Tomorrow Is the Big Day

The U.S. Team takes the field against Belgium and the transfer window official opens tomorrow.  Hopefully both the U.S. and Arsenal will give us some good news.  For Arsenal signing a striker, holding mid fielder, and right back will be critical if they are going to compete for the Premier League title next year.

It is also the first day of the NBA’s free agency period.  We’ll find out the future of the Miami Heat.


Can I Get Fries with that Order of Grand Standing?

The Supreme Court’s ruling that employers with religious objections don’t have to comply with Obamacare requirements to provide contraception coverage sparked a heap grand standing from both sides.   Here is some grade A posturing.

Personally, I really don’t care either way.

Lamar!’s No Cochran

Lamar! Alexander is pulling out all of the GOP stops he can to avoid losing (or in the case of Cochran) getting too close for comfort.  He has secured endorsements from Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.  This is a sign that Lamar! is taking his opponent seriously and doesn’t want to give up his job.

Can his opponent gather the kind of late momentum that Tea Partiers normally get when they pull off an upset?  We’ll see, although I doubt it.

Jindal Looking for A Little Christian Charity

Bobby Jindal looks in the mirror and sees a future President.  He also hopes that millions of Evangelical Christian voters will look at him and see the same thing.   His efforts appear to be drawing praise from Christian conservative big-wigs like Tony Perkins and Mike Farris who said:

“I think he’s a top-tier candidate and he’ll resonate a lot with that community.”

The Tea Party and the Ayn Rand Fan Club may garner all of the media attention these days but Christian conservatives should not be overlooked.  They were the backbone on the insurgent runs of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.  Any GOP candidate who wants to get out of Iowa and win in the South and Plains states will need the so-called “Religious Right” on their side.

Bobby Jindal may have many flaws as a candidate but choosing to target this group is not one of them.

Man Does Not Live By Politics Alone – Brazil Have A Glass Jaw

Brazil are the luckiest team in the World Cup.  If that ball is an inch, one inch, lower at the end of the second OT period Chile wins.  For all the hype and hoopla surrounding Brazil, it was the team that had everything going against them (smaller, slower, 90% of the fans against them) Chile that showed the fight and heart of a champion.  If a team like Germany, Holland, Argentina or Colombia can bring that kind of dedication and passion against Brazil then Neymar and company will have some extra beach time. 

Acting Like a Brat

It appears there are some bitter feelings left over from David Brat’s defeat of Eric Cantor.  The Washington Post reports:

Cantor loyalists who still sit on the 7th District Committee outmaneuvered Brat supporters to strip the committee of most of its budget — nearly $400,000. In a savvy bit of parliamentary procedure, they voted to send the money to national GOP organizations based in Washington — leaving empty-handed the conservative activists who planned to use the money to build a get-out-the-vote operation to complement Brat’s fledgling campaign.

What does this mean?

First, it shows the local party is not united behind Brat and some of them would prefer it if they lost the seat to the Democrats this time and then someone else (i.e. Eric Cantor) could come back and win it in 2016.  Second, the fight between the Tea Party and Bush Republicans is just beginning.  Far from being a decisive victory that forces the Bush Republicans to toe the Tea Party line this move shows the Bushies are going start fighting back.

Third, Democrats (if they run a good campaign) could potentially steal this seat.  That’s what the Bush Republicans want.  Why?  So they can turn around and say “see what happens when the Tea Party gets its way, the GOP loses in November.  Just like Sharron Angle, Ken Buck, Christine O’Donnell.”  Fourth, this fight will continue into 2016.

Ann Coulter made Shep Smith the Voice of Reason

Professional conservative skank Ann Coulter apparently hates soccer.  I knew there was a reason I couldn’t sleep at night.  FOX News’ Shep Smith had the perfect response to Ms. Coulter:

If I ran MLS’s marketing division (they could be so lucky) I would’ve had ads on Daily Kos and Huffington Post showing Coulter’s face saying “Want to make this woman mad?  Watch MLS soccer” with the date and time of the next game.