Archive for August 16, 2008
Our man Mitt is getting some attention and it’s coming from the Obama campaign (emphasis mine):
Mitt Romney’s chances of becoming John McCain’s vice presidential running mate are strong enough that the Democratic National Committee launched a full-scale attack on him Thursday.It introduced a Web site section to knock him and sponsored a nationwide conference call for reporters to listen as Romney was verbally flogged by politicians from Massachusetts and Michigan — two of the three states that Romney has called home. The other state, of course, is Utah, but no politicians from it joined the attack initially but did later in the day.
“He is the most intellectually inconsistent politician in the history of politics,” Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., said of former Massachusetts Gov. Romney. “I have never seen anyone so completely without any commitment to any particular principle and so willing to say whatever he thinks will help him win the next election.”
Whaaa..? Barney Frank is a moron. Whatevah.
As a fan of the Mittster this article was welcome news. Mitt has done a great job of remaining relatively low key over the last several months. Let the Obama spend the money and time getting his name out there. There is more fun in that article to be had if you care to read the rest.
So, IRF has been on a little posting sabbatical as we have all been mesmerized by the Olympic Games (I can’t imagine what kind of effect the games are having on SportsAttitude).
I wanted to share some of my thoughts, and please add your own in the comments section.
1) Are we sure Mary Carillo has two x-chromosomes? Here is a conversation a friend and I had:F: Mary Carillo admitted to taking testosterone for years. LM: That would explain the pantsuits. F: And the attraction to Billie Jean King. .
2) The magical swimsuits that are helping everyone beat world records… The doctor friend had the quote of the day on this one: “Did you hear that they take up to 30 minutes to put on? Apparently they come off easily, though, because as soon as Michael Phelps is out of the pool, he’s got it down so low, I could check for hernias.”
3) Beach Volleyball. HOW DID THE BIGGEST T&A SPORT OF THE OLYMPICS TAKE THE PRIME TIME SLOT? The schedulers at NBC ought to be shot (and in China, they probably WOULD be). Why do I have to wait until 11pm to watch gymnastics? That’s what all the kids want to see, and yet, it is on well past ALL of our bedtimes… so the Children of America are forced to think that olympic games are about flat-chested women playing volleyball in bikinis. And hugging between every point. And the BELGIANS. They should have selected a tasteful tank and boyshort. If Olympians can have belly-rolls, is there hope for the rest of us?
4) Chinese gymnasts. I REALIZE that gymnastics stunts your maturation process. Once upon a time, I was among the stunted. However, despite my lack of puberty, I did still manage to lose my BABY TEETH! Here is a 16 year old before puberty sets in:
Here is a “16 year old” Chinese gymnast.
Anyone who has shopped in Hong Kong has appreciated the Chinese ability to make a good fake, but COME ON. Their BIRTH CERTIFICATES?
Oh, and by the way, am I the only one who finds Bob Costas to be tiresome?
Anyhow, God Bless America. I can’t wait for your analysis!