Obama Continues to Come Through (and Saturday is Here)!

Yesterday President Barack Obama repealed the Mexico City Policy

– the infamous gag rule that pulled funding from health care providers who offered (or even just talked about) certain health care options for women.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.  Obama’s Day Three … was a mixed bag, reminding me that change is a process … and you can’t please all the people all the time.

The puzzling William Lynn nomination is a good example – and one that I am willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt on. He’s too smart a guy to nominate someone who clearly doesn’t meet the standards of his newly-minted ethics guidelines … unless there’s a really good reason.  It would be beyond bone-headed – and worthy of the previous administration, but not this one.  So I’m holding off on the criticism … unlike our old friend John McCain, who felt the need to weigh in.  He’s got every right to weigh in – and I just wish he’d done a little more of it when the Bushies were looting and pillaging.

Oh well … on to soccer .. where I see that Brandi Chastain (at age 40) is returning to the pitch for the Bay Area WPS franchise.  Briana Scurry is also playing (for the Washington Freedom) … making these two the only Founding members of the WUSA who are continuing into the WPS, if I’m not mistaken.  Here’s a pdf of the Complete Draft results (suitable for framing).  Old news, I know – but maybe you didn’t see it before.  Sheesh!

And speaking of soccer – here’s an interesting new blog/podcast site – Women’s Soccer Show.   Picking up on Boltgirl’s WPS LGBT theme, here’s what Women’s Soccer Show has to say about the signing of Johanna Frisk with the LA Sol.  Their first podcast is an intro to the WPS, the site, and an interview with Tim Vickery re. Marta and the breakthrough that she represents for women’s football in Brazil.

Finally, on the women’s college basketball front, we have the following on today’s plate …

Navy at Army 11:00am ESPNU
Kansas State at Kansas 11:00am Fox Sports Net
Texas State at Lamar 1:00 KWCE/WBTR/KFDM/KTBU/KVHP/KKYK/WVUE/CH 17/KPXJ/MYTX/Time Warner
St. John’s at West Virginia 1:00 Big East Sports Network
Arizona at Arizona State 1:00 Fox Sports Net
Baylor at Texas Tech 1:00 Fox Sports Net
Missouri State at Wichita State 2:00 Missouri Cable Sports Network
University of the Incarnate Word at Saint Mary’s (TX) 2:00 CBS College Sports
Ohio State at Purdue 4:00 ESPN2
North Carolina at Maryland 6:00 ESPN2
UConn at Cincinnati 6:00 CPTV
Georgetown at South Florida 6:00 BHSN
Iowa State at Nebraska 8:00 Fox Sports Net

That Navy vs Army match up will be of interest to NH aficionados as it’s an opportunity to see Megan Evans play. That’s Megan Evans the former Mascoma HS standout and now a senior at West Point. From Class M to D1 – not bad, Megan!

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2 Responses to Obama Continues to Come Through (and Saturday is Here)!

  1. No I didn’t know about it. Thanks you so much! (I was very, very sad to read about Kay Yow when I opened up the site. She was an amazing woman!)


  2. AMR says:

    I see that you’re a fan of the WNBA so I wanted to let you know about a website that has news, blogs, and awesome behind-the-scenes photos of some of the top players in the WNBA. http://www.shesaballer.com/

    Hopefully you already know about it but wanted to pass along in case you didn’t!


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