Frosty Little Green Footballs

Man it’s cold this morning. I didn’t watch or listen to Obama’s speech. Maybe I will later. I don’t know. I’ll just stick with Michael Moore for now.  Feeling discouraged about it all.  I want to support you, Mr. Prez … but, but, but … sometimes I wonder if I am being duped.  Hate that feeling … especially after 8 years of it.

Anyway, for a bit of better news, I read about Charles Johnson … right wing blogger and founder of Little Green Footballsparting ways with the right.  Here’s how Huffington Post summarizes it all ..

Succinctly titled “Why I Parted Ways With The Right,” Johnson’s post argues against the fanaticism of politicians like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Pat Buchanan as well as the conservative blogosphere (“Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source)”). He also cites the “anti-Islamic bigotry that goes far beyond simply criticizing radical Islam, into support for fascism, violence, and genocide.” He concludes:

The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff. I won’t be going over the cliff with them.

This is good … and I am thinking that the whole “Little Green Footballs” thing is probably a reference to the Eagles.  Yeah.

And just because I can’t resist, here’s the latest blunder uncovered in Going Rogue … the Palin poop just keeps flowing, doesn’t it?  Imagine her in charge of something more crucial than her own memoir!

Here’s some fluff about the newest Breaker from the USWNT (Leslie Osborne) – hope she’ll grow on me the way Mitts did.

And while we’re talking soccer – tune in to ESPN2 and ESPNU for the D1 women’s soccer semi-finals and finals this weekend.  That’s Friday night December 4th – and then Sunday the 6th.  It’ll be Stanford-UCLA at 5:30 (ET) on Friday – then UNC-Notre Dame at 8 (ET).  The final is at 1PM ET in Sunday.  Would be pretty amazing to see Stanford clean up in both soccer and B-ball – a distinct possibility this year!

My friend CB sent me an interesting article about a gentleman from suburban Philadelphia – Robert Landau – who’s made a career out of advocating for girls’ and women’s sports equity.  He even went after my (our) alma mater, Haverford High School.  I’m not entirely sure what to make of him.  Pushing systems to change is always a challenge … and often a worthy cause.  But it’s also important to see the bigger picture.  It’s not black and white … and there’s something about this guy that sounds a little self-righteous/self-serving to me.

Oh well … off to the races – have a great 2nd day of December!

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