“I guess this is just another lost cause, Mr. Paine. All you people don't know about lost causes. Mr. Paine does. He said once they were the only causes worth fighting for. And he fought for them once, for the only reason any man ever fights for them; because of just one plain simple rule: 'Love thy neighbor.'... And you know that you fight for the lost causes harder than for any other. Yes, you even die for them.”
-Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
These congressmen and senators have acted despicably and violated their oath to serve the people. They will, unfortunately for some of them but good for America, be returning to their home states to ask their constituents to reelect them. Their constituents will finally have the opportunity to tell them what they think of them, it will be time for payback. There is no greater weapon than the American ballot box and the people will use it. Their opponents will remind the people who betrayed them. We the people will get payback for the betrayal of our trust for taking money from the corporate interest and doing their bidding at our expense. They deserve no less than to be turned out of office and be gone.
Joe Lieberman, is corrupt and is guilty of taking legalized bribery. Joe Lieberman should be removed from his chairmanship, he is opposed to the policies of the Democrats. In Connecticut a large majority of the residents want the public option but Liberman is serving his masters, the health insurance industry.
Yankees tanked the first game of the World Series. Just damn fine pitching by the Phillies hurler Cliff Lee who shut the Yankee bats down. The thing about the World Series is that you have to win four games to be the champions, so the fat lady hasn't sung her song yet. Or as Yogi said it ain't over till it's over. The man has a way with words. Like, I came to a fork in the road and took it.
Yogi Berra threw out the first pitch. To see him standing next to the Yankees captain Derek Jeter was a picture in contrast. Yogi was a Yankee in his day and a good one but age and time take their tool and standing next to Jeter he looked tiny.
It kind of puts the game in perspective and it is after all a game. But a great game and one to be enjoyed and remembered. Today will be game two and I fully expect the Yankees to be running the bases, hitting home runs and playing like Yankees, I hope. I will be watching and cheering and urging the Yankees to hit every pitch and strike out every Phillie.