Friday, October 30, 2009

the banking industry. They are not the engine that runs America, they are the parasites that suck the life blood from that engine



I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
-Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)


The bankers of America hide their mysterious dealings in a confusing jargon of legalese. They have damaged the American economy to the point that the United States government has had to bail them out at the cost of billions of dollars. They have ben allowed to get too big to fail. Some of the banks have paid back part or all of the bail out money but the practices that they engaged in that caused the financial implosion has been renewed with just as much vigor. Bankers, it seems, have short memories. They are responsible for the mortgage crisis, over the next three years there is expected to be another seven million americans facing foreclosure. The banks have bludgeoned the American consumer. Jefferson warned America about the dangers of abuse by the banks. ...the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. Perhaps it is time we took notice.
It is time to break up the big banks that are too big to fail. If they are irresponsible and once again create a crisis that threatens their existence and impacts the American economy adversely they should fail. No one bails out the individual Americans, no one bails out small businesses but the banks expect, albeit they demand that they get bailed out. Too big to fail should be seen as what it is, America being held hostage to the banking industry. They are not the engine that runs America, they are the parasites that suck the life blood from that engine, the American working man and woman. There motto is greed, corruption and deceit. Someone once said the best way to rob a bank is own one, so true. It is time to end it, break up the bastards.

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Joy of joys, the Yankees won the second game of the World Series last night. Godzilla slammed a home run to take the lead. Mo was fantastic in relief. Last night following a meeting I sat in a bar with a few friends and caught the last three innings and of course the highlights. There was plenty of fist pumping and all was right with the world, the Yankees had evened up the series. Now they are going to take the 110 mile trip to Philadelphia for the next three games. I doubt that they will win all three but they won't lose them either. I expect them to take two out of three and then return to New York and win the series at home. Take it to the bank and bet the farm. Better yet, skip the bank, they'll screw you. Goooooooooooooooooooooo Yankees.

SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT


The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

by James Lovelock

Nightmare scenario

"...scientists from four international climate research programs reasserted the hypothesis's basic tenets: (1) Earth "behaves as a single, self-regulating system"; (2) "human activities are significantly influencing Earth's environment"; (3) Earth's system is complex and difficult to predict, and "surprises abound"; (4) the system is characterized by "critical thresholds and abrupt changes"; and (5) Earth's system has "moved well outside the range of natural variability exhibited over the last half million years at least."

His (James Lovelock) findings are based on experiments conducted with a simple kind of computer model that is used by climate scientists to diagnose the accuracy of larger climate models. This revealed that signs of climatic instability are likely to appear as the concentration of CO2 reaches 400 parts per million (ppm). Then when CO2 reaches a concentration of 400–500 ppm, the computer model predicts a sudden rise in temperature of 9 degrees Celsius. But just before that major temperature jump a strange thing happens—the temperature dips for a few years. As Lovelock puts it, if his model truly represents the Earth's response to increasing carbon dioxide, it is scary because it implies that before the final jump to a desert world, the climate will briefly become cooler again. This warns that a cold summer, or even a series of them, is not proof that global heating has ended. Another way of putting it is that normal climatic variation will precede Lovelock's 9 degree jump in temperature.

(I)n The Vanishing Face of Gaia. A new climatic jump, he concludes, will occur within the next few years or decades, and will involve an abrupt increase in average global surface temperature of 9 degrees Celsius—from 15 to 24 degrees Celsius (59 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit). Such a shift, he contends, will trigger the collapse of our global civilization and the near extinction of humanity." New York Times Book Review



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Fox is a panderer to the evangelical wing nuts across America, the stupid, the vested interests and the hypocrites everywhere.

"Well now color me confused. I thought FOX News was Fair and Balanced? But today we learn from Media Matters that in fact FOX has been peddling a "quote" from White House communications director Anita Dunn, supposing claiming that she turns to Mao and Mother Teresa "the most" in her life, and in fact, that's not what she said at all." -John Aravosis, Write for www.americablog.com


The last thing Fox News is, is "fair and balanced". They obviously have to keep repeating it to try and convince themselves. It is painfully obvious when one watches Fox, as little as possible, that they have a clear agenda. There is no single thing a Democrat, Obama, or a liberal could do no matter how decent, important to the people of America, or beneficial to all our citizens that they won't find fault with.
They hypocritically wrap themselves in the flag and beat their chests over how the liberals and Democrats, sometimes rolled together, are destroying America. Hannity, Beck and O'Reilly attempt to pretend impartiality, pretend what they say is factual and news worthy but in fact it is the mangling of the truth and if a story shows Democrats/Liberals in a good light it is either ignored or rephrased or twisted to distort all sense of truth and fact.
An example from Media Matters "Continuing Fox News’ witch hunt against members of the Obama administration, both Glenn Beck and Special Report misleadingly cropped White House communications director Anita Dunn’s remarks at a high school graduation ceremony to falsely claim that she was, in Beck’s words", “proclaiming Mao [Zedong] as … the man that she turns to most.” In fact, Dunn actually said that Mao and Mother Theresa were “the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you’re going to make choices” [emphasis added]
"A common tactic used by the right wing media is to crop audio or video clips to make it appear Democrats are saying something totally different from what they have said and then play it for the gullible wingnuts who have no concept of fact checking. Often they even claim that people like Glenn Beck are hitting people with their own words." Liberal Values Blog
Clearly this is at best dishonest reporting and distortion although it is not against the law, news outlets can lie with impunity, evidence Fox.
Fox News is an industry joke. Everyone in the news business knows what Fox is except the gullible or those with a vested interest in their reporting. As Frank Schaeffer said about what Fox News is, including Rush Limbaugh, "...buffoons like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck and other people who are not terribly bright themselves and talking to even stupider people", is a damming inditement of this make believe news channel. Fox is a panderer to the evangelical wing nuts across America, the stupid, the vested interests and the hypocrites everywhere. There is no sense of decency on Fox, they actually try to make the news and then shape it like it is grass roots, as exemplified by Glen Beck and the tea party.

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Republicans health care program, "ecco domani", haven't a clue.
"Boehner Won’t Pledge To Offer GOP Health Care Plan, Refuses To Post It Online If He Does". thinkprogress.org
http://thinkprogress.org/2009/10/29/boehner-gop-72-hours/



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Thursday, October 29, 2009

health insurance industry has spent tens of millions lobbying congress, advertising, buying senators and congressmen and is now calling in the debt

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.”
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Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.



A wonderful word in the America lexicon is, payback. Dictionary.com defined it as, "something done in retaliation", I like it. As any kid will tell you payback is a bitch. The American people are watching with great interest the current debate on health care reform in congress and the vote on a public option. It is now clear that the health insurance industry has spent tens of millions lobbying congress, advertising, buying senators and congressmen and is now calling in the debt to stop a public option. They have brain washed millions of Americans to act against their own self interest. Abraham Lincoln said, you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. The majority of the American people understand what is at stake, a fair and equitable health care program where all Americans will have access to health care at an affordable price.
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.

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Joe Lieberman doesn't have a conscience this is okay with him. People get sick and die because they don't have insurance, Joe doesn't mind. They don't have insurance because they cannot afford it, Joe can live with that. They have pre-existing conditions and get denied coverage they paid for, shit happens say's Joe. They get laid off from work or they have been dropped from their insurance coverage because their illness is too expensive and the insurance companies do not want to pay, it isn't my fault says Joe.
Would a public option help these people, YES, but "say it ain't so Joe" is worried about the health insurance companies profits, it would cut into their huge profit margins. They contribute to members of congress like Lieberman, Baucus, Lincoln, and more to see it doesn't happen. Allen Grayson tells about the dead. This should not happen in America but Joe's not listening he's busy, kissing the health insurance executives asses.



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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.



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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.

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Happenings, you won't find on Fox (it ain't fair and balanced) News


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sen. Joe Leiberman (I-CN) Who has received over a million dollars for his campaigns from the health insurance companies has been bought and paid for

“Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men
- Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States


We are known by the good or evil we do. Most men do a little good in the world, raise a family, help a charity and are good neighbors. All men do a little evil in the world, either by acts of cruelty to a fellow human being or thoughtless actions that hurt others. Decent men are haunted by the evil they do and hope and prey that the good they have done has out weighed the evil.
One great evil is to break a trust whether it is betrayal in friendship or marriage or the betrayal of those less fortunate. Even within an evil there may be a part of the act that is good. But to commit an evil against society when we are given a the trust of the many, especially the poor, the working class, the hopeful and those who dispair for a better life and struggle every day to survive is cruel and evil.
Elected office is a great trust that the many have placed into the hands of the few, it is a chance to do great good. If a position is disagreed with and there are differences it is to be accepted, but when an elected official takes money from corporations who will be effected by their decisions and then acts in their behalf, that is Betrayal big time. The health insurance industry benefit at the price of the suffering of those depending on them. When a politician takes their money and does their bidding that hurts the many and deprives them of their hope, that is a great evil.
We see it in our government. Elected officials who betray the trust of the people for the interest of the few. Democrats against the public option, a betrayal of trust and hope for MONEY from health insurance industry. They sellout the people for MONEY to help them get reelected as that is what they truly are about, not the good they may do.
These are the Democrat Betrayers, they are guilty of evil against the peoples trust and hopes.
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)
We all understand that the Republicans are bought and paid for by the big corporations and are elected by the uninformed, the misled and those poor souls that think the Republicans really give a damn about them. Lastly is Sen. Joe Leiberman (I-CN) who has received over a million dollars for his campaigns from the health insurance companies has been bought and paid for. Joe you just don't care for the people, you betrayed them again. You are a vile, despicable, hypocrite, you have sold your office.

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It appears that the house will settle for a weak public option. Another sellout to the health insurance industry. What do Americans have to do to get a government that is not corrupted by corporate cash? Basically the government is bribed by the MONEY.

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"Blue Cross sends to it's customers notice of an 11% increase in premiums, while at the same time sending a notice to customers to oppose the public option. Yea, screw the people and have them approve the screwing.

By: Jason Rosenbaum Wednesday October 28, 2009 2:00 pm

"Blue Cross extorts more money from their customers with one hand with an 11% rate increase – they do control a whopping 53% of the market in North Carolina after all [pdf], and 98% of the individual market and billions in reserve dollars, so they can get away with that kind of thing – and with the other, tries to enlist these same customers to fight against something that would Blue Cross’s rates and profits." More..... at Firedoglake.com


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Republicans Block Unemployment benefits. Why isn't Fox (make it up) News talking about it?
Crooks and Liars



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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Joe Liberman is supporting those parasites, the health insurance industry, that victimize the helpless

"...buffoons like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck and other people who are not terribly bright themselves and talking to even stupider people" Frank Schaeffer, former evangelical leader and author


Senator Joe Liberman gives aide and comfort to the enemy which is a war crime. The health insurance industry is at war with the sick. They want them gone from their insurance coverage. The sick are the enemy. Joe Liberman is supporting those parasites, the health insurance industry, that victimize the helpless. When people need their coverage the most, when they are most vulnerable, is when the insurance company strikes. Liberman is guilty of aiding and abetting the victimization of the American people.
Senator Liberman comes out on the side of the MONEY, the insurance companies, AEtna, Cigna, The Hartford to name a few. Hey, it's easy, the insurance industry have been pouring millions into the campaigns of the Republicans and Liberman is a closet Republican and has benefited from their largess. Guess he didn't get the quote, " “If you can't drink a lobbyist's whiskey, take his money, sleep with his women and still vote against him in the morning, you don't belong in politics”, therefore Lieberman should hang it up.

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Three greatest lies are; the check is in the mail, I gave at the office and Fox (make it up) News is fair and balanced.

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Evangelicals the crazies in America - Republicans cater to the crazies.
"...buffoons like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck and other people who are not terribly bright themselves and talking to even stupider people" Frank Schaeffer.
Must see video, wow.


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Recommended Book;
Frank Schaeffer "Crazy for God"

"Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back:"
"Part autobiography, part parental tribute and part examination of how American evangelism got to where it is, versatile author Schaeffer tells a moving story of growing up and growing wise in his latest (after Baby Jack: A Novel). Raised in Switzerland in the utopian community and spiritual school his evangelical parents founded, Schaeffer was restless and aware even at a young age that "my life was being defined by my parent's choices." Still, he took to "the family business" well, following his dad as he became one of the "best-known evangelical leaders in the U.S." on whirlwind speaking tours. While rubbing shoulders with such empire builders as Pat Robertson, James Dobson and Jerry Falwell, Schaeffer witnessed the birth of the Christian anti-abortion movement, and became an evangelical writer, speaker and star in his own right. His disillusionment, when it came, hit hard; while he would eventually achieve modest fame as a filmmaker and author (of novels and nonfiction), the initial stages of Schaeffer's post-religious life were anything but glamorous; a particularly moving passage describes Schaeffer shoplifting pork chops rather than return to the evangelical fold. Schaeffer does not mince words, making his narrative honest, inflammatory and at times quite funny; despite its excess length and some confusing chronological leaps, this story of faith, fame and family in modern America is a worthy read." From Publishers Weekly

health insurance industry has spent tens of millions to brainwash the American people, and contributed tens of millions to Republicans in congress

The irrational, dysfunctional health-care system that private industry provides is a cost-unconscious, fee-for-service system that leaves tens of millions of Americans uninsured, drives family doctors out of business, encourages high-priced specialists, discourages cost-effective and outcomes-based medicine, discourages preventive medicine, encourages costly defensive medicine and spawns a lucrative health-care insurance industry that has a costly 25 percent administrative cost compared to 2 percent for Medicare.” -Stanley Thomas


Health Care continues to be hotly debated and shills for the insurance industry are out there parading around giving speeches, scaring people, especially seniors, and acting like concerned citizens. Suggesting that the health insurance companies are benevolent while the government wants to kill you. In truth the Republicans support the insurance companies and oppose an alternative lower cost public option, and it is the Republican's friends, the health insurance companies, who will drop you and let you die if you get a major illness. So by association the Republicans are trying to kill you, or at least turning a blind eye to their friends and financial benefactors the health insurance industry.
Remember it was the Republicans that opposed Medicare for thirty years until the Democrats had enough votes to pass it under President Johnson a Democrat. It was the Republicans who opposed Social Security passed by President Roosevelt, a Democrat, and who was opposed by Republicans. It was president Bush, a Republican, who tried to dismantle the Social Security system and who created the donut hole in prescription coverage that causes so much financial stress for seniors. Since when did the Republicans or any corporation act benevolent? They don't, especially the health insurance industry. They let people die. They drop sick people for the sake of profits. They abandon their own customers if they get a major illness and need expensive health care. People, don't be stupid and stop believing lies that the health care companies want you to believe, think for yourselves and get the facts, and most importantly don't get sick, because if you do you will be faced with some unpleasant truths. The health insurance industry has spent tens of millions to brainwash the American people, and contributed tens of millions to Republicans in congress and lesser amounts to Democrats to get them to support their lies. As P.T.Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." Don't be a sucker.

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Sacrebleu!
"France to increase cost of one night in the hospital by 25%!
It's going from $24 to $29." And the French people are all upset. What's wrong with this picture. An American over night stay in a hospital is $500 to $2000, in France an over night stay in a hospital $29, Ouch! But of course we like to say our health care is superior. Don't kid yourself. It is pretty much the same care. But the price isn't. Oh yes, we scream from the roof tops that it's socialism, it is socialized medicine but it is also social responsibility. When people get sick they are not dropped by the system and left to die as is the practice by the American health insurance industry.
www.americablog.com


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Rachel Maddow asks uncomfortable questions of "the Parasite" health scare tactics


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Defend Net Neutrality-maintain a free and open internet. Stop the corporations from stealing and taking control of the internet and controlling access. They didn't invent it, develop it or build it but now they want to control it.
more... at Firedoglake.com

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FOX (lies and distortions) NEWS less than reliable reporting, actually distortions and biased news
From Eric Boehlert MEDIA MATTERS.org
Why Fox (lies and distortions) News in not a legitimate news service and what everyone knew but didn't want to admit. "...a legitimate news organization does not:

• Source its research to "conservative blogs."
• Purposefully present stories out of context.
• Regularly declare "Victory!" when a White House initiative fails.
• Ignore a breaking news story that embarrasses the Republican Party.
• Invite fringe conspiracy theorists to appear on news shows.
• Suggest during a news program that Democrats voted to "protect pedophiles, but not veterans."
• Routinely accuse the president of the United States of being like Adolf Hitler.
• Describe itself as the "voice of the opposition."
• Air more than 100 commercials promoting partisan political rallies.
• Show 22 clips of health care reform opponents who attended town hall forums, and none of health reform supporters.
• Purchase full-page newspaper ads to spread falsehoods about the news competition.
• Invade the privacy of second-grade students.
• Promote violent political rhetoric.
• Fail to fact-check a murder story before airing allegations about it.
• Allow a news anchor to suggest a Supreme Court nominee is guilty of "reverse racism." ' More....


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Fox can sit around and interview each other and agree with each other about how dangerous and evil the Left is

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
-Andre Gide (1869 - 1951) Author and Nobel Prize for literature


President Obama has had some criticism from some supporters on the Left and of course the Right is screaming, but that's what they do, about his shunning Fox, white man, News and limiting their access. He has every right to respond to Fox's lies and distortions in any way he pleases. Some critics have suggested that the MSNBC is equally bias against the Right. They are left of center but so far they haven't made up the news. Their commentary while entertaining is often insightful and Dr. Rachel Maddow brings a depth and intelligence to hers examination of the issues. It is nice to listen to someone who with real smarts. Unlike the morons on Fox like Glen Beck and the rest. Obama's administration is right, Fox is not broadcasting news. They are not a true news network. Fox is a propaganda machine for the Right and Rupert Murdock, the owner of Fox and a born again Christian, pushes that political agenda, the truth be damned. He has a right to any religious belief but it is an agenda of the extreme Right and it is vigorously pursued to the exclusion of the truth. Obama is treating them as they should be treated. Now Fox can sit around and interview each other and agree with each other about how dangerous and evil the Left is. Obama should keep Fox out of the White House, Air Force One, and out of his news conferences. Treat them as they deserve to be treated, like the pariah they are.

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Must see story on the Immoral Majority about Fox, white man, News admit they lie and distort the news. I think I've been saying that for a long while, now here it is from their own mouths. Question, How can you tell when Fox, white man, News newscasters are lying? Easy, their lips are moving.


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350 is rapidly becoming a distant memory. We are currently at 389 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere. The warnings from the scientific community are dire and yet the party rolls along. Humans have never lived on the planet with CO2 levels this high and the consequences of this level in CO2 may be catastrophic if we don't reduce the level back down to 350 or lower. For more details go to 350.org

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There is still joy in Mudville, the New York Yankees have won the American League Pennant. Watching the game on television I always feel a twinge of sorrow for the losers. The television camera always swing to the losers dugout and they just seem stunned and disbelieving as they watch the victors hug, dance and slap each other on the back. But we shouldn't feel to sorry for them, they will be back. There is always next year and they live privileged lives. Meanwhile the Yankees are again where they were ordained to be, in the World Series. They will play the Philadelphia Phillies and while I like the city of Philadelphia I never liked the Philadelphia Phillies so this is an easy game to watch. I can cheer on the Yankees against the hated Phillies. Ah, what a game. Maybe this is a way we can solve the debate in congress. Choose up sides have a playoff game and the losers go home. Go Yankees!

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