Monday, October 27, 2008

Columbus 1-0 DC United

One Christmas, probably 1991, we stayed at a relative's house, and one of the presents I got was a Super Nintendo game. Which was strange, because I didn't have an SNES.

We drove home later that day, and we opened some more presents, supposedly left at home because we needed room in the car to fit the gifts for our cousins. One big box was, actually, a Super Nintendo. Another was a 286, the first color PC I ever had. No one else on my block would have a personal home computer as advanced as ours for the next three years, at least.

All nice gifts, and I was very happy. Ever since then, though, I knew I didn't deserve any of it. I had been spoiled that Christmas.

That's almost exactly what yesterday feels like.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm not sure how much longer I can do this

And odds are pretty good you don't know what "this" is. Which is fine. I'm not going to elaborate. But I just wanted to say it. I honestly just don't know if I can keep chasing like this.

Monday, October 13, 2008

USA and CRC in the Hex; MEX will have to wait

Only two teams are undefeated, and one team is 100% in World Cup qualifying. Neither team is Mexico, who have no more home games in the CONCACAF semis, playing in Canada and Honduras hoping that they don't lose both games and that Jamaica doesn't win out.


The GOP: the world's largest collection of cornered tigers

Three weeks to go, and with the election set to potentially hand Obama anything between a close win and a convincing landslide, the Republicans find themselves out of options and out of time.

That doesn't mean they'll definitely lose.

Battered person syndrome is kinda sad for both sides. Republicans keep begging the country to take them back, and a large part of the electorate is ready to concede.

One day (and we hope it is 22 days from now), America will say no, and Republicans just might rise up, grab the guns they "cling" to, and start shooting people.

We expected violence during the second Bush inauguration, and got none. Democrats are willing to sit out four more years for their next turn. Republicans, on the other hand, with their vitriol against Clinton and eight years of unfettered prosperity (the horror!), are not above using every dirty tactic in their playbook until they get the candy they've been begging for (how many metaphors am I going to mix today?).

I don't know how this ends. As a Democrat Abroad, among other Democrats Abroad who are far more to the left than we can afford to be back home, it's easy to sit back and watch the fireworks. I'm not on the ground in some places in purple America, where one may have to be afraid of identifying themselves as anyone left of center, and/or in support of Obama.

God help us.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

That One/Biden '08

My new bumper sticker.