Overheard at the Ball Fields Last Night…

June 8th, 2011

Comments

  • Tracy:

    We also make up what the kids are talking about on the field. Usually I just pretend that they’re saying things from Bull Durham: “Well, Nuke’s scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man’s here. We need a live… is it a live rooster? We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose’s glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.”

    • Rechelle:

      That is really funny.

  • susan:

    my son in law is so nervous about the idiots that seem to adore Palin. i told him months ago that he shouldnt worry; that self destruction is in the cards. I think its the media that seem to perpetuate her importance. she is like a gnat that wont go away

    • ekh:

      I tend to get really nervous too. Especially since so many media outlets resorted to practically stalking her on this bus tour. I mean, these were respectable, well respected news agencies (some of them at least) that sent their reporters out in rental cars, following her from place to place! This trip of hers was not newsworthy, other than to once again prove she is an idiot. In my opinion, it was a waste of any good journalistic talent that may still exit out there in the “lame stream media”.

  • justme:

    How’s all that “hope and change” working for all of you brilliant liberals?

    • km:

      The elimination of preexisting conditions in getting medical coverage for my 6 year old heart kid has literally changed his life, thank you !!!
      So far so good for this happy liberal.

    • eclecticdeb:

      Whether or not one believes that Palin really needs to keep her mouth shut and go live in a cave has NOTHING to do with being liberal or conservative. It has EVERYTHING to do with being reasonable.

    • jalf:

      You prefer no hope and no change?

  • justme:

    Not buying what Barry is selling. If you actually believe that the health care system is going to be better, you are all more gullible than I actually thought you were. Hello England and Canada. Why don’t all of you just move there and leave our health care system alone.

    • km:

      Don’t feed the troll

      • JJ:

        I can’t help it – trolls can be so cute when their eyes are popping out of their sockets with indignation!

    • JJ:

      We don’t really have a health care”system” – it’s more of a chaotic mess…
      And the topic was Palin and Bachman I believe. I am so disgusted that the two women in politics who are getting the most press coverage are those two. They must have been planted by some of those good ‘ol boys – conservative Repubs who feel that women should NOT be anywhere near power.

    • You can have your own opinions, JM – but you don’t get your own facts.

  • Nancy:

    I haven’t visited in a while and oh, how I have missed Rechelle’s humor! I thought we were the only couple making Bull Durham references – when our team is down you can count on at least one “He’s breathing through the wrong eyelid.”

    Here’s a treat for you – seems that over a decade ago MadTV had a Sarah Palinesque character. This made me bust a gut.

    http://pushingrope.blogspot.com/2011/06/tina-dupuy-on-madtv-palin-sketch.html

  • justme:

    Oh yeah. The liberal women in politics are definitely so much more brilliant than conservative women. That Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz, she’s a real winner. And the way Democratic men treat their women is just outstanding. Anthony Weiner and John Edwards being two wonderful examples. Oh, and let’s not forget Bill Cinton. Now there’s a real winner. You go ahead and be “disgusted”. Your indignation is about all you have left.

    • Nancy:

      Umm yeahhh, the conservative women are treated far,far better…Rep, Lee, Sen. Vitter, Ensign, Gov. Sanford, Larry “Wide Stance” Craig, Gibbons , Giuliani and let’s not forget Gingrich – he’s a real peach. Sorry, your argument doesn’t hold water.

    • km:

      Were you involved in a lot of “Did not ! Did too! ” arguments in the schoolyard?

      • km:

        addressed to justme

    • JJ:

      Oh no – I have much much more!
      (they are out in full force!)

      • JJ:

        My previous comment was for “just me” just to clarify!

    • Democrats don’t generally campaign on “Family Values” platforms while simultaneously having affairs. Nor do they campaign on “teh Gay iz bad” while enjoying male prostitutes or getting caught in public sex sting operations.

      Honestly, are you really that obtuse?

  • justme:

    lol To be honest, I think if the truth were told, you are all afraid of strong women who aren’t in the Democratic party. I don’t know why. Aren’t you the party that champions a woman’s right to choose or is that only for abortion and the rest of the time if women don’t agree with YOU, then they are stupid or wrong.?.?

    • Nancy:

      No, only when they are actually stupid or wrong.

      • km:

        I like Olympia Snowe. Does that wreck your argument justme?

  • km:

    And Susan Collins. That’s another strong Senator

  • justme:

    I’m not surprised that you like those two ladies. They are RINOs. So if the women are just like you, then they’re ok, but, if they are represent a different type of women, who is not in your mold, then they’re stupid and wrong.

    • km:

      Define what makes them RINO?

      • km:

        and where have I said stupid and wrong?

        • Nancy:

          JustMe – You don’t seem to realize that you fall into the category that you created, “if they represent a different type of woman…..” You see, we are ALL different types of women, but because we don’t fall into YOUR neat, little box you’re having a meltdown. Now I’m going to get on with my fabulous day and enjoy the sunshine in my gardens. Good luck with all that anger.

          • JJ:

            Nice comment Nancy! There are lots of strong women out there – some I agree with , some I do not. Some are Democrat, some are not – I can disagree with some and respect them if they can hold to their beliefs while respecting mine and others.
            Sorry to get your panties in a bunch justme – just feeling a little impish – and while Palin does make me a bit sick to my stomach, I can respectfully agree to disagree.

  • justme:

    Thank you. But I do have to say Anthony Weiner is just such a………well, you know.

    • JJ:

      Nobody can say that he didn’t live up to his name…

      • Nancy:

        I feel the same way about Ahhhnold Schwarzen-whatzit.

        • JJ:

          Ditto there – how much was she paid off not to spill the beans while he was Governor – 10 years and not a peep? That just seems impossible in this day and age…

          • km:

            I think Maria was pretty financially secure before Ahnold. Am I wrong?

  • justme:

    That Barry, he’s such a kidder. “The shovel ready jobs weren’t as shovel ready as we thought.” HaHaHa and it only cost us one trillion dollars to find that out. HaHaHa

  • Rechelle:

    Whoa! I keep missing all the good conversations on my blog! Dang it! Now I have to go see what a RINO is.

    • “Republican in Name Only.” remember those crazy people who say things like “Most Christians aren’t like that!” or “They’re not Real Christians?” It’s the same thing – the institutionalized No True Scotsman argument for the far right.

      Heh. It’s funny, too. “Rino.” Every time somebody says it, I picture big grey quadrupeds snorting and charging at people.

  • Rechelle:

    Oooooooh. Got it. Hmmmm. I’ve never really considered myself to be Republican or Democrat although these days I identify with the Dems on social policy issues – at least some of them. On others I am poorly informed and on others I would probably be more conservative. Just depends. But the reason that it is so easy to lampoon Palin and Bachmann is because they say the craziest shit!

    • JJ:

      Yes they do Rechelle!
      I feel that if you find yourself nodding in agreement to EVERYTHING a politician says, you are most assuredly (hope I spelled that right!) being fed a HUGE crapload of BS! You should not agree with everything that the person who gets your vote says – there should always be discussion points, disagreement, and compromise in the formula.
      Another big red flag for me is the “if I am elected, you will not pay any new taxes” cross that Bobo right off my list – please don’t feed me a bunch of baloney and I will be more than happy to listen and consider all of your points, but throw that at me and you are checked off my list.

      • km:

        Hear! Hear!
        I think it’s fascinating that in a country of this size and diversity of interest, income, race, culture, geography and even history that there are only 2 parties that are supposed to represent everyone.
        So I do like Snowe and Collins but Hillary but couldn’t stand Rell here as Governor because she was so wishywashy.
        Palin would probably have been better off saying little because she did get some nice deals for her constituents in Alaska and that record, albeit short, might have been enough to keep her relevant. But her rambling sentences of “huh? what are you trying to say?????” remind me of my kid when he hasn’t a clue what the answer is and will say everything hoping he’ll hit on some piece of relevance as he waffles on. Brevity can hide a lot.
        I support those who match my views, that’s normal isn’t it ? Just as it would be for justme to match his/her views to a candidate’s outlook.

        • Rechelle:

          Ah yes – the brilliance of brevity.