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Posted by pjsauter on August 31, 2009
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I saw a photo from the Kennedy funeral service this morning that had former President Dummy and his wife Pickles in it (by the way, if anybody tries to play Ave Maria at my funeral, please shoot me). Dummy looked as stupid as ever, but as I looked at Pickles with the bright red lipstick slopped on her Prozac puss, it struck me that it’s too bad Heath Ledger died, ‘cuz he’d have been perfect to play her in Dubya, the Movie.

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Teddypalooza Booblehead

Posted by pjsauter on August 30, 2009
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On Press the Meat today, the hour is devoted to a look back at Senator Ted Kennedy, with Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Chris Dodd, Maria Shriver, Bob Shrum and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and a look at the Kennedy legacy and beyond with Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, plus highlights from Kennedy’s 45 years of appearances on Press the Meat.

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Bon Voyage, Teddy

Posted by pjsauter on August 29, 2009
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Goodbye, Teddy

It’s An American Plan

Posted by pjsauter on August 28, 2009
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Friday, finally, and Day Two of the Great NY State Fair. Today’s free entertainment includes Grand Funk Railroad. I think only Don Brewer and Mel Schacher are left from the original group that I went to see back around ’74 or ’76 or so, smuggling pints of Mad Dog or Boone’s Farm into the War Memorial (I remember getting dropped off by my dad, and picked up by my buddy Warren’s – whose dad was the SU basketball coach at the time – mom). Not that I’ll be attending. Going to the Fair was fun when I was a kid (back then they had moon rocks on display (under military guard), and a guy flying around in a very cool (and very noisy; sounded like a steam line ruptured) jet pack (that I was certain we’d all have by this time in “the future”).

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Beginning of the End

Posted by pjsauter on August 27, 2009
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Freshman arrived on campus yesterday (life becomes a major pain the ass for those who have to work in the area – which fortunately doesn’t include me anymore – from now until winter break), the NY State Fair opens in less than two hours (it’s Governor’s Day, which means throngs of people will no doubt be heading to the fairgrounds to catch a glimpse of our beloved governor; yes, the Gov came in to town last night, and we are tainted – which is kinda like being t-bagged – by his presence), and the SU football season begins a week from Saturday (great anticipation over that, though, in reality, it figures to be another long depressing season, where “success” will be measured more in terms of progress and competitiveness than in actual wins; still, as of today, we haven’t lost any games yet). In other words, the summer of 2009 is pretty much history.

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End of a Generation

Posted by pjsauter on August 26, 2009
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Not a whole lot to say about Teddy. We all knew it was coming, but it’s still sad. It’d be nice if this triggered the passage of a universal health care bill, the way JFK’s assassination led the way for the Civil Rights Act. But I don’t hold out much hope for that. Funny, back in ’64, LBJ managed to shove that legislation through Congress (after 54 days of filibuster – six days a week – and you needed 67 votes back then; the last Senator to speak against the Act before the Democratic Whip at the time – Hubert Humphrey – decided he had enough votes to end debate was WV’s Robert Byrd, who had spoken for over 14 hours), despite the nation being truly polarized over segregation and equal rights for black folks. Today, the vast majority of the population want at least the choice of a public health care plan, and the Democrats have flopped and foundered under feckless leadership. Not a fit legacy for a lion. I only hope I can manage to avoid reading the venomous hatred that’s sure to spew from all the usual wingnut sources over the next week or so.

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NY Burns, Blinky Fiddles

Posted by pjsauter on August 25, 2009
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GovWhile Governor Blinky tries to hide his inept stewardship of our state by complaining that nobody likes him because he’s black, Judi Ruliani seems poised to make a run at the job himself. This is very bad news, since nobody much likes Blinky, and Rudy – in Superman-like fashion – personally rid NYC of all crime, and then pulled the survivors out of the rubble of the World Trade Center with his bare hands. Blinky doesn’t stand a chance against a great American hero like that. Hell, Rudy’ll go kick that goddamn Pedro Estrada in the nuts and clean up the NY State Legislature. Hopefully Paterson will spare himself the embarrassment, and not run. If that happens, the best we can hope for is a primary fight with Andy Cuomo, and we don’t need that. I’m not sure I’m set on Andy, but I liked his old man, whom I admired for repeatedly vetoing the death penalty. I just hope Andy’s been staying away from the hookers (but he’s a nice Catholic boy – like Rudy – so I’m sure he’d never do anything like that).

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I Need Another Day Off

Posted by pjsauter on August 24, 2009
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Just saw some shocking news: the NY State Fair starts Thursday. Who cares? Well, I don’t, really, but around here, “Fair Week” (which is actually more like 12 days, and ends on Labor Day) signals the end of summer, shorter days, cool nights (which can’t start soon enough for me), and – most importantly, football. Before you know it, leaves will be dropping, and the snow will be flying. Fall is my favorite time of year (except for those short days), but somehow this always sneaks up on me (probably not as much as it sneaks up on Sue, though; unlike me, she’s gotta go back to school). Mondays have a tendency to sneak up on me, too. So I guess I better get ready for work.

Boobleheads

Posted by pjsauter on August 23, 2009
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On Press the Meat, Gilligan Gregory has Orrin Hatch and Chick Schumer, on to tell us why we can’t have health care reform, plus we’ll hear how things are going in Afghanistan (hint: it’s going great) with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Outrageous Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on August 22, 2009
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Heard a lot of outrage the past couple days over the release of the Lockerbie bomber. As I mentioned the other day, I can certainly understand where the family members are coming from, and no doubt would feel the same way were I in the same position. A lot of the outrage comes from self-identified Christians (our President, for one – but I forget, he’s an undercover Muslim), and I can’t help but wonder what Jesus would think about it. I have to wonder because, since I don’t pretend to be a Christian, I can’t speak with Jesus and/or his dad directly, the way, say, dubya can.

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