Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Playoff time

Game 1 of the NLDS begins in 7 hours. Eleven wins are needed. Frankly, eleven wins may be all that keeps me sane at this point. I need this to keep myself distracted from watching the United States turn in to a country I never thought it would. I need to keep myself distracted from looking at my 401k statement. I really need to keep myself distracted from Obama supporters who don't know their collective ass from a hole in the ground. I've tried - honestly, I've made a real effort - to get a few of them to tell me why they support him. Good God, has anyone really taken a close look at this guy's policies and history? All I get for a response to why he's getting support is one or more of the following:
  • Campaign slogans parroted back at me. (Yeah. I get it. Hope and Change. They sound great as long as you don't ask for a definition of them)
  • Anti-Bush venom. (Bush screwed the pooch on a lot of things. I agree. You don't like him. I get that. He's done in January. Focus.)
  • Anti-Republican venom. (Yeah, the minority party in the House and Senate is completely responsible for the mess this country is in.)
  • Letting YouTube do their talking. (If you want to sway me to your position, can you do a little better than sending me something "funny" that some jackass on TV said?)
  • And my favorite because I've gotten this from three different people over the last couple of weeks - "evidence" of Obama being right about things has been presented by sending me a link to an Obama website.
That last one is fantastic. Based on this, I can throw up a text file on my webpage that says "Lowell is a ninja" and direct people to it as the only facts needed to back my claim that I'm a ninja. The Obama site that the Barak disciples seem to like to point me towards most often (www.fightthesmears.com) actually has a section where you can copy and paste a full e-mail to send to your unenlightened friends to give them the "truth". I think it's great that the Obama camp is thoughtful enough to help their supporters not have to put any original thought in to things. Research is hard. Writing things on your own is even harder. I <3 sheep.

So, like I was saying, I need eleven wins to keep my mind of things. It's been an amazing season. It would go from amazing to unforgetable with these eleven wins. Make it happen Lou and 25 suiting up tonight.

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