Monday, March 07, 2005

I'm Busy Damnit

It's weird how my website gets more hits on days I don't write than when I do. I don't know if that's a commentary on what I'm doing or not! :P

I'm out of commission for another day or two. Work's busy. And it's not like much is happening with our faire team either. If something does happen, and hell, even if it doesn't, Basil and Ryan, among a cast of thousands, are on the case.

The juggernaut keeps winning, rolling over most of the Grapefruit League. And what've we learned? Not much, other than that Mike Hinckley, The Southpaw Assassin, is headed to New Orleans, where he can hook up with Jim Garrison.

We've also learned that the animated corpse of Carlos Baerga is looking more and more likely that it's headed north, hopefully with a fresh batch of embalming fluid. Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman can't be too far behind.

Another lesson is that Peter Gammons doesn't know what he's doing, but that Ken Rosenthal might. But then Rosenthal used to write for the Baltimore Sun and did cover the Orioles, so, as the BPG Forum has taught me, he's a traitor to Nationals' Nation and should be hung up by his testicles with dental floss and beaten with a wet Orioles floppy hat until he repents.

The final lesson of the last few days is that Charlie Slowes and Dave Shea aren't all that bad. Despite the technical snafus, they have non-irritating voices and seemed to be having fun. There was a little too much of the ol' 'oh, no! A foul ball is headed this way, let's talk about diving out of the way' schtick. But, I chalk that up to them not really knowing each other. Hopefully, I won't have to beat it out of them.

PS, Ian Desmond is a god. A GOD!

4 Comments:

  • Are you guys busy working on the bankruptcy bill, or am I the only soul damned to that particular torment?

    By Blogger Yuda, at 3/07/2005 11:08 PM  

  • Thankfully we've avoided that one. And what a boondoggle that is. I think people shouldn't be allowed to escape their debts so easily and that people need to be responsible for their actions. But, this bill is to the extreme. At some point, the credit card companies and lenders need to be held accountable for shoddy business practices that cause them to extend credit to people who can't handle it. Why should they get all the benefit and none of the risk?

    Politics has made this a very difficult year for us legislatively though. But, because of some restructuring of the Appropriations Committes that's flown under the radar of most people, it's going to be mercislessly short. Unlike past years for us, once that budget resolution gets adopted in a few weeks, we're pretty much done.

    In the past, we used to be able to siphon money from HUD or from NASA--and other misc. agencies. Now, we'll have our choice of Troop Health Care or Troop Housing. Ugh. Great politics by the GOP, but crappy results for us.

    And that's more about politics than anyone reading this cares to know! :P

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/07/2005 11:48 PM  

  • No, tell us more!;-)

    Anyway, have fun during your "time off."

    By Blogger Basil, at 3/08/2005 8:17 AM  

  • Thankfully we've avoided that one. And what a boondoggle that is. I think people shouldn't be allowed to escape their debts so easily and that people need to be responsible for their actions. But, this bill is to the extreme. At some point, the credit card companies and lenders need to be held accountable for shoddy business practices that cause them to extend credit to people who can't handle it. Why should they get all the benefit and none of the risk?My thoughts exactly. Our hope here in the office is that it passes, but people figure out in a hurry that it's a shoddy bill and go back and fix a bunch of it piece by piece.

    But I'm not convinced that will happen.

    By Blogger Yuda, at 3/08/2005 8:28 AM  

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