Sunday, September 30, 2007

You know the fan. Leave him alone.

Tribune columnist Rick Morissey is a voice of reason the Bartman issue:

The Cubs are in the playoffs for the first time since 2003, when an anger-mismanaged left fielder named Moises Alou, a flustered pitcher named Mark Prior and a jittery shortstop named Alex Gonzalez brought Chicago to its knees in new and acutely painful ways.

But outsiders and dumb locals who should know better will put the blame on Bartman this week when the Cubs start their division series....

It will be lazy, cheap and mean-spirited.

Don't give in to it.

Friday, September 28, 2007

This lady needs a kick in the head

I know this is old news, but she still does, nonetheless.

The head of transportation in this country said this live, on an actual news show, while talking about transportation funding:

MARY PETERS: Well, there's about probably some 10 percent to 20 percent of the current spending that is going to projects that really are not transportation, directly transportation-related. Some of that money is being spent on things, as I said earlier, like bike paths or trails. Some is being spent on museums, on restoring lighthouses, as I indicated.