Who is the goofball?

Howard Dean defines the difference between the parties:

“I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties,” Dean said. “When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews.”

The Chairman of the Democratic Party informs us that the only difference between Democrat and Republican is the perception of comfort on the part of a miniscule fraction of the populace.

Naturally, Jonah Goldberg of National Review considers this to be “the dumbest, weirdest, goofiest explanation of political differences ever offered” because there are such major differences between the two parties, such as:

Government spending
National sovereignty
Immigration
The United Nations
Invading foreign countries
Occupying foreign countries
NAFTA, FTAA and the AU
The federal deficit
The Federal Reserve
Women in the military
Government-defined marriage
Public schools
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
Campaign Finance Reform aka repealing the 1st Amendment
The 10th Amendment

Clearly you’d all better get out there and vote this November! After all, it will be the Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes! Or is that 2008? Wait a minute, did I miss something? I seem to recall that it was 2004!

No limits

To the idiotic evil of the politically correct:

They may still be in nappies and playing with sand and building blocks but many toddlers are already racists, nurseries have been warned.

To stop prejudice from developing while children are still three years old, staff need to ensure that different racial groups “play together right from day one”, according to Herman Ouseley, the former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.

Nursery staff should “discourage separate play” and “help children to unlearn any racist attitudes and behaviour they may have already learnt”, said Lord Ouseley.

No doubt this will be the grounds to justify taking children from their parents at three in twenty years.

Pipped at the finish

I can neither confirm nor deny reports that I sneezed in Spurs’ fish and chips last night:

Tottenham’s dreams of Champions League football bit the dust after they were beaten 2-1 by West Ham and Arsenal closed Highbury with victory over Wigan. Spurs held fourth place before kick-off but had to match Arsenal’s result to open up the opportunity of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

And after suffering a severe outbreak of food poisoning in the team hotel overnight, Spurs will find it particularly hard to stomach that it was hated local rivals West Ham and Arsenal who combined to deny them.

Such a pity, really. Of course, Arsenal’s forthcoming win over Barca would have assured them a Champions League spot anyhow. It’s actually less cruel for Spurs this way, if you think about it. Thierry Henry was really doing them a mercy by scoring three goals to knock them back to the UEFA Cup today.

How the real men do it

From CNN/SI:

The fighters didn’t touch gloves beforehand, but the beaten Mayorga was humble.

“You are a great champion,” Mayorga said to De La Hoya. “You are a great fighter. I apologize for everything I said to you.”

“I forgive you,” De La Hoya replied.

Don’t be afraid to speak your piece as long as you are prepared to back it up. And in the event you are proven completely wrong, have the grace to admit it and apologize.

I liked the Golden Boy when he was an undefeated and cocky fighting machine. I think I like him even better now, as a champion who has been tested, beaten and forced to prove himself again. Grace in victory as well as defeat is to be admired.