Quote of the Day

Here’s a tip for liberals: If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian military might in the background) in the middle of his Presidential campaign, it isn’t the GOP’s fault if the footage comes out looking a little like Hitler at Nuremberg.

–Ross Douthat (Source)

Hat Tip: The Corner

Cat abandons her own children; dog bails her out

Golden retriever adopts tiger cubs at Kansas zoo :

A dog at a southeast Kansas zoo has adopted three tiger cubs abandoned by their mother. Safari Zoological Park owner Tom Harvey said the tiger cubs were born Sunday, but the mother had problems with them.

A day later, the mother stopped caring for them. Harvey said the cubs were wandering around, trying to find their birth mother, who wouldn’t pay attention to them. That’s when the cubs were put in the care of a golden retriever, Harvey said.

Trade Deadline

The non-waiver trade deadline is today at 4 PM, and it’s so nerve-wracking waiting to see what shoes will drop.

Rumored trades include:

* Future Hall of Famer and 600-homer man Ken Griffey Jr to the White Sox
* Future Hall of Famer and 500-homer man Manny Ramirez to the Marlins
* Future Hall of Famer and 350-game winner Greg Maddux to the Dodgers

Meanwhile, nothing apparently brewing in Philly. They need to improve this team. Their window of competitiveness closes soon, especially if Burrell heads elsewhere this coming offseason.

UPDATE (11:52 AM): Griffey to the White Sox is a done deal. As I mentioned before, Griffey’s long been one of my favorites and is still the only player jersey I ever bought. It’s sad to see him leave one of favorite teams (but the Phils still come first). Especially to go to a team like the ChiSox. They’re so blah.

And another note, he was a Mariner, then he was a Red. What is he now? A Sock?

UPDATE (12:40 PM): The Marlins got former Phillie (and Oriole) Arthur Rhodes. I assumed he had retired. Well, maybe he’ll finally help the Phils now by returning to his old Phillies self while with the Marlins.

One Huge Reason to oppose Universal Health Care?

It gives the government an incentive to want you dead:

After her oncologist prescribed a cancer drug that would cost $4,000 a month, the newspaper reported, “Wagner was notified that the Oregon Health Plan wouldn’t cover the treatment, but that it would cover palliative, or comfort, care, including, if she chose, doctor-assisted suicide.”

It’s cheaper to kill people than to keep them alive. Today, it’s encouraging people to exercise their “right to die.” Tomorrow, it will likely be a “duty to die.”