Archive - Nov 7, 2009

Go-go is gone!

Okay, this trade probably makes sense, but still it is sad to see one of my favorite Twins Carlos Gomez traded to Milwaukee. He had such promise last year. He just couldn't hit much. He can run down anything in center field. And he has such pizazz. I assume that Denard Span will be in center now, and although Span is a good left or right fielder, he isn't the center fielder Gomez is by a long shot.

MPR

MPR reporter Dan Olson called me for this piece that was played on MPR news today. It did come out wrong; I said my service was one-sixth of the national average, not that it was one sixth of the FCC threshold, whatever that is. However, it is true that we do need better service out here than is currently available. The telephone co-ops are doing their best, but the distances make it a problem.

The speed of Wikipedia

A couple of hours ago, former Congressman Tom Tancredo walked off the set of a news show after another guest remarked about one of the various draft deferments Tancredo used to get out of serving in the Vietnam War.