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Monday, January 05, 2009

RICHARDSON AND DOLPHINS OUT

UPDATE: The Herald reports here that former Miami Heat player Antoine Walker was arrested on South Beach for DUI. This is one time a basketball should have been called for traveling. 

The Herald also has a nice piece on Attorney Stuart Mishkin who passed away earlier this year, but for some reason we can't find it on line. 


Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, a power house in the Democratic Party has withdrawn from his nomination to be Commerce Secretary in a New Mexico version of "Pay to play".  (The title links to the Times article.) 

Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins are out of the playoffs, in a Miami version of "pay but no play."

QB Chad Pennington was intercepted 4 times, and as we predicted, the Ravens defense lit up the Dolphins, with all world safety and former UM star Ed Reed getting a "pick-six". 

Richardson will be back when this scandal clears. So will Pennington, but the future of this franchise is with another quarterback. Everyone gives the Dolphins and their Big Tuna Brain Trust high marks for drafting this year, but has anyone noticed that Parcells and the Fins passed on Rookie QB sensation Matt Ryan? For that matter they passed on Ravens QB Joe Flacco as well. It may well be that the tandem of first round pick Jake Long and QB Chad Henne will work out, but until Henne becomes a starter for this team, the final grade for this years draft is Incomplete. 

For the second straight week we went 3 for 4 with our picks, and we now sit at a season high  1469 Reeds as we enter the second week of the playoffs. 

Meanwhile, President Elect Obama flew to Washington DC yesterday, sans a nominee for secretary of Commerce, while he deals with the last 15 days of this post election interregnum. (You robed readers may want to click on the word to read its definition.) 

That's right folks, 15 days and counting until the "decider in grief" heads off to Texas, returning the idiot to his village. 

The Congress goes back into session this week with the man who called Rush Limbaugh a "Big Fat Idiot" on the cover of his book ( Al Franken ) leading former senator Norm Coleman  (his term expired on Sunday) by about 225 votes. 

And here's a fun fact: Roland Burris the embattled and possibly putative appointed senator from Illinois and the Senate's Sergeant At Arms are old friends from Illinois politics: Terrance Gainer, the current Sergeant At Arms used to work for Burris when Burris was the Attorney General for Illinois and Gainer was the director of the State Police. 

While neither expects fist-a-cuffs when Burris arrives to be seated, you can bet your cable bill that the cameras will be there to record the highlights of this strange twist in this strange political season. 

And finally, yes we have reluctantly returned from our Winter Blogger's retreat, melancholy, and wistful, and rested and refreshed and ready to go. 

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another Bush for president! Now there's a reason to register to vote today.

The sad part is that he could win if he puts Palin as VP.

WORD OF THE DAY GUYZ said...

INTERREGNUM

OUTSTANDING RUMP!

Anonymous said...

Is a picture posted on the internet considered public for use by anyone? Has the owner waived copyright by making it public say on a blog, myspace, etc.

Rumpole, as a Harvard Grad can you answer the question posed?

Audrey said...

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I just entered a raffle to win 4 SuperBowl tickets, a 3 night hotel stay and round trip airfare to SuperBowl 2009.

Invitation only raffle by a local non profit organization who supports an amazing cause.

One in four hundred odds.

If I win, and get my spot interview on NBC for being the big winner, Ill be the blond wearing the "Shumie Time" tshirt.

See you in Tampa.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Rumpole: interesting issue before the Court on Anonymous Blogging:

To unmask, or not to unmask. That's the issue before Maryland's high court as it considers anonymity on the Internet, a subject with which numerous courts have grappled as trash talk, criticism and negative comments flood chatrooms, blogs and message boards. Judges are trying to balance the First Amendment rights of online users to post comments freely without fear of repercussions, against the rights of defamed or injured parties to confront their assailants and remedy their injuries.

And Horace:

When are you going to correct your math from two weeks ago - you are up, but not that much!?

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

Yo, yo, Rumpole, ya hear me, "the rights of defamed or injured parties to confront their assailants and remedy their injuries."

Just one court ruling away.

CAPTAIN said...

North of the Border:

The state attorney’s office was disqualified from a first-degree murder case after prosecutors admitted eavesdropping on jailhouse phone calls between the defendant and his attorney.

Read about it on the Broward BLOG

Cap Out ...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

for DUI cases, professional ball players usually hire Ed O'Donnel, Bobby Reiff, Mike Catalano or Richard Hersch.

They do not call ticket clinics.

fake shumie said...

Miami has the Dolphins
OY what a football team.

They take the ball and throw and throw
to receivers they've never seen

they play and lose and play and win
they're rarely in control

and when you say Miami
you can't stop laughing when you say super bowl.

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Anonymous said...

Hey Rump!

Visually, your page isn't looking very good.

There are different topics all under the same heading and then all the comments left are about different topics because they were all placed into the same heading.

Please go back to separating each topic with a different heading. =)

Anonymous said...

Richard Hersch and Bobby Rieff do not play so well in front of a jury.

Anonymous said...

Yea, but, you should see how Reiff and Hersch do before the jury gets to the hallway!