Archive for March 2005

Boy, it seems nothing’s ever easy for Dayton “pro” sports teams…

The Dayton Warbirds are switching leagues (from the United Indoor Football Association to the National Indoor Football League) a week after they were supposed to have played their first game.

The Dayton Warbirds switched leagues Thursday, going from the United Indoor Football Association to the National Indoor Football League. The team still plans to make its debut April 2 against an opponent yet to be named.
Shortly after noon, the Nebraska-based UIFA issued a press release announcing the Warbirds’ season had been suspended Wednesday in a vote of the league’s directors. No reason was given. Dayton’s first home game had been postponed March 17 because of safety concerns in the Ervin J. Nutter Center.
DDN

Whah?

From the Princeton Review’s College Rankings (with a hat tip to BOTW):

Diversity University Monochromatic Institute
Lots of Race/Class Interaction Little Race/Class Interaction
Diverse Student Population Homogeneous Student Population
Students Ignore God on a Regular Basis Students Pray on a Regular Basis
Gay Community Accepted Alternative Lifestyles Not An Alternative

Can somebody explain how students regularly ignoring God is a sign of diversity? Diversity is having a bunch of people worshipping or choosing not to worship however they wish, not having everybody ignore God. A campus where God is ignored is just as “monochromatic” as one where everybody worships the same god.

Call it schadenfreude

This made my day when I heard it last night.

Coming off knee surgery and caught up in baseball’s steroids scandal, Barry Bonds said he may not play at all this season — despite standing on the doorstep of the sport’s most hallowed record.
The San Francisco Giants slugger also said he was physically and mentally “done,” and blamed the media for at least part of his troubles.

Bonds, leaning his head on a crutch and repeatedly saying he was tired, spoke after a 11/2-hour session with Giants trainer Stan Conte.
“Right now I’m just going to try to rehab myself to get back to, I don’t know, hopefully next season, hopefully the middle of the season,” Bonds said. “I don’t know. Right now I’m just going to take things slow.
“I’m 40 years old, not 20, 30.”
SI.com

Answering stupid Speak Up comments with obvious answers

Why would Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons program with China, when it has the third-greatest number of nuclear weapons behind the United States and Russia?
Dayton Daily News – Speak Up

Because the number of nuclear weapons which China owns has nothing to do with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. China holds influence over North Korea and has reason to not want a mad dictator with nuclear weapons next door.

Terry Schiavo’s feeding tube removed

Link
The whole thing just makes me sad.

Portman leaving

Congressman Rob Portman will join President Bush’s cabinet as U.S. trade representative.
I doubt anybody’s all that surprised. The conventional wisdom for quite some time has been that Bush and Portman were close enough that Portman would be appointed to something sooner or later.

Congressional hearings on steroids

Oh look, it’s politicians grasping for the limelight.
Steroids are a problem for Baseball but there’s really no reason Congress should be involved. This is between Baseball, the players and the fans.

Blogging from my cell

This post is originating from my new cell phone. Gotta say I’m really enjoying it so far.

Times they are a-changin’…

Now there are cell phones designed specifically for 8-12 year olds.

More protests in Lebanon

There are reports of upwards of 1.5 million people protesting in Beirut today against Syria’s presence and influence in Lebanon.
Pictures here.
Much more here.