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--My favorite baseball blogger, Twinsgeek, will no longer be linked to the state newspaper of Minnesota. His farewell post is found here. Evidently, Rathergate even extended to baseball:
But the most serious criticism was from journalists who felt that the weblog was an end-around of their union, providing additional sports coverage without paying the dictated wage to a member of the writer's guild. In the bigger picture, a divisive presidential campaign increased tensions, when biased bloggers would take shots at mainstream media coverage.--I took the 10 question world geography quiz at the Geography Olympics four times. I was personally responsible for lowering the cumulative American score by 0.04%.
--My reaction to the NBA basketbrawl suspensions: Artest and O'Neal's suspensions were each a little long, although I am not going to argue them. Stephen Jackson's was not long enough--I could see him being suspended for the whole season. When he went in the stands, he wasn't looking to help his teammate, he was looking to smack somebody, anybody. Big Ben's suspension was just right. The whole tuff guy, macho man, gangsta punk attitude is disturbing. Don't know what I am talking about. Here's the video.
--The Paul Crouch front has been quiet for over a month. I thought the TBN people had gotten smart and dropped everything and moved on. Turns out that's not the case--they still have a contempt-of-court case coming up against Enoch Lonnie Ford. They are saying he is in contempt for speaking about the homosexual affair he had with Paul Crouch. allegedly.