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Wednesday Kickaround

*U.S. Open Cup final. Tonight. RFK. 7:30. Fox Soccer Channel. Read my story about how off-field actions have heightened awareness of the match.

*Although this will be the Sounders' first visit to RFK in their inaugural MLS season, goalkeeper Kasey Keller is no stranger to the Wreck on the Anacostia. He had a 5-0-2 record with the USA national team there, including victories over Argentina and Mexico.

*USA defender Heath Pearce chooses Bursaspor in Turkey over Dallas in MLS.

*The USA moves up one spot in the FIFA rankings while Mexico gets a six-slot bump.

*Read Wife of Insider's story about a soccer program for women in Uganda.

*The D.C. College Cup gets underway today in Fairfax with American facing George Washington at 5 p.m. and George Mason playing Howard at 7:30. (My local college soccer preview package will appear in Friday's print editions ahead of defending champion Maryland's meeting with UCLA in College Park that evening.)

By Steve Goff  |  September 2, 2009; 8:43 AM ET
Categories:  College Soccer , D.C. United , FIFA , MLS , U.S. Open Cup , U.S. men's national team , Women  
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Comments

WoI. It has a nice ring to it.

For tonight's game, may I suggest a large "ROGAINE" banner among the fans? Perhaps that will get the attention of Freddie and Kasey.

I hear they have good ribs in Turkey.

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Nicely done Insider and Wife of Insider.

Posted by: Section117 | September 2, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Certain Barra shouldn't stand so close to such a banner, joedoc... myself included. :)

Posted by: spidergoose | September 2, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Wife of Insider plays for the wrong team.

Posted by: BDR232 | September 2, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Keller's record in DC doesn't impress me...all U.S. National Team goalies have a great record in RFK.

Posted by: DC0071 | September 2, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

¡Viva Volkswagen!
¡Abajo Xbox!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 2, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

She wrote for the Times? The Goffs have cornered DC soccer coverage.

Adu has some type of scrimmage/tournament tonight.

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I hope Pearce doesn't get sacked at Bursa.

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

The Family of Insider run this city.

Posted by: sitruc | September 2, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Odd DCU lineup posted on Sounders' MLSNET site:

http://www.soundersfc.com/Matchday/Matches/2009/Season/US-Open-Cup-DC.aspx

I can only hope this is DCU's FO throwing a little (more) BS their way!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 2, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Yellow card to Reignking for over-reaching for the pun....

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Khumalo can't even play. This lineup looks like it was pulled out of a hat.

Maybe it was our actual lineup for some earlier Open cup game? Kinda scary.

Posted by: Golden_Child | September 2, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Didn't know Wife of Insider was a writer. For the competition too. Isn't that like a Googler married to a Microsofter? :)

Posted by: tundey | September 2, 2009 9:38 AM | Report abuse

The Times competes with the Post like Tranmere competes with Liverpool.

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm just glad someone got it :)

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

That lineup has to be bogus. Khumalo isn't available. It's actually the lineup from the semi-final against Rochester.

Pearce doesn't look too excited. Is he the first American in Turkey since Keller's brief stint at Fenerbahce?

Posted by: benonthehill | September 2, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

- Insider readers are well bursed... versed... in Latin and avian hematopoietic organs.

- Wife of Insider works for the Times? Steve, you are literally sleeping with the enemy.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Clicked the link to the Pearce presser. Where can I get some of that Uludag Limonata? Looks like it's some really great stuff.

Posted by: fischy | September 2, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

@benonthehill, don't know if it counts, but Bobby Boswell had a trial with Antalyaspor in the offseason and played a couple matches.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 2, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

From Bursaspor's English-language news website:

"Heath Gregory Pearce
Birth date: 13 August 1984
Back, played in FC Nordsjælland and Hansa Rostock. He formerly played in USA national team; he has played in German national team for the last two seasons."

German National Team? I guess something was lost in the translation. I hope they don't think they're getting a German National team regular.

http://bursaspornews.com

Posted by: PeteO1 | September 2, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

That URL looks NSFW.

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I've got a bursapor that need to be removed. My shoulder is killing me.

Posted by: fischy | September 2, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm on pins and needles and my tummy hurts from nervousness.

Can someone please explain to me why I decided to agree to shoot this game for USSF?

Posted by: the_slammer | September 2, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

News out of Roma:

Spalletti resigns as coach of AS Roma following two defeats to open the season. Former Juventus and Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri set to be announced tomorrow as new Giallorossi coach.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=672641&sec=europe&cc=5901

Posted by: billindmd | September 2, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

That lineup WAS the actual lineup from the Rhinos game. I was there and remember it well. DiRam, Pontius and ??? came in as subs that game

Posted by: gcbigdog | September 2, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Can someone please explain to me why I decided to agree to shoot this game for USSF?

Posted by: the_slammer |

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Money?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 2, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I got it too, Reignking.

[flashes yellow card]

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Keller's record includes one gawd awful tie against Jamaica, compliments of Agoos. That pass still brings back painful memories...

Posted by: hacksaw | September 2, 2009 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Certain Barra shouldn't stand so close to such a banner, joedoc... myself included. :)

Posted by: spidergoose | September 2, 2009 9:01 AM
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Amen, brother.

If I position myself just right, I can reflect the glare from the stadium lights off of my noggen right into Kasey's eyes.

But that will require Goff to give up his front-row seat in the press box.

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Rogaine has only worked for my back!

Goff doesn't sit in the press box, he is perched on a Persian carpet carried by scantily-clad jewel-adorned females.

Ives is jealous!

Posted by: J_S_F | September 2, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

USSF has not decided if the winner of the US Open Cup goes to the CANCACAF Chumps League yet?

Are they trying to save a spot for L.A. perhaps?

Posted by: 9Nine9 | September 2, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

For Friends of SI who are out of town, is the Open Cup match available online anywhere?

Posted by: 22206no1 | September 2, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure channelsurfing.net will have it.

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Odd DCU lineup posted on Sounders' MLSNET site:

http://www.nowgoal.com/22.shtml

Posted by: mokreine | September 2, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Odd DCU lineup posted on Sounders' MLSNET site:

http://www.nowgoal.com/22.shtml

Posted by: mokreine | September 2, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse


German National Team? I guess something was lost in the translation. I hope they don't think they're getting a German National team regular.

http://bursaspornews.com

Posted by: PeteO1 | September 2, 2009 10:26 AM

Well, what do you expect from a Bursas Porn News web site?

Posted by: fallschurch1 | September 2, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, what do you expect from a Bursas Porn News web site?
Posted by: fallschurch1
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I think that explains why it's not accessible from my work computer.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Goff!!!

In yesterday's SI you said the # of advance ticket sales for tonight's US Open Cup game was "disappointing" and then in today's print story you call the Open Cup a "backwater tournament."

Is it disappointing that only 12k seats are sold for a backwater tournament? Maybe if the Open Sup weren't always disrespected, insulted and mocked in this blog more people might actually show up for the game.

Despite the lock of noteriety and funding for the Open Cup, it is 1) still the only nationwide competition for all levels or pro/am soccer and 2) should produce one helluva game tonight between two motivated professional squads.

How about we drop the snobbery and look forward to DCU bringing home yet another trophy tonight?

Posted by: desd1 | September 2, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: footballfan9 | September 2, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: desd1 | September 2, 2009 12:39 PM

Blaming this blog for the notoriety of this august tournament is over-egging the pudding...

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I think that explains why it's not accessible from my work computer.

Posted by: I-270Exit1

I warned you!

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad a link to Wife of Insider appeared here, because otherwise this piece would have languished in obscurity. When it comes to anything associated with that paper, I am reminded of the age-old question of whether a falling tree makes a sound if there is no one around to hear it.

Posted by: universityandpark | September 2, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Blaming this blog for the notoriety of this august tournament is over-egging the pudding...

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 12:43 PM

Don't start with the argy-bargy, JkR...

Posted by: wichne | September 2, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

USSF has not decided if the winner of the US Open Cup goes to the CANCACAF Chumps League yet?

Posted by: 9Nine9 | September 2, 2009 11:43 AM
_________________________________________

USSF should have settled this question long before this stage, preferably before the current MLS and USOC seasons were far along, when no one could predict which teams might be favored or disadvantaged by any particular decision. I raised this issue on this blog some weeks ago. At that time I asked what the reaction would be if FIFA took away one of CONCACAF's WC slots after the Hexagonal had concluded.

Posted by: universityandpark | September 2, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Was surprised to see Mrs Insider works for the rag across town, but hey, they pay the bills, right ;-)

Is she also related to the guy who runs that program she wrote about (dad, brother?), I notice her "middle" name and his last name are the same.

Really looking forward to a good beatdown of the green team tonite!!!

Posted by: dcufan | September 2, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

@desd1
No one in this blog is criticizing the USOC. Goff is just pointing out that in the mainstream of American soccer (what ever that may be) there is very little respect for this tournament. I think if one reads other post, and reads the comments, they would find that the posters here have respect and demand DC wins tonight.

I have my Etcheverry shirt on here in Flagstaff. I am debating wearing my scarf to class but I think that's a tad over the top.

As for snobbery? I was one of the 4k that watch DC score 4 goals in 15 minutes against the pink cows way back in the preliminary rounds. Unfortunately, I am in 'Arizona time' and can't makes tonight's game.

To all, with Seattle being the only "super club" in the MLS they are known for there huge traveling fan support -Drew Carey.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 2, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

NAU! NAU! Go 'Jacks! ;-)

Posted by: nairbsod | September 2, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Blaming this blog for the notoriety of this august tournament is over-egging the pudding...

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 12:43 PM

Don't start with the argy-bargy, JkR...

Posted by: wichne | September 2, 2009 1:07 PM
**************************

Consider yourselves...

SHUNNED!!!

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | September 2, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, I am in 'Arizona time' and can't makes tonight's game.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 2, 2009 1:10 PM
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Did someone say "Arizona"?!

"The Arizona sky
The sky is bigger there
It took my breath away
That doesn't happen every day

Manhattans music, man
On every avenue
You've heard no greater sound
Too much can get you down..."

China Crisis, "Arizona Sky," circa 1986

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Keller's record includes one gawd awful tie against Jamaica, compliments of Agoos. That pass still brings back painful memories...

Posted by: hacksaw | September 2, 2009 11:10 AM

This.

Remember the noise that filled the stadium when that goal went in (Burton?) and the 55% of the crowd for Jamaica yelled for joy and the 45% for the USA groaned in agony?

Posted by: CDRHoek | September 2, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I love the US Open Cup and the FA cup and any other cup of the like, it has just been a shame that the MLS gave it so little respect, until now. I hope this whole "controversy" was staged by the teams to sell more tickets and get more interest in the cup.

Lets go United!

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | September 2, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: wichne

Tell us already, which knee? Right or left?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Grubbsl:

I didn't realize you were here. Send me an email (jks238) and we'll try and work out a Flag DCU viewing party.

Posted by: Josh86 | September 2, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: wichne

Tell us already, which knee? Right or left?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 2:10 PM
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The high one.

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm going crazy waiting for some news about the team or anything before this game....

Also, does anyone know a good site to watch the game outside the states? Justin.tv is blocked where I am in Land of All That is Neutral

Posted by: TassieTiger | September 2, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Joe Doc: That's a straight red.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

atdhe.net

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 2, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

it has just been a shame that the MLS gave it so little respect, until now.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | September 2, 2009 1:59 PM

Huh? In what way has MLS given little respect? I would assert that MLS fans have been the ones paying scant attention, not the league...?

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

For the love of Mario Gori!!!
channelsurfing.net

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

La prediccion de la copa abierta:

Sonideros de Seattle 4
Distrito de Columbia Unido 0

Posted by: fedster | September 2, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I think you are overfishing the Sound.

Posted by: Reignking | September 2, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Dream on, fedster. I'm looking forward to rooting DC United on to victory tonight...and gaining a space in next year's CONCACAF Champion's League. Masochists United!!

Posted by: fischy | September 2, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Keller also played here as a memeber of Tottenham a few years back. I managed to get his jersey from that game....pretty cool.
As for the Times and all the negative commentary, the only reason I still look at the liberal rag known as the Post is for the sports coverage provided by Goff, Tarik, etc. The commies in the rest of the paper lost me a looooong time ago.

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to the revolution, marksman37! BaRRD, crippledkeeper and I welcome you...

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I will be wearing a Sounders jersey and I will be sitting with Barra Brava. I am a brave fan.

Posted by: fedster | September 2, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Joedoc and Marksman, I think you either didn't read the Opinion page or your comprehension needs an adjustment...


:)

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

JoeDoc & Marksman,

The few, the proud!

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | September 2, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

"Stop hijacking my thread!!" Washington Post sports writer Steven Goff (~1964-2064)

"Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." --Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790)
"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies." --British novelist C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
"The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles." --Russian novelist and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Fed,

I betcha don't make it into the Barra with a Sounders jersey. It's a DC Supporters section so they kinda have rules about wearing opposing teams jerseys. A guy tried wearing a Chivas Mexico jersey into the Barra a few years ago when they were playing Chivas. He didn't make it in.

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | September 2, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Not to mention all your Sounders butt buddies will think it's a disgrace to the "Shirt" if you try to hang with the Barra.

Too bad the shirt is a disgrace by design.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 2, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not a crook!"

--Richard Nixon

Posted by: JkR- | September 2, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

“I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff, at my best value.” -- Sir Henry Wotton (who I don't know or even care to google or wiki but used as it fit the occassion)

Posted by: Kosh2 | September 2, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

WHAT THE HECK IS THE LINE-UP? How can anyone vote or bet on the outcome if we don't know where Rod Dyachenko is playing? Right behind Jamil Walker?

Posted by: bechtoldpk | September 2, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I will be wearing a Sounders jersey and I will be sitting with Barra Brava. I am a brave fan.

Posted by: fedster | September 2, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse


I'm pretty sure fedster is making a bilingual pun.

Posted by: CYork1 | September 2, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I will be wearing a Sounders jersey and I will be sitting with Barra Brava. I am a brave fan.

Posted by: fedster | September 2, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse


I'm pretty sure fedster is making a bilingual pun.

Posted by: CYork1 | September 2, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse


And I'm pretty sure the jersey either has "I hate" scrawled across the front, or "this end up" across the back.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 2, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Senor Goff, where is the Match Night thread? Lineups? I am leaving work soon to head to the game with my son. Would like some info before I get in the car and I'm SI-less.

Sorry for impatience, but I'm curious if we are going with 3 or 4 in the back. At this point I am hoping for 4 so we don't get burned by Seattle's speed on the counter.

Posted by: Golden_Child | September 2, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"Don't tread on me."

- I-270

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I got banned from the ECS board. So cute how these belligerent idiots come over here and elsewhere and talk so much baloney and then can't take it themselves.

What a bunch of cry babies!
Orca Slaughter on the River Tonight!
Vamos United!

Posted by: DadRyan | September 2, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

My ideal lineup

------------Wicks---------
--Namoff--Jakovich--Burch
-------------Simms--------
Fred--------Olsen----Wallace
----(Gomez-or-Moreno)----
---Quaranta-----Pontius---

Emilio has been a nonfactor lately, maybe at best looking threatening in the first 15 min before he runs out of gas, then thereafter conceding header after header and only coming back to pitch in. He needs to ride the pine and get hungry for scoring again.

Both Pontius and Quaranta look dangerous up top, having the speed and creativity to make something happen. Having them served up by a vet like Gomez or Moreno is a nice combo.

Fred, Olsen, and Wallace at mid would combine flank speed and ball movement down the line with Ben's heads up veteran play covering for their mistakes. Fast movement from their sides up to the front 3 would be interesting.

Simms holds nicely.

The back 3 were solid, and remain solid. Burch belongs on the left for his long ball up, and Namoff has been on fire. Jakovich is the best of the central defenders.

I would as coach have a nice long talk with Wicks about distribution and hammer home that putting long 50:50 balls up to Emilio = guaranteed turnover, and try to get him to distribute to the wings for a more developed counter attack. Wicks plays with intensity, but that is no excuse to just punt a turnover every time he has it. We have no target player who can win that longball with consistancy, and frankly that goes against the fun to watch control game of United.

Posted by: Wiggan | September 2, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey CYork.

Do you go to York College?

Posted by: 9Nine9 | September 2, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

More quotes by conservatives:

"I'm more of a man than any liberal." Ann Coulter.

"The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them." Rush Limbaugh.

"...and then I would take the other hand with the falafel thing and I'd just put it [...]" Bill O'Reilly

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

China Crisis, "Arizona Sky," circa 1986

Posted by: joedoc1 | September 2, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say Arizona?

He promised her a new and better life
Out in Arizona
Underneath the blue neverending sky
Swore that he was gonna
Get things in order, he'd send for her
When he left her behind, it never crossed her mind

There is no Arizona
No Painted Desert, no Sedona
If there was a Grand Canyon
She could fill it up with the lies he's told her
But they don't exist, those dreams he sold her
She'll wake up and find
There is no Arizona

(Jamie O'Neal, 2000)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | September 2, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather read the 900th comment about the Burch-Wicks bargy than the political back-and-forth, and I'm mucho tired of the Burch-Wicks thing

Posted by: fallschurch1 | September 2, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious as usual, 270.

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

"I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman." Bill Clinton.

"I have a very wide stance." Larry Craig.

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose, and sometimes it rains." Nuke Laluche.

Posted by: hacksaw | September 2, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The commies in the rest of the paper lost me a looooong time ago.

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 2:55 PM

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You missed the news, then. This is now a neo-con rag that helped lead this country into the most misguided foreign policy blunder this side of Vietnam.

Posted by: fischy | September 2, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

"I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." Jack D. Ripper

Posted by: OWNTF | September 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

fischy -
{makes me think of emailing "fishy" info to the whitehouse....wow!!}
I assume you mean the release of the Lockerbie bomber......maybe showing the soft underbelly to Iran. Turning our backs on Israel? No, no, trying to reinstate the friend of Chavez in Honduras....that must be it.
Maybe a surge in Afghanistan?
Running out of mistakes but, he's only been in office 7 months or so.

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

"Most of us have no sympathy with the rich idler who spends his life in pleasure without ever doing any work. But even he fulfills a function in the life of the social organism. He sets an example of luxury that awakens in the multitude a consciousness of new needs and gives industry the incentive to fulfill them." – Ludwig von Mises
"He also provides a target for the commies and uneducated masses." Marksman

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

“I think if you spread the wealth around a little bit, it’s good for everyone.” – Barry Sotero

Posted by: marksman37 | September 2, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

assume you mean the release of the Lockerbie bomber
-----------------------------------------

Yes, that was a mistake when Obama flew over to Scotland and physically freed the lockerbie bomber and flew him back to libya. Total embarassment. Oh wait, that didn't happen because he had nothing to do with it.

News at 11: Obama ruins wedding day of local girl by making it rain.

Posted by: DCAustinite | September 2, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Did somebody say "Communist"?

There's a meeting at the courthouse
At eight o'clock tonight
You just come in the door
And take the first turn to the right
Be careful when you get there
We hate to be bereft
But we're takin' down the name
Of everybody turnin' left

Oh we're the John Birch Society
The John Birch Society
Here to save our country from a communistic plot
We're the John Birch Society
Help us fill the ranks
To get this movement started
We need lots of tools and cranks

Now there's no one that we're certain
The Kremlin doesn't touch
We think that Westbrook Pegler
Doth protest a bit too much
We only hail the hero from whom we got our name
We're not sure what he did --
But he's our hero just the same

Oh we're the John Birch Society
The John Birch Society
Socialism is the ism
Dismalest of all
Join the John Birch Society
There's so much to do
Have you heard they're serving vodka
At the WCTU

Posted by: SportzNut21 | September 2, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?" MC Joe.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 2, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

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