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A Reformulation and New Application of the Krause Doctrine

tigers_win.jpgTurns out I was wrong the other day.  Sure, invading the field and trying to win the World Series through people-powered revolution seems like a good idea.  It might even work.  However, it's just too unwieldy and unsure a mechanism.  Actually, I should have been paying more attention while responding to the filibuster question because that shows the easiest, most direct route to victory.

See, if you just declare yourself the winner in the face of all facts and evidence to the contrary, who can dispute you?  You've already shown that you don't care about "facts" or other peoples' so-called "reality."  No, real reality is whatever you decide it is.  In the case of Gbagbo, reality is that he won the election and the other candidate should pack it in and go home.  In the...

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Bringing the North African Experience Home

stadium_invasion.jpgI think I figured out how to get the Tigers into the World Series this year.  Revolution!

Ok, so the point of the article may have been that protestors in North Africa are still searching for outlet for their suppression and oppression over the past three decades.  But I took away something slightly different.  Let me quote here: "So Egyptians, especially younger ones that make up the typical soccer crowd, know what crowds can accomplish, and have been emboldened by recent people-power successes."

My point is, if it can work in Egypt, why not here?  Sure, my call for a boycott of opening day may not have gained any traction but I think this new idea has more resiliency.  After all, Detroit has all the necessary components.  There's high unemployment, disaffected youth...

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The RSBS Podcast, Episode 21: Mia Hamm's Husband… and Other Stuff

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And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles...

To celebrate the beginning of the 2011 season Jeff and Johanna try to remember Mia Hamm's husband's name... he had a... played short... ah, nevermind.  Also, the fellas also jam about all things Opening Day, Prince Fielder's belly, Jason Bay's awfulness, new developments in Keith Carmack's Pete Hill documentary, why the LOLstros are better than the Cubs and much, much more... all to make you happy ending!

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The RSBS Podcast, Episode 20: Utley's Multiple Meniscuses… and Other Stuff

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And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles...

The proverbial (and literal) gloves come off in this verbal masquerade of utter ridiculousness and yes, injuries do occur (though mostly to Johanna and, since they are mental in nature, hardly noticed).  Among the topics of conversation one will find: Jeff's wandering Forever 21 eyes, Zack Greinke's ribs, the difference between a half and a full nelson, Cameroonian baseball, Bud Selig-bashing take 47 and much, much more... all to make you smile, laugh and play!

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Three Up, Three Down

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Just like Mr. Krause on a first date, this is gonna be quick, probably painful and will most likely include more than one embarrassing revelation:

vote smart.jpgCHI-CITY POLITICKIN!


Today is election day here in the Chi.  Rahm.  Carol.  Chico.  Some other guy.  Those are your choices for mayor.  Oh... I mean, those are your Democratic party choices.  In this town, Republicans just hang out at the local deep dish joint and get fat, occasionally showing up to an event to slam a Democrat or two.  Such slams are rarely heard.  Like they say, if a tree falls...

And don't worry.  When I showed up to vote this morning I didn't...

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Chamberlain in Shirt Sleeves

Jeff_2009_1.jpg"I express a commitment to carry on and protect the constitution and the people, and transfer power to whomever is elected next September in free and transparent elections."

-Hosni Mubarak, 10 February 2011


"I will not seek a new term."
-Zine El Abadine Ben Ali, 13 January 2011

"God willing, on Dec. 31, 2012, you'll be saying goodbye to me."
-Bud Selig, 29 November 2009

"For the present I ask you to await as calmly as you can the events of the next few days. As long as war has not begun, there is always hope that it ...

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Don't Throw the Baby Out with the Revolution!

american patriot.jpgHark! 


Dear readers galore, my salient and oft ornery colleague Mr. Allen Krause may have called you to arms, to take up that proverbial weapon of action, to boycott Opening Day in a move to overthrow the Major League powers that be; but ne'er forget:

The shots of la resistance can ne'er be reversed.

Ne'er.


And Opening Day is too important an event to just... swat away with the hopes of passing a message up the chain to get King Bud out of the commissioner's office.

STOP THE INSANITY!

Look, I don't like Bud Selig either.  A simple skim over the thousand+ RSBS entries will yield a Bud-bash... or fifty.  And I agree with Mr. Krause's (and, obviously the public's) perception of the man; but...

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