I haven't been blogging much the past few months; Facebook seems to take the random blog post, since you can do quick-take posts there easier than via a blog with a post-to-Facebook button.
In addition, I've been fighting off underemployed depression. I've got time to blog but fight to have the energy to. In addition, I'm in something of a-pox-on-both-your-houses mode in politics, where folks fight over which cliff to drive off of.
Pre-season box-scores are hard to track down, but MLB.com seems to have it covered. The Tigers got beat 10-3, but all of the runs were allowed by farm-hands. Sanchez pitched two shutout innings and closer-designate Rondon pitched a shutout inning, albeit with a walk, a hit and two strikeouts; the latter sounds like Papa Grande circa 2011 a bit too much, having an adventure before getting out without damage.
Interesting piece on Ron Sider calling out the AARP for being unhelpful in the bigger-picture budget debate; some trimming of wealther-seniors' benefits might well be called for as part of a long-term budget solution, but special-interest groups don't get funds for supporting only slightly messing with their demographic. Your pro-choicers will lobby to kill 'em off at 8.999 months and the AARP will go to the mat to protect Bill Gates' Social Security check.
Sadly, it's a AmSpec piece in the "liberal who gets the big picture" mode. Sider's actually been looking after "the least of these" since Hector was a pup and he can see that the Sun City crowd is generally not part of them. I recall selling his books two decades ago when I ran the Cedar Campus bookstore; he's one of the guys who didn't check his theology at the door when he takes a liberal economic take.
There has to be a pony somewhere in that massive road apple the Pistons dropped in Indy last night; Khris Middleton looking like an NBA three and Kravtzov getting a double-double and occasionally playing a gawky Drummond to a Bynum lob. Since the Pistons traded their two main small fowards, Middleton might get some playing time going forward.
Very odd Johnny Football story; he can't make money off his nickname, but he can sue people who are and pocket the results of the suit with the NCAA's blessing. That might give him some pocket money until he starts playing on Sunday a year or two from now.