Saturday, May 9, 2009

Al Franken loses again.

We still wait for the number of senators to increase to the natural contingent of 100. I have several times put forward questions of which would happen first, the seating of Senator Al Franken or some other then future event.

Among the events I put forward, the Daytona 500, Ash Wednesday, pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, the Obamas getting a dog and Alex Rodriguez returning from injury to play in the Yankee lineup have all occurred before Al Franken has been allowed to join the senate after being declared the winner by the courts in Minnesota. Norm Coleman is taking the case to the Minnesota Supreme Court, as is his right. That case will be heard early next month.

The last race I proposed was A-Rod's return vs. Franken's seating. Staying with baseball, let's go with a race between Franken being seated vs. Manny Ramirez returning from his performance enhancing drug suspension, which is set at 50 games and will be over on July 3.

This time, I have some guarded optimism that Franken will win this one, though I'm not putting any money on it. This is an exhibition, not a competition, please no wagering.

UPDATE: And, oh yeah, I wrote another post over at The Smirking Chimp about increasing energy prices. Not on topic for this post, just another blatant advertisement for myself.

To make it on topic, we could have a race between Al Franken being seated and $70 a barrel crude oil. Crude's close to $60 as this is being typed.


PseudoPiskie said...

I'm not putting any money on Franken.

Nomad said...

the ironic thing about Manny's suspension is that "performance enhancing drugs" are so common in people's everyday life, like caffeine for example

Matty Boy said...

Good point about caffeine. Also, non-prescription pain relievers are much more effective than they used to be, and they are completely hunky-dory.

We definitely have a love-hate relationship with modern medicine.