Category Archives: 7/02-7/09

Cleveland Breaks


Brian Windhorst’s reporting in the Plain Dealer brings some more witness to the possibility of collusion. Friday night in Miami Chris Bosh said that he, James, and Wade had been talking about “the moment for months”. The same agency, Creative Artists, represented all three players and Pat Riley met with LeBron in November, inspiring him to give up Michael Jordan’s number 23.

Maureen Dowd gets in on the act,calling Miami a “Hoops Cartel”.

Fishy in Miami

100709boklores1Guys propose marriage on the Jumbotron all the time at sporting events so why shouldn’t LeBron let down the home town fans on national tv – for a second time, if we’re counting playoff performances? The thing is, LeBron loves the spotlight so much it’s possible he was using his ESPN infomercial to make a confession.

By dumping on his Cleveland teammates again, this time to run off with Dwade and Heronimous Bosh, could he be guilty of collusion?

According to the same ESPN (this time wearing its reporters hat), NBA commisioner David Stern has said, “he’s been assured at the “highest level” that there will be no sitdown among LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the other superstars”. Well, that’s good to know. Otherwise it might seem suspicious that the threesome signed with the same team for less – 30 million less in James case – than they could have earned elsewhere.

Mission: Moon, Mars, Muslims

100708bokloresThought this was a parody when I first saw it. NASA chief, Charles Bolden, says Obama’s foremost charge to him is to help Muslim nations feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering. Here’s the whole interview on Al Jazeera. And here’s Charles Lane in the Washington Post with more links.

Variation on the theme 100708nasa2

Walking Points


It’s a Surprise

100706bokloresChris Dodd and Nancy Pelosi explain here that you have to pass their 2000 page bills to find out what’s in them.

William Saletan has an interesting piece in Slate detailing how Kagan, while working in the Clinton White House, doctored a report on partial birth abortion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists. He points out that the report was taken as expert opinion in court rulings. If she gets on the Supreme Court and overturns a ruling because it was based on her original lie, would that make her an activist judge?