Monday, October 30, 2006


If I understand this article correctly:
1. Statistically speaking, the more dangerous your city is, the more likely you will play for -- and ultimately win -- the World Series; and
2. It is highly unlikely that Coral Springs, Florida -- the 10th safest city in the country -- will ever win a championship.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Name of the day

Bonnie Beaver, professor of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University and former president of the American Veterinary Medicine Association.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Baseball is more dangerous than one might think

It's just not safe to be a professional baseball player lately.

From ESPN:

The body of a Tampa Bay Devil Rays minor league pitcher missing after his canoe capsized over the weekend was found Thursday.

Erik Walker was last seen Saturday with a female companion, who made it safely ashore after their canoe tipped in a swift stretch of rapids filled with underwater logs, boulders and ledges on the New River.

Is it only the AL East, or is it a more widespread issue?

My response

My opponent would like you to believe my support of the St. Louis Cardinals implies opposition to stem cell research. It does not. I believe there is plenty of room for the free exchange of ideas at Casa Speed Hump, and there is room for occasional disagreement.

The real question here is why stem cell research is even an issue in this campaign. The only reasonable answer is that my opponent is in favor of stem cell research AT Casa Speed Hump. I would like to go on the record against this reckless approach. I support stem cell research only at appropriate medical and research facilities.

And if my opponent wants to attack my sports allegiance, I remind you that he's a Cubs fan. If his approach to governance matches his approach to sports, a vote for Gordon is a vote for 100 years of mediocrity.

Paid for by Swift Boat Veterans for Justin

The real issues

My opponent for alderman, Justin, supports the St. Louis Cardinals. But Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan opposes stem cell research. I think Justin owes all of us an explanation.

Gordon. Solid for stem cell research. Solid for 1939 N. Westmoreland.

Paid for by Gordon for Alderman.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Halloween fun

Help pick Suri Cruise's Halloween costume here.

Friday, October 13, 2006

How Bad are the Oakland Raiders?

We trash the Green Bay Packers a lot, but how bad are the Oakland Raiders? This week they are 15 point underdogs to a team, the Denver Broncos, that is averaging a mere 12 points per game. I can see it on ESPN... Raiders lose 12-(-3) when Sebastian Janikowski kicks a field goal through the wrong uprights!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Shameless Corporate Sponsorship

The Chicago White Sox have signed a 3-year deal with 7-11 to start its home games at 7:11pm. What will be sponsored next?

Baseless Attacks

"In a campaign season of mudslinging and exaggerations, my opponent would have you believe his spin and negativity. I am here to offer you the truth.

I am proud of our nation's anthem, and I can think of no greater statement of pride than to learn it not only forwards but backwards. My display of my great love of country was, in fact, inspired by a great American game: baseball.

Yet my call to serve requires more than a narrow-minded, isolationist approach to world affairs. While my allegiance is to these great United States, I have gladly supported our friends in Scotland, and I will do so again.

It's time to bring integrity to 1939 N. Westmoreland. It's time for Dan Gordon."

Paid for by Gordon for Alderman.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Campaign Season in Full Swing

So the campaign season is in full swing, and I know you've all season alot of negative ads, so I apologize in advance for the ad below, but I feel PH4H is the right forum for it.

"Dan. He wants you to think he's a true patriot. But earlier this year, Dan showed his true colors. Prior to a dinner in which he showed his true allegiance to Scotland, Dan was seen, in public, reciting the Star Spangled Banner. Backwards. To pay off a gambling debt.

Why does Dan hate America? It's time to send him a message. Our national anthem should be sung forward, as our founding fathers intended."

Paid for by the Justin for Alderman of 1939 Westmoreland Committee.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


For the record, Dan's post, immediately below, was the 300th post to this blog.

I just wanted to point that out.

Most unfortunate typo

"Meanwhile yesterday, key players tried to explain inconsistencies in their accounts of the Foley mater, with varying levels of success." At this writing, the online version has not been corrected.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

As I was saying....

The playoff bound 2006 Cardinals are the best team in the history of the universe.