I assume a majority of the Walkoff Walk audience is, in addition to being highly educated and attractive, reading about baseball on the Internet in order to kill time at work. A great American tradition! But, especially with the recent economic trends, I figure another significant portion of the site's audience is unemployed slackers.1
Well: Welcome to our unemployed visitors, possibly on a library computer! You already know by now that Hall of Fame pitcher, perfect-game tosser and U.S. Senator Jim Bunning is holding up an extension of unemployment benefits! He's also forcing the government "to furlough workers", apparently some kind of sex act, and is also disrupting COBRA and Medicare payments. The government's taking away my money! Finally, I know what it feels like to be a rich person.
And he's the mad one, because blocking this bill made him miss a Kentucky basketball game. He also, Salon reports, has a fraud of a charity.2 Geeze. It almost makes you want to wish SuperAIDS on the guy, even if he does look a bit like Adam West.3
Who knows, maybe Jim Bunning will eliminate the deficit and UK will win the National Championship with his grandstand. I don't really understand, or care about, politics. But what I do understand and care about are videos of people acting like hilarious jerks. Hey! What do you know, when CNN's Dana Bash and ABC News' Jonathan Karl went to ask Bunning a few questions, he flipped out!
Apparently, players in the 50s and 60s were just as full of themselves as players are now. Excuse me!
1 Here's a tip: Call yourself a "freelance writer." No way you're picking up somebody in a bar if you say you're unemployed.
2 Even worse, Jim Bunning is making me agree with something in Salon! This is the deepest cut of all.
3 Sweet! Adam West mentioned in back-to-back posts!