Bob Knight, the winningest coach in men’s college basketball history, abruptly quit the other night, handing the reins of the Texas Tech program to his son and heir, Pat.
Knight has long been one of the most polarizing figures in all of American sport, and if your Internets get ESPN.com or you have access to a sports talk radio station in your town you probably already know that his sudden retirement has only served to revive the big argument. To wit: what is Bob Knight’s legacy?Continue reading →
This past week saw some unpleasant news for the anti-global heating deniers who believe that increased CO2 emissions will enhance plant growth. The Vancouver Sun reported a new study that found that increased CO2 did not have the expected effect on food crops. Scientists at Southwestern University in Texas found that increased CO2 did in fact improve the growth of the crops they tested, but that the protein content dropped, making them less nutritious: barley, wheat, and potatoes suffered a 10% or greater drop in protein content, and soybeans dropped 1.4%. The Vancouver Sun story also pointed out that most people who believe that the breadbaskets of the world will simply shift further north are sorely mistaken due to the less fertile soils in higher latitudes. Continue reading →
The former Information Minister for President George W. Bush, “Comical Ari” Fleischer, is appearing on CNN now as a political expert for Election ’08 coverage because, as you know, he’s a master b.s. artist and we can’t have objective analysis sullying our airwaves. But tonight on Super Tuesday, in a rare moment of candor and honesty, he said with a straight face (because he wasn’t kidding) the following on behalf of Republicans:
There is no doubt … we hope and pray every night to run against Hillary Clinton.