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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The American Spectator: Opinion: Jeffrey Lord: Sarah Palin to Sean Hannity: I Could Run 3rd Party

Source: FRS Daily Times Plus

It would be a great day for the Republican Party and a bad day for comedians, pundits and bloggers if Sarah Palin left the GOP to run for President. Probably for some Far-Right third-party. She doesn’t have a blizzard’s chance in hell of winning the GOP nomination for president in 2012 and perhaps ever. Because the GOP establishment has essentially told her, perhaps even to her face that she won’t win it. Because they are looking for a presidential nominee that can beat the President and win the White House in 2012.

Which is why Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty look so good to them right now. And why Mitch Daniels had he decided to run for President for 2012, would’ve look so good to them as well. The GOP establishment wants to win in 2012. While the GOP base is looking for a presidential nominee that’s perfect in their mind ideologically. Especially on social issues where Sarah Palin fits in so well with them. Anti-abortion, anti-gay etc, where they don’t trust Mitt Romney. Sarah Palin doesn’t belong in a major political party like the GOP. But at the head of a fringe Far-Right party. And the GOP would be better off if she left them for good.
Source: Conservative Journal: Sean Hannity- Sarah Palin: Opens Door To Possible Third Party Run

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baltimore Sun: Sports: Jeff Zrebiec: Orioles Get Brian Matusz Back, End 5-Game Slide

Baltimore Sun: Sports: Jeff Zrebiec: Orioles Get Brian Matusz Back, End 5-Game Slide 

This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress

Overall an excellent day for the Orioles. They get starting pitcher Brian Matusz back, but more importantly they end their five game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. All coming on the road as they head back to Baltimore. Brian Matusz who’s one of their top pitchers, who someday could be their ace as well as an All Star, who finished off 2010 very strong winning something like eight straight decisions, but then broke his arm in September last year, hopefully bounces back and has a good 2011. 
Brian Matusz looked solid considering it was his first appearance since September nine months ago. Solid Start 5.2 Innings, 1 run, 4 hits and most importantly no walks. His command looked excellent and had it not been a 1-1 game in the bottom of the 6th Inning, Matusz would’ve probably been given the opportunity to finish off the 6th Inning and even pitched into the 7th Inning. First start back for the Orioles and Buck Showalter didn't want to risk the game. 
But since the Orioles have struggled so much to score the last six games, including Wednesday, Manager Buck Showalter pulled Matusz from the game. Which was the right decision, the Orioles had lost five straight after getting back to 500 and needed this win badly. To get some momentum going into their three series home stand against Toronto, Tampa and Oakland.
Overall a very solid win for the Orioles, Matusz pitched very well, CF Adam Jones the player of the game with his go ahead and game winning HR as well as preventing an extra base hit that saved at least another run. But more importantly they won the game and snapped their five game losing streak.