January 30, 2010

Latest Pajamas Media Column (‘RINOs RINOs Everywhere’) Is Up

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:23 am

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It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Monday morning (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

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  • Jan. 27 — Quote of the Day: Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion
  • Jan. 25 — The Impending Yost Announcement
  • Jan. 21 — Thanks Rob Portman…NOT!
  • Jan. 21 — Kevin DeWine, Screwing Up A Perfectly Perfect Storm… (Also See Updates)
  • Jan. 17 — The Ghosts Haunting Ohio’s (and America’s) Factories and Offices
  • Jan. 16 — Dave Yost Gets Another Spontaneous Endorsement!
  • Jan. 14 — Delayed-Blogging the Kasich-Taylor Announcement
  • Jan. 14 — Washington County Suspends Rules to Endorse Dave Yost!
  • Jan. 13 — Kasich’s Taylor-Made Move
  • Jan. 11 — Hey, Republican Party, Don’t ‘Whig’ Out!
  • Jan. 4, 2010 — Awwww…Rob Portman Hearts Jon Husted
  • Dec. 19, 2009 — AP, Ohio Media, Gov. Strickland and Dems Call Retroactive Income Tax Increase a ‘Tax Cut Delay’
  • July 16 — Support Dave Yost …
  • June 18 — A Great Graph About John Kasich and Ted Strickland
  • May 29 — An Open Letter to John Kasich

Positivity: Kurt Warner Retires

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 7:00 am

From Tempe, Arizona:

Warner, 2-time MVP, hangs up jersey
Updated: January 29, 2010, 9:10 PM ET

Kurt Warner thanked God, hugged his children and wife and said goodbye to an NFL career that seems the stuff of sports fiction.

The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls.

Then, as if going from stocking groceries to winning NFL MVP awards wasn’t improbable enough, Warner was written off as a has-been and rose again to lead the long-suffering Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl.

A man of deep faith who carried a Bible to each post-game news conference, Warner walked away with a year left on a two-year, $23 million contract, knowing he still had the skills to play at the highest level.

“It’s been an amazing ride,” Warner said. “I don’t think I could have dreamt it would have played out like it has, but I’ve been humbled every day that I woke up the last 12 years and amazed that God would choose to use me to do what he’s given me the opportunity to do.”

Warner had one of the greatest postseason performances ever in Arizona’s 51-45 overtime wild card victory over Green Bay on Jan. 10, but sustained a brutal hit in the Cardinals’ 45-14 divisional round loss at New Orleans six days later.

“He has had a dominant career,” Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said. “He’s got to do what’s best for his family. He played long enough. He took us to the Super Bowl last year.

“If you’re going to go out, go out on top.”

The Cardinals signed Warner to a one-year contract in 2005 largely because no other team would give him a chance to be a starter. His opportunities over the next two years were scattered and even when coach Ken Whisenhunt took over in 2007, Warner was the backup to Matt Leinart.

But when Leinart went down with an injury five games into the season, Warner got his chance. He started 48 of the remaining 49 games of his career.

“I’ve played 12 years, I’m a 38 years old and I believe I was playing at as high a level now and over the last two years as I was playing when I first got into the league,” he said. “That’s something I’m proud of.”

Blessed with an uncanny throwing accuracy and a knack for reading defenses, Warner leaves the game with a legacy that could land him in the Hall of Fame even though he didn’t get his first start until he was 28.

In a comparison with the 14 quarterbacks to make the Hall of Fame in the last 25 years, Warner has a better career completion percentage, yards per pass attempt and yards per game. Only Dan Marino had more career 300-yard passing games. ….

Go here for the rest of the story.