“As a Bostonian, I couldn’t be more pleased that in just five days, the New England Patriots will attempt to become the first NFL team in 35 years to finish the regular season with an undefeated record,” Kerry wrote. “But as someone who represents all of Massachusetts and not just those in the Boston media market, I remain deeply troubled that today as many as 250,000 Massachusetts households, and millions of Patriots fans nationwide, may be denied access to this historic sporting event. …
Posted by Karol at 11:19 AM
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And when asked who his favorite player on the Patriots is, the junior senator from MA replied, “Randy Brody.”
his mind has been deeply troubled for a long time methinks.
I’m always amazed when Kerry supporters call Bush a moron. We really dodged a bullet when this guy lost the 2004 election.
Senate hearings? To hell with him. He’s as much of a self-righteous prick as he’s ever been. Eric, you’re so right. If that man had been elected, this country would have started 40 years of darkness under him. I fear, though, that we only delayed it four years so we could start it under a different Democrat.
Most people will never fathom that this is just more legislative blackmail, this threat of “oversight” or “investigations.” Shrillary can tout the mortgage interest rate freeze as “voluntary” until the final days when she and the devil are cast into the lake of fire, but it was no more voluntary than giving your wallet to a mugger so he won’t shoot you. Now Kerry’s doing this to the NFL: do things my way, or Congress will step in and legislate you to death.
It’s not special interests. It’s called private property and the rights thereof. Somebody owns the team. Somebody owns the network. If they can’t get to an agreement about broadcasting, well, that’s just too frickin’ bad for the viewers. No one has a right, in the literal sense, to watch the game. The only “right” to watch the game is purely contractual, and it does not exist in this situation. If it’s publicly broadcast, no one has a contractual right to watch it. Even if it were being broadcast on cable, viewers still would have no contractual right, unless it were specified in a contract. PPV, for example, is a contract that for a certain sum of money, you gain the contractual right to watch an event. The same contract also normally says that if you can’t watch it, your only recourse is a refund (which is fair, otherwise sports “fans” would sue for millions of dollars if something got screwed up).
But like other socialists, Kerry doesn’t believe that people truly own their property. Today we’re legislated and regulated to where we effectively own our property only at the whim of others.
For the very reason that Kerry is their fan, just like my dad always rooted against the Redskins because our family always hated their city, I pray the Patriots get their asses kicked.
Oh, and on the stem cell “bipartisan” horseshit — how about not taking my money to pay for something I don’t support? It’s as simple as that. “Bipartisan” is thrown around as if that makes the bill inherently good, when all it means is that both parties wanted to screw the taxpayers, but it just took them a little while to decide on precisely how.
OMG I just went over to swampolitics and read the comments. A real Short Bus Riders conglomeration (or YearlyKos – same thing) who never should be near keyboards. These anencaphelics believe the gubmint granted the NFL a football monopoly, thus, they can’t show their product on their network, + NBC should be forced to give up three hours of prime time programming , all because some grandstanding buffoon is desperate to show “he’s with The People
Wha happened to my post? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
I’ve always thought Kerry was a moron, but then again, he was smart enough to trick TWO different wealthy heiresses into marrying him !