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  • Calais goes UP IN FLAMES: Migrants fight to get into UK as ferry workers block harbour

    07/31/2015 10:52:32 PM PDT · 49 of 71
    okie01 to Leaning Right; MarchonDC09122009
    No doubt about that. But George Bush had eight years - eight full years! - to correct the situation. And what did he do about it? Well, nothing.

    Less than nothing, actually.

    It's true that Clinton pushed through thousands of legal immigrants in the last year of his term, trying to create new voters for Algore. Remember the stadia that were used for swearing-in ceremonies?

    However, Clinton was less responsible for the invasion of illegal aliens than was Bush. For example, when it came to prosecuting employers for hiring illegal aliens...

    Between 1999 and 2003, work-site enforcement operations were scaled back 95 percent by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which subsequently was merged into the Homeland Security Department. The number of employers prosecuted for unlawfully employing immigrants dropped from 182 in 1999 to four in 2003, and fines collected declined from $3.6 million to $212,000, according to federal statistics.

    In 1999, the United States initiated fines against 417 companies. In 2004, it issued fine notices to three.
    Washington Post
    June 19, 2006

    All told, the Clinton administration conducted several thousand prosecutions for employing illegal aliens over its eight years. I don't think the Bush administration managed even a hundred.

  • A GOP led by Donald Trump will fail, and deserve it

    07/31/2015 8:08:41 PM PDT · 114 of 114
    okie01 to WilliamIII
    Mike Huckabee compared the sitting president to a Nazi prison guard.

    An apt comparison, by any honest assessment.

    Ted Cruz accused the Senate majority leader of being a liar.

    And why should the truth be left unsaid?

    Donald Trump, well, opens his mouth. His opponents are invariably “clowns” and “stupid” and physically ugly. He mocks a war hero...

    Who is generally despised as a politician.

    and reveals the cellphone number of another candidate. Who is a cartoon character.
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    Now, what was the point you were trying to make, Michael?

  • Super Pac Friday: Five takeaways: Bush soars and Cruz wows, while Rubio and Walker survive with the

    07/31/2015 7:46:15 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    When Jeb is still in 3rd or 4th place three months from now, his money dries up.

    All that money isn't going to help Jeb buy votes because he already has near universal name awareness and most everybody already knows what he's for (illegal immigrants and liberal policies) and what he's against (conservatives).

  • Steyn: Trump's Rise Shows GOP Base "Absolutely Hates" Leadership

    07/31/2015 7:29:36 PM PDT · 31 of 45
    okie01 to DannyTN
    Actually. Bernie Sanders has the best handle on illegal immigration:

    Bernie Sanders: It would make everybody in America poorer —you're doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don't think there's any country in the world that believes in that. If you believe in a nation state or in a country called the United States or UK or Denmark or any other country, you have an obligation in my view to do everything we can to help poor people. What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don't believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.

    You know what youth unemployment is in the United States of America today? If you're a white high school graduate, it's 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids?

    I think from a moral responsibility we've got to work with the rest of the industrialized world to address the problems of international poverty, but you don't do that by making people in this country even poorer.

    The sentence in bold refers, of course, to the "Chamber of Commerce right-wing" and their lapdogs in the Republican party.

  • GOP Insiders: Trump Will Be Out Before Iowa

    07/31/2015 7:09:21 PM PDT · 46 of 48
    okie01 to pgkdan
    I hope he does get out and runs as an Independent and kills the GOP! Long past time.

    Kill the GOP?

    That would empower the Democrats.

    Is that what you want to do do?

    Instead, why not take over the GOP? Like Reagan did?

    Wouldn't that be better?

  • The Hair, the Boots, and the Great Communicator (Jeffrey Lord piece)

    07/31/2015 6:59:39 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    okie01 to Mariner
    And, I have a prediction: The aug 6th debate will not be a Trump hate-fest.
    He'll be accorded respect by all but the stupid so as not to further inflame US.
    While slow, the GOP consultants are probably starting to pick up the Trump vibe and are working on how to shift their candidates' position.

    I hope, however, that Jeb Bush stays with his established themes: illegal immigration is an "act of love"; Obama is right, we have been blind to racial injustice; conservatives are bad, yada, yada, yada...

    If he does, he'll be gone from the race that much sooner.

    And I'm at the point of very much wanting to see this Bush gone, goner, gonest.

  • JEB: OBAMA ‘SPEAKING THE TRUTH’ ON RACIAL INJUSTICE

    07/31/2015 6:32:23 PM PDT · 64 of 68
    okie01 to Hojczyk
    Bush said, “When President Obama says that ‘for too long we’ve been blind to the way past injustices continue to shape the present,’ he is speaking the truth. But we should be just as candid about our failures in addressing injustices of the more recent origin.

    What you mean "We", Paleface?

    Perhaps, Jeb and his ilk have been blind to past injustices. And, perhaps, they haven't been candid about their failures.

    But they speak for themselves. Not for the rest of us.

  • MLB Trade Rumors: 2015 Deadline Day Live Blog

    07/31/2015 11:24:02 AM PDT · 9 of 44
    okie01 to chajin
    might trade a pitcher like Karns or Jepsen for a hitter like Puig or Yan Gomes.

    Karns and Jepsen together wouldn't fetch either of those hitters. Or, in fact, any hitter of note.

  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/31/2015 10:09:37 AM PDT · 103 of 103
    okie01 to Lazamataz
    WOW! Color me shocked that the Elitists all band together to attack the lone Populist.

    We need to find a term other than "Populist" for Ted Cruz and his ilk.

    "Populism" has been around since the 1890's, famously associated with William Jennnings Bryant and his "Cross of Gold" speech.

    1 : a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized : a member of a United States political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies

    Note that Populism is not connected with "the common people", it is also connected with a powerful central government working in behalf of the common people in order to control monopolies.

    I have often referred to Populism as "the last refuge of the little man...who has given up".

    This is the kind of Populism that the Democrats talk about and stand for. But it isn't what you're referring to...or what Ted Cruz stands for.

  • BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing new fetal body part videos

    07/29/2015 9:06:11 PM PDT · 49 of 73
    okie01 to Hostage
    I’m all for CMP recording these undercover videos but I have always struggled to understand the privacy laws in connection with recording. It’s one thing for example a neighbor peeping Tom to record videos but the law extends to all taped recordings. What if a crime is being committed? Is it against the law to tape a crime?

    A spokesman for CMP was on Hannity a couple of days ago. He was asked about this subject and made it clear that the videos were done in complete accordance with the law in the states where they were recorded.

    Some states require the acquiesence of one party -- which is, of course, the CMP representative. Those recorded in the restaurant came under the heading of "overheard conversation" and don't require the approval of either party.

  • The New Battle Lines: Elitists Vs. Us

    07/29/2015 8:19:22 PM PDT · 72 of 144
    okie01 to Smokin' Joe
    It isn't just Washington. It is everyone who feels they deserve more because they are prettier/richer/smarter/better/more fashionable/whatever than the average flyover country hick.

    I understand what you're saying. And I'm in agreement.

    However, I'd argue that one is the Political War, the other is the Culture War. But you could argue that the Political War is a sub-set of the Culture War.

    Nevertheless, there is a distinction...and we need to be aware of it.

  • BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing new fetal body part videos

    07/29/2015 7:34:49 PM PDT · 30 of 73
    okie01 to Jim from C-Town
    Ever heard of prior restraint?,,/i>

    The order also refers only to footage of Stem Express employees.

    Footage of Planned Parenthood employees and anybody else is unaffected.

  • The New Battle Lines: Elitists Vs. Us

    07/29/2015 4:13:39 PM PDT · 28 of 144
    okie01 to Lazamataz
    The New Battle Lines: Elitists Vs. Us

    Another way of putting it; Washington vs The Rest Of Us.

  • Unhappy McConnell Dresses Down Fractious GOP Senators, Then Fobs Them Off

    07/29/2015 11:58:24 AM PDT · 39 of 39
    okie01 to dfwgator
    I don't see working within the party as a viable option anymore.

    Understand the frustration.

    Personally, I see the current insurgency as the party's last chance.

    And, maybe, the country's....

  • Unhappy McConnell Dresses Down Fractious GOP Senators, Then Fobs Them Off

    07/29/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · 34 of 39
    okie01 to dfwgator
    I believe Cruz is engineering a revolt behind the scenes, the other Senators are too scared to oppose McConnell, but if Cruz can convince them, I believe he can take a good number of Senators with him, and bolt from the Party.

    Cruz is leading a revolt, no doubt about it.

    His intention, though, is not to bolt from the party, but to change its leadership. In that regard, I believe it is now only a matter of time.

    Jeff Sessions for Majority Leader...???

  • Is it time for Hillary Clinton to panic?

    07/29/2015 1:28:07 AM PDT · 24 of 42
    okie01 to laplata
    I’ve always thought that she would eventually drop out and run with as much of the campaign funds that she could get away with. Meanwhile, the Clinton Foundation has been pumped up by contributors who expected something once she gained the Presidency.

    She's obligated to play out the string.

  • An American Dentist Killed Zimbabwe’s Famous Lion

    07/28/2015 10:46:49 PM PDT · 167 of 218
    okie01 to octex
    Armadillos are NOT to be eaten, but killed.

    You can make an edible stew barbecue out of them.

  • Politico: Fox lowers threshold for early debate

    07/28/2015 10:23:18 PM PDT · 36 of 89
    okie01 to napscoordinator
    Cruz is barely going to get on the main stage.

    How so? Cruz currently ranks 5th in the polling.

    Don't be like a liberal and believe that, if you wish for it, it must be true.

  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:52:43 PM PDT · 28 of 71
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    Wonder if, in Jeb's mind, that applies to what they call OTM's, as well. (Other Than Mexicans)

  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:52:42 PM PDT · 27 of 71
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    Wonder if, in Jeb's mind, that applies to what they call OTM's, as well. (Other Than Mexicans)

  • Ted Cruz bullied Republicans for years. Now they’re standing up to him. [Ha! Ha! Ha!]

    07/28/2015 9:37:35 PM PDT · 34 of 73
    okie01 to MarMema
    There was a poll on here earlier which showed Ted Cruz with 97% support for nailing McConnell on lying.

    And it has now been independently verified that it was a lie.

    A press release by Lindsey Graham, of all people, confirmed the fact at the time the deal was made.

    "There is no deal. There is no deal. There is no deal." counts as three fibs.

  • Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future

    07/28/2015 4:01:25 PM PDT · 45 of 46
    okie01 to deoetdoctrinae
    Yes indeed. Mel Blanc was an unmatched talent.

    Not to mention, an unmatched human being.

    Mel Blanc did voiceover for commercials at union scale. I hired him for a pool of insecticide commercials we were doing.

    At the conclusion of the recording session, we got to talking about some of his experiences...and he asked if I had any children.

    "Yes, I've a couple."

    "How old are they? And what are their names?

    I told him...and he turned to the engineer and said "Bring us back up and roll tape."

    Whereupon, Blanc did eight minutes of voices, telling a complete story and working my kids' names into it.

    That was fifty years ago. That tape remains a family treasure today.

  • Former George W. Bush administration official to sell Dems on Iran deal

    07/27/2015 9:50:34 PM PDT · 17 of 24
    okie01 to WilliamIII
    George Bush rejected Cheney’s advice to bomb Iran. You didn’t know that?

    "Current detente" connotes a formal diplomatic arrangement. As such, it suggested that there was already in place such an arrangement, designed by GWB -- which there is not. Or the reference was to the current agreement "negotiated" by John Effin' Kerry, but designed by GWB rather than BHO.

    Sloppy, imprecise writing, if you ask me.

  • Former George W. Bush administration official to sell Dems on Iran deal

    07/27/2015 9:30:25 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    okie01 to WilliamIII
    Burns, who helped Bush design the current detente with Iran,

    Huh?

  • Yesterday’s Circus in the Senate is Exactly Why Trump is Surging

    07/27/2015 8:32:49 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    okie01 to LS
    I think there is a huge unanswered question: why could Cruz not get TEN votes to move this forward -—or am I reading this wrong? Did he just need a second???

    Senate rules require ten votes (1/5 of a quorum) to "second" the particular measure proposed.

    Neither Cruz nor Lee was able to raise that many supporters. However, note that the vote on the Ex-Im Bank amendment was 67-26, with 24 Republicans voting against it. Which means they were able to raise 22 supporters on that issue.

    Resistance to McConnell and the Senate leadership is growing. With Trump and Cruz pressing the case -- and the base coalescing around them -- it will continue to grow.

  • After Calling McConnell a Liar, Mackowiak Says Cruz’s Impact as Senator Will Be Minimal in Future

    07/27/2015 7:47:59 PM PDT · 46 of 90
    okie01 to boycott
    I now dislike the republican party almost as much as I do the democrats.

    More accurately, your problem is with Washington -- the Washington Cartel.

    Indeed, it boils down to "Washington vs The Rest Of Us".

  • The Harrow Club Republicans (Jeffrey Lord never disappoints!)

    07/27/2015 7:22:30 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    okie01 to Shery
    If the elites keep this up, there will be no base. PERIOD.

    Or, more accurately, perhaps, there will be no "Harrow Club Republicans"...

  • Video: Mike Huckabee doubles down on Holocaust reference over Iran deal

    07/27/2015 6:55:28 PM PDT · 43 of 44
    okie01 to GilGil
    Ok. I think though that he needs to figure out how to pummel McConnell and make him back down. McConnell is really bad news.

    McConnell might be in a position to win each battle, but he is well on his way to losing the war.

    At this stage, everybody who is paying attention now knows that he is a liar -- nobody is refuting it. And there is a growing realization of exactly what is going on and why things aren't working.

    Cruz has lit a fire...

  • Donald Trump adviser backs Huckabee 'oven' remark

    07/27/2015 6:38:48 PM PDT · 30 of 30
    okie01 to GilGil
    Trump’s people are a tough bunch. Very tough!

    I'm getting the impression you're one of them...

  • Sean Hannity: "3 Senators Confirmed Ted Cruz's Account that McConnell Lied"

    07/27/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · 98 of 124
    okie01 to TribalPrincess2U
    senator cornyn is toast in TX if he’s not one to stand up to the RINO POS

    Unfortunately, Cornyn was re-elected in 2014. We don't get another crack at him for five years...

  • Video: Mike Huckabee doubles down on Holocaust reference over Iran deal

    07/27/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · 40 of 44
    okie01 to GilGil
    McConnell counter attacked and now Cruz is doing nothing.

    If I am not mmistaken, Cruz responded on the Senate loor yesterday and has been all over conservative talk radio today and will be on Hannity tonight.

    How, may I ask, is that "doing nothing".

  • Cops as Criminals

    07/27/2015 6:17:05 PM PDT · 81 of 82
    okie01 to Half Vast Conspiracy
    Sounds scientific and conclusive.

    Sorry, but I can't comment on your experience.

  • Cops as Criminals

    07/26/2015 10:46:49 PM PDT · 68 of 82
    okie01 to Crim; Half Vast Conspiracy
    A lit cigarette can be used as a weapon -- flicked toward the eyes, it probably won't hurt you, but it is a big enough distraction to allow the initiator access to a deadly weapon that can not only hurt, but kill you. The police have every reason to ask that it be disposed of, if they so choose.

    If you're too pig-headed to admit that, so be it.

    I'm beginning to understand all the crap cops have to put up with. But, as for my own experience, there has been a legitimate reason in every instance. I have always treated them with courtesy. And, with one exception, that courtesy has been returned.

  • Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

    07/26/2015 7:34:54 PM PDT · 65 of 73
    okie01 to sf4dubya
    But he said he'd build a wall that already exists!

    IIRC, that wall runs for all of 18 miles.

  • Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz could face off in debate – under Senate rules

    07/26/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Sanders may very well be the Democratic nominee. He’s in second place and Hillary may be indicted or otherwise put out to pasture.

    Hillary probably isn't going to be the nominee. But Bernie almost certainly won't be. The Democrat National Committee simply won't abide a member of another party (in this case, Socialist) running on their ticket.

    It would be akin to a Libertarian or a Conservative running on the Republican ticket.

    Ain't gonna happen.

  • Cops as Criminals

    07/26/2015 7:23:26 PM PDT · 32 of 82
    okie01 to Lizavetta
    He had no right to tell her to put out her cigarette.

    That's S.O.P. for police in this circumstance. A lit cigarette can serve as a weapon, flicked into the eyes, e.g., or a distraction, while the smoker reaches for a gun.

    Yes, they have a well-established right.

  • Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz could face off in debate – under Senate rules

    07/26/2015 6:50:04 PM PDT · 17 of 34
    okie01 to 2ndDivisionVet
    What would be the point?

    Cruz isn't running against Sanders. He's running against Mitch McConnell...the GOP establishment...and the Washington Cartel.

  • Sen. Cruz: Today’s Events Show the McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party:...

    07/26/2015 6:12:13 PM PDT · 142 of 247
    okie01 to DavidLSpud
    I would vote for a Donald/TED...but prefer TED/Donald Independent ticket.

    What, pray tell, would an Independent ticket accomplish?

    Even if it should win, which party would win the Congress?

    The Democrats, of course. And it would be a Democrat Congress that would be at odds with a TED/Donald ticket on everything!

    As a consequence, you get nothing of what you want.

  • Todd: Trump Looking Into Getting on the Ballot in 50 States as an Independent

    07/26/2015 5:03:23 PM PDT · 70 of 135
    okie01 to onona
    Here's my numbers:
    If there were a Trump / Cruz ticket or vice versa as independents:

    I 40% D 38% R 24%

    And, in which case, who runs Congress? There would be zero Independents, so obviously there would be a large majority of Democrats.

    Democrats that are dead set against the Executive on any and every issue.

    What, pray tell, does this accomplish?

  • Senate blocks Lee's vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/26/2015 4:09:55 PM PDT · 31 of 70
    okie01 to Mr. Blond
    I thought we hated sneaky bill riders. It should be put forward as its own bill.I thought we hated sneaky bill riders. It should be put forward as its own bill.

    As its own bill, the Democrats would shut it down with a filibuster. It would never see the light of day.

    As an amendment to the Highway Bill, the Democrat minority would probably let it pass so as to get the pork for their Districts.

    Obama would then be confronted with a decision -- should he veto it to save Planned Parenthood...or should he sign it to save the pork.

    Woul the Democrat minority vote to override his veto...???

  • Socialist Bernie Sanders DEMANDS $15 minimum wage – PAYS interns $12 an hour! LOL!

    07/26/2015 1:10:53 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    okie01 to PCPOET7
    but I still feel that there should be some wage laws to prevent abuse of the have not’s from those that have.

    Why?

    No matter how low, a minimum wage will always cause minimally-skilled people who want (and need) a job to not have one.

    As a general rule, employers will pay, and employees will accept, what they're worth. Trying to tinker with the market around the margins invariably ends up distorting it and creating more harm than good.

  • Hillary Clinton Operatives Bracing For “Clinton Collapse”

    07/26/2015 11:10:05 AM PDT · 96 of 108
    okie01 to kalee
    Webb will get the Southern Democrat vote.

    Recognize that when you talk of "the Southern Democrat vote" nowadays, you're talking about the black vote.

    You can count the number of white Democrat voters in ost Southern counties without going beyond your toes.

    Webb would, in fact, get those voters...but it would no longer amount to much.

  • Socialist Bernie Sanders DEMANDS $15 minimum wage – PAYS interns $12 an hour! LOL!

    07/26/2015 10:38:12 AM PDT · 39 of 42
    okie01 to PCPOET7
    if you were desperate you would work for slave wages. if I was desperate I would to. there are a lot of people that are user and will take advantage of desprat situations. all you have to do is look at what happens in sweat shops and in third world countries, when there is no prorection in the work place.

    You are correct. People who are desperate will work for slave wages. And there are people who will take advantage of such a situation.

    And, in that case, both benefit! The employee gets the wage they were desperate for, the employer gets the cheap labor they were doubtless desperate for.

    Be aware that your "sweat shops in third world countries" are often the only employment available. And, when they have been closed down by well-meaning first world liberals in the past, the people who lost their jobs starved.

    Unintended consequences are a bitch...to the people who have to experience them.

  • Furious Coal CEO Lets It All Out: "Obama Is Nation's Great Destroyer"

    07/26/2015 10:23:08 AM PDT · 18 of 26
    okie01 to Dilbert San Diego
    Shouldn’t the EPA be under the control of Congress and the president? How in the sam hill have we gotten to a point where unelected bureaucrats make policy choices in this country?? That’s definitely a piece of what’s going on here too.

    The EPA is an executive agency. Therefore, it is under the direct control of the President.

    They aren't making any policies that Obama hasn't approved.

  • Mike Lee goes for nuclear option to repeal Obamacare

    07/26/2015 8:52:35 AM PDT · 38 of 40
    okie01 to downtownconservative
    A successful vote to repeal before January 2017 will be vetoed and would be simply a symbolic gesture.

    On the other hand, the vote will not only force Democrats to take a position, it will force Republicans to stand up and be counted --- and that may be the primary benefit.

  • Draft Biden group ramps up outreach

    07/26/2015 8:21:25 AM PDT · 22 of 25
    okie01 to 48th SPS Crusader
    But the Obama Administrations has been one of the most corrupt arrogant inefficient, incapable and useless administrations ever.

    By its own standards, the Obama administration has been exceedingly successful. Obama set out to "transform America" and he has succeeded -- there are no jobs, there are no borders, there is no national security, there are no moral standards.

  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 8:09:38 AM PDT · 40 of 63
    okie01 to Paulie
    Having the pitcher hit is one more variable that would make baseball less predictable and thereby more interesting.

    I spent the last twenty years working in baseball and don't really have a dog in the race. But I'm of the view that the argument is good for the game.

    I will say this though: I detest watching the pitcher hit. By and large, you know what's going to happen as he approaches the plate. If there's nobody on, he'll swing away and make an out. If there is a baserunner and there are less than two outs, he'll attempt to bunt.

    And we can all pretty much pre-determine when the situation calls for a pinch-hitter. So much for "strategy".

    Pitchers don't work on their hitting...because they're paid to pitch.

    As a consequence, if you measure it decade-by-decade, pitchers have become worse hitters every decade since the 1910's.

  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 7:32:52 AM PDT · 35 of 63
    okie01 to clee1
    Personally, I don’t care. BUT.... both leagues need to be the same.Personally, I don’t care. BUT.... both leagues need to be the same.

    Why?

    As it is right now, each league's fans are getting what they want.

    Why change that?

  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 7:30:11 AM PDT · 34 of 63
    okie01 to FredZarguna
    No DH. Ever. If the AL wants to start playing baseball again, we welcome them back.

    Every poll that MLB has taken of its fans shows a 50/50 split for and against the DH.

    The 50% for comes from AL cities. The 50% against comes from NL cities.

    Which goes to prove that fans in both leagues are getting what they want.

    Ergo, why change it?

  • To DH, or not to DH?

    07/26/2015 7:26:26 AM PDT · 33 of 63
    okie01 to Paulie
    My position has always been the same: no DH for either league.

    It’s part of the game right from Little League, it should stay that way.

    Nope, it's not "part of the game". There are five minor league levels -- rookie, A, Advanced A, AA and AAA. Pitchers do not hit in the lower three levels. And games between AL farm clubs at the AA and AAA levels employ the DH.

    At the professional level, the pitcher-as-hitter is the exception rather than the rule.