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November 3, 2008

I received this email today. Read it and take from it what you want.

Letter deleted.

But every single one of you ranting and screaming below about ‘fairness’, internet trolls and the like needs to shut it. The context of this letter was nothing more or less than has been spewed by media on both sides for much of this campaign, but this letter is a Birthday card compared to what the media has done, and said, about Governor Palin since she was nominated for the position of Vice President. It’s been one BS character assassination after another from people who don’t know squat.

Letters like this and comments contained in it have no place in what is happening and supposed to happen tomorrow. Yet most of you frauds are the first in line when commentary like that is put out there for your ‘opponent’. None of you will admit to it, most don’t have the guts, it’s not how it works these days, but it’s sickening, and inappropriate on any candidate and pathetic that you are ok with it for one side, hell many of you cheer for stuff like that, and then become horribly offended when it’s your ‘guy’.

I disagree with Obama, period. I question his judgment, it’s my right. I don’t think he’s a bad man, not at all, but the vitriol spewed from people during these last few months is embarrassing.

We are all to blame. As I stated earlier, after tomorrow it’s over. Whether my choice for President wins or loses, as a nation we absolutely have to move on, but in addition we as a nation absolutely have to change our expectations of our Politicians and of the process. We continue to hope we’ll elect someone to change it all, why? Are we powerless to make them change? Do we have to hope or wait?

This country is so desperately in need of change in so many ways, yet it appears we’re content to ‘sit by’ and hope someone else does it. Voting is just the start.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. brittanyshull permalink
    November 3, 2008 5:09 pm

    I don’t even know where to begin about this. I’m only 18 years old and am voting for the first time this year and have already been bombarded by campaigners for Obama all over my college campus. Along with learning as much as possible about each candidate, I’m called every day by people from Obama’s party. I can easily say that if anything, even if you are completely oblivious to anything political, his campaign is just annoying. I grew up in a Republican house and have carried those beliefs on to my own life, regardless of the last eight years of the presidency that have swayed many others. I honestly can say that I would be completely uncomfortable with Obama leading our country and these facts just push me even further toward McCain.

  2. soxfnbos permalink
    November 3, 2008 5:26 pm

    My god will you just retire and slink back to your ivory tower so we do not need to listing to you sling you opinions on EVERYTHING.

  3. November 3, 2008 5:32 pm

    Come on, Curt. Your last post was honest and told us how you felt. Even though I disagreed, I respected that. You don’t need to spout off some partisan op-ed.

    If we talk honesty, how many times did McCain spout half truths during the Presidential debates? Check the record. More often than not, it was McCain spouting misinformation and mischaracterizations. Look for yourself – http://www.factcheck.org

    I have no doubt McCain is an honorable man. Every campaign gets a little dirty, but McCain has ran his campaign in a way that does not suit his character. He should not be spouting the politics of fear, labelling Obama a terrorist, and pandering to the Christian right conservative base.

    Both candidates have made lofty promises they cannot keep, but I will say this. As a young 20 something, I have trouble relating to the older generation and their refusal to listen to new ideas and embrace new things. I whole heartedly believe in progress and Obama offers a direction that this country should not be afraid to embrace. I firmly believe that Obama’s cool headed and rational decision making will set this country in the best direction.

  4. honesterciphers permalink
    November 3, 2008 5:45 pm

    C’mon, Curt.

    Your previous post on why you’re voting for McCain was one of the most level-headed pro-McCain arguments I’ve read in a while. As some of your other readers said, it’s a lot easier to respect someone with an opposite point of view when they’re willing to speak intelligently about the issues. Why follow that with this screed that’s hyperbolic in the ugly and baseless parallels it draws?

  5. bcguitar33 permalink
    November 3, 2008 5:55 pm

    Curt,
    I would ask that you bring honesty to a debate about honesty. For example:
    1) “The New York Times carried a story on Saturday, October 4, 2008, that proved you had a significantly closer relationship with Bill Ayers than what you previously admitted.” No it doesn’t. Here’s the article.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/politics/04ayers.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

    A quote:
    “A review of records of the schools project and interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47, has played down his contacts with Mr. Ayers, 63. But the two men do not appear to have been close.”

    2) “On July 14, 2008, you said that you always knew that the surge would work while the video tapes of you from more than a year ago show that you stated that the surge would not work.” This is not true. The editorial in question, which Barack wrote for the New York Times, is available here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/14/opinion/14obama.html . Within, Barack clearly and directly says that he opposed the surge.

    3) “You now claim that your reason for voting against funding for the troops was because the bill did not include a time line for withdrawal, while the video tapes of you from more than a year ago show that you voted against additional funding because you wanted our troops to be removed immediately … not in 16 months after the 2008 election as you now claim. ”
    Barack didn’t change his story about when he wants the troops out, he changed his story over the year that’s passed. It’s a little silly to imagine Barack campaigning today for the troops to be removed more than a year ago seeing as there’s no time travel yet.

    I’m not asking you to agree with me but I am asking you to be honest when we disagree.

  6. indiesouth permalink
    November 3, 2008 6:01 pm

    Much of what is here is claimed by use of what I like to call ‘political logic’ which is really just selective framing of non-contextual facts.

    Both sides are guilty of this. It’s how the game of American politics is played.

    That said, the one thing that most disappoints me about how McCain has run his campaign is how McCain for President and the various GOP outfits have worked to foment division, xenophobia, and racism. This is quite hard to deny. When a woman accuses Obama of being a muslim, and McCain’s defense of Obama is “No ma’am, he’s a good family man,” there is clearly something ingrained in his campaign regarding muslims = anti-american.

    Are muslim Americans anti-family, or anti-American?

    The association with Rashid Khalidi, under any cursory investigation, shows that the only bad thing about that association is that his name sounds muslim, or arab.

    The writer of this missive, invoking the Obama’s middle name, is done for no other reason than to make the arab/terrorist/anti-american association.

    when people at McCain / Palin rallies feel emboldened enough to shout ‘traitor’ or ‘kill him’, clearly they are getting the signals being sent.

    Obama inspires racial and class division? Please. I’ve been watching these two men intently, because for a long time I was on the fence. I would have voted McCain if he’d been up against Gore in 2000. But over the course of this campaign, its clear to me that this is not the same McCain.

    These things do not belong under the heading, “How the game is played.” Some say McCain is just doing what he needs to win. If this behavior is somehow not representative of how he would normally run his presidency, then that just means what he’s doing now is disingenuous to his character, which only gives me a lower opinion of his campaign.

    I’m tired of the division. I’m tired of being labeled a ‘liberal’ with the most vicious inflection by friends and coworkers when I express disagreement with the Republican line. I am dead center in my political beliefs, but I can’t even have a civil conversation anymore with people I’m close with, and hardly anyone can speak without parroting some sound byte.

    This is the result of the Republican political machine that has been built over the last 8 years, and that is one huge reason why I’m voting Democrat this year. I can remember when I could have a civil debate with people who disagreed with me politically.

    Obama, in everything I have seen, has not mirrored the GOP / McCain tactics, and I’ve paid close attention. The closest was the Keating 5 video, but I’ve never heard anyone call for the death of McCain at an Obama rally. Hell, I never heard anyone call for the death of Bush in 2004.

    We are sick and divided, and the GOP for the last 8 years lives to feed off of that, rather than try to bring us together. That must change, and it can’t if they hold on to power.

    My .02.

    Can’t wait for Copernicus, Curt 🙂

  7. tinisoli permalink
    November 3, 2008 6:01 pm

    Yes, let’s take a look at the Michael Master’s email…

    For starters, the “Chicago Sun” he cites as a source of info on Rezko’s “weekly” meetings with Obama DOESN’T EXIST. Was Masters perhaps thinking of the Chicago Sun-Times, a major Chi-town newspaper? Well, let’s see if they reported anything on May 8, 2008, about Tony Rezko and Barack Obama’s alleged “weekly” meetings. Did they? Nope. Hmm… I wonder if Masters is just making stuff up and pasting random dates to make his claims look authentic. Hmmm….

    How about the scandal over Obama calling himself a constitutional law professor? Well, technically that wasn’t Obama’s job title, nor was he a tenured professor (though he was offered the job). But he wasn’t “lying” about it. And you know who agrees? The University of Chicago, which employed him.

    http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/was_barack_obama_really_a_constitutional_law.html

    If you take a closer look at the email, you’ll find that most of it is BS.

    And don’t you find it odd that an email has no links whatsoever to any sources that could confirm the contentions within?

    He doesn’t even spell Monica Lewinsky correctly!

    Seriously, Curt. Why post this email? It’s been making the rounds for a while, and it’s just another piece of crap. What if I sent you an email that claimed that I saw Obama shake the hand of a zombie Hitler? Would you simply put that up on your site if I threw in some dates and some other windowdressing? Would that be “truthy” enough for you?

    Pathetic…

  8. November 3, 2008 6:17 pm

    Are you kidding us with this, Curt? Are you kidding? This is literally the ravings of an unstable person.

    God, I hope you pitch in the national league next year. Actually, I hope you pitch for the Nationals so President Obama can come see you in person.

  9. curtisabigfatdouche permalink
    November 3, 2008 6:47 pm

    Honestly, copying and pasting a clearly politically motivated chain email on your blog? And not taking two minutes to reformat it? If you’re going to “shill” for someone, can you at least put a bit more effort into it? Between Curt’s googling the supposed author’s name and the first commenter reading the letter and taking these “facts” at face value there might have been more vetting that went into the letter than into Sarah the Barracuda. Pathetic.

  10. f0rem4n permalink
    November 3, 2008 6:56 pm

    “I recount McCain’s questionable past on issues of race his entire career. From the many years he rejected a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (pretty much the entire 70s and 80s) to his serial flip-flops on the Confederate Flag in 2000 (which he admits he did for political reasons — no way, not you Johnny!) to his close association with a white supremacist named Richard Quinn, who found himself hired as a political advisor by McCain in 2000 (and still is from what I can tell) after openly praising David Duke (he called him a “maverick”) selling t-shirts praising the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and writing/editing for a magazine (Southern Partisan) that reminded us that slave masters just really weren’t all that bad.

    That’s The Real McCain for you.”

    We can all play the guilty by association game, I love you Curt, I think you have this one wrong though. I think we can all agree whoever wins is an immediate upgrade over High Emperor Bush though.

  11. syphax permalink
    November 3, 2008 7:22 pm

    My main take-away, Curt, is that you are a sucker for Internet trolls.

    Seriously. Your earliest post on McCain was well done. But you diminish that by uncritically posting this hatchet job.

    I mean, look at it. It’s a rant without anything resembling structure. And the content?

    I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll point out one item that doesn’t even require Google to debunk. This letter confuses “preparations” with “preconditions”. Preparations and preconditions are two very different things!

    Curt, your occasional lack of a verbal filter has provided us Boston sports fans with a lot of entertainment over the years. But your occasional lack of a critical thinking filter as evidenced by posts like these is simply embarrassing. For you.

    Curt, you are a phenomenal athlete and I thank you for your deeds on the baseball field from the bottom of my heart.

    But you supported Bush in 2004 and you’ve repeatedly posted trash like this letter. I deeply question your judgment in the political realm.

  12. November 3, 2008 7:43 pm

    The one thing that Obama has over McCain is charisma….and he comes across very, well – Presidential. He says the things that people want to hear, and even when he’s saying things that people don’t understand fully — it almost doesn’t matter. They don’t care WHAT he’s saying — it’s all about his delivery; which let’s be honest IS a change from President Bush, as well as John McCain.

    John McCain, who I will be voting for (despite the fact that I don’t care for Sarah Palin, not even a little bit) — sometimes rubbed me the wrong way in his delivery during the debates, just because he seemed angry at times. Not that he shouldn’t be – he’s talking about serious subjects, but when competing with a finesse candidate and ignorant masses – sometimes you get more bees with honey. I think that’s part of the reason behind Obama’s success.

    I do think that in the past few weeks, McCain has lightened up some and even seems relaxed; maybe being the underdog has it’s advantages?

    And while I don’t think a Presidential election should be a personality or finesse — this particular election unfortunately holds a lot of weight with middle America in that area.

  13. syphax permalink
    November 3, 2008 7:51 pm

    Three things:

    One, I found an excellent executive summary for this piece elsewhere on the web:

    Dear Sir:
    You suck. How do you suck? Let me count the ways…
    Now I’m going to tell everyone you suck.
    Sincerely,
    Nobody Special

    Two, here’s some more fact-checking, re: the July 14 section. I presume this refers to Obama’s July 14th editorial in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/14/opinion/14obama.html). In which Obama said, variously:

    “But the same factors that led me to oppose the surge still hold true.”
    “Iraq’s leaders … have not reached the political accommodation that was the stated purpose of the surge.”

    And that’s it.

    Google also tells me that the Obama campaign updated the part of his website that addressed the surge on July 14th, removing something about “the surge is not working.” But the replacement text did NOT read anything like, “I knew the surge would work!”

    So the premise of the statement “On July 14, 2008, you said that you always knew that the surge would work” is clearly and demonstrably false.

    As is pretty much this whole post.

    Curt, people who write stuff like this attempt to sound authoritative and give lots of concrete examples, hoping to hell that the reader doesn’t bother to check the facts (why would they? The author supposedly “did his homework”). In the age of Google, there is no excuse to be fooled by this tripe.

    Third, as this piece mentions Teddy Roosevelt, McCain’s hero, let me quote the Bull Moose himself (this is verifiable; use the google!):

    “We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community. … The really big fortune, the swollen fortune, by the mere fact of its size, acquires qualities which differentiate it in kind as well as in degree from what is possessed by men of relatively small means. Therefore, I believe in a graduated income tax on big fortunes, and … a graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, properly safeguarded against evasion, and increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate.”

  14. grecoroman permalink
    November 3, 2008 8:34 pm

    Curt:

    It’s almost over kid. Soon the American People will show you how they view the above author’s credibility as well as your own, in resounding fashion.

    The reason you post and absorb such an article of hollow reaches after 8 years remaining silent in probably the most corrupt Presidency of our History will be the same reason you and your candidate and Party will find out in no uncertain terms tomorrow evening, how some of the American People may get fooled some of time, (last 2 elections), but tomorrow they will prove all won’t get fooled all the time. Again, proving Winston Churchill right when he said America after failing miserably with all potenail options will in the end, get it right!!!

    A new day, a new dawn, a new era, where America once more will find its way through the dark, billowing clouds and sit rewarded aglow in the piercing, golden sunlight beaming down on Her, for all the world to bask in the warmth of all the potential, splendor and best of the human spirit, emodied in and through Her, once again. And what a day that will be.

    Get ready to take you blinders off Curt and replace them with shades!

  15. mikel123 permalink
    November 3, 2008 8:38 pm

    If we’re talking credibility, here’s a tip. Any time you read something that mentions Obama’s middle name, you know right away that the writer is childish and quite possibly xenophobic and/or racist.

    Why is it that I have absolutely no clue what McCain’s middle name is? Because it’s 100% irrelevant.

    But when you (the guy who wrote that) start off your argument by childishly trying to paint Obama in the same bucket as a dead Iraqi dictator, you’re insulting the intelligence of your readers and the American people as a whole.

    But the problem with people that do that is they, like many in the mainstream media, speak as if they need to ‘talk down’ to us. I almost chuckle at the thought of people feeling like they are sneaking ‘one in’ by using Senator Obama’s middle name.

  16. alansky permalink
    November 3, 2008 8:51 pm

    Curt,

    I think the world of you as a pitcher and all that you did for the Sox. I just have one question. I know you were a big Bush supporter in 2004. Are you still a fan of Mr. Bush? You might be in the lower third of the country. You can’t tell me that your tastes did not change.

    I can’t think of anything lately other than this quote…

    “Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago? ”

    –Ronald Regan

    A fan? I don’t think that’s the right way to term what I am or was. Who isn’t disappointed in where we are as a country right now? What’s happened the past four years ultimately falls on the top dog, another undeniable fact. That said please don’t for a second think this is the work of any one person or party. Even more important please don’t buy into the rhetoric ‘more of the same’. John McCain is not George Bush, but that’s not even on anyone’s radar as debatable because it’s the easy way out for people not wanting to dig deeper into who these men truly are.

  17. jonnyjbones permalink
    November 3, 2008 9:59 pm

    Thanks for deleting the email. I really don’t know what it said but I could guess. You have several things incorrect in your ealier post about why you are voting for McCain. I won’t name them because it doesn’t really matter anymore. Anybody who votes tomorrow based on your opinion is lost anyway.

    Good luck with your rehab and your video games. I truly appreciate all your contributions to the Red Sox and I don’t believe for a second you didn’t try your best to rehab this year. You may not have much political acumen but you are an honest person and you were one hell of pitcher.

  18. hawg73 permalink
    November 3, 2008 10:04 pm

    Dear Lord Curt,
    Stick to baseball. You make yourself sound foolish. Nobody cares who you support or why. And if they do then I question their judgement. Go vote, support your candidate. That’s great…all the best. Save the rhetoric for Meet the Press.

    Thanks for the World Series victories.

  19. redlightgreen permalink
    November 3, 2008 10:53 pm

    “Letters like this and comments contained in it have no place in what is happening and supposed to happen tomorrow.”

    If that’s true, why did you post it in the first place?

  20. texaskid permalink
    November 4, 2008 12:06 am

    A teacher one time was teaching her class about democracy. The class nominated 2 candidates and the candidates got up to debate in front of the class. Johnny got up and had all of his materials in hand- prepared for what he would do if elected. Susie got up and had one sentence to say: “If elected- I will give everyone ice cream”. That’s all the class heard were the words – ice cream. Even though Susie couldn’t tell the class how she would provide the ice cream- who would buy it- how it would arrive at school or what day they would get it- the class elected her. Because all they registered was the promise of instant gratification even though there was no factual proof for how or when it would arrive.

    To so many American’s – Obama is the ice cream. Even though he has no facts to go with his “plan”, even though he has shown no basis in following thru with any promise he has ever made his constituents, he has made promises and told people what they want to hear. They’re not questioning the why’s and whens and hows. They don’t care. They just want the ice cream. And when it never comes or it’s melted and not ice cream at all- they’ll be the same ones complaining. Not ready to accept responsibility for the fact that they chose empty promises and lies over facts and responsibility and preparedness.

    The ones hating on you are the ones that haven’t done their homework or their research and have no valid arguments to back up their opinion so they just throw insults at you.

  21. syphax permalink
    November 4, 2008 12:06 am

    “The context of this letter was nothing more or less than has been spewed by media on both sides for much of this campaign, but this letter is a Birthday card compared to what the media has done, and said, about Governor Palin since she was nominated for the position of Vice President.”

    Cut your losses, Curt. You made a mistake, as you implicitly admit by removing the bogus letter. Arguing that the little screed you posted is on the same level as (the admittedly vapid) mainstream media coverage isn’t helping your case.

    Learn from your mistake. Use Google the next time you receive an interesting screed. Too busy? Forward to me and I’ll do the vetting for free.

    Here’s your current process:

    1. Mr. Shilling receives an email with a premise that is consistent with his beliefs.
    2. Mr. Shilling reads it and likes it.
    3. Mr. Shilling posts it to his blog.
    4. Mr. Shilling removes or edits the post after the email is shown to be factually incorrect.

    I’d like to suggest step 2a:

    2a. Mr. Shilling selects one specific item from the email and uses Google to quickly assesses its accuracy. Try Snopes first, too.

    -or-

    2b. Mr. Shilling forwards the email to syphax, who returns a “go/no go” reply. (Syphax does not agree with Mr. Shilling on many political matters, but syphax loves the truth more than any ideology)

    Adding either of these would eliminate step 4!

    As for Sarah Palin: She came out dishing it at the RNC convention. What’d she expect to happen after that? It’s amazing to me how some Republicans, who are so quick to criticize liberals for claiming to be victims of this or that, are so quick to cry victim themselves.

  22. phantom17 permalink
    November 4, 2008 2:51 am

    In a few hours, most Americans (and thanks to ACORN some illegal aliens, dead people, prison inmates, and others that don’t even exist) will cast their votes for who they think should be the next president of the US.

    Unfortunately, if you are to believe the polls, most of those votes will be cast in favor of a man about whom we know almost nothing. A man who’s been so careful not to let us into his past; not to allow us to know what forces have shaped his thinking. A man who seems to want to hide that past from us for fear of what we might find.

    Later today, The US will have a new president. And, there’s a strong chance this new president will have been elected purely based on emotion. Almost the same way a little kid choses what gift to pick out from under the Christmass tree. He picks the one in the biggest box, with the prettiest wrapping, or the nicest bow. Never mind that the box may be empty, or worse yet, contain a bottle of poison.

    But, there’s still hope. The only real poll that matters is you casting your vote. Don’t let ACORN, Hollywood, and the mainstream media dictate to us who the next president should be. Don’t be discouraged by the fact that enough money has been spent to buy this election, and enough fraud has been committed to steal it. Go out there and fight for your country. Don’t give up. America is worth fighting for.

    The time is short, and the odds are long. But, hope is the last thing to die. God bless us all.

  23. empirelady permalink
    November 4, 2008 5:42 am

    Curt-
    I think that you missed the point,and please remember as you read this that I am on your side. I do agree with you,by the way,that the most important thing is the election and that everyone should get out and vote. Whether I agree with you politically or not(I agree with you on everything else you have voiced an opinion on except politics,as I am a Democrat) I still respect your
    opinion,I respect your right to say how you feel,and I welcome any and all comments that you make,regardless of whether they differ from mine or not. I always like,want
    to hear your points of view,and that will never change.
    I have friends who are Republicans and have had many conversations with a close cousin of mine who is so conservative, he does not like Bush because he is not conservative enough. I found it very interesting to hear what you had to say regarding the election and McCain,and I was very glad that you did the first post that you did. However,you have to understand that I,like many others who read your posting,your blog,do so because we
    want to read what you have to say,your comments,your thoughts,your feelings. We respect and value your opinion,which I think is always written brilliantly,and whether we agree with your opinion or not,we want to read your ideas about the election. I respect the right of everyone to have their own opinion,I welcome the thoughts of others,even if they differ from my own,and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts that you had posted. The point that is being made,however,and I am not sure if I agree with it or not,is that this was not your point of view but just something that you had come across,so you threw it at us. This was something that was not your own view,which we always like to read but rather the opinion of someone who we never heard of(neither have you) and more to the point,you posted it just to stir up a bit of trouble or controversy. I totally agree that people over reacted to the posting-while I did not like it,I was not as upset as some people were-and I do not think that you had to remove the letter,but you have to understand why people reacted the way that they did. There was no reason for you to have put the letter on the blog,as this was not someone that you knew and you had already stated how you feel,which we greatly appreciated,
    so the only reason for you to have put the letter was to
    stir up the pot? What was your reason exactly? If it was to stir up the pot a bit,it worked. I agree that they should not have been quite as harsh with you as they were,but as I said,we want to know your thoughts and feelings,not someone else’s that you do not even know. At least if you had said a friend of mine wrote this piece but to put something from someone that you just came across in an email may not have been the best thing to do. I totally understand why you did it and as I said I did not object to it that much but you also have to understand where the people who read it are coming from as well. I know that you became very defensive about it but at the same time,please be a bit more tolerant of our feelings as well. As I said,I love reading everything that you write,I respect and value your opinions always,and I look forward to many more postings from you regarding a wide variety of topics,baseball and others as well. I am sorry that there was this “conflict” between the readers and yourself,as I know you meant well and I know where you were coming from. I will continue to read your blog,always,as I enjoy it very much,not to mention that I think that it is great that you have formed a bond with your supporters(that includes me)and I hope that the people who reacted the way that they did can get past this,move on to continue with the support of you and this blog. I also hope that you can get past this and will continue to post your thoughts and feelings as you have done so eloquently in the past. Do not stop! As for the election,as a Democrat,I obviously cannot say that I want McCain to win but I do look forward to the election process,hearing the results come in,and I do hope that it is a close race. I wish you the best,always,and what do you mean in your posting that you will probably retire? Don’t do that! Even a half a season one more time would be great,regardless of what team. There are plenty of teams and supporters who want you back out there,including me. Go for it!
    Donna Blanc, New York City,empirelady87@hotmail.com

  24. dottiep permalink
    November 4, 2008 6:47 am

    Curt… you really need to take a course in Writing. It takes an extraordinary endeavor to plow through your obscurity in a quest to find your point….

  25. November 4, 2008 7:22 am

    Curt

    While I have tremendous respect for you as an athlete and businessman, I hope one day you realize that politics is not a team sport and you don’t do everything in your power to defeat the opponent of “your guy.” This election has been about 10% policy and 90% character assassination. I wish you would rise above it instead of sinking to that level.

  26. November 4, 2008 9:25 am

    I got to this after the letter had been deleted, but was curious as to the comments. First off – Curt, you keep doing what you’re doing… if people don’t like what he has to say don’t read it. Don’t flame him for having an opinion on something beyond baseball, he’s human and an American and it’s HIS blog. If he wants to offer up parenting advice then take it or leave it, same with politics, food preferences or boxers vs. briefs. We are all entitled to our own opinions about everything and the beauty of America is that we are able to share our opinions about various things. So, if you don’t like what he has to say then don’t continue to read it.
    Second – I am honoring Sen. McCain’s service to our country today by voting for him. I believe that he has dedicated his life to the service of our country and we have the ability to walk freely and vote because of his willingness to be a patriot and fight for those rights. Obama has been the center of much controversy over his acquaintances and while Sen. McCain has had more than his fair share of media dealings, they haven’t had to do with racism, terrorist, extremists and questionable judgment. I am confident that the next 4 years of my family’s life will be better off with Sen. McCain at the helm.

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Curt Schilling's Official Blog

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