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A lie or ignorance?

January 14, 2010

Which one is it?

Because it is one or the other, no way around that. If it’s a lie, then I’m ok with that, business as usual right? If it’s ignorance, isn’t that far more dangerous?

Especially when you read this, published today….

Turn the page, change the game, go out and vote on the 19th for the RIGHT PERSON.

Oh and one more thing, the lambasting and BS the Coakley hacks are engaging in is absolutely, unequivocally “politics as usual” starting with this gem right here….

If we elect Coakley, or if enough people vote to get her into office, we’re going to get exactly what we deserve as a nation. A bankrupt country footing the bill for a health care plan so full of pork it oinks, that we can’t afford by the way, and MASSIVE cuts to medicare and medicaid that will seriously impede medical services for senior citizens.

Massachusetts can change it all in 5 days.

40 Comments leave one →
  1. Weirded Out permalink
    January 14, 2010 1:52 pm

    Curt,

    Please write less. Not more.

    Thanks.

  2. Kevin permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:03 pm

    To Weirded Out, maybe you should write less since you are not giving us any information. I know who you are going to vote for, the snake that is Coakley. I have heard a lot of blah, blah, blah from her and it makes me sick to think that all she wants to do is have a cushy job for 30 years. It is time for some REAL change.

  3. Rhayader permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:07 pm

    Great to see you’re obsessing over stupid political horse races instead of, I dunno, the countless thousands who were killed in Haiti this week. This election is nothing but a choice between different piles of the same crap. Trivial at best.

  4. Ron permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:09 pm

    Agree completely! She’s a hack with with no foreign policy experience.
    She believes the Taliban are no longer in Afghanistan. Ummm..why did Barack Obama send more troops to afghanistan?

  5. downpuppy permalink
    January 14, 2010 2:27 pm

    Al Qaeda is not the Taliban.

    Lying or ignorant, Curt?

  6. January 14, 2010 2:55 pm

    Regardless of the fact that polling data is trending toward Brown, I’m afraid the seat will go to Ms. Coakley.

    The fix, I’m afraid, is in.
    Even if Brown should pull off the unlikely upset, his seating in the Senate will be purposefully delayed by the vindictive and motivated Democrats of Massachusetts.

    There is no way that the same corrupted Democrat-run system that has played politics with elections in the past would permit Brown’s impact on the reckless “reform” currently being put forward by congress and the current administration.

  7. BackBaySoxFan permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:02 pm

    Coakley’s ads are shameful. I think they may lead many democrats to vote for Brown in disgust.

  8. Lincolntf permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:51 pm

    Keep up the great work, Curt. This is a huge and unexpected opportunity for MA, and it’s heartening to see so many people enthused.
    Go Scott Go!

  9. dovjm permalink
    January 14, 2010 3:52 pm

    I second that previous post…. It is very telling that you are posting about this worthless race between two bad choices, but not even post about the horrific event in Haiti???

  10. blue dog permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:31 pm

    Yes Curt, ignorance is far more dangerous. You be careful out there…

  11. Denise permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:52 pm

    Curt. You endorsed the McCain/Palin ticket. You, in all your wisdom, thought is was wise to put her a heartbeat away from the Presidency. You endorsed the Bush/Cheney ticket. Nice going – the worst president in history. It’s obvious your political radar is “offbase”, basically worthless. Your judgement is whacked to the point of being reckless. I will always love you for what you did for the Sox – you’re better served by staying out of politics.

    You may think he was the worst, which he wasn’t, but even if you did that’s flawed thinking imo. Carter gets the runaway #1 slot and the gentleman in the house now is going to give him a run for the money to be sure. Oh and Palin? Ya that’s pretty close to true, because having Pelosi one more step removed is so much wiser of a choice. Palin got crushed by the Democratic press plain and simple (which is every outlet but FOX I think? As far as ‘staying out of politics’, save it, go away if you don’t like the read here, please.

  12. Ben Atkinson permalink
    January 14, 2010 5:55 pm

    Keep it running. It is a long shot, but may save our country.

  13. seedtick permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:11 pm

    There is no doubt you are passionate on this issue. Regardless of whether some may disagree with your points, you have a right to make your points known. Unlike most blogs, when I read yours it is like I am speaking with someone. This is more of a comment on the writing than the content of the post. Keep it up.

  14. I agree with this guy ... permalink
    January 14, 2010 7:44 pm

    Charlie Pierce’s Blog on BOSTON.com

    You know what’s funnier than millionnaire ex-athletes playing Man Of The People and tossing around words like “elitist”? OK, not much. But being given What It Means To Be From Massachusetts lectures from the same blow-in blowhard comes very, very close. Not that he would know, but most sports fans have no use for politicians at the ballpark ever, for any reason at all. If I never saw another politician using a game for a photo op, it would be too soon. And if I never heard another ballpark described as “damn near sacred,” that also would be too soon. As ol’ 38 goes a’huffin’ ’round the bend again, it would be helpful if someone would point out to him that Boston sports fans are not the bunch of knee-jerk, starry-eyed, wet-lipped four-year olds he apparently imagines them to be. Note To Curt — she didn’t insult the ballpark, or the Red Sox, or you. She insulted the pipsqueak for whom you’re out there shilling because he was burnishing his own phony regular-guy appeal by using people who’d already paid an exorbitant amount to attend a baseball game. Reading truly is fundamental.

  15. Bob Rishar permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:13 pm

    Now that Mark Mcwire “confessed” when will Curt tell us all he knows about the steroid era he pitched in and reconcile all the contradicting statements he has made about steroids over the years-check the record!

    Yeh stick to politics Curt with the rest of the two-faced liars-try not to forget your story of the day-if you tell the truth you will never have to keep your stories straight.

    And again Curt I must ask you “when will you apologize for calling Jose Canseco a liar?” Or are you choosing to be tongue-tied like you were when you “testified” before congress?

    Come clean Curt-follow those pricinples that you claim you have.

  16. Bob Rishar permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:16 pm

    Yeh great Title especially when it relates to your record on steroids-

    A lie or Ignorance?

    Which is it Curt?

  17. alan brewer permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:18 pm

    Curt, to be honest, i never liked you as a red sox player…secondly i dont think you will ever be able to speak for the people of boston, especially massachusetts because you havent lived her from busing to todays corrupted political arena..and third, both brown and coakley are horrible candidates for the senate so lets flip a coin. either way it goes its a lose lose situation, so curt, please stop speaking for boston or massachusetts, you will never ever be one of us….

  18. Andy permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:38 pm

    Curt,
    I’ve been a fan since you were a Rochester Red Wing. Keep up the great work! It’s sorely needed in that part of the country. I hope the people of Massachusetts come to their senses and realize that the Democratic party they used to know is something entirely different now. I agree with your assessment of Carter also!

  19. Bobby bosox permalink
    January 14, 2010 8:54 pm

    you are a buffoon! you write like a third grader and have the intellect of a toddler. do everyone a favor and go back to baseball..in japan

  20. Kirk permalink
    January 14, 2010 9:15 pm

    Curt – I’m writing you from the great state of Virginia where we are watching your election next Tuesday with great interest. The election of our new Govenor, Bob McDonnell, has instilled a spirit of true hope as we have elected a candidate who has a record of delivering on his promises.
    From all accounts I have read, Scott Brown seems to be from the same mold.

    Don’t let the citizens of the great State of Massachusetts be lead down the same dark road of broken promises and self-dealing interest. Vote outside the box – they’ll be surprise how good it can be!! Good luck and keep up your good work – America along with Massachusetts needs more Curt Schillings..P.S. – I do have family living in Mass., and they are really ready for constuctive change.

  21. DaveInNH permalink
    January 14, 2010 9:25 pm

    Curt, you know you’re barking up the right tree when the left-wing hate machine frequents your blog and leaves behind their vitriolic nonsense like so much raw sewage. Keep up the fire!

    The fact is, concerned citizens all over the country are watching this election and praying that the electorate sends the right person – Scott Brown – to Washington. A ‘Butch’ Coakley win will send the message to the ‘non-existent’ terrorists in Afghanistan that our country lacks the resolve to act in our own best interests. The same message will be heard by Congress and the country’s march toward financial ruin will continue, unabated.

  22. Marcus permalink
    January 14, 2010 10:22 pm

    Curt, re: the post above where you responded, I think the words you were looking for were “I know you are but what am I?”

    Curt Schilling: proving that it’s not just liberal celebrities who make fools of themselves when getting engaged in politics!

  23. sdl1 permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:03 pm

    Curt…

    Denise is right. Bush (and his boss Cheney)was the worst President we’ve had. Clinton (who I disgreed with on many issues) left a SURPLUS which Bush reversed into the biggest deficit in history. Let’s not forget some of his sayings BEFORE being sworn in:

    ”There ought to be limits to freedom.” –5/21/99 (His reaction to a website that talked about his drug use)

    “If this (the USA) were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”–12/18-00 (Well, he esentially became one)

    And five months after 9/11? “I don’t know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don’t care. It’s not that important. It’s not our priority I — I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.”—3/13/02

    This nice little parting shot? “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.” –in parting words to world leaders at his final G-8 Summit, punching the air and grinning widely as those present looked on in shock, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10, 2008

    Let’s not forget illegal wiretapping, waterboarding and signing statements which said that he may sign a bill into law but he will ignore the law. His rewarding of companiesn that outsource?

    Sorry..the image of him sitting on his ass and looking like a idiot on 9/11…Bush’s boss Mr. Cheney wasn’t there to tell him what to do.

    Obama isn’t perfect..I didn’t vote for him, but when you have people like that wacko preacher in Arizona calling for his death…that is scary.

  24. January 15, 2010 12:45 am

    Curt, Your comments are exactly right! This woman consistantly shows her elitist attitude, which is prevalent in our current government. Special status for any one who agrees with the current administration and name calling for those who don’t agree with outrageous spending, bailouts, forced healthscare, Purchased with tax dollars to buy the votes for passage in backrooms, while Americans are left out of the process and their voices heard, but ignored.

  25. PhilM permalink
    January 15, 2010 8:58 am

    From the 1/15 Wall Street Journal: let’s not forget the Amiraults. . . .

    “If the current attorney general of Massachusetts actually believes, as no serious citizen does, the preposterous charges that caused the Amiraults to be thrown into prison . . . that is powerful testimony to the mind and capacities of this aspirant to a Senate seat.” – Dorothy Rabinowitz

    I mean, she’s not John Edwards channeling aborted infants, but you have to wonder.

  26. Shaughnessy and Pierce are right about you. permalink
    January 15, 2010 9:49 am

    As far as ’staying out of politics’, save it, go away if you don’t like the read here, please

    Great idea.

    I’m out.

  27. January 15, 2010 10:08 am

    Curt – thanks, and keep bringing the heat. It is hilarious to read the little crybabies on here. Some are probably still bitter from being cut from their little league team, and they feel compelled to spew at you out of their jealousy more than anything else. Makes them feel good, I suppose.

    Gee, you are a star athlete who happens to support conservative viewpoints. You are more than any of these weak kneed libs can handle. Once Mass elects Sen. Brown on Tuesday, then most can probably return to their basements, pop on their well worn tinfoil hats, and once again become brave message board warriors on HuffPo.

    Some of us who are able to actually think for ourselves appreciate your views. We are not all left leaning spoon fed idealogues.

    Keep it up, Curt. Thank you!

  28. January 15, 2010 4:43 pm

    Curt – I read a few responses and clearly some people don’t understand you. I say this weekend is a real time in history for Massachusetts. Seing that numbskull (name forgotten) who moderated the debate refer to the seat as Teddy Kennedy’s seat and watching Brown shoot him down was perfect. It can be done. Think positive. Coakley took this all to lightly and now is in panic and survival mode having her Blue Line body guard check that reporter into the fence (but she didn’t see it – ya, right!). Oh, I can’t wait for Tuesday. It could heal my brain for a while and reduce my blood pressure.
    Keep up the spirited work on all fronts!

  29. franklloyd permalink
    January 15, 2010 10:56 pm

    HI Curt,

    I link to 38pitches.com off BostonDirtDogs.com. I became a huge Red Sox fan during my 4 years at MIT, class of ’79. Seattle got the Mariners while I was in Boston. Ya gotta love what our new GM Jack Zduriencik (aka GM “Z”) is doing with the Mariners, Theo is on the ball with run prevention too!

    As a business owner, I agree with most of your views, I’m sure it’s as trying to be a conservative in Mass as it is here in the Socialist Women’s Republic of Washington!! I donated to Scott Brown’s campaign to help beat Coakley and build the tsunami wave that will sweep these statists out of DC!

    Franklloyd

  30. Paddy permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:21 am

    Coakley calls out Fenway Fans, Bruins & Red Sox fans and you so-called sports fans wonder why Curt is saying something??

    Free speech be damned? Unless you are liberal, right?

    Coakley recently called Mr Red SOCK a Yankees Fan and then went onto say how her favorite Red Sox player was BABE RUTH.

    So unless you are totally ignorant as to why this would upset a REAL Sox fan, then CURT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO GO ON WITH HIS POINT against bite-a-Coakley!

    Calling Fenway Fans irrelevant during the Winter Classic & then saying our WSC pitcher is a Yankee shows nothing more than DISDAIN for REAL people.

    Most of you are liberal basement bloggers and paid SEIU Hacks anyhow! GO AWAY, or stay and get owned (like your party used to OWN others before abe lincoln kicked your arses)

    Curt, she called you a YANKEE.
    I am waiting for your next article…
    Paddy

  31. Paddy permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:46 am

    The Republican Congress (who holds the purse strings) left a surplus for Bush–not Clinton–who never got his budget by Newt Gingrich, lest we’d already have Hillary Care. DUH.

    Fact: The left would rather attack President Bush than they would Al Qaeda–the reason so much money was spent!

    Bush cut taxes, WON IRAQ and put a dictator–found guilty of genocide–down for good, yet you MSNBC sheep still cant give it up for the man.

    He left a 400B debt, which equals what he spent on TARP. Now Obama’s economist are trying to take credit while saying TARP worked, because it paid back! Afterwards,they spent it! It was lawfully passed with returns to go to the debt. Typical…

    After 8 years, Bush left 400B andd now Obama has quadrupled it! He didnt end so-called failed policies of Bush. He not only continued them–he escalated them!

    Hows the economy now? And the war? Obama has proven himself far worse than anything Bush did as President. No matter how well spoken he is…

    The people were overwhelmingly against Stimulus and Omnibus–what did Obama do? He passed them.

    Now the people are against Health Care Reform. What is he doing? Making back room deals to ensure it happen! If yyou work for a union, dont worry,you wont have to pay a tax. But if you are in the majority and work for a non-unioncompany, your screwed.

    …Divided we fall! (JFK) What group of people are Obama’s next target? Catholics????

    Its not about offering care to the uninsured–that is what Medicaid is for. Its about taking over the insurance industry–just one more to add to his list.

    And if you dont believe it, you are in serious denial. Just see congress woman Maxine Waters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3EgYUBfxD8

    Keep on Curt. Do your thing for Boston and its fans.
    Paddy

  32. Bill permalink
    January 16, 2010 7:10 pm

    Can’t we leave the blind devotion to our sports teams? Idolizing one political party and demonizing the other is quite pathetic.

  33. Jim Eckman permalink
    January 16, 2010 9:45 pm

    “Massachusetts can change it all in 5 days.”

    Thank you Mr Schilling…for supporting a game-changer!

    I live in Nevada and am giving my support to your chosen candidate!

    Lets go Red Sox!

  34. Bob Rishar permalink
    January 16, 2010 10:06 pm

    Great adjective for Curt-pathetic-he can only see the shortcomings of one political party while denying any shortcomings of the other. If only it were that simple-one side is 100% wrong while the other is 100% right. Yes Curt to believe that is truly pathetic.

  35. Bill permalink
    January 18, 2010 1:05 am

    If I made the money that Curt Schilling makes I would be a Republican too.
    It would make sense, republicans have always favored the well to do.
    However being a working man who sometimes struggles to make ends meet and usually make less than $150k/year it makes no sense at all.

    I have little desire to elect someone who favors backing Wall Street bankers or protecting corporate interests instead of promoting policies that help the working class.

    Not many of us are blessed with Curt’s ability to make 7-8 figures a year, Im not particularly a great fan of Martha Coakley but I can’t in good conscience vote for someone whose main campaign point is that he will be an obstructionist to recovery and progress

  36. January 18, 2010 1:12 am

    Hey bob rishar – first you’re on Curt for some sort of steroid confession (?), so you tell him to stick to politics, now you can’t stand his personal views…. what did Curt do, pee in your corn flakes or something? Get a grip man.

    Maybe you should go back to blogging on HuffPo with your other small minded ‘tolerant’ lib friends, eh?

  37. January 18, 2010 1:18 am

    ‘Pierce and Shaughnessy’? – good riddance. Take your other screen names with you as well. And please – don’t let the door hit your backside on the way out

    I never did care much for the hack “CHB” to begin with….

  38. January 18, 2010 7:20 pm

    Curt, long time fan, I know you’ve heard it all, but my 87 year old dad, a WWII veteran and one of the few men that carries a patriotic pledge in his heart until the day he dies.
    That pledge is he we fight when called to DUTY for the love of his country, and the respect of the brothers he left behind in the war.
    To see a comrade bleed his last drop of blood on the field, fighting for our freedoms, leads a man to forever fight fiercely for this nation, for a part of him is buried with his fallen brothers, and with that is comes an unspoken oath to never surrender, even when the war is over, but the war to keep us free lives on everyday.

    Our battlefield is now at the election booth. And if we want to honor country, our freedoms, our rights, and the respect of those who died for us, we will fight with our votes, for this is the new war…The war within America!

    So I say to you all going out to vote for Scott Brown tomorrow, Tell the crowd after you cast your vote that you joined “THE WAR ON FREEDOM”….

    EVERY VOTE FOR SCOTT BROWN IS A BULLET IN THE HEART OF THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM!!!!

    JOIN AMERICA IN OUR WAR, THE WAR OF FREEDOM, BEING FOUGHT AT HOME, AND WITH OUR VOTES!!

    NOW OUR VOTES ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OUR MILITARY IS. OUR VOTES WILL PROTECT US…OUR VOTES WILL BRING US BACK TO THE FREE NATION OUR FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED.

    YOUR VOTE IS THAT IMPORTANT, SO PLEASE MAKE IT YOUR PRIORITY. ONLY WE, AS VOTERS CAN TAKE OUR NATION BACK.

    IT IS OUR DUTY TO VOTE, AS IT WAS MY DADS DUTY TO FIGHT…VOTE WITH HONOR, AND VOTE SCOTT BROWN.

  39. joe permalink
    January 18, 2010 10:00 pm

    HOW CAN YOU TRUST A HEALTHCARE BILL THAT SHAMELESSLY IGNORES ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM!!!!

    PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE!!!

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-health-malpractice19-2010jan19,0,924448.story

  40. January 18, 2010 10:14 pm

    Response to Bill – you said “I can’t in good conscience vote for someone whose main campaign point is that he will be an obstructionist to recovery and progress.”

    If this is TRULY how you feel now – did you feel that way a year ago when you voted for Obama?

    When unemployment was lower? Before billions of taxpayer dollars were wasted, putting our children and grandchildren under more debt than they can ever hope to repay??

    If that kind of ‘change’ is what a liberal might call progress, then perhaps a basic economics refresher might be in order for those prone to that warped line of thinking….

    This garbage bill has NOTHING to do with health care reform. Too bad it doesn’t.

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