Robotic Orders From Above?

7 07 2009

Rush Limbaugh’s substitute this afternoon said something strange in my minivan today on our way to Shakespeare Summer Camp. He was railing (as usual) about liberals who are ruining the country and then he called them those people “following robotic orders from above” —

Wait, what? Isn’t that the OTHER guys??

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7 07 2009
COD

I, for one, will welcome our ceiling cat overlords.

7 07 2009
JJ

How about the “bibul laffs” — will you welcome those too?

7 07 2009
JJ

Sitting here watching the Sox and reading the story about Pedroia’s wife going into early labor yesterday — so what happens with the All-Star game then? He wouldn’t just go to KC and leave her in the hospital, would he, but OTOH, you can’t just Iquiterod, right?

[edit Thursday, as JJ realizes the AllStars will be in St Louis, not KC.]

8 07 2009
COD

Good question – back when the All Star game was just an exhibition (as it should be) he could skip it and nobody would really care. He can probably still do that, but since home field advantage in the World Series is riding on the game, and the Red Sox stand a good chance of being in the World Series, there is an argument that his skipping the game could be detrimental to the team if it impacts the American League’s chances of winning.

I think if there is any chance of her going into labor Francona will talk him into staying into town.

8 07 2009
JJ

If he does (and I agree Tito would do that, maybe even if it IS detrimental to the team, look at the 0-6 loss Monday night without him!) then what’s the All-Star process for replacing him?

8 07 2009
Nance Confer

Will the ceiling cats ban sports? I may have to convert! 🙂

Nance

8 07 2009
JJ

Poor Nance! Are we talking, um, “over your head”??
😉

8 07 2009
JJ

This is about parent rights! (and benevolent ceiling cat overlords)
What happens if this prospective dad’s very big sports job interferes with his personal emotional support of the wife carrying the child, as she’s confined to the hospital for six to eight weeks, trying to avoid premature birth?

The twist in Pedroia’s case is that he’s a young man, 26 I think, not a parent yet, and his boss, the team manager, is actually trying to make him stay home while the go-getter kid-dad is torn, doesn’t want to let anyone down (his home team OR his home team, if you know what I mean!) and he trusts both the doctors and his boss to know better than he does what he should do, and he’s trying so hard to do it all . . .

8 07 2009
JJ Ross

If this were the Gifts of the Magi power of story, let’s see — she’d conspire with her doctors and his team to tell him to go and then get herself transferred to a St. Louis hospital, all while he was conspiring with them to say he was going but to secretly replace him and then he’d stay (but she’d be gone!) and meanwhile it wouldn’t matter because the game would get cancelled for a tornado or something, and the Pedroia baby wherever his parents were, would wind up late rather than early, show up after Labor Day in the middle of the series at Yankee Stadium . . .

8 07 2009
Crimson Wife

It’s not that long of a flight between Boston and KC. Chances are good that a first-time mom will be in labor for many hours. Unless she happens to be near the end of her labor during the game, he should be fine jetting in right before and leaving right afterward. Definitely have the backup ready in case he can’t make it or has to leave early. But he doesn’t automatically need to miss the game.

If I were Mrs. Pedroia, I think I’d tell him to go unless I was pretty sure that he would miss the birth. No need to hang around the hospital twiddling his thumbs & waiting for something to happen that might not occur for weeks.

I had an premature labor scare at 27 weeks with my 2nd. My DH was in class at the time, so I had him paged to let him know what was going on and that he should be prepared to leave if it became necessary. But as it turned out, the shot the OB gave me to try to stop the contractions worked. So there was no need for my DH to miss class. My mom was perfectly adequate support.

8 07 2009
JJ

So keep him in the game, spoken like a true Red Sox fan! 😉

8 07 2009
COD

A true Red Sox fan is thinking if he misses the birth of his first child it could screw him up mentally and tank him for the entire 2nd half of the season. The All Star Game is not worth that risk.

Remember JJ, it’s all about RSN. Nothing else takes precedence!

8 07 2009
JJ

So noted (properly chastened!)

9 07 2009
Nance Confer

Oh, were you talking to me, JJ? When sports rears its ugly head here, as it does all too often, I can be found reading a good book somewhere out of range. Back to your program! 🙂

Nance

P.S. I am reading a semi-good book now (Dark Art, spooky psychological thriller) and the neat thing was that halfway into it I came across a passage that reminded me of the book review I’d read months ago. I had made a “boy, I should get this book” comment to myself then but forgot about it and only accidentally picked the book up at the library this past week. How nice! 🙂

12 07 2009
JJ

FYI to those who haven’t heard and do care 😉
that Pedroia will stay in Boston with his wife and be replaced in the All-Star Game by Carlos Pena.

12 07 2009
Nance Confer

And I just finished another good book. 🙂

“Beyond Suspicion” by Tanguy Viel. Get it if you like a twisting “Hitchcockian” (as described in the Foreword which I suggest you skip until afterward) tale.

Short — I read it in a day — but packed full of dark fun.

Nance

12 07 2009
JJ

Our ceiling cat overlords (well, the Obamas, close enough?) are reading “Netherland” or so its author said on NPR last week. So I was thinking it’s my duty to read that soon. Young Son and I listened to most of the interview — it’s got British/Irish elements so he was riveted — and it sounds like it might be that most elusive critter, the Great American Novel!
Have you seen it around yet, Nance?

12 07 2009
Nance Confer

No but it is now on the list.

And if I ever remember to bring the list to the library. . . 🙂

Nance

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