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Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Jeff Suppan has become the latest American sports star to enter the political arena on the right-wing of the political spectrum.
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I will cheer for Jeff Suppan and my St. Louis Cardinals tonight, and I have to take my hat off to him because he has really came through during the playoffs for the Cardinals; but other than that I am angry with him as he has become the latest American sports star to enter the political arena on the right-wing of the political spectrum. Suppan along with baseball player Mike Sweeney, and actors Patricia Heaton and Jim Caviezel will appear in a political ad during the WS game opposing stem cell research.

This is occurring after the actor Michael J. Fox appeared in an ad televised during the first game of the World Series in which he stated his support for an amendment on the ballot for Missouri voters which would legalize embryonic stem-cell research. The furthering of this kind of stem cell technology, and the support of it by State Treasurer and Democratic candidate for the US Senate Claire McCaskill has become a hot issue as her Republican opponent Sen. Jim Talent is opposed to the stem-cell research.

On this issue I am not sure where I stand, and if I were voting I would be an undecided voter at this time and I am a pro-life Democrat; but there is no way at this point in time to see anything that hurts McCaskill as anything other than supporting Talent.

Talent himself is not a bad guy, and McCaskill is far from great ; but this election is bigger than these two candidates and it is about control of the US Senate. If the Democratic Party can take control of the Senate, as flawed as they are; they can hold hearings and investigations into the various scandals and misconduct of the Bush Administration and put a stop to some of his abuses of power and that is what this election is about.

Suppan can pitch a good game tonight and then go to hell after that for all I care. Hopefully, when he pitches against the Mets next year and Carlos Delgado, someone whose politics I admire, bats against him he shoots a line-drive right into his face and sets Supp on his ass. Maybe when he is laying there that great Republican Joe Buck, who may be behind this entire charade, can cry over his buddy and get him a job at FOX while he recovers. Or maybe he can join that great phony Rush Limbaugh on one of his Viagra-filled vacations in the Dominican Republic.

One of the reasons I am not a baseball fan today like I once was, and I refuse to listen to sports talk-radio, is that it seems as if all of the announcers and commentators are right-wingers (more like dumb jocks) that constantly find ways to sneak in little political comments into their cheerleading sessions. The same goes for football and maybe this is why a lot of Americans are tuning out a lot of sports and that this World Series has got the lowest ratings ever.

America is split 50-50 politically, and some years America moves a little to the left or the right; but it seems as if the world of white athletes and white sports media it is dominated by the right-wing, can anyone name for me the vocal white athletes on the left like you have Curt Schilling and others on the right?
 
 

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Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Ah, the spectacle.
 

Re: Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

go to hell
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

This thread is ironic, considering:

www.stlimc.org/newswire/display/2374/index.php

Embryonic stem cell research is a hustle for the biotech-industrial complex
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Perfectly healthy professional athletes know nothing about debilitating illnesses. He's an embarassment…I don't care how well he pitches tonight. We need to beat these clowns.
 

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Awesome site. I just used their St. Louis page to contact Mccasskill's campaign and im gonna make calls for her tomorrow.
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

If the Democratic Party can take control of the Senate, as flawed as they are; they can hold hearings and investigations into the various scandals and misconduct of the Bush Administration and put a stop to some of his abuses of power and that is what this election is about

"scandals and misconduct"? oh, is that all it is… ;)

who here still honestly believes that the democrats would hold meaningful hearings and investigations into the actual crimes of administration? why, they'd be implicating themselves, for starters. pelosi has already made it clear in public stmts that she doesn't want to pursue anything along this line. conyers has backed off on his earlier talk of making moves toward impeaching the president after the dems take power. even if they do win a majority in the nov elections - which is doubtful, given the reality of the completely corrupt voting system this country has been sold, and the blatant, official boasting from bush & cheney of already knowing the outcome - what historical references are we drawing from that would indicate the dems have much interest in investigating and then prosecuting these criminals?
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

C'mon. You're probably a better person than that!

If you are faith based, you need to check your scripture about judging others. If you are an American, you just exercised your First Amendment right, as did Jeff.

I am not sure that I agree with Jeff's position. I am still trying to work out the issue.

Before I send some one to Hell I have to ask the question, do I have that power?

just one guy's thought.......
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Nice to see people here believe in free speach. I guess I can go to hell also.
 

I'm Jesus and I approve this ad

Jeff Suppan probably likes the attention he's been getting from non-baseball fans, which explains continued stunts like this:
Jesus T-shirt

Has Jeff always worn Jesus paraphenalia, or is that just a recent development?
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

I don't know, that Black and Green Wednesday forum told me that lefties should be hugging Suppan for his brave opposition to the biotech-military complex.
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Wow, he sure is pretty.
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Im so tired of this arrogant behavior. The man has no business talking about this
do something to get these people off tv
domorethanvote.org/
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

Steve Nash, the basketball player, is pretty left wing. The reason he's not interviewed very much on ESPN, etc., is because in an interview in 2004 when asked about his favorite books he named a biography of Che Guevara and the Communist Manifesto. We need more Steve Nash's, Carlos Delgados and Muhammad Alis out there!
 

Re: Suppan, Pitch a Good Game and Then Go to Hell

I would have thought stem cell research isn't condoned by Islam. Amendment 2 is pro-abortion and anti-life, killing complete human beings. Islam is pro-life. The neocons should quit trying to impersonate the good posters here. Bashing Suppan for being on the proper side of the amendment is something we'd expect from Mick Shaefer, not Umar. Stem cell research is favored by the phony liberals who hang out at coffeeshops with gerbils up their asses, the people Umar bashes.

The amendment steals huge amounts of money from the working poor in the form of tax dollars, given to multinational corporations. Most Republicans favor it, for example former Senator Danforth who has kickbacks with Wash U (their chancellor was Danforth's brother, and Wash U will get more $ from the research than anyone else).

Suppan did a good job, as did Kurt Warner of all people (usually Kurt is on the wrong side).

Intelligent readers know the real Umar did NOT start this thread!
 

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