Terry Kath

Chicago Style Trash Talk

Well, now that the little Le’Affaire du Patraeus thing is over (just kidding, Pete Hoekstra promises more to come!), we can now get back to the important stuff: Trash Talk. This edition is served up Chicago Style because no city has had a better week. The reelection effort for hometown guy Obama, run out of Chicago by Axelrod and Plouffe came up roses and Obama gave his acceptance speech there.

But, even bigger and badder are Da Bears. Man, they are on a roll that is not getting enough attention in the football universe. The Bears are 7-1 on the year and just demolished the Titans last week. Urlacher is solid as usual and Charles Tillman is the second coming of Revis Island in their D-backfield. Who knows, he may schiz out at any time, but Jay Cutler and the offense are really clicking. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are a big part of that. Together, it is a team that is just flat out scary right now.

Which is a good thing, because the other current league powerhouse, the Houston Texans are coming for a Sunday Night throwdown. This is far and away the game of the week, and it will tell us a lot about both teams as they start the second half of the regular schedule.

Some other random thoughts: Don’t look now, but with Thursday’s win over the hapless Jags, the Colts and Andrew Luck are 6-3. The Vikes and Kittehs game should be interesting; similar records, but moving in opposite directions as teams. The Lions are starting to settle in and the Vikes are unraveling slightly as of late after a surprising start. Cowboys at Iggles is another interesting game between two desperate teams, both of which Continue reading

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JimWhiteGNV Bottom line: this version of the Ebola virus arose normally and is spreading normally.
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JimWhiteGNV Or if you want to read the original technical report on sequence analysis of isolates from Ebola outbreak: http://t.co/oM8a9VcZws
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JimWhiteGNV For tinfoil folks who say outbreak Ebola virus is escaped from germ warfare lab, here is proof it's from wild: http://t.co/KC4irAuneD
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bmaz @AllThingsHLS @AdamSerwer @attackerman ...expansion for Article III court jurisdiction is rather stunning and troubling.
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bmaz @AllThingsHLS @AdamSerwer @attackerman Maybe. But for battlefield acts committed completely outside of US territory, the jurisdiction...
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bmaz @JamesFallows One thought....is there anyway a parachute could effectively work with a helicopter? With designed auto rotate etc, seems hard
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bmaz @JamesFallows Superb analysis. And agree about foresight of Cirrus (heck I like idea back then).
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JimWhiteGNV RT @samsteinhp: Nina Pham, Dallas nurse with Ebola, is now virus free NIH says
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JimWhiteGNV Pakistan's Dawn: "Iranian border personnel fire mortar shells inside Pakistan" http://t.co/aLtp0domlr
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