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    New York Mets for some of the worst events of the last 50 years.  Consider that SCOTUS's landmark ruling on school prayer happened in 1962, the same year the Mets started playing in the National League.  Then, consider:

     - 1962: the Mets begin play in the NL, the same year as the Cuban Missile Crisis, then in 1963, the JFK assassination;

     - 1969: the Mets win the World Series (the same year as the Manson murders), then in 1970, the deeping quagmire of Vietnam and the Kent State massacre;

     - 1973: the Mets win the National League pennant.  This year and the next, the headlines are dominated by Watergate and Nixon's eventual resignation.

     - 1986: the Mets beat my beloved Red Sox in the World Series.  1987: the Iran-Contra scandal and a stock market crash.

     - 2000: the Mets win the NL pennant.  The 2000 presidential election is a fiasco (Dubya steals it in Florida), and the next year the 9/11 attacks happen.

    I would submit that Fischer would do better to start blaming the Mets instead of the removal of school prayer.  Then again, he'd be even better served by learning five Latin words used to describe a logical fallacy he's engaging in: "post hoc ergo propter hoc"

    {No offense to Mets fans intended.  :-)}

    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

    by Theodoric of York Medieval Liberal on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:03:32 PM PST

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