Saturday, November 18, 2017

Calling Out Corruption

Another updated reminder for those who think what's happening is nothing more than a "left-wing media meltdown":

Trump is trying to shut down his highly questionable "charitable" organization. Trump Foundation officials in 2016 admitted in court documents that they were guilty of "self-dealing", or funneling foundation funds into their own pockets for personal use (including Trump). The problem, besides the scandals, is that the New York State Attorney General is not finished investigating, and they are legally barred from dissolving until Eric Schneiderman's office has completed their work.

Another Trump appointee has resigned. Department of Homeland Security official Jamie Johnson quit his position after a CNN story revealed that Johnson made anti-African American and anti-Muslim remarks on a radio show before his nomination to the DHS post.

Speculation runs high that Jared Kushner is destroying evidence in the Russia probe. He and his lawyers claim he has turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, everything he has. The Committee disagrees, indicating they think key documents and e-mails are missing. Considering the backpedaling and tap dancing around the truth by his brother-in-law, Donny, Jr. concerning his recently revealed contacts with Wikileaks and Putin banker Alexander Torshin, it is quite likely that Kushner has many things to hide.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Playing Chess With A Pigeon

Most of us have had the experience of arguing with someone who thinks it's his or her job to 'fix' everyone. That's the person who seems to believe that it's their responsibility to tell everyone else what's wrong with them, their way of thinking, and their opinions. Talking to people like that is like playing chess with a pigeon: no matter what you say, the pigeon will just shit on the board and strut around like he won anyway.

Monday, October 16, 2017

He Didn't Stop!

Baseball fans know that everything ramps up in playoff season. Exciting, dramatic plays take on an extra dimension in the post-season, when the season is on the line, and it is do or die, lose and go home. Saturday's ALCS game between the Astros and Yankees was one such game. The final, spectacular play of that game left many of us stunned and questioning what our eyes saw.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Baseball Is Not A Winter Sport

The Major League Baseball season is too long. The regular season begins in early April and extends, if your team is good enough, into late October, and possibly November. What ends up happening is that the most important games of the season – the playoffs and the World Series – are often played in some of the foulest weather we've seen all year.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Which Team Is the Best?

Which team is baseball's best in 2017? We're getting ready to find out with the playoffs and World Series coming up… or are we? The best team wins the World Series, right? Not necessarily. The 'cream rises to the top,' doesn't it? Maybe in milk, but not always in baseball.

What are you talking about? The best teams make the playoffs and then slug it out for the title, don't they? Not always. Just ask the 2001 Seattle Mariners, the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals, 2014 L.A. Angels, 2011 Phillies, or any other team that had baseball's best record in any year, yet did not win the World Series.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Good Guys With Guns

"When I go to a restaurant, I want to be sitting with friends who have guns on them," said Sammy.

"Why?"

"Because when the bad guys start shooting, I want to be near people who will defend me."

"Defend you by shooting the bad guys?" said Ellen.

"Yes."

"So," said Ellen, "when the shooting starts, your friends will jump up and start firing away?"

"That's the idea."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Columbus Day Lie

Many Americans learned in school that October 12 is 'Columbus Day.' That day has long been celebrated as the day Christopher Columbus discovered America, when in reality, he did no such thing. October 12 is more accurately known as the day Columbus and his men landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea, mistakenly believing he was in the East Indies, and Asia.