Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Frustrated, stupid people

What am I missing?

Why is Jim Comey still in office at the FBI? What an idiot. Jim, you don't release that you're investigating a candidate during the race.

Your career is over.

Why are there stupid people in football?

No defense can stop an offense. No defensive backs can guard a wide receiver. One on one is considered a favorable matchup. Really?

A good athlete can't guard another good athlete? I'll tell you why - they never play the ball, just the man, and then get beat.

Defensive coaches are teaching this technique? Really.

Stupid. Just plain stupid.

Defensive coordinators are stupid. They prove it every Sunday. And Thursday and Monday for that matter.

And I like MSNBC's coverage of politics. But where's Katy Tur? She's still listed on her bio as an NBC correspondent, but she's been invisible on MSNBC lately. Is she sick? Suspended? Has she infiltrated Trump's camp undercover?

Can't wait to see the evidence in the Huma Abedin emails. Or ... not -- considering most of them are Anthony Weiner sexts. Yikes.

Trump as president is stupider than ... Richard Nixon as president.

Maybe this investigation of Huma Abedin will bring out the nasty best in Hillary. She needs it.

And defensive coaches, you're stupid.

And Bernie Sanders is right about Hillary: no one cares about her damn emails. The United States is no grave danger because of her emails. The United States is in no danger because of them period.

Shut up, Jim. Shut up, Donald. Get back to the campaign. And Comey, go home.

And defensive coaches, smarten up.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Depressing, Boring, and Electable?

It's getting depressing.

Trump lies. Fabricates. The media doesn't challenge vigorously enough. Lets him change the conversation, redirect the topic, not answer.

He'll do the same or try to during the debates. He'll grab numbers out of midair (58% unemployment among black youth - it's really 8%). He'll cheat at appearances. Told the woman who invited him to Flint that he didn't know he couldn't make a speech critical of Hillary Clinton when she embarrassed him and cut him off when he tried.

He came back later and told Fox News she was nervous, sweating, shaking, intimating what she did was a setup.

The media doesn't challenge.

Media, you are afraid of him, afraid to challenge and confront him.

Grow a pair and not only get after him but stay after him until he answers the questions to which he doesn't know the answers.

Before he becomes president. Protect us from him now. Later will be too late.

Even NBC's Katy Tur, who's tough and gritty, admitted the media can't pin him down. Well, you better start. That's your job.

Friday, September 9, 2016

I Can't Take Trump Anymore

I've listened to enough.

Mark Cuban, just this morning, said he'd take all of his assets, put them in a hedge fund and protect himself from the stock-market crash he anticipates if Donald Trump wins the election.

Cuban would do it the next day, Nov. 9, that is.

Cuban may be a lot of things that a lot of people don't like. Stupid is not one of them.

Stupid is a lot of what Trump says. Praise for a virtual dictator in Vladimir Putin. Praising Saddam Hussein as a killer of terrorists.

Trump will jeopardize the future of this nation. His shocking lack of knowledge about foreign affairs is to the point of inviting terrorists in and inviting young Americans to join ISIS. He's their best recruiter.

I can't believe Americans are falling for this. Marco Rubio called him a con man. So did everyone who's suing him over Trump U (a suit he will settle rather than lose - just watch).

He won't release his income tax returns. He knows it would cost him the election because of the links it would reveal, the business practices he adheres to, his actual worth, the amount he actually paid in taxes and the rate at which he paid them.

It's not illegal or a violation of any regulation that income tax returns, even under audit, can be released. But he won't. He knows why. We know why.

He says he can "read" the body language of intelligence officers who brief him and how they are disgusted over the president's reaction to their recommendations.

Donald, can you read my language here, loud and clear?

You are not presidential material. If you take office, you're going to start barking orders to wipe out ISIS the next morning. Good luck with that. You'll eventually put hundreds of thousands of American lives at stake on the ground in Iraq and Syria and even more at risk here at home when ISIS unleashes every terrorist attack it possibly can, everywhere it can. Lone wolves will strike everywhere.

Because you inspired them.

Donald, do you even know the names of the generals you say are reduced to rubble? Do you? And we already know you won't listen to your advisers. You listen to your gut. Your gut is going to cost a lot of American lives.

I've posted a lot of material about you, opposing you, mocking you. I'm done now. I'll let Hillary do that, along with her surrogates.

You say outlandish things. America says OK.

Women don't though. The educated ones don't. Minorities don't. I really think educated women who have traditionally voted Republican will come out and vote against you, will see the damage you have wrought and realize the danger you represent. They may very well just decide this election.

Your policies are that you'll have one later. You hate and disrespect Barack Obama. You prefer Vladimir Putin.

You've got to be kidding.

No, wait, you're not.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Clinton knows best; Trump knows less than nothing

If anything, the Commander-in-Chief Forum on NBC revealed Trump's ongoing lack of knowledge about anything.

He continues to flip-flop, waver, be wishy-washy and unknowledgeable about the very basics of American government, foreign policy, domestic programs, national defense and terrorism.

He has a plan. His plan is to have a plan later. He insulted our military. He announced he would illegally seize a foreign country's assets (oil), leaving a force behind to secure it that would be sitting ducks for every terror cell around the world.

Our generals have been "reduced to rubble." No Donald, your knowledge of basics is rubble.

Hey media, do your jobs. Make Trump answer about his uninformed ideas. He loves Putin.

Speaks for itself.

Friday, September 2, 2016

I hope...

I hope all the underdogs win the college football games this weekend (Appalachian State almost already did).

I hope Penn State puts the Sandusky thing behind them once and for all. C'mon Lions, let it go.

I hope no one gets shot this weekend. Enough.

I hope our enrollment holds at Columbia into the spring.

I hope Hillary wins, because if Donald does, God help us.

I hope my brother and sister-in-law finally sell their house. Please. Looks promising.

I hope my game is competitive tonight. My 41-15 game last week was not as close as the score would indicate.

I hope Baylor has learned its lesson.

I hope the NY Giants get it in gear this season.

I hope local boy Jimmy G plays great for Brady. He deserves the positivity. Is that a word? By the way, Brady's still with Gisele for a reason: she's still the highest-paid model in the world and he's not the highest-paid quarterback. He's just the one with the most rings.

I hope Kristine Leahy finally calls me. What's taking so long, Kristine?

I hope Colin Kaepernick figures it out. His message is fine. His methodology is not.

I hope the Cubs don't have a Cubbie occurrence this year. But they will.

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hey Colin, What Up?

So, Colin Kaepernick does not want to stand for the national anthem.

Actually, that's fine. I don't begrudge his protest nor his reasons therefor.

But Colin, what are going to do on Sept. 11?  No, wait, you lucked out. You don't play til the 12th, on Monday night.

But the NFL will still be honoring the memories of those lost that horrible day 15 years ago, the memories of the children, the memories of people of various faiths and races, the memories of athletes and scouts and coaches who died on those planes or in those buildings.

Will you?

You're not the first to use the flag in a protest or make a statement. Michael Jordan and other Nike athletes used it in the 1992 Olympics to conceal a competitor's logo on the warm-up suits they were mandated to wear for their medal ceremonies.

They draped the flag over their shoulders in a show of solidarity for their sponsor while still embracing the gold medal they won in the Olympics.

And there was Kid Rock. He entertained at the Super Bowl. He wore the American Flag in a Superman-like outfit in what he said was a show of support for America and its great game, not a protest of any sort from the sometimes sideways rocker. He wasn't the first rocker/entertainer to do it and he certainly has not been the last.

And hey, remember Rick Monday? As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he scooped up an American Flag that protestors were about to burn in the Dodger Stadium outfield, preventing their act of vandalism.

I support you, Colin. I support your privilege to speak out on an issue you believe to be unfair and discriminatory. I support your right to protest.

In fact, I'm a journalist. I'd be happy to give up my blog space to you any given day or week, this one or the one I write for thesportspost.com, entitled "Juice This," in which I often skewer the NFL and some of its stars and most-visible athletes and administrators for unethical and sometimes unspeakable actions.

So where were you when I went off on Greg Hardy? On Ray McDonald? On Ray Rice? Did you sit during the National Anthem, especially before the Rice video went public? Where were you on violence against women? Why were you online in a Miami Dolphins' cap, by the way (just thought I'd throw that in)?

What will you do on Sept 11, OK Sept. 12, when they play the National Anthem before your game, and there's a flyover and a moment of silence for the lives of 3,000-plus people who sacrificed their lives that day so radical protestors could make a statement?

What will you do? Hundreds of thousands of people in NFL stadiums that weekend will stand and salute the flag, sing the anthem and honor America and those victims. Some of those people, many of those people, agree with the position that you've chosen. And that's fine. Race issues need to be resolved in this country, no question.

Last time I looked, we were all Americans, not just All-Americans, Like you.

All Americans support America. Hopefully, so do All-Americans.

Like you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Busy Is As Busy Does

I've been so busy being busy that I was too busy to blog here for a while.

It's tough to make time when you're making doctors' appointments, scheduling Social Security interviews to secure retirement benefits and just watching the Olympics while porking out.

And listening to Donald Trump make his daily fool-of-himself quote.

The Olympics have been compelling though. I've enjoyed American athletes wagging a no-no finger at previously doping-convicted Russian competitors. I really like hearing about IABA (boxing) judges suspended for just being bad judges.

It's amazing finding out about the open-water athletes exposed to the filth in Rio's bay, making them vulnerable to who-knows-what health issues.

And of course, now Brazilian authorities want to chat with Ryan Lochte and other American swimmers who say they were robbed in Rio at gunpoint by criminals alleging to be police officers themselves.

Otherwise, what else could go wrong? I don't know. I've been too busy to find out. There must be some actual competition worth following and watching too.