I found it somewhat puzzling that Republican Senators could have voted to confirm credibly accused child rapist Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018 and yet have refused to vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson for the same position on April 7, 2022 largely because they felt she had been too soft in her sentencing of possessors of child pornography even after her sentences proved to be in line with common judicial practice and often harsher than the prosecution has asked for. Well 37 of them did and that number would have been 38 if one actually came to work on a Saturday. Hey, it was only a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court on the line.
You are already hearing a lot of lies about the economy and the national debt from Republicans and that will only increase as we get closer to the 2022 and 2024 elections. I’d like to present some of the facts and then let you decide.
When it comes to international issues, of late, and with good cause, the war in Ukraine has been front and center. There is still a lurking problem with Iran and I’d like to briefly explore that today.
Why do so many Republican office holders stay loyal to Trump? That question has perplexed me for some time and I’d like to explore it today.
Baseball movies are usually far from the best in cinematography. That said, probably my favorite baseball movie of all time is the 1957 film, Fear Strikes Out. It portrays Jimmy Piersall’s (who was a very good major leaguer) fight against mental illness exacerbated (I’m probably being kind) by his father. In baseball basically the worst thing a hitter can do is strike out. It is the ultimate failure in any particular at bat. Piersall was afraid of failure/failure to please his father.