Today I felt it was time to do another of my catch up type articles. As the title reflects, I know a lot will never make it to the page. Continue reading This Stuff Happened (And More That Didn’t Make It To The Page)
When I went to bed Saturday night (after the last baseball game I was monitoring ended) I had no idea what I would write about on Sunday morning for Monday’s publishing. Sunday’s morning papers solved that mystery with the saga of Republican Alaska State Senator Lora Reinbold, but it goes much deeper than a single misfit.
At one point during my coaching career I worked for an Athletic Director who shared my love of baseball. It was our mutual favorite sport despite the fact that the school didn’t even have a baseball team. We enjoyed a running debate of bad throw vs. no throw with each of us taking opposite sides of the question. Without getting into the baseball weeds I will simply state that we were both simultaneously correct and incorrect – it depends on the situation and the degree of bad. Read on – I’ll tie this into today’s American politics.
As we bring August to a close there are a lot of question marks on the horizon. I figured today was a good opportunity to do another of my clean up articles.
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.