Monday night as I watched my Tampa Bay Rays succumb to the Boston Red Sox (congratulations to both on outstanding regular seasons – the American League East was a beast!) the news came across that Jon Gruden had resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I promise I will show how the last part relates to American politics. Continue reading Are Sports Ahead Of Politics?
Like most progressives Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not my favorite senator. If I decided to rank the current members of the upper chamber, she might have a difficult time making my top 50 (there are only 50 Democrats). An incident where protestors followed her into an Arizona State University lavatory while filming their actions is the catalyst for this article, but it goes much deeper.
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.
Today I just want to ramble through some thoughts, observations and a quotation. Having lived in the South for over 20 years I feel I have earned the right to occasionally drop a “g” at the end of a word.
Take Trump And The Points
I watched close to none of Tuesday’s Senate impeachment trial. I had better things to do. I view the trial like betting on a football game with a huge point spread. Trump will “lose on the field” yet be a winner for the gamblers. It will take 67 votes to convict. I do not see that happening. Last week the Senate voted on whether the impeachment was constitutional – the result was 55-45 that it was. Tuesday they took the same vote after according to even the right wing reports Trump’s lawyers basically vomited on their shoes. The result was almost the same at 56-44. When all is said and done the majority of Senators will vote guilty but that number will not reach the required two-thirds for conviction. Continue reading A Prudent Use Of Time And A Few Other Things