If I say “first of all,” run away because I have prepared research, data, charts, and will destroy you. – Unknown
Today’s commentary deals with these issues:
- Undisclosed Location
- Secret Trump Recording
- NFL Contracts
No, I am not going to give you the coordinates to my underground bunker…
I got a chuckle out of an Associated Press (AP) story about Vice President Mike Pence coming to Montana to help Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.
The AP reported that Pence arrived in Billings Tuesday afternoon for a Rosendale fundraiser at an undisclosed location that is closed to the media and the public.
I’ll bet if I had an extra $10,000 to donate they would give me the location in a heartbeat. I would probably be entitled to a photo with the VP, too.
Or I could just follow the motorcade…
Secret Trump Recording:
All of a sudden last night in an exclusive, CNN aired a secret Trump–Cohen tape that reportedly showed Presidential candidate Donald Trump being heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier.
It was first disclosed on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” After that other cable news shows talked about. It’s still happening this morning. Then we had commentator after commentator (some lawyers) on cable news giving us their two cents.
During all this, I remembered it is “Shark Week.”
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani showed up on Fox News to talk about the tape and tell people his client did not break the law.
Maybe there’s “blood in the water” and CNN found it first. As for me, I pick on Trump a lot here at The Western Word because he provides us with plenty of misinformation and outright lies to use.
In this case, the “secret tape” appears to me to be another “nothing burger.”
This seems to be the time of the year when we hear about NFL players holding out and not reporting to camp because they are not happy with their contract – the contract they signed a few years before.
As an example, this year Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not reporting to camp because he wants his contract reworked. (ESPN)
I could care less if Jones shows up or even plays, but I think what he is doing is crap and immature. It is dishonorable.
I signed a contract to serve in the military many years ago and I honored it. Imagine what would have happened during the first couple years of my four-year contract if I had told the Air Force that I had outperformed most other airmen and that I was not going to show up for work until I received a new contract worth more money!
The NFL is having some publicity problems with the kneeling during the National Anthem. People like Jones are not helping the NFL. If I were the owner of the Falcons, I would not give Jones another penny. The NFL does have a rule that he can be fined up to $40k per day he misses, but that is mostly done away with when the player and the team come to an agreement.