Some people create their own storms and then get mad when it rains. – Unknown
Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:
- Daines & China
- Trump & Hurricane Dorian
- High School Football
- College Football
- Pro Football
DAINES & CHINA:
U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is in China meeting with officials. So far there has been little press, except for this report from Xinhua News Agency. Xinhua is the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China.
I bet President Donald Trump would love it if all the press in the United States was state-run.
Wilmot Collins is running for the U.S. Senate here in Montana as a Democrat. I’ve been impressed with the tenacity he has shown so far. He and his team keep plugging away and even sent out an email about Daines’ trip to China:
This Labor Day weekend, Senator Daines isn’t spending time with labor unions. He’s not even in Montana — he’s in China.
You read that right. In the midst of an escalating trade war with China, Senator Daines decided to leave America and return to a place where he worked for a company that outsourced thousands of American jobs overseas.
Wilmot continues with this gem:
This China trip by Daines a slap in the face to workers in Montana. We deserve better than this. It’s also a slap in the face to all Montanans who can’t get a face-to-face meeting with Senator Daines in a town hall — only Chinese businessmen outsourcing American jobs can get meetings with our junior Senator.
I imagine Daines is collecting some nice photos to use during his campaign. I’m sure the photos will make Daines look like an international man of mystery to some of his constituents back here in Montana.
By the way, you can visit Wilmot Collins’ website HERE.
TRUMP & HURRICANE DORIAN:
CNN reported that President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of the United States.
CNN also added this: Trump’s visit to Trump National marked the 289th day he has spent at a Trump property and the 227th day he has spent at one of his golf clubs as President.
People may remember that Trump slammed President Obama for playing golf – It was about 27 times according to this report.
We will never forget what Trump said about golf during his campaign:
“If I win I may never see my property — I may never see these places again,” Trump said at an August 2016 campaign event. “But because I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks.” (CNN)
That was another lie his supporters accepted. Maybe it would be best if Trump just played golf and left his phone at home…
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:
It was a tough weekend for the high school teams I follow. Here in Montana, both teams from Great Falls (Bison & Rustlers) lost by identical scores of 26-15.
Back in Missouri (where I was born) a couple of schools I attended also lost. The Trenton Bulldogs lost 42-14 and the Princeton Tigers lost 35-0.
Maybe they will turn it around in week two.
I’m not in favor of smaller schools taking on bigger schools on the football field in college. I know it’s basically for the money, but leading off a season by getting one’s ass kicked as the Montana State Bobcats did by Texas Tech (45-10) was pretty bad.
Another team in the Big Sky Conference, (Idaho) kind of noticed that and said, “Hold my beer.” Idaho lost to Penn State 79-7.
Eastern Washington played a larger school (Washington) and lost 47-14.
There are about 130 teams in the largest NCAA Football Division (FBS), so there are plenty of teams to play. The second level is the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), and there are 126 teams in it, so teams like Montana State, Eastern Washington, and Idaho should easily find competition there.
Sure there are upsets, but not often. They should “Stay in your lane, bro.”
Meanwhile, the University of Montana played South Dakota and won 31-17. The Griz do play at Oregon in a couple of weeks. Crazy.
The one major (FBS) college team I follow and watch is Missouri. They played Wyoming and got their butts kicked. Both are FBS schools. Missouri is the larger of the two schools and plays in a tougher conference. This loss will leave a mark on the Mizzou football program. Congrats to Wyoming for a great game.
As a Kansas City Chiefs fan, I can’t stand the Raiders, Broncos, and Chargers because we play them twice a year in the AFC West division. By the way, the Chiefs have won the AFC West three years in a row!
The Chargers are playing hard-ball with holdout Melvin Gordon, a running back. Gordon is in the last year of his rookie contract. This season he is due to make a base salary of $5,605,000. His contract included a fifth-year option. (Wiki)
Gordon wants a new contract. I applaud the Chargers for not giving him one. He is under contract for this season.
These players who are not reporting to work (holding out) because they want a new contract are acting like babies. They should be men and fulfill their obligation to the team under their old contract first.
Of course, Gordon not playing is good for my Chiefs.