Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won. – Mike Ditka

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Trump Loyalists
  • Paying College Athletes
  • Major League Baseball Postseason

TRUMP LOYALISTS:

It’s pretty funny to watch people come up with excuses for President Donald Trump’s behavior.

One of my favorites that I have seen recently is a Facebook post making the rounds that is misattributed to comedian Steve Harvey. The note says Trump is like the fellow who removes raccoons from your basement. You’ve tried others and they can’t get the job done and although there are many problems with the raccoon person (Trump), he can get the job done. You just want the problem fixed.

I’m thinking the writer of the post is not really referring to raccoons.

The message goes on with:

Here’s why we want Trump: Yes, he’s a bit of a jerk; Yes, he’s an egomaniac; but we don’t care! The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed! 

You can read the whole post HERE.

Back in April 2018, I read the following about the Trump loyalists:

Christian leaders are breaking faith, political leaders are sacrificing moral authority, average people are doing violence to decency and logic — all to excuse the inexcusable and explain away the objectively awful. That’s not political loyalty. Would so many people have so readily dismembered conscience on behalf of Reagan, Clinton, Bush, or Obama?

What bothers me most is how many of our Christian leaders have accepted Trump.

The article, which you can read HERE, goes on with the following:

We often talk about people “drinking the Kool-Aid.” The young among us may not know the origin of that term, how it came into the language after cult leader Jim Jones led over 900 people to their deaths by inducing them to drink punch laced with cyanide.

It amazes me how many people are drinking the Trump “Kool-Aid” and not thinking twice about it because they think they have raccoons in their basement…

PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES:

The Associated Press (AP) reported that California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships, and other sponsors, just like the pros.

The new law was signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and set to take effect in 2023. The NCAA is not too happy with the new law.

Other states are looking to follow California’s lead. This reminds me of the marijuana issue – several states allow recreational marijuana use although it is against federal law.

I’m not sure how I feel about the new California law. In one way, many college athletes are already getting paid with scholarships which give them free tuition, free room and board, free food, etc.

On the other hand, the NCAA makes millions off of the college athletes and some believe the athletes deserve more than just a scholarship.

I’m not sure there are many athletes at colleges who would make money off their endorsements, but some could.

We’ll see if California and the NCAA can work something out. It will be interesting to watch.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POSTSEASON:

The best part of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season is here – the postseason. One of these days maybe MLB will recognize that a 162 game season is too much.

There are ten teams in the MLB postseason (out of 30 total teams). It all starts Tuesday night (Oct. 1) with National League Wild Card teams Milwaukee and Washington squaring off. On Wednesday the American League Wild Card teams Tampa Bay and Oakland play.

Fans will need to find channels on your television like TBS, FS1, MLBN, and ESPN for the games. The World Series will be played on Fox. If the World Series goes seven games, that game will be played on October 30.

I’m pulling for the St Louis Cardinals, but probably the Dodgers and Astros will make the World Series.

The Bleacher Report has all you need to know about the MLB Postseason HERE. You can visit the Major League Baseball website HERE.

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7 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. Why not give Mike Pence the opportunity to show how a Christian Conservative could run this country with dignity? Even I, a Liberal Democrat, would breath easier if Pence was guiding the ship of state. Give Pence a chance.

    • When a christo-fascist homophobic git like Pence starts looking good, you know just how desperate you are.

      Pence is a co-conspirator and enabler hoping to save himself claiming plausible deniability.

      Impeach them both.

      • Doug – doubt that happens. The impeachment folks will have a hard time getting Trump. Thanks, JmB

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