Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ― Albert Einstein
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Final Days
- Jury Duty
- World Series
- Let’s Play Two
With some reports saying that a record 28 million people have already voted, it’s getting to be desperation time for many candidates, like Donald J. Trump.
Trump has a good chance to help right his ship this week by participating in the final debate. I’m not sure he will show up. He may just say, “Screw it” and say it was going to be unfair to him.
He may already be laying the groundwork to not participate. He’s been attacking the moderator (Kristen Welker of NBC News) and his supporters are spreading fake news about her on social media.
Over the weekend I read where Trump staffers are already looking for new jobs because they think he will lose.
Trump may already be seeing the writing on the wall. At a campaign rally in Georgia, Trump said:
“Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country. I don’t know.” (Politico)
Many folks believe that Trump will spend the rest of his life after his presidential years are over trying to stay out of prison. I’d be fine if he left the country along with his supporters.
Belmont University (near Nashville, TN) is hosting the third and final presidential debate on October 22, 2020, from 8-9:30 p.m. Central time.
It seems that I get picked for or asked to fill out a questionnaire for jury duty every few months. I check with friends and family and nobody gets notified as much as I do.
I was recently ordered to fill out a jury questionnaire for Great Falls Municipal Court which I think is for 2021. I told them I have to pee a lot with my kidney disease. Maybe they will consider that.
On Friday or Saturday, I received a letter from the Clerk of the District Court telling me, “You are Hereby Summoned to Report for Jury Service.” They also ordered me to call within 24 hours to confirm receipt. They said if I did not call the Cascade County Sheriff will be notified and will attempt to locate me.
Like I have mentioned before, the form the court sends reminds me of a third-grader discovering new fonts and the “bold” and “italics” feature.
When I called to leave a message with the Clerk of the District Court, the voice mailbox was full. I thought about reporting them to the county sheriff!
I have been part of several jury trials before. It is time to pick other people. I think I have done my part.
I was so happy the Houston Astros lost the American League Championship to the Tampa Bay Rays that I went out and banged on my trash can several times! The Astros will never live down the cheating they did.
The Tampa Bay Rays face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves for the National League Championship.
World Series game one is Tuesday night. All games will be played at a neutral site (Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas). Fox will carry the game.
LET’S PLAY TWO:
There are two NFL games today (Monday).
My Kansas City Chiefs head to Buffalo to play the Bills. The game starts at 3:00 p.m. Montana time and can be seen on Fox/NFL Network.
The Arizona Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on ESPN. The game starts at 6:15 Montana time.