In a Slate interview, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said he’s been told the National Football League is planning to allow owners to shift money pledged to other charitable campaigns like breast cancer and Salute the Troops to the players’ seven-year, $89 million program to fund social justice causes. It’s a cowardly attempt by NFL owners to shut up ungrateful players.
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The theatrics surrounding government funding standoffs could be avoided if Washington politicians didn’t have the budgeting skills of an Ole Miss frat boy.
When news breaks of a sexual allegation or an event like the violence in Charlottesville, VA, there’s a breathless race -- before any due process or facts are vetted -- to denounce the event.
Here is my annual ADD list of random things I am thankful, and not so thankful, for this year:
One in three folks over fifty who need a colonoscopy fail to have one. That's nuts. It's easier than it's ever been, and not getting this thing done might kill you. So schedule one now, before Obamacare implodes further and you can only see your doctor in a few years if you sign up to caddy on Saturday at your local country club.
As most assumed, lobbyist and fired Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted by Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. This indictment had nothing to do with Trump's campaign. The investigation into Russian collusion by Trump has been an expensive, media-encouraged attempt to find some major smoking gun. So far, this “scandal” hasn’t lived up to its hype; it’s the Apple Watch of investigations.
Members of the Obama Administration may still have to testify after reports surfaced that Senators told Obama of Russian meddling in 2016 -- and he did nothing. Thinking Hillary was going to win big, he didn’t want to "taint" her election.
You’d think Trump would be happy when his presumably favorite team, the Syracuse Orangemen, beat #1 Clemson last week. Instead he picks a name-calling Twitter fight with our great Senator Bob Corker as if he were Rosie O’Donnell.
"When humor goes, there goes civilization." - Erma Bombeck
With all the cowardly decisions, especially the recent National Anthem enforcement and the concussions (CTE) deceptions, the real question is: Why does Roger Goodell make $44 mil a year for running the NFL, a monopoly sanctioned by Congress?
This whole kneeling by NFL players during our National Anthem, for reasons they cannot articulate, is all the rage.
Maybe I am getting old. I remember a time when TV and water were free and pornography cost money. Now I’m certainly not a Grammar-Nazi or a word-nerd, especially given the locker-room opinions I spew weekly (some would say “weakly”). But people out there really need to focus on cleaning up their language, especially as it relates to overusing three words that are dumbing down the English language: "like," "literally" and "amazing."
Full disclosure: My mom is named Irma. I know. Not a storm or a name you’d wish on anyone.
The second largest Powerball payout in history, $758 million, was won by a Massachusetts woman. She elected to receive a lump-sum payment of $480 million. Massachusetts now has its first Republican woman.
ESPN, long the MSNBC of sports, made a bizarre executive decision to remove Asian-American football announcer Robert Lee from the William & Mary vs. Virginia game. It looked like an Onion headline. But no, ESPN continues to make a left-wing joke of itself. Northern liberal elites' hatred of the South has finally spilled over to South Korea.
And then one day, for no particular reason, people were mad at statues.
Putin, Castro, et al are all multi-billionaires. North Korea’s "Dear Leader," Kim Jong-Un, and his family are billionaires too, while his people starve in obsequious servitude. Communism always works well for the ones in charge of it.
Buried in all micro-drama distractions of the Trump administration are many of the good things it has done. One of the many under-reported accomplishments occurred in June, when Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions said the DOJ would reverse one of the sleazy practices of the Obama administration: allowing prosecutors to cut deals with corporate targets to direct payment of settlements to their pet political causes.
Season One of Survivor: Trump White House has been nonstop fun. In this week’s episode: Spicer out. Reince Priebus out. Anthony Scaramucci in, then out.