Come Heller high water…
- Some NFL draft experts – including Mel Kiper Jr. – have the Lions picking controversial running back Joe Mixon in the second round. If they do, I am done with this team and shall semi-root for them no more. (I actually and wholeheartedly root for the Green Bay Packers and always have. I root for the Lions the way you root for the kid who never gets picked for dodgeball.) Mixon is the guy who punched an Oklahoma woman in the face in a sandwich shop near campus in 2014. If you haven’t seen the video of it, go watch it then tell me you’d want him representing your team. Yeah, everyone deserves a second chance, but some things are just too much.
- Admittedly, I’m not the type of fan who roots for whomever they put on the field, court, rink or diamond. I have this antique belief that a sports franchise means something and shouldn’t associate itself with bad people who do bad, no good, rotten things. That’s why my all-time favorites are good citizen athletes like Al Kaline and Bart Starr. I’m such an idiot.
- I think the same way about politicians, too. They oughta be good people, which is why I will never support your president (not mine), he-who-shall-not-be-named. I think the person who holds the office matters a lot more than the party that holds the office, but clearly a lot of people feel differently. Winning seems to be all that matters.
- I want truth in advertising for dishwashing soap. The commercials show people stuffing caked on, baked on lasagna pans into the dishwasher and they emerge spotless. That’s b.s. That’s never happened in the history of lasagna or dishwashing soap. There oughta be a law.
- Speaking of commercials, Green Mountain coffee had a perfectly amusing one featuring, apropos of nothing, fornicating dogs by the name of Pepe and Blanca. Then they went and edited the dogs and their puppies out and now the commercial is no fun whatsoever.
- One of the very, very, very few things the current state Legislature has done right is raise the speed limit on 600 miles of rural freeway to 75. People already drive much faster than that on those stretches, but it’s nice that the speed at which you might get a ticket will rise to 82, which is the official limit plus the 7 mph the police give you before bothering with you.
- Trump signed an executive order to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized to allow for drilling, mining and other development. That is so depressing it hurts. Then again, I’ve always thought an oil rig would look smashing next to Old Faithful. And how long until there’s a Trump Tower on top of Teddy Roosevelt’s head at Mt. Rushmore? If he does that, at least make it two towers so it looks like horns or something.
- Wait. Weren’t executive orders the devil’s tool when Obama was issuing them? So how come they’re OK now?
- That might be the most rhetorical question I’ve ever asked.
- Insanity runs amok these days. The United Nations this week elected Saudi Arabia to its Commission on Women’s Rights, which is a bit like electing the Saudis to lead the international war on terror, isn’t it? (In case you’ve forgotten, most of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudi.)
- “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison.
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