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Influence For Money



Somebody explain to me why a Russian buying $150k worth of ads on Facebook is bad, but an ex-Congressman who spent $84,000 tax dollars to settle his own sexual misconduct charge getting hired by a Texas Port Authority (salary $160,000.10/year) to take “part in an organized attempt to influence legislators” is just fine and dandy?

Seriously, what is it about disgraced Congressweasels that makes them adept at “influencing” legislators?

Do you know what the real problem with PEDs in sports – particularly Baseball – is? It really isn’t the athletes ingesting or injecting themselves with potentially harmful substances. Frankly, it’s their choice, right? The problem is that is messes with the integrity of the game. Idon’t mean that in the way you think that I mean it. It’s not the “cheating” angle to which I object. It’s the fairness of it in which I see a basic way to treat MiLB players even worse than they already are treated.  Let me explain…


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The Monday After





I have always been a pragmatist. I make my argument until it no longer matters. Then I move on. I am not given to the “I told you so” mentality.

So, where are we now after Friday evenings military excursion? Can we deduce anything from the Presidents statement – delivered just as the first missiles landed – as to what the next move may be? Read the rest of this entry

Day of the Woman



 

 

It is International day of the Woman. Once again we are told that America sucks for women, but does it really? Compared to places where women are told they cannot drive because they encourage being raped by doing so?

And as women make gains in our society, particularly the military, including being members of the crew on submarines or in combat teams for the Marines, are we learning to be more accepting of the presence of women in traditional male roles or are we balking and saying “nope, nope, nope???”

And what does it say about our beliefs when the Marines are rocked by a scandal in which Marines and Vets shared pictures of females Marines, with outrageous comments being made about the women?

Did we forget how to be men of honor?

 

 

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