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Thoughts but no article

Let’s see, it is 1:30 in the morning. I have had my first cup of coffee after waking just after midnight. My Fitbit has not finished charging so I probably should sit down and crank out an article. The thing is, I just do not have it in me to rant, pontificate, or much of anything else to go into enough detail on anything these days.

As a result, you get stuck reading a bunch of random thoughts that run through my head as I scroll the internet to see what is going on in the world.

Members of the Greater Boston Track Club at the 2019 Boston Marathon (Christopher Battoo)

Tiger Woods is the only reason to follow golf. Everyone else on the PGA seems like a bunch of clones trying to be recognized as the best golfer in the world. Tiger is the only golfer who offers sports fans everything there is to like about sports; greatness, redemption, and refusing to quit on yourself. He inspires.

The Boston Marathon: Becuase a couple of bombs didn’t explode in this year’s event, the Boston Marathon came and went. Only the hardest of the hard core figured out how to watch it unfold. There is so much to learn about ourselves through the quiet solitude of running by yourself which is precisely why Americans avoid doing so. Too bad. We need more self exploration.

Trump’s War Chest: Between his campaign and the Republican Party’s fundraising, he has amassed a mere $80 million dollars to date. It’s safe to say we will see a lot of his self-promoting crap over the next 18 months. However, one thing democrats have mastered that republicans have not is how to reach the masses without having to spend a ton in the process. I’m hoping they keep this up through November of 2020.

Fence Sitters: For the life of me, I cannot figure out how anyone can still be on the fence about Trump. These are the same people who can’t make up their mind on what to order at a restaurant. In both cases, I want to smack some sense into them.

Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
(YT Screenshot from Game of Thrones trailer)

Game of Thrones: I have yet to see an episode which probably does not make my next thought worth a damn. I don’t see the attraction. What I do see is a ton of promotion, so much so I am already tired of seeing the characters before it airs.

Mueller Report Release: Don’t get your hopes up. It’s just going to confirm what we already believe about Trump, whether you like him or despise him. If you are on the fence, you won’t know what I am talking about. Go back to GoT.

Death Threats: Seriously, how is it a fan of Trump can be fine with a tweet trying to link representative Ilhan Omar to 9/11? That’s like claiming Trump served our country. It’s like saying Trump respects women. It’s the same as saying Trump embraces people of color. How much can people who claim to be God fearing Christians twist their sick interpretation of Christianity and support such an evil man?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez official portrait (Wikipedia)

AOC: We need more people like her. If you have no idea who I am talking about, try tearing yourself away from whatever mindless distraction you rely on to get through the day. She’s great.

NBA Playoffs: I have no idea who the Warriors will beat in this year’s NBA finals. I just know the NBA off season is more enjoyable. It’s become a game of musical chairs with the winner being picked as the team most likely to upend the Warrior dynasty. Good luck with that.

Tweets: Most of what Tweety Bird Trump tweets is just meant to distract us from the real shit he is up to. I wonder if he will be able to tweet himself out of prison time.

McDonalds: I just read where they are offering a meatless burger. You mean to tell me what they have been passing off on us as hamburgers all these years was actually real meat?

Sarah Sanders: How this paid liar lives with herself is something I will never understand.

Mitch McConnell: Don’t fool yourself. Trump is just an opportunist. McConnell is Satan.

UCLA Basketball: Damn. I was hoping they would keep striking out on their coaching search and offer me the job. I guess fourth time is a charm. Just remember, USC was once spurned by several candidates for their head coaching job before settling for a guy named Pete Carroll.

Middle Aged Men: My wife made a sarcastic comment about the look of a button down shirt a middle aged man was wearing the other day when I pointed out to her it was a NASCAR shirt. Walking around in public with a black shirt sporting multiple advertising logos makes middle aged guys wearing their too tight favorite football team’s jersey look almost cool.

National Parks Deaths: Hey, when you ignore posted signs and step over guard railings to take that all important selfie, you just prove Darwin was right.

Michelle Obama: Why does the press still care about what Michelle Obama wears? Focus on what she has to say because that matters more to younger people who need to hear her message more than knowing what she wears.

Julian Assange: Any chance he ever shares a prison cell with our president? I’d love to read about their private conversations if it happens.

The Difference: Here is all I need to know about how the GOP and Democratic Party differ. A transgender woman gets assaulted by a bunch of men in Texas. Democrats are outraged by the attack. Republicans are still talking about a wall. One party remains open to any and all people while the other has become nothing more than a close minded bunch of backward thinking fools. The sad thing is, those fools represent the way a lot of citizens still think about people who are different than themselves. When I was growing up, this was called ignorance. Today it is called acceptable. We have a ways to go before we become more fully evolved as a nation.

Top photo: Tiger Woods drives by Allison (Wikipedia)

 


About the author

James Moore

Jim is a life long resident of California and retired school teacher with 30 years in public education. Jim earned his BA in History from CSU Chico in 1981 and his MA in Education from Azusa Pacific University in 1994. He is also the author of Teaching The Teacher: Lessons Learned From Teaching. Jim considers himself an equal opportunity pain in the ass to any political party, group, or individual who looks to profit off of hypocrisy. When he is not pointing out the conflicting words and actions of our leaders, the NFL commissioner, or humans in general, he can be found riding his bike for hours on end while pondering his next article. Jim recently moved to Camarillo, CA after being convinced to join the witness protection program. Contact the author.
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