Quick thoughts on the headlines
I recently read where Judge Judy earns more money per year than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Maybe they should switch jobs. I bet if they did, the players would beg for Goodell to come back.
Why do they call it a snub when someone is not nominated for an Oscar? Didn’t they increase the number of nomination a few years ago? It seems to me if you can’t crack the top ten in a category, it might not be a snub.
Larry Nassar will spend the next 40 to 175 years in prison for all the disgusting things he did to young female athletes. This is only a just punishment if he is thrown in with the general prison population and not kept in isolation because of what might happen to him. He deserves a little prison karma.
Congratulations to LeBron James for becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points. He has a real shot at passing Kareem on the all time list if he decides to play. He just needs to average 25 points a game for another five years, which in today’s high scoring league is quite possible.
I do not think Melania Trump is a bad person. In fact, I think if she could, she would prefer to just raise young Baron and remain out of the news. I also think, if she knew it would not cause a bigger firestorm than anything to hit the Trump presidency, she’d love nothing more than to dump Donald’s ass and let him go find wife number four.
Every year, Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame voting returns us to the issue of whether or not the “cheaters” who used steroids should be voted into the Hall. My feeling is, while I did not like being duped by the likes of Barry Bonds, Jr., Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens, they belong in the Hall primarily because I just think athletes should be allowed to put whatever they want into their bodies. If you think athletes are the only ones looking to gain an edge on their opponents, think again. Do you think cops get as big and muscular as some do from eating doughnuts and sitting in a patrol car and doing kegles for eight hours? Just let players do what they want and if it kills them, so be it.
So far, I have managed to not watch a down of NFL this year. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, I am not changing any plans so I can watch the game. Frankly, the NFL bores me.
Am I the only one who finds films nominated for a Razzie more interesting than those that receive Oscar nominations?
So Elton John has decided to stop touring and just stay home and be a good husband and father. Good for him. I wonder if he ever thought about retiring when he was performing while wearing a Donald Duck costume in the 70s? I still can’t figure out what the heck he was trying to accomplish doing that.
Who the heck is James Franco? Wait, never mind. I Googled him and don’t care.
Toys “R” Us is closing 180 stores across the nation. What a shame. It seems there are fewer and fewer places where parents can drop off their annoying kids and let them run a muck while they go off and have coffee. At least there are still WalMarts.
I no longer know if this is okay to point out and I sure as hell do not care, but Meghan Markle is absolutely gorgeous.
Go Tiger! I realize Tiger Woods may be the only athlete I am still interested in following. For the life of me, I can’t think of any others.
This might change if Shaquem Griffin lands a job in the NFL. If you do not know who he is, he is the linebacker from the University of Central Florida who has only one hand. It has not kept him from being a dominating player on his team’s defense.
Looks like it is back to the negotiating table over who will fund Trump’s wall and whether or not Dreamers will be able to remain in this nation. Think about it. The cost of Trump’s wall far outweighs the cost of Dreamers remaining here. And let’s not forget, Trump clearly stated the wall would be paid for by Mexico and not cost the taxpayers a penny. I find a president who so blatantly lies to a base of ignorant fools far more dangerous than allowing Dreamers to remain in the country.
Top photo of Roger Goodell by Claudia Gestro
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.