The Taliban: Word is the Taliban is now fighting among themselves over who will control the terrorist group. I guess they finally decided to adopt the American system of politics after all.
Missouri Football: The University of Missouri football team has gone on strike. Apparently they are part of a much larger group of students on campus demanding the president of the university step down or be fired over the state of racial unfairness. Let’s see, these “student athletes” receive a free education, are afforded free tutoring services not available to non athletes, are given special breaks over when they take exams or have assignments due, receive special treatment when they break the law, and they have an issue with the university president. With the treatment they receive, they should be expected to go undefeated every year or lose their scholarships.
Editor’s Note: Both the President and chancellor of the university have resigned. A 19-year old student from another campus has been arrested for making terrorist threats on the Internet.
Sex Scandal: So a sex scandal is uncovered at a Colorado high school in which students were found to have sent explicit photos of one another engaged in teens’ favorite behavior.
Why are people shocked over this? Yes, their parents should be embarrassed their children were caught, but this stuff goes on in every high school across the nation. And for those who think otherwise, I suggest you think back to what kind of nonsense went on when you were in high school that you were able to keep from your parents and community. Your behavior would not be any different had you grown up in a world centered around social media.
Greg Hardy Photos: It took a while, but Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy actually managed to fire off an apologetic tweet about the photos made public of the damage he inflicted when he beat, slammed, choked, dragged, and threaten to kill a woman. Is he sorry for his actions or just for the photos being released?
He’s had almost two years to express remorse for what he did, but instead chose to pay off the victim rather than face justice. As tough as he is on the field or when he is raging against a woman half his size, I guess he is not tough enough to handle himself in prison which is where he should be.
Bromance on Roids: And then there is Jerry Jones, Hardy’s boss, who still stands by his man in what has become the sickest bromance ever. I wonder what it will take for Cowboy fans, their cheerleaders, and even their players to go on strike against Jones.
Maybe when Jerry awards Hardy with that long-term contract he wants to sign him to, the rest of the Cowboys nation will wake up and see what has become of “America’s Team.”
Bond Voyage: So this will be the final time Daniel Craig plays the part of James Bond in a movie. It’s hard to get excited about a film where the star says he’d rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again. I wonder how many unemployed college grads or laid off workers would be happy to play make believe while being paid millions of dollars. Craig has no reason to complain, but his doing so has given me reason to never see the film. I am on strike until a new Bond is hired.
NFL (Now Financing Lawyers): NFL player Reggie Bush has announced he intends to sue the city of St. Louis over the injury he suffered recently. St. Louis will sue the NFL if it loses its Rams to the city of Los Angeles. The Rams will sue the NFL if they are not allowed to leave for the more lucrative L.A. market. Los Angeles will sue the NFL if they are denied one of the three existing teams that want to move into a not yet built stadium. Los Angeles residents will sue if they have to pay a tax to help finance the construction of a new stadium.
Am I the only one who thinks lawyers are the ones getting rich off the NFL while fans are getting screwed?
Top photo is a drawing by Jeff Worman
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.