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October 20, 2018

Why isn't the MSM playing tapes of the Tea Party from 2009 and 2010???

The Repugs applauded the violent and disruptive behavior then. Why aren't they being reminded by the MSM of the raucous town halls in which every Democrat was harassed,threatened and systematically interrupted according to a playbook designed by American's for Prosperity and other Koch funded astro-turf faux outrage groups? Back then it was "concerned citizens justifiable anger." Now that we are protesting outright corruption we are "the mob." And the MSM plays along.

The media better start confronting this asshole and stop treating politics like a sporting event designed for ratings. Khashoggi's brutal death was a warning shot to all media and a trial balloon for Trump. If the MSM does not start getting tougher with him and every asshole Republican they risk being the next Khashoggi.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

October 10, 2018

As we suspected. Trump had nothing to do with declining NFL ratings.

We see that now. And with the weak Trump ripple as a backdrop, it shows us something that can’t be ignored: Team owners completely botched how they reacted to the president, largely because they were unprepared and unaccustomed to being shouted at by someone on a platform they couldn’t crush with their own public-relations machine.

But Trump’s megaphone created a frenzy inside the NFL’s ownership collective. A fraternity that was not only clueless as to how to deal with Trump, but ended up cannibalizing itself by being strong-armed by a handful of members – like the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and Houston Texans’ Bob McNair – who pushed for a harder line against players. Now we know the mistake for what it was: a panicked response to the tip of a political wave rather than a reasoned reaction to the underlying data that was driving ratings.

The rise and fall of the NFL’s viewership tide is about the quality of the game. Is … was … always will be.

October 10, 2018

Hmmmm...What's the difference between these two athletes??

What a coincidence … nearly: Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks last week pleaded guilty to insider trading and was indefinitely suspended by the NFL.He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Kendricks’ take in the scheme was reported to have been $1.2 million.

Fascinating. In a very similar insider trading case, Phil Mickelson, judged to have made a dirty million dollars, was neither indicted nor prosecuted. He was merely ordered by the SEC to pay back his take to the government, plus interest, a total just shy of $1.2 million.

October 2, 2018

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeff Bezos For Taking His Advice - Huff Post

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) congratulated Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday for announcing he would raise wages to $15 per hour for all Amazon employees.

Since August, Sanders had waged an aggressive shame campaign against the company, the second largest employer in the United States, for paying wages low enough that some workers qualify for safety net benefits such as food stamps.

“It is no secret that I have been a harsh critic of the wage and employment practices of Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos,” Sanders said in a statement, essentially a declaration of victory.

“Today I want to give credit where credit is due,” he said. “And I want to congratulate Mr. Bezos for doing exactly the right thing.”

Amazon said in a press release Tuesday that more than 250,000 of its half a million workers would benefit from the wage increase, which would take effect in November.

“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” Bezos said. “We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”


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