Get Hammered – and Sick-eled
National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell – has had a bit of a bad decade.
(So bad – that his ex-television-news-host wife was caught with a fake Twitter account Tweeting in his defense.)
Goodell began this time frame under-reacting to legitimate problems like the New England Patriots’ Spygate.
Goodell then woefully mishandled the break of the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) concussion story.
Goodell then tried to play catchup – by ridiculously overreacting to non-stories like the Patriots’ Deflategate.
While under-reacting to woeful off-the-field player behavior. Epitomized by his under-punishment of then-Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice for beating his fiancé – only to then be embarrassed when video of one violent incident became public.
Then came the player protests of the National Anthem, the United States flag and the nation.
It all started during last year’s preseason – as a one-man-gang by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Who – rather than standing respectfully during the Anthem – kneeled. Kaepernick’s protest quickly spread – amongst his teammates, and throughout the league.
About all of which Goodell did…nothing. More
Perhaps We Could Look Elsewhere
President Donald Trump inherited a whole lot of awful Barack Obama policy. Unfortunately, much of that awful policy has since Trump’s inauguration continued to lurch forward. Due to the awfulness of Deep State bureaucrats – and inherent bureaucratic inertia.
In many instances – Trump has put a stop to it. In many other instances, unfortunately, he has not.
Thanks to Obama, cronyism has become all-but-engrained in the DC DNA. They were the Crony Administration.
So not only is the government doing way too many awful things – they are paying Leftist cronies to do way too much of it.
There is even residual cronyism – in some things I actually like the government doing. Like privatizing space exploration. More
And Pass the Salt….
We will keep saying it – for as long as it continues to be true. The biggest mistake President Donald Trump has made – has been not making many, MANY more people leave Washington, D.C. since his arrival.
Personnel is policy.
Trump’s ship of state remains egregiously over-encumbered with residual Obama barnacles. And these crustaceans continue to engage in policy obstructions and extrusions – that are antithetical to the Good Ship Trump’s mission of less government mercy.
It’s been called the Deep State – but really these bureaucratic beasts are doing their damage just below the waterline. More
For an Exciting
Change of DC Pace
First – a bit of disclosure.
DC is a fairly small, very expensive place. If you’re involved in politics – you know a whole lot of other people who are involved in politics.
With many – you disagree on a lot of stuff, and agree on a little. With many others – you agree on a lot of stuff, and disagree on a little.
The old saw is: If you want to see someone with whom you agree on everything – look in a mirror. And even then, with a lot of these people,….
We run a joint called Less Government – so you can guess on which side of the ideological aisle we reside. We want less government – in all things, everywhere.
We don’t fall prey to short-term thinking. For instance, it took us more than a century to get into this $4-trillion-per-year federal mess – we ain’t correcting wholly, instantaneously. More
We’re Losing the
Entirety of the Economy Cloud
We are in the very first stages of what is now – and will for a long, long time be – a global Information Economy.
In which more and more of what we produce – is of the mind. And less and less reliant on muscle.
We are no longer an Agrarian Economy – where the vast majority of Americans make their living off the land.
We are in the latter stages of an Industrial Economy – where the vast majority of Americans make their living via manufacturing.
To be clear – to paraphrase Mark Twain – the stories of manufacturing’s death are highly exaggerated. As President Donald Trump is proving – with manufacturers beginning to return in droves to America’s shores.
But even with things Agricultural and Industrial – life is always made better with products of the mind. More
Shocker: A King Wants Government Totalitarianism
All the rage last week amongst the mis-informed masses – and the mass media misinforming them – was a pro-Network Neutrality video burger joint Burger King (BK) bizarrely extruded.
The pseudo-news stories about the BK video – were nigh endless. They all breathlessly praised the cow palace for presenting its digital whopper.
The problem with the video – from the perspective of BK and its media cheerleaders – is it is supposed to tell us why massive government regulations under the banner of Net Neutrality are so vital.
What the video actually, accidentally does – is demonstrate (yet again) how dumb and unnecessary Net Neutrality regulations actually are.
The video begins with man-on-the-street interviews – where no one included has any idea what Net Neutrality is. They shouldn’t feel bad – because after watching BK’s video…they still won’t know what Net Neutrality is. More
They’re Just Not That Into You
During the awful epoch that was the Barack Obama Administration, Scott Pruitt was a fearless free market champion.
Pruitt was in 2010 elected Oklahoma’s Attorney General. And in that capacity he spent a lot of his time fending off the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a whip and a chair.
As an Attorney General, Pruitt’s whip and chair – were lawsuits. Lots and lots of lawsuits. Fourteen, all told. Do not be mistaken – Pruitt was not overly litigious. The Obama EPA was just that obnoxiously overreaching.
The Obama EPA was actually even more obnoxiously overreaching than that. I’m guessing Pruitt was limited to just the fourteen – by a lack of sufficient resources.
Pruitt was doing God’s work – tending His freedom fields.
So of course the Left loathed him.
Then happened one the most miraculous miracles in the history of miraculous miracles – Donald Trump won the presidency. And immediately began enacting his Undo-the-Obama-Administration-Agenda agenda. More
The Pony Express 2.0
Government is awful at doing…just about everything.
In no small part because of the rigid, unyielding dictates of human nature. Government, of course, being populated by humans – is not immune to these dictates.
Because of government’s susceptibility – there is the Yellow Pages Rule.
“What’s ‘Yellow Pages?’” I hear the Millennials ask. Fair enough:
Since the advent of the Internet, an increasing number of people no longer know what a phone book is. Thick, heavy tomes periodically updated and delivered to your residence – full of listings of people (White Pages) and businesses (Yellow Pages), their addresses and phone numbers.
Back in the Cretaceous Period – this was how you found contact information.
So – The Yellow Pages Rule: More
Leftist Electronic Fakery
The Left is notorious for runaway gangbuster campaigns with massive grassroots groundswell support – that are actually not runaway gangbuster campaigns with massive grassroots groundswell support.
The Left’s ideas – are awful. Because of this awfulness – their ideas aren’t very popular with We the People.
Thus the Left isn’t any good at generating support. But they are absolutely GREAT at making it look like they are generating support.
In these fraudulent endeavors – they have many massive built-in advantages over we who fight for Reality-based public policy solutions that garner actual public support. More
SO Worth It
One of our ongoing, recurring themes is – College IS for Dummies.
Colleges and universities aren’t education facilities. They are continued indoctrination centers – they pick up where government schools K-12 leave off.
Government schools indoctrinate the radicals – colleges activate the radicals.
The Academies have for more than half a century been packed to the rafters with absurdly Leftist professors and administrators.
Conservative legend William F. Buckley first gained national prominence by writing “God and Man at Yale.” Which chronicled his all-encompassing uber-Left experience as an undergrad – and was published in 1951.
That was eighteen years before Woodstock – and the ridiculous, radical campus “freedom” movement. Where school faculty after school faculty allowed the student inmates to storm their offices, take over and run the asylum. More