Thoughts on Recent Events

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on January 29, 2020

The Trial: I haven’t watched any of the trial of President Trump, now that he has been impeached. I’m not on the jury, and my mind is made up already, as apparently is true of the Senators.

That being the case, Impeachment, not removal, is probably all we are going to get out of this anyway, and the determined ignorance – the worst kind –vividly on display in the Senate, disgusts me. The Senate hasn’t functioned properly for two decades, so we can’t expect it to now.

I was stunned to learn that Ken Starr is on the Trump defense team, and I laughed out loud when I heard Starr lamented in his remarks that we are in an age of impeachments and they are happening too frequently. What chutzpah! This man defines abuse of the impeachment process. What were they thinking to let this disgraced pig part speak for them? It brought forth all the wrong imagery.

Sports: When I think sports, I generally mean football, but we’re in a lull between the Conference championships and the Superbowl, so there’s not a lot to be said about it just now, except that I am satisfied that the two best (or two of the very best) teams in the NFL this year – Kansas City and San Francisco (two teams with middle names, coincidentally), made it to the big game. However, there was some news from other sports worthy of a mention.

In baseball, Derek Jeter was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot by an almost unanimous vote. Only one voter disagreed. Jeter got 396 of 397 votes.

That Jeter got into the Hall on the first ballot is not news at all. I don’t follow baseball, but even I know that Jeter was one of the greatest. The only news was that one sportswriter did not vote for him. This fool should have his baseball writers’ credentials jerked.

Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time died in a fiery helicopter crash. It’s a shame when a superstar dies unexpectantly, but it’s a shame when anyone dies in an aviation accident. It’s a terrifying way to die, I’m sure, and it could happen to any one of us. But it’s more likely to happen in a helicopter than an airplane. Unlike airplanes, helicopters don’t want to fly! They are dead weight. I have flown in helicopters a few times, but I swore off them years ago, and I will never get on another one.

Worst state: The cup goes to Texas this week, because it is the scene of Ken Starr’s most recent disgrace, not counting this current one. He was fired as president of Baylor University over a sexual assault scandal. To say the least, the man’s interests are prurient, but I don’t want to dwell on his better points too much.

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