Verse of the Day:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
~ Proverbs 19:21 ~
I’ve got a lot of plans… I hope and pray they’re in alignment!
Now, On Other Things
Wow… What a busy, stupid day yesterday.
ESPN cancels a reporter’s appearance at a game… because of his name?! President Trump was… well, Donald Trump. The media, pundits, and elected officials lost their minds (again). The Bundy’s were acquitted. And the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff still refuses to acknowledge that Mike Glennon probably isn’t the answer to anything other than “What QB got paid the most for showing almost nothing this year?”.
In “Ways People Couldn’t Be Stupider” today… ESPN determined it was in everyone’s best interest to shuffle their announcer deck so that a young Asian-American announcer named Robert Lee wouldn’t have to announce a game at the University of Virginia on opening week. Defending this move, they claimed they were merely trying to protect their staff from ridicule. Well, they succeeded – kind of. Instead of mean-spirited memes or other things (that naturally occur in sports anyways… ALL THE TIME), they are victims of their own hubris, and are being excoriated by virtually everyone over this stupidest of moves. Honestly, I didn’t think we could get this dumb as a society – clearly I was wrong. Not only does it hurt ESPN in the now, it exacerbates the (correct) perception that ESPN is moving well beyond sports (the arena it should be focused on) and expanding ever more rapidly into advancing leftist political agendas; there’s a reason I don’t watch ESPN anymore, and this is just the most recent example. #dontwatchESPNanymoreitsbadforyourbrainpan
Then… Last night the President did what only Donald Trump can do: he was himself. This was the Donald Trump that ate through
17 4 much more qualified candidates (and 13 other guys/gals) in the Republican primary and then surprisingly (not really) squelched Secretary Clinton’s presidential aspirations in the general. It was the Trump that rallied people across the country and rallied them around #DrainTheSwamp, and his supporters couldn’t get enough of it. And the left and the media and the entrenched apologists for a do-nothing Republican Congress couldn’t take it… It was kind of beautiful to watch – any time a crowd embraces and chants the idea that “CNN Sucks” I become happy. Any time pundits respond to this like it’s the first time they’ve seen Donald Trump be The Donald and try to question his capacities, etc. – I am amused and entertained. The unhinging of the left, the media, and those Republicans who can’t bother to keep their campaign promises (that one vote short came about because a guy who ran hard against Obamacare to get re-elected cared more about sticking it to the President than about the American people imnsho) is something that should be on display for all to see. And that group of people – guilty of the worst kind of insular group-think – who keep floating the idea of unilaterally undermining the proper election results by removing this President are worse than the Russians they claim did the same thing (wait, we haven’t heard about that in a while since they don’t have anything… Kind of funny how the media, left, etc. move from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis in order to undermine this President). All that rambling to say – this rally wasn’t as great as the President’s fans think it was, but it was nowhere near as bad as the media and others are trying to pan it to be – and it certainly wasn’t anything new. People who expected Donald Trump to stop being Donald Trump because he was elected President need to disabuse themselves of that notion and at least try to understand the appeal of him to the everyman – something I gather they never will.
I kind of covered the melt-down of the left, etc. in response to yesterday’s rally above; suffice to say it was hilarious and epic in its disproportion. Maybe if the media started doing its job instead of acting like they were an opposition party; maybe if pundits – I’ve got nothing here other than they should cease being scaremongers, acting as if every time the President opened his mouth the world was ending (Clapper was especially trite the other day), and calling anyone that supports the President a racist, homophobic, transphobic Confederate Nazi scum (or something to that effect).
The Bundy’s were acquitted… And how that happened I will never know. While I agree that the Federal Government is increasingly expansive, and has usurped much power that should have never fallen into its hand, and is about as responsive as the British government was to the colonists back in the 18th century – there are laws, and by all accounts the Bundy’s broke them.
Look, we may agree with the plight of the Bundy’s and be sympathetic to their cause; that doesn’t mean what they did was right or legal. I chalk this up to people being fed up with the government, but I find little solace in a jury deciding to acquit individuals who broke the law because they don’t like the law. We have elections, and the power of redress in our States through initiative and petitions – that’s how you change laws you don’t like. Super irritating to be on the side of law and order, only to have half your side abandon those principles when it doesn’t suit their wants.
And lastly – what is going on in Chicago?! How have we not given Mitch the opportunity to take snaps with the first team yet? John Fox refusing to even give the inkling it might be on the table leaves me flabbergasted, and it needs to stop! Mike Glennon may be a great guy and an exceptional teammate; he’s not looking like the best quarterback on our roster and it’s time to see what else we’ve got before the season starts! #FirstTeamRepsforMitch