I really am in no mood to toss up a News from Nowhere column right now, but there is too much craziness going on at the moment. Mainly, this craziness is down there in the “Messed-Up States of America,” aka the USA, led by that maniacal lunatic President Donald Trump.
So he gives this speech on Monday on troop levels in Afghanistan, and then on Tuesday he goes down and gives this half-crazed speech down in Phoenix to his supporters where he once again completely bashed the “Fake News” media, hinted at a pardon for Sheriff Joe, and threatened to tear up NAFTA, among other things.
Once again, this display was enough to outrage the media, with a beside-himself Don Lemon of CNN describing Trump’s speech as a “Total Eclipse of the Facts.”
Meanwhile, all the usual anti-Trump crazies were out on the streets again and there ended up being clashes with police, with the police using pepper spray and the like to disperse these people.
To think that I honestly thought this nonsense in the streets would end when Obama left office. It’s simply more of the same under Trump, and there is no end in sight! What a country, folks. That place is basically off its rocker right now.
And if you want more proof that the USA is off its rocker, look no further than ESPN. In the wake of the mayhem in Charlottesville, ESPN decided their play-by-play guy Robert Lee (who, it should be pointed out, is Asian) should be taken off of a University of Virginia football game assignment and assigned to something else. Why? Because, according to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, Lee’s name is too similar to Gen. Robert E. Lee whose statue sparked all the mayhem in Charlottesville to begin with. They were afraid the lefties would be triggered, or that people would notice his name and make jokes or comments about it.
“MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots,” Travis’s headline stated. Folks in conservative media are having a field day with this latest instance of politically-correct nonsense out of ESPN. This is surely more proof the USA has lost its mind.
Want even more proof yet? The NAACP wants a meeting with the commissioner of the National Football League because quarterback Colin Kaepernick can’t get a gig in the league! They think he is being blackballed because of his bend-on-one-knee politics during the national anthems, and that he is being denied his First Amendment rights!
Uh, ahem, maybe the real reason is because the guy is no good anymore? Anyway, this is more fodder for the USA’s sports radio talk show hosts, who have been wall-to-wall with Kaepernick talk lately.
In other sports news, the Cavs traded Kyrie Irving to the Celtics but got a lot in return, including Isaiah Thomas. So they may have actually helped themselves with this deal. Anyway, this has been yet another story these radio sports talk show hosts have been slobbering over for months. It’s either Kaepernick, or all the drama with the Cavs and with LeBron, and with players like Kyrie Irving wanting out of there. It never fails.
And here is the big news from the UFC, which is trying to hype up this ridiculous Mayweather-McGregor nonsense this week. They had their big press conference today, but this fight/circus has suddenly been upstaged by news that Jon Jones flunked his in-competition drug test in connection to UFC 214. So now, Jones’ title and his entire future in UFC and MMA are now all up in the air.
That is all I feel like writing about. Goodnight.