Follow by Email

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Maureen Dowd, "Move Over Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder! I’m a Cubbie": What's Still Right About America

Do you recall how, during the Battle of the Bulge, German soldiers wearing American uniforms were said to be roaming behind Allied lines? And how American soldiers were tested with questions concerning the winners of the last World Series? Well, if anyone was to ask me who won last year's World Series, I would be summarily shot.

The Chicago Cubs? I remember Ernie Banks. And then there was Jim Hickman who left my beloved Mets and had his best season with the Cubs. As a child, I knew the names and statistics of all the players. Today, however, I don't the name of a single player.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Move Over Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder! I’m a Cubbie," Maureen Dowd writes:

"Americans are not feeling inspired as they watch the latest bizarre jolts with the F.B.I. in the most sour race in modern history with the two least popular candidates since polling was invented."

Yes, something is rotten in the State of the Union. God forbid, Trump, a man with a serious personality disorder should be elected. Equally bad, if Hillary should be elected, she will become the second Clinton to be impeached, leaving us with the horrific Tim Kaine.

Indeed, the 2017 election is like a bad case of athlete's foot that won't go away.

Forget the election and root for the Cubs? Why not? But even if the Cubs win game seven, it will all be soon forgotten, and we will still be left with Donald or Hillary.



    "...By now every moderately aware citizen of this nation must know that Hillary Clinton is a classic narcissist who has devoted her life to two things, gaining power and amassing wealth. She cares not one iota about our country or its people. Trump, on the other hand, a narcissist himself, is a political outsider who clearly does love the country. He has spent his life building things and creating jobs; Hillary has never built or produced a single thing in her life. She has become fabulously wealthy by selling access to the power she has attained, which has, in turn, made her friends fabulously wealthy too. Surprisingly, it is Trump's brand of narcissism, the brash "I-don't-quit" kind that won him the nomination. He pushes back against the well-oiled Democratic dirty-tricks machine that the Clintons have spent so many years perfecting. ..."


    "...When the Chicago Cubs went down three games to one on Saturday in the best-of-seven World Series, they had a worse chance of winning the championship than Donald Trump had of upsetting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

    At least that was the take by FiveThirtyEight, an exceedingly popular politics and sports website run by polling guru Nate Silver. He had the Cubs' chances of winning the Series at about 15 percent.

    The website’s election predictor, meanwhile, has Trump sitting at a 31 percent chance of winning.

    When the Indians held that 3-1 lead, the website had this headline: “The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does.”

    But with a nerve-wracking, extra-inning win in tonight’s Game 7, the Cubs defied the odds and grabbed the crown.

    Will The Donald? He probably likes his odds. ..."

    the Cubs won without the help of the msm...or ACA sticker shock, but perhaps it was that 9th inning rain delay, proving there IS a G-d?