Talkin’ Sports: Football & Baseball

Amazing. Two major stories in Seattle sports occurred over the past couple of days and I’m still digesting them.

In football news, the legendary, animated, personable and talented cornerback Richard Sherman was unexpectedly released from my home team, the Seattle Seahawks. Not long afterwards, the announcement was made that Michael Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. I am not the only “Number 12” who is surprised and dismayed over the announcement. No real reason has been given yet so we’ll see what excuse is made by management, if any.

* UPDATED Monday, 12 March *
I was reminded of the fact that Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett were two of the most outspoken members of the Seahawks. They weren’t shy about their support of Colin Kaepernick and his silent protest, and the criticism they have received from the knee-jerk reactionaries has been mind-numbingly racist, to say the least.

On a far better note, legendary and talented outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is making a triumphant return to the Seattle Mariners, the team – and city – which welcomed him with open arms when he was brought over from Japan. If nothing else, please read the article in the link. It is very deep and quite poignant; an interesting insight to a fascinating, enigmatic man.

Full Frontal Thursday: The Cult of the NRA

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam gets some anti-gun hysteria out of her system and then makes sense about how people conflate hatred and racism with mental illness.

I’m a current gun owner and a former member of the NRA. I’ve stated in past posts that the NRA is an erstwhile cult; those posts were overlooked for whatever reason. This topic is something that I’m very familiar with, and have personal experience dealing with.

It’s a shame that people seem to be more interested in getting half-assed information from those who can’t tell the difference between their rectal orifices and a crater. Armchair “warriors” flaming on others in chatrooms, on message boards, and in the comment sections of any social media outlet.


Drunk History Lessons

Here are a few short, “Drunk History” lessons. I love that show.

Last Week Tonight: NRA-TV

In this edition of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver educates us on a little-known internet channel called “NRA Television.” I’d only heard about it over the past couple of days.

I used to be a member of the National Rifle Association. I had a 3-year membership 20 years ago. Propaganda delivered to my mailbox on a weekly basis. I had a three-inch stack of their ridiculous bumper-stickers by the time I quit, which I donated to the local Army National Guard office.

This bears repeating: The NRA is not a gun-rights organization, looking out for the interests of gun owners in America. Colion Noir, their token Black representative, should really take a closer look at the history of the NRA. He won’t because they pay him too well. Paid shills tend to ignore the obvious facts, much like Omarosa did.

Test #2 Completed

I completed another test the other day. Data has been compiled and is being compared.

My suspicions have been confirmed, but one more test will be conducted solely for shits and giggles.

As if there was any doubt in the first place.

Again, no surprise. Predictable, per usual.

It is to laugh.


Moment of Silence: 13 August 2017 (Re-blogged)

Re-blogging this because it needs to be seen, if only by one person.

Black people aren’t the ones who are painting whites with the racism brush. Other whites are.

Especially the ones who claim that anti-racism is “anti-white.”


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Full Frontal Thursday: The Real State of the Union

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam talks about the actual state of the union and assumes the fetal position. She also discusses forced arbitration, and takes us on a tour of her rescue farm for government workers.

Full Frontal Thursday: The Apology Race

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Sam drops some knowledge about Stephen Miller, the racist, obstructionist “Drumpf Whisperer.”

Also, her team of intrepid globe-trotters line up for “The Amazing Apology Race.” Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, Amy Hoggart and Mike Rubens travel worldwide attempting to apologize to citizens everywhere for the Drumpf’s douchebaggery.

BONUS CLIP: Conan O’Brien decided to visit the island nation of Haiti after the Drumpf’s latest, racist attack on any country consisting of a populace with skin darker than a manila envelope. Conan got an earful from some angry Haitians! At least he listened to them.

Five On Friday: Shithole Countries

Today I offer up five of what I consider to be shithole countries.

These are places that rank low on my globe-trotting list for many reasons.

Visiting them would only occur if a flight is diverted, or if I have to drive through them to get somewhere else.

Here they are, in no particular order:

Italy, Russia, India, Australia, and Iceland.

The Slavic and Baltic nations also qualify.

You’d have to pay me a shit-ton of money to get me to set one toe in any of those shitholes.


Full Frontal Thursday: The Inevitable

In this installment of “Full Frontal Thursday,” Ms. Bee talks about the inevitable backlash against the #MeToo movement.

She also talks to the working-class Americans who have been largely forgotten about since the electoral college selected the Drumpf, and takes credit for being the first television personality to call the Drumpf a racist.

I can think of many people who have been calling him out as a racist for some time. I’m one of them. So, get those book deals coming my way, polish up a Pulitzer with my name on it, and be certain to have Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett portray me in my autobiographical movie.


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