September 7, 2017

I understand why President Trump did this – he wants to keep moving his agenda forward and having the debt ceiling thing hanging over his head during the last session of 2017 would have been an unnecessary distraction from the real stuff he wants to do. But if he thinks he’ll get anything in return from Schumer or Pelosi in return for his good faith gesture, he’s mistaken. Fortunately, I don’t think he is, and I see this working in three ways:

1. If Schumer and Pelosi continue their obstruction the Prez can say he tried to work with them in good faith but they’re not, so he’s cutting them out of the mix going forward.
2. It show the country he’s willing to work with both sides of the political aisle for the common good.
3. It puts on notice Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell that they better get their sh*t together by the end of the year and start supporting his agenda.

I do believe they can get health care and tax reform done by EOY, leaving immigration reform for 2018 when “UniParty” RINO Republicans are going to be pushed hard by conservatives. There will be folks primaried – which they should – and immigration will become the primary issue in the 2018 midterms. It’s an issue that the GOP should benefit from; whether or not they’re smart enough to take advantage of it – well, I think we all know the answer to that.

This is just another example of why Phil Mickelson is such a favorite on the PGA Tour. Could you imagine Tiger Woods engaging someone in the gallery like that?

But… but… I though “tough” President Obama drew a red line in Syria? Don’t hold your breath expecting to hear about this on CNN or MSNBC.

While it remains to be seen what the final pages will read when the 2017 baseball season is over, it’s pretty clear at this point that not only is John Farrell a lousy manager, he doesn’t have much control over his clubhouse and his players. His handling of the Dennis Eckersley incident was an embarrassment, and now this. And for Dustin Pedroia to say he’s not aware of rules shows he’s either as ignorant as his field manager, or he’s just a jerk. Play by the rules, fellas, or don’t play at all.

Yeah, it’s been a fairly uneventful monsoon season rain-wise here in Gilbert, but other parts of the Valley of the Sun have done OK. Last night we had a full moon while it rained lightly for ten minutes as a thunderstorm slid to our east and south. Some nice lightning but no thunder. We still got a few weeks left to see something good happen.

Good luck to Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots as they open their 2017-2018 season. If they stay healthy, they’re heads and tails above just about everyone in the NFL. But it’s a long season and anything can happen.

Yep. Like I said in an earlier post, at some point the libs, snowflakes, and “Never Trumpers” out there are just going to have to accept the fact they’ve got 3+ more years of President Trump at the very least. He is what he is, and he’s not going to change what got him to where he is just to make y’all feel more comfortable or good about yourselves. So suck it up, buttercups.

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