August 30, 2018

A few thoughts while contemplating the first hints of a change of season coning to the Valley of the Sun…

Back east, you can tell the seasons are changing by the cool mornings, the moisture all over your car windows, and the looks of the trees, heavy with August humidity, the weaker ones already showing the first signs of color, the goldenrod and purple lustrife along the highways and swampy areas. Out here? It’s the fact that to get cool water out of the tap you only have to wait ten seconds instead of thirty. The pool has already begun its retreat from its high of 95 degrees – even in the late afternoon of a 105-degree day the best it could manage was 89. The nights have dropped to the low 80s, so there’s no going back.

It never ceases to amaze me at the chutzpah the media has in deciding what political opinions people ought to have based on their skin color. Consider the manufactured outrage at Tiger Woods’ recent comments about President Trump:

“Well, I’ve known Donald for a number of years,” Woods said. “We’ve played golf together. We’ve had dinner together. I’ve known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency.”

When asked what he would say to immigrants and others who felt threatened by the president’s policy agenda, Woods tried to remain diplomatic in his response, calling for respect for the office but not for the man himself.

“He’s the President of the United States. You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”

He’s right, of course: you don’t have to like or respect the occupant of the White House, but you still should respect the office. Speaking personally, I was never fond of Barack Obama or his taxpayer-mooching wife while they occupied the White House, but he was still my president. As a country, he was our president. Heck, were I to have had the opportunity to visit ol’ Barack and Mooch in the White House, of course I would have gone. Probably would have even asked to have had a selfie taken with them for the occasion, too.

But nooooooooo, with President Trump you have no right to either like Trump or even respect the office he was legitimately voted into two years ago. Most especially, if you’re a – gasp! – man of color. ESPN’s “Moron Max” Kellerman, who can’t even talk intelligently about sports to begin with, viciously attacked Tiger. And then the piling on began. Yahoo! Sports, of course, defended Kellerman’s comments and threw a few barbs of their own in, to boot. And now you have Christine Brennan at USA Today, doing the same thing:

“Tiger Woods — a man of color, obviously, and a truly historic cultural figure from the very end of the 20th century and the first part of the 21st century — answered a question about race relations by saying he was ‘really hungry.’ Tiger probably doesn’t care. History, however, most likely will.”

What, exactly, are you saying here, Christine? That “History” will actually care about what arguably the best golfer in history has to say about Donald Trump? As if hundreds of millions of people will die because of Tiger’s comments? Or that the course of “History” will be irrevocably changed because of his comments? Last I checked, all Tiger Woods ever was, was a golfer – a very good one, for sure, but in the grand scheme of things, no more, no less. And, frankly, I don’t think Tiger Woods cares how “History” will judge him beyond (I’m guessing) the son he was to his father and the father he is to his children. And that’s it. And for a so-called “journalist” like you, Christine Brennan – someone who apparently has the IQ of an ostrich – to see yourself as someone worthy of passing that kind of judgment on another human being, let alone Tiger Woods, someone who has and will influence millions more people than anything you will ever write, shows just how shallow, self-important, and ignorant you are.

But that’s the media these days. They have no sense of perspective, no sense of moderation in anything having to do with Donald Trump. Which is why they have killed journalism forever. No one cares what they’re saying anymore because every day it’s just one faux outrage after another. They think everything they say has importance, but they’re all just living in their own little cozy echo chambers, preaching to their own choirs while an increasing part of the country has learned to tune them out.

Yep, that’s the real John McCain, ol’ Maverick, keeping it classy beyond the grave. ‘Nuff said.

I read today’s latest faux outrage from the mainstream media and my thoughts echo Bill Mitchell’s:

Black people are not monkeys. They are humans, created in God’s image. Why then is the left triggered every time the word ‘monkey’ is used within 100 yards of a black person, unless of course the left immediately thinks of black people as monkeys?

Only dogs hear dog whistles.

As he says, only dogs hear dog whistles.

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