While this is being written a week ago the Washington shutdown may have already been solved. Last week following President Trumps Tuesday night address on the border crisis, the two sides-Republican and Democrat-seemed firmly entrenched in their opposite positions. While the President in a very short speech summarized the situation, the opposition continued to call the crisis “a manufactured thing”. In their rebuttal to the President, Chuck and Nancy seemed blissfully unimpressed when exposed to the substantiated facts that Trump had expounded.
As far as the slightly rattled Pelosi is concerned, she continues to call The Wall “immoral”. Perhaps she should schedule her next vacation to Rome instead of Hawaii so that she could talk to one of the world’s most highly figures-the Pope. Once there she could tell him how immoral it is to have a high wall around the Vatican. Also taking her logic to a final conclusion it would seem that she is in favor of taking down the current existing wall between the U.S and Mexico***
DECORUM OUT THE WINDOW. Most liberals are noted for their penchant to use objectionable language but even that was superseded by the freshman Congress Women who used a foul expletive in public when calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump. As the new House leader, Pelosi failed to set the parameters for civility on the part of her cohorts.
Another wild-eyed socialist, Ocasio-Cortez, who is now the new face of the Democratic party according to the DNC chairman, Tom Perez, is ranting and raving in such a manner that she is making Bernie Sanders look like a conservative. The same O-C has become a media darling of the leftist press as they cover her every move and utterance even to her dismal rooftop dancing video.
In her acceptance speech when she was handed the gavel Pelosi launched into a series of platitudes that were similar to a high school student body president’s diatribe.
Scurrilous and vituperative language on the Democrats side was on full display during the recent Kavanaugh hearings. A lot of the language coming from the left is downright nasty***.
MORE COBB TRIVIA. In the recent columns about local news man Ty Cobb there was not room to mention one of the most innovative changes he made when it came to gathering local sports news. He founded an organization that was named Sierra Nevada Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association-better known by its acronym SNSBRA. His idea was to have a weekly luncheon on Tuesdays where-at local reporters, radio and T.V. commentators would meet to listen to coaches, sports figures and event promoters dispense information about upcoming athletic events. The purpose of the association was twofold; to give the press the opportunity to get their weekly dose of sports news at one sitting and to make it easy for those giving the info to reach the local media at a single stop. The initial President was Ty himself, followed by sporting goods store owner Link Piazzo who was followed by news man Carl Digino and lastly by the writer. In addition to its main purpose the club was also attended frequently by prominent sports figures which prompted Ty to setup an “athlete of the month” and eventually “athlete of the year”. The most famous winners in those categories as I recall were Alex Cushing, founder of the 1960 winter Olympics at Squaw Valley and UNR boxer Ted Contri. In Contri’s case his event was marked by a prestigious speaker, former heavy weight champion Max Baer***.
ADDITIONAL LIBERAL HIGHLIGHTS. Among the dozen of presumptive Democrat candidates for President in 2020 the first to jump in to the water was the non-Indian Elizabeth Warren. In an effort to humanize herself to the electorate her T.V. spot featured her swilling a beer from a bottle. Just as Hilary Clinton was unable to develop a likable persona, Warren is having even more trouble. She immediately left for Iowa, perhaps to sample some corn liquor. Since her approval rating has taken a nose dive after her well-publicized DNA test she ranks pretty low on the potential winners list. One of her chief opponents Beto O’Rourke is taking a solo trip across the country to test his chances. So far his greatest political assets are that he looks like Bobby Kennedy and he can enter a stage on a skate board. He maybe more of a socialist the Warren.