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College football returns

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Behind the headlines:

The Big Ten has reversed itself and decided to play an 8-game football season. Everything is back to normal — college football is mostly about the money, but it is also about the opportunity for players to have the experiences they agreed to when they accepted their scholarships.

From an AP story on college football’s return:

The Southeastern Conference, which intends to begin a league-only schedule on Sept. 26, is requiring players to be tested three times a week, as are the A.C.C. and the Big 12.

I hope someone keeps track of which players are kept out of games. Will they be starters or second- and third-stringers? In other words, will playing time for those who test positive depend on a player’s star quality?

Just think about it. If you are a coach, what better way to affect your opponent’s season than to have your COVID-positive player, the identity of which you have shielded, line up against the other team’s star lineman or skill-position player? And, when the opponent’s star player tests positive the next week, will that coach be tempted to shield the result, too?

This is an integrity test for institutions of higher education. How will they perform? Does anybody want to place a bet?

Dear Mr. President:

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

I have to wear a mask because of inconsiderate people like you. When will you learn this simple truth?

Incompetence

Or side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Headline:

Trump attacks mayor after deadly shooting in Portland

Story:

“Wheeler is incompetent, much like Sleepy Joe Biden,” Trump said of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

One unidentified person was killed in the Saturday night shooting, and police are seeking more information about the incident. It occurred at the same time as clashes between Trump’s supporters and protesters in the city streets.

One person dead–Mayor incompetent.

Applying the “Trump rule:”

More than 180,000 people dead–President incompetent.

It is too easy to make fun of this incompetent fool. He is the court jester–right?

Today Trump was formally nominated for a second term

Our side is corrupt, but the the other side is more corrupt.

I did not need a single book by a relative or an audiotape of a sister to know that Donald Trump is a waste of a human being. I wonder when Republicans will discover that.

Oh–I forgot–democratic politics is the art of getting re-elected.

Democrat Proclamation

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Now that the USPS has become a tool of the White House, Democrats should proclaim this for the next 75 days:

“Under no circumstances will a Democrat concede an election loss in the 2020 election.”

Dear Tom Perez:

Say after me — “Under no circumstances will a Democrat concede an election loss in the 2020 election.” For once, it would get the Democrats ahead of Republican strategists.

Addendum:

Now that Republicans are sponsoring law enforcement at polling places, Democrats should proclaim:

“Under no circumstances will a Democrat concede an election loss in the 2020 election.”

College FB in the fall

Our sides is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Headline:

Donald Trump pushes for college football to be played this fall

Behind the Headline:

Donald Trump never wanted college football to play this fall. If he had, he would have shut down the economy last April-May. Why was that so difficult to understand? We could have football this fall, if the President had just a tiny bit of understanding, imagination, strength, courage, humility and generosity.

Imagine this before voting

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

To keep ourselves safe during the pandemic we need accurate information about the number of infections and deaths in each region of the country. If Trump is elected in November, what is the likelihood those data will be available throughout next year? (Respond with your likelihood estimate.)

Yes–this pandemic will be with us through 2021. Or are you waiting for it to magically disappear? You can vote on that, too:

  • magical disappearance
  • or sustained into late 2021 (even with a vaccine).

The Republican plan is for renters to be evicted.

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

The main reason Republicans are not extending the eviction moratorium is to suppress the votes of poor people. After finding a new place to live, evicted people will have only a few weeks to change their address information on voter registration forms. And Republicans will know which votes to target with accusations of fraud.

Republicans are the party of dirty tricks. Their base loves dirty tricks–the dirtier the better (Lee Atwater and Roger Stone).

Why aren’t Democrats calling out Republicans for this strategy? If they are too stupid to see the Republican plan, they deserve to lose. I hope Democrats are ready with assistance for evicted renters.

Can you count?

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Hey Donald! Can you count the months between the end of July and the election?

August is 1, September is 2, and October is 3. Did you get that? We will ask that, again, at the end.

If you order a total lockdown at the end of July, the resulting progress against the pandemic will be apparent just before the election. And only then will the economy be ready to come back, which would be another positive development.

I dare you to take my advice, but I warn you. If you do, you will have to admit you were wrong about the miraculously vanishing pandemic. And admitting you were wrong puts you in the ranks of presidents weaker than Obama, who was never wrong about the epidemics he faced.

So, keep taking the advice of Stephen Miller. He knows your base is cheering on your cruelty to immigrants, Democrats, and minorities.

Now–can you count the months between July and November?

August is ? September is ? October is ?

Please don’t be angry

Our side is corrupt, but the other side is more corrupt.

Headline

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump’s wrath

Translation

The Pentagon does not want to anger the child who is Commander in Chief.

Same Page Headline

Illinois Speaker implicated in scheme

Translation

Democrats are corrupt, too.

You gotta love the American political system–the greatest in the world–really?