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Defending a Loyal Supporter

I have to admit that who I am defending here isn’t just a loyal supporter, he is my campaign manager.  He has a habit of making bonehead decisions.  Some of those bonehead decisions have involved my campaign.  Let’s just say I won’t be campaining in Liechtenstein any time soon.

There was something he posted in a New York Mets fan page on Facebook.  (Why he’s a Mets fan is beyond my comprehension, but I digress.)  It was in a reply to a high school pitcher throwing his fourth consecutive no-hitter and fellow Mets fans suggesting the Mets try to sign him.  For some reason, some people took it as a racist remark, but I did not.  Below is his comment:

“If he becomes a Mexican or Dominican citizen, he could pitch for the Mets now.”

It is said that New York fans are knowledgeable about sports.  They just don’t know who to root for.  (Go Nationals!)  The key word that he said in his quote is “citizen.”  It is key because of current Major League Baseball rules.  Major League rules prohibit a U.S. ball ballplayer from being drafted before his 18th birthday.  Teams are allowed to draft players from Latin American countries when the player turns 16 years old.

People responding to the post  did not see the word “citizen”  and jumped on the “Mexican” and “Dominican” comments.  One of them further suggested that the poster was unaware that Omar Minaya was no longer the General Manager of the Mets.  Some people have accused Minaya of favoring Latino players as free agents.  The original post does not suggest that the Mets favor Latino players. He later explained that the Mets should try to get the player (a non-Latino) to become a citizen of a Latin America country.

It’s funny how so many things end up like a Three’s Company episode.

April 20, 2011 Posted by | campaign, commentary, editorial, humor, scandal | , , , , , | 6 Comments

2011 and the Supreme Court

This week I will be taking a look at what will be happening to Washington in 2011. I will be looking at the House, the Senate, the White House, the Supreme Court, and Federal agencies. Today I will look at the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court claims to be impartial, but let’s face it:  There are 5 Republicans and 4 Democrats on the court.  Many of the recent rulings have gone 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas voting Republican.  Justices Steven Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor voting with the Democrats.  There are instances when there is a bipartisan agreement, but this is limited to 9-0 decisions not to hear cases.

It’s a bit more difficult to guess what the Supreme Court will decide because many of the cases haven’t been filed yet.  The Supreme Court is a little like Major League Baseball in one matter:  The cases they hear are like the regular season and post season in baseball.  The week when they announce their decisions on the cases they heard is similar to when baseball announces their awards for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year.  Another similarity is both have nine uniformed people in their lineups.

One upcoming case is “Montana v. Wyoming“.  while this is going to be settled in a judicial court, I would have settled it on a basketball court between the University of Montana and the University of Wyoming.  These games could generate revenue for the schools and could cut tuition costs.

While it is hard to figure out how the Supreme Court will rule on cases they haven’t heard yet, there is a good chance it will be 5-4.

January 7, 2011 Posted by | commentary, economy, humor, issues, satire, Washington | , , , | 2 Comments

   

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