Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Stew

Having been a long while since some observations have been posted here, it's time to break out the old go to in the blogging world ... the variety of thoughts regarding politics and sports.

With U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) now in the race for the presidency in 2016, will the main stream media FINALLY start putting some focus on real issues that millions of Americans deal with every day?
Bernie Sanders
Still doubtful on that one as the fact the Trans Pacific Partnership, another BAD trade deal for the USA, is being rammed down our throats by President Obama and the MSM just goes along with it, not pointing out the failures that NAFTA and CAFTA have been. No, they concentrate on the latest trending stories like the verdict of the Boston Marathon bomber case and the tragic Amtrak train wreck in Pennsylvania.
Granted, these are big news stories but they are not the only thing going on in the United States and they really don't affect millions of Americans like poverty (due to increasing wealth inequality in the USA) and unemployment, which eventually leads to what we saw in Baltimore a few weeks ago.
It's time the U.S. Congress stop catering to their corporate masters and focus on what really matters, serving the interests of millions (99 percent) of Americans in this country.
Not holding my breath on this one.

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush (pictured right) continuing to back track on his statements he would go into Iraq just like brother George did twelve years ago. The brother of the former U.S. President said knowing what he now knows, he wouldn't have done anything different than George, Jr. did in 2003 and when the blow back hit, all of a sudden Jebbers realized he put his foot in mouth BIG TIME.
Too late!

How about that American Pharoah?
The thoroughbred won the Preakness Stakes (in Baltimore) yesterday by nearly seven lengths and will go for the triple crown of horse racing at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. However, the Kentucky Derby winner is facing tough odds as the feat hasn't been accomplished in that sport since 1978, which was 37 years ago.
Good luck!

The republican "clown car" of 2016 presidential campaign hopefuls continues to grow each week and rumors are swirling that Sarah Palin, the woman who just won't go away, may jump into the race.

Norman Goldman with Jim Irwin in Chicago
On a more personal and local note, political talk radio host Norman Goldman came to Chicago this past week and talked on a variety of political topics with live audiences in a two-day period. Yours truly was in attendance at one of the venues and let me tell you, this man doesn't hold back.
In particular, Goldman assured the audience he is all for Bernie Sanders being in the race for president in 2016, but that he must change his "sales" approach if he wants to have a legitimate shot of beating Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Calling yourself a "Democratic socialist" won't play well in this country even if your proposals are in tune with the 99 percent of Americans.
Fair enough.

Finally, Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and here's hoping people all across the land will take some time off to relax from the daily grind and enjoy themselves with family and friends this year.

Enjoy the day!

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