Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

 The U.S. women's soccer team beat England 2-1 to advance to the finals, so of course all the conservatives are rooting against them because a couple of them were rude to the whiny asshole who's spent all day slagging big cities. "Never Trumpers" are throwing continuous hissy fits that Democrats aren't falling down to their knees to give them what they want - i.e., a candidate who governs like Trump but isn't the boob he is - while studiously avoiding even pretending to know about Bill Weld's candidacy. Finally, Colin Kaepernick, Nike, & the American Flag are all again connected, & wingnuts are loosening their bowls in protest, as they do.

So a pretty good day to stay inside a book & ignore the outside world.

 Apparently, superstar Alex Morgan drank an invisible cup of tea when she scored a goal, so now all the people who apparently get legitimately upset about "sportsmanship" in billion-dollar professional sports (especially when it's from someone they're hating on) are throwing their usual stroppy. It's not a fully formed though, but I'm inclined to believe anyone who natters on about "sportsmanship" in professional sports is just looking for a way to strike back at whoever beat their team.

 Okay, so the deal out in Portland. Here's all I'm going to say about that. One, journalism is - and should be - a contact sport. You're going to waste your time about "what should be" while "what is" is trashing your car. Don't start no shit, won't be no shit, true, but you won't get the story. Hell, I don't know one professional journalist who's never been physically threatened, & that includes gardening section editors. You're getting in between two clashing ideologies made up, primarily, of suburban, bourgeoisie middle-class white kids, & you're just asking for it.

 And remember, this is a GOOD thing. One's mileage may vary of course, but it's kept me alive.

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