The Presidential Debate this evening is going to be fantastic! West Side Story’s classic song words have been running through my head all morning: Tonight, tonight won’t be just any night…..
The shame of it all is that the subject matter won’t be what it should be. Sex should not form the basis of one’s vote. We have heard extremely little in this campaign re issues.
A corporate America type activity took place yesterday that could have had disastrous consequences. I refer to the Notre Dame/North Carolina State football game. Played in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the midst of Hurricane Matthew.
The bottom line the motivation for the game to proceed. Money. Not the health and safety of the players.
I watched the game awhile in the afternoon. The field in most places was covered in water. Appeared at least six inches in many places. Heavy rain off and on. Players falling and sliding all over the place. A broken leg or arm possible. Fortunately, one did not occur.
The young men on the field had talent. Some big time talent. Notre Dame’s quarterback DeShone Kizer is expected to be the #1 pick in the draft. A serious injury could have negated his professional career.
Universities are run like corporations. Been this way for at least 40 years. The schools playing yesterday receive hefty pay from TV for performing. Reschedule the game and who knows to when, whether advertising fees will be the same, etc.
So everyone from TV to league officials to university leadership opted to play.
Sports writer Keith Arnold said it best, “An act of God is no place for a football game.”
The final score was North Carolina State 10, Notre Dame 3. The game not representative of the talents of either team.
Another great dinner with Liz! Hot Tin Roof.
The Hot Tin roof is different without Joseph. Probably just me. I sensed his not being there.
Amazes me. In spite of every negative thing impacting Trump this past week, Liz is still voting for Trump. My sense is not because he is the better of the two. Rather because she is a die hard Republican.
Oh Syracuse, my Syracuse. Another bad football day. Syracuse lost to Wake Forest 28-9. Fortunately, the basketball season is less than two months away.
I watched the Syracuse game when I got home last night. Caught the last quarter.
Key deer continue to be in the news. The screwworm problem. A killer. The disease easily transferable from one animal to another.
Key deer are small deer. Tiny. A subspecies of white tailed deer. Only found in the mid Florida keys. In the area of Big Pine, No Name Key and a few small islands off the keys. No where else in the world.
In the 195o’s, Key deer were close to extinction. Only 25-50 left. The federal government considered them an endangered species. The National Key Deer Refuge was established in 1957. Key deer were protected.
Today, there are more than 1,000 Key deer. A far cry from the 25-50 of the 1950’s.
The screwworm has invaded the Key deer refuge. Already 50 euthanized. Eight since last Sunday.
There is a cure. Sterilized male screwworm flies. Successfully tested and used over the years to rid an area of the problem. Safe for humans, other animals and anything that grows in the earth. Planes will start dropping the flies this week. 2.5 million of them. Then 1,000 more a week for several weeks.
I wrote about the screwworm problem a couple of days ago. Repeat it today.
With an additional observation. The sterilized male screwworm flies are not genetically modified. Merely radiated. Nothing added. The male flies shoot blanks.
Enjoy your Sunday!