Sixteen Tons. Tennessee Ford. I Owe My Soul To The Company Store.
A great song. Fifty plus years ago.
Delete the word “owe”. Add in its place “sold.” Now reads I Sold My Soul To The Company Store.
A day or two ago I write Senator Chuck Grassley had sucked on the public tit too long. Thirty six years. Today, Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch. Elected to the Senate for 40 years. The longest sitting Republican Senator.
He joins Grassley. Hatch has sucked on the public tit too long.
I have always admired Hatch. We got old together. He is 82 or 84.
A stand up guy in the past. Generally fighting for the right. Politics be damned. Relatively silent the past few years.
This past week, Hatch came out of the woodwork. No longer sitting quiet. Now an outspoken supporter of the Senate tax bill. I found it strange. He even shared his “poor” upbringing. Described himself as part of the lower middle class. Not poor. Try a level or two down. That is poor!
Two days ago, Hatch got to fly on Air Force One. With President Trump. Probably the first time in years he has been on Air Force One.
They headed to Hatch’s home state. Utah. There Trump removed “monuments designations” from two protected natural areas. Two million acres. He hailed Hatch. Hatch hailed Trump.
By his action, Trump opened 2 million acres to development. Commercial development. Like coal.
Coal is yesterday. No one seems to realize it, except Trump. Maybe Hatch.
Whatever, Hatch got a big share of Utah land open to eventual waste. In the process may have picked up some local glory.
Time to go, Senator. Forty years too long. Your values have changed.
I came across a quote yesterday: “Time to retire Senator…..when pedophilia is acceptable, you no longer represent our country.”
Together with Trump, Hatch is supporting the election of Alabama’s Moore.
I discussed Hatch and Grassley last night on my podcast show. The thrust…..They have sucked on the public tit too long.
Watched Syracuse/Connecticut last night following my show. Syracuse won 72-63. Syracuse played well early on. Had a 17 point lead at one time. Played Connecticut even in the second half.
Going to be a tough Syracuse year.
The game was part of the Jimmy V Classic. Purpose to raise money for cancer research. Dick Vitale spoke at half time. Introduced three young boys who are cancer survivors. Thus far. Their stories sad. Their smiles beautiful. The message send dollars so we can some day beat cancer.
George Mira. Fifty plus years ago a University of Miami football star and 1962 All-American. Professional ball followed. He now resides in Coral Gables.
Mira a Key Wester early on. Born in Key West January 11, 1942. Played football at Key West High School.
Trump screwing things up again. Bad judgments on his part.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate stood trial for murder of a young lady in San Francisco. After a lengthy trial, he was acquitted last week.
As far as I am concerned, the jury spoke. It is the American way.
Apparently Trump was not satisfied. Thought justice not done. Attorney General Sessions and other federal officials announced two federal indictments. One for possession of a firearm, the other being an immigrant in possession of a firearm.
Zarate a non-white immigrant.
What else was to be expected!
The other involves Trump and Jerusalem.
It has been advised Trump will announce tomorrow that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and that in due course he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
Trump a trouble maker. Does not know when to leave well enough alone.
Enjoy your day!