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News Roundup – Rangers fail, Kevin McCarthy cannot speak, Watching Failure

It is unclear how it could have been much worse. The Texas Rangers reportedly have one of the best bullpens in major league baseball. They are leading 10-6, at home. It is the top of the ninth inning. The Texas Rangers and their fabulous bullpen give up five runs and end up losing to the Los Angeles Angels, 11-10. It was an epic failure. It is unclear how a team comes back from such a devastating loss.

Kevin McCarthy is running for John Boehner’s old job. He has made several recent television appearances which simply did not go that well. His speaking style is somewhat difficult to understand. I am not sure whether he has dyslexia or has word-finding difficulties or what. He is difficult to understand. I mean, he really cannot speak the English language. This begs the question, how did he get elected to Congress if he cannot communicate effectively? Personally, I find it sad that he cannot communicate. He did manage to mumble and bumble himself into a huge pickle when he stated that the Benghazi Committee was specifically formed in order to hurt Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

There was a time when we really did not focus on failure in the United States. We could watch television and look for excellence. The Gong Show was the first show that I remember in which Americans would wait for contestants to fail. That was funny. That was riveting. Now, with reality TV, we look for people to fail all the time. Sure, American Idol can find some absolutely fabulous talent, but at the same time many Americans tune in to those early shows to watch folks crash and burn on national TV. There is this new show on the NFL network called Undrafted. In this show we follow NFL hopefuls. These folks were drafted and, for the most part, their prospects for making the NFL are somewhere between slim and none. I am sorry, but I do not find this compelling TV. I find it sad. On the Golf Channel, we can see the same type of thing. Web.com participants battle low-ranking PGA participants for 50 PGA cards. We can see young and up-and-coming golfers make it on the PGA tour but at the same time we can see somebody like Jhonattan Vegas, a one-time rising star who is battled injuries, struggle and then flame out.

The Craziness of Donald Trump

I was on call last night and somewhat busy. Because of a boatload paperwork in my office, I did not get an afternoon nap, so I have been up for more than 24 hours. I hope I can make some sense. If my post is completely thoughtless, let me know, I’ll fix it when I get up this afternoon.

About a year ago, I picked up the game of golf. My wife and I have been taking lessons. We play and practice together often. Because I’ve taken up golf, I have discovered the Golf Channel. Never really looked at the Golf Channel before. I guess I had no reason to. There is now a show on the Golf Channel that really is dedicated to the “greatness” of Donald Trump. The show revolves around Donald Trump opening new golf courses in Florida and Pennsylvania and somewhere in Scotland. Now, I am not a Donald Trump fan. I think that he is an egotistical knucklehead. He will do whatever is necessary to seek the limelight which is probably why he is now dabbling in politics.

Trump may be a disciplined investor, but he doesn’t seem to be all that disciplined with what comes out of his mouth. Just last month, he informed the conservatives at the CPAC convention that Rand Paul was not electable. While that may be true, I’m not sure it’s the best strategy to use in a room full of young Republicans who were drifting to Doctor Paul’s message of libertarianism.

Ever the publicity hound, Donald Trump, yesterday, released his birth certificate. Or, well, it sort of looks like a birth certificate. He released it to the conservative news outlet Newsmax. Unfortunately, that was not Donald Trump’s “official” birth certificate. Several news outlets have contacted the Trump empire and have yet to get a decent response. I find this whole incident amusing. Donald Trump’s purpose for releasing his “official” birth certificate was to try to whip up some support from the birthers. It didn’t work. Like much of Donald Trump and his persona, he tries too hard to make a splash. Unless Donald Trump can turn himself into George W. Bush, he is not a viable candidate. He flies off the handle too much and too often. He’s also ridiculously rich and flaunts it. It’s okay to be rich, but Americans don’t want you to flaunt it; at least they don’t want their president to flaunt his own personal wealth.