Truth

No doubt you’ve heard that all six zillion Starbucks stores shut down for a couple of hours, so employees could receive anti-bias training. I believe that was a good and honorable thing. My congratulations to Starbucks for taking the initiative. No word yet on when CNN and the New York Times will do their anti-bias training.

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You may recall that I’m from Blythe and, as such, have a reputation for being slow on the uptake. Back when I was an L.A. broadcasting executive, Pepperdine University invited me to be a guest lecturer. I showed up with my own frying pan and secret ingredients, ready to demonstrate the making of chili verde tacos. From the name of the school—Pepperdine—I assumed they taught how to create spicy food.

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Had lunch yesterday with a friend who ranted about the FBI planting a spy in Donald Trump’s team. I calmed him down by explaining the FBI was just doing their job of protecting the country, due to their concern about possible Russian attempts at influencing the election. I explained that the FBI also inserted a spy in Hillary Clinton’s team because they knew about her sale of U.S. uranium to Russia, her stolen classified emails, and her fake Russian dossier. So, the FBI merely did its job by…… oops, hold on……  I’ve got to take this call from the FBI Director. I’ll be right back.

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Oh, sorry. I mislead you. I was confused but, now I understand. The FBI Director clarified that they did not put a spy in the Hillary team. Because she is a Democrat. Thank you, Mr. Director, for keeping us safe.

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Kevin Oxley, the lead protagonist in my novel, WILD BLUE: Saving the World with Duct Tape and WD-40, allowed me to print his newest bumper sticker:

Which Syllable in the

Word, Truth, Offends You?

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It appears the National Football League is finally trying to reign-in over-paid under-informed prima donnas. About time.

My brothers-in-law aren’t the only ones who stopped watching the NFL. In 2016, viewership fell almost 10%. In 2017, NFL viewership declined another 10%. I read many articles by notable sports reporters claiming nobody knew why viewership dropped so dramatically. Right. (Not one mention of dissing the national anthem.) Has political correctness gone so far that you cannot even be truthful when reporting on sports?

Meanwhile, television ratings for the three-game college football championship series earlier this year were up 18% over last year. Hmmm…

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FYI: In the standard professional football contract, a player agrees to “…conduct himself on and off the field with appropriate recognition of the fact that the success of professional football depends largely on public respect for and approval of those associated with the game.”

Yes, indeed, a team can dictate what they consider to be appropriate player behavior. Football teams are businesses. Players are employees. Duh.

Listen guys… if you don’t like the workplace rules, then go get a real job in the real world.

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We interrupt this UERT with breaking radlib© news from Washington correspondent, Trever Nump…

THANK YOU, UNK. I’VE RECEIVED A LEAKED COPY OF THE NEW “PROFESSIONAL PROTESTER” HANDBOOK TITLED, RADICAL AMERICAN BASIC INTELLECTUAL DEMEANOR (RABID). THIS IS RULE NUMBER ONE: “IT IS NOT NICE TO CALL A LIBERAL A NAME. ANYONE WHO DOES THAT IS A RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC, NAZI PIG”.

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Want a sport without anti-American politics? You might try NASCAR. Every race begins with fans and teams putting their hands over their hearts while standing for our national anthem. Then a Christian pastor says a prayer for the race teams, the country, and the military (ours).

Forty-three drivers race at 200-miles-per-hour with their cars only inches apart. And NASCAR has created safety mechanisms that really work! My wife and I love it. We watch every race together for the entire season. Some races can get a little long, so we just nap until a crash wakes us up.

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I still remember one of my old high school football cheers: Rah-rah-ree, kick ‘em in the knee. Rah-rah-rutt, kick ‘em in the, but that’s another story.

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Hey, I found a rare, almost forgotten, ancient quote that seems appropriate right now:

“Thou shalt not lie.”

—Exodus 20:16

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Finis

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