Do sports fans think team owners control their players like cattle (or slaves)??

Headline from CNBC:

I got vile, racist voicemails after LeBron James called Trump a ‘bum,’ says Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

It appears that this may, indeed, be the case.

Which is fucked in the head.

If you believe a basketball player or a football player is restricted to shooting or passing the ball and tackling — and that’s it — no opinions, no human feelings, no behaviors outside of the one pleasing to fans, you’re fucked in the head.

You need to come back to reality because you’ve been watching too much sports on tv.

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OMG, this banker is so full of shit!

From Bloomberg here:

“He was the president of the entire United States — financial services are under that umbrella,” said former UBS Group AG executive Robert Wolf, an early supporter who joined the Obama Foundation board this year. “He doesn’t look at Wall Street like, ‘Oh, these are individuals who don’t want the best for the country.’ He doesn’t stereotype.”

This is classic Wall Street word salad.  It makes a tiny bit of sense but it is slathered with plenty of bullshit.

Wall Street is fine with anything that is good for the country but if you force them to choose between something that pays them and something that is good for the country they will choose what pays them every god damned time.

For example it would be great to have a transaction tax on stock trades that will pay for universal health care for low income Americans.  That would be great for America but not for Wall Street — how about that big guy?

And this asshole shouldn’t try to pretend otherwise as all officers and executives of large corporations are legally bound to deliver as much profit to their owners (shareholders, including themselves) as possible.

Will internet vampires Facebook and Google get their wings clipped? #hopeso

From the Guardian here:

The revelation came as the growing influence of major tech companies has become a topic of bipartisan concern in Washington DC, and voices on Capitol Hill are getting louder about the need for more oversight of the digital giants’growing role in American politics.

Please God, let the universe be fair and have our internet overlord take a 2X4 in the face, in their reputations, and most importantly in their bottom lines.

I don’t ask for much.

Who the fuck is the alt-left?

From the Daily Beast here:

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch. But there is another side,” Trump said, adding there were “very fine people on both sides” of the demonstrations.

You have to give piece of shit Trump some props here.  He absolutely refuses to ever admit that he’s wrong and he will circle back and continue to dig his own grave over and over and over.

I don’t know of any alt-left.  Is he talking about antifa groups or black bloc violent socialists?  If he’s so big into the facts he can and should name names.  I haven’t heard anyone say either one of those groups was there.

I think it’s a little problematic for tens of millions of Americans for him to say there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ of the demonstrations.

He should just put a white hood on and go blow a klansman if he feels that way.

I was going to type that the asshole side of Trump’s personality is relentless but then I thought there is no other side.  Sometimes he’s a flattering bitch so I guess he’s either a flattering bitch or relentlessly committed asshole.

You would think if President PeeNutz ever wanted to accomplish anything he would maybe pick and choose the places where he’s such a complete asshole, but I’m not holding my breath.

I guess he’s powerless, he can’t help hisself.

 

 

 

 

Quote of the day!

From Bloomberg here:

The U.S. public didn’t quite buy Clinton’s “the Russians did it” line last year, and she lost the election. By now, though, many Americans are sold on it. That may be an Iraq-sized mistake, leading to a dangerous failure to recognize that Donald Trump’s victory was an American phenomenon, not a Russian-made one. Authoritarian regimes such as Putin’s routinely use external enemies to gloss over domestic divisions and distract the public from problems at home. In a functioning democracy, such tactics should not succeed.