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Since 1960 there has been only one pitcher under six feet tall elected to the Hall of Fame.

Whitey Ford.

Read today: The difference between soccer and rugby.

With soccer you have 90% of the players running around pretending like they are injured when they are not. With rugby you have 90% of the players running around injured pretending like that they are not.

tRump According to His Butler

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Everything seemed to sparkle at the Mar-a-Lago estate here on a recent afternoon. The sun glinted off the pool and the black Secret Service S.U.V.s in the circular driveway. Palm trees rustled in a warm breeze, croquet balls clicked and a security guard stood at the entrance to Donald J. Trump’s private living quarters

“You can always tell when the king is here,” Mr. Trump’s longtime butler here, Anthony Senecal, said of the master of the house and Republican presidential candidate.

The king was returning that day to his Versailles, a 118-room snowbird’s paradise that will become a winter White House if he is elected president. Mar-a-Lago is where Mr. Trump comes to escape, entertain and luxuriate in a Mediterranean-style manse, built 90 years ago by the cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.

When the King is here. If want to know what tRump's reign over America would look like here is a preview. Forget the Bentley, load up the tumbrel carts.

Reich Wing Sturm, Drang, and Spittle at the Gym

While at the gym yesterday there was patron doing the amen chorus while watching Faux news. He was not engaged in a conversation just soapboxing lines like Hillary is an email criminal and Sanders is a communist. He was loudly informing all around of his Faux News zombie views. Normally, I don't engage in the crazies, but this was too much. I calmly pointed out how these views were incorrect and he should take time to inform himself with the facts. And off he went. It was ravings and spittle all around. I listened and responded calmly which infuriated him even more. He finally stomped off and continued to vent while staring in the mirror. I think the whole experience must be like attending a tRump rally.

Forget roid rage, more like Red State Rage. Living Blue in a Deep Red State.

My concern is that with all the bigoted bluster of tRump

getting wall-to-wall coverage the actual scariest guy in the land, Cruz, is going to stealth mode his way into power. He would push button all of us into the rapture as hostages.

Some of the most despised words I know.

Pre-existing Conditions

My response to tRump's "health care" plan.

I don't know if this has been asked before: Who will be tRump's VP choice?

I say Sheriff Joe.

Let me say I am one of the fortunate ones:

I recently went to the hospital with chest pains (everything is OK) and was kept overnight to monitor things. I am fortunate because I have health insurance.

The bill was $18,000 dollars for one night. I had to pay only a fraction of it.

This experience only reinforces my belief that Single Payer is the only to prevent the ongoing bankrupting of many people in America.


10 Year Drought Broken: Scalia Speaks Through Thomas at Oral Argument?

(CNN)For the first time in a decade, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral arguments.

Just last week, CNN wrote about the ten-year anniversary of Thomas's last question at oral arguments. That anniversary, February 22, came on the same day the Supreme Court first heard oral arguments after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who was Thomas's ideological soul mate and who had defended his lack of questions over the years.

Was that oral or Ouija Seance/arguments?

Reich Wing Senators Run and Hide to Avoid Questions About SCOTUS Obstruction

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators are finding themselves in the hot seat for promising to block President Barack Obama's potential nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

As Democrats tried to raise the pressure on their recalcitrant colleagues on Thursday by accusing them of abandoning their responsibility to the Constitution, Republicans on Capitol Hill were ducking and dodging reporters' questions on what's shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in Washington.

Several senators ran away from The Huffington Post this week as we tried to ask if they thought a Supreme Court nominee should get a hearing.

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said she had to "go vote," even though she could have talked as she walked to an elevator down the hall. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) didn't even let HuffPost get the full question out before saying, "I don't do hallway interviews." Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) said he had to "run to a meeting" and disappeared into an elevator. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) listened to the question and, with a blank look, said, "I'm not doing any interviews."

Forget run. More like slink and cower. Better if they were all frogmarched out of Washington.
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