Few people write with the moral clarity of Dr. Thomas Sowell. His brief dissertation on the damage done to blacks by granting them soul-destroying “favors” is a must-read which explains much of the current racial tension in our country and its direct causes.
If you are black and still continue voting for Democrats after reading this, you are part of the problem, not the solution.
I confess I did not watch the debate. Yesterday was a long, tiring and rather unpleasant day, and I was in no mood for politics, especially since I have no candidate to vote for, only ones to vote against. I did see some footage with no sound while I waited for the local late news, and my observation was that Trump looked dour and dull, and Hillary looked like a wide-eyed robot.
Roger Simon may have it right, and We the People may have gotten the debate we deserved. Maybe we should call it the who’s less crazy debate? Trump was taking on an entire system, not just Hillary, and as I expected, moderator Lester Holt couldn’t quite keep his little fingers off the scales. I find it amusing that he is apparently a registered Republican, but does anyone believe he has ever in his entire life voted for a Republican?
I was interested in John Hinderaker’s comments, and those of Matthew Walther, though I suppose that Thomas Lifson’s point that who you are determines your opinion is correct. Jonah Goldberg is also right that how you score the debate determines who won. With those caveats, pundits and viewers had their own opinions, with the majority of snap polls favoring Trump. Perhaps the most reliable gauge is the effect the debate had on a bar full of undecideds and Democrats, who preferred Trump the gentleman to Hillary the slugger.
No one can dispute that Hillary has great command of the facts, which she emits with well-rehearsed efficiency, and while she may have made more points, Trump may have scored more. My questions is: if Hillary was truly thinking she was hitting a home run, why was she demanding during the debate that her media pals go after Trump?
He wasn’t the most stylish player, but he was bold and driven to win. He revolutionized the game of golf for the age of television and even though he made a bundle of money through endorsements as well as winning, he never forgot his rather humble origins, and he was unfailingly kind to his fans, even after he became famous. Arnold Palmer was a sports superstar who was also a gentleman, something today’s spoiled brats in the sports world would do well to attempt to emulate.
After the Clinton campaign announced it would put loudmouth billionaire Mark Cuban in the front row at the debate, Trump tweeted that he’d invite Bill Clinton’s former lover, Gennifer Flowers. The media predictably got in a huff along with the Clinton campaign, while having to simultaneously explain who Ms. Flowers was. Neither Cuban nor Flowers will attend, but Trump must be enjoying having the press bring up Bill Clinton’s character, or lack thereof, and the implication of Hillary’s bad judgment.
The alleged Seattle shooter was reported to be Hispanic, remember. As it happens, he is a Turkish immigrant — another plus for the wonderful screening process employed by our immigration system.
Be aware that the Cascade Mall is a gun-free zone. The shooter tweeted his support for Hillary Clinton last year. Gee, I wonder why. The police have not yet determined a motive, but haven’t ruled out terrorism, though based on neighbors’ comments, I’d say the inability to handle a breakup seems more likely, aided by a drug habit.
Vin Scully was not only an outstanding sportscaster, but he is also an admirable human being. I was never a great baseball fan, but I never minded the least bit listening to Scully’s smooth, clear delivery of the play-by-play of a Dodgers game. His obvious love for the game shone through in the ease with which he spoke of bunts and home runs and triple plays, and his in-depth knowledge of the players. He will be missed by many a baseball lover, and I am happy the Dodgers gave this gentleman a grand send-off into a well-deserved retirement.