NBA

I often use a three-word idiom to explain human behavior; accident, coincidence, and trend. The current anti-Semitic controversy surrounding the demonstrations of ignorance by NBA star Kyrie Irving makes my point. His accidents of language have stopped being funny, are not a coincidence, and have become a trend. In 2017...

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  • November 4, 2022

Burned out at the end of the Joy-Ann Reid hour on MSNBC, I am ready for mindless tv. By that time, my intellectual palette is dulled by the talk of the continuous meal foisted on me of tasteless conservative ambrosia. A nice, seared steak of the NBA playoffs or a good...

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  • July 9, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 2021

Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots...

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  • May 7, 2021

Yesterday was a very busy day for me so I’m playing catch up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from former Air Force Pilot and U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY) on behalf of her new organization, Democratic Majority Action PAC: RoJo The Traitor Since I told you about my...

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  • May 7, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what...

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  • March 13, 2021

Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) had some harsh words yesterday: x “We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God, or natural disasters. It has everything to do with the leadership and those in the positions of public trust who have failed us,” says...

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  • February 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Only 50.1% of registered voters in Texas voted in 2018. And that was after one of the biggest voter registration surges Texas had ever seen. So...

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  • October 24, 2020

Men’s basketball has been in the Bubble and fittingly (I guess) the women are in the Wubble. Baseball is playing before packed houses of canned noise and football began in earnest yesterday, before empty seats of orange, blue, and green. Boxing and professional wrestling (if you consider that a sport)...

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  • September 14, 2020

Good God, Little Lord Fauntleroy. Read the room. What exactly are you trying to accomplish with this response? Way to seize the moment with your creepy little Lobster Boy claws. x Jared Kushner on athlete protests: “The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re...

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  • August 27, 2020

During a postgame press conference yesterday, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had a powerfully emotional reaction to the recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Against the backdrop of the Republican National Convention — which has included a litany of white grievances and a fusillade of racial scaremongering —...

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  • August 26, 2020

One could not help being moved by the sheer empathy displayed by MSNBC Host Hallie Jackson, who used her return from maternity leave to make an important point. Hallie Jackson shows uncharacteristic empathy x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I was so impressed with Hallie Jackson's statement...

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  • August 20, 2020

Paul Kane at The Washington Post has an op-ed out where he highlights a “confluence of events” that give Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) an edge in taking out vulnerable corrupt U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) in the upcoming special election: Warnock, as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church,...

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  • August 9, 2020

From The New York Times: As Representative Doug Collins went booth to booth at a recent Republican jamboree in northeast Georgia’s Rabun County, he was a hero, not an insurgent. No one knocked him for splitting the party with his bid against the state’s junior senator, Kelly Loeffler, who is...

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  • July 9, 2020

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: This is our first of regular newsletters we will be sending around to Team Joe supporters from Vice President Biden. We hope you find this entertaining, informative, and a place to connect with the VP and our team....

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  • March 26, 2020

All gains since Trump’s inaugural have been lost as the stock market hit two circuit breakers today while Trump led the WH daily briefing. Trump still believes that he will be re-elected, and in the absence of rallies, today’s presser was used to promote sinophobia and insult Joe Biden. Today’s...

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  • March 18, 2020

Ryan Cooper at The Week doesn’t mince words: The outbreak of coronavirus has become a full-blown epidemic in the United States. The NBA has suspended its season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert came down with the disease (after scoffing at disease precautions, and possibly infecting many others as a result)....

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  • March 13, 2020

Throne room cootie report has Trump restricting European travel to US, except for the UK meaning that the Brits will be a meatshield for air travel transfers from the Continent. Folks from Korea can still come to the US. And there are commerce exceptions to/from Asia and elsewhere. Meanwhile, the NBA is...

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  • March 12, 2020

politicalwire.com/… http://www.economist.com/… YouGov has released a poll showing Democrats are taking the coronavirus pandemic much more seriously and are taking more precautions than Republicans. The poll taken March 8 throught March 10 showed 61% of Democrats are very or somewhat worried about coronavirus but only 37% of Republicans are. Some...

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  • March 11, 2020

Usually, when the word ‘just’ is used it is often seen as a reductive descriptor of one’s character, in this case, the word just made Kobe Bryant closer to us. On August 23, 1978, I sat next to my middle son’s bassinet and stared down at my then 7-month old...

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  • January 27, 2020

A distortion that probably didn’t need publicity because the sample is flawed. “The survey from Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday found that 47 percent of registered voters polled said the Democratic Party has moved “too far left;” however, most of those voters identified as Republicans.” By contrast, 37 percent of...

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  • October 25, 2019

x “Look, I don't want you to rob the bank. I think robbing the bank is a bad idea, and I do not endorse it. Now watch as I disable the alarm and tell the security guard to go on break.” https://t.co/sbIKJkl2Mo— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) October 9, 2019 Another...

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  • October 9, 2019

If you’re a Canadian team made up almost entirely of Americans that plays in a predominantly American league and you win that league’s championship, should you visit the White House? Well, not if the pr*sident is as patently un-American as our ocher abomination. And, yes, that appears to be the answer...

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  • June 23, 2019

Unlike the title suggest, the configuration of race and war in the immediate future may have a new facade. I fear a new war, but not because of any perceived weakness on the part of the United States or the capabilities of its’ fighting men. In fact, my nephew has...

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  • June 21, 2019

Twice, most recently in 1980, the tiny village of Lake Placid, New York, which has fewer people than my hometown of Westville, Illinois, hosted the Olympic Winter Games. The Winter Olympics are a massive undertaking, with multiple different sports venues needed and a necessity for a relatively large spectator capacity...

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  • February 19, 2019

We need a serious Howard Schultz presidential run like we need another government shutdown. Of course, we could get both. Let’s hope we get neither. Schultz must know his controversial tenure as owner of the Seattle SuperSonics is a major vulnerability as he ramps up for an independent run for president....

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  • January 28, 2019

“Foreclosure King” and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had some deeply dumb — but lap-dog loyal — things to say about President Trump’s NFL comments on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.  His brief comments on this subject were so wrong, so facile and so destructive that they deserve special attention.   RADDATZ: And...

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