July 1, 2015

Wondering, on Wednesday (v35)

The sound of 'Dump Trump' continues to echo across the land.  His Hairness is experiencing some nice fallout from his comments as he announced his candidacy for President that,
when Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their bet. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with (them). They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.
Not surprisingly, those comments, which were accompanied by others regarding the giant wall that Trump would build on the border - and have Mexico pay for - were not well received, and folks are jumping ship. NBC, Macy's, Univision, the beauty pageants Trump has - all are giving him the proverbial 'you're fired' message.  He's also in hot water with professional golf organizations; Trump proclaimed that he's got "tremendous support" because "they know (he's) right."  On the contrary, golf says this:
In response to Mr. Trump's comments about the golf industry "knowing he is right" in regards to his recent statements about Mexican immigrants, we feel compelled to clarify that those remarks do not reflect the views of our organizations.  While the LPGA, PGA of America, PGA Tour and USGA do not usually comment on presidential politics, Mr. Trump's comments are inconsistent to our strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment in the game of golf.
I'm wondering whether Trump will allow these organizations to play on his courses in the future?

Speaking of golf, let us all give a polite golf cap for the NY State Legislature, and our Sonofa Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Together, they've proven once again that when it comes to giving taxpayers their money back, par for the course is good enough for them.

You see, our esteemed legislators have decided that New Yorkers need a property tax rebate again; they passed this version, a $1.3B deal, as part of the end-of-session package. While this year's version is tied to household income and the STAR program, it bears a big similarity to the last one: passed during an odd-numbered year, the checks will come during an even numbered year. Right before the election. If you ask me, this should be illegal. (Is it any wonder that they're not asking me?)

Here's another thing I wonder about: when a person commits a crime, such as the Charleston murders, and is then captured and admits to committing the crime, is there any reason why the media refers to the criminal as the 'alleged' or 'accused' killer?  He admitted he did it; why isn't he referred to as the 'admitted' killer?  Lawyers and psychiatrists and the rest will do their part to try and secure a fair outcome when things come to trial, but I think in the meantime, we should be able to describe him as he describes himself.

And finally, the field of notable Republican candidates for President has increased yet again. Here are the players that have officially entered the fray: Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Trump.

If they all were to agree to play a round on one of Trump's courses, I wonder who would win, and who would wear the worst pants?