It’s Solheim Cup time. This is the ladies version of the Ryder Cup for those that read this and don’t know.
We’re off to a good start…
But that amazing drive doesn’t matter if you can’t make the putt…..
Onto some Politics
Krauthammer makes a lot of valid points here. This should be over with already. The President and his party – the party of Lincoln – should know that he needs the moral compass to just say,”This is wrong and this is not what we stand for.” His agenda and what the American public need is your mission. Jobs and economic growth. That’s your mission, Mr. President.
Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, and longtime Trump supporter had some harsh words for him yesterday.
Also, Fox News and 21st Century Fox’s CEO James Murdock had these words for the President which seems to be what should be being said by everyone…
“I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.”
Many of the pieces are coming together. But, like Dan Patrick says above, the post season is a whole different animal. You can get by winning in the regular season and even win by huge margins but then you have to make sure the pressure of the playoffs and the World Series doesn’t get to you.
John McCain showed up and cast the deciding vote. $20 million would have been less insured and premiums would have been raised according to the early CBO estimates. It’s also not very often that I’ll say that ‘Donald Trump’ was right….but he was right when he said that Australia has far better insurance than we do.
Boys Scouts CEO Apologizes
Why does everything need to be politically oriented? Why can’t you just show up and talk about the importance of values in the Boy Scouts? Read the full letter from the CEO here.
I spent my Tuesday night sitting at a Cochlear Implant Support group in Carmel Mountain Ranch. After all of these consults, we’re still undecided on which she wants done. So many options. My wife had a bad cold and went to the Doctor when she couldn’t hear out of her ear. Physicians told her that it was just blockage due to fluid in the ear. Fast forward a bit and we find out that it wasn’t a blockage. That she had an ear infection and because she wasn’t treated with steriods soon enough – she was left with no hearing in one ear.
Anyway. The Cochlear is a more invasive procedure that, fortunately, my wife only lost hearing in one ear. The Cochlear Company does make a product called the Baha that uses bone conductive technology for sending sound directly through the bone of your skull to your sound processing parts of the brain. These are all options far more advanced than hearing aids.
On a slightly funny note. The room probably had an average age of seventy years old. Cochlear sends in this representative with a Audiologist speciality who is this representative for Cochlear. Just so happens to be a beautiful twenty-five year old.?!?! What do I do while I’m sitting through this? I find Dr. Laura on social media. I find her mentioned on a Cochlear website, I find her last name, and then I find her Linkedin page.
I start playing a game with myself where I’m wanting to predict her salary. As we walk out, I say to my wife ,”Look for the most expensive car in the parking lot.”
BMW Series 8 Car with IDrive. Yep. I find it and then I’m thinking her salary is more 500k-600k a year.
Cochlear has a good gig. They know their products are covered by insurance and that the upgrades in processors are covered under insurance every five years. Can you imagine if Apple had their IPhone’s covered by insurance? How much would their sales increase?
Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy talks about what it’s like working with Robert Downey Jr on Avengers: Infinity War.
Isn’t this shameful? This just shows you how incompetent our Congressional Leaders are. I personally think it’s a good thing. You can’t go from giving people something to taking it all away. Playing politics with people’s health care is NEVER good. But what happened with Donald Trump’s ability to negotiate this big deals and all of that. So far everything has been just along party lines. When will he realize that he’s the President for ALL people. That means at times you do things that are against what your direct party stands for and what is best for the many. If you know that Obamacare is going to cause many problems for Americans – so of which did vote for you – you have an obligation to HELP them. You can’t just keep playing politics with their health care. David Gergen says it best below:
It’s Saturday morning. Good morning everyone. We’re off to the races.
I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the tribute that Los Angeles paid to the original Batman. The one that I grew up watching on the tv screen in re-runs. A little odd that I thought they were always live. RIP Adam. To the Batcave Robin….
Pete and Gary Scramble
My buddies Pete and Gary are off to be part of Sycuan’s two man scramble for seniors. By seniors – you have to be fifty or older. I’m a bit over ten years out so I won’t be taking part in that. Guys – play well. Try to limit yourself to just one bogey and you guys will be solid.
Damn this course is making it look easy at times for the boys. I thought this was supposed to be the most challenging course in the US and weren’t they also the same body that decided to cut down some of the rough because it was too penalizing. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the scoreboard.
Some of the best shots from round 2:
Tommy and England
My step-son Tommy had signed up to go to this study abroad for a month thing at Oxford about six months ago. Then the ‘looney’ events happened in England and SDSU sent out this email saying that they were monitoring the situation but not cancelling the event. For whatever reason, Tommy got freaked out and no longer wants to attend. Originally, I had thought there was a small fear factor. But as I was crunching the numbers. Large amount of people – small amount of people effected. Give me numbers.
The largest amount of people were effected in the 80s.
Terror is killing far fewer people in the UK now than it was in the 1980s
I just have this feeling that he’s missing out and missing out on a good opportunity. What’s worse is when you ask him about why he no longer wants to go. You get vague answers and not very thought out responses. But at the end of the day, it’s definitely his decision and he has to live with it.
Anyone heard John Butler Trio play guitar. This guy can just flat out play…..
I’ve taken a few days off from writing on my website. Now back to the fire…
Comey gave his testimony yesterday on the hill. What was gained? We learned that Donald Trump is a strange man. Comey said he felt uncomfortable with the nature of his personal meetings with Trump, including a private dinner at the White House. He said Trump told him he had “hope” that the then-director would “let Flynn go,” and that he took the suggestion as a “direction.” Is that obstruction of justice? Nope. Is it stupid? Yep. If this were litigated it would probably be called ‘Trump vs Competence”. Guess who wins?
What was odd? Usually, after an event like this, you’d have former Attorney Generals and White House aides lined up to defend the President. Not in this case. Well, Donald had Donald Trump Jr. – but former aid to George Bush Jr took care of him well.
“A guy who kills baby elephants for kicks to be giving James Comey a lesson in character is rich at best, and pathetic at worst,” she said.
First Wednesday Tournament
I’ve played in two of these events where we were just crazy under par. First one was a scramble at Cottonwood. Second – last Wednesday. The format was two – Best Balls of Four. So you just take your lowest two scores in the group and that’s what you post. You wouldn’t know how well we played by some of the videos that I took.
This weekend – the Club Championship.
Holding strong at the box office. Huge success. Now the big issue is can they get the director back for the sequel?!?