Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Quick Hits: Volume CXC

- Today's "progressives" perfectly embody the proverb "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." 

The latest lunacy?

The push by several NBA teams to remove the title "owner" from the person who purchases and manages the team has earned the praise of social justice warrior and the wokest of woke rapper, Common.

Speaking with TMZ Sports, the politically outspoken performer said the term owner "never sat right with me."

"I'm so pleased," Common told the outlet. "The term owner — it didn't sit right with me. The history of what we have and we are as black people in this country ... it's just not really being considerate of the history."

The title "owner" refers to a person owning a sports franchise and all the rights associated with it. To define that as owning human beings is beyond asinine. The relationship between owner and player is similar to that of, say, the CEO of Target and an IT professional at Target headquarters. And to imply either of those relationships are even the slightest resemblance to a slave owner and slave is to trivialize what slaves endured.

Have I mentioned lately that we live in very stupid times???

- Here is a headline from the Washington Post on June 7:

Dodgeball is tool of 'oppression' used to 'dehumanize' others, researchers argue.

Aaaaaaand three days later from The Hill:

Michelle Obama to lead female celebrity dodgeball team in 'Late Late Show' face-off.

Those damn leftists and their science denials.

- This reads like a Martin Scorsese movie.

Police in the Dominican Republic believe former Boston Red Sox star David 'Big Papi' Ortiz was shot by two cops hired by a Dominican Republic drug lord who believed the baseball player was having an affair with his wife, DailyMail.com has learned.

Three law enforcement sources confirmed the motive on Monday as Ortiz, 43, recovered in the hospital.

The drug lord has not been named.

On Monday, Ortiz's representative Leo Lopez denied that the shooting had anything to do with a woman but said it was the act of 'hired' killers.

'There is no doubt that it was an act of hired killers.

'If we had known that there was a dangerous situation, he would not have been there at that moment,' Leo Lopez told Diario Libre.

Ortiz has since been flown to Mass General in Boston where additional procedures have taken place. He is now being reported as "stable."

Between an American woman being brutally assaulted, an American couple found dead in their hotel room and multiple individuals mysteriously dying or becoming violently ill, the Dominican Republic should pretty much be avoided when considering a foreign vacation destination.


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