I am starting to hate Fox. They have the Yanks and the Red Sox, the greatest rivalry in sports, tied for first with two games to go against each other, and they keep putting it in a teeny box on the bottom right of the screen so they can show what’s going on in Indians -v- White Sox. I know that’s an important game, and I assume it is being shown as the main game in the Cleveland and Chicago markets. But I want to watch the Yanks and the Sox. They can give me scoring updates in the other game, but I don’t want a split screen where I’m supposed to try to watch both at the same time. As a fan who loves baseball but doesn’t root for the Yanks or the Sox, I find it annoying. If I were a Yankee or Red Sox fan, I think I’d be about ready to kill somebody.
Dear Reader (Especially everyone who got ripped off ordering that giant blimp online), Imagine an alien race that built its civilization on the fact it literally defecated highly refined uranium, or super-intelligent and obedient nano-bots, or simply extremely useful Swiss Army knives. Now imagine one of ... Read More
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One of President Trump’s outstanding appointments has been Dan Coats, his director of national intelligence. Coats is a former House member, former senator, and former ambassador to Germany. He is a Hoosier (i.e., from Indiana). Whether he plays basketball, I don’t know. At Wheaton College, he played soccer. ... Read More
It was a hot and difficult summer. And Europeans were pained to hear the blunt assessment that the U.S. would not be able to forever sustain NATO without greater investment on their part. The alliance was heading for “collective military irrelevance” and the current state of affairs was “unacceptable,” ... Read More