The Age Of The Middle Digits
My Son-in-law (a complete sports freak and coach himself) was here last night waiting and watching for LeBron’s announcement on ESPN. Was a moment in the live interview when the basketball player was asked, “And does the team you’ve picked know you’ve chosen them?”
And James said, “Yes.”
At that point all other teams knew it was not them. At that point the owners and staff/team of the Cleveland Cavaliers knew he’d abandoned them. It was only a matter of a few more moments in the interview that the Cleveland fans of North East Ohio would know they were being left behind for another ‘lover’. Hey, let’s be real here, however … In THIS instance, his loyalty and devotion aside … “cowardly betrayal” aside, the man DID make a business decision. The round-ball bouncer who calls the POTUS a good friend and supports him and his agenda for the rest of the country basically doesn't want to spread HIS wealth around. Self-preservation. It’s what this country is all about. Free enterprise. Capitalism. Every person licking their wounds this morning would make the same career decision if presented with it. You can't please ALL the people all the time, we're told ... well, we used to be told.
It was pointed out by more than one ‘conservative’ voice yesterday afternoon in the lead-up to the evening announcement that the bulk of the news industry was too concentrated on an overpaid self-centered athlete and an overpaid self-centered drug/alcohol abusing immature actress that believes she’s above the law and advertises it on her middle fingernail manicure. Too concentrated on two people who’s career decisions were leading them to either ‘greener pastures’, or into the gutter. Two people whose careers do NOT directly effect our individual lives, or the welfare of this nation.
Too concentrated on two people who should be a microcosm, an in-your-face example, of the one person sitting in a seat of power in this country that is moving through the last year and a half like some self-centered self-serving celebrity and narcissistic whore who refuses to see the total destruction on the horizon. A man who doesn’t need a fancy manicure to tell the American people what he thinks of them through his middle finger.
So, what did my son-in-law say after LeBron finally stated (actually confirmed, after the leak during the course of the day) his choice of Miami?
“F**k him …”
Hey, enjoy him, Miami.
That’s how we ‘roll’ here in NE Ohio … We’re tough. We slap ourselves for putting faith in people and things that end up disappointing us, and go to work the next morning. But being a democrat party stranglehold for decades NE Ohio never seems to fully learn from the “teachable moments” afforded them. I think it’s time the people in Ohio, and in this country, take a lesson from this, and say the same thing in November to the people actually directly and arrogantly effecting our lives for the worse, now and in the future with their middle-fingers in our faces … “F**k `em!”
[Editor's note from Pitbull: I am not a basketball fan; I frankly don't know (and don't care about) what all the hoohah is all about. That said, as Maggie linked, it was brought up last night on the blogosphere that part of the attraction of moving to Florida was that it is a no state income tax domicile. If that is the case, I applaud him for making a smart business decision. However, the man he supported in 2008 is definitely not someone you can count on to keep taxes down. Just another example of liberals exercising La Ley del Embudo. ("The Law of the Funnel," or I get the wide end, you get the thin narrow end...]