Archive | April 7, 2021

Mark Rubio’s Letter to MLB

 

Dear Commissioner Manfred:

I write to ask you whether you intend to maintain your membership at Augusta National Golf Club. As you are well aware, the exclusive members-only club is located in the State of Georgia.

Last week, you “decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game” from Atlanta because of Georgia’s revised election law. It is a decision that will have a bigger impact on countless small and minority owned businesses in and around Atlanta, than the new election law ever will. And one that reeks of hypocrisy.

Will Major League Baseball now end its engagement with nations that do not hold elections at all like China and Cuba? Will you end your lucrative financial relationship with Tencent, a company with deep ties to the Communist Party and actively helps the Chinese Government hunt down and silence political dissidents?

Since Major League Baseball now appears eager to use its “platform” to demonstrate “unwavering support” for fundamental human rights, will you cease your relationship with the Chinese Government, which at this very moment is committing genocide against the Uyghurs Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)?

I am, of course, under no expectation any of this will happen. Taking the All-Star game out of Georgia is an easy way to signal virtues without significant financial fallout. But speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party would involve a significant loss of revenue and being closed out of a lucrative market.

In the end, as a citizen of a free nation you, and Major League Baseball, have the right to speak out against laws in the U.S. you disagree with, even if it is on the basis of false information. What would be truly bold, however, is if you would speak out on behalf of the voiceless who face arbitrary imprisonment, forced sterilization, coerced abortions, rape, and other horrific acts at the hands of one of your business partners. I am under no illusion that Major League Baseball will sacrifice business revenue on behalf of its alleged corporate values.

Similarly, I am under no illusion you intend to resign as a member from Augusta National Golf Club. To do so would require a personal sacrifice, as opposed to the woke corporate virtue signaling of moving the All Star Game from Atlanta.

Sincerely,

THE SPHINX—NEWS ITEMS

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Happy Birthday To MST, founder of Tolley’s Topics.  Her family never owned slaves like the NYT.

https://nypost.com/2020/07/18/the-family-that-owns-the-new-york-times-were-slaveholders-goodwin/

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THE MLB COMMISSIONER SHOULD RESIGN FROM THE AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, USA.  I hope it rains on the cardboard fans in Denver.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/05/asks-mlb-commissioner-relinquish-membership-augusta/

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/04/05/mlb-moves-all-star-game-to-colorado-which-has-voter-id-and-fewer-early-voting-days-than-ga/

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Conservatives have to be like the Baylor Bears, and upset the favorite that the experts said couldn’t lose.  Baylor is a private Baptist University in Texas.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/31201222/baylor-overwhelms-gonzaga-ends-bulldogs-perfect-season-win-ncaa-men-basketball-championship

https://www.si.com/college/2021/04/06/baylor-gonzaga-twitter-reacts-national-championship-game

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MLB, Delta, Coke, and the MSM are all liars.  They all require picture ID.

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2021/04/04/mlb-requires-photo-id-to-pick-up-tickets-yet-blasts-georgia-for-voter-id-law/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2021/04/01/kemp-i-wont-bow-to-corporate-mob-n2587267

Trump was right again about the Wuhan Flu.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/04/03/trump-just-proved-the-experts-wrong-again-on-the-vaccine-timeline-n2587344

CBS should have their license suspended for continuous lying.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/04/03/cbs-60-minutes-accused-of-deceptively-editing-clip-of-ron-desantis-on-pay-to-play-question-n355122

https://www.breitbart.com/

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Our Nation of Islam-Louis Farrakhan supporters should research which barriers you can successfully ram with a car.  These weigh about 600 pounds per foot or about 6,000 pounds.  Next time get a truck and go over the six inch curb.

https://otwsafety.com/blog/how-jersey-barriers-got-their-name/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/04/03/you-can-probably-guess-who-the-left-blamed-for-the-capitol-hill-attack-n2587358

Ammo news.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/04/04/ammunition-company-addresses-serious-rumors-about-ammo-production-n2587384

Manchin might finally come through on his blabbering.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2021/04/05/manchin-n2587410

https://www.nationalreview.com/

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The Interesting Editor:  Are you tired of politics, LL ?

Reporter Cat:  I sure am.  I would jump off the roof, but I would land on my paws.  Here are a few things I got behind on because of the nasty MSM.

https://nypost.com/2021/03/19/federal-judge-laurence-silberman-slams-media-accusing-it-of-left-wing-bias/

More freedom in Iowa.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/02/iowa-becomes-19th-state-end-concealed-carry-permit-requirement/

Commie Sue is preparing for Minneapolis riot.

https://redstate.com/wag/2020/06/12/whose-lives-matter-n241537

A read bump.  Our loyal reader in the Middle East should be on the lookout for this fugitive.

https://babylonbee.com/news/jesus-criticized-for-leaving-his-face-covering-behind-in-the-tomb

Buttigieg plays a fake bicycle ride–like Hillgal flying to meet her campaign bus before it got to a rally.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/03/pete-buttigieg-mocked-for-phony-bike-stunt/

A read bump.

https://babylonbee.com/news/delta-airlines-now-requires-republicans-to-ride-in-the-overhead-bin

Biden is trying to change what bipartisan means.  What a joke.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/04/03/talk-about-orwellian-biden-is-trying-to-push-a-new-definition-of-the-word-bipartisan-n355069

Hollywood is upset.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/03/hollywood-residents-have-a-cow-after-landmark-sign-defaced/

 

Favorite Movie Quotes

“Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.” Planet of the Apes, 1968

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Casablanca, 1942

“Here’s Johnny!” The Shining, 1980
Fun fact: This line was completely improvised. Jack Nicholson was only prompted to break down the door, but he decided to improvise this line and it made the final cut of the movie.

“They’re here!” Poltergeist, 1982

“Is it safe?” Marathon Man, 1976

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Threads of NGC 1947
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario; Acknowledgment: L. Shatz

Explanation: Found in far southern skies, deep within the boundaries of the constellation Dorado, NGC 1947 is some 40 million light-years away. In silhouette against starlight, obscuring lanes of cosmic dust thread across the peculiar galaxy’s bright central regions. Unlike the rotation of stars, gas, and dust tracing the arms of spiral galaxies, the motions of dust and gas don’t follow the motions of stars in NGC 1947 though. Their more complicated disconnected motion suggest this galaxy’s visible threads of dust and gas may have come from a donor galaxy, accreted by NGC 1947 during the last 3 billion years or so of the peculiar galaxy’s evolution. With spiky foreground Milky Way stars and even more distant background galaxies scattered through the frame, this sharp Hubble image spans about 25,000 light-years near the center of NGC 1947.

Tomorrow’s picture: Ginny’s close-up