Steinbrenner stupidity

I have been a Yankee fan since the age of 10. If you read who I am I grew up in Florida. At the time there were no big league baseball teams in Florida BUT the Yankees did spring train here in Fort Lauderdale. So, I became a Yankee fan.

The Hell of George Steinbrenner

In 1973 George Steinbrenner purchased the Yankees and for the next 37 years till his death in 2010 it was hell. The only time the Yankees won during his tenure was while and after his two suspensions. In 1974 he was suspended for illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon. He was given a two year suspension. It was later commuted to 15 months that still puts it in 1976 the first of three years the Yankees went to the World Series, winning in 1977 and 1978.

The 1980s and no World Series wins.

Then we have the 1980s when George was writing checks and buying over the hill players and trading all his future stars from the minors till the minor league system was depleted. The 80s were the only decade the Yankees NEVER won a World Series since the 1910s. George didn’t know a baseball player from a baseball bat.

The dumbest advice ever.

His only rule apparently had come from a friend who told him New York was a city of stars and the Yankees needed stars. So George bought stars even though they were washed up and over the hill and then went on a tirade when they didn’t win. This I believe is why he hired Billy Martin over and over because Billy could win with a high school team and made George look good, for a time anyway.

The 1990s and George’s second suspension

In 1990 he was suspended again for two years and when he came back he actually allowed Gene Michael to run things. Michael was able to bring up the likes of Jeter, Rivera, Bernie Williams and others instead of trading them for washed up players. Then the Yankees won World Series in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and later in 2009.

George retires, thank God.

Then in 2007 Hal Steinbrenner offers Torre a contract he knows he won’t take. The same Joe Torre who had them in the playoffs 12 out of 12 years and won 4 World Series. Torre also managed the 1998 team that had 127 wins and is rated as one of the best teams ever. Steinbrenner stupidity strikes again. Then he hires a manager, Joe Girardi that has a losing record who excels with two playoff appearances in 9 years and ONE World Series. Steinbrenner stupidity strikes again.

Then there is Don Mattingly.

No sense hiring a winner and Yankee hero to manage. So they pissed off Don Mattingly who leaves with Torre to the Dodgers and then later takes over the manager’s job and wins. On September 29, 2015, Mattingly became the first manager in the history of the Dodgers franchise, in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles, to lead the team to the playoffs in three consecutive seasons. He had a 446–363 record with the Dodgers, with a winning percentage of .551 which is second best in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Now Donny baseball is in Miami with a young team winning again and doesn’t have a 200 million dollar payroll. Ah, the gift that keeps on giving even after George’s death.

Hal Steinbrenner following in dad’s footsteps.

Then there are all the OLD over the hill free agents of the current 2016 Yankees. Most of them can’t get out of their own way. And Girardi stands in the dugout like a statue until the seventh inning when he can show his stuff by changing pitchers every other batter. God knows he won’t hit and run, or sacrifice bunt, or suicide squeeze, play small ball or anything else. There is no way he can ask these players making millions to bunt or sacrifice. They go out and get Brian McCann when they have a minor league full of catchers and trade John Ryan Murphy. And it doesn’t seem that Brian Cashman is as good an everyone says, he seems to be influenced by Steinbrenner stupidity.

1973 to 2016

Today’s Yankees are in fourth place only because the Rays suck and are losing almost every day. So for 37 years and billions spent the Yankees and the Steinbrenners have 7 World Series wins to show for it. Here are some fun facts. The Yankees won a World Series in 1962 and it would be a drought of 14 years before they would win again in 1977 this after George was suspended or 2 years. With George at the helm they won in 1977 and 1978. It would be 17 years till they would win again in 1996 and would win 3 in a row and 4 out of 5 WS. Then they won in 2000 and it would be 8 more years before they won in 2009. So 30 years out of the 37 Steinbrenner years are without a World Series win. The 37 years before the Steinbrenners, the Yankees won 16 World Series wins going back to 1936. And they called him the Boss? And to think Cleveland almost had him.

How about them Rays?

Until this year the Rays year after year brought up player after player and pitcher after pitcher and had success and even got to the 2008 World Series that they should have won. In 2009 the Yankees went to the World Series and won. So they both went to a World Series since 2001 to 2016 yet the Rays bring up minor leaguers and the Yankees apparently don’t have any or very few since there are almost none to speak of in New York. So do the Rays have a better system than the Yankees that spend millions every year? Is this the affect of Steinbrenner stupidity. George traded them all away in the 1980s and now they don’t seem to have any either.

Now a Marlins fan.

From 1975 to 1991 I was stationed in Ohio at Wright-Patterson AFB. I didn’t much like the Reds, actually I hated them but when the former Yankee Lou Piniella took the managers job I started following them and in 1990 they won the World Series. NOW, Don Mattingly is in Miami managing the Marlins so since they are more interesting and have a winning record I am following them. Mattingly is winning and winning without a 200 million dollar payroll. And there are a few former Yankees on the Marlins too. Steinbrenner stupidity strikes again.

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My Top 10 Dumb Things in the Movies and TV That Are Ridiculous. July 7, 2016

10. Put Down Your Guns

Almost every movie or TV show the bad guy grabs a hostage and has a gun and tells all the cops to put down your weapons. Even more ridiculous is that they do it. Real cops would never surrender their weapons. There can be a hundred cops and they lay down their weapons, hello, not going to happen. This gets me screaming at the TV.

9. Someone With a Victim Who is Shot or Injured Begins Screaming Call 911

This is the 21st century and almost everyone has a cell phone and yet in the movies and on TV someone is kneeling over a victim screaming call 911. Did I miss something?

8. Running in the Street When Fleeing the Bad Guys

I really love this one. How someone trying to runaway runs down the middle of the street so they can be caught by a person in a car, van or on a motorcycle like the movie Rush Hour where the little girl runs right down the middle of the street. OR they run into a dark alley that usually has a fence with no place for the person fleeing to go, hello. In the real world I hope someone would run in a store or a place with a lot of people/witnesses. How about running between parked cars?

7. Background Music

This is suppose to be in the background, I think. Sometimes this music is so loud you almost can’t hear the dialog. Not only that some of it is really bad music with really bad singers. I don’t know if some shows are promoting a sound track for the show or movie but if they are they need to select better material and not their nephew or nieces singing group.

6. Cars Getting T-Boned By Another Vehicle

This one is getting really old. In a lot of dramas this happens. And it isn’t even a surprise anymore. When they show someone from the side/profile and you can see out the side window then you know it is coming. At least rear end them and push them into other cars or something different.

5. How That Falling Body Always Hits in the Center of the Roof of a Car

The big thing with me with this stupid idea for a visual device is how that body hits the car at all. Most sidewalks and the curb are 6, 8 or even 10 feet from a building where the cars park and I am pretty sure a body falling falls straight down doesn’t glide away from the building to the car. Also why does it hit in the center of the roof not on the hood or trunk or glance off the car? Lastly why do they land on their back most of the time? I believe most people that jump do so face first yet it hits flat on the back. And then some scenes have trees along the road, why doesn’t it hit a tree? Now I did see a show where a body hit a delivery truck on the roof and the driver didn’t know he was there, he was out delivering. And in another show the guy hit the hood of a car so they can do something different if they try. But still it had to glide to get to the car.

4. The Hostage Situation

Is there anything more boring in a show than this? They are all the same. The criminal yelling and screaming at everyone to get down and stay down. And then the usual negotiations till the show is almost over. Then one of the hostages gets shot etc. etc. etc.

And of course they NEVER get away. I think this is just a time and money saver for the production company. All the actors are in one place. The action takes place in one place. They don’t need too many cameras etc. There is just inside the building and outside the building.

3. How about walking into a dark apartment or home.

This is really one of the dumbest things. A person opens their door and walks halfway or more through their place with no lights. Who the hell does that? I know when I come home and it’s dark and there is no light on I reach inside and flip a light on, hello. Or, like in a recent show this character opens her door to her house and walks in to sit stuff on the kitchen counter leaving the door wide open, again in the dark. This was a Hallmark movie, one of the Murder She Baked mysteries.

2. How about walking backwards in a dark home.

Again who does that? You think someone is after you or someone is in your house and you walk backwards looking for them behind you?

1. TV cops telling all the other cops what to do, are they dumb?

During most cop shows the “star” which usually is a lieutenant or captain barking orders to all the other cops like they are some kind of rookie and know nothing. Some of these writers need to watch NCIS and watch Gibbs. He calls their names and they tell him what they are going to do because they have been trained and are experienced. Very rarely does he tell them what to do. This is or should be realism.

These are in no particular order, you can put them in your own order or not. I watch TV or a movie and think these writers have no imagination to come up with something new AND it insults my intelligence that they think I would believe some of these things could really happen. I realize this is fantasy but they could try to be more real or come up with something else.

Not sure these bother other viewers or they even notice. Again I believe I am being insulted by someone who has no real life experience or drank their way through college and somehow got the job of screen writer. Or their experience is from watching movies and TV.

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The destroying of America, patriotism, religion and democracy.

The Flag, the National Anthem, and the red white and blue.

Liberals, Democrats, socialists want to destroy this country because they hate this country. They want to destroy your patriotism in various ways. One is by not showing you the national anthem at most sporting events. Sure they show them in the World Series or the Super Bowl but most everyday average games or even in most playoff games it is not shown. And I am sure some of you have seen it somewhere but I watch the Marlins and they NEVER show it on FoxSportsFlorida. June 14th was flag day and everything I watched it was not mentioned. In the recent baseball game at Fort Bragg they talked about all the patriotism etc and yet didn’t show the giant flag or the playing of the National Anthem.

I believe this is why in a recent Olympics Nike had our athletes dressed in gray and black and not a damn red, white and blue uniform to be found. The next Olympics in Rio they have them in red, white and a blue that looks black.

Liberals don’t want you being proud of your country, athletes and the flag. They want your morale and spirit to be broken. To be indifferent to what is going on in the country. To hate the country like they do but WE THE PEOPLE have a hatred that is growing for them. This is our country, not the politicians or special interest groups.

Democracy

Then they divide and conquer by getting people to fight against themselves. Read some posts under any political article on the internet. People are mean and nasty and insulting. Most are little pin heads and losers that can’t form sentences or express an idea, they just insult someone to make themselves feel superior.

This divide and conquer is why the liberal Democrats continue to point out our differences. They never talk about bringing the country together. They are there trying to take any black and white situation and call it racism. Especially if a black is killed by a white. But turn the tables and there is no hate crime or racism. They are trying to get this country to boil over and possibly start a civil war or race war or even better another American Revolution. Because if we are fighting each other than we won’t be watching them. “Don’t waste a good crisis” Saul Alinsky said.

This is why liberals came up with this Italian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans etc. etc. etc. Why? Because it divides us into smaller groups instead of all being Americans. One large proud group in the greatest country in history. It is the same with speaking a foreign language and not English. Again this divides us. When you entered this country in the 1800s and 1900s you had to learn English. I don’t care and it doesn’t matter if you speak another language or several languages but you need to speak English.

Liberals continue to point out how the Republican party is run by old white men like there is something wrong with that. Yet who is running for president? An old white woman, Hillary Clinton. Then there is Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi both old white women in their 70s, hmmmmm. And there are others. There are very few blacks in Congress and in the party. Watch the convention and see how many are there. The last Democratic convention the television cameras kept showing a couple small clusters of black people over and over. Check out the Democratic governors, almost all old white men. Are you getting my point, they lie, all the time about everything.

Religion and your beliefs

Religion being attacked is part of the plan. They use this separation of church and state to eliminate the Ten Commandments from view along with Nativity scenes. Separation of church and state does not exist in the Constitution. 67% of Americans think it is in the Constitution. I have entered it below. This is a phrase used in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut. When you read the full letter, you will understand that Jefferson was simply underscoring the First Amendment as a guardian of the people’s religious freedom from government interference. He wrote that letter on January 1st 1802.

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” Thomas Jefferson

The First Amendment :

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Christmas offends people. Too damn bad.

Then there is Christmas. Most stores will say they are having a holiday sale not a Christmas sale. They don’t have the word Christmas in their ads anywhere. This is part of the attack on religion and your faith. Hershey’s/Reese’s made a candy tree for Christmas and that’s what they called it on the wrapper, tree, not Christmas tree, just tree but it looked like a Christmas tree on the wrapper. Well I will never buy Reese’s again even though, like most people it is my favorite. My solution don’t buy anything from the retailers. Instead give cash or generic gift cards not a particular store card. That way even if the person you gave it to uses it in a store you don’t like it may be used much later in the year or in the new year and spread over time and not during Christmas. Or take a vacation and forget gifts.

It is estimated that two billion people celebrate Christmas in the world. The U.S. according to Gallup is 77% Christian that apparently celebrate Christmas and yet the retailers don’t get it. In the name of not offending someone they won’t use Christmas. Well, this is our damn country and I get offended by them not using Christmas. What really pisses me off is these people that claim to hate religion and don’t believe in God sure as hell take Christmas day off and buy gifts etc. to celebrate.

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Let’s Take Back Our Country By Any Means Necessary. July 4, 2016

Today Hillary Clinton got away with murder again. Using her private server for classified information. The FBI for all intents and purposes says she didn’t do anything. And the Attorney General said she would go with what the FBI decided knowing full well they were going to let her go. This and the meeting with Bill Clinton and the AG on the tarmac at the airport. She didn’t turn over the servers when asked, erased the drives etc. These people in Washington think they can do what ever they want and they are right. Why? Because the American people are fat, dumb and happy, sort of. We are due another American Revolution. It has been 240 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

They lie to us, cheat us, steal from us and then their own “ethics committee” is their watchdog? WTF. Like Democrat Charlie Rangle, and what became of him, not a damn thing. Beginning in 2008, Rangel faced a series of allegations of ethics violations and failures to comply with tax laws. The House Ethics Committee focused on whether Rangel improperly rented multiple rent-stabilized New York apartments, improperly used his office in raising money for the Rangel Center at the City College of New York, and failed to disclose rental income from his villa in the Dominican Republic. In March 2010, Rangel stepped aside as Ways and Means Chair. In November 2010, the Ethics Committee found Rangel guilty of 11 counts of violating House ethics rules, and on December 2, 2010, the full House approved a sanction of censure against him. Sanctions? No IRS penalties or fines etc.? Oh, wow, sanction of censure I’ll bet the killed him. He is 86 and should have retired 15 or 20 years ago. Talk about term limits we need an age limit too.

Thomas Jefferson said;

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure”, Letter to William Stephens Smith, quoted in Padover’s Jefferson On Democracy

This is why they want gun control. They are terrified of a rebellion. After all the police can’t control these riots in most cities of unarmed citizens.

There are over 300 million Americans and if just one percent showed up in Washington that would be over 3 million people. We could physically throw their asses out because these people that vote keep voting for the same puppets. There aren’t that many cops in the whole United States and there are only 500,000 military spread around the world. WE THE PEOPLE have the power and they fear that. If that 3 plus million people showed up armed they would be screwed.

Remember when Lindsey Graham said the voters were bat shit crazy when he didn’t win and Trump did? Well, he is right and the American people are getting crazier all the time. We are tired of catering to all this loud obnoxious minorities that are offended by damn near everything. I for one am damned tired of the politicians that support and defend these perverts in the LGBT “community.” I could care less what you do in your bedroom. If you want to put your penis up some other guys anus where he takes a dump (craps) go ahead. I am damned sick of hearing about how proud you are. The anus is not a sex organ and they can’t reproduce. If you can’t see that isn’t normal then you have been brainwashed by the schools and media and you are as sick as the gays and lesbians.

We need to take back our country, now!!! These people we elect aren’t our representatives they are bought and paid for by special interest groups. What we need to do is do away with lobbyists and political action committees (PAC) and Super PACs. The politicians should be forced to run on what the people provide and limited to a certain number, say 20 million dollars. I know that is a small figure but they don’t need as many people working on the campaign. They don’t need as much TV time and ads as they have and they should all come from the candidates fund and campaign. To hell with his special interest campaign ads and then the candidate says that wasn’t me when an ad pops up that starts a furor. That is bullshit.

Lastly along with gun control they have spread the hate. George Washington didn’t want parties because he knew it would divide us. And that is exactly what the politicians have done. Divide and conquer. They are using Saul Alinsky tactics. We need to remember it is US against them and forget the parties. Because if we were organized it would be impossible to stop.

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