Tendown, September 25 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

242 is here. This is Tendown 243

Sanders, recall, was the unelectable one.

1. Trump. 


3. Kapernick saying smart stuff this week:

 There’s a lot of racism disguised as patriotism in this country and people don’t like to address that and they don’t like to address what the root of this protest is. You have players across this country, not only in the NFL but soccer and NBA and high school players, they don’t like to address this issue that people of color are oppressed and treated unjustly. I don’t know why that is or what they’re scared of, but it needs to be addressed.


 This year’s Republican platform is dismissive of the federal minimum wage, declaring (in a stance similar to the one Trump appears to have evolved toward) that decisions about base hourly wages “should be handled at the state and local level.” It endorses the anti-union “right-to-work” laws enacted by Republican governors such as Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, and calls for taking the anti-union crusade national with a proposal “for a national law” along “right-to-work” lines. The 2016 GOP platform also attacks the use of the Fair Labor Standard Act to protect workers; rips the use of Project Labor Agreements to raise wages and improve working conditions; and proposes to gut the 85-year-old Davis-Bacon Act, which guarantees “prevailing wage” pay for workers on federal projects.


10. My Review of Pitch, Fox's new show about the first woman to play in MLB:

She threw six innings. They never showed her at the plate. Not a second of the first episode discussed her batting. Why did they put her in the NL where that's a thing that happens?  And slow down with the Jackie Robinson talk; African-American players were good enough to play they weren't being allowed to play, that's not, to this date, been the case with women.  Historic, yes, ending a discrimination, no.

And one more...

That's all for this time.  I'll be back next time....if there is a next time...

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