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Am I Ready for Some Football?

Just a bit over two weeks to go. The linked article is four months old, but there never seems to be a lot of news generated about this game, as such, before the Hall of Fame induction festivities actually begin.

The Atlanta Falcons will be the designated home team, “hosting” the Denver Broncos. It’s NFL pre-season football, so a step... below spring football, actually — though that could be because neither team holds any particular allegiance in this household.

Pre-season pro football is only an appetizer until college footbll begins on August 31, with Mrs. McG's alma mater, Mississippi State, visiting Louisiana-Lafayette. Wyoming’s hosting of Missouri (!) will begin before the Mississippi State game ends, but that’s what DVRs are for.

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But This Is a New One

I do quote myself sometimes, and this will be one of those times.

Over at Instapundit, to a post by Ed Driscoll about the latest Nike idiocy, I commented:

Nike's target market consists of people who live in an alternate reality called "social media."

Sane people ought to avoid living there, it's past the point of dystopia.

First we closed all of the insane asylums, then Facebook and Twitter, et al, opened new ones.

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Free As Can Be

I posted the entire text of the Declaration of Independence last year (and the year before), and if you've a mind to read it again here (as opposed to, oh I don't know, any of the thousands of other places online you can find it), you can follow either of those links.

The state of our American union these days may be — and certainly ought to be — of profound concern to many of us, but the rest of the world is no better off. Americans remain more free even now than anyone else in the world. Some countries are dead set on getting worse; others want to get better. I think we’re one of the latter, The Most Busted Name in News™ and its fellow-travelers in the media and in public office to the contrary notwithstanding.

The next sixteen months, give or take a day, will show whether I’m right or wrong about that.

Me, I’ll be celebrating this day with some target practice. Because I can, and nincompoops in Congress can’t stop me.

Update: If you genuinely believe this flag is the equivalent of the Nazi swastika, you have the IQ of dirt.

'Nother update, July 5: A couple of well-timed webcam visits to Wyoming last night netted me these. The first, in black and white because nighttime, was in Evanston alongside Interstate 80. The second came from the Jackson Town Square webcam, which sees in color at all hours.

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