So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.
You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.
And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?
I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?
What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?
*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?
I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?
Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.
By Edward L. Daley
APPOINT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO WILL PROSECUTE HILLARY CLINTON
Hillary Clinton represents everything that is wrong with the American political class. She epitomizes establishment corruption and wanton criminality, and to ignore her blatantly felonious behavior is to condone it.
REPEAL & REPLACE OBAMACARE
Of all the ruinous policies enacted by the previous administration, none is so egregious and universally despised as The Affordable Care Act. It must be eradicated like the cancer that it is and replaced with a free-market-based alternative as soon as humanly possible.
BUILD THE WALL
This is the primary reason why Donald Trump was elected president, make no mistake about it, and while its construction will not, in and of itself, put an end to illegal immigration, it will symbolize a seriousness of intent with respect to border security that has been sorely lacking in our government for decades.
APPOINT ORIGINALISTS TO THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
When it comes to our nation’s highest courts, there are essentially two types of judges who oversee them, originalists and activists. Activistic judges believe that our Constitution is a “living, breathing” document that they are free to modify from the bench at any time and for any reason they concoct. As for originalist judges, I think Justice Antonin Scalia put it best when he said: “Our manner of interpreting the Constitution is to begin with the text, and to give that text the meaning that it bore when it was adopted by the people.”
SLASH TAXES ON BUSINESS & RENEGOTIATE INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEALS
Reinvigorating the U.S. economy cannot occur without radically reducing taxes on the companies which make up its foundation. Business taxes amount to taxes on all Americans – be they CEOs, employees, stockholders or consumers – and trillions of dollars have been lost to our economy over the years due to government’s insistence on inflicting punitive taxation upon our nation’s most productive citizens. Adding insult to injury, pro-globalist trade policies like NAFTA have served to accelerate the decline of America’s economic vitality, and any attempts to reverse the trends of the past few decades without addressing these key points will prove futile.
DRASTICALLY CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING & REGULATION
Cutting government spending begins with downsizing the bureaucracies infesting it. This can be done through attrition, which simply means not hiring new federal employees to replace the ones who retire for an extended period of time. Beyond that, there are scores of agencies which should be eliminated entirely, like the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Housing & Urban Development, and the EPA for starters. Furthermore, federal regulations have become so pervasive that reducing their number by 50 percent would still leave the Federal Register with nearly 100,000 pages of growth-killing rules. Yes, certain regulatory powers must be exercised in order to stop bad people from doing harm to the rest of us, but when nanny-state know-it-alls in Washington DC decide to start telling the rest of us how much water we can use to flush our toilets or what sort of bulbs we can screw into our light fixtures, they’ve engaged in the sort of conduct that our founding fathers would have taken up arms to oppose.
By Edward L. Daley
Social Justice sounds so, so just doesn’t it? I mean justice is right there in the name, right? And isn’t justice a good thing? I mean when justice reigns, bad guys get punished for their transgressions, and good people are rewarded and protected. How very, just right? Wrong! Social Justice is not about justice as most people define it. It is about anything but just treatment of people. Rather it is about retribution for anyone who dares step outside the behavioral and ideological guidelines the Totalitarian Left would have us all obey.
Under Social Justice, it does not matter if a police officer, or armed citizen is justified in shooting someone. It does not matter if the person shot is attacking an officer, or kicking in the door of a peaceful resident. The only things that matter are the race of the person shot. If the person attacking an officer, or breaking in someone’s home is Black then, apparently their can be no justification for an officer to uphold the law, protect themselves, or innocent bystanders. The same would apply to a law-abiding citizen who uses force to protect their property from looters, or their loved ones from a rioter, or their home from invaders. It is not justice that matters, it is race.
If the individual looting, rioting, smashing in someone’s door, or committing assault is Black, then Social Justice will demand that the criminal be named a victim. Why? Because, Blacks, according to Social Justice Warriors (SJW’s) are disproportionately arrested, and put in prison, or shot by police because they are black. That young Black men commit over half of the homicides in America does not matter. Nor does it matter that most of their victims are Black. That they commit far more violent crime compared to their population than other races is unimportant. None of that matters to the SJW who will argue Blacks make up 13% of the population, so, they can not be arrested, or tried, or incarcerated, at a rate equal to their crimes if that number exceeds 13%.
The SJW is obsessed with equality you see. So, if Blacks commit more violent crimes, it must be racism, especially institutional racism. It must be racist policing policies, or racist judges and courts. The SJW, despite carping about how much they care is the greatest enemy of the Black community. As I said, the vast majority of victims of Black violent crime are Blacks, so, any policy that prevents violent criminals being given lengthy sentences, or that prevents police from enforcing laws, or from using force when needed will hurt Blacks far more than any other demographic.
But, that is OK with SJWs. Let me stress that. I recall a conversation I had about the Baltimore riots from last year that followed the Freddie Gray case. The woman I was exchanging thoughts with was outraged that some police in Baltimore were complaining about being told to “give them room to destroy” and being told not to stop looting and rioting. When I pointed out to her that these police were upset because they felt they were being prevented from protecting the citizens of Baltimore from looters she justified the looting and rioting. She justified the looters because she wanted police to “stop hunting down unarmed Blacks”. So, while, in reality, the police she was vilifying were wanting to protect the victims of the riots, most of whom were Black, she was accusing the police of being racist. When I pointed out that it was the rioters and looters robbing and destroying Black businesses, and homes, and hurting Black people in Baltimore, she doubled down and blamed the police!
You see, to her, she was fighting racism by defending the actions of thugs who were destroying Black businesses, homes, and destroying businesses that employed primarily Black workers. In her mind, clearly clouded by Social Justice, looting and rioting were noble acts to fight “injustice”and “systemic racism” even though the people hurt by the looting were Blacks.
This lunacy is where Black Lives Matter and their fellow SJW’s want to take America. They wish to spread hatred for police rather than working to improve relationships with police. They excuse almost any behavior as long as it is done in the cause of “Social Justice”. They exploit every police shooting as racism even before any facts emerge about what actually happened. The media, of course, partners with them on that venture. The media is driven by ratings, and their addiction to supporting certain narratives you see. And anyone that challenges those narratives? Well, they are smeared so viciously that many become afraid to even speak out. In short SJW’s are nothing more than bullies, and anyone who dares challenge them? Well those folks do so at their own peril. And, make no mistake, many are so cowed by these tactics that they either simply shut up, or even began parroting the same
As I said in the beginning Social Justice is the new bullying.