Hadn't signed on in a while. Visiting grandkids and daughter in Boston. Get well. The Orioles need - - - - - you. We codgers also need someone to argue with. Without you who is there around to convince of the error of their ways?
But seriously. Get well and I'll send you a Squad bumper sticker so that you can commit unmentionable acts on it.
The primacy of the individual — that we judge people not by their lineage but by their deeds — is at the very foundation of a free society and of the American experiment. Here, unlike so many other places, including Pakistan, the law and our common culture insists that we see people as individuals who are the product of their character, not their tribe, family, race, or status.
This wisdom has come under sustained assault by an ideology that insists that we are, in fact, avatars of various demographic markers — race, gender, sexuality — rather than complex human beings.
Critical Race Theory sees people not as individuals, but more like the Borg from Star Trek. It insists that white people are inevitably oppressors and that African-Americans are inherently oppressed. And everyone else, like Schrödinger’s cat, exist in a kind of liminal position, playing the role of victims or victimizers depending on the situation. That is how, in the context of the admissions process at Stuyvesant, Asians are seen as “white-adjacent” and privileged, but in the context of street crime, they are cast as victims. Attributes of specific races are assumed.
I suspect that many white liberals — ridden with guilt over American history and biases that still exist among the white majority — believe they are doing minorities like me a favor by denying us the responsibility of addressing our own prejudices. Critical race theorists often argue that the true definition of racism should be prejudice plus power, implying that only whites can be racist But hidden within that construction is the assumption that minorities can never be powerful.
And that assumption is what is called "the soft bigotry of low expectations." IOW, it's racist. Like #JimCrowJoe
Stras is on the injured list with a shoulder issue. Since his extension he has pitched fifteen innings and given up fourteen runs. Plenty of time to bounce back and win another World Series MVP but players that sign a second nine figure deal rarely maintain the performance that earned them that deal.
So far the team is bot as bad as many had predicted.The team should be better when Hayes gets back too. Keller and Kuhl have to pitcher better, and I'm not sold on the anderson dude yet. They need to call up todd frazier too.....Alfred and Fowler have not been good and need to be replaced as soon as possible. I had had high hopes for both but they just haven't panned out.
I've been impresed with stallings, evans and Gonzelez......Been disappointed the most in Newman so far....I'll take 6-8 though.... Matt capps is much better than Wehner or Mchenry in the booth...
First major poll out from this.... Republicans approval rating of MLB was at 47% last year... now after this it's only at 12% while dems stayed around 40% level both before and after.... biggest drop of any decision in sports.....the republicans apparently have been supporting MLb more than the dems so this move is gonna cost MLB bigtime longrun.... Ga won't actually lose the 100 million, they just won't get an extra 100 million,,, but MLB is going to LOSE millions over this decision....