"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Thursday, April 27, 2017

How Many Sportscasters Does It Take To Screw In a Lightbulb

How many superfluous Sportscasters can they shove behind a desk?
The same number of Sportscasters that sit around a curved desk on any idiotic Sports Show.
ESPN forgot it had a captive audience with forced cable packages. Those days are gone. Even people who like most pro-sports (I Don't) hate, really hate the Sportscasters. They say the obvious, they have ridiculous, meaningless arguments and they look stupid.
In early TV, at lease they had a sense of history and biography about the sports they worked in. Not anymore.
Now they have limo-liberal opinions. Only the sanitized PC lies about sports figures are allowed. Forget hearing the facts and stats about criminal acts committed by black and hispanic players, or their violence toward women, drugs and drunkenness and dual homosexual lives that result in murder.
People are sick of ESPN and the sports pablum they feed the cable-satellite captured fans. 
So the fans found alternatives. And they will keep finding better alternatives. Good-bye you worthless, overpaid, bloated, PC Liberal, mendacious Sportscasters. 
You are going the way of major media. m/r

How ESPN went from powerhouse to bloodbath

by Jeff Spross  4-27-17

There was a bloodbath at ESPN on Wednesday.
A dramatic round of layoffs had long been expected at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, but the numbers turned out much bigger than predicted: Roughly 100 on-air reporters and personalities were let go, plus some additional behind-the-camera crew members. By Wednesday afternoon, people like Ed Werder and Scott Burnside — who'd worked at ESPN for 17 and 13 years, respectively — had announced on Twitter that they were toast.
The network, which employs about 8,000 people around the world, actually let a whopping 300 go in October 2015. But this week was unusual for the deep cuts to on-air talent.  ...

... There's one other possible factor in ESPN's troubles worth mentioning: the general turn in sports reporting to a far more outspoken social liberalism. Setting aside the moral merits, it's certainly true that plenty of sports viewers don't share those liberal politics. That may have produced an extra shove for some customers: "When people begin realizing they can live without your business model, you can't give them more reasons to object to paying for it," as conservative columnist Steve Deace put it.
At the same time, parsing the degree of ESPN's liberalism, or how much it irked some portion of its viewership, is an impossibly subjective question to answer. 

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