An Athlete’s View of the World
By D.S. Mitchell
Another Bad Week
When I woke up the stock market was in free fall. A one session drop of 2,997 is jaw dropping
I watched the Democratic debate Sunday night. Somewhere during the post-debate analysis I fell asleep. My eyes opened at 6:35 a.m. PST Monday morning, to the sound of MSNBC’s anchor Stephanie Ruhle’s voice. The stock market was in free fall. Down 1,200 points on the open. I shook my head, clearing the cobwebs. I reached for the volume button. After a minute my vision cleared and I saw the collapse in full color, in a few small numbers in the corner of the screen. I checked my cell phone, for messages. There were none. I turned back to the television, hypnotized. I didn’t want to miss a moment of the coming Armageddon.
A Perfect “10”
By afternoon the Trump administration was holding another press conference. During the briefing, Trump was still self-congratulating himself, patting himself on the back, time after time to the television audience. He in fact, announced he was giving himself a “10” for his presidential performance. “A perfect 10”. OMG. I am having visions of the Jefferson Airplane classic, “White Rabbit.”
What a Bloodbath Looks Like
As Trump and his panel of experts closed the press briefing the stock market also closed. Today’s Dow drop of 2,997 was jaw dropping. A bloodbath. No other description necessary. To refresh your memory, when Trump was inaugurated on January 19, 2017 the DOW was at 19,804. On 2/16/2020 the Dow hit a record high of 29,551. Today the Dow closed at 20,188. Trump has taken investor’s on a wild ride. Hang on because its likely to get rocky from here on out.
I am officially declaring, today as “Coronary Monday”. It’s great sometimes, being the boss, even if it’s only me, and Hamlet, today. Thinking about political theory, political science, political reality, political bullshit, political incompetence can be a real downer. But, not TODAY! I refuse to let the real world penetrate my home isolation. So, brace your self. There will be no further political discussion. There will be no further analysis, there will be no relevant comment, other than what some crazy ass athletes once said:
Just for laughs.
Mike Tyson: Responding to a question regarding his retirement plans to: “Fade into Bolivian, I guess.” Joe Theismann: “The term genius is inapplicable to anyone in this game. A genius is Norman Einstein.” Pedro Guerrero: About his relationship with the press, “Sometimes they write what I say, not what I mean.” Chuck Nevitt: On why he appeared nervous: “My sister is having a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an aunt or an uncle.” Yogi Berra: “It gets late early out here.” George Foreman: “There’s more to boxing than hitting. There’s not getting hit, for instance.” George Roberts: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.” Tug McGraw: “Always root for the winner. That way you won’t be disappointed.” Don King: He (Chavez) speaks English, Spanish, and he’s bilingual.” Dizzy Dean: The doctor X-rayed my head and found nothing. Bill Cowher: On whether the Steelers bent NFL regulations: “We’re not attempting to circumcise the rules.”
Thank you, Dr. Rod L. Evans, Ph.D. quotes taken from his book, Tyrannosaurus Lex.
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