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Donald Trump and Ben Carson Underwhelm Iowa Republicans in Debate

In interviews, a dozen Iowa Republicans said nothing in Wednesday’s debate had made them more likely to vote for Donald J. Trump, while Ben Carson disappointed some with his economic answers.

Source: Donald Trump and Ben Carson Underwhelm Iowa Republicans in Debate – The New York Times

Includes a great quote:

Mr. Olson has a presidential candidate in his own home: his son Brady, who over the summer drew a flutter of national attention after registering as an independent named Deez Nuts. He drew 7 percent in one early Iowa poll. Brady, 15, did not watch the debate, his father said. He was at a high school football game.

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Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

Senator Bernie Sanders came out for

  1. Abolishing the National Football League;
  2. Jailing its investors for piracy of public funds; and
  3. Nationalizing all publicly funded football stadiums.

The Democratic Presidential candidate’s comprehensive corporate sports policy statement was accompanied by a proposal to replace blood thirsty gridiron slug-fests with hugely entertaining, safe, and friendly all-weather international home run derbies.

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Amerika is Drowning in a Bloody Crimson Tide

More than forty years on, Krazy questions regarding the formation of Ronald Reagan’s character, particularly in relation to sadistic social policies and imperial ambitions, remain unanswered. A close reading of Reagan’s smarmy autobiography, Where’s the Rest of Me, published in 1965 yields numerous lurid details suggesting sports violence experienced in childhood may have shaped his sociopathic tendencies. In a particularly striking passage in his memoir, Reagan remembers sitting on an elderly Auntie’s creepy horsehair sofa surrounded by an eerie and sour scented collection of moldy books, desiccated flowers and stuffed birds. Then Reagan wrote “the morbid spell cast by my dream world of relics, stuffed animals and books was smashed in the teeth” by what the late President characterized as “the rough reality of football.” A highly peculiar-sounding explication follows i.e. “Out in the fields I disliked beating snakes to death because they seemed to suffer but I got a wild exhilaration out of jumping feet first into a football pile-up.” Next, Reagan celebrates mayhem and lawlessness meted out in equal parts to friend and foe. “There was no field; no lines, no goal,” exults Reagan in his memoir, “simply grass, the ball and a mob of excited youngsters. We chose up sides, backed off to the limits of the field and one of us kicked off. Then screaming and waving our arms, we descended on the unlucky kid who caught the football.” When Reagan confides he “worshipped the wild charge downfield and the final melee,” he adopts apocalyptic language suggesting that this future Amerikan President used sports to incubate an aggressive religiosity that still embodies the neo conservative world-view in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Ronald Reagan in Knute Rockne All-American (1940)
Ronald Reagan in Knute Rockne All-American (1940)
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