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President Trump almost saved us from having to host the World Cup

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While I’m generally only vaguely aware of the comings and goings of professional kickball – or soccer, if you prefer – it’s almost impossible to avoid seeing some headlines about the World Cup when it comes around. That was the case when I noticed a headline at the Washington Post under the byline of Ken Bensinger. It read, “If the U.S. doesn’t get the 2026 World Cup, blame Trump.” This immediately caused a couple of questions to leap to my mind.

First… the United States is being considered to host the World Cup?

And second… you mean there’s a way we could get out of this?

Donald Trump has pulled off some amazing things since taking office, such as massively scaling back damaging regulations, shepherding through the tax cuts, appointing a fine new member to the Supreme Court and potentially starting the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But if he could get us off the hook for some massively expensive soccer party that clogs up all the television channels for weeks on end I might just nominate the man for a Nobel prize myself. But how would this work? Bensinger, with visceral Trump hatred dripping from every keystroke, explains.

On Wednesday morning, several hundred representatives of FIFA, the supreme body overseeing global soccer, will be presented with what will surely seem a tempting opportunity for a measure of revenge against the United States — and our swaggering president.

Gathering in a Moscow convention center on the eve of the first match of the 2018 World Cup, they will vote on whether to award the 2026 tournament to Morocco or to a combined bid, shared between Mexico, Canada and the United States…

About the only advantage that Morocco — a nation with a GDP slightly smaller than that of the state of Arizona — seems to have is that it’s on the same time zone as Western Europe, where television viewers would be able to watch World Cup matches in lucrative prime time.

That, and the fact that it’s not the United States.

Sadly, the liberal dream of FIFA “punishing” us for having elected Donald Trump by taking their kickball game elsewhere fell through. Later in the day, the depressing results of the FIFA meeting were released and it looks like the World Cup will be coming here after all. Trump had failed us. (Reuters)

The United States, Mexico and Canada will jointly host the 2026 World Cup, overwhelmingly winning a vote by soccer’s world governing body on Wednesday, even though U.S. President Donald Trump has frayed relations with his neighbors and others during his 18 months in office.

So we’re stuck with the soccer tournament. Canada and Mexico will provide three stadiums each for some of the games, but the United States will have to provide 16. And they’re going to desecrate NFL stadiums to do it, including our stadium in New Jersey where the Jets and Giants play. This is beyond depressing.

I’m at least partly joking about all of this, of course. I don’t begrudge anyone a chance to watch this sport if they enjoy it. I’ll never understand it, though. I’ve made an honest attempt to watch soccer in the past, particularly the last time the United States was in the hunt for the World Cup and everyone was all hyped up about it. I just never “got it.” It’s the same couple of plays over and over again, all involving kicking the ball with your feet or bouncing it off other body parts, seeking to pass it to other players or put it into the net. And the scoring part almost never happens, sometimes leaving them locked in a zero-zero tie until they line up and take some free shots at their goalie. When you compare that to the rich complexity of plays in football, passing, running, the monsters of the midway crashing into other like thunder and making the ground shake… there’s just no comparison.

But hey, congratulations to all you soccer fans. Now you have something to look forward to in 2026. Assuming, of course, that SMOD doesn’t finally arrive before then to save us all.

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FBI Director Wray Praises Mueller “I Do Not Believe Special Counsel Mueller is on a Witch Hunt” (VIDEO)

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FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday on the IG report’s findings of the Clinton email investigation.

Christopher Wray told Senator Leahy (D-VT) that Robert Mueller’s investigation is ‘not a witch hunt.’

FBI Director Wray once again proves he serves the Deep State swamp rather than the interests of the American people.

FBI Director Christopher Wray held a press conference last Thursday afternoon from the FBI headquarters in DC following the release of the IG report was released.

Wray defended the swamp; he said the IG report “did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.”

On Monday, the FBI Director praised Mueller and said the dirty cop is not on a witch hunt.

Truly disgusting.

VIDEO:

We shouldn’t be surprised as Wray defended the corrupt officials in the FBI brass last week in a disgraceful press conference.

Americans are disgusted after reading more anti-Trump text messages from FBI agents.

What a disgrace.
The top officials at the FBI and DOJ hated Donald Trump and his supporters.

The Deep State hacks called Trump supporters: F***ing Idiots, Sad, Pathetic, Retarded.

Chris Wray told reporters there was “no evidence of political bias.”
This is the same FBI that had spies inside the Trump campaign and continued to spy on President-elect Trump after his election and inauguration.
And the FBI spy infiltrating the Trump campaign openly advocated for Hillary Clinton during the election.

According to Wray, there’s no political bias and Mueller is not on a witch hunt despite KGB tactics of breaking down doors and raiding anyone connected to the president without even naming the crime.

Wray needs to go.

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Study: The states with the most psychopaths seem to be blue

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Why on Earth would we talk about a Social Science Research Center study like this? The real question is… how could we not?

Reported at QZ, this new study by Southern Methodist University Professor Ryan Murphy correlated a bunch of data which I can’t make heads or tails of and figured out how psychopathic the residents of every state are. He was looking at the “levels of big five personality traits” (extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience) in each state. These apparently correlate with other traits which identify psychopathic tendencies. To put it mildly, the news was not good for the blue states.

Sometimes, it can feel like there are psychopaths everywhere. If you live in the United States, it’s now possible to move to less psychopathic environs, thanks to new research ranking 48 contiguous states by psychopathy.

Connecticut wins the dubious award of most psychopathic state in the US, followed by California in second, and New Jersey third. New York and Wyoming tie for joint fourth place, followed by Maine. The least psychopathic state is West Virginia, followed by Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico…

Earlier research shows that psychopathy is composed of disinhibition, boldness, and meanness, and a forthcoming paper shows that these characteristics can be translated into the big five traits.

I’m still not sure how things like “meanness” and disinhibition translate over to characteristics typical of psychopaths, but then, I only lasted for a few classes in pre-med. It’s still interesting to note that while the five states with the highest psychopath rating were almost entirely blue states in the northeast (plus California), the least psychopathic ones were in red (or at least reddish purple) areas. Who would have guessed that West Virginia would be the best location, particularly if you’ve ever watched the movies based in that region?

Oh, there was one more kicker to the study results. You might have been wondering where the District of Columbia landed. The answer is that it’s not on the list because it rang up a psychopath rating that was off the charts but was disqualified due to mitigating circumstances. (Emphasis added)

Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it’s an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, “The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere.”

So if you’re looking for the highest concentration of psychopaths in the country, head to Washington, D.C. Apparently they have more of them than you can shake a stick at and the majority are working “in the political sphere.”

C’mon, man. You’re not going to sit there and tell me you’re surprised.

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BREAKING: IG Horowitz Confirms Comey Under Investigation For Handling of Classified Memos

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Inspector General Horowitz confirmed Monday during a Congressional hearing Comey is under investigation for his handling of classified information.

Fired FBI Director James Comey penned 7 memos stemming from 9 conversations with President Trump.

At least 4 of 7 of the memos contained classified information.

Comey gave contents of his memos to his ‘friend’ Daniel Richman to leak to the New York Times in order to prompt a Special Counsel.

On Monday, Inspector General Horowitz was asked by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley ‘if the IG is investigating Comey’s handling of his memos about Trump.’

Horowitz replied in the affirmative.

“Yes, we’re investigating it and will produce a report on it.”

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