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The Argument is no longer whether Pete Rose is a Hall of Fame Player or not. People will always have their respective opinions on whether the lifetime ban is hypocritical compared to others in the Hall. Statistically Pete Rose was one of the best ever to play the game. The question now is about the importance of the game and whose opinion really matters. The current and previous commissioners want us to believe that it is their opinion about the game and what they feel is the correct view-point regarding the history and importance of honoring a player. After themselves, they put the fans of the cities that a player played for and then third, the rest of the fans. This is backwards. Baseball is not about a group of people sitting in an office. Baseball is about fans all across the country that follows their hometown team and players from around the league compete for almost 7 months a year. The Commissioner’s office has allowed both the cities of Cincinnati and Philadelphia to induct Pete Rose into their respective Hall of Fames. The cities in which he played for get to honor and recognize his achievements as one the best that ever played. What about the rest of the baseball fans? We were the ones that did not get to see or listen to Rose play daily. Long before there was cable/satellite and superstations there was just the Game of the Week, the All-Star game, the postseason and the 3 minute sports highlights during the nightly newscast. We hated Pete Rose when he played against our home town team because we wanted our team to win but we respected Rose for his abilities and accomplishments on the field. We appreciated how he played the game and set an example that many of us used when we taught our sons to play ball or when we coached little league teams. Rose reminded us that practice, working hard, and hustle can give any player the opportunity to compete regardless of physical size or natural ability. Pete Rose showed that baseball is about passion and hope. Rose set an example about pushing yourself and to play hard on every play. Baseball is about taking advantage of every opportunity on the field and that a singles hitter is as important, if not more, than a home run hitter. It is the players and the fans, all across this country, that makes baseball America’s Pastime not the commissioner or the owners. If the Commissioner’s office feels Pete Rose should be honored in the cities in which he played then there is no valid reason that the rest of America’s Baseball fans should not be able to honor him for his baseball accomplishments. The Hall of Fame is not about how a commissioner feels or if a player was a good guy or not…it is about Fans (which includes previous players, owners and anyone else who loves the game) who recognize the accomplishments of a player and want to acknowledge what that player has meant to both the game and those that follow it. We don’t need a plaque in Cooperstown to tell us Pete Rose is a Hall of Fame Player, he is. His accomplishments prove that. What it would show is that Baseball is more than just a group of people sitting around a conference table deciding what is important to the fans and what is not. It is time for the Fan’s Voice to Matter! Sign the Petition because Pete Rose has meant a lot to Baseball Fans all across this country.
The Media needs to look in the mirror regarding the violence and anger that has erupted throughout the country. Today’s shooting of a congressman and others are the result of the constant rhetoric out of the mouths of the so called journalists that prefer to give opinions and fuel hatred rather than just present facts. Politicians can take some of the blame but they would not have a platform to promote their agenda without the media to broadcast their sound-bites and repeat them over and over. The Constitution may give the media the right to say what they want but morally anyone that promotes hate and anger are as guilty as those that perform the act. It is time to call out the Main Street Media for what it is.
From the Republican primaries through the first 6 months of his administration President Trump continues to control the Media, Democrats and the Liberal Pundits as if he was a puppet master holding their strings. Donald Trump became the main focus as soon as he threw his hat into the political ring. His candidacy allowed him to reach working class America, while his opponents focused on attacking him. His Presidency has allowed him to begin the process of putting America First while the Media and Democrats continue to attack his words, tweets and personality. He knew early on that in order to win the election and now subsequently implement ideas and programs to move America in the right direction one of the best ways is to control your opponent. The last 8 years of weakness and division cannot be changed overnight but while the media and liberals waste their time on false accusation and constant threats President Trump continues to build allies, fight terrorism, pass bills (28 Bills in his first 100 days alone) and has Congress working on Tax Reform, Health Reform and many others that will take time to work through but will move America in a better direction. If President Trump wants to have the Media talking about a topic he can. If he wants them to guess what he is thinking he can. What he is also doing is pushing the Far Left Politicians to show their extremism which will cause their careers to come to an end once they go too far. And they will. The likes of Sanders, Pelosi, Waters and others are acting just as President Trump thought they would. We have already seen some in Hollywood cross the line, this week we saw Bernie Sanders attack Christians. It is just a matter of time before the rest start to fall. Donald J Trump will continue to Make America Great Again but he will also change how Washington works.
Comey’s Feelings vs. Facts
As Head of the FBI or in any Law Enforcement Department…actions should be based on FACTS not just a feeling that one has.
His feelings were that President Trump wanted him to stop an investigation on Michael Flynn.
(Comey never followed up with President to get clarification or mention that maybe inappropriate conversation to have..his reason to not follow up is “If I was a stronger person maybe I would have”)
Fact. President Trump was NOT under personal Investigation.
Fact. Comey refused to acknowledge publicly that The President was not under investigation
Fact. President Trump made it clear that he wanted to know if ANYONE in his circle was doing anything inappropriate. Comey stated this in his testimony
Fact. Comey leaked information to a third party to get to media.
Fact. Comey said he did not leak info himself for a variety of reasons but did not explain what they were.
Fact. Comey never gave memos to Congress or DOJ which would have been appropriate action.
Fact. Loretta Lynch told Comey to frame e-mail scandal a certain way. Comey never mentioned this until yesterday to Congress
(What if President Obama knew what Lynch requested? What if Hillary Clinton knew? What if Tim Kaine Knew? Kaine is still in Congress and on Committee investigating President Trump)
Fact. Both Republicans and Democrats had lost confidence in Comey over the past year in how he handles certain investigations.
Fact. Comey was fired and he is trying to blame others.
There is a simple reason why there has been an uptick in terror attacks, as well as, attacks against morality and ethics in our society by the Liberal Media, Hollywood and the Democratic Party. The radical terrorists see the writing on the wall. Not only is America and our allies increasing the military battle against these thugs but many Muslim Nations are finally getting into the fight. They realize that if they want to protect the Religion of Islam and not the image these brainwashed radical terrorists portray than the nations such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt etc. need to lead the fight against those that are trying to change their entire religious history. The terrorists know America has built a coalition and will no longer be passive so they are fighting for their lives and will do whatever they can before going down in flames. The Media, Hollywood and the Democrats hit a wall with the last election. Their arrogance of telling people what is right, what to believe, and how to live was thrown in their face. They also are fighting to keep power and influence. The likes of Kathy Griffin, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher etc., as well as the Democrats, like Waters, Pelosi and even Clinton still believe in their mind that they know what is good for America. What we are seeing are the results of the fall of morality and ethics over the past 25 years and all the finger-pointing from the left is now pointing right back at them. It was inevitable that we would be at this point. Greed and Power has allowed Hollywood to glamorize sexual immorality and Liberals have been pushing the agenda of “Live however you want” without regard for the effect that it eventually puts on a society that was founded on Judeo-Christian Values.
To the red headed comedian, (no need to mention your name as all you seem to want is recognition), the late night talk show host, the Liberal Media and Most of Hollywood, You Do Not Represent the Majority of Americans. In spite of your loud voices and constant hypocritical rhetoric against anyone that thinks different from you and your intolerance for opposing views most Americans can respect each other and accept our differences. We are a free nation with the ability to speak, act and pray as we want. We are also a nation of responsibility and consequences. If one chooses to act a certain way than they also need to accept reactions of others. Morally we should not hurt, degrade or dishonor anyone. We have laws against libel, slander and public discourse. Those in the public eye, whether politicians, athletes, celebrities etc. seem to be more susceptible to ridicule and critiques as long as a line is not crossed (sorry Jim Carrey, there is indeed a moral line) most move on without issue. There is no question that the Media and Hollywood have pushed the Moral/Ethical Line down to the gutter for the sole purpose of fame, fortune and power. The laws protect you in spite of your disgusting shift towards foulmouthed, sexual, in your face, anti-family values. The majority of Americans, regardless of political and social views, have to battle each and every day the garbage you put out. Parents worry that their children will listen to a song, see a TV show or watch a movie that shows the opposite of what they are trying to teach them at home. With social media it is almost impossible to shield all the garbage 24-7. Those that are not parents are just as disgusted as they see society portrayed in a way that goes against what most believe in. You are free to do what you want but as you continue to push the line at some point you won’t be able to push anymore and you will hit a wall and fall. There will be no one to blame but yourself as everyone is responsible for their own actions.