niggles & peeves

  1. The anti-vaxers top the list, but not by much. What the hell has happened in America when “you can’t tell me what to do” is more valued than logic, rules, and science, even common sense? Just get vaccinated, people. It’s safe, effective and doesn’t even hurt.
  2. The GOP say “no” to everything (Covid relief, voting rights, infrastructure, climate improvement and the rest), while blaming the Dems for not getting things done. Meanwhile they continue to fawn at the feet of the twice-impeached ex-President and the Big Lie.
  3. Commercials. It’s enough to make a person give up watching television. In a half hour the amount of program content vs. commercials is about 50-50. Bah.
  4. Sports on TV. We watched the World Series. Those big league players sure can spit and grab their crotch. Hitting and throwing are, apparently secondary. In football, it now seems every “color commentator” wants to be the head coach and is proud to tell the audience what should be done by the real, actual head coach. Just call the game, okay?

Fall is here, the heat is gone, we’ve had rain. Thank goodness.

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7 Responses to niggles & peeves

  1. Steve A Oerkfitz says:

    Can’t disagree with anything here. I find commercials worse during football than baseball. I especially hate it when you get the same commercials every break. The worst are plugs for other shows.

    • Amen to that, Steve, especially when they show the same one more than once during the same break.

      • Jeff Meyerson says:

        What I hate is Joe Buck doing the World Series and rather than talking about the game, he’s doing promos for NFL football. One sport at a time, Joe!

        I have a T-shirt that says “Science Doesn’t Care What You Think.”

        Now that ELection Day is over, the commercials I hate the most are for Caesars S[ports Book (also FanDuel). It is absolutely unconscionable that the NFL is in bed with these people, and their ads should be banned from television just like cigarette ads were.

  2. patti abbott says:

    Yes to all of this. Very frustrating world.

  3. tracybham says:

    I agree with all of those except the sports on TV. And that is only because I don’t watch sports on TV. Years ago (the 1990s) I watched professional basketball, and had no quarrel with the commentators, but I did not really know that much about how to play. Just enjoyed the games.

    It is all very frustrating. Especially politics and the GOP. But I pretty much ignore the news in that area so that I don’t spend all my time worrying.

    We haven’t had much rain but the weather has been nice.

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