Trump and MLB

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One more stunning bit of xenophobia and brown-skin derangement syndrome.  I detect the over-scrubbed hands of the shame of the Miller family in this.  

 

kent_island_sailor

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This is the real reason -

First negotiated by the Obama administration, the agreement.....
Can you imagine if NASA had sent people to Mars during the Obama administration?

"Mars calling Earth, supplies are low, please send more or send fuel so we can come home"

"Earth calling Mars, why don't you just fuck off and quit begging for handouts and entitlements and there is no way ANYONE is crossing the border from Mars. We know you are all criminals and rapists, Mars isn't sending their best" :rolleyes:

 

Bus Driver

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Can you imagine if NASA had sent people to Mars during the Obama administration?

"Mars calling Earth, supplies are low, please send more or send fuel so we can come home"

"Earth calling Mars, why don't you just fuck off and quit begging for handouts and entitlements and there is no way ANYONE is crossing the border from Mars. We know you are all criminals and rapists, Mars isn't sending their best" :rolleyes:
Then, he would blame Democrats.  And, folks like J28, warbird, Dog, and Jackalarkey would repeat his lie, ad nauseam.

 

hermetic

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yeah.  I don't buy the 'you're helping maduro' speil either.  even if the money goes directly to the commies, it just can't be that much.

play ball

 

Bus Driver

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What makes it even worse, (its bad regardless) is the lengths some Cuban ballplayers go to just to get here.  Punishing them for Cuba's support of Maduro is equivalent to you yelling at me because one of my friends might theoretically have a parent that does not like Bacon. In addition, arguing that this has anything to do with remittances or financial support is nuts. Cuban baseball players do not make much, especially if they play in the minor leagues.  Part of the reason draft bonuses need to be high is because minor league salaries are low and a lot of these players are between the ages of 16-21.  So, absent the stars, players need time to develop. This, in and of itself, is absurd.  What is even more absurd is a supposed Republican quashing a deal made legally and in good faith a privately held company made to increase its workforce. FIFA (soccer's governing body) does not allow these restrictions.  In addition, I do not see President Trump trying to prevent players from nations with terrible human rights records or who are run by communists/socialists/despots in general of playing in the MLS. It is deliberate, petty, vindictive, and very short sighted.

But, that is what we should expect from him, right?

 

Sol Rosenberg

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This is not about wins, losses, strikes, hits, etc. There are 29 electoral votes in the balance. This is about getting precedent to support breaking new contractual relationships between US businesses and Cuba. Folks in Miami want our government to nullify such relationships because the Cuban government nullified their property rights. 

 
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Amati

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This is not about wins, losses, strikes, hits, etc. There are 29 electoral votes in the balance. This is about getting precedent to support breaking new contractual relationships between US businesses and Cuba. Folks in Miami want our government to nullify such relationships because the Cuban government nullified their property rights. 
Venezuelan government did the same, but where are those electoral votes?

 
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Fat Point Jack

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I don't know who is paying for it (you and me), but there was a help wanted ad in the paper that the University of Central Florida was looking for accredited English as a second language teachers for minor league players at the new spring training facility in North Port.

 

Saorsa

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I don't know who is paying for it (you and me), but there was a help wanted ad in the paper that the University of Central Florida was looking for accredited English as a second language teachers for minor league players at the new spring training facility in North Port.
There are enough bi-lingual folks in Nocatee to staff that position a hundred times over.  I don't know how many have degrees though.

 
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I don't know who is paying for it (you and me), but there was a help wanted ad in the paper that the University of Central Florida was looking for accredited English as a second language teachers for minor league players at the new spring training facility in North Port.
Conservative taxpayers gladly spring for Baseball Parks, why not ancillary services?  

John Carlson and the KVI crew sure humped that cows in the lead up to Safeco Field.  

http://plagiarist.com/poetry/344/

 
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Sol Rosenberg

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Venezuelan government did the same, but where are those electoral votes?
That will play into the general strategy of making sure that the next election is "Trump v. Socialism" instead of "Trump v. democRAT nominee." That, and the fact that there are quite a few Venezuelans in South Florida, all go together. 

 




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