While Fred Faour is vacationing in Canada amongst a moose or two, I have decided to update you on the happenings in our great United States.
Fred will be pleased to know he’s returning to an America with a new version of Obamacare… AKA, the GOP’s name change, AKA, the “Health Care Bill,” has been stalled. Apparently, it appears that 5 or 6 GOP senators have refused to sign off on it. Just to be clear, I call it a “name change” because it is essentially a watered-down version of the current health care plan we have all come to know and love… Obamacare. I also believe that the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been testing the waters with the Congressional Budget Office by fishing the bill to see how the they would grade it – and upon them immediately crushing it, quickly the bill on the back-burner.
In other politics…
Monday, Project Veritas secretly recorded CNN Producer John Bonifield agreeing with Donald Trump about Russia essentially being nothing but a witch hunt. Bonifield also admitted to having been directed to cover Russia.
Guess what, Fred? CNN is a P.O.S…. and the Russian story is nothing more than a ratings grab.
Donald Trump is a petty President, but boy do I love when he makes the internet go nuts. Check out these Trump tweets from yesterday:
While both Congress and the media immediately lost their minds with their usual “this is not Presidential” rebuttal, I have come to realize that Trump is going to do what Trump wants to do. And if you come at him, you better be prepared for a fight… because he’ll be coming right back at you.
The funniest thing about these tweets: As I was reading, I saw a the name Mika Brzezinski, followed by a reference to bleeding… and at this point, I didn’t know where in the hell the tweet was going. But once he mentioned “face-lift,” I exhaled – because with Trump, that most definitely could have gone in a completely different direction.
Fred, I am praying for you. Because being in Canada, I’m sure that you have not yet heard that the US Supreme Court reinstated Trump’s Travel Ban. I mean, you’re currently outside of the country, possessing Middle Eastern lineage. This could get pretty interesting.
Honestly, the most surprising thing about this ruling is that it was a unanimous 9-0. Not too often in this political climate do we see such a lopsided Supreme Court Ruling.
Have you ever seen something so bad that all you can do is laugh? For me, that was LaVar Ball and his sons appearing on WWE RAW. Apparently, the masses are upset with both the Ball family and WWE because LaMelo (Ball’s youngest son) dropped the “N-word” repeatedly.
In my opinion, they were all having fun and being silly. No big deal.
Welcome to Houston, Chris Paul.
You heard right: Daryl Morey traded Patrick Beverly, Sam Decker and a few other “no-names” for Paul. While everyone has been covering the story inside and out, I have been more interested in the fans’ reaction. Of course, there are the delusional fans who believe that Paul, “as is,” equals a Rockets championship. Then there are the fans who feel that the Rockets need to make another move. That’s logical, I can dig that. What I can’t dig is all of the fans who are pissed off at the Rockets for trading Beverly. Are you kidding me? This Rockets point guard situation has literally just gone from Wal-Mart status to f-ing Neiman Marcus, and these idiots are crying over Beverly.
I guess some people in this city are just in love with extra average players.
Still Sports, but filed in the NSFW category
Wednesday night, Colts Owner Jim Irsay tweeted out a nude photo of a female. He claimed he was hacked… but I’m thinking he just may just be on crack. Can we please stop with the “I was hacked” shit? Take it from someone with an IT background: If someone has taken then time to infiltrate your Twitter account, the first thing they are going to do is change your password. Maybe I am overthinking this whole thing, but if your account has truly been compromised, you are definitely not able recover it in the small span of 10 minutes. My guess is, Irsay was attempting to contact an escort service via Twitter DM, and he accidentally tweeted it out over his timeline instead. Trust me… it happens. Or maybe, he was just sending Jerry Jones a pic a of the hot piece of ass he was about to slay. (Yeah, I just went with the cheesy Cowboy joke. You liked it.) Seriously, though… Irsay just needs to own it – because she looks pretty good.
Wednesday, the Astros hosted a Game of Thrones Night. I was alright with it – especially in light of the fact that the Astros won. I am no prude, and I love Game of Thrones, but while at the game, I noticed a lot of kids in attendance. For those of you who aren’t aware, Game of Thrones is an HBO series that essentially, is comprised of all types of brutal debauchery. I personally have no problem with the Astros going with this particular theme, but in this hypersensitive climate, I am surprised they allowed this to happen in the first place.
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– Lamont Mann
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Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is your weekly Friday updater, and also weighs in on a variety of subjects throughout the week. Former military man, UH Grad. Follow him on Twitter: @sportsmedialm