Jul 29, 2014

Sterling Update (End in Sight?)

So what has transpired since the last time? Doc Rivers has threatened to quit if Sterling continues as the owner.

A judge has ruled that the sale of the team can proceed. Sterling's lawsuit against the NBA now stands at Nine Billion Dollars.

I suspect the NBA will quietly settle with him over the next month or so.

Jun 9, 2014

Broken Haiku

on your first birthday
your parents loved you
so much
were in love with your tiny self
so much
Adored your clever intelligence
so much
They conceived your next sister
on your first birthday.

So why then, does she hate you?

Nearly six decades later, it is of barely any interest,
except the part where you worry about her absence,
and her well-being.

 Can't fix it now, can't change it, can't make her better.

May 30, 2014

Sterling Fracas Continued

One thing that has played true to form in this saga is Donald Sterling's response. He is proceeding predictably—something one had to have known. Heck, I knew it. I even offered a conspiracy theory, which I am now beginning to believe myself.

Turns out that the forced sale fetched a record $2 billion franchise fee for, uh, a private tirade of racism that was recorded illegally. Sterling had already won. The Bucks, as a comparison, were recently sold for a bargain price of just over half a billion. So how exactly is this not rewarding Sterling?

Still, Sterling is not satisfied. So he has proceeded to file a billion dollar lawsuit against the NBA. He may not win, but the NBA will probably settle ("so we may put the past behind us and look forward");  they are yet to categorically state what offense Sterling committed and against whom, that'd command the gargantuan penalty. As a consequence, Sterling could gain his half from the forced sale of the team and an additional settlement for his trouble, netting well over a billion dollars for a franchise that was probably worth no more than $700 million.

Who says racism does not pay off?  

May 24, 2014

Biblical Origins

In US Weekly, former superstar and current ex-superstar Toni Braxton reveals that she once thought that God punished her decision to have an abortion by making her son be afflicted with autism.

Well, she seems to have reconsidered that position, because... well, no idea. But if you believe in her God, this would be consistent with his revealed character. When David cheated with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite (and one of his generals), the LORD was displeased. What did the displeased Lord do on that occasion?

You guessed it, the Lord struck their first-born with some malady that ended up killing it. It somehow makes sense that if Toni Braxton displeases the LORD, he'd strike her kid with autism, does it not?

So what changed for her? She does not say, but I suspect that she's probably rationalized that such was merely coincidental, and at any rate Jesus, her true LORD would not do such a heinous thing. But why not? How can one be sure?

May 22, 2014

Say, CEO of Private Enterprise > President of USA?

Remember Meg Whitman? She ran for governor of California, offering her eBay business acumen to turn around the disastrous slide that Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Well, not really since he fucked it up) had presided over, and fell apart over a Gloria Allred represented illegal alien employment kerfuffle?


Remember, when I mentioned her on this very blog a couple years ago?  Still no?  Then you better read up!