Mighty Kacy Catanzaro slaughtered the 3rd round of American Ninja Warrior, and the five-foot-nothin, hundred-and-nothin former Div I gymnast became the first woman to advance to Mt. Midoriyama Final round.
Can Mighty Kacy join Akiyama Kazuhiko (4) Nagano Makoto (17) and Urushihara Yuuji (24) as the only Ninja Warriors to conquer Mt. Midoriyama?
President Obama killed it in front of a friendly crowd in Austin, and slayed House Republicans for their blatant obstruction and frivolous political stunt of a lawsuit. Here’s text of the best part:
“As long as Congress will not increase wages for workers, I will go and talk to every business in America if I have to. There’s no denying a simple truth: America deserves a raise, and if you work full-time in this country, you shouldn’t live in poverty. That’s something that we all believe.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don’t know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.
The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figure out. You hear some of them — ‘sue him,’ ‘impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay.
I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job.
There’s a great movie called ‘The Departed’ — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the movie where Mark Wahlberg — they’re on a stakeout and somehow the guy loses the guy that they’re tracking. And Wahlberg is all upset and yelling at the guy. And the guy looks up and he says, ‘Well, who are you?’ And Wahlberg says, ‘I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.’ Sometimes, I feel like saying to these guys, ‘I’m the guy doing my job, you must be the other guy.’
So rather than wage another political stunt that wastes time, wastes taxpayers’ money,I’ve got a better idea: Do something. If you’re mad at me for helping people on my own, let’s team up. Let’s pass some bills. Let’s help America together.“
It’s so entertaining/refreshing to see President Obama not as the weakened despot Fox and cohorts report him to be, but rather as the confident, cocky leader shaming his phony, partisan, obstruction-for-obstruction’s-sake opponents -and then bringing it all together to reconcile to help Americans (knowing full his haters have no intention of compromising or helping America).
White guy goes up to black people in his neighborhood and says “What up, my neighbor?!” – naturally pisses everyone off. Obviously, a lifetime of racism makes you a bit skeptical of white dudes and n-words, but its funny to see people so naturally suspicious of a simple hello.
Now that Cleveland is flirting with the idea of a LeBron James return, the Cavs are hoping everyone forgets the Dear Betrayer letter owner Dan Gilbert leaked (in comic sans) that ungratefully bashed the King and the 7 years of his life he devoted to the club and the city.
Instead of pretending that letter (and the years of hate) never existed, maybe the Cavs should just redact it….