“A government shutdown means overseas troops could miss baseball playoff games and favorite NFL Sunday showdowns…”
Stars and Stripes

Regardless of how you feel about Obamacare or Congress or the President, you’ve got to admit it’s absurd that our armed forces should be denied the privilege of watching sporting events during the shutdown. If you’re serving your country, stuck in Iraq or Afghanistan right now, getting to watch your beloved Cowboys or the MLB Playoffs must be one of the very few bright spots in your day.

My wife asked a (brilliant) question last night: “Why doesn’t someone like T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) or Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) or the NFL simply offer to sponsor the Armed Forces Network for the weekend?”

It’s hard to think of something better a billionaire could do to endear himself to the American public.

2024-03-19: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated. Also note that this post was written before Donald Trump turned into a complete lunatic.

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