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  1. May 6, 2022 Willie Mays’ 91st birthday. 40th Anniversary of Gaylord Perry’s 300th win. Mariners up 4-3.
  2. We need people who can earn billions of dollars. Everyone’s life is better for it. Thank you Elon, Jeff, Bill, Larry, et. al.
  3. Mariners and Padres!!! NLW is killer
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    This is fairly objective reporting by npr. No GOP rooting for Russia. Even Trump’s blathering about Putin’s “savvy” doesn’t add up to rooting for him. Biden’s biggest victory has been with GOP support. Infrastructure. He seems on the verge of additional bipartisan agreement on significant legislation. America Competes Act and the Senate's U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, despite their huge price tags, seem likely to garner enough GOP support to get through the Senate. Where Biden has failed it’s largely due to his inability to make a deal with moderates because the new left hasn’t learned to “govern.” One of the first books dealing with American Foreign Policy that I read was James Minchner’s The Bridge at Andau which dealt with the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. In short, the Hungarians effectively drove the Soviets out of Hungary for a period of a very few days using Molotov cocktails, single fire weapons and quite literally sticks and stones. While preparing for a Soviet counterattack they literally begged for weapons, air support, ammo. Eisenhower determined it was both hopeless and dangerous, suicidal. The Ukraine is much better situated to combat Russia than the Hungarians were the Soviets. Still the similarities are haunting. It’s hard to be over critical of Biden here, it’s a tough call. He does seem reactive rather than proactive and his delay in getting sufficient and effective weapons to fight Russia may be the difference between a narrow Ukrainian win and a devastating slaughter and destruction of Ukraine. The only two ways out of this conflict with a W for Ukraine is to put enough economic and or military pressure on Russia to force it to the negotiating table. The coalition needs the stability and resolve to maintain and increase the sanctions specifically to cut off purchases of oil from Russia. For that to happen energy prices must come down. An oil/gas embargo is doubtful, near Impossible as it would likely trigger recessions in Europe and the US. The wild card is the Middle East and radically increased oil production. What would the ME require in exchange? After celebrating the overthrow of Mubarak, the untimely troop withdrawal from Iraq, allowing ISIS to sell oil and terrorize the Middle East with the proceeds, refine change in Libya, rubbing out the red line on chemical weapons in Syria, allowing Russia to rule the skies over Syria and the unnecessarily devastating withdrawal from Afghanistan, would Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, UAE, believe any promises of future support? The other way is military pressure. That means weapons of a different class, kind and era than we have been providing and probably includes air support. Weapons and support timed proactively so as to put Russia on the run rather than dribbled out to sustain a weakening resistance. Is that goin to happen? Sustaining the war without an economic or military path to winning likely means the war is a slog with Russia using WWII style complete destruction, genocide, famine and devatatation to advance. The best hope for the West appears to be a military coup in Russia and there’s no read on that.
  5. You ungrateful little maggot.
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    Is the Biden response to Russia’s War On Ukraine a disaster or is it brilliant? Are we sending just enough outmoded weapons and money to escalate and prolong the war as long as possible, maximizing the injuries, death’s and destruction suffered by Ukraine, Without giving Ukraine a chance of avoiding an inevitable Russian victory that more advanced weaponry and air support could provide Or, are we brilliantly dancing on a pinhead to send the maximum assistance, the assistance sufficient to support a Ukrainian victory, without provoking Putin to widen the war or use nuclear weapons. It’s hard to tell. Really hard. I fear it’s the former. It used to be liberals who asked such questions. This is part of the cost of our political polarization. The vast majority of those on the right and the left are totally unwilling to question or honestly evaluate the actions of those on “their side.”
  7. WSU appears to be the only school eliminated. Sweet.
  8. WSU, in 17th place in the PAC 12 with a conference record of like 2-27, has just taken the second two in a row from Arizona. Go for the sweep tomorrow.
  9. Actually would’ve been pretty cool if he lost to North Carolina five or six times during his last year.
  10. Ryan Gosling for the win: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdmY2vbb/
  11. KUGRDON

    NFL 2022

    Meanwhile Seahawks must ponder whether DK Metcalf is turning into J Adams, a gifted athlete who can’t produce $30 million dollars worth of play in a Seahawk uniform. Can the Seahawks get that value out of a WR1 with Lock, Mayfield or Gino throwing him the ball from behind a Seahawk OLine running Pete Carroll’s offense. Shop and trade.
  12. Flowers puts up 27, breaks Klay’s single season three point shot record as WSU heads to NYC for NIT semi-finals. Such a disappointing season of lost opportunity.
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