May 25, 2018
There’s a retired number on the left field wall of UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium. I’ve searched quite a bit to verify who’s number this was and strangely, there’s not a whole lot specifically written about the “13” in left field.
…so I’m writing something.
Number 13 is UCLA-great Kenny Washington’s number. Nicknamed “The Kingfish”, Kenny was actually the first black player on the UCLA baseball team – even though many mistakenly believe it was Jackie Robinson.
Washington hit .454 in 1937 and .350 in 1938 while at UCLA. He went on to play professional football, despite his skills at baseball, but after his pro football career ended, signed on with the Angels in 1950 where he had a short stint playing integrated professional baseball.
In 1956, Kenny’s number was the first number retired in UCLA history. That same year, he was inducted into the the College Football Hall of Fame.
For more information on Kenny Washington’s story, check out:
March 20, 2018
Trump is is so facepalmingly, headshakingly, mindblowingly stupid, there’s really only one way to get through his childish antics throughout the newscycle and that’s to GO EVEN MORE CHILDISH.
Presenting… SPACE FORCE!
January 26, 2018
I started using Westfield’s Smart Parking system at Century City (the only mall that supports it in the US as far as I know).
Here’s a description of how it works – it may require installing the Westfield app on your Android or iPhone device, although I’ve been told there’s a way to do this online as well.
Before your visit, create a Westfield account, add your vehicle’s license plate, and save your payment card details.
Our cameras will recognize your license plate when you arrive at the parking garage. Watch the gate open automatically. No ticket needed.
When you’re done, validate by scanning a QR code at a participating retailer or just drive out. We’ll bill your card directly and send you a receipt. Simple!
So I’ve actually used it, and it indeed works this way. The cameras and the entrances & exits automatically recognize your car and let you in & out – automatically charging your credit card on file. They have a description of the service online here:
WARNING: It appears based on the feedback that I’ve read, that despite the app having a QR code reader built into it to recognize & consume ‘validation’ tickets issued by the AMC Theatres and Guest Services, the validations feature doesn’t work on either iOS or Android so prepare to pay whatever non-discounted fee it is that Westfield charges & not be able to accept validations if you get them at the mall.
You can download the apps here:
- DOWNLOAD: Westfield US application for Smart Parking
December 22, 2017
David Stockman, former Budget Director for Ronald Reagan, has a whopper of a YouTube channel.
Check out this video where he crushes Neil Cavuto on his understanding of the US economy, and it starts with this serve & volley:
Over the next 10 years, the government looks to take in $43 Trillion dollars in revenue & taxes. That’s a lot of money.
Yeah, but it looks to put out $53 Trillion in spending!
Stockman: ‘Calamity Don’ Has ‘No Idea He’s Presiding over the Biggest Fiscal Disaster in History’
December 22, 2017
This video is a simple 10 minute explanation of why Trump’s tax plan won’t work, why reducing corporate taxes doesn’t stimulate job growth, and why our situation today is completely different from the Reagan era from David Stockman, RONALD REAGAN’S BUDGET DIRECTOR as broadcast on the FOX BUSINESS NETWORK.
(…and what should have been done instead.)
Money quote, speaking about Steve Mnuchin & the advocates of the GOP Tax Plan:
“These people are total fakes. I’ve never seen anything that was as content free, as substance-less, as this 9 pager that came out.”
Stockman: Here’s Why Trump’s Tax Plan Won’t Stimulate the Economy Like Reagan’s
December 22, 2017
Holy cow, this is amazing.
12 MONTHS OF TRUMP’S MESS (Parody of 12 Days of Christmas)
December 15, 2017
Wanna read something heartwarming? I had a crap week and this was a very much needed read for me. A little chicken soup for the soul, perhaps.