Step up, umps
Everyone employed is subject to a review of job performance, and failure to meet certain standards may be grounds for termination.
Major league umpires, as any major league officials, should be held to those expectations. (Aug. 24, 1B, “Umpires should cut whining, get better”)
Let’s start tallying up those “horrendously missed calls,” as Sam Mellinger termed them, as part of their job performances.
This isn’t the little leagues. This is the big leagues, with big-league salaries. These umpires should be held accountable for their actions (or inactions).
It’s just like any other job: If you don’t perform your duties as expected, you should be fired.
Good for gander
Why is a Missouri state senator being held to a higher standard than the president of the United States? (Aug. 23, 4A, “Senator faces expulsion effort over her Trump remarks”)
Not a win
The Nazis thought they were making progress when they got President Donald Trump, but recent response to their activities such as the removal of statues indicates who is winning the battle.
Why are the taxpayers paying President Donald Trump to stay at his own properties? The recent news about spiraling Secret Service expenses on his outings is unacceptable. (Aug. 21, KansasCity.com, “Trump’s frequent travel and large family drain Secret Service funds to pay agents”)
Trump is charging the government to stay at his properties.
Why must he always travel in the Boeing VC-25 Air Force One to New York or New Jersey — or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter — when a smaller, more efficient and less costly aircraft could be used?
I believe Congress should rein in the president on this outlandish spending. We the taxpayers should refuse to allow him to line his pockets by charging us to stay at his own properties.
A better wall
The United States missed an opportunity to build a high wall to stop the moon from darkening the planet by covering the sun, instead of a wall to prevent immigrants from entering the nation across the southern border.
Is there a contest that politicians in Missouri and other states are playing that we don’t know about?
It appears there are many who are striving to get coverage on national news, and they are trying to be the dumbest —and it’s on both sides of the aisle.
What’s the prize? It must be a lifetime supply of Prozac because I have never seen such ignorance in my life.
We used to strive for excellence in this country; apparently, we are striving for stupid now.
We can straighten this out if we stop voting straight party tickets and start looking at what these dummies are spewing. And then get them out of office.
Comedian Dick Gregory, who died recently, once said that you could go to the ghetto and see many bars but no churches. That kind of makes you wonder on which buildings the crosses belong.
As a result of President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville, Va., violence, two business advisory councils he appointed were abruptly shut down because of the participants’ resignations. However, Trump’s 25-member Evangelical Executive Advisory Board continues in full complement, except for one pastor.
This too makes you wonder on which buildings the crosses belong.
After Tuesday night’s tirade from President Donald Trump, I can’t believe Republican lawmakers aren’t standing up and saying enough is enough.
This is a total humiliation for this country. This man needs help. He can’t act like an adult for more than one day.
His Monday night speech was written by someone else, and he did a good acting job by delivering it, but in Arizona we saw the true Trump — a 5-year-old in temper-tantrum mode.
We have to get this man out of office before he really hurts our country and we all pay the price for his vanity.