Thursday, March 29, 2018

A little of this and a little of that

Two years ago, Donald Trump became the first celebrity since Ronald Reagan to ascend to the Presidency. Say what you want about his seemingly unethical approach to all things political, but for someone who shied away from an earlier run for the White House, he tapped into the angst of a portion of this country's registered voters. Snowblind from reality? Yep.

On the other side of the aisle, actress Cynthia Nixon (ex-Sex & The City) is looking to primary Governor Andrew Cuomo later this year. New York has not had a female governor, but are we ready for one? We'll find out later this summer. Nixon has already gotten support from former castmate Sarah Jessica Parker, among others, and like Trump before her, she'll have to deal with relentless media scrutiny. Good luck.
Disturbing to read that in the wake of the arrest of NVIXM (pronounced Nexium, like the medicine) founder Keith Reinert, that former Smallville co-star Allison Mack is neck deep in her involvement with what is being considered a cult. Trust me, Mack's fans from her TV days are not thrilled. If you thought a cultural icon like, say, Bill Cosby, could fall from grace so mightily amid allegations of sexual misconduct dating back decades, learning that Mack, who played made-for-TV sidekick Chloe Sullivan on Smallville, would wind up swapping her career for a life of human trafficking, I'd say her fall is even worse, wouldn't you?
So sad to read also of the passing for former major league baseball player Rusty Staub at 73. Staub played for five different franchises (Mets, Montreal, Houston, Detroit, Texas) in a career that spanned more than two decades, and reached the World Series with the Mets in 1973, where the Amazin's lost a 7-game thriller to Oakland.

MLB Network had this up earlier today:

The Mets, at least, placed a #10 (Staub's number during his 2nd tour with the team in the 80's) on the mound prior to today's opener vs. St. Louis. Not sure about the Tigers, Astros, or Rangers. Even less sure if the Washington Nationals, the former Expos, are doing anything, but we'll know by the end of the day.

Rest in peace, Rusty.

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