Some proselytize, “it takes a village to raise a child..”, and while the insinuation undermines the responsibility and importance of good parenting and backhandedly promotes the existence of a nanny state, the fabricated concept of universal benevolence is despicable when weighed against an ulterior motive. Others philosophize, “it takes a pandemic to identify true zealots within government…”, a statement that identifies, like it or not, that the legacy of Covid-19 will have vast political consequences, disturbing trends that already materializing directly from the partisan-laden funhouse of incumbent elected officials on both sides of the ledger.
For every radical Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, their are four Democratic stooges, and within this disproportionate example of atomic ratios, the situation stinks more than CH4 or the compound that is familiarly known as methane, and its involvement within the environmental debate, and used as a disingenuous talking point by such scientific authorities such as Al Gore, and AOC. While Greene is represented the lone carbon atom, “C”, a distinction that has many clever connotations, a quad of ineffectual governors is identified by the four hydrogen atoms “H”, and includes such illustrious names as Gavin Newsom, Jay Inslee, Jared Polis, and last, but not least, the indelible Kate Brown.
While Newsom, Inslee, and Polis, have all shown poor leadership, and the absence of critical thinking skills in mismanaging the response to the pandemic, and finding new and innovative ways to permanently cripple small business, Brown holds the special distinction of not only being privy to comedy of blunders, but has crossed the threshold of rarified air, in deliberately balking on jump starting the small college and high school sports, while turning her attention to a social media campaign for transgender rights. Ironically, news from sources within the Merry Pranksters state that her office is pushing for boys to bend the gender roles and find sustained success in competing against girls, effectively vaporizing women’s sports within the next decade. In the frenetic GameStop stock market style trading dash of allocating and reallocating rights based on a sordid grouping of criterion, the second term lawmaker is indirectly making a good case for AI to transcend its current position within the bail system, and replace the flesh and blood members of government.
Even with the blessing from health officials, and the framework for a stringent testing and student-athlete safety protocol in place, Brown has stayed silent on whether or not the announced date of a February 8th restart of the prep season with high school football practice officially kicking off sports holds any weight. The Oregon governor’s failure to serve the best interest of her constituents has once again come into fruition, and even the perpetual echo in the nightly violence of Portland protestors enabled to ransack the downtown corridor, cannot keep the latest example of the blatant overextension of government from the trending headlines. The fate of the Rose City enduring a perpetual barrage of dissidents and vandals gathering in lawless and destructive mobs is just the tip of the iceberg in a regime plague by subversion, exploitation, and draconian elements, enabling disruptive elements, while hamstringing the average resident through unsustainable and short-sighted legislation.
Critics were already quivering in paroxysms of angst over the decision to allow the state’s two major NCAA division one basketball programs Oregon and Oregon state to launch their seasons, but delaying the efforts Portland, and Portland state from returning to action. Apparently, Brown understands television revenue to a higher degree than recently ousted Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott, an entirely sad, yet tragic narrative in the counterproductive side effects of the social justice movement intertwined with bureaucracy. Her inexplicable irregular interpretation of policy has been exacerbated through banning public and private in-state small colleges at lower divisions to reconvene hoops, and other sports in the nearly 12-month hiatus from practices or games, in spite of their robust plans to ensure the safety of participating athletes.
Newsom committed a similar cardinal sin by signing off on policy that didn’t mesh with certain counties in nearly making it impossible for football teams in California to hold scrimmages or suitable practices, which led to the unprecedented insanity of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers being forced to play regular season home games out of state in Phoenix. Even the regal Jay Inslee, an honorary member of the royal family of megalomaniac promoted from the gentry in his own mind and an activist for the vapidly oblique, didn’t drop the bacon, and prep sports in Washington, with of population nearly 3 million larger and a higher infection rate than Oregon, have commenced, and small colleges just enjoyed their first weekend of competition in a celebration of sporting goodness. Just north of the Columbia river, and across the border between the two states, the environment is night and day as non-revenue generating athletics at least have a voice, illustrating a system-wide emanating directly from Brown’s office in applying the basic theory of critical mass.
Football teams in Oregon face a similar obstacle and logistical nightmare to California squads affected by proximity in being hindered through restricted practice numbers, a plight that remains unaddressed due to the indifference and the inability of the governor to reverse the stubborn tide of damming specifications stuffed into reckless legislation.
Brown’s scatterbrained approach and lack of attention to detail in transforming a caper into a virulent debacle is a glaring indictment of why state legislatures need to amend the stipulations of what exactly constitutes “emergency powers” for governors, and researching the possibility of an electoral college approach to tabulating voters in states such as Oregon, and Washington, where one county decides every major election.
In forwarding the agenda of the special interest lobby, while the majority of student-athletes and parents are left out in the cold, bereft of any viable governmental representation, Brown and her noxious release of greenhouse gases, mandates, and measures within the capitol building in Salem, has raised the temperature of hell a few degrees. The exothermic nature of her assault on basic freedoms, and the reasonable fundamental expectations to experience livelihoods by constituents, is only deterred through her undying devotion to progressive voters. Similar to the other fab four, Brown adheres to the axiom that those who vote Republican, moderate, or do not follow party lines, are not created equal, and this is relentlessly illustrated by continued application of intolerance unfortunately spilling over to policy.
Oregon-based sportswriter and talk show host John Canzano has demanded accountability and transparency from the Brown administration on the grave mishandling the interaction between government and amateur sports throughout the pandemic. He penned this informative column for Oregonlive.com, featuring all the nuts and bolts of a train wreck that is guaranteed to get the blood boiling.
While Brown continues to flounder in the limelight, and routinely deflects justifiable criticism for her actions in hampering a safe and structured productive return to normalcy, Canzano and other Oregonians face the though decision on whether or not efforts to recall the incumbent are worthy of valuable thermodynamic resources. For Newsom and Inslee, colleagues on the other side of the fence are already furnishing preparations to remove the two monarchs from their prospective thrones, and restore an air of ethical morality to positions of government that have been warped and marred by the unchecked egos and burgeoning incompetency catering to radicalized special interests. Until then, young people are left in limbo with more questions than answers as to when they will be able to freely participate in athletics and activities once again, which pass the municipal and state health requirements with flying colors.
Play ball, or go home!
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