The news for the past six months has been so awful —so bad in fact I didn’t have time to focus on the wonderful Obama economy which shrunk the most it has in five years as Obamacare sets in— that I am looking forward to our annual broadcast from The Happiest Place on Earth more than usual. Generalissimo will be attempting 150 consecutive rides on Thunder Mountain (which he has already begun at dawn’s early light) and the broadcast will be mostly politics free, though MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid –the happiest person on MSNBC-– will join me for a couple of segments.
Stop by and say hello if you are visiting the park today.
Yesterday the Cleveland Cavaliers guaranteed future basketball greatness by drafting Andrew Wiggins to pair with Kyrie Irving and who knows which other free agents who come along, and added Fred Barnes as a fan with the addition of University of Virginia sharpshooter Joey Harris in the second round of the draft. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto notes on Harris are here.
NB to news networks that will be covering the GOP 2016 Convention which will almost certainly end up in Cleveland now that it is down to Dallas v. Cleveland. (See the debate on the two cities between Ohio’s current Governor John Kasich and Texas’ future governor and current AG Greg Abbott here. Note that the usually eloquent Abbott had to pause when asked about the bodes of water on which elevates might relax during the day and the fact that his massive –and needed– road improvement plan will be rolling out –and roiling traffic– just as the delegates come to town were the RNC crazy enough to send their convo to deep red Texas in June/July of 2016).
Terry Pluto is the guy who knows Cleveland through and through and especially the long, sad history of Cleveland sports –turning around just in time for the GOP convention in all three major sports– and any network that will want a “local color” broadcast voice will want to ink Pluto now. Of course, as a Salem Radio Network guy, Johnny Radio is already committed, but I’ll be there at the new Lakefront convention center, happily watching the nomination of the man or woman tasked with beating Hillary and then beginning the mountain of work necessary to undo the damage of eight years of the worst president since Wilson and perhaps even far before that.
Off to see the Mouse.