Kansas City Losing Baseball History Explains How Republicans Plan To Rig & Win Midterms

Rampant corruption in every aspect of civic life is an integral part of Kansas City's history and tradition. Corruption is the defining characteristic of cowtown culture. And so, an upcoming red wave offers a glimpse at the gamesmanship already in play with a bit of a local connection.

Check-it . . .

Fox News: GOP's 'Pennant Porch' in 2022 could shape House control

Premise . . .

The Kansas City Athletics were a terrible baseball club in the 1950s and 1960s. But Charlie O. Finley owned the A’s and was one of the most innovative marketers in baseball history.

So, in 1964, Finley knocked down the right field grandstand at Kansas City Municipal Stadium, curved the fence to a mere 296 feet from home plate and installed temporary bleachers on what had been the warning track. Finley declared the new configuration the "Pennant Porch."

The gimmick didn’t help much. The Athletics were an abysmal 57-105 and finished last in the American League. Finley moved the team to Oakland a few years later.

In baseball, games are won on the field. But in politics – unlike Finley’s Pennant Porch – how they set up the field of play sometimes determines the winner.

Such may be the case as it pertains to the reapportionment of House seats after the 2020 Census. And how individual states redraw the lines of congressional districts.

And so . . . 

The partisan political game is all just a rigged distraction for people with low IQs and very little impulse control. 

For the most part, the two sides of the same coin stay winning no matter who is in power. The best the plebs can do is enjoy the show and try not to get carried away with the horrific emotional manipulation used by the ruling class in order to garner even more control. 

And all of THAT might explain why faith in democracy seems to be in decline amongst both conservatives and progressives. 

Spillover . . .

The speculative and stubborn rise of cryptocurrency reveals that investors with BILLIONS of dollars have greater confidence in tech they don't really understand than trust in the forces that power the rampant printing of free money and hope to control the inflationary surge already underway. 

On the bright side, those of us on the low end probably won't notice a change in the constant humiliations of everyday American life no matter who holds power. 

You decide . . . 

Comments

Anonymous said…
Aw, sad clown.

I like the baseball reference but the emo politics I can do without.
Gouda said…
^^^

True.

We'll all be happier after we get that fourth and fifth stimulus check.
Anonymous said…
"people with low IQs and very little impulse control" = chucklowes
Anonymous said…
Gerrymandering and Voter Supression = the only path to Republican Victories.
Anonymous said…
Its a necessary counter to Democrat cheating.
chuck said…
Democrats rig elections. 38% of Democrats admit that the 2020 election was rigged. Keep your eye on Maricopa County this week. The audit there is ongoing in spite of Perkins Coie sending 73 lawyers down there to try and stop the audit. 73!!! Why, if the election was above board, would the same "Law" firm that trafficked in, promoted, lied about and was caught red handed paying for lies from Russians and Christopher Steele during the "Russian Collusion" scam send 73 lawyers to stop an audit, that is being watched on TV with hundreds of people checking every ballot to make sure it is legal?

Because, as we all know, but some will not admit, the 2020 election was stolen.

Democrats, including the ones in this town under the aegis of that pillar of integrity, Tom Pendergast, have a long history of election day corruption. The 1960 election was stolen for Kennedy when Joe Kennedy worked a deal with the Mafia and Sam Giancana to take Illinois in the dark of night.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-nov-09-mn-51973-story.html

Democrats are disreputable, predictable liars and cheats, but, with the media in their pockets, along with BIG TECH censors and the Deep State ready to enforce prison time and fishing expeditions that bypass the 4th Amendment, they can say anything out loud, or, print it and no one is supposed to "Notice".

The "Narrative" engineers are already fashioning the talking points to be parroted in the media when the outrageous, obvious malfeasance is revealed.

I'll sum it up for you here - "Don't believe your lying eyes, here is Adam Schiff to tell you what to think".

It's disgusting. Again, obvious to all but the kool-aide drinking whack jobs and the parasites who profit off of the lies that Progressives are Fascists and if you cross them, you can end up in jail for "trespassing", or, a FARA violation with no Habeas Corpus.

The 2020 election was rigged soup to nuts.
Anonymous said…
6:27 that's probably true, but the Democrats are buying reelection and long-term dependant voters at an astronomical rate.
Even I, a staunch conservative, am rooting for more free money to help me out short term. It should be highlighted how seductive this short sighted political agenda can be to our long term success as a financially and political healthy Nation.
Anonymous said…
6:27 its the best counter to Democrat fahe mail in ballots and ballot harvesting. The Democrats cheated in 2020 but they forget that goes both ways! LOL!
Anonymous said…
And for all those who absolutely hated Trump and voiced to remove him anyway possible, DID!
Anonymous said…
Vote counting:
0 for me and 2? for you.
1 for me and 3?? for you.
2 for me and 4??? for you.
Sh!t!
F@ck Trump!
F@ck Democracy
All for me and Jack Sh!t for you!!!
Anonymous said…
Kick back, ditch social media, check your email a couple times a day, and maybe flip on the TV news in the morning (mostly for weather).

What's the point in listening to people who only wish to stir you up, get you to support them in their quest for more money, more power, more control? How does that improve your life?

Avoid government, ignore the stupidity of any political, social, or religious message that insists it knows best how you should act, think, or live.

Do that, and your odds of having a decent live improve pretty dramatically.
Anonymous said…
7:17 I have been doing just that for several years and I can only marvel at the stupidity of those who spend their lives arguing about which party is worse.
Anonymous said…
Some people would rather discuss marigolds than politics. Good for you. Trump was trying to get $2,000 to Americans last fall without all the bullsh*t pet social projects not related to COVID, but the Demoncraps didn't want to allow it because it was so close to the election. After voting for Obama, I saw one political party lie and cheat more than any other party is history to take out a duly-elected president. Add that to no borders, no support for police, destruction of the oil and gas industry, weak military, and endless race-baiting, virtue signaling and systemic racism talk, and the Demoncraps look to be headed in the wrong direction.
chuck said…
^^^ Because 7:23, no diss, but 20% inflation, Your kids being indoctrinated with CRT, high taxes, foreign wars, censorship and Fascism will, affect your life and very dramatically. The last 18 months have proved to even the most obtuse of our citizenry, just how malicious and mendacious our so called "experts" and leaders can be, when left to the whim and caprice of their own self aggrandizing impulses.

They are, with some notable exceptions, venal, belligerently stupid, blinkered unqualified poseurs with few if any actual skills that translate into salubrious solutions for the everyday American.

They are fuckin idiots and if you don't pay attention to their Marxist machinations, it will get even worse.

As it is now, they are petty tyrants and power grabbing grubs whose main focus in life is power, money and sinecure at the expense of the middle class. When left unfettered, the slimy Socialist satraps will, as we have seen bypass the Constitution and incarcerate you for any perceived transgression against the "Regime" that enables them high station if they in turn bow to the Imperium.

Anonymous said…
7:17
We ingest but are unable to digest all the conflicting information that is agenda driven 24/7. Therefore we must initiate a media starvation protest because all things media can taint just about any conversation on the most innocent of subjects.

For all of us that are not conspiracy nuts but can still think as an individual, it sure seems there is a conserted effort to either social engineer us or have us just go away.

Since clicking my ruby reds together won't return me to simpler times your advice is well taken. Dalton

Anonymous said…
Talk about gas lighting!

Dems literally frauded the last election.

Oh what you can get away with when your are in the back pocket of the bolshivik media
Anonymous said…
"people with low IQs and very little impulse control" = idiot libs
Anonymous said…
Taze them all! We need to give government back to the people. Instead they have laughed spit in our faces and spread their poison making everyone so negative. Sounds like junior high.
Anonymous said…

Sadly, after Finley moved the A's to Oakland, they became one of the greatest teams in baseball history dominating the early and mid - 70's.

Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Sal Bando etc.

Power, speed, defense, outstanding starting and relief pitching.

If there was not free agency, the A's would have won five more World Series in the 1970's. The Yankees bought Reggie Jackson, Rollie Fingers and other great A's players.
Anonymous said…

THE 2020 ELECTION WAS STOLEN BY THE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS WITH BALLOT HARVESTING, DEAD PEOPLE VOTING, FICTIOUS MAIL IN BALLOTS, DESTRUCTION OF TRUMP BALLOTS, SHREDDING OF ENVELOPES TO PREVENT FORENSIC AUDITING, ETC. ETC.

GREATEST ELECTION FRAUD IN WORLD HISTORY AND ALL OF EUROPE, RUSSIA, JAPAN AND CHINA NEWS MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DISCUSS THE FRAUDULENT UNITED STATES 2020 ELECTION.

THE UNITED STATES LOST THE WORLD'S MORAL HIGH GROUND AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION.

Anonymous said…
I feel sorry for those of you who seriously think Donald Trump or Joe Biden gives a shit about you. They want your vote but that's the extent of their caring. Both parties are full of opportunistic narcissistic bastards who have spent their entire lives lusting for power.
Anonymous said…
Hard to fight what has in plain sight indoctrinated our schools for decades now.

As adults we have still have context the younger generations do not. That for only a short time for what it's worth.

If you live long enough you will vividly see that you are at odds with your own children and grandchildren. They have already been whispered politics since birth and they are not your politics.

Social Engineering is now past tense.
Anonymous said…
Chucklowes, you're a pretty useless pile of living cells. Just sayin'.
Anonymous said…
Back at ya.
Anonymous said…
Democrats are strongly against gerrymandering in states where they are not in control. In states they dominate, they are all for it. Ref: Illinois, New York.
Anonymous said…
8:23. Chucklowe guy. You know that guy who stands on the sidelines and encourages the fight but is too pu$$y to fight himself. Has no redeeming qualities. Has no contributions to make except occasionally into a tissue when he takes his ED meds. Get off the welfare and do something else, please.
Anonymous said…

Joe Biden's diaper is an environmental hazard.

Anonymous said…
Republicans: If you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em.
Anonymous said…
Weird that you can show only a literal handful of ballot cheating cases but gerrymandering is easily shown to intentionally cheat tens of millions of people.
Anonymous said…
^^ Don't need to cheat 'em, they'll defeat thenselves by nominating unelectable Candidates.

The Democrats do that too, witness 2016, when the Clinton/Pelosi/Feinstein cabal cheated Sanders out of the Nomination, and disgusted so many Democrats and Independents that they stayed home and allowed a disaster like Trump to getinto Office.

This was proven in 2020, when the Democrats nominated a weak Candidate, and he still kicked Trump's ass around the block, because the American People had seen what a flipping mess the Republican Party had become.

There was no cheating, you know that, the voting has been re-counted and audited, mostly by Republicans, and no evidence has ever been found, leaving the Far Right Fringe to squeal about mythological and spurious "statistics" created out of whole cloth by fringe "experts", and "testimony" by "witnesses" (usually third and fourth hand) that is always contradicted by multiple instances of contradictory testimony (He/she said versus what everybody else who was there said.).

I personally hope that the Trump Cult continues to wreak havoc within the Republican party, so that the unelectibles they hand the nominations to give more elections to Democrats, and send the GOP howling in the Wilderness, so this Country can reestablish a growing Economy and the Prosperity of the 1960s, when Government actually cared about Americans.

Oh, and if you Republicans want to have any credibility in yourclaims of "Patriotism", find yourselves people unlike Trump or Flynn, maybe somebody who at least knows the words of the Pledge Of Allegiance!

Anonymous said…
The democrats cheated in 2020, when you count suitcases of ballots after everyone has gone home, you cheated. This what happened in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Anonymous said…
Stopping ballot counting in the middle of the night is very common. Oh wait ...
Anonymous said…
“Thank you, Almighty Lord, for giving Donald J. Trump to America in a time of great need to deliver a COVID vaccine in record time through his Operation Warp Speed because of his business management expertise and can-do attitude. Amen.” – Basement Biden after being given a truth serum enema
Anonymous said…
"There was no cheating, you know that, the voting has been re-counted and audited,..."

You are a liar. Maricopa county is where the only actual honest recount is now taking place. The election was rigged. 10:14 is correct.
Anonymous said…
^^^^And yet it wasn't. Weird.
Anonymous said…
Crying fraud when there actually wasn't any and there's NOT any proof is very common. Oh wait ...
Anonymous said…
There was no auditing of the ballots as the envelopes with the supposed signatures of the mail-in voters were all destroyed by the Democrat Party in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee. You cannot audit something that does not exist.

Yes, the the votes were re-counted by the Democrats in control of the ballot boxes but that proved nothing as they simply counted the illegal ballots twice; plus the Trump ballots that were destroyed and not counted were gone.

Trump ballots were found in dumpsters where the ballot counters had thrown them away so they would not be counted.

Windows covered with cardboard at the voting centers so election observers could not monitor the counting of ballots.

Election observers were physically removed from Milwaukee, Detroit and Atlanta voting counting centers.

Actions like that are not done unless there is election fraud and coverup.

Joe Biden is an Illegitimately Elected President. Plain and simple.
Anonymous said…
Your half-baked "theories" are unburdened by things like truth, accuracy and proof.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
Anonymous said…
11:12: And yet you're full of shit. Weird.
Anonymous said…
good God.

dumbest headline ever?

how desperate were you for an attempt at a relevant article?
Anonymous said…
Fool. Government NEVER cared about Americans.
Anonymous said…
And yet your only argument is Weird. Weird.
Anonymous said…
I remember when hitlery lost and she cried for four years that it was stolen from her, matter of fact, the dimwits have challenged every republican win for president since George bush.

If they aren’t crying about something.....
Anonymous said…
Hitlery was crushed by Trump!

BEST.
PRESIDENT.
EVAR!!!
Anonymous said…
A politician who buys votes with his own money is considered corrupt. A politicial who buys votes with taxpayer money is called a "progressive".
Anonymous said…
To all of the Trumpers who think the election was rigged, I trust you will also not be getting your Vaccines?
Maybe in its own way this is OK.
Anonymous said…
^^^^+1000! Darwin would approve!
Argh said…
Actually the way to Republican victory is by getting viewers to watch Demented Joe spew his lies and lost mind on to viewers. Also watch the other extreme nut-balls in the Democratic Party are are creating a race war, telling us we are too stupid to make our own decisions, kills babies, lie about green energy and support defunding the police. Did I mention ignoring the border crises after they lectured us how bad Trump treated illegals. Also watch the damdy Dems like James Clyburn who became irrelevant 50 years ago. Maxine Waters who has broken every law, known to man to stoke racial division and violence. Then there is the Squad-I really like the one who married her brother. This is the Democratic Party. Lastly, if you believe good old Pedo Joe telling you your taxes won’t increase, you’re as dumb as it gets.....behind that will be inflation we haven’t seen since the Jimmy Carter era. Democrats exist to duck this country over in hopes people don’t see through their lies.
Argh said…
And you’ll be following that hero Joe “Sack of Shit” Biden wearing your mask in your car, outdoors, and for the rest of your life because your just too afraid and stupid to see reality.
Anonymous said…
Weird Whippersnapper Weenie is going to get cancer from his hatred of people older than him (anyone above 10 years old, judging by his writing) eating away at his insides. It's obvious from his posts that he's unemployed, didn’t have a father or another parent with a spine to teach him right from wrong, and doesn't pay taxes. He loves government giveaways because he has no skills or redeeming qualities to bring to society and doesn’t want to work.
Anonymous said…
What you call reality and what actually IS reality are two different things, Arghlowe
Anonymous said…

good article today in the NYTimes about yet another foreign Billionaire...a Hansjorg Wyss.. donating $450 Million to Democrats..

he joins George Soros, Tom Steyer, and other Billionaire donors who've given $Billions to liberal scam groups...to ..among other things..pimp the false narrative that the Repubs are the party of the rich..


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/us/politics/hansjorg-wyss-money-democrats.html
The corruption of the Biden crime family is so pervasive, that, indeed, they all live in Satan's mouth.
1:19 - True that -

Democrats are the party of the rich.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-party-wealthy-irs-salt-tax-trump
Anonymous said…
^^yep..the richest dude in the world..Bozos..runs the uber-lib Democrap rag WaPo..
which always paints the Repubs as the party of the rich..LOL!
Anonymous said…
Fake news generated by the violent left wing nut job conspiracy theorists, they should all be taken to the nearest oak tree and.......
Anonymous said…
Thanks dalton, and others , for good comments. Especially about the A’s when they left town.

Usual suspects are out, too, sigh

Chuck should start his own blog. You talk about national topics too much

Thanks
Anonymous said…

Joe Biden shits in his stocking cap !
Anonymous said…
Why no Mention that current Director of Parks and Recreation resigned and named as her successor, her Assistant Director, whose qualifications for the job involve being a personal trainer?
Anonymous said…
12:56: And yet methinks thou doth project too much. Weird.
Anonymous said…
Crypto Currency Is a good way to fund white supremacist like the Proud Boys who were renting private jets prior to Jan 6th. Billionaires are sitting on tons of cash with no place to park it.
Argh said…
False. Your reality is warped. Keep watching CNN while they’re still on the air though. Keep the mask on too. Your party relies on you comrade.
Argh said…
The Proud Boys? You mean the group with the Cuban leader and several conservative black members? See if you can get your head a little further up your rectum. Those talking about crypto currency are your liberal overlords....Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg, Cuban....those are your liberal leaders you blindly follow because you are far too stupid to think for yourself.
Anonymous said…
Whatever you say, Arghlowe
Argh said…
Great comeback genius.
Anonymous said…
What worries me is that I have no trust with the Marxist Democrats as they cannot tell the truth to save their soul; especially corrupt Joe Biden.

I worry they are intentionally devaluing the dollar with these trillions of dollars in handouts via borrowed funds in order for the dollar to crash and the Bit Coin becomes the new world currency.

Then guess who owns all the Bit Coins !!!

We all are truly fucked no matter what your ethnicity.