Just some random thoughts from an angered red-blooded American heading into the weekend:
If President Trump were to announce today he’d developed a cure for cancer, liberals and the liberal media (CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, and so on) would be upset claiming he put thousands of doctors out of work!
Seriously, can anyone watch cable or broadcast news anymore? It is so one-sided, it’s not even trying to mask its partiality anymore.
A question asked to President Trump this week at his impromptu “press conference” made me wanted to change my profession immediately. The question: “Do you support the Confederacy?” What year did this reporter come from? 1860? EMBARRASSING!
A Constitution note to some: You can’t impeach the President of the United States because you don’t agree with his viewpoints or has hurt your feelings.
Locally: hopefully we can finally get down to the issues in the race for Yates County District Attorney.
Onto some non-political “stuff”:
Congratulations to Penn Yan residents Dean and Grace Knapton for being named recipients of Keuka College’s 2017 Donald and Corinne Stork Award for Community Service. They have done a lot for our community, especially its youth and its great to see them recognized for it.
Plenty of prayers and well wishes being sent to “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. The professional wrestling legend suffered “multiple organ problems” according to his wife. It was initially reported Flair was hospitalized for a heart issue, but that appears to not be the case. He is in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital. Ric Flair is a BIG reason why a lot of us are wrestling fans. He and Hulk Hogan were the biggest stars of the 1980’s and their legacies will. We wish “Naitch” nothing but the best and hope to see him walk that aisle one more time before too long.
Speaking of wrestling, “Summerslam” is this weekend for the WWE, its 2nd biggest PPV of the year. Here’s hoping Shinske Nakamura and Samoa Joe walk away as champions of their respective brands after Sunday night’s show.
I hear there is a solar eclipse on Monday. Folks are already lining up in their cars where the view is going to be best.
The high school football season starts September 1st. We will finalize our WFLR broadcast schedule next week. A little bit of a monkey wrench has been thrown into this year’s schedule, but it is nothing we can’t handle. I look forward to working with Chuck Smith calling Penn Yan and Dundee football.
Speaking of sports broadcasting, five years ago this weekend, I met my broadcasting hero, John Sterling, the voice of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Its hard to believe its been five years! I’ve been listening to John broadcast the Bronx Bombers since his first year at WABC in 1989. I need to confirm that he once worked at WGVA. I remember him bringing that up on a broadcast in the early 90’s when listing the radio affiliates for the games.
Why do the weekends go by so quick? Inquiring minds need to know!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember to tell those that are closest to you that you love them!
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(Lucas Day is the WFLR News and Sports Director and can be heard daily starting at 6 a.m. When he’s not rooting for the Yankees or Lakers, he’s watching the WWE Network. Questions or comments for Lucas can be left below or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org)