I understand it’s the World Cup…

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And I understand it’s the quarterfinals.

And I understand it’s the US.

And I understand it’s France.

And I understand these are arguably the two best teams in the tournament.

And I understand the game is in France.

But I really don’t understand this from ESPN:

The least expensive ticket on the resale site StubHub.com is currently $295, while the most expensive one is listed at $11,398, with a number of tickets on sale in the $2,000-$3,000 range. The average ticket price is $335.

It’s … a soccer game.

Last Five Games Date Competition
France 3-1 United States Jan 19, 2019 Women’s International Friendly
United States 1-1 France Mar 4, 2018 Women’s International Friendly
United States 0-3 France Mar 7, 2017 Women’s International Friendly
United States 1-0 France Aug 6, 2016 Women’s Olympic Tournament
United States 1-0 France Mar 6, 2016 Women’s International Friendly

Today’s highly interesting read (06/28/19): Bernie’s ‘Free’ College Plan Indicates We All Need College — We Don’t


Today’s read is from the Taxpayer Protection Alliance.

Indeed, promising free stuff is Sen. Bernie Sanders’ forte. On June 24, he gave the youth yet another reason to support his candidacy by announcing a plan to erase America’s $1.6 trillion in student debt and make most colleges across the country free. Except that…the youth just aren’t going to college like they used to, despite higher incomes and lower tuition (net of student aid) than a decade ago. Instead of wasting away in lecture halls during their formative years, millions of college-aged Americans are increasingly opting to forge their own paths forward. For that, Bernie wants to punish them.

Read the entire column here.



Today’s highly interesting read (06/27/19): A Lot to Celebrate on the Fourth of July

Independence Day is one week away.

Today’s read is from Scott Rasmussen, founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group, political analyst, author, and public speaker.

Obviously, we still have problems to overcome.

But despite these problems, Americans are optimistic. Fifty-eight percent believe that our nation’s best days are still to come. That optimism is found among rural, urban and suburban communities. It is shared by white voters, black voters and Hispanic voters.

To some who live and breathe politics, that makes no sense. They wonder how people look at our nation’s toxic and dysfunctional political system and are still optimistic. The answer is that…

Read the entire column here.

BOOM! Led Zeppelin BOOM! in BOOM Franklin!

The Milwaukee Milkmen have gone a country mile and then some to promote the ballclub and attract and please customers. This is a great promotion.

From the Milkmen:

Join us Thursday, June 27 at 7:05pm at Routine Field as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin. Fans will enjoy post game fireworks to Led Zeppelin music and Thirsty Thursday specials, including $2 domestic beer and $4 craft beer!

Tickets are selling fast, get yours today!

First pitch: 7:05pm. Gates open at 6:05pm.

So I’m pondering if Led Zeppelin music could be synchronized to fireworks. It didn’t take long and the answer was a definite yes. Just imagine.

To get you in the mood, the group is Dopapod.