(h/t commentor Freelancer)
Doghouse Riley, on his way to a masterful fisking of George Eff Will’s latest dribble:
… The Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., is the most valuable sports franchise in the United States, and second in the world. It’s owned by Jerral Wayne “Asshole” Jones, who made his money by being born wealthy and increasing it. Mr. Jones is therefore what is known, in some circles, as a “jobs creator”, though he created neither The Dallas Cowboys, nor the search for natural resources, his other hobby, and cannot perform either highly remunerated function without assistance. No one I’m aware of argues that either pursuit would go unfunded if Jones did not exist.
And Jerry Jones is widely, if not unanimously, considered to be the worst human being to own a professional sports franchise. Even if you don’t know anything about professional sports franchises, just imagine what the competition must be like. He is also the General Manager of Cowboys football operations. As with everything else he touches, Jones has been highly successful at this. So long as other people were doing the work.
The Cowboys suck, but they’re worth billions. The Cowboys are worth billions, but it’s the taxpayers who built the largest domed stadium on earth so they’d have a place to play. It was projected to cost $650 million, and actually cost $1.3 billion, give or take a few fabrications.
Now, then, let’s talk entitlements…
Apart from making glibertarians and other rightwingers cry, what’s on the agenda for the evening?