The Free Play:
On selected racing days, Dr. Park or his son Kevin, will choose a race
to handicap. We will give you their analyses, and selections at the bottom of the page.
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Dr. Jim Park's Play of the day: Sunday, November 29, 2015 Race 6 Del Mar
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Potpourri 4016 "Trump's Despicable Disinhibition About A Physically Disabled Man"
Years ago I read a very short book by Robert Fulghum.
It's central theme was in the title of the book: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. "Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain,
but there in the sandpile at Sunday school." - Robert Fulghum
Unfortunately, there was no kindergarten for me during my formative years in
war torn London, England in World War II.
But that didn't stop my mother or the nanny Mrs. Parry from giving me
simple "life lessons."
For example, Charley, the young teenager who lived across the street from us was blind.
He really had a hard time even leaving his house.
My mother would frequently say words to the effect: "Always remember Jimmy....There but for the grace of God go I."
At age 4, I didn't exactly know what that meant. But certainly by my teen years
I had a fairly good comprehension of those words.
You see in "normal human development" by the time we've reached adulthood most of us have developed the neurological structures which allow us to
have cognitive templates for empathy for others in place.
If for any reason, such as disease or injury, those empathy templates do not develop
our ability to truly be able to "put ourselves in another's shoes" will be limited.
Alternately, even in adulthood through aging or substance abuse, atrophy to even the best of brains can set in and our capacity for empathy
If that happens, we begin to see various symptoms of questionable judgment
in social situations which sometimes leads to an inability to put the brakes
on normally expected adult behavioral inhibitions.
Now I was watching CNN TV the other evening and the following video clip of Presidential hopeful Donald Trump aired. Video : Donald Trump Imitates a Disabled Reporter
(The video can be seen at -->Trump Mocks Reporter (youtube).)
I was "gob smacked."
On previous occasions I had seen Trump show no respect for John McCain's
Prisoner of War ordeals during Viet Nam.
I had also seen Trump refer to Rosie O'Donnell as "a pig" and make vulgar oblique references to debate moderator Megan Kelly's menstral cycle.
Certainly those remarks lacked "Political Correctness."
Who cares? We have too much Political Correctness these days.
Besides, there is hardly a joke in the world that can be told
if we must take Political Correctness into account.
Yup. We'd have to throw all of those "dumb blonde" jokes out.
So I was willing to cut Trump some slack on his attacks of John McCain, Rosie O'Donnell, and Megan Kelly.
I said to myself "Oh, that's just Trump being Trump."
But "Political Correctness" and "basic human decency" are not equivalent.
Let me be loud and clear about Trump's behavior in the Video above: "THERE CAN BE NO EXCUSE FOR TRUMP'S DESPICABLE MIMICKING
OF A PERSON WITH A NEUROLOGICAL-MUSCULAR DISABILITY!"
He can apologize all he wants.
He can pretend that he never met the reporter, blah, blah, blah.
He can even donate tons of bucks to charities for people with neuro-muscular disabilities.
So what. In that video he's clearly shown us a lack of mental filters that are an absolute necessity in the most powerful decision making post in the world.
No apology will cut it for me. His mimicry was despicable and lacked social judgment.
From where I sit, Trump has shown a symptom of some type of serious "disinhibition personality problem."
Whether or not it's related to failure to develop appropriate empathy structures
in the formative years, or some type of atrophy of them in adulthood
I do not know. (Of course, perhaps my senses are deceivng me.)
I do know that I would never want to see this man in the frightening
position of having access to a Red Button that could start World War III. Post Script:
Yes, I know this page draws some very ardent Trump supporters.
I for one am not a "Trump hater." I'm just stating what I see.
I can appreciate that you might see Trump in quite a different light.
Also, this is not an endorsement of Hillary. I wouldn't vote for her either.
I'm assuming of course that Trump truly wants to be President
and am taking his remarks and behavior as earnest. If he's just playing a game to see
how outlandish he can be, then take my remarks above with a grain of salt.
Otherwise, consider some other candidate for this important job.
Our Gapfire Free Play for Sunday Race 6 Del Mar For Thursday's Race 8 at Del Mar our Quickgaps were 13-5-8-11. Result: "Yes!" Kevin's key #13 Redneck Crazy $12.00 W $6.10 P No exacta. 6/10/3.
*********************************** For Friday's Race 9 at Del Mar our Quickgaps were 7-1-11. Result: "Yes." Quickgap Exacta 1/7 $24.20 Not Kevin's Play. Key #11 was pulled up early.
Kevin is out of town. He was unable to post a play for Saturday.
He might be able to post a selection for Sunday.
For today's 6th race at Del Mar, our Quickgaps are 2-10-6-3.
#2 Collected looks like he might be able to control the pace here.
He just broke his maiden, but with an 8/1 morning line, and Bob Baffert
in his corner, I'll take a chance on him.
My play will be 1 unit to win, and 3 units to place on #2 Collected.
I will also bet exactas 2-6-10/1-3-4-6-10-11.
Good luck with your plays.