The new normal?

Posted June 23, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Could be worse, in England soccer teams who do as badly as #SFGiants are doing this year get dropped down to equivalent of Triple-A.

 

-Just got a Facebook ad for SF Giants fidget spinners… . Sorry, Giants fans need a lot more than a fidget spinner to reduce stress in 2017.

#SFGiants had to play late night game in Atlanta, flew home to arrive after sunrise, played Mets Friday night.  So much for the zombie strategy.

 

Reality star Savannah Chrisley (who?) said on Instagram that she’s dating Luke Kennard, who was just drafted by the Detroit Pistons. Well, and dating reality stars has worked out so well for NBA players with the Kardashians.

 

Markelle Fultz, Philadelphia’s #1 draft pick, said he thinks the 76ers are now a playoff team. Well, in the Eastern Conference, all they need is to win about 30-40 of 82 games.

Three teenagers were handcuffed yesterday in DC by plainclothes police for selling bottled water without permits on the National Mall. Don’t think we have to guess their race. No charges were ultimately filed, but supposed the kids should be grateful they weren’t shot.

A woman complained on Yelp that that she found a dead frog in her salad at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina, California. Good thing she wasn’t in San Francisco. For the frog they’d have charged extra.

 

A Florida college student accused of stabbing a couple to death last year says he wants to “be a normal kid again.” The young man, then 19, not only killed them, he attacked a neighbor who tried to help, and chewed on one victim’s face. I believe that “normal” ship has sailed.

Week after the Virginia shooting,  Johnny Depp joked about assassinating Trump. And we thought his stupidest idea ever was making “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.”

Friday was #BringYourDogToWorkDay. GOP senators don’t need to do that, they already have the Trumpcare bill.

Trump said repeatedly “we’ll have to see,” about potentially firing Mueller. Translation “if he gets close to an indictment.”

 

-At his Iowa rally this week, Trump received cheers when he called for a new law barring immigrants from receiving welfare for at least five years. Okay, but Bill Clinton signed a law doing exactly that in 1996.
How long until Trump claims credit for the Civil Rights act? Or Social Security?

 

 

Open question to working class @realdonaldTrump voters – can you name 1 thing he’s done as President that actually benefits you?

Trump said he lied about tapes to keep Comey honest – Uh, that means everything the former FBI director said was true. #wtf?

 

From TC:    Trump took credit this week for building Panama Canal, which occurred over 100 years ago. If nobody challenges him then next week… Great Wall of China?

Buying time.

Posted June 22, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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LaVar Ball says that Lonzo will “take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year.” So is he buying them tickets?

White Sox and Twins started a game after 4 hr & 50 min rain delay. 4 hours & 50 min!? That’s almost as long as average Red Sox Yankees game.

Derek Jeter apparently has told Major League Baseball he is looking for other investor as he still doesn’t have enough money to buy the Marlins.
Well, he can always make up the money in a year by charging Yankee Stadium beer prices.

Cubs sending struggling World Series star Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A. Can #SFGiants do that with (almost) their entire team?

 

In last week #SFGiants have had games where they scored, 8, 9 and 11 runs. And they lost all three.

Bill Cosby wants to do a series of town halls to tell young people how to avoid being charged with sexual assault. Step 1- become a big celebrity.

Los Angeles police arrested a man and his son for allegedly keeping 44 pounds of cocaine at their unlicensed day care. What was their first clue…. a really really bouncy house?

#PlannedParenthood defunded, coverage for Viagra remains. You’d almost think GOP #HeathcareBill was put together by old white men.

Since Trumpcare cuts Medicaid it’s a good thing that contraception is covered so fewer poor people will be born…. Oh wait, never mind.

A man from the Bronx was arrested yesterday at JFK Airport before he boarded a flight to Istanbul, allegedly to join ISIS. #Wearegoingtoneedabiggertravelban

Trump has chosen a site for his big DC re-election fundraiser- the Trump hotel. “I’m shocked,” said nobody.

Trump finally says there are no tapes on day GOP Trumpcare abomination bill is revealed. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

In Feb. #Trump gave a jobs speech at Boeing in South Carolina. Today, plant announced they would lay off 200. Surely this is Obama’s fault

 

Trump announced Jamie McCourt, former co-owner of the Los Angeles will be the U.S. ambassador to Belgium. Hasn’t the country suffered enough?

So time for one of my serious comments : Darryl Hamilton was killed two years ago yesterday, June 22, 2015, shot in a murder-suicide by an estranged ex-girlfriend, the mother of his youngest son. She had pleaded guilty in 2008 to felony arson for burning her ex-husband’s house down in 2006… after trying to douse him in gasoline. She received 10 years probation, which prohibited her from having a gun, but a judge terminated it early in 2010, so the weapon she used was legal.

Didn’t know Hamilton that well, but he was in my experience a thoughtful, funny really nice guy who liked talking sports AND politics.  Adored his kids.  Didn’t always adore United Airlines, though he was good humored about it –  a fun and down to earth client.  He was liked, even beloved by others in baseball who knew him well.  And his ex was clearly a disturbed woman.

Laws don’t prevent all crimes. But in this country it is way too damned easy to get a gun. Period. #whenwillweeverlearn

Living on a prayer…

Posted June 21, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Pope Francis met with a NFL Hall-of-Fame delegation that included Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones. Did his Holiness thank Jones for all the years Tony Romo had fans on their knees praying?

Dwyane Wade will pick up $23.8 million player option for 2017-8. Asked why? “24 million reasons.” Who says there’s no honesty in sports?

In Colorado, the fine for texting while while driving has increased from $50 to $300.” But the fine does not apply if texting isn’t done in a “careless or imprudent manner.”
Uh, does anyone who texts and drives think they are being careless or imprudent? #nottheonion

 

 

JetBlue is testing facial recognition software to replace boarding passes. Sounds interesting, but what are they going to do in Los Angeles where faces are regularly surgically altered?

One problem for Dems with GA-06 is that race was treated like a possible slam dunk when it was always a half-court shot.

A friend points out that Jon Ossoff looks like a guy who doesn’t know what pimento cheese is….

 

 

Trump today, attacking Obama for not doing enough in North Korea. “Look at Otto, beautiful Otto. Went over there a healthy, beautiful boy.”.
Fair enough, but Portland hero and stabbing victim Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, was a healthy beautiful boy too.

Uh-oh, terror subject at Flint Airport is from Quebec. Time to put Canada on the travel ban list?

As more and more allegations and rumors swirl around the White House, good to see the State Dept finally opening a formal investigation… into Hillary’s emails again? #WTF?

Today is #NationalSelfieDay And millennials are going “Isn’t every day National Selfie Day?

Jared Kushner arrived in the Middle East today trying to restart talks between Israel and Palestine. He will return home tomorrow.. Well, sure, Mideast shouldn’t take more than 24 hours.

Home Depot being sued for selling 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ lumber as 4” x 4″s. Maybe they figure, well, male buyers always overestimate inches.

Leaked copy of Senate #Trumpcare bill plans to eliminate #PlannedParenthood funding So more unwanted pregnancies & abortions. #prolifemyass

So what exactly does a police officer have to do to be convicted of manslaughter in fatally shooting a black man?

 

An Alabama couple was arrested when they brought their baby to an Indiana bar – and mom was drinking and smoking while breastfeeding. The best part, the woman’s occupation is life coach. Your move, Florida.

Worse and worser.

Posted June 20, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Just when watching the SF Giants was beginning to be the classic definition of insanity…. an actual win.    And there’s good news on the horizon for the team when they return home -also known as the NY Mets.

Cavs fire GM.    If this is how dysfunctional the  team is  WITH Lebron & with a good team, imagine the franchise if  King James leaves Cleveland.

All this drama with Cavs in Cleveland. If Lebron wants a peaceful life thinking Gregg Popovich might take his call.

 

GOP is having a contest where winner will dine with Trump in DC this month. Runner-up is Melania who gets the night off.

Think we can all agree the guy in Brussels was the best kind of suicide bomber – the kind who only gets himself killed.

 

So can anyone from the NRA tell me how Philando Castile’s having a gun made him safer?

 

#TravisKalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber. Wow. What’s next? A position with Fox News or the Trump Administration?

Let me get this straight,  Steve Bannon, who works for Donald Trump, is fat-shaming Sean Spicer. Talk about fat round pots and kettles….

Warner Bros says that they investigated “Bachelor in Paradise” when an “female cast member” was allegedly too drunk to consent to a sexual act with a “male cast member” and the findings did “not support any charge of misconduct.”
Translation, all our hookups are consensual. Please watch. Ratings! $$$$

Trump – #OttoWarmbier “should have been brought home that day.” So what about 3 Americans Reuters says are still detained in North Korea.

Six members of Trump’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS have resigned. One member said in an Newsweek op-ed that the “president simply does not care.”
Wrong, the President does care. It’s just that he only cares about himself.

 

Those moments you remember why John McCain used to be every moderate and liberal’s favorite Republican: Bloomberg reports he was asked today if he has seen a copy of Trumpcare legislation. He said no and “Nor have I met any American that has. I’m sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of i

So in the end, Handel beat Ossoff by about 52% to 48% in one of the more expensive races in history. But then look at a very conservative district in South Carolina, where comparatively little was spent. Maybe the real lesson is people are tired of too many ads and too much outside $$$ in local races.

Ralph Norman Republican 44,889 51.1%
Archie Parnell Democrat 42,053 47.9

Barely getting by

Posted June 19, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Kevin Durant is reportedly going to turn down a $28 million  player option & sign for $24 million to help Warriors keep Iguodola.    How will he feed his family?

As SF Giants stumble again vs Braves, wonder any way they can reschedule later this week to face teams in College World Series. #fairerfight

Oracle Team USA is getting beaten badly in this year’s America’s Cup. Most Americans are thinking “Wow… what America’s Cup?

 

Martin Shkreli wants judge to cut his bail from $5 million to $2 million. What a great time for PharmaBro to get lesson in market pricing.

Jet Airways is giving free travel for life for to a baby born on one of their flights. Is this really a good idea? Can only imagine how many 8-plus months pregnant women suddenly get an urge to fly.

Sorry to hear of the sad death of Otto Warmbier, 22. Apparently though his father said he went to North Korea with a Chinese tour operator who used slogans like “This is the trip your parents don’t want you to take!”
Sometimes, yes, your parents are right.

Since Trump is so against radical religious terrorism of course he tweeted about awful #FinsburyPark attack. Oh, wait, never mind.

Murder of Muslim teenager in VA will not be investigated as hate crime. Sigh. Have to wonder, what if undocumented person kills a Muslim?

(I wrote this Monday morning. As it turns out, her killer might turn out to be an illegal alien.  On top of how awful and sad her death is, this is really going to make some GOP heads explode.)

7 injured when a fight broke out on Myrtle Beach and man pulled out gun & started firing. Guess we have to reset US mass shooting clock to 0

If  Sean Spicer is fired, what makes us think Trump will even feel the need to replace him with another press secretary?   #whoneedsthepress?

Got to wonder why Trump went to #CampDavid for just one night. Maybe to see if there were any traces of the Obamas he could remove?

Never could get into the Harry Potter series, (gasp,) But may have to try again. JK Rowling tweeted a screen shot of a headline from the Daily Mail, which called the Finsbury Park attacker a “white van driver.”
Her comment “The Mail has misspelled ‘terrorist’ as ‘white van driver Now let’s discuss how he was radicalised.”

Kellyann Conway, about Trump’s tweet that he was being investigated, said that was just his way of saying “Wow, look at the irony here.'”
Uh, with all due respect, does anyone in the planet think Trump knows what irony is? Unless he thinks it’s an adjective like coppery or silvery.

Trump- “#PanamaCanal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it.” Now will he want Trump name on the Canal too?

When you are proud of something, you show it off, a new dress, a new baby, a new healthcare bill….#HoldtheFloor

Giant downer.

Posted June 18, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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In a good year for SF Giants it’s every day a different hero. In 2017 it’s every day a different goat.

Will all these  Giants fans who have been saying “It could be worse” please stop.

But at least the SF Giants didn’t give away their entire farm system to get  Melancon last year before the playoffs.

This SF Giants  season would be so much easier to take if there were a big name number 1 draft pick at the end of it.

Oops.  When Brooks Koepka won the US Open, he kissed his girlfriend. And Joe Buck identified her as Becky Edwards. Except Edwards was his OLD girlfriend, he is currently dating Jena Sims.   Normally when Buck is that embarrassing, baseball is involved. #wannagetaway #whatthebuck

 

 

Jim Harbaugh will make Barack & Michelle Obama honorary captains for Michigan home game. Standby for “Loser Wolverines” tweets in 3.2.1.

25 people injured, some critically when a deck collapsed at a Montana resort. Regulations may kill jobs, but a lack of regulations can kill people.

Remember when Bill Clinton was criticized for “selling” the Lincoln Bedroom? Trump at least won’t do that, makes more $$$ from his hotels.

North Korea’s state-run news agency claimed US officials, “literally mugged” its delegation at JFK by “forcibly” taking away “a diplomatic package from the delegation by an illegal and heinous act of provocation.”
So what happened, did TSA confiscate Kim Jong-Un’s favorite shampoo?

Cuba now has more than half a million people who are working independently outside the state-run economy, with restaurants, AirBnb etc. Now independent American travelers won’t be able to visit the island, only rich people on expensive tours.
And Trump says his actions will benefit the Cuban people with a straight face.

Sorry, if you’re offended by Shakespeare you should also be offended by Caitlin Jenner joking that “liberals can’t even shoot straight.”

 

We didn’t need #FinsburyParkMosque attack to show us terrorism is terrorism, regardless of religion or beliefs. But it’s a sad reminder.

 

The proof is not in the pudding?

Posted June 17, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Mistrial in Bill Cosby case. So apparently you can’t overcome reasonable doubt with he said, she said, she said, she said, she said.

So how long until Bill Cosby gets offered a position in the Trump administration.
Bill Cosby indicates that he wants to go back to comedy. That might be the most comical thing he’s said.

 

The London Bridge-Borough Market attack killed seven in London. The Grenfell Tower fire killed at least 58. Both stories are awful. But a sad reminder that negligence and lack of regulations can be as deadly as terrorism.

NFL may pull future Super Bowls from Texas over the state’s bathroom bill. Is football developing a social conscience? Or do they realize that LGBT”s and supporters spend a lot of $$$?

 

Roger Goodell on Colin Kaepernick not having a job, teams are going to do “whatever it takes to make their football team better. So those are football decisions. any other player, is going to improve that team, they’re going to do it.”
Translation, if you’re going to be a pain-in-the-a**, or even a criminal, you’d better be a star.

So with Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods, did they get 5 cents off for bringing their own bags?

Newt Gingrich,”Technically, the President of the United States cannot obstruct justice,” Yep, still the same high-minded guy who was having an affair himself when he pushed to impeach Clinton on charges of…. obstruction of justice.

Three Florida men have been arrested forr allegedly stealing $300,000 worth of avocados. Holy Guacamole Batman

 

 

Sad news.   Stephen Furst,  ,  Flounder in Animal House, has died. Will his first act in heaven be to throw up on John Vernon? #DeanWormer

A matador was gored to death at a bull fight in France. Sad. But on other hand, how many bulls are stabbed to death at fights annually?