You can’t make it up….

Posted February 24, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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The Russian bobsled pilot who wore ‘I don’t do doping’ T-shirt just failed his Olympic doping test.

 

Adam Rippon says that now Olympic skating is done, said he would “totally” talk with Pence by phone. OK,  VP Pence now that it’s not just a photo op, where’s YOUR profile in courage?

Canada is having one of their best Winter Olympics ever. Imagine if Team Canada had only done a little better in country’s secondary sports like curling and ice hockey.

So instead of the usual March Madness pools will this be the year millions of Americans start playing NCAA men’s basketball sanctions bingo?

If we need any more proof that mental illness can affect people from all walks of life, #JonathanMartin has Harvard-educated parents & is a Stanford graduate.

If “The 15:17 to Paris” & this week in Parkland taught us nothing else it’s that true courage and heroism isn’t about having a gun in your hands.

Trump at #CPAC – An armed teacher would have “shot the hell” out of the Florida killer. An armed teacher? Heck, an armed DEPUTY didn’t “shoot the hell” out of the gunman.

So Cadet Bone Spurs thinks the deputy at Florida high school was a “coward?”.#whythereisnosatire

Newly introduced bill in Florida would require public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust.” Right, because shootings happen because God doesn’t think we trust Him enough? #WTF?

 

Important to remember, companies who are breaking off relations with NRA aren’t doing it to be warm and fuzzy….
They are doing it because they know the NRA does not speak for a majority of Americans & they will gain more business than they lose.

That moment when Trump’s deputy campaign manager Rick Gates has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and it’s not even number one story on the news cycle. #Newabnormal

 

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Gold mettle?

Posted February 23, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Mirai Nagusu, US figure skater, who finished 10th after a strong free-skating program: “I smiled in the middle of my program. It is really rare for me but I enjoyed myself & I thought of this as my audition” for Dancing with the Stars.

Beam me up Scotty….

If the #Olympics has to use shootouts for GOLD MEDAL hockey games, what’s next? MLB deciding extra inning World Series games with home run derbies?

Justin Trudeau tweeted congratulations to Canadian women’s hockey team last night after they ended up losing the gold medal in a shoot-out.

Trump tweeted congratulations to the US this morning. Wonder who told Donald the USA had a women’s hockey team?

Amazon is expanding their cashierless Amazon Go stories this year, to at least six locations. But yeah, immigrants are the problem for American workers…..

Cinemark theaters  banning bags larger than 12″ by 12″ by 6″ in their movie theaters, reportedly for security. Uh, plenty of guns would be no problem. Women’s purses on the other hand….

(But just guessing this is less about weapons than concealed snacks.)

 

So if we are going to turn teachers into police officers are we going to PAY them like police officers?

 

More people were killed at Pulse and at Mandalay Bay than Parkland. So shall we start arming nightclub and casino patrons? Maybe give them a little bit of a bonus discount on their drinks?

Trump talks about coaches “who I guarantee have plenty of experience with guns.” So WTF was going on with his USFL team?

Trump now saying “I’m thinking about” pulling ICE out of California. Promise?

 

More Trump on armed teachers – “I want my schools protected just like I want my banks protected.” Because we know armed guards have stopped all bank robberies?

 

Mueller files new 32-count indictment against Manafort and Gates for tax evasion and bank fraud. Well, that’s how they got Al Capone.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens arrested for felony invasion of privacy over allegedly taking nude picture of his mistress & using it to try to blackmail her. Well, if he has to step down sure Greitens can get job offer at White House.

“Lock her up” chants at CPAC? Next thing you know they’ll be calling for the impeachment of President Hillary Clinton.

So is all this GOP insanity about armed teachers really part of a bigger plot to get all Americans to home-school their kids?

Gold and goaled.

Posted February 22, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Kawhi Leonard may be out for year. Damn, as a liberal Spurs fan I miss days when that would be most depressing news of the week.

Although if Spurs end up 3rd seed in West without Kawhi, Popovich should be a unanimous coach of the year.

Don’t care who wins, shootouts are still a sucky way to determine a hockey gold medal.

But seriously, these women have worked for years to make it to Olympics.   For a gold medal they can’t let them play until someone scores a REAL goal in overtime?

Mikaela Shiffrin brought 35 pairs of skis to Olympics.  Ah, but how many pairs of shoes did she bring?

 

Billy Graham prayed with every President since Truman during their presidency. Except Donald Trump. Why I am not surprised?

That moment when the President of the United States needs a cue card to pretend to be human…

 

At least Marco Rubio did the CNN Town Hall without cue cards.

The kids are more than alright. The kids are damn impressive. #ParklandStudentsSpeak

So would Right-wing trolls please explain how they think high school kids aren’t old enough to advocate for gun control but they are old enough to buy AR-15s?

Florence Yared, 17 yr-old Parkland survivor to Congress “Soon we will be able to vote, and we will vote you out.” You go girl!

Trump today “If you had a teacher who was adept with firearms, they could end the attack very quickly.” Could those armed teachers start with the attack on the education budget?

So maybe we can take a lead from Betsy Devos and protect schools with trained grizzly bears? #Beararms

NRA’s Dana Loesch says you should be able to buy any gun you want “if you are not a danger to yourself or your community.” The Vegas shooter didn’t seem like a danger. Until he was….

Marco Rubio has 2 teenage & 2 pre-teen children. Yeah, I’m an optimist but it seems like maybe these kids got to him tonight. #StudentsStandUp

While Texas superintendent threatens to suspend students from class 3 days for protesting gun violence, kids in Parkland have missed 5+ days of class because their school is an active crime scene.

Donald Trump wants teachers to bravely take on shooters in schools….while he’s not even brave enough to take on media at press conferences

Bronzed.

Posted February 21, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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So who’d a thunk back in 2010 that Lindsey Vonn would be winning longer than her ex-boyfriend?

Andrew McCutchen hit home run off Madison Bumgarner in his first intra-squad SF Giants AB today. Fortunately Madbum didn’t put him on the DL for it.

Ending important hockey games with shoot-outs feels like ending @MLB playoff games with Home Run Derbies.

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras claims he will ignore the new “six visits” to the mound rule, and “If I have to go [out there] again and pay the price for my team I will.”
A future “pass the popcorn” moment?

So with NCAA denying Louisville’s appeal. does that mean Michigan gets to raise a 2013 men’s basketball Championship banner? #MGoBlue

Albertsons is buying Rite Aid. They could have gotten a better price but would have to have bought two drugstore chains to get the discount.

As Jared and Don Jr. make headlines am reminded of those innocent days when the most embarrassing Presidential relative was Billy Carter.

Pat Robertson, calling for a possible ban on assault weapons as well as bump stocks – “It’s just got to be sensible.”
This might be only time Pat Robertson & “sensible” have appeared in the same sentence.

RI State Sen. Nicholas Kettle arrested for “video voyeurism & extortion.” He allegedly sent nude pictures of girlfriend, in exchange for some of a friend’s wife. Probably too late for Kettle to join Trump administration so Kelly etc would defend him.

 

Some in GOP saying #StonemanDouglas high school survivors are too young to understand gun control issues. But in Florida they’re not too young to buy AR-15s.

Apparently bump stock sales spiked after Las Vegas shooting. So Trump waiting almost 5 months even to say he wants to ban them just gave people time to stock up.

 

Waiting for Donald Trump to say that he could sexually assault a woman in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any supporters.

So GOP thinks its funny that #MichaelMoore was duped into attending a rally organized by Russians. What about all the Americans duped into voting for a candidate organized by Russians?

Golden heat

Posted February 19, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Damn, those of us Americans already jealous of Canada for Justin Trudeau have now added Virtue and Moir to the list.

 

Sorry, ABC viewers tonight. #VirtueAndMoir are so much sexier than ANY episode of #TheBachelor

So wonder how many men joined their wives and girlfriends tonight watching ice dancing in hopes of another wardrobe malfunction?

Canadian & German bobsledders are either great sports or have really good looking sisters. #Gold #Olympics  (they tied.)

MLB is going to limit mound visits to 6 per game, by managers, coaches & players combined, without a pitching change. The horror – how will a team discuss wedding presents? #Candlesticksalwaysmakeanicegift

Last night at NBA All Star game, Roseanne Barr saw her torch for all time worst National Anthem grabbed off the floor by Fergie.

 

Russia, or rather OAR  could lose a bronze medal over alleged doping in… men’s curling. So what will be Alexander Krushelnytsky’s excuse – “chicks dig the long rock?”

GM Sandy Alderson says he thinks Tim Tebow will “play in the major leagues” someday. Or at least he’ll play for the Mets?

Sunday was #NationalDrinkWineDay Although since Trump’s inauguration, for many Americans EVERY day has been #NationalDrinkWineDay

School shooting survivors Emma Gonzalez & David Hogg said today they aren’t attending Trump’s “listening session” this week. That moment when kids have more courage of their convictions than the GOP congress.

On #PresidentsDay not sure there is anything more damning for our current @POTUS that he thinks grinning “thumbs up” picture after a high school massacre is not only appropriate but should be his Twitter picture.

I think more teachers would consider being armed if they were allowed to bring their weapons to contract negotiations.

So now Trump position is that Russia didn’t meddle in 2016 and it was Obama’s fault anyway.

That moment when POTUS asks his wealthy friends about gun control at Mar-A-Lago, where they are all protected by an armed Secret Service….

Is it too much to ask for a President who respects the FBI and CIA half as much as he respects the NRA?

Trump just endorsed Mitt Romney. Apparently he’s so desperate to be on the winning side expect POTUS to endorse Golden State Warriors next.

and about 45 minutes later, this tweet from Mitt “Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.”

So who had “less than an hour” in the “How long would it take Mitt Romney to sell his soul?” pool.

Whatever you think about @BillClinton, he had friends and associates who remained loyal, even going to jail for him. Just guessing no one will fall on their sword for @realDonaldTrump

Going downhill

Posted February 18, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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One problem with Winter Olympics is just when we begin to figure out what, for example, a good slalom run looks like, the events are over.

Of course, to be fair, most Americans are also equally good at normally ignoring college basketball.  Until the brackets are out.

 

NBC has hired Adam Rippon to work as a correspondent for the remainder of the Olympics. Fabulous!

So who had the first athlete accused of doping at Winter Games be a …curler?#AlexanderKrushelnitsky,

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is upset after his team lost to #13 Kansas – after his Mountaineers got 2 free throws, and the Jayhawks got 35.

So did the refs think one of the Kansas players was the 2nd coming of James Harden?

 

As if we didn’t know already, there is NOTHING that Trump won’t try to make all about him. Even the massacre of children.

Maybe while we raise the legal age to buy guns to 21 we should lower the voting age to 16. #Florida #EmmaGonzalez

Trump didn’t play golf today to honor victims of school shooting. Better instead of skipping greens he would consider skipping NRA green. $$$$

From “The Hill ” Trump joked with Officer Michael Leonard, the Coconut Creek, Fla., police officer who apprehended the accused shooter, saying he should be less “modest” about it.
“That was so modest, I would have told it much differently,” Trump joked to Leonard after he acknowledged the arrest. “I would have said without me, they never would have found him.”

Uh, Trump WASN’T joking.

 

Late Saturday night tweetstorm from @realDonaldTrump – Melania must have locked her door again….

Another morning ranting tweet storm from @realDonaldTrump. Can we only imagine what it would be like if this guy actually drank alcohol?

Rocky?

Posted February 17, 2018 by left coast sports babe
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Canada is kicking US butts in the medal count for this Olympics.  Should we blame Trump?

 

Canada-Denmark women’s curling match featured a “burned rock” foul.    No joke. But I see great endorsement opportunities…  “Burning rocks?  – There’s a cure for that.”

Chris Long is now taking Laura Ingraham to task over her comments against Lebron James.  How long until Trump says he wouldn’t want the “loser” Eagles to visit the White House anyway?

In Florida there is a 3-day waiting period to buy a handgun. There is no waiting period for an AR-15. #NottheOnion

 

Look, I don’t really care what goes on in someone else’s marriage. But where are all the trolls who said they had no respect for Hillary Clinton because she ignored Bill’s cheating?

 

Marco Rubio, still pro-gun after the Florida school shooting: “I’m trying to be clear and honest here, someone who has decided to commit this crime, they will find a way to get the gun to do it.”

-So why do we have laws against murder? They don’t stop someone who has decided to kill someone else.

Rick Scott wants FBI Director Wray to resign over the bureau’s handling on tip about Florida killer. While he attacks gun control advocates for politicizing the tragedy.

FBI now admits someone “close to” Florida gunman called their tipline in January — but “protocols were not followed,” and “no further investigation was conducted at that time.”
In other words, same reaction White House had about Rob Porter.

19 year-old Parkland killer went to Subway after the shootings to get a soft drink. Well, of course, because he couldn’t legally go to a bar to get a beer.

How strange has “normal” become when an alleged affair with a Playboy bunny and subsequent cover-up might be the mildest story affecting Donald  Trump today?

When Stormy Daniels trots out her stained dress, going to be real interesting to see how Trumpsters blame this on Hillary. Or Obama.

 

Trump press release says Mueller indictments indicate #NoCollusion. Waiting for next release saying there is no gambling in Casablanca.

 

Trump spent six minutes with shooting victims yesterday. Less time than the killer did in the school.

Mueller is a Republican. Mueller is a Republican. Mueller is a Republican. #Indictments