He who laughs last?

Posted May 18, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Erik Spoelstra is coaching a Miami Heat team that looks like they might be going to the NBA finals. And Lebron James is sitting home watching. Just like everyone expected 11 years after that first “superteam” season.

Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi became third pitcher in MLB history to allow 5 home runs in one inning Tuesday night.

Shockingly, it wasn’t at Coors Field.

(It was at Fenway Park against the Astros.)

Meanwhile, tonight Brandon Crawford scored on a triple and a throwing error. Or as baseball parents know it “a Little League Inside the Park Home Run.”

SF Giants took a 10-2 lead at against the Rockies today and ended up hanging on to win 10-7 with the tying run at the plate in the 9th

So as they call that at Coors Field -” a laugher..”

So shouldn’t all election deniers be barred from declaring victories in elections?

Although who’s gonna be the first Republican to lose in the primary and claim the election was rigged?

Dr. Oz actually said last night “When you go to bed at night & put your head on that soft pillow, you know Oz will be doing exactly what you want him to do if he you were there next to him.” Uh, children & teens may have seen that on the news. And some are worried about books?

Of course with all Madison’s alleged cocaine orgy stories and now no reason to keep silent since the GOP establishment basically abandoned him and he lost his seat, thinking Cawthorn might want to stay away from windows.

Seeing some say that John Fetterman’s health might be an issue in the November Senate election in Pennsylvania. Fetterman appears to be on the road to a full recovery. But even an invalid would be more effective and useful than many “just say no” GOP members of Congress.

IF Abbott had several US infant formula competitors, as they do in Canada, then closing plant would have helped those competitors & hurt THEIR business. As opposed to now, when Abbott will just resume their dominant position after having hurt Americans. Antitrust matters.

Delta and United somehow just “randomly” increased their fuel surcharge on business class tickets from $1600 to $1700 on the same day. Don’t tell me or any travel agent that monopolies/oligopolies don’t hurt consumers.

Texas GOP rep Dan Crenshaw is anti-choice, pro-gun, refused to wear a mask during worst of pandemic & signed onto the Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn election results in four swing states.

But because he now supports aid to Ukraine he’s too reasonable for Tucker Carlson? It’s. A. Cult.


I’m so old I can remember being shocked that someone clearly so unqualified as George W Bush could be elected Governor and then President.

Altitude sickness?

Posted May 17, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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SF Giants hung on for a 7-6 win.

But why does a one run lead against the Rockies at Coors Field going to the bottom of the 9th somehow feel like a tie game in the bottom of the 10th with that ghost runner on second?

After a blow-out loss game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul says he plans to be back “next year.”

“Next year?”” The 2022-2023 regular season starts in about five MONTHS.

Newly signed Browns QB Deshaun Watson, accused of sexual misconduct by 22 women he hired as massage therapists, will meet with NFL officials this week. And no doubt the league will slap his hand really really hard.

Sometimes it feels like Democrats have cornered the market on political infighting… And then there’s Pennsylvania – Kathy Barnette said in a radio interview Monday she has “no intentions” of supporting EITHER Oz or McCormick if they win the GOP primary.


Oklahoma GOP Governor Kevin Stitt is warning state’s Native American tribes that if they allow abortion on sovereign land he will intervene..

So what part of “sovereign land” does Governor Stitt not understand?

Tommy Tuberville was on the Senate Floor complaining President Biden is against cryptocurrency, and that Americans should be able to invest their retirement as they choose. Does anyone think if asked Senator Tuberville could even EXPLAIN cryptocurrency?

Actuallyo today Tommy Tuberville was promoting his bill allowing Americans being able to put their 401ks into cryptocurrency. What’s next? A Tuberville bill to allow us to invest in tulip bulbs and Beanie Babies?

Chuck Schumer today calling out Fox News & Turker Carlson, for their “craven quest for viewers and ratings” He says for years they’ve been “stoking cultural grievance and political resentment that eerily mirrors the messages found in replacement theory.” Schumer is right.

Sorry, I love Stephen Colbert. But when he has Mark Esper on, another man who kept terrifying truths quiet to save them for his memoir, well, I change the channel. Call me old fashioned, but I believe in “Country over Book Sales.”

ICYMI, Texas has been dealing with VERY high temperatures & some power plants have already temporarily failed, Texans have been asked to limit electricity usage. But when power grid really fails, to which air-conditioned destination will Ted Cruz go?


There’s something underappreciated about the fact that many and in some cases most GOP candidates running now in elections are running against the idea of trusting elections.

Game 7s

Posted May 16, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Four game sevens today in basketball and hockey.

And if you are a fan of close games… hope you were watching NHL.

(Both NHL games went to OT, the closer of the two NBA games was decided by 28 points..

Some day the there will be a baseball trivia question “Once the DH was added, who was the first NL player to pitch and hit a home run in the same game?” And the answer will be the SF Giants’ Luis Gonzalez.

At one point in the midst of his two scoreless innings, SF Giants’ Luis Gonzalez threw a pitch at 45. Then one at 85. As ESPN announcer says, “the widest variance of any two pitches in the history of the game.” (And after a swing through strike at 85 he gets a popup on another 45 mph pitch.)

And then he hit a home run off Albert Pujols – “Just call me Ohtani.”

The Cincinnati Reds are looking at a historically bad season…

If they end up worse than the 120 loss 1962 Mets, Sunday might be a highlight/lowlight – a no-hitter LOSS to the Pirates. And to add insult to ingury… because the game was in Pittsburgh it was a complete game loss where Pirates didn’t need to bat in the 9th, and the no-hitter doesn’t count.

GOP wants to keep BOOKS they consider dangerous out of the hands of teenagers. But they are fine with assault weapons in the hands of teenagers.


We didn’t even get the mass shooting clock in America reset to one.

Don’t think all Republicans are racists. And not all GOP members of Congress represent deep red districts or states. So why are NONE of them after the Buffalo terrorist’s massacre condemning hateful white supremacy and the lie of the “Great Replacement Theory?”

Conservatives have been all over liberals anytime a politician or someone in media makes a comment viewed as incendiary and provoking violence.

And I admit that some liberals have said stupid things on occassion.

So why crickets from them on Tucker Carlson pushing “great replacement theory?”

Buffalo mass murder suspect said he was influenced by man who in 2019 murdered 51 people at New Zealand mosques & several others including the 2015 Charleston church murderer. Apparently, the killer forgot to name Tucker Carlson.

Aaron Salter was heroic security officer who was murdered at Buffalo supermarket. Salter was a TRAINED “good guy with a gun.” Who shot the killer to try to save lives. But the suspect had body armor so was unharmed. Is NRA going to say now our kids & teachers need body armor too?

Not a Pennsylvania voter and don’t claim to know everything about the Democratic Senate candidates. But I do know: John Fetterman is better than all GOP options Malcolm Kenyatta is better than all GOP options Conor Lamb is better than all GOP options #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

Matchups.

Posted May 14, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Philadelphia Phillies have scored 29 runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 3 games. As a SF Giants fans a comment and question.

1. Well played.

2. Want to tell the rest of MLB how to do it?

#BeatLA

Nothing is certain but death, taxes, and the Toronto Maple Leafs losing elimination games in the postseason.

(Toronto tonight lost theire 10th straight series clinching game.)

Oddly enough, I moved to Toronto as a child in 1969 (for 4 of 5 years) when the Leafs had relatively recently won a Stanley Cup in 1967. Probably the closest I came to knowing what it felt like to be born a Cubs fan.

Moscow Mitch McConnell went all the way to Kyiv to talk about the Senate needing to pass the Ukraine aid bill. He could have just traveled to Rand Paul’s house in Kentucky because Paul was the one who held up the bill passing last week.

Seeing some GOP and conservative media say Biden should use Defense Production Act to increase baby formula manufacturing. Wait, I thought GOP wanted small government unless it was taking rights away from women.

ABC’s This Week has Chris Christie on tomorrow. I think I speak for millions of Americans in saying that when it comes to what Chris Christie has to say, I really don’t give a d*mn.

Following Senate confirmation, a majority of the members of the USPS board are now Biden nominees. Although if they finally fire DeJoy they better not do it by mail. He wouldn’t find out until after Christmas.

Several manufacturers make ED drugs in America & now with expired patents there are several generic options. But why do I think if one company had an ED drug monopoly & a factory problem caused shortage, there’d be GOP Senators lining up to sponsor antitrust legislation?


So after today’s mass shooting where the suspect himself said it was racially motivated is there a single GOP lawmaker saying he or she is against white supremacists & the politics of hate?

Made spur of minute decision to go grocery shopping this afternoon. It wasn’t and shouldn’t have been a life-altering decision. Though it was for some in Buffalo. Where is the “pro-life” GOP on this one?


Also, I am not using the alleged Buffalo shooter’s name. (Don’t want to give him more notoriety.)

But can we talk about where THIS terrorist was radicalized?

Just a bit outside

Posted May 14, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Rookie Francisco Morales who earned his first save for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Los Angeles Dodgers threw 24 pitches in the bottom of the 10th. 10 strikes.

Siri, what is “effectively wild?”

But hey, 12-10 Phillies win Friday night. 9-7 Phillies win Thursday night? Did they move Dodgers home games to Coors Field and not tell us?

We now know GOP’s allegations of voter fraud has been pure projection for their own efforts to overturn elections. So guess we should start wondering about GOP’s latest favorite obsessive allegations about pedophilia…?


Melanie has apparently given her first interview since leaving the White House and of course criticized President Biden. I really don’t care, do U?

Was lucky enough to be able to breastfeed my son exclusively & even to pump extra work to donate to local nonprofit breast milk bank. (Now 30 such milk banks in US.)

If GOP cares so much about feeding babies would they like to put real $$ into increasing that number? Thought not.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to stop ALL women from having abortions. Also Texas Gov. Abbott wants to stop Biden from now sending baby formula to undocumented immigrants. So if these women can’t breastfeed they have to have the baby then let it starve to death? Pro Life My A**.

Mike Pence is campaigning for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, while his old boss campaigns for David Perdue. How long until Velveeta Voldemort says Pence was only his coffee Vice President?


You know, I don’t remember media obsessively following who Hillary Clinton endorsed after the 2016 Presidential election. And she actually WON the popular vote.

Comebacks and way backs.

Posted May 13, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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7-1 Phillies lead in 6th over Dodgers ends up 9-7 Philadelphia win.

But only after LA ties it 7-7 in 8th, gives up 2 in top 9th, but doesn’t score after loading bases with no outs in bottom 9th.

SF Giants manager Kapler looking better & better with the “never stop trying to score” offense.

Much discussion late in NBA season if the Phoenix Suns could be the equal of the Golden State Warriors. Last night the Warriors lost by 39.

Tonight the Suns lost by 27.

Don’t think this is what Phoenix had in mind.

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike’s owner Rick Dawson says they planned to enter Preakness, but with last minute Derby they will give him more recovery time to rest & run in Belmont. Owner who cares more about his horse than money? This might be as shocking as Rich Strike’s win.


Today GOP – students in public schools should not be exposed to books that include teenagers dealing with sex and its potential consquences.

Also today’s GOP, if a student in public school gets pregnant she has 9 months at least and possibly a lifetime to learn all about sex and its potential consequences.

Elon on Twitter is going after President Biden by saying Joe wasn’t elected to transform the country but because Americans “wanted less drama.” And who is more of an expert on “less drama’ than the Muskrat?


While I can understand SCOTUS justices’ desire not to have protesters outside their homes, in part because justices are not politicians, while we’re at it can we also stop justices being able to make speeches at partisian political events?

Rand Paul wants to get rid of ALL COVID rules including vaccines, boosters and masks in all cases, for Senate pages.

Roy Blunt & Amy Klobuchar, top Senators on Rules Committee, both politely tell him he is nuts. Who says there’s no bipartisanism in DC?


If the Senate set up two dunking booths with Ted Cruz in one and Rand Paul in the other, how much bipartisan handwringing would there be as to who to try to dunk first?

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CNN just did whole segment on baby formula shortage w/out saying big part of problem is Abbott Nutrition has monopoly on 1/2 US formula market, & 3 other companies make the rest. It’s not just “cat food & caskets” as Amy Klobuchar says, monopolies can matter hugely to our lives.

Some Republicans are blaming Biden’s FDA for not acting quickly enough to solve infant formula problem While many Senate Republicans delayed Biden’s nominee for head of FDA, Robert Califf, who held that position under Obama, for several months until Feb 2022. Time is relative.

As travel agent been reissuing some tickets from 2020. Airline “fuel surcharge” on business class ticket to Europe was $1200. Now $1600.

Gas prices haven’t gone up THAT much. GOP blames Biden for high prices, so they’d be okay w/ him issuing some executive orders against corporate price gouging?

Not so close

Posted May 12, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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The Golden State Warriors will make millions if there’s a game six at Chase against the Minnesota Grizzlies. Not that I believe teams tank in the playoffs – but actually if they did intend to lose on purpose, it probably wouldn’t have been THAT embarrassing. (39 points)

Seven of 15 teams in the NL are above .500

Five of them are in the NL West.

Just saying.

Last week the SF Giants couldn’t score 7 runs in a week. This week they’re averaging over 7 runs a day. Baseball is a funny game.


Tonight in Washington DC, new owners of former Trump hotel began taking down signs with the Trump name on the property Shame it wasn’t that easy to take his name off the Republican Party

Maggie Hassan – moderate Democrat.

Mark Kelly – moderate Democrat.

Jon Tester – moderate Democrat.

Jacky Rosen – moderate Democrat.

Media calls Joe Manchin moderate. Democrat. He’s CONSERVATIVE Democrat. But real moderates don’t provide regular clickbait..is that media’s real excuse?

And Manchin claimed he would have supported a bill that JUST codified Roe V. Wade.

So why didn’t he write one?

Manchin, however, is not running for re-election in 2022.

But there are a number of Senate Republicans who are.

And a number of open seats.

Win some of those races and Manchin matters a lot less. #getmadANDvote


Sadly Susan Collins voted no on Protecting a Woman’s Right to Abortion. Perhaps if the bill had included something important like protecting sidewalks near Senators’ homes from chalked messages..?

While I would never out anyone on a personal health care decision if a woman who is related to any one of these GOP Senators who support SCOTUS taking reproductive rights away has had an abortion, now would be a good time for her to come forward.

You know you’re out of touch with contemporary music when you see Sunny Day Real Estate trending and think it must be something like a Four Seasons Landscaping thing involving Rudy Giuliani.

No nos

Posted May 10, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Astros’ Justin Verlander missed his a fourth no-hitter by five outs but still faced the minimum through eight innings today against the Twins.

And Justin wasn’t even the top pitcher story of the day since rookie Angels pitcher Reid Deimers, 22 years old, who’d made 5 starts this year with a 5.32 ERA, just threw a no hitter against the Rays.

Baseball is the best game.

Tom Brady says he will join FOX Sports as an analyst when he retires. Well, better than him running for the Senate as another unqualifed celebrity Republican.

Velveeta Voldemort-backed Charles Herbster, accused of groping eight women, is now third in the GOP Nebraska gubernatorial primary. So who is VV gonna blame?


Chris Murphy talking about how same GOP who claim to revere life have no problem with threats once a baby is born… including over 100 dead every day in America from gunshots.

Wrap your head around this: For many in today’s GOP a woman who aborts a fetus for any reason is a murderer. While Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero.

Moscow Mitch “It is an attempt to replace the rule of law with the rule of mobs. It is unacceptable (not to) clearly denounce it.” So McConnell has finally come around again about January 6? Nope, he’s upset about protesters outside the homes of SCOTUS judges.

Get as annoyed as anyone at Sinema & Manchin sometimes, but credit where credit is due. Both voting for Lisa Cook on Federal Reserve Board. They’re difficult Democrats at times, but they’re NOT Republicans. Need to elect Blue Senators so their “idiosyncracies” matter less.


Just got fundraising call from nice sounding guy w/ Republican Senatorial Committee. Let him ramble & responded as sweet as could be “Sir, I support your right to free speech but going to do everything I can do to help you lose in 2022. Vote blue. Have a nice day.”

Seemed nicer than “F*ck U.”

Really miss Stephen Colbert this week, and hoping he tests negative for a recurrence of COVID. OTOH, Stephen was going to have Mark Esper on this week. Maybe a sign from the heavens about hiding treasonous secrets for book tour?

Can someone ask these GOP Senators who wax lyrical about unborn babies why they want to cut the babies & their mothers off from healthcare & financial support as soon as they are born? Heck if GOP had their way some mothers wouldn’t even be able to pay for cost of giving birth.


Velveeta Voldemort said he wouldn’t return to Twitter if his ban was lifted. And I’m sure he was as honest about that as he has been about everything else.

While Rick Scott is making headines over anti-abortion comments and his desire to raise taxes on lower-income Americans, look at these numbers: 4,099,505 to 4,089,472. Yes, a difference of about 10.000 out of over 8,000,000 That’s now much Scott beat Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson by in 2018. #GetMadANDVote

No mercy rule

Posted May 9, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Today the Cleveland Guardians scored six runs in the bottom of the 9th to rally from an 8-2 deficit against the Chicago White Sox. And won 12-9 in the 11th.

Meanwhile SF Giants took an 8-2 lead into the 9th against the Rockies, and the game ended 8-5 with the tying run in the on-deck circle.

Giants manager Gabe Kapler “never stop trying to score” strategy looking better and better…

Grizzles shot 41.9% tonight – despite Dillon Brooks being 5 for 19. with 4 turnovers. Looks like Memphis would have had a better chance to beat Golden State if Brooks had been suspended 2 games instead of 1.


After Yankees ‘ Gleyber Torres’ hit walk-off HR into the right field short porch, angry Rangers Manager Chris Woodward calls Yankee Stadium “a little league ballpark.” Nah, Little League ballparks don’t require many folks to take out a 2nd mortgage to afford tickets.

So guessing women up to about the age of 55 in red states can now feel free to drive in carpool lanes with impunity: Get stopped by a police officer, tell him you might be a few weeks pregnant.

FL Gov. DeSantis signed new law making Nov 7 “Victims of Communism Day” requiring students to get special instruction in schools on that day “to honor “those who’ve suffered & remind us of destruction communism has caused worldwide w/ death toll over 100 million,”

But kids can’t learn about slavery. WTAF?

Republicans act more concerned about SCOTUS judges with actual peaceful protestors outside their houses than they did about Brian Sicknick.


I don’t remember any Republicans whining about noisy protests when People’s Convoy was blowing horns all night in residential neighborhoods.


So if a woman wants to leave Texas in future to get an abortion is she going to have to be armed?

Maggie Hassan most bipartisan 2021 Senator per Lugar Institute: Others in top 10: Collins, Portman, Sinema, Peters, Tester, Manchin, Cornyn, Rosen, Klobuchar. Amy gets coverage now for her leadership but besides Sinema/Manchin how many Dems have heard of others?

Do better,media.

Been an active Democrat since high school. Have now had friends run for & win elective state/local offices. But I haven’t even agreed w/ FRIENDS on everything they do in office. Why do some people think candidates for Congress or President should agree with them 100%?

As California voter, I get an email from County Registrar of Voters saying they mailed my primary ballot & to call if it hasn’t been received in 7 days. They don’t care if I vote blue or red, California just believes every eligible voter should be able to vote. Nice, isn’t it?


Rachel Maddow tonight talking about leading GOP candidates who have been been credibily accused of assault against women. Well, if it’s good enough for a Republican SCOTUS judge….


If you really feel like protesting SCOTUS being primed to overturn Roe v. Wade, this would be an excellent time to join a voter registration drive.


Love Tim Kaine on MSNBC tonight – “When people ask the question ‘will this provoke Putin?’ The guy was born provoked.”

In search of wins..

Posted May 9, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Glad to have a SF Giants win on Mother’s Day. But close nail-biting baseball games are much more fun when you don’t care who wins.

And this was the St. Louis Cardinals’ only visit to San Francisco during the 2022 season. But as a Giants fan sure felt like Goldschmidt and Arenado were up every inning.

Way too early in the MLB season, but when it comes down to Wild Card teams in October, how much of an advantage will teams like the Brewers and Cardinals have with all those intra-division teams against the Pirates, Cubs and Reds?

Apparently tonight it was Mark Esper on 60 Minutes. (No I didn’t watch.) So how many other former members of Velveeta Voldemort’s inner circle have secrets they are sitting on for THEIR book tours?

So tired of people just talking about babies that have been aborted. I know at least two people who wouldn’t be alive if their mothers hadn’t been able to abort non-viable pregnancies before they became pregnant with them.


Think GOP didn’t expect SCOTUS to overturn Roe V. Wade this year? Has to be one of reasons they’re trying so hard to suppress votes. Republicans have given up on winning over a majority of Americans, choosing instead to try to keep those not in their minority from voting.

Amy Klobuchar talks on This Week ABC about potential patchwork of laws in United States on abortion “Why should a woman in Texas have fewer rights than a woman in Minnesota? Wonder, will overturning Roe affect where women choose go to college, or take jobs, for that reason?

Gov. Asa Hutchinson claims criminalizing abortion is will of people of Arkansas. His state has become pretty red. But Florida is trying to criminalize abortion – Desantis won by 32,000 votes out of 8 mill. By Asa’s logic that’s enough to take rights from all Florida’s women?

From “The Way We Were,” one of my all-time favorites, which my son was kind enough to watch virtually with me on Mother’s Day.

About politics, and being involved:

Hubbell: “I don’t see how you can do it.”

Katie: “And I don’t see how you can’t.”

Ahead of the field.

Posted May 7, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Apparently Velveeta Voldemort was at the Kentucky Derby today. So the race featured 20 horses and one horse’s a**.

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike’s only victory before today was in a $51,500 claiming race. Which means anyone could have claimed – i.e. bought – him for $51,500.

Buster Posey day today for SF Giants. Bruce Bochy probably summed it up “You made the city better. You made the team better. You made ME better.

Great that Dolly Parton will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her music is important. But time to ask again, and not for the last time, why not Karen Carpenter and the Carpenters?-

Fox News TOP headline tonight is “Hitting Home.” – complaining about pro-choice activists protesting outside SCOTUS justices’ homes. And still not a peep about Kevin McCarthy’s texts and tapes over what most of GOP calls a “peaceful protest” on January 6.

Can media stop saying that Cruz thinks some liberal leaked the Roe V. Wade draft. We don’t know what he thinks. It’s quite likely that the Cancun Crybaby believes or knows it was leaked by a conservative trying to blunt the outrage. Ted is just publicly blaming it on Democrats.

Marsha Blackburn has talked about making birth control only available to married couples. By that logic, Viagra should only be available in limited quantities to married men with wives of childbearing age. And not while those wives are pregnant.

Can someone introduce a bill in Congress to index the ease of obtaining a prescription for Plan B to the ease of obtaining a prescription for Viagra?

Anyone saying it would be political suicide if GOP took back the Senate for Mitch McConnell to end the filibuster in order to pass an abortion ban assumes Republicans plan to keep allowing fair and free elections

Tonight on SNL the cold open went back to 17th century England for a great skit about Sir Matthew Hale who inspired Justice Alito…. A reminder why GOP wants to ban history.

Colin Jost on SNL Weekend Update about the unprecedented leaked Roe vs Wade opinion “‘So the court is usually careful but they slipped up just this once and now they have to live with it forever. Seems unfair.” Would be funnier if not so accurate.

Faint praise might be less damning?

Posted May 6, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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For the past couple weeks ESPN has ranked SF Giants among the top teams in MLB. Since the Giants over their last 10 days are 3-7, thinking maybe it would be better if ESPN puts them back towards the bottom.

Bright spot in another loss for SF Giants was Sean Hjelle having a 1-2-3 inning in his first major league appearance. Hjelle, from Mahtomedi, Minnesota, already tied an MLB record being 6’11.” Tallest in MLB history and taller than most of the NBA Timberwolves.

Meghan McCain’s book ‘Bad Republican: A Memoir,” which was released April 26, has sold 244 copies. (Not a typo.) At this point Meghan’s only hope for getting readers is to leak some reason the rest of GOP might want to ban her book.

OTOH, Velveeta Voldemort had a reported 600 people at his Pennsylvania rally tonight. I don’t watch but wonder if he bragged about being twice as popular as John McCain’s daughter.


The Washington Post Friday has an opinion column “Overturning Roe would make America more democratic.” Didn’t even have to look at the byline to know it was written by a man.

Fox News still hasn’t gotten around to covering today’s job report – which was 428,000 new jobs in April. That number beat forecasts for an increase of 380,000. If it had come in lower you KNOW Fox would have made it their number one headline!


And some wonder why I wear a mask in public. Anonymoua rravel client just told me about acquaintance who tested positive for COVID early this week & has been running around doing errands before leaving this weekend for Europe – Her flight will be 5 days from date of her positive test.

On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert points out Dr. Oz, who has dual US-Turkish citizenship, not only lived in New Jersey until he started running for Senate in Pennsylvania, but also was seen, while he claimed not to be involved in Turkish politics at all, voting in Turkey in 2018

No wonder GOP’s focused on voter fraud – they’re so good at it.

Arson squads

Posted May 5, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Phillies gave a 7-1 lead in Philadelphia to the bullpen facing NY Mets going to the 9th. The Phillies still had a 7-4 lead with 2 outs in the 9th. And they lost 8-7.

SF Giants manager Gabe Kapler never wants to hear about piling on with a big lead again.

Although the SF Giants offense, with several starters on the regular IL and others with COVID, has only scored 1 run in each of the last three games. There offense could be called criminally bad right now, though the case could be tossed for insufficient evidence.


Tom Brady on Tiktok today with the “tell me something honest” trend – “The ‘Tuck Rule’ game against the Raiders? Might have been a fumble.” Easier to own an official’s mistake than something that might leave him feeling deflated

Warriors – Grizzles played Game 2 of Western Conference Semi-Finals Tuesday night, and don’t play again until Saturday night?

Heck, why not spread games a week apart, then the NBA could stretch the finals out until August.-

Happy Cinco de Mayo. A day when plenty of white Americans get drunk on tequila and bitch about immigrants.


So how many more people are sitting on explosive tapes to sell future books? Asking for a really tired country.

Some Republcians are trying to say it’s murder to terminate any pregnancy from the moment of conception.

That makes IVF murder. Along with IUDs and possibly birth control pills. But if baby crawls around house some night and scares someone asleep with gun by their bed and the baby ends up accidentally fatally shot, that’s self-defense and fine.


If it’s going to be homicide in Louisiana from the moment of fertilization shouldn’t male masturbation be attempted murder?


In 2018, 78% of IVF was done by white women. It’s expensive. To maximize pregnancy chances, doctor can implant several embryos. If more than 2 survive they may do “multifetal pregnancy reduction”- translation, selective abortion. GOP going to start locking up rich white women?

Stephen Colbert responding to Kellyanne Conway on Fox News complaining Democrats weren’t talking about abortion rights until today.

“Typically people wait until something happens to talk about it. Nobody on the Titanic was complainng about icebergs when they left the harbor.”


Amy Klobuchar today at Democratic press briefing about codifying Roe V. Wade into law. Saying about Republicans ‘We always said they’d take us back to the 50s. They’re taking us back to the 1850s.”

So now former Defense Secretary Mark Esper is the latest who sat on terrifying stories about Velveeta Voldemort because he wanted to save them for his memoir. This would be a great game of “Batsh*t Book Secrets Bingo” if it weren’t our democracy at stake.

Longer than….

Posted May 4, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Madison Bumgarner was thrown out of the game in the first inning after he took issue with Dan Bellino’s staring him down and examining his hand much longer than normal – “Take your f*cking time.”

But hey, don’t we all pay expensive ticket prices to go to baseball stadiums to see umpires in person?

NBA playoffs started almost a month ago, and on May 4 and Warriors announced Gary Payton II will be out about a month with a fractured left elbow.

Which means if Golden State survives, Payton will be back for the NBA finals.

And they say the baseball season is long.

The 3-21 Reds now have had three players added to COVID lL list.. Normally that means teams have to call up minor league players. So Cincinnati will basically be making lateral moves?

As the lies multiply, from GOP members to Congress to SCOTUS justices…. I’m so old that I remember when Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about sex. As Seinfeld said “Everyone lies about sex. Heck, most people lie DURING sex.”


As someone with a very visual and at times almost eidetic memory I can safely say I will take people’s word on the most recent tape featuring Madison Cawthorn without checking it out for myself. Some things you cannot unsee.

Wait, Senator Mike Lee wore a tan suit on the Senate floor Wednesday. Isn’t that grounds to impeach him?


GOP Senator Joni Ernst, railing against inflation, says you can’t just print money and hand it out for free. But never forget, she and other Republicans had no problem handing out money to millionaires and billionaires with the 2017 tax cuts.

So how many more GOP audio tapes are there that have been saved for books?

So Lauren Boebert claims she wrote a book about her life. If she even mentions her husband’s jail time for exposing himself to young women at a bowling alley, guess that means her book has to be banned in red state schools.

Leaking the draft of Roe vs. Wade decision seems likely to have been a way to blunt the outrage by creating a different outrage. So if it hadn’t leaked what would GOP have done when decision came out and how would it have involved Hunter Biden?


Senator Amy Klobuchar on “the Daily Show’ with Trevor Noah on leaked draft of Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade -“there’s a saying ‘don’t get mad, vote.’ I say get mad AND vote.”

Allison Beth Krause, 19,

Jeffrey Glenn Miller, 20,

Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20,

William Knox Schroeder, 19

How many Americans know those names?

If you don’t think it can happen again you’re not paying attention.

Velveeta Voldemort – “can’t you just shoot protesters?”

Flagrant fouls.

Posted May 4, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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I’m a San Antonio Spurs fan who would still love to see Chris Paul get a ring. But dang, Ja Morant is good at basketball.

Meanwhile, after being ejected for picking up a Flagrant 2 in game 1 vs Grizzlies, Warriors’ Draymond Green “I am never going to change the way I play basketball… Because then we go home early, & the [flagrant] points don’t matter anymore.” Does he think refs can’t read?

Although then tonight Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul that led to Gary Payton II fracturing his elbow. Further punishment may come.

NBA could make it simple. If your flagrant foul leads to an injury, you’re out as long as the person you hurt.

Can we call the Supreme Court for a flagrant foul against women?


While I respect Lisa Murkowski as much as any Republican Senator think I can’t be the only person who lost confidence in this SCOTUS long before she did.

GOP as well as Democratic women use IVF to conceive children. Wait until they realize Coney Barrett might want to outlaw that too. In 2006 she signed onto letter by anti-choice group that would criminalize IVF. And after all, embroyos do get discarded.


Some GOP and conservative media are claiming Democrats are just being falsely alarmist with idea this SCOTUS could overturn gay marriage laws. Like Democrats were being falsely alarmist that SCOTUS would ever overturn Roe vs Wade?


And seriously does ANYONE who watched how McConnell cheated to block Garland SCOTUS nomination and to rush through Barrett nomination have any doubt that if GOP gets the gavel Mitch will overturn the filibuster within a month?


Imagine how much it will blow GOP minds if a bunch of armed women organize red state protests in support of Roe V. Wade.

Have to assume Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage) is next for this illegally packed right-wing activist court. But maybe Clarence Thomas might draw the line at overturning Loving v. Virginia? (inter-racial marriage.)

Billionaire Peter Thiel, who is actually a New Zealand citizen, has given $15 million in total to bolster JD Vance — the largest amount ever given to boost a single US Senate candidate. Three printable words about Vance “Populist my a**.”

Crossing lines.

Posted May 2, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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The entire NY Yankees active roster were allowed to cross the border into Canada for a three-game series in Toronto against Blue Jayas tonight – which means they were all vaccinated against COVID-19.

Well, politics and science aside, good to know the Yankees had their rea$on$.

NFL says independent review found “no evidence” to substantiate allegations made by ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson that team tanked games. Translation, either no one w/ Cleveland put anything in writing, or Browns had enough notice they found good IT person to scrub computers.

Need to remember. GOP knows if prices stay high it will cost Democrats votes in November. So Republican senators will do everything they can to make inflation worse. Because they want Americans to suffer to help them win an election.

Been in awe of Ketanji Brown Jackson for a while. But think on this, not only did she agree to put herself through a heinous hearing, Ketanji agreed to accept a lifetime appointment to be on SCOTUS with these right-wing so-called Christian autocrats.


Curiously if Ivanka did turn out to have thrown Velveeta Voldemort under the bus she will have proven she really is her father’s daughter.

Governor Ron Deathsantis “I get people that write in to Florida from other countries saying, we look to Florida as kind of the beacon.” Other countries? Like Russia and Saudi Arabia?

IF you call yourself a Democrat but claim you’lll either not vote or vote 3rd party or protest vote because Democratic candidate isn’t perfect or somehow offended you… Maybe tonight will convince you to get over it & get your a** to voting booth & #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

Women still have the right to vote in this country. We need to use it before this SCOTUS repeals 19th amendment next.

Bottom dwelling

Posted May 1, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Cincinnati Reds are now 3-19, setting the franchise mark for their worst start to a season.

Reds President Phil Castellini, son of owner Bob Castellini earlier this season threatened unhappy fans who want his dad to sell the team “To who?

And Phil indicated other owners might “pick (the team) up and move it somewhere else. “

At this rate, Reds fans might help them pack.

Warriors won Sunday night against the Grizzlies despite Draymond Green being ejected for a “Flagrant 2” foul that he said was“probably a reputation thing” rather than a legitimate call. 

Didn’t see the foul, but since this sort of thing keeps happening, would it be heretical to suggest Draymond work on his reputation?

Positive signs for the week ahead. Trevor Noah rocked the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. And Stephen Colbert is back after a brief hiatus on Monday night.

Since we know just about everything else GOP accuses President Biden and Democrats of is projection, perhaps we should be more focused on Velveeta Voldemort’s possible dementia. Come to think of it, has anyone heard him say recently “Man, woman, person, camera TV?”

Dr. Deborah Birx was on CBS this Sunday morning talking about her predictions for COVID this summer. With all due respect, after her shameless toadying for Velveeta Voldemort why does anyone care now what Dr. Birx thinks?

Dear Ohio.

If you want to elect a populist to the Senate besides Sherrod Brown:

J.D. Vance is a venture capitalist bankrolled by a billionaire venture capitalist. He is not a populist.

Tim Ryan is a populist. You’re welcome.

Oops, Fox News story on Biden’s WHCD jokes led w/ Joe joking about his low approval ratings but included the President saying “nothing I can say about GOP Kevin McCarthy hasn’t already been put on tape,” referring to leaked tapes reported by NYTimes showing GOP leader criticizing Trump.

Fox viewers “what tapes?”

One reason media claimed Hillary Clinton needed to go home and knit after 2016 is that she was too old to run again. Hillary is now 74.

Velveeta Voldemort is now 75. But no, there’s no misogyny in this country.

From an anonymous friend “I’m so old I remember when the only fake news was the National Enquirer.”

Stumbling to the whistle.

Posted April 29, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Apparently nothing is certain but death, taxes, and the Minnesota Timberwolves blowing big leads in the NBA playoffs.

Only silver lining for SF Giants fans in tonight’s rout by the Washington Nationals. The team had tried out their Creamsicle uniforms on Orange Friday. The baseball gods may have indicated that was heresy.


So with Trevor Bauer, suspended for two years, Major League Baseball just got the Dodgers off the hook for $70 million of a big mistake.

Now why did the Braves Ozuna get only 20 games..


(Wikipedia – On May 29, 2021, Ozuna was arrested and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police witnessed him grabbing his wife by the neck and throwing her against a wall.[his resulted in Ozuna receiving a 20-game suspension which he served retroactively during the 2021 season.

And then there was Aroldis Chapman, who, also per Wikpedia -was accused of pushing his girlfriend, putting his hands around her neck, and choking her; he subsequently fired eight gunshots.”

He only got 30 games.

In an interview today, Trevor Reed’s family said President Joe Biden may have saved their son’s life, doing everything he could to bring Reed home. Siri, tell me a good news story I won’t hear on Fox News.


I suppose given what happened between two women members of Congress today it would be inappropriate to make mud wrestling jokes.

Sean Hannity texts about the election are pretty bad. But imagine if we could see communications between the White House and Tucker Carlson.


After Madison Cawthorn was caught a 2nd time in about a year with a gun in his carryon, two Democrats are urging TSA “to act decisively to ensure repeat offenders like Rep. Cawthorn face the full extent of TSA’s enforcement actions.” Wouldn’t you think that was already the law?

Draft night

Posted April 28, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Evaluations of picks on NFL draft nights are like evaluating long term relationships after a great Tinder first date.

Some do result in long term relationships. Some in short term relationships. And some … well, maybe it was a great night.

So will Velveeta Voldemot’s GOP cult members now demand states require ID at farmer’s market to purchase dangerous fruit.


And is another reason Velveeta Voldemort won’t return to Minnesota not just that he lost in 2020, but also that residents might throw frozen fruit?

So as we approach picnic season in some states are we going to need permits for open carry of tomatoes and pineapple?

Montana Senator Jon Tester on Senate floor talking about increased monopolies in farming business – resulting in hundreds of thousands of farms lost. And higher prices for consumers. But media will ignore him and keep saying Democrats need to reach out to rural voters.

Marjorie Three Names, who lost it over Jimmy Kimmel’s joke and couldn’t handle being questioned by Jim Acosta today, is proof that even Southern states like Georgia can have really big snowflakes,

Remember when during the hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, that Ted Cancun Cruz was caught checking Twitter for his mentions? So is that what this whole Elon buying Twitter thing is about?

If Republican Senators had to pay the prices for prescription drugs that average Americans on Medicare pay, the bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices would pass unanimously.

Draft Day

Posted April 28, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Tonight starts the NFL draft at 8pm Eastern Time

And by about 8:30pm some team’s fan base will be convinced their team screwed it up.

Bucks put Bulls out of their misery, Warriors come back and beat the Nuggets to clinch their playoff series.

Meanwhile, at least in New York and Los Angeles there are no distractions from the NFL draft.


If someone had told me SF Giants would have LaMonte Wade Jr, Tommy La Stella & Evan Longoria still injured, Duggar out, 2 of 5 starting pitchers on IL, Joey Bart w/ 23Ks in 38 AB…. And that their record had a 13 & 6 in it, I’d have expected the numbers to be in reverse order.

Today’s NRA and Velveeta Voldemort-owned GOP.

1. Guns are safe.
2. Tomatoes are dangerous.

Delta Airlines will start paying flight attendants for boarding time, apparently 1st major US airline to do so. They haven’t paid before? Boarding has to be one of most stressful parts of job…”My 3rd bag is tiny”, “am SURE it will fit,” “supposed to have a better seat”, etc.

If you want to reduce abortions, you should want to increase the availability of birth control. It’s that simple.

Thinking if you’re a Republican who believes in cutting things like food stamps and the child tax credit, when it comes to the subject of abortion you should sit down and STFU. Once again, four words, “Pro Life My A**.”

Loved Mitt Romney talking about Orrin Hatch telling him to loosen up his language a bit. So Mitt says he started using “dang.” Wonder if Orrin got Mitt after rough days to do double shots of milk.

Words I didn’t expect to hear on Senate Floor from Sherrod Brown “I’d like to thank Senator Cotton.” Apparently Tom Cotton decided he’d had enough of making Americans less safe by blocking DOJ nominations. But we take our small victories, and small civilities when we can.

4,099,505 to 4,089,472 Yes, a difference of about 10,000 out of over 8 million. That’s how much Rick Scott beat Democratic Senator Bill Nelson by in Florida in 2018. Don’t tell me Marco Rubio isn’t beatable by Val Demings. Don’t let anyone tell YOU your vote doesn’t matter.

Since GOP is upset about US taxpayers subsidizing college costs, aren’t US taxpayers already subsidizing college for the children of millionaires and billionaires with Republican/Velveeta Voldemort 2017 tax cuts?

Rachel Maddow is covering Velveeta Voldemort transcript where he was telling the audience to “knock the crap” out of people throwing tomatoes and other fruit. Because “its dangerous stuff, somebody could get killed. NBC SNL skit writers are going “We give up. Can’t top that.”

Rachel Maddow also covering how Wisconsin & Michigan Republicans are continuing their 2020 election review after pressure from Velveeta Voldemort. Uh, WHY is GOP genuflecting before a loser?