Starting but not sticking to sports.

Posted November 20, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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A bit of sports, seven interceptions for Philip Rivers in two games. If only there was a semi-competent free agent quarterback available for the Chargers.

Miami Dolphins waived RB Mark Walton for allegedly striking a woman who was pregnant with his baby.  Walton had served 2 of 4 game suspension for violating NFL conduct policy related to his THREE offseason arrests between January-March 2020.   The Dolphins had signed him after Bengals released him.

Miami GM Chris Grief “We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously.” And Grief said it with a straight face.

Donald and Melania Trump re-registered today to vote in Florida instead of New York. He does realize this means he needs to spend 50% or more of the year there, right, which is more than every winter?

WTF of the day? A movie studio exec apparently wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman. So did an executive also want Denzel Washington to play Mr. Rogers?

A small point, but GOP seems so upset about Lt. Col Vindman testifying in his dress uniform, even though rules say says all personnel “will wear an Army uniform when on duty, unless granted an exception by the commander to wear civilian clothes.”
Now, who gave Jim Jordan an exemption to keep his jacket off?

 

 

Rewatching Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s opening statement from Tuesday, who’s with me in wishing we had someone more like him as President?

 

Yes, Tom Steyer has put a lot of money into good causes. And now he says “I alone can fix it.” Not very often I think “If only someone were like the Koch Brothers.” But at least they were practical enough to use THEIR money to get other people elected.

 

One of the many bizarre things about the Ukraine deal. While Joe Biden was my first choice in 2016, he is not my first choice now, mostly for age-related reasons.
But whoever your candidate, is there really anyone on either side of aisle who really thinks Joe is in politics for money, and is anything other than a good and decent man?

Upon further review…

Posted November 18, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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As increasing allegations of cheating emerge against Houston Astros, Trump may be thinking he invited the wrong team to the White House.

Four interceptions for Philip Rivers tonight against Chiefs… On a brighter note, since game was in Mexico City maybe the Chargers QB couldn’t understand all the heckling and insults.

Tom Brady says he is “frustrated” with the Patriots offense.  Fans of 29 other teams  -“Thoughts and prayers.”

Trump is holding his next vanity rally in Sunrise, Florida. And local sports fans are going “Okay, please just mention the Dolphins instead of the Heat. The Dolphins are already losers.” #ETTD

Walmart saying today’s “shooting was an isolated incident that occurred in the parking lot. Nothing occurred inside the store.” So just another day for our well-regulated militia.

Nikki Haley says Donald Trump was always truthful with her. Well, and guessing there were many people who said Jeffrey Dahmer never tried to eat them.

Wonder if Hillary Clinton had told Congress she would “strongly consider” testifying in the Benghazi investigation.

Since Trump loves to call them “Do Nothing Democrats” surely the man who claimed he’d run into a school unarmed to face a killer isn’t afraid to face House Democrats in a hearing?

Never quite got the hype, but today Chick-fil-A announced it will no longer donate to anti-LGBTQ groups. So good news for tolerance. And liberal fans of chicken sandwiches.

 

If your idea of Christianity is boycotting your favorite sandwich restaurant because they’re not being intolerant enough, you might not be a real Christian. #ChickFilA

 

North Korea ” We are longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us. As we have got nothing in return, we will no longer gift the U.S. president with something he can brag about.”
But but, I thought Donald and Kim were in love?

Trump today said he would “strongly consider” accepting Pelosi’s invitation to testify in the ongoing impeachment investigation, either in person or in writing. Right after he releases his tax returns?

A numbers game.

Posted November 18, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Another example why I don’t bet on football. 49ers leading by 4 with 2 seconds left. Cardinals have ball at their own 22. Fumble recovery for a TD. . The spread was 10.

Not a Falcons fan at all, but are people in Atlanta thrilled about the way their team has played the last two weeks? Or furious that it took them until week 10 to show up?

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins called for “someone new in New York deciding calls” after pretty obvious case of pass interference against Ravens Marlon Humphrey wasn’t called even after replay review. Uh, could we start with full time NFL refs?

Newly re-elected Louisiana John Bel Edwards will never be my favorite politician, but he has his moments “It is an easier state to govern when the Saints and LSU are winning.”

In the midst of Trump tweet storm this morning: “Our great Farmers will recieve another major round of “cash.”
Don’t know about you but I learned “I before E except after C” in 2nd or 3rd grade.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today apologized for his longtime support of “stop-and-frisk.” Gosh, I wonder what prompted this change of heart?

(and wonder if he will apologize to swing states for his soda tax ban?)

So Amy Klobuchar is still a longshot. But she has more chance of winning the Presidency than the Minnesota Vikings,, down 20-0 at halftime, had of winning Sunday against  Denver Broncos.

It was a pleasant cool Sunday in Washington DC, why wasn’t a “healthy and energetic” President golfing?

 

Jennifer Williams, who Trump attacked on Twitter Sunday for her testimony is an senior aide to Mike Pence. So why isn’t the Vice President standing up for his staff?

As Trump rants on Twitter about not knowing impeachment witnesses and the Dems interviewing only people who weren’t involved with his calls, your reminder that Donald won’t let anyone who HAS actually talked to him testify.

So how long does Trump have to stay out of sight before serious rumors start circulating about his “kidney surgery??

 

It’s not that we believe Trump and his true cult members would care about something as trivial as an oath, but that at least we would get to see them try to lie in real time.

Blew dat?

Posted November 17, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Trump went to Louisiana twice in two weeks to push his buddy Eddie Rispone for Governor, tweeted repeatedly Saturday, after saying  Friday night.   “You got to give me a big win, please. OK? OK?”

Another reason to root for New Orleans Saints. Results tonight from Orleans Parish: Republican Eddie Rispone – 13,041 votes. Democrat John Bel Edwards – 114,812 votes. Not a typo.  #WhoDat

Now it’s Golden State guard D’Angelo Russell who is out at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb. The Warriors aren’t just a team at this point ,they’re an NBA version of Survivor.

Baylor blew a 28-3 lead today in losing to Oklahoma 34-31. On a brighter note, Bears players have probably earned a 2nd look in NFL draft from the Atlanta Falcons.

Five people dead including three children in a murder-suicide in San Diego. Why can’t these a**holes do the suicide part first?

One of many rumors about Trump’s visit to Walter Reed today was that he had a heart attack. If so, how long can his staff keep him from bragging that it was the “BIGLIEST heart attack, much better than Bernie’s.”

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is anti-choice, which is difficult for me. But have never liked him more. Tonight after winning re-election: “As for the president, God bless his heart.”

Every time CNN  puts Rick Santorum on can they at least air the disclaimer that he lost his re-election campaign by 18 points?

And if you think you had a hard week, thoughts and prayers for SNL writers, who had to try to compress all the events of past several days into ONE cold open.

Asked about Trump’s twitter attacks while Ambassador Yovanowitch was testifying. GOP Rep.Elise Stefanik replied “We’re not here to talk about tweets.”
Even when those tweets were themselves an impeachable offense? #witnessintimidation

If this cellphone call with Sondland turns out to be the smoking gun in impeachment hearings, well, politics aside, maybe mean bitch Karma is one of us who are driven crazy by obnoxious people who talk loudly on their cellphones in restaurants.

Ugh, nobody does part of an annual physical early. Period. That’s why they call them annual physicals.

 

And I’m only 60, but at what point does a “routine physical” include cognitive testing? Asking for a country. 

As Trump ranted about conviction of Roger Stone, your reminder that Stone was not convicted by House Democrats but by a JURY.

 

Finally,  if we told Jim Jordan that Donald Trump had been a college wrestler would Jordan finally stop trying to protect him?

Footbrawl

Posted November 15, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Yikes, watching Steelers vs  Browns tonight on Thursday Night Football and a WWE fight broke out.

Although before Cleveland’s Miles Garrett hit Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph with his own helmet, the story of night might have been Rudolph’s performance putting Mike Tomlin rushing to Atlanta to see Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday.

Memphis just declared projected #1 NBA draft pick James Wiseman ineligible. So wonder where Wiseman will play to keep in shape before he ends up chosen by the Warriors?

Nothing against Deval Patrick, but you’re watching the Indy 500 you don’t get to go “Oh, none of those drivers is driving fast enough, I think I’ll jump in on lap 100.”

A little good news, Matt Bevin has conceded to Andy Beshear in Kentucky Gubernatorial Race. How long until Bevin accepts a job in Trump administration?

Kellyanne Conway, after Wolf Blitzer asked about her husband’s comments on Trump. “I think you embarrassed yourself and I’m embarrassed for you. This is CNN now?”
Actually the most embarrassing thing for CNN? Still having Kellyanne on the network.

 

Apparently today’s school shooter used every bullet in his handgun. Now, California has tough gun laws, imagine if he’d been able to get an automatic weapon….

Pence-“Administration will remain resolved to bring scourge of mass shootings to an end, we will not rest until we end this evil in our time & make our schools & communities safe again.” Translation, going to do absolutely nothing & hope outrage will die down before the next one.

As Trump rants about “Do Nothing Democrats” your reminder that Senate Republicans blocked even a VOTE on sensible bipartisan gun control bills

Rand Paul just said he’s considering forcing votes on motions in impeachment trial allowing Trump to bring his own witnesses, like Hunter Biden. Since “hearsay” is THE Republican defense, how about forcing some witnesses who WERE actually talking to Trump?

Small mercies,  Trump headed down to Louisiana for another vanity rally. Good thing for New Orleans that at least he didn’t go for a Saints game.  #ETTD

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Trump referred tonight to “Radical Liberal John Bel Edwards.” “Radical Liberal?” Look, I really hope Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards gets re-elected, but in many ways he’s to the right of GOP Governors Charlie Baker and Larry Hogan.

Let’s make a deal?

Posted November 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Scott Boras isn’t happy about how long it took teams to sign his clients last year “I’m frustrated in the sense that the game has been hurt by it. Hurt by it in the sense that fans want [players to sign].”
Gosh, if Boras only didn’t demand salaries that only a handful of big-market teams can afford.

NFL now saying they will not provide the list of executives and coaches who will attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday.
Because league doesn’t want to incur the ire of fans of teams with lousy QBs who don’t show up?

Gape Kapler when introduced as new SF Giants Manager, said he wants to “to dig in a little bit more to really find out what the issues are, to find out why I have had some of those issues and why so far I have not been a popular hire…” This is not going to be a deep dive.

Now it’s Deval Patrick reportedly deciding to run for President. Uh, even the Bachelor/Bachelorette know you don’t start randomly adding people as you get down to the final roses.

Harrod’s in London is reserving Santa visits this Christmas to customers who have spent at least $2,500 .For that amount the only lap men want isn’t Santa but a lap dancer.

Real estate executive Toby MacFarlane was sentenced to six months in prison for in college admissions scandal. His daughter, who has already graduated from USC, had never played soccer when she wrote on her 2013 application essay “My parents have a hard time attending my soccer matches because our opponent’s parents are always making rude remarks about that number 8 player who plays without a care for her body or anyone else’s on the field. It is true that I can be a bit intense out there on the field.”
Sounds like the baby snake didn’t slither far from the tree.

Speaking of baby snakes, wonder  how many copies of  Donnie Jr’s book “Triggered” were paid for by our tax dollars. And how many were paid for in rubles?

Matt Bevin is touting so many outlandish conspiracy theories about why he lost Kentucky Governor’s race you almost think he’s auditioning to join Trump’s re-election campaign.

If only Gym Jordan had tried to protect wrestlers at Ohio State like he is trying to protect Donald Trump.

Mark Meadows “I think what happens is when we start to look at the facts, everybody has their impression of what truth is.”
So to GOP now, the truth is like science?

So Trump White House position that witnesses in impeachment hearings have never even spoken to POTUS, and anyone who has spoken to Donald will be prohibited from testifying. Got it.

I’ve clearly missed the GOP outrage over unqualified children of the President making big $$$ from foreign governments AND profiting off of U.S. taxpayers.

Bottom feeding?

Posted November 13, 2019 by left coast sports babe
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Really, Farhan? As an SF Giants fan I was happy the team didn’t sign Chapman, or Osuna, even when the bullpen struggled. And I gave up on the 49ers when Eddie D “allegedly” sexually assaulted a waitress. Not quite that upset. Yet. But come on, Gabe Kapler? WTF?

-https://medium.com/@NickFrancona/the-lies-and-deception-of-gabe-kapler-the-dodgers-and-mlb-after-the-sexual-assault-of-a-minor-38038985e6c9

 

View at Medium.com

So what’s next SF Giants? I hear former Houston assistant GM Brandon Taubman is available.

Colin Kaepernick is having a private workout for NFL teams on Saturday in Atlanta. Right about now Bears fans would let Kaep set a flag on fire at midfield if he could play better than Mitch Trubisky.

Top ranked Kentucky lost in men’s basketball tonight to….. Evansville? Can we blame this on Trump’s visit too.

Nothing against Yu Darvish, and if allegations are true what the Astros did with electronic sign stealing at Minute Maid Park was wrong. But Game 7 of 2017 World Series was in LOS ANGELES.

Seriously Facebook? I’m getting suggestions to join “Team Tom” for Tom Steyer?
While I’m “Vote Blue no Matter Who 2020,” it’s a very short list of candidates who are lower on my list than Tom.

Saw Stephen Miller trending and apparently it’s news that leaked emails show him to be a White Supremacist. Wouldn’t it be bigger news if leaked emails showed he wasn’t a White Supremacist?

Trump tweeted today. “Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”
Not sure where to start with this…. but “some are very tough, hardened criminals” but “a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay.”?
Yet another sign of dementia – contradicting yourself in the SAME SENTENCE.

 

Mick Mulvaney says he will also defy House impeachment inquiry subpoena. So is WH Chief of Staff hoping to keep Trump from firing him before Christmas?

Nikki Haley declined to help Kelly and Tillerson when they told her were trying to save the country.
So one question, if Haley believed in Donald Trump so much why did she resign?

Mark Sanford is dropping out of the Presidential Race. So will he now lick his wounds by taking a long hike on the Appalachian Trail?

Politico reports that in hopes of shoring up evangelical base, Trump is considering an executive order to tie U.S. aid to other countries on how well they treat their religious minorities. At the same time he tries to expand his Muslim ban? Irony, your regular table is ready.