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?

The name game.

Posted June 16, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Good thing Barack didn’t introduce Donald to Melania. Trump would have to divorce her just to undo another Obama accomplishment.

SF Giants are doing their best to get fans ready for 49ers season. When everyone will be thrilled if the team wins a game most weeks.

Apparently the Warriors will reimburse the city of Oakland the $4 million it cost to hold their championship parade. Which is a cool thing. Although it helps that the team made an extra $12-15 million by losing game 4 for that second home game.

Draymond Green & Lebron James arguing over who started “superteams.” Meanwhile, 25+ teams w/ no chance to win @NBA title thinking STFU.

Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Wow. For that amount of money a family could shop at Whole Foods for a year.

A woman has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for sending her 18 year old boyfriend texts encouraging him to commit suicide, even telling him not to back out when he had doubts while filling his truck with carbon monoxide. Somewhat shocking…why wasn’t it wasn’t at least voluntary manslaughter?

Now Alex Jones is accusing Megyn Kelly of double-crossing him over their interview and is releasing secret recordings of their phone calls. What is that old adage about lying down with dogs….

Kellyanne Conway decrying heated rhetoric said “If I were shot, some would applaud.” She’s right
But Kellyanne didn’t have a problem with her boss saying this. “Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

 

Similarities to #Watergate with Trump administration are an insult. Nixon had real accomplishments.

In Florida, after another court ruled against them, the state is dropping a 2011 law that would sanction or imprison doctors for -get this -discussing gun safety with patients. But apparently the GOP is talking about trying again. Once again, four words ‘pro life my ass.”

Trump says he is “canceling Obama’s deal with Cuba” but apparently the changes are minimal and mostly posturing. So by “cancel” does he mean take Obama’s name off of it?

Let’s get to the real important stuff for many Americans.  Can we continue to drink Cuban rum and smoke Cuban cigars,  and can MLB teams still sign Cuban ballplayers?

 

Trump says he is ending tourism to Cuba except for “educational” trips. Travelers will be subject to Treasury audit and will have to keep records of all their transactions in Cuba for five years.
So cruises to Cuba will be under much tighter scrutiny than Trump’s tax returns….

Why should US Citizens who keep detailed Cuba travel notes to prove travel was for educational reasons be more believed than FBI director?

Trump’s personal attorney has now hired his own attorney. Well, when it comes to lawyers, @realDonaldTrump is right about Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

 

 

That moment when Ted Nugent decides “hateful rhetoric” is a bad idea before the President of the United States does….

White privilege in 140 characters or less – -knowing even if your son gets pulled over by police officer for cause, you won’t be planning his funeral. #PhilandoCastile

Trump tweeted “regulations way down, enthusiasm and jobs way up.”   Now, the US currently bans cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower for safety reasons. Is this another regulation he will get rid of as unnecessary? #jobkillers? #peoplekillers?

 

Another liberal media type heard from – “This jackass is really ticking me off. And today…Cuba? F—ing Cuba? If he’d run a campaign promising to do everything he’s done in the last 6 months, he’d never have been elected.”
The writer, Ann Coulter. Actually if the two of them want to do something good for the USA, you might get bipartisan agreement on a charity-supporting debate on pay-per-view.

Super and not so super teams.

Posted June 15, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Kevin Durant is insisting Warriors are not a “super team.” Does that mean they want to sign another All-Star for next season?

Jerry West  leaving Warriors for Clippers. Maybe he wants a challenge. Or maybe West just wants to start taking the month of June off.

 

Have been making sarcastic comments about SF Giants looking like 1962 Mets. At this point the 1962 Mets are looking like an upgrade.

 

Still,  why baseball is greatest game, example #3425. In blowout game against Rockies, SF Giants forced to pinch-hit starting pitcher forced to pinch-hit Ty Blach & he gets RBI single.

 

Why baseball is greatest game, example #3426.  SF Giants come back to tie 9-9 being down 9-1 against Rockies  &  Jeff Samardzija pinch hits.

And then the Giants lose, 10-9.  The best of times, the worst of times.

The NCAA D1 Committee on Infractions has put Louisville’s men’s basketball team on probation and suspended coach Rick Pitino for 5 games over a sex-for-pay scandal – “Without dispute, NCAA rules do not allow institutional staff members to arrange for stripteases and sex acts for prospects, enrolled student-athletes and/or those who accompany them to campus,”
Wonder how many other programs are thinking ‘Uh oh.”

Thinking of all those workplace signs “X days without an accident.” Maybe we need to start a national sign “X days without a mass shooting.”

 

No fatalities, fortunately, but 10 people injured today in Midtown Manhattan when a driver lost control of her SUV at a light and jumped a curb. Another reminder that not traveling is no guarantee of safety, and carpe diem.

Trump tweet today” You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history.” Well, just guessing he never made a campaign stop in Salem.

Someone should remind @realDonaldTrump that in real witch hunts they threw you in water to see if you drowned. Investigations are nothing.

 

A Secret Service officer who was blocking a street for Trump’s motorcade suffered minor injuries when a car drove into him. Terrorist? Nope, according to reports an Uber driver in a hurry….

 

Russian lobbyist Richard Burt says he did indeed attend dinners hosted by Jeff Sessions, contradicting the AG’s testimony. This whole Trump administration is turning into a he said- he, he, he, he, he, and he said story.

Trump apparently plans to reverse President Obama’s travel policy to Cuba. In a statement – “Further changes will depend entirely on the Cuban government’s willingness to expand the Cuban people’s political freedom, respect their universal rights, and allow freedom of press as well as free and fair democratic elections.”
Did they type that last phrase with a straight face?

Well, a nice statement to pass on for a change “There is so much you do that I disagree with. But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual.” GOP Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling to DEM California Rep. Maxine Waters.

While we talk about ratcheting down the hate in this country, a good place to start might be in honoring Crystal Griner, the Capitol policewoman who helped take down the Virginia gunman and no doubt saved lives, while being shot and injured herself.
Ms. Griner is married, to another woman. #Chooselove

 

Rant time. First, I hope Steve Scalise recovers fully. No one should be shot over politics. Although I find his past efforts for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage, and a fight to exempt states from now honoring them, to be abhorrent. But some conservatives might question why I posted about the fact that one of the police officers who saved Steve Scalise’s is a black lesbian married woman. It’s not just “identity politics” or even the appreciation of irony.
Here’s a simple statement. Crystal Griner herself was shot. Without gay marriage, her WIFE might not be able to visit her in the hospital. That is wrong. That is all.