Rich and richer?

Posted August 10, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Federal judge on Tuesday ruled against three golfers who were seeking to participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after leaving the PGA Tour for the upstart LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Oh, this millionaire on billionaire violence….

But again, how much does it pain many of us, in anything, to give the PGA the moral high ground,.

Not that the Red Sox are going anywhere this year, but WTF was Chris Sale doing on a bike last week?

If the story has already become that FBI might have planted evidence, then what the FBI found when they executed the search warrant must be very very bad indeed.

No one knows details yet. BUT… Occam’s Razor would say likely reason so many GOP leaders defend a criminal loser against an FBI search warrant over documents just might be their names being in those seized documents.

Actual headline on CNN about Dana Bash “CNN anchor says Trump’s political positioning after search was ‘genius.”‘

Dear CNN, you will never be Fox News.

Stop trying.

PS Real “Genius” is getting Inflation Reduction Act passed in a 50-50 Senate.

Give me a break. Now some in media, not just FOX News, making big deal of President Biden coughing this am before signing CHIPS bill. Uh, many of us considerably younger than Joe have coughs that lingers long after simple cold is over. Let alone COVID. Media hates good news.

Did a single Republican ranting about the unannounced search warrant at Mar-A-Lago say a word about the mistaken no-knock warrant that resulted in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor? I’ll wait.

Stephen Colbert’s mic drop of the night. Alex Jones swore there was nothing incriminating in his phone records, “that’s what they’ve got… and there’s no d*ck pics, no nothing.” “Oh Alex, I beg to differ, every picture of you is a d*ck pic.”

Different standards

Posted August 8, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Aaron Rodgers’ recently admitted use of hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat, which he said gave him “a deep and meaningful appreciation for life” before 2020 season.

2020 season was when the Packers QB won his third MVP. but NFL spokesman said the psychoactive beverage “wouldn’t have violated the league drug policy. “

36 and 75. Worst in baseball by several games even compared to the lowly Oakland As.

So unlike the former Washington Senators, now the Minnesota Twins, the Washington Nationals are “First in war, first in peace, and last in both the National and American Leagues.

Conversation reported by Washington Post from a couple weeks ago.:

Senator Chris Coons: “Can’t think of better way for you to prove [detractors] wrong than to sign off on bold climate deal. Prove every critic wrong.”

Joe Manchin: “Would be like hitting homer in bottom of 9th, wouldn’t it?”

So all this time, Joe wanted not to be king, but to be MLB player?

Damn, I knew she had recurring breast cancer so not completely unexpected. But still so sad. RIP Olivia Newton-John, 73. We honestly loved you.

And they were good friends, going to be a helluva concert tomorrow in heaven.

Karen Carpenter / Olivia Newton-John

The first cherry on the top of FBI executing a search warrant at Mar-A-Lago. Velveeta Voldemort is in New York. He couldn’t do a darn thing to stop them.

ICYMI, same Republicans who were non-linear over idea that Hillary Clinton might have risked national security with a private email server are silent over Velveeta Voldemort having taken at least 15 BOXES of classified materials to his home.

President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are visiting Kentucky after the deadly floods. The state didn’t come close to voting for him. And Joe’s not insulting anyone or saying the State should rake anything. What a concept.

Now would be a really good time for a Republican Senator who believes in (small d) democracy to say, “No comment, I think we just need to respect the FBI and let the process play out.” I’m waiting…

Random thought. Could there be a copy of the pee tape in the Mar-A-Lago safe?

“Raid of Mar-A-Lago is another escalation in weaponization of federal agencies against Regime’s political opponents, while people like Hunter Biden get treated with kid gloves.” Congrats to all those who had Ron Deathsantis in the “1st to make it about Hunter Biden pool.”

Not hearing much from the Democrats who complain nonstop about Merrick Garland right now.

Again, Mitch McConnell willing to stay up all night & make 88-yr olds in GOPs Senate like Richard Shelby & Chuck Grassley stay up all night, for performative statement against Dems’ Inflation Reduction Bill. But Mitch can’t be bothered to visit flood-ravaged Eastern Kentucky.

WTAF NY Times?

Front page headline: “Analysis: A String of Good News for Biden, but Concerns Remain But whether victories will prove to be turning point for President Biden, one of most unpopular U.S. leaders in modern history, remains to be seen.” Fox News would be proud.

Amy Klobuchar made an interesting point to Jim Acosta about the filbuster – Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Coney Barrett were all confirmed needing only 51 Senate votes.

But to undo what SCOTUS does now, takes 60 votes.

In Senator Klobuchar’s words “That’s messed up.”

Extra innings

Posted August 7, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was ejected after the replay crew overturned a call of “out” at the plate for a Blue Jays running, ruling the Twins catcher had blocked the plate.

Rocco said “it was “one of the worst moments I think we’ve seen of umpiring in any game I’ve ever been a part of in baseball.”

Think it was the wrong call. But “worst ever? Has Baldelli ever managed a game with umpire Angel Hernandez?

Okay then, some times the algorithm REALLY messes up…. Just got an email ad from Ticketmaster: “You love the Dodgers. We’ve got your seats.”

So if CVS and Walgreens pharmacists can refuse to fill prescriptions based on their religious beliefs what happens the first time a pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription for Viagra?

And what if a Jewish waiter or waitress refuses to serve a bacon cheeseburger?

15 hours for Votearama – GOP’s attempt to stop or slow down Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act…

How much longer until they would have gone to penalty kicks?


Republicans spent more time on this performative votearama than they did considering Amy Coney Barrett or checking out sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh


So can’t wait to see 43 GOP Senators who said US couldn’t afford cap in cost of insulin for people not on Medicare explain before the 2022 midterms how it’s necessary to keep millionaire tax cuts.

May I wish all Democratic Senators a really good night’s sleep tonight after Votearama? And for all Republican Senators, well, bless their hearts.

Lindsey Graham spoke AGAINST a $35 cap on insulin. S.C. ranks 7th highest in USA in percentage of adult population with diabetes. Approximately 1 in 6 African-Americans in South Carolina has diabetes.


GOP doesn’t even want to cap insulin costs for pregnant women. Pro-life my a**.


Not content with being pro-COVID, GOP has now become the pro-monkeypox and pro-polio party.

Ted Cruz is upset about the Inflation Reduction Act adding IRS agents. Maybe he’s worried they’ll audit him trying to deduct Cancun trips as business expenses?


Velveeta Voldemort says he’s going to go to West Virginia to campaign against Joe Manchin.

Uh, one, Manchin isn’t up for re-election until 2024.

Two. Manchin hasn’t been bothered by 48 Senators and most of Twitter barraging him on a regular basis, why would he be scared of a has-been loser former President?

I feel for the flight attendants who had to deal with these cranky GOP Senators after votearama is done. Special sympathetic call out to whoever at United Airlines had to serve Ted Cruz.

The week that almost was

Posted August 5, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Well at least SF Giants fans knew for sure they wouldn’t be disappointed today. Giants had an off day. Sigh.

Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the IL, but manager Dave Roberts said he expects him to be back just before the postseason. Have to wonder, how many Los Angeles fans are thinking – or maybe shut Clayton down FOR the postseason?

There’s a little bit of Gregg Popovich in anyone who’s been a true part of the Spurs organization.

https://www.si.com/wnba/2022/08/06/hammon-former-russian-olympian-calls-for-putin-to-release-griner

In the US, we’re actually in 2022, now worried about community spread of…POLIO?!! Waiting for GOP anti-vaxxers to take credit.

On a lighter note, (okay maybe not for them), Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have reportedly broken up after 9 months together,

So Congratulations to all those who had August 5 in the pool.


Republicans are incensed that Inflation Reduction Act hires more IRS agents. Today’s GOP has finally found a right to privacy they believe in – the right of millionaires to cheat on their tax returns.

Kari Lake has now been declared the winner in Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary. Tuesday night she was screaming about voter fraud. So when is GOP calling in the cyber ninjas?

So if we can get to 52 or 53 Democratic Senators it doesn’t mean that they’ll all agree on everything and all legislation will be easy. But it will be much better. (And at least it won’t always come down to drama with the same two.)

Biden “shocked & saddened” after GOP Rep Jackie Walorski was killed in car crash in Indiana & ordered DC flags at 1/2 mast. Walorski was 1 of 147 GOP Congress members who voted to object to Electoral College results. Joe doesn’t hold grudges. Isn’t it nice having a President?

CNN reports “Trump has specifically been counseled to cut contact w/his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.” Of course Velveeta Voldemort will ignore the counsel. But it means Meadows is talking. We’re gonna have a nationwide popcorn shortage.

Meanwhile, it’s Friday night. But let’s see, Kansas, jobs report, Inflation Reduction deal which helps with climate change AND prescription drug cost, now Alex Jones ordered to pay $45 million in punitive damages. Not a bad week so far.

Oops I didn’t hit send

Posted August 3, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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so follow up from last night

Has any team in baseball lost two games in a row where they loaded the bases on back to back nights late in the game with zero outs and scored a total of zero runs?

Asking for an SF Giants fan friend who MIGHT be drinking wine…


Amazing truth heard on KNBR today: The late great Vin Scully’s career spanned 45% of MLB history.

Making dinner including a pre-washed bag of baby potatoes which lists roasting and boiling times. Also on the package “remove bag before cooking.” Some moments I really feel for our country..

Stephen Colbert tells story of how President Biden wanted to be so careful not to hurt innocents he had a scale model of Al-Qaeda leader’s house brought to White House so he could examine it. “It’s nice when President says bring me a model and he doesn’t mean a new wife. “

Regarding Stephen Moss tampering story, apparently Dolphins owner improperly talked to Tom Brady in 2019, 2020 AND 2021. Uh, takes 2 to talk. And Brady doesn’t even get his hand slapped. Had Ross talked to Brees NFL would’ve probably suspended 1/2 the Saints for a year. #WhoDat

Velveeta Voldemort fundraising email today starts with a question: “If you voted for me a 3rd time… WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE ON THE TICKET AS MY VP CANDIDATE?”

I can see him asking now… “would it kill you to be my VP?”


Indiana Rep, Jackie Walorski, GOP, was killed with two aides today in car accident. Really sad story

But when I went to Wikipedia to see who Rep. Walorski was… I couldn’t get screen shot fast enough, but someone had edited Wikipedia to say she was murdered before she could expose Biden ties to Ukraine. No joke.

It’s fixed, but if you still wondered how twisted some cult members are..

Conventional wisdom in Kansas flew off its foundation last night faster than Dorothy Gale’s house in that tornado.

Actually quoting Lindsey Graham for first time in ages, in support of Finland & Sweden joining NATO

“1 person I want to thank is Pres Putin from Russia. Without you we wouldn’t be here. You’ve done more to strengthen NATO than any speech I could give. John McCain, I wish you were alive to celebrate.”

So since some of these election deniers won their primaries last night will they be consistent and demand their own elections be thrown out as fraudulent?

It was never just about stopping abortions.

If it were, GOP would be pushing birth control, sex ed, welfare, healthcare, childcare.

It’s about controlling women.

Women have figured it out.

We’re mad AND voting #GetMadAndVote

Right thing, wrong reason

Posted August 3, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield, who has so far refused the COVID vaccine, indicated he might reconsider if traded to a team in contention that needed to travel to Canada.

Now Merrifield was traded to Toronto Blue Jays.

Waiting for Whit to come up with a creative “It’s not the money” reason for getting vaccinaated.

A break from politics and Dodger-bashing. RIP Vin Scully, 94. One of the greatest ever. (And Vin used to say, he grew up an SF Giants fan.)


Reminder in many of these GOP primaries, it’s always the most passionate, and often extreme, voters who come out in primaries. Remember 2020, California? The big winner for the Democrats on March 3 was Bernie Sanders, 36% to 28% over his nearest challenger Joe Biden.

Remember, Kansas governor is Democrat Laura Kelly. Even in red states some races are winnable. And it starts at a local level. #GetMadAndVote #VoteBlueNoMatterWho


With all the celebrities we’ve had run for office lately, this week making me wish the one who would join them is Jon Stewart.

Apparently even Republican women in Kansas think SCOTUS has gone too far. What’s next on GOP agenda. Repealing the 19th Amendment?

We know it’s been good few days for Democrats w/ agreement on a prescription drug/climate bill, passing PACT act for veterans & killing Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahir… How good? Fox News’ lead headline is about Paul Pelosi’s DUI. Amazed they didn’t link him to Hunter Biden.

Georgia’s new anti-abortion law allows people to claim embryos & fetuses as dependents worth $3,000 in tax credits. Uh, so if life begins at conception, shouldn’t every woman under 55 who has had sex be automatically be able to add those tax credits? Because you never know.

So if embroyos and fetuses in Georgia are now going to be eligible for tax credits up to $3,000, could be very lucrative for couples to consider IVF. Wonder if there’s a cap? They really don’t think this misogynistic crap through, do they?

Stephen Colbert getting serious last night on PACT act for Veterans exposed to toxins. “If there are children in room, tell them to age quickly & please vote.” “25 GOP Senators who voted for bill earlier, flipped their vote.” Then Colbert flipped them a finger. You can guess which one.

If you’re a star…

Posted August 1, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Six game suspension for Deshaun Watson after thirty women accused him of sexual misconduct.

So it would have taken 100 women to come forward to get him suspended for the season

DeShaun Watson suspended 6 games w/o pay, but his contract with Cleveland was heavily backloaded, with $690,000 this year, $46 million each of next 4 years. And new Browns QB is not being fined. Not like DeShaun did anything egregious like wearing wrong color socks. #sarcasm.

Arizona QB Kyler Murray has COVID-19 and will have to stay home and miss practice until he tests negative. So since Murray has nothing else to do, is it too late for the Cardinals to temporary reinstate that contract homework clause?

So as Rachel Maddow reports, Blake Masters, Arizona GOP primary Senate candidate, claims January 6 was a FBI false flag. while Mark Finchem, running in GOP primary for AZ Secretary of State, actually was part of the insurrection. This is so confusing.


So if a golf ball lands on Ivana’s grave at Bedminster is that considered a hazard or is it in play?


So John Cornyn has COVID. The first GOP Senator other than Murkowski to get the virus in months, or the first to admit it?

So all these election deniers running in GOP primaries: For consistency if they win shouldn’t they turn down their own victories as fraudulent?

As Velveeta Voldemort either accidentally or on purpose endorsed both “Eric”s in the GOP Missouri Senate primary, maybe he’s using something he learned with his wives and mistresses “Let me call you sweetheart, I can’t remember your name.”

It still boggles my mind how many in the media professed outrage over President Biden’s fist bumb with the Saudi Prince, yet were crickets about Velveeta Voldemort hosting AND profiting off of the Saudi-backed LIV tournament less than an hour from Ground Zero.

Pretty sure Susan Sarandon had more policy agreements with Hillary Clinton than Kevin Costner has with Liz Cheney. But as Amy Klobuchar says “Courage is standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.”

And here’s the proof.

Well played Kevin Costner. At least one star of Bull Durham understands that politics can be messy, but that democracy matters.

The Thrill is NOT gone…

Posted August 1, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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“I am Will the Thrill Clark. I am part of San Francisco. And I am Forever a Giant.”

(Not perha

As much as I have complained about Tiger Woods being the center of newspaper ESPN headlnes for every golf tournament he now plays in, must confess any ink or media space given to Tiger seems so quaint compared to anythng given to the Saudi LIV golf tournaments.

I know one’s a pitcher and the other was a hitter. And I know he may be gone at the trade deadline. But there are moments that Carlos Rodon gives me Will Clark vibes.

#intense #SFGiants

NFL to rule Monday on DeShaun Watson case. New Browns’ QB agreed to settle 3 of 4 remaining active civil lawsuits against him, after settling 20 others in June. 25 women accused Watson of sexual assault. Why do I expect NFL decision to be “If you’re a star they let you do it?”

Someone at a store in Des Plaines near O’Hare bought a ticket that won the $1.2 billion Mega Millions jackpot. One of first potential things winner might do with the money? Buy a private plane so they never have to deal with O’Hare again.

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled man can be charged w/ sexual assault for not wearing condom w/out partner’s consent during sex. GOP claims to be anti-abortion, so why isn’t some Republican co-sponsoring law like this in US? “Stealthing” surely causes a lot of unplanned pregnancies.

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled man can be charged w/ sexual assault for not wearing condom w/out partner’s consent during sex. GOP claims to be anti-abortion, so why isn’t some Republican co-sponsoring law like this in US? “Stealthing” surely causes a lot of unplanned pregnancies.

Joe Biden tests positive for COVID, tells public, isolates until negative, then isolates again when he gets Paxlovid rebound. Velveeta Voldemort tests positive, hides it, interacts w/ people including superspreader Rose Garden event until he is hospitalized. See the difference?

Democrats’ bill just has a 15% minimum corporate tax for companies reporting more than $1 BILLION in profits annually. Thinking like most of my friends, I don’t make close to a billion, and I pay a lot more than 15% in tax.

Joe Manchin wass booked on FIVE Sunday talk shows. But really, has ANY Senator since President Biden’s inaugural been interviewed as often? Can’t imagine how media attention might have gone to his head.


In case you missed it, not only has GOP delayed healthcare for Veterans over being mad at Democrats agreeing on a Climate/Prescription Drug bill… but also some of them are planning to punish even their friends & relatives in same-sex marriages for the same reason.

If John McCain were alive I don’t think he’d have let other Republicans vote against healthcare for veterans harmed by toxic burn pits. I know people can disagree on issues. But seriously, where is the GOP Senator now w/ enough of a moral compass to sometimes say “This is WRONG?”

So we all know Velveeta Voldemort is a vindictive money-grubbing man. But if you ever thought his 3 chlldren by Ivana were any better than he is -they agreed to put their mom in that ugly spot by first tee. (Ivana had mostly NY friends too, with it being a private club, AND the fact it’s 50 miles from Manhattan, won’t even be simple for them to visit her grave.)

Moving on

Posted July 30, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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NY Yankees traded for Andrew Benintendi, who has been publicly anti-vax, despite late Sept road trip to Toronto, which has a vaccine mandate.

Yesterday, Benintendi said he was “open-minded” about receiving the vaccine.. So maybe he has new rea$on$?

Of course hindsight is 20-20, especially in baseball trades. But if 2022 season weren’t depressing enough lately for SF Giants fans, trade deadline prize Luis Castillo, sent from Reds to Mariners, was once a Giants prospect. Traded to the Marlins in 2014 for… Casey McGehee.

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff told ESPN he potentially sees College Football Playoff expanding by 2025. Uh, wonder if he sees the Pac 12 being around in 2025?

Has a single GOP leader who condemned President Biden’s fist-bump with the Saudi prince, said a word about the Saudi LIV golf tournament at Velveeta Voldemort’s Bedminster golf club? I’ll wait.

From my twisted funny friend T.C. “

I’m golfing with my Saudi friends. “Over my dead body!!!”

So maybe Velveeta Voldemort has started burying his family and ex-family at his golf club because it’s the only way he’ll be able to claim he EVER visits their graves.

Looking at the news today thinking maybe the way President Biden could have gotten almost every American vaccinated is to have accompanied every COVID shot with a free Mega Millions lottery ticket?

Wonder how many people who embrace the 1 in 303 million odds of winning Mega Millions have been dismissing the 1 in 13 chance of getting long COVID?

Now it’s Senator Minority Whip Dick Durbin who’s tested positive for COVID. Would some reporter ask GOP Senators on camera if they’re even testing?

Stephen Colbert points out McConnell allowed CHIPS bill to be voted on, because last week Joe Manchin said he was never going to vote for Build Back Better. And Manchin & Schumer announced deal hours after CHIPS bill passed.. “They pulled the old “Bait and Mitch.”

Have to wonder if one reason Joe Manchin made that deal with Chuck Schumer was that Joe was tired of Mitch McConnell being talked about as the most powerful man in the Senate.

Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is NOT socialized medicine. It’s simply using buying power to get better deals. I mean, come on, how many women haven’t teamed up with a friend while shopping to take advantage of BOGO deals on shoes?

Excuse me, but why does ANYONE at this point want to hear what Jared Kushner has to say in a book?

You know Democrats’ budget bill is good when you check out Fox News website & top headlines are about 2024 possible Presidential challengers & CA Rep. Linda Sanchez flipping the bird at GOP opponent during Congressional baseball game. (allegedly after misogynistic insult.)

WaPo reports DHS “watchdog” Joseph Cuffari, appointed by TFG, ended effort in Feb to collect agency phones to recover deleted Secret Service texts AND refused to investigate Secret Service clearing protestors for Tr*mp’s church photo op in June 2020. Why does Cuffari still have a job?

Show your work?

Posted July 28, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Arizona Cardinals said they removed a clause in Kyle Murray’s $230 million contract extension that required him to study game material for four hours a week on his own (without the TV on) in order to receive “credit.”

Removed the clause because it was embarrassing to the team? Or because Murray got upset at being outed that the team needed to give him homework?

Friday headline? “The Giants win a game, the Giants win a game.”

I love Mike Krukow but he just said “The Giants played their best game of the 2nd half.” Uh, tonight against the Cubs was the first WIN SF has had in the 2nd half.


Remember, Velveeta Voldemort is backing the Saudi-backed LIV tour not just for the money they are giving his resorts, but also because the PGA took their tournaments away from Tr*mp golf clubs after January 6.

Golfers like Paul Casey who left the PGA Tour earlier for the Saudi-backed LIV tour say “It’s not about the money.” Translation “It’s about the money.”

Can someone please tell Andrew Yang to go home and knit?

Maybe one solution to preserve access for all American girls and women to contraception is legislation tying the ease of access of birth control to that of Viagra?

Thinking if it’s about the “sanctity of marriage”, then when Senate votes next week on same-sex marriage, all divorced Senators thinking of voting “no” please recuse themselves? Asking for a country tired of hypocrites.

When Brett Kavanaugh had to sneak out of fancy DC steakhouse to avoid Roe protesters, GOP was outraged. When GOP got angry Dems agreed on bill to lower drug prices & fight climate change, they voted down healthcare for vets & are threatening same-sex marriage. Seems equivalent.

Watching GOP Senators like John Cornyn profess outrage on Senate Floor over Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin’s compromise bill, calling it a “stunt” and a “betrayal,” makes me think I have never liked Schumer and Manchin more.

Senator John Cornyn says Majority Leader Schumer is “abusing the rules of the Senate” with Chuck’s spending bill with Manchin.

SCOTUS judge Merrick Garland says “Hi.” (And from above Ruth Bader Ginsburg is smiling.)

But just think folks, if we all turn out and vote in November we can up our total of Democratic Senators to at least 52 and stop staying up at night worrying how Sinema and Manchin will vote.

30 Republicans voted “No” on David Pressman, just confirmed today as Ambassador to Hungary. Guess they were upset his law firm represented Alexander Vindman.

But no GOP Senators seem upset Hungary PM Orban will speak at CPAC, despite his recent comments being compared to Nazism.

If you really want to reduce abortion then you should want to make contraception as easy to obtain as possible. Free even.


If SCOTUS had threatened to ban Viagra there isn’t a man in the Senate who wouldn’t support the right to erectile dysfunction medication.

Lester Holt pointed out to AG Merrick Garland in interview “prosecuting former president or a potential presidential candidate could ‘arguably tear the country apart.” As opposed to tearing the country apart” that former President is trying to keep doing to US on a daily basis?

Stephen Colbert reminds us that no former President has ever been charged with a crime in the country’s history. Well, Velveeta Voldemort always wanted to be first at everything.

Tennessee had horrific flooding in Aug 2021, & just two weeks ago hundreds had to evacuate from Gatlinburg area due to flash flooding. And Marsha Blackburn voted “no” on overwhelmingly bipartisan Water Resources Development act.

Who is she working for? Because it isn’t her state.

(Note, two hours after the vote she came back and asked to change it since she had “intended” to vote Yes, and her vote didn’t affect the outcome. Uh, “intended to vote Yes” or got shamed into realizing just how awful the vote was?

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

Posted July 26, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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SF Giants losing streak at six. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon kicked a bat when he returned to the dugout and the bat flew and hit Thairo Estrada in the leg. Sadly, it was one of the hardest hits the Giants got all night.

Happy Birthday July 26 to Dorothy Hamill. And Peggy Fleming’s birthday is July 27. Apparently some of us Leos (not me) are really good at ice skating

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray just signed a contract extension for $230 million, but the contract has a “homework” clause. If you ever wondered what might happen when the adult world started being dominated by participation trophy children.

All you need to know about Velveeta Voldemort’s claim in his lie-filled speech today that he supports police: The man wouldn’t meet with the family of or even acknowledge Brian Sicknick.

Stephen Colbert after Al Gore warned the “atmosphere could get a lot worse.” “Where were you 20 years ago when we could have done somethng about this?” Uh… (Sigh, I’m so old I thought in 2016 Americans might have learned their lesson with 2000 Ralph Nader.)


As we learned AG Merrick Garland and DOJ is NOT ruling out charging Velveeta Voldemort, reminder (& patience is not my strong suit.) DOJ is going to get one shot at this. As Macbeth said, “The snake must be killed, not scotched.” So they have to get it airtight the first time.

As more and more revelations come out about Velveeta Voldemort’s Secret Service beginning to look like the smartest thing Mike Pence ever did as VP was not getting in that car.

Been working regularly since I was 16. Have had a lot of bosses and understand no boss is perfect. Have had a few I thought were “worst ever.” But never had a boss who tried to have me hanged.

Can we stop talking about the 2024 election? If we don’t elect Democrats at a local, state and national level in 2022 we may not HAVE a 2024 election. #VoteBlueIn22

US has about 700 billionaires. About 9 of 10 older Americans take prescription drugs. GOP trying to convince us billionaires still need their tax cuts, but those 9 of 10 Americans don’t need Medicare to negotiate prices for their prescription drugs. Democrats are on OUR side.

The pain, the pain

Posted July 25, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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As SF Giants losing 5-0 to lowly Diamondbacks.

Dave Flemming “The positive for SF Giants tonight.- Jakob Junis came back and looked really good. Krukow adds “And he went into the 5th inning –

“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, wasn’t the play good?

More – All you need to know on how 2022 SF Giants season is going.

Flemming also talking about Luis Gonzalez’s speed, when he got on 2 out hit in the 8th. But “You can’t get picked off down 5-0 in 8th ” Krukow “That would be bad.”

Then. Flem “He got picked off. I don’t believe it.” Kruk “That cannot happen.”

But it did.

All this hype about where in the NBA Kevin Durant will end up. Maybe the more interesting question, once he lands with another team, how long before KD demands a trade?

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: “Any player on team, any staff member, anybody in our extended family w/ unplanned pregnancy, let child be born & if you don’t feel like you can care for it, we got a big house. My wife & I will raise baby.”

Two (printable) words – uh huh.

In Wisconsin, disabled voters are suing after State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 no one could turn in another person’s ballot. It’s actually pretty simple: If GOP really thought their platform resonated with a majority of Americans they’d be making it easier, not harder to vote.

John Fetterman latest fundraising email asking for small donations – “$2.59 – the price of 1 XL Sheetz Coffee, can you chip in to our campaign?” Wonder if Dr. Oz knows what a “XL Sheetz Coffee” is? They don’t have Sheetz in New Jersey.

Bad as NJ Resident Dr. Oz is, he’s probably not worst 2022 GOP candidate in PA. Doug Mastriano, so far, has that honor. (Advised by self-proclaimed Christian Nationalist, Mastriano just endorsed Wendy Rogers in AZ, right-winger who claimed Buffalo supermarket massacre was done by government.)

Should we be surprised that GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding days after voting against marriage equality? Children of Republican lawmakers have abortions too.

“Laws for thee but not for me.”

Side note w/ all this talk on Liz Cheney’s future in politics.

There are only 579,495 people living in Wyoming. The whole state.

Just over 270,000 voted in 2020.

They get one Congressperson & TWO Senators:

By comparison, there were 344,000 voters just in my SF Bay Area congressional district.

Wonder how much it would cost for a liberal billionaire to get 100,000 young people to relocate to Wyoming before the 2024 election?

Fox News is finally mentioning gas prices, which are falling, by attacking President Biden for a tweet about savings that included an “average peson’ typo. Please. Velveeta Voldemort tried to sharpie away a hurricane.


Christian Nationalism is a longwinded way of saying “cult.”

Rachel Maddow went over the outtakes of Velveeta Voldemort’s speech tonight and the handwritten cuts he made. For some reason Fox News, who treats TFG like a King, wasn’t covering this story of “The King’s Speech.”

McConnell tells sad stories about inflation hurting working families on Senate Floor at same time he lies & shills for big Pharma being able to keep prices sky-high for prescriptions.

Medicare being able to negotiate prices like the VA does is NOT socialism.

Mitch has no shame.

Senate Whip Dick Durbin, not known for his rhetorical skills, nails it in discussing Velveeta Voldemort and his continued efforts to falsely overturn the 2020 election: “This little man just can’t bring himself to accept reality.”

Not all numbers are created equal.

Posted July 24, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Have no problem with David Ortiz being inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. But Big Papi tested positive for PEDs in 2003, – along with 103 other players. If Ortiz is in the hall Barry Bonds, for starters, certainly deserves to join him.


Have to think if Barry Bonds had been as friendly to the media and gregarious as Big Papi, they’d both be in the Baseball Hall of Fame now.

St Louis Cardinals stars Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt can’t play in Toronto due to their not being vaccinated against COVID-19. So if you needed a reason as an SF fan to root against them other than the fact they always hit really well against the Giants.


I can’t be the only baseball fan hoping that the Toronto Blue Jays get into and go deep into MLB playoffs. Would like to see some of these anti-vaxxers decide how much their anti-science views really are worth.

XFL says Las Vegas, Orlando, San Antonio will join the league for the 2023 season. So far. With all these changes how long before some former Pac 12 teams ask to join too?

Dr. Oz seems stressed. Maybe he should spend less time lying about John Fetterman and more time paying attention to Cory Booker. Senator Booker regularly shows us how to be a proud resident of New Jersey.


It’s almost less whether or not Ivana was pushed down those stairs than the fact that it even occurs to us a former President of the United States might be capable of ordering that done to someone.

Conservative media screams “dementia” every time Joe Biden stumbles over words or gets long ago detail wrong in speech. Velveeta Voldemort last night said Mark Kelly, who wasn’t even in Senate in 2020, voted against his wall. So Fox, does Tr*mp have dementia or is he just lying?

Look, I get it with Fox News. But seeing all these stories about Velveeta Voldemort vanity rallies, wonder how much coverage mainstream media would give to regular rallies actually promoting good candidates by Hillary Clinton?

Best line of NY Times coverage of Ivana Trump’s funeral might have been this correction at the end: “An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Jeanine Pirro. She is a television opinion host, not a newscaster.”

Wrap your head around this regarding Liz Cheney (from AP) “Facing credible death threats she’s been forced to abandon traditional retail campaigning, trading public rallies & town halls for private events where her presence is often revealed to public only afterwards if at all.”

Brief unsolicited plug – how was I this many years old before people, including my son, got me to start watching Hacks with the so-underrated Jean Smart? Now back to snark.

Actual AP headline “One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics.” Actual truth, in 2020, 94.7% of US House members won re-election. (The US Senate was “only” 83.9%)

Stumbling towards the weekend

Posted July 22, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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“It’s a simple game, you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” And when you aren’t perfect with the first two, you d*mn better do that “catch” part. Sad story of most losses from 2022 SF Giants.


So anyone got a Stanford University yearbook from Josh Hawley’s days at the school? Wanna see if he was on the track team.

Toronto’s Kevin Gausman came into tonight’s game against Boston 6-7 with a 2.87 ERA. In one game, per

@redsoxstats

“Gausman’s run support has gone from 50th to 6th among qualified starters.” (Blue Jays 28 – Red Sox 5.)

While we’re all having fun watching Josh Hawley run, remember – Claire McCaskill got great deal of grief from many liberals as moderate/conservative Missouri Democratic Senator. She lost to Hawley in 2018. We need to support ALL our Democratic candidates in 2022. #VoteBlue

As much as I love watching that video of Josh Hawley running, my greedy little mind wished there was a similar one of Cancun Cruz fleeing that mob like he fled cold weather in Houston.

When you take a one-hour connecting flight through Houston on United and both you and your bag make the connection, these days it feels like winning the lottery.

Ivana Trump was buried near the first hole of the Trump Bedminster Golf Course, where Velveeta Voldemort reportedly built a 10 plot cemetery. 10 plots?! How many wives does he plan to have?

Velveeta Voldemort got his deposition delayed because of Ivana’s death. His 1st wife who he cheated on, who accused him of raping her, & who he divorced over 30 years ago But he didn’t need to delay his vanity rally in Arizona a day after her funeral. #Priorities

Can we imagine Fox News et al if President Biden had stumbled over the word “yesterday?”

Yeah, trainwrecks are clickbait. But with all the coverage of Velveeta Voldemort & Pence etc differing endorsements – can’t remember media running a single headline story when Hillary Clinton and another Democrat endorsed different primary candidates.


You don’t have to think you’ll agree with Liz Cheney on almost anything ever again to admire the h*ll out of her work on the January 6 committee.

So an unvaccinated Velveeta Voldemort gets COVID and ends up in the hospital with what we now know were life-threatening symptoms. Vaxxed & double boosted President Biden gets COVID and has mild cold-like symptoms. Seems to me the headline should be “Vaccines work!”

Steve Bannon was found guilty by a jury in three hours. What took them so long?

Losing…

Posted July 21, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Wednesday was the day after the All-Star Game so there’s no Major League Baseball. So for one day and night all fans know what it’s like this summer to be Washington Nationals fans.

As Velveeta Voldemort pushes the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, your reminder, it’s not just that the Saudis have TWO events this year at his Trump golf resorts, it’s that the PGA pulled THEIR event from Bedminster after January 6.

Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan is now accusing Velveeta Voldemort of “colluding” with Democrats to block the Republican candidate Hogan preferred to succeed him. This country is going to have a serious violins shortage.

One month before the primary, former New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio today dropped out of his congressional race. What a disappointment this must be to both of his supporters.

Now Senator Tina Smith has COVID. No GOP Senator has admitted to testing positive lately. Are they immune, not testing, or just quietly getting COVID and hoping they infect enough Democrats to keep bills from passing?

We all know the Secret Service is lying about their text messages. The Secret Service knows we know they are lying about their text messages. What they deleted must be worse than they think we can imagine.

Not just that Velveeta Voldemort was promoting insane big lie to overthrow 2020 election results & was ready to have countless people die over it.

But most of GOP, watching clearly unwell/criminal behavior, still falls in line behind this would be King.

Per Fox News, Melania says she would have immediately denounced violence Jan 6 but was working with “photographers & archivists” recording White House renovations & didn’t know about Capitol.

The Former First Lady also blamed former chief of staff for not telling her. Nothing’s her fault, She’s a Trump alright.

If you are anti-abortion and still voted against the contraception bill you aren’t pro-life you are just anti-women.

Unheard voices.

Posted July 19, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Andrew Wiggin, who won a ring with the Golden State Warriors, told a reporter””I still wish I didn’t get [vaccinated], to be honest with you.”

About a million Americans would offer a rebuttal if they weren’t like, you know, dead.

As SF Giants fan, did I really care who won MLB #AllStarGame?

No.

But was it fun to see an LA Dodgers pitcher take the loss?…

Yes.

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh spoke at an anti-choice event.

Wonder how many abortions Jim Harbaugh’s football players have been responsible for?

And again, it’s not pro-abortion, it’s pro-choice.

The 10 year old girl who was raped is an awful story But let’s be clear – no 10 or 11 or 12 year old girl… or any girl or woman for that matter, should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term. #GetMadAndVote

Some of the same people insisting President Biden is too old are also looking for a nefarious motive in Dr. Fauci’s retirement. Fauci is 81. Two years older than Joe.

New Democratic serenity prayer: Grant me the serenity to accept Manchin/Sinema cannot be changed. The courage to work to elect 2 more Democrats to offset them. And the wisdom to vote Blue. If we do we’ll see the difference.

So the Steve Bannon trial has a jury of his peers? Wasn’t aware jury selection could also jump species.

Gas prices have now declined 34 days in a row. How will we know when the streak stops? Because even a penny increase will be headline news on Fox News.

About those “accidentally deleted” Secret Service text messages. Asked a wise reporter once why a politician would lie publicly about something that was obviously a lie. His response -“it’s simple, when the truth is more damning than having people know he’s lying.”

Errant shots

Posted July 18, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Must confess, as MLB has increasingly focused on “all or nothing hitters” – strikeout or home run, finding the All-Star game Home Run Derby a lot less fun.

If you are complaining about President Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia and you have no problem with Velveeta Voldemort hosting the Saudi backed LIV golf tournament in late July at his Trump Bedminster Club then can I respectfully request you put a golf sock in it?

Don’t watch much golf, but apparently David Feherty is a big name announcer for NBC and the Golf Channel, now leaving to join Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Again, some thought it was impossible but who imagined anyone or anything could make the PGA look good by comparison.

Again, not a Saudi fan. But President Biden got so much grief for a fist bump. And today Velveeta Voldemort doubled down and attacked professional golfers who aren’t joining the SAUDI-BACKED LIV golf tour… #NotTheOnion

So as college football teams switch conferences basically just to get more television money with games against big name schools, how long until some small market MLB teams ask to move to AL East in hopes of more games against NY Yankees?

London Luton airport, used by budget airlines like Easy Jet, had to close today because part of their runway melted in the record heat. And Londoners have been told to stay inside & not use transit. But no, we don’t have a climate change problem. #sarcasm

Have seen pundits & others call to kick Joe Manchin out of Democratic party. Not Manchin fan. But if Dems did that,3 words: “Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.” Don’t need to make Manchin switch parties. DO need to elect more Democrats so he matters less. #GetMadAndVote

Another thought, based on the latest post Roe V. Wade insanity, if a pregnant woman who lives in blue state is traveling to red state and has medical emergency, doctors might now refuse to save her life. Again, pro life my a**.

As woman past childbearing age almost tempting next time I’m in anti-choice state to go somewhere like Walgreens or another store selling information & buy pregnancy tests, just to f*ck w/ the system. Maybe if men do it too, we could find a discreet place to donate those tests?

Rewatching that press conference right after Uvalde from Greg Abbott, knowing what we know now about how awful & deadly police response was, it’s amazing to see Beto O’Rourke had restraint to do nothing more than interrupt Texas Governor.

Must confess, as MLB has increasingly focused on “all or nothing hitters” – strikeout or home run, finding the All-Star game Home Run Derby a lot less fun.

Adam Schiff to Rachel Maddow tonight – “Yes, we’re glad Bill Barr finally found a line he wouldn’t cross, but he crossed a lot of lines before he got there.” No kidding.

Break time

Posted July 17, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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It’s only the All-Star break.

And somehow the SF Giants, despite some horrific stretches, are basically a Wild Card team.

But as we start thinking about the NL Wild Cards, quite possible that due to the unbalanced schedule, both Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals could end up playing a high percentage of teams, (the Pirates, Cubs and Reds.) that could lose 100 games.

Florida Gators probable starting quarterback Anthony Richardson has been branding himself with a clothing line as ‘AR-15’ , but said Sunday that he will no longer use the nickname because he doesn’t want the association with assault weapons and mass shootings.

Anthony Richardson is 21. He’s already more mature and sensitive than many Florida politicans

Just a reminder for those who think their MLB team should go all in on one or two players to try to win a World Series. The Los Angeles Angels have Mike Trout, and Shohei Ohtani, two of the best players in baseball. And the team still s*cks.

SF Giants are something like 23 and 4 with those awful Creamsicle City Connect uniforms.

Saturday with orange polyester giveaway Aloha shirts for fans they beat Milwaukee Brewers 2 to 1. So clearly Giants need to mandate ugly shirts.

Never get the point of headlines like this from conservative rags: “Biden’s border crisis continues as another 207,416 migrants are caught crossing illegally in June.” The operative word being “caught.” President Biden’s border patrol actually is doing their job.

Washington Post Headline “Texas House report on Uvalde shooting blames all agencies at the scene.” “All agencies at the scene?!.” What about blaming the fact that an 18 year old was able legally to purchase assault weapons. It’s the guns, stupid.

Yes, looks like lawfully armed man killed mass shooter today at Indiana mall and prevented further deaths. But in a chaotic situation, it’s lucky no other wannabe ‘good guy with a gun” thought this good samaritan was another bad guy and shot him. Etc.


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are married. I so miss the times when that would have been the biggest story of the day!

An Orlando amusement park “paused” brand new sniper shooting game where riders on Ferris Wheel paid extra to shoot laser blasters at 50 targets on rooftops throughout park.

They said in a statement “Some non-guests & community members said “it was insensitive.””

Uh who thought this was a GOOD idea?

Many Americans unmoved by case of raped 10 year old don’t realize some new state laws also make healthcare after miscarriage illegal, or require women to carry non-viable fetuses to term, so they can’t travel for that healthcare either. Birth control could be next.

Saying we need to elect 2 more Democrats to Senate doesn’t mean we don’t have many good Democratic Senators already. But Manchin & Sinema are not up for re-election & they cannot be forced to change votes. So we have to deal with reality. #GetMadAndVote

Friday night alright…

Posted July 15, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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The joy of baseball having no clock Until the 9th inning the SF Giants against the Milwaukee Brewers were flatter than Kyrie Irving believes the earth to be.

Washington reliever Sean Doolittle will undergo season ending surgery, following closer Tanner Rainey being placed on 60 day IL.

Will the last regular to leave the 2022 Nationals clubhouse please turn out the lights?

Hawaii, a state accessible only by air or boat, is a special case. But wonder what supposed “pro-life” GOP would do if California imposed a new COVID vaccine mandate and decided to stop or arrest who anyone unvaccinated (or without vaccine proof ) trying to enter the state?

At this point if President Biden could wave a magic wand and cause gasoline prices to fall $1 a gallon overnight, media would run stories on how Joe was hurting hardworking gas station owners.


So if you’re a woman and they stop you at the state border asking if you’re pregnant should you just tell them “nah, I’m traveling to buy a gun?” Asking for women already tired of this crap.

Newark Airport is apparently so far the worst airline in country in 2022 for cancelled flights. So in the midst of this travel summer from h*ll at least one thing is normal.

Remember when GOP and conservative media lost their collective sh*t over two romantically involved FBI agents saying in private messages they didn’t like Velveeta Voldemort? Now the entire Secret Service DELETED requested text messages from January 6 …and crickets.

Trying to imagine what would happen to average Americans being investigated if you told the police “I just deleted all my messages.”

Also I wanna know what would happen if a blue state decided to stop people who had researched assault rifles online from traveling to red states potentially to purchase banned weapons.

Senator Cory Booker is such a nice guy. Thinking when John Fetterman beats Dr. Oz in November and sends him home, Booker might send his fellow New Jersey resident a condolence care package of vegan cookies.

And the last shall be first?

Posted July 14, 2022 by left coast sports babe
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Didn’t we all have the Cincinnati Reds winning 2 of 3 from the New York Yankees/


And what are the odds the Yankees now try to trade for today’s Reds winning pitcher Luis Castillo?

The Kansas City Royals had to leave 10 unvaccinated players off the team as they traveled to Canada. And they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1. Maybe they should leave those players home more often?

Top headline on SI.com after round one of the British Open “Tiger Woods is battling to make the cut.”

Well, I presume someone is leading it?

Imagine if a blue state decided to restrict interstate travel by assault weapon owners? GOP would be screaming bloody murder. Again, pro life my a**

CNN reports new poll says 29% of Republicans say Joe Biden won the 2020 election. GOP. Is. Now. A. Cult.

One of the most stunning things when you think about 29% of Republicans saying in a recent poll they thought Joe Biden won the 2020 election – EVERY SINGLE GOP MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAS ELECTED IN 2020. (and 1/3 of the Senate.)

So we gonna throw every 2020 race out?

It’s pretty simple. If their texts on January 6 exonerated Secret Service from any wrongdoing, not only would those texts not have been “accidentally” deleted, but also Secret Service would have already voluntarily delivered them to the January 6 committee.

GOP wants to criminalize any woman, or any friend helping her, who crosses state lines for a legal abortion Also GOP – still glorifies Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who crossed state lines and gave his friend money to purchase an illegal gun.

I believe Christine Blasey Ford when she says Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Now, if she’s telling the truth, and he had succeeded, and she’d gotten pregnant, would he have insisted she “have his baby? “

Doesn’t matter how many times Republicans like Senator John Cornyn repeat the lie. Democrats are NOT for open borders. Democrats, are, however, for fixing our immigration system. And they know “Immigrants don’t diminish America, they ARE America.”

Ivanka Trump, 73, has passed away. Velveeta Voldemort posted kind words about her on Truth Social. Wonder who wrote it for him.

(Although, no joke, the Former Guy had a fundraising link on his post about the death of the mother of 3 of his children. Very on brand.)

Top headline on NY Times website: “Gas Prices, a Big Inflation Factor, Are Coming Down. Will That Last?” – “Will That Last?” Would it kill the NY Times to write one simple positive headline for President Biden and Democrats?