On deck.

Posted July 6, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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If MLB season gets started Dodgers & Giants will play 10 times in first 33 games. Translation, the league wanted as many rivalry games as possible before it all probably gets shut down.

Trump now ranting about the Redskins and Indians potential name changes. How long until out of embarrassment Syracuse changes their name from “Orange?”

Of all the things I expected after Trump was elected in 2016, did not have “Make NASCAR look like the voice of liberal reason.”

Uh oh, Lindsey Graham  may not get another golf invite: “I don’t think Bubba Wallace has anything to apologize for. You saw the best in NASCAR…they all rallied to Bubba’s side, I’d be looking to celebrate that kind of attitude more than being worried about it being a hoax.”

Two things. 1. Hated Charlie Daniels’ politics. 2. Loved “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” R.I.P.

Going to say this again, if you claim to be a strong supporter of a candidate but still trash someone he/she has endorsed, then you really don’t think that much of their judgment.

 

Kayleigh McEnany “The President said he’s not making a judgment one way or the other.” I’m sorry, if you’re not denouncing the Confederate flag you ARE making a judgment. And the wrong one. Period.

 

History will be kinder to John Kasich than to Donald Trump and his enablers.

Trump tweet “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open schools in the Fall for political reasons, not for health reasons! ” So are Donald and GOP members of Congress all sending THEIR kids to school?

Waiting for Nepotism Barbie to defend her father’s tweet by saying she and Jared are sending their kids to school this fall….

One of the worst things about Trump and Confederate flag/statues, you know Donald isn’t a Southerner and doesn’t give a damn about either of them. But he’s using Confederacy symbols as an evil dog whistle to his racist base.

Katie Miller is married to Stephen Miller and is now pregnant. Presume it would be inappropriate to make references to “Rosemary’s Baby.” 

katie

What’s in a name.

Posted July 5, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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This week in Washington DC may finally bring Redskins name being taken off the NFL team A hopeful precursor to Trump name being taken off the White House.

 

Whatever gets decided on the potential Redskins name change, figure it’s a slam dunk at this point. Not just the mood of the county, but in a year where NFL teams might not be able to sell tickets, a new name will probably make merchandise for Washington DC’s team the hottest selling in the league.

AP reports Rochester NY police say Frederick Douglass statue was taken from its base & damaged Sunday in Maplewood Park, a site along Underground Railroad where Douglas & Harriet Tubman helped slaves escape. Thinking we might wait long time for Trump to condemn THIS statue attack.

RIP Nick Cordero. Saw him in “The Bronx Tale” just a few years ago. He was 41 years old. Trump is wrong. Wear. A. Mask.

Also for those thinking they can’t  get COVID-19 from 1 random encounter?

Old birthday math problem: It’s 2 in 365 chance of having same birthday as someone you meet. But with only 23 ppl,   it’s 50-50 chance of at least 2 people having same birthday. In room of 75 it’s 99.9% chance of at least 2 people matching. Wear. A. Mask.

Seeing a lot of people talking about Joe Biden’s  VP choice needing to be “an experienced campaigner.” Does anyone think we’re going to have anything like a regular campaign experience this fall?

Hey folks, it’s not that Kanye will get actual votes. Too late for him to be on ballots. But the media will give his BS rants and attacks more attention than they give Biden’s speeches.

 

1. A vote for anyone but Joe Biden is a vote for Trump. 2. Not voting in November 3 election is a vote for Trump. Any questions?

 

If we originally called COVID-19 the China Virus because it originated in China, seems fair that we rename it #TrumpVirus because it’s now spreading like wildfire through the US because of Trump.

Nothing to worry about

Posted July 5, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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If you’re young.

Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman has COVID-19. Wife says it “hit him like a ton of bricks.  He has “body aches, headaches, chills & high fever.” “He’s someone who never gets sick; hit him like ton of bricks. We haven’t gone to grocery store, we haven’t gone out to dinner, we haven’t seen friends, ..still got it.”

Freeman is 30.

David Price is sitting out the 2020 season, saying the decision “is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health.” Whatever you think about Price, he’s a graduate of Vanderbilt, one of the top universities in the country, and he is not a stupid man.

Also, Buster Posey now says he’s considering opting out of MLB’s 2020 season depending how pandemic goes in next couple weeks. Posey was valedictorian of his high school & academic All-American at Florida State. 

I’m sure our Founding Fathers would be so proud they fought for Independence from a mad King so we could have a mad President spend the day rage tweeting from the White House.

Oh please oh please can someone ask Trump on camera what he thinks about mobs tearing down the statue of George Hanover in New York City?

July 9, 1776 – George Hanover was also known as King George III.

 

Your reminder, as Trump continues his COVID-19 lies, including his China travel ban, the EU has lifted their travel ban for residents of 15 countries. China is on the list. USA still banned. So much winning.

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Don Jr say they will drive back from South Dakota to DC. (Presumably they were going to fly on Air Force One.) Secret service agents overseeing the trip will need to isolate for two weeks. Your tax dollars at work.

 

Speaking of American heroes, thinking the first statue President Biden might commission will be a tribute to essential workers who are risking their lives to help us through this pandemic.

Kanye running for President?! Go home, 2020, you’re drunk.

 

 

If you wonder how we got into this nightmare, a simple sentence – Kanye West announcing he is running for President has gotten more attention today than anything Joe Biden has said..

 

Let me be very very very clear: Any vote for ANYONE not named  Joe Biden is a vote for Trump. Pass it on.

Off the field…

Posted July 4, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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I’m so old I remember when the off-season sports headlines we hated to see were about arrests instead of positive COVID-19 tests.

Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct “a thorough review of the team name.” Since Nike, FedEx and Pepsi have all indicated they could end relationships with Washington over the current name, presume the review is being done by the team’s accountants.

Jeffrey Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested in New Hampshire, is now awaiting transfer to New York, where she could be held in same Manhattan jail where Epstein died last year. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

 

SF Chronicle headline “How to stop a July 4 party from becoming a ‘super spreader’ event.” Real simple. Don’t have a party.

USA just blew past 57,000 reported COVID-19 cases for the day.   To put this in perspective this is about 1/3 of England’s total cases. FOR THE YEAR.

As much as I dislike Trump, calling him “Benedict Donald” isn’t accurate. Benedict Arnold at least was actually a competent and successful leader before he defected.

I know Secret Service agents understood when they took the job they might have to give their lives for Vice President and President. But don’t think “being infected with a potential deadly virus for a vanity rally” was on anyone’s list.

Wonder how Stephen Miller’s Trump speech tonight sounded in the original German?

 

Saw “Abbott Out” trending.  So as far as I can tell, half of Texans want Greg Abbott out because he’s telling people to wear masks, and the other half want him out because he was too late to tell people to wear masks. Who says bipartisan agreement doesn’t exist in this country? 

 

Trump wants a statue of himself. Can we make it one of those State Fair butter statues? Yellow, fatty and they melt away in the sun.

Anyone know what drugs was Trump on tonight?

All these people packed in shoulder to shoulder in 90 degree heat without masks are definitely doing their best to shatter the myth of white supremacy

 

Must say, not that it cures everything but watching an old episode of the West Wing is not a bad antidote for watching a Trump speech.

On a day when Don Jr. attacks Biden for gaffes that “show a lapse of basic reasoning,” his girlfriend, who along with him hasn’t been social distancing or wear a mask, tests positive for COVID-19. Somewhere mean bitch Karma is popping a socially distanced cold one.

Kimberly Guilfoyle reportedly didn’t travel on Air Force One. So how did she get to South Dakota, and how many people did Kimberly expose?

Kimberly Guilfoyle apparently attended Trump rallies in both Tulsa & AZ. Can we start calling these events what they really are “Taxpayer Funded Vanity Super Spreading?”

 

Well, I agree with Donald Trump on one thing. “The best is yet to come.” Starting on January 20, 2021. #PresidentBiden

 

Game theory

Posted July 3, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Just wondering, why do we need ANY national anthem before NFL games?

NFL reportedly going to fine players for conduct detrimental if they are found to have engaged in “reckless” behavior away from the team facility, “such as eating out in restaurants and using ride-sharing services. ”  Well, it’s a good thing we know pro-football players have never engaged in “reckless” behavior in the past.

As USA blows past 55,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases in a day and likely hits 60,000 this weekend, Rachel Maddow points out that most Americans STILL can’t get tested. So what are our REAL numbers?

So where have all these COVIDiots anti-mask people been for years as far as protesting places that say “No shirts, no shoes, no service?”

Epstein’s friend  Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in New Hampshire. I’m so old I remember when worrying about harm coming to important suspects in custody in USA was only a thing on “24” episodes.

Maybe it’s just me but having Trump & Pence fly around US, leaving little COVID-19 clusters in their wake, along with infected Secret Service agents, might not be the best way for Donald’s reelection campaign to show Americans the pandemic is over?

Looking through the rules for 7,500 ticket holders to Trump’s vanity fireworks rally at Mount Rushmore. One of the prohibited items is “firearms.” So what about Donald’s beloved 2nd Amendment?

 

Trump had “a group of over 50 surrogates to campaign on behalf of President Trump” at Tulsa rally. Group included: Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. Jim Jordan. Herman Cain, Diamond & Silk, & Terrence K. Williams.

And Herman Cain now has COVID-19 When he decided to go to the rally why didn’t someone tell him Nein, Nein, Nein?

 

My better angels are telling me I better not say any more on this one.

 

Trump tweeted “There is a rise in Coronavirus cases because our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country. This is great news.” “Great news?” The President of the United States is insane. Pass it on.

Supported Barack Obama from when he was thinking about running in 2006 through both of his terms. But how lovely was it to go days without being concerned what POTUS might have said on Twitter?

 

While Tammy Duckworth  may not be an exciting speaker, she’s impressive, would pass “Day 1” ready test and it’s really hard to imagine what if any attacks could be used against her as Biden’s running mate. Just saying.

And meanwhile, Sen. Duckworth to block more than 1,000 military promotions unless Pentagon vows not to retaliate against Lt. Col. Vindman.    Three words – You. Go. Girl.

All relative.

Posted July 2, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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ESPN reports that operating the three-month completion of the NBA season in a bubble Walt Disney World Resort will cost the NBA more than $150 million.   And what fraction is $150 million of the TV revenue the league will get for those three months?

 

Does Trump still think he can treat COVID-19 like a porn star – pay it to go away?

Starting on Sept 7, 1940 London was bombed by Luftwaffe for 56 of following 57 days & nights.
And some Americans couldn’t go 57 days without going to a bar?

So now Donald basically is saying he could let Russia shoot troops in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose supporters?

 

WTF alert – I understand that ads are designed in advance but today’s Safeway ad features large “Grab N’ Go” party appetizer trays? (Including shareable spinach dip in a giant bread bowl. Yeah, right.)

Molly Ivins would be only 76 if she were still alive. I think I’d be waking up every morning now both in fear of her contracting COVID-19 in Texas, and in awe of what she’d be writing.

When Trump travels to Mar-A-Lago, Air Force One lands at PBI- Palm Beach International Airport, which is closest to West Palm Beach. Mayor of West Palm Beach is Keith James, a Democrat. Who’s with me on getting “Black Lives Matter”  painted on PBI tarmac?

“I don’t agree with being told we can’t do anything. Especially on a holiday where we’re supposed to be celebrating Independence.” Southern California man, not wearing mask near beach complaining on CNN. Sigh. Independence and Ignorance start and end with the same letters….

 

Chuck Grassley: “The more empathy the president can show, the more he’s going to go up in the polls.” Trump showing empathy is as likely as SF Giants fans showing love to the Dodgers.

Forget the fact that the Lone Ranger’s mask was around his eyes, not his nose and mouth. If Trump thought he looked good in a mask you’d never see him without one. Period.

Today Trump finally said “I’m all for masks. I think masks are good.” How long until Donald says he was one of the first to support the need for masks and anyone who says otherwise is “Fake News.”

Washington Post opinion piece attacked Joe Biden for being in favor of penalties for burning US flag back in 1989. Uh, back in 2009, Trump was a Democrat.

 

Polls show Montana Governor Steve Bullock leading in the state’s Senate race. One of many reasons I like him – Steve didn’t want to run for Senate. Democrats asked him to run, because Bullock was our best chance. And he finally agreed.
Being a team player matters. #TeamJoe

Batter up?

Posted June 30, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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MLB legally can’t identify players who test positive during the pandemic.  But hey, expect that information will remain as confidential as those “anonymous” early MLB steroid tests.

MLB just announced there will be no Minor League Baseball in 2020. “Who are we, chopped liver?” responded the Mets.

Trump campaign is so desperate they are running anti-Biden ads on MSNBC?
Isn’t that in a normal year like running an ad for Yankees tickets in Boston?

On a brighter note if we will all have to keep wearing masks indefinitely it’s going to be a lot easier to find presents for dads this year for Christmas that aren’t ties or socks.

 

So how long until Trump tweets an attack on Mississippi for abandoning the Confederate flag?

The “most informed person on earth” wants us to believe he retweeted a tweet with someone yelling “White Power” because he doesn’t know how to turn the sound on on his phone?

Trump actually tweeted about Donna Brazile “She gets fired by CNN forr giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by Fox News.   Where are you Roger Ailes?” Another sad symptom of dementia I remember from my mother – talking to dead people.

Speaking about Donald Trump today “He sprays a mask on his face every day for vanity, but an actual mask that would protect other people, that he will not do.” Anderson Cooper has no more f*cks to give. And I am so here for it.

Remember Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell? Lauren Boebert, who just won GOP primary in Colorado 3rd district makes O’Donnell look reasonable by comparison.

 

A virtual fundraiser for GOP Senator Martha McSally in Arizona featured McSally and George W. Bush. Along with GOP Senators Susan Collins (ME) , Thom Tillis (NC), and Cory Gardner (CO)
“Siri, tell me five people who won’t have a job next January.”

 

As someone who has been going to bars since I was 16 (yeah, statute of limitation has passed on that one), & who loves & misses the conviviality of a good bar, WTF are y’all thinking? Instead of “Bar Lives Matter,” more honest slogan should be “We’re dying for a drink.”

So at these “Bar Lives Matter” places, are they doing 2 for 1 Happy Hour prices on bleach cocktails?

Between the lines.

Posted June 30, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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NBA and players union have agreed to have “Black Lives Matter” painted on the courts  at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex when season hope to resume on July 30.

Thereby not only addressing racial inequality, this should keep Trump from even THINKING of attending an NBA playoff game.

42% approval rating for Trump on Rasmussen? That seemed as likely as NFL actually ever seriously punishing Patriots for cheating.

 

Mayor of Eagar, AZ, Bryce Hamblin, will not require masks nor cancel town’s 4th of July parade “My response from the onset of COVID-19 pandemic has been that we will err on the side of freedom.” What’s that line “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose?”

Justice Clarence Thomas, in scathing dissent today “Iidea that Framers of the 14th Amendment understood Due Process Clause to protect right to abortion is farcical.” Uh, Justice Thomas, “Framers of the 14th Amendment” didn’t think Blacks should vote, let alone sit on Supreme Court.

I’m so old I remember Kayleigh McEnany telling the press “I will never lie to you.”

Saw a report that Barack Obama has counseled Joe Biden to trim his speeches. Makes sense to me. Think Joe is a great guy but only have seen him give one speech live. It was a great 20 minute speech. That lasted an hour.

 

 

 

Susan Collins now claiming in a statement “Kavanaugh gave no indication in his dissenting opinion that he supports overturning Roe.” It ignores the “precedent” of other abortion cases.” So is Collins that duplicitous, or should she be testing herself for dementia?

Rachel Maddow Monday night  says “I am old, I am 47.” Excuse me, 47 is NOT old. Even if we all feel we’ve aged decades since January 2020.

Meanwhile on Maddow,  Susan Rice seemed like a very plausible VP. And she was really p*ssed off. As she should be.

 

 

When we get Trump out of office and onto the scrap heap of history, anyone but me feel they never want to watch a movie or read a book about a foreign power trying to infiltrate US government and take down the country again?

Your reminder, as we wonder how many Americans may have died because Trump ignored stories of Russian bounties on our troops, millions of Americans may not have voted for Hillary Clinton simply because of oft-repeated idea a private server MAY have exposed her emails and thus been a US security threat.

 

Meanwhile, Trump fundraising email of the night starts out “You up?” (no joke) So even prostitutes and porn stars aren’t answering him these days?

 

Is it wrong to hope the SS Trumptanic is way short on lifeboats?

Whatever it takes.

Posted June 28, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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NFL penalized New England Patriots  $1.1 million and loss of a draft pick for their television crew filming the Bengals-Browns game in December ahead of New England’s game with Cincinnati.

Wait, when you have to cheat to beat the BENGALS?

But meanwhile, did anyone expect the Patrios would replace Tom Brady with a likable mild-mannered quarterback?

 

So as retail slowly returns, who’s going to make a fortune making and marketing to Republicans a line of jewelry made of clutchable pearls?

Guess I understand why White House cult members feel compelled to defend their boss, but what’s Chris Christie’s excuse?

VP Mike Pence has canceled events this week Florida and Arizona. So much for that victory lap speech for him to brag about how after “Memorial Day weekend we had this coronavirus epidemic behind us.”

 

Dr. Fauci today, worried even vaccine may not stop COVID-19 in US-“there is a general anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine feeling among some people in this country — alarmingly large % of people, relatively speaking.” Trump really IS going to try to kill us all, isn’t he?

So how many scarves did Trump give Dr. Birx for her soul?

Used to live in Central Florida. Even a fraction of the residents protesting Trump at wealthy retirement community “The Villages” is as likely as Mississippi or NASCAR getting rid of the Confederate flag.

A Trump spokesperson said Donald didn’t hear a MAGA supporter at the Villages yelling “White Power” on a video he retweeted? “Siri, is hearing loss another symptom of dementia?”

Latest Trump fundraising email is from ERIC Trump, “My father needs your support.” Okay, with all due respect, who’s the genius in the MAGA world thought up – a direct appeal from Donald won’t work so let’s see if we get better response from Eric?

IF you believe Press Secretary Barbie that neither Trump nor Pence were briefed on the Russian bounty intelligence report… what else haven’t they been briefed about?

 

Trump tweeted “actually Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election in USA history.”   Who wants to tell him?

Glass dugouts?

Posted June 26, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Florida is still telling travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to quarantine for 14 days. This would kind of be like the Houston Astros making a video telling the rest of baseball not to cheat.

 

Clemson announced Friday that 14 additional football players tested positive for COVID-19.  So now that’s 37 players, about a 1/3 of the roster.

I suppose it would be churlish to say that’s the most players on a NCAA CFB playoff football team in a month ever to have taken a test?

Apparently several employees of the Texas Rangers have tested positive for COVID-19, and ESPN reports some employees said they fear for their health and want to work from home.

And MLB really thinks they’re going to have a season?

Trump signed an “Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues.” Biden will sign Executive Orders protecting American lives – starting by mandating masks.

Trump  also claims “I was going to go to Bedminster, New Jersey, this weekend, but wanted to stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced.” Translation, New Jersey probably secretly warned Donald as someone who had been in Arizona last week he would not be welcome.

Pence at today’s COVID-19 task force briefing – “The reality is we’re in a much better place.” Uh, “in a much better place” is a phrase usually used at funerals.

Founder of Re-Open Maryland admits now has COVID-19. But he says he’s starting a church & “No one ever got sick at any of our rallies, to include me! I got it because Satan deemed me to get it. Because he wanted to quiet my work.” Uh, even Satan is going, “Nah, Hell has enough stupid.”

Some opponents of DC statehood are saying the District, with a population under 1 million, should just become part of Maryland. So by that logic when are we combining North and South Dakota?

Reading some of GOP arguments against statehood for D.C. Wonder if we’d have the same resistance if our nation’s capital were Virginia Beach, which is about 2/3 the size, but also about 2/3 Caucasian.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he won’t mandate masks but “trusts people to make the right decision.” Uh, if Floridians had made the right decision, they wouldn’t have elected DeSantis.

 

If Trump wants the biggest most memorable Fourth of July celebration ever he should pick that date to resign.

Woke NASCAR?

Posted June 25, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Lots of talk yesterday how the whole Bubba Watson potential hate-crime was just made up, especially as the rope was “just a garage pull.”

So NASCAR released a picture of the “garage pull.”

Two words. Yeah. Right.noose

 

I will really miss Chuck E Cheese’s pizza said nobody.

ESPN headline today is about fantasy football. Beginning to think in 2020 the fantasy is that we can play football.

 

Headline “Dennis Quaid says 39-year age difference with new wife ‘just doesn’t come up'” You know, there are drugs for that…

 

As House prepares to vote on DC statehood, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton argues agains it. “Yes, Wyoming is smaller than Washington by population, but it has three times as many workers in mining, logging and construction, and ten times as many workers in manufacturing. In other words, Wyoming is a well-rounded working-class state.

That’s  a pretty long-winded way of saying Wyoming is white.

Trump apparently has ordered that the Washington DC statue of Confederate Gen. Albert Pike, torn down last week by protesters, be put back up. Could Donald even tell you who Pike was? And uh, paging Mayor Muriel Bowser –  Trump is not the boss of DC.

 

Trump in Wisconsin  “if we didn’t have testing we wouldn’t have COVID-19 cases. Next up – Donald eliminates police radar and breathalyzers and claims he has stopped speeding and DUIs in US.

More Trump in Wisconsin “If we didn’t wanna test, or if we didn’t test, we wouldn’t have cases. But we have cases because we test.” Dear gawd. Donald probably killed fewer people when he talked about drinking bleach.

Hey Trump supporters and science deniers. You DO have a choice about whether or not to wear a mask. Wear one …. or stay home.

You know who doesn’t need to wear a mask? Dead bodies in coffins. Pass it on.

 

If you need a couple hours diversion and a reminder of when Texas had a REAL governor. (PS Again, I miss Molly Ivins, who was Ann’s friend.)

Ann

 

In a day when US COVID-19 cases hit their highest number ever, the Trump administration urges Supreme Court to invalidate Affordable Care Act. Once again, four words. “Pro Life My Ass.”

I miss sports but…

Posted June 24, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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When ESPN headlines have to do less with game results than positive test results, we have a problem.

Trump has a planned golf weekend at his Bedminister club in New Jersey. Donald has recently been in Arizona, but a White House spokesman said he will not abide by new 14-day quarantine regulations. #LockHimUp

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States, who will not wear a mask to protect Americans, says he will issue an executive order to protect statues. November 3 cannot come soon enough.

 

Donald Trump indicates he’s going to issue an executive order protecting statues.  If Donald cares so much about these Confederate statues perhaps he can reinstall them on the grounds of Mar-A-Lago?

Trump tweet tonight  “How Trump Is Making Black America Great Again, The Untold Story Of Black Advancement in the Era of Trump.” By Horace Cooper A great new book!

So this is a blank book, right?

Latest poll has Biden ahead of Trump by 22 points with women. And 3 points with men. Well, this should take care of the myth of male supremacy once and for all.

Wait…. if NY/NJ/CT edit holds, this means residents of those three states who go to Republican National Convention will have to quarantine for two weeks upon returning. Bummer.

So what’s AG Bill Barr’s excuse going to be for not testifying? No prize, but serious bragging rights for the winner.

As COVID-19 spikes cause the Dow to fall 700 points & even Texas Gov. Abbott to consider restrictions, Trump fundraising email is about his wall & “Radical Left” ignoring “dangerous illegal criminals who illegally cross our borders.” Time to start a pool on tweets about caravans!

Psst… Poland is paying for US troops like Mexico is paying for the wall. Pass it on.

So what time Friday night will Trump fire today’s DOJ whistleblowers?

Maybe play ball?

Posted June 24, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Trying to be happy about baseball’s return. And looking at COVID-19 spikes, don’t see how they’ll make it through a second spring training.

 

Southern California and Houston have two of the worst COVID-19 spikes in US. Angels manager Joe Maddon is 66, Astros manager Dusty Baker is 71. MLB better not f*ck this up. Seriously.

Of course I wish Novak Djokovic a full recovery from COVID-19. But maybe mean bitch Karma was listening when in April of this year Djokovic declared himself an anti-vaxxer.

175,000 people (including me) attended grassroots virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden with Barack Obama.  Minimum donation was $5.  It raised $7.6 million.

But 175,000 people?  We should not share this number, it will make Donald Trump really upset and jealous.

Trump seems so fixated on not testing as a way to pretend COVID-19 cases don’t exist, have to wonder, has Donald himself ever been tested for an STD?

Uh oh, Cadet Bone Spurs up late and rant tweeting about John Bolton. Think Donald had someone secretly buy him a copy so he can check to see how many times he’s mentioned in the book?? Narcissists gonna narcissist.

If Americans are banned from traveling to some countries it will be the largely the Southern states, reopening early & not wearing masks, that made us such pariahs. Is it too late to let them secede?

 

As Arizona announces their hospital and ICU beds are well over 80% full, a reminder, it is currently 105 degrees in Phoenix. But yeah, the virus goes away in the heat.

If Jesus were watching today’s unmasked, tightly packed, Trump hate rally, would he say again “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do?”

At this point cult leader Donald Trump will kill exponentially more people than cult leader Jim Jones.

 

 

 

132 days from Tuesday night is Election Night, Nov 3. To give you idea how much things can change in 132 days… 132 days ago  we thought we had no COVID-19 deaths in US, Breonna Taylor & George Floyd were alive, Bernie Sanders won NH Primary over Pete Buttigieg & Amy Klobuchar.

Short stint.

Posted June 22, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Trevor Ariza with 29-37 Blazers, and Davis Betrans with 24-40 Wizards, are both opting out of the NBA restart in Orlando.
Well, not like either Portland or Washington will be around long anyway.

 

MLB owners today voted to proceed with 2020 season of indeterminate length based on March 26 agreement.
Uh, I miss baseball as much as anyone but looking at COVID-19 spikes in Arizona, Florida and Texas, wonder if they’ll get more than about four-five games in.

A man found dead in ocean near Diamond Head last week turns out to have been Oklahoma tourist who was supposed to be obeying Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine law. Give the guy a socially-distanced Darwin award.

Yikes. Did not have Saharan Dust Cloud on my 2020 Apocalyptic Bingo Card.

All families have issues. But when you need to claim your own NIECE had to sign an NDA, your family might have more issues than normal.

Trump now bragging about ratings on Fox News for his empty seat rally. Well to be fair, his riff on the ramp was a funnier and more absurd monologue than some of SNL’s skits.

Time for a double pool. 1. When will Trump deny the Vanity Fair article saying campaign manager Parscale is on the way out? 2. When will Donald fire Brad?

In all seriousness, since even the most servile lackeys end by being thrown under the Trump bus, why would ANYONE now take a job in this White House?

Trump planning to sign an executive order to halt temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers & au pairs in the H-1B, H-4, H-2B, L-1 and J categories. Has someone explained to Donald this covers a lot of workers at his golf clubs, hotels and resorts?

Can’t wait until many Trump supporters realize his new executive order banning work visas, including for au pairs, means they may have to start taking care of their own children.

As I understand Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s latest idiocy, which says not everyone with COVID-19 in ICU gets counted case unless they are actually receiving  INTENSIVE CARE,  maybe they have to be almost dying to be reported?   For example Amy Klobuchar’s husband, who was very sick in March with COVID-19, was on oxygen in the ICU but not a ventilator, so he wouldn’t have counted?“ WTAF

NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who attacked Hillary regularly over her emails, today called Biden a “flawed candidate running a flawed campaign” And defended herself by saying even Biden supporters joke about him staying in the basement.

Uh, Heck, doesn’t matter who Democratic nominee would be at this point. Even if were much younger Klobuchar or even younger Pete Buttigieg, the way Trump has been melting down, staying in a basement and watching Donald dig himself holes might be best strategy for ANY candidate.

Open seats

Posted June 21, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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About 6600 people at Trump rally. And some people showed up days in advance? Must have felt like showing up really early for a bobblehead giveaway you’d expected to be more popular than it was, and then discovering you could have walked in at the last minute and still gotten one.

On April 8, 2019, the Baltimore Orioles, after losing 115 games in 2018, played the Oakland As at home. It was a Monday night with rain expected. And THEY still drew 6,585. 

As MLB tweaked their “final offer” for a 2020 season again, players have decided not to vote yet
This negotiation procedure makes those interminable September 40-man roster games with pitching changes every batter look good by comparison.

Just going to post this picture without comment.  hillary

 

Amy Klobuchar never polled higher than 7% in Oklahoma. But love this tweet from one of her staffers about March 2, the night Amy ended up endorsing Joe Biden in Dallas:

“Fun fact: the night the Klobuchar Campaign ended, she was scheduled to have a rally in Tulsa. We had more people confirmed for that event than Trump has at his rally tonight.”

As we get to less than 4 1/2 months before Presidential election, between the polls and Friday Night firings, how long until Trump can’t find enough sycophants to accept his job offers?

Trump has a picture of himself in front of Air Force One as his Twitter background picture today. Wonder why it’s not a picture of last night’s “epic” rally?
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On ABC John Bolton says he’s going to “write in a conservative Republican” instead of voting for Trump OR Biden. Fortunately Maryland where Bolton lives, is a state Hillary Clinton won 60.33% to 33.91% so John can be a coward without it mattering.

 

Who know what the John Bolton book will do to Trump’s re-election chances. But once again, T.S. Eliot nails it ‘”The last temptation is the greatest treason, to do the right thing, for the wrong reason.”

 

Bolton asked “Do you think Trump believes Kim Jong Un loves him?” Uh, anyone who’s been around Donald for five minutes thinks Trump believes EVERYONE loves him.

Numbers game.

Posted June 21, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Apparently Trump rally tonight in Tulsa drew 6,611 people. Even the Miami Marlins think that’s pathetic.

But really, just over 6600 people showed up for Trump rally? With all due respect, Walmart can get more people by advertising a Black Friday $99.00 big screen TV.

 

Not bad social distancing for Tiz the Law at today’s Belmont Stakes either.

 

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So is “Tiz the Law” winning Belmont States in New York a sign for how Trump’s battle with SDNY will go?

Difference between a Trump rally and a Klan rally? At the Klan rally they wear masks.

Ah, Trump is already blaming MEDIA for frightening people away from his rally. Wait, you mean he’s acknowledging his disciples watch something other than OAN and Fox News?

 

When Donald Trump says the quiet part out loud. “”Here’s the bad part… when you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people; you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people, slow the testing down please.”

And just how many taxpayer dollars did it cost for Donald Trump and Mike Pence to take Air Force One AND Air Force Two to Tulsa for that vanity rally?

Somewhere Joe Biden is thinking “Cancel my prerecorded commercials for the week, just broadcast this Trump rally where he rambles on about that ramp and drinking water with two hands.”

Trump wants to make it a minimum of one year year in jail if anyone  burn the American flag.

“United States Flag Code (4 USC Sec 8 Para (k) Amended 7/7/76) states: “The Flag, when it is in such condition it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

 

Testing.

Posted June 20, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Now it’s 23 Clemson players testing positive. If COVID-19 weren’t so deadly & our President wasn’t so incompetent this would be a great time for a joke about this might be the most tests top college “student-athletes” have actually taken in recent memory.

 

Just wondering, if Gov. Ron DeSantis screwed up Florida’s re-opening so badly NBA has to cancel their season, how long until league tries to sue him and the state?

Reminder from the late great former Texas Governor Ann Richards, quoted in PBS’s Great Performances – “Ann” “If you don’t participate (by voting), you let other people make decisions for you.”

It would be really petty of Joe Biden to give a speech on an elevated platform and then march briskly down the ramp afterwards. But I would be so here for it.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today he’s now considering a quarantine order for travelers from Florida. Does that include now Florida resident Donald Trump?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blames coronavirus rise in his state on ‘overwhelmingly Hispanic’ workers. At this point DeSantis is being loathsome enough can only assume he’s angling for position in Trump administration.

Watching GOP Senate now is like watching the Wizard of Oz. Except that the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion thought it was a bad thing to live without brains, a heart and courage.

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said mask wearing “has to be voluntarily because the Constitution is not suspended just because there is a virus.” So why, for starters, doesn’t DeSantis also suspend the state’s seat-belt laws and speed limits?

Actually, comparing masks to seat belts is wrong.  Seat belts are to save your own life. Wearing a mask says you also give a damn about lives of others.

It’s quite simple actually: If you don’t believe the doctors who tell you to wear a mask, then there’s no use wasting your time seeing those same doctors when you get COVID-19. Pass it on.

 

Don’t advocate violence at all but is there a way to tag Trump rally attendees tomorrow with something like semi-permanent Magic Marker or paint so those Americans who do believe in doctors and science can avoid them?

 

So who had SDNY attorney on this Friday’s night Trump purge list?

Even better, who had “refusing to be fired’ on the list.

Finally, let me take break from snark to say I don’t think I’ve never been prouder of a candidate I supported. Amy Klobuchar grew in my estimation when she instantly pivoted to support Biden before Super Tuesday & even more in her withdrawal last night. She is a true leader and unifier. Thank you, Amy.

(Secretary of State or Senate Majority Leader Klobuchar both have nice rings to them.)

Out of order

Posted June 17, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Since the Kentucky Derby and Preakness have been postponed until the fall, the Belmont Stakes on Saturday will become the 1st leg of the Triple Crown.

Fine, but the race will also become 1 1/8 miles instead of 1 1/2 miles. Nobody better think of touching Secretariat’s record.

 

Random thought, movie theaters, already struggling to survive, are going to open with social distancing and other restrictions.
I’m just wondering, how will they survive without the overpriced supersized shareable popcorn?

 

From Marc Ragovin “Trump says that if we stopped testing we’d have no new cases of Covid-19. Yeah, and if MLB didn’t report the scores, the ’62 Mets wouldn’t have lost 120 games.

 

Good thing that Quaker Oats is finally getting rid of Aunt Jemima brand. But can we stop calling their pancake topping “Maple Syrup?” Nothing actually “Maple” about it.

Scary thought. This spring MLB commissioner Rob Manfred actually might be making NFL commissioner Roger Goodell look good by comparison.

What happened during Trump’s 20 hour Twitter silence today? Did he try to pick up his phone with one hand and dropped it in a glass of water?

In Santa Clara County, California, Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody has received email threats over her cautious approach to reopening the economy. WTF is wrong with people?

Now FDA has revoked permission for hydroxychloroquine to be used for COVID-19, and federal government is stuck with 63 million doses of the drug, how long until Trump tries to blame the fiasco on Obama?

Trump administration hopes you don’t notice, but COVID-19 deaths were in the range of  1,000 Americans today. Again.

Amy Klobuchar tweets ” More than a month ago, I urged the Administration to take action to help prisons as they face the coronavirus. The virus continues to spread throughout prison systems. It’s critical the Administration provides guidance & protects incarcerated people now.”

You’d think Trump administration would care more about conditions in prisons as many of them may be residents in those prisons starting in 2021.

Maybe it’s just me, but officials in White House take an oath of office on defending “Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” Shouldn’t that include speaking up against a treasonous president without waiting for a book to be published?

If you’re with someone who commits murder and do nothing you can be charged as an accessory to murder So if you’re with someone who commits treason and you say nothing, until you can make money out of it….? #Bolton #BoltonBook

 

Anytime you start falling for fantasy that Donald considers Joe a weak opponent, remember Trump may now have committed treason with TWO countries, the Ukraine AND China, to try to get dirt on Biden. 

Joe Biden says Trump is “acting like he does not care about Coronavirus.” Uh, Donald isn’t acting.

Fumble recovery

Posted June 17, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy,  after fallout from him wearing an “OAN” network t-shirt has apologized to his players “Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it was completely unacceptable to me.”

With all due respect,  claiming you don’t know that OAN feels about Black Lives Matter is like claiming you don’t know how ESPN feels about baseball teams not named the Red Sox and Yankees.

Rachel Maddow “”We are not a well-run country right now.”

We have another nominee for understatement of the year.

And since I miss baseball can I suggest the sports version of Rachel’s comment.  “Our country is now the equivalent of the 1962 Mets. Run by less lovable idiots.”

As hotels are announced for NBA teams at Disney World, I think I speak for all comedy writers in saying it’s a real shame the Knicks aren’t part of this. The jokes just write themselves with “Mickey Mouse Organization.”

Is it overkill if you see someone disregarding “one-way/do not enter” aisle signs in grocery store to politely remind them of it. And then when they ignore you to feel like throwing a can or something at them? Asking for a friend who’s had enough of COVIDiots.

Have to ask…Trump didn’t try to sue over Bob Woodward’s book “Fear”, which was deeply sourced by a Pulitzer Prize winning writer with impeccable credentials.
So what does Bolton have that really scares Donald?

 

Years from now, when our grandchildren whine about life being tough, will just living through 2020 be all of our equivalent of past generations’ “I walked to school in snow for miles, uphill, both ways?

So has Gov. Brian Kemp used the same strategies to remove people from Georgia’s COVID-19 count as he used to remove residents from the state’s voting rolls?

 

So if testing is the only reason we have a spike in coronavirus cases will Trump administration next ban breathalyzers and declare that they have eradicated DUIs?

So now we know the real reason Trump came down that escalator 5 years ago to announce his candidacy. He was scared of using a ramp.

But yeah, as we look back on that Trump Tower escalator ride Donald took five years ago, can’t help but wonder – what would the world be like now if he stumbled on that escalator then like he did Saturday on that ramp?

 

 

As Texas COVID-19 infections spike, Greg Abbott criticizes young people for not taking coronavirus seriously. Yes, is same Gov. who opened churches, youth camps & recreational sports programs for youth & adults w/ NO capacity restrictions 2 wks ago. Would be funny if not so sad.

As Trump keeps pushing his Tulsa rally and his Jacksonville convention – can I suggest a new slogan for Biden? “It won’t kill you to support Joe.”

Encouraging signs?

Posted June 16, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Mean bitch karma has to love fact that after Trump risked health of Army cadets to make them return to West Point for a photo op speech, the health concerns America now are  talking about are Donald’s own.

Pence says Oklahoma has flattened the curve. Well, if you look at a straight line going up sideways it does look flat.

Doesn’t it kind of just feel like the President doesn’t have ANY policy views…? He just says what he thinks he ought to say in the moment.” Kind of sums up the Trump White House years. #Maddow

So now there’s an argument over who’s actually  “qualified” on Joe Biden’s VP list? Personally, I was a serious Obama gal from late 2007, before he even announced his run, but can I say, folks, if “qualified” mattered so much, you all should have worked harder for one of most qualified candidates in history in 2016 – Hillary Clinton.

Does hydroxychloroquine cause you to have trouble with ramps?

 

Beijing considers 106 new cases a major and severe outbreak and China will start imposing new lockdowns and travel restrictions. Meanwhile, US cases are spiking especially in red states and Trump cheers reopening and is planning more rallies.

Today’s GOP in one statement. South Carolina Congressman Tim Rice, in announcing he and family have COVID 19, calls it the Wuhan Flu, and does not tell his constituents to wear masks.