A real World Series?

Posted March 22, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Congratulations to Japan for winning the World Baseball Classic. Has the GOP blamed Biden for Team USA’s loss yet?

Shohei Ohtani struck out Trout, swinging, to end the WBC. It was Shohei’s first relief appearance in over 6 years. Who does Ohtani think he is, Madison Bumgarner?

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants more stars in 2026 WBC: “pitching staffs same quality as our position players.” Injuries can happen anywhere. But not all teams can afford to replace stars & pitchers need to build arm strength in spring so having them push too much can have serious consequences. Will Rob compensate pitchers still under team control not making big money, and small market teams?

ESPN reported suspended Alabama freshman DB, Tony Mitchell, former ESPN 100 player, driving 141 mph as he attempted to flee Florida police last week. Tony’s talented enough someone will give him 2nd chance, but he’s lucky we’re not talking about funerals..

New York Mets will open a membership only speakeasy behind Citi Field’s right-field fence this season called the Cadillac Club. It will cost $19,000 to 24,999 per seat, a private bar with field views, lounge seats, flat-screen televisions, in-seat storage, a concierge, food beer and wine with cocktails available…

But tell me again how billionaires need those tax cuts?

A Cuban baseball player defected during the World Baseball Classic. Wish him nothing but the best, but the difference between him and many other maligned would-be-refugees fleeing repressive regimes is athletic talent.

Anyone who can’t understand MAGAs who still support Donald Trump in the face of all evidence, please if you haven’t heard the term google “confirmation bias.”

It’s real. And incredibly powerful.

Remember folks, Dobbs decision was almost certainly leaked early by someone anti-choice in an attempt to control headlines, defuse outrage and maybe influence final decision. Why should Former Guy’s indictment decision be any different? A circus benefits him & his fundraising.

Kevin McCarthy today, railing against “political” investigations on behalf of his GOP cult leader. Qevin in 2015. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee…What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.

NYTimes headline “DeSantis, Doubling Down, Presses Questions About Trump’s Character In interview w/ Piers Morgan, Florida Governor sought to strike clear contrast w/ Donald Trump, calling himself low-drama “winner.”

By Maggie Haberman

So has Maggie found new horse to back for access?

Al Franken is guest hosting The Daily Show. Now I love watching Franken, but last night he told Lindsay Graham he was the funniest U.S. Senator. Sure what Al meant, being a Minnesotan and smart man, is Lindsay was the funniest MALE U.S. Senator.

Or he just forgot Amy Klobuchar


Two ones done.

Posted March 21, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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As a fan of Stanford women’s basketball tonight’s game with #9 seed Miami upsetting #1 Indiana was dramatic. But it was also a win in the “misery loves company” department. Now the story is TWO #1 seeds go down…

Shohei Ohtani hit a double that started a rally in the 9th leading to a walkoff win for Japan against Mexico in the semi-finals of the WBC.and “roared” into second base.

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in a win-or-lose game, in a playoff atmosphere,” Ohtani, speaking through an interpreter, said of displaying rare emotion.

-Dear Mr. Ohtani, sign with the SF Giants in 2024 and can promise that playoff atmosphere regularly against the Dodgers, and then with you on the team, REAL playoffs.

Sincerely – Giants fans.

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in a win-or-lose game, in a playoff atmosphere,” Ohtani, speaking through an interpreter, said of displaying rare emotion.

Regular commercial during March Madness complains about gas taxes in California In small print; “funding by”Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy – CARE” “CARE” is largely funded by Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). We really need bipartisan Honest Ads Act.

Today Republicans are claiming Democrats always excuse their fellow Democrats for everything, even alleged indiscretions. So ironic timing that this week that instead of prepping for Senate committee meetings, Al Franken is guest-hosting The Daily Show.

So IF Stormy Daniels were lying about an affair with Velveeta Voldemort he could have simply dropped his trousers in a deposition, proved she didn’t know what his junk looked like, case closed. IF she were lying. She’s not.

Al Franken on the Daily Show: “He paid Stormy Daniels to keep this story quiet, and seven years later we’re still talking about it. So that would be another failed Trump business venture.”

Although, Franken did tell Senator Graham, his guest, that Lindsay was the funniest Senator. Uh, Al, think you’ve been spending too much time out of Minnesota lately. Or you’re jealous of your former colleague Amy Klobuchar?

So since many MAGA Trump supporters are parents against books, and drag shows and ANYTHING they consider indecent, what do they answer if their kids ask who Stormy Daniels is?

Ron DeSantis is sending undercover state agents in Florida, at taxpayer expense, to drag shows looking for minors in attendance as well as “sexualized behavior.” He claims he wants to protect kids. Uh, if that was actually his intention, the Florida Governor would send agents to some of these kiddie pageants.

Meanwhile, two fatal shootings during Spring Break in Miami Beach this weekend. Neither by a drag queen.

But yeah, Ron Desantis is attacking Manhattan DA for ignoring serious crime while he investigates Trump. Uh, FLORIDA Governor Deathsantis, while you’re running for President, why are you ignoring the serious crime that has resulted in an emergency curfew in Miami Beach?

Stunning to see GOP complain over Tim Walz signing law to guarantee free breakfast & lunch for students in Minnesota schools regardless of parents’ income. Same GOP applauds far more expensive private school vouchers Florida’s Ron DeSantis is giving regardless of parents’ income.

Still wrapping my head around the fact than GOP members of Congress who made a habit of defying subpoenas somehow feel like everyone else should obey THEIR subpoenas.

Kevin McCarthy worked so hard for so many years just to become a waterboy for Marjorie Three Names.

Again, thinking it’s just possible Velveeta Voldemort said he’d be arrested and called for protests just because he was tired of his GOP rivals dominating the headlines.

One is done

Posted March 20, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Some controvery over whether Stanford women’s basketball could have been a #1 or #2 seed. Against Ole Miss tonight Cardinal for most of the game looked like about a #15 seed.

Bad news for Astros as Jose Altuve hit by pitch in World Baseball Classic & has fractured right thumb.

But for those who want to cancel WBC, in spring training 2015, a errant pitch broke Hunter Pence’s arm. in 2018 comebacker broke Bumgarner’s finger in last preseason start. And then there was Jeff Kent washing his truck.

Wonder if proud Arkansas native Bill Clinton did a March Madness bracket. . might be one of the few Democratic leaders happy with the tournament this weekend.

Other than New Jersey’s Cory Booker. (Princeton in Sweet Sixteen, Fairleigh Dickinson shocking Purdue.)

Wait, the Atlanta Hawks had a 24 point lead, 22 at halftime with a 98.6% chance to win over the bottom-dwelling San Antonio Spurs. And the Hawks lost by 8 – 118-126. Even the Atlanta Falcons are laughing.

Remember, while the “will he or won’t be arrested” game goes on…. Republicans are working every day to take away our healthcare, our benefits, and our rights. And Democrats are trying to protect us.

Apparently Twitter has now set an automatic poop emoji response for all press requests. What a petty pathetic little man Muskrat is:

A seaweed blob twice the width of the US is heading toward Florida. Is it hoping to be Ron DeSantis’s 2024 running mate?

Now that the Former Guy is calling for his cult followers to protest and “take our nation back” has Susan Collins expressed concern yet?

Bonfire of the brackets

Posted March 17, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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How many people had Fairleigh Dickinson beating Purdue? Heck, How many people know where Fairleigh Dickinson IS?

Apparently the Jimmy Garoppolo introductory press conference for the Raiders was delayed a day “because of some last-minute contract “language.”

At least Scott Boras was not involved.

I’m seeing Cancel Spring Training trending because Brandon Nimmo was injured sliding into second base. Uh, in 2020, Thompson tore his Achilles in an off-season workout. Kevin Durant was injured last week when he slipped during pre-game warmups. Should we cancel workouts and warmups too?

Charles Barkley saying how sports is the only job in the world where we listen to the opinion of “any fool who’s never done the job.” Travel agents would disagree.

Also elected officials, teachers and nurses. For starters.

In all seriousness if parents have to accompany children who attend drag shows how do even the right wing haters claim it hurts anyone?

Texas GOP lawmaker Steve Toth’s bill requires internet service providers to “make every effort to block Internet access to information or material intended to facilitate efforts to obtain abortion.” Wonder if a woman searched for “buying weapon to obtain abortion pills at gunpoint?

Velveeta Voldemort today ““The greatest threat to Western civilization today is not Russia. It’s probably more than anything else ourselves and some of the horrible, USA-hating people that represent us.” Wonder who translated that for him from the original Russian.

For all those who think Republicans will never truly criminalize abortion and inflict harsh punishments on women…. How many of you thought Roe V. Wade would ever be overturned?

Deathsantis’s book banning efforts make headlines, but GOP Florida legislature just approved universal vouchers for private schools & home-schooled children – even for millionaires It will take 10% of money spent on public schools, over $2 BILLION. GOP hates public education


Posted March 16, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Those of us who made the deep meaningful decision to pick a cat bracket might be second guessing ourselves in that big cats (Tigers) generally beat medium size cats (Wildcats.)

Two questions asked by many Americans after March Madness Day 1.

  1. Where is Furman
  2. What’s a Paladin

From a FB friend – if it’s not true it should be. “The story goes that the original Furman mascot was to be the Christian Knights. But then someone put together the phrase “Furman University Christian Knights” — and then changed the mascot to Paladins.”

Aaron Rodgers says he wants to play for the Jets.

Let’s see, the touchy aging superstar QB and the famously sensitive NY media. Am sure it will go well.

So Marjorie Three Names said Putin has no plans to invade Europe.

She doesn’t know Ukraine is in Europe…. Wonder if Marge is one of those who questioned Obama’s citizenship because she didn’t know Hawaii was in the United States.-

Over 3 billion COVID-19 mRMA vaccines have been administered but Florida’s surgeon general says the vaccines are dangerous.

If President, Ron DeSantis would probably put this guy in as US surgeon general.-

As old Amy Klobuchar story resurfaces with the report of Florida Governor’s using three fingers to eat chocolate pudding, reminder that eating salad with a comb actually is good emergency hack to keep your hands clean.

As opposed to getting your fingers covered in oil. Or in DeSantis’s case – pudding. Women are SO much more resourceful than men.

Back in college decades most of us knew, even if we didn’t need it, that a Plan B contraception option could be concocted from regular birth control pills. No question anti-choice radicals know that fact too… so how long until they judge-shop to have the Pill banned too?

My college dorm talent show had great drag performance of Supremes -“Stop, In The Name Of Love.” None of 3 went into politics.

But if anyone knows hateful GOP politician attacking drag queens who was in drag show/costume himself in college, now would be good time for pictures.

Not just that radical Republicans are anti-choice. But as much as they want to control women’s health choices under pretence of caring about “life,” they also want to cut off food stamps, healthcare, public education – everything that matters after baby is born.

Pro life my a**

Ides etc.

Posted March 16, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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George Santos hasn’t been in the headlines as much lately.

Has he been lying low, or just practicing to lead his team in March Madness?

NY Closer Edwin Diaz may have received a serious knee injury at the WBC…. not while pitching, but in the postgame celebration after Puerto Rico’s win…

That’s SO Mets.

Didn’t not know that back in 2002 Trump bought what would become Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes “for the bargain price of $27 million from Credit Suisse.” Don later got a $25 million tax deduction for not developing the land except for the golf course. #ETTD

President Obama has released his March Madness brackets. For the men, Barack Obama is picking Duke to win it all. Has Velveeta Voldemort released a statement yet saying if he had played, he WOULD have been able to lead a team to the championship?

US Court of Appeals has ruled US cheesemakers can call their product “Gruyere.” Let’s hope no court rules US winemakers can call all their sparkling wine, “champagne.” That could result in a declaration of war from France.

Eric Swalwell on The Last Word reiterates what Democrats, notably Rev. Warnock & Amy Klobuchar, have been saying on voting rights: “GOP now can’t achieve majority. They suppress voter turnout since majority would defeat them & tell lies about voting machines so people stay home.”

Last night Tucker Carlson said “Jan. 6, I think, is probably second only to the 2020 election as the biggest scam in my lifetime.” Would some reporter like to ask Kevin McCarthy on camera what he thinks of that statement?

Interesting that Credit Suisse’s biggest shareholder is Saudi National Bank. They invested $1.6 billion in the Swiss Bank. Same Saudis who invested $2 billion in Jared Kushner…

As an endless stream of GOP Senators pontificate on the Senate Floor against President Biden’s budget request, for some reason not a single one of them suggests cutting the deficit by reducing the Trump tax cuts

Pretty clear watching a replay of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun safety that GOP cares a lot more about the “life” of a clump of cells a few weeks after conception than they care about the actual lives of women and children.

Stephen Colbert on Ron Deathsantis’s claim Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “territorial dispute?””. “Invasion of sovereign country, destruction of entire cities, attacking civilian targets.. Ron, you were a history major at Yale. Was that the University or the lock company?”

Tip offs…

Posted March 15, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, the best toast for college basketball fans “May your troubles last as long as your perfect brackets.”

Diamond Sports Group, which controls regional sports networks for 42 teams in MLB, NHL & NBA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Right wing media & politicians would love to blame THIS on being too “woke.” Except Diamond Sports Group is a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting…

NFL is now considering making “roughing the passer” penalties reviewable. So maybe it means Tom (touch-him-and-you’re-penalized) Brady is really retired this time.

President Carter has apparently asked that President Biden deliver his eulogy at his funeral. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Details that aren’t covered enough on the anti-abortion lawsuit over mifepristone…

1. The argument used is not technically anti-choice, but that the drug isn’t safe.

2. FDA approved mifepristone over 20 years ago. It’s been used regularly and safely since then.

Plenty of media attention to GOP demanding spending cuts.

Chuck Schumer today “CBO says GOP plan to balance budget & keep Trump tax cuts “mathematically impossible; if they don’t cut Medicare, Social Security, defense & veteran’s benefits GOP would have to cut 86% from EVERY other Federal program

Speaker McCarthy, its Mar 14, show us your plan.”

Enough headlines today on Democrats who voted for 2018 bank deregulation. This might be the more important list, the currently serving Democratic Senators, not all known as “progressives” – who voted No.

Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Brown, Cantwell, Cardin, Casey, Cortez-Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Gillebrand, Hirono, Klobuchar, Markey, Melendez, Merkley, Murphy, Murray, Sanders, Schatz, Schumer, Smith, VanHollen, Warren, Whitehouse, Wyden.

This weekend in Houston, a 3-year old girl accidentally shot & killed 4-year-old sister.. But Texas GOP thinks drag queens are the problem?

Texas Republican lawmaker introduces drag queen ‘bounty hunting’ bill

Ron Deathsantis stripped Hyatt Regency Miami’s liquor license for hosting “A Drag Queen Christmas” where children were allegedly present Disclaimer said “recommended for audiences 18+,” but children allowed to attend if accompanied by adult. Uh what happened to parents’ rights??


Posted March 14, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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It’s NCAA March Madness bracket picking time.

Companies have been trying to get workers back to the office. Maybe this might help – when you pick an upset team that wins just because you liked their uniform color or mascot – it’s more fun to brag to your coworkers in person.

Phoenix Suns played at Chase Center tonight, but Kevin Durant, who still hasn’t played in San Francisco, was out with an ankle injury. If the Suns return to Chase in the playoffs and KD plays, will the evening giveaway be a flying pig?

Pence senior adviser Marc Short, talking about 2024 “Mike is in a different place where he can be sort of free and liberated in ways that I don’t think others in the field are.” This might be 1st time “free and liberated,” and “Mike Pence” have been used in the same sentence.

Dick Durbin at Big Tech Dominance/Consumer Protection antitrust hearing: “Amazon has 40% of e-commerce market in US, 6 times nearest competitor. Google has 93% of online search Apple has tight grip on 121 million + iPhone users.”

Paying lobbyists is cheaper than playing fair.

Don’t claim to know enough to have an informed opinion on the Willow project. It matters a lot to Alaskans.

But even as President Biden makes a decision popular in Alaska and probably with most Republicans the Fox News headline is only about (some) Democrats being angry with him. #cantwin

My phone changes Peter Thiel to Peter Thief and I have never liked auto correct more.

Republicans somehow trying to pin the SVB bank failure on Joe Biden are like people who insisted smoke detectors and sprinklers be removed to save money and then try to blame the new building manager when the building burns down.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott calling the fact that Silicon Valley Bank depositors will get their money back “This is CORPORATE CRONYISM from the Biden Administration. The American taxpayer should NOT be on the hook for this failure.

First, it’s the FDIC that will pay out.

Second, so Tim Scott is telling us none of his donors had money in the bank. If they did he’d be screaming Biden didn’t get them their money back fast enough.

Headline “Toxic Red Tide Is Back in Florida”

But besides Ron DeSantis and GOP legislature, a major algae bloom is hitting the state’s beaches.

Ron Deathsantis claiming SVB failed because it was too “woke.” The four biggest banks in Florida, Wells Fargo Bank, Truist, Bank of America,, Chase, ALL have diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) programs.

What’s Ron gonna tell Floridians to do? Put money under mattresses?

When I’m 69…

Posted March 13, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Selection Sunday is over & now with play-in games, 68 teams are in March Madness. Not quite as much fun as watching games.. but there is something about outrage from fans of teams who were presumably 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd & just missed chance of being destroyed in 1st round.

UNC, widely considered preseason men’s basketball number 1, did not make the NCAA tournament. And the Tarheels declined an invitation to the NIT.

So they didn’t even think they could win that?

Jimmy Kimmel in opening monologue at the Oscars. “Five Irish actors are nominated tonight. So the odds of another fight on stage just went up.” Points for everyone who bet on a Will Smith joke.

Jimmy Kimmel talks about the importance of editing. ‘”You can turn 44,000 hours of an insurrection into a sightseeing excursion.”

Finally saw “The Banshees of Inisherin”” Thought-provoking, great acting, great cinematography…. but even with my twisted sense of humor, IMHO it’s not a comedy.

We’re all exhausted just with losing an hour’s sleep. Imagine how we’d feel losing our democracy.

Wisconsin Supreme court election April 4 is the next battle. #Vote


“My husband is in prison just for telling the truth. My husband is in prison just for defending democracy.”

Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Alexei Navalny. As documentary about her husband wins an Oscar. Think it can’t happen here?

Again, #Vote

Colorado “Romeo and Juliet” law may shield Lauren Boebert’s son from being prosecuted.

Although in most states, including Florida, if his pregnant girlfriend was 15, she was still under age of consent & sex w/ a 15 year old is a crime. But sure, let’s talk about drag queens.

Nancy Mace was the latest GOP member of Congress to call for raising the Social Security retirement age.

Nancy Mace, 45, is a divorced mother of two, now engaged to be married again. Good for her. But apparently she isn’t counting on needing Social Security herself. . She and her fiance just bought a little house last summer in South Carolina. For. $3.9 million!.

Has a single one of these anti-choice GOP members of Congress said they’d support returning the Child Tax Credit or making it easier for mothers with children to get food stamps? I’ll wait.

Jane Fonda says comments about murdering anti-abortion people were”obviously made in jest.” GOP pearl clutchers were fine in 2016 when Trump said of Hillary Clinton “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although 2nd Amendment people, maybe there is.”

A man in Texas is suing women he claims helped his ex-wife get abortion pills. Leaving aside everything else wrong with this, if we want to cut down on potential abortions, when will a woman sue men for helping their friends get Viagra?

As we stumble into the first monday of Daylight Savings Time -has Fox News blamed Joe Biden for losing an hour’s sleep yet?

And the last shall be first?

Posted March 11, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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The Denver Nuggets have a six game league in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs are playing for lottery ping pong balls.

And the Nuggets were up 12 after the first quarter.

So of course the Spurs won by 8. Just like they drew it up.

UCLA, on their way to winning PAC 12 men’s basketball championship. is apparently the ONLY program without transfer players. I’m so old I remember when players leaving early for NBA was the biggest threat to many college basketball programs.

It’s March 2023. Sure don’t remember as much attention paid to DEMOCRATIC candidates in 2019, a year and a half before the 2020 Presidential election.

Like many women, & men, my age, had early girl crush on Julie Andrews. Loved Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Torn Curtain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Darling Lili… & of course Victor Victoria. Don’t know any women, or men, who saw Victor Victoria & became gay or a drag queen.

Reports that Mitch McConnell is recovering & eager to leave hospital after he fell & suffered a concussion. But wonder why Fox & other right-wing media aren’t demanding more information & alleging cover-ups as they did when Joe Biden was given clean bill of health at his checkup?

ANOTHER Norfolk Southern derailment yesterday – this time in Alabama. I missed the tweets from anti regulation Republicans taking credit.

As another #AtmosphericRiver bears down on California, at least we don’t have a President who would tell us to rake our beaches or something.

Wrap your head around this one. Firearms are the leading cause of death for children in the United States: And many GOP-dominated states are still trying to convince Americans that drag queens are more dangerous than guns.

Important reminder. Whatever hateful dog whistles GOP tries to blow these days, they are heard by an increasing minority. The best response isn’t to argue with a cult, the best response is to make sure all eligible Americans have the right to vote.

So a certain Texas senator has an angry book coming out in November. Fine, I believe in a free press: But this is the book coming out in May I think more Americans will want to read:


Posted March 10, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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My father, a Duke professor, had at times a love-hate relationship with their basketball team. But he was never a fan of the rival Tarheels

So he’d have loved this “North Carolina appears headed toward becoming the first AP preseason No. 1 men’s basketball team to miss the tournament since NC State in 1974-75.”

Yes, Mitch McConnell, 81, is old. But if we needed a reminder that falls can happen at any age, Kevin Durant, 34, slipped on the floor in pre-game warm-ups and is likely out for a month.

Be careful out there.

Mitch McConnell, who is about the same age as Joe Biden, has a concussion & will be in the hospital a few days to recover. Falls can happen at any age, and wishing Mitch the best but trying to imagine right wing media if President Biden had fallen with a similar result.

“I joined every single one of my colleagues in wishing Leader McConnell a speedy and full recovery.” Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. Democrats aren’t perfect, but we’re by and large decent grown-ups.

Gym Jordan as a committee chair thinks people should respect his subpoenas. Gym Jordan ignored January 6 committee subpoenas. If they gave graduate degrees in hypocrisy we’d be referring to him as Dr. Gym Jordan.

First GOP claimed it was viability. Then GOP claimed it was “can fetus feel pain?”

Then GOP claimed it was “is there a heartbeat?” Now GOP claims they want to ban any abortion medication from time of conception.

Today’s GOP wants to punish women for having sex.-

20 GOP Attorney Generals at least temporarily got Walgreens to stop selling mifepristone due to state anti-abortion laws.

ICYMI, also 17 GOP Attorney Generals suing California for state law mandating only new electric cars be sold by 2035.

States’ rights for me but not for thee.-

ICYMI, Nikki Haley just said of Social Security: “The first thing you do is you change the retirement age of young people coming up..” Nikki didn’t define young. And she didn’t say how old. So how old does she think is too young for social security & too old to be in office?

J.D Vance actually said about Ohio train derailment – “

Our leadership, media & politicians were slow to respond to this crisis, in part because people of East Palestine have wrong politics…they’re little too rural, maybe little too White.”

The people of Flint, MI would like a word.-

Seen few stories lately about Florida & Texas being “pro-business.”

But how long until women, & the men who love them, start looking at both states and thinking, there’s no job worth moving to a place that treats women like they’re incapable of making their own health decisions.

Being in the travel industry I know many hotel chains and airlines are big on diversity, being LGTBQ friendly, and fighting climate change. So is Deathsantis going to try to shut down tourism in the state as being overly woke. Or is his battle with Disney just a publicity stunt?

Curfew time?

Posted March 9, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Ja Morant will not be charged after he posted a video of himself on Instagram apparently with a gun.

Glendale, Colorado, police say they conducted an investigation, and determined “that the incident took place at a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s early Saturday, hours after Memphis lost to Denver Nuggets, but that there “was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime.”

Just thinking, if you’re an NBA player, is there anything good that happens in the wee hours after a game at a strip club?

Wisconsin is one of the most divided states in the US, with Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson – a gerrymandered GOP legislature – and a SCOTUS with a critically important election April 4th.

BUT, as ESPN reporrts, led by Governor Tony Evers, a bipartisan coalition of Wisconsin business, tourism and health care leaders, former office holders and others announced Wednesday that it is working to find a solution to keeping the Milwaukee Brewers in the state with government help to repair American Family Field (formerly Miller Park). and get the team to commit to stay for another 20 years.

Good to know that whatever else divides us, we have baseball.

Some right-wingers got knickers in a knot because out of 11 #WomenofCourage awards Jill Biden gave out today, 1 was trans woman. They had no problem with Former Guy giving highest civilian honor -Presidential Medal of Freedom – to a divisive admitted drug abuser – Rush Limbaugh

CNN reports a new study found stress may lead to lower cognitive function.

Great, one more thing to stress about.

As a Democrat I am capable of wishing Mitch McConnell well since he has been hospitalized after a fall, but I can still wish that he recovers and realizes (for starters) how wrong he was to try to repeal Obamacare.

Haven’t been a Newsom fan but well played, Gavin, well played. “Governor’s office announced it will not renew $54 million contract between state & Walgreens to supplies prescription drugs for California’s prison health care system.”

Caving to right-wing fascists has consequences.

Don’t claim to be an expert on DC Crime Bill & I know it’s complicated. But regardless of the merits of the bill, can anyone imagine Senate voting on a specific resolution to say Texas or California cannot govern themselves? Time to make DC the 51st State.

Speaking of crime in DC, Many in the House GOP are so obsessed with defending January 6 insurrectionists, increasingly seems likely they were more involved themselves with the attempted coup than we ever dreamed.

My dad lived in Arlington, VA, so have been a regular DC tourist.

But haven’t been inside the US Capitol in over a decade. Listening to some of House GOP on January 6, have to ask, so does the Capitol gift shop now sell bear spray and zip ties?

Count down

Posted March 8, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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We’re one week away from the start of the NCAA’s basketball March Madness.

One loss and you’re out.

As the NBA plays on into April to eliminate 10 of 30 teams.

What a concept, basketball games that actually mean something.

Kevin Durant thinks it’s going to be loud for his first home game with the Phoenix Suns.

Just wait until KD has his first game with the Suns against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center.

Stephen Colbert sums it up about January 6 “For something that didn’t happen there’s sure a lot of people pleading guilty.”

Beginning to think Elon Musk wasn’t that serious about stepping down as Twitter CEO.

As a travel agent know JetBlue customers love their service, but complain about delays. Spirit customers love their prices, but complain about almost everything else, including extra fees. Had to expect a merger would be the worst of both worlds. Glad to see DOJ step in.

Have to give Hillary Clinton credit. . She hasn’t run for office over 6 years and almost no one is better at still making GOP heads explode.

So unarmed protestors picketing outside SCOTUS homes over Roe V. Wade is grounds for outrage and suing DOJ. But January 6 was peaceful sightseeing? The gospel according to Fox News.

And can you imagine if Nancy Pelosi gave the footage to Rachel Maddow? GOP would have called for her impeachment.

Florida GOP will ban abortion after 6 weeks gestation. But leaving aside many women don’t know they are pregnant then, also no way of knowing that early if fetus is healthy or nonviable. And Florida trying to bully other pharmacies into banning mifepristone.

Florida GOP hates women.

Don’t love Joe Manchin But before spending time and energy and money for a primary challenger please look at West Virginia demographics. Any other Democrat would lose. The way we deal with Manchin is elect more Democrats from blue and purple states. Make him irrelevant.

Senators Amy Klobuchar & Mike Lee agree on very little, but they agree Amazon & Apple are hurting consumers by their monopolistic behavior. Antitrust isn’t partisan issue. House GOP claims to care about inflation. Why aren’t bills being brought to floor in both House and Senate?

Admitting to treasonous accomplices at FBI in plain sight. From Trump fundraising email. No joke “We’ve now learned select group of honorable FBI agents wanted to CLOSE DOWN the Mar-a-Lago document investigation – but Biden’s Attorney General OVERRULED them in tense showdown.”

Brain balks?

Posted March 7, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Apparently all three Jeopardy players last night missed all the”In the Sport” clues, including guessing this sport for $200 –

“Inherited runners, appeal play, pickoff.”

I’m so old I remember when baseball was considered the “thinking man’s sport.”

Tommy Tuberville in Senate today claims to care about young women by attacking trans youth: He quotes conservative website- “28 separate women’s sports titles have been won by biological males since 2003.” 28, around world in all sports in 20 years, out of THOUSANDS.

And yes, this is the same “protector of girls Tommy Tuberville who as former Auburn coach handed a one-game suspension to star player charged with rape of 15-year-old girl.

Not sure what I think about Derek Carr as QB of New Orleans Saints. Cautiously optimistic. But at least they didn’t sign Jimmy G

And this prediction from a Raiders fan friend. “Saints will be in the playoffs. Raiders will be 3-11.”


Sen. John Kennedy from Louisiana at CPAC claimed US “governed by deeply weird, nauseously woke people who hate George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Seuss… On top of everything else he got wrong about history has Kennedy heard of “The Lorax?

I’m so old that I remember when I thought less of Gavin Newsom because he had an affair while married to Kimberly Guilfoyle….

Walgreens bowed to pressure from GOP Attorney Generals not to sell legal medications in red states. So conservatives are fine with Walgreens in future bowing to pressure from Dem attorney generals to stop selling legal medications like Viagra, or even tobacco, in blue states?

Got email tonight “Get started w/ Walgreens app.” They noticed I deleted app?

“Questions, comments, just want to drop us a line? We’re always here to listen Our mailing address is Walgreen Co., 200 Wilmot Rd. MS #2002, Deerfield, IL 60015” If anyone uses snail mail. Have fun.

The way the ping pong ball bounces?

Posted March 6, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, now 15-49, and 16-49, played back to back games this weekend,

Wonder if either team considered giving away toy tanks?

In Tennessee, GOP claims “Drag show law will prevent public from being blindsided by a sexualized performance.” No more sexualized performances in public?. So Tennessee also plans to ban child beauty pageants, along with a lot of public dancing, college and NFL cheerleading?


When free agent quarterback Derek Carr visited New York, they apparently told Carr they believe he’d be a first-ballot Hall of Famer if he joined the Jets. Has anyone checked Jets officials for concussions?

Jeff Bezos’ $500 MILLION new superyacht, under construction for five year, just set sail this weekend

But Republicans, tell us again how billionaires need tax cuts?

If you aren’t already a fan of Democratic Florida congressman. Maxwell Frost. On Ron Deathsantis “He is abusing his power and using the state to target political opponents and political enemies. And there’s a word for that, and it’s fascism. And we have to be honest about it.”

Ron DeSantis at Ronald Reagan Library today claimed “In 2021, Florida set record for domestic tourism while California tourism declined by 22%.”

For some reason he didn’t mention COVID deaths , which even with what Florida admits are almost DOUBLE rate of California. Pro life my a**

But for all Ron brags about Florida tourism,

Headlines on train derailments:

Democrats lead rail safety legislation

Headlines on inflation:

Democrats deliver lower insulin prices.

Headlines on risk to kids online

Democrats have leglislation to protect children’s online privacy.

Problem is, media thinks problems are better clickbait than real or proposed solutions.

What happened to faith, family and freedom? Texas GOP censuring one of their own, Ton Gonzales, not for a crime, but because he supported the Respect for Marriage Act. And stronger gun control laws. Gonzales is the Congressman from Uvalde.

If Gonzalez would like to consider becoming a conservative Democrat, it’s messy sometimes, but we have a really big blue tent.

April 2022 – Lauren Bobo tweeted Americans should be 21 before they make “life-altering decisions about their sexuality & identity.”

April 2023 – her son, about to turn 18, will discover how life-altering HIS sexuality decision was when he & his 16 yr old girlfriend have a baby.

Walgreens sent their weekly ad to my email this morning. My response has gone from click to delete.

Come on Walgreens. Never too late to say “We made a mistake.


“Well, nobody’s perfect,” might be the best last line in film.

But seeing “Some Like it Hot” as a kid didn’t turn me gay.

For that matter I loved “Gigi” and “Pretty Woman.” They didn’t turn me into a courtesan nor a hooker.

GOP needs to grow the bleep up.

Slipping towards the weekend

Posted March 4, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Glad he’ll recover and yes, I know my better angels say never to laugh at anyone’s misfortune but…

NASCAR superstar Chase Elliott, who’d apparently never missed a Cup Start Series start in eight years, will be out for a while after successful surgery for a leg injury -resulting from a snowboarding accident in Colorado.

Think if your day job is racing cars at very high speeds around a track, just maybe for a hobby it wouldn’t be a bad idea to try something like fishing or pickleball?

Two arrests of star football players for reckless driving in the past two weeks… one in connection with a crash where two people died.

And Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart says the team doesn’t have a “culture problem.”

Georgia just repeated as NCAA national champions. So how does Smart define a culture problem? Losing football games?

Marriage isn’t easy and not rejoicing in anyone else’s troubles but the biggest shock about George and Kellyanne Conway’s divorce is that they actually made it 22 years.

If politicians are going to get their knickers in a knot over pronouns, then why don’t they all adopt the Southern solution? Call everyone “Y’all.”


If we didn’t already know the media is addicted to train wrecks, I give you their constant headline coverage of CPAC.

In Kansas, record number of voters, on bipartisan basis in 2022 turned out to vote for abortion rights. But Walgreens in Kansas has caved to a Republican AG who threatened the pharmacy chain on mifepristone. Wonder what would happen if an AG threatened them for selling Viagra?

So do Ron Deathsantis and his GOP cult members in Florida want to come after travel bloggers if they write about how his anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman policies are making Florida a less attractive vacation destination? Asking for a friend.


Hey supposed “pro-life” people. Gay relationships almost never result in abortions. Just saying.


Scoring at home?

Posted March 3, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Look, I love baseball.

But is there anything more meaningless than spring training final scores?

Former football coach Tommy Tuberville (Old Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, Cincinnati. the last three of who fired him) is now pontificating regularly in the US Senate..

“All of this woke, transgender athletes, CRT, 1619. We don’t teach reading, writing, and arithmetic anymore. You know half the kids in this country, when they graduate, can’t read the diploma.”

Anyone think Tuberville’s recruitment standards for stars went as high as “read the diploma?”

“All the President’s Menu?’

Even Stephen Colbert is weighing in on the right wing outrage over Joe and Jill Biden ordering the SAME DISH at a restaurant.

Well, at least this could give a lot of long-married couples something to talk about if they go out to eat this weekend.

Now that Alex Murdaugh has been -quickly – convicted – of murder – sure seems like he planned the killings carefully in advance thinking he’d get away with it. And many Americans thought he’d be acquitted. If you needed any more proof of white male privilege

Why is it so hard for some to believe Alex Murdaugh would have killed his wife and son? 2022 report showed that 45,000 women and girls –(56%) of the 81,100 murdered last year worldwide – were killed by their husband, partner or other relative.

Bu yeah, richly deserved guilty verdict for Alex Murdaugh in just over 3 hours? Heck, most Americans have waited on hold with an airline in the last year longer than that.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown yesterday on Senate floor talked about new GOP Senator J.D Vance working with him to help people in East Palestine. J.D. Vance at CPAC today talked about working to help East Palestine & attacked Democrats. No mention of Sherrod. See the difference?

Apparently Chuck Schumer & Hakeem Jeffries asked Fox News executives not to spread “grave propaganda” about 2020 election & demanded commentators who’ve falsely suggested election was stolen acknowledge on air they were wrong. Will they also demand the sun not rise in the east?

JD Vance talking at CPAC about “dignity of work & of moms & dads supporting their family. We want policies that are going to make that easier to happen.” So when is Vance signing on as co-sponsor of Amy Klobuchar & Dan Sullivan’s “Child Care Workforce & Facilities Act?”

Double coverage

Posted March 2, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Jalen Carter, part of Georgia’s national championship team, and a top NFL draft prospect, has now been charged with reckless driving and racing in connection with a January 15 crash, the night after the Bulldogs championship parade, that killed a teammate and a recruiting staff member.

The police claim he was racing the car of the two who died, although Carter originally claimed he was a mile away from the crash. .

So clearly this means major consequences for the star defensive tackle…. as in he might fall to a LATE first round pick?

The jersey worn by SF 49ers quarterback Joe Montana in two Super Bowl victories just sold for $1.212 million at auction, more than doubling the $480,000 paid for Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022.

Uh oh, don’t tell Tom, he might have to un-retire to try to beat THAT record.-

NOT making this up. Fox News front page headline.

“President Biden, first lady’s restaurant order sparks strong reactions.” What did Joe and Jill do? They went to DC restaurant and ORDERED THE SAME PASTA dish. Gosh, by GOP standards today practically an impeachable offense.

Great news today! Bowing to pressure from President Biden & Democrats, Eli Lilly announced it will cap out-of-pocket cost of its insulin at $35 a month, & lower list price for several other products. Fox News isn’t trying to both sides this news. They’re just not covering it.

Reading about Supreme Court questioning in student loan relief case makes it seem likely conservative judges will rule forgiving student debt is an action that can only be taken by Congress. OK then, in 2024 we need to elect a Congress that will pass such legislation. #VoteBlue

In Judiciary hearing, AG Garland joked w/ Amy Klobuchar on antitrust issue – ” I would not comment but know all too well.” then added he wouldn’t try to match Mike Lee for quips

Klobuchar & Lee agree on little, but they are united against Ticketmaster. It’s a good thing.

Why hasn’t that gotten coverage?

And Josh Hawley in Judiciary & on Twitter is full of manufactured outrage today, mostly directed at Dems & AG Garland. But he’s also joined Sherrod Brown, JD Vance, Fetterman, Casey & Rubio to introduce Railway Safety Act of 2023. Crickets on that. Being reasonable hurts his brand?

J.D. Vance part of new bipartisan group introducing rail safety bill. And apparently he’s been working with Sherrod Brown in Ohio to help residents of East Palestine. Don’t get me wrong, Tim Ryan would have been much better, but is new Senator actually taking his job seriously?

Ted Cruz attacked Biden FAA Administrator nominee Phil Washington over his lack of aviation experience, and claims he’d support him IF he were qualified.

This excuse would be a lot more plausible if Cancun Cruz hasn’t opposed almost EVERYONE Biden has nominated for everything.

Streaking towards march.

Posted March 1, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Love Gregg Popovich. But in a year where we Spurs fans are all now rooting for ping pong balls, hope this Spurs win tonight isn’t a sign of the apocalypse.

Kevin Durant will debut for the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday vs the Charlotte Hornets. So NBA and betting fans, guess this starts the clock, how long untl KD asks to be traded?

Velveeta Voldemort sending nonstop fundraising emails today ahead of FEC deadline saying “contribute now for 1500% impact.” So who’s funding that 1500% match? And is it calculated in rubles?

Haven’t heard a single Republican railing about Americans paying for student loan relief that doesn’t benefit them personally say a darn word about farm subsidies.


As a Florida resident for four years in high school and vacations during college, can tell you, Walt Disney World was the butt of jokes even then for their power. They turned a swamp into a major tourist destination. For good and bad. But we all knew one thing. Don’t mess with the Mouse.

In case you didn’t know – the Walt Disney Company is the largest on-site employer in Florida with nearly 80,000 workers. Just saying.

Tourism is the state’s greatest source of income. And 80% of their revenue comes from sales tax. Florida needs Walt Disney World more than Walt Disney World needs Florida.

Araceli Martinez-Olguin needed VP tie-breaking vote to be confirmed to U.S. District Court for Northern District of Calif. Zero GOP votes. She’s Princeton & UC Berkeley Law School grad so it’s not her education. Was it her gender or being Mexican-born Latina that upset GOP?

Florida Gov. Ron DeathSantis in his book attacks government bureaucrats: “almost entirely from “coastal, college-educated, self-appointed elite.”

Ron grew up in Dunedin, coastal Florida town in Tampa area,, then went to Yale & Harvard Law school.

He doesn’t want you to know that.

Stephen Colbert about Ron DeSantis

Florida is a redoubt of sanity where woke ideology goes to die

I want to fact check you there Governor “Florida is a madhouse of doubtful sanity where everyone goes to die.

Marsha Blackburn is whining about how President Biden, who has the right to nominate judges, is transforming the federal judiciary.

Marsha didn’t have a problem when Mitch McConnell and Donald Tr*mp changed the rules – twice -to transform SCOTUS

Tesla is building factory in Mexico. Maybe it will help with immigration by providing more employment for Mexicans to stay home.

But you know if it were a company with a “woke” CEO, Fox and other right-wing media would be screaming about Tesla taking American jobs..

It even wouldn’t have to be a Presidential campaign. In 2022, some ads for Republicans ran on MSNBC last fall, along with ads against Democratic legislation against Big Pharma. Imagine if the network told Democrats about the content in advance….

Broken down.

Posted February 28, 2023 by left coast sports babe
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Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux was carted off the field Monday after suffering with a right knee injury during L.A’s spring training game today.

Hate to see anyone get hurt a month before the season starts, but brings up the question, who’s left as a free agent Dodgers can throw big bucks at to fill-in for him?

Lebron James has a foot injury and may be out several weeks, which could affect the Lakers’ playoff chances.

Because yes, after 60 of 82 games, being under 500 and in 12th place out of 15 teams, the play-in round still gives a team a decent shot of making the postseason.

Stephen Colbert says Former Guy does DJing at Mar-A-Lago. Looked it up & yep, direct Tr*mp quote: “You know what gets them rocking? ‘YMCA.'”‘YMCA… the gay national anthem. They call it the gay national anthem…” Uh, Don said gay. Shouldnt that get him kicked out of Florida.

KC and The Sunshine Band was trending today in high school. Remember seeing them at Disney World back when I was in high school. Let’s see, a band with black members singing “Shake your booty.” Have to imagine Ron Deathsantis would probably have them banned now.

Ron DeathSantis today; “In 1967, Florida Legislature “gifted extraordinary special privileges to a single corporation.” In 1967, Central Florida was just a swamp. Walt Disney Corporation has driven & still drives Florida tourism .

Can we start calling DeSantis the Lying King?

On Rachel Maddow, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown talks about teaming up with J.D Vance to push for long term health solutions in East Palestine. This doesn’t get covered enough: When Senators who disagree on most things work together for bipartisan solutions for American people.

House Republicans are vowing to investigate President Biden’s handling of the East Palestine train disaster. But not apparently the Former Guy’s slashing of safety regulations that led to the derailment in the first place.

Ohio Gov. Mike Devine, broke his fibula last week when he tripped while visiting East Palestine. Fortunately he’ll be fine but needs to wear boot for a while.

DeVine is 76.

Imagine conservative media if President Biden had tripped last week in Poland or Ukraine and broke a bone in HIS foot?