Pink is the new black?

Posted January 21, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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How can I be a Spurs fan in Northern California?   Here’s one big reason.

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2017/01/21/popovich-has-more-to-say-about-president-trump/

But the Spurs did play a pretty good “pre-season” game against the Cavs tonight.

 

Lebron James has indicated that Gregg Popovich coaching the 2020 Olympic team might get him to join. So guess Lebron wants to try the actual experience of being coached?

 

 

 

 

Curt Schilling on Twitter  “I want to hear one, just one woman from that march give one legitimate “right” she’s afraid of ‘losing”. So insanely stupid.”

Six words – put a bloody sock in it.

Headline “Trump begins Day 2 of Presidency with Prayers.” In this he is probably joined by many millions of Americans. #Godhelpus

Trump said yesterday’s inaugural crowd “looked like a million people.” Well, guessing he’s pretty used to overestimating size.

Trump  at the CIA “When I was young, we were always winning things in this country. We’d win with trade. We’d win with wars.”

Somehow missed hearing him add “We’d have won Vietnam, if I hadn’t had to get those deferments.”

Trump press secretary Sean Spicer said “we’re going to hold the press accountable,” and insisted “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, and the photos were “intentionally framed” to downplay the crowd.
#heseemsnice

#SpicerFacts So many people tried to get in to see the inaugural we had to build a wall around Washington DC. And Mexico paid for it.

another Spicer Fact?   People allegedly in #WomensMarch pictures were actually at inauguration instead. Media just photoshopped them in & added pink hats.

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Meanwhile in Austin, an estimated 50,000 women marched.  Which reportedly was the largest gathering  ever in the state.  (Well,  not involving football.)

Somewhere Molly Ivins is smiling.

As impressive as #WomensMarch is, let’s hope we remember when we stop being focused on fighting Trump not to start fighting each other.

In the spirit of the Women’s March and an antidote to Inaugural Week, I highly recommend Hidden Figures. Seriously.

 

One America?

Posted January 21, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Not that America ever could unite easily on anything. But for a suggestion, could I suggest that after Trump’s inaugural that pitchers and catchers report early?

But yes, it won’t be TOO long until the jokes about rich white privilege can at least temporarily be focused on the Yankees.

I’m all for protests against our new @POTUS . But will these protesters remember to make as much of an effort for the 2020 election?

Obama’s last phone call as President was apparently to thank Angela Merkel,. Yes, Germany is last bastion of liberalism #whythereisnosatire

On a brighter note for moderates and liberals, Trump now has his own @realDonaldTrump AND @Potus twitter accounts. Maybe it will keep him busy enough to limit the damage?

 

 

So how many people woke up this morning with the hope of hearing at 12noon. “I was just kidding.”

 

Some complain that Trump’s speech was reminiscent of Batman villain Bane. How silly, it was much more Darth Vader.

It was a great Inauguration speech for all those who hate waiting between Olympics for all those USA USA USA!! chants.

 

“We are going to be protected by God”. Uh, if God was protecting us Trump probably wouldn’t be making this speech.

“For too long a small group of people in Washington have reaped the rewards”. But now I’m going to make sure my rich friends get their share

“Righteous people”. Code for “white men”.

Hate idea of #PresidentTrump as much as anyone. But anyone idiotic enough to protest by destroying property is playing into his rhetoric.

 

#AmericaFirst would be lot more believable if it not spouted from lips of man whose 2 out of 3 wives have been immigrants. #Inauguration

 

Yes, he’s comedy gold, but I’d have preferred to spend day struggling to think of a good inaugural ball pantsuit joke. #Inauguration

 

And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain… #InauguralBall

“Identity politics” is tossed around like “snowflakes” as a derogatory term these days. But I would venture that most people who do the tossing are people who don’t feel justifiably threatened and scared by the new administration.

From Marc Ragovin :” Wonderful inaugural speech by Trump. I hear the Russian judge gave it an 11.”

Voting and other consequences

Posted January 19, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Russell Westbrook left off as a starter for the NBA All-Star team?!. Ah for the days when inexplicable voting by Americans just impacted meaningless exhibition games.

Stanford has 11 players on rosters of the four teams left alive in this weekend’s NFL championship games.  The next closest school, Alabama, has 7.  #nerdnation

Trump has appointed Woody Johnson as his ambassador to Great Britain. So Johnson will do for America’s reputation in England what he’s done for the Jets?

Trump talking about huge crowds for inaugural concert .  Based on actual numbers even the Montreal Expos are giggling.

El Chapo has been extradited over to US. So will Trump name him Drug Czar?

 

Now GOP has set precedent hope Senate Dems feel justified not voting on any potential Supreme Court nominee. Only 1383 days to next election.

Trump doesn’t like PC, wonder why he didn’t ask the Stanford band to perform at inaugural – they could have played Yellow River.

So when Trump takes oath of office will he be saying “So help me, me.”?

Spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump’s incoming cabinet will have diversity. Yes, rich and richer.

Rumors are that Trump plans to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. So will PBS be replaced by “Trump TV?”

Rick Perry “After being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.”
Because, hey, don’t we all want to close things down when we have no idea what they do?

Donald and Melania Trump arrived at their inaugural concert to the music of the Rolling Stones’ “Heart of Stone.” #Truthinadvertising

Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin admitted in confirmation hearing today while he headed OneWest Bank, he now regrets kicking some people out of their homes. And one of the “”most troubling” of the foreclosures “was actually to the Octomom.”
At the Onion they are going, “that’s it, we quit. Can’t compete.”

Trump in a speech tonight, “Next time, four years from now, next time we’re going to win the old fashioned way.” As in without Russian help or by getting the most votes?

Nancy Sinatra, when asked how she felt about Trump using “My Way” for the first dance at his inaugural, responded, “Just remember the first line.” Three words “You go girl.”

(And now, the end is near, and so I face, the final curtain…..)

Bash brother.

Posted January 18, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Jose Canseco, voice of reason ““It’s a great day for the hypocrisy of the #HallOfFame voting induct all that used Peds or induct none.”

With steroid era revisited Pudge Rodriguez follows Bud Selig into Hall of Fame, Bonds still excluded. WTF?  Can we blame Russian hackers?

Patriots fans on social media think the commissioner is ducking the Sunday game in Foxboro, And radio station WEEI says “not attending AFC championship may be Roger Goodell’s most embarrassing moment yet.
With all due respect, not attending the game probablyisn’t even going to be Goodell’s most embarrassing moment this week.

 

Yeah, we’re all special snowflakes out in California but did we have to go straight from a drought into becoming a soggier version of Seattle?

Last words from #ObamaPressconference were “Good Luck.” Wonder how tempted he was to add “You’re going to need it.”?

 

If #ChelseaManning said she was only leaking all that classified information on behalf of Russia would GOP be okay with her pardon?

Vladimir Putin defended Donald Trump against allegations he used Russian prostitutes, but added that “ours are the best in the world.” Okay, I’m appalled. Where’s the defense of American worker superiority from Trump on this one?

Despite rumors of him choosing a Latino, Trump has apparently picked ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, 70, as Secretary of Agriculture. Because the President Elect just doesn’t have enough old white men in his cabinet.

#Livefromthe2017Inauguration only REALLY becomes a trending hashtag if we survive through day Trump first gets nuclear codes.

Martin Shkreli, downplaying Twitter suspension ““Twitter is actually pretty obsolete.” Ooh, potential Shkreli Trump war. #Passthelargepopcorn

TMZ reports Michael Flatley is going to dance at one of Trump’s inaugural balls. All together now – “Who?”

Julian Assange had promised to to “agree to US extradition” if “Obama grants Manning clemency.” Now his lawyer says “Mr. Assange welcomes the announcement that Ms. Manning’s sentence will be reduced and she will be released in May, but this is well short of what he sought. Mr. Assange had called for Chelsea Manning to receive clemency and be released immediately.”
As Maya Angelou said “when someone tells you who they are, believe them. The first time.” #snake

Remember those innocent days when we thought worst that could happen Friday was putting another Bush in the White House? #Inauguration

Some discussion and worry about what kind of redecorating Trump might do inside the White House. But he will probably be more focused on putting up neon “T.R.U.M.P” letters outside.

At last?

Posted January 18, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports 49ers will offer their coaching job to Kyle Shanahan after the Falcons’ season has ended. So guess Kyle has to decide if he’s already had enough of playoff pressure.

Actually, Jed York DOES know it was Kyle’s dad Mike who won those Super Bowls, right?

 

 

Redskins owner owner Dan Snyder attended a gala pre-inaugural dinner in DC, along  with Trump, Pence, and Kellyanne Conway.  And of course he’s happy, with Trump moving into the White House, Snyder is longer most hated man in town.

Lebron James said that the Cavs and Warriors aren’t rivals, just “two great teams that have aspirations.” Draymond Green disagrees ”
“Yeah, I think this is a rivalry.” Well, at least it’s nice to have an argument make any sort of headlines these days that isn’t political.

 

In Colorado, a 24-year old Maserati salesman died this weekend in a single-car crash shortly after posting video of himself Facebook Live video of himself driving one of the cars at 111 mph.
Guess he’s the front-runner for 2017’s most expensive Darwin?

Headline “McDonald’s just made a major change to the Big Mac.” Ok, who but me thought saw this and thought – “They’re adding meat?

A DC hair stylist has gone public after Marla Maples asked her to waive her fees to do her & Tiffany’s hair for the inaugural in exchange for “exposure on social media.” Marla’s contact wrote the stylist that she is “messing with the president of the United States, as Maples’ child-support is ending now that Tiffany is 22, and “She is used to a certain lifestyle and you don’t understand that.”
Tragic, really.

Gloria Allred held a press conference this morning with a woman who has accused Trump of sexual assault. And the alleged victim will be filing a lawsuit against the President-Elect.
Yep, you definitely see why Ringling Bros is shutting down. They really can’t compete.

#TrumpHistoryLecture Lincoln, overrated. I’d have freed the slaves without a war. And I’d have never wasted time with a silly play.

In an interview this weekend, President-elect Trump said that NATO was “obsolete.” And we thought as tourists in Europe we’ve been “ugly Americans before….

Sen. Patty Murray today asked Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos if she would commit to keeping funding for public schools intact.
Her response “I look forward, if confirmed, to talking about how we address the needs of all parents and all students.”
Although to be fair, based on 2016 election results, you could argue that U.S. public education isn’t working.

#BetsyDeVos‘s confirmation hearing performance didn’t do much to advance myth of superiority of a private school education.

Trump tweet today that “people are pouring into DC in record numbers.” Ah okay, so that’s why my travel agency computer shows all these hotel rooms available – some at normal reasonable prices.
#hedidntsaywhatkindofrecord

The wrong choice?

Posted January 17, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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So at this point it’s a tight battle for least-wanted gig in USA: performer at Trump inaugural or coach for 49ers.

The Warriors destroyed Cavs tonight in their latest NBA preseason game.

Apparently Las Vegas sports books really took a bath on this weekend’s NFL playoff games. And most Americans feel about as sorry for them as they do for the Cowboys.

When Cubs showed up at White House, Obama tells them “it took you long enough, I’ve only got 4 days left.” #IamgoingtomissthisPresident

 

ESPN reports that in November, two bettors placed a $300 bet on Green Bay and planned to roll their bet over as long as the team kept winning… through the Super Bowl. Their ticket is now worth over $28,000 and will be worth over $76,000 if the Packers beat the Falcons. They then would bet the money on Green Bay against the AFC champion. Guess they figure the $76k wouldn’t be quite enough for them to afford Super Bowl tickets.

Now scalpers are apparently losing money on Inaugural tickets that they can’t sell. So will Trump spin this as making it more affordable?

Had Martin Luther King Jr. survived he’d be only 88 years old. Would Trump have attacked him on Twitter as “talk talk talk no action”? #MLKDAY

Just deleted lots of emails about #MLKDAY sales Thinking when #MLK said “I have a dream” he maybe wasn’t thinking about shoes half off?

With plagiarism charges mounting Monica Crowley steps down from Trump adminstration post Maybe still room on Melania’s speechwriting team?

It’s #TheBachelor time again. Ah, those innocent days when watching Americans make bad choices just involved a soon-to-be broken engagement.

Now scalpers are apparently losing money on Inaugural tickets that they can’t sell. So will Trump spin this as making it more affordable?

Credit where credit is due: Trump on Fox & Friends in 2014 , ‘Russia’s our biggest problem.”

For all those who have been complaining that Donald Trump is spending the last few days that he could be preparing to be Commander in Chief doing stupid stuff like attacking SNL, the President-Elect is moving on…. Now he’s found another network to attack:

“@CNN, of all places, is doing a Special Report on my daughter, Ivanka. Considering it is CNN, can’t imagine it will be great!”

But seriously,  while Trump is threatening to put tariffs on companies who move jobs out of the country, what about penalties on companies who, to increase profits, insist on hiring most employees at under-full time hours without benefits? If he REALLY wanted to MAGA….

And another serious thought:  Yes, MLK and Selma and the “I have a dream” speech were half a century ago. But when an African-American man gets beaten in Evanson, IL for breaking into his OWN car, and when the Voting Rights Act is being gutted across the country, and when 13% of the American population is African-American, but they make up 35-37% of inmates, well it’s kind of a stretch to say we are in a post-racial society.

Lesser evils

Posted January 15, 2017 by left coast sports babe
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Chicago Cubs going to White House Monday instead of usual WS champion mid-season visit. So, White Sox Obama fan vs Trump?. No contest.

There are no style points in field goal kicks. #Packers #MasonCrosby

Joe Buck  at one point today in today’s Green Bay Dallas game “and #Rodgers throws it away…. complete to Cobb.” Good to know Buck is as competent on football as he is on baseball.

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The deflater vs the rapist. In #AFCChampionship can we root for an ice storm? #PITvsNE

 

All these imperfect AFC playoff teams & games really painful to watch for @Raiders fans who must wonder w/ Derek Carr what might have been.

 

Meanwhile #SF49ers interviewing Tom Cable. Those @49ers fans who’ve been saying “Cheer up, it could be worse” might be about to be proved right.

SF 49ers are considering Tom Cable as head coach. Yep, the same Tom Cable who was fired by Al Davis over domestic violence allegations, after Cable had broken his assistant coach’s jaw with a punch. Five words “Winning with class my ass.”

If #DallasCowboys really are America’s team this is not a good omen for #Inauguration week.

ESPN reported Ezekiel Elliott has received follow-up questions about his domestic violence case from July, and he is “still in the process of responding.” So there will be no resolution before the Super Bowl. I am shocked, said nobody paying attention to the NFL.

(actually wonder now with the Green Bay win if the process will suddenly miraculously speed up so any possible suspension would be over sooner in 2017.)

 

A Vermont University study of 16,000 people over 23 years found that regularly eating hotl peppers found to reduce the chance of dying by 13%

I’m gonna live forever!

The latest celebrity to back out of  Trump Inaugural is Andrea Bocelli. Guess he could finally see that performing was a bad idea?   #bustohell

 

Trump says his Obamacare replacement plan is “all but finished.” He’ll unveil it just as soon as he defeats ISIS & releases his tax returns.

Donald Trump  canceled MLK holiday visit to African American History museum. Maybe he just realized the museum honored than just MLK?

Trump tweet early Sunday am  “@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”
So good that the enormity of the oath he is about to take has Trump beginning to focus on the really important things:

Reince Priebus today stated of Walter Shaub, who has been criticizing Trump, that “the head of the government ethics ought to be careful, because that person is becoming extremely political.”

But maybe Shaub has ambitions of becoming director of the FBI?

 

 

 

From T.C.  “The field at Arrowhead Stadium looked good. Those rented Zambonis did a great job.”