Archive for February 2017

Missed it by that much

February 28, 2017

So how long until Warren Beatty has really good offer from Southwest  Air to star in a commercial? #WannaGetAway

 

But really, a week after the #Oscars how many Americans usually really remember who won “Best Picture?”

To be fair, they were given the wrong envelope. Dunaway and Beatty haven’t felt ambushed like that since they played Bonnie and Clyde.

-Knicks center Joakim Noah will probably be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Making him luckier than the rest of the team.

Jim Harbaugh said last week that he should get “an endurance medal” for lasting four years with the current 49ers ownership.
And season ticket holders are going “Who are we, chopped liver?”

That morning you wake up to find that George W. Bush has become a defender of the media voice of reason? #WTF

Wonder what happens if some one actually throws a shoe at Trump?

Donald Trump – “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” Well, nobody who’s never had to worry about healthcare a day in his life.

So yes, same folks talking about sanctity of life & pregnant woman being a “host” want to do away with mandatory pregnancy insurance coverage.

 

Trump to Breitbart “I think (Oscars) were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get act together at end.” It really is all about him.

So where’s the @realDonaldTrump terrorism tweet about the Kansas guy who killed what he thought were “two Iranians?”

 

Trump Healthcare will be very simple: Any reports of someone being denied or unable to afford coverage will be deemed to be #FakeNews

 

The JCC (Jewish Community Center) in Palo Alto, California was closed for two hours Monday night after a bomb threat, one of over 30 such calls to various JCCs and schools today. So maybe our Tweeter-in-Chief could stop worrying about perceived insults long enough to decry this?

 

As some Democrats engage in yet another purity test battle, a good time to remember the words of the immortal Dr. Gregory House: “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.”

 

 

 

Donald Trump on protests against him “I think that Pres.Obama is behind it.” Uh, sir, Obama is relaxing & living good life. Like you on weekends.

 

 

 

 

From Marc Ragovin:  “Simple explanation for the Oscar screw up: Moonlight won the electoral college.

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Blame it on the electoral college

February 27, 2017

How many of us would have loved to wake up Nov 9, 2016 & found out those networks reporting election results were as accurate as #Oscars?

So now that #Moonlight has been correctly called as Best Picture at the #Oscars can we have a redo on the 2016 Presidential Election?

Not quite sure what happened.  But after tonight will the Oscares announce  Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty will redo Bonnie & Clyde?. This time getaway car drives away w/ left blinker on.

So when did #Oscars become #FakeNews? I blame Trump

Waiting for Trump to tweet angrily that the Academy failed to nominate him for his great acting performance as a populist.

LaLaLand still keeps the Best Picture award for movies most Americans have actually seen?

Happiest man in the US right now not associated with #Moonlight has to be #SteveHarvey #Oscars

Thought La La Land was good, not great. Have to think though after the Oscars that sexism trumps racism. #HiddenFigures #Moonlight

So does Trump watch the #Oscars or just rely on Fox News to tell him who to attack?

Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam arrested this morning in Miami on reckless driving and drug charges, mostly marijuana. You’d think these idiots would make enough money to spend weekends in Colorado.

Not big Nascar fan, still think better to run out of gas on last lap leading #Daytona500 than playing safe & finishing 4th @KyleLarsonRacing

Actor Bill Paxton, 61, died Sunday. Sad. Much too young. And also when you die on the morning of the Oscars it’s too late to be featured in the “In Memoriam” segment. #bustohell

You know the world has turned upside down when Chris Christie is the voice of reason, saying that GOP lawmakers should have town halls. “Welcome to the real world of responsibility. I understand why members of Congress don’t like it. But you know what? You asked for the job. Go do it.”

Judge Joseph Wapner, 97, from “The People’s Court” has died. Wonder if Trump had him on his Supreme Court list?

 

Back to a bit of seriousness…

This DNC chair thing is overblown IMHO. And plenty of time to come together for the midterms. But for all those who are convinced the GOP is thrilled that the Democrats chose Tom Perez – right, because they’d have just hated running against a party chaired by a Black Muslim or a young gay man…. (Ellison/Buttigieg)

 

Regarding the fact that Perez was on Hillary’s side against Bernie. I can understand how Sanders supporters might find that off-putting. But as someone who has been involved in local politics for decades now, I know that it’s messy. I’ve seen candidates in the primaries and in city races tell outright lies about opponents being secretly Republican, spread false rumors about affairs, illegal contributions, run attack ads that are misleading at best, etc. Unfortunately I’ve seen, as most of us have, good people make bad choices. And sometimes as awful as the campaigns get, you still have to vote in the general election for a candidate you don’t personally admire. To put it mildly.
Not saying it’s right. But it’s sausage making.

 

 

Charged up

February 26, 2017

2016 Heisman finalist Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma’s QB, was arrested this morning in Fayetteville, Arkansas for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and felony fleeing the scene.
Mayfield is returning to the Sooners for his senior year, but sure sounds like he’s NFL ready.

 

But if  Mayfield was going to get that drunk you do think he should have stayed in  Oklahoma where cops know him & not Arkansas?  #cantfixstupid

 

A-Rod and Anne Wojcicki have reportedly broken up after dating for about a year. “That’s shocking, I thought they’d stay together forever.” said nobody

Lonzo Ball’s dad to ESPN “My boy is going to play for the Lakers, and I’m going to speak it into existence. I want him to be a Laker, but I wasn’t saying he’s only going to play for the Lakers.”
Whatever Lonzo wants to buy with that 1st big NBA paycheck, he sure won’t need a helicopter.

 

The University of South Florida’s men’s basketball team, 7-20, not only lost to Tulsa Thursday night, but they lost two players temporarily when they apparently fell asleep at the Houston airport and missed their connecting flight home.
Hmm, guess there are worse teams to play for than the Brooklyn Nets.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom called Sean Spicer’s comments on marijuana “grossly uninformed.” Well, sort of describes Spicer’s comments on most everything.

Syrian cinematographer whose film, “The White Helmets, about the nation’s civil war has been nominated for an Oscar has been denied entry to the US. So he will not be at the Academy Awards. If the film wins can Meryl Streep accept in his place?

 

Trump says he won’t attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Stand up to our enemies? He can’t even face real reporters.

Do you think @realDonaldTrump knows that the #WhiteHouseCorrespondents dinner isn’t until late April?

If Trump isn’t going to #WhiteHouseCorrespondentsDinner anyone know if Alec Baldwin is available?

 

Fortunately no fatalities but a man is in custody after an truck ran in to a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans and injured almost 30 people. The driver of the pickup truck was said to be “highly intoxicated.” Proving again alas, that we generally have less to fear from terrorists than good-old-American bad behavior and stupidity.

 

Inside baseball Democratic stuff below…

Had no strong preference in #DNCChair fight. Have strong hope supporters of all candidates can come together to fight GOP & not each other.

 

Time will tell. But not giving #TomPerez a chance is not very Democratic. #DNCChair

 

 

If the Democrats want to win in 2018 and 2020 it’s going to take the whole party. The progressive wing, the moderate wing, and yes, even some of the conservative wing. Big tents are not just for elephants.

 

When you gotta go…

February 24, 2017
All this panic over transgenders and bathrooms is completely lost on any woman who ever looked at the line and said “F*ck it, I’m using the men’s room.”

Muhammad Ali Jr. apparently was profiled & detained at Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Clearly his father should have named him Frederick Douglass.

There is no day that can’t be improved by hearing Jon Miller on the radio. #SpringTraining @SFGiants

So while we’re trying to shorten MLB games by a few minutes, what about eliminating “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch EVERY single Sunday . Even God has to be thinking, “Enough already, play ball.”

 

 

A Chicago sports anchor was suspended for saying that President Trump is a “cartoon lunatic.” Did he offend cartoons or lunatics?

J.C.Penney is closing 110 stores. Shocking. J.C. Penney still has stores?

Orioles Team VP John Angelos says he doesn’t want Trump to throw out the first pitch unless the President apologizes first
“You don’t say those things about women, you don’t say those things about different ethnic groups, different national origins, people who are disabled, all of that — and if you do say them, you’re a big enough person to withdraw them and apologize,”
Standby for “the Orioles are losers” tweets in 3.2.1….

Now Orioles made it clear Trump isn’t really welcome would someone like to ask Nats manager Dusty Baker what he thinks of the President?

Trump is calling @CNN the “Clinton News Network.” I thought it was just losers who weren’t supposed to be able to get over an election.

If Trump banning news outlets from press conferences can #AlecBaldwin do alternative press conferences as replacements?

Trump says the media “are the enemy of the people because they have no sources. They just make them up when there are none.”
Right, then he excludes them from the press briefing so they HAVE no direct source.

Trump – “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me.” Is he trying to prove you always hurt the one you love?

Can’t wait to see @SNL skits on Trump press gaggle. What, no new show again this week? Can we start an emergency petition?

Trump whining at #CPAC that “Paris is no longer Paris.” France and rest of Europe – “The USA is no longer the USA.”

 

So much worry over bathrooms.  Becky Hammon has been in Spurs locker room since 2014; it doesn’t appear to have gone too badly.

Good to see GOP legislators focusing on what’s really important: (UPI) — An Arkansas state senator introduced a bill calling for the renaming of Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

 

Right about now..

February 24, 2017

Right about now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be wishing  Jameis Winston had stuck to shoplifting crab legs.

Jameis Winston was speaking to elementary age children when he talked about boys being “strong.”  “But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle..”

 

#JameisWinston says he made “a poor word choice.” No, using F-bomb with 3rd graders is a “poor word choice.”  You’re just a sexist a**hole.

 

So all of these  CPAC homophobes are really more comfortable with Caitlyn Jenner & her friends joining them in the men’s room?

Just got a “pre-sale” offer for #ChrisBrown “The Party Tour.” Shouldn’t tour be titled “And the hits just keep on coming?” #bustohell

Steve Bannon at CPAC said the media is “dead wrong” in their portrayal of Trump. More like he wishes they were both.

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Trump says the  US has ‘fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.’ Right, like billionaires have fallen behind with the economic recovery.

Sean Spicer talked today about the “opioid addiction crisis” and added “There is still a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and drugs of that nature. I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,”
Opioids are in the same category as marijuana? What has HE been smoking?

 

Ah Caitlyn,  you didn’t notice those orange fingers behind her back?  Jenner’s Tweet on Thursday.

“Well @realDonaldTrump, from one Republican to another, this is a disaster. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me. ”
John Boehner now says the GOP is “going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen. Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act that’s going to be there.”
Never thought I’d even (slightly) miss Boehner.

 

Rioting in Arizona is defined now as “Two or more people using or threatening force or violence in a way that disturbs the peace.”
A new Senate bill would expand the definition to include property damage, and allow the prosecution of protest organizers if someone riots during the protest. Or if prosecutors claim they fear rioting, they could arrest people just for planning an event.
Of course, we’ve never had out of control law enforcement in Arizona.

So at the same time the GOP is trying to gut the ACA and talk about “personal responsibility” they are getting rid of nutrition requirements for school lunches. Yeah, because 7 year olds need to make smart life choices. #SMH

Kellyanne Conway is back, slamming feminists. (“Anti-male, pro-abortion.”) And saying “this whole sisterhood, this whole ‘let’s go march for women’s rights” has a “presumptive negativity about women in power.”
Uh, Kellyanne, most of these feminists you are talking about voted for a woman to have the power of the Presidency…

Just a final US  thought. Apparently Betsy Devos – gasp – wanted to do the right thing for trans kids with school bathroom regulations, but was told to keep quiet and stand down by men in the Trump administration.
So maybe Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris should take Devos for a girl’s night out and a little “I am woman” pep talk… Who knows what other seditious thoughts they might sow?

Houston, where are we?

February 22, 2017

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is sending the Apollo 11 Command Module on a tour around the U.S. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. 50 years?! Wow. Assume the capsule will travel cross country with its left blinker on.

After receiving a new NCAA notice of allegations that brings the total to 21, Ole Miss officials announced they are self-imposing a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season.
What a shame after their great 2016 bowl appearance…. oh, wait, they were 5-7. Never mind.

 

Rumors are that Kirk Cousins might be traded from the Redskins to the 49ers. Would be the owner equivalent of going from one frying pan into a younger frying pan.

 

In April, McDonald’s will have a promotion where all soft drinks, even the extra-large size, will be only $1. Using the restroom, however, may be $5.

“7 Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star” How long until Trump takes credit for making galaxy great again. HUGE

 

So this intentional walk change in MLB is for real. Got a better idea with same time results, let the pitcher still throw his 4 pitches, but take one of the between-inning commercials and put it on half the screen. Then shorten one of those breaks. #dontmesswithbaseball

Kellyanne Conway hasn’t been seen lately. Wonder if she’s in the same “undisclosed location” they used to put Dick Cheney?

From Politico article talking to Trump associates “Leaving him alone for several hours can prove damaging, because he consumes too much television and gripes to people outside the White House.”
So basically Twitter has become his way of screaming “You punks get off my lawn?”

If protestors were paid as often as @POTUS & @PressSec seem to think they are, they’d be rich enough to vote GOP.

Pence says GOP will bring “individual responsibility back to American health care.” In other words, if you’re sick it’s your responsibility.

So if transgender bathrooms are a states’ rights issue, does that mean that, for example, marijuana is too?

 

As much as some conservatives freak out, guessing most have been in bathrooms with transgenders & HAVEN’T EVEN NOTICED.

 

It’s as dangerous to allow trans kids in school bathrooms  as it was to visit Bowling Green during the massacre. #ProtectTransKids

 

Reportedly six White House staffers left last week after failing FBI background checks. Considering some of the stories on those who DID make it through, even to the Cabinet, you do have to wonder what these guys did.

 

 

Marc Ragovin FTW

Lakers President Jeanie Buss has fired her brother Jim because of the team’s poor record. “Amateur,” said Kim Jong-Un

There’s a Magic.

February 21, 2017

Lakers President #JeannieBuss fired her brother today. Well, at least they have 9 months to get over it before Thanksgiving.

Magic Johnson has now been promoted to president of basketball operations for the Lakers. Of course what the team really needs is a vintage Magic PLAYING for the Lakers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Magic Johnson.  But how about all those those NBA titles Michael Jordan won as an owner?

MLB may change the intentional walk rule for 2017 to allow for a dugout signal instead of four actual pitches out of the strike zone So if a manager changes pitchers, then a pinch-hitter results in the decision for an IBB a relief pitcher could lose the game without throwing the ball once.

Sammy Sosa, who still denies taking PEDs, told a Cubs employee in an interview ““It’s like Jesus Christ when he came to Jerusalem. Everybody thought Jesus Christ was a witch, and he was our savior. So if they talk s–t about Jesus Christ, what about me? Are you kidding me?”
Uh, if Sosa’s mentioning Jesus shouldn’t it be less a comparison and more like “Jesus wept?”

 

A-Rod says there is a “zero percent” chance he will play major league baseball again. “So you are saying there’s a chance?”

A hearing underway to determine if a then 71-year old man can use the “Stand Your Ground” defense for fatally shooting a 43-year old man 3 years ago in a movie theater. Apparently the shooter, a retired cop, had told the younger man to stop texting, and during the argument the victim threw popcorn at him.
Yeah, did you have to ask? Florida.

My friend Pat found this quote during a Parliamentary debate on whether or not to allow Trump a State visit to England, Paul Flynn of the Labour Party said ” the President’s intelligence level is protozoan”.
Only problem, Trump probably thinks “protozoan” is a compliment.

Clearly what Trump meant to say when he criticized Obama is that a President should only play golf on courses he owns.

#ChrisBrown‘s latest ex has had restraining order filed against him for alleged abuse. Congrats to all those who had 2/21/2017 in the pool.

Milo Yiannopoulos has “resigned” from Breitbart, “effective immediately.” So guess there really was a floor after all on “How low can you go?

The DOJ reports a Missouri man, Robert Hester, was charged after allegedly trying to launch a terrorist attack in the U.S. supporting ISIS (Fortunately, he was working with undercover law enforcement personnel instead of real terrorists.
Hester is a U.S. Citizen, born in Missouri. Yeah, those refugee and other visa bans are really going to keep us safe….

“When he said that the fake news media is not my enemy, it’s the enemy of the American people, I believe that crosses an important line. It’s a different thing when it’s a president — because if it’s a president you like trying to talk about the press being the enemy of the people, then it’s going to be a president you don’t like saying the same thing. And that’s very dangerous.”

Another commie-pinko attacking Trump? Nope. Chris Wallace of Fox News.’

So Trump is now tweeting angrily that “The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!”
But everyone who shows up at his rallies is a hard-working decent American patriot. Got it.

In all seriousness, if one of the best ways to fight terrorism is for members of the community to come forward – “If you see something say something” – but coming forward might now get you deported, isn’t Trump working on making America much LESS safe?

 

Same people accusing media of inciting fear among immigrants and foreign-looking Americans with random stories of deportation seem to have no problem with Trump and company inciting fear with random and often fake stories of terrorism