Archive for June 2017

The 2nd ring’s the thing?

June 30, 2017

 

Andre Iguodala won’t meet with Golden State Warriors during initial free-agency period. Maybe he wants to start taking May and June off?

Iguodala is meeting first with #Spurs. So maybe it’s not being tired of playoff basketball, maybe he thinks he’s the missing piece like KD?

United Airlines sends out email about new award travel options with Mileage Plus. Why don’t they just use a true title. “If you think it was hard to get a free ticket before…”

Trump 3am tweet “Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!”
In the meantime, who needs health insurance at all? #WTF?

And then to all those gun rights activists who think that it’s really a mental health problem more than a gun problem –  somehow I have missed the NRA protests over proposed cuts in mental health coverage under Trumpcare.

At least one dead besides the killer at a Bronx Hospital. The dead suspect had a past with multiple sexual harassment, abuse and other crimes. But he was just an angry man with a gun. Move along, nothing to see here.

Can we have a moment imagining the reaction if Obama had responded to his critics with same sort of insults & vitriol of Trump?

So now latest Trump scandal involves the National Enquirer. Enough to make us long for the days when their headlines were about Kardashians.

 

Open note to @realDonaldTrump voters, is there ANYTHING he could say or do to make you think it was mistake to elect him? #seriously

Okay, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. But Kate’s Law, which Trump is trumpeting as an example of saving American lives,  goes after immigrants who have been deported before, fair enough. What about those who have been killed by those who are repeat abusers, or drunk drivers, or simply those who have some sort of criminal history where they shouldn’t have had a gun…… their deaths don’t count?

 

(As one more aside, how about laws making it a FELONY to leave a gun in an car when tht gun is stolen and used in a crime.  The gun used in this poor woman’s death was stolen after being left in a car by a federal agent playing tourist in San Francisco.. the media never said for sure if the car was even locked.)

Baseball is life, the rest is just details.

June 29, 2017

Another reason baseball is better than politics. You can hate Yankees & absolutely feel horrible & wish the best for Dustin Fowler.

(for those who don’t follow baseball, he made his major league debut, a dream come true, and crashed into a wall.  Looks like an injury that will put him out for a while.)

ESPN reports Kentucky coach John Calipari has told the Knicks that he’s interested in their president of operations role. Well, Calipari does have a track record of success with amateur talent.

SF Giants  have an off day. So the winning streak continues at least until Friday.

 

Braves DFA’ed Bartolo Colon, Mets are considering taking him back. Unless SF Giants get there first. They could use his bat.

A Toronto man who threw a can of beer at Orioles OF Hyun Soo Kim during last year’s playoffs has been sentenced to community service and ordered to stay away from major league ballparks for one year. So does that mean he can still go see the Phillies?

A fire at JFK Airport that temporarily forced the evacuation of Terminal 4 apparently started in a Panda Express kitchen. Shocking. They do actual cooking at Panda Express?

RIP Gary DeCarlo, 75, co-author of “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” Well, I guess we know what song they will play at his funeral – “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, hey, goodbye

Regarding the current version of the Travel Ban, anyone with a “bona fide” relationship in the US is exempt. Now, I’m not a fan of the ban in general, but the only woman terrorist recently in the US WAS the wife of the man she staged the attack with. #securitytheater?

Macron invites Trump for BastilleDay Paris visit. Is PM trying to flatter US Pres, or reminding those who voted against him- could be worse.

Remembering those days when people were complaining that Bill Clinton’s behavior in a consensual sexual relationship with an adult intern  set such a bad example for children…

 

At what point do GOP leaders go from being disappointed, upset etc, w/ Trump’s behavior actually to DOING something? Asking for a country.

 

Following @JustinTrudeau is a good reminder of how a world leader should behave on Twitter. But sadly, as an American, he’s not ours.

So an open question to all these GOP leaders who keep excusing Trump’s behavior: Do any of you have daughters? Seriously.

Trump doesn’t seem to realize that nothing the so called “fake news” media can write will embarrass him as much as his own tweets.

Leaving aside all else that was wrong w/ his tweet, why does Trump think women bleed from face lifts? Is that what his wives have told him?

Will everyone stop saying how childish @realDonaldTrump tweets are? Most mothers would not let children get away with behaving like that.

Melania Trump’s communications director: “As First Lady has stated publicly…when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”
Two words “Stockholm syndrome.”

Just wondering, was “bleeding from a face lift” line result of @realDonaldTrump having had bad experience with plastic surgery in the past?

 

Happiest people in the US right now? Advertisers who bought space ages ago for Friday’s #MorningJoe show.

A sweep is not just a broom.

June 28, 2017

SF Giants  now have a winning streak. Hope this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse.

Cavs owner  owner Dan Gilbert crashed the Chicago Cubs White House photo-op with  Trump. Is Dan trying to get Lebron to give it a 2018 shot with Popovich and the Spurs.

Chris Paul heading to the Rockets. Celtics,  and Spurs are working on improving their lineups. Cavs trying to hold it together.  And about 25 NBA teams have been eliminated from championship consideration before preseason.

 

Jae-Gyun Hwang, after his first MLB home run, and his first post-game beer shower with SF Giants (through a translator) “There’s not such a thing in Korea, but I’ve gotten to know there is such a thing, personally, just a few minutes ago. I was actually more surprised about how cold the beer was.”
Yeah, Hwang could fit in just fine here. Has someone warned him about the mouse turds?

Who’s on first. What’s on second. But “I don’t know” on third might be replaced by Hwang for the foreseeable future. #byebyebaby @SFGIants

Cowboys DE David Irving is the latest to get a four game suspension from the NFL for violating their PED policy. And of course he says it was a mistake with an over-the-counter substance.
Even if that’s true, if you’re a pro athlete and put ANYTHING in your body where you don’t know all the ingredients, consider the suspension a stupidity tax.

The Cubs DFA catcher Miguel Montero after he ranted he can’t throw runners out because pitchers can’t hold them on. A.J. Pierzynski is a charming teammate by comparison.

Phil Jackson fired from the Knicks.   And here with Ringling Bros folding some were worried Madison Square Garden would never have another circus.

At SFO, an airport screener pleaded guilty to taking a $4,500 bribe to let 50 lbs of cocaine go through his x-ray machine. $4,500!? Imagine what he’d do, or might have done, for REAL money.

Trump accepted Macron’s invitation to attend Bastille Day ceremonies in France. First will someone let him know what Bastille Day is?

Man arrested for destroying ARK #TenCommandments destroyed OKC one in 2014. Also threatened to kill Obama. Must be Hillary’s fault..

 

More on the suspect in the destruction of the Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas. He calls himself a “Satanist.” Where are all the defenders of religious freedom on this one?

Jason Chaffetz will join FoxNews. Where former rep who couldn’t make it on $174K a yr will rail against those who can’t afford healthcare.

Trump Tweet “Tomorrow the House votes on #KatesLaw & No Sanctuary For Criminals Act. Lawmakers must vote to put American safety first! #SaveAmericanLives ”

Right, unless those lives conflict with gun rights.  Or unless they depend on healthcare, especially women’s healthcare.

 

Ann Coulter – “Sean Hannity would endorse communism if Trump decided to implement the policies of ‘The Communist Manifesto.'” Well, yeah, but he’d have to get in line behind most of the GOP members of Congress.

from TC    “Vince Young, I believe is #701 on the QB depth charts, right behind a tennis pro.”

Colin Kaepernick is looking better and better…

June 27, 2017

Vince Young, upset that he hasn’t been signed this year by an NFL team, is complaining that other “garbage” QBs have jobs and he doesn’t. “I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions, and he’s still f—— getting paid? I mean, what the f— is going on?”
Well, and who would turn down a chance to have a backup QB with that kind of positive attitude in their locker room?

 

A rare bit of good news for  SF Giants.  Madison Bumgarner not only making rehab start in Sacramento – he’s taking batting practice. #pitcherswhorake

Must have been a slow news day in Boston – TSA found a 20-pound live lobster in checked luggage at Logan Airport. Apparently this is legal as long as the crustacean is properly packaged. But how long until someone tries to avoid checked bag fees by calling their lobster a service animal?

In Florida, a man spent 90 days in jail because cops suspected he had cocaine in his truck, which a lab eventually confirmed was white powdered drywall. Of course, since this was Florida suppose the guy has to be grateful he wasn’t shot.

Rick Perry got to the  White House press podium today and seemed like he wanted to stick around. Will he come up w/ 2-3 good reasons why he should be Press Secretary?

A woman is suing a Manhattan bar after she tore her ACL because she said they allowed her to ride their mechanical bull while “visibly intoxicated.”
Isn’t being “visibly intoxicated” a requirement for riding mechanical bulls?#Darwinwouldbeproud

Bruce Bochy with the baseball quote of the year after a Fox Sports story indicating closer Mark Melancon’s ending a stretching session is part of the SF Giants problem this year -. “It’s pole vaulting over mouse turds.”

A flight at a Shanghai airport was delayed after an elderly lady threw coins into the engine for good luck. Your move, Florida.

(Don’t tell people going on Disney rides.)

 

GOP to delay Trumpcare vote until after July 4. If they delay more than 63 days do they have to wait 6 months to try again?

New owners of Toronto Trump Intl Hotel & Tower made deal to have Trump name taken off property. Many wish White House could make same deal.

Ivanka Trump  “I try to stay out of politics” That’s why she chose to leave her business & kids to be “senior advisor to President of US? #WTF?

 

Pretty amazing that the President who continually rails against “Fake News” retweeted FOUR items from “Fox and Friends” this morning.

Is one win a streak?

June 27, 2017

Inquiring SF Giants fans want to know.

SF Giants play “When the lights go down in the city” if team is ahead in 8th. Fans might be forgiven for wondering if it’s “Oldies night. ”

Meanwhile, NBA finally gets around to naming MVP,  Coach of the Year, etc.   Had some of those playoff series gone a bit longer have to wonder if they’d have had to have the ceremonies at halftime during preseason games.

Oracle Team USA blown out by Emirates New Zealand 7-1 in #AmericasCup. So US is now longer best in billionaire boat racing. #IblameTrump

Trump now accusing Obama of collusion in Russian election meddling that he said didn’t happen. #Whythereisnosatire

 

New provision in Trump care, not a mandate, but anyone uninsured for 64 days or more would have to wait 6 months for new insurance. So it’s simple, if you lose your job and can’t afford COBRA, don’t get sick.

But for those who get cancer or something else horrible –  in the name of removing the Obamacare mandate –  Live free AND die.

 

 

CBO Score says 22 million would become uninsured under Trumpcare. GOP disagrees, number will be much smaller as some of them will be dead.

 

Media complaining White House Press Conferences now “audio-only” No doubt Trump and Sean Spicer will respond by turning sound off.

Fox News’ Brit Hume said on Russia that colluding with a foreign government to influence an election would “obviously be alarming and highly inappropriate.” But, “it’s not a crime.”
Somewhere Nixon is going “Did I live in the wrong time or what?”

Police say the 14-year old girl who was videoed dangling from a Six Flag gondola ride in New York apparently deliberately slid under the safety bar. So the men who caught her did save her life, but apparently also prevented a well-earned Darwin award.

 

Got to love millennials. Two of them talking loudly in  a train car about the drama of their lives. For almost an hour. “Totally.”. Then one says “Don’t tell anyone I told you this but….”. All I can do not to turn around and say ” anyone?” You’ve just told everyone within earshot.

Battle of the aged?

June 25, 2017

John McEnroe – Serena Williams would be “about 700 on men’s tour.” Sounds like someone has wishful thoughts about a sequel to Riggs-King.

Of  course, right about now I’d put money on Serena, 7 or 8 months pregnant.  Or heck, she could probably dispatch him between contractions.

 

Right about now #SFGiants seriously need to recruit Crash Davis and Annie Savoy.

Hunter Pence is thrown out stealing second with the Giants down 2 runs,  in a first and third, two out situation with Belt up.  Joe Panik gets doubled off 2nd when Posey pops-out.  Takes lot of creativity to lose this consistently. #SFGiants

The Mets promoted Tim Tebow to their high-A , Port St. Lucie (Fla.) Minor League team. Alas for Tim, with this weekend’s series over it’s already too late in the year for him to have a chance of facing SFGiants pitching.

Adam Schiff says now that President Obama should have done more about Russian election hacking. Hindsight is 20-20, but remember, everyone thought Hillary was going to win easily, especially after the “pussy tapes.”
And with Donald Trump talking “rigged” election and not promising to accept the results, can we seriously think what would have happened if Obama came out and said Russia was trying to get Trump elected?

Lara Trump – “Republican Party is becoming the only party of tolerance here in the United States.” #nopunchlineneeded

 

 

Trump today on “Fox and Friends” admitted he called the House health care bill “mean” And then claimed that Obama only said the same thing because HE had done so first – “He used my term – “mean.”
When you look under “petty” in the dictionary…. #sorestwinnerever

 

Trump said Obama stole his “mean” term for the healthcare bill. How long until Trump claims he & not Al Gore invented the internet?

 

 

John McEnroe – Serena Williams would be “about 700 on men’s tour.” Sounds like someone has wishful thoughts about a sequel to Riggs-King.

 

Think a healthcare solution might be just to allow Trump to rename Obamacare “Trumpcare?” Then he might call it best in world.

 

 

From T.C.   “QB Vince Young has been placed on waivers by the CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders. In related news, Colin Kaepernick has Googled Saskatchewan.”

 

 

 

 

Not so fabulous

June 24, 2017

A travel ban over LGBT rights could affect California teams traveling to play colleges in eight states, especially in football. Now this could actually result in real change. What horror if the Alabama Crimson Tide couldn’t fatten up their record against teams like Fresno State.

 

Florida vs LSU for the College World Series title. Or did they schedule an SEC pre-season football game and not tell us?

 

#SFGiants advertising July 9 “Slumber Party on the Field” for fans. Alas team has been having slumber party on field all season.

They’d never remake Bull Durham with 2017 SF Giants Triple-A team. Anyone half-way  decent would be called up to the show mid-movie.

Losing Madison Bumgarner to a dirt bike injury certainly didn’t help the SF Giants this season. But pitchers don’t need to be dare-devils to end up on the DL. Rangers’ starter Martin Perez is on the DL with a broken fingertip after a “hotel door accident.” (Yes, he’s a lefty…. Paging Jeremy Affleldt.)

So did they schedule a preseason Redskins Browns game in DC and not warn us? #Nationals #Reds

(18-3 Washington was the final over Cincinnati.)

Lara Trump, Eric’s wife, upset about Johnny Depp’s (admittedly stupid) assassination joke. “Let’s be very clear: this has never happened in this capacity to any other president.”
Time for a new hashtag. #nopunchlineneeded

Mike Pence says that he & Trump support GOP version of Trumpcare. How long will ir be until either of them might actually read the bill?

If the Trumpcare/ GOP Healthcare bill is so good  why does #AmericaFirstPolicies,  a pro-Trump PAC, need to spend seriously big money on Twitter to pressure GOP Senator Heller to vote for it?

(the promoted hashtag, #Hellervoteyes)

 

If Trump DID “stand in middle of 5th Ave and shoot someone” not only would he not lose some voters, he and they would blame Obama.

 

 

An American tourist is in serious condition after being shot during a robbery in Turks and Caicos. Horrible thing to happen on vacation, but have to wonder why this is big time news. Easier to be randomly shot back here in the good old US of A.