Archive for October 2017

There can be only one.

October 31, 2017

I guess not even Verlander is Madbum.

Going to miss baseball after World Series.  Not going to miss in-game YouTube commercials.

 

Can we make it a felony offense for 1st person who says “Game 7, win or go home.” #WorldSeries

Someone paid over $71,000 for 4 tickets behind home plate for game 7. Not sure who it is but pretty sure they don’t need a tax cut.

Wait a minute, what were all these zeroes going up on scoreboard? Are we sure Astros Dodgers playing same game as Game 5?

Liriano gets big outs in #WorldSeries. And #SFGiants fans, once again, remember A J Pierzynski trade. The gift that keeps on giving.

So Dave Roberts actually had audacity to challenge call based on a rule his own 2nd baseman caused with a dirty slide #ChaseUtley

Houston Texans say Jadeveon Clowney’s prison-jumpsuit Halloween costume wasn’t meant as jab at team owner.  Right.   And McNair didn’t mean to insult players…

Man & woman were cited after she was seen performing oral sex on him in seats on Delta flight from Los Angeles to Detroit. Regular fliers shocked – most of us don’t have room to cross our legs.

Now it’s Jeremy Piven. Beginning to think that most men in Hollywood are assholes.

NPR’s top editor latest to face sexual assault allegations. Let’s face it, no political persuasion or profession is free from douchebags.

Despicable killer in Manhattan today had fake guns. Imagine if he were REALLY armed.

Same people who said “Now is not time” to talk about gun control after Las Vegas are now already calling for more extreme vetting….

 

 

To all those sarcastically asking about more strict regulation of truck rentals. Deal. As long as we can do the same with guns.

Bus to hell time. Police in Japan found nine dismembered bodies stored in cat litter in a man’s apartment today. Speaking as a woman not sure I want to hear “crazy cat LADY” ever again

Many White House staff guilty, all beginning to distrust others. This is like live-action version of Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians.”

I’m so old I remember when John Kelly was supposed to be the adult in the White House.

On matter of women’s suffrage does John Kelly think America should have compromised by men letting women watch elections?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Robert E Lee: “All of our leaders have flaws, that doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country”

Well, actually Benedict Arnold was a great American general in the Revolutionary War, until he wasn’t.

Arson squads

October 30, 2017

Confused, at what point in World Series game 5 would a team have had to go for 2?

Fox during Game 5 was talking about “Jr Home Run Derby.” I thought that’s what we were watching.

At this rate, Bill Miller’s strike zone is going to end up on a milk carton.

Would love to see faces of whole lot of people who went to bed early on East Coast Sunday night because Dodgers  &  Kershaw had a 4-0 lead.  And then a 7-4 lead.

 

I trust A.J. Hinch has told Verlander he’s going nine innings in game 6.

Saddest post game 5 #WorldSeries thought. After one or two more games there will be no baseball until Spring Training.

 

SF Giants bullpen meltdown in 2016 NLDS Game 4 against Cubs one of worst in recent memory. Dodgers & Astros bullpens “Hold our beer.”

Patriots trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo to 49ers. New England gets 2nd round pick, Garoppolo gets month of January 2018 off.

Important reminder for the morning. Robert Mueller is a Republican.

“Also there is no COLLUSION” is Trumpian for “I did not have illegal relations with that Kremlin.”

So watching FoxNews & reading @realDonaldTrump tweets appears there were no limits to how far Hillary Clinton would go to lose 2016 election.

 

Got it. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump expect indictments any day now of President Hillary Clinton.

Guessing Sean Spicer is sitting at home right now with a big grin on his face.

 

Who says you can’t keep a secret in DC?  Robert Mueller had Papadopoulus arrested in July?

Who expected both the Netflix and real-life House of Cards might collapse in the same week?

 

Jared Kushner made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia this weekend. Saudi Arabia has no extradition treaty with the US. Coincidence?

 

Allegations against Kevin Spacey would be just as bad if it were 14 yr-old GIRL. His coming out should have nothing to do it it. Period.

 

Sad that we’re getting to point in USA where one of reactions to Kevin Spacey allegations is “Who’s going to be next?”

So “everyone knew” about Weinstein and Spacey? Who else does “everyone” know about. And would they just speak up now? Seriously.

Maybe Papadopoulus at 30 is too old to claim naivete & look for redemption But hey, in world where Donald Trump Jr, 39, is a “good boy…”

 

 

As of Monday night no tweets from @realDonaldTrump for about 14 hours. So who in the White House hid his phone?

In game 5.

October 29, 2017

This Astros bullpen is reminding SF Giants fans a little too much of the Giants bullpen.

Of course then Dodgers bullpen “Hold our beer.”

Noticed no woman assistant helping George H.W. Bush get his wheelchair onto the field before Game 5.

 

Because we all turn into the #WorldSeries to watch umpire Bill Miller give us his artistic interpretation of the strike zone? @byrnes22

Ken Giles, with World Series ERA of 27.00, has been temporarily demoted as Astros closer. Picked a bad time to emulate SF Giants bullpen.

Davey Martinez new Nationals manager, 7th since 2005 move from Montreal. Even by Steinbrenner standards that’s impressive.#CurseofLesExpos?

Wondering how many cats in costumes pictures posted for #NationalCatDay were taken before visits to emergency room for photographers?

 

Stanford lucky w/ late fumble, just beat OSU 15-14 as 23-pt favorite, moved up in top 25. So good this week East coast viewers were asleep?

Billionaires need a tax cut like the #WorldSeries needs more #YouTubeTVcommercials.

That moment when you realize Penn State behavior over Sandusky/Paterno makes you okay with them losing to Urban Meyer & Ohio State.

 

Least popular Halloween 2007 costume must be Mike Pence. Not just that it’s dull, but you can’t go ANYWHERE w/o wife by your side.

Puerto Rico has just ADMITTED 991 deaths from Hurricane Maria. Dear gawd, what would it have taken for Trump to give himself a “9?”

 

Were the alleged death threats against now fired Florida coach Jim McElwain from the evil architects of the Bowling Green massacre?

A man & woman arrested for looting in Santa Rosa today. Cue anti-immigrant rants. Except they’re Caucasians from Monterey. Oops, never mind.

Poll shows 71% of Americans believe US politics have reached dangerous low point. Shocking. 29% think we can go lower?

“Imposter syndrome” a problem for many powerful women. But Hillary would be 1st to actually commit crimes to keep herself from White House.

If you only read or watch Fox News you’re probably going to be surprised that Mueller indictments Monday don’t include Hillary Clinton.

Penny Young Nance, Trump’s rumored choice for Ambassador at-large for Global Women’s Issues “The question for us as moms is when we bring our daughters to see Frozen, we often have our little boys sitting there, and is this message helpful? We want them to know that they’re essential. We want to raise heroes. We want to raise real men that will stick in their families and be great dads and be great providers and great husbands.”
She seems nice.
#WTF?

Sooner or later

October 27, 2017

For all new baseball fans who figured after game 1 of #WorldSeries that games took about 2 1/2 hours…. guess what, fun’s over. #Game3

Long suffering Astros fans have to be feeling just a bit optimistic after game 3, with Houston up 2-1.  But okay, shouldn’t series against Dodgers be NLCS?

 

Rumors of Casey,Anthony & OJ Simpson collaborating on a reality show. Ah for the days when that would be most horrifying story on Twitter.

 

 

Damn good thing #HoustonTexans in no danger of winning Super Bowl any time soon; locker room photo op w/ owner would be a little forced.

 

Of all NFL owners Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was biggest donor to Trump. “That’s shocking” said nobody.

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Case “We’re the worst offense in football.”
Cleveland Browns – “Who are we, chopped liver?”

 

I’m so old I remember when Halloween was a one day holiday and not a weekend.

 

Wikileaks is offering $100,000 reward for Kennedy docs still kept secret. Uh, how much for the Trump tax returns?

Now it’s #TomSteyer. Can @realDonaldTrump name one person who has attacked him that he doesn’t slam as crazy or fake?

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders  says all women accusing Trump of sexual assault are lying. Waiting for Fox & Friends to say assaulter was really Bill Clinton.

Trump handing candy to child “You have no weight problems, that’s the good news.” Didn’t have to see picture to know it was a little girl.

 Got it. All Donald Trump’s accusers are liars; all Bill Clinton’s accusers are honest saints. WTF is wrong w/people?

 

Written Friday night – What agony for Trump Saturday morning. So many to attack as fake, so little time.

 

Guessing all vacations and days off Monday for political reporters have been canceled? #Mueller

 

In  many ways it’s not Trump’s behavior that’s the scariest thing in USA now. It’s that almost 40 percent still support him.

All out of love.

October 26, 2017

Not sure if #BryceLove has a chance for Heisman. But the way #Stanford played withou him, he sure looks like college MVP.

He pronounces it Crist,  But Stanford QB today had lots of fans screaming “Jesus Christ.”

#Cubs just dismissed their pitching, hitting & third base coaches after losing in NCLS. Wow, one win after a century and talk about greedy.

Joe Torre and MLB admit now that blown call in NLDS game five led to the Cubs scoring 2 runs that should never have scored. And Washington lost 9-8.  Does this mean the Nats should rehire Dusty Baker?

Joe Girardi fired as manager of #Yankees because he couldn’t get them far enough in playoffs. #Padres fans are thinking ‘What are playoffs?

I’m sure there’s a story here…. United flight 404 from Houston to San Francisco landed at 931am. Pulled into gate at 1107am. No joke.
So not enough passengers paid a gate parking fee?

Donald Trump Jr.  tweeted ” To those saying Flake sacrificed his career to take on Trump, just remember it’s not sacrifice when you admit you have 0 chance of winning!”

Hey Jr, thinking big game hunting is not a sport when you have 0 chance of getting shot by an animal.

“Just Say No – The Sequel” will work as well with opioid crisis as abstinence-only education works for combating teen pregnancy.

Guardian headline is all you need to know about today’s photo op: “Trump declares health emergency over opioids but no new funds to help.”

 

Hope those in GOP excusing George H.W.’s groping as nice old man in wheelchair prepared to make same concession in 20 yrs for Bill Clinton.

Billionaires need a tax cut like Fox News needs more blonde women on-air.

First ISIS, then healthcare, now the opioid crisis. Trump can fix everything immediately: “This was an idea that I had: if we can teach young people not to take drugs. The fact is, if we can teach young people and people generally not to start, it’s really really easy not to take them.”
Suppose it would be wrong to look forward to the next time anyone in the Trump family needs minor surgery, and asks their doctor for prescription painkillers. #Justsayno

Fit to be tied.

October 25, 2017

As SF Giants fans know Kruk would say  after World Series Game 2 – “laugher.”


And now the Series goes back to Houston, Texas, where they play baseball in sane temperatures.

Although given the way the Astros bats came alive late on a hot hot night in Los Angeles, maybe they’ll open the roof.

Good news for Dodgers fans who left in 7th inning of World Series Game 2. They missed Astros comeback & extra innings win.

People saying after Tuesday night that #WorldSeries  was over.  And yeah, the last time starting pitcher so dominant in game 1 was Bob Gibson in 1968.   Oops, never mind

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No Tony Parker, no Kawhi Leonard – both still out w/ injuries. So of course everyone had @Spurs as last undefeated team in NBA. #GoSpursGo

Former @NBA commissioner David Stern thinks medical marijuana should be taken off the league’s banned substance list. Well, it’s high time.

‘UNC point guard Joel Berry II broke his hand when he punched a door after losing a video game to a teammate. If only he were armed.

 

Handwritten note from Einstein on his theory of happiness just sold for $1.56 million. Did it include “Don’t spend over $1 million on notes?

New Gallup poll -64% of Americans support legalizing pot, 51% of GOP. That doesn’t even count 20% who said “dude, what was that ? again?”

 

First rule of being a very intelligent person. Don’t say “I’m a very intelligent person.”

National Park entry fees may go up to $70 next year. Well, somehow US has to find the way to cover all those Trump golf weekends.

Trump says now  he didn’t “specifically” authorize Niger mission-“I’ve been seeing it just like you’ve been seeing it” Buck stops anywhere but here.   #sad

Regarding all those GOP senators who gave Trump a standing ovation. Would he care to name them? Before the next election please.

Hillary’s campaign made mistakes. But they would have been stupidest political campaign in history if they didn’t do opposition research.

 

No joke, House to hold hearings on bill banning abortions after 6 weeks. Good thing GOP believes so strongly in free birth control. #WTF?

 

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Oh please oh please can someone ask Trump if he’s a member of Mensa?

Fast pitch

October 24, 2017

Best thing about tonight’s #WorldSeries game. Big $$$ that FOX is losing on commercials because the game only went 2 1/2 hours.

2 1/2 hours?  Guessing most fans spent more time getting in and out of the parking lot.

Curtis Granderson not on Dodgers World Series roster. So much for great interviews where he could explain  (seriously) his theory that moon landing was faked.

Actual empty seats behind home plate #WorldSeries gm 1 in top 3rd. You’d think anyone w/ that much $$$ wouldn’t need to worry about traffic.

 

I miss the days when the most embarrassing news every morning usually involved the Kardashians.

And if we didn’t have enough to be outraged about, my first Christmas catalog arrived in the mail today.

This time Senators would have to re-title the play about selling your soul for a win from Damn Yankees to Damn Tax Cuts.

Everyone wondering what W said to Obama to make him giggle while Clinton was talking about PR & USVI. Guessing phrase w/ “Virgin” in it.

So much winning. It’s only taken 9 months to go from #MAGA to #AlerttheDaycareStaff

Kid Rock “F— no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me?” Translation, being amateur in govt doesn’t look as much fun as it did?

 

EPA Sec. Scott Pruitt bought $25,000 secure soundproof communications booth for office. What happened to good old-fashioned cone of silence?

(but seriously, isn’t that what closing doors is for?)

 

Trump tweet on today’s lunch. “So nice being w/ Republican Senators today. Multiple standing ovations!” Would GOP like to say who stood?

Trump claims “multiple standing ovations” today at GOP lunch. If ever a time for those who respect US to have taken knee.

If Trump really did have GOP Senators standing up during their lunch guessing it might have been because too much spice in taco bowls.

Billionaires need a tax cut like financial companies needed relief from class-action lawsuits.

Devin Nunes investigating 7-yr-old Russian Clinton uranium deal story debunked as Fake News. What’s next, more on Obama’s birth certificate?

 

GOP Senate just voted to gut Obama rule allowing class-action lawsuits vs s financial companies. Hey, in Wells Fargo & Equifax we trust.

Let’s be clear, Senators Corker & Flake don’t oppose Trump radical conservative plans, just his style that may prevent getting them done.

3 weeks ago Sunday, some NFL players knelt for anthem & 600 people shot in Las Vegas. Guess which still has Trump’s attention. #Priorities

Bill O’Reilly -“Am I mad at God? Yeah I’m mad at him.” Uh, Bill, maybe it’s “God is coming and boy is SHE pissed.”

When you’re hot…

October 23, 2017

Can we really call it the Fall Classic when it’s going to be 92 degrees for World Series  game time in Los Angeles?

Maybe Fall will refer to fans passing out in the stands.

Now Carson Palmer who will be out for at least 8 wks. If I didn’t know better would think God wanted teams to sign Kaepernick. Or Tebow?

SDChargers fan flying banner over StubHub Ctr: “Dean Spanos Cheap, Inept Weasel!” Same initials, could Redskins fans borrow for Dan Snyder?

Phoenix point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted “I Don’t wanna be here.” Suns sent him home and apparently plan to trade him. Bledsoe now says he “was at hair salon.” Missing those innocent times when this would have been biggest controversy of the day on social media.

Billionaires need more tax cuts like the NBA needs a longer season.

Bill O’Reilly attacked NY Times reporter confronting him on settlement.     “This is c**p & you know it.”   Right, Fox just paid $32 million for nothing.

Fox News would not have paid $32 million for nothing. Only time they did was for some free agents when they owned Dodgers.

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted  “The average American family would get a $4,000 raise under the President’s tax cut plan. So how could any member of Congress be against it?”

Guessing someone didn’t go far enough in math to learn the difference between mean, median, and mode.    Or hopes that most Americans don’t know either.

Tom Hanks -Trump’s handling of soldier’s death “just seems like one of biggest cock-ups on planet Earth. “Loser Tom Hanks” tweets in 3.2.1..

Trump tweet “There will be NO change to your 401(k).”

Someone didn’t learn from “read my lips” & “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?”

 

That moment when Megyn Kelly is attacking Fox News & John McCain is attacking a GOP President.
#whythereisnosatire

Now Trump is accusing a Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson, of lying. This is MAGA?

Amazing.  Myeshia Johnson story & so many other @realDonaldTrump controversies would’ve been nothing if Trump could simply say “I’m sorry.”

 

If you’re trolling or attacking Myeshia Johnson, a Gold Star widow who wasn’t even allowed to see her husband’s body, you are deplorable. Period.

Long and the short of it?

October 22, 2017

So if the Astros win the World Series will they ask Altuve if he is going to Disneyland? Even though he’s not tall enough for most of rides?

Verlander named #ALCS MVP. Dodgers trying to talk to SF Giants to see if there’s any way they can somehow still trade for Pablo Sandoval.

 

Confused about all these tweets about #TheWalkingDead Is everyone talking about the #49ers or #Browns?

 

Well, at least Falcons didn’t break their fans’ hearts tonight vs. Patriots.

Took OT to do it but Browns held serve on their quest for 0-16.     Though they were more than matched by 49ers.

After 0-2 start, Saints are 4-2 and in first place in NFC South. Hope this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse.

Looking like all Cowboys starters could have knelt for anthem, been benched, and Dallas would still have beaten 49ers.

 

With Justin Timberlake doing Super Bowl half time assume it’s too much to hope for that he might do a version of “D*ck in a box?

Maybe it would be faster and easier if all the women in Hollywood who WEREN’T assaulted by Harvey Weinstein came forward?

All these outraged at Federica Wilson calling out President, didn’t seem to have a problem when it was Joe Wilson calling Obama a liar during the State of the Union.

So Weinstein case somehow taints all Democrats, but O’Reilly case is a witch hunt & not like he ever did anything for GOP anyway. #WTF?

WH insists it’s inappropriate to criticize four-star general. Except Colin Powell, John Allen & any others who disagree with Trump.

Jimmy Carter “media harder on Trump than any other president.” Puts Trump in tough position, dare he tell base he agrees w/Jimmy Carter?

 

 

First Harvey Weinstein, then Roy Price, now James Toback. Wonder what other Hollywood men are worried about being next?

John McCain, reminding many of us again how in the pre-Palin days he used to be our favorite Republican: “One aspect of the (Vietnam) conflict by the way that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur….”

From TC   “NBA coach Gregg Popovich has blasted Dotard many times. I wonder if he may offer tribute to him by suggesting to rename his team “The San Antonio Bone Spurs”.

 

And then there were two.

October 21, 2017

Game 7 between the SF Giants and Kansas City Royals is one of my favorite baseball memories ever. In retrospect.

But game 7’s are a lot less stressful when you like one team better, but they’re not YOUR team.

Thrilled for the Astros though.

Still hard not to consider this a World Series between two NL teams.   #Astros   #Dodgers

Maryland-Rutgers game moved this weekend from Yankee Stadium in two weeks due to Yankees postseason run. Disappointing at least a dozen fans.

And who knew…. maybe this was bad karma for the Yankees.  Curse of the Scarlet Kings?

Well, the #Warriors are not going to go 81-1

-Not a late start this Sat. Stanford has a bye-week. Which means Heisman voters will see about as much of #BryceLove as they do most weeks.

-Sad that these days you see city “Louisville” trending on Twitter & have to check to see- Oh good it’s a football game, not a mass shooting.

A good week  for those of us #SFGiants fans who always liked Verlander and felt bad about rooting against him in 2012. #Astros

Right about now Seminoles fans have to be longing for the days when most embarrassing stories about team involved crab legs & shoes. #FSU

2017 SF Giants were the worst hitting team in baseball. So they fired their pitching coach? #DaveRighetti #WTF

A woman claims she got bed bug bites on a British Airways flight to London. U.S. carriers are appalled, they would have probably charged a “wildlife” fee.

Interesting how some of the loudest proponents of white supremacy are among the biggest examples of why it’s a myth. #deplorables

Are the vows to marry into the Trump family “To love, honor, and defend what Donald says, till death or divorce do us part?”

 

Nicolas Soames, Winston Churchill’s grandson, referred to @realDonaldTrump as “daft twerp.” Can only imagine terms his granddad would use.

Bannon – now attacking W. “There has not been a more destructive presidency than George Bush’s.” Trump “Hold my beer.”

 

All five living ex-presidents raising money for Hurricane Relief tonight. Trump golfing and making money for his golf club.

So we shouldn’t politicize soldiers’ deaths? Unless they happened on Obama and Hillary’s watch. #Niger #Benghazi

Fourth time’s the charm?

October 19, 2017

If the Raiders don’t watch out they might blow their strategy of hoping Vegas reneges on the deal.

 

So does this NLCS performance this mean @Cubs fans can look forward to another World Series championship in 2124?  #every108years

Nationals have to be thinking “How did we lose to these guys?” #Cubs

What’s the record for number of “last plays in a single NFL game?” Asking for a Raiders fan friend?

Right about now, Drew Brees might be okay with Saints trading to get Brandin Cooks back

 

NFL Referees Association statement today denounced “recent media reports alleging bias in NFL officiating.” Did Robert Kraft tell them to write it?

Cam Newton didn’t appear for media press conference this Thursday. Maybe he was studying his routes?

Damn. First Hayward now Lin. Alas these first week @NBA games have turned out not to be meaningless after all.

Papa John’s flyer has a coupon for a pizza featuring “cheese made from mozzarella.” What exactly IS “cheese made from mozzarella?”

Trump “I give our Puerto Rico response a 10.” Uh, he gives EVERYTHING he does a 10. Only because there is no 11?

Inspired by President Trump’s strategy saying the everything he does is great,  “a 10” and all reports to the  contrary are #FakeNews will the 2017 #SFGiants now schedule a World Series Parade?

Damn, now four shot in Colorado, at least one fatally. We didn’t even get the “US days without a mass shooting” clock reset to ONE!

Awful to lose police officers in line of duty, but will Trump condolences now include “They knew what they signed up for?”

Putin said Trump should be respected because “he has been elected by the American people.” And Vlad said it with a straight face.

Adored Charlie Brown and #greatpumpkin. But maybe large orange objects should be suing Trump for defamation of character?

Fox News headline “Media playing along as liberals weaponize Gold Star families in fight against GOP.”
But of course when conservatives “weaponize” families who have lost relatives to undocumented immigrants, that’s just good policy. WTF?

 

Finally, if you were upset about Benghazi you sure as hell better be upset about Niger.

Fly the foul?

October 18, 2017

Well, Eric Cooper’s “foul ball” call on a swinging strike three ought to do wonders for  conspiracy theorists who believe Fox wants Dodgers and Yankees  in World Series? #WTF?

Fumble call on NY Jets in Patriots game called the worst officiating mistake of the year. Eric Cooper “Hold my beer.” @Cubs

Non-political wisdom from Gregg Popovich, on LaMarcus Aldridge “I was trying to teach him before I learned him.”

Lebron James’ new Nike jersey didn’t even make it through one game intact, as the back of the jersey split. But to be fair, Nike paid about $1 billion for eight years to be NBA official supplier. Not like there was much money left to actually spend on the uniforms.

The prospect of a #Yankees #Dodgers World Series is as appealing as the #USC #NotreDame game. If it happens can they both lose?

Bulls’ Bobby Portis suspended 8 gms for punching teammate, causing facial fractures. On bright side will he be offered tryout w/ Chicago Bears?

Billy Joel, 68 & his 4th wife, Alexis Roderick, are expecting a child. So will he endorse a new line of father-baby diapers?

New poll found 46% of voters believe media make up stories about Trump. How many of those think #FakeNews stories make Trump look BETTER?

Not a coincidence that @realDonaldTrump is first President in modern memory who doesn’t have a White House pet.

Wonder if all these conspiracy rumors about a Melania body-double have given @FLOTUS ideas?

5 people shot at office park in Maryland. Move along, nothing to see here. At least until we learn suspect’s religion & immigration status.

But guess another mass shooting  means we have to reset the clock on not being able to talk about gun control.

So if  Washington Post is #FakeNews how come the check Trump promised a Gold Star father was just sent today after their story broke?

Whoever thought we’d miss Sean Spicer?

10 days after fires started, Trump finally tweets about California Wildfires. Will he next tweet plans to meet w/ President of California?

Could have been worse. Trump could have told LaDavid Johnson’s widow  “At least he didn’t get captured, I don’t like people who get captured.”

 

I wonder if Trump showed more empathy to families of the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre?

Changing seasons.

October 17, 2017

NBA regular season basketball is back tonight. Which means we’re only about 6 months away from meaningful games.

Meanwhile, Cubs looking like a team less interested in a possible second ring ceremony than vacation.

Will Trump claim Warriors lost opening night because he dis-invited them from White House?

Guess the Warriors are not going to go 82-0 this year.

Anthem protests? Or teams not worth watching? This from USA Today: “The New Orleans defense SCORED three touchdowns in Week 6. Eighteen of the 28 offenses in action during Week 6 couldn’t make similar claim.”

Titans Colts on MNF had lowest of season. Could be anthem issue. More likely competition from  Yankees-Astros.  And 2 lousy small market NFL teams.

If this postseason shows us anything it’s that 2016 #SFGiants bullpen may not have been good, but misery has a lot of company.

(Haven’t watched Astros regularly this season but also got to wonder, why pull McCullers after only 81 pitches and 1 run? #ALCS)

 

Imagining  Trump telling Jacqueline Kennedy “Your husband knew what he signed up for when he went to Dallas.

So wonder if Trump has told John Kelly his son “knew what he signed up for?”

Sociopaths do not feel empathy.

Defense Department investigating mission that led to deaths of 4 US soldiers in Niger. Will be interesting to see how they pin it on Hillary.

All these folks saying they wished they’d spoken up sooner about Weinstein. So there are NO other predators in Hollywood? Speak up on them.

Trump on his lie that we are the highest taxed nation in the world. “People know exactly what I’m talking about, and in many cases they think I’m right when I say the highest.”
Right, and the #FakeNews keeps reporting those pesky real facts.

Tom Marino withdrew as drug czar after WAPO/ 60Min story his bill helped put more opioids into struggling communities. #Notsofakenews?

A NJ teacher reportedly told her that t U.S. soldiers “are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American.”
Uh, didn’t we actually fight a big war once against the people who gave us the language she called American?

“I still believe people are good at heart.”  (Anne Frank)  Have to think many Americans didn’t know what they were signing up for when they voted in Nov.

Trump is not happy with John McCain after the Senator’s speech repudiating “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”
“People have to be careful because at some point I fight back I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.
Responding to Trump’s threat, McCain bluntly told reporters Tuesday: “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”
We’re going to need a stronger word than “deplorable.”

Lost in translation?

October 16, 2017

 

NFL officiating czar today-“clear & obvious” to overturn Jets 4th quarter TD catch. Time to start checking league officials for concussions?

On resale sites, ticket prices for ALCS game 3 between Astros and Yankees in New York tonight have fallen as low as eighty-nine dollars. So fans can get into game for price of a Yankee Stadium hot dog & beer.

NFLPA now filed for restraining order to block Ezekiel Elliott suspension. If this keeps up suspension won’t take place until Zeke retires.

Tiger Woods has apparently been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions. Does that include waitresses?

 

If the @Spurs knock off the @Warriors as NBA champion this year guessing they won’t be visiting the White House either. #Popovich

And just in case anyone didn’t know. #GreggPopovich, besides being one of greatest coaches ever, is an actual veteran,

Trader Joe’s now has pumpkin-flavored dog treats. So ready for it to be November.

 

Nothing says respect for Judeo-Christian values like nominating someone’s former mistress & now third wife as Ambassador to the Vatican.

 

Interesting how I haven’t heard a peep about Calista Gingrich from those who attack Hillary for enabling her cheating husband.

Think if firefighters started kneeling that Trump would find time for a tweet about California Wildfires?

After saying little on opioids after his August promise pledge to declare a national emergency, Trump now says, “probably next week” he will make a major announcement.
Translation, he’s waiting for the next issue to surface re Jared, Ivanka or Russia so he can make the bigliest distraction.

Trump not only attacked Obama, falsely, about fallen soldiers, he said in his answer about ignoring the men killed in Niger “I’ve actually written letters individually to the soldiers we’re talking about, and they’re going to be going out either today or tomorrow.”

Translation, he’s going to get someone on his staff to write letters immediately for him to sign.

 

Here’s one thing some men just don’t seem to get. Of course both men and women can have a lousy boss and/or get harassed at work. But almost never do men get bullied or harassed just BECAUSE of their gender.

Trump today, when asked why he hasn’t mentioned the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger 12 days ago, said he “planned'” to call their families, but added “So the traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them, didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls, I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”
He’s not a “f*cking moron,” he’s a “f*cking evil bastard.”

 

In case any reader didn’t see Popovich’s comments today.  And in case anyone wonders why I’m a Spurs fan.

https://www.thenation.com/article/a-soulless-coward-coach-gregg-popovich-responds-to-trump/

Where are the replacement refs when you need them?

October 16, 2017

Even Stevie Wonder could see that was a horrible call against New York Sunday.

 

But yeah,  that touchdown somehow called a fumble ought to do wonders for conspiracy theorists for those who figure fix is in for Patriots to get back to the playoffs.

Meanwhile only the Saints could turn a 35 point third quarter lead into a cardiac stress test.  (Up 45-10 they let the Lions get to within 45-38 before scoring a touchdown on an interception and eventually winning 52-38.)

But really, who did the Saints they they were?  The Atlanta Falcons?

Kaepernick filing a grievance against NFL for alleged collusion. That ought to do wonders for teams deciding if he’s worth the distraction.

Although even if Colin Kaepernick is a distraction maybe the #Browns should sign him to distract from their play on the field.

So the #NYGiants look like they’re leaving it up to #49ers and #Browns for number 1 draft pick?

The cheapest ticket available on a resale site for tonight’s Astros-Yankees game in New York has fallen from $145 Friday to $89 Monday morning.    Which now will make getting into the game about the same price as a Yankee Stadium hot dog and beer.

 

That moment that Woody Allen calls the Weinstein situation “sad…” #Whythereisnosatire

Wonder why #WoodyAllen would be stupid enough to use phrase “witch hunt” with Weinstein scandal. Maybe his black pointy hat is too tight?

Hurricane Ophelia expected to be a Tropical storm when it hits Ireland. Might be first time “tropical” and “Ireland” used in same sentence.

 

That moment when the US Secretary of State indicates he had to check to see if the President castrated him?

So how long until @realDonaldTrump at least decides to dedicate a golf tournament to California fire victims?

 

“Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas.”. Either way it’s someone being nice. If you’re offended by wrong phrase you just might be a snowflake

After midnight.

October 15, 2017

One thing to have Pac 12 college football  games start late on the East Coast.  Another thing to have them start so late the bars close before fans can watch the end and celebrate.

So many of top ranked college football teams lost this weekend that this might open up a spot in playoffs for Cleveland Browns.

 

Thinking that the first quarter of college football games should not compete with SNL. #Stanford #Oregon

But of course even after Stanford started 1-2 everyone had Cardinal leading the Pac 12 North after week five.

 

Columbia football is 5-0. Now this may really be a sign of the apocalypse.

 

Very now strange to see a starting pitcher in 9th inning of a baseball game when he didn’t come in as reliever. #Verlander #ALCS

Tom Verducci said Verlander brought the game back to another era, Gibson, Koufax.   Uh, he forgot Bumgarner. #ALCS

ARod saying now steroids “cost me over $40 million..my reputation..the Hall of Fame.. & a number of other things.” Get out the violins

The artist who put a statue of a urinating dog next to the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street, was fatally struck by a NY subway when he apparently was standing too close to the tracks. Maybe they can use the dog statue as his tombstone? #subwaytohell

Marwin Gonzalez left Minute Maid Park as soon as ALCS game 1 to be with his wife, who had gone into labor. He made it for the birth of his son. Good thing Gonzalez wasn’t playing in Nats-Cubs game 5, the kid would be walking before he arrived.

Mississippi school district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list – it “makes people uncomfortable.” Uh, that’s the point. #snowflakes

 

The Academy has expelled Harvey Weinstein. Oh good, so now there are no powerful sexual predators left in Hollywood.

Had the Weinstein scandal just broken 6 months earlier Bill O’Reilly could have made the story centerpiece of final ‘The O’Reilly Factor.”

Mike Pence campaigning in VA for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. So if some Dems put on uniforms & kneel for anthem will he leave?

Almost week since devastating fires started in California.   Still crickets from @realDonaldTrump. No doubt he’s preparing NFL tweet for morning.

 

And then there were 8.

October 13, 2017

Congrats to Syracuse and Cal. Would enjoy this more if it didn’t mean more likelihood of 2 SEC teams in the playoffs.

Now can someone beat #Alabama.

 

Two top 10 teams have lost before #CollegeGameDay even starts.

ESPN  called WSU vs Call  “College Football Primetime.” It’s 1:56a on the East Coast.   WTF?

Apparently never bet against Smokey Bears.#Calfootball #CaliforniaWildfires #bustohell

Reminder to all those who want to dump on Dusty Baker. He didn’t tell Jose Labaton to take a long lead off 1st base last night.

Not claiming as a woman sports fan that I know everything. And , maybe not even enough to competently discuss the physicality of routes with Cam Newton. But I sure as hell know that as the tailing runner in a late inning one-run elimination game at HOME you don’t even THINK about the kind of lead that might get you picked off first.

Thank you #Astros & #Yankees for at least temporarily playing something recognizable as good baseball. #ALDS

#ARod now says he used PEDs because he felt “responsibility” to bounce back from injuries since the Yankees had invested so much money in him.   Again, I think,  I like “pushed into a lifeboat”  better.

NFL not moving #Chargers #Raiders game. League feels air will not be that bad, & they don’t need Oakland fans in a couple years anyway.

Weinstein “We all make mistakes.” Uh, a mistake is a bad night, a bad choice, even maybe a bad relationship. Not a decades-long pattern.

Saying young healthy people don’t need good health insurance is like saying no one who hasn’t had an accident needs car insurance.

Trump says he met with “The President of the Virgin Islands.” Can’t wait until November when Donald travels to Hawaii

Trump also proclaimed week of Oct. 15-21 “National Character Counts Week.” In related news , the Pot has proclaimed Oct 15-21 “National Black Kettle Week.”

So if you’re looking on a map is Tanzaynia next to Nambia?

 

Seriously, if Weinstein is just one of many powerful men guilty of criminal behavior then why doesn’t some actress speak up RIGHT NOW if she’s been the victim of someone else? The climate will never be more supportive and maybe we can remove another predator, or two, from a position of power.

What’s the French term for Billy Goat?

October 12, 2017

Curse of Les Expos?

 

Four hours going to the bottom of 8th. Even Red Sox & Yankees saying “Good gawd this Cubs Nationals game is long.”

Bryce Harper has to be wishing the #SFGiants traded Hunter Strickland to the #Cubs #NLDS

#Nats franchise has not won playoff series since 1981. In 1981 they were Les Expos. Blame Canada? #NLDS

Maybe Cam Newton should have paid more attention to routes before tonight’s game? #TNF

Goodell’s wife has been using an anonymous Twitter account to defend her husband. #Deleteheraccount?

Appeals court reinstates #EzekielElliott 6 game suspension for sexual assault. Waiting for Jerry Jones to demand he play while kneelers set.

John Calipari said current NCAA basketball scandal is “black eye.” Well, he should know, he’s given the sport enough of them.

Headline “How the Harvey Weinstein scandal has become a nightmare for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.”
Uh, shouldn’t that be “How the Harvey Weinstein scandal has brought to light some nightmarish past bad behavior for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.”?

Pretty clear what @realDonaldTrump strategy is in Puerto Rico. Declare victory & leave. Remaining death & destruction is their own fault.

Evening Standard reports Trump will not be invited to meet Queen Elizabeth II on visit to London. #FakeQueen tweets in 3.2.1….

JK Rowling on Twitter “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.’ Plato

Of course, Trump probably thinks that Plato is that planet George W. Bush lost.

All those saying Weinstein and other men’s behavior  justifies Mike Pence’s self-imposed rule never having a meal alone with a female who isn’t his wife –  How can you stand up to our enemies if you’re afraid to be in a room alone w/ a woman?

Now rumors Russians used Pokemon Go to influence 2016 elections. Investigators became suspicious when they saw “Pokemon Nyet Go.”

So much victim blame. Because we all can think of so many women who came forward about sexual harassment and furthered their careers….

Just substitute “Fox” for “NBC” or “CNN” & imagine Obama attacking them like Trump is doing. GOP would be drafting articles of impeachment.

Quote of the day on anthem protests: “They’re focused so much on the fact that they are kneeling as opposed to what they’re kneeling for. Peaceful protests are fine. You have your right to voice your opinion. As long as it’s a peaceful protest, everyone should be fine with that.”
Okay, now let’s see Trump go after Derek Jeter….

Mistakes by the lake.

October 11, 2017

Seven errors, two games.    Bad time to become the ClEEEEvEEEland Indians.

 

What’s next for Cleveland? The Browns find a way to choke away the number 1 draft pick?

Silver lining for being Cleveland football fan?  – at least the Browns don’t get your hopes up.

At least US men’s soccer made sure we won’t have any national anthem controversy during the World Cup.

Dusty Baker is often maligned as a post-season manager. But he is one very short porch at Angels Stadium and one Steve Bartman away from much better outcomes.

Meanwhile  the “Washington Nationals are a train wreck” postseason wrap-up story looks like it might have to be postponed. #NLDS

Watching #Strasburg in NLDS makes #SFGiants fans think whoever decided to shut him down in 2012 should get retroactive World Series share.

Adrian Peterson on being traded from New Orleans “Thank you, Jesus. He answers prayers.” Right, but maybe prayers were from Saints fans?

From T.C.  “Once again, another Adrian Peterson Switch is in the news.”

Maybe all this anthem controversy with Jerry Jones is just to distract from the fact that the #Cowboys aren’t very good.

SF Giants TV local viewership fell 28% in 2017 from 2016. Only 28%? Better performance from fans than the team.

#BoyScouts will allow girls to join and attain rank of Eagle Scouts? But let’s get to the important question – can they share bathrooms?

 

Three suspected looters arrested in Santa Rosa tonight. Surely there are some unoccupied jail cells open in otherwise evacuated areas?

If someone told Donald  Trump that air quality in Northern California was so bad you can’t golf maybe he’d be more concerned. #calfires

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Beginning to think Hollywood is not a nice place to be a woman. #sarcasm

 

If @HillaryClinton had won electoral college, have to assume GOP would be calling for impeachment over Weinstein donations. #alwaysherfault

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s son Caleb, 27, was arrested for the 9th time Monday, on a charge of 3rd-degree criminal trespass, involving illegal hunting.

A statement from Moore’s campaign called the arrest  a “cheap political trick.”  As opposed to the first eight?

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Trump tweets that it’s “about time Roger Goodell demands players stand for the anthem.” League responds “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the anthem is not accurate.”
Give Trump credit, it takes some real work to give NFL the moral high ground.

If Trump really understood the first amendment, can only imagine what he’d be tweeting about “Losers” Madison & Jefferson.

Today’s quote on Trump & the NFL “No president should have dictatorial power over individual behavior. A president should not be able to tell the owners of a business how their employees are gonna act and what they’re gonna swear allegiance to and all that.”
From that commie pinko Russ Limbaugh

Men’s night out…

October 11, 2017

Of the World Cup.   Thank heaven for women.

 

Well, at least we won’t have to worry about what #USMNT will do for US national anthem during the World Cup.

#USMNT has not qualified for #2018WorldCup. Somehow I missed the Trump tweet taking credit.

 

Trump called Pittsburgh Penguins “true champions & incredible patriots.” He does realize Stanley Cup MVP Sidney Crosby is Canadian?

NFL must be so proud:  That moment when you decry players peacefully protesting racism while still venerating a man at least involved w/ a murder #RayLewis

Goodell says “We believe players should stand for the National Anthem.” As if NFL believes in ANYTHING in US Treasury doesn’t print. $$$

Knicks sold jersey advertising patches to “Squarespace” Because Ringling Bros is no long an option?

Mike Ditka says there’s been “no oppression in the last 100 years.” Well, as a former player guess Ditka has excuse of too many concussions.

Open note to men saying women should’ve come forward sooner on Weinstein. Since it made such a difference when they came forward on Trump?

To be fair, all those people condemning women for not speaking up about Weinstein were so supportive to Anita Hill.

If Harvey Weinstein’s behavior was worst-kept secret in Hollywood why didn’t Fox News break story earlier to embarrass Democrats?

 

Harvey Weinstein flying to Europe to check in to a “sex rehab” clinic. Congratsto all those who had October 9 in the pool.

 

Also to be fair, in the Trump – Tillerson spat –  accepting a job in @realDonaldTrump White House might be considered a reason to question someone’s IQ.

Trump says he’d win if he & Rex Tillerson compared IQ tests. Note to Donald, it’s not like golf, lowest score doesn’t win.

Trump refers to “Liddle Bob Corker.” Well, that ought to do wonders for that “Adult day care” image.

 

Sarah  Huckabee Sanders on the  Donald’s attacks on Tillerson.  “Hee made joke (on IQ), you guys should get a sense of humor & try it sometime.” Pretty sure Trump would lose humor test too.”

 

Condoleezza Rice is the latest telling Trump to “tone down his rhetoric. ”  Bad enough that we have to miss George W. Bush, now we have to miss his administration too?

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If these #CaliforniaWildfires turn out to be arson thinking a whole lot of people may rethink their opposition to the death penalty.

 

Now Trump has tweeted out two rants angrily defending John Kelly. Tweets about #CaliforniaWildfires still at zero.

One last purely political statement – We need to take back “liberal” as a positive word, and return “deplorable” to being a bad one.