Archive for April 12, 2018

Good and bad seeds

April 12, 2018

If anyone wanted their children to really work on serious math skills they could have just had them work to figure out potential playoff seedings before tonight’s NBA final regular season, or should I say, preseason, games.

If the Warriors win it all will they be first NBA champions to have lost their final regular season game by 40 points.


Last time Timberwolves were in NBA playoffs, fans couldn’t even take to social media to celebrate. (Facebook just started Feb 2004, opened to non-students in 2006. Twitter started in 2006)


NBA announcers feeling the need to talk about four point lead in the last seconds being a two possession game reminds me again just how bad Americans’ math skills are….

LB Aldon Smith had a blood alcohol content of 0.40 last week when he showed up to be fitted last week for an alcohol-detecting ankle monitor….. Clearly the man needs help but one, just how much do you have to drink to hit. 0.40. And two, how was he even walking?

Yeah, I love Gregg Popovich. Before Spurs game for playoff seeding tonight against the Pelicans:
From ESPN – Asked by a reporter if he had read about Andre Ingram’s story: “I don’t read too much about sports. I didn’t read it. I have no idea of what you’re talking about. I did read Maureen Dowd today though. It was very interesting. Are saving animals more important than saving people? Like gorillas, elephants, white rhinos. You know, the last white rhino died in Kenya. So it’s over. It’s probably even more important than this game.”

Happy #NationalPetDay. Worth a reminder that @realDonaldTrump is first President in modern memory without a pet. Because he has enough GOP lapdogs & no cat would put up with him?

“I loved something I made up… I made a pretty suit of clothes and fell in love with it.” Much of the media on our departing Speaker?. Nope, Scarlett O’Hara on Ashley Wilkes. #PaulRyan #prescient
So is there a single person whose reputation has been enhanced by being associated with Trump. Except maybe Alec Baldwin?

Paul Ryan says he’s retiring to focus on his family. Well, after tax cuts and since he’s worth over $6 million BEFORE he takes lobbying jobs guess Ryan wants to teach kids how to manage their trust-funds?

As we watch all these rats fleeing a sinking ship, useful to remember that 62% of first class passengers survived the Titanic, only 25% of those in steerage.  #PaulRyan


Ok, I get that good people can disagree on issues. But Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter just refused to say if she agreed w/ Brown v. Board of Education.#WTF? Many “fine” people….

If there are any rational Republicans left trying to be the voice of reason that Trump will listen to perhaps they could quickly get a gig on “Fox and Friends?”


Where’s your sign?

April 12, 2018

Did rookie Tyler Beede in his first start not get the SF Giants memo? – “Don’t pitch to Goldschmidt.”


Maybe  SFGiants put up a big sign next to the warm-up pitching mound? “WHEN IT MATTERS, NEVER PITCH TO GOLDSCHMIDT. EVER.”

They could create a really tough SAT math question on trying to figure out potential NBA playoff seedings with ONE game left in the regular season.



Trump today honored Alabama national champions college football team.  Donaldhad attended game but  after he left at halftime Crimson Tide came back from 13-0 deficit. Who said @POTUS never accomplished anything

EPA apparently can’t come up with any ACTUAL death threats against Scott Pruitt. But you know, grizzly bears….

Air Canada has now announced FIVE different fare types for flights within North America, ranging from non-changeable with no seat assignments to fully flexible. And of course all passengers will carefully read the differences so there will be no problems at the airport.

Damn, I missed Tom Bossert in Trump resignation bingo.

I think almost worse than impeachment for @RealDonaldTrump will if be Robert Mueller is named ‘Time Man of the Year.”

How much would we love to see President “Witch Hunt” asked if he could describe what actually happened in Salem?

What do you expect as far as technological knowledge when one of supposedly smartest senators can’t even look at porn online without getting caught? #TedCruz #Zuckerberg



Rand Paul says FBI raid on Michael Cohen office was “a great overstep” in Mueller investigation. Uh, doesn’t he want to see what they found before he says th


Rod Rosenstein is a Republican. Rod Rosenstein is a Republican. Rod Rosenstein is a Republican. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Apparently @realDonaldTrump is unclear on the subject of breaking into an office. FBI used a search warrent. Watergate was a break-in.

Rand Paul says FBI raid on Michael Cohen office was “a great overstep” in Mueller investigation. Uh, doesn’t he want to see what they found before he says that?


From TC on  Lindsey Buckingham parting ways with Fleetwood Mac. “They told him He Could Go His Own Way!