Archive for May 2018

Down with the count

May 31, 2018

Southwest flies to Cleveland. So at least it’s a great endorsement opportunity for JR Smith  #WannaGetAway?

Who says NBA players don’t need to study math in school?

Warriors do have a charmed life.  In 2015 Kyrie Irving was injured in game 1, in 2017, Kawhi Leonard was injured in game 1, and in 2018 JR Smith WASN’T injured in game 1.

Wonder if anyone on the Spurs thought of tweeting to free agent Lebron James, “Pop makes sure in San Antonio we can all count.”

Am I allowed to say that wherever Melania Trump is and whatever she is doing, I hope it’s making @realDonaldTrump sweat a bit.

Lakers indicating they won’t draft LiAngelo Ball. Gosh, wonder why they wouldn’t want a mediocre player who’s already been arrested for theft and would double the team’s fun with dad LaVar.

If Bill Cosby knew it would have gotten him pardoned he’d have signed up for “The Apprentice.”

Fox News wants ABC to resurrect Roseanne. Gosh, if only they knew a network that could pick up the show….

Samantha Bee has apologized for her word choice last night. Silly woman, she should have realized “c*nt” is reserved for Trump supporters to use about Hillary Clinton.

 

So if #SamanthaBee had copied @realDonaldTrump and called Sally Yates “such a c*nt.” it would be been okay then?

But really, “pussy” is much more Presidential.

Orrin Hatch “In light of the mounting evidence that these tariffs will harm Americans, I will continue to push the administration to change course.”
In other words, more “thoughts and prayers.”

So good to see all these Republicans saying Trump has finally gone too far with pardoning a hateful crook like Dinesh D’Souza. Oh wait… never mind.

 

Let’s be honest. If Trump could figure out a way to bring Osama Bin Laden back to life he’d consider it to take the glory from Obama.

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Finals answer?

May 31, 2018

 

Lebron James says there was a point this season where wondered “OK, will the Cavs even make the playoffs?'” And Knicks fans are just thinking “Oh STFU.”

ESPN headline “Is Warriors-Cavs IV the biggest mismatch in modern Finals history.” Thinking 2007 Spurs (and Lebron) might have something to say about that.

(and yes, 2007 was a 4-0 Spurs sweep, over Lebron’s Cavs.)

There was a small fire today at Citi Field. Might be the hottest Mets’ bats got all season.

At Yankee Stadium when the announcer wished Rudy Giuliani a happy birthday the crowd booed. Who says I never post anything nice about Yankees fans?

South African Fredie Blom, 114, possibly the world’s oldest man, says he wants to give up smoking. One word. “Why?”

Imagine how crazy Trump’s tweets would be today if he WEREN’T focusing on “North Korea Nuclear, bad Trade Deals, VA Choice, the Economy, rebuilding the Military, and so much more.”

Who besides me never thought we’d live to see when Kim Kardashian would enter a meeting with @POTUS being the smart one in the room?

Can anyone imagine @BarackObama tweeting “Gee, @realDonaldTrump never called to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”

But really, Roseanne blaming Ambien for her nasty racist tweets. Hmm, does that mean Trump has been popping Ambiens like Jelly Bellies?

The Ukraine helped an anti-Putin journalist fake his own killing to avoid an assassination & catch some of those responsible? Well done, but I miss the days when these crazy spy plots were just in novels?

So when, and it’s not if, but when, an armed teacher next either accidentally or on purpose shoots someone in school, what will NRA response be then?

Melania Trump says on Twitter she’s fine – ‘at the White House and working hard.” Really?! As if Donald himself is ever at the White House and “working hard.”

 

Mitt Romney said he wrote in his wife Ann’s name for President in 2016. Proving once again how good this wannabe President is at making really tough choices.

Behind his back?

May 29, 2018

Fake twitter accounts to attack his own 76ers players?  Miss those days when Bryan Colangelo would be the most embarrassing President in the United States.

A rare nice NFL story.  Drew Brees secretly bid on a  1930s-era Purdue jersey worn by John Wooden was being sold at auction, won the auction, tonight presented it to the school, his alma mater, and is letting the school display at their basketball arena.

Wonder how many current NFL players know who John Wooden is?

Anyone else  watch #SFGiants game to the end tonight just in hopes of seeing Pablo Sandoval pitch again?

Kevin Love, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul…. Does someone on Warriors staff have a really good playoff voodoo doll somewhere?

A video has gone viral showing a Hawaiian Airlines employee literally throwing bags off a plane in Honolulu. Hope this doesn’t inspire workers at United and American to try to prove they can throw bags farther…

If Fox is so outraged about ABC cancelling Roseanne’s show why don’t they pick it up? Could it be this “The show has shed 43 percent of its audience since its record-breaking premiere on March 27.” Follow the $$$$$,

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has resigned. Lordy, maybe there are tapes.

Trump at Nashville rally “Never in the history of our country has something taken place like took place during this election.” Well, on this at least he’s right.

This one’s for all those who defend Roseanne Barr and decry NFL players kneeling for the anthem.

roseanne

Got it, Fox News and GOP are upset #Roseanne had her show cancelled because it’s not as if she did something awful like comment on Valerie Jarrett’s eye makeup?

Ladies & gentlemen, this was retweeted by son of President of United States…. Donald Trump Jr. Retweeted
Roseanne Barr By the way, George Soros is a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth-were you aware of that?

CIA report says North Korea won’t give up nukes for Trump but will open hamburger fast food burger restaurant. All Kim Jong Un needs to do for POTUS to declare complete victory is let him build Trump-branded Pyongyang golf course.

 

Doors, trenchcoats, mental health, Ritalin, “Godlessness,” porn….. at this rate with GOP looking like we might soon end up having a twisted game of “School shooting blame bingo.”

A cold day in Houston.

May 29, 2018

Ted Cruz showed up with a Rockets fan shirt in Game 7 of NBA Western Conference Finals.

As if Chris Paul being out didn’t give Warriors enough advantage.

Houston’s Eric Gordon said Rockets would be playing for the NBA championship with a healthy Chris Paul.  Maybe. But more likely if we’re playing the “what if” health game, the Rockets would have lost in the semi-finals to the Spurs with a healthy Kawhi Leonard.

 

Though when you miss 27 three-point shots in a row, you don’t win a lot of basketball games.

ESPN headline Monday morning –  “Game 7 stakes enormous for Warriors, Rockets.” Gosh, what was their first clue?

Meanwhile, a 6-4 win for Golden Knights over Washington Capitals in first game of Stanley Cup finals .  Is the puck juiced?

 

How good is Justin Verlander this year? He allowed 1 run in 7 innings against @Yankees. And his ERA went up. To 1.11.

New SF 49ers DE Cassius Marsh now said he hated playing for Patriots. Yeah, all those playoff games really cut into his offseason?

 

Trump tweet “Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!”

And once again, Trump raises the stakes ever higher for those say there’s nothing he can’t make all about him.

Later, Trump tweeted support for California GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Cox,  saying the state ” has a rare opportunity to turn things around.”  And bring our economy down to the level of many suffering red states?

But seriously “Make California Great Again?”   When one of the state’s biggest problems is housing prices because too many people think’s it’s great already.

 

 

 

Not invited?

May 28, 2018

While he’s perhaps less outspoken than Steph Curry, Steve Kerr and Lebron James,  Chris Paul  served on Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Might as well cancel 2018 NBA champions’ visit to White House now.

Brad Stevens had to figure when he left Butler that he was done losing games where his team held opposition under 90 points.

Watching Lebron in action with what was left of the Cavs like an NBA remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Only people unhappy in Cleveland tonight might be the Indians. Their 5 run comeback in the bottom of 9th and win in 14th won’t even make front of the sports page.

Another reason to love Jessica Mendoza on Sunday Night Baseball. She said Brandon Crawford was her favorite shortstop.

Danica Patrick crashed out of the #Indy500.  But really, should she have ended her career any other way?

Isn’t it nice to have a President who understands the spirit of Memorial Day. “Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?”#WTF?

Trump loves to talk about “13 Angry Democrats.” Guessing he has no clue that movie “12 Angry Men” deals with prejudice against a young Latino man from Puerto Rico.

I’m sure it’s JUST a coincidence.   China just approved five new trademarks for Ivanka Trump’s businesses   #ZTE  #ZTE  #ZTE

Would GOP care more about missing immigrant children if we could convince them Hillary Clinton was holding them in a pizza parlor basement somewhere?

If North Korea summit actually happens anyone else considered idea that “cancellation” was just fake tantrum by @realDonaldTrump to steal more headlines, & sell more coins? $$$$$

Finally, for something different, inspired by  @Limericking

There are times Trump just lies for kicks.

And it’s hard to keep up with his tricks

But while he strives

To tweet on young lives

It’s clear he really just misses Hope Hicks.

Seven up

May 26, 2018

Look,  (and I posted this before Game 6 on FB/Twitter)  Houston Rockets are a good team. But if they beat Warriors in Oakland, without Chris Paul, in an elimination game…. after the game they would be serving bbq pig wings.

Cubs put starting pitcher Yu Darvish on 10-day disabled list Saturday with tendonitis.   He was scheduled to start Sunday night against San Francisco.  Maybe just as well, Darvish won’t join long list of pitchers who have their best start of the year against Giants.

A fire near Oakland Coliseum Friday night may have been caused by post-game baseball  fireworks? Who’d a think the A’s would ever be in the same sentence as “on fire”

Television networks could make this whole anthem problem go away – stop showing it on TV.

Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.  3-1 Real Madrid. But wait, a 3-1 final score?  Not 1-0 or 0-0 with penalty kicks? Are we sure the ball isn’t juiced?

 

If you profess to be outraged over abortion but can shrug off over 1400 missing children, then, you just might be a hypocrite.

GOP Rep. Steve King compares anthem protests to Nazi salutes. Uh, Nazis didn’t protest anthems. What they DID do was separate parents from their children, & made many of those children disappear. #WhereAreTheChildren

Ivanka Trump tweeting about #PaidFamilyLeave and #YouthSports. Somehow I missed this woman who seems so concerned about kids tweeting #WhereAreTheChildren

Gas prices in US average almost $3 a gallon; in some states prices have gone up 30-40 cents in last month. I also missed  Trump taking credit.

Glad to see Trump tweet congratulating “brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana.” About 3 weeks faster than he congratulated Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr, who he never tweeted about. Wonder why?

 

Trump and DOT now say they are opposed to a bill that bars airlines from “unreasonable” fees related to cancellation, baggage, seat selection and same-day changes.   Makes some sense, they majority of Trump supporters even can’t afford to fly at all, or have their own private planes.

Democrats make it too complicated and nuanced sometimes. Trump lies. He is a liar. Always. #LieGate

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May 25, 2018

Red Sox  still owe Hanley Ramirez about $15 million for this season – about as much as they’re paying Pablo Sandoval to play for the SF Giants.

Nobody believes Rockets can win game 6 without Chris Paul.  Maybe not. But they basically won game 5 without James Harden.

 

Friday afternoon and Trump is tweeting angrily about Obama again. Somehow we all knew without looking that it’s going to be raining in DC all weekend so he can’t golf.

 

USC President stepping down over scandal w/ university gynecologist accused of conducting inappropriate exams for almost 30 years. Trojans play at Stanford Sept. 8. Should the @lsjumb (Leland Stanford Jr. University Marching Band) just be suspended now as of Sept. 9 to save time?

Gronkowski the 3 year old colt has been given 69-1 odds to win the Preakness.  69-1?  Out of 8 horses?   Do they think Rob Gronkowski himself is the jockey?

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At this point the only thing that may let US move flags back from half-staff over school shootings is summer vacation.

 

After his arrest, Harvey Weinstein complained his cuffs were too tight – “I’m feeling faint.”
“I’m feeling so sorry for him.” said no woman.

Landslide vote in Ireland to liberalize abortion laws. Well, good to know one country is moving into 21st century while GOP/Trump try to drag USA back into 19th.

Leaving aside the gun issue, teacher who stopped Indiana school gunman Friday teaches SCIENCE. Which GOP would, if they could, have eliminated.

Isn’t “male school shooter” sadly redundant?

Washington Capitals captain Alex Overchkin talked about “waiting for this moment for a long time.” And yeah, it’s the Caps’ first Stanley Cup Final since 1998.  Of course, it’s the Las Vegas Golden Knights final … for ever?

Follow the $$$?  From NY Times today – ” There are far more Amazon Prime members in this country than people who voted for Trump.”

Happy #NationalWineDay. Although thanks to Trump, every day has become #NationalWineDay

Just wondering, what if #NorthKorea summit was always a sham whether it happened or not, but Trump figured headlines would distract from other issues. Nah, another of those far-fetched theories…