Archive for June 2018

Too much juice?

June 30, 2018

Reds scored 12 runs today, Braves and Red Sox scored 11, Cubs scored 14. Was there some MLB pitchers’ strike and nobody told us?

So if chosen will Hope Hicks be first Chief of Staff ever to steam a President’s pants?

4-3 score in World Club with France vs. Argentina.   WTF? Is the ball juiced?

 

So in the end, what was the difference between Argentina and Nigeria and Iceland?  About 4 days.

Hall of Famer John Smoltz missed the cut at the US Senior Open. Who does he think he is, Tiger Woods?

As the World Cup enters knock-out rounds, many Americans have the familiar feeling they have every March Madness – rooting for teams on which they can’t name a single player.

 

So who had Estonia on Trump’s relations wrecking list?

Ah, June 30, when we can all be glad that we won’t get any more last minute “2nd quarter of 2018” fundraising emails. And switch over to “start the second half of 2018 with a bang” fundraising emails.

Mike Huckabee, if Trump put Moses up for the possibility of being Supreme Court Justice the Democrats would still be against it.

Apparently Mike Huckabee doesn’t remember that Moses led more than half a million immigrants in search of the Promised Land…

 

Love how Trumpsters simultaneously say that Trump is tougher on immigrants than any President ever but blame Obama for family separation.

To all my new Russian bot Twitter responders – “blagoslovlyay svoye serdtse”
(translation “Bless your heart.”

How can you be “pro-life” and say human beings want to “infest” us? Asking for a country.

Maxine Waters “If you shoot me, you better shoot straight. There’s nothing like a wounded animal.”
Whatever you think of #MaxineWaters, she has more cojones than 90% of Congress.

 

 

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life”. Winston Churchill

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Not quite major league.

June 29, 2018

 

Tim Tebow has made the AA All-Star team. If so, he should be ready to fit right in on this year’s Mets!

So Lebron James is opting out of his contract with the Cavaliers. Miss the days when that was the biggest story we could all get worked up about.

#LarryNassar trending. Anyone else disappointed that it wasn’t because he died?

Apparently now South Korea is out of World Cup, players may lose their exemption from 2 years of compulsory national service. On a brighter note, imagine what North Korean players would face for being eliminated

John Melendez pranked Donald Trump into accepting his call on Air Force One. Did he use a cellphone with a Russian prefix?

Despite the Capital Gazette killer’s long history of threatening behavior, he bought his gun legally. So much for “Thoughts and Prayers.”

 

So when will NRA and GOP declare that for safety we should arm all journalists?

We may never know exact trigger for #CapitalGazette killer. Clearly he had issues with the paper. But Trump’s normalizing hatred towards journalists couldn’t have helped.

Somehow got on Trump email list. And here’s fund raising message of day after Capital Gazette shooting – “Too many on the Left push a message of anger, resistance, and violent rhetoric….”

Susan Collins said she won’t apply “ideological litmus tests” to Supreme Court nominees. The problem is that @realDonaldTrump will.

Trump today said of Capital Gazette killings – “This attack shocked the conscience of our Nation, and filled our hearts with grief…
Those of us with hearts, anyway.

 

Just for the heck of it…. guacamole and tortillas really is the original avocado toast.

CIA and other U.S. agencies conclude North Korea has ramped up production of fuel for nuclear weapons. So who’s Trump going to believe? US intelligence or his new BFF Kim Jong-Un?

Marco Rubio was more upset by the use of the f-word than by the death of five journalists. Respectfully speaking, what a fuckwit.

The pen is mightier than the sword

June 28, 2018

And the gun.

-Trump likes to tout his own bravery and slam the press.
Meanwhile #CapitalGazette will publish a newspaper tomorrow. #truecourage

Jameis Winston suspended just 3 games by NFL. Good thing for #Buccaneers that their QB just sexually assaulted an Uber driver instead smoking some pot

Really miss living in world where as #Spurs & #SFGiants fan most upsetting news today would involve trading Kawhi Leonard & a blown save. #CapitalGazette

Japan advances over Senegal on “fair play points?” And people complain that the balk rule is weird.

(And once Japan knew the “fair play” rule would get them in, they basically played a four-corners offense for the last 10 minutes of the game to run out the clock without more scoring….)

Congratulations to Kevin Abel, 129 pitch 2-hit shutout after 23 pitches yesterday to win CWS for Oregon State
But six innings in MLB is a quality start……

Rod Rosenstein is a Trump-appointed Republican. Period.

 

Re Mueller investigation – “Finish it the hell up” says the man who dragged out Benghazi for over 2 years… #TreyGowdy #Whythereisnosatire

At least all these people who want to overturn Roe V. Wade also want to expand welfare benefits to poor women and children. Oh, wait… never mind. #ProLifeMyAss

Who says Trump isn’t doing anything to respond to Capital Gazette shootings? He got BFF Vlad to unleash Russian bots to blame it on Democrats.

Trump refused to speak to reporters about murdered Annapolis journalists when he returned to White House today.
But had shooter been an immigrant or Muslim he’d have been screaming loudly about his wall or travel ban.

How can you call the press “fake news” and the “enemy of the people” without EXPECTING someone to try to kill journalists? Asking for a sad country.

Even if today’s killer wasn’t directly motivated by Trump, calling free press “the enemy of the people” dehumanizes journalists, and provides justification to angry men looking for excuses to kill. Period.

Auf Wiedersehen?

June 28, 2018

Just guessing it’s not a great day for business if you run a Korean BBQ restaurant in Germany.

A little good news for the day, since James Borrego left for the Hornets job, San Antonio Spurs have promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon to the front of the bench,

 

Final game of #CollegeWorldSeries tomorrow between #OregonState and #Arkansas. And if anyone doesn’t have a team yet, Sarah Huckabee Sanders did start off Monday’s press briefing “Go Hogs.”

Germany is out of the World Cup. How long until Trump tweets taking credit?

Open note to @JeffFlake – Your book is “Conscience of a Conservative.” Show it now please, and announce you will not vote to confirm Trump SCOTUS nominee before the election.

Important potential bright spot w/ Kennedy retiring. He’s only doing it now to get a conservative replacement. Which means he too expects a November Blue Wave.

McConnell – “Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent on President Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy.”
Uh, but clearly this close to a midterm election we should let people decide.

US and Russia have agreed on a Trump-Putin summit. In addition to their nightly bedtime chats?

Since “My Pillow” is a big advertiser on KNBR, figured SF Giants fans should know that Trump at today’s rally is praising his strong supporter Mike Lindell, CEO & founder of “My Pillow.”

Trump taunt tonight – “slovenly man named Joe Crowley, got his ass kicked by a young woman who had a lot of energy.”
Guessing he won’t find it as entertaining when young women with a lot of energy kick GOP ass this November.

 

Somehow I’ve missed all the comments from so-called liberals  after Kennedy’s retirement saying “there’s no difference between the parties.”

It is a lot easier to convince someone who doesn’t think elections matter to vote than it is to change the mind of someone who has voted, even if they made the wrong choice. #confirmationbias

New York state of mind?

June 27, 2018

Mets actually won tonight, hope this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse.

A body was discovered at home of NY Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Wait, I thought all the stiffs in NY were playing for the Mets. #BustoHell

Forget “Rolaids Reliever of the Year,” think Archie Bradley wins the “Pepto-Bismol Reliever of the Year.”

“Leave my husband alone” – Elaine Chao. Also countless immigrant women and gay men

If Sarah Sanders thinks she can’t have a nice simple dinner out now, wait until she finds out how many restaurants don’t want to deal with hassle of Secret Service escorts too.

Too soon to start a pool as to when @realDonaldTrump will come up with a nasty nickname for Alexandra  Ocasio Cortez?

 

Got to love Trump chortling over a white establishment male Democrat losing his Primary…. to a MORE liberal Latina woman. Mean bitch Karma popping another cold one.

Trump says he’d run into a school to face an armed killer? Wonder how long it will be before he’s afraid to face a group of Harley Davidson bikers?

Democrats looking for something productive to do in Wisconsin might consider voter registration in Milwaukee right now. It’s the headquarters of #HarleyDavidson

So has anyone reminded @realDonaldTrump that his new BFF Kim Jong Un is now on the travel ban list?

Suppose Trump travel ban makes SOME sense because most of the 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Oh, Saudis aren’t on list….. Never mind.

Targeted advertising fail of the day.
“Janice, you’ve been such a loyal and committed supporter. I want you to know that I’m fighting alongside you every step of the way.Our hard work is paying off. We are winning the fight.
Please make a contribution of $50, and I would be honored to sign a copy of my book (“Trump’s America”) for you.

Your Friend, Newt Gingrich

Satellite images  reportedly show North Korea upgrading nuclear research facility: report

Congrats to all those who had June 27 in the pool.

As we argue over whether Civility will matter with Trump voters, can we remember, Trump wasn’t elected so much because conservatives voted for him as because liberals voted third party or stayed home!  VOTE!

Big tent?

June 25, 2018

ESPN reports that Lebron James doesn’t want a “recruiting circus” with his free agency.
Uh, with “The Decision” Lebron is the one who first put up the circus tent.

On a Monday when Giants had an off day, Cubs against Dodgers had runners on 1st and 2nd with no one out, and bunted into a double play. Then had runners at 1st and 3rd with one out and hit into another double play.   For SF fans looked WAY too familiar.

So somehow ESPN’s “The Body” issue neglected Bartolo Colon?

Uruguay beat Russia today at the World Cup.   Fortunately Russia is still advancing so the Uruguay team won’t suddenly find their visas revoked.

In Ohio, a bank teller convinced a robber she needed to swipe his driver’s license to get more cash from the ATM. Police then showed up at the guy’s house later with a warrant for his arrest. #Crooksarestupid

Flight delays today at SFO due to a pothole closing one runway. Wonder which airline will be first to institute a “runway maintenance fee”?

As my friend Rick said ” That’s not a pothole, it’s a ground-based turbulence simulator.”

Maybe the Tallahassee Trail is where Trump told Melania HE was going.

Sarah Sanders says she complained (illegally) about Red Hen restaurant using her “official account” because she was responding to “news of the day.”
Uh, Sarah, it wasn’t news until you made it news.

Just guessing the Red Hen doesn’t serve the well-done steak with ketchup that Trump likes anyway…

Just checking, do MAGAers feel that a restaurant owner should also have to serve someone who comes in being polite but wearing a “F*ck Trump” shirt?

Lots of Trumpers criticizing a tweet I wrote about Trump wanting to be King. Most of them saying a US President is like a king. Funny, I missed GOP saying that when Obama was President.

So at Trump rallies will supporters alternate cries for #Civility with #LockHerUp?

If insults, rudeness and a lack of civility were enough to deter Americans from voting for a candidate then @HillaryClinton would be President.

Pelosi and Schumer rebuked Maxine Waters over civility. Somehow I missed GOP leaders doing the same with Trump.

On a brighter note…

June 25, 2018

At least USA didn’t sneak into World Cup.   As when they would no doubt be eliminated in first round no doubt Trump would have started a trade war at the very least with their opponent.

And didn’t we all have Hunter Pence as the walk off in 11 innings  hero for today’s SF Giants  game?

Marco Rubio told CNN he doesn’t think Trump will change his behavior. So when will Senator Rubio change HIS?

\On “Fox and Friends” former Trump deputy campaign manager told Dem strategist Joel Payne he was out of his “cotton-picking mind.” Payne is black.
The best people….

 

Except that it was written by a gay man “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” would be Trump’s anthem.

AMC Theatres now has $20-a-month subscription service. But will $20 also be the price for small sodas and popcorn?

Would take outrage of those on behalf of #SarahSanders more seriously if same people were also outraged on behalf of gays denied wedding cake.
Reportedly Joe Manchin used Heimlich maneuver on Claire McCaskill when she was choking at a caucus luncheon this week.

Ted Cruz better hope he never chokes at lunch in the Senate.

 

In 2018, it’s not that Democrats need to change minds on party, it’s simply that we need to change minds from “non-voter” to “voter.”

Would really love to see how many people, including Trumpers, are certain they have NEVER personally hired an undocumented immigrant for anything?
And guessing most of them will be wrong.

 

For those trying to say Red Hen and Colorado baker are the same, remember -Sarah Sanders chooses to work for and lie for this President.
People do not choose to be gay.