Archive for December 2018

Battle lines

December 31, 2018

Can’t imagine how Stanford got the #NerdNation nickname

From Twitter tonight,

Meanwhile, after Eagles won 24-0, looks like Redskins offense decided to take part in Washington DC Trump shutdown.
Actually, yeah, I know, the worst team in NFL would still beat a team like Alabama easily.
But Jets, Redskins, Raiders and 49ers did their best today to try to convince us otherwise.
Cleveland was down by 2, with 1 & 10 at Baltimore Ravens 39 and 1:18 to play in 4th quarter.  Three incomplete passes in a row & Mayfield throws a 4th down interception. So yeah, much improvement, but as a way to lose – that’s SO Browns.
Patriots up 31-3 late in 4th quarter, still keeping their starters in against hapless Jets. Sort of thing that has Belichick & company so beloved by NFL fans outside New England.
Maybe today’s game is all part of Saints plan to push Drew Brees as MVP choice by showing how they look without him?

Maybe it’s just me but thinking while jokes about school shooting survivors may distract people from remembering your sexual misconduct, those jokes won’t much for your overall image.  #LouisCK

So if Mexico is supposed to be paying for the wall, why hasn’t Trump shut down the Mexican government?

 

Today’s Trump fundraising email “While Nancy Pelosi sits at her luxurious resort in Hawaii, I’m at the Oval Office working for YOU.”
Uh, wasn’t it the Senate who refused to go along with Donald’s ransom demands? And Mitch is in Kentucky.

A new report found half of US adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison. Well, soon maybe we won’t be able to say Trump family can’t relate to average Americans.

And then there were two.

December 30, 2018

 

So apparently when you spot Alabama 28 points they have a pretty good chance of winning a football game.

Your reminder that of four teams in CFB Playoff only one of them was from a state that elected a Democratic senator in 2018.

To be fair, these CFB Playoff routs ARE the committee’s fault. In choosing between top college-level teams this year they didn’t even consider the Oakland Raiders.

 

OPM- Office of Personnel Management message to federal employees started –  “Feds, here are sample letters you may use as a guide when working with your creditors during this furlough. If you need legal advice please consult with your personal attorney.”

Uh, federal employees are not allowed to access their government emails during a shutdown. So how are they going to see this? For that matter if you can’t pay bills how can you pay an attorney?

 

Can someone remind Donald Trump that Congress HAD deal to prevent shutdown, until he threw a tantrum & got departing House members to pass ridiculous new bill on way out.

No doubt Nancy Pelosi would never think of just passing the original bill on Jan 3?.

I’m so old I remember “I’ll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, So, I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Headline from NY Daily News “Reports that “Robert Mueller has obtained ‘nude selfie’ from Russian company targeted in his investigation: court filing.”

And if anyone needed a potential image to use as an appetite suppressant for their New Year’s diet?

 

 

And here comes the Sun (Bowl)

December 29, 2018

Stanford vs. Pittsburgh in El Paso, Dec 31….. where at least Cardinal will no longer carry the weight of an entire conference on their shoulders…. because.

 

Washington State and thus the Pac 12 actually won a bowl game. Just when conference was finally about to get regular offers to play SEC teams.

Watching MusicCityBowl with Auburn and Purdue and knowing Boilermakers were  the team that beat Ohio State…. well, it does not strengthen Buckeyes’ contention that they should be in CFB playoff

 

Teddy Bridgewater starting for New Orleans at QB on Sunday. One argument for Drew Brees as  NFL MVP might be having done such a good job he AND many other starters can rest week 17.


Tigers are a 12.5 point favorite on Saturday, but apparently most betting money for CFB Playoff game between Clemson and Notre Dame is coming in on the Fighting Irish.

Will winning bettors be required to donate some of their profits to Notre Dame. #TouchdownJesus

Question of the week, what are more meaningless in December?  Most college football bowl games, or most NBA “regular season games?”

Today’s fundraising email to me said President Trump “was SHOCKED to see that your name was missing from the list of Official Build The Wall Members.”

Well, if Trump really were shocked we’d have even more ammunition for 25th amendment.

Just wondering, could we get Donald Trump put federal money towards eradicating dangerous diseases if we told him the viruses came into the country illegally?

Trump now says he will stay in DC and miss his New Year’s Eve bash at Mar-A-Lago.    But okay, let’s be logical here — all the VERY expensive tickets have been sold that guarantee access to the President.

So choice here is, go down to see the few people he actually likes in January or February when shutdown is over, or stay home, avoid the rich donors he tolerates,  plus the germs he fears, and blame it on the Democrats….

Well, maybe if they include teacher’s colleges?

December 28, 2018

Nick Saban is against expanding the college football playoff from four to eight teams.

Makes sense, we all know Alabama wants to win championships by playing as few good teams as possible.

San Antonio Spurs last night beat NBA’s Western Conference current best Denver Nuggets. While the Golden State Warriors lose back to back home games against Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.

So is NBA about to change their motto to “Any given Sunday, or Monday, or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday, or Friday, or Saturday?”

Wisconsin 35- Miami 3. Almost as low a score for Hurricanes in New York as the Yankees averaged in ALDS.

41 bowl games this season…. for how many of this young men will it be the most overhyped and meaningless game of their lives… until they get drafted by a team like the Jets.

 

 

 

Can we get bipartisan agreement on the fact that when it’s a 45 minute line to order a grilled cheese and someone sees a friend in line and says ‘”hey can I order with you too” that should be a felony?

As Trump uses sad shooting death of policeman to push his wall, guess no one told him officer Ronil Singh came here from Fiji as an unskilled young immigrant who wanted to be a police officer.

While Trump lies about a fake 10% pay raise for military, members of US Coast guard will be working without pay starting tomorrow due to his Shutdown. #Details

A cell signal reportedly put former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen outside Prague around the time of the alleged Russian collusion meeting.

“Fake cellphone signal” tweets in 3.2.1….

But okay, should we really be surprised same Trump administration that doesn’t seem to believe in records of what they write and say in public also didn’t understand the concept of locating cell phones?

 

144 USA police officers killed in line of duty in 2018 and Trump decides to tweet about the one who apparently was shot by someone in the country illegally.

Cheezed off?

December 27, 2018

Bad news for fans of good college football – After an 80 minute weather delay in 1st quarter, the First Responder Bowl was canceled. Worse news for fans of good college football – After 6 INTs in 1st half, the CheezIt Bowl wasn’t canceled.

CheezIt Bowl featured 9 interceptions in one game. To put that in perspective Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have thrown 7 interceptions between them all season.
Cal and TCU combined for 9 interceptions in CheezIt Bowl Thereby prompting fans of both teams to scream repeatedly “CheezIt Christ.”
Pac 12 now 1-10 in their last eleven bowl games.   Maybe the conference should start boycotting bowls or something?
If this keeps up soon they’ll be known as the “Pac It In” conference?
Now it’s acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker who’s been caught embellishing his resume, and claiming falsely that he was an Academic All-American at the University of Iowa.
Though Donald Trump so hates being upstaged in any way fully expect that within a week he will declare that he too was an Academic All-American at Wharton.
Trump so hates being upstaged in any way fully expect that within a week he will declare that he too was an Academic All-American.
On the day that we discover Trump faked his bone spurs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the hospital after yet another cancer surgery. #Badass
Trump left the country and the stock market is bouncing back big time. Anyone know how to change the White House locks?
How long until Trump declares some sort of wall victory that entitles him to take his vacation at Mar-a-Lago?
Apparently many expensive tickets have been sold to a New Year’s Eve gala at Mar-A-Lago where guests were promised access to Trump.     And money from ticket sales will go directly into Donald’s pockets. So we may not know the exact excuse he will use to attend…. but there will be one.

Happy Boxing Day.

December 26, 2018

Think I raised my son right, this was his Christmas present to me.xmasshirt

 

Tom Brady “I know I’ve talked about it for a long time. I have that goal to not only play next year, but beyond that.”
Possible translation, “Giselle isn’t ready for me to just sit around the house.”

Whats a bigger shock, that the Lakers beat the Warriors 127-101 on Christmas? Or that they were only up 71-57 when Lebron James got hurt in the third quarter.

 

A foot doctor’s daughters now say their late father diagnosed President Donald Trump with bone spurs to help him avoid the Vietnam War draft as a “favor” to his father Fred Trump.
So can we start calling him #CadetFakeBoneSpurs?

I’m so old I remember staying up late Christmas Eve in hopes of hearing Santa.
Instead of in dread of what POTUS might tweet.

Apparently 7-year-old who Donald Trump said it was”marginal” for someone her age to still believe.in Santa said she’d never heard word “marginal” before.
Again, education causes Democrats.

Apparently the three ghosts who visited White House last night didn’t make much impression on Donald Trump.

Whatever you believe…

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas is not a mean sentiment   But “Happy Holidays” is boring and kind of a cop-out.  So heck  “Merry Whatever you Celebrate.”

 

 

Christmas Eve might have left Raiders fans wondering if they will ever see a professional home football game in Oakland again..

Fans in New Jersey might be forgiving for wondering the same thing with the Giants and Jets.

Clemson will not have star Dexter Lawrence for CFB playoffs after the DT tested positive for a banned substance. Maybe Lawrence was just trying to prove he is NFL ready?

Meanwhile, Alabama coach Nick Saban suspended three players for the CFB semifinal game against Oklahoma Saturday for “violations of team rules.” The players included two reserves and one starting offensive lineman who’d been dealing with turf toe and might not have played anyway.

But I’m sure Saban would have suspended the players anyway if they were stars…. #sarcasm.

 

Donald Trump -“I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back.”
Oh, Democrats are coming back. But just guessing Trump should be careful what he wishes for. Especially starting Jan 3.

So confused, Trump whining about being “all alone” today. But he still has Fox News and the one he loves best. Unless staffers took down all the White House mirrors.

Trump to a seven-year old calling in on NORAD’s Santa line “Are you still a believer in Santa Claus? ‘Cuz at seven it’s marginal, right?”
Many Americans to their children “Are you still a believer in US democracy? ‘Cuz at 242 it’s now marginal, right?”

A group called Kremlin Annex is outside the White House playing music loudly. Please can someone get them the music tonight to Linda Ronstadt’s “Poor poor pitiful me.”

Trump now so upset about Fed chair Jerome Powell, maybe Donald should just fire the idiot who hired him.

In the Trump version of Christmas, Jesus Mary and Joseph are detained at a border wall and Herod is celebrated for keeping Judea great.