Archive for January 2019

Much too young to feel this damn cold….

January 31, 2019

Jack McKeon, 88, has been hired as a senior adviser for the Washington Nationals.  Good for McKeon.  But at 88, isn’t “senior advisor” redundant?

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says it was “soft” for schools to close due to cold.
So why didn’t he give that Press Conference outside?

Okay, here’s an idea for positive NFL change. Besides adding limited PI review, which the CFL does, let’s talk about targeting and helmet-to-helmet.
The league already reviews plays and fines players, as they did after Saints-Rams. But make, AFTER REVIEW AFTER THE GAME- deliberate helmet-to-helmet/targeting a defenseless receiver an infraction that means unpaid suspension for the next game. Even if the playoffs or Super Bowl.
If safety is REALLY the goal that will make anyone think twice.

US State Department raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel.”
With all due respect, is there any American who WANTS to travel to Venezuela right now?

Mitch McConnell said today that making Election Day a federal holiday is part of a “power grab” by Democrats to win elections.
Right, because heaven forbid in a democracy we make it easier for people to you know, actually vote.

As a moderate Democrat, I disagree with AOC on several policy issues. But am in awe of her social media skills – Today’s tweet -“Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”?

Sarah Sanders: God “wanted Donald Trump to become president.”
God, “Don’t blame me, heck, I can’t even get a lousy targeting penalty called when SAINTS are involved.

 

 

Okay, if GOP doesn’t want Election Day to be national holiday in theory over cost, it would be inexpensive & effective to give all voters a lottery ticket.

On Morning Joe, Howard Schultz was surprised because while he said “I don’t eat Cheerios,” when Mika Brzezinski told him an 18 ounce box cost $4, he responded “That’s a lot.”
Right, about 2/3 of the price of an equivalent sized Starbucks latte.#NotTheOnion

At least seven people have died due to cold temperatures in the Midwest. Following his California comments waiting for Donald Trump to say it was their fault.for not shoveling their walks or something.

For the attack by his neighbor, Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in expenses and damages. How many Americans are starting GoFundMe pages for the neighbor?

Have to wonder, at some point does  Donald Trump think about fact that if he hadn’t run for President he could be spending this whole Polar Vortex winter at Mar-A-Lago with Playboy bunnies and porn stars?

 

Serious final note –  Frank Robinson is reportedly in hospice care. 2019 so far kind of sucks.

Robberies

January 30, 2019

For those who say “get over it” with the Saints being robbed by refs- the Patriots also had an early lead – 14-0 at halftime, “let” KC come back, and ended up facing 3rd and 10 early in OT on their own 35. Imagine if a Chiefs defender had decked Edelman, PI, helmet-to-helmet and no call.
New England would have punted, and Kansas City, since Mahomes was dialed it, probably would have won. But I am sure Patriots fans would be “over it.”

San Antonio Spurs get a home win with a buzzer beater from Rudy Gaby, 126-124 over the… Phoenix Suns?!?   Speaking of being robbed,  Spurs coach Gregg Popovich

“I thought that they outplayed us, outcoached us, outphysicaled us, outexecuted us. We had no respect for them or for the game. We didn’t play with each other. It was a pathetic performance, and Phoenix got robbed.”

 

While we were focused on hamberders…. According to reporter Michael Harriott, at Trump’s Clemson fast-food dinner “”15 of the University’s black players listed on the school’s official roster attended the White House visit, the vast majority of whom (11) were freshmen or sophomores who had very little playing time during the season. Just one senior made the trip and only six of the players in attendance were even listed on Clemson’s national championship depth chart. There are at least 57 black student-athletes on Clemson’s official team roster, which means 74 % of Clemson’s African-American players chose not to make the trip to the White House..”

In California, Ghirardelli and Russell Stover have to pay over $750,000 in fines for “oversized containers” that “mislead” consumers into thinking they were getting more candy than they are actually buying.

This does not bode well this Easter for makers of hollow chocolate bunnies.”

A 56 year-old man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing pills he thought were opioids. They were actually laxatives. (Where? Of course, Florida.)
But talk about a sh*tty story.

Wistful at the thought that with Polar Vortex this week comedians could have been falling all over each other to come up with the best “President Hillary Clinton is cold” joke.

Donald Trump says he will give a Super Bowl pregame interview on Sunday.
Yet another reason for Saints fans not to watch the game.

 

After allegations of knowing hiring illegal workers and helping them falsify document, apparently Donald Trump’s companies will start using E-Verify. – which Trump has touted in some speeches.
Translation, until they got caught, they saw no reason to change business as usual.

Howard Schultz toying with running for President might be doing as much for the Starbucks brand as “New Coke” did for Coca Cola.

 

Howard Schultz, a life-long Democrat, is trying to explain why he would run for President as an Independent. But really, there’s only one reason – because he has no chance to win Democratic primary.

 

 

Don’t touch

January 28, 2019

Nickell Robey-Coleman, Los Angeles CB whose illegal hit on Saints TommyLee Lewis sent Rams to Super Bowl is now saying age is starting to affect Tom Brady’s play. Wait until LA figures out that touching Brady and often his receivers, is an automatic 15 yard penalty

Phonetically # should be pronounced “Super Bowl Lie.” Coincidence?

Tom Brady says there is zero chance he will retire after this season. Translation – Giselle doesn’t want him around the house.

 

American creativity is not dead. Nor is #WhoDat spirit  https://www.facebook.com/groups/164795546974540/

 

On a lighter sports note, just watched movie “Secretariat” again. Forget NFL, MLB, NBA arguments etc…. we are talking serious GOAT. #31lengths

Saying that animals need to be full grown, United Airlines has banned puppies and kittens as “emotional support animals.”
But actually aren’t ALL puppies and kittens emotional support animals?

Howard Schultz somehow feels he needs to run as an independent because it would be absolutely impossible for a billionaire with no political experience to get a major party’s nomination?  WTF?

 

Okay Howard Schultz, you have “seriously considered” running for President.
Now time to say “After serious consideration this idea stinks more than when my baristas accidentally burn coffee.”

Simple math. 30-35% of Americans would still support Trump if he shot someone on 5th Avenue. A third party party candidate only needs about 10-15% of the rest to ensure Donald’s re-election.  50% before you factor in Greens, Libertarians and people who write in their pets, is not enough in an electoral college universe.

Trump is applauding Bible study in schools. Uh, about those commandments, including coveting thy neighbor’s wife. “I did try & f*ck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch…”

 

Sarah Sanders “The President doesn’t want to go through another shutdown.”
So I guess she ran out of burnt facts for her eyeliner?

Sticking by the Bay

January 27, 2019

RIP Peter Magowan, 76, former managing-partner of the SF Giants.   Though younger fans may not remember, he was one of the people most responsible for keeping that team that plays in the monstrosity called Tropicana Field from being the Tampa Bay Giants.

(Ironically, he was due to be honored this year, and the Giants’ opening day opening at now… ugh, Oracle Pack – are the Tampa Bay Rays.)

Gregg Popovich angrily called a timeout 16 seconds into tonight’s Spurs game, after the Wizards scored an easy bucket. San Antonio ended up winning 132-119.
Can’t win a game in 1st quarter, but Pop knows…sometimes you can lose it.

Golden State Warriors look so good with five all-stars healthy now about only thing that could stop them is Bill Vinovich’s crew officiating the NBA finals.

Tampa Bay Rays announced that Tropicana Field will become first cash-free sports venue in North America. Wonder if the team got approval from both of their season ticket holders?

So on Monday hundreds of thousands of federal employees will return to work for first time in over a month, after being given only a few hours notice before the shutdown.
And you think the leftovers in YOUR office fridge are scary.

Another mass shooting in US, this time in Louisiana. Suspect again is young white man. Wonder if Trump has his staff look into all these killings in hopes one was committed by an immigrant.

Not even that Kamala Harris is my first choice. But already seen Twitter attacks on her over Willie Brown – not from MAGAers but Bernie supporter

 

Can I go on record as saying as long as underage boys or girls, or rape, aren’t involved, I really don’t care who the Democratic nominee has slept with?

Open note to Democrats wanting to be elected President in 2020 – how about showing us what you can do to help save the country from Trump in 2019?

Grounded.

January 26, 2019

Poor Donald Trump had he only kept Shutdown long enough to close down Atlanta airport next weekend for Super Bowl he’d at least been guaranteed in 2020 to win Louisiana.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 for helmet-to-helmet hit on Saint’s Tommylee Lewis.
Even the loser’s share of Super Bowl is over $55,000.
Going forward NFL doesn’t think players can figure the math?

Disgruntled Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown apparently wants to join SF 49ers. And hey, what says winning with class more than player who sits out last game of year with playoff implications because he’s feuding with his quarterback?-

Imagine if Barack Obama had shut down the government over Mitch McConnell not scheduling a vote on Merrick Garland.

 

Trump agrees to reopen government without funding for his wall, but adds “As everyone knows, I have a very powerful alternative but I’m not going to use it at this time.”
Translation, I’m not going to declare a national emergency until I know Mueller is ready to release his report.

Who knew that the most powerful people in America are air traffic controllers?

 

 

Nixon Foundation – Calling Roger Stone “a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement.”
So yes, we have a new answer for the GOP in “how low can you go?”#DisownedByNixon

Apparently Roger Stone was arrested by furloughed FBI agents working without pay.
Some statements don’t even need a punchline.

Trump is upset that CNN just happened to be there when Roger Stone was arrested. Gosh, and who’d a thunk any furloughed FBI agent might have had any incentive to alert the media?

Thinking “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, which IS marvelous, is almost like “Dirty Dancing.” Except if Baby found that being funny was as good as finding a hot guy to get her out of her corner.

Your reminder that while none of Obama’s campaign staff, lawyers and confidants were arrested, while he was President, Barack DID wear a tan suit.

At least some consistency.

January 24, 2019

As crazy as this world these days, at least there is some consistency.  ESPN devoting headlines after opening round at the Farmers Insurance Open to Tiger Woods… eight shots off the lead.

 

Now former SF Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland has signed with the Seattle Mariners. So just imagine how mellow he’ll be now that he’ll be in America’s most caffeinated city.

Apparently ticket prices for Super Bowl have dropped by 17 percent since Sunday’s conference championship games – a “worst-case” demand scenario because Patriots have gone 4 times already and Rams fan base isn’t that interested.
Womp womp.

 

Maybe some of the big acts who refused to play Super Bowl halftime show should consider a charity concert during the game in New Orleans.

Look, nothing’s going to change with Rams Saints game result, even though petition is up over 750,000 signatures.
But at a time when NFL routinely acknowledges mistakes after the fact, along with suspensions and fines for targeting, absolute crickets from the league office. Not even a slap on the wrist for Nickell Robey-Coleman who BRAGGED about it again on Monday

Trump “The grocery store will float you the food on credit until the shutdown is over. That’s how it works.”
And George H.W. Bush was lambasted for not knowing how a grocery store scanner worked? WTAF?

So will Trump Hotel in DC let all furloughed federal employees put meals and drinks on account?

What’s tomorrow, Trump will say furloughed workers will can have all the groceries they want, and Mexico will pay for them.

Interesting that even in the middle of an acrimonious shutdown, Speaker Pelosi refers to him as “President Trump” where he refers to her as “Nancy.” But Democrats need to be more civil.

 

Trump “Many of those people that are not getting paid are totally in favor of what we’re doing.”
Would he like to trot some of those people out at a Press Conference? Or are they too busy standing in food bank lines?

Southwest Airlines just announced govt shutdown means their planes can’t be certified for over-water travel and thus has delayed their plans to offer scheduled flights to Hawaii starting this winter. And the delay could be months.

Waiting for Trump to say he doesn’t care about foreign travel.

Many national parks are in Red States, & small businesses who cater to those parks – motels, restaurants, gift shops, etc, are REALLY hurting with the Trump Shutdown. But it’s okay because they’ll get back pay too. Oh wait, never mind.

From USA Today – an “on again off again” Indiana girlfriend of Sun Trust Bank killer “I never understood where it started. For some reason (he) always hated people and wanted everyone to die.”
She said he bought a gun last week, but that she and others had shrugged it off because he always liked firearms.”
Right, and who would think an angry young white man would be dangerous?

All of a kind

January 24, 2019

Give him points for honesty. A-Rod on Clemens and Bonds and the Hall of Fame. “Of course I want them to get in, because that would mean that I have an opportunity to get in one day,”

As New Orleans fans plan Super Bowl boycotts and keep signing a petition in protest of Sunday’s missed call that gave Rams the NFL Championship Game win, interesting to note in LOS ANGELES, more viewers watched the Chiefs-Patriots game than the Rams-Patriots.

(Btw, the petition won’t change anything, but it will upset Roger Goodell —   so please feel free to share and add your name, over 700,000 as of tonight.  https://www.change.org/p/we-want-an-nfc-championship-rematch-sunday-jan-27-after-refs-missed-call)

 

Don’t have to look picture to know suspect in latest mass shooting in Sebring, Florida is a white man. Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted about it.

 

According to his FB page, suspect in Sebring Florida shooting, with at least 5 dead, is a fan of both Milo Yiannopoulos and Alex Jones.
So where is GOP outrage on how he was radicalized?

About building that wall to stop crime. Don’t suppose it would be possible to recreate that cask of amontillado story in the White House…?

In one sentence from Nancy Pelosi: “There is serious and justified concern that this president would shut down the government any time he does not get his way legislatively. That is why we must hold the line on this shutdown.”

 

Can Secret Service tell Donald Trump no one is now available to inspect his fast food and thus for safety reasons he can’t have any hamburgers until shutdown is over?
Government would be open tomorrow.

For that matter, so how quickly would the shutdown end if military pilots who are taking Melania to and from Mar-A-Lago tell Trump it’s not safe to fly?

Fox News claims “a poll finds a slim 51 % majority says Trump is responsible for the shutdown, while 34 % blame congressional Democrats.
17 points is “a slim majority?” Guess it’s the same math that says losing popular vote by almost 3 million is a landslide win.

Actually, if Donald Trump wants to give a SOTU speech on Hannity’s show, let him go ahead. But NO other network should cover it.

Trump SOTU statement basically tonight.
“If I can’t give it in the House, I will not give it with my spouse.
I will not give it in a box, I will not even go on Fox.”

and then

 

Build A Wall
Crime Will Fall.
Fooled you All
It’s About MY Haul
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