Archive for January 2019

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January 22, 2019

Mike Mussina just elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. About time. Go Stanford.

Chiefs have fired their defensive coordinator after loss to Patriots on Sunday. Well, of course, he neglected to tell players they weren’t allowed to TOUCH Tom Brady.

Saints have been criticized a lot for play-calling and not going for 3 running plays before kicking a FB late in 4th, when Rams would have had it back with about a minute left. Actually the play calling was vintage Payton, going for the game-winning TD. Which looking at videos they would have had easily. …

More people in Los Angeles watched Chiefs-Patriots game than Rams-Saints.  Hope the Super Bowl doesn’t conflict with a Lakers game.

Now at least one airline warning “customers traveling from US airports may experience longer wait times than usual at security TSA checkpoints due to current US Govt. shutdown. We strongly recommend customers arrive at US airports at least 3 hrs before departure time of their flight.”
Are we great yet?

So now that the birthers have started in on Kamala Harris, suppose it would save time if Cory Booker brings a copy of his birth certificate with him when he announces he is running for President.

And now that Supreme Court has let Trump transgender military ban stand can’t wait to see all the MAGAers stampeding to recruiting offices to take transgender troops’ places.

As Senate prepares to vote Thursday on a bill to open government until Feb. 8 while working on border security funding, your reminder – with McConnell’s blessing and support, they passed “near-identical legislation on bipartisan lines before the shutdown began.”

So Donald Trump is insisting he still wants to do SOTU next week. Fine, why doesn’t he do it from real center of his government -Fox News Studios?

Trying to imagine if a liberal public school had organized a field trip for students to DC for the purpose of marching for abortion rights….

I’m so old I can remember that even the worst Winter or Spring break behavior from high school or college students didn’t require a PR firm.

 

 

Lara Trump to furloughed workers “It is a little bit of pain, but it’s going to be for the future of our country….”
So is she going to send them some lovely Trump branded cake to eat during the shutdown?

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Screw dat

January 22, 2019

Not only did ref no-call screw Saints yesterday, also denied fans a chance for a GUARANTEED record breaking Super Bowl. Up until now oldest QB to win the game was Peyton Manning, 39. Brees is 40, Brady 41.

Your reminder that the NFL, a multi-billion dollar operation, still uses part-time officials.

Referee Bill Vinovich who chose not to flag Rams’ Robey-Coleman for PI or helmet-to-helmet works most of the time as certified public accountant. Wonder if he pays the same careful attention to tax returns?

Who knew that answer to “Who Dat say Gonna Beat Dem Saints?” was the refs?

NFL apparently spoke to Sean Payton on the phone less than an hour after the game and admitted that should have been a pass interference.
Well, hey, not like it was game changing or anything.

Has anyone told the Rams that not only can they not get away with pass interference during the Super Bowl, it’s roughing the passer if they get close enough to muss up Tom Brady’s hair.

 

I’m so old I remember having a President who spent MLK day volunteering in DC soup kitchens, instead of rage tweeting from his bedroom.

(and the same President who wants to be known for creating Space Force  was in his bedroom last night rage tweeting during a full lunar eclipse.)

Look, we all know if MLK Jr. was alive today Donald Trump would have given him a nasty nickname and attacked him as a radical leftist.

Trump did visit MLF  Memorial day in DC today for about 2 minutes, and said not a word about Martin Luther King Jr. At least he didn’t give a speech about himself.

Rudy Giuliani told Fox News today that his team & Robert Mueller’s “communicated” about Cohen-Trump BuzzFeed News article and “agreed a significant portion of it was false.”

And why should anyone doubt anything Rudy says?

 

Fox News pundit Mark Levin… “I keep hearing it’s day 29 of the government shutdown. It’s amazing how we count weekends, Christmas, New Year’s, Martin Luther King’s birthday on Monday as the government shutdown.”
Right, because nobody has to eat or pay bills on weekends and holidays.”

Trump claiming Nancy Pelosi thinks walls are immoral. Uh no, Pelosi didn’t say all walls are immoral – she said YOUR proposed wall was “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”
And Nancy is right.

A picture is worth a thousand words?

January 21, 2019

missedcall

Getting up to ramming speed?

January 20, 2019

Thinking in spirit of the city, New Orleans residents should deliver one big gooey filled King Cake to each member of Los Angeles Rams tonight. And challenge them to eat every bite before the game.

 

Lakers hoped to keep James Harden under 50 tonight.   Well, even in overtime – mission accomplished. And it was about as successful as George W. Bush’s version.  Los Angeles 134, Houston 138.

Uh, for a reaction to this Trump quote, paging Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (and have him bring a map)
“Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places, they put up a wall, no problems. You look at San Antonio, you look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities immediately, immediately”

Covington Catholic — per Wikipedia the “only all-male high school in northern Kentucky. Maybe not coincidence it’s located on “Dixie Highway.”

But Rogers and Hammerstein were right  “You have to be carefully taught.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAZ8yOFFbAc

 

 

Today is 15th anniversary of Howard Dean scream. You know, when Americans decided a man who sounded like that was too emotional and unhinged to be President.

No sympathy at all for furloughed federal Federal Workers in Trump speech. Guess he figures they can all ask their parents for a little million dollar lo

Considering Donald  Trump has his own plane, wouldn’t it have been nice gesture to send Melania on it to Mar-A-Lago this weekend, instead of spending taxpayer dollars for military jet while federal worker are lining up at food banks?

Your reminder that while trashing Buzzfeed, Donald Trump yesterday acknowledged the greatness of Robert Mueller. “A very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!”

 

Finally, once again, mention of the California police officer killed by an undocumented immigrant. But crickets on officer Natalie Corona, 23, from a Mexican immigrant family, ambushed and murdered by a white man.
F*ck you, Donald Trump

Countdown to kickoffs.

January 19, 2019

Kansas City fans – We hope Mahomes can end our 49 year Super Bowl drought.
Boston fans – We really are the underdogs, promise. In fact, they should deflate our footballs to make it more fair.
New Orleans fans – Sorry, what, we can’t hear you? Who Dat! Who Dat! Who Dat!
Los Angeles fans – Is there a big game this weekend? Is Lebron back?

Weather forecast in Kansas City this Sunday night for the Chiefs Patriots game has improved from near zero to temperatures in the 20s. Gosh, by Midwest winter standards that’s practically shorts weather.

Another Southwest plane slid off the runway today. Fortunately no injuries but never thought “Wanna Get Away” meant getting off the tarmac.

Apparently 376 Central Americans have just requested asylum after crossing US border in Arizona through tunnels. So yeah, about that wall.

Over 10,000 furloughed federal employees have now applied for food stamps. And sadly some of them are probably at the US Dept of Agriculture that oversees food stamps.

School where Karen Pence teaches doesn’t just forbid LBGT students, they reserve “right to expel student if they, their parents, or someone in their household engages in homosexual or bisexual activity, or supports or condones that behavior.” “Supports or condones that behavior?” What, like playing Elton John music?”

Got it, so Donald Trump only hires “the best people” but they become weak and stupid liars after they quit or he fires them.

New Trump rule. “Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft support any Congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House Chief of Staff.”

But FLOTUS needing a spa weekend, THAT’s essential.

Why Saturday for Trump important announcement? Does he know that even his cult member don’t want their football games interrupted? Or is he trying to end shutdown so Melania can avoid criticism when she takes a government plane back from her Florida spa weekend.

Democrats have now passed 9 separate bills to open government. Just saying.

Your reminder that the 9 bills Democrats have passed to open the government are almost the same bills the GOP-led Senate passed UNANIMOUSLY before Christmas.

Boogie nights

January 18, 2019

DeMarcus Cousins to join Golden State Warriors this weeekend. Just in time to heat up the NBA Preseason.

 

Washington Wizards beat the NY Knicks Thursday in London 101-100.
As if Britain doesn’t have enough to worry about with Brexit issues think NBA could have sent them two real professional teams?

Phil Mickelson, 48, shot a 12-under 60 in the Desert Classic Thursday tying his career low. Hope this is a good omen for that youngster Drew Brees, 40 on Sunday.

Does Michael Cohen have good security and a food taster? Asking for a country.

Marriott is changing the name of their frequent guest programs to “Bonvoy.” “Bonvoy?”
And just think, someone got paid millions of dollars to come up with that….

 

As the Trump shutdown continues, one group not asking why Nancy Pelosi isn’t giving in to appease Donald is women who’ve ever had a toddler. (Because we know – give into one tantrum, and worse ones follow.

 

On the same day Trump canceled Nancy Pelosi’s congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan,  he sent Melania in an Air Force Jet to Mar-A-Lago.

 

That last line doesn’t even need a punchline. But presumably with cake for local residents to eat?

 

That moment when Donald Trump’s personal attorney reportedly paying to rig pools in Trump’s favor is only 2nd biggest bombshell story involving Michael Cohen today.

 

Sigh, posted on Twitter that Nancy Pelosi couldn’t go commercial as a government employee because no US airliner flies to Kabul.
Some MAGAer snarkily sent me a screen shot showing Emirates Airline flights. Right, no US airline, which government employees are supposed to take. But hey, why let laws get in the way of supporting a good tantrum.

 

 

I’m so old I remember waking up and not even giving a thought to what insanity President of the United States had done already this morning….

Masters scholar athletes?

January 17, 2019

Now former Alabama and Texas quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Shane Buechele are the latest to have decided to enter the graduate transfer portal, which would allow them to play for their new universities next season.

Just once, I’d love to hear one of these guys announce what in graduate program they’re supposedly going to study.

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New Dodgers President of Business Enterprise Tucker Kain has some big ideas – including “night clubs and sports bars inside Dodger Stadium.”
Well, it might be one way to get fans to stay past the 7th inning.

Bill Belichick says he’s not concerned about the freezing weather expected in Kansas City for AFC championship. Well, and even if Patriots HAD played well enough for #1 seed, forecast is for snow and sleet in Boston this Sunday.

Interim Michigan State President John Engler was forced to say he’ll resign today after telling Detroit News that Nassar’s victims had been in the “spotlight” & are “still enjoying that moment at times, you know, the awards & recognition.”
How long until Engler gets offered a job in Trump White House?

Trump said he bought 1,000 hamburgers for Clemson football team, White House said it was more like 300. Does this mean he’s got 700 burgers stored in fridge to survive a long shutdown?

Possible major flooding expected with storms in California over next two days. How long until Donald Trump somehow blames the state for it?

 

Note to SF Bay Area drivers. Rushing across the train tracks as signals start flashing and crossing arms start coming down is never smart. Doing that when it’s raining hard with slick roads is Darwin Award material.

Trump tweets today that “radical Democrats are the party of open borders and crime” while his cult members in Senate vote against sanctions on criminal Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. #NotTheOnion

 

So with SOTU being possibly delayed does that mean White House can stop work on translating it from the original Russian?

Apparently Chris Christie’s new book eviscerates Jared Kushner. But really, did Jared ever think the man who shut down a bridge over a perceived slight would forget being kicked out of a role in Trump administration?
Womp womp.

 

 

We cannot find him in the House.
We cannot find him with his spouse.
We cannot find him in a chair
We cannot find him anywhere
#WheresMitch.