Archive for February 2019

Chasing that brotherly love?

February 28, 2019

So Bryce Harper got $330 million for 13 years from Phillies, after turning down $300 million for 10 years from Nationals. Not sure what his favorite subject in school was but guessing it wasn’t math.

(Btw, April 2, first week of the season, Phillies play the Nationals in DC.  Could be entertaining…)

At 13 years for Bryce Harper contract,  there are kids not even born in Philly who will be booing him someday.

Over-under on how long until Bryce Harper says “It wasn’t about the money?”

But ok, SF Giants fans, Bryce Harper’s $330 million contract with the Phillies is only $27 million less than the $357 million it cost to BUILD PAC BELL PARK! No joke.

Robert Kraft pleaded not guilty to solicitation charges despite videotapes showing him receiving oral sex at Orchids of Asia Day Spa before the AFC/NFC championship games. Maybe he’s hoping prosecutors are as blind as refs during Rams-Saints game.

Jason Witten is leaving MNF, ending his retirement and returning to NFL. Fans of both good broadcasting and good football hope this doesn’t give Tony Romo any ideas.

Lamar Alexander reportedly urging Trump to withdraw his declaration of a national emergency or face a revolt from his own party.

Actually, I would argue that Republicans already ARE revolting.

USA-North Korea talks broke off suddenly before planned Trump-Kim lunch of snow fish and apple foie gras jelly. Maybe because they wouldn’t serve Donald his hamberders?

Trump last night on abruptly leaving the summit with Kim Jong Un – “Sometimes you have to walk….” And how brave of him to walk with those bone spurs.

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Has anyone thought that maybe Trump loves Putin & Kim Jong Un not just because they are dictators, but also because they’re short enough to make him really feel 6’3″?

How long until Trump says Allen Weisselberg was just his covfefe accountant?

Mark Meadows, after 2012 video of his birther accusations against Obama surfaced stated “There’s not a racist bone in my body.”  He’s right, there are 206 of them.

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The rest is just details…

February 27, 2019

As everyone insists the SF Giants are rebuilding this year with or without Bryce Harper, your reminder that the 2018 Atlanta Braves were projected to win 75 games. (they won 90)

Would like to thank San Antonio tonight breaking their losing streak and allowing Gregg Popovich to focus his disgust on Donald Trump instead of their team play again.

Johnny Manziel released by Montreal Alouettes who said he “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play” in CFL. How bad do you have to be to seriously p*ss off Canadians?

Dwayne Wade hit a prayer of a 3 point buzzer-beater to beat the Warriors 126-125 and said after the game.”It’s  special for me.”

Well yeah, with the Heat at 27-33 they’re only half a game out of a playoff spot in the NBA East.  (Or should we call in the NBA Least?)

Mark Meadows, who insisted because Michael Cohen had lied in past that he couldn’t be trusted now, last year had to correct his educational history which claimed a Bachelor’s Degree from Univ. of South Florida.
Meadows has only an Associate (2 year) degree.

Actually would ANY of Republican members of Congress like to state under oath that they have never lied for their bosses? Or for that matter asked their employees to lie for them?

 

So Trump abandons Iranian nuclear deal Iran his defense department AND Europe says Iran is complying with. But will put North Korea on the honor system? Those commemorative coins may glow in the dark.

If John McCain weren’t dead, this week with GOP behavior at Cohen hearings and Trump in Hanoi would have killed him.

Question to GOP members of Congress attacking Michael Cohen as a low-life form today – What do you think of a President who would keep him for 10 years as his personal lawyer? Asking for a country.

What’s next, – breaking news – GOP issues statement “Nixon was not a crook.”

Donald Trump throws everyone under the bus. GOP defending him today remind me of Kim Jong Un’s bodyguards frantically running alongside his limo – sooner or later you’re going to fall under the wheels.

 

What were people saying about Jussie Smollett last week? That you had to be a world-class idiot to commit a crime and implicate yourself by writing a check?check

Popcorn shortage?

February 27, 2019

Just read all 20 pages of Michael Cohen opening statement. Two thoughts: 1. Holy Sh*t! 2. I hope he and his family have really good security.

 

So after Cohen testimony will Trump ask Kim Jong Un for asylum? Or for the phone number of “Assassins R Us?”

SF Giants  fans if Bryce Harper signs with Giants. “Awesome, we’ll all show up to see him, one of the most exciting players in the game. SF fans if Harper signs with Dodgers “Over-priced arrogant head case. Another reason to Beat La!”

 

If Bryce Harper is waiting for slow news day so he can dominate headlines with his contract he might have to wait until MLB All-Star break.

In two days, NFL competition committee apparently has not reached consensus over changing replay review. Guessing if Patriots had been kept out of Super Bowl by a bad call, they’d have figured it out in 30 minutes.

Give Kim Jong Un credit, whatever he’s done to his own people, he HAS magically cured Trump’s bone spurs so Donald could finally make it to Vietnam.

Trump tweeting that “Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth.” Such a good thing his bone spurs cleared up in time for him to finally make it there.

Your reminder that to believe Trump, all you have to do is believe that EVERY former employee and staffer, not to mention women who have accused him of sexual assault, is lying about him.

Ivanka Trump is not just a “let them eat cake” princess;  she’s a “They should buy my overpriced lousy cake made by bakers I underpay” princess.

I suppose it would be too much to ask that Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, who openly threatened Michael Cohen on Twitter,, was also a client of Orchids of Asia Spa?  But we can dream.

This btw, is the Gaetz tweet, now deleted ” Hey @MichaelCohen212 – Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…
3:27 PM – 26 Feb 2019″

Were refs involved?

February 26, 2019

Police report on charging Robert Kraft indicates he visited prostitute the morning of Jan 20, before the NFC/AFC championship games. So I guess that day it wasn’t just the Saints who got screwed.

 

Though I repeat, billionaires don’t just wander into strip mall spas looking for sex. So who’s the “concierge” if you will, and who does he or she work for besides Robert Kraft?

At this point it’s too soon to tell if the women who are  Orchids of Asia spa workers are legal immigrants or not. But two questions.  If they’re legal, will Trump’s DOJ try to have them deported for criminal behavior? And if they’re illegal, doesn’t that mean they couldn’t have complained about working conditions because they could have been deported?

Wherever Bryce Harper signs perhaps he can do it on the day Trump meets with Kim Jong Un and overshadow Donald’s reality show summit?

Not that Warriors are particular fans of Lakers. But Lebron James’ experience in trying to turn bad team around by himself in Los Angeles probably can’t hurt in their efforts to keep Kevin Durant from attempting the same with NY Knicks?

Now a $3,500 check has appeared that Jussie Smollett allegedly wrote to one of the brothers who claim they helped stage the attack.
Besides all the other charges for falisfying a hate crime, , can we add “felony stupidity?

 

Pat Robertson, 88, was trending tonight. Is it wrong to be really disappointed that it’s only about another stupid homophobic thing he said?

Paul Manafort is begging to avoid a lengthy prison term that would “likely amount to a life sentence.”
Thoughts and prayers.

In Britain, the Labour party has announced they will back a second referendum on Brexit. Sometimes I really wish the US had a parliamentary system where we could call for do-overs.

Oscar win – Book it.

February 25, 2019

As a white woman, perhaps I am not the best judge of Green Book. But if it was good enough for John Lewis…

(and to get Octavia Spencer as a producer…)

While we’re going after perfect historical accuracy, can I remind everyone that Von Trapp family left Austria by train to Italy?   Not Switzerland. And no climbing mountains was involved.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper tonight at the Oscars had more chemistry than we’ve seen live since Trump and Putin in Helsinki.

 

 

Meanwhile, Knicks beat the Spurs tonight in Madison Square Garden and avoided tying the record – 19 games – for consecutive home losses.   So was San Antonio trying to win an award for best portrayal of a lottery team?

At the beginning of the Oscars “Who is Kris Allen?”  The answer to the Jeopardy trivia answer on everyone’s mind “He actually beat Adam Lambert on American Idol.”

Oscars prove once again that no matter how much money you have or how much is spent on you, it is still possible to get dressed without looking in a mirror.

 

While the ticket was sold in a small town in South Carolina, no one has yet claimed the $1.5 Mega Millions jackpot from last October. And you feel bad about what you accidentally washed in your pockets …

From AL.com “An off-duty Hoover police officer is under investigation after a dispute with his wife early Saturday resulted in a handgun being discharged, according to state authorities.”
Fixed it for them. “A cop shot his wife.”

So Amy Klobuchar might be a mean boss on occasion, and we probably don’t know yet how often that is.  But meanwhile Donald Trump demeans people in public, fires them by tweet, and claims that they’re all stupid liars afterwards. And SHE’s the one questioned about being Presidential?

How do you parody a parody?

“HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”

 

Next up, Trump might even try to declare the Fourth of July a holiday!

Not so starry night

February 24, 2019

Not so Starry Night? So Rockets beat Warriors without Harden, Pelicans beat Lakers without Davis, and Duke beat Syracuse without Zion.

TC does suggest “Tickets to the Duke vs North Carolina game went for around $2500 ea, with one fan paying $10,000 on a re-ticketing website. You’d think one of these big spenders would have thrown Duke star Zion Williamson a couple of hundred bucks to buy a decent pair of basketball shoes.”

Heretical view in SF Bay Area, but one reason I don’t love watching Warriors games is that it sometimes feels like with so many stars they lollygag early in games then simply turn it on in time to win.   (Though perhaps 15-0 to start was a bit much?)

Well, Kylie Murray is leaving baseball for football.  If this lack of contract keeps up maybe Bryce Harper can join him?

Mardi Gras Float. #Neverforget #WhoDat

Florida police have surveillance video for months of customers of that sex trafficking spa. So how many other powerful men besides Robert Kraft are having a rather stressful weekend?

We all know the REAL reason Trump likes to meet with Kim Jong Un – Donald just loves to stand next to someone who makes him feel like he actually is 6’3″

So how long until Donald Trump tweets that he really COULD have won an Oscar if he only went into movies?

 

if it takes 800 pages for your sentencing memo it does seem likely you have done more than one or two bad things.

Super prostitution rings?

February 23, 2019

Guess I was wrong, thought if you were a billionaire you could have prostitutes delivered.

 

Billionaires don’t just stumble into random massage parlors in Florida looking for prostitutes. Who told Robert Kraft about this place?

Wonder if Robert Kraft was kneeling when he got serviced?

But hey, Robert Kraft is a big Trump donor and gave $1 MILLION to his inaugural committee. So we already knew he liked to pay to screw people

But seriously ,according to police, most prostitutes at spa Robert Kraft frequented were women in their 20s and 30s who didn’t speak English.  And the good friend of the man who’s built his Presidency on hatred of undocumented immigrants didn’t see a potential problem in that?

NBA thinking about lowering league minimum draft age to 18, meaning many top prospects won’t have to consider college. But what a shame. those young men could miss out on some of best months of their lives.

 

If Bryce Harper had intended to sign today and be top story on ESPN guessing he’s put that off a couple days.

Meanwhile, many sports fans HAD woken up Friday morning thinking the biggest sports story of the day was whether or not referee Scott Foster (or the NBA itself)  is actively working against the Rockets, or simply for the Lakers and Lebrong making the playoffs.

Well, at least Donald Trump doesn’t have to worry that a story will emerge about him eating salad with a comb. No one would ever believe he eats salad.

Asked today if he bears any personal responsibility because of his rhetoric for Coast Guard wannabe terrorist-mass murderer Trump said no “I think my language is very nice.” Some statements sadly don’t even need a punchline.

So after a week of “mea culpas,” a whole lot of people who screamed about jumping to conclusions without all the facts on Jussie Smollett tonight made the same instant leaps with a doctored video and Dianne Feinstein.