Archive for June 2019

Goal’ed

June 29, 2019

How upset must Trump be that Megan Rapinoe got first goal for USWNT today?

How upset must Trump be that Megan Rapinoe got SECOND goal for USNWT today?

 

Some opined that Megan Rapinoe should have not engaged with Donald Trump but rather focused on World Cup matches.
Does this mean if she had ignored Donald she might have scored four goals?

And okay, off-color trigger warning here but… Another thought on Megan’s “f*cking” White House” comment. Looking at first couple’s body language, unless Donald is sneaking in interns or something, pretty sure there’s no f*cking going on in the White House.

Yankees and Red Sox are playing a weekend series in London, England. Good to see MLB send over two good teams who really need the exposure.

For the game between Red Sox and Yankees in London, Winston Churchill, Freddie Mercury, King Henry VIII and the Loch Ness Monster will race around the warning track.
Hmm, maybe SF Giants need to have a race between innings to liven things up. Crazy Crab, an Irish Coffee, a sourdough loaf, a garlic fry?

Headline that actress Lori Loughlin reportedly regrets not taking the plea deal in the college bribery scandal, and “feels very much alone.”‘

Thoughts and prayers.

Chris Matthews asked Kamala Harris “How do you not hate white people?”
It must have been so tempting to respond “I don’t hate white people. I do, however, intensely dislike stupid people.”

Can anyone imagine if a Democratic Presidential candidate joked with say, Justin Trudeau or Angela Merkel about meddling in the 2020 election?

Trump’s head of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli blamed that immigrant father for killing himself and his daughter.
So I assume Ken thinks those who died at the Berlin Wall deserved it too?

Betsy DeVos rescinding an Obama-era rule created to protect students from abusive for-profit colleges.
Has this administration ever met an abuser they didn’t like?

Numbers game.

June 28, 2019

Lebron James is giving up his Lakers jersey number #23 for Anthony Davis, who has worn the number since high school.    Which is a nice gesture.  And whether James goes back to the #6 he wore with Miami Heat or another number indeed, am sure the thought of new jersey sales never entered his mind…

 

Meanwhile, in Womens World Cup 2019, who knew that England might actually be good at soccer?

SF Giants have a charity online auction going on, one of the items is a session with the team’s hitting coach.  Alas, some statements don’t even need a punchline.

Meanwhile, apparently Giancarlo Stanton is now out until August. A shame, as this year the Yankees really have been missing his power….

Matt Gaetz says he will press charges against person who threw a drink at him earlier this month, to “send a message that we as conservatives have a right to our views — just like anybody else.”
So waiting for Gaetz to defend Megan Rapinoe’s right to remain captain of US Women’s soccer team because she too has a right to her views.

“America doesn’t want to watch a food fight. They want to know how we’ll put food on the table”. Score one for Kamala Harris.

 

Upon further reflection, considering what TV shows are popular these days, maybe America DOES want to see a candidate food fight.

Anyone who thinks they can delay the 2020 census also thinks they can delay the 2020 election.

Several Democratic Presidential candidates visited the Homestead Children’s Detention Center before their debates.  You know who HASN’T visited the Homestead facility? Donald Trump.  Although it’s less than 2 hours from Mar-A-Lago.

Guess it’s too hot for him to play golf afterwards.

Trump didn’t respond last night to Kobluchar’s line about not doing foreign policy at 5 am in one’s bathrobe. Wonder if on Air Force One he WAS in his bathrobe?

Streaking and staging

June 27, 2019

NY Yankees have now hit home runs in 28 straight games. Well, at least SF Giants have hit home runs in 28 straight weeks.

Kevin Durant declined his $31.5 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent. Even before his injury, Durant was frustrated with the nonstop media attention. Fortunately he won’t have to deal with much of that if he goes to New York.

Now Trump says he’s a big fan of US women’s soccer team. So how come he didn’t mention a thing about Women’s World Cup  until Megan Rapinoe said she wouldn’t go to the “f*cking White House?”

But while sniping back at Megan Rapinoe, Trump invited US women’s soccer team to White House “win or lose.” Maybe he needs an excuse to order a new stash of fast food?

Fox News’ Stuart Varney said Megan Rapinoe should be fired as US Women’s Soccer team captain for criticizing Trump.

Wait until Varney finds out who’s coaching the US Men’s national basketball team… Gregg Popovich.

I miss the times when Kim Kardashian trying to trademark Kimono would have been most outrageous news of the day.

 

Rep. Justin Amash just crossed party lines to vote in favor of authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway.   Gosh. Almost as if he escaped from a cult.

Democratic debates started  tonight. Talk about crowded. There will be almost a total of almost as many people on stage as women who have accused Trump of sexual assault.

One thing for sure, no matter who you like in Democratic Debates – nobody likes insurance companies.

So if we don’t give a few of these guys a rose can we put them in a limo and send them home?

One debate takeaway – men shout a lot.

Kobluchar chided Inslee about reproductive rights, Gabbard corrected Ryan about 9-11. Men interrupted a lot. But on the whole, a debate without attacks and petty insults. What a concept.

 

“I don’t think we should conduct foreign policy in our bathrobe at five in the morning.” For that alone I will donate to Amy Klobuchar

Cap and trade

June 25, 2019

The way SF Giants are going, it probably makes sense for them to trade Madison Bumgarner. But damn if/when they do I am going to miss him. Especially his at-bats.

NBA basketball is becoming the favorite sport for many Americans.  But a Canadian team won the Championship,   and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is from Greece.   In addition Luka Doncic , Rookie of the Year, is from Slovenia, Rudy Gobert, Defense Player of the year is French, and Pascal Siakam, Most Improved Player, is from Cameroon.

 

 

From Marc Ragovin   -“The NBA has fined the NY Knicks for barring a disfavored beat reporter from a recent press conference. Lemme get this straight: they won’t allow the guy to cover the team? He should be paying them.”

Raptors President Masai Ujiri says he’s staying in Toronto.
“I love it here. My family loves it here. My wife loves it here, which is very important. My kids are Canadians.”
And maybe it doesn’t matter, but he didn’t add, “and they don’t try to arrest me for joining the team floor celebration.”

As a former waitress I can say it wasn’t professional for a restaurant employee to spit on Eric Trump. Also as a former waitress I can say he’s lucky the employee spit on him and not in his food.

As media basically ignores Jean Carroll story your reminder that same media made it front page news when a woman said Joe Biden put his hands on her shoulders and smelled her hair.

Have to assume there are many more silent women Trump has sexually assaulted. If any of them look like Ivanka, i.e, his type, now might be the best time to come forward.

Trump on family separation, it was Obama’s policy  –  “I was the one who ended it.”  Sound familiar?   In 2016 also Donald Trump –  “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.  I finished it.”

 

I’m not particularly religious. But if you have read Matthew 19:14, and still support Trump Camps, I don’t believe you can call yourself a Christian. Period.

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heave

Closer to goal-ed

June 24, 2019

US women’s team advances today against Spain 2-1 with both goals scored on penalty kicks – the second especially controversial.

Guess this is equality. We can now add Women’s World Cup 2019 to list of events where officials are part of the story.

 

NY Knicks got fined by NBA for not giving New York Daily News access tor post-draft news conference. Apparently ownership doesn’t like what Daily News writes about them. So are Knicks trying to become favorite NBA team of Donald Trump?

SF Giants are allowing Season Ticket Members to enter early on Friday to watch batting practice. Why, to give the team tips why it’s not working?

Or as another friend says “for tryouts?”

Well, even  though Drew Pomeranz got the 2-0 loss for SF Giants , who had him having a better night on the mound than Clayton Kershaw?   (Kershaw gave up 4 runs in first two innings, including a home run to Zack Greinke.)

 

Bo Jackson was trending  today.   Twitter really needs a “they’re not dead” emoji when  celebrities start trending.

Not sure how I feel about reparations. But Bill O’Reilly today on the possibility.  It “reinforces the radical belief that the United States was founded by racist white men who installed a system whereby white guys would run everything and blacks, women and others would be exploited.” When he’s right, he’s right.

 

A friend reminded me today that Anne Frank didn’t die in the gas chambers; she died of typhus, from conditions in the camps.

Trump is writing love letters to Kim Jong Un? Guessing he didn’t even write love letters when he was dating his wives.

So if Iran offered THE EXACT DEAL that Obama negotiated but offered to put Trump’s name on it….pretty sure Donald would sign and declare victory.

Guessing Jean Carroll and other Trump accusers would be happy to take a lie-detector test and settle this “He said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said…” controversy. How about Donald Trump?


And Trump says Carroll “wasn’t his type.”     What happens when a woman next accuses him who looks like Ivanka?

Not-So-Amazing

June 23, 2019

Okay SF Giants  fans, it could be worse ” – from ESPN NY Mets apologized after manager Mickey Callaway shouted profanities at a Newsday reporter in clubhouse Sunday & starting pitcher Jason Vargas challenged the reporter to a fight & had to be restrained from going after him.”

 

A woman is apparently okay after being hit by a foul ball in first inning of Rockies-Dodgers game today in Los Angeles.
Shocking…. there are fans in the Dodger Stadium stands in the first inning?

Meanwhile, in St Louis,  Angels had a 6-0 lead with no one on and two outs, two strikes in bottom of the ninth, and ended up winning 6-4 with the winning run at the plate.  Who did they think they were, the Nationals?

After LaVar Ball’s latest inappropriate comments ESPN says they have no plans to have him back. Gosh we’ll really miss him said nobody.

 

Joe Sestak becomes 25th contender to join the Democratic presidential primary.  Because what this race really needed was another white man.

 

Can you imagine what would happen if Democrats brought all the women who had accused Donald Trump of sexual assault to a debate? Besides the fire marshal complaining about over-capacity?

But seriously, if a woman accused Trump of rape and had a stained dress with his DNA on it, GOP would be screaming about “fake lab reports.”

Open reminder to Americans of both parties: As Trump tries to make immigration a Democratic problem, the Republicans controlled the Senate and House for two years and did nothing.

So how many big Trump donors called Donald in a panic thinking that ICE might arrest their employees Sunday?

Not sure what taxpayer cost would be to buy soap and toothbrushes for migrant children held in Trump’s camps. But guessing it’s probably less than cost of a weekend’s rental of a golf cart at one of his resorts.

Forever Giant?

June 21, 2019

Well, the Alex Dickerson era in SF is starting well

Meanwhile, in Oakland, A’s starter Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games for PEDs.   Montas stated -“I unfortunately and unknowingly ingested a contaminated supplement that I had purchased over the counter at a nutrition store here in the United States.”
Uh, if you play major league sports in US, especially at current salaries, why would you ingest so much as a cough drop over-the-counter without asking team doctors?

Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3. So are they playing pre-season football concurrently with College World Series or what?

As a San Antonio Spurs fan got to love these  two “NBA experts”  draft pick descriptions

1.”the G-League will probably be his mainstay….this one is a bit of a head-scratcher. Grade: D
2. “Leave it to the Spurs to get one of the best second round steals “Grade: A

And here’s the capper. These two experts are talking about the same pick.

But meanwhile newly drafted Quinndary Weatherspoon might have one of the best NBA player names ever.

 

Clarence Thomas is to other black people, as Phyllis Schlafly was to other women.

Does anyone really think that Trump, who has eliminated safety regulations for workplaces, food, water, air and even nuclear facilities, would have stepped back from brink of war because 150 people would have died?

Of course, if he did start a war it probably would have meant cancelling this weekend’s golf games. #priorities.

Trump seems so focused on getting a Nobel Peace Prize? Could we offer him one for resigning?

 

What do you give a woman who already has a lifetime supply of burnt facts for her eyeliner? A bottle of crocodile tears for moisturizer?