Archive for June 13, 2019

Wheee… the north

June 13, 2019


Jeremy Lin gets a ring! The pride of Palo Alto High School.

“Stanley Cup? What Stanley Cup?”
Everyone in Canada.

One of the more amazing details about Raptors NBA Championship team…. not a single player was a lottery pick.

How ironic is it? Kawhi Leonard, who took so much heat last year for deciding he wasn’t healthy enough to play, becomes NBA Finals MVP, while last year’s Finals MVP maybe comes back a little too early and ruptures his Achilles.



Toronto Maple Leafs won Stanley Cup in 1967. In 1993, 26 years later Blue Jays won World Series. Now in 2019, 26 years later again, Raptors win NBA Finals
So good news for Leafs fans, guess this means another championship is coming in 2045! (Unless Toronto gets NFL franchise.)

So did Donald Trump basically just say that if any foreign governments have a copy of the pee tape they should give it to a Democratic Presidential candidate?

FEC chair Ellen Weintraub tweeted today “”I would not have thought that I needed to say this. Let me make something 100 percent clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”
Waiting for Trump to abolish the Federal Elections Commission.

Following candidates did not make 1st Democratic Presidential debate roster:
Steve Bullock, governor of Montana
Mike Gravel, former senator from Alaska
Wayne Messam, mayor of Miramar, Florida
Seth Moulton, congressman from Massachusetts
This must be a real blow to all their supporters – both of them.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Saying “this assessment is based on intelligence…”
Wait, the same intelligence agencies that Trump slams regularly? This is SO confusing.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has resigned. So she’s stored up a lifetime supply of burnt facts for her eyeliner?

Sarah Sanders hopes people remember her as being “transparent and honest”
Donald Trump hopes people remember him as being 6’3″, 230 pounds.

Trump today announced “Second Chance Hiring” – “vital new actions that we are taking to help former inmates find a job, live a crime-free life, and succeed beyond their dreams….”
So who says Donald doesn’t care about former members of his administration?


Silver or bronze linings

June 13, 2019

Mediocrity has some advantages. At least the U.S. men’s soccer team is unlikely ever to face criticism over celebrating too much for a rout.

St. Louis Blues, an expansion team in 1967, had never won a Stanley Cup, and the last championship for the city was 2011 Cardinals.
Meanwhile in Boston the city has now experienced a championship drought of about four whole months.

So who writes these “trends for you” Twitter headlines. Tonight – “Blues vs. Bruins: St. Louis wins their first-ever Stanley Cup after a Game 7 thriller”
Uh, “thriller?” Game 7, a 4-1 victory,  ended up only slightly less dramatic at the end than US women’s victory over Thailand.

Fox News website headline on KD today “Warriors star undergoes surgery after Game 5 injury, won’t return to NBA Finals.”
So Fox thinks “Won’t return to NBA finals” is news?
Guess they expects their readers pay as much attention to Game 5 as they do to political reality.

Kevin Durant confirms ruptured Achilles tendon.
And even if Kawhi Leonard actually talked, he doesn’t need to say anything about ignoring those who said he should have come back last year.

In Bears minicamp yesterday all three kickers attempted 42-yd field goals in front of the entire team. All three missed.
Maybe the 2019 Chicago Bears should just make a plan always to go for it on fourth down inside the 50?

Anthony Davis’ agent compared the Lakers to Jennifer Lopez.
Insert “big ass” joke here.

Trump asked by George Stephanopoulos if his 2020 campaign would accept information from foreigners on his opponent.
“It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it… It’s called oppo research.”

The political equivalent of saying he’d shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue.
Waiting on the GOP outrage…

Melania Trump’s solution to the opioid crisis – “Love yourself more than you love drugs.”
Whoever thought we’d miss “Just say no”?

This story worth retelling as Trump says, sure, he’d take information “oppo research” against a 2020 opponent from a foreign government:
In 1994, Dianne Feinstein was in a close race for her Senate seat with wealthy Republican Michael Huffington. As Dianne confirmed, her campaign heard he was a closeted gay man, at a time when this would have been much more damaging than now. But they said nothing. Feinstein “It wasn’t germane to the campaign. “For me, if I have to do things like that, I shouldn’t be running.”

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was asked by Amy Klobuchar if he had been asked by White House to break the law.
“No, no one has asked me to do anything illegal.”
Maybe what Amy should have asked “Did the White House ORDER you to break the law?”


The full diary quote “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”
Anne Frank.