Archive for July 2019

He’s still here.

July 31, 2019

Double happiness for SF Giants fans at trade deadline. 1. MadBum stays 2. If, as is likely, Giants do not make World Series, at least the Dodgers and Yankees didn’t get any superstars.

After his tantrum this weekend, Trevor Bauer was traded from the Indians to the Reds.  Well, life should be easier in Cincinnati.  Heck, even on a tired arm day, he could throw a ball into center field at Great American Ballpark.

Astros starting pitching for postseason. Verlander, Greinke, Cole. #WOW

And, who could possibly beat #1 starter Justin Verlander in the postseason, well, except Pablo Sandoval.  And anyone seen Barry Zito lately.

 

Playing national anthem as part of a 15 minute prequel for Democratic Debate with limited time might not have been stupidest idea CNN has had all month, but it ranks in top 10.

Marianne Williamson got praise for saying that Flint water crisis wouldn’t happen where she lives in Grosse Pointe. Uh, I could stand on stage and say Flint water crisis wouldn’t happen in Palo Alto where I live either. But it doesn’t qualify me to run for President.

Give De Blasio credit.  How many people think they can be elected President when it’s not even sure they could be re-elected Mayor.

Democrats are good tonight at accusing each other of not telling the truth. Wish GOP elected officials were 1/10th as good at doing the same with Donald Trump.

Trump once again tweets positive words about Eddie Gallagher but has never mentioned the name of Stephen Romero – the six-year-old boy murdered by a White Supremacist teenager in Gilroy.

Ding ding ding. “What do we have for the winner, Johnny?”   Pete Buttigieg said GOP would call Dems “crazy socialists” no matter what they said or do. And less than 24 hours later, Trump fundraising email “The 2020 Democratic Primary has turned into a complete SOCIALIST CIRCUS.”

 

A church in Baltimore kicked Ben Carson off their property  when he showed up to defend Trump’s attacks.  Well that’s one less rat infesting the city..

Trading places?

July 30, 2019

MLB trade deadline eve. When depending how players feel about their teams, a late-night phone call will be as welcome as a call from their latest crush or their ex?

 

 

Not sure who will benefit more by trade of Yasiel Puig to Indians and Trevor Bauer to Reds. But at least neither team needs to fire their anger management counselor.

 

Ouch, I know a lot of fans think they have worst bullpen in baseball. But this from ESPN – “The Cubs are the only team in baseball to hold a lead in all their games since the all-star break but they’re just 9-7 in those contests, including a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.”

Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns in order to have their name on California ballot.
Well, this ought to get a mature and dignified response from Donald Trump.

Focusing on 15 second answers to tough questions is part of how we got President Trump.

Picking a President based on 15 second answers makes as much sense as picking a spouse based on a half-dozen dates.

Amy Klobuchar mentions 6-year-old Gilroy shooting victim Stephen Romero’s name in her very limited Democratic Debate time.  More than Trump has done in probably 200 tweets since the shooting.

Actually crickets now from Trump on mentioning names of any Gilroy victims, all young people of color. So I guess you only get to be an “Angel Mom” if you’re white and your child is killed by an immigrant?

“It is time to stop worrying about what the Republicans say.” Pete Buttigieg.   He is right, Trump probably already has the “crazy socialists” fundraising email ready.

So Trump decided not to tweet tonight and had Donnie Jr do it for him – “I think Marianne Williamson is actually winning this thing.” Maybe Jr. is not willing to concede to Eric the title of “dumbest son.”

Seriously this all does feel a bit like the first rounds of American Idol/The Voice or Bachelor/Bachelorette. Just too many people really to focus in on a favorite.

At least Admiral Stockdale had the grace to say “who am I, why I am here?”

I am seriously tired of white men shouting tonight.

Goals?

July 29, 2019

Recently traded pitcher Marcus Stroman, “I know that New York is obsessed with winning, and that’s how I am. So I’m excited to kind of have that pressure behind me each and every start.”
Stroman DOES know he was traded to the Mets, right?

Anthony Davis says he’s going to keep chasing an NBA title “until I succeed at it.”  Isn’t that how dogs feel about chasing cars?

Alabama has announced a 2024-2025 home-and-home football series with Wisconsin.  What, the “Little Sisters of the Poor” weren’t available?

 

 

Trump as he signs the 9-11 victims compensation bill that he didn’t lift a finger to fight for. (thank you Jon Stewart), “I was down there also, but I’m not considering myself a first responder. But I was down there. I spent a lot of time down there with you.”
Ignorant f*ckmuppet seems too kind.

What Trump REALLY did on 9-11 – a radio interview, where he talked about his building, 40 Wall Street.
“40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest—and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest.”

 

Come on, don’t we all know Trump rushed to Ground Zero as soon as he finished helping victims of the Bowling Green Massacre?

 

Capital One data breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the US. Well, unfortunately now everyone knows what’s in your wallet.

Rand Paul is offering to buy Ilhan Omar a ticket to visit her home country of Somalia “to learn to be more grateful for living in the United States.” Wonder how often Paul flies and drives to spend time in parts of Kentucky, the 5th poorest state in US, to make him more grateful for living in Washington DC?

A white teenager kills three people including a six-year old boy and a thirteen-year old girl, along with a 20 year old African American man.

If the killer were Hispanic, especially an immigrant ,and victims were white, Trump would have already sent a dozen tweets,  eulogizing the victims and railing loudly about the need for speed in building his wall.

How many more?

July 28, 2019

 

When it’s 3 days before MLB trade deadline and your son says after a nice dinner out without phones, “mom, before you go back on twitter there’s something you should know… ” the WORST should be your favorite player being traded. Not yet another mass shooting,.

GOP was retweeting a doctored video of Ilhan Omar talking about profiling white men. But seriously, maybe we SHOULD start profiling white men. 

 

And seriously, really sucks when you have a friend go to a food festival where she posts complaining about the heat, and then “active shooter…” and then nothing.  And then you’re thrilled to hear she’s okay, but also realize that means at least 3 other people’s friends and family are NOT getting good news.

 

And now back to snark because if we stop laughing the bad guys win…

Trevor Bauer, upset that he had blown a lead today, to the Royals, threw the baseball from mound over the center-field fence at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. Shame for Indians he didn’t throw that well to batters.

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to Mets. Well, maybe this is first part of multi-team trade. Or it’s the baseball equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Meanwhile, as SF Giants win again….  how can you break up a team that decides to all dress like a now aging utility infielder….

style

pandastyle

 

Now it’s Dan Coats reportedly leaving. Makes sad sense, for Trump “national intelligence” is an oxymoron.

Ever get that sense Trump wakes up some mornings and just thinks “what can I do for a new disgusting low?” #Baltimore

As Trump attacks the American cities of Baltimore and San Francisco, remember, this is the same man who said “if you don’t love our country, leave.” So when is he packing?

 

At this point thinking seriously that Democrats best campaign slogan in 2020 might be simply “We are better than this!”

Extra extra.

July 27, 2019

SF Giants have won 6 games in extra-innings in a 10 game span.

At this point, it’s not just worrying about the wild card, it’s worrying about employee labor law violations.

Whatever happens this season for SF Giants, don’t tell me they haven’t captured at least a little bit of voodoo magic.

 

Pablo Sandoval in post-game interview, after his game winning home run, said the most impressive thing he saw tonight was the fan who caught that same home run ball bare-handed with a baby in his other arm.

And some still wonder why Giants fans embrace prodigal Panda.

Orioles’ Stevie Wilkerson last night pitched the 16th inning and first position player EVER to record a save. His average velocity, 54.3 MPH. And somewhere Jamie Moyer is thinking of un-retiring.

Apparently a balcony at a South Korean nightclub collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including athletes competing at the world swimming championships.   Sounds awful. But this is the ESPN headline?   Seriously?

“American athletes hurt in Korea balcony collapse.”

As Trump rants about A$AP Rocky, wonder what he’d do if a European leader attacked him about ICE locking up an American-born teenager for 22 days

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is apparently splitting from her second husband. Does that make her closer to Presidential?

President Trump tweets ‘big VICTORY’ after Supreme Court grants $2.5 billion to continue with border wall.
So how is a victory when SCOTUS says US can spent that much taxpayer money on something Mexico is paying for?

Got to love it, the stable genius is attacking Apple this morning on Twitter, from his iPhone

And the hits just keep on coming.

July 25, 2019

19-3 Boston over NY tonight. Did the Patriots and Jets play a pre-season game and not warn us?

Tanaka allowed 12 runs in 4 innings against the Red Sox.  6 days before the trade deadline.   And just guessing the price went up for the Yankees asking for starting pitching.

 

Ezekiel Elliott, who already was suspended in 2017 for domestic violence and just avoided suspension for an incident this year involving hitting a security guard, wasn’t on Cowboys plane to California for training camp, fueling rumors he might sit out for a contract extension.
Can’t imagine why people don’t root for Zeke and Dallas.

Guess we shouldn’t be surprised that some in a country that elected a reality show President are disappointed we didn’t get an “action-hero” Special Counsel performance.

Airline logic at its best. Two days ago, United advised passengers that flight 28 from Singapore to SF yesterday at 9p would be delayed 11 hours until 8a this morning, because of a delayed flight FROM SF and mandatory 48 hour pilot rest time.
Okay, at least folks had time to plan. But as they board today at 730a business class passengers are handed… a DINNER menu. Because the flight was supposed to leave at 9pm and a dinner flight is a dinner flight….

There will be a new Lifetime movie this fall – “College Admissions Scandal.” So will Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin star in it if they can get bail?

Jeffrey Epstein was found “injured,” in jail, either from a possible attack or suicide attempt?  If you used to watch “24,” remember all the times CTU had a REALLY valuable witness or prisoner who could implicate others and save the country, but unbelievable carelessness let something happen to them? 

Don’t know a lot of details about the latest mass shooter, who killed four people in the San Fernando Valley. But we do know he’s not an undocumented immigrant or Trump would already be tweeting about it.

Trump tweets that Sweden has “let our African American community down.” Of course, Donald thinks “our African American community” is Kanye West, Herman Cain, Ben Carson and Diamond and Silk.”

As Trump demands Swedish government intercede on behalf of an American visitor accused of a crime, have to wonder how Donald would feel if a Mexican musician was arrested here and Mexico’s President demanded HE be released?

Serious congratulations to anyone prescient enough to have had Sweden in Trump Insult Bingo.

Elite company?

July 24, 2019

Kawhi Leonard today about Paul George “This is probably the first time I’m playing with someone with elite level talent.” Tim Duncan says “Hi.”

Dear SF Giants    Rebuild if you must but do not trade Madison Bumgarner.   The man is a treasure who should never wear another uniform. That is all. Thank you.

Meanwhile Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis demanding a trade from New Orleans Pelicans was “bad for the league.”   Have to wonder how he’d feel if Davis had asked to be traded to the Warriors?

 

jerry McGuire, the sequel?   A young boy was briefly hospitalized after taking a ride on a baggage conveyor belt at Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport for several minutes before falling off.

The carousel belonged to Spirit Airlines, wonder if they charged his mother for a ride fee?

Bill Sanderson,  59, a married and anti-LGBTQ Tennessee lawmaker resigned today for “family reasons,” just as rumors emerged alleging he was looking for college age young men.  Those GOP closets are going to be shut down by the fire marshal for overcrowding. overcrowding.cov

 

Evacuations and a state of emergency have been declared for the Museum Fire near Flagstaff, Arizona. Waiting for Trump to say the state should rake their cacti.

Trump tweet upon hearing conclusion of Mueller hearings: “TRUTH IS A FORCE OF NATURE!” Uh, seriously what does he know about “truth” or “nature?”

Pretty sure at this point GOP members of Congress would also use “witch hunt” to describe Watergate.

Big parties in streets of Puerto Rico after governor Ricardo Rossello resigns. So who’s with me on suggesting to Trump that he could have bigger parties, HUGE, for his own resignation?

If Mueller came out today and flat out said “Yes, if he weren’t President we would have indicted Trump,” Fox News and GOP would say it just meant former FBI director is really a Democrat.

 

One criticism directed by some at Mueller, 74, today is that he seemed “doddering,” and he had aged immensely in past few years. So do the same folks realize Trump will be 74 next June?