Archive for July 5, 2019

Tea’d off?

July 5, 2019

Not a big soccer fan but got to say, I’m enjoying this US women’s team more and more. Alex Morgan ” – You see men celebrating all over the world in big tournaments, grabbing their sacks or whatever it is. And when I look at sipping a cup of tea, I am a little taken aback by the criticism.”

Admittedly didn’t hear much of Trump’s speech. But it must have been inspiring to hear about George Washington piloting a stealth bomber across the Delaware.

Continental Airlines is no more, but all the times I got delayed at their Newark Airport hub, I clearly should have reminded myself of the brave men of the Continental Army who fought there.


I just want to know, do DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) members now get credit for their ancestors’ frequent flier miles?

Oh please, oh please, when we get to Presidential debates next year can someone ask both Trump and his Democratic challenger an American History question?

Since GOP is so silent about Trump’s possible plan to change the census by Executive Order, trust they will have no problem when next Democratic President issues her Executive Orders.

Trump tweeted sympathy over the death of billionaire Chris Cline and his daughter in a helicopter accident. And yes, that’s sad. On other hand, California didn’t vote for Donald by several million votes, but places like Ridgecrest in Kern County are very red. So where’s the sympathy, thoughts and prayers? Guess no Ridgecrest residents were rich enough to be major donors?

Meanwhile NBA elected to suspend, then end Summer League game between Pelicans and Knicks tonight in 4th quarter with New Orleans leading 80-74.
Of course, being Vegas this result actually probably upset people who had money on the game.

As Trump considers an executive order to add citizenship question to 2020 census, I’m sure we’ll be hearing from all those “Constitutional Conservatives” in the GOP, right?

Will they have the medal bronzed?

July 5, 2019

Women’s World Cup has a third place game Saturday morning scheduled between England and Sweden.

While I love good competition regardless of sports, imagine for example a Super Bowl consolation game this February between the Saints and the Chiefs?

As All-Star rosters get finalized, some controversy over the idea that all teams should have an All-Star. But to be fair, not only is it about fans in every city getting a chance to cheer, showcasing players from all teams gives teams like the Yankees a chance to do easy trade-deadline shopping.


I understand Fox News and Trump claiming there was a great crowd today in DC at the Lincoln Memorial.

And no doubt plenty of money was paid by corporate donors  who wouldn’t show their faces.  But as sports fans know, plenty teams claim sellouts with lots of empty seats.

Attendance for Trump speech in DC actually looked like a Marlins crowd, only smaller.

The audio-animatronic Trump at Walt Disney World would have given a more inspiring and life-like speech.


Since I only caught snippets of Trump teleprompter speech I am confused: When George Washington crossed the Delaware what plane did he fly on?

But makes sense, if as Trump said  Americans seized airports from the British during the Revolutionary War, maybe that explains why the Brits enact such retribution form us regularly at Heathrow.

In all seriousness, does anyone think Trump had actually read any of the US history he spoke about before he read it today on the teleprompter?

Apparently some Trump supporters are cheering today’s California earthquake. Uh, do they realize that Kern County is one of the REDDEST part of the state?
Sharing this story about my aunt, who over 20 years ago wanted me to move to Ridgecrest because she thought the town needed a good travel agent. My response started with “Aunt Suzie, for politics alone I couldn’t live where you do.”
And her comeback “Janice, there are 50 Democrats in town, I know them all. How many friends do you need?