Archive for November 2019

Can’t smoke stupid?

November 11, 2019

Miami Heat suspended Dion Waiters 10 games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team after ESPN reports he had a ” “panic attack” on team’s flight after consuming a THC-infused edible, allegedly given to him by a teammate
So is the suspension for drug use, or stupidity (Eating a marijuana gummie or whatever before getting on a flight?)
And who gave it to him?

Maybe most of Saints team was out late last night at LSU victory parties?   Either that or someone should have told New Orleans today wasn’t a second bye week.

Alabama fans worried their team won’t get a chance to climb back into playoff picture with their remaining schedule. Especially with Crimson Tide having scheduled such non-conference powerhouse opponents as Western Carolina.

Senator Amy Klobuchar is rising in polls and has a serious chance for the Democratic Presidential nomination? Right, that’s as likely as the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team being 9-0. 

Trump showed up in Alabama on Saturday and Crimson Tide lost for the 1st time in 4 years at home. Now, on Wednesday Donald WAS in Louisiana. Can we blame Saints loss on him too? 

Seriously, anyone notice that Trump has been going to sporting events lately on the weekend instead of golfing? One symptom of Alzheimer’s, or vascular dementia, IS balance issues.

Neil Young’s US citizenship application has been delayed over “moral character” issues because Young has admitted to smoking marijuana. If only Neil had just grabbed women by the p*ssy?

 

 

Bushfires in New South Wales have resulted in a worst ever “catastrophic” fire warning for the greater Sydney region,.
How long until Trump attacks Australia and threatens to withhold aid for not raking their forests?

Trump is tweeting support of Nikki Haley’s book. Anyone believe he actually read it?

If Barack Obama on  Twitter had regularly promoted the books and TV shows of his supporters GOP would have impeached him over emoluments clause and Hatch act.

Deflated.

November 9, 2019

First Alabama loss at home in 31 games. I missed the Trump tweet taking credit.

Alabama hadn’t lost at home in 4 years. Millions of football fans across America are now hoping Trump decides to attend an NFL playoff game  with his buddy Robert Kraft in Foxborough, Mass.

 

Illinois trailed 31-10 entering fourth quarter against Michigan State. And the Illini won 37-34.
On the brighter side for the Spartans, their players increased their chances of being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons..

29-23 Baylor over TCU doesn’t sound like that bad a game until you realize neither team scored a TD in regulation.

(The score after regulation was 9-9, each team scored 3 TDs.)

Ohio State Heisman candidate Chase Young reportedly will be suspended over a loan from a family friend. The suspension will be for last four games of regular season. Because rules are rules, but they should never get in the way of ESPN and College Football Playoffs.

Amtrak apparently quietly introduced new ticket rules this year that won’t let passengers sue in a crash.  It’s tough to make US airlines look but give Amtrak credit.

One nice thing about being a West Coast Democrat and a sports fan these days is that when you wake up on weekend mornings, especially Saturdays,  there are at least football scores as opposed just to “What did Trump do now?”

So if we promise that Putin will make sure he doesn’t get booed at hockey games, maybe Trump might move to Moscow?

Trump was predominately cheered at LSU vs Alabama game today. Well, suppose it makes sense, that Venn Diagram between the South and those who could afford to get into the game.

Biden’s response when told Donald Trump was thinking of going to Russia’s May Day event in 2020 “Are you serious. You’re kidding me. Are you joking?”

Yet another episode in “Is it Trump or is it Satire?

Follow the money..

November 9, 2019

Wonder how many millions, or billions, might be waged on LSU-Alabama football game tomorrow.  As long as fans don’t do anything illegal, like buy a player dinner.

NCAA just ruled Memphis freshman James Wiseman, projected as #1 2020 NBA draft pick, ineligible because Penny Hardaway gave his family $11,500 towards moving expenses.
Sad for Memphis. But maybe Wiseman can find some good pickup games to keep in shape before being drafted next June by the Warriors.

Ohio State Heisman contender has to sit out against Maryland “due to a possible NCAA issue” of accepting “a loan from a family friend.”
Are we sure Urban Meyer isn’t somehow involved?

 

Now reports that Steph Curry’s broken hand might keep him out all season. Forget bobbleheads, how long until the newest Warriors Chase Center giveaway is a toy tank?

 

Still think your vote doesn’t matter? In the race for San Francisco District Attorney, the current margin for the leader is 156 votes.

Facebook says it is deleting mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name for violating their “coordinating harm policy,” which prohibits material that could identify a “witness, informant, or activist.”
Uh, so why did they allow the name to be posted in the first place.

Bill Clinton has a consensual physical relationship with an adult woman & GOP tries to impeach him.
Jim Jordan is accused by multiple people of ignoring sexual abuse of college students by a coach & GOP puts him on the intelligence committee.

Stephen Miller is engaged. The couple is registered at “Bed, Bath and Beyond Common Decency.”

Nikki Haley defending Trump “You’re going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and – and giving money and it wasn’t withheld?”
If only Donald had done something really impeachable like cheat on his wife. Oh wait, never mind.

Trump says he is thinking of accepting Putin’s invitation to the May Day parade in Moscow. Kamala Harris tweeted “Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail.”
More like checking in with the boss.

Your reminder question, how many people have to be lying for
Donald Trump to be telling the truth?

Teams to be named later.

November 7, 2019

So who’s more unhappy watching Thursday Night Football? Abandoned San Diego Chargers fans, or soon to be abandoned Oakland Raiders fans?

And your reminder that the Chargers dumped Drew Brees,  who suffered a badly injured  shoulder during the last play of the 2005 season, in favor of keeping Philip Rivers.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt on finishing his 8 game suspension for two 2018 incidents – shoving and kicking a woman, plus a bar altercation; I’ve “had a lot of time to just sit and reflect and think, been able to stay on top of things, thinking before you act, and not reacting to little things and just keep your emotions to yourself. ..”
Uh, how about keeping it simple? “Don’t hit people.”

Thanks to Trump’s visit and heightened security, instead of tailgating, fans have been asked to be IN THE STADIUM two hours before kickoff.
Hope LSU fans especially remember this when they vote for Governor next weekend.

 

Wonder if Trump is suddenly going to all these big sporting events because he thinks he might not have much longer to go and get the best seats on our taxpayer dime?

Former FL Attorney General Pam Bondi: “Jared Kushner’s one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met.”
Ladies and gentlemen, is there anything else that needs to be said about Florida?

USDA recalling more than 2 million pounds of chicken are being recalled because it “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal.” Okay, MAGAts, it’s just science. Own the libs, demand to be able to buy that chicken.

Reports that Trump has been talking to producer and Mark Burnett about another Apprentice reality show once Donald leaves the White House.
Okay, America, can we just promise him the BIGLIEST ratings if it starts immediately?

Seriously, do any of the GOP Senators and Representatives still defending Trump think that anything in “A Warning” isn’t true?

WTF? Michael Bloomberg apparently preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary. Because we haven’t had enough of egotistical rich men?

Rant time. Michael Bloomberg has supported Biden. But w/ Joe, 76, showing possible signs of weakness,  Mike may run in 2020. We have 4 other solid moderate candidates in race already, Klobuchar, Booker, Buttigieg & Harris. But none of them are good enough because they aren’t old white men?!!

(Bloomberg is 77.)

Moving daze

November 6, 2019

Former San Diego Chargers vs soon-to-be former Oakland Raiders for tomorrow’s Thursday Night Football. Can we call it the Runaway Bowl?

 

Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky wants televisions turned off inside Halas Hall. the Bears headquarters, because “you’ve got too many people talking on TV about us and what they think about us — what we should do, what we are and what we’re not.”
What’s next, does Trubisky want to ban boos at Soldier Field?

Maybe I’m missing something, but with these insane lines for Popeye’s chicken sandwiches (and one man reportedly stabbed to death while waiting), wouldn’t it be simple to buy a box of Popeye’s chicken tenders and BYO bun?

Trump is now spinning last night’s Kentucky voting results as a win. So when is he inviting the World Champion Houston Astros to the White House?

Trump says he’ll “remain neutral” at LSU vs Alabama game this weekend. Of course he will, Donald can never bear to make a prediction in ANY contest where he thinks there’s a chance his choice might lose.

Bill Gates is apparently not an Elizabeth Warren fan. And when asked who he’d vote for in a Trump vs. Warren election, he responds that he’d vote for whoever has the “more professional approach” to the presidency, even if he disagrees with them.
Excuse me, my CAT has a more professional approach to the presidency than Trump.

Jeff Sessions is thinking of running for his old Senate seat. Trump apparently has joked “that he would move to Alabama and primary Sessions himself.”
If Donald wants to resign the Presidency and run for Senate, I maybe could support that.

Per CNN “More than half of Kentucky’s 120 counties saw over 40% of all registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, including large counties like Jefferson (45%) and Fayette (47%). Some counties, like Franklin, Woodford and Hancock, saw turnout above 50%”
ALL of the five listed counties went for Beshear. Thanks Donald!

Meanwhile Don Jr tweeted out what he believes to be the Whistleblower’s name.   Proving once again the baby snake doesn’t slither far from the tree.

And down the stretch they came.

November 6, 2019

Has any NFL team signed Black Cat from MNF yet? He has mad moves.

An Astros fan friend of mine is attacking Monday morning QBing on AJ Hinch in game 7. And he has a point. If the Saints onside kick to start second half of the Super Bowl had been recovered by the Colts Sean Payton would have been called an idiot.
And if Madison Bumgarner had given up a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to Salvador Perez in 2014, Bruce Bochy would have been pilloried for letting him go so long in game 7.
History tends to judge sports decisions purely on results.

Last night – “Fantastic being in the Great State of Kentucky last night. Vote for Matt Bevin NOW! One of Best Governors in U.S. He will never let you down!”
Tonight – Trump campaign: ‘The President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line”
Has anyone told Donald that tweets are forever?

Louisiana’s election for governor is Nov 16. Maybe if Trump’s appearance (and security nightmare) at LSU-Alabama game keeps enough Tigers fans from getting in on time for game, Donald can do for Democrat John Bel Edwards what he did for Matt Bevin. 

Umagine if Hillary had just ignored requests to testify on Benghazi?

 

 

Leaving emoluments aside, does anyone really think Donny Jr. wrote a book. And does anyone really think his father read one?

Awful murders of a Mormon family with dual-citizenship in Mexico. But as Trump wants to send “an army” to help fight Mexican drug cartels wonder how he’d feel if some other country wanted to send an army to fight our US mass shooting problem?

I’m a huge Kentucky Derby fan but this might be one of the best finishes out of Louisville I can remember.

Matt Bevin says he “will not concede.” Despite Secretary of State and major networks calling the race.   To be fair, to lose in as red a state as Kentucky, we already knew Bevin had to be a serious loser a**shole.

But the real question about Kentucky…. WWTB?  Who will Trump blame?

Meanwhile Lindsey Graham says he won’t read any of the transcripts because “I think this is a bunch of B.S.” “B.S” = “Blue Sweep?”

Newt Gingrich said the deaths of Americans in Mexican cartel shootout are a ‘wake-up call.’ As opposed to the far greater number of deaths of Americans in the US in mass shootings? 

 

Curses?!

November 4, 2019

The over-under in tonight’s Giants-Cowboys game was 48.5.  Dallas had a 63-yard fumble return in the final seconds for a touchdown in the final seconds of the 4th quarter to win 37-18.  Let the conspiracy theories begin. Or maybe that black cat that ran on the field bet the over. 

Meanwhile, Warriors beat the Blazers tonight at the new Chase Center.  So at least they won’t go 0 for San Francisco

Dolphins RB Mark Walton suspended four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policy. stemming from THREE offseason arrests between January and March of this year.
Miami coach Brian Flores – “people deserve a second chance” and he doesn’t “judge people based on one incident [or] two incidents.” So how many arrests in 3 months WOULD have been too many?

Okay, who had 49ers as the last undefeated team in the NFL?
Now all you liars put your hands down.

Kurt Suzuki says he was ” Just trying to have some fun” with his MAGA hat. “Everybody makes everything political.” Uh, a MAGA hat IS political.

Trump to Nationals this morning “It was looking like it was going to be easy, right? And then something bad happened. To the best of my knowledge you lost three games … we won’t talk about that.”
“Something bad happened?” Hey Astros and Astros fans, not like Trump needs Texas anyway?

Trump thinks by going to the LSU -Alabama game this weekend (on taxpayer dime) that he’s found a sporting event where he won’t get booed.
Uh, let’s see what happens when hard-core fans miss part of the game because security lines just got much much longer and tougher.

 

Maybe Trump is really going to LSU Alabama game so he can throw paper towels to the Alabama hurricane survivors?

Don’t watch DWTS but apparently Sean Spicer is both awful and keeps getting voted through. But if America is going to go back to #VoteForTheWorst better that it’s for reality TV like DWTS or American Idol instead of a Presidential election.

Trump tweets today that there is no whistleblower. He’s right, there appear to be at least seven!

Trump is the first President who thinks we need to release the names of whistleblowers, while also being the first President who doesn’t think HE needs to release his tax returns.

NY Times reports that Giuliani associate Lev Parnas will now cooperate with House and testify about Trump. Per his lawyer -“’Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump’s plainly false statement that he did not know him.”
Gosh, throw enough people under the bus and some of them might not only survive but also be p*ssed.

Am I an expert on Kentucky politics? No. Am I sure of one thing? Yes. If Democrat Andy Beshear loses the Governor’s race Trump will take credit, if Beshear wins Trump will blame everyone else.