Archive for November 2019

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.

 

 

Changing seasons

November 3, 2019

With daylight saving time over and many Americans having a hard time staying awake tonight, Sunday Night Football delivers one of the most compelling games of the year.

 

Aaron Rodgers said today’s Packers’ loss to Chargers was “a good slice of humble pie.” Following the Packers” loss to the Ravens, does anyone think Bill Belichick knows what humble pie is?

A whole lot of NFL teams concerned about possibly traveling to wintry Lambeau Field in the playoffs are thinking of sending bouquets to the Chargers.

Mitch Trubisky is making Bears fans miss Jay Cutler.

 

As much as Donald Trump got booed in New York this weekend, it’s a tough call now whether he’s less popular in town than the Jets.

PG&E CEO Bill Johnson asked what he’d say to struggling Californians who lost a lot of food w/ blackouts. “We did give them the opportunity to actually refill their refrigerator ’cause their house is still there.” Amazed he didn’t also say people can buy plenty of cake to eat.

Stephen Miller is reportedly engaged. These days we sometimes hear engagement news and wonder “what gender?” With Miller have to wonder “What species?

So Trump finally gets around to tweeting about California fires and it’s to blame the state and threaten no more Federal aid. Does this mean next President should blame Donald’s new home of Florida for hurricane damage?

Leaving aside general absurdity of Trump’s anti-California  “rake the forests” rant, neither of the two big wildfires currently burning -Maria Fire near Los Angeles nor Kincade Fire in Sonoma County are actually on forest land. Maybe Trump will draw forests on the map with a Sharpie?

After Trump threatened to take Federal funds for fire relief from California, my friend Lewis G. responded “Of course if Gov. Newsom agrees to investigate the Bidens, the aid will be restored immediately.”

 

Adam Schiff should consider changing his legal address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, since he is living there rent-free in Trump’s head.

Trump and his family claim booing last night at Madison Square Garden was “fake news.” So the same Democrats who couldn’t win in 2016 are organized and smart enough to create hundreds of videos with fake booing sounds?

Pocketed change?

November 2, 2019

One silver lining for Golden State fans with the start of NBA season. It’s looking good for those who were hoping Santa could afford to buy them Warriors tickets at Chase Center for Christmas.

And at the same time, Sacramento Kings manage to knock off Utah Jazz (102-101) and assure there are no winless teams in NBA.

Your move, Dolphins and Bengals.

 

Nationals manager Dave Martinez is Puerto Rican. If Martinez joins the team at the White House will Trump throw paper towels at him?

That moment when a baseball player gives members of Congress a lesson in being a decent American. Sean Doolittle on why he isn’t going to the White House on Monday:
“I have a brother-in-law who has autism, and [Trump] is a guy that mocked a disabled reporter. How would I explain that to him that I hung out with somebody who mocked the way that he talked, or the way that he moves his hands? I can’t get past that stuff” 
But seriously, the link to Doolittle’s interview is worth the read.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/11/01/sean-doolittle-declining-white-house-invite-i-dont-want-hang-out-with-somebody-who-talks-like-that/
Wednesday night was World Series Game 7. Thursday night was Thursday night football. Friday was a Joe Buck free day. #smallmercies
So when we do get a Democrat back in the White House will GOP be as steadfast in defending ultimate Executive Privilege?
As many obsess about polls, your reminder that at this time in October 2011, the front runner for GOP nomination against Barack Obama was Herman Cain.
Now Trump says Beto “quit the race like a dog.”. How many Americans now when ” hero dog” Conan visits the White House are hoping that Donald gets bitten?
After Chile pulled out out of hosting UN COP 25 Climate Change Conference next month, Madrid immediately volunteered to host so it would not be cancelled. Time to move Spain up in “Trump Insult Bingo.”