Archive for March 22, 2020

Turning back the clock.

March 22, 2020

Robert Kraft, on behalf of the Patriots wrote an open letter in a Tampa newspaper asking Buccaneers fans to “take care of” Tom Brady.

Wonder what “take care of means?”   Does it include “make sure he doesn’t go to any local massage parlors?”  (Guessing Giselle will make sure of that.)

Watched Tim Lincecum’s 2nd  no-hitter tonight. How bad were the Padres against Timmy?  They could have banged every pitch on a trash can and still probably not have hit him.

Marc Ragovin “Many sports networks are airing their teams archived “classic” games with everything on hold. And of course only the Mets could screw things up. I was just watching SNY, and Buckner fielded the ball cleanly.”

Wow. Today was Mother’s Day in England. Instead of parties, lunch or tea, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British people to call Mom on a video chat. Because visiting your mother could kill her.

Harvey Weinstein has coronavirus.  Again, my better angels are sheltering in place.

 

Trump is 90 minutes late for his press conference but it took him ONE minute to refer to the “Chinese Virus.” 

So since we have no other sporting events to bet on should Vegas start offering odds on what day the IOC will officially postpone the 2020 Olympics?

 

Pretty clear these Trump press conferences aren’t designed to make Americans feel better. They are designed to make Donald feel better.

 

Trump during his press conference/rally today “people are dying to go out to restaurants, people are dying to go on airplanes.” He had me at “people are dying.”

 

But Trump’s Press Conference today didn’t start until almost 6p Eastern time. Can he use the same timing Monday? At least Donald won’t tank the market in real time.

Mike Pence at Trump press briefing – “If you don’t have symptoms you don’t need the test.” WTAF???!!!!  Rand Paul does not have symptoms. Are they trying to kill us all?

When the Senate does figure out a way to allow a rule change to vote remotely, it would only be right that they approve #VoteByMail as a possibility for all Americans in November.

 

Some GOP Senators claiming Democrats trying to keep Coronavirus bill from being corporate bailout is costing us precious time. Wonder where they were last weekend when Mitch McConnell jetted off w/ BFF Brett Kavanaugh for investiture of their ABA “unqualified” rated judge.

Imperfection

March 22, 2020

 

Yeah, I still got no losers in my March Madness bracket… and it stinks.

Wells Bayou won the $1 million Louisiana Derby, a regular Kentucky Derby qualifying race on Saturday, on, because of coronavirus restrictions, a largely empty New Orleans track.
How long until horse racing decides to get rid of jockeys too?

Watched end of ESPN replay of 1992 Kentucky Duke game. Guess it would be unfair to compare Rick Pitino’s strategy to contain Grant Hill and Christian Laettner to Trump’s strategy to contain coronavirus.

Possible sign of knowing you’re doing an okay job with #StayAtHome: you realize how much your cat snores.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis just talked about putting those with symptoms or testing positive for coronavirus, in isolation shelters, possibly hotels or convention centers so they don’t infect others.   Good thing none of spring break kids who crowded state’s beaches went home already. Oh, wait, never mind.

So at a time when Americans are increasingly terrified, today Trump decides what we most need is to hear him pat himself on the back for how great he is doing. At least when he speaks on weekends he can’t tank the stock market in real time.

 

Along with everything else wrong about Trump press conference how can we take people seriously who cluster together and don’t practice social distancing?
Watched end of ESPN replay of 1992 Kentucky Duke game. Guess it would be unfair to compare Rick Pitino’s strategy to contain Grant Hill and Christian Laettner to Trump’s strategy to contain coronavirus.

Trump reposted a Fox News segment on the coronavirus,  where Fox News CALLED it coronavirus but Donald titled post “Chinese Virus Update.”   No racist petty dog whistle too small.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, who tweeted 5-6 times today,  says he’s upgrading his home to be able to broadcast frequently to Americans. Many supposed Democrats, okay, mostly Sanders people,  attacking him for being out of sight. Enough! 

 “If we spend next 4 months tearing party apart we’ll spend next 4 years watching Trump tearing country apart.” (Amy Klobuchar, yeah, my daily commercial.  Get used to it.)