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Biden our time

April 8, 2020

As all of golf’s majors have been canceled or postponed,  ESPN could pretend they are still going on…by devoting coverage every weekend to Tiger Woods.

 

Your reminder, for all that Trump might pretend he wanted to face Joe Biden, Donald committed impeachable acts just to try to knock Joe out of the race.

Look, I don’t forget that the worst moment of Joe Biden’s career might have involved Anita Hill. But I also don’t forget that the deciding SCOTUS vote on whether Wisconsin could have delayed absentee voting should have come from Merrick Garland.

 

Again, it hurts when your candidate doesn’t win the primary. But sure seem to be a lot of Sanders supporters on Twitter today who have moved right to stage two of grief…

OMFG. Some anti Joe Biden folks are complaining that Biden voted to confirm Scalia. Antonin Scalia was confirmed in 1986. The Senate vote was 98-0

While we’re at it on SCOTUS confirmation votes, NOW seeing some anti Joe Biden folks arguing that 98-0 confirmation vote for Scalia just proves Democrats and Republicans are equally bad. Guess who got confirmed 96-3? Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 

Amy Klobuchar on #Lastword said Sanders’ suspending campaign was “an act of patriotism” & he was “back on calls, back to work today in the Senate.” Amy added he told her Wisconsin lines were “heartbreaking” & an “outrage” Sounds like Bernie is over it more than his supporters.

Interesting how day after California says they are shipping 500 ventilators to other states, Trump says he is shipping 100 ventilators to Colorado. Two things. 1. It won’t save Cory Gardner’s Senate seat. 2. Even when Donald tries to be competitive he comes up small.

Trump acts like COVID-19 is an urban issue. Wash Post tonight lists ten US counties with highest rate of coronavirus deaths. Yes, New York CIty is up there & 2 are in Louisiana, But five of the ten counties are in rural Georgia. (the other two are rural Montana and Oklahoma.)

Trump today says we can use this time to pray, reflect, and focus on “our personal relationship with God.” God is thinking “Who the heck is this guy? never heard from him before”

Washington Post reports Thomas Modly’s trip to Guam to criticize Captain Crozier cost US taxpayers $243,000 for his flight alone. Gosh, that’s almost half as much as a Trump golf weekend.

Now this is taking the high road.  Linda Tripp died today. But THIS tweet was sent just before her death A good example for our country right now.

no matter the past, upon hearing that linda tripp is very seriously ill, i hope for her recovery. i can’t imagine how difficult this is for her family.”
– the tweeter  – Monica Lewinsky.

Interesting quote of the day, as the Biden VP derby begins. “I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics.” The speaker…? – – – – Shirley Chisholm

Another game 7

April 8, 2020

Thanks to a Facebook friend I discovered 1968 World Series tonight on MLB Network. While these are tough times, a glass of wine, a cat on my lap, and now watching Mickey Lolich pitch game 7 at midnight might be as good as it gets for #StayAtHome.

After new football coach Mike Leach tweeted out a cartoon of a woman knitting a noose for her husband during self-quarantine, Mississippi State AD John Cohen said the school will provide Leach with opportunities to “expand his cultural awareness of Mississippi.”
Uh, I’m one of the least PC liberals I know, but how much “cultural awareness” do you need to know a noose isn’t funny ANYWHERE in the South?

Across the country, Democratic Governors are turning the  Donald Trump, the Backup In Chief, into the Presidential Version of Wally Pipp.

Can we say now that Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s thinking he could insult a beloved and respected Captain without repercussions was “naive and stupid?”

Today Trump attacked the Post office for not charging businesses enough: Uh. if you go to the Trump online store:  “Orders process and deliver within 10-14 business days via the United States Postal Service for delivery within the Domestic U.S. only.”

Sherrod Brown is the latest to endorse Joe Biden. A significant issue, one of the people who got Sherrod to run for Senate in 2006 in the first place, was his good friend, then Congressman Bernie Sanders.

Watching Joe Biden on CNN after watching Donald Trump press briefing is like a shower for the soul.

So Trump thinks that Wisconsin voters should vote for a GOP judge to protect their 2nd amendment. Does he think guns are the new hydroxychloroquine?

Let us be very clear: If we had a functioning democracy the fifth vote on Wisconsin Election would have been cast in favor of delayed absentee ballots. By Merrick Garland.

About #VoteByMail, 2 real-life California examples: A friend scrawled an illegible signature, his ballot was returned to sign again. I forgot to sign mine 2 years ago, I had to mail or fax in a signature. Vote By Mail is not corrupt. And our democracy & lives may depend on it.

So now Trump is using the “I was a cheerleader” defense? Uh, I had several friends who were cheerleaders. Athleticism and enthusiasm were required. Not turning off your brain. Or lying.

Lost in today’s lie-fest, Trump basically saying you couldn’t understate number of coronavirus deaths, because death was death. Uh, actually it’s real easy. Just don’t have enough tests. You can’t pin deaths on the virus if you can pretend people don’t have it.

I can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden in November, and will be even happier if it’s a Biden Klobuchar ticket. But how much must it be killing Trump that President Newsom is trending tonight on Twitter right now? #BackupInChief