Archive for April 15, 2020

Empty promises.

April 15, 2020

Dr. Fauci says that perhaps sports could return this summer, if there were basically no fans in the stands.

And any SF Giants fans from the old Candlestick Park days are thinking yeah, so just like the old weeknight games .

Of course, if professional sports are banned completely,   the Orioles may win the World Series by default.

Mayor DeBlasio saying there may not be professional sports in New York until 2021. Knicks going “hey, we started this months ago.”

 

On a non-political note anyone but me chopping vegetables extra carefully during COVID-19 pandemic, because they REALLY REALLY don’t want any finger injury that would necessitate a visit to urgent care?

At a Lansing rally  against Michigan’s  Stay at Home order, some folks were carrying Confederate flags. Thereby proving their grasp of history and geography is as good as their grasp of science.

As Trump tries to defund USPS and stop Vote by Mail, he tweets “Thanks for delivering”  @UPS

 Once again “do as I say, not as I do” – check his Trump Store and campaign store websites “Orders shipped via USPS First Class Mail”

Rachel Maddow now reports that some of business leaders on Donald Trump’s list yesterday weren’t asked if they wanted to be on the list. Who’d a thunk a man accused by over 20 women of sexual assault would have a problem with consent?

Then Maddow to Elizabeth Warren  – “If Joe Biden asked you to be his running mate, what would you say?” “Yes.” Warren isn’t my first choice for that role but admire her, and her straight answer.

 

Have already seen both Warren and Abrams attacked in places for saying they would either accept or in Stacey’s case WANT to be considered as Biden’s VP. While have seen Klobuchar & Harris attacked for being “coy” with the question” Translation-  women can’t win.

 

Ivanka Trump, while DC is under a #StayAtHome order,  apparently took her family, and some unknown number of Secret Service agents to the Trump Golf Club in New Jersey for the first night of Passover.

Amazing she didn’t tweet out a picture suggesting for seders that people eat matzo cake.

Another thing Trump can blame WHO for?   These rather accurate lyrics:

“No one knows what it’s like To be hated To be fated To telling only lies But my dreams They aren’t as empty As my conscience seems to be.”

Rooting for the ace

April 15, 2020

Sports analogy  I really REALLY miss baseball. And am reminded that when your favorite player ends up on the bench, it hurts, but you still root for the team, and them as part of that team. So yeah, I’m solidly behind the Democratic team, and now solidly behind our starter -Joe Biden.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was fired Tuesday by Chip Ganassi Racing, after uttering a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race. How long until Trump invites him to the White House?

Trump – “We have to get our sports back. I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old”
Personally I think we need to get our White House back. I’m tired of watching a President who acts like he’s 14 years old.
(on a good day.)

So now it looks like obesity is a big risk factor for getting more serious COVID-19 cases. Great, just what we all need as we all stay home and and stress eat.

So is the only way Joe Biden can get serious media attention now is if he gathered 20 women politicians together as potential VP’s and each week gave fewer and fewer of them a rose?

 

So is someone on Joe Biden’s team keeping a “Day 1” list…. getting back into the Paris Climate Agreement, starting again to fund WHO, sanitizing the White House?

One again, the Onion is going “We give up.”
“The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days, senior agency officials said.”

 

As Rachel Maddow goes after South Dakota governor Kristi Noem for still not having a Stay At Home order, just pointing out the state is now in the top 20 for cases per capita.

 

 

One way to help save the USPS until President Biden takes over: Remind Trump if he shuts it down Americans won’t see his signature on those paper checks.

Look, I understand covering Trump train wreck press briefings. But again, what’s excuse for every major network not also covering Joe Biden’s virtual events, especially things like his Sanders and Obama endorsements?

 

 

Oh please, oh please, can some reporter ask Trump who he blames more at WHO- Pete Townshend or Roger Daltrey