Archive for April 21, 2020

Hanging it up

April 21, 2020

Marlins manager Don Mattingly,  watching “The Last Dance,” said watching Michael Jordan’s playing heroics remind him a lot of Miami owner Derek Jeter.

Mattingly didn’t add that Jordan’s ownership record probably also now reminds him of Derek Jeter.

 

Per Rachel Maddow,  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says that fans attending an auto race this weekend in the state is a bad idea. If only Noem had the power to do anything about it.

 

A story in SF Chronicle about a Sacramento protest against Stay At Home notes that it was organized by the “Freedom Angels,” an anti-vaxxer group. And that some of them brought their children. This might be funny if it weren’t so sad.

AG Bill Barr says his DOJ may join lawsuits against governors who refuse to roll back stay-home orders. So will Susan Collins pronounce herself “troubled?” Or “very troubled?

Meghan McCain on the View today told her co-hosts to “check their privilege.”. I cannot possibly write anything funnier than that.

Missouri today became first state to sue the Chinese government over COVID-19s pandemic, citing “an appalling campaign of deceit.” Uh, can U.S. states sue our own government? Asking for some blue and even red states.

Meow time. So how come Dr. Birx doesn’t have her roots showing after over almost a month of task force briefing? Do she and our #BackupInChief share an “essential” hair colorist?

Trump says there will be “some exceptions” to his Executive Order on immigration. Translation “I need my resorts staffed, and some of my friends need wives.”

Hydroxychloroquine trials have been going so badly I fully expect Donald Trump soon to say they were Obama’s idea.

What it comes to early re-opening, seems to me it comes down to one simple question: Even if you’re confident in your own ability to beat coronavirus, how do you know you won’t kill somebody else?

Texas Lt. Gov #DanPatrick April 2019, defending Texas “pro-life” bill to stop local govts from contracting w/ agencies like Planned Parenthood “There is nothing more important than defending the defenseless. Dan Patrick April 2020 “There are more important things than living.”

In for more than a penny

April 21, 2020

Rumors that Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez may try to buy the Mets. How much do I long for the days when that would have been the biggest story of the week in New York?

 

A Yankees fan who bought tickets for a Red Sox game on May 9, is suing because the team says the game “postponed” rather than canceled so they’re not issuing refunds. The woman paid $926 for 6 tickets. At least she didn’t prepay beers – she could be out thousands.

Newt Gingrich attacks Nancy Pelosi over her freezer containing $12-a-pint ice cream – says it’s “most tone-deaf thing I’ve seen a Speaker do.”

Uh, I don’t know, impeaching a President over adultery while you’re House Speaker and cheating on your second wife is pretty up there.

On a snarky and petty note, just realized Don Jr’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, 51, is over a year older than Melania Trump

All these idiots saying “Jesus is my Vaccine” clearly are planning to meet “Him” sooner rather than later.

Seeing these Confederate flags at the “re-open” rallies. I always knew the flag now was a sign of racism, didn’t realize quite how much it’s also a sign of stupidity.

Trump saying Governors call their own shots. And now Georgia’s Brian Kemp, Tennessee’s Bill Lee, and South Carolina’s Henry McCaster took that as a license to use their own states for target practice.

So Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is opening up businesses including massage therapists, nail and hair salons. With “social distancing.”
Uh, as we try to wrap our heads around how someone gives you a massage or does your nails/hair at a distance, your reminder, again, as Amy Klobuchar says, “if not for voter suppression, my friend Stacey Abrams would be Governor of Georgia right now.”

Seriously among the businesses Brian Kemp will allow to reopen are body art studios. So how do you do a socially distanced tattoo? Throw ink darts from across the room?

Every day The Washington Post lists the ten counties in USA with highest rate of deaths. Five of them are in Georgia.
Is Governor Brian Kemp going for a clean sweep?

 

As movie theaters open in Georgia on Monday I can see the ads already for jumbo sized popcorn “A shareable snack to die for.”

Trump issued an executive order stopping immigration, but his Mar-A-Lago club, which will open again in late October, has claimed for years they need H-2B Visa workers. So will Donald rescind the order then, or is he heading to Moscow or somewhere Nov 4?

With all due respect, since US currently has the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world, along with the most expensive healthcare? why does Trump think people now WANT to come here?

Per CNN Kim Jong Un reportedly in critical condition after surgery. Wanna bet Trump will express more heartfelt emotion over him tomorrow at his vanity rally than over almost all the 41,000 plus Americans who have died?

If Kim Jong Un is NOT gravely ill, how p*ssed off is Trump going to be at the North Korean leader for stealing all his xenophobic immigration ban headlines?

So with Trump suspending all immigration into the United States by executive order, does this mean Donald has decided he has no plans to look for a 4th wife?

For all the time Trump has had to vent on Twitter and in his vanity rally, your reminder, on the anniversary of the Columbine school massacre and 24 hours after worst mass shooting in Canadian history he hasn’t found time to mention either.