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April 29, 2020

Baseball may be on hiatus but lawyers never sleep.   A suit was filed today against the Cubs and MLB on behalf of a fan hit who says she was sitting in the sixth row at Wrigley field and suffered permanent injuries after being struck in the face by a foul ball while she was chatting with a friend.

Not without some sympathy, but seriously, if you’re an adult in the SIXTH row in one of the smallest stadiums in baseball just maybe you should be paying attention?

 

Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, 29, has been arrested and charged with a felony count of having sex with a 17 year old girl.
Leaving aside whether or not this should be a felony, wouldn’t you think NFL would teach players, after #1 rule about sex with anyone – “get consent”, #2 should be “check ID?”

Serious question on a snarky topic: How long until Donald Trump decides to go golfing and frames it as leadership in reopening the county?

 

Trump said today he’s going to Arizona next week. , Phoenix temperatures have been and are expected to stay over 100 degrees. So if Donald really wants to test his theory that heat kills coronavirus, why doesn’t he plan to shake hands with as many supporters as possible?

So Trump White House and Fox News are pushing a “Michael Flynn is innocent story” on the day Coronavirus death toll went past 60,000. What the heck are they going to come up with when we blow past 70,000 next week?

Voted for Bill Clinton, twice, knowing well the man I thought would be very good president (he was), also had women issues (he did.) Biden was in Senate almost 20 yrs when Clinton ran in 1992. Never heard whisper about such issues until Joe clinched 2020 nomination. #Coincidence?

Now there’s a Fox News headline. “Stacey Abrams denies applying double standard to Biden and Kavanaugh allegations.” I missed the headline “Fox News denies applying double standard to Biden and Trump allegations, and allegations, and allegations, and allegations.”

 

David Letterman says a source told him Trump “won’t wear a mask because they can’t figure out how to attach it to his hair.” Uh, and don’t forget that little issue of smudged makeup.

Trump tweet tonight “I must admit that Lyin’ Brian Williams is, while dumber than hell, quite a bit smarter than Fake News
@CNN “anchorman” Don Lemon, the “dumbest man on television”. Then you have Psycho Joe “What Ever Happened To Your Girlfriend?” Scarborough, another of the low I.Q. individuals!”
But yeah, Donald doesn’t have time to watch TV.

There once was a President Don On whose briefings all networks did fawn. Who cares if he lied And Americans died? As long as the TVs stayed on.

Meanwhile…

Trump email. (no joke) “Sleepy Joe Biden just racked up new endorsements 1st. Mini Mike Bloomberg endorsed Biden. Next, Crazy Bernie forced to drop out & endorse Biden. Then, Cheatin’ Obama endorsed his former VP, Biden. Today, Crooked Hillary endorsed Biden.” So Presidential..

Unmasked.

April 29, 2020

Golden State coach Steve Kerr today acknowledged that his team is operating as if the season already is over. Well to be fair, since before COVID-19 the Warriors were 15-50, it already was.

Serious side sports story – Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini has started undergoing chemotherapy to treat Stage 3 colon cancer.

Ugh. Your reminder, when we can safely go back to having preventive procedures done, go get that previously scheduled mammogram, pap smear, colonoscopy. etc.

Apparently AP called the Ohio Democratic Primary for Joe Biden right after 8:00 p.m. tonight. I’m so old that I remember when the clusterf*ck in counting Iowa caucuses was the biggest thing millions of Americans, including me, were stressed about.

Trolls on twitter had #opencalifornianow trending today.

Open what?  The earth?  Gravediggers are standing by.

Newt Gingrich- “I’ve never seen the Radical Left work as hard to discredit a President as they have with President Trump.” Please, Newt, you impeached a President over an affair at the same time you were cheating on your second wife.

If you ever needed proof that GOP wants to terrify Americans about all the wrong things: Vice President Pence, the man who decided he won’t be alone with another woman who is not his wife,  decided not wear a mask for his visit to the Mayo Clinic.

 

Mike Pence claims he didn’t wear a mask because he claims he wanted to ‘look healthcare personnel in the eye and say thank you.” Hint to VP Pence… If a mask is covering your eyes, you’re wearing it wrong.

 

Trump is actually threatening a “Quid pro quo” in saying he may demand states cooperate with ICE to get COVID-19 relief, a little history lesson – the phrase “quid pro quo” in 16th century denoted a medicine substituted for another.

 

Something like substituting bleach for fever-reducers and oxygen?

 

Justin Amash has joined Jesse Ventura in saying he is thinking about running for President. Yes, this year.  If Justin  and Jesse really need some potential victory for their egos, maybe someone should organize a charity pay-per-view cage match?

Now THIS is a serious freezer burn.   Nancy Pelosi today about Trump.  “He makes a big fuss about my having ice cream in my freezer…I have ice cream in my freezer. I guess it’s better than having Lysol in somebody’s lungs as he’s suggesting.”

If you were more upset about Barack Obama wearing a tan suit than you were by Mike Pence not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic, then it’s time to forever stop pretending you are “pro-life.”