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In the Show?

May 4, 2020

Per ESPN, apparently Rays Blake Snell (who?)  won the inaugural MLB The Show Players League on Sunday with a three-game sweep in the video game against the White Sox’s Lucas Giolotto. (also who?)

Now, any nice sporting news these days is cool. But that this was an actual ESPN HEADLINE?

Christian Laettner was trending yesterday morning because people feel very strongly about whether he was or was not a great basketball player. I miss the days when Sunday Twitter was largely about sports arguments.

Someday in a post-pandemic world, imagining grownup children asking “Mom, what was a potluck?”

Wonder how much PPE the federal government could buy for the cost of all their recent Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyovers?

 

Looking at pictures of crowded beaches and marveling at fact that some people were more scared in late 1970s by a movie featuring a mechanical shark than they are now by the serious chance of dying.

Dr. Birx on “Reopen” protesters “if they go home & infect their grandmother or grandfather…..& they have a serious or unfortunate outcome, they will feel guilty for the rest of their lives.”  Nah, they’ll probably blame it on Obama.

 

From Trump fundraising email-“Dems never going to stop coming after me, 1/2 of them complain we’re opening up Country too fast & other 1/2 gripe we’re not opening it up fast enough. They’ll never be happy no matter what I do.” Not true. We’ll be VERY happy if you resign.

 

“That’s one of the reasons we’re successful, if you call losing 80 or 90,000 people successful.I used to say 65,000 and now I’m saying 80 or 90 and it goes up and it goes up rapidly.” No, you used to say, “15 and it’s going to go down to zero.”

 

If the Trump “town hall” charade on Fox News Sunday night isn’t scary enough to make you a Biden supporter, think on this: State TV isn’t being obsequious enough so Donald is now cheating on them with OANN.

Finally, nonsnark.  There are so many reasons I’m a Democrat. And why I really don’t like guns. May 4, 1970 – I was in 5th grade. Allison Krause was only 19 years old.
50 years ago today…

https://www.cincinnati.com/in-depth/news/history/2020/05/01/kent-state-shootings-allison-krause-killed-national-guard/3055246001/?fbclid=IwAR1k9FxAQIWy9iZ6GmXi1WcNbWP9ejB_o2utyMv4yGovmPuLHgkfrjQuOYk