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Under the lights.

May 7, 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been scheduled for  five prime-time games, the NFL’s maximum allowed.  Okay, can anyone, even Bucs fans remember five prime-time games in one season?

-But at least this should dispel any notion that the league treats Sir Brady differently?

NCAA enforcement staff said Kansas’s men’sbasketball program, including coach Bill Self,  committed “egregious” and “severe” rules violations that “significantly undermine and threaten the NCAA Collegiate Model. The school is charged with five “Level 1” (the worst) violations.

So with March Madness canceled this year will the #1 ranked Jayhawks be the first team to vacate a championship they didn’t even win?

 

Baltimore Ravens Earl Thomas’s wife was arrested for pointing a gun at his head after she caught him in a three-way with a woman and Earl’s brother.

Darn, I miss the days when this would have been one of the biggest headlines of the week.

 

So since Megyn Kelly has done an interview with Tara Reade anyone got a copy of the schedule of the 25 next interviews she is doing with all Trumps accusers?

Texas Supreme Court orders the release of Shelley Luther, who’d been sentenced to 7 days in jail for keeping her hair salon open in defiance of a state order. So they’re saying it’s her health and women can make their own choices. Got it.

I’m so old that I remember when GOP wanted to remove an Attorney General from office just for having a private conversation with a former president in her plane on the tarmac. #LorettaLynch #BillClinton

 

Bill Barr today asked how history would remember him dropping Flynn case: “History is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who is writing the history.” There’s a reason Trump hates history.

Folks, I want Bill Barr out of office as much as anyone. But doesn’t matter how many people sign the petition – he’s NOT going to resign. We win the White House, Flip the Senate, and then President Biden can put a decent woman, or man, in Barr’s place.

 

So how many men and women in jail are now calling their lawyers to demand a new trial because pleading guilty is no longer an admission of actually being guilty?

 

Judge Sullivan does have discretion regarding Barr and DOJ’s attempt to kill Flynn case, although apparently it would be highly unusual. Since we passed “highly unusual” a while ago, can someone please keep Emmet G. Sullivan away from windows?

Per Rachel Maddow – , we don’t even have all test results from many Midwestern states especially meatpacking plants:

Per Washington Post – even without those numbers, Three states newly in top 15, & bidding to crack top 10 for cases per capita. – South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska

Lost in this week’s craziness was Trump’s veto of the War Powers Resolution passed by the House and Senate. Wonder if Donald figures the way he’s screwed up Coronavirus he may need to wag a really big dog.

Warming up?

May 7, 2020

ESPN reports that, MLB expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the MLB Players Association within a week. The current best hope is some spring training in June, and actual games in July.

Or at least maybe taking away headlines from NFL for a week?

One of the stranger non-Coronavirus, non-political semi-sports entences of 2020 that I vaguely somehow now understand is “People think the rhino is Barry Zito.”

RBG, 87, arguing to protect women’s right to birth control from her hospital bed. And there’re still people who call themselves liberal who won’t vote for Biden because he’s not “progressive” enough. If you don’t like Biden-Trump choice, how about RBG-Kavanaugh choice? 

Trump now says the Coronavirus task force will “continue on indefinitely” but “we may add or subtract people ….” Speaking of which, Donald’s not mentioning the 71,000 people who’ve been permanently subtracted.

 

Among the businesses allowed to reopen on Friday in Iowa are… tanning facilities?! Guess Governor Reynolds figures, if you’re willing to risk COVID, you might as well also be able to risk skin cancer?

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds praising Dear Leader today at White House “The partnership and collaboration as we went through this pandemic has been incredible.” “WENT” through? Once again time for the question, evil or stupid?

Someone asked new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McNany who are world leaders who have praised Trump’s Coronavirus response, and she says she won’t reveal confidential information. Translation – none of them.

 

Fox reports Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick vowed to pay fines for a woman sent to jail because she kept her hair salon open, & volunteered to go under house arrest on condition she be freed. Uh, instead of house arrest why doesn’t Patrick volunteer to visit a COVID ICU ward?

A so-called “pro-life” Trump supporter proudly saying “you can call me a Grandma killer,” because she doesn’t want to stop going to museums and zoos, just about sums up what Hillary meant by “deplorables.”

 

Officials say 54 people in Milwaukee County alone who voted in person on April 7 have tested positive for the coronavirus.
“How many deaths will it take till he knows, that too many people have died?”
Mitch McConnell – call for a damn vote on the  #VoteByMail bill.

If there were no easy rapid COVID-19 test that Trump has access to every single day, does anyone think he’d be doing these vanity events on a regular basis?

 

On COVID Trump has zero shame.

Sad numbers become just a game.

For as people die

Don will just turn and lie

Then choose a new person to blame