Archive for May 17, 2020

Round and round we go.

May 17, 2020

Tonight’s Sunday Night Baseball game was scheduled to be the first of the year featuring Houston Astros.
And just over a couple months ago most worrisome thing for many baseball fans was if Astros’ cheating scandal might have overshadowed the actual game?

Okay, I’m really desperately missing sports. But don’t think even COVID-19 will turn me into a serious NASCAR fan.

 

Trump today about sports “We want to be back to normal where you have the big crowds and they are practically standing on top of each other and enjoying themselves, not where they are worried.” So would he like to start by trying this with a vanity rally?

How many married couples are realizing as they promised “for better for worse,” they weren’t thinking of “for 24-7?”

#NotTheOnion. Now Trump fundraising email “For first time EVER, we have launched Official Trump Coloring Books. They are already FLYING off the shelves…” Flying? Like Space Force? And are Sharpies included?

Remember Trump’s “I like the numbers being where they are” with the Grand Princess?. By claiming “testing is overrated” and trying to undercount deaths, Donald is treating America like he did that cruise ship.

Why does anyone think the man who will go to the Supreme Court to avoid releasing his financial statements or tax returns won’t stop at nothing to hide COVID-19 death counts?

Breathalyzer tests aren’t perfect either. So by Trump standards should we stop using them and start claiming DUI numbers are down?

Trump claims of Dr. Rick Bright “I don’t know this guy, never met him, but don’t like what I see.”
Uh, is Donald so confused now he can’t remember if Bright is accusing him of malfeasance, or sexual assault?

New Zealand  Herald on Donald Trump’s statement “If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.”

“This is a stupid statement. Not “controversial, bizarre” or “unconventional” or any other words we use to sanitize absurd things that come out of Mr. Trump’s mouth.. It is just pure, weapons-grade stupid.”

The sounds of silence.

May 17, 2020

If MLB comes back this year, not only will tobacco and spitting be banned (good), but also chewing sunflower seeds will be prohibited.
Speaking as a former baseball mom, was there any reason other than baseball to chew sunflower seeds?

NASCAR starting up tomorrow without fans. Well, at least the cars are loud enough there won’t be drivers complaining about not being able to hear the cheers.

 

So trivial in the grand scheme of things with almost 90,000 people dead. But it still makes me sad, in May, to see pictures of empty baseball stadiums.

As Italy plans to open for incoming international travel June 3, how long until they, and other countries, institute a US travel ban?

Justin Amash has decided he is not running for President. Thereby bitterly disappointing both his supporters

Let’s be honest. If Trump were asked to speak to high school graduates tonight Donald’s speech would have been 80% bragging about he should have been valedictorian and 20% blaming Obama for why he wasn’t.

Mitt Romney tonight tweeted “The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.”

It’s a start.  Then Susan Collins tweeted. “In 2008, I coauthored with former Sens. McCaskill and Lieberman The Inspector General Reform Act (P.L. 110-40), which among other provisions requires the President to notify Congress 30 days prior to the removal of an Inspector General along with the reasons for the removal. The President has not provided the kind of justification for the removal of IG Linick required by this law.”

Beginning to have new appreciation for Charlie Brown & his dreams of kicking that football: Susan Collins has a bipartisan past. Some part of me keeps hoping THIS will be time w/Trump Susan will be more than “very troubled.”

 

In North Carolina, a judge just issued a provisional restraining order allowing religious groups to assemble for services inside for next 2 weeks. Fine. Can those church attendees also commit to staying inside and praying the coronavirus away?

WTAF? This is a Trump fundraising email from Saturday  “Barack Obama will forever be remembered as the disgraced former President who used federal law enforcement in an attempt to hurt his political opponents.”

Who wants to tell him?