Archive for May 20, 2020

Ring things.

May 20, 2020
Washington Nationals announced they’ll unveil their 2019 World Series rings in virtual event on Sunday. Bad news – fans & players won’t get the full celebration experience. Good news, the team won’t have to deal with event overshadowed by DC fans booing Trump.
If NBA playoffs happen,, Orlando and Disney World are considered frontrunner to host the games. All the way to  a potential championship.
Such a deal would probably exclude future games involving the Knicks.  A shame, because few teams better exemplify the term “Mickey Mouse organization.”

Amy Klobuchar is leading an effort by Senator Democrats to get antitrust regulators to scrutinize Uber’s potential deal for Grubhub.

Think this doesn’t matter?  Ever been stuck in the rain or on a busy Friday night trying to get a ride?  Imagine surge pricing for any weekend or prime time dinner order? And heaven help you if you order during say, the Super Bowl.

 

On a lighter note….last night a Twitter friend asked for suggestions for Joe Biden campaign song. Still have an idea going through my head – How about “Here Comes The Sun?” – “the smile’s returning to their faces.. it seems like years since it’s been here….”

How long until Trump conspiracy theorists attack Joe Biden  for doing something terrible like talking on his phone in Amtrak’s “quiet car?”

I’m so old I remember when we had a coronavirus task force.

Since Tara Reade keeps changing story, first changing it to say she wasn’t wearing pantyhose (unlikely, they were part of dress code, and you could get sent home for bare legs) , and  now claiming she wore crotchless panties, I  did a bit of research to see if they were even sold in DC. Now getting online ads for Frederick’s of Hollywood. Sigh.

Yeah, I know VP race is the only interest many in the media have in the Biden campaign, but maybe they’re stretching just a bit for material? This from a USA Today article on if Joe should pick a woman of color: “Klobuchar, Whitmer and Warren all are white.” Gosh, who knew?

Meanwhile, while Trump attacks Michigan and Nevada, when will he cut off funding to Colorado and Utah, which have the option for 100% of their residents to vote by mail?

So has everyone without a gun today had time to check on their potatoes?

 

Lost in today’s craziness, Trump is considering holding the G-7 IN PERSON, at Camp David, NEXT MONTH. Uh, for starters, just thinking leaders of other countries know if they travel, it won’t be to a COVID-19 hotspot like the US.

Short cuts?

May 20, 2020

Wait…the 2020 Belmont Stakes on June 20 is now going to be a 1 1/8 mile race, instead of 1 1/2 miles?!!!
As long as no one even THINKS of touching Secretariat’s 1973 race record.

Apparently the Sears Tower in Chicago lost power tonight. How I miss the chance to have made a Cubs joke.

From Marc Ragovin “A South Korean soccer league team has apologized for planting sex dolls throughout the stands to make the stadium appear fuller. Man, talk about inflating attendance figures.”

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend. Pete is now 75??!! So now it’s “Who Are You… and where did I put my keys?”

Very confused now. So Trump says Virginians need 2nd Amendment to guard their potatoes. From who? Grizzly bears?

“Cover me Bob, I’m going in for Russets.”

 

 

Nonpolitical question. As many online ads as I still get for places like Sephora etc, why has no cosmetic company come out with “mask-proof lipstick?

 

Kevin McCarthy today criticized Nancy Pelosi for talking about Trump’s weight. “I would not as Speaker use those terms.” Gosh, must have missed McCarthy’s comments about a POTUS calling political opponents “Crooked” “Liddle” “Shifty” “Cheatin'” “Sleepy” “Loser” “Crazy,” etc.

USA Today Headline “Trump goes with his ‘gut,’ outside advice on decision to medicate with hydroxychloroquine.” “Goes with his gut?” Must. Not. Make. Morbidly. Obese. Jokes.

So let me see if I have this straight, many Americans seem more concerned about if Nancy Pelosi fatshamed Trump than if the US was illegally selling arms to the Saudis.

Despite Georgia being CAUGHT publishing misleading data on COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp maintains state’s cases are going down – “It’s really not a big issue. People trust the data. I certainly do.” Right, same as we should trust Kemp’s purging more than 1/2 million voters in 2016?

 

 

Tonight was the Oregon primary.  Joe Biden got over 70% of the vote, while Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both still on the ballot, got 18% and 9% respectively.

Now while Joe Biden IS going to be the Democratic nominee I do understand  the desire to vote for Sanders or another candidate who’s dropped out to make a statement in remaining primaries. Just please get it out of your system before Nov. 3. Because then it’s Biden or Trump. Period. 

Media really missing something by ignoring Joe Biden virtual town hall. Seriously. What does it take, would Joe have to pretend he’s taking some crazy drug, or come up with a catchy insult? We should be better than this.

Yeah, I am talking to you CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News.