Archive for May 31, 2020

Spare change

May 31, 2020

Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner, is the richest man in Maryland, worth $5.2 billion. .The team decided to begin cutting minor-league weekly stipends from $400 to $300.
Closer Sean Doolittle & rest of team are together going to chip in to make up the difference.
When pandemic is over can Lerner sell the team so America can come together to root for the Nats?

But let’s see, six minor league affiliates for Nats….. 25 on a team, about 150 players.  $15,000 a week….  Lerner could spend $15,000 a day for over 10,000 years and not spend all his money.

 

Emmanuel Macron joined Angela Merkel in declining Trump’s G-7 invite for this year.

Is there any way America can post this sign for the world? – “Under renovation- reopening under new management January 20, 2021.”

Trump tweets “Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME!”
So how many crimes can we charge Donald with over his hate rallies?

Meanwhile, the same “President” who says he would run unarmed into a school to face a shooter now is covering in his underground bunker because only several hundred Secret Service and police are between him and unarmed protesters?
Seems very on brand
#CadetBoneSpurs

Jane Fonda showed up on CNN dressed all in black with a black beret to speak up against racism, and apparently some (mostly younger) folks didn’t get it.

Just saying,  anyone mocking Jane Fonda for suddenly speaking out needs to spend some time tonight with Mr. Google.

 

 

Okay, we all know that Marco Rubio regularly does the male Susan Collins version of being very troubled. But if you don’t think he hit a nerve,  take my word for it, Repubican FURY on Twitter over this post: “Various domestic terror groups on BOTH far left & right are instigating & committing acts of violence & looting. They are stealing the focus away from the murder of Mr. Floyd & the legitimate problems it revealed.”

Remember this Trump tweet about protesters “The governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire. These are very good people, but they are angry. See them, talk to them, make a deal.” May 1, 2020 Yeah, this aged well.

Countdown.

May 31, 2020

Hard to believe, but if COVID-19 hadn’t happened, we’d still be about a week away from first game – June 4- of the NBA finals.

Meanwhile, 156 days until November 3, the Presidential Election.  Remember those days as a kid when you wished you could open advent calendar windows early to get to Christmas sooner?  Yeah, it’s like that.

 

I’m so old I remember when the only story on the news was the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re still in a COVID-19 pandemic. Even if police don’t shoot anyone, can’t help but watching these protest crowds and thinking sadly that people are going to die from them.

 

Anyone but me trying to imagine what these protests and riots would be like if we still had a President

Missing Obama.

Meanwhile the same POTUS who claims he knows everything about everything claims he didn’t know the racist origins of the phrase “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” The correct response to that might get me kicked off social media.

Can’t help but think that Trump is absolutely livid over the death of George Floyd. Mostly because he can’t blame it on China.

Trump tweeted “The National Guard has been released in Minneapolis to do the job that the Democrat Mayor couldn’t do. Should have been used 2 days ago & there would not have been damage. Police Headquarters would not have been taken over & ruined.”
More like, if we elected a President 3 1/2 years ago there would not have been riots.. Our democracy would not have been taken over and ruined.

SCOTUS voted 5-4 to allow Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep restrictions against allowing churches to open. Judge Roberts said “choosing when to lift restrictions during a pandemic is the business of elected officials, not unelected judges.” Trump attacks on Judge Roberts in 3.2.1…

Clerk called cops on George Floyd for allegedly paying with a counterfeit $20 bill. Most of us white folks could try to pay with $3 dollar bills and clerk might only wonder what drawer in which to put them.

Remember all those mostly funny “We survived Clinton you’ll survive Bush,” and then “We survived Bush you’ll survive Obama” t-shirts and memes? Sadly, not so sure the current GOP version “We survived Obama you’ll survive Trump” is actually working…