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Hard knocks

June 14, 2020

ESPN reports Ohio State football players and parents were asked to sign an acknowledgement of risk waiver regarding the coronavirus pandemic before returning to campus for voluntary workouts.
So when this pandemic is over will Ohio State offer a similar risk waiver for CTE?

After US soccer said they were repealing policy requiring players to stand during the national anthem,  Trump tweeted, “I won’t be watching much anymore!”

Okay, does anyone think Donald has ever watched soccer “much?”

As a woman with several friends of a certain age, know a  cane might help Donald Trump with his balance issues. Of course, does anyone expect a man who won’t wear a mask would use a cane?

Fox News didn’t cover West Point speech and certainly not Trump’s unsteady exit from stage, so most MAGA supporters would have had no idea how bad it looked. Until the stable genius mentioned it in a tweet.

So has Donald Trump sued the ramp yet?

Serious thought for a change.  Biden has tough decision. He needs VP to fill 2 roles – to have good optics for a 3 month campaign, AND to be a loyal & good governing partner to Joe through years of what may be one of toughest periods in US history. And it probably won’t be the same person who would be best at both.

Today’s Washington Post actually has a opinion piece -“Why the Republicans’ 2020 strategy is to keep as many people as possible from voting?” Can I respectfully suggest the entire article could be summed up in five words “if you have to ask…?”

If a white guy had fallen asleep in a Wendy’s drive-through lane Friday night, at worst he’d probably have been able to post bail and pick up his car from the parking lot Saturday morning.

If you didn’t already think Speaker Pelosi was bad ass –  Nancy Pelosi was asked if she’s embarrassed the KKK were once members of the Democratic Party. “Of course. We’re embarrassed Donald Trump was a Democrat for similar reasons”.

So in the Oval Office does Donald Trump have his own gold-plated Diet Coke sippy cup?

Your reminder, Hillary Clinton was at a Ground Zero ceremony for 90 minutes, with pneumonia. When she stumbled & appeared to faint, some called for her to drop out of the race.

No lie too small: WH official transcript “Tomorrow, America will celebrate very important anniversary: 245th birthday of US Army. Unrelated, going to be my birthday also. (Laughter.) I don’t know if that happened by accident.” There. Was. No. Laughter.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-2020-united-states-military-academy-west-point-graduation-ceremony/

Past time.

June 14, 2020

Do I think baseball is boring. Hell no.

Do I think that this back and forth between owners and MLBPA is boring as hell. Yes.

Figure it out, gentlemen.   And if it’s safe, play ball.

You know the world has at least temporarily changed when ESPN actually has headlines about a golf tournament this weekend, and Tiger Woods isn’t involved.

Watching Trump struggle with stairs makes me wonder, what does he do when he hits his golf ball down into a bunker?

 

“As U.S. senators we can’t be silent…unfortunately legislators aren’t speaking out against president when he oversteps bounds…when he’s producing executive orders in threat to Congress that won’t do as he wishes. He’s become a dictator.” Joni Ernst in 2014, about Barack Obama

To be honest, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions always sounded like the name of one of Scarlett O’Hara’s suitors in “Gone With the Wind.”

Let’s be very clear. If someone told Mitch McConnell  hat Trump had advanced dementia and was very unwell, the only thing it would change for Senator Majority Leader McConnell to increase his urgency to confirm GOP judges.

Let’s put this in a simple statement: If Joe Biden were seen hesitantly mincing his way down a ramp like POTUS was seen on Saturday, Trump and GOP would be calling for him to step aside as Democratic nominee. Period. #rampgate

Trump tweeted “Ramp I descended after West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, no handrail, most importantly, very slippery. Last thing I was going to do is “fall” for Fake News to have fun with. Final 10 feet I ran down to level ground. Momentum!” 2 words   “Sure, Jan”

Joe Biden can drink water with one hand. Pass it on.