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Bad calls…

July 10, 2020

It was only about four months ago when I and other SF Giants fans were depressed at the thought of watching Madison Bumgarner trying to get Buster Posey out…

Umpire Joe West is not afraid of COVID-19 “‘Look, most of these people that they’re reporting are dying are not healthy to begin with….I don’t believe in my heart that all these deaths have been from the coronavirus”
Sounds like West is as much an expert on medicine as he is on calling balls and strikes.

On a lighter note, with college football moving towards only conference games in 2020, if a season happens at all, rumors are Notre Dame might have to join the ACC.
Who cares? Well, the Fighting Irish have a huge contract with NBC through 2025 to televise all their home games, for millions of dollars per game. and as an independent they don’t have to share ANY of the money. Conference teams have to share TV $$$ in conference….

If we’re going to bet on sports should we bet on what major professional sports league decides to give up on their 2020 season first?

 

 

Am a really strong believer in mean bitch Karma. But she’s building up a helluva long to-do list.

CEO of Goya Foods, facing calls for a boycott after he praised Trump, says “It’s suppression of speech, I’m not apologizing!’

Uh, no, it’s not suppression of speech, it’s the free market and free choice. And millions of Americans are just choosing now not to buy Goya’s products.

(and yeah, last year I had just discovered their really good hot taquera salsa. no more. #Priorities)

Kayleigh McEnany said Trump won yesterday’s Supreme Court 7-2 decision. So who took Press Secretary’s Math SAT’s to get her into Harvard?

Remember those days being a kid when you would dig and wonder if you could hypothetically dig far enough to come out on the other side of the Earth? That’s kind of how I feel when I hear people ask “How low can Trump go?”

Today, after flying from DC to Miami, Donald Trump FLEW Air Force One to Ft. Lauderdale for a fundraiser.  Miami to Ft. Lauderdale.  On a 747.  About 30 miles it’s like flying from JFK to Newark. Or from National Airport in DC to Dulles. Why did Donald need private time on the plane? And why isn’t this a bigger story?

 

Biden wasn’t my preferred candidate either in 2020 Presidential Primary. But for all those who’ve said they’d rather die than vote for Joe…. we’re getting close to that being the choice.

Joe Biden could make a gaffe every day in the middle of 5th Avenue and should not lose any supporters.

 

40 hospitals in Florida already have run out of room in their ICUs. Maybe as Disney World reopens they can figure out a way to help the state issue “Fast-Passes” for hospitalization?

Scary. Florida finally relented & released hospitalization data: 6,991 COVID-19 patients in Florida’s hospitals, Miami-Dade County, where Trump’s Doral is located, tops chart w/ 1,578 COVID patients. Scarier: There are 10 counties for which there is NO data reported at all

 

Sadly, think we could save lives if someone convinced Donald Trump that wearing a mask was equivalent of building a wall around your face.
Trump wants to take away the tax-exempt status of universities because he doesn’t like their “Radical Left Indoctrination.” Meanwhile he’s fine having his own “radical right indoctrination” rallies in tax-exempt churches….

Name game.

July 10, 2020

 

Uh, open note to Washington football team considering a name change. You all do know that @warriors   on Twitter is already taken, right?

At least when  Biden takes over in 2021 perhaps it won’t be so pejorative to refer to a team as “Washington.”

Meanwhile,  as the Big Ten and possibly other conferences move away from non conference games, look for Alabama to ask for an emergency proclamation to have “Tennessee-Martin” declared an honorary SEC member.

(No joke the Tennesse-Martin Skyhawks are on the Crimson Tide’s schedule for November 14, 2020.

 

Been a heck of a week. So who is Donald Trump going to fire this Friday night?

Doug Ducey says Trump phones him so often the Arizona Governor changed his ringtone to “Hail to The Chief” for when Donald calls. Uh, paging campaign staff for Arizona Senate Candidate Mark Kelly,  I think I have an ad idea for you.

 

Trump on Hannity said he “actually took” a cognitive test at Walter Reed and “I aced the test.” Wonder if Donald though of having Joe Shapiro take the test for him?

Just thinking, one sign of failing a cognitive test at Walter Reed might be forgetting that you didn’t want to admit to having taken a cognitive test. 

Arizona COVID-19 cases already at record levels, But remember this about Trump’s Phoenix rally on June 23. It was 3,000 mostly college students! Which means some might get really sick, more will end up asymptomatic/mildly symptomatic spreaders. And they don’t believe in masks.

“Both of Trump’s SCOTUS appointees, Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, ruled against him.” No punchline, I just like writing that.

So who’s going to tell Donald he can’t fire the Supreme Court?

Have been lucky enough to see both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama speak live. Joe Biden isn’t the orator either of those Presidents were. But he doesn’t need to be. President Biden will be just fine. Better than fine.

GOP officials are looking into moving next month’s RNC convention to an outdoor stadium in Jacksonville. I used to live in Florida. Jacksonville. Outdoors. In August.
That’s the punchline.