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Open, open, open?

July 22, 2020

July 24 is MLB Opening Day.   Often you think, wow…. 162 games, it’s going to be a LONG time until the World Series.

Now we just hope the teams can make it 60 games to the World Series.

Heck, anyone but me wonder if they’ll make it 30 games?

 

Poor Blue Jays. Can’t play in Toronto. Now can’t play in Pittsburgh. Will the whole team’s walk-up music be “King of the Road?”

 

On Wednesday, apparently Dr. Birx warned in private phone call today 11 cities with spikes in COVID-19 should take “aggressive” steps to stop outbreaks. Those cities are Baltimore, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Las  Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh. & St. Louis.

With opening day tomorrow, it’s a good thing none of those cities have MLB teams… Oh wait, never mind.

The Blue Jays still haven’t found a place to play home games in 2020. Well, if they end up at Camden Yards sharing with the Orioles, Baltimore might actually see 30 wins this season.

Non-political “How dumb are we getting rant?” On a package of Thomas’s English Muffins the notice “Must split and toast.”

If Trump cares so much about those Confederate statues in the Capitol why doesn’t he have them all moved over to his DC hotel?

Have seen Karen Bass’s name mentioned a little more frequently in the VP hunt. Still a longshot, but if Joe does pick her can I respectfully request we rename entitled white women as “Ivankas?”

Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas about “Operation Legend” – “this isn’t a dog whistle, this is a dog barking.”

Apparently Operation Legend is named after a little boy who was shot to death while he slept. So can I suggest one of President Biden’s plans for police reform be named Operation Breonna? 

Trump wasn’t tweeting for hours earlier today. But to be fair, maybe he was studying hard for his Fox interview – “person, woman, man, camera, TV.”

 

On a bright note, if remembering five words in a row was hard, the good news is that Trump probably can’t remember the nuclear codes.

 

I suppose it would be really petty for Joe Biden to tweet “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”

Your reminder that Ronny Jackson, the man who allegedly said Trump passed that mental health exam, is running for US Congress in Texas….

Is Trump trying to get out of future criminal charges by reason of insanity?

Dan Rather tweeted “I think the ultimate sign you’ve passed a cognitive test is that you’re able to move on to something else.

 

1. Dan Rather is 88 years old. 2. Donald Trump is 74 years old.

Religious restrictions.

July 22, 2020

Texas to delay high school football for big schools for at least one month amid coronavirus pandemic.  In Texas this is like temporarily closing churches.

 

Been lukewarm on new SF Giants mgr Gabe Kapler, but impressed he got to Trump before season even started: “Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during National Anthem, sign of great disrespect for our Country & our Flag, game is over for me!”

So since Trump is going to boycott sports when any athletes kneel this should at least take care of any potential POTUS security worries for MLB, the NBA and NFL in 2020.

Rogers Centre isn’t a bad stadium for a Dome, but with Toronto considering home games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Camden Yards in Baltimore,  two of the nicest parks in baseball,  have to wonder how many Blue Jays players will never want to go back to their home park.

 

So how long until Trump tries to blame the attempts to move the British Open to his Turnberry Golf Course in Scotland on Hunter Biden?

 

Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler to ESPN, upset about WNBA’s support of “Black Lives Matter, says fans “may feel excluded from this sport & other sports that make them feel like American values aren’t at core of what we’re doing here.” American values? Like insider trading?

 

ACTING DHS secretary Chad Wolf is talking about “Proactive arrests?” When Trump ends up on the trash heap of history, add “Minority Report” to the list of movies like “Wag the Dog” and “Manchurian Candidate” that most Americans will never want to watch again.

Tammy Duckworth: Trump “cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops.” Wonder what would happen if Russia put bounties on our statues?

It’s not at the top of their page, but Fox News does have the story “Ohio House speaker, 4 others charged in ‘largest bribery, money-laundering scheme’ in state history.” But gosh, for some reason Fox left off the fact they’re all Republicans.

So Press Secretary Barbie says Trump is tested multiple times a day. Donald says he’s tested every two or three days. Which one of them is lying? Or is it time for another cognitive test?

 

Reporter asked Trump about Ghislaine Maxwell, but not Russian bounties on US troops? WTAF?

Can anyone IMAGINE what would happen if Bill Clinton said he knew Ghislaine Maxwell well and wished her well?

Trump is so often accused of being lacking in kindness and empathy. I’m surprised State TV AKA Fox News didn’t report in Donald’s defense that he twice said of Ghislaine Maxwell that today he “wished her well.”

So if a mob boss wanted both to promise and threaten someone who had damaging evidence against him, would he “wish her well” on national TV? Asking hypothetically.

 

We are going to hit four MILLION confirmed COVID-19 cases before this weekend. Probably Friday. So who will Trump fire Friday night as a distraction?

GOP outrage over reporter Kimberly Halkett allegedly calling Kayleigh McEnany a “lying b*tch,” when even WH transcript says Halkett just said “OK, you don’t want to engage.” Missed same GOP outrage over Rep Ted Yoho ACTUALLY calling AOC a “f*cking b*tch.”