Archive for August 19, 2020

Hanging on.

August 19, 2020
Shocking. SF Giants manage to hang onto another big 9th inning lead.

Even more shocking, if they’d just hung onto 5 run and 3 run 9th inning leads last weekend the Giants would be in line for the playoffs.

(Assuming baseball MAKES it to the playoffs.)

And if you needed a break from politics – just found out former Met and now SF Giants

player Wilbur Flores uses “I’ll be there for You,” the theme from “Friends” as his walkup music. He loves the show and used it to learn English.

US Postmaster General Louis Lejoy saying he will stop dismantling postal equipment feels like an NFL team saying they will stop throwing the ball with a four touchdown lead in the fourth quarter.

Notre Dame has completely suspended in-person classes until at least September 2 after 154 new COVID-19 cases in last two days. Fighting Irish football team won’t practice TODAY and possibly not tomorrow.

Between Gabby Giffords, Estella and Barack Obama, are we going to have a nationwide Kleenex shortage tomorrow?

I have no idea who’s writing Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, but got to be tempting for Joe to say “Thank you fellow Democrats.   Person, Woman, Man, Camera. TV.”  Then drink a glass of water and run offstage down a ramp.

Trump talks about COVID-19 surge in New Zealand…. New Zealand had SIX new cases. And they are implementing new restrictions because of them.

When told QAnon views Donald Trump as secretly saving the world from a Satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals.. Trump replies. “Is that supposed to be a bad thing?” I am NOT making this up.

Fox News Headline: “Obama tears into successor in withering convention speech, as Trump live-tweets rebuttal.” Uh, two ranting all-caps tweets is not exactly a “live tweet rebuttal.”

Trump was so upset tonight he couldn’t figure out how to turn off his caps lock key. In the spirit of bipartisan unity, hey Donald, it’s to the left of the “A.”

 

Interesting that Trump attacks Kamala Harris tonight on Twitter by saying “BUT DIDN’T SHE CALL HIM A RACIST??? DIDN’T SHE SAY HE WAS INCOMPETENT???” Uh, Does Donald remember what Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham etc said about him?

Trump tweets an attack on Goodyear Tires. Well, it’s okay, the company only has 66,000 employees, with about 60% of them based in….Ohio.

A bit of trivia…. how many AMERICAN companies are in the top 10 tire manufacturers? ONE – Goodyear, which is third. Of the top two, Bridgestone is Japanese. Michelin is French. So is Trump suggesting we make Japan OR France Great Again?

Asked today ““Is the president saying that if he doesn’t win this election that he will not accept the results?” Press Secretary Barbie responds. “The president has always said he’ll see what happens.” This. Is. Not. Normal.

The only game in town.

August 19, 2020

Keep seeing clips of Barack Obama’s 2004 DNC Keynote Speech and two thoughts come to mind: 1. One of the best speeches I remember seeing ever. 2. He looks so YOUNG.

When I was a child, thought the speeches were boring. But the roll call nomination was the most fun part of the convention. Loved the virtual tour of our country tonight. They can keep that part!

Except CNN selling commercial space to Trump campaign during DNC state roll call nominating Joe Biden  is a bad look. Period. Do better.

Lebron James showed up for Game 1 of the playoffs with a modified MAGA Hat  “Make America Great Again, with “Great Again” crossed out and instead “Arrest the Cops who Killed Breonna Taylor.”

Worst thing with this kind of behavior from Lebron. Makes him hard to root against.

Meanwhile, SF Giants took a 7 run lead to the 9th inning today, and actually won by six.  But I’m sure I’m not the only SF Giants fan who started thinking “So what is the biggest ninth inning lost EVER?”

After countless mail sorters have been dismantled along w/s mail boxes taken away, USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says changes now will be “suspended” until after election. Isn’t this like Godfather deciding he’s suddenly become a proponent of rescuing thoroughbred horses?

Trump’s Susan B. Anthony pardon is the most cringeworthy and ineffectual idea for a photo-op.    I can only assume the idea was Ivanka’s.

Somewhere the ghost of Susan B. Anthony is thinking “I don’t need your stinkin’ pardon.”

Whatever Trump says about Susan B Anthony if modern-day suffragettes were marching in Lafayette Square he’d tear gas them for a photo op.

Shakespeare said “As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods: They kill us for their sport.
So any way to tell the gods they’ve had enough sport for 2020?
A number of fires tonight in California after several days of unseasonably hot weather.
ICYMI with Miles Taylor – Trump “told FEMA to cut off money to California. He told us to stop giving money to people whose houses had burned down from wildfire because he was so rageful people in state didn’t support him.” 
I’m sure Donald would never try this in an election year….especially as California is going to be such a battleground in this election.  Oh wait, never mind. We’re sadly probably on our own.

Trump tweeted tonight  “Senate Intelligence Panel found absolutely no evidence of collusion. There was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence 2016, affirming the findings of other investigations.”

He said it was from the Daily Caller. But did  Vlad dictate this tweet to him just before bedtime?