Archive for August 20, 2020

Bubbles and beyond…

August 20, 2020

NHL is playing postseason in a “border bubble”.  For safety all games are in Toronto or Edmonton, and players must remain in limited areas in those cities.  The US was ruled out as too dangerous.

Even though,as we approach the end of round one, there are only two Canadian teams left. From Montreal and Vancouver.

Wonder if we could play American college football in Canada.

 

 

Hard really to care about NBA playoffs this year.  Yes, partly it’s the Spurs not being in it. But maybe it’s that basketball isn’t meant to be about “The Boys of Summer.” The schedule now shows NBA finals could end Oct 13.    About a week before the 2020-21 preseason was scheduled to start.

 

 

 

So Mitch McConnell is avoiding the RNC. Is he afraid he might be asked to call a vote on something?

Another day, another arrest of one of Donald Trump’s henchmen. So will GOP open RNC Convention with “Will the defendant please rise?

 

Oh please oh please can someone ask Trump what he thinks of Biden quoting Kierkegaard?

 

A Navy Seal who claims he killed Bin Laden has been banned from Delta Airlines for refusing to wear a mask. How long until Trump invites him to fly Air Force One? (and/or speak at RNC.)

As Trump launches again into threats of not helping California with fires because they “didn’t listen to us,” let me make one simple non-snarky statement. President Joe Biden will help ALL Americans when they face natural disasters. Even those who didn’t vote for him.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells a cute story about Biden and the Amtrak Magazine, and points out that “Joe reads everything.” Unsaid, but including, intelligence briefings. 

 

So yeah, it was a great speech. But how do we really know Joe Biden is sharp enough to be President? I mean, we didn’t hear once “Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV…

Trump actually tweeted “To get into Democrat National Convention, you must have ID card with a picture…Yet the Democrats refuse to do this when it come to your very important VOTE! Gee, I wonder WHY???”

 

I got into the DNC with just my TV remote…. So do I need that to vote too?

Juan Williams on Fox News just said it was a “terrific speech.” How long until Trump demands Fox fire Juan Williams

 

But even Fox News overall headline “Biden vows to deliver America from ‘darkness’ in nomination acceptance; Trump rips rival as all talk.” Uh, last week Trump on Fox claimed “Joe Biden couldn’t put two sentences together.”

As Trump gives his RNC acceptance speech from White House, Pence will speak from Fort McHenry national monument, and other speeches will take place at federal properties around DC. I’m so old that I remember when we had a Hatch Act.

Jill Biden, on upcoming GOP attacks – “We knew this going to happen. We’ve been through the worst thing there that could ever happen to us” – the loss of a child – so we can handle it.

It would be the karmic event of the century if Donald Trump is eventually convicted of mail fraud.