Archive for August 22, 2020

No team work?

August 22, 2020

Vanderbilt is latest school to suspend football activities after members of the team tested positive for COVID-19. This could be particularly bad news for SEC, without nonconference teams and if Vanderbilt doesn’t play, who will teams like Alabama and LSU use for cupcakes?

SF Giants announcers shocked that manager Gabe Kapler gave Tyler Anderson an opportunity for a complete game. Giants fans who watched bullpen blow three ninth inning leads in four days a little less shocked.

You know you’re getting used to the new normal when you order a sample-sized new lipstick from Ebay just for Zoom calls.

 

So where’s the list of all the prominent Democrats who are speaking at the RNC?

Reports that some attendees of Robert Trump’s funeral at White House tried to eat dinner at Fig and Olive in DC and one of them punched a server when restaurant wouldn’t seat them due to COVID-19 rules. What?! Donald didn’t feed his family with fast food hamburgers?

So will President Biden graciously invite Mary Trump and her aunt Maryanne to his inaugural?

Of twelve headline speakers the RNC is promoting for next week, SIX of them are Trumps. I don’t ever want to hear GOP complain about the Clintons or Kennedys again.

Karen Pence will appear Wednesday night to speak as well as her husband at RNC. Wonder if Mother will accompany Mike Pence to the VP debate so he won’t be alone with Kamala Harris?

Trump falsely accused Dems of taking the phase “Under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance during their convention.  Guessing now Joe Biden at some point just needs to open a Press Conference with – “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.”

Still wouldn’t have voted for him, but at times like this I really miss John McCain.

26 Republicans,  more than Nancy Pelosi had expected, voted with Democrats to pass the House Post Office relief bill 257-150.   26 Republicans remembered that voters, particularly older voters, LOVE the mail. Not just medications. Don’t get in the way of Grandmas sending birthday cards.
Melania destroyed the Rose Garden. But don’t let that distract you from Donald’s evil lie that FDA is delaying COVID-19 vaccine & therapeutics – thus killing Americans- for political reasons: “Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd.”
Dr. Jill Biden can repair the damage to the Rose Garden faster than Joe Biden will be able to repair the damage our country.

Costs and benefits

August 22, 2020

So will MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred now really take COVID-19 seriously as it’s forced the postponement of the Yankees-Mets Subway-Serie$$$$$?

While I know it will be a bummer for NBA teams being eliminated from the playoffs this weekend,  at least there’s a nice consolation prize – being able to get out of Florida in August.

Question of the week from Scott Ostler of the SF Chronicle. “If you wear a mask below your nose, do you wear your bra or jock around your knees?.

The only thing I trust Louis DeJoy to prioritize with the US Post Office is that change of address form Amy Klobuchar said Donald Trump would need to file in January.

Joe Biden is a nice man. Do you think anyone has ever said the words “Donald Trump is a nice man?”

 

A progressive Dem. delegate was quoted in SF Chronicle as saying if Kasich had spoken at an in-person convention he’d have been booed. WHY? I’m a Biden Klobuchar moderate & I would never boo AOC or Bernie or Tulsi. Democrats should be better than that.

Florida passed 10,000 COVID-19 deaths this week, second only to Louisiana for highest percentage of deaths per population. Even w/ every indication state is undercounting deaths.  Helluva job, Ronny (DeSantis) 

Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does.

If and when Donald Trump ends up in prison can they please give him a job in the mail room?

 

Robert Trump died & will be buried in New York.
Trump administration official told CNN costs for service at White House (& presumably nontrivial casket transportation costs) “will be privately paid for by the President.”
Two words. Yeah. Right.
Just realized, his brother Robert’s funeral would have given Donald Trump an actual real photo-op opportunity in a real church. And yet Donald insisted the ceremony be held at the White House. Was he afraid a church might have had ramps?
This week we have seen more warm-hearted public displays of emotion from former Democratic President candidates toward Joe Biden, the man who defeated them, than we have from Donald Trump towards his dead brother.
Trump’s message last week -“Biden can’t put two sentences together” might need work.
Arizona Senator Martha McSally telling supporters to fast & skip a MEAL for her campaign? Amazed she didn’t say you can make it up on cake.