Archive for August 26, 2020

Stop, in the name of love.

August 26, 2020

SF Giants were the first MLB team to have “Until There’s a Cure Day” for AIDS.  Today, they were one of six teams to decide not to play tonight. Even with a seven-game winning streak. Well played gentlemen, well played.

 

 

Joint statement from SF Giants and LA Dodgers on their postponed game “Throughout our country’s history, sport has been a powerful vehicle towards change. The Dodgers and Giants proudly join our players in the shared goal for a more equitable and just society.”

As the Milwaukee Bucks start a sports boycott over Jason Blake shooting, can someone please get a microphone in front of Gregg Popovich?

Why do I have a feeling that Donald Trump will be quicker to condemn the NBA than the murders in Kenosha?

CDC just changed guidelines to say people don’t need to be tested if they’ve been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19, or if they have mild symptoms. Since Trump models not wearing a mask, will he also now lead on this policy and stop being tested?

Since Trump has pressured CDC into recommending that asymptomatic people not be tested for COVID-19, will Donald next tell Americans not to get colonoscopies and mammograms?

 

If you needed another reason to hate Notre Dame football. Lou Holtz speaking tonight at RNC.    “Can you imagine what would have happened to us if President Trump had not shown up in 2016?”

Well, for starters, 177,000 people might still be alive.

Lou Holtz also calls Joe Biden a “Catholic in Name Only.” My grandfather raised me to hate Notre Dame football. I really wish now I had taken time to thank him.

As Governor Kristi Noem opens Trump 2020 circus for the evening… your reminder, COVID-19 in South Dakota increased +35% last week. And that’s just the people who got tested.

Press Secretary Barbie talking about the great medical care she got at the same time her boss wants to deny it to millions of Americans. Very on brand.

Principled Republican Leaders Across the Land.” Mike Pence may at least have won the “Oxymoron of the Year” award.

“This election is about whether America remains America.” Okay, Mike Pence got one thing right.

Pence has hit the GOP trifecta tonight with his speech – boring, lying and longwinded.

Principled Republican Leaders Across the Land.” Mike Pence may at least have won the “Oxymoron of the Year” award.

CNN reports that WH official says they are trying to connect Trump with Jacob Blake’s family. Am I allowed to say on Twitter that I hope Blake’s family tells Donald to commit an anatomically impossible act?

So MAGAs believe police had to shoot Jacob Blake because he may have had a knife.

But MAGAs also believer police rightly didn’t touch a 17 year old white kid who was walking around with an AR-15?

Per Wisconsin AG, the Kenosha Police Department does not wear body cameras. Well, why not? Joe Biden’s AG should make them mandatory. Period.

Democratic politicians from Gavin Newsom to Amy Klobuchar to AOC have tweeted out late-night warnings and thoughts to Louisiana and Texas tonight. You know who hasn’t said a word tonight about #HurricaneLaura on Twitter? The so-called President of the United States.

Oops out of order

August 26, 2020

From Aug 23, didn’t post correctly. Some random stuff that still might be relevant from last weekend.

 

If the season ended today, SF Giants would be a playoff team. Please do not adjust your set.

#ForeverGiant – Now can SF Giantspence add Hunter Pence to their coaching staff.

CDC is no longer recommending travelers returning from a trip outside the country or state self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. Meanwhile, however, Americans are still banned from most countries, and many of us can’t travel interstate.

So much winning.

Chief of Staff  Mark Meadows: “The president is not only well-prepared, but reads so much it causes me to have to read many times well into night to catch up w/ him.” But Meadows & Trump on QAnon. “We don’t even know what it is…I had to look it up on Google.”

2 words on both. Yeah. Right.

 

The GOP will not have a 2020 platform. Perhaps because they know even if they make their platform exactly what Trump says, next week he’ll deny saying half of it.

Actually, if Donald Trump really wants credit for being a medical genius he COULD cure millions of Americans of depression and severe anxiety instantly: By resigning.

 

Gonna keep saying this. If Trump REALLY thought he were leading in the polls he’d be sending postage-paid ballots to every registered voter in this country…. probably in envelopes with his picture on the outside.

Walking off.

August 26, 2020

 

“Donovan Solano sends everybody home”- Duane Kuiper.  Well, at least 100 SF Giants staffers.

My cutout is staying put!

But I had forgotten how much fun baseball can be.  (10-8 walkoff win in 11th inning.)

Yes, I know the LA Dodgers are objectively a better team than the SF Giants in 2020.
But three Dodgers relievers blew save attempts in Tuesday night’s 10-8 walk-off Giants win.
No punchline, I just liked writing that.

Congrats to Lucas Giolito. But should no-hitting the 7-18 Pirates have an asterisk?

Trump tweeted today  “Beautiful Maine Lobsters will now move tariff-free to Europe!” Too bad actual American citizens are banned from Europe.

Trump using MLK’s picture in his RNC video Tuesday. When we all know if MLK Jr were alive today Donald would call him a violent Antifa activist

Gonna keep tweeting this out on RNC –  as most speeches take place in the Mellon auditorium.

 

The Mellon Auditorium is a federal government building.

The Mellon Auditorium is a federal government building.

The Mellon Auditorium is a federal government building.

This. Is. Not. Normal. 

In four days of DNC we learned that while their politics may differ, most Democratic leaders & elected officials, really LIKE Joe Biden.

Has a single person at RNC, including his wife, indicated that they like Donald Trump?

Tiffany Trump says a child’s zip code should not determine their future. But heaven help us if low income families want to move into a better zip code.

During photo op naturalization ceremony, five new US citizens swear oath “that I absolutely & entirely, renounce & abjure allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate state or sovereignty”…

Wish Acting DHS Secretary Wolf would ask Donald Trump to swear the same oath.

As a Trump supporter at RNC equates birth control pills to abortion, Rachel Maddow points out “This is technically not an accurate description.” Which is PG TV version of “It’s complete BS.”

When you fast-forward through Florida AG Jeannette Nunez’s angry speech with the sound off and she looks a lot like a junior version of Kimberly Guilfoyle.

So Trump uses Pam Bondi to speak up about alleged corruption with Hunter Biden benefiting from his father’s position. The night after Don Jr’s keynote and before Tiffany and Eric speak. RIP Satire.

Right after Pam Bondi attacks the Bidens for nepotism, Americans hear from Eric Trump  – whose title is  “President of Trump Winery.”

Pam Bondi described Trump as someone who “can’t be bought.” Well of course not now. Donald is already the Kremlin’s franchise player.

 

Peter Navarro said “Melania Trump is the Jackie Kennedy of her time” – So did that mean  Melania tried to plagiarize tonight from Jackie’s speeches too?

Got to love how the wife of a man who cheated on her with a porn star AND a Playboy bunny while she was home with their baby son says America should reelect her husband because of his “honesty.”

Reminder: While Melania Trump, the immigrant wife of a President, tried to show empathy tonight, Alejandra Juarez, the immigrant wife of a Marine veteran (& mother of two girls who are US citizens,) remains separated from HER husband after being deported in 2018 to Mexico.

 

 

 

Finally, as Trump blows his racist dog whistles & rants about law and order…. I’m not a conspiracy theorist & believe most police are good – but when you watch those cops in Kenosha, and rewatch Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, almost wonder, were those cops TRYING to incite racial violence?