Archive for October 14, 2020

Sign sign, everywhere a sign.

October 14, 2020

Today Florida Gators coach Dan Mullins apologized for yesterday’s statement where he wanted 90,000 fans in attendance this weekend in Gainesville against LSU, and said he really wasn’t trying to demand increased attendance.

“I certainly apologize if I offended people.”

Later today the Gators had to cancel the game due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Does mean bitch Karma count as a person?

Also today, coach Nick Saban and the Alabama athletic director tested positive for COVID-19 We are about nine days away from the proposed start of Big-10 football.

NFL has canceled this year’s Pro Bowl. Gosh, I’ll really miss playing in a meaningless game in Las Vegas during a pandemic said absolutely no one in the league.

Who knew Braves pitchers might have an harder time getting outs from Dodgers in the first inning than Democratic senators had getting answers out of Amy Coney Barrett in SCOTUS hearings?

(Dodgers scored 11 runs in the first.)

Senator Ben Sasse gets Coney Barrett to agree it’d be “inappropriate” for “cheating” Houston Astros to get umpire to change rules just for them in elimination game. Except GOP did cheat Merrick Garland, IS now losing & trying to change SCOTUS confirmation rules just for their team.

“I want to start out again by reminding people at home that this isn’t normal.” Amy Klobuchar at SCOTUS hearings. Evergreen statement in Trump world.

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Questions Barrett wouldn’t answer. Is voter intimidation a crime? (Klobuchar) Is it wrong to separate children from their parents? (Booker) Is climate change real? (Harris)

Question she does answer – Who does the laundry in your house? (Kennedy)

So what is Amy Coney Barrett going to tell her children tonight if they ask her about why she thinks it’s okay to take other children from THEIR mother?

Cory Booker references the discussion Barrett had with Klobuchar, asking if Barrett has ever waited 5 hours to vote, or even 1 hour. And actually answered, she has not. Heck, Barrett probably waits longer at Starbucks than she does to vote.

Not that it matters in the end, but again, RBG died Sept 18. Trump said Sept 22 he was getting close to a decision, but Barrett said in her Senate questionnaire Donald offered & she accepted job the day they met – Sept 21. Why didn’t someone ask Barrett which of them was lying?

So I assume reporters are keeping video clips of Trump supporters at these rallies saying things like “If I die, I die,” or “I might as well get it and get it over with.” They can be played at some of these folks’ memorial services.

Anyone who has ever had a child knows you cannot give into tantrums. Ever. Velveeta Voldemort threw a tantrum because debate commission wouldn’t allow him to risk Joe Biden’s life, again. And NBC told him “It’s okay Donnie, you can have your own uninterrupted hour.”

Apparently Maddow asked Harris “Are you as mad as everybody else is that NBC is doing a town hall with President Trump tomorrow instead of the debate at the same time that Vice President Biden’s going to be on ABC?” Kamala should have asked Rachel if SHE was mad.

Any way we can get a list of the sponsors who are buying ad time for NBC’s tantrum town hall with Donald Trump? I’d be more than happy to share it. Guessing a lot of us would be.

Down for the count?

October 14, 2020

Well, at least Dodgers fans can’t blame tonight’s loss on Kershaw.

In the #smallmercies category, SF Giants barely missing the playoffs does mean while I can multitask I don’t have to decide between obsessed with politics and the MLB postseason on days like this.

Meanwhile, former SF Giants relief pitcher Mark Melancon, now with Atlanta Braves, came in tonight in 9th, after Braves had already blown 3 runs of five run lead, and after an error, gave up a triple that was nearly a home run to cut the lead to 1 but got out of it to preserve an 8-7 Atlanta win.

Guess Melancon, a good guy who never did that well with SF, did at least bring part of Giants baseball to Atlanta – Torture.

ESPN reports that four days before the Gators were scheduled to play LSU, and coach Dan Mullen said he wanted 90,000 people in the stands in Gainesville, Florida has had to pause football operations, after 19 positive tests.

Gosh, if only God could send them a sign.

These senators who insist they are safe to be in Senate hearing room without masks for SCOTUS hearings, less that two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19, are NOT considered to be virus free.

In fact, based on their timing and admitted positive tests Oct 1-2, none of them would be allowed to spend a weekend in Massachusetts looking at fall foliage.

Marsha Blackburn gushes with praise for Amy Coney Barrett putting up with over 11 hours of questioning.Somehow I missed her and others giving the same praise to Hillary Clinton.

Mike Lee, who actually was diagnosed with COVID-19, about 11 days ago, is pontificating, loudly, without a mask, sending countless respiratory droplets into the air of the Senate chamber. Once again, four words, Pro Life My Ass.

Merrick Garland has two children. Not that Judge Garland got a chance for a hearing, but why do I think if he had, that praising Merrick for his parenting might not have been part of GOP line of questioning?

If GOP were as convinced that Amy Coney Barrett were as impartial as they are trying to convince Americans that she is, they wouldn’t be moving heaven & earth to try to confirm her before the election. Period.

Also, to me, it’s not whether we believe Barrett or not. Not whether she wouldn’t have been OK pick for conservative President. But by GOP’s OWN precedent of 2016, this nomination is illegitimate. Period. I’d feel differently if she were joining a court w/ Merrick Garland.

Rachel Maddow reports 97% (not a typo) of the 850,000 eligible voters in Travis County Texas, where Austin is located, have registered to vote this year. Maybe Trump shouldn’t have messed with Texas.

Donald Trump today to suburban women “Will you please like me?” Wow. Might be the first time Donald has asked any women for consent.

Amy Klobuchar just got Amy Coney Barrett to say publicly that she doesn’t believe Roe v. Wade is a super precedent.

But maybe even more surprising, Klobuchar gave Barrett a softball question on voter intimidation being illegal. Which I’m guessing was to lead into a tougher question. But sometimes in baseball and politics, the “waste” pitch turns out to be the one where you get that big strikeout.

(As in, how hard is it to say “voter intimidation is illegal?)