Archive for November 2020

Any given players?

November 30, 2020

Broncos safety Kareem Johnson said Denver quarterbacks made mistake by not following NFL COVID-19 protocols, but complained league had them play Sunday with no QB as an example to other teams. Uh, 13 million US cases, 250,000 dead…

Cue “You’re G*d D*mned” right we did” response from NFL.

Keen observation written on ESPN website today. “NFL football is exceedingly difficult to play without any quarterbacks.”

As a Saints fan happy with any win but relieved. Only thing worse than being a punchline because all your QBs took their masks off would be being a punchline because you LOST to a team with no QBs.

Wow, Tom Brady actually shook hands with Patrick Mahomes after the Bucs loss. And he did acknowledge hands with Drew Brees earlier in the season. So Brady figures sportsmanship only applies when you lose to a HOF QB?

Florida State just had 3rd game in row canceled due to COVID-19 cases. So Duke Blue Devils instead will play Miami on Sat. Hurricanes haven’t played since Nov 14 due to their own cases & Governor Ron DeSantis has no COVID restrictions in FL. Odds on this game happening?

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is upset team didn’t get advance notice of Santa Clara County new restrictions on sports, travel etc. “It was just extremely disappointing,”

So well-paid coach of well-paid players who are tested daily is whining about inconvenience. Thoughts & prayers.

How many members of White House Press Pool were popping champagne today at the thought of briefings from an actual human who doesn’t insult them or their intelligence. #JenniferPsaki

I have a joke about postmaster Louis Dejoy but I couldn’t deliver it.

So, do you think the folks at Parler know that Parler is a French word? Asking for a friend who wonders if taking a foreign language in school makes her “elitist?”

Meanwhile Ted Cruz tweeted out “Today’s Dems are the party of the rich. GOP is and should be the party of the working class.”

Your reminder, Ted is worth almost $4 million and his wife is a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Wash Post reports GOP “trying to make anti-elitist case against Biden’s (Cabinet) team of educated, experienced officials w/ backgrounds in govt & international diplomacy.” Okay then, next time they need doctors GOP should all find folks from bottom of their class in med school.

Suppose in some ways GOP complaining about Biden’s elite team makes sense – these days they can’t even find halfway competent lawyers. Jealousy is a powerful drug.

We now know much more about Joe Biden’s sprained ankle and hairline foot fractures playing with his dog on the same day it happened than we have ever learned about Donald Trump’s mystery visit to Walter Reed last year.

President-elect Joe Biden gave us real-time honest updates about his minor injury playing with Major on Sunday. And no doubt the updates will continue. Meanwhile we still don’t know when Donald’s last COVID-19 test was before the 1st debate.

Well, President-elect Joe Biden now will have a lot more opportunity to sit with his new cat on his lap.

Donald said on Thanksgiving that he was “probably going on Saturday” to campaign for “two great senators from Georgia.” It’s now Monday morning. Trump’s only been to Camp David & to golf (three times.)

So another lie, or even Loeffler & Perdue don’t want to be seen with him?

Velveeta Voldemort is never going to change. What we need in 2021 for our country to change is the media to stop paying nonstop attention to him.

Under center?

November 29, 2020

So okay, fine, the Broncos are playing without a QB this week. Some Bears fans think their team has done it all year.

Baltimore Ravens now have 18 players on reserve/COVID-19 list. As ESPN says, “causing some to whether they can field a competitive team for Tuesday’s game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers” “Like that’s stopped us from playing” responded the NY Jets.

Nancy Armour of USA Today complaining Broncos QB fiasco will unfairly help New Orleans w/ potential playoff bye & “if Saints win, 2nd Super Bowl title will always be seen as something of a sham.” As opposed to sham refereeing that kept Saints out of 2019 Super Bowl?

Fox News Headline “5,000 Alabama students haven’t shown up for any sort of class.” So is this related to COVID-19 or are they all pretending to be football players?

Would some reporter please ask Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on camera what they think of the President they both support pledging to veto a defense spending bill over renaming bases named for Confederate Army leaders?

CNN reporting that Biden will get his first Presidential Daily Briefing on Monday. Which means for the first time in almost four years, a President will READ his daily briefing.

It’s not enough taxpayers paying for Trump crime family to spend weekend at Camp David AND Thanksgiving we paid for them to stay while daddy remained in White House. Today we paid for Donald to use Marine One to fly back & forth to play golf. But we can’t afford COVID relief.

Actually it gets worse. It’s not just Velveeta Voldemort made two sets of staff & Secret Service work at taxpayer expense this holiday weekend while Donald started at WH with family at Camp David. But Melania is somewhere else now. So that’s THREE sets of Secret Service agents.

Nice thought for the night: Not only is Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who as Sec of State, used voter suppression to beat Stacey Abrams, up for re-election in 2022 -, but also current GOP Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, while partisan, seems disinclined to cheat just to elect Republicans.

So let’s get to the important question of the day – when are we going to see the Biden’s new cat?

So with all the jobs that will be open in the Biden administration where does one go to apply to manage the Twitter account for their new cat?

As Joe and Jill Biden prepare to move into White House, the residence’s population will soon increase by two dogs, one cat and two humans.

No Go Blue?

November 28, 2020

With increasing cases, Ohio State has had to cancel Saturday’s football game vs. Illinois. If this keeps up, COVID-19 might be reason Jim Harbaugh’s streak finally ends of his Michigan Wolverines losing to the Buckeyes.

Personally I just can’t actually watch college football games in 2020. As much as I like the sport normally it just feels wrong. NFL players are (mostly) adults getting paid who are capable of making their own decisions. College athletes are young and unpaid and living on campus where there’s nothing close to a bubble feels reckless.

On the other hand, doesn’t mean I can’t gloat a bit when I read that Stanford beats Cal by a blocked extra point.

And I admit, if Sarah Fuller, who will suit up for Vanderbilt as a place kicker, scores tomorrow I might have to watch the replay.

6-4 Ravens against undefeated Steelers now moved to Tuesday night, primetime, over COVID-19, while Ravens vs 3-8 Cowboys scheduled for Thursday, is off indefinitely. I’m sure this NFL decision was made w/ health, not ratings, in mind. Where is a sarcasm emoji when you need one?

Now NFL is closing the facilities Mon. & Tue. (except for teams playing those days) due to risk from Thanksgiving get-togethers. Got it. But no change for Sunday. And of course COVID-19 will respect MNF & Ravens-Steelers Tue.

So Four Seasons in Philadelphia put out statement saying Rudy’s event had nothing to do w/ their hotel. How long until Hyatt, a decent company, puts out statement disavowing Trump’s “Election hearing” description of Monday’s GOP rally at their Phoenix hotel?

I believe in free and fair elections. But would someone in GOP like to explain how if Democrats were so powerful as to steal 80 million votes we wouldn’t have stolen a few more Senate seats while we were at it?

Watching GOP mostly stick together to humor & defend Velveeta Voldemort’s increasingly insane lies about election results, one thing is really clear: Had we re-elected him they wouldn’t have stood in the way of Donald’s demands for a third term.

Although, when this is over, how many lawyers will end up disbarred for taking part in Velveeta Voldemort’s election shenanigans?

Uh, sentence is from FOX NEWS website “Republicans amping up efforts to retain Senate majority through pair of Georgia runoffs they view as “firewall” against Democrats’ agenda after President Trump lost his reelection bid.” “Lost his reelection bid? Don’t tell Donald.

So at this point I think we can put everything Velveeta Voldemort does for next 53 days in one of two categories. 1. It enriches him. 2. It makes life worse for President-Elect Joe Biden.

Again, Joe Biden is going to go down in history as the President who won the most elections. In the same year.

Out of order.

November 28, 2020

Forgot to hit “publish”

And now Ravens-Steelers postponed again. Stay tuned.

Ravens-Steelers, only NFL game between teams over .500, has been postponed from Thanksgiving night to Sunday over COVID-19 cases w/ Baltimore. Health of course a priority, but how many were counting on excuse to end Thanksgiving Zoom calls saying “Sorry, got to watch the game?”

RIP Diego Maradona, 60. Have to think, for many Americans, he was the only soccer player they could name.

So here we go. Supreme Court tonight on 5-4 vote blocks NY Gov. Cuomo from reimposing strict capacity caps on Catholic churches and synagogues that sued. And of course Amy Barrett joins conservative wing in majority; Roberts actually dissented.

So silver lining – no caps on friends and loved ones at funerals?

Can we start referred to her as Injustice Amy Coney Barrett?

For those who allege bias, CNN reminds us, after an interview with Jon Ossoff that they regularly ask Senator David Perdue to appear as well. But he says no.

Thinking if you’re proud of your record you don’t hide from talking about it. Period.

Did not realize until tonight Lawrence O’Donnell was a producer and writer on “The West Wing,” and that he actually wrote 16 episodes. A show many of us are so thankful for…. and I wonder how many millions of Americans have watched old episodes to get through 2020.

Today’s Senate GOP in a nutshell: Crickets on Trump pardoning Michael Flynn, a man who is not only a criminal but an admitted traitor to our country. But they’re already making noises about wasting taxpayer $$$ yet again on Hunter Biden.

Donald Trump, Ben Carson & Chris Christie got lifesaving drugs most Americans can’t. On top of elitism – if these COVIDiots hadn’t gotten sick flaunting safety measures w/ unmasked events, perhaps those drugs could have gone to essential frontline workers.

With Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg Wednesday can we call the hair dye racing down his head last week “Pigment’s Charge?”

Again for the people in the back, Barack Obama issued 1715 commutations and 212 pardons.

Not a single one was for a member of his administration.

President-Elect Joe Biden delivers a heartwarming tear-jerking speech for Thanksgiving. And Velveeta Voldemort pardons a well-deservedly convicted felon. Very on brand for them both.

A conference leader with no name.

November 27, 2020

The Washington Football Team is 4-7 and has designs on the playoffs. Well, they’re having a better year than Trump.

My father, who passed away this year, was big Redskins fan who enjoyed complaining about team as much as anything.

Can’t decide if he’d have enjoyed today’s game. Or if he’d just be bitching about “PC” name change & how badly the now NFC East leading team will lose in playoffs.

Now USC vs Colorado canceled, along with Oklahoma vs West Virginia. And Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested positive, again. Wouldn’t it be simpler to write “COVID-19” on the College Football 2020 Trophy and be done with it?

Yeah, 2020 is tough. But here’s something to be very thankful for: Over 80 million people went to the polls and voted for Joe Biden. So next Thanksgiving we won’t have a President who is a whiny little b*tch.

Another thankful thought. Out here in deep blue California, from 1952 until Bill Clinton won in 1992, state voted GOP in Presidential elections except for LBJ. We haven’t looked back since. Two Blue Senators now too.. Thinking Texas & Georgia are on their way to following us.

How much of a gap will we have between Mitch McConnell acknowledging that Joe Biden will be our next President, and McConnell’s vow to try to make Biden a one-term President?

Dibs on – “less than an hour” in the pool.

Speaking of pools… So which member of Trump White House privately sold off the pardoned turkeys Corn and Cob to a local restaurant or club and pocketed the proceeds?

So Injustice Amy Coney Barrett’s first decision on #SCOTUS is to strike down emergency COVID-19 orders on church congregation limits. Then when people get sick & are lucky enough to recover, next she’ll vote to deny healthcare for those with COVID-19 as a pre-existing condition.

So Amy Coney Barrett was deciding vote against COVID-19 congregation limits in churches: Question of the night. If an omnipotent God sees you praying in church on Sunday, why can’t She/He see you praying safely at home every day?

If you’re still thinking of people to give thanks to late on Thanksgiving night – how about all the poor White House staff who had to work on the holiday because Velveeta Voldemort was too ashamed to show his face at Mar-A-Lago?

Something else to be thankful for. In about 54 days we can all go to sleep at night without waking up thinking “Now WTF did POTUS tweet?

Not to be played later?

November 25, 2020

Now it’s UW-Minnesota canceled, as the Golden Gophers have had at LEAST 15 positive tests in last five days. At this point Wisconsin will have had as many games canceled due to COVID-19 as they have played. But remind me again what a good idea it was to play Big Ten football?

And so at this point might only thing be saving NY Jets from 0-16 be a COVID cancellation?

How much do I love when a UN Ambassador (nominee) talks about gumbo diplomacy and uses the word “lagniappe” Is it too much to ask that Linda Thomas-Greenfield be also a Saints fan? #WhoDat

Mitch McConnell has still not acknowledged President-Elect Joe Biden’s win, or in fact much of anything at all about election. Or for that matter anything about COVID-19 relief. Basically all Mitch’s sentences now are “A noun, a verb and a right-wing judge.”

Joe Biden said in an interview “This is not a third Obama term.” I believe him. But most Americans wouldn’t mind if it was.

Marco Rubio, who at one-time was a promising young GOP Senator, is whining about Joe Biden’s cabinet picks. I think anyone who has been a Trump sycophant for four years forfeits all right to say “I support American greatness.”

Anyone else beside me not give a flying fig newton about what any Republican says now about Biden transition etc if they have refused to speak up since November 4?

So now that Dr. Fauci has said he’s begun talking to Joe Biden’s team, anyone want to venture a guess as to his first words? I’ll start “Thank God!”

Anyone who has only been studying US politics for four years has to be puzzled by today’s Joe Biden’s initial cabinet rollout. “Which of them is related to Biden?”

Not sure where Trump will be heading after he leaves White House, but on January 20th when we take down his picture in post offices and replace it with Joe Biden’s, will we end up moving Donald’s picture to the FBI’s “America’s Most Wanted?”

Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. First responders, healthcare & grocery workers etc will face an insane Wednesday. But millions of Americans who still have jobs will be fortunate enough to have one of those workdays where they just have to pretend to look busy. Kind of like our current POTUS.

When he’s right he’s right, ..

Donald actually tweeted “GSA does not determine who the next President of the United States will be.”

He’s right. Voters do.

They did.

It’s Joe Biden.

Nailed it?

November 24, 2020

If you didn’t already love Drew Brees, this from interview where Saints QB talked about about what he hopes will be a return in few weeks from 11 (!) broken ribs & a collapsed lung. My “kids can’t jump on me like they usually do….But I can still play Barbies and paint fingernails with my daughter.” #WhoDat

Headline: “NFL to require players to wear masks on sideline.”

Real headline: “NFL getting nervous about playoffs.”

Democrats who wonder how party will ever unify enough to govern should look at sports world. Where we fans regularly come together w/ rivals for common goal – for example, this Saints fan was cheering for Rams (ugh) to beat Tom Brady & New Orleans division rival the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday. All about priorities.

Spare me. Fox News is attacking the “intolerant left” with headline “Graham hug backlash means Feinstein won’t seek top committee spot.” Uh, reason Dianne Feinstein is stepping down as Judiciary chair is not one hug. She is 87 1/2 yrs old. And it’s time.

So the city of Pasadena is defying LA County’s health order by keeping outdoor dining open. Will Pasadena also set up outdoor clinics to take care of diners, friends and families, who get COVID-19?

As much as I’d love to see Katie Porter in a Biden Administration hate idea of giving up the raw terror she inspires in wrongdoers with her questioning and her white board.

Limerick time:

Four years filled with lies grift and greed.

Then a Trump coup that didn’t succeed.

Despite rules being flounted

The votes all got counted.

So Donald, it’s time to CONCEDE.

Now that GSA has acknowledged reality and that the transition can begin, is Emily Murphy expecting her participation trophy?

So which of Trump sycophants who still won’t acknowledge Joe as “President-Elect” will be the first to demand that President Biden compromise with Republicans in Congress?

John Kerry to be Joe Biden’s climate czar. No doubt the former Senator and then Secretary of State will be very good. But your reminder, after 2004 no one told Kerry to “go home and knit.”

Does anyone think Donald has ever conceded a loss in ANYTHING?

And how many MORE times will Donald have to be told that he lost between now and January 20?

How will we know when Mitch McConnell has accepted that Joe Biden is President-elect? When Mitch issues a statement saying his top goal is to make Joe Biden a one-term President.

Failing tests.

November 23, 2020

Clemson traveled to Tallahassee with player who had symptoms & tested positive day of game, but Tigers coach Dabo Swinney is complaining that FSU backed out of game and used COVID-19 as an excuse. But tell me again how college football cares about their student-athletes?

NY Jets now 0-11, and eliminated from the playoffs. If they were only in the NL East they’d be 3 games out of first place.

So who was sure that Sean Payton was right in deciding Taysom Hill was the right choice for the Saints to fill in for an injured Drew Brees?

Now all of you liars put your hands down.

Chuck Todd this morning “It looks like Joe Biden is going to be the apparent winner.” Who needs church when you have Chuck Todd every Sunday getting millions of us screaming “Jesus Christ!”

So would Trump like to tell us up front how many recounts he’s going to ask for in Georgia? Asking for a tired country.

Meanwhile, in Fox News bubble….Headline “Rep. Collins rips ‘outside money flooding into Georgia’ for Senate runoffs.”

For some reason Fox didn’t cover this story “Top GOP super PACs drop $70 million on Georgia Senate runoffs.”

Bill Clinton’s law license was suspended just for lying about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. What’s going to happen to Sidney Powell after this Trump election fiasco?

So how long until Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani isn’t a member of his legal team either?

Mary Trump says her uncle is a sociopath. What excuse do his GOP Congressional sycophants have?

If Donald is so unhappy with Twitter and their warnings on his tweets why doesn’t he just go to Parler? “Bye Donald” could be even bigger than “Bye Felicia.”

Trump hasn’t been back to Mar-A-Lago since March & he only spent a couple nights at his Doral Resort before election. And Donald isn’t going “home” for Thanksgiving. Yet he’s registered as Florida voter? Seems pretty clear cut election fraud to me.

In 2019, the GOP-CONTROLLED Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 77, which allowed vote by mail up to 50 days before an election. Now GOP Rep. Mike Kelly doesn’t like the results and wants to invalidate the bill. You cannot make this sh*t up.

We’ve always had scammers.. We’ve always had people fall for the scams.

But most depressing thing about right now is how many in GOP who took Oaths of Office to our country “against all enemies foreign and domestic,” can’t even stand up against a single “Conman-in-Chief.”

From a Facebook friend “Instead of the secret service removing him why not let the forest service do it? They will dart him, weigh him, take his vitals, tag him and then put him in a place where he won’t come into contact with people anymore. Just a thought.”

Second lady Karen Pence to hold ‘Christmas Craft’ gathering for Congressional spouses despite CDC social distancing advisory. So which “Secret Santa” will bring the gift of COVID-19?

Reminder, if it was just about SCOTUS, Mitch McConnell would have pushed through Barrett nomination then allowed votes on COVID-19 relief after election.

McConnell doesn’t care about American lives. Only his power.

Penalties.

November 21, 2020

As hard core sports fan I still won’t watch 2020 college football.

But heard there was some controversy at end of Purdue-Minnesota game over an Offensive Pass Interference call. Shouldn’t bigger controversy as COVID-19 cases spike be about Big Ten football being played at all?

And anyone got BINGO with NCAA Football cancellations this week yet?

Just on Friday, the Saturday games for Washington State-Stanford and Cincinnati-Tulsa have been canceled.

Donald gave up on Fox News Friday and RTed just OANN.

OANN has won ZERO Emmys. Just saying.

Might be waiting a while, but I’m planning a big virtual hug for the first Republican who tells Donald Trump it’s time to go home and knit.

Gov. Brian Kemp did everything Trump wanted him to do w/ COVID-19 but when Georgia’s numbers spiked Donald threw Brian under bus.

Today Kemp certified election results, but said Trump could call for another full hand recount. When will they ever learn? #StockholmSyndrome?

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she thinks state has done a great job. Right. Like until the night of April 14 the Titanic WAS actually breaking the transatlantic speed record.

And despite a 51% positivity rate, Governor Kristi Noem actually tweeted this “In South Dakota, we won’t stop or discourage you from thanking God and spending time together this Thanksgiving.” At this point I’d chip in for Minnesota building a wall or something.

Trump fans at a Mike Pence rally for Loeffler and Purdue chanting “Four more years.” Well, four more years added to Trump’s future prison sentence would work for me.

Just heard that Florida Senator Rick Scott has COVID-19. It would be really wrong to say I hope he’s had an in-person meeting recently with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. So I won’t say it.

Kayleigh McEnany called CNN’s Kaitlin Collins an “activist.” Not sure how many know this but Kaitlin started as a reporter for very right wing and not well regarded ‘The Daily Caller.”

Collins has become a very respected professional. Something McEnany will never be.

People call Joe Biden old. But hey, our President-Elect turned FIVE on the day Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip. (November 20, 1947.)

Going to be really nice during Joe Biden administration when CNN doesn’t have “Breaking News” every half hour.

While we’re throwing around allegations of voter fraud, not sure how many days Donald Trump has spent in Florida this year but pretty sure it’s not enough to qualify for legal residence.

Going down.

November 20, 2020

If the basketball gods wanted to punish the #Warriors for hubris, seems like they could have picked on someone other than Klay Thompson, who seems to be one of the nicer guys in the NBA. Wishing him the best.

And on a lighter note this ESPN headline – “New York Knicks create $40M in cap space by parting ways with six players.”

Is this the modern day NBA equivalent of moving deck chairs on the Titanic?

-Watching networks covering Rudy Giuliani press conferences is increasingly like watching sports programs only showing NASCAR wrecks.

I don’t EVER want to hear anyone call Hillary Clinton a sore loser ever again.

Rudy Giuliani’s press conference Thursday included the most embarrassing hair product fail since “There’s Something about Mary.”

In all seriousness, if you were going to look for voter fraud seems like a likely place to look would be wealthy people who really live elsewhere but who register using what is clearly a second home in Florida.

It’s not just that we’re now losing more than half the number of Americans who died on 9-11 every day. It’s as if an American President, after 9-11, said to ignore any future airport security and anti-terrorist measures because terrorism’s “going to disappear.”

Btw, while it’s a tough competition, if you have any questions as to who might be the most delusional and dangerous members of Congress, just go on Twitter, and watch who Donald retweets.

If Democrats were as evil and all powerful as Trump team now wants to pretend we are, don’t you think we’d have managed to change enough votes to get rid of Mitch McConnell? Or at least changed votes in enough Senate races to take his gavel?

How did Trump lawyer Sidney Powell ever pass the bar? Asking for an incredulous country.

Positively tested.

November 19, 2020

Raiders now have 11 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list as they prepare to host Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. So what happens in Vegas stays off the field in Vegas?

As Texas COVID-19 cases sky rocket. While I know this Gregg has no interest in running for office, but how wonderful would it be for the state, and the country overall, if the state could replace Greg Abbott as Governor with Gregg Popovich.

NFL says they are investigating Antonio Brown’s allegedly destroying surveillance camera & throwing bike at a security-guard shack in Florida, 2 weeks before Bucs signed him. Well, not like Tom Brady’s new hand-picked WR did anything really bad like wear his socks too low.

Has it occurred to COVIDiots that even a 100% effective vaccine won’t do much good if they are like, you know… dead?

This just for my Harry Potter fan friends and readers – When is Velveeta Voldemort going to run out of horcruxes?

Mary Trump makes a great point tonight on CNN. Donald will not go to Mar-A-Lago, not because he’s doing anything important in the White House, but because he cannot bear club members sympathetically treating him like the loser after he did indeed lose.

Jon Ossoff talking about David Perdue’s refusal to debate him: “He seems to be having some issues with self-confidence.”

Amazed Ossoff didn’t add “Bless his heart.”

Does GSA’s Emily Murphy realize whatever she’s being promised, Donald Trump will disavow her as soon as he has no more use for her?

And, I am generally against being catty on appearances, but Emily doesn’t have the looks for Fox News.

If Emily Murphy is having a breakdown seems like a simple solution would be to just sign the transition papers for President-elect Joe Biden and take some time off. You’re welcome.

Considering how many people were apparently infected at Donald’s super spreaders rallies, if we’re worried about dead people voting maybe we should check obituaries for MAGA types who voted absentee before they got sick?

Kayleigh McEnany attacked health experts saying Americans shouldn’t gather in large groups on Thanksgiving. “We don’t lose our freedom in this country. We make responsible health decisions as individuals.” Love to see Kayleigh try that on cop pulling her over after a few drinks

Since media seems obsessed with the need to cover several tweets a day from POTUS, is there a place I can apply for a job to help President-Elect Joe Biden by regularly tweeting out pictures of cats and kittens under his Twitter handle?

Wrong directions.

November 18, 2020

COVID-19 is spiking so badly in US families are being told not to gather for Thanksgiving.

But college football, which has no bubbles, still focused full-steam ahead towards playoffs. Maybe it’s not just the players but NCAA powers-that-be we should be checking for concussions.

Donald is now something like 1-25 in court decisions on the election.

Even the NY Jets are thinking “that’s pathetic.”

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Remember when we worried we might hit 250,000 US Covid deaths by Thanksgiving? We’re going to hit that number by this weekend. #TrumpVirus

On David Perdue Twitter bio he calls himself “Conservative #outsider working to change Washington.” Uh, “outsider?” David Perdue has been in the Senate over SIX YEARS.

Meanwhile, Kelly Loeffler, worth $500 million, needed to steal millions by insider trading as much as Winona Ryder (google it, kids) needed to steal $5,000 worth of clothes from Saks.

At least Ryder got fined, 480 hrs of community service & 3 years supervised probation.

Yesterday Ted Cruz called Sherrod Brown a “complete ass” for wearing a mask while speaking on Senate floor & called it a sign of fake virtue. Today, Chuck Grassley, 87, went into quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure. How much did I want Amy Klobuchar to follow Ted Cruz today in the judiciary?

Amy Klobuchar tonight though on “The Last Word” points out one of Chris Krebs’ responsibilities was protecting the power grid…. What could possibly go wrong?

Also Amy tonight “Every single day is a stress test on our Democracy.” Kind of sums it all up lately.

Meanwhile, Chris Cuomo just referred to “a President lying his ass off” and I am so here for it.

Now Lindsey Graham says he’s spoken with multiple battleground state officials about ballot counting. Uh, Senator Graham, when accused of a crime, the way to protest your innocence is not to confess to MORE crimes. Sincerely, America.

Can we imagine if ANY Democratic Senator had called multiple Secretaries of State on behalf of Joe Biden? GOP would have Judiciary hearings by end of day. Chaired by Lindsay Graham.

Another reason to vote Jon Ossoff and Reverend Warnock: Electing them both would take the gavel as chair of the Senate Judiciary committee from Lindsey Graham.

Gosh, as pro-Republican as Fox News usually is, for some reason you have to search way down on their website to find anything on Chuck Grassley, 87, testing positive for COVID-19. Not even “thoughts and prayers.”

Apparently Velveeta Voldemort has canceled Thanksgiving plans for Mar-A-Lago. Perhaps he really IS afraid someone will change the White House locks?

Watching last weekend’s Trump MAGA rally in DC on “The Daily Show.”

Why are so many of these people who are convinced they and their leader are superior beings their own best evidence to the contrary?

GOAT

November 17, 2020

Drew Brees led the two touchdown drives with broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Leaving aside the mad respect, Brees get apologies from all the a**holes who said he wasn’t hit that hard on the “roughing the passer” penalty? Thank you.

Miami Herald reports Antonio Brown was accused last month by the community in which he lives of destroying a security camera and throwing a bicycle at a security guard in October.

Again, if you need another reason to root against Tom Brady, (who wanted to sign Brown both in New England and Tampa Bay) and the Buccaneers.

ESPN reporting that LSU ignored sexual assault complaints against several football players.

Gosh, you mean the school prioritized football over protecting women? I am shocked, shocked…

Donald Trump still takes no responsibility for COVID-19 cases and death counts. But he brags the discovery of potential vaccines “all took place on my watch!” Kind of like the Captain of the Titanic taking credit for the people rowing the lifeboats.

Joe Biden: “I am hopeful that the president will be mildly more enlightened before we get to January 20th.” Sadly, this might be the most unrealistic hope Joe has ever vocalized.

A leaked phone call shows David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler hope to capture anti-Trump Republicans at same time they publicly support Donald 100%. Know GOP is not big on science but has anyone explained to them you can’t be a little bit pregnant?

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, a Republican, who says he wanted GOP to win the state, says he & his wife have been getting death threats. From Republicans. For those who think it’s harmless to let Trump send out lying rant tweets.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham actually tried to get Raffensberger to toss out some ballots. So he tried to interfere with ballots in Georgia & GOP shrugs.

Can anyone imagine if, for example, Illinois’s Dick Durbin or Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar had tried to influence 2016 vote counts in Wisconsin?

Republicans would have demanded they resign immediately.

Considering the lies Velveeta Voldemort is telling about absentee ballot signatures in Georgia I can only assume that the recount is confirming Joe Biden’s victory.

Also Hillary Clinton lost 2016 election by fewer than 100,000 total votes in MI, WI &, PA.

While Trump’s loss in 2020 had close votes in WI, AZ & GA, he lost PA, MI & MN by solid margins.

Hillary mocked for going for walks in woods, while GOP wants democracy to suffer for Donald’s feelings.

If you call yourself pro-life but don’t want to wear a mask, you might want to rethink the concept.

Jean Valjean in Les Miserables stole bread to feed his family and was sent to prison for five years. Kelly Loeffler, worth over $500 million, stole millions more with insider trading and wants us to send her back to the Senate. Georgia deserves better.


Vote for Reverend Warnock.

More numbers games.

November 16, 2020

Any given Sunday… but as a Saints fan with Drew Brees potentially iffy for week 111, while New Orleans has to wish they had a bye week, the Falcons MIGHT be the next best thing.

SF 49ers fall to 4-6, last in NFC West.

4-6 would LEAD the NFC East. Even without COVID-19 this NFL season belongs in 2020.

Meanwhile, looking at Cardinals game-winning Hail Mary and thinking maybe the football gods decided to reward Arizona for officially turning BLUE this week.

Both senators Democrats now AND voting for Joe Biden!

For all those who’ve ever dreamed of playing like Tiger Woods, this ESPN headline – “Tiger Woods finds water 3 times, makes 10 on 12th hole at Masters.”

A bipartisan question, if anyone seriously believes that Democrats were swaying millions of votes in 2020, don’t you think we’d have started in South Carolina and Kentucky to get rid of Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell?


President-elect Joe Biden sent two tweets on Sunday – one talking about the Clean Air act, one congratulating SpaceX.

These are rough times, but imagine ahead to January 20, 2021.

#WeCanSleepAtNightJoe

Meanwhile, Donald Trump RT’ed a news station saying Virginia Wesleyan University professor Paul Ewell wrote “anyone who chose Biden for president is ‘ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian.'” What a lovely Christian sentiment for a Sunday. –

Remember when we used to joke imagining worst thing that could happen with participation trophies & kids never learning to accept loss?

Ladies and gentlemen, our first “Participation trophy” president.

“I won the election.”

Beginning to think not enough of GOP leaders read Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

Apparently Joe Biden store was selling “No meowlarkey” cat collar.

Since President-Elect Biden has a rescue dog already how about rescuing a nice friendly no meowlarkey cat to wander through White House & help keep everyone calm?

Asking for cat people shut out since Socks.

Can someone explain to me how MAGAs think they can’t possibly risk going out in public without their guns, but a mask is overdoing protection?

Apparently 318,000 people have liked Velveeta Voldemort’s “I WON THE ELECTION” tweet. Didn’t know USA had that many at least aspiring comedy write

Taking sides.

November 15, 2020

When 2020 Big Ten football was canceled, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh issued a #WeWanttoPlay statement quoting President Teddy Roosevelt – , we do this “so our place will not be among cold & timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Wolverines are now 1-3

So mean bitch karma sided w/ cold, timid & alive souls?

ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers’s team plane landed in Charlotte tonight after over 7 hour mechanical delay. So maybe mean bitch karma doesn’t think a 38-3 loss to Saints on Sunday Night Football was sufficient payback for signing accused rapist Antonio Brown?

Well, a small sign of normalcy in 2020. Here’s the ESPN headline “Tiger Woods fades with third-round 72, falls out of contention at Masters.”

So did Donald mean 15 MILLION cases down to 0?

In all seriousness, considering that most of the people who showed up for MAGA rally in Washington DC ignore all recommended health protocols, how much extra cleaning do hotels they stayed in need to do after checkout?

So Kayleigh McEnany claims a million people showed up to march for Donald Trump. Even Sean Spicer is going “girl, give it up.”

As many Americans face a Thanksgiving without loved ones Trump has to be facing a quandry.

Much as he wants to flaunt mask and social distancing mandates, does anyone think Donald actually HAS loved ones?

Must admit, one thing that almost always puts a smile on my face in 2020 is the increasing vitriol from Velveeta Voldemort aimed towards his formerly beloved Fox News. Face it Donald, even Rupert Murdoch’s now not just not that into you.

They call thousands at a march “millions”. They call an over 5,000,000 vote margin a “close election.” Beginning to think math is not Trump supporters’ strong point.

Reports that Trump plans to start his own social media company to rival Twitter. Bye Felicia.

About one of those Georgia runoffs:

Martha Stewart used insider knowledge to sell stock & avoid loss of about $45,000. She went to prison over lying about it.

Kelly Loeffler used insider knowledge to sell stock & avoid losses of MILLIONS of $$$. She belongs in prison, not in the Senate.

Game sort of on…

November 14, 2020

Cal and UCLA, who both had games cancelled Saturday against other opponents due to COVID-19, now will play each other Sunday at the Rose Bowl.

Pac-12 statement “The scheduling of this game is consistent with the Conference’s commitment to provide opportunities for student-athletes through maximum scheduling flexibility while still prioritizing health and safety,”

Right. The game will be televi$ed on Fox $port$ 1. $$$$$

Despite no findings of any vote counts that were wrong, Lou Dobbs on Fox Friday suggested Republicans should just say “we’re not going to accept the results of this election”

And here we hardcore Saints fans were mocked for simply not wanting to accept the results of a clearly wrong call in a football game.

Miami Marlins are hiring Kim Ng as their new GM.

A woman GM in MLB – a woman elected VP. Well, 2020 isn’t a complete write-off.

Last night Senator-Elect Tuberville told supporters his father fought in WWII to take part in “liberating Paris from socialism & communism.” If Doug Jones spends next 2 yrs coaching college football will Alabama consider voting him back in over Shelby in 2022?

Sadly ironic that the man who is so obsessed with his legacy and not being a “one-term President,” forgets that one of the greatest human beings of our time is also a one-term President – Jimmy Carter.

And someone pointed out on Twitter, Jimmy Carter has lived to see Georgia turn Blue again.

I’m really really glad that no one asked Joe Biden on camera what he thought about Trump putting Rudy Giuliani in charge of his campaign lawsuits.

Joe is good, and almost always acts Presidential, but few mortals in that situation could keep a straight face.

At this point, do we think Trump would concede even if Joe Biden had a 10 million vote lead and 400 electoral votes?

While we’re talking vaccines, your reminder that if we elect Jon Ossoff & Reverend Warnock in Georgia, we’ll turn the Senate Blue and give USA much needed at least two years of immunity from Mitch McConnell blocking lifesaving legislation.

When however many maskless COVIDiots show up in DC tomorrow for Donald’s MAGA march, hoping restaurants in DC, even those open for limited service, put up signs – “No masks No sense. No Service.”

As COVID-19 case counts in US hurtle towards 200,000 a day and we’re on target for 300,000 deaths by Christmas, isn’t it comforting to know POTUS is focused and up past midnight tweeting about…. imagined election grievances?

Today Donald singled out New York for withholding a possible COVID-19 vaccine. I can’t be the only one who thinks Velveeta Voldemort will try to delay vaccine supplies to all blue states as long as he can….

If Donald Trump had spent a fraction of the effort fighting COVID-19 as he has spent fighting what he perceives as bad press we might have ACTUALLY turned the corner by now.

Kayleigh McEnany today said she thinks Donald Trump will attend his own inauguration in January. Who’d a thunk we’d miss Sean Spicer?

Ok, starting up the countdown clock again. Now about 67 days and some number of hours. Until Velveeta Voldemort oozes out of the White House permanently.

Runaway teams, runaway democracy….

November 13, 2020

ICYMI, not that it matters in a 2020 world, but Thursday night Indianapolis Colts DID defeat Tennessee Titans 34-17 in NFL “Runaway Teams Bowl.”

(the Colts snuck out of Baltimore in the middle of the night, the Titans (former Oilers) left Houston at least in broad daylight.

Speaking as a New Orleans Saints fan, a team who really WAS cheated out of win in 2019, a couple things.

1. Unlike NFC championship, 2020 Presidential election results upon further review do stand.

2. New Orleans fans may have boycotted Super Bowl but neither we nor team tried to destroy NFL over it.

Tim Duncan is leaving the Spurs coaching staff. Popovich said up front he thought it might not be a long term gig. But wonder if Coach Pop told Tim for sure he’s eventually “leaving” the team to Becky Hammon?

SEC Commissioner Sankey said he is “shaken but not deterred” by COVID-19 resulting in the cancellation of four SEC games this weekend. Meanwhile, over 240,000 Americans are permanently deterred from watching football ever again.

Miss days when one of the things we could get most worked up about this weekend might have been ESPN’s plans to spend the entire Masters fawning over Tiger Woods.

I miss the days in USA when “Banana Republic” just referred to stores in malls.

But yeah, so wait, the same GOP who insisted the Florida vote counting STOP in 2000, now wants Georgia votes recounted by hand in 2020. How long until other countries start asking UN to send in election observers to our USA banana republic?

Voter Fraud orchestrated by Democrats in 2020 is a myth, period.

But don’t know about you, thinking that if a genie gave me power to rig part of the election this November, I’d have started by magically increasing votes enough to turn South Carolina and Kentucky blue. Thereby also getting rid of Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell.

As Trump falls over 5 million votes behind, just need to point out to folks that California has about 10% left of our votes to count, and NY about 20%.

So Joe Biden could win by closer to 6 million votes.

Alaska GOP Rep. Don Young, 87 in Sept, on not requiring masks at campaign events. “That’s self-responsibility. Our nation should be responsible for one’s actions.” Young today “I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. feeling strong, following proper protocols.” Punchline not needed.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says we should consider Joe Biden the President-Elect. Not that I’d vote for DeWine, but open notes to folks like Florida Governer Ron DeSantis – it is possible to be a Republican Governor & not a complete science & facts denying a**hole.

All this praise for Republicans simply acknowledging the results of a fair election is like the ultimate participation trophy for our democracy.

Madeleine Albright on CNN nailed my mood these days. She talked about being asked if she were an optimist or a pessimist – “I’m an optimist, but I worry a lot.”

Thinking this hasn’t gotten the publicity it deserves – in Trump attack tweet today “The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was Fox News.”

So is Donald admitting he lost, and blaming FOX? Did not have that on my 2020 batsh*t bingo card.

Another thing not on my 2020 Bingo card, Amy Klobuchar referencing John Bolton. But tonight on MSNBC, she mentioned his comment about GOP inertia & their desire to let Trump “work through it.”

Amy stating, accurately “We don’t have TIME to get through 7 stages of grief with Donald Trump.”

So as Trump increasingly realizes he is going to lose, have to wonder – is he evil enough to deliberately encourage COVID-19 spread to make it Joe Biden’s problem?

Turning the corner blue?

November 11, 2020

Mets President Sandy Alderson says with new owner Steve Cohen he wants to turn the team into an “Iconic franchise.” Well, for comedy writers, they already are.

ESPN headline story “The path to the College Football Playoff for all 12 contenders.” For some reason none of the “what they need to do” lists include “focus on keeping your players, and campuses, COVID19 free.”

Apparently a woman on United Airlines flight today was so drunk and unruly the plane had to make a stop in Mobile, Alabama to take her off before continuing to Houston. Considering almost all airport bars are closed and they’re not serving alcohol on flights that’s strangely impressive.

“Alabama vs. LSU game postponed as Tigers battle through COVID-19 outbreak within program.” I missed Trump tweet taking credit.

Understand in some professions like police work you sign up to put your life on the line. But one of many awful sidebar stories in 2020 is number of people who work as county health directors or election officials who are seriously getting death threats. This is 100% on Trump.

On CNN, Jim Acosta nails it “The one state President Trump is close to clinching – the state of denial.”

Washington Post quotes “an anonymous senior Republican official.” “What is the downside for humoring him for this little bit of time?” Right, like Susan Collins said Donald learned his lesson on impeachment.

President-elect Joe Biden has good lawyers. But he’s right to publicly laugh off Trump (and Pompeo’s lies.) Mark Twain knew “Never wrestle with a pig – it gets mud all over you and the pig likes it.

Reporter asks Joe Biden if he’s spoken to his “friend” Mitch McConnell. His very restrained statement is that GOP is “mildly intimidated by the sitting President.” Like mice are mildly intimidated by even old rabid cats.

Today may be a revelation for anyone who didn’t have Mike Pompeo in their top five of Trump’s hierarchy of evil….

So will this election change a metaphor? From “it’s not over until the fat lady sings” to “it’s not over until the fat man craps his pants?”

Kirsten Gillebrand was never on my favorites list for President. But mad props to Gillibrand for her prescient pre-pandemic comment, now that a second COVID-19 outbreak has hit the White House. “First thing I’ll do if elected is Clorox the Oval Office.”

So is GOP standing around laughing in DC version of Jurassic Park while the Trumpannosaurus-Rex tries to munch on the goat of democracy?

Trevor Noah on the latest COVID-19 outbreak “Coronavirus has now been in the White House longer than most of Trump’s cabinet.” @TheDailyShow

Consistency.

November 10, 2020

With all the craziness and uncertainty in 2020, it is really good to know there are some constants – like the NY Jets will ALWAYS find a way to lose.

When you check out ESPN college football headlines and all but one (about an injury) concerns COVID-19….

Newly hired Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa apparently was arrested for DUI back in February one night at 1140p after he rammed his car into a curb.

I have one question, in an Uber/Lyft age, what is any 76 year old man with as much money as Tony La Russa doing driving himself anywhere?

Ted Cruz using the word “coronate” about Joe Biden is rich, considering that Ted’s slavish devotion to a man who’s attacked both his father and wife is reminiscent of a suppliant kneeling before a king.

So now it’s Ben Carson, the first to test positive from White House INDOOR election night party, aka Super Spreader rally 2.0….. Dr. Carson puts a whole new spin on “it’s not brain surgery

Ivana Trump gave an interview saying of her ex-husband Donald. ” He’s not a good loser. He doesn’t like to lose.” Did she also add that water is wet?

Trump on Monday, by tweet, fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was widely reported to have his resignation letter written. Meanwhile would like to remind Donald that last Tuesday American voters fired HIM.

So what day and time this week will Trump fire Christopher Wray?

Reports that Trump is considering a 2024 Presidential run. Some media indicate that means Donald knows he’s lost. Uh, anyone but me figured even if he had WON he’d try to find a way to run in 2024?

Wouldn’t you think if Democrats had been evil and capable enough to cheat to win this election, we’d have done it in a few more states and with some Senate races?

As much of USA rags on Nevada & Arizona and Georgia for not counting fast enough…. California says “Hi.” “There were still roughly 3.5 million ballots of the estimated 17 million ballots cast left to count with the last update issued Saturday morning.” #CountEveryVote

If we’re going to overturn and throw out election race results every time a state is close, then while we sort 2020 out seems like we should retroactively install President Hillary Clinton.

Reminder: They recounted Wisconsin after 2016 when Hillary Clinton lost by about 20,000 votes. She gained 2 HUNDRED votes.

Recounts tend to clean up small errors, they don’t tend to seriously change elections.

Whoever bought http://loser.com is petty, childish, and brilliant. Just saying.

Who dat’s your daddy?

November 9, 2020

Pollsters have been taking a lot of heat for election predictions.

Oddsmakers who had Buccaneers as 5.5 point favorite against Saints tonight. “Hold our beer.”

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Have heard NFL players often watch other games for relaxation as well as scouting. Just guessing the 49ers didn’t enjoy watching tonight’s Bucs Saints game much.

Still so much election drama. Would like to thank New Orleans Saints for the first night in a long time where I could use a hashtag (#Saints) and scroll through Twitter with a big smile on my face.

Does ANYONE think Antonio Brown, on NFL probation & with an upcoming December civil case alleging that he committed sexual assault & rape, would be getting his umpteenth chance if he weren’t incredibly talented?

(And two chances just because Tom Brady wanted a top receiver.)

ESPN college football headline about “the CFP’s thrilling race for No. 4.” Sadly, not sure I’d bet against COVID-19.

What is “Damn 2020, you couldn’t let us have 24 good hours?” RIP Alex Trebek.

So how many of these Republican sycophants still supporting the madness of Would Be King Donald will scream bloody murder when President Joe Biden issues a few executive orders.

Meanwhile, now that the internal fighting has already begun… one thing some of my fellow Democrats need to get – what works in some districts doesn’t work in all. As Calif. voter I remember friends trashing Mary Landrieus too conservative when she was Senator from Louisiana. When by Southern standards she was seriously liberal.

A Republican president has called Joe Biden to congratulate him. Unfortunately it isn’t the current one. But at least George W. Bush did the right thing.

Joe Biden is going to introduce his COVID-19 task force tomorrow. Donald Trump is going to rant and rave, lying that the election results are false, and COVID-19 doesn’t exist. And we’re going to top 10 million COVID-19 cases in US before many of us wake up on West Coast.