Archive for November 11, 2020

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