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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.