Archive for February 18, 2021

Imploded.

February 18, 2021

Tim Tebow, who’d been invited by the Mets to Spring Training, today announced his retirement from baseball. Awww, Tim, we were counting on you to give a bored media something to distract them for a few more weeks…

Thinking Tebow still has a better chance of appearing in an NFL uniform again than Colin Kaepernick.

Now it’s NBA Spurs with several games postponed due to COVID, following Grizzles and Wizards. Yet league is moving ahead w/ All-Star game plans.

Wonder if they’d take this more seriously if one of their television marquee teams were sidelined for a week or more with the virus.

Jacksonville Jaguars announced they are switching their primary uniform color back from black to teal. Unfortunately, for fans, the uniforms will still largely have the same old players in them.

Going to break my self-imposed rule on tweeting about radio host who died today with this wonderful quote from Molly Ivins: “Being attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air” was like “being gummed by a newt. It doesn’t actually hurt but it leaves you w/ slimy stuff on your ankle.”

This COVID vaccine rollout is making a number of us 60ish people go from “Why are they sending us AARP ads?” to “Hey, why are we considered young?

Loathsome toad alert: Tucker Carlson, in attacking Jill and Joe Biden just said ‘Their love is as real as climate change.” Okay, when he’s right, he’s right.

Val Demings won’t answer direct question from Anderson Cooper about running for Senate or Governor. “We’ll see what happens down the road.” But she does say the state deserves those jobs held by someone who is “up to representing all Floridians.” So a definite maybe.

Joe Biden is getting pushback from some Progressives on not wanting a $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan. I don’t know the right answer here, but should we be shocked that someone who campaigned as a moderate is actually governing as a moderate?

Before any GOP member of Congress wants to appear on any legitimate news program, he or she should be required to answer one question – “Do you believe Joe Biden won the 2020 election?”

Hah, CNN chyron writer today: “McConnell’s plan to deal with Trump: Ignore him.”

Uh, can you tell your own network that?

Easy to forget, there are other states where the weather has been as bad or worse than Texas, but where the situation is much less dire for residents. New Texas motto “It’s not the cold, it’s the stupidity.”

This detail gets me…. people in Texas burning furniture for warmth. You read things like this in historical novels, you hear it in stories about third world countries… It shouldn’t be happening in the United States in 2021. Period.

At least when W. flew over Katrina he was heading back to the White House and not towards a tropical vacation.

Can we start calling him Ted-quila?

Don’t blame Senators for scheduling family vacation this week during recess. Wouldn’t blame them for being furious at fate/God that disaster in their state meant they’d need to send their family on vacation & stay home. I do blame Ted Cruz for not knowing he needed to stay home.