Archive for February 27, 2021

Trading places at the kids’ table?

February 27, 2021

Rumors that Russell Wilson is interested in being traded to the Saints. Could make sense for New Orleans.. Wilson is used to the role of being a community leader. And the Saints receivers are all used to an offense including “look for something thrown by a ‘short’ guy.”

Today former Sen. Kelly Loeffler sold her 49% share of the WNBA Atlanta Dream to an investment group including a former Dream player. Leaving aside how much I love saying “Former Senator” Loeffler, have to wonder why she wanted to own a WNBA team in the first place?

FDA says Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 is safe and effective – so for millions of Americans, a whole new wonderful spin on “No More Tears.”

Ted Cruz actually tweeted “The Republican Party is not the party of the country clubs, it’s the party of hardworking, blue-collar men and women.” So where is Ted staying in Orlando. At the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons?

So would media pay more attention to President Biden flying to Houston today to express support for storm-ravaged Texas if Joe had Air Force One touch down in Cancun on the way home?

I know there’s a “Do Not Fly” list. Out of consideration for other guests, could Ritz Carlton put Ted Cruz on a “Do Not Stay” list?

Turns out Justin Trudeau will be on Meet the Press Sunday. Anyone got a strategy where we can listen to and watch the Canadian PM without while muting and not seeing Chuck Todd?

So the next time Republicans try to convince you they are the party of the working class, remember that ALL GOP House reps voted against the COVID-19 relief bill.

Not paying nonstop attention to CPAC. Has anyone yet told the Former Guy he should “stay home and knit”?

Maybe we’re being too harsh on Kimberly Guilfoyle. Maybe she’s just demonstrating how to raise money for Republicans… one dollar at a time.

Although CPAC this weekend was moved from Maryland due to COVID restrictions to Orlando, Florida. Makes sense – convention is a combination of the Haunted Mansion meets Fantasy Lane.

Oops, I did it again…

February 27, 2021

Didn’t hit send on last night’s post:

The NCAA said that once the men’s basketball March Madness tournaments begins, it will not allow replacement teams in case of withdrawals. So will Vegas bookies allow bets on COVID?

A man who stole a Porsche from a dealership in Redwood City, California, then was caught after a police chase is pleading guilty by reason of insanity. Wait, he stole a Porsche? Wouldn’t an insanity defense work better if he’d stolen a Chevy Spark?

Apparently temporary Capitol fencing after January 6 is costing $2 million a week to maintain. Can we as taxpayers send the bill to the #FormerGuy

Liz Cheney is one of the most conservative women in Congress. But now many Republicans are condemning her for attacks on Donald. Wonder how long until Liz’s dad, the former VP, extends an olive branch by offering to take some of these clowns hunting?

How long until Dan Quayle weighs in on Mr. and Mrs. Potatoe Head?

Kamala Harris attacked Joe Biden to his face and he made her Vice President. GOP can’t handle some mean tweets. I don’t ever want to hear anyone call Democrats snowflakes ever again.

Got it. Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is going to vote against Neera Tandan. And in the spirit of being against name-calling he says he regrets YESTERDAY referring to Deb Haaland as “a neo-socialist, left-of-Lenin whack job.” Satire is dead.

Maybe Neera Tanden’s real crime was having her tweets be witty and accurate enough that the people she threw shade at noticed?

Marjorie Taylor Greene actually says “I’m fine with being kicked off my committees, because it would be a waste of my time. So what does she actually think her job is?

Found quote from John Boehner about Ted Cruz when the former House Speaker was speaking at Stanford in 2016 – “I have Democrat friends & Republican friends. I get along w/ almost everyone, but I ‘ve never worked w/ a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Seemed appropriate today.

So with the Senate adjourned until Monday afternoon, where is Ted Cruz going to jet off to for the weekend and leave his dog home alone this time?

Although serious question, with all Biden’s nominations still to be confirmed -why is the Senate adjourned until Monday afternoon?

Jennifer Granholm today confirmed as Joe Biden’s Energy Secretary.

Secretary Granholm was born in Vancouver.

So Canada, thank you. I guess this kind of offsets Ted Cruz.

Rachel Maddow says that minimum wage is more popular with Americans than “videos of kittens riding rumbas.” Okay, can we pass the minimum wage increase if everyone with a kitten and a Twitter account gets a free rumba?

So let’s do a stand-alone minimum wage bill. This won’t let members of the Senate, who’s median net worth is about $1 million, hide behind the cost to taxpayers.

So if Senate Democrats bring minimum wage back as a stand-alone bill, let Republicans have their filibuster. But make them do an actual filibuster. The optics of millionaires talking for hours or days against raising minimum wage from $7.25 an hour seem to me to be must-see TV.

Mitch McConnell would have endorsed Timothy McVeigh as the GOP nominee for President if it meant getting more right-wing judges confirmed.

Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime SCOTUS nomination was confirmed despite credible allegations of sexual assault?

And Neera Tanden’s nomination for OMB director could be derailed because she sent adults some mean tweets?

My friends, THAT is white male privilege.