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Any given Saturday night…

April 17, 2021

San Antonio Spurs, who’ve been in free-fall, were shorthanded tonight against Phoenix Suns, perhaps the best team in the Western Conference lately.

So didn’t everyone expect it to be a blowout? It was, Spurs 111-85.

I love sports.

Snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory twice in two innings reminds us that however much life has changed, the #SFGiants bullpen and torture remains consistent.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised in a country where many are convinced there is some magical diet where they can lose weight w/out exercise & their retirement plan will be winning the lottery, that some of those same people don’t want to bother with a COVID vaccine either.

I’m a proud liberal who believes in finding common ground. But since GOP is so bound and determined to label liberals as “Antifa,” your reminder that the term literally means “Anti-Fascist.” So what’s the opposite of Antifa?

Friend just told me great story about someone saying of COVID-19 vaccine “I won’t put anything in my body where I don’t know what’s in it.” And they got the response “You eat hot dogs don’t you?”

Even now, if the Former Guy called a press conference & told his followers to get the vaccine and mask up to avoid another COVID-19 surge, he could save countless lives. But he won’t. Because that would mean admitting he was wrong.

Apparently April 16 was “Wear your pajamas to work day.” And millions of Americans are going “Isn’t EVERY day ‘Wear your pajamas to work day’?”

After Thursday’s mass shooting FedEx apparently “re-evaluating” policy of not allowing employees to have phones w/ them during work hours. So we can’t change laws to stop people from getting shot, but we can change rules to allow them to call loved ones before they die. America.

Can you imagine GOP outrage if Democrats tried to make it harder to vote in gated communities like Florida’s “The Villages?”

President Biden played his first round of golf today since being inaugurated & some Republicans attacked Joe for golfing instead of visiting the southern border. Funeral services for irony are pending.

Not winning!?

April 17, 2021

All you need to know about how the 12th inning went tonight for San Diego Padres against LA Dodgers is that Jake Cronenworth was their best pitcher.Cronenworth for non-baseball fans, is a 2nd baseman.

The Yankees are not just in last place. As of Friday night they have the worst record in the American League. Thoughts and prayers.

So yeah, not great for Joe Biden to say “You’ve got a Japanese boy coming over here and, guess what, he won the Masters.” Hideki Matsuyama is 29. But some of GOP clutching their pearls also had no problem with Former Guy in 2017 refer to Donny Jr, 39, as a “nice boy.”

So does anyone want to hazard a guess how the Former Guy might have referred to Hideki Matsuyama?

You all do realize if the Former Guy had been President in the 1950s, Americans would have refused the polio vaccine too?

As vaccine hesitancy remains a problem, apparently 5,800 fully vaccinated people out of 66 million in the US have contracted COVID-19. A rate of 0.008 % Your chances of dying in a car crash in the US, 1 in 103. .97 %

We don’t know a motive yet in Indianapolis massacre. But the killer was a 19 year old white man, and at least four victims were Sikh. Think conservative media would have any problem guessing at a motive if it were the other way around?

Before his rampage, alleged FedEx killer’s mom had called authorities – because she was scared about his potential for violence. Before he was shot, Daunte Wright actually called his mom – because he was scared about the authorities. Sad, and infuriating.

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign has raised $3.1 million to fight fall recall election. I’ll vote against recall & Gavin will probably survive, but $3.1 million could go to so many better things. Final cost will be over $100 million. Please think before you sign petitions in California.

Lots of headlines on Oath Keeper who became 1st Jan. 6 insurrectionist to plead guilty & will be cooperating w/ govt. Fox News “Heavy metal guitarist busted at Capitol riot becomes first to take plea deal.” “Heavy metal guitarist?!” Closest Fox could come to pretending he’s Antifa?

Can we start referring to Marjorie Taylor Greene and other members of the “America First Caucus” as “lawmaKKKers”?

Well of course Marjorie Taylor Greene & Lauren Boebert voted against reauthorizing National Marrow Donor Program which matches donors with leukemia patients. Believing in science is a slippery slope.

Saw “Promising Young Woman” tonight in advance of the Oscars. Two recommendations:

1. Watch it.

2. Just don’t watch it if you need to go to sleep immediately afterwards.

Wrap your head around this sentence about the Indianapolis massacre – “It was the country’s deadliest shooting since 10 people were killed March 22 at a grocery in Colorado.” Less than one month ago.