Archive for July 15, 2021

The stars are out…

July 15, 2021

Aaron Judge was among six New York Yankees who tested positive for COVID today. Aaron Judge was an All-Star. So the worst thing that came out of that MLB All-Star game might not turn out to be those hideous uniforms.

MLB decided Red Sox & Yankees, scheduled to play on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, w/ last two games scheduled to be on national television, should also be the ONLY game today & of course on national television too. Maybe karma is tired of Red Sox-Yankees too.

Fox News is apoplectic because the NFL 2021 season will apparently include the Black national anthem. Well, we could be done with this and stop playing the national anthem before games altogther.

Now Senator Tommy Tuberville whining about government spending taxpayer money on people. But Tommy Tuberville didn’t have a problem with taxpayer money being spent on himself when Auburn told him to resign and paid him over $5 MILLION to go away.

As we see increasing stories about vaccinated people getting COVID-19, reminder that flu shots aren’t 100 percent either. Also, vaccinated people getting COVID, unlike the unvaccinated will almost all live to complain about it.

So is Donald going to have another book ghostwritten “If I did attempt a coup?”

Ted Cruz defending the right to peaceful protest… when it’s in Cuba. Can he talk to his buddy Ron DeSantis who wants to lock up peaceful protesters in Florida?

This is the view from Fox News World – “Tucker Carlson: The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff should be fired. Why? Because Mark Milley describes the Former Guy as “the moral equivalent of Adolph Hitler.” If you didn’t already know that Milley nailed it.

So wait, GOP clutched their pearls when Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch had a meeting on the tarmac in June 2016. But Republicans have no problem with Kevin McCarthy meeting with the Former Guy when they both could be called as witnesses before the January 6 select committee.

Both Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy were at Wednesday night’s White House dinner for Angela Merkel. Wonder if President Biden wanted her to tell them stories of German history from 1933 to 1945.

As Biden says “Cuba is a failed state and repressing its citizens,” wonder how many democracies around the world are thinking “Florida/Georgia/Texas etc are failed states and repressing THEIR citizens?

Texas’ GOP House Speaker Dade Phelan says he is chartering a plane and demands Democratic lawmakers in DC get on it “and return to Texas in order to do the state’s business.” Gosh, when people were dying of cold in Texas, wonder why Phelan didn’t make same demand of Cancun Cruz?

So there are actually conservatives screaming that Americans will just have more babies now to take advantage of the Democrats’ new Child Tax Credit? Uh, aren’t more babies also supposedly the point of the conservative anti-abortion movement?

Fox News personalities spreading anti-vax lies have almost all, if not all, been vaccinated themselves. It’s Russian Roulette for Ratings. But they’re playing with our lives, not their own.

Just because January 6 didn’t succeed doesn’t mean it wasn’t a coup attempt.

Road warriors

July 15, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays apparently still have no idea whenr they will get permission from the federal government to play in Canada any time soon.

They haven’t played a single game in Toronto this year. Or in 2020.

The Jays are just a few games over .500 but not out of playoff contention. Can their team song be “Kings of the Road?”

After starting their Olympic preparation/exhibition games 0-2, Team USA men’s basketball beat Argentina 108-80 on Tuesday night. Just maybe they’re actually listening now to coach Popovich?

Pete Alonso, winner of the Home Run Derby said afterwards “I feel I’m the best power hitter in the planet.” Alonso has 17 HRs in 2021. Nationals’ Kyle Schwarber in about 10 fewer ABs has 25 HRs in 2021 Pete might not even be the best power hitter in the National League East.

The FBI – Larry Nassar story just gets worse and worse. And I have to wonder, would FBI agents have taken the case more seriously if his victims weren’t all young women and girls?

Wait, George W. Bush today is warning that Biden is making a mistake in the Mideast…. No words.

Jim Clyburn & Stacey Abrams have indicated some sort of Voter ID requirement is an acceptable compromise. Amy Klobuchar is negotiating w/ Joe Manchin & presumably Voter ID is on table.

I remain optimistic something will be passed. But when and If Democrats compromise here watch GOP say “we didn’t REALLY mean ID was most important thing.”

Ted Cruz today in Judiciary launching into his usual lies about Democrats wanting just criminals and felons to vote so they can win. Can’t wait to see Cruz next year trying to demand voting rights for convicted felons from January 6.

Chicago is telling visitors from Missouri and Arkansas they will have to quarantee for 10 days if they visit. How long until this restriction starts applying to people who live in or have visited Florida?

Rachel Maddow talking on how Ozark Country, MO Missouri has had to post that “if you are afraid of walking into a public area where you might be seen getting your vaccine we will work to accommodate a private place…” If only Former Guy had gotten HIS COVID vaccine in public….

Seriously? Marsha Blackburn is railing against President Biden’s nominees as “unserious” and unqualified for the departments they are to lead. I missed Marsha’s speeches against Betsy Devos, Ben Carson, and Rick Perry.

Alex Padilla in Senate Judiciary Committee points out that GOP always CLAIMS they want to make it “easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But study after study proves we’ve got the “harder to cheat” part down. “.. #ForThePeopleAct

So wait, people are getting Freedom Phones to “push back” on Big Tech? And they’re bragging about it on Twitter and Facebook? Who wants to tell them.