Archive for June 8, 2022

Numbers game

June 8, 2022

NY now says newly signed Browns QB Deshaun Watson booked massage appointments with at least 66 different women over 17 months, from fall 2019 through spring 2021.

And 24 women on that list have filed lawsuits against Watson.

Leaving aside the scary math, you’d think someone rich who was that into massages would put a masseuse on payroll..

So after world outrage, a minimum age IS being raised. In 2026, Olympic figure skaters will have to be at at least 17.

GOP, when they aren’t trying to ban abortion completely, wants mandatory waiting periods for women seeking abortions. But per John Cornyn: “A mandatory, across-the-board waiting period for 18-21 year olds (to buy guns) is not being considered.”

Again, 4 words “Pro life my a**.”

Some conservative media complaining that actor Matthew McConaughey, along with coaches like Steve Kerr & Gabe Kapler, are speaking out for gun control. They think celebrities & sports figures are unqualified to speak out & should stick to running for office as Republicans?

Stephen Colbert talking about January 6 hearings being televised this week in prime-time: “So get ready for your new favorite show “America’s Got Treason.”

RIP Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts – a big part of the soundtrack of my high school years, “Get Closer, “Summer Breeze,” “We May Never Pass This Way Again.”

He was 80.

How did he, and “Dash” Crofts get to be 80?!!!

I feel old.

Former Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke had so many scandals, even Velveeta Voldemort ultimately decided he should resign. Now Zinke may have won congressional primary in Montana. GOP may have to buy some of those “Vote for the Crook” bummer stickers they’ve had in Louisiana.

CNN headline “Voters aren’t engaged. This could be problem for Democrats.” Look, I’ve been “engaged” Democrat since childhood & unless you have favorite candidate or it’s Presidential year, hard for folks to get “engaged” during primaries. November matters. #VoteBlueNoMatterWho

To out of California followers, conservative media will be all over San Francisco recalling DA Chesa Boudin. SF is not rejecting liberal values. He’ll probably be replaced by someone w/ similar politics. For number of reasons, many DEMOCRATS just really don’t like Chesa Boudin.

Still don’t think we need to allow more immigrants into this country? Next time you stand in line at an airport, or for a rental car, or at a hotel, or in a restaurant & you’re furious about waiting.. .ask if they’re trying to hire. The answer will almost always be yes

Stanford baseball

June 8, 2022

Torture.

(For those who didn’t watch or know – 1-1 game in an elimination game 7 for the regionals. They gave up 2 runs in top of 9th to Texas State. But walked it off in the bottom of the 9th, 4-3.)

Now a 24th woman has accused Deshaun Watson of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions.

“When you’re a star they let you do it…”

Now it’s Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf with COVID (for a 2nd time.) And Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg getting COVID for the first time.

It’s all Democrats lately. Forget admitting they have COVID, will any Republican politician even admit they are testing for COVID?

You don’t have to agree with Liz Cheney on many things to know she is absolutely right about January 6.

At times like this, I really miss Molly Ivins. But here’s one of her many great quotes:

“I know: ‘Guns Don’t Kill People.’ But I suspect that they have something to do with it. If you point your finger at someone and say, “Bang, bang, you’re dead,” not much actually happens.

After Parkland massacre, then Florida Gov Rick Scott signed “red flag law” which also banned 18-20-yr-olds from buying semiautomatic rifles. Scott now against federal legislation & says “All this stuff ought to be done at state level.” Translation, as Senator I need more NRA $$?

Senator John Cornyn complaining about doors & saying you shouldn’t be able to just walk into a school. Because “you can’t just walk into an airport very easily.” Uh, yes, actually you CAN just walk into an airport very easily. You just can’t walk past TSA into boarding area.

Does anyone seriously think a school locked door is any match for an automatic weapon and a shooter with body armor?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a no-confidence vote from his own party today in large part over having parties during the most stringent COVID lockdown time. By comparison to Velveeta Voldemort, Boris’s behavior seems so quaint.

On the anniversary of D-Day, you get the sense today’s GOP would have tried to stop the US operation if they could have… just to keep FDR from being successful.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requested active shooter training for ALL school-based officers in Texas. So can someone explain to me how kids would be upset in school by learning about history or seeing pictures of other kids with two moms, but not bothered at all by reading this in the news?

So what are the odds Muskrat never intended to buy Twitter and this whole thing was comparatively cheap publicity? (And that’s if he actually pays the $1 billion termination fee.)