Archive for July 2022

Moving on

July 30, 2022

NY Yankees traded for Andrew Benintendi, who has been publicly anti-vax, despite late Sept road trip to Toronto, which has a vaccine mandate.

Yesterday, Benintendi said he was “open-minded” about receiving the vaccine.. So maybe he has new rea$on$?

Of course hindsight is 20-20, especially in baseball trades. But if 2022 season weren’t depressing enough lately for SF Giants fans, trade deadline prize Luis Castillo, sent from Reds to Mariners, was once a Giants prospect. Traded to the Marlins in 2014 for… Casey McGehee.

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff told ESPN he potentially sees College Football Playoff expanding by 2025. Uh, wonder if he sees the Pac 12 being around in 2025?

Has a single GOP leader who condemned President Biden’s fist-bump with the Saudi prince, said a word about the Saudi LIV golf tournament at Velveeta Voldemort’s Bedminster golf club? I’ll wait.

From my twisted funny friend T.C. “

I’m golfing with my Saudi friends. “Over my dead body!!!”

So maybe Velveeta Voldemort has started burying his family and ex-family at his golf club because it’s the only way he’ll be able to claim he EVER visits their graves.

Looking at the news today thinking maybe the way President Biden could have gotten almost every American vaccinated is to have accompanied every COVID shot with a free Mega Millions lottery ticket?

Wonder how many people who embrace the 1 in 303 million odds of winning Mega Millions have been dismissing the 1 in 13 chance of getting long COVID?

Now it’s Senator Minority Whip Dick Durbin who’s tested positive for COVID. Would some reporter ask GOP Senators on camera if they’re even testing?

Stephen Colbert points out McConnell allowed CHIPS bill to be voted on, because last week Joe Manchin said he was never going to vote for Build Back Better. And Manchin & Schumer announced deal hours after CHIPS bill passed.. “They pulled the old “Bait and Mitch.”

Have to wonder if one reason Joe Manchin made that deal with Chuck Schumer was that Joe was tired of Mitch McConnell being talked about as the most powerful man in the Senate.

Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is NOT socialized medicine. It’s simply using buying power to get better deals. I mean, come on, how many women haven’t teamed up with a friend while shopping to take advantage of BOGO deals on shoes?

Excuse me, but why does ANYONE at this point want to hear what Jared Kushner has to say in a book?

You know Democrats’ budget bill is good when you check out Fox News website & top headlines are about 2024 possible Presidential challengers & CA Rep. Linda Sanchez flipping the bird at GOP opponent during Congressional baseball game. (allegedly after misogynistic insult.)

WaPo reports DHS “watchdog” Joseph Cuffari, appointed by TFG, ended effort in Feb to collect agency phones to recover deleted Secret Service texts AND refused to investigate Secret Service clearing protestors for Tr*mp’s church photo op in June 2020. Why does Cuffari still have a job?

Show your work?

July 28, 2022

Arizona Cardinals said they removed a clause in Kyle Murray’s $230 million contract extension that required him to study game material for four hours a week on his own (without the TV on) in order to receive “credit.”

Removed the clause because it was embarrassing to the team? Or because Murray got upset at being outed that the team needed to give him homework?

Friday headline? “The Giants win a game, the Giants win a game.”

I love Mike Krukow but he just said “The Giants played their best game of the 2nd half.” Uh, tonight against the Cubs was the first WIN SF has had in the 2nd half.


Remember, Velveeta Voldemort is backing the Saudi-backed LIV tour not just for the money they are giving his resorts, but also because the PGA took their tournaments away from Tr*mp golf clubs after January 6.

Golfers like Paul Casey who left the PGA Tour earlier for the Saudi-backed LIV tour say “It’s not about the money.” Translation “It’s about the money.”

Can someone please tell Andrew Yang to go home and knit?

Maybe one solution to preserve access for all American girls and women to contraception is legislation tying the ease of access of birth control to that of Viagra?

Thinking if it’s about the “sanctity of marriage”, then when Senate votes next week on same-sex marriage, all divorced Senators thinking of voting “no” please recuse themselves? Asking for a country tired of hypocrites.

When Brett Kavanaugh had to sneak out of fancy DC steakhouse to avoid Roe protesters, GOP was outraged. When GOP got angry Dems agreed on bill to lower drug prices & fight climate change, they voted down healthcare for vets & are threatening same-sex marriage. Seems equivalent.

Watching GOP Senators like John Cornyn profess outrage on Senate Floor over Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin’s compromise bill, calling it a “stunt” and a “betrayal,” makes me think I have never liked Schumer and Manchin more.

Senator John Cornyn says Majority Leader Schumer is “abusing the rules of the Senate” with Chuck’s spending bill with Manchin.

SCOTUS judge Merrick Garland says “Hi.” (And from above Ruth Bader Ginsburg is smiling.)

But just think folks, if we all turn out and vote in November we can up our total of Democratic Senators to at least 52 and stop staying up at night worrying how Sinema and Manchin will vote.

30 Republicans voted “No” on David Pressman, just confirmed today as Ambassador to Hungary. Guess they were upset his law firm represented Alexander Vindman.

But no GOP Senators seem upset Hungary PM Orban will speak at CPAC, despite his recent comments being compared to Nazism.

If you really want to reduce abortion then you should want to make contraception as easy to obtain as possible. Free even.


If SCOTUS had threatened to ban Viagra there isn’t a man in the Senate who wouldn’t support the right to erectile dysfunction medication.

Lester Holt pointed out to AG Merrick Garland in interview “prosecuting former president or a potential presidential candidate could ‘arguably tear the country apart.” As opposed to tearing the country apart” that former President is trying to keep doing to US on a daily basis?

Stephen Colbert reminds us that no former President has ever been charged with a crime in the country’s history. Well, Velveeta Voldemort always wanted to be first at everything.

Tennessee had horrific flooding in Aug 2021, & just two weeks ago hundreds had to evacuate from Gatlinburg area due to flash flooding. And Marsha Blackburn voted “no” on overwhelmingly bipartisan Water Resources Development act.

Who is she working for? Because it isn’t her state.

(Note, two hours after the vote she came back and asked to change it since she had “intended” to vote Yes, and her vote didn’t affect the outcome. Uh, “intended to vote Yes” or got shamed into realizing just how awful the vote was?

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

July 26, 2022

SF Giants losing streak at six. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon kicked a bat when he returned to the dugout and the bat flew and hit Thairo Estrada in the leg. Sadly, it was one of the hardest hits the Giants got all night.

Happy Birthday July 26 to Dorothy Hamill. And Peggy Fleming’s birthday is July 27. Apparently some of us Leos (not me) are really good at ice skating

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray just signed a contract extension for $230 million, but the contract has a “homework” clause. If you ever wondered what might happen when the adult world started being dominated by participation trophy children.

All you need to know about Velveeta Voldemort’s claim in his lie-filled speech today that he supports police: The man wouldn’t meet with the family of or even acknowledge Brian Sicknick.

Stephen Colbert after Al Gore warned the “atmosphere could get a lot worse.” “Where were you 20 years ago when we could have done somethng about this?” Uh… (Sigh, I’m so old I thought in 2016 Americans might have learned their lesson with 2000 Ralph Nader.)


As we learned AG Merrick Garland and DOJ is NOT ruling out charging Velveeta Voldemort, reminder (& patience is not my strong suit.) DOJ is going to get one shot at this. As Macbeth said, “The snake must be killed, not scotched.” So they have to get it airtight the first time.

As more and more revelations come out about Velveeta Voldemort’s Secret Service beginning to look like the smartest thing Mike Pence ever did as VP was not getting in that car.

Been working regularly since I was 16. Have had a lot of bosses and understand no boss is perfect. Have had a few I thought were “worst ever.” But never had a boss who tried to have me hanged.

Can we stop talking about the 2024 election? If we don’t elect Democrats at a local, state and national level in 2022 we may not HAVE a 2024 election. #VoteBlueIn22

US has about 700 billionaires. About 9 of 10 older Americans take prescription drugs. GOP trying to convince us billionaires still need their tax cuts, but those 9 of 10 Americans don’t need Medicare to negotiate prices for their prescription drugs. Democrats are on OUR side.

The pain, the pain

July 25, 2022

As SF Giants losing 5-0 to lowly Diamondbacks.

Dave Flemming “The positive for SF Giants tonight.- Jakob Junis came back and looked really good. Krukow adds “And he went into the 5th inning –

“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, wasn’t the play good?

More – All you need to know on how 2022 SF Giants season is going.

Flemming also talking about Luis Gonzalez’s speed, when he got on 2 out hit in the 8th. But “You can’t get picked off down 5-0 in 8th ” Krukow “That would be bad.”

Then. Flem “He got picked off. I don’t believe it.” Kruk “That cannot happen.”

But it did.

All this hype about where in the NBA Kevin Durant will end up. Maybe the more interesting question, once he lands with another team, how long before KD demands a trade?

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: “Any player on team, any staff member, anybody in our extended family w/ unplanned pregnancy, let child be born & if you don’t feel like you can care for it, we got a big house. My wife & I will raise baby.”

Two (printable) words – uh huh.

In Wisconsin, disabled voters are suing after State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 no one could turn in another person’s ballot. It’s actually pretty simple: If GOP really thought their platform resonated with a majority of Americans they’d be making it easier, not harder to vote.

John Fetterman latest fundraising email asking for small donations – “$2.59 – the price of 1 XL Sheetz Coffee, can you chip in to our campaign?” Wonder if Dr. Oz knows what a “XL Sheetz Coffee” is? They don’t have Sheetz in New Jersey.

Bad as NJ Resident Dr. Oz is, he’s probably not worst 2022 GOP candidate in PA. Doug Mastriano, so far, has that honor. (Advised by self-proclaimed Christian Nationalist, Mastriano just endorsed Wendy Rogers in AZ, right-winger who claimed Buffalo supermarket massacre was done by government.)

Should we be surprised that GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson attended his gay son’s wedding days after voting against marriage equality? Children of Republican lawmakers have abortions too.

“Laws for thee but not for me.”

Side note w/ all this talk on Liz Cheney’s future in politics.

There are only 579,495 people living in Wyoming. The whole state.

Just over 270,000 voted in 2020.

They get one Congressperson & TWO Senators:

By comparison, there were 344,000 voters just in my SF Bay Area congressional district.

Wonder how much it would cost for a liberal billionaire to get 100,000 young people to relocate to Wyoming before the 2024 election?

Fox News is finally mentioning gas prices, which are falling, by attacking President Biden for a tweet about savings that included an “average peson’ typo. Please. Velveeta Voldemort tried to sharpie away a hurricane.


Christian Nationalism is a longwinded way of saying “cult.”

Rachel Maddow went over the outtakes of Velveeta Voldemort’s speech tonight and the handwritten cuts he made. For some reason Fox News, who treats TFG like a King, wasn’t covering this story of “The King’s Speech.”

McConnell tells sad stories about inflation hurting working families on Senate Floor at same time he lies & shills for big Pharma being able to keep prices sky-high for prescriptions.

Medicare being able to negotiate prices like the VA does is NOT socialism.

Mitch has no shame.

Senate Whip Dick Durbin, not known for his rhetorical skills, nails it in discussing Velveeta Voldemort and his continued efforts to falsely overturn the 2020 election: “This little man just can’t bring himself to accept reality.”

Not all numbers are created equal.

July 24, 2022

Have no problem with David Ortiz being inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. But Big Papi tested positive for PEDs in 2003, – along with 103 other players. If Ortiz is in the hall Barry Bonds, for starters, certainly deserves to join him.


Have to think if Barry Bonds had been as friendly to the media and gregarious as Big Papi, they’d both be in the Baseball Hall of Fame now.

St Louis Cardinals stars Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt can’t play in Toronto due to their not being vaccinated against COVID-19. So if you needed a reason as an SF fan to root against them other than the fact they always hit really well against the Giants.


I can’t be the only baseball fan hoping that the Toronto Blue Jays get into and go deep into MLB playoffs. Would like to see some of these anti-vaxxers decide how much their anti-science views really are worth.

XFL says Las Vegas, Orlando, San Antonio will join the league for the 2023 season. So far. With all these changes how long before some former Pac 12 teams ask to join too?

Dr. Oz seems stressed. Maybe he should spend less time lying about John Fetterman and more time paying attention to Cory Booker. Senator Booker regularly shows us how to be a proud resident of New Jersey.


It’s almost less whether or not Ivana was pushed down those stairs than the fact that it even occurs to us a former President of the United States might be capable of ordering that done to someone.

Conservative media screams “dementia” every time Joe Biden stumbles over words or gets long ago detail wrong in speech. Velveeta Voldemort last night said Mark Kelly, who wasn’t even in Senate in 2020, voted against his wall. So Fox, does Tr*mp have dementia or is he just lying?

Look, I get it with Fox News. But seeing all these stories about Velveeta Voldemort vanity rallies, wonder how much coverage mainstream media would give to regular rallies actually promoting good candidates by Hillary Clinton?

Best line of NY Times coverage of Ivana Trump’s funeral might have been this correction at the end: “An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Jeanine Pirro. She is a television opinion host, not a newscaster.”

Wrap your head around this regarding Liz Cheney (from AP) “Facing credible death threats she’s been forced to abandon traditional retail campaigning, trading public rallies & town halls for private events where her presence is often revealed to public only afterwards if at all.”

Brief unsolicited plug – how was I this many years old before people, including my son, got me to start watching Hacks with the so-underrated Jean Smart? Now back to snark.

Actual AP headline “One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics.” Actual truth, in 2020, 94.7% of US House members won re-election. (The US Senate was “only” 83.9%)

Stumbling towards the weekend

July 22, 2022

“It’s a simple game, you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” And when you aren’t perfect with the first two, you d*mn better do that “catch” part. Sad story of most losses from 2022 SF Giants.


So anyone got a Stanford University yearbook from Josh Hawley’s days at the school? Wanna see if he was on the track team.

Toronto’s Kevin Gausman came into tonight’s game against Boston 6-7 with a 2.87 ERA. In one game, per

@redsoxstats

“Gausman’s run support has gone from 50th to 6th among qualified starters.” (Blue Jays 28 – Red Sox 5.)

While we’re all having fun watching Josh Hawley run, remember – Claire McCaskill got great deal of grief from many liberals as moderate/conservative Missouri Democratic Senator. She lost to Hawley in 2018. We need to support ALL our Democratic candidates in 2022. #VoteBlue

As much as I love watching that video of Josh Hawley running, my greedy little mind wished there was a similar one of Cancun Cruz fleeing that mob like he fled cold weather in Houston.

When you take a one-hour connecting flight through Houston on United and both you and your bag make the connection, these days it feels like winning the lottery.

Ivana Trump was buried near the first hole of the Trump Bedminster Golf Course, where Velveeta Voldemort reportedly built a 10 plot cemetery. 10 plots?! How many wives does he plan to have?

Velveeta Voldemort got his deposition delayed because of Ivana’s death. His 1st wife who he cheated on, who accused him of raping her, & who he divorced over 30 years ago But he didn’t need to delay his vanity rally in Arizona a day after her funeral. #Priorities

Can we imagine Fox News et al if President Biden had stumbled over the word “yesterday?”

Yeah, trainwrecks are clickbait. But with all the coverage of Velveeta Voldemort & Pence etc differing endorsements – can’t remember media running a single headline story when Hillary Clinton and another Democrat endorsed different primary candidates.


You don’t have to think you’ll agree with Liz Cheney on almost anything ever again to admire the h*ll out of her work on the January 6 committee.

So an unvaccinated Velveeta Voldemort gets COVID and ends up in the hospital with what we now know were life-threatening symptoms. Vaxxed & double boosted President Biden gets COVID and has mild cold-like symptoms. Seems to me the headline should be “Vaccines work!”

Steve Bannon was found guilty by a jury in three hours. What took them so long?

Losing…

July 21, 2022

Wednesday was the day after the All-Star Game so there’s no Major League Baseball. So for one day and night all fans know what it’s like this summer to be Washington Nationals fans.

As Velveeta Voldemort pushes the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, your reminder, it’s not just that the Saudis have TWO events this year at his Trump golf resorts, it’s that the PGA pulled THEIR event from Bedminster after January 6.

Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan is now accusing Velveeta Voldemort of “colluding” with Democrats to block the Republican candidate Hogan preferred to succeed him. This country is going to have a serious violins shortage.

One month before the primary, former New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio today dropped out of his congressional race. What a disappointment this must be to both of his supporters.

Now Senator Tina Smith has COVID. No GOP Senator has admitted to testing positive lately. Are they immune, not testing, or just quietly getting COVID and hoping they infect enough Democrats to keep bills from passing?

We all know the Secret Service is lying about their text messages. The Secret Service knows we know they are lying about their text messages. What they deleted must be worse than they think we can imagine.

Not just that Velveeta Voldemort was promoting insane big lie to overthrow 2020 election results & was ready to have countless people die over it.

But most of GOP, watching clearly unwell/criminal behavior, still falls in line behind this would be King.

Per Fox News, Melania says she would have immediately denounced violence Jan 6 but was working with “photographers & archivists” recording White House renovations & didn’t know about Capitol.

The Former First Lady also blamed former chief of staff for not telling her. Nothing’s her fault, She’s a Trump alright.

If you are anti-abortion and still voted against the contraception bill you aren’t pro-life you are just anti-women.

Unheard voices.

July 19, 2022

Andrew Wiggin, who won a ring with the Golden State Warriors, told a reporter””I still wish I didn’t get [vaccinated], to be honest with you.”

About a million Americans would offer a rebuttal if they weren’t like, you know, dead.

As SF Giants fan, did I really care who won MLB #AllStarGame?

No.

But was it fun to see an LA Dodgers pitcher take the loss?…

Yes.

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh spoke at an anti-choice event.

Wonder how many abortions Jim Harbaugh’s football players have been responsible for?

And again, it’s not pro-abortion, it’s pro-choice.

The 10 year old girl who was raped is an awful story But let’s be clear – no 10 or 11 or 12 year old girl… or any girl or woman for that matter, should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term. #GetMadAndVote

Some of the same people insisting President Biden is too old are also looking for a nefarious motive in Dr. Fauci’s retirement. Fauci is 81. Two years older than Joe.

New Democratic serenity prayer: Grant me the serenity to accept Manchin/Sinema cannot be changed. The courage to work to elect 2 more Democrats to offset them. And the wisdom to vote Blue. If we do we’ll see the difference.

So the Steve Bannon trial has a jury of his peers? Wasn’t aware jury selection could also jump species.

Gas prices have now declined 34 days in a row. How will we know when the streak stops? Because even a penny increase will be headline news on Fox News.

About those “accidentally deleted” Secret Service text messages. Asked a wise reporter once why a politician would lie publicly about something that was obviously a lie. His response -“it’s simple, when the truth is more damning than having people know he’s lying.”

Errant shots

July 18, 2022

Must confess, as MLB has increasingly focused on “all or nothing hitters” – strikeout or home run, finding the All-Star game Home Run Derby a lot less fun.

If you are complaining about President Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia and you have no problem with Velveeta Voldemort hosting the Saudi backed LIV golf tournament in late July at his Trump Bedminster Club then can I respectfully request you put a golf sock in it?

Don’t watch much golf, but apparently David Feherty is a big name announcer for NBC and the Golf Channel, now leaving to join Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Again, some thought it was impossible but who imagined anyone or anything could make the PGA look good by comparison.

Again, not a Saudi fan. But President Biden got so much grief for a fist bump. And today Velveeta Voldemort doubled down and attacked professional golfers who aren’t joining the SAUDI-BACKED LIV golf tour… #NotTheOnion

So as college football teams switch conferences basically just to get more television money with games against big name schools, how long until some small market MLB teams ask to move to AL East in hopes of more games against NY Yankees?

London Luton airport, used by budget airlines like Easy Jet, had to close today because part of their runway melted in the record heat. And Londoners have been told to stay inside & not use transit. But no, we don’t have a climate change problem. #sarcasm

Have seen pundits & others call to kick Joe Manchin out of Democratic party. Not Manchin fan. But if Dems did that,3 words: “Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.” Don’t need to make Manchin switch parties. DO need to elect more Democrats so he matters less. #GetMadAndVote

Another thought, based on the latest post Roe V. Wade insanity, if a pregnant woman who lives in blue state is traveling to red state and has medical emergency, doctors might now refuse to save her life. Again, pro life my a**.

As woman past childbearing age almost tempting next time I’m in anti-choice state to go somewhere like Walgreens or another store selling information & buy pregnancy tests, just to f*ck w/ the system. Maybe if men do it too, we could find a discreet place to donate those tests?

Rewatching that press conference right after Uvalde from Greg Abbott, knowing what we know now about how awful & deadly police response was, it’s amazing to see Beto O’Rourke had restraint to do nothing more than interrupt Texas Governor.

Must confess, as MLB has increasingly focused on “all or nothing hitters” – strikeout or home run, finding the All-Star game Home Run Derby a lot less fun.

Adam Schiff to Rachel Maddow tonight – “Yes, we’re glad Bill Barr finally found a line he wouldn’t cross, but he crossed a lot of lines before he got there.” No kidding.

Break time

July 17, 2022

It’s only the All-Star break.

And somehow the SF Giants, despite some horrific stretches, are basically a Wild Card team.

But as we start thinking about the NL Wild Cards, quite possible that due to the unbalanced schedule, both Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals could end up playing a high percentage of teams, (the Pirates, Cubs and Reds.) that could lose 100 games.

Florida Gators probable starting quarterback Anthony Richardson has been branding himself with a clothing line as ‘AR-15’ , but said Sunday that he will no longer use the nickname because he doesn’t want the association with assault weapons and mass shootings.

Anthony Richardson is 21. He’s already more mature and sensitive than many Florida politicans

Just a reminder for those who think their MLB team should go all in on one or two players to try to win a World Series. The Los Angeles Angels have Mike Trout, and Shohei Ohtani, two of the best players in baseball. And the team still s*cks.

SF Giants are something like 23 and 4 with those awful Creamsicle City Connect uniforms.

Saturday with orange polyester giveaway Aloha shirts for fans they beat Milwaukee Brewers 2 to 1. So clearly Giants need to mandate ugly shirts.

Never get the point of headlines like this from conservative rags: “Biden’s border crisis continues as another 207,416 migrants are caught crossing illegally in June.” The operative word being “caught.” President Biden’s border patrol actually is doing their job.

Washington Post Headline “Texas House report on Uvalde shooting blames all agencies at the scene.” “All agencies at the scene?!.” What about blaming the fact that an 18 year old was able legally to purchase assault weapons. It’s the guns, stupid.

Yes, looks like lawfully armed man killed mass shooter today at Indiana mall and prevented further deaths. But in a chaotic situation, it’s lucky no other wannabe ‘good guy with a gun” thought this good samaritan was another bad guy and shot him. Etc.


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are married. I so miss the times when that would have been the biggest story of the day!

An Orlando amusement park “paused” brand new sniper shooting game where riders on Ferris Wheel paid extra to shoot laser blasters at 50 targets on rooftops throughout park.

They said in a statement “Some non-guests & community members said “it was insensitive.””

Uh who thought this was a GOOD idea?

Many Americans unmoved by case of raped 10 year old don’t realize some new state laws also make healthcare after miscarriage illegal, or require women to carry non-viable fetuses to term, so they can’t travel for that healthcare either. Birth control could be next.

Saying we need to elect 2 more Democrats to Senate doesn’t mean we don’t have many good Democratic Senators already. But Manchin & Sinema are not up for re-election & they cannot be forced to change votes. So we have to deal with reality. #GetMadAndVote

Friday night alright…

July 15, 2022

The joy of baseball having no clock Until the 9th inning the SF Giants against the Milwaukee Brewers were flatter than Kyrie Irving believes the earth to be.

Washington reliever Sean Doolittle will undergo season ending surgery, following closer Tanner Rainey being placed on 60 day IL.

Will the last regular to leave the 2022 Nationals clubhouse please turn out the lights?

Hawaii, a state accessible only by air or boat, is a special case. But wonder what supposed “pro-life” GOP would do if California imposed a new COVID vaccine mandate and decided to stop or arrest who anyone unvaccinated (or without vaccine proof ) trying to enter the state?

At this point if President Biden could wave a magic wand and cause gasoline prices to fall $1 a gallon overnight, media would run stories on how Joe was hurting hardworking gas station owners.


So if you’re a woman and they stop you at the state border asking if you’re pregnant should you just tell them “nah, I’m traveling to buy a gun?” Asking for women already tired of this crap.

Newark Airport is apparently so far the worst airline in country in 2022 for cancelled flights. So in the midst of this travel summer from h*ll at least one thing is normal.

Remember when GOP and conservative media lost their collective sh*t over two romantically involved FBI agents saying in private messages they didn’t like Velveeta Voldemort? Now the entire Secret Service DELETED requested text messages from January 6 …and crickets.

Trying to imagine what would happen to average Americans being investigated if you told the police “I just deleted all my messages.”

Also I wanna know what would happen if a blue state decided to stop people who had researched assault rifles online from traveling to red states potentially to purchase banned weapons.

Senator Cory Booker is such a nice guy. Thinking when John Fetterman beats Dr. Oz in November and sends him home, Booker might send his fellow New Jersey resident a condolence care package of vegan cookies.

And the last shall be first?

July 14, 2022

Didn’t we all have the Cincinnati Reds winning 2 of 3 from the New York Yankees/


And what are the odds the Yankees now try to trade for today’s Reds winning pitcher Luis Castillo?

The Kansas City Royals had to leave 10 unvaccinated players off the team as they traveled to Canada. And they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1. Maybe they should leave those players home more often?

Top headline on SI.com after round one of the British Open “Tiger Woods is battling to make the cut.”

Well, I presume someone is leading it?

Imagine if a blue state decided to restrict interstate travel by assault weapon owners? GOP would be screaming bloody murder. Again, pro life my a**

CNN reports new poll says 29% of Republicans say Joe Biden won the 2020 election. GOP. Is. Now. A. Cult.

One of the most stunning things when you think about 29% of Republicans saying in a recent poll they thought Joe Biden won the 2020 election – EVERY SINGLE GOP MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAS ELECTED IN 2020. (and 1/3 of the Senate.)

So we gonna throw every 2020 race out?

It’s pretty simple. If their texts on January 6 exonerated Secret Service from any wrongdoing, not only would those texts not have been “accidentally” deleted, but also Secret Service would have already voluntarily delivered them to the January 6 committee.

GOP wants to criminalize any woman, or any friend helping her, who crosses state lines for a legal abortion Also GOP – still glorifies Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man who crossed state lines and gave his friend money to purchase an illegal gun.

I believe Christine Blasey Ford when she says Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Now, if she’s telling the truth, and he had succeeded, and she’d gotten pregnant, would he have insisted she “have his baby? “

Doesn’t matter how many times Republicans like Senator John Cornyn repeat the lie. Democrats are NOT for open borders. Democrats, are, however, for fixing our immigration system. And they know “Immigrants don’t diminish America, they ARE America.”

Ivanka Trump, 73, has passed away. Velveeta Voldemort posted kind words about her on Truth Social. Wonder who wrote it for him.

(Although, no joke, the Former Guy had a fundraising link on his post about the death of the mother of 3 of his children. Very on brand.)

Top headline on NY Times website: “Gas Prices, a Big Inflation Factor, Are Coming Down. Will That Last?” – “Will That Last?” Would it kill the NY Times to write one simple positive headline for President Biden and Democrats?

Limited losses.

July 13, 2022

Washington Nationals put closer Tanner Rainey on the 60-day IL with sprained UCL. Well, in the small mercies department, at least the last-place Nationals don’t have that many games to close.

The Toronto Blue Jays. 46-42, fired manager Charlie Montoyo today. Fans of the Los Angeles Angels, 38-50 despite a payroll near $200 million, wonder, was Montoyo fined for overachieving?

As schools like Texas, Oklahoma, USC and UCLA leave their conferences and tradition behind for the big bucks while pretending academics is a part of it, when is NCAA going to stop pretending that football players at many of these schools go to class?

If GOP wants to be able to investigate women’s personal behavior to see if they might be trying to travel to get an abortion, why not investigate men’s online behavior to see if they might be trying to travel to purchase a gun to kill people?

If you have a dog that bites someone and you know the dog bites, you can be held criminally liable. Velveeta Voldemort not only KNEW the mob was armed and dangerous, he wanted them to go to th

As GOP Senators line up to attack Democrats & Biden over gasoline prices & blackouts this summer, they’re leaving out 2 things: 1. Gas prices are falling. 2. State facing blackouts -telling residents not to use appliances & put thermosat at 78 degrees- is GOP controlled Texas.

It was 187 minutes from when Velveeta Voldemort left his speech in front of the White House on January 6 to when he told people to go home…

Jan 6 Committee next hearing to focus on those 187 minutes. I’m so old I when remember Rose Mary Woods’ 18 minutes gap was considered proof Nixon had something to hide.

Besides all other BS about Hunter Biden’s laptop, both Joe Biden & his only surviving son admit Hunter is recovering addict trying to rebuild his life.. Not one member of Velveeta Voldemort’s family or inner circle has admitted mistakes or taken responsibility for anything.

As Ali Velshi on MSNBC plays that horrible video of the 90 minutes or so of the Uvalde school shooting, he adds: “Austin American-Statesman makes the decision to remove the sound of children screaming.”

ALL Americans should be screaming over police response & coverup.

Fox News and GOP politicians all over higher gas prices. Prices fall – crickets. Fox and some GOP politicians question accuracy of raped and pregnant Ohio 10 year old girl. Story is proven true – crickets. See the pattern?

As Stephen Miller trended today on Twitter, I take a certain amount of pride that when I made a Rosemary’s Baby joke about his wife being pregnant, James Woods blocked me.

Moving on up.

July 12, 2022

With all these college football teams jumping ship to the biggest highest profile conference they can find, how long until some school like Alabama or LSU says the heck with it and moves to the AFC South?

SF Giants outfielder Luis Gonzalez, with another scoreless inning in his 4th mound appearance, reminds us that position players pitching is an art form.

Dbacks catcher Carson Kelly gave up 3 runs in bottom 8th.

Beginning to think it might have been a really bad idea for Velveeta Voldemort to have p*ssed off Liz Cheney.


Wonder what happened after Liz Cheney said “Liz Cheney: “President Trump is a 76-year-old man. He is not an impressionable child. And who had to clean the ketchup off the wall?

Meanwhile, back in sports, House Committee on Oversight & Reform will allow Commanders owner Dan Snyder’s to testify via video conference, but only under subpoena & not “voluntarily.” Under subpoena he cannot refuse to answer questions. Why does Dan Snyder still have NFL team?


Velveeta Voldemort says Muskrat is a “bullsh*t artist,” Muskrat says the Former Guy should “hang up his hat and sail into the sunset.” Oh this malignant narcissist on malignant narcissist violence…

All these Republicans talking about investigating Hunter Biden’s business deals – guess it makes sense because they also were outraged about Eric, Don Jr, and Ivanka profiting so handsomely off their dad’s tenure in the White House. Oh wait, never mind.

Despite Senators Schumer and Blumenthal being out with COVID, with backing from Susan Collins & retiring Ohio Senator Rob Portman, President Biden will actually get Steven Dettelbach , his nominee to run the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed.

Good news. It’s a shame there isn’t more of this.

So if all of this January 6th Committee stuff had come out during the 2nd impeachment how many more GOP Senators would have voted for impeachment? And how would Mitch McConnell have kept the total under two-thirds?


I’m so old I remember when Mike Lindell was just infamous for making lousy pillows.

One of today’s bombshells, Velveeta Voldemort had an executive order drafted to seize all voting machines. So of course over on Fox News, the headlines are on a silly comment Dr. Jill Biden made about breakfast tacos.

The price is right?

July 12, 2022

Heinz Field, known as the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers for over two decades, will soon become Acrisure Stadium, reportedly for $10-20 million a year.

(Acrisure, if you haven’t heard of them, is not a feminine hygienc product, but a newish global insurance brokerage. Don’t like the name? Odds are it won’t last the next two decades.)

Phillies J.T.Realmuto refuses COVID vaccine & loses $262,363 in pay as an unvaccinated foreigner he can’t play Rays in Toronto.

“Not going to let Canada tell me what I do & don’t put in my body for little bit of money,’

$262K? is “a little bit of money”

Can’t imagine how pro athletes get rep of being out of touch a**holes.

Some wonder why POTUS has low approval ratings.

Fox: “Biden gun control speech interrupted by father of Parkland shooting victim.”

CNN -“Biden heckled by Parkland parent at White House ceremony.”

Neither headline: “Biden signs compromise control bil that actually passed.”

I’m a Democrat. I’m a liberal.

But sometimes I get the feeling if President Biden was given a magic wand and was able to make all “progressives” wishes come true immediately the reaction would be “Why didn’t he do it sooner?”

Velveeta Voldemort, 76, has weighed in: ‘President Biden is 1 of oldest 79s in History, but by & of itself, he is not an old man but it has little to do w/ age. In actuality, life begins at 80!’ I could try all day & never write anything that funny. Person woman man camera TV.

Hey media. It’s not just that Herschel Walker is a terrible candidate.

It’s that Reverend Raphael Warnock is an excellent Senator.

And he was right “Some people don’t want some people to vote.”

With chyron “Battle for the Senate,” CNN’s Nia -Malika Henderson saying it out loud about Pennsylvania and other Senate races:

“It’s going to be so exciting to cover these races.”

“Exciting?”

“Battle for the Senate?”

November isn’t the World Series. It’s our democracy we’re talking about.

Here’s one potential solution: Pass legislation to tie availability of abortion medication to Viagra. So that both will be equally difficult or easy to get.

In case you wondered..

July 10, 2022

Does Very Type A SF Giants Manager Gabe Kapler ever look relaxed?

An 11 run lead will do it.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is planning to skip the US Open because he still refuses to get vaccinated. Talk about throwing away your shot.


Sorry, will NEVER get used to hearing “Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks come to San Francisco to take on the Giants.

As Fox announcers for Padres-Giants keep talking about the upcoming All-Star game, have to wonder, which payroll is higher? The nine starting NL All-Stars? Or the starting nine for the LA Dodgers?

Lost in shock of Shinzo Abe’s assassination is report gunman believed rumors Abe was connected to religious group he hated. Even in almost gun-free Japan lies & misinformation can be deadly. In heavily-armed US, lies some GOP & right-wing media tell are reckless endangerment.

Velveeta Voldemort had rally Saturday night in Anchorage. Apparently his Save America PAC “signed a lease agreement for $53,081 to use Alaska Airlines Center.” A University of Alaska spokesperson “the university has not been paid upfront.” How cute – they think they’ll EVER be paid?!

The rally included Sarah Palin, along w/ Alaska Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka.

Reminder, yes, Lisa Murkowski can be disappointing. But she’s smart, principled & closest thing to independent GOP has. Tsibaka’s an election-denier sycophant.

This time, this proud Dem is w/ Lisa.


Try to check in regularly to see what they’re reading across the aisle. But somehow I missed Fox News website praising Joe Biden for about a month now of gas prices falling every day.

Apparently Velveeta Voldemort claimed in late 2020 “It’s mathematically impossible for Biden to have won the election.” Another example of why GOP doesn’t want Americans actually to learn math.

GOP & conservative media outraged over left-wing DC activist group offering $50-200 bounty to anyone who spots one of 6 SCOTUS judges who voted to overturn Roe. But bounties on a teen girl raped by a relative and trying to get an abortion, that’s just fine?


Hey Republicans fixated on President Biden’s age: Joe was elected in 2020 when he was 77. In November, 2024, Velveeta Voldemort will be 78. Person, woman, man, camera, TV/

Eric Clapton has a new song “Pompous Fool.” Some sentences don’t even need a punchline

And now it’s Chuck Schumer with COVID, he has very mild symptoms but discovered it during regular testing.

Lately it’s been all Democrats testing positive.

So is the virus seeking out “blue” blood. Or are Republicans even testing?

(I know what I’m guessing.)

Changing places

July 9, 2022

It’s midnight. Do you know in which conference your college football team is in?

ESPN reports “WWE’s Vince McMahon paid total of $12M to 4 women to quiet sexual misconduct allegations.” So when and where is McMahon going to announce he’s running for office as a Republican?

Increasingly seems that not only did Muskrat never really intend to buy Twitter, but also that he pretended do so just to get attention, and to cause trouble for a company that he thought wasn’t sufficiently subservient to him.

So is Muskrat gonna pretend to buy Truth Social next?

As CNN reports on assassination of Shinzo Abe, this amazing statistic on 2021 gun deaths:

US – 45,034

Japan – 1 (yes, ONE.)

Re Brett Kavanaugh being harassed in a DC steakhouse:

Personally I’m not a fan of hounding people from restaurants. But Morton’s said “politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample freedom of the right to congregate and eat dinner.”

Uh, by Brett’s own decision, the “right to congregate & eat dinner” is not in Constitution.

Media: President Biden hasn’t called Brittney Griner’s wife.

Joe Biden calls Cherelle Griner.

Media : Why hasn’t President Biden called the families of others held in Russia? #CantWin

Velveeta Voldemort’s rally tonight in Las Vegas was at Treasure Island Hotel. Treasure? More like “Fool’s Gold.”

Whatever former White House counsel Pat Cipollone today said must have been bad. Expected Fox to ignore it. And they did.

But Fox did find time for a headline: “BORDER BATTLE: governor takes spiraling migrant crisis into his own hands.”

Caravans next week during televised hearings?!!

Meanwhilel WTF CNN? This headline is top of their website. “Highland Park gunman’s family was in turmoil for years before shooting.” Uh, what about turmoil families of people who he shot are in? Even those who survived? And that will never end. You can’t be Fox News, stop trying.

So Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed w/ GOP lawsuit & outlawed ballot drop boxes as alternative to returning absentee ballots by mail. Someone mailed 2 books to me from Wisc. this April. Books still “in transit…” If your vote didn’t matter, GOP wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it.

These days doctors are more worried about liability in treating women having miscarriages & ectopic pregnancies than gun store owners are about liability in selling assault weapons to teenagers. This needs to change.

Numbers game.

July 7, 2022

Now a rumor that North Carolina, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia are negotiating to join the SEC. SEC is gonna have more teams than their parent company, the NFL.

As ACC and Pac 12 are now exploring a TV partnership following UCLA and USC leaving for the Big Ten, why are we bothering with old college conference titles anymore? More accurate just to name them all divisions of the NFL minor leagues.

Former Stanford star & Brittney Griner’s current WNBA coach Vanessa Nygaard nails the response to “Would Tom Brady be home?” “Tom Brady wouldn’t have been there because he doesn’t have to play in a foreign country to supplement his income.”

British friend about possible successors to Boris Johnson “Hard to know…there is such an awful crowd of self important half wits around him!! ” “Self important half wits.” Sounds familiar.

Watching Cindy McCain accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of John reminds us that we could, and can, “disagree without being disagreeable.”

Imagine how different things might be if the media spent as much time now covering what Hillary Clinton says as they do covering the rantings of Velveeta Voldemort.

RIP James Caan. A long and illustrious career. For how many of us was the first time we seriously cried in a movie watching him in Brian’s Song?

UK PM Boris Johnson has resigned. After much of his own Conservative party, including his cabinet, abandoned him. If only American Conservatives had had the same cojones with Velveeta Voldemort.

Some have compared Boris Johnson to Velveeta Voldemort. And yes, there are similarities. But also big differences. As in Boris Johnson has moments of accepting reality.

Fox News is headlining the fact that Nancy Pelosi is on a “luxury” vacation in Italy this week, as if she’s doing something wrong. Gosh, somehow I missed their vacation updates on Cancun Cruz and other GOP leaders.

Thinking if you voted for Nader in 2000 or Stein/Johnson in 2016 you should STFU as far as complaining what hell SCOTUS hath wrought in 2022.

“If you booked your travel through a travel agency, please reach out to them for assistance.” United Airlines message today on TRAVEL AGENT HELP PHONE LINE.

(PS, United doesn’t pay travel agents for changing or fixing tickets. But hey, free labor is great if you can get it.)

The Giants win a game, the Giants win a game.

July 6, 2022

Ending a six game losing game by coming back from 4-0 and being no-hit into the 5th, the Giants went ahead 7-4 in the 9th and hung on to win 7-5. Ending the game with the bases loaded and one of the Diamondbacks best hitters up.

How many SF Giants fans just called to leave messages at their doctors’ offices after tonight? “That cardiac stress test I had scheduled for tomorrow. Cancel it, already had one.”

Cleveland Browns have traded Baker Mayfield, leaving themselves only Jacoby Brissett as a QB backup if Deshaun Watson is suspended for a year or more.

Are the Browns insane? Or just aware that the NFL’s policy has become “If you’re a star they let you do it?”

As some red states consider criminalizing out-of-state travel to obtain an abortion, perhaps some blue states should considering criminalizing out-of-state travel to obtain a gun?

So an Uvalde police officer thought he needed permission to fire upon a clearly armed man heading into a school? Did any of the police officers in Akron ask permission to fire upon a fleeing Jayland Walker?

Amazon made deal w/ possible stake in GrubHub including free GrubHub+ trial for US Amazon Prime members. Sounds good, right? But presume objective is to put Doordash & Uber Eats out of business. Then higher fees all round. Consolidation is NOT good for restaurants nor consumers.

(Ask anyone who lives in a city where one airline maintains a fortress hub.)

So since apparently such blankets are now needed for active shooter drills, what if an LGBTQ group offers to donate rainbow bulletproof blankets to schools?

For all those complaining 50-50 Senate can’t do everything Democrats want: Bill Nelson was good & decent Senator from Florida. He lost to Rick Scott by fewer than 11,000 votes in 2018 If Nelson were still in Senate then either Sinema or Manchin would matter less. #GetMadAndVote

Pro-gun Republicans don’t think Highland Park parents should be charged along with their son who murdered 7 people. Meanwhile, many GOP do want to charge parents who help or even don’t stop their daughter if she wants an abortion. Once again, four words. “Pro Life My A**.”

President Biden today just gave a speech about how the American Rescue Plan will help save retirement pensions for millions of union workers in the US. Is CNN talking about it? Nope, they have a story about “Democratic miscontent.” Crises are clickbait.

Lindsey Graham is afraid that Fulton County DA might share information from his potential interview with the January 6 committee. If he answers the DA’s questions honestly and is innocent, what is Senator Graham so afraid of?

So what do Democrats have to do to get media coverage for the positive things they are doing and trying to do? Start speeches by calling Republicans “stupid” and “losers?”

Had travel client email me she’s tested positive for COVID w/ mild symptoms & decided not to fly home tomorrow. Her company is paying for ticket & for her to isolate in hotel so she can afford to stay put. But have to wonder, how many people would just fly? Be careful out there.

Price for barrel of crude oil dipped below $100 for 1st time since May. After being as high as $130 in March. Gas prices are INCHING down. Of course, why should gas companies seriously lower prices when they can keep up record profits & trust Fox News etc to blame it on Biden?

Katherine Goldstein, Irina McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Jacquelyn Sundheim, Stephen Straus, Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza…. These are the names we should be publicizing and sharing on Twitter. Not the evil man who killed them. Let him rot in prison with his name forgotten.

Tiger Tiger, burning bright

July 5, 2022

The ultimate ESPN headline.. “Tiger Woods finishes tied for 39th at JP McManus Pro-Am, where Xander Schauffele wins.”

White Sox closer Liam Hendriks, who is Australian, has had it with gun violence in this country. “Something needs to change. I have to take a driving test to drive in this country, I wouldn’t need a test to buy a gun.”

Researchers say NFL star WR Demaryius Thomas, 33, who died suddenly in Dec, had CTE degenerative brain disease. Sad. Now CTE can now only be diagnosed posthumously. But I’d bet $$ another ex-NFL player w/ CTE is Herschel Walker He needs help, not to be elected to Senate.

Senator Lindsey Graham has been summoned to appear by the Fulton County Georgia DA. No punchline, I just like sharing good news sometimes.

Trying to imagine what would happen if police were called to the home of a black young man who had threatened to “kill everyone” and they found he had 16 knives.

Would any Republican now on the “mental health” bandwagon like to offer an explanation as to why countries around the world have young men with mental health issues and the US is the only country with regular mass shootings? I’ll wait.

Apparently the Highland Park killer, despite having had police called to his home twice that year, had his gun license sponsored by his father back in 2019.

Hey Republicans, if a person can be arrested for helping a woman obtain an abortion, why can’t someone be arrested for helping a murderer buy a gun?

Senate is off this week. But since GOP claims they’ve gone as far as they can on gun control, would love to see a Democratic Senator introduce a bill to have default be US flag flown at half staff. Would save time.

And if air travel, including international travel, weren’t bad enough this summer, now SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) has filed for chapter 11, at same 900 pilots are going on strike. Waiting to see how this is President Biden’s & Secretary Buttigieg’s fault. #sarcasm

You can tell the subpoenas against members of Velveeta Voldemort’s inner circle by Fulton County Georgia DA are a BFD.

Fox News is completely ignored them while running another website headline story about Hunter Biden.

Today’s GOP – we’ll search women’s private online activities to see if they might be pregnant and planning an abortion.

Also today’s GOP – we can’t possibly be expected to search men’s public online activities to see if they might be angry and planning a mass shooting.