Archive for July 5, 2022

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.

When will we ever learn?

July 5, 2022

Admit most of the time I don’t follow the PGA tour, never plan to follow the LIV tour. But got to admit, it takes a lot to give the PGA Tour the moral high ground.

Of major US pro sports, baseball generally has most conservative players/coaches. But apparently Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball today about canceling their game & in the end canceled their postgame fireworks show. #babysteps

So now when someone says they’re Velveeta Voldemort supporter & commits horrific crime, instead of just ignoring the crime, some MAGA & right-wing media are going to pretend he was really a liberal impersonating a Tr*mp supporter? Would be good satire if it weren’t so sick.

Washington Post headline “Tr*mp cracks down on deceptive fundraising by others using his name.” Hey, Washington Post, how about a more accurate headline? “Velveeta Voldemort himself daily sends dozens of deceptive fundraising emails.”

Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed for the Atlantic bemoaning lack of leadership in the US. Yo, Mitt, speaking of leadership, how about breaking with NRA-owned GOP and calling for a US assault weapon ban?

Keep thinking on Mitt Romney’s op-ed wishing for “leadership.” I’m realistic, politics is $$ game. Most politicians need donations to get re-elected & not all are rich. But Mitt has both name recognition AND f*ck you money. He doesn’t need to pander. Which makes it even sadder.

Even before COVID, travel agents who book international travel have been aware of US State Dept advisories for other countries ranging from “exercise caution” to “dangerous, do not travel.” Wonder how many other governments with all these mass shootings are now issuing “do not travel” advisories to the US?

So if GOP won’t budge further on gun control, would they agree to a bill saying it’s time for US to have the DEFAULT be flags at half staff?. Would save time.