Archive for August 2022

Fallen angel

August 31, 2022

As umpire Angel Hernandez sues again for discrimination, MLB points out in 2018, he was the first umpire to have THREE calls overturned in a postseason game – an ALDS game between the Yankees and Red Sox, and that’s why he was not given the job of working the World Series. But this begs the larger question, why does Angel Hernandez still have a job, period –

College Football Playoff’s board of managers now apparently may accelerate playoff expansion to as early as 2024. Well, with the conference realignment and teams like USC potentially flying to New Jersey for a Big Ten game against Rutgers…, not to mention throwing many historical rivalries that draw students to games out the window, pretty sure we’ve given up the argument on how additional playoff games might affect “student-athletes.

Of course we knew this year’s SF Giants team wasn’t going to be the 2021 Giants. But lately they look more like the 1985 SFGiants. Or the 1962 NY Mets.

Just as well for Sarah Palin that Alaskans chose Mary Peltola over her to fill the late Don Young’s House seat. There will be regular election in Nov. but with only four months left in the term, Palin would barely have time to move to DC before she quit halfway through.

Also, before pundits say, well, it’s only special election, GOP can regroup to get back the Congressional seat Democrat Mary Peltola just won, a reminder: Alaska has elected & re-elected, PRO-CHOICE Senator Lisa Murkowski. With Roe v. Wade gone, choice is on the ballot this Nov!

Fox News is complaining that since President Biden had Marine Band play at speech yesterday, he shouldn’t have “campaigned” for Democrats. Please, for starters, Velveeta Voldemort used Air Force One as a prop when in 2020 for his & other GOP campaigns several times a week.

Tom Cotton is whining about 60%of Alaskans voting for a Republican, but “thanks to a convoluted process and ballot exhaustion – which disenfranchises voters – a Democrat won.

Well, uh, first, Senator Cotton, Mary Peltola, with over 38% was the leading vote getter WITHOUT ranked choice voting. And many Republicans win primaries with less than than.

Second, Senator Cotton, you are saying you want to get to get rid of the voer disenfranchising electoral college?

Tom Cotton doesn’t get nearly the publicity that Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley do, but he tries hard to be equally loathsome.

As Preet Bharara is saying, this isn’t hard. If you tell Justice Deparment something was done – like turning over classified documents – and it wasn’t done, this is not just a lie, it’s obstruction of justice, and it’s a crime.

Wrap your head around this one. As John King at CNN reports today “Some of the classified documents found at Mar-A-Lago were so secret the FBI and DOJ personnel charged with reviewing them needed to get additional security clearances.”

We voted to protect the freedom to choose in Kansas.

We voted to put a Democrat in the Alaska seat held for 49 years by Republican Don Young

See what happens when we vote? #GetMadAndVote #VoteBlueNoMatterWho


How many chances?

August 31, 2022

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said QB Jimmy Garoppolo return a ‘win-win’ for both parties.

More like, at this point it’s the only way we can both pretend it’s not a lose-lose.

So admittedly not a regular WNBA fan but I AM a Becky Hammon fan., now coach of the Las Vegas Aces who are #1 seed in the west. They were upset in semifinals game one on August 28 but the next game is August 31? Then game three is September 4?

And we thought the NBA stretched things out…

These days, if a little boy stood up and said “The Emperor has no clothes,” if he were surrounded by GOP cult members they’d arrest the kid, then blame his teachers and parents for making him too “woke.”

Bomb threat at Boston Children’s Hospital turned out to be false alarm. This time. But hospital has been receiving threats over transgender health care. Wrap your head around this: Some right-wing extremists think attacking sick children would prove they want to protect children.

Joe Biden: “To my MAGA Republican friends in Congress, don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you won’t condemn what happened on January 6.” For God’s sake, whose side are you on? Very proud today to have voted for this President! #VoteBlue2022

As Brian Kemp and Lindsey Graham come up with excuse after excuse for ignoring subpoenas in Georgia, you know who didn’t come up with fake excuses not to testify? Hillary Clinton.

How long until Melania says Donald was only her “covfefe” husband?

They say Velveeta Voldemort is a pack rat. Well, as someone who is a bit of a pack rat myself, we never keep important stuff in just one place. He has three US homes & a number of resorts. Does anyone really think all the documents he shouldn’t have taken were at Mar-A-Lago?

Don’t want to read another word about how much it might cost each American for Biden’s student loan debt relief unless in same story media says how much it cost each American for GOP’s millionaire/billionaire tax cuts.

Still going…

August 30, 2022

So Jimmy Garrappolo is an SF 49er for another year.

This means one of two things.

  1. The 49ers couldn’t find anyone to take him.
  2. For all that no one takes preseason football seriously, the 49ers took their shutout loss last weekend with Trey Lance starting seriously.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will use different QBs for Wolverines 1st two games. “Some have asked, ‘How did you come to that decision? It’s really biblical. Solomon was known to be pretty wise person.” Not like anyone’s accused college football coaches of thinking they are kings.

Not prosecuting someone for a crime because you think if you do their supporters will make you pay for it is surrenderng to mob rule. Period.

As confirmed by Mississippi Governor Tate Reese, the water is not safe to drink now in Jackson, Mississippi,

Does this mean if a pregnant woman is hot and grabs a glass of cold water from the faucet, she can be charged with attempting an abortion?

Apparently fearing voter backlash, some right-wing Republicans have scrubbed strong anti-choice language from their campaign websites. Roe v. Wade was just overturned two months ago. So to use their language, they aborted their rhetoric in the first trimester.

As Mitch McConnell worries about quality of GOP Senate candidates, remember, had he and 7 more of his colleages only voted to impeach Velveeta Voldemort over January 6, Mitch probably wouldn’t have all these fringe candidates who won because of the Former Guy’s endorsement.

Watching Velveeta Voldemort’s latest efforts vs DOJ: If you don’t pay your lawyers at some point you get the lawyers you deserve.

And when Truth Social gets cut off for nonpayment of all their bills, where is Velveeta Voldemort gonna rant?

Ted Cruz is complaining about Biden forgiving $10,000 in student loan debt? He probably spent more than that to take his family to Cancun.

Not so midwest nice.

August 28, 2022

How bad did the SF Giants play against the Minnesota Twins this weekend in Minneapolis?

That licorice ice cream and the pickle pizza at the State Fair don’t seem quite so awful by comparison.

As pundits discuss whether Alabama or Ohio State will win this year’s national championship increasingly feels like the biggest difference between college football and the NFL is that college football doesn’t have a salary cap.

I’m an optimist, it’s one reason I’m a Democrat. Some cult members are irredeemable. But Rob Reiner on with Bill Maher says “a lot of GOP voters are peeling off. Amy Klobuchar adds “Did you think Dick Cheney’s daughter would turn on Tr*mp?” We only need a majority in November.

And more from that Bill Maher show. , Rob Reiner said he thought Archie Bunker would have turned on Tr*mp. Maher disagreed. Though Klobuchar responded “I’m not giving up on some of these people.”

Yep, if Archie hadn’t turned, can imagine Edith at least privately voting blue.

Ron Deathsantis pretends his motto is “Keep Florida Free.” *Free unless you’re a woman, non-Christian, school child, teacher, person of color, LGBTQ, liberal, or just someone who supports everyone’s else’s rights.

Look, I get it, easy to see someone else getting a “deal” or something from the government and feel jealous.

But wonder how many complaining about student loan forgiveness are homeowners who don’t mind at all getting a big mortgage deduction annually that isn’t available to renters.

For starters.

As stories emerge about Velveeta Voldemort bringing classified information regularly with him on foreign trips, including to American adversaries, the question arises… how many of his staffers knew he was doing this.

But NO ONE blew the whistle. You’d think there’d be someone who valued country over party. Or at least over book sales.

All you need to know about how ridiculous 2024 polls are. Just saw one for Democrats’ choice to run for President. From TIPP. Top two.

Biden 30% . Obama 10%

(Michelle. She’s not running. Sigh.)

Former “American Idol” contestant Sanjaya Malakar, who made it into the top ten in 2007 despite being a terrible singer, is back in the news because he just came out as bisexual. Ah for those days that “vote for the worst” was just a problem in reality TV shows.

GOP Senator Roy Blunt “He should have turned the documents over.” Why is that so hard for most Republicans to say.

Fox News headline – “Afghanistan rolls back women’s rights after Biden’s botched withdrawal puts Taliban back in power.” Fixed it for them – “USA rolls back women’s rights after McConnell’s stolen SCOTUS puts religious fanatics back in power.”

According to FairVote, only about 40% of voting eligible population votes during midterm elections. Don’t tell me Democrats can’t keep House as well as increase Senate majority. More people voted for abortion rights in Kansas than voted in 2018 primary. #GetMadAndVote

Junk food.

August 27, 2022

SF Giants announcers moved on from the game in late innings to discussing new food items at the Minnesota State Fair. Thinking the corndog rolled in Tater Tots, cheese and onion then deep-fried might be the winner tonight. But almost all of them sounded better than Friday night’s game.

Like most first-world countries, Serbia has several mandatory vaccines for children. Novak Djokovic presumably has had all of them. He’s given up his chance at the U.S. Open, not because he’s anti-vaccine, but because he’s being a stubborn a**hole.

The Oakland As drew just 10,876 fans last night for a game against the visiting New York Yankees. 10,876 against the Yankees? Even old Montreal Expos fans think that’s pathetic.

Nothing will top NY Times review. But this isn’t bad from Washington Post.. “What Kushner’s book really is,is a portrait of man whose moral compass has been demagnetized.” And last line: “His memoir is a litany of petty fights, constant takedown of enemies & cascade of self-aggrandizing prattle.”

Phrase I am really tired of hearing from the media “Is that a problem for Democrats?” If President Biden announced world peace or a cure for cancer this weekend, media would be “Did Joe peak too soon, is that a problem for Democrats?”

Republicans trying to convince Americans that trans teenagers being able to use bathrooms is terrifying. While a former President having highly classified state secrets in random rooms at his resort is no big deal.

Wrap your head around this: The Mar-A-Lago affidavit is redacted in part because the DOJ is worried witnesses might face retribution including physical harm…at the behest of a former President of the United States.

Imagine you’ve been secret spy for USA in another country, at great risk to yourself & your family. But America has promised to keep you safe. And now you find the Former POTUS has kept documents with your name in unsecured boxes at his resort where all you need to get in is money.

Velveeta Voldemort ranting about the FBI “We gave them much.”

Well, for much of the Revolutionary War, Benedict Arnold was a distinguished American general.

Even heavily reacted DOJ affidavit indicates this is the most successful witch hunt since Dorothy dropped a house on one bad witch and melted another.

Down not out.

August 25, 2022

So the NY Yankees fans panic over their team suddenly looking like a team with half the payroll is on hold for tonight with a 13-4 win against the As.

It wasn’t that close. But shouldn’t wins against the A’s have an asterisk?

Meanwhile, SF 49ers get shut out 17-0 in last pre-season game. Let the west coast panic begin.

In competition for most hypocritical Republican complaining about forgiving student loans, Curt Schilling just took the lead. ICYMI, former Red Sox pitcher started video game company, got $75 million in loans from Rhode Island, & defaulted on almost all of it. (He ended up paying back $2.5 million.)

As Texas sends busloads of migrants to DC and NY, know for a fact restaurants and hotels in both cities are struggling to hire staff, often in back of house jobs. These people were so motivated they risked their lives to come to the US. Seems like we could work something out

Kayleigh McEnany “If there’s anyone that we can say, ‘megalomaniac, addicted to power, thinks (they) should’ve been president, still essentially hasn’t conceded the election, & wants to be president again….” (She claims it’s Hillary Clinton. Somewhere Freud is giggling.).

Velveeta Voldemort is now calling Elaine Chao, McConnell’s “crazy wife.” When Mitch was asked if he had a response, his answer was “No.” So letting the Former Guy insult your wife is now a litmus test in the GOP cult?

Fox News was less than positive back when Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, with headlines like “controversial,” “cynical reason” “triggering dire warnings from China, “Democrats divided over visit…” For some reason none of that when Marsha Blackburn is visiting Taiwan today.

Yes, there’s disagreement in the Democratic party over student loan debt. Some think Biden shouldn’t have forgiven any of it, some think he didn’t go far enough. But seriously, who agrees with someone else 100% of the time? Even our friends, relatives and spouses/partners?

Has a single Republican complaining about President Biden’s means tested and capped student loan relief said a word about rich people not paying back PPP loans? I’ll wait.

Together again?

August 24, 2022

Kevin Durant’s demand for a trade a couple months ago didn’t work out, and now KD and his team, per the Brooklyn Nets “have agreed to move forward with our partnership.” So can we call this a “conscious recoupling?”

IF Giants have off-day in Minneapolis Thursday before 3 games vs Twins. And Aug 25 is 1st day of Minnesota State fair. Inspired by MN Senator Amy Klobuchar I took a look at new fair foods – maybe Giants need some deep fried ice cream or a cotton candy float to energize their offense?

NY Yankees had an off-day today. So put a temporary stop on Yankees fans’ panic button.

NY starts a series Thursday in Oakland vs the As. Expect a sweep. Or put that button on code red.

Student loans forgiveness vs PPP loan forgiveness is just the latest. But GOP could save themselves a lot of embarrassment if they just acknowledged that Americans know how to use Google.

So will 2022 midterm elections turn out to be the political equivalent of Lysistrata for GOP? With a twist: F*ck with women, and you will get f*cked by women.

WTAF? Florida Governor Ron DeathSantis, about Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has dedicated his life to public health, “Somebody needs to grab that little elf and chuck him into the Potomac.” Fauci already has Secret Service due to death threats. ReTHUGlican party is too mild.

Whatever he says, whatever he does involving schools Florida Governor Ron Deathsantis long-term mission for public education is clear – he wants to get rid of it. Education causes Democrats

If you think USA can’t afford forgiving a limited amount of student debt but were fine with USA reducing tax rates for millionaires and billionaires, may I respectfully suggest you STFU?

Not shut out.

August 24, 2022

Police investigating couple who allegedly engaged in sex act in Coliseum stands during A’s game. Well, apparently at least someone from Oakland scored during the game.

By GOP standards, being a former college football player alone qualifies you to run for office. Which means if you’re an experience former Governor AND a former QB (at Wake Forest), you should be a slam dunk.

Vote Charlie Crist for Governor of Florida.

Fernando Tatis, Jr, 23, was rehabbing wrist injury from motorcycle accident when he got suspended 80 games. Now he’ll have shoulder surgery. Today “There is no one else to blame but myself. I have lot of work to do…l’m learning, I’m maturing.” If true, better late than never.

Was Stanford faculty club waitress decades ago. Had to give name, address etc for Secret Service security check weeks in advance just to work ONE dinner with DOD Secretary Caspar Weinberger. Despite all those documents, how many staff with no security checks work at Mar-A-Lago?

In increasingly authoritarian Hungary, National Meteorological Service officials were fired for forecasting storms that didn’t happen – the forecast canceled Budapest fireworks. Crazy. But by that token could US permanently fire someone who tried to Sharpee away a hurricane?

As Texas tries both to fight all forms of gun control and to criminalize all abortions, wonder what happens if a pregnant woman accidentally shoots herself in the stomach?

Democrat Iraq War vet Pat Ryan just won a special election in NY19, a congressional swing district. Ryan’s message: “He fought for our families, for our freedom. And freedom includes a women’s right to choose. How can we be a free country if government tries to control women’s bodies?”

Matt Gaetz, under investigation for sex trafficking possibly involving minors & known to have asked Velveeta Voldemort for a pre-emptive pardon, won his primary tonight with about 70% of vote. Ladies and gentlemen, today’s supposedly pro-child pro-law and order Republican party.

CYMI, it takes an special kind of arrogance to tweet against President Biden taking a working vacation at his Delaware beach house While you’re tweeting from Italy aboard a luxury yacht. (No joke)

Yes, I am talking about you, Senator Rick Scott.

Nice to be looking for a hotel for a client near the White House and seeing the Waldorf Astoria. The Trump name is OFF the property. Too bad for our country we can’t get his name off the GOP.

Words and other salads

August 23, 2022

Now it’s the “World Series Presented by Capitol One?” Well, I guess we should be glad they didn’t rename it the “Capitol One” series.

·Direct quote from Herschel Walker on pulling out of Thursday Oct 13 debate against Senator Warnock “You’ve got people that are contributors to his campaign and it’s in this room that only two people gonna see it on a Sunday night, I think. NFL Football.. I am giving you an opportunity to be statewide so everybody can see what it is, see the contrast between the two of us. I don’t know how you can ask for anything better.”

(Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be football players. #CTE?)

Now, the Oct 13, THURSDAY night game is Commanders-Bears. Walker claims he wants a different debate on Oct 14. But that’s Friday night. Thinking in Georgia high school football is a bigger draw than a random NFL game. Stay tuned for the next excuse.

Parts of Texas including Dallas were flooded today with torrential rain. So which Ritz Carlton did Ted Cruz leave the state for?

As Lindsey Graham continues his efforts not to testify before a Georgia grand jury….if he were innocent wouldn’t Senator Graham want not only to testify but to speak out loudly to any reporter who would listen?

Stephen Colbert is off this week. But okay, could even the great Colbert really have come up with anything as funny as some of Velveeta Voldemort’s rants and excuses over the documents he had at Mar-A-Lago?

As Maddow reports tonight DOJ never considered criminal charges against Velveeta Voldemort at all. Rachel – “Former Attorney General Barr lied.” See how easy those words are to say. Why are they so hard for most of the media?

I’m so old I remember when just writing a book called “What Happened” was enough to get Hillary Clinton branded a sore loser.

300+ classified documents deliberately taken to Mar-A-Lago. That we know of. So far. But her emails.

From NY Times, just on the 15 boxes that WERE given to archives in Jan 2022, which included documents from CIA, NSA & FBI. “Mr. Trump went through the boxes himself in late 2021, according to multiple people briefed on his efforts, before turning them over.” So what did he keep?

All you need to know about today’s GOP is that they are trying to demonize Dr. Anthony Fauci and have made a hero out of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Big and little leagues

August 21, 2022

Baltimore Orioles beat Boston Red Sox on Sunday night in Little League Classic in front of sellout crowd 2,467 fans at Williamsport’s Bowman Field. 2,467 fans. Or as the Oakland A’s call that at the Coliseum- a good Tuesday night.

SF Giants were 107-55 in 2021 Baltimore Orioles were 52-110 in 2021 Who had the Orioles closer to an MLB wild card spot in 2022 than the Giants?

Marcell Ozuna booed by home fans at the beginning of his in 1st game since his Friday morning DUI arrest.

Wonder why Braves fans didn’t boo Ozuna in his 1st game this season – after suspension for May 2021 arrest for assault charges of strangulation & battery after police said they witnessed him attacking his wife.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is on Florida’s banned book list. Guess Governor Deathsantis doesn’t want kids reading his mission statement?

In my Florida high school we had Romeo & Juliet abridged version. Without Mercutio’s dirty lines.”Cut off the heads of the maidens, or their maidenheads.” “O that she were an open-arse & thou a popp’rin pear … We found unabridged copies & read carefully to find the good stuff.

So Velveeta Voldemort now calls McConnell a ‘broken down hack’ & says the Senate Minority leader is ‘openly disparaging’ Republican candidates. Translation, when many of these nutjobs lose in November, the Former Guy will blame Mitch.

Used to think Jake Tapper wanted to be Anderson Cooper. Now it appears he wants to be Chuck Todd.

We know many documents were destroyed / flushed in Velveeta Voldemort’s White House. But DOJ says he illegally took many boxes of documents with him, why? Two answers make sense: They include information that incriminate others. Or they include information he could sell.

Fundraising email from Ivanka “My husband wrote a book.” The bad reviews mean Jared’s ghostwriter would probably prefer that no one knows they exist. But might be more accurate to say “My husband wrote a sentence.”

Travel agents have to laugh at lies from Fox & some right-wing media pretend NY is housing migrants bussed by Greg Abbott to NYC in “luxury hotel.” Daily Mail headline “$700 a night”. It’s the Row Hotel, former Milford Plaza. Check out reviews. Rates start closer to $100 a night.

A question for Florida Governor Ron Deathsantis: How can it be triggering and inappropriate for high school children to read books that talk about sex, but just fine for a 16 year old to be forced to bear a child?


August 20, 2022

Well, at least the SF Giants didn’t trade for Josh Hader.

It’s midnight. Do you know in which bar your Yankees’ fan friends are?

Not the Onion. As their suspended quarterback now is backtracking on any pretended remorse, and maintaining his innocence despite being accused by over 30 women, the Cleveland Browns are actually selling women’s Deshaun Watson jerseys.

Someday some of Velveeta Voldemort’s lawyers are going to need to look for new jobs. Wondering how these stints defending the indefensible are going to look on their resumes?

Woke up to see that Jake Tapper had retweeted Ivanka promoting her husband Jared’s book? Who does Jake think he is, Chuck Todd?

Dr. Oz seems to have problems embracing his authentic self. Perhaps he should have a talk with Cory Booker, who not only can reach across the aisle with love, but also is PROUD of being a New Jersey resident.

Lindsey Graham – I demand release of FBI search warrant for Mar-A-Lago because Americans have a right to know the truth. Also Lindsey- I couldn’t possibly testify before a Georgia criminal grand jury trying to find the truth. Today federal judge agreed latter statement is BS.

Mitch McConnell now says GOP may have a hard time retaking the Senate due to “candidate quality”.” Well, if there are “candidate quality” problems in Senate races then maybe they should fire their Senate leader?

Wrap your head around this one. Louisiana AG Jeff Landry delayed $39 million in funds for New Orleans for flood response over city not enforcing state abortion laws. So pregnant women & girls in city can’t make their own health choices but it’s fine if they die in a hurricane?

Apparently I’ve been talking a lot about what a great job Democrats have done with letting Medicare start to negotiate drug prices. Now getting ads on my personal email from PhRMA lying about government price setting. Bring it on.

(Hint, big Pharma, you’re wasting money.)

Just a number.

August 18, 2022

SF Cardinals beat Colorado Rockies 13-0 today, with Albert Pujolls, 42, hitting a grand slam and Adam Wainwright, 40, pitching 7 shutout innings. Apparently Cardinals are the first team in MLB history to have a player at least 40 years old hit a grand slam and another at least 40 to pitch seven shutout innings in the same game.

Talk about a battle for the aged.

With just over 40 games to go, the New York Yankees, 3-7 in their last 10 games, still have a 9 game lead in the AL East.

The nonstop doom and gloom, however, among NY fans and media would have you think the Yankees were 9 games out.

“Oh shut up,” think fans of at least 20 MLB other teams.

If MLB umpire misses a ball getting to first base before the runner, replay will overturn it and the batter will be out. If MLB umpire misses a clear strike and a batter walks instead of striking out, nothing can be done. What’s wrong with this picture?

11 game suspension for Deshaun Watson. Over 30 women accused him of sexual misconduct. So it would have taken 50 women to come forward to get him suspended for the season? WTF NFL?

Stacey Abrams, when CNN’s Erin Burnett tries to credit Brian Kemp for certifying 2020 election “He did his job. I will not lionize someone for not committing treason. If we have lowered our standards so much simply not doing wrong is the only metric, that is deeply problematic.”

Judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed FBI’s search warrant, had home address posted on right-wing sites, along w/ antisemitic slurs. He’s also received death threats. Violence is wrong, period, but where are all the GOP who professed outrage at protests at homes of SCOTUS judges?

Washington Post reports Velveeta Voldemort is having trouble finding lawyers. Gosh, who knew not paying people before throwing them under the bus at the first sign of trouble might decrease your potential hiring pool?

Just over 80 days before Nov midterm elections. Besides lies told by GOP about Democrats, be on lookout for lies told by GOP about themselves: Example, Grassley told constituents he supported $35 cap on insulin, after voting against it. Call them out, folks, #DemocratsDeliver

Velveeta Voldemort statement “American people should be permitted to see unredacted affidavit related to raid & break-in (sic) of his home, Mar-a-Lago.” So if he cares so much about transparency, what about demanding unredacted version of Mueller report? And those tax returns…

DOJ is worried that even redacted search warrant if released may make it obvious to Velveeta Voldemort who might have “ratted” him out to the FBI. Have to assume a number of his former acolyltes and even family members will be staying away from staircases and windows.

Saw headline about “consumer prices rising 10% in July” & was surprised as I’d heard US numbers were improving. Turns out story is from BRITAIN. Where inflation was worse in July than June. And UK still has conservative-led government. By world standards, US doing pretty well.

Deshaun Watson -accused by over 25 women-“I’ll continue to stand on my innocence, just because you know settlements & things like that happen doesn’t mean that a person is guilty for anything… Is that word salad Watson’s way of saying someday he’ll run for Senate as Republican?

Not all stars.

August 18, 2022

Non political rant for a change: While there’s a huge disparity in the product on the field with various MLB rosters these days pretty sure NO ONE pays their way into a major league baseball game to see an umpire’s interpretation of the strike zone.

Sources told ESPN: “CFP’s Board briefly discussed possibility of restructuring, with major college football potentially being governed outside of NCAA.”

Uh, does anyone believe NCAA is governing the sport NOW?

College football is now run by TV & $$$. Period.

Anyone defending the LIV tour because “the Saudis are making progress on human rights, especially women’s rights…” A Saudi woman was just sentenced to 34 years in prison for having a Twitter account and retweeting an activisit promoting women’s rights. The imprisoned woman had only 2,597 followers.

Wanted Liz Cheney to win primary against Velveeta Voldemort cult member, but race wasn’t close.

In 2020, 42 Congressional races had margin of victory of 5% or less of total votes cast: 5 for Senate, 37 for House. Thinking of donating $$ or time? Look at races like that.

Fox News complaining “CNN, MSNBC, ABC fawn over Liz Cheney after primary loss, blame ‘broken’ GOP & ‘cult of Trump.” Actually question is – Cheney has one of most conservative voting records in Congress. Why doesn’t Fox News fawn over her? They’re admitting they’re part of cult?

There have been a lot of candidates with Velveeta Voldemort and his acolyles for the best example of Freud NAILING projection. But this is a strong contender: Steve Bannon just called John Fetterman “satanic.”

Why do I have a feeling that the same people who objected to “The Diary of Anne Frank” in school would have no problem with a memoir of teen years written by Kyle Rittenhouse?

A Texas school district has banned “The Diary of Anne Frank” because a parent complained “the book shouldn’t be read without parental supervision.” So when is Texas going to require parents to come to school to supervise active shooter drills?

Learned word “decapitated” as child when reading newspaper (inaccurate) story on Jayne Mansfield’s death. Today’s children may have learned it in reading newspaper about what happened to 4th graders at Uvalde. And some school districts claim classic novels are “too upsetting?”

Appalling that a Saudi woman was sentenced to 34 years in prison for having a Twitter account and for following and retweeting dissidents and activists. But you know that Velveeta Voldemort, Deathsantis and others in GOP would do the same in the US if they could.


August 16, 2022

Meanwhile, have I said lately how much I love baseball?

ESPN reports “Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers frustrated with drops, inconsistency by young receivers.” How long until he screams at them to get off his lawn?

San Diego Padres have canceled Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night, replacing it with a Juan Soto-shirt giveaway. Maybe they could just give the bobbleheads away along with a coupon for ringworm medication?

Harriett Hageman – “By our vote today, Wyoming has put the elites on notice.” Please, Ms. Hageman, you were endorsed by a man who bragged about gold-plated toilets on his private jet…

Liz Cheney : “Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again … But it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election.”

Watching Liz Cheney tonight as a Democrat is a perfect illustration of what Amy Klobuchar meant when she said “Courage is standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.”

Hard to wrap my head around this: Cheney family has been political royalty in Wyoming for decades. Velveeta Voldemort probably couldn’t find state on a map and didn’t even campaign there in 2020. And yet Wyoming GOP will throw Liz Cheney out on his say-so? It’s a cult.

Population of Wyoming: 581,348

Population of my county alone, Santa Clara, only the 6th most populous in California: 1.924 million

Even with a landslide 70% in 2020 Velveeta Voldemort got fewer than 200,000 votes. Don’t let media tell you what “Americans” are thinking.

MSNBC points out according to 538, Liz Cheney voted with Velveeta Voldemort 92.9% of the time, more even than Mark Meadows. Liz is no moderate. But she cares about the law. Today’s GOP – Law and order my a**

Florida court ruled 16 year old girl is not mature enough to decide to have an abortion. Also Florida: schools that teach sex education must emphasize abstinence. Since that didn’t work will state also order boy who got her pregnant to support child from birth for next 18 years.

Do Americans realize, 1 in 50 pregnancies is ecotopic, where the fetus cannot possibly survive, but if left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can result in life-threatening hemorrhage? The only treatment is either a medical or surgical abortion GOP wants to kill women.

After August 31, 2022, Ritz-Carlton Cancun, which opened in 1978 as the first Ritz Carlton outside the US, is leaving the brand. They couldn’t wash the stink off from a certain Senator from Texas?


August 16, 2022

Tuesday night, Cy Young favorites face off Astros ace Justin Verlander, 1.85 ERA, takes on White Sox ace Dylan Cease, 1.96 ERA. So it being baseball it the game will either be a great pitchers’ duel, or they’ll both be knocked out by the 5th inning.

Fernando Tatis Sr, complaining about son’s suspension “Millions of fans (will) stop watching baseball now. It’s a total disappointment for something so insignificant.” Speaking of not worth it, w/ $340 million contract, why take so much as aspirin w/out checking w/ team doctors?

Lots of apoplectic Yankees fans tonight over their team’s 2-8 record in last 10 games.

NY is ONLY now 10 games ahead of Rays and Blue Jays with 46 to play….

Fans of most other teams in baseball, oh, STFU.

If you went to a random MLB baseball game this weekend you went through more security than anyone would have needed to get to classified documents at Mar-A-Lago.

Assume someone has told Rudy Giuliani that prison would make even Four Seasons Landscaping look luxurious.

At this point the hardest job on Rachel Maddow’s staff has to be whittling down the potential stories to an hour on Monday. So many indictments, so little time.

If some liberal teacher in Arizona said President Biden had “BDE,” Kari Lake would demand their immediate firing. And if it happened in Florida, DeSantis would say the heck with tenure & process, and would suspend the teacher himself.

“Donald Trump and his supporters have become quite creepy.” – Adam Kinzinger. No lies detected.

Velveeta Voldemort claiming he wants to help Merrick Garland “turn down the heat” is like an arsonist offering to turn up at the five-alarm fire fire he set with a small leaky water bucket.

Rachel Maddow reminds us 5/1 yrs ago we knew White House knew Michael Flynn was being investigated as foreign agent before Velveeta Voldemort chose him as National Security Advisor.

lNew hires need background check & fingerprinting to be bank tellers. When someone tells you who they are..


August 14, 2022

ESPN MLB power rankings, talking about the San Diego Padres.

“They’ll see L.A. nine more times in September, and chances are the Padres will be a different team by then. Their new stars should be settled in, and  Fernando Tatis Jr, navigating through a rehab assignment, should be back.”

This perhaps did not age well.

But is Fernando Tatis, Jr, the only MLB player taking performance enhancing drugs?

Or the only one stupid/arrogant enough to get caught?

Meanwhile, SF Giants, 6 games out of the last wild card, are now 300 to 1 to win the World Series.

“So you’re saying there’s a chance?

Yes, there are people actually apoplectic over performances in the first week of preseason football… (and preseason I think doesn’t even count in fantasy football.)

A question for MAGA election deniers… If Democrats were both so evil and capable as to steal a Presidential election, don’t you think they’d have done it in 2016?

NY Times reporting one of Velveeta Voldemort’s lawyer’s signed a written statement in June confirming that all classified material had been returned to the government. You mean FBI thought they lied? I’m shocked, shocked.

Dear NBC.

The stories from Meet the Press are supposed to come from the guests.

Not “what insane thing did the host say today?”

Sincerely, Americans tired of Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell.

Amy Klobuchar on Meet the Press says even as Senator to see some classified documents, she must go in special room w/out staff, phone or even Fitbit. “They HAVE to stay in secure locations. & Mar-A-Lago, where you can check out tennis raquets & golf clubs, is not one of them.”

Man who attacked FBI’s Cincinnati office was on bureau’s radar for months for possible extremist behavior. Since no one died except him, story will probably quickly fade from news cycle. But as Former Guy & GOP continue to lie to stoke rage, next time we might not be so lucky.

Does anyone think Velveeta Voldemort and Melania even know who Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were?

Almost keeping score?

August 13, 2022

Preseason football games have started.

For all those whose who don’t think polls months before elections are irrelevant enough.

On Browns pregame show interview – DeShaun Watson, whose six game suspension is being challenged by the NFL – the league wants more – “I want to say that I’m truly sorry to all of the women that I have impacted in this situation.”

I liked “pushed into a lifeboat” better.

(and yes, “Sorry” is the hardest word, but hey, how about, sorry, period?

Just saying, politics aside if you don’t pay your lawyers at some point you’re going to get the lawyers you deserve.

Velveeta Voldemort had as much authority to declassify Top Secret – SCI documents as he had authority to overturn a lawful election. In this country we have Presidents, not kings.

So are we about to find out if Velveeta Voldemort can violate the Espionage Act in plain sight without losing any supporters?

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich “If those documents were there & presented a threat to national security of course you had to go pick up those documents.” This isn’t hard.

Liz Cheney likely to lose her primary next week. Now, Lisa Murkowski did win as write-in in Alaska. But for future could Liz just run for Congress in 2024 somewhere less extreme than Wyoming? Dr. Oz illustrating you don’t have to live in a state to run for office.

Not generally a Ro Khanna fan, but while interviewed by CNN about Inflation Reduction Act he’s asked about FBI search warrant at Mar-A-Lago. “The less the politicians say the better.” Exactly. Let the FBI and DOJ do their jobs.

In the new Diane Keaton movie “Mack and Rita,” a young woman apparently wakes up suddenly to find herself in a much older woman’s body. Thinking many of us “forever young” women of a certain age can relate to that feeling.

You know you live in the US when your company is acquired and as part of onboarding for new company you have to complete “active shooter preparedness training.” (And pass a test.)

I wish this was a joke.

US dreaming

August 11, 2022

Today’s “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa was between the 46 and 64 Chicago Cubs, and the 44 and 66 Cincinnati Reds.

For fans of both, guessing the dream was that someday soon they’ll get to watch a good baseball team.

Athough SF Giants fans had to enjoy the relief of one night where we were certain we wouldn’t be enraged by the team’s lack of defense.

(Giants were off tonight.)

Remember when we joked that George W. Bush pronounced it nuclear “nucular.” Those days seem so quaint.

Okay, now we know that today was really really really bad for Velveeta Voldemort. Fox News website has TWO headlines on Hunter Biden.

f you are more upset about Beto O’Rourke using the term mother-bleeper when someone chuckled about Uvalde than you are about 19 children and 2 teachers being slaughtered then can I respectfully suggest you go bleep yourself?

Eric Trump said in fundraising email yesterday his father never gotten so much as a speeding ticket.

Eric’s father probably hasn’t driven himself in years, but if he were pulled over going 100 mph he’d claim it was fake radar & the police officer was politically motivated.

Somewhere Richard Nixon has to be thinking, if I’d only blamed Watergate on Democrats trying to sabotage their own losing candidate…. Of course, Nixon didn’t have Fox News.

Well, really, should we surprised that a man who dumped the body of his ex-wife next to the first tee at his golf club, also dumped classified state secrets in his resort basement?

GOP. Merrick Garland needs to release the search warrant.

Breaking news. Merrick Garland is going to release the search warrant.

GOP – where will we move the goalposts tomorrow?

Love this detail: Merrick Garland makes clear that warrants are generally private, and he would not normally ask to unseal the warrant. Except that Velveeta Voldemort angrily already made it public that there was a search warrant. And is lying about it & attacking FBI agents.

So is there a SINGLE Republican member of Congress willing to stand up and at least say we should see what’s in that warrant and what FBI found before a rush to judgment? I’m waiting.

There are military veterans in Congress, including a number of GOP Senators – Ernst, Graham, Cotton, Inhofe, Sullivan…. You’d think one of them at least would say something about a search warrant over a possible serious threat to national security. You’d think..

Mistakes were made…

August 10, 2022

Saw story that Marshawn Lynch was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas.

Later follow-up story, he was (allegedly) driving a car with one missing tire and another flat when he was arrested.

Okay, how drunk do you have to be not to notice..??

(All kidding aside sounds like he’s lucky not to have killed someone, or himself.)

Cleveland Browns say they expect to start QB Deshaun Watson, accused of sexual assault by over two dozen women, in preseason opener this weekend.

Can’t imagine how people get the idea NFL hates women.

Phrase I’m really tired of hearing watching MLB baseball –

“He’s been giving that pitch all day but not this time.” Uh, strike zone doesn’t change.

Neither should umpire’s “interpretation.”

Can anyone remember any instance when Velveeta Voldemort turned down the opporunity to talk… except when he was faced with deposition or other request to testify under oath? #FifthAmendment

Appointed by as Assistant US Attorney General by George W. Bush.

Personal attorney for Chris Christie during Bridgegate.

Appointed to his current position by Donald Tr*mp.

FBI Director Chris Wray.

Should we be shocked that the same Republican party that wants us to forget the death of Brian Sicknick, is now attacking the FBI? They are as much “pro-law and order” as they are “pro-life”

Will keep saying this: All Velveeta Voldemort has to do to prove his allegations that the search warrant is part of a witch hunt is to show us his copy of the warrant. We’re waiting.

Scary story on Facebook turning over private messages to police over Nebraska abortion. Meta claims they didn’t know it was about abortion. Where does this end? Are anti-choice fanatics going to go after airlines & travel agents booking trips for women from red to blue states?

About half of Senators, on both sides of aisle, in Washington are lawyers. Which means they all know rules on search warrants and raids.

Which means Republicans defending Velveeta Voldemrort are not stupid.

They just think we are. (Yes, talking to you, Ted Cruz. Etc.)

Reminder, less than 4 days ago, Democrats, w/ 50-50 Senate, passed major bill to lower prescription drug costs for seniors & to fight climate change. And Inflation Reduction Act is FAR more consequential than GOP manufactured outrage over legal search warrant. #DemocratsDeliver

Cutting through all the BS: The FBI could not have gotten a search warrant without probable cause. Period.

Rich and richer?

August 10, 2022

Federal judge on Tuesday ruled against three golfers who were seeking to participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after leaving the PGA Tour for the upstart LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Oh, this millionaire on billionaire violence….

But again, how much does it pain many of us, in anything, to give the PGA the moral high ground,.

Not that the Red Sox are going anywhere this year, but WTF was Chris Sale doing on a bike last week?

If the story has already become that FBI might have planted evidence, then what the FBI found when they executed the search warrant must be very very bad indeed.

No one knows details yet. BUT… Occam’s Razor would say likely reason so many GOP leaders defend a criminal loser against an FBI search warrant over documents just might be their names being in those seized documents.

Actual headline on CNN about Dana Bash “CNN anchor says Trump’s political positioning after search was ‘genius.”‘

Dear CNN, you will never be Fox News.

Stop trying.

PS Real “Genius” is getting Inflation Reduction Act passed in a 50-50 Senate.

Give me a break. Now some in media, not just FOX News, making big deal of President Biden coughing this am before signing CHIPS bill. Uh, many of us considerably younger than Joe have coughs that lingers long after simple cold is over. Let alone COVID. Media hates good news.

Did a single Republican ranting about the unannounced search warrant at Mar-A-Lago say a word about the mistaken no-knock warrant that resulted in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor? I’ll wait.

Stephen Colbert’s mic drop of the night. Alex Jones swore there was nothing incriminating in his phone records, “that’s what they’ve got… and there’s no d*ck pics, no nothing.” “Oh Alex, I beg to differ, every picture of you is a d*ck pic.”