Archive for August 5, 2022

The week that almost was

August 5, 2022

Well at least SF Giants fans knew for sure they wouldn’t be disappointed today. Giants had an off day. Sigh.

Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the IL, but manager Dave Roberts said he expects him to be back just before the postseason. Have to wonder, how many Los Angeles fans are thinking – or maybe shut Clayton down FOR the postseason?

There’s a little bit of Gregg Popovich in anyone who’s been a true part of the Spurs organization.

https://www.si.com/wnba/2022/08/06/hammon-former-russian-olympian-calls-for-putin-to-release-griner

In the US, we’re actually in 2022, now worried about community spread of…POLIO?!! Waiting for GOP anti-vaxxers to take credit.

On a lighter note, (okay maybe not for them), Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have reportedly broken up after 9 months together,

So Congratulations to all those who had August 5 in the pool.


Republicans are incensed that Inflation Reduction Act hires more IRS agents. Today’s GOP has finally found a right to privacy they believe in – the right of millionaires to cheat on their tax returns.

Kari Lake has now been declared the winner in Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary. Tuesday night she was screaming about voter fraud. So when is GOP calling in the cyber ninjas?

So if we can get to 52 or 53 Democratic Senators it doesn’t mean that they’ll all agree on everything and all legislation will be easy. But it will be much better. (And at least it won’t always come down to drama with the same two.)

Biden “shocked & saddened” after GOP Rep Jackie Walorski was killed in car crash in Indiana & ordered DC flags at 1/2 mast. Walorski was 1 of 147 GOP Congress members who voted to object to Electoral College results. Joe doesn’t hold grudges. Isn’t it nice having a President?

CNN reports “Trump has specifically been counseled to cut contact w/his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.” Of course Velveeta Voldemort will ignore the counsel. But it means Meadows is talking. We’re gonna have a nationwide popcorn shortage.

Meanwhile, it’s Friday night. But let’s see, Kansas, jobs report, Inflation Reduction deal which helps with climate change AND prescription drug cost, now Alex Jones ordered to pay $45 million in punitive damages. Not a bad week so far.