Archive for September 27, 2022

Out of town.

September 27, 2022

Small in the grand scheme of things but with Ian bearing down on Florida, whoever set it up that the Tampa Bay Rays’ last regular season scheduled home game was two days ago looks like a genius.

Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier has entered transfer portal. He told ESPN that his main priority in choosing a school is finding the best situation to both win games and prepare himself for the NFL. Well, at least Hank’s not even pretending it’s about academics.

Golfweek reports that LIV Golf is nearing a deal to buy airtime which would see its events broadcast for the first time. The network is Fox Sports.

I am shocked said nobody.

Chrissy Teigen admitted her heartbreaking 2020 “miscarriage” at 20 weeks was actually “life-saving abortion” w/ nonviable pregnancy. Now Cancun Cruz claims Teigen is lying & just calling miscarriage an abortion because she is pro-choice.

STFU is mildest response I can think of.

President Biden has been nothing but supportive of Florida, January 6 committee has postponed Sept 28th hearing, even Ron Deathsantis has toned his rhetoric down a bit. But political leader who has said NOTHING about Ian is one who claims to be Florida resident at Mar-A-Lago.

Are all these Republicans apparently in love in authoritarianism paying attention to Putin’s forced draft? Or are they just thinking if US ends up with such a leader they’ll be too old and decrepit to be “mobilized?”

Mitch McConnell supports Electoral Count Act. Chuck Schumer supports Electoral Count Act. Nine Republicans co-sponsor Electoral Count Act.

It passed out of Rules committee 14-1.

But just to keep it from being too much of bipartisan Kumbaya moment -we’had Cancun Cruz objecting. Will Rogers never met Ted Cruz.

Open note to people who discover secrets that are seriously dangerous to democracy and/or national security. You have a better chance of selling a book some day if you divulge those secrets at the time you learn them.


Late and not lamented.

September 27, 2022

NFL is apparently cancelling the Pro Bowl. “What a shame” said absolutely nobody.

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving says he gave up 4-year, $100M-plus contract extension to be unvaccinated. So the man who has said the earth is flat and vaccines are bad, is telling us he doesn’t get math either. Got it.

Congratulations to the Cleveland Guardians, baseball’s youngest team, on clinching the AL Central

How young are the Guardians? Let’s just say it wouldn’t be a shock if the locker room celebration included milk and cookies.

Online trivia game tonight had a question: “Give last names of all of the women who have served as prime minister of United Kingdom.”

As an Anglophile that was an easy one, there have been three.

(It’s a sadly easier answer in the US, zero.)

So if you’ve just been at O’Hare Airport and you’re eating Garrett’s cheese popcorn for lunch that counts as dairy and a vegetable, right? Asking for a friend.

With Hurricane Ian bearing down, wonder how many Floridians in the path of Hurricane Ian would love to get out of the state asap on a plane chartered by Ron Desantis.

So let’s get this straight…latest “how many people have to be lying for Velveeta Voldemort to be telling the truth,” allegation is that FBI, led by Donald’s appointee Christopher Wray, PLANTED evidence at Mar-A-Lago? Even OJ Simpson thinks that’s a stretch.

For anyone following Italy’s decision to elect Giorgia Meloni PM and thinking they might be facist-curious, here’s a simple fact: When you give up democracy, it’s really really hard to get it back. Facists with power don’t like elections.

Vladimir Putin just granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden. Wait until Snowden figures out that means he can be drafted for Putin’s war against Ukraine.

Rachel Maddow brings up a really scary point about election deniers, now a major faction of GOP,

If elections don’t matter then it doesn’t matter what voters want. The ruling party can do what THEY want.

Admittedly my day job isn’t writing & don’t get paid for tweets but wish we lived in a country now where people discover serious crimes against democracy didn’t feel they had to save the details for their books….