Archive for October 2022

Who dat cat

October 31, 2022

The voodoo cat is irreplacable. But the voodoo kitten is learning her job.

Basketball is not politics. And the NBA season is young.

But the pundits said San Antonio would win 20 games out of 82.

Seven games into the season they’re 5-2. Pundits can be wrong.

In football you don’t have to worry about the redundant phrase ‘complete game shutout.’ But for New Orleans Saints today’s effort against the Las Vegas Raidersat was a complete game. And for the defense, a shutout.

If North Carolina elects her to the Senate, Cheri Beasley will help create a lot of new jobs in the state.

One job, however, was probably already created by Eddy Pinero on Sunday – Carolina Panthers place-kicker.

Raiders coach Josh McDaniels ”

“I apologize to Raider Nation for that performance and, again, I own that. That’s my responsibility.”

Uh, even as a Saints fan, when you lose 24-0 to a 2-5 team, I think the responsibility just might go a little further than the coach.

Michelle Wolf made joke about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ “perfect smokey eye makeup…” and GOP along with conservative media lost their collective minds.

Glenn Youngkin jokes about Nancy Pelosi and her husband after Paul Pelosi was attacked & injured with a hammer…and crickets.

On SNL – Cecily Strong as Kari Lake asked about 2020 election denial. “Can you media types just get over the one thing I made the centerpiece of my campaign for months…” And, “If the people of Arizona elect me I’ll make sure they never have to vote ever again.

I’m thinking nostalgically back to the days when “Vote for the Worst” was only a thing on American Idol.

Not an SNL skit. CNN reports Maggie Hassan’s GOP Senate opponent shared at a Thursday event the hoax claim children are being told they can identify as cats & use litter boxes in schools.

But yeah, the GOP hasn’t become a cult… #sarcasm

One reason I’m such an Amy Klobuchar fan is she gets to the point. After a discussion on social media security she was asked “Now that Elon Musk runs Twitter do you trust him?”

“No, I do not.”

But while I post a lot on Amy Klobuchar. Cory Booker is also a really good Senator.

He’s traveled to campaign recently for Warnock, Beasley, Hassan, Fetterman & Bennet.

This week his plan is to hel Whitmer, Barnes & Cortez Masto. Amy & Cory are working very hard.

Media would prefer to cover the train wrecks in Congress and say Democrats aren’t fighting.


0 for something

October 28, 2022

I LIKE Justin Verlander but if we’re talking World Series, forget comparison to equally bad Clayton Kershaw.

Justin’s WS line so far 8 games, 0-6, 6.07 ERA,

Compared to 5 games, 4-1 0.25 ERA There is only one Madison Bumgarner. #ForeverGiant

If Astros get another 4-0 lead in World Series they should either only score two runs or not score at all until Phillies score a run. Dusty Baker clearly is cursed with 5-0 leads. –

Brooklyn Nets issued statement condemning Kyrie Irving’s promotion of an antisemitic film.

This after Irving’s anti-vax, flat-earth statements etc.

So question is, how long until Kyrie’s skills diminish enough that teams & advertisers cut him loose?

Reports that Paul Pelosi, 82, had presence of mind at 2 am to call 911 & speak in code to dispatcher to get police to home ASAP.

Otherwise outcome might well have been sadly different

Susan Collins only few weeks ago “I wouldn’t be surprised if senator or House member were killed,”

Meanwhile Fox News on Pelosi attack gone from

“no motive”


“linked to radical nudist”

Same Fox News wants to shut down border if 1 immigrant so much as injures someone in car accident.

to Laura Ingraham: “will Democrats attempt to use actions of one lone lunatic to chill political speech?”

Fox News now headlining Paul Pelosi assault subject was “concerning online presence and ties to radical nudist activist.”

The man posted videos from the My Pillow Guy, along with COVID, January 6 and Q-Anon conspiracy theories. There is no bottom.

ESPN headline – “Rams WR Cooper Kupp: ‘All NFL games should be played on grass.” Guess he’s talking about artificial turf. But Kupp could be talking about legalized marijunana.

Velveeta Voldemort loved to accuse Democrats of a “war on Christmas.

Velveeta Voldemort is fundraising by selling “Let’s go Brandon.” Christmas wrapping paper. No joke.

Jesus wept.

Anyone who predicts 2022 midterm results at this point is guessing.

But there is a method to the madness of GOP election deniers. If they win, they will gloat. If they lose, they will claim cheating.

Democracy in these cases has become playing Candyland with a three year old.

And look, I have a twisted sense of humor. But I am not an elected official and yeah, some things I don’t say even in writing..

Anyone else waiting for Glenn Youngkin to apologize for his ill-conceived joke about Paul and Nancy Pelosi?

Who dat bad?

October 27, 2022

The New Orleans Saints are 2-5. If they win on Sunday they could be tied for the NL South lead.

Meanwhile, while things are tense on Twitter tonight with new ownership, at least Tom Brady and the Bucs are getting owned by the Baltimore Ravens.

Today’s GOP full of conservative family values types who nonetheless have fallen in line behind an adulterous radical because they both care about winning.

But they are apoplectic Liz Cheney has endorsed moderate Democrat Elissa Slotkin because they both care about democracy..

As a white woman I am conscious of privilege. But that moment when a troll calls you a Karen because you attack Kari Lake…. ??!!

Also that moment you are reminded… trolls are really stupid

Dear Arizona Republicans:

All snark aside, while he wouldn’t have been thrilled about the choice, you KNOW Senator John McCain in this general election would have endorsed Katie Hobbs.

GOP: We are genuflecting before a would-be Senator who admits domestic violence, has lied about the number of children he has, and has now been accused by at least two women of paying for their abortion. Also GOP: We impeached President Clinton over a consensual blow job.

GOP claims they would be better for the economy than Democrats. And for a great example on how Conservative led government focused on tax cuts for wealthy would do they point us to Great Britain and Liz Truss… Oops.

So hypothetically speaking how many women would have to allege Herschel Walker paid for their abortion before GOP Senators would distance themselves from him?

Herschel Walker is denying he paid for a 2nd abortion, adding. “I didn’t kill JFK either.” Since Walker, born March 3, 1962, was a toddler at the time of JFK’s assassination, that second statement I actually believe.

New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak no longer expected to attend COP27 climate summit in Egypt in Nov. due to “other pressing commitments.”

As any travel agent or travel planner knows- COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh is logistical nightmare. Maybe even he couldn’t get decent flight or hotel room?

WTAF? Steven McCraw said he would resign as Director of Texas Department of Public Safety after Uvalde if it turned out they had failed, but now says “As an institution, we didn’t fail the community.”

Uh, how exactly many dead children would have constituted failure?

Stephen Colbert nails on upcoming midterms saying HE knows what’s going to happen. “For the next 13 days news media is going to yank our chains like they’re trying to start a leaf blower.”

Ignore what media says. Vote like democracy depends on it. Because it does. #VoteBlue

We don’t need no stinking fans…

October 26, 2022

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff says fans are ‘not in favor’ of USC, UCLA move to the Big Ten.

Silly wabbit, as if fans ever had anything to do with it.

Bizarre bit of baseball trivia ahead of the World Series… this player has a 0-6 record with an ERA of 5.68 in the World Series in his career. The man is Justin Verlander. Time for that to change for Justin to help get Dusty Baker his ring. #Astros

Notice how both Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are standing by their comments chewing out players on their own teams. And no one is contradicting them. Maybe the Pack & Bucs locker rooms are all just waiting for these old men to stop screaming about their lawns.

Not getting headlines yet, but as President Biden talked today about “junk fees,” if he and his Democratic administration can do something about hotel resort fees they would get true bipartisan applause. Resort fees s*ck. Period.

Thank you Trevor Noah, who correctly identified the real lead during last night’s #PADebate – Dr. Oz believes abortion should be between a woman, and her doctor and “local elected officials.” And THAT’s what Oz said with his outside voice.

Stephen Colbert nails on upcoming midterms saying HE knows what’s going to happen. “For the next 13 days news media is going to yank our chains like they’re trying to start a leaf blower.” Ignore what media says. Vote like democracy depends on it. Because it does. #VoteBlue

Some in media & on Twitter are claiming listening to John Fetterman last night was “painful.” Clearly those people have never spent much time watching C-Span 2. Listening stroke-survivor Fetterman was inspiring. Now, listening to Ted Cruz pontificate, THAT’s painful.

Yahoo News headline: “Surprising leading cause of death of pregnant women.” This is in USA so only people surprised are no doubt men: The cause is homicide, “usually linked to intimate partner violence & firearms.” Amy Klobuchar’s boyfriend loophole bill was a START to fix this.

Asking every single media pundit wringing their hands as to whether or not John Fetterman will be fit to serve in the Senate why they’re not equally concerned about re-electing Chuck Grassley, a man who will be 95 years old in his next term.

Even the reddest states require vaccines for children to attend both public and private schools – polio, MMR, chickenpox, Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (TDAP), etc. And even Republican leaders immunize their kids. COVID vaccine controversy is about politics, period.

Spurred on.

October 25, 2022

San Antonio Spurs were projected to win 20-21 games in the 2022-23 season. Four games in, they’ve won three. It is just possible that Gregg Popovich is a very good coach.

Meanwhile the Los Angeles Lakers are 0-3 and shooting 21.2% on three-point attempts. 21.2%??!!! Shaquille O’Neal’s free throw percentage was almost three times as good by comparison (.582)

Aaron Judge has to have a pretty thick skin to have played in the Bronx. But still can’t have felt good to be booed repeatedly in the postseason this year by home-town fans at Yankee Stadium.

Dear Aaron, in San Francisco, fans don’t boo our stars.

Can anyone imagine if a woman politician said “local political officials” should be part of the decision making process on if unmarried men could use Viagra?

On top of the pure ableist meanness GOP is directing at John Fetterman as he recovers from a stroke (and he IS recovering), Republicans have the unmitigated gall to question John’s fitness at the same time they shrug and say Herschel Walker’s mental state doesn’t matter.

Sorry, Dr. Oz, “Local political leaders” need to stay the h*ll out of our bedrooms and our hospitals.

And for anyone paying attention it’s also obvious that that GOP has the same stategy for gay marriage -let red states refuse to accept it. The only “gaffe” on this is that Dr. Oz said the quiet part out loud.

Not that I expect decency from Mitch McConnell. But you’d think a polio survivor would feel some responsibility to warn people about vaccines for the upcoming winter.

Hey Adidas. I don’t buy your clothes and shoes anyway so I can’t boycott.. but what took you so long to dump Ye?

Yesterday’s school shooting barely made headlines. Now reading things like “witnesses say lives saved after gunman’s weapon jammed mid-attack, & “St Louis Public Schools say police ‘quickly stopped’ the gunman. So “ONLY” two died. This is a success story?

It’s the guns, stupid.

About the same time you realize that GOP positions are so far out of the mainstream for average Americans is the moment you TRULY get why GOP’s election strategy has switched from looking for votes to voter suppression.

WTF Fox News? Just read their synopsis of Pete Buttigieg’s interview on Stephen Colbert Tuesday: “Buttigieg also shared that his mindset changed “completely” since adopting twins with his partner, Chasten.” Partner?! The word, Fox News, is HUSBAND. Pete & Chasten are married.

Two weeks to go before the midterms. For anyone who ever studied history and wondered what you might do to save democracy, this is your chance. Donate, volunteer, speak up, VOTE!

Gap in the year.

October 24, 2022

Astros swept, Phillies won in 5. But World Series doesn’t start until Friday. I already miss baseball.

Yeah the Spurs are in an acknowledged rebuilding year.

But San Antonio IS 3-1.

Gregg Popovich coached teams do not tank.

Weird bit of trivia from across the pond.

Widely reported that Rishi Sunak is the first person of colour to be Prime Mininster of Great Britain.

He is also the first graduate of Stanford Business School to be Prime Minister of Great Britain.

If Democrats hold the House and pick up at least two Senate seats a lot of stuff will get done to benefit average Americans in the next two years.

But competence isn’t clickbait.

The media is rooting for chaos. Period.

GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski, running for re-election in Alaska, just said she will vote to re-elect Dem Rep. Mary Peltola & vice versa.

Should be great story; 2 women who care about their state more than they care about party politics.

So why isn’t it getting more attention?

When you’re innocent, you want a chance to tell the truth to clear your name.

Lindsey Graham doesn’t want to testify.

This is a lot easier to figure out than a Wordle

Another thing that would be funny if it weren’t our democracy we’re talking about:

Same GOP & conservative media who spend so much time trying to amplify the slightest Biden misstep into a sign of dementia sure do adore the “Person, woman, man, camera, TV” guy.

Winter is coming

October 23, 2022

Dear Aaron Judge. In San Francisco fans will not boo you. Love and hint hint, #SFGiants fans.

Sports is relatively biparisan. Have cheered loudly for athletes who vote against me.

But how many true sports fans would claim they wouldn’t accept any outcomes where their team lost? And yes, I’m a Saints fan & New Orleans was scr*wed in 2019. But we didn’t riot over it.

Not condoning what the Houston Astros did in 2017. But if anyone thinks the Astros were the only team cheating with signs, I have a bridge not too far from the NY Yankees to sell them.

This is finding common ground: Ted Cruz and I are rooting for the same team in the World Series. To quote Cory Booker “not taking away my joy.”

In Dusty we trusty. #ForeverGiant

In an incredibly polarized time in America, at least most of the country could come together to enjoy Tom Brady getting his a** kicked by the Carolina Panthers today.

If MLB hadn’t expanded the playoffs in 2022 the Philadelphia Phillies, the third wild card, wouldn’t have even made the postseason. Now they’re going to the World Series.

Republicans punish undocumented immigrants, but not those who employ them. Republicans punish pregnant women, not the men who get them pregnant. See the pattern?

If you want reason to be happy about ALCS NLCS results, even if you don’t care about Astros or Phillies.. Short series, 4 & 5 games respectively, meant lot less revenue for Fox Sports.

And less opportunity for Stephen Miller’s dishonest “Citizens for Sanity” PAC to spew hate.

Something I really don’t get. Media in US seems to love idea of authoritarian leadership because they think it will be better for ratings. Have they paid attention to what happens to journalists & media in countries currently run by authoritarians? Russia, China, Hungary, Iran…

If the issue hadn’t been decided decades ago today’s Republicans would campaign against seat belt laws.

GOP likes to talk about economy. What if… you’re in school & can’t afford baby? you’re married w/ kids & can’t afford another child? you can’t afford time off work for pregnancy? you can’t afford hospital bills for nonviable fetus?

Women’s rights are economic rights.

Serious question, why does anyone watch Chuck Todd?

Velveeta Voldemort had a rally in Robstown, Texas Saturday night

Robstown, in case you didn’t know, (I didn’t) is a suburb of Corpus Christi. But apparently VV still owes El Paso $500k for 2019 rally. So maybe no bigger city would take him.

Jamie Raskin is in Michigan & Minnesota campaigning for Democrats. Cory Booker in Arizona & Connecticut campaigning for Democrats. Amy Klobuchar’s seemingly everywhere campaigning for Democrats.

But media ignores them for loser’s rally in TX & says Dems need to fight harder?

For anyone who wants to “both sides” this 2022 midterms… 1. Give me a single example of serious 2020 voter fraud. 2. Give me a single example of where 2022 voter suppression is targeted against white people.

An ill wind..

October 21, 2022

Open note to the NY Yankees complaining about wind at Minute Maid Park. If they had wanted to have game 2 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium all they had to do was win more regular season games than the Astros. Just saying.

Todd Gurley told NFL Network that he hasn’t sent in his retirement papers, but said he doesn’t “think there’s any question” that he’s done playing football.

Translation, Gurley has no intention of coming back. Unless some team is crazy enough to pay him a ridiculous amount of money.

Now LSU Brian Kelly says instant replay in college football is “ruining the game. Wonder if he’d be as upset if his first year coaching the Tigers had a record better than 5-2.

SD’s Jurickson Profar ejected after dropping F-bomb on home plate umpire after questionable checked swing call in Padres-Phillies game Friday. With those racist despicable “Citizens for Sanity” ads airing during games, I’ve dropped several F-bombs watching postseason myself.

Glad to see Bruce Bochy back in the dugout. Even gladder to see him in the AL where he won’t manage against the SF Giants often.

Amy Klobuchar loves to use the Midwestern phrase “all foam no beer.”

Seems to me it describes Kari Lake, a TV anchor with all show and no substance, pretty well. But since Lake is from Arizona maybe better to say “all salt, no tequila?”

Or as a friend said “all worm, no tequila.”

Velveeta Voldemort’s next vanity rally is this weekend in Texas. Since Texas is such a strong second amendment state presume that means of course attendees will be allowed to bring firearms? Or at least they will be able to avoid metal detectors as he wanted on January 6?.

In North Carolina 2018 midterms:

Voter turnout of 25-30 year olds was 39%

Voter turnout of 18 to 25 year olds was 29%

Bump that up in 2022 and North Carolina will elect Cheri Beasley to the Senate!

When they’re down…

October 21, 2022

Jose Altuve is 0-19 in the postseason season, after another very good, not record-breaking year for the Houston Astros. But Houston fans were not booing him tonight at Minute Maid Park.

Aaron Judge will either be AL MVP or the runner-up, and after an 0-8 start to postseason NY fans were booing him in Yankee Stadium.

And if some wonder why Judge might be playing his last season in pinstripes?

Clearly there are more important issues facing our country but TBS announcers salivating over the Yankees at every opportunity is annoying as h*ll.

I wasn’t even a Colin Kaepernick fan when he was with the SF 49ers and at this point watching Andy Dalton I want the Saints to give him a chance at this point.

I’d call Liz Truss the Lady Jane Grey of Prime Ministers but at least Liz will escape with her head.

Beginning to think Midwestern Nice snark originated in Great Britain after this week.

One of many excellent efforts from across the pond:

Among the lies Republicans tell is that Democrats are the party of the elite. No lie more obvious than in Ohio, where populist Congressman Tim Ryan is running against billionaire Peter Thiel funded California Venture Capitalist JD Vance.

Still processing that Amy Coney Barrett didn’t block President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. But she did go to Notre Dame Law School on a full-tuition scholarship. Is it just possible Barrett has some sympathy for middle class as long as women’s rights aren’t involved?

Understandable in tough times for global economy that most Americas are more focused on things at home instead of overseas. But today is not a bad day for us to look over to England to see how well the idea of more tax cuts for the wealthy worked out for that country.

Can someone ask Texas officials on camera why they are sending “inspectors” only to monitor Democrat-leaning counties?

Snarky but serious question to women in purple/blue states who don’t think it matters if they vote or who they vote for in Congressional or Senate races because their state protects reproductive rights. What part of “national abortion ban” do you not understand?

Boys of winter, spring, summer and fall

October 20, 2022

2022-2023 NBA regular season started tonight. Didn’t the 2021-2022 season just end last week?

NFL second-year player and first year Tampa Bay Bucs starting Center Rainsey said of Tom Brady chewing the offensive line out last weekend “.

“Everyone can call it what they want, but I want nothing else from a quarterback than that — than the guy who’s wanting to tell us what we need to do and step up, I love that from him. I know we all love that from him. “

Could be true. On the other hand. So some almost rookie gets asked what he thinks of Tampa Bay’s future Hall of Famer’s behavior towards teammate and he’s going to call Brady out for being an a**hole?

As SCOTUS decides whether Harvard can consider race as factor in admission, Ketanji Brown Jackson has recused herself because she had been on Harvard’s board of overseers. But Clarence Thomas won’t recuse in election cases after wife Ginni tried to overturn 2020 election?

Spirit Airlines shareholders voted to be acquired by JetBlue. JetBlue “plan is to join w/ Spirit to create high-quality, low-fare national challenger to AA, Delta, United & Southwest.”

Have heard Spirit called many things, some unprintable. but never “high-quality, low fare.”

Listening to the dangerous drivel coming out of the mouth of Marsha Blackburn it is really hard sometimes to remember that Tennessee voters in my lifetime also elected Al Gore as their Senator.

Think we’ll ever know how many people died in Florida from Hurricane Ian?

If Jeffrey Dahmer were a Republican, beginning to think that today’s media would feel compelled to intersperse coverage of his murders alongside interviews with people he didn’t eat.

If you’re watching MLB playoff games you’ll see unbelievably racist anti-immigrant ads by “Citizens for Sanity?” Who are they? Per OpenSecrets, group’s board includes 3 members of America First Legal Foundation, group founded by Stephen Miller.

“Deplorable” isn’t strong enough

A friend asked, while a Stephen Miller funded group runs anti-immgrant ads during the MLB playoffs, how many players are from the Caribbean?

Yordan Alvarez is a CUBAN defector who got to the US after living in Haiti. Gleyber Torres is Venezualan. For starters.

We hardly knew ye…

October 18, 2022

44 games, 167 ABs, 17 runs, 18 RBIs and 7 home runs. All in 2011. What the SF Giants got out of Carlos Beltran, for who they traded Zack Wheeler to the Mets. OTOH, in 2012 Giants did get Hunter Pence from Phillies for Nate Schierholtz, Tommy Joseph & Seth Rosin.

Yankees won their best of 5 series today against the Guardians. And Fox executives, still bemoaning the Dodgers’ ignominous early exit, at least don’t have to have nightmares of imagining ratings for a possible of a Cleveland-San Diego World Series.

Of course, many of these playoff games are STILL only on TBS. So average American sport fans who may not know players on the remaining teams aren’t likely to find new favorites.

Most Americans have seen or read about Herschel Walker flashing that fake badge. How many Americans know Val Demings had a 27 year career with the Orlando police department, culminating in 4 years as police chief???

Stock market, while volatile, has gone up this week. United Airlines just reported they are forecasting a higher profit in 2022 than 2019 with strong demand projected. For one example. And media keeps saying the economy will HURT Democrats?

This headline for anyone who knows ANYONE who still believes Tulsi Gabbard was ever a Democrat: “Tulsi Gabbard to campaign for Kari Lake, Blake Masters in Arizona.”

Have criticized Maggie Haberman lately for sitting on important information for her book. But also, Bob Woodward has also kept information – on COVID being airborne and now on Velveeta Voldemort bragging about having classified documents – for HIS books and audiobook.

Some Republicans and conservative media are feigning outrage at Eric Swalwell’s ad with a woman getting arrested for having an abortion. Saying it would never happen. I’m so old I remember Republicans nominees saying Roe V. Wade was settled law too.

Seriously there is a big effort by GOP politicians to pretend, as did their SCOTUS nominees, that they aren’t radical. Don’t fall for it.

Washed out

October 17, 2022

Guardians – Yankees rained out. And your reminder that World Series after MLB owners’ lock out and extra playoffs can now go until November 5.

MLB has to be glad Red Sox, Rockies and Twins not in it. But even so, what’s coming? A snow delay?!

Headline today “”Tom Brady is not getting special treatment,” insists Bucs coach Todd Bowles.”

NBC SNL Weekend Update writers thinking ‘Can’t top that.”

Ohio Senate candidate Tim Ryan tonight to J.D. Vance: “You keep talking about Nancy Pelosi. You want to run against Nancy Pelosi, move back to San Francisco & run against Nancy Pelosi. You’re running against me.” To be fair, since Vance likely to move back to CA if he loses, JD may get confused.

Los Angeles Dodgers had highest payroll and most wins in baseball, but they were eliminated in the first round of 2022 playoffs by the San Diego Padres.

Maybe the team should have borrowed from GOP playbooks and just pursued strategy of saying they’d just refused to accept results they didn’t like?

It’s actually logistically simple:

If Kari Lake really though she was going to win Arizona gubernatorial election she’d say “Of course I’ll accept the results.”

Lake saying she’ll accept only if she wins is because she wants an excuse ready when she loses.

Adam Kinzinger sums it up “There is something going on in the Secret Service, either pure incompetence, all the way on the scale up to potentially very criminal activity, or just having a preference for one side or the other.” (Could be more than one of the above.)

So abortion isn’t your “issue.”

And you don’t think GOP will come for birth control

Or for marriage equality

Or for Endangered Species Act

Or for Clean Air Act

Or for Medicare Or for Social Security.

Many people thought SCOTUS wouldn’t overturn Roe v. Wade either. #VOTE

Media seems to have a story every day about President Biden being 80 years old. If they are so concerned about age why aren’t there any stories about 89 year old Chuck Grassley running for re-election. If re-elected he would be 95 in the last year of his term.

Thinking about silence from GOP after threats from Kanye & Velveeta Voldemort about Jewish people. And thinking back to 2018 when conservatives & media lost their collective minds when Democrats didn’t condemn Michelle Wolf over joke about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ eye shadow.

1-hundred and done.

October 16, 2022

SF Giants won 107 games in 2021 season but fell short in NLDS against a team that won 106 games.

111 wins in 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers against an 89 win opponent in NLDS – hold our beer.

But yeah, the Los Angeles Dodgers with 111 wins, wanted to go down in history. As it turns out they did. The successors to the 116 win 2001 Seattle Mariners

From my funny friend Marc Ragovin “Only the LA City Council had a worse week than the Dodgers.”

True story: Tony Gwynn autographing baseballs at Candlestick in 1992. Took my then young son over.

Said “Tony, if SF Giants leave for Tampa we might have to become Padres fans here.” Gwynn in innocence or deadpan “You wouldn’t become Dodgers fans?” Can still hear boos ringing in ears. #BeatLA

Besides the 111 win Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves and NY Mets both won 101 games in 2022. And now they’re all going to be spending the rest of the postseason watching from their couches.

Only 100 win team left in postseason – the Houston Astros. And however you feel about the Astros, it is impossible to root against Dusty Baker

Tennessee knocked off Alabama 52-49 So can we say the tide got rolled?

(My sister suggests – the Tide got Volled..)

After losing in the last seconds against Oregon State last weekend, Stanford was likely to have lot all their remaining 2022 games.

But think most Stanford fans would agree. If the Cardinal were somehow allotted ONE additional 2022 win, while their first choice would be vs Cal, a close second would be vs Notre Dame.

So far in 2022 season Tom Brady, 45, has been warned for smashing tablets, fined for kicking another player & today was seen berating his own teammates on the sideline. What’s next Sunday in Charlotte? Brady screaming at both the Bucs & Panthers to get off his lawn?

Dana Bash asked AZ GOP Kari Lake 3 times if she would accept results of her upcoming election for governor if she loses. Lake dodged twice then said “I’m going to win election, & I will accept that result.”

I’m a sports fan who hates losing. But iImagine a sports team saying, we will only accept results if we win.

SNL Weekend Update didn’t seem particularly funny this weekend. Maybe because after the Georgia Senate debate & some of the insane BS from Dr. Oz, Kari Lake and Ron Johnson, for examples, it’s really hard to top reality with sature.

Fox News headline ” Saudi Arabia’s defense minister ‘astonished’ by ‘accusations’ that Saudis are aligned with Russia. In related news the defense minister presumably was “shocked, shocked, there is gambling in Casablanca.”

Meanwhile a former President of the United States attacks Jewish people in America – saying “U.S. Jews have to get their act together…Before it is too late.” And the media just shrugs.

By using filibuster, Republican Senators have blocked many things Democrats want to do to benefit the American people. Then they claim Democrats aren’t doing enough for the American people.

Something I seriously don’t get: If you’re having surgery, you want the smartest & best doctor. If you need legal help you want the smartest & best lawyer.

How did GOP convince so many Americans that for important work of leading our country, just being a celebrity is enough?

So if Herschel Walker loses to Reverend Warnock in November will he show up at the U.S. Capitol with a fake Senate Lapel pin.

Not quite on script.

October 14, 2022

Congratulations to the Cleveland Guardians for Friday’s win.. Apparently they did not get the memo they were supposed to be swept by the Yankees.

Still wouldn’t bet against either Yankees or Dodgers at this point, but must confess I do enjoy the thought of Fox terror at idea of Guardians or Padres replacing either of them in the World Series.

After 2 games of ALDS, Aaron Judge is now 0 for-7 with a walk against the Guardians & is getting booed by Yankee Stadium fans. Dear Aaron, another reason to come play for SF Giants – Giants fans (almost) never boo our own players- even when we were tested on that resolve in 2022

As an SF Giants fan it’s kind of bizarre to watch a game at Petco Park where you can hear most fans are rooting for the Padres.

Last week, Falcons’ Grady Jarret got roughing the passer penalty for tackling Tom Brady. NFL now fining Brady $11,139 for kicking Jarret on play. Tom Brady football 2022 salary alone $15 million plus $15 millon that was deferred, so for most of us, this is like $1 in swear jar.

During Wisconsin Senate debate Ron Johnson & Mandela Barnes were each asked to say something something”admirable”about each other . Barnes “He has proven to be family man. That’s absolutely to be respected.”

Johnson “He had good upbringing, but he’s turned against us…Why does he find America awful?”

Ron Johnson would be an embarrassment in a red state…. but in a purple state like Wisconsin?

Herschel Walker lied on Twitter this week & accused Reverend Warnock of being “a preacher that likes abortion even after birth.” 1. Why wasn’t this tweet removed as dangerous lie? 2. Warnock is a good man, how can anyone regardless of politics vote for the awful Walker?

3 women, 16 yr-old boy & police officer fatally shot in Raleigh. Barely made the news cycle.

Suspect is 15 yr-old boy whose name has not been released. Fox News & conservative media quick to to publish descriptions any time person of color or immigrant is accused of crime. They left out that he is white.

WTAF – From CNN site “Herschel Walker flashed his badge & tried to tie Raphael Warnock to President Biden, while abortion remained flashpoint for both candidates.” Uh, except it was FAKE BADGE. Flashing it was not just violation of debate rules, it was a lie.

Thursday too late.

October 14, 2022

How many more revelations come out before NFL persuades Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder to retire by convincing him to run for US Senate in a red state?

NFL Thursday night football Commanders-Bears final score 12-7.

When you see a 12-7 final score you’d assume the game would be pretty bad. Apparently (I didn’t watch) you’d be right.

Admittedly I am pro-death penalty in rare cases.

If the Parkland high school massacre wasn’t one of those rare cases, what is?

And how many taxpayer dollars is Florida going to have to pay for extra security for the Parkland killer to make sure he survives in prison?

New survey finds many Americans have lied about their COVID status. Leaving aside the “water is wet’ comment, how many Americans have lied about lying about their COVID status.

Be careful out there.

So much to unravel on previously unseen footage from January 6… But how many REPUBLICAN leaders were there with Nancy Pelosi, in what was clearly a dire situation? And they are now supporting Velveeta Voldemort and pretending nothing serious happened.

A friend makes a great point as media for some reason is obsessed with John Fetterman’s captioning device. How many Senators use hearing aids? Can reporters start asking them?

Liz Cheney makes important point.

Velveeta Voldemort himself knew election was not stolen. But he thought he could coerce enough of his fellow Republicans to back him. And he thought GOP voters are stupid.

He was right on the 1st, we need to prove him wrong on the 2nd. Vote

Such a deal

October 13, 2022

Jeopardy answer for the day: Josh Fields. .. .. .. .. Who is the player the Los Angeles Dodgers got from the Houston Astros in exchange for Yordan Alvarez?

Tonight’s fundraising insanity from Velveeta Voldemort “An EXCLUSIVE OFFER to win the SPECIAL-EDITION Tr*mp Football Helmet that he HAND-SIGNED for YOU.”

While I support football helmets in general you could argue they didn’t do a d*mn thing to protect Herschel Walker.

Fox News just referred to “Former President Tr*mp.” Uh oh, don’t tell him.

January 6 committee is going to subpoena Velveeta Voldemort. Can someone please tell him that his testimony would be the bigliest ever ratings????

Hah – tonight Fox News website headline: “Newly released video shows Nancy Pelosi threatened to ‘punch out’ Trump on Jan. 6.” Well, this might be the first time in history Fox said something nice about Speaker Pelosi!

Reminder, while SCOTUS has radical Federalist Society members, those six are only right-wing radicals who know their jobs now will never depend on kow-towing to Velveeta Voldemort. So they are likely to show him the same loyalty he shows those who are no longer useful to him.

So much to unravel on previously unseen footage from January 6…

But how many REPUBLICAN leaders were there with Nancy Pelosi, in what was clearly a dire situation? And they are now supporting Velveeta Voldemort and pretending nothing serious happened.

Duck? Duck? Good

October 13, 2022

Randy Johnson is trending and it’s about him being a professional photographer. Very cool. I was worried for a second Randy had thrown a ball and hit that goose at Dodger Stadium.

Think we can all agree on a bipartisan basis that numerous baseball fans including children were spared serious trauma tonight since no one hit the goose at Dodger Stadium with a line drive.

Must admit to being charmed that during #Postseason game of baseball, a sport known for its incredibly detailed & esoteric rules, there were folks out there educating us that the bird on Dodger stadium field was not just a goose, but a “greater white-fronted goose. “

Not saying Los Angeles Dodgers fans are getting blase about playoff games. But tickets for Wednesday’s game at Dodger Stadium were available for under $50. Where tickets to San Diego’s Petco Park for this weekend start about $200 standing room only.

Apparently Chris Matthews says his brother won’t go to a Phillies game “because there’s too much crime downtown.”

Uh, I’m a baseball fan living in California but have been to Citizen’s Bank Park. Nice stadium but not CLOSE to downtown. Several miles away actually. No lie too small.

Not a joke – Velveeta Voldemort fundraising email of the afternoon starts out: “DID YOU HEAR? I am the #1 PRESIDENTIAL GOLFER IN HISTORY!” – Can’t imagine how this man has a reputation as a malignant narcissist.

For Republicans, or anyone with GOP friends. Ask yourself/them:. If a Democratic candidate had allegedly paid for an abortion, would you dismiss it as not important? Of course we know if a GOP candidate had a stroke it would be “how DARE anyone attack him over medical issue.”

The official death toll from Hurricane Ian in Florida is now over 100. And it’s rising. And we still don’t have a good answer why people in Fort Myers area weren’t told to evacuate sooner. If Florida were a blue state GOP would be calling for impeaching the Governor.

Media obsessed w/ John Fetterman’s stroke & if it might affect his ability to serve in Senate going forward. Hey media, Fetterman is getting better & better. If you’re worried about a 2022 Senate candidate’s cognition going forward, spend some time following Chuck Grassley, who just turned 89 and is running for another six year term.

Outta here.

October 12, 2022

Yordan Álvarez just reminded us why baseball having no clock matters. And why you should never ever turn off a baseball game.

After Jose Altuve struck out for the 2nd out in bottom of 9th inning, Seattle Mariners with a 7-5 lead had per ESPN Gamecast a 95.8% chance of beating the Houston Astros. A reminder, baseball games are like elections, not over until they’re over.

And this walk-off happened after Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais brought in their ace Robbie Ray with two on two out in the 9th inning with a 2 run lead.

After 2014 World Series, a lot of managers think their stars are Madison Bumgarner.

There is only one Madison Bumgarner.…

Now. Seattle Mariners started ALDS game 1 teeing off today on the Astros’ Justin Verlander. Was Pablo Sandoval somehow involved?

RIP Angela Lansbury. Loved her voicing Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast.

Though I must confess I used to wonder why people didn’t move out of Cabot Cove. Yes, it was pretty, but it seemed like the village murder capitol of the world.

Despite incriminating emails & an associate pleading guilty, Brett Favre gave a statement to Fox News on his alleged welfare fraud “I have done nothing wrong” & “I have been unjustly smeared in the media.” Wow. So when is Favre running for office as a Republican?

Mark Warner is a effective US Senator from Virginia, re-elected for 3rd term in 2020 by 13 points. He is a moderate.

Glenn Youngkin is a controversial Governor in Virginia, won his 1st election in 2021 by 2 points. He pretended to be a moderate.

Guess who gets all the headlines.

John Fetterman gets a lot of attention for being a plain spoken populist. But Tim Ryan is underrated. Ryan n his debate with J.D. Vance – ” Ohio needs an a**-kicker not a a** kisser.”

GOP leader Mitch McConnell today asked about Senate race in Georgia, “I think we’re going to stick w/ Herschel Walker & all effort we put in through SLF (Senate Leadership Fund), we’re going to take it all the way to the end.”

Again and not for the last time “Pro-life my a**.”

Tulsi Gabbard announced she is leaving the Democratic party. And for those of us of a certain age, “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”

So with all Vladimir Putin has going on would it be wrong to wonder why he might have decided now was the right time to tell Tulsi Gabbard to stop pretending she was a Democrat?

Two days after her racist remarks targeting a young child leaked, Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez announced she is taking a “leave of absence.” Will she use that time to audition for a job at Fox News?

No touch

October 11, 2022

Another NFL game, another questionable roughing the passer penalty, this time when Kansas City chiefs DT Chris Jones tacked Raiders QB Derek Carr and stripped the ball, but the referee called Jones for landing on Carr with his full body weight.

Maybe the ref was just practicing for a future Bucs game with Tom Brady?

Draymond Green on his punching Jordan Poole. “I was in very contentious space, dealing w/ things very near & dear to me, and hurt someone because I was in a place of hurt. But “This is not an anger management issue. Uh, seems like an anger management issue is EXACTLY what it is.

Yes, Tommy Tuberville made awful racist remarks about black people and crime. Sadly, with much of voting population who elected him over Doug Jones, those remarks may actually make him more popular.

Velveeta Voldemort fundraising email tonight starts out “I’ve been harassed, investigated, defamed, slandered, and persecuted.” Ooh, that’s a lot of big words. Who wrote it for him?

Ronny Jackson, Mehmet Oz, Rand Paul. Has any entity done as much to hurt the reputation of doctors as the GOP?

After Dana Loesch says she doesn’t care if Herschel Walker aborted endangered baby eagles, it’s about the Senate, Kirsten Powers asks “What’s the line for Republicans?” I think a great person to answer that would be Liz Cheney.

Rick Scott – “The Democrats want to destroy this country and they will try to destroy anyone who gets in their way. Today it’s Herschel Walker. Tomorrow it’s the American people.” If you didn’t already know Rick Scott is one of the most loathsome people in the Senate.

New York mayor Eric Adams wants legislation passed to allow asylum seekers to work. Considering New York, like much of US, has labor shortage, & they WANT to work, this should be obvious partial solution both for employees AND asylum seekers. Unless GOP cruelty is the point…

Frightening to think that Brian Kemp might be leading in polls in Georgia in part because by comparison Herschel Walker is making Kemp seem like a sane Republican.

Beyond old-school.

October 10, 2022

Things as SF Giants fan I remember about Buck Showalter with Diamondbacks in 1998. 1. He was control freak who insisted no music in clubhouse & that “A” on players’ socks be visible. 2. He intentionally walked Barry Bonds with bases loaded. Won’t miss him in rest of postseason.

Didn’t really care who wins NL Wild Card game tonight between Padres and Mets, but after an earlier missed strike, that pitch Marte walked on was more of a swing than Wilmer Flores was called out on to end SF Giants 2021 season.

No I’m not still bitter.

Ouch. Truly painful collapse for the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday in losing after having an 8-1 lead. On the other hand, they’ve been made honorary Toronto Maple Leafs.

If you were showing Saturday’s AL Wild Card games to someone who had never seen baseball before it would be hard to explain that the Mariners-Blue Jays were playing the same game that the Rays-Guardians played earlier. #Postseason

(Rays-Guardians ended up 1-0 in 15. Mariners-Blue Jays ended up 10-9.)

Seriously ESPN? – the headline “Defense spoils another great game by Geno Smith.”

Now, the Seahawks Saints game wasn’t pretty. But headline could as easily have been “Taysom Hill proves an upstoppable force.)

Smith was 16 of 25 for 268 yards and 3 TD. Hill was 1-1 with one passing TD plus 112 rushing yards with 3 TDs.

If Taysom Hill is not named NFC Offensive Player of the Week the election actually IS rigged.

NFL claims “Game officials are typically accurate on 98.9% of calls.” Wonder where in the officials’ contracts it says “accuracy includes never letting ANYONE seriously touch Tom Brady?”

Roger Goodell says “change or two” coming to NFL concussion protocol. He didn’t name Tagovailoa but said there’s “more chatter now” about concussions. “More chatter?” More like EVERYONE knew Dolphins QB shouldn’t have been playing 4 days after he appeared to get 1st concussion.

Kanye West has become so unhinged I fully expect in 2024 the GOP will have him run in some state for the US Senate.

This isn’t hard: Democrats do not want to “defund the police.” Democrats do not want “open borders” Democrats do not want “on demand abortion until the 9th month.” I understand why GOP lies when the truth hurts. What I don’t understand is why media lets them get away with it.

Trying to imagine if Woodward and Bernstein had decided to sit on their Watergate investigation until the end of Nixon’s second term for a book.

Yes, President Biden may have temporarily forgotten a House representative was killed in a car crash. But Velveeta Voldemort just called last night for the investigation and prosecution of George H. W. Bush..

At this point beginning to think if it came out that Herschel Walker had paid for several more abortions, then killed the womens’ puppies, and burned the bodies in a bible bonfire, a good number of the GOP would shrug and say “nobody’s perfect,”

ICYMI -abortion he paid for aside: Herschel Walker said he didn’t know woman & threatened to sue for defamation.

Now “I don’t remember any card or check. But I was dating her. I could have sent some money. I could have sent card.”

How long until “well, God forgave me.”

I find Marjorie Three Names as appalling as anyone. But fact is, 75% of her district voted for Velveeta Voldemort. ANYONE could win with an R by their name. Way to stop her is for Dems to win other close Congressional races & keep her & GOP in minority. Donate accordingly.