Archive for January 20, 2023

No playoffs for old men.

January 20, 2023

As we move to the 2nd round of the NFL playoffs, who’d have predicted the oldest QB still playing, by a few years, would be 29 years old?

(Dak Prescott.)

The parents of the six-year old who shot his teacher said in a statement that the gun he brought from home “was secured.” Uh, I’d say we have pretty emperical evidence that it wasn’t.

Open note to anyone who cares: “

The “Woke mob” didn’t get Kyle Rittenhouse’s appearance at Venetian hotel in Las Vegas canceled.

Management of the Venetian, even in Las Vegas, hardly the most “woke” place in the country figured they would lose more business than they gained by having him there.

GOP’s favorite – free market economics.

Kevin McCarthy has ended proxy voting in the House. “Effective immediately, Members of Congress have to show up to work if they want their vote to count.” This could put a crimp in GOP attendance at some future CPAC events.. #unintendedconsequences

SCOTUS announces it cannot identify who leaked the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Probable translation – if they’ve eliminated staff etc, it was a justice. Or maybe the wife of one.

SCOTUS has investigation of leaked draft Dobbs decision but doesn’t allow investigators to interview justices themselves. Kind of like if a billionaire invited a detective to solve a murder on his private island, but then said “you can interview everyone but me.”

Struck by how many have commented how it made their day when David Crosby liked or responded to one of their tweets.

Wonder if he knew how much it meant. For all the problems with the bird app, ability to connect, even briefly, with people we admire has been at times magical.


A day late…

January 20, 2023

Dodgers paying $32 million luxury tax this year, Mets, Phillies, Yankees, Padres & Red Sox will also pay. Together six teams will pay $78 million in luxury tax alone.

(More than payroll of at least few teams in 2023.)

And these are owners the GOP thinks need to keep tax cuts.

Ex-Colts coach Tony Dungy tweeted then later deleted the lie: “Some school districts putting litter boxes in bathrooms for students who identify as cats. Very important to address every student’s needs.” Is it wrong to say Dungy is a piece of something that goes in litter boxes?

Ron Deathsantis wants to eliminate COVID rules in the state, including forbidding businesses in Florida from requiring masks. This would presumably include businesses run by or employing immuno-compromised people, along with nursing homes. Four words again “Pro Life My A**

The latest allegation on George Santos – that he took $3k meant for a veteran and his dying dog. One of the scariest things: No one doubts this story could be true.

As we look ahead to 2024, a reminder, it’s going to be a tough Senate map for Democrats: Which means a heavy dose of pragmatism may be called for. Example, would never call myself a Kyrsten Sinema fan. But if she ends up running against Kari Lake.

Ron DeSantis claims that COVID & Mask Mandates are “medical authoritarianism.” Florida law requires that all school children receive vaccines protecting against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, etc. Is Deathsantis going to ban those mandates too?

Wonder how many Republicans who are planning to vote against raising the debt ceiling could EXPLAIN the debt ceiling?