Archive for March 2023

Full counts

March 30, 2023

Okay, Aaron Judge, that’s just rubbing it in. #SFGiants

Meanwhile, Justin Verlander, 40, is already on the IL.

On a brighter note for the Mets, some of his medical costs may be defrayed by Medicare.

Probably won’t be the last, but the first indictment against Trump will come from the Stormy Daniels case. Moral of story: Never f*ck with someone who f*cks for a living

How lucky are the GOP Cowards of Congress? With the two week spring break coming up, they won’t have to dodge Washington DC reporters asking what they think about Trump’s indictment.

Open warning to my celebrating social media pals. Please do not drink a shot for each count against Trump. Your health matters!


Opening day eve

March 30, 2023

Have the Oakland A’s been eliminated yet?

Congratulations to the Sacramento Kings, in NBA playoffs for the first time in 16 years. Even more shocking, they’re one of three Western Conference teams actually IN the playoffs, as opposed to seven other teams who could still end up in the “play-in” games.

Tommy Tuberville, putting our military readiness at risk because disagrees w/ military being able to travel for reproductive health reasons. He talks about “recruitment crisis.” Uh, why would woman join military if she might be deployed now to anti-choice state & can’t travel?

And Tuberville, complaining if Democrats want to confirm Defense Department nominations they can just vote to confirm all 180 of them. But apparently votes each take hours. Fine, let Schumer cancel Easter break & other vacations to vote and see how Tommy’s GOP colleagues like it.

Again, as Tommy Tuberville wants you to believe he cares about women and life, when he coached at Auburn he had a player charged with statutory rape. Guy got plea deal to lesser charge. Tuberville briefly suspended him & then benched the player for ONE. game.

Lawrence O’Donnell on the Last World points out tonight that Vice President Harris’s talking about the history of slavery on her visit to Ghana would now be banned in Florida schools. Even long-time banana republics have to be appalled at Florida.

Mike Pence says he has “nothing to hide” with the DOJ investigation of Velveeta Voldemort. Fine, then he should just testify and be done with it. I am sure if a woman is involved Pence can have Mother chaperone.

Disney 1. Desantis 0.

“If the agreement is deemed to violate rules against perpetuity, it will be in effect until 21 years after the death of the last survivor of the descendants of England’s King Charles III, the declaration said.

Do not f*ck with the Mouse.

Stephen Colbert -“Kevin McCarthy is so unconcerned about debt ceiling he put concern in…a letter? Slowest form of communication. But seriously, if SINO cared at all about reducing debt, even if he wanted to protect millionaires he might offer to rescind BILLIONAIRE tax cuts.

New GOP Nebraska Senator Pete Ricketts today in his maiden speech – “limited and responsive government” works.

Why do all these clowns think government should be limited except in our bedrooms and doctors’ offices?

Understand that many Republicans will never vote for an assault weapons ban, no matter how many children are slaughtered. But am shocked there aren’t at least a few of them willing to say the simple sentence “I’ve changed my mind, it’s time to reinstitute the ban.”

Out of gas?

March 29, 2023

As we approach the end, finally, of the NBA regular season, pretty clear there are a LOT of mediocre, or at least inconsistent NBA teams.

As of now 3 teams who are under .500 would make the play-in playoff round.

Under .500 wouldn’t even make the NIT in basketball.

Dan Snyder, the justifiably controversial owner of the Washington Commanders, under more investigations than perhaps any owner in sports, is apparently finally selling the team. He has two bids for $6 billion.

Snyder paid $800 million for the team in 1999. So a potential $5.1 BILLION dollar profit.

Yeah, that’ll teach him.

Apparently Tuesday was “Respect Your Cat Day.” Uh, isn’t EVERY day “Respect Your Cat Day?”

WTF CNN??. Attacking Biden today because in the 1980s he talked about raising social security age and in 1975 he said he wanted to sunset entitlements. Going back almost 50 years to both sides something is a bit rich, even for CNN. The network didn’t even exist until 1980.

Adam Kinzinger is pro-2nd amendment, but he points out you need license to drive a car. And you need to be 21 to drink. And cops have little chance against AR-15s. There are some common sense gun reforms we all should be able to agree on. Common sense now apparently disqualifies you from today’s GOP.

Seeing some right wing media types using “trans” in the headline about Nashville shooter. Imagine if a newspaper or MSNBC started most of their mass shooting headlines “heterosexual male shooter….” GOP heads would explode.

Give GOP credit for one thing. Guessing with all the attention, more kids now have seen Michelangelo’s David in all his naked glory than ever before.

So tired of hearing GOP BS excuse “criminals gonna criminal” and so thus nothing can be done about gun violence. Uh, so by that token do we stop charging people with murder, because criminals are going to kill?

Let’s be perfectly clear, many in GOP make a hero out of a teenager who crossed state lines with a gun he couldn’t legally own, and killed two people in Kenosha. But they want to make criminals of teenage girls who want to cross lines to legally terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

Net worth.

March 28, 2023

There are actually tickets for next Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball final for under $100 on Stubhub.

Not that it won’t be a great game, but have to figure fans of a lot of big name teams canceled their trip, and fans of FAU, Miami and San Diego State especially probably didn’t think to make travel plans to Houston.

(What’s cool and maybe a first. Tickets to the women’s final start over $200. Twice the price.

Today’s GOP – kids can’t read books that talk about sexuality, or gender, or even getting their periods. But active shooter drills and reading about children their age gunned down in school is just fine.

(And I wrote this BEFORE the Nashville mass shooting this morning.)

Rachel Maddow is talking tonight about the increasing number of people who’ve survived one mass shooting now to find themselves involved with another.

This is a sad & twisted only in America version of that old game, what are the odds two people in a room have the same birthday?


Chuck Schumer talking about Tommy Tuberville holding up senior military nominations over women in military being able to travel for reproductive healthcare. “If everyone held up Pentagon appointments when they felt passionately about anything, the military would grind to a halt. 160 nominations. Including five 3-star general….these are NOT political. It’s because the Senior Senator from Alabama can’t get his way.”

Let’s call it what it is, Tommy throwing a tantrum.

Marjorie Three Names first joined Congress in 2021. But remember who Georgia also elected to Congress in 2021. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Two great US Senators. Why don’t we ever hear about them? Competence isn’t clickbait.

Some of Twitter’s source code has apparently been leaked online. Well, and who would do a thing like that? Not like Muskrat has upset any of the engineers who kept this app running.

Stephen Colbert on Velveeta Voldemort’s prediction of his arrest lst week. “His least accurate forecast since ‘T’il death do us part.-“

Meanwhile, in Florida, Governor Deathsantis just signed new school voucher bill that would send money to ANY resident parent who wanted it in the state, if their child was age eligible for K-12.

Yes, that would include Tiger Woods’ children, ages 14 and 15, if he wanted the money towards the cost of his his kids’ private school.

Numbers gamed.

March 27, 2023

Weird NCAA men’s basketball tournament numbers thought. The Final Four are a 9, a 5, a 4 and 5. Adds up to 23. Has there ever been a Final Four with a combined seed total even close?

FAU website crashed. after their win. But Florida Atlantic University, a public university in Florida, describes themselves as “The Most Diverse Institution in the State University System.” They’re very woke. And they’re very going to the Final Four. #MarchMadness

As a friend said “Ron DeSantis, Florida Atlantic U.”

Forget a perfect bracket. Did anyone even have San Diego State vs Florida Atlantic University playing to get to the NCAA men’s final?

Apparently in the NCAA men’s basketball tournamen no one has a perfect bracket left anymore. Except of course, George Santos.

If you don’t know who Caitlin Clark is and you’re a sports fan,, do yourself a favor before the women’s final four and find. First 40 point triple double Sunday against Louisville in NCAA tournament history.

And now it’s UConn women’s basketball team who will miss Final Four for first time since 2007. Maybe coach Geno Auriemma and Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer can have a watch party.

How many people know Joe Biden was in Canada last week? Where he got standing ovation with Justin Trudeau in Canadian parliament. But guessing more, even liberals, know about Velveeta Voldemort’s hate fest in Waco. Partly that’s on media, but it’s also on us. If you’re on social media, amplify the good!

Meanwhile “Thousands” of people showed up at Velveeta Voldemort’s rally Saturday in Waco. Whoopie. It’s Texas, they get almost 20,000 for high school football games.

So is Andrew Cuomo attacking Alvin Bragg’s Trump probe because he thinks he might be the subject of a future criminal investigation?

Remember when Nancy Pelosi was criticized because she had some conflicts with progressives in the House? When it mattered, Nancy had the votes. And she was in charge. As opposed to SINO McCarthy, who is completely subject to the whims of his fringe House members.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he had no idea he scheduled today’s hate rally in Waco on the 30th anniversary of the Branch Davidian standoff that killed 86 people including 4 federal agents. Patrick isn’t that stupid. He just thinks we are.

Ones are done

March 24, 2023

Houston and Alabama were the last two #1 seeds in NCAA men’s tournament to fall.

But hey, didn’t all we Cinderella fans have a possible Arkansas -FAU final?

And while we’re at it, except for Texas, twos are toast. (Texas is the only #2 seed in elite 8.)

Gotta love San Diego State making it to their first Elite Eight. And a bonus, we don’t have to hear Nate Oats’ excuses for why his players were at least witnesses to a murder anymore.

And in the small, or maybe large mercies department, the San Antonio Spurs have just officially qualified for ping pong balls. Victor Wembanyama could be the one who makes Tony Parker “Who was the Spurs second best draft pick?”

Hey Florida Governor Deathsantis: Are you going to condemn Florida Atlantic Unversity now too? FAU again ranked first among public universities in Florida and 41st in the nation for diversity in U.S. #WinningInParadise

Sen. Tommy Tuberville putting hold on ALL Pentagon nominees, just because DOD now allows service members 3 weeks of administrative leave for abortion or fertility treatment & reimburses them for travel expenses. Putting our military at risk for this stunt. Again, Pro Life My A**.

As he holds up Pentagon nominees, Tuberville rants on military recruiting problems. Uh, if a woman, or a recruit who loves a woman, know they won’t be able to get reproductive care, including fertility treatments, if she gets deployed to a red state, THAT’s a recruiting problem.

Donald Trump posted picture of himself swinging baseball bat next to picture of Alvin Bragg’s head. Imagine President Biden so much as joked about swinging anything at a conservative judge or DA’s head.

Fox & House GOP would be calling for impeachment and his arrest within an hour.

Florida Governor Ron Deathsantis wants to start keeping his travel schedule a secret from the press. That worked out so well for Mark Sanford hiking the Applachian Trail.

On top of everything else, pretty sure that threatening a DA, and warning of potential “death and destruction” that would be “catastropic” for our country if he’s indicted is itself a crime. Trump is a domestic terrorist.

NONE of alleged delays or issues with Manhattan DA over possible Trump indictment come from DA’s office. It’s all reported “leaks’ & mostly Velveeta Voldemort’s having alleged he was going to be arrested. He was fundraising & trying to incite another riot. Media fell for it.

Would someone like to tell me a single useful thing Kevin McCarthy has accomplished as House Speaker in the first three months of 2023? Other than making Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as Speaker look even better?

Winning and losing.

March 24, 2023

The Warriors, aided by a controversial call, have no won two road games in a row. Hope this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse.

Best wishes to Dick Van Dyke, 97, who apparently suffered minor injuries when his car was involved in a collision in Southern California. But what the heck is Dick Van Dyke doing driving?

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is quarantining this week with mild Covid symptoms. Since Republicans seem to believe it’s all a hoax wonder why they don’t ask him to come to the Senate and meet with them as usual?

Only in a America when a school trends on Twitter do we know it’s for another shooting. Today sadly it’s East High School.

The student accused of today’s school shooting apparently was being patted down to search for weapons when he shot two staff members at East High School. But yeah, GOP wants us to think the danger for kids is drag queens. Murica

So on top of everything else, Deathsantis is a weathervane… Today Ron “sought to clean up” when he called Russia’s attack on Ukraine a “territorial dispute,” and added he felt Putin was a “war criminal.” Sorry Governor, we heard you loud and clear the first time,

Would someone like to tell me a single useful thing Kevin McCarthy has accomplished as House Speaker in the first three months of 2023? Other than making Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as Speaker look even better?

Oh JFC, now Matt Gaetz & Marjorie Three Names want to bring Tara Reade, the woman who lied about President Biden sexually assaulting her, in for an interview.

And yes, again, she lied. Senate dress code at time was pantyhose. The assault she described couldn’t have happened. Period.

Uganda’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday making it a crime to identify as LGBTQ. Think it can’t happen here? #VoteBlue

Another WTF moment. In Orlando, Boone High School’s student club’s ‘drag & donuts’ event was canceled after criticism from Orange school board member. HIGH SCHOOL. And after school hours at that. More manufactured outage. So exactly who does this hurt?

A real World Series?

March 22, 2023

Congratulations to Japan for winning the World Baseball Classic. Has the GOP blamed Biden for Team USA’s loss yet?

Shohei Ohtani struck out Trout, swinging, to end the WBC. It was Shohei’s first relief appearance in over 6 years. Who does Ohtani think he is, Madison Bumgarner?

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants more stars in 2026 WBC: “pitching staffs same quality as our position players.” Injuries can happen anywhere. But not all teams can afford to replace stars & pitchers need to build arm strength in spring so having them push too much can have serious consequences. Will Rob compensate pitchers still under team control not making big money, and small market teams?

ESPN reported suspended Alabama freshman DB, Tony Mitchell, former ESPN 100 player, driving 141 mph as he attempted to flee Florida police last week. Tony’s talented enough someone will give him 2nd chance, but he’s lucky we’re not talking about funerals..

New York Mets will open a membership only speakeasy behind Citi Field’s right-field fence this season called the Cadillac Club. It will cost $19,000 to 24,999 per seat, a private bar with field views, lounge seats, flat-screen televisions, in-seat storage, a concierge, food beer and wine with cocktails available…

But tell me again how billionaires need those tax cuts?

A Cuban baseball player defected during the World Baseball Classic. Wish him nothing but the best, but the difference between him and many other maligned would-be-refugees fleeing repressive regimes is athletic talent.

Anyone who can’t understand MAGAs who still support Donald Trump in the face of all evidence, please if you haven’t heard the term google “confirmation bias.”

It’s real. And incredibly powerful.

Remember folks, Dobbs decision was almost certainly leaked early by someone anti-choice in an attempt to control headlines, defuse outrage and maybe influence final decision. Why should Former Guy’s indictment decision be any different? A circus benefits him & his fundraising.

Kevin McCarthy today, railing against “political” investigations on behalf of his GOP cult leader. Qevin in 2015. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee…What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.

NYTimes headline “DeSantis, Doubling Down, Presses Questions About Trump’s Character In interview w/ Piers Morgan, Florida Governor sought to strike clear contrast w/ Donald Trump, calling himself low-drama “winner.”

By Maggie Haberman

So has Maggie found new horse to back for access?

Al Franken is guest hosting The Daily Show. Now I love watching Franken, but last night he told Lindsay Graham he was the funniest U.S. Senator. Sure what Al meant, being a Minnesotan and smart man, is Lindsay was the funniest MALE U.S. Senator.

Or he just forgot Amy Klobuchar

Two ones done.

March 21, 2023

As a fan of Stanford women’s basketball tonight’s game with #9 seed Miami upsetting #1 Indiana was dramatic. But it was also a win in the “misery loves company” department. Now the story is TWO #1 seeds go down…

Shohei Ohtani hit a double that started a rally in the 9th leading to a walkoff win for Japan against Mexico in the semi-finals of the WBC.and “roared” into second base.

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in a win-or-lose game, in a playoff atmosphere,” Ohtani, speaking through an interpreter, said of displaying rare emotion.

-Dear Mr. Ohtani, sign with the SF Giants in 2024 and can promise that playoff atmosphere regularly against the Dodgers, and then with you on the team, REAL playoffs.

Sincerely – Giants fans.

“It’s been a while since I’ve played in a win-or-lose game, in a playoff atmosphere,” Ohtani, speaking through an interpreter, said of displaying rare emotion.

Regular commercial during March Madness complains about gas taxes in California In small print; “funding by”Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy – CARE” “CARE” is largely funded by Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). We really need bipartisan Honest Ads Act.

Today Republicans are claiming Democrats always excuse their fellow Democrats for everything, even alleged indiscretions. So ironic timing that this week that instead of prepping for Senate committee meetings, Al Franken is guest-hosting The Daily Show.

So IF Stormy Daniels were lying about an affair with Velveeta Voldemort he could have simply dropped his trousers in a deposition, proved she didn’t know what his junk looked like, case closed. IF she were lying. She’s not.

Al Franken on the Daily Show: “He paid Stormy Daniels to keep this story quiet, and seven years later we’re still talking about it. So that would be another failed Trump business venture.”

Although, Franken did tell Senator Graham, his guest, that Lindsay was the funniest Senator. Uh, Al, think you’ve been spending too much time out of Minnesota lately. Or you’re jealous of your former colleague Amy Klobuchar?

So since many MAGA Trump supporters are parents against books, and drag shows and ANYTHING they consider indecent, what do they answer if their kids ask who Stormy Daniels is?

Ron DeSantis is sending undercover state agents in Florida, at taxpayer expense, to drag shows looking for minors in attendance as well as “sexualized behavior.” He claims he wants to protect kids. Uh, if that was actually his intention, the Florida Governor would send agents to some of these kiddie pageants.

Meanwhile, two fatal shootings during Spring Break in Miami Beach this weekend. Neither by a drag queen.

But yeah, Ron Desantis is attacking Manhattan DA for ignoring serious crime while he investigates Trump. Uh, FLORIDA Governor Deathsantis, while you’re running for President, why are you ignoring the serious crime that has resulted in an emergency curfew in Miami Beach?

Stunning to see GOP complain over Tim Walz signing law to guarantee free breakfast & lunch for students in Minnesota schools regardless of parents’ income. Same GOP applauds far more expensive private school vouchers Florida’s Ron DeSantis is giving regardless of parents’ income.

Still wrapping my head around the fact than GOP members of Congress who made a habit of defying subpoenas somehow feel like everyone else should obey THEIR subpoenas.

Kevin McCarthy worked so hard for so many years just to become a waterboy for Marjorie Three Names.

Again, thinking it’s just possible Velveeta Voldemort said he’d be arrested and called for protests just because he was tired of his GOP rivals dominating the headlines.

One is done

March 20, 2023

Some controvery over whether Stanford women’s basketball could have been a #1 or #2 seed. Against Ole Miss tonight Cardinal for most of the game looked like about a #15 seed.

Bad news for Astros as Jose Altuve hit by pitch in World Baseball Classic & has fractured right thumb.

But for those who want to cancel WBC, in spring training 2015, a errant pitch broke Hunter Pence’s arm. in 2018 comebacker broke Bumgarner’s finger in last preseason start. And then there was Jeff Kent washing his truck.

Wonder if proud Arkansas native Bill Clinton did a March Madness bracket. . might be one of the few Democratic leaders happy with the tournament this weekend.

Other than New Jersey’s Cory Booker. (Princeton in Sweet Sixteen, Fairleigh Dickinson shocking Purdue.)

Wait, the Atlanta Hawks had a 24 point lead, 22 at halftime with a 98.6% chance to win over the bottom-dwelling San Antonio Spurs. And the Hawks lost by 8 – 118-126. Even the Atlanta Falcons are laughing.

Remember, while the “will he or won’t be arrested” game goes on…. Republicans are working every day to take away our healthcare, our benefits, and our rights. And Democrats are trying to protect us.

Apparently Twitter has now set an automatic poop emoji response for all press requests. What a petty pathetic little man Muskrat is:

A seaweed blob twice the width of the US is heading toward Florida. Is it hoping to be Ron DeSantis’s 2024 running mate?

Now that the Former Guy is calling for his cult followers to protest and “take our nation back” has Susan Collins expressed concern yet?

Bonfire of the brackets

March 17, 2023

How many people had Fairleigh Dickinson beating Purdue? Heck, How many people know where Fairleigh Dickinson IS?

Apparently the Jimmy Garoppolo introductory press conference for the Raiders was delayed a day “because of some last-minute contract “language.”

At least Scott Boras was not involved.

I’m seeing Cancel Spring Training trending because Brandon Nimmo was injured sliding into second base. Uh, in 2020, Thompson tore his Achilles in an off-season workout. Kevin Durant was injured last week when he slipped during pre-game warmups. Should we cancel workouts and warmups too?

Charles Barkley saying how sports is the only job in the world where we listen to the opinion of “any fool who’s never done the job.” Travel agents would disagree.

Also elected officials, teachers and nurses. For starters.

In all seriousness if parents have to accompany children who attend drag shows how do even the right wing haters claim it hurts anyone?

Texas GOP lawmaker Steve Toth’s bill requires internet service providers to “make every effort to block Internet access to information or material intended to facilitate efforts to obtain abortion.” Wonder if a woman searched for “buying weapon to obtain abortion pills at gunpoint?

Velveeta Voldemort today ““The greatest threat to Western civilization today is not Russia. It’s probably more than anything else ourselves and some of the horrible, USA-hating people that represent us.” Wonder who translated that for him from the original Russian.

For all those who think Republicans will never truly criminalize abortion and inflict harsh punishments on women…. How many of you thought Roe V. Wade would ever be overturned?

Deathsantis’s book banning efforts make headlines, but GOP Florida legislature just approved universal vouchers for private schools & home-schooled children – even for millionaires It will take 10% of money spent on public schools, over $2 BILLION. GOP hates public education


March 16, 2023

Those of us who made the deep meaningful decision to pick a cat bracket might be second guessing ourselves in that big cats (Tigers) generally beat medium size cats (Wildcats.)

Two questions asked by many Americans after March Madness Day 1.

  1. Where is Furman
  2. What’s a Paladin

From a FB friend – if it’s not true it should be. “The story goes that the original Furman mascot was to be the Christian Knights. But then someone put together the phrase “Furman University Christian Knights” — and then changed the mascot to Paladins.”

Aaron Rodgers says he wants to play for the Jets.

Let’s see, the touchy aging superstar QB and the famously sensitive NY media. Am sure it will go well.

So Marjorie Three Names said Putin has no plans to invade Europe.

She doesn’t know Ukraine is in Europe…. Wonder if Marge is one of those who questioned Obama’s citizenship because she didn’t know Hawaii was in the United States.-

Over 3 billion COVID-19 mRMA vaccines have been administered but Florida’s surgeon general says the vaccines are dangerous.

If President, Ron DeSantis would probably put this guy in as US surgeon general.-

As old Amy Klobuchar story resurfaces with the report of Florida Governor’s using three fingers to eat chocolate pudding, reminder that eating salad with a comb actually is good emergency hack to keep your hands clean.

As opposed to getting your fingers covered in oil. Or in DeSantis’s case – pudding. Women are SO much more resourceful than men.

Back in college decades most of us knew, even if we didn’t need it, that a Plan B contraception option could be concocted from regular birth control pills. No question anti-choice radicals know that fact too… so how long until they judge-shop to have the Pill banned too?

My college dorm talent show had great drag performance of Supremes -“Stop, In The Name Of Love.” None of 3 went into politics.

But if anyone knows hateful GOP politician attacking drag queens who was in drag show/costume himself in college, now would be good time for pictures.

Not just that radical Republicans are anti-choice. But as much as they want to control women’s health choices under pretence of caring about “life,” they also want to cut off food stamps, healthcare, public education – everything that matters after baby is born.

Pro life my a**

Ides etc.

March 16, 2023

George Santos hasn’t been in the headlines as much lately.

Has he been lying low, or just practicing to lead his team in March Madness?

NY Closer Edwin Diaz may have received a serious knee injury at the WBC…. not while pitching, but in the postgame celebration after Puerto Rico’s win…

That’s SO Mets.

Didn’t not know that back in 2002 Trump bought what would become Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes “for the bargain price of $27 million from Credit Suisse.” Don later got a $25 million tax deduction for not developing the land except for the golf course. #ETTD

President Obama has released his March Madness brackets. For the men, Barack Obama is picking Duke to win it all. Has Velveeta Voldemort released a statement yet saying if he had played, he WOULD have been able to lead a team to the championship?

US Court of Appeals has ruled US cheesemakers can call their product “Gruyere.” Let’s hope no court rules US winemakers can call all their sparkling wine, “champagne.” That could result in a declaration of war from France.

Eric Swalwell on The Last Word reiterates what Democrats, notably Rev. Warnock & Amy Klobuchar, have been saying on voting rights: “GOP now can’t achieve majority. They suppress voter turnout since majority would defeat them & tell lies about voting machines so people stay home.”

Last night Tucker Carlson said “Jan. 6, I think, is probably second only to the 2020 election as the biggest scam in my lifetime.” Would some reporter like to ask Kevin McCarthy on camera what he thinks of that statement?

Interesting that Credit Suisse’s biggest shareholder is Saudi National Bank. They invested $1.6 billion in the Swiss Bank. Same Saudis who invested $2 billion in Jared Kushner…

As an endless stream of GOP Senators pontificate on the Senate Floor against President Biden’s budget request, for some reason not a single one of them suggests cutting the deficit by reducing the Trump tax cuts

Pretty clear watching a replay of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun safety that GOP cares a lot more about the “life” of a clump of cells a few weeks after conception than they care about the actual lives of women and children.

Stephen Colbert on Ron Deathsantis’s claim Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “territorial dispute?””. “Invasion of sovereign country, destruction of entire cities, attacking civilian targets.. Ron, you were a history major at Yale. Was that the University or the lock company?”

Tip offs…

March 15, 2023

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, the best toast for college basketball fans “May your troubles last as long as your perfect brackets.”

Diamond Sports Group, which controls regional sports networks for 42 teams in MLB, NHL & NBA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Right wing media & politicians would love to blame THIS on being too “woke.” Except Diamond Sports Group is a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting…

NFL is now considering making “roughing the passer” penalties reviewable. So maybe it means Tom (touch-him-and-you’re-penalized) Brady is really retired this time.

President Carter has apparently asked that President Biden deliver his eulogy at his funeral. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Details that aren’t covered enough on the anti-abortion lawsuit over mifepristone…

1. The argument used is not technically anti-choice, but that the drug isn’t safe.

2. FDA approved mifepristone over 20 years ago. It’s been used regularly and safely since then.

Plenty of media attention to GOP demanding spending cuts.

Chuck Schumer today “CBO says GOP plan to balance budget & keep Trump tax cuts “mathematically impossible; if they don’t cut Medicare, Social Security, defense & veteran’s benefits GOP would have to cut 86% from EVERY other Federal program

Speaker McCarthy, its Mar 14, show us your plan.”

Enough headlines today on Democrats who voted for 2018 bank deregulation. This might be the more important list, the currently serving Democratic Senators, not all known as “progressives” – who voted No.

Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Brown, Cantwell, Cardin, Casey, Cortez-Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Gillebrand, Hirono, Klobuchar, Markey, Melendez, Merkley, Murphy, Murray, Sanders, Schatz, Schumer, Smith, VanHollen, Warren, Whitehouse, Wyden.

This weekend in Houston, a 3-year old girl accidentally shot & killed 4-year-old sister.. But Texas GOP thinks drag queens are the problem?

Texas Republican lawmaker introduces drag queen ‘bounty hunting’ bill

Ron Deathsantis stripped Hyatt Regency Miami’s liquor license for hosting “A Drag Queen Christmas” where children were allegedly present Disclaimer said “recommended for audiences 18+,” but children allowed to attend if accompanied by adult. Uh what happened to parents’ rights??


March 14, 2023

It’s NCAA March Madness bracket picking time.

Companies have been trying to get workers back to the office. Maybe this might help – when you pick an upset team that wins just because you liked their uniform color or mascot – it’s more fun to brag to your coworkers in person.

Phoenix Suns played at Chase Center tonight, but Kevin Durant, who still hasn’t played in San Francisco, was out with an ankle injury. If the Suns return to Chase in the playoffs and KD plays, will the evening giveaway be a flying pig?

Pence senior adviser Marc Short, talking about 2024 “Mike is in a different place where he can be sort of free and liberated in ways that I don’t think others in the field are.” This might be 1st time “free and liberated,” and “Mike Pence” have been used in the same sentence.

Dick Durbin at Big Tech Dominance/Consumer Protection antitrust hearing: “Amazon has 40% of e-commerce market in US, 6 times nearest competitor. Google has 93% of online search Apple has tight grip on 121 million + iPhone users.”

Paying lobbyists is cheaper than playing fair.

Don’t claim to know enough to have an informed opinion on the Willow project. It matters a lot to Alaskans.

But even as President Biden makes a decision popular in Alaska and probably with most Republicans the Fox News headline is only about (some) Democrats being angry with him. #cantwin

My phone changes Peter Thiel to Peter Thief and I have never liked auto correct more.

Republicans somehow trying to pin the SVB bank failure on Joe Biden are like people who insisted smoke detectors and sprinklers be removed to save money and then try to blame the new building manager when the building burns down.

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott calling the fact that Silicon Valley Bank depositors will get their money back “This is CORPORATE CRONYISM from the Biden Administration. The American taxpayer should NOT be on the hook for this failure.

First, it’s the FDIC that will pay out.

Second, so Tim Scott is telling us none of his donors had money in the bank. If they did he’d be screaming Biden didn’t get them their money back fast enough.

Headline “Toxic Red Tide Is Back in Florida”

But besides Ron DeSantis and GOP legislature, a major algae bloom is hitting the state’s beaches.

Ron Deathsantis claiming SVB failed because it was too “woke.” The four biggest banks in Florida, Wells Fargo Bank, Truist, Bank of America,, Chase, ALL have diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) programs.

What’s Ron gonna tell Floridians to do? Put money under mattresses?

When I’m 69…

March 13, 2023

Selection Sunday is over & now with play-in games, 68 teams are in March Madness. Not quite as much fun as watching games.. but there is something about outrage from fans of teams who were presumably 69th, 70th, 71st, 72nd & just missed chance of being destroyed in 1st round.

UNC, widely considered preseason men’s basketball number 1, did not make the NCAA tournament. And the Tarheels declined an invitation to the NIT.

So they didn’t even think they could win that?

Jimmy Kimmel in opening monologue at the Oscars. “Five Irish actors are nominated tonight. So the odds of another fight on stage just went up.” Points for everyone who bet on a Will Smith joke.

Jimmy Kimmel talks about the importance of editing. ‘”You can turn 44,000 hours of an insurrection into a sightseeing excursion.”

Finally saw “The Banshees of Inisherin”” Thought-provoking, great acting, great cinematography…. but even with my twisted sense of humor, IMHO it’s not a comedy.

We’re all exhausted just with losing an hour’s sleep. Imagine how we’d feel losing our democracy.

Wisconsin Supreme court election April 4 is the next battle. #Vote


“My husband is in prison just for telling the truth. My husband is in prison just for defending democracy.”

Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Alexei Navalny. As documentary about her husband wins an Oscar. Think it can’t happen here?

Again, #Vote

Colorado “Romeo and Juliet” law may shield Lauren Boebert’s son from being prosecuted.

Although in most states, including Florida, if his pregnant girlfriend was 15, she was still under age of consent & sex w/ a 15 year old is a crime. But sure, let’s talk about drag queens.

Nancy Mace was the latest GOP member of Congress to call for raising the Social Security retirement age.

Nancy Mace, 45, is a divorced mother of two, now engaged to be married again. Good for her. But apparently she isn’t counting on needing Social Security herself. . She and her fiance just bought a little house last summer in South Carolina. For. $3.9 million!.

Has a single one of these anti-choice GOP members of Congress said they’d support returning the Child Tax Credit or making it easier for mothers with children to get food stamps? I’ll wait.

Jane Fonda says comments about murdering anti-abortion people were”obviously made in jest.” GOP pearl clutchers were fine in 2016 when Trump said of Hillary Clinton “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although 2nd Amendment people, maybe there is.”

A man in Texas is suing women he claims helped his ex-wife get abortion pills. Leaving aside everything else wrong with this, if we want to cut down on potential abortions, when will a woman sue men for helping their friends get Viagra?

As we stumble into the first monday of Daylight Savings Time -has Fox News blamed Joe Biden for losing an hour’s sleep yet?

And the last shall be first?

March 11, 2023

The Denver Nuggets have a six game league in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs are playing for lottery ping pong balls.

And the Nuggets were up 12 after the first quarter.

So of course the Spurs won by 8. Just like they drew it up.

UCLA, on their way to winning PAC 12 men’s basketball championship. is apparently the ONLY program without transfer players. I’m so old I remember when players leaving early for NBA was the biggest threat to many college basketball programs.

It’s March 2023. Sure don’t remember as much attention paid to DEMOCRATIC candidates in 2019, a year and a half before the 2020 Presidential election.

Like many women, & men, my age, had early girl crush on Julie Andrews. Loved Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Torn Curtain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Darling Lili… & of course Victor Victoria. Don’t know any women, or men, who saw Victor Victoria & became gay or a drag queen.

Reports that Mitch McConnell is recovering & eager to leave hospital after he fell & suffered a concussion. But wonder why Fox & other right-wing media aren’t demanding more information & alleging cover-ups as they did when Joe Biden was given clean bill of health at his checkup?

ANOTHER Norfolk Southern derailment yesterday – this time in Alabama. I missed the tweets from anti regulation Republicans taking credit.

As another #AtmosphericRiver bears down on California, at least we don’t have a President who would tell us to rake our beaches or something.

Wrap your head around this one. Firearms are the leading cause of death for children in the United States: And many GOP-dominated states are still trying to convince Americans that drag queens are more dangerous than guns.

Important reminder. Whatever hateful dog whistles GOP tries to blow these days, they are heard by an increasing minority. The best response isn’t to argue with a cult, the best response is to make sure all eligible Americans have the right to vote.

So a certain Texas senator has an angry book coming out in November. Fine, I believe in a free press: But this is the book coming out in May I think more Americans will want to read:


March 10, 2023

My father, a Duke professor, had at times a love-hate relationship with their basketball team. But he was never a fan of the rival Tarheels

So he’d have loved this “North Carolina appears headed toward becoming the first AP preseason No. 1 men’s basketball team to miss the tournament since NC State in 1974-75.”

Yes, Mitch McConnell, 81, is old. But if we needed a reminder that falls can happen at any age, Kevin Durant, 34, slipped on the floor in pre-game warm-ups and is likely out for a month.

Be careful out there.

Mitch McConnell, who is about the same age as Joe Biden, has a concussion & will be in the hospital a few days to recover. Falls can happen at any age, and wishing Mitch the best but trying to imagine right wing media if President Biden had fallen with a similar result.

“I joined every single one of my colleagues in wishing Leader McConnell a speedy and full recovery.” Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. Democrats aren’t perfect, but we’re by and large decent grown-ups.

Gym Jordan as a committee chair thinks people should respect his subpoenas. Gym Jordan ignored January 6 committee subpoenas. If they gave graduate degrees in hypocrisy we’d be referring to him as Dr. Gym Jordan.

First GOP claimed it was viability. Then GOP claimed it was “can fetus feel pain?”

Then GOP claimed it was “is there a heartbeat?” Now GOP claims they want to ban any abortion medication from time of conception.

Today’s GOP wants to punish women for having sex.-

20 GOP Attorney Generals at least temporarily got Walgreens to stop selling mifepristone due to state anti-abortion laws.

ICYMI, also 17 GOP Attorney Generals suing California for state law mandating only new electric cars be sold by 2035.

States’ rights for me but not for thee.-

ICYMI, Nikki Haley just said of Social Security: “The first thing you do is you change the retirement age of young people coming up..” Nikki didn’t define young. And she didn’t say how old. So how old does she think is too young for social security & too old to be in office?

J.D Vance actually said about Ohio train derailment – “

Our leadership, media & politicians were slow to respond to this crisis, in part because people of East Palestine have wrong politics…they’re little too rural, maybe little too White.”

The people of Flint, MI would like a word.-

Seen few stories lately about Florida & Texas being “pro-business.”

But how long until women, & the men who love them, start looking at both states and thinking, there’s no job worth moving to a place that treats women like they’re incapable of making their own health decisions.

Being in the travel industry I know many hotel chains and airlines are big on diversity, being LGTBQ friendly, and fighting climate change. So is Deathsantis going to try to shut down tourism in the state as being overly woke. Or is his battle with Disney just a publicity stunt?

Curfew time?

March 9, 2023

Ja Morant will not be charged after he posted a video of himself on Instagram apparently with a gun.

Glendale, Colorado, police say they conducted an investigation, and determined “that the incident took place at a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s early Saturday, hours after Memphis lost to Denver Nuggets, but that there “was not enough available evidence to charge anyone with a crime.”

Just thinking, if you’re an NBA player, is there anything good that happens in the wee hours after a game at a strip club?

Wisconsin is one of the most divided states in the US, with Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson – a gerrymandered GOP legislature – and a SCOTUS with a critically important election April 4th.

BUT, as ESPN reporrts, led by Governor Tony Evers, a bipartisan coalition of Wisconsin business, tourism and health care leaders, former office holders and others announced Wednesday that it is working to find a solution to keeping the Milwaukee Brewers in the state with government help to repair American Family Field (formerly Miller Park). and get the team to commit to stay for another 20 years.

Good to know that whatever else divides us, we have baseball.

Some right-wingers got knickers in a knot because out of 11 #WomenofCourage awards Jill Biden gave out today, 1 was trans woman. They had no problem with Former Guy giving highest civilian honor -Presidential Medal of Freedom – to a divisive admitted drug abuser – Rush Limbaugh

CNN reports a new study found stress may lead to lower cognitive function.

Great, one more thing to stress about.

As a Democrat I am capable of wishing Mitch McConnell well since he has been hospitalized after a fall, but I can still wish that he recovers and realizes (for starters) how wrong he was to try to repeal Obamacare.

Haven’t been a Newsom fan but well played, Gavin, well played. “Governor’s office announced it will not renew $54 million contract between state & Walgreens to supplies prescription drugs for California’s prison health care system.”

Caving to right-wing fascists has consequences.

Don’t claim to be an expert on DC Crime Bill & I know it’s complicated. But regardless of the merits of the bill, can anyone imagine Senate voting on a specific resolution to say Texas or California cannot govern themselves? Time to make DC the 51st State.

Speaking of crime in DC, Many in the House GOP are so obsessed with defending January 6 insurrectionists, increasingly seems likely they were more involved themselves with the attempted coup than we ever dreamed.

My dad lived in Arlington, VA, so have been a regular DC tourist.

But haven’t been inside the US Capitol in over a decade. Listening to some of House GOP on January 6, have to ask, so does the Capitol gift shop now sell bear spray and zip ties?

Count down

March 8, 2023

We’re one week away from the start of the NCAA’s basketball March Madness.

One loss and you’re out.

As the NBA plays on into April to eliminate 10 of 30 teams.

What a concept, basketball games that actually mean something.

Kevin Durant thinks it’s going to be loud for his first home game with the Phoenix Suns.

Just wait until KD has his first game with the Suns against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center.

Stephen Colbert sums it up about January 6 “For something that didn’t happen there’s sure a lot of people pleading guilty.”

Beginning to think Elon Musk wasn’t that serious about stepping down as Twitter CEO.

As a travel agent know JetBlue customers love their service, but complain about delays. Spirit customers love their prices, but complain about almost everything else, including extra fees. Had to expect a merger would be the worst of both worlds. Glad to see DOJ step in.

Have to give Hillary Clinton credit. . She hasn’t run for office over 6 years and almost no one is better at still making GOP heads explode.

So unarmed protestors picketing outside SCOTUS homes over Roe V. Wade is grounds for outrage and suing DOJ. But January 6 was peaceful sightseeing? The gospel according to Fox News.

And can you imagine if Nancy Pelosi gave the footage to Rachel Maddow? GOP would have called for her impeachment.

Florida GOP will ban abortion after 6 weeks gestation. But leaving aside many women don’t know they are pregnant then, also no way of knowing that early if fetus is healthy or nonviable. And Florida trying to bully other pharmacies into banning mifepristone.

Florida GOP hates women.

Don’t love Joe Manchin But before spending time and energy and money for a primary challenger please look at West Virginia demographics. Any other Democrat would lose. The way we deal with Manchin is elect more Democrats from blue and purple states. Make him irrelevant.

Senators Amy Klobuchar & Mike Lee agree on very little, but they agree Amazon & Apple are hurting consumers by their monopolistic behavior. Antitrust isn’t partisan issue. House GOP claims to care about inflation. Why aren’t bills being brought to floor in both House and Senate?

Admitting to treasonous accomplices at FBI in plain sight. From Trump fundraising email. No joke “We’ve now learned select group of honorable FBI agents wanted to CLOSE DOWN the Mar-a-Lago document investigation – but Biden’s Attorney General OVERRULED them in tense showdown.”