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The long and short of it.

October 19, 2021

Yeah, I know we’re supposed to hate the Astros. But it’s really impossible when you’re 5’6″ yourself in high heels to hate Jose Altuve.

Giants’ Wilmer Flores probably had about as much chance of getting a hit off Dodgers’ Max Scherzer in NLCS Game Five as the Houston Astros did of scoring seven runs after two were out in the 9th tonight against the Red Sox. Getting over it is for sissies.

Hey LA Dodgers fans, many of you’ve left in the 8th inning down only three runs. What do you think this is? A regular season game? Sincerely and seriously, SF Giants fans

(And this was time stamped on Twitter at 527p – BEFORE the comeback started.)


So how many people who went to bed early on east coast and didn’t watch much of ALCS game 3 will wake up, look at the final score, and think “Yet, another rout with no drama?” Well, actually it was plenty dramatic until the 9th inning.

ESPN reports 76ers center Joel Embiid said he has yet to speak to Ben Simmons & added repeatedly — it isn’t his job to “babysit” anyone. Maybe actual year in college does make a difference in maturity?

Embiid did do a year at Kansas. (Simmons bragged about how he didn’t need to go to class his year at LSU.)

Has occurred to me… if Republicans like Liz Cheney really want to clean house in the party to move GOP back to being anti-Democrats as opposed to anti-democracy, then some arrests of Velveeta Voldemort cult members would be a good start.

-Modesto to Palo Alto is 89 miles, an hour and a half if traffic isn’t bad. An envelope mailed to me 7 days ago arrived today. Forget Christmas cards. Get your cross country Valentines mailed ASAP. #FireDeJoy

Wikipedia says 11,411 sworn police officers in US state of Washington. 11,411! But most of the headlines are about the 127 police employees (53 civilians and 74 commissioned officers) who were let go for not getting a COVID 19 vaccine. Math again has a liberal bias.

CNN’s John King announced publicly for the first time he has multiple sclerosis. Wonder how many people didn’t realize that Colin Powell was immunocompromised. Some things we do for other people are difficult. Being vaccinated isn’t one of them. Oh, and wear a d*mn mask.

John Cornyn referred to #FreedomToVoteAct, sponsored by Amy Klobuchar, Rafael Warnock & Joe Manchin as a compromise between “the left and the radical left.” Leaving aside Klobuchar & Warnock are hardly radical, is this 1st time ever someone has referred to Manchin as “left?”


So is Facebook going to change their name back to Facemash? Or Faceplant?

Outta here.

October 19, 2021

Boston Red Sox beat Houston Astros 12-3 today. And the Red Sox hit their third grand slam in two games. Maybe Houston should start GIVING Boston their signs. Their pitchers couldn’t get hit much worse.

When even Rachel Maddow says to close her show that tomorrow “I’m scheduled to be hitting a grand slam for the Boston Red Sox…everybody gets a turn.” Yeah, I’m an NL fan. But I miss pitcher’s duels.

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane suspended 21 games by NHL, now apparently for a fake COVID-vaccine card. This is Kane’s sixth suspension in the NHL. So is this another of those NFL inspired “15 strikes and you’re out” policies?

Nick Rolovich is out as WSU football coach, after he was denied a religious exemption not to be vaccinated. Would Rolovich like to further explain the reasoning behind the religious exemption? Perhaps a pastor or priest might be able to have a little talk with him.


As conservatives jump on the “natural immunity” – let’s all go get COVID – bandwagon, your reminder that 724,000 Americans will never get COVID-19, or anything else, ever again.

Stephen Colbert on The Late Show reports tonight that Steele said The Former Guy’s “pee tape” probably exists. But Colbert complains Steele is getting his “hopes up again… You cannot get me to talk about this until the actual tape has been released. Or at least streamed.”

From Vogue interview w/ Jennifer Gates about her $2 million wedding to Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar last weekend. “Planning a wedding while I was in medical school rotations & Nayel was preparing for Olympics was no small feat” Especially tuning all those teeny tiny violins.


So Dennis Prager says he was TRYING to get COVID-19 so he would end up with natural immunity. This line of reasoning will make drinking bleach seem safe by comparison.

Harris Poll for USA today found approx 40% of workers say they want to continue working remotely. A lot of it is commute cost and stress. But have to wonder, especially in customer service industries, how many Americans are just tired of dealing with other people?

Seat belts don’t prevent all deaths in car accidents. So how long until the anti-vaccine mandate folks demand USA get rid of seat–belt laws?-

Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley have a bill to stop tech companies from squashing competition and raising prices for consumers.

Great idea. And Chuck Grassley brings experience on the competition issue. Figure he probably talked to Thomas Edison about potential light bulb monopolies.

Again, not a big Joe Manchin fan, but he is a Democrat in a red state. If Manchin WERE an actual Republican he’d be voting “no” on most of Biden’s nominees. And Mitch McConnell would be Majority Leader. We need to win more blue Senate seats in 2022. Period.

Personally, I’m vaccinated & in good health. So I’m not worried about getting really sick with COVID. But I still mask up indoors in public. Because what could be a mild case for me could be serious or deadly for someone else. It’s not hard. RIP Colin Powell

But his emails

October 17, 2021

That moment when NBC’s Saturday Night Live goes where the media won’t: Colin Jost as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last night on SNL

“One of our coaches is accused of racism, misogyny, and homophobia, but hey, at least no one’s talking about concussions.”

If anyone, including Little League Coaches, wants to see “better to be lucky than good” illustrated in baserunning, watch highlights the bottom of the 8th of game 2 of NLCS Braves vs Dodgers.

(Atlanta got away with at least 4 mistakes.)

So conservative media types who want us to believe they are all about saving babies are mocking Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave to be with his adopted premature baby twins. Very on brand.

Random college football thought: How cool is it that University of Cincinnati, the second largest public university in Ohio, is now ranked ahead of “The” Ohio State? University.

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich applied for religious exemption to avoid getting COVID shot, but will not explain details. If your religion means enough to keep you from getting a vaccine that could save your life & lives of others, you’d think you’d talk about it.

Of all the bad things Dodgers win over SF Giants has done to me… not inconsequential that I am now cheering for a team whose fans do “The Chop.” #BeatLA #Braves

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian says not having vaccine mandate has been effective, as 90% of employees have gotten COVID shot. Means as passenger on Delta you have 1 in 10 chance of being served by an unvaccinated employee? Well, slightly better odds than Russian Roulette.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is ‘offended’ police officers could lose their job over Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Uh, as of Sept 1, 21 at least 29 Florida police officers have lost their ability to work, or do anything else, permanently from COVID-19. #DeathSantis

Suppose it would be churlish to suggest that some of these folks who want “opposing views’ on the Holocaust jump off a few roofs to show their opposing views to gravity.


GOP is obsessed by 13 American deaths in Afghanistan but shrugs at 90,000 preventable American deaths from Covid since June.

Would the media treat President Biden better if he promised to start sending one outrageous tweet per weekend?

So sort of moving one…

October 15, 2021

Morning after: It’s not that Wilmer Flores was even that likely to get a hit against Max Scherzer. It’s that in 167th game of 2021, not counting spring training, Flores shouldn’t have had bat taken out of his hands by an umpire working his first division series.

From a wise friend -“I’m tired of people who say “Flores was 0-for-17 against Max and would have whiffed.” If past performance predicted future results, then why did 1-for-33 Cody Bellinger get a hit?”

The Saints weren’t the only team with bounties. The Astros weren’t the only team cheating. At this point as an SF Giants fan I have ZERO problem rooting for Dusty Baker finally to get that first World Series ring


So anyone want to guess who the next NFL coach to resign will be? Jon Garden didn’t exchange emails with himself.


Lora Reinbold, Alaska state senator banned from Alaska Airlines for refusing to wear mask, now has COVID & is convinced she will beat it w/ Ivermectin & vitamins. Lora is 57 w/ no known risk factors. How many older Alaskans & others w/ comorbidities might she have given virus to?


Open note to Virginia voters; The Former Guy has endorsed Glenn Youngkin. If you feel you are moderate to conservative but not on same level as Velveeta Voldemort think back to how TFG has responded to anyone without 100% loyalty.

Non-snarky Travel Agent PSA: Doesn’t matter what you read on social media, what friend says or what you think is logical: Vaccinated or not, besides rules for foreign country you visit, you now MUST show proof of negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of flight to return to USA.

Wish it weren’t true but we seem to become a nation largely of echo chambers. Even so, most Americans support democracy and the idea voting means majority rule. Which explaines why GOP wants to destroy democracy by gutting voting.

Fox poll: “Do you believe parents should or should not be telling schools what to teach?” 57% of Virginia parents & 50% of likely voters said parents should tell schools what to teach. Wonder if they realize this means commie pinko liberal parents get a voice too? #VoteBlue

So how long do l Texas schools have to offer books with the opposing view of a flat earth-

CDC now says unvaccinated have a 11 times higher risk of dying of COVID. So what’s next in a Republican world where being anti science is increasingly a virtue? GOP governors demanding we remove warning labels from cigarettes.

Florida Governor Ron DeathSantis claims President Biden with vaccine mandate is “trying to take people’s jobs away.” 57,711 Floridians would disagree if they were alive to do so.

This is the way the season ends.

October 15, 2021

Not with a bang but a checked swing.

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SF Giants

Unwatchable

October 14, 2021

All this talk about Giants-Dodgers NLDS game 5 being huge, historic, one of biggest playoff rivalry games ever… MLB and FOX, who owns the rights, will do anything except put the game on network. (It’s on TBS)

Meanwnile, so it looks like Fox will put between one and three of ALCS playoff games on their network.

But whoever wins Thursday night, not a single NLCS game will be on anything but cable.

And we wonder why World Series ratings are down.

Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash on decision not to let Kyrie Irving be part of team until he gets vaccinated. “This is a difficult decision. But I think it was sound. We are just going to move on & if things change, it would be incredible to have him back.” Good for the Nets.

Kyrie Irving back in 2018 asked about his flat earth theory . “Scientists are giving all this information. I wanted to open up conversation; ‘Hey do your own research for what you want to believe in.’ Our educational system is flawed.” S

Should we be surprised Kyre is anti-vax?

Another thought about these anti-vax athletes. Most professional athletes have children who are too young for a vaccine. So it’s not just the unvaxxed risking their teammates, it’s their teammates’ children too….Not to mention the children’s caregivers.

Who knows how many racist homophobic emails Jon Gruden sent? But did ANYONE who received one of those emails even go so far as say “Jon, that’s inappropriate?”

I’m a Democrat and I can say it was inappropriate for liberals to follow a Senator into the bathroom. Why can’t all Republicans say it is beyond inappropriate for people to make death threats against election officials and school board members?


President Biden announces that FedEx, UPS and Walmart have agreed to transport goods 24/7. Meanwhile I presume Louis DeJoy’s USPS will agree to try to get all of last Christmas’s packages and cards to people by this Christmas.

GOP & conservative media shrugged in 2020 when DeJoy’s USPS turned mailing holiday packages into a game of chance and many people didn’t get cards and presents. Can someone explain to me how same folks are now apoplectic with any & all shipping delays under President Biden?

–Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeting Sept 2021 “Business & people are leaving California for states like Texas. Texas > California Innovation NOT regulation.”

Greg Abbott – Oct 2021 – We’re going to institute an anti-science regulation against all private businesses.

Adam Schiff calls Republicans “Insurrectionsts in suits and ties.” That’s just wrong. Has anyone seen Gym Jordan in a suit and tie?10


CNN poll reports “Only 25% of Americans see economic bills helping them.” Maybe if CNN and other networks spent more time talking to 48 Senate Democrats who can explain what’s in the bill & less time covering the 2 who may not support it?

And then there was one – game.

October 12, 2021

Have faith in Logan Webb for Thursday. And SF Giants bullpen has not had a good night. But Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen in his Instagram has links to Project Veritas and Mike Lindell, the My Pillow guy. Whatever happens I prefer the “no pr*cks” clubhouse.


TBS announcers are in love with the fact that Max Scherzer jogged pre-game today. “A statement that his season isn’t over….” Good for Scherzer. But maybe it was a statement that at 37 not doing a daily workout means arthritis might set in?


Brooklyn GM Sean Marks- Nets “decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice w/ team until he is eligible to be a full participant. Kyrie has made personal choice, we respect his individual right to choose.” Is Irving afraid if he gets vaccinated he’ll fall off the flat earth.

Does it shock me that Jon Gruden has used misogynistic & anti-gay language regularly over a 7 year period? No. Guessing he’s not the only NFL coach who has. But who at this point is stupid enough to put that kind of stuff regularly in emails?

Three questions about Jon Gruden:
1. How many people read his emails, surely many of them associated with the NFL? 2. Why didn’t they say anything. 3. What language did they use in their replies?

And how many NFL coaches are today are googling “How do you permanently delete emails?”

In early November, United States will ease restrictions on travel, including land border crossings, for fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico. As a California resident wishing we could apply these rules for COVID hotspots like Florida and Texas.

Gym Jordan posted today that Ohio should get rid of vaccine mandates. The Ohio State University AND University of Cincinnati, two largest (and public) universities in Ohio, both have vaccine mandates. Who wants to tell hi

Has it occurred to some of these angry people demanding that parents decide what is taught in schools that LGBTQ people are parents, that people of color are parents, that immigrants are parents, that Muslims and people of all religions are parents, that yes, even Antifa members are parents? Probably many witches too.

Reading and watching stories of anti-vaccine and anti-mask Americans verbally assaulting flight attendants, health care and restaurant workers, etc…. Wonder how many of those folks are also complaining that other Americans don’t want to get “back to work?”

Now that Jon Gruden has been forced out as Raiders coach after his NFL found his racist, misogynist, anti-gay emails, the only question – which political office will GOP recruit Gruden to run for?4726

So as Greg Abbott does his Ron DeathSantis act in trying to stop private businesses from protecting Texans from COVID-19, what happens if an unvaccinated pregnant woman gets COVID and miscarries?


I know all the headlines are about Gabby Petito today but this seems like it should be getting a bit more attention – “Navy engineer, wife detained on espionage charges, allegedly concealed nuclear sub secrets in peanut butter sandwich.”

Might need to post something like this daily about the debt ceiling: Most Republican Senators are millionaires. An economic crash for them would just be a buying opportunity..

CBS News poll found only 10% of Americans know many specifics about Build Back Better package & most “don’t know anything at all.” Maybe if CBS & other networks actually covered Build Back Better & Senators working on it, instead of few members who’re all about getting attention.

Finally, a question for anti-vax anti-mask travelers : If you don’t believe in science then WTF are you doing getting into a metal tube weighing upwards of 150,000 pounds that is trying to fly through the air?

Not so ill wind

October 12, 2021

The ghost of Candlestick Park is laughing tonight.

#BeatLA

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Late late night

October 12, 2021


The Jacksonville Jaguars have now lost 20 straight games. How long until Urban Meyer resigns to spend some time with his family?


So which will be decided first? Who will be the #1 pick in 2022 NFL draft. Or whether the Detroit Lions or Jacksonvlle Jaguars will pick him?

37 seconds turned out to be enough for Kirk Cousins as well as Aaron Rodgers to drive their teams game winning field goals. . As a Saints fan I like Minnesota Miracles much better if they don’t happen against New Orleans.


Meawhile, watched OT for Bengals Packers game and lost track of the missed FGs. So how committed is Adam Vinatieri to his retirement?

Safeway pharmacy now offering prescriptions by mail. For all those who want to order any medications they need by Christmas. #firedejoy

United Airlines was first to put in vaccine mandate for employees & flights have been fine. But Southwest employees supposedly doing a sickout over THEIR new vaccine mandate. Not that @United’s perfect but I’ll take my chances with an airline whose employees believe in science.


Studies show blue state residents not only have higher vaccination rates, but also tend to be more educated, wealthier & likely to have US passports. Seems like no-brainer from purely business perspective, as to which side airlines would want to be on with vaccine mandates.

I understand Fox News reaches big audience & had no problem w/ Pete Buttigieg & Amy Klobuchar appearing on the network for Joe Biden. But Fox has many shows. And of all of them, Andrew Yang says he was “trying to take the temperature of country down” by choosing to appear Tucker Carlson? WTF?

Asked CNN on SOTU about Manchin & choosing between child care, child tax credit or paid family leave, Amy Klobuchar “I’m not going to negotiate this on TV. We’re getting closer & closer to agreement. We’ll get this bill done.”

But this statement of course didn’t won’t get same headlines as the “Dems in disarray” gloom & doom.

With the Former Guy there was a scandal every weekend, or at least an outrageous comment, often tweeted after taxpayer funded golf at one of his resorts.. Now President Biden quietly spends weekends with family. And media acts like a bored child that needs to create drama.

Saturday night lights out.

October 10, 2021

SF Giants looked flatter Saturday night than the earth according to Kyrie Irving.

Who says Giants and Dodgers fans can’t agree on anything? Angel Hernandez s*cks.

But uh.

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Giants and Dodgers are the best two teams in baseball.. and a missed strike three on Chris Taylor by the worst umpire in baseball, Angel Hernandez, really ignites a 6th inning rally…


So let the “A one-loss Alabama still deserves a shot at the College Football Playoffs” chants out of Tuscaloosa begin!

“LSU removes COVID-19 protocols for fans at Tiger Stadium beginning with Oct. 16 game vs. Florida Gators.” What could possibly go wrong?

(On the other hand, after LSU was beaten soundly by Kentucky, maybe social distancing next week won’t be a problem.)

McConnell claimed in letter to Biden “in light of Schumer’s hysterics” he will not help Democrats avert debt ceiling crisis in December. So Senator Minority leader will tank the entire country before Christmas because his feelings got hurt by a speech? Who’s being hysterical?


Can anyone imagine how the media would react if Hillary Clinton regularly had rallies after 2016 to complain about her election loss? And unlike Velveeta Voldemort, Hillary WON the popular vote.

Kim Kardashian is doing to SNL for me what Chuck Todd does to Meet the Press for me every week.

Well, it was a good night to go read a book.

JPMorgan bans business travel for unvaccinated U.S. employees .

So I missed this story. Wouldn’t you think Fox News or GOP would be lauding JPMorgan-Chase for a decision on what they thought was best for their business?

Beat LA

October 9, 2021

It’s a start with tonight’s ESPN headlne: “Webb silences Dodgers in brilliant playoff debut.” Oh, wait, this headline doesn’t even MENTION the team Webb pitches for – the SF Giants. Never mind.

And even as a long time SF Giants fan, I can tell you it’s a real rarity to see Buster Posey smile.

But it’s a nice rarity.

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Friday Night should be for high school football. But okay then, maybe no one in the Eastern or Central time zone cares about Stanford – Arizona State.

On the other hand, they might care if Cincinnati runs the table and knocks a SEC team out of the CFB playoffs.

And baseball wonders why they can’t grow TV ratings. Not only are none of today’s ALDS/NLDS on network television… the White Sox vs Astros game 2 is only on MLB Network. And Red Sox Rays only on FS1.

For anyone traveling, good luck finding FS1 OR MLB Network on hotel/motel TVs.

Since January 6 is trending on socieal media need to remind everyone again of a name – Brian Sicknick.

Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense now apparently is that he was going hunting? I will never forget the first time I read Richard Connell short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” Liked it better as fiction.

I have come to like Pete Buttigieg. But when he calls parenting twins ‘the most demanding thing I think I’ve ever done” a whole lot of moms are just giggling.

On Twitter, anytime someone posts an article, even if you’ve already seen it, and you try to retweet, you get asked “Do you want to read the article first??” Not saying Twitter is perfect, but that little check is a major improvement over Facebook.

Velveeta Voldemort asserting “executive privilege” when he is no longer President is a bit like some ex-husband trying to tell his ex-wife what to do. Of course, he probably does that with both ex-wives too.316

Daily Mail headline: “McConnell warns Biden GOP will not help raise debt ceiling again in December due to Schumer’s ‘tantrum’ speech.” Uh, did ANYONE think Republicans were going to do anything other than to try to blame Dems for a government shutdown right before Christmas.

Media today – “Wow, Sanders & Manchin have big egos and butt heads.”

Also media – “So this Sunday should we have Sanders or Manchin as our lead Senate guest?”

Innocent people don’t defy subpoenas.

And then there were eight.

October 8, 2021

Yeah, the Astros cheated. (Anyone really think they were the only ones?) In any case, hard to root against Dusty Baker. One of the best men in baseball.

But okay, Fox has the World Series. MLB in conjunction with Fox has most of the MLB playoffs on channels people without cable – and often now travelers in hotel rooms again – cannot see.

Which makes me even more inclined to root for the opposite of media darlngs Astros and Rays to get to ALCS.

From my long-time funny friend BIll Littlejohn:

. The ‘Sea of Hands’ is…

a)a famous play in which the Raiders beat the Dolphins in the ’74 playoffs
b) The Urban Meyer video.

The ATT& funding OAN story sadly reminds us it’s not just Facebook that puts profits over safety.

50 to 48, The Senate has put off the debt ceiling crisis until December.

Why do Republicans hate Christmas?

Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott vote NO on extending debt ceiling. So they’re telling Florida seniors they should be willing to give up their Social Security checks and other benefits to keep funding important stuff like tax cuts for Millionaires. Got it.


Have no interest in buying anything written by anyone who kept silent for up to 4 years of Velveeta Voldemort’s administration & is now spilling secrets for book sales. Maybe if they spill legitimate information that will lead to his indictment by New York AG or DOJ first…

The little joys of working of at home. No toddler to juggle along with my laptop – but my cat today walked across the phone and hung up on Lufthansa..

Another thought about Matthew McConaughey as a possible Governor of Texas: Can anyone imagine if a woman actor suddenly ruminated publicly about being Governor of anything? (Okay, other than Helen Mirren. But she has experience as Queen.

As Trevor Noah talks tonight on The Daily Show about “The Right to Repair” I will someday tell my grandchildren that in high school in the 1970s I paid to repair my CALCULATOR!

Down and way out.

October 7, 2021

San DIego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler after the Padres went from having a lead for the NL’s 2nd wild card on Sept 9, to ending up in 3rd place in the NL West, 28 games behind the SF Giants.

Even more amazing, San Diego’s free fall put them not only 28 games behind the Giants, but only 27 games in front of the 110 loss Arizona Diamondbacks.

If you’re breathing a sigh of relief because home plate umpire Joe West didn’t really affect the results of tonight’s NL Wild Card game. Home plate umpire for game two of the NLDS will be …. Angel Hernandez!?!

So much for “no crying in baseball.”

People may remember Dodgers’ two home runs tonight in Wild Card game. But Cardinals were 0-11 with runners in scoring position. That doesn’t win a lot of games, period.

Alex Reyes lost his job as the closer in St. Louis late in the season for a reason.

Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins, who got COVID-19 shot, says it was just to keep his job, but is still loudly anti-vaccine & is cautious about putting medicines into his body. He added that he had a bad allergic reaction to Tylenol so now carries an Epi-Pen. Who wants to tell him?

Apparently January 6 committee can’t find Dan Scavino to serve him with a subpoena. Maybe waive some money and a camera in Scavino’s last known vicinity?

I cannot stand Mitch McConnell. But trying to think of a time since John McCain turned thumbs-down on repealing Obama that McConnell hasn’t kept his party in line when it mattered.

Should we really be surprised that Mark Zuckerberg, who started with a website “Facemash” to compare and rate the attractiveness of two women, is indifferent to the harm Facebook is doing to girls in steering them to content promoting eating disorders?


GOP senators talking on Senate floor more about Afghanistan since President Biden got us out of the 20-year war, than they ever did when Americans soldiers were fighting, and dying in the country.

Andrew Yang never ran for office before he ran for President. He didn’t volunteer on other campaigns. He never even voted in many New York City elections. Andrew Yang never wanted to fix the Democratic party. He just wanted to be President. Period.

If millions of Americans, some of who aren’t that tech savvy, regularly find lies on Facebook about COVID vaccines microchips, and horsewormer…for starters, why can’t FB just hire some of those folks to help them find misinformation?

Stephen Colbert tonight talking about a Biden potentially ordering trillion-dollar coin the President could deposit with Federal Reserve to avert debt ceiling crisis. Talk about a coin you really don’t want to lose in the sofa cushions.

Amy Klobuchar quoting John Lewis in Senate hearing on Voting Rights Act in his name: “Voting is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.” She is right, he was right. It’s why GOP is trying to take voting away from “some people.” We need laws protecting voting rights. Now.

Not up to you New York, New York?

October 5, 2021

Uh oh, ESPN doesn’t have the Yankees anymore. Prepare for seven day a week football stories …

Yankees are out, Mets collapsed over a month ago, Giants and Jets look to be fighting over NFL draft position, while Nets have no idea if Kyrie Irving’s vaccine issues will keep him from playing home and some away games. So how bout those Knicks?

So the NY Giants now will at least equal the NY Yankees’ total for wins in October 2021.

So is Urban Meyer still the Jacksonville Jaguars coach because their owner feels like the season is lost anyway, and doesn’t know if he can get out of paying Meyer $12 million a year?

Re Urban Meyer, I’m not being morals police & his nights out are ultimately between him and his wife. But how stupid do you have to be to go out in a city where you are famous, misbehave, and expect no one with a smart phone will notice?


Of all the things that make me livid at Facebook today one of the biggest has to be that I am actually (briefly) agreeing with Ted Cruz..

(And yes, Marsha Blackburn.)

Anyone who thinks we cannot possibly have bipartisan agreement on anything in this country really needs to watch some of this Senate hearing with Frances Haugen about how Facebook is targeting children and teenagers.

Another reason you know today’s Senate whistleblower hearing went well for Americans and poorly for Facebook and their misinformation… Fox News website doesn’t have a single headline on it.

Anderson Cooper says he’s a regular Instagram user. “But I gotta say, it depresses me, I leave feeling worse than when I got on, not just for having wasted time, but I feel worse about my own life.” If Anderson Cooper feels worse about HIS life, what chance do teen girls have?

WSJ “Nikki Haley calls Donald Trump a friend.” Ok, if nothing else Haley is too stupid ever to run for President. The Former Guy HAS no friends.

For many of us 1st time we knew eating disorders could be fatal was when Karen Carpenter died. As Carpenters fan, was sad & horrified. Now, knowing Facebook is encouraging that kind of self-destructive behavior w/ young girls, for profit, is even more horrifying. And enraging.853160

California reporting lowest COVID-19 case rate in US and became 1st state to report ‘moderate’ instead of “high” virus transmission in weeks. Vaccines work. Vaccine mandates work. And yes, until we do better on the first two, mask mandates work too.

Open note to all these who worked for Velveeta Voldemort now publicly apologizing: Leaving aside the fact that 700,000 people are permanently unable to hear your apology, the “mea culpas” would ring a bit truer if they also weren’t part of a book tour.

Sen. Mike Lee complaining “Americans forced to go against recommendation of their doctors” w/ vaccines. 2 questions for Lee. 1. What if you’re not talking to your doctor but reading random stuff on Facebook? 2.If doctors are so important what if your doctor recommends abortion?

Another point from today’s Senate hearing. Anyone who ever has been in junior high & high school knows about bullying… But as Frances Haugen pointed out – bullied kids (mostly) used to be able to go home and get away from it. Now with social media it’s 24-7.

No box scores…

October 5, 2021

Am really glad SF Giants weren’t playing game 163 today and am thrilled for them winning the division. But October 4 with no games at all, is a slightly poignant foreshadowing of a winter without baseball. “It breaks your heart, it is designed to break your heart…”

It was pouring rain today in Los Angeles.

Would be churlish to suggest they could be Dodgers tears that a raggedy band of rejects and old guys somehow beat them for the NL West title.

So what if we don’t institute a national vaccine mandate but require proof of vaccination to get Viagra?

Just found out Urban Meyer’s slogan for the 0-4 NFL Jaguars is “Own it.” Since when has Coach Meyer ever owned anything he himself has done?

Andrew Yang today writing about why he left the Democratic Party.

Yang used to call himself Donald Trump’s worst nightmare? How about many women’s worst nightmare? A man who shows up late to a complicated situation and insists he alone can fix it.31125.

Facebook whistleblower Haugen written testimony to Senate “When we realized tobacco companies were hiding harms it caused, govt took action. When we figured out cars were safer w/ seatbelts, govt took action.” Of course today’s GOP would be against tobacco warnings & seatbelts.

Plenty of conspiracy theorists out in force today to say Facebook crashed their own site to scrub damaging information. While I’m not a conspiracy theorist myself would be a good day for Facebook to give investigators access to last night’s backups?

Amy Klobuchar on with Anderson Cooper – “Number one mortality rate with mental illlness is eating disorders.” And Instagram was inundating girls with eating disorders with pages glorifying eating disorders. There’s a word for that – Evil.

Mainstream media still obsessed with covering the Former Guy’s false claims along with “Dems in disarray” narrative. So today’s reporting on Facebook “spreading hate and misinformation for profit” is a pretty spectacular self-own.

Hillary Clinton was only 69 during the 2016 election. Most regular media stories about her in the year or so after election were “Won’t she just go away?” How much better would our country be if media had responded the same way to Velveeta Voldemort?

Miracle on 24 Willie Mays Plaza?

October 3, 2021

Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to… (From Miracle on 34th Street.)

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Optimistic thought for the night. If the SF Giants, projected to win 75 games in 2021, can somehow win 107 games, then we should be able somehow to get #FreedomToVoteAct passed. It’s not over til it’s over.

NBA refused Andrew Wiggins religious exemption request for COVID-19 vaccine so Wiggins got vaccinated & can now play in SF. Guessing Wiggins decided he wasn’t quite relying on Philippians 4:19 “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Apparently Urban Meyer, 57 and married, had some embarrassing pictures in a bar with young women in Ohio.

Uh, Meyer ignored allegations about his players at OSU after ignoring allegation about his players at Florida whch may have resulted in Aaron Hernandez getting away with murder and then killing again. Karma always defers the coin toss


People who are surprised that Mark Zuckerberg is such an a**hole clearly either didn’t watch or have forgotten “The Social Network.”

Beaches in Huntington Beach, California are closed after a massive oil spill… Uh, this is the same Huntington Beach where they regularly mock mask mandates… so why don’t they just tell themselves the oil is harmless too?

Sorry. But SNL opening night skit featuring Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin with brief mention of Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, but nothing on Rules Commitee Chair Amy Klobuchar, or moderates like Mark Warner or Jon Tester, isn’t helping Americans’ image of the Senate.

So why does Velveeta Voldemort want a court to make Twitter give him his account back. I thought he had created at least two better social media options.


If you drop out of college because you won’t get a vaccine then you probably weren’t very educable in the first place.

Again, why are we seeing stories about random healthcare professionals who get fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine? Instead of the majority who do the right thing. I guess it’s a story when someone refuses to follow speed limits and causes a massive car crash too.

Beaches in Huntington Beach, California are closed after a massive oil spill… Uh, this is the same Huntington Beach where they regularly mock mask mandates… so why don’t they just tell themselves the oil is harmless too?

So the world isn’t perfect. But on a positive note, at least we had a weekend with a President who wasn’t rage-tweeting from his golf course!

And once again, all the headlines seem to be about two senators. Maybe one reason Americans have a negative view of government is that controversy gets you media coverage & getting things done doesn’t. Media – PLEASE pay more attention to the work horses not the show horses.

And then it was two

October 1, 2021

The perfect game ending Thursday night.. SFGiants win, and Madison Bumgarner doesn’t take the loss. Okay really perfect would have been Madbum hitting a home run and the Giants still winning…

As an SF Giants fan I can only hope the SD Padres bullpen were as lousy this weekend at Oracle Park as they are this week at Dodger Stadium.

Despite a great effort and some impressive play from new Senator Jon Ossoff, GOP Congressional Baseball Team beat Democrats Wednesday night 13-12. Did it really matter? If Democrats ended up with more runs GOP would have declared an audit showed they won anyway.

So how long until Urban Meyer retires from as Jaguars coach for health reasons?

Senate confirmed Tracy Stone-Manning as director Bureau of Land Management 50-45. She was granted immunity for warning authorities, but GOP was upset about Tracy’s role in 1989 tree-spiking incident.

1989?!

So long ago Chuck Grassley was not quite filing for Social Security.

Government now funded through Dec 3. Just in time for GOP to play Grinch by threatening a shutdown before Christmas.

GOP yesterday literally trying to hold up government funding by trying to make sure no federal funds are used for mask mandates. Yes same GOP who insists no federal funds be used for abortion. Once again – pro life my a**.

So how long until COVID tests positive for Ted Cruz?

Just wondering. Has anyone told UTAH Senator Mike Lee, who is railing against mask mandates, that Mormon leadership requires masks at temples & the church has said they will not issue religious exemptions for those who don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Seriously? CNN has a story today “‘It breaks my heart’: Unvaccinated teacher may leave job over mandate.” Uh, and how many COVID cases transmitted by unvaccinated people literally STOP other people’s hearts? Permanently.

Hey media, stop obsessing about Manchin and Sinema. Start asking GOP Senators, on camera, what parts of Build Back Better they don’t think Americans want or deserve. Thank you. A country that is tired of this sh*t.

Merck says its new pill may cut the risk of reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half with people recently infected with COVID-19 Good news, if even if the pill is approved what’s to stop GOP and right-wing media lying and call it dangerous? #DyingToOwnTheLibs

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19. Always heard, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all….. So no comment.

Amy Klobuchar on the View, saying again we need to codify Roe V. Wade – “that’s a fancy way of saying we need to put abortion rights into law.” She’s right. We do. Because GOP trying to make our country into sad combination of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

Contact play.

September 30, 2021

Despite a great effort and some impressive play from new Senator Jon Ossoff, the GOP Congressional Baseball Team beat the Democrats 13-12.

Did it really matter. If Democrats ended up with more runs GOP would have declared an audit showed they won anyway..

Brewers star set-up reliever Devin Williams is out for the season after breaking a bone in his pitching hand punching a wall after Milwaukee celebrated clinching the division Sunday night “Siri, What does the expression mean – “Million dollar arm ten-cent head?”

Okay then, apparently some Dodgers fans are claiming on social media that SF Giants must be cheating because Giants including older players are performing so much better than expected in 2021? Suppose LA fans figure with a payroll over $300,000,000 that they bought the division fair and square?

The US government cannot force you to get a driver’s license or buy insurance. But if you don’t do both, then you are choosing not to drive a car. So don’t want to get vaccinated? Fine, you’re choosing not to go out to mingle with other people in public.

Uh, Senator Mike Lee says “sincerely-held personal beliefs” are enough for an American to refuse a vaccine. What if it’s your “sincerely-held personal belief” you can drive safely at 100 mph? Or that you can drive drunk?

Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins still refusing COVID vaccine: “Just going to keep fighting for what I believe is right. What’s right to one person isn’t right to the other.” Has anyone told Wiggins, the Harlem Globetrotters started because NBA didn’t think it was right for black players to join league?

As Ted Cruz stands up AGAIN to claim he won’t vote for Biden’s nominations because the President is too soft on Russia, today’s question, is it possible to literally self-combust from hypocrisy?.


Per Chuck Schumer Senate has deal on short-term government funding resolution to prevent a shutdown through December. Good news… but December? So GOP can play this stupid chicken game right before Christmas….

If you don’t believe the medical profession about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, then please be consistent and stay home when you get sick. The hospital would just treat you with the medical science you’re ignoring.

New study found nearly 4 in 10 people who became infected with covid-19 still had at least one symptom three to six months later. That we KNOW of. Remember, after 9-11 it took years until we realized how many first responders would end up dying of cancer.

And down the stretch they come….

September 29, 2021

5 games to go & NL playoff teams are set. If Cardinals, winners of 17 straight, win out they’ll still be 10 games behind either Giants or Dodgers. And St. Louis has week to rest/prepare for Wild Card game while SF & LA will need to play hard to the wire.. Seems fair.

(Of course MLB might change the wild card rules after 2021. If the Yankees get knocked out in one game.)

MLB and ESPN finally paying a bit of attention to the SF Giants LA Dodgers pennant race. Guess that Padres Dodgers thing as the “best rivalry in baseball” didn’t quite work out.

Angels’ manager Joe Maddon: Shohei Ohtani saying he wants to win doesn’t mean he wants to leave LA. Of course not. Ohtani probably meant he wanted to be traded to the Dodgers and be part of baseball’s first half billion dollar payroll.

Fox News headline “Kristi Noem says media trying to destroy my children as report on daughter emerges.”

The referenced “report,” from the AP was how the South Dakota’s Governor’s daughter, 26, denied for her real estate appraiser certification until her mom met w/h SD Labor Secretary & head of agency.

She was 26. A mere child. #sarcasm

United Airlines now will have 64,500 out of their 66,500 work force vaccinated, but about 2,000 have applied for religious exemption to vaccine mandate.

So can United add a box to their website flight search? – “I only want to be on a plane w/ vaccinated flight attendants!

Democrats in Senate leadership are over 70. It’s almost completely on Seniority. So Senators in their 60s are too young to have official titles or chair top committees.

If House used same criteria, Nancy Pelosi, at a young 66 in 2007, would’ve been too young to become Speaker.

If GOP causes another government shutdown and Americans have social security checks etc, delayed, this is a reminder for people in Texas – You could have had Beto O’Rourke instead of Ted Cruz.


Sometimes when I get really frustrated as a travel agent dealing with difficult clients I remind myself at least I don’t have Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton or Josh Hawley as clients. To any travel agent or assistant who does deal with any those three, my profound sympathies.

Senate is overall a pretty wealthy group. Most GOP Senators are millionaires at least. So when Republicans voted to have Government shut down on Thursday night, guessing most of them won’t even notice if they get their paychecks.


What gets me, how many millions of Americans have family doctors they have trusted – until a failed real-estate developer started off telling them to drink bleach.

So now former WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has a tell-all book? Uh, not buying ANY book where someone had the chance to speak up in hopes of saving our country, but waited until they could profit off the knowledge. Period.

Why are we so shocked that many public servants and healthcare workers are getting vaccinated at the last minute to save their jobs? Anyone remember what stores used to look like the weekend before Christmas? Procrastination is a national sport.

Throwing away your shot?

September 27, 2021


Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins said decision not to get COVID-19 vaccine is a “private” matter. No, Your personal life is a private matter, your family is a private matter – being unvaccinated in a contact sport is no more a private matter than choosing to drive a car without brakes.

Sept 10: Padres’ Jake Cronenworth sustains broken finger being hit by pitch. Sept 18: Padres’ Jake Cronenworth starting at first base.

We can dream, Captain Brandon Belt fans! #SFGiants

Tom Brady says of returning to New England next Sunday night “I’m not going to necessarily reminisce.” Well at his age is Brady telling us he doesn’t remember?

Who says there’s no good news? SNL announced today that most cast members, including Kate McKinnon (!) are coming back for the 2021-2022 season.

In California now every single active registered voter will be mailed a ballot.

California has the concept that all our citizens be allowed to vote. No matter how they vote.

It’s called democracy.-

With limited booster COVID vaccines approved, we know KOW many rich privileged people will try to cheat to get booster shots before they are eligible. Media needs to seriously cover this to make enough unvaccinated people angry enough to get THEIR shots. If they get vaccinated to own the libs, I could cope.


Can anyone imagine if Democrats had voted against raising the debt ceiling and in favor of shutting down the government over Velveeta Voldemort’s millionaire & billionaire tax cuts?


Why are we surprised same Republican leaders that would cause hundreds of thousands of Americans to die rather than make President Biden look good with vaccines, would also cheerfully throw US into default to keep him from looking good with the economy?

Mitch McConnell just got his COVID vaccine booster shot & claims to be pro-vaccine. If Senate minority leader feels that way why doesn’t he use his much vaunted power over Republicans in Senate to get them to do joint PSA telling all eligible Americans to get vaccinated!

Can we STOP having the headlines all about those who are quitting in the police, healthcare industry etc over vaccine mandates? And let’s start with headlines “Overwhelming number of Americans do the right thing, get vaccinated, and keep their jobs.