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August 15, 2017

This was the moment that Trump became Jefferson Davis.

Because all Americans know that there’s no difference between George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee.

It’s so nice to know that General John Kelly is now Chief of Staff and has restored order and sanity to the Trump White House.

 

I’d really hate to see what @realDonaldTrump would be like if John Kelly wasn’t on hand to rein him in.

Remember watching Alexander Haig “I’m in charge here” & thinking that would be biggest White House meltdown we’d ever see on live TV.

Lots of condemnation of Trump’s remarks today.  But hey, he got rave reviews from Ann Coulter and David Duke.

As CEOs leave his manufacturing council, Trump tweets he has “many to take their place.”  Binders full of executives?

Okay, congrats to all those who had AFL-CIO President Trumka in the pool. Who’s next?

Not sure what Ivanka is saving her political capital for.  But has anyone told her it has an expiration date?

 

First store Christmas decorations in September, now McDonald’s will be serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes in August? Can we blame Trump?

Roger Goodell talking about anthem protests wants fans “to understand that there are people with different viewpoints.” Which has always been true, many fans already use anthem for shorter bathroom and concession lines.

 

On a lighter note, Madbum is back. #Pitcherswhorake #SFGiants  (He hit a single off the top of the outfield wall…. might have been admiring it a bit much.)

Lost in everything else today, Trump says he owns largest winery in US. Will he claim wineries in California are somehow illegal too?

Jan Brewer “of course I’m not ashamed of Trump today.” Guessing a lot of Arizonians, including two senators, are ashamed of their governor.

How awful is Trump?  Now he’s got me as an SF Giants fan rooting for one of the Dodgers.

Upcoming games.

August 14, 2017

NBA TV had an “NBA Schedule Release Special” tonight.   Most of world going “really?” NFL going “Why didn’t we think of that?”

Cal is considering selling alcohol at football games to boost revenue. Makes sense, fans need drinks to ease pain of watching the Bears play.

Why is anyone in the planet still pitching to Giancarlo Stanton?

An elephant has trampled and killed an Argentinian hunter who was lining up a shot to kill it in a private wildlife area in  Namibia.  The newspaper story mentioned his “tragic death.”  Tragic?  More like mean bitch karma for another win.

Rick Barry today said the scrutiny President Trump is facing is “a disgrace to the world, to our country, what they’re doing.” Hmm, so for that NBA Champions visit to the White House, maybe Barry can just show up representing the team for lunch?

Name of guy who killed a woman & injured many others w/ his car trending on Twitter. How about we don’t use it? Just hers. #HeatherHeyer
Trump comments today on Charlottesville:  Too late, and too little. Like his hands.

 

So now we have it, get killed by an undocumented immigrant have the President pay multiple tributes and get a law named after you. Get deliberately run over by a White Supremacist, get a quick mention in a Presidential speech two days after the fact.

54 minutes to attack #MerckCEO for quitting his council, 2 days to condemn White Supremacists.

So did they get Trump to read anti-racism statement by promising him 2 scoops of ice cream & that he could pardon Joe Arpaio?

Just what would @realDonaldTrump have to do to have some of his base disavow him? Praise Hillary or Obama?

 

Amazing how much quicker @realDonaldTrump was today to denounce #FakeNews media compared to how long it took him to denounce neo-Nazis.

Open note to White Supremacists wanting publicity for yourselves and your cause.   Why risk marching? Just post your names & pictures, the internet will take care of it.

And the hits just keep on coming.

August 14, 2017

ESPN reports Florida just suspended 7 players for their opener Sept 2 against Michigan. The players, including star WR Antonio Callaway, allegedly made improper charges at the school bookstore and then sold their purchases.
Coach Jim McElwain must be furious, had the idiots waited a few weeks they he could have suspended them for game 2 against Northern Colorado.

This is Callaway’s third “incident” in 2 years. First an alleged sexual assault where his defense was that he said he was too stoned to have done anything, then a marijuana charge…. So time for the pool on when he will declare early for the NFL draft?   He’d fit in well with the Cowboys.

Marshall Faulk on Ezekiel Elliott. “Obviously, we all have to grow up in life and make mistakes, and sometimes some of those mistakes cost you dearly.”
Uh, a “mistake” might be drinking too much, or saying something stupid, or trying to get away with drugs. Hitting a woman is not a “mistake.”

James Allsup, one of the leaders of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi White Supremacist rally, is a recent Washington State graduate who was head of the college Republicans.
Stanford is playing WSU November 4 in Pullman. Sure hope they’re bringing the band.

Because of course when you play 3 baseball games in 24 hours, the 3rd game has to go extra innings. #SFGiants #Nationals

We must be getting into the serious part of the season. ESPN Sunday Night Baseball again featuring Red Sox vs Yankees.

And of course,  Sunday Night Baseball also went extra innings. But the time of game was only 3 hours and 40 minutes. Did they sneak in a pitch clock?

Marshawn Lynch remained seated last night during national anthem. Well, at least the Raiders don’t have to worry about him running his mouth on the subject.

 

No tweets from @realDonaldTrump Sunday. Did Ivanka tell her daughter to hide Grandpa’s phone?

When next American is killed by a Muslim or immigrant will Trump again decry “hatred, bigotry & violence” on many sides?

Guess no one told all those neo-Nazi White Supremacists that all those tiki torches were made in China.

 

Does it make you an old fogie when you get pissed off that a concert scheduled for 7p hasn’t started by 845p. Asking for a friend.

Rumors that those against McMaster in the Trump White House are trying to allege he has a drinking problem.  Except that maybe a “drinking problem” is the only way a sane person could work in the Trump White House.

 

 

Pence  –  “Trump clearly & unambiguously condemned bigotry, violence & hate in streets of Charlottesville.”  Uh oh,  Time to check the VP for concussions?

Mom of alleged Charlottesville car killer says he dropped his cat off w/ her to attend rally. Cats everywhere responding #notmyhuman

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” #HeatherHeyer‘s last FB post.

“You let them win if you let them divide us” Lady Gaga, AT&T Park,

Enough?

August 12, 2017

Not the same thing, yet could death of Heather Heyer, young, pretty and white, hit USA like deaths of William Schraeder, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller & Sandra Scheuer?  #kentstate


And let me reiterate, as Evelyn Beatrice Hall and my more current heroine Molly Ivins basically said  “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

 

–Amazing to have a pro-Confederate pro-Nazi rally in Virginia supported by so many who also say “Hillary lost, get over it.”

 

 

#SFGiants fans have by and large re-embraced the prodigal Panda.  Pablo Sandoval has apologized. Anyone who thinks they made a mistake by voting Trump, welcome back too.

Kevin Durant just apologized for calling India “20 years behind.” Hope someone doesn’t have a need soon to call tech support.

Uh, oh, someone told Trump he needs to write a tweet himself “Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad!”
“all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better.” #pathetic

 

If Trump really didn’t think White Supremacists were a large part of his base he’d have no problem condemning them today. Period.

Suspected #Charlottesville car killer is 20-yr-old White Republican Ohio man. Can’t wait to hear GOP tomorrow talk about mental illness.

And in another bus to hell moment, can we imagine what would have happened had the man who killed Heather was illegal?

I’m a travel agent. I say “best regards” when booking a hotel reservation, not talking about people injured by a terrorist.

“Bigotry and violence on many sides?” Uh @realDonaldTrump this wasn’t about many sides, #Charlottesville is about hate, and WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM

Arrest made in #Charlottesville White Nationalist car terrorism. But suspect wasn’t shot because police didn’t deem him dangerous.

Suspected #Charlottesville car killer is 20-yr-old White Republican Ohio man. Can’t wait to hear GOP tomorrow talk about mental illness.

Rogers and Hammerstein, South Pacific, 1958

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught from year to year,
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!

Not so bright star.

August 11, 2017

Roger Goodell actually suspended Cowboys star for 6 games. Thinking Elliott’s accuser told NFL things she didn’t tell police.

Just think, if Colin Kaepernick had only beaten up his girlfriend he’d be playing for an NFL team by midseason.

Wonder how many fans who will give Ezekiel Elliott standing ovation when he returns think Colin Kaepernick has no place on a football field.

Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette after 1st preseason game – NFL is “a lot slower than I really thought.”   Of course nothing changes in regular season.

 

Red Sox bullpen in the 8th inning gave SF Giants fans PTSD flashbacks to NLDS Game 4.

 

Open note to all #RedSox fans, we #SFGiants fans miss Nunez. But we warned you we don’t miss watching him run the bases.

 

A 106-year-old fruitcake was just discovered in Antarctica. Wonder who it will be given to this Christmas?

Guam is taking advantage of the North Korea publicity to promote themselves as a holiday destination.   All sorts of potential slogans – “Your vacation will be a real blast?”

Starting to seem like most of US foreign policy has now become “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

 

AP reports USA “quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy w/ North Korea for several months.” As in parents saying “Just ignore children?”

“We have many options for Venezuela & I’m not going to rule out a military option.” Did Trump’s mommy not let him play enough shoot-em-up video games as a kid?

Why is it always the chicken hawks who seem thrilled by the idea of war?

Ivanka Trump reportedly opening store in Trump Tower this fall. So how many millions will US taxpayers pay for Secret Service to protect it?

 

Can someone please warn @realDonaldTrump about the upcoming solar eclipse before he thinks it’s an attack and bombs someone?

While they’re doing all those White House renovations, can I suggest changing the locks?

Age is just a phone number?

August 10, 2017

Miami Heat said fans now can only get into games w/ tickets on their phones. What about those too old for mobile phones, like 1/2 of Miami?

Zach Randolph, who just signed with the Sacramento Kings, was arrested last night in Los Angeles on charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell. Clearly Randolph should have considered instead signing with the Denver Nuggets.

 

You can actually bet on #NFL preseason games. If you not only knew this but knew lines for Thursday night, you just might have a gambling problem.

New SF 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has been rated as one of the NFL coaches least likely to be fired this season. Well, when you start out basically saying “We’re rebuilding and we’re going to suck” it does lower expectations.

Another quote showing why #BullDurham is best movie ever – Annie Savoy “The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.”

To get Trump focused on fixing this North Korea mess of his own making can someone tell him Guam wants to build best ever Trump golf club?

That moment when a President tweets from the golf course, telling Congress to get to work.

Wharton biz school- Trump plan to slash legal immigration would hurt US economy. Waiting for anti-Wharton tweets in 3.2.1…oops.

 

CNN reports that Paul Manafort’s son-in-law, Jeffrey Yohai, has been meeting with DOJ investigators in recent months. And you thought your Thanksgiving dinner this year with relatives could be awkward.

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So it’s come out now that married former Trump communications director Jason Miller fathered child w/ former Trump aide A.J. Delgado.

This must be Obama’s fault.

#CNN fired Jeffrey Lord for tweeting “Sieg Heil!” Too soon to start pool when Lord will accept a job w/ White House communications office?

So happy must Mitch McConnell be now that he helped enable @realDonaldTrump to win the Presidency?

Stock market dropped 200 points today. Somehow I missed the Trump tweet taking credit.

“It’s not a dare, it’s a statement,” Trump said. No, it’s a dare AND a statement. What is he, 12?

Two days ago Trump said opioids weren’t a national emergency, today they are. Who knew addition could be so complicated?

52% of GOP voters would be ok with postponing 2020 elections if Trump said it was necessary to avoid voter fraud? Beam me up Scottie….

 

It’s going to be really annoying if a mushroom cloud blocks out the solar eclipse. #bustohell

No fish

August 9, 2017

The group headed by Jeb Bush has given up on trying to buy the Miami Marlins. But they gave it their best shot. Please clap.

#Rally cat   St. Louis Cardinals hit a grand slam to win the game today after a cat ran on the field in Kansas City.    And the SF Giants’ fall to the bottom started last year when they traded Matt Duffy and Skeeter  #Duffcat      Coincidence?

On the other hand, but don’t look now but #SFGiants may have become the best last-place team in MLB.    In 2018, can someone get them a kitten?

The NBA will have the Brooklyn Nets play two regular season games in Mexico City this season. And if it works well, next year the league might send a professional team.

 

#TrumpChicken near White House really isn’t that accurate a likeness. The chicken has much more realistic-looking hair.

Mueller’s raid on Manafort’s house was 14 days ago & we’re just hearing about it now. So, SOMEONE in Washington knows how to control leaks.

Now Trump is after Senator McConnell. It’s amazing how buses run in DC with so many people having been thrown under them.

#NYTimes “Trump’s threat to North Korea was improvised.” Yep, that great new game show – ‘Whose Lie is it Anyway?”

Wonder if Trump have phrased things differently to North Korea if Guam had electoral votes?

Trump anti-regulation campaign means US won’t now screen truck drivers & train engineers for sleep apnea. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Maybe best hope for our country now is to convince @realDonaldTrump that Obama absolutely really wanted to start a war with North Korea.

If crisis was brewing with North Korea in 2016 I’m sure GOP would think best thing President Obama could do would be to go golfing to project aura of calm.

Trump’s plan for opioid crisis.. Tell people that  drugs are “no good, really bad for you in every way.”   Didn’t work when Hillary told USA that about him.

And in the “how low can you go” competition among the GOP we have a new contender. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, on John McCain’s no vote on repeal, after Johnson thought McCain was a yes: “I’m not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in.”

#SignsYoureBackInThe80s The GOP agenda. Oops, guess the hashtag didn’t mean the 1880s.

#WhenImOldin5Words. What was that hashtag again?