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Time passages.

June 19, 2018

Red-hot Nationals rookie Juan Soto debuted on May 20. Today in continuation of a May 15 interleague game against NY, he hit a 2 run game winning homer. So the hit and RBI count before his actual first game..AND against the Yankees?!   Amazed MLB didn’t somehow disallow it.

For baseball fans, remember there are many players, including stars, Puig, Chapman, Cespedes, Abreu -, who fled Cuba like these immigrant families are doing and were given asylum. If they couldn’t play baseball they too would have been arrested and separated from children. –

Nine leads lost for SF Giants against Marlins in 5 games. But who’s counting?

ESPN reports FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico for alleged anti-gay chants by fans during World Cup win over Germany.
Was this an attempt by Mexico to curry favor with Trump and GOP?


I disliked Rudy Guiliani  less when all his sentences were just “a noun, a verb, and 9-11.”

On a lighter note, not a serious soccer fan but when is the Queen going to knight Harry Kane?


Can someone tell @realDonaldTrump we already have a #SpaceForce and it’s led by Michael Jordan?

Who’d a thunk we’d miss Reagan’s “Star Wars?

1962 -“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade & do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…”
2018 “In defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space,”

How long until the only made-in-China products that Trump doesn’t slap tariffs on are clothes made by him and Ivanka?

“Boarder security?” Is Trump ranting about AirBnb now?

Ann Coulter is not doing a very good acting job in pretending to be a human being.

Trump continues to rant on MS-13 gangs, but if Central and South American families flee from those gangs he puts them in jail and separates the children..


As awful as separating children from parents is, almost have to wonder with Trump, does he think this is distracting us from something worse?

I know some “progressive” Dems aren’t thrilled with Senator Feinsteinn, but she IS the one who introduced legislation to prevent DHS from taking children from their parents at the border. And now all other Dems have signed on. Well played, Dianne


Uno a nada

June 17, 2018

Mexico beat Germany in World Cup.  Maybe Trump will now think he can get Angela Merkel to pay for the wall?

SF Giants looked REALLY wrong in blue Father’s Day hats down in Los Angeles.  Until they won a game by scoring 4 runs, more than they’ve scored in one game in a couple years at Dodger stadium.  So maybe they can keep the caps… #Priorities

Considering that US Open champion Brooks  Koepka ended up 1 over par, seems like the real winner this weekend was the Shinnecock Hills golf course.

So after Yankees’ Tanaka gets injured running bases suddenly MLB wants to make both leagues use the DH?  By that token since a line drive broke Bumgarner’s hand, baseball should forbid pitchers from fielding.


Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth’s third-cousin was the first member of the Royal Family to have a gay wedding this weekend.  Unless you count Elton John.  God Save the Queen.

Maybe reason @realDonaldTrump doesn’t care much about #FathersDay is that it reminds him he can’t date Ivanka?

To the media. Here are 2 simple words you’ve forgotten with Trump administration: “Lie” – noun or verb. “Liar” – one who lies.
These words also take up less newsprint & airtime than euphemisms. You’re welcome.

Kellyanne Conway on taking kids away from parents – “As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has a conscience … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy.”
She lost me at “as somebody who has a conscience.” #WTF?

Steve Bannon, asked about Trump’s repeated lying – “I don’t believe that. I think he speaks in a particular vernacular that connects to people in this country.”
Who does Bannon think he is, a reporter for the NY Times?

Several angry tweets from @realDonaldTrump tonight. Sounds like someone didn’t get two scoops with his #FathersDay dinner.


On a weekend that Susan Collins proved a bitter disappointment, Laura Bush showed more gumption than any of her elected male relatives.


So gangs like MS-13 are the worst monsters who go after children. But if Latin American parents agree and flee their countries, USA must take children away. #TheGospelAccordingToTrump

We are all Phil

June 16, 2018

This isn’t a #USOpen, it’s the golf version of #Survivor.


Anyone but me think the way Shinnecock Hills played today that most pro-golfers are secretly cheering Phil Mickelson? #USOpen

UNC beat Oregon State 8-6 today in 4 hrs & 24 min, longest game in College World Series history. Who did they think they were? The Yankees & Red Sox?

Has there ever been tournament in recorded history where a golf ball has followed all the yelled instructions to “Get in the hole?”

World Cup shocker – Iceland tied Argentina! Of course for many the shocker is that Iceland had a World Cup team.

A 48-yr-old man pulled over for alleged DUI Thursday allegedly then raised a can of beer and chugged it. Could this have been anywhere else but Florida?


In case you didn’t know – new #LATimes owner is Patrick Soon-Shiong – born in South Africa to immigrant parents who fled from China during Japanese occupation in World War

“My supporters are the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen in our countries history. ”
Uh, it’s “country’s….”

Amazing to think for millions of Americans that using profanity towards Trump & his family is now more offensive than taking young children away from their families. #AreWeGreatYet?


In honor of #FathersDay how many fathers will @realDonaldTrump separate from their children?


Although perhaps for Father’s Day someone will remind Trump before he tweets how many children he has?

White House conversation this week? “Let’s see, angering all our allies may not have been enough to seriously damage US reputation in the world. I know, let’s try defending taking children from parents.”

Guess I understand why #GOP senators running for re-election might be too cowardly to challenge Trump on separating families.
But those who are retiring? What would it take for a sense of decency?

So how long until it comes out that someone in Trump family is making big $$$ off of policy of separating families? Trump factories to employ the children? Trump-branded food? Trump tents?


June 16, 2018

Another reason to hate Trump, as a Spurs fan I miss the days when the most upsetting news of the day would be the rumor that Kawhi Leonard might want to play in Los Angeles.


Can anyone explain to me how Austin Jackson at end of his career can seriously be better 2018 option than Steven Duggar at beginning of his?#SFGiants

When SF Giants are in a hole in centerfield, maybe time to start Duggaring?

Not a golfer but if only one  or two players  is under par, maybe it really isn’t “par?”#USOpen

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted on federal criminal wire fraud charges after stepping down as CEO of company. If Holmes can avoid prison she’s attractive & disingenuous enough her next job could be at Fox News.

A tow truck at Frankfurt Airport caught fire while pulling a Lufthansa Airbus, damaging the plane so badly it may be unrepairable. What’s Germany for #WannaGetAway?

Scott Pruitt now moving to replace an Obama WOTUS (Waters Of The US) rule that protects drinking water for 117 million Americans. Let them drink Perrier?

Trump reportedly threatened Japanese PM Shinzo Abe he’d send “25 million Mexicans” to Japan during a discussion on immigration.
How? On Trump Air? No wait, they’re out of business…

Manafort has been sent to jail. Such a harsh punishment for being Trump’s covfefe boy.

Trump this morning “Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign,”
Right, that’s why he had the title “Campaign Manager.” #WTF?

Trump on Comey Friday morning “What he did was a terrible thing to the people.” Uh, yes, he helped you get elected.

Mitch McConnell says Mueller investigation, which started in May 2017 has “gone on too long.”
The Benghzai investigations lasted over two and a half years.

How long until Trump administration stops a pregnant migrant woman from having an abortion and then takes her baby away when it’s born?

Trump on Kim Jong Un “He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.”
Trump later said he was joking. Two words. Yeah. Right.



I miss slow news days.

June 14, 2018

Tiger Woods made a triple-bogey on his first hole today. Does this mean ESPN is likely to give up this weekend’s #USOpen coverage?

ESPN headline “How the Lakers can land LeBron, Kawhi and Paul George.”
I think I like “How Tiger can win this year’s U.S. Open” better.

Scott Gregory today with 92 became 1st player in 16 years to shoot over 90 in first round of US Open. Well that’s one way to get Tiger out of the headlines.


Ty Blach is my new pitching hero. 6.2 innings- in 15 inning win for Giants.   And this following Dereck Rodriguez’s 6.2 innings as starter. Two quality starts in one game. More than SF Giants have had in a week.

Those of us who are superstitious might be upset at Duane Kuiper, who when SF Giants  were up 3-0 early in game suggested that 12n start in Miami meant team would get into LA after cross-country flight relatively early.

As a public service, could Netflix offer free streaming of the movie “Gaslight?” And fast?!

All this  supposed Trump focus on the parents of Korean War soldiers. But what about the forgotten victims of the Bowling Green Massacre?

So Sarah Sanders and Jeff Sessions are using the BIBLE as justification for taking babies from their parents? Uh, don’t think this is what Jesus meant by “suffer the little children.” #WTF?


Angel to Joseph “Get up, take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. … (Matthew 2:13).
So Sessions and Sanders are saying #Bible said Egyptians should have taken Jesus from his parents.


Remember, anyone who only watches Fox News is not hearing about children taken away from their parents. Fox is focused on Hillary’s emails, and “bombshell” IG report.
Why it’s so important to politely get out of our echo chambers and engage.

Lewis Black nursery rhyme last night on @TheDailyShow
“Hickory dickory dock, Dear congress stop sucking the NRAs c*ck”
But guessing there won’t be major GOP outrage: A woman comic didn’t say it.

Finally don’t think Trump gutting Obamacare affects you? One ACA provision said preventive care – mammograms, colonoscopies, blood tests etc, must be covered with no deductible. Even for those with employer-paid insurance
But I’m sure insurers won’t start charging again…

Not our problem…

June 13, 2018

Washington Post says most Washington Capitals players would visit White House if invited. Maybe because most of them aren’t American.

SF Giants manage to blow 3 leads in one game. 7 leads in series against Miami. Maybe pitchers can’t concentrate in empty stadiums?

Is it a rule that any time an #SFGiants pitcher walks the leadoff runner they have to score?

Cincinnati Reds have taken a dispute to Ohio Supreme Court over whether team should pay tax on bobbleheads given to fans attending games.   Giveaways are subject to sales tax but Reds claim don’t have to pay additional tax because they resell the promotional items as part of the ticket package. Heck, with this year’s team the bobbleheads probably have more value than the game.

That moment in history when #MPRaccoon has more courage than any member of the GOP in Congress.


Good thing #mprraccoon didn’t try to scale the White House. Trump would have probably had it shot as undocumented

All this talk that #KatieArrington won because she supported Trump. Uh, maybe she won because even conservative GOP women finally had a viable alternative to Mr. Appalachian Trail? #SouthCarolina

All those people who risked their lives to escape East Germany with Berlin Wall now have to be thanking God someone like Trump wasn’t in charge.

All the past studies of “confirmation bias” pale in comparison to reality of MAGAers being convinced Trump is on their side and actually Making America Great Again.

So how punch-drunk do you have to be to tweet an identical insult about Robert DeNiro twice in 24 hours? Asking for a country.

Of course there’s no chance that Trump White House started fake #SarahSanders resignation story to distract from #MichaelCohen about to be arrested & #PaulManafort about to go to jail….

Trump pressed by Fox’s Brett Baier on about Kim Jong Un “He has done some really bad things.”
“Yeah, but so have a lot of other people have done some really bad things.” Who’d a thunk we’d miss “kindler gentler nation?”

Beginning to think if Hitler offered to let Trump build branded hotels and golf course in Nazi Germany, POTUS & Fox News would try to convince Americans that “he’s a tough guy, a lot of people have done bad things.”


On the eternal question of whether higher salaries would get Americans to do jobs now taken by undocumented workers…. some years ago was in Costa Rica touring a Dole banana plant.
It was mostly outdoors, efficient and fascinating. Someone asked, how’s the pay? Our young tour guide laughed and said, pretty good, very good actually, but no Costa Rican wants to do this all day. So all these workers are illegal Nicaraguans….

Questions, questions…

June 12, 2018

So Warriors have their third championship parade in four years.  Will the team that can finally take the parade from Oakland be the Golden State executive staff that decided to move the team to a fancy expensive arena in San Francisco.

Meanwhile Tim Duncan apparently flying to New York for dinner with Gregg Popovich and maybe another person…   The king’s the thing?



Andrew Luck said he “absolutely” will be playing Colts opening game against Bengals. And if Indy’s O-line isn’t much better, he stands a good chance of being injured by game two.

Trump about Kim Jong Un. “His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor.”
Maybe because those who don’t show love and fervor are dead?


Looks like Katie Arrington will win South Carolina primary.   But tweet from Trump supporting her over Sanford less than 3 hours before polls closed was like supporting Warriors over Cavs with 3-0 NBA Finals lead.

Fox News “Pro-Trump firebrand Corey Stewart wins Virginia Senate primary.”
Is “Pro-Trump firebrand” the new Fox term for “white supremacist?

Why would a President who regularly backs out of deals that predecessors and even he himself has signed expect that Kim Jong Un would do anything different?

Five primaries today. Meanwhile, in San Francisco they ONLY have 17,000 ballots to count to decide will be mayor. Imagine how long it would take if the city weren’t such a high-tech hub.

So Judith Nathan, the wife sleeping with Giuliani while he was married to Donna Hanover, is now complaining Rudy was having an affair during end of THEIR marriage. @TheOnion is going, we give up.

So @POTUS “trusts” Kim Jong Un but thinks “there’s a special place in hell for Justin Trudeau. Beam me up Scotty…

Seriously have to wonder, is there ANYTHING Trump could do or anyone he could befriend & MAGAers would criticize him for it?

Question of the night – anybody but me having a hard time understanding why ANY woman would want to sleep with Rudy Guiliani?

And then…  anyone but me think on occasion that if the South wants to secede again US should let them go? And even/especially give them dibs on POTUS?