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Merry whatever.

December 25, 2021

Hey, if omicron doesn’t take a holiday, neither should snark.

How did Jacksonsville Jaguars (2-12) at NY Jets (3-11) end up on Sunday and not Saturday? If ever a game was destined to be a perfect Christmas turkey?

Dear Drew Brees. Understand you’re enjoying Christmas w/ family in Hawaii. And realistically you can’t get back into game shape in a weekend. But maybe if New Orleants Saints sent private jet for you to be sideline coach & cheerleader for Ian Book on MNF against Dolphins? #WhoDat

Dear Santa: For Republicans trying to follow Velveeta Voldemort in belatedly pivoting to support vaccines to your now anti-science base…is it too late to add to your sleigh baggage several thousands of copies of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein?”

WTAF media? This is an actual headline – “Millions stranded as airlines cut hundreds of holiday flights.” Millions?!! (those would be serious jumbo jets.)

Why do so many people think Joe Manchin will switch to being a Republican? As one of Mitch McConnnell’s foot soldiers he’d be almost irrelevant. As a conservative Democrat he’s a powerful media darling.

Herschel Walker likely GOP GA Senate nominee. His wife of 19 years’ divorce filing accused him of “physically abusive & extremely threatening behavior.” Later said Walker pointed pistol at her head “I’m going to blow your f’ing brains out.” How long until he gets OJ’s endorsement?

If White House documents proved that Velveeta Voldemort was innocent of organizing & abetting January 6 coup attempt, instead of asking SCOTUS to keep them private, he’d be having Hannity and Carlson read those documents out loud every night on Fox News.

Wasn’t on either Rittenhouse or Potter jury. From what I saw would have voted to convict them both, though feel much more sympathy for Potter. But wonder….do juries take tears on the stand more seriously from a man than a woman?

I’ve said this before. Whatever you think about Kim Potter verdict – Daunte Wright died because a trained “good woman with a gun” used a gun instead of a Taser. And some want armed amateurs to protect children in our schools?

Gym Jordan says he has “real concerns” about the January 6 committee. Shame he didn’t have “real concerns” about college wrestlers being sexually abused at Ohio State.

Dear privileged people who don’t think voting rights matter: Imagine waiting in line to vote on a regular basis as long as you are waiting in line to buy COVID tests this week.

And imagine every time that Senators wanted to vote on the Senate floor they had to wait in line outside the Capitol, for hours, with no food or water….

Turkey time

December 23, 2021

Herschel Walker, now front-runner for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia :”Sen. Lewis was 1 of greatest senators there’s ever been….I think to throw his name on bill for voting rights, is a shame. When you look at the bill, it doesn’t fit what what John Lewis stood for.”

Is Walker that stupid or does he think we are? #VotingRightsAct

Aaron Rodgers, unvaccinated, unrepentant, and (not suspended) is now exempt from COVID testing after fudging his status and testing positive

And now the Packers QB, who has touted ivermectin & zinc, is complaining ““I don’t understand why society and the NFL hasn’t talked about what I think are legitimate treatment options.

Well, with NFL scheduling Cleveland – Green Bay on Christmas, at least Rodgers is guaranteeing Americans a Christmas turkey.

5-7 Rutgers apparently will get the first crack to replace Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl. Upsetting many pundits who think under .500 teams should only get a chance for the postseason in the NBA, NHL and NFL.

Texas A&M has backed out of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville on December 31 because of COVID-19 issues, injuries & opt-outs. So officials are trying to find an opponent for Wake Forest. Hmm, are the Jaguars available?

QB Joe Burrow, on Bengals avoiding COVID-19 more than many NFL teams: “There’s not a ton to do in Cincinnati. Nobody is going out to clubs & bars every weekend. But we’ve been healthy.” Bengals fans might appreciate his statement. Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce not so much.

Let’s be clear about ballot drop boxes. They aren’t a substitute for mail boxes. But in a time when confidence in USPS is justifiably at an all-time low. they are a safe & secure way of knowing your ballot will be picked up & counted.

TSA and FAA have announced anyone fined for bad behavior on a plane will permanently lose access to TSA PreCheck. Excellent. But why stop there? Three more words “Permanent Secondary Screening.

Should we be shocked that Madison Cawthorn, a college dropout who just urged students to quit too, is dropping out of his marriage after eight months?

Maybe we’re going about this all wrong: Maybe way to get the still mostly male Senate seriously to deal with prescription costs is to quietly encourage companies to quadruple prices on Viagra.

Has it occurred to any of these nutty conspiracy theorists who claim Democrats stole the election, that IF Democrats were both that evil and competent they’d have stolen it for Hillary in 2016?


December 22, 2021

Aaron Rodgers today , unrepentant about fudging his vaccination status. “I’ve talked to a lot of friends who had COVID, including Joe (Rogan) & figured out a protocol in case I had COVID.” Since NFL is cracking down on taunting how about taunting medical science?

Of course, what do you expect from a league that responds to a major spike in cases by deciding… to test less?

Kyle Rittenhouse has become a new right-wing hero for fatally shooting two people before US law deems him old enough to handle a beer let alone a gun.

The Former Guy actually said to vaccine hesistant “You have to embrace it. You don’t have to do it, there can’t be mandates & all those things, but you have to embrace it.” “Embrace?” Maybe his followers would’ve listened more if he suggested they “grab the shot by the p*ssy?”

Disagree with Liz Cheney on almost everything. But she has more cojones than any Republican in Congress. Including so-called reasonable (and powerful and wealthy) people like Mitt Romney.

Tonight’s Velveeta Voldemort fundraising email ” Democrats now on new kick w/ so-called Voting Rights Bill, which is a disaster for our Country & certainly Republican Party.” GOP now believes all American citizens being able to vote is a disaster. Wrap your head around that.

Why do people doubt that Joe Biden can get over being annoyed at Joe Manchin and work something out? He chose a VP who attacked him about race and bussing on the debate stage. POTUS REALLY doesn’t hold grudges.

Not sure about media showing up at Velveeta Voldemort’s Mar-A-Lago January 6 Press Conference. But I am in favor of the FBI attending.

Many men especially complaining are about vaccines & and boosters, because they don’t want to start or continue to put something they think isn’t absolutely necessary into their bodies.

Wonder how many of them have prescriptions for Viagra?

Fox News blaming Dr. Fauci for COVID is like an arsonist blaming the firefighters.

Still shutout

December 21, 2021

Tom Brady today trying out his comic talent: “Yeah, they’re called the Saints. I don’t think they’re very saintly. A Saint would have probably let us score once or twice yesterday. So gotta rethink that nickname.”

Dear Tom. Keep your day job. Signed “Who Dat Nation.”

NFL getting a lot of attention for upsets and strange results this season.

Then there’s the NBA. Where San Antonio Spurs (yes, I’m a fan) managed to beat the Utah Jazz and the L Clippers in a three game stretch. But in the middle… losing to the Sacramento Kings?

From my husband, who’s not a particular football fan, a surprisingly astute question after watching 4th quarter of Monday Night Football: “How did the Bears manage to win four games?”

First confirmed Omicron death in US reportedly a 50ish Texas man who had previously had COVID but was unvaccinated. So much for natural immunity.

Reports that White House cat will arrive in January 2022. This may be JUST what POTUS needs. Since WH cat will almost certainly do incorrigible cat things media can indulge their love of drama with feline misdeeds instead of trying to make up stories about Biden etc.

The last Kmart store in California just closed yesterday. Shocking. There were still any Kmart stores in California?

As the Former Guy takes to the courts in an attempt to end NY AG’s investigation, you know who didn’t sue to avoid giving uncomfortable testimony? Hillary Clinton.

Kyle Rittenhouse Nov 20 -after acquittal said he didn’t want to get involved in politics “at all” & his case “should never have been used as cause” for any political agendas.

Rittenhouse Dec 20 given standing ovation at Turning Point USA conference in Phoenix. Satire is dead.

Velveeta Voldemort put out an ranting grammatically incorrect statement against NY AG Letitia James… We are gonna have a nationwide popcorn shortage.

As terms like disrespect & being “badgered” get tossed around before everyone calms down, (and we head towards a probable reset & restart for Build Back Better in 2022), these last couple days have reminded us that men might just be too emotional for political leadership.

As angry as some Democrats are at Joe Manchin, some of the right wing of Republican party hates Lisa Murkowski. And she has a Velveeta Voldemort backed primary-opponent. If we’re going to talk about Senators switching parties….

2 thoughts. 1. Build Back Better bill isn’t done yet. And Freedom to Vote Act is still very much alive. 2. I get frustration w/ Joe Manchin. But we need to use energy not just to scream at him, but to elect more Democrats in 2022.

50-50 Senate gives 1 Senator too much power

Optimistic note on BBB & voting rights: 2 political women I most admire now are Nancy Pelosi & Amy Klobuchar. Some assume Pelosi is SF liberal who isn’t pragmatic. & that Klobuchar is Midwest pragmatist who isn’t liberal. Women can multitask. Neither Nancy nor Amy are giving up.


December 20, 2021

So on a Sunday when the worst in NFL Detroit Lions beat the best in NFL Arizona Cardinals the Saints had no chance to grab headlines against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… well, unless they shut out Tom Brady at home for the first time in his career.


But hey, Tampa Bay receiver Antonio Brown & safety Mike Edwards are serving last game of 3 game suspension for fake vaccine cards. And Bucs apparently will welcome them back in time for playoffs. Hey, all they did was put lives of their teammates, staff and their families at risk.

Several GOP Senators have said they will not vote to confirm any SCOTUS nominee Biden might make if they take the Senate in 2022. Still don’t think the midterms matter?

Sorry to hear Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Cory Booker both have breakthrough case of COVID but glad to hear because they are is vaxxed & boosted they only has mild symptoms. The truth is that most Republican Senators are ALSO vaccinated & boosted. They just don’t want to admit it to their constituents.

Claire McCaskill was better than Josh Hawley Joe Donnelly better than Mike Braun. Mary Landrieu better than Bill Cassidy. I like McCaskill, Donnelly & Manchin better than Manchin. But Joe’s better than any Republican who’d 100% replace him. We need to win more BLUE seats in 2022

Why is everyone so worried about Joe Manchin switching to being a Republican. Yes, he has a LOT of power, now, aided by the media. But as a Republican he’d be Susan Collins without the occasional pearls to clutch.

Bipartisan rant time. With calorie and other counts required on containers, how do they get away with stuff like this on a tuna can? “Serving size: 110 calories. Servings: 1.5.” So what does one do with .5 serving of tuna fish? Perhaps the cat lobby was involved?

A vaccinated & boosted travel agency client had me postpone trip when he had mild symptoms & tested positive. He’s being responsible & can afford higher fares next week. But as he noted if he wanted to lie about it nothing would stop him from getting on plane.

#GetVaccinatedNow #GetBoostedNow

While we’re going after Manchin: Why can’t media ask GOP senators why they don’t support lower prescription drug prices? How they expect parents to go back to work if they can’t afford child care or elder care? And why they claim to be pro-life while cutting off Child Tax Credit?

Sarah Palin says “over my dead body will I get vaccinated.” Silly Sarah. They don’t keep supplies of vaccines at mortuaries

On NBC SNL. Wish Tina Fey was just joking. “The FDA said it will permanently allow abortion pills to be sent through the mail, which means the pills should arrive just in time for your child’s first birthday.”

Bowling for ratings?

December 19, 2021

So, as of Saturday night, there have actually already been eight college football bowl games. And if you can name more than one or two of them you might need a life.

Urban Meyer says he is “heartbroken” over the way his 11-month tenure with Jacksonville Jaguars ended. Presumably because the team is trying to get out of paying Meyer the last four years of his five year contract?

NFL will postpone three games this weekend due to a surge in Covid-19 cases among players. Waiting to see what expert researchers like Aaron Rodgers think.

Omicron has football fans seriously worried about their teams’ games. Chicago fans, however, feel confident their Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings will be played. Da Bears can’t catch anything.

While I haven’t followed trial of Kim Potter for shooting Daunte Wright in detail, seems likely that a well-trained experienced officer made a negligient and deadly mistake. And some people want amateurs with guns “protecting children” in our schools?

Apparently Velveeta Voldemort’s tour with Bill O’Reilly is socially distanced for attendees. Not on purpose, they just can’t sell many seats.

For all that right wing media loves to claim vaccines & masks don’t matter, have yet to see Fox News story about a previously healthy pro-vaccine pro-mask public figure who died of COVID. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

Orange County FL, (Disney World) is now considered COVID “rapid riser county” & state reported 29,568 new cases this week among residents, bringing total to 3,739,348. But NON-RESIDENT cases aren’t counted. Well, not like any non-residents visiting or returning from Florida.

SNL tonight has a prerecorded skit about moms wanting grandchildren for Christmas. Well, the way this Omicron variant is going and everyone thinking about spending the holiday at home…. there may be a LOT of grandbabies for Christmas 2022.

Confession, I’ve had fantasy of being in hotel room (ie warm & w/ bathroom) overlooking Times Square for New Year’s Eve since I was a kid. But being actually in that crowd, where you can’t move for hours, didn’t sound appealing BEFORE COVID. And right now with Omicron…? WTF?

I’m so old I remember when we all thought Rick Perry’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” would be the nadir of his career.

On a brighter note for Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, testing positive for COVID the day after claiming vaccine mandates and masks on planes aren’t needed has to be the best #WannaGetAway commercial ev

So if we convince Republicans that Democrats want to keep all the COVID shots and boosters for themselves THEN might more of them get vaccinated?

Fox News has a conundrum ahead. How will they blame President Biden for Omicron variant in US at the same time they criticize any measures Joe takes to mitigate it?

Has anyone said on their deathbed “I really regret getting vaccinated and wearing a mask?” Asking for a country tired of COVIDiots.

Oh say can you see empty seats?

December 16, 2021

Due to COVID surging, the Montreal Canadiens played a game Thursday night without fans. And beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2.
Did they dedicate the game to the Montreal Expos?

Former NFL CB Philip Adams, who in April allegedly shot & killed 6 people then himself, had CTE. Now NFL WR Vincent Jackson, found dead in Florida hotel room in February found to have had CTE. Scary question – how many ticking former NFL time bombs also have CTE.

Buck Showalter, 65, who’s managed four teams between 1992 and 2018 with a career record of 1,551-1,517, is a finalist for the NY Mets manager job.

Because nothing says commitment to winning like hiring a barely over .500 in his managerial career old white guy?

So if a GOP maskless senator ends up with a breakthrough Omicron case, think they would tell u

Gym Jordan is so silent about January 6 you almost wonder if some of the insurrectionists were also sexually abusing college athlete

With Louis Dejoy still running the USPS how many Americans are joining me in the Christmas wish that our cards actually get delivered?

Lisa Murkowski talking about the lofty goal of bipartisan legislation for voting rights. But how do you get bipartisan agreement when one party no longer believes in the right of all citizens to vote?

Ted Cruz has an e-book claiming CRT being pushed by teachers unions in public schools. 1. CRT is a college graduate-level concept. 2. What would Cruz know about public schools? His daughters go to an expensive private school.

“The Senator from West Virginia acts like he is King” says Media who persists in treating him like he is King.

Mike Lindell says he’s blown $25 million trying to bring Velveeta Voldemort back to the White House. That’s a fraction of the money Americans have blown on his lousy pillows.

Kyrsten Sinema supports Senate’s 60-vote threshold “to protect US from repeated radical reversals in fed policy which would cement uncertainty, deepen divisions & erode confidence in our govt.” “Radical? Like refusing to vote in 2016 on SCOTUS judge & ignoring rules in 2020 to install a 2nd?

Dear Chuck Schumer – What about keeping Senate in session next week, allowing floor speeches & shutting down Senate cafeterias and water fountains?

If Senators had to wait hours without food or water before THEY could vote maybe a couple of them would rethink their opposition to voting rights?

The gospel according to Fox News: Chris Cuomo advised his brother during a sexual harassment investigation & said nothing. He deserved to be fired. Three of our anchors sent advice to Trump during an actual coup attempt & said nothing. Nothing to see here, move along.

Alas Urban, we more than hardly knew ye…

December 16, 2021

Urban Meyer has been fired. So how long before he runs for office as a Republican?

Urban Meyer lasted 13 games as the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Wonder how many Urban Meyer’s student-athletes at The Ohio State University and The University of Florida went to as many as 13 classes?

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was rumored to have had motorcycle accident in Dominican Republican, but his father said he “just suffered scrapes on a knee & his hands in a fall and is doing fine.” Was Tatis washing his truck at the time?

Some colleges and universities have announced they are moving finals online this December because of Omicron.

And some college athletes are thinking “What are finals?”

Gym Jordan’s office admitted he sent one of the texts to Mark Meadows before January 6 advocating that Pence throw out certified electoral college votes. Are they also admitting that water in the Ohio State wrestling locker room shower rooms is wet?

Lawrence O’Donnell on the The Last Word says Jim Jordan has “an obligation to his own conscience.” Silly wabbit, does anyone really think Gym Jordan HAS a conscience?

More today from Trump fundraising email list. “Friend, This is HUGE. In just 3 days, I will be making a MAJOR announcement and I want YOU to be the first to know about it.”

“MAJOR?” Yeah, that’s probably as honest as Donald saying he has actual friends.

Still nothing about Fox News about their anchors’ tweets to Mark Meadows on January 6.

So I guess there may be such a thing as bad publicity.

The death toll stands at eight but may rise. And no doubt we will have a full investigation but some of the stories from surviving workers out of that Mayfield candle factory are giving me Triangle Shirtwaist Factory vibes

Can’t one GOP Senator be honest? “Well, son, we didn’t want your generation to be in debt because we helped children & parents & old people during a tough time. We kept adding to your debt only for important causes, like giving our nation’s millionaires & billionaires tax cuts.

Shooting from long range

December 15, 2021

Congrats to Stephen Curry for breaking the all-time three-point record today. Great line from Tom Tolbert thought today on KNBR about Madison Square Garden being a sports mecca. Basically, yeah, because a lot of people come in and have record breaking nights against the Knicks.

On a less cheery sports note, NFL, NBA and NHL all dealing with a serious spike in COVID cases.

Are players, who are generally vaccinated, taking more than average chances as far as exposure?


Are they being TESTED more often than average?


So how many undiagnosed COVID cases are out there.

(Get vaccinated, get your booster)

No issue too small for clickbait. CNN headline – “‘Diet’ soda is disappearing from store shelves.” Supply chain issue? No, the truth of the story is that many soft drink manufacturers have removed “diet” from their drink names, and are calling them “no sugar” beverages.

For anyone who has friends and family who only watch Fox News, realize they are not hearing ANYTHING about Fox News hosts texting Mark Meadows on January 6. Maybe Fox is still busy with coverage focused on their Christmas tree brulee?

The ACA allows for insurance companies to charge smokers up to 50% more than non-smokers. So seems reasonable that unvaccinated Americans should pay more for health insurance than vaccinated Americans. And that GOP should support this business decision.

In case anyone missed it with those “unnamed lawmakers.” We don’t know who they are. Yet. But the January 6 committee does.

Rachel Maddow has Jamie Rankin showing a text from an unnamed lawmaker to Meadows on Nov 4. Looks legit. The unnamed (so far) GOP lawmaker can’t spell “aggressive.”

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'November 4th, 2020 LAWMAKER To MEADOWS HERE's an AGRESSIVE STRATEGY: Why can sic] the states of GA NC PENN and other controlled state houses declare this is BS (where conflicts and election not called that night) and just send their own electors to vote and have it go to the SCOTUS. REAKING NEWS OUSE TO VOTE TO HOLD MEADOWS IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS MSNBC'

Something else about Florida’s big jump again in COVID cases. Governor Ron DeSantis says virus is largely harmless, thus if many Republicans get sick they will treat COVID like a cold & not get tested unless they end up in the hospital. So real numbers are probably much higher.

Stephen Colbert “Less than year since Jan 6 violent isurrection on Capitol Hill & we’ve all gotten little too comfortable w/ near death of the Republic. We’d pay more attention if democracy died on a Peleton.”

Never watched Sex in The City, the original or the reboot & know what Colbert means so think he’s right

You get what you pay for?

December 14, 2021

At University of Miami, apparently many faculty and others are upset that despite deep pandemic budget cuts, including to retirement benefits, the university signed new football coach Mario Cristobal to an $80 million contract.

Wait until they find out that with a talented Oregon team Cristobal couldn’t even beat Stanford.

37 players tested positive today. NFL now requiring players, coaches & other team personnel to get COVID booster by Dec. 27. For those w/ recalcitrant sports fan friends & families. If your NFL team making playoffs depends on a booster, shouldn’t your life be worth that much?

Every time a GOP Senator stands up and pontificates about the alleged cost of Build Back Better I wish there was a chyron on screen reminding us that they voted for the multi-trillion Trump tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

It was bad enough that Velveeta Voldemort treated US Attorney General like his personal lawyer and not the people’s lawyer. Now it turns out that the Former Guy was treating our National Guard like the Tr*mp guard. Why is this not a bigger story?

Rachel Maddow devoted much of her show tonight information Mark Meadows turned over to the January 6 committee…. The most terrifying part – this is the stuff Mark’s not worried about concealing?

So what happens when January 6 committee subpoenas Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Brian Kilmeader and Donald Trump Jr.? We’re gonna have a national wide popcorn shortage.

So Donald Jr., who texted Mark Meadows repeatedly on January 6, doesn’t have his father’s personal phone number.

Liz Cheney is so p*ssed off and determined at this point a number of the Former Guy’s cronies may be wishing instead of being investigated by the Wyoming congresswoman, they had gone hunting with her dad.

It’s not surprising to me at this point that #ETTD. What is surprising to me is how many people are still willing to commit career suicide for Velveeta Voldemort in hopes that they will be that magical exception to the rule.

Curling or Curdling?

December 13, 2021

An Olympic qualifying curling tournament in the Netherlands was blacked out for US viewers because tournament sponsor EasyToys had their logo embeded in the ice & on ads surrounding rink. EasyToys is a sex toys website. Yes, we live in a country founded by Puritans.

But hey, I see a great curling ad campaign – “Get your rocks off”

After Jaguars were shut out 20-0, Urban Meyer denied reports of acrimony in Jacksonville clubhouse and his being a bad boss -“If there is a source, that source is unemployed.” That is, if Meyer is still employed to fire him.

A theme in Ted Lasso season one is if Richmond will be relegated after season’s end which in soccer means going down to a lesser league. Wonder if Detroit Lions might play with more motivation if after 2021 season they could be relegated to the Canadian Football League?

Dr. Fauci says “Annual vaccine booster shots are a possibility with COVID 19.” Right wing media is apoplectic. I’m thinking, cool, does this mean I get another 10% Safeway coupon every year like I do with my annual free flu shot?

Fox News headlines- “Liberal governor defies party’s tricks – declares COVID pandemic ‘over'” Uh, not exactly. CO Gov. Jared Polis said the “emergency is “over” & he’s against statewide mask mandate since if people aren’t vaccinated now it’s their “own darn fault” if they get sick.

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach isn’t happy w/ NFL-bound players’ leaving teams before bowl games. “One of biggest absurdities I’ve seen, it’s selfish, too…You owe it to your team, you owe it to your fans.” Missed Leach’s rant about COACHES leaving before bowl games.

So with Chris Wallace leaving for CNN can he be replaced on Fox News by Chuck Todd?

Amy Klobuchar didn’t just take high road when asked on CNN’s State of the Union about sitting next to Ted Cruz at Bob Dole’s funeral, reminding us that Dole WAS about civility, but she also pointed out Ted Cruz IS vaccinated. Most of GOP Senators aren’t stupid. They just think their voters are.

So did Ted Cruz not wear a mask at Bob Dole’s funeral today because someone told him the COVID can only be transmitted by humans?

Actually SNL in the cold open had Aidy Bryant as Ted Cruz being the maskless jerk at Dole’s funeral. Maybe Rachel Dratch wasn’t available to play Amy Klobuchar but would have loved to see her in the skit accepting a medal just for spending hours sitting next to Cruz period.

Dr. Oz in 2020, reopening schools during pandemic “may only cost us 2-3% in terms of total mortality.” Approx 48 million kids in public schools alone K-12 in US. So Dr. Oz would’ve been fine w/ over million kids dying. Now he’s running for Senate as “pro-life” Republican.

“The Librarian” is dark comedy 2004 thriller by Larry Beinhart (who wrote “American Hero” – basis for “Wag the Dog”). Plot involves group of rich & ruthless right-wingers trying to help a President steal re-election. Loved the book. But liked it better when concept was fiction.

So if someone could put that Power Point presentation to steal the election on a laptop and put Hunter Biden’s name on it, would the media start seriously covering the story?

Seeing headlines like “once-a-century” storm after yesterday’s tornadoes in Kentucky and other states. Uh, when these “once-a-century” storms are happening several times a year, maybe it’s time for EVERYONE to acknowledge the reality of climate change.

How insane were the four years from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021? It shouldn’t be news that a President immediately sent disaster aid to a state that didn’t vote for him. But now it is.

Just heard a bit of Biden’s speech about the awful devastation in Kentucky: “This is one of those times that we aren’t Democrats or Republicans… Sounds like hyperbole but it’s real. We’re all Americans. We stand together as the United States of America.” It’s nice having a President of the United States again.

Non-snarky PSA NY Times article last week says Amazon, through its own platform and subsidiaries, controls as much as 2/3 of the new and used book market. If you’re buying books this Christmas, please buy local… or if online, from an independent bookstore’s own site.

Changing places.

December 11, 2021

Bowl season hasn’t even started yet and I’m guesstimating over a dozen coaches who will have agreed to leave for another team before their 2021 bowl game. Wonder if their farewell speeches will be about team and loyalty?

Auburn Tigers’ men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl was suspended TWO whole games, and the team but on probation but no postseason ban over “not promoting an atmosphere of compliance.” (A former assistant coach was arrested and charged with seriously illegal recruiting violations.

It’s the 2nd time Pearl has been sanctioned by NCAA; he was given a 3-year show-cause penalty in 2011 while at Tennessee over illegal recruiting, and Auburn hired him anyway.

So the NCAA is slapping Bruce & the Tigers’ hands really hard?

The hardest Saturday of the fall for football fans. Only the Army-Navy game for FBS college football. But for fans of amateur football the Jets and Jaguars play early games on Sunday.

Has Fox News hired Kyle Rittenhouse to protect their Christmas Tree yet?

Fox News is still insisting the Christmas Tree fire was some sort of attack on America. For fun can someone point out to them everyone singing “O Christmas Tree” is actually singing a German song? (O Tannenbaum)

So if SCOTUS has decided states can do unconstitutional things, including bounties, what laws should blue states start passing?

For all media is focused on inflation, how many millions of Americans would not still be in their homes and/or able to afford food at all this Christmas if not for Biden and the Democrats’ stimulus bills?

Every media outlet leading with the story about COVID 19 spikes in hospitalizations and deaths in many states should be required to include in their lead that almost all the serious cases are among the unvaccinated.-

Joe Biden, asked about SCOTUS Texas decision, responded that he’d been at Bob Dole’s funeral for three hours and hadn’t read it. “I’m not going to comment on something I don’t know.”

What a concept. “I’m not going to comment on something I don’t know.”

How silent would the Former Guy have been with that mantra?

Amy Klobuchar has a bill with Josh Hawley as cosponsor against monopolistic behavior by major digital platforms, & another with Tom Cotton to stop anti-competitive big-tech acquisitions. Sitting next to Ted Cruz at Bob Dole’s completes her ironwoman triathlon of bipartisanism. Am in awe.

Quote today on CNN from Bob Dole after his 1996 Presidential election loss to Bill Clinton. Dole went on the Late Show and David Letterman asked “Bob, what have you been doing lately?” “Apparently not enough.” I’m so old I remember when Republicans could be good losers.

In Bob Dole’s farewell letter to a staffer, read by his daughter, he wrote that he didn’t fear death, saying that he thought “heaven would look a lot like Kansas”.. adding “he would hope to see, like others before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago.”

Sometimes it’s the little things. My phone now knows enough to do autofill for “Deathsantis.”

Hanging on…

December 9, 2021

Not quite 28-3 in a Super Bowl but Minnesota Vikings almost blew a 29-0 third quarter lead tonight. They hung on to win 36-28, on a dropped Steelers pass in the end zone as time expired.

If Vikings had lost the game would they have gotten a case of generic beer sent to their locker room by the Atlanta Falcons?

Today it’s a Federal Appeals Court denying his efforts to block documents from the January 6 committee.

Even the Detroit Lions have one more win this week than Velveeta Voldemort.

I did not have “Powerpoint Coup” on my 2021 Batshit Bingo list.

Oregon Ducks trying to bring back Chip Kelly …even though their former football coach received an 18-month show cause penalty from the NCAA & Oregon was placed on three years of probation for major recruiting violations after Chip left for the NFL starting 2013.So do the Ducks think Kelly has reformed? Or that he’s learned how to cheat better?

When you’re so crazy a mouthwash company has to issue a statement. #RonJohnson

“LISTERINE® Antiseptic is not intended to prevent or treat COVID-19 and should be used only as directed on the product label.

NO problem w/ Jussie Smollett guilty verdicts. Faking hate crimes makes it less likely real victims are believed. But right wing media for some reason far more concerned w/ Smollett than Josh Duggar being convicted of possessing awful child pornography. Wonder why?

GOP on vaccine mandates – We can’t tell corporations what to do. Corporations are people. GOP on abortion – We CAN tell women what do to. Women aren’t people?

Senator Josh Hawley rants about accountability. Says 13 US deaths in Afghanistan are reason he’s holding up confirmation of Biden’s State & Defense department nominees. There were over 2400 US deaths in Afghanistan. How about accountability for those who got us into war in 1st place?

Fox News is going to keep a single Christmas Tree being set on fire a top headline longer than they did those four kids shot to death in Michigan.

Stephen Colbert on Fox’s Christmas Tree Flambee -“Of course, it would never have happened if the tree had a gun.”

Bad sports.

December 9, 2021

Aaron Rodgers says he doesn’t regret the “I still own you” boast he made about the Chicago Bears back in October.

It’s an invitation for karma and retribution to make that kind of comment about a professional team….. which is I guess Rodgers felt safe making it about Da Bears.

The NHL Arizona Coyotes have been having a running battle with the city of Glendale involving a new arena they are planning to build in Tempe. Now Glendale informed the team that it plans to lock the Coyotes out of Gila River Arena if the club does not pay its delinquent tax bills and unpaid arena charges by Dec. 20.

Poor Oakland A’s. They can’t even win the “biggest battle with their city over an aging stadium” contest.

Starting January 15, unvaccinated NBA players will no longer be able to play in Canada. Suddenly find myself hoping the Toronto Raptors end up in the playoffs.

Stephen Colbert on Fox’s Christmas Tree Flambee “Of course, it would never have happened if the tree had a gun.”

Dear Santa. Am I on the naughty list for still laughing at the Fox Christmas tree on fire?

If so, it still might be worth it.

Learned playing trivia last night that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a serious philatelist. Can you imagine the Fox and Newsmax headlines about that now?

As awful as it is that many Americans can’t afford insulin, GOP would have already agreed to do something about prescription drug prices if the unaffordable drug was Viagra.

So if one of the domestic terrorists on Jan 6, instead of just attacking police officers, had attacked a 2020 Christmas tree still standing in the U.S. Capitol, THEN would Fox News and GOP have condemned them?

All you need to know on now much Senate Republicans are trying to obstruct Biden and Democrats’ agenda: They dragged it out for a time wasting 58-41 vote to confirm Biden’s nominee to run….. AmeriCorps?!

So Ron Johnson is suggesting to disciples that mouthwash will prevent COVID.

Fine. When they get COVID they just gargle with mouthwash at home instead of risking hospital workers – since they don’t believe in medical science anyway? Would work for me.

So all these GOP Senators plus Manchin and Tester who are against private employers having vaccine mandates…. I assume they are okay with those employers removing COVID healthcare coverage for unvaccinated workers? Freedom and all that.

So while Americans were freaked out about cruise ships and sporting events, who had the possible COVID super-spreader event of 2021 as an ANIME convention?

So many of Biden’s nominations come down to 1 or 2 votes. And today, Rachael Rollins as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts is a 50-50 party-line tie that VP has to break. Sinema and Manchin drive me crazy too. But they ARE better than Republicans.

Ted Cruz trying to politicize the tragedy in Waukesha & blame it on Democrats. I agree with him that suspect shouldn’t have been out on bail after a domestic violence arrest. So why is Ted Cruz still preventing a vote on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act?

Ted Cruz also actually claims Joe Biden is giving gifts to Russia. Some statements don’t even need a punchline.

But Again and not for the last time…. you know who wasn’t afraid of testifying in response to a subpoena? Hillary Clinton.


December 7, 2021

RIP Medina Spirit, apparently of a heart attack after a workout.

A test last week might have shown there was no cause for disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. But regardless, the poor horse KNEW he won that race. Beat all 18 other horses. Hope he got to munch on a few of those roses at least.

From my friend Bill Littlejohn.

There were a couple of unusual, bizarre freak occurrences over the weekend. One,there was snow in Hawaii and,two,the Detroit Lions won a game.

Unbelievable… the Lions won?

But Snow in Hawaii. Can we say heaven froze over?

Late last night, Michael Che joked at the Kennedy Center Honors “there’s no way Joe’s still awake right now.” The President laughed. Velveeta Voldemort would have fired off a half dozen furious tweets saying SNL should have fired Che by now.

Today’s Former Guy fundraising email, listing things he was supposedly right about… “We did produce vaccines before the end of 2020, in record time I might add.” Has anyone told him you can’t take credit for something you’re telling your supporters to be against?

Remember being 6th grader in Toronto & being fascinated by Marshall McLuhan’s idea – “The medium is the message.” But even acknowledging Democrats not being perfect, with MSM amplifying only outrage, have we moved now to “the media is the message?”

Reducing prescription drug prices & capping cost of insulin are incredibly popular w/ American public. But media spending more time covering Former Guy & his GA Senate endorsement, than President Biden’s speech about doing both. Tell me again why it’s a “messaging problem.”

Ooh, this might be good news:

Reports that “Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the January 6 committee.” I hope Short has a food taster.

More good news: Devin Nunes isn’t just retiring at the end of his term. He’s stepping down at the end of December. Now, the district has been R+8… But at LEAST until the special election, that’s one less GOP vote in the House.

While I’m glad to have him out of Congress…care less that Devin Nunes will be running Velveeta Voldemort’s new media company than I want to know the answer to one question – Who’s funding the company?.

Attorney for the Oxford school shooter’s parents say they were not on the run they were just scared. I like “somebody pushed me into a lifeboat” better.

Dear Media: A year after the 2016 election you weren’t giving nonstop coverage to the Democratic Presidential candidate. And Hillary Clinton, unlike Velveeta Voldemort, actually won the popular vote.

Chuck Schumer today on Executive nominations: “Regrettably, if GOP colleagues continue their holds on various individuals, Senators should prepare for possibility of late nights & votes on weekends. The President deserves his team, we will spend whatever time we need.” It’s about time.

Also about time -Chuck Schumer – talking about VOTING RIGHTS(!) & other issues. “A lot of work to do, it will likely take weekends and late nights to get it done. But we’ll continue forging ahead on behalf of the American people.”

Schumer IS majority leader. Sometimes I think he forgets that.

Strongly worded

December 6, 2021

Some complaints about strength of schedule from “Power Five” conferences as far as College Football playoff seeding. But fact remains, most top schools don’t want to play top independents for their out of conference games.

Georgia played University of Alabama- Birmingham and Georgia Southern for out of conference games. Alabama played Mercer and New Mexico State.

Michigan played Western Michigan and Northern Illinois

As much as I can’t stand Notre Dame, they did schedule Cincinnati. (and no one knew how bad Stanford would be.)

The Saints have half their team injured, so their lousy play lately makes sense. But objectively looking at the rest of the NFL, there sure are a lot of mediocre football teams.

Need another reason to root for the #SFGiants? – This tweet from Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

“We cannot tell teachers that they have to teach a sanitized version of history. Scared and timid educators cripple their students, field or classroom.”

RIP Bob Dole. Not that I did or would have voted for him. But he always seemed like a decent guy. And Senator Dole had a rare gift I always admire in politicians – he could be really funny.

Joe Biden has ordered all US flags to fly at half-mast following death of Bob Dole. It’s so nice having a President.

As a Democrat who has nonetheless had a generally positive view of Bob Dole over the years, I admit I tell myself Dole’s support in his mid to late 90s of Velveeta Voldemort was just a sad sign of non-reported dementia.

Nowhere has immunity from COVIDiots. Marin County had highest US vaccination rate -over 78% on 11/5. “Parents notified by County HHS on 11/8, child tested positive- told to keep both home. They told no one & sent kid to school for 8 days.” #LockThemUp

Amy Klobuchar said this morning there have been over 160 carveouts to the filibuster. Voting Rights needs to be the next one.

For all who love “Miracle on 34th Street” as much as I do, imagine a 2021 version with GOP in charge: Louis DeJoy’s post office would have never delivered Kris Kringle’s letters. And Republicans would probably have made the evil Dr. Sawyer surgeon general.

Then there were four?

December 4, 2021

Playoff schedule looks pretty set for College Football.

Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, Cincinnati.

What’s going to upset Ohio State more. Having their arch rival Wolverines in the playoffs? Or the Bearcats, the team they haven’t deigned to consider a rival?

From Cincinnati’s little (40,000 capacity) Nippert stadium today… Alabama and Michigan hold more than 100,000, Georgia, 92,000.

Ok, as a Spurs fan I didn’t think tonight’s game vs the Warriors would be close. I guess 5 points isn’t that close. Wtf?

Regular reminder – if our votes didn’t matter, GOP wouldn’t be trying so hard to suppress them.

Periodic reminder: Supporting Democrats who fight for democracy in Congress doesn’t mean thinking they are perfect in office. But it means fighting for the right to throw those who don’t believe in democracy out of office.

So now that parents of school shooter were captured, their lawyers say they “fully intended to turn them in first thing this morning for arraignment.” Because disappearing & sparking a manhunt is what all innocent people do before turning themselves in?

If the school shooters’ runaway parents were black they wouldn’t have been arraigned Saturday. They’d be in the Detroit morgue.

The good news – many lives in Oxford Michigan were saved because students were so well-prepared with active shooter drills. The bad news – our kids need to be so well-prepared now withr active shooter drills. This doesn’t happen in other countries.82472

Again, your reminder that Florida Governor Ron Deathsantis won in 2018 by about 32,000 votes and Senator Rick Scott won by about 11,000. Florida doesn’t have to be a Gestapo state. But if you live in the state, vote in 2022 like your life depends on it. Because it does.

So Fox is gleeful about CNN firing Chris Cuomo over legal work he did for his brother. Yeah, what were the Cuomos thinking? Andrew should have just acted Presidential and had the Democrats pay his legal bills.

Not defending Chris Cuomo but his termination by CNN reminds us that Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing – that Democrats should be fired for bad behavior.

Right wing media up in arms today about President Biden’s cold. Gosh, I missed their outrage about the Former Guy testing positive for COVID and risking infecting both Biden and Gold Star families.

Senate vote was 69 to 28 to avert a government shutdown. On December 2. Can someone ask those 28 GOP Senators who voted “no” why they hate Christmas?

Mark Meadows KNEW Velveeta Voldemor tested positive for COVID before meeting Gold Star families & then debating Joe Biden. But Mark stayed quiet at time & waited to share information for his book. He deserves to sell even fewer than 2000 or so books sold by Chris Christie.

PSA: If you HAVE to post on social media about crazy women from Colorado & Georgia in Congress….can you offset it w/ positive tweets about good ones? For example if you haven’t already seen Jeanne Shaheen running out of f*cks to give with Tom Cotton…

Not all lies are created equal

December 3, 2021

Let’s be honest. Sure, the NFL is suspending Antonio Brown while they didn’t suspend Aaron Rodgers. But does anyone think if Tom Brady did anything against COVID protocols that they’d suspend him either? “If you’re a star they let you do it…”

At this point maybe Saints should sign Colin Kaepernick. Not because I think Kap is a good QB, but just to p*ss off Goodell and the NFL.

When even Troy Aikman says it’s a terrible call on behalf of the Cowboys, you KNOW it’s a terrible call on behalf of the Cowboys. (blind side block call that wasn’t illegal, wiped out a great first New Orleans down.)

Don’t look now but the San Antonio Spurs have a three-game win streak.

(They’re not, however, going to get to four. Next game Saturday is against the Golden State Warriors.)

Pres. Biden travels with Senators Amy Klobuchar & Tina Smith to Minnesota to talk about infrastructure & BBB. Media responds w/ crickets.

VP Harris travels w/ Pete Buttigieg to N. Carolina to talk about infrastructure.

Media all over it- but only to talk about potential “rivalry.” So bleeping tired of clickbait CRAP.

All these sanctimonius GOP senators whining about cost to taxpayers of Build Back Better. Will some Democratic Senator please just stand up & say “ANYONE who supported multi-trillion cost to most taxpayers of Trump millionaire-billionaire tax cuts should STFU on this one.”

Nancy Pelosi on abortion issue. “Sometimes, I think they need a“session in birds & bees for some statements they make. As mother of five.. as I say to my colleagues, when you have 5 children in 6 years & 1 week, we can discuss this issue.”

Again – Speaker Pelosi is bad ass.

Amy Coney Barrett says other women can just carry a fetus to term.& go on with their lives.

Coney Barrett is from a wealthy family in New Orleans and has never had to worry a day in her life about health insurance. (Or for that matter about child care or paid leave if one of her pregnancies made it exhausting or impossible to work.)

In an interview with Fox, the man who allegedly ran down over 60 people and killed 6 in Waukesha says he’s being treated like a “monster.” Maybe because he IS a monster?

Not that Chuck Grassley is personally dangerous, except maybe to “pidgins,” but listening to this 88 year old man ramble on about fighting gun control legislation should confirm to reasonable people listening that some changes are desperately needed.

So if President Biden starts borrowing hyperactive kittens and lets one run loose at every press briefing and speech will the media start paying more attention to them?

Suburban Texas school district near Austin has banned Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” The short story is less than 4,000 words. So if you’re not already outraged, read it & you will be. (GOP would clearly prefer kids not learn about ‘groupthink.’)

Not so merry-go-round

December 2, 2021

Now Notre Dame is looking for a new football coach.

For those trying to guess who it is, have any college football coaches today indicated they aren’t changing jobs?

Notre Dame is currently ranked #6. Fighting Irish AD Jack Swarbrick Tuesday: “I believe we’re one of the top four teams in the country. I think we can play with anybody.” Yeah, except Notre Dame DID play #4 Cincinnati. And they lost.

But what, besides not being in the top four with College Football Playoff Rankings, upsets THE Ohio State University more.

The fact that Michigan is in the top four

Or the fact that Cincinnati, the 2nd biggest university in Ohio (and also public) is ahead of them.

Big game last night between Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns, billed as a possible Western Conference championship playoff preview.

And hey, what could change between now and then? We’re only a little over six months until the conference finals in the playoffs, –

Official GOP tweets today five hours apart:

“Life is precious. Republicans will always stand for the sanctity of life.”

“NO Biden vaccine mandate!”

Siri, what is an oxymoron?

How many of these folks who are sure GOP will repudiate Gosar, Boebert and Greene were also sure Republicans would repudiate Velveeta Voldemort?

Mike Lee, again speaking against vaccine mandates “I’m vaccinated, my family is vaccinated, but it’s not my decision, and that decision shouldn’t be forced by the federal government. So he’s saying “My body, my choice.” Got it.

So would any GOP Senator who claims they are anti-abortion because they are “pro-life” like to explain why they are against BBB -which with universal pre-K and child care assistance helps actual parents and children?

I’m waiting.

WTAF? South Dakota Senator John Thune on Senate Floor talking about “radical abortion lobby,” and saying overturning Roe V. Wade will just return jurisdiction to the states. Of course, Thune knows wealthy women in South Dakota will just be able to drive or fly to Minnesota.

Shouldn’t be hard. If GOP is right that Americans will hate Build Back Better bill then they should stand aside and let Democrats pass it. Then in 2022 Americans can give their review of bill at voting booth. Oh, that’s right, GOP doesn’t want many of us to be able to vote.

Senator Cory Booker today on children now expecting school shooters “If we’re willing to truly love our children, we won’t just teach them fear…How many more times will members of this body have to speak on the floor about the unspeakable?”

His great speech got no attention on major media. Meanwhile, they all had stories about the latest craziness from the GOP crazies.

Dear media: Since ratings seem to be all you care about: Chris Christie has sold about 2,000 copies of his book.

You know whose book is a best seller & who sold over 500,000 copies of their last book?

Hillary Clinton

Maybe you should start giving HER the star treatment.

So the school shooting suspect (not using his name) in Oxford, Michigan is white. Though didn’t we already know that because he was arrested unharmed?

Can we please STOP using the name of the murder suspect in Michigan?

If we’re going to tweet names from Oxford on social media we should tweet these four:

Tate Myre

Madisyn Baldwin

Hana St. Juliana

Justin Shilling.

Thank you.

Again, almost no media coverage of Biden’s Infrastructure and Build Back Better speech Tuesday.

So if instead of giving a strong positive speech Joe included several ranting childish insults against his opponents THEN would media have covered it like one of Former Guy’s rallies?

Media: President & Democrats don’t talk enough to sell Build Back Better.

So yesterday, Biden brings Amy Klobuchar & Tina Smith on AF1 to Minnesota to talk & sell Build Back Better. Media: Let’s cover latest insanity from Boebert, Ghislaine Maxwell trial & Dr. Oz’s run for Senate.

Another marcher in GOP fraudulent residency parade:

Stephen Colbert last night reminded us.. “Dr. Oz may not just have fake medical claims, he may have fake Pennsylvania claims. He’s running there despite living in NJ for years.”

Georgia Senate candidate Hershel Walker lives in Texas..for starters

Dream job$?

November 29, 2021

When Brian Kelly left Cincinnati, abandoning the Bearcats after he had told the team he was staying, and just before their first big bowl game (the 2010), his excuse was that Notre Dame was his “dream job.”

I guess dream$$$ change.

Brian Kelly last week asked about leaving Notre Dame “No. Mike Tomlin had best line. ‘Unless fairy godmother comes by w/$250 million check, my wife would want to take a look at it first. I’d have to run it by her.'” So I guess we know how much LSU is paying him.

USC issued apology for fans chanting “F*** the Mormons” chant during game against BYU – saying it was “distasteful” & “offensive.” If BYU wanted to respond they could’ve pointed out how distasteful & offensive it was for Trojans to lose this year to 3-9 Stanford by 2 TDs.

While SF Giants didn’t make any big free agent deals does it count as a good day when the Dodgers lose Max Scherzer AND Corey Seager?

So thinking SF Giants fans should now be rooting for Josiah Gray, Keibert Ruiz, Gerardo Carrillo and Donovan Casey. Those are the prospects Dodgers gave up for Trea Turner and as it turned out, two months of Max Scherzer.

Not that Jack Dorsey is perfect by a long shot. But if one of the CEO’s of a major social media company was going to step down, anyone but me wish it were the CEO of Facebook instead of Twitter?

GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson claims new Omicron variant is part of a Democratic plot to rig the next election. I’m so old I can remember when Rand Paul was the most insane member of Congress with the title “Dr.”

The Texas senator who blamed his daughters for abandoning his state (and his dog) during a deadly winter storm was on Fox News tonight attacking Dr. Fauci’s credibility.

Why there is no satire.

Meanwhile Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted “Bden banned travel from South Africa because of the new Covid variant. Immigrants have recently been apprehended crossing our border illegally from South Africa. Biden is doing nothing to stop immigrants from South Africa entering illegally. Pure politics and hypocrisy.

Uh, Greg. South America doesn’t even share a border with the United States. So who knew those banned books in Texas might have included geography books?

Wonder if Biden threatens to send all the vaccines that Republicans don’t want to Africa? We could find out which is a stronger part of GOP brand – making Democrats look bad vs. xenophobia.

Senate must approve annual defense policy bill. Should be easy vote. Of course GOP won’t defund military. But every hour, day or week GOP drags it out, is an hour, day or week, Dems can’t focus on BBB or voting rights. Time for Schumer to say Senate in session as long as needed!

If GOP were firefighters they’d tell Americans that fire extinguishers were dangerous, and then blame Biden when people’s homes burn down.