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Going long

October 16, 2016

Today Drew Brees threw for 465 YDS & 4 TD, and the @Saints barely won. Rumor has it there is part of an NFL game you can play called “defense.”

Latest college football rankings, #Pac12 has exactly 2 teams in the top 25. Traditional powers Washington and.. Utah?

#LARams have got to be lying awake at night wondering how they ever lost to this #49ers team. #SFvsBUF

#RudyGuiliani today said he “would have to be a moron to say” that the election “is going to be fair.” And his point is?


Lots of verbal attacks on #ColinKaerpernick in Buffalo today. Silly Bills fans. Did they realize that Kap & the 49ers might have provided the best home game entertainment they’ll see all year?. Next visitors – the Patriots.


Hard to be an #SFGiants fan watching Puig against Chapman.  No way to root for them both to fail.

Altamonte Springs, my high-school home town: A woman was arrested this week after posting video online of her son driving her car – the boy is 7 years old. Back on your game, Florida.

Never thought I’d say anything positive about Sarah Palin. But at least she had a sense of humor. Trump tweet of the day “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”

Whatever happens in election suppose both @HillaryClinton & @realDonaldTrump can both take credit for helping to resurrect #SNL


Trump is insisting that he has lost “large numbers of women voters based on made up events THAT NEVER HAPPENED.” But those “wonderful” and “courageous” women speaking out about Bill Clinton – their stories are 100% true….

Apparently someone threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of a GOP office in North Carolina. And Trump tweeted “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning.”
Now, Hillary decried the act, but I guess I’m missing something – if Trump’s followers are violent it’s a righteous rage, but if it’s his opponents they are animals?

This is actually really scary, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “Only about one-third of Republicans said they have a great deal or quite a bit of confidence that votes on Election Day will be counted fairly.”
But has it occurred to Trump that if Hillary really could rig an election, she’d have done it starting with the 2008 Democratic primaries?


As Trump talks about the election ” absolutely being rigged,” including at many polling placs, have to ask…. has the Donald actually BEEN to a polling place? Last time before I gave up and decided to vote by mail, the average poll workers were “mature” to say the least, and having a hard time just matching voters to their lists. Not exactly the folks you’d enlist in a complicated conspiracy.


This morning on “Meet the Press” Mike Pence ” We will absolutely accept the result of the election.” So with all the people Trump has attacked on Twitter, how long until he adds his running mate to the list?

From my friend TC, sent to him by Berney:   img_0806

The not-quite-put-up-a-fight-ing Irish?

October 15, 2016

If Stanford could have just kept their defense on the field the whole time they might have beaten Notre Dame more decisively.

Admittedly I’m an #NL fan, but #AL fans claim they love the DH because it results in so much more offense. Uh, #ALCS, #Notexactly

Watching the Dodgers and Cubs in NLCS.  Nice I suppose to see that the SF Giants don’t have a monopoly on bullpen meltdowns.


Kylie Jenner to, “I’ve been famous for what feels like my whole life. I just want to know what it feels like not to be.”
Uh, for starters #deleteyouraccount?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, recalled over a month ago, have now basically been banned from all aircraft. But okay, if you’re smart enough to handle a smartphone how are you stupid enough still to have a Galaxy Note 7?

Donald Trump has called for drug tests before the next debate, saying that he believes Hillary must be on PEDs to get her “pumped up.” Well, actually, most Americans would love to know what the Donald might be on.

All Trump casinos are now closed. Which means you can’t even go to one to place a bet on the final number of women who will come forward to accuse the Donald of sexual assault.


#BillyBush is donating $10 million NBC severance package to women’s charities. Good to know SOMEONE has evolved since that #Trump interview.

If elections and media were really as rigged as @realDonaldTrump says, does he think he’d have gotten anywhere near nomination?

Trump’s tweet “Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Nobody has more respect for women than me!”
And then will the Donald invite Bill Clinton’s accusers back to the next debate

Wow. Wikikeaks transcripts from Hillary Clintons’s speeches to Goldman Sachs indicate she didn’t directly blame Wall Street for the 2008 financial meltdown. In related news did the leaks also say water is wet?

Okay, this just released leaked Goldman Sachs from Hillary Clinton should get 100% bipartisan applause: “Look, I am of the mind that we cannot have endless campaigns “It is bad for the candidates. It’s bad for the country. I mean, part of the reason why it’s difficult to govern is because an election ends and then the next day people start jockeying.

Even if ALL Bill Clinton’s accusers were telling the truth and all Trump’s accusers were lying, which I don’t believe, Donald Trump has said and done enough to show he should never be allowed closer to the White House than his new D.C. hotel. Period.


The heart of Rock and Roll?

October 14, 2016

Still beating, in Cleveland?


Cleveland Cavaliers are champions.. Indians looking good. But God telling Browns fans –  “Sorry, above my pay grade.”

For SF Giants fans going through withdrawal, Blue Jays had  a RISP in each of 1st 4 innings, without scoring. #seenthisscriptbefore


Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer had his Game 2 ALCS start pushed back to Game 3 because he cut his pinkie finger repairing a propeller on one of his drones.
SF Giants fans are thinking “Has he been hanging out with Jeremy Affeldt?”

New potential slogan for #Blackberry: Our phones may be outdated but at least they don’t blow up?

Curt Schilling, defending Donald Trump’s comment about the 10-year-old girl – “If intimating a young lady will grow up to be stunningly beautiful = child molestation you’re liberal and voting for a scumbag.”
Uh, Curt, that’s not what Trump said. He said “Can you believe I’m going to be dating her in 10 years.” Put a bloody sock in it.

United Airlines computer glitches last night cancelled some flights and delayed others for hours. Who needs hackers when you have aging technology and incompetence?

Go figure: A roundtrip ticket San Francisco to Denver on United is 219.20. Extra legroom seats add $159.00. How long until people start just booking a second seat?

#Obama has lifted restrictions on bringing #Cuban cigars & rum back into US. Who says there’s no bipartisan agreement anymore?


Fox’s Lou Dobbs has apologized after claiming Jessica Leeds, one of the women accusing Trump of groping her, had the same phone number as the Clinton Foundation, and then tweeting her phone number and address to his almost 800,00 followers.
If MSNBC had tweeted the address and phone number of a Trump supporter, the GOP would be calling for a Congressional investigation.

Now Donald Trump has insulted a Kardashian, Khloe, calling her a “fat piglet.” Pass the popcorn & make it a large.

Ben Carson, still defending Trump, said today on Morning Joke, that before nations topple, they “take their eye off the ball, start engaging in things that really don’t matter that much — not that sexual language and abuse is not important, but when you’re talking about the train going off the cliff you really need to deal with that first.”

Well, unless of course you’re talking about the husband of the Democrat nominee, then those things are critical.

Got it, so all Trump’s accusers are liars, all Bill Clinton’s accusers are saints. Especially as  Bill was caught bragging on tape… Wait. never mind

Trump today on Hillary Clinton “The other day I’m standing at my podium and she walks in front of me, right? She walks in front of me and when she walked in front of me. Believe me, I wasn’t impressed.”
So let’s see, Hillary is qualified to be leader of the free world, but not attractive enough for him to hit on?


With the tone of this election President Obama @POTUS is likely to be the most popular President EVER on day before January’s inaugural.



Who knew that @realDonaldTrump was probably looking at #BillCosby and thinking “amateur.”


The times they are a changin’

October 13, 2016

I missed it, when did “pressure” in baseball become a “high-leverage” situation? #DodgersvsNats #NLDS #MLBPlayoffs

Congrats to Bob Dylan. Who knew, for all the Nobel Prize winning literature I had to read in college, I was actually voluntarily listening to it in my dorm room.


With Cleveland in the ALCS the talk has begun again but them needing to change their mascot name as being denigrating to Indians.   But while we’re at it, is the SF Giants name somehow indicative of a bias against more vertically-challenged people?

The Nationals had said Stephen Strasburg, who missed the NLDS, would not be ready to return if Washington made it into the NLCS. So this is one of the postseasons they shut him down for in 2012?

Love #DustyBaker but as #SFGiants fan still get knot in stomach watching him manage late innings bullpen. #DodgersvsNats

When Dusty Baker moved to his fifth pitcher in an inning, SFGiants fans were thinking , “we’ve have seen this script before, and it wasn’t a good one.


4 1/2 hours  and it didn’t even go extras. Even #RedSox & #Yankees are thinking this is a LONG game. #NLDSGame5 #DodgersvsNats

Congrats to  the Dodgers.But maybe Daniel Murphy’s infield fly with the winning run on base is God’s way of saying He/She is okay with the  “gay lifestyle.”


Slam magazine rated Carmelo Anthony the 15th-best player in the NBA. Melo said it was “disrespectful.” Maybe to the people ranked 16 through 30?

We interrupt the snark for a NICE off-field NFL story: Eagles QB Carson Wentz, 23, who played at North Dakota State, went back during Philly’s bye week to a local bar in Fargo, ran up a $1,000 tab with friends, and left a $500 tip.

At this point no way of knowing which recently leaked emails involving Hillary are real and which are fake. But okay folks, how many of us really want our friends, family, coworkers etc to know everything we’ve ever said about them in “private”?

Chris Christie has been given a criminal summons to appear at a Bridgegate hearing later this month. Maybe Trump should have chosen the NJ governor as a running mate. Would distract attention now from some of these tapes, etc.

Michele Bachmann says that Hillary  Clinton has an “anti-biblical” agenda. As opposed to  Donald Trump “Grope forth and multiply?


Rush Limbaugh, railing about the “Donald Trump sex-talk scandal” “If the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation, then here come the rape police.”
Uh, yeah… and his point is?


Just imagine if one of #BillClinton‘s accusers also said she was treated inappropriately by #DonaldTrump

Donald Trump’s response to a People Magazine reporter who said he had attacked her “Take a look, you take a look, look at her, look at her words — you tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”
Okay, time to open the pool on the gender gap in this years election? About 50 points seems a good start….

Interesting, got a travel agent survey asking if I am more or less likely to recommend Trump properties since he became a candidate, if my clients are more or less likely to ask for Trump properties, if clients have refused to stay in a Trump property…… and if any of this has changed since the “Access Hollywood” tapes….
If this was campaign was a build-a-brand exercise for the Donald, it’s not working.


The NY Times, in response to a demand by Trump to retract its groping story or be sued “We decline to do so.” And then “the essence of a libel claim, of course, is the protection of one’s reputation…. Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.”

Stages of grief?

October 12, 2016

So denial, then anger. Is the bargaining phase when we start rooting for #DustyBaker at least to get a ring? @SFGiants


What time is the game on tomorrow? Oh wait…. Yeah, baseball is designed to break your heart. #MLB #SFGiants

So in looking on bright side as #SFGiants fan, if #BlueJays make it to #WorldSeries we might get to watch #JustinTrudeau attend games.

#SFGiants going into late innings with 5 runs and a big lead does not appear to be a winning strategy. #NLDSGame4 #WorldSeries2002

Meanwhile, the San Diego Padres have fired their President after the team missed the postseason for the 10th straight year. So wonder who the next interim president will be.

Lebron James “In our locker room, they talk about sports highlights from the previous night, family and game strategy. what that guy was saying, that’s not — I don’t know what that is. That’s trash talk.”
It’s getting harder and harder to dislike King James.

The NFL is now penalizing players using Saints WR Brandin Cooks bow-and-arrow touchdown celebration, which he has always said was a sign of his faith in God. They say the gesture “mimics a violent act.”
A football league. “A violent act.”  And they said it with a straight face.

You can’t make this stuff up. Trump campaign manager KellyAnne Conway told GOP leaders who may be wavering in their support: “Enough of the pussyfooting around”
So was that supposed to be an attention grabbing comment?

The SF Chronicle reported that earlier this month Alaska AIrlines removed a passenger who was harassing a female flight attendant, saying things like “oooh, sexy,” during the safety demonstration. So did the guy think he was in a locker room or something?.


So I assume Russian hackers are only leaking emails from Democrats because Republicans never have said anything untoward in an email?


At a Florida rally, Donald Trump’s response after a woman fainted: “That woman was out cold, and now she’s coming back! We don’t go by these new – and very much softer – NFL rules. Concussions ‘Oh, you’ve got a little ding on the head. No, no, you can’t play for the rest of the season.’ Our people are tough.”
So let’s add NFL players and others who have suffered serious brain injuries to the list of people the Donald has taunted. Who had October 12 in the pool?

(My friend Linda points out, but if Hillary faints, she’s unfit for the Presidency.”)


Less than noble stuff in latest #wikileaks #PodestaEmails.  But I’m sure most of us never say or email anything we wouldn’t want on front page


Even #BIllCosby has to be looking at #Trump & saying “Are you kidding me?”


This Donald Trump sexual assault issue is rapidly becoming another “He said, she said, she said, she said, she said, story.:”

And no doubt the Trump campaign’s response will be to dredge up more allegations against Bill Clinton. When this election is over most of America will be ready for a good hot long shower….



From Marc Ragovin:  “Melania Trump announced today that Donald will no longer be in charge of assembling the grab bags for their son Baron’s upcoming birthday party”

What’s too painful to remember….

October 12, 2016

Pitch counts suck. That is all #SFGiants


Lost in the shock of tonight’s loss was fact that #SFGiants bullpen hadn’t blown a 9th inning lead since last night.

Fox announcers seemed shocked that Matt Moore was hitting in the 6th. They clearly have not watched SF Giants 2nd half bullpen.

He’s owed $20 million for 2017 and can get through a lineup- once. Too soon to restart the #CainforCloser movement? @SFGiants


Looked for #MickeyLolich‘s pitch counts in 1968 #WorldSeries w/ his 3 complete games. Couldn’t find them. #wedontneednostinkingpitchcounts

So will the #Cubs join the #Dodgers in voting a playoff share to the #SFGiants bullpen?

At least SF Giants fans can be REALLY thankful in retrospect that #BruceBochy didn’t pull #Madbum in 9th of Game 7 of the 2014 #WorldSeries #SFGiants

Reports from NBC indicate Billy Bush has been fired at the ‘Today’ show. Who’d a thunk that the network would have higher standards than the GOP?

USA Today reports that a 21 year old New Mexico woman died while ‘car surfing,” the 7th such fatality this year. Amazingly, only one of those deaths was in Florida #Darwinwouldbesoproud. #ifonlytheywerearmed

At Trump’s campaign rally in Ambridge, PA, he started out praising Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Well of course he did. #sexualassautlersofafeather

Trump on twitter “With the exception of cheating Bernie out of the nom the Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!”
Uh, I guess the Donald hasn’t really been following politics much over the last couple decades.


Eric Trump, yesterday confirming his father’s assertion that it was just “locker room banter”: “I think sometimes when guys are together they get carried away, and sometimes that’s what happens when alpha personalities are in the same presence.”
Yep, once again, the snake has not slithered very far from the tree.

Even the Onion wouldn’t have gone this far: “It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity.
If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.
If she is elected, the world does not end…”
The writer? Glenn Beck..

Chris Christie said today “at this point” he is still supporting Donald Trump. Translation, he’s waiting for the next tape.

Despite calls to withdraw, @realDonaldTrump says he’s staying in race. Many people are saying it’s right choice, espec. Democrats. #beatable



Some people seem upset by the 49ers’ decision to play Colin Kaepernick over his political protests. So would they have been more forgiving if he had done something more manly and American like failed a drug test or got himself arrested?

Still beliEVEN

October 11, 2016


At least 30,000 fans left at ATT Park at end of game, including kids. Going to be more than a few folks calling in sick today #SFGiants

Listening to highlights on the radio and thinking, wasn’t #NLDSGame3 at least 2 games? #SFGiants #Cubs

A couple rough calls against the #SFGiants tonight.  To be fair to #MLB today they found out  the American League will be represented in World Series  by either of those media darlings the Indians or Blue Jays.

So the Yankees decided if they couldn’t beat the Red Sox they would trade Andrew Miller to the team who could?

#SFGiants #zombiesneverdie. “@ESPNStatsInfo: Giants: 10 straight elimination game wins (longest streak in MLB history) (via @eliassports)”

So after being taken out was #MadBum wandering around  San Francisco looking to lasso a billy goat? #SFGiants #Cubs




Phrase we didn’t expect #SFGiants fans to be saying in October. “At least Gilllaspie is up this inning.”

SF coach Chip Kelly says that Colin Karpernick’s injury guarantee, which would require the team to pay him $14.5 million if he gets hurt, has no bearing on him not putting the QB in games.
And if he actually believes that, Kelly should stop in Brooklyn on the way to this week’s 49ers game in Buffalo, there’s a bridge for him to buy.

Tiger Wood announced he would play in this weekend’s Safeway Open, and then the next day changed his mind. . That was one of Tiger’s fastest withdrawals ever, well, not involving a waitress.

In Petaluma, CA, a man trying to make sure his gun was empty before he left the house accidentally discharged it. The bullet critically injured his 11-month-old baby, but she is expected to survive. #ifonlythebabywasarmed.

The Trump Taj Mahal closed its doors this morning. Wonder how much of a tax write-off that property ended up being for @realDonaldTrump

So what’s in the Clinton emails we haven’t seen is absolutely grounds for her being in jail, but what’s in Trump’s tax returns we haven’t seen is just stuff we wouldn’t understand anyway. Got it.

He seems nice. Scott Baio on Trump: “And ladies out there, this is what guys talk about when you’re not around. So if you’re offended by it, grow up. And by the way, this is what you guys talk about over white wine when you have your brunches, so take it easy with your phony outrage.”
Yeah, when I drink with my friends we always talk about grabbing guys by their crotch etc….

Sen. Jeff Session of Alabama, who was on the short list for VP, said last night that even if Trump had “grabbed a woman by the pussy.” “I don’t characterize that as sexual assault.”
Am sure parents of daughters in Alabama are just thrilled to hear that. Does Sessions remember that his is an open carry state?

All that talk with Billy Bush was “locker room banter,” and now KellyAnne Conway says “you’d be in jail” was just a quip. So if Trump actually were to be elected, is he going to have a special “just kidding” sign to use with other world leaders?

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway “I would talk to some of the members of Congress out there.When I was younger and prettier, them rubbing up against girls, sticking their tongues down women’s throats…uninvited, who didn’t like it. And some of them, by the way, are on the list of people who won’t support Donald Trump ’cause they all ride around on a high horse.”
Okay then, but because Bill Clinton is accused of stuff like that his WIFE should not be elected President?