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Winter is coming, but isn’t fall coming first?

July 16, 2017

Is it un-American not to care about Game of Thrones? Asking for a friend.

SF Giants are having a Game of Thrones night Thursday.  Giants fans would like offense to stop regularly having Night of the Living Dead nights.

 

Executive V.P. Billy Beane says Oakland plans to rebuild & be competitive when A’s have new ballpark. Will it be named “Flying Pig” field?

Jeff Samardzija is rumored to be on trade block. Were those 7 runs on 2 home runs in four innings today his way of telling team he’d rather stay in San Francisco?

Roger Federer, 35, won Wimbledon this year without losing a set. Imagine how good he’ll be when he really hits his prime.

Houston Texans rookie RB D’Onta Foreman was arrested in Austin this morning and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a firearm. Shocking, there’s a way to illegally carry a gun in Texas?

An Allegiant Airline flight from Florida to Indiana had to turn around after its air conditioning malfunctioned. The horror – they couldn’t charge an air conditioning surcharge.

Cruz’s Trumpcare amendment is like car insurance that in case of a major injury accident would cover new tires and some Band-aids.

Forget how long until Trump’s travel expenses eclipse Obama’s. How long until Trump’s LEGAL expenses eclipse Obama’s travel expenses?

Media, FBI, CIA, CBO, Secret Service… pretty sure only people Trump trusts are related to him. And he’s not sure about Tiffany.

Trump maintains no one told him about Russia meeting. But if they didn’t think it was illegal, why WOULDN’T they tell him?

Lawyer Jay Sekulow on Russia meeting “if this was nefarious, why Secret Service allowed these people in” He means Trump himself attended?

So did @realDonaldTrump notice at #USWomensOpen at his golf club, not a US woman in the top ten? #MAGA?

Would be childish to say of course #AnnCoulter was upset w/ Delta for seat change, even their extra legroom doesn’t compare to her broom.

Just wondering, if Ann Coulter is so successful and is selling so many books, why was she flying coach in the first place?

 

As Ann Coulter fans rant, waiting for new @Delta ad. “Fly with us to experience a far-right free zone.”

California Congressman Ted Lieu with a bid to win the internet this week.  “For Made in America week, let’s remember that Nixon used American labor to steal from DNC. He didn’t outsource it to the Russians.”

 

Saturday night’s not all right.

July 15, 2017

‘At least not after the All-Star break for SF Giants fans.    Last year at this time was the infamous Casilla “balk-off” win,  after Giants had 2 run lead in the 10.   Tonight, “only” a walk-off home run, almost to the third deck.

Though on  a more positive note –  what was a bigger miracle tonight? #MadisonBumgarner back on the mound? Or the #SFGiants scoring twice in the first inning?

Former Penn State VP Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley began their jail sentences today for not doing anything when they were told in 2001 that Jerry Sandusky was showering with a boy.
“I feel so sorry for them” said nobody.

WR Darren Carrington II, whose dad played 8 years in the NFL, and was a promising star at Oregon, has been dismissed from the football team after a DUI arrest when he allegedly hit a pole at a McDonald’s in Eugene at 3:15am earlier this month.
Wonder which SEC team will be the first to offer him another chance.
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Does anyone think that @realDonaldTrump could name a woman competing at the #USWomensOpen?

United Airlines apparently made a mistake during a Denver layover and sent rapper ScHoolboy Q’s dog to Chicago instead of Burbank. On the bright side, the dog is still alive.

#AWrinkleInTime movie comes out in March. How many are like me both in being really excited & thinking Disney better not screw this up?

In Redwood City, California, a man left the engine running while fueling a Lamborghini Countach at a gas station. Can we give Darwin awards for incinerating a car?

Rant time. The wait for an interview for Global Entry, which costs $100 and helps US travelers go more quickly through customs and immigration, is now 6 months at San Francisco.
Forget the wall, can’t we spend money to hire people to speed the process, and free up immigration officers to have more time they don’t have to spend with US business people and tourists?

 

As #AnnCoulter vents about @Delta, airline has to wish flight crew had behaved in a more image-boosting way – as in dragging her off plane.

 

Kellyanne Conway “criticism of me is so gender-biased.”  And how many women are thinking that only gender solidarity biases them from saying “you stupid b*tch.”

Trump wants his travel ban to continue to exclude grandparents. Makes some sense, anyone really think he can name his grandchildren?

So now right-wing media are claiming the Russian meeting with Don Jr, Kushner, Manafort etc was part of a Democratic trap to entrap Trump’s campaign.
Right, such a carefully crafted trap they waited until 8 months after the election to spring it.

 

Wishing John McCain a full recovery from emergency eye surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.  But so, a man who had a blood clot found and removed because he has some of the best healthcare available will miss now a vote that may doom a measure planning to take healthcare from millions of Americans.

Mean bitch karma also wishes McCain well but has to be smiling.

Rubbed raw?

July 15, 2017

So what’s a few blisters and pitchers on the DL. Because chicks still dig the long ball. Right, @MLB commissioner Manfred?

 

Venus Williams, 37, could win 6th #Wimbledon title. If Roger Federer, 35, wins too,  will she be accused in the Champions Dance of cradle-robbing?

Floyd Mayweather in latest rant against Conor McGregor used anti-gay slur. As if we needed more reason w/ pay-per-view to “just say no.”

Lots of blisters this year for #MLB pitchers, and many say that part of the problem is that the ball is different. But hey, why would anyone think the league doesn’t have its players’ long term health and well being at heart?

 

In the #couldbeworse department for SF Giants, the Red Sox have DFA’ed  Pablo Sandoval.  After the 2014 season,  Giants had matched Boston’s 5 year, $90 million offer.

So forget politics, let’s get a real argument going – should the SF Giants pick up Pablo Sandoval since the Red Sox are paying his salary?
My personal thought, since they’re probably trading Nunez, and if Panda’s willing to make a statement that he said some stupid things when he left, why not? Could add some fun to a lost season. Though I wouldn’t make it a long experiment if things didn’t work out quickly.

#Honolulu high-rise fire in a condo complex Friday night built before sprinklers were mandated killed at least three & injured dozens of others. But hey, let’s elminate those pesky regulations.

 

 

So will @realDonaldTrump tell the winner of the #USWomensOpen this Sunday “You’re in such great shape”?

Trump told Brigitte Macron “you’re in such good shape.” Melania speaks French, wonder what she might have quietly told Emmanuel about her husband.

Wouldn’t it be faster for everyone in the Trump administration who HASN’T met secretly with Russians to come forward?

 

From TC  “Once again the MLB All-Star Game was a meaningless affair — just like this weekend’s series between the Mariners and the White Sox.”

Of course, for that matter, substitute Padres and Giants.

Finding his level?

July 13, 2017

Tim Tebow had 1st walk-off home run for St. Lucie Mets. So he’s on his way to being a solid minor league caliber player in baseball as well as football.

Not a boxing fan so try to pay little attention.    But just realized we have almost a month and a half of pre-fight Mayweather-McGregor headlines?

A reporter questioning Andy Murray after his loss at Wimbledon described Sam Querrey as “first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.”
Murray immediately interrupted and said “male player.”
Sir Andy may have lost in this tournament, but guessing he picked up a lot of new female fans.

A tourist died on Malo Beach in St. Maarten when a jet blast knocked her backwards onto rocks. She had climbed onto a fence, despite warning signs. to watch the plane take off. The island’s head of tourism said he had “met with the family of the deceased this evening and while they recognized that what they did was wrong, through the clearly visible danger signs, they regret that risk they took turned out in the worst possible way.”

Wonder if they’ll send her body home with a nice shiny Darwin award.

(The woman who died was from New Zealand.  Good thing for St. Maarten she was not American.  Her family would have probably sued the country for not building walls or fences high enough to keep her out of harm’s way.)

Richard Sherman says NFL players need to be be “willing to strike” to get the kind of contracts the NBA and MLB has. When his skills drop off a bit this should make Sherman about as popular a free agent as Colin Kaepernick.

At Paris De Gaulle airport. United’s catering headquarters caught fire and burned Thursday morning, resulting in flights having to depart largely without onboard meals. But really, couldn’t they have just claimed all meats were being served extra well-done?

 

Missing those days when you could get on a ten hour flight without WiFi and not worry the World would fall apart before you landed.

Air Force One touched down Thursday morning in Paris. No doubt Trump would proclaim it as equivalent to D-day. If he knew what D-day was.

Trump – “France helped us secure our independence. A lot of people forget.” Now they & Frederick Douglass are being recognized more & more?

Trump on Don Jr’s Russia meeting about Hillary -nothing out of the ordinary because “Politics is not the nicest business in the world.”
Okay, then, this means if some other foreign government officials have info on him, it’s okay for them to approach Democrat candidates in 2020?

 

Trump is now saying his proposed border wall needs to be transparent. “You have to be able to see through it” for “when they throw large sacks of drugs over.”

And so you can watch out not only for illegal immigrants, but those potential school-attacking grizzly bears?

Not fit to be tied.

July 12, 2017

Last night’s All-Star game went 10 innings.  Note to Bud Selig.  Having it count wouldn’t have made it faster.

 

During tonight’s All-Star game Nelson Cruz walked to the plate, pulled a phone out of his pocket and had Yadier Molina take a photo of him with umpire Joe West.
Out of habit, Roger Goodell fined him.

 

NBA to decrease timeouts per game from 18 to 14; limit them in last 2 min of game to 2 per team. So last mins of game will only take 1/2 hr?

Possible trade of Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets? Could be great news, for the Spurs and Warriors.

So who figured that at #Wimbledon there’d be a British woman in the semi-finals but not a British man?

Scary. An Air Canada flight apparently almost landed on a taxi-way instead of a runaway last Friday night at SFO, and could have crashed into one or more of four planes lined up waiting to take off. The FAA is investigating and Air Canada is basically saying “no comment.”
Good thing this wasn’t a US airline -they’d have charged passengers an excitement fee.

GOP leaders who repeatedly say how “disturbed” and “upset” they are with Trump then go back to business as usual starting to remind me of parents whose kids roll their eyes KNOWING they won’t be disciplined.

I’m sure if Chelsea Clinton had met with a Canadian reporter who promised dirt on Trump the GOP would also dismiss it as a “nothing burger.”

Does anyone seriously think @realDonaldTrump has read any of the history of Salem? #realwitchhunt

Trump doesn’t watch TV much like most Americans men used to read Playboy for the articles.

Massive iceberg  breaks away from Antarctica – I can’t be only one thinking wistfully  that this would have been a potential setup to a great  President Hillary Clinton  is cold  joke.

 

Florida story alert: A man was arrested in Key West after a traffic stop when police noticed a heavier-than-usual Cookie Monster stuffed toy was stuffed with more than a half pound of cocaine.
Truly shocking. Shouldn’t a Cookie Monster toy be stuffed with marijuana?

There goes the Judge

July 11, 2017

 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred – NY’s Aaron Judge “can become the face of the game.” Yankees fans are going, “You mean he isn’t already?

Of course, when it’s the All-Star game and baseball still isn’t among the top ESPN stories except for Michael Jordan joining a group bidding on the Marlins…. maybe Manfred has more important things to worry about?

Buffalo Bills DL Adolphus Washington arrested this weekend for allegedly carrying a concealed gun at a water park near Cincinnati. Well, yeah, those kids in line for the best rides can get scary.

 

Okay, I actually like Steve Kerr but he’s comparing Kevin Durant to Tim Duncan after KD took only $53 million to stay with Golden State. Uh, yeah, Duncan did take reduced money. He also didn’t leave the Spurs for the Lakers or Bulls to pick up more rings.

A Pew poll found 58% of Republicans & Republican-leaning independents now say that colleges &and universities have a negative effect on the country, compared to 72% of Dems & Dem-leaners. Yeah, damn that education, without it GOP would have a bigger majority.

An Air Canada flight apparently almost landed on a taxi-way instead of a runaway last Friday night at SFO, and could have crashed into four planes  lined up waiting to take off.  The FAA is investigating and Air Canada is basically saying “no comment.”

Good thing this wasn’t a US airline -they’d have charged passengers an excitement fee.

So will this be the first witch hunt in history that actually catches witches?

At this point lawyers looking for work have to start looking at the White House like miners looked at California during the Gold Rush.

So who knew Tiffany might turn out to be the smart one?

Donald Trump Jr’s lawyer says his meeting w/ russian lawyer “Much ado about nothing.” Shakespeare’s play by that name ended up famous too.

There are moments that when by comparison Watergate feels like a “nothing burger.”

No tweets from @realDonaldTrump on Russia today. I wonder why?

Trump – “My son is a high quality person & I applaud his transparency.” Wouldn’t transparency have been reporting Russian meeting in 1st place?

So maybe emails WILL turn out to be the biggest story of the 2016 Presidential campaign after all?

 

#DonJrChildrensBooks Charlotte’s Tangled Web We Weave….

Respite?

July 10, 2017

 

SF Giants and Mets fans know for certain their team will not disappoint them this week. At least until Friday night.

Pretty sure that when SFGiants looked ahead in April to goals after the All-Star break “catching the Padres” was not one of them.

But seriously, who knew the Giants and Mets would make SF and NY fans look forward to the 49ers’ and Jets’ seasons?

Chris Christie apparently got into it with a caller who called him “a rude word”  during a guest host spot on sports talk  radio.   Although seriously, President, not so much, but the New Jersey governor does seem made for his own sports talk show.   #ratings

 

There is speculation that the next iPhone might cost over $1,200. For that price maybe it can do medical diagnoses for those who can’t afford healthcare?

It’s early in the NBA summer league but Lonzo Ball already has a groin injury. Maybe he should switch shoes?

Two new major studies, one in Britain, one in the USA, independently have found consuming up to three cups a day reduces the risk of an early death.  In part because this lessens the chance of killing someone in the morning because they annoy you?

Kellyanne Conway to @CNN “I wish I could quit you.”

For all worries about keeping Pres. Trump off his phone, who knew that @DonaldJTrumpJr might be the one who brings the House of Cards down?

Can’t wait to hear what Donald Trump Jr.’s third version of his meeting with Russian lawyer is.

At what point does @realDonaldTrump run out of busses to throw people under?

Meanwhile Vice President Pence joked that he disobeyed a NASA sign saying “Do Not Touch” because Marco Rubio dared him to touch the equipment.

Make America Eight Years Old Again?

If you don’t get this you are probably over 40 without children or grandchildren.

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