Da choke

Posted November 9, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Da Saints would like to thank Da Bears for putting on maybe a more even impressive display of putting together a stirring comeback and then managing to blow it in the last minute. And in prime-time on Monday Night Football even!

Interesting – many of Dodgers fans’ Twitter posts all season called for Dave Roberts to be fired because of how he was managing the bullpen & lineup. Tonight they’re bitching he wasn’t nominated for Manager of the year.

Apparently NFL teams employ psychologists to help them evaluate draft picks’ readiness for being mature and able to handle the stress and temptations of being a professional football player. Seems like the Raiders need to re-evaluate their evaluator.

(One top 2020 draft pick charged with felony DUI resulting in death, another cut after he was filmed threatening woman with a gun.)

Lots of punts yesterday by Green Bay against the Chiefs with Aaron Rodgers out due to COVID. None as bad a punt as State Farm

So State Farm is fine with Aaron Rodgers’ lies. Wonder what their response would be to someone with a “Good Driver” discount filing a claim if it turned out they had multiple accidents & tickets but said “Well, I consider myself a good driver.”

So how long until some Republican goes after Kermit the Frog? Because isn’t singing “It’s not easy being green” clearly some color-based racism?

So after four years of promises and nothing done, Democrats in their first year get a major infrastructure bill passed. And the CNN Monday headlines are all about Biden’s negative poll numbers. The media would both sides a mobius strip.

Xfinitywas down tonight for over an hour. No TV no internet. And I survived. Hade my beloved and ancient Blackberry Key One. But I challenge anyone who claims broadband access isn’t a necessary part of infrastructure to try suddenly being without it.

Trying to wrap my head around what would have happened if Hillary Clinton had her campaign staff call electors to tell them to overturn the 2016 election.

WTAF? Terry McAuliffe lost VA election in part because of stupid statement to parents. Can Dems use this line Josh Hawley said to men when he runs for re-election? “Spending your time on video games, watching porn online.. is not good for you, your family, or this country.”

So with all the pressing issues facing our country right now has anyone in GOP attacked Bert and Ernie’s living arrangements this week yet?

Elaine Chao:”5 million people left workforce & because of COVID, some retired early, some decided not to come back. Going to need these workers to do their patriotic duty to come back & help economy. Can we start referring to Elaine & husband Mitch as “Lord & Lady Douchbag?”

Pete Buttigieg, talking about family leave. “It’s not time off, it’s time to do work. Good work, joyful work…” And as anyone who’s ever taken care of a newborn knows… HARD work.

Any given Sunday?

Posted November 8, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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For all the media has been obsessed all week with how pollsters predicted what turned out to be a close New Jersey Gubernatorial race would be a blowout, don’t think the pollsters messed up any worse than oddsmakers for Sunday’s NFL games.

Bounties on other players, which could result in injury, were enough cause for NFL to punish Saints with fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks. So why should lying about a QB’s vaccine status, which could result in illness and/or death, not be cause for the same?

On a positive if bittersweet note thinking back on Buster Posey’s retirement last week: Buster hasn’t just been HOF talent as catcher & team leader, he’s one of few people in any field who was honest in saying they were retiring to spend time with their family. #SFGiants

Instead of Joe Rogan, Aaron Rodgers would have even gotten better advice on COVID-19 from Jake from State Farm.

Not sure how the infrastructive bill money will be allocated but seems fair that since many in the GOP think it’s a socialist waste of money that they voluntarily put water, roads and bridges in their districts last.

Whoever “your” NFL team is, it’s almost always a good day whenever the Cowboys lose

Not a fan of “The Squad,” but Nancy Pelosi knew EXACTLY how many votes she needed to pass Infrastructure bill. If she had needed votes, Madam Speaker would have gotten them to vote yes. But she let them please their bases. Media won’t tell you that. Discord is better clickbait.

Things GOP will tell you aren’t dangerous: aging roads and bridges, lead pipes, dirty water, not having internet.

Things GOP will tell you are dangerous: Masks and vaccines. #InfrastructureWeek


Posted November 6, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Florida Gators now 4-5 & ESPN resports coach Dan Mullen said between 20-30 players missed practice during the week because they had the flu. So is Ron DeSantis’s anti-vax attitude keeping folks in Florida from getting flu shots now too?

So two defensive stands by Cincinnati Bearcats in the last 2 minutes, one with Tulsa at the 11, one at the 3, and they hang on to win 28-20 to remain undefeated. Headline on this one “S*ck it, College Football Playoff committee!”

Someone brought a sign to ESPN Gameday in Cincinnati – We could beat the Bengals and they wouldn’t let us in the College Football Playoff.

Now that seems like a bit of a stretch. If the Bearcats beat the Bengals that would probably count as a quality win.

Beating say, the Detroit Lions, however, might hurt Cincinnati’s strength of schedule.

Reportedly Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is ‘furious’ over leak that revealed he is unvaccinated. Wonder how furious his teammates and opponents are to know they’ve been playing with and against an unvaccinated liar?

So Big Bird is trending because he flew south for the winter during a terrible storm and abandoned his constituents for a vacation? Oh wait, sorry, that was Ted Cruz.

Colin Jost nails it on Weekend Update on SNL about Velveeta Voldemort doing the Tomahawk Chop at Atlanta Braves World Series game – “Native American groups said they found it extremely offensive to see their culture associated with someone who can’t even run a casino.”

So has a single Republican demanded that Glenn Youngkin’s underage son face penalties or even jail time for trying to vote illegally – twice? I’ll wait.

As beloved as he was in Green Bay, Brett Favre has burned a lot of bridges by signing w/ the Vikings, sending unwanted d*ck pics to a reporter, & reportedly receiving about $1 million from state of Mississippi for speeches he didn’t give. “Hold my beer” – Aaron Rodgers.

So if Cynthia Mason, a black woman in Texas,, was sentenced to 5 years in prison for accidentally voting illegally how long should Glenn Youngkin”s son get?

Remembering that season I watched random parts of the Bachelorette and discovered Jordan Rodgers and his family were basically estranged from his brother Aaron. Wondered, okay, families are complicated, whose fault is it? Thinking we got the answer this week.

So would Republicans angry at their own members for passing Biden’s infrastucture bill please submit lists of bridges & roads in their districts they don’t want to be fixed or repaired?

There’ve always been anti-vaxxers. On the fringes of both parties. A small number of them even protest every year at California State Democratic convention. Big difference is that now media thinks they’re great for ratings and clickbait.

Ron DeSantis’s latest lie – “How many places that are deep blue are well governed in this country? Can you name me some?” California says “Hi.” (And don’t just take my word for it, take the word of state voters who just voted 61.9% to 31.8% to keep our Democratic governor.”)

So has Velveeta Voldemort tried to take credit for infrastructure week yet?

Losing it

Posted November 5, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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A Los Angeles area principal apologized after their high school, Inglewood, beat opponent, Morningside, in football,.106 to nothing.

Wonder how many SEC coaches wondered if they could put Morningside on their schedule.

Give Aaron Rodgers credit. He’s doing his part to make sure Tom Brady doesn’t get the NFL fan “QB we most love to hate” award.

Buster Posey in his retirement speech. “Most 34 year old olds are probably experiencing some back pain getting out of bed.” And a whole lot of Giants fans old enough to be his parents or grandparents are just chuckling..

The Dodgers tweeted out a nice statement honoring Buster Posey as he retired yesterday.

Bet they wish he’d done it a year earlier.

(And yes, I know LA beat the SF Giants in the playoffs. But that long pennant race, the Wild Card game, and then all the pitching gyrations in a five game NLDS clearly took it out of LA and made it easier for the Braves to beat them.)

Most common PED excuse with pro athletes “I didn’t know what was in the supplement.”. And some of these clowns are afraid of a now well-tested vaccine?

Wait, JD Vance, running for Ohio Senate as outsider & working class supporter tweeted “Want to have dinner w/ me & Peter Thiel? Donate $10,800 by tomorrow I’ll send you the details,” Because nothing says working class supporter like hawking expensive dinners w/ a billionaire?

If GOP is so sure Build Back Better would be unpopular why don’t they just let Democrats pass it, then run on repealing the bill in 2022?

Virginia results – 50.9% Youngkin – 48.4% McAuliffe. New Jersey results. 50.58% Murphy – 48.67% Ciattarelli. Guess which loser is challenging election results? For a party is making education a top issue, concept of learning to be a good sport appears to be beyond GOP.

Know many Democrats are annoyed at Joe Manchin. But imagine (& I’m NOT morals police), if Cal Cunningham in North Carolina could’ve thought w/ his “upper brain” while campaigning & at least just held off sexting a woman not his wife until after election.

51 Senate seats would be nice right now.

Dear media including CNN: All these stories now about people struggling with inflation.

Where were all the stories of people who were able to buy food and stay in their homes after the Biden/Democratic stimulus was passed

Colin Powell’s funeral, with George & Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton (Bill still recovering), Barack & Michelle Obama, as well as Joe and Jill Biden in attendance, is a nice bipartisan moment. Sometimes easy to forget we used to have bipartisan moments.

Beat Cal

Posted November 4, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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While I’m wishing Aaron Rodgers a fully recovery, because no one should die just for being stupid, must confess as a Stanford grad it is amusing to see an unvaccinated Cal grad who clearly learned so little about science.

Oddly, in 2018 “Rodgers’ commitment to end childhood cancer and blood disorders earned the Packers quarterback an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin”

So he believes in curing cancer but not vaccines? Has someone checked Rodgers for cumulative concussions?

Per ESPN, Aaron Rodgers, who now has COVID-19, “pursued an alternative treatment” and “then petitioned the NFL to recognize him as vaccinated. The NFL refused.”

Hmm, so Rodgers has COVID but is he at least dewormed?

Matt Cain on KNBR with his favorite Buster Posey story: Posey calls time and goes out to the mound to ask Madison Bumgarner “What do you want to throw here.” And Madbum response “I dunno, you’re smarter than me, you call it.” #SFGiants

All this handwringing about how deep blue” New Jersey is and how bad it was that Murphy barely won. The last time a Democratic Governor was re-elected in New Jersey was 1977.

But the last Governor re-elected in New Jersey period was Chris Christie.

Lisa Murkowski voted to open debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Good for her. But sorry that this very small step is now almost heroic by GOP standards.

Meanwhile Susan Collins has voted against opening debate on the John Lewis Voting Act. Will her reason be that she was “very concerned” or “very troubled?”-

We laugh when Rachel Maddow talks about the hundreds of Q-Anon members in Dealey Plaza who believe Velveeta Voldemort is a biological cousin of JFK Jr. But don’t forget – most of these people vote!

Watched Maddow tonight also cover GOP’s Lauren Witzke claiming she won Chris Coons’ Senate Seat in Delaware & demanding state troopers help her “reclaim” seat.

Coons won the last eelection 291,804 to 186,054 votes.

What Rachel calls “weird humming noise in background” sounds a lot like batsh*t crazy sedition.

GOP Senator Mike Lee, “I support the vaccine, I’ve been vaccinated, but this mandate is doing serious harm to our economy.” Like saying “I support speed limits, I follow speed limits, but ticketing trucks driving 100 mph does serious harm to our economy by slowing drivers down.”

Rick Scott complains TSA & government have no right to show proof of vaccination or to make travelers wear masks. Guess Scott figures it could lead to passengers having to take off shoes, remove metal from pockets, limit liquids in carry-on & gasp, even show ID to board planes..

Facebook running regular commercials saying how much they care about safety and some regulation, even updating of section 230. Translation: Facebook didn’t care, they don’t care, but they are REALLY scared of the bipartisan coalition of Senators ready to rein them in.

Senator Klobuchar introducing her bipartisan bill – “American Innovation & Choice Online Act” w/ Grassley, Durbin, Graham, Blumenthal, Hirono, Kennedy, Booker, Lummis, Warner & Hawley. Not only should bill pass but Amy should get Presidential medal for working w/ Josh Hawley.

Listening to Chuck Grassley repeatedly praise Amy Klobuchar for her work leading the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act,” was both lovely and a sad reminder that there was a time Senators used to work across the aisle regularly.


Posted November 3, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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-“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.

A. Bartlett Giamatti.

Pitchers and catchers report in 103 days.

As I mentioned two days ago, whatever happened in game 6 of this World Series, there’s was a major piece of good news after game 5. At least there was zero chance of hearing a celebratory crowd in the ballpark doing the Chop.

Clearly more important things to worry about. But University of Cincinnati, #2 in country, today ranked #6 by College Football Playoff committee, on strength of schedule. While Alabama, who lost to 6-2 Texas A&M and Oregon who lost to 3-5 Stanford, are in top 4. Power 5 bias.

GOP loves to beat the inflation drum, especially on food prices, and blame it on Democrats’ stimulus plan. And media lets them do it. How about a reminder that without the stimulus plan many Americans wouldn’t have been able to afford food at all?

Newly elected Lt. Gov of Virginia, Winsome Sears, not only had a campaign poster of her holding an assault style rife, but also she has expressed support for a Texas style abortion ban. Wonder how many suburban Virginia women figure they can just drive to DC?

84% in, and right now with over 2.3 million votes cast, the NJ Governor’s race is separated by 565 votes. Wonder how many New Jersey residents stayed home thinking their vote didn’t matter?

So according to GOP precedent right now when can we expect Terry McAuliffe is going to call Virginia’s election officials and demand they find him more votes?

Listening to Glenn Youngkin’s victory speech….lots of optimistic platitudes, not so many specifics. But to be fair, not nasty. One major note – Youngkin did NOT thank Velveeta Voldemort. “RINO” attacks from The Former Guy in 3.2.1..

So as Youngkin says he’s going to give parents a choice in where their kids go to school can’t wait to see what happens if a lot of parents of color decide they want their kids to go to nice white suburban schools.

Two facts that explain almost all media coverage of politics right now.

1. Media has decided the only way to get ratings now is gloom and doom

. 2. See Fact 1.

So wonder what these GOP parents who think their children are too fragile to read or hear anything potentially vulgar or upsetting tell the kids when they ask “So what does ‘let’s go Brandon” mean?

It’s all relative.

Posted November 1, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Wonder how many sports fans who say they can’t root for the Houston Astros because they cheated also are big fans of Tom Brady.

If anyone on the New Orleans Saints had tackled Tom Brady with a horse collar tackle that resulted in a torn ACL, NFL would have suspended the entire team for the remainder of the season.

Acting GM Zack Scott, arrested on DUI charges in Aug, will not return to NY Mets. Thinking if Mets hadn’t done deep dive from 1st place Aug 6 to out of playoff contention. Scott would have announced stint in rehab & team would have announced their full support of him for 2022.

Rachel Maddow covers how Biden administration Elizabeth Prelogar, US Soliciter General, brilliantly argued against Texas abortion law. For example, if allowed, California could add a bounty for anyone turning someone in who violates state’s gun laws.

Grand total of 34 NYPD cops went on unpaid leave over the vaccine mandate today. Assuming at least 30 of the 34 will be profiled in the NYTimes.

While Democrats are focused on GOTV in Virginia, these numbers bear repeating – 169,638 to 169,305 – 433 votes.

How much Mike Garcia (R) beat Christy Smith (D) by in CA Congressional District 25 in 2020.

Even in states like California that support voting rights we need to VOTE.

This is such a small thing… but as a woman I find myself irrationally annoyed every time I hear Amy Comey Barrett talk in that breathless little girl voice. But, onwards.

Apparently the Former Guy is selling “Let’s Go Brandon” t-shirts for $45 on his website. $45! So forget what the phrase means about Joe Biden. Having you spend $45 for a childish t-shirt says Trump thinks you’re f*cking stupid.

James Carville, criticizing WH communication AND media. “All we talk about is inflation, we don’t talk about wage growth, increased power workers have, how we’re poised for a really good recovery..There’s a lot of good news in this economy & we’re not getting it out.” He’s right.

Seeing well-deserved ire directed at Josh Hawley after he claimed having their masculinity attacked pushes men into watching porn and playing video games.

Josh was elected in part because Claire McCaskill is moderate/conservative red-state Democrat – not all that different politically than Manchin – & many in party didn’t put money or effort into supporting her.

Claire was a million times better.

Litmus tests belong in labs

There are 48 Democratic Senators who would be happy to go on television and give interviews about why they support the Build Back Better agenda. So media, stop being lazy and drama-focused by just covering the two who have issues with it.

All you need to know about today’s GOP: They’re fine w/ judge not allowing people Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot in Aug to be called “victims.” But they’re also fine w/ St. Louis homeowner who pointed weapon at peaceful BLM protesters in July calling himself “a victim of a mob.”

Guaranteed win.

Posted November 1, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Even if the Braves end up winning World Series at the least I just wanted Astros to win tonight. So my last memories of baseball before this winter don’t involve that bleeping Chop.

Thinking there might have been about as many people who thought Trevor Siemian would have beaten Tom Brady this year as thought the SF Giants would have won 107 games. Sometimes I love sports.

Read in SF Chronicle that last night when the Astros’ Jose Altuve came to the plate, just before he hit a home run 434 feet, the organist at Truist Field played “It’s a Small World.” Stay classy Braves.

As the World Series returns to Houston, this is your voting rights reminder for the night. Houston is in Harris County, Texas, population 4.7 MILLION.

Harris County went for Biden over Trump 56% to 43%

And GOP wants 1 drop box for the entire county. #FreedomToVoteAct

New Detroit Lions slogan for opponents “Better than a bye-week.”

For anyone who says it doesn’t matter that Donald Trump has endorsed Glenn Youngkin because Youngkin is a nice independent kind of guy I challenge you to name ONE person Velveeta Voldemort has endorsed who turned out to be an nice independent kind of elected official.

McAuliffe has a good track record as Governor. Youngkin hasn’t even been on a city council. Haven’t Americans learned enough about putting amateurs in charge?

Random question. Tickets to World Series in Atlanta, even the cheap seats, were going for $1,000 and up last night. So who paid for Velveeta Voldemort’s suite last night for game 4?

Presume Chasten was in charge of the costumes but they dressed up their babies as ‘infrastructure’ – ie traffic cones.

So if Chasten and Pete Buttigieg bring their twins, dressed as traffic cones, to a briefing covering what’s in Biden’s Build Back Better bill will the media show up and cover the whole thing?

In a NY Times story, read that New York City’s vaccination rate among workers affected by city’s mandate rose to 83% at end of day Oct 29, up from 71 % on Oct. 19, day before the requirement was announced. Why isn’t that 83% the headline, instead of the minority holdouts?

I understand why big Pharma is running ads against allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. For them it’s strictly about profit. I’m still waiting for Senators who oppose this overwhelming popular change to explain why THEY are against it.

Look, I don’t love Manchin or Sinema. But so much social media hate saying THEY’RE the ones blocking everything good in Senate?

Uh, there are 50 GOP Senators, some who claim to be moderate, who are marching in goose step behind Mitch McConnell on everything important. #VoteBlueIn22

Chopped talk

Posted October 30, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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After watching World Series Game 4, am again trying to wrap my head around what would have happened if Bruce Bochy had ever suggested to Madison Bumgarner he was going to use an opener in one of Madbum’s World Series games. #SFGiants

BYU came back to beat University of Virginia 66 to 49. But Virginia was leading 42 to 38 at halftime.

Did the defenses start out practicing social distancing?.

Velveeta Voldemort claims he was invited to World Series. And Hershel Walker was in his suite.

The Former Guy thanked MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for invitation. Manfred – “we have always tried to be apolitical.”

Wonder if MLB offered tickets to Senator Reverend Rafael Warnock?

Interesting fact in case you’re watching fans as the crowd does “The Chop” tonight during World Series Game 4. Atlanta Demographics Black 50.95% White: 40.90% Are there 50 black people total in the stands?

So not sure how much the Former Guy might have paid the Former First Lady for her appearance tonight but she clearly didn’t think it was enough.

As cameras panned Truist Field for Mastercard’s #StandUpToCancer moment, wonder why they aren’t showing the Former Guy. Maybe because Donald wouldn’t stand up for anyone but himself?

Is there any chant in sports more obnoxious than “The Chop?” #WorldSeries

GOP – let’s attack Democrats by alleging Americans are turning down good jobs just to keep getting benefits.Also GOP – let’s praise other Americans leaving good jobs just to keep “owning the libs” by not getting vaccinated.

Speaking of parents telling schools what to teach, I remember in my high school American history class, teacher, an ex-Marine & a parent, telling me Richard Nixon had done nothing wrong with Watergate. So how do you decide which parents get to decide?

Kyrie Irving is a parent. Kyrie Irving is not only anti-vaxx but also he believes the earth is flat. So should he have a say in his child’s science education?

Gloria Steinum was right. “‘If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” But also, if men were responsible for child care, paid family leave would be a sacrament.

More than two teams?

Posted October 30, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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All you need to know about ESPN if the Yankees and Red Sox aren’t playing: Not a single of the eight headlines on their website Friday were is about baseball .

Friday is game three of the World Series

Albert Pujols is going to playing in the he Dominican Professional Baseball League this winter and said he wants to continue playing in the majors until “I feel I can’t play anymore.”

Well, there is a middle ground if Pujols isn’t quite up to MLB standards…. Bet he could get a roster invitation from the Orioles or Diamondbacks.

Good for the Atlanta Braves to honor Hank Aaron before World Series game 3 tonight. Whether an accident or timing glad that it didn’t coincide with the Former Guy attending the game in a suite Saturday night.

Dusty Baker, who has managed in both leagues, prefers the National League game with pitchers hitting. And he never even got to manage Madison Bumgarner.

Still don’t even like the DH. But a term I dislike more – “bullpen game.”

Number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first six months of 2021 was 20,160, highest first-half total since 2006. Well, based on their response to COVID deaths, how long until Republicans demand end to seat belt mandates?1214

Populations: Florida: 21.5 million California: 39.5 million Acknowledged deaths from COVID: FL: 59,670 CA: 72,100 And Deathsantis brags about “winning.”. No wonder Ron DeSantis hates schools. They teach math, which has a liberal bias.

Some conservatives want to ban upsetting books from schools, so what about book w/ these lines?

“Let us make our father drink wine & we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father…thus both daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father.” Genesis 19-36

Another potential GOP banned book line? “When man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at end of 6 years as men are. If she does not satisfy her owner, he must allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners.” (Exodus 21:7-11)

First, most police officers are vaccinated. Second. Why isn’t Fox reporting that those who quit because of mandates won’t even be eligible to be hired for security at Fox News because Fox itself requires vaccines or daily COVID-19 testing?

GOP now screaming about executive privilege about things including “appointments showing White House visitors” in the weeks before January 6 had no problem with demanding same information when it might corroborate a President having a consensual affair. Just saying.

A serious question: Why do parents who want a say in what public schools teach their children assume that theirs is the ONLY viewpoint that can be taught to their children?

Never have been big Andrew Cuomo fan & couldn’t understand how in early 2020 so many thought he could be President. But why is media focusing so much more on one sexual assault charge against former NY Governor than they ever did on multiple charges against Former Guy President?

In the Virginia Governor’s race…

Terry McAuliffe was good & competent Governor.

Glenn Youngkin has no experience.

Terry McAuliffe is supported by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, etc.

Youngkin is supported by The Former Guy. Which side are you on?

So when Democrats get a budget deal together what “Breaking News” will US media come up with instead of praising it?


Posted October 28, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Roger Goodell insists NFL’s decision not to make investigation into workplace culture at Washington Football Team public is to “protect anonymity of those who cooperated.” Goodell has been paid $128 million in last 2 years. And some thought the Saints bounties were bad.

The NAACP sent a letter to the players’ associations in five professional sports Thursday asking players to reconsider signing with teams in Texas because of recent laws passed in the state.

Uh, has someone told the NAACP there are also professional teams in Georgia and Florida?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suing Biden over the vaccine mandate, saying “no one should have to choose between a jab and a job.” About 59,000 Floridians now would wish they were able to make any choice at all

If men were expected to take time out of their careers to take care of children, paid family leave would be as automatic a job perk as an office coffeemaker.

Susan Rice on with Anderson Cooper sounds a reasonable optimistic note on the Build Back Better bills being passed. Sadly, almost shocking that CNN gives air time to someone who doesn’t have a doom and gloom message about Biden.

Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a moderate who strongly supports the infrastructure deal as important help for her constituents: “We have a 50-50 Senate.”

Why aren’t more Democrats trumpeting this to the skies?

Math matters.

Rspectfully saying, any GOP senator whining about cost of Democrats “Build Back Better” agenda who also voted for the Former Guy’s multi-trillion tax cut for millionaires and billionaires should STFU.-

So can some company please come up with a moisturing lipstick called “Meta” so farmers can put it on their pigs?

YEAH! High-speed internet, in rural & urban America is in Build Back Better deal. “Including 35% of rural America without it right now.”

Biden uses example of parents driving to a McDonald’s parking lot so kids can do schoolwork. Her fight for broadband was one reason I became Amy Klobuchar fan.

If media had spent even as much time covering what kind of things are in Democratic infrastructure package as they did the President’s dogs and his Delaware home, Biden’s approval numbers would be a lot higher right now.

Chopping block?

Posted October 28, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, defending “the Chop” in Atlanta. “We don’t market our game on a nationwide basis.” Bet Fox loves hearing that as World Series game 1 between Braves & Astros “averaged 10.8 million viewers, the lowest figure ever for a game at a non-neutral site.”

Meanwhile Atlanta Braves CEO Terry McGuirk says Former Guy to attend WorldSeries game 4 in Atlanta. “He called MLB & wanted to come. We’ll give him his own suite. We’re apolitical & open to anyone coming.” That’s why Braves had anti-vaxxer Travis Tritt sing anthem?

Dear Senate Men: One way to help pay for for family and paid leave – Remove all coverage for ED medication and penile implants from Medicare. You’re welcome. American women

If you had any doubts Mitch McConnell is now a Velveeta Voldemort handmaiden: “Happy to endorse Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate in GA. He’s only one who can unite party, defeat Sen. Warnock & help us take back Senate. I look forward to working w/ Herschel in DC to get job done.

Hershel Walker has been credibly accused of repeatedly threatening his ex-wife’s life, lying about business success. & He admits to dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder. And he’s best GOP can do in Georgia.

Republicans & Fox News act as if NOTHING is more important than death of Halyna Hutchins. Now Democratic State Senator Dave Cortese “I intend to introduce legislation to ban live ammunition on sets in California.” How long until NRA subsidiary GOP says “let’s not go THAT far?”

According to GOP Kyle Rittenhouse who deliberately shot a loaded gun at people is a hero. (And 2 dead people are not victims.) But Alec Baldwin who tragically shot gun he didn’t think was loaded is a murderer. (And poor woman IS a victim unless we find out she was liberal.)-

So if President Biden sent out a daily tweet promoting Build Back Better, each with a different childish and/or profane insult of some member of Congress or the press, would media start covering his tweets?

GOP – parents being upset children might read disturbing books should be enough reason to vote for their candidate. Also GOP – election officials being seriously threatened with murder AND the murder of their children is just free speech.

Look, I get it, WV is deep red state. But Manchin excuse: “I want to work w/ everyone as long as we can start paying for things. I can’t put this burden on my grandchildren. I’ve got 10 grandchildren – I just can’t do it.” Joe is worth over $7 mill, his grandkids will be fine.

Based on media coverage, including CNN, I can only assume that credible threats to murder election workers and their families would be newsworthy only if they involved a liberal actor waving a gun around.

Falling over.

Posted October 27, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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The only good thing about tonight’s relatively boring World Series game unless you’re a Braves fan: Imagine how much of a bath Fox is already likely to be taking on ratings.

On the other hand, while I’m a Spurs fan and do watch basketball, somehow it feels like NBA basketball right now feels as appropriate as Christmas decorations in October.

I believe Colin Kaepernick was treated badly by the NFL and I admire his courage in kneeling for what he believes in. I will admire Kaepernick a lot more if he says “I was wrong not to vote.” We can kneel all we want. Nothing changes unless we vote.

GOP: Helping someone end a pregnancy less than a month after an egg has been fertilized is a crime. Also GOP: Threatening in detail to kill children of both Republican and Democratic officials who won’t overturn a legitimate election is free speech.

Republicans LOVE to pretend outrage over parents’ feeling upset because their children have to read “disturbing” books in school. I am waiting for GOPto express half the outrage over election officials being threatened with the murder of themselves & their children.

We know now that Mo Brooks wore body armor on January 6. So how many other GOP members of Congress secretly did the same thing?

So would Don Jr. and conservative media be more sympathetic to Alec Baldwin after prop gun tragedy if Baldwin had previously bragged he could have shot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lost supporters?

Media – Why do Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin think they’re important enough to challenge President Biden’s agenda? Also media – let’s give more several times more coverage to Sinema and Manchin than Biden.

In honor of Hillary Clinton’s birthday could someone in the GOP please tell Velveeta Voldemort to go home and knit?

Amy Klobuchar says in Rules committee that a survey of local election officials earlier this year found one in three felt unsafe & one in six local election officials have received threats of violence. One in six! This isn’t a partisan issue. This should appall ALL Americans.

Leaving it all on the field

Posted October 26, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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When they write the first baseball opera maybe it will be about the two super teams who fought each other valiantly for months, only to leave so much on the field that neither of them ultimately survived their final battle. #Dodgers#SFGiants

If SF Giants HAD won NLDS and gone to a game 7 with the Braves, we’d have found out an interesting answer to a question. After last night’s game would have been rained out – how long does it take a field to dry out after a Bomb Cyclone?

So in the end what was the difference between the LA Dodgers and SF Giants seasons? About a week.

Meanwhile of all the country singers in the country, the Atlanta Braves had Travis Tritt sing the game 6 NLCS national anthem. Tritt had said he would cancel any concerts if the venue had a vaccine mandate.

And a whole lot of people probably now figure – well, it won’t kill me to root for the former cheaters.

All you need to know about today’s GOP and conservative media is that they are paying far more attention to an accidental shooting on a movie set than they are to 2 people being killed and 6 people, including a cop, injured in today’s deliberate mass shooting at a Boise mall.

As Don Jr hawks his awful anti Alec Baldwin t-shirt imagine his and other Republican reaction if Jon Voight had accidentally killed someone with a faulty gun and a liberal or comedian joked about it?

We’ll know when Democrats REALLY have a deal on their Build Back Better bill: Fox News will have nonstop headlines about Hunter Biden

Governor Ron DeSantis announced he will pay unvaccinated police officers from other states $5,000 to move to Florida to work, while banning mask mandates too. Means tourists who get pulled over could end up, not just w/ a traffic ticket, but a life-threatening virus. Hard pass

The Facebook Papers paint a pretty horrifying story. But should this story really surprise anyone who saw “The Social Network?”

“That was what murder was, as simple as that.” Llne I remember from Agatha Christie’s great novel – “And then there were none.” You can murder someone, especially a young person, not by killing them w/ your own hands, but knowingly allowing them to do something that is dangerous.

Appropriate for Facebook

Amy Klobuchar on The Last Word about Facebook: “Whether (Zuckerberg) intended to have it be unsafe from the beginning is really not as relevant to me anymore. What’s relevant to me is that it isn’t safe.”

And then there were three.

Posted October 22, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Congratulations to Dusty Baker for leading the Astros back to the World Series. Dusty is one of the best men in baseball.

Yankees first base coach Reggie Willits is leaving at the end of the year to become a volunteer assistant for Oklahoma’s college baseball program.

Now Willits is from Oklahoma. But if he wanted to work for an amateur team closer to home I guess the Texas Rangers weren’t hiring?

Wait, the Minnesota Twins dumped both LaMonte Wade Jr. and Eddie Rosario? As an SF Giants fan have to ask – anyone else the Twins want to give up on and give Giants first dibs?

Chris Brown calls Kyrie Iving “the real hero” for Kyrie’s anti-vaccine stance. Are we shocked this statement comes from a man who pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault towards his ex-girlfriend Rhanna, and blamed his violence on her?

So if a vaccine mandate makes you quit your job because you’re planning a pregnancy and you don’t believe in medical science assume this means you are also planning no pre-natal care and a home birth with no medications?

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to Texas abortion ban on November 1. So we’ll find out pretty quickly if McConnell’s illicitly appointed handmaiden will carry out her duties.1215

Over on Facebook, where I spend less & less time. “Let more people see your post Add this post to the feed of requests and offers in your area to reach more people.” So if you help us make MORE money by attaching your post to ads we’ll promote you. Uh, that would be a hell no.

We know what today’s Republican party is against – voting rights, infrastructure, live-saving vaccine mandates, supporting caregivers, etc. Would GOP like to tell us what they are FOR?

Yet another example of what’s wrong w/ US media. Most Americans know names Manchin & Sinema. Far fewer could name Amy Klobuchar, Tim Kaine, Angus King, Jeff Merkley, Alex Padilla, Jon Tester and Rev. Raphael Warnock. They all besides Manchin are cosponsors of #FreedomToVoteAct

Leaving early?

Posted October 20, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Posted this in the 9th

Dear Dodgers fans…. unlike last night – NOW it might be okay to leave before the game is over. You’re welcome, SF Giants fans. (But we’d stay.)

Seeing scores in ALCS games 3 and 4, and NLCS game 4 and thinking, this Mr. Mo. Mentum guy might be overrated.

United Airlines pilot today. “We will ask you ONE time to put your mask back on. If you do it a second time you will be handed a card saying you are banned from flying United in future permanently.”

Watching all these openers and other weird pitching changes and thinking —how lucky we SF Giants fans were to get to watch Madison Bumgarner in the postseason!

Wish the media would spend as much time on GOP voting to kill democracy as they are spending on the possible death of a suspect in the killing of Gabby Petito.

I suppose it would be churlish to wonder if an alligator saved American taxpayers a whole lot of money plus not having the media obsessed with a trial for a man who probably murdered his fiancee.

It’s not just that Republican Senators voted against #FreedomToVoteAct It’s that they’re afraid PUBLICLY to say why they voted against it. They hope we won’t notice. Prove them wrong!

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is lying & pretending President Biden is having parents who simply speak out at school board meetings be investigated by FBI. Parents who speak out? No. Parents who threaten & intimidate school board members and others. Yes. That IS domestic terrorism.

Senator Mike Lee talking again about vaccine mandates keeping people from working and providing for their families. As of today 728,000 Americans are permanently unable to work.

Another day, more headlines on small minority of employees & businesses who are putting lives at risk by refusing to follow vaccine mandates. Dear media – we really need to start having more headlines “Overwhelming majority of Americans understand vaccine mandates save lives.

Mitch McConnell “It’s my hope the 2022 election will be a referendum on performance of the current administration, not a rehash of suggestions about what may have happened in 2020.” So is this Mitch’s way of saying he’s very troubled by the Former Guy?

Let’s not forget. This wasn’t about voting against voting rights. This was about the Senate voting not even to debate voting rights.

Senator Amy Klobuchar asking her GOP Senate colleagues “Why would you shy away from debating this bill?

Sadly, we know why. “Some people don’t want some people to vote.” #FreedomToVoteAct

Today’s vote against democracy wasn’t a surprise. So have to figure there’s a planned next step. Klobuchar and others spent a LOT of time with Joe Manchin getting him involved in writing this bill. And the bill goes through rules committee. It’s not over.

The long and short of it.

Posted October 19, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Yeah, I know we’re supposed to hate the Astros. But it’s really impossible when you’re 5’6″ yourself in high heels to hate Jose Altuve.

Giants’ Wilmer Flores probably had about as much chance of getting a hit off Dodgers’ Max Scherzer in NLCS Game Five as the Houston Astros did of scoring seven runs after two were out in the 9th tonight against the Red Sox. Getting over it is for sissies.

Hey LA Dodgers fans, many of you’ve left in the 8th inning down only three runs. What do you think this is? A regular season game? Sincerely and seriously, SF Giants fans

(And this was time stamped on Twitter at 527p – BEFORE the comeback started.)

So how many people who went to bed early on east coast and didn’t watch much of ALCS game 3 will wake up, look at the final score, and think “Yet, another rout with no drama?” Well, actually it was plenty dramatic until the 9th inning.

ESPN reports 76ers center Joel Embiid said he has yet to speak to Ben Simmons & added repeatedly — it isn’t his job to “babysit” anyone. Maybe actual year in college does make a difference in maturity?

Embiid did do a year at Kansas. (Simmons bragged about how he didn’t need to go to class his year at LSU.)

Has occurred to me… if Republicans like Liz Cheney really want to clean house in the party to move GOP back to being anti-Democrats as opposed to anti-democracy, then some arrests of Velveeta Voldemort cult members would be a good start.

-Modesto to Palo Alto is 89 miles, an hour and a half if traffic isn’t bad. An envelope mailed to me 7 days ago arrived today. Forget Christmas cards. Get your cross country Valentines mailed ASAP. #FireDeJoy

Wikipedia says 11,411 sworn police officers in US state of Washington. 11,411! But most of the headlines are about the 127 police employees (53 civilians and 74 commissioned officers) who were let go for not getting a COVID 19 vaccine. Math again has a liberal bias.

CNN’s John King announced publicly for the first time he has multiple sclerosis. Wonder how many people didn’t realize that Colin Powell was immunocompromised. Some things we do for other people are difficult. Being vaccinated isn’t one of them. Oh, and wear a d*mn mask.

John Cornyn referred to #FreedomToVoteAct, sponsored by Amy Klobuchar, Rafael Warnock & Joe Manchin as a compromise between “the left and the radical left.” Leaving aside Klobuchar & Warnock are hardly radical, is this 1st time ever someone has referred to Manchin as “left?”

So is Facebook going to change their name back to Facemash? Or Faceplant?

Outta here.

Posted October 19, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Boston Red Sox beat Houston Astros 12-3 today. And the Red Sox hit their third grand slam in two games. Maybe Houston should start GIVING Boston their signs. Their pitchers couldn’t get hit much worse.

When even Rachel Maddow says to close her show that tomorrow “I’m scheduled to be hitting a grand slam for the Boston Red Sox…everybody gets a turn.” Yeah, I’m an NL fan. But I miss pitcher’s duels.

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane suspended 21 games by NHL, now apparently for a fake COVID-vaccine card. This is Kane’s sixth suspension in the NHL. So is this another of those NFL inspired “15 strikes and you’re out” policies?

Nick Rolovich is out as WSU football coach, after he was denied a religious exemption not to be vaccinated. Would Rolovich like to further explain the reasoning behind the religious exemption? Perhaps a pastor or priest might be able to have a little talk with him.

As conservatives jump on the “natural immunity” – let’s all go get COVID – bandwagon, your reminder that 724,000 Americans will never get COVID-19, or anything else, ever again.

Stephen Colbert on The Late Show reports tonight that Steele said The Former Guy’s “pee tape” probably exists. But Colbert complains Steele is getting his “hopes up again… You cannot get me to talk about this until the actual tape has been released. Or at least streamed.”

From Vogue interview w/ Jennifer Gates about her $2 million wedding to Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar last weekend. “Planning a wedding while I was in medical school rotations & Nayel was preparing for Olympics was no small feat” Especially tuning all those teeny tiny violins.

So Dennis Prager says he was TRYING to get COVID-19 so he would end up with natural immunity. This line of reasoning will make drinking bleach seem safe by comparison.

Harris Poll for USA today found approx 40% of workers say they want to continue working remotely. A lot of it is commute cost and stress. But have to wonder, especially in customer service industries, how many Americans are just tired of dealing with other people?

Seat belts don’t prevent all deaths in car accidents. So how long until the anti-vaccine mandate folks demand USA get rid of seat–belt laws?-

Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley have a bill to stop tech companies from squashing competition and raising prices for consumers.

Great idea. And Chuck Grassley brings experience on the competition issue. Figure he probably talked to Thomas Edison about potential light bulb monopolies.

Again, not a big Joe Manchin fan, but he is a Democrat in a red state. If Manchin WERE an actual Republican he’d be voting “no” on most of Biden’s nominees. And Mitch McConnell would be Majority Leader. We need to win more blue Senate seats in 2022. Period.

Personally, I’m vaccinated & in good health. So I’m not worried about getting really sick with COVID. But I still mask up indoors in public. Because what could be a mild case for me could be serious or deadly for someone else. It’s not hard. RIP Colin Powell

But his emails

Posted October 17, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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That moment when NBC’s Saturday Night Live goes where the media won’t: Colin Jost as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last night on SNL

“One of our coaches is accused of racism, misogyny, and homophobia, but hey, at least no one’s talking about concussions.”

If anyone, including Little League Coaches, wants to see “better to be lucky than good” illustrated in baserunning, watch highlights the bottom of the 8th of game 2 of NLCS Braves vs Dodgers.

(Atlanta got away with at least 4 mistakes.)

So conservative media types who want us to believe they are all about saving babies are mocking Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave to be with his adopted premature baby twins. Very on brand.

Random college football thought: How cool is it that University of Cincinnati, the second largest public university in Ohio, is now ranked ahead of “The” Ohio State? University.

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich applied for religious exemption to avoid getting COVID shot, but will not explain details. If your religion means enough to keep you from getting a vaccine that could save your life & lives of others, you’d think you’d talk about it.

Of all the bad things Dodgers win over SF Giants has done to me… not inconsequential that I am now cheering for a team whose fans do “The Chop.” #BeatLA #Braves

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian says not having vaccine mandate has been effective, as 90% of employees have gotten COVID shot. Means as passenger on Delta you have 1 in 10 chance of being served by an unvaccinated employee? Well, slightly better odds than Russian Roulette.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is ‘offended’ police officers could lose their job over Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Uh, as of Sept 1, 21 at least 29 Florida police officers have lost their ability to work, or do anything else, permanently from COVID-19. #DeathSantis

Suppose it would be churlish to suggest that some of these folks who want “opposing views’ on the Holocaust jump off a few roofs to show their opposing views to gravity.

GOP is obsessed by 13 American deaths in Afghanistan but shrugs at 90,000 preventable American deaths from Covid since June.

Would the media treat President Biden better if he promised to start sending one outrageous tweet per weekend?

So sort of moving one…

Posted October 15, 2021 by left coast sports babe
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Morning after: It’s not that Wilmer Flores was even that likely to get a hit against Max Scherzer. It’s that in 167th game of 2021, not counting spring training, Flores shouldn’t have had bat taken out of his hands by an umpire working his first division series.

From a wise friend -“I’m tired of people who say “Flores was 0-for-17 against Max and would have whiffed.” If past performance predicted future results, then why did 1-for-33 Cody Bellinger get a hit?”

The Saints weren’t the only team with bounties. The Astros weren’t the only team cheating. At this point as an SF Giants fan I have ZERO problem rooting for Dusty Baker finally to get that first World Series ring

So anyone want to guess who the next NFL coach to resign will be? Jon Garden didn’t exchange emails with himself.

Lora Reinbold, Alaska state senator banned from Alaska Airlines for refusing to wear mask, now has COVID & is convinced she will beat it w/ Ivermectin & vitamins. Lora is 57 w/ no known risk factors. How many older Alaskans & others w/ comorbidities might she have given virus to?

Open note to Virginia voters; The Former Guy has endorsed Glenn Youngkin. If you feel you are moderate to conservative but not on same level as Velveeta Voldemort think back to how TFG has responded to anyone without 100% loyalty.

Non-snarky Travel Agent PSA: Doesn’t matter what you read on social media, what friend says or what you think is logical: Vaccinated or not, besides rules for foreign country you visit, you now MUST show proof of negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of flight to return to USA.

Wish it weren’t true but we seem to become a nation largely of echo chambers. Even so, most Americans support democracy and the idea voting means majority rule. Which explaines why GOP wants to destroy democracy by gutting voting.

Fox poll: “Do you believe parents should or should not be telling schools what to teach?” 57% of Virginia parents & 50% of likely voters said parents should tell schools what to teach. Wonder if they realize this means commie pinko liberal parents get a voice too? #VoteBlue

So how long do l Texas schools have to offer books with the opposing view of a flat earth-

CDC now says unvaccinated have a 11 times higher risk of dying of COVID. So what’s next in a Republican world where being anti science is increasingly a virtue? GOP governors demanding we remove warning labels from cigarettes.

Florida Governor Ron DeathSantis claims President Biden with vaccine mandate is “trying to take people’s jobs away.” 57,711 Floridians would disagree if they were alive to do so.