Short cuts?

Posted May 20, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Wait…the 2020 Belmont Stakes on June 20 is now going to be a 1 1/8 mile race, instead of 1 1/2 miles?!!!
As long as no one even THINKS of touching Secretariat’s 1973 race record.

Apparently the Sears Tower in Chicago lost power tonight. How I miss the chance to have made a Cubs joke.

From Marc Ragovin “A South Korean soccer league team has apologized for planting sex dolls throughout the stands to make the stadium appear fuller. Man, talk about inflating attendance figures.”

Happy Birthday Pete Townshend. Pete is now 75??!! So now it’s “Who Are You… and where did I put my keys?”

Very confused now. So Trump says Virginians need 2nd Amendment to guard their potatoes. From who? Grizzly bears?

“Cover me Bob, I’m going in for Russets.”

 

 

Nonpolitical question. As many online ads as I still get for places like Sephora etc, why has no cosmetic company come out with “mask-proof lipstick?

 

Kevin McCarthy today criticized Nancy Pelosi for talking about Trump’s weight. “I would not as Speaker use those terms.” Gosh, must have missed McCarthy’s comments about a POTUS calling political opponents “Crooked” “Liddle” “Shifty” “Cheatin'” “Sleepy” “Loser” “Crazy,” etc.

USA Today Headline “Trump goes with his ‘gut,’ outside advice on decision to medicate with hydroxychloroquine.” “Goes with his gut?” Must. Not. Make. Morbidly. Obese. Jokes.

So let me see if I have this straight, many Americans seem more concerned about if Nancy Pelosi fatshamed Trump than if the US was illegally selling arms to the Saudis.

Despite Georgia being CAUGHT publishing misleading data on COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp maintains state’s cases are going down – “It’s really not a big issue. People trust the data. I certainly do.” Right, same as we should trust Kemp’s purging more than 1/2 million voters in 2016?

 

 

Tonight was the Oregon primary.  Joe Biden got over 70% of the vote, while Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both still on the ballot, got 18% and 9% respectively.

Now while Joe Biden IS going to be the Democratic nominee I do understand  the desire to vote for Sanders or another candidate who’s dropped out to make a statement in remaining primaries. Just please get it out of your system before Nov. 3. Because then it’s Biden or Trump. Period. 

Media really missing something by ignoring Joe Biden virtual town hall. Seriously. What does it take, would Joe have to pretend he’s taking some crazy drug, or come up with a catchy insult? We should be better than this.

Yeah, I am talking to you CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News.

A new season?

Posted May 19, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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NFL Players Associate reported they are testing prototypes of modified facemasks that might contain surgical or N95 material.

The masks might even be used this year to protect players from COVID-19. Not that Tom Brady will need one. No defensive player can get within 3 feet of him without risking a penalty.

COVID-19 issues mean Raiders new stadium in Las Vegas isn’t finished yet. But hey, if If NFL teams want to open the season in stadiums without fans, well, there is an available empty stadium in Oakland.

So Chuck E Cheese, whose restaurants are closed during pandemic, decided to change their name on Grubhub apps to Pasqually’s Pizza. I smell a rat.

All of these pictures of “reopen” protestors and people packing gyms are going to be very useful when we need to do COVID-19 contact tracing in a couple weeks.

Trump’s campaign is launching a new website “Truth Over Facts.” Who wants to tell him?

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been named the acting chair of the Intelligence Committee. Is this the first time on Twitter that “Florida” and “Intelligence” have regularly appeared in the same sentence?

Texas Governor Abbott posted then deleted a tweet indicating that Texas and Florida had lower “morality” rates than California and New York. Well, he said it

So what’s a higher number in Trump White House… The number of IGs & others Donald says he doesn’t know but chooses to fire? Or the number of women he says he doesn’t know and wouldn’t have chosen to sexually assault?

Of course we know “He’s Lying.” Dr. House was right “It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.” So what is Donald Trump lying about now? Or rather, what is he hoping we won’t notice while we’re focused on his latest lie?

So who had “Trump taking hydroxychloroquine” on this week’s insanity bingo card?

 

So if Trump wants to prove he is not “Morbidly Obese” he can simply step on a scale in front of reporters.
Just saying.

 

Trump tonight tweeted “Fox News is no longer the same. We miss the great Roger Ailes. You have more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before. Looking for a new outlet!”
As if all America didn’t already know Trump was cheating on Fox News with OANN.

Round and round we go.

Posted May 17, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Tonight’s Sunday Night Baseball game was scheduled to be the first of the year featuring Houston Astros.
And just over a couple months ago most worrisome thing for many baseball fans was if Astros’ cheating scandal might have overshadowed the actual game?

Okay, I’m really desperately missing sports. But don’t think even COVID-19 will turn me into a serious NASCAR fan.

 

Trump today about sports “We want to be back to normal where you have the big crowds and they are practically standing on top of each other and enjoying themselves, not where they are worried.” So would he like to start by trying this with a vanity rally?

How many married couples are realizing as they promised “for better for worse,” they weren’t thinking of “for 24-7?”

#NotTheOnion. Now Trump fundraising email “For first time EVER, we have launched Official Trump Coloring Books. They are already FLYING off the shelves…” Flying? Like Space Force? And are Sharpies included?

Remember Trump’s “I like the numbers being where they are” with the Grand Princess?. By claiming “testing is overrated” and trying to undercount deaths, Donald is treating America like he did that cruise ship.

Why does anyone think the man who will go to the Supreme Court to avoid releasing his financial statements or tax returns won’t stop at nothing to hide COVID-19 death counts?

Breathalyzer tests aren’t perfect either. So by Trump standards should we stop using them and start claiming DUI numbers are down?

Trump claims of Dr. Rick Bright “I don’t know this guy, never met him, but don’t like what I see.”
Uh, is Donald so confused now he can’t remember if Bright is accusing him of malfeasance, or sexual assault?

New Zealand  Herald on Donald Trump’s statement “If we didn’t do any testing we would have very few cases.”

“This is a stupid statement. Not “controversial, bizarre” or “unconventional” or any other words we use to sanitize absurd things that come out of Mr. Trump’s mouth.. It is just pure, weapons-grade stupid.”

The sounds of silence.

Posted May 17, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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If MLB comes back this year, not only will tobacco and spitting be banned (good), but also chewing sunflower seeds will be prohibited.
Speaking as a former baseball mom, was there any reason other than baseball to chew sunflower seeds?

NASCAR starting up tomorrow without fans. Well, at least the cars are loud enough there won’t be drivers complaining about not being able to hear the cheers.

 

So trivial in the grand scheme of things with almost 90,000 people dead. But it still makes me sad, in May, to see pictures of empty baseball stadiums.

As Italy plans to open for incoming international travel June 3, how long until they, and other countries, institute a US travel ban?

Justin Amash has decided he is not running for President. Thereby bitterly disappointing both his supporters

Let’s be honest. If Trump were asked to speak to high school graduates tonight Donald’s speech would have been 80% bragging about he should have been valedictorian and 20% blaming Obama for why he wasn’t.

Mitt Romney tonight tweeted “The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.”

It’s a start.  Then Susan Collins tweeted. “In 2008, I coauthored with former Sens. McCaskill and Lieberman The Inspector General Reform Act (P.L. 110-40), which among other provisions requires the President to notify Congress 30 days prior to the removal of an Inspector General along with the reasons for the removal. The President has not provided the kind of justification for the removal of IG Linick required by this law.”

Beginning to have new appreciation for Charlie Brown & his dreams of kicking that football: Susan Collins has a bipartisan past. Some part of me keeps hoping THIS will be time w/Trump Susan will be more than “very troubled.”

 

In North Carolina, a judge just issued a provisional restraining order allowing religious groups to assemble for services inside for next 2 weeks. Fine. Can those church attendees also commit to staying inside and praying the coronavirus away?

WTAF? This is a Trump fundraising email from Saturday  “Barack Obama will forever be remembered as the disgraced former President who used federal law enforcement in an attempt to hurt his political opponents.”

Who wants to tell him?

Plenty of space.

Posted May 16, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized Gavin Newsom for not allowing sports in California & invited sports teams from states have  Stay At Home orders to operate in Florida during coronavirus pandemic. Can someone tell DeSantis not all teams have socially distanced fans like Rays & Marlins?

After Green Bay traded up to draft QB Jordan Love,  Aaron Rodgers now says it “may not be a reality” for him to retire as a Packer.

“The first time’s the hardest,” said Brett Favre.

Looking at some of these pictures of Wisconsin bars and thinking, uh, never thought it was supposed to be literal to say “I’m dying for a drink,”

Looking at the Camp David attendance list for the weekend Kevin McCarthy , Devin Nunes, Matt Gaetz, Dan Crenshaw, Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin. And suddenly the worst Boy Scout or Girl Guide/Scout camps we ever had don’t seem so bad by comparison.

As Trump brags about his new “Operation Warp Speed,” someone has told him that Star Trek was pure science FICTION?

Just thinking. If and when scientists have a breakthrough, will it be like tests? “Everyone who wants a vaccine can get a vaccine?”

So let’s see, Trump is now simultaneously blaming and attacking… China, Obama, Biden, and the media. If you ever wondered where the expression came from -“Throw sh*t against the wall and see what sticks.”

Trump says all 25+ women who are accusing him of sexual assault are lying. E. Jean Carroll’s lawyer want a DNA sample. An innocent man could give the sample, prove she is lying, and taint others with the same brush…. An innocent man would do that.

 

Whatever else you want to say about Trump’s new habit of firing people late on Friday night, A man who values ratings about all else never does ANYTHING he’s proud of late on Friday night.

Remember when it would be almost midnight on a Friday night in DC and the biggest stress Obama might cause anyone was street closures etc, if he went out to dinner with Michelle?

The late Trump tweet rants continue. But hey, you know what President Biden will be tweeting regularly at 1a on weekend nights? Nothing. And we’ll all be sleeping better. 

Florida men.

Posted May 15, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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And NFL players haven’t missed a paycheck yet…

In Florida, arrest warrants have been issued in South Florida for NY Giants CB DeAndre Baker and Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar in connection to an armed robbery investigation. ESPN reports  the two were charged with stealing money and watches while armed with semi-automatic firearms.

I don’t just miss sports, I miss times when this would be the biggest story of the day.

Got it. Trump strategy about COVID-19 losses is just to pretend they haven’t happened. So if baseball season ever gets started can we SF Giants fans just declare any game that doesn’t result in a win hasn’t happened either?

Mall of America will reopen June 1. Do they have a coffin store?

Seems likely Senator Richard Burr is guilty of insider trading. But Barr signed FBI warrant only after Burr’s intelligence committee said Russia interfered in 2016 committee. T.S. Eliot was right- “The last temptation is the greatest treason, to do the right thing, for the wrong reason.”

 

Ivanka Trump today said her dad “is tested on a daily basis – all those who come into contact with him are tested on a daily basis.” Wait, I thought “testing is overrated?”

And uh, do Trump and Pence know that a daily COVID-19 test keeps you from getting coronavirus about as well as a daily pregnancy test keeps keeps you from getting pregnant?

Kirsten Gillibrand was never close to my first choice in Democratic primary. But retroactive bonus points for this prescient statement in an early debate: July 31, 2019, “The first thing I’m going to do when I’m President will be to Clorox The Oval Office”

Mar-A-Lago to partially reopen this weekend. Already hot and humid in Miami, so why? 1. Trump doesn’t want to refund dues? 2. Reopening gives Donald some excuse not to have his workers claim unemployment? 3. Trump can’t pretend he lives there if it stays closed? 4. All of above.

Trump attacking Obama and Biden today “It was the greatest political crime in the history of our country.” Once again, Freud NAILS projection.

 

Trump tonight referred to his supporters as “Keyboard Warriors.”  Guess no one had him look up the definition

From Urban Dictionary –  “Person who, being unable to express anger through physical violence (owning to their physical weakness, lack of bravery & conviction in real life), instead manifests said emotions through text-based medium of internet”

Even Dictionary.com ” Keyboard warrior”  – a person who makes abusive or aggressive posts on the Internet, typically one who conceals their true identity.

Name the teams without a scorecard?

Posted May 14, 2020 by left coast sports babe
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As the league begins to talk about playoffs.  Does anyone still remember who was leading the NBA 2019-2020 season?

Meanwhile, the NFL considering a season with piped in crowd noise.  So what happens in Foxboro, where last year on several occasions Patriots fans booed. And that was before Tom Brady left.

 

Years from now will we ever have a better single name answer to “Define white male privilege?” than “Jared Kushner.”

 

Trump heading to Pennsylvania Thursday and another photo-op at a PPE factory. Will White House announce exactly how many workers and others Donald plans to put at risk this trip, especially by not wearing a mask.

#WTAF -got a “Trump 100” invitation?   Me.   “I’m pleased to present you w/ invitation to join Trump 100 Club. I’ve only selected 100 Patriots in the entire Nation to join this prestigious club & YOU are one of them.” So either Trump can’t count, or his fundraisers are REALLY stupid.

Trump latest blame game focused on China. Whatever happened to the “We had great chemistry. I mean, we understand each other…” with President Xi? And that “beautiful chocolate cake?” Donald deals with some of these world leaders like he used to be married to them.

Today Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued a 4-3 ruling that strikes down the state’s stay-at-home order. So they are saying for Wisconsin residents, including women,  it’s their health and their choice?

So why is #SubpoenaObama trending? GOP thinks they’ll be able to convict him of spilling Dijon mustard on his tan suits?

Okay then, GOP and presumably Trump want to “Subpoena Obama.”  Has it occurred to Donald how starved Americans are for leadership? Or how nostalgic millions of us are feeling? Televise hearings with Barack Obama and we’ll show you real RATINGS!

 

Trying to figure why I am so completely disgusted with both Steve Scalise and Rand Paul, who have taken their second chance at life and become bigger a**holes.”

Maybe it stems from this: In 1979 a white man in a wheelchair entered Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery and said “I’ve learned what suffering means in a way that was impossible. I think I can understand something of the pain that black people have come to endure. I know I contributed to that pain and I can only ask for your forgiveness.” The man was George Wallace.