Friday, August 17, 2018

A Military Parade

Top of the morn, to all of you out there...as we end up another very hot, and humid week in SoCal...headlines, usually have the name TRUMP connected, somehow...right?...and most of 'em are started by Donny...in some type of rant during the nite...via a Tweet, or Tweets...does the bloke sleep?...

Well now, the most disgusting of his latest...the cancellation of his much wanted 'Military Parade'...the cost appears to be prohibitive at this time (92 million bucks)...hmmm...is this not the action that most dictators demand?...the viewing of their arsenal?...put off for a year...will Donny still be at the helm?...to view his most wanted celebration of POWER?...

So many condolences yesterday for the 'Queen of Soul'...remembrances of her, in the past...one such, was by President Obama...as she sang at his inauguration...not to be outdone, Donny said some nice things about Aretha Franklin...ending with "you know, she worked for me"...does the guy have any clue?...I think not...

I'm finding this a bit troublesome...the jury in the Manafort Trial, is still deliberating...does the length of their collaboration mean that he has some people thinking he is innocent?...I dunno, seems cut and dried to moi...is it cuz I have trouble TRUSTING people that are in, or have been, in this White House Regime?...the jury redirected 4 Q's back at the Judge...one was what is 'the definition of reasonable doubt'...egads...

You know, my distrust for Donny has NOTHING to do with Republicans at all...not in the least...as I am an Independent...it is for HIM...

OK, let's get outa the political world...

Seems like the NFL is always tinkering with their rules...what constitutes a head shot?...is the latest...or, what is truly a touchdown?...stuff like that...but the one thing that they should do...is cancel all these meaningless pre-season games...after 3 or 4 weeks of practice, you KNOW who fits in with your scheme...you don't need some non-counting games, to figure things out...nope...

The rejuvenated Padres....oops, hit another snag...can't hit a thing...and are wallowing about...again...lost game number one to the D'backs...a team in the hunt for a playoff spot...as we mope around in the basement...this at home...HOME!...our 4th straight home loss...maybe the Trib ought to quit carrying the Pad's news in the sports section, but put the box score in the comics section...I digress...

FOX News did a tribute to Aretha, too...not sure who does the final edit, but they made one glaring mistake...in lieu of her picture, they used Patti LaBelle's...I can't make this stuff up...

Brandt Snedeker...not sure of his spelling...but...the dude shot a real life 59!...joining a group of 9 Pros who have done the feat...that's 11 under par...good lawdy...what a time to show off...right before the Ryder Cup team is chosen...one of the 4 add ons?...let's see, you have Tiger and 3 more...

OK, the Omarosa Tapes...the one released yesterday...had one of the Trump kid's wives...offering Omarosa about the same amount of cash she made IN THE WHITE HOUSE, to silence her...and occasionally do some talks on the good works of Donny...this can be traced to him?...or was the gal doing this all on her own?...right...

The wall is getting harder and harder to sit on...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Da Bottom

Not sure how one can sugar coat the true, 'demise of the Padres'...if you read the Trib, watch the local pixels, or hear the rant of the ownership themselves...you'd be thinking that the fact that there is promise on the horizon...that the franchise is loaded with blue chippers in the minor leagues...just ready to pop up in the bigs, with all there awesome abilities...ah ha...

Listen, they are in the minors...and we have witnessed a huge gap between that and the Major League...HUGE!...the term given for the youngins, PROSPECTS...to me, is a misnomer...and the club has brought a few up to play with the San Diego team...the results?...moderate success, at best...especially, the pitchers...the BACKBONE to winning in this 'National Pastime'...

Reality is that the San Diego Padres, along with the Miami Marlins, they are the WORST two teams in the National League...again...and again...'keep the faith', is kind of the motto...in 2021, 'we will have a competitive team'...what?...I want to be wrong on this...but since we have been here, 10 seasons +, the product has been dismal...and repetitive...

Other...

The Manafort trial begins deliberation today...just an odd court thing...the non witnesses for the defense...man, I even read where he could beat the rap...by not talking...I have no clue on these things...and will wait to see what the verdict may be...I do have a thinking, that it may be quick one...

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76...we saw her in concert in Santa Barbara last year...sad day...

And the President...has done it again...what powers he can thrust upon us...is to deny accessibility to security clearance...this time it is to the former HEAD OF THE CIA, John Brennan...who had the audacity to speak out against Donny...and Brennan fired back...'the notion that Trump's denial of Russian collusion is HOGWASH!'...

Continuing on...the word is that the CIC will fight the subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court...to not have to be interrogated by the Special Prosecutor Mueller...of course, why wouldn't you speak to the questioner, unless you have something to hide?...

The Omarosa issue for him, is taking a weird turn...his candor in question...if true, absolutely devastating to his re-election possibility...right?...

This...with no real remedy on the gun toting abilities of most anyone in the USA...schools are getting ready to recommence...highest on the list of things to prepare for...even higher than the odious state testing crap...is how to deal with an armed intruder into the building...imagine it...

Freedom of the Press...the continual denial of people, er journalists...to ask questions of Trump...as he bans them from meetings...there is a backlash of the editors of newspapers throughout the land...said to have over 350 of them writing editorials against HIS ACTIONS...just harder and harder to sit on that wall of his...

The best songs of Aretha?...'Respect', 'Chain of Fools', and my fav, 'Day Dreaming'...RIP...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Say What?

How ya'll doing this month?...the last one of the summer...egads, I didn't say that, did I?...sorry...but, for the MLB boys, it's the dawg days...it's the time that they have been together way toooo long...tempers flare up a bit and we have them donnybrooks...perfect example is the game last eve with them Bums and Giants...

Of course, LaLa's Puig was at the center of it...shoving and taking a poke at SF's catcher, Hundley...ah, a former Pad, amongst others...both of the boys got tossed...in the replay, shouldn't have gone that way...Puig was the aggressor and like many officiated brouhaha's...the easy way is taken, eliminate the two...too bad, as they were wrong...

Yesterdays' rant...about the Trump candor...like he hasn't had the most odious of all in the history of the Presidency...well, he Tweets a lot of it...Nixon would have given him a running for the 'title'...anyway, the Press Sec for Donny, Sarah Huckabee Sanders...had a very interesting comment to the People...that she couldn't guarantee that there isn't a tape out there that has Trump using the 'N' word...which means?...there must be...as I said yesterday, how low can he go?...not much...is there any way that this bloke can get re-elected?...I mean, c'mon...

Paris, France...is trying out a new commode thinger...urinals throughout...that are open air...what?...have you seen these?...let your free flag fly...

ESPN threw a gauntlet at us, for the ENTIRE day...Fantasy Football predictions, analysis, and helpful hints in our own process...then, they held a 4 hour on air draft...say what?...with 10 'sort of celebrities' as the pickers...the one thing I got out of it?...well, I didn't watch 4 putrid hours...that they picked running backs first...the wide receivers...THEN, the QB's...

I am ditching out on golf today to do them Del Mar Races...yessiree, Bob...my goal is to hit the Pick 5 for the 2nd time THIS SEASON...you heard me right...the Horse is UP big, big time...

OK, I finally have found the perfect recipe for the bone in pork chops...how old am I?...taken me this long...geez, cook 'em like a beef filet...with a terrific sauce of butter (duh), brown sugar, and minced garlic...how dumb am I?...well, 70 years dumb...so TENDER and juicy...the chops, that is...

Speaking of dumb...the Carrie Underwood Concert schedule was put out, coinciding with her announcement of being preggers, again...I have this 'in' that I can buy tix early...got some great seats in her gig here in San Diego...then realized the show is in 2019!...not next month...talk about planning ahead...by accident...let's see...let's say she is 2 months along...that means she will deliver in March...OK, that works for September...

Achtung! Achtung!...For all of you out there in the Horse World...who are turning or about to...the age of 70 1/2...you MUST start taking $ out of your IRA, 401's, Stocks, whatever...the government wants the TAX on it, finally...my money man, Jon, informed me of this, a couple of weeks ago...so, for all of my Hippie Friends, you gots to plan for this...wonder what would happen if I didn't?...

Paul Manafort Trial...the defense didn't call ONE witness...say what?...do these lawyers get paid?...for sitting there?...maybe their thoughts are, say nuttin'...they must think the prosecutors didn't prove their case, right?...

This little gem out of the Tennessean...the newspaper...that your, er OUR, health insurance rates may SOAR next year...thank you, Donny...

According to the Student Loan Hero, a website for getting cash for college...that the loan debt is the cause for one out of 8 marriages failing...

There is this pixel show that Marsh lurves...'90 Day Fiance'...where these love birds meet up from other countries to here from the USA...try to get into the US via this method...what % of these work?...has to be less than that aforementioned 1 of 8...say what?...

Haven't seen the entries for Del Mar yet....the key?...2 races with smaller numbers entered...

'And away they go'...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Total Embarrassment

Is there anything more EMBARRASSING than that of what is being talked about in and about the WHITE House...the exchange between Omarosa and the President...which she says...has TAPES to back up what she is divulging...about him...and his candor...there are strong accusations of using the N-word...ah ha...

The combustible environment within the inner circle of Trump, is beyond control or belief...the idea of 'here today and gone tomorrow' is certainly a day to day issue...witness the once employed therein, Omarosa...and the aftermath...yes, and more of his candor...

The last couple of days...his rants...after the uncovering of the audios and her BOOK...her 'tell all'...so how does he handle it?...name calling...WHAT?...our PRESIDENT of the USA?...the bombardment of name calling of her...'the low life'...'crazed'...'wacky'...'deranged'...and the topper?...'good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that DOG'...

How low can he go?...apparently as low as he wants...and that is the crux of the situation...listen, kids this is OUR President in action...he believes he can say and do WHATEVER he wants...

Hmmm, so the 'tapes' are now in question...could she 'legally' tape him?...some condemn her for it, those who are rabid supporters of Donny...well now, she is going to send them over to Prosecutor Mueller...and the wall is getting tougher to sit on...

Total embarrassment...for sure...as we read, watch, and ponder just what we have going on in the WHITE House

Other...

I guess I am on the controversial side today...the NCAA look into the Ohio St football program, run by HC Urban Meyer...did he or didn't he know of his assistant coach's stuff?...they are talking a couple of weeks to decide the fate...hey, whatever happened to the Arizona Hoops Coach, Sean Miller?...reminder the FBI had the audio of him funneling cash to the potential player...NOTHING!...'I see nothing, I hear nothing...'...Schulzy, from the infamous TV show of yesteryear, Hogans Heroes...look for a 2 game suspension, AT MOST, for Urban...

OK now, I am not only going to talk about the ever changing Padres, but some of the other teams in MLB that are in the hunt for the post season berths...we have brought back Wil Myers...and plugged him into 3B...and lo and behold, he had EIGHT assists in the first game at the position...wil done, but went miserably hitless...boo...the Bums and the Nat's, are having closer problems...as they are blowing games in the latter innings, that they should be winning...it's a loooong season, kids...

Golf...making the team...the Ryder Cup...one of the premier items of the golfers in the PGA forever...represent your country...one of the assistant captains, just may have played his way onto the team...and they will have to find another to take his place...Tiger...think?...not too sure about Lefty...he does have a fine record in the PAST...but...now?...I dunno...

Had some trouble getting to sleep...read some...more of that LBJ/McNamara book...McNamara was an integral part in getting us into that horrific war in Vietnam...and...then turned on the pixels and gandered at the talk shows....all 3 of 'em...the beat goes on...they were all about the same...but, not on par with the likes of Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and even, Merv Griffin...really...I would give them the equal sign to Jay Leno and Conan, which is still on somewhere...just an opinion...

Wooah...this singer gal, who overdosed...Demi Lovato...she was playing with fire...I mean FIRE...her opioid was laced with fentanyl...FENTANYL...which is now being used as in injection to KILL a person in Nebraska...she needs to count her lucky stars, that she is alive...and get cleaned up...

I leave you with this...my day of contentious items...the owner of your Dallas Cowboys...Jerry Jones...who absolutely insists that ALL of his players will stand during the playing of the anthem at HIS games...stood proudly at the last one, with HIS HAT still on...

And the earth keeps spinning...want a kick?...google 'total embarrassment' and see what pops up?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bodacious Golf

Morning, kids...a quickee, as I have a real early tee time...you know, beat the heat...sort of...anyhoo, how about the climax of the PGA?...terrific win by Brooks Koepka...as he and the final pair, Adam Scott, played marvelously...but...part of the day (maybe most) was devoted to the dude who played like yesteryear...

Tiger...wowed the crowds...made a major move up the leader board...got within one stroke...most of this done, while missing the fairways...one more glitch to fix in his comeback...ended up 2nd...now for you or moi, that would have to suffice...as it paid over a MILLION BUCKS!...

Gosh, it was fun to watch...my only wish was...to see Brooks and Tiger in the SAME pairing...

Where was Lefty?...I digress...

Oh yea, the Pads won the series with Philly...dang, figures the game we see live, they lose...

Gotta roll...have a miracle Monday...

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Reality Check

For some odd reason, I have been reading myself to nitesville...turn off the pixels, 'sleep' the computer, silence my iPhone...my latest?...is this book on the LBJ/McNamara trip thru the Vietnam War...might be a bit too technical...exact dates and all...I guess to prove to the reader, the authenticity...

Thus far...JFK had great reservations about Vietnam and it's leadership...and...before Kennedy was assassinated...the South Vietnam President was dethroned...that WE had a hand in the coup of the South Vietnam leader in '63...orchestrated by Henry Cabot Lodge...egads...what we didn't know...

After the deaths of both those leaders, LBJ took over the reins in the USA...and RADICALLY changed the direction that we were going in Vietnam...that Johnson, was a very insecure man...let me, say that again...INSECURE...needed 'yes men' to surround him...got rid of many of Kennedy's people, within 6 months...and filled his arsenal with 'his types'...and he felt that McNamara was the 'boss'...as we entered the worst era of time in my generation...

I'm bracing myself for more information that will leave me thoroughly disgusted...oh yea, the book is titled 'Dereliction of Duty' by H. R. McMaster...wonder if his keyboard is ready for act II?...ah, the Donny version...

Other...

We had date night over at the ball park...Omni Seats...now, we didn't know this until I talked to owner of them seats...you enter thru the Omni Hotel...which skips the 'common man's entry'...a private port, if you will, and we will...which you use coming and going...the seats are right behind home plate...terrific!...allow us to eat in the Omni Food area...all in all, an A-...the minus?...well, it is THE Padres...lost 5-1...boo...

How about the PGA!...Brooks Koepka has a 2 stroke lead going into the final round today...many blokes so close, ie Tiger...and Rickie...and Justin...Adam Scott has re-emerged onto the scene...where is Lefty?...still trying to stop his ball from going down the slope, I reckon...good viewings today, kids...

Your Prez...oh my...ticked that his former advisee, I guess...and former Celebrity Apprentice gal, Omarosa...has written a 'tell all' book, featuring Donny...got down and dirty when he decided to call her 'a low life'...such a sweet man...

Just a small wonder here...but think there is any chance in the world, that Donny will be in the White House today?...as there is a scheduled 'White Civil Rights' rally in DC...I think he said last year, at the event...there WERE protestors, duh!...'that there are good people on both sides'...

And this from the NY Post...the grooviest trend for the summer?...tie-dye...well, I have known this for years, I tell ya...

Time for the Trib and the millionth attempt at the super Suduko....which I have never figured out...

Now THAT'S a scary pix...

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How in the Heck, Did...

Hey, kids...just back from a round of what some may call golf...96* and it felt like 100*...had a good time, nonetheless...am now watching the PGA T in Saint Looey...Brooks Koepka is strolling around the park...Tiger, man, if he made ANY putts on the back he'd be in contention...10 straight pars...still at -8...where is Lefty?...ha ha...truth is NOBODY is making anything...have NOT a got a report from the grounds by son Cris, yet...

What the heck happened at SeaTac Airport?...a dude stole a plane?...couldn't really fly it...and ended up crashing and killing himself...thankfully, there were no passengers on board...how quickly the Air Force got in the air...and guided the plane...apparently away from the masses...impressive...did they shoot the dude down?...have not heard...

So many Q's...how could anyone have access to a plane?...so easily?...something is amiss...and needs immediate attention and correction...such a weird and woeful situation...

Somehow I missed the invite to Kiley's 21st birthday bash...cuz, I am so thick with the KFam...it looked like a can't miss thang, which I did...

The Pads won again...what?...this is not a misprint...and we are going to the festivities tonight at Petco...5:40 tee time...OMNI Club Tix...figure we will make it to the 5th...the norm...

Rep Chris Collins, the insider trader politician...says he will not run for re-election...duh...from prison?...

Around town, the UCSD Soccer Coach, for like 30 years...had to resign for disciplinary reasons...inappropriate use of money for after game functions...pizza...good lord...like I did that same thing...let's hope there is more to this...well, maybe not...this can't be the reason...

OK, then off to get ready for the beisbol game...have a nice night, kids...

Lanai

Lanai
September 2013