Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A little of this and a little of that

 The never ending trend of pro athletes infected with diva behavior has produced another potential super-team in the NBA.

Word has come across the wires that former NBA MVP James Harden has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a 4 team swap-a-palooza also involving Indiana and Cleveland. Harden had grown unhappy in Houston of late, and prior to the start of the season last month expressed a desire to be traded to Brooklyn, where he'd be reunited with former teammate Kevin Durant.

Maybe this is what brings Kyrie Irving out of his self-imposed hiatus for "personal reasons", although reports are the league is investigating a recent family party where Irving, against precautions regarding coronavirus, was photographed without a protective mask.

Right about now, ESPN bloviator Screamin' A. Cosell (Stephen A. Smith) is having a herd of cows, since he was opposed to Harden coming east.

Stay tuned.
Add Smith. ESPN suits love him so much, they're giving him his own show again, this time on ESPN+. Why would you want a streaming service just to listen to Smith doing nothing but blow out hot air? Only because his dream job's already taken. They have someone more talented as the voice of Goofy.
From the "What have you done for us lately?" file: Three years removed from winning a Super Bowl, Doug Pederson was dismissed as Philadelphia Eagles coach on Monday, 8 days after all but throwing the season finale against Washington. Sure, the Eagles played more like the Beagles this season, but all he did was raise the temperature for the territorial rivalry with the Giants for next season and beyond.
A week after the Legion of The Brainwashed descended upon Capitol Hill, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has doubled down on his insistence on objecting to the certification of incoming President Joe Biden, such that Hawley wrote an op-ed for a local newspaper in Missouri, where he noted that the Democrats had raised objections to the 2000, 2004, & 2016 elections.

The problem, Senator Jackass, is that their objections, save maybe for 2000, were minor and not worthy of media coverage. I've noted here before that former NY Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 election, and did so the night of the election.

"It's easy for guys like him to ignore facts, isn't it?"

It sure is, Mortimer. Hawley's whining in the press gets him a Dunce Cap.
History was made earlier today when President Donald Trump was impeached for the 2nd time in as many years, this time for inciting the Legion of The Brainwashed to riot last week, continuing to lie about the election, and tricking them into thinking he'd walk with them to the Capitol. He slipped away in a limo back to his hidey-hole in the White House, instead, but these goofs didn't realize that. Blinded by hatred, itself created by a self-serving demagogue, these geeks gave up their freedom. I'm reading that over 70 cases are on the books in the coming days.

Trial, however, may wait until after next week's inauguration. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell indicated he wants to wait 'til then, which might be a stall tactic to convince President Man-Child to finally man-up and accept the fact he had the smack laid down on him two months ago. Apparently Senator Pruneface wants to make sure Trump gets his post-term pension and Secret Service protection for him and his family. If Trump is forced out, and prohibited from ever running for office again, even dog catcher, he doesn't get any of those benefits. In other words, McConnell doesn't want to lose a wealthy friend like Trump.

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