Archive for April 30th, 2018

Fake Disgust

And on April 30, name the MLB division in which all five teams have a negative team run differential?

Really! Oh, brother!

What do folks think is going to happen at the White House Correspondents Dinner these days?

Commentary didn’t watch the dinner Saturday. I saw some tweets and read about it later.

Commentary didn’t know much about comedian Michelle Wolf. I do now and apparently, she did A-Okay at the dinner.

Those Donald Trump wannabees who walked out during the dinner were just faking disgust. They knew exactly what they were attending.

A journalist Commentary respects gave a nod to the White House Press Secretary for sitting through Wolf’s takes. Nope! Others said Wolf was out of line! Nope! The Press Secretary lies for lying vulgar Trump and she ridicules and attacks the media and calls their reporting fake. The Press Secretary promotes a racist and bigot and the Press Secretary knows this. Nope! She is fair game in Commentary’s book.

See this tweet:

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Rob Reiner‏Verified account @robreiner 11h11 hours ago

I attended the WHCD last night. Donald Trump has so poisoned the atmosphere by attacking the disabled, gold star parents, Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks, women, the press, the rule of law that a comedian who simply tells the truth is offensive? She’s joking. He’s not.

And this one:

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David Axelrod‏Verified account @davidaxelrod

Americans were treated to a profane, insult-laden, often inappropriate monologue last night. But enough about the @POTUS. How about the White House Correspondents Dinner?

And this one:

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Gene Glass‏ @Gene_G1960

You know what Michelle Wolf didn’t do?? Lie

Here is from the Daily Beast’s Erin Gloria Ryan:

The pearl-clutching over Michelle Wolf’s set at the WHCD this year, once again, exposed the gap between what the political press thinks they represent to America and what they really represent to America. Wolf’s set gave voice to the anger of people from outside of the beltway—people who pay attention to politics, but who aren’t in a symbiotic relationship with Trumpian chaos. All of the things she said last night, those people outside of the ballroom knew. The people in the ballroom think they are fooling people outside, the people like Wolf. They aren’t. They know exactly how those in the ballroom fucked up, and they’re pissed off.

Michelle Wolf is the sort of acid honesty that America needs right now. And if the group that fancies itself the guardians of the republic is so weak that they can’t handle a roast from a stand-up comedian, then we’re in even more trouble than I thought.

Here is the entire Ryan take: https://www.thedailybeast.com/michelle-wolfs-whcd-honesty-is-what-america-needs-right-now?ref=home.

Now some folks want the White House Correspondents Association to do a better job of vetting the future hosts because they can’t handle the skewering of DC folks handed out by comedians of late. Now that is the American way for sure. Get over it!

Nice job, Wolf. You did your job.

Come to H-Town, please! See this tweet:

NYT Politics‏Verified account @nytpolitics

Republican leaders and White House aides are trying to prepare President Trump for trouble in House and Senate races. But he is rejecting their grim prognoses and wants to start campaigning. https://nyti.ms/2JEWPsX

Please, please, please!

Throw me out, please.

Commentary wants a ‘Stros fan to make sure an opposing outfielder doesn’t snag a dinger from a ‘Stro. Kathryn and I saw this first first-hand at The Yard yesterday and discussed while they reviewed the replay. Check out from the Chron what happened at The Yard yesterday:

This all felt somewhat familiar to Joe Foster.

During his last Astros game, he sat in the left field bleachers, caught a home run and “got in trouble” for interfering with it.

Sunday, he sat in the front row of the right field seats, a lifelong Astros fan in a navy blue shirt with the team’s logo on its breast, catching the series finale against the A’s.

Suddenly, a ball came toward him.

With his team ahead 2-1, Astros catcher Max Stassi struck a tailing cutter to the opposite field in the fifth inning. Stephen Piscotty retreated to the warning track and camped under it, his back almost touching the right field wall. Piscotty raised his glove and, at the same time, Foster placed his bare hands above it.

The baseball landed in the fan’s grasp. He pumped his fist and Stassi continued to round the bases. Second-base umpire Dan Bellino emphatically ruled Stassi out on fan interference, a call upheld upon an Astros challenge.

“I kind of feel real bad about interfering with the game, that wasn’t my intentions,” Foster said. “You just kind of get caught up in the moment. It was right in front of me, I tried to catch it. Honestly, watching the replays, maybe the guy caught it, maybe he didn’t, but he had a glove and I didn’t so maybe he should have.”

Security guards quickly ushered Foster away. He gave high fives as he walked up the aisle. Fans booed the umpires’ decision.

“One of the last (games) I went to, I was in left field and got a homer that I got in trouble for apparently interfering,” Foster said. “I should probably either stop going to games or keep going to games, one of the two.”

“I tried to get away from left field because I got in trouble there. So I’m going to go sit in foul territory and stay out of trouble next time, definitely.”

If you ask Commentary, ‘Stros security had their heads up their own arses yesterday. Wrong move, ‘Stros! The fan should have been ushered up to the Insperity Seats and given free grub and drinks for the rest of the game. If the ball had been like six inches further, you want him to make sure the opposing outfielder doesn’t rob us of a dinger. Wrong move, ‘Stros! What are you guys thinking?

Late news: They let the fan back to his seat. Hope he got some Insperity grub.

The AL Central has Cleveland at 14- 12 with a -3 run differential, the Tigers 11-15 and -3, the Twins 9-14 and -35, White Sox 8-18 and -42, and the Royals 7-20 and -61 of course.

The ‘Stros at 19-10 lead MLB with a +66 RD.

By the way, the Yankees are in town for four.


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