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Angel? has your center folded? 371

take your time mike. they need you for the detroit series.

Nolasco v Graveman
Meyer (who?) v Cotton (on the MLB app, he gets his forst letter called out, yet Mr. Meyer does not.)
Chavez v Triggs

walk offs are fine, but we came to bury angels.

371 thoughts on “Angel? has your center folded?

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 6:52 pm

    Enough already with the Angels

  2. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:04 pm

    when I turn on mlb.tv, I always get the non a’s feed, regardless of home or away status

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 7:06 pm || Up

      That’s weird. I’m pretty sure I always get the home feed.

      • dmoas May 8,2017 7:22 pm || Up

        Hmm… I always get the feed where the A’s suck ass.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:25 pm || Up

        i am watching from london

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  3. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:09 pm

    and that’s the way the season begins, continues and ends

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. ptbnl May 8,2017 7:11 pm

    Friends, Oaklanders, countryFKers,
    We come to bury Angels, not to praise them.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 7:14 pm

    Come on, man

  6. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:17 pm

    that’s a swing.

    also, get rid of the only 2 bases on an automatic double

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:18 pm

    i likded unstoppable gravemen better

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:28 pm

    audio difficulty was a good thing, glen

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. lenscrafters May 8,2017 7:28 pm

    4 pitch walk to Chad Pennington?

    • ptbnl May 8,2017 7:29 pm || Up

      Never a good sign.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl May 8,2017 7:30 pm || Up

      … though it does set up the triple play.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  10. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:35 pm

    giants lost again. walk off in new york

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:41 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 7:43 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:26 pm || Up

      no no no no no no no

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2017 11:12 pm || Up

        Yeah it’s over, we’ll be seeing it on run-scoring groundouts soon.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:04 pm

    is steve bannon behind angela?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:11 pm

    so…its 3-1 on davis why is he waking away?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 8:20 pm

    Another ho-hum sweep for the Warriors. They probably get another week off.

  16. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:22 pm

    i really dislike calhoun.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. andeux andeux May 8,2017 8:25 pm

    Plouffe HR. Moules frites for everyone.

    TINSTAAFK
  18. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:26 pm

    nice swing trev

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  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2017 8:26 pm

    Shine on, Plouffe!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:27 pm

    that was a nice catch

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. andeux andeux May 8,2017 8:34 pm

    Are there people who enjoy the broadcast more when they spend half an inning talking to some fan in the middle of a tie game?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:41 pm || Up

      i am convinced the A’s marketing/media jobs are all filled by the first listing the HR person saw on monster.com

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 8:44 pm || Up

      alanso hasn’t homered in a while

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 9:01 pm || Up

      is a triple too much to ask?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 9:07 pm || Up

      is there such a thing as a sub dr. k?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 9:09 pm || Up

      this could be an exciting game, but glen is terrible.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:15 pm

    Do the A’s play the Angels weekly?

    But seriously, folks...
  23. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:22 pm

    I’m amazed how small some of these crowds are. So, the idea is a new stadium will fix this? Why after the first season or so will it matter?

    But seriously, folks...
    • lenscrafters May 8,2017 9:25 pm || Up

      Presumably the on field product will be worth coming out for too.

      • Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:27 pm || Up

        I think that’s the key.

        But seriously, folks...
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2017 11:17 pm || Up

          A new park would presumably guarantee a min 20K for the first few years, and usually more. The “base layer” of season and suite tix has, lasted a fair little while in every new park.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 9:27 pm

    jario still doesn’t have a new gglove?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. lenscrafters May 8,2017 9:35 pm

    Oh fuck you blue.

  26. dmoas May 8,2017 9:39 pm

    Wow Glen. You REALLY suck at your job.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2017 9:43 pm || Up

      ken got excited

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • dmoas May 8,2017 9:57 pm || Up

        The way Glen does it, I get the feeling he’s looking to add it to his reel before it happens.

  27. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:39 pm

    Oooooooo….nope.

    But seriously, folks...
  28. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:52 pm

    I’m surprised Andrew Bailey is still in baseball. I am not surprised he’s on the DL.

    But seriously, folks...
  29. lenscrafters May 8,2017 9:54 pm

    At this point, I’m cool with any one of you FKers suiting up for the A’s in center field.

    • Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:56 pm || Up

      The little bearded fella they have out there right now doesn’t fill me with much confidence.

      But seriously, folks...
  30. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:54 pm

    I have to get up in less than 7 hours and yet I’m still watching this game…I’m starting to question my judgement.

    But seriously, folks...
  31. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:58 pm

    I’ve seen better bunts.

    But seriously, folks...
  32. Bed Bed May 8,2017 9:59 pm

    If Bud Norris is a closer then maybe closers should stop being a thing.

    But seriously, folks...
  33. andeux andeux May 8,2017 10:02 pm

    Catch the fking ball.

    TINSTAAFK
  34. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:02 pm

    Good grief…this team really sucks defensively.

    But seriously, folks...
  35. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:05 pm

    Cliff Pennington does Cliff Pennington sort of things.

    But seriously, folks...
  36. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:09 pm

    The Angels roster is filled with either players I’ve never heard of or players I’m surprised are still playing.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 10:22 pm || Up

      They have the best player in baseball history, a decomposing Pujols, and a bunch of meh.

  37. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:14 pm

    Oh my…the boys are on a streak.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 10:27 pm || Up

      It’s nice to see them jumping around and enjoying each other’s company.

      • Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:29 pm || Up

        They seem almost as excited as we here on Free Kraut are about all these walk offs.

        But seriously, folks...
  38. lenscrafters May 8,2017 10:15 pm

    Call up Barreto now and make this really interesting.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 10:24 pm || Up

      He didn’t strike out tonight. It’s time.

  39. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:18 pm

    Drama and bad defense: Your 2017 Oakland Athletics.

    But seriously, folks...
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2017 10:29 pm

    • ptbnl May 8,2017 10:50 pm || Up

      Remember when there were 3 centerfielders in the outfield … good times.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  41. Bed Bed May 8,2017 10:35 pm

    Goodnight Jennifer.

    But seriously, folks...
  42. Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:51 am

    i didn’t want to say it last night, but it was nice not having to navigate trout in extra innings.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl May 9,2017 7:53 am || Up

      And to see the Gnats take sole possession of the worst record in the majors.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 11:27 am || Up

      It’s like facing the Cavs without LeBron something. It’s unnatural for one guy to have as much influence on a baseball game as he does.

  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2017 8:01 am

    Last night Dave Kaval walked through our section in the 5th or 6th inning and got a rousing ovation.

    Then he sat down and chatted for the next few innings with a guy who might have been John Fisher.

    Also in our section last night, from out of nowhere security descended on a to-all-appearances innocuous middle aged couple (not me) and booted them out of the ballpark. As they were leaving one security guy who had binoculars pointed to one of the couple and security took away a flask he had. So, word to the wise, beware the eye in the sky.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 9:58 am
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:13 pm || Up

      I hope all those actors get evicted

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 10:35 am

    The Fangraphs playoff odds graph for the AL West paints a pretty grim picture outside of Houston.

    • ptbnl May 9,2017 11:12 am || Up

      The NL West is pretty funny though.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 11:24 am || Up

        I like how it doesn’t even bother to label the San Diego line.

      • doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 2:30 pm || Up

        I’m curious (yellow) why their model believes the Gnats will play .512 ball the rest of the season.

        On a related note, FtGs.

        • andeux andeux May 9,2017 4:28 pm || Up

          It seems like they are weighting their prior pretty highly compared to actual results so far. Other examples are Cubs, Red Sox, and Dodgers all still pretty heavily favored to win their divisions even though they are not leading now.

          TINSTAAFK
          • doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 6:10 pm || Up

            My non-analytic predictions for division-winning
            Cubs – eventually win the division
            Dodgers – maybe, likely WC if not,
            Red Sux – probably not, but likely WC
            Gnats – who are they kidding? That team sucks so hard it could pull the chrome off a bumper.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 12:49 pm
    • andeux andeux May 9,2017 12:56 pm || Up

      Do people still use graphing calculators?

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2017 1:53 pm || Up

        As of last year all BHS freshmen were required to have graphing calculators, much to the delight of the local purveyors of office/school supplies

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV May 9,2017 2:04 pm || Up

          so you can do math in a no-texting zone.

          or, so you can only text old-school: 5318008.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • ptbnl May 9,2017 1:18 pm || Up

      But no butthole?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2017 1:54 pm || Up

        I know! They didn’t even list the classic underwear/sock drawer spot either.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 2:19 pm || Up

        These days the teddy bears keister your stash for you.

  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 2:35 pm

    Whoa, a certified letter?! I guess we’re done here.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:15 pm || Up

      this dude is exactly like my clients

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 7:26 pm || Up

        He’d be sitting there elbowing you to object more.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 6:46 pm || Up

          speaking of client moves, the quote in the letter about being informed 3 times that he was not a target is also EXACTLY what my clients tell me the cops told them.

          yeah, dummy, they are lying to you. they can do that.

          anyway, here is a long wapo piece, well sourced.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 6:51 pm || Up

            “Comey kept telling me that he really liked me and wanted to help me out but that his partner is a real hard ass!”

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 8:25 pm || Up

            Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey and that the president acted only on his recommendation, said the person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 10:35 am || Up

        Ever heard this one Ed?

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 10:56 am || Up

          not in those words

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2017 2:01 pm || Up

            If Shrimp Boy had revived the same treatment, dozens of local area pols would be sleeping much easier.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas May 11,2017 11:47 am || Up

          Wait. He actually said that?

    • ptbnl May 10,2017 11:30 pm || Up

      It’s the Kendall Jenner Pepsi Can of political maneuvers.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 2:44 pm

    Oh boy.

    • ptbnl May 9,2017 2:47 pm || Up

      Lots of good reasons to fire him.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 2:51 pm || Up

        And just as many bad ones.

        • ptbnl May 9,2017 2:57 pm || Up

          And I think we know which set informed the decision.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 3:32 pm || Up

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 2:54 pm || Up

        omg

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2017 4:32 pm || Up

          If only Robert Bork were available…

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:06 pm || Up

          Trumperdumper’s signature looks like someone stabbing the paper with a pen. So, Comey screwed Clinton and then Trump screwed Comey…gotta love politics sometimes.

          But seriously, folks...
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 9,2017 8:49 pm || Up

      I mean, he hears the watergate comps and says #holdmybeer

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:46 am || Up

      What actor does Rod Rosenstein look exactly like? I can’t place it.

      • AV AV May 10,2017 11:03 am || Up

        bob balaban could play him. not sure about exactly.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 11:23 am || Up

          Balaban is a good shout. That may be who I’m thinking of.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2017 11:44 am || Up

            Looks to me like the slimy tobacco spokesman played by Martin Short on SNL way back when.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • andeux andeux May 10,2017 11:51 am || Up

              Nathan Thurm! (“I’m not being defensive … you’re the one that’s being defensive.”)

              TINSTAAFK
              • AV AV May 10,2017 11:56 am || Up

                love that bit.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 11:44 am || Up
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 11:14 am || Up

        also, the post piece they identify him as “Rod J. Rosenstein”

        that middle initial is glaring. I identify myself on all papers and on the record as “Ed” because being a lawyer is pretentious enough, I don’t need “Edward.” But I don’t begrudge people for being formal. That said, using a nickname AND your middle initial is the sign of a nutjob.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux May 10,2017 11:17 am || Up

          It appears that is his full name. (And the J. stands for Jay!)

          TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas May 10,2017 11:41 am || Up

        Arliss Howard?

  49. ptbnl May 9,2017 4:36 pm

    The Mets were 3/4 of the way to the team cycle in order in consecutive at-bats in the first – single, double, triple, … pop-out.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 4:55 pm || Up

      That Samardzija contract is looking solid.

      • doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 5:47 pm || Up

        LOL – $19.8M per year through 2020.

      • doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 6:12 pm || Up

        I can hear Krukow already: “He pitched great after the 1st inning!” “Victim of no run support!” “He gave the team 7 innings to rest the ‘pen!”

      • nevermoor nevermoor May 9,2017 8:50 pm || Up

        Yeah, but he just costs them money. Heavy sigh.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  50. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:20 pm

    Rajai going all Rickey on us.

    But seriously, folks...
  51. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:23 pm

    Alonso is locked in right now.

    But seriously, folks...
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 7:23 pm

    Very nice

  53. Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:25 pm

    i am a fan

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:27 pm

    I’m down with strep throat so all spooning requests will be denied at this time.

    But seriously, folks...
  55. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:40 pm

    This is like batting practice.

    But seriously, folks...
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 7:40 pm

    Damn it

  57. Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:41 pm

    i am not a fan

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:44 pm

    So is Ed the next FBI Director?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      i was never in a frat

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:54 pm || Up

        Yep…you’re out. They’ll just assume you were a communist in college. You had to be doing keggers with Paul Ryan to be in this government.

        But seriously, folks...
      • dmoas May 10,2017 8:14 am || Up

        Not Nazi Enough.

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 7:45 pm

    This Spurs-Rockets game is very good.

  60. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:50 pm

    The little bearded fella has been DFA’d.

    But seriously, folks...
  61. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:52 pm

    It’s a little disheartening to read people who were calling for Comey to be fired are now pissed he has been and vice versa…our politics are so tribal now…there is no critical thinking.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 7:56 pm || Up

      Go one layer below the surface and that view evaporates. It’s possible to think Comey screwed up badly on the email stuff but that firing him now in the middle of an investigation of Team Trump smacks of obstruction of justice.

      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:01 pm || Up

        I understand your point but nothing I’ve read so far as been that nuanced.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 8:05 pm || Up

          i dislike the obvious partisan “he is a hack” [month later] “HERO” [month later] “hack”

          but you know, he was/is a turd, so I am not losing sleep

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV May 9,2017 8:01 pm || Up

      I mean, it’s perfectly valid to believe he should have been fired for the Hillary BS right before the election, and it’s just as valid to believe that him being fired NOW, the day that grand juries subpoena Flynn associates, when Russia’s top diplomat is meeting with Trump in the WH tomorrow, and Comey is scheduled to testify in both open and closed sessions on Thursday is maybe just a LITTLE bit weird.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 8:12 pm || Up

        i was in court all afternoon and I am looking forward to reading the juicy details

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:14 pm || Up

          It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the juicy details that have been coming our way the last few months. It feels like Trumpiepumpie has been President for about 6 years at this point.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 8:16 pm || Up

            It’s like watching the Nixon presidency on 4x fast forward.

            • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:17 pm || Up

              You nailed it. Trump is as evil as Nixon but he’s the stupid, impatient version so everything is happening faster.

              But seriously, folks...
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:20 am || Up

                Speaking of.

                At the rate this thing is accelerating the Frost-Trump interviews will be in a couple of weeks.

                • ptbnl May 10,2017 10:29 am || Up

                  Sub Dmitry Kiselev for Frost.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:31 am || Up

                  I was thinking Piers Morgan.

                • ptbnl May 10,2017 10:44 am || Up

                  Ugh … though I guess Morgan:Frost::Trump:Nixon is fair.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 11:01 am || Up

                  Every generation gets the Frost and the Nixon it deserves.

            • ptbnl May 12,2017 7:03 am || Up

              16x

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • andeux andeux May 12,2017 8:21 am || Up

                Nothing suspicious about accusing someone of lying before they have said anything at all.

                TINSTAAFK
                • dmoas May 12,2017 9:41 am || Up

                  He didn’t accuse him of lying. He excused Comey of having proof that incriminates him. That’s even more dubiously stupid.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 8:17 pm || Up

        Fact that the firing was such a rush job too, with Comey finding out from TV while speaking to agents in a field office in LA. It just couldn’t be sketchier.

        • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:19 pm || Up

          I read that Comey thought it was a joke at first. Everything with this administration feels like it is done on the fly.

          But seriously, folks...
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 8:23 pm || Up

        Mike Huckabee’s dim bulb daughter is definitely the one to stop the bleeding here.

      • ptbnl May 10,2017 9:29 am || Up
        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • dmoas May 10,2017 10:04 am || Up

          Never question the timing of Derr Fuhrer actions, ptbnl.

          • ptbnl May 10,2017 10:09 am || Up

            And the DOJ has already denied it and walked back their denial.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 11:03 am || Up
          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:18 am || Up

        Not only did he meet with Lavrov/Kislyak today, the American press was barred from the oval while the Russian state media was allowed in for a photo op. When the American press was let in later they found Trump sitting with….wait for it….Henry Kissinger!!

        • MikeV MikeV May 10,2017 10:21 am || Up

          What in the actual fuck

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:33 am || Up

            Meeting with the very person whose secret convos with the former national security advisor are at the heart of the investigation the day after you fire the lead investigator is something.

            • ptbnl May 10,2017 11:09 am || Up

              So are they unaware or unconcerned about the optics?

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 11:19 am || Up

                On this one I will guess that they already had the meeting set up, and then Trump/Sessions impetuously fired Comey without telling most of the WH staff, and then as they were scrambling they thought “what’s tomorrow…fuuuuuuuck” but it was too late to reschedule.

                Trump himself, on the other hand, thinks he can and should get away with anything and still wants to be besties with Putin above all.

                • ptbnl May 10,2017 1:21 pm || Up

                  But then to include Kislyak too but hide that fact from everyone but TASS …

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 8:05 pm || Up

                  Well….

                  The administration official also said the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer. Russian officials had described the individual as Lavrov’s official photographer without disclosing that he also worked for Tass.

                  “We were not informed by the Russians that their official photographer was dual-hatted and would be releasing the photographs on the state news agency,” the administration official said.

                  As a result, White House officials said they were surprised to see photos posted online showing Trump not only with Lavrov but also smiling and shaking hands with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

                • andeux andeux May 10,2017 8:12 pm || Up

                  We have to keep entire nationalities out of the country “until we can figure out what’s going on,” but let Russian guys with cameras into the Oval Office without knowing who the hell they are?

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 12:31 pm || Up

                  Amazing.

                • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 3:48 pm || Up

                  this is satire, yeah?

                  they can’t be this brazenly stupid, yeah?

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • dmoas May 11,2017 4:22 pm || Up

                  Oh yes, dear Ed, they most certainly can be.

                • dmoas May 11,2017 4:23 pm || Up

                  He raised Ukraine. Interesting. I didn’t know it sunk.

                • ptbnl May 10,2017 7:08 pm || Up

                  And of course the real reason is the obvious one … he was meeting because Putin told asked him to.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 11:28 am || Up

                concerns?

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux May 10,2017 10:21 am || Up

          It’s like Watergate fanfic.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:26 am || Up

            Written by this guy.

        • Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:34 pm || Up

          I guess Hell still isn’t ready to take Kissinger from us…what a piece of shit.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 4:39 pm || Up

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2017 9:27 am || Up

              If you kill it they will come.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas May 10,2017 8:20 am || Up

      I’m not the least bit upset about his firing. But A) That should have happened back in January and B) Given his vocal support for Comey, 45’s reasons for disingenuous and make it clear it’s about Comey’s willingness to investigate he and his people. This is all about 45 and his collusion with Russia and *THAT* pisses me off. Especially when combined with the GOP’s complete unwillingness to give even the appearance of a truly independent investigation. Monday’s hearings basically proved that.

  62. Bed Bed May 9,2017 7:55 pm

    I think the main thing I dislike about modern baseball is all the strike outs. Everyone has become Rob Deer.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 8:03 pm || Up

      thank god they are not dave kingman

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:05 pm || Up

        Less rats in boxes this way.

        But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 9,2017 8:13 pm || Up

      28 batters thru 3 innings, 19 Three True Outcomes (11K, 4 BB, 4 HR).

  63. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:04 pm

    Mulder isn’t half bad. He speaks clearly and only seems to talk when has something to say.

    But seriously, folks...
  64. Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2017 8:12 pm

    pressure is on the pitcher ryon

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  65. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:16 pm

    I’m a little surprised that wasn’t caught.

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux May 9,2017 8:19 pm || Up

      I’m not.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:21 pm || Up

        I guess I need to stop being surprised by the lack of defensive prowess from this club.

        But seriously, folks...
  66. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:24 pm

    I don’t care how many guys Cotton has stuck out…he just got beat by Cliff Pennington.

    But seriously, folks...
  67. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:25 pm

    Why the fuck would you bunt there? The pitcher isn’t getting people out so why give him one?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2017 8:25 pm || Up

      Because Scioscia

      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:28 pm || Up

        I think head coaches/managers matter in football and maybe in practice for basketball. In baseball they just seem to get in the way.

        But seriously, folks...
  68. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:29 pm

    Cotton may have given up 7 runs but it’s okay because he’s striking out people and whatnot.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 9,2017 8:48 pm || Up

      You and I both want to stick with the young guys this year, and part of it is letting him go out and pitch to the middle of the lineup for a third time on a night when it isn’t going well.

      • doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 9:00 pm || Up

        Sometimes, men just have to die.

      • Bed Bed May 9,2017 9:04 pm || Up

        My comment really isn’t about Cotton I was just complaining about the fetishistic focus on the strike outs by Kuiper.

        But seriously, folks...
  69. mother pucker May 9,2017 8:30 pm

    If someone wants to plunk that prick Escobar, the remainder of this game feels like an apt time to do so.

  70. Bed Bed May 9,2017 8:30 pm

    When Bruce Maxwell came to their school the students all stood up and shouted in unison…Who?

    But seriously, folks...
  71. doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 9:01 pm

    Kuiper and Mulder lol-ing at the Gnats is making this game (kinda) worth it.

    That and Yonder.

  72. Bed Bed May 9,2017 9:02 pm

    Yonder Alonso has become Babe Ruth.

    But seriously, folks...
  73. andeux andeux May 9,2017 9:02 pm

    I don’t care that he’s a 30-year-old pending free agent on a bad team, I’m just gonna enjoy Yonder’s out-of-nowhere awesomeness.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed May 9,2017 9:06 pm || Up

      He’s playing some really great baseball. Good for him.

      But seriously, folks...
  74. mother pucker May 9,2017 9:06 pm

    If Alonso and Davis stayed on pace to hit a combined 110 home runs and the A’s still finished with a run differential in the -50s, that’d be one of the more impressive accomplishments of the Beane era.

  75. Bed Bed May 9,2017 9:14 pm

    And down goes Escobar!

    But seriously, folks...
  76. doctorK doctorK May 9,2017 10:13 pm

    FK you, Rosie

  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 10:51 am

    • Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:35 pm || Up

      Mine would be stupid.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:40 pm || Up

        This reply was meant for the Trump thing…not Rickey.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 6:01 pm || Up

          i don’t believe your bucket list would be stupid

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:40 pm || Up

            If I had a bucket list I’d like to think it would be really stupid.

            But seriously, folks...
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 11:25 am

  79. Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:36 pm

    Yes, I’m listening to Toad the Wet Sprocket…and no, there isn’t anything you can do about it.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 4:39 pm || Up

      Awful band, awful name

      • Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:36 pm || Up

        How dare you.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 6:43 pm || Up

          Maybe the band was fine. The name was not.

          • Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:45 pm || Up

            Oh, it’s a really stupid name. I like the band but to be fair I also love Coldplay so my taste may be in doubt.

            But seriously, folks...
          • andeux andeux May 10,2017 6:48 pm || Up

            Aren’t they the ones who took it from a fake band name in a Monty Python skit?

            TINSTAAFK
  80. Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:38 pm

    So, NCIS: New Orleans is actually a real show? I thought it was joke.

    But seriously, folks...
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2017 2:45 pm || Up

      Yeah. NCIS Pennsyltucky is the only geographic region left to joke about.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • dmoas May 11,2017 4:23 pm || Up

        At least it’s near a body of water. They could do NCIS: Kansas.

  81. Bed Bed May 10,2017 12:40 pm

    Strep throat sucks but it does allow me some daytime baseball.

    But seriously, folks...
    • AV AV May 10,2017 1:12 pm || Up

      please let strep throat be the code name of the informant who definitively ties trump to putin. please let strep throat be the code name of the informant who definitively ties trump to putin.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  82. andeux andeux May 10,2017 1:40 pm

    Tommy Milone had an RBI single for the Mets against Matt Cain.
    In other news, Tommy Milone is on the Mets.
    Familia blew the lead in the 9th though.

    TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl May 10,2017 1:44 pm || Up

      Law did his best to cough the lead back up in the bottom of the 9th, but came up just short.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  83. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2017 2:04 pm

    Today I learned that Teddy Roosevelt’s AG was named Philander Knox, which A. Sounds like a Dickens character, and B. Really should have been the name of a Bill Clinton appointee.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 6:04 pm || Up

      FDR tried to put his son, Philander Knox II, on the supreme court in the court packing scheme

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. ptbnl May 10,2017 2:58 pm

    Whose turn to blow the save today?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2017 3:52 pm || Up

        Dang, I was hoping it’d be K-Rod again.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl May 10,2017 3:33 pm || Up

      Simmons saves Casilla from himself.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  85. ptbnl May 10,2017 3:11 pm

    Khris Davis with a chance at the Golden Sombrero (if Petit ever throws anything close to the strike zone).

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  86. ptbnl May 10,2017 3:16 pm

    Bases loaded, one out … must be time to pinch-hit with Plouffe!

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  87. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 3:39 pm

    Cool. That’s one article of impeachment that writes itself.

  88. ptbnl May 10,2017 3:46 pm

    05.10.17

    Notification: Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Former National Security Advisor Flynn for Documents Regarding Russia Probe

    WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced that Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today issued a subpoena for former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Committee first requested these documents in an April 28, 2017 letter to Lieutenant General Flynn, but he declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee’s request.

    First senate subpoena since the 9/11 inquiry.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 3:55 pm || Up

      First Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena anyway. I imagine other committees have issued them.

    • andeux andeux May 10,2017 7:52 pm || Up


      Any smoking gun is going to come from the financial stuff.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 8:15 pm || Up

        i cannot keep up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 8:17 pm || Up

        Did they not hear about the **certified** letter?!

        • andeux andeux May 10,2017 8:19 pm || Up

          But is it bona fide?

          TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV May 10,2017 8:36 pm || Up

          prolly sent it postage due.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  89. andeux andeux May 10,2017 3:54 pm

    Anonymously sourced ballpark news!

    The Oakland A’s are now focusing on two sites in the city for a new ballpark: Laney College near Lake Merritt and Howard Terminal on the waterfront next to Jack London Square, according to four knowledgeable sources. Two of those sources say the Laney College property has edged into the lead as the team’s preferred spot. The A’s now view the Oakland Coliseum site as a distant-third choice.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 4:00 pm || Up

      The Laney college spot jammed in right next to the Nimitz doesn’t strike me as all that appealing on first blush.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2017 4:26 pm || Up

        For traffic or aesthetic reasons? The design would presumably shield views of the freeway from within the park. Traffic-wise it could suck, that stretch of 880 is always bad during commute hours these days. But all the other JLS vicinity sites would have the same issue, and the Laney site is the most BART-proximate.

        I’ve always liked the Laney site, especially since the ongoing work on the tidal estuary connection to Lake Merritt has improved it so much.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 4:32 pm || Up

          Aesthetic, mostly, and it just seems like kind of a tight fit. But I don’t honestly know that particular spot all that well.

          • dmoas May 10,2017 4:53 pm || Up

            HT would be awful. Further from BART than current, no good ingress/egress, no parking. Sure they can fix some of that, but it leads right into the Maze. I suspect Laney has similar issues, but at least it’s further enough away from the Maze to not cause as many issues.

    • andeux andeux May 10,2017 4:12 pm || Up

      Oh, and apparently Schaaf said something similar a few days ago.

      TINSTAAFK
  90. Soaker Soaker May 10,2017 5:48 pm

    On the radio broadcast Ken mentioned that the new CBA provides for up to three 10-day extensions to a minor league rehab assignment. Apparently the player has to agree to each extension. It came up in the context of discussing Bassitt’s appearance for Nashville last night. Bassitt was first sent on a rehab assignment to Stockton on April 29, so theoretically he could stay in the minors until nearly the end of June without the need for using an option.

    I like to have the current CBA on my reference shelf to look up details like this but as mentioned a week or so ago the new one still has not been posted publicly. It should appear on this page, eventually.

  91. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 6:13 pm

    Sure sounds like he has a concussion.

    Oh, and

  92. Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:36 pm

    The internet is telling me that The Rock wants to be our next President…well, the one after President Mike Pence is defeated in 2020. I’m starting to think that Mike Judge movie Idiocracy was less a satire and more a vision of our future.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2017 6:47 pm || Up

      America might elect a serially bankrupt racist moron grifter groper reality show host president, but we still have some pride. A guy who went to “The U” is a bridge too far.

      • Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:53 pm || Up

        I like to think of him more as the guy who starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

        But seriously, folks...
    • MikeV MikeV May 10,2017 10:58 pm || Up

      It was a documentary.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

  93. Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:38 pm

    And the person most likely to randomly post in a three year old lounge is still AV.

    But seriously, folks...
    • AV AV May 10,2017 8:03 pm || Up

      [sets timer to comment on this]

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  94. Bed Bed May 10,2017 6:48 pm

    Ed, quick legal question. Are Honey Nut Cheerios an essential part of a healthy breakfast?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 7:22 pm || Up

      yes. but the guy who decided to ta “sugar” out of the name of “Sugar smacks” is doing 8 years at soledad for crimes against humanity

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:23 pm || Up

        That seems like a fair and prudent use of the criminal justice system.

        But seriously, folks...
  95. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:01 pm

    The Next Five Presidents…

    Mike Pence (Soon) He spends most of his time praying, and watching gay porn, and then praying some more.

    The Rock (2021-2025) He bodyslams Chuck Schumer through a chair in the Oval Office

    Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood (2025-2033) He wins the Noble Peace Prize and multiple Emmys

    Hillary Clinton (2033-2033) She wins and is immediately impeached and then removed by the Senate.

    Lord Xenu (2033-The end of time) It turns out the Scientologists were right all along.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 7:27 pm || Up

      a woman in 2033? I dont think so. too soon

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:28 pm || Up

        Fair point.

        But seriously, folks...
      • dmoas May 10,2017 8:48 pm || Up

        No, it works. She doesn’t even get a day in office. It’s sort of like “We’ll vote for a woman… sike!!!”

  96. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:27 pm

    Bill Clinton and James Patterson are writing a book together. This makes sense to me. James Patterson is the worst popular fiction writer I’ve ever read an entire book from and Bill Clinton wrote the worst Presidential autobiography I’ve ever read…in fact I never stopped reading it because it just kept going and going…

    But seriously, folks...
  97. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:29 pm

    Speaking of Bill Clinton…I had a vegan brat for dinner tonight…I want to die.

    But seriously, folks...
  98. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:30 pm

    I kind of like the idea that the A’s should find a way to make the Raiders share the new stadium in Las Vegas but this time the Raiders get the smaller locker rooms.

    But seriously, folks...
  99. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:35 pm

    You ever sit down in your favorite chair, have your manservant bring you a gin and tonic, and think about what Ben Grieve is up to these days?

    But seriously, folks...
  100. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:37 pm

    Just remember you can follow me on twitter @Oprah.

    But seriously, folks...
  101. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:38 pm

    I’m all caught up on Game of Thrones…the last season took an odd turn as now the characters spend most of their time fighting fires in Chicago.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:41 pm || Up

      Speaking of Chicago firefighters…HBO needs to bring back Arli$$. Robert Wuhl is tanned, rested, and ready.

      But seriously, folks...
  102. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:43 pm

    I have high hopes for my Gray Davis/Jerry Brown fanfic series…Two Shades of Gray and Brown.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2017 7:54 pm || Up

      huh. the past 3 democratic governors have had color names…4?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  103. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:44 pm

    For those of you keeping score at home my new 74 part series breaking down all of Toad the Wet Sprocket’s B-Sides will begin early next week.

    But seriously, folks...
  104. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:47 pm

    Never bring a trombone to a gun fight…I mean, I’m not sure why you would as a trombone is not a particularly effective weapon but I just thought I should point it out just in case you found yourself in a gunfight and your first instinct was…hey, I could really use a trombone here.

    But seriously, folks...
    • MikeV MikeV May 10,2017 11:00 pm || Up

      That one I read in Hedberg’s voice. Well done.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

    • ptbnl May 10,2017 11:23 pm || Up

      What if you’re in a gunfight with a trombonophobe in a bullet-proof vest?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux May 11,2017 10:55 am || Up

      What if you bend the trombone into one of those curved tubes to deflect the bullets back at the person shooting at you like in the cartoons.

      TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas May 11,2017 11:49 am || Up

      What if you’re in a very small room with someone who’s extremely sensitive to sound? Or just use it like a baseball bat over their head?

  105. Bed Bed May 10,2017 7:48 pm

    And the Bed rests…

    But seriously, folks...
  106. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 10:58 am

  107. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 12:24 pm

    How is this not an explicit admission of obstruction of justice?

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 3:51 pm || Up

      JFC! this is worse than the last thing you posted! I am not hitting z again, there is a monster at the end of this thread

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV May 11,2017 4:32 pm || Up

        i haven’t laughed this hard in a while.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 12,2017 9:48 am || Up

      Imma just leave this here.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  108. ptbnl May 11,2017 12:30 pm

    FK United.

    That is all.

    (Different one this time).

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker May 11,2017 2:29 pm || Up

      I bet you’re thrilled to death about this proposal to ban laptops on all flights from Europe to the US.

      • ptbnl May 11,2017 2:31 pm || Up

        Yeah, especially since I mostly just take carry-on.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 1:43 pm || Up

      FK Chelsea too

  109. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 2:14 pm
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor May 11,2017 2:51 pm || Up

      I have a Friday-Saturday-Sunday package, but I am somewhat tempted to add this so that I could go to Monday-Thursday games more easily. I usually can’t get to weeknight games until 8 PM or so, and I really hate paying $15+ to buy a ticket for half of a game when there are 5,000 people inside.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 2:49 pm || Up

        Can one FSU to the bleachers without trouble?

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 3:53 pm || Up

      that is pretty cool. I am thinking about it right now

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 3:58 pm

    ED DON’T LOOK AT THIS

    • dmoas May 11,2017 4:28 pm || Up

      So they continue to double down on not just the dumb, but admitting to breaking the law. What the actual fuck. And then on top of it, you know the GOP will sit on their asses and contemplate doing nothing.

      • nevermoor nevermoor May 12,2017 9:49 am || Up

        I just can’t believe how swiftly he falsifies his own spin.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • AV AV May 11,2017 4:30 pm || Up

      i feel like kramer, tripped out on how many levels. levels!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 5:54 pm || Up

        What I love about this is how pure of an admission it is. You hear a lot of incriminating statements, but rarely does the crook say “at the moment I decided to do [the predicate bad act], my state of mind was….”

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 7:51 pm || Up

      there is still a 25th amendment?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 7:56 pm || Up

        There is. Should we imagine Pence finally has had enough after being sent out to lie for Trump again? Then we have to start counting “principal officers of the executive departments.”

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:16 pm || Up

          sessions sees no problems. I bet mattis would be on the right side of the question

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 8:28 pm || Up

            The good news is that only a handful of them are true Trump cronies. The bad news is that none of them strike me as statesmanlike in the slightest.

            • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 9:32 pm || Up

              everytime one of them is interviewed they need to be asked if the president is competent

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:16 pm || Up

          tillerson would be happy to not have this job anymore

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  111. ptbnl May 11,2017 4:08 pm

    Ye gods he’s dumb and vain.

    ECONOMIST: Beyond that, it’s okay if the tax plan increases the deficit?

    TRUMP: It is okay, because it won’t increase it for long. You may have two years where you’ll … you understand the expression “prime the pump”?

    ECONOMIST: Yes.

    TRUMP: We have to prime the pump.

    ECONOMIST: It’s very Keynesian.

    TRUMP: We’re the highest-taxed nation in the world. Have you heard that expression before, for this particular type of an event?

    ECONOMIST: Priming the pump?

    TRUMP: Yeah, have you heard it?

    ECONOMIST: Yes.

    TRUMP: Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. I mean, I just … I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good. It’s what you have to do.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV May 11,2017 4:28 pm || Up

      dammit! i was primed to post this too.

      i’m guessing you’re also a friend of the pod?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 5:38 pm || Up

        There is so much insanity packed into that transcript.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 5:58 pm || Up

          Just a little nugget of WTF:

          The state governments are in much better position to, you know, help people. In terms of, you know, just the size, the mere size of it. But we’re putting in $8bn and you’re going to have absolute coverage. You’re going to have absolute guaranteed coverage. You’re going to have it if you’re a person going in…don’t forget, this was not supposed to be the way insurance works. Insurance is, you’re 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time you’re 70, and you really need it, you’re still paying the same amount and that’s really insurance.

          • ptbnl May 11,2017 6:14 pm || Up

            50 years x 12 months x $15 = $9000 lifetime.

            I think we’re going to need a bigger boat.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • andeux andeux May 11,2017 6:38 pm || Up

            And $8bn/325M people < $25/person

            TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:00 pm || Up

            is he talking about life insurance?

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 7:27 pm || Up

        In case that interview wasn’t crazy enough, he also gave this one.

        You know the catapult is quite important. So I said what is this? Sir, this is our digital catapult system. He said well, we’re going to this because we wanted to keep up with modern [technology]. I said you don’t use steam anymore for catapult? No sir. I said, “Ah, how is it working?” “Sir, not good. Not good. Doesn’t have the power. You know the steam is just brutal. You see that sucker going and steam’s going all over the place, there’s planes thrown in the air.”

        It sounded bad to me. Digital. They have digital. What is digital? And it’s very complicated, you have to be Albert Einstein to figure it out. And I said–and now they want to buy more aircraft carriers. I said what system are you going to be–”Sir, we’re staying with digital.” I said no you’re not. You going to goddamned steam, the digital costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it’s no good.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:04 pm || Up

          why can’t I be the monster

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • MikeV MikeV May 11,2017 9:57 pm || Up

          I can’t even read this shit. I’m legitimately fucking sad about it.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

    • dmoas May 11,2017 4:30 pm || Up

      Should have followed up by asking how he came up with it, what the meaning behind it was.

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor May 11,2017 5:48 pm || Up

      I just can’t imagine how the reporters could keep a straight face.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:05 pm || Up

        or crying

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • nevermoor nevermoor May 12,2017 9:51 am || Up

        At least it’s clear that that reporter’s mind was blown.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 7:54 pm || Up

      oh, fuck me

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • doctorK doctorK May 11,2017 10:11 pm || Up

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  112. ptbnl May 11,2017 5:30 pm

    Always a good plan to hang 4 unearned runs on your starter in the top of the 1st, White Sox.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  113. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 7:57 pm

    eep

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2017 8:17 pm || Up

      dude, have you seen 101 coming into the city on friday noght? prius after prius after prius

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 12,2017 9:51 am || Up

      That’s crazy. Google almost certainly wouldn’t have wanted him to do that.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 2:47 pm || Up

        Lewandowski took the fifth when asked about his documents, so I guess this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

        • nevermoor nevermoor May 13,2017 10:18 am || Up

          An investigation? No. A sua sponte referral from the Court? Yes.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  114. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2017 7:59 pm

    Yeah this really doesn’t look good, does it.

  115. ptbnl May 12,2017 7:32 am

    Much of the UK health service has been shut down by cyber-attack … WTaFK.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2017 1:18 pm || Up

      Pennywise and pound foolish?

      Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal, said many British hospitals still use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001.

      The last time I was at the dentist I noticed a “Windows XP Professional” screensaver. I rolled my eyes then but I should probably kick some butt next time in there.

      I still have that one XP Netbook I use as the bedroom radio receiver but there’s nothing on it; in fact a year or so ago I did a factory reset on that so it only has the bare bones it needs to function as a radio. Nevertheless I did install the unusual patch for XP this morning.

      • dmoas May 14,2017 12:40 pm || Up

        My work machine is an XP machine. But I mostly just use it to access the remote desktop server that’s far more recent.

  116. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2017 8:03 am

    Mexican boxers and the place they occupy in the Mexican national psyche is the compelling theme in this deep dive on the contrasting careers of Oscar de la Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. A fantastic article.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  117. AV AV May 12,2017 9:34 am

    is there anything threading how 4chan went from the birthplace (and namer, ironically) of anonymous to the locus of the alt-right? looking for both a historical sequence and a for-the-lulz attitudinal one.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  118. andeux andeux May 12,2017 10:16 am

    FK bar: does this argument have merit?

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 12,2017 10:50 am || Up

      Feels like a reach, but I’m not an expert in classification rules.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  119. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 11:05 am

  120. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 12:50 pm

    This has to stop.

    • doctorK doctorK May 12,2017 1:41 pm || Up
    • dmoas May 12,2017 2:38 pm || Up

      If you’re too incompetent to cut something, don’t do it. How’s that for a warning?

  121. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2017 1:08 pm

    Should we start tracking Kaval’s movements? That’s about halfway between Laney and Howard Terminal.

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