The Rugby World Cup is here! The Rugby World Cup is here! Too bad its in Japan and I’ll have to record the games and watch them later. But I’m still happy. And I’ll be really happy if the Springboks take the silverware home. The Jags-Titans game was so bad, not even Tom Brady could stomach it. Nice job ruining the game with penalties, NFL. Meh, college is more fun to watch anyway. The Jags won, by the way.
The Yankees won their division for the first time since 2012. But they will have to temper their excitement, as their best pitcher has been suspended pending an investigation into domestic violence. Reports say he slapped his girlfriend in the face during an argument after an event, and in front of an employee of the commissioner’s office. Yikes. Also, the Cubs fell and the Brewers won to move ahead of them in the WC standings. The Indians won to draw even with Tampa Bay in the AL WC chase. And across the pond, Liverpool-Chelski headline the weekend in the EPL. YNWA.
Hockey god Guy Lafleur was born on this day. He shares it with horrible writer Upton Sinclair, basketball coaching legend Red Auerbach, the lovely Sophia Loren, writer that needs to finish his damn work George RR Martin, actor Gary Cole, assclown/grifter Lisa Bloom, and sports owner John Henry.
OK, grab your umbrella. Its time for…the links!
I’m all for as many people reducing their tax burden as possible. And I am a fan of organizations getting tax-exempt status. But this story is testing my ability to remain consistent on the issue.
More information about the so-called “whistleblower” complaint is coming out. And from what I can gather, it does sound like Trump may have told the Ukrainian President-elect that if they want better relations with the US, they need to reinstate the investigation into the Biden son who bilked billions from the Ukrainian and US governments. And frankly, I have no problem with this either. “Hey, clean up your corruption that the son of a politically-connected family was balls-deep in or we won’t have a lot of confidence in you guys” makes sense to me.
While Zuckerberg was meeting with pols in Washington, one of his employees decided to meet his maker while at work. Yikes.
Women being topless in public is now legal throughout the Tenth Circuit. The ruling applies to Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Not sure about the talent in those states, so I’ll reserve judgement until the practical consequences of the ruling can be felt.
I’ve seen Striptease, I know you’re supposed to leave your kid in the back room when you’re working. Come on, lady. Step up your game.
San Francisco’s mayor has called Trump’s claim that “used drug needles are pouring into the ocean” ridiculous. And she’s absolutely right. The needles pour into the bay and all the human shit pours into the ocean. There’s a big difference.
I’m not even gonna do a link from Houston today. It’s too depressing here with this rain (seriously). Hope the people downtown and in the more seriously-impacted areas are all fine.
Anyway, this song will at least make me smile for a few minutes. Hope it does the same for you.
Go enjoy your Friday and weekend, friends.