End Game

Trump is off the rails. As usual. Petulant Adolescent President. Tweeting breathless threats. No change there. Comey’s firing has set the mainstream media’s hair up in smoke. Dems talking impeachment. Russia obsession cranked into hyperdrive. So. Let’s say Trump blows himself up. Resigns. Gets run out of D.C. What then? 3 + years of Pence. A saner yet far right-wing regime. Would that be an improvement? We may find out.

Kind of like the odds of hitting a hole-in-one on the island green. Sergio?!

Second Thoughts

Marine LePen came in second to 39-year old Macron. A former investment banker, he married his 24-years older former high school teacher. What? Yup. Stock market likes him better. Run-off will result in an outsider running France either way. Former Prez Obama emerges at the University of Chicago. The guy I voted for President, Mike Bloomberg is still my first choice.

Rory McIlroy tied the knot at Ashcroft Castle in Ireland. He wasn’t ready with Caroline and dumped her the day the invites went out. This time he showed up to wed a PGA friend.

Monday After

Sergio v. Justin Rose in a classic sudden-death Masters playoff. Seve Ballesteros’ birthday spirit gave García the day. Girls break up over their deep-seated narcissistic ways. Homeland finale. New York restaurant scenes aside. Isabella‘s Upper West. Orsay, Upper East. Chilling call for checks and balances. Could be quite current.

Fly the Friendly Skies? Airlines’ extreme overbooking. Next. They will drag people off planes to make room for dogs. If you pay more you can stay. Otherwise. Tough luck.

Masterful Finish

Springtime at Augusta National. A calming tradition in the midst of Trump-nadoes swirling around it. Arnie’s gone and Tiger’s done. Phippy try to tie them at 4. Sergio hoping for an homage to Seve. Spieth fighting back demons on 15. Another South African or Brit feat. An old guy playing the game of his life. Could be none of these. But. It’ll be a Masterful finish.

Retro Grade

Seems like everything is moving backwards in slow-motion.

Tiger decided not to make his latest comeback at the Safeway tournament this week. He hasn’t hit a golf ball in public for over a year. Will he ever again?

In Miami, it’s the Clinton-Gore retro show. Trying to appeal to millennials with a droning speech on climate change and revisiting hanging chads. Yawn. Meanwhile, Trump has declared war on the Republican party. Solidifying an eponymous third party for the future. Reminding us of his true end-game. This is TNN.

Flashback to M.A.S.H. Ran into Alan & Arlene Alda strolling through Central Park on our daily constitutional by the Lake. Looked like a happy couple of 58 years.

Blame Game

Obama agrees with me. We should blame McCain. For naming Sarah Palin his Veep pick. Made silly mainstream. So. A Trump could emerge as an acceptable candidate. Tomorrow night we’ll have Pence v. Kaine. A thrilla from vanilla. Who is to blame for this lame duo? Each of whom could be the next President.

Americans dominated Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. Rookies to blame on the Euro team? Nope. They fared better than the veterans. Lorne Michaels get kudos for his Alec pick. Only Trump is a zanier Trump. Nailed it.

Light Treats

Even in a weekend of heavy air, there emerged some light treats. Golf surprised as a sweet Olympics nugget. Those who chose to play were overtaken by the moment. First medals since 1904. Rosie, Stenson and Kuch. Well done.

In a Juno-esque reprise, Ellen Page and Allison Janney captivated in Netflix film Tallulah. Unexpectedly uplifting and beautiful. Stellar ensemble cast.

Today is a Holy Day. Feast of the Assumption. Praise Mary! Alternate side parking suspended.