Imagine folksy old Joe delivering a stem-winder speech like Trump did at the State of the Union last night. Criminal Justice. Jobs. It was an over the top Oprah-esque reality TV show. You get a scholarship. You get medals. You get a reunion with your military dad.
Pelosi didn’t help matters. She seemed even more petty than our Petulant Adolescent President. Tearing up his speech and such. Plus. The Iowa fiasco showed Biden’s electability to be a myth. So. Bye bye Joe.
Who won the Iowa fiasco? NYTimes Pick.
Okay. So. Pats were topped by Titans. Too bad. Ish. Brady on the loose as Kraft takes a back seat to Weinstein.
Trump’s clumsy wag-the-dog Iran strike has changed the subject. The Chaos Doctrine. Mandates a fresh look at the Dem candidates. Who can best take back the reins as a global leader?
Most of Golden Globe winners. Never saw the movies. Nor shows. However. Brad Pitt is more gorgeous than ever. Classy stands out. Some orbs. Others not. Ricky Gervais anti-elite shouts. Well done.
Schitt’s tonite. And. How will Ray Donovan get out of this one?
Opinion columns widely lament the dilution of impeachment. As with all things Trump. Bad behavior has become the norm. By him and as the IG Report showed many others in government. So if everything is bad. Nothing is bad.
Two old white guys steadily lead the Democrat pack. Biden and Bernie. Frank Bruni wonders if Mayor Pete is too young. Mike Bloomberg is too rich. Elizabeth & Amy too female. So. Then. Who?
On the fun side. The Presidents Cup. Golf in Australia on TV last night. U.S. vs. Non-European International players. Despite a certain son saying I’m the only person lame enough to have watched it, seeing Captain Tiger play well was great. So there.
A Petulant Adolescent President who has no clue what is right or wrong. A House Intel Committee Chair who is his own parody. Whew. At least there is one adult in the room. Speaker Pelosi. She rules with an iron gavel and a sound strategic view of the situation.
Then over at The View. Hillary continues to whine as she finds every reason not to take responsibility for her own money-grubbing lazy campaign mistakes. As Chelsea seems to blindly support that delusion.
And. Poor Bernie makes age now a real factor. That would seem to accrue to the youngest of the septuagenarians. Yes. Elizabeth Warren.
For a TV-addicted Prez, it’s odd that he missed 8 seasons of HBO’s Homeland. He’d have learned that when you go to introduce yourself to the CIA, you shouldn’t diss their fallen heroes. Or. Constantly bash their former and current leadership. The Deep State may not be fictitious.
Yes. You crossed the wrong people. Saul, Carrie, Dar. They can’t even trust each other. What made you think they wouldn’t take you down? See Whistleblower. CIA. Hey. You asked for it.
Logan Roy pits his kids against each other in a fratricidal competition, akin to Soapatriarch Victor Newman. In that other reality show, Trump sets up his spawn to vie for the family business with a nod to have the next G-7 at their Doral Resort in that swing state of Florida.
Over in Democrat land. Elizabeth Warren is drawing huge crowds. It could be a bloody fight with Sleepy Joe for the nomination. Uglier than a Kendall-Roman wrestling match where each ends up Shivved.
A rough & tumble Fall. For some of us. That’ll be fun.
The candidate casino. $100 in chips today. How’d you bet? $35 Warren. $15 Biden. $10 Harris. $5 Booker. $5 Buttigieg. $5 Woo-Woo Williamson. $25 Somebody Who Can Win.
Scaramouche has had a come-to-Jeezus epiphany about our Petulant Adolescent President. Why? He’s looking to make a buck by convincing Nikki Haley or Mark Sanford to make a primary run at Trump.
FedEx Cup. That end of season golf thing. After an even more convoluted fan-phobic structure this year. Who will win? Who cares?
Mary’s teleportation to Heaven from Earth. No surprise there. She was still a virgin when she gave birth.
Theater- The Lifespan of A Fact
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale
World Cup Soccer
Parkland Students Rally America against guns
Dolphin jumping out of the sea in Amagansett
Bad & Ugly
Petulant Adolescent President
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Sad Art Bell
Tragic Anthony Bourdain
My 2018 Wish List. Predilections. Didn’t get a lot.
Luann de Lesseps & Harvey Weinstein hookup in rehab. Not that I know.
Melania on Dancing With the Stars. Nope.
Jon Stewart replaces Colbert. Too bad not.
Sam will reunite with real Jason. Almost.
Tim Ryan not Paul Ryan will replace Pelosi as Speaker. Kinda sorta but not.
Tiger wins another major. He did not.
Patriots will not win the Super Bowl. Ding. Ding. Ding.
Tops will no longer have shoulder holes. Unfortunately they still do.
Pets will develop allergies to humans. No. But they were attacked by raccoons in Central Park.
Alexa will do the dishes. No. And we had to put her in the cabinet. She was spying on us.
December 2017 made these predictions for 2018. How’d I do?
Trump will tweet a lot A+
Cable News and NYTimes will freak out about it daily A+
So will certain family and friends A+
TTSD antidote will be mid-term elections C+
Societal polarization will vertically widen B
Garbage trucks will wake us up B+ (getting used to them)
Streaming services will shutter movie theaters C- (most still open)
Online shopping will render the end of malls B- (some still open)
There will be a military action in North Korea F (Rocket Man bromance)