And They’re Off

Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard. Julián Castro today from San Antonio. Probably Bernie and Joe. Cory and Amy. The 2020 campaign has begun. Something to talk about. Besides. Him.

Playoff Cowboys v. Rams will decide if my All Los Angeles Super Bowl prediction holds. Of course, it seems highly unlikely that Chargers can hold off the Pats at home anyway. So.

Chancy Choice

Chuck & Nancy. Chancy chose to use their equal time to sternly diss the Prez rather than take the lead. They could have made a sweeping case for stopping the border problem at its source. In Central America. And addressed the macro changes necessary to solve the migration problems at the pass. Instead they are doing the typical Dem thing. Anti-Trump. And. Nothing else.

Although Kamala Harris on her book tour is sounding rather rational. When asked how to pronounce her name, she says it’s comma with a la at the end. When asked about her gender and race, she eschews the identity politics trap. As an Indian-Jamaican-American first woman Attorney General in California. That’s refreshing. Is she running?

Good Bad Ugly 2018

Good

World Cup Soccer
World Series- even if Red Sox won
Tiger rising
Walks in Central Park &
Tavern on the Green with family and friends
at the outside bar- every season
Oxbow Tavern UWS
Get A Room with Carson & Thom
Parkland Students
Caught dolphins jumping out of the sea in Amagansett

 

The obvious Bad & Ugly

Petulant Adolescent President
Media’s overreach &
obsession with him
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Emojis murder words
Yanny & Laurel
Joe & Mika
Korea Olympics
House of Cards final season
Guilty until proven innocent
#Toxic Misandry

Pets have taken over the world
Stores restaurants airplanes hotels


Sad   
Art Bell
Tragic   Anthony Bourdain

2018 Wish List Missed

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.

2018 Report Card

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)

2019 Predictions & Predilections

Predictions

The obvious. Women will march. Bernie will run. So will Biden. Trump will tweet. The media will go nuts every time he does. Lots of people will get shot by guns. Okay. Now for the harder stuff.

All-LA LA Super Bowl – Rams beat Chargers
Tiger wins a major
House gets set to impeach
Trump mounts foreign military action to wag the dog
2 more Supremes get replaced


Predilections

Laura Benanti and Melania both go on Dancing With the Stars
Ronan Farrow is caught canoodling with Kevin Spacey
Fired Generals storm the White House with armies and tanks
Jared and Ivanka hightail it to Saudi Arabia
Kimberly Guilfoyle goes missing on a big game hunt with Donny Jr.
Senate coots all keel over during a confirmation hearing
Cory Booker is cast in new movie as Spartacus
Elizabeth Warren v. Kamala Harris cage fight on the Senate floor
Hillary takes on the winner
Nancy Pelosi hits herself on the head with the gavel
Jeffrey Toobin & Chris Cuomo get #MeToo’d
Joe Scarborough leaves Mika for Katty Kay
Ray Donovan fixes Michael Cohen
Yankees have a great season