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.

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

Philly Dilly

Superb Bowl 52. Great game. Everything from missed kicks to creative plays. Couldn’t miss a minute. Including commercial breaks. Eli & Odell stole the ads fest. My fave was Stranger Things Tide guy. Justin Timberlake’s half-time show may have been good. Who knows? Muffled bad sound. Again. So. My predilection was Minnesota beats Pats at home. No. My prediction Pats beat Eagles. Also no. But. Who cares? Philly is the dilly!

Moments of Truth

Crap hole vs. crap house. Level of today’s political prevarications debate.
One incompetent guy in Hawaii can push a button and cause panic. Or worse. See TTSD.
Twenty years after. Lewinsky is a verb. Bill Clinton is revered.
mAdBen is back from Ischgl after hitting 57 mph. That’s downhill.
Super Bowl prediction. Pats beat Eagles.
Super Bowl predilection. Vikings beat Pats in Minnesota.

Finishing Touches

Snow. Sleet. Wind. Time to finish series left dormant on DVR. The Affair season 3 was not as riveting as past two. It did leave each in the cheating couple alone at the end. Good Behavior besides star Michelle Dockery’s great performance as a very flawed woman, also features a stellar acting ensemble. Bradley Cooper in movie Burnt was a fun distraction about dueling top chefs in London. SNL did not live up to prior weeks’ standards. Alec Baldwin disappointing. Writing weak. On to Girls, Grammy’s and Homeland.

Capping off a successful Super Bowl celebration, Bob Kraft dined with Japan’s Abe & the Trump’s at Mar-a-Lago while Bill Belichick played golf at Pebble Beach (but he is a member of Mar-a-Lago).

Good News Bad News

Good News. Trump is emphasizing economic growth and jobs across racial and gender lines. Bad News. He’s still obsessed with conspiracy fraud in the election results and crowd size. TTSD continues.

Good News. Left-wing activist groups will raise bizillions of dollars railing against Trump’s agenda and social policies. Bad News. Identity politics won’t win general elections.

Good News. My picks made it to the Super Bowl. Bad News. Pats may win. Again.

Good News. Tiger returns to Torrey Pines. Bad News. If he doesn’t make the cut it’ll suck.

Danger Field

Rodney Dangerfield. The comedian famous for lamenting “I don’t get no respect”.  This may be the constant rant we hear over the next four years. As our new Petulant Adolescent President continues his knee-jerk – emphasis on jerk – reactions to each perceived disrespect. With Theresa May sounding similar in the UK it could be a dangerous world. Cue TTSD.

On the football field. Will I. Am v. Peeper Creeper. The 2 Rodgers v. the Ryan-Shanahan Fighting Irish. Okay. I say. SuperBowl. Atlanta v. Pats. Atlanta wins.