Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Monday

how was your day

First Raiders QB Derek Carr got greedy and threw a game-ending interception on what should have been at least a game-tying drive with less than two minutes. This was after the Raiders defense looked like the Border Patrol while the San Diego Chargers ran right past them to take the lead late in the 4th quarter.

At clutch time, the Raiders snatched defeat from the Jaws of Victory. New coach, new attitude, same result.

Then after the Giants surrendered the lead, then scratched and clawed to tie the game in the top of the 9th, Sergio Romo served up a big fat walk-off home run to the Card’s Kolten Wong. Now the NLCS is tied at 1-1 and the teams head to San Francisco for games 3, 4, and 5 in the best-of-7 series.

It’s an understatement to say my day really sucked.

I’m going back to bed.

This is an open thread.


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Unless President Donald J. Trump pulls a hat out of a rabbit real soon, on 1/21/21 I will wake up in a socialist banana republic.
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142 Responses to Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Monday

  1. Lulu says:

    I woke up to tornado watches. Yippee! Yesterday was football all day so I spent the day in my cubby hole room reading, doing laundry, and cooking (cubby hole is next to the kitchen). Pot roast and carrot cake for hungry football watchers. Lots of leftovers for today which is handy so if the power goes off we can scrounge in style.

  2. elliesmom says:

    Yes, it’s a sucky day. My washing machine broke. I hate it so it’s getting replaced instead of repaired. Lowe’s attempted to deliver a new one a few minutes ago. It had a huge dent in the front. Like someone had deliberately kicked it. I refused to accept it. They said they couldn’t bring me a new one until “the paperwork gets done”. Uh, no. You have 24 hour guaranteed delivery. I was nice when they tried to bring me a dented freezer, but it took three weeks for them to straighten it out. I have piles of laundry to do. The store manager asked for another 24 hours. Even if he delivers it by tomorrow, it’s the last sale he makes to me. But I won’t tell him that until after he does.

    • Somebody says:

      Do you tweet EM? If you do there are corporate accounts you can tweet to. Tweets are fairly new for most companies so they take them seriously. My husband got an immediate response with budget when he tweeted out something, like magic from on high.

      PS If you have trouble finding said tweet accounts I can help with that too.

    • Lulu says:

      If there is a Home Depot or Sears nearby run over and compare real quick. I did that once. I bought a new dishwasher then the one Lowe’s tried to deliver looked like it had been dropped off of a forklift. I called from Home Depot and cancelled. I told them I had changed my mind and wanted something else. I think the Home Depot one cost like less than 20 bucks more.

      • elliesmom says:

        Lowe’s is having a Columbus Day sale and had the best price, but it was the 24 hour delivery that was the clincher. Home Depot can’t deliver until Thursday, and I’m leaving for Bermuda on Friday. Sears can’t deliver until next week some time. If Lowe’s doesn’t show up with a washer by tomorrow, I’ll cancel and buy one from the appliance store down the street who will follow me home with the washer in their truck. But it will cost substantially more because they only sell top of the line stuff. Carrying all of the wash to and from the laundromat will put me in pain for the trip so it will be worth the extra cash if I need to spend it. Elliesdad said to just drop he laundry off and have someone else do it, but I still have to get it there and home. I haven’t had any volunteers. lol

        • Lulu says:

          I’d volunteer as I strangely have always liked doing laundry. But I’m too far away and the sky to the north at this moment is navy blue. Really big storms coming. Stuff always breaks when most inconvenient. My dishwasher fizzed out the week of Thanksgiving a couple of years ago so Lowe’s delivered one that had been dropped on its head. Hell no! So I bought a Maytag dishwasher (never owned Maytag anything before) and I love that ugly heavy duty thing.

          • elliesmom says:

            I had a refrigerator die in the morning on Christmas Eve with dinner for 20 in it. Which is how I know the store down the street will follow me home if I buy something they have in stock. It does seem Lowe’s has a universal warehouse problem. The delivery guys said it looked like the washer had been stabbed by a forklift.

          • votermom says:

            I have never ordered from Lowes & now I know better than to try!

          • Somebody says:

            The issue most likely isn’t with the warehouse, it’s with the local store and that varies. Things come into the store from the warehouse on pallets on semitrucks. It is off loaded into the back of the store. From there local employees use forklifts and pallet jacks to move individual items either to the floor or onto trucks for delivery. Blaming the warehouse is convenient but I assure you 99.9% of damage happens at the local level.

            My son worked at our local Lowes many years ago, stocking and loading. Driving the forklift, etc. He had lots of stories to tell.

        • votermom says:

          So what kind of washing machine are you getting?

          • elliesmom says:

            Maytag Centennial High Efficiency top loader. I have a front loader, which I thought I’d love, but I don’t.

          • votermom says:

            Is that one of those top-loaders without an agitator? I hear those are good.
            Also heard front loaders are hard to repair.

          • leslie says:

            Let us know how the washer works out for you. I need a new one, and really do not want a front loader because……..back problems. I loved my Maytag dishwasher. (I had to leave it when we sold our house) Good luck with the delivery…. and enjoy Bermuda. 🙂

        • Jadzia says:

          Elliesmom, I had that same refrigerator experience a few Xmases ago! Then, because I AM A MORON, I had the bright idea to put the food outside on our deck. On a thickly wooded lot. I don’t think I had the sliding door closed before the raccoons got there.

    • votermom says:

      Good idea on the tweet.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Bummer Bummer EM. You have my sympathy. ;

    • elliesmom says:

      So they just called. They can have the washer here by Thursday. My response was “So can Home Depot”. We’re on the schedule for tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes.

      • Somebody says:

        Excellent reply. I bet that jacked their jaw, LOL! BTW my daughter has the same washer and she loves it, so hopefully you’ll be pleased with it once you finally get it. I had to wait like 3 or 4 weeks to get my new washer and dryer last year, both stores gave me the same time frame.

  3. driguana says:

    Good thing Klown went back to bed as there is lots of bad clown stuff in the news today.

  4. HELENK3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter

  5. leslie says:

    I went to bed early last night as I started feeling sick while at the Chicago Marathon. Woke up to aches and chills and a forecast of thunderstorms today. It has taken me an hour to get the messages to the right people at work. I feel as though I’ve already been at work since 6 this morning.
    Pot roast sounds great. I wish I weren’t feeling bad, I’d go to the store and pick up the veggies for it.
    Broken washers and refrigerators are the worst. Hope you get you washer soon.
    Hope the day improves…………

  6. HELENK3 says:

    did you see me EAGLES??????
    did the mummer’s strut around the house

    • Somebody says:

      There are never any files or papers on his desk. He has what looks like a piece of paper or maybe a small notepad in front of him in the picture in the article. I think that’s one of the few times I’ve seen any oval office photo op with anything on his desk. I can remember photos of other presidents and they usually had piles of stuff on their desk, but not Obama.

    • elliesmom says:

      A man who recently traveled to Liberia showed up at a group practice in Braintree, MA complaining of muscle aches and fever. He doesn’t “meet the criteria for someone who might have Ebola”. Hello? But a hazmat team escorted him to Beth Israel in Boston, he’s in isolation, and his car has been quarantined. They told the other patients, including pregnant women, to go home and take a shower. Mixed info from the Boston news groups about whether he has tested negative or not. But he’s still in isolation.

      • votermom says:

        I saw that yesterday. They told people to wipe down their car, shower, and take their temps every day for 21 days. Crazy.

      • Constance says:

        They have to stop taking Ebola patients into hospitals, it jeopardizes all other care. Designate a few treatment centers with no other types of patient for epidemic patients of all sorts and don’t let them get past the ER of normal hospitals.

  7. HELENK3 says:

    from comedy to farce.
    as usual Victor Davis Hanson nails it

    • The Klown says:

      Last week we learned from the Washington Post that an investigator looking into the Secret Service prostitution scandal was ordered by the inspector general “to withhold and alter certain information in the report of investigation because it was potentially embarrassing to the administration.” The “embarrassing” information was the allegation that a member of the White House staff advance team had solicited a prostitute while prepping Obama’s Colombia visit — a fact denied by then-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney in April 2012, when he assured the press that no one from the White House was involved in the scandal that brought down lots of Secret Service and military personnel.

      But here is where the farcical kicks in. The squelched investigation was focused on White House staffer Jonathan Dach. And who is Dach? He was at the time a young Yale law student and White House staffer, and is now a State Department activist working on — what else? — “Global Women’s Issues.”

      And how did young Jonathan Dach at the ripe age of 25 years land such a prestigious job as a presidential advance man? His father, Leslie Dach, was a lobbyist who gave the Obama campaign $23,900 and was later hired on to work with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. And, of course, Leslie Dach now has left his job lobbying for Wal-Mart. And where does he work now? For the Obama administration. Promoting what? Obamacare.

      Here is the essence of the Obama administration’s abyss between word and deed: in the age of the war on women and the end to lobbyists in government, the feminist young aide is alleged to have solicited a prostitute; the most transparent administration in memory covered that fact up during the reelection campaign; the president who promised to end the revolving door and ban lobbyists from government hired not just a one-percenter lobbyist and donor, but his randy son as well.

      Can it get much richer than that? Unfortunately, it can — literally, as we’ll explore on the next page.

      Recently, Barack Obama offered yet another fundraiser to his small circle of billionaires at the 20-acre gated estate of — again, this is no joke — Rich Richman. Some of Richy Rich’s bundled donors paid over $32,000 to see and touch Obama, who lectured the assembled Connecticut one percent of the one percent. And what did he lecture them on? Of course on “billionaires” and their mean war on the middle class.

      Not long ago President Obama flew into Fresno, Ground Zero of the California drought. Did he offer federal help for more dam, canal, and reservoir construction? Hardly. Did he offer to help build coastal desalination plants? Nope.

      Instead, he gave a brief lecture about global warming and offered $160 million in aid to ameliorate its effects, although almost all California climatologists associate the state’s unusual three-year drought with oceanic and atmospheric conditions unrelated to climate change, especially given the fact that the planet at large has not heated up in the last 18 years.

      After briefly stopping in Fresno for a few hours, where did Barack Obama go next to emphasize the global-warming roots of our drought, and the irrelevancy of building more storage space to mitigate the atypical absence of snow and rain?

      Naturally, he jetted in to see Jordan’s king at one of the most artificial environments in the world — verdant Rancho Mirage in the scorching Palm Springs area desert, an artificial landscape entirely irrigated through vast manmade water transfers via canals from the Colorado River. And why did Obama detour to such a landscape incongruous with the drought-stricken state? To play more golf, reminding us that while new reservoirs are not needed, and while burning carbon fuels is the culprit, golf courses in the middle of deserts are perfectly natural destinations for climate-change believers who arrive on huge jets to putt on irrigated greens for a few hours. Rumors then flew that Obama so liked Rancho Mirage’s drought-proof, irrigated attractions that he pondered retiring at a gated estate there.

      Why such farce? We have forgotten two truths about the Obama administration. No president in recent memory has so hectored the American people on the dangers of elites, and no president in the last half-century has so enjoyed the perks and culture of the elite. Unfortunately, this is not just mindless hypocrisy, but rather calibrated medieval exemption: the more Barack Obama berates the high life of others, the more he feels he deserves it for himself.

  8. HELENK3 says:


  9. votermom says:

    Did anyone watch The Walking Dead? My dvr ended on time so I missed the reveal of the mysterious hooded figure after the credits. Did they show who it is?

  10. The Klown says:


    A newborn baby voting for Abortion Barbie? Let’s pray that he opens his eyes before election day.

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    He wouldn’t even be here to vote if Wendy had her way. 👿

  12. HELENK3 says:

    climate change, ebola. use our military to fight everthing but his muslim BFFs how the hell did we ever get stuck with this anti-American thing installed in the white house?

  13. The Klown says:


    The entire American political model is based on codifying policies that were in effect practically nowhere else in the world in the late 18th century. The supposition that people could get along without a king or a state-run church or a national censor, that they could choose their own faiths, speak their own minds, print their own newspapers, carry their own guns, and choose their own leaders without oversight from a hereditary aristocracy — at the time of the American founding, those ideas were considered more or less bonkers in most of the civilized world.

    That’s a real fault line between conservatives and progressives: The Right tends to see those policies and institutions unique to the United States as markers of our liberty and excellence, while the Left sees policies and institutions unique to the United States as indicators that we are simply a few rungs on the evolutionary ladder behind Finland. It’s American Exceptionalism vs. anti-American Exceptionalism, and the latter tendency is by no means limited to such lightly informed Democratic emissaries as Eva Longoria.

    • 49erDweet says:

      It’s being taught to our children and fed to us by the entertainment industry, so of course it must be true and freedom is doomed to extinction.

  14. HELENK3 says:

    this is interesting.
    separation of church and state is so inconvenient sometimes

  15. leslie says:

    PSA: I just heard and then confirmed online . . . Fleetwood Mac has scheduled additional concerts in the US for next winter/spring. Many are in or near where they were already scheduled – or in my case – had already performed !! So if you missed the chance to buy tickets or missed seeing them already —- go to their website and find out if there is a concert “coming to a theater near you”. 😉

  16. Democrats go from “stop freaking out about ONE case” to “freak the fuck out NOW” in 60 seconds.

    • lyn says:

      It takes two to tango.

    • The Klown says:

      We were always at war with Eastasia.

    • 1539days says:

      First, the one guy said that the budget was flat since 2010. The same budget every year is not a “cut.” If that were the case, I’ve had a pay cut for the last 3 years.

      Second, if they need so much more money now during an outbreak, why should we increase the budget? They should have been setting aside a rainy day fund from all the outbreak-free years.

      Third, screw them.

  17. HELENK3 says:

    stolen from No Quarter commenter

  18. The Klown says:

  19. SHV says:

    “MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.”
    More Special Snowflake view of history; if it didn’t happen since the I-Phone was invented, it isn’t “modern times”. The 1918-1920 flu pandemic killed 25 million people in six months and 100 million people in two years. That is the Gold Standard for “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times”.

    • Lulu says:

      The world began when they were born. Pre-history begins in 1981 or so. Before that we were animals and didn’t know about sex either according to the narcissism generation. Even if they were alive before 1981 it was Dark Ages. Or something. It is interesting that the WHO is getting alarmed that their money may be cut off since they are idiots and have completely fudged it. Being fuck-ups should not be rewarded with more money to do more fuck-ups. I want an audit. An old fashioned pre-1981 style forensic audit would be good.

      • The Klown says:

        Plagues and epidemics used to be a fact of life for people everywhere. Then we figured out how to prevent and treat disease. Now people want to ban insecticides that kill disease-bearing flies and mosquitoes while refusing to vaccinate their children.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Now that was bad. ❤

  20. The Klown says:

    Another ignominious sporting event took place yesterday:

    • Lulu says:

      I’m starting to think this is some kind of compulsion, defiant personality disorder symptom, or Michelle orders him out of the house when everything turns to shit. I could care less what is causing it but someone needs to lock him in the basement so he can’t always act like an asshole in public anyway.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Well, the good news is in all that time his handicap has dropped almost two whole strokes.

  21. SHV says:

    ” defiant personality disorder symptom”
    If we had a real account of little Barry’s childhood, I bet he was a classic pain in the ass, Oppositional Defiant Disorder kid.

    often loses temper
    often argues with adults
    often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules
    often deliberately annoys people
    often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
    is often touchy or easily annoyed by others
    is often angry and resentful
    is often spiteful or vindictive
    Allegedly, about 10% of theses kids turn into sociopathic adults, just like out Dear Leader.

  22. votermom says:

    This conversation happened at parent-teacher conferences last week:

  23. The Klown says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t get their “anti-government wingers” schtick. Conservatives want a smaller, more effecient gov. not the nanny state we have now.

    • Constance says:

      Actually if you had more government spending on research you would just get more research into esoteric crap that is irrelevant to humans and health.

      • The Klown says:

        Research is not inherently bad, but it can be a bottomless pit of money with no worthwhile results. We learn about all the great discoveries and inventions thru history, but we never hear about the guys who spent their lives and came up with bupkis or worse, bogus “discoveries”.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Yep. It’s the “government” part that make’s it worthless. If it were being driven by commerce it would be valuable and create many more jobs, but to “faithful believers” that would be an evil result.

        • Propertius says:

          Which is a pretty funny post to read on an Internet that was originally developed with government (ARPA) research money.

  24. The Klown says:

    The kittens (Tig, Tag and Tuck) have reached an exciting new stage of development!

    As a result, I now have to make sure I keep the lid closed on the toilet.

  25. The Klown says:

    Watching In Living Color reruns. The jokes are dated but still funny (assuming they were funny originally).

  26. HELENK3 says:

    FOX just announced the Iraqi city of HIT has fallen to isis

  27. leslie says:

    I know this makes me a pervert but it is The Onion after all…..
    Everything you need to know about Ebola.,37137/

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