Hunter Pence Open Thread


SFGate:

There are walkoff wins. Then there is walkoff craziness, which happened at AT&T Park on Monday night.

With Brandon Belt on first base and two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, Hunter Pence dragged his achy hamstring to home plate, hit a high fly to right and jogged to first as everyone inside the yard starting thinking “10th inning.”

But it ended there. Right fielder Matt Kemp could not get under the ball, which must have swirled in the wind. As it eluded his dive and fell to the turf, Belt scored easily to give the Giants their second straight 1-0 victory.


You might think that nine innings of scoreless baseball would be boring, but you’d be wrong.

Superman wears Hunter Pence underwear.


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How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By the P0-lice

Ugh, the Freddys, the Michaels, the Trayvons, the Erics, what do they all have in common? Oh yeah, local crime stories made national. Local police lives ruined. Long before Obama and the Cambridge Cop there was Chris Rock.

Open Thread ya’ll. I’m trying to keep my mind off the Oblama Apology Tour😉

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Monday Open Thread

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We got nothing. Have at it, folks.

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The New Ladies of the Lake

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Somewhere in NYC a pretty young, white, disabled lawyer who rolls around in her automated wheel chair sitting Indian-style is hurting. It’s not Ariella Barker’s chronic pain from a rare facial nerve condition that is the source of her pain. No, it’s Bernie Sanders’ impatient, petulant treatment of the disabled, for which she tried, and tried, and tried to be a voice within the campaign.

Caught up in the reverie of Sanders rhetorical sway sometime last year, and feeling the intensity that can only come when one falls deeply in love with a candidate, her fall to the ranks of the imperfect Hillary Clinton has been hard. She’s cataloged her journey on a blog that she started some 6 years ago in order to frontpage her deep disappointment in her father in the wake of his death. It’s hard to tell if her propensity for falling for flawed people is a result of or in spite of her rocky relationship with her father.

Nevertheless, her post, titled Berned by Bernie, approximately her 33rd since starting the blog six years ago, has gone viral and ended up at the top of Memeorandum Friday. It has Bernouts berning with outrage, and Hillbots grasping the hilt of her sword to use it to fight the ruthlessness of Team Bernie. One thing you should know: TeamHillary has hired Ms. Barker to write about her story. No word yet on if the pay is enough to count against her disability income.

This, after a week of Roberta Lange making the rounds of all the major 24 hour news networks and playing the violent voicemails she’s received in the wake of  her shit show at the Nevada State Convention. After attempting to wait out the Bernouts for some 13 hours—and failing–she’s since been the victim of aggressive Bernie Bros. In painstaking detail on show after show, she’s told the story of how her phone now rings every single minute. The single mothers at the restaurant where she is Operations Manager can no longer buy diapers for their babies due to the fallout from her harassment, the poor dears.

The Bernouts are also quickly discovering the power of female pain-sharing. Exhibit A is author/ teacher/ activist Gayle Brandeis, who is so dedicated to Bernie that she went to the NV convention even though she was just a cloud after her father died. She went with her 6 year old son in tow. Awwwwww. Now, not only is she disillusioned by the machinations of intra-party politics at a caucusing convention, her 6 year old son now carries the pain of all her losses. Read it and weep, Hillbots. She was on your side until you jerked her dreams out from under her.

Do I seem sarcastic? I am. I can see from here that this will be the summer show. The style of these poor little victims, who write about their personal stories in waves of emotion and euphoria, will be de rigueur by the end of June. These well-educated women with their matrices of physical, emotional, and/or social problems, will flood the Internets in the same way their buddies have been flooding college campuses with protests for the last 18 months.  They will be squalling about safe spaces, or opportunity, or being bullied, and all manner of expensive solutions for what ails them.

These women cast themselves in the same frustrating mold that intellectual women have always cast themselves in: accomplished, but crazy, and deeply, deeply flawed. They are never normal, yet empowered, women. Think of it as the Virginia Woolf prototype of feminist. The craziness is what allows them to feel so deeply; the intellect helps to capture it all so searingly on the page. Their identities are caught up in what is now the traditional iconography of young, white feminism. They are privileged, well-read, and suicidal, like Woolf and Sylvia Plath, or sexually liberated like Anne Sexton (the irony!). They are comfortable being sacrificial, like the Lady of Shalott, handing off the sword to the truly powerful, to the one who was promised.

Virginia’s daughters all have rooms of their own, and they will spend the summer producing page after page of this claptrap in service to the Democrats. Most of it will be fiction, of course.

This is the new-old campaign model, folks. The narrative is ascendant once again. It’s time for some warm fuzzies and shoving personal pain down your gullet and calling yourselves satisfied. The sad, sad ladies of the left are ready to pour out their pain. They are triggered and drowning, an army of virtual Ophelias who believe that their beautiful visages alone will move their male cohorts to the malleable melancholy of Hamlet. Will it work? Time will tell. I have my doubts. One thing I know is this: history has shown that Americans are not sympathetic to the emotional displays  of women, especially white women.

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Red, Red, Wine

Sweet Neil Diamond. Probably about a “lost” love ? So here’s to those of us who need a red wine (or other lovely adult beverage of choice) brain cleanse from today’s news and politics😀

Any other Diamond fans ? Share your favorite video! Neil or otherwise. Happy Open Friday Lounge Thread.

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I Deleted My Facebook Account Yesterday

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Why?

Because Fuck Mark Zuckerberg!

Emperor Cletus:

The point is not to withdraw or quit. It is to demonstrate in a memorable way that it is in their corporate interest to remain neutral in the culture war. And the point is to let other corporations that provide news or entertainment see it happen. The idea is to impose a cost for choosing sides.

It is about denying the other side the space to maneuver unchallenged. Right now, corporations like FB do their bidding either from ideological agreement or because, more commonly, the left demands public fealty or exacts a price for dissent. Ace’s suggestion is to improve the overall environment by the simple and direct expedient of inflicting a cost on FB for their violation of neutrality.

It’s not about enforcing some kind of doctrinal purity. I don’t care what FB thinks (in truth, I don’t even have an account). It’s their thing and they can do whatever they want with it. But I do think it is worthwhile, for conservatives to stop being such cheap dates. If FB wants our eyeballs and clicks make them act like it (and others will notice).

Because the “value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system” the loss of users amplifies the effect of a mass cancellation.


Ace has a lot to say on this subject but you should go over there and read it cuz I can’t steal his whole post.

I am tempted to delete my Twitter account too, but it is useful for posting pics and links.

My primary reason has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with mental health. I need to wean myself off of the internet and reconnect with real life. I mainly used FB to keep in touch with family. Now I will have to keep in touch via real life.

And Fuck Mark Zuckerberg.


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Here We Go Again


This is so predictable:

Donald Trump accuses Bill Clinton of rape

The allegations raised against Donald Trump in a recent New York Times article are nothing compared to the Clintons’ history, the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview with Fox News’ “Hannity” aired Wednesday night.

“For example, I looked at The New York Times. Are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick? Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey?” Hannity asked Trump, according to a transcript of the show. “In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will.”

Trump replied, “And rape.”

“And rape,” Hannity repeated.

“And big settlements, massive settlements,” Trump added. “And lots of other things. And impeachment for lying.”

“Smearing,” Hannity said. Trump then mentioned Bill Clinton being disbarred for five years in Arkansas. “You know, he lost his law license, OK? He couldn’t practice law. And you don’t read about this on Clinton,” he said.

Of the three women Hannity mentioned, Jones accused Bill Clinton of exposing himself to her at a Little Rock, Arkansas, hotel in 1991, while Willey has accused Clinton of groping her in 1993.

Broaddrick, who was known as Jane Doe No. 5 during the Paula Jones trial before coming forward, alleged in 1999 that Clinton had sexually assaulted and raped her in 1978. In 1999, Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, called Broaddrick’s allegations “absolutely false.”

Broaddrick, speaking to Breitbart News in an article published earlier Wednesday, said the Times should devote its energy to investigating claims of sexual assault against Bill Clinton.

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have refused to comment on the issue during the campaign, though Trump has previously hinted that he would go after the former president’s history with women.


Remember when the Benghazi story hit the news, and Mitt Romney made a statement blaming the terrorist attack on White House incompetence? Remember how the media immediately attacked Romney for “politicizing” the issue?

It turned out that Romney was right and the White House was lying to us. Yet somehow that was Romney’s fault.

Here’s another one:

Before Authorities Announce Cause of Plane Crash, Trump Tweets ‘Terrorist Attack’

Search and rescue teams are searching the Mediterranean near a Greek Island for an EgyptAir flight that crashed shortly after taking off from Paris, France. There were 66 people on board, including 3 children. Authorities believe the plane has crashed, but they have not said exactly what happened or if the crash was terrorism related.

The Egyptian military said they did not receive any kind of distress signal. Greek authorities say the plane made abrupt turns before vanishing and dropping 22,000 feet. While terrorism is certainly a possibility, there has been no confirmation. That didn’t stop presidential candidate Donald Trump from taking to twitter.

Some pundits have already criticized Trump for not offering his condolences but instead declaring terrorism before receiving any confirmation. Egyptian authorities have also warned people not to jump to conclusions about what happened.


It is common knowledge that when planes suddenly fall out of the sky there is usually foul play involved. Accidents take place during take-offs and landings. Terrorism happens in mid-flight. Especially in that part of the world.

So Donald Trump said what pretty much everybody was thinking. For that he must be punished, because we aren’t allowed to say what we think anymore. We might offend somebody.

Fucking idiots.


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