The Nationals will now be in the REAL playoffs (against the Dodgers)

“Washington’s Juan Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.”

It is always difficult for the wild card team after the play-in game. First, they have to face the toughest opponent. Second, they often have to use their best pitcher to get there. In this case the Nats had to use their best TWO pitchers! On the other hand, they have all kinds of confidence right now, having won 10 of their last 11.

She was played by Keira Knightley in a recent movie, but the original doesn’t look much like Keira.

Her stage partner is doing some serious John Barrymore-style overacting there. His gestures and facial expression are so overwrought that he makes Swedish Climate Girl seem as phlegmatic as Clint Eastwood.

Here’s another version with Overacting Guy cropped out.

And here is Keira’s recreation of that scene.
Anyway …

Here’s a quick article about Colette, if you had forgotten the context.

The best part of the story: the mayor-elect disagrees with the study because it is based on the facts.

Honest to God, I did not make that up. He said:

“I disagree with the content. I don’t think it is a fair representation, period. It is based on empirical data.”

Talk about “An Inconvenient Truth”!

One spokesperson tried to find a silver lining in the town’s clouds: crime is down.

“We used to be the murder capital of the US, but there is hardly anybody left to kill. We used to be the drug capital of the US, but for that you need money, and there aren’t jobs or things to steal here.”

For the record, I have been in almost every major metropolitan area in America, and I fully agree with the study. Gary is the ugliest and saddest urban area I’ve ever seen in this country. I’ve seen other places that are bad: deserted coal towns, rust belt anachronisms, Florida towns that are nothing but shanties and trailer parks. You may have seen these same things, but whatever you have seen, Gary is probably worse.

Man, Trump will believe absolutely anything he hears if he thinks it might be favorable to him. If Sean Hannity said that all-knowing, super-intelligent aliens are among us and support Trump’s presidency, he would tweet about it!


  1. The same rules have been in place since 2014
  2. The whistleblower filed his or her complaint on the same form which has been used since May 24, 2018. There are some new online forms, but the whistleblower did not use them.
  3. Having first-hand knowledge of the event has NEVER been required in order to submit a whistleblower complaint, but the Inspector General, in his investigation. must be able to verify that first-hand evidence exists. None of this has changed during the Trump presidency.

Of all the men who ever became President, he has lived the longest. He is the first ex-president ever to make it to 95, thanks in part to his having survived a killer rabbit attack.

There are no official records of Presidential rabbit attacks, but I think it is safe to say that he is the only president to survive an assault by a ferocious killer bunny.

(Did you wonder who came closest to Carter’s longevity? Bush the Elder lived to be 94 years + 171 days. Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford died at 93. Way back near the very origin of the republic, founding father John Adams almost made it to 91, an astounding lifespan for that era, and that remained the longevity record for about 175 years!)