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Faint Light Up Ahead

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 9, 2020

2020 has been so terrible in every way I was stunned to wake up to some good news today. Good news? What is that? But Pfizer says they have developed a vaccine that’s 90% effective, that is an incredible number that I don’t think anyone thought possible. More research needs to be done but with the virus raging through communities today it something to really feel hopeful about.

Just like the Niners trading Jimmy G. I am hopeful for that, too.

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  1. willedav said, on November 9, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Mmm bunch of good college QBs out there mobile and accurate at least at that level. Not sure what Lynch would have to do to get one. Niners problems run deeper than that imo. Not a Saleh fan and not near enough depth there. Bruckner trade in hindsight? Wasn’t so popular when It went down…

  2. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Stay tuned for the Donald alleging Pfizer withheld the good news till after the election to give the election to Biden. Trump backed Lilly.

    If so, HA ha!

    Funny to hear that the Republicans are crying about all the money raised by the Dems when they were the instigators of all this unfettered access with Citizens United.

    Again, HA ha!

    • Flavor said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Chuck considering what Jimmy G is still owed if we keep him are you ready to move on from him yet?

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:23 am

        Jimmy’s cap hit is tiny. $2.8 mill. I would not be surprised one bit if we move on. Like Kappy before him, he bet on himself (and the team hedged their bet) to hold on to his job, and it isn’t working out. Plus not paying his $24 million contract would do a lot to keep the rest of the team together.

        I’d like to see us draft Lance or Zach Wilson. Both are very accurate, throw deep well, and can run. Keep the Beater and Mullens and take our lumps next season. Or *gasp* sign Kappy and Shanahan builds a new offense that suits our new QB.

      • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:28 am

        We know Kap’s mastered the victory formation…

  3. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Zach Wilson and Trey Lance look like the ones that can be available should we end up 6-10 or worse. We may even need to trade up to get Lance. Wilson should be available at 12-16.

    A leter round guy could be Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman. He opted out of his senior year, and his draft stock fell pretty badly, but he had a strong jr year and may be available in the 3rd round.

  4. djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Chiefs got suckered on Matt Cassell after he went 11-5 the year Brady was injured.
    Maybe Jimmy needs Belichick…

    • willedav said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Given healthy wideouts (and better draft picks there), running backs and line I think the G would be fine. He has proven to me he can win games running Shanahan’s offense. Be great to have more mobile younger guy and one thing that has surprised me is how well QBs can come right out of college and succeed at this level.

      Which ain’t gonna matter if Saleh’s D can’t stop anyone in that division not named Goff. That means WC if you’re lucky enough to get in and you’d have to beat other strong teams on road (what did in Seachickens last year). Let alone better teams of AFC like Bills Steelers Chiefs etc.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Saleh’s defense has been obliterated. And up until the last couple games they were still ranked 6th. The defense has done better weathering their injuries than the offense.

  5. gianthead said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Im baaaackkk…exhausting week that it was. I did my two days for the Repub incumbent Senator and looks like he will hold on at least and got to play golf on Wed in NC in surprising California-esque weather and we had a weekend in the 70s in VA as well (thank you global climate change) get some sanity back but knew that morn a comeback for Trump was not likely after the tide turned in Wisc and MI. As I said with allegations of suppression with Stacey Abrams, you cant suppress an election when you win by 50k votes and similarly can’t steal an election when you are losing by tens of thousands of votes. I think one thing Biden delivers is to calm things down politically when he is sworn in. My bigger picture world of holding the Senate was of most importance if Biden was going to win and lock in this 6-3 Supreme Court will have far consequence than a second term of Trump which I agree would have been inconsequential.

    To not lose a single House Repub incumbent as of this morning with such an unpopular president constantly being beaten down by the press is frankly stunning and with Biden likely being over 300 electoral votes, you wouldnt have been able to get 100-1 odds on that…and that is all my political chatter for the day….

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Let’s not be disingenuous now. Voter suppression is a real thing. 300,000 black voters were illegally told they were ineligible to vote in that senate race. By who? Brian Kemp. The Republican running the election AND the guy Abrams was running against. Convenient, no?

      If Trump ran the election he’d be the winner, dontcha think?

      Let’s hope Stacey can turn those 2 GA senate seats.

      • Carstie Clausen said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:01 am

        Georgia? No way Jose. We need a balance in Congress. Otherwise the unitary state will become a fait accompli for the CIA, FBI and the six media barons who control 90% of the country’s major mediums.

        The notion of stacking the Supreme Court is horrible. What we need is a true Constitutional court to replace that body made up strictly of lawyer-prostiticians, no matter which party puts them in lifetime offices. A Constitutional court would need to be made up of living national treasures, be non-political and made up of age 65+ men and women who would serve exactly one six year term.

        If you want to take it further, each current U$ Representative allegedly “represents” between 600,000 and three-quarters of a million people. How can one person possibly represent the wishes and needs of such an immense constituency? They essentially represent their major campaign donators, not WE THE PEOPLE. The House should be eliminated, with popular referendums to enact new or shitcan bad laws (something long overdue). The Senate would serve as a balance-wheel against the possibility of mass-craziness by the public.

        The administrative bureaucracy needs a major shakeup as well. One thing that Trump did get right is the existence of the deep state, a power unto itself. That development is NOT American. There is no single book capable of containing all the federal agency regulations, many of which have been granted by whomever, the power of law. That is totally unconstitutional and is utterly lacking in safeguards or accountability.

      • gianthead said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:08 am

        Not wanting to respond to keep the political discourse off site but any evidence of what you are saying? Dont think there is…

      • gianthead said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:09 am

        Stix is always right:)

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        You guys are high as fuck. All these conspiracy theories you love to point to, but you can’t connect the dots between Kemp as Secretary of State tipping the scales in an election he was IN?

        Fucking hysterical.

    • willedav said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Oh yeah. Dems hardly united group (Ms. AOC already pissed and has never been Biden fan) and there will be obstacles in Congress for Biden to overcome. Not to mention 71 mil Americans who voted for someone else.
      Meanwhile San Jose St is 3-0. Last time that happened Jack Elway was coaching.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Inconsequential? Jesus. Most oligarchies aren’t inconsequential.

  6. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Chiefs got suckered on Grbac, and Bono. DeBerg, Smith, and Montana worked out pretty well.

    • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:46 am

      Marty’s dumbest move was going back to Elvis and not sticking with Gannon for the playoffs.
      Chiefs were rolling and that dopey decision killed them.
      Never forgave him for that one…

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:50 am

        Right. Damn. Forgot about the Rich Gannon seasons there.

  7. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Trump looking at about 15 lawsuits once he’s dragged out of the White House.

    Can’t wait.

    Russia and China strangely silent. The useful idiot has become useless.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:10 am

      Chuck, you sound like a true-believer in all the hooey the Dems raised (with the full concurrence of the major corporate media as well as FBI and CIA administrators (Deepe$t State) on Russia allegedly conniving with Trump to defeat Hillary.

      The whole Russia thing is nothing more than a steady push by the major investors who soak up the shekels on maintaining an enemy image out there so the huge profits engendered by the WarDefense industry can keep on rolling in. Example: Lockheed-Martin and their no-bid, cost overrun F35 which ran up the bill to the taxpayer of over a TRILLION. Pilots call it the “flying turkey” because it is readily defeated by 4th generation planes in mock combat exercises. Biggest investors in LM are banksters from City of London.

      Sometimes I suspect you get the bulk of your information from boobtoob noose.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:33 pm

        And you get yours from OAN, Glenn Beck, and Alex Jones. You know, the actor. Deep state, my ass. Tell me chemtrails are mind-control aerosols.

        Sorry, dude. Cost overruns are part of our government. There’s nothing ‘deep’ about it. All of this grift and money-grabbing is totally above-board. Abrahms tanks rusting in the desert. the F-22 Raptor, F 35, billion aircraft carriers, whatever. there’s no hiding the graft. You think that is the deep state? Our way of governing is to let money talk.

        Maintaining an enemy image? What kind of lunacy is that? Trump was sucking Putin’s dick, for fuck’s sake. He has taken millions from Russia because US banks ditched him long ago. That’s how you treat your enemies? Seriously?

        Trump has cozied up to Putin, Xi, Un, Erdogan, and any other 3rd rate despot he can find. He’s burning bridges with our allies. The UN, WHO, the Paris Accord, Canada, Mexico, all of Western Europe. Why? Because he’s an imbecile acting at the direction of Putin. Do you think destabilizing our relationships with our allies does the US good? No. Jesus Christ. It strengthens RUSSIA! But tell me again how the Russians wanted Clinton as prez.

        Trump emboldened the Iranians by getting out of the nuclear deal. He weakens our standing in global policy by ditching the Paris accord, the Iranian nuke deal, his botching the ‘trade war’ with China, and his idiotic fuck-up over COVID, his imaginary denuclearization of North Korea, on and on.

        But it’s the deep state. Please.

  8. Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I still think the best quality a QB can show is the ability to read defenses. Most all QB’s coming out of college can rocket a ball with pretty much accuracy. The reason the top mobile QB’s are so successful (Murry, Jackson, Wilson, Watson) can all read defenses. And of course they all need a solid OL. If Jimmy has gotten to the point where he can’t handle pressure then it’s time to go.

    • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Kap never could read a defense.

  9. Bill Fleming said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

    When Jimmy G.is playing the Niners average 29.7 points a game!

    When he doesn’t play the Niners average 19.7 points a game.

    His record as a starter is 24-8.

    Not sure how fans can question his decision making with the above listed stats.

    The Niners had a 96.7 chance of winning when they were up 20-10 with 7:13 remaining in the game and KC facing a third and 15. IF Niners defense did their job and KC punted, Niners would most likely be Super Bowl Champions and Jimmy G would be a Niners legend.

    When healthy on offense and defense the Niners match up with any team in the NFL.

    The issue with Garoppolo is that he seems to be injury prone.

    Do the Niners move on from Jimmy G.? But replace him with whom?

    Tough decisions.

    • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 12:12 pm

      I would keep him until we find a draft prospect with Potential.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:35 pm

        I don’t want to pay Jimmy $24 mill to bea placeholder. Better off with Mullens.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Kaepernick looked great as well until DCs figured him out. Jimmy G is having the same issues. He can’t throw deep for shit and teams keep their safeties in close and play tight coverage. He takes too many sacks and doesn’t feel presssure very well.

  10. xoot said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:55 am

    “ALLAN NAIRN: Well, Trump and the extremist Republicans, who constitute a minority of the population and have a minority of the votes, are trying to consolidate their minority rule. They’re aided in that by the U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. system, which is against, fundamentally, in a certain sense, has many barriers to, majority rule. It’s fundamentally anti-democratic. Things wouldn’t even be close now if you just based the presidency, like most countries do, on who gets the most votes. Biden is way ahead in the popular vote. And both parties expected that from the very beginning.”

    Further down in this interview Nairn clearly explains how the form of the senate is just as anti democratic as is the electoral college. He’s good at explaining things clearly. He was our expert witness in the first case I tried, while I was a third year law student. We saved the lives of two young Guatemalans. Check his bio on wiki. His version of the “deep state” is deeply researched.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2020/11/6/2020_election_ballot_count_trump_biden

    • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Seems to me the majority of Republican house members are more interested in total power than democracy.

  11. alleykat69 said, on November 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    So do u think the secret service would actually physically remove a screaming Trump from the White House once they find him hiding inside a secret passage way are bunker? It would make for great TV as Trump said himself I’m not leaving the White House without a fight…

    • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      I don’t see how this can last until then but it would be possible to physically remove him

      • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

        He probably can’t wait to get out of that old dump.
        He’s accustomed to much better…

      • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 1:39 pm

        Probably right, he’s more accustomed to things that are way above my pay grade.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Yes. They’d need a forklift though. My abiding dream is to see him carried out of the White House hogtied and on a stick like a luau pig.

      • xoot said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm

        I’m holding out for mug shots, later in the year.

      • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        Should be fun to see the pardons he hands out while he can.
        That’s an outgoing presidential tradition.
        Didn’t Ford pardon Nixon?

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:15 pm

        Of course, Trump toadie Bill barr is getting into the act. The head of the GSA isn’t releasing the money to get the transition underway. Trump fired defense secretary Esper while he golfs away another day at the office.

        Apparently their ploy is to fuck this up so badly that they would rather let the government burn to the ground than turn it over to Biden.

        Meanwhile turtle-fucker McConnell sits on the sidelines and watches.

        ALL these motherfuckers need to rot in jail.

        This is how smart these bozos (not you, bozo) are.

        fsl

      • xoot said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:52 pm

        Yes. Ford did. But the prez can’t pardon state law criminal liability. (A midnight call from a governor can, essentially.) So the NY state prosecutions for NY banking and tax fraud can keep on rolling. I think.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm

        The southern district of New York is licking its chops.

      • Winder said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:04 pm

        From what I read Trump is gonna try and pardon himself. I wouldn’t file any charges until after the 20th of Jan.

      • xoot said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:20 pm

        Cy Vance, the DA in NY County, is the guy going after the financial records that the US SCt recently said he deserves. I’d put some money on his chances.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      I think it would be the US Marshall’s Service but I’m not positive.

  12. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I guess Giuliani needed to stock up on porn while he gave his news conference the other day.

  13. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Touchdown J-E-T-S ! ! ! Darnold looks pretty good tonight.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      Wait. That was Flacco? WTF?

      • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:06 pm

        Darnold’s out with a bum shoulder, Chuck…

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm

        Ahhhh didn’t know that. thx

  14. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Christ. shoulder to the chest is roughing the passer?

    Man, if Montana played in this era he would have 10,000 more yards and 80 more TDs.

  15. snarkk said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I’ve predicted for a long time Drumpf will pardon himself and grifter family. Guaranteed. No chance the Great Narcissist resigns to let Pence pardon him. Pence might “forget” to do it.
    Self-pardon might inoculate himself against federal causes of action, but that pardon would surely be litigated as unconstitutional by a Biden AG. First impression case. If SCOTUS allows a presidential self pardon, we are officially a monarchy. Didn’t we fight some war against Mad King George III to dispense with a monarchy? A federal pardon provides exactly squat protection against NY and other states’ criminal causes of action…

  16. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Pardon? Trump is trying to engineer a coup. He’s now got Bill Barr backing up his bullshit tampering claims. Now that he packed SCOTUS, there is the possibility that this succeeds. Then there WILL be a civil war.

    If anything, this will drag out for months while Trump golfs and the country slowly burns to the ground.

  17. xoot said, on November 9, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Jeezus. Tony LaRussa was popped yet again for drunk driving, earlier this year in AZ. He’s still got it!

  18. Macdog said, on November 9, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    My daughter put on Moneyball tonight, I had never watched the whole movie. Good flick with a happy ending for someone like me who’s not crazy about the A’s. Farhan even got in the credits. Did Beane really trade Pena just so Howe would finally play Hatteberg? That’s pretty funny.

  19. djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Do you guys have any idea how much 99% of Jet fans are hoping the Pats pull this out?

  20. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    They get their wish. Stupid coaching decisions by whoever the fuck the Jets coach is.

    • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Chuck, on the last completed pass before the FG, couldn’t the Jets have let the receiver stay on the ground for 3 seconds instead of touching him to end the play?

      • unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:56 pm

        Yup. They also could have not passed on 3rd down with 55 seconds left and stopped the clock with the incompletion. Run the clock 45 seconds, punt, NE gets the ball with 10 seconds.

        Also Flacco throwing a pick on the bomb the first play after the Jets defense was on the field for 18 plays. They quickly gave up another TD, Derp. Sometimes you have to work to get to 0-16.

      • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 9:15 pm

        Thanks, man.
        You’ll never pay for a drink in Brooklyn…

  21. Macdog said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Jets win, ehhh, lose!

  22. zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Jason Alexander was the star of two failed sit-coms after the end of “Seinfeld.” I vaguely remembered the short-lived “Bob Patterson.” But he also had a short-lived series called “Listen Up!” based on the writings and life of Tony Kornhiser. I have no memory of “Listen Up!” The pilot episode can be viewed on YouTube. It’s not terrible. But it strikes me that Alexander can’t carry the lead in a show. He’s good, but kind of limited. He kind of plays the same character in the different sit-coms.

    • zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      The correct spelling is Kornheiser.

    • djloo27 said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      I kind of liked Listen Up…

    • zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      According to Wikipedia, there are 22(!) episodes of “Listen Up!”

    • zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      There were only 10 episodes of “Bob Patterson.” The show had the great misfortune of starting in early October 2001, when the nation was not ready to start laughing again.

      • zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:44 pm

        Not that “Patterson” has a lot of laughs anyway. The pilot show can be seen on YouTube. “Listen Up!” is the better show.
        Julia Louise-Dreyfus went on to two successful shows, “Old Christine” and “VEEP.”
        Michael Richards….well, never mind….

      • zumiee said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:50 pm

        Jerry’s internet show about comedians chatting over coffee is pretty good.
        Because of the “Seinfeld” show’s lucrative syndication deals, Jerry, and Larry David, as creators of the show, are each approaching billionaire level. They really needed their huge Trump tax cut.

  23. unca_chuck said, on November 9, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Yeah, that show is pretty good. Being a car nut makes it even better.

  24. mrsprtdude said, on November 9, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Not a fan of current democratic party. Lost their minds. That said politics is like sports. If you don’t like the other guy doing shit stop whinning and freaking win the next time. Biden won. Time for DT to concede.

    That said it doesn’t mean Biden isn’t a senile old man. It doesn’t mean that a women wasn’t sleeping with a married california political giant to get her 1st job ( from Reuters with an easy google search)….. “Kamala Harris did have a relationship with Willie Brown, who later served as San Francisco’s mayor, between 1994 and 1995. The Los Angeles Times first linked the pair in 1994 when Harris, beginning her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office was 29 and Brown, speaker of the California State Assembly was 60.” I wonder why a 29 year old was dating a 60 year old powerful polititian?

    I don’t have a problem with it per say. ya gotta do what ya gotta do, but lets not pretend democrats have a stranglehold on ethics:)

    Where is Craig?..No more politics. Sign Bauer now!!!


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