Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jesus tells me not to watch "The View"

Salena Zito visits western Maryland, where people hear Jesus just like Vice President Pence.
McGregor said most Christian denominations believe in the same thing Pence does — that Jesus can speak directly to members of his flock. “If anyone knows anything about the Christian faith, the gift of the Holy Spirit is God speaking to us and through us,” he said, adding, “It’s not like [Pence] thinks he’s Moses or something. You know what I’m saying?
McGregor finds this intolerance and lack of empathy from celebrities and the media both startling and predictable. “It is as though in popular culture being a person of faith has gone from being a virtue to a liability,” he said.

For your children's books needs

David Wise won an Olympic gold in Sochi.
He'll be competing again this week in South Korea.
He also has a children's book in the pipeline.
His six-year-old approves.

Want gun control? Build the wall

The latest shooting brings out the latest batch of people saying we need to tightly regulate or restrict private gun ownership.
Because they think it works in Australia and England.
How would that work in a country with long borders with neighbors like the United States?
In other countries with strict gun laws, lawmakers have attempted to implement buyback programs that offer cash for people who turn in banned weapons to government agents. This has little hope of working in the United States, though, where most gun owners want to keep their firearms.
However, even if this were to be effective, how would the government stop newly illegal guns from flooding into the country across America’s massive, largely unguarded borders? A study published in 2013 by the Trans-Border Institute and Igarape Institute estimates an average of 253,000 firearms cross the U.S.-Mexico border every year. Earlier in 2017, the Canadian government reported it believes there are greater than 1 million prohibited guns in its country, and Canadian officials believe most of the firearms were brought there from the United States.
If you can't make guns magically disappear, you need to work with those who focus on responsible gun use and education.
Like the NRA.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Not convinced

Friday's indictment of 13 Russians for their work during the 2016 election has brought two distinct reactions.
Anti-Trump people see another step possibly ousting Trump.
Or it's a nothingburger.
Althouse isn't impressed by a New York Times editorial on the subject.
"For the past year, Donald Trump has repeatedly denied the existence of a profound national security threat" and based on the indictment — as laid out in this editorial meant to show how wrong he was — I'd say he was right. And I'm disturbed at how stupid the NYT editors seem to think its readers are. It's almost forgivable that they think people could be so easily confused by some Russian rallies and social media posts. Forgivable, but still deserving of the Trump taunt: fake news.

Saturday song

Get your day going with Bob Seger.

Facebook quote of the week

I've been sick for an entire week so yesterday I thought I'd start at the beginning and watch This Is Us to pass the time. I liked the SB episode so why not get caught up? O M G - this is the most damn depressing show I've ever watched in my life. How do the writers keep from killing themselves??

Friday, February 16, 2018

Da return

A glitch with his hosting site took DaTech Guy off the internet for a week.
He's back, after a battle
I still remain amazed at the level of indifference to my situation, particularly from the people I spoke to vs those I chatted with, but when your ratings as an employee are measured by raw stats vs actual customer satisfaction it’s not a surprise.  In the 7 contacts I had with the GoDaddy people I encountered a single person who conveyed to me the idea that they really wanted to get me back up and running, but apparently such efforts risk the ire of others who might be forced into effort and thus are not popular.

Weekend watchdog

Dale Jr. is gone, and it's Danica's last ride as NASCAR gathers to begin the campaign.
The flag drops on the Daytona 500 Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on Fox.
Ryan Bowman has the pole while driving the 88 car that belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. before his retirement. Denny Hamlin has the second spot on the front row.
The Xfinity Series opener is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and the Truck Series kicks off its season on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Olympics coverage continues on NBC in primtime Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has live action Friday at 7:10 a.m. with men's ice hockey. Canada faces the Czech Republic at 10:20 p.m.
Action continues Saturday night with men's freestyle skiing and ice hockey between Germany and Norway at 10:20 p.m. There's ice hockey and bobsled racing Sunday at 7:10 a.m., and figure skating Sunday at 7 p.m.
It's NBA All-Star weekend, with the best gathering Sunday at 8:20 p.m. on TNT.
 ESPN brings the All-Star Celebrity Game Friday at 7 p.m., with the rising stars meeting Friday at 9 p.m. on TNT. The slam dunk and other skills competitions go Saturday at 8 p.m.
Rhode Island faces St. Bonaventure Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Georgia State goes against Georgia Southern at 9 p.m.
Syracuse meets Miami Saturday at noon on CBS, followed by Alabama-Kentucky.
Butler battles Providence on Fox Saturday at noon and Michigan States meets Northwestern at 2 p.m. It's a top-five battle between Villanova and Xavier at 4:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas-Oklahoma. Indiana battles Iowa at 2 p.m. and Arkansas takes on Texas A&M at 4 p.m. The GameDay crew catches Kansas against West Virginia at 6:15 p.m., followed by North Carolina-Louisville and Oregon's contest with UCLA in the nightcap.
Virginia Tech tangles with Georgia Tech on ESPN2 Saturday at noon. It's off to the SEC at 2 p.m. as Missouri meets LSU and Florida faces Vanderbilt at 4 p.m. Northern Iowa battles Illinois State at 6 p.m., with Oklahoma State taking on TCU at 8 p.m. and Utah meeting Washington State at 10 p.m.
The ACC network offers Boston College-Notre Dame Saturday at 4 p.m. along with Wake Forest against North Carolina State.
Winston Salem State takes on Fayetteville State Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Oregon State visits Southern Cal Saturday at 11 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Ohio State tangles with Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS while FoxSports1 brings Seton Hall-DePaul at 1 p.m.
ESPN has Wichita State's clash with Connecticut Sunday at 4 p.m.
Duke travels to Clemson Sunday at 1 p.m. on the ACC network.
There's three women's games on ESPN2 Sunday. Purdue takes on Ohio State at 1 p.m., followed by Tulane-Memphis and Texas A&M meeting Mississippi State.
The Capitals visit the Blackhawks Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Columbus clashes with the Flyers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, with the Stars taking on the Sharks Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Flyers face the Rangers on NBC Sunday at noon.
NBC brings three contests from the Premier League Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m. with Leicester City against Stoke City. Liverpool faces West Ham United at 10 a.m. and Everton battles Watford at 12:30 p.m.
The U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.
ESPN has the Pro Bowlers' 60th anniversary classic Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Owning Fake News

Via Scott Adams, a look at how Donald Trump turned the phrase "Fake News" against those aligned against him.
Attkisson declared that "the whole thing smacked of the roll-out of a propaganda campaign." Attkisson added, "But something happened that nobody expected. The anti-fake news campaign backfired. Each time advocates cried fake news, Donald Trump called 'fake news' until he'd co-opted the term so completely that even those who [were] originally promoting it started running from it -- including the Washington Post, which she noted later backed away from using the term.
A great hostile takeover by Trump.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Picture this

President Obama's portrait unveiling allowed Powerline to bring the best cartoons out early this week.
Soon his time will fade from our memories.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Take a memo

We await the review of the Democratic response memo to the Nunes memo.
How long will it take to compose a memo that minimizes the retractions?
They got the headlines they wanted - Trump decides not to release Democratic memo.
Like bad kids at school, Trump wants Democrats to do their homework correctly before turning it in.
Now they have to produce.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday song

What song does Donald Trump sing every day? Billy Joel's Innocent Man, loud enough for the FBI to hear.

Facebook quote of the week

I was once a male trapped in a woman's body, but then my mother gave birth to me! It's as simple as that#!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Resistance is futile

The Atlantic sees the Resistance becoming less powerful as 2018 unfolds.
There are plenty of ways to explain this creeping acquiescence. Institutions abhor abnormality; even in politics, parties would often rather fight along familiar lines. The passage of time makes Trump’s America seem less strange. Politicos are wary of challenging a president presiding over a thriving economy. And on some level, Trump benefits from the basic dynamic that sustains any cult: His version of reality is so absurd that the only way to peacefully coexist with it is to accept his behavior as normal.

Weekend watchdog

There's a Far East flair in the next three Olympics, starting this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
NBC has coverage of the Games, with the Opening Ceremonies Friday at 8 p.m.
The next Summer Olympics will be in Tokyo in 2020, with Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.
NBC has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., with other coverage on different NBC platforms throughout the next two weeks.
NBC Sports network has coverage Saturday at 2 a.m., and there's live snowboarding Saturday at 7 p.m. The United States' women's ice hockey team plays Finland Sunday at 2:40 a.m. There's more snowboarding and curling Sunday at 8 a.m.
NASCAR gears up for the season with qualifying Sunday at noon on Fox and the Clash on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m.
The Wizards visit the Bulls Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Clippers host the Pistons Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Timberwolves-Bulls.
ABC has the Spurs against the Warriors Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with Celtics-Cavaliers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Davidson takes on Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 then Detroit faces Oakland. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Florida faces South Carolina on CBS Saturday at noon, followed by Baylor's battle with Kansas.
Top-ranked Villanova takes on Butler Saturday at noon on Fox and Xavier clashes with Creighton at 2:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts the College GameDay crew Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN, then plays Virginia Tech at 6:15 p.m.
West Virginia faces Oklahoma State at noon, followed by Oklahoma-Iowa State and Purdue's contest with Michigan State. After the Virginia game, Kentucky plays Texas A&M at 8:15 p.m. and USC meets Arizona in the nightcap.
ESPN2 starts its day at noon with Northwestern-Maryland. Mississippi State meets Missouri at 2 p.m., then it's Florida State-Notre Dame and Connecticut's clash with Wichita State. San Diego State takes on Nevada at 8 p.m. and it's Gonzaga-St. Mary's at 10 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina against North Carolina State at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Miami meets Boston College on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Virginia Union-Bowie State.
Liberty hosts Gardner-Webb Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Marquette meets St. John's Saturday at noon on MASN2, with DePaul-Providence at 4 p.m. Creighton clashes with Xavier at 9 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Louisville visits Pitt Sunday at 1 p.m. on the ACC network, with some areas getting Wake Forest-Syracuse.
Cincinnati takes on SMU Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN before Duke meets Georgia Tech at 6 p.m.
On the women's court, ESPN2 has three contest Sunday. Michigan meets Michigan State at noon, with Ohio State-South Florida at 2 p.m. and Florida State meets Miami at 4 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach, with coverage on CBS Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and Detroit comes to town Sunday at 3 p.m. The Ducks and Sharks clash at 8 p.m.
NBC has the Penguins and Blues Sunday at noon.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Ohio State Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Stuttgart battles M'gladbach Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Track & Field Indoor Championships Saturday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The real loser

Tonight on Facebook, I saw someone post that Jim Carrey wants people to delete their accounts.
Something about Fake News.
I heard of some ideas that are Dumb and Dumber, but this is one of the worst.
At least Jim described his effort long ago.

I love a parade

What's the latest utterance from President Trump driving people crazy?
Talk of an impressive military parade.
Why can't we just relax and consider an idea.
Without all the minds exploding

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TMI from FBI duo

When did agents Strzok and Page find time to work?
All the texts between the duo.
Like these gems.
Strzok responded by saying that the residents of Loundon County, Virginia were “largely ignorant hillbillys” (sic).
In another exchange, this one from June 12, 2016, Strzok and Page are seen seemingly disagreeing over affirmative action.
In one message, Strzok begins a sentence saying, “And while i hate Trump, part of me thought (redacted) would not/may not get into (redacted) because they’re white and not from buttf*ck Texas…”
They've done a great service for President Trump, letting their hate spill out of their multiple texts.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

It's not the Trump slump

Monday's stock market drop brought out the attacks on President Trump - by people who have not given him credit for the huge rise of the last year.
If you don't give credit to him for the good news, keep quiet now.

Monday, February 5, 2018

They spy

Kurt Schlichter simplifies the Nunes memo issue to its core.
Democrat operatives in the government spied on the Trump team.
That's why Republicans are concerned.
They aren't just trying to save President Trump.
They are trying to save the country - and its future.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

More memos, more confusion

The Republicans released Rep. Nunes' memo first.
Opponents ripped into it, claiming weakness in the memo's logic.
But it was just the first memo on the subject.
Democratic representative Jerrold Nadler came out with a memo Sunday - not subject to committee review.
Andrew McCarthy wasn't impressed.
He posits four points, the last two of which are strictly political red meat. Of the other two, one provides an inaccurate explanation of the probable-cause standard in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); the other is an ill-conceived argument about Christopher Steele’s credibility. The latter provides a welcome opportunity to confront a wayward theory — which I’ll call “vicarious credibility” — that has been vigorously argued by apologists for the FBI and Justice Department’s handling of the Steele dossier.

The commercial they don't want you to see

This company submitted this ad to NBC.

They didn't think Dear Leader would like it.

So I got it from Powerline and post it here.

Will Billy have to change this?

Kings Dominion is changing the name of its oldest wooden roller coaster for this season.

Rebel Yell doesn't work any more.

Has anybody told Billy Idol?

How can he change this song?

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

Feel the love ❤️ that is there, at all times, for you. 
Philippians 4:13 I can all this through Him that gives me strength.

Saturday song

It's not 6 a.m. on Groundhog Day, but it's still time to enjoy Sonny & Cher.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Caught in a Steele trap

The lesson of today's memo release - don't trust Christopher Steele.
DOJ and FBI failed to mention in their FISA application that it was based on opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, even though this apparently was known to the FBI. The application apparently tried to mislead the FISA court by saying that Steele “was working for a named U.S. person”–the memo doesn’t tell us who that person was–but not disclosing Fusion GPS or Glenn Simpson, let alone Hillary Clinton and the DNC. This appears to be a deliberate deception of the court.
In addition to Steele’s fake dossier, the FISA application cited an article about Carter Page that appeared on Yahoo News. The application “assessed” that this corroborating account did not originate with Christopher Steele. In fact, it did: Steele himself leaked the information to Yahoo News.

Weekend watchdog

In 2004, Justin Timberlake did the halftime show and Tom Brady's team won.
Will history repeat in Timberlake's return to halftime?
Brady and the New England Patriots go for their sixth overall Super Bowl title since 2001 Sunday in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is after 6 p.m. on NBC, with plenty of pre-game coverage all weekend.
The Eagles and Patriots battled before in Super Bowl XXXIX, with the Patriots claiming their third championship in four years. A win Sunday will make it another three titles in four seasons for New England.
Before the big game, NBC carries the NFL honors show Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Wizards visit Orlando on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 7 p.m.
Miami meets the Sixers Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Warriors-Kings.
ABC has the Rockets' game with the Cavaliers Saturday at 8:30 p.m., and the Lakers meet the Thunder Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 brings Rhode Island-VCU Friday at 7 p.m. and Colorado clashes with Utah at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS offers Oklahoma State-Kansas Saturday at noon, followed by Kentucky against Missouri.
Duke duels with St. John's on Fox Saturday at noon and Minnesota faces Michigan at 2:30 p.m. It's Oregon against Stanford at 5 p.m.
Virginia visits Syracuse Saturday at 4 p.m. on the ACC network, with some areas showing Florida State-Louisville. Pittsburgh plays North Carolina at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts Saturday in the ACC, with Notre Dame-North Carolina State at noon before Virginia Tech hosts Miami. Florida faces Alabama at 4 p.m., with the GameDay crew catching Oklahoma against Texas at 6:15 p.m. Michigan State meets Indiana at 8:15 p.m.
Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati Saturday at noon on ESPN2. It's South Carolina-Texas A&M at 2 p.m., followed by West Virginia against Kansas State and USC takes on UCLA at 6 p.m. Baylor battles Iowa State at 8 p.m. before BYU faces Gonzaga.
DePaul battles Butler on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then it's Providence-Marquette.
George Mason takes on Richmond on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m., then St. Bonaventure battles Duquesne.
Clemson clashes with Wake Forest on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by Davidson-George Washington.
Fox brings Villanova-Seton Hall Sunday at noon and Maryland meets Wisconsin on CBS at 1 p.m.
Illinois faces Ohio State on FoxSports1 Sunday at noon.
On the women's court, MASN2 offers Creighton-DePaul Friday at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has Duke-Notre Dame Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by Stanford-Oregon.
The Capitals visit the Penguins Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, and host the Golden Knights Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Golden Knights tangling with the Wild Friday at 8 p.m.
Burnley battles Manchester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester United-Huddersfield Town. NBC has Arsenal-Everton Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Newcastle United Sunday at 9:10 a.m. and Liverpool faces Tottenham Hotspur at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Koln clashes with Dortmund Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Bayern Munich battles FSV Mainz Saturday at 9 a.m. and it's Augsburg-Eintracht Sunday at 9 a.m.
The PGA tour gathers in Phoenix this weekend, with coverage on CBS Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hostess with the mostest

Who's the latest company to give employees bonuses thanks to tax reform?
A free Twinkies, too.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Man of the hour

Do you applaud for the young North Korean defector?
Especially when he lofted his crutches in the air like a trophy?

You have a heart.