Saturday, November 18, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Shall the Senate expel him under the new Roy Moore rule, or does he get the Ted Kennedy You-Can-Kill-a-Woman-and-Stay-in-the-Senate pass?

Saturday song





The things we do to find 10cc on Youtube.

Hey, it's right here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekend watchdog

NASCAR will crown a new champion Sunday - and say farewell to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Four drivers have a chance to claim the 2017 Monster Cup when the flag drops at Homestead at 3 p.m. on NBC.
Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. both won three times during the playoff run, with Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski taking one checkered flag in the last nine races. Whoever finishes best at Homestead claims the season crown.
The Xfinity Series has its finale on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The last Truck Series race goes on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
The Redskins visit New Orleans on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS offers Ravens-Packers at 1 p.m. with the Patriots' contest against the Raiders in Mexico City in the late afternoon slot.
The Eagles take on the Cowboys on NBC Sunday night, with Falcons-Seahawks on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as UNLV takes on New Mexico at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia travels to Miami on ABC Saturday at noon. It's Ohio State-Illinois at 3:30 p.m. with USC-UCLA at 8 p.m.
CBS has a pair of SEC contests, with Mississippi State-Arkansas at noon followed by Georgia hosting Kentucky.
Notre Dame battles Navy on NBC at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin at noon on Fox, then Michigan State takes on Maryland at 4 p.m. It's off to the PAC-12 for Stanford-California at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas tangling with West Virginia. Oklahoma meets Kansas at 3:30 p.m., then LSU takes on Tennessee at 7 p.m. Utah meets Washington at 10:30 p.m.
Auburn faces Louisiana-Monroe at noon on ESPN2, then Kansas State takes on Oklahoma State. In primetime, Texas A&M meets Mississippi at 7 p.m. before Air Force faces Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Penn State battles Nebraska at 4 p.m.
The ACC network brings Virginia Tech against Pittsburgh at 12:20 p.m., with some areas getting Clemson's clash with The Citadel.
William & Mary take on Richmond at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
MASN offers Lafayette-Lehigh at noon.
In college hoops, there's tournament semifinals on ESPN2 from Charleston and Myrtle Beach Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then the third place game from the 2K Sports Classic at 5 p.m. The champion of that tournament will be crowned at 7:30 p.m.
Georgetown tangles with Maryland-Eastern Shore Saturday at noon on MASN2.
The Basketball Hall of Fame tip-off tournament championship will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2, after the third place game at 3 p.m. There's championship action from Myrtle Beach at 7:30 p.m. and Charleston at 9:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Monmouth Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and FoxSports1 has Western Carolina-Minnesota Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
In women's action, Maryland meets Connecticut on ESPN Sunday at 1:30 p.m
ESPN offers the Thunder and Spurs Friday at 8 p.m., with Pelicans-Nuggets in the nightcap.
The Wizards take on the Heat Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington before going to Toronto Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Capitals' contest with the Wild Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Leicester City-Manchester City. Watford clashes with West Ham United Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
Bayern Munich battles Augsburg in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9 a.m. on FoxSports1 and it's Schalke-Hamburg Sunday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

1 big headache for the NFL

Clay Travis identifies a big reason for the NFL's ratings problems - lousy games at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Because extra games outside of Sunday afternoon.
For instance, I’m going to watch Titans-Steelers tonight and I’m letting my boys stay up late to watch this game with me tonight. But I’ve already told my wife that we can do whatever she wants on Sunday during the usual Titans window — at one eastern — because we won’t be watching our local team play then
So the NFL will get my viewership on Thursday, but they will lose my viewership on Sunday.
I’m betting that’s true for many Titans or Steelers fan and that situation replicates itself for fans of teams all season long.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How to stop a bad guy

Via Hot Air, a story that might not have gotten much press but deserves attention.
A guy began shooting at a Dollar General store.
Across the street, a business owner gets into his car.
The shooter takes a break and the businessman takes action.
“At that point I put my car in drive and I proceeded to drive as fast as I possibly could to hit the individual,” he said. “I had full intentions to hit him if that’s what it would take to stop him.”
It sounds as if Green tried to leap over the car but didn’t avoid getting clipped. Pinnavaia says there is a shoe print on his roof. In any case, Green gave up on his attack and ran. Pinnavaia and Kaufmann chased after him on foot and moments later police arrived. An officer tackled Green and he was arrested (dash cam video is included in the clip below).
Good job, citizen.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How they saved so many

Via Hot Air, a riveting article from the Emergency Room physician in Las Vegas who helped many of the shooting victims in October.
It starts with preparation, put into place when word of the shooting arrived at his hospital.
At that point, I put into action a plan that I had thought of beforehand. It might sound odd, but I had thought about these problems well ahead of time because of the way I always approached resuscitations:
  1. Preplan ahead
  2. Ask hard questions
  3. Figure out solutions
  4. Mentally rehearse plans so that when the problem arrives, you don’t have to jump over a mental hurdle since the solution is already worked out
It’s an open secret that Las Vegas is a big target because of its large crowds. For years I had been planning how I would handle a MCI (Mass Casualty Incident), but I rarely shared it because people might think I was crazy.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How do you like me now?

Scott Adams gives President Trump grades on the top 10 concerns of the country.
A good economy gives the numbers a boost.
I’ll give President Obama 75% credit for the strong economy. But I think consumer confidence and the stock market tell us there is optimism about the current administration. That confidence is buoyed by Trump’s reduction in regulations via executive orders, his tough talk on trade, and his persuasion toward a higher GDP that is already becoming self-fulfilling. If people believe the economy will be better next year than this year, they invest this year, thus making next year better. We might see something good come out of tax reform, but I don’t think it will matter as much as people assume.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pledge to practice safe lawncare

In light of the Rand Paul incident, I talked with my neighbor.
We promised not to attack each other while mowing the lawn - if we have any disagreement.
Join us and pledge to make neighborhood lawncare safe.

Limbo up north

Football players have been trying to do the best touchdown celebration throughout the season.
In the CFL, Ottawa came up with a great one Sunday.
Unfortunately, they lost in the playoffs.
They have until next July to think up new celebrations.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Keep an eye on this space for further developments.

Saturday song







Saturday morning is a great time to enjoy old songs, like this one from Barry Manilow.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend watchdog

We know how the college basketball ends - with One Shining Moment after cutting down the nets.
The season starts with some long trips.
West Virginia and Texas A&M begin their hoop seasons with a top-25 battle in Germany. They meet on ESPN Friday at 6 p.m. from Ramstein Air Force Base.
It's off to China at 11:30 p.m. (early Saturday there) with Georgia Tech facing UCLA in Shanghai.
Back in the States, MASN shows Grambling-VCU Friday at 7 p.m. while MASN2 has Morehead State against Xavier at 7 p.m. and Mount St. Marys meeting Marquette at 9 p.m.
Notre Dame visits DePaul on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. Seton Hall hosts Monmouth Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Kentucky takes on Vermont on ESPN at 3:30 p.m.
On the women's side, top-ranked Connecticut meets Stanford Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday, as Cincinnati clashes with Temple at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 followed by BYU-UNLV. Washington takes on Stanford on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
In the Ivy League, NBC Sports network shows Brown-Dartmouth.
Saturday starts on ABC at noon with either Boston College-N.C. State or Iowa State hosting Oklahoma State. The game not shown over the air in your area will be on ESPN2. Unbeaten Wisconsin tries to fend off Iowa at 3:30 p.m. and it's the top 10 battle between Notre Dame and Miami at 8 p.m.
Ohio State and Michigan State battle at noon on Fox, followed by Southern Cal-Colorado at 4 p.m. and TCU taking on Oklahoma for Big 12 lead at 8 p.m.
CBS has a pair of contests, with Florida facing South Carolina at noon before top-ranked Georgia takes on Auburn.
Virginia Tech tries to bounce back against Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m. on the ACC network.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Arkansas visiting LSU. It's Clemson-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. and second-ranked Alabama meeting Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
West Virginia tangles with Kansas State on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m., then Purdue clashes with Northwestern at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, Arizona hosts Oregon State at 10 p.m.
Nebraska meets Minnesota at noon on FoxSports1.
MASN shows Presbyterian's contest against Liberty at 3:30 p.m. while James Madison meets Richmond on MASN2.
The Redskins face the Vikings Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, followed by Cowboys-Falcons. CBS offers Steelers against the Colts at 1 p.m., while areas around Washington will see the Texans tangle with the Rams at 4:05 p.m.
The Patriots visit Denver on NBC Sunday night, with Panthers-Dolphins on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, ESPN2 has CFL playoff semifinals Sunday. Ottawa faces Saskatchewan at 1 p.m. followed by Edmonton-Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m.
NBC has NASCAR's Monster Cup race in Phoenix at 2:30 p.m., with the Xfinity race going Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Truck Series will be on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Formula One has its Grand Prix of Brazil Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There's practice Friday at 11 a.m.
The Lakers visit the Wizards on NBC Sports Washington Thursday at 7 p.m. The Hawks come to town Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Bucks battle the Spurs on ESPN Friday at 9 p.m. T
he Penguins tangle with the Capitals on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m., with Edmonton visiting Sunday at 7 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Penn State Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sweden tangles with Italy on FoxSports1 Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Let there be light

A Massachusetts commission is looking into moving its time zone to the Atlantic, one hour ahead of Eastern Time.
Being so far north and east, it gets dark before 5 p.m. through the late fall and winter months.
No good.
But Massachusetts wants some neighbors to join them in the move.
Okay, if it's just New England.
But it looks like they want to add New York as well.
New York City might like it, being the same longitude as western Massachusetts.
But what about western New York places like Buffalo, so close to the Midwest.
I can't see New York joining a different time zone.
Boston will have to go alone or stay where they are now - in the dark.

All you need to know

It's been 48 hours.
Enough of the complaining about election losses.
Time to focus.

The Trump you have, not the Trump you want

Enough of the blame game over Tuesday's election results for Republicans.
Your memories aren't that short.
Remember 2009.
Remember 2010.
Donald Trump had nothing to do with those.
The protest vote against President Obama inspired Republicans then like protesting President Trump inspires Democrats now.
Protest builds excitement.
If your main thought after Tuesday is to get Donald Trump to change, that's not going to happen.
He's been counted out so many times and yet here he stands.
You can't blindly follow him like Democrats did when Obama led them into the ditch.
But you're going into the next election with the Trump you have, not the Trump you want.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

To save your jobs, pass something

Powerline looks ahead to 2018 after today's tough day for Republicans in Virginia.
In all events, the GOP needs to accomplish more in Congress, starting with tax reform.
I'm ready to look behind the numbers.
In Augusta County, Ed Gillespie drew fewer votes than his ticket mates.
If the trend holds statewide, perhaps he was the weak link.
He did well in 2014 as the protest candidate against Mark Warner.
In 2017, the Democrats were the ones doing the protesting.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Oh happy day

What a glorious week.
Time to relive the Trump victory.
It's always best to skip to the end.
Brian Fallon: We had this issue where the Javits Center needed us out by 3 a.m. The decision was made that someone had to come out and address the crowd. 
Zara Rahim: There were die-hard Hillary supporters that were like, “We’re not going.” Folks who were sobbing and literally couldn’t move because they were so distraught. I remember pieces of memorabilia on the floor, little Hillary pins and “I believe that she will win” placards.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

That run down feeling

Legal Insurrection highlights the final days of the Virginia gubernatorial election.
While it’s not at all clear who will win on Tuesday, it is interesting to note that Democrats are concerned.  In an indication of Democrat worries about Gillespie pulling out a win, this race has moved from a “must win” for Democrats to “not the only race we’re focused on.”

What changed?

For years, Democrats loved Donna Brazile.
She ran campaigns.
She ran the Democratic National Committee.
She appeared on news channels.
Never a peep of complaint about her work.
Until her new book tour.
If she's lying now, why?
If not, the spinning must be fast and furious.
This and other claims from Brazile’s book which have come out in the last few hours only confirm me in thinking that her claims are at least self-serving, in other cases highly improbable and in some cases literally impossible.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Don't tug on Trump's cape

Don Surber has a lengthy list of those who attacked Donald Trump - and felt backlash in their lives.
Will they ever learn?

Odor of failure

Donna Brazile's new book should keep everybody talking this week.
Brazile paints a scathing portrait of Clinton as a well-intentioned, historic candidate whose campaign was badly mismanaged, took minority constituencies for granted and made blunders with “stiff” and “stupid” messages. The campaign was so lacking in passion for the candidate, she writes, that its New York headquarters felt like a sterile hospital ward where “someone had died."
Can't wait for President Trump's tweets on this.

Facebook quote of the week

It’s a tomato soup /grilled cheese kinda day.

Saturday song





Hoping for a nice day for a Saturday in the Park.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The college football season enters its final month with a berth in the ACC championship likely on the line.
Virginia Tech travels to unbeaten Miami Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The Hokies have just one conference loss - to Clemson five weeks ago.
Saturday's winner will likely claim the Coastal Division's spot in the ACC championship and keep hopes of a national title alive.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Tulsa takes on Memphis at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. FoxSports1 offers Utah-UCLA at 9:30 p.m. while NBC Sports network has Brown against Yale at 8 p.m.
Wisconsin travels to Indiana Saturday at noon on ABC, then Clemson visits North Carolina State at 3:30 p.m.
Fox has Penn State-Michigan State at noon followed by Stanford's clash with Washington State. Michigan meets Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.
Two of the top four teams in the first bowl championship poll play at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Georgia meets South Carolina on CBS while Wake Forest visits number three Notre Dame on NBC.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M taking on Auburn. Ohio State heads to Iowa at 3:30 p.m. with Texas tangling with TCU at 7:15 p.m. It's Arizona-USC in the nightcap at 10:45 p.m.
Missouri meets Florida on ESPN2 at noon and West Virginia hosts Iowa State at 3:30 p.m. SMU battles Central Florida at 7:15 p.m. before BYU faces Fresno State at 10:45 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Kansas State against Texas Tech at noon, then it's Bedlam with Oklahoma-Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. Oregon takes on Washington at 10 p.m.
Virginia hosts Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The ACC network carries Florida State-Syracuse at 12:20 p.m.
Baylor battles Kansas on MASN2 at noon while Liberty hosts Duquesne at 3:30 p.m. on MASN.
The Redskins travel to Seattle Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on Fox. CBS offers Ravens-Titans at 1 p.m. before the Chiefs take on the Cowboys.
Miami hosts the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and it's Lions-Packers Monday night on ESPN.
NASCAR heads to Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
ESPN brings Cavaliers-Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. and the Thunder takes on the Celtics at 9:30 p.m. The Capitals visit Boston Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Stoke City clashes with Leicester City Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Newcastle United against Bournemouth. Tottenham Hotspur faces Crystal Palace Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then it's Manchester City-Arsenal and Chelsea meeting Manchester United.
The MLS playoffs continue on ESPN Sunday with the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Toronto taking on the Red Bulls at 3 p.m. followed by New York City against Columbus at 5 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Koln meets Hoffenheim Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
The New York City marathon goes on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 a.m.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A lobbyist - just like Hillary's friends

I have been bothered by the Northam camp's attack on Ed Gillespie as a Washington insider.
It didn't seem to be a winning strategy.
When you think bad things about Washington, you may think lobbyists.
But you also think Democrats.
Now, the final week of the campaign, finds lobbyists in a bad light again.
Paul Manafort being a Republican doesn't help Gillespie.
But lobbyists like the Podesta being mentioned for the first time now doesn't help Northam.
Northam wants you to put him together with Barack Obama.
Instead, he's stuck with the seedy side of Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bring the brimstone

Scott Adams has a persuasive idea to deal with terrorists.
When a would-be terrorist considers his plans, he is probably 100% convinced that paradise awaits him, virgins and all. Our best counter-persuasion would involve injecting some doubt in that belief. Eternity is a long time to spend in Hell, so you might not want to take a five-percent chance of ending up there. A rational loser might risk a five-percent chance of prison, or even a five-percent chance of dying.  But a five-percent chance of burning in Hell for eternity is a scarier proposition.
It's what's waiting for you losers.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

What Allahu Akhbar means

The New York City terrorist said Allahu Akhbar during his attack.
CNN didn't use his exact words.
They must think Allahu Akhbar means "CNN is fake news."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oh my

Not a good day for Kevin Spacey.
Even George Takei is blasting him.
It looks like Spacey's career is collapsing like a ..... House of Cards.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Suck it up and keep driving

Going between Fishersville and Baltimore can mean a trip around the D.C. Beltway.
But I've been avoiding that when I can in recent years.
Especially during rush hour times.
Virginia thinks maybe tolls will help move commuters off the road and into transit.
Good luck with that.