Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The NFL has been playing regular season games in London since 2007.
The Baltimore Ravens haven't been part of the action - until this weekend.
The Ravens take on the Jaguars Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in a contest that will stream on Yahoo.
The Jaguars have split their four appearances in London, with wins the past two years.
CBS has a pair of contests Sunday, with the Steelers meeting the Bears at 1 p.m. before the Packers taking on the Bengals. Fox brings the Giants and Eagles at 1 p.m.
The Redskins host the Raiders on NBC Sunday night, and it's Cowboys-Cardinals on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, British Columbia hosts Hamilton Friday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2. Calgary clashes with Saskatchewan Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Virginia tangles with Boise State at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, and it's Utah-Arizona on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
Florida State faces North Carolina State at noon Saturday on ABC, with some areas showing that game on ESPN2 and Houston-Texas Tech on ABC.
ABC's day continues when California clashes with Southern Cal at 3:30 p.m. and Iowa meets Penn State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama visits Vanderbilt on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Fox brings Michigan-Purdue at 4 p.m. followed by Michigan State against Notre Dame.
ESPN begins its day at noon with Arkansas taking on Texas A&M, then it's Oklahoma State-TCU. Georgia goes against Mississippi State at 7 p.m. with UCLA-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson clashes with Boston College on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. It's LSU-Syracuse at 7 p.m. before Hawaii takes on Wyoming at 10:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Georgia Tech on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Central Florida travels to Maryland at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Baylor battles Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m. and Colorado meets Washington at 10 p.m.
James Madison begins CAA play against Maine on MASN at 1:30 p.m.
Kent State visits Louisville on Comcast at noon.
The Orioles meet the Rays on MASN2 for the weekend, while the Nationals continue to gear up for the postseason, meeting the Mets over the weekend on MASN.
The Cubs and Brewers get coverage Friday on ESPN, Saturday afternoon on Fox and Sunday on TBS, while Fox also shows Angels-Astros. ESPN closes the weekend with the Astros against Angels Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR visits New Hampshire Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series races in Kentucky Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while the Truck Series goes at New Hampshire on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
The 30 best golfers of the season gather for the PGA tour championship, with coverage on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The NHL preseason gets going on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8 p.m. when the Blues battle the Penguins.
The Capitals host the Blues Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast before taking on the Hurricanes Saturday at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Bundesliga play between Hannover and Koln Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester City-Crystal Palace. Brighton and Hove Albion goes against Newcastle United Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
Atlanta tangles with Montreal in MLS play Sunday at 5 p.m. on Fox, and Portland visits Orlando on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
Virginia takes on North Carolina on Comcast-plus Friday at 7 p.m.
There's women's volleyball between top-ranked Minnesota and Michigan State at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan battles Wisconsin at 3 p.m. while Kansas and Kansas State meet Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump knows his audience

President Trump's approval ratings have begun to tick upwards.
What should his detractors think?
The man knows box office. Just think of how this is going to drive the “resistance” left out of its mind. Chuck and Nancy are “normalizing” Trump. He can’t be “literally Hitler” if Chuck and Nancy keep smiling on the couch and announcing the framework of deals.
Trump keeps on out-smarting those who think he's not so smart.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

That's the ticket

Just a few days until the big Charlottesville concert.
Some of those who won free tickets are still waiting for them to arrive.
Maybe we should be more concerned about mail delivery than statues.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time

Did you enjoy President Trump using "Rocket Man" in Tuesday's speech to the United Nations?
Scott Adams did.
The left better get used to Trump being President.
Cause I think he's gonna be there a long, long time.

Undefeated teams watch

Thanks to the Hurricane Irma postponement, we have two 1-0 teams - Miami and Tampa Bay - along with those who started 2-0.
Week 3 brings just one matchup of undefeated teams - Atlanta against Detroit.
The 1972 Dolphins are watching.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mowing 'em down

Ed Driscoll gives a lengthy look at the boy who mowed the Rose Garden lawn - and the over-the-top reactions.
This photo-op is such a pretty nifty small win all around for Trump; it humanizes him next to the 11-year old kid and by reminding voters how much PR Giaccio is going to get now that he can use this in his marketing efforts. Having Giaccio at the White House wanting to promote his business contrasts Trump with Obama trolling America via “clock boy” last year. And the White House PR team had to know when they scheduled it that someone in the DNC-MSM would find some way of freaking out – Trump could say “Nice day today,” and a lefty scold would shout, “But what about global warming???!!!!”

Keep abreast of the situation

Kurt Schlichter enjoyed watching the exchange between the CNN anchor and her interviewee who likes two things.
And wants to fight those who demand silence from the conservative side.
Basically, if you don't have any female body parts, you're just wrong all of the time. Unless you have fake female body parts and betrayed your country; then you are America's greatest hero and a martyr to Harvard's infamous legacy of transphobia. Or something.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dud with THUD

Poor Dana Milbank.
Wondering if Bernie Sanders' healthcare proposal will cover Trump Hypertensive Unexplained Disorder.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Well hung fellow

Harvard withdrew its offer for Bradley/Chelsea Manning to be a fellow.
Manning hung up when getting the news.
Manning ended the conversation on Thursday as the dean, Douglas Elmendorf, tried to justify to her his decision to cancel the fellowship only a day after it had been announced. The dean had said he needed to talk to Manning “urgently” after CIA figures first raised their objection to Harvard offering the whistleblower a place among its 2017-18 visiting speaker program – raising the prospect that one of America’s most prestigious academic institutions had kowtowed to pressure from the intelligence services.
Why did Harvard do this?
I guess they decided to rely on intelligence.

Facebook quote of the week

Another three-and-out. Fourth punt in the first 7 minutes
Still no first downs
I think the team that does not fall asleep wins the game

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Sixteen drivers have a shot at the NASCAR Monster Series Cup championship.
One is going for title number eight.
Jimmie Johnson and the rest of the playoff contenders hit the track at Chicagoland Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Johnson won his seventh championship last year, joining Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. with that number. He opens the playoff season in fifth place after winning three times during the first 26 races.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Orioles have a series with the Yankees on MASN. The Nationals host the Dodgers for the weekend. There's coverage on MASN2 Friday, moving to Fox Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night.
Fox also offers Mariners-Astros Saturday, and the Royals visit the Indians on FoxSports1 at 4 p.m.
The Ravens battle the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., and Fox brings two contests - the Eagles facing the Chiefs at 1 p.m. and Redskins against Rams at 4:25 p.m. The Falcons open their new stadium against the Packers on NBC Sunday night, with the Lions taking on the Giants on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday when Illinois visits South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by Arizona-UTEP.
UCLA travels to Memphis Saturday at noon on ABC, then BYU meets Wisconsin. In primetime, Louisville hosts Clemson.
Florida faces Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Fox offers Army-Ohio State at 4:30 p.m. followed by Texas-USC.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Oklahoma State's visit to Pittsburgh. Notre Dame goes against Boston College at 3:30 p.m., then Mississippi State meets LSU at 7 p.m. Mississippi takes on California at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia clashes with Connecticut on ESPN2 at noon, followed by North Texas-Iowa. Top-ranked Alabama takes on Colorado State at 7 p.m. and its San Jose State against Utah in the nightcap.
Nebraska battles Northern Illinois at noon on FoxSports1.
Duke takes on Baylor on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
The PGA tour's playoff field will reach 30 after this weekend's tournament on NBC Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Bournemouth battles Brighton & Hove Albion Friday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Crystal Palace clashes with Southampton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. Manchester United meets Everton Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich meets Mainz 05 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Comcast brings ACC soccer between Boston College and Clemson Friday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and there's practice Friday at 8:30 a.m.
The IndyCar circuit visits Sonoma Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with practice Friday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Understanding Trump

Scott Adams brings his ideas to today's news about the dreamers and border security.
Trading Imaginary Assets for Real Ones: If we believe initial reports from Pelosi, Schumer, and Trump, there will be some sort of deal for greater border security in exchange for allowing DACA folks to stay in the country. But realistically, the DACA folks couldn’t have been rounded up and deported without a civil war. So President Trump traded an imaginary asset (the idea of deporting the DACA folks) for something potentially real in terms of greater border security funding.
If you doubt Trump today, you join a long line of people who didn't think he'd become president.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What else you got, Democrats?

Legal Insurrection wonders if Democrats are overplaying their hand with Trump hate.
So there’s something going on here that the Dem insiders are picking up that rings true: People don’t have to like Trump to vote for him. And the more people attack him hysterically and unreasonably, the more they help him.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do you know the way to sand, Jose?

With Hurricane Irma done, attention can turn to Hurricane Jose.
It's been spinning in the Atlantic for the past few days.
Hopefully it will spin away from the east coast.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Your time is up

Will Hillary Clinton really get out of the way now?
It’s not hard to guess why Hillary might want to keep going. She lost a winnable race to a candidate the left hates. If she exits the stage now it’s pretty arguable that Trump’s presidency becomes the last word on her legacy. Hillary clearly is not ready to accept that.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

On the solar and wind front

The looming hurricane has climate change proponents in action - this storm is so bad because you don't listen to us.
So solar and wind power and we'll have a better future, they say.
They point to Europe.
But Germany is going to fall short on its targets for 2020.
The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less than three years to go the country remains far from achieving that goal. Berlin already admitted that the 40 percent goal likely wasn’t possible, and instead lowered its sights to a 35 percent reduction, but even that seems unlikely now. A new study from the green think tank Agora Energiewende says Germany is likely to achieve only a 30-31 percent reduction.
Maybe nature has more input into the hurricane than man's energy use.

Happy "Watch TV reporters get drenched" day

It's Hurricane Irma landfall day.
People are snug in their shelters, or outside the storm zone.
TV reporters from all the networks are spread across the state.
Getting wet.
Getting blown by heavy wind.
Plenty of coverage of stock footage over phone calls with city officials in the storm's path.
I've just summarized the whole day on the network.
You can watch other things most of the day and be informed.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday song

Everybody is against the wind today.

Facebook quote of the week

South Florida friends... Are you staying or going? If you are staying... are you going to a shelter? If you are going... where are you going?

Friday, September 8, 2017

The looming disaster

When we get through the weekend, a disaster awaits us - Hillary Clinton's newest book.
Therapists are standing by.

Weekend watchdog

It's not fantasy - the new NFL season has begun.
After Thursday's season opener, the campaign gets going Sunday as Fox has the first doubleheader of the season - the Redskins hosting the Eagles at 1 p.m. before the Seahawks tangle with the Packers.
CBS offers Ravens-Bengals at 1 p.m.
NBC begins its Sunday night coverage with Giants at Cowboys.
 ESPN has its season-opening twinbill on Monday night, with the Saints taking on Vikings at 7 p.m. followed by Chargers meeting the Broncos.
The college football weekend begins Friday when Oklahoma State takes on South Alabama on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. Ohio meets Purdue on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday's action on ABC starts at noon with Cincinnati-Michigan. Penn State battles with Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m., with Ohio State hosting Oklahoma in a top-10 contest at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Georgia on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
CBS starts its SEC coverage with Arkansas taking on TCU at 3:30 p.m.
Nebraska heads to Oregon on Fox at 4:30 p.m., followed by Stanford-USC at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN begins its day at noon when Louisville visits North Carolina. In primetime, Auburn clashes with Clemson at 7 p.m. before Boise State meets Washington State.
Iowa and Iowa State tangle on ESPN2 at noon, then top-ranked Alabama takes on Fresno State. It's South Carolina-Missouri at 7 p.m. with Utah's contest with BYU at 10:15 p.m.
Oregon State hosts Minnesota at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Georgia Tech tangles with Jacksonsville State on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
MASN2 has three contests Saturday, starting at noon with Charlotte's clash with Kansas State. It's Central Michigan against Kansas at 4 p.m. and Baylor battles Texas-San Antonio at 8 p.m.
The Orioles take on the Indians Friday on MASN, moving to Fox Saturday and ESPN Sunday night.
The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend, with games on MASN2 Friday and moving back to MASN Saturday and Sunday.
Fox also shows Yankees-Rangers Saturday at 1 p.m., while TBS brings Dodgers against Rockies Sunday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR finalizes its Monster Cup playoff field at Richmond Saturday on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN has the finals of the U.S. Open, with the women taking the court Saturday at 4 p.m. and the men Sunday at 4 p.m. along with the women's double title match Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's men's semifinals Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN, after doubles at noon on ESPN2.
Comcast has ACC soccer between Virginia Tech and Duke Friday at 7 p.m.
Manchester City meets Liverpool Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then it's Arsenal-Bournemouth. Burnley battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Swansea City tangles with Newcastle United at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Freiburg faces Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Columbus clashes with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
There's a pair of WNBA playoff games on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You make me feel like a natural puppet

America's Got Talent has a star in Darci Lynne and her puppets.
Even the one who thinks she likes Simon.

Fun at Harvard

The Other McCain visits Harvard, seeing if he can walk across the yard without students fainting.
Well, if everybody is welcome at Harvard, probably they won’t mind me wandering around campus checking out the student scene. My plan is to meet up with Republican students on campus — believe it or not, there are at least two — and maybe grab a pizza and a few cold beverages.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on the storm

What do people want to talk about this week?
The one that messed with Texas and the one aiming at Florida.
Be prepared as the time comes.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Our finest whine

The excerpts from Hillary Clinton's new book get better and better.
Instead of the Russians, now it's Bernie's fault.
Bernie Sanders and his male followers.
She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign."
Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much."
Nothing will boost your standing among Bernie supporters more than saying they enabled Trump.

Dream on

President Trump's decision on the Dream Act - end it, maybe mend it - has the political world enflamed again.
Will Trump really pull the plug?
Will Congress offer something people will like?
Which way will Obama's entrance push the discussion?
One thing's for sure.
Nobody's talking about Russia this week.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Not a good look

The Virginia campaign season traditionally begins with Labor Day activities in Buena Vista.
There's a breakfast, then a parade and speeches in a local park.
Democrats came for the breakfast.
And skipped the rest of the activities.
Guess the people of Buena Vista don't fall for Democratic scare tactics like other areas in the state.

Work hard

A reminder that today's day off for Labor Day is meant to celebrate the hard work that built the country.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Song test

Looks like YouTube has changed its sharing to blogs. Bob Seger gets the test run.

Trump and friends

Donald Trump visited hurricane victims in Houston Saturday.
How do you like these pictures, Trump haters?