Saturday, May 19, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

That moment when your daughter says "and that's what you're going to wear?" Lol. Umm, it's Mothers day. Sweat pants and a nap sounds heavenly.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hiring spies for 2020 campaign

So we're finding out the FBI put an informant into the Trump campaign.
Former Director of Intelligence James Clapper thinks it's not a bad thing.
So will Democrats approve if the Trump team suggests the FBI place informant in the campaigns of Democrats in 2020?
You never know what those Russians will do.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Guess who broke the law

Andrew McCarthy got his chance to read the New York Times' story on the investigation so far.
Powerline enjoys his insights.
At the height of the 2016 presidential race, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign. They used foreign-intelligence surveillance and informants.
That’s your crossfire hurricane.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Don't trust the probe

Investigations about Trump and Russia have been going on for over a year.
Why don't Trump supporters feel threatened?
Look at how this article starts out.
Under John Brennan, the CIA operated as an opposition research outfit for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
It's all a partisan hit job.
More reason to support Trump.
Instead of the swamp.

Monday, May 14, 2018

A new favorite soccer team

A team in the Israeli Premier League has decided to add "Trump" to its name.
How do you soccer fans feel about this?
It's a kick in the head for you.
For the team, it's a GOOOOOOOOOOOALLL.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The gang's all here

David Hess made his major league debut Saturday.
He had plenty of help in the stands.
The who's-who of his guest list, from parents and siblings to cousins and grandparents, teammates to team moms, and how they made it to Baltimore this weekend could chart a path of Hess' entire baseball life. The influence he had on all of them along the way meant they were happy to drop everything and meet Saturday at Camden Yards for him.
It turned out wrangling most of the clan was easier for the circumstances — Hess' wife, Devin, is graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in social work Sunday, and much of her family was planning to be in Morgantown to celebrate that. That included Hess' mother, Charlotte. Those plans changed late Thursday night.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

No kidding around

Via Althouse, words of wisdom from a writer that Michael Chabon's four kids are glad he ignored.
Once they're written, my books, unlike my children, hold no wonder for me; no mystery resides in them. Unlike my children, my books are cruelly unforgiving of my weaknesses, failings, and flaws of character. Most of all, my books, unlike my children, do not love me back. Anyway, if, 100 years hence, those books lie moldering and forgotten, I'll never know. That's the problem, in the end, with putting all your chips on posterity: You never stick around long enough to enjoy it.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

About that blue wave

Ace highlights the latest CNN poll, showing Republicans catching up with Democrats going into November 2018.
Democrats had had a 15 point advantage in enthusiasm -- 51% of Democrats said in the last poll that they were "very enthusiastic" to vote, to 36% of Republicans. That edge has now declined to 6%-- 50% to 44%.
Video of CNN making this sad announcement at the link.
Guy Benson wrote yesterday that the GOP had some good news in Tuesday's primaries apart from nominating electable candidates -- GOP turnout was up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Why listen to them?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a great answer to criticism by the Obama team over the Iran deal.
“I think based on each of those individuals’ lack of success in this entire process of foreign affairs, they would probably be the last three people that we would look to for advice and counsel on whether we have made the right decision.”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

McCain wishes he destroyed Republican party

The media have headlined this story differently - blaming Sarah Palin - but it appears John McCain doesn't regret picking her as his vice presidential nominee.
He wishes he had the guts to pick Joe Lieberman instead.
Lieberman, who was the Democratic nominee for vice president eight years prior.
You may not like Palin, but her brand of candidates now fill the House, Senate and White House.
There might not be a Republican party today if McCain had picked Lieberman to join his ticket.

Get a gun - because you never know

Kurt Schlichter advises a major reason to have a gun - based on his experiences during the L.A. Riots of 1992.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Have a nice trip. See you next fall

Via Instapundit, a grandfather in Ohio who tripped a fleeing suspect to help police end their chase safely.
He says he turned around to see a man with his hand in his waistband running towards him, and officers were lagging behind.
The quick-thinking grandfather then made the brave decision to trip the 18-year-old up, in a bid to help police detain him.
Police confirmed a Glock 9MM pistol containing 29 rounds of bullets was recovered from the scene.

Spending for tomorrow

Opponents of the tax cuts complain that it's tilted toward top earners.
Just a little going to the average man.
But what are the top companies doing with the extra money?
Spending on the future.
 Among the 130 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported results in this earnings season, capital spending increased by 39 percent, the fastest rate in seven years, data compiled by UBS AG show. Meanwhile, returns to shareholders are growing at a much slower pace, with net buybacks rising 16 percent. Dividends saw an 11 percent boost.
Just what the tax cut is supposed to do - grow the future.
Not the government.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Get that weak junk out of here

Robert Mueller went to court Friday.
The judge wasn't impressed.
On Friday morning, a federal judge accused Mueller’s team of weaponizing its prosecutorial authority in an effort to take down Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III suggested the special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is “about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment. President Trump’s prosecution or impeachment—that’s what you’re really after.”
Good job, your honor.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Who to follow

PJ Media lists the top conservative names on Twitter.
Find your favorites and follow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cryin' Wolf

I watched a few seconds of the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday.
I thought Michelle Wolf had a whiny, annoying voice.
That was the least of her problems.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Let the winning continue

Kurt Schlichter glories in the continued good run by Republicans and President Trump.
This is still huge – major black celebrities are refusing to be told what they can and cannot think and are actively pushing back against the backlash. And there’s a ton of backlash – the Democrats cannot afford to lose their lock on the minority vote – but minorities are now openly asking the question that terrifies liberals: “What have you done for us lately besides run your Chardonnay-guzzling mouths?”

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

Mortality check: CBS FM —- always known to me as the Oldies station — playing The Outfield (some of you remember)

Saturday song

Stumblin' Into the weekend with Suzi Quatro

Friday, April 27, 2018

This would be a tasteful pardon

Ace gets behind the idea of giving a pardon to Martha Stewart.
Pardon Martha Stewart, just on the outside chance that it might afford James Comey one more chance at introspection and honest self-examination.
He'll avoid that at all costs, of course-- but it would be righteous of us (and not self-serving and self-pleasing at all! Nope! Not in the least!) to afford him that chance at moral scorekeeping.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Best. Infinity War. Review. Ever.

Babylon Bee gets you ready to watch Avengers: Infinity War.
  • The plot was one of the best so far: the Avengers have to band together to stop Thanos from busting into a college classroom and yelling, “THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS!” It’s a real step up from some of the contrived plots of the past films.
  • We’re not entirely sure the Avengers teaming up with the High School Musical gang for the final confrontation with Thanos was the right tonal choice for the film.
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Plan your viewing

    The NHL will start the Conference semifinal round on Thursday.
    Tuesday is a rare night in April or May with no ice hockey.

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    How can I spark Twitter outrage?

    The prom here in Fishersville is less than two weeks away.
    Jay Feely showed how to bring controversy to prom pictures.
    Can I do something to top that?

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Man, I feel like a Trump voter

    Shania Twain said she would join the Trump train.
    “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both,” she told the outlet. “If I were voting, I just don’t want bull----. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

    Look at what Trump's doing right

    The Weekly Standard gives kudos to President Trump for many of his recent actions.
    Before Trump, Assad could use chemical weapons with impunity; after Trump, he pays a steep price. BT, China could plunder American intellectual property and disregard the rules of the trading system that it has manipulated in its rise to power; AT, it fears Trump’s tariffs sufficiently to begin modifying its unfair trading practices. BT, Russia could wage cyberwar on the U.S. electoral system without fear of response from America; AT, Putin and his oligarch cronies find themselves being cut off from access to the world financial system. BT, the economy was mired in sub-trend growth; AT and his tax cut, growth is up. BT, in the post-war years most presidents projected a dignity of sorts; AT, presidential dignity is not even considered a virtue.