Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Diverse like me

Via Instapundit, Rod Dreher look at diversity's attack on those outside its preferred circle.
These “diversity” programs, such as the one A.B. had to endure, amount to catechesis in the righteousness of dhimmitude. Is there any wonder that people disadvantaged by this religion are sick and tired of it? Having taught the masses to think of themselves in terms of identity categories, the clerisy is shocked to find that the unclean, the Deplorables, are doing just that, but rejecting the idea that their identity defiles them.

Kaine knows protest violence

Senator Tim Kaine has complaints about President Trump's comments on Charlottesville.
Perhaps his son gave him pointers on proper violent protest protocol.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Who pays Kessler's bills?

An interesting bit from ZeroHedge via Instapundit - there was a CNN contributor a few years ago named Jason Kessler.
Same guy as the Charlottesville Kessler?
Who knows?
He does, for sure.
The question arises because there are internet sleuths going after the attendees of Saturday's rally.
A guy at a hot dog stand in California.
A guy from South Carolina.
They thought they found a guy in Arkansas, but he just looked like a person in the pictures.
Are they going after Kessler and his employer?
If not, why not?
I doubt he's independently wealthy.
There's a story for the media to chase.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The story will come out

Did the police in Charlottesville back off, allowing the violence to grow?
Sources say yes.
 However, McKelway says: "I can say, having been in Emancipation Park from early on that morning, that what I saw with my own two eyes confirms what this law enforcement source told us. At least from all visible appearances. We saw people coming out of that park who had headwounds, who were bleeding from the head, people walking into that park with bats, with sticks -- you saw what they were wearing -- helmets, body armor, they had come -- and this pertains to both sides -- they had come to do damage.. you cannot help but notice from that video that police had been more pro-active, they could have potentially calmed this thing down to some degree."

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gasoline on the fire

A day's worth of coverage and little context - just more fuel of anger on the fire lit Saturday in Charlottesville.
The days ahead will move from pundits and biased eyewitnesses to the legal system.
We'll see how well that goes.

David Duke, who's he?

If you think people voted for Donald Trump because they listened to David Duke, then you listen to David Duke more than Trump voters do.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

Watching Have Gun Will Travel in crisp black and white. Edgar Buchanan (guest) and Richard Boone. Boone is smoking a real cigar

Hot time, summer in the city

All three news channels have coverage of the rallies in Charlottesville Saturday.
Can't we all just get along?

Saturday song

Olivia Newton-John has the magic.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Weekend watchdog

It's Bay vs. Bay weekend in major league baseball.
The Nationals are home to San Francisco, while the Orioles continue a west coast swing in Oakland. The Nationals will be on MASN, with Orioles' contests with the A's on MASN2.
The Yankees host the Red Sox Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday night on ESPN. TBS offers Indians-Rays Sunday afternoon.
NFL network has several live games opening weekend of NFL exhibition games, including the Cowboys facing the Rams Saturday at 9 p.m. and the Los Angeles Chargers' first home preseason contest Sunday at 8 p.m. against the Seahawks.
North of the border, British Columbia clashes with Saskatchewan Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Little League baseball's road to Williamsport continues with six games on ESPN Friday, with six more Saturday at 11 a.m.
NASCAR's Monster Series visits Michigan Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series rolls through Mid-Ohio Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, while the Truck Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's time for the final golf major championship of the year, with CBS covering the PGA championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the United States' women's amateur championship Sunday at 4 p.m. The semifinals are Saturday at 4 p.m., after quarterfinals Friday at 6 p.m.
The new Premier League season gets going Friday at 3 p.m. with Arsenal taking on Leicester City on NBC Sports network. Watford faces Liverpool Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Chelsea-Burnley. NBC has Manchester City meets Brighton and Hove Albion at 12:30 p.m. Newcastle United battles Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 8:25 a.m. with Manchester United against West Ham United at 10:55 a.m.
Real Madrid battles Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
The Galaxy host New York City Saturday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.
Phoenix meets Dallas in WNBA action Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The road to the U.S. Open tennis tournament continues with the Rogers Cup Friday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2. There's more action Friday at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday at 1 and 6 p.m. The finals are Sunday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hung jury

Major League Baseball will have a nickname weekend at the end of August.
Will fans be impressed by their players' choices?
Aaron Judge will wear All Rise.
Fans will probably be a hung jury.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We'll miss you

After a long battle with Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell passed away today.
He left memories even when his failed.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fishersville's first eclipse forecast

The Weather Channel website gives you a forecast for the next 15 days.
Eclipse Day August 21 now falls within that window.
What does the long-term outlook look like for Fishersville?
A 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms and high of 82 degrees.
It's summer.
There's almost always a chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon.
Two weeks until we find out.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy Sharknado Day

I just turned the TV to SyFy, and it's Sharknado day.
Who's ready for 8 p.m. and the newest installment?

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The picture will make you hungry

Instapundit features another lefty whining about Chick-fil-A.
Most people will see the picture of the chicken sandwich, then get in the car to get one.
Before they close Saturday night.

Faces of global warming

A new report gives us something else to blame for global warming.
Our dogs and cats.

Go ahead.
Tell them to change their diets and habits.

Facebook quote of the week

I'm such a bum. After a hard day's work, a lot of people just want to go out and have a brewski or two. I just want to relax on my couch with a cold glass of strawberry lemonade.

Saturday song

Don't fear Blue Oyster Cult.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Know your eclipses - Staunton division

The media storm is building about the solar eclipse in 17 days.
But there's more to see in the sky over the next few years in the Staunton area.

Weekend watchdog

The NFL preseason has begun.
Saturday, the stars of the past get their due.
The NFL inducts its newest class of Hall of Famers Saturday at 7 p.m. on NFL network and ESPN.
The Orioles host the Tigers, with Friday's game on MASN before moving to MASN2 Saturday and Sunday.
MASN has the Nationals' series with the Cubs Friday through Sunday, and TBS carries the Sunday contest.
The Mets host the Dodgers on FoxSports1 Saturday afternoon and ESPN Sunday night.
Senior League baseball has its international final Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, with the Intermediate championship game Sunday at 9 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Watkins Glen, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
CBS has the World Golf Championship Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Fox has the German Super Cup between Borussia Dormund and Bayern Munich Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
It's the MLS battle of New York Sunday at 6 p.m. followed by Kansas City-Atlanta on FoxSports1. ESPN shows the Timbers and Galaxy Sunday at 4 p.m.
There's an international friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus Saturday at 12:25 p.m. on ESPN.
The Mystics host the Mercury Sunday at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
Junior League softball holds its final Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 and it's the Senior League title tilt Sunday at 2 p.m.
On the road to the U.S. Open, ESPN2 shows the Bank of the West Classic Sunday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Change in West Virginia

West Virginia governor Jim Justice took advantage of President Trump's visit to the state to announce he'll become a Republican.
Let the fun begin in the Mountain State.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Suit yourself

It's been less than a week since a construction crew cut an electrical cable on the North Carolina Outer Banks.
The lawyers are already hard at work.
The lawsuit alleges that PCL claimed it could save $60 million and work on an accelerated schedule to win a contract to replace the Bonner Bridge. It says that power lines were cut during construction work on the bridge, which crosses the Oregon Inlet from Bodie Island to Hatteras Island.
As a result of the cut cable, Hatteras and Ocracoke islands lost power and utility companies have used generators to provide power to the islands. The generators were not enough to provide sustained power to all of both islands, resulting in rolling blackouts. In a news release, Wallace and Graham said “tens of thousands” of residents and tourists have been forced to evacuate the islands since Friday.
Let's see the lawyers work through the night to build something.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


The Boston Globe tries to tie the coming eclipse with territory won by Donald Trump.
There's another eclipse coming in the spring of 2024.
That will cover plenty of Trump territory too, as we prepare to vote for a new president after Trump's eight years in office.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lower forever

Are you enjoying gas prices around $2/gallon?
Remember when Democrats didn't think that would ever happen?
The Energy Information Administration projects that, next year, U.S. oil production will average almost 10 billion barrels a day, which would beat the previous record of 9.6 billion in 1970. What's more, a quarter of this production is coming from one oil field: the Permian Basin in West Texas.
Those "obscene" industry profits? They've fallen as well. ExxonMobil's (XOM) revenue in 2016 was about half what it was in 2011. In its most recent quarter, the company earned $3.4 billion — or 78 cents share. In the same quarter in 2011 it earned $10.7 billion, or $2.18 a share.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekend watchdog

With July 31 looming, the major league baseball deadline for non-waiver trades has everybody thinking of the postseason.
Washington hosts a pair of teams aiming for October baseball this weekend as the Nationals host the Rockies on MASN.
The Nationals have a big lead in the NL East, while Colorado battles Arizona for the two wild card spots - several games ahead of the defending champion Cubs.
The Orioles visit Texas for the weekend on MASN2.
FoxSports1 has the Dodgers against the Giants Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by the Marlins meeting the Reds. The Cubs take on the Brewers Sunday at 2 p.m. on TBS, with the Dodgers facing the Giants on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR's Monster Cup Series heads to Pocono for the weekend, with coverage Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series will be in Iowa Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC and the Truck Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network carries the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
North of the border, the PGA Tour's Canadian Open will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
British Columbia clashes with Edmonton Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Baltimore battles Philadelphia in the Arena Football League Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
It's Real Madrid-Barcelona in the International Champions Cup Saturday at 7:55 p.m., while ESPN2 has Chelsea's clash with Internazionale at 7:30 a.m. and Manchester City taking on Tottenham Hotspur at 6 p.m. Roma faces Juventus Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Atlanta takes on Orlando City on Fox Saturday at 5 p.m. The Galaxy goes against Seattle Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN and it's Toronto-New York City Sunday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 carries the U.S. Girls Junior Championship Saturday at 2 p.m. The semifinals are Friday at 3 p.m.
The Mystics host Connecticut in WNBA play Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The road to the U.S. Open starts with the Atlanta Open on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m.
The World Aquatics Championships continues on NBC Sports network Thursday at 11:30 a.m., with more action Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Another Meh movie

This weekend, moviegoers have a choice.
They can watch "The Emoji Movie," starring Meh.
Or say "Meh" to another Al Gore environmental disaster movie.
Gore is a smug man, and he perhaps reaches peak smugness in the new film when he is seen telling an audience: “Ten years ago [now eleven], when the movie An Inconvenient Truth came out, the single most criticized scene was an animated scene showing that the combination of sea-level rise and storm surge would put the ocean water into the 9/11 memorial site, which was then under construction. And people said, ‘That’s ridiculous. What a terrible exaggeration.’” Smash cut to: Hurricane Sandy, and the flooding of downtown Manhattan and the World Trade Center area, in October of 2012. If Gore had a sense of humor, he would play a sample of Nelson Muntz’s iconic “HAW-ha” from The Simpsons. 
Except Gore is here misleading us about his own earlier prediction. In An Inconvenient Truth Gore didn’t say anything about lower Manhattan getting inundated because of a passing storm. He showed the tip of the island disappearing underwater because of melting ice in the North Atlantic, not because a hurricane happened to strike the area at high tide and during a full moon. There’s a fairly critical distinction between the two scenarios: One is permanent. Lower Manhattan may someday be uninhabitable by anyone who doesn’t have gills, but it’s silly for Gore to claim this happened five years ago.At least there's baseball and Big Bang Theory.