Sunday, September 25, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

Eight teams entered the week 2-0.
The Patriots and Eagles handed the Texans and Steelers their first loss of the campaign.
The Giants fell to the Redskins.
The Ravens, Vikings and Broncos marched onto 3-0.
There's no matchup of unbeatens next week - the Eagles have a bye - but the potential still exists down the line.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Vandals helping Trump

Don Surber found a story from Pennsylvania on the battle of political signs.
It starts with a man who has now ordered three signs from Trump.
The first two were vandalized.
So the vandals gave Donald Trump $170.
The man bought two additional signs he would not have done if the vandals had left the first one alone.
Donald Trump thanks you vandals for the extra money.
But there's not much money for Hillary, according to another person in the comments.
“Clinton signs aren’t being vandalized because no one feels strongly pro-Clinton enough to buy a sign,” posted Hollis Marzario Weston.

Let the Flowers bloom

We're a day away from the first presidential debate and we're talking about Gennifer Flowers.
And it's the 2016 debate, not the 1992 debate.
The Clintons think they win when talk turns to past scandals.
But years and years of scandal may be finally too much to ignore the pattern.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy anniversary, Nirvana

Several mentions on the 25th anniversary of the release of "Smells like Teen Spirit."
Without the album, we would not have had Weird Al's parody.

Recycling update

Another run to the local recycling center - where they know my name.
Another 40 cents per pound.

Facebook quote of the week

Hardy was safe...another screw up by MLB replay.

Saturday song

How much gas does the Chrysler use to drive the 15 miles to the Love Shack?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend watchdog

It's a few weeks until the NHL season starts.
But the best of the world have plenty to play for this weekend.
The World Cup of Hockey enters its elimination round Saturday with the matchup between Canada and Russia on ESPN2 Saturday at 7 p.m. Team Europe meets Sweden Sunday at 1 p.m., with the winners meeting in a best-of-three series starting Tuesday.
The United States team gets a few days of rest after losing in the group round.
Baseball's postseason run continues, with the Nationals visiting the Pirates on MASN while the Orioles host the Diamondbacks on MASN2.
The NL Central champion Cubs host the Cardinals Friday afternoon on ESPN, Saturday on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. ESPN2 brings Yankees-Blue Jays Friday at 7 p.m. The Tigers take on the Royals on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m. and TBS has the Yankees and Jays Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Ravens meet the Jaguars Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by Steelers-Eagles. The Redskins try to bounce back against the Giants on Fox. NBC brings the Cowboys and Bears Sunday night, with Falcons-Saints Sunday on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday as TCU takes on SMU Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and it's Utah-Southern Cal on FoxSports1 at 9 p.m.
The ACC network has Virginia Tech's game with East Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
ABC starts Saturday with Florida State-South Florida at noon, followed by Michigan hosting Penn State. In primetime, Stanford takes on UCLA.
Tennessee faces Florida on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
It's Duke-Notre Dame on NBC at 3:30 p.m. and Fox offers Baylor-Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m.
Georgia takes on Mississippi on ESPN at noon. Auburn battles LSU at 6 p.m. and Texas A&M tangles with Arkansas at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 has Iowa-Rutgers at noon, then West Virginia hosts BYU. Arizona State meets California at 10 p.m.
Oregon State meets Boise State on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m.
Virginia tries to get its first win against Central Michigan at noon on Comcast. William & Mary hosts Elon at 7 p.m.
Iowa State takes on San Jose State at noon on MASN2.
NASCAR heads to New Hampshire, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity race goes Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
The PGA tour's top 30 golfers meet in the Tour Championship on NBC Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Manchester United faces Leicester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Hull City and Arsenal against Chelsea. West Ham United battles Southampton Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
The Galaxy take on Seattle Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 brings New England's clash with Columbus at 7 p.m.
Seattle meets Houston in women's soccer Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Comcast has Army-Navy in college soccer Friday at 7 p.m.
Chicago hosts a second round WNBA playoff game Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rundown on "Run them down"

DaTech Guy compiles information on Instapundit's banishment and reinstatement from Twitter.
I have no idea if any explanation was given, I joked it was because he knows a lot of lawyers but re-reading his post on the subject I think I have isolated the twelve words Glenn wrote that really caused the suspension to be lifted
Twitter can do without me, as I can certainly do without Twitter.
Glenn Reynolds is a traffic machine, anyone who has ever gotten an instalanche knows this to be true, The only real value that twitter has is the ability to provide advertisers access to the tens to hundreds of thousands of people who want to see the tweets of a traffic machine like Glenn.

Did police say "stagger around"

The video from Tulsa raises questions - even from Donald Trump.
Bearing Arms tries to analyze what you can't hear.
Starting with the basic.
Unfortunately for all concerned, Crutcher does not obey lawful commands to freeze, and walks back to his vehicle.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Busy bee

I enjoy watching TBS.
They have Big Bang Theory reruns, and will have baseball playoffs in October.
Unfortunately, they also have Samantha Bee.
Her commercials are quite annoying.
Looks like she is as well.
Electing Donald Trump will be the best medicine for her.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's a gas, California

Here's the big news of the day - California is trying to regulate cow farts.
Alfred E. Neuman gives his opinion.

Undefeated teams watch

Week 3 in the NFL will get going with a battle of unbeaten teams - New England and Houston.
There's another matchup of unbeatens Sunday - the Steelers and the Eagles.
Four other teams join them at 2-0.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins keep watching.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Let the anger flow

Huffington Post runs a list of groups to blame if Hillary Clinton loses.
They want to avoid blaming Hillary.
But there's no reason not to blame her in a loss.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More pipelines

Have you noticed gas prices jumping this weekend?
They went up when the gasoline pipeline under our feet went down in Alabama.
There's one main pipeline between Houston and New Jersey.
Any problem along the line impacts the South Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic.
Locally, people in Augusta and Nelson counties don't want a natural gas pipeline to come through.
They may use this pipeline disruption to prove their point.
But people still need energy to get to them.
The proposed pipeline is for the people, not just Dominion and its shareholders.
We all benefit with lower energy prices when supply can reach the demand.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

In the 32 team NFL, after Week 1 sixteen teams stand 1-0 and sixteen 0-1.
You'd think the second weekend would have a few matchups between 1-0 teams.
Sadly, it's only three this year.
The Bengals play the Steelers, Texans play the Chiefs and Sunday night the Packers meet the Vikings.
We are only guaranteed three 2-0 teams after two weeks (barring a few tie, of course).
It's early, but the 1972 Miami Dolphins are already watching.

Tsunami of unease

The New York Times has a great turn of phrase about worried Democrats.
But as Hillary Clinton lurches toward Election Day, her supporters at times seem overwhelmed by a tsunami of unease, exacerbated by Mrs. Clinton’s bout of pneumonia and a slow-footed acknowledgment of the illness. They are confronting a question they had assumed, just a few weeks ago, they would not need to consider in a race against the most unpopular presidential nominee in modern times: Could Mrs. Clinton actually blow this?
Yes, she will blow this.

Weekend watchdog

There's 10 races left in the NASCAR season.
And 16 drivers eligible to claim the championship.
The NASCAR Chase for the Cup playoffs open Sunday at Chicagoland, with coverage on NBC Sports network at 2:30 p.m.
Rookies Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon are among the 16 vying for the title, while Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski earned their way into the Chase with four victories already this season.
The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC, while the Truck Series hits the track on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The second week of NFL play brings a big rivalry - the Redskins battle the Cowboys on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m.
CBS offers Ravens-Browns at 1 p.m. and Colts against the Broncos at 4:25 p.m. The Vikings host the Packers in their new stadium Sunday on NBC, while the Eagles visit the Bears Monday on ESPN.
The Orioles host the Rays, with games on MASN2 Friday and Sunday and on MASN Saturday. The Nationals visit the Braves on MASN Friday and Sunday, with Saturday's game on Fox.
The Red Sox and Yankees battle Saturday on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN, with Tigers-Indians on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1:10 on TBS.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Baylor battles Rice on ESPN at 8 p.m. and it's Arizona State against Texas-San Antonio on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday starts on ABC with a top 10 contest between Florida State and Louisville at noon. Oregon heads to Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. and in primetime it's Stanford-USC.
Top-ranked Alabama meets Mississippi on CBS at 3:30 p.m. while Fox has Ohio State taking on Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame tangles with Michigan State on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
Appalachian State hosts Miami on ESPN at noon and Pittsburgh travels to Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. It's Auburn-Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and Texas takes on California at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has Iowa-North Dakota State at noon. In primetime, LSU hosts Mississippi State at 7 p.m. before BYU plays UCLA at 10:15 p.m.
TCU takes on Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1.
Georgia Tech clashes with Vanderbilt on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast has three contests Saturday, starting with South Carolina State against Clemson at noon. James Madison visits North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. before Navy takes on Tulane at 7 p.m.
Kansas State hosts Florida Atlantic on MASN2 at 2:30 p.m., with Texas Tech taking on Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m.
The World Cup of Hockey starts Saturday at 3:30 p.m. as the United States battles Europe on ESPN2. It's North America-Finland Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 after Russia meets Sweden at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
In Bundesliga Soccer, FoxSports1 shows FC Koln against SC Freiburg Friday at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 9 a.m., it's FC Bayern Munich facing FC Ingolstadt 04.
The United States women take on the Netherlands in an International friendly Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Dallas plays Indiana in WNBA on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Take the deplorable test

Howie Carr of the Boston Herald helps you find if you're deplorable or not.

The healthy candidate

Donald Trump's visit to Dr. Oz impressed Powerline.
I’ve been blessed with excellent health so far and my lab results are almost always good. But with the exception of his weight (236 pounds on a 6-3 frame), Trump’s results were better than mine just about across-the-board. And he’s older than I am.
Dr. Oz was impressed. He told Trump that if he received these results for a patient of his, he would congratulate the patient and send him on his way.
Next patient.
Where are you, Hillary Clinton?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where can you move at this late date?

The ACC has decided to move its football championship game out of Charlotte.
The game is scheduled for Dec. 3.
Where can you move a big game like this less than three months before kickoff?
It's won't bother the transgender fans - none of them were going to the game anyway.
The ACC didn't use it's A game in this decision.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This is how you do it

Orioles' pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez officially became an American citizen Monday.
He's been in professional baseball in the United States for many years.
But no shortcuts becoming a citizen.
The process took him five years.
“It’s a great experience,” he said. “It’s a process you have to go through that takes a long time, and then when you finally get it, it’s an amazing feeling.”
“I’ve been part of this country since I was 19 years old, and this country has given me the opportunity to be a better person, not only for me, but for my family. I think even back in my country, I’ve been able to help a lot of people for the opportunity this country has given me.
“It’s something you don’t have any doubt in your mind that you want to do this.”

How does Hillary show she's healthy?

We all remember seeing films of Ronald Reagan on his ranch.
Riding horses and chopping wood.
Things that showed a man in his 70s was still physically healthy.
When can Hillary Clinton do to give us similar visuals?
Does she do anything athletic besides the yoga she talked about in her emails?
Where are the pictures?
Would they help?
You can say you're healthy.
We want to see.
No hiding behind your staff and ducking for a break.
Can she do it?

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dying to be president

If you're not healthy, why would you run for president?
Especially if you've had your fame and made your fortune.
It's a head-scratcher.
Hillary Clinton could be enjoying her two grandchildren, instead of exposing them to pneumonia.
It would be a much better life for her.
And the country.

Hard to swallow

Powerline gives space to a doctor trying to figure out the puzzle of Hillary Clinton's health.
I consider aspiration pneumonia to be the more likely cause because it unifies all the pieces of disparate information that are available on Hillary’s medical condition. A diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia raises profoundly troubling implications for her possible election as president.
Why the speculation?
It's all we have right now.
Besides trusting Hillary's team to release potentially bad news.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept. 11 is Hillary's bad day

Four years ago, the Benghazi attack happened on Sept. 11.
Four Americans died and opened up the investigation on what Hillary Clinton did while the attack was ongoing.
This Sept. 11, she struggles with her health in New York.
And it's caught on tape.
Good thing for her this is the last Sept. 11 where she will be a major political figure.

Today's big question

Hillary Clinton felt overheated at the 9-11 ceremony Sunday.
The big question.
Did anyone else there need medical attention?
There were thousands of people there.
If it was so hot and humid that a normal person would feel overheated, there should be others.
Find them, media.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Have you forgotten

In case you've forgotten, Darryl Worley will remind you about 9-11.