Monday, October 20, 2014

A blog - a place for my stuff

Best of the Web found some good stuff - George Carlin talking about stuff.
I'll add it to my blog - a place with the internet stuff I like.

Perfect golf partner for Obama

Over the weekend, Tony Kornheiser played golf with President Obama.
In today's opening for "PTI," they were talking about Apple Pay.
Would Kornheiser use it?
He said he'd continue using co-host Michael Wilbon's credit card.
Sounds like he talked about spending with Obama.

Very interesting

Likely voters are wanting Republicans in charge - those with more interest in what's going on.
Low-information voters still like Democrats.
Can you inform them about the election while still keeping them as Democratic voters?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Helping paranoia grow

Slate joins those scoffing at fears of Ebola and immigration.
That doesn't help.
Telling someone their fears are irrational doesn't convince them it's wrong.
Our fears can be rational.
Responding in ways to calm fears can be helpful.
Scoffing at fears isn't.
Maybe Mexico and Belize have the right idea, keeping those suspected of having Ebola out of their territory.

Larry Hogan approves this story

President Obama got off the golf course and visited an actual campaign Sunday - trying to support the Democrat for governor in Maryland.
The people weren't impressed.
A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.
Republican Larry Hogan ought to be encouraged.

God changes the game

Don Surber examines how quickly religious choice is being crushed by the rush to gay marriage.
This is not about gay marriage -- or gay rights. It is an attempt by socialists to eliminate religion from our lives. Government sees religion as a competitor. Jesus posed a threat to Rome simply by telling people there was a life after death. That's revolutionary because it liberates people from having to think only of themselves in the moment. No God, no morality and the government does as it pleases. When God enters the room, He changes the game.
God remains in the room, no matter what the courts say.

So mad I'm hitting the ball really hard

Ed Driscoll joins the crew asking the obvious question - how can President Obama golf Saturday when he's "seething" at the response to Ebola?
He's taking his frustrations out on the golf ball.
That means he's been frustrated since 2009.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What to worry about

Weekly Standard lists the reasons to be worried about Ebola - and the government's response so far.
What’s terrifying about the worst-case scenario isn’t just the scale of human devastation and misery. It’s that the various state actors and the official health establishment have already been overwhelmed with infections in only the four-digit range. And if the four pillars—contact tracing, case isolation, safe burial, and effective public information—fail, no one seems to have even a theoretical plan for what to do.

"This wouldn't be happening if I were president"

It's a good time to mock today's New York Times story - how mad President Obama is with the response to Ebola.
He's frustrated.
He's mad.
He's president (guess he doesn't remember that).
My advice to Team Obama - encourage the Big Guy to take a look around. If he sees a playing field and thousands of screaming fans then he is probably in a luxury skybox somewhere and yes, he is free to cheer and boo like any other spectator. But if he sees a famous desk and slightly curved walls, then he is probably in the Oval Office and might want to remember that he is Chief Executive of the United States and is notionally responsible for the many bureaucracies he purportedly leads.

Facebook quote of the week

I've just made the investment to be sure we have no snow this're welcome!

Saturday song

Let's head East Bound and Down with Bandit and friends.

Evidence from Ferguson

The New York Times brings information from Ferguson that backs the side of the police officer.
The officials briefed on the case said the forensic evidence gathered in the car lent credence to Officer Wilson’s version of events. According to his account, he was trying to leave his vehicle when Mr. Brown pushed him back in. Once inside the S.U.V., the two began to fight, Officer Wilson told investigators, and he removed his gun from the holster on his right hip.
Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police Department has said in interviews that Officer Wilson was “pushed back into the car” by Mr. Brown and “physically assaulted.” The department is conducting the local investigation into Mr. Brown’s death.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The real winner

If you don't win big money influencing politics, here's an ad for you.
Unless you're a liberal who only thinks the Koch Brothers are the scary ones.

Weekend watchdog

Virginia doubled its win total from 2013 in the first half of the season.
What will the second half bring?
The Cavaliers, 2-0 in the Coastal Division, travel to Duke Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ACC network. The Cavaliers closed the first half with a win over Pittsburgh, while the Blue Devils - defending division champion - dropped their first conference tilt.
Boise State plays Fresno State Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
There's a big battle in Tallahassee Saturday at 8 p.m., with the Seminoles hosting Notre Dame on ABC. In the afternoon, the offerings are Rutgers-Ohio State or UCLA at California, with ESPN2 showing the game not over the air in your area.
Texas A&M travels to Alabama at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Kansas State against Oklahoma, and Indiana hosts Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. Mississippi faces Tennessee at 7 p.m. followed by Stanford against Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Missouri plays Florida at 7 p.m. before Nevada takes on BYU at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Baylor at noon on FoxSports1. Oklahoma State travels to TCU at 4 p.m. before Washington faces Oregon at 8 p.m.
Comcast offers Towson-Delaware at 12:30 p.m.
The Redskins host the Titans on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has the doubleheader action, with Falcons-Ravens early before the Giants take on the Cowboys.
Denver takes on the 49ers Sunday night on NBC, while the Texans travel to Pittsburgh on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, Ottawa plays Hamilton Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Edmonton battles Saskatchewan Sunday at 4 p.m.
No baseball this weekend, as the Kansas City and San Francisco prepare for Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday on Fox.
NASCAR's Chase for the Cup reaches the end of its second elimination round, with four more drivers ousted from the chase after Talladega Sunday. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 2 p.m. after Fox shows the Truck Series Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals host Florida Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Notre Dame plays Lake Superior State in college ice hockey Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Portland takes on Real Salt Lake Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network while Dallas battles Colorado Saturday at 3 p.m. ESPN2 offers Galaxy-Sounders Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
In Premier League play, Manchester City meets Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:45 a.m. followed by Crystal Palace-Chelsea. There's two more games on Sunday, as Queens Park Rangers faces Liverpool at 8:30 p.m. and Stoke City clashes with Swansea City at 11 a.m.
NBA preseason play continues Friday at 7 p.m. with Charlotte visiting the Wizards on Comcast.
Boston College meets Louisville in college field hockey Friday at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
Clemson hosts Pittsburgh in college volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.

Block that hit

The Ten Buck Friday crew turns its attention to Colorado this week, where Cory Gardner beat back a major challenge this week - Deadspin.
They thought they had a scoop - Gardner talks about playing high school football and they thought he didn't.
Except he did.
Not a starter, and not as a senior, but he played three years of high school football.
He learned lessons about teamwork.
And avoiding nasty hits.
The Ten Buck Friday crew approves.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Romney really won

It would be nice to redo the 2012 presidential election, with answers people give today about whether they voted for Obama or Romney.
Democratic Senate candidates won't even admit to voting for Obama.
Obama voters have had quite a few the past two years.

Listing Democratic troubles

Stephen Green gathers the bad news looming for Democrats.
Why fundraise when past money has been flushed down losing campaigns?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Serious party for serious times

Twenty days until Election Day.
Republicans seem to have the momentum in the key states that will flip Senate control to them for the next two years.
The headlines show we are in serious times.
Russian aggression in Ukraine.
What are Democrats talking about?
War on women.
Not spending enough in an era of trillion dollar deficits.
Republicans have struggled the past few years to discuss potential troubles down the road with runaway government spending.
Now reality is here.
When you're worried about possible major health problems, you're more receptive to making hard decisions to save the future.
Time to get serious.
Not time for focus-group thinking, offering promises you can't deliver.
Cool is out.
Being smart about problems is in.
Time for Republicans to shine.

Obama? Don't know him

College Insurrection follows the story of George Washington College Democrats who didn't know what to wear in Kentucky.
No Obama shirts people.
One of the volunteers explains on video how students were told not to make the connection between Grimes and Obama by wearing the Obama T-Shirts — so they covered them over.

Recipe for panic

DaTech Guy sees the two ingredients needed for Ebola to turn into a panic.
Moreover thanks a combination of government institutions used as political footballs and sheer incompetence,  the people who could get out the message that general panic isn’t warranted can’t do it.   The low info public aren’t getting the message and the informed intelligent public just doesn’t trust them anymore.
Hold on tight.

Remember the flu

Concerns about Ebola remind some of the great influenza outbreak of 1918-19.
Do you remember?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The drive for 55

Virginia Right looks at the state of the race for the U.S. Senate, three weeks before Election Day.
If we concede the “safe” and “likely” seats to the party that is ahead we are left with only 11 races that are separated by single digits with Republicans leading in 7 races and Democrat leading in 4. And keep in mind that Republicans are already going to win the net 45 seats they currently hold as well as 3 more seats that will be “safe” or “likely” pickups. So out of the 11 races within single digits, Republicans only need 3 and Democrats MUST win 9 of the 11 to keep control of the Senate. And with Republicans leading in 7 out of the 11 races, the odds are against Reid and the Democrats.

Obama's Middle East disaster

PJ Media wonders what happens if ISIS takes Baghdad and forces the American forces out.
If Baghdad falls, jihadist groups, some of whom have been openly hostile or remained neutral, will quickly align behind ISIS. And the horrid sound coming out of Washington DC will be of foreign policy paradigms imploding.
If only we'd kept some troops there.
Or supported the efforts of George W. Bush in 2003.

Three weeks until the emails end

All kinds of emails are flying as Republicans and Democrats try to wring the last dollar out of supporters before the election.
What kind of emails will be getting Thursday, when the final deadline has passed?
The same desperation as time grows short.

Enough cheering for the other guys

Before I departed for Friday's Orioles' game, my father informed me the husbands of two of my cousins would be rooting for the Royals.
They are in line to attend Game 6 and 7 this weekend.
An Orioles sweep would mean they miss out on the tickets.
They can quit rooting for the Royals now if they want to see postseason baseball.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble

It's five grumbles for the fifth season premier of "Walking Dead," and the HotAir recap by Allahpundit.
Except he's not grumbling.
Basically, the entire 60 minutes was a sneak preview of daily life in ISIS’s caliphate. A show that’s forever threatening to put you to sleep decided to wake you up by punching you in the face repeatedly, and I gotta say — I kinda liked it.

TV show about Democratic electoral chances

Did you catch the season premier of "Walking Dead" Sunday?
I've been watching Democratic candidates.
And the Obama administration.
They've been the walking dead for months now.
They just don't realize their time is up.

Except there is no Democratic talent

Instapundit highlights Democrats bracing for a bad election night - and how President Obama could turn it around.
President Obama needs to shake up his White House staff to give new life to his presidency, top Democratic strategists and former White House veterans say.
They argue Obama needs an infusion of talent if he hopes to recover over his final two years in office.
One prominent party strategist said Obama “should take a flamethrower to his office.”
“He needs dramatic change — it’s not even a debatable point,” the strategist said. “The general consensus that the president is surrounded by people who do him more harm than good because they are more focused on pleasing him than they are challenging him or proposing a different course.”
If only they had any talent.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

How did he get into the owner's box?

The departing president of the Navajo Nation got to sit with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder at Sunday's game.
Those who don't like the name didn't.

On the font lines

CNN does have a few viewers.
They all caught a mistake on the coverage of ISIS.
Don't be Dom Casual about it.