Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Drink up

Mom and Dad are in their late 70s.
They drink whole milk.
Join them.

Old and wrong

DaTech Guy picks up on Marco Rubio's defense of his youth - experience doesn't matter if you're pushing the wrong ideas.
Someone experienced like Joe Biden.
Joe Biden was elected to the US Senate in 1972 during the Nixon Landslide and in those nearly 50 years  he has been fighting for the same failed liberal policies  that the Obama administration is pushing today.  Higher taxes , more spending.  Bigger government getting involved in local issues from Education to what a local baker can bake or not.  And on foreign policy again it’s the same from Defeat in Vietnam to Defeat in Iraq & Syria, From obstructing Reagan opposing the Communists in Russia & South America downplaying their threat to Retreating from Russia & Islamist and enabling the Communists in Cuba today  and downplaying the Islamic threat.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We know how this ends

The baseball postseason begins tonight.
No need to watch.
Back to the Future II told us how it ends.
Cubs sweep.

Do TV ads matter?

It's October.
The New Hampshire primary is in February.
Does Donald Trump's failure to be running TV ads now matter to his campaign?
I doubt it.
This far out, you use TV ads to introduce yourself to the voters.
Trump doesn't need an introduction.
They talk about TV ads changing viewpoints.
So ads in January can change minds toward Trump.
What do ads to at this point in the cycle?
Keep newspapers and TV stations afloat.
Nothing Trump has done has been by the campaign book. Why should TV ads be any different?

Free us from gun-free zones

Instead of droning on about ideas that will never pass muster, Powerline offers some common sense items to deal with gun violence.
The federal government should pass a law that makes it illegal for any public place to be a “gun-free zone.” Recent mass shooting incidents have always taken place in “gun-free” zones. Many years ago, my father used to tell a joke the punch line of which was, “I may be crazy, but I’m not stupid.” The criminally insane are plenty smart enough to understand that a “gun-free zone” means easy pickings.
Abolishing gun-free zones wouldn’t completely eliminate mass shootings, but it would help. While I haven’t researched the issue, I assume that such legislation would be constitutional as an act in furtherance of the Second Amendment. Such a law would confer a federal right on any licensed citizen to carry a firearm in any public place, any state law or private posting to the contrary notwithstanding.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hillary's gun plans

Trying to excite the left wing of the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton plans to bypass Congress to put through her vision of gun control.
She forgets the reasons why people want to be able to get guns.
  • They want control.
  • They don't trust the existing system.
  • They think they are smart enough to do it, despite the warnings.
Sounds like the reasons Hillary used her own email server while at the State Department.

Chick-fil-A takes Manhattan

Saturday was a great day in New York.
Chick-fil-A opened.
Lots of happy customers.
A few unhappy people - but they will always be that way.
It's Chick-fil-A's pleasure to serve you.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Undefeated teams watch

Six teams tried to advance to 4-0 Sunday.
Five did.
Sorry, Cardinals.
The Panthers will remain 4-0 after next week's bye.
No matchups of unbeaten teams next week.
But the 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Not worth the effort

I recycle aluminum cans - I get money back for my effort.
Other recycling efforts - only do if I have to.
Because beyond cans and cardboard, not much recycling has a cost-benefit.
According to the E.P.A.’s estimates, virtually all the greenhouse benefits — more than 90 percent — come from just a few materials: paper, cardboard and metals like the aluminum in soda cans. That’s because recycling one ton of metal or paper saves about three tons of carbon dioxide, a much bigger payoff than the other materials analyzed by the E.P.A. Recycling one ton of plastic saves only slightly more than one ton of carbon dioxide. A ton of food saves a little less than a ton. For glass, you have to recycle three tons in order to get about one ton of greenhouse benefits. Worst of all is yard waste: it takes 20 tons of it to save a single ton of carbon dioxide.
Once you exclude paper products and metals, the total annual savings in the United States from recycling everything else in municipal trash — plastics, glass, food, yard trimmings, textiles, rubber, leather — is only two-tenths of 1 percent of America’s carbon footprint.

He didn't run

Bon Jovi did its first concert in Israel Saturday.
Powerline is impressed.
Most music acts don't perform in Israel. Bon Jovi was ready to go.
The singer explained he’s most excited to visit the metropolitan city for its “vibrant and dynamic” culture and “great restaurants.” He and the band will reportedly spend more time than just the day of their concert in Tel Aviv. “There are a few places in the world that I haven’t been, Israel is one of them,” he said. “So I’m thrilled to be coming. We want to stay for a few days and see as much as possible.”

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lawyers from Team Rocket

The lawyers from Pokémon "gotta catch 'em all" - all the money from a Seattle man who wanted to celebrate a gaming event.
He cancelled the event, but Pokémon lawyers still want the money.
Meowth must be behind this.

She met the Pope and you didn't

Kim Davis and her team let the world know she met the Pope.
The Vatican admitted it happened.
Angry voices exploded.
The Vatican tried to calm the waters.
Look at the words emphasized, each of them were carefully chosen to allow one group of people to have a particular interpretation of the meeting between Kim Davis and the Pope while still allowing a different group of people to hold a completely opposite interpretation of that exact same event.
The complainers need to understand one simple point.
Kim Davis met the Pope.
You didn't.

Facebook quote of the week

Instead of pointing fingers, we need to pray. Grieving families and a hurting community need that from us. Let's lay down the rants for today and intercede for our brothers and sisters.

Saturday song

Since it's almost time for the Peanuts movie, time to bring out the Royal Guardsmen's story of Snoopy and the Red Baron.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Reasons to have guns

A lengthy post about the five reasons that benefits of guns outweigh the risks boils down to a simple paragraph.
Guns kill . . . and that’s a good thing. By doing so, they serve as a bulwark protecting individual citizens from predatory people and governments. That’s why individual citizens must be stalwart in their defense of the Second Amendment right to bear arms, resisting all government efforts to grab their guns, something that would leave them vulnerable, not only to bad guys and jihadists, but to the government itself.

What's your plan?

Legal Insurrection deals with the liberal litany - we must do something.
Don't know.
But something.
Halperin began by saying he wanted to, “engage Cooke in a civil way.” The then went on to talk about the media should be passionately trying to come up with solutions. “I completely agree with the president. People need to find solutions to this and not talk about what won’t work and that’s it’s so complicated. We can’t be the only country in the world that’s like this,” Halperin said.
“With respect, what’s your plan?” asked Cooke.
And that’s when Halperin stepped in it. Halperin had no ideas, no solutions, no plan, though that didn’t seem to deter him from preaching at Cooke that the real solution lies in our ability to… have more solutions? Halperin only slightly walked it back by declaring himself “not an expert in the field.”

Weekend watchdog

The NFL has been playing games in London for several years.
Last year, they experimented with starting a game mid-morning on the East Coast. They liked it, and will do it again Sunday.
The Jets and Dolphins battle from London's Wembley Stadium at 9:30 a.m. CBS has the coverage, and the teams will be able to get home before nightfall.
Fox will offer the Eagles and Redskins at 1 p.m.- weather permitting - with Packers-49ers in the late afternoon slot. CBS in Harrisonburg will show the Chiefs against Bengals at 1 p.m. The day of football closes on NBC when the Cowboys take on the Saints.
The Lions visit Seattle on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday with two games on ESPN2 - Memphis meets South Florida at 7 p.m., followed by Connecticut-BYU.
Texas takes on TCU Saturday at noon on ABC, followed by either Texas Tech-Baylor or top-ranked Ohio State facing Indiana. The game not shown over the air will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, ABC offers Notre Dame's trip to Clemson.
Georgia and Alabama battle between the hedges on CBS at 3:30 p.m. while Arizona State goes against UCLA on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
Louisville and North Carolina State tangle in the ACC game of the week at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa-Wisconsin, then it's off to the ACC for Florida State dueling with the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. Florida faces Mississippi at 7 p.m. and it's Oregon meeting Colorado at 10 p.m.
Michigan State meets Purdue on ESPN2 at noon. It's Arkansas-Tennessee at 7 p.m. and the nightcap brings Hawaii taking on Boise State.
West Virginia travels to Oklahoma on FoxSports1 at noon, then it's Kansas State taking on Oklahoma State at 4 p.m.
Comcast has a pair of ACC contests, with Pittsburgh-Virginia Tech at noon followed by Boston College battling Duke.
Columbia plays Princeton on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m. and William & Mary faces Delaware Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Rangers and Angels duel for the AL West title this weekend, with games Friday on ESPN, Saturday on Fox and Sunday on TBS. Fox also offers Royals-Twins Saturday afternoon.
The Orioles close out the regular season with a weekend series with the Yankees on MASN - weather permitting. The Nationals take on the division champion Mets on MASN2 for the final three games of the season.
Four drivers will have their hopes for a championship end this weekend, as the Sprint Cup series visits Dover - if the monster storm leaves the Monster Mile unscathed. The Truck Series runs in Las Vegas Saturday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Crystal Palace takes on West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 7:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Everton faces Liverpool Sunday at 8:30 p.m. followed by Arsenal-Manchester United.
ESPN2 offers Dallas-Houston Sunday at 5 p.m., then FoxSports1 has a pair of contests - Real Salt Lake against Colorado at 7 p.m. and the Galaxy at Seattle at 9:30 p.m.
Minnesota hosts Indiana in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
The Capitals face the Bruins in preseason play Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, and the Islanders come to town Sunday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Crash the Cadillac tax

Happy October.
If you have insurance through Obamacare, time to find out how much more you will pay in 2016.
Almost time for the Cadillac tax to take effect.
The tax that would fund the increased coverage.
Except Hillary Clinton may need to crash the Cadillac.
Hillary Clinton will speak out against the so-called Cadillac tax on high-coverage health care plans, as early as this week, according to The New York Times. The politics on this are complicated, and not entirely focused on health care; in fact, this has more to do with the health of Clinton’s struggling and scandal-plagued campaign. Even so, the Cadillac tax on high-coverage plans is a key to Obamacare, both fiscally and philosophically, and Clinton’s coming attack on it shows just how much of an albatross the entire system has become for her party.

But Israel lives

Powerline highlights the best lines from Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the United Nations.
Quotable quote (3): “I stand here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young, but the nation-state of a people nearly 4,000 years old. Yet the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations. Neither is the Thousand Year Reich. Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone. But Israel lives. The people of Israel live.”

Feel the hate

DaTech Guy gathers all the anger and frustration on the left - over the thought Pope Francis would meet with Kim Davis.
Today even the local reporter talking about this looked like someone was peeing on their cornflakes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thorn in their side

The visit of Pope Francis excited liberals.
He seemed to be voicing their ideas in ways that made it uncomfortable.
Until news of his meeting with Kim Davis came out.
How dare he visit with someone thrown into prison, mocked around the country for her beliefs.

Trouble's a brewin'

Have you watched the weather forecast for the weekend today?
Looks like time to get ready now.
Wilson Memorial has already moved its football game from Friday to Thursday, hoping to avoid worse weather.

Terror from 40 years ago

Five Feet of Fury reminds us of all the problems from the 1970s.
We survived that.

Watch the weather

It rained hard Tuesday.
Forecasters are looking south for more trouble this weekend.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Trump in Hampton Roads

Donald Trump has planned a rally in Virginia Beach Friday.
Bring on the fun.

Old-time hockey

To gear up for the NHL season, Johnstown, Pa. is hosting an exhibition game Tuesday.
The Hanson brothers are in attendance.

This was before Obamacare

I know Nancy Pelosi didn't read Obamacare before it was passed, but did she have parts of "The Incredibles" put into the bill?
Today, you really need Mr. Incredible to get help with your insurance bills.

Undefeated teams watch

After three weeks, seven NFL teams remain undefeated.
The Patriots will remain unbeaten through next week - it's their bye. The Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Cardinals, Packers and Bengals will be trying for a fourth straight win this weekend.
There's no matchup between undefeated teams to catch our attention next week.
But the 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Parting gift from Pope Francis

DaTech Guy notices the media choking on Pope Francis' opinion on Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.
While this is not a surprise to me at all, I honestly don’t know who is in more distress over this. The Kim Davis hating media that spent the last week fawning over the Pope or some of the Conservatives who absolutely positively insist the Pope isn’t a real Catholic and has a secret plan to redefine sin completely and hand it over to the devil.
Either way I’m enjoying it, and as I’ve already said, conservatives need to learn the words: The Same Position as Pope Francis and be prepared to repeat them, and do your best not to smile and laugh at the look on their faces while you say it.

Let the debate begin

For those who say Donald Trump is all talk and no specifics, he brings forth a tax plan.
Check it out.
View the reviews.
He has a plan to discuss and debate.20162016