Sunday, October 23, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

The last undefeated team of the 2016 NFL team suffered its first loss today - Minnesota losing to Philadelphia.
Once again, the 1972 Miami Dolphins stand alone as the only undefeated team of the Super Bowl era.

Issues? Issues? Issues?

What's the theme of media coverage this election?
"Why does Donald Trump talk about things that step on his message."
"Let's talk about things other than his message."
It's more fun to talk about bad behavior around women.
The issues about government will remain.
The debt keeps growing.
The media had its chance.
And will spend the next year wondering why the media is held in low esteem.

Where to watch

The Cubs are in the World Series.
Bet there will be a few features on the rooftops outside the park.
They will be having busy weekends.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Agenda for 2017

Whether or not Donald Trump wins the election, Saturday's speech put out an agenda that will have to be considered in 2017.
It's another Gettysburg Address we will remember.

Saturday song

Tom Jones knows how to excite a crowd.

Facebook quote of the week

I will pay someone in old cans of soup if they will knock me out for the rest of this wretched semester

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trump speaks to Republican leadership

It's easy to see Trump in the Bluto role around the moping, worried leadership.

Weekend watchdog

NFL TV ratings have dropped this season.
The league has another worry this week - it's the Cowboys bye week.
After three straight weeks of Dallas as the main game shown at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS has to find something else for the prime slot. Tom Brady and the Patriots take on the Steelers in hopes of catching the nation's attention.
It's a London week, with the Giants meeting the Rams at 9:30 a.m. on NFL network. The Ravens have a second straight game at the Meadowlands, taking on the Jets on CBS at 1 p.m. while the Redskins battle the Lions on Fox at 1 p.m.
Sunday night, the Seahawks tangle with the Cardinals on NBC while ESPN has the Texans' trip to Denver Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Temple takes on South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Oregon-California in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 brings San Jose State against San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network goes to the Ivy League for Pennsylvania-Yale Friday at 7 p.m.
Louisville faces North Carolina State at noon on ABC Saturday, and at 3:30 p.m. it's either West Virginia-TCU or Nebraska playing Purdue. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, Ohio State visits Penn State.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Texas A&M on CBS at 3:30 p.m. Fox has Utah against UCLA at 4 p.m. followed by Oklahoma taking on Texas Tech at 8 p.m.
Virginia takes on North Carolina on Comcast at 3 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa-Wisconsin. Auburn faces Arkansas at 6 p.m. followed by Mississippi-LSU at 9 p.m.
Kansas State tangles with Texas at noon on ESPN2. SMU battles Houston at 7 p.m. and it's Wyoming-Nevada at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings Kansas and Oklahoma at noon.
Syracuse faces Boston College on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
MASN has a pair of games from the Big South conference Saturday, with Gardner-Webb against Kennesaw State at noon followed by Liberty-Monmouth. Bucknell plays Lafayette on MASN2 at 1 p.m.
There's high school football from Florida Friday at 7 p.m. with IMG Academy meeting Trinity Christian.
The Indians have advanced to next week's World Series, and awaiting the winner of Cubs-Dodgers. Game 6 will be Saturay at 8 p.m. from Wrigley Field on FoxSports1. If necessary, there will be Game 7 Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Talladega, with the Sprint Cup on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m. The Truck Series goes on Fox at 1 p.m.
Comcast has the Capitals' contest with the Rangers Saturday at 7 p.m.
Penn State visits Notre Dame in college ice hockey Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Wizards host the Raptors in a preseason game Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
In the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur meets AFC Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Southampton at 8:25 a.m. Sunday followed by Manchester United-Chelsea.
Seattle faces Real Salt Lake on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers Dallas-Los Angeles at 4 p.m.
 The United States women have a friendly against Switzerland Sunday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Virginia visits Texas in women's soccer Sunday at 6 p.m. on MASN2.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rigged before the voting booth

The media has gone crazy over Donald Trump thinking the election is rigged.
How can millions of votes be rigged to go to Hillary Clinton?
That's not the way this election is rigged.
It's been rigged since way before the voting started.
In how the issues are presented.
Have we talked about the deficit any this fall?
It's rigged in how the current administration and its staff has kept Clinton from facing trouble.
Sadly, we have a central government without independent newspapers. Not a single one of the majors has the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Hillary Clinton, who co-opted their reporters. Indeed, the newspaper owners and executives have invested millions in her election.
Newspapers push the global warming nonsense, which is a cover for pouring billions into the pockets of billionaires including Elon Musk, George P. Kaiser (Solyndra), and T. Boone Pickens. The reporters pushing this are smug idiots. These social justice warriors with a J-degree naively bloviate against the Big Oil companies, while unwittingly providing cover for real crooks to empty the treasury.

That rigging must be addressed - for Republicans to have any future chances.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thought for before the debate

Scott Adams gets ready for the third and final presidential debate with his closing argument.
Trump represents what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring real change to a government that is bloated and self-serving.  Reasonable people can disagree on policies and priorities. But Trump is the bigger agent for change, if that’s what you think the country needs. I want voters to see that choice for what it is.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The case for and against

Daily Pundit sums up the race with three weeks to go.
* One Candidate is an unindicted career political criminal with a verifiable record of political and personal corruption and illicit activity stretching back more than a decade before her ascendance to her first major political position by virtue of marriage of convenience to an even more charismatic and electable political criminal.
The other Candidate is a multi-decades long figure who’s been in the world wide media and public scrutiny for longer than some hostile media figures have been out of diapers about whom the worst that has been dug up and exposed is that he’s filed for bankruptcy a couple of times and that he once said “pussy” in a taped conversation. Oh, and he has tiny, vulgar hands, too. So there.
There's more where that came from, pussycat.

Coming to your grocery store

The National Enquirer enters the political fray - supposedly inside information on the Clintons.
In the bombshell exposé, The ENQUIRER will reveal the fixer’s dossier of smoking gun proof, including 24-years of documents, notes, and journals.
Let the fun begin.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Keeping your head off the platter

The Blaze let a contributor offer a curious take on the beheading of John the Baptist, as told in Mark 6.
He's trying to link NeverTrump crew with John, telling how they stand up to the power of Trump.
Except, is Trump the power you need to worry about?
Evangelicals who support Trump worry more about the power of a Hillary Clinton presidency - and see their heads being put on a platter.
John the Baptist wasn't killed by Herod for what he said - Herod got tricked.
21 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 When the daughter of[d] Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests.
The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.” 23 And he promised her with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
24 She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?”
“The head of John the Baptist,” she answered.
25 At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27 So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head.
It's much easier to see Hillary's crew attacking Christians on a whim than Trump - the broken vessel that he may be - leading us astray.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

See no evil

John Kass explains the media's views of Hillary Clinton.
The presidential campaign is now centered below the American belt, where Hillary Clinton desperately needed it to go.
It is all about using Donald Trump's history of alleged sexual aggression to destroy him with women voters.
And this is necessary for Clinton, because it distracts media attention away from hacked and Wikileaked emails that would otherwise damage her campaign.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Over the top, all the time

Who's more over the top this election season?
Donald Trump saying Hillary Clinton would be in jail with him in charge?
Or his critics, making like he's a despot locking up the innocent.
His critics, as usual.

Saturday song

Let's fly with Steve Miller this morning.

Facebook quote of the week

I lost a friend. Now I'm going to lose sleep. Darn.

Friday, October 14, 2016

All together now

All you Trump critics, just repeat along with Billy Mumy.

Weekend watchdog

The Tennessee Volunteers have provided plenty of excitement on the gridiron this season.
Saturday should be no different.
The Volunteers host top-ranked Alabama on CBS at 3:30 p.m. for their fourth straight appearance on the network. Second half rallies ended losing skeins to Florida and Georgia before last week's double overtime loss to Texas A&M dropped the Volunteers from the ranks of the unbeatens.
Alabama has rolled through its first six opponents, with two more tough contests awaiting after Tennessee. And they could meet again in the SEC championship in December.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville tangles with Duke at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by BYU-Mississippi State.
Virginia faces Pittsburgh on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Clemson clashes with North Carolina State on ABC at noon. Miami meets North Carolina at 3:30 p.m., with some areas getting Indiana-Nebraska and ESPN2 carrying the game not seen over the air in your area.
In primetime, ABC has Ohio State clashing with Wisconsin.
Fox brings Southern Cal against Arizona at 3:30 p.m. while NBC has Stanford's trip to Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Oklahoma-Kansas State, followed by Wake Forest against Florida State. Mississippi meets Arkansas at 7 p.m. with UCLA facing Washington State in the nightcap.
Purdue battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Houston takes on Tulsa at 7 p.m. and it's Colorado State-Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia takes on Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1, then it's Baylor-Kansas at 3:30 p.m.
Marshall hosts Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on MASN.
James Madison visits New Hampshire on Comcast at noon, followed by Villanova-Richmond.
The Ravens visit the Giants on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox offers the Redskins against Eagles at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys meeting the Packers. NBC has the Colts' contest with the Texans Sunday night, with Jets-Cardinals on ESPN Monday night.
The Indians host the Blue Jays to start the American League Championship Series Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS. Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the first two games of the National League series as the Dodgers take on the Cubs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Kansas, with the Sprint Cup series going on NBC Sunday at 2:15 p.m. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
NBC Sports network starts the NHL season with the Blackhawks taking on the Predators Friday at 8 p.m. and Bruins-Maple Leafs Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals open their home season against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The WNBA finals between Minnesota and Los Angeles continue Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Game 4 is Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN has MLS play between Montreal and Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m., followed by Portland-Colorado at 5:15 p.m.
The past two Champions League winners battle Saturday at 7:25 a.m. with Chelsea against Leicester on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Everton at 9:55 a.m. Sunday's play begins with Middlesbrough playing Watford at 8:25 a.m. followed by Southampton-Burnley.
It's Werder Bremen against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in German soccer on Fox Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after Friday's contest between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC Berlinon FoxSports1 at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast has Virginia Tech facing Louisville in women's soccer Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

King Solomon could not be reached for comment

UNESCO - the United Nations' cultural committee - voted today to deny Jewish connections to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
City of David.
Whose son Solomon built a temple.
Guess 3,000 years of history doesn't mean much to the United Nations' cultural crew.

When Donald met Bill

Wonder what Donald Trump and Bill Clinton talked about when they met before Trump announced his candidacy?
Bill probably said "People don't care about your personal life. Look at me."

Groping for hope

Scott Adams appears to have thrown in the towel on the Trump candidacy.
It's hard to grope for hope amidst groping accusations at Trump.
Because we aren't talking policies if that's important to you.
Trump could still win, but only if some new and unexpected meteor strikes Clinton. Here’s how I see it through the persuasion filter:
1. Facts and policies stopped mattering months ago. No one cares.
2. Wikileaks has no meteors to offer. The Wikileaks misdeeds involve people who are not Clinton, and they involve issues that are boring and a bit complicated. The public will not be much influenced by them.
You have to wonder - didn't the other Republican candidates know people who could have brought up this stuff last fall.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rowe's wisdom

Qpolitical shares Mike Rowe's thoughts on voting.
"I can’t personally encourage everyone in the country to run out and vote. I wouldn’t do it, even if I thought it would benefit my personal choice. Because the truth is, the country doesn’t need voters who have to be cajoled, enticed, or persuaded to cast a ballot. We need voters who wish to participate in the process. So if you really want me to say something political, how about this – read more.”

We can hope

IOTW report likes Roseanne's tweet.
"Nanna goes to prison" would be a best-seller.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Truth about Russia

Over at DaTech Guy, a few notes about the reality of modern-day Russia.
The next president needs a serious reset with Putin. He’s tough and smart. He’s hardly the caricature the media use to portray him. He’s a leader of one of the most important countries in the world, and the United States needs to figure out a way to discuss the relationship between the two countries. Clinton has certainly failed to do that.
If Clinton is elected president, she will start with two major enemies: China and Russia. If Trump is elected, at least he would start out with only one, China, and the possibility of restoring some sense of order with Russia.

Monday, October 10, 2016

After Trump loses

If you think Donald Trump is going to lose Election Day, have you thought how life will be after that?
Will he go quietly on with his life?
Or will be seek publicity wherever he can?
If Sunday's debate performance is an indication, the next four weeks are a preview of the attacks Hillary Clinton will be getting.
Any problem will bring Trump's rebuke.
And you think the media won't cover him?
They gave him tons of free press in the primary season, and got the ratings to boost them.
In terms the ancient Romans understood, he will likely salt the earth.
Keep pounding on things he think Hillary and the Democrats, and his other opponents, do wrong.
Somebody in the media will be getting rich from giving Trump airtime.
Trump's followers will not be crushed as Democrats hope - no matter the size of the loss.
Their issues remain - and their intense dislike of the Clintons will only rise.
No way Trump goes quietly.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Remember "Ball Four"

Do guys in the locker room talk like Donald Trump did on the video?
Jim Bouton said they did in 1969 during the writing of "Ball Four."
It may not happen in all locker rooms, but Bouton said it did in the majors and minors where he played.
Or maybe you need to watch Bull Durham.

Undefeated team watch

Three teams entered Sunday undefeated.
Only one remains now - the Minnesota Vikings.
And they will remain so until Oct. 23 - it's their bye next week.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

He made up something good

Via Instapundit, the story of a Tennessee student who received a zero on a quiz.
Because he couldn't remember the lab instructor's name.
Keaton Wahlbon, a freshman majoring in economics, was apparently given a zero by an instructor who wrote "inappropriate" on his quiz next to his answer to the question, "What is your lab instructor's name? (If you don't remember make something good up.)"
Wahlbon wrote "Sarah Jackson" — also the name of a lingerie model and actress with a handful of TV credits, including as a model on the 2007 show "Deal or No Deal," according to
She asked for a good name.

Another milestone

It's been a slow slog in recent months, but this blog has hit 11,000 posts since 2008.
Hopefully the posts will pick up over the next few months.