Friday, October 31, 2014

Rather be with kids than fund your ideas

President Obama tried to rally his supporters, and ended up smacking the choice of women to stay home with their kids.
And sometimes someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay at home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.
When you factor in the cost of childcare and extra taxes paid, staying at home can be a better economic decision for one parent.
No amount of higher taxes can make up for time spent with your child.

Hey candy man

An interesting look at the history of candy and Halloween - a very recent invention.
Would you believe the earliest trick-or-treaters didn’t even expect to get candy? Back in the 1930s, when kids first started chanting “trick or treat” at the doorbell, the treat could be just about anything: nuts, coins, a small toy, a cookie or popcorn ball. Sometimes candy too, maybe a few jelly beans or a licorice stick. But it wasn’t until well into the 1950s that Americans started buying treats instead of making them, and the easiest treat to buy was candy. The candy industry also advertised heavily, and by the 1960s was offering innovative packaging and sizes like mini-bars to make it even easier to give out candy at Halloween. But if you look at candy trade discussions about holiday marketing in the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween doesn’t even get a mention.

Weekend watchdog

150px-SEC_new_logoThere's four berths in the new college football playoff.
And three teams in the SEC West in the top four this week, vying for a playoff spot.
The real college playoffs begin Saturday, when No. 4 Mississippi seeks to bounce back from its' first loss as No. 3 Auburn comes to town. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Top-ranked Mississippi State takes on Arkansas on ESPN2 at 7:15 p.m. Alabama, ranked sixth in the first poll that will determine the January 1 semifinal matchups, has the weekend off before a big contest with LSU next week.
The top four contenders already have big plans for Thanksgiving weekend. Mississippi and Mississippi State will tangle in the Egg Bowl while Auburn-Alabama try to top last year's Iron Bowl.
The college weekend continues Friday as Tulane takes on Cincinnati at 8 p.m.
The Service Academies star in CBS's triple-header Saturday. Army hosts Air Force at 11:30 a.m., and Navy faces Notre Dame at FedEx Field at 8 p.m. In between, Florida and Georgia battle at 3:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.
ABC brings the Big 12 battle between TCU and West Virginia or Purdue-Nebraska at 3:30 p.m., with the game not seen over-the-air in your area on ESPN2. In primetime, it's Oklahoma State-Kansas State or Illinois facing Ohio State.
Fifth-ranked Oregon faces Stanford on Fox at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech tries to bounce back at home, facing Boston College at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network. Other areas will see North Carolina-Miami.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Wisconsin visits Rutgers. Arizona travels to UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland makes its first Big Ten trip to Penn State at noon on ESPN2 and the night ends at 10:45 p.m. with Wyoming-Fresno State.
Oklahoma State battles Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1, then Kansas visits Baylor at 4 p.m. Action continues from the Big 12 at 7:30 p.m. when Texas takes on Texas Tech, then it's off to the west coast at 11 p.m. for Utah against Arizona State.
Comcast starts its day at noon with Villanova against Richmond, then North Carolina State visits Syracuse at 3:30 p.m.
NBC gets to show the AFC North battle between the Ravens and Steelers Sunday at 8:20 p.m., and the Colts meet the New York Giants on ESPN Monday at 8:20 p.m.
The Redskins head to Minnesota Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox, while CBS shows Chargers against Dolphins at 1 p.m. and the Broncos-Patriots at 4:25 p.m.
It's the first week of the NBA regular season - 82 games until the real action of the playoffs in April.  ESPN has LeBron James and the Cavaliers' trip to Chicago Friday at 8 p.m. and Clippers-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Wizards have their home opener Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Bucks on Comcast.
NASCAR heads to Texas this weekend. The flag drops on the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN, while the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The Formula One racers will also be in Texas, with the race Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. There's qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m. and NBC Sports network has the practice Friday at 3 p.m.
For another kind of horsepower, NBC has the Breeders' Cup Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Capitals host the Coyotes Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast. The Islanders visit San Jose on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Vermont Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The MLS playoffs continues Sunday at 9 a.m. as Seattle hosts Dallas in the Western Conference semifinals.
Liverpool faces Newcastle United at 8:45 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Chelsea-Queens Park Rangers. Sunday's action starts with Manchester City battling Manchester United at 8:30 a.m., then Aston Villa takes on Tottenham Hotspur.
On the college pitch, Clemson hosts North Carolina State Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Miami meets North Carolina State in women's volleyball Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 shows the New York City marathon Sunday at 9 a.m.

The last roundup

It's the final Ten Buck Friday before Election Day.
We've presented eight fine Republican candidates to support with our time and efforts.
And cash.

Scott Brown - New Hampshire

Cory Gardner - Colorado

Bill Cassidy - Louisiana 

Thom Tillis - North Carolina 

Tom Cotton - Arkansas 

Joni Ernst - Iowa

David Perdue - Georgia

Dan Sullivan - Alaska

All eight can be celebrating Election Night.
And we will be celebrating with them.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Running on empty

How do you know Tuesday is going to be rough on Democrats?
They are already spinning their losses.
But will they blame their captain for crashing their ships?
This year's midterms are shaping up to be a referendum on President Obama's management, giving anxious voters an opportunity to express their frustration about everything from the president's handling of health care, growing terrorism threats, an Ebola scare, and a broken immigration system, among others. It's far from an election about nothing. Democrats should have recognized that the president was falling out of favor with the public and inoculated themselves a long time ago. Instead, many bought the White House's spin, and are at risk of going down with a sinking ship.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Homer ties it up

Homer Hickam shows the Coalwood Way to smack down the Obama team.

You'll snicker

A great cartoon by Branco.

Obama Ebola volunteers

The United States sends doctors, nurses and soldiers to help West Africa deal with Ebola.
Then bureaucrats set rules that make the life of volunteers harder.
Who wants to be quarantined for 21 days before Thanksgiving or Christmas?
Fortunately, there's a batch of Americans who will have free time on their hands starting next week.
Organizing for America members.
Democratic Party volunteers.
Let's send a bunch of them to Liberia and other countries where needed.
They won't want to talk with other Americans for the next month or two anyway.

Undocumented in Charlottesville

Mark Steyn's book tour appearances includes Charlottesville Wednesday, with an appearance on the Schilling Show scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Six and time to celebrate

This blog started in 2008, in the depths of despair before the start of the Obama presidency.
Looks like the sixth blogaversary comes at a much better political time.
Which means the next two years will be so much better.

Bibi and babies

The Atlantic posted an article today on how poorly the Obama team views Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.
It didn't take long for the babies to get spanked.
Good thing for Israel that Netanyahu's friends look likely be stronger in Washington after Tuesday's Election Day.

Is it time for Nick Joe to go?

Will the 20th congressional campaign for Nick Joe Rahall be his last?
The coalfields don't love the coal job killing agenda of Obama's EPA. Being a Democrat, Rahall has trouble hiding from the connection.
In a debate last week, Mr. Rahall boasted of “standing up to my party to stop the overreaching, overzealous, job-killing E.P.A. agenda.”
It is a tough argument to win, however, given the president’s desire to leave an environmental legacy of lower carbon emissions from power plants, as proposed by the E.P.A. this year.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I approve this Hail to the Redskins

Lynn Mitchell approves of the new Ed Gillespie campaign ad.
In a smack-down to Senator Mark Warner’s rubber-stamping of  almost 100% of the Democratic agenda, it pointed out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bill to force the Redskins to change the name of their team, and Senator Warner’s refusal when twice asked to say whether he supports the bill or not.
Changing Senators is more important than changing a team name.

Farewell, Mrs. Kotter

Welcome Back Kotter reached the airwaves just as I reached to high school age.
It was always enjoyable to see Gabe open with a joke told to his TV wife, Marcia Strassman, who passed away Monday.

Get that boat outta there

There was a planned rocket launch from Wallops Island Monday.
It was all over the news.
Except some boat captain didn't get the message.
Let's look east again tomorrow.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

31 days until Thanksgiving

Ace of Spades' food blogger gives you the essentials for Thanksgiving dinner.
What about vegetables?
One of them. Nobody likes vegetables anyway, and if you say you do you are lying, or trying to get laid.

I believe my family

My church has been using Andy Griffith show to illustrate sermons this fall.
Today, the pastor remembered the episode about Mr. McBeevee from 1962.
Eventually, Andy believed Opie's story because he knew his son.
Like those who believe in Jesus believe due to their vast cloud of witnesses who went before them.

What Joni did right

The Atlantic looks at Democratic woes in Iowa, instead of how Joni Ernst surprised the pundits.
Braley's opponent, state Senator Joni Ernst, has led in five straight public polls, by an average of 2.5 percentage points. His fellow Democratic candidates can relate. In past election years, Democrats have been able to rely on Republicans squandering opportunities thanks to infighting, inept candidates, and campaign missteps. But this year, it is Democrats who have made the mistakes, while the GOP has produced compelling, relatively gaffe-free candidates and unified around them. The national mood continues to darken, and Obama’s approval ratings continue to slide, dragging down Democrats everywhere. And Braley is—for the moment at least—losing to a woman who’s served a single term in the Iowa legislature and who was virtually unknown until a few months ago.
She's known now.
She'll be known in Washington in 2015.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Relying on fear

The Democrats' email from President Obama this week shows they are in trouble.
It starts "I don't want to scare you."
President Hope now has to depend on fear.
Why is that a problem for Democrats?
I'll let President Snow explain why.

Ebola makes you sick

In New York, Ebola is making people sick very quickly.
One doctor becomes a patient, and hospital staff don't feel very well.
Perhaps only Democrats and government bureaucrats should be treating Ebola victims right now.

Saturday song

There's wouldn't be a Saturday song feature if there wasn't somebody to write the songs.

Big game Hunter

Want the best take on Vice President Biden's son?
Michelle Malkin tells the tawdry tale of big money going to someone due to his dad's position.
The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as a public affairs officer at the age of 43. The Navy also bent over backward a second time with an age waiver so he could secure the cushy part-time job.
Papa Biden loves to tout his middle-class, “Average Joe” credentials. But rest assured, if his son had been “Hunter Smith” or “Hunter Jones” or “Hunter Brown,” the Navy’s extraordinary dispensations would be all but unattainable. Oh, and if he had been “Hunter Palin,” The New York Times would be on its 50th front-page investigative report by now.

Follow the Clinton's campaign stops

How bad might things be for Democrats in 2014?
DaTech Guy looks out his window and projects.
All the empirical evidence screams Big Red Wave but I think a lot of conservatives like me were burned in 2012 and are gunshy about publicly saying it too loud, but when you have democrats using Both Clintons, Both Obamas and Biden in MASSACHUSETTS with under 20 days to go, you’re in trouble.

Facebook quote of the week

Was having an annoying day, but a nap makes everything aaaaall better.

Friday, October 24, 2014

More Democratic woes

Nice to see Blue Virginia talking about Democratic excuses for the party's coming losses.
You don't talk about reasons you lost unless you think it's extremely likely you're going to be losing plenty of races Election Day.

Don't take this race for granted

The Ten Buck Friday crew eyes New Hampshire this week, where Scott Brown seeks a return to the Senate.
And a return of Harry Reid and Democrats to minority status.
We're riding the wave to victory in 2014.

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Weekend watchdog

A wild World Series heads to the west coast this weekend.
Wild cards Kansas City and San Francisco continue the Fall Classic from McCovey Cove Friday on Fox at 8 p.m. The teams split the first two games in Kansas City.
world series 2014Eight played a big part for both teams entering the series. The Royals won their first eight games this postseason, while the Giants have won eight straight postseason series - including the World Series in 2010 and 2012.
Game 4 is Saturday at 8 p.m., with Game 5 Sunday at 8 p.m. If necessary, the series returns to Kansas City Tuesday and Wednesday.
How about those Cowboys? The Redskins will find out Monday night, when they visit the division leaders on ESPN.
There's breakfast-time football this Sunday, as the Lions meet the Falcons in London on Fox at 9:30 a.m. Most of Virginia will catch the 4 p.m. game between the Eagles and Cardinals, while the Fishersville area is scheduled to get Bears-Patriots.
The AFC North leading Ravens take on the Bengals at 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by Colts-Steelers. NBC shows the Packers and Saints Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati hosts South Florida Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and BYU battles Boise State at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Oregon travels to California at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Virginia looks to bounce back against North Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Top-ranked Mississippi State heads to Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ABC spends the day in the Big Ten, with Michigan-Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. followed by Ohio State visiting Penn State at 8 p.m.
Fox offers Texas Tech against TCU at 3:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has a Conference USA matchup between Marshall and Florida Atlantic at 3:30 p.m. and a top-20 contest in the Pac-12 with USC against Utah at 10 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon when Texas travels to Kansas State, then West Virginia takes on Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. Primetime starts at 7:15 p.m. with Mississippi-LSU before Arizona State and Washington close out the night at 10:45 p.m.
Rutgers meets Nebraska at noon on ESPN2 and Oregon State faces Stanford at 3:30 p.m. Alabama meets Tennessee at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has a pair of contests, with Maine-Rhode Island at noon before Charleston Southern meets Coastal Carolina. Rice faces North Texas at noon on MASN2.
Delaware takes on William & Mary on Comcast at 12:30 p.m.
NASCAR is down to its final four races, with only eight contenders left for the championship. Martinsville hosts this week's race Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN. The truck series takes the track Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Capitals continue their west coast swing, meeting Calgary Saturday at 10 p.m. and Vancouver Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Niagara Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The road to the women's World Cup in Canada next year continues on FoxSports1, as the United States meets Mexico in the semifinals of CONCACAF Friday at 7:30 p.m. The championship match will be Sunday at 6 p.m., after the third place contest at 3 p.m.
NBC brings Leicester-Swansea Saturday at 12:30 p.m., then Manchester United plays Chelsea Sunday at noon. NBC Sports network starts its Premier League action Saturday at 7:45 a.m. when West Ham United meets Manchester City. Sunderland plays Arsenal at 10 a.m. and Everton takes on Burnley Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Seattle tangles with the Galaxy Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. Houston clashes with Chicago Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network while ESPN2 has Kansas City against the Red Bulls Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia faces Wake Forest in men's soccer on Comcast Friday at 6:30 p.m.
North Carolina hosts Florida State in women's soccer Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
In women's volleyball, Syracuse meets Georgia Tech Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast. Nebraska and Wisconsin clash on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m.
Comcast shows the Marine Corps marathon Sunday at 7 a.m.

Pass the Buck Friday

While waiting word on which candidate gets featured for Ten Buck Friday this week, I need to check out Democratic Pass the Buck Friday.
If background quotes were votes, they'd be in much better shape.
Democrats also privately gripe that the administration's response to Ebola was too slow, playing directly into a Republican narrative of  Democratic mismanagement. In August, the president's decision to issue a statement about the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic militants and then head directly to a golf game was viewed as tone deaf, at best, an assessment shared by the president himself.
But Democrats' biggest outrage stems from a speech Obama gave earlier this month, when a remark that his “policies are on the ballot” turned an economic speech into a potent attack ad. The remark was pre-scripted, further enraging campaign strategists when they learned it was not a spontaneous gaffe. Even friends couldn't defend the comment. “I wouldn't put that line there,” acknowledged the president's campaign guru, David Axelrod, on NBC's “Meet The Press,” calling it a “mistake.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How to keep progressives agitated

Inside Sen. Elizabeth Warren's office -
Staffer: I know the best way to boost your presidential hopes.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Change your answer, ever so slightly.

Spreading blog friendship

I Own the World touts those blogs that have linked them recently.
Time to join the fun.
Their blog has been on my sidebar since January 2011.

Meet Marlins man

Orioles fans were annoyed to see a guy with a Marlins shirt in a prime location behind home plate at Kansas City last week.
Now Kansas City fans are annoyed.
Especially since he's probably bought the same seats for games 6 and 7.
Hopefully he'll wash his sweatshirt before then.

Beginning institutional repair

George Will looks forward to 2015, with Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader.
“An executive order can’t [create consensus]. The fiat of a nine-person court can’t do it. A raucous and precarious partisan majority in the House can’t do it. The only institution that can make stable and enduring laws is the one we have in which all 50 states are represented equally, and where every single senator has a say in the laws that we pass.”

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Throwing team Obama under the bus

The next two weeks promise to be fun - then there will be fun after Election Day.
Democrats are growing increasingly pessimistic about their chances of holding onto the Senate, with most close races trending in the GOP's direction in a nationalized political environment. Republicans are now in position to net more than the six seats necessary to take the majority. Iowa is emerging as a must-win state for Democrats if they want to halt the Republican momentum, and it's a race where Democrats can't afford late-breaking mistakes. A plugged-in Democratic House official said internal polling showed Braley trailing Republican Joni Ernst in all of the state's congressional districts, even those that typically favor Democrats. Democrats are even struggling to hold Braley's House seat.
Glad to see Democrats joining the reality based community.
The reality is Election Day doesn't look good for them.

Time to roost

Proof Positive sees what Democrats will see in two weeks - vultures in their roost.
Lots of scandals. Lots of bones to pick apart.

Order a McRib and save the company

Megan McArdle notes the problems McDonald is currently having.
Consider two of the things analysts say that McDonald's needs to fix: speed of service and adapting the menu to changing American tastes. Problem is, adding new items to the menu, such as the McWrap, to suit changing tastes seems to be one of the reasons service has slowed down. The CEO announced today that the company will be simplifying the menu to speed things up, but this carries its own risks: People may get offended if they lose a beloved product.
Get your McRib while you can.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vote for my lying friends

Boil down President Obama's words on the radio Monday and you get a simple truth.
Democratic candidates are lying to voters in their desperate attempts to get elected.
Do you trust liars?
That's who Democrats have put on the ballot.
President Obama has done us a great service - reminding us some politicians will do whatever it takes to win.
And they are Democrats.

Hugh Jass problem

Via Best of the Web, another headache for Kentucky Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes - the names of food at her family's restaurant.
Hugh Jass Burgers -- say it out loud to get the joke -- has menu items like "Charlotte's Rack, sure to be voted biggest rack" named after Grimes' mom and "Abby's Hugh Jass," a burger named after her sister. They also sell souvenirs like an apron with "Check Out My Buns" emblazoned across it.
The restaurant's approach has raised eyebrows, especially since Grimes' camp accused the GOP of sexism.
Sounds like a Hugh Jass problem to me.

President Gilligan

If you'd like to see President Obama sent to a deserted island, DaTech Guy has an idea how it would work.
The Professor and his fellow castaways don’t hate Gilligan, they can’t even stay angry at him.  They simply accept that no matter his intentions, anything he Gilligan touches turns to disaster.
That’s what has happened with Barack Obama.  Partisans on the left can be counted on to spin his failures, partisans on the right to ascribe malicious intent but the vast body of apolitical people simply shrug when things go wrong in government.
They just don’t expect better anymore.

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.

New ramp, bad view

Don Surber highlights the new wheelchair ramps around Detroit - with nowhere to go if you'd like to use them.

Peeing in the shower

Via Instapundit, a college asking students to save water each morning.
Today's college kids already learned this lesson from "Jimmy Neutron."

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hey, beer man

The Baltimore Sun profiles one of the top beer vendors at Camden Yards.
Haskett is proud of the hard work of all the vendors like Collier.
“We’ve always had good vendors at Memorial Stadium and we’ve had good vendors at Camden Yards, and a lot of those vendors, and some of their techniques, I can’t beat them today,” he said. “But, for me, I’ve established a clientele over the course of time that people have bought from me for so many years. They are not going to buy from anybody else but me.”
Haskett attributes it to hard work and hustle.
“If you see the top vendors there, we are drenched with sweat by the time we get off from work,” he said.
Hard work and dedication will take you far.

Answers please, Senator Warner

Democrats have howled for months that Republicans offered jobs to state Senator Phil Puckett to gain control of the state senate.
Did our United States Senator get involved?
Warner spokesman Kevin Hall said that the U.S. senator “brainstormed” with Joseph Puckett about potential private-sector jobs for Ketron. Hall also acknowledged that Warner discussed a judgeship, but he added: “He did not offer any job nor would he nor could he, frankly.”
Neither James nor Hall offered details about the conversation between Warner and Joseph Puckett.
Wouldn't it be nice if Warner cared for all of his constituents like he did for Puckett's sister.

Bringing back Gilbert and Sullivan

Visiting my folks this weekend, I decided to scan some family photos.
In one photo frame, we found a picture of my mom as a high school freshman. (top row, second from right).
She remembered her songs from a play by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Pretty cool memory for a weekend.

Facebook quote of the week

All handled so I'm out of here

Saturday song

In Baltimore, they are excited about Orioles Magic.
Could this be the magic at last?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend watchdog

One series to go in each league until the World Series.
The American League championship series starts Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS, with the Orioles hosting Kansas City at Camden Yards. Neither team has been to the World Series since the mid-1980s, and the Royals are making their first postseason appearance since the championship season of 1985.
Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m. The series shifts to Kansas City Monday at 8 p.m.
Action in the National League starts Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox, as the Cardinals host San Francisco. The teams have alternated making the World Series since 2010, with the Giants claiming two crowns and the Cardinals winning in 2011 before falling to the Red Sox last season.
Game 2 will be Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox before heading to the Bay Area Tuesday.
NBC brings the NFC East battle between the Giants and Eagles Sunday night, and the 49ers take on the Rams Monday on ESPN.
Sunday's slate includes Ravens at Tampa Bay on CBS at 1 p.m. Fox has the doubleheader, bringing the Packers at Miami at 1 p.m. before the Redskins head to the desert to battle the Cardinals at 4:25 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday at 9 p.m. when Stanford hosts Washington State on ESPN.
Notre Dame's ACC schedule continues Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when North Carolina comes to town on NBC.
ABC brings the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at noon, and at 3:30 p.m. offers Michigan State-Purdue or TCU against Baylor. ESPN2 shows the game not seen over the air in your area.
It's SEC doubleheader weekend on CBS, with Georgia against Missouri at noon before second-ranked Auburn battles Mississippi State at 3:30 p.m. Fox offers Oregon against UCLA at 3:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Florida State visits Syracuse at noon on ESPN. Alabama tries to bounce back against Arkansas at 6 p.m. before Mississippi meets Texas A&M at 9 p.m.
Wisconsin hosts Illinois at noon on ESPN2. It's back to the Big Ten at 7 p.m. when Penn State clashes with Michigan and Southern Cal travels to Arizona at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Oklahoma State visiting Kansas at 4 p.m.
Duke clashes with Georgia Tech on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
Comcast brings CAA action Saturday at 12:30 p.m., with Towson taking on James Madison. Boston College battles North Carolina State at 3:30 p.m.
William & Mary tackles New Hampshire at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR has its final night race, with ABC covering the Sprint Cup action from Charlotte Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Nationwide racers go Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Formula One racers visit Russia Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Saturday at 7 a.m. after practice Friday at 6 a.m.
Ice hockey season continues Saturday on Comcast, as the Capitals travel to Boston at 7 p.m.
The Wizards have a preseason contest with Detroit Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Vancouver visits Seattle in MLS play on NBC Sports network Friday at 10 p.m. Dallas takes on the Galaxy Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's an international friendly between the United States and Ecuador Friday at 6:40 p.m. on ESPN, then Mexico meets Panama on ESPN2 Sunday at 4:55 p.m.
Louisville takes on Florida State in ACC women's volleyball Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.

Win the north

The Ten Buck Friday crew focuses on Alaska this week, where Dan Sullivan hopes to become a Republican Senator.
The Democrat holding the seat only one due to a fluke in 2008.
It's time to return the seat to the Republican side.
Thus says the Ten Buck Friday crew.

Adrienne's Corner

Diogenes' Middle Finger

Fishersville Mike

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Laughing Conservative

Left Coast Rebel

Mind Numbed Robot


Political Clown Parade

Proof Positive

Texas Conservative News

Theo Spark


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Better the second time around

Orioles fans are getting the chance to watch the exciting Game 2 win on MASN Wednesday.
For those of us who had to work Friday afternoon, it's a chance to enjoy the excitement.
And get ready for Friday's championship series opener.

Coming here didn't help

The death of the Liberian man who made it to Texas before his Ebola symptoms appeared ought to allay some concerns.
Some worried people in Africa would be flocking on planes to the United States to get the best treatment - and have better survival chances.
Here's an example that it doesn't matter.
Protect yourself where you live, because the United States can't ensure your survival.
Hopefully, lessons have been learned from Texas before more Ebola cases erupt.

Worthless fighter

Roger L. Simon isn't impressed with Leon Panetta's current book tour.
He has appeared extremely worried about the future of our country and the world, as he well should be.  And all of this has been given extra gravitas because Mr. Panetta was very much an insider to nearly all the important foreign policy decisions until recently.  He was there.
It’s good that we know all this, or some of it, now, but I must ask the obvious question that even Bill O’Reilly omitted — or felt it impolite to ask.  Mr. Panetta, why didn’t you do something about it at the time?  Yes, I know you made your pitch — as you say others did — and the president just couldn’t be moved.  But if that was the case, why did you stay there?  Why didn’t you quit, leave this administration that was doing nearly everything wrong and hurting our country and the world, when it became increasingly obvious that you couldn’t change it, change him?  Wouldn’t that have been the patriotic thing, to do something before it is too late?  Because now, it may actually be… too late.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Corpse at every wedding

Instapundit gets a good response to a link about President Obama injecting himself in the current campaign.
"To Democrats in tough races, Obama is practically the corpse at every wedding.”

Monday, October 6, 2014

Schooling the experts

Connecticut tried to blame homeschooling for the Newtown shooting.
It's time to stomp that thought.
So yes, Adam Lanza’s mother homeschooled him during his high school years. But Nancy Lanza wasn’t trying to prove some political point by homeschooling her son. She was trying to help him, to give him a future, to keep him alive, and to keep his peers safe. The Newtown Public School system was involved every step of the way. “Even after beginning homeschooling, Adam continued to attend Newtown High’s Tech Club meetings,” Solomon writes. Adam’s home curriculum was coordinated with Newtown High so that when he graduated, he received a diploma rather than a G.E.D. Adam Lanza’s homeschooling was a reaction to his illness, not the cause of it.

Undefeated team watch

The 1972 Dolphins can celebrate once again.
The last two undefeated NFL teams fell on Sunday.
Forty-two years later, no team has matched those Dolphins.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

We're sleeping in tomorrow, boys

No early afternoon game for the Orioles Monday.
They win 2-1, and advance to the league championship series Friday.
See you there.

Pipeline paranoia

You've seen it with the Keystone XL pipeline.
Now that a natural gas pipeline has been proposed for Augusta County, you see the fear of whole endeavor.
Despite multiple pipelines already criss-crossing the country.
The News Leader looks (might be behind paywall) at a pipeline that's been here since the 1930s.
It was improved in the 1970s.
There's constant maintenance for all parts of the pipeline's path, at least twice a year.
Current neighbors aren't bothered by the pipeline near their land.
Probably won't be enough to calm nerves.
There's never enough.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy CB Radio Day

Instapundit uses today's holiday - CB Radio Day - to remember how CB radio changed the 70s.
But, in fact, CB was a revolution in its time, whose effects are still felt today. Before Citizens' Band was created, you needed a license to be on the air, with almost no exceptions. Radio was seen as Serious Technology For Serious People, nothing for normal folks to fool around with, at least not without government approval. Citizens' Band put an end to that, not by regulatory design but by popular fiat. Originally, a license was required for Citizens' Band, too, but masses of people simply broke the law and operated without a license until the FCC was forced to bow to reality. It was a form of mass civil disobedience that accomplished in its sphere what drug-legalization activists have never been able to accomplish in theirs. No small thing.
And it didn't stop there. Citizens' Band radio became popular because of widespread resistance to another example of regulatory overreach: the unpopular 55-mile-per-hour speed limit. Actually passed in 1974, but popularly identified with Jimmy Carter's "moral equivalent of war," speed limits were for the first time set not for reasons of safety, but for reasons of politics and social engineering. Americans rejected that approach in massive numbers, and entered into a state of more-or-less open rebellion. CB was valuable -- as songs like Convoy! and movies like Smokey and the Bandit illustrated -- because it allowed citizens to spontaneously organize against what they saw as illegitimate authority.
10-4, good buddy.

If the Orioles play the Royals

By the end of Sunday, we could have the American League championship series set.
The Orioles and Royals are one win away from advancing to the next round.
Wonder if the Orioles' wrestling fan will be there?

Paranoia or prudence?

How do you deal with it?
Is it something that can be dealt with using smart strategies, or something that will quickly spiral out of control?
If you're concerned now, are you paranoid?
Or just being prudent?
President Reagan always said "Trust, but verify."
Emphasis on verify.

Panetta vs Obama

The next week promises to be interesting, as Leon Panetta's book focuses the spotlight on Obama's failures in Iraq.
He can't blame George W. Bush for how the withdrawal went, no matter how hard he tries.

Saturday song

I heard this song while traveling, and realized the Orioles' next win will be number 99, regular and postseason combined.

Facebook quote of the week

CCR's version of Heard it Through the Grapevine took me all the way from home to the gym this morning. Very fun. Anyone else remember dancing through the whole song? It's a long one but no one wanted to be the one to quit. ...

Friday, October 3, 2014

I don't like you doing good

This Slate author has concerns about so many missionary doctors in Africa.
Do they care more about the body or soul?
I'd have concerns about atheist doctors in Africa - if there were any.

Redskins' new name

Daniel Snyder should announce he's changing the team name to Washington Ebola.
That way President Obama will pay attention to the disease.

Make no mistake. My mistakes are on the ballot

Democrats cringed when they heard these 28 words from President Obama.
Even Mark Warner.
Especially Mark Warner.

Weekend watchdog

Two teams from Los Angeles and two teams from the Baltimore-Washington area topped the major leagues all season long.
Will they continue their dominance in October?
The 2014 Major League Baseball postseason continues with four games Friday. The Orioles and Tigers get the action going at noon on TBS, with Baltimore trying to take a 2-0 series lead.
The Nationals, fresh off their second NL East crown in three years, host the Giants on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m. The Cardinals and Dodgers start their series at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, and it's Game 2 of the Angels and Royals on TBS at 9:30 p.m.
The second games in the National League will be Saturday. FoxSports1 has the Nationals and Giants at 5:30 p.m. before MLB network carries the Cardinals and Dodgers.
Both American League Series change venues Sunday, with Detroit hosting the Orioles at 3:30 p.m. on TBS before Royals takes on the Angels at 7:30 p.m.
The best-of-five series continue through Thursday, if necessary.
The Redskins and Seahawks close out NFL weekend Monday night on ESPN. CBS has the Sunday doubleheader, starting at 1 p.m. with Ravens-Colts before the Chiefs travel to San Francisco. Fox will show Falcons against the Giants at 1 p.m., and the undefeated Bengals battle New England at 8:20 p.m. on NBC.
ESPN has a college football twinbill Friday as ACC newcomers Louisville and Syracuse meet at 7 p.m. before Utah State battles BYU at 10:15 p.m.
Virginia Tech plays North Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the ACC network game of the week.
Maryland makes its Big Ten home debut on ABC at noon, taking on Ohio State. Top-ranked Florida State takes on Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m., while other areas of the country will see Baylor-Texas. It's back to the Big Ten for primetime, with Nebraska at Michigan State at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame meets Stanford on NBC at 3:30 p.m. while CBS brings Alabama-Mississippi.
Fox offers Oklahoma against TCU at 3:30 p.m., followed by Arizona State meeting Southern Cal at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M taking on Mississippi State. In primetime, LSU clashes with Auburn at 7 p.m. followed by Utah against UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Illinois meets Purdue on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Wisconsin-Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. Then its' off to the ACC for Miami battling Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State tangles with Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1.
Virginia hosts Pittsburgh Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, after Stony Brook meets Towson at 3:30 p.m.
MASN has Marshall against Old Dominion at noon followed by the Big 12 contest between Kansas and West Virginia.
North of the border, ESPN2 brings Calgary and Saskatchewan Friday at 10 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school football from Georgia Friday at 7 p.m., with Norcross meeting North Gwinett.
NASCAR's Chase for the Cup enters its second round this weekend, with 12 racers still in the chase at Kansas. The flag drops Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, and the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 1 a.m.
The Capitals close out the preseason against the Hurricanes Sunday at 3 p.m. on Comcast.
D.C. United hosts Sporting Kansas City Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and there's a pair of contests Saturday - Houston against the Red Bulls at 6 p.m. and Portland battling San Jose at 11 p.m.
Aston Villa meets Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. Liverpool takes on West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network, and there's two more Premier League games Sunday - Manchester United facing Everton at 7 a.m. before Chelsea-Arsenal.
Virginia Tech visits North Carolina in women's soccer Friday at 4 p.m. on Comcast.
Duke takes on Louisville in college field hockey on Comcast Friday at 6 p.m.
NBC offers the Bourbon Stakes from Kentucky Sunday at 5 p.m.

Help Mary find a home

The Ten Buck Crew sets its sights on Louisiana this week.
Bill Cassidy leads the Republican field.
Mary Landrieu has spent so much time in Washington, she considers it home. At least more at home than Louisiana, where she claims to still live with her parents.
The crew wants her back with mommy and daddy.

Adrienne's Corner

Diogenes' Middle Finger

Fishersville Mike

For God, Family, and Country

Laughing Conservative

Left Coast Rebel

Mind Numbed Robot


Political Clown Parade

Proof Positive

Texas Conservative News

Theo Spark


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Benefitting after the lean years

My parents got to attend Thursday's playoff opener in Baltimore.
I even caught a glimpse of them on TV, behind the Orioles dugout.
They had those seats since the stadium opened in 1992, including 14 straight losing seasons through 2011.
Years when they struggled to find people to use all the tickets they had.
Years when the seats were good and the outcomes weren't.
Years of being surrounded by Red Sox or Yankee fans, who took away the homefield advantage.
This year has been fun.
And promises more fun the rest of October.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

State of the Senate race

Ace of Spades Decision Desk compiles the latest Senate polling.
Republicans have much to be excited about, but they must keep in mind the margins of these wins. The difference between a Senate majority and minority comes down to just a few points in a few states, and there is still enough time for a gaffe, misfire, or complacency to make those small leads vanish. Now in the home stretch and mostly avoiding the costly mistakes in the Senate fights of the last few cycles, they have the lead.

Dog-gone happy fan

The Royals won Tuesday night.
And one fan is getting a puppy - and plenty of attention.

Happy disaster anniversary

October 1 means Democrats want to remain you about last year's government shutdown.
And Republicans want to remain you what a lousy year Obamacare had.
If they like their disaster emails, they can keep their disaster emails.
There's not going to be a government shutdown before the election.
But signs of government gaps and premium increases due to Obamacare will be leaking out.