Friday, September 30, 2016

Oh the weather outside is frightful

If you want to play October baseball, you have to deal with the conditions.
The Orioles and Blue Jays want to play next week.
The weather in New York and Boston isn't really cooperating, but they are playing.
Nice to watch the shivering fans in a warm house.
Orioles lead 2-0 in the fourth.
A deluge after we finish five innings would be appreciated.

Weekend watchdog

The 21st century hasn't been kind to the United States Ryder Cup teams.
With just one victory in the biennial contests since 1999, the United States will try to break through on home turf this weekend.
NBC gets the play going Saturday at 9 a.m., with the final day's matches at noon Sunday.
The Orioles close out the regular season against the Yankees on MASN, while the NL East Division champion Nationals gear up for the postseason against the Marlins on MASN2.
The Blue Jays and Red Sox play Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Sunday at 3 p.m. on TBS. Fox has Mets-Phillies and Pirates against the Cardinals Saturday at 1 p.m. FoxSports1 has the Royals taking on the Indians at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday NFL play starts early this week, with the Colts facing the Jaguars in London at 9:30 a.m. on CBS. Redskins host the Browns at 1 p.m. on CBS, and Fox brings Cowboys-49ers in the late afternoon slot. The Steelers host the Chiefs on NBC at 8:20, with Giants-Vikings on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday with a top 10 battle in the Pac-12 Friday as Stanford meets Washington at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Toledo takes on BYU at 10:15 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia opens conference play against Duke on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Texas takes on Oklahoma State on ABC at noon, followed by Michigan-Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. Primetime brings the big matchup between Louisville and Clemson.
CBS brings Tennessee-Georgia at 3:30 p.m.
TCU meets Oklahoma on Fox at 5 p.m., then it's Southern Cal-Arizona State at 8:30 p.m.
The day starts for ESPN at noon with Notre Dame's contest with Syracuse at the Meadowlands and it's Florida State-North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama takes on Kentucky at 7 p.m. before UCLA meets Arizona.
Miami meets Georgia Tech on ESPN2 at noon and Illinois faces Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. Boise State battles Utah State at 10:15 p.m.
Baylor battles Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1.
Comcast offers Georgia State against Appalachian State at noon, followed by Towson-Richmond.
NASCAR's chase for the Cup visits Dover Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. while the Truck Series will be on FoxSports1 at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Malaysian Grand Prix Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Capitals prepare for the season with a contest against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast
Manchester United takes on Stoke City at 6 a.m. Sunday on NBC Sports network, followed by Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester City and Burnley-Arsenal at 11 a.m.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

On the trail

DaTech Guy crossed the border into New Hampshire to catch Donald Trump's latest rally.
The general gist I got from the various people I interviewed is they want Trump more on the attack during the next two debates. That question really comes down to a serious question: Is it more important to keep the base energized or to keep playing the “Trump isn’t crazy” card during the debates that remain. I’m not sure which is the right move.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Watching Trump learn

From Monday's debate, are we talking about the future?
More about 14 year old radio interviews about Iraq.
And Miss Universe 1996 and her weight gain.
Trump's style should be assumed.
He's rough and tumble, ready to take on all comers.
Even the unimportant ones.
If he can turn the contest back toward the country's future, he'll be doing fine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Too much pregame

Still hours to go to the debate.
DaTech Guy weighs in, just like to many others.
The Clinton advantage MSM: The biggest advantage for Hillary Clinton is the MSM. As long as Hillary Clinton doesn’t cough up a lung, start drooling on the stage or physically collapse, the media will pronounce her well and declare her the victor in tonight’s debate. It doesn’t matter what she says or how she says it this is going to be the media narrative that the press will be selling.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

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

Vandals helping Trump

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

Let the Flowers bloom

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy anniversary, Nirvana

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

Recycling update

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

Facebook quote of the week

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

Saturday song

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend watchdog

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rundown on "Run them down"

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

Did police say "stagger around"

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Busy bee

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's a gas, California

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

Undefeated teams watch

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

Let the anger flow

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

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More pipelines

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

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

Tsunami of unease

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

Weekend watchdog

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Take the deplorable test

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

The healthy candidate

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where can you move at this late date?

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This is how you do it

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

How does Hillary show she's healthy?

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dying to be president

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

Hard to swallow

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sept. 11 is Hillary's bad day

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

Today's big question

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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Have you forgotten

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

Whose government has let them down

Slate tries to defend Hillary Clinton.
It's a tough go.
The "basket of deplorables" comment is a look into the soul of Clinton and her supporters.
Now, some of those folks—they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket—and I know this because I see friends from all over America here—I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas—as well as, you know, New York and California—but that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change.
The "deplorables" find common cause with those let down by the government.
Who has led the government for the past eight years?
President Obama.
If people feel they aren't being listened to - and they support Trump - it's because they are disappointed in what Obama has done.
Not Democratic talking points about "Republican obstruction."
It's not Trump who's elevated those Clinton calls deplorables.
It's Obama and his team.
And she's part of that team.


A simple picture sums up the current campaign.

It's Axis of Fedorables against you

Poor Hillary can't even read her lines right.
It's not Basket of Deplorables.
It's Axis of Fedorables who are against her.

Saturday song

Get a jump on the weekend with Van Halen.

Facebook quote of the week

The decisions of drivers on I-40 east in Knoxville during the present rush hour could best be described as baffling.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Reading the zeitgeist

Scott Adams has a feeling - the Trump landslide will happen.

Hillary lost the election in January 2009

I want to get ahead of the curve.
Sure, Hillary appears to have a lead now.
But it's fading.
A few more debates and then the Trump landslide?
Hillary's email decision in January 2009.
Simple and easy to understand.
Everybody who votes uses email.
They have rules for email at their work.
They know they have to follow those rules.
Hillary bent the State Department rules to set up her own system.
She wanted to keep her private stuff out of the State Department email.
But when you're Secretary of State, everything you do is part of your official job.
Her work bled over into the private system.
If, after years in the public eye in Arkansas and Washington, she could choose this email path, it makes you wonder.
What other rules would she bend as president?
You can fear Trump for not acting like you think a president should.
You fear Hillary that she'll act like she always has as president.

Weekend watchdog

College Gameday on ESPN also seeks the biggest games of the week.
This week, they visit the biggest venue.
NASCAR's Bristol Motor Speedway put a football field in the middle of its track, and hosts Tennessee and Virginia Tech Saturday at 8 p.m. ABC has game coverage.
Michigan Stadium has held the college football attendance record for just over 115,000 in the stands for a game against Notre Dame. Around 150,000 are expected for the contest at Bristol, as the track infield becomes a playing field.
The college weekend continues with ACC action between Louisville and Syracuse Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia heads west to take on Oregon on ESPN Saturday at 10:30 p.m. The network's day begins at noon as Pittsburgh battles Penn State and TCU takes on Arkansas at 7 p.m.
Michigan meets Central Florida on ABC at noon, followed by Tulsa-Ohio State at 3:30 p.m.
CBS offers Florida-Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. while Notre Dame has its home opener against Nevada on NBC. Fox has BYU battling Utah at 7:30 p.m.
Nebraska tangles with Nevada on ESPN2 at noon, followed by top-ranked Alabama against Western Kentucky. In primetime, South Carolina visits Mississippi State before Washington State meets Boise State in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 has Oklahoma State against Central Michigan at noon and it's Baylor-SMU at 3:30 p.m. Texas Tech takes on Arizona State at 10 p.m.
The ACC network brings Troy against Clemson Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Kansas hosts Ohio on MASN2 at 2:30 p.m.
Florida State faces Charleston Southern at 12:30 p.m. on Comcast. Richmond tangles with Norfolk State at 6 p.m.
CBS brings the Ravens' opener against the Bills Sunday at 1 p.m., while Fox has Packers-Jaguars followed by the Giants' visit to Dallas. New England takes on Arizona on NBC Sunday night.
The Redskins host the Steelers at 6:50 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Rams-49ers in the nightcap.
The Nationals host the Phillies on MASN Friday and Saturday, moving to MASN2 Sunday afternoon. The Orioles visit the Tigers on MASN2 Friday and Saturday, and MASN and TBS Sunday.
Fox returns to coverage Saturday afternoon, featuring Cubs-Astros and the Blue Jays battling the Red Sox. ESPN closes the weekend with Cubs playing the Astros Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR's Chase for the Cup will be set after Saturday night's race in Richmond. NBC Sports network has coverage at 7:30 p.m., after the Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The PGA tour sets its 30-player field for the Tour Championship with this weekend's BMW Championship on NBC Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Mixed Doubles championship of the U.S. Open Friday at noon, followed by the men's semifinals at 3 p.m. on ESPN. The women's championship will be Saturday at 4 p.m., with the men's final Sunday at 4 p.m.
D.C. United takes on the Red Bulls on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
Manchester United meets Manchester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6:30 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Southampton. Liverpool battles Leicester City at 12:30 p.m., while CNBC carries Stoke City against Tottenham Hotspur.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

God bless the U.S.A.

Lee Greenwood gives voice to many Americans - not the few seeking publicity while forgetting the great things we have here in the United States.

Offended by Rita Moreno?

I remember Rita Moreno from the Electric Company in the 1970s.
Now she'd be banned by some colleges.
Hey, you guys, relax.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Money can't buy her love

Remember the August talk of how Hillary Clinton was winning the ad wars.
There were Clinton ads on every Olympics telecast.
What did it get her?
Democrats hoped the stomp Trump in August and coast to Election Day.
They shot at Trump, but didn't take him down.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Who else coughs like this?

Is Hillary Clinton coughing during speeches a big deal?
Who else do you hear doing that?
Because if a politician was coughing during speeches over a short period of time, the networks would run the video.
Since it is different than the usual speech.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Coughing corner

Hillary Clinton spoke Monday.
Hillary Clinton coughed Monday.
The former secretary of state has suffered from coughing fits at times throughout the Democratic presidential primary, but has not had a public coughing fit recently. However the frog in Clinton's throat on Monday was one of the most aggressive she's had during her 2016 run and left her almost unable to finish her remarks.

Laboring to the new next

Mark Steyn uses this Labor Day to wonder what happens to the laborers when there's no work for them to do.
Manufacturing produces the same amount with about a third of the labor that it took in 1950. By 2010, the US economy had restored pre-recession levels of output but without restoring pre-recession levels of employment: It turned out there was no reason to hire back laid off workers, and a lot of reasons not to, once you factor in the taxes, insurance and the other burdens the state imposes on you for putting even modest sums in the pocket of employees you don't really need.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Don't make me talk to people

Good thing Ann Althouse watches the Sunday shows.
We need to be ready for how Hillary Clinton deals with people.
No press conferences.
No big speeches in front of people.
She'll talk to her friends and they'll tell us what's going on.
Forget the State of the Union speech.
She'll send us an email.
Sorry Hillary, but that's not the way to become president of all the people.

Wasted endorsement

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has come out with an early endorsement - Gary Johnson for president.
The endorsement ends with some wishful thinking.
These are unsettling times. Americans across the political spectrum worry that our once-great institutions no longer work in the interests of the people — and sometimes don’t work at all. Why not take this chance to reject the binary choice between Clinton and Trump that was created by our two-party system? We strongly urge the debate commission to invite Johnson onto the stage to give voters an opportunity to hear his positions, to evaluate his temperament, and, perhaps most important, to compare him with the candidates nominated by the two traditional parties.
Sorry, but most voters look at just the two major parties.
When Johnson doesn't make the debates in three weeks, his door slams shut.
It's either Trump or Hillary, like it or not.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Candidate of the ultrarich

Would you like to ask Hillary Clinton a question?
How much money do you have?
She's been hanging out with rich people the last two weeks, so she can run TV ads showing how she cares for all people.

I forgot

Evil Blogger Lady remembers, even if Hilary Clinton doesn't.
Paul Shanklin's Rush Limbaugh's Hillary "I don't remember" parody was way closer to the truth than people realized at the time. Hillary Clinton is either a completely corrupt criminal or her brain really is jello.  Actually it is probably both.The more we find out about Hillary Clinton's email debacle, the worst it gets.

Facebook quote of the week

Chicago recorded 90 murders, and a total of 472 shooting victims, some 27 children younger than thirteen. Outrage? Riots? Speeches?......Anyone? Anyone?

Saturday song

On a three-day holiday weekend, some people have too much time on their hands.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Making poop not stink

Via Powerline, California's plans to reduce emissions from cows - both flatulence and manure.
The legislation seeks to reduce methane emissions associated with manure to 40 percent below their 2013 levels by 2030. Methane is one of several gases known as short-lived climate pollutants that don’t persist for long in the atmosphere but have a huge influence on the climate.
Who's in charge of getting cows to poop out cleaner waste?

Weekend watchdog

Many college football teams dream of making the end of the season playoff field.
A few of those dreams will be dashed the first weekend of the season.
The big weekend continues Friday at 8 p.m. as Colorado clashes with Colorado State Friday on ESPN, and FoxSports1 offers Kansas State against eighth-ranked Stanford at 9 p.m.
Action Saturday starts at 7:30 a.m. from Ireland, with Georgia Tech taking on Boston College on ESPN2.
The ACC network carries Virginia Tech's opener against Liberty Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Third-ranked Oklahoma faces number 15 Houston on ABC at noon, and fifth-ranked LSU battles Wisconsin at Green Bay's Lambeau Field at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama takes on Southern Cal from the Cowboys' home in the nightcap at 8 p.m.
CBS has Texas A&M battling UCLA at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Michigan meeting Hawaii. Georgia tackles North Carolina in a top-25 contest at 5:30 p.m. and its second-ranked Clemson against Auburn at 9 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Missouri at noon on FoxSports1, with Arizona-BYU at 10:30 p.m.
Comcast brings Boise State's battle with Louisiana-Lafayette at noon and Towson tangles with South Florida at 7 p.m.
Alcorn State takes on Bethune-Cookman Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Notre Dame tangles with Texas Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ABC and it's fourth-ranked Florida State meeting Mississippi Monday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Orioles host the Yankees for the weekend on MASN while the Nationals play the Mets on MASN2 Friday and Saturday.
FoxSports1 has a pair of contests Saturday, with the Rangers meeting the Astros at 4 p.m followed by Tigers-Royals. TBS offers the Giants' visit to the Cubs Sunday at 2:20 p.m. and ESPN has Nationals against Mets Sunday at 8 p.m.
Darlington hosts NASCAR for Labor Day weekend, with the Southern 500 on NBC Sunday at 6 p.m. The Xfinity race goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and the Truck series goes Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Italian Grand Prix Sunday at 7 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
IndyCar's Grand Prix at the Glen will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Boston Sunday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC.
There's third round play at the U.S. Open Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and 6 p.m. on ESPN2, continuing Saturday on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday begins the round of 16 at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.
The Breeder's Cup challenge has the Woodward Stakes Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Warming up for Colin Kaepernick's visit to San Diego Thursday.
Before protesting, you need to look at the calendar.

Postseason in their future?

College football gets going this weekend.
The University of Virginia has a new coach, and maybe hope of playing a game in December.
My prediction is Virginia will finish somewhere between worst-case scenario 5-7 to best-case scenario 7-5. I’m thinking 6-6, but wouldn’t be surprised if this team finds its way to seven wins under Coach Bronco Mendenhall.
There are a few swing games -- Pitt, Louisville, Miami, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech -- that will likely determine the finish, but I believe the biggest swing game of the season is at UConn on Sept. 17. Win that one over former UVa defensive coordinator Bob Diaco (under Al Groh), and there’s a good chance that the Cavaliers will go 3-1 nonconference, meaning they have to win only three of eight ACC games to become bowl-eligible.