Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend watchdog

You can watch racers go round and round all day Sunday.
The day begins in Monaco on NBC with the Formula One Grand Prix at 7:30 a.m., where they race through the streets of the small nation along the Mediterranean Sea.
Indianapolis hosts its big race on ABC Sunday at noon, where they will drive 500 miles in hopes of drinking milk.
There's another beverage at the NASCAR track, with coverage of the 600-mile race starting at 6 p.m. on Fox.
Before the big day, NBC Sports network has Indy's Carb Day Friday at 11 a.m. and Monaco qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m.
FoxSports1 brings NASCAR qualifying Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Xfinity race Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Orioles meet the Astros on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Saturday's game part of Fox coverage. Other areas will see the Pirates against the Mets and Cubs-Dodgers.
The Nationals host the Padres for the weekend on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers the Indians' contest with the Royals Saturday at 4 p.m. The Pirates and Mets meet Sunday night on ESPN2.
The ACC baseball tournament continues as Miami battles Wake Forest at 11 a.m. on Comcast, then Florida State faces Louisville at 3 p.m. and it's N.C. State-North Carolina at 7 p.m.
The winners of the four pools battle in the semifinals Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m., with the championship Sunday at noon on ESPN2.
The SEC crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Predators and Penguins have the weekend to prepare for Monday's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on NBC at 8 p.m.
The NBA Conference finals finished Thursday, giving the Warriors and Cavaliers seven days to prepare for the start of the NBA Finals.
The PGA tour's Dean and DeLuca Invitational will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Towson takes on Ohio State in the men's lacrosse tournament semifinal Saturday at noon on ESPN2. Maryland meets Denver in the second semifinal, with the winners tangling Monday for the title.
It's NCAA softball super regional weekend, with four games on ESPN2 Friday, starting at 4 p.m. and more action Saturday. ESPN has five contests to coverage from 1 p.m. and there's three games on ESPN2 beginning at 5 p.m.
Final berths for the Softball World Series will be claimed Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.
Fox offers Seattle-Portland in MLS action Saturday at 3 p.m. Atlanta United meets New York City Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN then Dallas takes on Houston on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing from the Glen Helen National Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Premiership Rugby final will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Who's going to sing?

The Nashville Predators have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final.
They will know their opponent later tonight.
They know they have home games next weekend, but don't know who will be singing the national anthem.
Doubt it will be the guy who complained about being replaced by the star-studded lineup as the playoffs progressed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

So long, everybody

Sad to hear the news that Sonny Randle passed.
He brought the sports news to life every morning for many years on the ride to work in Charlottesville.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ISIS or ISIL

There's been debate over calling our Islamic enemies ISIS or ISIL.
President Trump answered the question Tuesday.
It's ISIL - with the L for Loser.

Carry on until the next attack

Mark Steyn does not have kind words for European leaders after the latest attack - this time after a concert in Manchester.
 "Carry on" is a very British expression. One thinks of the famous scene in one of the most famous of the Carry On comedies, Carry On Up The Khyber, surely the most insightful film ever made about Afghanistan: as you'll recall, the revolting Khasi of Khalabar grows ever more enraged at the British Governor's refusal to let the shelling and destruction of Government House disrupt his dinner party. Even when the Khasi has the main course replaced with the head of a decapitated fakir, Her Majesty's viceroy declines to let his eye be caught by these vulgar attention-seeking jihadists. The film received unenthusiastic reviews from London critics in 1968. One would not have predicted that half-a-century later it would be official British policy on the home front.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Top of the mountain

The Jeffersoniad does some blasting - of Tom Perriello supporters trying to ride anti-pipeline fervor to victory in the Democratic primary.
The Soros-set would have you believe that Kim Jong Un is the master engineer for this project.  The reality is that Thomas Jefferson was more destructive at Monticello leveling the top of that mountain than Dominion will be for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
How about a row of windmills along the proposed path of the pipeline?
Would that make the protesters happy?
Doubt it.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

How many stayed to listen to Pence?

A group of Notre Dame students walked out on Vice President Pence during today's commencement ceremony.
Many, many more stayed to listen and learn.
Those who left will be looking for jobs in Trump's economy soon.
I hope they realize that.

O man, what a problem

NRO's David French got in trouble for calling Bradley Manning by his birth name.
He used his pronouns but not in the way Bradley and his friends intended.
Guess they have too much time on their hands.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trust the people who know the land

The Weather Channel highlights a poll where you can tell thoughts on global warming based on where people live.
It shows the divide of how people believe humans are the primary cause of global warming.
But in the Deep South, Midwest, Plains and intermountain West, most counties lean in the opposite direction and believe humans aren't the primary cause of global warming
What do those areas have in common?
People who work on the land.
Whose livelihood depends on good weather and understanding the local climate.
People who are closest to nature.
Maybe we should trust their opinion.

Recycling update

Dropped off some cans at the local center, getting 45 cents per pound.
Up five cents from the last visit in March.
And they asked if I lost weight since the last visit.
A good way to start the morning.

Saturday song

Tony Orlando wants to find his Sweet Gypsy Rose.


Facebook quote of the week

Tha moment when you're to blame because your preteen forgot to charge her phone?! And this is my fault how???

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekend watchdog

At Pimlico Saturday evening, we'll find out if there's a shot at a second Triple Crown winner in three years.
Or if it's wait until next year.
Always Dreaming tries to continue living the dream, leading the field into the 142nd Preakness Stakes. NBC has coverage Saturday at 5 p.m.
A win means he could join American Pharoah as Triple Crown winners since 2015.
NBC Sports network has the Black Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles host the Blue Jays for the weekend, with games Friday and Sunday on MASN and Saturday on MASN2. The Nationals go to Atlanta, with coverage on MASN2 Friday and Sunday and MASN Saturday at 4 p.m.
There's three games scheduled on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m., with the Mets hosting the Angels, Giants meeting the Cardinals or Tigers taking on the Rangers. It's Tigers-Rangers on ESPN Sunday night.
TNT carries the NBA Eastern Conference finals, with Game 2 from Boston Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Game 3 from Cleveland Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Warriors and Spurs continue their Western Conference final Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
The Senators and Penguins tangle Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
The Western Conference final between Anaheim and Nashville goes west to Anaheim on NBC Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
NASCAR has its All-Star weekend in Charlotte, with FoxSports1 coverage at 8 p.m. after the qualifying Open race at 6 p.m. The Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's qualifying weekend at Indianapolis, with coverage on ABC Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Premier League closes its regular season Sunday at 10 a.m., with NBC's family of networks covering all the contests. NBC carries Arsenal-Everton, with Liverpool facing Middlesbrough on NBC Sports network.
It's Watford against Manchester City on USA, while Manchester United faces Crystal Palace on CNBC. West Ham battles Burnley on Oxygen and Chelsea clashes with Sunderland on SyFy.
MSNBC brings Hull City-Tottenham Hotspur, with Bravo carrying Leicester City against Bournemouth. Stoke City tangles with Southampton on E and Esquire shows Swansea City against West Bromwich Albion.
Minnesota United meets the Galaxy on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. and Orlando takes on New York City on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
CBS has coverage of the PGA tour's Byron Nelson Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In the men's college lacrosse tournament, Towson takes on Syracuse Sunday at noon on ESPN2 before Maryland meets Albany.
The NCAA softball tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2 with Marshall meeting Illinois. It's Notre Dame against California at 2 p.m., followed by Jacksonville State-Georgia at 4:30 p.m. and Longwood taking on Tennessee at 7 p.m. The night closes with Fresno State-Michigan at 9 p.m. and Lehigh's contest with UCLA at 11:30 p.m.
ESPN brings North Carolina against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Wisconsin's battle with Missouri at 9 p.m.
Play continues on ESPN Saturday at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m., while ESPN2 has contests from noon until 10 p.m. Sunday's play can be seen on ESPN at noon and 2:30 p.m. before moving to ESPN2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has WNBA action between Minnesota and New York Thursday at 7 p.m.
The tour of California cycling race continues Friday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's motorcycle racing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.
Exeter takes on Saracens in rugby Saturday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What do they know and when will they tell us?

Ace describes the problem now for anti-Trump partisans -now that there's a special counsel, what happens if Trump did nothing illegal?
They also use the very vague word "collusion" to mask the fact they have no idea what Trump and Putin "colluded" about, or how. What quid pro quo are they alleging? How was this contract formed? Who negotiated this contract?
They have no idea, because they don't even really believe such a thing happened.
If they really believed such things happened, they would specifically say "Trump Aide X, with Trump's knowledge and permission, negotiated to trade American policy Y to Russia in exchange for Russian act Z."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The snipe hunt continues

The allegations about Trump and Russia have been going on for so long.
If you don't trust Trump, everything you see confirms he did something wrong.
Now there's a special prosecutor.
Like a snipe hunt, there's nothing there in reality.
But you can still make a mess trying to find it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Everybody hates Trump

I'm bored.
Every day a new outage by President Trump, according to his critics.
Scott Adams tries to sort Trump's accomplishments and problems.
Trump haters won't be swayed.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Aborting chances for Democrats

Remember when the pro-life side was supposed to doom Republicans to years out of power?
Instead, it's the abortion rights crew that wants to split apart Democrats.
You may have seen their ads on Blue Virginia attacking Bernie Sanders on abortion which seem grossly irrelevant to the current governor’s race. The apparent relationship however is that Bernie Sanders recently joined with John Podesta, Elizabeth Warren and dozens of Obama alums in endorsing Tom Perriello for Governor. But for some reason, as the Democratic party continues to join together against Donald Trump and his neo-crazy agenda, NARAL-VA appears to be more interested in re-litigating Bernie Sanders.
Keep up the good work.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kick the bucket

Want to see some animals get a drink of water?
From the perspective of the bucket?
Quite an interesting concept.

Let's go to the Hut

Legal Insurrection found a quickly disappearing - but on the mark - take by Pizza Hut in Israel on the hunger strike by some Palestinians.
Until they think they can sneak a candy bar.
In the ad, which it posted on its Facebook page and later deleted, the pizza chain put a banner in Hebrew over a screenshot from a clip released by the Israel Prisons Service on Sunday of Barghouti eating. It read, “Barghouti, if you are already going to break the hunger strike, isn’t pizza better?”
The ad also included a photoshopped Pizza Hut box on the floor of the prison cell, as well as a piece of pizza in the sink.

Happy Parent One Day

Smitty has a greeting for the day.
You're going to need a bigger card.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Pro golfers want to win one of the year's four majors.
Also high on their list - this week's Players Championship.
NBC has coverage Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 p.m. The famous island green at the 17th hole may determine who takes the tournament title home.
The Nationals host the Phillies on MASN for the weekend, and the Orioles travel to Kansas City on MASN2.
FoxSports1 shows Cubs-Cardinals Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN closes the weekend with the Astros visiting the Yankees Sunday night.
The NBA playoffs continue with Game 6 of the Wizards-Celtics series Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Western Conference final starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC with the Spurs taking on the Warriors.
The NHL conference finals begin Friday on NBC Sports network as the Predators take on the Ducks at 9 p.m. The Eastern battle between the Penguins and Senators starts Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC, with Game 2 between the Predators and Ducks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR visits Kansas for the weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7:30 p.m. after the Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There's practice Friday at 8 a.m.
West Bromwich Albion faces Chelsea on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:55 p.m. Manchester City meets Leicester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Sunderland-Swansea City and Stoke City's contest with Arsenal.
Seattle clashes with Chicago in MLS play Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2 and Portland battles Atlanta United Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. FoxSports1 offers a pair of contest Sunday, with the Red Bulls hosting the Galaxy at 6 p.m. before New York City takes on Dallas.
Comcast has the semifinals of the ACC softball tournament Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
ESPN offers three championships Saturday, with the American Conference at noon, ACC at 2 p.m. and SEC at 8 p.m. There's Atlantic 10 softball Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network brings the college beach volleyball championship Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Tour of California cycling race starts Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Sparks tangle with the Storm in WNBA play Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

No more excuses

Kurt Schlichter approves of President Trump's handling of the Comey firing.
Along with reminding us how we reached this point.
No toilet server, no hacks, no problem – this was all of her doing and no one should blame Comey for that.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New conspiracy theory

With the firing of James Comey, my brother brought up an interesting fact - Comey's parents attended his wedding.
He told mom and dad they met the Comeys going through the reception line.
It jogged my memory.
I remember going up to Mr. Comey and saying "If your son ever has the chance to help Donald Trump become President, he should do it."
Not likely, you say?
Think I'm making it up?
It's still a better conspiracy theory than the ones Democrats have been peddling for six months.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Meat the resistance

Paco has had enough of former President Obama speeches on food.
When normal people think of cows, they think "Ummm, delicious beef!" Barry only smells cow farts.
Damn the methane, full speed ahead!

Monday, May 8, 2017

It's the end of the world and they know it

Kurt Schlichter lowers the boom on whiny liberals yet again.
Because, for Democrats trying to appeal to their Party’s base of unaccomplished coastal snobs and indolent, welfare-grifting morons, Armageddon is always just around the corner whenever conservatives do anything. Or whenever conservatives don’t do anything. It’s sort of, “heads you lose, tails you also lose, now give us more power and all your money.”

Sunday, May 7, 2017

An American in Paris

Powerline gives space to an American living in Paris to explain today's election.

Meanwhile in Paris

IOTW Report perfectly sums up the French election.

Give us another chance to get it right

DaTech Guy links a parade of stories on how the House Republicans have doomed their future due to passing a health care bill this week.
The same people who said we'd have President Hillary now.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Twenty colts are scheduled to enter the gates at Churchill Downs Saturday.
One leaves with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
NBC has coverage of the Kentucky Derby starting at 2:30 p.m., with the big race scheduled for around 6:45 p.m.
NBC Sports network has coverage of the Kentucky Oaks starting Friday at noon, and early races on Derby Day Saturday at noon.
The Orioles meet the White Sox on MASN2 Friday and Saturday before moving to MASN Sunday afternoon. The Nationals take on Philadelphia on MASN Friday and Saturday before MASN2 takes over for Sunday's contest.
The Yankees visit the Cubs Saturday night on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN. FoxSports1 has the Indians facing the Royals Saturday at 4 p.m.
On the college diamond, Pittsburgh plays Georgia Tech Sunday at 6 p.m. on Comcast. Texas tangles with TCU Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and South Carolina faces LSU Sunday at 3 p.m.
The NBA's conference semifinals continue Friday with Game 3 of Cavaliers-Raptors on ESPN at 7 p.m., with Spurs against Rockets in the nightcap.
ABC has the Warriors taking on the Jazz Saturday at 8:30 p.m., then the Warriors tangle with the Jazz Sunday at 3:30 p.m. TNT has the Wizards against Celtics at 6:30 p.m. before the Spurs meet the Rockets at 9 p.m.
St. Louis hosts Nashville Friday at 8 p.m. on  NBC Sports network.followed by Game 5 between Edmonton and Anaheim at 10:30 p.m.
It's Game 5 matching the Rangers and Senators Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Capitals and Penguins tangle on NBC at 7:15 p.m.
NASCAR visits Talladega for the weekend, with the Monster Series Sunday at 2 p.m. on Fox and the Xfinity Series Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
Manchester City meets Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Liverpool tangles with Southampton Sunday at 7:40 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Manchester United.
In the MLS, Seattle takes on Toronto on ESPN Saturday at 2:55 p.m. Minnesota meets Sporting KC Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The PGA tour's Wells Fargo championship will be on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the men's volleyball championship Saturday at 7 p.m.
The CAA crowns its men's lacrosse champion Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast has a semifinal from the Ivy League women's lacrosse tournament Friday at 7 p.m. and final Sunday at 11 a.m. The CAA women battle for their championship Sunday at 1 p.m.
Oklahoma State meets Oklahoma in college softball Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Auburn-Alabama at 8 p.m. It's Arizona against UCLA on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 p.m. Sunday, Auburn plays Alabama at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and it's Arizona against UCLA at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers USA Swimming from Atlanta Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time to grow up

Fausta has some advice for those really needing advice.
Some steps are easier than others: Making your bed every day, for instance. That doesn’t mean they are not important. Indeed, Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) has a best-selling book based on his speech, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World that begins by explaining why it is important to start your day with a task – i.e., making your bed – completed. Admiral McRaven learned that as part of his Navy Seals training. Socio-economist Randall Bell found that multi-millionaires make their beds, too.
That is what “adulting” is really about: Getting up every day and completing the tasks that bring meaning to our lives without neglecting the necessary daily chores that maintain us healthy (physically, mentally and financially) and grounded.

Step one

The House barely passed an Obamacare repeal and replace law Thursday.
Worthy of celebration, as the first step back from eight years of bad decisions on healthcare.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bank on this

Powerline tries to instruct the Associated Press on how President Trump views regulations.
I don’t know whether restoring something approximating the Glass-Steagall separation between commercial and investment banking is a good idea or not. Some conservatives and some liberals favor it. It would, indeed, result in the breakup of some of America’s largest banks.
Dodd-Frank, on the other hand, is a horrible law that is criticized by nearly everyone who has to deal with it. Dodd-Frank imposes so many onerous (and often pointless) requirements that complying with them costs more money than many small and medium-sized banks earn. The result has been a rapid decline in the number of community banks. This has hurt small businesses, since smaller banks are generally the ones that loan to smaller businesses.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Resistance is futile

Kurt Schlichter offers the perfect capper to the 100 day journey.
In the first 100 days since Felonia von Pantsuit was not inaugurated, the goofy collection of commie traitors, coastal snobs, and crack-pot weirdoes that hilariously styles itself “#TheResistance” has only managed to successfully resist success. Oh sure, they and the catamite media tried their darnedest but, as Yoda said, “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” And, as Yoda also said, “Chelsea Clinton is best Democrats can do, say you? Kidding me, you are.”

Pay your fair share, blue states

Instapundit finds a good thing in President Trump's tax reform plan - eliminating the deductibility of state taxes.
States should be able to set their own levels of taxing and spending, but I see no reason why a Walmart cashier in Tennessee (which has no state income tax and low property taxes) should be subsidizing a hedge fund mogul in New York or a studio executive in Hollywood. It’s fine if blue states want to have higher state and local tax rates, as they do, but they shouldn’t be encouraged to do so by federal tax giveaways. And it’s the urban, coastal areas that have done best over the past 25 years, so it seems time for them to pay their fair share now.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Getting an NFL fix

The NFL draft is done, and it's still a few months until the first exhibition game.
Fortunately, someone is filling Youtube with the "This Week in Pro Football" show from the late 60s and early 70s.
I found this one from 1973, which includes a Baltimore Colts victory over New Orleans that I saw from the upper deck of Memorial Stadium with my dad.


Da smart thoughts

DaTech Guy rattles off some interesting quick hits today, like:
Would it be so hard for Samantha Bee et/al to just admit that there is a good living playing to liberals panicked over Trump and she intends to make it?
If the Bill O’Reilly case doesn’t prove that Mike Pence is the smartest man in Washington I don’t know what is.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Words they don't want to read

The New York Times introduced a new columnist Friday - Bret Stephens.
Many disapprove.
What could Stephens write to upset them?
Let me put it another way. Claiming total certainty about the science traduces the spirit of science and creates openings for doubt whenever a climate claim proves wrong. Demanding abrupt and expensive changes in public policy raises fair questions about ideological intentions. Censoriously asserting one’s moral superiority and treating skeptics as imbeciles and deplorables wins few converts.
That will do it.

Facebook quote of the week

Pray for me. My son is driving home from practice!

Saturday song

Remember when we were fab?


Friday, April 28, 2017

100 days without Hillary

Althouse echoes Instapundit in touting the best thing about Trump's first 100 days - it's not Hillary's 100 days.

Weekend watchdog

Two weeks ago, the NFL announced the preseason schedule.
Last week, the regular season schedule came out.
This weekend, you'll find out some of the players you'll be cheering on your team this season.
ESPN and NFL network continue the NFL draft - visiting Philadelphia this year - Friday at 7 p.m. The action moves to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ESPN has the final four rounds starting at noon Saturday.
Then on Sunday, Mel Kiper Jr. can rest.
The NBA closes out its first round playoff series this weekend.The Wizards try to win their series Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast, then ESPN shows Celtics-Bulls at 8 p.m. with Clippers against Jazz in the nightcap.
Sunday's games depend on Friday's results, featuring either Game 7 or a conference semifinal starting.
It's time for the conference semifinals in the NHL playoff chase. The Western Conference has its second game of the series Friday, with the Predators visiting the Blues at 8 p.m. followed by Oilers-Ducks.
NBC has the Senators against Rangers Saturday at 3 p.m., with the Capitals hosting the Penguins at 8 p.m. The Predators face the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC, then it's Game 3 between the Ducks and Oilers at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles tangle with the Yankees on MASN, with games Friday night then Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Nationals host the Mets on MASN2 for the weekend.
The Cubs visit Fenway Park Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday night on ESPN. FoxSports1 also has Angels-Rangers Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
On the college diamond, TCU takes on Texas Tech Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour heads to New Orleans Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
Richmond hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity race Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Russian Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There's practice Friday at 8 a.m.
The IndyCar circuit visit Phoenix Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network offers Hull City battling Southampton Saturday at 9:55 a.m. and Arsenal meets Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 11:25 a.m.
D.C. United takes on Atlanta Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Comcast has the ACC women's lacrosse tournament championship Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Penn Relays are on NBC Sports network Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Drake Relays follow Saturday at 3 p.m.
It's rugby on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Bath meeting Gloucester.
Missouri meets LSU in college softball on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m. Top-ranked Florida takes on Tennessee on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Graphic thinking

Somebody at NBC Sports network earned a gold star today for this graphic.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dilfer's going to need those dimes

ESPN's universe of sports commentators got much smaller today.
It all comes down to money.
The simple truth of the matter is this -- ESPN spent way too much on sports rights just as its cable and satellite subscriptions began to collapse. On track for $8 billion in programming costs in 2017, ESPN will rack up its 15 millionth lost subscriber since 2011.
Some fan favorites were let go, like former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer.
He'll need another place to talk about "Dilfer's Dimes," those well thrown balls during NFL season.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

These are the days of our lives

Scott Adams gives his perspective on President Trump reaching the 100 day mark of his administration.
Everyone observing politics seems to agree on two things about a president’s first 100 days in office:
1. 100 days is a meaningless, arbitrary marker for a president’s performance that is likely to be more misleading than useful.
and…
2. Let’s treat it like it is important! Reeeeeeee!

Monday, April 24, 2017

New job for O'Reilly

Althouse commenters have a great idea for Bill O'Reilly's next gig.
Fire Spicer and hire O'Reilly. It would be the most fun ever.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

No life of party

Do you support abortion rights?
Great, Democrats have room for you in their party.
Do you question abortion rights?
Forget about it.
Will they learn to regret that decision?
If the Democrats want to weed out every single candidate across the nation who opposes abortion they will be driven further into the wilderness than they are now. Pro-abortion speeches sell really well in the coastal cities where Democrats hold large majorities and raise most of their money, but there’s an awfully large swath of the country in between where that’s not going to win you an election. I get that Perez needs to appease his base during the tumultuous transition they’re currently going through, but if he’s actually interested in doing the job he fought so hard for he needs to start delivering some wins. And you don’t do that by letting the most extreme wing of your party write all of the rules.

Looking forward to the next 2800 days

The Trump presidency reaches 100 days this week.
The media, like Chuck Todd, wonder if Trump has done anything.
Trump voters have been impressed.
Trump’s supporters are unfazed that a new health-care law is not in place (yet), thrilled with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, weary of the constant accusations of his ties to Russia, supportive of his strike against Syria for using chemical weapons against its people and dismayed that House Republicans and Democrats are unwilling to compromise. To them, the president remains disruptive, unconventional, defiant and willing to change his mind — appealing attributes to his supporters, but not so to the press.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A plan for O'Reilly

Don Surber has some ideas for Bill O'Reilly's next act.
Be as independent as you can be. If you are working for someone, max contributions to a 401-k, IRA, whatever, for that fateful day when either you tell them to shove it, or they shove you out.
I see where O'Reilly got a nice settlement. Good for him. Maybe he can do Sirius. Put up a studio. Get a screen caller, techs, research assistant and work from anywhere in the world.
They can knock us down, but we rise up stronger, better, and happier.

Saturday song

Just a reminder, it's a wonderful world.
Oh, yeah.


Facebook quote of the week

I was pulled over by a State Trooper today. It turned out ok: I let him off with a warning.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Fresh off their Easter break, NASCAR drivers are planning another big contest at a small track.
Fox has coverage of the Food City 500 Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity Series goes on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
Kyle Larson has the points lead early in the season, but only one win compared to two by Brad Keslowski.
The NBA postseason continues Friday as the Bulls battle the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m. and Houston travels to Oklahoma City at 9:30 p.m. The night closes on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. with the Clippers taking on the Jazz.
There's four games on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. on TNT with Bucks-Raptors. The Wizards visit the Hawks at 5:30 p.m. on TNT and Comcast, then action moves to ESPN for Spurs against Grizzlies at 8 p.m. and Trail Blazers clashing with the Warriors in the nightcap.
ABC has a pair of contests Sunday afternoon, with Pacers-Cavaliers at 1 p.m. and the Thunder meeting the Rockets at 3:30 p.m. TNT takes over at 6:30 p.m. with the Bulls battling the Celtics followed by Clippers against Jazz.
The chase for the Stanley Cup continues Friday as Comcast has the Capitals' return home for Game 5 Friday at 7 p.m., with national coverage on NBC Sports network. USA carries Bruins-Senators at 7:30 p.m.
NBC has Game 5 between the Wild and Blues Saturday at 3 p.m., with Rangers- Canadiens at 8 p.m. The Oilers meet the Sharks on NBC Sports network at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the Bruins battle the Senators at 3 p.m. on NBC and it's Game 6 between the Capitals and Senators at 7 p.m. on Comcast and NBC Sports network.
The Orioles host the Red Sox Friday and Saturday on MASN2, moving to MASN Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals meet the Mets on MASN Friday and Saturday. Saturday's game is also on FoxSports1, and Sunday's series finale will be on ESPN at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Florida faces South Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
CBS offers the PGA tour stop in Texas Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Burnley battles Manchester United Sunday at 9:10 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Crystal Palace.
Foxsports1 has the FA Cup semifinal matching Manchester City and Arsenal Sunday at 10 a.m.
Orlando City meets New York City in MLS action Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then the Galaxy take on Seattle Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network offers the Indy Car Alabama Grand Prix Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
It's spring football time at Notre Dame, with NBC Sports network covering the Blue-Gold game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ESPN has the Alabama contest Saturday at 3 p.m.
There's three college softball games on ESPN2 Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. with Baylor-Oklahoma. Arizona tangles with Oregon at 5 p.m. followed by Texas A&M against Georgia. Action continues Sunday at 1 p.m. with Baylor facing Oklahoma before another matchup between Oregon and Arizona at 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The losing will continue

Don Surber tries to help the Democratic party.
It's doubtful they will listen.
The Democratic Party will never recover from November until they admit they were wrong, and come up with their own plan on how to make America great again.
In short, Democrats will not win again until they grow up.
There is no entitlement to win. The party that offers the best to the most people wins. So far, all Democrats have to offer is girly melodrama about The Resistance and pink knitted hats given a naughty name.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Missed it by that much

Democrats had high hopes in Tuesday's special election in Georgia.
They thought they had a candidate who could get over 50 percent in the crowded field.
They would show the world the anti-Trump tide was on the rise.
Didn't happen.
Their candidate won the most votes, but not 50 percent.
About the same percentage Hillary Clinton got in the district last fall.
So there's a runoff, where Republicans can get together behind the second-place finisher.
There was plenty of talk how a Democratic win would weaken President Trump.
Does he emerge stronger after tweeting about the race in the past few days?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A day for good election news

A book on the Hillary Clinton campaign came out tonight.
Along with Andrew Sullivan's take on the last election.
And so I find myself wondering at odd times of the day and night: Why is Trump in the White House? And then I remember. Hillary Clinton put him there.

Monday, April 17, 2017

We have not yet begun to fight

Saturday's protests against President Trump's failure to release his tax returns went up a notch at Berkeley Saturday.
One side has pushed the violence this year.
That side can dial it back, or face wrath.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

God loves life

Happy Easter.
I've been looking through some pictures of my oldest, who will be 20 this summer.
There's many pictures of a happy baby and toddler, enjoying life and learning what's in the world around him.
Swinging on a swing.
Playing on the floor.
Eating food and making a mess.
God's gift to us is bringing new life into the world.
God loves giving us life, and wants us to share in his enjoyment.
Love life.
Because that's what God does.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday Easter song

Keith Green shares his heart in "The Easter Song."

 

When she was born, they partied like it was 1899

The world's oldest person passed away Saturday at age 117.
She appears to have been the last living person born prior to 1900.
At her birth, her family partied like it was 1899.

Facebook quote of the week

It's a special kind of affection you feel for your kids when they still count as tax deductions.

Saturday song

Before you tire of winning, catch Hot Chocolate's song.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The Washington Capitals earned the most points this NHL season.
The Washington Wizards won their first division championship since the Carter administration.
Will either survive until June?
The NHL playoffs began Wednesday, and the NBA tips off this weekend with 16 teams in each league vying for the title.
The Capitals continue their quest with Game 2 Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and NBC Sports network.
It's Game 2 between the Rangers and Canadiens Friday at 7 p.m. on USA. The Wild take on the Blues Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network with Sharks-Oilers in the nightcap.
NBC brings two games Saturday. The Bruins battle Ottawa at 3 p.m. and there's a primetime meeting between the Predators and Blackhawks.
The Flames face the Ducks to close out the night on NBC Sports network.
The Wild and Blues meet in Game 3 of their series Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC. CNBC offers Penguins-Blue Jackets at 6 p.m. with NBC Sports network showing Canadiens against Rangers at 7 p.m. and Oilers clashing with the Sharks at 10 p.m.
NBA action begins Saturday at 3 p.m. on ABC with the Cavaliers hosting the Pacers. ESPN takes over with three more contests, as the Bucks face the Raptors at 5:30 p.m. followed by Grizzlies-Spurs and Jazz against the Clippers.
The Wizards tangle with the Hawks at 1 p.m. on TNT and Comcast. ABC brings the Warriors' contest with the Trail Blazers at 3:30 p.m., then it's back to TNT for Bulls-Celtics at 6:30 p.m. and the Thunder meet the Rockets at 9 p.m.
The Orioles continue their visit to Toronto Friday on MASN2, with coverage on MASN Saturday and Sunday.
The Nationals host the Phillies Friday at 4 p.m. on MASN, with games Saturday and Sunday on MASN2.
The Indians host the Tigers Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the weekend concludes with the Cardinals' visit to Yankee Stadium Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college diamond, it's Oklahoma State-Kansas Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1. Florida faces Vanderbilt Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour visits Hilton Head Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN offers MLS soccer between Philadelphia and New York City FC Friday at 7 p.m. and Orlando City hosts the Galaxy Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Fox.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on AFC Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Crystal Palace clashes with Leicester City. West Bromwich Albion meets Liverpool Sunday at 8:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United-Chelsea.
It's Manchester City against Southampton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
The NCAA women's gymnastics championships will be Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN after the semifinals Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's rugby between the Harlequins and Exeter Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Leicester faces Newcastle Saturday at 2 p.m.
Missouri meets Alabama in college softball Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's a blast

Today's big news was the big blast in Afghanistan.
Got your attention, bad guys?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Be glad she lost

There's a book coming out about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
It will make you appreciate the outcome.
Her aides took the browbeating — one of several she delivered in person and on the phone that day — in silence. They had a lot of their own thoughts on what went wrong, some of which echoed Hillary’s assessment: her message was off for Michigan, and she had refused to go hard against trade; Mook had pinched pennies and failed to put organizers on the ground; the polling and analytics were a touch too rosy, meaning the campaign didn’t know Bernie was ahead; she had set up an ambiguous decisionmaking structure on the campaign; and she’d focused too heavily on black and brown voters at the expense of competing for the whites who had formed her base in 2008. The list went on and on. 
The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

United we stand

Does anybody not have an opinion on United Airlines and the passenger taken off the plane against his will?
How many more days will we be talking about it?
I can't blame it on the media, when I and 98% of the internet-using public seized on this story yesterday. Few wanted the guy being dragged off the plane to be dragged through the mud, but when you make something a story, you get spin-off stories. The latter is kind of an unavoidable consequence of the former.
It does seem to me this new story, while not exactly what I wanted to read about the victim here, is in fact news. (Or at least what passes for "news" in the current clickbait age.)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Key to sibling mayhem

Happy National Siblings Day.
My brother notes an Allstate calendar that can bring mayhem to the day.
It suggests sending a note to your siblings, saying
"Happy Siblings Day, signed Mom's favorite."

Sunday, April 9, 2017

They'll keep losing until they learn

As long as Democrats blame the Russians for the loss in the last election, will they have a chance in 2020?
Doubtful.
If they keep re-running the Russian angle, they miss where the electorate will be next time around.
President Trump will be keeping his finger on the pulse of the country until then.

Celebration 108 years in the making

The Chicago Cubs have their home opener Monday.
The first home game since winning the World Series.
Think there will be some excitement?

Doing things Obama wouldn't do

How do you feel about the missiles fired at Syria by President Trump?
President Obama never made you think about the scenario.
He left you thinking why didn't he fire missiles.
Or do something in Syria.
Doing things left undone by Obama.
That's Trump's mission.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rickles and Reagan

With the passing of Don Rickles, I've been enjoying different highlight of him on YouTube.
He had a nice set in 1985 prior to the second inaugural of President Reagan.


Facebook quote of the week

I don't have anything to worry about and that worries me.

Saturday song

Finding a song to post each Saturday morning is a hard habit to break.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Today's Russian lesson

What does Gorsuch mean in Russian?
"You lose, Democrats."

Weekend watchdog

It's the weekend of the year to watch golf.
The honorary starters have done their work, and a new crop of contenders seek their green jacket this weekend at Augusta National.
ESPN has second round action Friday at 3 p.m. CBS takes over the weekend, with coverage starting Saturday at 3 p.m. and the final round Sunday at 2 p.m.
Rainy weather hit the course Monday and forced cancellation of the par-3 contest Wednesday. But the weather looks good for a weekend of watching and awaiting the green jacket presentation.
The Nationals visit Philadelphia for the weekend. Friday afternoon's contest will be on MASN, with games Saturday and Sunday on MASN2.
The Orioles close out the first week of the season with the Yankees in town, with Friday's game on MASN2 and contests Saturday and Sunday on MASN. FoxSports1 also carries Saturday's game.
The Marlins meet the Mets Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college diamond, Oklahoma takes on Texas Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1. Vanderbilt faces South Carolina Saturday at noon on ESPN2.
The Spurs battle the Clippers on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards' contest with the Knicks Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting with the Heat Saturday at 7 p.m.
It's Frozen Four weekend, with the championship game Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Capitals close the regular season against the Panthers Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast after playing the Bruins Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Lightning and Canadiens Friday at 7:30 p.m.
NASCAR visits Texas for the weekend, with the Monster Series Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Fox.
NBC Sports network brings the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 3 a.m.
The Grand Prix of Long Beach takes to the streets Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's practice Friday at 5 p.m.
For a different kind of horsepower, NBC Sports network has the Wood Memorial Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Watford Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then it's Manchester City meeting Hull City. Sunderland battles Manchester United Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Everton takes on Leicester City.
NBC brings Chelsea's clash with Bournemouth Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
The United States faces Russia in an international friendly Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN in men's soccer.
Orlando meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN followed by Sporting KC against Colorado on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
ESPN offers the Florida State spring football game Saturday at 3 p.m.
Villanova faces Denver in college lacrosse Sunday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's LSU-Alabama in college softball Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by UCLA against Oregon.
NBC Sports network has rugby between Sale and Worcester Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Over there plus 100

Legal Insurrection notes the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I.
Right before America joined, the Allies began to fall apart. Russia faced a revolution in February 1917 that forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate and saw the rise of the Communists. British and French forces could not fill in the holes left by the fallen soldiers. The Allies needed the Americans. The U.S. government established the Selective Service Act in 1917, which brought in 2.8 million men and 10,000 arrived in Europe every day. So while the Allies replaced their losses, the Germans could not:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

It won't be the same

The Masters opens Thursday morning with the honorary starters taking to the first tee box.
Arnold Palmer won't be there with them.
But he will surely be remembered as the crowd gathers again.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trump goes "Meep meep"

Don Surber sees President Trump escaping yet another attempted media trap.
Once again he said something that was just enough off for the media to jump on it thinking this time -- finally this time -- we have got him trapped. There is no escape.
But there was an escape, and he made it. Just as the Road Runner passes through the tunnel Wile E. Coyote painted on the boulder, so President Trump sails through another media storm.
A month later, there is no doubt anywhere that the Obama administration spied on Citizen Trump.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Rice is cooked

How did news of Donald Trump and Russians get out into the media?
It appears Susan Rice helped push out the narrative.
White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The pattern of Rice's requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government's policy on "unmasking" the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like "U.S. Person One."

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Opening Day wish

MASN manager Buck Showalter has his thoughts on the first game of the season looming Monday.
“I just want the weather to be good, the beer to be cold, the baseball to be good and everybody have a great time and the Orioles win and they want to come back,” Showalter said.

Give them a pizza your mind

34 million.
That's how many possible pizza combinations Domino's figures it can offer to its customers.
How do you make a sign for the caloric amounts on those combinations and meet the government requirements?

He's legit so quit

Andrew McCarthy reminds us how Democrats' views changed once the ballots were cast.
What happened here is very simple: Russia was unimportant to Democrats, was avoided by Democrats, until they needed to rationalize a stunning defeat.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ship of fools

It's hours away from April Fools Day.
In past years, people would try to trick you with fake news stories.
That's a hard task in 2017.
My best?
Russia Admits Hacking Election to Boost MSNBC's Ratings.

Weekend watchdog

On Opening Night, the Chicago Cubs will take the field as defending World Series champions - for the first time since 1909.
The Cubs and Cardinals meet Sunday at 8:25 p.m. on ESPN to cap three contests on the first day of the regular season.
The Yankees and Rays tangle at 1 p.m. on ESPN, and the Giants play the Diamondbacks on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. The rest of the league gets going Monday as the campaign begins.
The Nationals have exhibition games against the Red Sox Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN, with ESPN picking up the Saturday game also.
The NCAA's Final Four meet in Phoenix, with the semifinals starting Saturday at 6 p.m. on CBS. Gonzaga takes on South Carolina in the early matchup, followed by North Carolina-Oregon.
The winners advance to Monday night's championship and a chance to cut down the nets.
The women's Final Four tips on ESPN2 Friday at 7:30 with South Carolina against Stanford, then Connecticut clashes with Mississippi State at 10 p.m. The winners battle Sunday at 6 p.m. for the championship.
Four of the best high school teams meet Friday at 3 and 5 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners play Saturday at noon on ESPN after the girls championship at 10 a.m. on ESPN2.
The Spurs meet the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Rockets-Warriors.
Comcast carries the Wizards' contest with the Jazz Friday at 9 p.m. and meeting with the Warriors Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Celtics face the Knicks at 1 p.m. Sunday on ABC, then the Jazz visit the Spurs.
NASCAR heads to Martinsville for the weekend, with the Monster Cup Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. The Truck Series will be on Fox Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals clash with Columbus Sunday at 6 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC Sports network has the Flyers' visit the Rangers Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Comcast brings the Flyers and Devils Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Blackhawks battle the Bruins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
FoxSports1 has a pair of MLS matches Friday, with Toronto against Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. before Seattle meets Atlanta. The Timbers take on the Revolution on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 p.m.
Liverpool faces Everton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace. Swansea City meets Middleborough Sunday at 8:25 a.m. followed by Arsenal-Manchester City.
NBC Sports network has the World Championship Figure Skating competition, with Pairs Free Thursday at 1 p.m. and Ladies Free Sunday at 1 p.m. The Men's Free program will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Fill up your weekend with the PGA tour's Houston Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
ESPN2 has the women's semifinals of the Miami Open Thursday at 1 and 7 p.m. There's a men's semifinal Friday at 1 p.m. The women's championship is Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and men's final Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the college diamond, Texas A&M takes on LSU Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Auburn battles Georgia in SEC softball Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Colgate visits Loyola in women's college lacrosse Saturday at noon on Comcast.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

He's an easy lover

Via Ace, the story of a T Rex that you haven't heard before.
They found an earlier cousin of the tyranosaurus, not a rex but a smaller one, and found they probably enjoyed Snout Sex.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bad Vibrations

There's a bad vibe about vibes over at Ace's.
I've spend more of my life as an agnostic than I have as a Christian and it's no big deal to me when other people don't pray, but there's a substitute expression that a lot of atheist/agnostic people fall back on that I positively despise: Sending good vibes your way.
The way I see it, if you think prayer is some sort of mystical hokum then how is it that you believe in "vibes" instead? What are these vibes? Can you see them? Can they be measured? And how, exactly, does one send them? Is it like ESP? Do you wave your fingers? Is there some sort of sacred incantation developed by the Celtic druids of yore?

Follow the system

Scott Adams still sees Donald Trump moving forward while the media harps on last week's loss on health care reform.
By the way, I told you during the campaign that one of Trump’s signature moves is creating two ways to win and no way to lose. He did that again with healthcare. Here were his two ways to win:
1. Healthcare bill gets passed on the first try. Trump looks like an effective leader. The details of the bill get improved over time.
2. The healthcare bill does NOT pass on the first try. This softens up the far right by branding them villains. Now they have to compromise on the next bill or watch as centrist Democrats enter the conversation. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on Obamacare, and the conditions for compromise are IMPROVING EVERY MINUTE. That’s what the Master Persuader tells us happens when you “walk away from the table” like you mean it. Trump just walked away from the table to go work on tax reform. If you watch his Twitter feed, you know he is winking at the public and telling us to stay tuned on healthcare.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who did the Russians influence?

When it comes to the Russians and the 2016 presidential election, one question remains.
Who directly changed their vote from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump based on supposed Russian influences?
You can say Russians attempted to influence the campaign.
You can add Trump advisors who met with Russians.
But how do you jump to votes changing?
Thousands of votes in the key states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania?

Monday, March 27, 2017

Viva, Al Davis

The Raiders are on the move again, this time to Las Vegas.
“I have mixed feelings, obviously,’’ said owner Mark Davis, appearing subdued, minutes after the announcement at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. “I love Oakland. I love the fans in Oakland.” But … “My father always said, ‘The greatness of the Raiders is in its future,’ and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Real Earth Hour anthem

If you like Earth Hour, Cletus T. Judd has your song.
There's no need for electricity if every light in the house is blown.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday song

Head off to the jungle with Tarzan Boy.

 

Recycling update

A nice start to the day with a trip to the recycling center.
Still paying 40 cents a pound for cans.

Facebook quote of the week

We definitely knew the way to San Jose . . . wish we would have stayed longer!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend watchdog

The overall top seed and defending champion - Villanova - won't be heading to Phoenix.
Three more days until we know the four teams who will play the final weekend.
The Sweet 16 continues Friday on CBS at 7 p.m. with North Carolina taking on Butler. Kentucky and UCLA tangle in the second game of the South regional. Madison Square Garden hosts the East regional, with Baylor-South Carolina in the first game at 7:29 p.m. followed by Florida against Wisconsin.
It's Xavier-Gonzaga for the West Regional championship Saturday at 6 p.m. on TBS, followed by Kansas against Oregon. The final two slots are filled Sunday afternoon on CBS.
The women's Sweet 16 starts Friday at 7 p.m. with regional action from Lexington and Oklahoma City. The other two regions - Bridgeport and Stockton get going Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Nets will be cut down in Lexington and Oklahoma City Sunday at noon and 7:30 p.m.
Division II crowns its champion Saturday at 3 p.m. when Fairmont State faces Northwest Missouri State on CBS.
ABC has the Thunder against the Rockets Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Nets on Comcast Friday at 7 p.m. and the Cavaliers Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Penguins battle the Flyers Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network after NBC offers Wild-Red Wings Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
On the college ice, North Dakota meets Boston University in a West regional semifinal Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
NASCAR closes its west coast swing with a visit to Fontana. Fox has the Monster Series Sunday at 3:30 p.m. after the Xfinity Series goes on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Australian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:30 a.m., after qualifying Saturday at 2 a.m.
For a different type of horsepower, NBC Sports network has the Dubai World Cup Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
On the college diamond, LSU faces Florida Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 and TCU takes on Oklahoma State at 8 p.m.
Comcast has Louisville's contest with North Carolina State Saturday at 1 p.m. and Miami meets North Carolina Sunday at noon.
Oklahoma State and TCU close out their series Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
Auburn tangles with Florida in college softball Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour's World Golf Championship has coverage on NBC Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
FoxSports1 has World Cup qualifying Friday, with Mexico against Costa Rica at 8:30 p.m. followed by United States' contest with Honduras.
Azerbaijan takes on Germany on ESPN2 Sunday at 11:50 a.m.
There's rugby between Bristol and Gloucester Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and Saracens against Bath Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A sick system

President Trump and Republicans are trying to find a better way through healthcare and insurance.
Obamacare helps a few, but costs more for many people.
Can a better system be put in place without drawing major opposition?
They are trying.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

He knows the truth

Scott Adams read the article about himself at Bloomberg, and gives multiple examples of the writer's bias showing through.
The writer badgered me on several occasions to make a comparison between Dogbert and Trump. I said Dogbert’s personality is based on my own dark inner thoughts and had nothing to do with Trump except they are both ambitious in the extreme. So she wrote this: “I’d thought the point of those strips was to laugh at Dogbert’s cruelty—not celebrate it. But Adams seemed elated by the triumph of a Dogbertesque president.” WTF?
That’s sixteen intentionally-biased or incorrect components in one story.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's the pits

Over at Instapundit, Stephen Green is closely following the argument about Wonder Woman and armpit hair.
Yes, some please care about this topic.
And that's very illustrative of what they are still trying to call "feminist" these days. If whether or not a fictional superhero is a feminist if she shaves her armpits apparently has something to do with the quality of a woman's life in the West, then THE ACTUAL QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN IN THE WEST IS AWESOME.
Of course, it's hysterical that no progressive is complaining that Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, is gorgeous. After all, isn't her standard of beauty "unattainable by real women"?

Such a good judge

Neil Gorsuch's testimony before the Senate has Powerline impressed.
Gorsuch displayed the same high degree of knowledge, ability to explain the law, humility, respect for the Constitution, and overall judiciousness that we have seen from most recent Supreme Court nominees, especially John Roberts and Samuel Alito. What stood out for me was Gorsuch’s ability to demonstrate his humanity.
Perhaps this comes from having been a trial lawyer who litigated a variety of cases — big and small — for plaintiffs and defendants. I believe, it’s been a good while since we’ve had a Supreme Court nominee with that background.
Gorsuch knows how to talk plainly to people, how to emote, and how to show his humanity. I’m certainly glad I never had to face him in a jury trial.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Who invaded Trump's privacy

President Trump claims former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower last fall.
I doubt Obama walked into the building with gear, but someone wanted to know what was going on there.
During a presidential campaign.
And the results of that surveillance have been seen for months.
Who did it isn't the primary question.
How come is.
Unless the Trump team did its own wiretapping, someone trying to knock him down did.
Some Trump opponent was involved.
Why did they break laws on privacy?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nobody cares about Merrick Garland

While the Senate hearings for Neil Gorsuch get going this week, Blue Virginia dwells in the past - claims of Republicans stealing the seat.
The column starts with the usual rants about President Trump, but wants to tar all Republicans with his disgust of Trump.
The Supreme Court battle of last year provides the best way to do that.
But the battle was lost.
Because people didn't care.
If they did care, they would have elected Hillary Clinton to punish Republicans for their treatment of Merrick Garland.
They didn't.
Democrats can keep complaining, but it's all they have now.

Poor Verne

Verne Lundquist did the broadcast of Saturday's game between West Virginia and Notre Dame.
The action got a little too close to him during pregame warmups.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The legend's lone number one hit

Chuck Berry had many memorable songs, but only one reached number one on the charts - My Ding-A-Ling.
Remember to sing along.


Facebook quote of the week

Okay for those of you who chose to listen and NOT fact check, MEALS on WHEELS receives ONLY 3% of their Nationwide budget from the Federal Government.
STOP listening to Democrats and their LYING media!

Saturday song

Back to the 80s with Tiffany.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekend watchdog

final-four-2017Sixth-eight teams earned spots in the NCAA tournament.
Only one gets a shining moment to cherish in a few weeks.
The tournament continues Friday on CBS with Michigan against Oklahoma State at 12:15 p.m. TruTv's four contests start with Baylor's battle with New Mexico State. TNT has the 8-9 matchup between Seton Hall and Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. from Greenville before top-seed North Carolina meets Texas Southern. TBS brings Oregon-Iona at 2 p.m.
CBS offers four games from the second round Saturday, with primetime doubleheaders on TNT and TBS.
There's more action on CBS Sunday afternoon, with two contests each on TBS and TNT while TruTV adds one contest at 7:30 p.m.
Then we're down to the Sweet 16.
There's NIT action Saturday and Sunday at noon on ESPN and Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
The women's tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2. Connecticut takes on Albany Saturday at 11 a.m. to start the second day of competition, with second round play Sunday at noon.
Comcast has Wizards-Bulls Friday at 7 p.m.
The Cavaliers meet the Clippers on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Capitals visit Tampa Bay Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The Orioles take on the Tigers in spring training action Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
On the college diamond, Virginia tangles with Clemson Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
NASCAR visits Phoenix this weekend, with the Monster Series going Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series will be on Fox Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC has the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Paribas Open has its quarterfinals Friday on ESPN at 3 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. on ESPN2. The semifinals are Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN, with finals Sunday at 2 p.m.
Seattle meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Bromwich Albion faces Arsenal Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with Stoke City clashing with Chelsea before Bournemouth faces Swansea City. Middleborough meets Manchester City Sunday at 7:55 a.m. and it's Tottenham Hotspur against Southampton at 10 a.m.
ESPN offers the NCAA wrestling championships, with finals Saturday at 8 p.m. The semifinals are Friday at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Alpine skiing Friday at 12:30 p.m. and there's Giant Slalom Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
It's the World Women's Curling Championship Sunday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gained viewers but lost respect

Lots of people watched Rachel Maddow Tuesday.
Lots were left wondering after the show.
Anybody else have 2005 tax returns they'd like to release to her?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

He's got the look

Someone found the perfect picture of President Trump and his inspiration, Dilbert.

Trump know how much tax he paid

It was a great game Tuesday night.
Donald Trump knows the answers.
The media guesses, and guesses wrong.
Thus, great interest is paid to find out Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2015.
Few people can imagine having that much money.
Fewer can imagine that much being just their tax bill.
Especially those who use their tax refund to buy cars or other items - especially sought by business owners this time of year.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

30 years of shining moments

USA Today watched and ranked 30 years worth of "One Shining Moments" after the NCAA tournament.
Pick your favorite.
It's interesting that they disliked 2002, but loved 2003 when Luther Vandross first sang the song.

Ready for spring

The last big snow of winter turned out to be not much.
Maybe an inch in Fishersville instead of the possible foot they thought possible over the weekend.
I should have known the storm would be a bust when I saw my neighbor working on his snowblower Sunday.
Maybe next year you'll get a chance to use it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dog gone funny

Did Saturday Night Live have a funny skit this week?
Maybe the talking dog who likes Trump.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rooting for the "Mensch on the bench"

The World Baseball Classic has 16 countries competing for the title.
Through the first round, Israel has been the big surprise.
They beat Cuba Saturday, with games against the Netherlands Monday morning and Japan Wednesday.

He will never learn

Shia Lebeouf has tried three locations to protect President Trump.
He thought the last would be impossible to find.
In only a few days, it was found.
Autists at 8chan's /hwndu/ board immediately began searching for clues to the whereabouts of the flag. Listening to the local fauna, they were able to guess the biome of the flag. By watching the sun go down, they were able to find the orientation of the flag. At night they were able to see stars in the background and used that to find the general location of the flag. After 3am they then sent out a car who honked his horn at strategic locations to pinpoint the flag by playing "Marco Polo" with 8chan over the video stream.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Example of closed mind thinking

AlterNet gives voice to someone who doubts there can be understanding between Trump voters and the coastal elites.
Why?
He doesn't think Trump voters understand their fault in their problems.
The real problem is that rural Americans don't understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don’t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don’t want to admit it is in large part because of the choices they’ve made and the horrible things they’ve allowed themselves to believe.
The author offers lots of others to blame.
Rural Christian white Americans have let anti-intellectual, anti-science, bigoted racists like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, the Stepford wives of Fox, and every evangelical preacher on television into their systems because these people tell them what they want to hear and because they sell themselves as being like them. The truth is none of these people give a rat’s ass about rural Christian white Americans except how they can exploit them for attention and money.
The author uses his background to try and show his understanding of rural culture, but it seems more the view of some who reviles that culture.
And sees their flaws instead of their own.

Facebook quote of the week

Before the snow season started last year I claimed that since I had 3 working snowblowers that we wouldn't get much snow this year. A picture this year would just show brown grass. On this day in 2014 I had 3 working shovels. Snowblowers deter snow storms. Science!

Saturday song

Time for some Money for Nothing by Dire Straits.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Still feeling blue

New Republic produces another wine by a progressive still dealing with Trump's win.
They think the blue areas have the money, and should keep it themselves.
But the writer does understand what happened in 2016.
This letter is not intended as one more postmortem on what went wrong: on how the media should have done a better job, or how Hillary Clinton was a bad, bad, terribly bad candidate, the worstest candidate that ever was. Granted, it was Clintonism as a political philosophy, as practiced not only by both Clintons but also by President Obama and many others, that put the final stake in the heart of the Democratic Party as a national entity.

Weekend watchdog

final-four-2017Who's going where?
Who has the best road to Phoenix?
The debates begin Sunday night after the 68-team NCAA tournament field gets revealed.
CBS has coverage at 5:30 p.m., and sports TV and radio continue the debates until next Thursday.
The ACC tournament continues its visit the Big Apple, with a semifinal between North Carolina and Duke Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and the ACC network before Florida State faces Notre Dame.
The winners meet in the final Saturday at 9 p.m.
The first two Big Ten quarterfinals will be on ESPN Friday starting at noon. After the ACC semifinals, it's a Pac-12 semifinal game at 11:30 p.m.
ESPN2 offers the Big 12 semifinals Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., after showing a pair of games from the American Conference at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The Big East semifinals will be on FoxSports1 Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The A-10 quarterfinals are Friday starting at noon on NBC Sports network.
CBS has the Big Ten semifinals Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m., then the Mountain West crowns its champion at 6 p.m.
The SEC semifinals are on ESPN at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the Big 12 championship game at 6 p.m. The PAC-12 championship will tip at 11 p.m.
Fox has the Big East final Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
ESPN2 starts its day at 11 a.m. with the championship of the American East Conference between Albany and Vermont. It's the MEAC title tilt at 1 p.m. then the semifinals from the American Conference at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Bids will be offered to the MAC at 7:30 p.m., the Southland Conference at 9:30 p.m. and the Big West at 11:30 p.m.
The SEC crowns its champion on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. and the American Conference final is at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Ivy League championship at noon and Sun Belt at 2 p.m.
Then everyone waits to find out their tournament destination.
Comcast has the CAA women's semifinals Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., with the championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.
ABC has Spurs-Warriors Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Bulls' contest with the Celtics Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards meet Sacramento Friday at 10:30 p.m. and the Trail Blazers Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN has the Cavaliers' trip to Houston Sunday at 9 p.m.
MASN has the Orioles spring training game with the Pirates Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Nationals meet the Astros Sunday at 1 p.m.
NASCAR visits Las Vegas, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar season starts on the streets of St. Petersburg Sunday at noon on ABC.
Ousted from home due to the Big Ten tournament, the Capitals have a western swing with visits to the Kings on Comcast-plus Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and the Ducks Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast.
Comcast also offers a pair of contests Saturday afternoon, with the Flyers against the Bruins at 1 p.m. followed by Predators-Sharks.
NBC has the Blackhawks and Wild Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Rangers meet the Red Wings on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7 p.m.
NBC has the PGA tour Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Everton faces West Bromwich Albion Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Liverpool-Burnley Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
MLS' new squads - Minnesota and Atlanta - meet on ESPN2 Sunday at 5 p.m. before the Galaxy take on the Timbers on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers women's giant slalom skiing Saturday at 4 p.m.