Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Crying Game

Instapundit has a perfect response for reports of crying around Hillary Clinton since the election.
To be fair, that’s how it would be if she had won, too.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

I hope everone out there has a wonderful holiday weekend but let us not forget why we have this holiday..Some gave some and some gave it all.

Saturday song

For Memorial Day, time for Trace Adkins' Arlington.

Her cough persisted

I like Legal Insurrection's sub-head to the Hillary Clinton commencement speech.

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.