Monday, November 12, 2018

Work to be done

The Republican Standard lists the things the lame duck Congress needs to do in the next few weeks.
If they don't?
Trump’s “Lame Duck” session with a Democratic majority in the House, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be loud, both figuratively and literally, presumably. Possibly though, he could take a page out of his predecessor’s commander-in-chief handbook and get some things done on The Hill. After all, he’s got a “phone and a pen.”

Saturday, November 10, 2018

In trouble, and how

Kimberly Strassel looks at how the mid-term election impacted Elizabeth Warren's future hopes.
And catch the Indian reference.
She put on a brave face Wednesday, when she told a crowd at Brown University that many Democrats coming to Washington ran “on a very progressive agenda that government is an important part of our lives.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend watchdog

In Major League Soccer, the conference semifinal series are home-and-home matchups.
The better regular season record gets you home for the important second leg - coming this weekend.
Three squads look to join Portland in advancing. Sporting KC hosts Real Salt Lake Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN after a 1-1 tie last week. Atlanta United faces New York FC at 5:30 p.m., and Columbus tries to continue its upset run against the Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fox has the Redskins' contest with the Buccaneers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Patriots take on the Titans on CBS at 1 p.m., followed by Seahawks-Rams.
It's Cowboys-Eagles Sunday on NBC, with the Giants visiting San Francisco on ESPN Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, it's CFL playoff time between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville takes on Syracuse at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Fresno State-Boise State.
CBS has an SEC doubleheader Saturday, with Mississippi taking on Texas A&M at noon before top-ranked Alabama meets Mississippi State.
Fourth-ranked Notre Dame faces Florida State on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
It's Penn State-Wisconsin on ABC at noon, then it's bedlam with Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.  In primetime, Boston College hosts Clemson.
Ohio State tangles with Michigan State on Fox at noon before Iowa hosts Northwestern. Texas takes on Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina facing Florida. Colorado clashes with Washington State at 3:30 p.m. and Georgia battles Auburn at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, California takes on Southern Cal.
Central Florida clashes with Navy at noon on ESPN2 and Minnesota meets Purdue at 3:30 p.m. The ACC Coastal matchup between Miami and Georgia Tech will be at 7 p.m., then UNLV goes to San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia tangles with TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Baylor battles Iowa State at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC network features Duke and North Carolina at 12:20 p.m.
Kansas State clashes with Kansas at noon on MASN2, and MASN offers Rhode Island-James Madison at 2 p.m.
The Monster Series championship four will be decided Sunday in Phoenix, with the flag dropping on NBC at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
The Celtics meet the Jazz Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
NBC Sports Washington-plus has the Bullets against the Magic Friday at 7 p.m.
The first week of the college basketball season continues Friday with Arkansas-Texas on ESPN at 7 p.m. Hampton plays VCU at 7 p.m. on MASN and Mississippi Valley State taking on Texas Tech at 9 p.m. on MASN2.
It's Evansville-Xavier Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 and Miami of Ohio battles Butler at 7 p.m. Oral Roberts takes on TCU Sunday at 5 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN has Army-Duke Sunday at 1 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers East Tennessee State against Creighton Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Cardiff City clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Leicester City's battle with Burnley. NBC features Tottenham Hotspur's contest with Crystal Palace.
Liverpool faces Fulham Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then it's Chelsea-Everton and Manchester City meeting Manchester United at 11:25 a.m.
Werder Bremen battles M'gladbach in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on  FoxSports1, and It's Leipzig-Leverkusen Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
In Italian Serie A, Atalanta faces Interazionale on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:25 a.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dealing with Democrats

Before the results came in Tuesday, Althouse has an idea what to expect from President Trump.
Our trickster President has plenty of tricks up his sleeve.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday

What will Wednesday bring?
Powerline has an idea.
I still say the worst nightmare for Democrats will be to capture the House by a narrow majority. Their base will demand impeachment and fireworks from oversight hearings. They are likely to be disappointed, and then frustrated and bitter, setting up Trump to cruise to re-election in 2020. You think liberals are miserable and paranoid now!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Undefeated team watch

No team will finish the 2018 campaign without a loss.
The Los Angeles Rams made it to 8-0 before falling to New Orleans on Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrate their place - alone - in NFL history once again.

Don't be shy

Are polls understating the support for Republicans?
Would you answer an unidentified person's questions about your preference?
Nixon had his "silent majority" at a time much like this one. The country was tearing itself apart over Vietnam and Nixon was the target of almost as much liberal vitriol and hate as Trump has been. The reason pollsters may be wrong again this time is that these "shy Trumpers" have been conditioned these last two years to keep their opinions to themselves so they don't get screamed at by their friends and relatives. There is a price to pay when bullies attack you for saying something halfway nice about the president. It's not pleasant.

Find your wave

Don Surber looks at the potential numbers for Tuesday.
The blue wave is real. Democrats could get 10 million to 20 million more votes in Senate races than Republicans do.
But the red wave also is real. At a minimum, they will increase their Senate majority by one.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Weekend watchdog

With a 6-2 record, the Virginia Cavaliers are eligible for a bowl berth for the second straight year.
The remaining four contests will determine where they go - maybe even to the ACC championship game.
Virginia, ranked 25th in the initial College Football Playoff poll, hosts Pittsburgh Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
At 4-1 in the Coastal Division, the Cavaliers stand just ahead of the Panthers and Virginia Tech, both 3-1 in the league. They have not appeared in an ACC championship game, established in 2004.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Arizona battles Colorado at 10:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS has a pair of big SEC contests on Saturday, with the Eastern Division battle between Georgia and Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama visiting LSU at 8 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson clashes with Louisville on ABC at noon. Coverage continues in the ACC with Florida State-North Carolina State, with Texas Tech taking on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
Ohio State hosts Nebraska at noon on Fox and Texas takes on West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. It's off to the Pac-12 at 7:30 p.m. with UCLA facing Oregon.
 ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Texas A&M. Michigan battles Penn State at 3:45 p.m. and it's Notre Dame against Northwestern at 7:15 p.m. The night ends with Washington State's contest with California at 10:45 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan State on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Iowa-Purdue. Duke duels with Miami at 7 p.m. and it's BYU-Boise State in the nightcap.
Baylor battles Oklahoma State at noon on FoxSports1, and TCU tangles with Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. Oregon State clashes with Southern Cal at 10 p.m.
The ACC network brings the clash between Georgia Tech and North Carolina at 12:15 p.m.
Syracuse takes on Wake Forest at noon on NBC Sports Washington.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins meet the Falcons on Fox at 1 p.m., with Rams-Saints in the late afternoon slot.
The Packers visit New England on NBC Sunday night, with Titans-Cowboys on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Wizards host the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and ESPN. The Timberwolves take on the Warriors on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.. The Wizards battle the Knicks Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Capitals host Dallas Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The MLS has four conference semifinal matchups Sunday. Columbus clashes with the Red Bulls at 3 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Portland-Seattle. The action moves over to FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. with New York FC against Atlanta, with Real Salt Lake taking on Sporting KC in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Bournemouth meets Manchester United Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Cardiff City-Leicester City. Manchester City faces Southampton Sunday at 9:55 a.m. before Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia M'gladbach meets Fortuna Dusseldorf Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 has the Big East women's soccer finale Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the Big 12 championship game at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC field hockey tournament semifinals are on NBC Sports Washington Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In unity, to dwell in unity

Kurt Schlichter wants unity.
On his terms.
Unity means not just accepting that Donald Trump is our president but the fact that he has a moral right to pursue the policies that he promised the people who elected him.
Unity means our elite not being jerks, and that’s why unity’s not in the cards anytime soon.


Powerline features a video of media figures saying "Trump has reached a tipping point," over and over again since he became president.
Some clever person put together this montage of the media claiming routinely since January 20, 2017 that a “tipping point” had been reached, that the newest “bombshell” was curtains for Trump, that “the walls are closing in.” Talk about fake news. Heh. Enjoy this—we’ve got a long way to go yet.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The world is not a John Lennon song

Roger Simon has decided to buy a gun.
Between the rising anti-Zionism and Jew hatred on our campuses and in the Democratic Party (what were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton doing being photographed with Louis Farrakhan?), the bloodthirsty jihadists, and the neo-Nazi monsters like this Bower character, we are at a point I never thought we'd reach in my lifetime. And as the co-screenwriter of two feature films about the Holocaust, I have a pretty good idea where it can lead.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams improved to 8-0 with a late score to beat the Packers.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are still watching.

X marks the spot

A decade ago, things looked dark.
Barack Obama loomed as the likely presidential election winner.
Democrats held both houses of Congress.
What did the future hold?
On this day in 2008, I started this blog.
Are you better off now than you were 10 years ago?
If so, it's nothing I did.
But starting a blog helped me get through the early days of the Obama era.
I saw new viewpoints and interacted with others with similar views.
And a few times, my views got a wider audience.
It's been great to ride the wave these 10 years.
On to more.

"I'm one of ya"

So many commercials for the election.
Watching Charlottesville's NBC 29, there's often a commercial for either Denver Riggleman or Leslie Cockburn every break.
She tries to say he's too extreme.
But the ad ends with him telling a crowd, "I'm one of ya."
In one of his commercials, she describes her panel as "elite."
No matter what you say, being one of you feels better than calling yourself elite.
Team common man has more members than team elite.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stand amidst the troubles

Over at DaTech Guy, a call to stand firm among all the troubles of just the last two days - a pipebomber caught and a shooting at a synagogue.
Meanwhile, I’ll pray for those who are in indescribable emotional pain. In this fallen world, there will be evil like this. I hope it doesn’t come to my own doorstep, but if it does, I want to be ready spiritually.
Because that’s the only way you can truly be ready for something like that. Remember how the family of the Charleston AME Church shooting victims reacted toward the perpetrator? That’s what I’m talking about.
Don’t be afraid.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Who'll run the Kwik-E-Mart?

Do you have a problem with Apu?
Some do.
Now Apu must go.
Guess he'll get to spend more time with his family.

Thank you, come again.

Weekend watchdog

The Red Sox and Dodgers have been playing since before the first World Series.
But this year is only the second time they've met in the Fall Classic.
The series continues Friday with Game 3 from Los Angeles. Fox has coverage at 7:55 p.m., with games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:55 p.m. if necessary.
Boston took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday, hoping to win its fourth World Series since 2004. The Dodgers, who lost last year's Series in seven games, have not hoisted the trophy since 1988.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins battle the Giants on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Packers-Rams.
The Saints take on the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Patriots-Bills on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday night, with Miami-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by UCLA against Utah. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia's game with North Carolina Saturday at 12:20 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State on ABC at noon, then it's either Southern Cal-Arizona State or Houston against South Florida. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, it's Oklahoma State-Texas.
CBS has the top 10 contest between Georgia and Florida from Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame takes on Navy at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Wisconsin at noon on Fox, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Purdue takes on Michigan State. It's Iowa-Penn State at 3:30 p.m., then Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State and Arizona hosts Oregon in the nightcap.
Texas Tech takes on Iowa State on ESPN2 at noon. Syracuse battles North Carolina State at 7 p.m., followed by Hawaii-Fresno State.
TCU tangles with Kansas at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Washington clashes with California at 6:30 p.m.
There's a pair of ACC games on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday, with Wake Forest-Louisville at noon before Duke takes on Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m.
North of the border, Toronto tangles with Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the high school gridiron, Hewitt-Trussville faces Thompson Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NASCAR visits Martinsville as the playoff field has dropped to eight competitors vying for the season championship. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the Truck Series going on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards' contest with Sacramento Friday at 10 p.m. and visit to the Clippers Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
The Capitals have a Saturday contest against Calgary at 4 p.m..on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Minnesota-Duluth Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sporting Kansas City meets Los Angeles FC on FoxSports1 Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Cardiff City clashes with Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC has Leicester City against West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Arsenal battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 9:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen takes on Leverkusen on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Milan meets Sampdoria in Italian Serie A Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Virginia hosts North Carolina State in women's soccer Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There's women's volleyball between Duke and Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Don't look Ethel

PJMedia talks about some of the worst songs of the 70s.
Ray Stevens makes an appearance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Raising questions, not answering them

Legal Insurrection tells all the problems Elizabeth Warren brought back with her DNA test release.
Note the highlighted language. It’s in the middle of a fairly long Politico post, headline of which makes it seem as if there was no big negative fallout. But as Daily Mail U.S. Political Editor David Martosko tweeted, Politico buried the ledeBuried lede: 24% say Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test exercise made them think less favorably of her. Just 16% say it made them view her more favorably.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Don't you care

Kurt Schlichter hasn't gotten caught up in the latest media frenzy.
I don’t care about the Khashoggi caper because I see no reason to join in the faux shock that foreigners are terrible, or that the Saudis are so especially terrible that we must abandon a crucial ally against Iran, which hangs more gays from a single crane every day than the Saudis have ever chopped up in their consulates.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams cruised past the 49ers Sunday, improving to 7-0.
Up next? Green Bay next Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Better news for the final 16 days

The Other McCain wraps up the bad news for Democrats, in the form of elections that appear to be slipping away from them.
Will it be enough to keep the House and Senate both Republican?
One analyst quoted by Politico, David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, estimated there’s still a 30 percent chance Republicans might hold on to their House majority, although by the narrowest of margins. Of course, 30 percent is far better than chances the analysts predicted of a Trump victory two years ago, and the president has been campaigning relentlessly across the country in recent weeks.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The NBA opens its season in the midst of baseball playoffs, NFL football and college football.
What can bring attention to opening week?
LeBron James' move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
While most eyes are on college football Saturday, ESPN shows the Lakers' home opener against Houston at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN has a doubleheader Friday with Celtics-Raptors at 8 p.m. followed by the Warriors facing the Jazz. The Wizards face the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Baseball's postseason continues Friday when the National League returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Game 7, if necessary, will be Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Red Sox await the winner, with the World Series starting Tuesday at Fenway Park.
London games continue Sunday, with the Titans taking on the Chargers at 9:30 a.m. on CBS. The Patriots face the Bears at 1 p.m., with Redskins-Cowboys in the late afternoon slot. Fox carries the Panthers' contest with the Eagles at 1 p.m.
Hot starts by the Bengals and Chiefs moved their contest to Sunday night on NBC, with Giants-Falcons on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Boise State battles Colorado State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
TCU takes on Oklahoma on ABC Saturday at noon, then it's Penn State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Purdue hosts Ohio State.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox Saturday at noon before Colorado clashes with Washington. Oregon visits Washington State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Mississippi, followed by Clemson's contest with North Carolina State. LSU meets Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
Iowa faces Maryland on ESPN2 at noon and Wake Forest takes on Florida State at 3:30 p.m. It's East Carolina against Central Florida at 7 p.m., with Arizona-UCLA in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 has Wisconsin against Illinois at noon, then Kansas tangles with Texas Tech.
Virginia visits Duke on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell battles Lafayette at noon on MASN.
NASCAR's second segment of the playoffs closes this weekend in Kansas, with the Monster Series going on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The green flag drops on the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:55 p.m.
The Capitals host the Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Stars Friday at 8 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Manchester United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network before West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur. Everton battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In MLS action, Atlanta United takes on Chicago at 3 p.m. on ESPN followed by Minnesota against the Galaxy.
Wolfsburg takes on Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Hertha Berlin battles Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Frosinone faces Empoli in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
In women's soccer, Virginia hosts Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has Skate America Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Stanford meets Oregon in women's volleyball Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inside the Warren spin room

Staffer: We've got to change the subject from your "Indian heritage."
Warren: How?
Staffer: We have to think of something. The Cherokees being mad at you looks bad.
Warren: How?
Staffer: It makes you look more untruthful than we say Trump is.
Warren: How?

Mob rule

Babylon Bee has an important message from the mafia - don't call us "mob."
"We demand respect," said Louie "the Duck" Catanzano, "so if you care about your input in politics, you’d better stop calling us the Mob, because otherwise you're going to get whacked. And then you'll be dead and won't have any choice in politics; you'll definitely be voting Democrat."

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Who wants to lose to Trump?

Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get a jump on the Democratic field for 2020.
Now she's in heap big trouble.
Soon after the Boston Globe story was posted, it became clear that the publication bungled the math. The DNA test showed that Warren was, at best, 1/64th Native American, but possibly 1/1,024th. Not only did this give plenty of fodder to Trump to continue mocking Warren and disregard her demand for $1 million, it soon became clear that the move was offensive to Native Americans, who see DNA tests as "useless" in determining tribal heritage ( according to Cherokee Nation) and an example of "settler-colonial definitions" reflecting "the privileges of whiteness" ( according to a native studies professor). 
Such statements are, in a sense, a double whammy. They chastised Warren, but also show her lack of knowledge about how sensitive the issue of DNA testing is within these communities. So, how in touch with her distant heritage can she really be?
Democrats are going to spend a lot of money and take a lot of time to figure that Trump is tough to beat.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Song for Elizabeth Warren

A cool song by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Will the Cherokee fighting spirit finish off Elizabeth Warren?

In trouble, and how

Elizabeth Warren released information showing she does have Indian DNA.
A small amount.
How small?
At most, 3%.
How do you claim to be Cherokee with that?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Doing what he said he would

Marc Thiessen lists the accomplishments of President Trump over his term so far.
When Trump says he will do something, you can take it to the bank. Yes, he takes liberties with the truth. But unlike his predecessor, he did not pass his signature legislative achievement on the basis of a lie ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") -- which is clearly worse than falsely bragging that your tax cut is the biggest ever.
The fact is, in his first two years, Trump has compiled a remarkable record of presidential promise-keeping. He'd probably say it's the best in history -- which may or may not end up being true. It's too soon to tell.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Flakier than Flake

Democrats thought they had a chance to take Jeff Flake's senate seat in Arizona.
Then people found what she's said about the state.
Wegmann wrote, "Sinema has also had trouble because of old videotape — from after she was elected to Congress — in which she gave speeches demonstrating contempt for Arizona and its residents. In one video, Sinema warned a group of liberal Texans to 'stop your state from becoming Arizona.' In another, she trashed Arizona as 'the meth lab of democracy' to get some laughs at a NetRoots Nation conference."
That's good reporting.

Weekend watchdog

In 1982, the Milwaukee Brewers represented the American League in the World Series.
In 2005, the Houston Astros represented the National League in the World Series.
This week, both will be playing to represent the other league in the 2018 World Series.
The Brewers host the Dodgers Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, with Game 2 Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox. Milwaukee moved to the National League in 1998 and reached this round just once - in 2011.
The Astros will attempt to defend their 2017 title while the Red Sox mark the 100th anniversary of their final championship of the 20th century. Game 1 from Fenway Park will be Saturday at 8 p.m., with the second contest at 7:30 p.m.
The Redskins battle the Panthers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS offers the Bengals and Steelers in the early game, with Ravens-Titans in the late afternoon slot. Some areas of Virginia will get the Cowboys' contest against Jacksonville.
The Chiefs visit the Patriots on NBC Sunday night, with 49ers-Packers on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Tulsa takes on South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Arizona-Utah.
Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
It's Nebraska-Northwestern on ABC at noon, then Washington takes on Oregon and South Florida faces Memphis at 3:30 p.m. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2. In primetime, it's Michigan-Wisconsin.
Second-ranked Georgia tangles with LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida facing Vanderbilt, then Texas tangles with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama meets Missouri at 7 p.m.
Indiana battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Virginia's homecoming clash with Miami is at 7 p.m., with Hawaii-BYU as the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
Minnesota meets Ohio State at noon on FoxSports1, followed by Purdue-Illinois and West Virginia's contest with Iowa State at 7 p.m. Colorado clashes with Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
On the ACC network, Duke visits Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m.
Louisville battles Boston College on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school football with Good Counsel against St. John's of DC Friday at 7 p.m.
NBC carries NASCAR's trip to Talledega Sunday at 2 p.m. The truck series goes on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals host Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Croatia takes on England in the Nations League on ESPN2 Friday at 2:30 p.m. Poland battles Italy Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Wizards' preseason continues with a contest against Guangzhou Long-Lions Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. LeBron and the Lakers take on the Warriors on ESPN2 Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Michigan State meets Ohio State in women's volleyball on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. NBC Sports Washington has Pittsburgh against North Carolina State Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

We'll remember

The media wonders - can Republicans maintain the enthusiasm for the next four weeks?
Kurt Schlichter answers - of course.
The fact is that this whole disgusting Brett Kavanaugh grift has radicalized both Normals who usually avoid politics (thereby demonstrating their wisdom) and alleged conservatives who have been living in a fantasy world where our opponents were good faith friends who just disagree with us on some issues. TheCirque de Kavanaugh disgrace put an end to that comforting delusion.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

That glow in the mirror is the bridge you just burned

How will Brett Kavanaugh rule in the Supreme Court?
How will he respond to his treatment by liberals and conservatives during the confirmation hearings?
Now that more than 2,400 law professors have signed a letter saying Kavanaugh’s temperament disqualifies him from serving on the court, all but a handful of far-right law schools are going to be no-go zones for him for years. If he can’t even visit, he can’t be wooed.
At my own workplace, Harvard Law, where Kavanaugh taught very successfully for years, some students moved to exclude him from future teaching after the assault allegations emerged. He bowed out of this year’s class with the excuse that he could not commit to teaching. Now it is hard to picture when and if he could come back without controversy.
They burnt the bridge.
Now they have to live with it.

Undefeated teams watch

Kansas City posted a big win over Jacksonville to move to 5-0.
The Rams held off Seattle.
They are still on track for a battle of unbeatens in Mexico City in a few weeks.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Official song of Kavanaugh accusations

When liberals accuse Judge Kavanaugh, this video must go through their minds.

Baby we love fireworks

Legal Insurrection is getting ready for Saturday's vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh what a week

Washington Free Beacon tallies up the good news from President Trump's work this week.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Three American League teams won over 100 games this season.
Only one can advance to the World Series.
The divisional playoffs continue Friday at 2 p.m. on TBS with the Astros taking on the Indians. It's Brewers- at 4:15 p.m. on FoxSports1, and the Red Sox tangle with the Yankees on TBS at 7 p.m. The Dodgers and Braves have their second game at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TBS has the second game in both American League series Saturday at 4:30 and 8:15 p.m.
The National League series move to Colorado and Atlanta Sunday, with Brewers against Rockies on MLB Network at 4:30 and the Braves meeting the Dodgers at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The division round continues through Thursday, if necessary.
The Ravens battle the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has Giants-Panthers at 1 p.m. followed by the Vikings' contest with the Eagles in the late afternoon slot.
It's the battle of Texas Sunday night on NBC with the Cowboys facing the Texans. The Redskins tangle with the Saints on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Georgia Tech takes on Louisville at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Utah State-BYU on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan on ABC Saturday at noon, then it's Miami-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Notre Dame visits Virginia Tech.
Florida faces LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox has Texas-Oklahoma at noon, then Indiana meets Ohio State and Washington clashes with UCLA at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with top-ranked Alabama against Arkansas, then Clemson clashes with Wake Forest. Kentucky takes on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and it's Utah-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Kansas on ESPN2 at noon, and there's more Big 12 action at 3:30 p.m. when Iowa State visits Oklahoma State. Auburn meets Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m.
Baylor battles Kansas State on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Syracuse on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Boston College faces North Carolina State Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Delaware-Richmond.
MASN has James Madison against Elon at noon.
After the Capitals split their opening two games, they rest for the weekend and NBC Sports Washington has out of area games - the Flyers visit Colorado Saturday at 9 p.m. and it's Maple Leafs-Blackhawks Sunday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR's round of 12 begins at Dover this weekend, with the Monster Series race Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:05 a.m., after qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
D.C. United takes on Chicago in MLS action Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Brighton & Hove Albion meets West Ham United Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. It's Tottenham Hotspur against Cardiff City Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network while NBC features Manchester United-Newcastle.
Fulham faces Arsenal Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then Chelsea clashes with Southampton and Liverpool takes on Manchester City at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim takes on Eintracht Frankfurt Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Texas Tech tangles with Oklahoma State in women's college soccer Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Sunday at 1 p.m., Texas faces West Virginia.
The NBA preseason continues on NBC Sports Washington with Heat-Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. ESPN has the Kings taking on the Warriors Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Miami meets North Carolina State in college volleyball on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sink or swim

Sen. Lindsey Graham had the winning quote of the Senate Thursday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Did you watch this weekend?

There were several good games on the NFL slate this week.
Three games went into overtime.
The Ravens ruled the Steelers in the second half.
The Chiefs stayed undefeated with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and a defensive stand in the final minute.
Did you watch?
Or does the anthem matter still stick in your craw?

Monday, October 1, 2018

Undefeated teams watch

Kansas City rallied to win their fourth straight, joining the Rams without a loss so far this season.
Can they both stay perfect until their meeting in Mexico in November?
Everybody, including the 1972 Miami Dolphins, will be watching.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stand with Kanye

Kanye West wore his MAGA hat on Saturday Night Live's season opener.
He didn't get much understanding.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Republicans read, too

Clay Travis has a new book out - Republicans buy sneakers, too.
So he spends this week's mailbag talking politics.
It's everything you need to know about the Kavanaugh situation.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The United States Ryder Cup team will try to do something not done since 1993 this weekend - win on foreign soil.
The 2018 Ryder Cup starts Friday on Golf Channel from Le Golf National in Paris. NBC takes over coverage Saturday at 3 a.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m.
In the past 25 years, the United States team has only won three times on home soil against eight victories by the European squad.
Tiger Woods, fresh of the win at the Tour championship, is one of the captain's choices on the 12-man United States team. He last participated in the Ryder Cup in 2012, going 0-3-1.
The baseball regular season closes for the Orioles with a four-game set against the AL West champion Astros on MASN, including a doubleheader Saturday.
The Nationals take on the Rockies on MASN2 for the weekend.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday, with Cardinals-Cubs at 2:20 p.m. and the Yankees meet the Red Sox at 7 p.m. Fox has either Yankees-Red Sox or Cardinals against Cubs Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Tigers take on the Brewers at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
All Sunday games start at 3:05 p.m., with TBS carrying Red Sox against Yankees.
CBS has the Bengals' contest with the Falcons at 1 p.m. followed by Saints-Giants. The Eagles take on the Titans on Fox at 1 p.m.
The Ravens meet the Steelers Sunday on NBC, and it's Chiefs-Broncos on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, Saskatchewan battles Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Tulane takes on Memphis at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, and FoxSports1 has UCLA-Colorado at 9 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Syracuse on ABC Saturday at noon and Baylor battles Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Ohio State travels to Penn State.
Georgia takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Northwestern on Fox at 4:30 p.m. before BYU faces Washington at 7:30 p.m.
NBC has the top 10 matchup between Stanford and Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia tangles with North Carolina State on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M facing Arkansas. Florida faces Mississippi State at 6 p.m. before LSU tangles with Mississippi at 9 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on West Virginia at noon on ESPN2 and Florida State visits Louisville at 3:30 p.m. It's Virginia Tech against Duke at 7 p.m. and Arizona hosts Southern Cal in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 offers Central Michigan-Michigan State at noon, then it's Texas-Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. Oregon clashes with California at 10:30 p.m.
Bowling Green battles Georgia Tech at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Rice-Wake Forest. NBC Sports Washington has James Madison-Richmond at 3 p.m.
Charlotte hosts NASCAR for the weekend, with the Monster Series on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Russian Grand Prix goes Sunday at 7:05 a.m. on ESPN2, after qualifying Saturday at 7:55 a.m.
The Capitals continue preseason play against Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m.
West Ham United battles Manchester United on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester City against Brighton & Hove Albion. Chelsea clashes with Liverpool at 12:25 p.m.
The Red Bulls meet Atlanta United Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Sporting Kansas City hosts Real Salt Lake on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin takes on Bayern Munich Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Hoffenheim faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it's Eintracht Frankfurt-Hannover Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Southern Cal takes on Stanford in women's volleyball on ESPN2 at 11:30 p.m. Friday.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup Challenge Series Saturday at 7 p.m.
In NBA preseason action, the Lakers tangle with the Nuggets on ESPN Sunday at 9:30 p.m. The women's World Cup championship will be on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Who leaked the letter?

After Brett Kavanaugh earns his seat on the Supreme Court, one question will remain.
Who leaked Dr. Ford's letter to the media?
That person owes the country the past two weeks.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

End the hostage situation

Judge Kavanaugh has been held hostage long enough.
We wants to talk Thursday.
He's been ready to talk for over a week.
After he talks, the committee can vote Friday.
The new Supreme Court term starts Monday.
Time for Democrats to stop stalling.

Monday, September 24, 2018

It's Democrats doing the screwing

It's come to this - Judge Kavanaugh had to say in an interview that he was a virgin in high school and for years after.
The years Democrats have been questioning for the last week.
Democrats have been giving no information, so he had to take his stand.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Investigation underway

Judge Kavanaugh's accuser wants an FBI investigation into her charge.
They have a man for the job.

He just needs to know a date and location. It's hard going back in times multiple times.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The best 30 golfers in the world look to end the season on a high note - at the PGA championship.
There's $10 million on the line for the event winner, depending on how other golfers do over the weekend. Bryson DeChambeau leads the field with the best chance to win, with Tiger Woods 20th among the 30 golfers.
NBC has final round coverage Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
There's a potential baseball postseason preview this weekend with the Red Sox meeting the Indians Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Fox has the Giants against the Cardinals Saturday at 1 p.m., with other areas getting Phillies-Braves.
The Orioles visit the Yankees for the weekend on MASN, with Sunday's game also on TBS.
The Nationals take on the Mets Thursday on MASN, moving to MASN2 for the rest of the weekend.
The Ravens host the Broncos on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has Redskins-Packers at 1 p.m. followed by the Cowboys' clash with Seattle.
The Patriots visit the Lions on NBC Sunday at 8:20 p.m., with Steelers-Buccaneers Monday at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Central Florida hosts Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Washington State-USC. Penn State visits Illinois on FoxSports1 at 9 p.m.
Notre Dame travels to Wake Forest on ABC Saturday at noon. Georgia Tech takes on Clemson at 3:30 p.m. and it's Stanford-Oregon in primetime.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Texas tangles with TCU on Fox at 4:30 p.m. followed by Iowa-Wisconsin.
Virginia starts ACC play against Louisville at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. James Madison hosts William & Mary at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Georgia's contest with Missouri, followed by West Virginia-Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. It's Florida-Tennessee at 7 p.m. and Washington meets Arizona State in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m.
Boston College battles Purdue on ESPN2 at noon, and Miami meets Florida International at 3:30 p.m. Kentucky tangles with Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Air Force faces Utah State at 10:15 p.m
The ACC network offers North Carolina-Pittsburgh at 12:20 p.m.
Michigan meets Nebraska at noon on FoxSports1. Baylor battles Kansas at 3:30 p.m. then Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits Richmond for the second race of the playoff slate. The Monster Series goes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Xfinity Series Friday 7:30 p.m.
In the MLS, Philadelphia faces Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The Sounders take on the Galaxy Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fulham faces Watford in the Premier League Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Southampton. NBC has Brighton's clash with Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m.
West Ham United battles Chelsea at 8:25 a.m. Sunday before Arsenal's contest with Everton.
ESPN2 has Italian Serie A soccer between Napoli and Torino Sunday at 6:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim faces Borussia Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leverkusen takes on Mainz Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and it's Eintracht Frankfurt-Leipzig at noon.
Virginia Tech faces N.C. State in college soccer Friday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NHL preseason continues Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the Capitals taking on the Carolina on NBC Sports Washington.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Recycling update

A rare mid-week trip to recycle cans, and I received 50 cents per pound again.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Believe the professor

Ann Althouse simply answers the question why the media believe Kavanaugh's accuser.
I'm overhearing the television, so I'm not going to link to anything, but I keep hearing the indicia of elite status — notably, that Blasey is a college professor.
I'm trying to think of how her allegations should be handled, and I want like cases to be treated alike. When will one allegation from long ago justify delaying the Senate confirmation process and the opening of new investigations?
The answer cannot be: when the accuser has elite status!
I'm thinking of how Paula Jones was denigrated 20 years ago. "If you drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find," James Carville said famously.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Undefeated team watch

With two games left in Week 2, there are only seven teams left without a loss or tie.
Miami, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Denver, Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Rams have made it to 2-0.
None of those teams will meet in Week 3.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching and waiting for anybody to get close to their record perfect season.

Text test coming

Thursday, FEMA will send out a text titled "Presidential Alert."
It's just to make sure everybody in the country can be reached in case of national emergency.
Nothing from President Trump.
But if you don't like President Trump, go ahead and throw away your phone.
He won't mind.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

My birthday present to me (part one). This is a mattock, for digging in dirt. (Yes, I confess, I went to to ascertain the proper spelling.) The one that I'd used for years fell apart a few months ago. I am planning to have some fun with this one. P.S.: When my children were little, I'd talk about using the mattock in the yard. They thought I was saying I was going to use "the mad axe."

Saturday song

With a tropical storm creeping through the Carolinas, the rain must fall.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Weekend watchdog

NASCAR's home is in the Southeast. But its 10-race playoff run begins far from the dangers of Hurricane Florence.
Las Vegas hosts the Monster Series Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sixteen NASCAR drivers have a chance at the overall championship for 2018. But three have dominated the first 26 races - Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. has combined for 17 wins so far in 2018.
 The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network and FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Friday at 9 p.m.
Hurricane Florence has many event in flux throughout the weekend.
As the baseball playoffs loom, Fox brings back Saturday afternoon baseball with the Dodgers at Cardinals and Nationals' visit to Atlanta Saturday at 1 p.m.
 FoxSports1 has the Twins' contest with the Royals Saturday at 7:15 p.m., and TBS brings the Diamondbacks against the Astros Sunday at 2:10 p.m. ESPN closes the weekend with Dodgers-Cardinals Sunday at 8:05 p.m.
The Orioles face the A's Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN and host the White Sox for the weekend.
 The Nationals face the Braves on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, weather permitting.
NFL network has its first Thursday night game this week, with the Ravens visiting the Bengals at 8:20 p.m.
The Redskins open their home season against the Colts on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m., with Patriots-Jaguars in the late afternoon slot. Fox in Virginia shows the Vikings against the Packers, with northern Virginia airing the Cardinals clash with the Rams.
The Cowboys tangle with the Giants on NBC Sunday at 8:20 p.m., and the Seahawks meet the Bears on ESPN at 8:15 p.m.
The college football season starts Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  as Wake Forest hosts Boston College on ESPN. James Madison has its home opener against Robert Morris on NBC Sports Washington at 6 p.m.
Georgia State meets Memphis on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m.
Oklahoma tangles with Iowa State at noon on ABC and BYU faces Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Ohio State heads to TCU.
Notre Dame hosts Vanderbilt on NBC at 2:30 p.m.
CBS offers LSU's contest against Auburn at 3:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Houston at 4:15 p.m. on Fox and it's Texas-Southern Cal at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Florida State. Oklahoma State tangles with Boise State at 3:30 p.m. before top-ranked Alabama travels to Mississippi at 7 p.m. Washington meets Utah in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Toledo takes on Miami at noon on ESPN2, followed by Virginia against Ohio from Nashville at 4:30 p.m. It's Georgia-Middle Tennessee at 7:15 p.m.
 Penn State hosts Kent State on FoxSports1 at noon, then Duke duels with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. UCLA and Fresno State close the night at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has Georgia Tech's game with Pittsburgh at noon and Louisville meets Western Kentucky at 7:30 p.m.
Rutgers takes on Kansas at noon on MASN2.
D.C. United meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Orlando FC takes on Chicago Sunday at 5 p.m. on FoxSports1
 Bayern Munich battles Bayer Leverkusen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday at 8:55 a.m., with qualifying Saturday at 8:55 a.m.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Benefits of technology

While people in South Carolina hit the road Tuesday and the storm appears to be at least 24 hours away, DaTech Guy explains the benefits.
As we all watch the cone of Hurricane Florence head toward the east coast we need to be thankful that we have a full week’s warning and plenty of time for people to get ready. Imagine what it must have been like for people 100 years ago when you might get a day or two’s warning at best or 150 years ago when there would have been no warning at all.
We don’t understand just how lucky we are sometimes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Baby, the rain must fall

It's the waiting game for Hurricane Florence.
Inland in Central Virginia, it's not the major winds that concern.
It's the rain, and the track of the storm.
Earlier models had 10-15 inches pending in the Fishersville area.
Now it looks like 2-4 inches.
Plenty, but not what other areas will get.
Who gets it?
We wait.
Maybe watch the Weather Channel or news, but watching TV reporters struggle to stand in the wind doesn't maintain excitement for long.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Best in 50 years

President Trump has the media fact-checkers going crazy Monday, touting the GDP and unemployment numbers.
The fact-checkers say it's not the first time in 100 years.
The GDP topped unemployment in the 50s and 60s.
But the last time was in 2006 - 12 years including the eight where Obama was president.
At a briefing with reporters Monday, Kevin Hassett, chairman of Trump's Council of Economic Advisors, conceded that Trump's claim was not true.
"From the initial fact to what the president said … I don't know the whole chain of command," he said. "What is true it is that it's the highest in 10 years. At some point somebody probably conveyed it to him adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that."
The last time was in the first quarter of 2006, when unemployment was about 4.7 percent and quarterly GDP growth was 5.4 percent, government data show.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The racist dance

There's many times this point in a political discussion.
You're racist.
"I personally am not racist."
There is systematic, institutional racism in the United States.
"How can I not be a racist?"
Agree with us.

Saturday song

Get the morning lowdown from Boz Scaggs.

Facebook quote of the week

Hot enough for ya?
Yes. Yes it is.

Drop a curtain on the show

Legal Insurrection looks back at the protests during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.
The lesson of nominating Mitt Romney for president is that it doesn’t matter how objectively nice a Republican presidential candidate is, the media and Democrats will portray the person as a monster.
Romney was portrayed as someone whose main attributes were that he gave a woman cancer and kept women in binders. His decency on the campaign trail was not rewarded. The media swarmed to ensure his defeat. Nominating objectively nice guy 
Brett Kavanaugh also wasn’t rewarded. They Romneyed him, portraying him as a liar seeking to enslave women and numerous identity groups.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The Eagles decided not to visit the White House after winning Super Bowl LII.
But they get another championship perk - opening at home Thursday on NBC.
The Eagles battle the Falcons to kick off the 99th season of NFL football with backup quarterback Nick Foles still at the helm while Carson Wentz continues to heal.
The Ravens open their season against the Bills Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox has the Giants' contest with the Jaguars before the Redskins take on the Cardinals.
NBC starts its Sunday night package with the Bears visiting the Packers at 8:20 p.m. The ESPN slate begins Monday at 7:10 p.m. when the Lions take on the Jets. The Raiders and Jon Gruden meet the Rams in the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
The college football weekend kicks off Friday with TCU taking on SMU on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
ABC starts Saturday with either Georgia Tech-South Florida or Arizona against Houston at noon. The game not seen over the air will be on ESPN2. Nebraska tangles with Colorado at 3:30 p.m. and in primetime Penn State plays Pittsburgh.
Oklahoma takes on UCLA on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Iowa-Iowa State at 5 p.m. and Stanford's contest with Southern Cal at 8:30 p.m.
South Carolina opens the SEC season against Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Notre Dame battles with Ball State on NBC at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN opens its day at noon with Mississippi State visiting Kansas State. Clemson clashes with Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and Arizona State hosts Michigan State at 10:45 p.m.
Alabama faces Arkansas State on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Western Michigan on FoxSports1 at noon, and it's Minnesota-Fresno State at 7:30 p.m.
Florida State faces Samford on the ACC network at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington brings North Carolina State against Georgia State at 12:30 p.m. and Fordham faces Richmond at 6 p.m.
Delaware meets Lafayette on MASN at 3:30 p.m.
It's one last chance to reach the NASCAR playoffs this weekend, as the Monster Series visits Indianapolis Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles travel to Tampa Bay for the weekend on MASN2.
The Cubs visit the Nationals for a four-game set on MASN, with Sunday's finale also on TBS.
FoxSports1 has the Astros-Red Sox Saturday at 4 p.m. and the two teams tangle again on ESPN Sunday at 8 p.m.
The PGA tour playoffs continue with the BMW Championship on NBC Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN has the men's championship of the U.S. Open Sunday at 4 p.m. The women's final is Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN and the women's doubles championship is on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
The semifinals are Thursday for the women and Friday for the men.
The United States has an international friendly with Brazil Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Understanding Woodward

Bob Woodward usually sticks with Washington subjects for his books, but his focus on John Belushi many years ago prompts an article in the National Post.
Wired is an anomaly in the Woodward catalog, the only book he’s ever written about a subject other than Washington. As such, it’s rarely cited by his critics. But Wired’s outlier status is the very thing that makes it such a fascinating piece of Woodwardology. Because he was forced to work outside of his comfort zone, his strengths and his weaknesses can be seen in sharper relief.
Wired is an infuriating piece of work. There’s never a smoking gun like an outright falsehood or a brazen ethical breach. And yet, in the final product, a lot of what Woodward writes comes off as being not quite right — some of it to the point where it can feel quite wrong. Getting the facts is only part of the equation. You have to present those facts in context and in proportion to other facts in order to accurately reflect reality. It’s here that Woodward fails.

Chick-fil-A brand shoes

The furor over Nike, and now Levi's, makes you wonder where the boycotts about political choices will head.
Let's go back to the Chick-fil-A boycotts that didn't work.
If you eat there, shoes and jeans with their logos might take care of you.
Except on Sundays.

Monday, September 3, 2018

New rule for Kaepernick

If Colin Kaepernick ever signs with a team, the NFL should be ready.
When he enters the game, the defense can bring an American flag out on the field.
Kaepernick would have to take a knee at the sight of the flag.
Three downs - three plays losing yardage - and Kaepernick's offense leaves the field for the punting team.
Don't think the rule is fair?
The NFL just wants to show their respect for the flag and country.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Red alert in Red Hen's area

The Roanoke Times tells of Lexington and Rockbridge County boosting its marketing after a rough summer.
Using emergency funds.
I thought the Red Hen not serving Sarah Huckabee Sanders was the popular choice?
Director of Marketing Patty Williams said the area is still feeling effects from the controversy — the tourism office received a letter Thursday from a family in Georgia who said they would never come back to the area because of what happened. And during the immediate aftermath of the incident, the tourism office received thousands of phone calls and emails.
“For a town our size, it was a significant impact,” Williams said.
The tourism office also decided to conduct a perceptions survey in its top four markets — Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk and Washington, D.C. The office is working with a survey company to find frequent travelers living in those areas to answer questions about whether they recall the incident, where it took place and whether it would affect their decision to travel there. A total of 400 people will be surveyed.

Remembering Denton

Before John McCain entered the Senate in 1986, another Vietnam POW made the chamber - Jeremiah Denton of Alabama.
He only served one term, but provides an interesting contrast to McCain.
Denton’s cause was explicitly the preservation of Western Civilization. As he understood it, this was a civilization with deep, ancient, theological, philosophical, and cultural roots. This traditional order for which Denton fought and legislated, which scarcely exists anymore, is about much more than democracy, even much more than liberty.
McCain’s attachment was to a shallower, less developed political posture.It was a conflation of militaristic American patriotism with international ideological campaigns for installing democratic electoral systems anywhere and everywhere, even where plainly there exists no cultural environment in which true democracy or the rule of law might take root.

Kidney stone tearing apart the church

My church this morning used the passage from Matthew about Peter being the rock upon which the church would be built.
Catholics consider Peter to be the first pope, starting a line that continues to today.
What kind of rock is Pope Francis?
Seems more like a kidney stone.
Much smaller in stature than Peter.
Not a building block for something good, but an irritant.
Causing great, instance pain.
Hopefully, this too shall pass.

Only thing missing was an Elton John song

The John McCain funeral train should be coming to an end Sunday, with his burial in Annapolis.
It might be safe to watch the news again.
It's been a week of wall-to-wall coverage and Trump bashing.
More coverage than recent funerals for famous people.
Maybe Princess Di topped it - coming in the end of August-Labor Day period when there's not much other news to talk about.
Bring on the Kavanaugh hearings.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Don't trust David Pecker

Last week's news included the head of American Media - David Pecker - getting immunity in the government probes of people who knew Donald Trump.
Can Pecker be trusted?
He's killed before.
He killed the Weekly World News after he bought the tabloid along with the National Enquirer.
The guy who took over bears the delightfully Dickensian name of David Pecker. In 1999, Pecker bought American Media, which owned the National Enquirer, the Star and the Weekly World News. Changes were made and soon a lot of WWN's old-timers were gone -- Eddie Clontz, Ivone, Berger, Lind, Kulpa -- replaced by young comedy writers.
"He wanted to hire comedy writers," Ivone says. "But it's not just comedy. It's a different skill set."
Gradually, WWN changed. Bat Boy became a comic strip, one of several strips in the new WWN, none of them very comic. The new editors also added lame advice columns by "Lester the Typing Horse" and "Sammy the Chatting Chimp." Ed Anger remained and he was still "pig-biting mad" but he wasn't so funny anymore. Circulation plummeted.
I don't trust him based on this from 2007.

Facebook quote of the week

"Neighbors loved this song so much they threw a rock at my window to hear it better."

Saturday song

Tavares knows all the detectives and wants help finding "Whodunit."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Fire up the tailgate and the remote - college football gets going this weekend.
Fourth-ranked Wisconsin takes on Western Kentucky Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN with Stanford facing San Diego State on FoxSports1.
Top-ranked Alabama begins another title run on ABC Saturday at 8 p.m. against Louisville.
Notre Dame clashes with Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
ABC opens its day at noon with Ohio State-Oregon State, then it's Washington against Auburn at 3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma tangles with Florida Atlantic at noon on Fox, followed by North Carolina-California. Nebraska hosts Akron at 8 p.m.
West Virginia and Tennessee meet in Charlotte on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Mississippi at noon on ESPN and Georgia hosts Austin Peay at 3:30 p.m. UCLA clashes with Cincinnati at 7 p.m. before BYU-Arizona at 10:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Texas on FoxSports1 at noon and Arizona State hosts Texas-San Antonio at 10:30 p.m.
TCU takes on Southern on MASN2 Saturday at noon.
NBC Sports Washington has Georgia Tech against Alcorn State Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Miami meets LSU on ABC Sunday at 7:30 p.m. while ESPN2 shows Prairie View against North Carolina Central at noon.
Virginia Tech closes the weekend with a contest against Florida State on ESPN at 8 p.m. Monday.
The Orioles visit Kansas City in the battle of this year's bottom two teams, starting Friday at 8 p.m. on MASN2.
The Nationals host the Brewers on MASN for the weekend.
FoxSports1 brings a pair of games Saturday, with Yankees-Tigers at 4 p.m. followed by the Rays' contest with the Indians. The Cubs battle the Phillies on TBS Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and ESPN closes the weekend with the Angels visiting the Astros at 8 p.m.
Labor Day weekend means NASCAR visits Darlington. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Southern 500 Sunday at 6 p.m. and the Xfinity Series Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
Formula One hits the track Sunday at 8:55 a.m. with the Italian Grand Prix on ESPN2.
The IndyCar Grand Prix of Portland goes Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN has third round play at the U.S. Open Friday at noon and 6 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN2 has more third round play Saturday at 11 a.m., with round of 16 Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN and 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
D.C. United hosts Atlanta United Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Leicester City faces Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Chelsea-AFC Bournemouth. Cardiff City clashes with Arsenal at 8:25 a.m. and it's Burnley against Manchester United at 10:55 a.m.
Hannover 96 takes on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it's Wolfsburg-Leverkusen Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Leipzig takes on Dusseldorf Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Schalke clashes with Hertha at noon.
Maryland meets Stanford in college soccer on FoxSports1 Friday at 6 p.m.
There's a women's soccer friendly between the United States and Chile Friday at 11:20 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Mystics and Dream play Game 4 of their WNBA playoff series Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network offers the Woodward Stakes Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New place to eat

Powerline tells of the latest upset Democrat - mad that burger joint In-N-Out gave money to Republicans.
I actually hope this catches on with liberals, because In-N-Out is always packed, and I’ll enjoy it if the liberals thin themselves out from the crowd. It will make for a more pleasant dining experience.
For readers in the east who don’t know it, In-N-Out burgers are certifiably the best chain burgers in the country. Don’t event think of trying to argue the matter in the comments section: it’s scientifically proven. I go at least once a week to a local outlet, and will probably move that to twice a week now that I know that liberals won’t be there.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Monkey business

The Republican nominee for Florida governor used the phrase "monkey it up" in talking about his Democratic opponent Wednesday.
The media went bananas.
They didn't like the appeal.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hold my chalice

All over the world, people are losing faith in their governments and leaders.
In steps Pope Francis.
"Hold my chalice."

Monday, August 27, 2018

The real McCain

In the midst of all the talk about Senator John McCain, Mark Steyn remembers his encounters.
When he and I appeared together on "The Dennis Miller Show", he said he had a real respect for me because that ridiculous accent was a lot harder to keep up for three hours than you'd think. Off-air it was more cutting, snide, vindictive, and extraordinarily petty.
Remember there was a real man behind all the sanitized remembrances.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thanks for your service

With the passing of Senator John McCain, most are being respectful.
Some are blasting his legacy for being a poor Republican.
Others are blasting him for their view that he helped President Trump now reside in the White House.
They go from McCain picking Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate to creating a base for the Trump campaign in 2016,
Only one thing to say about McCain thanks to that thought.
Thanks for your service.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday song

Sail away with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton to the Islands in the Stream.

Facebook quote of the week

I am thisclose to going out and getting something loaded with sugar.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The third week of the NFL preseason means the starters see their most on-field action of August.
It also brings out the NFL broadcasters to warm up for September.
The third week continues Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS with Lions taking on the Buccaneers. The Saints visit the Chargers Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Bengals and Bills battle on Fox Sunday at 4 p.m., with the NBC team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth warming up their Sunday night slot with the Cardinals taking on the Cowboys.
Local coverage of the Redskins continues on NBC Sports Washington, with the Broncos visiting Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The college football season starts Saturday with a FCS contest between Jacksonville State and North Carolina A&T at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Wyoming takes on New Mexico State at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Yankees visit the Orioles for a four-game set, with games on MASN Friday before a day-night doubleheader Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Nationals take on the Mets Friday and Saturday on MASN2 and Sunday afternoon on MASN. Saturday's game will also be on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 brings the Braves against the Marlins Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Rays meet the Red Sox on TBS Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Little League World Series crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC. The third place game is on ESPN Sunday at 10 a.m. The United States final will match Hawaii and Georgia Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, after the International final at 12:30 p.m.
The PGA tour playoffs begin with the Northern Trust Open. CBS has coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Orlando City faces Atlanta United in MLS play Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by the Galaxy against Los Angeles FC.
D.C. United meets the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m. before Portland plays the Sounders.
The Wolverhampton Wonders tangle with Manchester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Arsenal-West Ham United.
Liverpool takes on Brighton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
It's Watford against Crystal Palace Sunday 8:30 a.m. and Newcastle United clashes with Chelsea at 10:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
Bayern Munich battles Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Wolfsburg faces Schalke Saturday at 9 a.m. before Borussia meets Leverkusen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at 9:30 a.m. it's Mainz against Stuttgart and Dortmund takes on Leipzig on Fox at noon.
NBC Sports network has the Xfinity Series from Road America Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Truck Series goes on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The IndyCar series visits Illinois Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Friday at 5 p.m.
ESPN2 brings the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday at 9:05 a.m. after qualifying Saturday at 8:55 a.m.
With the U.S. Open beginning Monday, the final Open series events conclude this weekend. The championship of the Connecticut Open will be Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2, with the Winston-Salem Open final at 5 p.m. ESPN2 has the semifinals from Connecticut Friday at 3 and 7 p.m., with a semifinal at Winston-Salem at 9 p.m.
There's high school football on ESPN Saturday at noon as Pinson Valley tangles with Hoover at noon followed by Cedar Grove against Hewitt-Trussville The action moves to ESPN2 at 7 p.m. with Dematha facing St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida. ESPN offers Phillips of Illinois against Pickerington Central of Ohio Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The WNBA playoffs continue with semifinals starting Sunday at 3 and 5 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I care, even if Facebook doesn't

Salena Zito wonders why one of her articles seemed to disappear from Facebook.
Her quest makes her suspicious.
Facebook has become the world’s biggest publisher, reaching many more people than daily newspapers. Bad enough that they arbitrarily decide what people can and cannot read. Worse is that they won’t tell anyone why.
Guess I ought to post more of her stuff on this blog.
And Kurt Schlichter too.

Come with us if you want to live

Kurt Schlichter connects the dots between illegal immigration and death in an Iowa cornfield.
 Democrats, why are you willing to let even one more Mollie Tibbetts die? 
 That’s what our platform must be, because these midterm elections are about our children’s lives. And maybe our kids don’t matter much to our useless elite, but they matter to us.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Splash from the past

As the stampede to impeach President Trump rolls across CNN and like-minded groups, Mark Steyn goes back to 1998.
Earlier today Bob Loblaw tweeted something that I'd completely overlooked:
Today is the "future" dateline referenced in the @MarkSteynOnline column "Monica's Dress" where the dress (now a pair of curtains in Idaho) reflects back 20 years to its heyday leading up to the 1998 Bill Clinton impeachment trial.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Show me the money

Don Surber shows how news of tariffs has benefitted the country.
So what has happened since March 1? 
 The economy took off. 
The economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter (April, May and June).  
Unemployment is at 3.9%.
 And the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 4.7% 
 The S and P 500 is up 6.7%.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

How do you know it’s time to tell your kids Santa isn’t real???
When you can no longer afford their Christmas list!!!

Saturday song

When you consider all the girls loved by Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, is there much overlap?

Two distinct styles combine for this song.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend watchdog

NASCAR has its big weekend at the small track, with Bristol hosting the series at the World's Fastest Half-Mile.
The flag drops Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
With six wins so far this season, Kyle Busch leads the points race with three to go until the start of playoffs. Kevin Harvick stands in second after taking the checkered flag seven times, followed by Martin Truex Jr.
The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying at 3:30 p.m.
The IndyCar series visits Pocono Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, after qualifying Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Orioles meet Cleveland for the weekend on MASN with Saturday's game at 4 p.m. also on FoxSports1.
The Nationals host the Marlins on MASN2 for the weekend.
FoxSports1 offers the Brewers against the Cardinals Saturday at 7 p.m. The Yankees take on the Blue Jays Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS, with the Mets facing the Phillies in Williamsport on ESPN Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Little League World Series continues Friday as Spain battles Japan in the day's first game at 2 p.m. on ESPN. Michigan meets Idaho at 4 p.m. before Canada-Panama and Hawaii takes on Georgia at 8 p.m.
Thursday's losers take the field Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, then ABC has the United States losers from Thursday at 3 p.m. ESPN resumes coverage Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m., with winner's games Sunday at 9, 11 and 1 p.m. on ESPN and 2 p.m. on ABC.
Games continue through next Sunday's championship game.
The Junior League has its final Sunday at noon on ESPN2.
The second week of the NFL preseason concludes when the Ravens take on the Colts on ESPN Monday at 8 p.m.
North of the border, Montreal takes on Edmonton on ESPN2 Saturday at 9 p.m.
In MLS play, Seattle faces the Galaxy on ESPN Saturday at 4 p.m. D.C. United takes on the Revolution on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Cardiff City faces Newcastle United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Huddersfield Town Sunday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Brighton & Hove Albion against Manchester United.
CBS offers the Wyndham Championship from Greensboro Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Fox has the championship of the U.S. Amateur Sunday at 4:30 p.m., after the semifinals Saturday at noon. FoxSports1 has the quarterfinals Friday at 7 p.m.
The US Open Series continues with the Western and Southern Open with quarterfinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. ESPN2 has semifinal play Saturday at noon and 7 p.m., with finals Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
The Mystics meet the Lynx in the WNBA Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Budds Creek National motorcycle race will be on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Does Alex Jones have anything new to say?

Alex Jones is off Twitter for seven days.
Think he'll change his ways by the time the week is out?
He's got years and years of his comments out there.
No matter how hard the social media companies try to hide him, it's out there on servers somewhere.
When something new will happen, we'll know what he might say.
His supporters know as well.
And they know where to continue to check out his information.
Ban away.
Won't really bother him.
Might bother someone you haven't heard about, and might not now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This is silence?

All day long, the cable TV news has been talking about President Trump removing the security clearance from former CIA director John Brennan.
Hours and hours of talk about how Trump wants to silence Brennan.
He can talk all he wants.
He just get up-to-date information.
Why does he need that now, as a former CIA director?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Whole new ballgame

The newest attack on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
That he likes the Washington Nationals.
Powerline readers have fun with that.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Trump's 4x4

Don Surber sees the method behind President Trump's trade war.
Most people saw the U.S. trade deficit and assumed we had the poor hand. They assumed we were desperate for a deal.
But President Trump saw the $800 billion-a-year deficit as a bargaining tool, much as he saw his name as a bargaining tool when he went through his first visit to bankruptcy court. World bankers from Frankfurt to Tokyo kept him on because taking his name off his casinos would make them worthless.
So it goes with world trade.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Milestone or millstone

As life speeds up, posting on the blog slows down.
I used to shoot for 100 posts per month.
Then to post at least once a day.
And I haven't always met that.
But this is post 12,000 since October 2008.
I'll keep pushing on, with the 10-year anniversary looming.

Facebook quote of the week

Found a new crash diet plan.
Its called VERTIGO!
Instant results!

Saturday song

Silver Convention gets your morning going with "Fly Robin Fly."

Friday, August 10, 2018

Be a star

Somebody uses a pick axe to destroy Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Someone else puts multiple Trump stars around the city.
Who wins this battle?

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The 100th PGA Championship got going Thursday - for the last time as the final major of the season.
Starting in 2019, the tournament will move to May as the PGA reshuffles its schedule.
Tiger Woods continues this quest for his 15th major title with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. With different winners at each of the first three majors, several golfers can claim the title of season's best starting this weekend.
The Orioles host the Red Sox on MASN2 Friday and Saturday before moving to MASN Sunday.
The Nationals visit Wrigley Field on MASN Friday and Saturday, with FoxSports1 also carrying Saturday's game. The series concludes on ESPN Sunday night.
FoxSports1 has the Brewers battling the Braves Saturday at 7 p.m., with Mariners-Astros on TBS Sunday at 2:10 p.m.
ESPN continues the road to the Little League World Series, with six games scheduled for
Friday starting at 11 a.m.
Tickets to Williamsport will be given Saturday, with the Midwest final at 11 a.m. and New England at 1 p.m. The Northwest Region crowns its champion at 3 p.m., followed by the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic. The day concludes with the West Regional final at 9 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Monster Cup Series race Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series races in Mid-Ohio Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Premier League season gets underway Friday at 2:55 p.m. with Manchester United facing Leicester City on NBC Sports network.
Newcastle United takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Huddersfield Town-Chelsea. Liverpool clashes with West Ham United Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Arsenal meets Manchester City.
Toronto takes on New York City in the MLS Sunday at 4 p.m. FoxSports1 brings D.C. United against Orlando Sunday at 8 p.m., followed by Seattle-Dallas.
The United States semifinals of the Jr. NBA World Championship from Orlando are on Fox Saturday at 1 and 2 p.m. The girls championships of the International and U.S. brackets will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with boys bracket finals Saturday at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
The girls world championship will be on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with the boys final at 4:30 p.m.
In the WNBA, the Mystics take on Dallas Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 offers the Sparks and Mercury Sunday at 7 p.m.
The U.S. Open Series continues with the Rogers Cup. The women's final will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with the men's championship at 4 p.m. The  quarterfinals are Friday at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. and semifinals Saturday at 1 and 6 p.m.
NBC Sports network carries the Arlington Million Saturday at 6 p.m.

Mo money

As Charlottesville prepares for the weekend of August 10-12, another disaster from the weekend last year pops up.
City Manager Maurice Jones lost his job since the events of last August 12.
But don't cry for him.
He's got a new job in North Carolina, and forgiveness of $80,000 in loans from Charlottesville.
And his new home doubled in value since 2012.
Pretty good for a former weekend TV sportscaster.
Twenty years ago, we covered the same high school soccer game.
He scored with his deal.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

No hits, no walks, one win

Powerline highlights the new rule in minor league baseball - which allowed a Florida State League team to win 1-0 without a hit or a walk.
In extra innings, the player who made the final out starts the new inning on second base.
In the Clearwater-Tampa game, neither team scored during regulation play. No Clearwater player even reached first base. 
In the first extra frame, Luke Williams was duly placed at second base. Williams reached third base on an error by Tampa shortstop Diego Castillo, then scored when Daniel Brito hit a grounder to first, and he beat the throw home. 
In the bottom of the inning Tampa failed to score despite starting out with the runner on second. 
Glad I'm not an official scorer now.

Monday, August 6, 2018

How dry I am

Victor Davis Hanson lives the California drought, and tells why it's so bad now.
No one knows the exact figures on how many million acre-feet of water have been sent to the ocean since the beginning of the drought. Most agree that several million acre-feet slated for households or farming went out to sea. 
There is more irony in opposing the construction of man-made and unnatural reservoirs, only to assume that such existing storage water should be tapped to ensure constant, year-round river flows. Before the age of reservoir construction, when rivers sometimes naturally dried up, such an environmental luxury may have impossible during dry years.