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.

Tipsy

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.