Sunday, March 17, 2019

Empty guns save lives

How did the New Zealand attack end?
At the second mosque, Abdul Aziz found a shotgun the shooter dropped and went after him.
He took on a mass murderer with a credit card machine and an empty gun and he got the killer to curse him and drive away.
Guns in the hands of good guys can do amazing things.

I'm sorry you're so obnoxious

The week began with demands Tucker Carlson apologize for comments made a decade ago.
It ends with Chelsea Clinton and Beto O'Rourke apologizing for their comments when confronted.
Althouse doubts giving in is the best strategy.
My real point here is once you adopt the lifestyle of apologies, you can never do enough. The demands for apologies are endless. Where are you going to draw the line? And how are you going to seem presidential? Everybody's trying to take you down, Beto. Don't be beta.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Facebook quote of the week

Well, that was 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.
And I still don't know anything.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Why vote for Trump

A nice list of all the judges appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
The reason we voted for him in 2016, and will vote again for him in 2020.

Weekend watchdog

Virginia appears headed for another top seed in the NCAA tournament.
Is UMBC in its future again?
The Cavaliers continue their defense of the ACC tournament title Friday at 7 p.m. against Florida State on ESPN, NBC29 and Raycom.
Virginia rallied in the second half to oust North Carolina State on Thursday, while the Seminoles squeaked past Virginia Tech in overtime.
Duke and North Carolina meet in the other semifinal at 9 p.m. The winners battle Saturday at 8 p.m. for the title.
What about UMBC? The Retrievers face Vermont in the America East finale Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 in a rematch of last year's contest.
Virginia hopes for no rematch or repeat next week.
CBS carries the unveiling of the field of 68 on Sunday at 6 p.m.
It's the semifinals of the Big East tournament on FoxSports1 Friday, with Xavier against Villanova at 6:30 and Seton Hall meeting Marquette at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 offers the Big 12 semifinals at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.
There's a pair of quarterfinals in the SEC tournament on ESPN Friday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and two games from the American Conference on ESPN2 Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m.
The Atlantic 10 quarterfinals continue Friday at noon on NBC Sports network.
The semifinals of the Big Ten tournament go Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on CBS. The Mountain West crowns its champion Saturday at 6 p.m.
The SEC semifinals are on ESPN Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., followed by the Big 12 championship at 6 p.m. and Pac-12 finale at 10 p.m.
Fox carries the Big East tournament final Saturday at 6 p.m.
The semifinals of the American Conference will be Saturday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
It's the MEAC final Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by the Mid-American championship at 7:30 p.m. and Southland at 9:30 p.m. The Big West finale tips at midnight.
CBS gears up for the bracket reveal with the Atlantic 10 championship at 1 p.m. and Big Ten at 3:30 p.m.
The SEC championship will be on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the American Conference at 3:15 p.m.
On ESPN2, the Ivy League championship will be at noon before the Sun Belt crowns its champion.
The Wizards host the Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and battle the Grizzlies on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Warriors visit the Thunder Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC., and the Sixers take on the Bucks Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
It's Timberwolves against the Rockets on ESPN Sunday at 9 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Lightning Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
It's Predators-Sharks on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Flyers facing the Penguins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Edmonton visiting Vegas at 10 p.m.
The PGA tour moved The Players Championship from May to March, giving fans an earlier look at the 17th green. NBC has coverage Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
In exhibition baseball, the Orioles tangle with the Yankees Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
The Nationals take on the Cardinals Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
NASCAR visits California, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
It's the Twelve Hours of Sebring on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Australian Grand Prix Sunday at 6:35 a.m.
New York FC faces Los Angeles FC on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m. and it's Cincinnati-Portland at 5 p.m.
Burnley battles Leicester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 11 a.m. Fulham faces Liverpool Sunday at 10:10 a.m. and it's Everton-Chelsea at 12:30 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Leverkusen battles Werder Bremen Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Eintracht faces Nurnberg at 10:30 a.m.
Lazio plays Parma in Serie A Sunday at 9:55 a.m. on ESPN2.
The Six Nations Championship features Italy-France at 8:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network and England against Scotland at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has the men's and women's finals of the Paribas Championships Sunday at 4 p.m. \

Thursday, March 14, 2019

It's OK if they eat dirt

The New York Times offers advice you don't often hear.
We're too clean.
“Our immune system needs a job,” Dr. Lemon said. “We evolved over millions of years to have our immune systems under constant assault. Now they don’t have anything to do.”
She isn’t alone. Leading physicians and immunologists are reconsidering the antiseptic, at times hysterical, ways in which we interact with our environment.
It's spring. Time to get dirty.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Full Big House

My wife has been watching the Hallmark series "When the Heart Calls."
Lori Loughlin has a major role.
Probably not for long.
Now we can have teenagers telling parents that they don't really love them - they didn't bribe colleges to get them into the top schools.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Nothing really matters

Tucker Carlson nailed his opening monologue Monday.
The Media Matters crew may need Bubba the Love Sponge to soak up their tears.
And Tucker has friends.
This sort of stuff makes for a worse country. It’s not meant to purify our public discourse. It’s meant to club to death opponents using the convenience of a Google search. The use of the tactic means that only the shameless (people who will never apologize for anything) or neophytes (people who have never said anything) or radical Leftists who will be let off the hook for anything (see Reid, Joy) will be tolerated. That’s the goal. So let’s not pretend Media Matters is making the world a better place. They’re making it a worse one, one fishing expedition at a time.

Straw poll

My college decided to remove straws last year.
They brought them back a few weeks ago.\
“We believe Towson should be a green campus; however, we should have better alternatives than something that dissolves in soda,” Ford said.
Dissolving straws definitely suck.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Bring on the chaos

The Democratic party has changed since President Trump reached the Oval Office.
The former gatekeepers have been overrun.
The Democrats are beginning to come to terms with what their newly constituted party. They got a big dose of it this past week in the House, as they wrestled with how to respond to controversial comments by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) about supporters of Israel that drew widespread criticism as being anti-Semitic.
As they were preparing to send a resolution to the floor condemning anti-Semitism, in a rebuke of Omar, House Democratic leaders felt a revolt well up from beneath them. Allies of Omar pushed back. The resolution was altered to condemn all forms of hate.
Does the grassroot have electoral magic - or will they tear down the party enough for Trump to cruise to reelection?

We hope Taylor's swift

The Weather Channel giving names to winter storms makes them more interesting.
If we're at T, then winter is almost over.

Pay for play

The United States women's soccer team has more trophies than the men's team.
But the men are paid more.
The women have filed a lawsuit about getting equal pay.
No need for court action.
Let the men and women play on the soccer pitch.
Winner gets paid more.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday song

Let's go back to the 60s and go south with Freddie Cannon to Tallahassee.

Give it up

A trendy idea for Lent - give up plastics.
Except the United States is a small part of worldwide plastic usage.
Most plastic debris comes from part of the world when Christians are not the majority.
Maybe if you want to save the environment, you should use your money to support missions that preach about Jesus to those areas.
Then they can join you in giving up plastics as your Lenten obligation.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Let me sleep on it

Via Althouse, good news if you can take a quick nap during the day.
His study found that a 20-minute nap resulted in an average drop of 5mm Hg (how medical experts measure blood pressure) - that's about the same as a low dose of blood pressure medication.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The road to Minneapolis starts this weekend, with teams likely to play in the First Four in Dayton gaining some of the first berths.
Several smaller conferences get their chance to shine this weekend, en route to a double-digit seed.
The Ohio Valley Conference crowns its champion Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2,  and ESPN has the Big South final Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by the Atlantic Sun at 3 p.m.
CBS carries the Missouri Valley Conference final Sunday at 2 p.m.
The major conferences close their regular seasons this weekend.
Virginia Tech hosts Miami on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. before VCU battles Saint Joseph's.
Minnesota meets Maryland on FoxSports1 Friday at 7 p.m.
Syracuse clashes with Clemson Saturday at noon on CBS, then Florida faces Kentucky and it's Arizona State against Arizona at 4 p.m.
Fox brings Villanova against Seton Hall Saturday at noon, Georgetown-Marquette at 2:30 p.m. and St. John's taking on Xavier at 5 p.m.
ESPN starts its day Saturday at noon with Tennessee-Auburn. Baylor battles Kansas at 2 p.m. before Virginia goes for the ACC regular season championship against Louisville. If Virginia loses, North Carolina's contest with Duke at 6 p.m. could determine the champion.
Michigan meets Michigan State at 8 p.m. and Oregon faces Washington at 10 p.m.
TCU tangles with Texas on ESPN2 Saturday at noon. It's Texas A&M against Mississippi State at 2 p.m., followed by Central Florida-Temple and Oklahoma's clash with Kansas State. There's quarterfinals in the West Coast Conference tournament at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 a.m.
NBC29 and Raycom offers Wake Forest-Florida State Saturday at noon, with other stations showing Pittsburgh against Notre Dame.
North Carolina State visits Boston College Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
DePaul clashes with Creighton on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8 p.m.
Houston takes on Cincinnati Sunday at noon on CBS and Wisconsin tangles with Ohio State at 4 p.m.
Penn State hosts Illinois on FoxSports1 Sunday at noon.
NBC Sports Washington has a pair of quarterfinals contests Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ACC women's final will be on ESPN2 Sunday at noon. The SEC championship follows at 2 p.m., then there's a semifinal in the American Conference at 4 p.m. It's the Big Ten finale at 6 p.m. and Pac-12 at 8 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Big 12 semifinals Sunday at 3 and 5:30 p.m.
The 76ers visit the Rockets on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Nuggets-Warriors in the nightcap.
NBC Sports Washington-plus has the Wizards against the Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. with the contest with the Timberwolves Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Celtics visit the Lakers on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Pacers meet the 76ers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Exhibition baseball continues as the Orioles take on the Red Sox Friday at 1 p.m. and the Yankees Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN.
The Nationals meet the Marlins on MASN2 Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of contests Sunday, with the Bruins visiting the Penguins at 7:30 p.m. followed by Kings-Ducks.
The Capitals meet the Devils Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and host the Jets Sunday at 7 p.m.
Fox has the Monster Series from Phoenix Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4 p.m.
The IndyCar season starts Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Cincinnati FC hosts its first home MLS contest, meeting Atlanta United on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. Los Angeles FC plays Portland on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m.
In indoor soccer, NBC Sports Washington has Baltimore against Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Southampton-Tottenham Hotspur. NBC carries Manchester City against Watford at 12:30 p.m.
Burnley battles Liverpool Sunday at 7:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Chelsea against Wolverhampton at 10 a.m. Manchester United meets Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
Bayern Munich faces Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN has the NCAA men's and women's indoor track championships Sunday at 7 p.m.
Bath Rugby takes on Saracens Friday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Pro Swim Series Friday at 8 p.m.
There's motocross racing from Daytona Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Let Democrats Duke it out

David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan has a tweet out today.
Praising Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Democrats, how do you feel about the endorsement?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I hate it when that happens

The Democrats are unhappy with each other.
Thanks to Ilhan Omar's comments on Israel, some want to condemn her.
Some want to defend her and condemn leadership for bringing a resolution to condemn Omar.
That moment of frustration reflects widespread anxiety in the caucus over how to handle the latest bout of remarks from Omar — one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress — after she suggested that pro-Israel advocates had “allegiance” to Israel. The remarks offended multiple top Democrats, who said it alluded to painful, decades-old stereotypes that Jews had “dual loyalties.”
Multiple Jewish lawmakers, including Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) stood up in the caucus meeting to explain why Omar’s latest remarks were so offensive and potentially dangerous. But other Democrats — including a Jewish lawmaker — stood up to defend Omar and say they didn’t see the remarks as deeply offensive.
So much hate on the Democratic side.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Who's the most woke of them all?

Victor Davis Hanson sees the crash of intersectionality coming.
Then diversity as a revolutionary moment was further expanded by including gays and woke women, which essentially took the initial African-American population whose plight was the aim of affirmative action and expanded it to in theory a majority of about 200 million Americans who were either non-white or women or both.
Now the revolution cannot figure out its own hierarchy of authentic grievance groups.
Just call me MAGA-gendered.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Latest Democratic update

How long does it take to read about all the Democratic candidates and potential candidates?
If you follow all the links, quite a while.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Riding the rails

Today's big news on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz?
Her driving in cars and flying in airplanes.
Things she'd like to see gone in 10 years.
And apparently she doesn't like trains as much as she says.
And despite a high-speed rail being the cornerstone of her green strategy, the Democratic firebrand took Amtrak 18 times, compared to 66 airline transactions costing $25,174.54 during the campaign season.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Recycling update

The price for recycled aluminum cans dropped again, down to 35 cents today.
Not good for recyling.
Not sure what it means for the economy going forward.

Saturday song


Meanwhile at the border in the 60s, it's Jay and the Americans.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The defending champion meets the first champion as the Major League Soccer season kicks off this weekend.
Atlanta United, winners of the MLS Cup in its second campaign, hosts D.C. United Sunday at 6 p.m. as part of the MLS opening weekend.
The league welcomes its 24th team when Cincinnati debuts in Seattle on FoxSports1 Saturday at 10 p.m.
The Galaxy face the Chicago Fire Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1 and ESPN2 has Los Angeles FC against Sporting KC Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR finds out what happens in Vegas this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. after the Truck Series rides Friday at 9 p.m.
Rhode Island faces Dayton on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m.
CBS kicks off Saturday with three contests, with Kansas-Oklahoma State at noon. Tennessee takes on Kentucky at 2 p.m and it's Miami against Duke at 4 p.m.
Michigan State meets Indiana on Fox Saturday at noon, then it's Butler-Villanova.
NBC29 and Raycom affiliates have Virginia-Pittsburgh Saturday at 2 p.m., after showing Syracuse against Wake Forest at noon.
ESPN's day starts at noon with LSU-Alabama. Ohio State plays Purdue at 2 p.m. before Central Florida meets Houston. It's North Carolina-Clemson at 6 p.m. and Gonzaga battling St. Mary's at 10 p.m.
Florida State faces North Carolina State on ESPN2 Saturday at noon and it's Iowa State-Texas at 2 p.m. and Texas Tech tangling with TCU at 4 p.m. Bradley battles Loyola-Chicago at 6 p.m., followed by Baylor-Kansas State and Arizona taking on Oregon at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of Atlantic 10 contests Saturday, with George Mason-St. Louis at 3 p.m. and LaSalle's contest with Saint Joseph's at 5 p.m.
Notre Dame battles Louisville on CBS Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and Michigan meets Maryland at 3:45 p.m.
St. John's faces DePaul Sunday at noon on FoxSports1 and Creighton clashes with Marquette at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has Washington-Stanford at 4 p.m.
In women's hoops, Oklahoma State battles Baylor on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Virginia women visit Notre Dame Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 brings a pair of games Sunday, with North Carolina against Duke at noon and South Carolina's contest with Mississippi State at 2 p.m.
The Trail Blazers tangle with Toronto on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m. and it's Bucks-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Celtics on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 8 p.m. and host the Timberwolves Sunday at 6 p.m.
The 76ers host the Warriors Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC and Rockets take on the Celtics Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Islanders Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus and face the Rangers on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings the Predators' contest with the Wild Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Blackhawks face the Kings on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 4 p.m. and take on the Sharks Sunday at 10 p.m
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Penn State Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network and NBC Sports Washington has Saturday's contest at 7 p.m.
In exhibition baseball, the Orioles face the Tigers Sunday at 3 p.m. on MASN.
ABC has coverage of the NFL Combine Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Arsenal on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m. Manchester United meets Southampton at 9:55 a.m. followed by West Ham United against Newcastle United.
There's three more Premier League contests Sunday, starting with Leicester City-Watford at 6:55 a.m. Fulham faces Chelsea at 9 a.m. and it's Everton-Liverpool at 11:30 a.m.
 In the Bundesliga, Nurnberg battles Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Stuttgart faces Hannover Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The United States' women's team faces England on Fox Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
MASN2 has horse racing Saturday, with the Fountain of Youth stakes from Gulf Stream Park at 5:30 p.m. and Pasadena Stakes from Santa Anita at 6:30 p.m.
There's motocross racing from Atlanta Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Death by taxes

Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies today.
The San Francisco Giants made a big offer as well.
But thanks to California taxes, Harper gets more take-home pay in Pennsylvania.
Yes, Democrats, people make decisions based on high taxes.
They avoid them.

Slow boat to anywhere

Via Instapundit, what it would take to replace diesel container ships with electric.
Technology we definitely don't have.
The conclusion is obvious. To have an electric ship whose batteries and motors weighed no more than the fuel (about 5,000 metric tons) and the diesel engine (about 2,000 metric tons) in today’s large container vessels, we would need batteries with an energy density more than 10 times as high as today’s best Li-ion units.
That’s a tall order indeed: In the past 70 years the energy density of the best commercial batteries hasn’t even quadrupled.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's a cotton-picking shame

Virginia first lady Pamela Northam is in trouble - for giving a teenager a piece of cotton.
Virginian first lady Pamela Northam gave cotton to black students and asked them to imagine being enslaved during a tour of the governor’s mansion — and one of the children’s parents complained in a letter to lawmakers.
The Washington Post reported that Mrs. Northam, wife of embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, made the offensive action last week in the midst of the controversy surrounding the governor’s yearbook page featuring a person in blackface.
The Northam family has two more years of this kind of scrutiny in Richmond - unless they decide it's time to head home.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

For the history books

When historians remember this week in the future, what will top their lists?

  • President Trump's summit with North Korean's leader.
  • What the House is doing
  • Michael Cohen testifying to Congress.

I think Trump's trip will trump what's going on in Washington.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Do you support Kamala Harris?

What have you been smoking?

Lessons learned

Via Scott Adams' Twitter feed, the story of a man who made it out of the projects.
He learned five vital lessons, including how to keep a cool head in tough situations.
While a guy might not have a gun, he might not care about catching an aggravated assault charge to defend his honor. (This is assuming you call the cops, which everyone in the ghetto avoids: it just increases the likelihood of retaliation.)
Since I didn’t know who cared about staying out of jail, I just addressed everyone with basic respect.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The Flyers and Penguins have a big NHL rivalry.
Saturday, they play in a big venue.
Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field hosts this year's Stadium Series contest, matching the rivals who played in Pittsburgh two years ago. NBC has coverage starting at 8 p.m.
The Flyers have won their prior three outdoor games, including one at the Phillies' stadium in 2012. They struggled early in the season before a recent hot streak, moving them close to the Penguins for a playoff berth.
The Capitals visit Buffalo Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Rangers Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Blues' visit the Wild Sunday at 7 p.m.
Exhibition baseball starts Saturday with the Orioles meeting the Twins at 1 p.m. on MASN and the Nationals against the Astros at 6:30 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Atlanta, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 2 p.m. FoxSports1 has the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2 p.m. and Truck Series at 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo battles Kent State on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. before Davidson meets Rhode Island.
It's a Big Ten contest between Indiana and Iowa Friday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Raycom and NBC29 have Virginia's visit to Louisville Saturday at noon.
Auburn battles Kentucky on CBS Saturday at 1:30 p.m., followed by Florida-State-North Carolina. Marquette meets Providence on Fox Saturday at noon and Georgetown clashes with Creighton at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Tennessee taking on LSU. Ohio State meets Maryland at 2 p.m. and Virginia Tech visits Notre Dame at 4 p.m. It's Duke-Syracuse at 6 p.m. then Kansas tangles with Texas Tech and BYU battles Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
TCU takes on Iowa State at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Oklahoma State-Kansas State. South Florida faces Houston at 6 p.m., with Memphis against Wichita State at 8 p.m. and Oregon meets UCLA at 10 p.m.
Duquesne takes on George Mason Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2.
Fordham faces St. Bonaventure on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
On FoxSports1, Seton Hall takes on St. John's at 8 p.m. Saturday.
It's Villanova against Xavier Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on CBS and Michigan State meets Michigan at 3:45 p.m.
Cincinnati clashes with Connecticut on ESPN Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has Stanford-Arizona Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the women's court, ESPN2 has three contests Sunday. Florida State faces Miami at noon, then Michigan meets Michigan State and South Carolina takes on Tennessee at 4 p.m.
On ESPN, the Spurs visit Toronto at 7 p.m. Friday and it's Jazz-Thunder at 9:30 p.m.
The Wizards visit Charlotte on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and host the Pacers Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Warriors host the Rockets on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The PGA tour heads to Mexico this weekend, with coverage on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
On the college ice, Ohio State meets Michigan Friday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Ham United battles Fulham on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:40 p.m. Bournemouth faces Wolverhampton Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Burnley-Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United meets Liverpool Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
Hannover faces Eintracht in the Bundesliga Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
In Italian Serie A, Sampdoria takes on Cagliari Sunday at 6:25 a.m.
MASN has Hal's Hope from Gulfstream Park Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Spring Fever Stakes from Santa Anita Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
It's the USA Indoor track and field championships Saturday at 6:30 p.m.  and Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, February 21, 2019


What's the tip for the next time a social media mob starts?
Remember how quickly charges flew - and now three weeks later we know the truth.
Throughout 2019, presidential campaigns and their staffs will want to stay ahead of breaking news.
They really need to #RememberJussie.
Even though - thanks to Jussie - Democrats now have no change against President Trump.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ultimate Chicago crossover

NBC has three Chicago based shows on Wednesday.
Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.
Will Jussie Smollet find a home with them in the ultimate crossover event?

Monday, February 18, 2019

Suspect interview

Andrew McCarthy looks at the Andrew McCabe interview and what was missing.
We know that what Trump wanted made public was something very specific about Russia, namely, that Comey repeatedly told the president he was not a suspect in the Russia investigation. Trump was frustrated — over time, ballistic — over the fact that Comey was privately telling him that he was not under investigation, yet making statements that would lead the public to believe Trump was suspected of conspiring in Russia’s hacking operations. Trump wanted Comey to state publicly that he was not a suspect; Comey’s refusal to do so made no sense to the president, especially after Comey gratuitously implied, in his stunning March 2017 House testimony, that Trump was a suspect.
Lots of suspects in this group.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Male it in

How do I know President Trump will win reelection?
Democrats will convince enough people their choice must meet a quota - and white males need not apply.
Still, the straight white men—including Biden and Sanders—are not being irrational by hesitating. Yes, they are risking a loss of media buzz, A-list staff and access to donor networks by allowing others get a head start. But they have good reason to tread carefully. Issues pertaining to race and gender are bound to be prominent in the campaign, and white men do not exactly have the best track record of dealing with them.

The truth can be found here

Rod Dreher has something to say about Jussie Smollet.
You can read it here.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Weekend watchdog

DW and the boys return to the booth this weekend for NASCAR's season opener.
Fox has the Daytona 500 Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with pre-race coverage starting at 1 p.m. It's the 19th season Darrell Waltrip has been in the Fox broadcast booth, joined by Jeff Gordon for the past few seasons.
William Byron and Alex Bowman clinched the first two spots in Sunday's lineup during last week's qualifying.
The Xfinity Series starts its season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the Truck Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The NBA's best gather for the All-Star game in Charlotte Sunday at 8:20 p.m. on TNT. The top skills get displayed Saturday at 8 p.m. on TNT, after the Celebrity All-Star game on ESPN at 7 p.m. Friday and the Rising Stars game at 9 p.m. on TNT.
Saint Joseph's faces Davidson Friday at 7 p.m on ESPN2 and it's Troy against Georgia Southern at 9 p.m.
CBS has Texas-Oklahoma State Saturday at 1 p.m., with Ohio State's contest with Michigan State Sunday at 1 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan on Fox Saturday at noon and Xavier takes on Providence at 2 p.m.
Virginia hosts Notre Dame Saturday at 2 p.m on NBC29 and Raycom affiliates. North Carolina meets Wake Forest at noon and some Raycom affiliates have Florida State-Georgia Tech at 2 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Clemson-Louisville. Baylor tangles with Texas Tech at 2 p.m. with West Virginia-Kansas at 4 p.m. Duke faces N.C. State at 6 p.m., followed by top-ranked Tennessee against Kentucky and Gonzaga's contest with San Diego at 10 p.m.
Oklahoma takes on TCU at noon Saturday on ESPN2, before Indiana-Minnesota and Iowa State against Kansas State. Memphis meets Central Florida at 6 p.m., with Bradley battling Illinois State at 8 p.m. and UCLA-Stanford at 10 p.m. There's a midnight contest between UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine.
Virginia Tech tangles with Pittsburgh Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. Harvard meets Penn at 7 p.m.
Iowa battles Rutgers Saturday at 6 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it's DePaul-Butler at 8 p.m. before Arizona State goes against Utah in the nightcap.
NBC Sports network has three Atlantic 10 contests Saturday, starting with George Washington-Duquesne at noon. Fordham faces Rhode Island at 2 p.m. and VCU visits Dayton at 4 p.m.
It's Wichita State against Cincinnati on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
Creighton clashes Seton Hall with Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1, with Villanova-St. John's at 5 p.m.
In women's hoops, there's three games on ESPN2 Sunday, with Maryland against Iowa at 1 p.m. followed by Miami meeting Louisville and Tennessee taking on Missouri.
NBC Sports Washington has Virginia Tech's contest with Georgia Tech Sunday at 1 p.m., and Virginia-North Carolina at 3 p.m.
In the Atlantic 10, Duquesne takes on Rhode Island on NBC Sports network Sunday at 1 p.m and St. Louis hosts Richmond at 3 p.m.
The Capitals have a western swing, meeting the Ducks on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Flyers' contest with the Red Wings Saturday at 1 p.m. and Canucks-Sharks at 10 p.m.
It's Hockey Day in America Sunday, as the Rangers visit the Penguins at 12:30 p.m. on NBC followed by Blues-Wild at 3 p.m. It's Flyers-Red Wings Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, Wisconsin visits Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Los Angeles for the Genesis Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
It's the second week of the Alliance of American Football, with TNT covering Salt Lake City against Birmingham Saturday at 2 p.m. S
aracens tangles with Leicester in rugby on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the women's slalom goes Saturday at 10 a.m. and men's slalom Sunday at 8 a.m.
There's motocross racing from Arlington Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winning formula

With each candidate jumping into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, the odds go up for President Trump winning in 2020.
They just have to keep talking.
There’s ample room to criticize the way Trump has handled immigration and shoved all his chips into the center of the table for his wall, but some of the Democrats’ rhetoric about immigration — the need to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for example — hasn’t made them appear like a reasonable alternative.
A host of other story lines, largely ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media, have caught the attention of conservatives nonetheless, from increasingly open hostility to Catholic judicial nominees to greater tolerance for anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ten years to go

Apparently, we only have 10 years to solve climate change before it's too late.
The good news - Democrats have ideas to solve it.
The bad news - it will take bureaucrats at least 12 years to approve construction on any of their solutions.

Willie sees the problem

Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown may be a Democrat - and former squeeze for Kamala Harris - but he sees straight after watching President Trump's State of the Union speech
No matter what you think of Trump’s message, his delivery was impressive. He stayed on script and kept referring to everyday heroes in the gallery, thus forcing the Democrats to stand and cheer.
It was populist theater, where presence and impression trump content.
And the overnight polling after the speech showed that once again, he connected with voters, at least enough voters to make him a 2020 favorite. 

What Trump did Wednesday

Salena Zito has the story of a class from Webster County, West Virginia getting an unexpected call from President Trump.
Senator Joe Manchin was chatting with the students when he found out President Trump wanted to talk. Manchin advised what he was doing, and Trump wanted to join in.
“So, I pick up the phone and his assistant Madeline says, ‘The president wants to talk to you, Joe.’ And I said, ‘OK, Madeline. I'm on a call. Let me just tell these kids I'm gonna put them on hold for a little bit. Just a second, I won't tell them anything,’” Manchin explained.
He tells the kids he needs to put them on pause for a few minutes and from their vantage point, Stout and Williams explained all they saw was a black screen. A few moments later, Manchin comes back and tells the students he has “a little surprise for you.”
Manchin put the phone on speaker, and the president starts to chat with the kids.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Meanwhile in Richmond

Where's the beef?

What's holding back Democrats from a plan for zero carbon emissions in 10 years?
Farting cows.
Guess we'll have to have a big barbecue before Democrats get their way.

Weekend watchdog

Do you think pro football ended last Sunday with Super Bowl LIII?
The Alliance of American Football begins its inaugural campaign with two games on CBS Saturday at 8 p.m. as San Diego visits San Antonio and Atlanta battles Orlando and its coach Steve Spurrier.
Birmingham, Memphis, Arizona and Salt Lake City round out the league, which will hold its championship in Las Vegas in late April. CBS Sports network and NFL network will have coverage of games for the regular season.
College GameDay returns to Charlottesville Saturday, prior to the Cavaliers' game with Duke at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Saint Louis faces Saint Joseph's on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. and Georgia State tangles with Louisiana at 9 p.m.
Kentucky takes on Mississippi State Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Ohio State facing Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin on Fox Saturday at noon, then Villanova visits Marquette and Utah faces UCLA at 5 p.m.
Miami battles North Carolina Saturday at noon on NBC 29 and the Raycom affiliates. North Carolina State takes on Pitt at 2 p.m. along with Boston College-Syracuse.
ESPN's Saturday schedule starts at noon with Oklahoma State-Kansas. Michigan meets Minnesota at 2 p.m. and top-ranked Tennessee takes on Florida at 4 p.m., with Washington against Arizona State at 10 p.m.
Virginia Tech clashes with Clemson on ESPN2 at noon Saturday. It's Auburn against LSU at 2 p.m., with Louisville-Florida State at 4 p.m. and Baylor battling Kansas State at 6 p.m. Texas takes on West Virginia at 8 p.m. and St. Mary's meets Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
DePaul takes on Xavier Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Richmond hosts George Washington Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN.
Butler battles Georgetown on MASN2 Saturday at noon.
Cincinnati clashes with Houston Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN2 has Stanford-Oregon Sunday at 8 p.m.
In women's hoops, ESPN has Notre Dame-Florida State at noon and Tenneseee against Mississippi State at 2 p.m.
Houston takes on South Florida Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 before Oregon meets Stanford.
MASN2 has a pair of Big East contests Sunday, with St. John's against Providence at 1 p.m. followed by Villanova-Marquette.
Virginia Tech hosts Louisville at noon Sunday on NBC Sports Washington, and Delaware and Drexel duel at 5 p.m.
ESPN has Nuggets-76ers Friday at 7 p.m. with Timberwolves against the Pelicans in the nightcap.
The Wizards clash with the Cavaliers on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m.
ABC has the Thunder against the Rockets Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and the Lakers' visit to Philadelphia Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Gearing up for the Daytona 500, Fox has qualifying for the race Sunday at noon. The Clash will be on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m.
NBC has the Predators against the Blues Sunday at 12:30 p.m. while Toronto takes on the Rangers on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7 p.m.
CBS has the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fulham faces Manchester United on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Liverpool-Bournemouth and Burnley battles Brighton & Hove Albion at 12:25 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Leicester City Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Manchester City meets Chelsea.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen battles Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Dusseldorf meets Stuttgart at noon.
Sassuolo takes on Juventus in Italian Serie A Sunday at 11:55 a.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blame gassy cows

How can we reduce carbon emissions in the next 10 years?
Deal with cow farts.
Head for the fields, Democrats.

Look what we've done for you

Democrats are moving onto the bargaining stage.
Look at what we're doing for the state - don't throw it all away.
And comparing Northam and Herring's blackface outings.
Did Herring's announcement turn out better because his offense was lesser, or because he watched Northam and corrected his mistakes?
Can't wait to see what today brings.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ace up his sleeve

How crazy is the Virginia situation?
Ace of Spades is praising Ben Tribbett for his information.
Unfortunately, Tribbett's old blog has gone away - replaced by a health tips site hoping for old-timers to stumble upon it.
But his information has been pretty good.
We'll have to keep checking his Twitter feed for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Causing trouble and how

The Democrats ticket for 2020 should be Ralph Northam and Elizabeth Warren.
One dressed in blackface and the other pretending to be an Indian.

Fair facts

Ralph Northam is still governor.
Justin Fairfax is still lieutenant governor.
Friday night, did you think that would still be the lineup on Tuesday.
And probably for many more days to come.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Post comes through

A cheer for the Washington Post Monday- after Justin Fairfax tried to use them to show that a sexual assault allegation had been disproved.
Fairfax and the woman told different versions of what happened in the hotel room with no one else present. The Washington Post could not find anyone who could corroborate either version. The Post did not find “significant red flags and inconsistencies within the allegations,” as the Fairfax statement incorrectly said. . .
The 3 a.m. statement dies in the light.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Check the yearbooks

Do you still have your high school or college yearbooks?
I know the industry is faded for the current generation - neither of my sons have a high school yearbook covering the past eight years.
They've got enough pictures of themselves out there on social media.
But we didn't have social media in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The prime years for current candidates for public office.
Thanks to Governor Northam, yearbooks are back in the news.

Is there any forgiveness?

Governor Northam tried to explain things Saturday.
His fellow Democrats aren't listening.
They want him gone.
Northam really appeared to be blindsided Friday.
While commentators were suggesting he had probably been hiding this picture for 35 years, it appears he didn't know about it.
He didn't buy the yearbook and didn't see it.
If it a believable defense?
But if it's the truth, why would Northam resign when he was the innocent victim?
The picture appeared on his page, but he had nothing to do with it.
The fight continues - for who knows how long.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

It ain't me

Governor Northam plans to fight on.
The pictures you saw Friday weren't him.
Who are they?
Why are they on his page?
Why didn't he buy the yearbook?
Why didn't any of his classmates tell him about it over the years?
Lots of questions still remaining.

Saturday song

The theme song of Groundhog Day.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Partial birth of a nation

Via Instapundit, the hits keep coming after Governor Ralph Northam's picture went public.
I have to get this post up before he gets run out of town.

Weekend watchdog

They're back. Again.
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady make another appearance on Super Sunday, taking on the youthful Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on CBS. Pre-game coverage starts mid-afternoon, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Seventeen years ago on this date, Belichick and Brady stunned "The Greatest Show on Turf" for the Patriots' first Super Bowl championship. The Rams were based on St. Louis then, and won their only Super Bowl the last time Atlanta hosted the contest.
New England has won five Super Bowls since 2001, the most recent two years ago against Atlanta.
CBS has NFL honors show Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Knicks face the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Rockets battle the Nuggets at 10 p.m.
The Bucks take on the Wizards Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ABC has the Warriors' contest with the Lakers Saturday at 8:30 p.m. It's Thunder-Celtics Sunday at 2 p.m.
Michigan meets Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Maryland visits Wisconsin at 9 p.m.
ESPN2 has Davidson-St. Bonaventure Friday at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with Kansas Saturday at 4 p.m. on CBS.
Virginia Tech plays North Carolina State on NBC29 and Raycom affiliates Saturday at noon and Virginia meets Miami at 2 p.m.
ESPN starts its day with St. John's-Duke at noon. North Carolina visits Louisville at 2 p.m., then Kentucky faces Florida. It's Indiana-Michigan State at 6 p.m. and Tennessee takes on Texas A&M at 8 p.m.
West Virginia battles Oklahoma at noon on ESPN2, followed by Texas-Iowa State and UCLA against Washington. Syracuse faces Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., with Alabama's contest with Auburn at 8 p.m. and Loyola-Chicago against Illinois State in the nightcap.
Butler battles Seton Hall Saturday at noon on FoxSports1. Providence plays DePaul at 2:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech visits Florida State on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at noon, followed by Notre Dame-Boston College.
Massachusetts meets Saint Joseph's Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network and it's George Mason-VCU at 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown visits Villanova Sunday at noon on FoxSports1.
MASN2 has Xavier's clash with Creighton Sunday at 1 p.m.
In women's hoops, MASN2 has Texas against Oklahoma Saturday at 4 p.m. and TCU takes on Oklahoma State Sunday at 3 p.m.
South Florida faces Central Florida Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 before Vanderbilt tangles with Tennessee.
The Capitals host the Flames Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Bruins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
NBC brings the Blackhawks against the Wild and Lightning-Rangers Saturday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR's latest Hall of Fame class gets honored Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits Phoenix, with coverage on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fox carries an international friendly between the United States and Costa Rica Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Newcastle United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, then Chelsea clashes with Huddersfield Town. NBC has Cardiff City's contest with Bournemouth.
Leicester City battles Manchester United Sunday at 8:55 a.m., followed by Manchester City-Arsenal.
In the Bundesliga, Eintracht takes on Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Augsburg meets Mainz Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Tijuana takes on Toluca Saturday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There's women's giant slalom skiing on NBC Sports network Friday at noon.
NBC Sports network has motocross racing from San Diego Saturday at 10 p.m.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Abort that stance

Democrats' love of relaxing abortion rules seems to be bringing them trouble.
Now that it's getting publicity.
Democrats running for president in 2020 haven’t commented on the Virginia abortion bill, but most of them have effectively already told us where they stand, because they have cosponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act, federal legislation that would override state restrictions on third-trimester abortions.
When the theory of "women's rights" collides with the reality of "killing a baby," you've got trouble.

Killing the solar sugar daddy

Pacific Gas and Electric faces legal bills for accusations that its power wires sparked California wildfires.
Solar and wind companies hardest hit.
The utility wants to shed $42 billion in contracts with 350 energy suppliers, mostly solar and wind farms. In many cases, the utility is the sole revenue for the company.
Dumping the contracts would be a death knell to the Democrat Party's kooky plan to get energy solely from "renewable" sources in 25 years.
For solar, government giveth and government taketh away.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Snow way

Ed Driscoll provides the global warming contrasting stories - telling of looming snow and cold in Great Britain.
The fact that it's warm in Australia now doesn't help in England.
Or the United States.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Shove your hockey stick

The Midwest is enduring the coldest temperatures in 20 years.
Global warming hardest hit.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sonic boom

The stories about Howard Schultz are coming out of the woodwork.
Deadspin discusses the lousy job he did as owner of the Seattle SuperSonics.
The knives are coming out.

Vote for me, get a free latte

HotAir has the greatest headline about Howard Schultz.
Daddy Starbucks 2020.
Let the fun continue.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Democrats are Anti-Trump. Anything else?

Every day or so, another Democrat announces plans to run for president in 2020.
What do they have to differentiate themselves from the pack?
Tulsi Gabbard has a family history of opposing same-sex marriage - but she's put that behind her.
Kristen Gillibrand held some views that matched her conservative New York congressional district, but dropped them after moving to the Senate.
Elizabeth Warren brought out a proposal to tax wealth holdings - more money for government but doubtful more benefits for the general public.
Democrats can be united about being anti-Trump now, but all 20 or so won't win the nomination.
Do they have anything to inspire voters and move Trump voters from 2016 to their side?

Gospel truth

In the gospels, the Pharisees are always there complaining about what Jesus does.
The Pharisees would have loved Twitter.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday song

It's living well to listen to George Strait on a Saturday morning.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Weekend watchdog

In Orlando, Mobile and San Jose, the best will come to play this weekend.
The NFL holds its Pro Bowl Sunday at 3 p.m. in Orlando on ESPN and ABC. While the Patriots and Rams miss out to get ready for Super Bowl LIII, other stars have one last chance to shine this weekend.
Players looking to join the NFL will gather in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. NFL network has coverage Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The best ice hockey players meet in San Jose Saturday at 8 p.m. for the NHL All-Star game. NBC has the coverage, while NBC Sports network has the NHL skills competition Friday at 9:30 p.m.
Detroit hosts the United States Figure Skating championships this weekend. NBC offers ladies free skate Friday at 8 p.m., the pairs free skate Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and men's free skate Sunday at 3:30 p.m. There's the rhythm dance program is Friday at 4 p.m. and free dance Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Australian Open crowns its men's champion Sunday at 3:30 a.m. and women's champion Saturday at 3:30 a.m.
The Raptors tangle with the Rockets Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and Bucks take on the Thunder Sunday at 6 p.m.
ABC has the Warriors' trip to Boston Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Wizards visit Orlando Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Spurs Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Go-Gos take on the Grand Rapids Drive Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Indiana hosts Michigan on FoxSports1 Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Butler battles Creighton at 8:30 p.m.
Virginia visits Notre Dame Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Michigan State-Purdue Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN has five games Saturday, starting at noon with Iowa State-Mississippi. Kansas State takes on Texas A&M at 2 p.m. and West Virginia tangles with Tennessee at 4 p.m. It's Kansas-Kentucky at 6 p.m. before Virginia Tech hosts Syracuse.
Florida faces TCU at noon on ESPN2 before Texas-Georgia. Oklahoma battles Vanderbilt at 4 p.m., then it's Arkansas-Texas Tech and Arizona State against USC. Arizona meets UCLA in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Ohio State meets Nebraska on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, then Marquette takes on Xavier. Colorado clashes with Stanford at 8 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers Drexel-Delaware at 2 p.m. Saturday,  moving to the ACC for Boston College against Wake Forest at 4 p.m. before St. Bonaventure tangles with Richmond at 6 p.m.
Georgetown takes on St. John's on Fox Sunday at noon, then Seton Hall meets Villanova at 2:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers DePaul-Providence at noon, with Iowa's contest with Minnesota at 5 p.m.
In women's hoops, Connecticut clashes with Central Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
Florida's University School faces Sunrise Christian in high school basketball Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has the Farmers Insurance Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States soccer team meets Panama Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
In the Bundesliga, Dortmund battles Hannover Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. It's Bayern Munich against Stuttgart Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
It's X-Games weekend on ESPN, continuing Friday at 10:35 p.m., then Saturday at 1 p.m. on ABC and 10 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN2 gets coverage Sunday at 2 p.m. before ESPN closes the action Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Better call Paul

Via Instapundit, a selection of readings about Critical Theory.
If only they'd read one sentence from Paul's Letter to the Galatians.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Chill out

Althouse finds a reminder to enjoy the cold while you can.
The cold is nice. You get to wear so many of your clothes. You get to come in from the cold and feel the warm air of indoors sooth your frozen skin. You get to take a deep breath and feel the fresh air in your lungs. You get to smell exhaust from a car, a good smell that smells best in cold air. You get to say “omggg it’s so cold!!,” and isn’t that fun? You get to have a very cold day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The man will speak

A week from today, somewhere, President Trump will speak.
It could be in the House chamber, as scheduled.
Could be at the border.
Maybe a rally somewhere.
No matter what Democrats want, he will speak.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Deal or no deal

Hot Air has an easy answer why the shutdown continues.
The Art of the Deal only works when people are actually interested in a deal and have something to lose or gain from the negotiations. When all your opponent has to offer are poison pills, the outcome will always be sickening.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Let's talk

President Trump put a new offer on the table Saturday.
Democrats dismiss it.
Should they?
The Washington Post says it's time to talk.
Anyway, the bottom line here is that the President and the GOP leadership have come up with a more than reasonable offer. Perhaps it will require some fine tuning to get it over the finish line, but it’s a deal we can survive. And if Nancy Pelosi won’t even bother making an equally reasonable counteroffer, then she can own the shutdown from here on out.

Will Harvard let him in?

Since I value my sanity, I avoid CNN and MSNBC as much as possible.
Thus I missed the original attacks on the boys from Covington Catholic.
But I see the responses Sunday.
These high school students won't be made heroes like those in Florida who want gun control.
Harvard won't open its arms to them.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

If false, Buzzfeed is now Buzzard feed

Axios briefly tells why Buzzfeed's unfounded scoop hurts all members of the media.
It's no secret.
Ultimately, Buzzfeed is reporting, based on two anonymous sources, that the president committed a felony. That’s an enormous claim to hang on two anonymous sources.

Saturday song

Answering Gillette's ad this week is Brad Paisley's "I'm still a guy."

Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekend watchdog

It's "Legend vs. Young Phenom" twice on Sunday.
The home team won all four games last weekend, setting up matchups between the top two seeds in each conference for spots in Super Bowl LIII in two weeks.
The NFC goes first Sunday, with the Rams visiting Drew Brees and the Saints at 3 p.m. on Fox. The Saints handed the Rams their first loss of the season in November, giving them the home-field advantage.
The Patriots - in their eighth straight AFC championship contest with Tom Brady as quarterback- face a Chiefs team hosting the conference championship for the first time ever. CBS has coverage at 6:30 p.m.
New England won a 43-40 shootout in their Week 6 meeting, handing the Chiefs their first loss of the season.
The college stars shine at the East-West Shrine Bowl Saturday at 3 p.m. on NFL Network and the Collegiate Bowl on FoxSports1 at 5 p.m.
ESPN's College GameDay starts its basketball road shows with a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium before Virginia's visit to Duke. The pregame show tips at 11 a.m. with the game at 6 p.m.
Saint Louis meets St. Joseph's Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
It's Maryland against Ohio State Friday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Xavier takes on Villanova.
Florida faces Georgia on CBS Saturday at noon, followed by Cincinnati-Wichita State and UCLA's contest with USC.
Fox has Indiana-Purdue Saturday at 2 p.m and St. John's battle with Butler at 4:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin on ESPN Saturday at noon, then it's Kansas-West Virginia and Kentucky's contest with Auburn at 4 p.m.
ESPN2 starts its slate at noon with North Carolina-Miami. Alabama tangles with Tennessee at 2 p.m., with TCU-Kansas State at 4 p.m. and Texas Tech taking on Baylor at 6 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has a pair of ACC contests Saturday, with Pittsburgh-Syracuse at 2 p.m. before Virginia Tech faces Wake Forest.
Raycom brings North Carolina State against Notre Dame at 2 p.m. and Louisville-Georgia Tech at 4 p.m.
DePaul meets Seton Hall on FoxSports1 Saturday at 8 p.m.
There's four contests from the Atlantic 10 Saturday on NBC Sports network. Richmond duels with Davidson at 12:30 p.m., then it's Rhode Island-LaSalle and Dayton against St. Bonaventure. Massachusetts battles VCU at 6:30 p.m.
George Washington faces Duquesne Sunday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In women's hoops, there's three games on ESPN2 Sunday starting with Maryland's contest with Penn State at 2 p.m. Texas A&M takes on Georgia at 4 p.m. before Minnesota meets Nebraska.
Virginia Tech visits North Carolina State Sunday at 12:30 p.m on NBC Sports Washington.
 It's Butler against Creighton on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m. before West Virginia battles Baylor at 5 p.m.
The Spurs face the Timberwolves Friday at 8 p.m. with Warriors against Clippers in the nightcap.
ABC has a pair of games Saturday, with the Thunder visiting the 76ers at 3:30 p.m. before the Lakers battle the Rockets at 8:30 p.m.
In the developmental league, the Capital City Go-Gos face Wisconsin Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There's high school basketball between IMG Academy and Oak Hill Academy Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Capitals host the Islanders Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC starts its NHL Sunday schedule with the Capitals' visit to Chicago at 12:30 p.m. The Australian Open continues its third round Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. The round of 16 starts Saturday at 9 p.m. and continues Sunday at 9 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Wolverhampton against Leicester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Liverpool's clash with Crystal Palace at 9:55 a.m. NBC has Arsenal-Chelsea at 12:30 p.m.
Huddersfield Town meets Manchester City Sunday at 8:25 a.m. followed by Fulham-Tottenham Hotspur. In the Bundesliga,
Hoffenheim battles Bayern Munich Friday at 2:30 p.m. Nurnberg faces Bertha Berlin Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
It's UFC Fight Night on ESPN Saturday at 8 p.m.
There's motocross racing from Anaheim Saturday at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Church of Trump

An interesting story finding people who don't regularly go to church voting more for President Trump in 2016.
Trump’s improbable likeness to a mega-church preacher allowed him to capture the love of a huge swath of the electorate that previously tuned out or voted for Democrats. The people who came to Trump, especially early in the primaries, weren’t really joining the GOP and they weren’t primarily seeking policies. They didn’t even necessarily believe Trump would bring back their jobs. Many of Trump’s earliest and most dedicated supporters were seeking a deeper fulfillment.
They came to Trump seeking what they had lost because they had lost church.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I see Big Macs and Wendy's burgers

Any Whoppers when Clemson visited?

Tell me why

Tonight on the Colbert show, Kristen Gillibrand is supposed to announce she's running for President.
I'm not staying up to watch.
The real problem for Gillibrand is the presence of her female Senate colleagues, Elizabeth Warren and (presumably) Kamala Harris, in the 2020 field. What will be Gillibrand’s case for preferring her to them?
Well, I mentioned her in this blog - her first appearance in 10-plus years.
That, is the highlight of her run.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Here, piggy piggy

Don Surber wonders why people in Washington don't pick up after themselves.
People are still walking by the mall, still drinking latte, and still tossing the containers away. And if the trash bin is full? They throw it on the ground, and just walk away instead of carrying it out.
Littering is a crime in Poca, West Virginia.
Apparently, littering is OK in Washington, DC.

Not going to the White House

For the past two years, every sports championship gets met with the question - will you visit the White House?
Athletes get to fuss about President Trump to the media.
But athletes declined visits to the White House before Trump entered.
Miami Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg, who passed away this weekend, did not join his 1972 teammates on a White House visit in 2015.
President Barack Obama honored nearly three dozen members of the '72 Dolphins – the lone unbeaten team in NFL history – during a ceremony at the White House.
Kuechenberg, Hall of Fame center Jim Langer and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez did not attend the event because of their political differences with Obama.
Why would these Dolphins stay away?
Langer was more direct in a Yahoo interview. "We've got some real moral compass issues in Washington. I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time. I can't do that," he said.
"If that (angers) people, so be it."
Trump didn't start the fire with athletes.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday song

In time for the Australian Open tennis tournament, a lovely song from Down Under.

How and who?

Joining Elizabeth Warren as Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination are Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Three of four road teams won last weekend.
Will they be able to continue on the road to Super Bowl LIII?
The top two teams in each conference - coming off their byes - hit the field this weekend against last weekend's winners.
The slate begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC when the Colts visit AFC top-seed Kansas City. The Chiefs have struggled in postseason the past 25 years, winning only once. Four of the losses came against the Colts - two at home.
The Cowboys visit the Rams on Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Rams are seeking their first playoff win since returning to Los Angeles, where they met and lost to the Cowboys twice in 1970s NFC championship games.
The Chargers return to the east coast to battle the Patriots Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. New England won a pair of postseason meetings 2006 and 2007, but the Chargers claimed their only AFL title against the Patriots in 1963.
The top-seeded Saints take on the defending champion Eagles on Fox at 4:30 p.m. The Saints blasted the Eagles 48-7 in November, but Philadelphia has won six of seven since then.
Coverage of the Australian Open begins on ESPN2 Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Pacers face the Knicks on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Lakers take on the Jazz at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers the Bucks against Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. and the Raptors' visit Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has Wright State against Northern Kentucky Friday at 7 p.m. FoxSports1 has a pair of Big Ten games Friday, with Indiana-Maryland at 7 p.m. followed by Purdue playing Wisconsin.
Virginia clashes with Clemson Saturday at noon on NBC29 and other Raycom affiliates, with some stations showing Pittsburgh against North Carolina State.
Fox offers Georgetown-Providence Saturday at noon and Villanova's clash with Creighton Sunday at noon.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Louisville-North Carolina, then Duke faces Florida State. Kansas battles with Baylor at 4 p.m. before Tennessee tangles with Florida.
It's Kansas State against Iowa State at noon Saturday to start ESPN2's slate. Illinois State takes on Illinois-Chicago at 2 p.m., then Georgia meets Auburn and Syracuse plays Georgia Tech at 6 p.m. Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati at 8 p.m. with Gonzaga-San Francisco in the nightcap.
Boston College meets Notre Dame Saturday at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Wake Forest-Miami.
Marquette faces Seton Hall Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TCU takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN.
It's St. Louis against LaSalle on NBC Sports network Saturday at 6 p.m.
FoxSports1 has UCLA against Oregon State Sunday at 10 p.m.
There's Atlantic 10 action on NBC Sports network Sunday, with Massachusetts-Dayton at 3:30 p.m. and George Mason against Rhode Island at 5:30 p.m.
In women's hoops, Baylor battles TCU on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Kansas clashes with Kansas State Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals battle the Blue Jackets on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the college ice, Minnesota meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m.
West Ham United faces Arsenal on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., followed by Liverpool against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Post got scooped

In the newspaper business, you don't another paper publishing information ahead of you.
Especially when the news involves your company.
The National Enquirer has a big issue about the owner of the Washington Post.
How could they have missed this?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Death watch

The American Spectator doesn't see much life in the Democratic party.
Progressive propaganda notwithstanding, the current ascendency of the Democrats in the House of Representatives and a few state offices here and there constitutes little more than the party’s temporary state of terminal lucidity as death draws nigh. This end-of-life rally doesn’t signify any real change in the syndrome that has been slowly killing the Democratic Party — the lethal combination of identity politics, utopian socialist fantasies, and TDS. This disease doomed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and it can’t be cured by comediennes like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or crazies like Rashida Tlaib. The voters don’t want snake oil. They want solutions to real problems and the Democrats don’t have any.

Monday, January 7, 2019


The Federalist gives a brutal beatdown to Elizabeth Warren - comparing her to Jeb Bush.
Bush tried to appeal to voters on the issues of previous election cycles when his ideas about education reform, immigration moderation, and a tough interventionist foreign policy were in vogue. But in a year in which Republicans wanted an outsider who rejected establishment conventional wisdom about everything and would fight Democrats tooth and nail by fair means or foul, Bush was an obsolete political model.
Warren runs the same risk. Democrats may be just as receptive to her anti-Wall Street demagoguery as they would have been in 2016, and like her willingness to mix it up with Trump. But it’s just as likely that the key to victory in 2020 for Democrats will be not so much her brand of hard-line leftist economics as someone with the charisma that can mobilize Democratic voters.
Moreover, candidates who can appeal to minority voters — the key to the Democratic base — better than Warren, such as Sen. Kamala Harris or Beto O’Rourke (although his claims to Hispanic identity are as tenuous as Warren’s to membership in the Cherokee tribe), may be a better bet to energize the party. Worse, just as Bush seemed too tame to battle the Democrats, the combative Warren may have already failed the one test her party faithful will require its nominee to pass: the ability to withstand Trump’s abuse.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Why Kaepernick still sits

If you want to know why Colin Kaepernick is not playing quarterback anywhere, watching the Ravens' playoff game against the Chargers explains why.
Lamar Jackson has great talent and led the Ravens to six wins in the final seven games of the regular season.
But the Chargers got two shots at him in two weeks.
They learned how to stop him the second meeting.
Kaepernick blazed through the league in 2012. But as the years went on, defenses watched tape and learned how to stop him.
If a team signed him to start, all those tapes would come out.
Kaepernick would struggle.
We'll see if Jackson is a one-hit wonder. He's got an offseason to improve.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

On the Warren campaign trail

Voter in Sioux City: Why did you take the DNA test and give President Trump a line of attack?
Warren: How?
Voter: It let him talk about his Indian ancestry claims.
Warren: How?
Voter: You realize your chances for the nomination are smaller than your percentage of Indian heritage.

Saturday song

The Captain has passed but the song from 1975 will live on.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Fond farewell

Former Virginia coach George Welsh passed this week, unleashing a torrent of fine memories.
It's been 18 years since he left the sideline, and the Cavaliers still struggle to reach the success they had under Welsh.

Weekend watchdog

College football set up a four-team playoff to determine the best team five years ago.
One matchup keeps repeating.
The last three champions get to battle for supremacy Monday as top-ranked Alabama takes on Clemson for the fourth straight season. ESPN and ESPN2 have coverage at 8 p.m.
It's the third championship matchup between the schools since 2016, with a semifinal contest last year.
Both teams plowed through the regular season undefeated, won their conference championship and cruised in the semifinal last week.
In the Football Championship Series, Eastern Washington takes on North Dakota State on ESPN2 Saturday at noon.
The NFL playoffs get going Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN and ABC as the Texans host the Colts. The teams split their meetings this season, with the Texans posting an overtime triumph in the first contest.
The Cowboys battle the Seahawks Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
CBS gets the Ravens against the Chargers Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Eagles trying to defend their title with a trip to Chicago on NBC at 4:30 p.m.
The Saints, Rams, Chiefs and Patriots await this week's winners.
The Mavericks meet the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m., followed by Thunder-Trail Blazers.
The Wizards meet the Heat Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and face the Thunder Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
Tulane tangles with SMU Friday at 7 p.m on ESPN2.
CBS has Georgetown against St. John's Saturday at noon and Indiana's contest with Michigan Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Michigan State meets Ohio State Saturday at noon on Fox followed by Villanova-Providence.
Kentucky takes on Alabama Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN, with Clemson against Duke at 8 p.m.
Virginia faces Florida State on ESPN2 Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by Kansas-Iowa State. South Carolina takes on Florida at 7 p.m., then it's West Virginia against Texas and BYU against St. Mary's at 11 p.m.
Butler battles Creighton on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon.
Virginia Tech hosts Boston College on NBC Sports Washington at noon, followed by Wake Forest-Georgia Tech.
NBC Sports network offers LaSalle-Massachusetts Saturday at 1 p.m. and Duquesne against Davidson at 6 p.m.
Marquette meets Xavier on Fox Sunday at noon.
It's Seton Hall against DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at noon.
There's three games on NBC Sports network Sunday, starting at noon with Richmond-Dayton. George Washington battles St. Joseph's at 2 p.m. followed by St. Bonaventure's contest with George Mason.
In women's hoops, FoxSports1 has DePaul meeting Marquette Friday at 8 p.m.
There's three contests on ESPN2 Sunday, starting at noon with SMU-Cincinnati. Missouri meets Tennessee at 2 p.m. and Texas tangles with West Virginia at 4 p.m. F
lorida State faces North Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday on NBC Sports Washington.
There's outdoor college ice hockey Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with Notre Dame hosting Michigan on NBC Sports network.
The Capitals visit Dallas Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus and Detroit Sunday at 5 p.m on NBC Sports Washington.
The Blackhawks take on the Penguins Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
It's Tampa Bay-San Jose Saturday at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 has women's gymnastics between Nebraska and UCLA Friday at 9 p.m.
Ohio State takes on North Carolina State in college wrestling Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
In rugby, it's Leicester against Gloucester on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m. and the Wasps take on the Saints Sunday at 10 a.m.
There's Motocross racing from Anaheim Saturday at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

On the warpath

Donald Trump found a great graphic to tweet.

It's going to be an enjoyable year.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mitt throws a fit

Mitt Romney decided to come to Washington by fussing about President Trump's character.
Trump gets results Republicans have wished for.
I boldfaced “promoted” because Romney has unwittingly provided the devastating argument against his style of Republicanism. Yes, it is quite true that nearly all Republican presidential candidates—and presidents—have promoted tax reform, lower regulation, getting tough with China, and appointing better judges (and add in moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem), if by “promoted” you mean giving lip service to the ideas.
None of them have delivered on these “promoted” ideas (Reagan excepted, of course). The two presidents Bush botched judicial appointments, extended regulation, delivered little in the way of serious tax or spending reform, and did nothing serious with regard to China. I wish Romney had defeated Obama in 2012, but does anyone think this Massachusetts technocrat, who gave us the state-level version of Obamacare in the Bay State, signed up for a regional climate change cap-and-trade scheme, who appointed the egregious Gina McCarthy (Obama’s second EPA administrator) to be his environmental adviser, and appointed state judges who struck the first judicial blows for same-sex marriage, would have governed as a serious conservative had he won?
Trump's in the White House and Romney is not.
It's all that matters.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Who gets the losing moment

Althouse reviews the New York Times article seeking the right Democrat for this "moment."
It's a subtle pushback to the Bernie-Beto-Biden triad, but it is — as I see it — another NYT pushback to the 3 white men who ought to know better than to clutter the path of The Foursome. And we can see who the expendable member of The Foursome is, because they've left her name out of this article altogether.