Sunday, June 16, 2019

Did anybody protest?

Saturday was supposed to be a national day of protests to Impeach President Trump.
There were supposed to be 130 events across the country.
There were stories promoting the rallies beforehand.
GatewayPundit has a puny numbers of attendees from Saturday.
Haven't seen pictures or stories of overflow crowds.
It's all talk and not much action.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Channeling Bob Dole

Another dip into the impeachment pool for Andy Schmookler.
Another column wondering why people aren't as outraged as he is.
Just like Bob Dole toward the end of the 1996 campaign.
Where's the outrage in the media? Where's the outrage? There's no outrage. There's no outrage.
Sorry, dude.
People have jobs and money in their pockets - just like in 1996.
Your outrage doesn't transfer.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Is CNN still on?

Do you get your news from CNN?
So you're the one.
Their ratings have taken a dive recently, as Ace notes.
The only people watching CNN are Comfort Dogs lost in transport and waiting in the Dallas airport lounge for a new flight.
And they're like, "Can't we just watch Paternity Court?" And also, "Brian Stelter looks like a plus-sized snausage."

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Celebrating a bully

Let's keep talking about the women's soccer team and their big win over Thailand.
Jemele Hill has a problem with those who complain about the team's behavior in the final 10 minutes.
The celebration for goals 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The United States women showed their prowess on the field.
Thailand showed they were there because the field needs 24 teams.
Goal differential could make a difference in seeding for the next round.
But the United States women, thanks to our strong economy giving more athletes the chance to compete, won't have any trouble advancing.
They'll probably win the championship again.
For now, they are the bullies of the soccer block.
Even if they don't feel like it compared to men's sports.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A kick in the head

Did you know the Women's World Cup is going on?
The United States played today.
And won 13-0.
Over Thailand.
That's not two touchdowns and an extra point, but 13 goals - 10 after the half.
The women's team can complain about their salaries being lower then the men.
But their competition is much, much lower.
Scores like 13-0 aren't going to attract fans to watch.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Trump on a roll

Don Surber enjoys recapping President Trump's accomplishments of last week.
Because he knows what it likely means next year.
But Democrats failed to accept defeat graciously. Now they suffer. They are unlikely to defeat the least popular president in my lifetime because the public views them even more negatively.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

How Trump wins 2020

A veteran of the 2012 Obama campaign sees what President Trump is doing ahead of 2020.
And worrying.
Look no further than the Trump campaign’s press secretary’s Twitter feed to watch daily footage of the campaign reconnecting with supporters and asking them to engage its networks. Trump’s campaign manager is raising general-election funds and appearing before influential audiences.
Meanwhile, neither the Democratic National Committee nor any of the major Democratic super PACs are live with any notable broadcast or digital-advertising budget in battleground states targeted toward general-election swing voters.

Failing the quest

Victor Davis Hanson goes out to sea looking for a comparison of Democratic tactics against President Trump.
Democrats can never forgive Trump for unexpectedly defeating supposed sure winner Hillary Clinton in 2016 and then systematically — and loudly — undoing the eight-year agenda of Obama.
So far, Trump seems to have escaped all of their efforts to spear and remove him before the 2020 election. Trump, like Moby Dick, seems a weird force of nature whose wounds from constant attacks only seem to make him more indestructible and his attackers even more obsessed with their prey.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Straight up

If you're going to have a Straight Pride parade, who should lead the parade?
A gay conservative, of course.

Fortunately, it's a living Constitution

Andy Schmookler wants Democrats to rely on the Constitution as a reason for an impeachment inquiry.
Since Trump is a threat to the constitutional order.
But it's a living Constitution according to Democrats.
So the Constitution can handle Trump.
He's just using the pen and phone President Obama gave him.

Saturday song





Sammy Davis Jr. entertains as he prepares audience for Baretta's theme.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Run and Hyde

In 24 hours, Joe Biden has changed his opinion on the Hyde Amendment.
Such a man of character and solid commitment.
Not.

Very interesting

On the overnight Instapundit watch, Sarah Hoyt has an interesting comment on Russia and the 2016 election.
ON THE RUN UP TO 2016, MY BLOG KEPT GETTING COMMENTS BY VIRULENT ANTI-SEMITIC, RACIST “OSTENSIBLE TRUMP SUPPORTERS” TO THE POINT I WAS AFRAID OF SUPPORTING HIM (UNTIL TWO VERY GOOD FRIENDS WHO ARE POLITICALLY POLAR OPPOSITES INDEPENDENTLY MADE ME LISTEN TO HIS SPEECHES BECAUSE THEY WERE VOTING FOR HIM.) THEN I BANNED RUSSIAN IP COMMENTS ON MY BLOG FOR ANOTHER REASON. AND OVER NIGHT ALL THOSE “TRUMP SUPPORTERS” VANISHED.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Just as I am

Instapundit highlights Back Row America, the story of a journey across the country finding those who seem left behind.
And what holds them together.
It wasn't what the former New York bond trader expected.
Yet from the moment I first walked into Hunts Point, I kept finding myself in churches, as I kept finding myself in McDonald’s, going there for one reason: because the people I wanted to learn from spent their time there. Often the only places open, welcoming, and busy in back row neighborhoods were churches or McDonald’s. Often the people using the McDonald’s were the same people using the churches, people who sat for hours reading or studying the Bible at a booth.
When I first went to the Bronx, I expected that the people there, those most affected by the coldness and ruthlessness of the world, would share my atheism. Instead, I found a strong belief in the supernatural, and a faith that manifested in many ways, mostly as a belief in the Bible.
Hopefully, some will read and understand.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Cat-astrophe

A warning about the soft killing machine many people have in their houses.
Those boneless fur balls you see draped on garden walls in the morning, yawning and snake-toothed? They spent dawn decapitating baby robins. Instagram that. Cats in this country kill more than 250 million small mammals a year — and some 11 million songbirds. In America cats take an annual toll of three billion birds. Whatever you feed them, however much your neighbours feed them, for a cat, no night out is complete without a killing.

Believe our lies

William Barr did a magnificent interview with CBS.
How good?
Listen to the panic in this piece.\
But Barr’s long, detailed interview with Jan Crawford suggests the rot goes much deeper than a simple mania for untrammeled Executive power. Barr has drunk deep from the Fox News worldview of Trumpian paranoia.
I like how he includes my favorite piece of anti-Trump paranoia.
Trump asked Russia on camera to hack his opponent’s emails, and they carried out a hacking attempt that day.
By including that line, the whole column can be ignored.
If you think Russian was waiting for orders from Trump on national television, you can a loose hold on reality.

Saturday song





Starting the day with the Three Degrees.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Warren's Wampum

Erick Erickson got a 12-hour suspension from Twitter for making a joke about Elizabeth Warren and Wampum.
How?
Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism - WAMPUM act.
Works for me.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Mueller's afraid

Why won't Robert Mueller appears before Congress?
Democrats would love to have video to go with the text of his report.
They think it would make their case against President Trump stronger.
But Mueller knows the hearing won't be one sided.
Republicans will get to ask questions.
Questions on how he led his investigation.
Why it went so far past "Russian collusion."
Questions that he probably doesn't want to answer.
At least not in front of all the cameras.
For those who think President Trump is afraid, Mueller's behavior should tell you he has more to fear than Trump.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nobody likes Mueller

Did Robert Mueller's press conference Wednesday make anybody happy?
Not likely.
Especially when he set a new, impossibly high standard, for Trump.
The “I couldn’t exonerate him” point is discomfiting for another reason, which is: Since when do prosecutors exonerate people? That isn’t a prosecutor’s job. Maybe in the aftermath of a wrongful conviction, with irrefutable physical evidence, prosecutors will say something exculpatory. But even in most of these cases, they usually drop charges on grounds of insufficient evidence, not positive proof of innocence.

Last two years in one sentence

Instapundit often brings back this thought from early 2017 - mostly because it fits.
Hypothesis: The spying-on-Trump thing is worse than we even imagine, and once it was clear Hillary had lost and it would inevitably come out, the Trump/Russia collusion talking point was created as a distraction. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

The sneak attack failed

Andy Schmookler at Blue Virginia is fun to read because he's so wrong about President Trump.
His latest tries to rouse the public about Trump's supposed obstruction of justice.
Since the investigation Trump supposedly obstructed found no collusion with Russia, how can you obstruct something you're not guilty of?
Schmookler is waiting for Democrats to rouse the sleeping giant of the American public against Trump.
Too late.
Trump has already roused the sleeping giant of the American public against the establishment - even that stellar list of 800 former Justice Department officials.
The type of people who started the Russia collusion investigation with flimsy evidence.
Trump was the victim of the sneak attack - and emerging stronger.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Did you find Indy 500?





I turned to ABC out of habit this afternoon, looking for the Indianapolis 500.

I forgot it had moved to NBC.

ABC was a tradition, just like Jim Nabors singing "Back Home in Indiana."


Mueller is being patriotic

Andy Schmookler has an interesting definition of patriotism.
It's doing what Andy wants.
Robert Mueller isn't being patriotic because he doesn't want to testify in public about his investigation.
The written word won't do, Andy says.
We need to hear Mueller.
What Andy doesn't consider is the possibility that Mueller is being patriotic and loyal to the country.
He was asked to find collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
He didn't find it.
It's patriotic to except the report - even if it didn't go your way.
Especially if it didn't go your way.
Lest you be a blinded partisan, only thinking your opponent is lawless.
Mueller appears to be standing up to the partisan Democrats.
That's true patriotism, fighting for what's right when you're attacked on all sides.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday song





A Memorial Day tradition, Trace Atkins' Arlington.

Remembering U Hall

Virginia's University Hall will be no more later this morning, but the memories live on.

Point this out

Since President Trump liked the cartoon of Comey, Clapper and Brennan trying to deflect blame, I should share as well.


Monday, May 20, 2019

One month til summer

This weekend is the official kickoff of the summer season.
College graduations are going on.
High school graduations are starting.
And it's snowing in Denver.
Maybe those who question global warming are right.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday song





Four years ago, this song came on the radio as we took my oldest son to college. Graduation is now done, and time for job search. This is really it.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Not a good climate

Vodkapundit pops the popcorn ahead of the next Democratic civil war.
But the Progressive attacks on Biden might be little more than the opening salvo in the coming Democratic Civil War. The party's progressives almost certainly won't get the impeachment they were promised.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler told CNBC's John Harwood yesterday that he and his fellow Dems are "'probably' not headed for impeachment." That's in no small part because some party leaders fear a "2020 backlash," like the one Republicans suffered in the 1998 midterms following Bill Clinton's impeachment by the GOP House.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Another one rides the bus

With Bill DeBlasio entering the Democratic nomination contest, we're now at two dozen candidates.
You need to borrow someone else's fingers to count that high.
All of them don't equal the power of President Trump.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thanks, New York and Virginia

The year began with New York loosening abortion restrictions and celebrating the fact.
Virginia proposed a bill, leaving the doctor Governor red-faced before we found he did black-face.
Now Georgia and Alabama strike back.
If some states are going to push for even more liberal laws concerning abortion, doesn't it make sense for more conservative states to push back?
If these states did nothing, the abortion lobby moves ahead more easily.
Now they are stopped.
I'm pro-life.
If Alyssa Milano had sex with me, I'd still be pro-life.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Hey There farewell





Many tributes to Doris Day mention "Que, Sera, Sera." But in high school, I was in the musical "The Pajama Game" which brought this song.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What a tough guy

Pro-life protests at Planned Parenthood happen all the time - at least weekly at the Charlottesville center I passed on the way to work.
Abusive counter-protesters don't always happen - especially among state representatives.
Friday, the pro-life side gets to show Rep. Brian Sims how to behave like an adult - even if you're a teenager.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Cold as ice

The Arctic Council wanted to issue a statement about climate change.
The United States objected to the wording.
Interesting how global warming has major benefits up there.
With Arctic temperatures rising at twice the rate of the rest of the globe, the melting ice is creating potential new shipping lanes and has opened much of the world’s last untapped reserves of oil and gas to commercial exploitation.
Maybe we should enjoy the benefits.

Monday, May 6, 2019

They all spy

Legal Insurrection gives a reason why so many hate William Barr right now.
It was Barr’s comments about spying on the Trump campaign, and his pledge to investigate that spying, that explains the frenzy to take down Barr. That spying, regardless of whether lawful, has the potential to be a scandal that could touch deep into the Obama administration, and some former officials who loom large in the anti-Trump resistance.
It also could reach deep into the media, with the involvement of Fusion GPS in feeding Russian-provided, Clinton/DNC paid-for, disinformation to the mainstream journalist community.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Get to know Joe

Visit JoeBiden.info for all you need to know about Joe Biden.
Although it might not be things Biden wants you to know.

Two writers, one mind

Andy Schmookler and Maureen Dowd must be hanging out together.
They both write today about Democrats not being tough enough against wily, evil Republicans.
They both bash poor Joe Biden - for this behavior during the Clarence Thomas hearings and now in the current campaign.
If only Democrats were tougher.
Sorry.
But if they were tougher and smarter, then they wouldn't be Democrats.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

I cloaked investigate

Everyone is having fun with the New York Times using "cloaked investigator" instead of spy.
Spy.
Such a short, specific word.
Would Bill Cosby have been a TV star in "I Cloaked Investigate?"


Saturday Derby song





The perfect song for the first Saturday in May.

Saturday song





Did Randy Newman know about Baltimore's current problems 40 years ago?


Friday, May 3, 2019

When the Dems cry

Andrew McCarthy analyzes the latest Democratic spin - William Barr lied about knowing the Robert Mueller was unhappy with his summary letter.
The claim that Barr gave false testimony is frivolous. That is why, at least initially, Democrats and their media echo chamber soft-pedaled it — with such dishonorable exceptions as Mazie Horono, the Hawaii Democrat who, somehow, is a United States senator. It’s tough to make the perjury argument without any false or even inaccurate statements — though my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano did give it the old college try.
No lie, but Democrats cry.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

It's the economy

Even CNN has President Trump getting good grades on the economy.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney spelled out Trump's 2020 economic message on Tuesday -- suggesting voters would still be willing to support the President even if they don't like him personally.
"You hate to sound like a cliche, but are you better off than you were four years ago? It's pretty simple, right? It's the economy, stupid. I think that's easy. People will vote for somebody they don't like if they think it's good for them," Mulvaney said during a talk at the Milken conference in Los Angeles.

Time to lock her up

Victor Davis Hanson sees through Hillary Clinton's latest speech.
In truth, Clinton was at the heart of the entire Russian collusion hoax. Even after the election, she kept fueling it to blame Russia-Trump conspiracies for her stunning defeat in 2016. Unable to acknowledge her own culpability as a weak and uninspiring candidate, Clinton formally joined the post-election "resistance" and began whining about collusion. That excuse seemed preferable to explaining why she blew a huge lead and lost despite favorable media coverage and superior funding.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Polling, polling, polling

It's May 1, now 18 months from the next election.
Is it too early to care?
Doubtful, but the final reason of this column shows present coverage may have an impact.
Sixth, these races are susceptible to last-minute, event-based swings—the financial crisis in 2008, the James Comey statements about Hillary Clinton in 2016—that are impossible to predict this far in advance. These swings could work in favor of Trump or against him. It's hard, though, to imagine Trump getting worse press coverage than he already has, so late surprises could well hurt his Democratic challenger.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Go ahead, try to impeach Trump

Does President Trump want Democrats to try (and fail) to impeach him?
The more they talk impeachment, the less they talk about real governing.
It would also prevent Democrats from achieving any of their agenda, leaving them nothing but a pointless impeachment fight for their two years in the House majority.
Plus, it makes for better tweets.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Bold and bumbling

Andy Schmookler wants Democrats to be more bold.
They already are.
Bernie is being bold by wanting prisoners to vote.
AOC is being bold by wanting a 70% tax rate.
Elizabeth Warren is being bold by wanting forgiveness of college debts.
The problem isn't being too timid.
It's being too bold on things many people don't want.
Especially when combining their ideas across the board.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Grab and go

If Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination, he should pick Virginia's Justin Fairfax as his vice president.
Grab and go.

God bless DaTech Guy

Via Instapundit, the bottom line on last week's Kate Smith news.
The dirty little secret is both by law and by culture race isn’t much of an issue these days and hasn’t been for a while, but when you make your living on fighting “racism” if you can’t find the real thing you have to create it to keep the donor dollars rolling in and if you’re very lucky you might create a backlash that will keep you and yours in funds for decades.

Saturday song





A rain song for a sunny Saturday, thanks to Ronnie Milsap.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Putting old Washington out to pasture

Don Surber takes down Peggy Noonan's take on the Washington scene - the establishment not liking Trump's takeover.
President Donald John Trump does not curry DC's favor. He does not need them. He is a garish playboy billionaire who saved Manhattan only to be resented by Manhattan's elitists who look down on his Outer Borough ways.
He is saving the country and the people who will in the long term benefit most — the elitists — are spitting angry.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This idea will bomb

This week's new Democratic idea - let everyone vote, including the Boston Marathon bombers.
Bernie Sanders started the thought, and it spread.
In this crowded primary field, even allegedly moderate Democrats can’t say “no” to every extreme idea for fear of being cast from the group. The same night as Sanders’ CNN town hall, another presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, was asked the same question: “People who are convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?” asked Don Lemon.
“I think we should have that conversation,” Harris responded.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What did Dukakis throw at the TV?

CNN hosts several Democratic candidates Monday, and the thought of letting current prisoners vote crept into the conversation.
Bernie Sanders said sure, I'd let criminals vote - even the Boston marathon bombers.
Mike Dukakis had to be throwing things at his TV.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Weak Steele

The Other McCain watches the New York Times finally admit the Steele dossier wasn't very solid.
Why did the New York Times wait this long to admit that the Steele dossier was a tainted source? Because to have examined this subject earlier would have undermined Team Clinton’s narrative, which was the underlying pretext of the Mueller investigation. Now that Trump has officially been cleared of “collusion,” it is OK for the media to admit the Steele dossier was a pile of garbage, because it has already served its purpose, i.e., to damage Trump by justifying the investigation.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday song





The title of this song is what Democrats should be singing to President Trump.

Friday, April 19, 2019

It is trial balloon

Staffer: We need to shake up this presidential nomination race.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Maybe talk impeachment.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Just tell everyone "Orange Man Bad.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Let's call it a trial balloon.

Weekend watchdog

The weather is getting warmer.
Time for travel.
Outdoor activities.
TV sports are still part of the spring and summer, but it's time for hiatus for this blog until the NFL preseason gets going August 1.
The Orioles and Nationals will fill the evening schedule on MASN most nights.
ESPN has the Sunday night window, and Fox will be airing games on the Saturdays prior to the All-Star game. Cleveland will host the mid-summer classic.
The postseason continues in the NBA and NHL this weekend, with 16 teams in each league battling for the crown. ABC has the NBA Finals in early June while NBC and NBC Sports network carry the Stanley Cup Final.
The NFL draft will be held in Nashville April 25-27, with primetime coverage on ABC Thursday and Friday. ESPN and NFL network will also follow the picks.
NASCAR continues on Fox and FoxSports1 through June, moving to NBC and NBC Sports network with the June 30 race at Chicagoland.
NBC takes over coverage of the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day,  with other IndyCar circuit races on NBC Sports network
With the Masters over, the PGA tour has three more majors to fill the schedule. Tiger Woods goes for his 16th major title at the PGA Championship in May, with U.S. Open following in June and British Open in July.
The tennis circuit has three more majors for the summer, with the French Open final on June 9, Wimbledon July 14 and the road to the U.S. Open from the end of July through August.
The NCAA's spring sports crown their champions in May and June. ESPN carries the lacrosse final four Memorial Day weekend, then the softball World Series and baseball World Series in Omaha.
The MLS continues through the summer on ESPN and FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network carries the Premier League's final weeks before delegation day in May.
FoxSports1 brings the German Bundesliga contests.
France hosts the 2019 Women's World Cup, with 24 teams battling to reach the final July 7.
For fans of the horses, there's the Kentucky Derby May 4 and Preakness May 18. If one horse wins the first two, a Triple Crown championship could be waiting at the end of the Belmont Stakes.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mull it over

It's been a long day of reviewing the Mueller Report and the various commentaries.
It comes down to one bottom line.
If there was no collusion, how do you obstruction an investigation into something that didn't happen?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Why "he fights" works

Ace highlights an interview with Norman Podhoretz about his reason for liking President Trump and his style.
That's one of the things--it may be the main thing--that explains his political success. It doesn't explain his success in general, but his political success, yes. Also--I often explain this to people--when I was a kid, you would rather be beaten up than back away from a fight. The worst thing in the world you could be called was a sissy. And I was beaten up many times. Trump fights back. The people who say: "Oh, he shouldn't lower himself," "He should ignore this," and "Why is he demeaning himself by arguing with some dopey reporter?"
I think on the contrary--if you hit him, he hits back; and he is an equal opportunity counter puncher. It doesn’t matter who you are. And actually Obama, oddly enough, made the same statement: "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun."

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bernie scares Democrats

Bernie Sanders is a millionaire.
He leads Democratic polling for 2020.
He even drew a big audience on Fox News Monday.
Some Democrats really don't like that news.
How, some Democrats are beginning to ask, do they thwart a 70-something candidate from outside the party structure who is immune to intimidation or incentive and wields support from an unwavering base, without simply reinforcing his “the establishment is out to get me”’ message — the same grievance Mr. Trump used to great effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Baby, what a great idea

The Other McCain encourages liberals who think having babies is bad for the environment. A "birth strike" strikes him as a good idea.
The “birth strike” is an excellent plan, insofar as it will encourage environmentalists, feminists and other liberal wackos to eliminate themselves from the gene pool, thus providing a decisive Darwinian advantage to conservatives. By the time it’s decisively proven that “climate change” was just another liberal fraud, like the Jussie Smollett hoax, all the environmentalists will be too old to have children, and thus the Trump voters will inherit the earth. It’s brilliant.

Weekend watchdog

For 70 years, the winner of The Masters has received a green jacket after his triumph.
By twilight Sunday, another winner will claim his jacket.
CBS has third round action from Augusta National Saturday at 3 p.m. Final round coverage starts Sunday at 2 p.m. The green jacket tradition began in 1949, with Sam Snead taking it home in the first official presentation.
ESPN has the second round Friday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles visit the Red Sox for the weekend on MASN while the Nationals host the Pirates on MASN2 for the weekend.
FoxSports1 has the Giants'  contest with the Rockies Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Mets-Braves. ESPN offers the Cardinals against the Reds Sunday at 4 p.m. and Mets battling the Braves at 7 p.m.
The NHL playoffs continue with Game 2 between Columbus and Tampa Bay Friday at 7 p.m. on CNBC. The Penguins tangle with the Islanders at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, then coverage shifts out west for Blues-Jets at 9:30 p.m. on CNBC and Golden Knights against the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Capitals-Hurricanes Saturday at 3 p.m. and Maple Leafs battling the Bruins at 8 p.m. The Predators host the Stars on NBC Sports network at 6 p.m., followed by the Avalanche meeting the Flames.
The Penguins host the Islanders on NBC Sunday at noon. NBC Sports network has Lightning-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. before the Golden Knights tangle with the Sharks at 10 p.m. CNBC brings the Jets against the Blues at 7:30 p.m.
The NBA playoffs get going Saturday with Eastern Conference matchups between the Nets and Sixers on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. and Magic-Raptors at 5 p.m. ABC brings Warriors-Clippers at 8 p.m. followed by the Nuggets hosting the Spurs on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's action starts with the Celtics taking on the Pacers at 1 p.m. on TNT. The TrailBlazers meet the Thunder on ABC at 3:30 p.m., then top-seeded Milwaukee tangles with the Pistons at 7 p.m. on TNT. Houston hosts the Jazz at 9:30 p.m. on TNT.
The NCAA's Frozen Four finishes Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Minnesota-Duluth facing Massachusetts for the title.
Richmond hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's the Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car race Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Formula One races in China Sunday at 2:05 a.m. on ESPN2. There's qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
Notre Dame plays its spring football game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has Alabama's spring game Saturday at 2 p.m.
 In the MLS, Minnesota United faces New York City FC Saturday at 5 p.m. Sporting KC takes on the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. 
NBC Sports network has Leicester City against Newcastle United Friday at 2:55 p.m. It's Tottenham Hotspur meeting Huddersfield Town Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Burnley's battle with Cardiff City at 10 a.m. NBC brings Manchester United-West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Manchester City Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Liverpool-Chelsea at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Leipzig meets Wolfsburg on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Dortmund battles Mainz at noon. Fortuna Dusseldorf faces Bayern Munich Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Eintracht Frankfurt takes on Augsburg Sunday at noon.
There's women's pro soccer between the Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
MASN has the Apple Blossom Handicap Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Tokyo City Cup at 7 p.m. The Arkansas Derby goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State in college baseball Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
In college softball, Auburn faces Georgia Saturday at noon on ESPN2. It's Oregon-UCLA on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
James Madison visits Drexel in women's lacrosse Friday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports Washington has rugby between San Diego and New York Sunday at 1 p.m.
Denver hosts Motocross racing Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to lose in 2020

Roll Call gives Democrats the bad news.
Time will tell how long this Democratic primary “team” sticks together in its mission to unseat President Donald Trump. At some point, individual ambition is bound to overcome party unity.
Pop the popcorn when they start.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Barr the door

The door to collusion by Trump is closing.
The door to the start of the investigation is opening.
The big story was the affirmative answer he gave to a question about whether he was planning to investigate the provenance of the Russia probe itself. That would, of course, include the FISA court scandal and the Steele dossier, not to mention strange--let's call them spooky-- occurrences in the UK well before the election. Barr noted he also would look at the eight criminal referrals of DOJ personnel and others coming from Devin Nunes. He further noted we could expect the inspector general's report on these matters in May or June. He was filled with such news, much of it spontaneously given. Perhaps even John Huber will surface.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Candace vs. the narrative

Candace Owens appeared before Congress Tuesday.
She impressed Powerline.
Yahoo news wasn't impressed.
How dare she speak things that don't follow the narrative Democrats believe?

Monday, April 8, 2019

When that did not work

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of all the government entities that tried to take out Donald Trump.
The final irony? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump.
Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Anything to win

We have all heard about Joe Biden's first wife and daughter died in a car crash in 1972.
But his spin on the accident appears to unnecessarily implicate the other driver.
The sad story is 29-year-old senator-elect Biden received the horrible call in December, 1972, that there was an accident in which his wife Neilia and baby daughter Naomi were killed, and his young sons Beau and Hunter severely hurt. Mrs. Biden seems to have driven into a busy intersection, into the path of an oncoming truck. Its driver was Curtis Dunn. Investigators found him blameless. Of no surprise, according to his family, his involvement in the deaths of Mrs. Biden and her daughter weighed on Dunn until his own death in 1999.
It was a heartbreaking story all around, and with officials leaving no doubt of the truck driver’s complete innocence, what was the point of doing or saying anything more than letting Neilia and Naomi Biden rest in peace? As for Joe Biden, the tragedy was so utter that the accident’s circumstances were best left unremarked. Never mind unembellished.
But embellished they became. When exactly, we don’t know. Why? That’s a question the answer to which is unfathomable — or if for political purposes, utterly deplorable. For some reason, the evidence shows, in the early 2000s, Joe Biden began to remark in public that his wife had died at the hands of someone who “allegedly . . . drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch.” That Curtis Dunn “was an errant driver who stopped to drink.” That drunk-driver story spread into news accounts. The Dunn family, who had strong sympathy for Biden, was shocked by the sullying of their now-dead father. They wrote the senator and asked him to stop and reminded him of the exonerating investigation. When that didn’t happen, they went public.
What does it say about Biden that he tries to change the narrative to help his political career?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Remember when

As Virginia prepares for Saturday's national semifinal, Jerry Ratcliffe remembers the last trip to the Final Four.

Saturday song





Starting Saturday with a big surprise from Chicago.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Charles Barkley picked Virginia to win the NCAA tournament before it started.
But he went to Auburn, a surprise regional victor.
Which team will he be cheering for Saturday?
The Cavaliers, the lone surviving top seed, faces the Tigers in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. on CBS. It's Michigan State-Texas Tech at 8:49 p.m., with Saturday's winners battling for the national championship Monday at 9 p.m.
In the Women's Final Four, Baylor and Oregon meet Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before Connecticut clashes with Notre Dame. The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's high school boys basketball semifinals on ESPN2 Friday at 3 and 5 p.m. ESPN has the final Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and the girls championship is on ESPN2 Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Orioles meet the Yankees on MASN Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals take on the Mets Saturday at 1 p.m. MASN and MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 has the Rangers taking on the Angels Saturday at 4 p.m. before the Cubs face the Brewers. The Rockies host the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Pacers tangle with the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with TrailBlazers-Nuggets in the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Spurs Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit the Knicks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
ABC has the Thunder's trip to Minnesota Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals gear up for the postseason against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports Washington has the Avalanche against Sharks Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
NASCAR hits Bristol this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity Series Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Grand Prix of Alabama Sunday at 4 p.m. after qualifying Saturday at 4 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Los Angeles FC Saturday at 3 p.m. on Fox. Cincinnati clashes with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
The United States women have an international friendly with Australia Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The men meet Belgium on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 p.m.
Southampton takes on Liverpool Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Crystal Place clashes with Newcastle United Saturday at 9:55 a.m. and Everton tangles with Arsenal Sunday at 9 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich meets Dortmund on Fox Saturday at 12:30 p.m. It's Hoffenheim-Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has Clemson's spring football game Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Baylor battles Oklahoma in college softball on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. South Carolina meets Auburn on ESPN Saturday at 6 p.m.
Top-ranked UCLA takes on Arizona State on ESPN2 Saturday at 5 p.m. and it's Arkansas-Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
It's the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Norway meets the United States at the World Curling Championship Friday at 9 p.m on NBC Sports network.
There's Motocross racing from Nashville Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sheer brilliance

Whoever created the gif of Joe Biden with Joe Biden deserves praise.
The 2020 campaign is going to be great fun.
If I were a Democrat, I'd apologize for that remark.
But I'm not.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hoos the best

Powerline highlights its favorite Virginia Cavaliers on the hardcourt as the Final Four looms.
Maybe someone on this team will move into the top four squads after this weekend.

Touch me in the morning

More women have come forward to tell tales of being touched by Joe Biden.
How many more will the new day bring?

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A hands-on guy

A nice job building a parody website for Joe Biden.
They have a good feel for him.

No Churchills here

Andy Schmookler at Blue Virginia pines for a hero - a Democrat to rally Americans like Winston Churchill rallied the British through World War II.
Who could that be in 2020?
Churchill spent the '30s warning of the looming danger of Hitler's Germany. But he was a lone voice in the political wilderness.
The establishment didn't listen to him.
They mocked him.
The people wanted peace, not war. They thought pledging not to fight would bring peace.
I found this in the Wikipedia entry on the famous Oxford Union debate about fighting for King and Country.
Digby addressed the packed chamber: "It is no mere coincidence that the only country fighting for the cause of peace, Soviet Russia, is the country that has rid itself of the war-mongering clique. The justification urged for the last war was that it was a war to end war. If that were untrue it was a dastardly lie; if it were true, what justification is there for opposition to this motion tonight?"
They thought Soviet Russia was doing things the right way.
I guess Bernie would be his best Churchill.
Everyone else in the Democratic field appears to have the same views, sticking with the herd.
No opinions are allowed that don't match the current tenor of the activists.
Not the place to find a Churchill that fights.

Emphasis on Mad

A Slate writer watched Rachel Maddow last week and came away scared.
I’ll admit that I haven’t watched Maddow regularly for the past few years. Turning on her show this week was like discovering a Facebook friend is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She looks the same as she did, she even sounds the same, but 15 minutes into a conspiratorial rant with no sense of proportion or, honestly, responsibility, you realize that something has gone wildly wrong.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Official Earth Hour song





I hear it's Earth Hour today.

Time to play the official song for the event.

Saturday song





Get your morning going with Mason Williams. It's a gas.

Coming attractions

Andrew McCarthy knows what's going next when the Mueller report is eventually released.
But let’s not pretend there is anything edifying in further plumbing the depths of “Trump–Russia collusion.” When the Mueller report is published, we’ll still be talking past each other, selectively mining the details so one side can say “no collusion,” and the other side can say “boatload of collusion.” No judge, no resolution . . . just fatigue.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Weekend watchdog

One game down, 161 to go for professional baseball's 150th anniversary season.
The Nationals resume their series with the Mets Saturday and Sunday on MASN, while MASN2 carries the Orioles' games against the Yankees Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
FoxSports1 has a pair of contests Saturday, with Braves-Phillies at 4 p.m. followed by Giants against Padres at 8:40 p.m.
ESPN closes the weekend with two more games, bringing the Cubs' clash with the Rangers at 4 p.m. and Braves' battle with the Phillies at 7 p.m.
The Sweet 16 continues Friday with LSU-Michigan State at 7 p.m. Friday on CBS, then Duke meeting Virginia Tech. TBS offers North Carolina against Auburn from Kansas City at 7:29 p.m. before Kentucky-Houston.
TBS has Saturday's regional finals, with Texas Tech tangling with Gonzaga at 6 p.m. from Anaheim before Virginia battles Purdue at 8:30 p.m.
CBS covers action from Washington and Kansas City Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m.
Then we'll have the four teams for next weekend's semifinals.
The best two teams in Division II meet on CBS Saturday at 3 p.m.
On the women's side, ESPN starts the Sweet 16 Friday at 7 p.m. with UCLA against Connecticut. Top-seed Louisville meets Oregon State at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has Arizona State's contest with Mississippi State Friday at 9 p.m. followed by South Dakota State-Oregon.
North Carolina State tangles with Iowa Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on ESPN and then it's South Carolina-Baylor. The action moves to ESPN2 at 4 p.m. as Notre Dame takes on Texas A&M and Missouri State meets Stanford.
ESPN has a pair of regional finals Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. and there's two finals Monday on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. \
The Wizards visit the Jazz Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and take on the Nuggets Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Texas for the weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it's the Truck Series Friday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Formula One has the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2 after qualifying Saturday at 10:55 a.m.
It's a match play weekend on the PGA tour, with NBC covering the World Golf Championship Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals visit Tampa Bay Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC carries the Rangers against the Flyers Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Bruins visit the Red Wings on NBC Sports network Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
On the college ice, it's Harvard against Massachusetts on ESPN2 Friday at 3 p.m. and the East Regional final Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
Yale faces Penn in college lacrosse Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
D.C. United takes on Orlando City Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and ESPN2 has Galaxy against Portland at 9 p.m.
Fulham faces Manchester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Manchester United-Watford and West Ham United against Everton at 1:25 p.m.
Cardiff City clashes with Chelsea Sunday at 9 p.m. before Liverpool takes on Tottenham Hotspur.
In the Bundesliga, Hannover takes on Schalke on FoxSports1 Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
NBC Sports Washington has indoor soccer between the Blast and Utica City Sunday at 2 p.m.
It's the final of the Miami Open Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2 after the women's final Saturday at 1 p.m. The men have their semifinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m.
MASN has the Florida Derby Saturday at 6 p.m. and the Santa Ana Derby at 7 p.m.
Texas takes on Oklahoma State in college softball Saturday at 8:30 p.m on ESPN2 and Arizona faces Arizona State Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
 There's motocross racing from Houston Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

They had nothing

The Washington Post tells how the Trump team avoiding an interview with the Mueller team.
Central to the Trump strategy — developed first by Cobb and Dowd and later carried out by Giuliani, Sekulow and the Raskins, as well as Flood, who from his White House perch represented the office of the presidency — was to cooperate fully with every request for documents and witnesses from Mueller, including Trump’s written answers to some questions.
Their goal: to satisfy Mueller’s hunt for information to the extent that the special counsel would not have legal standing to subpoena the president’s oral testimony.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Talk this way

After a great week for President Trump, how about a salute to talk radio hosts?
Talk radio was at the forefront reminding audiences of the difference between someone going to jail for tax and bank fraud versus having a hand in treason. Talk radio stopped to ask just who are these “unnamed sources” claiming “explosive new claims” while mainstream media relentlessly hyperventilated, “Today was the bombshell to inevitably take down the Trump administration once and for all!”
Don’t forget all the hours and hours of former Washington power players who sat in cable news guest chairs each predicting the unmistakable, undeniable, unforgivable, unquestionable crimes they just KNEW Donald Trump and his campaign committed. They staked their reputations on their certainty of Donald Trump’s guilt.
Meanwhile talk radio sliced, diced, and parsed each of their claims. Instead, questioning just what all these bureaucrat-turned-cable pundits might have had to hide themselves while they pointed the finger at Trump shouting “GUILTY!”

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Collusion delusion

How long will Democrats hold onto the idea of Russian collision?
It does make them feel better.
The idea that Trump colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton was appealing to many Democrats in the same way any conspiracy theory appeals to the confused: It seemed to explain the inexplicable, with paranoia providing enough elasticity to gloss over any plot holes. The theory's most attractive feature was the near-impossible task of debunking it.
And few realities were more confusing than Trump's win via victories in key Democratic states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, all of which went Republican for the first time in decades. How could an uncouth loudmouth like Trump defeat a polished professional like Clinton? Divine intervention — or at least some sort of outside intervention — was the only answer. Real Russian efforts to undermine confidence in the election only fed this confusion.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mike Lee approved transportation

In today's Senate debate about the Green New Deal, Senator Mike Lee showed how we'll get to Hawaii in the future.














Lowcountry lowdown

The Other McCain escaped the cold north for a weekend in South Carolina, including a visit to the small port of Georgetown.
He went to the town where I worked for three years to hear Marianne Williamson speak.
Does an unknown have a chance in 2020?
We'll see if the money and support rises high enough.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tell me more





It's not hard to imagine the Democrats breaking into song like Grease.

Hey Attorney General, tell me more.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Release the report - 288 characters at a time.

You want the Mueller report to come out?
President Trump will be tweeting it from now to Election Day 2020.
A daily reminder that his opponents were wrong sounds fine.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Collusion confusion

If there's no Russian collusion, then any obstruction of justice comes from dealing with an investigation that shouldn't have been started in the first place.

Hang up your broom

The Mueller phase of the Trump presidency is over.
The "witch hunt" failed to lead to indictments for Russia collusion during 2016 campaign.
The Democrats can keep trying, but that broom won't fly.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekend watchdog

For weeks, sports fans have been discussing which teams will squeak into the NCAA tournament.
By Sunday night, most of the bubble teams will be thinking about next season.
After sixteen games Thursday, the remaining sixteen games fill the slate Friday.
Virginia starts its run Friday at 3 p.m. on TruTV.
CBS begins its day at noon with Cincinnati-Iowa. Mississippi meets Oklahoma at 12:30 p.m. on TruTV, Texas Tech takes on Northern Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. on TNT and out west Kansas State tangles with Cal-Irvine at 2 p.m. on TBS.
Virginia Tech has the final tip of the day, playing St. Louis at 9:57 p.m.
CBS has four contests on Saturday beginning at noon, with doubleheaders on TNT - starting at 6 p.m - and TBS getting going at 7 p.m.
There's three more second round games on CBS Sunday, with TruTV having a contest at 7:30 p.m. TNT airs its two games at 6 p.m and 8:30 p.m., with TBS tip times at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
After a busy weekend, mostly the season's best teams - and a surprise or two - will begin preparing for the Sweet 16.
The women's tournament gets going Friday at noon on ESPN2. Maryland-Radford starts Saturday's play at 11 a.m. on ESPN2,
The second round gets going on ESPN2 Sunday at noon, and ESPN joins the coverage for a pair of games at 7 p.m.
There's a pair of NIT games on ESPN Saturday at noon and 2 p.m., and two more Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
Martinsville hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. Fox has the Truck Series Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Heat Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington
The Capitals clash with the Wild Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Flyers on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Avalanche visit the Blackhawks Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Nationals face the Cardinals in exhibition baseball on MASN Saturday at 1 p.m.
The PGA tour will be on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the NCAA wrestling tournament finals Saturday at 7 p.m., with semifinals Friday at 8 p.m.
TNT has the Alliance of American Football contest between Orlando and Atlanta Saturday at 2 p.m.
James Madison faces Elon in college softball Saturday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports Washington. It's Washington-Oregon on ESPN Saturday at 4 p.m. and LSU meets Georgia Sunday at 4 p.m. Baylor battles with Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Louisiana Derby Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Saracens faces Harlequins in rugby on NBC Sports network Saturday at 11 a.m.
There's motocross racing from Seattle Saturday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Trump's gonna win big

Politico gives Democrats the bad news - based on the economy, President Trump should easily win re-election.
"The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it," said Donald Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics, a research firm whose model correctly predicted Trump’s 2016 win when most opinion polls did not. "I just don't see how the blue wall could resist all that."
Cry, Democrats, cry.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A real obnoxious team

The Cleveland Browns are going to be obnoxious from now until the season opens in September.
This parody proves it.

Neighborhood improvement

If your neighbor complains about the height of your fence, don't do what this guy did.
Jason Windus of Santa Rosa said he built the tall fence to keep his dogs in his yard, but after a neighbor complained, the city forced him to reduce the height or face a fine, KTVU FOX 2 reported.
Windus chopped it to the maximum 36 inches, and then set up five naked mannequins — with some standing and others seated on chairs in his yard.
“I don’t know who it is and I’m sure they’re not going to come forward,” Windus told the news outlet of the protesting neighbor. “And even if they do, this is just a statement for them — maybe mind your own business a little bit.”

Monday, March 18, 2019

Which witch is which

A new poll shows half the country agrees with President Trump - it's a witch hunt against him.
And it's not just Republicans.
Independents believe Trump has been the victim of a witch hunt, by 54%/42%.
Never Impeach appears to be winning.

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

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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.