Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday song

Head back to the winter of 1980 and Escape with Rupert Holmes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

From the undocumented anchorman

Mark Steyn has been a primary backup anchor for the Rush Limbaugh show in recent years.
He offers his thoughts on Rush's passing.
I have come to admire him even more this last year. When he announced his diagnosis, we all knew this story only has one ending, and it's just a question of how many chapters there are leading up to it. Rush loved what he did more than anything in life except his family. He had no interest in going to Tahiti to watch the sunset. He wanted to be behind the Golden EIB Microphone every day that he could. So initially he took a couple of days off every three weeks for treatment, and then the two days became four, and the treatment weeks took their toll and spilled into the following week. But, through it all, he remained determined to do every single show he could - because, aside from anything else, he wanted to make sure he, his listeners, his brand, his stations did everything they could to put President Trump across the finish line on November 3rd.

Monday, February 15, 2021

I think he's in trouble

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can't hide behind President Trump now - his behavior from last spring has ignited into scandal.
Janice Dean will comment after being right for so many months.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday song

Blues Brothers with Soul Man gets your day going.

Remember the Newmans

Janice Dean continues to tell the story of her in-laws, the Newmans, who both died last spring due to COVID.
Hearts are still broken over their final days.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Lawyers always win

Awful Announcing gives its take on the breakup between Jason Whitlock and Clay Travis' Outkick.
Having worked and consulted at a lot of startups, figuring out fair equity stakes for founders, investors, and key additions is often a tricky path to navigate, and these types of disagreements are not uncommon. Going forward, the smart money is on this all being cleaned up by lawyers so the dispute doesn’t further spill into public view with both parties able to move on. With that in mind, Whitlock hints in the interview he’s been talking to The Blaze and Fox News for his next landing spot and throws cold water on the idea of going back to either ESPN or Fox Sports. As for the business at hand, it seems like so many things in life, the real winners here will be billable hours.

Trouble inside the Golden Dome

My time in Bluefield included covering several games for the Bluefield College Ramblin' Rams.
Now the kneeling Rams.
Maybe Tina Turner can visit and sing about the trouble "Just beyond the Golden Dome."

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Media incited it all

Today, the House managers played the edited video from August 2017 - also known as the Fine People Hoax.
Play the whole tape and much of the anger from the past four years dissipates.
There's no rally in Washington on January 6 if the true tape had been played. Instead of the edited tapes shown over and over again.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Case against Rogen

This column by Gad Saad got pulled from its original location.
So I posted it here to help it spread.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Not banned here

The Gateway Pundit has been suspended by Twitter.
For this announcement
Guess I'll have to visit there more often.
Thanks for advising me of the important story, Twitter.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Super Bowl guidelines

Excited during the game Sunday? Authorities say, "Please don't shout."
We live in a world with Tears for their Fears.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

GameStop? Not yet

Don Surber offers his take on the GameStop stock runup.
Young Robinhood customers are learning a life less that while people can get rich quick, they are not one of them. You have to be part of the In crowd. Martha Stewart thought she was. She went to prison over a $45,000 trade. Conrad Black also went to prison for a bad stock deal. No one at that hedge fund will do time for losing $13 billion.

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Don Surber has found the perfect way to spell Joe Biden's name - Xiden.
A constant reminder of the Chinese influence on the new president.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

He did so much with so little

Powerline gives President Trump a proper sendoff - telling the great things he did the past four years.
Why did Trump succeed as often as he did in the face of such relentless, and often crazed, opposition? Because he represented the American people, and his policies made sense. When Trump said “America first,” the establishment swooned in horror. Most people, on the other hand, thought it sounded like the president’s job description. It is a sign of the times that a presidential candidate’s vow to defend the American people, and advance America’s interests, was seen by many as radical.

Keep history alive

President Trump's 1776 Commission report seems to have quickly disappeared since noon.
Too bad they saved a copy for me to find.

Monday, January 18, 2021

"Be nice to your sister"

After Tom Brady beat Drew Brees in Sunday's NFL playoff game, the duo had some time together.
After Brady threw a pass to Brees' son in the end zone, he had final advice for another son before leaving.
"Be nice to your sister."

Thursday, January 14, 2021

17 and going strong

Ann Althouse hits her 17th year of blogging - something every day.
An impressive job, and an enjoyable place to see good discussion of the day's issues.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Whig out

I saw an interesting bit on Facebook today, saying the Republicans could be headed for a breakup like the Whigs in 1850.
Except, I reminded him, that Republicans won 14 of 18 presidential elections from 1860 to 1932.
And the Civil War.
Which got me looking into the Whig Party.
It wasn't strong enough against slavery, so northern Whigs shifted to the new Republican party.
Southern Whigs were stranded - against Democrats but not fiercely against slavery.
So from the ashes of the Whig Party, a party emerged that ended slavery and dominated politics for several generations.
Not a bad goal going forward.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Listen to me, I agree with experts

View social media and you see the conflict bubbling up.
"I saw people not following the guidelines."
"Don't they care?"
Then come the responses.
"The government doesn't have a right to control what I do in my house."
And the counters.
"It's not okay to be a mass murderer. Don't you see gathering during COVID is the same thing.?
And so on and so on.
And it's going to get worse into January.
It's all a matter of trust.
We don't have any in each other.
If you support the lockdowns, you use government action to try and enforce your way.
If you don't, and want to continue living life somewhat as you did in the past, you point to Florida and other areas where people are trying to do that.
We don't trust others to act thoughtfully.
Instead, each action outside our comfort zone becomes a threat.
Either a threat to our way of life.
Or a threat to our life.
When there's speculation - "your actions could harm me" - versus reality - "I missed my family members final days because of your rules." - who holds the upper hand?
In an ideal world, we would trust our neighbors to be making good decisions and let them following their reasons.
Instead of watching them out our window, and tattling.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Climategate Carol

Our neighborhood held a contest over the weekend to see who had the best light display. 
The Green New Deal crew won't be pleased. 
Al Gore speaks, no one's listening 
In the lane, lights are glistening 
Oh what a sight 
With houses really bright
Seeing all the Christmas lights are on 

 Gone away is good science 
Here to stay, blind allegiance 
We're singing our song 
Yet lights come on 
Look how all the Christmas lights are on 

On computers we can cook some data 
then pretend that it is warmer now 
They'll ask: Are you sure? 
We'll say: You know, man 
And here's the hockey stick that we have found 

 Later on, we'll conspire, 
With warnings, that are dire 
Make the people afraid 
We'll pass cap and trade 
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on 

 On computers we can cook some data 
And say skeptics are just circus clowns 
We'll have lots of fun with our bad data 
Until our own emails knock us down. 

 When we speak, ain't it thrilling 
People's hearts, they are chilling 
We'll frolic and play, the socialist way, 
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on

Friday, December 4, 2020

Wanted - three ghosts

Can we get some ghosts to visit Democratic governors this Christmas season? 
California and New York top the list. 
Pennsylvania has lots of offices needing to see the ghosts.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Bad news for Democrats

It's always nice to remind Democrats they failed at a major mission this year - winning state legislature races. 
This year, Democrats targeted a dozen state legislative chambers where Republicans held tenuous majorities, including in Pennsylvania, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Minnesota. Their goal was to check the power of Republicans to redraw congressional and legislative districts in 2021, and to curb the rightward drift of policies from abortion to gun safety to voting rights. 
In all cases, Democrats came up short. None of their targeted legislative chambers flipped, even though Biden carried many of the districts that down-ballot Democrats did not. It could make it harder for Democrats to retain a House majority in 2022.
Now, it's two years until Demcrats get neutered.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Ain't that a kick in the head?

Jason Whitlock wasn't impressed with the pooch kick heralded by ESPN as an historic milestone.
Sarah Fuller received a standing ovation for kicking the ball 30 yards or so and high-tailing it to the sidelines to be greeted by the winless head coach using her to save his job.
This wasn’t Jackie Robinson 2.0. It was Make A Wish.

Saturday song

A free weekend of SiriusXM gives you a chance to hear long lost songs, like this one from LeBlanc and Carr.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Release the Kraken

Looks like noon Thursday is the time. 
You want proof? 
You can't handle the proof.
Looks like they are going to get it.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The big question for Biden

Joe Biden - there's 70 million Americans who think you're an incompetent old fool with crazy friends.
How to do unify us?