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 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.
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.
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?