Sunday, January 26, 2020

Thus says the bully

Blue Virginia highlights one of its commenters on impeachment.
The reader supposedly demolishes the arguments on the Trump side.
But the post ends with this.
I honestly don’t know how you Trumpanzees can honestly say with a straight face that this is supposedly about “us” simply not accepting the election results. But bullies project their own tendencies onto to others, especially the victims, all the time. I guess this is not surprising with Trump and his deplorable followers.
Way to be persuasive.
I doubt you'll feel any better at the end of the week.

Nobody cares. It's the saddest thing ever

Althouse checks out Maureen Dowd's latest on impeachment, and the sad cry from the Senate gallery.
One Democratic Senate staffer mourned the apathy. 'Our phones aren’t ringing,' he told me. 'Nobody cares. It’s the saddest thing ever.' One side of the room seemed to be smirking 
Which got her thinking.
Sounds like a lament from a female teenager from back in the days when people talked on the phone. Here's the song that drifted through my head...
Bobby Vinton's Mr. Lonely goes great with impeachment coverage.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday song

Enjoy your day, all star

Impeachment of Hunter Biden

President Trump's side gets its time in front of the Senate, starting Saturday morning.
How will it go?
When will Alan Dershowitz speak (that's what I want to see).
Will Hunter Biden be a big part?
If the Ukraine call was impeachable, it would be because there was nothing wrong with Hunter Biden's deals there.
If President Trump had good reason to question Biden's connections with Ukraine, now is the time to tell us.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Weekend watchdog

The football season has one big game left.
The ice hockey season has reached the halfway mark.
This weekend, both groups bring their best together.
The best of the NFL - minus the Chiefs and 49ers - gather in Orlando for the Pro Bowl. ESPN has coverage Sunday at 3 p.m.
St. Louis hosts the NHL All-Stars, with NBC carrying the contest Saturday at 8 p.m. NBC Sports network has the skills competition Friday at 8 p.m.
The Wizards head to Atlanta Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Clippers tangle with the Heat Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and it's Celtics-Pelicans Sunday at 6 p.m.
ABC carries the Lakers against the 76ers Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin faces Purdue Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 followed by Marquette-Butler.
 Villanova battles Providence on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday it's Maryland-Indiana at 1 p.m.
Missouri meets West Virginia on ESPN Saturday at noon, followed by LSU-Texas. Tennessee takes on Kansas at 4 p.m., with Kentucky against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. and top-ranked Baylor battling Florida at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has four games Saturday, starting at noon with Miami-North Carolina. Mississippi State meets Oklahoma at 2 p.m. followed by TCU-Arkansas and Kansas State's clash with Alabama at 6 p.m.
It's Illinois-Michigan Saturday at noon on FoxSports1, followed by St. John's-DePaul. Washington clashes with Colorado at 9 p.m.
There's a pair of ACC contests on NBC Sports Washington Saturday, with Clemson's contest with Louisville at 2 p.m. followed by North Carolina State-Georgia Tech. Dayton duels with Richmond at 6 p.m.
VCU faces LaSalle on NBC Sports network Saturday at noon.
Fox has a doubleheader Sunday, with Michigan State-Minnesota at 3 p.m. before UCLA battles Oregon at 5 p.m.
Xavier clashes with Creighton Sunday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
On the women's court, MASN offers Mt. St. Mary's against Bryant Saturday at 2 p.m.
Texas takes on Oklahoma State on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
Virginia Tech hosts Clemson Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
ESPN2 has a top 10 battle between Oregon and Oregon State at 4 p.m.
St. John's takes on Seton Hall on FoxSports1 Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Saturday at 8 p.m. Earlier action will be Friday at 5 p.m.
The Australian Open continues, with third round coverage on ESPN2 Friday at 9 p.m. and there's round of 16 matches Saturday at 9 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Torrey Pines Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
In the Bundesliga, Eintracht faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Werder Bremen meets Hoffenheim Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Leverkusen tangles with Dusseldorf at noon.
There's Italian Serie A between Roma and Lazio Sunday at 11:55 a.m.
The 24 hours of Daytona gets coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., continuing Sunday at 6 a.m. NBC finishes the race from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
 It's X Games weekend in Aspen, continuing on ESPN Friday at 10:35 p.m., Saturday at 10 p.m., moving to ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m. The event concludes Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has rugby between Bristol and Gloucester Saturday at 10 a.m.
There's indoor track from Boston Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bring on the Bidens

Andrew McCarthy thinks the Democrats made a mistake in their early arguments against President Trump.
In sum, the House’s chief prosecutor represented to the American people that President Trump had asked his Ukrainian counterpart to fabricate a false case against Biden. In any court in America, that would open the door to the Trump defense team to show that this was not the president’s intention at all; he was simply asking Zelensky to look into a situation that cried out for an inquiry.
In light of Schiff’s explicit allegation, the president is entitled to an opportunity to show that there was reason for him to believe that a notoriously corrupt Ukrainian energy company had retained Hunter Biden and paid him a fortune despite his lack of qualifications; and that later, despite the blatant conflict of interest, then–vice president Biden extorted Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, threatening to withhold $1 billion in desperately needed funds.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Life of the party

President Trump plans to spend part of his Friday speaking to the March for Life.
More important than what's happening in the Senate chamber.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Billy the kid moving on up

Billy Wagner nearly doubled his Baseball Hall of Fame votes this year, moving to 31.7% after five years on the ballot.
I watched him pitch many times in high school.
It will be very cool to see him get to Cooperstown.
Hopefully, in a few years.

Nobody likes Bernie

Hillary Clinton hits the interview circuit again - and comes down hard on Bernie Sanders.
But there are some fun parts to the story, including Hillary’s unsurprising opinion that “Nobody likes [Bernie Sanders], nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Of course, some of this is Hillary’s bitterness at what she thinks was the sexism of Bernie’s challenge to her in 2016: “It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.”
If there's anyone who knows about being unlikable, it's Hillary.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Richmond still stands

Thousands came for the pro-gun rally at the capital Monday.
Predictions of violence were wrong.
Fear lost and bravery won the day.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Getting stronger every day

PJ Media tells the good news about the United States in 2020.
The labor participation rate is breaking records. Unemployment is at historic lows across all demographics. Wages are increasing, faster for those at the lower income levels than for those at the top. China has agreed to a historic trade deal. Congress (finally) passed the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal which will create jobs across the continent. The stock market keeps breaking records despite impeachment. There’s almost too much good news to pack into one paragraph. It all points to growing American strength just a few years after President Barack Obama mused aloud about a “post-American world.”

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Facebook quote of the week

Facebook has become mostly worthless. All I see are repeat posts, advertisements, friend suggestions, and group suggestions. It feels like they've killed the goose that laid the golden egg.

Saturday song

Earth, Wind and Fire ask what happens after the love is gone.

Friday, January 17, 2020

You threw a fit, so we must acquit

Welcome Alan Dershowitz to the Trump defense team when the impeachment trial gets going next week.
O.J. could only dream of a team of lawyers like Trump will have.

Weekend watchdog

The Kansas City Chiefs ended the NFL's 50th season by winning the Super Bowl. Sunday, they'll try to advance to the final game of the NFL's 100th season.
The Chiefs take on the Titans on CBS at 3 p.m. in the AFC championship game.
Kansas City survived an early surge by Houston last Sunday, overcoming a 24-0 deficit before posting a 51-31 win. Tennessee rumbled past the top-seeded Ravens 28-12 to advance to the championship as a sixth-seed.
On the NFC side, San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Fox at 6:30 p.m. The 49ers won the November matchup 37-8, but the Packers won their final five regular season games while San Francisco dropped contests to Baltimore and Atlanta.
The 49ers rolled past Minnesota 27-10 while the Packers advanced with a 28-23 victory over Seattle.
The two winners advance to Miami for the big game on February 2.
The Australian Open begins its' two-week run Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Bulls meet the 76ers Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Portland's visit to Dallas.
ABC has the Clippers' contest with the Pelicans Saturday at 3:30 p.m., and the Lakers visit the Rockets at 8:30 p.m.
The Wizards visit the Raptors Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Dayton faces Saint Louis on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Wisconsin meets Michigan State Friday at 7 p.m on FoxSports1 and Michigan tangles with Iowa at 9 p.m.
CBS has Auburn-Florida Saturday at 1:30 p.m. followed by Oregon against Washington.
Seton Hall takes on St. John's Saturday at noon on Fox. It's Arizona-Colorado at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with North Carolina-Pittsburgh. Kansas tangles with Texas at 2 p.m, then Kentucky meets Arkansas at 4 p.m. Duke battles Louisville at 6 p.m.
Baylor meets Oklahoma State on ESPN2 at noon, with Purdue-Maryland at 2 p.m. Houston takes on Wichita State at 4 p.m., followed by Northern Iowa-Bradley and LSU faces Mississippi at 8 p.m. It's BYU-Gonzaga in the nightcap.
Connecticut clashes with Villanova Saturday at noon on FoxSports1, then Georgetown meets Marquette at 2 p.m. and Providence clashes with Creighton at 4:30 p.m.
There's three Atlantic 10 contests on NBC Sports network. LaSalle visits Rhode Island at 12:30 p.m., then Richmond faces George Mason at 2:30 p.m. and it's George Washington-Massachusetts at 4:30 p.m.
On the women's court, West Virginia visits Baylor Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Louisville faces North Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday followed by Central Florida-South Florida. St. Bonaventure meets LaSalle Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. ESPN has high school basketball between IMG Academy and Montverde Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Capitals host the Devils Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington NBC Sports network has the Lightning's trip to Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m. Pittsburgh takes on Boston on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Watford takes on Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Burnley battles Leicester City Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Manchester United. In the Bundesliga, Augsburg faces Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Bayern Munich battles Hertha Berlin Sunday at 9:30 a.m. AC Milan meets Udinese in Italian Serie A on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:25 a.m. Rutgers tangles with Penn State in wrestling Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. There's Pro Series swimming on NBC Sports network Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Penn State takes on Nebraska in women's gymnastics Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and it's Oklahoma-Alabama Friday at 9 p.m. NBC Sports network offers motorcycle racing in Anaheim Saturday at 10 p.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rise of the disgruntled koala

Kurt Schlichter catches up on the Democratic candidates - and Bernie's rise.
 Let’s be clear about one thing – Bernie Sanders is not cute and he’s not funny. He’s an unrepentant adherent of a vicious ideology that has butchered better than 100 million people in the last hundred years. The risk of electing a doctrinaire Marxist is open civil war – with his murder-fetishizing acolytes on the anti-freedom side along with the Never Trump True Conservatives™ who contend that True Conservatism™ demands we submit to communist rule because Trump tweets mean things at fugly celebs.

She speaks with forked tongue

Elizabeth Warren vs. Bernie Sanders.
Bring it on.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Remember when

Mark Steyn remembers when Donald Trump went to Vermont as 2016 dawned.
The headline in Friday's local paper read: "BURLINGTON TRUMPED". That's what his fans liked. In the liberal heart of a liberal state, the supporters streaming out of the Flynn Theatre, waving genially to the social-justice doofuses across the way, couldn't recall a night like it. Not in Vermont. In New Hampshire, sure. In South Carolina. But not in Vermont. It felt good to be taking it to the other side's turf. And they'd like a lot more of it between now and November.

Monday, January 13, 2020

He's the spare. Why do we care?

Prince Charles had two sons.
The heir and the spare.
We've spent a lot of time the last week talking about the spare.
With William now having three children, Prince Harry is much further down the list of potential British rulers.
You can have a great life as it is.
Could have.
The last week will make the rest of Harry's life a lot tougher.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Beating the dead ERA horse

Virginia Democrats think they are the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, meeting the 3/4 of states needed to have the amendment make the Constitution.
Except the amendment originally had a seven-year time frame to ratify - which expired when I was in high school.
There was an extension until 1982 - which expired when I was in college.
And five of the 38 states have voted to pull their ratification.
Can ratification only go one way?
The courts get to continue to deal with this issue.
If you'd like the amendment in the Constitution, a new decade is a great time to start.
Virginia is one, work on the other 37.

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Purple teams went 0-for-3 in playoff games Saturday.
But someone with purple in their scheme has to win Monday's college playoff finale.

Saturday song

Good morning. Let the sun shine in.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Weekend watchdog

By the end of Monday, we'll have two college football champions and the four teams still alive for Super Bowl LIV.
The best football weekend of the year begins Saturday when North Dakota State and James Madison meet again for the Football Championship Subdivision title game. ABC has coverage at noon from Frisco, Texas.
The Bison have claimed seven of the past eight championships at this level, with James Madison winning the 2016 title after ousting the Bison in the semifinals.
The NFL playoffs kickoff Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC, with NFC top-seed San Francisco facing Minnesota. The 49ers hope to advance to the conference championship for the first time since the 2013 postseason, while the Vikings last played for the Super Bowl berth two years ago.
Saturday's primetime matchup has the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens hosting Tennessee on CBS. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with the road team taking each contest.
Houston takes on Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS. The Texans snagged a win against the Chiefs earlier in the season, but Kansas City gained the second seed.
Fox has the Packers' contest with the Seahawks at 6:40 p.m. Both teams have won Super Bowls in the past 10 years, and Seattle won the last postseason contest between the two prior to Super Bowl XLIX,
Clemson and LSU contest the Football Bowl Subdivision championship Monday on ESPN. LSU holds the top seed in the tournament, while Clemson looks to defend its championship.
The Pelicans take on the Knicks on ESPN Friday at 7:15 p.m. and the Lakers meet the Mavericks at 9:45 p.m.
The Wizards host the Hawks Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Jazz come to town Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Maryland meets Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1, then Butler battles Providence at 9 p.m.
Northern Kentucky faces Illinois-Chicago Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has Baylor's contest with Kansas Saturday at 1 p.m. and Michigan State meets Purdue Sunday at noon.
Ohio State tangles with Indiana on Fox Saturday at noon. Creighton clashes with Xavier at 2 p.m.
Alabama faces Kentucky on ESPN at noon Saturday, followed by Notre Dame-Louisville. Syracuse battles Virginia at 4 p.m., with Georgia against Auburn at 6 p.m. and Mississippi State taking on LSU at 8 p.m.
ESPN2 has six contests Saturday, starting at noon with Cincinnati's clash with Central Florida. Oklahoma State takes on TCU at 2 p.m. and Houston tangles with Tulsa at 4 p.m. It's Texas Tech against West Virginia at 6 p.m., followed by Oklahoma-Iowa State and USC's matchup with UCLA at 10 p.m.
It's North Carolina State against Virginia Tech Saturday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Georgetown visits Villanova Saturday at noon on FoxSports1.
Massachusetts meets Dayton on NBC Sports network Saturday at 12:30 p.m., followed by Saint Joseph's-Davidson.
Richmond hosts St. Louis Saturday at 6 p.m. on MASN.
MASN2 has DePaul-St. John's Saturday at noon.
Memphis meets South Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
Arizona faces Oregon State Sunday at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1.
In high school hoops, Huntington Prep takes on IMG Academy Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
On the women's court, ESPN2 has Maryland's meeting with Michigan Sunday at noon followed by Central Florida-Cincinnati.
It's St. John's-DePaul Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Virginia tangles with Texas on MASN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Rhode Island against Davidson Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
The Capitals face the Devils Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Sheffield United faces West Ham United Friday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Crystal Palace clashes with Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Chelsea-Burnley at 9:30 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Liverpool on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
It's Bournemouth against Watford Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network before Aston Villa faces Manchester City.
Floretina faces SPAL in Italian Serie A on ESPN2 Sunday at 8:55 a.m.
There's motorcycle racing from St. Louis Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Love child, never quite as good

Hunter Biden's crash into the news universe continues to amaze.
Oh baby, he's a handful.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Miss me, miss me, now you gotta kiss me

What happens when Iran fires missiles and hurts no one?
DaTech Guy has some ideas.
Given what we’ve seen from the deep state I hesitate to give a lot of credit to the Government however I do presume they know more about this than me and from what I’ve seen from Donald Trump I trust him to make the right choice from this list (or a different one that I haven’t thought of) based on what he considers in the best interest for the country given the realities on the ground.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Starting the new year right

Rush Limbaugh returned to his show Monday.
President Trump joined him for an interview.
A great way to get the word out.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Trump doctine - you die

Kurt Schlichter offers a simple explanation for the Trump doctrine.
You don’t get to hurt Americans. Ever If you do, bad things will happen.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

It's all bluster, buster

Worried about what Iran will do?
They'd better wonder, since President Trump knows what he'll do if Iran does anything.
They will talk and threaten.
But any attack on American interests will open them to another major attack.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Meat Loaf is cooking

We haven't heard much from Meat Loaf in the past 40 years.
He's still singing, and talking about Greta Thunberg.
I guess climate alarmists don't have a taste for Meat Loaf.

Do you follow the world?

The United Methodist Church has proposed a split over the ordination of gay clergy and the question of gay marriage.
The "Traditional Methodists" will consist of some American churches and more outside the States.
For liberals who blast American thoughts and praise those outside the country, why don't they follow the beliefs of their brothers around the world - and ban gay marriage?