Sunday, March 12, 2023

Who's going to pirate Dilbert strips?

Scott Adams has announced future Dilbert strips will only be available on the locals platform.
So the question for cheap supporters - will someone break his strips out of locals and into the general population.
It's $70 per year for locals.
Adams has lots of good stuff.
He'll still be on twitter.
I have years of experience avoiding content behind paywalls.
If it's good, someone will share the important parts in their media.
His stuff is enjoyable, but so much on the internet is enjoyable. You can't read it all, and you can't pay for everything you'd like to support.
It's time to wait and wonder.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

What have you done for me lately?

It's franchise tag day in the NFL.
Lamar Jackson received the "we like you, but not sure we want to marry you" tag from the Baltimore Ravens.
We'd like you to stay, but if you find a better deal, take it.
Jackson was great in 2019.
Until the playoffs that year.
Too many injuries since then.
Too many other quarterbacks have passed him since.
Younger, cheaper quarterbacks keep flowing out of college.
Good luck, Lamar. But the Ravens can keep more good players if you move on.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

All hail King Greg

Greg Gutfeld's show rules late night - even if his competitors deny fighting for the same audience.
But isn't the goal to get eyes on your show?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Years and years of Dilbert ideas.

Scott Adams has dominated the news recently - with a podcast that has led to widespread condemnation and newspapers dropping Dilbert from their lineups.
There are still newspapers?
Adams is still on Twitter, and Elon Musk appears to support his free speech rights.
Will Dilbert continue?
Adams now has years and years of ideas for his strip.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

We type, therefore we are

The blogosphere lost another long-time member with the death this week of Gerard Vanderleun - proprietor of American Digest.
He wanted his last post to be one discussing his name - passed down from any uncle who died during World War II. 
The post was first published on Memorial Day 2003 - with timeless themes of a family dealing with a loss years after the event.
His uncle's name is on a monument at Battery Park in New York.
His works at American Digest reside on the internet for two more years.
The memories endure.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Did anyone do a split screen?

Powerline discuesses two of today's big political event - the vote for Speaker of the House and Ron DeSantis' second inauguration.
They were going on at the same time.
Did any TV network show both?

Saturday, December 24, 2022

It is history that teaches us to hope

The Other McCain spent Christmas Eve with a lengthy post.
Read the whole thing and you will find wisdom at the end.
It is history that teaches us to hope.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Climategate carol

Somehow I forgot to post this last year.
How did we have Christmas without this parody?
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

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Mikes rule, sharks drool

Have you heard there's too many Mikes on Shark Week?
They forgot me.
I'm waiting for my call.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Great TV moments

My cable package recently added NHL network to my lineup.
So tonight, I watched a Zamboni tow a broken-down Zamboni off the ice.
That's entertainment.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Undefeated team watch

The 1972 Miami Dolphins can celebrate tonight - the last undefeated team of the 2022 season has suffered their first loss.
Washington couldn't give Miami a loss in Super Bowl VII, but it did against the Eagles Monday night.
Pop the champagne again, Dolphins.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Don't mess with Virginia's next governor

Winsome Sears stated her opposition to Donald Trump's current path on Thursday.
It's not about what you did the past.
It's what you've done lately.
Trump's perennial opponents often focus on his past deeds.
It's the future that matters.
Sears sees that. And we'll see a lot more of her as the 2025 gubernatorial campaign gets going.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Biden presidency died in Kabul

Salena Zito notes four major points on President Biden's road downhill toward major defeats in Tuesday's election.
The biggest?
The bug-out from Afghanistan.
Nothing much can be said about the disaster, and Biden's team doesn't make leaving Afghanistan a big part of the election strategy.
American lives lost.
Afghan hopes destroyed. 
All thanks to Joe Biden.
The people remember his failure.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

End of "Codify Roe v. Wade"

In only a few days, Democrats will lose a talking point.
No more "Codify Roe v. Wade."
To codify Roe v. Wade, Democrats have to hold their 50 seats and oust some Republican Senators.
From recent polling, that combination looks doubtful.
Sure, they could revive the talking point for 2024.
But if Republicans gain the majority this year, the 2024 Senate lineup looks better for Republicans gaining seats than Democrats getting back to 50 or over.
Republicans might even think about getting to 60. Then the new talking point will be "Filibuster-proof abortion ban."

Sunday, October 30, 2022

14 years down, more to come

The input of this blog as slowed, but it's now been 14 years since the start.
What a wild roller coast ride.
Looks like 2022 will be a good November.
More interesting topics to come.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Inflated hopes

Poor Democrats.
Trying to minimize the impact of inflation by claiming other countries are having the same problem.
We'll fire our current politicians and put in people with different ideas.
It's up to other countries to take care of their own inflation problems.

Monday, October 17, 2022

For Democrats, Woe-vember is coming

Three weeks until Election Day.
The numbers keep getting worse for Democrats and the campaign season winds down.
Democrats thought Roe-vember would lead to victory.
Looks like the calendar has Woe-vember next instead.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Undefeated team watch

We're in week 4 of the NFL season, and only one team has made it this far unscathed - the Philadelphia Eagles.
Who expected that when the season began?
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Would Allahpundit approve?

Checking HotAir's headlines, I saw an interesting link and clicked.
It was by Da TechGuy
Good to see a link to a solid conservative friend.
Allahpundit has moved on, and Captain Ed is in charge at
And he said change was in the air.
My new mission is to position Hot Air for the midterms and the 2024 election cycle as the, well, hottest place to find conservative perspectives, trenchant analysis, and aggregation of both breaking events and sharp takes in the commentariat.
We'll all benefit from the wisdom of Da TechGuy.

We'll talk ill of you, alive or dead

Uju Anya was first out of the box with an insulting tweet about Queen Elizabeth II just before she died.
It brought much discussion and pushback.
She keeps pushing.
“Speak no ill of the dead” is a weapon that’s leveled against the oppressed to silence them, to lionize oppressors, and to sanitize their history.
Thanks to her tweet, people will speak ill of her for many years to come.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Here he comes, on the FBI beat

Looks like the FBI is going to learn not to monkey around with the Monkees.
Micky Dolenz, the last surviving member of the pre-fab four from the 1960s, has sued the FBI to get any files on the group released.
What did the FBI collect on the Monkees at the peak of their popularity?
When they had a lot of a peel.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Does anybody know what time it is

The Other McCain talks about his visionary beer drinking buddies.
While nostalgia for the politics of yesteryear is generally misguided, nevertheless history offers inspiring examples of leaders who emerged in moments of crisis, men who knew What Time It Is and didn’t mind being called “extremists” for speaking the unpopular truth. Deo Vindice.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

We don't want her either

In a few days, Wyoming voters can oust Liz Chaney from Congress.
Her opponents has an idea for her future.
Not in my part of Virginia, please.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Democrats for Mountain Valley pipeline

HotAir found a good reason for Joe Manchin to support the Democrats' Build Back Better (lite) bill.
It pushes the approval and construction of the Mountain Valley pipeline for natural gas.
Virginia Democrats hate that pipeline, and already ended plans for a pipeline through Augusta County.
But it will help Manchin's West Virginia voters.
Manchin has been trying to get the Mountain Valley Pipeline finished for well over a decade. His version of the proposed bill would give that to him and he could bring home all of the jobs and opportunities (such as LNG exports) that would come with it to his constituents. But this still isn’t close to being a done deal.
We'll see if progressives can swallow this part of the bill.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Recession now or recession later

The White House is scrambling to deny this week that the country is in recession, pending Thursday's report.
They claim our current economy is not like a usual recession.
But they'd rather wait three months, and have a recession declared weeks before Election Day?
Seems more likely to doom Democrats.
Last-minute voters will be paying attention when the economy is then officially called in recession.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Burning down the house

The Green New Deal isn't happy with Joe Manchin.
They'd rather burn money than fossil fuels.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Democratic dreaming

I see Democrats reacting to the recent Supreme Court cases with their wish list.
This November, we can elect more Democrats, abolish the filibuster and make the changes we want.
It's like planning on getting out of debt by winning the lottery.
Ain't gonna happen.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Out of the mouths of babes

 From Powerline's week in pictures.

Thinking of Aunt Mary

With the reversal of Roe v. Wade, I thought about my Aunt Mary.
She was involved in the pro life movement from its start in the 70s.
She worked hard for the cause, and the hard work paid off at the Supreme Court.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Democrats are sunk

We have to wait for five months to be sure, but Democrats seem doomed in the 2022 elections.
Each time the price of gas goes up, another Democrat can plan on losing.
It doesn't matter what the price is in other places. 
Or that President Biden doesn't determine prices. 
Democrats can't avoid the blame.