Monday, November 12, 2018

Work to be done

The Republican Standard lists the things the lame duck Congress needs to do in the next few weeks.
If they don't?
Trump’s “Lame Duck” session with a Democratic majority in the House, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be loud, both figuratively and literally, presumably. Possibly though, he could take a page out of his predecessor’s commander-in-chief handbook and get some things done on The Hill. After all, he’s got a “phone and a pen.”

Saturday, November 10, 2018

In trouble, and how

Kimberly Strassel looks at how the mid-term election impacted Elizabeth Warren's future hopes.
And catch the Indian reference.
She put on a brave face Wednesday, when she told a crowd at Brown University that many Democrats coming to Washington ran “on a very progressive agenda that government is an important part of our lives.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend watchdog

In Major League Soccer, the conference semifinal series are home-and-home matchups.
The better regular season record gets you home for the important second leg - coming this weekend.
Three squads look to join Portland in advancing. Sporting KC hosts Real Salt Lake Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN after a 1-1 tie last week. Atlanta United faces New York FC at 5:30 p.m., and Columbus tries to continue its upset run against the Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fox has the Redskins' contest with the Buccaneers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Patriots take on the Titans on CBS at 1 p.m., followed by Seahawks-Rams.
It's Cowboys-Eagles Sunday on NBC, with the Giants visiting San Francisco on ESPN Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, it's CFL playoff time between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville takes on Syracuse at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Fresno State-Boise State.
CBS has an SEC doubleheader Saturday, with Mississippi taking on Texas A&M at noon before top-ranked Alabama meets Mississippi State.
Fourth-ranked Notre Dame faces Florida State on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
It's Penn State-Wisconsin on ABC at noon, then it's bedlam with Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.  In primetime, Boston College hosts Clemson.
Ohio State tangles with Michigan State on Fox at noon before Iowa hosts Northwestern. Texas takes on Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina facing Florida. Colorado clashes with Washington State at 3:30 p.m. and Georgia battles Auburn at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, California takes on Southern Cal.
Central Florida clashes with Navy at noon on ESPN2 and Minnesota meets Purdue at 3:30 p.m. The ACC Coastal matchup between Miami and Georgia Tech will be at 7 p.m., then UNLV goes to San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia tangles with TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Baylor battles Iowa State at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC network features Duke and North Carolina at 12:20 p.m.
Kansas State clashes with Kansas at noon on MASN2, and MASN offers Rhode Island-James Madison at 2 p.m.
The Monster Series championship four will be decided Sunday in Phoenix, with the flag dropping on NBC at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
The Celtics meet the Jazz Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
NBC Sports Washington-plus has the Bullets against the Magic Friday at 7 p.m.
The first week of the college basketball season continues Friday with Arkansas-Texas on ESPN at 7 p.m. Hampton plays VCU at 7 p.m. on MASN and Mississippi Valley State taking on Texas Tech at 9 p.m. on MASN2.
It's Evansville-Xavier Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 and Miami of Ohio battles Butler at 7 p.m. Oral Roberts takes on TCU Sunday at 5 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN has Army-Duke Sunday at 1 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers East Tennessee State against Creighton Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Cardiff City clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Leicester City's battle with Burnley. NBC features Tottenham Hotspur's contest with Crystal Palace.
Liverpool faces Fulham Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then it's Chelsea-Everton and Manchester City meeting Manchester United at 11:25 a.m.
Werder Bremen battles M'gladbach in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on  FoxSports1, and It's Leipzig-Leverkusen Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
In Italian Serie A, Atalanta faces Interazionale on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:25 a.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dealing with Democrats

Before the results came in Tuesday, Althouse has an idea what to expect from President Trump.
Our trickster President has plenty of tricks up his sleeve.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday

What will Wednesday bring?
Powerline has an idea.
I still say the worst nightmare for Democrats will be to capture the House by a narrow majority. Their base will demand impeachment and fireworks from oversight hearings. They are likely to be disappointed, and then frustrated and bitter, setting up Trump to cruise to re-election in 2020. You think liberals are miserable and paranoid now!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Undefeated team watch

No team will finish the 2018 campaign without a loss.
The Los Angeles Rams made it to 8-0 before falling to New Orleans on Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrate their place - alone - in NFL history once again.

Don't be shy

Are polls understating the support for Republicans?
Would you answer an unidentified person's questions about your preference?
Nixon had his "silent majority" at a time much like this one. The country was tearing itself apart over Vietnam and Nixon was the target of almost as much liberal vitriol and hate as Trump has been. The reason pollsters may be wrong again this time is that these "shy Trumpers" have been conditioned these last two years to keep their opinions to themselves so they don't get screamed at by their friends and relatives. There is a price to pay when bullies attack you for saying something halfway nice about the president. It's not pleasant.

Find your wave

Don Surber looks at the potential numbers for Tuesday.
The blue wave is real. Democrats could get 10 million to 20 million more votes in Senate races than Republicans do.
But the red wave also is real. At a minimum, they will increase their Senate majority by one.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Weekend watchdog

With a 6-2 record, the Virginia Cavaliers are eligible for a bowl berth for the second straight year.
The remaining four contests will determine where they go - maybe even to the ACC championship game.
Virginia, ranked 25th in the initial College Football Playoff poll, hosts Pittsburgh Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
At 4-1 in the Coastal Division, the Cavaliers stand just ahead of the Panthers and Virginia Tech, both 3-1 in the league. They have not appeared in an ACC championship game, established in 2004.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Arizona battles Colorado at 10:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS has a pair of big SEC contests on Saturday, with the Eastern Division battle between Georgia and Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama visiting LSU at 8 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson clashes with Louisville on ABC at noon. Coverage continues in the ACC with Florida State-North Carolina State, with Texas Tech taking on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
Ohio State hosts Nebraska at noon on Fox and Texas takes on West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. It's off to the Pac-12 at 7:30 p.m. with UCLA facing Oregon.
 ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Texas A&M. Michigan battles Penn State at 3:45 p.m. and it's Notre Dame against Northwestern at 7:15 p.m. The night ends with Washington State's contest with California at 10:45 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan State on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Iowa-Purdue. Duke duels with Miami at 7 p.m. and it's BYU-Boise State in the nightcap.
Baylor battles Oklahoma State at noon on FoxSports1, and TCU tangles with Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. Oregon State clashes with Southern Cal at 10 p.m.
The ACC network brings the clash between Georgia Tech and North Carolina at 12:15 p.m.
Syracuse takes on Wake Forest at noon on NBC Sports Washington.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins meet the Falcons on Fox at 1 p.m., with Rams-Saints in the late afternoon slot.
The Packers visit New England on NBC Sunday night, with Titans-Cowboys on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Wizards host the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and ESPN. The Timberwolves take on the Warriors on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.. The Wizards battle the Knicks Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Capitals host Dallas Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The MLS has four conference semifinal matchups Sunday. Columbus clashes with the Red Bulls at 3 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Portland-Seattle. The action moves over to FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. with New York FC against Atlanta, with Real Salt Lake taking on Sporting KC in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Bournemouth meets Manchester United Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Cardiff City-Leicester City. Manchester City faces Southampton Sunday at 9:55 a.m. before Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia M'gladbach meets Fortuna Dusseldorf Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 has the Big East women's soccer finale Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the Big 12 championship game at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC field hockey tournament semifinals are on NBC Sports Washington Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In unity, to dwell in unity

Kurt Schlichter wants unity.
On his terms.
Unity means not just accepting that Donald Trump is our president but the fact that he has a moral right to pursue the policies that he promised the people who elected him.
Unity means our elite not being jerks, and that’s why unity’s not in the cards anytime soon.

Tipsy

Powerline features a video of media figures saying "Trump has reached a tipping point," over and over again since he became president.
Some clever person put together this montage of the media claiming routinely since January 20, 2017 that a “tipping point” had been reached, that the newest “bombshell” was curtains for Trump, that “the walls are closing in.” Talk about fake news. Heh. Enjoy this—we’ve got a long way to go yet.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The world is not a John Lennon song

Roger Simon has decided to buy a gun.
Between the rising anti-Zionism and Jew hatred on our campuses and in the Democratic Party (what were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton doing being photographed with Louis Farrakhan?), the bloodthirsty jihadists, and the neo-Nazi monsters like this Bower character, we are at a point I never thought we'd reach in my lifetime. And as the co-screenwriter of two feature films about the Holocaust, I have a pretty good idea where it can lead.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams improved to 8-0 with a late score to beat the Packers.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are still watching.

X marks the spot

A decade ago, things looked dark.
Barack Obama loomed as the likely presidential election winner.
Democrats held both houses of Congress.
What did the future hold?
On this day in 2008, I started this blog.
Are you better off now than you were 10 years ago?
If so, it's nothing I did.
But starting a blog helped me get through the early days of the Obama era.
I saw new viewpoints and interacted with others with similar views.
And a few times, my views got a wider audience.
It's been great to ride the wave these 10 years.
On to more.

"I'm one of ya"

So many commercials for the election.
Watching Charlottesville's NBC 29, there's often a commercial for either Denver Riggleman or Leslie Cockburn every break.
She tries to say he's too extreme.
But the ad ends with him telling a crowd, "I'm one of ya."
In one of his commercials, she describes her panel as "elite."
No matter what you say, being one of you feels better than calling yourself elite.
Team common man has more members than team elite.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stand amidst the troubles

Over at DaTech Guy, a call to stand firm among all the troubles of just the last two days - a pipebomber caught and a shooting at a synagogue.
Meanwhile, I’ll pray for those who are in indescribable emotional pain. In this fallen world, there will be evil like this. I hope it doesn’t come to my own doorstep, but if it does, I want to be ready spiritually.
Because that’s the only way you can truly be ready for something like that. Remember how the family of the Charleston AME Church shooting victims reacted toward the perpetrator? That’s what I’m talking about.
Don’t be afraid.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Who'll run the Kwik-E-Mart?

Do you have a problem with Apu?
Some do.
Now Apu must go.
Guess he'll get to spend more time with his family.



















Thank you, come again.

Weekend watchdog

The Red Sox and Dodgers have been playing since before the first World Series.
But this year is only the second time they've met in the Fall Classic.
The series continues Friday with Game 3 from Los Angeles. Fox has coverage at 7:55 p.m., with games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:55 p.m. if necessary.
Boston took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday, hoping to win its fourth World Series since 2004. The Dodgers, who lost last year's Series in seven games, have not hoisted the trophy since 1988.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins battle the Giants on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Packers-Rams.
The Saints take on the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Patriots-Bills on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday night, with Miami-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by UCLA against Utah. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia's game with North Carolina Saturday at 12:20 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State on ABC at noon, then it's either Southern Cal-Arizona State or Houston against South Florida. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, it's Oklahoma State-Texas.
CBS has the top 10 contest between Georgia and Florida from Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame takes on Navy at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Wisconsin at noon on Fox, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Purdue takes on Michigan State. It's Iowa-Penn State at 3:30 p.m., then Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State and Arizona hosts Oregon in the nightcap.
Texas Tech takes on Iowa State on ESPN2 at noon. Syracuse battles North Carolina State at 7 p.m., followed by Hawaii-Fresno State.
TCU tangles with Kansas at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Washington clashes with California at 6:30 p.m.
There's a pair of ACC games on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday, with Wake Forest-Louisville at noon before Duke takes on Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m.
North of the border, Toronto tangles with Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the high school gridiron, Hewitt-Trussville faces Thompson Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NASCAR visits Martinsville as the playoff field has dropped to eight competitors vying for the season championship. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the Truck Series going on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards' contest with Sacramento Friday at 10 p.m. and visit to the Clippers Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
The Capitals have a Saturday contest against Calgary at 4 p.m..on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Minnesota-Duluth Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sporting Kansas City meets Los Angeles FC on FoxSports1 Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Cardiff City clashes with Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC has Leicester City against West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Arsenal battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 9:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen takes on Leverkusen on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Milan meets Sampdoria in Italian Serie A Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Virginia hosts North Carolina State in women's soccer Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There's women's volleyball between Duke and Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Don't look Ethel

PJMedia talks about some of the worst songs of the 70s.
Ray Stevens makes an appearance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Raising questions, not answering them

Legal Insurrection tells all the problems Elizabeth Warren brought back with her DNA test release.
Note the highlighted language. It’s in the middle of a fairly long Politico post, headline of which makes it seem as if there was no big negative fallout. But as Daily Mail U.S. Political Editor David Martosko tweeted, Politico buried the ledeBuried lede: 24% say Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test exercise made them think less favorably of her. Just 16% say it made them view her more favorably.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Don't you care

Kurt Schlichter hasn't gotten caught up in the latest media frenzy.
I don’t care about the Khashoggi caper because I see no reason to join in the faux shock that foreigners are terrible, or that the Saudis are so especially terrible that we must abandon a crucial ally against Iran, which hangs more gays from a single crane every day than the Saudis have ever chopped up in their consulates.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams cruised past the 49ers Sunday, improving to 7-0.
Up next? Green Bay next Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Better news for the final 16 days

The Other McCain wraps up the bad news for Democrats, in the form of elections that appear to be slipping away from them.
Will it be enough to keep the House and Senate both Republican?
One analyst quoted by Politico, David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, estimated there’s still a 30 percent chance Republicans might hold on to their House majority, although by the narrowest of margins. Of course, 30 percent is far better than chances the analysts predicted of a Trump victory two years ago, and the president has been campaigning relentlessly across the country in recent weeks.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The NBA opens its season in the midst of baseball playoffs, NFL football and college football.
What can bring attention to opening week?
LeBron James' move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
While most eyes are on college football Saturday, ESPN shows the Lakers' home opener against Houston at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN has a doubleheader Friday with Celtics-Raptors at 8 p.m. followed by the Warriors facing the Jazz. The Wizards face the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Baseball's postseason continues Friday when the National League returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Game 7, if necessary, will be Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Red Sox await the winner, with the World Series starting Tuesday at Fenway Park.
London games continue Sunday, with the Titans taking on the Chargers at 9:30 a.m. on CBS. The Patriots face the Bears at 1 p.m., with Redskins-Cowboys in the late afternoon slot. Fox carries the Panthers' contest with the Eagles at 1 p.m.
Hot starts by the Bengals and Chiefs moved their contest to Sunday night on NBC, with Giants-Falcons on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Boise State battles Colorado State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
TCU takes on Oklahoma on ABC Saturday at noon, then it's Penn State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Purdue hosts Ohio State.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox Saturday at noon before Colorado clashes with Washington. Oregon visits Washington State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Mississippi, followed by Clemson's contest with North Carolina State. LSU meets Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
Iowa faces Maryland on ESPN2 at noon and Wake Forest takes on Florida State at 3:30 p.m. It's East Carolina against Central Florida at 7 p.m., with Arizona-UCLA in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 has Wisconsin against Illinois at noon, then Kansas tangles with Texas Tech.
Virginia visits Duke on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell battles Lafayette at noon on MASN.
NASCAR's second segment of the playoffs closes this weekend in Kansas, with the Monster Series going on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The green flag drops on the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:55 p.m.
The Capitals host the Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Stars Friday at 8 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Manchester United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network before West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur. Everton battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In MLS action, Atlanta United takes on Chicago at 3 p.m. on ESPN followed by Minnesota against the Galaxy.
Wolfsburg takes on Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Hertha Berlin battles Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Frosinone faces Empoli in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
In women's soccer, Virginia hosts Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has Skate America Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Stanford meets Oregon in women's volleyball Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inside the Warren spin room

Staffer: We've got to change the subject from your "Indian heritage."
Warren: How?
Staffer: We have to think of something. The Cherokees being mad at you looks bad.
Warren: How?
Staffer: It makes you look more untruthful than we say Trump is.
Warren: How?

Mob rule

Babylon Bee has an important message from the mafia - don't call us "mob."
"We demand respect," said Louie "the Duck" Catanzano, "so if you care about your input in politics, you’d better stop calling us the Mob, because otherwise you're going to get whacked. And then you'll be dead and won't have any choice in politics; you'll definitely be voting Democrat."

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Who wants to lose to Trump?

Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get a jump on the Democratic field for 2020.
Now she's in heap big trouble.
Soon after the Boston Globe story was posted, it became clear that the publication bungled the math. The DNA test showed that Warren was, at best, 1/64th Native American, but possibly 1/1,024th. Not only did this give plenty of fodder to Trump to continue mocking Warren and disregard her demand for $1 million, it soon became clear that the move was offensive to Native Americans, who see DNA tests as "useless" in determining tribal heritage ( according to Cherokee Nation) and an example of "settler-colonial definitions" reflecting "the privileges of whiteness" ( according to a native studies professor). 
Such statements are, in a sense, a double whammy. They chastised Warren, but also show her lack of knowledge about how sensitive the issue of DNA testing is within these communities. So, how in touch with her distant heritage can she really be?
Democrats are going to spend a lot of money and take a lot of time to figure that Trump is tough to beat.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Song for Elizabeth Warren





A cool song by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Will the Cherokee fighting spirit finish off Elizabeth Warren?

In trouble, and how

Elizabeth Warren released information showing she does have Indian DNA.
A small amount.
How small?
At most, 3%.
How do you claim to be Cherokee with that?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Doing what he said he would

Marc Thiessen lists the accomplishments of President Trump over his term so far.
When Trump says he will do something, you can take it to the bank. Yes, he takes liberties with the truth. But unlike his predecessor, he did not pass his signature legislative achievement on the basis of a lie ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") -- which is clearly worse than falsely bragging that your tax cut is the biggest ever.
The fact is, in his first two years, Trump has compiled a remarkable record of presidential promise-keeping. He'd probably say it's the best in history -- which may or may not end up being true. It's too soon to tell.