Friday, September 25, 2020

Undefeated team watch

Through two weeks, 11 teams won both games.
This weekend, there's two matchups between 2-0 teams - the Rams at Buffalo and the Monday Night matchup between Baltimore and Kansas City.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are watching.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Saturday song

A reminder to Democrats today - you can't always get what you want.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Let my people go

I have friends and family in Pennsylvania.
Trapped by their governor under burdensome lockdowns.
Not in the future.
While those restrictions were "well-intentioned," wrote U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, "good intentions toward a laudable end are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge. Indeed, the greatest threats to our system of constitutional liberties may arise when the ends are laudable and the intent is good—especially in time of emergency."

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most

Try searching "Does Joe Biden have dementia?"
Or "Joe Biden dementia"
Google is not very helpful.
Maybe Google has dementia.
If you persist, you can find information on the topic.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Boos and more

 You may have heard fans in Kansas City boo the "unity" moment between the teams.
Did you catch them doing the "Tomahawk chop" right after that?
The players want to be heard about their concerns.
So do fans.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tale of two brothers

Joe Biden has two sons.
One he talks about - Beau.
One Republicans talk about - Hunter.
Both sons fit the narrative each side wants to tell.
Joe hides behind Beau, now deceased.
Republicans highlight Hunter as what a Biden presidency will offer.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Shave and a haircut, two bits

Who had the most famous visit to a hair salon in 2020?
Nancy Pelosi appears to top the list.
A clean win for President Trump in this story.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday song

It's summer of 2020. Can anybody say this?

Know your protesters

The Other McCain gives the background on one of the men shot and killed in Kenosha Tuesday.
And wonders about the other shooting victims.
Now, let’s ask what should be an obvious question: What are the odds that a guy opens fire at a mass gathering and all three of the people he shoots turn out to have criminal records? Doesn’t this tell you something about who is engaging in these “mostly peaceful” protests?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

How Trump wins

Kurt Schlichter gives the reasons for Donald Trump winning big in November.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

I'm nice and you're not

The Democratic National Convention's message was quite simple - Joe Biden is nice and Donald Trump is not.
What will the Republican message be at their convention?
Has to be better.
Much better.
Hard to think how it could be worse.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

What's happening here

 Powerline likes this video that mixes the Democrats' closing song Monday with the events of the summer.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Let's ride

Powerline has a clip from Sturgis, where a few members of Antifa visited - with help from the police.
Of course, the Antifas were counting on law enforcement to protect them. Some might find this ironic.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

What to watch

 Should sports have returned earlier to the schedule?
But instead of watching sports in June and July, TV viewers watched Fox News.
And lots of MyPillow commercials.

You've got to get to the future to worry about it

President Trump signed his executive orders Saturday and Democrats immediately had their talking point -  he was going to destroy Social Security and Medicare with this order.
Forget their proposal of $3 trillion in spending on their wish lists.
Trump is destroying the future.
To destroy the future, we have to get there.
While many are afraid to return to work and outside activities, you've got to focus on the fiscal problems.
Not mail-in voting and other Democratic priorities.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Did you ever have to make up your mind?

 Althouse features two posts today about the last presidential team - and their lack of quick decision making.

Joe Biden is still working on his vice presidential pick - after first saying it would be announced August 1.

Why the delay?

This kind of approach — being openly meditative about the issue at hand, with a penchant for missing his own deadlines as he mulls his options — is in line with how Mr. Biden has made other big political choices throughout his career. Those who have worked with him over the years describe nonlinear decision-making processes with input from allies and family members, a barrage of questions from Mr. Biden, and a habit of extending deadlines in a way that leaves some Democrats anxious and annoyed, while others say it brings him to a well-considered decision, eventually.

But Biden is a speed demon compared to Barack Obama - still working on his memoir about his eight-year term. It might take eight years for him to write.

If you're looking for decisive leadership, it's not on the Democratic side.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Dutch treat

What spread faster than Coronavirus in July?
Mask nannies.
Wear the mask was the cry. If not, people will die.
What can slow their spread?
Dutch people agree.
'I like it when people can decide for themselves,' said Jesus Garcia, wielding the clippers in Barbershop Jordaan filled with mask-free staff and customers. 'You would have to really educate people how to use them properly for safety.' 
 He said he had worn masks during a trip to Spain. 'I did not feel it was really helping since people were wearing them all wrong, putting them in their pockets, placing them under their noses. It defeats the purpose.' One customer having a trim agreed. 'I find face masks absolutely awful. They're claustrophobic and don't work,' said Mark Casey, corporate finance partner at a major accountancy firm.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday song

Today's news includes how white collar jobs will be leaving New York.

Working Girl's commute will be different in the future.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Rocked him like a Herman Cain

The editor of tells what he knows about Herman Cain's final days.
It’s not impossible he contracted it at the Tulsa rally. But most of us on his team tend to think it happened on one of the plane trips, or possibly during his stop in Las Vegas. That’s for several reasons, one of which is simply the inherent (and to me at least, obvious) risk involved with being on an airplane these days. Another is the fact that, for all the attention on Herman contracting the virus, we haven’t heard of a major outbreak of Tulsa rally participants who came down with it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bring on the new schedule

The ACC has brought forth a new football schedule for the Coronavirus mangled campaign.
Unfortunately, Virginia and Virginia Tech don't get contests with Notre Dame.
Let's see how things stand in a month.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Outkicking them all

I've begun listening to the Outkick the Coverage podcast each morning, but Monday is the best.
That's when Jason Whitlock joins Clay Travis to celebrate their partnership.
And this week, to take names of their critics.
Whitlock blasts the Daily Beast writer who dared take them on.
With his own history lesson.
As it relates to race, America’s narrative arc is a story of Believers of all races methodically shaping this country into the world’s leader in equal opportunity, justice and freedom. The abolitionists who fought to end slavery were mostly Christians. The men (on both sides) who sacrificed their lives in our Civil War were mostly Christians. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the black church ended Jim Crow.
Is America perfect? No. Has it improved in each decade since its inception 244 years ago? Yes. Is the secular movement championed by liberals flirting with throwing away that progress? Absolutely.

Pod people

With schools unsure if they can open five-days a week in September, parents are working on their own solutions.
The solution gets criticism - how dare they pull money from public schools.
At some point, we need to have adult conversations about education policy in New York and elsewhere that don't immediately default to the single most incendiary topic in American life. Parents are podding up not because they want to separate their children from people who don't look like them, but because the damn schools aren't open, and they would rather eat razor blades than experience another season like this spring.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Washington (pause) Football Team

Back in 1994, Baltimore had a Canadian Football League team when the NFL didn't grant the city an expansion team.
The new owner decided to call them the "Baltimore CFL Colts."
The NFL Colts didn't like that and sued, so the team began the year without a nickname.
At games, the announcer would say here's your Baltimore CFL (pause) team.
The fans took advantage of the pause to yell Colts.
The Redskins have a lot longer history - and probably fans will call them that name for a while.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Enough is enough

President Trump launched Operation Legend Wednesday, planning to bring more police into the field.
Looters and Democrats griped.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday song

I've been listening to old American Top 40 shows from the 70s, and got reminded of this hit from 1976.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Hot Dish

Andrew Sullivan bids adieu to New York Magazine and goes back out on his own.
Since I closed down the Dish, my bloggy website, five years ago, after 15 years of daily blogging, I have not missed the insane work hours that all but broke my health. But here’s what I do truly and deeply miss: writing freely without being in a defensive crouch; airing tough, smart dissent and engaging with readers in a substantive way that avoids Twitter madness; a truly free intellectual space where anything, yes anything, can be debated without personal abuse or questioning of motives; and where readers can force me to change my mind (or not) by sheer logic or personal testimony.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Can students change their behavior?

There's unhappiness in Charlottesville this week - after the Midsummer's Celebration last weekend.
Students acted like students - at multiple locations around town.
“All of this will come to nothing if reckless behavior as was seen this past weekend continues,” he wrote. “If such behavior continues, we will not make it long into the fall semester before a significant outbreak occurs and we then need to send students home. That's the self-interested motivation to do better.”
Wonder if any locals were handing out free beer, hoping to get students sent home.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Karen goes to Advance Auto

The News Virginia has the trials of a woman who needed a windshield wiper - and found people not wearing masks.
In public.
And no one heeded her complaint.
“I really needed that windshield wiper, and I really needed it that day because of the heavy showers. I needed something so ordinary, but in the end people’s masks were pulled down and five people came through the door with no mask whatsoever.”
On a weekday between 11:15 a.m. and noon, only one out of seven customers was observed entering with a mask on. That one customer exited with an employee, who also wore a mask, and helped the customer outside on a vehicle. While working on the vehicle outside in the parking lot, both the customer and employee moved their masks below their chin.
Nice to see our local newspaper can have a reporter spend 45 minutes counting who has a mask on.
No mention if social distancing was followed, which makes it easier to go without a mask.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Warren Buffett smiles

The cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was bad news for Dominion Energy, which saw stocks drop Monday.
Is it because they spent too much on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline the past six years, or giving up on potential growth?
Blue Virginia celebrates the end of the pipeline.
I think Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway will be celebrating with the money they make in the future.