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.

Thursday, June 9, 2022


 Via Instapundit, who got it from a Facebook feed.

Is it okay to watch NHL tonight?

ESPN has Game 5 of the Rangers vs. Lightning series Thursday at 8 p.m.
At the same time the January 6 committee meets.
Is it okay to watch NHL?
Liz Cheney fusses that Fox isn't showing the committee when the other networks are.
Does the committee think giving the public no further options benefits their cause?
"You'll watch our information and you'll like it."
No thanks.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Only gas prices matter

Blue Virginia runs a silly column bound to doom any Democrats who listen - explaining how it's a dishonest debate over gas prices.
Guess they haven't left the house in months.
The columnist plays the inflated price comparison - it was worse in 2008.
Forgetting that Republicans lost big that November after the price of gas spiked.
What will they say when the average price of gas stops $5.37/gallon - their inflation adjusted standard.
The second point is people had good feelings about the future economy - in 2021. About two dollars per gallon ago.
The latest surveys won't be so optimistic.
And don't blame President Biden and don't talk about drilling more.
Even if drilling more gave us low prices just three years ago.
Pipelines and drilling now won't drop prices now - it takes 16 months. Like the 16 months where we could have been drilling, but instead the Biden administration threw up regulations and shut down planned pipelines.
With prices so high, it's the Democratic election machine that's out of gas.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

I'm still standing

Wombat's current project is cleaning up the links at The Other McCain.
Proud to have been on the blogroll since 2009.

Monday, May 9, 2022

They replaced fetus with abort

Do you play Wordle?
The guy who invented it had longer range vision than the New York Times.
Today's Wordle - scheduled months ago - was to be FETUS.
Last week, the Times looked ahead and decided they'd better change that.
Which raises questions.
The Times bought the game in January. That's three months to review future games for words that might cause a problem. 
Why didn't they catch it sooner? 
How far in the future had the inventor gone when he sold the game?
Using fetus as an answer is bound to create controversy if you're doing something on the internet nobody reads. Much less a game you find becoming popular as you share it.
But don't worry, Wordle fans.
The Times aborted fetus before most people played today's game.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Their bench was aborted

There were millions of abortions in the 1970s and 80s.
Those aborted children, if given a chance, would be in their prime adult lives today.
Think Democrats could have found a decent presidential candidate out of all those?
Instead, they're stuck with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The Roe Effect is real.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Egregiously wrong

The leaked draft of the Dobbs ruling is an egregious wrong, but if it ends the egregious wrong of abortion, it brings the good news a few weeks early.
Many people worked many years to see this day - overturning Roe v. Wade.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Don't say pray

 It's interesting to me - after weeks of blasting Florida's bill they call "Don't say gay" - that liberals are struggling with the Supreme Court arguments about teacher's leading prayer during public school activities.
They want "Don't say pray."
In prayer cases, the teachers praying forces unbelievers to join in against their will.
But in the Florida situation, the same liberals don't see the teachers forcing students to discuss being transgender against their will.
The teachers are supportive of student needs when it comes to transgender, but threatening in religious prayer.
For consistency, if you think there shouldn't be prayer in schools, then there shouldn't be transgender discussion in schools.
The authority figures may pressure young minds - even unknowingly - toward their view.
Those opposing Florida's law must not remember what it's like to be age 5-8. Who argued with their teacher in those years? You listened and followed their instruction.
It's been 50 years since I was in second grade at a parochial school, and my classmates from then still remember how the nun roosted the roost. 
Students who can be taught about transgenderism can deal with a praying teacher.
If you give up talking transgenderism in schools, we can talk about what limits you want on prayer.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022