Saturday, April 30, 2016

Trump sees what elites ignore

David Brooks accepts his blame for the rise of Donald Trump.
I was surprised by Trump’s success because I’ve slipped into a bad pattern, spending large chunks of my life in the bourgeois strata — in professional circles with people with similar status and demographics to my own. It takes an act of will to rip yourself out of that and go where you feel least comfortable. But this column is going to try to do that over the next months and years. We all have some responsibility to do one activity that leaps across the chasms of segmentation that afflict this country.
He credits Trump for bringing this into focus. But doubts he's the right response.
But shouldn't the person who captured the moment get a chance to try his ideas?
If the old ideas have failed, maybe those who pushed those ideas need to learn from Trump.

Saturday song

Time for the song title describing Democrats.

Facebook quote of the week

What a drab, dreary, depressing, got nothing accomplished day.

Friday, April 29, 2016

My hometown

The lead story on the national story Thursday was the young boy who entered the Baltimore TV station claiming to have a bomb.
He was shot after not obeying police orders.
Now they tell were he's from - Elkridge, Maryland.
My hometown.
Fortunately, it's been 39 years since we've lived in the town.
He lived in a development built since then.
But still too close.

Weekend watchdog

The NFL teams have picked their first round of players.
Now time to fill out other openings.
The second round of the 2016 NFL draft continues Friday, starting at 7 p.m. on ESPN and moving to ESPN2 at 8 p.m. The final four rounds will begin Saturday at noon on ESPN.
Then Mel Kiper Jr. can rest for a while.
The NHL's second round continues Friday as St. Louis faces Dallas Friday at 8 p.m. and the Sharks face the Predators at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has a pair of Eastern Conference matchups Saturday, with the Islanders facing the Lightning at 3 p.m. before the Penguins and Capitals meet at 8 p.m.
It's Game 2 of the St. Louis-Dallas series Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC and the Sharks meet the Predators at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's three Game 6s in the NBA playoffs on Friday, starting with Raptors-Pacers at 7 p.m. on ESPNews. The Hornets host the Heat at 8 p.m. on ESPN and the Clippers face the Blazers at 10:30 p.m.
The semifinal series between Oklahoma City and San Antonio begins Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on TNT. Sunday's schedule will be determined by Friday's results.
The Orioles host the White Sox Friday on MASN, Saturday on MASN2 and back to MASN on Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals head to St. Louis for the weekend. Games are on MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday afternoon and MASN2 for Sunday's finale.
FoxSports1 has the Giants and Mets Saturday at 4 p.m., and the Red Sox and Yankees close out their series Sunday on ESPN at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, ESPN2 has a doubleheader Saturday with LSU-Mississippi at noon followed by Texas A&M against Arkansas.
Texas Tech takes on TCU on FoxSports1 Friday at 9 p.m. Old Dominion faces Alabama-Birmingham Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
NASCAR heads to Talladega this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity race will be Saturday at 3 p.m.on Fox.
CBS has the Zurich Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Everton meets AFC Bournemouth on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. It's Southampton-Manchester City Sunday at 11:25 a.m.
Portland faces Toronto on ESPN Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and FoxSports1 has the Galaxy against Sporting Kansas City at 8 p.m.
Comcast brings the ACC women's lacrosse tournament this weekend, with the semifinals Friday at 5 and 7:30 p.m., with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the United States against the World at the Penn Relays Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Caution - speeding economy

How fast did the economy grow in the recent quarter?
0.5 percent.
Feel the excitement of the Obama economy.
And people wonder why Donald Trump took off as a candidate.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bleed out before November

Scott Adams calls the Trump landslide we'll be talking about in six months.

Trump's America

Want to know how well Donald Trump has done this primary season?
The Democrats provide this graphic.
I guess it's supposed to scare their donors into giving money.
East of the Mississippi River looks pretty solid for Trump.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Big ideas

The Weekly Standard prints an analysis of how Donald Trump got the better of Ted Cruz.
Because Trump saw the bigger picture.
Cruz's operation was oriented around microtargeting various types of voters using big data. This involved reaching individual voters with unique messages designed to appeal to their researched opinions. It was executed using everything from Facebook ads to canvassing via phone banking and door knocking through a large network of volunteers.
Trump's operation essentially consisted of the candidate doing news interviews, flying around to speak at rallies, and issuing direct public statements on channels like Twitter. Only shortly before the actual voting did he deploy paid advertising and use volunteers. Unlike Cruz, he appears to have done no polling or other type of opinion research. Rather than microtargeting, Trump aimed for mass appeal among the GOP electorate.

Knight moves

Donald Trump needs to appear kinder and nicer.
So he'll appear with Bobby Knight in Indiana.
Job done.

Join the party

Roger L. Simon is ready to call the contest - for Trump.
I agree with Tucker Carlson, who said on The Kelly File Monday night that Trump was the only candidate with a chance of defeating Hillary Clinton in the general election. It is only Trump, of all the Republicans, if indeed he is a Republican, who is enough of a wild card to overcome the new American demographics that so favor Democratic candidates in presidential elections. They were bad enough when Obama ran against Romney. They are worse now.
#NeverHillary, people.

Monday, April 25, 2016

How Cruz can win Maryland

Tuesday is primary day in Maryland.
How can Ted Cruz peel away some of Donald Trump's support?
Remind Ravens fans that Trump is friends with Tom Brady.
That ought to sink his support.

Funny money

Shopping today, one of my dollar bills came back with a stamp for Bernie Sanders.

I haven't seen any stamps for Trump yet.
But I haven't seen many $50s or $100s either.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Believe it or not

The Washington Capitals won a playoff series.
A rare event, even for a team that has made the postseason most years since 1982.
Too bad they have to face the Pittsburgh Penguins next.
One series win in franchise history.
Keep the golf clubs close.

Here's the pitch

Steven Crowder has the thoughts of Curt Schilling.
Because ESPN punished those thoughts.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Facebook quote of the week

how do you start out with no plans for this weekend, then have to many things come up. What to do?

Saturday song

How about this jacket that Burton Cummings is wearing?
He stood tall.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Moe good food

Two years ago, the owner of the Waynesboro movie theater announced plans for his own restaurant next to the theater.
He had tried to attract a franchise, but couldn't.
His own restraurant didn't do well, open just over a year before closing in November.
Now the site has a Moe's Southwest Grill.
It was packed Friday evening, the second night of operation.
Hopefully this dinner and a movie combo will work.

Weekend watchdog

The Sprint Cup series visits Richmond twice - this week and early September.
Win in April and life is less nerve-racking the rest of the summer before the return trip.
Fox has the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m., after the Xfinity field goes Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Six different racers have posted victories in the first eight races of the season, earning their spots in the final 10-race playoff. When the circuit returns to Richmond, the field of 16 for the Chase for the Cup will be set after the checkered flag.
Likely bringing some "win or in" anxiety for drivers seeking the final spot.
There's four games Friday in the NHL playoffs, with three teams having the chance to finish their series. The Capitals host the Flyers on Comcast at 7 p.m., while the Panthers and Islanders are knotted 2-2 going back to Florida at 8 p.m. on CNBC. The Stars take on the Wild at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, and the Sharks battle the Kings at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has two games Saturday - Rangers against Penguins at 3 p.m. and Chicago hosting St. Louis at 8 p.m. - while the Ducks and Predators battle Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sunday's schedule will be determined as games progress.
The NBA postseason enters its second weekend, continuing Friday as Cleveland heads to Detroit on ESPN at 7 p.m., with Spurs-Grizzlies in the nightcap. ESPN2 offers Hawks against the Celtics at 8 p.m.
TNT has a pair of games Saturday, starting with Raptors-Pacers at 3 p.m. followed by the Heat heading to Charlotte at 5:30 p.m. ESPN brings the Thunder's trip to Dallas at 8 p.m. and it's Clippers-TrailBlazers at 10:30 p.m.
There's two games on ABC Sunday afternoon, as the Grizzlies host the Spurs at 1 p.m. and Warriors meet the Rockets at 3:30 p.m. TNT takes over at 6 p.m. when the Hawks battle the Celtics, followed by Cavaliers-Pistons.
The Nationals take on the Twins for the weekend on MASN. The Orioles head to Kansas City, with games Friday and Sunday on MASN2 and Saturday's game on MASN.
The Royals meet the Tigers on FoxSports1 Thursday at 7 p.m. It's Red Sox-Astros on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
On the college diamond, Florida faces Georgia Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and it's Mississippi State-LSU Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
CBS has the Texas Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Manchester City meets Stoke City Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Liverpool-Newcastle United. Sunderland battles Arsenal Sunday at 9 a.m. and it's Leicester City-Swansea City at 11 a.m.
San Jose faces Kansas City in MLS play Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN and Orlando City goes against the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama Sunday at 3:30 p.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 4 p.m. after practice Friday at noon.
Oklahoma takes on Tennessee in college softball Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN and UCLA plays Arizona on ESPN2 Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Here to save the day

Another Trump supporter tells the reason why.
He's thinking about how to save the country.
Ask yourself this: why did Donald Trump run for president in the first place? I believe that the real reason is that he, like you, is deeply concerned about the current state of the United States of America, and he, like you, fears for its future.

Come with me if you want to live

Some conservatives are enjoying the idea of a gun-toting Republican woman being put on our money.
No keeping this meme underground.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No fat zombies allowed

Would you like to be a zombie on The Walking Dead?
Gotta be thin.
One thing you don't think about? Now that all of the walkers are looking more emaciated and decayed, the casting call says that all applicants "must be slim." Who knew?!
Unfair to fat zombies.
Guess they got eaten first.

I'm just whoever I want to be

Louder with Crowder catches up with a Bill who wants to be considered a Jill.
I like the woman who identifies as a gun-toter to scare Bill.

How do you like me now?

What did you say Donald Trump's ceiling was?
I don't remember anybody saying 60 percent.
All the bad news after Wisconsin seems to have disappeared.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Trump Day

It's New York primary day.
Will Donald Trump win?
What's the margin going to be?
Likely yuuge.
Trump talks about the United States winning so much, we'll be tired of winning.
#NeverTrump folks have been tired of Trump's winning for a long time.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Trying to find hope

McDowell County, West Virginia had a booming economy after World War II.
Then the coal economy began to change.
Now one of the poorest counties in the nation, people are trying to bring hope to the children remaining.
Hoping for some good news from the Patch.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A line of Comrades

Don Surber likes that Bernie Sanders doesn't like the "Comrade Bernie" t-shirt.
A company called Liberty Fanatics is mocking Comrade Bernie Sanders with Red and White T-shirts.
Bernie is angry.
How dare the proletariat mock a member of the Politburo!

Proud of where they came from

A former co-worker of mine shares her thoughts on growing up in Appalachia.
In addition to these little things we also strive to live by the values instilled in us, and pass them on to others in younger generations. Values such as honesty and integrity.
Another favorite phrase I heard often when growing up: “They’re good people.”
That didn’t mean rich people, or people judged important by society’s standards. Nope, they could be poor as dirt without two nickels to rub together. That saying referred to a person or a family’s character — the type of people who would help neighbors after a tragedy, or mow the church lawn just because it needed to be done.
The good people that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want to put out of work.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Food for thought

Megan McArdle looks at the competition between locally sourced food and how much the customer will pay.
And Americans expect cheap. Cheap, after all, is what makes it possible for us to spend so much money at restaurants; if we had to pay all the workers $20 an hour and ensure that all our meat and produce had been farmed in the latest and most approved 19th-century methods, few of us could afford to have weekly dining out in our budget. Restaurants might be more authentic, delicious, moral places. They would also be much emptier ones.

Saturday song

Blame the songwriters for not knowing the East Side of Chicago is too wet for gangsters.

Hillary on line one

Dustbury has the story of the man who deleted his company with one line of code.
Wonder if Hillary saw the story.
Wonder if she asked if her people working on her server heard about it.

Facebook quote of the week

MASN just displayed Ubaldo's pitch arsenal tonight:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Grumpy old Democrats

John Podhoretz needed a break after watching the Democrats debate Thursday.
Bernie Sanders has won eight of the last nine Democratic contests, which gives him momentum and makes Hillary Clinton look bad. On the other hand, she’s all but got the nomination in the bag, and in the overall aggregate Democratic vote nationwide, she’s ahead of him 56 percent to 41 percent. New York polls have her ahead by about 10 points.
Still, she probably won because she’s ahead and didn’t make any big mistakes, and he said nothing that would expand his audience outward from the wildly enthusiastic leftists and kids who have kept his campaign chugging along.

Weekend watchdog

The Golden State Warriors won 73 games in the regular season.
Can they win 16 more?
The NBA postseason gets going Saturday, as action tips off at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN with Pacers-Raptors. The Warriors, who claimed one more win than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls in the regular season, hosts Houston on ABC at 3:30 p.m., then it's back to ESPN for Hawks-Celtics and the Thunder meeting the Mavericks.
The Cavaliers face the Pistons on ABC Sunday at 3 p.m. TNT has three more games Sunday, starting with Hornets against Heat at 5:30 p.m. The Spurs battle the Grizzlies at 8 p.m. and it's Clippers-TrailBlazers at 10:30 p.m.
Games continue throughout the week.
The quest for the Stanley Cup continues Friday at 7 p.m. on CNBC with the Red Wings facing the Lightning. NBC Sports network has the Blues battling the Blackhawks at 8 p.m., followed by the first game between the Predators and Ducks.
NBC has the Penguins and Rangers Saturday at 3 p.m. It's game two between the Capitals and Flyers at 7 p.m. on Comcast and CNBC, while NBC Sports network brings Wild-Stars at 8 p.m. and Sharks against Kings at 10:30 p.m.
The Blackhawks host the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC, and CNBC brings the third game between Tampa Bay and Detroit at 7 p.m. The Islanders meet the Panthers on NBC Sports network at 8 p.m. with Predators-Ducks in the nightcap.
The Nationals head to Philadelphia for the weekend on MASN, while the Orioles visit Texas on MASN2.
There's a doubleheader on FoxSports1 Saturday, with the Blue Jays visiting the Red Sox at 4 p.m. followed by Braves-Marlins. ESPN has the Giants and Dodgers Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Oklahoma faces TCU Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network offers the Notre Dame Blue-Gold game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and ESPN has the Alabama spring game Saturday at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has Arena Football between Portland and Philadelphia Sunday at 4 p.m.
Virginia hosts Duke in college lacrosse on ESPN2 Sunday at noon.
NASCAR visits Bristol for the weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series takes the track Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 3 a.m.
The IndyCar series has its Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour heads to Hilton Head for the Heritage Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
Orlando City takes on New England Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN and Kansas City faces Dallas on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m.
Norwich City faces Sunderland on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:40 a.m., followed by Manchester United-Aston Villa. Leicester City takes on West Ham United Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and it's Arsenal against Crystal Palace at 10:55 a.m.
NBC brings Manchester City-Chelsea Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Georgia tangles with Tennessee in college softball Saturday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2, then it's Texas-Oklahoma.
ESPN2 has the NCAA women's bowling tournament final Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Trump on ice

Being in New York, Donald Trump got to tell the story of Wollman Rink in Central Park.
You can tell why his friends and followers want him in the White House.

Keep it simple

Ted Cruz puts the North Carolina bathroom controversy into a simple, easy to understand sentence.
“Men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls."
No bigotry there.

Treat your parents well

Via Ace, how China wants its people to care for elderly parents.
A court in the southern city of Guangzhou heard four cases involving parents who took their children to court for a lack of emotional support in the 18 months after the law went into effect, the Guangzhou Daily reported. The judge in each case said the court could only facilitate conversations between sides and could not force children to visit home.
Luo said linking credit scores to filial responsibilities will ensure the law can be enforced.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Eat up

Have you been making your diet fit the guidelines to reduce fat?
Never mind.
“Incomplete publication has contributed to the overestimation of benefits and underestimation of potential risks” of the special diet, they wrote.
Enjoy your food.
And your life.

It bombed

Alas, Al Jazeera America is no more.
More room for Glenn Beck's TV network, or Levin TV, or something people will watch.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ryan thinks ahead

DaTech Guy likes Paul Ryan's stance toward the current nomination race.
Speaker Ryan’s Sherman moment is the example of great longterm thinking.
By declining to run at this time Ryan achieves many things:
1. He doesn’t antagonize any of the existing candidates or their supporters meaning that the Trump Cruz and Kasich factions will not be hitting him for it.
Time is on his side.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ain't the Kool-Aid cold?

On Facebook, I'm part of a group of Orioles fans.
Before the season, someone asked for predictions on the season.
I went for 92 wins, because spring is time for optimism.
Several others also had high hopes for the coming season.
But the poster thought only 79 wins would be the record.
And said "Kool Aid" is the official drink of the group.
After today's game, the Orioles are 6-0 for the first time in franchise history.
The Kool Aid tastes good.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Here to fix seven holes in your walls

Powerline wonders how SNL's skits on Hillary Clinton will impact her struggling campaign.

Undependable, that's what you are

Powerline lists the latest woes for California's energy situation.
A shortage of natural gas to run backup plants.
The need for natural gas backup capacity when you can't depend on consistent solar or wind power.
P.S. The necessity of conventional backup power for “renewables” is why the various mandates for expansion of renewable energy won’t translate into commensurate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. It will be an amusing day when the data comes in showing that renewables have failed to reduce emissions, and everyone will be scratching their heads why. Green Weenies all around.

Live like you're in debt

Instapundit features another way the Republican establishment can lose support - giving money to green energy supporters and their friends.
In December, Congress purposefully allowed a series of tax credits for so-called “green” energies to expire. This was not some mere oversight as some have alleged, but a purposeful recognition that as the energy landscape has changed, the need to extend some two dozen of these credits was unwarranted. Others were allowed to continue — but roughly $1.5 billion were not.
But now, four months later, claiming that the expiration of these tax credits was a mistake, members of Congress on both the left and the right have tacked them back into a must-pass FAA reauthorization bill. What do green energy tax credits have to do with the Federal Aviation Administration, you might ask? Absolutely nothing — except the crony capitalists in green energy need their credits, and the FAA’s reauthorization is the nearest piece of essential legislation that these folk can sink their hooks into.
Do the people pushing this realize we are $19 trillion in debt?
When you have huge, crushing debt looming over you, you need to be careful with your money.
You don't waste funds when they are limited.
Except our leaders will.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hey, beer man

If you've been on the first base side of Baltimore's Camden Yards, you've seen Clancy the beer man.
The NPR story on his career features photos from old Memorial Stadium, where he worked the same side of the field starting in 1974.
"I used to move quicker than a lot of the other vendors, because I was a sprinter in college," he says. "And another thing: You know I had the gift of gab. And I used to do rhymes so that helped me out."
One of his favorites?
"Hey! Empty your pockets, put your money in your hand, cuz here's Clancy, your beer man!"

Saturday song

After watching Hillary Clinton struggle with the subway, she ought to be happy she had people to help with her fare.

Facebook quote of the week

Wish I could fix

20 years of gibberish

Dustbury marks 20 years of Authenic Frontier Gibberish.
Will there be maybe more years for him?
I never figured this place would last this long. Then again, I never really figured I would last this long, and we know how well that worked out.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Unqualified disaster

The Democrats are debating on what makes you "unqualified."
Bernie Sanders attacks Hillary Clinton's positions.
Hillary fans fire back - look at the jobs she's held.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is, without a doubt, the most qualified candidate to ever run for President in the history of the United States.  In the past, we’ve had Senators, we’ve had Governors, we’ve had the odd Congressman, but we have never had someone who’s served as a Senator and as a top ranking Cabinet Secretary, who also has the first hand experience of having been the first lady of a state and the first lady of the nation.
Sanders doesn't think she's unqualified for what's she's done - but what she's done there.
There's more to life than just being there.

Weekend watchdog

No Tiger?
Maybe it's a new Day at Augusta.
Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy enter the weekend as top candidates to claim the green jacket. And don't forget two-time winner Bubba Watson and three-time champ Phil Mickelson.
Speith holds the first round lead at 66, and looks to maintain that Friday as
ESPN has the second round at 3 p.m. CBS carries the weekend, with coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Then the winner puts on the green jacket as the sun sets on the weekend.
The Nationals continue their series with the Marlins Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on MASN2.
The Orioles meet Tampa Bay Friday on MASN, Saturday on MASN2 and Sunday afternoon on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers the Giants hosting the Dodgers Saturday at 4 p.m. The weekend closes with the Tigers taking on the Yankees Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Capitals prepare for the playoffs with contests against the Blues Saturday at 8 p.m. and Ducks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast.
NBC has the Flyers against Penguins Saturday at 3 p.m. NBC Sports network has the Flyers facing the Islanders Sunday at 7 p.m.
It's Frozen Four weekend, with the finale matching Quinnipiac and North Dakota on ESPN Saturday at 8 p.m.
ABC offers the Bulls and Cavaliers Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Wizards visit the Pistons Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast and host Charlotte Sunday at noon.
NASCAR heads to Texas for the weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity circuit goes Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
In Arena Football, Arizona tangles with Los Angeles Saturday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.
Kentucky meets LSU in college softball on ESPN Saturday at 3 p.m. and it's Georgia-Missouri Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. Oklahoma battles Baylor on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 p.m. Florida Atlantic faces Florida International Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN2.
West Ham United battles Arsenal Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Swansea City-Chelsea. Sunderland plays Leicester City Sunday at 8:25 a.m. before Tottenham Hotspur takes on Manchester United.
Manchester City takes on West Albion Bromwich on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Houston faces Seattle on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m. FoxSports1 brings Chicago-New York FC at 7 p.m. and Portland meeting the Galaxy at 9:30 p.m.
There's a women's international friendly between the United States and Colombia Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has tennis from the Volvo Open Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m., with the championship Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Wood Memorial Bluegrass Stakes Saturday at 5 p.m

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New York state of mind

It's still 12 days until the New York primary.
Big battle on Democratic side.
Big battle on Republican side.
Lots of media attention in the Big Apple.
Can't wait for the next surprising turn.

Happy National Beer Day

My brother found a celebration in the sky for National Beer Day.

Show me the money

Don Surber likes how Donald Trump's proposal to tax remits to Mexico makes his foes look bad.
But it is the shill reaction of the New York Times that delights me most. The newspaper reacted through a column by Will Olney, a professor of economics at Williams College. The column exposed some truths that the newspaper is reluctant to admit.
The first is that taxes have negative consequences on an economy.
The second is Trump's point that Mexico uses the United States as its welfare system.

Trump on attack makes liberals look bad.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Potty pity party

Powerline asks the questions everyone should about bathroom usage laws.
First, the supposedly intended beneficiaries were transgendered people, who are extremely rare. I have never met one; have you? It is bizarre to upset millenia of bathroom practice for the sake of a handful of people who are about as numerous as unicorns.
Second, no one proposed that transgenders who wanted to use the wrong bathroom had to have notes from their psychiatrists. In the absence of any means of verification, it seems certain that perverts, rapists and child molesters will camp out in women’s rest rooms roughly 15,000 times as often as transgenders. This represents a public safety hazard.
Maybe time to bring back the original uni-sex bathroom facility.

10 questions, conveniently packaged

Salon gives you the questions Hillary Clinton must be dreading.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Can he make it there?

Ted Cruz has won Wisconsin.
In two weeks, it's the New York primary.
Donald Trump's town.
Can Cruz keep up his momentum?

Imaginary lover

The University of Virginia dealt with the furor of rape allegations in the fall of 2014.
Now it's time for the accuser to speak to the court - on how her allegations reached such a large audience.
It's likely you'll always have to imagine what the accusers says in this testimony.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bernie's six-pack

While there's talk of Donald Trump's tailspin, who will likely lose their sixth straight contest Tuesday?
Hillary Clinton.
Wisconsin could give Bernie Sanders his sixth straight victory.
So Super Delegates.
Still think Hillary looks super?

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

Who's looking at a more dismal future?
The gang from The Walking Dead after the season six finale?
Or D.C. commuters when the Metro has to be shutdown?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

We will not go quietly

Instapundit uses his USA Today column to tell the tale of censorship attempts failing.
Too bad blogger doesn't include a chalk font to symbolically join the fight on college campuses.

Fighting what works

The last big fight for Democrats is over fossil fuels - has your money come from someone with any connection to them?
The world is interconnected.
All money is connected to fossil fuels.
Because they work.
Hillary is stuck with money double talk - getting money doesn't mean they own me, but anyone working for the industry can't support Bernie Sanders without him being responsible for all the ills they see in fossil fuels.
If only she wasn't such a fossil.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Can the unlikable become likable?

Andy Schmookler tries to solve Hillary Clinton's problem - being annoying.
The first step is to diminish how much time she spends in her hard-voiced fighting mode. I doubt I’m the only one who finds it wearing. And the armor that mode entails interferes with our seeing the real person inside.
A good start. Then he blame society.
It’s true that, as a woman running to be president of the United States, Hillary Clinton has a difficult needle to thread. On the one hand, the patriarchy has instilled into the culture the notion that women are not strong enough, not tough enough, to wield power and, in particular, to be the American commander-in-chief. On the other hand, that same patriarchal culture has taught people to regard a woman who does display the required toughness as “harsh.”
Nope. She's just annoying.

Weekend watchdog

The last time CBS did not air the NCAA championship game, Virginia played LSU in the third-place game - hours after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
CBS hands the reins to TBS for the Final Four semifinals Saturday and Monday's championship game at 9 p.m. The network has carried every final since 1982, after the NBC team of Dick Enberg, Billy Packer and Al McGuire watched Indiana win in 1981.
 Saturday's action begins at 6 p.m., with Villanova facing Oklahoma. Both teams ousted top seeds in the regional finals.
North Carolina, the lone top seed to advance to Houston and 1981 runner-up, plays Syracuse at 8:49 p.m. The coaches in this matchup have already cut down the nets, with Jim Boeheim winning in 2003 in Roy Williams' final game before moving to North Carolina.
Saturday's winners advance to Monday's final, with hopes of cutting down the nets and starring in their own shining moment.
The women's Final Four is Sunday, with Connecticut against Oregon State on ESPN at 6 p.m. and Washington-Syracuse on ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. The final will be Tuesday.
On the high school court, ESPN2 has boys semfinals Friday at 3 and 5 p.m. The boys final is Saturday at noon on ESPN, after the girls championship at 10 a.m.
The Cavaliers visit the Hawks Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Celtics-Warriors.
ABC offers the Thunder and Rockets Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Clippers Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Comcast.
There's three games Sunday to get the baseball season started. The Cardinals visit Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. on ESPN, then it's Blue Jays-Rays at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The night closes with a rematch of the 2015 World Series as the Royals host the Mets at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Nationals prepare for the season by facing the Twins Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon on MASN.
On the college diamond, Texas tangles with Oklahoma Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
In softball, top-ranked Florida faces Alabama on ESPN2 Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Marshall meets Alabama-Birmingham Saturday at 1 p.m. on MASN2, and Kansas takes on Oklahoma Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals visit Colorado Friday at 9 p.m. and Arizona Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast.
The Bruins tangle with the Blackhawks Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC, and the Blues face the Avalanche on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8 p.m.
NBC has the PGA tour event in Houston Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR visits Martinsville this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The truck series goes Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar circuit heads to Phoenix, with coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:30 p.m. There's qualifying Friday at 5 p.m. after practice at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Aston Villa meets Chelsea on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:40 a.m., followed by Arsenal-Watford. Leicester City faces Southampton Sunday at 8:25 a.m. It's Liverpool against Tottenham on NBC Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Portland plays Orlando City on FoxSports1 Sunday at 8 p.m.
In college lacrosse, Virginia takes on Richmond Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
ESPN2 has men's semifinals from the Miami Open Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. It's the women's championship Saturday at 1 p.m on ESPN.
NBC Sports network has the World Figure Skating championships Friday at 3 and 9 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. NBC has coverage Saturday at 9 p.m.