Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Another remake

Are you ready for the Ghostbusters with all female leads?
It's not the only remake with a character having a different gender.
There's Animal House with Hillary Clinton in the role of Dean Wormer.

Ruling the narrative

Rush Limbaugh loved Donald Trump's Tuesday press conference.
The problem is -- and they don't want to say this, but the problem is -- that Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is interesting.  And Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is funny.  Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is different.  Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is drama.  Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is unpredictable.  All of that means, you can't miss it. 
You can't roll the dice and not cover it, hoping that it isn't anything.  You have to be there, as the media, and you have to hope that he's gonna attack you as the media.  But Hillary, on the other hand? Dull, totally colorless, mistake prone, scandal ridden, because Hillary doesn't have any natural talents. Hillary doesn't have any natural connection to people. Hillary doesn't have any charisma, magnetism. All of that has to be manufactured by the media. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Has beens 2016

The Libertarians have their team for 2016.
Wow, look they have former Republican governors.
Emphasis on former.

Not her crowd

Donald Trump spoke at the Rolling Thunder rally Sunday.
Hillary Clinton wasn't invited.
“Just like asking Jane Fonda to show up, it’d be a very, very bad thing,” said Mr. McFadden, who works in computer support and wore a button that read, “Hillary for Prison 2016.”

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Busy arena

When the Republican selected Cleveland as its convention site, a worry came up.
Would the winter sports season be done in time to prepare the arena?
With Lebron James back with the Cavaliers, a trip to the NBA Final appeared likely.
How about the minor league ice hockey team there?
The Lake Erie Monsters advanced to the AHL final over the weekend.
Hope the planners anticipated this happening.

If she wants privacy

Apparently, Hillary Clinton wanted her own email server to have some privacy.
If she really wants privacy, being a private citizen works better than being president.
I await her departure from public life.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Alive due to the bomb

DaTech Guy's father was a sailor headed to Japan in 1945 when the atomic bomb blasted Hiroshima.
Without the bomb, would he have survived the planned invasion?
If not, there would not be a DaTech Guy - or his siblings, or their children.
Their existence - and millions more like them - are why we dropped that bomb.
And why it was the right thing to do.
UPDATE: Branch corrected by DaTech Guy

Saturday song

A Memorial Day tribute from Trace Adkins.

Facebook quote of the week

3 hours ago my GPS said I had 26 hours to my next destination 3 hours later it still says 26 hours

Friday, May 27, 2016

Path to Hillary's defeat

Politico traces ways that Hillary Clinton can be beaten.
It’s a long way to November, and Trump could always self-destruct. But he probably won’t, and 2016 is shaping up as a contest that a careful Clinton campaign can easily lose, state by state, even as she piles up the popular vote in California and other sure-win places. Demographics are not destiny. In fact, they can be a disaster waiting to happen.

Weekend watchdog

indy100It's the 100th race at Indy - with a big race before and one after.
ABC has coverage of the Indianapolis 500 - race number 100 since the first one in 1911 - starting Sunday at 11 a.m.
NBC Sports network offers Carb Day activities Friday at 11 a.m.
Race day starts in Monaco, with the Grand Prix on NBC at 7:30 a.m., with qualifying on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8 a.m.
NASCAR caps the day with 600 miles from Charlotte - starting at 6 p.m. on Fox. FoxSports1 has the Xfinity race Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN has Game 6 from the East final between the Cavaliers and Raptors Friday at 8:30 p.m. The NBA Western Conference heads west Saturday at 9 p.m., with Golden State trying to stay alive in Oklahoma City on TNT.
If necessary, Game 7 in the East will be Sunday and Monday in the West.
The Orioles visit Cleveland Friday and Sunday on MASN2 and Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN. The Nationals host the Cardinals on MASN Friday and Sunday, with Saturday night's contest on Fox.
Fox also offers Pirates-Rangers and Dodgers against Mets Saturday, with ESPN2 showing the Dodgers' visit to the Mets Sunday at 8 p.m.
Comcast has the ACC tournament from Durham, continuing Friday as Clemson clashes with Louisville at 11 a.m. before Virginia takes on Wake Forest. The nightcap offers Georgia Tech-N.C. State at 7 p.m.
Saturday's play begins at 11 a.m. with Wake Forest meeting Clemson. Florida State faces Miami at 3 p.m. and Virginia battles Louisville at 7 p.m. The championship game will be on ESPN2 Sunday at noon, with the SEC title tilt at 3 p.m.
It's Super regional weekend in college softball, continuing Friday at 5 p.m. with game 2 of Florida-Georgia, followed by Oklahoma against Louisiana-Lafayette. Alabama battles Washington at 9 p.m.
James Madison plays its second game against LSU Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by Missouri-Michigan at 3 p.m. The second contest between Alabama and Washington will be at 5:30 p.m., then there's a possible deciding game at 7:30 p.m. and Oregon opens its best-of-three against UCLA at 9:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has three games Saturday, with Florida State-Utah at 4:30 p.m. and Auburn meeting Arizona State at 6:30 p.m. A possible deciding game will be at 8:30 p.m. It's Game 2 between Missouri and Michigan Sunday at noon on ESPN followed by Auburn-Arizona State.
College lacrosse crowns its champion this weekend. The semifinals are Saturday, with North Carolina against Loyola at noon on ESPN2 before Brown battles Maryland. The final will be Monday.
CBS brings the PGA tour stop at the Colonial Country Club Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
New York City tangles with Orlando City on ESPN Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has an international friendly between England and Australia Friday at 2:30 p.m. Mexico meets Paraguay Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with the United States battling Bolivia at 8 p.m. ESPN2 shows Switzerland facing Belgium Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Prefontaine Classic goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing Saturday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fighting hard

The American Spectator looks at how Donald Trump has disrupted the Democratic attack plan.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Brutally bending the rules

Did Hillary Clinton break the rules with her private email system?
She sure bent them out of shape.
If it didn't break, the rules were mangled - hanging together by a thread.
She can claim rules weren't broken.
But they will never be the same again.

Bernie or Bust

When Hillary fans complain about the Bernie or bust boys, I doubt they mean these busts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Straight talk about Crooked Hillary

Will Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton help him win the White House?
It's working pretty good so far.
But what does the public find more shameful? Is it the businessman who looks after his own interests, using government to smooth his real-estate business and casino interests? Or the government official, who prostitutes the public offices she uses, not only for personal gain, but sometimes in ways that work to legitimize human-rights abusers in Africa, or enrich shady Middle Eastern business concerns, or give Russian companies greater access to weapons material? We're going to find out.

Democrats for Trump

Andy Schmookler hits the panic button - Democrats are blowing a chance to put Donald Trump away early.
And he knows who to blame.
Bernie Sanders.
The main reason for this lost ground is that an important segment of the Democratic Party – and by this I mean Senator Sanders and many of his followers – has failed to understand which battle it has become time to fight. Ever since the April 25 primaries, when Hillary Clinton swept highly populous states like New York and Pennsylvania, the contest for the nomination has been effectively over. Though not yet “mathematically” eliminated, for the past month Senator Sanders has had no plausible scenario to the nomination.
The trouble for Democrats - Sanders keeps winning and drawing large crowds.
People keep showing up - they haven't given up.
Perhaps Hillary Clinton isn't the answer to how to beat Trump.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Most likely to be target of an FBI probe

The news broke just as the workday ended - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is under FBI investigation.
That brightens my Monday.
Sure, you can say everybody does it.
Bernie Sanders says that also.
The system is rigged, and now one of Hillary Clinton's friends has to fight off charges of rigging the system.
When the Democrats nominated McAuliffe, you knew this day would come.

And the Thunder rolls

I switched over to TNT Sunday night, wanting to see how close the contest would be.
It was halftime.
Oklahoma City was up by 25.
Dustbury has the big hits.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Change the subject

The Washington Post poll on the Redskins name - most Native Americans don't care - has raised the ire of activists who do.
Can they build momentum to change the name?
The question?

Yes, he might win

Howard Kurtz follows the latest media trend - realizing Donald Trump really does have a chance in November.
Even if the polls are off by a few points, it means that a non-politician, who has been widely derided for being too divisive and inflammatory, is a serious contender against a former first lady, senator and secretary of State.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Limping to the finish

I once visited the North Carolina island where "Weekend at Bernie's" was filmed.
So I loved the headline for Maureen Dowd's latest column.
I doubt the Clinton team enjoyed it.
I’ve talked to several former Clinton and Obama White House aides who don’t enjoy checking in with the joyless Clinton campaign in Brooklyn. “It’s the Bataan Death March,” one says.
Hopeful acceptance of Hillary has shifted to amazed disbelief that she can’t put away Bernie. Given dynasty fatigue and Hillary’s age, many Democrats assumed that their front-runner would come out of the gate with a vision for the future that gave her campaign a fresh hue, instead of white papers tinkering around the edges. She should have been far over her husband’s bridge to the 21st century and way down the highway by now.

Saturday song

The people of Montreal like this Gino Vannelli song.

Facebook quote of the week

I know I state the obvious, but this super delegate thing is crap.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekend watchdog

It's one race down and two to go for Nyquist.
The Kentucky Derby winner will take on 10 other colts in the Preakness Stakes Saturday. NBC has coverage starting at 5 p.m. after NBC Sports network has earlier races starting at 2:30 p.m.
Derby runner-up Exaggerator will be among the horses hoping for a victory that ends hopes for a triple crown this year.
NBC Sports network has the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Friday at 3 p.m.
The Cavaliers face the Raptors in Game 3 of their series Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City hosts Golden State on TNT Sunday at 8 p.m.
San Jose takes St. Louis in the fourth game of the NHL Western Conference final Saturday at 7:15 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Tampa Bay tangles with Pittsburgh Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Game 5 on NBC Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles visit the Angels with games on MASN2 Friday and Saturday between a Saturday night contest on MASN. The Nationals head to Miami for games on MASN Friday and Sunday.
Fox starts its summer run of Saturday baseball, featuring the Nationals and Marlins at 7:15 p.m. Other areas of the country get Cubs-Giants or Astros against the Rangers. The Cardinals host the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1, and ESPN brings Cubs-Giants Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Creighton clashes with St. John's Saturday at noon on FoxSports1.
It's qualifying weekend at Indianapolis, with the drivers going for the poll Saturday at 4 p.m. on ABC. The final chances to make the 33-car field are Sunday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR gears up for its Memorial Day weekend festivities with the All-Star race Saturday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Friday at 8:30 p.m.
North Carolina battles Notre Dame in the NCAA lacrosse quarterfinals Sunday at noon on ESPN2.
The road to the NCAA softball World Series continues on ESPN with two games on Friday - a possible final game of the Missouri regional at 7 p.m. before Wichita State faces Oklahoma at 9 p.m.
Texas takes on Texas A&M on ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m., followed by Marist-Tennessee at 7 p.m. It's off to the Oregon regional at 9 p.m. for Long Beach State's contest with Baylor before Oregon battles Fordham at 11:30 p.m.
ESPN has three games from a regional Saturday starting at noon, with ESPN2 going with five contests beginning at noon. There's a possible regional final Sunday at noon on ESPN and another at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
The PGA tour visits Texas this weekend, with play on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Vancouver hosts Portland in MLS action Sunday at 4:30 p.m., then FoxSports1 offers San Jose against the Galaxy.
The United States has a friendly against Puerto Rico on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
In the Copa del Rey, Barcelona meets Sevilla Sunday at 3:25 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Tour of California cycling race continues on NBC Sports network Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
There's Olympic qualifying in Water Polo on NBC Sports network Sunday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing from the Hangtown Classic Saturday at 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Native Americans for Redskins

If anyone should be offended by teams named "Redskins," it should be Native Americans.
Never mind.
Among the Native Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name.

Painfully stupid

John Podhoretz explains the plight of the bumbling Hillary Clinton campaign.
Her uncommonly gifted husband was always getting himself into trouble, but at least it was fun trouble. Her trouble is boring, plodding, unimaginative, ill-considered trouble. Bill Clinton is larger than life. Hillary Clinton is smaller than the office she’s trying so hard to occupy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bern it down

Another Tuesday of elections, and Bernie Sanders keeps going.
And establishment Democrats don't know how to stop him - because they can't.
While Kentucky isn’t likely to be a swing state in November, problems there for Clinton may foreshadow difficulties in parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Any additional wins for Sanders, meanwhile, give him more standing to demand concessions from the party, in order to bring over his supporters even if he cannot secure the nomination. 
“The question now for a few weeks has been what does Sanders really want,” said Jennifer Duffy, an analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. “While Clinton has pretty handily won this nomination she does need his voters. They’d have to give Sanders something that inspires his supporters for lack of a better word.”

The thing that wouldn't leave

Hillary is ready - for the general election.
One minor detail before she can totally focus on Trump.
Bernie Sanders.
Will he finally give in after the primaries end?
or is it on to the convention?
Liberals are counting on Sanders' followers joining Clinton for November.
Will they be enthusiastic?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

When to get to the airport

For some airports, the TSA now recommends you get there three hours before your flights.
You might be better off walking.
What will they be saying around the holidays?
For a Thanksgiving week flight, arrive Halloween.
For Christmas week, the day after Thanksgiving. (although Thanksgiving afternoon is strongly suggested).

Thunderous upset

The NBA playoff games that start at 9 p.m. last past bedtime.
Who won Monday?
Check Dustbury.
Oklahoma City 108, Golden State 102.
Game 2 is day after tomorrow in Oakland. Cardiac patients should probably take precautions.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Courting trouble

Former supervisor David Karaffa tells some of the story behind Augusta County's drive for a new courthouse in Verona - instead of working with the historic old courthouse in downtown Staunton.
The county exhaustively has discussed this with the City of Staunton, an agreement cannot be made because all the options to staying downtown don’t meet all the needs, and the costs are way too high for the short amount of time that it could all be jury rigged (pun intended) to work in downtown Staunton.
The best option is to build a new courthouse in Verona. It will save a ton of money in the long run, be better access for the public, safer for the citizens with more secure transfer of prisoners, and consolidates services for Augusta County residents all in one place, and you don’t have to pay to park. Ah! That’s nice.

Sanders' Kollege of Financial Knowledge

Sad news about Burlington College today - it will have to shut its doors.
Too much debt.
Not enough fundraising.
Poor decisions in spending funds - buying too much land.
Who was college president when the poor decisions were made?
Bernie Sanders' wife.
And they did a poor job sharing the news of the closure.
Most students were shocked by the news, including (Michelle) Carbino, a Channel 3 intern who learned about the school's closing by our news team.
Will Bernie Sanders' learn from this?   

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Bill comes due

Hillary's campaign has an interesting way to look at Bill's presidency.
Did you like something?
My administration will be just like that.
Do you dislike something from the 1990s?
We were wrong then and will change.
It's likely nothing would go as she might wish.

Why no one cares

Andy Schmookler continues to look for ways to get the Senate Republicans to do something about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
But it appears no one cares.
Except liberal pundits.
Meanwhile, the Obama teams pushes out rules about transgender usage of rest rooms in public schools.
Does the public want to give more power to a group who thinks that's a good idea?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

19 trillion reasons to support Trump

What's a reason to support Trump that's barely mentioned?
The national debt.
It was around $10 trillion when George W. Bush left office, and now stands at $19 trillion and rising.
Who caused the debt to grow?
Trump or politicians?
You can harp upon Trump's four bankruptcies over the years.
Politicians would be saddled with multiple bankruptcies if they had to work under the rules of businessmen.
If politicians did a better job with our finances, people wouldn't be looking to Trump for help.

Facebook quote of the week

First he tells small business owners, "You didn't build it!" Now he tells anyone who has become a success -- in front of impressionable college grads, no less -- "You're lucky." Can I tell him, "You're an idiot"?

Recycling update

The cans went to the collection center this morning, and it's 40 cents per pound.
Looking up.

Saturday song

It's Paul Simon, or is it Chevy Chase?
Twiddle your thumbs and watch.

Hillary shows how the system is rigged

What's Bernie Sanders' big argument - the system is rigged.
Hillary's campaign wants him to go away - but gives his message a boost in how they do it.
Clinton has won 23 states to Sanders' 19, capturing 3 million more votes than her rival along the way. She has 94 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination, which means she could lose all the remaining states and still emerge as the nominee - as long as all her supporters among the party insiders known as superdelegates continue to back her.
So Hillary can lose the rest of the contests and still be the nominee?
Superdelegates will drag her across the finish line?
Sounds like a rigged system to me.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Trump fans, you look marvelous

Scott Adams asks for impressions of Trump and Clinton fans.
Now imagine your Trump supporter and your Clinton supporter standing next to each other. Get a good picture of the two of them in your mind. Now here’s my question: If those two men were to get into a fight, who would win?
Most of you said the Trump supporter would win. That’s because you are reading this blog, and a lot of Trump supporters come here. But my educated guess is that persuasion is also at work. Trump’s language and imagery is all “big and beautiful and great.” His buildings are big and powerful. Trump is a big guy in a power suit wearing powerful clothing. He projects power, intentionally.

Time for a Porkys remake

If you grew up in the early 80s, you remember Porkys.
The guys snuck behind the girls showers to take a peek.
In the remake, no need to sneak around.
They just claim to be transgendered.
The girls gym teacher would not have been able to say anything.

Weekend watchdog

It's the final Sunday for the Premier League soccer season in the United Kingdom.
You can catch all 20 teams in action on the NBC family of networks - but three won't be playing in the league when the new campaign begins in August.
The Premier League's Championship Sunday features Manchester City against Swansea City at 10 a.m. on NBC.
It's Manchester United facing Bournemouth on NBC Sports network, and regular season champion Leicester City battles Chelsea on CNBC.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Newcastle United on USA, Arsenal faces Aston Villa on SyFy and Stoke City meets West Ham United on Bravo.
E! shows Southampton-Crystal Palace, with Liverpool taking on West Bromwich Albion on MSNBC. Sunderland plays Watford on Oxygen and it's Everton-Norwich City on Esquire.
Newcastle United, Norwich City and Aston Villa will bid adieu after the matches - moving down a level and hoping to return for the 2017-18 campaign.
ESPN has Game 6 between the Heat and Raptors Friday at 8 p.m., with Game 7 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC if necessary.
The NHL playoffs have reached the conference finals. The Eastern final between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh starts Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with Sharks-Blues Saturday at 8 p.m. It's game 2 from Pittsburgh Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles host the Tigers on MASN this weekend, while the Nationals meet Miami on MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday afternoon and back on MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 has the Red Sox facing the Astros Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by Twins-Indians. ESPN offers the Cardinals' visit to the Dodgers Sunday at 8 p.m.
On the college diamond, Louisville faces North Carolina State on Comcast Saturday at 1 p.m. Top-ranked Florida battles Vanderbilt on ESPN2 Saturday at 4 p.m.
The PGA tour visits the island green at TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A late Memorial Day means an early NASCAR visit to Dover. FoxSports1 has the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m., after Fox carries the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Truck Series goes Friday at 5:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network offers the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday at 7:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 8 a.m. after practice Friday at 8 a.m.
Comcast has the semifinals of the ACC softball tournament Friday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. ESPN has the championship contest Saturday at 2 p.m.
The American Conference title tilt will be on ESPN Saturday at noon, with the SEC going at 5 p.m. The CAA crowns its champion Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
Hungary faces the United States in the World Ice Hockey Championships Friday at 9:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the WNBA, Phoenix takes on Minnesota in the season opener on ESPN Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the SEC Track and Field championships Sunday at 3 p.m. and the Cayman Islands Invitational at 5 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City tangles with Orlando on ESPN Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and New York City plays Portland on FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What can they find?

The media is abuzz with word the Washington Post will have 20 reporters looking into everything about Donald Trump.
He's been in the New York media for over 30 years.
What's left to learn?
Who can talk now that hasn't talked in the past?
It would be a better investment to get Don Surber on board.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

When Trump should release his tax returns

Donald Trump claims he can't release his tax returns until audits are done.
So, what's taking the IRS so long?
Trump can follow President Obama's birth certificate precedent - release them after several years in the White House.
Can Obama pester Trump like Trump pestered him?

How to help West Virginia

The Clinton campaign didn't find a welcome wagon in West Virginia.
She claims she wants to help the people across the country.
What's the best way to help people in the West Virginia coalfields?
Let them mine coal.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Horses for courses

Via Instapundit, a good sign for Donald Trump.
The Clinton team didn't know how to handle Trump's admission that the rich should pay more taxes.
It’s not merely the Clinton campaign’s bullheaded determination to plunge forward with an uncreative campaign strategy that was designed and implemented well before Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee. Clinton appears to have learned nothing from the pile of Republican bodies Trump left in the wake of his scorched earth primary campaign.
The Clinton team expected to run against the Republicans as they've done in the past.
They expect to run on a clean track.
Instead, it's a muddy track.
And Trump is a mudder.
The course fits this horse.
And not his opposition - in the Republican primaries and coming up in the general election.
Clinton knows how to beat Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or any of the elected Republicans who wanted to be president.
But that's not the November opposition.

Monday, May 9, 2016

I'm sorry you were offended

Scott Adams looks for ways for Donald Trump to apologize to women and trap Hillary Clinton at the same time.
Persuasion is a lot like engineering. It has a lot of moving parts that have to fit together just right. The complexity of it is completely invisible to the untrained. Trump’s persuasion is almost always tightly engineered, right down to his Linguistic Kill Shots (his insulting nicknames).
And when would be the perfect time for a Trump Apology Gambit? You already know the answer to that question because Trump primed you for it. Trump could do the apology during his upcoming Megyn Kelly interview.

Trumpo Rico

Puerto Rico missed a bond payment May 1.
What's the solution to its financial problems?
How about Trumpo Rico?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cheering the pink elephants

For Mother's Day, baseball teams have replaced their normal colors with pink.
The Orioles are playing the A's.
So they have a big pink elephant patch on their left shoulders.

Here plus 50

Baltimore will be celebrating a unique sporting accomplishment today - Frank Robinson's home run that cleared old Memorial Stadium.
The stadium is gone, but the old field is still used by the local community.
A new flag will be raised to mark where the ball left the park.
And revive great memories from Baltimore's first world championship season.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Awaiting the perfect candidate

The Republicans have a nominee - Donald Trump.
And plenty of unhappy people that Trump is the last one standing.
The anti-Trump forces have a major problem - no person for their third party thoughts.
The imaginary generic candidate always polls better than the flesh and blood variety.
Whoever gets produced, they will have received far fewer votes than Trump has in 2016.

Facebook quote of the week

While memes are a great way of wasting your life away online, they are not for everyone.
Ask your doctor if memes are right for you.

Saturday Derby song

Get your fancy hat and get ready for the Kentucky Derby this afternoon.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kardashians in Kuba

American exports to Cuba now include "Keeping up with the Kardashians."
However, maybe there is an upside to all of this hoopla with the Kardashians visiting Cuba and posing with Fidel signs. They've ruined or destroyed every man they've come in contact with: why should the Castro brothers be any different? Perhaps Raúl Castro can get to know these women and go down the path of the Kardashians' other men. The Hollywood Gossip had a good article titled "9 Men Whose Lives Were Ruined By the Kardashians" that may serve as a warning to the Castros and to Cuba. After all, if they can ruin this many men, maybe they can ruin an entire country.

Weekend watchdog

For years, fans wondered if we'd ever see another Triple Crown winner.
Saturday's winner hopes to make it back-to-back.
Twenty horses take the track Saturday at the Kentucky Derby, and two minutes of racing will produce the one who tries to match American Pharoah as a Triple Crown champion.
NBC has race coverage starting at 4 p.m. NBC Sports network has the earlier races Saturday at noon, and airs the Kentucky Oaks for fillies Friday at 12:30 p.m.
The NBA conference semifinals continue Friday with Game 3 of the Cavaliers' series with the Hawks at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Spurs-Thunder. The Heat meet the Raptors Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN, and in primetime the Warriors head to Houston on ABC.
ABC has the Cavaliers battling the Hawks Sunday at 3:30 p.m. TNT brings the Spurs' visit to Oklahoma City at 8 p.m.
The NHL postseason continues Friday as the Islanders host Tampa Bay in Game 4 of their series at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Game 5 of St. Louis-Dallas at 1 p.m., with the Capitals facing the Penguins at 7:15 p.m. The Sharks host the Predators on NBC Sports network at 10 p.m. It's Islanders-Lightning on NBC Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles host Oakland for the weekend - Friday and Sunday on MASN and Saturday evening on MASN2. The Nationals face the Cubs on MASN Friday and Saturday before returning to MASN2 Sunday afternoon.
FoxSports1 has a pair of games Saturday, with Rangers-Tigers at 1 p.m. followed by the Nationals and Cubs at 4 p.m. It's another Sunday night game between the Red Sox and Yankees on ESPN at 8 p.m.
NASCAR spends Mother's Day weekend in Kansas, with the Sprint Cup race Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The truck race goes Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS has the PGA tour stop in Charlotte Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Galaxy face the Revolution in MLS action Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and FoxSports1 has New York against D.C. United at 7:30 p.m.
Norwich City meets Manchester United Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Aston Villa-Newcastle United.
ESPN has a pair of SEC softball games Saturday, with Georgia-Alabama at noon followed by Texas A&M against Auburn at 2 p.m.
The NCAA crowns its men's volleyball champions Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN2 has the Big Ten men's lacrosse championship Saturday at 6 p.m.
The United States meets Canada in the World Hockey Championships Friday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ghostbusters and Hillary

Never mind the polls.
A big clue to how the election will turn comes with Ghostbusters comes out in July.
Do you like a redo of the 1984 original, with female leads instead of Bill Murray and friends?
If it's hated like the trailer, you can feel the unease of putting Hillary behind the desk of the Oval Office.
Sure, women can lead.
But we have our memories of the original - swapping the genders may bring strong ones to the surface.
Let's leave things as they've been - instead of forcing new things that aren't better.

About the other candidate

Donald Trump is not the only choice we'll have for president in November.
There's also Hillary Clinton.
How is her march to the nomination going?
Oops, there's a loss in the Indiana primary.
For quite a while the MSM has been declaring the Democrat race over, but oddly enough the voters don’t seem to agree, and more importantly the normal preference cascade that would be the sure sign of a race that’s been won just plain hasn’t taken place.
If Democrats aren't sure they want Hillary to be president, can you be sure she'll beat Trump in November?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Are you happy in 2016?

When it all boils down, the campaign of 2016 will be like most others.
Are you happy with the course of the country?
If you are, you'll vote for Hillary Clinton to continue policies of the Obama administration.
If you are not, then Donald Trump will get your attention - and likely your vote.
Do you think the majority of people are happy with their circumstances this year?
Many are not happy.
Intensely unhappy.
That's Trump's opportunity.
The Clinton team must defend against multiple areas - employment, prosperity, international relations - where people are uneasy and scared.
They'll ask for Trump's answers to solve these problems - highlighting the concern and giving Trump a chance to offer better options.
Will Trump's options work?
We can't tell until he's in office.

President-elect Trump

I just had my dental appointment, and they scheduled my next visit for Monday, November 7.
The next day, it's Election Day.
Just getting people ready for the term "President-elect Trump."

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How Trump did it

The National Review's quest for answers of Donald Trump's popularity hits an important note - politics is really a small part of people's lives.
It’s easy to blame the media for Trump’s rise, and the media certainly helped. But Trump was the prime mover here, and he found a huge voting bloc that was ready to be moved. As one of America’s most enduring celebrities, as a pioneer in reality television, and as a man who’s made a lavish living off his larger-than-life personality, Trump isn’t just using a greedy media, he’s exploiting the very world he helped make.

On to West Virginia

With Indiana done, West Virginia gets its spot in the primary sun for a week.
Thanks to her prior remarks on coal, Hillary Clinton's battle with Bernie Sanders will continue beyond the Mountain State.
While Donald Trump gets ready for the general election.

Hoosier nominee

Indiana may give Donald Trump a big win Tuesday.
Is it over?
For Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, likely it's over.

The cost of government

Via Instapundit and Powerline, a chart showing the growth of administrators compared to those who do the real work - doctors.
I would add two points about the chart. First, the increased cost of health care obviously has something to do with the metastasizing administrators. But it also is caused, in part, by an insufficient supply of doctors. Second, I have no doubt that you could create a similar chart for colleges and universities, with professors graphed against administrators–and for the same reason. Colleges and universities, like clinics and hospitals, spend a ridiculous amount of time complying with government regulations.

Monday, May 2, 2016


A big talking point for the #NeverTrump folks - he's going to lose badly to Hillary Clinton.
Rasmussen Reports finds that's not true.
Just one polling group, and it's now early May.
But it's important to fight the influence of #NeverTrump folks who expect a slaughter.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Join the winning team

How solid are the delegates Ted Cruz won at conventions?
Less solid than a week ago.
Right now, many unbound delegates would rather present a united front against the Democrats in November than work to stop Trump in July. “No matter what happens in Cleveland, I am in the ‘anybody-but-Hillary’ camp,” says Poolman. “The most important objective is to get a nominee and unite the party.”Winning can be very persuasive.

Breaking the gloom

Over at Legal Insurrection, reasons for hope that Donald Trump will not be doomed in November.