Thursday, June 30, 2016

The code on dress codes

Some students learn outside college.
Like the group of interns who thought a petition was the way to get their company to alter the dress code.
And instead got fired.
It's good to learn early that the boss is the boss.
Policies are there for a reason, and the reason best be understood before talking about changing them.
Even if they are silly.
At my newspaper job once, the publisher decided we didn't look professional enough out in the public.
So he said all newsroom employees needed to wear a tie at work.
Even those who worked weekend nights in a locked office, where the public couldn't see.
We survived until a change came.
One guy found an ugly 70s tie to keep in his desk when needed.
We dealt with the policy and learned to make it work.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Due process comes due

Legal Insurrection gives a longdue long at Marilyn Mosby's troubles.
Mosby now finds herself on the horns of a dilemma.  One the one hand, the growing cries against these irrational and politically motivated prosecutions would seem to call for the currently scheduled four trials to be abandoned. On the other hand, doing so could worsen Mosby’s position with respect to the civil suits the officers have brought against her.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sudden Islamic Combustion

Director Blue has found the disease.
Who will win the cure?
Doubt it would be Hillary.

Nothing new to see

The Benghazi report has been released.
Democrats say there's nothing new.
We've known Hillary Clinton is a liar, and have for years.
Nothing new about that truth.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Not the Brexit they wanted

Iceland 2
England 1
Guess this is why they expanded the Euro field to 24 this year.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hit the road, Union Jack

Will the EU sing this to Great Britain this week, or give them just a little more time?

Changing voter registration is just so hard

The whines of anti-Brexit people continue as they realize they lost.
And take their anger out on their fellow British citizens.
This guy doesn't like where his parents live - his excuse why he didn't vote Thursday.
It was for psychological reasons, as much as anything else, that I didn’t register to vote in Alresford. Registering to vote here would have felt like actually moving here. I registered in Essex, where I live during the academic year, for the recent local elections, so I just thought I’d retain that registration for the Brexit referendum. I also don’t like filling in forms, which is why I didn’t register to vote by mail or look into how I’d amend my registration.
Look who doesn't like change or following the government rules.
He has more in common with Brexit voters than he thinks.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Brexit knowledge

Ace's overnight thread gives you plenty of British information, like why they still drive on the left side of the road.
Taking the left hand side in traffic is a habit that goes back hundreds of years, possibly as far as the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, but certainly to an era when people habitually carried swords when traveling. As around 85-90% of humans are right-handed, passing on the right-hand side would leave carriage and cart drivers more open to attack from people coming the other way. Knights with lances, squires with knives, peasants with pitchforks, everyone had to be ready for a dust-up at a moment’s notice, and that meant keeping to the left so you could get a good swing at your assailants. Granted, this did mean they were more vulnerable to be attacked from the pavement, but no system is entirely foolproof.

Brexit in Facebook terms

United Kingdom has changed its status to divorced.
European Union has changed its status to "It's complicated."

Weekend watchdog

In Omaha, the Meadowlands and France, tournament trophies are awaiting their winners.
There won't be a long wait.
The College World Series is down to its final four teams. The two brackets have contests Friday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2 with Oklahoma State battling Arizona, and Coastal Carolina plays TCU Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
If necessary, bracket championship games will be Saturday. The bracket winners face off in a best-of-three final starting Monday at 8 p.m.
Copa America crowns its champion Sunday at 8 p.m. as Argentina faces Chile on FoxSports1.
Euro 2016 enters its round of 16 Saturday, as Switzerland faces Poland at 9 a.m. on ESPN. Wales faces Northern Ireland at noon, followed by Croatia-Portugal at 3 p.m.
There's three more games Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. as host France plays Ireland. Germany meets Slovakia at noon and it's Hungary-Belgium at 3 p.m.
The Orioles host Tampa Bay for the weekend on MASN, while the Nationals take on the Brewers on MASN2.
The Pirates take on the Dodgers on Fox Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday on ESPN at 8 p.m. Fox also offers Mets against the Braves and Astros-Royals. FoxSports1 has the Padres' contest with the Reds Saturday at 4 p.m.
NASCAR hits the road course at Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has the IndyCar Road America Sunday at 1 p.m. There's practice Friday at noon.
NBC Sports network has the NHL draft Friday at 7 p.m.
Washington hosts the PGA tour this weekend, with coverage of the Quicken National Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
In the MLS, New York City takes on Seattle Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and Portland plays Houston Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
The road to Rio continues on NBC Sports network with swimming finals Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Canadian Football League season kicks off on ESPN2 Friday at 8:30 p.m., with Winnipeg hosting Montreal. It's Calgary against British Columbia Saturday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
Cleveland battles Jacksonville in Arena Football Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup challenge series Saturday at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Follow the Clinton money

A mailer for Hillary Clinton arrived in the mail today.
She boasts how she didn't go to a big law firm to make big money out of law school, but instead decided to help children.
As Donald Trump reminded us, she made up for lost time in the last few years.
She talks about caring for children. We all know her love is money.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

If you don't like me, this is what you get

If you don't like Donald Trump, that's okay.
He let you know what you're getting if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fundraising vs. remote control

You hear the wailing about Donald Trump's lackluster fundraising.
How can he compete against Hillary's team and all their TV ads.
I've seen the start of a few Hillary commercials during the evening news.
I never see the end.
I grab the remote and change to another channel.
I may return to that station later.
Hillary and her team may be enriching TV stations, but are they reaching voters?
Or are voters reaching for their remotes as well?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Give baseball some style

Thanks to an April rainout, the Baltimore Orioles had to make a one-day trip to Texas Monday.
The travel from Baltimore must have gotten to announcer Jim Palmer. He began wondering why the umpires doesn't dance like Leslie Nielsen.
Palmer had a bit part in the film, and it obviously had an impact on him.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Open to persuasion

Scott Adams tries his hand again at using persuasive techniques to change the minds of people who dislike Donald Trump.
Including those who dislike his talk about banning Muslims.
For context, point out that Islam is unique among religions in that it includes an order from God that Muslims should overthrow any government that is not compatible with Islam. Moderate Muslims around the world ignore that part of the religion, but refugees are coming from places where it is considered mandatory.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hello, I must be going

Five days until the Brexit vote.
Will it be great or terrible for Great Britain?
In a column mentioning all the woes that come from a vote to leave, there's one with major reasons why leaving is a good idea.
For Europe, Britain’s departure would be like a first brick pulled from a flimsy wall. The union is already fragile. Its mismanagement of the eurozone debt crisis after the 2008 crash was followed by its mismanagement of the refugee crisis. No wonder a recent Pew Research Center poll showed plummeting approval ratings for the union in key European countries.
Reason to stay?
Hitler might rise again in Europe.
We'll see in a few days.

Saturday song

Breaking up to an upbeat song is definitely hard to do.

Facebook quote of the week

Dreamt of black cloud tornados. The entire dream I was looking for cover. Thankfully I found that long tube slide that dropped me in a parking garage.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Gun control squirrel

Democrats and the media have been chasing squirrels all week - gun control and gay rights are the lessons they want to push after the Orlando terror attack.
The killer was a registered Democrat. The source of his hatred was not the Christian Coalition but radical Islamism. He stated this motivation clearly during the shooting and for months prior. He reportedly also considered attacking that notorious gay hangout Disney World.When you're chasing the wrong squirrels, you're making the next attack easier to pull off.
Focus on radical islam, not those squirrels.

Weekend watchdog

The sports world has plenty to offer dads on Father's Day weekend.
Hopefully there will be very few ties.
The NBA Finals stands tied after six games, with the deciding matchup Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. Golden State tries to repeat as champion and complete their record season, while Lebron and the Cavaliers hope to bring Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964.
Oakmont hosts the U.S. Open, with coverage continuing Friday at 8 a.m. on FoxSports1. Fox has primetime coverage at 5 p.m. Fox coverage on the weekend starts Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The College World Series starts its run in Omaha Saturday, with Oklahoma State facing Cal-Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. on ESPN and Arizona-Miami at 8 p.m. Coastal Carolina battles Florida Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Orioles face the Blue Jays for the weekend on MASN. The Nationals head west, facing the Padres in a four-game set on MASN2.
The Cubs host the Pirates on Fox Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Fox also offers Braves-Mets and Tigers against the Royals. The Rangers take on the Cardinals on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4:15 p.m.
Euro 2016 continues Friday as Italy tangles with Sweden at 8:30 a.m., followed by Czech Republic-Croatia at 11:30 a.m. and Spain meets Turkey at 2:30 p.m. Belgium battles Ireland Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with Iceland against Hungary at 11:30 a.m. and Portugal-Austria at 2:30 p.m.
Groups begin their third contests Sunday with France facing Switzerland Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN and Romania takes on Albania on ESPN2.
Copa America Centenario reaches the quarterfinals, with Colombia facing Peru Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Sporting Kansas City takes on Dallas Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 has Seattle against the Red Bulls Sunday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR's Sprint Cup series takes Father's Day off, but the Xfinity series will run in Iowa Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the European Grand Prix Sunday at 8:30 a.m. There's qualifying Saturday at 9 a.m. after practice Friday at 9 a.m.
In Arena Football, Philadelphia faces Arizona Friday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing Saturday at 4 p.m. from the High Point Nationals.
The road to Rio continues with the semifinals in Syncho Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's track and field from the Boston City Games Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stopping potential radical Islamic terrorists

Did Democrats pump up the volume on gun control once President Obama had to utter the phrase "radical Islam" on Tuesday?
If your gun control is focused on stopping potential radical Islamic terrorists from getting guns, more power to you.
If your gun control is against the gun, the machinery, ask yourself "Why?"
Some guns can protect against radical Islamic terrorists.
People don't want to die at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists.
Especially if they know how to protect themselves.

NRA - a well-regulated militia

Friends of gun control try to make "well-regulated militia" from the second amendment into only a state function.
Why can't the NRA be considered an independent "well-regulated militia."
Doesn't the state need all the help it can get?
They join together across state lines for the nation's welfare, but most gatherings are local.
They emphasize gun safety and NRA rules.
They aren't the people doing the shooting and killing at these recent attacks.
They want to protect themselves and their families.
The job of a well-regulated militia.

Prepare for more bad things

PJ Media's Jack Dunphy warns of future terrorists attacks - and how police will learn from Orlando.
Like the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, the Orlando shooting will be studied by law enforcement officers in a search for a more effective response. Recall that prior to Columbine, police tactics to address an “active shooter” had not been widely considered.  Officers responding to the school followed the standard protocol for barricaded suspects, which was to contain them and await the arrival of a SWAT team. Today, active-shooter protocols dictate that responding officers form teams of four or five and make entry as soon as possible, bypassing downed victims if necessary to seek out and neutralize the threat.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Coming attractions

Dustbury found someone who found Dory.
Hope the movie doesn't end like that.

Three hours

Would guns in the hands of patrons made a difference in Orlando?
Democrats say no.
It was dark and confusing.
People might get caught in the crossfire.
But it was three hours between the start of the siege and it's end.
How many people shot at 2 a.m. could have been saved if they got attention quicker?
Would fewer shots have been fired by the bad guy if a good guy with a gun was there?
It's like the parenting commercials.
You don't need to be a perfect shot.
You just need to be there.

Do you trust Trump?

Donald Trump sent out a tweet this morning, about meeting with the NRA about the no-fly and watch lists.
Did he say they should reverse their position?
He said he'd talk.
He spoke the magic words that liberals think will solve the problem.
Which it won't.
But he's open to the differing viewpoints - unlike President Obama.
Neither Obama nor Clinton could meet with the NRA on this issue.
If you don't trust Trump, it's a bad sign.
If you trust Trump, he's building his negotiating stance.

Don't let a crook off the hook

Diamond and Silk get the crowd fired up before the latest Trump rally.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Words bring focus

Donald Trump got his birthday present - President Obama finally said "radical Islam."
And what difference does it make?
If an Islamic man kills and you talk gun control instead, you're fighting an extra battle.
Instead of working together to fight the problem that's there, the battle about why the attack happened becomes the focus.
And it's more likely another attack will happen.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Well Dunn

Singer Ronnie Dunn wasn't impressed by President Obama's Sunday insights into the Orlando shooting.

On to Omaha

Virginia may not have advanced to defend its College World Series title.
But I have a new team to root for - Coastal Carolina.
Been a fan for 30 years - since it was the closest college to my newspaper job in Georgetown.
Let's go, Chants.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

If by we you mean yourself and Hillary

John Podhoretz pans the afternoon statement by President Obama.
Here again, and horribly, we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn’t like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks.
He called it “terror,” which it is. But using the word “terror” without a limiting and defining adjective is like a doctor calling a disease “cancer” without making note of the affected area of the body — because if he doesn’t know where the cancer is and what form it takes, he cannot attack it effectively and seek to extirpate it.


There's so many more twists and turns to the Orlando shooting investigation.
The first 12 hours bring talk about gun control.
Time tells why that's not the answer.
And more things will be learned as more time passes.

Get your tickets, skipper

Sit right back and hear the tale of a three-game series.
The Bluefield Blue Jays will be honoring Bob Denver - TV's Gilligan - July 22-24.
Get your bobblehead Sunday, if you get there early.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Recycling update

Before heading to the beach, I made some cash turning in the aluminum cans.
Still 40 cents per pound.
Money already spent.

Facebook quote of the week

Great big bowling-alley-shake-the-house thunder rolling along the mountain ridges under blackened skies ... there's a storm across the Valley.

Saturday song

If it rains, enjoy like Neil Sedaka.

Friday, June 10, 2016

In all thy sons command

"O Canada" may be undergoing a change to become "gender neutral."
Bet the offending line will continue to be sung.
It's in their blood.

Weekend watchdog

Every four years, countries from around the world gather to determine the best in soccer.
In between, the continents crown their own champions.
Copa America Centenario started last weekend, and the group stage continues Friday with two contests on Fox. Chile battles Bolivia at 7 p.m. followed by Argentina against Panama at 9:30 p.m.
The United States faces Paraguay in its third group contest Saturday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1, and Brazil battles Peru Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The quarterfinals will be next weekend.
Euro 2016 kicks off Friday at 2:30 p.m. as host France faces Romania on ESPN.
Saturday's action on ESPN begins at 8:30 a.m. with Albania-Switzerland, followed by Wales against Slovakia at 11:30 a.m. before England faces Russia at 2:30 p.m.
Turkey takes on Croatia Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN, with Poland meeting Northern Ireland at 11:30 a.m. and Germany takes on Ukraine at 2:30 p.m.
The Stanley Cup championship has Game 6 Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC, as San Jose tries to force a deciding game against the Penguins.
Cleveland hosts Golden State in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
The Orioles visit Toronto for the weekend, with games Friday and Saturday on MASN2 and Sunday's finale on MASN.
The Nationals host the Phillies for the weekend. Friday and Saturday's contests will be on MASN, moving to MASN2 Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates meet the Cardinals on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. and ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m., while the Dodgers and Giants get coverage Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Fox also offers the Yankees against the Tigers Saturday, while the Indians battle the Angels on FoxSports1 Saturday at 10:05 p.m.
The road to Omaha continues with super regionals this weekend, starting Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN has a game Saturday at 9 p.m., while ESPN2 has action at noon, 3 and 6 p.m., while there's four games on ESPN2 Sunday starting at noon.
NASCAR heads to Michigan, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.The Xfinity face goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the Truck race Friday at 9 p.m.
Texas hosts the IndyCar Firestone 600 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with practice Friday at noon.
The Canadian Grand Prix will be Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC. NBC Sports network has qualifying Saturday at 1 p.m. after practice Friday at 2 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Memphis, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Triple Crown of horse racing concludes with the Belmont Stakes on NBC Saturday at 5 p.m. NBC Sports network has the Belmont preps Saturday at 3 p.m.
ESPN has the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, with men's finals are Friday at 8:30 p.m. and women's finals Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers the USA Wrestling World team trials Sunday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Trump is icky

Scott Adams has been impressed by Donald Trump's emotional persuasion.
But comparing the two candidates we have, which is most ruled by emotion?
The Democrats seem to be overflowing with emotion.
Trump is bad.
He says mean things.
Can you debate those who base their opinions on raw emotion?
Trump can persuade.
But so many are beyond the ability to be persuaded.

I'm loving this

Two robbers in France picked the wrong McDonalds to rob - the one where French Special Forces were eating.
Edwige Roux-Morizot, the local prosecutor, said: “During the hold-up, the gendarmes didn’t do anything. It was out of the question to use their weapons, as this would have created difficulties and could have placed many people’s lives in danger.”
The highly trained and battle-hardened officers were able to pounce on the first of the two robbers when he tripped on his way of the outlet without firing a shot.
However, they were forced to shoot the other in the abdomen when he pointed a gun at them as he sought to make his getaway with the cash, ignoring their orders to drop his weapon.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

From the pointy-haired writer

Salon's swing and a miss piece - Scott Adams doesn't call it a hit piece - examines the Dilbert creator's posts on the Trump run.
Sunday's endorsement of Hillary by Adams draws the most ire.
Obviously, this is not a Clinton endorsement. The purpose of this is to try to convince people that Clinton is some kind of dangerous fascist demagogue who will send her brownshirts into the street to force people into compliance with violence. This opinion, of course, has nothing to do with the real life Clinton and everything to do with Adams’s fantasy version of her.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Remember "She's wise er?"

The battle between Donald Trump and the judge in the Trump University case reminds me of a classic photoshop a friend created for the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Trump's experience with lawsuits ought to give him good insight when a judge might not be impartial.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mike's dirty truth

Guess Mike Rowe learned some of this stuff at Towson State.
He's passionate about not letting being passion determine your employment life.
It’s both healthy and smart to have pursuits you enjoy, but it’s a rarity those passions prove profitable. Rowe’s advice is probably not what every aspiring graduate wants to hear, but sometimes what we want and what we need are two different things entirely.

If Bill Kristol calls

David French has taken his name out of contention for a presidential bid.
Who does Bill Kristol go to next?
If you see his name on your caller ID, think twice before answering.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Happier ending

A North Carolina hospice patient invited family, friends and the media along for her final trip to the beach.
"This is just so special," Ellie said as she was escorted from the ambulance to the beach on a special wheelchair designed for the sand. "You get that smell ... If that's the last smell I smell, that's a good smell."

Saturday, June 4, 2016

A little help for my friend

At Sunday's Orioles game, the team will be helping the Gorman family raise awareness of Multiple System Atrophy.
The man at the center of the issue helped me greatly as a new college graduate in 1984.
At a church meeting, Jim Gorman said he had a brother at a South Carolina newspaper.
I was looking for that first job out of college.
Six weeks later, I was in South Carolina, starting my sports journalism career.
Jim helped me, and hopefully many will be helping Jim Sunday.

Facebook quote of the week

I have to admit it's been a little boring since the Republican race has been decided, but a thrown together late season matchup between Beck and Kristol to fight it out for the "Most Delusional" title is just plain silly.

Saturday song

May had lots of days we could have saved this song for.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Piece of work

The new jobs report came out today - fewer jobs added than expected and more people out of the workforce.
Jobs increased by only 38,000, about 120,000 below expectations. In addition, the number of jobs created in April and March was also revised downwards by 59,000. As Gordon notes, this means that over the last three months, job creation has averaged about 116,000 jobs per month; a notable slowdown from the 12-month average of 219,000 jobs.
Guess this means more people to give Bernie Sanders money.

Weekend watchdog

The long and winding road of the NBA and NHL playoffs have reached their final matchups.
And the eight best softball teams are competing in Oklahoma City for the Women's College World Series title.
Golden State tries to complete its record season, hosting Cleveland in the NBA Finals in Game 2 Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
In the Stanley Cup Final, it's Game 3 from San Jose Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Penguins took a 2-0 series win with an overtime victory Wednesday.
The second day of action at the Women's College World Series begins with Alabama-Oklahoma at 7 p.m., followed by LSU-Michigan.
Saturday, ESPN has two games starting at noon followed by the night session on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. Bracket play concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2, with games later in the day on ESPN2 if necessary.
The two bracket winners advance to the best-of-three final beginning Monday night.
The Orioles host the Yankes for the weekend, with games on MASN Friday and Sunday, with Saturday's game on Fox.
The Nationals take on the Reds Friday and Sunday on MASN2, and Saturday afternoon on MASN.
The Giants and Cardinals battle on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Fox also carries the Royals and Indians Saturday. On FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m., the Rays battle the Twins.
NCAA regional baseball play begins this weekend, with play on ESPN2 Saturday at noon.
NASCAR visits Pocono, with the Sprint Cup race on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox.
The Indy Car Dual in Detroit will be Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
NBC brings the finals from the French Open Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. The men's semifinals will be Friday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with the women's doubles final Sunday at 6 a.m.
CBS offers the Memorial tournament Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
It's X Games weekend on ESPN. There's a Moto X Freestyle final Friday at 7 p.m., and more completion Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Copa America Centenario starts group play Friday at 9:30 p.m. when the United States takes on Colombia on FoxSports1.
Fox has Costa Rica against Paraguay Saturday at 5 p.m. and Brazil battles Ecuador from the Rose Bowl at 10 p.m. on FoxSports1. Jamaica takes on Venezuela on Fox Sunday at 5 p.m. followed by it's Mexico-Uruguay from Phoenix on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The United States women have an international friendly with Japan Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
Rugby's Penn Mutual Collegiate Championship will be on NBC Sports network Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., with additional action on NBC Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
There's motorcycle racing from Thunder Valley on NBC Sports network on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Arena Pro Grand Prix swim meet Sunday at 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Did he use the magic typewriter?

A Facebook friend noted Dan Rather's attack on media coverage of Donald Trump.
I glad he found it.
I needed the laugh.
The last time Rather tried to take down a Republican presidential candidate, he lost his job.

Bernie and math

Democrats are frustrated - doesn't Bernie Sanders see the math that he can't win.
Have they listened to the man any the past few months.
From his proposals, it's obvious he doesn't understand budget math.
Neither do his supporters.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Keeping an eye on the children

Political Clown Parade has another take on French for president talk.

Story of Duck and whale

Early season vacationers got to see a humpback whale off the North Carolina coast Wednesday - too close for comfort.
After about two hours, the whale swam off to join friends.
Sometimes it's best to stay away from the shore.
Especially if you're a whale.