Wednesday, August 31, 2016

El Presidente

DaTech Guy has the roundup on Donald Trump's road trip to Mexico.
And the bad day for media coverage of the campaign.
It was in every way a disaster for the left.  Instead of a blithering bombastic racist idiot that they pretend Trump is the American people saw live a diplomatic, determined and debonair leader with a history of making big deals with important people all over the world. And that doesn’t even take into account that Hillary hasn’t held a press conference since forever.

Let's make a border deal

Scott Adams lists reasons to be against illegal immigrants and ways to make a deal around them.
My point is that there is probably a “deal” to be made that satisfies the pro-deportation folks who are not racists. If you want legal justice, and you don’t want outsiders taking your resources, we can probably fix most of that with an intelligent deal.
If Trump asks Americans for suggestions on how to handle deportation humanely, he wins. A big part of the problem is that citizens don’t believe politicians are hearing them on this issue. Trump is listening. If he solicits suggestions, you have half of what you wanted – attention and priority.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Two days to trouble

The 49ers close their preseason in San Diego Thursday.
A very-pro military town due to the naval presence.
How will they greet Colin Kaepernick?
I doubt they'll boo during the anthem if he sits.
Will he play?
Starters usually don't play the final preseason game, but he needs game action if he wants to show he can start this season.
Plenty of boos are likely if he hits the field.
And cheers when the Chargers' defense makes him hit the field.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Does Kaepernick help Trump?

We're now in the second day of discussions about Colin Kaepernick sitting during the National Anthem.
Does he have the right?
Was it the right place?
Was it the right way?
People who love the country have the right to be offended.
Not lectured about problems of the country that the media wants us to focus upon.
The media quickly jumped to claim only Donald Trump fans were upset.
There's probably more Trump fans today than Saturday, thanks to Kaepernick.
You can have pride in your country, and the many people who do tough jobs in the military and police forces.
Perhaps Kaepernick can listen and learn from those he's offended.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Most amazing thing about the weekend

What did we learn this weekend?
Everyone has an opinion about the 49ers backup quarterback.

Does he know the third verse?

There's an interesting defense of Colin Kaepernick bubbling up - the third stanza is racist.
The anthem was written a few weeks after a group of freed slaves joined the British in beating the American army around Washington.
Thus, the third stanza discusses the triumph of American soldiers over those freed slaves.
Nice thought.
Does Kaepernick know that's in the anthem?
Digging up racism in the life of Francis Scott Key may make you feel better, but it really has nothing to do with Kaepernick.
Or the reaction.

Tracking slipping poll numbers

The election is already over.
The media keeps saying so.
The Morning Consult has some interesting numbers for you.
Trump is now within three points, improving each week since the beginning of August.
The Right Track/Wrong Track numbers for the nation are stuck at 29/71, a decidedly poor figure if you’re essentially running on a promise of delivering a third term for Barack Obama. Also, the issues most on the minds of voters seem to be playing into Trump’s hands no matter how oddly he runs his campaign. The economy and jobs remain on top at 36%, but security issues are number two at 21%. Nothing else even comes close.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

He's used to sitting

Colin Kaepernick took his stand Friday by sitting during the national anthem.
We surely wouldn't be talking about him because of his performance on the field.
Let him sit.
He did last fall.
And will probably do much bench sitting this year.

Facebook quote of the week

Watching the 5000 meter finals, wondering what it would be like to be able to run that fast while shoving half a piece of pizza into my mouth.

Saturday song

Turn around and catch Bonnie Tyler.

Friday, August 26, 2016

People eating tasty animals

Ace shows how to drive a steak into PETA's heart.

Vote for me or you're a racist

Hillary Clinton gave a speech Thursday trying to tie Donald Trump to the conspiracies of the alt-right side of the internet.
Did she succeed?
Scott Adams says probably yes, although Trump has a good comeback.
Trump has built his brand around the idea that he will protect legal American citizens of all types – who he loves – against bad people in other countries. Trump is saying he’s on Team America. Period.
But Clinton just insulted 40% of American voters by calling them racists. Clinton literally – and publicly – turned on her own citizens.
Trump, by contrast, has attacked only professionals who are in the cage fight against him, including politicians on both sides, and the media.

Weekend watchdog

The third week of the NFL preseason is usually time for the starters to get their extended playing time before the season openers.
Broadcasters need their warmup work, and get it this weekend.
CBS offers the Browns and Buccaneers Friday at 8 p.m. and Raiders hosting the Titans Saturday at 8 p.m.
There's a pair of games on Fox Sunday afternoon, with the Chargers visiting the Vikings at 1 p.m. and Cardinals-Texans at 4 p.m. NBC practices in its Sunday night slot with the Bengals battling the Jaguars.
Comcast brings the Redskins' game with the Bills Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the Ravens tangle with the Lions Saturday at 7 p.m.
The college football season starts in Australia Friday at 10 p.m., as Hawaii meets California in Sydney on ESPN. Charleston Southern takes on North Dakota State Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Arena Football has its championship Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN with Philadelphia battling Arizona in the Arena Bowl.
North of the border, it's Saskatchewan facing Edmonton Friday at 10 p.m.
There's high school football Saturday on ESPN - Pine-Richlands meeting St. Edward at noon and Saguaro from Arizona against Valor Christian at 3:30 p.m. Action moves to ESPN2 at 6 p.m. with IMG Academy clashing with Grayson, and the nightcap features Bishop Gorman of Nevada and Cedar Hill.
Florida football takes the stage Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 with Trinity Christian taking on Cocoa.
The Orioles visit the Yankees for the weekend on MASN while the Nationals host the Rockies on MASN2.
FoxSports1 brings Cubs-Dodgers Saturday at 4 p.m. followed by the Angels taking on the Tigers. The Cubs and Dodgers play again on TBS Sunday at 4 p.m., with ESPN showing the Red Sox and Royals Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Little League World Series crowns its champion Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
The International final will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on ABC, followed by the United States matchup at 3:30 p.m. The third place game will be on ESPN Sunday at 10 a.m.
Michigan hosts the Sprint Cup series Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck race Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The Xfinity Series goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday at 7 p.m. with qualifying on CNBC Saturday at 8 p.m
The IndyCar circuit takes the track on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9 p.m.
The PGA tour's playoff season begins at the Barclays Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN has a pair of MLS contests Sunday, with the Red Bulls facing the Revolution at 2:30 p.m. followed by Portland-Seattle. New York City battles Orlando FC Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fox has Bundesliga Soccer between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer 04 Leverkusen Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the final two tournaments before the U.S. Open, with the Connecticut Open semifinals Friday at 1 and 7 p.m. before Saturday's final at 4 p.m. There's action from Winston-Salem with semifinals Friday at 3 p.m. and finals Saturday at 2 p.m.
Orange County faces San Diego in the finals of World Team Tennis Friday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
Action on the Breeders Cup Challenge Series will be on NBC Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
There's a pair of WNBA games on ESPN2 Sunday, as Seattle meets Minnesota at 7 p.m. before the Sparks battle the Mercury at 9 p.m.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

You can't keep your money

Just in time for election season, states are announcing the increases in Obamacare premiums.
Illinois is seeking big numbers.
Will you blame the insurances companies, or the government that made the rules that those companies must follow?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best case scenario

Victor Davis Hanson lists the reasons a Donald Trump presidency will be better than one with Hillary Clinton.
Mysteriously, each time he hits rock bottom, Trump — even before his recent “pivot” — begins a two-week chrysalis cycle of inching back in the polls to within 2 or 3 points of Clinton. Apparently Trump represents something well beyond Trump per se. He appears to be a vessel of, rather than a catalyst for, popular furor at “elites” — not so much the rich, but the media/political/academic/celebrity global establishment that derides the ethos of the middle class as backward and regressive, mostly as a means for enjoying their own apartheid status and sense of
exalted moral self, without guilt over their generational influence and privilege.

Another close poll

Drudge Report touts another poll with a close race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
It's UPI/CVoter, maybe not a household name.
But any poll with a tight race is not good news for Hillary Clinton when the media keeps talking blowout.

Monday, August 22, 2016

If we're not there, it didn't happen

The comparisons about the presidential responses to Louisiana flooding miss an important point.
In 2005, the national media descended on New Orleans before the storm hit.
They were stuck there in the mess.
In the current flooding, nobody was on site prior to the event except the locals.
Brian Williams and Shep Smith will make a big deal about a situation when they are experiencing it.
That drives the news, not the newsworthiness of the event.
There's always flooding out there somewhere.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

If you like your dad, you vote for Trump

The Progressives at DFA want people to watch a movie "The Brainwashing of My Dad" in their pursuit to get more liberals elected.
See the problem?
Lack of respect for your elders and their experiences.
Instead, they try to blame conservative talk radio for changing their dad's mind.
Do they have so little respect for their dad's intelligence that he could be brainwashed?
Just because he doesn't agree with you doesn't make him brainwashed.
My mother hated Rush Limbaugh for years, and now she's a big fan. She hasn't been brainwashed - she's seen bad things over the years that eroded her support of the traditional Democratic party.
I wonder if a pollster asked people about their experiences with their dads and the candidates.
I'd bet people who have a good relationship with their fathers would prefer Donald Trump more than those with a negative or neutral relationship.
If you trust your dad and his years of knowledge from the game of life, you'll trust a man from his generation - likely with his temperament - to run the country.

Here's the comeback

It's one poll, but today's L.A. Times tracking poll has Donald Trump leading by two points.
Going to Louisiana probably helped.
The numbers are much better than reported in the other media.
When will those catch up?

Kinda don't care

Justin Moore made an appearance at the Rockingham County Fair this week.
His fans sound like they had a good time.
His new album is "Kinda don't care" but this group seems to care.
Especially the young man who gets the share the stage with him.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Do they give money for nothing?

The New York Times looks at the problem with the Clinton Foundation - no matter what they do in the future.
Some emails and other records described donors seeking and in some cases obtaining meetings with State Department officials. None showed Mrs. Clinton making decisions in favor of any contributors, but her allies fear that additional emails might come out and provide more fodder for Mr. Trump.
The Clintons found nice people who only give to help others.
That's why they give to the Clintons instead of any of the multiple charities in the world.

"What do you have to lose by trying something new?"

Don Surber likes Donald Trump's new focus on getting the African-American vote.
So what gives? Why is he campaigning in Democratic strongholds, and speaking to rural white crowds about the problems inner city black people face?
First, we are still in the dawn of the general election campaign. Trump is trying to stretch and widen the battlefield by adding Michigan and Wisconsin to Hillary's list of woes.
Second, Trump is training his troops. To counter the rote trope of racism used against any Republican candidate, Trump is showing his followers how they must frame the issue as a failure of Democratic Party policy.

Saturday song

Get up and cheer for Mickey.

Facebook quote of the week

Breaking News: Michael Phelps says he will be retiring after the Rio games... I hope he's able to adjust, just can't bear the thought of him roaming around like a fish out of water.

Friday, August 19, 2016

What about the 3 p.m. call?

In 2008, Hillary Clinton ran an ad touting her experience when "the 3 a.m. call" comes.
This time, you wonder what will happen during a 3 p.m. call.
Will she be taking a nap?
She's definitely sleeping while Louisiana struggles.

Weekend watchdog

The youth of the world close out their time in South America this weekend. 2020_1Off to Tokyo for a repeat visit in 2020.
Coverage continues until the Closing Ceremonies Sunday on NBC. Highlights of the last weekend include the men's basketball gold medal game Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC and the women's championship Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The men's marathon runs Sunday, and the athletes gather one more time Sunday night before extinguishing the Olympic flame.
The Orioles faces the Astros in a series on MASN2, while the Nationals take on the Braves on MASN.
The Giants host the Mets Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Yankees tangle with the Angels on FoxSports1 Friday at 10 p.m. and it's Red Sox-Tigers Sunday on TBS at 1:05 p.m.
The Little League World Series continues in Williamsport Friday at 2 p.m. as Japan battles Canada on ESPN. It's California taking on Iowa at 4 p.m. before South Korea meets Curacao. The first round of games concludes as Kentucky plays Texas at 8 p.m.
Play continues over the weekend, with games on ESPN Saturday at noon, 6 and 9 p.m. ABC has games Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., with other play on Sunday on ESPN at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. while ESPN2 brings the nightcap at 7 p.m.
The Junior League championship will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Comcast has the Redskins against the Jets Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Ravens meet the Colts Saturday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Bristol for the weekend, with the Sprint Cup race on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m. USA brings the Xfinity Series Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Pocono hosts the Indy Car circuit Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The PGA tour visits North Carolina for the Wyndham Championships on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States Amateur will be on Fox Sunday at 3 p.m., after semifinals Saturday at 3 p.m. FoxSports1 brings early round play Thursday at 3 p.m. and quarterfinals Friday at 3 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Western and Southern Open this weekend, with round of 16 play Thursday at 1 and 7 p.m. The quarterfinals are Friday at 1 and 7 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. The women's championship will be Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by the men's at 4 p.m.
In the MLS, New York City takes on the Galaxy Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and D.C. United battles the Red Bulls Sunday at 3 p.m. Portland plays Seattle on FoxSports1 Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Like a prayer

As part of DaTech Guy tryouts, Christopher Harper looks at what NBC misses at the Olympics - religion.
After Usain Bolt of Jamaica, the fastest man in the world, won his third gold medal in the 100-meter sprint, he fell to his knees to pray. The NBC commentators apparently couldn’t bring themselves to utter the word “prayer.”
Many other examples exist, but NBC and other mainstream media have focused on less significant details of athletes’ lives rather than their trust in God. Fortunately, faith-based news organizations have chronicled what the athletes themselves consider their most important characteristic: their belief in God.

Dorm rooms of the rich and famous

Via Althouse, the dorm rooms of girls from the University of Mississippi.
What about the guys?
Nobody wants to take a picture of those.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If you like your industry

Like President Obama, the health insurance industry will enter 2017 with change and uncertainty.
Obama needs to learn to live outside the White House.
The health insurance industry sees if it can survive the post-Obama era - after Obamacare rules changes altered the rules.
Apparently for the worse.

Safest hoodie around

For a good look at small city police work, Bangor Maine's posts on Facebook can brighten your day.
They even have a mascot, the Duck of Justice.
And you can buy shirts and hoodies with the Duck of Justice logo.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Looking for a cure

Brad Thor has been thinking about his NeverTrump stance - and has decided to give Trump a chance.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Squidward for president

Mrs. Fishersville Mike caught a glimpse of Evan McMullin on FoxNews this evening.

She quickly realized who he reminded her of.

Wonder who SpongeBob will endorse?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Encouraging the Shy Trump vote

Scott Adams shares his ideas on how Donald Trump can turn things around - a combination of things out of Trump's control and things he can do - if his actions are heard and believed.
He touches on the important "Shy Trump voter."
If people think Trump has a chance, they are more likely to take him seriously.
Having that supporter shown in polls would boost him more, since it would draw other "Shy Trump" voters out into the mainstream.
Make the race tight, and Trump can pull it off.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Charitable contributions to my own back pocket

So the Clinton's donated a $1 million to charity last year.
Which charity?
The Clinton Foundation.
I knew I should have set up the Fishersville Mike Foundation to get some sweet tax deductions.

Weekend watchdog

For the third straight weekend, fans of the San Francisco Giants can see their team on the MASN networks.
The Giants host the Orioles for a three-game interleague set, after taking on the Nationals the past two weekends.
Games will be on MASN2.
The Nationals host the Braves on MASN for the weekend.
Fox carries A-Rod's final game Friday at 7:30 p.m. as the Yankees meet the Rays.
The Indians meet the Angels Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Sunday at 1 p.m. on TBS. It's Pirates-Dodgers on FoxSports1 Saturday at 4 p.m., with the weekend ending on ESPN as the Cubs host the Cardinals Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Olympics reach their middle weekend, with coverage across the NBC family of networks.
Football returns to the L.A. Coliseum Saturday as the Rams host the Cowboys.
North of the border, Montreal meets Edmonton on ESPN2 Thursday at 9 p.m.
Philadelphia and Jacksonville battle for an Arena League Conference championship Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
While the Sprint Cup takes the weekend off, the Xfinity series goes at mid-Ohio Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on USA.
ESPN has Little League regional action Friday, starting at 11 a.m. in the Midwest. Play continues in New England at 1 p.m., then it's the Northwest at 3 p.m. and Mid-Atlantic at 7 p.m. ESPN2 offers the second Great Lakes semifinal at 5 p.m. and a West semifinal at 9 p.m. Six tickets to Williamsport will be punched Saturday.
The Midwest Region plays at 11 a.m. on ESPN, followed by the New England and Northwest at 3 p.m. The action switches to ESPN2 at 5 p.m. at the Great Lakes regional, then it's the Mid-Atlantic at 7 p.m. and West at 9 p.m.
CBS brings the John Deere Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States Senior Open tees off Friday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1. Fox has the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Real Salt Lake battles Seattle on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m.
ESPN has the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup between Seville and Barcelona Sunday at 3:55 p.m.
Internazionale faces Celtic in the International Champions Cup Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's team tennis between Washington and Orange County Saturday at 5 p.m. on Comcast.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our political system

Donald Trump's struggles in recent weeks reminded me of this cartoon.
The political class hates Trump because he doesn't act like them.
He tries, but then he reverts to his self and blows up the media.
The media like things as they are, with them providing the access to the political class and maintaining their importance.
But what has the political class given us?
Debt over $19 trillion.
Looming problems not being discussed while minor issues become major woes.
The system is rigged to their styles.
They can climb the political tree better than anyone.
But the times call for something different.
Trump is a genius in his business and reality TV world.
He's trying to help our country with his knowledge from those spheres.
But will his failure to climb the political tree leave us with more of the same?
And only the political climbers happy.

Depends on what ISIS is

Today's big trouble thing - President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded ISIS.
The press shouts, no they aren't.
Their names are on the official incorporation papers.
Got you thinking of ISIS, didn't he?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Do Democrats have the right temperament?

The talk of recent weeks has been Donald Trump's temperament - can he handle the job as president.
The last weeks have also shown Democrats don't have the temperament to handle a Trump presidency.
The talk about emails two weeks ago and Second Amendment Tuesday show clearly that anything Trump says makes Democrats explode.
If you think Trump is evil, anything he says is coded language that shows he's unfit.
Even if he doesn't know what the coded language is.
It's going to be a long 90 days as Democrats go insane everytime Trump says something that triggers them.

By the numbers

PJ Media's officer on call - Jack Dunphy is the nom de plume - looks at the recent police shooting in Chicago.
The videos released by the Chicago Police Department on Friday are troubling on a number of levels, not least for the fact that O’Neal was killed. But even exclusive of the grim outcome, the videos reveal the tactical nightmare that can arise when inexperience, confusion, and poor communication among police officers combine in a rapidly evolving, highly stressful event. They also reveal the pitfalls of recording every utterance a police officer might make in the course of such an event, then having those utterances analyzed, dissected, and misunderstood by people who themselves have never experienced even a remotely similar event.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You will read this post

Scott Adams discusses brainwashing and signs you should look for in political commentary.
But my favorite way to identify brainwashed citizens is by the way they start comments on social media. The brainwashed start with one of the following openers and then go on to offer either sarcasm or no argument at all.
Look for these tells to identify the brainwashed:
1. LOL
2. Wow.
3. So…
4. In other words…
5. OMG
7. (Any personal or professional insult)
8. Hitler analogy

Monday, August 8, 2016

Bush for Trump

Jeb Bush's son has urged Texas Republicans to support Donald Trump.
“From Team Bush — it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and help the man that won,” Bush told members of the Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association in Austin.
“You make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.”
Truer words were never spoken.

How healthy?

Drudge has been on a run, seeking photos of Hillary seeming unhealthy.
Coughing jags during speeches.
A picture of slipping on the stairs.
Do those thing have an impact?
Remember Gerald Ford and Chevy Chase.
I'm sure Drudge does.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Short circuited

Hillary's "short-circuit" comment Friday gets the Proof Positive treatment.
Short Circuit can lead to disassemble, and other bad things.

Make America Grow Again

Don Surber gives his take on the planned announcement of Donald Trump's economic package.
The article goes on to point out the pro-growth tax reductions of Kennedy (who cut capital gains taxes) and Reagan (who cut income taxes). Conservatives know the drill. But that nine-word sentence -- All of these policies will help the middle class. -- is the key to understanding the political war that has waged throughout my lifetime. Liberals have always tried to destroy the middle class, a group they mock and ridicule.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Awaiting the Trump rebound

There's still over 90 days until the election.
It's not over.
Donald Trump will not continue to struggle.
The media can't have that.
There has to be a rebound story soon, likely before Labor Day.
After the Olympics, when the campaign really starts.
Or else, the media will have to give up Trump bashing.
And talk about what Democrats will do.
And how they can't pay for it.

Weekend watchdog

rio 2016Time of the youth of the world to gather again - this time in South America. Rio welcomes the world with the 2016 Summer Olympics, starting Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the opening ceremony on NBC.
There's action on NBC throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, along with other members of the NBC family of networks and its web platform.
The United States men's basketball team plays China Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles visit the White Sox for the weekend on MASN2. The Nationals host the Giants on MASN for the weekend.
FoxSports1 has the Red Sox-Dodgers Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
NASCAR visits the Glen Sunday at 2 p.m. on USA, with the Xfinity Series on CNBC Saturday at 2 p.m.
The NFL preseason begins Sunday at 8 p.m. with the Packers meeting the Colts on ESPN in Canton, Ohio. The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and NFL network.
Tampa Bay takes on Philadelphia in the Arena League Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
Grab your umbrellas for the Travelers Championships on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The United States women's amateur golf championship will be Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. The semifinals are Saturday at 1 p.m. after the quarterfinals at 10 a.m., with play Friday starting at 8:30 a.m.
Liverpool battles Barcelona in the International Champions Cup Saturday at noon on ESPN.
Portland plays Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN. FoxSports1 has Seattle facing Orlando Sunday at 7 p.m., followed by the Red Bulls against the Galaxy.
Little League baseball's Senior League has its championship Saturday at noon on ESPN. The Intermediate League title game is Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Junior League Softball World Series finale will be Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2, with the Senior League final match Sunday at noon on ESPN and the Big League softball crown will be earned Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN2 has the Atlanta Open semifinals Saturday at 7 p.m. and final Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Do you really want more of the same?

The smell of panic is in the media?
Is Donald Trump going down the tubes?
The same people who said he would implode for the last 12 months are saying this is it.
But they've said it before.
So if it's going to be Hillary Clinton, we need to take a look at what that will look like.
So she's not Donald Trump.
How will the future be better with her in office?
If you don't like the Obama years, you're not going to like the Hillary years.
If you don't like the spending and debt, that's not going to change.
If you don't like fearing Islamic terrorism, that's not going to change.
Problems festering during the Obama years will only get worse.
While liberals focus on items in American culture that they don't like.
Remember why you think the country is on the wrong track.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The why behind Trump

Joe Don Briggs leaves the drive-in to explain why people like Donald Trump.
My point is that the Donald Trump voters have consistently told us why they’re voting for Trump, but it doesn’t fit any of the stereotypes and so it’s never mentioned. What’s the first thing out of a Trump voter’s mouth when he’s asked about it?
“I like him because he says what’s on his mind.”
“He’ll say anything.”
“He doesn’t sugar-coat it.”
“He says things no one else will say.”
It’s a political movement based on the First Amendment.
Shouldn’t we, at the very least, be looking at why 40-plus-percent of the American population would feel stifled and silenced? Shouldn’t this be what we’re examining instead of the cerebral cortex of Donald Trump’s addled ego? Wouldn’t this be the reporterly thing to do?
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dealing with the wrath of Khan

Ace asks how long does someone get immunity from criticism due to their son's death.
If you enter the public fray -- and if you insult a presidential candidate -- then you're fair game to be insulted back.
The guy's son was killed twelve years ago. If Trump loses, and then, in 2020, they trot this guy out to insult the new conservative challenger to Hillary Clinton -- is he absolutely protected from insult then, too?
Exactly how long does his Force Field Against All Public Criticism last, even while he himself is hurling Trumpian insults at people he thinks aren't giving Islam enough respect?

We will Rock you

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can sing.
Even if he doesn't like the subject.

Monday, August 1, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like....

I visited our local Kroger this evening.
There were Halloween decorations for sale outside.
Just 13 more weeks until trick or treat day.
Don't rush the season.
And keep those Christmas things in the back for a few more months.

Big government caused the flash flood

Two people died Saturday when a wall of water roared down Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland.
And the global warming people have come out.
But let's look at the reasons why Ellicott City might have seen climate change.
Sixty years ago, the countryside around Ellicott City was mostly farms.
There was only one high school in the county that now hosts 12.
And multiple schools with trailers outside.
Big government in Washington.
The more people government employs, the more housing that must be built on former farmland and forests.
More housing, more roads, more blacktop for driveways.
If those things increase the temperature and cause bigger storms, then that's the reason for the unusually heavy storm.
Government needs to look at how it's huge footprint around Washington D.C. impacts the climate there.