Monday, October 31, 2016

Ready for the post election battles

The last three days show those hoping for reduction of the political tensions are dreaming.
We always knew a Trump election would bring great chaos - from those who can't believe people would vote for him.
The email story revives the hopes of Republicans - instead of a trouncing, there will be plenty of ammo to toss after November 8.
And it will be tossed.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Outside Wrigley

So nice to see a big banner with "Hillary for Prison" behind the Fox team prior to tonight's Game 5.
Maybe there's hope for Chicago.

You show me yours and I'll show you mine

Watching Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace mentioned a report that Anthony Weiner turned over the computer in question to the FBI.
He's in trouble for sending texts to an underage girl.
He has motive to tell the FBI what he knows about Hillary Clinton.
If he saves his skin by sacrificing her, what difference does it make?

That's what friends are for

The New York Times gives us a look at the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin.
The jolting development highlighted not only the intersecting lives of Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and Mr. Weiner, but also the pattern that has characterized the Clintons’ relationships with the sometimes oddly behaving inhabitants of their insular world: Even amid accusations of sexual or financial impropriety, the Clintons’ first instinct is to hunker down and protect those in their orbit, sometimes leading to more ugly eruptions later and, eventually, to messy public breakups.
Are the Clintons loyal to their friends?
Or do they attract dysfunctional types like themselves?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trump will be up 10 next week

Last Sunday, the ABC/Washington Post poll was big news - Hillary up 12.
Today, her lead is only two.
At that pace, Trump will be running away with things November 8.
Or the first poll with a 12-point lead was lousy bad.

Facebook quote of the week

"This is like Christmas. No, wait--that will be Nov. 9. This is like hearing the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof before Christmas actually arrives" ~ Adam

Saturday song

Friday's birthday boy gets this Saturday going.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Great eight

This blog has made it to eight years.
It's been a scary eight years.
And who knows what lies ahead.
But we stand strong and move on.

If I could turn back time

Megan McArdle looks at the difficulty looming next year - if Democrats want to "tweak" Obamacare.
And this is true of every idea that starts with “All we need to do.” If “All we need to do” to fix some substantial problem were cheap and politically popular, it would already have been done, and we wouldn’t be talking about it. The stuff we argue about is, almost by definition, the stuff that’s hard.
Needless to say, Republicans are not going to be eager to do something hard and unpopular largely in order to save a program that was passed over their strenuous objections and is now hurting their political opponents. So if all we need to do is persuade Republicans to abandon their objections to Obamacare, and possibly their own electoral futures, in order to bail Democrats out of the mess they created, then we’re all going to be living with these problems for a very long time.

Are you sure about this?

Maybe Hillary Clinton appearing to have a big lead two weeks before Election Day was a good thing.
With most of the attention on Trump the entire year, people have had a chance to focus on what would happen in a Hillary presidency?
It reminds me of the computer warning you used to get when planning to delete something.
Are you sure about this?
And Friday's email news helps those thinking about what lies ahead.
It's not something new.
But it gives an easy way to comprehend what concerns you about the candidate.
Just like the Billy Bush video did to Trump.
Eleven days to go.
Plenty of time to think about making the right decision.

Weekend watchdog

May the best drought end.
We're two games into a World Series for the ages, with three weekend games looming at a site that hasn't hosted them in 71 years - Wrigley Field.
The Indians snagged Game 1 and the Cubs even the series Wednesday. Three more Cubs wins will bring them their first championship in 108 years. The Tribe last topped the baseball world 68 years ago - against the Boston Braves.
At least their ballpark - opened in 1994 - had seen World Series play before this week.
If there's a 3-2 split after the weekend, the final two games will be held at Cleveland Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Redskins make their initial visit to London, taking on the Bengals on Fox Sunday at 9:30 a.m. CBS has the Patriots' visit to Buffalo Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox brings Seahawks-Saints at 1 p.m. followed by Packers facing the Falcons.
The Cowboys battle the Eagles on NBC Sunday night, with the Vikings taking on the Bears on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday with Navy at South Florida on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. followed by Air Force against Fresno State at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Yale and Columbia at 7 p.m.
Virginia tangles with Louisville on ABC Saturday at noon, with the game on ESPN2 in areas where Penn State-Purdue goes out over the air. Texas battles Baylor at 3:30 p.m., with Clemson facing Florida State at 8 p.m.
Undefeated West Virginia heads to Oklahoma State on Fox at noon. NBC brings Miami-Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m.
Party in Jacksonville with Florida and Georgia at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Michigan meeting Michigan State. Ohio State tries to bounce back against Northwestern at 3:30 p.m. and Wisconsin meets Nebraska at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with TCU on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. South Carolina plays Tennessee at 7:15 p.m. with Washington State facing Oregon State at 10:45 p.m.
Fourth-ranked Washington meets Utah at Utah at 3:30 p.m., followed by Kansas-Oklahoma at 7 p.m. It's Stanford against Arizona in the nightcap at 11 p.m.
The ACC network offers Boston College against North Carolina State at 12:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech tangles with Duke on Comcast at noon, followed by Army-Wake Forest.
MASN has a pair of games from Conference USA, with Western Kentucky-Florida Atlantic at 3:30 p.m. before Marshall meets Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits Martinsville, with the Sprint Cup race Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network. FoxSports1 has the Truck Series Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Opening week in the NBA continues on ESPN Friday as the Cavaliers visit Toronto at 7 p.m. before the Warriors take on the Pelicans at 9:30 p.m.
Comcast has the Wizards' visit to Atlanta Thursday at 7 p.m. and contest with Memphis Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Capitals take on Vancouver Saturday at 10 p.m. on Comcast and Calgary Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast-plus.
The MLS playoffs continue with conference semifinals Sunday. The Red Bulls meet Montreal on ESPN at 3 p.m., followed by the Rapids and Galaxy. The action shifts to FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. with Toronto taking on New York, then Seattle meets Dallas at 9:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Sunderland and Arsenal Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United-Burnley. Everton faces West Ham United Sunday at 9:25 a.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fighting the Hillbullies

Scott Adams has enticed Hillary Clinton supporters to go crazy.
Just by noticing how quiet terrorists have been lately.
I engineered the offending tweet to make the point that ISIS appears to prefer a Clinton presidency. That puts Clinton’s supporters on the same side as ISIS, at least in the narrow sense that they might prefer the same candidate. That creates a conflict between Clinton supporters’ self-image as good people and the uncomfortable reality that they might prefer the same candidate as ISIS. If my point is credible, the predicted result is that it would induce cognitive dissonance and a literal hallucination.
And it did.
And he wants you to join the fun.
Watch the ongoing Twitter battle at @ScottAdamsSays as I trigger the #Hillbullies to annihilate their moral authority by acting on their cognitive dissonance and coming after me in full-bully force. It is good entertainment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Something to talk about

Glenn Reynolds gives us some important things to talk about instead of Donald Trump's past behavior.
Corruption, unaffordable healthcare, a burgeoning national debt: These are all things that will have serious consequences for Americans for decades, to come. In a healthier society, our election would turn on these issues. But we do not live in such a society. And that suits politicians, and their supporters in the press, just fine.

Stand up for Trump

Scott Adams returns to the Trump fold - after watching Hillary supporters in action.
The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Seeking Negan's mandate

The Wall Street Journal looks to 2017 and whether the winner gets a mandate.
Hillary's mandate appears to be she's not Donald Trump.
Trump's mandate appears to be straight and not crooked.
We all fear they want Negan's mandate from The Walking Dead - rule by fear and smash those who disagree.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Not what it's cracked up to be

Several sites have posted Cracked's story on why there are so many Trump voters in rural areas.
It's how different the world looks there compared to the cities where elites live.
Blacks riot, Muslims set bombs, gays spread AIDS, Mexican cartels behead children, atheists tear down Christmas trees. Meanwhile, those liberal Lena Dunhams in their $5,000-a-month apartments sip wine and say, "But those white Christians are the real problem!" Terror victims scream in the street next to their own severed limbs, and the response from the elites is to cry about how men should be allowed to use women's restrooms and how it's cruel to keep chickens in cages.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Undefeated teams watch

The last undefeated team of the 2016 NFL team suffered its first loss today - Minnesota losing to Philadelphia.
Once again, the 1972 Miami Dolphins stand alone as the only undefeated team of the Super Bowl era.

Issues? Issues? Issues?

What's the theme of media coverage this election?
"Why does Donald Trump talk about things that step on his message."
"Let's talk about things other than his message."
It's more fun to talk about bad behavior around women.
The issues about government will remain.
The debt keeps growing.
The media had its chance.
And will spend the next year wondering why the media is held in low esteem.

Where to watch

The Cubs are in the World Series.
Bet there will be a few features on the rooftops outside the park.
They will be having busy weekends.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Agenda for 2017

Whether or not Donald Trump wins the election, Saturday's speech put out an agenda that will have to be considered in 2017.
It's another Gettysburg Address we will remember.

Saturday song

Tom Jones knows how to excite a crowd.

Facebook quote of the week

I will pay someone in old cans of soup if they will knock me out for the rest of this wretched semester

Friday, October 21, 2016

Trump speaks to Republican leadership

It's easy to see Trump in the Bluto role around the moping, worried leadership.

Weekend watchdog

NFL TV ratings have dropped this season.
The league has another worry this week - it's the Cowboys bye week.
After three straight weeks of Dallas as the main game shown at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS has to find something else for the prime slot. Tom Brady and the Patriots take on the Steelers in hopes of catching the nation's attention.
It's a London week, with the Giants meeting the Rams at 9:30 a.m. on NFL network. The Ravens have a second straight game at the Meadowlands, taking on the Jets on CBS at 1 p.m. while the Redskins battle the Lions on Fox at 1 p.m.
Sunday night, the Seahawks tangle with the Cardinals on NBC while ESPN has the Texans' trip to Denver Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Temple takes on South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Oregon-California in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 brings San Jose State against San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network goes to the Ivy League for Pennsylvania-Yale Friday at 7 p.m.
Louisville faces North Carolina State at noon on ABC Saturday, and at 3:30 p.m. it's either West Virginia-TCU or Nebraska playing Purdue. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, Ohio State visits Penn State.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Texas A&M on CBS at 3:30 p.m. Fox has Utah against UCLA at 4 p.m. followed by Oklahoma taking on Texas Tech at 8 p.m.
Virginia takes on North Carolina on Comcast at 3 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Iowa-Wisconsin. Auburn faces Arkansas at 6 p.m. followed by Mississippi-LSU at 9 p.m.
Kansas State tangles with Texas at noon on ESPN2. SMU battles Houston at 7 p.m. and it's Wyoming-Nevada at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 brings Kansas and Oklahoma at noon.
Syracuse faces Boston College on the ACC network at 12:30 p.m.
MASN has a pair of games from the Big South conference Saturday, with Gardner-Webb against Kennesaw State at noon followed by Liberty-Monmouth. Bucknell plays Lafayette on MASN2 at 1 p.m.
There's high school football from Florida Friday at 7 p.m. with IMG Academy meeting Trinity Christian.
The Indians have advanced to next week's World Series, and awaiting the winner of Cubs-Dodgers. Game 6 will be Saturay at 8 p.m. from Wrigley Field on FoxSports1. If necessary, there will be Game 7 Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Talladega, with the Sprint Cup on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m. The Truck Series goes on Fox at 1 p.m.
Comcast has the Capitals' contest with the Rangers Saturday at 7 p.m.
Penn State visits Notre Dame in college ice hockey Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Wizards host the Raptors in a preseason game Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
In the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur meets AFC Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Southampton at 8:25 a.m. Sunday followed by Manchester United-Chelsea.
Seattle faces Real Salt Lake on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers Dallas-Los Angeles at 4 p.m.
 The United States women have a friendly against Switzerland Sunday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Virginia visits Texas in women's soccer Sunday at 6 p.m. on MASN2.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rigged before the voting booth

The media has gone crazy over Donald Trump thinking the election is rigged.
How can millions of votes be rigged to go to Hillary Clinton?
That's not the way this election is rigged.
It's been rigged since way before the voting started.
In how the issues are presented.
Have we talked about the deficit any this fall?
It's rigged in how the current administration and its staff has kept Clinton from facing trouble.
Sadly, we have a central government without independent newspapers. Not a single one of the majors has the intestinal fortitude to stand up to Hillary Clinton, who co-opted their reporters. Indeed, the newspaper owners and executives have invested millions in her election.
Newspapers push the global warming nonsense, which is a cover for pouring billions into the pockets of billionaires including Elon Musk, George P. Kaiser (Solyndra), and T. Boone Pickens. The reporters pushing this are smug idiots. These social justice warriors with a J-degree naively bloviate against the Big Oil companies, while unwittingly providing cover for real crooks to empty the treasury.

That rigging must be addressed - for Republicans to have any future chances.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thought for before the debate

Scott Adams gets ready for the third and final presidential debate with his closing argument.
Trump represents what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring real change to a government that is bloated and self-serving.  Reasonable people can disagree on policies and priorities. But Trump is the bigger agent for change, if that’s what you think the country needs. I want voters to see that choice for what it is.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The case for and against

Daily Pundit sums up the race with three weeks to go.
* One Candidate is an unindicted career political criminal with a verifiable record of political and personal corruption and illicit activity stretching back more than a decade before her ascendance to her first major political position by virtue of marriage of convenience to an even more charismatic and electable political criminal.
The other Candidate is a multi-decades long figure who’s been in the world wide media and public scrutiny for longer than some hostile media figures have been out of diapers about whom the worst that has been dug up and exposed is that he’s filed for bankruptcy a couple of times and that he once said “pussy” in a taped conversation. Oh, and he has tiny, vulgar hands, too. So there.
There's more where that came from, pussycat.

Coming to your grocery store

The National Enquirer enters the political fray - supposedly inside information on the Clintons.
In the bombshell exposé, The ENQUIRER will reveal the fixer’s dossier of smoking gun proof, including 24-years of documents, notes, and journals.
Let the fun begin.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Keeping your head off the platter

The Blaze let a contributor offer a curious take on the beheading of John the Baptist, as told in Mark 6.
He's trying to link NeverTrump crew with John, telling how they stand up to the power of Trump.
Except, is Trump the power you need to worry about?
Evangelicals who support Trump worry more about the power of a Hillary Clinton presidency - and see their heads being put on a platter.
John the Baptist wasn't killed by Herod for what he said - Herod got tricked.
21 Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 When the daughter of[d] Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests.
The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.” 23 And he promised her with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.”
24 She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?”
“The head of John the Baptist,” she answered.
25 At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27 So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head.
It's much easier to see Hillary's crew attacking Christians on a whim than Trump - the broken vessel that he may be - leading us astray.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

See no evil

John Kass explains the media's views of Hillary Clinton.
The presidential campaign is now centered below the American belt, where Hillary Clinton desperately needed it to go.
It is all about using Donald Trump's history of alleged sexual aggression to destroy him with women voters.
And this is necessary for Clinton, because it distracts media attention away from hacked and Wikileaked emails that would otherwise damage her campaign.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Over the top, all the time

Who's more over the top this election season?
Donald Trump saying Hillary Clinton would be in jail with him in charge?
Or his critics, making like he's a despot locking up the innocent.
His critics, as usual.

Saturday song

Let's fly with Steve Miller this morning.

Facebook quote of the week

I lost a friend. Now I'm going to lose sleep. Darn.

Friday, October 14, 2016

All together now

All you Trump critics, just repeat along with Billy Mumy.

Weekend watchdog

The Tennessee Volunteers have provided plenty of excitement on the gridiron this season.
Saturday should be no different.
The Volunteers host top-ranked Alabama on CBS at 3:30 p.m. for their fourth straight appearance on the network. Second half rallies ended losing skeins to Florida and Georgia before last week's double overtime loss to Texas A&M dropped the Volunteers from the ranks of the unbeatens.
Alabama has rolled through its first six opponents, with two more tough contests awaiting after Tennessee. And they could meet again in the SEC championship in December.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville tangles with Duke at 7 p.m. on ESPN followed by BYU-Mississippi State.
Virginia faces Pittsburgh on the ACC network Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Clemson clashes with North Carolina State on ABC at noon. Miami meets North Carolina at 3:30 p.m., with some areas getting Indiana-Nebraska and ESPN2 carrying the game not seen over the air in your area.
In primetime, ABC has Ohio State clashing with Wisconsin.
Fox brings Southern Cal against Arizona at 3:30 p.m. while NBC has Stanford's trip to Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Oklahoma-Kansas State, followed by Wake Forest against Florida State. Mississippi meets Arkansas at 7 p.m. with UCLA facing Washington State in the nightcap.
Purdue battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Houston takes on Tulsa at 7 p.m. and it's Colorado State-Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
West Virginia takes on Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1, then it's Baylor-Kansas at 3:30 p.m.
Marshall hosts Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on MASN.
James Madison visits New Hampshire on Comcast at noon, followed by Villanova-Richmond.
The Ravens visit the Giants on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox offers the Redskins against Eagles at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys meeting the Packers. NBC has the Colts' contest with the Texans Sunday night, with Jets-Cardinals on ESPN Monday night.
The Indians host the Blue Jays to start the American League Championship Series Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS. Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the first two games of the National League series as the Dodgers take on the Cubs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Kansas, with the Sprint Cup series going on NBC Sunday at 2:15 p.m. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
NBC Sports network starts the NHL season with the Blackhawks taking on the Predators Friday at 8 p.m. and Bruins-Maple Leafs Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals open their home season against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
The WNBA finals between Minnesota and Los Angeles continue Friday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. Game 4 is Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN has MLS play between Montreal and Toronto Sunday at 3 p.m., followed by Portland-Colorado at 5:15 p.m.
The past two Champions League winners battle Saturday at 7:25 a.m. with Chelsea against Leicester on NBC Sports network. Manchester City meets Everton at 9:55 a.m. Sunday's play begins with Middlesbrough playing Watford at 8:25 a.m. followed by Southampton-Burnley.
It's Werder Bremen against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in German soccer on Fox Saturday at 12:30 p.m. after Friday's contest between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC Berlinon FoxSports1 at 2:30 p.m.
Comcast has Virginia Tech facing Louisville in women's soccer Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

King Solomon could not be reached for comment

UNESCO - the United Nations' cultural committee - voted today to deny Jewish connections to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
City of David.
Whose son Solomon built a temple.
Guess 3,000 years of history doesn't mean much to the United Nations' cultural crew.

When Donald met Bill

Wonder what Donald Trump and Bill Clinton talked about when they met before Trump announced his candidacy?
Bill probably said "People don't care about your personal life. Look at me."

Groping for hope

Scott Adams appears to have thrown in the towel on the Trump candidacy.
It's hard to grope for hope amidst groping accusations at Trump.
Because we aren't talking policies if that's important to you.
Trump could still win, but only if some new and unexpected meteor strikes Clinton. Here’s how I see it through the persuasion filter:
1. Facts and policies stopped mattering months ago. No one cares.
2. Wikileaks has no meteors to offer. The Wikileaks misdeeds involve people who are not Clinton, and they involve issues that are boring and a bit complicated. The public will not be much influenced by them.
You have to wonder - didn't the other Republican candidates know people who could have brought up this stuff last fall.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rowe's wisdom

Qpolitical shares Mike Rowe's thoughts on voting.
"I can’t personally encourage everyone in the country to run out and vote. I wouldn’t do it, even if I thought it would benefit my personal choice. Because the truth is, the country doesn’t need voters who have to be cajoled, enticed, or persuaded to cast a ballot. We need voters who wish to participate in the process. So if you really want me to say something political, how about this – read more.”

We can hope

IOTW report likes Roseanne's tweet.
"Nanna goes to prison" would be a best-seller.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Truth about Russia

Over at DaTech Guy, a few notes about the reality of modern-day Russia.
The next president needs a serious reset with Putin. He’s tough and smart. He’s hardly the caricature the media use to portray him. He’s a leader of one of the most important countries in the world, and the United States needs to figure out a way to discuss the relationship between the two countries. Clinton has certainly failed to do that.
If Clinton is elected president, she will start with two major enemies: China and Russia. If Trump is elected, at least he would start out with only one, China, and the possibility of restoring some sense of order with Russia.

Monday, October 10, 2016

After Trump loses

If you think Donald Trump is going to lose Election Day, have you thought how life will be after that?
Will he go quietly on with his life?
Or will be seek publicity wherever he can?
If Sunday's debate performance is an indication, the next four weeks are a preview of the attacks Hillary Clinton will be getting.
Any problem will bring Trump's rebuke.
And you think the media won't cover him?
They gave him tons of free press in the primary season, and got the ratings to boost them.
In terms the ancient Romans understood, he will likely salt the earth.
Keep pounding on things he think Hillary and the Democrats, and his other opponents, do wrong.
Somebody in the media will be getting rich from giving Trump airtime.
Trump's followers will not be crushed as Democrats hope - no matter the size of the loss.
Their issues remain - and their intense dislike of the Clintons will only rise.
No way Trump goes quietly.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Remember "Ball Four"

Do guys in the locker room talk like Donald Trump did on the video?
Jim Bouton said they did in 1969 during the writing of "Ball Four."
It may not happen in all locker rooms, but Bouton said it did in the majors and minors where he played.
Or maybe you need to watch Bull Durham.

Undefeated team watch

Three teams entered Sunday undefeated.
Only one remains now - the Minnesota Vikings.
And they will remain so until Oct. 23 - it's their bye next week.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

He made up something good

Via Instapundit, the story of a Tennessee student who received a zero on a quiz.
Because he couldn't remember the lab instructor's name.
Keaton Wahlbon, a freshman majoring in economics, was apparently given a zero by an instructor who wrote "inappropriate" on his quiz next to his answer to the question, "What is your lab instructor's name? (If you don't remember make something good up.)"
Wahlbon wrote "Sarah Jackson" — also the name of a lingerie model and actress with a handful of TV credits, including as a model on the 2007 show "Deal or No Deal," according to
She asked for a good name.

Another milestone

It's been a slow slog in recent months, but this blog has hit 11,000 posts since 2008.
Hopefully the posts will pick up over the next few months.

Time for a remake

Imagine this scene, with Donald Trump in the bed and Bill Clinton confronting him.
Why did you say such things?
 I learned it from watching you.


Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

Megan McArdle combines her Twitter thoughts - and experience about failing companies - to examine the latest Trump revelation.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Speak now, or forever hold your peace

Who are the loudest voices wanting Donald Trump to exit the race?
Those who didn't like him in the first place.
Those who couldn't stop him over the past 15 months since he moved to the front of the Republican field.
They had 15 months to find this type of recording and derail his candidacy.
They failed.
If they knew there was such stuff out there, why not use it last fall?
If they didn't, how come they didn't?
People have been waiting for Trump to blow up.
This isn't it.
It's not something he's doing now, but something from the past tripping him up.
Since when is Trump's past more important to discuss than the country's future?

Still on the Trump train

Does Friday's cat fight change the election?
Not for Scott Adams, traveling in Europe.
5. I assume that 75% of male heads of state, including our own past presidents, are total dogs in their private lives. Like it or not, Trump is normal in that world.
Not for DaTech Guy.
Why would I do this?  Quite simple, I’m not going to let myself be played.  Let me explain.
To those who have endorsed Donald Trump, the idea that he is both boastful and vulgar has been a given, it has been factored into the equation concerning him.  Furthermore his public persona has been out there for decades and he has never pretended to be anything other than what he is.  I further suspect the voting public has already factored this into their image of Trump and it is unlikely that this revelation is going to move those who haven’t made up their minds one way or the other despite the shocked faces at CNN.
Who's ready for Sunday's debate?

Saturday song

Enjoy a bit of the glamourous life this morning.

Facebook quote of the week

Going through son's Cub Scout handbook...
Me: "Your Cub Scout handbook asks you how you would keep germs from spreading. How would you keep from spreading germs?"
Son: "Never lick someone..."

Friday, October 7, 2016

Remembering Mighty Moe

Powerline has been doing baseball history posts for a while.
Today's focuses on the 1966 World Series, when Moe Drabowsky struck out 11 Dodgers in Game 1 en route to the Orioles' four-game sweep.
I remember his return to the Orioles, and got to interview him in 1995 when he visits Bluefield to teach the Baby Birds some pitching.

I survived the hype of 2016

Hurricane Matthew did not drown Rush Limbaugh.
He's on the air again, after Matthew passed his part of Florida.
This is a different storm - most don't hug the coast like this. They blast an area, like Hugo in 1989 and Katrina in 2005 and then move onshore.
This one pushed lots of people from the homes - just in case it turned bad.
This weekend, they'll be stuck in traffic headed home.
Their neighbors who rode out the storm will be all cleaned up before they get back.

Weekend watchdog

After 108 years, will this be the Cubs' year?
Baseball's Divisional Playoffs began Thursday in the American League, and there's four games on Friday.
The day starts with the two games in the American League, at Texas at 1 p.m.and Cleveland at 4:30 p.m. on TBS. FoxSports1 has the National League contests, with Nationals-Dodgers at 5:30 p.m. and Cubs hosting the Giants at 9 p.m.
The Nationals face the Dodgers Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the second game between the Cubs and Giants on MLB network at 8 p.m.
American League play shifts Sunday for Game 3, as the Red Sox and Indians meet at Fenway Park at 4 p.m. and Rangers take on Toronto at 7:30 p.m.
Divisional round play continues through the week as necessary.
The Battle of the Beltways hits the NFL Sunday, with the Redskins facing the Ravens at 1 p.m. on Fox. CBS brings Jets-Steelers at 1 p.m. followed by the Bengals' visit to Dallas.
It's Giants-Packers on NBC Sunday night and the Bucs meet the Panthers on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues as Clemson tangles with Boston College Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and it's SMU-Tulsa on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame visits North Carolina State on ABC Saturday at noon. In primetime, Florida State tangles with Miami.
There's a top 10 battle on CBS at 3:30 p.m. as Tennessee travels to Texas A&M. Oregon meets Washington at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn facing Mississippi State followed by Ohio State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama visits Arkansas at 7 p.m. and it's Stanford-Washington State at 10:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets Iowa at noon on ESPN2. Michigan meets Rutgers at 7 p.m. before UCLA tangles with Arizona State at 10:15 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at noon. Arizona faces Utah at 10 p.m.
Georgia Tech battles Pittsburgh at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC network.
Comcast brings three contests from the CAA, starting at noon with Rhode Island-Villanova. James Madison hosts William & Mary at 3:30 p.m., followed by Stony Brook battling Towson.
Marshall meets North Texas at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Southern Mississippi faces Texas-San Antonio on MASN2 at noon and it's Wofford-Western Carolina at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits Charlotte this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race on NBC Saturday at 7 p.m. with the Xfinity Series going Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the Japanese Grand Prix Saturday at midnight.
The Capitals meet Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Islanders Sunday at 5 p.m. in the preseason finales.
ESPN2 has college volleyball between Ohio State and Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Purdue-Nebraska.
The road to World Cup 2018 continues as Iceland battles Turkey at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN while FoxSports1 has Wales-Georgia at noon before Albania meets Spain.
The United States has an international friendly against Cuba Friday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.
Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech in women's soccer on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
In women's professional soccer, Washington takes on Western New York on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

It's been a long time

What was the last major Hurricane to hit Florida?
You remember Wilma from 2005, don't you?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pain of Kaine

Powerline links a video showing all the interruptions Tim Kaine
(how can you support this Trump position)
made during Tuesday's debate.
Guess he's interrupting everything he can.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tebow makes a move

The New York Mets are going to assign Tim Tebow to the Arizona Fall League.
It's a league for the best of the best prospects to finetune their games - hopefully before moving to the majors.
Let's see how Tebow does against this competition.

Undefeated teams watch

Five teams entered the week undefeated.
The Eagles had a bye.
The Patriots and Ravens went down.
The Broncos made it through the rain in Tampa Bay.
The Vikings continued in the undefeated ranks Monday.
We're down to one possible battle of undefeated teams left in the regular season - Vikings against Eagles Oct. 23.
If they keep winning.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins keep watching.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fighting the Clinton trolls

Scott Adams tells of his internet woes - getting shadowbanned on Twitter and losing another speaking gig.
But he's not down.
All things considered, I had a great week. I didn’t realize I was having enough impact to get on the Clinton enemies list. I don’t think I’m supposed to be happy about any of this, but that’s not how I’m wired.
Mmm, critics. Delicious :-)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Woulda, coulda, mighta

The New York Times' big scoop - based on information from 1995, Donald Trump might have done something.
The fire under all of this smoke is, of course, barely enough to light a cigar, but that’s not the point of the story. You’ll notice a constant set of phrases in all of the coverage of this “bombshell” release. They include things such as, might have and could have or may not have paid. That’s because the actual document only shows a massive loss which Trump claimed in 1995. What’s been established is that the loss in question opened the door to Trump potentially not owing any federal taxes over a considerable period of time because of the $916M loss. What’s also mentioned in decidedly muted tones is that if Trump wound up not owing any federal tax, that it was completely legal.
How about sharing someone's tax information. Is that legal?
I wonder where those tax documents came from? The person who the Times describes as an anonymous source might want to take a look at 26 U.S. Code § 6103 – Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information. The law has been broken here, but there’s scant mention of that in the Gray Lady. Imagine our surprise.
Since the New York Times and their allies are engaging in the speculation game here (“could have paid no taxes” etc.) let’s do a bit of that ourselves. What are the odds that the original person or persons who illegally obtained Trump’s tax documents and gifted them to the Gray Lady were only able to get their hands on a few pages of partial tax documents from a single year? Pretty much zero. There’s probably quite a bit more and the Times almost certainly is sitting on them, just as they likely sat on these documents until what they deemed was the most opportune time to provide the maximum help to Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Know your scenarios is trying to help you understand the possible postseason positioning for next week.
We're about 24 hours from knowing more.

Saturday song

Happy new month and Sweet Dreams tonight.

Facebook quote of the week

I can't do this anymore -I'm going to watch tiny house reruns on HGTV. Someone text me if something really really important happens like someone's head explodes!