Friday, June 30, 2017

Weekend watchdog

NBC starts its time covering NASCAR - just in time for Dale Earnhardt Jr's farewell tour.
Junior takes his final trips about the Daytona oval Saturday, starting when the flag drops on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
Earnhardt has posted four victories at Daytona, including the July race months after his father died in a final lap crash at the Daytona 500. He won the July race in 2015 before sitting out the second half of last season.
The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's qualifying for both series Friday at 2 p.m.
The Tour de France gets underway Saturday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network, with stage two Sunday at 8 a.m.
The Orioles host the Rays for the weekend on MASN.
The Nationals head to St. Louis with Friday's contest at 8 p.m. will be on MASN2, Saturday's game on Fox and Sunday night on ESPN.
Fox also offers the Yankees against the Astros and Indians-Tigers. The Marlins meet the Brewers Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The PGA tour visits the Washington area this weekend, with coverage on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fox has the final two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The second round is on FoxSports1 Friday at 2 p.m.
The Confederation Cup closes this weekend, with Chile facing Germany at noon on after the third-place game between Mexico and Paraguay at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States faces Ghana in an international friendly Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
Real Salt Lake visits Orlando Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN, then Sporting Kansas City battles Portland Saturday at 7 p.m. Philadelphia faces New England on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m.
There's a pair of CFL games Friday on ESPN2, with British Columbia taking on Toronto at 7 p.m. before Montreal meets Edmonton at 10 p.m.
Seattle clashes with Connecticut in WNBA play Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network carries the Diamond League track and field meet in Paris Saturday at 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mourning Joe

President Trump blasted Morning Joe and Mika this morning, giving them more attention than they've had in a while.
He keeps driving the media crazy.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Build the road

For years, there's been a dream of a new interstate highway through the West Virginia mountains.
The final destination would be Myrtle Beach.
That leg in South Carolina gets closer to reality.
He said the greatest benefit of I-73, which is estimated to cost about $4 billion, is that it will be a hurricane evacuation route, but it will also lessen traffic on U.S. Highway 501, getting travelers in and out of Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas efficiently.
Wooten said the road will be funded and maintained by tolls, projected at 12 cents a mile, and the cost would depend on where drivers enter and leave the highway.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


The money has been running out in Illinois.
Saturday marks the start of a new budget year - another one without a budget.
The people have been waiting for their leaders to lead - unfortunately it's off a cliff.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Take a snooze

The New York Times gives space to the idea of taking a nap at work.
Good luck not ending up on the unemployment line.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Give it a quick gong

Althouse wasn't impressed by the new Gong Show, especially Mike Myers as the mystery host.
More here, explaining the role of Mike Myers made up into a new character with a name I'd tell you if I could remember but I'm not going back to that link to find out.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stuck in loser gear

Maureen Dowd looks at the Democrats' problems with the electorate.
Democrats are going to have to come up with something for people to be for, rather than just counting on Trump to implode. (Which he will.) The party still seems flummoxed that there are big swaths of the country where Democrats once roamed that now regard the Democratic brand as garbage and its long-in-the-tooth leadership as overstaying its welcome. The vibe is suffocating. Where’s the fresh talent?
How about a fresh idea?
Trump's not going to implode.
He hasn't for years.
He didn't during the primary and campaign.
And he hasn't in the months since becoming president.

Facebook quote of the week

Please, oh please, let me hit the lottery this week...

Saturday song

Could this be some magic from Barry Manilow?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekend watchdog

To reach the College World Series, you have to win two series.
You need two more to claim the crown.
The winners of the two brackets meet Monday in a best-of-three series for the championship.
Oregon State and Florida have advanced to Friday's bracket championship games, with Oregon State playing LSU at 3 p.m. on ESPN while Florida faces TCU at 8 p.m.
Bracket finals will be played Saturday, if necessary, with the two winners moving onto the championship series.
The Orioles visit Tampa Bay for the weekend, with coverage on MASN2 Friday before moving to MASN Saturday and Sunday. The Nationals take on the Reds on MASN Friday at 7 p.m., with games Saturday and Sunday on MASN2.
FoxSports1 has the Braves' contest with the Brewers Saturday at 4 p.m. Fox offers three contests - Mets against Giants, Angels taking on Red Sox and Pirates facing Cardinals - Saturday at 7 p.m. ESPN closes the weekend with the Cardinals taking on the Pirates Sunday at 8 p.m.
NASCAR's Monster Series visits Sonoma Sunday at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1, while the Xfinity Series will be in Iowa Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The trucks race in Iowa Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The IndyCar circuit runs on NBC Sports network Sunday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Break out your red umbrella for the Travelers championship on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The NHL picks its future stars starting Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has races in the America's Cup final from Bermuda Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Confederations Cup continues Saturday as Russia tangles with Mexico at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. it's Germany-Cameroon on Fox and Chile against Australia on FoxSports1.
Fox has the MLS battle of New York Saturday at 1 p.m., and Portland plays Seattle Sunday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Royal Ascot horse races will be on NBC Sports network at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Comcast carries Arena Football action between Washington and Baltimore Friday at 7 p.m.
ESPN2 has the CFL contest between Edmonton and British Columbia Saturday at 10 p.m., with Hamilton facing Toronto Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Mystics meet the Lynx Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's volleyball from Seattle on NBC Sports network Sunday at 6 p.m.
NBC Sports network has motorcycle racing from Muddy Creek Saturday at 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What to watch Saturday morning

MSNBC has added Hugh Hewitt to its Saturday morning lineup.
I plan to watch.
Liberals will be upset no matter what.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can Democrats Handel the loss?

The battle for Georgia's sixth district is done.
Jon Ossoff lost.
He failed to win the first round against a fractured Republican field, and lost Tuesday in the run-off.
Is it a big deal?
Maybe not politically, but a Trump win is better than a Trump loss - which Democrats would have called a Ossoff win.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

He went down fighting

The oldest sailor lost on the USS Fitzgerald could have saved himself - but he went down trying to help his fellow sailors.
And, by various accounts, Gary Rehm had saved at least 20 of them after the collision. He then went down to save more.
“He said, ‘If my kids die, I’m going to die,’” the uncle said.
Gary Rehm perished with the six others.
Remember his valor.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hail to the Redskins for years to come

The Supreme Court's decision on another case Monday seems good news for the Washington Redskins.
Of less moment is the fact that the decision means victory for the Washington Redskins. Some left-wing activists have been campaigning against that name on the theory that it demeans Indians. They suffered a huge setback when a poll by the sympathetic Washington Post found that Indians overwhelmingly aren’t offended by the name.
Unable to prevail in the court of public opinion, the activists have been trying to prevail in the court of the administrative state by attacking the Redskins trademark. Now, they will fail in this effort too.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Enjoy your vacation

Instapundit has taken some time off, leaving guest bloggers to fill in.
Hopefully he'll returned refreshed.
We wish our country will have a restful week as well.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Facebook quote of the week

I will not survive this upcoming school year & college choice. I know I have to let her spread her wings. But I can't. I just can't.
I'm already too emotional.

Saturday song

Since Barry Manilow writes the songs, he gets a space on the blog this morning.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekend watchdog

Father's Day weekend brings a slew of different sports for dads to enjoy.
Golf brings one of its majors - the U.S. Open - on Fox. Action begins both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
FoxSports1 has the second round at 11 a.m. before Fox gets going at 6 p.m.
NASCAR's Monster Series will be in Michigan, starting at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 Sunday. The Xfinity Series takes place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, with the Truck Series going Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Orioles host St. Louis for the weekend on MASN2.
The Nationals continue a four-game set with the Mets starting on MASN, with Friday's game also on ESPN.
The Saturday night lineup on Fox includes the Cubs' visit to Pittsburgh, Red Sox against Astros and the Royals meeting the Angels. FoxSports1 brings the Rays and Tigers Saturday at 4 p.m., with ESPN showing Red Sox-Astros Sunday night.
The College World Series gets underway Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN when Cal State-Fullerton takes on Oregon State. Florida State faces LSU at 8 p.m. Louisville meets Texas A&M Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and TCU takes on Florida on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.
In MLS action, New York City faces Seattle on ESPN Saturday at 1 p.m. and Philadelphia meets the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m.
NBC Sports network has Diamond League track and field from Stockholm Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Breeder's Cup Challenger Series goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
There's motorcycle racing from the High Point National Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dying to save some money

Dustbury looks at the cost of saving $400 by going the cremation way.
Cremation destroys the potential we have to give back to the earth after we’ve died. It uses an energy-intensive process to turn bodies into ash, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. All told, cremations in the US emit a staggering 600 million pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. The truly awful truth is that the very last thing that most of us will do on this earth is poison it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The game goes on

The Congressional Baseball Game Thursday will be getting much more coverage than usual.
It has an interesting history, especially since Washington didn't have a team from 1972-2004.
They played in Baltimore for a few years, and Bowie for 10 starting in 1995. Even Alexandria's Four Mile Run park, where I saw my first minor league game in 1981.
The Republicans won last year, after winning eight straight while George W. Bush was president.
We'll see if President Trump is good luck for the Republicans this year.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Let the fun begin

The polls have closed in Virginia.
While we await results, we look forward to the fun of the fall.
Donald Trump already made his impact in the primary.
Corey Stewart said Ed Gillespie wasn't Trump enough.
The Democrats both touted the fact that they aren't Trump.
We've got five months to find which of today's winners get the big prize.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Time to choose

Virginia's primary election day is Tuesday.
There will be winners celebrating tomorrow night.
And much work ahead for them until November.

Where seldom is heard a discouraging word

President Trump held a cabinet meeting today, the first with the whole group.
Before I got home from work, I found the internet exploding with the portion where cabinet members said good things about Trump.
Don't you want positive news out there?
Perhaps the strongest words came from chief of staff Reince Priebus: "On behalf of the entire senior staff around you, Mr. President, we thank you for the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda."
Trump tries to tell the good news he sees of his administration, and automatically his foes explode.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

What Comey feared

James Comey didn't want to leak his own information, fearing the "flock of seagulls" in the press.
Finding Nemo shows why it's a smart move.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Stumbling toward 2018

How will Democrats fare in the 2018 elections?
They feel they can ride a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to big wins in the House and Senate.
Maybe not.
In May, the Public Religion Research Institute released a report, “Beyond Economics: Fears of Cultural Displacement Pushed the White Working Class to Trump.” It found that
“more than half (52%) of white working-class Americans believe discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities” and that “four in ten white working-class Americans agree” with the statement that “efforts to increase diversity almost always come at the expense of whites.”
There's a lot of people who won't consider Democrats, no matter what Trump does.

Piece de resistance

Don Surber writes the obit for the Trump resistance.
Unlike "anonymous" leaks -- surely the reporters know their names -- under oath, Comey had to answer questions beyond the spinning story.
Which depressed The Resistance (including Never Trumpers) because his testimony showed there were no Russian bogeymen under anyone's bed.

Saturday song

Styx sings about their Lady today.

Facebook quote of the week

Retweeted Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier):
By the time we get to the end of the Russia investigation, we'll probably have enough to impeach...Obama

Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekend watchdog

NBC has part of the Grand Slam and the end of the Triple Crown this weekend.
The clay of Roland Garros hosts the finals of the French Open. The women's final will be Saturday at 9 a.m., with the men's championship on Sunday at 9 a.m.
The men's semifinals will be Friday at 11 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
With no Triple Crown on the line this year - and winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness not in the field, Belmont hosts the final race on NBC Saturday at 5 p.m. NBC Sports network has races earlier in the day starting at 3 p.m.
The Cavaliers host the Warriors Saturday at 9 p.m. in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC.
NBC has Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Orioles visit New York for the weekend, with games on MASN Friday and Sunday and Saturday on Fox. Other areas will see Red Sox-Tigers or the Indians taking on the White Sox.
The Nationals host the Rangers for the weekend on MASN2 Friday, MASN Saturday afternoon and MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 brings Royals against Padres Saturday at 4 p.m., and ESPN closes the weekend with the Red Sox meeting the Tigers Sunday at 8 p.m.
The NCAA baseball Super Regionals get going Friday at noon with Louisville-Kentucky. Davidson takes on Texas A&M at 3 p.m., then the action swings west for Long Beach State against Cal State-Fullerton at 6 p.m. The day concludes with Vanderbilt battling top-seeded Oregon State at 9 p.m.
Saturday's contests start at noon with Louisville-Kentucky on ESPN and Sam Houston State meeting Florida State on ESPN2. ESPN has Wake Forest against Florida at 3 p.m., with the second game between Davidson and Texas A&M on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. Mississippi State and LSU start their series at 9 p.m. on ESPN with Vanderbilt-LSU on ESPN2. Action continues on both ESPN and ESPN2 Sunday.
NASCAR visits Pocono this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m. after the Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox. The trucks race in Texas Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC carries the Canadian Grand Prix Sunday at 2 p.m. There's practice on NBC Sports network Friday at 2 p.m.
The Indy Car racers head to Texas, with coverage on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:30 p.m. after qualifying Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The PGA tour hits Memphis for the St. Jude Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. on CBS.
The United States men face Mexico in World Cup qualifying Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The NCAA outdoor track championships continue on ESPN Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The America's Cup Challenger Final will be Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Comcast has WNBA action between the Mystics meeting the Lynx Friday at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

President Trump is guilty

Comey Day is over.
President Trump survived, though the media tried to knock him down.
They say he's guilty.
of what?
Being an outsider.
He's been a businessman, a successful one, for many years.
He's not a mover in the deep political waters - just the shallow end in his dealings in his business and those politicians seeking his money.
The voters wanted to give him a chance.
It's time for Washington's political class to do the same.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Spicier tweets

The Daily Caller highlights the best of the Sean Spicer parody account.
It's not the real thing.
I know it's hard to see the second i since it's small.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Know your donuts

Ace gives the information you need on donuts.
Plain donuts are also called "not donuts" or "ring-shaped bread."
Plain donuts were invented for parents who don't love their children. They are also sometimes put out as bait for poisoning rats, though they have a 75% failure rate. Rats don't like them either. Sometimes a poisoned plain donut will be found intact, with a dead rat next to it -- rats will lick the poison off the plain donut while avoiding the plain donut itself.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Get rowdy again

Glad to see ESPN will bring back Hank Williams Jr. for the Monday Night Football intro.
It will be nice to have new videos to post in the fall.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What is falling down

Mark Steyn had interview plans Saturday night, and the topic changed after the latest terror attack in Great Britain.
London Bridge still stands, but everything else is falling down, in Britain and Europe.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Why we dislike Hillary

Hot Air tries to shed light on why so many dislike (or hate to some) Hillary Clinton.
Here’s another bit of reality for you. I don’t hate Hillary Clinton. I didn’t when she was First Lady. I didn’t when she was my Senator. I didn’t when she was Secretary of State. I didn’t when she was a presidential candidate. Oh, to be sure, I found her to be a luke-warm, mediocre candidate on the best of days. I opposed her reheated playbook of socialist policies which I felt would be destructive to the nation. I found her to be a person of little to no significant accomplishments who had both her Senate seat and her position at the State Department handed to her on a silver platter. I certainly had no intention of voting for her. But I didn’t hate her.
And here’s the other pertinent fact. I wouldn’t even be talking about her now were it not for two things. You (as in her adoring fans in the press) can’t stop talking about her and she can’t stop talking about herself.

Saturday song

Rock your morning with Joan Jett.

Facebook quote of the week

Vertigo + roller coasters = not a good combination. Lol

Friday, June 2, 2017

God controls the climate

Lisa Vox wants to know why Christians are less concerned about global warming.
Besides the obvious - they Who created our climate.
"As a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us," Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, told constituents at a town hall in Coldwater, Mich. "And I'm confident that, if there's a real problem, he can take care of it."
Among conservative evangelicals, that is not an unusual opinion. Nearly all evangelicals -- 88 percent, according to the Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life -- believe in miracles, suggesting a faith in a proactive God. And only 28 percent of evangelicals believe human activity is causing climate change. Confidence that God will intervene to prevent people from destroying the world is one of the strongest barriers to gaining conservative evangelical support for environmental pacts like the Paris agreement.
Those who oppose Trump ought to be happy that he's not trying out for the role of Antichrist.

Weekend watchdog

The NBA held a regular season and three rounds of playoffs since last June.
Just to get back to last June's matchup.
The defending champion Cavaliers and 2015 champion Warriors continue the NBA Finals with Game 2 Sunday at 8 p.m.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers won the final three games of the 2016 Finals to claim Cleveland's first major sports title since 1964. The Warriors added Kevin Durant to their potent lineup, and finished with the best record in the league again. Thursday's victory gives the Warriors a 1-0 series lead.
The Stanley Cup Final moves to Nashville for Game 3 Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Orioles continue a four-game set with the Red Sox Thursday at 7 p.m. on MASN. Games Friday and Sunday are on MASN, and Saturday's game is on Fox along with Astros-Rangers and Pirates against the Mets.
The Nationals continue their road trip in Oakland on MASN2 Friday and Sunday, with Saturday afternoon's contest on MASN.
FoxSports1 offers the Braves battle with the Reds Saturday at 4 p.m., and the Cubs host the Cardinals Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NASCAR visits Dover this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Xfinity Series will be Saturday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the Truck Series goes Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The IndyCar circuit has races in Detroit Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
The College Softball World Series continues Friday as Thursday's winners play at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.
There's more elimination games scheduled on ESPN Saturday starting at noon. Sunday has winner's bracket games at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, and if necessary bracket finals on ESPN2 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
College baseball's regionals get going on ESPN2 Friday at noon with Auburn-Central Florida. Texas A&M takes on Baylor at 3 p.m., with UCLA against Texas at 7 p.m. and San Diego State's contest with Long Beach State at 11 p.m.
There's four more games starting at noon on Saturday on ESPN2, with games Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m.
CBS carries the Memorial Tournament Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Orlando City faces Chicago in MLS play Sunday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network has USA swimming at Santa Clara Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m.
Qualifying for the America's Cup final continues Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sad over Trump's decision

Ace, among others, collects the unhappy reactions to President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.
Logic optional.
This is a common signal from Progressive Messaging Central. The claim being made is that the Paris Accords are simultaneously an ineffectual nothingburger of meaningless symbolism, so why even bother withdrawing?, but also are The Only Thing That Will Keep the Earth from Literally Dying.
Obviously, these can't both be true at once: Either the Accords do something, or they do not do something. They cannot exist in a state of quantum indeterminacy where they remain in a mixed probabilistic waveform of both "doing something" and "doing nothing" until a Progressive Political Physicist takes a measurement of which state is most helpful for his Religious Fervor at this moment.

Let's make a better deal

Listening to President Trump in the Oval Office, he wants a better deal for the United States.
What's wrong with that?
Will other countries try to take advantage of the situation?
Will they fork over the cash like the United States was expected to do?
Trump can lead.
He just doesn't want to lead by giving away money for not much in return.

Another reason to happy with President Trump

Powerline recounts the latest interview with Hillary Clinton.
More reminders why it's good she lost.