Monday, December 31, 2018

How? Now, cash cow

Elizabeth Warren looks like she plans to enter the 2020 presidential nomination contest.
Why on the final day of 2018?
A source close to Warren has said the timing of Monday's announcement -- on New Year's Eve, when most people aren't plugged into the news -- had more to do with a need to "build an apparatus" by "identifying and hiring staff" than influencing other contenders' plans.
But some Democratic operatives are skeptical, and one fundraiser suggested the Warren team might be hoping that a hefty day-one haul, made public in early 2019, could cause potential rivals to reconsider their options.
"It's a gamble that folks will give a ton of small money today," the Democrat said.
Squaw needs wampum, I guess.

Battlelines drawn

How can Donald Trump have a good 2019?
By Democrats starting to tear each other apart looking forward to the next election.
Like Bernie Sanders supporters fighting those who like Beto O'Rourke.
O’Rourke’s burgeoning image as the next Obama is the very reason socialists reject him. “I think they are suspicious of Beto because he has taken oil and gas money, he’s becoming the darling of big donors, and Obama likes him,” says historian Michael Kazin. “Beto is a lot like Obama, true;” writes Breunig, “it’s perhaps time for left-leaning Democrats to realize that may not be a good thing.” Of course, given that 95 percent of Democrats approve of Obama, this message has fairly limited utility as a line of attack.
The Democrats have not yet begun to fight - each other.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Down to the last strand

The poor Pittsburgh Steelers.
To make the playoffs, they've had to depend on the Cleveland Browns and then Blaine Gabbert to do the job.
That's putting yourself in a bad situation.

If you can't stand the heat

Let's talk climate change.
If you agree.
If not, you can't talk.
Remember, baby it's cold outside.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The Steelers tied the Browns in the season's opening week.
As the season concludes, the Steelers need a Browns win, or a tie, to advance to the playoffs.
The Steelers face the Bengals Sunday at 4:25 p.m., while watching the scoreboard as the Browns take on the Ravens on CBS. A Ravens' win clinches the AFC North, while a Browns' win gives the Steelers a chance.
NBC has the winner-take-all game between the Titans and Colts at 8:25 p.m. The winner claims the final playoff spot, unless they tie. Then the Steelers would advance if they beat the Bengals.
The NFL slate begins at 1 p.m. with Cowboys-Giants on Fox and the Jaguars meeting the Texans on CBS. The Eagles try to keep their playoff hopes alive against the Redskins on Fox at 4:25 p.m., while the Vikings face the Bears in hopes of claiming the final NFC wildcard spot.
The college football bowl season continues Friday as Purdue plays Auburn in the Music City Bowl at 1:30 p.m., followed by West Virginia-Syracuse from Orlando at 5:15 p.m. and the Alamo Bowl contest between Iowa State and Washington State at 9 p.m.
Saturday brings the National semifinals, with Clemson facing Notre Dame at 4 p.m. on ESPN before top-ranked Alabama battles Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
Virginia tangles with South Carolina in the Belk Bowl Saturday at noon on ABC, while Michigan meets Florida in the Peach Bowl on ESPN at noon. CBS Sports network has the Arizona Bowl between Arkansas State and Nevada.
The Wizards host the Bulls Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Hornets Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the college court, Marquette meets Southern on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m. and ESPN2 has Illinois-Chicago against Wright State Friday at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with Texas-Rio Grande Valley on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
North Carolina meets Davidson Saturday at noon on ESPN, followed by Louisville-Kentucky.
Georgetown faces Howard Saturday at noon on FoxSports1, then it's Xavier-DePaul. Belmont battles Purdue at 4:30 p.m.
Miami meets Campbell on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network brings Georgia Southern against Dayton Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
It's Oklahoma State against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN2 and Seton Hall tangles with St. John's at 8:30 p.m.
VCU faces Rider on MASN Sunday at 2 p.m.
In women's hoops, Iowa tangles with Michigan State Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals visit Ottawa Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
Southampton faces West Ham United Thursday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Tottenham Hotspur takes on Wolverhampton Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC covers Liverpool against Arsenal at 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Chelsea Sunday at 6:55 a.m., followed by Southampton-Manchester City. It's Manchester United against Bournemouth at 11:25 a.m.
Juventus meets Sampdoria in Italian Serie A Saturday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

This doesn't look like Mar-a-lago

Donald Trump surprised and irritated the press by visiting Iraq Wednesday.
The troops there seemed to welcome him.
The media will try to downplay it.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Yule shoot your eye out

What's the perfect movie to watch Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Christmas Story, of course.
Just watch out for bullies.

Trump's right, but also crazy

Via Instapundit, Mickey Kaus sums up Andrew Sullivan's piece on Trump and Syria.
There's a sort of Newtonian principle at work: The more a column implicitly praises Trump's action, the nastier the To-Be-Sure-I-Hate-Trump graf has to be. And this is a very pro-Trump column

Do you remember?

A topic for the hot stove league - should the Washington Nationals have a throwback day to honor the Montreal Expos?
A game where the old uniforms come out - although not in their original city.
Not so fast, my friend.
I think - think, not know - more people would be against it than for it. Based on the responses I get anytime I reference a Nationals player surpassing a former Expo on the franchise leaderboard, I sense D.C. baseball fans aren’t interested one bit in embracing this club’s original roots.
Like it or not, though, the Expos and Nationals officially are considered one continuous franchise by Major League Baseball. This team played for 36 years north of the border, compared to only 14 years in the nation’s capital.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Favorite Christmas Carol

Ten years ago, I posted "I heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Enjoy again.

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men

I thought how, as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men

And in despair I bowed by head
"There is no peace on earth," I said
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men"

Yet pealed the bells more loud and deep
"God is not dead nor doth he sleep;
For wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men"

Then ringing, singing on its way,
The World revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men

Friday, December 21, 2018

Weekend watchdog

What's ESPN's present to you before Santa arrives?
The Broncos taking on the Raiders Monday at 8:15 p.m.
At least most fans won't be distracted from their Christmas activities.
Before the big day, NFL network has a pair of games on Saturday. The Redskins visit the Titans at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Ravens' contest with the Chargers.
Fox has the Cowboys' clash with Tampa Bay Sunday at 1 p.m. The Eagles host the Texans on CBS at 1 p.m., followed by Steelers-Saints.
The Chiefs tangle with the Seahawks on NBC Sunday night.
Bowl season continues Friday at 12:30 p.m. when Florida International takes on Toledo. BYU battles Western Michigan at 4 p.m. from Boise.
ESPN has four bowls on Saturday, starting at noon with the Birmingham Bowl matching Memphis and Wake Forest. Army takes on Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl at 3:30 p.m., followed by Buffalo-Troy from Mobile. In the nightcap, Hawai'i faces Louisiana Tech at 10:30 p.m.
The Bucks battle the Celtics Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN before the Pelicans meet the Lakers.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards' clash with the Suns Saturday at 7 p.m. They visit the Pacers Sunday at 5 p.m.
On the college hardcourt, Oregon battles Baylor on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m., followed by Providence-Texas.
FoxSports1 has Butler against Cal-Irvine at 6:30 p.m. and Buffalo tangles with Marquette at 8:30 p.m.
Villanova clashes with Connecticut Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on CBS. Ohio State takes on UCLA at 3 p.m. followed by Kentucky-North Carolina.
ESPN2 has five contests on Saturday, starting with Wake Forest-Tennessee at noon. Clemson faces South Carolina at 2 p.m. and it's Wichita State against VCU at 4 p.m. Vanderbilt meets Kansas State at 7 p.m. before Kansas-Arizona State.
DePaul hosts Boston College Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1, followed by Seton Hall-Maryland. Sacred Heart meets St. John's at 8 p.m. and it's San Diego against Washington State in the nightcap.
There are semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic Sunday on ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
In women's hoops, Notre Dame meets Marquette on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Sabres on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and visit Ottawa Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
The Kings take on the Sharks Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has Wolverhampton's contest with Liverpool Friday at 2:55 p.m. Arsenal battles Burnley Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Chelsea-Leicester City. NBC offers Cardiff City against Manchester United Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Everton faces Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 10:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Dortmund faces M'gladbach Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Leipzig tangles with Werder Bremen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it's Augsburg-Wolfsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Pregnant pause

Hot Air finds a great sentence in a story about Planned Parenthood hassling employees who are pregnant or might think of getting pregnant.
“Planned Parenthood’s policies, though, can make it hard for employees to scrape by after giving birth.”

Raise my footprint

Tim Blair is looking at his offset of other's carbon offsets.
Doing everything I can to destroy the planet and looking forward to a fantastic end-of-world party
What can you do to irritate green warriors?

Monday, December 17, 2018

Recycling update

The price for aluminum cans has dropped - from 50 to 40 cents per pound.
A leading economic indictator.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Starbucks meets Ace Ventura

Via Legal Insurrection, Starbucks is having bathroom troubles.
Employees are finding situations like Ace multiple times.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ladies first

For those who think President Trump belong in jail.
He's a gentleman.
It's ladies first.

Friday, December 14, 2018

How Democrats will blow it

Jonah Goldberg sees the looming problem for Democrats in 2020.
Instead, the Democrats are poised to re-create the same dynamic that got Trump the GOP nomination in the first place. While it’s technically true that Trump beat 16 opponents, as he likes to say, the truth is a bit more complicated. Trump never won a majority of votes in the primaries. He benefited from a collective-action problem in which various candidates defeated each other while a sticky plurality of voters stuck with Trump.
If the field had been narrower, with only two or three contenders other than Trump, his base of support might not have been enough. But with each additional player, the number of votes he needed to win shrank.

Weekend watchdog

As we await the National Championship contest Jan. 7, several teams will get to hoist trophies from their season-ending bowl triumphs.
Bowl season starts Saturday at noon with the Celebration Bowl between North Carolina A&T and Alcorn State on ABC.
The New Mexico Bowl matches North Texas and Utah State on ESPN at 2 p.m.
Tulane takes on Louisiana on CBS Sports network in the Cure Bowl at 2:30 p.m.
It's Arizona State against Fresno State on ABC at 3:30 p.m. in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Georgia Southern meets Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl on ESPN at 5:30 p.m., and the day concludes in New Orleans with Appalachian State taking on Middle Tennessee.
NFL Network has a pair of contests Saturday, with Texans taking on the Jets at 4:30 p.m. and Browns-Broncos at 8 p.m.
The Ravens host the Bucs on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. , with some areas of Virginia getting the Colts' contest with the Cowboys. The Redskins travel to Jacksonville at 1 p.m. on CBS, with Steelers-Patriots in the late afternoon slot.
The Eagles meet the Rams on NBC Sunday night, with Saints-Panthers on ESPN Monday night.
South Dakota State faces North Dakota State on ESPN2 Friday at 8 p.m. while Maine meets Eastern Washington Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Pacers face the 76ers on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m. and it's the Thunder against the Nuggets at 10 p.m.
The Wizards take on the Nets Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus and face the Lakers Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college hardcourt, FoxSports1 has Illinois-Chicago against DePaul Friday at 7 p.m. and Green Bay meets Creighton at 9 p.m.
CBS has the Crossroads Classic Saturday, with Notre Dame facing Purdue at 1:30 p.m. followed by Indiana-Butler.
Villanova takes on Kansas on ESPN Saturday at noon.
ESPN2 has four contests Saturday, starting at noon with Tennessee-Memphis. Utah faces Kentucky at 5 p.m. and Gonzaga battles North Carolina at 7 p.m. Baylor battles Arizona at 11 p.m.
SMU visits Georgetown on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon, followed by Rutgers-Seton Hall. Eastern Kentucky travels to Xavier at 8 p.m.
College of Charleston battles VCU on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4 p.m.
Providence clashes Central Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Wagner battles St. John's at 4 p.m.
In women's basketball, South Carolina faces Purdue on ESPN2 Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals visit Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and host Buffalo Saturday at 7 p.m.
Manchester City meets Everton on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., then it's Tottenham Hotspur-Burnley. NBC carries West Ham's contest with Fulham.
It's Brighton & Hove Albion against Chelsea Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Liverpool battles Manchester United at 10:55 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Hannover Saturday at 9:25 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leipzig faces Mainz Sunday at 9:25 a.m. with Eintracht against Leverkusen at noon.
SPAL clashes with Chievo in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the European Champion Cup rugby match between Leinstar and Bath Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
 ESPN has championship of the women's volleyball tournament Saturday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Penn State battles Arizona State in college wrestling on ESPN2 Sunday at 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

He's the man

Do Republicans have a new House member who can gain attention like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Found one.
If the Right keeps betting on young guns in rolled-up sleeves, it loses the future. Lucky for Republicans, Crenshaw doesn’t talk supply-side economics in front of whiteboards. He shoots from the hip on “Face the Nation” and does pretty well. He roasts comedians on “Saturday Night Live,” an ability developed among enlisted troops in Iraq instead of donors at cocktail parties.
He just gets it. He is real, not manufactured. And Crenshaw isn’t a one-to-one match for Ocasio-Cortez. He is significantly better.
The bartender-turned-politician has a martyr complex fed by an indulgent and sympathetic media. She has talent but whines as often as she says nonsensical things about the benefits of her discredited ideology. The soldier-turned-legislator, in contrast, actually understands what he talks about. And Crenshaw has a smart strategy when personally attacked, as one commentator summed up nicely: “engage, don’t rage."

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Best, brightest and most selfish

Ross Douthat takes another shot at the troubles with our current meritocracy.
First, meritocracy segregates talent rather than dispersing it. By plucking the highest achievers from all over the country and encouraging them to cluster together in the same few cities, it robs localities of their potential leaders — so that instead of an Eastern establishment negotiating with overlapping groups of regional elites (or with working-class or ethnic leaders), you have a mass upper class segregated from demoralized peripheries.
Second, the meritocratic elite inevitably tends back toward aristocracy, because any definition of “merit” you choose will be easier for the children of these self-segregated meritocrats to achieve.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Power of the beard

Slate swallows hard and declares that Ted Cruz looks good with a beard.
The Texas Republican first appeared in public with traces of facial hair just after Thanksgiving. Back then, the beard was just a shadowy, patchy mess that crept down his throat while wholly avoiding his chin. It looked a bit more professional in better lighting, but it reeked of desperation, too feeble and thin to do anything but serve as a physical manifestation of Cruz’s personality.
That all changed this week, when Cruz showed up in the Senate with a filled-out salt-and-pepper beard, giving his face a defined jawline and its first-ever hints of ruggedness and affability. The bloated, downy visage of a college debate team showoff is gone. A marginally less insufferable mug has arrived.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The Naval Academy will finish 2018 with a losing record, just the second time since 2002.
But the Midshipmen can still end the season on a high note when they face Army Saturday at 3 p.m. CBS has coverage of the contest from Philadelphia.
 Army will be going for its third straight win over Navy. A win clinches the Commander-in-Chief's trophy for the second straight year, after beating Air Force in November.
ESPN has the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday at 8 p.m.
In the FCS playoffs, Maine meets Weber State Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Colgate clashes with North Dakota State Saturday at noon on ESPN.
The Ravens tangle with the Chiefs on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox spends its day in the NFC East, with the Redskins taking on the Giants at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys-Eagles.
The Rams visit the Bears on NBC Sunday night, with Vikings-Seahawks on ESPN Sunday at 8:20 p.m.
Major League Soccer crowns its champion Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox, with Atlanta hosting Portland. The Pistons host the 76ers on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m., with the Warriors taking on the Bucks at 9:30 p.m.
The Wizards clash with the Cavaliers Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
Massachusetts meets Providence on the college hardcourt Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Southern Cal battles TCU at 9:30 p.m.
James Madison visits George Mason Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN with Nevada against Arizona State at midnight.
CBS has Michigan State facing Florida Saturday at noon.
Kentucky battles Seton Hall on Fox Saturday at noon, followed by Louisville-Indiana and Wisconsin's contest with Marquette at 5 p.m.
Georgetown tangles with Syracuse on ESPN at 3:30 p.m., then it's Yale-Duke.
ESPN2 has six contests on Saturday, starting at noon with West Virginia-Pittsburgh. It's Xavier-Cincinnati at 2 p.m. before Clemson's clash with Mississippi State. Florida State faces Connecticut at 6:30 p.m., then it's New Mexico State-Kansas and Notre Dame meeting UCLA in the nightcap.
Michigan meets South Carolina at noon on FoxSports1.  It's St. Joseph's against Villanova at 2 p.m. and Northern Illinois battles Butler at 4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State hosts Houston on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m.
It's Alabama-Arizona on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by Tennessee-Gonzaga.
Texas takes on Purdue on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.
Princeton plays St. John's Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Virginia hosts VCU Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
In women's college basketball, ESPN2 has a pair of contests Sunday with Tennessee-Texas at 1 p.m. and Oregon against Michigan State at 3 p.m.
The Capitals visit Columbus Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Liverpool faces Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester United-Fulham. It's Leicester City against Tottenham Hotspur at 2:40 p.m. NBC has Chelsea's clash with Manchester City Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Newcastle United battles Wolverhampton Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
 Juventus meets Internazionale in Italian Series A play Friday at 2:20 p.m. on ESPN2.
In the Bundesliga, Schalke takes on Borussia Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
The United States takes on China in mixed doubles at the Curling World Cup Friday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The United States women face Canada Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Inside the Warren 2020 campaign

Staffer: It looks like the DNA test has become a major issue.
Warren: How?
Staffer: It keeps raising questions about your career.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Did saying you had Indian ancestors help you get a job? Other candidates can exploit that.
Warren: How?
Staffer: You boosted your career by taking the place of someone else by using an Indian identity.
We think it's going to be trouble going forward.
Warren: How?

All in favor say "Rib-eye"

Dustbury now has a steak in the upcoming Oklahoma legislative session.
Thanks to a bill to designate Ribeye Steak as the state steak.
Our government at work.

Sting of the yellow jackets

There may be more protests in France this weekend.
People across the country are coming out against higher gas taxes and many other things.
Now Facebook is getting blamed.
The Yellow Jackets movement — named for the protesters’ brightly colored safety vests — is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook. And it’s only getting more popular. Recent polls indicate the majority of France now supports the protesters. The Yellow Jackets communicate almost entirely on small, decentralized Facebook pages. They coordinate via memes and viral videos. Whatever gets shared the most becomes part of their platform.
Due to the way algorithm changes made earlier this year interacted with the fierce devotion in France to local and regional identity, the country is now facing some of the worst riots in many years — and in Paris, the worst in half a century.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Climategate carol

Time for my Christmas classic, to the tune of Winter Wonderland.
Established in 2009 and still going strong.

Al Gore speaks, no one's listening
In the lane, lights are glistening
Oh what a sight
With houses really bright
Seeing all the Christmas lights are on

Gone away is good science
Here to stay, blind allegiance
We're singing our song
Yet lights come on
Look how all the Christmas lights are on

On computers we can cook some data
then pretend that it is warmer now
They'll ask: Are you sure?
We'll say: You know, man
And here's the hockey stick
that we have found

Later on, we'll conspire,
With warnings, that are dire
Make the people afraid
We'll pass cap and trade
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on

On computers we can cook some data
And say skeptics are just circus clowns
We'll have lots of fun with our bad data
Until our own emails knock us down.

When we speak, ain't it thrilling
People's hearts, they are chilling
We'll frolic and play, the socialist way,
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on

Friendly farewell

Michael W. Smith honored late President George H.W. Bush by singing "Friends."

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Do you have satellite TV?
You're part of a dwindling group.
The US pay-TV industry reportedly lost a record number of TV subscribers last quarter, and the satellite services from DirecTV and Dish Network (which also owns internet-TV service Sling TV) were the hardest hit.
In 2017, AT&T lost 554,000 satellite video subscribers, and it continued to hemorrhage customers this year, according to company filings.

Happy Hanukkah

The Federalist explains why it's good to wish "Happy Hanukkah," while some might protest.
Hanukkah itself is a reminder that Jews have a singular, millennia-long historic relationship with Jerusalem. By the time Mattathias rebelled against Hellenistic Syrian king Antiochus, who had not only ordered a statue of Zeus to be erected in the Holy Temple but that swine be sacrificed to him, Jerusalem had likely been a Jewish city for more than 1,000 years. As some readers have suggested, Hanukkah might be the only Jewish holiday that celebrates events confirmed by the historical record. The Hasmonean dynasty, founded by Mattathias’ son Simon, is a fact.

Monday, December 3, 2018

What a fuel tax means

France has had three weekends of protests of a hike in the gas tax.
The "Gilets Jaunes" are wearing their yellow fluorescent jackets, which the government requires them to have in their vehicles to make them visible during vehicle breakdowns, etc., to protest Macron's newest round of gas taxes to fight "global warming."
Will the government learn their lesson from these protests?

Twitter troubles

Instapundit details the troubles with Twitter.
Worse yet, the heaviest users of Twitter are journalists and political operatives. They tend to have lots of short episodes of downtime — waiting on hold or in line for a congressional hearing, say — and fill them with Twitter. There’s a big psychic reward to issuing a bon mot — usually a put-down — and being cheered for it by your friends and political allies. But the end result is a lot of off-the-cuff meanness. Few tweeters even follow the links they retweet to read beyond the headline. And spending hours a day in this environment can’t help but affect their other work.
Some say the sharp partisanship we see on Twitter from allegedly objective journalists is a useful revelation: Finally, we’re seeing their true selves. While there’s some truth to that, I also think that Twitter actually makes people meaner and less thoughtful. People I’ve followed both on Facebook and Twitter are generally much meaner on Twitter, where they’re in the political arena, than on Facebook, where their friends and family are a big part of the audience.
Read the whole thing.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Yukon Cornelius rules

Evil Blogger Lady offers her praise for Yukon Cornelius and Rudolph.
Yes most of the characters in Rudolph have flaws (especially Santa), but in the end it works out (even for the misfit toys).
HuffPost apparently missed the resolution at the end. You know who has issues, HuffPost.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Baby, it's crazy out there

Mark Steyn sings the praises of "Baby, It's Cold Outside.
"Baby, It's Cold Outside is a fun song, but one line in particular is apparently a major micro-aggression that come December is mass-triggering the safe-spaced generation across our winter wonderland.

Ten years and going strong

DaTech Guy offers his memories on 10 years of his blog.
He got to attend many events with the mainstream media. He wasn't impressed.
There is an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt and nothing has increased by contempt for the MSM then observing them closely for 10 years except for one thing, that is being in the room with them as credentialed press and simply watching and listening to what they say and do. Those who decry the words “fake news” live in a bubble, I’ve entered their bubble world and like an immigrant who sees the grandeur of American freedom have seen first hand what is obvious to anyone outside of the bubble.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Notre Dame's regular season has ended and it looks like they will be part of the four-team college playoff field.
Who will join them?
ESPN has the official announcement Sunday at noon after the conferences hold their championships this weekend.
Fox has the Pac 12 title game Friday at 8 p.m. with Utah facing Washington. In the MAC, Buffalo battles Northern Illinois on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Georgia in the SEC championship game on CBS at 4 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Pittsburgh in the ACC championship at 8 p.m. on ABC.
In the Big 12, Texas tangles with Oklahoma at noon on ABC.
The Sun Belt finale matches Louisiana and Appalachian State on ESPN at noon.
Central Florida looks to continue its unbeaten season in the American Conference final against Memphis at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
It's the Mountain West championship between Fresno State and Boise State at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Ohio State battles Northwestern on Fox at 8 p.m. for the Big Ten crown.
CBS has Jim Nantz and Tony Romo catching the Ravens' contest with the Falcons Sunday at 1 p.m. The Giants take on the Bears on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Vikings-Patriots.
The Steelers host the Chargers on NBC Sunday night, with Redskins-Eagles on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
Manchester City meets Bournemouth Saturday at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
There's three matches Sunday on NBC Sports network, starting with Chelsea-Fulham at 6:55 a.m. Arsenal faces Hottenham Hotspur at 9 a.m. then it's Liverpool-Everton.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen faces Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leipzig battles M'gladbach Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Eintracht against Wolfsburg.
The Rockets take on the Spurs on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with Nuggets-TrailBlazers as the nightcap.
 The Wizards visit the 76ers on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and take on the Nets Saturday at 7 p.m.
On the college hardcourt, Central Michigan tangles with TCU Friday at 7:30 p.m. on MASN2.
Fox has Louisville-Seton Hall Saturday at noon, then top-ranked Gonzaga meets Creighton. It's Southern Cal-Nevada at 4:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Purdue on ESPN Saturday at 3:30 p.m., followed by Stanford-Kansas.
ESPN2 has five college contests Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. with UNC-Greensboro against Kentucky. Villanova faces LaSalle at 3 p.m. and Vanderbilt battles North Carolina State at 5 p.m. It's Stetson-Duke at 7 p.m. with Oregon against Houston in the nightcap.
Oakland battles Xavier Saturday at noon on FoxSports1. Marquette meets Kansas State at 2:30 p.m. and Rhode Island plays Providence at 5 p.m.
Temple takes on St. Joseph's Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Wake Forest-Richmond.
Arizona clashes with Connecticut on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the women's court, FoxSports1 has Texas taking on Mississippi State Sunday at 2 p.m. before Tennessee-Oklahoma State.
The Capitals tangle with the Devils Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus, and host the Ducks Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has men's downhill skiing Saturday at 1 p.m. and women's downhill at 2 p.m. The women's giant slalom takes place Sunday at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

FYI - You're fired

Don Surber tells the sad tale of the Murphy Brown reboot - catch it before it's gone.
CBS discovered that Candace Bergen's weekly half hour of politically charged sarcasm from the 1990s has no place in the 21st century, where snark -- like porn -- inundates the Internet.
Plus with cable Fake News channels galore, who needs 30 minutes a week for an Orange Man Bad fix?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Welcome back, Jesse

Jesse Kelly is back on Twitter.
No hard feelings, right?
Please tells your Senator friends that.
Does anyone think Jesse Kelly would have had his account restored if he didn’t have lots of high profile people on the right willing to talk about his situation? I think Twitter looked at the reaction and decided retreat was their best option, but that doesn’t mean they’ve learned anything from this. How long before they decide to ban someone else on the right, instantly and without explanation? Not every person who gets banned is going to have the benefit of a segment on national television to help change Twitter’s mind.

Monday, November 26, 2018

One ugly guy

The Other McCain has the story of a guy who says he's a woman and got a woman suspended from Twitter for questioning the man's thoughts that's he's a woman.
It's not a pretty picture.

Free Jesse

Twitter banned Jesse Kelly over the weekend.
Everybody is talking about it, including Kelly.
Ban doesn't seem to be working.
Censorship is a horrible thing, but it has one fatal flaw: It doesn’t work. Voices break out. They cannot be contained. Twitter banning me from their platform only hurts them in the long run. They’ll continue to marginalize themselves, and I will continue to grow.
I enjoy talking politics, and I enjoy entertaining people. I don’t need Twitter to do it. I’ve a got a successful radio show. I’m blessed to have a network of friends who share and promote each other’s ideas.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Making Trump's point

Remember the media talk that the caravan headed north wasn't an invasion?
Just people fleeing violence for a better life?
Sunday, some of those people threw rocks at United States border patrol agents.
Maybe Trump wasn't trying to scare people before Election Day.
Maybe he was telling what he wanted to avoid at the border.

Count your marbles

Iowahawk has a way to determine the best college football team - if you can keep up with the marbles.
Notre Dame leads the pack, but will get passed after next week's conference championship games.

No kidding

Look across Europe, and you'll see political leaders with no children of their own.
One of the benefits of parenthood is the daily confrontation with free will—a human nature. Parents may have their child's life, career, and happiness planned out, but a child has other ideas -constantly. Love, patience, teaching, negotiating, scolding— nurture—can help direct the child, but the overwhelming otherness of the child is undeniable. They are not blank slates upon whom the parent exercises his will.
Political leaders without this experience of parenthood may be susceptible to the idea that people are blank-slates, interchangeable units of human capital. As a parent and a teacher, I have seen many brilliant and well-meaning parents and colleagues crash their will and intellect against the rock of a child's independent nature. Now, scale such a hubristic paternalism to a nation. Or a continent.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Just a bad bounce

Virginia came oh so close to beating Virginia Tech Friday.
The Cavaliers led by seven in the waning minutes.
The Virginia Tech running back fumbled right before the end zone, and a Virginia player was closest to it.
He could have fallen on it.
He could have knocked it out of the end zone for a touchback.
But it bounced away from him, right to several Hokies following the play.
Tie game.
Then in overtime, it was first and 10 at the 14.
A touchdown wins.
A field goal ties.
But a turnover ends the game with a loss.
That's what happens.
When you haven't beaten a team since 2003, those kind of things will happen.
It's wait 'til next year time.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Quite a shot

Newsweek reports on scientists thinking an asteroid destroyed Sodom.
Minerals that suddenly crystallized in blistering heat support the concept, archaeologist Phillip Silvia, of Christian institution Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, told the conference. Silvia and his colleagues have been excavating the city for more than a decade, Science News stated.
Or maybe God had good timing.

Weekend watchdog

How long as it been since Virginia beat Virginia Tech on the gridiron?
Babies born that day are thinking about getting their drivers licenses in the next year.
The Cavaliers hope to end the 15-year drought Friday at 3:30 p.m. when they face the Hokies on ABC.
Virginia enters the contest with a better record, 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Hokies stand 4-6, with bowl hopes pending on a victory and makeup contest Dec. 1 for a game postponed by Hurricane Florence.
Virginia won the 2003 contest 35-21, and last won at Blacksburg in 1998.
The NFL has a slate of three contests on Thanksgiving, starting at 12:30 p.m. when the Bears visit the Lions on CBS. The Cowboys battle the Redskins on Fox at 4:30 p.m., with Falcons-Saints in the nightcap on NBC.
The Ravens host the Raiders Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS, followed by the Steelers' clash with the Broncos. The Giants tangle with the Eagles on Fox at 1 p.m.
The Packers meet the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Texans-Titans the contest on ESPN Monday night.
North of the border, Ottawa battles Calgary for the Grey Cup on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The college football weekend begins Thursday with the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m.
Houston meets Memphis Friday at noon on ABC.
Fox has Nebraska against Iowa Friday at noon, with the Apple Cup matching Washington and Washington State at 8:30 p.m
Missouri tangles with Arkansas on CBS at 2:30 p.m.
Texas takes on Kansas on FoxSports1 at noon, followed by Oregon-Oregon State.
Central Florida clashes with South Florida on ESPN at 4 p.m., then Oklahoma takes on West Virginia.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Auburn in the Iron Bowl Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Michigan meets Ohio State on Fox at noon followed by Rutgers-Michigan State at 4 p.m. TCU takes on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
Florida faces Florida State at noon on ABC and Maryland clashes with Penn State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, it's third-ranked Notre Dame against Southern Cal.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Syracuse-Boston College, followed by Miami-Pittsburgh. Second-seeded Clemson faces South Carolina at 7 p.m., with Boise State-Utah State in the nightcap.
It's Purdue against Indiana on ESPN2 at noon and Wisconsin tangles with Minnesota at 3:30 p.m. Kentucky clashes with Louisville at 7 p.m.
Texas Tech battles Baylor on FoxSports1 at noon, then it's out west for Arizona-Arizona State. Iowa State faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. and BYU battles Utah at 10 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina against North Carolina State at 12:20 p.m.
Southern and Grambling State battle on NBC Sports network at 5 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards' contest with the Raptors Friday at 7:30 p.m. and home game with the Pelicans Saturday at 8 p.m.
In the Developmental League, NBC Sports Washington has Canton's clash with Capital City Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college hardcourt, ESPN has the Battle 4 Atlantis Thursday at 1:30 and 4 p.m.
 Villanova faces Canisius Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Oklahoma State-Memphis. There's a pair of contests from the Battle 4 Atlantis at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and Hawaii takes on Utah at 11:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational, with Massachusetts-Southern Illinois at 1:30 p.m. followed by Tulsa against Nevada. Texas takes on North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. and UCLA meets Michigan State at 10 p.m.
There's two more games from Atlantis on ESPN Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Fox has a consolation contest from Las Vegas Friday at 4 p.m. and the final at 6 p.m.
There's semifinals from the Advocare Invitational on ESPN2 Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., with play from the Wooden Legacy at 2 and 11:30 p.m. The Preseason NIT consolation is at 7 p.m. with the championship at 9:30 p.m.
Ohio State faces Cleveland State on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
VCU hosts Hofstra Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
MASN2 has Georgetown-Campbell Saturday at noon and Providence plays Iona at 4 p.m.
Richmond hosts Hampton Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
It's the third place game of the Advocare championship Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2, and the Wooden Legacy finale at 10:30 p.m.
The Capitals host the Red Wings Friday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit the Rangers Saturday at 2 p.m.
NBC has the Rangers against the Flyers Friday at 1 p.m., with Blackhawks-Lightning on NBC Sports network at 6:30 p.m.
It's Atlanta against the Red Bulls on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m. in the MLS playoffs. Portland takes on Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
West Ham United meets Manchester City on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. It's Arsenal against Bournemouth Sunday at 8:25 a.m., followed by Wolverhampton's contest with Huddersfield Town.
 In the Bundesliga, Freiburg faces Werder Bremen Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Borussia M'gladbach battles Hannover at 11 a.m.
Formula One visits Dubai, with the green flag dropping Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on ESPN2.
  NBC Sports network has rugby between Worcester and Harlequins Friday at 2:30 p.m.
There's alpine skiing on NBC Sports network Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. with men's Super G.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

On my God they're turkeys.

What will the limping waterfowl do?

DaTech Guy wonders about the lame duck session of Congress.
Will we discover that those who proudly called themselves conservatives, devoted to life, protectors of the 2nd amendment, opposed to mob rule, defenders of due process, defenders of our border and supporters of the military that protects us.
Or will we discover that they have simply holding a place in the hopes of a better offer, either as a lobbies or on the board of a company rewarded by the laws passed by them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Love lost

Among the casualties of Election Night is Mia Love from Utah.
I didn't know she was in trouble.
And over the weekend, it looked like she might have enough votes to snag the victory.
Hopefully we'll see her in 2020.
When Utah voters realize the mistake they made.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dear Kurt

Kurt Schlichter has dating advice for those who need it.
Just get off the electronics. Talk to people. Try it. Yes, if you say “Hi, my name is Kaden. Would you like a drink?” at least 17% of the recipients of this polite inquiry will blow their rape whistles and preemptively wet themselves. But this gives you important information – that person is an idiot. Go talk to the next one.

Adulting is hard

Will the White House press corps behave itself under the new rules?
Sarah Sanders today issued rules of conduct for White House reporters. Everyone in the press room should be embarrassed because like kindergartners, they have to be told to share the microphone and take turns asking questions.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

What to watch

Need something to binge-watch, especially with the holiday looming?
The Other McCain recommends Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
The producers do a good job of pacing the show, so that each of the eight episodes builds to an exciting climactic scene and, by the time you’ve binge-watched your way to the end (my wife and I watched the final four episodes Saturday night), a lot of details in the early episodes that may have seemed irrelevant are revealed as important foreshadowing. It is no mere coincidence, for example, that Jack Ryan’s love interest, Dr. Cathy Mueller, is an epidemiologist concerned with an ebola outbreak. But hey, no spoilers.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday song

In tribute to William Goldman, writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

Monday, November 12, 2018

Work to be done

The Republican Standard lists the things the lame duck Congress needs to do in the next few weeks.
If they don't?
Trump’s “Lame Duck” session with a Democratic majority in the House, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be loud, both figuratively and literally, presumably. Possibly though, he could take a page out of his predecessor’s commander-in-chief handbook and get some things done on The Hill. After all, he’s got a “phone and a pen.”

Saturday, November 10, 2018

In trouble, and how

Kimberly Strassel looks at how the mid-term election impacted Elizabeth Warren's future hopes.
And catch the Indian reference.
She put on a brave face Wednesday, when she told a crowd at Brown University that many Democrats coming to Washington ran “on a very progressive agenda that government is an important part of our lives.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend watchdog

In Major League Soccer, the conference semifinal series are home-and-home matchups.
The better regular season record gets you home for the important second leg - coming this weekend.
Three squads look to join Portland in advancing. Sporting KC hosts Real Salt Lake Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN after a 1-1 tie last week. Atlanta United faces New York FC at 5:30 p.m., and Columbus tries to continue its upset run against the Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fox has the Redskins' contest with the Buccaneers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Patriots take on the Titans on CBS at 1 p.m., followed by Seahawks-Rams.
It's Cowboys-Eagles Sunday on NBC, with the Giants visiting San Francisco on ESPN Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, it's CFL playoff time between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Louisville takes on Syracuse at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by Fresno State-Boise State.
CBS has an SEC doubleheader Saturday, with Mississippi taking on Texas A&M at noon before top-ranked Alabama meets Mississippi State.
Fourth-ranked Notre Dame faces Florida State on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
It's Penn State-Wisconsin on ABC at noon, then it's bedlam with Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.  In primetime, Boston College hosts Clemson.
Ohio State tangles with Michigan State on Fox at noon before Iowa hosts Northwestern. Texas takes on Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina facing Florida. Colorado clashes with Washington State at 3:30 p.m. and Georgia battles Auburn at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, California takes on Southern Cal.
Central Florida clashes with Navy at noon on ESPN2 and Minnesota meets Purdue at 3:30 p.m. The ACC Coastal matchup between Miami and Georgia Tech will be at 7 p.m., then UNLV goes to San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia tangles with TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Baylor battles Iowa State at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC network features Duke and North Carolina at 12:20 p.m.
Kansas State clashes with Kansas at noon on MASN2, and MASN offers Rhode Island-James Madison at 2 p.m.
The Monster Series championship four will be decided Sunday in Phoenix, with the flag dropping on NBC at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
The Celtics meet the Jazz Friday at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
NBC Sports Washington-plus has the Bullets against the Magic Friday at 7 p.m.
The first week of the college basketball season continues Friday with Arkansas-Texas on ESPN at 7 p.m. Hampton plays VCU at 7 p.m. on MASN and Mississippi Valley State taking on Texas Tech at 9 p.m. on MASN2.
It's Evansville-Xavier Saturday at 4 p.m. on MASN2 and Miami of Ohio battles Butler at 7 p.m. Oral Roberts takes on TCU Sunday at 5 p.m. on MASN2.
ESPN has Army-Duke Sunday at 1 p.m. and FoxSports1 offers East Tennessee State against Creighton Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Cardiff City clashes with Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Leicester City's battle with Burnley. NBC features Tottenham Hotspur's contest with Crystal Palace.
Liverpool faces Fulham Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then it's Chelsea-Everton and Manchester City meeting Manchester United at 11:25 a.m.
Werder Bremen battles M'gladbach in the Bundesliga Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on  FoxSports1, and It's Leipzig-Leverkusen Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
In Italian Serie A, Atalanta faces Interazionale on ESPN2 Sunday at 6:25 a.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dealing with Democrats

Before the results came in Tuesday, Althouse has an idea what to expect from President Trump.
Our trickster President has plenty of tricks up his sleeve.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday

What will Wednesday bring?
Powerline has an idea.
I still say the worst nightmare for Democrats will be to capture the House by a narrow majority. Their base will demand impeachment and fireworks from oversight hearings. They are likely to be disappointed, and then frustrated and bitter, setting up Trump to cruise to re-election in 2020. You think liberals are miserable and paranoid now!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Undefeated team watch

No team will finish the 2018 campaign without a loss.
The Los Angeles Rams made it to 8-0 before falling to New Orleans on Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrate their place - alone - in NFL history once again.

Don't be shy

Are polls understating the support for Republicans?
Would you answer an unidentified person's questions about your preference?
Nixon had his "silent majority" at a time much like this one. The country was tearing itself apart over Vietnam and Nixon was the target of almost as much liberal vitriol and hate as Trump has been. The reason pollsters may be wrong again this time is that these "shy Trumpers" have been conditioned these last two years to keep their opinions to themselves so they don't get screamed at by their friends and relatives. There is a price to pay when bullies attack you for saying something halfway nice about the president. It's not pleasant.

Find your wave

Don Surber looks at the potential numbers for Tuesday.
The blue wave is real. Democrats could get 10 million to 20 million more votes in Senate races than Republicans do.
But the red wave also is real. At a minimum, they will increase their Senate majority by one.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Weekend watchdog

With a 6-2 record, the Virginia Cavaliers are eligible for a bowl berth for the second straight year.
The remaining four contests will determine where they go - maybe even to the ACC championship game.
Virginia, ranked 25th in the initial College Football Playoff poll, hosts Pittsburgh Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
At 4-1 in the Coastal Division, the Cavaliers stand just ahead of the Panthers and Virginia Tech, both 3-1 in the league. They have not appeared in an ACC championship game, established in 2004.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Arizona battles Colorado at 10:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS has a pair of big SEC contests on Saturday, with the Eastern Division battle between Georgia and Kentucky at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama visiting LSU at 8 p.m.
Second-ranked Clemson clashes with Louisville on ABC at noon. Coverage continues in the ACC with Florida State-North Carolina State, with Texas Tech taking on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
Ohio State hosts Nebraska at noon on Fox and Texas takes on West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. It's off to the Pac-12 at 7:30 p.m. with UCLA facing Oregon.
 ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Texas A&M. Michigan battles Penn State at 3:45 p.m. and it's Notre Dame against Northwestern at 7:15 p.m. The night ends with Washington State's contest with California at 10:45 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan State on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Iowa-Purdue. Duke duels with Miami at 7 p.m. and it's BYU-Boise State in the nightcap.
Baylor battles Oklahoma State at noon on FoxSports1, and TCU tangles with Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. Oregon State clashes with Southern Cal at 10 p.m.
The ACC network brings the clash between Georgia Tech and North Carolina at 12:15 p.m.
Syracuse takes on Wake Forest at noon on NBC Sports Washington.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins meet the Falcons on Fox at 1 p.m., with Rams-Saints in the late afternoon slot.
The Packers visit New England on NBC Sunday night, with Titans-Cowboys on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the Truck Series Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Wizards host the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and ESPN. The Timberwolves take on the Warriors on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.. The Wizards battle the Knicks Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Capitals host Dallas Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The MLS has four conference semifinal matchups Sunday. Columbus clashes with the Red Bulls at 3 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Portland-Seattle. The action moves over to FoxSports1 at 7:30 p.m. with New York FC against Atlanta, with Real Salt Lake taking on Sporting KC in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Bournemouth meets Manchester United Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Cardiff City-Leicester City. Manchester City faces Southampton Sunday at 9:55 a.m. before Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace.
In the Bundesliga, Borussia M'gladbach meets Fortuna Dusseldorf Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
FoxSports1 has the Big East women's soccer finale Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the Big 12 championship game at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC field hockey tournament semifinals are on NBC Sports Washington Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. with the final Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

In unity, to dwell in unity

Kurt Schlichter wants unity.
On his terms.
Unity means not just accepting that Donald Trump is our president but the fact that he has a moral right to pursue the policies that he promised the people who elected him.
Unity means our elite not being jerks, and that’s why unity’s not in the cards anytime soon.


Powerline features a video of media figures saying "Trump has reached a tipping point," over and over again since he became president.
Some clever person put together this montage of the media claiming routinely since January 20, 2017 that a “tipping point” had been reached, that the newest “bombshell” was curtains for Trump, that “the walls are closing in.” Talk about fake news. Heh. Enjoy this—we’ve got a long way to go yet.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The world is not a John Lennon song

Roger Simon has decided to buy a gun.
Between the rising anti-Zionism and Jew hatred on our campuses and in the Democratic Party (what were Barack Obama and Bill Clinton doing being photographed with Louis Farrakhan?), the bloodthirsty jihadists, and the neo-Nazi monsters like this Bower character, we are at a point I never thought we'd reach in my lifetime. And as the co-screenwriter of two feature films about the Holocaust, I have a pretty good idea where it can lead.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams improved to 8-0 with a late score to beat the Packers.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins are still watching.

X marks the spot

A decade ago, things looked dark.
Barack Obama loomed as the likely presidential election winner.
Democrats held both houses of Congress.
What did the future hold?
On this day in 2008, I started this blog.
Are you better off now than you were 10 years ago?
If so, it's nothing I did.
But starting a blog helped me get through the early days of the Obama era.
I saw new viewpoints and interacted with others with similar views.
And a few times, my views got a wider audience.
It's been great to ride the wave these 10 years.
On to more.

"I'm one of ya"

So many commercials for the election.
Watching Charlottesville's NBC 29, there's often a commercial for either Denver Riggleman or Leslie Cockburn every break.
She tries to say he's too extreme.
But the ad ends with him telling a crowd, "I'm one of ya."
In one of his commercials, she describes her panel as "elite."
No matter what you say, being one of you feels better than calling yourself elite.
Team common man has more members than team elite.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stand amidst the troubles

Over at DaTech Guy, a call to stand firm among all the troubles of just the last two days - a pipebomber caught and a shooting at a synagogue.
Meanwhile, I’ll pray for those who are in indescribable emotional pain. In this fallen world, there will be evil like this. I hope it doesn’t come to my own doorstep, but if it does, I want to be ready spiritually.
Because that’s the only way you can truly be ready for something like that. Remember how the family of the Charleston AME Church shooting victims reacted toward the perpetrator? That’s what I’m talking about.
Don’t be afraid.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Who'll run the Kwik-E-Mart?

Do you have a problem with Apu?
Some do.
Now Apu must go.
Guess he'll get to spend more time with his family.

Thank you, come again.

Weekend watchdog

The Red Sox and Dodgers have been playing since before the first World Series.
But this year is only the second time they've met in the Fall Classic.
The series continues Friday with Game 3 from Los Angeles. Fox has coverage at 7:55 p.m., with games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:55 p.m. if necessary.
Boston took a 2-0 series lead Wednesday, hoping to win its fourth World Series since 2004. The Dodgers, who lost last year's Series in seven games, have not hoisted the trophy since 1988.
CBS has the Ravens' contest with the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m. The Redskins battle the Giants on Fox at 1 p.m., followed by Packers-Rams.
The Saints take on the Vikings on NBC Sunday night, with Patriots-Bills on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday night, with Miami-Boston College at 7 p.m. followed by UCLA against Utah. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 at 8 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia's game with North Carolina Saturday at 12:20 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State on ABC at noon, then it's either Southern Cal-Arizona State or Houston against South Florida. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2.
In primetime, it's Oklahoma State-Texas.
CBS has the top 10 contest between Georgia and Florida from Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame takes on Navy at 8 p.m.
Northwestern battles Wisconsin at noon on Fox, followed by Kansas State-Oklahoma.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Purdue takes on Michigan State. It's Iowa-Penn State at 3:30 p.m., then Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State and Arizona hosts Oregon in the nightcap.
Texas Tech takes on Iowa State on ESPN2 at noon. Syracuse battles North Carolina State at 7 p.m., followed by Hawaii-Fresno State.
TCU tangles with Kansas at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Washington clashes with California at 6:30 p.m.
There's a pair of ACC games on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday, with Wake Forest-Louisville at noon before Duke takes on Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m.
North of the border, Toronto tangles with Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
On the high school gridiron, Hewitt-Trussville faces Thompson Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
NASCAR visits Martinsville as the playoff field has dropped to eight competitors vying for the season championship. NBC Sports network has the Monster Series Sunday at 2:30 p.m., with the Truck Series going on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Wizards' contest with Sacramento Friday at 10 p.m. and visit to the Clippers Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
The Capitals have a Saturday contest against Calgary at 4 p.m..on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Minnesota-Duluth Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Sporting Kansas City meets Los Angeles FC on FoxSports1 Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Cardiff City clashes with Liverpool on NBC Sports network Saturday at 9:55 a.m. NBC has Leicester City against West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Arsenal battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 9:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen takes on Leverkusen on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m.
Milan meets Sampdoria in Italian Serie A Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Virginia hosts North Carolina State in women's soccer Thursday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There's women's volleyball between Duke and Pittsburgh Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Don't look Ethel

PJMedia talks about some of the worst songs of the 70s.
Ray Stevens makes an appearance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Raising questions, not answering them

Legal Insurrection tells all the problems Elizabeth Warren brought back with her DNA test release.
Note the highlighted language. It’s in the middle of a fairly long Politico post, headline of which makes it seem as if there was no big negative fallout. But as Daily Mail U.S. Political Editor David Martosko tweeted, Politico buried the ledeBuried lede: 24% say Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test exercise made them think less favorably of her. Just 16% say it made them view her more favorably.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Don't you care

Kurt Schlichter hasn't gotten caught up in the latest media frenzy.
I don’t care about the Khashoggi caper because I see no reason to join in the faux shock that foreigners are terrible, or that the Saudis are so especially terrible that we must abandon a crucial ally against Iran, which hangs more gays from a single crane every day than the Saudis have ever chopped up in their consulates.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Undefeated team watch

The Los Angeles Rams cruised past the 49ers Sunday, improving to 7-0.
Up next? Green Bay next Sunday.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Better news for the final 16 days

The Other McCain wraps up the bad news for Democrats, in the form of elections that appear to be slipping away from them.
Will it be enough to keep the House and Senate both Republican?
One analyst quoted by Politico, David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, estimated there’s still a 30 percent chance Republicans might hold on to their House majority, although by the narrowest of margins. Of course, 30 percent is far better than chances the analysts predicted of a Trump victory two years ago, and the president has been campaigning relentlessly across the country in recent weeks.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The NBA opens its season in the midst of baseball playoffs, NFL football and college football.
What can bring attention to opening week?
LeBron James' move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
While most eyes are on college football Saturday, ESPN shows the Lakers' home opener against Houston at 10:30 p.m.
ESPN has a doubleheader Friday with Celtics-Raptors at 8 p.m. followed by the Warriors facing the Jazz. The Wizards face the Raptors Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Baseball's postseason continues Friday when the National League returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Game 7, if necessary, will be Saturday at 9 p.m.
The Red Sox await the winner, with the World Series starting Tuesday at Fenway Park.
London games continue Sunday, with the Titans taking on the Chargers at 9:30 a.m. on CBS. The Patriots face the Bears at 1 p.m., with Redskins-Cowboys in the late afternoon slot. Fox carries the Panthers' contest with the Eagles at 1 p.m.
Hot starts by the Bengals and Chiefs moved their contest to Sunday night on NBC, with Giants-Falcons on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Boise State battles Colorado State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
TCU takes on Oklahoma on ABC Saturday at noon, then it's Penn State-Indiana at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Purdue hosts Ohio State.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox Saturday at noon before Colorado clashes with Washington. Oregon visits Washington State at 7:30 p.m.
Top-ranked Alabama takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Auburn-Mississippi, followed by Clemson's contest with North Carolina State. LSU meets Mississippi State at 7 p.m.
Iowa faces Maryland on ESPN2 at noon and Wake Forest takes on Florida State at 3:30 p.m. It's East Carolina against Central Florida at 7 p.m., with Arizona-UCLA in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 has Wisconsin against Illinois at noon, then Kansas tangles with Texas Tech.
Virginia visits Duke on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell battles Lafayette at noon on MASN.
NASCAR's second segment of the playoffs closes this weekend in Kansas, with the Monster Series going on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The green flag drops on the Xfinity Series Saturday at 2:55 p.m.
The Capitals host the Panthers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has the Wild against the Stars Friday at 8 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Manchester United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network before West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur. Everton battles Crystal Palace Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
In MLS action, Atlanta United takes on Chicago at 3 p.m. on ESPN followed by Minnesota against the Galaxy.
Wolfsburg takes on Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Hertha Berlin battles Freiburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Frosinone faces Empoli in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
In women's soccer, Virginia hosts Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has Skate America Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Stanford meets Oregon in women's volleyball Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inside the Warren spin room

Staffer: We've got to change the subject from your "Indian heritage."
Warren: How?
Staffer: We have to think of something. The Cherokees being mad at you looks bad.
Warren: How?
Staffer: It makes you look more untruthful than we say Trump is.
Warren: How?

Mob rule

Babylon Bee has an important message from the mafia - don't call us "mob."
"We demand respect," said Louie "the Duck" Catanzano, "so if you care about your input in politics, you’d better stop calling us the Mob, because otherwise you're going to get whacked. And then you'll be dead and won't have any choice in politics; you'll definitely be voting Democrat."

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Who wants to lose to Trump?

Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get a jump on the Democratic field for 2020.
Now she's in heap big trouble.
Soon after the Boston Globe story was posted, it became clear that the publication bungled the math. The DNA test showed that Warren was, at best, 1/64th Native American, but possibly 1/1,024th. Not only did this give plenty of fodder to Trump to continue mocking Warren and disregard her demand for $1 million, it soon became clear that the move was offensive to Native Americans, who see DNA tests as "useless" in determining tribal heritage ( according to Cherokee Nation) and an example of "settler-colonial definitions" reflecting "the privileges of whiteness" ( according to a native studies professor). 
Such statements are, in a sense, a double whammy. They chastised Warren, but also show her lack of knowledge about how sensitive the issue of DNA testing is within these communities. So, how in touch with her distant heritage can she really be?
Democrats are going to spend a lot of money and take a lot of time to figure that Trump is tough to beat.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Song for Elizabeth Warren

A cool song by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Will the Cherokee fighting spirit finish off Elizabeth Warren?

In trouble, and how

Elizabeth Warren released information showing she does have Indian DNA.
A small amount.
How small?
At most, 3%.
How do you claim to be Cherokee with that?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Doing what he said he would

Marc Thiessen lists the accomplishments of President Trump over his term so far.
When Trump says he will do something, you can take it to the bank. Yes, he takes liberties with the truth. But unlike his predecessor, he did not pass his signature legislative achievement on the basis of a lie ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") -- which is clearly worse than falsely bragging that your tax cut is the biggest ever.
The fact is, in his first two years, Trump has compiled a remarkable record of presidential promise-keeping. He'd probably say it's the best in history -- which may or may not end up being true. It's too soon to tell.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Flakier than Flake

Democrats thought they had a chance to take Jeff Flake's senate seat in Arizona.
Then people found what she's said about the state.
Wegmann wrote, "Sinema has also had trouble because of old videotape — from after she was elected to Congress — in which she gave speeches demonstrating contempt for Arizona and its residents. In one video, Sinema warned a group of liberal Texans to 'stop your state from becoming Arizona.' In another, she trashed Arizona as 'the meth lab of democracy' to get some laughs at a NetRoots Nation conference."
That's good reporting.

Weekend watchdog

In 1982, the Milwaukee Brewers represented the American League in the World Series.
In 2005, the Houston Astros represented the National League in the World Series.
This week, both will be playing to represent the other league in the 2018 World Series.
The Brewers host the Dodgers Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1, with Game 2 Saturday at 4 p.m. on Fox. Milwaukee moved to the National League in 1998 and reached this round just once - in 2011.
The Astros will attempt to defend their 2017 title while the Red Sox mark the 100th anniversary of their final championship of the 20th century. Game 1 from Fenway Park will be Saturday at 8 p.m., with the second contest at 7:30 p.m.
The Redskins battle the Panthers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS offers the Bengals and Steelers in the early game, with Ravens-Titans in the late afternoon slot. Some areas of Virginia will get the Cowboys' contest against Jacksonville.
The Chiefs visit the Patriots on NBC Sunday night, with 49ers-Packers on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Tulsa takes on South Florida at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Arizona-Utah.
Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh on NBC Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
It's Nebraska-Northwestern on ABC at noon, then Washington takes on Oregon and South Florida faces Memphis at 3:30 p.m. The game not seen over the air in your area will be on ESPN2. In primetime, it's Michigan-Wisconsin.
Second-ranked Georgia tangles with LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida facing Vanderbilt, then Texas tangles with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama meets Missouri at 7 p.m.
Indiana battles Iowa on ESPN2 at noon. Virginia's homecoming clash with Miami is at 7 p.m., with Hawaii-BYU as the nightcap at 10:15 p.m.
Minnesota meets Ohio State at noon on FoxSports1, followed by Purdue-Illinois and West Virginia's contest with Iowa State at 7 p.m. Colorado clashes with Southern Cal at 10:30 p.m.
On the ACC network, Duke visits Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m.
Louisville battles Boston College on NBC Sports Washington at 12:30 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school football with Good Counsel against St. John's of DC Friday at 7 p.m.
NBC carries NASCAR's trip to Talledega Sunday at 2 p.m. The truck series goes on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Capitals host Toronto Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Croatia takes on England in the Nations League on ESPN2 Friday at 2:30 p.m. Poland battles Italy Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Wizards' preseason continues with a contest against Guangzhou Long-Lions Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. LeBron and the Lakers take on the Warriors on ESPN2 Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Michigan State meets Ohio State in women's volleyball on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m. NBC Sports Washington has Pittsburgh against North Carolina State Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

We'll remember

The media wonders - can Republicans maintain the enthusiasm for the next four weeks?
Kurt Schlichter answers - of course.
The fact is that this whole disgusting Brett Kavanaugh grift has radicalized both Normals who usually avoid politics (thereby demonstrating their wisdom) and alleged conservatives who have been living in a fantasy world where our opponents were good faith friends who just disagree with us on some issues. TheCirque de Kavanaugh disgrace put an end to that comforting delusion.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

That glow in the mirror is the bridge you just burned

How will Brett Kavanaugh rule in the Supreme Court?
How will he respond to his treatment by liberals and conservatives during the confirmation hearings?
Now that more than 2,400 law professors have signed a letter saying Kavanaugh’s temperament disqualifies him from serving on the court, all but a handful of far-right law schools are going to be no-go zones for him for years. If he can’t even visit, he can’t be wooed.
At my own workplace, Harvard Law, where Kavanaugh taught very successfully for years, some students moved to exclude him from future teaching after the assault allegations emerged. He bowed out of this year’s class with the excuse that he could not commit to teaching. Now it is hard to picture when and if he could come back without controversy.
They burnt the bridge.
Now they have to live with it.

Undefeated teams watch

Kansas City posted a big win over Jacksonville to move to 5-0.
The Rams held off Seattle.
They are still on track for a battle of unbeatens in Mexico City in a few weeks.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Official song of Kavanaugh accusations

When liberals accuse Judge Kavanaugh, this video must go through their minds.

Baby we love fireworks

Legal Insurrection is getting ready for Saturday's vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.

Oh what a week

Washington Free Beacon tallies up the good news from President Trump's work this week.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Weekend watchdog

Three American League teams won over 100 games this season.
Only one can advance to the World Series.
The divisional playoffs continue Friday at 2 p.m. on TBS with the Astros taking on the Indians. It's Brewers- at 4:15 p.m. on FoxSports1, and the Red Sox tangle with the Yankees on TBS at 7 p.m. The Dodgers and Braves have their second game at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TBS has the second game in both American League series Saturday at 4:30 and 8:15 p.m.
The National League series move to Colorado and Atlanta Sunday, with Brewers against Rockies on MLB Network at 4:30 and the Braves meeting the Dodgers at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The division round continues through Thursday, if necessary.
The Ravens battle the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has Giants-Panthers at 1 p.m. followed by the Vikings' contest with the Eagles in the late afternoon slot.
It's the battle of Texas Sunday night on NBC with the Cowboys facing the Texans. The Redskins tangle with the Saints on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Georgia Tech takes on Louisville at 7 p.m. on ESPN, with Utah State-BYU on ESPN2 at 9 p.m.
Maryland meets Michigan on ABC Saturday at noon, then it's Miami-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Notre Dame visits Virginia Tech.
Florida faces LSU at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox has Texas-Oklahoma at noon, then Indiana meets Ohio State and Washington clashes with UCLA at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with top-ranked Alabama against Arkansas, then Clemson clashes with Wake Forest. Kentucky takes on Texas A&M at 7 p.m. and it's Utah-Stanford at 10:30 p.m.
West Virginia hosts Kansas on ESPN2 at noon, and there's more Big 12 action at 3:30 p.m. when Iowa State visits Oklahoma State. Auburn meets Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m.
Baylor battles Kansas State on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh plays Syracuse on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
Boston College faces North Carolina State Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Delaware-Richmond.
MASN has James Madison against Elon at noon.
After the Capitals split their opening two games, they rest for the weekend and NBC Sports Washington has out of area games - the Flyers visit Colorado Saturday at 9 p.m. and it's Maple Leafs-Blackhawks Sunday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR's round of 12 begins at Dover this weekend, with the Monster Series race Sunday at 2 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday at 1:05 a.m., after qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
D.C. United takes on Chicago in MLS action Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Brighton & Hove Albion meets West Ham United Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. It's Tottenham Hotspur against Cardiff City Saturday at 10 a.m. on NBC Sports network while NBC features Manchester United-Newcastle.
Fulham faces Arsenal Sunday at 6:55 a.m., then Chelsea clashes with Southampton and Liverpool takes on Manchester City at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim takes on Eintracht Frankfurt Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Texas Tech tangles with Oklahoma State in women's college soccer Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Sunday at 1 p.m., Texas faces West Virginia.
The NBA preseason continues on NBC Sports Washington with Heat-Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. ESPN has the Kings taking on the Warriors Friday at 10:30 p.m.
Miami meets North Carolina State in college volleyball on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Did you watch this weekend?

There were several good games on the NFL slate this week.
Three games went into overtime.
The Ravens ruled the Steelers in the second half.
The Chiefs stayed undefeated with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and a defensive stand in the final minute.
Did you watch?
Or does the anthem matter still stick in your craw?

Monday, October 1, 2018

Undefeated teams watch

Kansas City rallied to win their fourth straight, joining the Rams without a loss so far this season.
Can they both stay perfect until their meeting in Mexico in November?
Everybody, including the 1972 Miami Dolphins, will be watching.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stand with Kanye

Kanye West wore his MAGA hat on Saturday Night Live's season opener.
He didn't get much understanding.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Republicans read, too

Clay Travis has a new book out - Republicans buy sneakers, too.
So he spends this week's mailbag talking politics.
It's everything you need to know about the Kavanaugh situation.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Weekend watchdog

The United States Ryder Cup team will try to do something not done since 1993 this weekend - win on foreign soil.
The 2018 Ryder Cup starts Friday on Golf Channel from Le Golf National in Paris. NBC takes over coverage Saturday at 3 a.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m.
In the past 25 years, the United States team has only won three times on home soil against eight victories by the European squad.
Tiger Woods, fresh of the win at the Tour championship, is one of the captain's choices on the 12-man United States team. He last participated in the Ryder Cup in 2012, going 0-3-1.
The baseball regular season closes for the Orioles with a four-game set against the AL West champion Astros on MASN, including a doubleheader Saturday.
The Nationals take on the Rockies on MASN2 for the weekend.
ESPN has a pair of contests Friday, with Cardinals-Cubs at 2:20 p.m. and the Yankees meet the Red Sox at 7 p.m. Fox has either Yankees-Red Sox or Cardinals against Cubs Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Tigers take on the Brewers at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1.
All Sunday games start at 3:05 p.m., with TBS carrying Red Sox against Yankees.
CBS has the Bengals' contest with the Falcons at 1 p.m. followed by Saints-Giants. The Eagles take on the Titans on Fox at 1 p.m.
The Ravens meet the Steelers Sunday on NBC, and it's Chiefs-Broncos on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, Saskatchewan battles Montreal on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Tulane takes on Memphis at 8 p.m. on ESPN2, and FoxSports1 has UCLA-Colorado at 9 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Syracuse on ABC Saturday at noon and Baylor battles Oklahoma at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Ohio State travels to Penn State.
Georgia takes on Tennessee on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Northwestern on Fox at 4:30 p.m. before BYU faces Washington at 7:30 p.m.
NBC has the top 10 matchup between Stanford and Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
Virginia tangles with North Carolina State on the ACC network at 12:20 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Texas A&M facing Arkansas. Florida faces Mississippi State at 6 p.m. before LSU tangles with Mississippi at 9 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on West Virginia at noon on ESPN2 and Florida State visits Louisville at 3:30 p.m. It's Virginia Tech against Duke at 7 p.m. and Arizona hosts Southern Cal in the nightcap.
FoxSports1 offers Central Michigan-Michigan State at noon, then it's Texas-Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. Oregon clashes with California at 10:30 p.m.
Bowling Green battles Georgia Tech at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Rice-Wake Forest. NBC Sports Washington has James Madison-Richmond at 3 p.m.
Charlotte hosts NASCAR for the weekend, with the Monster Series on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Russian Grand Prix goes Sunday at 7:05 a.m. on ESPN2, after qualifying Saturday at 7:55 a.m.
The Capitals continue preseason play against Carolina Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and the Blues Sunday at 3 p.m.
West Ham United battles Manchester United on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester City against Brighton & Hove Albion. Chelsea clashes with Liverpool at 12:25 p.m.
The Red Bulls meet Atlanta United Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Sporting Kansas City hosts Real Salt Lake on FoxSports1 Sunday at 5 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin takes on Bayern Munich Friday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. Hoffenheim faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it's Eintracht Frankfurt-Hannover Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Southern Cal takes on Stanford in women's volleyball on ESPN2 at 11:30 p.m. Friday.
NBC Sports network has the Breeders Cup Challenge Series Saturday at 7 p.m.
In NBA preseason action, the Lakers tangle with the Nuggets on ESPN Sunday at 9:30 p.m. The women's World Cup championship will be on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m.