Thursday, May 31, 2018

Don't be a bad Bee

Time to nail Samantha Bee for what she said.
Because everybody nailed Roseanne Barr for what she said the day before.
We might care about liberals being offended if they weren't so offensive all of the time.

He keeps on rocking it

Rod Dreher loved this article about Steve Miller and a young Texas man he befriended - and taught about life.
Five decades after Steve Miller released his first LP, he still practices singing on his bus, extends sound checks to the point of exhaustion, and pulls all-nighters to overdub thirty-second guitar parts. Steve’s mentorship taught me something that I didn’t want to learn: it isn’t a quality that you’re given but a question of how much you’re willing to give. Whether you want to make high art or big-money chocolate cake, you have to be monomaniacally committed to getting there. You won’t create music that’s effortless or individual without giving your effort or yourself completely to it. And by that definition, Steve has it, and I clearly never did.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tears of a clown

Hopefully you've seen Ben Rhodes in the new HBO documentary covering Election Night 2016.
Makes Trump's win more enjoyable.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Welcome, European Union visitors

Blogger has asked its users to update their blogs about changes in laws in the European Union.
I give an important piece of information.
Google and Facebook have more money than I do.

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Times make sense? That's impossible

Powerline examines the impossible weekend exchange on whether a summit on June 12 is impossible.
I’ve long suspected that liberal journalists can’t read very well. It turns out they can’t hear, either. The audio recording shows that Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah didn’t say a June 12 meeting would be impossible. In fact, he didn’t say anything remotely resembling that claim.

I got the power

I attended a Strongman competition Saturday in West Virginia, and they needed volunteers to help with the event.
I'm not strong like the competitors, including the four who pushed this truck 10 seconds into the report.
But you can see me lift my arms (I'm in blue shirt with white hat) and the truck stops (thanks to the driver).
Isn't that impressive power?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Back again

Someone new sang the song Jim Nabors sang for many years until his finale in 2014.

Nice to find his performance.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wave the wave goodbye

Democrats keep thinking 2018 will be their year.
The numbers from Reuters tell another story.
Generic ballot polling isn’t so much an electoral predictor, as a mood measure. And the mood in the country is moving in favor of optimism, as reflected in two Gallup surveys released in the last few days.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Gang that can't get their stories straight

Andrew McCarthy goes back to the beginning - trying to unravel when the Obama team started spying on the Trump team.
See, it has always been suspicious that the anonymous current and former government officials who leak classified information to their media friends have been unable to coordinate their spin on the start of “Crossfire Hurricane” — the name the FBI eventually gave its Trump-Russia investigation.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

If they are innocent..

You've seen the memes.
President Trump should have no problem talking with Robert Mueller and his investigators - if he's innocent.
His complaints show his guilt, they think.
Now President Trump will ask for an investigation if the Obama administration used sources to infiltrate the Trump campaign in 2016.
There should be no complaints.
If they are innocent.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Facebook quote of the week

That moment when your daughter says "and that's what you're going to wear?" Lol. Umm, it's Mothers day. Sweat pants and a nap sounds heavenly.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hiring spies for 2020 campaign

So we're finding out the FBI put an informant into the Trump campaign.
Former Director of Intelligence James Clapper thinks it's not a bad thing.
So will Democrats approve if the Trump team suggests the FBI place informant in the campaigns of Democrats in 2020?
You never know what those Russians will do.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Guess who broke the law

Andrew McCarthy got his chance to read the New York Times' story on the investigation so far.
Powerline enjoys his insights.
At the height of the 2016 presidential race, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign. They used foreign-intelligence surveillance and informants.
That’s your crossfire hurricane.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Don't trust the probe

Investigations about Trump and Russia have been going on for over a year.
Why don't Trump supporters feel threatened?
Look at how this article starts out.
Under John Brennan, the CIA operated as an opposition research outfit for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
It's all a partisan hit job.
More reason to support Trump.
Instead of the swamp.

Monday, May 14, 2018

A new favorite soccer team

A team in the Israeli Premier League has decided to add "Trump" to its name.
How do you soccer fans feel about this?
It's a kick in the head for you.
For the team, it's a GOOOOOOOOOOOALLL.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The gang's all here

David Hess made his major league debut Saturday.
He had plenty of help in the stands.
The who's-who of his guest list, from parents and siblings to cousins and grandparents, teammates to team moms, and how they made it to Baltimore this weekend could chart a path of Hess' entire baseball life. The influence he had on all of them along the way meant they were happy to drop everything and meet Saturday at Camden Yards for him.
It turned out wrangling most of the clan was easier for the circumstances — Hess' wife, Devin, is graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in social work Sunday, and much of her family was planning to be in Morgantown to celebrate that. That included Hess' mother, Charlotte. Those plans changed late Thursday night.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

No kidding around

Via Althouse, words of wisdom from a writer that Michael Chabon's four kids are glad he ignored.
Once they're written, my books, unlike my children, hold no wonder for me; no mystery resides in them. Unlike my children, my books are cruelly unforgiving of my weaknesses, failings, and flaws of character. Most of all, my books, unlike my children, do not love me back. Anyway, if, 100 years hence, those books lie moldering and forgotten, I'll never know. That's the problem, in the end, with putting all your chips on posterity: You never stick around long enough to enjoy it.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

About that blue wave

Ace highlights the latest CNN poll, showing Republicans catching up with Democrats going into November 2018.
Democrats had had a 15 point advantage in enthusiasm -- 51% of Democrats said in the last poll that they were "very enthusiastic" to vote, to 36% of Republicans. That edge has now declined to 6%-- 50% to 44%.
Video of CNN making this sad announcement at the link.
Guy Benson wrote yesterday that the GOP had some good news in Tuesday's primaries apart from nominating electable candidates -- GOP turnout was up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Why listen to them?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a great answer to criticism by the Obama team over the Iran deal.
“I think based on each of those individuals’ lack of success in this entire process of foreign affairs, they would probably be the last three people that we would look to for advice and counsel on whether we have made the right decision.”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

McCain wishes he destroyed Republican party

The media have headlined this story differently - blaming Sarah Palin - but it appears John McCain doesn't regret picking her as his vice presidential nominee.
He wishes he had the guts to pick Joe Lieberman instead.
Lieberman, who was the Democratic nominee for vice president eight years prior.
You may not like Palin, but her brand of candidates now fill the House, Senate and White House.
There might not be a Republican party today if McCain had picked Lieberman to join his ticket.

Get a gun - because you never know

Kurt Schlichter advises a major reason to have a gun - based on his experiences during the L.A. Riots of 1992.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Have a nice trip. See you next fall

Via Instapundit, a grandfather in Ohio who tripped a fleeing suspect to help police end their chase safely.
He says he turned around to see a man with his hand in his waistband running towards him, and officers were lagging behind.
The quick-thinking grandfather then made the brave decision to trip the 18-year-old up, in a bid to help police detain him.
Police confirmed a Glock 9MM pistol containing 29 rounds of bullets was recovered from the scene.

Spending for tomorrow

Opponents of the tax cuts complain that it's tilted toward top earners.
Just a little going to the average man.
But what are the top companies doing with the extra money?
Spending on the future.
 Among the 130 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported results in this earnings season, capital spending increased by 39 percent, the fastest rate in seven years, data compiled by UBS AG show. Meanwhile, returns to shareholders are growing at a much slower pace, with net buybacks rising 16 percent. Dividends saw an 11 percent boost.
Just what the tax cut is supposed to do - grow the future.
Not the government.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Get that weak junk out of here

Robert Mueller went to court Friday.
The judge wasn't impressed.
On Friday morning, a federal judge accused Mueller’s team of weaponizing its prosecutorial authority in an effort to take down Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III suggested the special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is “about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment. President Trump’s prosecution or impeachment—that’s what you’re really after.”
Good job, your honor.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Who to follow

PJ Media lists the top conservative names on Twitter.
Find your favorites and follow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cryin' Wolf

I watched a few seconds of the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday.
I thought Michelle Wolf had a whiny, annoying voice.
That was the least of her problems.