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.