Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Boob czar plus 10

Ten years ago on New Year's Eve, my post about the Boob Czar earned an Instalanche.
It's a good post to conclude this decade of blogging.

Trump's Top Ten

Real Clear Politics lists 10 reasons why it was a good year for President Trump and the United States.
These 10 achievements build a foundation for our nation to flourish in the New Year. In addition, these accomplishments exhibit his leadership skills, in spite of a near-totally obstructionist House of Representatives and a consistently biased media establishment. Such accomplishments make the president the prohibitive favorite to win reelection over an unimpressive Democratic presidential stable of candidates. Looking bigger picture, the first three years of the Trump presidency have established the policy framework and upward momentum for a truly amazing decade ahead – the new Roaring Twenties.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Wet or dry

The News Leader runs a column worrying about climate change.
What's the problem with these two paragraphs?
Speaking of weather, talk to local farmers in the Valley. You may hear them remark that they’re seeing more extreme fluctuations. Some say you could always count on rain at least once a week; now, they’ve had to adapt to longer periods of drought by planting more drought tolerant crops such as Sudan grass to feed their cattle. And wider fluctuations in spring temperatures are forcing local fruit farmers to consider varieties that stay dormant longer before flowering.
- Now turn to those refreshing mountain streams in Shenandoah National Park. Park scientists have recorded warmer brook temperatures in recent years. One impact is stress on the native brook trout inhabiting park waters. Researchers in the park are also seeing wetter weather conditions. In 2018, the park registered a record 99 inches of rain compared to an annual average of only 56 inches.
Longer periods of drought and wetter weather conditions.
Which problem is man causing?
What's the solution to both?
It's like you're grabbing any weather problem and pushing it into the climate change scare.
And insulting those who don't follow your thinking and prescriptions.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Weekend watchdog

This weekend marks the start of the sixth College Football Playoff - but the first without Alabama.
For those desiring continuity, Clemson will be in the field for the fifth straight year.
The Tigers attempt to repeat as national champion when they meet Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. LSU, which handed Alabama its' first loss of the season, meets Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl at 4 p.m. in the other semifinal.
Saturday's winners advance to the National Championship Game Jan. 13 in New Orleans.
Alabama fans have to wait until New Year's Day to see their squad, in the Citrus Bowl from Orlando.
The post-Christmas bowl schedule continues Friday as North Carolina meets Temple in the Military Bowl at noon on ESPN, followed by Michigan State-Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl and the Texas Bowl matching Texas A&M and Oklahoma State at 6:45 p.m.
FoxSports1 has the Holiday Bowl between Southern Cal and Iowa at 8 p.m. and ESPN brings the Cheez-It Bowl at 10:15 p.m. with Air Force against Washington State.
Penn State meets Memphis in the Cotton Bowl Saturday at noon on ESPN and Notre Dame faces Iowa State from Orlando on ABC at noon.
The NFL regular season closes Sunday with the NFC West battle between Seattle and San Francisco on NBC at 8:20 p.m. The winner takes the division while the loser has a matchup on the road next weekend.
The Patriots tangle with the Dolphins at 1 p.m. on CBS while Fox carries Packers-Lions. The final playoff slots are on the line in the late afternoon, with Cowboys needing to beat the Redskins on Fox and hoping the Eagles fall to the Giants. On CBS, the top-seeded Ravens face the Steelers - who are battling the Titans and Raiders for the final wild-card playoffs.
The Mavericks take on the Lakers on ESPN Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Tennessee tangles with Wisconsin on CBS Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Louisville faces Kentucky at 3:45 p.m.
ESPN2 has Brown-Duke Saturday at 11:30 p.m. followed by New Orleans-Memphis.
Georgetown hosts American on FoxSports1 Saturday at noon and Marquette meets Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. It's Butler against Louisiana Monroe at 4 p.m. and Creighton clashes with Midland at 6 p.m.
West Virginia faces Ohio State at noon Sunday on FoxSports1 followed by Michigan against UMass-Lowell.
Virginia takes on Navy on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
It's VCU-Loyola of Maryland Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the women's court, Syracuse faces Louisville Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. FoxSports1 has Providence against Villanova Sunday at 4 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
NBC Sports network offers Avalanche-Wild Friday at 8 p.m.
Brighton & Hove Albion faces Bournemouth Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Everton battles Newcastle United at 9:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network. NBC offers Norwich-Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m.
Chelsea clashes with Arsenal Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network before Liverpool tangles with Wolverhampton.
South of the border, Monterrey meets America on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Agree with us or you're racist

Blue Virginia offers its reasons to support the proposed bill dealing with housing density.
But keeps circling back to a threat for opponents.
“More than that, its history is ugly. Single-family zoning in America originated to segregate types of buildings as a proxy for segregating people, mostly by race and income. We do not need words in our laws today that continue to enable patterns that echo that history.”
Do you oppose this proposal?
Your reasons don't matter.
Zoning is racist so you're racist.
Even among Democrats in Arlington County.
Sadly, it’s not just right wingers who are resistant to opening up housing markets to different, denser types of housing. See this article, for instance, about how deep-blue Arlington County – “expensive” and “dominated by single-family homes” – is already bracing for “blowback” simply from a “a forthcoming study of so-called “missing middle” housing, which refers to homes that fall between apartment-sized and single family-sized.” Because, the sad reality is, “opening land to denser construction [aka, ‘upzoning’]…has long been a third rail in suburban communities.”
Let's let Democrats change the minds of people in Arlington before trying the rest of the state.

Shot through the heart

Kurt Schlichter turns his attention to Virginia's Second Amendment sanctuary movement.
In any case, the Democrats have finally found a kind of sanctuary city they won’t goo goo over – one that protects the constitutional rights of American citizens instead of one that undermines and breaks the duly-enacted laws passed by the American people’s representatives for the benefit of foreigners who shouldn’t be here in the first place.
This kind of civil disobedience is absolutely justified in the face of manifestly unconstitutional threats to the Bill of Rights. The liberals think the Constitution is some sort of cafeteria, where they get to pick and chose the rights they will enforce – usually rights that aren’t even in the Constitution in the first place. But this only works if American citizens go along with it, and they are not going to.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Remembering the Christmas worker

Most businesses shut down today, but there's a few that open - like newspapers.
I had to man the sports desk on Christmas 1989.
A quiet night - I found Associated Press had sent a rundown of major events of the 80s and I filled the pages with that.
The front page featured news of the death of Billy Martin.
Such a major sports figure from those days.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Arguing around the Christmas tree

Gateway Pundit provides the talking points to boost President Trump among your relatives.
You can also remind them Santa has plenty of coal to give to the naughty.

Ghosts of Christmas Carnivals past

I contributed to Cathouse Chat's Carnival of Christmas in 2008 and 2009.
Unfortunately, those seem to have disappeared from the internet.
The one from 2007 still survives.
The links may disappear, but the spirit survives.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Such unhappy liberals

The turn of a decade gives the New Republic a chance to whine about how the last 10 years have gone.
The story of American politics over the past decade is that of a political party on the cusp of enduring power and world-historical social reform, and how these once imaginable outcomes were methodically squandered.
Such an uplifting post, watching liberals in agony.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The college bowl season ends Jan. 13 in New Orleans.
But it begins Friday in the Bahamas.
Charlotte and Buffalo start the bowl season Friday at 2 p.m. on ESPN with the Bahamas Bowl. The Frisco Bowl matches Utah State and Kent State Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
ABC has the Celebration Bowl between Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T Saturday at noon. Central Michigan clashes with San Diego State on ESPN at 2 p.m. in the New Mexico Bowl, and Liberty plays in its first bowl game against Georgia Southern at 2:30 p.m. on CBS Sports network.
Florida Atlantic faces SMU in the Boca Raton Bowl at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, followed by the Camelia Bowl between Florida International and Arkansas State on ESPN at 5:30 p.m.
The Las Vegas Bowl brings together Boise State and Washington on ABC at 7:30 p.m., with Appalachian State-UAB in the New Orleans Bowl on ESPN at 9 p.m.
Top-seed North Dakota State meets Montana State in the FCS semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN2.
NFL network has a tripleheader Saturday, starting with Texans-Bucs at 1 p.m. The Bills and Patriots battle at 4:30 p.m. and the Rams visit the 49ers at 8:30 p.m.
The Ravens face the Browns on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has the Redskins against the Giants at 1 p.m. before the Eagles and Cowboys clash for the NFC East lead.
Kansas City gears up for the playoffs against the Bears Sunday on NBC, with Packers-Vikings on ESPN Monday night.
The Mavericks meet the 76ers Friday at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.
The Wizards tangle with the Raptors Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit the 76ers Saturday at 7 p.m.
North Dakota State takes on Marquette Friday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Fox has Kansas-Villanova Saturday at noon and Texas against Providence at 2 p.m.
North Carolina battles UCLA on CBS Saturday at 3 p.m. followed by Ohio State-Kentucky.
Notre Dame faces Indiana on ESPN Saturday at noon.
Samford takes on Georgetown at noon Saturday on FoxSports1 and it's Utah State-Florida at 2:30 p.m. in the Orange Bowl Classic. LSU clashes with Southern Cal at 9 p.m.
It's VCU-Wichita State Saturday at noon on ESPN2. Minnesota meets Oklahoma State at 5:30 p.m. and Arizona tangles with St. John's at 10 p.m.
ESPN2 has TCU-Xavier Sunday at 5 p.m and Ball State meets Washington at 9:30 p.m.
Prairie View A&M visits Seton Hall Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. On the women's court, Stanford takes on Texas Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
The Capitals visit the Devils Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus and host the Lightning Saturday at 7 p.m.
ESPN has the women's volleyball final Saturday at 8 p.m.
Everton tangles with Arsenal on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Norwich City takes on Wolverhampton at 9:55 a.m. Manchester City meets Leicester City on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester United faces Watford at 8:55 a.m. Sunday on NBC Sports network followed by Tottenham Hotspur-Chelsea.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Wolfsburg Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Dusseldorf meets Union Berlin Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Paderborn-Eintracht at noon.
Atalanta tangles with AC Milan in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m.
FoxSports1 offers college wrestling between Nebraska and Oregon State Friday at 7 p.m.
There's snowboarding on NBC Sports network Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m., along with freestyle skiing Saturday at 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Supreme idiocy

Powerline joins Mark Levin in trying to figure out what Democrats are thinking on impeachment.
Could it be the Supreme Court?
While the fact that President Trump is being impeached won’t prevent him from appointing, or the Senate from confirming, a new justice, should there be a vacancy in the next eleven months, I think Levin is right to think that the Democrats are planning the ultimate Donnybrook if there is another vacancy. The idea that an impeached president shouldn’t be allowed to exercise his constitutional authority to appoint a Supreme Court justice is silly on its face, but that view would be trumpeted by pretty much every news outlet in America if the occasion arises.
In that event, the Democrats’ most realistic hope is that their campaign might persuade a handful of squishy Republican Senators to tell the White House that, in view of impeachment and all, President Trump must appoint a moderate, or they will join with the Democrats to block his choice. Would that happen? I doubt it, but the Democrats place an immense importance on the Supreme Court, and even the slim chance that impeachment could be used to frustrate the nomination of a real conservative could go a long way toward explaining why they are willing to embarrass themselves with a futile impeachment drive.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Christmas present

In the House Wednesday, Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard voted present on both articles of impeachment.
Do Democrats remember John F. Kennedy's book "Profiles in Courage?"
One of the profiles highlighted a senator who didn't vote to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.
You don't get to be a profile in courage by going along with the herd.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Welcome back to the 80s

What movies are you looking forward to seeing next summer?
Most lists include

  • Ghostbusters
  • Top Gun
  • Bill and Ted

All from the 80s originally.
And then today, The Far Side website debuts.
It's morning in America.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Still waiting to lock her up

Jim Geraghty lists the multiple questionable actions by the Clinton Foundation over the years.
And you want Republicans to be excited over a phone call about aid to Ukraine?
The Clintons could have funded that out of petty cash.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Can labor shut up Democrats?

The Democrats have a debate planned for next week in California.
But their second site is having labor troubles.
And none of the seven candidates will cross a picket line.
Can Democrats find a venue that's not having a labor issue?
Or will we miss hearing their latest wisdom?

Saturday Christmas song

A hopeful Christmas song from Suzy Bogguss and Chet Atkins.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Weekend watchdog

It's been three years since Navy beat Army and also claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
The Midshipmen look to take care of that Saturday.
The college football regular season concludes with the traditional clash between the service academies. CBS has coverage at 3 p.m.
Navy enters the contest at 9-2, with a victory over the Air Force Academy. Army won the Commander-in-Chief's trophy the past two years, but stands at 5-7 after losing to Hawaii Thanksgiving weekend.
ESPN has the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday at 8 p.m.
In the Football Championship Series, James Madison hosts Northern Iowa Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Montana meets Weber State at 10 p.m. Top-seed North Dakota State hosts Illinois State Saturday at noon on ESPN.
CBS in Fishersville should get the Broncos against the Chiefs Sunday at 1 p.m., with most of Virginia seeing the Titans against Texans and the D.C. area catching Vikings' contest with the Chargers.
The Redskins tangle with the Eagles on Fox at 1 p.m. with the Cowboys and Rams in the late afternoon slot.
The NFL moved Bills-Steelers into the Sunday night slot on NBC. ESPN has the Colts' contest with the Saints.
The Lakers battle the Heat Friday at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Clippers against Timberwolves.
The Wizards face the Grizzlies on NBC Sports Washington-plus Saturday at 8 p.m.
Creighton clashes with Texas-Rio Grande Valley Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
CBS offers Oregon's meeting with Michigan Saturday at noon.
It's Syracuse-Georgetown on Fox Saturday at 1 p.m.
Memphis meets Tennessee Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN followed by Georgia Tech-Kentucky.
ESPN2 has five games Saturday, starting at noon with Michigan State against Oakland. Delaware tangles with Villanova at 2 p.m. before Saint Louis faces Auburn. It's Oklahoma-Wichita State at 6 p.m. and the nightcap features Arizona and Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Southern's contest with Butler Saturday at noon, followed by Illinois-Chicago against DePaul.
The College of Charleston visits Richmond on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5 p.m.
TCU takes on Lamar on ESPN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State meets Houston Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and South Carolina clashes with Clemson on ESPN2 at 5 p.m.
VCU hosts Missouri State Sunday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
On the women's court, Louisville meets Kentucky on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m. Texas Tech tangles with Houston Baptist Sunday at 1 p.m. on MASN2.
The Capitals visit the Lightning Saturday at 7 p.m on NBC Sports Washington.
The United States women meet Canada Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, Notre Dame tangles with Penn State Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Liverpool takes on Watford Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. Chelsea clashes with Bournemouth at 9:55 a.m. and NBC offers West Ham-Southampton at 12:30 p.m.
It's Wolverhampton facing Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 8:55 a.m. and Arsenal meets Manchester City at 11:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Werder Bremen Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Wolfsburg meets M'gladbach Sunday at 9:30 a.m. then it's Schalke against Eintracht.
Fiorentina faces Inter Milan in Serie A on ESPN2 Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network has freestyle skiing Friday at 1:30 p.m. and snowboarding Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

How best to stop impeachment

There's various theories about how Senate Republicans should deal with impeachment.
Do they try to bring Hunter Biden in to show the true corruption?
Or just shut it down the moment the House sends it over?
Scott Adams agrees with the simple plan.
Adams argued that “the public can’t follow it all” when it comes to the intricate details of this impeachment charade, and that it would be wise for Republicans to keep their message as short and sweet as possible.
“If the Republicans can come forward with 1 or 2 sentences to dismiss the charges of impeachment, that is the only thing the news has to talk about on your side,” Adams said.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Keep on fighting

The November elections were supposed to bring Virginia Democrats the power they've craved for years.
Then the sanctuary county movement spread.
Now Democrats are backing off - slightly.
The people need to keep the pressure up.

Monday, December 9, 2019

FISA - Fake Intelligence Simply Awful

Everyone has a take on the IG report, but the one that matters belongs to Attorney General William Barr.
The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Never Trump not working

Jonah Goldberg remains a member of the "Never Trump" club in good standing, but he sees failure in the impeachment push.
Democrats are hampered by the fact that many of them have been banging the impeachment drums since the day Trump was elected. Their belief that they’ve finally got him dead to rights doesn’t absolve them of the responsibility of going through all of the motions to prove their good faith, even if that might be unpopular or mess up their political timetable. Their process isn’t a “hoax” or “show trial,” but reasonable people can be forgiven for feeling like the Democrats are trying to railroad a guilty man.

No minds changed

Andrew McCarthy ends his latest column with a simple thought experiment - have any minds been changed over the last two months.
If you believe the president should be ousted because of Ukraine, you probably thought he should be ousted before we heard about Ukraine — you may now feel more confirmed in that conviction, but you were pretty confirmed already. On the other hand, if you’re convinced that Trump is Trump, for good and ill; that Democrats have never come to terms with the election of a tempestuous, norm-resistant president who is unpredictable but leans right (or at least Republican) on major policy matters; and that Ukraine is just the latest case of Trump being the Trump we knew he was when the public elected him, you probably didn’t want him impeached before and don’t want him impeached now.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Saturday Christmas song

Gotta have my pops at Christmas time.

Recycling update

I made a long awaited trip to recycling center this morning, getting 35 cents per pound for aluminum cans.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Climategate carol

While Greta and her environmentalist friends gather in Spain, American families are turning on their Christmas lights to celebrate the season.
Greta and her friends cry.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

So much power over so many people

Red State loves the thread by Carpe Donktum on a hypothetical Trump tweet.
No need to follow another - you know the scripts.
The reason I love satire so much is that it really makes you sit back and reflect on reality. When you pull back on the whole situation regarding how we react to anything Trump does, it does look really silly. I’m not trying to sound hyperbolic when I say this, but I’m pretty sure no one man has ever had so much power over so many people. No emperor has ever had the reach that Trump does, and no amount of people have ever had this much access to the words of a leader.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Don't waste your time when they can't find a crime

Fred Barnes finds Democrats lack something in their impeachment drive - a crime.
A special blow to Democrats was Hurd’s point about the lack of evidence of bribery by Trump. The notion that the president sought to bribe Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden by threatening to cut off aid — that’s the centerpiece of the Democratic case. Bribery is cited by name in the Constitution as an impeachable offense.
But it’s unclear if Trump’s asking for a favor from the Ukrainian leader while holding back aid reflected an actual crime. An impeachable offense doesn’t have to be a crime. But the articles of impeachment against both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton included crimes. If Trump’s prime offense is not connected to a crime, that would likely become a significant political issue when (or if) the full House votes and sends the case to the Senate. And Trump’s allies would harp on the question, “Where’s the crime?”

Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble

The Atlantic tries to understand President Trump and his supporters.
After statistically controlling for a range of other factors, Gabriel found that American television viewers who established parasocial bonds with Trump as the host of The Apprentice were disproportionately likely to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election, even if they were Democrats. They were also more likely than others to report that they believed Trump’s promises to bring back factory jobs to the United States, build a wall on the Mexican border, and defeat America’s enemies in the Middle East. If it were not for The Apprentice, Gabriel argued, there would be no President Trump.
Maybe they haven't heard of Mac Davis' song from the 70s.
They're doing the best that they can.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Think before you legislate

With Democrats claiming majorities in both the Virginia House and Senate, people are preparing for the gun control measures they will pass.
Many Republican-led areas are voting to become sanctuary areas for the Second Amendments.
Liberals are aghast.
There's no laws yet.
And the proposals won't do what you fear they will.
But those leading the sanctuary counties are doing a "shot across the bow."
When Democrats head to Richmond, the message will be out - your proposals will be fought.
Just because you have the majority doesn't mean you'll get your way.
Any gun control proposals must have elements that Republicans can support - in reality, not a poll-tested possibility that doesn't exist.
We'll see if Democrats listen to this message.

Rules for a better internet

Scott Adams has two good ideas to calm the internet - 48-hour rule for comments and forgiveness for actions over 20 years old.
It used to be the case that people’s thoughtless remarks and embarrassing gaffes would naturally fade into obscurity, but social media has created a situation where it’s easy to endlessly dredge up a person’s worst moments.
“We’re not the same people that we were 20 years ago,” Adams says. “We’ve learned a bunch, our context has changed. If you’re doing all the right stuff, you’re getting smarter and kinder and wiser as you’re getting older. So being blamed for something you did 20 years ago is effectively being blamed for something a stranger did, because you’re just not that person anymore.”

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Rocky Horror Picture show

Liberals dislike the picture of President Trump's head on Rocky Balboa's body.
Hong Kong protesters like it.

Which group should you be part of?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Virginia has never won a Coastal Division title since the ACC added divisions in 2005.
Virginia has not beaten Virginia Tech since 2002 - when this year's senior class was still in kindergarten.
Friday in Charlottesville, the Cavaliers hope to end both streaks when the Hokies come to town. ABC has coverage at noon.
The team both enter the contest with 8-3 records overall and 5-2 in the conference. The winner will advance to play Clemson in next week's ACC championship and claims bragging rights for another year.
The college football weekend begins Thursday with the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Texas takes on Texas Tech on Fox Friday at noon, followed by the Apple Bowl between Washington and Washington State at 4 p.m.
Arkansas battles Missouri on CBS at 2:30 p.m.
Cincinnati clashes with Memphis on ABC at 3:30 p.m.
ESPN offers TCU against West Virginia at 4:15 p.m. followed by South Florida-Central Florida.
It's the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
NBC Sports network has the Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State at 5 p.m.
Michigan meets Ohio State at noon on Fox, with Notre Dame-Stanford at 4 p.m. There's mayhem at 8 p.m. with Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.
Georgia takes on Georgia Tech on ABC at noon before Wisconsin meets Minnesota. Action heads west at 7:30 p.m. with Colorado's contest with Utah.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina hosting Clemson. Baylor battles Kansas at 3:30 p.m. before top-ranked LSU faces Texas A&M. It's Arizona-Arizona State in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Indiana faces Purdue on ESPN2 at noon. It's Duke against Miami at 3:30 p.m., followed by Navy-Houston at 7 p.m. and Fresno State facing San Jose State at 10:30 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Illinois against Northwestern at noon and Maryland meeting Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. Kansas State takes on Iowa State at 7 p.m. with California-UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Wake Forest meets Syracuse at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Boston College faces Pittsburgh on the ACC network at 3:30 p.m. and North Carolina tangles with North Carolina State at 7 p.m.
The NFL has its Thanksgiving tripleheader Thursday, starting at 12:30 p.m. when the Lions host the Bears on Fox. It's the 80th Thanksgiving Day contest for the Lions.
CBS has the Bills' visit to Dallas at 4:30 p.m., and NBC covers the Falcons taking on the Saints at 8:30 p.m.
The Ravens battle the 49ers on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. CBS has the Redskins taking on the Panthers at 1 p.m. followed by Raiders-Chiefs.
The Patriots and Texans meet on NBC Sunday night, while playoff contenders Minnesota and Seattle battling on ESPN Monday.
The Wizards tangle with the Clippers Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college court, ESPN has the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis Thursday. North Carolina meets Michigan at 1:30 p.m. followed by Oregon-Gonzaga.
ESPN2 has six contests Thanksgiving Day, starting at 11 a.m. with Maryland against Temple. Texas A&M takes on Harvard at 1:30 p.m. and Memphis meets North Carolina State at 4 p.m. It's Davidson-Marquette at 6:30 p.m., Seton Hall facing Southern Mississippi at 9 p.m. and Pepperdine's contest with Arizona at 11 p.m.
The Las Vegas Invitational offers Iowa-Texas Tech on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m. and Creighton's clash with San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
There's the championship of the Battle 4 Atlantis on ESPN Friday at 2 p.m., after the third-place game at 11:30 a.m.
ESPN2 has more tournament action Friday. There's play from the Orlando Invitational at 11:30 and 4:30 p.m., with action from Wooden Legacy at 2 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The NIT tip-off tournament hits the court at 7 p.m., with the championship matching Mississippi and Oklahoma State at 9:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets DePaul on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m. Friday, and there's two more games from the Las Vegas Invitational at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Boston College visits Richmond Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN has the championship of the Orlando Invitational Sunday at 1 p.m. and final contest in the Wooden Legacy at 9 p.m.
There's a contest from the Wooden Legacy on ESPN2 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and two more from Orlando at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech meets Bethune-Cookman Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
FoxSports1 has Villanova-LaSalle Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The Rangers and Bruins battle on NBC Friday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has the Capitals' contest with the Lightning Friday at 5 p.m. and visit to Detroit Saturday at 7 p.m.
Newcastle United takes on Manchester City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Tottenham Hotspur-Bournemouth. Watford and Southampton battle on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Norwich City goes against Arsenal on NBC Sports network Sunday at 8:55 a.m. before Manchester United faces Aston Villa.
In the Bundesliga, M'gladbach meets Frelburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 followed by Werder Bremen against Wolfsburg.
Formula One has it's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday at 8:05 a.m. on ESPN2.

Finding sanctuary

From On High reports from Bland County, one of many Virginia jurisdictions stating their intention to become sanctuary areas for gun control laws coming from the new Democratic majority in Richmond.
Those in attendance - including our sheriff, most of his deputies, and our county administrator - were almost unanimous in their support for the resolution that passed. One woman in the back of the room wanted to know where the petition was for those who opposed the measure, but other than that one lone voice of opposition, the overwhelming majority there supported the Constitution, their homes and their loved ones.

Monday, November 25, 2019

The real climate

Walter Williams compiles data from many years to show the climate isn't warming as the alarmists say it is.
Hot weather is often claimed to be a result of man-made climate change. Heller presents data showing the number of days in Waverly, Ohio, above 90 degrees. In 1895, there were 73 days above 90 degrees. In 1936, there were 82 days above 90 degrees. Since the 1930s, there has been a downward trend in the number of days above 90 degrees. If climatologists hide data from earlier years and started at 1955, they show an increase in the number of above 90-degree days from eight or nine to 30 or 40. Thus, to deceive us into thinking the climate is getting hotter, environmentalists have selected a starting date that fits their agenda.

As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

Continuing the Thanksgiving tradition with the WKRP Turkey Drop.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Either way, Trump wins

Scott Adams has observed that Donald Trump puts himself in positions where he can win either way.
Impeachment is like that.
In the last week, he's said he would testify to Congress and he welcomes impeachment.
What do Democrats do?
They had to assume Trump would not want to be impeached, so they could safely impeach him.
Now he says, go ahead and impeach.
So if they vote to impeach Trump, they are actually doing his bidding.
Whatever they decide, he wins.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Saturday song

As we gear up for the holidays, remember our family members who make us smile.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The San Francisco 49ers' surprising start has given the NFL a problem - how to get them better national TV coverage.
Originally, Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers served as back-up game to main late afternoon matchup on Fox - Patriots against Cowboys.
With San Francisco leading the NFC West and Green Bay the NFC North, the NFL's flex scheduling planners went into action and moved it into the NBC prime time slot. The Eagles and Seahawks, originally scheduled Sunday night and also a contest of potential playoff teams - got bumped to 1 p.m.
CBS carries the Saints against the Panthers Sunday at 1 p.m., with Lions-Redskins as the early game on Fox.
ESPN closes Week 11 with the Ravens against the Rams Monday at 8:15 p.m.
North of the border, Hamilton and Winnipeg meet for the Grey Cup Sunday at 6:30 p.m on ESPN2.
The college football weekend continues as Colorado State clashes with Wyoming Friday at 9:30 p.m.
Virginia has a non-conference tilt with Liberty Saturday on NBC Sports Washington-plus at noon.
Ohio State and Penn State battle for the Big Ten East title at noon on Fox. Wisconsin takes on Purdue at 4 p.m. and Oklahoma tangles with TCU at 8 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Boston College on NBC Sports network at 2:30 p.m.
Texas A&M tangles with Georgia on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota meets Northwestern at noon on ABC, followed by UCLA-USC. In primetime, Oregon faces Arizona State.
 ESPN starts its day at noon with Western Carolina-Alabama. Michigan meets Indiana at 3:30 p.m. and top-ranked LSU tangles with Arkansas at 7 p.m. There's Washington's contest with Colorado at 10 p.m.
Oklahoma State visits West Virginia on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh. Cincinnati clashes with Temple at 7 p.m. and Nevada goes against Fresno State at 10:30 p.m.
It's Michigan State-Rutgers on FoxSports1 at noon. Baylor battles Texas at 3:30 p.m. and Texas Tech takes on Kansas State at 7 p.m. It's Utah-Arizona in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
The ACC network has Syracuse against Louisville at 4 p.m. before Duke takes on Wake Forest at 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette faces Lehigh on MASN Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with Kansas against Iowa State on MASN at noon.
The Spurs meet the 76ers on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m. with Rockets-Clippers in the nightcap.
The Wizards take on the Hornets Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
On the college court, there's games from Charleston and Myrtle Beach on ESPN2 Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. The 2K Sports Classic championship will be at 7:30 p.m. after the third-place game at 5 p.m.
It's McNeese State against Richmond Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Morehead State meets Butler on FoxSports1 Friday at 7 p.m. and Creighton clashes with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo at 9 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast faces VCU Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
ESPN has the Hall of Fame tip-off Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Myrtle Beach Invitational championship at 5 p.m. and Charleston Classic championship at 5 p.m.
It's Creighton-North Florida on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m.
MASN offers Texas Tech against LIU-Brooklyn Sunday at 2 p.m. On the women's court, Connecticut clashes with Ohio State on ESPN Sunday at 3 p.m.
Vancouver visits the Capitals Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Islanders meet the Sharks Saturday at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
 West Ham United faces Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Arsenal-Southampton. It's Manchester City against Chelsea on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester United meets Sheffield United Sunday at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Dusseldorf battles Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. It's Hertha Berlin against Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. before Mainz 05 meets Hoffenheim at noon.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Vegans? They're impossible

Burger King makes a big deal about it's Impossible Whopper, made without meat.
But cooked in a kitchen where meat is cooked.
Not good enough for some vegans.
The meatless patties touch areas where other burgers have cooked.
I guess they have a beef.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Stefanik for the defense

Elise Stefanik's tough questioning during the impeachment inquiry earns the praise of Legal Insurrection.
She cross-examines witnesses the way cross-examination should be done: A tightly controlled examination that does not allow the witness to vary from prior testimony or to deny the obvious.
Armed with the transcript of prior closed-door testimony, Stefanik frames her question so that if the witness varies from prior testimony, Stefanik can reel them back in. She shows that she has papers with her that she is reading from for her precise questions. It’s a signal to the witness that she’s prepared, so don’t mess with her.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Staff meeting

Babylon Bee is cooking again.
In prophetic retaliation, the Chick-fil-A manager threw down his rod, which became a larger serpent, devouring the other two while gagging--a common reaction to eating anything from Popeyes. Arms spread to the awed patrons, the Chick-fil-A manager proclaimed, “Let not your hearts be hardened like unto how tough Popeyes chicken is. For what is that stuff they slather onto their tenders, old Rice Krispies or something?”
“Well at least I’m open on Sundays,” said the dejected Popeyes employee, gathering his trick-staffs from the ground. Reciprocating with a smug, “So is Hell,” Chick-fil-A's prophet retrieved his rod, changed it into a microphone, and dropped it.

Stand up for Stefanik

Powerline encourages its readers to help Rep. Elise Stefanik.
Rep. Stefanik is in a competitive race for reelection and soliciting support to carry on the fight in Congress. Her tweet below has a link to her page for campaign contributions. It is also accessible here. She is soliciting contributions in amounts as small as $5. I just donated $100 to support her campaign. Please consider extending her your financial support as well at this time.
We'll be seeing more of her as the impeachment show goes on.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday song

Ray Parker and his Raydio crew have the anthem for Trump supporters as impeachment hearings start - you can't change that.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Weekend watchdog

For years, the NASCAR season has ended at Miami Homestead. This weekend closes that era.
NBC has the Monster Series finale Sunday at 3 p.m., with the final four of Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. The quartet has combined to win 21 of the 35 races this season.
Phoenix takes over as the year's final race in 2020. Last weekend, Hamlin took the checkered flag there to advance to this week's Final Four. The driver among the four who finishes this race with the most points will be crowned series champion for 2019.
The Xfinity Series concludes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, with the final Truck Series race on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
In a battle of division leaders, the Ravens host the Texans on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. before the Patriots tangle with the Eagles. Fox has Jets-Redskins at 1 p.m.
NBC has Bears-Rams Sunday night and the Chiefs take on the Chargers on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Fresno State faces San Diego State at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia Tech visits Georgia Tech on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame takes on Navy at 2:30 p.m on NBC.
There's an SEC doubleheader on CBS, with Florida facing Missouri at noon before Auburn tangles with Georgia.
Penn State hosts Indiana on ABC at noon, followed by Clemson's contest with Wake Forest. Baylor battles Oklahoma in primetime.
Michigan meets Michigan State on Fox at noon and there's a Big Ten west matchup between Iowa and Minnesota at 4 p.m. It's UCLA-Utah at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Alabama-Mississippi State. West Virginia visits Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. and LSU meets Mississippi at 7 p.m. Oregon hosts Arizona in the nightcap at 10:30 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on TCU at noon on ESPN2, with Memphis against Houston at 3:30 p.m. Colorado State clashes with Air Force at 7 p.m. and Boise State battles New Mexico at 10:15 p.m.
Kansas clashes with Oklahoma State on FoxSports1 at noon. It's Texas-Iowa State at 3:30 p.m. then it's out west for Arizona State against Oregon State at 7:30 p.m. and California's contest with USC at 11 p.m.
Duke hosts Syracuse on ACC network at 4 p.m. and Louisville meets North Carolina State at 7:30 p.m.
It's Richmond-James Madison on MASN at 3:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan hosts Winnipeg in the CFL Western Conference final Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
It's Wizards-Timberwolves on NBC Sports Washington-plus Friday at 8 p.m. The Wizards and Magic tangle on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Jazz visit the Grizzlies on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m., with Celtics and Warriors meeting in the nightcap.
On the college court, Missouri State meets Xavier on MASN2 Friday at 7 p.m. while Alabama visits Rhode Island on NBC Sports network at 7:30 p.m.
MASN2 has Cornell's contest with DePaul Saturday at 1 p.m. and Richmond meets James Madison at 7 p.m. on MASN.
 VCU takes on Jacksonville State Sunday at noon on MASN with Richmond against Cal State-Northridge at 4 p.m.
Marquette meets Wisconsin on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1 p.m. and. Georgia State faces Georgetown at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN has Florida's contest with Connecticut Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals clash with the Canadiens Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington before heading to Boston Saturday at 7 p.m.
Formula One has its Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday at 12:05 p.m. on ESPN2.
Iceland tangles with Turkey in European qualifiers Thursday at 11:50 a.m. on ESPN2.
The United States takes on Canada in the Nations Cup Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Either Louisville City or Real Monarchs SLC will claim the USL championship on ESPN2 Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
There's European Champions Cup rugby on NBC Sports network Sunday at 10 a.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The more, the merrier

For weeks, fringe Democratic candidates have been dropping out of the race for the 2020 nomination.
This week brings new faces to the contest.
When all is said and done, this is mostly about Joe Biden’s troubles in the race, as well as elite heartburn about the potential for Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Sen. Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dealing with death

You learn about the deaths of high school classmates and their parents from various places.
Rarely for a blog post based on a New Yorker article as Michael Chabon tells of keeping vigil over his dying father.
Focusing on their bonds over Star Trek, and how he remembers his father.
In the days and months that followed, I tried to find ways to mourn my father. I said Kaddish. I talked about him to my own children. I posted boyhood photos of him to Instagram. But mostly I wrote episodes of “Star Trek: Picard,” through and over which mortality and loss played like musical themes. The truth, I’ve sometimes had the nerve to tell someone who knows how much, in spite of everything, I loved my father, was that I had been grieving his loss since I was twelve years old; it was definitely easier the second time around. When I miss him, I find comfort—just as I did forty-four years ago, when he first left me behind—in his perfect, constant, undiminished presence in my imagination; his voice in my head, anytime I want it; his opinions, his jokes, his enthusiasms and vanities and lies. But sometimes, still, I wake up in the middle of the night, trapped in the broken elevator of insomnia, haunted by the cruelty of mercy and its logic, and by the pleading of the devil in the dark.
At our high school, we did the musical "The Pajama Game" our senior year.
The play's director lost her husband a few days before our performance.
On opening night, she brought a hat that her husband loved to wear. She gave it to Chabon to wear for his character in the show.
It was almost 40 years ago, but the memory came flooding back upon reading his article.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Undefeated team watch

Late Monday, the final NFL team suffered its first loss of the 2019 season.
The 49ers went down.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins celebrated, just like they have for many years.

Monday, November 11, 2019

You light up my life

Babylon Bee hits another home run - with news about the Greta Thunberg mural in San Francisco.
“We want the mural to really make a positive impact in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson told sources. “Greta’s pouty glare is certain to generate guilt and shame in many motorists, but that didn’t seem like enough. By adding the lasers, we can begin taking out the worst offenders in their Hummers and Land Rovers.”

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Baltimore's Heisman house

It's rare for an NFL team to have more than one Heisman trophy winner on their roster.
The Baltimore Ravens have three.
And all three were in the backfield for a play Sunday.
Griffin said he had been patiently waiting for the play to be called.
“We’ve been asking for weeks and weeks,” Griffin said. “All of us are pretty dangerous with the ball in our hands. It worked out.”
The razzle-dazzle was part of the Ravens’ third touchdown drive, and it was another example of the creativity being featured in each week’s game plan.

It's a joke, son

Politico finally figures out Trump and his supporters.
They get the joke.
For Trump and his defenders, a little gentle self-mocking does more than just warm up a room. It can neutralize his opponents’ attacks. And it can let Trump off the hook even when he probably isn’t joking, as when Marco Rubio argued last month that Trump was only kidding when he declared that China should investigate Hunter Biden.
But it’s most powerful when it makes his supporters feel that they’re in on Trump’s jokes in a way the establishment isn’t. In a sense, this effect is an extension of the 2016 campaign formulation, likely coined by GOP strategist Brad Todd and popularized by Peter Thiel, that Trump’s supporters “take him seriously, but not literally.”

Saturday, November 9, 2019

When the wall came tumbling down

This weekend marks 30 years since the East German people broke through the Berlin Wall.
The dominos fell in place for the side of freedom.
The specter that haunted America’s containment policy during the Cold War was the “domino theory”—the idea that one nation after another would succumb to Communist aggression or revolution. In 1989 the domino theory came true in reverse—nearly the entire Communist world fell almost in the blink of an eye.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Weekend watchdog

LSU and Alabama meet Saturday, and could meet again - in the college playoffs.
CBS has coverage Saturday at 3:30 p.m. of the battle between the top two teams in the nation.
The winner has the inside shot for the SEC West title and berth in the SEC championship on Dec. 7. If the loser wins the rest of its contests, they would be among the top contenders for one of the four berths in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 28.
President Trump plans to join the attendees for Saturday's game.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Central Florida tangles with Tulsa at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and Washington goes against Oregon State on FoxSports1 at 10:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts Georgia Tech Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
Penn State travels to Minnesota on ABC at noon, followed by Arizona State-Southern Cal. In primetime, Clemson clashes with North Carolina State.
Maryland meets Ohio State on Fox at noon and there's a top 20 battle between Iowa and Wisconsin at 4 p.m. Iowa State takes on Oklahoma at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Florida facing Vanderbilt. Texas tangles with Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. and Missouri meets Georgia at 7 p.m. In the nightcap, Wyoming travels to Boise State.
It's West Virginia-Texas Tech at noon on ESPN2 and Miami meets Louisville at 3:30 p.m. Appalachian State goes against South Carolina at 7 p.m. with Nevada-San Diego State at 10:30 p.m.
Baylor battles TCU on FoxSports1 at noon and Illinois goes against Michigan State at 3:30 p.m.
Florida State faces Boston College on the ACC network at noon and Virginia Tech hosts Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. It's Notre Dame-Duke at 7:30 p.m.
MASN has James Madison's contest with New Hampshire at 3:30 p.m.
The Ravens visit the Bengals on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. The Saints host the Falcons on Fox at 1 p.m., with areas of northern and eastern Virginia getting Jets-Giants. The Panthers visit the Packers in the late afternoon slot.
The Vikings tangle with the Cowboys on NBC Sunday night, with Seahawks-49ers on ESPN Monday at 8:15 p.m.
It's the CFL conference semifinals Sunday on ESPN2, with Edmonton against Montreal at 1 p.m. followed by Calgary-Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m.
NASCAR's playoff field of eight gets whittled down the final four at Phoenix Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC, with the Truck Series on FoxSports1 Friday at 8:30 p.m.
It's Capitals-Golden Knights on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Flyers visit the Bruins on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 7 p.m.
On the college ice, Ohio State meets Notre Dame on NBC Sports network Friday at 8 p.m.
The Wizards host the Cavaliers on ESPN and NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7:15 p.m.
There's college basketball on ESPN Friday with Washington meeting Baylor at 9:30 p.m. in the Armed Forces Classic in Alaska. ESPN2 has Arizona State against Colorado from China at 10:30 p.m.
North Texas visits VCU Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN while Siena faces Xavier on MASN2 at 7 p.m.
Georgetown hosts Central Arkansas on MASN2 Saturday at noon and it's Stony Brook-Seton Hall at 2:30 p.m. New Jersey Tech tangles with Providence at 4:30 p.m. before New Orleans meets Butler at 7 p.m.
 NBC Sports network has Iona-LaSalle Saturday at 4 p.m.
Texas plays Purdue on FoxSports1 Saturday at 7 p.m. and Maryland meets Rhode Island at 9 p.m.
Florida State faces Florida on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
Louisville hosts Youngstown State on NBC Sports Washington Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by Detroit Mercy-North Carolina State.
On the women's hardcourt, Maryland meets South Carolina at 3 p.m. Sunday on ESPN.
Seattle and Toronto battle for the MLS Cup Sunday at 3 p.m. on ABC.
The United States' mens team faces Costa Rica Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Chelsea clashes with Crystal Palace on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7:25 a.m., then Tottenham Hotspur meets Sheffield United. NBC has Arsenal against Leicester City at 12:30 p.m.
It's Manchester United taking on Brighton and Hove Albion Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and Liverpool-Manchester City at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin faces Leipzig Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leverhusen battles Wolfsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
FoxSports1 has the finals of the Big 12 women's soccer tournament Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with the Big East finale at 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Who's the whistleblower?

Someone at Gateway Pundit is very dedicated.
Or likes punishment.
They found the name of the whistleblower on page 236 of the House testimony.
That's a lot of pages to read for the find.
Think they just did a "search and find?"
Then they are smart, too.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Who's next to drop?

Legal Insurrection looks at the wobbling Democratic contenders to see who will be the next to fall.
There's plenty of reasons it will be Kamala Harris.
Many of her dilemmas are self-creations. Harris undermined her national introduction with costly flubs on health care, feeding a critique that she lacks a strong ideological core and plays to opinion polls and the desires of rich donors. She was vague or noncommittal on question after question from voters at campaign stops. She leaned on verbal crutches instead of hammering her main points in high-profile TV moments. The deliberate, evidence-intensive way she arrives at decisions—one of her potential strengths in a matchup with Trump—often made her look wobbly and unprepared.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Undefeated team watch

The Ravens handed the Patriots their first loss Sunday, leaving just one undefeated team in 2019 - San Francisco.
The 49ers will enjoy being the only unbeaten for at least the next seven days - before they meet Seattle on Monday night on ESPN.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Workout with Willie

Willie Brown got calls last week in San Francisco.
Some friends in areas under blackout asked to workout at his building.
Not really.
After about the third call I started asking, “Do your really want to work out?”
“No, but I could really use a place to shower before going to work,” was the usual reply.

Who's going to buy when the rich have to sell?

Powerline exposes the logical problem behind Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax - if the rich have to send six percent of their money to the IRS every year, where do they get liquid funds?
If they try to sell stocks, someone must buy.
If they sell property, someone must buy.
If they sell artwork or physical assests, someone must buy.
Where do those people get the money?
Warren thinks it can be done.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Saturday song

I went to YouTube to shop around for a song to post. Here's Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Weekend watchdog

The New England Patriots cruised through the first half of the 2019 season - but things get tougher as they enter November.
The Patriots visit Baltimore for NBC Sunday Night football this week, with kickoff at 8:20 p.m.
Baltimore leads the AFC North with a 5-2 record going into the contest. The teams battled in a pair of AFC championship games earlier in the decade, with both teams advancing once to the big game.
The Patriots face NFC East leaders Philadelphia and Dallas later in the month. If they survive those contests, Houston and Kansas City await in early December.
NFL network has the Texans' contest with the Jaguars in London Sunday at 9:30 a.m. It's Cowboys-Giants on ESPN Monday night.
The Colts meet the Steelers Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS and the Packers visit the Chargers in the late afternoon slot. The Redskins visit Buffalo on Fox at 1 p.m.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Navy visits Connecticut at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
Virginia Tech travels to Notre Dame Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
Florida faces Georgia in their traditional battle in Jacksonsville at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Maryland meets Michigan on ABC at noon, followed by Miami-Florida State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Memphis hosts SMU.
Nebraska tangles with Purdue on Fox at noon, then Utah visits Washington at 4 p.m. Southern Cal meets Oregon at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with North Carolina State's contest with Wake Forest. TCU takes on Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. and Auburn hosts Mississippi at 7 p.m.
Central Florida clashes with Houston at noon on ESPN2 and it's Tulane-Tulsa at 4 p.m. In the nightcap, BYU meets Utah State at 10 p.m.
State pride is on the line when Kansas State meets Kansas on FoxSports1 at 3:30 p.m. Indiana faces Northwestern at 7 p.m.
The ACC network has Boston College-Syracuse at noon and Clemson against Wofford at 4 p.m. Virginia and North Carolina battle for the division lead at 7:30 p.m.
Richmond hosts Stony Brook on NBC Sports Washington at 4 p.m.
England battles South Africa for the championship of the World Rugby Cup Saturday at 5 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR visits Texas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sports network Sunday at 3 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Timberwolves take on the Wizards Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Nets host the Rockets on ESPN Friday at 7:15 p.m. and it's Lakers-Mavericks at 9:35 p.m.
NBC has the Breeders Cup Saturday at 8 p.m., after early races on NBC Sports network Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals battle the Sabres on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and face the Flames Sunday at 7 p.m.
Bournemouth tangles with Manchester United Saturday at 8:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Manchester City-Southampton and Watford's contest with Chelsea.
Crystal Palace clashes with Leicester City Sunday at 8:55 a.m. and Everton faces Tottenham Hotspur at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Eintracht Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on FoxSports1 and Union Berlin meets Hertha Berlin at 1:30 p.m. Dusseldorf faces Koln Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
ESPN2 has the New York City Marathon Sunday at 9 a.m.
In women's college volleyball, Michigan meets Illinois Friday at 8:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. It's Minnesota against Purdue on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Blowing whistle on whistleblower

The whistleblower behind the impeachment rush is a Democrat from the Obama White House.
Are we surprised?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lost in the transition

Democrats love Medicare for All.
How do they get there?
That's the problem.
And it’s possible that Medicare for All would cover health care for more people at a lower total cost than we spend now, meaning the average cost per person would go down. The problem is transitioning from what we have now to whatever Medicare for all would be. And it’s a giant problem, like crossing the Mississippi River without a bridge or a boat. The other side might look great but you’ll die before you get there.
Drowning in red ink.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Thrill on the Hill

There's one less Hill on Capitol Hill - California Democrat Katie Hill
Although NBC News doesn't get to the bare facts.
NBC buys Hill’s claim that she is a victim, without even mentioning the fact that she and her husband entered into a three-way relationship with the much younger campaign staffer. Nor is there any mention of Hill’s heavy drinking, irresponsible behavior while drunk, the photo of her with a bong, and so on.

Undefeated teams watch

The Patriots and 49ers posted easy wins in their games Sunday.
November beckons.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Facebook quote of the week

Realized I was reading Bon Appetit’s November issue, with its high-end recipes and gorgeous Thanksgiving photos while snacking on Crunchy Cheetos. No regrets, just a strange dichotomy.

Saturday song

The Vogues are happy with the new commercial featuring their song. Just turn around and look.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Weekend watchdog

During years of futility, Washington baseball was known as "First in War, First in Peace and Last in the American League."
The 2019 Washington Nationals have ended the futility, bringing the World Series to the capital for the first time since 1933 - as National League champion.
They will face another city that switched leagues, as the Houston Astros represent the American League after being born the Houston Colt 45s in the National League expansion of 1962.
The Nationals pulled out a 5-4 victory Tuesday to open the series, then blew open a close game in the seventh inning Wednesday en route to a 12-3 win.
Fox has coverage of Game 3 Friday at 8 p.m., with Game 4 Saturday at 8 p.m. There will be a Game 5 Sunday night if Houston can win a game at Nationals Park.
If necessary, the series returns to Houston Tuesday and Wednesday.
Fox has Eagles-Bills Sunday at 1 p.m. The Cardinals take on the Saints on CBS at 1 p.m. before the Browns battle the Patriots in the late afternoon slot.
The Packers tangle with the Chiefs Sunday night on NBC, with Dolphins-Steelers on ESPN Monday night.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Colorado clashes with Southern Cal on ESPN at 9 p.m.
The ACC network has Virginia's contest with Louisville Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Boston College against Clemson at 7:30 p.m.
CBS has Auburn's contest with LSU at 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State battles Wisconsin on Fox at noon, followed by TCU-Texas at 3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma visits Kansas State at noon on ABC and it's Penn State against Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. In primetime, Michigan hosts Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon as Miami meets Pittsburgh.and Minnesota has a matchup with Maryland at 3:30 p.m. Top-ranked Alabama hosts Arkansas at 7 p.m. and Washington State visits Oregon at 10:30 p.m.
Iowa takes on Northwestern on ESPN2 at noon and Florida State faces Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. Central Florida meets Temple at 7 p.m. with Air Force tangling with Utah State at 10:15 p.m.
Iowa State clashes with Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and it's Texas Tech-Kansas at 7 p.m. California's contest with Utah closes the night at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers Duke-North Carolina at 4 p.m.
Towson takes on James Madison on MASN at 3:30 p.m.
Martinsville hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series going Sunday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Truck Series goes Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Wizards tangle with the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington before meeting the Spurs Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
The Pelicans - without injured Zion Williamson - host Dallas at 8:15 p.m. Friday on ESPN with Jazz-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Capitals face Vancouver Friday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington-plus.
The National Women's Soccer League has its final Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
NBC Sports Washington covers the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday at 7 a.m.
Miami meets Georgia Tech in women's college volleyball Sunday at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Boston College-North Carolina.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Field of losers

There's lots of Democrats running for the honor of losing to Donald Trump next November.
Democrats did this to themselves by going coastal. They produce senators who know Washington like the back of their hand but know little about the country they would lead.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hey you guys

Air Canada ought to use Rita Moreno to greet guests at the gate in the future.

Undefeated teams watch

The NFL's two undefeated teams were also unscored upon this week.
The 49ers and Patriots continue to roll.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue to watch.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Asset management

Matt Taibbi skewers Hillary Clinton for seeing Russian assets everywhere.
Everyone is foreign scum these days. Democrats spent three years trying to prove Donald Trump is a Russian pawn. Mitch McConnell is “Moscow Mitch.” Third party candidates are a Russian plot. The Bernie Sanders movement is not just a wasteland of racist and misogynist “Bros,” but — according to intelligence agencies and mainstream pundits alike — the beneficiary of an ambitious Russian plot to “stoke the divide” within the Democratic Party. The Joe Rogan independents attracted to the mild antiwar message of Tulsi Gabbard are likewise traitors and dupes for the Kremlin.
If you’re keeping score, that’s pretty much the whole spectrum of American political thought, excepting MSNBC Democrats. What a coincidence!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saturday song

With ghosts coming for Halloween, you might need the Ghostbusters.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Penn State fans have had lots to be happy about this season.
Saturday, the primetime cameras of ABC return to Happy Valley for the Nittany Lions' contest with Michigan.
Penn State already has a primetime ABC victory over Buffalo at home, and won last Saturday against Iowa under the road lights.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Syracuse hosts Pittsburgh on ESPN at 7 p.m. and Ohio State visits Northwestern at 8:30 p.m. on the Big Ten network.
The ACC network starts Saturday with Georgia Tech against Miami, then Virginia hosts Duke at 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest faces Florida State at 7:30 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Louisville at noon on ABC, followed by Oregon-Washington.
LSU meets Mississippi State on CBS at 3:30 p.m.
West Virginia visits Oklahoma on Fox at noon and Baylor battles Oklahoma State at 4 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon as Florida faces South Carolina. Kentucky takes on Georgia at 6 p.m. and top-ranked Alabama meets Tennessee at 9 p.m.
It's Purdue-Iowa on ESPN2 at noon and Temple travels to SMU at 3:30 p.m. Memphis meets Tulane at 7 p.m. before BYU-Boise State closes the night at 10:15 p.m.
Texas Tech tangles with Iowa State at noon on FoxSports1.
NBCSports Washington has a pair of ACC contests, with North Carolina State-Boston College at noon followed by Virginia Tech hosting North Carolina at 3:30 p.m.
TCU takes on Kansas State on MASN at 2:30 p.m.
The Raiders take on the Packers on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox offers Redskins-49ers at 1 p.m. followed by the Ravens' trip to Seattle.
NBC has the Eagles and Cowboys Sunday night, with Patriots-Jets on ESPN Monday night.
Wednesday's rainout pushed the American League Championship Series back a day. There's Game 5 Friday at 7 p.m. on FoxSports1. If necessary, the series returns to Houston Saturday and Sunday on FoxSports1. The winner advances to the World Series against Washington starting Tuesday night.
The Capitals host the Rangers Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit Chicago Sunday at 7 p.m.
It's the quaterfinals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan this weekend. England takes on Australia at 3 a.m. Saturday on NBC Sports network and Wales faces France Sunday at 6 a.m.
Philadelphia faces the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m. and it's Minnesota against the Galaxy on ESPN at 8:30 p.m.
NASCAR heads to Kansas, with the Monster Series on NBC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC.
Everton faces West Ham United Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Tottenham Hotspur against Watford at 9:55 a.m. NBC offers Crystal Palace's clash with Manchester City at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester United meets Liverpool Sunday at 11:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Augsburg faces Bayern Munich Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. It's Koln against Paderborn Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
It's the semifinals of the women's soccer league Sunday on ESPN2, with North Carolina against the Reign at 1:30 p.m. before Chicago clashes with Portland.
The NBA preseason continues for the Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. when they visit the 76ers on NBC Sports Washington-plus. 
TNT has the Knicks taking on the Pelicans Friday at 8 p.m.
Michigan State meets Penn State in women's volleyball Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
There's motocross racing from Las Vegas Saturday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

That other Washington monument

The Washington Nationals making the World Series brings up stories of past Washington baseball glory - the few times that happened.
One of the baseball Washington ball players was Joe Judge.
His talent on the field speaks for itself, but something that makes Joe Judge really special to Washington is the fact that he really embraced the city and adopted it as his home. Originally from New York, he was one of the few Nationals/Senators that stayed in the area after the end of each season. A 1927 article in the Washington Post lists Judge, Bucky Harris, Walter Johnson, Sam Rice and Ossie Bluege as the only players that would winter in D.C. following the baseball season.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Never surrender

With the 20th anniversary of "Galaxy Quest" looming, a documentary tells the tale.
This documentary explains why, despite an initially disappointing turnout at the box office, "Quest" has become one of the most beloved sci-fi movies of all time. It was even dubbed "the best 'Star Trek' movie" by Wheaton in the documentary, despite being, well, not a "Star Trek" movie.

Raptor Nation for Hong Kong

Some Toronto Raptors fans plan to give away t-shirts showing support for Hong Kong at the team's October 22 game.
A great way to begin the defense of their NBA title.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Understanding Democrats

Stephen Green's drunkblog provides a perfect picture of the Democrats.
Whenever Trump is the subject, it's like that Twilight Zone episode where the woman is constantly told how ugly and disfigured she is, but in reality all her tormentors were.

Dunking on Lebron

Lebron James spoke out on the NBA controversy about China.
People in Hong Kong burned his jersey in response.
Lebron's worried about getting money from China.
There's more money to be made in free China than the current model.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Bouncing back stronger

What do you get when Twitter suspends Carpe Donktum's account?
Lots of bad publicity.
Carpe Donktum restored.
Twitter goes from looking bad to looking terrible.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Undefeated teams watch

The New England Patriots are undefeated through six weeks.
Not unexpected.
The San Francisco 49ers are 5-0 after beating the Rams in Los Angeles.
Very unexpected.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

OG - behind the story

Althouse likes SNL's version of Oscar the Grouch's origin story.
"Sesame Street" has always been a falsely sunny fantasy version of New York City, so what's really there if you remove the sunshine filter. Who are these creatures?

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Virginia has a win over Florida State this season.
The Cavaliers look for a Florida ACC sweep Friday when they take on Miami. ESPN has coverage at 8 p.m.
Virginia opened the season with four straight wins - two in conference - before falling at Notre Dame. After last week's bye, they continue their quest for a Coastal Division title.
Miami dropped its first two conference matchups - to North Carolina and then Virginia Tech last Saturday.
The college football weekend continues later Friday as Colorado clashes with Oregon on FoxSports at 10 p.m.
Virginia Tech takes on Rhode Island Saturday at 4 p.m. on ACC network, followed by Louisville-Wake Forest.
Top-ranked Alabama visits Texas A&M Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.
Fox carries the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma at noon.
It's Notre Dame-Southern Cal on NBC at 7:30 p.m.
Michigan meets Illinois on ABC at noon, followed by Clemson against Florida State. Penn State travels to Iowa in primetime.
ESPN starts its day at noon with South Carolina-Georgia. West Virginia hosts Iowa State at 4 p.m. and LSU faces Florida at 8 p.m.
Temple takes on Memphis on ESPN2 at noon and Houston clashes with Cincinnati at 3:30 p.m. Mississippi meets Missouri at 7 p.m. before Hawaii-Boise State at 10:15 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has Georgia Tech against Duke at 12:30 p.m.
The Panthers and Bucs play in London Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on NFL network.
There's a battle of winless teams on Fox Sunday at 1 p.m. as the Redskins visit the Dolphins. CBS has the Ravens against Bengals at 1 p.m. followed by Cowboys-Jets.
The Steelers visit the Chargers on NBC Sunday night, with Lions-Packers on ESPN Monday.
It's the Cardinals and Nationals in the National League Championship Series starting Friday at 8 p.m. on TBS. Game 2 will be Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Yankees and Astros tangle Saturday at 8 p.m. on Fox and Sunday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports for Game 2.
NASCAR goes back to Talladega this weekend, with the Monster Series on NBC Sunday at 2 p.m. The Truck Series goes on FoxSports1 Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Petit Le Mans Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Stars Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
There's college ice hockey between Air Force and Notre Dame Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
FoxSports1 has men's soccer between the United States against Cuba Friday at 7 p.m. It's Iceland-France on ESPN2 Friday at 2:30 p.m. and Wales clashing with Croatia Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Wizards' preseason continues with a contest against the Knicks Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Bucks come to town Sunday at 6 p.m.
New Zealand tangles with Italy in the Rugby World Cup Saturday at 12:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network. It's Ireland-Samoa at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, and the United States takes on Tonga Sunday at 12:30 a.m. Host Japan meets Scotland Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
ESPN2 has women's college volleyball Sunday, with Michigan-Nebraska at 2 p.m. followed by UCLA's contest with Colorado.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Inspiration for Plankton

Kids love Spongebob Squarepants.
They have for 20 years.
Former Virginia basketball coach Pete Gillen loved Spongebob.
A professor found a reason to dislike Spongebob.
The professor probably roots for Plankton to steal the Crabby Pattie formula as well.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Futility on parade

After five weeks of NFL play, there are four teams without a win.
Sunday, viewers in the Fishersville area will get a chance to watch all four.
The Redskins and Dolphins play on Fox at 1 p.m., while the winless Bengals visit the Ravens on CBS.
Then on CBS in the late afternoon slot, it's the winless Jets against the Cowboys.
It will be a nice day to be outdoors - away from the TV.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bull in a China shop

You didn't see the NHL trying to be nice to China for some money.
Nor the NFL or MLB.
The NBA took the lead down the wrong road.

Undefeated teams watch

We're down to two undefeated teams after Week 5 - the Patriots and 49ers.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins continue watching.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Rockets' red glare

China wants to dunk on the NBA and Houston Rockets because a staff member supported Hong Kong's protesters against the government.
The NBA is struggling to rebound.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

If you build it, jobs will come

There's vocal opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia.
But what about in West Virginia, where the gas resides - waiting for a way to market. And there's people ready to work the project.
Randolph County Commission President Mark Scott stated that he appreciates the commitment to continuing the project and added that “it’s something that needs to be done.”
“This state was swimming in gas, and there was no way to get it out. Having a way to get it out to the consumers that need it is vital,” said Scott.
What about crossing the Appalachian Trail?
“The National Forest Service has the right to approve utilities, power lines, water lines and sewer lines, but it doesn’t specifically say pipelines.”
“Historically, there have been 62 pipelines that already cross the Appalachian Trail, but ours was taken up to the Forest Circuit, which said that the National Forest Service didn’t have the authority to approve a pipeline — even though 62 have already been installed underneath the Appalachian Trial.”
“That is being taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “We’re very optimistic that that will be a ruling in our favor so we can continue construction of the project.”

Friday, October 4, 2019

Weekend watchdog

TBS was the Braves' place on the dial for years.
They return to the station for the 2019 postseason.
Atlanta takes on the Cardinals Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. The second series continues in Los Angeles at 9:37 p.m., with the Dodgers hosting wild-card winner Washington.
The American League gets going Friday with the Astros meeting wild-card winner Tampa Bay at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1. MLB network has the Yankees at Twins at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has second games in the American League Division Series Saturday - the Twins against the Yankees at 5 p.m. and Astros-Rays at 9 p.m.
The National League action moves to St. Louis and Washington Sunday for Game 3.
All best-of-five series continue through the week.
The Patriots take on the Redskins on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox has Vikings-Giants at 1 p.m. followed by the Packers against the Cowboys in the late afternoon slot.
It's Colts-Chiefs on NBC Sunday night, and the Browns face the 49ers Monday night on ESPN.
The college football weekend continues Friday as Cincinnati clashes with Central Florida at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
CBS has a top-10 SEC contest Saturday, with Auburn facing Florida at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame battles Bowling Green at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
Oklahoma clashes with Kansas on ABC at noon, followed by Texas-West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. The primetime matchup brings together Ohio State and Michigan State.
Michigan meets Iowa on Fox at noon before Northwestern visits Nebraska at 4 p.m. It's California against Oregon at 8 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Purdue-Penn State. Virginia Tech tries to bounce back against Miami at 3:30 p.m. and Tennessee takes on Georgia at 7 p.m. Washington-Stanford closes out the day at 10:30 p.m.
TCU tangles with Iowa State on ESPN2 at noon and Baylor battles Kansas State at 3:30 p.m. San Diego State clashes with Colorado State at 10 p.m.
Oklahoma State takes on Texas Tech at noon on FoxSports1.
The ACC network has North Carolina-Georgia Tech at 4 p.m. and Pittsburgh plays Duke at 8 p.m.
It's Boston College-Louisville at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
North of the border, ESPN2 has Edmonton against Hamilton Friday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals visit the Islanders Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and open the home season against Carolina Saturday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR visits the Monster Mile this weekend, with the Monster Series Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Xfinity Series goes Saturday at 3 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ABC has Game 3 of the WNBA Finals Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with Connecticut hosting Washington.
The United States' men's soccer team tangles with South Korea Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
Portland meets San Jose on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur takes on Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network. West Ham clashes with Crystal Palace on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
Chelsea faces Southampton Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Newcastle United-Manchester United.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Hoffenheim Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Wolfsburg meets Union Berlin Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
It's Fiorentina against Udinese in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
Italy battles South Africa in the World Cup of Rugby Friday at 5:30 a.m. on NBC Sports network.  It's Australia-Uruguay Saturday at 1 a.m. New Zealand takes on Namibia Sunday at 12:30 a.m. before France tangles with Tonga at 3:30 a.m.
NBC Sports Washington has women's volleyball between Duke and Syracuse Sunday at 1 p.m. Stanford faces Oregon Friday at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
Major League Lacrosse crowns its champion Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.