Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Go ahead, try to impeach Trump

Does President Trump want Democrats to try (and fail) to impeach him?
The more they talk impeachment, the less they talk about real governing.
It would also prevent Democrats from achieving any of their agenda, leaving them nothing but a pointless impeachment fight for their two years in the House majority.
Plus, it makes for better tweets.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Bold and bumbling

Andy Schmookler wants Democrats to be more bold.
They already are.
Bernie is being bold by wanting prisoners to vote.
AOC is being bold by wanting a 70% tax rate.
Elizabeth Warren is being bold by wanting forgiveness of college debts.
The problem isn't being too timid.
It's being too bold on things many people don't want.
Especially when combining their ideas across the board.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Grab and go

If Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination, he should pick Virginia's Justin Fairfax as his vice president.
Grab and go.

God bless DaTech Guy

Via Instapundit, the bottom line on last week's Kate Smith news.
The dirty little secret is both by law and by culture race isn’t much of an issue these days and hasn’t been for a while, but when you make your living on fighting “racism” if you can’t find the real thing you have to create it to keep the donor dollars rolling in and if you’re very lucky you might create a backlash that will keep you and yours in funds for decades.

Saturday song

A rain song for a sunny Saturday, thanks to Ronnie Milsap.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Putting old Washington out to pasture

Don Surber takes down Peggy Noonan's take on the Washington scene - the establishment not liking Trump's takeover.
President Donald John Trump does not curry DC's favor. He does not need them. He is a garish playboy billionaire who saved Manhattan only to be resented by Manhattan's elitists who look down on his Outer Borough ways.
He is saving the country and the people who will in the long term benefit most — the elitists — are spitting angry.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This idea will bomb

This week's new Democratic idea - let everyone vote, including the Boston Marathon bombers.
Bernie Sanders started the thought, and it spread.
In this crowded primary field, even allegedly moderate Democrats can’t say “no” to every extreme idea for fear of being cast from the group. The same night as Sanders’ CNN town hall, another presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, was asked the same question: “People who are convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote?” asked Don Lemon.
“I think we should have that conversation,” Harris responded.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

What did Dukakis throw at the TV?

CNN hosts several Democratic candidates Monday, and the thought of letting current prisoners vote crept into the conversation.
Bernie Sanders said sure, I'd let criminals vote - even the Boston marathon bombers.
Mike Dukakis had to be throwing things at his TV.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Weak Steele

The Other McCain watches the New York Times finally admit the Steele dossier wasn't very solid.
Why did the New York Times wait this long to admit that the Steele dossier was a tainted source? Because to have examined this subject earlier would have undermined Team Clinton’s narrative, which was the underlying pretext of the Mueller investigation. Now that Trump has officially been cleared of “collusion,” it is OK for the media to admit the Steele dossier was a pile of garbage, because it has already served its purpose, i.e., to damage Trump by justifying the investigation.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday song

The title of this song is what Democrats should be singing to President Trump.

Friday, April 19, 2019

It is trial balloon

Staffer: We need to shake up this presidential nomination race.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Maybe talk impeachment.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Just tell everyone "Orange Man Bad.
Warren: How?
Staffer: Let's call it a trial balloon.

Weekend watchdog

The weather is getting warmer.
Time for travel.
Outdoor activities.
TV sports are still part of the spring and summer, but it's time for hiatus for this blog until the NFL preseason gets going August 1.
The Orioles and Nationals will fill the evening schedule on MASN most nights.
ESPN has the Sunday night window, and Fox will be airing games on the Saturdays prior to the All-Star game. Cleveland will host the mid-summer classic.
The postseason continues in the NBA and NHL this weekend, with 16 teams in each league battling for the crown. ABC has the NBA Finals in early June while NBC and NBC Sports network carry the Stanley Cup Final.
The NFL draft will be held in Nashville April 25-27, with primetime coverage on ABC Thursday and Friday. ESPN and NFL network will also follow the picks.
NASCAR continues on Fox and FoxSports1 through June, moving to NBC and NBC Sports network with the June 30 race at Chicagoland.
NBC takes over coverage of the Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day,  with other IndyCar circuit races on NBC Sports network
With the Masters over, the PGA tour has three more majors to fill the schedule. Tiger Woods goes for his 16th major title at the PGA Championship in May, with U.S. Open following in June and British Open in July.
The tennis circuit has three more majors for the summer, with the French Open final on June 9, Wimbledon July 14 and the road to the U.S. Open from the end of July through August.
The NCAA's spring sports crown their champions in May and June. ESPN carries the lacrosse final four Memorial Day weekend, then the softball World Series and baseball World Series in Omaha.
The MLS continues through the summer on ESPN and FoxSports1.
NBC Sports network carries the Premier League's final weeks before delegation day in May.
FoxSports1 brings the German Bundesliga contests.
France hosts the 2019 Women's World Cup, with 24 teams battling to reach the final July 7.
For fans of the horses, there's the Kentucky Derby May 4 and Preakness May 18. If one horse wins the first two, a Triple Crown championship could be waiting at the end of the Belmont Stakes.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mull it over

It's been a long day of reviewing the Mueller Report and the various commentaries.
It comes down to one bottom line.
If there was no collusion, how do you obstruction an investigation into something that didn't happen?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Why "he fights" works

Ace highlights an interview with Norman Podhoretz about his reason for liking President Trump and his style.
That's one of the things--it may be the main thing--that explains his political success. It doesn't explain his success in general, but his political success, yes. Also--I often explain this to people--when I was a kid, you would rather be beaten up than back away from a fight. The worst thing in the world you could be called was a sissy. And I was beaten up many times. Trump fights back. The people who say: "Oh, he shouldn't lower himself," "He should ignore this," and "Why is he demeaning himself by arguing with some dopey reporter?"
I think on the contrary--if you hit him, he hits back; and he is an equal opportunity counter puncher. It doesn’t matter who you are. And actually Obama, oddly enough, made the same statement: "He pulls a knife, you pull a gun."

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bernie scares Democrats

Bernie Sanders is a millionaire.
He leads Democratic polling for 2020.
He even drew a big audience on Fox News Monday.
Some Democrats really don't like that news.
How, some Democrats are beginning to ask, do they thwart a 70-something candidate from outside the party structure who is immune to intimidation or incentive and wields support from an unwavering base, without simply reinforcing his “the establishment is out to get me”’ message — the same grievance Mr. Trump used to great effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Baby, what a great idea

The Other McCain encourages liberals who think having babies is bad for the environment. A "birth strike" strikes him as a good idea.
The “birth strike” is an excellent plan, insofar as it will encourage environmentalists, feminists and other liberal wackos to eliminate themselves from the gene pool, thus providing a decisive Darwinian advantage to conservatives. By the time it’s decisively proven that “climate change” was just another liberal fraud, like the Jussie Smollett hoax, all the environmentalists will be too old to have children, and thus the Trump voters will inherit the earth. It’s brilliant.

Weekend watchdog

For 70 years, the winner of The Masters has received a green jacket after his triumph.
By twilight Sunday, another winner will claim his jacket.
CBS has third round action from Augusta National Saturday at 3 p.m. Final round coverage starts Sunday at 2 p.m. The green jacket tradition began in 1949, with Sam Snead taking it home in the first official presentation.
ESPN has the second round Friday at 3 p.m.
The Orioles visit the Red Sox for the weekend on MASN while the Nationals host the Pirates on MASN2 for the weekend.
FoxSports1 has the Giants'  contest with the Rockies Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by Mets-Braves. ESPN offers the Cardinals against the Reds Sunday at 4 p.m. and Mets battling the Braves at 7 p.m.
The NHL playoffs continue with Game 2 between Columbus and Tampa Bay Friday at 7 p.m. on CNBC. The Penguins tangle with the Islanders at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network, then coverage shifts out west for Blues-Jets at 9:30 p.m. on CNBC and Golden Knights against the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Capitals-Hurricanes Saturday at 3 p.m. and Maple Leafs battling the Bruins at 8 p.m. The Predators host the Stars on NBC Sports network at 6 p.m., followed by the Avalanche meeting the Flames.
The Penguins host the Islanders on NBC Sunday at noon. NBC Sports network has Lightning-Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. before the Golden Knights tangle with the Sharks at 10 p.m. CNBC brings the Jets against the Blues at 7:30 p.m.
The NBA playoffs get going Saturday with Eastern Conference matchups between the Nets and Sixers on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. and Magic-Raptors at 5 p.m. ABC brings Warriors-Clippers at 8 p.m. followed by the Nuggets hosting the Spurs on ESPN at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's action starts with the Celtics taking on the Pacers at 1 p.m. on TNT. The TrailBlazers meet the Thunder on ABC at 3:30 p.m., then top-seeded Milwaukee tangles with the Pistons at 7 p.m. on TNT. Houston hosts the Jazz at 9:30 p.m. on TNT.
The NCAA's Frozen Four finishes Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN, with Minnesota-Duluth facing Massachusetts for the title.
Richmond hosts NASCAR this weekend, with the Monster Series on Fox Saturday at 7 p.m. The Xfinity Series goes Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's the Grand Prix of Long Beach Indy Car race Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network. There's qualifying Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Formula One races in China Sunday at 2:05 a.m. on ESPN2. There's qualifying Saturday at 1:55 a.m.
Notre Dame plays its spring football game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
ESPN2 has Alabama's spring game Saturday at 2 p.m.
 In the MLS, Minnesota United faces New York City FC Saturday at 5 p.m. Sporting KC takes on the Red Bulls on FoxSports1 at 7 p.m. 
NBC Sports network has Leicester City against Newcastle United Friday at 2:55 p.m. It's Tottenham Hotspur meeting Huddersfield Town Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and Burnley's battle with Cardiff City at 10 a.m. NBC brings Manchester United-West Ham at 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Palace clashes with Manchester City Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network and it's Liverpool-Chelsea at 11:25 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Leipzig meets Wolfsburg on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Dortmund battles Mainz at noon. Fortuna Dusseldorf faces Bayern Munich Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Eintracht Frankfurt takes on Augsburg Sunday at noon.
There's women's pro soccer between the Washington Spirit and Sky Blue FC Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
MASN has the Apple Blossom Handicap Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Tokyo City Cup at 7 p.m. The Arkansas Derby goes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clemson clashes with Florida State in college baseball Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
In college softball, Auburn faces Georgia Saturday at noon on ESPN2. It's Oregon-UCLA on ESPN2 Sunday at 4 p.m.
James Madison visits Drexel in women's lacrosse Friday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports Washington has rugby between San Diego and New York Sunday at 1 p.m.
Denver hosts Motocross racing Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to lose in 2020

Roll Call gives Democrats the bad news.
Time will tell how long this Democratic primary “team” sticks together in its mission to unseat President Donald Trump. At some point, individual ambition is bound to overcome party unity.
Pop the popcorn when they start.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Barr the door

The door to collusion by Trump is closing.
The door to the start of the investigation is opening.
The big story was the affirmative answer he gave to a question about whether he was planning to investigate the provenance of the Russia probe itself. That would, of course, include the FISA court scandal and the Steele dossier, not to mention strange--let's call them spooky-- occurrences in the UK well before the election. Barr noted he also would look at the eight criminal referrals of DOJ personnel and others coming from Devin Nunes. He further noted we could expect the inspector general's report on these matters in May or June. He was filled with such news, much of it spontaneously given. Perhaps even John Huber will surface.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Candace vs. the narrative

Candace Owens appeared before Congress Tuesday.
She impressed Powerline.
Yahoo news wasn't impressed.
How dare she speak things that don't follow the narrative Democrats believe?

Monday, April 8, 2019

When that did not work

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of all the government entities that tried to take out Donald Trump.
The final irony? If the CIA, FBI, and DOJ have gone the banana republic way of Lois Lerner’s IRS and shredded the Constitution, they still failed to remove Donald Trump.
Trump still stands. In Nietzschean fashion what did not kill him apparently only made him stronger.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Anything to win

We have all heard about Joe Biden's first wife and daughter died in a car crash in 1972.
But his spin on the accident appears to unnecessarily implicate the other driver.
The sad story is 29-year-old senator-elect Biden received the horrible call in December, 1972, that there was an accident in which his wife Neilia and baby daughter Naomi were killed, and his young sons Beau and Hunter severely hurt. Mrs. Biden seems to have driven into a busy intersection, into the path of an oncoming truck. Its driver was Curtis Dunn. Investigators found him blameless. Of no surprise, according to his family, his involvement in the deaths of Mrs. Biden and her daughter weighed on Dunn until his own death in 1999.
It was a heartbreaking story all around, and with officials leaving no doubt of the truck driver’s complete innocence, what was the point of doing or saying anything more than letting Neilia and Naomi Biden rest in peace? As for Joe Biden, the tragedy was so utter that the accident’s circumstances were best left unremarked. Never mind unembellished.
But embellished they became. When exactly, we don’t know. Why? That’s a question the answer to which is unfathomable — or if for political purposes, utterly deplorable. For some reason, the evidence shows, in the early 2000s, Joe Biden began to remark in public that his wife had died at the hands of someone who “allegedly . . . drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch.” That Curtis Dunn “was an errant driver who stopped to drink.” That drunk-driver story spread into news accounts. The Dunn family, who had strong sympathy for Biden, was shocked by the sullying of their now-dead father. They wrote the senator and asked him to stop and reminded him of the exonerating investigation. When that didn’t happen, they went public.
What does it say about Biden that he tries to change the narrative to help his political career?

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Remember when

As Virginia prepares for Saturday's national semifinal, Jerry Ratcliffe remembers the last trip to the Final Four.

Saturday song

Starting Saturday with a big surprise from Chicago.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Weekend watchdog

Charles Barkley picked Virginia to win the NCAA tournament before it started.
But he went to Auburn, a surprise regional victor.
Which team will he be cheering for Saturday?
The Cavaliers, the lone surviving top seed, faces the Tigers in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. on CBS. It's Michigan State-Texas Tech at 8:49 p.m., with Saturday's winners battling for the national championship Monday at 9 p.m.
In the Women's Final Four, Baylor and Oregon meet Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before Connecticut clashes with Notre Dame. The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
There's high school boys basketball semifinals on ESPN2 Friday at 3 and 5 p.m. ESPN has the final Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and the girls championship is on ESPN2 Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Orioles meet the Yankees on MASN Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The Nationals take on the Mets Saturday at 1 p.m. MASN and MASN2 Sunday.
FoxSports1 has the Rangers taking on the Angels Saturday at 4 p.m. before the Cubs face the Brewers. The Rockies host the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
The Pacers tangle with the Celtics on ESPN Friday at 8 p.m., with TrailBlazers-Nuggets in the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Spurs Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and visit the Knicks Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
ABC has the Thunder's trip to Minnesota Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Capitals gear up for the postseason against the Islanders Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports Washington has the Avalanche against Sharks Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
NASCAR hits Bristol this weekend, with the Monster Series on FoxSports1 Sunday at 2 p.m. after the Xfinity Series Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC Sports network has the Grand Prix of Alabama Sunday at 4 p.m. after qualifying Saturday at 4 p.m.
D.C. United takes on Los Angeles FC Saturday at 3 p.m. on Fox. Cincinnati clashes with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
The United States women have an international friendly with Australia Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1. The men meet Belgium on ESPN2 Sunday at 9 p.m.
Southampton takes on Liverpool Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network. Crystal Place clashes with Newcastle United Saturday at 9:55 a.m. and Everton tangles with Arsenal Sunday at 9 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich meets Dortmund on Fox Saturday at 12:30 p.m. It's Hoffenheim-Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
ESPN2 has Clemson's spring football game Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Baylor battles Oklahoma in college softball on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. South Carolina meets Auburn on ESPN Saturday at 6 p.m.
Top-ranked UCLA takes on Arizona State on ESPN2 Saturday at 5 p.m. and it's Arkansas-Florida on ESPN2 Sunday at 1 p.m.
It's the Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes on NBC Sports network Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Norway meets the United States at the World Curling Championship Friday at 9 p.m on NBC Sports network.
There's Motocross racing from Nashville Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports network

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Sheer brilliance

Whoever created the gif of Joe Biden with Joe Biden deserves praise.
The 2020 campaign is going to be great fun.
If I were a Democrat, I'd apologize for that remark.
But I'm not.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hoos the best

Powerline highlights its favorite Virginia Cavaliers on the hardcourt as the Final Four looms.
Maybe someone on this team will move into the top four squads after this weekend.

Touch me in the morning

More women have come forward to tell tales of being touched by Joe Biden.
How many more will the new day bring?