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.

The dingbat ate my baby

Surely you've seen the video of the woman at AOC's event, talking about eating babies.
It's sad.
It's creepy.
The poor woman needs some kind of help after that outburst.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Trump's almost as bad as Democrats, media

John Podhoretz sees bad signs from Democrats, but still can't avoid taking a shot at President Trump.
In raising these matters, I am not defending Trump’s conduct. He brought this upon himself with his indiscipline and his evident conviction that his own personal political fortunes are no different from the international needs of the United States. That said, when you combine the facts of the phone call as we now understand them with the backstage shenanigans of Schiff, who is as nakedly partisan a politician as there is in today’s Washington, Democrats may be on the verge of an act of political overreach of almost unprecedented proportions.
Democrats are partisans and the media doesn't have all the facts, but Podhoretz can't cut Trump any slack.
Trump has at least learned to act like a politician.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tractor jam

The Netherlands learned Tuesday not to mess with farmers.
Thousands of Dutch farmers rolled their tractors over highways to The Hague to protest a possible crackdown on nitrogen emissions from livestock and farming operations. The angry farmers snarled traffic for hundreds of miles in what has been called the Netherlands' busiest morning rush hour.
Brightly colored rows of the tractors rolled slowly down main roads all morning on Tuesday. The Dutch automobile association ANWB says it recorded more than 700 miles of traffic jams at the peak of rush hour, mostly due to the protest.