Saturday, February 29, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Weekend watchdog

February 29 only comes around once every four years.
This time it's on a Saturday, with a full slate of basketball on TV.
CBS has a Big 12 battle between Kansas and Kansas State at 1:30 p.m., with Auburn against Kentucky at 3:45 p.m.
Providence tangles with Villanova on Fox at noon and Seton Hall meets Marquette at 2:30 p.m.
The College GameDay crew visits Maryland for the 8 p.m. contest with Michigan State on ESPN. The today's schedule begins in the Big 12 with Texas-Texas Tech at noon and Baylor tangles with TCU at 2 p.m. It's off to the ACC at 4 p.m. for North Carolina's contest with Syracuse and Virginia hosts Duke at 6 p.m. Arizona faces UCLA in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
Texas A&M takes on LSU at noon on ESPN2, followed by Florida facing Tennessee and West Virginia-Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Northern Iowa duels with Drake at 6 p.m., then it's San Diego State against Nevada and Saint Mary's meets Gonzaga at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has a pair ACC contests, with Florida State-Clemson at 2 p.m. and Wake Forest tangles with Notre Dame at 4 p.m. Massachusetts meets Richmond at 6 p.m.
Butler battles DePaul on FoxSports1 at 6:30 p.m.
In the NBA, the Rockets visit the Celtics on ABC at 8:30 p.m.
There's women's basketball between Mt. St. Mary's and St. Francis at 2 p.m. on MASN.
Saturday's XFL slate brings Los Angeles' contest with New York on ABC at 2 p.m. and Seattle-St. Louis on Fox at 5 p.m.
It's NFL combine week, with coverage on ABC at 5 p.m.
The MLS regular season starts on Fox at 8:30 p.m. with Nashville against Atlanta.
NASCAR's Xfinity Series takes the track on FoxSports1 at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the Premier League, starting with Crystal Palace's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at 7:25 a.m. Bournemouth battles Chelsea at 9:55 a.m. and it's Watford-Liverpool at 12:25 p.m.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich battles Hoffenheim at 9:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The World Rugby Seven Series starts on NBC Sports network at 8 p.m.
There'll be plenty of leaping as NBC Sports network covers motocross racing from Atlanta at 5 p.m.
For the days around Leap Day, the Thunder battle the Bucks on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m. and it's Nuggets-Clippers in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Jazz Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Warriors Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Clippers host the 76ers on ABC Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and ESPN has Lakers-Pelicans Sunday at 8 p.m.
Davidson and Dayton duel on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. and Texas State takes on UT-Arlington at 9 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Washington-Washington State Friday at 9 p.m.
Xavier tangles with Georgetown Sunday at 2 p.m. on CBS, followed by Michigan-Ohio State.
 Cincinnati clashes with Houston on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
It's Creighton-St. John's on FoxSports1 Sunday at noon.
On the women's court, Villanova visits Creighton on FoxSports1 Friday at 7 p.m. and James Madison hosts Drexel at 9 p.m. on MASN.
There's three contests on ESPN2 Sunday, with Texas A&M-South Carolina at noon followed by Duke against North Carolina and Maryland's meeting with Minnesota at 4 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers Virginia against North Carolina State Sunday at 2 p.m. and Boston College takes on Syracuse at 4 p.m.
Fox has the NASCAR race from Fontana Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
There's a pair of contests Sunday, with Capitals-Wild at 8 p.m. and the Kings' contest with the Golden Knights at 10:30 p.m.
The Flyers face the Rangers on NBC Sunday at noon.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Michigan State Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Nationals have a spring training game with the Rays Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN.
NBC has the Honda Classic Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Houston visits Dallas on FoxSports1 Sunday at 4 p.m. in XFL action, and the Defenders visit the Vipers on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
MLS opening weekend continues with two matches on ESPN - Seattle against Chicago at 3 p.m. followed by Los Angeles FC against Inter Miami. FoxSports1 offers Portland meeting Minnesota at 7:30 p.m.
Norwich City battles Leicester City on NBC Sports network Friday at 2:55 p.m.
Everton meets Manchester United Sunday at 8:55 a.m.
Union Berlin meets Wolfsburg at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on FoxSports1 and it's Leipzig-Leverkusen at 9:30 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the second day of the rugby Seven Series from Los Angeles at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lululemon, I choose you

Don Surber writes about the stores in Elizabeth Warren zones - and I've never heard of Lululemon.
Sounds like a new Pokemon.
Except it's not ready to fight far from the coasts.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Friend of the Indians

President Trump visited India Monday, with a packed cricket stadium full of over 100,000 people greeting him.
More recently, India has adopted more progressive, free-market economic policies, and has turned decisively toward the West. Its alliance with the United States is one of the most positive geopolitical developments of recent years, and it is properly being celebrated by President Trump.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bernie loses - it's science

Althouse's son provides four facts to throw cold water on the Bernie team.
Listen to women, right?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday song

The start of the song sounds like a list of place where Michael Bloomberg has homes. It's the Beach Boys with Kokomo.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Weekend watchdog

The 2020 baseball season starts early - March 26.
So spring training games - and TV coverage - starts this weekend.
The first games are set for Friday, and MASN starts its slate Saturday as the World Champion Nationals meet the Astros at 6:05 p.m.
The Orioles make their spring debut Sunday, taking on the Red Sox at 1 p.m.
NASCAR begins a west coast swing this weekend, with Las Vegas hosting the race Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. Ross Chastain will take the place of Ryan Newman, who will be recovering from his last lap crash at Daytona.
The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 4 p.m. and the Truck Series goes Friday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The XFL's third week gets going Saturday at 2 p.m. on ABC with Tampa Bay's home opener against Houston. Fox has Dallas-Seattle at 5 p.m.
New York visits St. Louis Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and FoxSports1 offers D.C. against Los Angeles at 6 p.m.
The Wizards host the Cavaliers on NBC Sports Washington Friday at 7 p.m.
The Nuggets meet the Thunder Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and the Pelicans play Portland at 10:30 p.m.
The Bucks host the 76ers Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, with the Celtics taking on the Lakers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Buffalo battles Kent State Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 with VCU-Saint Louis in the nightcap.
There's three games on CBS Saturday, starting at noon with Tennessee-Auburn. Texas tangles with Kansas State at 2 p.m. followed by UCLA against Colorado.
Marquette meets Providence on Fox Saturday at noon before Xavier faces Villanova.
ESPN begins its day at noon with Kansas-Baylor. Michigan meets Purdue at 2 p.m. then North Carolina takes on Louisville and Florida faces Kentucky at 6 p.m. It's Oregon-Arizona at 9 p.m.
Virginia tangles with Pittsburgh on ESPN2 at noon, followed by Houston-Memphis and Oklahoma against Oklahoma State at 4 p.m. Virginia Tech battles Duke at 8 p.m. and Gonzaga meets BYU at 10 p.m.
George Mason meets St. Joseph's on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Richmond faces St. Bonaventure at 6:30 p.m.
It's Georgetown-DePaul Saturday at 9 p.m. on FoxSports1.
St. John's meets Seton Hall Sunday at 2 p.m. on CBS with Maryland's contest with Ohio State at 4 p.m.
Wichita State clashes with Cincinnati on ESPN Sunday at 1 p.m.
Indiana hosts Penn State Sunday at noon on FoxSports1. Butler battles with Creighton at 4 p.m.
On the women's court, ESPN2 has three SEC contests Sunday. Tennessee tangles with Vanderbilt at noon, then it's South Carolina-Kentucky and Auburn against Texas A&M.
The Capitals visit the Devils Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC has the Capitals' contest with the Penguins Sunday at noon.
There's a pair of games on NBC Sports network Sunday, with Blues-Wild at 7:30 p.m. and the Golden Knights tangling with the Ducks at 10 p.m.
The PGA tour heads to Mexico City for the World Championship of Golf, with coverage on NBC.
Chelsea clashes with Tottenham Hotspur Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network and Sheffield United faces Brighton at 9:30 a.m. NBC has Leicester City against Manchester City at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester United meets Watford Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on NBC Sports network and Arsenal battles Everton at 11 a.m.
In the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen meets Dortmund Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on FoxSports1. Leverkusen tangles with Augsburg Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Genoa faces Lazio in Italian Serie A Sunday at 6:25 a.m. on ESPN2.
There's women's gymnastics between Utah and UCLA on ESPN2 Sunday at 6 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington has rugby between D.C. and Houston Saturday at 8 p.m.
There's motocross racing from Arlington Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Days are here again

The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers gives President Trump and his supporters good news headed to November 2020.
The vicissitudes of the various campaigns come and go, but the administration’s excellent record on the economy remains the most important factor in the election. To Democrats, the message is: read it and weep.

What reporters saw

Michael Bloomberg had a bad debate Wednesday.
But more people will see his ads than watched the debate.
So will it make a difference in his rise in the polls?
It impacted the pundits.
That will spill out in their commentary the next two weeks.
Bloomberg's ads will have trouble covering the smell of his debate/

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stock up for the debate

Remember, the best way to enjoy debates where Michael Bloomberg appears is to have a Big Gulp and some salty snacks.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Abort the ban

Four Virginia Senate Democrats didn't go along with the gun grabbers Monday.
The "assault weapons ban" won't come to term this year.
It likely will be left in a cool, dark place for a while.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Brother to brother

David Limbaugh pens a column about his brother's impact on the country.
He has been the tip of the spear for political conservatism. No one has done more to bring conservatism into the mainstream of American life, and he’s paid a heavy price for it — but he never complains. He has been the left’s favorite target for hate and abuse for decades, opening myriad pathways for thousands of other conservatives to bring their talents and share their message with like-minded Americans.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Recycling update

Another morning trip to the recycling center, getting 35 cents per pound on aluminum cans.

Saturday song

The theme song from Robin Hood? I'm stealing this for my blog.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Donald hearts Democrats

The Trump campaign has Valentine Day's cards for Democratic candidates.
Trump fans love them.
Democrats probably won't.

Weekend watchdog

Fox carries the Daytona 500 for the 20th time Sunday, but the first time without Darrell Waltrip in the broadcast booth.
Jeff Gordon takes over as the lone color commentator as Fox covers the first half of the NASCAR season. Mike Joy handles the lead announcing role for the 20th year - his 44th as part of Daytona coverage.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claimed the pole during Sunday's qualifying, with Alex Bowman on the outside. Coverage starts Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The Xfinity Series opener will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on FoxSports1 and the Truck Series starts its year Friday at 7:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
It's NBA All-Star weekend, with the game Sunday at 8 p.m. on TNT. The 3-point contest and other skills events take place Saturday at 8 p.m. on TNT, after Friday's celebrity game on ESPN at 7 p.m. The rising stars take the court on TNT Friday at 9 p.m.
It's an outdoor weekend for the NHL, with the Avalanche facing the Kings from the Air Force Academy Saturday at 8 p.m.
There's a pair of contests on NBC Sunday, with Red Wings meeting the Penguins at 12:30 p.m. followed by Bruins-Rangers.
The Capitals visit Arizona on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 10 p.m.
The Predators host the Blues Sunday at 6 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers San Jose-Winnipeg Friday at 7 p.m.
In the second week of the XFL, New York visits D.C. at 2 p.m. on ABC and Fox has Tampa Bay at Seattle Saturday at 5 p.m. ABC has Dallas' contest with Los Angeles at 3 p.m. and St. Louis faces Houston at 6 p.m. on FoxSports1
Davidson tangles with St. Bonaventure Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and Illinois State meets Wright State at 9 p.m.
Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m., with Indiana-Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m.
Ohio State hosts Purdue on Fox Saturday at noon followed by Georgetown-Butler.
The day on ESPN starts at noon with Oklahoma-Kansas. Mississippi meets Kentucky at 2 p.m., then Notre Dame battles Duke and Maryland tangles with Michigan State at 6 p.m. It's Virginia against North Carolina at 8 p.m. and Gonzaga against Pepperdine at 10 p.m.
Syracuse faces Florida State on ESPN2 at noon and Texas takes on Iowa State at 2 p.m. LSU meets Alabama at 4 p.m., followed by Auburn-Missouri and Northern Iowa against Illinois-Chicago at 8 p.m. Hawaii hosts UC-Irvine at midnight.
Miami meets Wake Forest on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 2 p.m.
There's three Atlantic 10 games on NBC Sports network Saturday, starting at noon with Dayton-Massachusetts. LaSalle takes on St. Louis at 2 p.m. followed by George Washington-George Mason.
FoxSports1 offers DePaul-Creighton Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before Colorado takes on Oregon State.
It's Iowa-Minnesota Sunday at 1 p.m. on FoxSports1. Utah tangles with Oregon at 9 p.m.
On the women's court, Villanova faces Temple at 1 p.m. and Memphis meets Connecticut at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting with Duke-Florida State at 1 p.m.
Kansas State meets Oklahoma on FoxSports1 Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college ice, Notre Dame tangles with Minnesota Friday on NBC Sports network at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
CBS has the PGA tour's Genesis Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
It's Wolverhampton against Leicester City Friday at 2:55 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
Southampton battles Burnley Saturday at 7:25 a.m. and NBC has Norwich City-Liverpool at 12:30 p.m.
Aston Villa tangles with Tottenham Hotspur Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network and Arsenal meets Newcastle United at 11:30 a.m.
Washington faces Alabama in college softball Thursday at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. UCLA battles Florida State Sunday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
NBC Sports network has the USA Indoor Track and Field championships Friday at 9:30 p.m.
There's motocross racing from Tampa Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Frank Burns, season five

MeTV in my area shows M*A*S*H at 7 p.m.
There are running the fifth season currently.
The final season for Frank Burns, where he's even more annoying than before since Hot Lips got engaged.
He was annoying and thoroughly unlikable.
Just like the Democrats running for president in 2020.
Hawkeye and B.J. were constantly cracking jokes - just like President Trump and his supporters now.
Frank Burns' character arc hit its downward spiral.
Just like the Democrats in 2020.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

End of the road for Joe

How much longer can Joe Biden hang on?
It's not looking good after a fifth-place finish in New Hampshire.
What happened then to Biden is what’s happening to him now. The more the voters get a look at the actual Joe Biden, and not just his resume, the less they like him. We can focus all we want on policy statements, voting records, etc. But in the end, the voters always choose the most persuasive candidate.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Backstage at Warren campaign

Staffer: We have to stop this slide in support.
Warren: How?
Staffer: We have to get back to the excitement of the fall.
Warren: How?
Staffer: We have to show people we're a better choice than Bernie.
Warren: How?

Slogan for 2020

Election 2020
Trump - Dow 40,000
Sanders - Dow 400

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Can't buy me love

Michael Bloomberg ads are everywhere.
National TV
Local TV
He's spending more by himself than everybody else.
Will it bring votes, or just turn everybody off?

Behind the debacle

Matt Taibbi tells the tale of Democratic failure in Iowa.
Including a great word picture of the Biden campaign.
Biden performed surprisingly well all year in polls, but he headed into Iowa like a passenger jet trying to land with one burning engine, hitting trees, cows, cars, sides of mountains, everything.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

We all have our roles

Powerline features Rush Limbaugh's comments from Friday's radio return.
I remember when I was at the National Review 50th anniversary dinner in Washington — some of you will remember this story — I’m sitting at Mr. Buckley’s table, and a man walks up to me who has been severely wounded in battle. And he asks if I could come over to his table to meet others at his table who also have been wounded. So I did. 
 I got over there, and I was listening to these guys who have nearly died defending the country, telling me how much they enjoy listening to my program and all that. I said to these guys, “You know… (sigh) I don’t know, guys. You’ve faced bullets, almost died. I sit behind a microphone in an enclosed room and talk.” The leader of the Wounded Warriors said, “Sir, we all have our role,” and I’ve never forgotten that.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Weekend watchdog

Last spring, a new pro football league tried to fill the void after the Super Bowl.
It failed.
This weekend, the XFL tries again - 19 years after its' first attempt.
Games will be broadcast on either the ABC or Fox family of sports networks, starting Saturday at 2 p.m. on ABC when Seattle visits Washington at Audi Field (home of D.C. United).
Fox has a 5 p.m. Saturday game between Los Angeles and Houston, with Tampa Bay-New York Sunday at 2 p.m. It's Dallas against St. Louis on ESPN Sunday at 5 p.m.
The XFL plans a 10-game regular season, with four teams making the playoffs. The AAF planned 10 games last year and didn't get that far.
NASCAR season starts Sunday at noon with qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Fox. The Busch Clash follows at 3 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach on CBS Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Wizards host the Mavericks Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and meet the Grizzlies Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Raptors meet the Pacers on ESPN Friday at 8:15 p.m. with Portland-Utah at 10:35 p.m.
The Lakers visit the Warriors on ABC Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Davidson visits VCU Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and South Alabama takes on Troy at 9 p.m.
Maryland heads to Illinois on FoxSports1 Friday at 8 p.m.
Tennessee takes on Kentucky on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m. and it's Ohio State-Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN starts its day at noon with LSU-Auburn. Purdue faces Indiana at 2 p.m. followed by Virginia-Louisville and Duke's contest with North Carolina at 6 p.m. Gonzaga meets Saint Mary's in the nightcap at 10 p.m.
There's six contests on ESPN2 Saturday, beginning at noon as Kansas takes on TCU. Florida faces Mississippi at 2 p.m. and Texas Tech takes on Texas at 4 p.m. It's top-ranked Baylor against Oklahoma State at 6 p.m., with Iowa State-Kansas State at 8 p.m. and UCLA's contest with Arizona at 10 p.m.
Boston College battles Virginia Tech Saturday at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Georgia Tech-Pittsburgh.
NBC Sports network offers St. Bonaventure-Duquesne at 3 p.m. and there's the Philadelphia battle between Saint Joseph's and LaSalle at 5 p.m.
It's Providence against Xavier Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1 and Southern Cal visits Arizona State at 10 p.m.
Wichita State battles Houston Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Butler battles Marquette on FoxSports1 Sunday at noon.
On the women's court, Texas A&M takes on Mississippi State Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN.
Louisville faces Syracuse on ESPN2 Sunday at 2 p.m. followed by Kentucky-Arkansas.
NBC Sports Washington has a doubleheader Sunday, with Boston College-Clemson at noon before Virginia Tech meets North Carolina.
Colorado clashes with Minnesota Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Capitals tangle with the Flyers Saturday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Bruins meet the Red Wings on NBC Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Everton clashes with Crystal Palace Saturday at 7:25 a.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC has Brighton & Hove Albion's battle with Watford at 12:30 p.m.
It's Sheffield United against Bournemouth Sunday at 9 a.m. on NBC Sports network followed by Manchester City-West Ham United.
In the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg duels with Dusseldorf on FoxSports1 Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It's M'gladbach against Koln Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Napolia faces Lecce in Italian Serie A Sunday at 8:55 a.m. on ESPN2.
There's rugby between NOLA and Old Glory DC Saturday at 4 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
NBC Sports network has freestyle skiing from Utah Friday at 9:30 p.m.
There's motocross racing from San Diego Saturday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports network.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

We feel good

Powerline highlights a poll showing Americans expect to be doing better financially a year from now.
Sure, a lot can change between now and November. But with 74% of Americans looking forward to being more prosperous a year from now, it is hard to imagine a majority thinking that a radical change in the direction of socialism is a good idea. A huge majority of Americans, whatever they may think of Donald Trump, appear to be invested in the direction the country is moving.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What's next after shooting blanks

Impeachment is over.
The Democrats used the best weapon in their arsenal and didn't dent Trump.
What's next?
Trump even stronger than before.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rush to a quick recovery

Kurt Schlichter joins those wishing Rush Limbaugh well in his battle with lung cancer.
Every once in a while, my phone will go nuts, and I know the great Rush Limbaugh has read one of my Townhall columns on the air again, and no doubt mispronounced my last name!
Rush, you can pronounce “Schlichter” any way you please. If not for you, I probably would not be a columnist, or an author, or an occasional radio host. Thank you.

Hold my ethanol

You look at all the electoral mistakes done through history.
The Iowa Democrats said: Hold my Ethanol."

Monday, February 3, 2020

Song to use against Bloomberg

Before this weekend, you thought "rich" when you heard Michael Bloomberg's name.

Now you think "short."

Good job, President Trump.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Mr. Peanut returns

Enjoying the Super Bowl commercials?
We found a tear from the Kool-Aid Sunday helped bring forth a baby Mr. Peanut.
Oh yeah.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Rushed recipe falls flat

Jonathan Turley reminds us what he said in November - Democrats needed to follow the process on impeachment.
And they didn't.
The hard truth is that House Democrats lost this case the minute they rushed an impeachment vote, and they knew it. With the approaching Iowa caucuses, they chose a failed impeachment rather than taking a few more months to work on a more complete case against Trump, a case more difficult to summarily dismiss.

Saturday song.

When it comes to impeachment, it's time for Democrats to listen to Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams.