Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday song

We've got to wait a few more months for the new Top Gun to take our breath away.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Florida shows the way

What state deserves praise for its Coronavirus effort?
So far, fewer Floridians have died of the novel coronavirus than in New York’s nursing homes alone (2,259 compared with 5,800, at least). More than half of the state’s known cases of Covid-19 are found in just four South Florida counties—the top out-of-state destinations for fleeing New Yorkers. As Politico recently concluded, “Florida just doesn’t look nearly as bad as the national news media and sky-is-falling critics have been predicting for about two months now.”
Remember the early hysteria was quite wrong.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


MSNBC tried to shame Wisconsin park goers for not wearing masks.
Except most of the crew didn't have on masks.
You'd think the reporter would notice it when looking into the camera - and seeing the cameraman's mouth and nose.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happy days are here again

Democrats have a new reason to panic - thanks to one of their economists.
Furman, tapped to give the opening presentation, looked into his screen of poorly lit boxes of frightened wonks and made a startling claim.
"We are about to see the best economic data we've seen in the history of this country," he said.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Get your masks here

CNN went to an Alabama beach Monday and found - surprise - people weren't wearing masks.
The reporter tried to tell people why it was so important.
Wrong way to persuade.
CNN should buy masks with Alabama and Auburn logos.
People would be lining up to get those.

Fall in line

Every day, President Trump tells his team's thoughts on Coronavirus.
And there's always pushback.
In Virginia, Prince William County had a protest against the continuing lockdown.
And Democrats fuss about the protest.
How dare people disagree with our leaders?
Only if they're waving Trump 2020 flags.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Placebo news

If you're tired of hearing "fake news," maybe it's time for a new term for the Coronavirus era.
Placebo news.
CNN and MSNBC are the control group, showing the influence of news without context.
Fox is the group where the truth resides.
We see daily how people struggle when they only get placebo news.
They miss the truth of how President Trump has improved the country - and will continue to improve it.

Stomping on the message

For weeks, Democrats have blasted President Trump for not wearing a mask.
Saturday, Virginia governor Ralph Northam was in Virginia Beach - not wearing a mask while meeting the public.
Democrats saw and shuddered.
It also makes it harder to go after Trump for being a “sociopath,” “irresponsible,” etc. because *he* refuses to wear a mask in public. Now, all the Trumpster have to say is, “what about YOUR governor?”
The mask comes off for Democrats.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day weekend song

Trace Adkins' "Arlington" gets its deserved spot on Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Staunton makes big news

Tuesday's city council elections in Staunton earned national notice this week - thanks to Republicans sweeping the seats.
Daily Caller and Ace of Spades let the nation know of the good choices made.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Good job, Big Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in trouble with Pennsylvania Governor Wolf.
Big Ben dared to get a haircut and his beard trimmed.
How reckless.
I usually don't like the Steelers, but Big Ben gets kudos for this action.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Let's go racing, boys

NASCAR hits the track Sunday afternoon, marking the return of professional sports.
May the race go well and more sports join our schedule in the next few weeks.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Looks like Georgia's doing fine

The Other McCain gives us an update on Georgia - the predicted devastation has failed to materialize.
As of 10 a.m. today, Georgia’s per-capita death rate from COVID-19 (measured in deaths per million residents) was 150, which was 88.5% lower than the state of New York’s death rate of 1,417.
Oh, and just for your information, the daily number of U.S. coronavirus deaths nationwide peaked at 2,683 — on April 21, which was 25 days ago. The highest daily number of deaths in the past week was 1,772 on Wednesday (May 13), and that number was 34% below the April 21 peak.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Can you find the information

Powerline continues looking behind the number on Coronavirus - and the ages of the patients dying.
In both Minnesota and Massachusetts, the average age is above 80.
Have you heard that on the major networks?

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Undoing unjustice, 24-7

Attorney General William Barr undid an injustice in dropping the charges against General Michael Flynn.
He did again when Chuck Todd misrepresented Barr's quote about the Flynn matter.
Todd’s comments were false because the very next thing that Barr said, which Todd did not show his viewers, was: “But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.”
Barr spokeswoman Kerri Kupec responded to the segment by posting screenshots on Twitter of the transcript from what Todd said and what Barr said in his CBS News interview last week, writing: “Very disappointed by the deceptive editing/commentary by @ChuckTodd on @MeetThePress on AG Barr’s CBS interview. Compare the two transcripts below. Not only did the AG make the case in the VERY answer Chuck says he didn’t, he also did so multiple times throughout the interview.”

We're all in this together, Arlington

With Governor Northam finally loosening his restrictions for Virginia, Arlington County's board says they aren't ready.
What does Northam do with this request?
When rural parts of Virginia wanted to open earlier, Northam said no.
We are a state and we are together.
If he had let those regions open sooner, it would be easier to let Arlington lag behind due to local conditions.
We're a big state, with different needs. Northam should have realized this prior to Arlington's request.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Shave and a hair cut, two bits

Shelley Luther caught the ire of a Texas judge, but before that she caught the mood of many Americans stuck at home.
Before she was ever arrested, Shelley Luther evidently sensed she could turn her story into a more universal one and change the conversation. She knew she was in a big city, Dallas, which is one of the nation’s largest media markets, so she could push her story to a national audience. And she did. She sensibly prepared by setting up a GoFundMe account, anticipating legal and other expenses (and she’s now being criticized for thinking ahead by the same people who wanted to see her spend a week in jail). She’s also being criticized for owning a nice home — a home she worked for and was paying for before the government shut her business and the whole economy down. She would like to continue paying for it, but can’t because she wasn’t allowed to work.

Truth about Flynn

John Solomon lists the reasons Michael Flynn's legal odyssey will end with charges dismissed.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Congratulations, General Flynn

The Department of Justice threatened General Michael Flynn's family in 2017, and he plead guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI.
Today, the DOJ recommended dropping the charges, and Flynn shows his young grandson doing the pledge of allegiance.
He protected his family and proudly shares their accomplishments today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Judge Karen

Don't you feel bad for the poor judge in Texas?
He ruled one day, and the next the governor slaps him down.
The salon owner had been sentenced to a week in jail.
Is the judge ready to apologize now?

Monday, May 4, 2020

Do the Bristol stomp

Salena Zito visits State Street in Bristol - where the Tennessee side is open and the Virginia side - across two lanes of traffic - is still on lockdown.
There are a lot of towns in our country that border neighboring states, but few quite like this one, where the town sits in two states and shares the same name and traditionally vibrant business district along State Street.
Thanks to very different approaches to reopening their states, the businesses on the Tennessee side were open Saturday, while the Virginia side businesses, with the exception of curbside pickup operations at The Burger Bar and the legendary Blakey-Mitchel men’s clothing store a few blocks away, are nearly all closed.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Location, location, location

Fox News held a town hall Sunday with President Trump answering questions at the Lincoln Memorial.
Joe Biden is in his basement in Delaware.
So unfair for slow Joe.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday Coronavirus song

Helen Reddy sings the Anthem of some during the Coronavirus situation - leave me alone.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Give this story an F

The News Virginia advises Waynesboro and Staunton of their failing grades in the travel metric of "safe distancing."
What's our number of coronavirus cases again?
On scales of 0-100, single digits are an F.
Guess we're failing that too, with so few positive cases.
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are the only grades that really matter.