Friday, July 31, 2020

Rocked him like a Herman Cain

The editor of tells what he knows about Herman Cain's final days.
It’s not impossible he contracted it at the Tulsa rally. But most of us on his team tend to think it happened on one of the plane trips, or possibly during his stop in Las Vegas. That’s for several reasons, one of which is simply the inherent (and to me at least, obvious) risk involved with being on an airplane these days. Another is the fact that, for all the attention on Herman contracting the virus, we haven’t heard of a major outbreak of Tulsa rally participants who came down with it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bring on the new schedule

The ACC has brought forth a new football schedule for the Coronavirus mangled campaign.
Unfortunately, Virginia and Virginia Tech don't get contests with Notre Dame.
Let's see how things stand in a month.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Outkicking them all

I've begun listening to the Outkick the Coverage podcast each morning, but Monday is the best.
That's when Jason Whitlock joins Clay Travis to celebrate their partnership.
And this week, to take names of their critics.
Whitlock blasts the Daily Beast writer who dared take them on.
With his own history lesson.
As it relates to race, America’s narrative arc is a story of Believers of all races methodically shaping this country into the world’s leader in equal opportunity, justice and freedom. The abolitionists who fought to end slavery were mostly Christians. The men (on both sides) who sacrificed their lives in our Civil War were mostly Christians. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the black church ended Jim Crow.
Is America perfect? No. Has it improved in each decade since its inception 244 years ago? Yes. Is the secular movement championed by liberals flirting with throwing away that progress? Absolutely.

Pod people

With schools unsure if they can open five-days a week in September, parents are working on their own solutions.
The solution gets criticism - how dare they pull money from public schools.
At some point, we need to have adult conversations about education policy in New York and elsewhere that don't immediately default to the single most incendiary topic in American life. Parents are podding up not because they want to separate their children from people who don't look like them, but because the damn schools aren't open, and they would rather eat razor blades than experience another season like this spring.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Washington (pause) Football Team

Back in 1994, Baltimore had a Canadian Football League team when the NFL didn't grant the city an expansion team.
The new owner decided to call them the "Baltimore CFL Colts."
The NFL Colts didn't like that and sued, so the team began the year without a nickname.
At games, the announcer would say here's your Baltimore CFL (pause) team.
The fans took advantage of the pause to yell Colts.
The Redskins have a lot longer history - and probably fans will call them that name for a while.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Enough is enough

President Trump launched Operation Legend Wednesday, planning to bring more police into the field.
Looters and Democrats griped.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday song

I've been listening to old American Top 40 shows from the 70s, and got reminded of this hit from 1976.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Hot Dish

Andrew Sullivan bids adieu to New York Magazine and goes back out on his own.
Since I closed down the Dish, my bloggy website, five years ago, after 15 years of daily blogging, I have not missed the insane work hours that all but broke my health. But here’s what I do truly and deeply miss: writing freely without being in a defensive crouch; airing tough, smart dissent and engaging with readers in a substantive way that avoids Twitter madness; a truly free intellectual space where anything, yes anything, can be debated without personal abuse or questioning of motives; and where readers can force me to change my mind (or not) by sheer logic or personal testimony.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Can students change their behavior?

There's unhappiness in Charlottesville this week - after the Midsummer's Celebration last weekend.
Students acted like students - at multiple locations around town.
“All of this will come to nothing if reckless behavior as was seen this past weekend continues,” he wrote. “If such behavior continues, we will not make it long into the fall semester before a significant outbreak occurs and we then need to send students home. That's the self-interested motivation to do better.”
Wonder if any locals were handing out free beer, hoping to get students sent home.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Karen goes to Advance Auto

The News Virginia has the trials of a woman who needed a windshield wiper - and found people not wearing masks.
In public.
And no one heeded her complaint.
“I really needed that windshield wiper, and I really needed it that day because of the heavy showers. I needed something so ordinary, but in the end people’s masks were pulled down and five people came through the door with no mask whatsoever.”
On a weekday between 11:15 a.m. and noon, only one out of seven customers was observed entering with a mask on. That one customer exited with an employee, who also wore a mask, and helped the customer outside on a vehicle. While working on the vehicle outside in the parking lot, both the customer and employee moved their masks below their chin.
Nice to see our local newspaper can have a reporter spend 45 minutes counting who has a mask on.
No mention if social distancing was followed, which makes it easier to go without a mask.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Warren Buffett smiles

The cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was bad news for Dominion Energy, which saw stocks drop Monday.
Is it because they spent too much on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline the past six years, or giving up on potential growth?
Blue Virginia celebrates the end of the pipeline.
I think Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway will be celebrating with the money they make in the future.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Baby we love fireworks

The helicopter over Los Angeles tells the story - people love fireworks, even when government says no.
Think it's Trump voters shooting off the fireworks?

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

NFL leadership takes a knee

Jason Whitlock laments the leadership void in the NFL.
So the NFL is going to start its season with all of its employees standing for the “black national anthem” and a majority of its on-field employees immediately taking a knee for the American national anthem?
That’s the game plan Smith and Goodell cooked up?
It feels as devoid of foresight and substance as the trial balloon floated two months ago to reward teams that hire black or female head coaches and executives enhanced third-round draft picks. That failed trial balloon was pinned on NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent.

That's one

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is in the hospital due to Coronavirus.
That he attended the Trump rally in Tulsa has sparked attention.
There's a picture of him with a bunch of people at the rally.
Have any of them gotten sick?
There's some contact tracing to do before hyping his illness.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Let's get back to work

What's the Trump plan for dealing with Coronavirus?
Get back to work.
June numbers show that is working - even with all the other troubles going on.