Al's Ramblings

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

(3/01/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

I hate to appear heartless (actually, it's kind of my niche), but is a bird a day worth any kind of study or, any type of concern at all?

If they ever found out my childhood home's large living room window resulted in the death of at least a couple dozen birds a summer, I can only imagine the outrage.

3/01/2017 09:30:00 AM

(3/01/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al



3/01/2017 08:30:00 AM

(3/01/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

An oldie but a goodie.

Funny because it's true.

3/01/2017 05:30:00 AM

(3/01/2017 04:30:00 AM) - Al

Republicans are hesitant to have town halls because of paid and/or organized protesters.

Dems are afraid to have town halls because voters will be there.

The other night on the local news, they were at the local labor temple, who had decided to have a complaint fest and had invited Sean Duffy and Ron Johnson...neither decided to attend, so they complained about that too.

Of course, the labor temple would vote for the devil herself (and in the last election, did) instead of either Duffy or Johnson or pretty much any Republican.

As I have said before, this keeps reminding me of the "outrage" over Act 10, which has not only worked as promised, but is now the model for all other states that wish to be fiscally responsible.

3/01/2017 04:30:00 AM

(3/01/2017 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm telling you, there isn't anything left to cut.

3/01/2017 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

(2/28/2017 09:00:00 PM) - Al

You know what's really sad about this?

No one in the history of the planet has ever given a damn about eyebrows.

If it weren't for double standards...

2/28/2017 09:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 08:00:00 PM) - Al

They're terrified of her because she speaks the truth, and doesn't care if she offends the unions.

2/28/2017 08:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 07:53:00 PM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when you don't really believe in anything.

2/28/2017 07:53:00 PM

(2/28/2017 06:00:00 PM) - Al

When you aren't paying the bill (or don't think you will), it's far easier to order extra cheese and a dessert.

2/28/2017 06:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 05:00:00 PM) - Al

The EPA is nothing but a money grab disguised as environmental policy.

2/28/2017 05:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 04:48:00 PM) - Al

He ain't a ballyhooed prospect, but Nate Orf has a beautiful swing and takes walks. Considering he can play 2B/3B/OF, he seems like a guy who will find his way to MIL this season.

2/28/2017 04:48:00 PM

(2/28/2017 04:18:00 PM) - Al

Corey Hart and Lew Burdette will be inducted into the Wall of Honor this season per BA on the TV telecast.

2/28/2017 04:18:00 PM

(2/28/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

A fake controversy involving a leggy Republican woman?

Sarah Palin just smiled.

2/28/2017 04:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Some protest, some insist the sky is falling, some think it's the end of the world as we know it.

Meanwhile, in flyover country, folks like the way things are going. Meanwhile, the old media and the left shake their heads and wonder why they are so much smarter than the rubes.

On Outnumbered today, they discussed a poll that showed that while Republicans and Dems were predictably split along party lines, independents thought things were headed in the right direction at a 59% clip, up from 39% a couple years ago.

2/28/2017 03:30:00 PM

(2/28/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

The future was predicted, and it's not a pretty sight for the left.

2/28/2017 03:00:00 PM

(2/28/2017 02:37:00 PM) - Al

Other than the mountains of trash, throwing rocks at the police, and leaving pets to die, these were really, really good people.

As with Occupy, the more the truth made it out after the fawning over the druggies and unemployed that made up the vast majority, the more we find they were reprehensible bastards.

The hell with them.

2/28/2017 02:37:00 PM

(2/28/2017 02:28:00 PM) - Al

A dream come true for the right.

2/28/2017 02:28:00 PM

(2/28/2017 02:26:00 PM) - Al

Who would have ever guessed a higher wage for unskilled workers would lead to fewer jobs for unskilled workers?

Unexpectedly, of course.

2/28/2017 02:26:00 PM

(2/28/2017 02:17:00 PM) - Al

Another former MLB infielder, 27-year-old Nick Noonan, is headed to the Brewers on a minors pact. He was able to reach the bigs last year with the Padres. Noonan spent most of the season at Triple-A, slashing .301/.338/.427 over 374 plate appearances.--MLBTR

Minor league fodder, it would appear. Career AAA line of just under a 700 OPS, which means he hits exactly like you would expect a 2B/SS to hit. Has played about 100 games at 3B too, so his ceiling appears to be a utility infielder who can't hit. Does have decent pop for a middle infielder, but gets out too often to make a difference.  Add him to the Colorado Springs mix.

2/28/2017 02:17:00 PM

(2/28/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

My Twitter buddy Stef says this is one of her best interviews. Adult language at the link.

2/28/2017 02:00:00 AM

Monday, February 27, 2017

(2/27/2017 06:03:00 PM) - Al

I wonder if any hate crimes actually happened.

2/27/2017 06:03:00 PM

(2/27/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Fight like a girl.

The days of sitting back and accepting the bad behavior of the left is over.

2/27/2017 04:00:00 PM

(2/27/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Why are liberal college campuses such a corrupt bastion of racial and gender discrimination?

2/27/2017 03:00:00 PM

(2/27/2017 02:31:00 PM) - Al

It's exhausting being unhappy all the time, blaming others is all they got.

2/27/2017 02:31:00 PM

(2/27/2017 02:15:00 PM) - Al

Carbs are empty calories that do nothing* except provide profits for those manufacturing them. Our government provides huge subsidies for those growing them. They also had cereal and processed grains at the top of the food chart for many years until many laughed at them.

The only thing I find funnier is the way so many "foodies" incorporate "organic honey" and "pure sugar" into recipes, while they mock corn syrup and artificial sweeteners (that contain almost zero calories and digestible carbs).

It's not about health, it's about the money trail.

*Yes, they taste really good too.

2/27/2017 02:15:00 PM

(2/27/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

As we say in the south, if a Girl Scout egged your house, would you buy cookies from her?--Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on the president not going to the WH Correspondent's Dinner

Amen.  I admit, I find it very funny that the old media that tears down the president at every opportunity is pouting he'd not going to be there. Talk about out of touch. 


2/27/2017 01:00:00 PM

(2/27/2017 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Holding a "let's complain" session might be enough to lure in the gullible old media, but Paul Ryan got 65% of the vote last comparison, Reagan got 59% in the 1984 presidential election that is considered a landslide of monumental proportion.

They just don't get it. Voting is what's important, not self important wasting time.

Remember how they wasted all that money on the Walker recall? And were met by an apathetic public that happily showed up and voted for fiscal responsibility in greater numbers than before? All the loud complaining? All the insistence that Walker was very unpopular?

What does that remind you of?

2/27/2017 12:00:00 PM

(2/27/2017 10:53:00 AM) - Al

I've been suggesting this for about 30 years, so this is one of the most pleasant developments I've seen in ages.

As many have pointed out, thus far, one of the most astounding accomplishments of the Trump presidency is the sudden concern of the left and the old media (but, I repeat myself) about government spending.

2/27/2017 10:53:00 AM

(2/27/2017 10:43:00 AM) - Al

When they go broke, I hope they don't come running to DC for help.

2/27/2017 10:43:00 AM

(2/27/2017 10:40:00 AM) - Al

Totally serious here: If only 18% of the country was optimistic about the future in July and now 40% are (WSJ/NBC poll), that's news, right?

Nope. Not if it's positive.

Expect a plethora of file footage on the homeless and hungry, after dusting it off since it was not run for 8 years.

2/27/2017 10:40:00 AM

(2/27/2017 10:37:00 AM) - Al

This confirms what I have often said...fewer are insured now than were before Obamacare went into effect.

And unless you are all but broke, and probably qualify under the Medicaid portion anyway, you're paying a lot more for lesser coverage.

Other than that...

2/27/2017 10:37:00 AM

(2/27/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

What if your address determined the quality of your grocery store?

This is the world the anti school choice people want. Not because it's good for the kids...because it's good for the unions.

Ponder that.

2/27/2017 09:00:00 AM

(2/27/2017 08:00:00 AM) - Al

You get the feeling the hysterics and silliness will soon become much more subdued, as I've seen a dozen or so pieces in the past week or so which mirrored this one, and, dare I say, what I've been saying since the day after the election.

That said, as long as the old media continues to attack, many on the left will feel free to do so as well. But soon, common sense would say, the party itself will realize their missteps and begin to focus on 2018 and 2020.


2/27/2017 08:00:00 AM

(2/27/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al

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2/27/2017 01:30:00 AM

Sunday, February 26, 2017

(2/26/2017 09:00:00 PM) - Al

Keep reading on FB and Twitter that Netflix is down. That said, we must be special, because we've been watching Fuller House for hours with no problems.

Clean living my friends.

2/26/2017 09:00:00 PM

(2/26/2017 07:54:00 PM) - Al

This is how they treat fellow lefties, imagine how they'd be to us on the right.

2/26/2017 07:54:00 PM

(2/26/2017 07:28:00 PM) - Al

I've seen a lot today about boycotting the Oscars tonight.

I've been boycotting them for about 2-3 decades. I guess I was ahead of my time. Saving Private Ryan losing to some piece of crap was the last straw for myself, though I rarely paid much attention even before that.

2/26/2017 07:28:00 PM

(2/26/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Just when you think Hillary is as disliked as any woman out there, Chelsea kicks her in the shin and sprints out to a small lead.

There are too many money quotes to cut and paste, but it's tough to resist these two:

---“I’m sorry, I don’t talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately,” Chelsea said. “Even though I think you’re cute.”

The interrogator? A 9-year-old “kid reporter” from Scholastic News.

 ---Chelsea is regarded as an overeducated underachiever. “It bothers the s—t out of me that everyone thinks she’s the greatest thing since sliced bread,” one ex-associate told Daniel Halper, author of “Clinton Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “She’s never had a [real] job. She’s been in college for 12 years.”

Late last year, leaked emails from Bill Clinton’s longtime aide Doug Band underscored that sentiment. “She is acting like a spoiled brat kid who has nothing else to do but create issues … because she, as she has said, hasn’t found her way and has a lack of focus in her life.”

Forgive me for being giddy at the possibility of having Chelsea become an unofficial spokesperson of the left. 

Of course, those that think it could never happen, all it would take in New York is for her to make a deal with the party, and I doubt any mere citizen would bother running against her, because they'd be told not to. And in NYC, the GOP often does not bother running candidates for many offices, so the only campaigning would be the primary.

2/26/2017 04:00:00 PM

(2/26/2017 03:14:00 PM) - Al

I assume many of the storm chasers that took part in this tribute became stormchasers because of Twister.

2/26/2017 03:14:00 PM

(2/26/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Bad things often happen to bad people.

Hard to believe no employer wants to take a chance on someone who lies infinitely. Most employers, because they're old meanies, prefer hiring honest people.

2/26/2017 03:00:00 PM

(2/26/2017 02:37:00 PM) - Al

Brewers have hired a second bullpen catcher, former minor leaguer Robinzon Diaz. Joins Marcus Hanel.--JS

I would assume this is directly related to having a Spanish speaker in the bullpen at all times to go over scouting reports and strategery.  

2/26/2017 02:37:00 PM

(2/26/2017 02:28:00 PM) - Al

One of my pet peeves-fans are paying increasingly high prices for spring training tickets and are not seeing regular lineup players. Not fair.--Bernie Pleskoff

1. The free market works...if the fans were unhappy, they would not buy the tickets.

2. Does this scout really want regular players to be "forced" to play a few innings in meaningless exhibitions. Is 162 games not long enough to test their durability? 


2/26/2017 02:28:00 PM

(2/26/2017 02:13:00 PM) - Al

Ron Roenicke told us yesterday that Jett Bandy can really throw. We just saw it for the first time as Ethier is out trying to steal second.--Adam,

That doesn't mean he's accurate, but good to hear, especially since we got kind of spoiled watching Maldy and Lucroy the past few seasons.

2/26/2017 02:13:00 PM

(2/26/2017 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Once again, Sarah Palin was right.

Nothing I find funnier than the left insisting supply and demand isn't important, and then scratching their heads when the free market does the opposite of what they wanted.

Hard to believe the greatest firearms salesman of all time could misread the public.

2/26/2017 02:00:00 PM

(2/26/2017 01:35:00 PM) - Al

I was promised celebrities would stop passing away once 2016 ended...

Bill Paxton was in many movies, including two of my "watch again and again" favorites, Twister and Apollo 13. Hard to believe he was 61.

EDIT: Forgot he was in True Lies, which the Rambling wife makes fun of me for how often I watch it. I had no idea he was in Titanic, which I have never seen from beginning to end.

2/26/2017 01:35:00 PM

(2/26/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Why did Michael Jordan never talk politics?

Because Republicans buy shoes too.

When you proudly take a side and say, "If they don't like it, they don't have to shop here," don't be surprised when they don't.

2/26/2017 01:00:00 PM

(2/26/2017 12:34:00 PM) - Al

Gee, I don't know why us rubes are doubting the sky is falling environmentalists...

I'm not the only one who has noticed the world is always a few years. And the only way to save the planet? Taking more of our money. You know a group has zero credibility when nothing makes them more mad than pointing out what they've said in the past, and that they were completely off base.

If you like your health care plan, you can keep your plan...

2/26/2017 12:34:00 PM

(2/26/2017 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Math tests through the years.

It's funny because it's true.

2/26/2017 10:30:00 AM

(2/26/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Funny, this seems to go against everything the old media and the left (but I repeat myself) has been saying the past several decades.

2/26/2017 09:00:00 AM

(2/26/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

To the New York Times, all it takes to be a hero is to hate the USA.

2/26/2017 05:00:00 AM

(2/26/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Not satire, though it reads like it is. It reminds me of Jerry making fun of Uncle Leo on the fake Tonight Show for thinking everyone was against him because of his Jewish heritage.

This is why Republicans keep winning.

2/26/2017 01:30:00 AM

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