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Thursday, April 27, 2017

(4/27/2017 09:07:00 PM) - Al

My season long insistence that Matthew Dellavedova was a wonderful addition and a gritty, tough defender finally paid off. If everyone played as tough as Delly, and made the most of their athletic ability.

Nice season and it will interesting to see how many return next year, when the Bucks will not sneak up on anybody.


4/27/2017 09:07:00 PM



(4/27/2017 04:37:00 PM) - Al

True.

When Obama's a god, and every Republican is Hitler, the left is soon to be ignored. They just don't get it.


4/27/2017 04:37:00 PM



(4/27/2017 03:54:00 PM) - Al

I'm confident enough in my manhood to admit, if the person who discovered menthol had a medicinal benefit were to walk into my home right now, I'd kiss them on the lips.

Even if they were ugly.

Sure, it sucks because it goes on cold and then turns hot, leaving you both shivering and sweating, trying to decide if you need an extra blanket or none at all. But it works. Kudos to Aleve and ice packs too, but without the pain relieving power of menthol, life would suck.


4/27/2017 03:54:00 PM



(4/27/2017 03:46:00 PM) - Al

Friend of Ramblings Casey sends along this link about Brewers' trades.

It doesn't go in depth at all, as it fails to take into account trading an acquired player, but many of you will enjoy it.


4/27/2017 03:46:00 PM



(4/27/2017 02:42:00 PM) - Al

Love this.


4/27/2017 02:42:00 PM



(4/27/2017 01:56:00 PM) - Al

Let me edit this for you.

Because she's a Republican, however moderate.


4/27/2017 01:56:00 PM



(4/27/2017 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The best part of Trump's first 100 days? They weren't Hillary's first 100 days.--Crystal Clanton

Amen. 


4/27/2017 01:00:00 AM


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(4/26/2017 08:23:00 PM) - Al

Aleve, Icy Hot, and an ice pack have lowered my back pain to a 7 or 8. No spasms for 30 minutes.

I still recall the Rambling mom in the hospital for some sort of infection, at least a half decade before her passing. Laying on her back was causing her pain, so she kept asking if she could roll over on her side. No one would let her do that without a doctor's permission. Finally, the doc showed up and said he heard her back was bothering her, and asked on a scale of 1-10 how much pain she was in. Her reply?

I don't know, 12 or 13 I guess.

He let her move onto her side.  


4/26/2017 08:23:00 PM



(4/26/2017 07:08:00 PM) - Al

Just got up from a nap, took me about 15 minutes to get out of bed...back pain knocked me down several times before finally accomplishing it. I would not wish this on anyone.






4/26/2017 07:08:00 PM



(4/26/2017 04:30:00 PM) - Al

A Facebook friend of mine posted this, as it is his cousin. If you are able and care to, might be a fine place to make a donation.


4/26/2017 04:30:00 PM



(4/26/2017 04:11:00 PM) - Al

Jeff Levering talked about this article about Jacob Barnes as a "surprise" in 2017 when I was picking up the Rambling son today.

Always fun to see who did not pay attention last year, as Barnes was very good when healthy in '16 as well.


4/26/2017 04:11:00 PM



(4/26/2017 04:07:00 PM) - Al

No wonder ESPN was bleeding cash. They had dozens of people on the payroll I've never heard of, and these are reporters and such, not behind the scenes people.

No word if they will continue to move left even more...though they might well be up against the wall now.


4/26/2017 04:07:00 PM



(4/26/2017 03:53:00 PM) - Al

Thames left with hammy tightness, he's been bothered by that previously running the bases (per me, not CC). Hopefully, 48 hours off will assist in his recovery. Probably get treatment today and 1 or 2 times before the game FRI.




4/26/2017 03:53:00 PM



(4/26/2017 01:37:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if he did not believe a word he said.

Meghan McCain and Trish Regan could barely contain their glee on Outnumbered, as they said while they are both red blooded capitalists who has no problem with people making money (my feelings exactly), the Dems have complained about this for decades, and to see their hero, their god; taking cash, windsurfing with billionaires, and going against everything he said while in office.

What's he gonna say? I hate you people, but I need the Benjamins.--Meghan McCain imagining Obama's Wall Street speech

After 8 years of an administration that did not have an economic plan, this is just what we've been hoping for.--Trish Regan, on tax cuts

That legacy is fading painfully quickly.


4/26/2017 01:37:00 PM



(4/26/2017 01:20:00 PM) - Al

A one page outline of new tax plan goals.

One page.

I love it because I know the left will hate it.


4/26/2017 01:20:00 PM



(4/26/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Huge tax cut and Freedom Caucus agrees to support revised health care plan.

One almost would think that Trump has been making deals for decades.

EDIT: And ESPN has had to get rid of 100 people because they moved so far left they are losing millions.

Still not tired of winning.

EDIT 2: Standard deduction doubled! Corporate rate lowered to 15%!

It's a great day to be an American taxpayer. 


4/26/2017 01:00:00 PM



(4/26/2017 12:00:00 PM) - Al

So, is it wrong my first thought was "That looks like some good eating?"


4/26/2017 12:00:00 PM



(4/26/2017 11:15:00 AM) - Al

Remember when any criticism of Obama was met with a response of "That's racist?""

This is basically what Dean is saying. The left, almost without exception, bases arguments on emotion, not facts or logic. Hence, their continued adoration of all things socialist, despite a lack of any real world success.

Or, the continued talking point, whatever problem is set aside in front of them, of "But what about the children?!?" Or that the California "drought" was caused by climate change, despite history being littered with 5-10 year dry spells in the past century. Or that the current heavy precipitation is caused by...wait for it...climate change.


4/26/2017 11:15:00 AM



(4/26/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Patriotism is never controversial.

It is, however, damaging to the liberals' cause. Hence, why the school tried to block it.


4/26/2017 08:30:00 AM



(4/26/2017 07:00:00 AM) - Al

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


4/26/2017 07:00:00 AM



(4/26/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

I know about 1M guys who would have paid to do this every day.


4/26/2017 05:30:00 AM



(4/26/2017 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Preach it Rand.

Considering 45% of the citizens pay no income tax at all (more than that when you consider illegals and those who work for cash), it's time to "share the wealth" with those paying all the bills.


4/26/2017 03:30:00 AM



(4/26/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al




It works until they run out of other people's money.

If you think something is expensive now, wait until it's free.

The irony is, they're always surprised when it fails...as it has every time since time began. But the next time, we'll do it right. 


4/26/2017 01:30:00 AM


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

(4/25/2017 09:01:00 PM) - Al

I'm not surprised at all Thames is hitting. If all his HR's were doubles, my Adam Lind comparison would be looking genius. That said, I don't think I said it on air, but I had in my notes I thought he'd hit 20-25 HR's and a lot of doubles.

Looks like I may have underestimated his ceiling a bit.


4/25/2017 09:01:00 PM



(4/25/2017 06:50:00 PM) - Al

Gunkel has a very good BB/K ratio , low HR/9, and a good ground ball rate. He would seem to fit the Stearns "type."


4/25/2017 06:50:00 PM



(4/25/2017 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Indiana Jones: Get Off My Lawn!

I think they'll run out of ways to have him shake his cane angrily.


4/25/2017 06:30:00 PM



(4/25/2017 04:54:00 PM) - Al

Move a little further left, ESPN.

That's a shame. And since they've already rid themselves of their conservatives, guess who's next?


4/25/2017 04:54:00 PM



(4/25/2017 04:16:00 PM) - Al

Yep.

They fail to understand if discrimination is legal against whites, it will soon be legal against everyone.


4/25/2017 04:16:00 PM



(4/25/2017 02:34:00 PM) - Al

A wise man has said something similar.

When they've been wrong for half a century and every idea requires more cash from the successful, you'd think folks would figure out it's just simple income redistribution at some point.

They hate the free market because it works. 




4/25/2017 02:34:00 PM



(4/25/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

When $2B in cash just isn't strong enough leadership...


4/25/2017 12:30:00 PM



(4/25/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Why do they hate free speech so?

Money quote: You see, the words “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech” were too expansive for liberals’ tastes because they prevented Congress from making laws abridging the freedom of speech. 

It's not funny because it's true. 


4/25/2017 10:00:00 AM



(4/25/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Jenny McCarthy is sitting somewhere saying, "500K kids in Africa? So?"

Of course, back when they used DDT, it was a fraction of that. We've probably lost about 50M in the past 3+ decades because of the asinine, shortsighted banning of DDT.




4/25/2017 09:00:00 AM



(4/25/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

I admit, I can't say I'm that stressed either.


4/25/2017 05:30:00 AM



(4/25/2017 03:00:00 AM) - Al

It's different when they do it.

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


4/25/2017 03:00:00 AM



(4/25/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

The underlings begin their own apology tour.

So afraid of offending bad guys, he offended the American public. Turns out, not all of us are the rubes they took us for, clinging to our guns and religion.


4/25/2017 12:30:00 AM


Monday, April 24, 2017

(4/24/2017 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Walking back into the living room, my lower back suddenly spasmed. I paused a sec and it kind of slipped back into place. However, as I sat, it continued to hurt, so I gutted it out, walking to the bathroom and putting on a pain patch.

I don't recall the exact day I got old...but it sure must have happened a while back.


4/24/2017 08:00:00 PM



(4/24/2017 06:08:00 PM) - Al

Still with the empty threats.

The more things change...


4/24/2017 06:08:00 PM



(4/24/2017 04:28:00 PM) - Al

Arcia has not made an error for 42 games.

Loretta was surehanded, but lacked range...can't say that about Arcia.


4/24/2017 04:28:00 PM



(4/24/2017 04:18:00 PM) - Al

For those keeping track, these sanctions are for the chemical weapons that Rice, Obama, and Kerry insisted Syria did not have, because they're smarter and more honest than the rest of us.


4/24/2017 04:18:00 PM



(4/24/2017 03:40:00 PM) - Al

Newcastle United has played their way back into the English Premier League by finishing in the top 2 in the regular season of the Sky Bet Championship, after being relegated last season.

I realize this means nothing to just about everyone, but as a proud Magpie fan, I can look forward to watching them next year on the NBC Sports Network on SAT/SUN mornings (or, when I get up after DVRing them).


4/24/2017 03:40:00 PM



(4/24/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Imagine the disappointment all over the USA when nerdy, plain looking white guys found out Serena Williams is engaged to a nerdy, plain looking white guy...and they still are out of luck.


4/24/2017 03:00:00 PM



(4/24/2017 02:17:00 PM) - Al

Obama was too busy leading from behind to...ask.

Most intelligent? Whatever you say.


4/24/2017 02:17:00 PM



(4/24/2017 01:51:00 PM) - Al

I believe this moment will be remembered as the moment the Times tried to move further to the left yet found themselves up against a mythical but real far left wall of "what the hell are you talking about?"


4/24/2017 01:51:00 PM



(4/24/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Her crap doesn't play well in the USA either.

Except to those who are too afraid to point out she's a lying white person for fear of being called a racist.


4/24/2017 01:00:00 PM



(4/24/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Does anyone ever actually buy no-show socks that don't slip under your heel when you're walking?--Dana Perino

Nope. I've had the next size up, usually called "ankle" socks slip, though I've always just blamed on my size 12 feet.


4/24/2017 11:00:00 AM



(4/24/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if a half century of lies, exaggerations, and sky is falling rhetoric, none of which has come to fruition whatsoever, has hurt their cause.

The boy who cried wolf wonders why they keep doing this.


4/24/2017 09:00:00 AM



(4/24/2017 06:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying all hate crimes are fake.

I am saying, however, that when you remove all the fake ones, the amount remaining is either zero or very close in proximity to zero.

Unexpectedly.


4/24/2017 06:30:00 AM



(4/24/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Somehow the left twists tax cuts as a "gift to the rich." If we're going to cut taxes, we must cut them for the people who actually PAY them.--Trish Regan

True that. When almost half pay zero, complaining about those that do seems especially selfish.

This is why a sales or consumer tax is vastly superior. Not only is saving and investing rewarded, those who normally avoid taxes suddenly are contributing and have skin in the game...lower income, illegals, drug dealers, those that work "off the books" for cash, and so on. 

If one were cynical, one might believe the reason we do not have more consumer taxes is politicians realize they are more fair, and fairness is not the goal, but sticking it to the successful is.


4/24/2017 05:30:00 AM



(4/24/2017 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Socialists do not understand math. Imagine that.

50% are cheaper than the median, by the way. Should we make housing free?

I suppose all apartments should be above average...


4/24/2017 01:00:00 AM


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