Al's Ramblings



Monday, January 22, 2018

(1/22/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

To the Dems, impeachment is what you do when you lose an election.


1/22/2018 08:00:00 AM



(1/22/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

This seems a bit...coincidental, to say the least.

Heads are gonna roll.


1/22/2018 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, January 21, 2018

(1/21/2018 09:23:00 PM) - Al

Patriots opened as a 6.5-7 point favorite, and have been bet down to 5.5 after 30-60 minutes.


1/21/2018 09:23:00 PM



(1/21/2018 06:31:00 PM) - Al

Reports also floating around the internet that the Crew has officially made an offer to Yu Darvish.


1/21/2018 06:31:00 PM



(1/21/2018 05:58:00 PM) - Al

Brewers close to making a trade, per Crasnick.

They've been talking to the White Sox, per Jerry?

Nate Jones? Soria? 

More as needed.




1/21/2018 05:58:00 PM



(1/21/2018 04:13:00 PM) - Al

Ditto.


1/21/2018 04:13:00 PM



(1/21/2018 04:01:00 PM) - Al

School already cancelled for tomorrow here. 6-10 inches of snow forecast per TV, 8 per Weather Underground.

The Rambling wife insists she's going to therapy and work...I may have to put my foot down. We have the Joel Osteen arrangement...she makes all the small decisions, I make all the big ones.

Still waiting for the first "big one" to need to be made...but we've only been married 20 years, so...


1/21/2018 04:01:00 PM



(1/21/2018 03:52:00 PM) - Al

Ironic.


1/21/2018 03:52:00 PM



(1/21/2018 03:44:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

College students routinely got draft deferments. Some got more than 4.Not sure why this is an issue 50 years later.


1/21/2018 03:44:00 PM



(1/21/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if private business steps up when government fails.


1/21/2018 02:00:00 PM



(1/21/2018 01:57:00 PM) - Al

The worst case scenario that we have wondered about?

It may be even worse.


1/21/2018 01:57:00 PM



(1/21/2018 01:42:00 PM) - Al

This is why the rubes have lost faith in the FBI.

And to be honest, DC in general.


1/21/2018 01:42:00 PM



(1/21/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Thus far in the playoffs, I'm 6-2, which is tied for 2nd place out of 94 tracked at NFL Pickwatch.

I got the Vikings and the Patriots this week.

By the way, those of you that took the Saints last week, I don't know what you were thinking.:)


1/21/2018 01:00:00 PM


Saturday, January 20, 2018

(1/20/2018 05:11:00 PM) - Al

Giannis to miss next 2 games, part of long term plan to keep him as healthy as possible.

It sounds almost identical to what the Brewers have done with Braun. Given that Giannis is 22 and his knee issue has no name, it seems strange, but I assume they know exactly what they're doing.


1/20/2018 05:11:00 PM



(1/20/2018 04:47:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, Jon's dumb as a post.


1/20/2018 04:47:00 PM



(1/20/2018 01:46:00 PM) - Al

They will teach marketing classes someday and study how good he is at this.


1/20/2018 01:46:00 PM



(1/20/2018 01:26:00 PM) - Al

We've learned no one denies Haiti is a dump, some folks are just bothered by the fact he said it out loud.

After 8 years of a community organizer informing us "we might need some revenue enhancement" when it came time to take more money from the rubes, those offended by plain talk and the truth have probably ruined their pearls from clutching them so often.


1/20/2018 01:26:00 PM



(1/20/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

100% true.

The world ends every week for the left. It's like a daytime drama.


1/20/2018 01:00:00 PM



(1/20/2018 12:26:00 PM) - Al

The shutdown is directly related to good news like this.


1/20/2018 12:26:00 PM



(1/20/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

More proof I may be the only middle aged white guy not taking uppers, blow, or painkillers.

25 years ago or so, the PA gave me Tylenol with codeine for a painful tonsil infection. I barely knew who I was, and had to go tell my boss at Toys R Us I was in no condition to work.

Since then, I've been given 4 scrips for painkillers, and I've never filled any of them. My goodness, Nyquil makes me loopy. I guess the appeal is lost on me.


1/20/2018 11:00:00 AM



(1/20/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Palin was right again...


1/20/2018 05:30:00 AM



(1/20/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

If Mattis did not exist, we'd have to invent him.


1/20/2018 03:00:00 AM



(1/20/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Oh, come on now.


1/20/2018 12:30:00 AM


Friday, January 19, 2018

(1/19/2018 09:45:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, Bernie is a complete idiot.


1/19/2018 09:45:00 PM



(1/19/2018 09:41:00 PM) - Al

If the Dems are watching social media, people are furious about the military not getting paid, and completely apathetic about the rest of the government shutdown.

Best line?

The government might shut down Friday...just like it does every weekend. 

I do wonder why the military was included...if it's a strategy, it seems shortsighted. If it's because they know the military votes 80% Republican; it seems very shortsighted.


1/19/2018 09:41:00 PM



(1/19/2018 08:56:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if the old media is completely out of touch.


1/19/2018 08:56:00 PM



(1/19/2018 06:42:00 PM) - Al

Wait until that next contract has to be negotiated.

Get woke, go broke.


1/19/2018 06:42:00 PM



(1/19/2018 03:37:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, they don't really believe in anything.


1/19/2018 03:37:00 PM



(1/19/2018 02:26:00 PM) - Al

Patriots opened as a 9 point favorite, now down to 7 or 7.5, depending on the sportsbook. Most feel it is because of the Brady hand injury...or possible injury.


1/19/2018 02:26:00 PM



(1/19/2018 02:16:00 PM) - Al

Crew invites Wren and Orf to spring training, which would seem to be a way of letting them know they are still thought of as 25 man roster possibilities.


1/19/2018 02:16:00 PM



(1/19/2018 01:59:00 PM) - Al

Crew linked to Cobb, Lynn, and Nunez.


1/19/2018 01:59:00 PM



(1/19/2018 01:08:00 PM) - Al

This is pretty much how I feel too, other than the military heroes not being paid.


1/19/2018 01:08:00 PM



(1/19/2018 01:01:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

They think we are incredibly stupid.


1/19/2018 01:01:00 PM



(1/19/2018 12:57:00 PM) - Al

I have a cold heart and do not impress easily, but I must admit, this is genius.


1/19/2018 12:57:00 PM



(1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Top 20 prospects. ("seasonal" age as of July 1, 2018)
1. Lewis Brinson, 24, CF
--Best by far. Mike Cameron is a good comp.
2. Keston Hiura, 22, 2B
--Al he does is hit. Potential to be an all star if he can stay at 2B, solid player at 1B or LF. 
3. Corbin Burnes, 23, SP
--Can't ignore video game like numbers last year. Just toyed with A+/AA hitters.
4. Brandon Woodruff, 25, SP
--Solid debut last year, was almost as good as Burnes in '16.
5. Brett Phillips, 24, CF
--Many gave up on him after a poor '16. Still plenty young. 
6. Corey Ray, 23, CF
--His floor is so high, tough to put him lower than this. 
7. Luis Ortiz, 22, SP
--Very young, so even though he had a pedestrian year in AA, very solid. 
8. Isan Diaz, 22, 2B/SS
--Has a good eye and pop for a middle infielder.
9. Mauricio Dubon, 23, 2B/SS
--Very athletic and getting better every year.
10. Freddy Peralta, 22, P
--Set to explode, excellent velocity, misses bats. 
11. Adrian Houser, 24, SP
--Many have forgotten about him. I have not. Still a true prospect.
12. Monte Harrison, 22, CF
--Arrived on the scene after a struggle, fantastic athlete, will have ups and downs.
13. Jacob Nottingham, 23, C
--Overlooked, catchers always develop slowly. Plenty of time. 
14. Taylor Williams, 26, RP
--Ceiling probably a reliever now, but he will be good if healthy.
15. Trent Grisham (formerly Trent Clark), 21, CF
--Fine athlete, walks a lot. 
16. Lucas Erceg, 23, 3B
--I think he's a bit overrated, but lefty bat with huge power. 
17. Troy Stokes, 22, OF
--Overlooked due to lack of stature (5-8), but has good speed and power. Outperformed Ray and Grisham in '16.
18. Aaron Wilkerson, 29, SP
--Tough to put a fella almost 30 on the list. Never gonna going to be a star, but he gets guys out. 
19. Tristen Lutz, 19, OF
--Very young, but raw power off the charts.
20. KJ Harrison, 21, C/1B
--Doubt if he sticks as a C, might end up as a utility guy solely due to bat. 








1/19/2018 12:00:00 PM



(1/19/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

I would say they do not lean any further right than CNN and the networks lean left.


1/19/2018 10:30:00 AM



(1/19/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

My top 20 prospects might just appear right around noon today.

Might.


1/19/2018 09:00:00 AM



(1/19/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Unexpectedly.


1/19/2018 06:30:00 AM



(1/19/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

They could not be more transparent.


1/19/2018 04:30:00 AM



(1/19/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if the old media just covers what they want and ignores the rest.

Of course, the dude was here for decades and never did a thing as far as starting the path to citizenship, and supposedly used a fictional social security number all these years.

I may have a cold heart, but, that's a damn shame.


1/19/2018 03:00:00 AM



(1/19/2018 01:43:00 AM) - Al

Many wondering as I am...what is in this memo that could be more damaging than what we know?

Only guess I have? Some never Trump folks were involved in payment or making up info, as it has been shown to be, at best, factually inaccurate.

McCain bringing a copy in was strange at best, though meaningless, as others had been seen before. Could that be part of it?



1/19/2018 01:43:00 AM



(1/19/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

This is why the left fought it so.

They knew it would work, and knew it would be popular.


1/19/2018 01:00:00 AM


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