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Thursday, June 29, 2017

(6/29/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Sssshhhh. Keep this under your hat. We don't want anyone to know what a failure Obamacare is.

We're spending all this time worrying about 9M of our 350M citizens, most of which would save money with free market coverage. It is so sad how no one has the guts to simply stop wasting money on 2.5% of the public and explain the math.


6/29/2017 09:30:00 AM



(6/29/2017 06:30:00 AM) - Al

Why do government schools fail?

Because the government (and unions) are only interested in job security and money. Teaching kids? That just gets in the way. Read the link and shake your head at the selfish behavior. Fire them all and never look back.


6/29/2017 06:30:00 AM



(6/29/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

They wrote their own obit.

That's a shame.


6/29/2017 05:00:00 AM



(6/29/2017 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Only in DC would raising spending by less be referred to as a "cut." Since the old media are stooges that make stuff up, the president points it out.

They wanna see cuts, they should elect me king. I'd cut everything 10% across the board my first couple years, and then I'd really get serious. The liberal tears that would follow would be my greatest triumph.


6/29/2017 03:00:00 AM



(6/29/2017 01:41:00 AM) - Al

Adam feels Jorge Lopez will get the call to ensure the bullpen does not get overworked. Lopez is at AA in part because of his troubles with his breaking ball at altitude.

Unlike Hader, who is working out of the bullpen to conserve innings, Lopez's move to relief is expected to stick, as he has struggled with length and his secondary offerings.



6/29/2017 01:41:00 AM



(6/29/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Fact check: True.

They tried to change things, and now they're upset that things changed. Heh.


6/29/2017 12:30:00 AM


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

(6/28/2017 10:30:00 PM) - Al

He doesn't speak in silly code like "revenue enhancements" and that is strange for DC. It's the future though.


6/28/2017 10:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 10:15:00 PM) - Al

Arcia just ran too close to 2B. That was a nice call, poor execution.


6/28/2017 10:15:00 PM



(6/28/2017 07:24:00 PM) - Al

Blazek has continued to pitch nicely in AAA, a 3 ERA in Colorado Springs is probably a 3 ERA in the majors, but he will have to be put on the 40 man, and remember, he can't be sent down either.

I was surprised he made it through waivers once, and I bet there are a couple teams that thought about it kicking themselves ever since.

Depending on how long Espino goes tonight and the team's long term plan for him, the Crew might DL Anderson and send Espino down after the game, and replenish with an arm and a position player.


6/28/2017 07:24:00 PM



(6/28/2017 06:47:00 PM) - Al

Guerra missed time after an injury while batting and now Anderson. Even moreso, it's a really tough blow when it's your SP with the best numbers on the season.

This will be a test of the depth to be certain.


6/28/2017 06:47:00 PM



(6/28/2017 03:50:00 PM) - Al

No matter how many games they cost their team, they will never admit they are hurt. It's embarrassing.


6/28/2017 03:50:00 PM



(6/28/2017 03:30:00 PM) - Al

New motto: We're not fake all the time, only when we want to lie.

OK, maybe keep working on it.


6/28/2017 03:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 02:30:00 PM) - Al

CA is so backasswards, they're paying other states to take their excess electricity.



6/28/2017 02:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Ted Cruz patiently explained why Obamacare would never work, and every word he said has come true.

Much like Trump, Dems insist he's a blithering idiot. They get very tired of him being right all the time.

Must be bad luck.:)


6/28/2017 02:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 01:46:00 PM) - Al

I know I say this often...Meghan is 100% correct.

There's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women.--Madeline Albright

Unless you're a conservative, and then, they hope you just die. 


6/28/2017 01:46:00 PM



(6/28/2017 01:30:00 PM) - Al

I have been assured many times that illegals never vote and it's impossible to cheat on welfare.

So, this must be in error




6/28/2017 01:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 01:24:00 PM) - Al

He is probably right, though Serena's power makes me think she might be the exception and be able to compete and be competitive (though that might still be #150-200), rarely winning a singles match. However, no other woman would be able to do much more than lose 6-0, 6-1 most days.

Years ago, Chris Evert was asked about this, and she just laughed. She said her brother, who was a teaching pro and not even ranked on the men's side, used to beat her all the time when she was ranked #1 and #2 in the world.


6/28/2017 01:24:00 PM



(6/28/2017 01:17:00 PM) - Al

As long as it's a liberal guy yelling at a conservative woman, no one cares at all.


6/28/2017 01:17:00 PM



(6/28/2017 12:43:00 PM) - Al

Final Marquette poll before the election had Trump at 40% in WI.

Today's poll has him at a 41% approval in WI.

No one wants to admit it, but that's progress.


6/28/2017 12:43:00 PM



(6/28/2017 12:35:00 PM) - Al

About time.

No one was ever turned down for a work permit, it was the dictionary definition of meaningless paperwork.


6/28/2017 12:35:00 PM



(6/28/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Notice the government didn't do anything...they'll only help those that don't bother working.

Think how many people could be helped if they quit trying to "spread the wealth" and allowed those that earn it to keep more of their money. Why do you think they eliminated the tax credit for charitable contributions?

They want the only assistance to come from DC. Buying votes, one sad dependent, lost cause at a time.


6/28/2017 12:30:00 PM



(6/28/2017 12:22:00 PM) - Al

Nothing more refreshing than when Dems gets caught telling the truth.


6/28/2017 12:22:00 PM



(6/28/2017 12:03:00 PM) - Al

The College World Series ended last night.

I never knew it had begun.

Quite a marketing powerhouse that ESPN is.


6/28/2017 12:03:00 PM



(6/28/2017 11:52:00 AM) - Al

It is not a coincidence that the bullpen improvement coincided with longer outings by the rotation. I still feel they should have cut down to 7 relievers as long as they have Suter and Espino free to go up and down.


6/28/2017 11:52:00 AM



(6/28/2017 11:36:00 AM) - Al

Cubs seem mighty caught up with themselves. Some folks can handle success, some folks can't.

I mention this often, but when was the last time the Brewers had an issue like this? Astounding really.


6/28/2017 11:36:00 AM



(6/28/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Some folks make excuses. Strong conservatives lead and push the losers out of the way.


6/28/2017 11:30:00 AM



(6/28/2017 11:28:00 AM) - Al

I assume this is one of those "make a trade and watch the free agents follow" type of deals, but the Clippers just rebuilt themselves in one swoop, and HOU got a short window with a 32 year old who has missed about 25% of the games his team has played the past 6 years.

I'm a big fan of Beverley, and considering he's younger, cheaper, and healthier, consider Paul a slight upgrade. Add in Williams, Dekker, and a 1st round pick, wow.


6/28/2017 11:28:00 AM



(6/28/2017 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Friend of Ramblings Delainey wrote this highlighting the failures of Obamacare...and to her credit, did so in a piece you can read in a few minutes.

This is what the Dems proudly insist is the finest thing ever created.


6/28/2017 10:30:00 AM



(6/28/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

To be fair, this is what happens when one party's understanding of economics is to think supply and demand can be ignored when you don't like the results.


6/28/2017 09:00:00 AM



(6/28/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Serious question for Rambling readers, as we are quite curious.

Our TV and cable box are plugged into an outlet in our living room upstairs. Several times, when one of us has walked out of the upstairs bathroom, when we reach over and shut off the light (and often, the exhaust fan too), the TV "pauses" for a half second or second. The audio cuts out, and the screen goes gray also...and then it returns. I have never noticed a "pause" like this when replaying something taped on the DVR. so I assume it's a TV thing.

Since it has happened a few times, we have began to try and "make it happen" but have never had success. We can flip off the bathroom light until we develop a callous, and it never affects the TV. The light switch does have a GFCI (that annoying thing that safeguards against you dying from dropping a hair dryer into a sink with water) on it, but we've tested that and no connection. The Rambling son took a look and it does not seem like the bathroom and the living room share a circuit breaker, not that you would expect them to, nor has either ever "popped" to our knowledge in 15 years here.

Thoughts? Ideas? Is something going to explode?

And please save the Bigfoot, ghostly hauntings, tinfoil hat government conspiracy stuff. Shut off CNN and go get help.

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6/28/2017 09:00:00 AM



(6/28/2017 07:30:00 AM) - Al

It's different when they do it.

I'd replace the press briefing with a 9-10 page recap of the most boring political crap on the planet. Why not? They just report made up stuff anyway. The hell with them.


6/28/2017 07:30:00 AM



(6/28/2017 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Trump knows when they're lying, because he is with himself almost all the time.

The irony is, when they get caught, the left retorts by saying, "How dare he accuse us of lying when we are!"

The rubes notice.


6/28/2017 04:00:00 AM



(6/28/2017 02:05:00 AM) - Al

I stopped at the neighborhood "I only need a couple things" grocery store today because I knew I was low on bagged lettuce (why yes, yes I am hellishly cool). I knew the Rambling son, who does not yet share the low metabolism curse, had been sans ice cream for a while, and sure enough, it was on sale for 2 for $4. Me being a rube sheep in flyover country, I bought 2, even though I assume one would have rung up as $2. The selection was pretty picked over, so I just grabbed a couple of the "dark chocolate" flavor as his tastes are as simple as my own.

He opened one tonight, so I tried a bite, as did the Rambling wife. Oh my. Rich ice cream with rich dark cocoa taste, just like a bag of Dove chocolates or those spendy brands that are 72% cocoa, almost more bitter than sweet.

It was so yummy, one could easily sit down with a spoon and the carton and wonder what the hell happened a half hour later when you notice 75% of it is gone.



6/28/2017 02:05:00 AM



(6/28/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Sigh.

She's rich too.


6/28/2017 02:00:00 AM


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

(6/27/2017 09:00:00 PM) - Al

Tylenol with codeine treated as a narcotic in USA.

Sold OTC in Canada.

We're in the very best of hands.


6/27/2017 09:00:00 PM



(6/27/2017 07:36:00 PM) - Al

Bandy with a grand slam at AAA.

If only the Crew played at altitude and faced minor league pitching, this would be an easy game.


6/27/2017 07:36:00 PM



(6/27/2017 07:00:00 PM) - Al

First of all, it's working perfectly as planned.

It's easy when you design something to fail. It works even when it doesn't.


6/27/2017 07:00:00 PM



(6/27/2017 06:12:00 PM) - Al

GOP finally doing a better job pointing out Obamacare losing insureds left and right now that it is legal not to have it.

As I pointed out earlier, Scott Adams has pointed out the old media keeps proclaiming these plans are "failures" because the CBO says they will insure fewer.

1. The CBO is clueless, Obamacare only covers half what the CBO predicted. They are politically motivated bureaucrats, and they lean left.

2. If you judge a plan on how many are covered, obviously no GOP plan will be "as good" because it does not mandate citizens buy it. Freedom is good, despite what the left would have you believe.


6/27/2017 06:12:00 PM



(6/27/2017 05:49:00 PM) - Al

Grilli's velocity is actually up a bit from LY, but he has struggled like KRod, with the HR ball. Another candidate for a minor league, make good contract.

KRod does sign with the Nats, but has an opt out in two weeks.


6/27/2017 05:49:00 PM



(6/27/2017 05:23:00 PM) - Al


Sarah Huckabee kicks ass and takes names.

Old media left licking their wounds and very unhappy someone is telling it like it is. I must admit, them being offended at the term "fake news" when the NY Times and CNN have both been caught many times reporting complete fiction is hilarious.


6/27/2017 05:23:00 PM



(6/27/2017 04:31:00 PM) - Al

CNN is unhappy that their years of fictional news has come back to haunt them.

That's a shame.


6/27/2017 04:31:00 PM



(6/27/2017 02:47:00 PM) - Al

It wasn't even about health coverage. All about changing the culture, making the government responsible for not only providing insurance, but paying for it.

By the way, the CBO's recap of the bill was phenomenal for most of us, as it will lower the average premium while reducing the deficit $320M.  As Scott Adams pointed out, the old media insists on judging a bill by how many are covered, and to be honest, it's a false narrative...if you do not make it mandatory to have coverage, that darn freedom will lead many people to simple decide to hope for the best, or that the math does not work if you are healthy, young, have few assets, or a several of those things.


6/27/2017 02:47:00 PM



(6/27/2017 02:20:00 PM) - Al

Unexpectedly.

Who would have thought if you artificially raise expenses businesses would look to cut expenses elsewhere?

Damn puzzling.


6/27/2017 02:20:00 PM



(6/27/2017 02:17:00 PM) - Al

Crew decides to stick with 13 pitchers, Nick Franklin DFA'd. We will see if he clears waivers and is able to be outrighted.

40 man is now at 39.


6/27/2017 02:17:00 PM



(6/27/2017 06:30:00 AM) - Al

They have always been Abortion Inc.

They still are.


6/27/2017 06:30:00 AM



(6/27/2017 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The irony? Most of us regular joes would prefer peanut butter and jelly or bologna to the fancy smancy "herb" stuff now served.


6/27/2017 04:00:00 AM



(6/27/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

The hell you say.

Who woulda thunk it?


6/27/2017 02:00:00 AM


Monday, June 26, 2017

(6/26/2017 10:50:00 PM) - Al

Brinson homers back in Colorado Springs. He was right on the ball in his last dozen PA's, and hit many line drives and deep fly balls, but nothing was falling in.

He'll be back, probably as early as later this season or in 2018 to be sure. I would expect Stearns to gauge the market for Broxton and Santana in the offseason, as they will be near peak value as "proven" players and with several years of team control remaining, with OF replacements are a plenty in the system. I don't think I've ever seen a team with 4 OF's at AAA that will undoubtedly have major league careers, though Wren is likely a reserve type in the bigs due to his lack of power.


6/26/2017 10:50:00 PM



(6/26/2017 08:29:00 PM) - Al

I have pointed this out many times.

It worked better than the current option, and only affected those who had a problem, as opposed to everyone.


6/26/2017 08:29:00 PM



(6/26/2017 06:22:00 PM) - Al

Crew sign 2nd round pick, $50K under slot.

Dubon and Derby sent up to AAA.


6/26/2017 06:22:00 PM



(6/26/2017 01:24:00 PM) - Al




What did Reagan say? The loss of freedom is just a generation away. It goes quick. That's why we have elections regularly.


6/26/2017 01:24:00 PM



(6/26/2017 01:14:00 PM) - Al

Bill Bennett wonders on Outnumbered if the GOP should just allow Obamacare to continue, as it will fail and before it does, go through a painful death spiral of increasing premiums, people losing coverage, and doctors refusing care.

Kennedy points out how Obamacare has fallen apart in just 3-4 years, and imagine what would happen in 30. No one wants the responsibility for it. Even Obama is backing away from it now that he's out of office, saying "they should work to improve it" after it being hailed as a savior. We all know the left won't put out a fire at a puppy shelter without looking at the polling numbers first, and while Obamacare has actually gained popularity as it becomes apparent it's on its death bed, it remains hugely unpopular.


6/26/2017 01:14:00 PM



(6/26/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

They are a parody of themselves.

Pride is wonderful to have, but their "pride" is only for selfish reasons. Ask them if a GOP group could march with them, and you'll see they have some of the most unaccepting people on the planet.

Because shut up.


6/26/2017 01:00:00 PM



(6/26/2017 12:35:00 PM) - Al

KRod in talks with Nationals.


6/26/2017 12:35:00 PM



(6/26/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Hustler criticized for cover model wearing too much fabric. Exaggerated subject matter intended, because Ramblings does that.

A lot.

Link may not be suitable for work. That said, if I got upset at stuff others do, I would be upset A LOT.


6/26/2017 10:00:00 AM



(6/26/2017 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I cleaned plenty of toilets back when I worked retail. I delivered pizzas for 5 years as a younger fella too.

Of course, I'm not racist either.




6/26/2017 08:00:00 AM



(6/26/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

First visit to message board in a couple weeks.

First topic...ads played during Brewers' game*.

See ya in a month.


*I will say this though, those of you that see the Ascension Health ads, that dark haired gal talking to the doc, kickboxing...almost makes me want to go to the gym.

Almost. 


6/26/2017 05:30:00 AM



(6/26/2017 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Heh. Newsweek thinks Washington is "on edge" due to a SCOTUS seat opening up.

1. I think they misspelled "liberals."

2. Poor old media, thinking this is what concerns folks. Most folks are wondering about the weather over the 4th of July. Elections have consequences. The court will likely move a bit to the right, and since Hank Reid insisted on changing the rules, there's nothing the Dems can do about it. It's a 5 minute Social Studies lesson, wrapped up in a long winded "sky is falling" (yet again) pretense.




6/26/2017 03:00:00 AM


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