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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(10/18/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

I'm sure they never told Hillary about any of us. Just like Harvey's years of bad behavior...she KNEW NOTHING!!!!


10/18/2017 12:30:00 PM



(10/18/2017 11:32:00 AM) - Al

Note that Bob Mueller either actively covered it up or completely fell asleep at the wheel.

Who is going to investigate the investigator? We knew he was a party hack, but now it appears he is guilty of a massive crime.


10/18/2017 11:32:00 AM



(10/18/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

No, I'm not sure why he needs a Twitter account.

Remember how they stopped talking about the Scalise shooting when they found out it was a Bernie supporter? Not a coincidence.

Remember back when I said the first thing they thought of to blame Trump for was Russia because they had actually been working with them? If this keeps up, Scott Adams will be congratulating me.


10/18/2017 11:30:00 AM



(10/18/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

A wise man has said something similar often.

The more Hillary speaks out against Trump, the better it is. In fact, she should start complimenting him. Things like, "At least he didn't fall down when he said it," or "I agree he needs to get something done. Too bad the only thing he knows about immigrants is how to get them into bed." Hillary, however, has never had a funny thought in her life, except when she thought she was qualified to run for president (though to be fair, she is "qualified" because she's an American over 35...that's all it takes).

The irony is, in her mind, she thinks the citizens that have voted against her twice while voting for two inexperienced guys instead will somehow say, "You know, she's an awful person who laughs at awkward moments and never smiles, but suddenly, I've had a change of heart. Maybe she was right."


10/18/2017 10:00:00 AM



(10/18/2017 09:23:00 AM) - Al

Two things embarrass me about this.

1. They lie. All the time.

2. They're so hopelessly bad at it.


10/18/2017 09:23:00 AM



(10/18/2017 08:55:00 AM) - Al

You stay classy, CNN.

They completely made up a story about Trump having Russian investment connections. They made fun of McCain for not being able to use a computer (his POW injuries make typing impossible or very painful, depending on who you ask). They made fun of Bob Dole because he always carried a pen in his right hand, so people would shake with their left, due to the fact his right hand was damaged in combat.

Just when you think they've hit rock bottom, they manage to get a little more dirt
out of the hole.


10/18/2017 08:55:00 AM



(10/18/2017 08:40:00 AM) - Al

A couple thoughts about calling the families of our fallen heroes:

1. My first thought upon hearing the accusation was "I have to believe they record calls on the official White House line. I bet we will see a transcript eventually." President already hinting that.

2. My second thought? It seems to me that saying someone volunteered to do a dangerous job is a compliment. All of our military take a risk in signing up, as it's a dangerous occupation.

It reminds me of what they say about Army Rangers, how they have to volunteer 3 times...they have to join the Army, then ask (and qualify for) to go to Ranger school, and finally, ask to be a Ranger (anyone can go to Ranger school, if you wish, you can pass and then go back to being a mechanic or any other MOS).

Somehow, if President Trump pointed that out, I assume they would say that was disrespectful as well. Fits the narrative.


10/18/2017 08:40:00 AM



(10/18/2017 07:00:00 AM) - Al

I know I'm in the minority here, but I have no problem with this. Cops don't have to get kicked and hit by anyone, whether it be a 90 year old, 80 pound woman; or a 8 year old, 50 pound youngster.I remember when the Rambling son was a 12 pound baby, and he'd get upset and start swinging his arms and kicking while someone was holding him...guess what? It hurts.

I realize folks insist you can solve every problem with teddy bears and soft voices, but it may not always work that way with infinite amounts of kids. I distinctly recall special ed kids in high school screaming at the top of their lungs and the teacher walking out in the hall followed by the rest of the class. A few minutes later, a principal or male teacher would go in and walk the offending party to the office. What would have happened had the student started punching and kicking? At some point, the police would have been called. 

Is the kid going to be scarred for life being told to behave or he will be punished? I know he's "special," but hitting people has consequences. I see this the same way I do when people tell me prisoners in isolation often struggle with it. Well, they ain't there for their health. They are there to protect the other prisoners and the corrections staff.

You can complain all you want if you agree to live in the concrete box with them. Otherwise, it might be time to accept the fact some people are incredibly messed up, and they ain't gonna be fixed by having another felon getting the crap beat out of them by a psychopath.


10/18/2017 07:00:00 AM



(10/18/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

They keep wondering why those in the asylum won't stop behaving stupidly.

They have been throughly outsmarted, and now have no way to win. Instead of admitting defeat, they keep calling time out, of which they have an infinite amount.

This is a perfect example of what happens when leaders don't lead.


10/18/2017 06:00:00 AM



(10/18/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Know what I find humorous?

They think citizens of the USA give a damn where they are assigned to sit. The hell with them.


10/18/2017 02:00:00 AM



(10/18/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Amen.

Maybe Obama can tell us what the hell he was thinking releasing them, instead of talking down to the rubes who just don't understand how brilliant he is.


10/18/2017 12:30:00 AM


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

(10/17/2017 07:50:00 PM) - Al

Oof. Herro reopens his recruiting.

Like most high school kids, they change their mind 20 times a day. I hope he ends up in Madison. One wonders if he simply wants to "just be another guy" at a school a long way away than be "the home state kid."

Remember, he can give a verbal to 100 different schools, all that matters is when he signs a letter of intent. I have no idea how good his grades are, but the academics have scared away a plenty of potential Badgers too.


10/17/2017 07:50:00 PM



(10/17/2017 07:36:00 PM) - Al

Unexpectedly.

Think back a few weeks, how easy it would have been to simply say, "You know, it's controversial to our fan base to protest during the anthem, so we will fine and suspend you if you do. The other 165 hours you can protest how you want, but not during the game."

Remember, no decal was allowed to mourn assassinated Dallas cops (see, that was "controversial" but disrespecting the flag is not). Nothing could be written on cleats in support of 9/11 victims...again, "controversial" to mourn terror victims).

It barely would have made a ripple of news...the NBA effectively did this the other day, pointing out the rule made in the 90's is still in force.

Instead, they decided everything against Trump was genius. If he says it's right, it must be wrong.

They got played. Like many companies based in NYC, they are in a bubble and have no idea how the country thinks.


10/17/2017 07:36:00 PM



(10/17/2017 05:35:00 PM) - Al

Payton signs a 2 way deal with the Bucks.

I think he will dominate with the Herd and be ready in case of injury.

One thing I do not know is what happens if another team wants to put Payton on their 15 man, if they have to work a trade with the Bucks or if they will do what's best for the player and release him and allow him to get into the NBA. We'll have to see what happens. 


10/17/2017 05:35:00 PM



(10/17/2017 04:38:00 PM) - Al

I know nothing about the Packers' QB they signed to the practice squad, but he went to Air Force before transferring to Virginia Tech, and while they do make exceptions for athletes, they do not allow dummies in. He'll probably have most of the playbook in his head by the time they play after the bye week, heaven forbid he's needed, right Packers' fans?

If it were me, I would have brought in the best running QB out there that can, you know, throw "ok" because teams in the NFL simply do not see enough running QB's to bother coming up with schemes to defend them, other than basically having a "spy."


10/17/2017 04:38:00 PM



(10/17/2017 04:30:00 PM) - Al

They'd have better luck convincing me how darn mean and the like Trump is if they would not have called all around good people W, McCain, and McCain Hitler.

Life comes at you fast.


10/17/2017 04:30:00 PM



(10/17/2017 03:38:00 PM) - Al

I wonder why the silence on this? One would almost have to believe they have hidden it because it does not fit the narrative.

The irony? One wonders how much came to the forefront because of the Russia investigation...remember that? The silence is deafening.


10/17/2017 03:38:00 PM



(10/17/2017 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Healthy as a horse.

Not even trying to hide that little drinking problem anymore either.


10/17/2017 02:30:00 PM



(10/17/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

See, the humor is when a Dem is in office, and the serious and arrogance is when the GOP is.

Because that's the way it is when you're a hack.

When Obama cut off visas from 7 countries, he was being thoughtful and cautious. When Trump did the identical thing, he was a racist.

Because shut up.

However, I do credit the Supreme Court for not laughing out loud as they told the appeals court they were fools. 




10/17/2017 01:00:00 PM



(10/17/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Al,

Lots of people in the MLBTR comments want Dee Gordon as the 2B. Thoughts?

Matt

Positives: Gordon is a good defender, runs well, and has a decent (.330) OBP for his career, would be helped about 5-6% by playing half his games at Miller Park, though he is not a HR hitter, would likely increase his extra base hits.

Negatives: Very "slight" of size, signed for 3y/$39M with an option for a 4th, heavy splits (far better versus RHP, about .310/.340 versus LHP, not a bad option against a loogy, but would probably be platooned with Perez or Villar); 30, probably headed down hill from here, OBP very BA dependent, as he rarely walks (4.5% career, 3.6% LY), good SB man, but just an above average success rate (77% career, 79% LY, comparable to Villar).

I would prefer a Cesar Hernandez type, but Gordon would cost less due to his age and big contract, probably just a single prospect of some merit.




10/17/2017 11:00:00 AM



(10/17/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

This is that evil dude that Obama kept ripping apart for having the nerve to defend his country from unprovoked military attacks for 96 months.

Shoulda given them pallets of cash, I guess.


10/17/2017 09:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, he was clueless on pretty much every decision for 8 years.

Admittedly, however, this was a doozy.


10/17/2017 08:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, good.

You can't fix stupid.


10/17/2017 05:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying Paul Krugman is always wrong.

I am saying it just seems that way.


10/17/2017 02:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Trish Regan is correct, I've broke my little toe twice, and it really, really sucks.

I didn't miss any work either. Of course, I don't have "other issues" as well...


10/17/2017 01:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm sure they will argue it's all because men suck.


10/17/2017 12:30:00 AM



(10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM) - Al

The irony is, the only people this will not help is those who already don't pay any taxes. That's what the left calls "the wealthy."

That's why the Dems hate it so.


10/17/2017 12:00:00 AM


Monday, October 16, 2017

(10/16/2017 11:19:00 PM) - Al

Brewers' minor leaguer recovering from HBP cardiac event.


10/16/2017 11:19:00 PM



(10/16/2017 10:30:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, he also did not proudly say Trump had no chance of winning the presidency, because he's so much smarter than us.


10/16/2017 10:30:00 PM



(10/16/2017 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Yep.




10/16/2017 08:00:00 PM



(10/16/2017 07:17:00 PM) - Al

Even moreso because he's guilty as sin.


10/16/2017 07:17:00 PM



(10/16/2017 07:00:00 PM) - Al

100% true.

Well, to be fair, Harvey wasn't a Republican.


10/16/2017 07:00:00 PM



(10/16/2017 06:59:00 PM) - Al

Richard Jefferson has decided to sign with the Nuggets, Bucks claim veteran wing Deandre Liggins to fill the 15th spot...for now.

Liggins is a 3 and D guy, but I doubt he will be with the team if they find someone better.


10/16/2017 06:59:00 PM



(10/16/2017 06:47:00 PM) - Al

If I have this right, Obama released dangerous terrorists, to free Bergdahl from captivity, all so he could plead guilty and go to prison?--JR Salzman, decorated veteran

True that.

It's quite a legacy.


10/16/2017 06:47:00 PM



(10/16/2017 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Rose McGowan reminds me a little bit of our president...fighting liberal hypocrisy, using bad language, and while a huge underdog, seems to be kicking butt and taking names.

And, call me sexist, but she's far more attractive.


10/16/2017 06:30:00 PM



(10/16/2017 05:35:00 PM) - Al

No glaring errors in MLB's Brewers outlook...though they might have asked for some help from a well known Brewers' blogger or two...off the record, of course.

The nontenders and 2B options both seem well thought out, as do the possible extensions. I think there's a chance Vogt returns, but as with Jeffress or Torres, they will probably have to be nontendered and brought back as free agents.

Nunez is a RH bat, but has always hit RHP better than LHP...he has outstanding versatility, though he will probably get 3-4 years due to his very good 2017, which was likely Fenway Park related. He's been slightly below average defensively at 2B, though he might well improve to about average playing there somewhat regularly.


10/16/2017 05:35:00 PM



(10/16/2017 05:00:00 PM) - Al

I have to admit, the left hates Devos so much, they insist due process is just an overrated fad.

Even Jerry Brown had to admit they're goofy.


10/16/2017 05:00:00 PM



(10/16/2017 04:26:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

The truth hurts. 


10/16/2017 04:26:00 PM



(10/16/2017 04:17:00 PM) - Al

The irony? They thought that Trump had misjudged the public. After all, going against Trump always works...right Hillary? A dozen GOP primary competitors? Ahnold? Old media?

Turns out, wait for it...he had read the masses perfectly. Those that underestimate Trump's ability to choose catchphrases and side with the majority do so at their own risk.


10/16/2017 04:17:00 PM



(10/16/2017 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Megan Kelly did not make Fox News, Fox News made Megan Kelly. They gave her 3M or so lead in viewers, and she hung on to 75-80% of them.




10/16/2017 04:06:00 PM



(10/16/2017 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Reminder:  

The problem in Venezuela isn't that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been correctly implemented.--President Trump

It always works until it runs out other people's money.


10/16/2017 02:30:00 PM



(10/16/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Trump's approval is less than 50%, but the guy who keeps arguing against him is at 18%.

I think those that think they can win by fighting the president's agenda have misread the situation as badly as the NFL.


10/16/2017 12:30:00 PM



(10/16/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Somewhere, Bill Clinton put this is his bookmarks and made a silent decision to read it when "someone" falls asleep.


10/16/2017 11:00:00 AM



(10/16/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

A wise man said something similar.

Adams has been so right on, one has to be very gutsy or very ignorant to not pay attention to what he says.

You know all those brilliant late night hacks? Everyone of them got it wrong. Because they're so darn much smarter than us.


10/16/2017 09:00:00 AM



(10/16/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

You can just see the viewers changing the channel.


10/16/2017 06:00:00 AM



(10/16/2017 03:00:00 AM) - Al

How lucky are we this selfish broad was not elected?


10/16/2017 03:00:00 AM



(10/16/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

1. That last 15% will be the most difficult.

2.It isn't surprising at all when one considers Obama ignored his military's advice because it wasn't PC to kill evil.

3. We're just lucky he didn't send them pallets of cash...that we know of.


10/16/2017 12:30:00 AM


Sunday, October 15, 2017

(10/15/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Last week I went 6-8, and lost yet another eliminator pick. I finished tied for 74th out of 114.

For the season, I am 42-35. This is tied for 88th out of 114.

I'm 3-2 in my eliminator choices. No, this is not very good. 

Panthers--L
Falcons--L
Packers--L
Lions--L
Pats--W
Skins--W
Ravens--L
Texans--W
Bucs--L
Jags--L
Chiefs--L
Raiders--L
Broncos (e)--
Titans--

3-9 after the late games. Only loss I considered taking the winner was the Saints, who I hate picking against when they are at home, but I thought the Lions would score a lot. They did, and still are down 14 late. 

I went back and forth between the Cards and Bucs. ESPN fans and NFL.com fans also went 3-9 thus far, so it was a good week to go with upsets. 


10/15/2017 04:00:00 PM



(10/15/2017 03:51:00 PM) - Al

The winds of change continue across the globe.

Good. Weak borders and insisting they need more of your money is simply not attracting voters. It doesn't help that the immigrant friendly nations have been hit by crime and debt...unexpectedly, of course.


10/15/2017 03:51:00 PM



(10/15/2017 12:36:00 PM) - Al

I could not figure out why we had the Pats/Jets game, but then I saw the choices...one of the worst slates of early games on CBS you will ever see.

Jets off to an early lead, so maybe they guessed right.




10/15/2017 12:36:00 PM



(10/15/2017 12:03:00 PM) - Al

They got played.

Now, they had to go begging to the networks and tell them to try and hide their bad behavior.

That's one tiny step from asking them not to report on future criminal behavior. Don't think for a second they won't sink that low.




10/15/2017 12:03:00 PM



(10/15/2017 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Give back the money? You don't know the Clintons very well, do you?

As for the Obamas, they talked to Harvey a dozen times inside the White House. Money talks.


10/15/2017 08:00:00 AM



(10/15/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

That makes sense unless you simply punt foreign policy because you don't really understand or care.

The history books will probably skip over the pallets of cash, but if they don't, future generations will go, "What the hell?"


10/15/2017 06:00:00 AM



(10/15/2017 03:00:00 AM) - Al

He was wrongly accused, because women insist those that commit sexual assault do not deserve due process.

The irony? That's exactly what the University of Minnesota did last year. Players were all but randomly chosen, and then suspended...they were not even charged with a crime. When anyone bothered to point out how unfair this was, they were ruthlessly attacked, and the coach was fired.

Why is this so difficult for you rubes to understand?


10/15/2017 03:00:00 AM



(10/15/2017 01:30:00 AM) - Al

They're simply too dumb to vote Democrat.

Note they continue to insult those they need to recruit. They just can't help themselves.

Note they don't mention that Hillary lost white women with college degrees. That would defeat the narrative they're selling, because shut up.


10/15/2017 01:30:00 AM


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