Al's Ramblings

Thursday, October 27, 2016

(10/27/2016 01:30:00 AM) - Al

It is simply astounding Trump continues to fill arenas, while Tim Kaine talked to 30 the other day (the AP said "about 3 dozen," heh). Chelsea Clinton was in Stevens Point yesterday, where 10K students attend classes and about 1500 people work on campus...200-250 showed up.

They are just so much better at supporting a flawed candidate, even though they don't really like her.

10/27/2016 01:30:00 AM

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

(10/26/2016 04:15:00 PM) - Al

I would guess the current Series might do as well as any has for years, mostly because the Cubs have so many casual fans and because of their decades of losing, it's kind of a "happening" that they are still playing.

I'll say it will average 18-22M, depending on if it is short (lower ratings) or 6-7 games.

10/26/2016 04:15:00 PM

(10/26/2016 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Warriors lost by 29 last night.

1. The Spurs are always good. They are the Patriots part two.

2. The Bucks almost beat GS twice last year. No one seems to understand that some nights, the 3's just don't go in.

3. The most troubling thing I see? They played Kevin Durant 37 minutes in a blowout loss opening night. That's not just stupid, that's borderline criminal.

10/26/2016 04:00:00 PM

(10/26/2016 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Probably meaningless, as most 28 year old's numbers in AA are.

Of course, one must recall, we said that about Axford and Henderson when they had success while being far too old for their level, and both have had some success, albeit, inconsistent.

10/26/2016 03:30:00 PM

(10/26/2016 02:45:00 PM) - Al

Ann points out that the polls that had Clinton winning in a laugher a week ago are tightening one case, even now flipped for Trump, in just a week.

Is it really getting closer, or has it been close the whole time, and the ones who had it 10 points for Hillary just been oversampling suggested.

10/26/2016 02:45:00 PM

(10/26/2016 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

If I had his record, I wouldn't bring it up either.

10/26/2016 02:00:00 PM

(10/26/2016 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Hillary has to tell hillaryisms because we're all so damn stupid.

10/26/2016 01:00:00 PM

(10/26/2016 12:15:00 PM) - Al

To get out of bed in the morning I browse through the Podesta emails to get myself angry enough that I wake up and so far it's worked.--Lauren Dooley

We're fighting pure evil...and often, losing to pure evil.

Fight like a girl, and don't apologize for doing so.

10/26/2016 12:15:00 PM

(10/26/2016 12:09:00 PM) - Al

Good first step.

The GOP Congress led the way on this, which is because elections matter...that's why it's important to support the party...decide if you're an independent or if you have a backbone.

Note the president's lack of a statement on this. Doesn't even pretend to care.

10/26/2016 12:09:00 PM

(10/26/2016 11:30:00 AM) - Al

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

I cut take care of 15% on a long weekend in my sleep. Then on Monday, I'd get serious.

10/26/2016 11:30:00 AM

(10/26/2016 11:11:00 AM) - Al

Deafening loud noise heard. I realize either a plane is about to crash into my house, meaning the last Ramblings post is likely to be

"I wonder what..."

or that the garbage truck has turned onto the culdesac.

Today, not only is the garbage truck slowly and loudly moving up and back, there is a pickup truck following it. This seems like the stupidest way to check up on a driver I've ever seen. Should try to be a bit more discreet.

10/26/2016 11:11:00 AM

(10/26/2016 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to put an ad on Craig's List, as apparently, I have somehow managed to get this far in my life (barely mind you) without a "mental skills coach."

Know what's even funnier? The Red Sox have one, and instead of a psychologist, therapist, or even a successful strategical thinker like Tony Robbins...they hired a former ballplayer for the job. 

10/26/2016 10:30:00 AM

(10/26/2016 10:15:00 AM) - Al

I'm going to put this concern right where it's a pity that child molesters and murderers don't get paid more money for doing their prison jobs. Modern day slavery.

That's a shame. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to decide if that bothers me more or less than the fact McDonalds puts a cherry on top of their shakes, and everyone I know just throws it out the window.

Pretty sure less.

10/26/2016 10:15:00 AM

(10/26/2016 10:00:00 AM) - Al

The ACLU is a bunch of lefty goofballs. They bemoan the fact Cuba and the USSR have failed.

10/26/2016 10:00:00 AM

(10/26/2016 09:45:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if they hillaryed this just to get it passed.

10/26/2016 09:45:00 AM

(10/26/2016 09:27:00 AM) - Al

Rambling wife reminded me the other day I had to see the dentist and eye doc this calendar year and get glasses/work done before 12/31 in order to "maximize our benefits."

So this morning, I thought of it and called. I looked at my calendar, blew the dust off it, and decided the week of 11/7 would be best. I decided to switch to my wife's dentist, because while I loved my dentist, I was not a fan of the high pressure, "I know your insurance won't cover it, but it's only $1200, and we can set you up on this no interest 3 year payment plan" tactics from the cleaning gals. So, being a first time patient, I called and gave my life history to the woman who answered the phone,

{"I started dating my wife in '94, right after I broke up with another girl. Her name? Is that really necessary?"}

when she said, "OK then...hey, I had a cancellation for this afternoon at 2, how about that?"

Geez, it took me days to make the call. Let's put this thing off a while. We decided on 11/8...what better way to celebrate Election Day than dreading a dental visit? 

10/26/2016 09:27:00 AM

(10/26/2016 09:12:00 AM) - Al

Me yesterday: Tomorrow I'll go to the office and discuss a mutual client of ours with another fella.

Me today, after looking outside, seeing it's 38 with a cold rain:

"I think I'll stay home and start that training. I'll go to the office tomorrow."

There's some scheduled stuff in the hopper. See you later, friends. 

10/26/2016 09:12:00 AM

(10/26/2016 08:32:00 AM) - Al

Thad Levine leaving Rangers for the same job with the Twins...but still gets to say he's a GM!

Title inflation is a funny thing.

One also has to wonder what exactly Falvey is thinking...I realize the Tribe is still playing, but, they've had 2-3 decisions to make in the last month. Not sure if he has family considerations or what, but it's strange.

10/26/2016 08:32:00 AM

(10/26/2016 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Their skill is in being able to do this and not bat an eye.

Then, when called on it, they point fingers, deny all knowledge, and go right back to doing it. They unanimously support an incredibly flawed candidate many tried to push out with a socialist, more nutty version of Doc Brown.

Meanwhile, many in the GOP aren't quite sure if they want to support their nominee, who brought tons of independents and working class Dems into the party...because he's not utopian.

10/26/2016 08:30:00 AM

(10/26/2016 05:30:00 AM) - Al

What is Because She's An Idiot for $1000, Alex.

10/26/2016 05:30:00 AM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

(10/25/2016 04:48:00 PM) - Al

It's funny because it's true.

And I hate to be a stickler and all, but, since this payment never passed Congress, and is certainly "spending," the president should be impeached and removed from office. Yesterday.

We're in the very best of hands. 

10/25/2016 04:48:00 PM

(10/25/2016 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Glenn's 2nd paragraph rant here is vaguely reminiscent to me noticing that only the "comfy, warm, and with full bellies" folks are the ones who constantly are unhappy negative nellies.

When you only have half the citizenry paying taxes, I suppose that does leave a lot of free time to Netflix, chill, and bitch.

10/25/2016 03:00:00 PM

(10/25/2016 02:30:00 PM) - Al

OK, criticizing Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman? Them's fighting words.

I still weep that Jennifer Love Hewitt wanted to play Wonder Woman a decade ago, and it never got off the ground. It's just a damn shame.

10/25/2016 02:30:00 PM

(10/25/2016 01:30:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if the old media has been a bunch of socialist buffoons for 40-50 years.

They were wrong then, and they still are. History has proven them to be ignorant fools.

10/25/2016 01:30:00 PM

(10/25/2016 01:05:00 PM) - Al

Before you write the obit for the NFL, you might want to notice that on the most watched night of the week, the two most watched programs were the late afternoon overrun and Sunday Night Football.

Down? Yep. But so is everything else, due to the sheer variety and number.

10/25/2016 01:05:00 PM

(10/25/2016 12:25:00 PM) - Al

That's because the only folks that are anti police are thugs and criminals.

This is not a tough decision for anyone not in the old media. As I have often pointed out, a guy coming home after working all day trying to keep his business afloat from rising healthcare premiums and ungodly increases in rules and regulations he has to follow is not going to sit down in front of the TV, see cops getting shot and property being vandalized, and think to himself, "Those poor protesters. I'm sure glad I'm supporting them by paying taxes so they can sleep until noon and then go out and break the law."

10/25/2016 12:25:00 PM

(10/25/2016 12:15:00 PM) - Al

The lovely ladies of Outnumbered correctly pointing out the president could have easily taken care the CA National Guard bonus "problem" before it ever became one...simply by whipping out his little executive order pen he's so fond of using every time he wants to push something through that the Congress will not pass.

But, he chose not to, because, to quote Lou Dobbs, "he doesn't give a damn" about the military. Given he has had 8 years and has done nothing to quiet that suggestion, it is what it is.

Hard to believe this was allowed to happen in such a polite and civil liberal state. As pointed out, it's likely to be brought up elsewhere at some point as well.

10/25/2016 12:15:00 PM

(10/25/2016 12:08:00 PM) - Al

Strange to see this, as SNL and for that matter, all networks, always gets a free pass, as long as black actors are the ones saying the words.

One cannot help but notice this is coming up, for the first time, when Tom Hanks played a Trump supporter saying things considered "black."

10/25/2016 12:08:00 PM

(10/25/2016 12:02:00 PM) - Al

The old media keeps ignoring this little hillaryism by the president.

I don't. He lied about his health care idea, and he's lied about knowing about her email. You don't use a fake name unless you're guilty.

10/25/2016 12:02:00 PM

(10/25/2016 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Bless Marlon Brando then.

I always find it funny that on all the shows that feature people that live in or near Middle of Nowhere, Alaska, rarely do you find one that stays there in the summer months, when it's 50-70 degrees, because the mosquitos are unbearable.

Deet. Applied heavy and often.

10/25/2016 11:30:00 AM

(10/25/2016 10:30:00 AM) - Al


If Hillary was running against Jesus Christ, the New Yorker would shake his head at his long hair and the fact he spends all of his time hanging out with the wrong people. And if he's so great, why did those fellas, you know, kill him and all?

10/25/2016 10:30:00 AM

(10/25/2016 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Larry Elder said this in 2000, and everything he said was 100% accurate.

We never get tired of being right. It's about 40 minutes long, but he was correct then, and he still is.

10/25/2016 09:30:00 AM

(10/25/2016 07:00:00 AM) - Al

If you don't think this is might be a liberal.

10/25/2016 07:00:00 AM

(10/25/2016 04:00:00 AM) - Al

The prime suspect, known only as "Mongo," was said to be resemble a dopey looking young Alex Karras, was still at large when Ramblings went to fictitious press.

10/25/2016 04:00:00 AM

Monday, October 24, 2016

(10/24/2016 10:18:00 PM) - Al

He was Hitler before Trump was Hitler.

Rescued a 14 year old? So? Hillary has dedicated her entire life to enriching herself children.

And what does this c stand for?

10/24/2016 10:18:00 PM

(10/24/2016 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Four years ago, Mitt Romney was a damn fool.

Eight years ago, Palin was dimwitted for even suggesting such a thing.

They were right you know. They both knew Obamacare wouldn't work too. Funny how that works.

10/24/2016 04:00:00 PM

(10/24/2016 03:14:00 PM) - Al

Today is a good day to remind yourself that the NBA, with shocking regularity, drafts 18-20 year olds, gives them incredible amounts of money, and then gives up on them a year or two later, because of results of meaningless exhibitions, scrimmages, and practices.

And then, the cycle begins anew.

10/24/2016 03:14:00 PM

(10/24/2016 03:03:00 PM) - Al

For the easily amused.

About two decades ago, my sisters in law saw a band and insisted one of them looked just like me.

I assume it must have been the guy on the left, though he's probably aged far better than me.

10/24/2016 03:03:00 PM

(10/24/2016 02:40:00 PM) - Al

Self deprecating humor works. Makes him seem extremely knowledgeable too.

Great ad

10/24/2016 02:40:00 PM

(10/24/2016 02:37:00 PM) - Al

Lots of complaints about last night's "boring" game.

I loved it. I much prefer a defensive battle to a 41-38, whoever has the ball last will win shootout (I hope no one was offended by my violent imagery).

I also much prefer a 2-1 baseball game than a 9-7 "exciting" slugfest. Offense doesn't make something exciting, or we'd all be watching arena football. 

Basically, this is just another way the warm and comfy, with a full belly folks try and make their life seem "tough." Whoa is them, having to watch a 6-6 game. Other than the fact the NFL's rules regarding a tie are ancient and ignore a far better option right in front of their face, I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

By the way, how'd that turning down a FG opportunity to go for it work out? It's a trend for the emotional and math ignorant.

10/24/2016 02:37:00 PM

(10/24/2016 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Black Jeopardy.

You can only tell jokes like this if black people are the ones saying it. That's not just stupid, but sad. However, still very funny, though you folks who don't like politically incorrect stuff might want to wait until you're alone so you don't laugh in public.

10/24/2016 10:00:00 AM

(10/24/2016 09:00:00 AM) - Al

If you read this and try real hard, you can hear Jay Leno calling them off.

I will always remember Jay saying, hell hath no fury like a bride or bride's mom when their name was used on the funny wedding name segment. They did not find it the least bit funny. 

10/24/2016 09:00:00 AM

(10/24/2016 03:30:00 AM) - Al

There's a lot to make fun of...Obamacare is a colossal failure, and there's more violence in Chicago every weekend than anywhere in the first world.

The irony you ask? The only person in politics with a worse track record?

The Dem nominee for president...

10/24/2016 03:30:00 AM

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