Al's Ramblings

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

(1/24/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The thing is, how does she still have a job?

If she would have said, "I don't think Obama is the best president ever," she would have been labeled a racist and fired within minutes of it hitting the old media.

If it weren't for double standards....

1/24/2017 01:00:00 PM

(1/24/2017 12:01:00 PM) - Al

Fangraphs ranks the Brewers' prospects, reminds us it's a very deep system.

A long read for some on their lunch hour.

I'll comment on this later when I study it a bit more, but everyone is too down on Brett Phillips. The Crew challenges their young players, and BP struggled a tad, but he was very young for AA. He'll be fine. Guys that take that many walks at a young age rarely do not keep getting better.

1/24/2017 12:01:00 PM

(1/24/2017 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm so glad guys like Tom Cotton are on my side, and Chuck Schumer is not.

1/24/2017 12:00:00 PM

(1/24/2017 11:34:00 AM) - Al

I must admit, this is one impressive beginning.

1/24/2017 11:34:00 AM

(1/24/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

BUMP: Just got a nice note from the author herself. She does not feel she is "far left of center" and does not see herself crossing the line anytime soon. She's likely far smarter than me and moreso, far more eloquent, so I am just adding this to reflect that she does not agree with my opinion. Maybe I'm thinking with my heart and not my head.

The smugness of liberalism as of late has made me hesitant to declare my identity recently. The “we know better than you” attitude is too reminiscent of the patriarchal right. The “father knows best” attitude from the right has quickly turned into “mother knows best” on the left. The dismissive nature with which liberals, myself included for a long time, viewed legitimate concerns of those on the right, not the far right, just simply the middle right, like my sister and brother in law, as backward or selfish, is wrong.--Stef Williams

Read the whole thing. Stef is far left of center, but she is having doubts as she gets older. She'll get there soon. 

1/24/2017 11:30:00 AM

(1/24/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Regan has been speaking the truth for years now as a business reporter. Nothing beats a strong, conservative woman.

1/24/2017 11:00:00 AM

(1/24/2017 07:30:00 AM) - Al

They are so gutless.

1/24/2017 07:30:00 AM

(1/24/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

The difference?

A more cynical person would say one made fun of a Dem.

1/24/2017 05:00:00 AM

(1/24/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

A wise man has said this many times.

1/24/2017 02:30:00 AM

Monday, January 23, 2017

(1/23/2017 02:56:00 PM) - Al

Considering how stupid and hapless men are, I'm surprised they survived the day!

This is why Trump won.

1/23/2017 02:56:00 PM

(1/23/2017 01:39:00 PM) - Al

A wise man has been pointing this out for ages, but I can't remember his name...

Liberals protest. Conservatives vote. The only real exception to this is the annual pro life march each year, but since the old media barely covers it, I am unaware it happens. :)

1/23/2017 01:39:00 PM

(1/23/2017 12:34:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife grew up in Pepin county, which voted overwhelmingly for Trump, 60-36...after voting for Obama twice.

Again, we need to remember a couple things, and one of which is starting to become obvious. While loyal liberals called Trump voters names, and a few continue to do so, the irony is, Trump's votes came from moderates and independents, and some Reagan Democrats (in a few years, they might be called Trump Democrats). In Pepin county, in WI, and in most of flyover country, the only people who voted for Hillary was the liberal who is far left of center, they would never consider voting for anything but the Dem on the ballot.

1/23/2017 12:34:00 PM

(1/23/2017 12:00:00 PM) - Al


Heh. That is some funny stuff, but not one bit any more stupid than the not my president hashtag.

1/23/2017 12:00:00 PM

(1/23/2017 09:30:00 AM) - Al

All the name calling and bullying behavior...from the left.

It reminds me of the utter shock and disbelief when Walker not only won the recall, but won easily, by far more than he had won by in the first place. Those on the left shook their fist in the air, said everyone that voted against them was stupid, and said that we were doomed.

{Note to readers: Does this sound oddly familiar?}

I will always remember what was said, and while I cannot quote the source, I have long repeated it, because it is true.

Liberals complain, call the system unfair, protest and march. Conservatives vote. 

For a long time, the citizens of WI watched coverage of protests in Madison, vandalism, trespassing, sick outs, and so on. A costly recall. Insisting the governor, a family man, was Hitler...or worse. They watched a long, drawn out temper tantrum from people who, for the most part, made more money and had far better benefits. They were unable to do anything about it.

Until, they could vote. And vote they did.

{Note to readers: Does it sound oddly familiar NOW?}

1/23/2017 09:30:00 AM

(1/23/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Lots of Facebook chatter today about how the march did not represent them. Almost all from women, too.

Getting gutsier about admitting that, contrary to popular belief, everyone ain't a liberal.

1/23/2017 05:00:00 AM

(1/23/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.--Milton Friedman

And judging the results with emotions rather than facts. Is it worth every successful person paying more taxes out of their own pocket to implement said program?

As Phil Gramm said, the answer is almost always no.


1/23/2017 02:00:00 AM

Sunday, January 22, 2017

(1/22/2017 08:41:00 PM) - Al

Patriots open as a 3 point favorite.

I would have guessed 4-5, so I would expect this to go up a point or two.

1/22/2017 08:41:00 PM

(1/22/2017 05:20:00 PM) - Al


That's for sure.

1/22/2017 05:20:00 PM

(1/22/2017 04:43:00 PM) - Al

One of the best called games I've ever seen, thus far at least. The penalties have been obvious, and the errors have been very close and corrected quickly. 

1/22/2017 04:43:00 PM

(1/22/2017 04:22:00 PM) - Al

Seen on Facebook...elderly woman bullies another passenger, kicked off plane.

Watch both videos.

And smile.

That's a shame. 

1/22/2017 04:22:00 PM

(1/22/2017 02:50:00 PM) - Al

Regardless of the outcome today, don't forget the guys you wanted to run out of town are in their 4th NFC Championship game in 10 years.--Justin Garcia

Fact check: True.

Spoiled by success is a perfect description. 

1/22/2017 02:50:00 PM

(1/22/2017 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I thought it was a very patriotic, very well done speech. Since then, I have been surprised at the rhetoric that it was full of hatred. Actually, it was full of truth, that the current ways...

{OK, your choices are "let's spend more money" or "let's spend a lot more money."}

...are not only not working, but so ridiculously ignorant, it's embarrassing.

A lot of this is just politics as usual...I have spoken a few times that Trump seems to be the most gay friendly president ever elected, as Obama and Clinton both ran on "marriage is one man and one woman" until the Supreme Court said otherwise. Still, many in the gay community are complaining, about what is unspecific...much of it seems just habitual anti GOP talk.

We'll have to see if Trump's speech produces any lines that are still vastly quoted 36 years later, as his "government is the problem" quote is still widely used by the right and treated like a fart in church by the left. I thought his "when you open your heart to patriotism, there's no room for prejudice" was good, though maybe a bit forced. I did like it overall, as Republicans are often mocked for their patriotism, while Dems rarely show love for country in the same way, as they find fault with and insist the greatest nation in the history of the planet is ripe with problems that include a falling sky and must be repaired...almost always involving redistribution of income from the successful.

1/22/2017 02:00:00 PM

(1/22/2017 01:32:00 PM) - Al

Thad Motta and Ohio State have won 10 or more conference games for 11 straight seasons.

The Badgers have finished 4th or higher in the Big Ten for 16 straight seasons. 

Both just mentioned on the BTN game. The above facts are almost beyond belief given the ups and downs and how tough the Big Ten is year in and year out...even more so when one considers how good Tom Izzo and Michigan State have been.

1/22/2017 01:32:00 PM

(1/22/2017 12:02:00 PM) - Al

A while back, we saw a piece that looked like satire, but was actually just written by a far left snowflake that was shocked (SHOCKED!) that their candidate had lost, and their party had been blown out.

This reads the same way, but not only is it real, it kind of explains how out of touch the elitist left is. Highly educated, comfortably wealthy, white collar job holding folks, choose to live in a place that is artificially overpriced...and now complaining because her lawyer hubby who had a government job is temporarily unemployed because he worked for Obama.

Her income, as an executive in a nonprofit, doesn't even cover the bills! She compares her marching to that of Martin Luther King Jr. Seriously. And you thought those refugees in Syria had it rough. So, she spent her SAT out marching in DC...for what, you ask? Um, I don't really know. The self importance oozes from her, as does her selfish interests.

I saw many folks on Twitter yesterday chuckling about spoiled rich white women bitching about losing an election. Reading the garbage Liz 3 Name passes off as a problem, but is really just a minor inconvenience for a successful urban professional family; I can't help but agree.

By the way, once again, they were stupid enough to leave garbage everywhere. It shows their lack or respect and their "I'll leave that for the little people" mentality.

The lasting impact of this will be in how yesterday will be remembered. The garbage, the attitude, the bad language...those things do not play well in, wait for it, flyover country. I think it will play well where the Dems did well; in Dem areas among whites. However, there was not even a hint of any economic message yesterday...which come to think of it, reminds you a lot of the Hillary campaign.

Also, do not forget, white women that made up the vast majority of the marchers yesterday, that were "furious" and "motivated" to action...voted for Trump 53-43. Or, looked at another way, almost 3 out of 5 outraged by the wrongdoing...rolled their eyes and enjoyed a day of their weekend.

1/22/2017 12:02:00 PM

(1/22/2017 10:57:00 AM) - Al

The thing is, they don't think anyone will notice this little fact.

The thing that keeps weaving its way through my mind is Pelosi's famous quote, "Gotta pass it to find out what's in it," while the GOP has yet to even repeal a massive, costly failure, the left keeps asking what they're going to replace it with.

Wait until they pass it and then you'll find out.:)

1/22/2017 10:57:00 AM

(1/22/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

As per WaPo, the sun rose at 7:23 a.m. in Washington, DC. casting doubt on everything else WaPo predicted would happen if Trump became President.--Mike Huckabee

I am disappointed, because I was looking forward to seeing a couple gulags open. By the way, didn't these people promise they would leave?

1/22/2017 05:00:00 AM

(1/22/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

The left's solution?

Spend more!

I'm glad they're not on my side.

1/22/2017 02:30:00 AM

(1/22/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

A one sentence recap?

Fight like a girl.

You can insist "staying above the fray" is more presidential or classy. It also allows those criticisms or lies/half truths to take hold, which eventually cause damage.

1/22/2017 12:30:00 AM

Saturday, January 21, 2017

(1/21/2017 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Spicer blasts the old media for fibs, lies, and half truths, old media blames Spicer for being rude. On day one. Just great to see.

Note, they don't even consider just telling the truth.

I guarantee you, as soon as he left the room, someone whispered, "I can't believe someone's calling us on this."

1/21/2017 06:30:00 PM

(1/21/2017 05:37:00 PM) - Al

Badgers hang on to defeat the Gophers. Every W on the road is huge, and it took OT to do so. Heckuva game, the game winning shot went off the rim at the buzzer. 

1/21/2017 05:37:00 PM

(1/21/2017 05:13:00 PM) - Al

I predicted they would sign Romo.

Looks like they offered Feliz, Santiago, and Romo.

1/21/2017 05:13:00 PM

(1/21/2017 04:30:00 PM) - Al

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Right about now, parents of Occupy drug dealers are saying, "No I checked, Dakota isn't in the basement. Did he have a court date today? Maybe a meeting with his probation officer? Community service? I hope he didn't cross state lines again."

1/21/2017 04:30:00 PM

(1/21/2017 04:29:00 PM) - Al

I have yet to see a good looking protester.--The Poli Chick

1/21/2017 04:29:00 PM

(1/21/2017 03:00:00 PM) - Al

This is why so many of us never fit in at college. And wonders why it's basically  almost entirely funded by tax dollars.

1/21/2017 03:00:00 PM

(1/21/2017 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

It's also a good description of bullying behavior. You wonder why liberal public schools can't rid their schools problem? Because they are bullies themselves.

1/21/2017 02:00:00 PM

(1/21/2017 01:30:00 PM) - Al

This is why they lose elections.

1/21/2017 01:30:00 PM

(1/21/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The irony is, the annual March for Life is next week, and will far outdraw today's march...and most folks won't even hear about it.

This is why no one trusts the old media. 

1/21/2017 01:00:00 PM

(1/21/2017 12:41:00 PM) - Al

Posted without comment.

1/21/2017 12:41:00 PM

(1/21/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Nicely written piece on how Trump used the redness of the electoral map to push himself to an electoral victory. As they point out, it is also why the GOP has a huge advantage in Congress.

When you see a well researched article like this, you realize how ignorant all the "everyone is a racist" mumbo jumbo was, which we pretty much knew after people went from a black president twice to a white man...choosing both over the same unpopular, unhappy woman. 

1/21/2017 11:30:00 AM

(1/21/2017 11:15:00 AM) - Al

This is very close to what the Rambling wife said this morning.

What's especially funny to me, you ask? Almost every woman in DC today will be white. According to exit polls, Trump won white women 53-43.

Hey, hey, ho ho, we lost by 10 don't ya know.--Something I should have trademarked.

The proper title would be The Abortion March.

1/21/2017 11:15:00 AM

(1/21/2017 11:00:00 AM) - Al

There is no better truth serum for a liberal senator than to be up for reelection in two years.

As for the riots, while I hope no cops were injured (the hell with the rioters), there's nothing better for Trump and the Republicans. All over the country, folks got done with work and heard about bad behavior, and blamed those on the left for it.

I'm so old, I recall when it was racist not to give a new president a chance.

1/21/2017 11:00:00 AM

(1/21/2017 10:58:00 AM) - Al

Trump's been president almost a full day. No concentration camps? No gulags? No thermonuclear war? SLACKER!--Larry Elder

I don't know about you, but I'm surprised we didn't cease to exist overnight

1/21/2017 10:58:00 AM

(1/21/2017 10:30:00 AM) - Al

If you recall, the GOP quickly approved all of Obama's cabinet picks in 2009, not because they loved them, but because they could not stop them.

The Dems just can't help themselves.

1/21/2017 10:30:00 AM

(1/21/2017 10:10:00 AM) - Al

Other than that, it was a successful 8 years.

Good riddance.

1/21/2017 10:10:00 AM

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