Al's Ramblings

Monday, May 21, 2018

(5/21/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Some are just more honest than most.

5/21/2018 12:30:00 AM

Sunday, May 20, 2018

(5/20/2018 08:49:00 PM) - Al

Chase Anderson will have to be taken off the DL tomorow before he gets the start.

Jorge Lopez or Freddy Peralta would seem to be the bottom 2, and as long as they feel comfortable with Davies taking FP's spot THU, one would think they would keep an extra reliever rather than an SP who would likely not pitch again.

5/20/2018 08:49:00 PM

(5/20/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

The irony? Those going out of their way not to be outraged are the same ones that insisted even speaking with Russia about an election was very, very damning.

It's all just politics on the left. If Hillary would have shot Trump dead in a dark alley on election night, they would be insisting the cameras were unconstitutional and that meant the popular vote winner should take office.

They don't even pretend to care.

5/20/2018 02:00:00 PM

(5/20/2018 01:52:00 PM) - Al

The lovely and intelligent Kassy Dillon graduates college today, and has to listen to Nancy Pelosi as a punishment.

Her strength and independence are found on her cap. Congrats, Ms. Dillon.

EDIT/BUMP: Heh. They know she'll be far more successful than their own kid. 

5/20/2018 01:52:00 PM

(5/20/2018 01:42:00 PM) - Al

That won't stop them from bringing it up a hundred times.

More power to them. Regular folks realize it and are pushed away.

The funniest thing is, the 2nd greatest gun salesman ever Davy Hogg tweeted out "5 more things" they need to do, since none of his original 5 things would have mattered. It was so full of factual errors and stupidity he was forced to delete it, as his own followers told him how dumb they were.

The best part? After insisting they do not want to confiscate all guns, they seem to be retweeting a lot of people who say they should confiscate all guns.

That said, armed security is fine, as long as you can afford it.

5/20/2018 01:42:00 PM

(5/20/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

The Brewers have moved up from 13th to 9th in runs scored per game in the NL in the past week or so.

Probably proof of how bunched together a half dozen or so teams were. Playing games in Denver and Phoenix didn't hurt either.

5/20/2018 01:30:00 PM

(5/20/2018 01:02:00 PM) - Al

They keep repeating the same thing every time a Republican is elected.

Many Americans were chased right out of Europe after W invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, you know. Given most of Europe's "turn the other cheek" attitude toward terror, I understand why.

5/20/2018 01:02:00 PM

(5/20/2018 12:59:00 PM) - Al

It's suddenly a tad dusty in here.

Sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Payne.

5/20/2018 12:59:00 PM

(5/20/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

Let us not overlook.

As I have talked about before, note how quiet all the high ranking Dems are. None of them seem to know how much dirt is still there to be found. No denials, no "none of this happened." Complete silence.

5/20/2018 05:00:00 AM

(5/20/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

If they reported the exact opposite, they'd never be wrong.

5/20/2018 02:30:00 AM

(5/20/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The desperation is starting to set in.

Remember about 3 months ago, when a wise man said all roads let back to the only bad behavior being by the Dems? And suddenly, the delay tactics began?

They were hoping the world ended. It didn't.

5/20/2018 01:00:00 AM

Saturday, May 19, 2018

(5/19/2018 11:30:00 PM) - Al

2018 Brewers record runs allowed/runs scored

3 or less--6-15

4 or more--22-4


4 or less--23-9
5 or more--5-10

Last updated with the games of SUN, 5/20.

With luck, I will try to keep this updated daily.

Years ago, Pete Vuckovich was the Brewers' TV color guy, or one of 2-3 that season, I can't recall. For all of his drunken exploits and overall goofy stories involving him that are brought up; he was a pitching coach, pitching coordinator, scout, or assistant to the GM for a variety of MLB teams for the better part of the past 30 years, so he's not some dumb oaf. He was far from a brilliant analyst, as his knowledge was almost entirely talking pitching and pitch selection.

However, one night, almost in passing, the Brewers scored their 4th run of the game, and went up like 4-1 or 4-2. He called that "the run of victory," or something like that. He went onto say, for all but a team or two, the 4th run was key. In fact, he said, almost every club will have a losing record if they score 3, but a winning mark if they score 4. The play by play guy, who I think was Jim Patchke, all but ignored it.

Vuke, probably pushed on by the guys in the truck, as this was like Twain literature compared to his usual drivel, added the same was true for pitching, if you give up 4 or less, you'll probably win, and 5 or more, you'll probably lose. I have always remembered this and have always found it to be 100% accurate...but have never heard another baseball person say it, even 30 years later.

The other thing I'll add is note how much better of a manager Counsell is when his pitchers pitch nicely and/or his hitters score a bunch. It's not a complicated game.

5/19/2018 11:30:00 PM

(5/19/2018 06:28:00 PM) - Al

The irony here is, every network not named Fox News solidly aligned with Obama, and he still complained about Fox, AND used government resources to harass their reporters.

And then they spied on the Trump campaign. Because they assumed Hillary would win and bury the evidence.

5/19/2018 06:28:00 PM

(5/19/2018 12:33:00 PM) - Al

If they defend Satan next, we'll know they lost a bet.

5/19/2018 12:33:00 PM

(5/19/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Beck is not the only one.

My congressman and his wife say every time they go to an event, a line forms with people embarrassed to say they either didn't vote or did not vote for Trump, and need to tell someone just to get it off their chest and stop feeling guilty.

Those poll numbers aren't going up for no reason. Insisting MS13 is good and tax cuts are bad is not a message that's going to play in Peoria.

5/19/2018 07:00:00 AM

(5/19/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

This is the same stuff that leaked out months ago, but the old media is being forced to at least mention it. The same stuff that I mentioned that Obama's silence on was deafening.

Those that don't understand Trump's tweeting is either foolish or still believes the old media is unbiased.

5/19/2018 06:00:00 AM

(5/19/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

No doubt. Lying does not move folks over. Yet, they keep doing it.

Lying about taxes going up (the NYT ran hundreds of simulations and could not find a single instance in which anyone's was higher) was even worse, as it made lots of folks seriously wonder if the Dems were just being untruthful about everything. Do not lie about paychecks.

5/19/2018 05:30:00 AM

(5/19/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

A member of the military is 40 times more likely to die than a student.

Note how difficult it is to find that info, and how misleading the headline is.

5/19/2018 03:30:00 AM

(5/19/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

So, why doesn't anyone trust the old media?

5/19/2018 02:30:00 AM

(5/19/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

But, narrative.

5/19/2018 01:00:00 AM

(5/19/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

It's easy to change your mind when you don't believe in anything.

5/19/2018 12:30:00 AM

Friday, May 18, 2018

(5/18/2018 04:20:00 PM) - Al

Choi jumps right in as the DH tonight.

5/18/2018 04:20:00 PM

(5/18/2018 04:11:00 PM) - Al

What I learned today while looking up something else:

--Over half the Grade B milk in the USA comes from WI and MN. Some of this comes from Amish farmers, while much of it is due to farmers not having the well capacity to properly water their herds (or, from what I saw growing up, have creeks and springs flowing through their land and choose to use them instead).

--Only Grade A milk is approved for liquid consumption, but due to the plethora of supply, 60-67% of Grade A milk is used for cheese, butter, and other dairy products.

--Why do we never see Grade B butter in stores? Or grade B anything? Because it's not required to be marked that way. Some producers choose to label their product as Grade A, such as Grade A cheese and Grade A powdered whey (one of the most popular forms of labeling Grade A "nonfluid" products is in products designed to be used by muscle builders and those into fitness) . That means all the milk used was Grade A.

However, cheese using some Grade B is simply sold as "cheese." Some states have stricter requirements regarding Grade B products, so it is very rarely used, since it is legally required to be labeled in that manner.

--Grade B dairies are getting out of the business at a very brisk pace, despite only being about 10% of all dairy farms in WI, about 75% of those that have quit selling milk to plants in the past year were Grade B.

EDIT: The Rambling brother tells ne that farmers can have springs or creeks going throught the pasture, just have to have quality well water for cleaning purposes. I misunderstood years ago, I guess. 

5/18/2018 04:11:00 PM

(5/18/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm not sure if this could have worked out much better. Not only did the old media lie about who Trump was talking about, Pelosi says MS13 gang members are just peaches.

Of course, no such worries about regular old citizens being called deplorables.

Because shut up. 

5/18/2018 04:00:00 PM

(5/18/2018 03:20:00 PM) - Al

I got an email a few weeks ago from a "close source" that said the naming rights sponsor was done a month ago, but there was some sort of disagreement; the timing of the announcement, the amount of free tickets to each event, or something along those lines, and the Bucks owners said, "OK then, we're starting over!"

No idea how true that was, but it makes sense, considering the timeline of events since.

5/18/2018 03:20:00 PM

(5/18/2018 03:13:00 PM) - Al

I thought this was already well know, but since it's a Katie Pavlich byline, I'll just go with the flow.

Of course, much like the IRS targeting of conservative groups, I'll assume this was just a large group of rogue agents working independently...and certainly, had nothing to do with the executive branch.

Now if you'll excuse me, a pig just flew past my window, and my pet unicorn needs to be brushed.

Somewhere, Bob Mueller's getting a text every few seconds that says, "You buffoon, you were supposed to bury this. Can't you do anything right?"

Of course, the texts come from burner phones rerouted through a dozen cell towers...because the senders are innocent, you know.

5/18/2018 03:13:00 PM

(5/18/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Brilliant marketing by the Deadpool 2 folks.

5/18/2018 03:00:00 PM

(5/18/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm waiting for the first person to suggest that blaming Obama for spying on Trump is racist.

And you think I'm kidding.

If it hits badly, the phrase, "Ah, that happens all the time." will be used. Trust me.

5/18/2018 02:30:00 PM

(5/18/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Well, that's different.

5/18/2018 02:00:00 PM

(5/18/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Dershowitz is accurate here. As long as the old media tries to build sympathy for terrorists, they will continue to ensure headlines are received.

The old media is just ignorant enough to fall for it, time after time.

5/18/2018 01:30:00 PM

(5/18/2018 01:27:00 PM) - Al

Rand Paul, as the lone wolf in a safe state, is just about the only senator who can say exactly what he thinks.

5/18/2018 01:27:00 PM

(5/18/2018 12:53:00 PM) - Al

Whta's that old saying? When a Democrat is in office, the Republicans are the conservative party. When a Republican is in office, we don't have a conservative party.

Governor Walker has shown it works. That's what is so frustrating. There's little incentive to go vote when the GOP spends almost as foolishly as the Dems.

5/18/2018 12:53:00 PM

(5/18/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm telling you, cutting taxes and cutting spending is the WORST THING for an economy.

After all, those rubes will waste it on, you know, stuff they want.


5/18/2018 12:00:00 PM

(5/18/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Am I the only one who just loves the mummy character in Spectrum monster commercials? He's so deadpan in his delivery and plays the perfect straight man.

And if I mess up, I have to unwrap and do the whole thing over again. And then I'm late.

I'm a gullible person. Always have been. They're like "get in the box, we'll let you out in a minute." Nope. 5000 years later.

5/18/2018 11:00:00 AM

(5/18/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Making fun of Al Gore never gets old.

Of course, you'd think by pure chance, he'd get something right once in a while.

Not yet.

5/18/2018 10:30:00 AM

(5/18/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Back up to 50%.

Please keep mocking tax cuts and praising Mexican gang members. Pretty please.

5/18/2018 09:30:00 AM

(5/18/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Thank goodness government has cracked down on this. This way, we won't have to read about the great popcorn death of 2018.

This, my friends, is why I'm a conservative, and can proudly say we have far too many stupid rules and regulations.

Let me throw out an idea...if you don't want any popcorn, which you feel may be "germy," how about you stay home, rub hand sanitizer on your appendages every few minutes, and not eat any "germy" popcorn.

The devil lives among us. And he hates free popcorn.

5/18/2018 09:00:00 AM

(5/18/2018 08:48:00 AM) - Al

They should do one of these weekly.

Lighthearted fare like this goes a long way with those who think "Yemen" is a positive greeting popular among young African American males.

5/18/2018 08:48:00 AM

(5/18/2018 08:38:00 AM) - Al

Choi officially up to MIL to take the place of Braun.

5/18/2018 08:38:00 AM

(5/18/2018 08:35:00 AM) - Al

Chase Anderson is scheduled to make the start MON, as he returns from the DL.

Davies is scheduled to make a rehab start SAT in Appleton. I would expect him to be back in MIL either next week or after one more rehab outing, barring any setbacks.

5/18/2018 08:35:00 AM

(5/18/2018 08:19:00 AM) - Al

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This may be as close to a draw as one can get.

5/18/2018 08:19:00 AM

(5/18/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

I love the way she routinely destroys those loons.

The best part is the way they pout about it. They're too stupid to be quiet.

5/18/2018 08:00:00 AM

(5/18/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Why does no one trust the old media?

5/18/2018 06:00:00 AM

(5/18/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

The rubes aren't smart enough to read that far.

This is why no one believes the old media. They're just admitting they lie, and often.

5/18/2018 03:30:00 AM

(5/18/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Gee, it's almost as if there's some sort of bias at AP.

5/18/2018 03:00:00 AM

(5/18/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I admire the attempt, but beer without alcohol has always seemed to defeat the purpose to me.

5/18/2018 01:00:00 AM

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