Al's Ramblings



Thursday, September 21, 2017

(9/21/2017 05:55:00 PM) - Al

Should be on with Justin on WTMJ at 6:15PM Saturday evening. Set your alarms and listen live!!


9/21/2017 05:55:00 PM



(9/21/2017 05:36:00 PM) - Al

DeVos flies on her own plane...and does not ask for reimbursement.

To the left, this is troubling.

To the rest of us, we congratulate Betsy on her wealth and thank her for footing the bill to save us money.

They look to punish success in any and every manner they can. It's kind of sad.


9/21/2017 05:36:00 PM



(9/21/2017 04:30:00 PM) - Al

I got the Rams tonight, because I gotta pick one of them.


9/21/2017 04:30:00 PM



(9/21/2017 03:33:00 PM) - Al

Hypocritical behavior?

The hell you say. 

They hate school choice because it evens the playing field.


9/21/2017 03:33:00 PM



(9/21/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Heh.

Some tweets age very poorly.


9/21/2017 01:00:00 PM



(9/21/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.


9/21/2017 10:00:00 AM



(9/21/2017 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I must admit, that's pretty impressive considering they chose to go to school in Madison.


9/21/2017 09:00:00 AM



(9/21/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying she's guilty as sin...but it sure looks that way.


9/21/2017 08:30:00 AM



(9/21/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

If you'll excuse me, I'm off to insist the left is far more polite and civil than myself.

Well, to be fair, it's because they know better.


9/21/2017 06:00:00 AM



(9/21/2017 04:30:00 AM) - Al

If ESPN had said 3 words about disagreeing with Obama, everyone of these "columnists" would have soiled themselves.

Dem operatives with a byline.


9/21/2017 04:30:00 AM



(9/21/2017 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Forest for the trees.

If a police officer would have been killed, they would be applauding and insisting he deserved it, and the student should be released without punishment.


9/21/2017 02:00:00 AM



(9/21/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

What a novel idea.


9/21/2017 12:30:00 AM


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(9/20/2017 10:36:00 PM) - Al

I wonder if they've checked the giraffe enclosure at the zoos?


9/20/2017 10:36:00 PM



(9/20/2017 09:56:00 PM) - Al

Certainly nothing wrong with taking 2 of 3 on the road, but it's especially damning to lose after throwing so many arms at the Pirates. Counsell isn't worrying about tomorrow, and that's certainly understandable given the situation of having to catch up with just a few games to play.

Swarzak, while he did not give up a run while he was in, did not look to have a sharp breaking ball or his normal velocity. Knebel has been so good, it's almost shocking to see him give up anything, but as Hader showed a couple weeks ago, major league hitters can catch up to any fastball if it's down.

It's one thing not to have your top couple guys, as I feel pretty confident getting through the last innings with some combo of Hader/Hughes/Jeffress/Drake, but they all worked tonight except Drake, so while they may available, they might well be at partial strength.

One more reason to hope for a 12-1 win. Of course, that's what many of us hope for every day.  



9/20/2017 09:56:00 PM



(9/20/2017 07:07:00 PM) - Al

Giants won last night and this afternoon, Crew 0.5 games out of the 2nd wildcard. Will be either tied or down 1 after the game this evening.


9/20/2017 07:07:00 PM



(9/20/2017 06:30:00 PM) - Al

Reagan did not care what the rest of the world thought either. No greater compliment.


9/20/2017 06:30:00 PM



(9/20/2017 04:20:00 PM) - Al

The Post’s Jorge Castillo, meanwhile, reports that the Nationals have hired former American League Cy Young winner Pete Vuckovich as a special assistant to general manager Mike Rizzo (Twitter link). Vuckovich has previously held special assistant roles in the Pirates’ front office and the Mariners’ front office, and Castillo notes that he’s spent the past couple of seasons working as a pro scout in the Diamondbacks organization. Vuckovich spent parts of 11 seasons pitching for the Brewers, Cardinals, White Sox and Blue Jays.--MLBTR

For a guy who Bill S and others claim was a complete grumpy gus that was as anti analytical as anyone, it seems strange he keeps finding front office jobs in today's game. 


9/20/2017 04:20:00 PM



(9/20/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

The only thing CNN doesn't focus on the negative is when they're going after a private citizen for using their Constitutional right to free speech...because per the left, it's only "good" free speech if they like it.

Because shut up.


9/20/2017 04:00:00 PM



(9/20/2017 03:35:00 PM) - Al

Nelson will miss "a chunk" of 2018 as he recovers from surgery.

I had Stearns adding a SP via FA/trade before, so now, I suppose I have him adding a pair.

You need 8-10 SP's to have the depth to get through a season. I would say right now they realistically have 7-9; Anderson, Woodruff, Davies, Suter, Wilkerson, Guerra, Jungmann, (Hader...SP or RP?), Garza (option picked up?).

As always, it's a lot easier to fill those 8th-10th spots than it is 1st-3rd.


9/20/2017 03:35:00 PM



(9/20/2017 03:25:00 PM) - Al

I laugh every day how folks complain that Counsell "changes the lineup."

1. For the most part, it's called platooning.

2. Setting up players to succeed is pretty much all a manager can do. He has access to many numbers...how a player does against ground ball/fly pitchers, high velocity/low velocity pitchers, and many that we do not.


9/20/2017 03:25:00 PM



(9/20/2017 03:18:00 PM) - Al

Saw today that the Crew is 22-11 since they lost 6 in a row and had a team meeting.

Of course, while that seems impressive...

1. If they worked, they'd have a team meeting every day.

2. If you include the 6 games prior, they are 22-17 in their last 39 games, which is a 91 win pace. Overall, they are 81-70...which is an 87 win pace.

It's almost as if that proves how meaningless small samples are.


9/20/2017 03:18:00 PM



(9/20/2017 02:30:00 PM) - Al

So unAmerican. Pathetic.

Of course, any other stance would require discussing the pallets of cash Obama gave to a terrorist sponsoring regime in exchange for...hostages, which, yes, is against any number of laws.

Messiahs are above laws of mortal man.


9/20/2017 02:30:00 PM



(9/20/2017 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Amen.

The difference is simple. One believes in American exceptionalism. The other believed in working for the global good and not caring about what's best for Americans.


9/20/2017 01:30:00 PM



(9/20/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Britney Spears is 35 years old and has 2 children.




9/20/2017 12:30:00 PM



(9/20/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

If I have the timeline right, the left abandoned the south as soon as the south started voting Republican.

Now, everyone that fought for their land, family heritage, or any other reason was a damn racist...funny, that seems to describe modern day politics as well.


9/20/2017 11:30:00 AM



(9/20/2017 10:00:00 AM) - Al

My advice? Stop being so selfish and needy you feel you should be treated "better" than anyone else.


9/20/2017 10:00:00 AM



(9/20/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Remember when folks insisted Walker was a moron for not wanting a high speed rail boondoggle?

He was just ahead of everyone else.

Remember, if it makes financial sense to have high speed rail, private business will build it. It doesn't, however, so that's why government gets stuck doing it. They don't have stockholders to worry about.


9/20/2017 08:30:00 AM



(9/20/2017 08:30:00 AM) - Al

There's nothing sadder or more counterproductive than anti nap folks. They are shortsighted and buffoonish...but they get away with it by pretending being tired and grumpy makes them are hard worker. In reality, it makes them less effective.


9/20/2017 08:30:00 AM



(9/20/2017 04:00:00 AM) - Al

We need to have a big banquet in Washington, maybe the Republicans can pay for it, and we can give Hillary a participation award for the 2016 election.--Mike Huckabee

Heh. 


9/20/2017 04:00:00 AM



(9/20/2017 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Why they lose.



9/20/2017 03:30:00 AM



(9/20/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al




It's funny because it's true.


9/20/2017 02:30:00 AM



(9/20/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Where was this research 20 years ago?


9/20/2017 12:30:00 AM


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(9/19/2017 10:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm telling you, next time, it'll work perfectly.

And I put that sour milk back in the fridge...I think it'll be OK tomorrow.


9/19/2017 10:30:00 PM



(9/19/2017 09:29:00 PM) - Al

Brewers have 52 saves...6 more than the 2nd place teams in the NL, LA and COL.

Hard to believe how many close games they have played, and luckily, they've won their share.


9/19/2017 09:29:00 PM



(9/19/2017 08:29:00 PM) - Al

It's like when Chapman was the only one hitting 100 there for a couple years. Phillips is in a class by himself.


9/19/2017 08:29:00 PM



(9/19/2017 07:45:00 PM) - Al

Untruths were fine for 8 years.

You just gotta keep your eye on who is in the White House to keep up.

Also, for 8 years, the children of the president were off limits, even when photographed smoking pot. You see, it all depends if there is a D before the officeholder's name.

And if you don't like it, you're a racist Nazi. Or, worse, you're a bitter clinger who lives in flyover country.


9/19/2017 07:45:00 PM



(9/19/2017 07:23:00 PM) - Al

I thought it was hilarious.

Because it was.


9/19/2017 07:23:00 PM



(9/19/2017 05:30:00 PM) - Al

I'd bet my life he knew all about it. He assumed Hillary would win and cover it up.

Don't forget, when asked, he had his lawyer release a carefully crafted statement that said "I did not order it." That protected himself against future reports proving his administration had done so. Never forget, this is the same guy who said he had no idea Hillary was using private email, even though he had written to her under a pseudonym. I don't use a fake name and email to chat with folks...but, I would if I was guilty of something.

He told Susan Rice to do it. Rice, whose only tangible skills are to lie with a straight face and Gestapo like loyalty to her boss, would have assassinated someone if she was asked to do so.


9/19/2017 05:30:00 PM



(9/19/2017 04:21:00 PM) - Al

Wilkerson will get the ball first tomorrow night, though I'm not sure if he'll go more than a couple innings.


9/19/2017 04:21:00 PM



(9/19/2017 03:30:00 PM) - Al

The response should be an immediate "Shut the hell up, you know nothing loons. And get to class."


9/19/2017 03:30:00 PM



(9/19/2017 02:00:00 PM) - Al

St. Louis should set up a job fair right in downtown. No way the protesters go anywhere near there.--Sean Spicier

Heh...and true.


9/19/2017 02:00:00 PM



(9/19/2017 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm telling ya, I don't know why people say I'm a dishonest hack and did not want to vote for me.


9/19/2017 01:00:00 PM



(9/19/2017 12:40:00 PM) - Al

Lots of the same thoughts floating around Twitter today.

Yes, it has.

Good to see.

Current leader in the Ramblings' quote of the year contest.

Life comes at you fast. Get your story straight.

I'd call the UN is a joke, but I would not want to offend jokes.

He seemed to be basking in their disdain.--Melissa Francis on Outnumbered, about a long pause during Trump's speech which was met silence

I forget who said it, but Trump's greatest positive is his ability to not give a damn or feel guilty about telling it like it is.  


9/19/2017 12:40:00 PM



(9/19/2017 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Follow the money.

When you insist it's hotter, colder, wetter, and drier because of the same thing, one needs not need to be a genius to realize they are being duped.


9/19/2017 12:30:00 PM



(9/19/2017 12:27:00 PM) - Al

So, for those keeping score:

1. Trump tweeted the truth.

2. The old media insisted it was lies, all lies.

3. The old media finally was unable to cover it up anymore, after months of doing so.

4. Old media and Dem politicians proven to be incorrect, and/or lying liars.

Gee, who woulda guessed it?

I, for one, am shocked.


9/19/2017 12:27:00 PM



(9/19/2017 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Do as I say, not as I do.

And by the way, all you folks in flyover country suck.


9/19/2017 11:30:00 AM



(9/19/2017 10:30:00 AM) - Al

The always unhappy left...the gift that just keeps on giving.

Most all reasonably intelligent US citizens realize kids mowing lawn is often a good summer activity, or a slow progression into other responsibilities and jobs. If it doesn't remind you of Obama's 96 months of insisting American exceptionalism was a negative, nothing will.


9/19/2017 10:30:00 AM



(9/19/2017 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Adams has been right so often, he's earned the benefit of a lot of doubts.

He's right though. I've spent a decade in sales, and he's 100% accurate on persuasion and marketing.The Dems insist they can win back voters by effectively saying, "You're an idiot. You elected a meanie, you're stupid fools, and you're just lucky we are here to save you from yourselves. Oh, and by the way, you're racists. Now, vote for us."

The first thought you are taught is to always be complimentary to your prospective clients. Their house is lovely, their lawn is lovely, they've done a great job for themselves. Now, let me help.

The left, since last NOV (and actually since the constant Obama condescending tone in 2009), the goal has to been to insist "I'm your best best to help you, because you're too dumb to know what you need. You're fat and your wife is ugly, now put me into power."


9/19/2017 07:30:00 AM



(9/19/2017 05:00:00 AM) - Al

The only question is how they survived so long.

It is well known that in the late 90's, TRU hired a consulting firm to come in and give them advice on what to do with operations, which would be best described as inept and ridiculous. When the consulting folks explained to corporate they needed to revamp the way they did everything, that they were simply broken and basically needed to start over, they...wait for it...fired the consulting company.

In perhaps an even more embarrassing tale, they had 2 computer systems, one used for scheduling, one used for inventory, payroll, and everything else. They had been given "trial" software, and when they could not agree on a price after the "trial" period was complete, TRU just kept using it. Hence, the 2 systems could not communicate with each other, which as you can imagine, was a logistical nightmare.

The corporate office would routinely send out changes to goofed up planograms and not give any hours to stores. One hour changes would take 3 associates 2-3 days to finish. They insisted "working a truck" (unloading, stocking shelves, and putaway) should take 15 man hours...in reality, it took about 20-25 man hours just to move the merch from the truck to the storeroom.

I have not been inside one for years, but when the Rambling son was younger, we would often stop by the Appleton and Green Bay ones...employees in ripped jeans and a half dozen different Tshirts would stand around chatting and shrug a lot.




9/19/2017 05:00:00 AM



(9/19/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

I have said this before, but despite the fact I believe pro choice is the "proper" side to be on, given the fetus cannot survive outside the womb (for now) before the 20 week mark or so, you know who makes it really difficult?

The pro choice side.


9/19/2017 02:30:00 AM



(9/19/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, of course they are. Otherwise, under those mean Republicans, it'd be a crime ridden...nevermind.


9/19/2017 12:30:00 AM


Monday, September 18, 2017

(9/18/2017 11:28:00 PM) - Al

Meghan McCain in talks to host The View, where she would be the token conservative and get attacked daily by the meanest far left broads on the planet.

They made CCB cry on several occasions, and she's the sweetest person to ever exist.

I wish her luck, but they go through dissenting views faster than tap water thru a first time Mexican tourist.



9/18/2017 11:28:00 PM



(9/18/2017 10:30:00 PM) - Al

BUMPED after completion of last game.

Last week I went 9-6, which tied me for 42nd out of 113 folks tracked by NFL Pick Watch. I hated going against the Packers and Broncos at home, and it turns out, I should have just not thought about it and picked them. I am still perfect in my eliminator picks too (he said one week in:)

This week...

Bengals--L
Ravens--W
Panthers--W
Cards--W
Jags--L
Chiefs--W
Pats--W
Steelers--W
Bucs--W
Chargers--L
Raiders--W
Cowboys--L
Rams--L
Seahawks (eliminator)--W
Falcons--W
Lions--W

BUMPED: 11-5; 1-0 eliminator

20-11, 2-0 eliminator

T66th out of 113



9/18/2017 10:30:00 PM



(9/18/2017 09:30:00 PM) - Al

I'm no expert, but, yes. Yes it does.

Susan Rice did not unmask political opponents to see if they were using escort services and the like. She did it because she's a lying liar and a terrible human being.


9/18/2017 09:30:00 PM



(9/18/2017 09:03:00 PM) - Al

I've played on softball teams that would go into the last inning down 9-2, and get 2 guys thrown out on the bases while losing 9-6.

I never remember getting thrown out trying to take an extra base in my life. Sometimes, it helps being so slow afoot you rarely felt "going for it" was a good idea.




9/18/2017 09:03:00 PM



(9/18/2017 08:26:00 PM) - Al

Brinson and Woodruff are on the 40 man, none of the others need to be added this winter.


9/18/2017 08:26:00 PM



(9/18/2017 06:30:00 PM) - Al

It is hellishly bad, but it's so bad, it has entertainment value.


9/18/2017 06:30:00 PM



(9/18/2017 05:00:00 PM) - Al

They do not realize the public realizes they aren't really making fun of Trump, they're making fun of his voters.


9/18/2017 05:00:00 PM



(9/18/2017 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Why I did not accompany the Rambling extended family to Disney last summer.

I knows what I like.


9/18/2017 04:00:00 PM



(9/18/2017 03:40:00 PM) - Al

CNN has been proven to be fake news many times before, and this simply proves they are still doing it.

They're so desperate for ratings, they begged him to return today, then lied about inviting him back, and then got caught when they canceled his appearance, both by voice mail and by tweet.

If you can't believe CNN when they talk about who they've invited, you certainly can't believe them on anything else.

Travis has absolutely destroyed them, as he points out, simply by being honest. When you tell the truth, you don't have to remember who you lied to and what you said.

CNN, helping to sell Tshirts one bad decision at a time. 


9/18/2017 03:40:00 PM



(9/18/2017 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Don't be silly. They're all deplorables in flyover country.

Not to mention, they're so racist, many voted for Obama. Twice.


9/18/2017 03:30:00 PM



(9/18/2017 03:19:00 PM) - Al

I did not even know the Emmys were on. The Rambling wife would have told me to go elsewhere had I not watched the Packers' game anyway.

This is the best description of people giving awards to themselves I've ever heard.


9/18/2017 03:19:00 PM



(9/18/2017 03:11:00 PM) - Al

Must be another RH SP with huge splits, as the Crew loads the lineup with LH bats.


9/18/2017 03:11:00 PM



(9/18/2017 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Peak stupid?

You may think so, but wait until tomorrow.


9/18/2017 10:30:00 AM



(9/18/2017 06:00:00 AM) - Al

100% true.

I've never seen folks work so hard to pretend to be offended and the only ones who agree are the folks that are so negative they're perpetually unhappy.

About what? Everything


9/18/2017 06:00:00 AM



(9/18/2017 02:30:00 AM) - Al

I think this is what I said the other day.


9/18/2017 02:30:00 AM



(9/18/2017 12:30:00 AM) - Al

They drive away the moderates and independents in droves.


9/18/2017 12:30:00 AM


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