Al's Ramblings

Thursday, October 31, 2013

(10/31/2013 05:48:00 PM) - Al

School board insists on fighting losing battle.

That said, I'm also a big believer in the subject matter.

10/31/2013 05:48:00 PM

(10/31/2013 04:15:00 PM) - Al

Lies, fibs, and untruths...continued.

Know what? If they lied about this, you can bet the farm they have lied about Benghazi.

10/31/2013 04:15:00 PM

(10/31/2013 04:00:00 PM) - Al


Dennis Miller always says he leaned left until after 9/11, when the Dems said "We can't do anything to make you safer, but we're going to need more of your money."

I was 7 when Jimmy Carter took over, and spent my teen years watching Ronald Reagan lower taxes while boosting economic growth. It was difficult to ignore what worked and what didn't.

Nothing has changed since.

10/31/2013 04:00:00 PM

(10/31/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

They can be on my side fighting the bad guys anytime.

As for those who insist we need a bunch of eagle scouts and choir boys, I know for a fact many of the brilliant men who founded the greatest nation in the history of the planet had a bit of rough and daring in them.

We used to ride off to the undiscovered lands of the west not having any idea what they would find past the rivers and mountains. Now, we lie about a health program that costs a jillion dollars and leaves more uninsured than we started with.  

10/31/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/31/2013 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Than k goodness we have the left saving us from ourselves.

10/31/2013 03:00:00 PM

(10/31/2013 02:30:00 PM) - Al

They did it safely, so, this is very impressive.

10/31/2013 02:30:00 PM

(10/31/2013 02:15:00 PM) - Al

Singapore's population lives longer but spends 1/4 less on healthcare. Why? People pay for services themselves.--John Stossel

What? The free market works? The hell you say.

I guarantee you Singapore doesn't allow punitive damages, the burden of proof being on the medical provider, and all the legal maneuvering the US does, and that the left won't even consider firms and unions fund the entire party. 

10/31/2013 02:15:00 PM

(10/31/2013 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I got it right.

Of course, I also knew Obamacare would be a mammoth failure.

10/31/2013 02:00:00 PM

(10/31/2013 01:46:00 PM) - Al

The strange thing was, why did they put Miller (and Mujica) on the roster if they had no intention of using them? They seem to pride themselves on doing everything a bit strangely.

10/31/2013 01:46:00 PM

(10/31/2013 01:43:00 PM) - Al

Badgers lose on Kevon Looney, one of the top ten prospects in the nation, as he chooses UCLA.

Not sure if Bo will go after another body or save the scholly until next season, as they had left several D1 talents go unrecruited and let them go elsewhere as they saved the spot for him.

10/31/2013 01:43:00 PM

(10/31/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

This broad is so ignorant, she might be the next VP.

10/31/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/31/2013 11:30:00 AM) - Al

I've talked to several ladies who say women are far more concerned with other women's looks than men are. Also, I have always heard women are for more of a security issue at strip clubs than men are.

10/31/2013 11:30:00 AM

(10/31/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Former scout loves Haniger.

He's a good one, with a medium ceiling.

10/31/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/31/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

For Halloween I'm going as a hooker and its oddly the least slutty costume.--Whitney Cummings

Heh. Why women feel the need to dress so inappropriately one day a year is beyond me. Even more bothersome, restaurants and other places of employment seem to not even notice it.

The irony? Hooters' waitstaff is by far the most overdressed on Halloween.

10/31/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/31/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Record federal revenue...deficit still almost $1T.

1. As I've told you, it's not a revenue problem.

2. There is no income you cannot outspend. The current administration proves that, every single day.

3. Taxes up, check. Spending up, check. According to the left, the economy should be BOOMING! It's not? Go figure.

10/31/2013 09:00:00 AM

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

(10/30/2013 10:28:00 PM) - Al

I know I lack a sense of liking old things that have outlived their usefulness tradition, but I sure wish someone would build a "new Fenway" that allowed for comfy seating, more seating capacity, and on a related note, that would also allow some "bargain" seats (you know, under $40) in the upper reaches for those on a budget. They might well draw 4M if they had a ballpark that held 50K+.

10/30/2013 10:28:00 PM

(10/30/2013 09:14:00 PM) - Al

Bucks get 12 minutes, 0 points, and 5 fouls out of Larry Sanders, top two point guards Knight and Ridnour play a total of 2 minutes,  have 24 TO's, and still only lose by 7.

Moral victory in New York. 

10/30/2013 09:14:00 PM

(10/30/2013 08:21:00 PM) - Al

I know many people think no one could have purposefully designed such a pathetic law, and that this was done to speed up the implementation of a single payer system, which is the true goal of an administration that hates capitalism and has no sense of the historical failures of socialist states.

I think they're underestimating just how far in over its head these hypocrites are.

10/30/2013 08:21:00 PM

(10/30/2013 08:11:00 PM) - Al

Just switched over from Criminal Minds to see a replay of the double.

If Molina catches that ball a foot or two deeper, the runner is an easy out. Lucroy does that all the time too.

If rules banning home plate collisions go through, I suppose it won't be possible to do so, so the issue is likely moot.

10/30/2013 08:11:00 PM

(10/30/2013 07:48:00 PM) - Al

Lies, ineptness, and inept lies.

I didn't vote for him. Those that did, way to go.

10/30/2013 07:48:00 PM

(10/30/2013 05:35:00 PM) - Al

Men often do need maternity care.--Kathleen Sebelius

She is a moron among morons.

And, by the way, no they do not.

10/30/2013 05:35:00 PM

(10/30/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Another day, another public school jawdropping moment.

10/30/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/30/2013 03:00:00 PM) - Al

If corporate slogans were honest.

Love KMart's.

10/30/2013 03:00:00 PM

(10/30/2013 02:30:00 PM) - Al

That tingle up his leg is 13.5 months late.

If it lasts more than four hours Chris, see a medical professional.

I'd call him a clown, but I wouldn't want to offend clowns.

10/30/2013 02:30:00 PM

(10/30/2013 01:30:00 PM) - Al

I know my tax dollars did not go to this, but it's still an incredible waste of cash.

$100K for rusty eyesores? Goodness.

10/30/2013 01:30:00 PM

(10/30/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The political winds changed...just like that.

'Tis what happens when you do not stand for anything except playing politics.

10/30/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/30/2013 12:55:00 PM) - Al

Three minutes of one lie after another.

This is how they passed it. No way the truth gets a single vote.

10/30/2013 12:55:00 PM

(10/30/2013 12:27:00 PM) - Al

Rewriting history is FUN!

10/30/2013 12:27:00 PM

(10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Hoyer, up for reelection in a year, comes clean, admits Dems lied to get Obamacare passed.

If the old media picks up on this, this could be the beginning of the end.

10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/30/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

How do these fools still have jobs?

10/30/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/30/2013 09:30:00 AM) - Al

And if you would just poll flyover country, it's about 2-1.

That is, of course, if you were honest about what the tea party stands for...fiscal responsibility, capitalism, and completely apathetic on social issues, as they have never taken a stance on any of them, to my knowledge at least.

10/30/2013 09:30:00 AM

(10/30/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Dems scoff, shrug shoulders, and lie about what happened.

I am ashamed to have Baldwin as my senator. She can't even speak a single sentence without lying about the past and the present. What an idiot.

10/30/2013 09:00:00 AM

(10/30/2013 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Heh. It's funny because it's true.

10/30/2013 07:30:00 AM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

(10/29/2013 10:45:00 PM) - Al

I just realized I've been giving the Rambling dog a 1/2 tablet of his painkiller twice a day instead of once a day, as prescribed. Considering it is a very strong drug that thins the blood, I'm lucky I did not hurt the little fella.

Tonight, on Little People Big World, they found out their 14 year old dog has cancer. I was expecting to hear that very news when we took the Rambling dog to the vet back in June.

I told the Rambling wife I might have to skip next week's episode. Listening to Matt talk about the love for his friend, how they expected this to happen, but weren't really ready for it to happen now, and how it's going to be awful difficult to say goodbye, I felt like I was watching myself.

10/29/2013 10:45:00 PM

(10/29/2013 09:44:00 PM) - Al

The last thing I did on my old email was to try and send a message to about 20 contacts, informing them of the account wouldn't let me, because that is a suspicious activity.

One final kick in the groin.

10/29/2013 09:44:00 PM

(10/29/2013 09:23:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling son has informed me that my Yahoo email is not "being hacked" but is being used by someone/something to "mask" their emails...they are sending out spam to what appears to be one contact a day, and making it appear to have been generated by me.

I'm not sure if there is an answer, as I'm not visiting porn sites, or sites of questionable origin. My password is 18 characters long, and a security website my son uses says it would take a desktop computer "one quadrillion years" to figure out my password, by process of elimination. At this point, my only thought is it's the NSA, and if so, I wish my content was more important.

Well, finally, I guess it is time to admit defeat. I am changing my email on this site to an old one, and deleting my ramblingalb Yahoo account. If you need to get in touch, use the email on the sidebar, but obviously, change the [at] to a @.

10/29/2013 09:23:00 PM

(10/29/2013 08:40:00 PM) - Al

Gomez is very good in CF, and has very good defensive metrics in CF.

Adam Jones has terrible metrics in CF, and won another Gold Glove.

Those that see Jones play regularly...what's the deal?

Machado (+31) and Hardy (+6) were solid in their UZR. Jones has been negative each season since '08. Just seems like he's consistently below average. Is it really just the fact he makes some great catches and wins because of that?

10/29/2013 08:40:00 PM

(10/29/2013 07:38:00 PM) - Al

Carlos Gomez wins the Gold Glove.

I admit, I thought there was a 51% chance McCutchen would win because he hit more. Congrats to Carlos, who unlike most Gold Gloves, richly deserved it.

10/29/2013 07:38:00 PM

(10/29/2013 04:47:00 PM) - Al

Aoki will cost $1.9M in '14, due to incentives met.

Still very cheap for any team looking for an OF with no long term commitment.

10/29/2013 04:47:00 PM

(10/29/2013 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Even Jon Stewart is embarrassed by the Sgt. Schultz 

{I know nothing!}


10/29/2013 04:30:00 PM

(10/29/2013 04:02:00 PM) - Al

Made my best NFL pick in ages last night. Took SL to beat SEA. The Seahawks were 13-14 point favorites, and I took the Rams not just to cover, but to win.

They didn't, but they had two plays from the one to do so. That's why you can't worry about the short term results. It was a very good pick, but it fell just short.

10/29/2013 04:02:00 PM

(10/29/2013 03:43:00 PM) - Al

I've been saying it wasn't true, and that he's a lying fraud well before 2012...what prize do I win?

1. Hey, I didn't vote for him.

2. What's sad is, this will get absolutely no play, but the entire half hour of each network's nightly news should be reporting, and then repeating this fact.

He's a bad, bad man. He believes in nothing, except that the USA has thrived by pure coincidence and chance. And he somehow feels that by repeating the mistakes made often in the past century is somehow the answer to a socialist utopian state.

First step, health care. Check.  

10/29/2013 03:43:00 PM

(10/29/2013 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Former Congresswoman doesn't understand why her premiums have gone up so.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to shovel up the pile of irony.

10/29/2013 03:00:00 PM

(10/29/2013 02:17:00 PM) - Al

The left loves taxes of all forms, even those that will unfairly punish the poor and middle class.

If you want to spend inordinate amounts of cash, it's gotta come from somewhere. All the rest is just details.

10/29/2013 02:17:00 PM

(10/29/2013 02:10:00 PM) - Al

It sounds like an interesting read, and heaven forbid kids my son's age get any patriotic stuff in their history.

10/29/2013 02:10:00 PM

(10/29/2013 02:04:00 PM) - Al

I can't believe I'm linking to this, as it's so ignorant. However, I will say I see guys picked off to end games every season. While that run "may not mean anything," the runner always wants to get a lengthy lead to possibly beat the throw to 2B on a ground ball deep in the hole at SS, or to get to 2B on a ball in the dirt, to eliminate the force. 

Even pretending that a guy getting picked off is rare or unlikely is just trying to create drama where there wasn't any.

10/29/2013 02:04:00 PM

(10/29/2013 01:42:00 PM) - Al

Wal Mart announces thousands of promotions before the end of the year.

They are proof that the free market and capitalism still rises to the top in the USA, regardless of the president's attempt to punish the successful.

10/29/2013 01:42:00 PM

(10/29/2013 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Wow, that's just downright sad.

10/29/2013 01:30:00 PM

(10/29/2013 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Proud to have Senator Johnson squarely on the side of common sense, and responsible spending.

The left is living in a fantasy world of their own making, and should be ashamed of themselves. They know the math doesn't work, but they just keep lying about it...have you noticed how none of the Obamacare claims are turning out to be remotely true?

10/29/2013 01:30:00 PM

(10/29/2013 01:06:00 PM) - Al

I think I forgot to link to MLBTR's offseason look at the Crew; you will notice many familiar names, KRod, Morse, a Weeks/Gennett platoon.

10/29/2013 01:06:00 PM

(10/29/2013 12:46:00 PM) - Al

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

10/29/2013 12:46:00 PM

(10/29/2013 12:30:00 PM) - Al

"He didn't know" is the best they can do.

And to be blunt, it's the worst excuse a leader has, but I guess it sounds better than "he didn't care, you rubes."

10/29/2013 12:30:00 PM

(10/29/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Target Center, two years newer than the Bradley Center, will undergo it's second huge renovation...two more than the Milwaukee arena has ever had.

Milwaukee is still upset it had to do some minor infrastructure when given BC as a gift. 

10/29/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

NYC is headed for disaster.

Don't say we didn't warn them.

10/29/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/29/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Allen West posts this video of what happens when they lower the flag each day on a military base.

Imagine the snark filled comments from the left.

10/29/2013 09:00:00 AM

Monday, October 28, 2013

(10/28/2013 05:45:00 PM) - Al

NBC did keep this under wraps for three years, until a year after the election.

Pravda did the same.

End of the day, the administration lied, NBC did too, and I'm left to smile, shake my head, and simply remind you:

1. I told you so.

2. I didn't vote for them.

3. Eventually, my party will return us to the free market, capitalism, and the end of ridiculous spending. The rest of you, I'm not sure how you sleep at night.

10/28/2013 05:45:00 PM

(10/28/2013 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Look, if we're going to start keeping track, I think it'd be far easier to start a list of the truthful things said about Obamacare.

It costs more, and no one can sign up. Brilliant.

10/28/2013 04:06:00 PM

(10/28/2013 04:00:00 PM) - Al

The answer is simple...they don't understand math, or economics.

Regardless of the question, their answer is to tax and spend.

10/28/2013 04:00:00 PM

(10/28/2013 03:25:00 PM) - Al

Finally, almost 14 months later, a question about Benghazi...and the president doesn't have a clue, just like Clinton was totally unprepared to testify in front of Congress.

They are just an embarrassment, and don't even pretend to care.

10/28/2013 03:25:00 PM

(10/28/2013 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Death threats to Walker and family, old media unconcerned.

Polite and civil, heh. Selfish losers, every damn one.

I'll crawl on broken glass to support him, and to vote against every liberal. Enough of their overspending and overtaxing, and Chicago politics.

Fight like a girl, and punch back twice as hard.

10/28/2013 02:00:00 PM

(10/28/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

This is how kicking the can down the road has worked so far.

10/28/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/28/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Feral humans resemble Occupy, wear faded Obama Tshirts.

This is a direct result from massive entitlements and punishing the successful.

10/28/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/28/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

In his mansion with every light on, Al Gore orders up a hooker and weeps.

10/28/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/28/2013 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Is he a liar, or is he inept?

I'm positive he's both. And an embarrassment.

10/28/2013 10:30:00 AM

(10/28/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

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

We need us a shutdown that doesn't go away after a couple weeks.

10/28/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/28/2013 08:30:00 AM) - Al

$15T and nothing to show for it.

With numbers like that, the government must be involved.

We declared war on poverty, and poverty won.

10/28/2013 08:30:00 AM

(10/28/2013 07:30:00 AM) - Al

One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller's office concedes is a "substantial decline." On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year -- even at higher rates.

One paragraph why the left's ideas simply do not work in the real world. People vote with their feet, work less, or fib more. Read the GOP manifesto here, and if you're a liberal, commence weeping. This and stupid spending is why your administration has amassed 41% of the entire debt in five years, while the other 59% took 236 trips around the sun to add up.

It's just math, and the Dems suck at it.

10/28/2013 07:30:00 AM

Sunday, October 27, 2013

(10/27/2013 10:09:00 PM) - Al

I have not seen it, but I have seen several people say this 60 Minutes report on Benghazi is devastating to the administration.

The truth has a way of sneaking out, no matter how heavy the cover up.

10/27/2013 10:09:00 PM

(10/27/2013 08:05:00 PM) - Al

I already had a high-deductible plan. Now I can buy a plan with double the deductible for only $200 a month more.--David Frum

You know, it's almost like the free market works.

10/27/2013 08:05:00 PM

(10/27/2013 07:22:00 PM) - Al

Ironic, since Biden is a foreign policy guru.

Heck, I'm positive Biden couldn't spell guru if you spotted him the g and the r...

10/27/2013 07:22:00 PM

(10/27/2013 07:03:00 PM) - Al

60 Minutes running a story on Benghazi only 13.5 months after four Americans were killed while Hillary and Barack...played politics? Slept?

We don't know, since the cover up has never even made an excuse for their whereabouts...and the old media hasn't bothered to ask. We're in the best of hands.

10/27/2013 07:03:00 PM

(10/27/2013 05:59:00 PM) - Al

You mean insurance costs more when the government requires companies to cover everyone and everything?

By the way, remember when covering everyone for less as what we were paying before was the administration's line? Remember...we'll save money through efficiency!

As if the government is more efficient at's that web site that cost $600M doing? 

This is the biggest disaster since 9/11.

10/27/2013 05:59:00 PM

(10/27/2013 02:49:00 PM) - Al

Heh. He's the best.

10/27/2013 02:49:00 PM

(10/27/2013 12:06:00 PM) - Al


Got home from seeing Bad Grandpa (I missed half the dialogue from people laughing too loudly) and wanted to drop you a line saying how well put your Barney Fife reference is. Nothing I hate more than a touch foul being called with 2 seconds left in basketball. Or a pass interference call on 4th down that you can't even see on replay. What gets me is how many people are saying that's the way the rule is written. The speed limit is 65, and we all know no one gets a ticket for going 66 or 67. Quit being Barney Fife and use some Sheriff Taylor common sense. It's fine to overlook a minor infraction and let the players decide the game. It's very sad to me we're all talking about the call rather than the game winning base hit or HR that would have happened in the 10th or 12th inning. 


Nice to wake up and already have a post written. Excellent points on the speed limit and all the discussion today being about the call and not about the game.

At the end of the day, they need to keep their masks on, shut up, and quit thinking they are the bigger than the game. When you allow guys to be horrible and just keep running them out there, we should not be surprised they continue to be horrible.

10/27/2013 12:06:00 PM

(10/27/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Where the Brewers rank in various financials...if they are truly worth $615M, Mark A and his ownership team has made a fortune, but they can't collect until they sell.

10/27/2013 09:00:00 AM

Saturday, October 26, 2013

(10/26/2013 11:29:00 PM) - Al

I don't care what the dictionary definition is. If the 3B grabs the runner and holds him up, that's obstruction. If the runner is clumsy and falls down, tough.

Jim Joyce just has no common sense. He's like that kid in 3rd grade that reminds the teacher she promised to collect homework after the bus crashed on the way to school. He's the Barney Fife of an incredibly inept group of overpaid buffoons, who love being talked about, when their goal should be invisibility.

He doesn't seem to care that no one gives a damn about Jim Joyce, and he's not there to make history. If his goal is to be known as "that idiot" who takes away perfect games and decides big games by reading the rule book with a magnifying glass on Xmas Eve, he's accomplished his mission. 

10/26/2013 11:29:00 PM

(10/26/2013 11:09:00 PM) - Al

Jim Joyce is, quite possibly, the most publicity hungry human being in the history of the planet.

He just wants to be the center of attention, every second of every day.

Let the game be decided the right way, you moronic attention seeker. Just when you think they've hit rock bottom...

10/26/2013 11:09:00 PM

(10/26/2013 08:57:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling dog is back to his normal self today...pain meds and a 15 minute walk (some google links said he may be bored) seem to have somehow made a difference. Sucks that we can't tell if it was his teeth, or a tummy ache, bad knees, or what; but I guess when your dog is 17, the days of him being pain free and naturally healthy are over.

10/26/2013 08:57:00 PM

(10/26/2013 07:48:00 PM) - Al

Millionaire actor calls for redistribution of income and the end of capitalism...ironically, hangs onto his own money with clenched fists.

Funny how they always want to be the exception to the rule. The epitome of selfish hypocrites.

Socialism works great until you run out of other people's money.

10/26/2013 07:48:00 PM

(10/26/2013 05:21:00 PM) - Al

A source told Radar: 'ABC has begun doing deep research on Jenny McCarthy's work on The View and the initial findings are that viewers want to tune out the second she opens her mouth!--Daily Mail 

That's because 95% of the public knows believes in modern medicine, and not in the 21st century version of witchcraft and leeches.

10/26/2013 05:21:00 PM

(10/26/2013 04:25:00 PM) - Al

When the left makes the decisions, this is what happens.

10/26/2013 04:25:00 PM

(10/26/2013 04:08:00 PM) - Al

Five years ago, Palin was an idiot for even mentioning death panels.

Now, Slate argues for them, Sebelius said she could do nothing to help a transplant patient live, and Reid asked why we'd want to continue treating cancer patients.

I've said it often, but every word Sarah has said has turned out to be true. She's the modern day Nostradamus. If she believed in taxing the successful far more than others, and in killing a child born after a late term abortion gone bad, the left would already be chipping rock on Rushmore for her likeness.

10/26/2013 04:08:00 PM

(10/26/2013 12:52:00 PM) - Al

A couple months ago, the GOP said the USA should not go to war with Syria. The Dems vehemently disagreed.

A couple weeks ago, the GOP said the USA should delay the individual mandate that comes with the disastrous Obamacare rollout. The Dems vehemently disagreed.

But, of course, in both cases, polls were taken, the political breezes changed, and, since the administration doesn't actually have any actual beliefs, except to take away the freedoms that have made the USA the wealthiest nation the world has ever known.

This is the stuff sitcoms are made of. But it is not funny when it's real life.

10/26/2013 12:52:00 PM

(10/26/2013 12:34:00 PM) - Al

A few years ago, sending the IRS after conservative groups and tellinbg your military what God to worship would have been unthinkable.

Hope and change, welcome.

Hey, I didn't vote for him. 

10/26/2013 12:34:00 PM

(10/26/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I just wanna get this straight...they didn't test the Obamacare website in the months prior to going live October 1st because...of the shutdown that began October 1st?

We're in the best of hands.

10/26/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/26/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm all for cancer research, I just wish it wasn't accompanied by men looking ridiculous.

There's nothing wrong with facial hair, but a mustache without a beard has never been a good look, and it never will be.

Notice how ladies have October pegged for breast cancer (and I should mention that men suffer from that ailment as well) research, but do not feel the need to look goofy to promote their cause.

10/26/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/26/2013 09:30:00 AM) - Al

This explains a lot about how government works, why they suck at the simplest things, and why the president and his wife are a disgrace.

How many scandals are we going to have to see before the calls for impeachment are deafening?

10/26/2013 09:30:00 AM

Friday, October 25, 2013

(10/25/2013 09:57:00 PM) - Al

Bucks have to cancel preseason finale because floor at Bradley Center too slippery to stand up on.

You know, I don't know why anyone thinks they need a new arena...

10/25/2013 09:57:00 PM

(10/25/2013 09:43:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling son and I went to Gravity 3D tonight, as the Rambling wife is at some complain about your husband scrapbooking get together. We ate our weight in popcorn and the Rambling son spent the entire drive home telling me how unrealistic it was.

My only thoughts? Sandra Bullock, despite minimal make up and being several years my senior, still quite a looker.

10/25/2013 09:43:00 PM

(10/25/2013 09:16:00 PM) - Al

The horror.

10/25/2013 09:16:00 PM

(10/25/2013 09:13:00 PM) - Al

If I dislike something, I won't bother supporting it.

If a liberal dislikes something, they try to legislate it out of existence.

That's why there's a zillion laws on the books and no one pays attention to any of them.

10/25/2013 09:13:00 PM

(10/25/2013 09:03:00 PM) - Al

Ratings aren't bad at all for the Series, there's just more choices. The top rated shows simply garner fewer viewers than in years past.

The only real exception to this is the Super Bowl, which is a single event and is more of a cultural happening.

10/25/2013 09:03:00 PM

(10/25/2013 08:49:00 PM) - Al

Bad few days for the Rambling dog. Back on the meds, after seemingly having no problems at all for a couple months. Not sure if there's ongoing, major stuff going on internally, if he's "uncomfortable," or if he's going plum bonkers. If you google his symptoms, it comes up nausea, tooth pain, or senility.

Sadly, he might be suffering from all three. 

10/25/2013 08:49:00 PM

(10/25/2013 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Luckily, he wasn't a conservative, or there would be real punishment.

By the way, remember when the left was polite and civil?

10/25/2013 08:00:00 PM

(10/25/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Use this guide to tell which wood goes best with which foods.

Or, you can wonder where exactly we went wrong. I'd poke my eyes out with a dull stick before using such ridiculous info.

10/25/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/25/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

When that Target ad comes on about "people finally getting together," I am reminded why I hate people so.

I wouldn't allow any of those self important fools in my home in they were on fire and I was holding an extinguisher that was about to expire.

I admit, I can't help but think of them sitting there, and thinking, "Man, that Al is sitting home watching a Boy Meets World marathon and taking a nap. He is one lucky fella."

Have a good weekend. For those of you that actually join us on Sat/Sun, I hope you know, it's all done by interns.

That's why it is so much better than the stuff I write.

10/25/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/25/2013 03:29:00 PM) - Al

Don't worry, everything will be perfect once Obamacare gets started.

What? An unintended consequence? And the administration didn't see it coming, you say?

1. I, for one, am shocked.

2. By the way, I blame W.

10/25/2013 03:29:00 PM

(10/25/2013 03:25:00 PM) - Al

After we elect Obama, the world is going to adore us.

Not so much.

10/25/2013 03:25:00 PM

(10/25/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The story here isn't that Hannity is classy (though he is), it's that no one seems the least bit troubled the lady got fired for answering questions about Obamacare, which was her job. Apparently, the operators have been given a list of conservative talk hosts and told not to talk to see, the administration has never imagined that someone could use a fake name...

Almost sounds like something that would have happened in the USSR, doesn't it?

10/25/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/25/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling son is off school today, so after my appointments, we're going to take in a matinee of Gravity 3D.

I would prefer Bad Grandpa, but I'm pretty sure a social worker would be waiting to introduce him to his foster family after the show. 

10/25/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/25/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Since planking was so stupid, I can at least say I find mamming intriguing.

The irony? Those that doubt delays in seeing a doctor or getting care, just remember, building a website is a lot easier than getting a medical degree.

10/25/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/25/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Get your mom in law a free meal at Hooters!

The Rambling son and I have enjoyed a couple meals at Hooters over the years, and I always hated the fact the wait staff flirted with him the entire time.

10/25/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/25/2013 09:30:00 AM) - Al

You know they're lying because their lips are moving.

Bad, bad people.

10/25/2013 09:30:00 AM

(10/25/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I have to agree..."life hacks" are, for the most part, very stupid ideas that never should have seen the light of day; and often, are just embarrassing.

Adult language at the link, because not everyone is polite and civil like myself and the entire left.

10/25/2013 09:00:00 AM

Thursday, October 24, 2013

(10/24/2013 06:44:00 PM) - Al

Or, as it will be called this year, an Obama Xmas.

10/24/2013 06:44:00 PM

(10/24/2013 06:41:00 PM) - Al

It's the Chicago way.

When you lose CNN...

10/24/2013 06:41:00 PM

(10/24/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Yes she did, and it's funny the old media ignored it, and yet, most of us know exactly how she ignored her duty...too busy prepping for 2016.

And, even after a long vacation and an "illness," she couldn't even pretend to care what happened to four Americans who died on her watch.

10/24/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/24/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Good to see a city stepping forward to grab a pro sports franchise, even if it does appear to be a bit underpriced.

10/24/2013 09:00:00 AM

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

(10/23/2013 08:44:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife proudly using her new apple peeler/corer, looks down, two fingers are bleeding.

This is why I don't let her apply ointment to me...if you know what I mean. 

10/23/2013 08:44:00 PM

(10/23/2013 08:41:00 PM) - Al

Getting some feedback that Sanchez is a better prospect than I'm giving him credit for. He walked more in AAA than Wooten, struck out fewer, and is 26. I don't think Wooten is anything more than a middle reliever, so I certainly don't think Sanchez is.

Granted, some guys improve as time goes by...Jim Henderson found 3-4 mph at 29, and Kintzler was "just a middle reliever" until finding something in mid 2013.

10/23/2013 08:41:00 PM

(10/23/2013 08:34:00 PM) - Al

Watching SVU and DVRing Criminal Minds, as per usual. Twitter made it sound like the Red Sox were ahead 22-0, but it's only 5-0. Yes folks, sometimes good pitchers do not have excellent stuff every time out. Wainwright has thrown 265 innings as well...he might well be on fumes, even with extra rest.

10/23/2013 08:34:00 PM

(10/23/2013 06:56:00 PM) - Al

Crew outrights three to minors, only surprise being Jesus Sanchez, who was mildly effective in AAA, but his lack of a callup spoke volumes about his lack of ceiling.

10/23/2013 06:56:00 PM

(10/23/2013 06:52:00 PM) - Al

Record wheat harvest in Ukraine! All hail 5-year plan!--David Burge, quoting the often spoke lies of the USSR before they failed due to economic mismanagement

We're in the best of hands.

10/23/2013 06:52:00 PM

(10/23/2013 06:25:00 PM) - Al

White House to delay individual mandate for six weeks. But they wouldn't delay individual mandate for five minutes to end the government shutdown?--Ben Shapiro

Because the shutdown was all about politics, and the the mandate is all about power.

Completely different beasts.

10/23/2013 06:25:00 PM

(10/23/2013 06:18:00 PM) - Al

MLBTR predicts Hart will get 1y/$8M.

That seems high considering he missed an entire season, and had offseason knee surgery after the 2012 campaign as well.

10/23/2013 06:18:00 PM

(10/23/2013 05:31:00 PM) - Al

Is it possible this Army soldier is lying? Or is the government just anti Christian and anti fiscal conservatives?

What's really sad to me is we never had to ask these questions in prior administrations. We never had FBI scandals either. Or NSA scandals. Or IRS scandals. How's that Obamacare website that cost $600M doing?

Just coincidence, I'm sure. 

10/23/2013 05:31:00 PM

(10/23/2013 03:56:00 PM) - Al

A real estate investor showed up at my door, unannounced. I answered it. He said I want to buy your home, knock it down, and build two new luxury houses here. I told him I'm sorry, but it's not for sale. He said how about I give you this much. I looked at it and told him, "Like I said, we'd be thrilled to sell you our home."--Joel Osteen

Everything has it's price. If someone exceeds it, take it and run.

10/23/2013 03:56:00 PM

(10/23/2013 03:36:00 PM) - Al

ESPN experts have the Bucks in the playoffs or just missing them.

I've said it before, but I like this year's version better than last year's. If healthy, I could see them winning 45 games, but given they are starting out beat out, I'll predict 40.

10/23/2013 03:36:00 PM

(10/23/2013 03:11:00 PM) - Al

A couple is on Katie Couric telling how they were "lost" and "stranded" in a state park in Texas and were found "near death"...they were gone less than five days total.

Drama much? They were in less danger than a guy walking alone in an urban area after dark. If they would have packed decently or had a clue how to survive in nature, they would have been on a simple camping/hiking trip.

10/23/2013 03:11:00 PM

(10/23/2013 02:25:00 PM) - Al

Matt Thornton is setting himself up to be an affordable target for the Crew, as they have chased him for years.

10/23/2013 02:25:00 PM

(10/23/2013 02:22:00 PM) - Al

Not only does Lincecum not have a 4.03 ERA the past three seasons, while pitching half his games in a pitcher's park...he hasn't even managed that the past two years, including one season over 5.

So, if he's worth $17.5M per year going forward...what's a consistent 3.50 ERA guy worth? $25M?

That has to be nominated for the worst signing of recent times...the only thing saving it is the fact it's only for two seasons.

10/23/2013 02:22:00 PM

(10/23/2013 02:15:00 PM) - Al

MLBTR talks about a pair of FA's today...Shin Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran. Ironically, two of the worst defensive players in the game, and, notice that, both made the playoffs.

SL being such a solid team despite being 50 runs below average defensively is probably enough to make a lot of people wonder about those metrics...I'm on record as saying I think they are high on both positives and negatives, as they try too hard to be relevant.

I have little doubt Carlos Gomez is the best CF I've ever seen play, but saying he was worth 30 runs seems a bit much...especially when Logan Schafer, also a solid defender, can step in and seemingly cover as much ground.

10/23/2013 02:15:00 PM

(10/23/2013 01:51:00 PM) - Al

NBA admits plane travel now exists, goes to 2-2-1-1-1 in Finals.

They don't travel by van, I'm not sure why they ever switched.

10/23/2013 01:51:00 PM

(10/23/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I truly wonder if anyone in the entire administration has a single working brain cell.

10/23/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/23/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Racism, plain and simple.

It's always those who yell the loudest...

10/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/23/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

As I've said before, I just wish the Onion was funny.

10/23/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/23/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Throwing money at the problem is all the left knows how to do.

The Rambling son could have built a better website in a weekend and would have charged them a few cookies and a glass of chocolate milk.

10/23/2013 09:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

(10/22/2013 06:13:00 PM) - Al

Turns out, if we want government help for our health insurance, either my husband or I have to quit working. Nice touch, guys.--Emily Zanotti

Or get divorced. The left rewards those who are unwed parents...and guess what? Because of the financial ramifications, we have more unwed parents!

Who would have figured?

10/22/2013 06:13:00 PM

(10/22/2013 05:16:00 PM) - Al

Lincecum signs 2y/$35M deal.

Imagine what a healthy, effective pitcher will get.

10/22/2013 05:16:00 PM

(10/22/2013 03:29:00 PM) - Al

I've said it before, but Palin continues to bat with a perfect average.

Not only will death panels exist, they are a positive.

That's how they think.

10/22/2013 03:29:00 PM

Monday, October 21, 2013

(10/21/2013 07:47:00 PM) - Al

Taylor Green signs minor league contract with Crew, has several opt outs during season.

Nice signing, lefty 1B/2B/3B/maybe LF/RF depth.

10/21/2013 07:47:00 PM

(10/21/2013 07:19:00 PM) - Al

I can't be the only one who would simply say, "I'm sorry, you quit," and hand them a bill for $10K.

10/21/2013 07:19:00 PM

(10/21/2013 06:50:00 PM) - Al

Amazon sent me an email today telling me it's 39 days until Black Friday...really?

That's hard to believe.

10/21/2013 06:50:00 PM

(10/21/2013 04:48:00 PM) - Al

Remember the left's fibs about Walker taking away healthcare from 100K poor children?

Proven incorrect.

It's working. Lower taxes, less isn't even that difficult, if you have any type of strong leadership in charge.

10/21/2013 04:48:00 PM

(10/21/2013 03:31:00 PM) - Al

I thought Ron White had married Margo Rey years far the least attractive pic of Rey, but cancer has a way of doing that. 

10/21/2013 03:31:00 PM

(10/21/2013 03:27:00 PM) - Al

Notorious fat broad Kelly Clarkson got married.

No, she's not fat, but it's amazing how any gal that weighs triple digits in the entertainment world gets that label.

10/21/2013 03:27:00 PM

(10/21/2013 02:01:00 PM) - Al

Hayden Panettiere was on The Chew today (which I DVR) and she's unrecognizable after nose surgery.

Why do these gals do this?

10/21/2013 02:01:00 PM

(10/21/2013 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Sorry, but I'm from a place where everything was "shared equally" and it wasn't as nice as some of you seem to think it would be.--Garry Kasparov

Heh. It's shared far more equally by the ruling class.

That's why the monuments were barrycaded, but the golf course remained open.

Wait until these rules apply to health care. It's all about power.

10/21/2013 02:00:00 PM

(10/21/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

CA residents just wish that high speed rail would go away. Wait until the feds build it and leave them with all the upkeep.

Too bad they don't have a leader who has common sense and foresight. The left, despite massive evidence to the contrary, still believes more spending is better.

That's why they're broke, clueless, and when faced with massive deficits, are left only to blame the right, who is such a minority as to be inconsequential. 

10/21/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/21/2013 12:56:00 PM) - Al

These are the success stories!

Web site down? Call this number...which refers you to the web site!

We're in the very best of hands. 

10/21/2013 12:56:00 PM

(10/21/2013 11:22:00 AM) - Al

Even MSNBC realizes those numbers are pure fiction.

Too bad the old media doesn't care enough to investigate. I doubt if 500K have made it onto the website yet. I have coworkers who have tried to log on dozens of times a day since 10/1 who have not made it yet.

10/21/2013 11:22:00 AM

(10/21/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

LaCrosse serial killer strikes again, though he has now moved onto Baraboo.

And yes, those fools who don't seem to understand alcohol and irresponsibility do kill young men should be ashamed of themselves...but are probably too ignorant to even get it.

10/21/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/21/2013 10:30:00 AM) - Al

We are seeing exactly why the free market is vastly superior to government.

No company would ever risk the embarrassment of a total disaster. Obama, as if proving his complete lack of business experience, sent Sebelius onto the Sunday shows to pretend it all is well.

10/21/2013 10:30:00 AM

(10/21/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

If ever a product existed that needed an individual or travel sized container, this is the one.

10/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/21/2013 09:30:00 AM) - Al

They declared war on poverty...and poverty won.--Ronald Reagan

Unintended consequences...when you give people incentive to stay home and wait for a check...they'll gladly do so.

The left just doesn't get it...they seem to be trying to repeat the sharecroppers economic distress of post slavery.

10/21/2013 09:30:00 AM

(10/21/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

They don't even pretend to be responsible, or to care.

10/21/2013 09:00:00 AM

(10/21/2013 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I think I am completing one of my best quarters of sales in my seven years in the business.

You may ask, make a lot of money, Al? Well, not as much as I'd like, but since I've been measuring my success in how many people I've been able to help, everything else just takes care of itself.

Will it continue? No idea. 

10/21/2013 08:30:00 AM

(10/21/2013 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Insurance up in 90% of states...except in lefty states where it was already overregulated.

Remember, they were going to cover everyone for the exact same amount, due to the immense savings.

Heh. Rubes. 

10/21/2013 07:00:00 AM

Sunday, October 20, 2013

(10/20/2013 10:40:00 PM) - Al

You can think less of me all you wish...Bad Grandpa looks hilarious.

10/20/2013 10:40:00 PM

(10/20/2013 07:14:00 PM) - Al

It may never

10/20/2013 07:14:00 PM

(10/20/2013 05:08:00 PM) - Al

Heh, no one would buy a plan that costs twice as much. That's why the power play, and the lies to pass it, were necessary. 

10/20/2013 05:08:00 PM

Saturday, October 19, 2013

(10/19/2013 08:20:00 PM) - Al

Nobel Peace Prize update:  UK Guardian: Obama Drone Strikes May Violate International Law, Says UN--Instapundit

Heh. They should just name it after him. He's not just an American punchline, it's gone worldwide.

By the way, remember a few months ago, when it was absolutely vital we bomb Syria back to the stone age (which, granted, might only take one bomb)...whatever happened to that? That's right, played a round of golf, had a few drinks, and forgot all about it.

He's the president you know.

God help us all.

10/19/2013 08:20:00 PM

(10/19/2013 03:48:00 PM) - Al

Renteria a huge favorite to be Cubs' manager, and as I thought, they've all but admitted Sveum was let go because he did not work well with the Cubs' young players, and a roster expected to get younger before it gets older. 

10/19/2013 03:48:00 PM

(10/19/2013 03:43:00 PM) - Al

Turned on the heat for the first time since spring. I thought we could make it, but I looked at the forecast, and it's not supposed to get above 49 all week. 62 in the house + high of 49 does not equal 65 or above.

10/19/2013 03:43:00 PM

(10/19/2013 03:39:00 PM) - Al

The family walked in a 5K for Peyton's Promise this morning, not because we like to walk, but because I'm a business sponsor of the organization.

The suggested donation was a jar of peanut butter, so thr three of us donated six jars of peanut butter and three squeeze bottles of jelly, because:

1. We never just do the bare minimum.

2. Considering I got it at the Evil Empire, I probably paid less for that that many would have for three jars of PB.

It was just an all around victory for the free market. I also assisted a local news crew (of one) carry their stuff to the car...and, of course, it had nothing to do with the fact she was really, really attractive.


10/19/2013 03:39:00 PM

(10/19/2013 02:11:00 PM) - Al

Gomez has loose bodies removed from his elbow.

I have to wonder if this bothered his swing in the second half, or if the scouting reports just caught up to him. Given his defense and speed, he is one of the few guys in the game who is worth $7-8M even if he struggles at the plate.

10/19/2013 02:11:00 PM

(10/19/2013 02:08:00 PM) - Al

Considering Weeks had hammy surgery and there's at least a pair of other 2B who make a lot of cash on the market, it seems very unlikely a deal will be made before Rickie proves himself healthy in Arizona.

As I have said before, at this second, Weeks may have more value to the Crew as Scooter's platoon partner than anyone else. 

10/19/2013 02:08:00 PM

(10/19/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I try to stay positive, but I must admit, this is 100% true.

My president added $6.5 trillion of debt in 5 years and all I got was a crappy website.--Hale Razor

10/19/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/19/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Two thoughts from TV ads last night.

1. The Hydroxycut gal is gorgeous in her "before" shots. I'd tell her to have a burger and quit stressing. If you ain't happy with that, you ain't never going to be happy. 

2. KMart is giving people 5% off any toy if you put it on layaway, but it's full price if you buy it and take it home.

This is why KMart went bankrupt...twice.

10/19/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/19/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

You know, I'm beginning to think the prudent option would have been to read the bill.

10/19/2013 10:00:00 AM

Friday, October 18, 2013

(10/18/2013 11:34:00 PM) - Al

Grambling players quit due to long bus rides and shoddy facilities.

Doesn't say a whole lot about the younger generation being a spoiled, entitled group. Many guys would run through a wall for a $10K a year education for free...we know this because the military signs up oodles of young men and women every year because of the GI Bill and other college incentives.

I have little doubt they were lied to and the like...all athletes are given a bit of an exaggerated view. However, when the solution is to ride out the semester, give 100%, and then simply transfer to another college, their actions are, at best, weak.

10/18/2013 11:34:00 PM

(10/18/2013 10:53:00 PM) - Al

Bum Phillips passes away.

Personification of all things Texan...that's a fine obit. Always loved Bum, and his straightforward way of telling it like it was.

I had forgotten he coached the Saints as long as he did the Oilers. He'll always be Houston's coach to me.

10/18/2013 10:53:00 PM

(10/18/2013 04:06:00 PM) - Al

Which team will beat its over/under line by the most wins?
Mahoney: Bucks at 29 winsThis strikes me as a rather dismal projection for a team that should be on the playoff bubble in the East. Milwaukee isn’t that good, but 29 wins is the territory of last year’s Pistons or John Wall-deprived Wizards. The Bucks will be a fair bit better than that, and, correspondingly, the Cavaliers and Pistons might be a few wins short of their projection (40 wins apiece). I don’t see an 11-game divide between the Bucks and those other fringe playoff contenders, or a strong argument for why Milwaukee would drop nine victories from last season.

Losing Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings, Mike Dunleavy and J.J. Redick will undoubtedly come at a price, most readily seen in the clamming up of the Bucks’ offense. But there could be gains on the other end of the floor, as replacing the vomit-worthy collective defense of Ellis and Jennings should make things far easier on Larry Sanders. Considering that Milwaukee ranked just outside the top 10 in points allowed per possession last season despite Sanders’ undue burden, the Bucks should be able to rely on team defensive success while their own scoring comes and goes. To me, that’s a 30-something-win team, a bit closer to respectability than is represented in this line.

I feel the same way, though this early run of injuries is making me a bit wary. I think this team is as good as last year's, far better defensively, and many players are either entering their prime or trying to do well to get a huge contract next time. 

10/18/2013 04:06:00 PM

(10/18/2013 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Chew on this over the weekend.

If a couple gets divorced, they are automatically in far better financial shape, due to liberal policies that punish family, reward laziness, and most of all, give many no incentive to work...they make almost as much by just staying home.

Marx is the only one smiling, and he's dead.


For many of you, we'll see you Monday. For the rest, we'll be here all weekend, with all new content. Finally, for premium subscribers, I'm sorry, but that we don't have a premium option. Oopsie.

10/18/2013 04:00:00 PM

(10/18/2013 03:42:00 PM) - Al

More say they will pay a fine, everyone thinks rollout is a disaster.

They could have paid a company $10M to run the whole thing, but instead have spent $640M and have a web site that crashes. They don't believe in the free market, and if you think it's bad now...wait 'til life and death depends on it.

10/18/2013 03:42:00 PM

(10/18/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Because you are a stupid rube. I seriously doubt if he's told the truth since he's been elected, but I know he hasn't about this boondoggle.

It ain't about health care. It's a power grab. They lied about it to get said power. Now that they have it, they will never give it back. And they'll just go to what's next on the list, and the public is now even more dependent on a government that is $17T in debt, and has every single entitlement deep, deep in the red.

They just keep kicking the can down the road, because they simply do not care. I weep for the future.

10/18/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/18/2013 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Hilarious Hitler finds out Obamacare sucks video.

You know what's funny. The general public sentiment is...I'm not surprised it doesn't work at all.

10/18/2013 01:30:00 PM

(10/18/2013 11:58:00 AM) - Al

We are truly spoiled by having a GOP majority in all three setions.

It's easy when you believe in capitalism.

10/18/2013 11:58:00 AM

(10/18/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

The truth is, it ain't the poor who give to and keep charities around. It's those nasty, evil, successful rich people.

Work sales a while, my friends. You work for free much of the time, and then find someone who takes your advice...but does it with "their guy" after you gave them the idea. You'll lose any semblance of dislike for those who outwork and out hustle you quickly once you find out how difficult it is.

10/18/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/18/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm glad someone has the guts to say it.

10/18/2013 09:00:00 AM

Thursday, October 17, 2013

(10/17/2013 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Castellanos has hit like a fiend in AAA the past two years. He did not hit at all on the road, or versus LHP in '13, but was superb versus both in '12. He won't clear waivers.

He'd be a guy to consider if they plan to deal Aoki.

EDIT: Just looked up to see if he had played CF, as he's worth a lot more if he can play all three spots, rather than just LF/RF. Turns out, he has played 1B/2B/3B as well. I hope the Crew finds a spot for him, if nothing else, just to see if they can sign him as a minor league FA or slip him through to AAA later. He'd be a nice guy to have in reserve for depth purposes.

10/17/2013 06:00:00 PM

(10/17/2013 05:07:00 PM) - Al

I love it when they ask really, really stupid questions.

If the umpire blows a call, they will be changed. Silly, unwritten crap will be ignored, like it should.

10/17/2013 05:07:00 PM

(10/17/2013 05:05:00 PM) - Al

Never gave this much thought, but who does the Triple A manager report too? GM? Asst. GM? MLB manager?  I doubt it is the big club manager, since they are not the ones communicating all the players moves.  Regardless, do you think all three minor league levels employ the same philosophies and strategies as the Front Office?  The big shift for pull hitter and squeeze play for example?  Or do they manage like the want with the goal on developing players 1st and wins 2nd?
You can take the even deeper. Are the daily scouting reports delivered in the same layout and fashion?  It would makes sense for this to happen to make the transition to Milwaukee for a day, week or month easier.

Well, in a way, everyone reports to Doug, as he's in charge of baseball operations. I'm not sure if the minor league managers report to the farm director or who they report to, in a direct manner. 
As for the rest of They can manage however they want. They do tend to be aggressive in the minors, as they want everyone to learn how to steal bases, hit and run, and so on. Scouting reports are minimal, as there is no advance scouts, and very few games are televised. Most of the "scouting" would be hearsay and rumor. Also, I'd say no one sees enough of anyone to do the exaggerated shifts, maybe a step or two is probably about it. In AAA, they probably have enough vets to know them somewhat, but most of it is weak, or nonexistent. 
I'd say about 80-90% of a minor league staff's job is to stay positive, teach players basics, keep them out of trouble, and fill out the daily reports. They watch pitch counts like science, and no one ever goes over them. Relievers rarely pitch consecutive days either. Despite claims to the contrary, wins and losses mean little...they try and win, of course, but not at the risk of going over a pitch count.
Often, if a player is waived or released, the staff will be asked their opinion of that player, to see if that player is worth signing, as often, only a scout or two will have filed a report on said player. There are limited stats available, and to be blunt, no one is released is hitting .400 anyway. Players are often signed on a single "he looked very athletic" or "good velocity, just all over the place."

10/17/2013 05:05:00 PM

(10/17/2013 01:48:00 PM) - Al

Outsmart wild animals, and various other ways to save your life.

10/17/2013 01:48:00 PM

(10/17/2013 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Is the Sounders' success related to the Seahawks? I think it has a lot to do with Seattle's soccer/hipster tradition...and perhaps, the fact that to many young adults, they think the Sounders games is "the place to be."

10/17/2013 12:30:00 PM

(10/17/2013 11:17:00 AM) - Al

Where does he find the time?

10/17/2013 11:17:00 AM

(10/17/2013 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Brewers' Halloween templates free to download at the link.

10/17/2013 10:30:00 AM

(10/17/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

It's not politically correct, so no one will dare utter these words.

It's not the victim's fault, but anyone will tell you it's almost impossible to get a conviction if they have had too much to drink.

10/17/2013 09:00:00 AM

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

(10/16/2013 08:09:00 PM) - Al

Even the old media can't keep a straight face.

The way he spends money; you can all but bet the house it will happen again. By then, we'll be at $18T and going straight up.

10/16/2013 08:09:00 PM

(10/16/2013 05:51:00 PM) - Al

If you hate health care now, wait until it's "free."

Know what's funny? Some people fell for it.

10/16/2013 05:51:00 PM

(10/16/2013 04:41:00 PM) - Al

I admit, I have to agree with Rush cannot be a fiscally responsible party if you cave to the demands of the fiscally irresponsible party.

Look, we all know what the future holds, I have the over under on the debt at $30T if Obama is left unchallenged and they just keep increasing the limit every few months...let's face it, this is the group that paid $640M for a $90M web site that doesn't work. They're beyond buffoons and idiots, they just don't care about money, because they view the taxpayer as a never ending wallet.

10/16/2013 04:41:00 PM

(10/16/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

MLBTR looks at the Brewers' arby eligibles.

Badenhop seemed to fall out of favor as the season went on, but he pitched as he always has. I would like to see him back, even for $2M, but I doubt he returns unless he comes to an agreement before he files. I would agree Estrada and Francisco will be back, though I would have predicted Marco would get far more...maybe IP plays a bigger part than I thought.

10/16/2013 09:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

(10/15/2013 05:24:00 PM) - Al

Hillary backstabbing Biden two plus years before the primaries begin. That there is a classy broad.

I can't believe she thinks he's a serious candidate to bother with. Biden couldn't win an election for alderman if he was the only one running and they had two open seats.

10/15/2013 05:24:00 PM

(10/15/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Forbes says the website is not a glitch, it's a plan.

Considering the government loses $50M a day delivering the mail badly, I think that's a bit much for them.

10/15/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/15/2013 09:30:00 AM) - Al

This is going to turn out well.

By the way, the Constitution has 4500 words. Think about that.

10/15/2013 09:30:00 AM

Monday, October 14, 2013

(10/14/2013 07:10:00 PM) - Al

Deal gives unions a chance to avoid Obamacare.

They just keep lowering the standards for conduct in the White House. One scandal after another, and now underhanded, mob like deals. 

10/14/2013 07:10:00 PM

(10/14/2013 05:42:00 PM) - Al

What's that? Garden paid for by taxpayers going to waste because the queen can't be bothered to harvest any crops?

Eating bonbons and watching CNN, I assume.

They are a parody of themselves.

10/14/2013 05:42:00 PM

(10/14/2013 05:36:00 PM) - Al

President Temper Tantrum is still at it.

Don't worry, he'll do a fine job with health care.

10/14/2013 05:36:00 PM

(10/14/2013 05:29:00 PM) - Al

What I Liked Today 2: Both Jungmann and Hutchison threw nice and easy with good command and full repertoire. Both look like they belong.--Bernie Pleskoff

Good to hear. Jungmann will be in AAA next season, and he impressed former scout Pleskoff.

10/14/2013 05:29:00 PM

(10/14/2013 03:37:00 PM) - Al

Herm Cain sums it up nicely.

They just don't care.

10/14/2013 03:37:00 PM

(10/14/2013 02:32:00 PM) - Al

Another day, another public school using poor judgement and overstepping their bounds.

It doesn't seem to be about the punishment, it reeks of being power hungry...and the decisions keep getting more stupid every day.

10/14/2013 02:32:00 PM

(10/14/2013 12:59:00 PM) - Al

As successful as the MLS is right now, I'm not sure what to think of the proposed calendar change. I agree they should probably take a break in the years that World Cup takes place, but I don't see it being a victory to not play during the best weather of the year.

10/14/2013 12:59:00 PM

(10/14/2013 12:38:00 PM) - Al

Reason explains why Obama's college plans have unintended consequences that he just doesn't understand.

We just told the Rambling son this over the seven years, when he might consider college, it will be a different world, as there's no way the taxpayers will still be paying for Belgian Lesbian Writing Studies degrees by then. I'm not sure what it will be like, but it will not be the "don't worry, you can just get a grant or loan and let Joe and Mary Taxpayer pay your bills for 5-7 years."

10/14/2013 12:38:00 PM

(10/14/2013 12:24:00 PM) - Al

Dems fought against getting rid of slavery, and against changing the voting laws in the South, and had KKK members representing them until a few years ago. You can choose to ignore history if you wish, but I do know they have accomplished their goal of keeping many black Americans on the government tab.

10/14/2013 12:24:00 PM

(10/14/2013 12:17:00 PM) - Al

Disaster is far too kind. It's $1B over budget, the web site doesn't work, and it hasn't started yet.

It sums up the Obama years perfectly.

10/14/2013 12:17:00 PM

Sunday, October 13, 2013

(10/13/2013 02:36:00 PM) - Al

FACT: The illegal alien rally got more respect from the press than a rally supporting our vets. Shame on you.--Kyle Raccio

The administration brought in portapotties for the illegals, and put up barrycades for the vets.

Bad, bad men. Unpatriotic. Just try and justify that behavior, you lovers of fiscal irresponsibility.

They are what they are. Evil.

10/13/2013 02:36:00 PM

(10/13/2013 02:30:00 PM) - Al

In many parts of America, facing down peaceful veterans with riot police would be considered a very hostile act.--ExJon

Compliments of the same clowns that supported Occupy garbage dumps and rape tents. They are what they are.

10/13/2013 02:30:00 PM

(10/13/2013 02:25:00 PM) - Al

Too bad the President can't golf today because of the rain. Maybe he could stop by the 1MVetMarch and ask if someone will hold his umbrella.--JimmieJBR

It's funny because it's true. 

10/13/2013 02:25:00 PM

(10/13/2013 01:53:00 PM) - Al

If the old media reports on this, it may be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

10/13/2013 01:53:00 PM

(10/13/2013 01:49:00 PM) - Al

At rally at WWII Memorial this AM, Ted Cruz asks why "federal govt spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?"--Jake Tapper

Too bad the old media is ignoring this story completely.

Also too bad the president is so incredibly ignorant that he is unable to answer this question.

10/13/2013 01:49:00 PM

(10/13/2013 12:29:00 PM) - Al

Barack Obama is the best thing that ever happened to America. You never know how much you love something until it's stolen from you.--James Woods

Sadly, the anger did not translate into votes in '12.

10/13/2013 12:29:00 PM

(10/13/2013 11:52:00 AM) - Al

Heh. And given their hatred of all things veteran and patriotism  related, completely true.

10/13/2013 11:52:00 AM

(10/13/2013 11:28:00 AM) - Al

I was just thinking a couple days ago that Madison Rising should show up in DC and do their version of the national anthem at the beginning of the get together today.

Funny to see the barrycades down at 7:30. I must admit, the idea Obama actually found it to be a fine idea to put them up today might be his stupidest moment yet...and that's quite a statement. Taking them to the White House was a stroke of genius, as well. Out of touch and over his's the Obama combo platter!

As for me, I got to Plover about 9:20 this AM, and there was between me and twenty people at the Korean War Memorial until I left to pick up Dunkin' Donuts and head up I39.

10/13/2013 11:28:00 AM

Saturday, October 12, 2013

(10/12/2013 11:45:00 PM) - Al

Winter ball and MLB agrees on a deal.

10/12/2013 11:45:00 PM

(10/12/2013 11:09:00 PM) - Al

Any politician not at the WW2 Memorial tomorrow morning that is in DC should be removed from their position on the spot, barring some sort of vital prior commitment.

10/12/2013 11:09:00 PM

(10/12/2013 09:15:00 PM) - Al

This pretty much perfectly exemplifies the failure that is the Obama presidency.

How are those barrycades workin' out for ya? How's that keeping the public away from the Lincoln Memorial because you hate freedom goin'?

He's a bad, bad man. And an awful leader.

10/12/2013 09:15:00 PM

(10/12/2013 08:53:00 PM) - Al

108K Penn Sate fans, all dressed in white, watch as the Lions win in 4 OT's over previously undefeated Michigan.

Of course, they are all suffering because of the actions of a single man, and the NCAA, which is as clueless as those who insist taxing the successful will boost the unsuccessful.

10/12/2013 08:53:00 PM

(10/12/2013 08:41:00 PM) - Al

Early pic of Prince Fielder.

Never would have guessed he'd make the bigs, and rarely miss a game, would you?

10/12/2013 08:41:00 PM

(10/12/2013 04:02:00 PM) - Al

Mayberry, a RH bat who hit LHP and can play all three OF spots and 1B, could be a guy that would fit in nicely in MIL (he seems likely to be nontendered by the Phillies)...though he is likely to be paid more elsewhere and may look to join an AL team, like so many others.

The Crew has several reserve OF possibilities, even if Aoki is dealt.

10/12/2013 04:02:00 PM

(10/12/2013 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Friend of Ramblings Ryan says the park closings are almost entirely political.

I'd say it's almost entirely personal, as our president looks to punish everyday Americans and the military every chance he gets.

Ryan also did a podcast with the lawyer that filed the request for info.

10/12/2013 03:30:00 PM

(10/12/2013 02:58:00 PM) - Al

Dr. Carson is 100% correct. Everyone knows it was passed with a plethora of lies, will cost far more than anyone thinks, and, oh by the way, is completely unfunded.

$30T in debt by Jan, least. With no attempt to fix it, because he doesn't care about the future of his country.

10/12/2013 02:58:00 PM

(10/12/2013 02:47:00 PM) - Al

Obama never turns down a chance to let the military and their families know he realizes they do not like him, and he, in turn, despises them for their lack of adoration.

He's a bad, bad man. He doesn't believe in the principles that made the USA the wealthiest nation in the history of the planet, and instead chooses to follow ideas that have failed over and over.

Those that do not learn from history are bound to repeat them.

The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.--Ronald Reagan

They now own 1/6th of it, and, you'll be shocked to know, the first two weeks has been a total failure...despite spending seven times as much to build the web site as was budgeted.

If you think you hate it now, wait until you drive it.

Thomas said that the American people would never knowingly vote for socialism; but under the guise of liberalism, they would adopt every fragment of the socialist platform until one day America would be Socialist without knowing how it came about.

Thomas said that the American people would never knowingly vote for socialism; but under the guise of liberalism, they would adopt every fragment of the socialist platform until one day America would be Socialist without knowing how it came about."
Thomas said that the American people would never knowingly vote for socialism; but under the guise of liberalism, they would adopt every fragment of the socialist platform until one day America would be Socialist without knowing how it came about."
Thomas said that the American people would never knowingly vote for socialism; but under the guise of liberalism, they would adopt every fragment of the socialist platform until one day America would be Socialist without knowing how it came about."

10/12/2013 02:47:00 PM

(10/12/2013 02:27:00 PM) - Al

While some have said how tough the Crew has it next year, with three solid teams in their division (and they may well be correct), I'm far more concerned about long term with the Cubs finally using their money and fan base not stupidly. Theo has everything he needs to have a 5-7 year success cycle, and while it's unlikely to begin in 2014, when it does, it may be a very powerful stretch. 

10/12/2013 02:27:00 PM

(10/12/2013 02:18:00 PM) - Al

Why socialism never works.

So simple, even a liberal can understand it. As I have often said, it makes everyone a have not.

10/12/2013 02:18:00 PM

(10/12/2013 11:30:00 AM) - Al

They could eliminate this entire department, and never miss it. They don't even pretend to have a purpose.

And, the idea Utah is afraid to tell its citizens the truth should terrify us all. 

10/12/2013 11:30:00 AM

(10/12/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

There hasn't been one day during the Obama presidency when as many Americans were working as on the day Bush left office.--Janie Johnson

There they go again with that math.

10/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/12/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

If you think Front Row Amy is impressive, you should see her lower body.

The game the Rambling son and I went to in Appleton, her legs appeared longer than the Rambling wife is tall.

10/12/2013 09:00:00 AM

(10/12/2013 06:30:00 AM) - Al

You think you hate it now, wait until you drive it.

10/12/2013 06:30:00 AM

Friday, October 11, 2013

(10/11/2013 09:49:00 PM) - Al

The public schools just keep doing it to themselves.

They do seem to be a magnet for those who make poor decisions.

10/11/2013 09:49:00 PM

(10/11/2013 09:10:00 PM) - Al


10/11/2013 09:10:00 PM

(10/11/2013 09:00:00 PM) - Al

That does it, no chance of me sleeping tonight.

Luckily for us, Al Gore says we'll all burn up freeze to death drown from the oceans rising die from the upcoming drought long before then.

10/11/2013 09:00:00 PM

(10/11/2013 08:45:00 PM) - Al

So, how is it a compromise if you just give in the Dem's plans to spend us into bankruptcy?

Detroit is the best case scenario.

My $30B in debt in 2017 prediction may be a little low by the looks of things. 

10/11/2013 08:45:00 PM

(10/11/2013 08:25:00 PM) - Al

At a rehearsal dinner for a woman's third marriage. Her dad just told me "I've given her away twice and she keeps coming back."--Iggy

10/11/2013 08:25:00 PM

(10/11/2013 07:21:00 PM) - Al

Why is Cruz the only one telling it like it is? Obamacare is killing the economy, and is a train wreck of a train wreck. No business is going to hire more because of it, and individuals are paying a fortune because of it. 

10/11/2013 07:21:00 PM

(10/11/2013 07:04:00 PM) - Al

This is how you sell an old vehicle. Makes me want to buy it, even though it probably gets 11 mpg.

10/11/2013 07:04:00 PM

(10/11/2013 05:08:00 PM) - Al

This is pretty much the way it is everywhere, as far as I know. However, the fact they tried to close open air memorials but find the time to do this almost makes you think the whole thing is Obama politics as usual.

10/11/2013 05:08:00 PM

(10/11/2013 03:52:00 PM) - Al

Friend of Ramblings Jason wonder if this article could be slanted any more to the left...

I'd say yes, and notice the contempt in which every Dem has for lower taxes. They just despise the fact Walker has done exactly what he said he would do. All it took was to remove the union's platinum benefits and someone to get rid of the rubber stamp of approval Doyle and the Dems had for any spending increase for his entire term.

On the way back from one of the plethora of training meetings I have had of late, the gal I was riding with spoke the truth, "All my friends that work in government root for tax increases are just another name for a raise."

Ain't that the truth?

10/11/2013 03:52:00 PM

(10/11/2013 03:44:00 PM) - Al

As expected, Darnell Coles promoted to AAA manager.

10/11/2013 03:44:00 PM

(10/11/2013 03:36:00 PM) - Al

I don't recall linking this, but I may have. Doug has done a phenomenal job locking up young players to team friendly contracts.

I recall many casuals on the message boards being furious with Gomez's extension...when in reality, he's worth that with just his defense...not to mention had he not signed it, he'd be getting a 5y/$50-70M contract this offseason.

Of course, many of the perennial rebuilding fan club would be giddy if it meant an extra draft pick.:)

10/11/2013 03:36:00 PM

(10/11/2013 03:28:00 PM) - Al

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

Looks like they got themselves a convoy...

10/11/2013 03:28:00 PM

(10/11/2013 02:15:00 PM) - Al

John McCain sends out this link...election results before election.:)

Don't worry, foreign policy guru Joe Biden will get to the bottom of this, right after he gets back from boarding up an outdoor park.

As low as my expectations were, they have managed to not even come close to meeting them. Off the charts incompetence.

10/11/2013 02:15:00 PM

(10/11/2013 01:45:00 PM) - Al

For some, a painless death is far too kind. Who would do that to a 2 year old?

All the best to AP, quite likely the best RB we've ever had.

10/11/2013 01:45:00 PM

(10/11/2013 01:13:00 PM) - Al

The Wisconsin rally point for the 1M Veteran March is at the Korean War Memorial!

Join me in Plover at the Korean Veterans Memorial, Sunday, 10/13, at 9AM. For those unable to get to DC to protest the anti American, spiteful shutdowns of open air memorials by this administration, meet up in the center of the state Sunday at 9AM. I'll be there, and if the weather's nice, I might just bring the Rambling dog with me.

It is right off I39, I believe the exit number is 153, but there are signs both ways. 

EDIT: Emails asking if I will be wearing Brewers' paraphernalia...I will be wearing a shirt and tie, as I do not have a uniform, as I never served. Look for the pudgy guy who looks older than he is.

10/11/2013 01:13:00 PM

(10/11/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Joel Osteen killed on Fallon.

This is why he's so popular. He's fun to watch. He puts butts in the seats the old fashioned way...entertaining. Others do nothing, say the same old thing, and wonder why attendance sucks.

10/11/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/11/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Heh. NYT trying to create controversy. Truth is, Collins is not very good, and to be blunt, no team wants a media circus in every city they visit for a 3rd string center.

10/11/2013 09:00:00 AM

Thursday, October 10, 2013

(10/10/2013 07:24:00 PM) - Al

Just realized 10/15 is creeping up, so I better make sure we don't owe any money in taxes. We always file for an extension, just because I can. Years we owed money, this was really stupid, because then we also owed interest, but the amount is so tiny, it's not even worth mentioning (of course, when you get a refund, we shouldn't let them have our money interest free either, but if you take a gander at what the credit union is paying, suffice it to say, I don't lose sleep over it).

I figured it out on three "estimators," and 2 of the 3 said we'd get some back, while the 3rd said we would have to pay in. Finally, dreading Turbotax more than you can imagine (I have five W2's myself, including my temps), I double checked the one...I had forgot to change the box that said "single" and even worse, I had forgot to enter my income tax paid except for the Rambling wife' that all three have us getting money back, I put the forms back in the folder, chuckled softly, and put them aside for another day.

And yes, I am 110% in favor of the Fair Tax. Anyone that's not is part of the problem. 

10/10/2013 07:24:00 PM

(10/10/2013 03:58:00 PM) - Al

Leno rips Obama apart over shutdown.

Good for him.

10/10/2013 03:58:00 PM

(10/10/2013 03:54:00 PM) - Al

Just announced $100 million property tax cut plan that will lower taxes on median-valued home in WI for 3rd year in a row!--Governor Walker

That makes three years total, out of the last dozen. He just gets it. Fiscal responsibility isn't that difficult, you just have to be intelligent and not have unions be your money laundering machine and give them everything they want.

And you know what? People still ain't starving in the streets. All that is just liberal bellyaching. All the left has done is pass on the bill to my son's generation, and beyond. It's a damn shame folks are so selfish as to allow it.

10/10/2013 03:54:00 PM

(10/10/2013 03:41:00 PM) - Al

Last night's Cardinals-Pirates Game 5 drew 6.1M TV viewers. The 1st round of this year's NFL Draft drew 6.2M.--Darren Rovell

Heh. I checked the score twice, but I can only DVR SVU or Criminal Minds, so I gotta watch one of 'em. I don't care who wins, since neither is the Brewers.

10/10/2013 03:41:00 PM

(10/10/2013 02:30:00 PM) - Al

He's spiteful, hateful, and, oh by the way, what he's doing is unconstitutional and far above his scope of power.

Hey, I warned you. It's not my vote that put an unqualified oaf in office. Don't forget, he never did a thing to even pretend he was qualified to be president.

And it shows. It's the Chicago way, but everyone else is embarrassed by it. Because Chicago is not a city to be admired and copied. It's a dumpster fire.

10/10/2013 02:30:00 PM

(10/10/2013 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Broken promises?

Heck, find a kept one. He's raised taxes on every single citizen multiple times, regardless of how much they make.

10/10/2013 12:30:00 PM

(10/10/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

When you lose Wolf Blitzer, you have lost the far left.

10/10/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/10/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

It's working...all over the country.

And you know what? Taxing and spending doesn't solve a thing. Neither does punishing the military every chance you get.

10/10/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/10/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Open carry is legal, but that does not stop the harassment.

10/10/2013 09:00:00 AM

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

(10/09/2013 07:50:00 PM) - Al

Gee, I wonder what party this guy supports?

10/09/2013 07:50:00 PM

(10/09/2013 05:51:00 PM) - Al

You know what? I actually do want to say I told you so.--Dennis Miller

AP has his approval rating down to 37%. He thought the public would agree with him being a bully and shutting down open air memorials, because he thought they shared his belief system...they do not. 

He is evil, ineffective, and unpatriotic. That, and a whole bunch of other words that start with vowels.

10/09/2013 05:51:00 PM

(10/09/2013 05:33:00 PM) - Al

Johnny Carson found out his wife had rented an apartment to shack up with Frank Gifford...and didn't take it well.

Adult language at the link.

10/09/2013 05:33:00 PM

(10/09/2013 04:40:00 PM) - Al

Someone in the office told me that the federal marketplace website was supposed to cost $93M to build and maintain.

As of now, the pricetag is $640M...and it doesn't work.

That's why government estimates and the like are meaningless. They lie and underestimate in order to get stuff passed. That's why Medicare and Social Security will be bankrupt in a few years, and attempts to redo them have been ignored by the Dems, as they only know "kick the can down the road."

10/09/2013 04:40:00 PM

(10/09/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

There's also no proof the sun rises in the east.

10/09/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/09/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Beyond words.

Evil called, and says it no longer wants to be associated with the president.

10/09/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/09/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm sorry, but I cannot think of a more embarrassing situation than to have Jimmy Carter criticize your economy.

10/09/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/09/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

He doesn't respect them. He's not patriotic. He doesn't even believe his country's vastly superior.

That's why he wants to change it.

10/09/2013 09:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

(10/08/2013 10:20:00 PM) - Al

Ersan sprains ankle, will have Xrays tomorrow.

That's about as bad a first preseason game result as you can have.

10/08/2013 10:20:00 PM

(10/08/2013 07:52:00 PM) - Al

Why people would rather give to charity than the government. Charity isn't clueless fools, and most of all, is not run by an evil man who wishes to punish our military because they do not like him.

10/08/2013 07:52:00 PM

(10/08/2013 07:39:00 PM) - Al

I never recall FSW broadcasting Bucks' preseason games in the past. One on tonight, one on Thursday.

10/08/2013 07:39:00 PM

(10/08/2013 06:49:00 PM) - Al

Just when you think he's hit rock bottom, he manages to dig a little more out of the hole.

I don't know any other word to describe him other than evil. He's gone out of his way to punish the military he dislikes so much, even though 80% of the government is unaffected.

Let's not pretend this is anything more than theater. He's doing it for one reason, and one reason only...because he can.

10/08/2013 06:49:00 PM

(10/08/2013 05:57:00 PM) - Al

Those that argue they need to take more money from folks who work every day never comment on obvious waste.

Because they don't care. To them, waste is something that punishes the successful. And that can only be a good thing.

10/08/2013 05:57:00 PM

(10/08/2013 05:53:00 PM) - Al

We're in the best of hands.

10/08/2013 05:53:00 PM

(10/08/2013 05:23:00 PM) - Al

My former neighbor and proud to say my Congressman, doing the old media's job for them and making them look stupid all at the same time.

Keep it up, Mr. Duffy.

10/08/2013 05:23:00 PM

(10/08/2013 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Capitalism and a vaccine will save millions from malaria.

Incredibly, the no vaccines and socialist health care factions failed to accomplish anything, once again.

Jenny McCarthy said "to be on the fence," worries one kid out out of thousands may develop minor rash, and claims to have cured cancer in her own child by "rubbing dirt on it."

10/08/2013 04:30:00 PM

(10/08/2013 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Very well said.

Capitalism works. The government does not.

That's because only one has skin in the game.

10/08/2013 03:00:00 PM

(10/08/2013 01:00:00 PM) - Al

There just isn't anywhere left to cut.

10/08/2013 01:00:00 PM

(10/08/2013 12:00:00 PM) - Al

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

Why worry about it when you have a bottomless wallet called the taxpayer?

10/08/2013 12:00:00 PM

(10/08/2013 11:30:00 AM) - Al

Joel Osteen's new book out 10/1, on hold at local library branch for me 10/7.

If only all government entities worked like that.

10/08/2013 11:30:00 AM

(10/08/2013 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I keep telling them, a more positive message; with humor, a shorter service with modern, uptempo songs (not the hymns with six verses, my feet hurt just thinking of them), and as Glenn points out, less man bashing (actually, I would say people bashing, as both genders are often are made to be villains).  As I have pointed out, most church services are almost identical to one from the 70's...they refuse to change.

Let's see if I get this straight...spend part of your weekend dressed up, and be told why you suck. Oh, and they need more cash...they are always under budget/behind last year. It's no wonder attendance has fallen off dramatically.

Negative and boring just does not cut it. As I continually say, watch or DVR Joel Osteen sometime. It's like watching a sitcom with a point. There's a reason millions watch him every week instead of going to their local service. And, despite the fact he never asks, lots of folks send him money.

10/08/2013 11:00:00 AM

(10/08/2013 10:50:00 AM) - Al

We're in the best of hands.

10/08/2013 10:50:00 AM

(10/08/2013 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I would guess the ratings are up almost the same amount of higher population TV markets in the playoffs.

No NY, but TB (13), TEX (5), LA (2), BOS (7), DET (11), ATL (8), and OAK/SF (6) are all in the top 15 markets, and SL always draws more viewers than you'd think because of their regional/historical fan base. Add to it PIT's history as a sports town and the Steelers having a rare off year, the only thing better for ratings would be a Big Apple team and the Cubs replacing the Tribe and another club. 

10/08/2013 10:00:00 AM

(10/08/2013 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm beginning to think that those that say sending your kid to public school is a form of child abuse aren't too far from the truth.

They are raising a bunch of pansies, and don't seem to realize the entire world is laughing at them.

10/08/2013 09:00:00 AM

These are the good old days. Some folks are just too busy wishing the streets were paved with gold to enjoy the good times.

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