Al's Ramblings

Saturday, October 20, 2018

(10/20/2018 06:28:00 PM) - Al

I wonder if this dude is in therapy for his anal nitpickyness or if he's decided to be this petty for life.

10/20/2018 06:28:00 PM

(10/20/2018 05:14:00 PM) - Al

It turns out we were winning the war on poverty, until the left decided to "fix it" by giving money to those in poverty.

It would have worked too, except it's the exact opposite of what works.

But, of course, they knew better.

10/20/2018 05:14:00 PM

(10/20/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Sam is one of our local weather babes.

The fact her dad looks younger than me has me feeling very, very old.

10/20/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/20/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.

10/20/2018 02:30:00 AM

(10/20/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

To Baldwin and the Dems, this is a perk, not a disadvantage.

A with Obamacare, it's not about healthcare, it's about control. Once the rubes accept the government telling them what doctors and clinics they can go to, they are far more likely to accept the government telling them where to live and where to work.

Besides, the cost allows more confiscation of the successful's income. Heck, they might as well just eliminate this darn cash based economy and all use the same deoderant...because they know better. 

For the greater good, of course.

10/20/2018 12:30:00 AM

(10/20/2018 12:26:00 AM) - Al

STATS reports no team has ever had the bullpen throw more than 4.2 innings without allowing a walk or a run in MLB playoff history.

10/20/2018 12:26:00 AM

Friday, October 19, 2018

(10/19/2018 11:25:00 PM) - Al

The bullpen got 14 outs while allowing a single baserunner, on the HBP.

And, they did not use their best reliever...though one could argue Knebel has pitched better since SEP1.

We're seeing the future before our very eyes. Probably within a couple years, we will see the next step...a team will simply have 12 or 13 relievers and mix and match through the whole game. It won't be everyone just going an inning, guys like Burnes and Woodruff will often go 3 innings and then take 2-3 days off.

I'm not sure if they'll use Burnes, but in theory, every single top reliever is available tomorrow. Hader could easily be asked to go 3 frames, especially if his pitch count stays low.

10/19/2018 11:25:00 PM

(10/19/2018 09:02:00 PM) - Al

I'm beginning to think the opposing team's pitcher has a lot to do with the number of runs the Brewers score.

10/19/2018 09:02:00 PM

(10/19/2018 08:17:00 PM) - Al

All lies.

I have it on good authority that they're all dregs and deplorables.

10/19/2018 08:17:00 PM

(10/19/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

I hate to generalize and say they're awful people, but, well, they are.

10/19/2018 07:30:00 PM

(10/19/2018 06:55:00 PM) - Al

This may be one of the worst human beings on the planet. One wonders is she fgot a free pass through the primary due to her being young, blonde, and female.

10/19/2018 06:55:00 PM

(10/19/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

Also in the news, water is wet.

10/19/2018 06:00:00 PM

(10/19/2018 05:11:00 PM) - Al

Per Twitter, Miller Park is open, has about 5k fans inside, and has had chants of "let's go Brewers," for several minutes.


10/19/2018 05:11:00 PM

(10/19/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

1500%? Well, I guess that's a decent return.

Every time the market falls, it's not a correction, it's a buying opportunity. Let the short termers change their mind every week or two. Long term investors don't give a damn what the cool kids are doing.

Never, ever bet against American exceptionalism.

Meanwhile, Venezuela citizens are dropping weight and standing in line for toilet paper. All hail socialism!

10/19/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/19/2018 03:37:00 PM) - Al

If you need tickets to tonight and tomorrow's game (if necessary), the Crew just released tickets. Singles and pairs, and very good seats. I assume they were being held for scouts or team personnel.

10/19/2018 03:37:00 PM

(10/19/2018 03:28:00 PM) - Al

Shaw and Moustakas both in the lineup versus LH Ryu, who is actually better vs. RH hitters. It's also the same personnel used in Game 2 that Ryu started.

The casuals can't be bothered with facts. Painfully dramatic.

10/19/2018 03:28:00 PM

(10/19/2018 03:21:00 PM) - Al

If I wasn't married...

10/19/2018 03:21:00 PM

(10/19/2018 03:11:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if it was all just politics.

Thank goodness they misread the public opinion on that. We'll never know how many seats they put into play, but the answer is certainly more than zero.

10/19/2018 03:11:00 PM

(10/19/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

I hope to have a president who can wear a dress this well.

Not a headdress either...

10/19/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/19/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Who would have ever guessed openly hating law enforcement and the military would have an unhappy ending?

10/19/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/19/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

I had never heard of this until my really pretty lietenent governor tweeted it out.

I did see milk was $1.49 a gallon at Aldi today. If you like inexpensive cereal, you can eat pretty good for $1-2 a day right now.

10/19/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/19/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al


But, it still explains a lot.

10/19/2018 01:30:00 PM

(10/19/2018 01:09:00 PM) - Al

FBI admits they are chasing a ghost in the Barron murders of 2 and the apparent kidnapping of their 13 year old daughter. Deputies arrived 4 minutes after a 911 call in which nothing was said. They found the phone at the scene.

To quote a line often used on The First 48, "No one knows nothing."

10/19/2018 01:09:00 PM

(10/19/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Back to being just another nutty broad in therapy.

Million bucks in the bank from those that insist those that have had success have too much damn money.

Irony overload.

I am personally counting down the days until some trollop accuses Ford's sons of some form of misconduct and she is forced to shell out cash to shut them up. You can almost hear the cries of "that slut...there's no evidence at all!"

And I'll laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.

10/19/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/19/2018 12:05:00 PM) - Al

I have no proof at all here, but I'm all but positive we are watching a real life Wag The Dog with this supposed group of folks headed toward the southern US border.

I have seen them on TV many times. What's wrong you ask?

--All are young and appear very healthy.

--None have torn clothing, or even soiled clothing.

--None appear thirsty or hungry.

--None look to be limping or even favoring a foot.

--Many are talking or texting on phones as they walk. Nothing says you are a desperate refugee like having unlimited data, texts, and minutes.

--Supposedly there are thousands of them, right? But every time you see them, they are within a block of each other. I went to Aldi this AM to pick up a few frozen and refrigerated things I can't have delivered to my doorstep on I had to ask a gal where the syrup was, and she quickly walked across the store. Since I'm old and fat, and had to navigate around shoppers with a cart, it took me far longer. I was a good 10 yards behind her when she pointed at them. Yet, all these people, walking for days, are right next to each other?

--We're being had. These are nothing but paid performers.

10/19/2018 12:05:00 PM

(10/19/2018 11:56:00 AM) - Al

Unsubstantiated claim for decades ago?

Good thing he's a liberal, or the old media would crucify him.

10/19/2018 11:56:00 AM

(10/19/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

The war on men continues unabated.

Well, if he was sexually assaulted by a woman, I assume he was asking for it. He was probably showing too much skin.

10/19/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/19/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

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What a handsome fella. And I'm not saying this because he is similar to my build.

10/19/2018 10:30:00 AM

(10/19/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

The only thing that could make this dude dumber is if he said he was a native American.

10/19/2018 09:30:00 AM

(10/19/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

This is pretty much the perfect description of a thug.

Notice he didn't have a date. Not a coincidence.

10/19/2018 05:30:00 AM

(10/19/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

This is exactly why they voted against it.

If the peasants start enjoying life, there's no way they're going to stay on the kolkhoz and enjoy their cabbage and onion peel gruel.

A serf that's too cold, hungry and tired for an uprising is a good serf.

10/19/2018 03:00:00 AM

(10/19/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

The irony is, this is exactly how Dems look at the entire country.

10/19/2018 01:00:00 AM

(10/19/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

That's different. Because Palin's a conservative.

And shut up.

Consistency is not their strength.

10/19/2018 12:30:00 AM

Thursday, October 18, 2018

(10/18/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

Best description of DC I've ever read.

10/18/2018 10:00:00 PM

(10/18/2018 08:54:00 PM) - Al

Why is some cheddar white and others yellow or orange? Historically, cheddars made in New England were undyed and left white, while cheddars made elsewhere were dyed with things like annatto to help distinguish their origins. Nowadays, it's just a consumer preference and both are still

I have never heard this before.

I asked the Rambling wife why sharp cheddar and extra sharp cheddar were so expensive in the little cheese store we sometimes stop at off 29 (I've seen up to $15 a pound) while you can buy $1.99 sliced extra sharp cheddar made by Sargento for the same price as any other sliced cheese, and it's really, really good, as it has a very noticeable "bite" to it. I found the above trying to find the answer.

I did find out "sharp" cheddar is usually aged 6-9 months, while "extra sharp cheddar" is usually about 18 months old. The spendy cheddar at the cheese store is 12 or more years old. That is a large difference, and would require a lot of cooling and storing.

10/18/2018 08:54:00 PM

(10/18/2018 08:22:00 PM) - Al


Or not?

10/18/2018 08:22:00 PM

(10/18/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

So you say you wanted an evenly matched series?

The only difference is the Dodgers' ground ball missed Aguilar's glove by 3 inches in the 13th inning.

When I say the playoffs are a crapshoot, I'm not just talking to myself.

10/18/2018 05:00:00 PM

(10/18/2018 04:56:00 PM) - Al

Our local honor flight had a few minor issues earlier this week, but they made the best of it. I made it a little larger so the nearsighted would not to put on their readers. FYI, the vet that missed the flight took out his hearing aids and did not hear his alarm. He'll get the next one.

Had to land in Pittsburgh due to weather in DC. I'm surprised the Nats and Cubs weren't playing.

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10/18/2018 04:56:00 PM

(10/18/2018 04:23:00 PM) - Al

She pretends to be offended by whatever she thinks will help the cause.

How dare one refers to a mob committing random acts of violence a...mob.

After all, conservatives deserve it.

10/18/2018 04:23:00 PM

(10/18/2018 02:47:00 PM) - Al

To be honest, I think a great deal of Machado's antics is him just trying to be cool. He's just not intelligent enough to realize how badly it makes him look.

It may effect how many small market clubs like the Cardinals pursue him, but the Yankees and Phillies and many others are likely thrilled it may lower his per year average a couple million bucks. He's not nearly as offensively gifted as Bryce Harper, but Harper doesn't play SS and 3B either.

10/18/2018 02:47:00 PM

(10/18/2018 01:17:00 PM) - Al

Doug Melvin expected to interview soon for the Mets' GM position.

It doesn't really matter unless he is offered the position, but the attempt to spin him as "old school" seems very incorrect to me. He was at the forefront of analytics back when he was with the Rangers and often spoke about various stats and numbers. Much of what goes on in the actual analytics departments is math based and well beyond what we see.

I would guess 95% of the stuff they come up with in analytics is not used or a waste of time. That 5% can make a huge difference however. Was that why they picked up Wade Miley? Eric Kratz? A move or two can be the difference between a playoff spot or staying home.

10/18/2018 01:17:00 PM

(10/18/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The old media keeps insisting they are smarter and wiser than the Trumps. And they keep blindsiding them, and even with editing, lose every single time.

They're like the Washington Generals, only without the lovable loser label. They're hated by one side and the left thinks they're just horrible at what they do.

This is one case when both sides are right. When the old media doesn't even pretend to be unbiased, while openly frowning and pretending they are unaware of the incomparable success of the past 2 years; it's no wonder their approval rating is exactly what it deserves to be.

10/18/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/18/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Proof of the end of the world as we know it.

If only someone could have predicted this based on history and proven economic principles.

So, if raising taxes leads to less revenue, what possible reason would there ever be to raise taxes? Well, to be blunt, when your goal is to make everyone a have not, the worst possible outcome is to have successful people creating wealth and jobs. Hence, raising taxes is effective in limiting those SOB's from showing how wonderful and effective capitalism is.

10/18/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/18/2018 12:09:00 PM) - Al

Free burger day at George Webb.

Good for them. Marketing at its finest.

10/18/2018 12:09:00 PM

(10/18/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if the left simply hates all successful people and wants to punish them.

10/18/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/18/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I seem to recall saying this when it started. When you start a "movement" that involves eliminating due process and having women brazenly accuse every former boyfriend that did them wrong and the old media proudly publishes it as "fact," it was doomed from the start.

Sadly, everyone was too busy patting themselves on the back to realize how insane they were. Now that it's been shown to be biased and painfully ignorant, the backtracking has begun. Now that public opinion has turned, after seeing the witch hunt or Kavanaugh, soon, they'll insist it was the GOP's idea.

Rewriting history is what they're best at. Because they get a helluva lot of practice doing it.

10/18/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/18/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

Mob? I have a lot stronger words than that for the scumbags.

Hard to believe those Occupy SOB's are now attacking random people, because that's exactly what they did when they were in Occupy.

Too bad they weren't arrested, tried, and thrown into a tiny concrete box then. Of course, a famous community organizer assured us the police were acting stupidly, so...

We'll be cleaning up his mess for 50 years. It was like putting a 3rd grader in charge of a nuclear facility.

10/18/2018 09:30:00 AM

(10/18/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

Only 11? 

She's a communist who hates her country.

{I realize those are not unique qualities of the modern left, but hence, I digress.}

I could come up with 11 just from that sentence. Wait until I get to know the little creature.

10/18/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/18/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

All I can say is if Stubby Clapp becomes a coach for the Cards, the answer to the question of whose name in MLB most sounds like slang for an STD will now have a unanimous answer.

I gotta get a ride to the clinic. I need a prescription to get rid of this stubby clapp. Can you take me or do I need to call Uber?

I'm not sure, but I think Ramblings has either hit a new high or a new low, depending on how much you enjoy Anthony Jeselnik style humor. 

10/18/2018 07:00:00 AM

(10/18/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al


Bitter and selfish right to the end.

10/18/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/18/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Us rubes call this bribery and extortion.

Of course, you realize, they do know better.

10/18/2018 03:30:00 AM

(10/18/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

5% would be fine. Do that for about a decade, it'd be a good start.

10/18/2018 01:30:00 AM

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

(10/17/2018 11:34:00 PM) - Al

Watched the Bucks and then cleared my You Tube videos after the game. A quick rundown,

--As I commented on Facebook, the Crew simply got Kershawed. They would have either had to get lucky with some ground balls, bloopers, or have thrown a shutout. I seem to recall a fly ball to the warning track and Kratz missing a homer on a foul ball. Those are balls you need to have a positive result when you face a star that's on his game.

--I was just thinking earlier today no one seems to understand the Brewers do what they do because they do not have the SP's to match up with most contenders. But, John Smoltz explained just that late in the game. And, while he did not say it, he did mention why the rotation still had so much success, telling the audience Counsell told them he'll have to tell 7 or 8 guys that they will "be in the mix" competing for a spot on the 2019 starting staff when the season ends and they have exit conversations...even though those players were effective in 2018.

The reason they were able to withstand a down, injury filled season from Davies, not getting a single pitch from Nelson, and losing a quietly effective Suter to TJ surgery? They had 9 or 10 real, actual candidates in March in the desert. They even moved Burnes to the bullpen because they were so deep (and, though he's been used as a poor man's starter, Woodruff has also been very effective as a reliever). Guerra too.

--They will probably need about a dozen solid relief innings if they hope to win both final games of the series at home. The fact all the upper echelon bullpen guys got tonight off except short outings from Soria and Burnes may well come in very handy. Woodruff could possibly pitch SAT, though probably not for more than an inning.

--My somewhat from LF mention at the trade deadlines that I woulds rather deal Hiura than Woodruff (or Burnes or Peralta, but since they were important cogs in the majors, they were unlikely to be dealt) has gone from looking like a mancrush (not that there's anything wrong with that) to being one of the more shrewd and prudent things ever said at Ramblings (granted, the competition was minimal).

10/17/2018 11:34:00 PM

(10/17/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al

Considering the Dems have been calling for this and joking about killing Republicans, this is simply a case of the acorn falling just where they hoped it would.

10/17/2018 05:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 04:40:00 PM) - Al

As I watch the Google ads that show groups of people taking selfies and acting as if their life depends on it coming out well, I'm exceedingly glad I'm not any of their friends so I don't have to pretend I know I would despise each and every one of them.

10/17/2018 04:40:00 PM

(10/17/2018 04:36:00 PM) - Al


Nothing the left hates more than proof of American exceptionalism.

10/17/2018 04:36:00 PM

(10/17/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

This may indeed be the stupidest thing I've seen in politics since we gave pallets of cash to a terrorist friendly enemy who probably spent it on stuff to kill Americans.

For a group that knows better, they sure seem to lack an understanding of common sense.

10/17/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

I seem to remember an "end of the world" scenario that WI test scores would plummet under Governor Walker.

If I didn't know better, I'd say they just wanted to spend money on frivolous crap, because they look at the taxpayers as stupid rubes who don't deserve to keep the money they earn.

10/17/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/17/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

That's why all the desperate racist attacks. If they didn't have bullying, they wouldn't have anything.

10/17/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 02:39:00 PM) - Al

MLB fines Machado for running into Jesus.

Off the record, MLB then ran into their Scrooge McDuck giant pile of cash room and laughed and laughed and laughed.

10/17/2018 02:39:00 PM

(10/17/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Not often the Secret Service has to have a meeting with a senator.


10/17/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

What a bunch of whiners.

Change your signs and shut up.

10/17/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Very well said.

10/17/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/17/2018 12:12:00 PM) - Al

Davies will replace Gio on the NLCS roster.

10/17/2018 12:12:00 PM

(10/17/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

Apparently the old media is not just painfully self important, but fails to understand that the left has created an environment where it's acceptable to many to do physical harm to conservatives.

Want to ask a question? Schedule an interview. If anyone ever yelled a question at me, I would never answer a question from them until the end of time. The hell with them.

The Secret Service is well aware they are very much at risk of not going home every day they work. Their patience, along with much of law enforcement's, is very much stretched to the limit.

10/17/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/17/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Say what you will, but I bet Trish didn't have to ask twice for this interview.


Dumpy guys that look like me? Sorry, the president is busy today. And every other day.

10/17/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/17/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

This is a perfect case of a city blatantly violating someone's free speech, but they proudly did so because "they knew better."

The courts sided with the victim here, because, well, it doesn't matter about feelings, it only matters what the law says. This is why we need constitutional following judges instead of judges who dream every day of ignoring the law and setting precedents to, in effect, create a "work around" for a variety of liberal causes.

Because they know better, you stupid, deplorable rube.

10/17/2018 09:00:00 AM

(10/17/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

We've discussed this, but it is still almost impossible to believe.

McCain voting against Obamacare was perhaps the peak, though many are fighting hard for the crown.

10/17/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/17/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

Parody...or is it?

10/17/2018 07:30:00 AM

(10/17/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

In the future, snow will be like unicorns and about in history books and stories, but never seen with your own eyes.

10/17/2018 05:30:00 AM

(10/17/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, Jesus and Christmas really have no correlation at all, so...

10/17/2018 03:00:00 AM

(10/17/2018 01:58:00 AM) - Al

Gio will be replaced on roster. Yelich says Machado is a dirty player.

There's little doubt he's not very bright. As I said yesterday, no one would put up with him if he was only decent.

10/17/2018 01:58:00 AM

(10/17/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

In both losses, Granderson has missed a 2 run HR by millimeters on the bat.

Lucky is far better than good.

10/17/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/17/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Ed wins the internet for the week.

10/17/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/17/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm not saying they're dishonest hacks.

They say that through their actions and words just fine without my help.

10/17/2018 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

(10/16/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

Maybe she was a white Cherokee.

10/16/2018 11:00:00 PM

(10/16/2018 08:58:00 PM) - Al

So, who replaces Gio on the roster if he is not considered able to return? I would think the 2 most likely names would be Davies or Jennings. Less likely? Williams, Lyles, and Barnes; I would guess in that order.

Gio would not be eligible to return for the next series if the Brewers win the NLCS. Also, any replacement would have to be a pitcher.

10/16/2018 08:58:00 PM

(10/16/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Well, to be fair, I would not interrupt the supreme being either. *

*Besides, it would be racist to do so.

10/16/2018 08:00:00 PM

(10/16/2018 07:21:00 PM) - Al

I would not be surprised if it went from #3 to gone.

I'm not sure what the ratings will be tonight, as many may watch out of curiosity, including many that did not watch before; but by episode 3 or 4 I assume it will be way, way down.

10/16/2018 07:21:00 PM

(10/16/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

1. Unexpectedly.

2. What's he gonna do? Wave a magic wand?

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let people and companies keep more of their own money.

Not to mention, give a damn.

10/16/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/16/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

It's astounding how bad they are at this.

It's difficult to top the stupidity of this group though.I'm probably more Native American than this, and you don't catch me checking the box on a form.

The jokes just write themselves.

10/16/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/16/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

Where has this wonderful, don't take no crap Lindsay Graham been all these years?

10/16/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/16/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

The thing they do not understand at all is how their constant negative attitudes towards life, capitalism, and American exceptionalism drives the working class towards President Trump, who is the de facto leader of the GOP.

Seriously, who wants to listen to negative nellies all the time insist that the world is ending every single day?

10/16/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/16/2018 12:54:00 PM) - Al

Are you kidding? Most casual fans and many others don't understand why they ever lose a game.

And even moreso, why Hader doesn't throw more innings and more often!

10/16/2018 12:54:00 PM

(10/16/2018 12:15:00 PM) - Al

Perhaps someday, with luck of course, we too may be as polite and civil as the left.

It's a worthy goal we have little hopes of accomplishing, but we can dream.

10/16/2018 12:15:00 PM

(10/16/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Another case of something happening that never does.

Funny how often we're seeing this, so soon after we were told we were darn goofs for even suggesting such a thing.

If I didn't know better, I'd say they were lying just to score political points.

10/16/2018 09:00:00 AM

(10/16/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

She showed incredibly bad judgment lying in the first place, and has no ability at all to read the situation and know how to react.

Very bad sign for a president.

10/16/2018 06:30:00 AM

(10/16/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Everything she touches just falls apart.

I'd put a Bill Clinton joke here, but I'm too classy. 

10/16/2018 03:30:00 AM

(10/16/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Darwin Award nominee, 2018.

10/16/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, October 15, 2018

(10/15/2018 11:03:00 PM) - Al

I was strangely calm during the bottom of the 9th, as I am not sure if I had faith in Jeffress or realized how tough it is to hit a homer in LA...though the wind had been blowing out early.

I would not have removed Hader. I would have also allowed Soria to get a runner on base before taking him out in the 8th. That said, I did not mind having Hader get 5 (or even 6) outs at all. He would be unavailable for Game 4, but would be ready for Game 5 (though maybe be limited to an inning). If he is used in Game 4, he is also very unlikely to be able to go in Game 5, so you probably only have him for one or the other. Again, that's assuming every game will be close. One of them may end up 11-2.

A bit surprised Woodruff was up and not Burnes. Given Corbin's uncharacteristically lackluster outing in Game 2, I hope he's healthy.

If you ask Counsell, and he is honest, I think he would say he gave Jeffress the 9th to give him confidence. That kind of reminded me of the catcher calling a curveball in the 3rd inning even though the SP has hung every curve he threw. He knows he'll need that curve to have a successful outing. It would be tough to win the NLCS, never mind the next step without a healthy and effective Jeffress.

Good to hear Counsell say Knebel has been better than Hader in SEP/OCT. I thought I was the only one that had noticed.

Brewers 3rd shutout of the postseason. 3 of 5 wins have been because they have not allowed a single run.

Knebel went 1 2/3rd's, but only faced 5 hitters and made 19 pitches. Corey often throws 20 getting through an inning. As good as he has been, even at 75%, he's probably as good as any other option.

Someone of my FB points out this is the first time the Crew has ever been up 2-1 in a playoff series.

Watching the FSW postgame show, Sophia interviewing Arcia, I thought Orlando reached over and moved Sophia's hair back. I thought that was a bit strange, especially in this PC environment. I rewound it and it turns out he put up a fist behind her, apparently reacting to something a teammate said. That is why eyewitness testimony is so unreliable in court. Your eyes and mind just don't comprehend every quick movement.

Add to that police often work in low light conditions and are afraid of getting killed, it's easy to understand why they think they see a gun or think it was being pointed at them.

2 very dumb decisions by Machado. It's always the really good players who make stupid plays, because mediocre players would never play again if they did that.

I missed it live, but Grandal had little chance at that wild pitch that scored Shaw. We're a bit spoiled with Pina and Kratz, but I doubt they block that pitch more than 1 of 3 times. 

10/15/2018 11:03:00 PM

(10/15/2018 10:30:00 PM) - Al

The Ramblings household was down to only one cable box tonight. The Rambling son uses his phone app and never watches anything live, just watches On Demand and Netflix. The Rambling wife went into her office to watch the Packers, and we don't think we've watched in there since SEP16, when I went in and watched the Brewers. Error messages and a couple resets later, we were doing a lot of switching back and forth.

When the Rambling son got home from work, he went in and checked it out, and managed to get several different error codes, but no luck getting it working.

Only one box? It's like we're living in the 50's...

10/15/2018 10:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Hard to believe a film in which they bragged about removing all aspects of patriotism is doing poorly. 

Meanwhile, Apollo 13 reeks of American exceptionalism. I seem to recall it did quite well...

10/15/2018 08:00:00 PM

(10/15/2018 04:41:00 PM) - Al

Translation: Pardon me white person. Quit saying you're one of us. And shut the hell up.

I think we know where Hillary's campaign people are working now...if it wasn't so pathetic, it would be funny. 

10/15/2018 04:41:00 PM

(10/15/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

She can barely contain her hatred for the hicks she has to pretend to tolerate to pander for the idiot vote.

I hate you all. Vote for me.

10/15/2018 04:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 03:35:00 PM) - Al

Bucks acquire a future 2nd round pick, cash, and Jodie Meeks from the Wizards for a ghost 2nd round pick.

They will waive Meeks, and effectively bought a 2nd round pick. By getting rid of Meeks, the Wizards will save money on the luxury tax.

10/15/2018 03:35:00 PM

(10/15/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Well, he's a woman if he says he's a woman. The math does not matter.

I hope they keep talking. 

10/15/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 03:26:00 PM) - Al

Bucks set final roster, but are supposedly close to a trade with the Wizards which would send a player to DC for a player and a draft pick...and the Bucks would then waive said player and pick up Frazier or someone else from the waiver wire (or, have an open roster spot for now).

10/15/2018 03:26:00 PM

(10/15/2018 03:22:00 PM) - Al

This trailer perfectly defines how trhe left has lost its way.

Thank goodness.

My question is, but what if Jack identifies as a white woman?

10/15/2018 03:22:00 PM

(10/15/2018 03:17:00 PM) - Al

Foreign policy was so much easier back when Hillary and Obama could send Susan Rice on the Sunday shows to lie to the public about why they abandoned Americans in the embassy.

Or, when we could break the law and send pallets of cash to a terrorist harboring regime...that might have just killed this fella in Saudi Arabia, no one really knows yet.

I wonder why that legacy is so weak? What's even funnier is the fact Obama proudly said he wants to campaign and all the Dems in close races told him to please, please stay away.

10/15/2018 03:17:00 PM

(10/15/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Top grade snark.

10/15/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

I can't believe this is not working out well.

It's almost like it wasn't thought out at all.

10/15/2018 01:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 12:49:00 PM) - Al

If only someone could have predicted this years ago...

By the way, can you imagine bragging about winning a women's event...and you're a guy?


10/15/2018 12:49:00 PM

(10/15/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

President Trump's greatest skill is his ability to get his opponents to keep bringing up things that hurt them, because they have no idea how damaging doing so is.

By the way, I am at least 1/1024th pure sarcasm. Applying for minority status later today, after a nap.

10/15/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/15/2018 12:10:00 PM) - Al

35 examples of something 2 weeks ago the left insisted has never happened in the history of time.

I have a 36th in mind, by the way.

10/15/2018 12:10:00 PM

(10/15/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

If memory serves, a wise man said the same thing.

Alex Jones is a nut, but he has every right to say what he wants. If they take away the rights from one, the rest of us are soon to follow. It's a mighty slippery slope when "we know better" becomes a reason to infringe on Constitutional rights of others.

10/15/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/15/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

Found this link when someone linked to it in the comments of a You Tube video.

Basically, it says if milk replacer is more than $62 a bag, it's cheaper for a dairy farmer to feed saleable milk to their calves instead of selling it.

There's something I wouldn't have guessed. 

10/15/2018 10:30:00 AM

(10/15/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

I'm telling ya, we're just a few years away from the end of the world.

And this time, I mean it.

The only thing that will save us is taking more money from the successful.

10/15/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/15/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been told this never happens.

Oh, and all women are honest and all men are scum.

Well, all conservative men. Liberals can do whatever they want, since Franken resigning effectively paid the price for all their wrongs, you know, kinda like Jesus.

10/15/2018 09:00:00 AM

(10/15/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

And you're telling me she didn't win, and no one understands why?

I give her credit for not pulling a muscle as she tries to go against everything she has said in the past 5 years about sexual assault.

10/15/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/15/2018 04:00:00 AM) - Al

Despite Because

Fixed it for them.

There is not a human being in the world that is going to change their vote to agree with Taylor Swift's vote.

However, there are plenty of people that think, "Well, I'm sure she's stupid, so..."

10/15/2018 04:00:00 AM

(10/15/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al


Punch back twice as hard.

10/15/2018 01:30:00 AM

Sunday, October 14, 2018

(10/14/2018 09:00:00 PM) - Al


He should be harassed and beat up!

It's funny because they think it's true.

10/14/2018 09:00:00 PM

(10/14/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

Not only are they not fake news, they are not biased. And they do not root for a side.

Oh, and by the way, they lied on purpose about the General Lee story. Luckily, it was so stupid, the lie was far worse than the statement that it turns out, was never made.

I remember Bobby Knight was a huge Grant fan. Both Lee and Grant were war geniuses.

Fake news is being kind. They are dishonest hacks who lie daily.

10/14/2018 07:00:00 PM

(10/14/2018 06:37:00 PM) - Al


And true.

As we have discussed, legal immigrants are probably 40/60 GOP now, as they are often among the hardest working capitalists out there...and they despise illegals because they do not feel it is fair they jumped the line (because, of course, it isn't).

10/14/2018 06:37:00 PM

(10/14/2018 05:30:00 PM) - Al

What's that brilliant saying?

It's easy to change your mind when you never really believed in anything.

10/14/2018 05:30:00 PM

(10/14/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Why it's a bad idea to call them deplorables and dregs of society.

10/14/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/14/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

CNN preparing story on all black conservatives being insane in 3..2..1.

And you think I'm kidding. Remember the #1 rule of the left...they always do the exact opposite of what common sense tells them to do. In the past few weeks, they've fallen behind in several senate races and made several more competitive by insisting some crazy broad's tall tale with no proof and littered with inconsistencies and lies

{I'm afraid to fly. How'd I get here? I flew. Duh.}

from an unknown year and address and quite possibly, dimension; was worth throwing out the assumption of innocence over.

Because, damn it, they know better.

10/14/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/14/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Ya think?

Remember the words of Toby Keith and Roseanne. They didn't leave the Dems, they still believe the same thing they did years ago. It's just that the GOP is now the party that best represents them, as the Dems have moved so far left. The left specifically told Keith he had to stop singing patriotic songs.

If you want proof, 40 years ago, violent protesters were condemned by all. Now, the left encourages them and brags they are "their people." Thug politicians like Harris and Walters react to Scalise getting shot and Paul attacked by saying "we need to get in their face and never give them a moment's peace."

Hopefully, they never shut up.

10/14/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/14/2018 12:21:00 PM) - Al

This is why the left is so desperate.

As Kavanaugh showed, things can change mighty quickly. The one thing that boggles my mind is how little we've heard about the economy and the tax cuts...nothing from the GOP at all, just 3rd party ads.

A simple 15 second ad that shows unemployment rates then and now, the market then and now, and a quick list of foreign policy achievements while the voiceover dude says, "If you can read, you know we're in far better shape than we were 2 years ago. For 8 years, Obama blamed others. For 2 years, the Republicans have gone to work. Let's keep this train moving."

A clip of Obama saying "What's he gonna do, wave a magic wand?" Then follow it up with a picture of President Trump with a photoshopped magic wand and the narrator saying "It's not magic. It's just Republicans believe in American prosperity. And letting the person that earned the money keep more of it."

I'm not sure why I know this and they don't. The GOP is too civil and hesitant to brag for it's own damn good.

10/14/2018 12:21:00 PM

(10/14/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al


If any part of the ball hits any part of the strike zone, it's a strike. What's so difficult about that?

It's amazing what a tough time people have admitting something. We're not doing brain surgery here.

{Ben Carson can do that, and he's just a stupid conservative, I've been told. He's so dumb, he thinks letting people keep more of their own money will lead to a booming economy. Fool.}

10/14/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/14/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

That's funny. I've been told this has never happened in the history of time.

Of course, that's without the incentive of fame and fortune.

10/14/2018 08:30:00 AM

(10/14/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Apparently, the end of the world was in 1934.

I wish someone would have let me know. I wasted a lot of time studying for tests and doing busy work long after that.

Usually, the fictional danger is in the near future. This time, it's just under a century ago. Maybe Bob Zemeckis and Mike Fox can make a sequel involving another Delorean and  Christopher Lloyd's grandfather.

The plot? Confiscating Grandpa Lloyd's wealth. Maybe they can make him a successful conservative, which will automatically make him the bad guy.

10/14/2018 07:00:00 AM

(10/14/2018 06:34:00 AM) - Al

I'm a colorblind type of guy, not at all concerned about race like...some folks in a political party that I will not name.

I never knew Dwayne Johnson wasn't white, and never really cared if he was or wasn't. That said, the PC folks among us has decided he is not dark skinned enough to portray a fictional character.

I'm not saying they're a parody of themselves. They do that just fine without my help.

Of course, that's only the ones who aren't busy calling Lindsay Graham gay because, that's apparently some type of insult to some on the left.

10/14/2018 06:34:00 AM

(10/14/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

I've never heard of vertical farming until this very moment.

10/14/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/14/2018 05:00:00 AM) - Al

A few years ago, I read West Point still discusses Lee's strategies and historical genius.

He's not remembered because he was mediocre.

They never learn

10/14/2018 05:00:00 AM

(10/14/2018 03:30:00 AM) - Al

Jealousy's a helluva drug.

10/14/2018 03:30:00 AM

(10/14/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

The dumb ones are the ones you have to take especially seriously.

10/14/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/14/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al


Never happens.

10/14/2018 12:30:00 AM

Saturday, October 13, 2018

(10/13/2018 09:31:00 PM) - Al

This sounds an awful lot like the dire, factless hullabaloo over climate change.

Death is certain, it's all over, and I need lots of cash to pay my bills save humanity.

If only we'd take more money from people with more money than myself, we could save everyone! I know I've been wrong every time I've said it, but next time, I'll be right!

10/13/2018 09:31:00 PM

(10/13/2018 09:00:00 PM) - Al

Say what you will, but the state of education in our schools is damn near so low it must not be far from popping out in China.

Out of touch and very, very easy to mock.

10/13/2018 09:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 07:20:00 PM) - Al

While the relief corps allowed some hard hit balls, by far the most devastating hit was that soft grounder to 3B just before the HR. Not going to be perfect, and the Dodgers are the best offensive team in the NL. Nothing you can do about the bad luck of that tapper.

That's where "better lucky than good" comes into those one run games.

10/13/2018 07:20:00 PM

(10/13/2018 07:00:00 PM) - Al

The baggage on many of these Dem candidates have me thinking the mob mentality goes pretty deep.

In AZ, we have an American hero who is also a female pioneer in aviation facing off against a woman who has proven over and over in the past score she hates her country.

10/13/2018 07:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

The truth is painful.

10/13/2018 06:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 05:46:00 PM) - Al

If only someone could have predicted this weeks ago.

What's really sad is Hill is so out of touch as a black woman she never saw it until after she writes what turns out to be a piece proving how biased and far removed she has become.

10/13/2018 05:46:00 PM

(10/13/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

What's really frustrating for them is that America is thriving. They keep getting caught rooting for a huge meltdown, because that's their jam.

10/13/2018 04:30:00 PM

(10/13/2018 03:46:00 PM) - Al

I do not know if they would use him or if they have another player in mind (other than Hernan Perez, who has never been utilized at C despite being the "emergency" guy for years), but Junior Guerra caught professionally in 101 games before switching over to pitching.

10/13/2018 03:46:00 PM

(10/13/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

Why do people hate PC culture?

Because it's stupid.

10/13/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/13/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Funny how that works.

10/13/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

10/13/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/13/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

They play themselves every single time.

It's remarkable what little sense of history they have.

10/13/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

What a novel idea.

10/13/2018 01:30:00 PM

(10/13/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Nothing hurts the left more than the ridiculous rantings of the left.

10/13/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

If only someone could have predicted this.

When you fire people because they support the president, bad decisions seem rather likely.

10/13/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/13/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

There's a special place in hell for women who don't support women.

10/13/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/13/2018 11:39:00 AM) - Al

I think they're going to run this, either to the left or the right.--color guy on Iowa/Indiana game

Not a parody.

10/13/2018 11:39:00 AM

(10/13/2018 11:14:00 AM) - Al

I just hope they keep talking.

When the most memorable phrase to come out of your temper tantrum is "it doesn't matter if he's guilty or not," you might want to rethink your beliefs.

10/13/2018 11:14:00 AM

(10/13/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Here's the back story about George Webb's promotion.

Someone said today, it's a nearly perfect thing, as it gets talked about all the time, and hardly ever has to be paid off. The really goofy thing is, Christ, a burger is like $3. Waiting all that time seems ridiculous to many of us, but it seems to be a tradition/pride thing for many.

10/13/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/13/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al


It's almost as if the whole narrative was just made up for political purposes.

If only they taught this in rudimentary ECON courses.

10/13/2018 09:30:00 AM

(10/13/2018 07:30:00 AM) - Al

It's almost as if that racist narrative was just a bunch of hooey.

They'll say anything to win. Look no further than last week.

10/13/2018 07:30:00 AM

(10/13/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

Well, to be fair, those murders are secondary to a fraction of a degree rise or fall in temps.

10/13/2018 05:30:00 AM

(10/13/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

10/13/2018 02:30:00 AM

(10/13/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Yes it is. They're terrible human beings, and despite that, some people do not despise them.

They need to be held accountable. I'm not sure how they sleep at night. If they were, you know, normal humans, they couldn't.

10/13/2018 01:00:00 AM

(10/13/2018 12:19:00 AM) - Al

I keep expecting Guerra to play a big part in one of these games. Maybe tomorrow is the day.

Surprised Peralta made the cut again, though I assume the main thing he brings to the table is the ability to go several innings, especially in a 7-1 game.

10/13/2018 12:19:00 AM

Friday, October 12, 2018

(10/12/2018 11:52:00 PM) - Al

The thing no one seems to understand here? The Brewers would love to have Clayton Kershaw and 2-3 other top SPs.

But they don't. So instead of running Gio or Davies or whoever out there and waiting for him to fail, they do it differently. The fact that puzzles so many of these former players is hilarious.

I'm sure it was similar the first time a team played a nickel defense or tried a forward pass or started a fire to cook food.

The Cardinals did this back in 2011, not a single starter went 5 innings. The Crew just has them go a couple instead of 4.

10/12/2018 11:52:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:41:00 PM) - Al

I'm not sure what they saw (it suggests to me Knebel may well have a preexisting boo boo that he is pitching through), but the idea of checking on a guy after throwing a 98 mph fastball that missed by 2-3 inches seemed bizarre too.

10/12/2018 11:41:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:38:00 PM) - Al

I don't want to tell FSW how to do their stuff, but the idea of having Dario and Jerry talk, and then send it to Craig and Bill to talk; kind of reminds me of the announcer booth in Naked Gun, with 7 or 8 folks.

2 groups of 2, both discussing the same game and highlights seems clumsy, awkward, and forced. I was half expecting them to send it to Sophia and another former player so they could be the 3rd pair to do the same thing.

10/12/2018 11:38:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:25:00 PM) - Al

Almost a perfect storm, relief corps allow some cheap hits, that 2 out walk to Pederson, Cain has the ball pop right out of his glove.

Thank goodness that opening call in the 9th was changed.

10/12/2018 11:25:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:21:00 PM) - Al

No postgame show for FSW?

Do they have to wait until FS1 completes there cliches and puzzled thoughts?

EDIT: Ticker says "coming up next." I assume they have to give FS1 some exclusivity. 

10/12/2018 11:21:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

In their rush to mock a popular black entertainer, CNN manages to add to the stigma.


10/12/2018 11:00:00 PM

(10/12/2018 10:29:00 PM) - Al

Odd to see Knebel up earlier and not up now.

Hoping it's not a sore arm or hammy.

10/12/2018 10:29:00 PM

(10/12/2018 09:40:00 PM) - Al

That would be his 3rd inning, effectively taking him out of possibly pitching tomorrow.

Hader never pitched on 0 days rest having pitched over an inning the day before all year. He was probably out of tomorrow's game when he got his 4th out, but certainly after pitching 2 frames.

10/12/2018 09:40:00 PM

(10/12/2018 09:33:00 PM) - Al

Never seen a weapon like Hader.

Heh. Andrew Miller. Last season, and the year before. Memories fade, but, golly.

10/12/2018 09:33:00 PM

(10/12/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

An obvious photoshop.

After all, no women supported Kavanaugh. And those exit polls that show white women supported President Trump 50-42 over Hillary?

Lies! All lies!

10/12/2018 09:30:00 PM

(10/12/2018 09:05:00 PM) - Al

Those of us that watch Hader every day wonder why hitters swing so hard against him. A short quick swing is far more effective when facing velocity. That and not swinging at high strikes and certainly not anything high out of the strike zone.

Yes, I do realize that's far easier said than done.

10/12/2018 09:05:00 PM

(10/12/2018 08:17:00 PM) - Al

Every time the Crew plays the Dodgers, Grandal struggles defensively. But, many insist he's one of the best defensive catchers in the game, overall.

10/12/2018 08:17:00 PM

(10/12/2018 08:11:00 PM) - Al

I wasn't surprised at all when Woodruff hit a HR.

Not only is he a good hitting pitcher, I had the sound down. I looked up, saw a LH hitter, and my mind told me it must be Yelich up.

I was surprised when I realized it was Woodruff.:)

10/12/2018 08:11:00 PM

(10/12/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

I'm pretty much a non drinker, and even I think this is really stupid.

10/12/2018 06:00:00 PM

(10/12/2018 04:08:00 PM) - Al

Cedeno in, Broxton out of NLCS.

Schoop making it is probably the most surprising. I'm sure the fact he can hit a HR at any time made a big difference.

10/12/2018 04:08:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:43:00 PM) - Al

Perez at 2B versus the LHSP.

10/12/2018 02:43:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:41:00 PM) - Al

Why the push back against Kanye has been fast and furious.

Numbers. Desperation. Cursing.

ADDED: My leggy old neighbor agrees. How dare they think for themselves?

10/12/2018 02:41:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:31:00 PM) - Al

Believe women?

Well, maybe liberal ones. The hell with the conservative ones.

Caught on tape though. Caught in their tangled web of lies. It's different when they do it. Because shut up.

The irony? Nothing hurts the left more than the actions and words of the left. 

10/12/2018 02:31:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I suppose that, yes, it is possible.

10/12/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

If only there was some sort of way MLB could, you know, just get rid of the bottom 10% every year and replace them.

Of course they could. They just don't care enough to give a damn.

10/12/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:16:00 PM) - Al

Punch back twice as hard.

As pointed out, the GOP not being afraid of telling it like it is...quite possibly, the greatest thing of the President Trump era, of which, there's a plethora of wonderfulness. 

10/12/2018 02:16:00 PM

(10/12/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

"Emotional breakdown" seems to have replaced "exhaustion" as the "we know they're on drugs, but we're not gonna say drug rehab because they paid us not to."

10/12/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/12/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I think it's just good luck myself.

The irony is, no one even suggests the Trump presidency has been anything less than enormously successful, and that the economy is booming because of the tax cuts he championed and regulations he has slashed.

The argument is this: Sure, it's working and the USA is in far better shape. But, you know, we do not like him. Because we hate all Republicans.

This is why they root for a recession and nuclear war.

10/12/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/12/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Note the lack of photographic proof that any of those senators were out doing anything charitable.

If one didn't know better, one might think they're just loathsome hypocrites.

10/12/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/12/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife wanted to make meatloaf, and we haven't been over to the inlaws for a while, so we were all out of ground beef, and also ground venison and ground moose that they gave to us because they had quantity of them. I stopped at the little grocery a mile or so from us, and was shocked to see they had almost all steaks and beef roasts "buy one, get one free." The regular price of the steaks I bought was $6.49 a pound, meaning it was close to $3.25 a pound.

In case you're not sure if that's a good deal or not, if you bought the 75% lean ground beef, it was on sale for $2.89 a pound...and the 85% lean was a mind boggling $5.79 per. Not often you get steak for 60% of the price of ground beef. I have to stop in tomorrow now that I'm aware and stock up...

10/12/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/12/2018 11:57:00 AM) - Al

Several people mentioning on social media how the Brewers' bandwagon has grown at an astonishing rate in the past couple weeks.

Yep. Without a doubt.

10/12/2018 11:57:00 AM

(10/12/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

One wonders how many billions in cash Turkey would have made if the previous administration was still in DC.

10/12/2018 11:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Regarding Yelich’s BAbip, obviously the .500 he put up in July is insane, but his total for the year is only slightly better than his career average.  His BAbip by year for each of the last 6 years:


In almost 3500 PA, his career BAbip is .359.  Given the sample size, it seems to be more than just luck.  Maybe this is something that caught David Stearns’ eye (in addition to his 5 years of control at a very reasonable price) when he decided to acquire him in January. 


That's an interesting fact, Patrick. I assume his BAbip is high because of his ability to hit the ball hard from line to line...also, and just going by eye here, he seems to hit a lot of line drives over the infield and in front of the OF, a very difficult place to defend.  Also, it is difficult to say he's been experiencing good fortune for 6 seasons, but, I would say he's in for a bit of a natural regression. His lowest BAbip is .336...that screams good fortune to me.

10/12/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/12/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

They wanted the Brewers in the Naked Gun movie.

Now I will forever be sad.

10/12/2018 10:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 10:06:00 AM) - Al

This is a downright boring reason.

But, interesting he still has problems considering he is on meds and all.

10/12/2018 10:06:00 AM

(10/12/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Fact check: True.

Because white people are naturally evil. Oh, and so is Kanye.

10/12/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/12/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

If only there was a name for a violent mob that wasn't so...negative.

10/12/2018 09:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 09:23:00 AM) - Al

Should be seeing the NLCS rosters soon.

I'm still thinking Cedeno and/or Jennings will be added. Davies pitched a simulated game WED, so he is at least being considered.

10/12/2018 09:23:00 AM

(10/12/2018 09:01:00 AM) - Al


Me neither.

10/12/2018 09:01:00 AM

(10/12/2018 09:00:00 AM) - Al

Seems kinda racist to me...

10/12/2018 09:00:00 AM

(10/12/2018 08:52:00 AM) - Al

Kinda put their love for Dems in perspective.

Yeah, that protecting your children from disease...that's a tough call.

10/12/2018 08:52:00 AM

(10/12/2018 08:28:00 AM) - Al

The best part of meatloaf remains cold meatloaf sandwiches.

Bread, butter, cheese, meatloaf, ketchup.

10/12/2018 08:28:00 AM

(10/12/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

The Rambling wife reports she heard Packers' tickets MON night are being sold far cheaper than usual on the secondary market...because it conflicts with game 4 of the NLCS.

I gotta admit...I never thought I'd read that.

10/12/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/12/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

You can almost hear the moderates changing their votes.

10/12/2018 06:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 05:30:00 AM) - Al

All I can say is, I ain't cleaning up that back seat.

10/12/2018 05:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

It's a mystery that may never be solved.

10/12/2018 03:00:00 AM

(10/12/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Found this while looking for something else.

That Ramblings sure links to some dandy stuff.

10/12/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/12/2018 12:30:00 AM) - Al

God bless their ability to talk.

10/12/2018 12:30:00 AM

Thursday, October 11, 2018

(10/11/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

First time I've seen a reference to the Clintons getting hammered without Hillary and wine being mentioned.

She's really, really healthy, you know.

10/11/2018 11:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 10:00:00 PM) - Al

CNN thinks they can put down a popular black entertainer and other blacks will heartily agree with them and West will slink back to the left.

They have no idea what hell they just unleashed.

10/11/2018 10:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 07:30:00 PM) - Al

How damaging is Kanye's visit?

Look how the Dems are reacting. They know it. Of course, using the fact the Dems were fighting for the right to own slaves, this probably ain't the best point Donna could have made.

Damage control knob broke clean off as they tried to turn it up extra high...

By the way, his statements are so incredibly stupid, the only person who agrees with him is a former community organizer...

Mine too

10/11/2018 07:30:00 PM

(10/11/2018 06:55:00 PM) - Al

SF Giants asked to speak to Brewers GM David Stearns about becoming their president of baseball operations, but Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio denied permission, sources tell The Athletic. Stearns has at least one year left on his deal, sources say.--Rosenthal

Needless to say, if allowed to become a FA, Stearns can write his own ticket. Expect an extension this offseason, at 7 figures a year. Executives, especially the ones who make baseball decisions, are the ones who decide team fortunes for a half decade or more. 

10/11/2018 06:55:00 PM

(10/11/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

It's not satire or a parody if it's true.

It's the end of the world as we know it. The dates may change, but the story remains the same.

And the only thing that will stop it? Taking more money from successful people.

10/11/2018 06:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 05:00:00 PM) - Al


Kid Rock should have run for Senate just for the daily "old media embarass themselves again" moments.

10/11/2018 05:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

This sounds an awful lot like proving the other side's point for them.

If only Atticus Finch hadn't been such a woman hater, they would not have to burn that classic book, damn it.

I hope they never shut up.

10/11/2018 04:30:00 PM

(10/11/2018 04:03:00 PM) - Al

My prediction of Gio and Miley being important comes true.

10/11/2018 04:03:00 PM

(10/11/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

It's different when they do it.

They're woke and, you know, far superior to us rubes.

10/11/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

They get played like this every single time.

It's simple beyond belief. Hell, even a dog stops running after an imaginary stick after being fooled dozens of time. The old media? Nope.

Where's the stick? Where's the stick? I know there must be one, because his arm moved! And I'm extremely simple!

As many people far smarter than myself have pointed out, the left's desperation to insist that a very popular black celebrity fawning over President Trump is not damaging kind of proves how very, very damaging it is to their brand.

10/11/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/11/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Fact check: True.

10/11/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

I believe Obama called Kanye a word that rhymes with basshole.

These attempts at pearl clutching are rather transparent, to say the least. I'm so old, I recall when conservatives were old and not with it, while the liberals were cool and hip.

Even more damaging, is how bad the Dems are at this.

10/11/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/11/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

What's this?

But I've been told that everyone who does not support stupidity like this are nothing but deplorable dregs of society. You know, teeny, tiny know, the 1 or 2%...that keeps winning elections.

10/11/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

I know they're out of touch, but, how stupid can they possibly be?

10/11/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al


Good staff training in TN.

10/11/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/11/2018 11:49:00 AM) - Al

Just spotted large orange sphere in sky. Seems to be radiating heat. I have called 911 and ran down street, waving arms above head for no particular reason.

Now, if you'll excuse me; to quote the immortal genius words of my hero, Al Bundy, I need to start looting.

10/11/2018 11:49:00 AM

(10/11/2018 11:09:00 AM) - Al

They have problems with showing and talking about mob violence a month before the election because all the mob violence reflects poorly on their favorite political party, which has been calling for mob violence for 2 years.

Because they're better people than us. 

10/11/2018 11:09:00 AM

(10/11/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Well, good.

Hard to believe Americans think innocent until proven guilty is not some silly fad.

Go figure.

10/11/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/11/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

I've been told the left is far more polite and civil, so, I'm not sure what this silly talk is...

I just hope they keep talking.

10/11/2018 08:30:00 AM

(10/11/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

This is such a good idea, I'm surprised it hasn't always been done.

Brewers, get this done and maybe announce it at the On Deck event.

As I said in the comments, I would go with .200 Bob Uecker Way. 

ADDED: When you click on the link, hit the retweet button and send it to the @Brewers. Can't hurt. 

10/11/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/11/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

In my mind, they already did. McCain was just too selfish (and looking back, probably on some sort of painkiller that affected his better judgement) to vote with Trump, even though he had voted to repeal it dozens of times in the past.

I would say he was an attention whore, but first I have to check and see if they're done with his last memorial service yet...

The 2 worst features of Obamacare was it was mandatory and you had to pay a tax penalty, and those are both gone. Now, it's just a government program that is of thousands.

You know...hours in the day. 

10/11/2018 07:00:00 AM

(10/11/2018 04:30:00 AM) - Al

It's a mystery that may never be solved.

10/11/2018 04:30:00 AM

(10/11/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

Loves it when they throw a temper tantrum. It motivates the normal people to get out and vote against them, because that's all they can do.

10/11/2018 02:30:00 AM

(10/11/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Jeselnik is the absolute king at making you laugh and then feel guilty about it.

10/11/2018 01:00:00 AM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

(10/10/2018 10:30:00 PM) - Al

I sure hope they keep talking.

But don't you dare call them an angry mob...

10/10/2018 10:30:00 PM

(10/10/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Can you imagine the outcry if a conservative white guy said this?

When you dismiss racism when a black person says it, you're dismissing all racism. Just like all the faux pearl clutching over Hader tweeting out black rap lyrics as a teen. While the politically correct pretended to be outraged, most people thought the same as me..."well, why can't Josh not say the same thing the band says in their lyrics every time they have a concert?"

If you have an answer for that, you're a hypocrite. 

Remember, the left can say anything they want. Pardon me if I don't pretend to care when a Republican tells it like it is and the old media acts as if they're extremely offended...even though they never question the fact it's a truthful statement.

Graham asking which of the 22 on the list would be suitable...they already said they're all bad...because they're all judges that believe in interpreting the Constitution and not using the bench to make law. They'll just make up excuses and find crazy people to justify it.

10/10/2018 08:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 06:26:00 PM) - Al

Chacin seems like a logical choice for game 1, and Miley makes sense for another game, be it 2 or 3.  My guess would be Gio will also be used, either as a SP or as the first reliever in early.

10/10/2018 06:26:00 PM

(10/10/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

They can't denounce it, because the base LOVES it.

10/10/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

This guy knows what he's talking about.

10/10/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/10/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if their stories change over time to suit their needs.

Multiply this by 36 years, and you'll see why the Ford tale changed so often. Once you tell a tale and don't get the reaction you're hoping for, the next time you tell it, details get added.

10/10/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

It's now become obvious it was very, very bad...just like we said it was.

How do you know? Dems, especially those in close races or traditionally red districts, are having to admit it to have a chance to win.

I don't have a hard time at all judging the reaction of common folks. My social media is filled with them.

No one except far left hacks ever mentioned anything about Kavanaugh. Meanwhile, tons of people mentioned how long Ford waited to talk and how disgraceful it was that he was being labeled guilty with no proof at all.

10/10/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/10/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

This is so obvious I can't believe it surprises anyone.

The "me too" movement has quite possibly set back women in the workplace more than anything else in the past 30-40 years. And despite being told this when it started, some of their heads were so far buried in the sand they are shocked by it.

Even more apparent? It will effect recent college grads far more than 52 year old Bev, who no one will mind taking with them on a business trip, because she is always in bed by 8, calling her machine to tell her cats goodnight.

10/10/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 01:23:00 PM) - Al

While wildly optimistic, it also cautions as a wise man has...the gains from the Kavanaugh wildly partisan attacks may be short lived. Never forget, it's tough for independents and moderates...people that are traditionally apathetic or very wishy washy about stay angry or motivated long.

If they did, they probably would figure out a consistent set of beliefs.

10/10/2018 01:23:00 PM

(10/10/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

That's because conservatives believe in free speech. And, surprisingly, we don't change our mind depending on the breeze or current mood.

And to be honest, listening to liberals speak and explain their ideas is why many of us are conservatives in the first place.

10/10/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 12:48:00 PM) - Al

Nats acquire Barraclaugh on the cheap.

Looks like a perfect case of buying low to me. The funny thing to me is, the Marlins have a dozen players they could easily move for bonus money, but I suppose Jeter looks at him as someone to get out of the way, as he has no chance of being with their next contending club, which appears to be 3-4 years away.

10/10/2018 12:48:00 PM

(10/10/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al


Note the shock the reporter has when he's called old and met with complete apathy about Russia.

10/10/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/10/2018 11:19:00 AM) - Al

Arrive at 7:45, procedure scheduled for 9:10, taken back at 9:30, done at 10, home at 11.

Thank you to the many people who emailed or tweeted, including a couple who have done so every time.

10/10/2018 11:19:00 AM

(10/10/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

Dodgers favored in LCS, as expected.

The Brewers have more wins, but the Dodgers have a better run differential. Most feel that's a better judge of true talent, including myself.

10/10/2018 11:00:00 AM

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

The truth hurts.

10/10/2018 10:30:00 AM

(10/10/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

Everyone saw it coming except the ones most affected by it.

I was never in a room with a closed door with my female associates back when I was in retail management, except for my management team and the office gals, as the counting room was so small it barely allowed room for 2 people, never mind a third. I can't remember if the door opened in or out, but it seems like I sometimes left that open at times as well.

I'm not sure if I was ahead of the curve or paranoid. As VP Pence has proven, paranoia is the correct state of mind for conservative males.

10/10/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/10/2018 09:18:00 AM) - Al

I'm pretty sure that we have reached the point when every storm is the worst storm.

Remember when Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 the old media said that made it worse?

Remember the dude struggling against the wind while guys walked casually behind him chatting on the phone?

By the sound of it, this one is going to hit fast and hard; and move quickly move on. Somehow, after hearing last time it was worse because it moved so slow, I'm sure we'll hear moving fast is worse.

Because now is always worse...just not as bad as the next one.

10/10/2018 09:18:00 AM

(10/10/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

It is strange that a group that hates anyone with a different political viewpoint and wishes them dead would be so taken aback by someone not being fond of them after being attacked and lied about for political reasons.


10/10/2018 07:00:00 AM

(10/10/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

What's that old saying?

President Trump's greatest gift is to get opponents to disagree with him on issues that are all but impossible for any person with common sense to feel any other way about other than agree with the president.

Innocent until proven guilty. 

Letting people keep more of their money is a good thing. 

Restructuring trade agreements to benefit Americans is a fine idea. 

Talking with and attempting to find a common ground with rogue regimes that may or may not have nuclear weapons makes a lot of sense.

Those are not controversial stances. Enjoy the peace in the world and the booming economy. These are the good old days.

10/10/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/10/2018 02:30:00 AM) - Al

First gender reveal that I didn't think was incredibly stupid.

Well, this was too, but at least it was funny.

10/10/2018 02:30:00 AM

(10/10/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

That's different...

10/10/2018 01:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

(10/09/2018 11:00:00 PM) - Al

If only some sort of economic theory could have predicted this...

If one did not know better, one might think Obamacare was a lie and a fraud. And, really stupid.

10/09/2018 11:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 09:30:00 PM) - Al

The Rambling wife will be having another medical procedure tomorrow, but scheduled stuff will be popping up. There's always a chance this will take care of everything.

At least we didn't draw the short straw and get the 6AM arrival time. I like to think the staff got a good night's rest, and knowing they got up at 4 or 4:30 likely means they did not.

10/09/2018 09:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 08:30:00 PM) - Al

It's almost as if the founding fathers knew an effective government has checks and balances.

10/09/2018 08:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 07:47:00 PM) - Al

I still feel the term "thugs" is a better description.  But the mere fact the Dems are terrified of their violent, hateful tactics are being described as a mob, and that CNN is dutifully providing cover; should make it rather apparent they are unhappy the GOP is calling them out on their violent tactics. Scalise got shot and Paul has been attacked, and the left continues to call for thuggery.

Meanwhile, Hillary, who the Dems tried to portray as a grandmotherly type, other than her infinite illnesses and her penchant for loud laughs at awkward times, of course; falls just short of openly calling for violence. 

Hey, it is what it is. It appeals to their far left base, but not much of anyone else. Their vocal rioting against Kavanaugh went over like a proverbial fart in church, and now they don't know what to do...their silence in the past few days tells me lots of internal polling is going on as they focus on trying to find a message other than "we hate the president who's approval rating is at its highest point and whose first 2 years has been a success of historical proportion."

By far the most likely scenario remains the same as it was months ago...with the GOP holding the Senate and the Dems taking the House, as is common after a presidential takeover, not to mention the House seats are determined by population, and urban areas remain the final liberal strongholds. 

10/09/2018 07:47:00 PM

(10/09/2018 07:22:00 PM) - Al

Brewers play at 7:10 FRI night and 3:10 SAT afternoon.

10/09/2018 07:22:00 PM

(10/09/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

My former neighbor is 100% correct.

10/09/2018 04:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al

Since all women must be believed, I guess we should just lock this Franco fella up for life.

10/09/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 03:30:00 PM) - Al

It's a parody.

Or is it?

10/09/2018 03:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

Bucks have increased season tickets 4-5 times this year.

10/09/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 02:37:00 PM) - Al

The president does nothing to quell rumors of Haley returning after midterms when he said he hopes she'll be back soon.

10/09/2018 02:37:00 PM

(10/09/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

If Baldwin not knowing how to answer simple questions was an issue, she would be 20 points down.

She can't answer anything without asking the DNC what the correct answer is.

10/09/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 02:00:00 PM) - Al

What could possibly go wrong?

10/09/2018 02:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 01:30:00 PM) - Al

Good to see good things happen to good people.

10/09/2018 01:30:00 PM

(10/09/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al

Without a strong military, what do we have? We have a nation that can’t defend itself.--Joni Ernst

Very true. Also why Dems always want to cut military and defense spending. In their view, the weaker the better.

10/09/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 12:40:00 PM) - Al

Consistency is not their strength.

If one did not know better, one might think they change their mind whenever it's politically expedient to do so.

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

10/09/2018 12:40:00 PM

(10/09/2018 12:15:00 PM) - Al

What happens when you mix wine with your prescriptions.

Remember, it was a conspiracy theory when we told you she was ill.

It was anti American to question election results too...until it wasn't.

Dissent was the highest form of patriotism...until it was racist.

The end of the world as we know it has been delayed...again. Stop me if you've heard this before, but it's a few years away, and the only way to save us from a certain doom is to confiscate more money from the successful. 

I'm not saying they struggle with consistency and truth. They do that just fine without my help.

10/09/2018 12:15:00 PM

(10/09/2018 12:03:00 PM) - Al

The Twins are at least performing some background work on...Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN (via Twitter).  Murphy (is) obviously tied up for the moment assisting manager Craig Counsell in the Milwaukee organization’s postseason run. The former interim Padres manager has held the Brewers bench coach position since the 2016 campaign.

It's a proven fact winning suddenly puts coaches in the spotlight and ready for promotion. 

10/09/2018 12:03:00 PM

(10/09/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

I commented on a Facebook post earlier today, and thought many of you may not have heard it and would enjoy it.

A politician stood in front of a crowd. I can't recall if it was a guy or gal. Anyway, as they spoke about "common sense" gun laws they said, "No one needs a stockpile of 1000 rounds of ammo." One person in the crowd spoke up and said, "We shot off over 10,000 rounds last weekend." The crowd applauded and shook their heads in the affirmative. The camera went to the politician, who looked like a disappointed parent. Then it panned to the group of media covering the event. Each and every one looked mortified, mouths wide open, as if they were visiting another planet. 

It's difficult to understand people you never knew existed. 

10/09/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/09/2018 11:53:00 AM) - Al

Dagen McDowell with a good guess on why Haley announced today...she knew she was leaving, and today allowed the GOP get an elegant, eloquent woman in front of the cameras to show people this is what a conservative woman of our party looks like.

Not McDowell but me her to Feinstein and Hirono...Nikki is gorgeous, positive, and doesn't sound like she hates her country every time she speaks. The contrast is indeed, off the charts.

We will see more of her, and soon. She's a huge part of the deep bench the GOP has.

10/09/2018 11:53:00 AM

(10/09/2018 11:30:00 AM) - Al

At all bases.

There, I fixed it.

10/09/2018 11:30:00 AM

(10/09/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al


Believe all women!

Notice none of these stories leaked out last week.

10/09/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 10:25:00 AM) - Al

Well, we can dream.

I'd settle for those elitists getting the hell out of my country.

10/09/2018 10:25:00 AM

(10/09/2018 10:21:00 AM) - Al

It's amazing how people who suddenly remember damaging things about a Constitutionally loyal nominee after a third of a century have such an incestuous relationship with powerful Dems.

Coincidence, I'm sure.

10/09/2018 10:21:00 AM

(10/09/2018 10:00:00 AM) - Al

While the tweet itself it may true, I look at this and see one thing...RBG is aging at a rate previously only seen in science fiction.

10/09/2018 10:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 09:58:00 AM) - Al

Haley says she's taking a break, the president says it was planned months ago. Speculation still high something is in the works involving Graham, probably after the midterms.

Many pointing out Graham is a defense expert and Mattis is not a young man.*

*Though he could still beat the crap out of any of those young protesters while eating an ice cream cone at the same time.

10/09/2018 09:58:00 AM

(10/09/2018 09:45:00 AM) - Al

Tons of speculation on Twitter that Graham will be promoted to a cabinet position and Haley will be taking his Senate seat.

No offense to the self important hacks at the UN, but they do nothing. Nikki can and will do better things. She may well be the first woman president.

10/09/2018 09:45:00 AM

(10/09/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al

They just don't get it.

10/09/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 06:30:00 AM) - Al

That's a shame.

Funny, that doesn't seem all that polite and civil to me.

10/09/2018 06:30:00 AM

(10/09/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Almost identical events, reported in 2 different ways.

I wonder why.

It's a mystery that may never be solved...

10/09/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

I've been told a magic wand would be necessary, and that tax cuts are terrible for everyone. They will kill thousands you know.

10/09/2018 03:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 02:00:00 AM) - Al

Sowell explains it all.

10/09/2018 02:00:00 AM

(10/09/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

Even worse was the tightly-knotted ball of fear growing like a fascist cancer in all decent people, as we lived with the intolerable thought that this abomination might succeed.

When a mere accusation from the early 80's equals overwhelming guilt, you're not going to sell that to the American people. Not in this century at least.

Other lessons learned: If you're going to war, your big gun should not be a crazy woman who never told the same story twice.

Moving the goalposts from "he kinda assaulted a woman" to "he got upset when we lied about him being a bad guy" is a poorly thought out strategy. Dare I say, it was a hail mary, at best.

It also informed most everyone it's all about politics. The public did not believe any of the accusers, despite the old media's insistence how "credible" a woman was who never told the same parable twice.

10/09/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/09/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

It's even more impressive when you consider the 96 months of excuses we experienced prior.

6% is full employment they said. Are you going to wave a magic wand they said. Those jobs are never coming back they said.

10/09/2018 01:00:00 AM

Monday, October 08, 2018

(10/08/2018 10:05:00 PM) - Al

This is why I'm afraid it happened too early.

Also, let the Dems keep talking. They think the entire country is like DC/NY/LA.

It ain't.

Or, another way of looking at it...if you agree with the way the Dems attacked one of the finest judges in the're obviously a liberal partisan unwilling to look at the facts. Because independents think you're a hack.

That "innocent until proven guilty" thing is not a fad, that should be set aside in cases of political theater.

10/08/2018 10:05:00 PM

(10/08/2018 08:05:00 PM) - Al

Dodgers had the 8th best OPS versus LHP in the NL, a 733 OPS.

They had the best OPS versus RHP, at 796.

Muncy--1001 vs RHP/891 vs LHP.

Machado--nearly identical vs both in 2018 and career

Kemp 795 vs RHP/911 vs LHP in career, almost the same in 2018.

Bellinger--912 vs RHP/782 vs LHP in career, 880/681 in 2018

Grandal--better versus RHP

Turner--very close versus both

Taylor--almost identical versus both

Puig--much better versus RHP over career and 2018

Pederson--very good vs RHP, awful vs LHP

Splits are almost meaningless versus the Dodgers, except that Puig, Pederson, and Bellinger are various degrees of less effective when facing southpaws. What does that mean? You could make an argument to add Cedeno and/or Jennings to the roster. You could also make an argument to use Gio, in some form or another. Possible drops? Peralta was on the LDS roster because he was very good versus RH's.

The Dodgers had the best OPSA in the NL versus both LH's and RH's in 2018. The one obvious change one might expect is that Schoop could be kept off the roster, especially if Perez plays over him versus some LH SP...LA used 3 of 4 lefties versus the Braves.

10/08/2018 08:05:00 PM

(10/08/2018 08:00:00 PM) - Al

Just coincidence.

Nothing to see here.

10/08/2018 08:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 06:00:00 PM) - Al

The correct answer:

Welcome back. But don't you dare pretend to be more intelligent than everyone else again.

You were wrong. Leave your attitude at the door. Either vote for the primary winner or declare yourself an independent and make your decisions based on which candidate has a better head of hair, or if their spouse "seems nice" like the others.

You're not going to agree with anyone 100% of the time. 80-90% is probably plenty. Especially when the other candidate was the devil herself.*

*No offense to the devil.

10/08/2018 06:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 04:30:00 PM) - Al

If there is ever a question about the power of incumbency, Tammy Baldwin proved for 6 years she didn't give a rat's ass about veterans, and is poised to get about 55-60% of the vote.

There's no bigger do nothing in politics...and that's saying something. I still recall the Ron Johnson ad in which the people said they tried to contact Baldwin for months and she never returned their call. Johnson did and took care of the issue, which, as one would expect, was related to a veteran.

10/08/2018 04:30:00 PM

(10/08/2018 04:00:00 PM) - Al


I'm admittedly not a big baseball fan, and do not follow stats closely at all. What is BAbip? Batting average on balls in the park? I assume homers don't count, reading your posts.


Good guess. Batting average on balls in play. It's a good way to determine luck, both good and bad, both for pitchers and hitters. League average is always about .300, maybe .290 or so since shifting has become accepted, though shifts also allow a lot of soft hits to sneak through and some bloops to fall.

Homers do not count (except the rare inside the parker) and neither do strikeouts because they were never "in play." Once you remove those two things, you will find things are remarkably even. Of course, good pitchers will allow fewer extra base hits (what SLG % measures) and good hitters smack more of them, including HR's, which are far more damaging.

Thank you for writing.

10/08/2018 04:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 03:00:00 PM) - Al

The gift that just keeps on giving.

10/08/2018 03:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 02:30:00 PM) - Al

The dude who lied about Nam thinks it's a rough time to be an American.

I swear this is a parody. I really do.

10/08/2018 02:30:00 PM

(10/08/2018 01:14:00 PM) - Al

So they're hypocrites too?

They insist socialism is better for everyone...but gladly accept payment for bad behavior.

As always, they want all the money to be split evenly...but hold back most of their own. They think they're smarter than everyone else, and always get caught looking dumb when the truth leaks out.

10/08/2018 01:14:00 PM

(10/08/2018 01:11:00 PM) - Al

You can add a 4th...the mere fact they have continued to talk and try to make this an issue in light of plunging favorability and damaging polls seems to show they have completely lost touch with all but the DC/NY/LA far left of their party.

With luck, it will continue.

10/08/2018 01:11:00 PM

(10/08/2018 01:08:00 PM) - Al

If it wasn't real life, we'd say it was unrealistic.

Well, to be fair, it's tough for Ginsburg to hire black law clerks when she's drunk and sleeping all the time.

10/08/2018 01:08:00 PM

(10/08/2018 01:00:00 PM) - Al


Amazing what you can accomplish when you don't artificially hold back business growth.

The gasbag ad is a huge winner too. 

It wasn't about politics. It was about gas. Dontcha see.

10/08/2018 01:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 12:30:00 PM) - Al

Tickets effectively sold out for game 1 of the NLCS. Several attempts to buy even a single seat all showed nothing available.

10/08/2018 12:30:00 PM

(10/08/2018 12:15:00 PM) - Al

Shut up sir.

Let them speak and speak stupidly.

10/08/2018 12:15:00 PM

(10/08/2018 12:00:00 PM) - Al

The best part of the Trump years is the fact that Republicans are no longer ashamed to admit they are successful.

And even more, to inform the other side we don't give a damn if they're unhappy about that.

10/08/2018 12:00:00 PM

(10/08/2018 11:29:00 AM) - Al

BP used to be as good as it gets.

Now, it's a bunch of self important fools talking drivel that is both difficult to understand and impossible to even pretend to care about.

Get a microwave and shut the hell up.

10/08/2018 11:29:00 AM

(10/08/2018 11:19:00 AM) - Al

Stokes is also pretty young for AA, and is a solid offensive contributor.

His only shortcoming is a weak throwing arm, as shown by a stunning lack of assists and the fact they never put him in RF. He usually profiles as a 4th OF because of this, and because of his lack of height.

Of course, if Yelich was 5-8, no one would give a hoot.

10/08/2018 11:19:00 AM

(10/08/2018 11:00:00 AM) - Al

I find it hard to believe stores that sell a vastly overpriced product that lasts 10-20 years (even for a fat guy like me, for a 110 pound woman, I doubt they'd ever need to replace it) are finding their business model does not work.

10/08/2018 11:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 10:30:00 AM) - Al

The funny thing about ads like this?

Much like life insurance commercials, which always feature a child under 4, the parent always looks more like a grandparent.

Why? Because life insurance is far more affordable to older Americans. If they showed a 27 year old crawling on the floor with his little one, it would not appeal to those who usually buy it, or people of that age, because "life insurance is for old people." And, despite liberals insisting we should punish the successful because...they're successful, wealth creation is a real thing in capitalist societies.

Meanwhile, in Venezuela, no one has time to start a business, as Sunday is the day to stand in line for rotten vegetables. Because socialism makes everyone equal!

10/08/2018 10:30:00 AM

(10/08/2018 09:30:00 AM) - Al

So, you wonder what socialized medicine looks like?


Now that we've met, we need a volunteer. So Al, why don't you pull down your pants and show us your rash? 

10/08/2018 09:30:00 AM

(10/08/2018 08:30:00 AM) - Al

Who could have ever guessed the best thing for the people would be...a booming economy?

The fact is, it's hard to believe this is surprising to anyone.

10/08/2018 08:30:00 AM

(10/08/2018 08:00:00 AM) - Al


10/08/2018 08:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 07:00:00 AM) - Al

Funniest Hitler video ever!

I laughed out loud a half dozen times! He even rips on Alyssa Milano. Makes fun of Ford!

10/08/2018 07:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Just glanced at the NLCS schedule, and it is FRI/SAT, MON/TUE/WED, FRI/SAT.

Certainly not awful, but the 3 games in a row may be a bit challenging to the bullpen guys, as the high leverage group (Jeffress/Hader/Knebel/Burnes/Soria) will be hard pressed to stay available if all the games are contested to the end.

Of course, I'm assuming most, if not all the games will be close. In reality, 7-1, 8-3, and so on games often happen, because when a team falls behind early, the top relievers rarely are called on.

10/08/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 06:00:00 AM) - Al

Because guns must be confiscated, damn the Constitution.

Nothing is more damaging to their brand than the facts.

10/08/2018 06:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 03:00:00 AM) - Al

This is so damaging because everyone knows it's true.

10/08/2018 03:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 01:30:00 AM) - Al

It's embarrassing how the GOP got totally outwitted by Hank Reid.


Never mind.

10/08/2018 01:30:00 AM

(10/08/2018 01:00:00 AM) - Al

If they wanted to see her, they would have elected her.

At least she didn't pass out...

10/08/2018 01:00:00 AM

(10/08/2018 12:00:00 AM) - Al

Rachel uses the arsonists line too.

Sounds like a fine slogan.

10/08/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sunday, October 07, 2018

(10/07/2018 10:45:00 PM) - Al

I'm pretty forgiving of announcers, as few are as good as BA (and Lepay is delightful as well), so we get pretty spoiled. I also recall those couple years I had Extra Innings when I lived in the Twin Cities, many teams' broadcasters were, dare I say it, beyond awful.

That said, Costas acted as if he's suffering from dementia. It's like he was at a family get together all day and at 3:15, someone said, "Hey Bob, don't forget you got that game to call," and Bob sat up and said, "Is that today? Who's playing again?"

Saying or implying both Shaw and Aguilar are poor defenders at their current positions is incorrect and baffling. It seems to me baseball people see they are "bigger" than most players at their positions so they assume they're hacks. I was waiting for someone to say, "That Arcia, he's a good SS. You know, because he's a little feller."

10/07/2018 10:45:00 PM

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