Monday, October 2, 2017

Patriots Defense


My first reaction to the Patriots loss was, "they sure do seem to be giving up a lot of points this year." Unfortunately I was right.

In 2016 the defense had the best ranking for points allowed. I'm not foolish enough to bet against Belichick and Brady. However, this ranking can't be good.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Funny You Should Mention It


From today's NPR Morning Edition.


Janus v AFSCME


I'm fascinated how much of the opposition to Trump is expressed, since, to me, most of it seems infantile and pointless. Like the kneeling at football games. Or the speeches at the Emmy's. Or Jimmy Kimmel. Or the Russian investigation. Or Hillary's conspiracy theories. On that front, my favorite is:

Hillary Clinton Compares Trump To Putin: "Hopefully" He Hasn't Ordered Killing Of Journalists.

Yes, it's as bad and dumb as the headline sounds.

I don't think Trump is an evil genius deliberately diverting attention from substantive issues so the press and the opposition, but I repeat myself, like a dog chasing a squirrel, hyperventilates over his latest TwitterStorm, but it sure seems like he is.

What isn't the press and the opposition focused on?
There's this:
Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Mandatory Fees to Unions. 
ScotusBlog has a good summary of the case as well.

An adverse ruling could decimate membership in public employee unions, the only growing sector of the union world and a big contributor to the Democratic party.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everytime Trump Says Something Stupid Why is There a Contest to Say Something Even Stupider?

Maybe the Russians hacked the election AND have re-injected our water supply with fluoride forcing many to respond to every stupid thing coming from Trump with something even stupider.

Like this:

Here’s A List Of All The Monuments Liberals Want To Tear Down So Far:

The list includes Mt. Rushmore and the Jefferson Memorial.

Saying nothing is always an option.


Monday, June 19, 2017

The Moment I Switched Off Meet the Press.


Chuck Todd was interviewing Sen Angus King on the various Russian allegations/investigations.

Senator King:

I believe it's one of the most serious attacks we've had on our country in recent years. And the president doesn't seem interested in it either. Mr. Comey testified he had nine interactions with him before he was fired. In none of those did the president say, "What did the Russians do? How did they do it? How do you know they did it? And what can we do about it?" This is serious stuff. And all of this Trump, Comey, and obstruction of justice is sort of obscuring the underlying, what I think is really the big story.

To which Chuck Todd replied:

Do you believe that lack of curiosity is circumstantial evidence in and of itself?

I turned to my daughter and asked if she cared about Russia and Trump. She said no. I asked her if her lack of curiosity is circumstantial evidence in and of itself of her being a tool of Putin? Probably, she said.

Maybe there is a there, there. But the media is doing its best to act idiotic and convince me other motives are driving the allegations.

I switched off Meet the Press. Continued binge watching "Silicon Valley," which I find more realistic.


Friday, June 16, 2017

New York Times vs The Truth

Sean Davis at The Federalist sums it up nicely:

Much has been written about how The New York Times used its first editorial after a horrific mass assassination attempt on Republican lawmakers to absolve the shooter of agency over his own actions, and then to blame Republicans and “the gun lobby” for empowering the “deranged” progressive activist to murder them in the first place. Not content with peddling just one Big Lie, the esteemed NYT editorial board loaded its rhetorical shotgun with Big Lie buckshot and spread as many lies over as large an area as possible. Taking a cue from “Hamilton,” the paper of record didn’t want to throw away its shot.

It wasn’t enough for NYT to just recycle the lie — famously spread by the NYT six years ago, natch — that the shooter who tried to kill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in 2011, Jared Lee Loughner, was driven to act by Sarah Palin. It wasn’t enough for the editorial board to claim without evidence that the shooter in Alexandria was “deranged” in order to relieve him of responsibility for his own actions and avoid examining why he chose to walk into a public park and open fire on his declared enemies.

The whole thing is worth a read.

I mostly do the crossword at the Times, and little else. But even the crossword is getting infected with Trump insanity. On a recent crossword blog the creator of the puzzle apologized for using Trump in one of the clues. Sigh.