Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ESPN's Robert Lee Statement

Don Lemon: 'Total Eclipse of the Facts'

Don Lemon's tirade following President Trump's Phoenix rally remarks was completely predictable. It's CNN.

I suspect Lemon composed his reaction to the speech shortly after he learned Trump was going to Phoenix.

Trump Phoenix Rally: 'Where I Draw the Line'

This is the line from President Trump's Phoenix rally that resonates.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: The media can attack me, but where I draw the line is when they attack you, which is what they do, when they attack the decency of our supporters.

Brewers Win!

Go Brewers!

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced - 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago today, the Jimi Hendrix Experience released Are You Experienced in North America, which included some different tracks from the version released in the UK, May 1967.

"Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," and "The Wind Cries Mary" were not on the UK release.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Robert Lee and ESPN

Oh, good grief!

What lunacy!

Confederate Statues and Hypocrisy

Back-To-School Shopping Tips

Camping World - CEO Marcus Lemonis and Mark Martin

From CNBC:

Serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis had some choice words on Wednesday about those who may support President Donald Trump's response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"There's no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days and if they are, quite frankly, don't shop at my business," said Lemonis, who is CEO of Camping World and host of CNBC's "The Profit."

Related: Mark Martin ‘Regrets’ Tweet About Camping World After Call With CEO


The NASCAR legend claimed on Twitter that he had an order in place with Camping World — the title sponsor for NASCAR’s truck series — for a $150,000, presumably beautiful new RV. But then Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, in response to president Donald Trump’s controversial post-Charlottesville, Va., rhetoric, invited supporters of Trump’s remarks to shop elsewhere last week.

Now, the company is without one of its most high-profile customers.

“First thing in the morning I will be canceling my order for 150,000$ RV I have ordered,” Martin posted Sunday in a since-deleted tweet. “Leave politics out of it.”

UPDATE (3:24 p.m. ET):

Mark Martin explained why he deleted his tweet on Monday, after he said he received a call from Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, who claimed his comments were “misrepresented.”
Lemonis called Mark Martin.

Apparently, when someone as high-profile as Martin expresses his displeasure with the comments from Camping World's CEO, it gets attention.

I think Lemonis is in damage control mode. Listen to Lemonis on CNBC. He trashes Trump and said he doesn't want the business of people in agreement with Trump.

Lemonis says he and other CEOs are "horrified by what we're hearing and seeing from this administration."

I think Martin is being very gracious, too gracious.

I've listened to Lemonis' comments again and again.

There's no misrepresentation.
MARCUS LEMONIS: There's no doubt that there is probably not many consumers in this country today that are in favor of what has been said in the last couple days and if they are, quite frankly, don't shop at my business.

Christopher Columbus Monument

Why is this hatred and violence embraced by Leftists?

Trump and Pakistan

What was the first sign that America's position toward Pakistan has changed a bit?

Mark Pocan, Paul Ryan, and Trump

Democrat Mark Pocan is an embarrassment.

Donald "Trump's continued embrace of neo-Nazis and the KKK"?

President Trump has repeatedly condemned neo-Nazis and the KKK.

Rep. Pocan, do you condemn the Democrat Party's continued embrace of Robert Byrd, KKK Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops? Yes or no? Not a hard question. #DemocratPartyofSlavery

Trump's Address to Nation

CNN Screws Up Jerry Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis

CNN is a mess.

The network initially reported that Jerry Lee Lewis had died, not Jerry Lewis.

Very sloppy.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Red Cross, Salvation Army Cancel Events at Mar-a-Lago

Nonprofit groups, including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are cancelling events at Mar-a-Lago.

From the New York Times:

With its ornate 20,000-square-foot ballroom and manicured lawns, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., is often the site of elaborate fund-raisers, drawing big charities — and big dollars.

But several organizations are having a change of heart since Mr. Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., after a white nationalist rally and an attack by a driver that left a woman dead. There were “very fine people on both sides,” Mr. Trump said.

Over the weekend, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society became the latest nonprofit groups to cancel galas at Mar-a-Lago.

“Given the current environment surrounding Mar-a-Lago, we have made the decision to move our annual dinner dance,” the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach said in a post on Saturday on its Facebook page.

... The Washington Post reported that the American Cancer Society, the Cleveland Clinic and the American Friends of Magen David Adom all announced they would not be holding fund-raisers at the oceanside resort.

On Friday, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen also canceled events at Mar-a-Lago.

Mar-a-Lago “has increasingly become a source of controversy and pain for many of our volunteers, employees and supporters,” the Red Cross said in a statement announcing that the 2018 International Red Cross Ball had been canceled.

It was a break in tradition for the Red Cross, which has held the ball at Mar-a-Lago every year since 2005, with the exception of 2013 and 2014.

“The Red Cross provides assistance without discrimination to all people in need, regardless of nationality, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or political opinions, and we must be clear and unequivocal in our defense of that principle,” the statement said.

The Red Cross believes the president of the United States is a racist.

Yikes. I don't think it's wise for these groups to buy into the mass hysteria being propagated by the Leftists.

It's sure to hurt their fundraising. But if we're going to go there, we can go there.

Great American Eclipse Images

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

"Never safe to look directly at the Sun"? Did you ever watch the sun rise or set? I've done that many times.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Depending on your location in Wisconsin, the eclipse will start shortly before noon with the peak viewing time a few minutes after 1 p.m. In Milwaukee, the eclipse starts at 11:53 a.m., peaks at 1:18 p.m. when 83% of the sun is covered, and ends at 2:40 p.m.

Since Wisconsin isn't in the path of totality, the difference will be literally like night and day. If you're indoors it might look overcast. But outdoors shadows will look a bit weird. Everywhere the sun casts a shadow or glows through holes, it produces a tiny image of itself. When the sun starts to look like a crescent as the moon slides across during the eclipse, it will distort shadows and look strange. Even the sun shining through leaves will cast unfamiliar crescent images.
Since Wisconsin isn't in the path of totality, and a good deal of cloud cover is expected for the southeastern part of the state, the "Great American Eclipse" will not be so great here.

Oh, well.

Bill Kristol Says Trump Should Resign

I expect Leftists to behave hysterically. I expect better from conservatives, so this kind of stuff is disturbing.

Bill Kristol has lost it. It's unfortunate.

Antifa, 'Peaceful' Protesters

Brewers Win!


Go Brewers!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Detroit Police Chief and Anti-Police Rhetoric

Brewers Win!

Go Brewers!

In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, offers some guidance to help you determine if you're witnessing a mass hysteria.

History is full of examples of Mass Hysterias. They happen fairly often. The cool thing about mass hysterias is that you don’t know when you are in one. But sometimes the people who are not experiencing the mass hysteria can recognize when others are experiencing one, if they know what to look for.

...A mass hysteria happens when the public gets a wrong idea about something that has strong emotional content and it triggers cognitive dissonance that is often supported by confirmation bias. In other words, people spontaneously hallucinate a whole new (and usually crazy-sounding) reality and believe they see plenty of evidence for it. The Salem Witch Trials are the best-known example of mass hysteria. The McMartin Pre-School case and the Tulip Bulb hysteria are others. The dotcom bubble probably qualifies. We might soon learn that the Russian Collusion story was mass hysteria in hindsight. The curious lack of solid evidence for Russian collusion is a red flag. But we’ll see how that plays out.

The most visible Mass Hysteria of the moment involves the idea that the United States intentionally elected a racist President. If that statement just triggered you, it might mean you are in the Mass Hysteria bubble.
Adams gives five signs of mass hysteria.
1. The trigger event for cognitive dissonance

2. The Ridiculousness of it

3. The Confirmation Bias

4. The Oversized Reaction

5. The Insult without supporting argument

The Leftists/Democrats/Never Trumpers appear to be experiencing mass hysteria.

Dick Gregory R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Boston Free Speech Rally - Antifa Violence

Leftists/Democrats/Never-Trumpers need to denounce this violence and do so in a fashion that I consider acceptable. Until then, I'll call them Nazis.

(No, I won't. I'm not participating in the mass hysteria.)

Kissimmee: Officer Max Baxter Killed, Sgt. Sam Howard Gravely Injured

From the Orlando Sentinel:
Police Chief Jeff O’Dell reported Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and Sgt. Sam Howard was shot and is in grave condition. The uniformed officers were responding to a call at 9:30 p.m. in the area of Palmway and Cypress streets.

...He said both officers were husbands and fathers.

“This is a tough time for each and every one of us,” O’Dell said.

Howard was a 10-year veteran of the department and Baxter had been with the Kissimmee department for three years.

The men and women of law enforcement and their families do need our prayers.

They also need our support. For years, they've been demonized by Leftist thugs.


Rest in peace, Officer Baxter.

Finland Terror Attack

The terrorism death toll in Europe keeps climbing. Get used to it.

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx died 40 years ago today.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Threat to Country Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump also met with his security team. It was a very short meeting though because when they asked about threats to the country, they said, 'Still just you, sir.'
Fallon says the show is "apolitical"?

I don't think so.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Camp David Meeting Joke

JIMMY FALLON: In the meantime, President Trump went to Camp David today for a meeting with his advisors. I guess they sent Trump deep in the woods for a game of Hide and Seek, and then quickly ran back to their cars.

Jimmy Fallon: Steve Bannon Sleeps in Box Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I thought this was weird though. Instead of getting a box for his office supplies, he said, 'I'll just use the one I sleep in.'
Very mean-spirited. Not funny.

Jimmy Fallon: Steve Bannon Advice Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon is officially out. He said now he's gonna spend more time giving horrible advice to his family.


Jimmy Fallon: Steve Bannon Fired Joke

JIMMY FALLON: It came out that President Trump has decided to fire his chief strategist Steve Bannon. At this point, the White House is like a Final Destination movie. You know everybody is a goner. You just watch to see when and how.
The Tonight Show is apolitical according to Fallon.

What a load!

Andrew Cuomo Removing Lee and Jackson Statues, CUNY

Cuomo needs to explain his epiphany.