Monday, August 08, 2022

Sunday, August 07, 2022

You say to me I don't talk enough, but when I do I'm a fool.......

In the immortal words of Michael Jordan in the spring of 1995 - I'm back!

While my return to the Patriot bunker after a 6-week absence won't garner nearly the fanfare of Jordan's return to the NBA after a 1-1/2 year hiatus, I'll be rarin' to go! This afternoon's edition of my radio show The Closer will get started at 1:00 Central Time. 

It's a guest-a-palooza today. 

1:15 - Tina Riehle, who is vying to be the Republican nominee in the new MN House District 33B (Northern Stillwater, Stillwater Twp., Marine on St Croix, May Twp. and Scandia). 

1:30 - Karen Attia, the GOP nominee in the new MN Senate District 34 (Rogers, Dayton, Champlin, the southwest edge of Coon Rapids, and portions of Brooklyn Park). 

2:00 - John Augustine, who sits on the board of the MN Legislative Evaluation Assembly. John will be on to share the 2022 LEA report for the MN Legislature. 

So please call (651) 289-4488 if you'd like to weigh in on any of the topics we plan on addressing.
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Until then.....


Friday, August 05, 2022


Former Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney cut a campaign ad on behalf of daughter (and three term Congresswoman) Liz Cheney, who is facing an uphill battle for the GOP nomination for Wyoming's only U.S. House seat. 

As an aside, did anyone else notice that VP Cheney barely blinked during that entire diatribe? Was he slipped the same medication that President Joe Biden is being administered? 

I digress. 

While I've made no secret of the fact that I hope Donald Trump doesn't run again (as well as firmly believing he's unfit), I stop well short of saying he's the biggest threat our Republic has faced in its 246 years. Seems to me the hyperbolic former Veep is steep in "recency bias." 

In the end, I look at this video screed as little more than a father standing up for his daughter as well as making a vow that Liz will ensure Trump never sees the Oval Office again. While this will likely not assist Congresswoman Cheney in winning the GOP nod for her House seat, it serves as a message that if she's struck down she'll become more powerful than we can possibly fathom.....or something. A rather ironic implication given that Dick Cheney himself was often chided as "Darth Vader" while serving as Vice President. 


Thursday, August 04, 2022

Same ol' song

 As someone who votes predominantly GOP, I'm disappointed that Herschel Walker is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate out of Georgia. His woeful lack of insight on even basic political issues will not bode well for his candidacy in a debate with incumbent Dem Sen. Raphael Warnock. That said, the Dems are once again overplaying their advantage (not to mention projecting) when going after Walker's flawed candidacy. 

Calling out Walker on his lack of substance is absolutely fair game, just like it is to point out the blithering nonsense coming from VP Kamala Harris and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. The difference is, substantively attacking minority Dems still gets Republicans labeled as racist whereas the Dems can openly flaunt their bigotry with nary a consequence. 

Again, Urban Progressive Privilege is a real thing y'all. 


Monday, August 01, 2022

Box Score of the Week

 New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks - July 26, 2012.


Have a MLB debut, Matt Harvey!

The Mets pitcher not only struck out 11 but also collected two hits. He is the first player since 1900 to strike out at least 10 batters and have two hits in his first game. 


Monday, July 25, 2022

Box Score of the Week

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays - June 27, 2010.


The home run Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer surrendered to Toronto's Vernon Wells this game was the 506th career HR Moyer allowed, setting the record for most homers given up in a career (the long standing record of 505 was held by Robin Roberts). Moyer would finish his career allowing 522 HRs. 


Monday, July 18, 2022

Box Score of the Week

 It's All-Star week, so let's take a look at the 1941 Mid Summer Classic


Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, who was hitting .405 at the break, hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the American League a 7-5 victory. Despite many magical moments in a legendary career, Williams called that game-winning clout "the most thrilling hit of my life."