Friday, September 30, 2016

Saudis Cut Oil Production

After two years of refusing to cut, "to maintain market share" (i.e. to kill the nascent American fracking industry) Saudi Arabia-led OPEC this week reversed course in a surprise move. The price of a barrel of oil went above $50--good news for Russia, $50 is their break-even point; bad news for Americans.

Coincidental that the abrupt change of course came the week Congress overrode President Obama's veto of a law allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia? No.

"Deutsche Bank Troubles Raise Fear of Global Shock"-NYT

Uh oh.

The biggest worries center on what happens if Deutsche falls apart to the point that it threatens the globe with a financial shock — and whether new rules and buffers put in place since the last crisis will keep the pain from spreading.
Trumpie, you have a big belly and little brains. Better the other way. You're all messed up. 
What a strange man.

Trumpie is on the see-food diet. He sees food he eats it. 

This is the 50th anniversary of the start of professor of pedophila (emeritus) Gerald Arthur Sandusky's tenure at PSU as a graduate assistant. PSU will honor Sandusky with a half-time tribute during tomorrow's game against Minnesota.
Trumpie, if a bird had your brains, it would fly backwards.

Let Trump Be Trump

Trump has regained control of his twitter account from his staff and is going full Khizr Khan on former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, which is beyond the Clinton campaign's dreams. Look at the language and the times of these tweets. The guy is obsessive. Among other things.

Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an "angel" without checking her past, which is terrible!
2:14 AM - 30 Sep 2016

Using Alicia M in the debate as a paragon of virtue just shows that Crooked Hillary suffers from BAD JUDGEMENT! Hillary was set up by a con.
2:19 AM - 30 Sep 2016

Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?
2:30 AM - 30 Sep 2016

Let Mou Be Mou

Jose Mourinho of Chevrolet United of Manchester is rounding into form, which is good news for the "Chevies." Mourinho benched Wayne Rooney last weekend against Lester and yesterday went all Eva Carneiro on two ManMou assistant coaches, Rui Faria and especially Giovanni Cerra. This in the middle of a Europa League match against Zorya Luhansk...Or maybe it was in the match against Rui Faria and the assistant was Zorya Luhansk. Whomever it was against CUM won.

In that same excellent competition Young Boys--You can't spell Europa League without Young Boys!- played to a nil-nil draw at FC Astana. Wherever that is.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

"USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'

Lotta firsts this year: Cincinnati Enquirer, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, now USA Today.

The Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. We're doing it now.

In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency. [emphasis added]

From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.
He is erratic. Trump has been on so many sides of so many issues that attempting to assess his policy positions is like shooting at a moving target. A list prepared by NBC details124 shifts by Trump on 20 major issues since shortly before he entered the race. He simply spouts slogans and outcomes (he’d replace Obamacare with “something terrific”) without any credible explanations of how he’d achieve them.

He is ill-equipped to be commander in chief. Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements typically range from uninformed to incoherent. It’s not just Democrats who say this. Scores of Republican national security leaders have signed an extraordinary open letter calling Trump’s foreign policy vision “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.” In a Wall Street Journal column this month, Robert Gates, the highly respected former Defense secretary who served presidents of both parties over a half-century, described Trump as “beyond repair.”

He traffics in prejudice. From the very beginning, Trump has built his campaign on appeals to bigotry and xenophobia, whipping up resentment against Mexicans, Muslims and migrants. His proposals for mass deportations and religious tests are unworkable and contrary to America’s ideals.

His business career is checkered. Trump has built his candidacy on his achievements as a real estate developer and entrepreneur. It’s a shaky scaffold, starting with a 1973 Justice Department suit against Trump and his father for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals. (The Trumps fought the suit but later settled on terms that were viewed as a government victory.) Trump’s companies have had some spectacular financial successes, but this track record is marred by six bankruptcy filings, apparent misuse of the family’s charitable foundation, and allegations by Trump University customers of fraud. A series of investigative articles published by the USA TODAY Networkfound that Trump has been involved in thousands of lawsuits over the past three decades, including at least 60 that involved small businesses and contract employees who said they were stiffed. So much for being a champion of the little guy.

He isn’t leveling with the American people. Is Trump as rich as he says? No one knows, in part because, alone among major party presidential candidates for the past four decades, he refuses to release his tax returns. Nor do we know whether he has paid his fair share of taxes, or the extent of his foreign financial entanglements.

He speaks recklessly. In the days after the Republican convention, Trump invited Russian hackers to interfere with an American election by releasing Hillary Clinton’s emails, and he raised the prospect of “Second Amendment people” preventing the Democratic nominee from appointing liberal justices. It’s hard to imagine two more irresponsible statements from one presidential candidate.

He has coarsened the national dialogue. Did you ever imagine that a presidential candidate would discuss the size of his genitalia during a nationally televised Republican debate? Neither did we. Did you ever imagine a presidential candidate, one who avoided service in the military, would criticize Gold Star parents who lost a son in Iraq? Neither did we. Did you ever imagine you’d see a presidential candidate mock a disabled reporter? Neither did we. Trump’s inability or unwillingness to ignore criticism raises the specter of a president who, like Richard Nixon, would create enemies’ lists and be consumed with getting even with his critics.

He’s a serial liar. Although polls show that Clinton is considered less honest and trustworthy than Trump, it’s not even a close contest. Trump is in a league of his own when it comes to the quality and quantity of his misstatements. When confronted with a falsehood, such as his assertion that he was always against the Iraq War, Trump’s reaction is to use the Big Lie technique of repeating it so often that people begin to believe it.

Nor does this editorial represent unqualified support for Hillary Clinton...The Editorial Board does not have a consensus for a Clinton endorsement.
Whatever you do, however, resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.
Trumpie, why you have little brains? You brains the size you eyeball. They Rooski brains, Trumpie. No work good.

"Vladimir Putin's Outlaw State"-New York Times editorial

Good for the Times. That is exactly right.

We are not friends but enemies. We must not be friends.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Trump angry at allies conceding he lost debate"-CNN

Trump is accusing his staff of steering him clear of "Trump being Trump."

The nerve.

Trumpie, I'm with YOU on this. I want you to channel your inner Clownstickanov. I want you to wail away on Hillary Clinton to your heart's content in the next two debates. Bring Gennifer Flowers. Bring Monica Lewinsky. Exhume Chris Stevens and bring his body to the next debate!

Let it ALL hang out, Trump. Hillary is prepared for it. And she will crush you.

"The Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton for president"

The Republic has gotten numerous subscription cancellations and editors have received death threats as a result ot this.

Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.

This year is different.

The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified.

That’s why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president.

What Clinton Has (And Trump Doesn’t)

The challenges the United States faces domestically and internationally demand a steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting.

Hillary Clinton understands this. Donald Trump does not.

Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president. Donald Trump does not.
...despite her flaws, Clinton is the superior choice.

She does not casually say things that embolden our adversaries and frighten our allies. Her approach to governance is mature, confident and rational.

That cannot be said of her opponent.

Clinton retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down.

Trump responds to criticism with the petulance of verbal spit wads.

That’s beneath our national dignity.

When the president of the United States speaks, the world expects substance. Not a blistering tweet.

Whose Hand Do You Want On The Nuclear Button?

Clinton has argued America’s case before friendly and unfriendly foreign leaders with tenacity, diplomacy and skill. She earned respect by knowing the issues, the history and the facts.

She is intimately familiar with the challenges we face in our relations with Russia, China, the Middle East, North Korea and elsewhere. She’ll stand by our friends and she’s not afraid to confront our enemies.
Trump’s long history of objectifying women and his demeaning comments about women during the campaign are not just good-old-boy gaffes.

They are evidence of deep character flaws. They are part of a pattern.

Trump mocked a reporter’s physical handicap. Picked a fight with a Gold Star family. Insulted POWs. Suggested a Latino judge can’t be fair because of his heritage. Proposed banning Muslim immigration.
Hillary Clinton has long been a centrist. Despite her tack left to woo Bernie Sanders supporters, Clinton retains her centrist roots. Her justices might not be in the mold of Antonin Scalia, but they will be accomplished individuals with the experience, education and intelligence to handle the job.

They will be competent. Just as she is competent.
Trump’s inability to control himself or be controlled by others represents a real threat to our national security. His recent efforts to stay on script are not reassuring. They are phony.

The president commands our nuclear arsenal. Trump can’t command his own rhetoric.
Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, a thug who has made it clear he wants to expand Russia’s international footprint.

Trump suggested Russia engage in espionage against Hillary Clinton — an outrageous statement that he later insisted was meant in jest.

Trump said President Obama and Hillary Clinton were “co-founders” of ISIS, then walked that back by saying it was sarcasm.

This is Hillary Clinton’s opportunity. She can reach out to those who feel left behind. She can make it clear that America sees them and will address their concerns.

She can move us beyond rancor and incivility.

The Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton for president.

Celtic 3 Manchester City 3. Champions League.

The perfect string of 10 victories is over. The unbeaten string has reached 11. Pep's Boys are on the trot for the fourth consecutive game Sunday at Spurs, a quality team. Two games in Wales versus Swansea, this trip to Scotland, Sunday in London. Brutal stretch.
Sometimes work is a lot of work.

"MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say"-BBC

Russia has responded with a statement from official spokesperson Donald Clownstickanov that it could have been done by “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds."

"Trump? How Could We?"-Thomas L. Friedman

My reaction to the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate can be summarized with one word: “How?”

How in the world do we put a man in the Oval Office who thinks NATO is a shopping mall where the tenants aren’t paying enough rent to the U.S. landlord?
How do we put in the Oval Office a man who suggests that the recent spate of cyberattacks — which any senior U.S. intelligence official will tell you came without question from Russia — might not have come from Russia but could have been done by “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds”?

How do we put in the Oval Office a man who boasts that he tries to pay zero federal taxes but then complains that our airports and roads are falling apart and there is not enough money for our veterans?

'Morning Trumpie. Sleep well? Time to get up. How about we play President, today, huh!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trumpie, you lost to a girl who out-smarted you so completely that you didn't even realize you had been so cleanly, subtly shanked until the blood spurted out of all your orifices. She got you to say you don't pay taxes. Never has a presidential candidate been so effortlessly eviscerated by his own words.

Look at this Drumpfkoph:

Hillary Clinton had been waiting for this one: a line of questioning about Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his income tax returns.
And she pounced at Monday night’s debate, suggesting that perhaps Mr. Trump was concealing that he had not been so charitable or was not as wealthy as he claimed.
But another possibility she raised — that Mr. Trump had not been paying income taxes — set off a curious response from him that sounded a lot like an admission.
“That makes me smart,” Mr. Trump said after Mrs. Clinton brought up how he had paid no taxes more than two decades ago. When she suggested that Mr. Trump was still paying no federal taxes, and had not done so for many years, Mr. Trump offered another retort: “It would be squandered, too, believe me.”

For someone as wealthy as Mr. Trump to pay no federal income taxes would be remarkable, and it was a startling twist. By Tuesday, he was awash in questions — and, in some quarters, outrage — about how a self-described billionaire could possibly avoid having to pay a single dollar to the tax man.

Trump, you're blessed with a Deliverance constituency that has no capacity to grasp what just happened to you in a nation that has had an intellectual inferiority complex since its bastard birth.

You are blessed that even lawyers-cum-bloggers and what passes for a cognoscenti in this same country also did not notice what had befallen you.

You are blessed that this admixture of the unadmirable may reasonably foreseeably not cause your deliverance from competitiveness.

You are blessed that this is a democracy with universal suffrage extended to mental defectives.

My prediction last night had the sole virtue, there are not many in a democracy, of being unfiltered. Mrs. Clinton's embalming of you went unnoticed. Oh, I noticed the "Donald," I noticed your self-satisfied look after the debate.

Oh, I thought of the Cask of Amontillado and how the unfortunate, drunken, obnoxious, misnamed Fortunato, dressed in jester's motley, from googling which I found the disconsolate Stańczyk painting which earlier graced the header, which if democracy had not been dummed down would have fit your mood if you weren't so dummed down, and I thought of the fool Fortunato, completely outwitted by his antagonist Montressor, lured down and lured into the catacombs and tricked by Montressor's infinite insight into the fool's psychic weaknesses to make the decision himself to proceed down and down further, past the nitre, past the point of health, past the point of no earthly return until his arrogance and confused faculties rendered his position in the niche hopeless and himself unaware of what was happening to him until Montressor had chained the drunken, arrogant clown in the wine cellar catacombs and bricked him in before Fortunato knew what was happening and he died of thirst and starvation, his rotting bones never to be found, a political fate befitting one such as you, a von Clownstick.

I thought of all that today Trumpie, and others noticed but I doubt enough and certainly not your coalition of mental defectives and I stick with my ignorant instant reaction last night that I think not you will lose your momentum and you may well become president but I urge you to channel your inner Fortunato and attack Mrs. Clinton as you said today you would do in the remaining two debates for she knows you Trump and she is already prepared for Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky and those, I predict, will be the last rows that brick you in in your foetid niche where you will politically die and rot and stink and be forgotten and folks will wonder as they did of Fortunato, "What ever became of him?"

Throughout the debate Clinton referred to Trump as "Donald." Maybe the faux-friendly use of the first name through Trump off. If so, he fell for it, doubly so. It was not friendly, it was faux-friendly and that went right over his head. Hillary Clinton DETESTS Donald Trump. DETESTS him. Or maybe it was a double entendre by Clinton: faux-friendly and addressing him as an adult would a juvenile. Trump missed both. The Clinton campaign had identified Trump's intelligence as being one of three things that he was particularly insecure about.

How are you Donald?
CLINTON:...Finally, we tonight are on the stage together, Donald Trump and I. Donald, it's good to be with you.

His business acumen was a second of Trump's identified Big Three insecurities. Trump can accept no criticism. Here Clinton goes after both his business acumen and gets the intelligence insecurity in the bargain.

CLINTON: In fact, Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis. He said, back in 2006, “Gee, I hope it does collapse, because then I can go in and buy some and make some money.” Well, it did collapse.

TRUMP: That’s called business, by the way.

And that was a dumb-ass response, Donald.
Trump got shivved last night. And he is so stupid he didn't feel it. And I am so stupid I didn't realize until I thought about it over night and then found a transcript to check.

I noticed at the end of the debate that Trump and Clinton shook hands--And that looked like a genuine smile on Trump's face.--and followed that up with a couple of warm pats on the back. He was pleased! Yet, Clinton got him to all but admit that he doesn't pay taxes:

HILLARY CLINTON: gotta ask yourself -- why won't he release his tax returns?...maybe he does not want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he has paid nothing in federal taxes because the only years that anybody has ever seen for a couple of years where he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license. And they showed he did not pay any federal income tax.

DONALD TRUMP: That makes me smart.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Good debate. I think Clinton on points but that is not what I was lead to believe she was going for. She was going to "CRUSH" Trump. She did not do that. Nor did Trump rattle Clinton. Clinton did rattle Trump a little, he got a bit defensive and a little overly aggressive but nothing was more than a standard deviation away from the norm. No knockouts certainly, no knockdowns. I was impressed with Mrs. Clinton's command of herself and the facts. I was impressed with Trump's command of himself, if not the facts. I caught all but the introductions.

I don't know who that benefits. Trump has had all the momentum for the past month or so. Did this stop his momentum? I don't know. He may have gained momentum with a pretty solid performance, at least by his standards. I don't think it will move Clinton ahead. A points decision in her favor I don't think will do that.  The political axiom is that nobody wins the White House in the debates but you can lose the White House in debates. I don't think anybody won or lost the White House in this debate. Will it stop Trump's momentum? That, to me, is the question.

This is the first of three debates. There are two more if this did not stop Trump's momentum. Right now, my best semi-idiotic reaction is that this didn't move the momentum away from Trump.

Good night.

Cyberwarfare: "Donald invited the Russians to continue their attacks."
Trump takes credit for the birther canard: "I got Obama to produce his birth certificate." Not good for Trump.

Clinton: "The birther lie was very painful and you continued it long after, years after, the birth certificate was produced."
Trump: "I agree with you..." I forget what, but that is good.
Trump: "We need law and order."
They're now talking about race. Clinton missed an attempt to hammer trump on his racial dog whistles. She should not let him get away with that on this topic. Trump is a race-baiter and is a racist.
Clinton: Trump has had six bankruptcies. 
Trump's economic plan is trickle down economics. That's a non-starter. Trickle-down economics is a canard, has always been a canard that always benefits the rich.
Trump: "Our airports are like from a third world country?" No.
Good debate so far, I think. Secretary Clinton's voice is strong but not shrill. Her points are strong on on her economic plan vs Trump's. Trump is aggressive but without being psychotic and is not dissembling, is relatively articulate. He is also respectful, calls her "Secretary Clinton." She calls him "Donald."

Presidential Debate Live Blog.

First question by Lester Holt to Trump;

"Why did you change your name from Drumpf von Clownstick?"

"Well, you see, Lester, I didn't think Clownstick conveyed the proper gravity...Wait a minute, what kind of question is that?! I've never changed my name from von Clownstick! I've always been a VON Clownstick! Royal connotation, you know, "von." 

Presidential Debate Live Blog.

Trump gives up, puts one of his hats on his bald head, takes his place behind lectern. WHEW! What a start! Gotta give those opening minutes to Mrs. Clinton.

Presidential Debate Live Blog


Presidential Debate Live Blog.


Presidential Debate Live Blog.


Presidential Debate Live Blog


Presidential Debate Live Blog.

AND TRUMP FALLS DOWN! Slipped on those ball-bearings! 

Presidential Debate Live Blog

OH! A fabulous entrance by Hillary Clinton!
Lll-et's get ready to rumble!

Love that man.

"A spooky little town"

Would you rather have James Franklin or Jim Harbaugh as Penn State's head coach?

This is a parody, right? FauxFranklin?

Who would you rather have as head coach at Penn State—Jim Harbaugh or James Franklin? Why?

Carole Kirkpatrick: I am sticking with King James.

King James, oh that's a good one. Like LeBron James, right? Oh, that's a good one Carole. This is a good parody account.

I say long live King James.

That's a good one, Carole.

Lauren Shipper:...It's true that Harbaugh likely would be regarded as the better coach at this point in time...

True, at this particular juncture in the rent fabric of space/time.

...I think he's setting us up to be more of a contender as time goes on....I wouldn't trade coaches if I had the chance.

Bill Engel: I would take James Franklin over just about any coach out there. Why?

Tim Johnson: I agree with everything that's been said already, so I'm going to make it 4-for-4 and go with Franklin as well...I think he should be our coach for a long time.

Harbaugh's track record on the field speaks for itself. But even if I could be promised multiple national championships with him at the helm, I'm not sure I'd sell my soul to do it.

Very funny, guys.

This is real. As real as State College, Pennsylvania gets.

On July 23 of this year I wrote a post on Penn State that I never published. I saved it and as reminder to myself gave it the title:

"Penn State post-almost complete"

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post was the last pencil to interview Joe Paterno. She has written extensively on the Penn State scandal. I quote from this Jenkins article of May 10 because it treats of a subject that I, not uniquely,, but which few others, treated of very early in the scandal. It is the Penn State Scandal and it is unique. Here is how Jenkins begins her article:

When the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal was first exposed, it seemed wise to resist the idea that the place had something to do with it. It seemed important to ask whether what happened at Penn State could have happened anywhere, to anyone, given that child predators are so adept at winning trust. But now it seems that maybe the place was important, because some people up there in that spooky little town still don’t get it.

Years ago I wrote that there were reasons why the greatest catastrophe ever to befall an American university happened at Penn State. Not the least of those reasons was in fact that "spooky little town" of State College, Pennsylvania.

I remember reading another writer's description of making his way to State College, a way that I have made many times, and of being struck by how remote the place was, how difficult it was to get to; how, at approach, you first see it from the hills above, down in a valley; the suspicious, Orwellian name "Happy Valley;" how the town and the university that literally gives the town its name, is protected and sheltered by those mountains; how it was easy to envision, seeing just the geography, a black hole for unhappy events, into which they disappeared, from which secrets of their existence did not emerge. And of how the writer now better understood why Penn State was so secretive.

There are other universities equally or more remote, geography is not destiny; some are sheltered by mountains too, topography is not destiny; powerful institutions are almost always secretive, Penn State was not uniquely so, not all paranoids are criminals. But then, "Why did this happen at Penn State?" becomes a sort of silly question.

You want to know how a serial predator can molest boys in the school showers for 40 years without being caught?
Most interesting about [Judge Gary] Glazer’s written decision is the very first sentence... “This case arises out of a series of heinous crimes perpetrated against a multitude of children over a 40-year period.”
Forty years.

We did not know when the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal broke out of State College that it would become the Penn State Scandal, that it would trail back 40 years, "Forty years," and trail up to the president of the university, and trail laterally across the mountain to other witness-assistant coaches. Geography is not destiny "but... it seems that maybe the place was important," 

My synapses fired until they just about short-circuited the whole contraption when I began reading about what was to become the Penn State Scandal.

This son of Pennsylvania situated in his mind this "place" that there "was, and is" something "wrong with" not only in that specific mountain-shrouded valley but in the larger commonwealth, he sited it in his mind within Pennsylvania and believed, and believes, that Pennsylvania, "the place was important."

If one gives shape to population density, topography, and economic and cultural importance then a map of Pennsylvania resembles a saddle, drooping with weight at the ends, rising with airiness in the middle. The saddle is corrugated with hills and mountains and valleys and rivers and streams-70% of which do suffer "environmental contamination"-and within the creases of the saddle are living things, beings who live lives that are comparatively solitary, comparatively poor, comparatively hard, unusual.

Take the Amish.

The chain of the Appalachian range known as the Allegheny Mountains cuts diagonally through Pennsylvania from southwest to north central, it looks like a keloid scar on a topographic map, it bifurcates the state. Mountains are a bitch for people. They're so danged hard. Mountains are particularly a bitch for government-people, they're so danged hard to get over or through or around. It's difficult for government-people to control the people who live in mountains and control their way of living.

Take the Whiskey Rebellion.

Shit happens in mountains that you wouldn't believe.

Take Stella Elizabeth Williamson.

“Continuous or repeated exposure to harmful conditions is most often considered in the context of environmental contamination.”-Judge Gary Glazer.

The shit creek...Hughes Bore Hole...The synapses fire at unheard of speed.

And that Penn State was secretive, if not uniquely so, "seems" to be important.

Glazer cited former school president Graham Spanier and vice president Gary Schultz for apparently choosing “to sweep the problem under the rug.”
... victim’s attorney, Marci Hamilton, believes that Penn State is simply unwilling to go through aggressive discovery. Given Glazer’s ruling on notice, “I now look at their quick settlements as evidence that they believed they could keep a lid on the worst of their knowledge,” Hamilton said via email.

Jenkins concludes her article with this:

Maybe there was, and is, something wrong with the place.

I think that was nicely done by me. Now I'm all set for tonight.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I'm just going to reschedule those posts for tomorrow, you didn't see did you?
was wondering why i couldn't get it anywhere. now i know. apologizeforanyinconvenience.
Just kidding, I knew it all along. Ha-ha.
it's tomorrow?
And I can't find my radio. :( :(
I cannot figure out a way to watch this either on my 'puter or iPhone. :(
I am very upset.


What Are You Doing, James Franklin?

Penn State was trailing Michigan 28-0 early in the third quarter. The Nittany Lions’ best offensive drive of the day led to fourth and goal at the 2-yard line. James Franklin, who is never far removed from hot seat speculation, opted to send his field goal unit onto the field.

With the play clock winding down, he used a timeout but did not reassess his plan.

Franklin was taking feverish notes during the play. Apparently he’s consulting some complex formula unknown to mere fans. Or he was just doing some division, only to discover too late it takes 10 field goals to overcome a 28-point deficit.

Very perplexing.

When you don't understand what 28-3 means...
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2:53 PM - 24 Sep 2016



Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight began laughing as his coaches called the same play “like eight times in a row” in the second half.

Sensing desperation, the Wolverines ran basically one play — “We would just flip it back and forth,” Speight said — on an effortless, 80-yard scoring drive to take a 35-3 lead.
It's a situation that Penn State coach James Franklin must get creative to address or risk future quotes like this.

“I can imagine that would suck to go through that every single play,” Speight said of Penn State’s defense, “having someone just run over you."  JAMESSS!

Man, I'll tell ya, I don't know if James Franklin is up to the job at PSU. First, he gets taken by surprise by the KENT STATE coaches and needs a half to come to grips with the "Golden Flashes" schematic brilliance; then he gets blind-sided by Pitt's first-half sleight of hand and almost gets his and his team's asses blown out of Heinz Field; post-game he blamed Pitt's defensive signaling by hand-clap for "illegally" distracting his offense. Then the next week he barely beats Temple. Now this week. 49-10 and that "instructive" account by Michigan's quarterback of PSU's preparedness for the same play! run over and over and over (eight overs) again. Had the kid laughing in the huddle! Later in the same article:

Noteworthy was Penn State's lack of willingness to adjust a run game that was stopped in the backfield seven times. McSorley was credited with nine runs (six were sacks) but seldom tucked in the zone read.

Yes, "noteworthy" there is the same "instructive" lack of being "creative" on offense that Franklin displays on defense! Lol, James.

It's beginning to look like James ain't got game. He's "No Game" James.
Boy. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, as "Irish" fans wanted, and Florida International fired head coach Ron Turner.

Man, I missed some things today! Completed my jail rounds today.
.@lsu Hi
2:28 PM - 25 Sep 2016

Oh faux.

Oh boy. Louisiana State University has fired twelve-year head coach Les Miles one day after it lost essentially a coaches-elimination game against Auburn.

Jose Fernandez

Boy, of boy, a tragic, tragic story out of Miami today. Jose Fernandez came to the United States from Cuba eight years ago, on his fourth try. He became a professional baseball pitcher with the Miami Marlins, won the National League rookie-of-the-year award in 2013, became an all-star and won 16 games this year. Fernandez was killed along with two friends in a motorboat accident early this morning in the waters off Miami Beach. Jose Fernandez was only 24 years old. 
He's a Turk, Arcan Cetin's a Turk, prefers the nickname "The Turk." Okay...So?
Nasty, brutish, swarthy and short has been collared in the Burlington mall shooting. Arcan Cetin, and I'll be damned if I can divine his tribe from that (I am ruling out Presbyterian).
Get up. The Blue Moon Rising is up.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to follow the Blue Moon Rising into the night. I'm blowing this popsicle stand. Good night.
The Burlington, Washington gunman is still loose. Got a pretty good pic of his face. Has been published all over. Nobody recognizes him? Apparently not, police don't seem to have a clue who he is.
They were chanting "Fire VanGorder" in South Bend today. Pitt is not the only team that can't play defense this year and not near the most prominent:

Notre Dame, 1-3.

47-50, Texas.
39-10, Nevada.
28-36, Michigan State.
35-38, Duke.

Opponent's average score: 33.5

#13 Florida State, 3-1.

45-34, Mississippi.
52-8, Charleston Southern.
20-63, Louisville.
55-35, South Florida.

Opponent's average score: 35.

Pitt, 2-2.

28-7, Villanova.
42-39, PSU.
38-45, Oklahoma State.
36-37, North Carolina.

Opponent's average score: 32.

Above All

Etihad Airways' fantastic Blue Moon Rising jet. Thank you, Sheikh Mansour!
Pitt blue, get off the header.
Florida went for it on 4th down from their own 7. They didn't get it. UT now first and goal at the UF 7. Turn out the lights, the party's O-ver. See ya later, Gator.
UF has 98 yards to go, score a TD, get the ball back and kick a field goal in 3 minutes plus. No.