Thursday, January 4, 2018

4 Jan 2018 Rush headlines

 New York Times tries to save the Russia investigation

Conservatism, not populism, wins for Trump

Everything I've heard about what's in Wolff's book.
The Wolff in question is Michael Wolff, the book is Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Day 4: 2018: America's Anchorman Returns - Apparently Rush was going to take the whole week off, but his staff and advertisers "begged" him to return, so he's back.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cognitive dissonance for Jan 3, 2017: Hannity website

Here's the headline on the Sean Hannity website:


 That's the headline.

Here's what's actually going on:

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service announced this week that it was canceling all “routine operations” until February, saying all “non-emergency” procedures will be delayed after a flu-outbreak left hospitals overcrowded and under-funded.
According to the Telegraph, the nation’s government-run health services axed over 50,000 operations in every hospital in the UK following claims by doctors that patients were being treated as if they were in “third world countries.”
“Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space,” write the Telegraph. “Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS medical director, on Tuesday ordered NHS trusts to stop taking all but the most urgent cases, closing outpatients clinics for weeks as well as cancelling around 50,000 planned operations.”
“I want to thank NHS staff who have worked incredibly hard under sustained pressure to take care of patients over the Christmas. We expect these pressures to continue and there are early signs of increased flu prevalence.” Keogh added.
The chaos comes as prominent Democrats and liberal legislators like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders advocate for a similar, single-payer healthcare system in the United States. Left-wing advocates often point to Canada and the United Kingdom as an “ideal” vision for the future of America’s health industry.
 So a massive flu outbreak is crowding hospitals, causing all *non-essential* operations to be postponed for a month.

I'm not sure what the headline writer means with his "Socialist paradise."  If there's a massive flu outbreak here in the US, wouldn't the same overcrowding occur regardless of whether someone got free healthcare or wanted to pay for it?

The problem is caused by a flu outbreak, not by any inherent flaw in the system.

If there's no surgeries being done because of red tape, that'd be a different story.

3 Jan 2018: Tod Herman guest again

Rush will return Thursday, 4 Jan 2018.

Meantime, what's big in the news?

The US gives billions of dollars to Palestine refugees...where does all the money go that they live in such poverty?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tod Hermann of AM770 is guest host

Rush still hasn't returned to work - the guest host today will be Tod Herman.

He is located out of Seattle, apparently.

Here's an example of what's going on in Seattle, according to Herman, from his December 29, 2017 article regarding the year just past:

Actually - they're not subsidizing heroin use, they're just building a place where heroin people can inject themselves with the drug that they've already bought. Even though heroin is illegal, they can go to this place to inject themselves without fear of being arrested.
  • Seattle taxes sugary drinks to make them more expensive so people will buy less of them. Seattle wants to place a tax on employees — a per head tax — so that employers will hire less people. Oh … wait, that can’t be right.
No, what the city wants to do is put a tax of 2.5% (gosh, how awful!) on people earning $250,000 a year.

Under the new law, the city taxes income over $250,000 a year for individuals and over $500,000 for couples at 2.25 percent. The tax is approved but isn't being collected yet.
No, they spent money on a lawsuit that gun owners brought against them, nothing about trying to hide anything!
So of 3 out of the 4 allegations that Herman brought up, he lied about.  And this is the guy Rush has as his guest host today.

Monday, January 1, 2018

1 Jan 2018: A new year of posting

It's Monday, 1 January 2018.

While the world hasn't stopped spinning, Rush has been on vacation for a while and will return to his radio hosting duties tomorrow, Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

On December 28 and 29, Mark Steyn had substituted for Rush.

On December 27, it had been Nick Searcy.

On December 26, Ken Matthews

Headlines from December 22:

  • "Happy Trump ends first successful year - and the Haters are miserable!"
  • "Swamp Republicans have warmed up to Trump because they finally believe the Mueller investigation is BS"
  •  "CNN Analysts blame talk radio for exposing the bogus Russia investigation"
  • "Rush prediction: Republicans will hold House and Senate in 2018"
  • "Conspiracy! Collusion! Boeing spokesman thanks Trump on Fox & Friends"
  • "Reluctant Trump voter apologizes to the President"
  • "The biggest challenge we face in the next 30 years"  (closing the border with Mexico)
  • "Former head of MI6 thinks American Exceptionalism is measured by how much we do for other countries at our own expense"

Monday, July 31, 2017

OT: Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo results

I've published the results for the Cheyenne Frontier Days PRCA rodeo at my Wyoming in Motion travel webzine.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Just what does LeVar Ball mean by "stay in your lane"?

Levar Ball, an egomaniac who seems to be living the high-life at the expense of his sons (and where's his wife/their mother, one wonders?) gets sports coverage every single day for no other reason than that he's an egomaniac.

He's accomplished nothing, his one-and-done son Lonzo has yet to accomplish anything, yet Ball, who coaches an AAU team, successfully got a female referee removed at halftime from a game. Supposedly she had a "vendetta" against him according to Ball and should "stay in her lane."

Has anyone asked him what that means?   Are women refs only supposed to ref women's games?

The atrocious thing about this is that Ball still has a coaching job. Presumably he puts up his monwy for the team. But parents send their sons to him to be coached, and what have they learned? If you don't like a call a ref makes, whine and complain and if it isn't changed, walk off the court.

Of course, there's plenty of professional basketball players who also whine and complain and disrespect refs - although baseball has its fair share of these idiots who think they're above the game (Bryce Harper, anyone)?

A few weeks ago, Ball also told some other woman to "stay in her lane."  This woman was someone who criticized him because his "Big Baller:" brand didn't sell women's clothing. I'm not going to look up that article, but on the face of it - even though once again I'd like to know what "stay in her lane" means, I wouldn't have minded Ball telling this particular woman to mind her own business. Why should a startup company have to make clothing for both boys and girls? Especially when girls these days wear the same clothing as boys? (They all look like they are swimming in clothes 20 times too big for them - such an unattractive look.)

So *that* was an unjust criticism, in my opinion - I'd be really curious to know why that woman would even *want* Big Baller brand to sell clothes to women in the first place.

Why would anyone buy Big Baller brand crap, period?