03/6/22

North Caroline Tarheels Wreck Coach K’s Coronation

Last evening, the University of North Carolina and Duke University contested a bit of sport on the Cameron Indoor Stadium basketball court in the Southern redbrick mecca that is Duke University, a school on Tobacco Road built by tobacco money.

Cameron Indoor Stadium defines home court advantage with its Crazies making it like the game is played in a dorm room under a flashlight. It is a horrific environment if you are a visiting team.

The Duke Blue Devils were favored by the punters, the smart money, by 12 points at game time, but here was much more at stake. The Duke v Tarheels basketball rivalry is the best in all of college sports. It is huuuuuuuuge.

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03/6/22

Words That Need To Be Said — Ukraine No Fly Zone

I had a dream. In it, President Biden was younger, more with it, leaned forward in his saddle, and spoke with conviction.


Our Pentagon was led by men who did not spend their time on white rage and funding transgender sex change operations. They knew their job was to project lethality, to win wars, and to vanquish evil.

We were again the America of George Washington, George Marshall, and we were the beacon of hope, the Arsenal of Democracy, the last, best hope of mankind, and we were the decent people who we are and we stood for and defended freedom wherever it took root. We were prudent, but unafraid because we knew our cause was just and right.

We were the good guys and we were unafraid of that burden. Continue reading

02/10/22

Things I Don’t Care About III

As a sensitive caring Big Red Car, sometimes I find myself caring too much, but here are seven more things I don’t care about:

 1. The Genocide Olympics — I didn’t know when they started. Don’t care when they end. I don’t care about any sport — OK, if I did care about a “sport” it would be curling.

How can anybody take the Olympics seriously when — curling?

If you don’t see the connection between the Hitler 1936 Olympics and the Genocide Games, then that is on you. I don’t care. I just don’t.

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02/2/22

Penzys Spices and Stupid Spice

If you are old enough to recall the British girl group The Spice Girls then you will recall:

Melanie Brown – Mel – Scary Spice

Melanie Chisholm – Melanie C — Sporty Spice

Emma Bunton – Baby Spice

Geri Halliwell – Ginger Spice

Victoria Beckham – Posh Spice

Their mantra was “girl power” and they sold more than 100,000,000 records resulting in more than $800,000,000 in gross revenue including endorsement deals and merchandise. Continue reading

02/2/22

Governors and Jobs — The Big Tell

Lousy jobs report coming out on Friday showing the United States lost more than 300,000 jobs in January 2022. Hello, America! Not good.

The White House is working overtime trying to come up with some explanation as to why the “fastest economic growth in nearly four decades” misses the mark by more than 500,000 jobs in a single month [expected 200,000+ new jobs and will show a loss of 300,000+ jobs resulting in a 500,000 + jobs miss, ouch!]. This is a huuuuuuuuuuuuge miss.

In a storm of record inflation the Biden jobs record — primarily a dead cat bounce by all indications — was the only actual bright spot on the big picture.

A dead cat bounce has nothing to do with Catwoman, who is very much alive and contemplating a remake of her iconic movie. It is a technical term of financial art meaning that even a cat dropped from a great height bounces upward when it hits rock bottom. [It is presumed the cat dies from the fall.]

But, that is not the story I want to tell you today. Continue reading