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Because, Global Warming

Snow comes to Mammoth Mountain, a little early this year…


Snow plows on the move this week near Main Lodge.  More here from the LA Times:


34% Are Less Likely to Follow NFL Because of Protests

From Rasmussen Reports: 

Are football fans voting with their TVs?

As the National Football League struggles to explain this season’s downturn in viewer ratings, 34% of American Adults say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because of the growing number of protests by players on the field. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 12% are more likely to watch, while 50% say the protests have no impact on their viewing decisions.

Like I said, they’re just getting warmed up: 

NFL Players Double Down, Lobby for an ‘Activism Awareness Month’

Read the whole thing:

Hat tip Glen Reynolds of

Game Time, Levi Stadium


Here’s what it looked like, ahead of last night’s kick off between the 49ers and Rams.  You kneel for the National Anthem, this is what you get.  And they’re just getting started, the NFL players that is.  They now want the league to make November a month to protest the police.  I’m sure that will go over well.  NLF(no longer a fan).

NFL…rest in peace.


Russia that is:


If You Need A Good Laugh

Over The Korean Peninsula


A USAF B-1B strategic bomber in formation with South Korean fighter-bombers and USMC F-35Bs.

U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft conduct a mission with the South Korean air force over the Korean Peninsula, Sept. 18, 2017. The bilateral forces conducted the mission in response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch Sept. 14. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Schneider

Escalation is a two way street. 

Hat tip Bay


BAAD Spirit


A B-2 Spirit sits on the flight-line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. Three B-2s arrived in theater to conduct a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment. The BAAD deployment is part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Hat tip

It’s a Spending Problem

Not a revenue problem.  Key bit from 

The federal government collected record total tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through the end of August), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Through August, the federal government collected approximately $2,966,172,000,000 in total tax revenues.

That was $8,450,680,000 more (in constant 2017 dollars) than the previous record of $2,957,721,320,000 in total tax revenues (in 2017 dollars) that the federal government collected in the first eleven months of fiscal 2016.

At the same time that the federal government was collecting a record $2,966,172,000,000 in tax revenues, it was spending $3,639,882,000,000—and, thus, running a deficit of $673,711,000,000.

Emphasis mine.  Read the whole

Dead Money

Great stuff from Michael Batnick:

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