Nolan Ryan and The Conventional Wisdom of Experts.

Yesterday I wrote about Nolan Ryan greatness in reference to Chris Sale's 300 Strikeout season. Today it hit me that Ryan is a great example of the follies of convention wisdom. The subject deserves a little more elaboration. Of all the outs a pitcher can produce a strikeout is the most valuable, in my opinion … Continue reading Nolan Ryan and The Conventional Wisdom of Experts.

The GOP/MSM Donald Trump vs Cruz, Bush, Rubio, Christie, Kasich, Fiorina etc Double Standard

One of the favorite tactics of the MSM when trying to create conventional wisdom is to play the old "move the goalposts" game. The basic idea being, if you can't change reality, change what reality means, thus a defeat becomes a "moral victory" and a victory becomes empty because it is not of the correct … Continue reading The GOP/MSM Donald Trump vs Cruz, Bush, Rubio, Christie, Kasich, Fiorina etc Double Standard

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price General Nathanael Greene referring to the Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Yesterday morning the cry went up again bout how the GOP is trying to make deals with democrats to foil their own caucus. Republican leaders on Wednesday also considered changes that would mollify … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

The 16 Days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 9 Don’t Blow it!

This is the 9th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them: Day 1: The Crowd Day 2: The Entrance Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good Day 5: Playing Prevent Day 6: Sinking Ships Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin Day 8: Anticipation Nothing is … Continue reading The 16 Days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 9 Don’t Blow it!

You DO Mess With the Obama

Oh for one hour of (Andrew) Jackson! Reaction to President James Buchanan message on Secession 1860 Salim:  Okay. I want 50 percent of muchentuchen chain. Phantom & Salim Muchentuchen. Phantom:  No. Salim:  Twenty-five percent. Phantom:  No. Salim:  I want yogurt shop attached to store, like food court. Phantom: Okay. Salim:  I get profits from store. … Continue reading You DO Mess With the Obama

Subscription Commentary: Hillary’s got what America Craves

This week's commentary is titled Hillary's got what America Craves, Here is a clip from the movie Idiocracy that this commentary is based on. If you want to see the entire commentary, which ran kind of long this week that's easy simply hit DaTipJar: And as soon as I see the e-mail I'll send you … Continue reading Subscription Commentary: Hillary’s got what America Craves

MSM Conventional Wisdom Circa May 5th 2013 vs This Morning

Chancellor Durken: I will have to say: This morning, I was the leader of the universe as I know it. This afternoon, I'm only a voice in a chorus Star Trek TNG First Contact 1991 Kay:  Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody … Continue reading MSM Conventional Wisdom Circa May 5th 2013 vs This Morning

Saxby Chambliss out: Mediaite & Morning Joe hardest hit

Note: Don't Miss DaTechGuy on DaRadio Syndicated 1-3 PM EST on the Money Matters Radio Network to listen live click here ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I remember in the waning days of the first term of the Obama administration the left through their primary organ of communication MSNBC decided that Grover Norquist was the root of all evil … Continue reading Saxby Chambliss out: Mediaite & Morning Joe hardest hit

The changing conventional wisdom on Herman Cain

Extremely old conventional wisdom: Herman Cain is fringe candidate Item: Herman Cain wins Fox debate in May   Very old conventional wisdom: Herman Cain may have won one debate but can't compete against the A list candidates. Item: Herman Cain wins Florida Straw Poll   Old Conventional wisdom: Herman Cain does good in debates and … Continue reading The changing conventional wisdom on Herman Cain

A bad day for the Democratic Party, NY-9 NV-2 and Elizabeth Warren

For reasons I don't quite understand I found myself extremely tired yesterday and crashed at about 5 p.m. I woke up to two pieces of news spelling disaster for the Democratic Party and President Obama. The first being NY-9. Both the Washington Post and the New York Times report that Bob Turner has won election … Continue reading A bad day for the Democratic Party, NY-9 NV-2 and Elizabeth Warren

Morning Joe and the “evolving” conventional wisdom on Iran

I hate conventional wisdom, because it means nothing, it is like a poll, its what some people say "everybody" thinks at a given moment. Over the last few years we have been told that a military strike against Iran would inflame the Arab Street, how it would destabilize the entire area. How nobody would be … Continue reading Morning Joe and the “evolving” conventional wisdom on Iran