Buzzer Beater

For the second time this year, a team from North Carolina has lost a national championship.

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  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Von Miller may be the Super Bowl MVP but he’s not a very good dancer. #DWTS

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I’m just not feeling it for any of the contestants this season.

      • elliesmom says:

        I don’t usually start watching until about halfway through the season unless there’s someone in the lineup I know will probably get eliminated early, but I want to give a “participation trophy vote’ to. The halfway mark is when the dancing starts looking good.

  2. Somebody says:

    Wow what a thrilling end to that basketball game, talk about down to the wire!

  3. votermom says:

    Not as stunned as Villanova’ s coach!
    I love his reaction

  4. votermom says:

  5. Dora says:

    I didn’t watch the game, but this interview was good. Great audience. At one point they began chanting – “No Trump. No Vote”. 🙂

    If anyone missed it and would like to watch….

    Donald and Melania Trump Interview With Sean Hannity (Video)…

  6. votermom says:

    I wonder if Helen was watching?

    • helenk3 says:

      no but my daughter was and was so excited.
      the first college basketball game I ever saw was Villanova -vs-St Joseph. It went to 3 overtimes. I did not know that it was an unusual game.

      GO NOVA

      • votermom says:

        They’re going crazy over here.
        My kid’s math teacher, btw, promised them no homework this week if Villanova wins. She’s happy.🙂

  7. votermom says:

    How amazing is it that the guy who made the winning shot was the (adopted) brother of a player on the opposite team? That is some coincidence.

    • elliesmom says:

      When my aunt died, her husband was in the Navy and deployed. Two of their sons were in high school. One came to live with us until his dad got stateside again, and one went to live with his older brother. They both played football, and the coaches in the two towns thought it was fun to give them the same number. It was easy for the family to go to the Thanksgiving game together, but hard to decide which team to root for.

  8. helenk3 says:

    Us dumb bunnies who worked, paid taxes, and obeyed the laws are discriminated against in today’s America

    • blowme0bama says:

      I know. It’s in-fucking-sane. GD Obama made the entire focus of his ruinous presidency crap that should have been footnotes for remedial concern while consciously ignoring and lying about the important things that drive a nation such as jobs and security. Fuck him. He belongs in prison. We’ll need CIA people to tail his every move from here on out.

      • Jadzia says:

        It’s so insane. We are in the same boat over here. We had a conservative-ish president who presided over a disastrous economy and got thrown out on his ear. The new party was elected for one reason and only one reason: JOBS. And they have spent the last four years talking about every goddamned thing under the sun except for that. Would I rather not see racist pastries at the bakery? Of course! Is the elementary-school calendar important to me as a parent? Of course! In light of the fact that our economy is going down the toilet, do I think either of these issues should be anything but a footnote to the government? NON NON NON.

  9. helenk3 says:

    hope this works

  10. helenk3 says:

    a lot of this going on in Philly last night

  11. DandyTIger says:

  12. helenk3 says:

    what is going on?????????

    In passing I noticed that both Chase Bank and JP Morgan bank are limited ATM withdrawals

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    Ron Paul has been warning us, about this for a long time. 😦

    • Anthony says:

      The only alternative to a Trump presidency would be to sit back while the GOP disenfranchises their voters like the Dems did in 2008 and allow the Uniparty to flush our future down the toilet. I din’t stand for it then, and I won’t stand for it now. Rooting for Trump is the only choice I have. Either he will fix our govt or break it. Either way is fine with me because the status quo just isn’t cutting it.

      Just my opinion, no offense Helen. I respect your position, and I’m sure we can agree to disagree on this point.

    • dm says:

      I enjoy reading Sowell’s pieces. Not sure if I can really agree with him here. Clearly the party is divided and as long as there are multiple candidates remaining the vote will be divided. As one of the commenters said, the rules get changed prior to the convention taking place. do you think that is done for our benefit? When has the RNC ever done anything for our benefit? I don’t think Trump wants the rules changed for him, but he doesn’t want them changed for anyone else’s advantage. the Anti Trump crowd hasn’t exactly been working in secret…if I was Trump I might be a little paranoid too. Cruz should be suspicious of some of his establishment support as well…many agendas at work here – none of them ours.

      • elliesmom says:

        I usually enjoy reading Sowell, too, but I’m always stunned when someone who is usually smart brings up that Trump can’t get past 40% of the vote as a reason not to give him the nomination. What percentage of the vote do the other individual candidates have? What percentage has any candidate who didn’t run in the primaries get? Trump and Cruz together have 70% of the votes cast in the primaries and caucuses. If the RNC sat the two guys down and said, “OK, Donald, you’ve got the most votes so you get the top of the ticket. Ted, you came in second so you get to run for VP”, I think most people who voted in the primaries would at least see the logic in that even if they didn’t like the ticket. At least Thelma and Louise knew what they were doing when they drove off the cliff.

        • Anthony says:

          I’ve also been thinking about ‘smart’ journalists who fall in line with the latest MSM/political narratives. Could it be that the establishment pols on both sides are threatening to deny them access if they don’t fall in line? No access = no news product, which = no sponsors or donor support. Do those of us rooting to buck the system belong in the car with Thelma and Louise? I’d certainly commit to that ride.

        • Lulu says:

          It is confirmation bias. Facts are not penetrating their skulls. The very idea that Indies, some Democrats, never voted before’s, and a good number of disgusted Republicans are taking over their sinecures within the “conservative” gravy train is beyond horror to them. They cannot comprehend it because they are paid not to comprehend it.

          • blowme0bama says:

            Got into it on Twitter with some Cruz fan named @hbouleware last week when she argued that the reason dems & indies were voting for trump was to provide HRC with an easy opponent. Told her I’d never voted for a GOP prior to 2010 and there were millions just like me who were abandoned by the Dems when it went hard left. Then she called me a liar.

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            I stopped following Heather a few months ago.

        • AFVet says:

          Consider this Elliesmom.

          • elliesmom says:

            I’ve said right here before I think a Trump/Gingrich ticket would be a good match up. Trump/Gingrich with Cruz to the Supreme Court would be a good resolution. But I think Trump/Cruz might mend a few more fences.

  14. DandyTIger says:

  15. DeniseVB says:


  16. DandyTIger says:

    WI is going to be very interesting. It’s looking like Cruz will win by single digits. But Trump with cross over votes could win by single digits. Either way, Cruz and Trump will get delegates, and likely a similar number of delegates. Given the north eastern contests coming up, where Cruz is in third place in most, that’s really bad news for Cruz. It means either Trump will get to the magic number by early June, very likely, or will come up short by a small amount by the convention. But it means Cruz has no chance of getting to the magic number. And here’s the kicker for Cruz, there is no way the GOP convention will go his way. He and his followers are delusional if they think otherwise. No matter how the current delegate hacking looks at the moment. So if WI goes that way, Cruz officially becomes a spoiler candidate. Which is fine, that’s the game, but Cruz and his followers shouldn’t pretend otherwise.

  17. Dora says:

    Donald Trump is coming to Long Island. Hubby and I already decided not to go because of the crowds that are expected and the problems they might cause. Now that I know that there is already a demonstration being planned by paid agitators, I believe we made the right decision. Nevertheless, I know that tomorrow night I will be wishing I was there. Sigh.

    Donald Trump to Hold Rally in Bethpage Wednesday

    Free tickets available online.

    • votermom says:

      Long Island should be Trump country, right?

      • Dora says:

        It is in my town. When I walk around wearing my Trump hat, I get so many comments and thumbs up. The further east you go on L.I., the more liberal it becomes. The demonstrators are probably coming from those towns.

    • taw46 says:

      My cousin went to a rally in NC and it was fine. She said there were protestors but they were not violent. Not a planned large group like you will probably have up there. Sorry you have to miss it.

      • Dora says:

        I’m sorry too, but surely we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere near him. Hubby and I were so fortunate to have met DJT at his book signing and talked with him for a few minutes. That was a once in a lifetime experience that I know will never happen again.

  18. lyn says:

    Only in Montana …

  19. Jadzia says:

    I need to step away from the Internet (and take LGM off of my feedly). Check out the fuckery that is this comment section:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Love how the defenders are saying it’s reasonable to have to follow local laws. All local laws? Everywhere? Big can of worms there. They also might want to look into those laws a bit further. Especially when they include extreme measures of punishment and violence. At least they allow crew to opt-out it appears.

      • Jadzia says:

        I know! What if the local law was, let’s drag all the male pilots who have cheated on their wives off the plane and stone them for adultery? Hey, it’s the local law. FLAMES. COMING OFF THE SIDE OF MY FACE.

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          You could not pay me enough to set foot inside Iran or any other radical Muzzy country. Not even with diplomatic immunity.

          • blowme0bama says:

            Same. Wife lived in Dubai for 2-3 years. Her stories only confirmed my opinions as to what a wretched place the ME is – and Dubai is one of the more liberal places.

          • Lulu says:

            I have relatives and friends who have worked in the ME in energy company work since the 1950’s. It is worse now than ever. The entire region is a shit hole and it has always been awful which is one of the reasons they make so much money. If you worked in SA you flew to Israel or Italy so you could act like a human on the weekend, not be cooped up in compounds, see live music or a movie, have decent food or have a beer. And they all say these places are unspeakably dumb which is why they have to hire everything done for them from engineering to running airports. All they can do is cut off heads and hunt witches. .

          • taw46 says:

            Agree with Lulu. I had friends that worked as pilots in SA. The wives did not stay long. Once they left the western componds, they had to be completely covered and accompanied by a man. Their husbands had to negotiate purchases in stores, they were put in separate rooms in restaurants, etc. What Western female would want to live like that? Coming soon to a country near you.

        • taw46 says:

          The West never stands up for its values, the money is more important to them. If you really want to change their medieval ways, quit giving into everything they demand. Don’t do business with them. Not only are we expected to follow their “local laws”, we have their “local laws” shoved down our throats when they move to our countries. Pisses me off.

    • Jadzia says:

      Including my favorite: “It’s just like if European women came to the States and insisted on going around topless, the way they do over there!”

      Number One: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a topless woman on a beach here. It happens,I know(I know this because my husband told me that his mom used to do it when he was a kid and they would go to St. Tropez and I am like WHY WHY WHY WOULD YOU PUT THAT IMAGE IN MY HEAD) but it’s not a free-the-boobies free-for-all.

      Number Two: If a bunch of European women started to run around topless in America? They wouldn’t be stoned the way they would in the Middle East. Nope. American men would be like, “Immigration schmimmigration, LET FREEDOM RING!” Including some of the dudes on this blog, most likely.

    • DandyTIger says:

      By the way, the current citizens of France do understand that in the future, with population grown and changing demographics, that speaking french will eventually be made illegal in France? I hope they understand that. Like with other european countries heading towards a muslim majority (that haven’t been integrated and assimilated), the culture and laws and government representation will change.

      • Jadzia says:

        As in the United States, the views of the regular people are very different from the views of the elites. French people are no stupider than Americans when it comes to these things. Trust me, they get it.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Good to hear. They need to make some changes in their elected officials.

          • Jadzia says:

            I see no path to re-election for Hollande. After what happened in the last round of elections I am convinced that Sarkozy is a political genius when it comes to strategy (he played both the national front and the socialists like a fucking fiddle), but his personal popularity remains low. I do think whoever emerges as the leader of “Les Republicains” (and dear God do I hate the party’s new name) is going to win. The national front hit its high-water mark in the last election and if they don’t muzzle Marion Marechal-LePen soon (she recently decided that gay rights was the hill that SHE wanted to die on, eyeroll), they are going to continue to lose ground.

          • blowme0bama says:

            Wonder how important Gay Rights will be after the Muzzies take over and everyone wears a burka in public? They need Le Pen and need to expel all the Muslims. Then they can worry about gay rights.

          • Jadzia says:

            Marion is AGAINST gay rights. The NF can be a bit socially conservative by French standards, but it’s just stupid that she’s decided she wants to make headlines this way, because gay marriage and abortion are legal here and that’s not going to change. The migrant invasion? That’s something that they can do something about. I just don’t get it.

          • blowme0bama says:

            That’s what I’m getting at Jadzia: the French need to get their priorities straight. Gay rights are not as important as losing your entire civilization to a foreign invader. They can worry about that after the Muzzies are expelled.

          • votermom says:

            Did she make it an issue, or did the French media make it an issue?
            Just curious if they do the same gotchas that the American media does.

  20. DeniseVB says:


    • dm says:

      Wow, his powers of observation and analysis just SUCK…people “accidentally” throw shit at other people all the time, right?

    • Anthony says:

      “Sometimes you’ve got to break a few eggs…” Hope Sonny-boy is having a good time in lockup…

    • Lulu says:

      Ted the Princeton/Harvard genius is an idiot. He is like Obama through the looking glass.

  21. Dora says:

    44 Years of the Climate Change Scam in 1 Cartoon

    • SHV says:

      From that photo, maybe the “merkin” is making a fashion comeback. Hopefully the fur is artificial and no Beavers died.

      • Lulu says:

        Merkins were to cover up sores. I hope that is not why she is wearing that thing. She wants attention so I guess she hasn’t figured out where the cowboy/oilfield worker bars are.

        • Somebody says:

          Some people going through chemo wear merkins too. In several European countries they will provide them for any patients that want them, which isn’t very many.

          I had never heard of a merkin until there was a discussion about it on a cancer board.

          • Somebody says:

            BTW they sell all kinds of merkins, it became a thing on this one particular cancer board. Meh, laughter is the best medicine! Anyway the bacon merkin was by far the favorite of the men on the board, they all wanted their wives to get one!

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            I’m ‘merkin. I thought you were ‘merkin too.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, Sarah’s bitch slappin’ a snowflake “rapper” who called for Sarah to be gang raped by black men.

  23. Jadzia says:

    My Icelandic FB friend (not an asshole) is posting that their prime minister just resigned. Via Facebook. What a world. I am wondering when the other shoe is going to drop and we’re going to hear about some Congressfolk who are/were clients of that law firm.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Saw that about the Icelandic PM. The leaked documents likely point to lots of other people that will face the same. But as there are millions of pages, it might be a while to sort through. Mostly these money hiding findings seem to be legal. But if your politics is that it’s bad, kind of hard to recover when you’re caught doing it.

      • Jadzia says:

        I hate elite hypocrites probably way more than the next person, but the only way I see this turning out is a “crackdown” in the form of rules even more oppressive than FBAR and FATCA that will affect the lives of nobody except for people too middle class (and poorer) to be able to afford the next tax-shelter firm that pops up in the Banana Republic of Wherever.

    • Dora says:

      Sorry Jadzia. I just posted the story below. Didn’t see that you had already mentioned it.

  24. lyn says:

    Can’t stop laughing.

  25. Anthony says:

    Who knew he had a sense of humor?

  26. Dora says:

    One down.

    Panama Papers: Iceland prime minister resigns

    Iceland’s prime minister has resigned – the first major casualty of the leaked Panama Papers that have shone a spotlight on offshore finance.

  27. smangala says:

    Is it just me or has Althouse gone off the deep end? She is turning her blog into a bit of a tabloid with coy insinuations and underhanded talk.

    • elliesmom says:

      She has a range of publications she reads and comments on regularly. What she writes and comments about sort of depends on what they’re writing about.

      • smangala says:

        The fact that she talked about such a wide variety of things was the reason why I have been reading for years. I think it is her “plausible deniability” tone regarding Melania Trump is probably what is grating on me a little.

  28. Myiq2xu™ says:

    That sound you hear is Ted Cruz taking a big sigh of relief.

  29. helenk3 says:

    just heard today that some cities have decided to pay criminals not to commit crimes. I was thinking about robbing a bank since my medicine has skyrocketed in price since obamacare. Do you think they would pay me enough to buy medicine for not robbing a bank?

  30. dm says:

    A little gossip to chew on while we wait for Wisconsin’s results…

    I wanted to get this out before some 5,000 word article with charts and graphs and arrows and explanations comes out in the next few weeks or month. This is the gist of how it happened. For almost a decade, this Presidential candidate had an affair with a staffer. Oh, she didn’t start out as a staffer. She started out just with a tenuous connection. He found out about that connection and when he saw her photos on Facebook he set up some random mentoring appointment for her. That turned into lunch, and the married candidate hooked up with her. He kept hooking up with her while giving her an allowance that he originally paid for through his own accounts. Later, he learned all about shuttling money that was supposed to be spent for campaigns could just as easily be directed towards the mistress. To make it look better she started working for him. The fact she got paid triple what other people in her position got paid was never spoken about because no one wanted to lose their own jobs. They just dealt with it. At some point, she fell in love. She wanted to marry someone so our politician found someone else to be his main mistress. His former mistress continued to work for him but rarely hooked up with her boss any longer because she didn’t want her husband to find out. At some point, the husband did find out so the mistress wanted out. She also wanted to be paid for her silence so she got a lump sum payment that was massive. She also got a do nothing job for a huge salary that is guaranteed for two years and then will receive another lump sum payment equal to the first lump sum payment. All paid for by donors.
    Any guesses?

    • DandyTIger says:

      Could be any of them. Where do I get this power?

    • Somebody says:

      Well since it is supposedly a male AND clearly a politician that has been shuffling campaign money that rules out Trump. It also leaves only 3 guesses if it is a current candidate…….Cruz, Kasich or Sanders.

      Since it’s been going on for almost a decade I’m going to guess Sanders. I don’t know who would want to have an affair with him, but who would want to have an affair with either of the other two.

      Kasich was out of politics from 2001 to 2010 when he ran for Ohio Governor. Cruz didn’t run for office until 2012. Sanders however has been in DC since 1990, first in the house and then in the Senate. So I’m going with Sanders.

      You could be tricky and it could be Paul Ryan, but at this point he’s not officially a Presidential candidate.

    • leslie says:

      I think it’s Kasich. Yes, he was out of politics for a while. But no where in this riddle does it say this guy was in politics all along. I think that supposition is left up to the reader. And, he’s had access to money all along. Sanders has not.
      To be honest – there isn’t one of the candidates (past, present, or considered) I’d couple with. Not one.

      • leslie says:

        I’m gonna amend my statement. There are a couple of candidates – past candidate – I’d mistress. But those were from years ago and Clinton is not one of them.

      • cynic says:

        funny, I thought Kasich as well, and did a little reading on his current wife.

        • leslie says:

          what did you find?

          • cynic says:

            That his history has been scrubbed. I can’t remember the key words that I used in my search to find the article again. I did come across an article that said he was combative (no lie), and this is from the article:
            He angered gun-rights advocates by supporting Clinton’s assault-weapons ban. The National Rifle Association gave him a grade of “F.” He once tried to walk onstage during a Grateful Dead concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, only to get into an argument with the band’s tour manager that grew so heated it made the papers. Former congresswoman Deborah Pryce, an Ohio Republican, once told the Los Angeles Times that when she saw Kasich board her flight from D.C. to Columbus, she pretended to sleep. “Do you know what it’s like to be trapped on an airplane next to John Kasich?” – See more at:

          • leslie says:

            I read that somewhere, too (his being combative). Thanks for the link. 😉

          • lyn says:

            Sorry …

          • cynic says:

            There was also an article in Time Magazine 10/14/96, which I couldn’t link up to, that hinted to Kasich’s gayness. Here is something from CNN:

          • leslie says:

            I had seen something that hinted at it as well. I didn’t save the link, but it was only innuendo and I just kinda shrug stuff like that off. It had something to do with his roommate when he was a new congressman, I think. But I’ll look at this link. You are awesome. I guess I’m getting lazy about doing better searches.

    • helenk3 says:

      Clinton and Huma

  31. lyn says:

    Live Outlander event.

  32. Venus says:

  33. Venus says:

    And this is why I like Trump:

  34. lyn says:

    One of Bernie’s anarchists is busy.

    A supporter of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has published a “hit list” of Democratic super delegates, which includes the apparent home addresses of several super delegates, including at least one woman.

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