Wednesday, May 31, 2017

As The Puck Glides, an NHL Stanley Cup Soap Opera

Hey - I mean "soap opera" in the best way.

This entire NHL Playoff Season is one of the most memorable in recent years. This year's playoff brackets saw teams returning to The Cup who've played and won, and lost, in the past. We also saw some teams making their first appearance in the playoffs.

We have the Nashville Predators, a new, or expansion team from 1998-1999  making their first Cup appearance. Were they even on anyone's radar at the start of the season? They are tearing a$$ in the playoffs and are now playing the Pittsburgh Penguins, four time Cup Winner .

Previous game 1 predictions made by sports betting sites and yours truly, were all wrong:
Who will win Game 1?

Fansided predicts Penguins over Predators by 3 - 2, in one OT.

Odds at Vegas Insider have Pens over Preds by  2 - 1.

And sports bet guru Oddsshark echoes Vegas with a Pens win over Preds by 2 - 1.

My Game 1 Prediction:  Predators 1,  Penguins 0.
The final score Monday night was Pens 5,  Preds 3.

I thought that what we'd see Monday night is a game where 0 - 0 is the score up until the middle of the Third Period. One of those games where for two-and-a-half periods defense on both teams is unstoppable, ending with one goal by Nashville where Pittsburgh wouldn't have sufficient time to tie the score, or win. That was my rationale and why I picked Nashville on Monday.

Monday night's Game 1 was a tale of two teams in constant mode shifting. Nashville's P.K. Subban made the first goal of the game, temporarily giving the Preds 1 and the Pens 0. Pittsburgh challenged the shot based on Subban's teammate Filip Forsberg being offside.  Nashville's point was taken away, returning it to a scoreless 0 to 0 game.

Watching the agonizingly slow and repeated viewings of the offside, in slo-mo and stop action, it had to be a very difficult call for the Refs. But, as I say in so many times on all different subject, all things being equal, they made the right call.

The Pens then scored three goals before the end of the first period. The first, by Evgeni Malkin, has to be the 8th Greatest Goal Wonder of the World. How he saw the opening -- a channel, a tiny galactic black hole path big enough only for the size of a puck --  and glided it past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was poetry in motion. It was a spectacular shot and Malkin has the vision of a hawk.

The Second Period began with a gutted catfish thrown onto the ice . An arena employee was dispatched with a snow shovel to scoop up the chum and play of the game resumed. Who threw the fish? Well, so far all evidence points to Russia.

Anonymous gutted catfish.

The rest of this period was unremarkable. The Pens did what I've seen them do before with a 3 - 0 lead; they get a little bit complacent and then they become vulnerable.

Nashville outplayed The Pens during the second half of the second period. Near the middle of the Third Period, the stat was noted that the Pens had gone 26 (36?) minutes without a shot on goal. Then in the Third Period, Nashville sailed two goals past goalie Matt Murray, making it Pens 3, Preds 2.

I first thought, this will run into at least one OT. But a little over three minutes left, Jake Guentzel glided the puck past Rinne making it goal 4 for the Pens.

Pens # 13 Nick Bonino's following goal put the Pens up 5 to 3. And that would be the final score. Nashville pulled Rinne, but it was too late. Game 1 belongs to The Pens.

Neither team scored during any of their power plays. This is an ongoing - years - problem with the Pens. The MN Wild have this problem too. And I've never been able to figure out why. At one point, the PP favored the Pens by 5 on 3. What did the Pens do with this power play? Nothing. Well, at least they prevented Nashville from scoring, which would have been very embarrassing for The Pens.

Tonight, look for Nashville making serious adjustments in their strategy on all future games, especially on offense. They've got the speed, the "bodies", an excellent goalie. Their mantra needs to be, "one goal at a time," instead of, what seemed Monday night, a long-range vision of the series as a whole. The Preds will rebound and they will be a different team tonight from the team we watched Monday.

Going by shots on goal - or the lack of them Monday night - Pittsburgh should never have won. The Pens need to do what they have been doing - mainly, when they have a 2 point lead they need to keep it and stay focused. Their ability to come from behind and win playoff games that they seem destined to lose is their second most strongest ability (at least that how I see it). Pittsburgh has Cup experience, they've  won The Cup before, they know the mental acuity that comes with The Cup series and their "bodies" don't take a second seat to Nashville.


Okay - Prediction time.

Game 2, Stanley Cup - Penguins v Predators at Pittsburgh:

Fansided  predicts Preds 3; Pens 1

Odds at Vegas Insider Pittsburgh 4, Nashville 3

And sports bet guru Oddsshark  aligns with Vegas' prediction of Penguins 4, Predators 3

The Pens do not want to head into Nashville for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1.

My Game 2 Prediction:  Pens 5, Preds 4 in one OT

Watch for the Pens to be slamming the puck every chance they get for a shot on goal.

Disclaimer: The above is purely guesswork on my part and is not in any way to be taken as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other. Not responsible for material at linked sites.


From The Guardian:
HEADLINE:  Paris climate deal: exasperated world leaders prepare to move on without U.S.

Trump is reportedly poised to pull out of Paris – prompting murmurings that the world would be better off without American involvement[.]
"...exasperated..." pfffft!  "...prompting murmurings..." OMG, NOT "murmurings"?!

Yeah - let Europe handle this one, for once, instead of the rest of Western Civilization depending on the U.S. being part of their Socialized Unity of Climate Change (SUCC).

Hand this one off to Europe. It'll give them something to keep them busy.

While we must maintain our allies, no one is going to abandon the U.S. by our pulling out of the Paris Treaty; too much of the rest of the world depends on us.

So let Paris, the UK, Rome, the Vatican (where did the Pope receive his Masters and Phd on climate change, earth science and meteorology again? Remind me. The Pope of Climate Change should be spending his time on the issue of priests molesting both young boys and girls, but the Vatican has a lot of cash. They can pay out the hushmoney).

As for "green companies" (the failed "green initiative" pushed by EX-pResident Barack Hussein Obama), below is a far but complete list of bankrupt green companies.

Don't just think of them as going bankrupt, but as a waste of taxpayer assisted funding and all the number of jobs lost when these companies went out of business, with staggering amounts of financial losses:

* Soyndra, Seneca BioEnergy, A 123 Systems, Fisker Automotive, Amonix Solar , Bright Source, LSP Energy, Energy Conversion Devices, Abound Solar , Beacon Power, EcoTality, Azure Dynamics, Evergreen Solar, Ener1, SpctraWatt, Babcock and Brown, EnerDel, Olsen's Crop Services, Vestas, LG Chem subsidiary Compact Power, Nordic Windpower, Navistar, Satcon, Konarka Tech, Mascoma Corp.

* Sources:  DividedStates (dot) com, The Daily Signal

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Stanley Cup Begins. (Or, Another Long Boring NHL Post.)

Tonight, Game 1, between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing at Paints Arena  in Pittsburgh.

Potentially injured players  unlikely to play a major factor. Those listed "out for the season" were known factors prior to today and the others fall into the category of "[Will Play] Prob[ably] Monday."

Who will win Game 1?

Fansided predicts Penguins over Predators by 3 - 2, in one OT.

Odds at Vegas Insider have Pens over Preds by  2 - 1.

And sports bet guru Oddsshark echoes Vegas with a Pens win over Preds by 2 - 1.

The Pens are the defending champions, a back-to-back win for them would be the first since Detroit in 1997 and 1998,  so in a way, I'd like to see the Penguins win The Cup this year.

This is Nashville's first appearance in The Cup. So, in a way it would be nice to see them win.

I have no horse in this game or either teams.

"Predators" v Penguins
During the playoff season, I made my predictions off of what I thought was conventional wisdom and current stats (injuries, etc). But, just guessing, my predictions are probably running 40/60, with me being wrong 60% of the time.

My Game 1 Prediction:  Predators 1,  Penguins 0.

Happy Hockey!

Disclaimer: The above is purely guesswork on my part and is not in any way to be taken as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other. Not responsible for material at linked sites.

Trump's "Evolving" on Climate Change. For NOAA and NASA, is it Ego before Science?

December 12, 2016 - CNNTrump: "No one knows if climate change is real."

March 29, 2017 - CNN: Trump's sweeping executive order to curb [the EPA].
The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change[.]
May 26, 2017: The Jeff Bezos Gazette and TimesTrump's views on climate change are "evolving."

I thought that "we" elected Trump to back us off the fast-track on, what is, complete speculation. [If Al "Rectal Thermometer of the World" Gore, Jr. and his crowd want to pump private money into (they won't) climate change research, great (but they won't).]

Let's back out of the 2015 "Paris Global Warming Hoax Treaty" and see what happens. I'm betting,  nothing.

CHECK THIS OUT from Science Alert.
Here's something that happens a lot in science: two researchers disagree about the best way to go about studying something. They fight about it. Maybe at first it's a small personal squabble, but later it plays out in essays and papers and other documents that the whole world can look at.

The stakes in this kind of fight are serious. A career's worth of research might be on the line, or the accepted method for caring for patients, or even the future of a whole field of study.
You can run your own search and find several different sides on climate change; to believe it or not, to believe the NOAA and NASA faked their research or not, or to believe the explanations claiming the faked research is true, just misinterpreted...or not. It doesn't matter.

The excerpt from Science Alert tells us all we need to know:  Climate change IS ALL ABOUT EGOS. The egos of those at NOAA and NASA. Their ego cage-matches can go on and on and on. But it's time to reign in the time and money spent on climate change. Of course climate changes. Is it the same temperature all day long for you? No? That's climate change. What did you do to facilitate this change in climate? Nothing.

Short of a nuclear missile exchange, I don't think there's much we can do, or do do, that affects the weather. And that's what this changes...there's no mystery behind it.
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Grammar/editing 5/31/2017

Memorial Day

Flag via


It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Link: ©Copyright 1970, 2005 by Charles M. Province

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nashville vs Pittsburgh for The Stanley Cup

Nashville v Pittsburgh for The Stanley Cup
The Penguins won Game 7 against Ottawa by 3 to 2 in double overtimes.

My prediction was Pens 3, Ottawa 2 in ONE OT.

Score correct; number of OT's wrong.

Game 1 for the Cup is Monday night with The Nashville Predators playing in Pittsburgh.

These two teams are so determined, I believe this series will run the entire seven games.

Right now, I'm leaning towards the Pens winning because every time in the playoffs that they needed to win in order to win, they won.

Time is short, more later!

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

NHL Only

Haven't had time to go back and review my stats on picks, so we'll just jump right into where it is now.

Nashville put the Ducks away closing their series 4 - 2. Nashville, I'm sure, eagerly awaits to play the winner of Game 7, either the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Ottawa Senators.

Game 7 is Thursday, May 25 and The Sens are playing in Pittsburgh.

And Game 7 is an enigma; this series has been an enigma.

The Pens beat the Sens in Game 5, 7 - 0. Thats Seven to Zero.

Then, The Sens beat The Pens 2 - 1 last night , saving themselves from elimination and bringing the series  3 - 3.

Final Scores in previous games are all over the place, ranging from:

2-1;  1-0;  5-1;  3-2. And of course the above, 7-0 and 2-1.

So who will win Thursday night? I have no idea. Here  are all the stats. I totally underestimated Ottawa's tenacity and their ability to rebound.

The Pens on home ice, Game 7, against Ottawa:

My *pick:  Pens 3;  Sens 2 in one OT

*Pick being made on Wednesday, May 24; 4.24PM; publishing date of May 25.

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Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

NHL Quick Saturday Update

The Pens evened up their series with The Sens, each team with 2 wins.

My pick on this game was Penguins 3,  Senators 1.

The reality is:

Pittsburgh beat Ottawa 3 - 2 on Ottawa ice. Penguins goalie Matt Murray performed very well.
Matt Murray made 24 saves in his first start of this postseason, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.

The series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

"It's not an easy thing to do," Murray said of joining the Stanley Cup Playoffs in progress. "All I can really do is kind of jump in and try not to think about it. Just try and play with the flow of the game and kind of let yourself get lost in the game a little bit.
Murray's a pretty solid guy.

Ottawa still plays well, but the Pens grabbed this one.

As I write this Nashville is playing in Anaheim and it is scoreless for both teams after the First Period.

This is game # 5 for them and each team had two games.

This is the pick I made yesterday for tonight's game:
Pick:  Anaheim 3;  Nashville 2

Happy Hockey!

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.
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Grammatical correction(s): 5/21/2017

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden

Good news for Julian Assange. I think these charges against him are completely bogus and have been all along.

From The Sydney Morning Herald
Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, closing a nearly seven-year legal saga that led the WikiLeaks founder to seek sanctuary at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

But British police said that Assange still faces arrest on charges of jumping bail if he walks out of diplomatic protection[.]
The UK needs to drop their charges and forget about extradition to the U.S.

Julian Assange

Friday, May 19, 2017

NHL Puck Pivot

I don't know what pivots faster these days, the puck or the actions of today's Liberal Politicians.

Nashville lost to Anaheim last night, 3 to 2 in OT.

The series is now tied with 2 games apiece.

I'm going down the line and speculating on all remaining games, both West and East.

Picks below made Friday, May 19; potential future player injuries not taken into consideration as they are unknown at time of publishing.

West: Preds vs Ducks: this series is going the full seven games.

Game 5, Saturday May 20; Nashville plays at Anaheim.
Pick:  Anaheim 3;  Nashville 2

Game 6, Monday May 22; Anaheim plays at Nashville.
Pick:  Nashville 5;  Anaheim 4 one OT

Game 7, if needed (yes), on Wednesday May 25; Nashville at Anaheim.
Pick:  Predators 4;  Ducks 1

Nashville proceeds desiring to possess the Stanley Cup.

East: Penguins vs Senators:

I don't know what to make of this series. With the Sens taking Game 3 by a score of 5 to 1, it's hard for me to make a case for The Pens.

Mostly, Pittsburgh winning is in the gloves of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.  But at the time of publishing this, back-up goalie Matt Murray is tonight's starting goalie, a first for him.

Ottawa leads in the series 2 to 1. I originally was typing below that the Pens would win the next three games and close out this battle.

The Pens have to win tonight to avoid that hellish battle of winning three games in a row.

High stakes for both teams. I'll say this series plays all seven games as well.

Game 4, Friday May 19;  Pittsburgh on Ottawa ice. 
Pick:  Pens 3;  Sens 1 

Game 5, Sunday May 21;  Ottawa on Penguin ice.
Pick:  Pens 2;  Sens  0

*Game 6, Tuesday May 23; Penguins on Senators ice.
Pick:  Sens 5;  Pens 3

*Game 7, Thursday May 25;  Ottawa at Pittsburgh.
Pick:  Pens 4;  Sens  2

*(if necessary)

The above, if accurate (yeah...right), has Nashville and Pittsburgh vying for The Cup.

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.
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Format changes 5/20/2017
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Typo fix 5/31/2017 

"Designated Survivor" Finale

Yeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.............the final episode of "Designated Survivor" on Wednesday night was 'okay.' It's a decent program, better than the usual swill offered up on television. I'll tune into in a bit here and there next season, but that's it. Wednesday's final episode didn't leave me with a reason to return as a regular viewer. You - ?  Anyone else like/dislike this program?

5,500 Calorie Meal for Executed Death Row Inmate

It's time to end "you get to eat whatever you want for your last meal."
J W Ledford, who stabbed an elderly doctor to death in 1992, told witnesses to his death they could "kiss my white trash ass" after he had polished off [a 5,500-calorie final meal of] filet mignon steak with bacon and pepperjack cheese, fried chicken, pork chops and chicken goujons.

He had also ordered side dishes including hot chips and a pecan pie with ice cream, and washed it all down with a Sprite.
His lawyers had asked the parole board to spare him, citing a rough childhood, substance abuse from an early age and his intellectual disability...
[And]  [b]ecause of changes in brain chemistry caused by a drug Ledford has been taking for chronic nerve pain for more than a decade, there was a high risk that the pentobarbital Georgia planned to use to execute him would not render him unconscious and devoid of sensation or feeling.'s a shame that Ledford might have felt the slightest discomfort during his execution.

I am against the Death Penalty. Every rule has an exception. For me, putting Ledford to death falls into my "exception" category.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nix on the Lieberman Pick, Mister President

Former Democrat turned Independent U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is the front-runner for FBI Director. BBC News:
US President Donald Trump has said he could announce a replacement for former FBI director James Comey as early as this week, and former Senator Joe Lieberman was among his top choices.
[Lieberman], 75, is a Democrat-turned-Independent who endorsed John McCain in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. He was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate on the 2000 ticket with Al Gore. Mr Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in 2006 but kept his seat as an "independent Democrat" in the general election.

No, no, no...Mr. President, no. Why would you do this?

What qualifies him for an Intelligence job, one of the most important jobs in Intelligence?  His long history in politics as a Senator? As a VP candidate where his party lost? As a Hillary Clinton loyalist?

He supported Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election. That alone disqualifies him, unless...unless in Trump's Grand Plan is to eventually turn Lieberman loose on prosecuting Hillary, but can anyone really see Lieberman doing this? Not going to happen.

I don't want this to sound like I'm an ageist, but can't we find someone under the age of...oh...say...65...or 60...that is qualified to run the FBI?

McCain and Lieberman

Consider the following, from CNN:
Former Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman came to the defense of his former colleague Senator John McCain for his criticism of the raid in Yemen. Lieberman said in a fight between McCain and just about anybody else [ That means you, President Trump. - DD ] he would side with the war hero.
McCain is always on the lookout for some way in which he can criticize Trump.

Here is how Lieberman voted  on several bills. Note, he received 100% approval from NARAL.

Remember, The Left considered Lieberman not Liberal enough, ousted him from the party and replaced him with multi-multi millionaire Ned Lamont.

The Left hated Lieberman and attacked him mercilessly.

I like Joe Lieberman, I never would have voted for him had I lived in Connecticut, and I always thought he seems to be a decent man among the usual collection of perverted politicians. I don't think he's qualified to be running the FBI.
Grammar correct 5/19/2017

NHL Bust

My Game 3 pick between The Sens and the Pens was:
Pens 2, Sens 1 in one OT.

The reality was the Pens lost 5 to 1, (ahem, cough, cough, bad pick)
Ottawa Senators scored four first-period goals in a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3[.]
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on nine shots and was replaced by Matt Murray, who made 19 saves in his 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff debut.
[The Penguins' Sidney] Crosby scored on the power play at 6:07 of the third to make it 5-1.

"You can't expect to win games getting a start like that, especially in the playoffs," Crosby said.
Well...maybe The Pens don't have it in them. Yes, it would be difficult to win games that begin being down 4 points to ZERO,  but you do have TWO and a HALF PERIODS do anything but remain scoreless. And making your only point in the game a goal in the third period...well, you can't expect to win games like that, especially in the playoffs.

Fleury had an off-night? Okay. Still...down by four not long after the puck is dropped? In the First Period? And your only goal in the Third Period with six minutes left on the clock? That's painful.

Game 4, tomorrow night, Pens playing in Ottawa. Pick to be made tomorrow.

Game 4 of the Western Conference playoff has Anaheim playing at Nashville tonight.

My pick yesterday was:  Ducks 2; Predators 1. While I'm not "changing" that, I'll say that Nashville is more likely to win. I have no horse in any of these races. I would like to see the Pens win in order to be the first two Cups-in-a-row repeat since the Detroit Red Wings back to back wins in 1997 and 1998. 

The Pen are struggling more than I, and I think anyone else, ever thought they could. We'll see.

Given all the above, if Nashville wins tonight, they likely move on and win their Conference (sorry, Ducks). Nashville is a dominating team, has been since Round One and show no let-up and no lasting vulnerabilities. Barring any long-lasting player injuries, Nashville is Cupward bound and this is reflected in their game. They are this year's Powerhouse. Then again, Ottawa is in the zone and I haven't really given them the credit I should. I didn't think they would beat the Rangers and totally underestimated the Senators. So much depends on the glide of that chunk of vulcanized rubber. And that...that, is hockey.

McCain Doing his Best to help Democrats

Sad John McCain

Pretend Republican John McCain said the so-called "Trump Scandals", are "reaching a Watergate size and scale." The Hill (so sorry, I try never to link to them):
McCain made the statement at an International Republican Institute dinner on Tuesday night. Multiple reporters said that during a speech at the event, McCain compared recent reports surrounding Trump's administration to Watergate, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Who needs Democrats when you have McCain?

McCain also said he thought talk of impeachment is not a rational approach. Washington Examiner:
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, called for Trump's impeachment in a Wednesday floor speech. "This is where I stand," Green said. "I will not be moved. The president must be impeached."

That's not "rational," according to McCain[.]
Well, McCain can change his mind and be pro-impeachment in a matter of hours, if not minutes.

And as for Al Green...his accomplishments seem to be being LOUD and being arrested with play-date George cLooney.

It's times like this when Caligula made perfect sense: 
[Caligula] had an inherent dislike and contempt for the Senators, maintaining they were useless. [Little has changed. - DD]. To belittle them he most probably threatened to appoint his horse to the Senate as the horse would most probably do a better job.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NHL Game 3 Western Conf: Ducks 1 - Preds 2

Tuesday night Nashville beat the Ducks in Nashville with a final score of 2 - 1 with a power play to the Preds advantage with less than 3 minutes left in the third period. Again, a final score and winning team that made my prediction appear terribly amateurish. I'd predicted Ducks 3, Preds, 2;  in one OT.

This leaves Nashville ahead in the series by 2 - 1.

Game 4, in Nashville, tomorrow night.

My pick for Game 4:  Ducks 2, Preds 1

Game 3 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators is tonight. 

I have to go with The Pens because of their (relative) consistency in winning games on the road.

My pick for Game 3:   Pens 2,  Sens 1 in one OT

Now, Game 4 is Friday the 19th and also at Ottawa. I don't like making a prediction this early, not that waiting until the day of the game - or the day before - has made my selection of winners and scores any yeah, let's wait until at least tomorrow before we look ahead to Game 4.

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other. (In other words, if you were to bet real money based on my picks, you're an idiot).

Last episode of "Designated Survivor" tonight



Have you been watching, for the most part, "Designated Survivor" all season long, as I have? If so, then, you know that tonight is the final episode for this season.

I have watched almost the entire series and will be watching tonight. But, no matter what the cliffhanger may be, I'm not going to tune in for the next season, at all, unless they answer and address some of the "teasers" that they've hung out there for too long. Soap Operas clean up some of their storylines faster for goodness sake than has DS, and I don't mean that in a disparaging manner to Soap Operas. I love Soaps. My mom got me hooked on "Days of Our Lives" when I was a kid. I'd come home for lunch during school - we lived a block away. I watched it for 25+ years. I still tune it in from time to time.

Hopefully, tonight's program will f i n a l l y answer some questions for its viewers. I'm not expecting closure...just answers to some of the mysteries and mini-cliffhangers that have gone unanswered for too long. Do you watch DS? Do you think they drag things on for too long?

Schumer and Pelosi: Political Reruns from 8,9 and 10 Years ago.

Some days, it's like I'm still living between the years 2005 - 2009 regarding Cluck Schumer.

And, some days, it's  like I'm still living between the years 2006 - 2009 regarding Nanny Pelosi.

Schumer and Pelosi are nothing but political Reruns. To think that I'm still writing about them, and their  obstructionism, nine and ten years later is a Giant Blot on the American Body Politic.

  These two are like the old joke about

  What's the difference between Chuck
  Schumer and Nancy Pelosi from that of

  Answer: Both are very painful and never
  go away on a permanent basis.

Cluck is back enumerating his talking points as he always has; eyeglasses resting at the end of his Super-Sized Large Beak: The Bezos Daily:

"First, if accurate, a disclosure of this type could threaten the United States’ relationships with allies who provide us with vital intelligence and could result in the loss of this specific intelligence source. . . . Second, if accurate, such a disclosure could damage our interests in the Middle East. We do not collaborate with Russia in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East for the simple fact that we have diverging interests. . . . And third, if the report is true....["]
Well, we know Cluck is capable of listing THREE, count 'em THREE reasons, over the overblown and hyperbolic "crisis" of President Donald Trump in disclosing alleged highly classified information in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the White House last week.

This feigned outrage from The Left over classified or de-classified information reminds me of, what is probably, a little known film, "Wrong Is Right." 

It's really a good film that flew under the radar in terms of being a financial success or one of film critic's better reviews. It was also way ahead of its time. If you can find it, watch it and see how it parallels the politics and media of today.

In it, Sean Connery plays a globe-trotting television reporter. In the film, Connery's character meets with the President of the United States (played wonderfully as both "low-key" and "intense" by George Grizzard), and has a long conversation after which, the president says to Connery, "By the way, the conversation we just had is classified."

Connery's character asks, "Who classified it and when?"

The President: "I did, and just now."

And that is exactly the kind of discretion and prerogative any president has in de-classifying classified information.

And now, returning to Pelosi, parroting the same false narrative  as the other goo-covered members of her party. Washington Examiner:
[Pelosi] wondered aloud "what the Russians have on him" that would make Trump do this.
It's Pelosi who has some explaining to do. Daily Mail:
[Pelosi was asked] about whether she had ever met the current Russian ambassador, Sergey Kisliak.
'Not with this Russian ambassador, no,' was Pelosi's response.
Within hours, a photo surfaced showing Pelosi seated around the same table as the peripatetic ambassador.
Pelosi's spokesman, Drew Hammill, [in defending Pelosi said], 'Of course [what] she meant,' [was] she  never had a private one-on-one with him.'
Who buys this BS other than Liberals and The Media who happily carry the water bucket for The Insane Liberal Clown Posse.

"Not with the Russian ambassador, no."  "NO."  But then it turns to "YES" when shown proof she did meet with him, she's standing almost next to him, the two of them shaking hands.

"What she meant was..." that she didn't meet with him in "private. One on

"What I meant was..." is always the fallback phrase from Liberals when caught in a lie.

And, totally off topic: You have noticed Cluck Schumer's frontal hair "plugs", haven't you? It looks like he went to the same failed hair reconstruction surgeon as his fellow Lib Joe "The Plagiarist" Biden.

But let us return to splitting hairs in not meeting someone that you did, indeed, meet: 

"Dave, have you ever met Two Dogs?"

"No. Never."

"Dave, we have a photograph of you and Two Dogs seated at the bar at TGIF."

"Oh, that...I thought you meant did I ever meet with him one on one."

This double-speak hair splitting with words from Liberals is just another variation of the definition of "what is is":

The sanctimony displayed on The World Stage by the ilks of Schumer, Pelosi and all the other members of The Insane Clown Posse are a laughing stock to the rest of the world.

All of America's Liberals contract a sudden case of hardcore amnesia on the GOLDMAN SACHS SPEECH from Hillary Clinton on the subject of her admiration for Russia and Vladimir Putin:
“I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia,” Clinton said during a speech to Goldman Sachs on June 4, 2013. In the same speech, Clinton said “obviously we would very much like to have a positive relationship with Russia and we would like to see Putin be less defensive toward a relationship with the United States so that we could work together on some issues."
" that we could work together on some issues."

Doesn't that sound damn close to Trump's, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get along with Russia"?

Of course it does. The Drama Queen Act from Liberals is old, very very old. It doesn't work anymore, yet, they keep doing the same thing year after year.

It's like I'm caught in Liberal Reruns from 8,9,10 and more years ago. Hold on...I am caught in Liberal Reruns. We all are.
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Grammar corrections  5/17/2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NHL Tuesday Prediction

I was right with my win of The Pens winning Monday night, but way off in my prediction of a final score.

Actual final score of game 2:  1 - 0
My final score prediction: 4 - 2 
It was a scoreless game until with just under seven minutes left to play, The Pens Phil Kessel got the puck past Sens goalie Craig Anderson. And the Sens could not tie it up during the remaining minutes of the third period.

The Pens have Bryan Rust and Justin Schultz with injuries.  Their return described as "day to day". 

Game 3 is in Ottawa, Wednesday, May 17.

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Tonight, The Ducks play in Nashville, their series also tied 1 game each.

Nashville has a good win record playing on home ice. The Preds have shown consistent team speed which the Ducks have lacked in games one and two.

The Ducks not ever to be underestimated. Their series with Edmonton went a full seven games and the Oilers were brutal to the Ducks, they certainly didn't let the Ducks off easy.

And the Ducks came from behind, beating Edmonton and winning in overtime in Game 4 and Game 7, a double OT game.

This third game in Nashville tonight... it could be one of those 7 - 5 or  7 - 6 games with either team winning, or it could be one of those low scoring games with both playing tough defense and both goalies being totally tuned in.

I think the Ducks are going to psyche themselves into a "we need to win this one game, this one game in Nashville and that's all we need to do right now," mindset.

And Nashville...they're going to be all over the Ducks.

Tonight's Game:  Ducks 3,  Preds  2 in one OT.

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.
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Typo fixed 5/17/2017

Keith Olbermann says "leaks"

Ahhhh, Keith Olbermann working for GQ, now. Now that's funny! How ironic.

Olbermann is mocking the leaks Trump has been talking about. Raw Story:
Olbermann then mocked Trump’s hypocrisy criticizing so-called “illegal leaks” when he spent as much as 164 times in one month quoting Julian Assange or Wikileaks while on the campaign trail. He cited the recent case of press secretary Sean Spicer taking the cell phones of White House staff to see if they were leaking to the press.
If you watch the video at the above link, you'll get to hear Olbermann say "leaks."

Olbermann also tweeted a request to world intelligence agencies to leak info on President Donald Trump, in an attempt to remove Trump from office. USANEWS:
NEW: I appeal to the Intel Agencies of the world. Trump has enacted a coup. We need what you have on him
 — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 12, 2017
Now, I have total empathy for anyone who lives with incontinence. I am not making fun of you. I would not wish for incontinence to afflict anyone.

But [ no pun intended ], as with everything in life, comes The Exception to The Rule and that, my friends, is Keith Olbermann's Incontinence. It simply couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Now, I didn't give him incontinence. I didn't even know who he was after several years of him likely already having it. His Liberalism is so far out there, and his verbal attacks on people is so hate-filled, you can't seriously think (if you know me or are familiar with my previous posts on Olbermann), I can let golden material like this pass me by, do you?

I guess this info was leaked by MSNBC interns at a convention.

This is not the first I'd heard about Mr. Olbermann unable to control his excretory system.

Keith is just so full of s^^t he can't contain it.

I wonder for how long will he working for GQ?: Washington Free Beacon:
Before his current gig hosting an online show at, Olbermann was fired by ESPN, after being fired by Current TV, after being fired by MSNBC, after being fired by Fox Sports, after being fired by ESPN. (He was fired from ESPN multiple times.)
If a target of derision of Olbermann's was incontinent, you know he'd heckle the other person for it.


But, it is Olbermann, the jackass with the uncontrollable "pee-pees" and "boom-booms". It's Poetic Justice, Reversed,  in its purest form.

Monday, May 15, 2017

NHL; Returning to Predictions

The Ducks evened their series 1 - 1 against the Predators and the Pens lost 2 - 1 against Ottawa in 1 OT.

Sunday was a beautiful day, here in Minneapolis/St.Paul, way too nice to blog. So I didn't get around to making a pick in last night's Ducks - Preds game.

I figured the Ducks would HAVE TO even-up the series before game 3, in Nashville, on May 16, and they did.

Ottawa beat the Pens 2 - 1 in one OT, AND - - - my pick on this one was RIGHT ! Except I didn't predict it in OT:
"My prediction yesterday was
Ottawa 2,  Pittsburgh 1."
As we speak, at 8pm Eastern Time, the Pens host the Sens in Pittsburgh for Game # 2. Ottawa leads the series 1 - 0.  The Pens KNOW they have to win this one - they can't go to Ottawa down 0 - 2.

If the puck hasn't hit the ice in Pitts, it will any moment.

My pick tonight, Game 2:  Penguins 4, Ottawa 2

Mike Milbury

After the Pens loss on Saturday night, NBC NHL commenter Mike Milbury was really critical of The Pens. He said they looked tired.

Well, yeah, after a full SEVEN game series with the intense and phenomenal Washington, I suppose they might be a bit tired...Mike. He also said stuff like the Pens have to take control right now or they risk losing the series. They lost 2 - 1 in OT.  It's not like Ottawa came in and thrashed them 7 - 1. Milbury...can be an ass at times. Or he has some grudge against The Pens...who knows.

Don't forget, the Ducks beat Calgary 4 - 0 in round one of the playoffs.

I think I mentioned it before, but Nashville is playing superb hockey. I think this is their year; I pretty much think they are unbeatable, barring major injuries.

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.
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Grammar correction  5/16/2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day! (I Hate My Mother)

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There is a small fraction of people who, when they write something (and this is not restricted only to blogs), and I read it, I marvel at what they've written. Their writing seems so effortless. The words chosen are perfect. The sentences, the grammar, the punctuation - it all flows in a structure so perfectly that I can only imagine what it's like to posses that ability. I always wonder, how many drafts and revisions were there before what becomes the published piece I am reading? A very small number of people posses the talent of writing something perfectly on their first draft. These are Ace Word-smiths who've thought long and hard about what they want to say and how they will write it a long time before one finger lands on the keyboard.

Writing well begins with the premise that one has some degree of competency with which to begin. After that, good writing comes from re-writing and re-writing and editing and editing. A lot. Excellent writing? That comes from being born with a God-given talent for writing and having another person as your editor who can arrange, rearrange, delete, add, revise and polish that piece of writing into an excellent final draft...the one which is published.

At my "old" blog, I wrote from February, 2005  to December. 2009.  I had planned taking only a short blog-break and intended to return just after the first of the year...2010. That never happened. Life sometimes takes us in a direction we didn't foresee, which was a large part of why I never returned to blogging until November, 2016,  when I started this one. I'd have preferred to pick up where I left off and still be publishing at the old site when I returned. But  I'd forgotten my password and the email associated with that blog expired as "active" years ago. Also, for me, that blog had served its purpose. I'm glad I didn't deleted it. I knew I'd return to writing online (at Blogger, Wordpress, etc) at some point, it was only a question of when.

At my old site, one goal I set for myself was publishing the acknowledgement of our holidays; Mother's and Father's Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Easter, Martin Luther King Day, Ramadan, Passover, Christmas, etc, etc, and so forth.

So, you're asking, "Dave, what does this have to do with Mother's Day?"

I give you the above preface, admittedly too wordy,  in order to say this: the last time I wrote and published a Happy Mother's Day post is May, 2009.  My Mom died a few years later. This is my first Mother's Day post since May, 2009.

Other than the intro, I didn't actually write anything for Mother's Day - I poached it. I mean, I found it in searching for inspiration of what I might write for this Mother's Day. But after reading what I'd found, I set aside my creative thoughts and ideas in lieu of copy and pasting the below.

I didn't bookmark where I found this, or who wrote it. I claim no authorship. I read it on what was basically a message board. If you know who wrote this, let me know, I'll be happy to attribute the author. It is brilliant.

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I hate my mother..!!

I hate her for loving me too much, 

I hate her when she keeps her stomach empty just to feed me, 

I hate her, when she walks 2 miles just to provide us hot afternoon lunch in school so that we do not have to eat cold food, 

I hate her when she knows she is sick but gives me all the fruits we brought for her,

I hate her when she does not sleep the whole night, just to make some coffee for me when I need it,

I hate her when she eats the food made a day before and cooks the freshest thing for me, 

I hate her when she wakes up at 5 in the morning;  works till midnight to fulfill wishes of her family and not asking anything for her in return, 

I hate her when she is sick as hell but asks me If I am alright, 

I hate her when her finger is bleeding from cutting the vegetables and still cooking for us and doing house chores, 

I hate her, I weep when I see her soft hand turned so hard because of washing our clothes everyday, 

I hate it when someone accuses her for not doing something right and she just stands there and listens to it not saying a word,

I hate her when she picks up the smallest dish to have her food and hands us the best china dish we have,

I hate her when she wears old clothes and makes us wear the best clothes we can,

I hate her when she forcefully feeds me the last chapati when I can clearly see how hungry she is,

I hate her when she says, in our happiness lies her happiness when I can actually see how tired she is,

I hate her when I offer some help and she refuses as she does not want us to struggle in any manner,

I hate her when she does not sleep unless she makes sure we are comfortably asleep,

I hate her when she bears all the trouble of the world for us and keeps all them away as if nothing ever happened,

I hate her when she cries in a corner hiding from us because her hands were burnt by hot blazing oil while cooking for us and after that she was washing our clothes and trying to bear the pain,

I hate her when I know she is sick by fever but is still working,

I hated her, when I grew up and refused money from her as I started earning, she cried aloud because she felt that we do not need her anymore when she spent her entire life just for us.

What I wrote here does not cover even the millionth part of things she did for us. What our mothers do for all of us.

I am not able to comprehend that love, that unintentional selfless love, and I hate her even more, because I know I cannot return the tiniest bit of what she did for us.

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To all Moms, Grandmas, Step-moms...ALL MOMS - Have a Blessed Mother's Day today and every day, for you successfully accomplish thankless, tedious, repetitive tasks and jobs that no man would complete, let alone attempt. You seek absolutely nothing in return, not a reward, not even the acknowledgement for what you have done or for what you do every day that you may think goes unnoticed. It does not.

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Typo and grammar revisions 5/14/2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dear John McCain...

...would you please just stick a "D" after your name so we can move forward knowing who you really are, and have been for many, many years. The Hill:
More recently, McCain has taken aim at the president over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, a decision he called disappointing. He told foreign officials on Tuesday at a meeting of the Munich Security Conference that if Trump hoped to interrupt the FBI's ongoing Russia investigation it would not work.

"I regret it, I think it’s unfortunate," McCain said. "The president does have that constitutional authority. But I can’t help but think that this is not a good thing for America."
Ah...McLame criticizes the President of the United States and the U.S. while feet planted firmly on foreign soil. It's right out of the playbook from The Left. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama must be so proud of McCain.

When will the likes of McCain and Lindsey Graham grasp the fact that the "Russia[n]" story is a ruse; completely FakeStream™ Media? Answer: McCain and other RINOs like him will never realize this is fake news and if they do, they will never admit it.

I expect nothing but Liberals grandstanding from abroad as they diss the U.S. and the president. I didn't think we'd be dealing with this type of behavior from John McCain. Wait - I retract that. This is the type of behavior I do expect from bitter, losing presidential candidate John McCain.

McCain, joining with and doing the same as the Democrats, keeps the Russian hacking theory alive.

If McCain is such a Techie, and is so damned knowledgeable about hacking, don't you think, then, that he should know what an Exit Node is?
Committee chairman and Republican Arizona Senator John McCain used strong language during the hearing, including saying that the alleged hack was "an unprecedented attack on our democracy.”

When questioned by a Sputnik reporter following the hearing about the debunking of the Joint Annual Report by security experts, including the finding that 43 percent of the IP addresses attributed to ‘Russian hackers’ were generic web-browser Tor exit nodes, the Senator responded by saying that he had “no idea” what she was talking about.
Can the voters of Arizona recall McCain's Senatorial election?

I'm not being ageist, at least I don't think I am and my intention is not that; but McCain is too old to be of service to his country. He's put in many years of service, it's time he retires as an active politician.

I'm sorry, but the health of our republic can no longer be left in the hands of politicians who are too old to grasp technology. And this applies to all politicians.

When McCain states, on the Senate floor, that Senator Rand Paul is "working for Vladimir Putin" , it's time we recognize when an elected official has intellectually Jumped The Shark and can no longer effectively represent their country in an appropriate, coherent and cognizant manner, they need to be removed from office.

Predators over Ducks in Game 1, plus Overtime!

I predicted a Ducks win over the Preds by 5 - 4 and the reality is that the Ducks lost 3 to 2, in Anaheim, in Overtime. It was brutal for Duck's goalie John Gibson.
Nashville outshot Anaheim 15-6 after one period, 32-17 after two and 46-29 in the game.
93 shots for Edmonton, and 52 for Anaheim. Yeah.......a bit of a discrepancy there, not a shot span any coach likes to see.

The Ducks have been rendered ineffective when the power play has been to their advantage. (This is common with the MN Wild also, and I just can't figure out why). When you have that extra man advantage, you have to, somehow, work that puck into your opponent's net.

The Puck hits The Ice tonight in Pittsburgh hosting the Ottawa Senators in Game 1 in their series.

My prediction yesterday was
Ottawa 2,  Pittsburgh 1.

Let's see what happens.

Happy Hockey!

Friday, May 12, 2017

NHL Conference Finals: The Dawn is Upon Us

It's Mayhem! It's Madness! It's the NHL.

As we last visited my NHL Playoff predictions, Edmonton vs Anaheim and Washington vs The Penguins were each down to their final Game 7 of the series.

My predictions were:

The Ducks winning with 5, the Oilers 3.

The Penguins winning 4 - 3 in one OT with The Capitals.

The actual results of Game 7:

Ducks 2, Edmonton 1.

The Penguins 2, The Capitals 0.

At least I correctly picked the teams, not the scores or the one OT I thought would be a distinct possibility between the Pengs and Caps considering the scores of games 1-6 which ran the gamut from 6-4, 4-2, 4-3...those kind of numbers. One with an overtime, I forget which.

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was unstoppable. He deflected each and every shot on goal from Washington. The Caps had a great run. At the beginning of the season, I would not have predicted they'd make the playoffs.

Regarding The Ducks and The Oilers; Wednesday's victory for the Ducks ended their long streak of losing on home ice. Finally!

And we are down to the Conference Finals, the winners of which will play for the Stanley Cup.

Nashville is making its first appearance in franchise history in the Western Conference Finals. Yeah, I know Nashville is nowhere near the West, so how do they end up in the Western Conference? Call NHL Commish Gary Bettman to answer that one.

Nashville plays the Ducks in Anaheim tonight for Game 1 in their series.

I don't have any horse in this game, or any other - just a  matter of which team(s) I'd like to see win and my own fantasy NHL playoff picks.

I think Nashville is unbeatable this year, except if they end up playing The Penguins.

For tonight's game, I'm going to say that The Ducks are going to carryover that "home ice" win against Edmonton in Game 7 and win tonight.

Final Score Game 1 Western Conf:

Ducks 5, Nashville 4

Saturday, May 13, is Game 1 between The Penguins and The Ottawa Senators.

At the beginning of the playoffs, Ottawa beat Boston in their series by 4 - 2.

Ottawa went on to beat the NY Rangers in their series also by 4 - 2. And, coincidentally, The Rangers closed down their series also with a 4 - 2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

And in Round 1, in the Eastern Conference Washington wrapped up their initial match-up against Toronto with a series win also 4 - 2.

So I think all some of these odd, numerical similarities make for interesting number crunching.

For Total games and best win record, Nashville takes the cake.

From First Round to these Conference games:

Nashville played a total of 12,  EDIT:  15  games, only 2,  EDIT:  3 losses.

Ottawa played a total of 16 games with 4 losses.

Anaheim played 11 total games with 3 losses.

Pittsburgh played 12 total games with 4 losses.

On the Eastern Side of the country, I also have no horses or Penguins or Senators in the race. I do like the Penguins and I'd like to see them win this year, which would make them the first team to win two consecutive Cups since the Detroit Red Wings won back to back in 1997 and 1998.

I think the Penguins have an uphill battle. Winnable, but uphill.

Final Score Game 1 Eastern Conf; (May 13) - Ottawa playing on Pittsburgh ice:

Ottawa 2, Penguins 1.

Corrections made 5/13/2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Comey, Trump, Russia - International Incident!

Are you sick of it yet:

Comey! Fired by Trump!





Election hacked!

Dems demand investigation!

Whinestein "incredulous!"

CA Senator Diane Whinestein - Lib

She's "incredulous." She turns 84 in June. I don't think she knows ass from tea-kettle, no matter what her age.

Cluck Schumer, with his eyeglass planted firmly at the end of his beak, is waving his arms and calling for this investigation and that investigation.

See - this what Dems do. They never let go of anything. I'm sure by now some Dem has uttered, "Nixon - Watergate!"

The Libs will still be talking about Comey come the 2020 election.

Add RINO McCain in the mix: McCain's Senate site:
"I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The president's decision to remove the FBI Director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee."
Has Lindsey Graham called for Trump's resignation yet?

If you ever wondered why I enjoy, by far, writing about the NHL instead of politics, now you know.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NHL Rocky Hockey

Two Game 7's play tonight. The Penguins play Washington in Washington and the Edmonton Oilers play the Anaheim Ducks in Duckland.

The Nashville Predators await the winner of Game 7 between Edmonton and Anaheim.

Glancing over my prior NHL posts, I didn't see where I made picks for Game 7, as I thought the Penguins and the Ducks would win in their Game 6's.

Just checking the Standings I noticed something odd. The Ducks and the Pens have lost each game on home ice. Odd, very odd.

With Game 7 being in Anaheim, I pick Anaheim beating Edmonton 5 - 3.

Ottawa ended their series with the NY Rangers with a 4 - 2 win last night in NY.

Ottawa will play the winner of tonight's Penguins - Capitals Game # 7. My game 6 prediction of Pens 4 - Caps 3 in one OT was way off.

The Penguins, again who've not won on home ice against the Capitals, play in Washington.

The Pens have beaten the Caps at home:

Game 1: 3-2;  Game 2:  6-2;  Game 4:  3-2.

Since the Pens have the winning streak on Cap ice, and maintain their winning on the road,  I have to pick the Penguins over The Capitals  4-3 in one OT.

All games from this point on are a sure bet to have the players on all teams get much more aggressive, physical and confrontational. And this is why the NHL is so great - unlike any other sport - except boxing but that's only one-on-one. It's going to get very, very contentious.

Disclaimer: These NHL predictions are not any way intended, or to be taken, as advice on sports betting or engaging in gambling or wagering; legal, illegal or other.

Edit: grammar corrections 5/12/2017

Trump Fires Comey

President Donald Trump has fired F.B.I Director James Comey:

Excerpt from the President's letter from the link:
I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
Former FBI Director James Comey


Yeeaaaaaaahhhhhhh - Comey was in a rather tough spot. But...but...I can't help but think somehow, even though it was President Trump who fired Comey, that in their usual nefarious way, his firing is a Nidus emanating directly back to Bill and Hillary. Because of Comey's statements a week or so before the election, that Shrew somehow orchestrated Comey's firing. They "had to take him down."

Satan personified, Hillary and Bill Clinton

The Clinton Crime family, in some way, always "takes down" someone who dissed them. Often, they end up suspiciously dead, like Vince Foster.

But other times, they simply get the person they feel dissed them removed from their job.

Comey did the right thing. Democrats would have set a new decibel level in shrillness if the reverse happened to one of their opponents and the F.B.I Director withheld that information.

Comey's firing is simply politics. The Guardian explains what led to Comey's downfall. 

Also from The Guardian :
[.] months later, Trump heralded Comey as a hero in what proved to be a decisive moment in the presidential contest.

On 28 October, with only 11 days remaining until the election, Comey sent a terse and vague letter to members of Congress that new emails had been discovered related to the previously closed Clinton investigation.

A media frenzy ensued, as did false reports that an indictment was forthcoming. A visibly frustrated Clinton addressed the cameras that same evening, demanding that Comey provide more details so as to lift the cloud of suspicion he had once more cast upon her candidacy.

Days later, Comey cleared Clinton’s name once more. The emails, it turned out, were mostly personal or duplicates of what the FBI had previously examined.
James Comey defends Clinton email decision but warns of threat from Russia

But the damage had been done, according to several polls that marked a dramatic shift among undecided voters who swung toward Trump.

Clinton and her team, to this day, have acknowledged that several factors contributed to her loss. But they have pointedly addressed their anger at Comey, questioning in particular why he chose not to disclose that the federal government was simultaneously investigating potential ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Ya know what...fcuk both Bill and Hillary Clinton. She Lost. Period.

Hacking or not, we know for a fact that in pre-election polls people held a very low opinion of Hillary Clinton. We didn't need Russia or Comey or anything else defining who she is.

She performed poorly in the debates, did not bother to campaign and appear in states that she took for granted would vote for her (Wisconsin for one example), and she had this visible attitude of entitlement to simply move into the White House before the election.

Well, she lost. And she has no one to blame but herself.

Her defense that she "did not have any intention " when it came to the main server in her basement is garbage. She should be behind bars. Prison, not night clubs.

Since when did "not having the intention" be an excuse for exemption from prosecution?

The "intent" to drive under the influence is a crime...there is "intent".

The "intent" to rob a bank if I have detailed plans and am sitting outside the bank with a gun and a mask.

Comey is a decent person. I believe what he did was in keeping with what would fall under the duties of the Director of the F.B.I.

But somehow, the Clintons always seem to stick a fork in someone who they perceive did them harm.