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  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years (Hussein's pick)

    04/21/2015 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/15
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.
  • Levin: "Clinton Cash" "Very Serious Book" On "Serious Issues"

    04/21/2015 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin dubbed Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” “a very, very serious book” on Monday. Levin touted Schweizer, saying he is “sharp” and “knows his stuff.”
  • Rush: Hillary Candidacy Could "Seriously Damage" Democrats

    04/21/2015 2:48:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, in reaction to the early reporting the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash,” argued ” as more of this stuff becomes known, her candidacy could seriously damage the Democrat Party” on Monday.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - April 21, 2015

    04/21/2015 2:36:29 AM PDT · by sneakers · 5 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or, for those of you in the upstate NY listening area, Quinn is on WYSL 1040 AM in Rochester, NY. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • A foolish bet on the old Clinton magic

    04/21/2015 2:28:43 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Marc A. Thiessen
    If you want to know why Democrats should be worried after Hillary Clinton’s first week on the campaign trail, ask yourself this question: Can you imagine Marco Rubio, Scott Walker or Jeb Bush walking into a Chipotle wearing big, dark sunglasses, trying not to be recognized? Can you imagine Barack Obama doing it? Maybe Clinton’s future’s so bright she has to wear shades, but the grainy security camera pictures of the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination hiding from voters presents a troubling contrast with the growing Republican field.
  • The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce [w/by Eric Dyson]

    04/21/2015 2:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Salon ^ | April 20, 2015 | mensah demary
    The career assassination of Cornel West: A messy intellectual divorce reveals layers of broken heart — and to what end? Independent of one’s stance on the rift between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West — a rift years in the making and now clearly delineated in the form of Dyson’s essay on West in the New Republic, “The Ghost of Cornel West” — this has all the hallmarks of a messy divorce between two public, black intellectuals who were, perhaps, better served keeping things offline. Maybe try to squash their beef in the privacy of an on-campus office or in...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    04/21/2015 1:27:41 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 3 replies
    April 21, 2015 | Jeanbl
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.–2 Timothy 4:7
  • Senators Need Not Apply

    04/21/2015 1:26:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Dickerson
    ......Each candidate [Walker, Perry, Bush, Christie], sometimes in nearly identical language, told the audience of activists gathered in Nashua this weekend that they should be considered for the presidency because they didn’t just talk about conservative ideas, they had put them into practice as governors. Perry made the case most powerfully: >>>The next president of the United States really needs to be someone who has deep experience as an executive. And I’m talking about things you just can't learn with a book, things you can’t just learn sitting down. Because I’ll give you some examples. They didn’t hand me a...
  • Today's Toons 4/21/15

    04/21/2015 1:20:07 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 4/21/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • The woman who made Hillary Clinton cry [cue the violins]

    04/21/2015 12:58:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2015 | Michael Kruse
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton came to this state trying to be president, a woman asked her a question here in a coffee shop. “How do you do it?” Marianne Pernold Young said. It felt at first like a friendly throwaway. It wasn’t. It cut to the core for Clinton. Her eyes got teary. Her voice got shaky. Her answer, uncharacteristically emotional, made news, but the trigger was the question. It was the key question back then. It is the key question still now. “I wanted to know her,” Young said Monday afternoon at...
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, “Why, yes, they can — now please, shut up about it.” The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that — now that Walker is entering the presidential stage — should...
  • Mr Gay World's India entrant succumbs to pressure, withdraws

    04/20/2015 11:51:53 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | 4-21-2015 | Yogesh Pawar
    India's homophobia has cost the country its representation in the Mr Gay World (MGW) 2015 – the international pageant for gay men that seeks to establish ambassadors for LGBTQ and human rights. Over 36 hours after Thahir Mohammed Sayyed (28), the entrant to MGW from Kochi, went into hiding along with his family, he reached out to dna on a social media platform and said: "I am withdrawing from the contest." I hope the organisers appreciate the difficulties I faced. I cannot take this pressure," he said in a message, refusing to come on the phone. "I have switched off...
  • Of course the media should report on ‘Clinton Cash’

    04/20/2015 11:45:33 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 9 replies
    THE WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 Apr 15 | Chris Cillizza
    A New York Times story on a new book detailing allegations of improprieties at the Clinton Foundation contained this paragraph: But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book. Outrage! screamed the Clinton machine. "The conservative author Peter Schweizer has a major credibility problem, though you wouldn't know it, because this anti-Clinton manifesto is being peddled by some in the media who have essentially reprinted the press...
  • Scott Walker Wins Pennsylvania Conservatives' Straw Poll

    04/20/2015 11:35:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    News Max ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Gizzi
    In results that were stunning for several reasons, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was the runaway winner in a "straw poll" of Republican presidential favorites at Pennsylvania’s largest-ever gathering of conservatives, the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, on Friday and Saturday.With the "straw ballots" counted and released on Saturday, Walker was an easy winner with 91 votes, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 58 votes. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 56 votes.Since the first PLC back in 1989, the group has become the most-attended and most-watched conclave of conservatives in the Keystone State. Fueled by the recent campaigns of...
  • David Koch picks a favorite?

    04/20/2015 11:17:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2015 | MJ Lee and Dana Bash
    <p>CNN)Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.</p> <p>Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted by the New York State Republican Party at the Union League Club in Manhattan. They were described to CNN by two attendees who were in the room.</p>
  • New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

    04/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | By DYLAN BYERS
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some reporters. "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich" will debut on May 5. But the Times, the Post and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and...
  • Scott Walker Tacks Far Right On Immigration

    04/20/2015 10:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics Blog ^ | April 20, 2015 | Igor Bobic
    Republicans often rail about undocumented immigrants. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, took it a step further Monday by sounding some critical notes about the number of those who immigrate to the U.S. legally. "In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying -- the next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages. Because the more I’ve talked to folks, I’ve talked to [Alabama Sen. Jeff] Sessions and others out...
  • Newly discovered Costa Rican glass frog species is a Kermit look-alike

    04/20/2015 10:49:20 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    Kermit -- everyone's favorite singing and dancing frog might be real. Or, at least a frog that looks like Jim Henson's popular Muppet. The Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center just announced the discovery of a new glass frog species.
  • School under fire for transgender kindergarten lesson

    04/20/2015 10:48:17 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | April 20 2015 | Victor Skinner
    Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the school’s K-3 students. Criticism flooded the district after Fox News host Sean Hannity posted about the lesson on his website, prompted by a Mitchell school mother who was angry she wasn’t given advanced warning that teachers were reading students the book “I am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, the news site reports. The book details the struggles of a child “with a boy’s body and a girl’s brain,” who eventually finds a doctor that tells the family the...
  • The truth about ‘America’s project’

    04/20/2015 10:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | April 16, 2015 | Eyad Abu Shakra
    With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the past few years in funding sectarian infrastructures, organizations, logistics, as well as tribal and interest-based relations woven with ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s “family-run militia.” The militia that has fought under his banner defends his interests and the interests of those he chooses to befriend today, only to turn on them tomorrow. These investments have been huge and long term. The investors are now well known and for a time this looked like nothing...
  • Eurabia: “50 million Muslims In Europe and 80% are living on welfare”

    04/20/2015 10:35:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/20/15 | Pamela Geller
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Islamist researcher Ali Abd Al-Aal, which aired on Mayadeen TV on October 12, 2012. Watch it – it’s an eyeopener. TV host Yahya Abu Zakariya: It has become customary for the sheiks preaching in mosques to talk, in their sermons and lectures, about “the infiltrating infidel West,” “the European-Crusader West,” “the abode of infidels and the abode of Islam.” I have presented claims that the Muslims in Andalusia engaged in fornication, homosexuality, and debauchery. Today, if you go to the West and tour the European continent, where there are 50 million Muslims…...
  • Myrna Lee Opsahl, December 13, 1932 – April 21, 1975

    04/20/2015 10:31:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 4/21/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    "Death to the Fascist Insect" Proclaimed the Revolutionary Cohorts of the Symbionese Liberation Army as they Bravely Murdered the Humble Christian Woman, Myrna Lee Opsahl This Day Forty Years Ago.  A photographic exhibition once featured the resolute face of a late 1930s murder suspect as he was marched into a paddy wagon. I ve often searched for that image as an example of dedicated unrepentance. No more. We have the face of Emily Harris and her colleagues in domestic terrorism, waiting in court. We can see arrogant unrepentance, and yet hidden fear in the faces of Myrna's murderers.  Dr. Trygve Opsahl received news of...
  • Putin’s Action Hero: How Steven Seagal Became the Kremlin’s Unlikeliest Envoy

    04/20/2015 10:23:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Max Seddon, world correspondent and Rosie Gray, reporter
    The Russian president stunned Barack Obama when he proposed Steven Seagal as an intermediary between Washington and Moscow. Max Seddon and Rosie Gray tell the extraordinary story of the faded action star’s dalliances with the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin knew his relationship with the United States was nearing breaking point when he met Barack Obama in Lough Erne, a picturesque lakeside golf resort in Northern Ireland, on the sidelines of the G-8 summit in June 2013. The Russian and U.S. presidents had never gotten along. Putin spent their first meeting on the porch of his residence in Novo-Ogarevo, outside Moscow, in...
  • Why Are Many Former Workers Not Even Applying for Job Openings?

    04/20/2015 10:22:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/20/15 | Patrick Tyrrell
    Commentary By Portrait of Patrick Tyrrell Patrick Tyrrell There was good news this month: private-sector job openings rose slightly in February, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Openings rose to 3.8 percent of all private-sector jobs and the job openings—the highest rate since January 2001. Other data for the month showed the unemployment rate for workers age 25-54 (often called prime age workers) ticked downward to 4.6 percent from 4.8 percent.
  • Incompetence, Mismanagement Plague California’s Obamacare Insurance Exchange

    04/20/2015 10:10:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/20/15 | Sharyl Attkisson
    California’s health insurance exchange, established under the Affordable Care Act, has been held out as a national model for Obamacare. In some ways—not all of them good—it is. Whether it’s falling far short of 2015 enrollment goals or sending out 100,000 inaccurate tax forms, Covered California is struggling with its share of challenges. Now, several senior-level officials integral to the launch of Covered California—who enthusiastically support the Affordable Care Act—are speaking about what they view as gross incompetence and mismanagement involving some of the $1 billion federal tax dollars poured into the state effort. ‘Somebody Must Have Been Smoking Something’...
  • We Support TMT

    04/20/2015 10:04:37 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    GoPetition ^ | Apr. 13 , 2015 | Mailani Neal
    In June 2003, the nonprofit Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Observatory Corporation was founded by a collaboration of organizations: the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy, the University of California, and the California Institute of Technology.
  • U.S. trying to restrain Saudi Arabia on deadly Yemen airstrikes

    04/20/2015 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/20/15 | Brian Bennett & W.J. Hennigan
    Washington - Top Obama administration officials have failed for several days to persuade Saudi Arabia’s government to limit the scope of its airstrikes on cities and towns in Yemen, a campaign that authorities said killed nearly 50 people Monday in Sana, the capital. The U.S. effort to restrain the Saudi attacks came as the Pentagon moved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and a guided-missile destroyer into waters off Yemen. In all, nine U.S. warships are patrolling near strategic shipping lanes in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea. Officials said the growing armada is meant, in part, to...
  • Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun
    Page Nine ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | The Uninvited Ombudsman
    TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas! The lamestream media told you: A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous. Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into...
  • George Soros’ son builds a PAC for Jewish voters

    04/20/2015 9:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tarini Parti
    The son of Democratic mega-donor George Soros is gearing up to play a more active role in the 2016 election with the launch of new political action committee focused on representing the views of Jewish Americans — beyond foreign policy. Alex Soros, 29, who has steadily increased his political and philanthropic giving in recent years, has helped establish Bend the Arc PAC, the first ever national Jewish political action committee in America focused entirely on domestic issues. Bend the Arc, a non-profit, has an advocacy arm chaired by the younger Soros but has not previously had a political action committee....
  • Left Creates More 'Mixed Gender' Mayhem in IDF

    04/20/2015 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 04/20/2015 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF is poised to establish one or two new mixed-gender battalions, which will be permanently based along Israel's borders on routine patrol and observation missions, according to Army Radio. However, the Head of the IDF Fortitude Forum, Col. (res.) Raz Sagi, told Arutz Sheva there is a lot of bluffing and leftist meddling behind the changes announced. The idea of creating specialized units for the “softer” combat routine of patrolling and observation along peaceful borders, so as to let the fighting combat battalions spend more time training, is not a bad one, he opined. “But it also means that...
  • Atheist Writer: Most 2016 Candidates Are ‘God-Fearing Clowns and Faith-Mongering Nitwits’

    04/20/2015 9:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tom Johnson
    Imagine a president of the United States proclaiming in his or her inaugural address, “I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafter…There is no hope, save in ourselves.” If something like that ever happens, writer Jeffrey Tayler’s dream will have come true. Tayler, who routinely trashes religion for the liberal online magazine Salon, complained in a Sunday article that several recent announcements of presidential candidacies have brought about “a media carnival featuring, on both sides, an array of supposedly God-fearing clowns and faith-mongering nitwits groveling before Evangelicals and nattering on about their belief in the...
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions
  • Alabama wife shot by police after she guns down husband in self-defense: cops

    04/20/2015 9:05:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/20/15 | Doyle Murphy
    Alabama wife shot by police after she guns down husband in self-defense: cops BY DOYLE MURPHY An Alabama woman blasted her crazed husband in self-defense — and then was shot in the hip by a cop, authorities said. Lisa Skinner was still holding a shotgun on Sunday evening when she spun to face a Huntsville police officer, who opened fire when she didn’t immediately drop the weapon, police said. “The whole situation was just unfortunate for everyone involved,” police spokesman Lt. Darryl Lawson told the Daily News.
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    04/20/2015 8:57:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 20, 2015 11:32 PM EDT | Hyung-jin Kim
    South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country’s No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye. Lee Wan Koo has been at the center of a corruption scandal that flared after a businessman killed himself earlier this month, leaving a memo listing the names of eight high-profile figures he claimed to have bribed. Most of the eight men, including Lee, are considered as close associates of Park. Businessman Sung Wan-jong told a local daily before his death he gave...
  • Palmetto State gearing up for 2016

    04/20/2015 8:50:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Southern Political Report Magazine ^ | April 20, 2015 | Hastings Wyman
    Ten months from now, on February 13, 2016, all eyes will be on South Carolina, which will host the first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary. The candidates are already assembling on-the-ground operations in the state, hoping of course, that their campaigns will still be viable after the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and contests in the West and Midwest. Here’s an early look at how the Palmetto State campaign organizations are taking shape for the three announced Republican candidates – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio – as well as the state’s favorite son, Lindsey Graham. Ted Cruz, a freshman...
  • Nevada Common Core test crashes again on first full day back

    04/20/2015 8:49:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 20, 2015 8:49 PM EDT | Sally Ho
    Nevada schools will have to document at least two attempts if they can’t or won’t finish the troubled Common Core testing, as two other states seemed to bounce back from technical problems that halted the federally mandated assessment process. Last week, testing was stopped in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a widespread system crash caused by capacity issues with New Hampshire-based Measured Progress. The company is contracted to administer the tests linked to hotly disputed, federally backed education standards. All three states have since announced plans for school districts that say they can’t or won’t finish the test. …
  • Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance on Immigration

    04/20/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, pledged to protect American workers from the economic effects, not only of illegal immigration but also of a massive increase in legal immigration. During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it. Walker is now...
  • Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

    04/20/2015 8:41:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    News 360 ^ | April 20, 2015
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After concerns about Listeria contamination, Blue Bell Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled ALL of its products currently on the market. The recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all of its facilities. A press release from the Brenham, Texas-based company say the products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” In the statement Blue Bell CEO and president Paul Kruse said, “We’re committed to doing the...
  • MLB: Here’s a Perplexing Question to Bat Around

    04/20/2015 8:35:36 PM PDT · by fhayek · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/20/2015 | JARED DIAMOND
    The phrase “batting around” has existed in baseball as long as anybody can remember. It originated more than a century ago and remains a ubiquitous part of the sport’s lexicon. But what does it mean? Among baseball’s most ardent fans, players and officials, there is no consensus about how many hitters must reach the plate in an inning to constitute batting around. The debate has been raging for years in the sandlot baseball league of New York attorney Brian Mangan. Seeking to settle it, Mangan tweeted a question on March 13: “Batting around—is that when all 9 hitters bat, or...
  • Lamesa Counting Down Til Chicken-Fried Steak Festival

    04/20/2015 8:34:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    With the fifth annual chicken-fried steak festival just under a month away, much of the event's entertainment lineup is set. The festival is April 24-26 in Lamesa’s Forrest Park. The three-day event kicks off with a dinner Friday night, April 24. Plates of — you guessed it— chicken-fried steaks and sides are $12 for adults and $7 for children. Saturday activities include a cook-off, balloon launch, team roping and a classic car show. A 5k glow run is set for about 8:30 p.m. The musical lineup includes: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday — Coby Carter 8 p.m. - midnight Friday — Jody...
  • Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

    04/20/2015 8:34:32 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 04/20/2015 | Pete Bigelow
    Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles. Allowing them to continue to fix their cars has become "legally problematic," according to a written statement from the Auto Alliance, the main lobbying arm of automakers. The dispute arises from a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that no one thought could apply to vehicles when it was signed into law in 1998. But now, in an era where cars are rolling computing platforms, the U.S. Copyright Office is examining whether provisions of the law that...
  • DA says Apple, Google software helps terrorists

    04/20/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. sounded a battle cry Sunday, calling on law-enforcement agencies to battle Apple and Google over software that makes it impossible for authorities to “decrypt” cellphones seized in criminal investigations. The recently rolled-out “upgrades” haven’t attracted much general attention, which means police must start pressing elected officials to roll back the terrorist-friendly software, he said. “Apple has created a phone that is dark, that cannot be accessed by law enforcement even when a court has authorized us to look at its contents,” Vance warned on “The Cats Roundtable” show on WNYM/970 AM. “That’s going to be...
  • REPORT: One of the Koch brothers just revealed which Republican 2016 candidate they support

    04/20/2015 8:32:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-20-15 | Colin Campbell
    Two of the most prominent and influential megadonors in the Republican Party reportedly have picked their man in the 2016 presidential race: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). According to The New York Times, David Koch told a Monday gathering of GOP donors that he and his fellow billionaire brother, Charles Koch, want Walker in the White House. "We will support whoever the candidate is," Koch said at the Manhattan event, according to Times reporter Nick Confessore's sources. "But it should be Scott Walker." The Koch brothers are two of the most free-spending donors in American politics, and they have a...
  • Rubio rises to double digits in new national poll, leads Hillary by six

    04/20/2015 8:20:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Rubio’s out-polling Rand Paul among tea partiers now, eh? Interesting footnote to the CNN results: Of the three Republicans who’ve formally announced they’re running, only two have seen their numbers improve since last month. Cruz gained three points (not coincidentally, Ben Carson, a competitor for the social conservative vote, lost five) and Rubio gained four points. Rand actually lost a point after jumping in. Maybe all of that is just an artifact of the margin of error, or maybe it’s an early warning that Rand’s “conservatarian” ceiling will be lower than everyone thinks.
  • Ask Emily: Bouncing between Medi-Cal and Covered California

    04/20/2015 8:14:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 04/19/15 | Emily Bazar
    Many Californians with Covered California or Medi-Cal hover near the intersection where the two programs meet. When their incomes fluctuate, however, that “hover” can turn into a “bounce.” State officials say the transition between Covered California and Medi-Cal is supposed to be “seamless,” but in reality, moving from one to the other sometimes puts Californians’ health coverage — and their health — at risk. “There’s not a seamless transition. There’s not someone helping them figure out who to call or how to navigate the system,” said Jen Flory, senior attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty. “Frankly, it’s...
  • Republican Candidates Pretending to Be More Conservative On Immigration Than They Actually Are

    04/20/2015 8:10:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    In 2008, John McCain, straight-talking principled maverick that he was, got into a Republican primary and saw that a position in favor of comprehensive immigration reform was causing him problems, so he disavowed the reform bill he had co-authored not long before, going so far as to say that if it came up again in the Senate, he'd vote against it. And now Marco Rubio, who like McCain attempted to pass a bipartisan comprehensive reform bill, is doing something similar. When the "Gang of Eight" bill Rubio championed passed the Senate in 2013 but died in the House, Rubio was...
  • Woodland Hills pilot Hilda Gurney, 98, Passes Away

    04/20/2015 8:07:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/19 | David Montero
    When Hilda Gurney’s name crops up, they love to tell stories about her switcheroo involving aviator Charles Lindbergh at the Van Nuys Airport. The pilot and her co­pilot husband, Harlan “Bud” Gurney, decided in 1969 to take out a small plane, and Lindbergh — a close friend of the family who often stayed with them when he was in Los Angeles — asked if he could fly alongside. But the press got wind of the renowned aviator up in the SoCal skies, and reporters descended upon the airport to wait for his landing. Wise to the plan, Lindbergh and the...
  • Ceres' bright spots are back: Dawn captures new images of mystery features - and scientists STILL...

    04/20/2015 8:06:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    As the spacecraft gets closer to the dwarf planet and moves around it, more and more of the surface is coming into view. The two brightest spots seen in a crater are known as ‘spot 5’. The scale in the image is about 1.3 miles (2.1km) per pixel, almost 70 per cent better than previous images. But the origin of the bright spots remains a mystery for now - with theories ranging from exposed ice to volcanoes. Salt flats or ice seem to be the predominant theories at the moment, with the bright spots appearing to reflect incoming sunlight towards...
  • Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events [truncated]

    04/20/2015 8:00:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2015 | David Mortosko
    Full Headline! Clinton aide admits they SCREEN 'everyday Americans' for Hillary's campaign events as some ordinary people in a New Hampshire bakery – the employees! – refuse to shake her hand A Hillary Clinton campaign official explained on Monday why her presidential advisers have brought pre-screened partisans to some events promoted as an opportunity for the former secretary of state to meet with 'everyday Americans.' Just steps away in a Keene, New Hampshire bakery, a few run-of-the-mill people decided they didn't want to be seen with her. 'A few of the staff didn't want to come out to meet Hillary,'...
  • The De-Christianization and Gradual Islamization of France

    04/20/2015 7:44:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/19/15 | Charles Adhémar
    Islamist networks in France and across Europe are increasingly organized and well-armed, but it is France that is sitting on a powder keg Just before Christmas, as I was walking along the streets of Paris, I happened to see the disgraceful cover of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, a failing satirical magazine well known for its insults against religion and general vulgarity. It showed the Blessed Virgin Mary in an outrageous, almost pornographic position. Such crudeness was not a first for Charlie Hebdo. Although the cover angered me, the spirit of Christmas overrode any hateful thoughts. Two weeks later,...