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  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Swedish man shows people the right way to escape a bear attack

    05/21/2015 8:43:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | AMEENA SCHELLING
    To thwart a bear attack, make yourself look bigger and scarier.This is how you escape from a bear attack. Ralph Perrson was walking with his wife and dog in the woods when he noticed his dog was barking differently, the Swedish outlet The Local reported. Suddenly a large Eurasian brown bear ran out of the woods and charged at him.Fortunately for Perrson, he knew bears are much more scared of us than we are of them. Standing his ground, he raised his arms and let out a primal yell. The very startled bear spun right around and ran back into...
  • Andrew Luck: The NFL’s Most Perplexing Trash Talker

    12/16/2014 8:28:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2014 | Kevin Clark
    Andrew Luck’s legend is growing. Sure, there’s buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact he’s led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in each of his NFL seasons, after clinching a spot this year with Sunday’s win. But among NFL players, the gossip around Luck concerns a peculiar brand of on-field chatter so confusing and brilliant that no one knows quite what to make of it. “In all the years I’ve played football I have never heard anything like it,” said Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan...
  • Hannity Warns Americans Who Voted for Obama: ‘You Get the Government You Deserve… Good Luck With

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/12 | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to the American people’s decision to grant President Barack Obama another four years in the White House, Sean Hannity, during his syndicated radio show on Wednesday, warned Americans: “You get the government you deserve.” The conservative thought leader also urged his audience to stop moping and carry on the fight for conservative ideas and principles in an impassioned monologue. “We lost a tough election,” he said. “And it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time. But the country will come calling, at some point, for conservatism” either on the issue of national security or economic...
  • I'll Have Another Won't Run in Belmont Stakes, Erases Hopes of First Triple Crown Since 1978

    06/08/2012 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 6/8/2012 | Mike Cole
    Horse racing was dealt a devastating blow on Friday morning. Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed that his horse, I'll Have Another, won't run in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon. O'Neill confirmed that news on The Dan Patrick Show. O'Neill cited injury as the reason the horse won't run in the race. "It's his left front leg," O'Neill told the show. "This morning, he looked perfect. I took him and did a little something with him and after training, the swelling came back." O'Neill also said that the horse looked like it was suffering from tendinitis. I'll Have Another was looking...
  • Romney is lucky his rival was Santorum, not Palin

    04/10/2012 11:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2012 | Philip Klein, Senior Editorial Writer
    As he approaches the task of uniting the Republican party ahead of his all but official general election campaign, Mitt Romney will benefit from the same reality that's worked to his favor the entire race -- the composition of the Republican field. Specifically, Romney is fortunate that he had to beat out Rick Santorum to claim the nomination rather than Sarah Palin. When Romney decided to seek the presidency for the second time, his moderate to liberal record in Massachusetts was bound to trigger a challenge from the right and set up a showdown, framed in shorthand, as the establishment...
  • When tech goes wrong: Man who wins $57m on slot machine told it's a software error, offered $100

    12/13/2011 10:32:40 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/11 | Trevor Mogg
    It wouldn’t matter whether it was at the gambling mecca of Vegas, or, as in the case of Behar Merlaku, at a little-known casino in the tiny Austrian town of Bregenz – if the bells and lights on the slot machine I’m on start ringing and flashing, telling me I’ve won $57 million, then of course I’ll be planning my retirement. But when Swiss national Merlaku went to claim his jackpot, owners of the casino simply said there’d been a “software error” and that the 26-year-old was therefore not entitled to the big money prize. Instead they offered him $100...
  • Heisman Projection: It's Griffin, with 71% of a perfect score

    12/09/2011 9:50:17 AM PST · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    By now, this won't be a surprise to anyone: Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win the Heisman Trophy. By our reckoning, he's going to get approximately 2000 points - 71% of a perfect unanimous #1 vote. (This year, 2781 points is perfect.) That total would rank Griffin among the top 15 all-time biggest winners of the Heisman Trophy - roughly on par with Tim Tebow (70.5%) and Doug Flutie (71.1%).
  • Heisman Projection: 141 ballots (so far)

    12/06/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    In this second update, we're up to 141 ballots - with 359 first-second-third votes on those ballots. For the tenth year in a row, we're going to attempt to project the outcome of the greatest individual award in sports, the Heisman Trophy. We've been right nine out of nine years.
  • The Texas Jobs Machine: Miracle, Mirage, or Lucky Duck?

    07/21/2011 6:57:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/21/2011 | Derek Thompson
    Gov. Rick Perry's presidential bid would thrust the Texas economy and all of its glorious complications into the national media spotlight. The record is gloriously complicated, indeed. From the right, you should expect to hear that Texas accounted for a third of national job creation between May 2010 and 2011; that more Fortune 500 companies call Texas home than any other state; and that Texas consistently wins every "top state for business" award out there. From the left, you should expect to hear about how the state has one of the country's worst records for children with health insurance, teen...
  • How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race

    07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview
    Jul 20, 2011 — Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be. [snip] We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • The Perils of Constitutional Ignorance (The Food Safety Bill Appears to be DEAD!!!)

    12/17/2010 12:43:12 PM PST · by Uncledave · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 12/17/2010
    The food safety bill is almost certainly dead. Why? Don’t blame it on GOP obstructionism — while Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) robustly opposed the bill, citing its unpaid-for $1.4 billion price tag, and its new (and ineffective, he argued) regulations, that didn’t stop plenty of Republican senators from backing it. Instead, it’s because Senate majority leader Harry Reid forgot about that pesky constitutional requirement that all taxes originate in the House. Here’s the background: The Food Safety bill passed the House in 2009. It had stalled in the Senate, to many Democrats’ dismay, and so Reid spent valuable days...
  • Respectable Conservatives Still Don't Get Obama

    11/22/2010 1:59:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    If United States Senator Al Franken -- it hurts to say that -- ever had a redeeming moment, it was in the role of Stuart Smalley, a character he created for "Saturday Night Live." In the most memorable of Smalley's "Daily Affirmations," the lisping, wildly insecure psycho-babbler hosts Michael Jordan. After explaining to his audience that Jordan is "a basketball player for a professional basketball team," Smalley says to him, "You should be very proud of yourself." "Well, thank you, Stuart," says Jordan, "I am." Stunned by Jordan's self-assurance, Smalley blunders on: "I can imagine that the night before a...
  • President Obama turns a N.J. man into a 'Celebrity Magnet'

    09/23/2010 2:28:03 PM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 46 replies
    Northjersey.com ^ | 9/19/10 | Willimam Lamb
    FRANKLIN LAKES — The way Tom Murro tells it, a chance encounter with President Obama on a Martha's Vineyard golf course last summer had a transformative effect on him. Among Tom Murro's high-profile run-ins: President Obama, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Kathie Lee Gifford. Suddenly, the Franklin Lakes father of two became the "Celebrity Magnet," known for an uncanny ability to attract, rub elbows and be photographed with some of the world's most famous people. Last April, Murro folded the mortgage company he had run for two decades and took to chronicling his exploits and conquests online at celebritymagnet.com. "Some...
  • ~*~*~ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd~*~*~

    03/12/2010 4:22:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies · 2,857+ views
    Fáilte O’BamaIt’s President Barack Obama! And a green toilet plunger! On Saint Patrick’s Day! Obama, a Tea Partier, and an Irishman, are out walking along the beach together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it. "I will give you each one wish, that's three wishes in total", says the Genie. The Irishman says, "I am a fisherman, my Dad's a fisherman, his Dad was a fisherman and my son will be one too. I want all the oceans full of fish for all eternity." So, with a blink of the Genie's eye...
  • DHS Decided It's OK to Allow Some Terrorists to Board Planes

    01/06/2010 8:42:40 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies · 975+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | January 06, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Even if Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab had never boarded that Christmas flight from Amsterdam to Detroit wearing explosive underpants, a passage on page 17 of a report published in July by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security would still be eye-popping. “Not all known or reasonably suspected terrorists are prohibited from boarding an aircraft, or are subject to additional security screening prior to boarding an aircraft,” says the passage. http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIGr_09-64_Jul09.pdf More than eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, people boarding commercial flights in the United States—and sometimes those boarding international flights bound for the United States—are...
  • "Luck"

    09/17/2009 8:26:17 AM PDT · by cpurick · 20 replies · 714+ views
    Who is John Galt ^ | 09/17/2009 | "John Galt"
    Suppose Bill Gates had an identical twin brother, Walter. And suppose that Bill and Walter had identical interests, shared identical experiences. Suppose they were even identically driven. Now suppose that one day many years ago, something split the brothers. Perhaps they were waiting together at a bus stop, and a nearly-full bus pulled up. Only one brother can get on the bus, and the other must wait for the next bus. And let's suppose that this moment of separation had occurred at a key point in time, and that as a result it was Walter, instead of Bill, who went...
  • Australia must boost military to deal with China

    04/18/2009 4:12:54 AM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 550+ views
    afp ^ | 4/18/09 | afp
    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Australia must boost defence spending to give its military the hardware to deal with strategic challenges presented by China's rise as a global superpower, an influential think tank has warned. China's growth meant the US, Australia's main military ally, would lose its dominant position in Asia in coming decades, creating uncertainty and a higher risk of conflict, the Lowy Institute for International Policy said.