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  • My Favorite Football Weekend

    01/12/2020 9:02:18 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 32 replies
    Down to 8 pretty good teams. Unfortunately in each game one pretty good team lies down or doesn't show up. Baltimore should be in the Super Bowl and they didn't seem to even try. Minnesota was never in it. Injuries are too big a factor Seattle will have no offensive line going against 2 excellent players on the GB defensive line. Russell Wilson could still pull it out but after16/17 games I think too many teams just give up from exhaustion. It seems to happen year after year.
  • Oh, rats. There’s one aspect of Baltimore she can’t get used to [2013]

    07/28/2019 3:30:12 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2013 | Karen Houppert
    The reported rat rate increased from fewer than 10 rats per 1,000 residents in 2002 to 60 per 1,000 in 2009, according to Baltimore CitiStat. A Baltimore City Health Department report that year noted that “the rodent infestation rate in Baltimore is six times the national average.” More recently, 19,869 residents called the city’s 311 number to complain about rats between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 4, 2013, with a slight bump from 7,579 in 2011 to 8,436 in 2012. (This compares to the District’s 311 calls regarding rodents, which rose from 2,820 in 2011 to 3,010 in 2012.) Personally,...
  • Lt. Joe Kenda Is Still Adjusting to Being the (Giant) Face of a TV Network

    08/07/2018 4:16:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Vulture ^ | August 3, 2018 | Sarah Turcotte
    Most former police officers don’t enjoy a retirement that involves any kind of celebrity, much less one that has yielded a signature wine inspired by their catch phrase, a book deal, and an annual namesake cruise to the Caribbean. But such is now life for 71-year-old Lieutenant Joe Kenda, whose Investigation Discovery series Homicide Hunter has made him a bona fide true crime star. Kenda’s perch atop the roster of programming on the decade-old true crime powerhouse ID is secure (if not completely natural) in a lineup that includes Wives with Knives, Deadly Women and Stepford Lives of Stepford Wives....
  • Obama shatters previous record, mentions himself 467 times in one speech in Berlin

    04/07/2019 8:06:02 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Here’s the breakdown of his personal pronoun use (based on a rush transcript of the event): “I” — 312 “Me” — 33 “My” — 43 “I’d” — 9 “I’m” — 61 “Myself” — 9 The former president’s comments began on his favorite topic: himself. “It’s been over ten years since I spoke to a slightly larger crowd in front of the Victory Column when I was running for president,” Obama said to a notably quiet crowd. “I had a little less gray hair then. And since then I’ve been back to Germany I think at least ten times. I’ve been...
  • How to end the Scammers, Spammers and Phone Telemarketers

    03/13/2019 1:08:05 PM PDT · by Vendome · 97 replies
    My VainGlorious Self | 3/13/19 | Vendome
    I hate these Spammers, Scammers, Liars and Cheats who constantly call me. I use an App called "Hiya" and works very well blocking many of these jerks. But, I received a call last week from the NRA to renew my membership. Legitimate call? Sure but, they spoofed their number and it was close enough to customers number so, I took the call. The NPA was 415 and this guy was calling from Virginia. Tried to politely get him off the phone and eventually did. However, I am still hacked about the spoofing even if I am an NRA member. So,...
  • A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant

    08/14/2018 3:49:44 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Tim Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant Without Warning Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is suing New York after the state refused to renew an air permit for one of the company’s natural gas power plants, shutting down the plant four days before it was scheduled to open. CPV filed the suit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) challenging the state’s decision to not renew the $900 million plant’s air permit in an Aug. 1 letter, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API)....
  • Question: Real Time Transmission of Video - Space Travel

    06/22/2017 9:45:54 PM PDT · by Vendome · 106 replies
    Vanity | 6/12/2017 | Vanity
    So, here is the dumb question my brother posed: If a ship leaves earth and transmits "LIVE" video as it travels deep into space, would the transmissions continue to be live and real time even as it traveled months and years away from earth? At what point does that transmission actually delay or become part of the past? Bonus question: Assuming the craft continues travel directly away from earth, if it stopped transmitting and then restarted transmitting would that now be real time? Caveat: I don't know the distance that makes the transmission now a part of the past...
  • Getting SUV stuck in Oceano Dunes creek wasn’t the worst thing that happened to this driver

    01/11/2017 12:59:33 PM PST · by Vendome · 21 replies
    Monday went from bad to worse for two visitors at the Oceano Dunes when their SUV got stuck nearly up to its roof in Arroyo Grande Creek, and they ended up getting arrested once they made it to safety A video taken by KSBY reporter Megan Abundis shows the vehicle almost completely submerged in the creek. Two surfers who saw the vehicle in distress rushed in and helped the two occupants and a dog to safety. VIDEO AT LINK
  • Before Teflon Trump, there was Bulletproof Paul LePage

    01/22/2016 5:38:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16 | Amber Phillips
    As Donald Trump called many illegal Mexican immigrants "rapists and criminals" and questioned Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) war hero status and suggested temporarily banning Muslim immigrants -- all while climbing to or remaining at the top of the Republican presidential polls -- we in the political media scratched our heads and wondered how this could happen. (SNIP) Meet Maine Gov. Paul LePage, the Donald Trump before there was Donald Trump. If you haven't heard of him -- or hadn't heard of him until he recently said drug dealer with names like "D-Money" were coming to Maine and impregnating "young, white...
  • Microsoft Corporations (Can't believe I just won $450,000 British Sterling Pounds!!!)

    04/24/2015 7:46:58 AM PDT · by Vendome · 26 replies
    Vanity from an email | 4/24/20 15 | Vendome
      MICROSOFT® CORPORATIONS Cardinal Place 80-100 Victoria Street London,SW1E 5JL United Kingdom       MICROSOFT OFFICIAL PROMOTION     It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail electronic online Sweepstakes 2014/2015 organized by Microsoft, in conjunction with the foundation for the promotion of software products, (F.S.P) held this 2015,in the Microsoft Head Quarters London United Kingdom, where your email address emerged as one of the online Winning emails in...
  • My challenge to Pope Francis: One which will, of course, go unanswered

    01/25/2015 11:25:21 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 25, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Most of you are aware of Pope Francis' concern over the size of Catholic families. The pontiff suggested the use of Natural Family Planning while quipping that married couples do not have to "breed like rabbits." As I said on Facebook: "It's true that married people do not have to "breed like rabbits." But then, priests don't have to float around the altar like Liberace around his Steinway or resemble Judy Garland." Where is the Holy Father's concern over homosexual priests? At the onset of his pontificate, when asked about the Vatican's alleged "gay lobby" [read Lavender Mafia] the Pope...
  • The Best of Paul LePage | SUPERcuts! #143 (Video)

    Paul LePage: America's Governor.
  • Freakin Jaw is killin me... (my vanity, my title)

    09/19/2014 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 152 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So yeah, I posted lame "topics" but, y'all love me, so here it is. cracked my back molar, dentist put a temp on it, crushed the lil plastic thing yesterday, pretty dentist put the old aluminium one on until the permanent comes from Vietnam or wherever. Thing is, it hurts, like it's bare and for the 1st time in my life my stomach hurts. Okay, so I whine but, could be worse, right? I mean, I'm a single, 51 year old man. If were pregnant and walking the streets of Somalia, I don't think, maybe, they would understand. I feel...
  • Earthquake Gilroy/Hollister

    12/02/2013 2:10:41 AM PST · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | 12/2/2013 | Vendome
    Whoopsie!!!! Decent double tremor. Specially when you are on the second floor. Probably a lame attempt to scare me. I'm guessing 3.1 Going back to sleep.
  • Obama sings "Under My Thumb" to Sandra Fluke (Lyrics)

    08/09/2012 1:08:43 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    insomnia | now | me
    [Can anyone sing like Obama?] Under my thumb The girl who Bush had held down Under my thumb The girl who Bush pushed all around She's down on me The difference is contraceptive gear Free from me, the change has come, She's under my thumb Ain't it the truth, Fluke? Under my thumb The slutty bitch who's just had her day Under my thumb A girl who just changed her Always She's down on me, yes she is The way she does anyone she sees Down with me, the change has come She's under my thumb I could say it...
  • Even With Teleprompter, Obama Says 'My Sons' Twice In 2 Days (video)

    05/25/2012 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/12
    Video at link
  • Alinsky Rules Return For Obama

    10/04/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. At first glance, the latest protests staged by left-wing rent-a-mobs in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere don't look terribly different from the World Trade Organization and global debt-amnesty spectaculars of a decade ago. Radicals swarm against some hated totem, chant, break a few Starbucks windows and leave scads of garbage for someone else to clean up. But the "Occupy Wall Street" mob that shut down the Brooklyn...
  • U.S. jobless claims fall 37,000 to 391,000

    09/29/2011 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 77 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.29.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    New applications for unemployment benefits sank by 37,000 last week to 391,000 to mark the lowest level since April, but a government official suggested the surprising drop may have stemmed from a variety of "technical" issues...
  • Carney: Obama Recognizes "There Are Things He Can Do Without Congress And He Will Do Them" (Video)

    09/01/2011 12:44:06 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 63 replies
    JAY CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: "They don't give a lick about the day and time: ED HENRY, FOX News: "Why doesn't he give a speech from the oval office tonight saying here's my plan?" CARNEY: "He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. And he wants to go to Congress, speak directly to members of Congress, and layout his proposals."
  • Oh my: Pawlenty attacks “ObamneyCare”

    06/12/2011 11:54:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/12/11 | Allahpundit
    Via the Corner, I can’t shake the strange feeling that (a) we might hear him use this coinage again on the trail a time or two, starting tomorrow night in New Hampshire, and (b) the expected gang-up on Romney at the CNN debate is going to be way fiercer — and more entertaining — than anyone expected. Just one question: Will it work? According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Sunday morning, three-quarters of Republicans and GOP leaning independent voters say they want a party nominee who can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012, even if that person doesn’t...