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  • Pollsters and the media still have a glaring anti-Trump bias

    04/22/2017 3:58:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 22, 2017 | Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network
    You’d think the leading voices in the media and among pollsters would have learned their lesson after being so off the mark in their coverage of Donald Trump. They’re losing their grasp on both reality and their readers. But instead of correcting course, many of them are doubling down in the sanity. Just last week we saw this in play in the pages of – where else? – The New York Times. As if not content to let their November election night prediction that Hillary Clinton had a 92% chance of winning the presidency, the English-speaking world’s liberal paper of...
  • Why are cities allowing bicycle theft to go virtually unpunished?

    04/22/2017 12:00:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Babin
    ... In Los Angeles and virtually every city in North America, bicycle theft has almost become a crime without consequence, so widespread that it is treated less as a problem and more like one of the costs of urban life. Thieves can quickly cut locks on a target that serves as its own getaway vehicle, sell their ill-gotten goods to fencers for pennies on the dollar, and rest assured they will almost never be busted. Law enforcement officials, busy with other priorities, rarely commit to sustained campaigns to bust theft rings or even pursue arrests.
  • The New York Times Keeps Up Fake Tweet Comparing Trump & Obama Patriots Visit Despite Correction

    04/21/2017 6:51:08 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 8 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | April 21, 2017 | Pinkbell
    The New York Times has left up a false Tweet repudiated by the Patriots comparing team size between the New England Patriots White House visit under President Trump and former President Obama. On April the 19th, President Trump welcomed the Super Bowl 51 Champion New England Patriots to the White House.  The media watched this event carefully and not because they desired to watch the celebration but because Trump is a polarizing figure that they can't stand, and they were hoping as few players as possible would show up. In earnest, the New York Times went digging for pictures of...
  • Patriots smack down New York Times for fake news claim that fewer turned out for Trump visit

    04/20/2017 9:38:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Nice try, Gray Lady. You knew something like this would happen. The media not only can’t help themselves, they don’t want to help themselves. Their entire raison d’etre is to make Trump look bad, so they can’t just let a Super Bowl winner’s White House visit go by without at least trying to spin it negatively for Trump. What the New York Times didn’t count on in this instance was the team itself calling Bolshevik on it. But even after the Patriots did so, the Times still responded with a dishonest attempt to explain away its own fail:
  • Vet Carries Woman & Flag Across Boston Marathon Finish Line With Prosthetic Leg

    04/18/2017 7:18:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Heroes can emanate from all walks of life, but this particular hero is the gift that just keeps on giving. Army Staff Sergeant Earl Granville is receiving a ton of attention, and rightfully so, for what he did during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line. There hasn’t been word yet on why the woman needed to be carried, but when it comes to marathons, injuries and cramping are commonplace. Regardless of the reason, Granville decided...
  • Liberal Sports Media Praise Colin Kaepernick's Brilliance and Thoughtfulness

    04/13/2017 4:08:42 PM PDT · by Reagan 2.0 · 26 replies
    Idiotic Insights ^ | 4/11/17 | Scott Martin
    This week we have another example of an article that wouldn't have been written without Sports Illustrated and its writer's desire to keep foisting Colin Kaepernick's offensive propaganda on a weary readership. Waaaay towards the end of the article the hacktivist reporter, one Michael Rosenberg, notes that there are many reasons Kaepernick has not been signed other than Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the Star Spangled Banner. I searched far and wide for the SI article on why Jay Cutler (a slightly better QB over the past three years than Kaepernick) has yet to be signed by anyone this offseason....
  • Fox Sports' Shannon Sharpe: We've Got to Stop Tebow

    04/09/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 9, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Tim Tebow’s home run in his first professional baseball at-bat was an electric moment for many sports fans and media. Not for Shannon Sharpe though. The co-host of The Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 complained Friday that Tebow shouldn’t even be allowed to play baseball. “We’ve got to stop this,” Sharpe demanded. “Here’s a guy who is going to try every sport until he finds something he’s good at. How about he’s not good at anything.”
  • Police Officer Brutally Face Slams A Sorority Girl - 9 sec clip

    04/09/2017 10:03:28 AM PDT · by bogusname · 191 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/9/2017 | Salt
    Michaella Surat was thrown to the ground outside Bondi Beach Bar in Fort Collins on Thursday night after allegedly hitting one of the officers.
  • Panama 1, USA 1 | CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Match Recap

    03/29/2017 1:20:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    mlssoccer.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Charles Boehm
    The US national team rode their luck repeatedly, but eventually gritted out a hard-earned 1-1 draw with Panama at Estadio Rommel Fernandez on Tuesday night. Tim Howard had to make three saves and the back line wobbled repeatedly. But the visitors overcame tense circumstances, an uneven playing surface and constant Panamanian physicality to achieve the road point they’d originally targeted from this fixture.
  • Clint Dempsey scores hat-trick as USA thrash Honduras 6-0 in World Cup qualifier

    03/25/2017 2:12:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras on Friday. Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.
  • Male Weightlifter Wins Women's Competition. Shatters Record...Because, Well, He's a Dude

    03/22/2017 2:55:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    CMR ^ | March 21, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    Men ruin everything. And liberals ruin everything. So, if you do the math, you'll see that liberal men ruin everything like twicely or something. (Math was never really my subject. Or Grammar.) But it seems now that liberals and men are hell bent on destroying women's sports. Just a few decades after the liberal agenda gave us Title IX which demanded that educational institutions offer just as many scholarships for women's sport as they do men's sports, now liberals are demanding that men can call themselves women and that will effectively eradicate women's sports. You see, the first thing took...
  • Germany v England: Gareth Southgate says 'island' mentality must end

    03/22/2017 3:20:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Phil McNulty
    Gareth Southgate prepared for his first game as permanent England manager by insisting foundations are now in place to narrow the gap on their opponents Germany - but warned the country's "island" mentality must end. England's 3-2 win over the World Cup holders in Berlin last March left then manager Roy Hodgson proclaiming his "finest moment" in charge - only to resign in June after a humiliating last-16 exit to Iceland at Euro 2016. Southgate, who replaced Hodgson's successor Sam Allardyce after an unbeaten four-game run in interim charge, faces a stern test in Dortmund on Wednesday before a World...
  • Shaquille O’Neal says the Earth is flat, we’ve been lied to and he doesn’t care if you disagree

    03/20/2017 6:22:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 135 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 20, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Shaq, a college graduate, defended Kyrie, saying: “It’s true. The Earth is flat. Listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this sh*t is flat to me. You mean to tell me that China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.” One of Shaq’s podcast co-hosts refuted his assertion by saying, “We’ve seen the Earth from satellite imagery.” Shaq replied by saying that could be manipulated. To buttress his statement, Shaq pointed to the inaccuracies taught in school, such as the theory that Christopher Columbus had discovered America.
  • Uh oh. Ashley Judd is Now 'Scared' and Wants 'Apolitical Spaces'

    03/15/2017 7:34:14 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 37 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/15/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    In the safety of the large number of like-minded, pussy-capped women at the "march" held on the Washington Mall, actress Ashley Judd came off as fairly deranged, delivering an over-acted rendition of a rhyme-challenged poem written by a 19-year-old "nasty woman", targeting the evil, misogynist President Trump. It now comes with a sense of irony that the same Ashley Judd was approached and subjected to a very muted example of what Trump supporters and Republicans receive from those on her side of the aisle and it left her "scared". She shared her horrific experience with a post on Facebook.
  • University removes weight scales from the gym because they’re ‘triggering’ students

    03/13/2017 7:14:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 13, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    First year student Samar El Faki provided some insight. She told The Charlatan, the university newspaper, that removing the scales was a good idea because it would accommodate students with eating disorders. “Scales are very triggering,” she said. “I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness.”
  • Ashley Judd ‘very sad,’ ‘scared’ after man says ‘we like Trump’ at basketball game

    03/13/2017 10:05:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Ashley Judd says she’s “very sad” and “scared” after a man who took her picture at a Kentucky basketball game Saturday dared to mention that he likes President Trump. Ms. Judd, who famously spoke out against the president during the post-inauguration Women’s March on Washington, wrote a Facebook post about the “uncomfortable and scary” situation Saturday during the semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and Alabama Crimson Tide at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The actress described “an older man with white hair” who approached her at her seat and asked to take a picture. “I said ‘Yes.’ And before I could...
  • Is Roy Williams' UNC Degree in (Bleep)?

    03/11/2017 7:20:26 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 28 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Dear Roy Williams: If you can't tell the difference between what is a male, and what is a female, perhaps it is you who has a "bullsh*t" problem. In case you missed it, after their win over Miami in the quarterfinal round of the ACC basketball tournament, Williams was asked about the impact (on recruiting and media attention) of having the ACC tournament in a big city such as New York (the site of this year's tournament), as opposed to a city like Greensboro, North Carolina (a frequent host city). Williams answered, "It used to be much more [important to...
  • Trump golf empire flourishes, much to critics’ dismay

    03/09/2017 9:23:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Eric Lipton and Susanne Craig, the New York Times
    It is a golden age for golf — at least as far as the Trump Organization is concerned. On Memorial Day weekend, the Senior PGA Championship will be held at the Trump National Golf Club in suburban Washington, D.C. In July, the company’s course in Bedminster, New Jersey, is hosting another major event, the U.S. Women’s Open. The company is also bidding to host the Scottish Open or a half-dozen other possible professional tournaments at courses it owns in spots around the world from Miami to Dubai. “The stars have all aligned,” Eric Trump, who as executive vice president of...
  • Senator on Hearing Protection Act: ‘Lives will be lost’ (VIDEO)

    03/08/2017 12:39:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Eger
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, argues in a recent video about potential suppressor deregulation that it would be a danger to public safety. In a two-minute video short published by the Huffington Post this week, Murphy attacks the pending Hearing Protection Act as a piece of legislative charity to a flagging gun industry. “It will be a boon to the industry, but it will be terrible for the country,” says Murphy. “Silencers are used to commit crimes. They are used to conceal the fact that you are firing a weapon. There will be more crimes committed– more people...
  • I Told You Testosterone Would Make Women’s Sports More Interesting

    03/02/2017 5:21:11 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 12 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    To be fair—given the perverse transgender agenda of the modern left—my idea was that men (like Bruce—“Dude Looks Like a Lady!”—Jenner) would compete as “women.” My idea was not that female athletes who want to pretend that they are men (or boys)—and thus take athletic performance-enhancing drugs such as testosterone to help live such a deluded fantasy—would compete as females. I did not imagine this because (I thought) virtually every female athletic association would not allow such an advantage. Of course, in most athletic associations this is the case, but at the high school level in the state of Texas,...