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  • Wow...2 in 1 day: Rene Auberjonois & Caroll Spinney RIP

    12/08/2019 3:16:03 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 40 replies
    NY Times | 12/8/19
    Two famous actors passed away today. Rene Auberjonois was 79. He played a snooty staffer opposite Robert Guiiaume in the 80's series 'Benson'. He was slightly morer famous for playing the shape-shifting Founder 'Odo' on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. The other was Carrol Spinney, who was 85. You probably don't know him by face, but you definitely knew him as his characters. He was the first and original 'Big Bird' and 'Oscar the Grouch' on 'Sesame Street' providing both the voices and puppetry for the characters. He only gave up being the characters not that long ago.
  • Disgrace: Seventh Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Rape in Anti-ICE County Since Late July

    09/03/2019 11:10:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/3/2019 | Guy Benson
    Last time we checked in on progressive Montgomery County, Maryland, four illegal immigrants had been arrested on rape charges since Democratic politicians imposed new rules in late July that hampered local officials' ability to cooperate with ICE. The federal agency warned that this act of political signaling would put innocent people's well being at risk, an admonition that has been tragically vindicated on numerous occasions since. Two of the aforementioned rape suspects, both in their 20's, had been taken into custody for allegedly repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl. One of those suspects had been ignoring a final immigration removal notice...
  • Look Out, Democrats: Trump Surges to All-Time High in Latest WaPo/ABC Poll, And That's Not All...

    07/08/2019 12:15:06 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    TownHall ^ | 7/8/2019 | Guy Benson
    President Trump's job approval rating has jumped to 47 percent in a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News, his highest-ever mark in the series. He is only three points underwater (47/50) among registered voters, according to the numbers. As usual, there are red flags for Team Trump peppered throughout the data -- but some of the top lines suggest that if the US economy remains in strong shape one year from now, the incumbent will be formidable, in spite of his perennially mediocre-to-poor public approval levels. In this snapshot, Trump's standing is essentially the same as Barack...
  • The Gaying of Fox News

    07/26/2018 1:27:51 PM PDT · by heye2monn · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Once regarded by conservatives as the country’s sole red, white and blue national television news network, Fox News is increasingly showing its rainbow colors.
  • Former USS Fitzgerald CO Pleads Not Guilty to Negligence Charges

    07/11/2018 10:49:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute News ^ | 7-11-2018 | Sam LaGrone
    WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The former commander of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) has pleaded not guilty to charges he committed criminal acts leading up to the collision of the guided-missile destroyer, in a Tuesday arraignment.Cmdr. Bryce Benson is now set to face a general court-martial on charges of negligence and hazarding a vessel, after entering his plea during a brief hearing before a military judge today. The trial is set for Jan. 28.Benson was in his stateroom asleep when merchant ship ACX Crystal collided with Fitzgerald on June 17, 2017, off the coast of Japan. The collision resulted in the...
  • Who Will the President Nominate for SCOTUS Tonight? (signs point to Kavanaugh)

    07/09/2018 3:06:30 PM PDT · by Signalman · 88 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 7/9/2019 | Guy Benson
    UPDATE (5:20pm ET) - Several signs are pointing to Kavanaugh. Either it's him, or this is an extraordinary bit of misdirection. The breadcrumbs from my source are related to members of Team Kavanaugh abruptly leaving law firms this afternoon. The source says he's been told "from the inside" that Kavanaugh is the pick. The second tweet, however, could be even more telling: UPDATE (3:30pm ET) - Three sources tell me the president's pick will not be Raymond Kethledge. One of them also says Amy Barrett is likely out, but that's less solid. Taken together, these indications suggest that the Times'...
  • County board lays out plan on efficiency, economy

    04/05/2018 5:58:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE — Over the next three years, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will be busy trying to reach the goals of the Strategic Plan they and county staff developed. Supervisors Ann English, Pat Call and Peggy Judd have agreed to the ambitious agenda that reflects the determination to make the county government more efficient and effective, to improve the county’s economic position, and to continue to maintain and improve infrastructure. Over the past few months, the supervisors met with department heads and County Administrator Ed Gilligan to focus thoughts, determine feasibility and set timelines. They met with Facilities Director...
  • GOP Senator: It Looks Like We'll Have a SCOTUS Vacancy This Year

    03/12/2018 8:08:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    TownHall ^ | 3/12/2018 | Guy Benson
    A holdover from last week, which is just too juicy to pass by without comment. This is intriguing stuff from Nevada's Dean Heller, the incumbent Senate Republican who Democrats are most bullish about replacing this November -- in a state Trump lost by nearly three points to Hillary Clinton last cycle. Many observers are framing this comment as a mere prediction, but is it? Here's what he told a legal group in Las Vegas on Friday: “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke...
  • Robert Guillaume, Emmy-Winning Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

    10/24/2017 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    nbc ^ | October 24 2017 | Daniel Arkin
    Robert Guillaume, the gravel-voiced and urbane actor who won Emmys for playing a sarcastic butler-turned-politician on two different sitcoms, died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday. He was 89. "Donna Brown Guillaume is deeply saddened by the passing of her husband," his wife said in a statement from his manager, adding that he died in their Los Angeles home. Guillaume, whose quietly legendary career on stage and screen spanned decades, was best known for playing the wry, sharp-tongued Benson DuBois, first as a supporting player on the primetime soap opera parody "Soap" (1977-81) and later as the star of...
  • Robert Guillaume, Star of ‘Benson,’ Dies at 89

    10/24/2017 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/24/2017 | Richard Natale
    Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which he created on the 1977 series “Soap,” before his character was spun off in 1979. Guillaume won Emmys both for “Soap” (as supporting actor) and “Benson” (as lead actor). He was also known as the the voice of Rafiki in “The Lion...
  • Left-Wing Silencers Are Addicted to Unhinged Outrage, Which Only Helps Trump

    08/03/2017 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9/3/2017 | Guy Benson
    Two years ago, Mary Katharine Ham and I published End of Discussion, in which we warned that the Left's politically-correct mob was ruining American discourse. These bullies were increasingly seeking to "win" political and cultural debates by preventing them from happening in the first place, we argued, pointing to leftist tactics to silence and shut down honest conversations through a nonstop barrage of motive-impugning grievances. The book was originally published literally one week prior to Donald Trump's now-iconic escalator descent to announce what appeared to be a long-shot presidential run. Twenty-six months later, he's president, and Berkeley is on fire....
  • A new attraction rolls into the Benson Visitor Center

    08/28/2016 12:35:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    BENSON – The Benson Visitor Center’s murals and historic displays will be sharing the spotlight with a new attraction. A model train — the detailed replica of a Union Pacific SD 70 locomotive pulling five railcars — is now circling around the inside of the visitor center, mounted high overhead on a track suspended from the building’s ceiling. The project marks the first phase of a series of model train displays planned for the visitor center by Bob Nilson, tourism supervisor for the City of Benson. Funding for the train, track and support structures came through a $6,000 grant from...
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • BREAKING THROUGH WITH INTIMACY [ charistmatic caucus]

    05/06/2015 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Intimacy is the key to your breaking through in your days ahead . So persevere as Daniel and Gabriel for I will send My angels of My Presence as Michael (AS GOD) as you spend time in mine . . . DANIEL 10:12-21 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael,...
  • And it came to pass, one day the Book of Mormon overtook the Bible — in LDS eyes

    02/11/2015 7:25:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 66 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune (Sltrib.com) ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Ezra Taft Benson, the only Mormon apostle ever to serve in a U.S. Cabinet, was known as a forceful foe of communism and a dedicated disciple of conservatism. Benson's most enduring religious legacy...may be his dramatic reordering of LDS scriptural priorities. In a word, Benson — during his 50-plus years as an LDS authority, including 8˝ as president — elevated the faith's signature scripture, the Book of Mormon, to its pre-eminence in the LDS canon, so that leaders and members alike now quote and read it more often than the Bible. This year, as members of the 15 million-member Church...
  • American Pickers is heading to Arizona

    02/05/2015 9:49:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies
    BENSON — When the show American Pickers comes through Arizona in March, Cochise County’s communities could have a lot to offer the documentary series. The county, with its colorful 1800s history of mining, ranching, military and Native Americans, is bound to be an ideal stopping place for this History Channel hit documentary series. American Pickers showcases the exploits of expert pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they search for America’s most valuable antiques. The two are interested in everything from old motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. They urge folks to tell them about unique collections...
  • Crack Up: Democrats Fracturing Over Obama's Executive Amnesty?

    11/18/2014 12:12:03 PM PST · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    Having endured an electoral beating two weeks ago, and staring at poor-to-horrific polling, some Congressional Democrats may be getting cold feet on President Obama's impending immigration policy upheaval by executive fiat. A liberal blogger at the Washington Post worries that in spite of the fact that most Senate Democrats are locking arms in support of Obama diminishing their Constitutional power, some back-benchers from red and purple states may be nervously eyeing an escape hatch. And liberals are preparing a blitz of pressure to bring any wayward partisans back in line: What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and...
  • Anna Benson arrested after raiding Kris Benson’s house with a gun, bulletproof vest

    07/10/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT | Craig Calcaterra
    Remember back in the day when Anna and Kris Benson were, for lack of any other better candidates, baseball’s first couple? Kris had a couple of good years with the Pirates that he parlayed into a nice contract with the Mets. Anna was the dancer-turned baseball wife who posed in gentlemen’s magazines and said audacious things in public. Things like, if Kris ever cheated on her she’d sleep with the entire Mets roster. We all got laughs at that stuff. ... Former “Baseball Wives” star Anna Benson – the estranged wife of ex-pitcher Kris Benson – was arrested this morning...
  • American Insurgents [Army colonel ignites firestorm with article on crushing the Tea Party]

    08/13/2012 8:59:36 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies
    naplesnews.com ^ | 8-13-2012 | Vicki Crawford
    Imagine a group of individuals seizing an American town or city, disarming the local law enforcement agency, apprehending and imprisoning citizens who pose threats to their agenda, and taking over the local government. Such a scenario may seem unlikely to the average American unless one were to consider a group composed of something like Islamic extremists or foreign nationals who are anti-American with a political agenda. No doubt the guardians that we task to protect and defend our freedoms, our lives, and our property consider such a scenario as well as many potential other ones that can pose threats to...