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  • Chicago Cubs Jon Lester Ball Gets Stuck In Glove, Throws Glove To First Base

    04/20/2015 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/20/15
    Holy Cow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubJOmPmqwA
  • Tim McGraw faces backlash from pro-gun country music fans agreeing to Sandy Hook benefit concert

    04/17/2015 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    Tim McGraw is facing a backlash from country music fans who say that his decision to headline a concert for a gun control charity could end his career. The Louisiana-raised singer is scheduled to raise money with a Hartford, Connecticut show on July 17 for the Sandy Hook Promise group, which organized in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012. However, anti-gun control commenters have said that McGraw, 47, risks losing his career the same way female country trio the Dixie Chicks never bounced back from criticizing President George W Bush. The conservator pro-gun blog Bearing...
  • Parents rip school after college field trip includes only black students

    04/17/2015 8:45:40 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4/16/15
    Parents criticized Indiana school officials Thursday for a trip planned to local colleges that was only offered to black third-graders, ABC 57 reported. School officials defended the trip, saying the outing sends a positive message to black students who may believe the prospect of college is out of reach. "We take them to a college campus, have them meet African-American students, modeling the idea that as a black person, college is a great place," Dr. G. David Moss, the head of the African-American services at the South Bend Community Schools Corporation, told the station. The initiative has been criticized by...
  • Bobcat Drags Shark Out of Florida Surf

    04/09/2015 6:06:44 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 67 replies
    Nat Geo ^ | 4/8/15 | Brian Clark Howard
    Dramatic photograph appears to be real, experts say. Many species of cats are great fishers, and bobcats are no exception. But one bobcat created an extraordinary fish tale when it pulled a shark out of the surf. The dramatic moment was caught on camera by John Bailey in Vero Beach, Florida, Monday night, when he was walking along Sebastian Inlet State Park. Bailey has not yet responded to a request for comment but he told local media that he saw the cat fishing in the surf. Suddenly, the cat leaped and dragged a shark three to four feet long (one...
  • Concord coach invites Twitter to 'burn down' RFRA-supporting pizzeria

    04/02/2015 12:49:15 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 119 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 4/1/15 | Michelle Sokol
    Jess Dooley, a Concord High School golf, softball and basketball coach, was suspended hours after responding to Religious Freedom Restoration Act news story with Tweet about arson. A Concord High School coach has been suspended after she tweeted about arson in relation to a Walkerton pizzeria whose owners told the media they agree with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Jess Dooley, who is the head coach of the girls golf program and also an assistant coach with the softball and girls basketball programs, took to Twitter Wednesday, April 1, to voice her opinion about the RFRA. She was adding to...
  • FReep TMZ poll intended to bash Rush Limbaugh

    03/16/2015 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 18 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/16/15
    Kanye West's next chart-topping hit is ready and waiting -- all he has to do is re-record the racist chant that got 2 University of Oklahoma frat boys expelled ... according to Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh made the suggestion during his radio show Wednesday ... claiming if Yeezy made a song out of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chant -- "You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me. There will never be a ni***r SAE" -- he could cash in on it. As Rush put it, "If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian's husband,...
  • Artist: Bill Clinton's portrait contains Monica Lewinsky reference

    03/02/2015 9:03:22 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/2/15 | Nick Gass
    An artist who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton says there’s more to the piece than one might see at first blush. Pennsylvania artist Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News that he included a shadow of a blue dress in the 2006 portrait that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. It’s an apparent reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, with Shanks adding that the 42nd president is “probably the most famous liar of all time.” “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 86 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • The Most Popular US Dog Breeds in 2014

    02/26/2015 9:10:21 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 112 replies
    AP ^ | 2/25/15
    The American Kennel Club is releasing its annual rankings of the popularity of different dog breeds. THE TOP 10 FOR 2014: 1)Labrador retriever 2)German shepherd 3)Golden retriever 4)Bulldog 5)Beagle 6)Yorkshire terrier 7)Poodle 8)Boxer 9)French bulldog 10)Rottweiler HOW THE LINEUP CHANGED: The French bulldog entered the top 10 for the first time since the decade of the 1910s (the breed was ranked 11th in 2013). The dachshund dropped out; it was number 10 in 2013.
  • Where would Ronald Reagan fall on the GOP meter?

    02/26/2015 7:08:12 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    When conservatives gather at National Harbor on Thursday for their annual confab, there will be homages to ­Ronald Reagan everywhere. He’ll be mentioned in speeches, he’ll show up as a life-size cardboard cutout, and he’ll be on posters and buttons. The event’s big dinner is in his name. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan is king. And the many Republicans vying to be president will work feverishly to align with him. But do they? For the Loop, Crowdpac, a group that mines campaign and political data and assigns ideological scores, compared Reagan during his time in office with the...
  • DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

    02/20/2015 6:45:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/15 | Evan Perez and Wes Bruer
    Washington (CNN)They're carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority. A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. DHS Secretary: ISIS reaching into U.S. to recruit DHS Secretary: ISIS reaching into U.S. to recruit 03:30 PLAY VIDEO Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups...
  • Poll finds Clinton, Bush tied in Virginia

    02/18/2015 6:06:46 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 48 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 2/18/15 | JIM NOLAN
    If the 2016 presidential election were held today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be in a virtual tie with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the race for Virginia, according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released this morning. The survey of potential presidential candidates in the swing states shows that Clinton, a likely Democratic nominee, and Bush, the son and brother of former Republican presidents are tied, 42-42 in Virginia. With a margin of error of +/- 3 percent, Clinton is also in a statistical tie with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, with a 44-42 edge, as well as former...
  • Bruce Jenner facing manslaughter charges 'after new video shows he DID cause crash...

    02/18/2015 5:40:30 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/15 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    New video evidence in the Bruce Jenner car crash incident could spell trouble for the transitioning reality star following the four-car incident that left one person dead and seven injured on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, earlier this month. An MTA bus traveling behind the Hummer involved is reported to have captured the entire incident on mounted cameras, evidence that is now in the hands of the police. The footage, which has been reconstructed, shows the 65-year-old former Olympian smash his Cadillac Escalade into the back of both the victim’s white Lexus and the Toyota Prius involved. Most...
  • School worksheet tells kids GOP thinks helping poor 'waste of money,' parent claims

    02/10/2015 8:56:52 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/9/15
    A Wisconsin mother claims her 16-year-old son's classroom assignment last week described Republicans as opposed to helping the poor because "it's a waste of money." The woman said her son, a junior at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., was asked, along with other students, to complete an assignment about different views on the political spectrum while in a U.S. government and politics class on Thursday. The assignment listed a series of quotes and required students to identify which party affiliation best represented each statement. The first quote read, "We should not help the poor, it’s a waste...
  • The Super Bowl Ad Report Card...The best and worst commercials of 2015.

    02/02/2015 12:57:42 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 49 replies
    Slate.com ^ | Seth Stevenson
    After a year full of discord and #outrage, Super Bowl advertisers went waaay somber. It’s as if they hoped to gently heal us, to spur reflection, to encourage us all to just, like, coexist with each other and consider each other’s struggles. Over the course of the night, there appeared dead children. Absent fathers. People forced to work during the Super Bowl instead of watching the game. There was Jeff Bridges helping us to conquer our nighttime anxieties. Frankly, the whole thing was sort of a bummer. I’m all in favor of marketers evolving beyond the farting animals and contused...
  • Tesla P85D Insane Mode Launch Reactions Compilation - Explicit Version

    01/28/2015 2:17:28 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/25/15
  • Cake Shop Faces Legal Action For Refusing to Make Anti LGBT Cake

    01/22/2015 8:38:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    Denver Eater ^ | 1/20/15 | Andra Zeppelin
    Azucar Bakery owner Marjorie Silva refused to make a Bible-shaped cake complete with strong anti-gay wording and imagery. Azucar Bakery found itself in hot waters over the message that was meant to go on a Bible-shaped cake, reported Out Front Colorado. The staff at the South Broadway spot refused to write "God hates homosexuality" and other anti-LGBT text and imagery on a cake that a man attempted to order. The man came in and began ordering a cake. After he found an image of a Bible-shaped cake to his liking, he showed the bakery employees the message he wanted displayed...
  • Report: Jay Gruden is 'done' with Robert Griffin III

    12/05/2014 7:11:10 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 23 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 12/4/14 | Ross Jones
    Robert Griffin III's days in Washington appear to be numbered. Jay Gruden believes Griffin is more concerned about building his brand off the field than with his play on it and the first-year head coach is "now done with him," according to Jason Reid of The Washington Post, citing multiple people within the organization. Griffin, who was selected No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, hasn't won a game in more than a calendar year and is viewed as a long-term project as a pocket passer by Gruden, according to the report. Before being benched for quarterback Colt McCoy...
  • Pharrell accuses Michael Brown of 'bully-ish' behavior and says unarmed teen was 'asking for trouble

    11/26/2014 7:51:15 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 27 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/26/14 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    Pharrell Williams, one of the biggest black figures in the music industry, has spoken out about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, saying he is 'troubled' a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer responsible. But the 'Happy' singer also sparked outrage from his fans by calling Brown's behavior leading up to his August 9 death 'bully-ish'. Before he was shot dead, Brown was caught on surveillance camera stealing a handful of cigarillos from a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri, and intimidating the shop owner. While Pharrell says that was no excuse for Officer Darren Wilson to...
  • Former Democratic Charlotte Mayor, a Convicted Felon, Caught at Polling Place...(VOTING!)

    11/05/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/4/14 | Oliver Darcy
    Full Title "Former Democratic Charlotte Mayor, a Convicted Felon, Caught at Polling Place Doing Something ‘He Shouldn’t Have Done’" Former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon appeared to cast a ballot Tuesday, putting him in violation of his bond, an official told a local news outlet. Greg Forrest, who heads Charlotte’s U.S. Probation Office, told the Observer the action might have the 47-year-old Democrat in front of a judge again. “Let’s cut to the chase: He shouldn’t have done that, and we’re going to talk to him tomorrow,” Forrest told the newspaper. Forrest said he would report the apparent...
  • 16 Most Awkward Mother’s Day Photos - The oddest ways to show mom you love her

    10/30/2014 8:52:17 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 4 replies
    Everyone loves their mom, but some people have rather odd ways of showing it. We’ve found some of the most embarrassingly awkward Mother’s Day photos that have ever existed. LINK
  • AP College Football Poll 2014: Complete Week 9 Rankings Released

    10/19/2014 12:58:20 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/19/14 | Timothy Rapp
    Another week, another set of brilliant matchups, thrilling finishes and newly minted debates forged in college football. The destination in college football this season might be the new four-team playoff, but boy, oh boy, has the journey been fun. With several top teams facing off, this week's Associated Press rankings were sure to look a whole lot different than they did coming in to the weekend. Let's take a look at how the AP voters view the college football landscape now. Also, make sure to check out Bleacher Report's official Top 25 and review the week that was. Record Pts...
  • Students: Transgender Woman Can’t Be Diversity Officer Because She’s a White Man Now

    10/16/2014 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 75 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/15/14 | Katherine Timpf
    A student who was born female felt perfectly comfortable identifying as a man at Wellesley College — until people said he shouldn’t be class diversity officer because he is now a white male. Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him. And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome...
  • RB Todd Gurley suspended ( indefinitely )

    10/09/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 10/09/14 | Chris Low
    "I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri." [+] EnlargeTodd Gurley, Georgia David Goldman/AP Images Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has rushed for 773 yards and eight TDs on 94 carries this season. Gurley, one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy, was leading the SEC with 773 rushing yards and had scored eight touchdowns in the first five games for the No. 13 Bulldogs. He ran for 163 yards and two TDs against Vanderbilt while also completing a 50-yard pass...
  • Nick Marshall accounts for 4 TDs as No. 5 Auburn blows out LSU

    10/04/2014 8:59:48 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/4/14
    AUBURN, Ala. -- Nick Marshall and the Auburn Tigers rose to the occasion on a week when most of the teams ranked ahead of them fell. Marshall passed for 207 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 119 and two more scores to lead No. 5 Auburn to a 41-7 blowout of No. 15 LSU on Saturday night. Auburn (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) dominated from the start on a week when No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma were upset. The 41 points equaled Auburn's highest total in the rivalry -- set with the same margin in...
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • Ex-Governor McDonnell and Wife Convicted After Corruption Trial

    09/04/2014 12:22:07 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 63 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/4/14 | Trip Gabriel
    RICHMOND, Va. — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court Thursday, following a trial that halted the political ascent of the one-time Republican star and peeled back the couple’s private life to the bone. As 11 counts of “guilty” were pronounced on counts of conspiracy, bribery and extortion for Mr. McDonnell, he covered his face with his hands and his head fell nearly to the defense table. His wife, convicted on eight counts, looked straight ahead. There were sobs from the seats behind the couple that included their five adult...
  • House GOP to Form Special Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    House Republicans will announce their intention to form a special select committee on Benghazi Friday, intensifying already highly-charged GOP scrutiny of the Obama administration’s handling of the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. The committee will be led by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.
  • True Detective Star: ‘The President Has Seen My Boobs’

    02/19/2014 12:50:18 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/18/14 | Matt Wilstein
    When most Americans saw the news that President Barack Obama planned to binge-watch HBO’s True Detective over Presidents’ Day weekend, they either shrugged became irrationally angry (depending on their political persuasions). But actress Alexandra Daddario had a very different reaction. She tweeted the following realization Monday night: .... The president has seen my boobs
  • Best, worst commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII

    02/02/2014 8:03:50 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 75 replies
    Newsday ^ | 2/2/14 | Verne Gay
    Jerry Seinfeld won the Super Bowl. But it was seriously close: He almost got beat by a puppy. But choices have to be made, and at deadline, the pup comes in second. A great Super Bowl for ads? Not great but reasonably good, with only a few ads that were far off the mark, even fewer that assaulted sensibilities and stomachs. That in itself is an accomplishment. This was the year of the tease (Seinfeld) and the year where fewer ads were pre-released in the hopes that viewers would pay closer attention, or at least be surprised. skip The best:...
  • Looking for Christmas gift ideas for an adult down syndrome new family member.

    12/23/2013 6:05:14 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 51 replies
    Me | 12/23/13 | Vanity
    I know it's late but we just heard we will have this guest and any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks And Merry Christmas.
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to write Washington Post column

    12/11/2013 9:09:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/11/13 | ERIK WEMPLE
    The journalistic bond between The Post and MSNBC just grew a bit stronger, as the paper’s opinion section announced that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be writing a monthly column. “We expect that she will bring to Post readers the strong arguments, sharp wit and thoughtful analysis of political and social issues that have made her show an Emmy Award winner,” noted a memo on the move. In a brief chat, Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt (the Erik Wemple Blog’s boss) said he was “really excited” about adding Maddow to his roster of columnists. “She’s written for us before...

    12/07/2013 5:40:55 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 78 replies
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  • WAR EAGLE!!!

    11/30/2013 4:34:48 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 115 replies
    11/30/13 | ME
    WAR EAGLE!!!
  • 2013 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 14 (Nov. 24)

    11/25/2013 8:34:26 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 47 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/24/13
    1 Alabama 11-0 2 Florida State 11-0 3 Ohio State 11-0 4 Auburn 10-1 5 Missouri 10-1 6 Clemson 10-1 7 Oklahoma State 10-1 8 Stanford 9-2 9 Baylor 9-1 10 South Carolina 9-2 11 Michigan State 10-1 12 Arizona State 9-2 13 Oregon 9-2 14 Northern Illinois 11-0 15 Wisconsin 9-2 16 Fresno State 10-0 17 LSU 8-3 18 Oklahoma 9-2 19 UCF 9-1 20 Louisville 10-1 21 Texas A&M 8-3 22 UCLA 8-3 23 USC 9-3 24 Duke 9-2 25 Notre Dame 8-3

    11/19/2013 7:49:18 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/13 | by LARRY O'CONNOR
    Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words "under God" from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, today. Plante broke the story on Washington DC talk radio station WMAL on his mid-morning program, "The Chris Plante Show."
  • Kevin Trudeau Found Guilty of Contempt for Misleading Infomercials About Weight-Loss Book

    11/13/2013 8:39:56 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/12/13 | LAUREN EFFRON and JAMES HILL
    It took jurors in a Chicago courtroom only one hour of deliberation to decide that controversial TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau was guilty of criminal contempt for making misleading claims in TV infomercials for his best-selling weight loss book. In closing arguments today, prosecutors listed several of the false claims Trudeau made in his infomercials for "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About," including that it was not a "diet," even though it required at least three weeks of eating 500 calories or less a day. It also required daily injections of a hormone found only in...
  • Auburn pulls out thrilling win over Manziel, Texas A&M

    10/19/2013 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 123 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 10/19/13
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than 2 minutes to play was first placed at the 1, but it was reviewed and ruled a touchdown. A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had a last chance, but Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, was sacked by Dee Ford on fourth down to secure the win. Manziel threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score, but was intercepted twice. He missed a...
  • Christie will sign bill that bans gay conversion therapy

    08/19/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/19/13 | Aaron Blake
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday will announce that he plans to sign a bill that will ban the practice of trying to convert gay children to a heterosexual lifestyle, according to an aide. Christie’s office had previously made clear that the governor doesn’t believe in gay conversion therapy, but it had not said whether he would sign the bill passed by the legislature. Christie said months ago that, despite his personal opposition, he wasn’t sure whether the government should legislate the therapy. “I still have those concerns,” he plans to say Monday. “Government should tread carefully into...
  • The Washington _________ Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL team as the Redskins.

    08/09/2013 8:16:00 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | 8/8/13 | By David Plotz
    This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins. For decades, American Indian activists and others have been asking, urging, and haranguing the Washington Redskins to ditch their nickname, calling it a racist slur and an insult to Indians. They have collected historical and cultural examples of the use of redskin as a pejorative and twice sued to void the Redskins trademark, arguing that the name cannot be legally protected because it’s a slur. (A ruling on the second suit is expected soon; the first failed for technical reasons.) A group in...
  • O.J. Simpson wins parole in robbery case

    07/31/2013 11:56:30 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 24 replies
    SI ^ | 7/31/13
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners on Wednesday released an order approving the former NFL star's parole request.
  • Feds move ahead with plans to kill barred owls — to save spotted owls

    07/24/2013 8:28:08 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/24/13 | M. Alex Johnson
    Using the delicate euphemism "limited experimental removal," a federal agency said Tuesday it plans to start shooting one species of owl to save another. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published an environmental impact statement explaining why it had approved the removal of about 3,600 barred owls — some by "lethal" means — in four "test areas" of Oregon, Washington and California. The reason: "Habitat loss and competition from recently arrived barred owls (are) the most pressing threats to the northern spotted owl." Killing barred owls is only one of the methods the statement details for controlling the population of...
  • Jury weighing Zimmerman's fate asks question about manslaughter option

    07/13/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 228 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/13 | Mariano Castillo and Greg Botelho
    (CNN) -- After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the six women deliberating George Zimmerman's fate asked the court Saturday evening for clarification on the instructions regarding manslaughter, the judge said. That couldn't have even been a question a few days ago: Judge Debra Nelson ruled Thursday, over the defense's vehement objection, to include manslaughter as an option for jurors, in addition to the second-degree murder charge. Their third option would be to find Zimmerman not guilty. The question -- which was read out in court, without the jurors present, shortly before 6 p.m. -- was the first posed by...
  • Derecho Risk From Chicago to Columbus

    06/12/2013 3:22:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 53 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | 6/12/13 | Anthony Sagliani
    Ingredients are coming together across parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley that could potentially trigger a derecho on Wednesday into Wednesday night. While it isn't exactly a certainty whether or not a derecho will form, some of the cities and towns most at risk include Chicago, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aurora, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio and Davenport, Iowa, to name a few. Strictly speaking, a derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. These showers and thunderstorms produce wind damage over a large swath of land. While...
  • Snakes in the trees at D.C. park

    05/30/2013 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 72 replies
    WTOP ^ | 5/30/13
    WASHINGTON - They're not on a plane, but snakes in a tree could still be scary -- especially when they're spotted in D.C. DCist says an email in an Adams Morgan Yahoo Group by a D.C. police sergeant discussed snakes falling out of trees at Walter Pierce Park in Northwest. The posting was reported by the website PoPville and reads: "On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 11:40am a call came in about a couple of snakes that fell out of the trees. When the snakes fell they scared the children, and everyone fled. This was in the playground area. I...
  • House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration

    05/17/2013 4:49:34 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/13 | Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai
    (Reuters) - Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving disputes that had threatened to torpedo negotiations. The breakthrough came at the end of a two-hour private meeting of seven Republican and Democratic negotiators. The eighth negotiator in this so-called House Gang of Eight was unavailable after undergoing surgery on Wednesday. The final sticking point, according to congressional sources, was over whether illegal immigrants now in the United States who gain legal status under the bill could participate...
  • Eva Longoria's new dating show Ready For Love is cancelled after just TWO episodes...poor ratings

    04/20/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | 4/20/13 | ELEANOR GOWER
    The dating series produced by Eva Longoria has been cancelled after just two episodes. U.S. network NBC HAS pulled Ready for Love from its schedules due to poor ratings. The first show only drew 3.8 million viewers and in its second week declined 13 per cent in the 18-49 demographic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Meghan McCain Fires Back at Ann Coulter’s Lethal Joke

    04/12/2013 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 22 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4/11/13 | Alisa Wiersema
    They’re at it again– Ann Coulter and Meghan McCain are in a Twitter war. The reason for the bickering? Ann Coulter stated that Meghan McCain should be killed in a blog posted on her own website, as well as Fox Nation. ”MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats’ gun proposals. (Let’s start with Meghan McCain!)” the blog said before it was taken down earlier this morning. McCain responded with a series of Tweets: Apparently Ann Coulter made a joke about me being killed in a...
  • Boehner Won't Say if GOP Has Any Plans to Curtail Any Part of Obamacare in Must-Pass Legislation

    03/07/2013 1:24:44 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 7, 2013 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would not say on Wednesday whether the Republican House leadership has any plans to curtail or de-fund any aspect of Obamacare in any must-pass legislation in this Congress. This is despite the fact that Boehner himself declared a year ago that an Obamacare regulation requiring health-care plans to provide cost-free coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs was an unconstitutional violation of the free exercise of religion and that Congress would not let it stand. At his Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Boehner, “Are there any provisions that will...
  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing (on CNN)

    02/27/2013 4:17:16 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/2713 | Brett LoGiurato
    Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting. Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran...