Articles Posted by Richard Kimball

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  • Lack of Unified Command Hurt Efforts to Clean Up BP Oil Spill, Gulf Coast Chiefs Say

    07/12/2010 7:40:37 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Fire Chief Magazine ^ | July 1, 2010 | Mary Rose Roberts
    Baldwin County, Ala., fire chiefs fired a letter to BP and federal officials claiming that their departments were rebuffed in their efforts to help protect beaches and waterways from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The chiefs complained that a non-existent unified command stifled the county's 36 volunteer fire departments' ability to stave off shore-based oil slicks, said Gib Hixon, president of the Baldwin County Fire Chiefs Association. Hixon said such oil pollution would critically impact the county's river estuary system, which is a breeding ground for fish, shrimp, crabs, pelicans and ospreys. "It is a beautiful area," said Hixon, who...
  • Taxes & Growth: Tale of Two States

    03/08/2010 9:15:09 AM PST · by Richard Kimball · 35 replies · 166+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 8, 2010 | Michael Barone
    'Stop messing with Texas!" That was the message Gov. Rick Perry bellowed on election night as he celebrated his victory over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the GOP primary for governor. In his reference to the slogan, Perry was making a point applicable to national as well as Texas politics and addressed to Democratic politicians as well as Republicans. Read more at: NY Post.
  • Another first gun question

    01/23/2010 12:42:20 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 77 replies · 1,388+ views
    Self | January 23, 2010 | Richard Kimball
    Young lady I know is around twenty and wants to get a concealed carry permit. She knows the safety concepts and has been safely handling .22 rifles and other small arms for years. This would be her first handgun. In Texas, for a concealed carry permit, she must test with a caliber larger than .22. If she tests with a revolver, her carry permit is only good for a revolver. She is relatively small, so please no suggestions for .45s, .50 Desert Eagles, etc. (Like that ever stops anyone from suggesting them anyway ;o>).
  • 2009 Necrology (Findagrave)

    12/12/2009 6:49:50 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 22 replies · 816+ views ^ | December, 2009 | Findagrave
    It may be a little early to start this, but this is's annual list of notable people who have died during the current year(more info on each person at source link): Michael Jackson; musician, entertainer Patrick Swayze; actor, dancer Walter Cronkite; communist sympathizer (it doesn't say that on the site) Farrah Fawcett; actress Dom DeLuise; entertainer Edward Kennedy; US Senator and ... Paul Harvey; news commentator Beatrice Arthur; actress Ed McMahon; television personality Ricardo Montalban; actor Soupy Sales; comedian Karl Malden; actor David Carradine; actor Mary Travers; vocalist James Whitmore; actor Les Paul; musician Jim Owens; college football coach...
  • Reagan Library Launches Official Ronald Reagan App for iPhone and iPod Touch

    12/08/2009 4:24:01 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 16 replies · 482+ views
    Reagan Foundation ^ | 12/8/09 | Reagan Foundation
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has launched iReagan, the official Ronald Reagan app for iPhone and iPod touch users. This FREE app, the first ever for a Presidential Library and for the National Archives, delivers Ronald Reagan right to your fingertips. Content includes: Full-length speeches including his famous Berlin Wall and "Evil Empire SpeechesIconic photos of President Reagan Stunning images and detailed descriptions of the Reagan Library's spectacular annual "Christmas Around the World" exhibit currently on display at the Library Inspirational quotes from "The Great Communicator"
  • New Google Earth requires you to allow automatic updates

    03/06/2009 9:05:54 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 63 replies · 2,445+ views
    Google Earth ^ | 03/06/09 | Self
    I kicked up Google Earth to do some research and they had a notice that a new version was available. I've always liked Google Earth, but never really trusted the Google guys. Anyway, I downloaded it, and when I got ready to install it, a notice came up that said to continue using Google Earth I had to agree to their new terms of service, which includes allowing a Google updater to operate on my computer in the background. It said the updater would search my hard drive and update all Google products. I clicked on decline and dropped the...
  • Looking for Music for Web from Indy Bands

    02/23/2008 11:42:50 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 4 replies · 173+ views
    2/24/2008 | Me
    Vanity request. On my photography site, I'm using a new album package that allows me to put music with the files. I'd like to use some Indy bands that would be willing to allow use of their music in exchange for a link back. The music needs to be of high quality. Most of my clients are young (high school and college), and cover a pretty broad range. Black, white, hispanic, country, alternative, rap, hip-hop, whatever. I can't use anything that has a lot of cursing, and nothing that's too sexually explicit. The site is I've gotten about 90,000...
  • The Right's Big Bet

    02/01/2008 7:31:58 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 77 replies · 131+ views
    Vanity | 2/1/2008 | Richard Kimball
    Please understand that this is not about what should be. It's my observation about what is happening. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and James Dobson have all come out not so much for Mitt Romney, but against John McCain. They’re placing a huge bet, and it will affect the Republican Party and conservatism for the next generation. I believe this is a watershed moment in party history, at least as important as the emergence of Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan realigned the political parties. He managed to create a coalition of the existing left/moderate Republican hierarchy (the country club Republicans)...
  • South Park Studios: No Walk in the Park

    03/23/2007 5:09:58 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 27 replies · 686+ views
    Apple ^ | March 23, 2007 | Dustin Driver
    It doesn’t get much more serious than South Park. Not that the show is dull or somber. It simply has the most manic production schedule of any animated series on television — probably ever. “We work between 100 and 120 hours in a seven-day week to deliver the episodes,” says Frank Agnone, supervising producer at South Park Studios in Los Angeles. “We’re moving unbelievably fast right out of the gate.” Consider that an understatement. The South Park staff has been known to work around the clock — for nearly 24 hours — to turn out a show. And they don’t...
  • Accident Claims Lives Of Father, Brother Of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson

    02/23/2007 4:09:49 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 5 replies · 426+ views
    KWTX Television ^ | 2/23/2007
    (February 23, 2007)— Oliver Tomlinson, 71, the father of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was killed in a traffic accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of FM 2643 and FM 434 near the town of Asa east of Waco. Tomlinson’s brother, Ronald C. McClain, 48, was injured in the crash
  • 4 towels, ashtray taken from Motel 6

    02/02/2007 2:28:45 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 29 replies · 806+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Jan. 28, 2007 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
    EULESS -- For at least one customer, Tom Bodett probably won't be leaving the light on. A thief took two cotton towels, two hand towels and an ashtray from a Motel 6 in the 100 block of Airport Freeway on Monday. A police report did not have the dollar loss in the theft. Bodett, the longtime spokesman for Motel 6, uses his trademark promise that "We'll leave the light on for you" to entice customers to the economy motels. But Bodett won't be losing sleep over the Euless theft.
  • How do you contact a moderator? Aside from posting useless vanities?

    05/19/2006 11:16:05 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 101 replies · 1,465+ views
    Self | May 20 | Self
    I made a screwup, and need to contact a moderator. A guy signed up with the screen name Dr. Richard Kimball. I posted to him, asking him to pick another name, as there might be confusion as to which of us had posted. He was very nice, and did. After making two posts with his new screen name, his privileges were revoked. I think it was because of signing up with multiple screen names. I feel badly about it, because he seems like a nice guy, and I think I accidentally got him banned. Anyway, I didn't want to flag...
  • Brokeback Mountain in Thirty Seconds by Bunnies

    03/05/2006 9:47:20 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 28 replies · 849+ views
    Starz ^ | March 5, 2006
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  • The Problem with Katrina

    03/03/2006 7:07:04 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 5 replies · 716+ views
    Random Neural Firings ^ | March 1, 2006 | Stephen Cook
    There’s an old saying that if your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. I have a sinking suspicion that the solutions the government will propose for dealing with future Hurricane Katrinas will confirm the saying. I’ve been watching the coverage of Katrina, the accusations, the problems, the drownings, the recovery and everything else. Congress will have hearings, the hearings will result in modifications of our response plans, extra funding and ultimately, probably the same sad results next time around. A recent article confirms my fears. The government has funded another 2500 coordinators, and is concerned...
  • Texans might trade first pick

    02/26/2006 8:29:11 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 47 replies · 441+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/26/2006 | Associated Press
    NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush might not land with the Houston Texans after all. Texans general manager Charley Casserly said Sunday that the Texans have been talking to teams about possibly trading the first pick in the 2006 draft. It has been widely speculated that the Heisman Trophy winning running back out of Southern California would end up with the Texans because they recently gave quarterback David Carr a three-year contract extension.
  • Williams reportedly fails fourth drug test

    02/19/2006 8:35:51 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 35 replies · 679+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/19/2006
    Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams might miss another season ... and this time it apparently won't be his decision. According to a broadcast report in Miami, which was later confirmed by two sources in a story posted Sunday on the Miami Herald's Web site, the Dolphins running back will be suspended for at least the entire 2006 season after failing a drug test for the fourth time in his career.
  • Wounded Soldier, Widow Awarded $102.6 million

    02/19/2006 3:36:17 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 18 replies · 662+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | 2/19/2006
    SALT LAKE CITY — A soldier wounded in Afghanistan and the widow of his slain comrade were awarded a $102.6 million judgment from the estate of a suspected Al Qaeda financier. U.S. District Judge Paul Cassell said the lawsuit may be the first filed by an American soldier against terrorists under the Patriot Act. But Sgt. Layne Morris, of West Jordan, and the family of medic Christopher Speer, could have a difficult time collecting their award, because the assets of the suspected financier are unknown. Other soldiers have difficulty identifying their attackers, making it difficult to hold individuals responsible.
  • Contax Camera Line Discontinued

    04/28/2005 10:48:45 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 17 replies · 744+ views
    Kyocera Press Release ^ | April 12, 2005 | Kyocera Corp.
    Kyocera Corporation (President: Yasuo Nishiguchi, hereafter called "Kyocera") has decided to terminate CONTAX-branded camera business. Although Carl Zeiss and Kyocera have entered into a long term co-operation regarding the development, production and sale of CONTAX-branded cameras, Kyocera has decided to terminate such business due to difficulties in catching up with the recent rapid market changes. Consequently, Kyocera will terminate the shipment of CONTAX-branded cameras, and the exclusive lenses and accessories in September, 2005, except for the CONTAX 645 camera system, the shipment of which to some markets will come to an end in December, 2005. Kyocera will continue to provide...
  • My email from Doug Wead

    02/23/2005 5:49:22 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 101 replies · 3,330+ views
    email | February 23, 2005 | Doug Wead
    I sent a pretty scathing email to Doug Wead. To my surprise, he sent back an actual, personal, note. Here is the text of his message: I was wrong to tape the president without his permission.  wish I could live my life over and do things differently. Actually, I think the released tapes made him look good, that unlike other tape stories this was not about catching someone doing something wrong but catching someone doing something right. and the media just reacted knee jerk to the word "tapes."   Actually, started taping him in 1988 - with his permission -...
  • PIRATES!!!!! (a shameless vanity)

    12/04/2004 5:49:45 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 20 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | December 4, 2004 | Stephen Cook
    The Crawford Pirates (President Bush's) hometown team are still on a rampage in the Class 2A high school playoffs. This week, we played the Celina Bobcats. Most people figured we were dead meat. Celina has been the class of 2A for years. They had not lost a 2A game since October 16, 1998. Their record during this streak is recorded here, On top of this, Celina spent the last two years in 3A, which is for schools above 400 students. Crawford is one of the smallest 2A schools in the state, with 192 students, five students above being a...
  • Report From Crawford, Texas

    10/02/2004 9:07:43 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 90 replies · 4,290+ views
    Stephen Cook | October 2, 2004 | Stephen Cook
    As many of you know, I have been a sports photographer for the Texas Iconoclast for the last three years. This week, the Iconoclast endorsed John Kerry over President Bush. Of course, Bush's home town newspaper endorsing his challenger made national news. While it came as no surprise to local residents, it was a chance for the national media to tout that even in Crawford, Texas, the citizens were turning against George Bush. The reality of the situation is a little bit different. As someone who has worked for the paper for a while, I know a little bit more...
  • Houston Fire Fighter Killed in Night Club Fire

    04/06/2004 9:31:50 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Federal Emergency Management Agency ^ | Mon Apr 5, 2004 | FEMA
    This is a message from the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Fire Administration. You may submit your comments or request additional information, by contacting USFA through our web site at: ------------------------------------ The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: Name: Kevin Wayne Kulow Rank: Probationary Firefighter Age: 32 Gender: Male Status: Career Years of Service: <1 Date of Incident: 04/04/2004 Time of Incident: 0555hrs Date of Death: 04/04/2004 Fire Department Name: Houston Fire Department Fire Department Address: 1205 Dart St., Houston, TX 77007 Fire Department Phone: (713) 247-5000 Fire Department Website: Fire Department Chief: Acting...
  • Photoshop Creative Suite Analyzes Images for Illegal Content

    01/10/2004 12:30:16 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 60 replies · 246+ views
    Adobe User Forums ^ | 1/10/2004 | Web board comment
    We received a TIFF image from a customer, of a $20 bill. The image does *not* violate any laws regarding reproduction of currency (it's not even close to actual-size, and it's not a "flat" portrayal - it's wavy, as if it's fluttering in the wind. Nor is it real-color. However, Photoshop CS refuses to open the image, and provides an error message regarding the (il)legality of currency reproduction and an "information" button that takes you to the web. (Photoshop 7, of course, has no such qualms). What the hell is this? In my book this is completely unacceptable - Photoshop...
  • Celebrity Deaths in 2003

    12/24/2003 2:15:09 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 90 replies · 2,048+ views
    Sympatico Personal Web Space ^ | December 24, 2003 | None listed
    Famous or not, we all end up dead. Here are some of the better known people to have passed on recently. Hope Lange, actress best known for the tv series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, died December 19 at the age of 70. Robert Stanfield, one time leader of the Progressive Conservatives, died December 16 at the age of 89. David Hemmings, actor best known for Blow Up, died December 3 at the age of 62. Warren Spahn, Hall of Fame pitcher, died December 1 at the age of 82. Art Carney, comic actor, died November 9 at the age...
  • Where's the Barfing Pumpkin

    10/29/2003 9:59:20 AM PST · by Richard Kimball · 21 replies · 3,018+ views
    Self | 10/28/2003 | Self
    I'm looking for the barfing pumpkin. Sorry to post this vanity, but I need the photo of the pumpkin barfing the pumpkin seeds, and have tried every search I could think of. Could someone post it for me? Thanks.
  • Beloit College Mindset List

    09/04/2003 3:35:26 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 17 replies · 248+ views
    Beloit College | Ron Nief
    Folks: One of the most popular postings on the TP Listserv over the years has been the annual "Beloit College Mindset List," that looks at today's college freshman and what they have and have not experienced in their short lifetimes. The results are both useful and sobering for any professor over 30. So here it is for the entering class of 2003 who will graduate in 2007. Regards, Rick Reis UP NEXT: Learning Civic Engagement without Diversity? Tomorrow's Academy ----------------------------------- 1,115 words ------------------------------ BELOIT COLLEGE RELEASES THE MINDSET LIST FOR THE CLASS OF 2007 Ron Nief Beloit, Wis.-Across...
  • It's only pre-season but...

    08/15/2003 9:50:40 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 15 replies · 213+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 8/15/2003 | Self
    Dallas rebounded from a dismal showing last week to slap the Texans around 34-6, with Quincy Carter playing well. Bill Parcells said he wants to see a little more from his players, indicating the comments by Jeremy Shockey may not be that far off base. Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb both played well, but the Packers slipped by the Browns 38-31, with Bret Farve having a good game. The Packers, who perform well whenever there's nothing on the line, said they're not planning on folding until the first round of the playoffs, when they'll jump to the AFC to get...
  • How Smart are You?

    06/21/2003 10:58:27 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 90 replies · 728+ views
    Emode Intelligence Testing ^ | 6/21/2003 | Self
    This is a web site that claims to test your intelligence. I scored a 131, and was listed as a "word warrior!" How do you test out? The test is here! BTW, I have no idea what intelligence testing means, other than what I've read in "Flowers for Algernon."
  • Original draft of "Living History" found

    06/13/2003 7:24:50 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 10 replies · 154+ views
    The Hidden Files ^ | 6/13/2003 | Hillary Clinton
    Although many people believe that Mrs. Clinton did not write her autobiography, she did, in fact write the first rough draft. This draft was the result of many hours of working alone, in a quiet hideaway. Modesty prevented Mrs. Clinton from revealing this. However, her publisher will release the original rough draft, which shows the New York Senator's distinctive writing style. The Hidden Files has obtained chapter 28 of this draft, and it is available on our website, here.
  • Basics of Flashover (Warwick fire related)

    02/22/2003 9:43:41 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 51 replies · 921+ views
    Self ^ | 2/22/2003 | Stephen Cook
    Basics of Flashover Essential ConceptsIgnition temperature (also referred to as auto-ignition temperature): All flammable materials have a temperature at which they will ignite, even if they are not in direct contact with flames. It?s the reason an unwatched pan of French fries bursts into flames on a stove. The grease reaches its auto-ignition temperature, and starts burning. Of, course, once it starts burning, the energy release increases geometrically, which speeds the heating of the remaining grease, causing the fire to double in intensity roughly every 30 seconds, until it either runs out of fuel or oxygen.Surface to mass ratio: The...
  • Forgent to get rich from JPEG

    07/18/2002 6:12:23 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 33 replies · 416+ views
    Forgent Networks (formally known as VTEL) has posted a press release stating their claim to JPEG and their intention to pursue licensing revenue from companies who use it. They own United States patent 4,698,672 which covers the JPEG compression standard, this patent was created by Compression Labs who Forgent bought back in 1997. The press release specifically mentions digital cameras as well as PDA's, web browsers, phones and scanners. It looks as though Sony has already paid $15 million for the privilege... From The Register: "Forgent's most recent SEC filing states that Sony Corporation paid the company $15 million for...
  • Satellites put on the tail of killer sharks

    08/05/2001 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 17+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 8/5/01 | Paul Ham
    AUSTRALIAN scientists are attaching satellite antennas to the fins of great white sharks - the most feared of the marine predators - to cut down on the growing number of fatal attacks off the country's coast. Several of the giant fish, immortalised in the film Jaws, are to be tagged in a programme run by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), a government institute. It follows five fatal shark attacks in the past 10 months - far above the previous average of one a year. Barry Bruce, scientific director of CSIRO, said the satellite link would allow experts ...

    11/25/2000 8:58:30 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 14+ views
    Middle East Newsline ^ | 11/25/2000 | Unsigned
    Russia has dismissed the threat of additional U.S. sanctions on its companies linked to Iranian missile and nonconventional programs amid plans to export hundreds of missiles to Teheran. The Israeli Yediot Aharonot daily reported on Friday that Russia plans to send 325 shoulder-fired SA-16 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran. The SA-16 is regarded as the most effective missile deployed in the former East Bloc and Israeli sources fear that they will be transported to the Hizbullah in Lebanon. The shipment is part of a deal to export 700 SA-16 missiles to Iran as part of a $1.75 billion contract. Yediot quoted ...
  • Federal court hands Bush campaign setback

    11/17/2000 4:54:06 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 143+ views ^ | Nov. 17, 2000
    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta this evening denied a GOP request for a temporary restraining order that would have stopped hand recounts of presidential votes in Florida. The court said that Florida state courts "will address and resolve" any constitutional issues. Vice President and Democratic candidate Al Gore's legal team had challenged Republicans in briefs filed Friday before the court, saying that Republicans sought to prevent "disseminating the truth." The campaign of Texas Gov. George W. Bush filed a motion with the court seeking a temporary restraining order and an injunction to halt manual recounts. A ...
  • Thanks, JimRob (Shameless vanity)

    11/07/2000 10:37:45 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 15+ views
    Self | 11/8/2000 | Self
    I try not to post vanities, but one thing that HAS to be posted is a thank you to JimRob from myself and any other Freepers that care to sign. The prayer vigils, grass-roots activism, and tireless work that came out of Free Republic were, IMHO, very important in this victory. I promise, no more vanities, but thanks Jim, you've shown what one man who cares enough can really do.

    08/31/2000 10:09:10 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 11+ views
    L1 News ^ | September 1, 2000 | Unsigned
    The disappearance of former British air hostess Lucie Blackman in Japan could encourage copycat abductions throughout the world, it has been claimed. The director of London-based United Nations Association Malcolm Harper said he feared Miss Blackman's suspected kidnapping could make white western women the prize commodity in an already global sex market. Miss Blackman was abducted from outside a bar in Tokyo where she worked as a hostess. An anonymous businessman has raised the reward to £100,000 for news on the 21-year old's whereabouts. Mr Harper said: "Our intelligence shows that the sex trade is a major problem throughout the ...
  • Estrich on Hannity and Colmes has no problem with bashing police or Boy Scouts

    08/19/2000 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 4+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 8/19/2000 | Self
    On Hannity and Colmes last night, Susan Estrich was on. A republican from Arizona mentioned the fact that police were spit on during the NY state convention, and the Boy Scouts were booed at the Democratic convention. I don't watch the show enough to know who's Hannity and who's Colmes, but the liberal (guy who wears glasses and looks like he's been whacked in the face with a frying pan) and Susan Estrich began immediately attacking the Arizona republican, claiming that he said Hillary had her convention supporters spit on the police. I noticed neither of them seemed to have ...
  • Strapped for Cash, United Nations Must Scale Back

    07/31/2000 9:03:56 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 13+ views ^ | 07/31/2000 | Unsigned
    Information surfaced this week suggesting the United Nations may be dangerously over-extended in its global peacekeeping missions. The U.N. budget – strained with financially delinquent member nations, 14 active peacekeeping missions, an international summit in two months and plans for major renovations – can stretch no further. The United Nations will be hard pressed to support its current missions, at least two of which are in critical stages. Establishing regional administrations in places like Kosovo and East Timor will be impossible until the United Nations itself can be financially stabilized. According to the reports that have leaked so far, the ...
  • Turning over domestic terrorism to Reno

    07/17/2000 10:54:05 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 364+ views ^ | April 7, 2000 | William J. Clinton
  • Last in the polls, but first in bumper stickers

    07/13/2000 10:17:35 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 19+ views
    Miami Herald Online ^ | July 16, 2000 | Dave Barry
    It's almost time for the political conventions, which means that millions of concerned American voters will be glued to their TV sets, watching the last few episodes of ''Survivor.'' Some TV viewers will also watch the conventions, but the majority of these will be Labrador retrievers who turned on the TV by biting the remote control and cannot figure out how to change the channel. Very few actual people watch the political conventions any more. Al Gore could accept the Democratic nomination buck naked, and nobody would notice except maybe Tipper. And don't be surprised if Al DOES accept the ...
  • Southern Baptist Convention faces schism as Texas considers leaving

    06/24/2000 11:34:33 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 6+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2000 | Unsigned
    DALLAS (AP) -- Texas' largest Baptist group may leave the increasingly conservative Southern Baptist Convention -- a move that would dramatically drain membership and financial support from the national organization. The Baptist General Convention of Texas, the largest state convention in the denomination, is openly discussing severing ties with the national body, which two years ago called for wives to "submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband." "We're not interested in siphoning off a lot of funds from Texas to fund a Jerry Falwell-clone church," the Rev. Clyde Glazener, president of the BGCT, told The Dallas Morning News ...
  • Gore Operatives on Free Republic

    06/18/2000 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 19+ views
    Self | 6/18/2000 | Self
    The London Times publishes a retread article on George Bush about cocaine use. This article includes no real new information, other than Bush did not take a physical by the required time and got grounded while in the national guard. This article has been posted on Free Republic 5 times today. It always dies a quick death due to lack of interest, but it also raises some questions. Why does this article keep getting posted when a quick search would find it's already here? There are two possible answers. The first is that the people who are posting it don't ...
  • 'Some Like It Hot' -- a Century's Best Comedy

    06/13/2000 11:19:06 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 1,431+ views
    Reuters | June 13, 2000 11:53 pm EST | Arthur Spiegelman
    "Some Like It Hot" and "Tootsie" -- films in which some of Hollywood's great male stars dress up as women, were named on Tuesday as the two funniest American films of all time. Picking the 100 best comedies for the American Film Institute (AFI), a blue-ribbon jury of 1,800 experts voted Billy Wilder's 1959 cross-dressing classic starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe No. 1, followed in second place by "Tootsie", the 1982 film in which Dustin Hoffman plays an actor who cannot get work as a man but stars as a woman. Two other transvestite tales made the ...
  • Is MSNBC is veering to the Right?

    06/10/2000 1:41:02 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 18+ views
    Vanity ^ | 6/10/2000 | Self
    Yesterday when I logged on to MSNBC, the lead story was about the new book, "Looking for Power in All the Wrong Places." In addition, the lead entertainment article was a story about Brittany Spears. Nothing unusual about either of these, except for the slant. The Hillary Clinton book is a scathing indictment of the First Lady, and contends, as conservatives have for years, that far from being a feminist icon, she has ridden her husband's coat-tails, and only has power because she has spent her entire life both campaigning and covering for her husband. Instead of being a trashing ...
  • China's Ruthless Crackdown and War on Christians Increasing

    05/21/2000 9:55:25 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 8+ views
    The South China Morning Post | 5/18/2000 | Unsigned
    Authorities in Guangdong province have closed down churches and arrested at least 10 leaders of underground Christian groups, an international advocacy group reported on Wednesday. The arrests come amid tightening controls on unauthorised religious activities throughout the country, coinciding with a campaign against the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement. ''We must emphasize strengthening management of religious affairs within the law,'' the official Guangming Daily newspaper proclaimed on Wednesday in a lengthy front-page commentary. Worship has been stopped and members of independent churches arrested in a number of small Guangdong communities, including Lixi, Tianwei, Fogang, Xiangshan, Huadu, Pingshan and Xinhua, according ...
  • Al Gore Quotations

    03/24/2000 7:04:14 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 81+ views
    1/14/1999 | Unknown
    &nbsp; &nbsp; "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." &nbsp; "Democrats understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child." &nbsp; "Welcome to President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and my fellow astronauts." &nbsp; "Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, &amp; water. If there is water we can breathe." &nbsp; "The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I ...
  • AIDS Explosion in Caribbean Blamed On Sex Tourism, Homophobia, Poverty

    02/25/2000 9:03:35 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 11+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2000 | Jeannine Relly
    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Homophobia, sex tourism, infidelity and poverty are major factors causing a rapid spread of AIDS and increasingly infecting women in the Caribbean, international and regional health officials said Friday. Societal norms encourage homosexuals to have heterosexual relationships, and married men to have sex with other women, said experts and victims. Also, poverty is forcing men and women to prostitution, often with tourists, they said in a dramatic and uncharacteristically open discussion. They spoke at a conference organized by the U.S. National Institutes of Health that is being held simultaneously on five Caribbean islands in ...
  • Flaming Pat Buchanan

    10/17/1999 12:50:38 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 16+ views
    Self | October 17, 1999 | Stephen Cook
    A few years ago, I saw an interview with Muhammad Ali. I saw the interview on two different stations. He was being asked the question of if he thought the pounding he took in the ring had affected his mental capacity (causing the slurred speech, etc.). The first time I saw the interview, they played his complete response. His response was, 'yes, I recognize that this is a possibility, but no, I don't think it happened to me.' In the second interview, done on another network, they voiced over the question, and played only a part of the response. His ...
  • Families of two Colorado high school victims sue

    10/04/1999 10:07:27 PM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 235+ views
    Reuters | October 4, 1999 | unsigned
    DENVER (Reuters) - The families of two students killed in a bloody rampage at a Colorado high school sued on Monday to force the school to install ceramic tiles with religious themes as memorials to their slain children. The families of Kelly Fleming, 16, and Daniel Rohrbough, 15, two of the victims of the April 20 massacre at Columbine High School, said the school had invited them to create the square tiles, then declined to install them in the school hallways because of the religious nature of the tiles. Columbine is a public school and administrators said religious tiles would ...
  • Foster death report sees Professional hit

    09/17/1999 12:30:26 AM PDT · by Richard Kimball · 16+ views
    WorldNet Daily | September 15, 1999 | Sarah Foster
    A three-judge federal panel yesterday unsealed a 511-page report, submitted by Kenneth Starr grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton in June, which -- in the view of its authors -- presents incontrovertible evidence of conspiracy and cover-up by the Justice Department and the Office of the Independent Counsel in connection with their investigations into Vincent Foster's death and counters the official conclusion that the top White House official "committed suicide by gunshot in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993." At the same time, the panel -- headed by David B. Sentelle, with Richard D. Cudahy and Peter T. Fay -- ...