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  • Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

    04/08/2014 11:09:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate...
  • Why Patrick Cannon sting took so long (RAT mayor of Charlotte bribed before election)

    03/30/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Gordon
    As the corruption investigation of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon went back underground Thursday, a nagging question hung over his embarrassed city: Couldnt this have been known before he was elected mayor in November? According to an affidavit released this week, the FBI became aware of possible illegal activity of then-City Council member Cannon as early as August 2010. By the time Cannon was sworn in as the citys top elected leader, undercover agents posing as real estate developers had flown him and his wife to Las Vegas and paid him almost $30,000 in bribes, prosecutors say.
  • Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges (North Carolina)

    03/26/2014 11:24:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | 3/26/2014 | Not Specified
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charged Cannon, 47, with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right. [snip] The complaint and law enforcement affidavit allege that Cannon accepted the bribes from the undercover FBI agents on five separate occasions. On the last occasion, on Feb. 21 Cannon allegedly accepted $20,000 in...
  • circa 1915 Vintage Photo: Cat On A Cannon

    12/09/2013 7:25:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Retroanut ^ | 1915 | Retronaut
    circa 1915: Cat on a cannon The mascot cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth on a 15-inch barrel
  • Divers successfully recover cannons from Queen Anne's Revenge (Blackbeard's ship)

    06/22/2013 4:38:18 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    WSFX.com ^ | Jun 21, 2013 | WECT Staff
    ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WECT) Divers trying to recover cannons from Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge wreck site off the coast of North Carolina were successful in their efforts Thursday. Bad weather forced the team to scrub the previous two trips, but the conditions were just right the third time around. A group from Cape Fear Community College used inflation bags to float two cannons to the surface. This is the first time the cannons have been out of the water in almost 300 years. According to David Hardin with CFCC, the cannons are estimated to weigh 2,000 pounds...
  • 1956 Vintage Photos: Armoured Vespa Scooter with Cannon

    06/18/2013 7:45:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1956 | Retronaut
    The Vespa 150 TAP is a Vespa scooter modified for use with paratroops. Introduced in 1956 and updated in 1959, it had a U.S.-made light anti-armour cannon. Roughly 800 of these scooters were deployed in the Algerian War.
  • Looking for a full size Civil War Cannon.

    04/18/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 20 replies
    18 April, 2013 | myself
    I am looking for someone with access to a full size Civil War Cannon, who would be able and willing to bring it to a gathering of old, dried up Artillerymen in the Evansville Area in June. Would prefer a field gun in the 10 lbs class, but if you have something different let me know.
  • Loaded Revolutionary War-Era Cannon Found In Central Park

    01/11/2013 7:47:48 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 21 replies
    CBS 2 via Drudge ^ | 1/11/2013
    Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2s Lou Young reported exclusively. The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the parks Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day after opening up the capped cannon for cleaning.
  • M65 Atomic Cannon ("Atomic Annie")

    08/12/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 61 replies
    US Army Gun, Heavy, Motorized, 280mm, M65 Atomic Annie | 12 August 2012 | Tankograd Technical Manual Series N 6001
    20 cannons were manufactured from 1951 to 1953. The cannon fired a W9 or W19 nuclear artillery shell with a maximum range of 24-29 miles. 5 Field Artillery Battalions were deployed to the 7th Army in West Germany between October 1953 and April 1954. The units were hosted by the 42nd Field Artillery Group. Each battalion had 3 280mm guns, 30 officers, 7 warrant officers and 401 enlisted men. All of the cannons were retired in December 1963.
  • ObamaCare Lost on the Medicaid Mandate & Commerce Power. It May Yet Lose on the Tax Power.

    07/14/2012 8:00:08 PM PDT · by hripka · 16 replies
    Cato at Liberty ^ | 6/29/2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Supporters of the Obama health law are incorrectly reading the Supreme Courts ruling as a victory. First, the ruling severely limited the Obama health laws Medicaid expansion, effectively giving states the green light to refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. Coupled with the fact that the statute already enables states to block the other half-trillion dollars of new entitlement spending, the law is in a very precarious position. Second, the Court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate is not a legitimate use of the Commerce Power. That too is a defeat for the government, even if it is of no...
  • Illinois Man Builds, Shoots, Sells Homemade Civil War Cannons

    06/16/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | dabneybailey
    Ray Carr, a resident of Charleston, Illinois, builds and sells homemade cannons. His most recent one is modeled after an 1862 Mountain Howitzer, its fully operational, and it can be yours for the low price of $4,750. Despite the high price tag and the obviously limited market, Carr claims that a bunch of people are interested. He told The Daily Eastern News, Most [prospective buyers] say, Id love to have it, but the wife wouldnt let me. We've all been there before. So, what motivates a man to build homemade Civil War replica cannons? The same thing that motivates all...
  • 10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever

    05/24/2012 7:30:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 2012 | David Hambling
    10 Largest Caliber Weapons Ever Most weapons, from .45 automatics to 155-mm howitzers, are described in terms of caliberthe diameter of their projectile. These are the biggest of the big. Some are impractical showpieces built to satisfy the outsize egos of dictators such as Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Others are pure demonstrations of extreme gunsmithing. All of them pack a punch. Largest Muzzle-Loading Cannon The Tsar Cannon was cast in bronze in 1586 and weighs 40 tons. Its 35-inch bore and could fire about 1800 pounds of stone grapeshot, earning it the nickname the Russian Shotgun. It was never...
  • Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Guns for Use at Sea

    04/18/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Matthew Cox
    Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Guns for Use at Sea The Navy is looking at arming its patrol boats and helicopters with the same withering firepower carried aboard the Armys AH-64 Apache gunship helicopters. ATK Armament Systems has modified its venerable M230 30mm chain gun to give naval forces a more potent alternative to the .50 caliber machine gun. For years, the Navy has admired the Apaches powerful, nose-mounted 30mm cannon, but the Navys strict safety guidelines make the M230s electrically-primed firing system unsafe for use aboard surface vessels. As a potential solution, the Navy awarded ATK a contract roughly two...
  • Errant 'Mythbusters' cannonball hits home in Dublin

    12/07/2011 6:54:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    contracostatimes.com ^ | 6 December, 2011 | Paul Thissen
    A cannonball misfired by the "Mythbusters" TV show crew blasted through an East Dublin home Tuesday afternoon while its occupants were asleep. It then smashed through a window of a minivan parked a few hundred feet away. No one was injured, and the home's residents did not wake up until the dust was settling on top of them, said an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The cannon was shot at the Sheriff's Office bomb range behind Santa Rita Jail about 4:15 p.m., said the spokesman, J.D. Nelson, who is also a consultant for the Discovery Channel TV show. He had...
  • Errant 'Mythbusters' cannonball hits East Bay house

    12/07/2011 1:10:13 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies · 2+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/7/11 | Paul Thissen
    A cannonball misfired by the "Mythbusters" TV show crew blasted through an East Dublin home Tuesday afternoon while its occupants were asleep. It then smashed through a window of a minivan parked a few hundred feet away. No one was injured, and the home's residents did not wake up until the dust was settling on top of them, said an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The cannon was shot at the Sheriff's Office bomb range behind Santa Rita Jail about 4:15 p.m., said the spokesman, J.D. Nelson, who is also a consultant for the Discovery Channel TV show. He had...
  • Virginia Tech grad builds an iPhone-controlled beer cannon

    01/13/2011 1:56:01 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    digital trends ^ | 1-13-11 | Jeffrey Van Camp
    A Virginia Tech graduate has conjured up a machine and iPhone app that allows him to select a beer and have his fridge fire it across the room to him.
  • Alamo displays cannon likely used during battle

    09/24/2010 10:31:29 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 24, 2010, 10:54AM
    SAN ANTONIO A cannon thought to have been cast in Mexico and possibly used by the Texan army during the 1836 Alamo battle has taken its place at the historic mission. If its presumed link to the Alamo is proven, it would be the only known bronze Spanish cannon used by defenders that has been recovered, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday. As was the case with other cannons seized and disabled by Mexican troops after the famous 1836 battle, the cannon's cascabel and trunnions, which are used to pivot and aim the weapon, have been broken off. "It's...
  • The 30mm Solution

    07/05/2010 6:46:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 7/4/2010 | The Strategy Page
    U.S. Army has established a second source (General Dynamics) for 30mm cannon ammunition. This is to insure there are no interruptions in deliveries, and some competition when it comes to production quality and price. The U.S. Army is using over half a million 30mm cannon rounds a year for its AH-64 Apache helicopter gunships. Each round costs over $100. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the most accurate cannon fire comes from the 30mm autocannon on the AH-64 helicopter, and such support is very popular. This is partly because of the increased emphasis on reducing civilian casualties. During the heaviest combat in...
  • Rail Gun Pumps Rounds At Swarms

    05/06/2010 3:45:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 1,448+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | Greg Grant
    One of the more intriguing technologies spotted at this weeks Navy League Sea-Air-Space Expo was General Atomics electromagnetic rail cannon. The company has been working for a number of years with the Office of Naval Research on a 200-nautical mile gun system. In a parallel effort, theyve been developing a smaller, pulse-power technology demonstrator, called the Blitzer, for ship defense against anti-ship cruise missiles and small boat swarms. Two million amps launch a guided projectile at twice the speed of a conventional gun, but at much lower cost than the usual surface-to-air missile systems on most naval ships. General Atomics...
  • ATTN. D.C. BOUND TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Surround Obama at Cannon HOB at 3 p.m. EDT Today

    03/20/2010 5:42:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies · 5,373+ views
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Kristinn
    According to news reports, Barack Obama is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill this afternoon to lobby the House Democrat caucus to support his takeover of the American healthcare system.Latest reports show that there are still three dozen or more undecided Democrats.With Obama traveling to Capitol Hill while thousands of Tea Party Patriots are expected to be there at the same time, the Patriots will have a great chance to bring their message directly to Obama and the Democrats by surrounding them (as best as possible) at the Cannon House Office Building.From the AFP: Obama was due to meet Democratic...
  • Sonic Cannon

    01/19/2010 9:01:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/19/2010 | The Strategy Page
    Israel has developed a new non-lethal weapon; the Thunder Cannon. Light enough to be mounted in a cart, it uses a new Pulse Detonation Technology that combines LPG (liquefied natural gas) with air to create a sonic boom in a cannon type barrel. Each burst moves forward at 2,000 meters per second and lasts 300 milliseconds. The cannon generates 60 to 100 bursts per second. One 27 pound (12kg) canister of LPG can create 5,000 bursts. A PDA size control unit does the mixing and detonation. The cannon is effective, at hitting people with these sonic bursts, at ranges of...
  • A Cannon for Shooting Supplies into Space

    01/15/2010 3:00:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 35 replies · 1,372+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 1/15/10 | Amina Elahi
    John Hunter wants to shoot stuff into space with a 3,600-foot gun. And he’s dead serious—he’s done the math. Making deliveries to an orbital outpost on a rocket costs $5,000 per pound, but using a space gun would cost just $250 per pound. Building colossal guns has been Hunter’s pet project since 1992, when, while a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he first fired a 425-foot gun he built to test-launch hypersonic engines. Its methane-driven piston compressed hydrogen gas, which then expanded up the barrel to shoot a projectile. Mechanical firing can fail, however, so when Hunter’s company,...
  • 2 ex-Blackwater guards charged with murder

    01/07/2010 11:59:37 AM PST · by granite · 43 replies · 2,803+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/7/10 | LAT
    Both Cannon, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Drotleff, of Virginia Beach, Va., have said in recent interviews with the AP that they were justified when they opened fire on a threatening vehicle last year. Blackwater, now known as Xe, fired both men after the shooting for failing to comply with the terms of their contract.
  • ObamaCare Cost Will Be Closer To 6 Trillion Dollars

    11/28/2009 10:01:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 603+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-28-09 | Curt
    Michael F. Cannon from The Cato Institute writes about the trickery involved by Democrats in estimating how much the behemoth known as ObamaCare will cost and what the real cost of the Socialism will be: One gimmick makes the new entitlement spending appear smaller by not opening the spigot until late in the official 10-year budget window (20102019). Correcting for that gimmick in the Senate version, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) estimates, When all this new spending occurs i.e., from 2014 through 2023 this bill will cost $2.5 trillion over that ten-year period. Another gimmick pushes much of the...
  • Pa. man who shot cannonball into home faces felony

    10/16/2009 9:07:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 1,727+ views
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. A Pennsylvania Civil War buff faces a felony charge for accidentally firing a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. Fifty-four-year-old William Maser had been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Authorities on Thursday added a felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
  • Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

    09/05/2009 10:19:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,847+ views
    yahoo ^ | Sep 4,
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away...
  • Pa. man fires cannon, hits neighbor's house

    09/04/2009 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Zetman · 32 replies · 1,201+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, September 4, 2009 | AP - No Author Given
    A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. Fifty-four-year-old William Maser fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities say nobody was hurt.
  • W. Va. dad makes son cannon to fulfill birthday wish

    08/31/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT · by anymouse · 69 replies · 3,982+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2009 | Times West Virginian
    Mike Daugherty asked his 11-year-old son Logan what he wanted for his birthday. The boy said, "I want a cannon." Dad didn't scoff at Logan's request by saying, "How about a hippopotamus instead," as a Christmas song from another era lamented. No, Daugherty is not that kind of guy. He granted his son's wish and built him a Civil War-era cannon not a model, the real deal. The howitzer fires and rivals anything seen at Civil War reenactments across the country. He said it took him about two weeks to build and is worth about $6,000. "It looks like something...
  • Spooks--Obama & Obama Mama linked to CIA

    08/24/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 2,749+ views
    Spokane Examiner ^ | 8/24/09 | Greg Dail
    The eye-opener here concerns Obama's first job out of college. In his autobiography, "Dreams from My Fathers", Barack Obama writes of taking a job after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. He describes his employer as A consulting house to multinational corporations" in New York City, and his functions as a "research assistant" and "financial writer" In fact he was recruited by Business International Corporation that was continuously being accused of as a CIA front company. Wikipedia, an independent source, supports this, The company has been identified as cover organization for the Central Intelligence Agency, e.g. see Lobster Magazine, and...
  • Ann Coulter Reacts to Reporter's Admission of Media Bias Against Sarah Palin - Video 7/10/09

    07/10/2009 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,614+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Ann Coulter today reacting to the news that correspondent Carl Cannon has admitted that the mainstream media "took sides" during the 2008 Presidential Campaign against Sarah Palin and in favor of Joe Biden. Cannon admitted the media did not hold Biden to the same standard as they did Palin. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Co-Workers Remember Cannon's 'Theater Of The Mind'

    04/07/2009 5:12:30 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 282+ views
    WCCO (Minneapolis) ^ | April 07, 2009 | Esme Murphy
    Tuesday was a sad day for many fans of WCCO radio. One of the legendary broadcasters of our time has passed away. For 26 years, Steve Cannon was the afternoon drive host on WCCO-AM. He passed away Monday night at his home in Minneapolis at the age of 81 after a brief battle with cancer.
  • Obama's pick for No. 2 spot at EPA withdraws

    03/25/2009 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 6,576+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's pick for the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency is removing himself from consideration. Jon Cannon, a professor of environmental law at the University of Virginia, says he is withdrawing as the nominee for deputy EPA administrator because of scrutiny surrounding the America's Clean Water Foundation.
  • Adios Amigo! Jason Chaffetz Beats Chris Cannon in a Landslide!

    06/27/2008 5:14:26 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 32 replies · 301+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bay Buchanan
    The King of Amnesty is dead. On tuesday, Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points! Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason who used the money to make it clear to the voters of Utah that he stood for securing the borders and enforcing our laws, while Cannon stood for amnesty. Chris Cannon has long been one of our top targets. Hes sponsored over half a dozen amnesty bills, and has won awards from MALDEF and La Raza for his pro-amnestyrecord. We supported his challengers in 2004 and 2006, but they...
  • Cannon ousted in Republican primary [in Utah]

    06/25/2008 5:55:52 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 66 replies · 556+ views
    Politico.com ^ | June 25, 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    Republican voters in Utah ousted Rep. Chris Cannon in Tuesdays GOP primary, expressing their dissatisfaction with the six-term congressman over his left-of-center positions on immigration by nominating a challenger who made crackdowns on illegal immigration a central part of his platform. Cannon was trounced by Jason Chaffetz, the former chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah.) With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Cannon trails Chaffetz by 20 points 60 to 40 percent. The AP has called the race for Chaffetz.
  • Chaffetz appears to have ousted Cannon

    06/24/2008 9:20:33 PM PDT · by CarbonCounty · 15 replies · 184+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/24/08 | Robert Gehrke
    Jason Chaffetz's promise to change Washington, starting with Rep. Chris Cannon, resonated with Republican voters, who appear to have ousted the six-term incumbent in a Republican primary tonight. "You rock, and you rocked the Republican Party," Chaffetz told supporters gathered in Springville, shortly after polls closed. "We've done this all with volunteers, with no free meals and no polling. We've done it the right way. You can never convince me that one person can't make a difference." With nearly three-quarters of precincts counted, Chaffetz led Cannon by more than 20 points. Chaffetz now advances to face Democrat Bennion Spencer in...
  • Chaffetz appears to have ousted Cannon (UT-3, Pro-Amnesty Congressman defeated)

    06/24/2008 10:00:45 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 207+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/24/08 | Robert Gehrke
    Jason Chaffetz's promise to change Washington, starting with Rep. Chris Cannon, resonated with Republican voters, who appear to have ousted the six-term incumbent in a Republican primary tonight. "You rock, and you rocked the Republican Party," Chaffetz told supporters gathered in Springville, shortly after polls closed. "We've done this all with volunteers, with no free meals and no polling. We've done it the right way. You can never convince me that one person can't make a difference." With nearly three-quarters of precincts counted, Chaffetz led Cannon by more than 20 points. Chaffetz now advances to face Democrat Bennion Spencer in...
  • PIERCING THE VEIL: CANNON, CONYERS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO SAVE AMERICAN FAMILIES BILLIONS

    03/06/2008 2:42:54 PM PST · by hardknocks · 74 replies · 436+ views
    Congressman Cannon's Office ^ | 3/6/08 | Fred Piccolo
    WSAHINGTON DC Congressman Chris Cannon (R-UT), along with Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), today introduced the Credit Card Fair Fee Act (HR 5546) to address the anti-competitive aspects of credit card interchange fees and save American consumers and American families billions every year. Upon introducing this legislation, Congressman Cannon said, Free market capitalism is the most successful economic system the world has ever witnessed. Bedrock principles of that system include transparency and competition. The current system of setting fees that merchants pay for credit card transactions is anti-competitive and secretive. This bill does not set prices. Instead, it would...
  • [R-UT Representative] Cannon switch: 'Did I really say that?'

    02/25/2008 11:20:31 AM PST · by batter · 8 replies · 142+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 23 February 2008 | Sheena McFarland
    Rep. Chris Cannon has a firm stance on immigration. But it seems to shift depending on his audience. Wednesday, he took a moderate stance on immigration during a meeting with the editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune. He complained about uneven enforcement while talking up the importance of undocumented workers to the economy and the need for comprehensive reform at the federal level. But Thursday on a talk radio show and in a meeting with the editorial board of the Deseret Morning News, Cannon appeared to strike a much harder line. He distanced himself from President Bush's immigration reform...
  • Cannon: Immigration fix is not the states' job

    02/22/2008 8:40:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies · 98+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | Sheena McFarland
    Congressman Chris Cannon said the states shouldn't be dealing with immigration reform. "It's a federal problem," he said Wednesday in a meeting with the editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune. He said he realizes the federal government needs to find a solution. Cannon, a six-term Republican, pointed to the December 2006 immigration raids at Swift meat-packing plants, including one in Hyrum, Utah, calling them "inappropriate." Some 150 Latino undocumented workers at the Hyrum plant were arrested and many were deported. He characterized the move as political. "The Republicans planned it for October so they could say 'Vote for me,...
  • Pair of cannons found on Oregon Coast could be from 1846 ship

    02/19/2008 11:20:33 AM PST · by Squidpup · 33 replies · 9,451+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 19, 2008 | Noelle Crombie
    The discovery of a pair of pre-Civil War era cannons on the Oregon Coast this week has caused a stir among archeologists, historians and coast residents who have flocked to Arch Cape to get a look. The cannons, which residents and a state park official speculate came from the USS Shark, a survey schooner that ran aground on the Columbia Bar in 1846, washed up this week. One appeared Saturday and the other appeared Monday night as a state park official was documenting the discovery of the first one. The first cannon was spotted by a Tualatin father and daughter,...
  • NLOS Cannon Challenge ("No line of sight" cannon firing game! Fun!)

    01/30/2008 4:15:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 101 replies · 1,397+ views
    dsc.discovery.com ^ | Jan., 2008 | Discovery Channel
    "Use simulated velocity and elevation controls to destroy enemy targets with indirect fire"
  • Hurricane unearthed 18th-century cannons in Mexico

    08/30/2007 5:13:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies · 1,611+ views
    Yahoo News and Reuters ^ | 30 Aug 07 | None
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Dean's rampage over Mexico's Caribbean coast last week unearthed three rusted 18th century cannons that had lain buried under a sandy beach for decades. Hurricane Dean is pictured over Mexico in this satellite image taken on August 22, 2007. Hurricane Dean's rampage over Mexico's Caribbean coast last week unearthed three rusted 18th century cannons that had lain buried under a sandy beach for decades. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Handout/Reuters) The cannons, around 1.80 meter (5.9 feet) long, were spotted poking through the sand on a beach near the arty resort of Tulum after Dean hit...
  • Boy hurt by cannon blast feels twice wounded

    12/20/2006 12:53:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies · 1,792+ views
    Seattlepi.com ^ | December 20, 2006 | CAROL SMITH
    Accident in football town elicited threats, not get-well wishesSNOHOMISH -- The cannon shot that ripped into Brett Karch's leg, causing a gaping combat-style wound, has also torn a hole in his hometown community of Snohomish. Karch, whose leg was nearly amputated and who faces more than a year of physical rehabilitation with an uncertain outcome, has been the target of physical threats because of fears his injury will jeopardize the community's tradition of firing the ceremonial cannon before each high school football game and after touchdowns. For more than 30 years, the blast of the cherry-red cannon has ignited the...
  • Mystery surrounds F-16, pilot in Iraq crash

    11/28/2006 5:07:50 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies · 3,061+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 29, 2006 | Joseph Giordono
    Officials say jet belongs to New Mexico-based fighter wing, but all its pilots are accounted for. The pilot of an F-16 that crashed Monday in Iraqs Anbar province is officially listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, as defense officials confirmed that the plane though not the pilot was assigned to a squadron deployed to Iraq from New Mexico. Pentagon officials have not confirmed broadcast reports and video and still images apparently showing the pilots body and parachute on the ground. The pilots body was apparently removed before U.S. forces arrived on the scene after the crash, officials said...
  • Lawmaker helped brother's lobby clients (Chris Cannon)

    08/22/2006 7:16:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 170 replies · 1,886+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 17, 2006 | Ted Bridis
    WASHINGTON - Three times this year, a lobbyist sought help from Rep. Christopher Cannon for his clients and got it. The lobbyist was the congressman's brother, Joseph Cannon. The Utah lawmaker acknowledges helping his brother's clients, including pressing Congress last month to intervene in a business dispute over an Internet contract estimated to be worth as much as $1.3 billion. "If my wife decided to lobby, then we would probably say, 'No talking to my office.' I just don't see my brother in the same category," Cannon, R-Utah, told The Associated Press. Cannon has a financial interest in his brother's...
  • (reprise) DFU SONG: Battle of New Orleans (the Vince Foster body moving anniversary song)

    07/20/2006 4:07:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 641+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    I met Patrick Knowlton. He was one of the keys to the case. How Vince got to the park has still never been solved. Trooper Roger Perry was on duty at the Governor's Mansion in Arkansas when he received the phone call from Helen Dickey (Chelsea's nanny). That call was at about the time the body was found. Clinton claims he found out a couple hours later when he was on Larry King. Dickey lied in her testimony to D'Amato's committee and claimed she learned about the death hours later. Perry and Larry Patterson wanted to testify but D'Amato refused...
  • On Immigration, Cannon vs. Bilbray

    07/04/2006 10:42:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,076+ views
    Real Clear politics ^ | 7/5/06 | Ruben Navarette - San Diego U-T
    SAN DIEGO -- Folks say this border city has been brazenly invaded by an unsavory and disruptive element that opportunistically puts its own interests before the greater good. I never believed it -- until lately. But what can I say now that America's Finest City is crawling with Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, who have come here to hold hearings on immigration reform? San Diego plays host this week to the first of a series of public hearings on this combustible issue. The first hearing -- "Border Vulnerabilities and International Terrorism'' -- will be led by Rep....
  • The Cannon Con - Kaus

    07/04/2006 7:09:11 AM PDT · by rcocean · 2 replies · 344+ views
    Slate ^ | 7-4-2006 | Mickey Kaus
    The Cannon Con When immigration-legalization backers pose as something else. But wait: there's a deeper lack of contrast. Bilbray ran on a platform of opposition lto illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Cannon ... also ran on a plaform of opposition to illegal immigration. Here's the text of a last-minute Cannon TV ad, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune: "I'm Congressman Chris Cannon and I approve this message." Female announcer "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Male announcer: " But Congressman Chris Cannon says only if they come here legally." It's all eerily reminiscent of...
  • Utah race stirs calls for a deal on immigration

    06/29/2006 10:19:29 AM PDT · by Dane · 123 replies · 1,623+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2006 | Gebe Martinez
    Utah race stirs calls for a deal on immigration After Bush ally scores a victory in GOP primary, one lawmaker pushes comprehensive bill By GEBE MARTINEZ WASHINGTON - With President Bush's immigration policy surviving fierce criticism in a Utah congressional race, lawmakers on both sides of the debate turned their attention Wednesday to finding a compromise on immigration legislation. Those who oppose Bush's call for immigration reform which includes a guest worker program and legalization opportunities for millions of illegal immigrants along with tougher border security saw five-term Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, survive a tough primary challenge after...
  • WE LOST THE (IMMIGRATION)REFERENDUM

    06/28/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT · by Dane · 290 replies · 4,046+ views
    Lonsberry.com ^ | 6/28/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    WE LOST THE REFERENDUM It was a landslide. They had that referendum on illegal immigration yesterday and the answer was clear. People dont care. Im not saying that as a criticism, or as accusation, but as an observation. If yesterdays Republican Primary in Utahs third congressional district was a test of the countrys sentiment on illegal immigration, it is unarguably clear that people arent that bothered by it. At least theyre not in Utah. Congressman Chris Cannon pounded the living snot out of challenger John Jacob. It wasnt even close. John Jacob lost in every county, jurisdiction and precinct. At...