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  • Potomac Nationals plan Titanic promotion

    02/27/2012 10:11:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | Dan Steinberg
    I received my first minor-league baseball promotional e-mail of the season on Monday morning, and it was a good one. Some highlights from the Potomac Nationals season preview: * On April 15, the P-Nats will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by allowing women and children into the ballpark 15 minutes before men. So, so amazing. * The team will also have a Presidential-campaign themed bobblehead night at some point, likely featuring the heads of Barack Obama and the Republican nominee.
  • ANOTHER Wealth Flub for Romney at NASCAR Race? (Democrats Pounce to show he's out of touch)

    02/27/2012 8:19:55 AM PST · by xzins · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Newser ^ | 27 Feb | Mark Russell
    Democrats quick to use quote to accuse Romney of being out of touch By Mark Russell, Newser Staff (Newser) – Mitt Romney's attempts to show he's just a regular guy continue to go awry. At an appearance at the Daytona 500 yesterday (which was rained out for the first time in history), Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he follows NASCAR. "Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he replied. No big surprise that Democrats were quick to use the sound bite to paint...
  • Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom

    02/27/2012 8:01:34 AM PST · by Recon Dad · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 27, 2012 | AP
    <p>DALLAS — The Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom, leading some of the region’s top oilmen to predict that Texas oil production will double within five to seven years.</p> <p>Oil drillers over the last eight years have found that the dense oil rock of the basin surrounding Midland and Odessa responds well to hydraulic fracturing, releasing lush yields. Total oil production last year in Texas averaged more than 1 million barrels per day for the first time since 2001.</p>
  • 57 Year Old Woman Has 52 Cosmetic Surgeries Performed Since 1987 Worlds Record

    02/27/2012 7:50:50 AM PST · by trailhkr1 · 45 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 2012 | RACHEL HALLIWELL
    During the last quarter-century Cindy has spent more than Ł62,000 on 52 surgical procedures, including five facelifts, jaw restructuring, a nose job, two eye-lifts, extensive liposuction and cheek implants. Around Ł20,000 more has gone on fillers and Botox injections. So much so, she is unrecognisable from the woman who underwent her first cosmetic procedure 25 years ago. Her incredible transformation from plain and frumpy to sexy stunner has earned Cindy the Guinness World Record for having had the most cosmetic surgery procedures.
  • Regional unit alignments could match brigades with combatant commanders

    02/27/2012 7:05:19 AM PST · by baileybat · 2 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | C.Todd Lopez
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Army News Service, Feb. 24, 2012) -- The Army's chief of staff has already said the Army will attempt to provide better support to combatant commanders -- the Department of Defense-level commands responsible for U.S. military interests across large swaths of the globe.
  • Meryl Streep in Rare Company with 3rd Oscar

    02/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 02/27/2012
    Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won best actress for her 17th Oscar nomination, the most times any performer has been nominated by the Academy. Her third win put her in a category with other three-time Oscar winners Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Only Katharine Hepburn with four wins had more. She joked about how many times she's been up for acting's highest honors. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear...
  • Rapper Jim Jones Arrested After Wild Brawl in CT Casino

    02/27/2012 6:09:57 AM PST · by Cowman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 Feb 2012 | Christopher Santorelli
    <p>The hip-hop artist and actor, whose “We Fly High” was one of 2007′s top-selling rap tracks, was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said. Vance said he was not certain how the altercation Friday night began. Jones said on Twitter that he posted $40,000 in bond, adding that he “had a ball” while in custody.</p>
  • Word for the Day, Monday, February 27, 2012-- mawkish

    02/27/2012 4:47:28 AM PST · by xsmommy · 63 replies
    2/27/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 2/27/12 ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". mawkish; adj. 1. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating Etymology: 1668, sickly, nauseated, from M.E. mawke "maggot" (see maggot). Sense of "sickly sentimental" is first recorded 1702 Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads...

    02/27/2012 4:26:18 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/27/42 | F. Tillman Durdin, Charles Hurd, Ralph Parker, Daniel T. Brigham, Robert P. Post
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  • Today's Toons 2/27/12

    02/27/2012 4:13:55 AM PST · by pookie18 · 15 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/27/12 | pookie18
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  • Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them

    02/27/2012 4:02:24 AM PST · by TPOOH · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Feb 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Three days after President Barack Obama dispatched his ambassador to Afghanistan to hand deliver a personal letter from the president of the United States to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing because U.S. forces at Bagram Air Force Base had mistakenly burnt some Korans, Karzai has responded to the gesture in a statement broadcast live on Afghan television. Karzai, according to a BBC translation of his remarks made Sunday, told the Afghan people he was speaking to them after discussing the matter with “jihadi leaders,” “prominent scholars,” and Afghan elected officials, and that he spoke for the “pure sentiments” of the...
  • Is The IRS Attempting to Intimidate Local Tea Parties?

    02/27/2012 3:27:44 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 27, 2012 | Colleen Owens
    Exclusive:In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Party groups across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Party groups in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio and Texas (we are hearing of more daily). There are several common threads to these letters: all are requesting more information from these independent Tea Parties in regard to their nonprofit 501c4 applications (for these types of nonprofit, donations are not deductible). While some of the requests are reasonable, much of them are strikingly onerous and, dare...
  • My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans

    02/27/2012 3:25:38 AM PST · by TigersEye · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Kira Davis
    Don't judge this by the title or the first one and a half minutes. Please watch it all the way through. It has already had 400,000 views in just under four days. Push it over the top. Like it. Comment on the Youtube thread. Share it everywhere you can.Let's shove that pathetic apology straight up 0bowMao's arse! ;-)
  • Crystal's Sammy Davis impression draws criticism

    02/26/2012 11:34:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | JAKE COYLE
    Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he parodied Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," going back in time to the 1920s. Then Crystal, performing as Davis in blackface, popped up and suggested they go kill Hitler.
  • Iran state TV says Oscar win victory over Israel

    02/26/2012 11:29:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2012
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state TV has described the country's foreign film Oscar win as a victory over Israel. The Monday broadcast says the award won by "The Separation" succeeded in "leaving behind" a film from the "Zionist regime," a reference to the country's arch-foe Israel.
  • Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

    02/26/2012 10:26:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Unknown
    A Glorieta family woke up Friday without Jilly. The family's 11-year-old dog was shot and killed Thursday by a New Mexico State Police officer who was on the family's property. The department tells our media partners at KOB-TV that it will investigate the incident, but initially sees no cause for disciplinary action. KOB-TV did not indicate whether the officer's name was made public. "Was there things that could have done different? Absolutely, however that's the situation that occurred and so now we'll deal with it," Lt. Robert McDonald said. Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report...
  • Gleick declares in Mann’s book review (after phishing Heartland) – “there IS a war on”

    02/26/2012 10:00:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 5+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | February 25, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    From Amazon’s list of Gleick book reviews hereMust read — for the real history of the climate debate and the war by deniers,February 8, 2012 This review is from: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Hardcover) Michael Mann — a world class scientist and communicator about the seriousness of climate change — has finally put all of the recent history (sordid, indeed) about climate denial, attacks on climate scientists, and serial and intentional efforts by climate “skeptics” and “deniers” (a word many of them self-apply) into a book. As the title suggests, there IS...
  • The Funding Imbalance ( AGW Cult vs the Skeptic's Heartland Institute)

    02/26/2012 9:41:45 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Mr Worthing (Blog) ^ | Sunday, 26 February 2012 | Malcolm
    Richard North at the EU Referendum blog provides some interesting comment regarding funding. While the warmists are successfully focusing attention on the minor-league operations of the Heartland Institute, with a total budget for all its issues, which include health care, education, and technology policy, of around $4.4 million, their own funding arrangements, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, are largely evading scrutiny. .... The Climate Works Foundation, though, is of special interest as it was in 2008, awarded $460,800,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a grant-making organisation with assets of $7.2 billion, which disbursed $353,400,000 in grants...
  • Arizona man finds Lindbergh treasures in trunk

    02/26/2012 9:33:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    Nova Hall was cleaning out his garage in Sedona 13 years ago when he discovered an old steamer trunk with his grandfather's initials on it. It was a treasure trove. The trunk contained blueprints drawn by his grandfather Donald A. Hall of the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane in which legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh flew the first-ever solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris in 1927. To do that, he needed a special aircraft, one that would fit his 6-foot-3 frame. In the trunk were photographs of his grandfather and Lindbergh in their...
  • The Pershing solution to terrorism

    02/26/2012 8:12:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Speedy Media
    From Speedy Media: Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines, by Muslim extremists. General Pershing captured 50 terrorists, and had them tied to posts for execution. He had his is men slaughter two pigs, in front of the horrified terrorists The soldiers soaked their bullets in the pig's blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies, and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th man go. And for...