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  • 5 More Reasons Why ESPN Is Failing

    09/16/2017 8:07:14 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 16 Sep 2017 | Jeff Reynolds
    Man, ESPN just can't seem to get it together. In light of the Jemele Hill controversy this week (in which the host of SC6 — formerly SportsCenter — tweeted that Donald Trump is a white supremacist), it's helpful to review all of the problems the media juggernaut has created for itself. In March, I wrote The Top 5 Reasons ESPN's Ratings Are in Freefall. Things have only gotten worse since that time, with over 100 highly paid on-air personalities and other employees having been laid off in April in a cost-cutting move. ESPN seems to want to continue to double...
  • Aaron Rodgers defends Colin Kaepernick, says embattled QB ‘should be on a roster’

    09/08/2017 12:47:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2017
    Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers said former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “should be on a roster right now” but said he is not “because of his protests” during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner. Rodgers told ESPN he thinks Kaepernick should play in the NFL, but he believed the former quarterback’s national anthem protests were keeping him from a job. "I think he should be on a roster right now," Rodgers said. "I think because of his protests, he's not." Rodgers, 33, said he would not sit during the anthem, as some NFL players have...
  • Could Jay-Z win the 2020 Democratic nomination

    09/07/2017 8:40:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | September 7, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Could Jay Z win the Democratic nomination? Would the Clintons go after him?
  • Jay Z to run for president in 2020?

    09/07/2017 4:43:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | JAMES VITUSCKA
    Jay Z couldn’t get Hillary Clinton to the White House, but has exclusively learned that the 46-year-old rap mogul hubby of superstar Beyonce is getting ready to run for his own political office! As fans know, the rapper and his 32-year-old “Lemonade” singer wife openly support the Democratic party. Aside from Beyonce performing the National Anthem at President Obama ‘s inauguration in 2012, both also performed at a last-minute rally for Clinton in Cleveland during this presidential campaign
  • BREAKING NEWS: Tarot reader is NOT Salvador Dali's daughter, DNA test proves [tr]

    09/06/2017 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation says a paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the surrealist artist's daughter. The foundation said on Wednesday that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Maria Pilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader, has no biological relationship with Dali. Abel has long alleged her mother had an affair with Dali while working as a domestic helper in Figueres and claimed she had the right to part of his vast estate. The foundation said the court supervising the tests had informed its lawyers that Abel was not Dali's...
  • Ravens star, 26, who is also pursuing a PhD in math at MIT, RETIRES abruptly after shock study ...

    07/27/2017 8:37:25 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 91 replies ^ | 27 July 2017 | James Wilkinson
    Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has quit the NFL just days after the world's biggest study into a degenerative brain disease showed that it affects 99 per cent of players. The study, which was announced on Tuesday, found that out 111 NFL players' brains examined by Boston University, 110 showed signs of damage due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). That news so shook Urschel - who is studying for a mathematics PhD at MIT in the off-season - that he quit on Thursday, a friend told ESPN. Urschel, who is 26, is studying spectral graph theory, numerical linear algebra...
  • Cutest Dogs on the Hill Voting is Down to the Top 10: Cast Your Ballot Now!

    07/18/2017 5:21:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 7-18-17 | Haley Byrd
    We're conducting our annual Cutest Dogs on the Hill competition, and this year, Independent Journal Review embraced democracy and opened up voting to the public. Last week, thousands of Americans went to the polls to choose their favorite dog out of our 25 submissions, and this week the top ten dogs will compete to win a golden water bowl and bragging rights as the Cutest Dog on the Hill.
  • American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn’t cause of emergency...Huh?

    07/17/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | 07/17/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    American Airlines faced a big stink aboard one of its flights – but the airline insisted Monday that claims of a gassy passenger are a bunch of hot air. The Sunday afternoon flight from Charlotte, NC, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where airport officials initially said a passenger “passed gas,” WNCN reported. The station reported Sunday that the passengers were removed after experiencing nausea and headaches from the noxious fumes. But airline and airport officials blew off reports of severe flatulence Monday, telling The Post that the plane was not evacuated during a “medical call” after a mechanical issue aboard....
  • White House mistakenly calls China, not Taiwan, 'the Republic of China'

    07/09/2017 7:10:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 8, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    White House mistakenly calls China, not Taiwan, 'the Republic of China' by Ariella Phillips | Jul 8, 2017, 4:06 PM The White House mistakenly called China "the Republic of China" in a press release Saturday. Taiwan is the Republic of China. China is the People's Republic of China. The press release detailed President Trump's remarks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at a bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit. Taiwan has, at different points in history, been held by China and Japan. China does not recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan's government and officially supports the One-China policy in which Taiwan is...
  • Gorbachev Compares Putin-Trump Meeting To His Meeting With Reagan

    07/08/2017 8:37:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    TASS ^ | 07/09/2017 | TASS
    Ex-President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev compared the meeting between Russian and US leaders Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg to his meeting with ex-President of the United States Ronald Reagan. The politician made such a statement in an interview with Italian publicist Giulietto Chiesa posted on Globalist portal on Saturday. "I recall when we started the disarmament dialog with Ronald Reagan, I was told in several days after first contacts that US naval vessels entered the Black Sea and approached territorial waters of the Soviet Union. I was asked, "What shall we do?"...

    07/08/2017 5:31:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 99 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7-8-17 | TMZ
    Shia LaBeouf has been arrested in Georgia for being wasted and losing control of himself ... TMZ has learned. Shia was taken into custody at 4 A.M. Saturday morning. He was booked for disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness. At the time of this post Shia is still in custody. The actor has been down this road before ... Shia was arrested in 2014 outside a New York City cabaret for "drunken behavior." He was arrested in West Hollywood in 2008 for drunk driving.
  • Sam Girod Gets 6 years in Prison for Herbal Salve

    07/08/2017 12:51:11 PM PDT · by Twotone · 43 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | July 7, 2017 | Unknown
    Sam Girod was sentenced to six years in federal prison for making herbal salve without the king’s permission, plus $1300 in what are essentially court costs, plus over $14,000 in restitution to his victims. He will also have three years of supervised release, is barred from owning firearms, and is barred from making any product regulated by the FDA. Sam will not be forced to undergo court ordered drug testing. After a few brief opening remarks, Judge Danny Reeves described the sentencing procedure. It’s not a simple nor straight forward procedure. It seemed deliberately complicated, which in the federal government...
  • Brigitte Macron’s Jaw-Dropping Legs Prove That, in France, Age Is Just a Number

    07/07/2017 8:01:17 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 131 replies
    Since Emmanuel Macron’s election to office this past spring, Brigitte Macron has been shaking up the role of France’s First Lady in more ways than one. Aside from being 24 years her husband’s senior, at 64, Macron’s favorite unconventional fashion choices feature hemlines that fall well above the knee—and place her gamine, toned, and tan limbs squarely in the spotlight. Directly after inauguration day, Macron celebrated mid-May’s sunny days at the Élysée Palace in a cornflower blue Louis Vuitton skirt suit that inched upward to reveal the head-turning limbs that would soon become her signature. A belted black shift, also...
  • Slave quarters of Sally Hemings, the maid who gave birth to six of Thomas Jefferson’s children found

    07/03/2017 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 375 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/17 | CECILE BORKHATARIA
    Archaeologists have discovered an area in Thomas Jefferson's plantation home that was once the living quarters of Sally Hemings - a slave with whom he is believed to have had six children. Her room, which was built in 1809 and was 14 feet, 8 inches wide and 13 feet long, was next to Thomas Jefferson's room. However, the bedroom went unnoticed for decades and the area was even made into a men's bathroom in 1941. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The 4 riders who have a legit shot at winning the Tour de France

    06/30/2017 5:24:21 PM PDT · by Baynative · 155 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26 | Daniel McMahon
    On Saturday, 198 of the world's best cyclists will start the Tour de France. Only four have a realistic shot at winning. That's according to the highest-ranked American bike racer at the Tour, Andrew Talansky, in a recent interview with Business Insider.
  • Free republic blocked

    06/24/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by George from New England · 190 replies
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  • Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends

    06/19/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    The former first lady says she's been hosting "bootcamps" for her friends to help whip them into shape and "be healthy together." [Snip] "When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends," Obama, 53, wrote. "It didn't matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first."
  • Scooter Gennett's 4 HR, 10 RBI Game: 6/6/2017 (Reds v Cards - Video)

    06/07/2017 5:39:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
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  • ‘Modern Family’ Star Ariel Winter Says President Trump Makes Women Feel Bad About Themselves

    05/31/2017 7:14:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2017 | 3:52 PM EDT | By Corinne Weaver
    While Trump is getting flack for ‘covfefe’ and his probable exit from the Paris agreement, Modern Family cast member Ariel Winter has decided that Trump is the sole reason women are objectified. In an interview with Refinery29, the actress shared her thoughts on people who have been shaming her for her selfies that show her scantily clad. She also shared her thoughts on why the Hollywood culture is so into body-shaming and objectifying women. “Our leadership is really anti-women right now,” she explained to the reporter. “Thanks to Donald Trump, we’re being objectified and made to feel bad about ourselves.”...
  • Huma Abedin has invited Anthony Weiner back home

    05/30/2017 7:47:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 30, 2017 | 7:55pm | Rebecca Rosenberg and Kevin Fasick
    Just when you thought Huma Abedin finally had enough, the Hillary Clinton aide has invited her admitted sex offender hubby back home again, The Post has learned.