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  • Field & Stream store to send Dick's stores in new direction

    08/14/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT · by SargeK · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 8/13/2013 | Thomas Olson
    A Field & Stream store opening on Friday in Cranberry would never be mistaken for a traditional Dick's Sporting Goods store. Its entrance features two stuffed bears clawing at each other on their hind legs...“I can see them getting to 1,100 stores, especially if Field & Stream works,” said Sam Poser, an analyst for Sterne Agee & Leach Inc.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods and Herb Phillipson's returning Guns to Manufacturer NOW (Syracuse, NY)

    01/19/2013 4:47:52 PM PST · by MacMattico · 54 replies
    I am not an expert on gun types, although I have shot many and know the ones I have shot, so don't kill the messenger if I mess this thread up! My husband went to Dicks Sporting Goods and Herb Phillipson's in search of a Mossberg 702 or a Rueger 10 Flash 22, both 22 calibre's with 10 round clips and both stores were all out. He asked if there was a run on what my husband called "a gun he wished to buy for his daughter." Both store managers told him their corporate offices made them send all of...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods suspends sales of modern rifles, takes guns off display at Conn. store

    12/18/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | 12-17-12 | ap
    <p>PITTSBURGH — A sporting goods chain says it’s suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Dick’s Sporting Goods also says it’s removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place.</p>
  • Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) Earns Dishonorable Mention in CREW’s Annual Most Corrupt Report

    09/20/2012 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Baynative · 7 replies
    Crew Blog ^ | September 2012 | Staff
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) as a Dishonorable Mention in its Most Corrupt Members of Congress report, an annual, bipartisan look at Washington’s worst. Rep. Dicks used his position as chairman of a powerful House Appropriations subcommittee to direct millions of dollars in public funds to the Puget Sound Partnership, a Washington state environmental agency headed by his son, earning him a spot in CREW’s latest report.
  • The 20 Awesomest GIFs of Cats Being Dicks

    08/30/2012 1:42:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Heavy ^ | August 14, 2012 | Joel Stice
    Your cat doesn't care that you're tired or want to read the paper, it's hungry and not gonna let you rest until that food dish is full. Even then, it's probably still going to later dart between your legs as you walk down the stairs. That's just your cat's natural dickish behavior. Don't fault them for it, something in the feline DNA compels cats to be indifferent jerks roughly 80% of the time (yes, we made that stat up). Cats can be real jerkwads and we've got the evidence to back it up.
  • Old injury, discourse play role in Rep. Dicks’ departure (Amazing journalism)

    03/12/2012 5:42:19 PM PDT · by Baynative · 10 replies
    A lingering football injury from his college days played a part in 6th District U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks’ decision to not seek re-election to a 19th term this year — and will play a role in what he does with his life after Congress, he said Friday.
  • House Dem Norm Dicks Steps Aside After FOIA Revelations

    03/12/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I am pleased to report that Republican candidate Doug Cloud has finally brought down Democrat Congressman Norm Dicks, ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Scandals surrounding Norm Dicks are long, and deep. However, it was a Freedom on Information request by Doug Cloud, involving FBI files from the lobbyist PMA Group that finally caused Dicks to step aside. Here is a bit of background on the now defunct PMA Group: In return for campaign contributions, PMA group clients received over $200 million in contracts.In November, 2008 FBI agents raided PMA's offices and removed records of the firm's political...
  • Norm Dicks: The Story of Federal Money He Sent to His Son's State Agency Still Lingers

    03/05/2012 8:34:52 PM PST · by Baynative · 6 replies
    Seattle Weekly blog ^ | 3/5/12 | Rick Anderson
    In 2007, Norm Dicks took over as chair of the House Interior Subcommittee, just months before his son David Dicks became head of the Puget Sound Partnership, a newly created hybrid public/private state agency designated to help clean up Sound pollution, but one that lacked any significant funding. David, who told interviewers he was certain he could get the necessary money to run and expand the agency, was appointed to the post by Gov. Chris Gregoire, who refers to David's father as "a trusted partner, a staunch ally, and a close friend." David Dicks' agency initially received $500,000 funding from...
  • 18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election

    03/02/2012 3:41:01 PM PST · by Baynative · 42 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 3/2/12 | Twitter staff (whatever that is)
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former UW football player who cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades, announced Friday he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • No excuse for any congressman to be unaware of 'Project Gunwalker'

    07/19/2011 5:16:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 July, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    In gathering information for yesterday's column about gun rights wins in the July 13 House Appropriations Committee meeting, I spent a great deal of time watching the video of that meeting. Despite the positive outcome, it was not a pleasant experience (Otto von Bismarck will get no arguments from me), but there were a couple moments that made the rest worth it. For instance, when Congressman John Carter (R-TX), at about 1:24:35, rose to introduce his amendment to prevent the Department of "Justice" from implementing new shotgun import bans, based on those shotguns' supposed lack of a "sporting purpose," he...
  • Could There Be One More Competitive House Race in Washington, Completely Overlooked? (WA state)

    10/22/2010 9:11:01 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 26 replies
    Nation Review Online ^ | 10-22-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Congressman Norm Dicks: 17-term incumbent Democrat in Washington. Chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee. Represents a D+5 district that includes parts of Tacoma and Bremerton and Port Angeles. Barack Obama carried 57 percent of the vote; Dicks usually wins with 60some percent of the vote and hit above 70 percent a few times. Doug Cloud is deputy prosecutor of Kitsap County. As of October 13, Dicks had more than $511,000 cash on hand. Cloud has $2,909 cash on hand. And yet, here is this poll, suggesting the race stands at Cloud 48 percent, Dicks 44 percent.
  • Ethics office asks for investigation of lobby firm PMA Group's clients

    05/27/2010 1:51:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WaPo ^ | May 27, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    A congressional ethics office asked the Justice Department on Thursday to review evidence it found suggesting that companies are providing campaign cash to lawmakers for no-bid contracts, and consider a criminal probe. The Office of Congressional Ethics investigation focused on companies that were clients of the once powerful lobby firm the PMA Group and sought earmarked contracts from lawmakers who sat on the House Appropriations committee. The referral was an end-run around the House ethics committee, which earlier this year declined to investigate the matter as the OCE recommended and said it found no substantiation that lawmakers were engaged...
  • Dicks to replace Murtha as defense spending cardinal

    02/09/2010 4:35:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 636+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 9, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    Washington Rep. Norm Dicks, shown here shaking hands with actor Chris Klein, has effectively taken over control of the House defense appropriations subcommittee and is expected to be voted its next chairman following the unexpected death of John Murtha, a democratic house leadership aide told The Cable. "Mr. Dicks is now acting chair of defense appropriations and likely will be approved by the caucus for it permanently, should he choose that over [his current chairmanship of] the interior subcommittee," the aide said. That confirms the somewhat less definitive statements by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, who told reporters Tuesday,...
  • Turf battle endangers national security and the environment

    02/03/2010 3:02:20 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 2 replies · 147+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/2010 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In a patronizing Aug. 1, 2008, e-mail, one Bureau of Land Management employee warned DHS that work on Secure Border Initiative security towers outside protected areas must be halted if there are any signs of an endangered Sonoran pronghorn within two miles. "The pronghorn cannot be 'encouraged' to vacate the area. If no pronghorn are using the area at the time, then drilling can proceed." Pronghorns get more federal protection than American citizens, who are also endangered by the tens of thousands of foreign nationals who sneak across the border.
  • Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

    12/18/2009 1:12:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 1,171+ views
    Roll Call ^ | December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Yachnin
    The Office of Congressional Ethics has closed its investigation into Reps. John Murtha (D-Pa.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) and Jim Moran (D-Va.) and their relationships to the lobbying firm PMA Group, and the OCE advised against a formal House ethics investigation, the lawmakers’ offices said Friday. George Behan, Dicks’ chief of staff, said the OCE, which reviews potential rules violations and refers investigations to the House ethics committee, informed the Washington lawmaker on Dec. 2 that it had recommended the inquiry be dismissed. “In his case, there was never anything there,” Behan said. Murtha spokesman Matt Mazonkey and Moran spokeswoman Emily...
  • Lobbying scandal brings opportunity, scrutiny for Dicks (Murtha booted?

    07/11/2009 9:46:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies · 551+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | July 11, 2009 | Les Blumenthal
    WASHINGTON — With the current chairman under fire for his connections to a lobbying firm under FBI investigation, Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., could be in line to take over the chairmanship of the House panel that oversees Pentagon funding. But even as that possibility looms, Dicks himself faces increased scrutiny for his relationship to the lobbying firm at the heart of the investigation. So far, Dicks hasn't been sucked into the latest earmark-campaign contribution scandal on Capitol Hill, though he and a handful of other lawmakers have skated around the edges. Dicks adamantly denies any wrongdoing and said he hasn't...
  • Dicks says tanker contract won't be split (John Murtha agrees not to go with European competitor)

    05/10/2009 8:06:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 610+ views
    Herald Net ^ | 5/07/09
    Dicks says tanker contract won't be splitAssociated Press Published: Thursday, May 7, 2009 TACOMA -- Congressman Norm Dicks says a proposal to split an air tanker contract is dead. Dicks told The News Tribune of Tacoma that a key congressman, John Murtha of Pennsylvania, has agreed not to split the contract between Boeing and a European competitor. The Air Force spending is part of a bill being considered by the House Appropriations Committee. The tanker contract for 179 planes is worth $35 billion.
  • Dicks says he'll block efforts to lift gun ban

    03/03/2008 10:58:19 AM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 216+ views (WA) ^ | March 2nd, 2008 | Les Blumenthal
    Dicks vows to block bid to lift ban on loaded weapons in national parks WASHINGTON – With a showdown looming, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks says he’s prepared to block any effort by the administration to lift the current ban on carrying loaded weapons in national parks. It’s not an idle threat. As chairman of the House Appropriations interior subcommittee, Dicks oversees the National Parks Service’s annual budget and is in a position to prevent the administration from dropping the Reagan-era ban. While the Washington Democrat is usually reluctant to add legislative provisions to his spending bill, he is ready to...
  • Congressional ties bankroll area company

    12/29/2007 8:18:08 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 5 replies · 102+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/07 | David Heath
    EXCERPT..... Nelson Ludlow and his wife, Bonnie, (owners of Mobilisa) have donated generously in the past five years, giving $11,500 to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and nearly $20,000 to U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Bremerton. At the same time, the Ludlows have mastered the earmark game. Since 2003, Murray and Dicks have favored Mobilisa with at least nine earmarks worth $20.3 million. Mobilisa had to split some of the earmark money with others and hasn't received all of it yet. But most of the company's $13 million to $14 million in revenues since 2003 have come from political pork, federal...
  • Police Offered Prizes for Most Tickets

    08/04/2006 1:28:17 PM PDT · by Cagey · 38 replies · 1,004+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 08-03-2006
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police supervisors offered prizes to officers who wrote the most traffic tickets during an eight-day period over the July Fourth holiday. Five officers from the department's North Division earned $10 gift certificates to Dick's Sporting Goods, although officials Wednesday couldn't say how many tickets were issued between July 1-8. Police Chief Darrel Stephens and Maj. John Diggs, who oversees the division, said they were not aware of the contest until they were contacted Wednesday by The Charlotte Observer. "I don't think there is anything inherently evil or bad about rewarding officers for putting in extra effort...
  • Deadeye Dicks Gun Club = Humor (BARF)

    02/16/2006 10:08:19 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 8 replies · 225+ views
    Deadeye Dick's Gun Club ^ | 02-15-2006 | Chickenhead
    Safety Rules: 1. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GUN LOADED: Guns are tools built for one purpose: killing. Not having it filled with ammo makes about as much sense as waiting until tee time to put clubs in your calfskin golf bag. When you pick up a gun, always confirm that it is loaded by blowing away something that annoys you. Also, safeties are for pussies. 2. ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GUN AIMED AT STUFF: This is Deadeye Dick's most important rule! Keeping your gun pointed at someplace you hope there might be something to kill means that you're way less likely to...
  • WSJ: Trading Places (NAFTA through CAFTA)

    07/29/2005 5:22:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 351+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2005 | Editorial
    The House pulled out a victory on the Central American Free Trade Agreement late Wednesday, though so narrowly that the White House may need to rethink its "bilateral" trade strategy. Protectionists have all the intensity on these smallish trade deals, while supporters tend to be less passionate than they would be on larger, multilateral agreements such as the ongoing Doha global trade round. Another negative political note is the declining support among Democrats for open trade. The White House had to deliver 202 House Republicans to pass Cafta, 217-215, because only 15 Democrats bucked their party leadership to vote yes....
  • 7 hurt in series of crashes near Halifax Medical Center (man rams cars, strips, flees. Nothing new)

    10/30/2003 5:35:53 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 17 replies · 185+ views
    NJ Online ^ | 10.30.03 | LYDA LONGA
    DAYTONA BEACH -- A Fort Lauderdale man crashed his pickup into several vehicles at Daytona Beach Community College this morning and later rammed into a telephone pole. He then stripped down to his underwear and ran into a building at Halifax Medical Center, police said. Seven people from both crash scenes were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said the truck driven by Wesley Dicks, 20, may have crashed into as many as 16 vehicles. Metal trail N-J/Joanna Kaney Olivari The intersection of Clyde Morris and International Speedway Boulevards was littered with wrecked vehicles after a Ford...
  • Pics of Larry Klayman "in action" this morning at the Haliburton-Cheney Lawsuit Press Conference

    07/10/2002 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Registered · 127 replies · 461+ views
    Yahoo-AP ^ | 07.10.02 | AP-Via Yahoo
    Larry Klayman, chairman and general council of Judicial Watch, holds a news conference on suit filed against Vice President Dick Cheney in Miami Wednesday, July 10, 2002. The group said it was suing Cheney and Halliburton Co., the oil services company he ran for five years, alleging fraudulent accounting practices at the company. (AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison) Larry Klayman, chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch, holds a news conference in Miami to announce that Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday, July 10, 2002. The group said it was suing Cheney and Halliburton...