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  • Republican senator calls congressman who challenged her to a duel 'fat' and 'unattractive'

    07/25/2017 1:12:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/25/2017 | David Martosko
    A U.S. senator was caught Tuesday on a 'hot mic,' telling a colleague that a congressman who had challenged her to a duel over her health care positions is 'fat' and 'unattractive.' Maine Sen. Susan Collins was one of three Republican women in the upper chamber of Congress last week who held up a GOP-led package that would have repealed and replaced the Obamacare law. Rep. Blake Farenthold, a fellow Republican from Texas, told a radio host that if she were 'a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.' At the...
  • Oregon may lift constitutional ban on dueling

    04/10/2017 12:50:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Are we close to seeing a return of formal dueling at ten paces in Oregon in the next few years? That’s the fun interpretation when you see a headline such as this one in the Associated Press. “Oregon voters may decide to toss constitutional ban on duels.” I’m not immune to the occasion fit of pining for the colonial days, but that sounds a tad bit extreme even to me. But as with most such stories, it turns out to be (mostly) clickbait to the great disappointment of many, I’m sure. Should ongoing discussions in Salem materialize, voters would...
  • Maine Governor Leaves Lawmaker Expletive-Filled Voicemail, Wants Armed Duel

    08/26/2016 6:14:41 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    <p>Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-filled voicemail for a state lawmaker who called his recent comments about drug dealers racist, the Portland Press Herald reports.</p> <p>LePage called the lawmaker a socialist cocksucker and later said he would like to have an armed duel.</p>
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    Its hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first Special Relationship was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Plain of Weehawken and the Loss of a Hero

    07/11/2015 11:32:06 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 11, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Americas most tragic duel Early in the morning of July 11, 1804, the Vice President and the former Secretary of the Treasury stood on the Plain of Weehawken a wild land in New Jersey, where the laws were different from civilized New York, across the water and they had their interview, like many a pair had before them, on that field of honor. There was a time in American history when every product of our education system (yes - public, private, and homeschooled alike!) knew the participants in our most famous duel. Children...
  • 'Schumerisms': How Harry Reid's likely successor will spar with Republicans (+video)

    04/02/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck McCutcheon
    Lovers of vivid political language will miss Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who announced his retirement last week. Senator Reid is infamous for his searing, pointed comments about conservatives and his regular walk-backs of those outbursts. But the loquacious Senator Schumer, who is widely expected to succeed Reid as Democratic leader, has developed his own brand of bombast that relies less on Reids personal taunts and more on sweeping indictments of his opponents purported political sins. Schumer, who served 18 years in the House before joining the Senate in 1999, is fond of labeling Republicans out of...
  • Chuck Schumer: Tea Party Members 'Hate Immigrants'( while praising NY GOP)

    03/27/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 25 Mar 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says tea party members "hate immigrants," and blames congressional Republicans' fear of their hard-right members for preventing passage of a Senate immigration bill last year. (SNIP) "Why doesn't he? Because the tea party, these 80 to 100 folks from the hard right, none from New York, say they hate immigration, they hate immigrants.
  • Police: Mechanicsburg woman forced into median by angry driver

    02/02/2015 10:55:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | February 1, 2015 | Tyler Miles
    HARRISBURG A tractor-trailer driver faces charges after police say he forced a driver into the median in a road rage incident on Friday. State Police at Harrisburg charged Stepan Brezden, 42, of Willowbrook, Illinois, with one count of reckless driving and one count of driving on roadways laned for traffic after a road rage incident on Interstate 81 south near Lemoyne. Police said Brezden was driving his tractor-trailer erratically while engrossed in a bout of road rage with another driver. During the incident, police said Brezden forced the driver, a 22-year-old Mechanicsburg woman, into the center median of the...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Duel (1971)

    01/30/2015 8:13:58 PM PST · by DemforBush · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Henpecked traveling salesman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) wants only to get to his next sales meeting in time to save an account. Unfortunately for him, his life becomes a lot more complicated - and dangerous - when he makes the mistake of passing the wrong truck in the California hills. What follows is a tense, scary thriller centered around the ultimate in "Road Rage."
  • In 1842 Abraham Lincoln Once Nearly Dueled a Rival with a Broadsword

    09/22/2012 11:11:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 22, 2012 | Julia Davis
    The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island Exactly 170 years ago today, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and political rival James Shields. Only one man could emerge victorious. Onlookers held their breath in suspense as they spotted a boat approaching with a blood-soaked body draped over the bow. It had all started where so many skirmishes do: the Illinois state legislature. Though at the time Lincoln was a Whig and Shields was a...
  • How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight

    07/06/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 6, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight Truels are things guaranteed to make any Western fifty percent better by adding a third person to a duel. Each person can choose his or her target, and the worst person might very well be the winner provided they play it smart. Learn how to win yourself a truel, gunslinger-style. Game theorists have thought about the problem of duels for a long time. As much as the Old West was depicted as a lawless place where anything might happen, it was also known for hanging its criminals high which meant that...
  • Rivals thirst for duel in desert (Wednesday's Debate)

    02/21/2012 8:59:53 AM PST · by no dems · 4 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | S. A. Miller
    WASHINGTON Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are sharpening their jabs for a debate showdown tomorrow, their last face-to-face confrontation before the increasingly tight GOP presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan next Tuesday. Debates have marked a turning point at several junctures in the topsy-turvy 2012 Republican race, and the debate will be Romneys best chance to blunt Santorums rapid rise. For Santorum, its a golden opportunity to solidify his standing as the leading conservative candidate in the race and build on momentum carrying his campaign forward since wins Feb. 7 in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. The CNN-sponsored debate in...
  • Budget deal turns to P.R. duel

    07/13/2011 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/11 | Neil Munro
    White House debt-ceiling negotiations have collapsed into a public relations duel, as each political coalition tries to harness the publics simultaneous fears of defaults and runaway budgets. Obama administration officials want swing voters to pressure Republicans to agree to a tax increase in advance of the 2012 elections. Republicans want swing voters to pressure Democrats to accept budget cuts. White House officials believe that they have a winning hand. Republicans, meanwhile, view themselves as better positioned in the current debt ceiling fight than they were in the mid-1990s budget showdowns with President Bill Clinton. Thats really the nub of it...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • On Spielberg's Duel (Videos 1, 2)

    02/01/2011 9:40:57 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 1, 2008 | N/A
    Video 1 (runs 9:29): Steven Spielberg reflects on his early work in television as a freelance director for such shows as Night Gallery, Marcus Welby, M.D., Columbo, and for his first made for TV movie Duel starring Dennis Weaver. Spielberg's talent was evident from the get-go. Video 2 (runs 9:26):Richard Matheson talks about his inspiration for writing the novelette, Duel, working on the script for the movie, and his thoughts about Spielberg's final product. Even though I was just a kid in the 70's, I sure do miss some of those shows from the era.
  • Learning from the Tragedy at Weehawken

    07/12/2010 10:23:12 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 12, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As dawn was breaking over the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, two boats rowed across from Manhattan Island (such interviews as they planned were illegal in New York). The first to arrive was the Vice President and his second; twenty minutes later, the other boat brought the former Secretary of the Treasury and his second. Once they had dispensed with the formalities, two of the most prominent men in America faced each other and fired. Struck in the abdomen, General Alexander Hamilton lay on the ground, to die in agony the following day. This indispensable founding father...
  • Professor in chief (Krugman attacks Feinman defending Obama's honor)

    07/23/2009 6:35:47 AM PDT · by tlb · 10 replies · 752+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Paul Krugman
    I found Obamas health care presentation so impressive so much command of the issues that it had me worried. Seriously, its really good to see how much he gets it. Update: So Howard Fineman was unimpressed. And Fineman knows presidential greatness when he sees it: Hes the Texas Ranger of the world, and wants everyone to know it. Hes the guy with the silver badge, issuing warnings to the cattle rustlers.
  • 'Wild Bill' Obama in Springfield, Mo.

    07/30/2008 10:12:26 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 33 replies · 98+ views
    osentinel blog ^ | 30-July-2008
    Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri....called Obama "humble" and "as red, white and blue as you can possibly get." "He doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills," Obama said, summarizing what he views as the attacks against him. "I have not done all the full research on this, but the family legend is that Wild Bill Hickok, he's a distant cousin of mine," Obama said. "I don't know if it's true, but that's the legend, so we're going to research that because I'm ready to duel John McCain on taxes, right now, right here."
  • Fox News calls Michelle Obama "Obama's baby mama"

    06/11/2008 10:48:19 PM PDT · by Impy · 127 replies · 278+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 6-12-08 | Alex Koppelman
    An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon. During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, the network described the former as "Obama's baby mama."
  • (On This Day In History) July 21, 1865: Wild Bill Hickok Fights First Western Showdown

    07/21/2007 10:00:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 471+ views
    History.com ^ | July 21, 2007 | History.com
    On This Day In History July 21, 1865: Wild Bill Hickok fights first western showdown In what may be the first true western showdown, Wild Bill Hickok shoots Dave Tutt dead in the market square of Springfield, Missouri. Hollywood movies and dime novels to the contrary, the classic western showdown--also called a walkdown--happened only rarely in the American West. Rather than coolly confronting each other on a dusty street in a deadly game of quick draw, most men began shooting at each other in drunken brawls or spontaneous arguments. Ambushes and cowardly attacks were far more common than noble showdowns....