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  • NBA MVP Kevin Durant: My Mom Is The Real MVP

    05/07/2014 9:46:03 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    A very humble, God fearing Kevin Durant accepts the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award and thanks his mom in the audience. He begins to cry at about the 2:55 mark and recounts how hard she had it raising him and his brother as a single parent at 21 and finally tells her: "You're the real MVP".
  • Michigan residents vote in primary

    08/07/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Wood TV Channel 8 ^ | August 7, 2012
    Polls opened Tuesday morning across Michigan for the state's primary election, with voters making choices including a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Officials told 24 Hour News 8 they expect 10-15 percent of Kalamazoo voters and 20 percent of Ottawa County voters to vote. Pete Hoekstra of Holland has an advantage in money and name recognition over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The race also includes former Kent County Judge Randy...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • Clark Durant picks up steam ahead of Michigan GOP Senate primary

    08/06/2012 5:48:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/6/12 | John Gizzi
    With little time to go before Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, signs are mounting that Clark Durant — former Reagan administration official and lifelong movement conservative — may overtake the longtime front-runner in the polls, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Should Durant win the primary to oppose Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be “Step Four” in a string of pitched battles in GOP Senate contests won by tea party-backed conservatives against establishment candidates. In Indiana, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Dick Lugar for renomination and in Nebraska, State Sen. Deb Fischer emerged atop two better-known officials. Most recently,...
  • Tuesday is Going to be a Big Day With Two Important Primaries

    08/05/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 11 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/05/2012 07:08:01 am | Sal Russo
    Tuesday is going to be a big day with two important primaries . There are two important primaries this coming Tuesday that involve two candidates that the Tea Party Express has endorsed and we are currently campaigning for.  The first is the U.S. Senate race in Missouri with conservative Sarah Steelman that we have been telling you about.  . The second race is just as important and is the Senate race in Michigan were we have endorsed conservative Clark Durant as we believe he is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Debbie Stabenow. . . We are proud to...
  • U S Senate Candidates to Debate (Michigan)

    07/30/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by garyb · 7 replies
    WKAR-TV East Lansing ^ | 07-26-2012 | Jeanie Croope
    U.S. Senate Candidates to Debate on 'Off the Record' By JEANIE CROOPE The three Republican candidates running for Michigan’s U.S. Senate seat have agreed to do their one and only televised debate at WKAR-TV on Thursday, August 2, at 2 p.m. Pete Hoekstra, Clark Durant and Randall Hekman have agreed to a single moderator, no-rules format in a program to be anchored by senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. This special election-year edition of “Off the Record” will be broadcast by Michigan public television stations across the state as part of the “Off the Record” series. The 2 p.m. taping will...
  • GOP Senate candidate in Michigan raises $750K in six weeks

    10/05/2011 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-4-2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Clark Durant has raised a hefty $750,000 in the six weeks since he entered the Senate race in Michigan, his campaign announced Tuesday. "I am truly humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support," Durant said in a statement. "There is momentum building to shake up Washington. Our supporters are sending a strong message that they want the American way, not the Washington way." Durant is running in a primary against former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who is considered the favorite to take on Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Because of his experience raising money for the Cornerstone Schools, Christian...
  • There’s No Place Like Rome (Part Two)

    05/28/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 29, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Many factors led to ancient Rome’s fall, say politically-correct experts. True. At the same time, there were many reasons to explain her rise too. Also forgotten: some stand out more than others. Thus, to ignore history’s greatest forces is to ignore her most important lessons. Standing on the work of the late historian Will Durant, Rabbi Daniel Lapin turns to big-picture ethics. “Excessive regulation, excessive government size and intrusion, and excessive and abusive taxation policies were only the tip of the iceberg. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes,...
  • Peter Durant (R) wins in 6th District by 56 votes (Massachusetts - GOP pickup)

    05/10/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 20 replies
    Republican Peter J. Durant won the 6th Worcester District seat in today's special election for state representative, beating incumbent Geraldo Alicea, D-Charlton, by 56 votes, 3,325 to 3,269. The two men have been sparring at the ballot box and in the courtroom since November when the razor thin election results put Mr. Durant ahead by two votes, and a Superior Court judge later ruled the election was a tie and ordered a new election. After the court ordered the new election, Peter J. Boria, a Charlton selectman, and Robert J. Cirba, of Spencer, a Spencer-East Brookfield school committee member, declared...
  • The Moslem Conquest (of India)

    02/14/2004 6:33:32 PM PST · by ml/nj · 82 replies · 8,838+ views
    Our Oriental Heritage | 1936 | Will Durant
    The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within. The Hindus ... had failed to organize their forces for the protection of their frontiers and their capitals, their wealth and their freedom, from the hordes of Scythians, Huns, Afghans, and Turks hovering about India's boundaries and waiting for national weakness to let them in. For four hundred...
  • Oklahoma slots lure Texans, and hold 'em [Texas]

    06/25/2006 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Dubya · 12 replies · 2,252+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2006 | THOMAS KOROSEC
    DURANT, OKLA. - Alan Reese took about an hour to drive from his home in Dallas' northern suburbs to the blackjack tables of the new Choctaw Casino and Resort here, 10 miles north of the Red River. "It's not even two counties away, straight up (U.S.) Highway 75," said Reese, 58, who also has visited the nearby Winstar Casino, run by the Chickasaw Nation, just past the state line on Interstate 35. "Makes you wonder how long Texas will take to see what's going on up here." ADVERTISEMENT North Texans such as Reese are fueling a gambling boom in southern...
  • Fire destroys Durant (,OK) church - REPOST

    08/06/2002 9:12:17 AM PDT · by smokinleroy · 3 replies · 130+ views
    Sherman (TX) Herald Democrat ^ | 8/6/02 | JAY FONVILLE
    DURANT -- Hate and racism might have been the cause behind a church fire in Durant Sunday night. That day before the fire, First Assembly Pastor Michael Bradley said he received a disturbing phone message on the church's answering machine. "The call came from someone saying they were the KKK," he said. "They used the 'N word' and everything, saying we better watch out." The reason why Bradley says he thinks the church got a racist call is because they have several minority members, and are planning to host an assembly and choir session with "Charles Johnson and The Revivers"...