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  • Most Overrated Historic Figure(s)

    04/20/2013 7:55:55 PM PDT · by MNDude · 223 replies
    There are probably many people in history who have received more credit than they deserved. Excluding any US Presidents in the past century (that would be too easy), what three historic figures do you think are the most overrated?
  • Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Fundraiser Coming Up this Friday

    07/16/2015 9:40:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 7/15/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Through this kind of decision making, McGraw also supported the campaign of gun control candidate Barack Obama in 2008. He told People Magazine: It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong, but that’s what I am. My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world.
  • Why Elizabeth Warren Is Overrated

    07/23/2014 8:35:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2014 | David Harsanyi
    The notion that Elizabeth Warren should challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party presidential nomination has been optimistically tossed around in left-wing circles for a while now. Activists at Netroots Nation recently chanted ”Run, Liz, run.” And no doubt, the excitement generated by Warren is a function of her ideological sincerity—a sincerity that’s most obvious when contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s lack of earnestness and pandering.Still, it seems to me that a lot of people are overestimating the appeal, uniqueness, and popularity of Warren. What’s most enticing about Warren right now is the perception of her, not the reality.For starters,...
  • Led Zeppelin to reform with new lead singer

    10/28/2008 2:15:50 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 127 replies · 1,997+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28th October 2008 | BBC News
    'Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant. Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out. The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007. Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road. Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. "We want...
  • The 15-and-a-half Most Overrated White People

    10/09/2012 3:12:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-9-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If you want to see the list and its shoddy reasoning check it out at Legal Insurrection (I'm not giving Huffington Post the link, and thus undeserved traffic on this race-baiting garbage)Not holding my breath on the cries of racism that will come from hypocritical liberals...
  • McNabb trade to Vikings is finalized

    07/28/2011 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 07.28.11
    Donovan McNabb’s controversial stay in the nation’s capital is over. has learned the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to acquire McNabb in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft and possibly a conditional 2013 draft pick, contingent on certain 2011 performance goals reached by the former Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins quarterback.
  • The Five Most Overrated Rock Bands/Artists Of All-Time

    03/25/2011 1:05:27 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 495 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Ryan Hogan
    There is no way to quantify if a band or artist is overrated. ItÂ’s more of a feeling than anything else. There exists in popular music a hierarchy. ItÂ’s been created, and is constantly altered, by both natural and artificial means. At the top sits The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Michael Jackson, U2, and Madonna. At the bottom rests the 8th place American Idol contestant. Everyone else fall somewhere in between. Determining which artists are overrated and which are correctly rated is not a science. ItÂ’s not even an art. ItÂ’s just an exercise to start a conversation. ItÂ’s...
  • Redskins give McNabb $78M extension

    Agent: $78M deal for Donovan McNabb news services The Washington Redskins and quarterback Donovan McNabb have agreed to a contract extension. McNabb's agent, Fletcher Smith, told The Associated Press that the extension is worth $78 million over five years, with $40 million of the deal guaranteed. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Michael Smith, who first reported the agreement, that McNabb's contract could be worth $88 million if incentives in the contract are reached. McNabb, who will turn 34 later this month, agreed to an extension just two weeks after he was benched at the end of a loss...
  • Heat Lose to Celtics in Debut of Big Three

    10/26/2010 10:23:17 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LeBron James(notes) and the Miami Heat were showered with chants of “overrated!” They sure looked that way in their debut as a team formed to win a championship. The old Big Three of the Boston Celtics, playing under the franchise’s 17 title banners, beat the new Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade(notes) and Chris Bosh(notes) 88-80 on Tuesday night. The Heat, though, knew it would take time to jell.
  • ESPN Report: McNabb campaigning for T.O.

    04/20/2010 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 532+ views
    espn ^ | 4.20.10 | Matt Mosley
    As if Donovan McNabb in burgundy and gold isn't strange enough, now the quarterback's apparently encouraging Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to add his former teammate/nemesis Terrell Owens to the roster. ESPN's Ed Werder, who just returned from Redskins Park, and Sal Paolantonio teamed up on this report.
  • Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb Likely to Be Traded

    02/16/2010 3:48:11 AM PST · by Perdogg · 43 replies · 1,334+ views
    Nesn ^ | on Feb 15, 2010 7:55:38 PM | Evan Brunell
    The Donovan McNabb trade rumors just keep on heating up. On SportsCenter Live Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter said that it would not surprise him to see McNabb traded this offseason.
  • Jennifer Lopez calls Sarah Palin a "bitch" on George Lopez show

    01/19/2010 7:39:45 PM PST · by Niteflyr · 124 replies · 9,296+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/10 | NA
    Jennifer Lopez calls Sarah Palin a "bitch" in Spanish in her opening monologue on "Lopez Tonight".
  • Phil Sheridan: McNabb failed, so did Reid

    01/10/2010 12:18:31 PM PST · by Perdogg · 63 replies · 2,174+ views ^ | 1.10.09 | Phil Sheridan
    The case against Donovan McNabb was made most convincingly here last night by Donovan McNabb.
  • Report: Crabtree offer is reduced

    09/23/2009 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 96 replies · 3,171+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9-15-09 | Daniel Brown
    Michael Crabtree celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday. As an unwanted gift, multiple reports surfaced that the 49ers are poised to drop their offer to the No. 10 overall pick out of Texas Tech. Citing team sources, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote that Crabtree's continued absence makes him less valuable to the 49ers on a prorated basis and added, "Translation: The team just reduced its offer and will continue to do so with each passing week." A day earlier, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that the 49ers sent a letter to Crabtree "modifying" their offer. Responding to the Fox...
  • Is democracy over-rated? (BBC Asks Their Audience)

    03/10/2009 11:46:15 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 617+ views
    BBC UK ^ | 3/9/09 | BBC
    The head of the Chinese parliament has said that his country will never adopt Western-style democracy. Does this matter? Wu Bangguo who ranks second to President Hu Jintao in the Communist Party, told the annual session of the parliament that China would never introduce a system of multiple parties holding office in rotation. Mr Wu said that China would draw on the achievements of all cultures but would not "simply copy" the West. Correspondents say Mr Wu's statement appeared to be a deliberate rejection of calls in China and abroad for greater liberalisation. How important is democracy for people's lives?...

    12/07/2008 11:41:50 PM PST · by andrew roman · 30 replies · 1,199+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 8 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Twenty-eight years ago today, John Lennon was murdered here in New York City. I remember that evening as vividly as anything in my life. I was a thirteen year old Beatle freak (a generation removed, but no less fervent) sitting in front of my TV (when I probably should have been in bed asleep) watching Monday Night football when Howard Cosell made the announcement on the air, somewhere around 11PM, that Lennon was dead.As a young teenager who had only recently become a bona-fide Beatlemaniac, his death was a tremendous blow. To the tens of millions of people he touched...
  • Tim Tebow: truly an all-world QB

    06/12/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT · by rhema · 35 replies · 664+ views
    Sporting News ^ | June 10, 2008 | Matt Hayes
    This is where life imitates ... what exactly? What began two years ago with a quirky jump-pass in a college football game has evolved into this extraordinarily surreal life: communicating with heads of state, preaching to prisoners and, yes, circumcising children in a Third World country. All in one offseason. Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in December, the first sophomore to do so. In the six months since, the Florida Gators' iconic 20-year-old quarterback has traveled more than 15,000 miles to be honored by 15 organizations in nine states. A devout Christian, he has spread the gospel all over...
  • Pulitzer winner Norman Mailer dead at 84

    11/10/2007 9:47:43 PM PST · by saganite · 45 replies · 303+ views
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | 11 Nov 07 | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK - Norman Mailer, the pugnacious prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song," has died at the age of 84. Mailer died Saturday of acute renal failure at Mount Sinai Hospital, J. Michael Lennon, the author's literary executor and biographer, said. "He was a great American voice," said a tearful Joan Didion, author of "The Year of Magical Thinking" and other works, struggling for words upon learning of Mailer's death. From his classic debut novel to such masterworks...
  • People you may meet in heaven

    03/24/2007 6:29:56 AM PDT · by restornu · 11 replies · 337+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 03/23/2007 | By Lea Blevins,
    Mormon church helps public discover ancestors PLEASANTON ? Getting to know your ancestors now might come in handy when you meet them in the afterlife. This is part of the philosophy behind the popularity of genealogy with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We believe that family is eternal, and it continues beyond the grave," said Nickie White, one of several regular volunteers at the Pleasanton Family History Center. The center, located adjacent to the Pleasanton church, is open to the public four days a week. The service is free, and volunteers are on hand to help with...
  • Median home price plummets by $40,000 (Seattle housing market starts to crack)

    02/08/2007 8:51:38 PM PST · by Proud_USA_Republican · 91 replies · 2,088+ views
    Seattle-PI ^ | 2/8/2007 | Aubrey Cohen
    Seattle's median home price in January was the lowest it has been in a year, according to statistics released Wednesday. The median price of $379,990 was down from $420,000 in December, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. A seasonal decline is consistent with recent years, but Seattle's January median home price also was lower than King County's median -- a first since at least 2001. King County's median home price in January was up 8 percent from a year earlier, while the median for all 19 counties in the Northwest MLS was up 10.6 percent. "That's odd," Bob Melvey,...
  • Favre tells paper he's coming back

    02/02/2007 9:22:30 AM PST · by 7thson · 73 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02022007 | AP
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will return for his 17th season, Favre told the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday. "I am so excited about coming back," he told the newspaper. "We have a good nucleus of young players. We were 8-8 last year and that's encouraging.
  • Obama’s yet to serve up substance

    12/29/2006 11:14:59 PM PST · by jdm · 24 replies · 737+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Dec 30, 2006 | Jay Ambrose
    Barack Obama visited New Hampshire, wowed the Democrats there and jumped up more than 20 points in the polls to a tie with Hillary Clinton, all of which means he could be in for it. “Where’s the beef?” more and more people will ask and already are asking, even including Gary Hart, the most famous political target of that withering inquiry. In 1984, when he was trying to wrest the Democratic nomination for president away from Walter Mondale, Hart talked endlessly about the need for new ideas, even though it was not apparent he had any. Mondale noticed as much,...
  • The 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time

    12/13/2006 5:40:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 374 replies · 3,660+ views
    Premiere Magazine ^ | December 12, 2006 | various
    It happens to everyone who loves movies: You're in a conversation at a bar, or at a wedding, or online, and someone begins rhapsodizing about one of their favorite movies and you can't help but say, "Uh, that movie sucks. It's totally overrated." How two perfectly well-balanced individuals can have such drastically different views of the same film is one of the great wonders of being a film fanatic. It happens to us at Premiere all the time, enough so that sometimes we find ourselves questioning who we work with (boy, did it get ugly here when Love, Actually came...
  • Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, rookie QB Jay Cutler

    11/24/2006 5:37:16 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 34 replies · 1,399+ views
    Will the Broncos get an early Christmas present from Santa Claus Indiana?, QB Jay Cutler You can imagine what the sports media storm is like here in Colorado right now after the lackluster performance by the Denver Broncos offense last night in their 19 - 10 loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. An interesting fact about the Broncos first round draft choice from earlier this year, QB Jay Cutler is from Santa Claus, Indiana. 6 Jay Cutler, Quarterback Height: 6' 3" Weight: 233 lbs. College: Vanderbilt Born: in Santa Claus, Ind. Acquired: Draft #1 (11th overall), 2006 Pro Year: R...
  • No. 1 Ohio State Hosts No. 2 Michigan in Season Finale [THE Ohio State to get comeuppence]

    11/13/2006 1:31:13 PM PST · by meandog · 137 replies · 1,832+ views
    Ohio State University Athletics ^ | 11.13.06 | A biased homer
    THIS WEEK Top-ranked and unbeaten Ohio State returns home this week to conclude the regular season against second-ranked and unbeaten Michigan. This will be the second time this year that Buckeyes have been involved in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash. Ohio State was No. 1 and Texas No. 2 when the two teams met in Austin Sept. 9 in a game won 24-7 by coach Jim Tressel's Buckeyes. On the line this week are both undisputed possession of the Big Ten title and a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game on Jan. 8, 2007. This week's...
  • The Barack Obama Myth

    10/23/2006 6:30:17 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies · 8,342+ views
    Frontpage ^ | August 6, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    If the Democratic National Convention failed to produce a bounce for John Kerry, the same cannot be said of Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s candidate for United States Senator from Illinois. While this rising star in the Democratic Party spouted some conservative themes during his speech, the rhetoric may be deceptive. While Obama spoke of individual responsibility – such as stating that the government cannot teach kids to read, parents must – his ideology and voting record is quite different. Obama is very liberal. Among his campaign contributors are George Soros, People for the American Way, pro-abortion...
  • Auburn Knocks Florida Down in National Title Chase

    10/15/2006 6:06:47 AM PDT · by indcons · 194 replies · 1,935+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 15, 2006 | RAY GLIER
    AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 14 — It can be a merciless existence in the Southeastern Conference, with a team’s schedule stacked with Top 25 opponents and fierce crowds of up to 107,000 people screaming from start to finish at a visiting squad. Given all that, it was not exactly surprising that No. 2 Florida, trying to stay in the national championship hunt, was finally taken down by the SEC gantlet here Saturday night in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Gators were surrounded by a howling crowd of 87,541, which revved up the Auburn defense in the second half as the No. 11 Tigers...
  • Rooting For Rudy

    09/29/2006 8:52:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 710+ views
    NY Sun ^ | September 29, 2006 | JAMES COLL
    "It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the city of New York to limit to no more than eight consecutive years the time elected officials can serve as mayor … so that elected representatives are ‘citizen representatives' who are responsive to the needs of the people and are not career politicians." — Section 1137 of the New York City Charter "Experience is the parent of wisdom," Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1788 while arguing against the temptation of term limits upon the presidency. The New Yorker, whose gravesite is within two blocks of Ground Zero, could have articulated...
  • 'We cannot let down our guard' (Rudy Giuliani Op-Ed)

    09/11/2006 2:26:25 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 26 replies · 742+ views
    USA Today | September 11, 2006 | Rudy Giuliani
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  • Rudy Rising : Giullani's 9/11 legacy and 2008 prospects

    09/12/2006 11:06:39 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 52 replies · 1,648+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2006 | Deroy Murdock
    Rudy Rising His 9/11 legacy and 2008 prospects. By Deroy Murdock America’s still-vivid memories of that miserable morning five Septembers ago may be brightened by recollections of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s focused, confident performance on 9/11. The ongoing goodwill his leadership generated may explain why he outpaces his potential rivals for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Recent polls show Giuliani waxing on the right, regardless of any misgivings conservative GOP voters may have with him on abortion, gay rights, or gun control. Among 432 registered Republicans and pro-GOP independents who CNN and Opinion Research Corp. surveyed from August...
  • Notre Dame Forever...(America’s team !)

    09/06/2006 4:17:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 167 replies · 3,127+ views
    NRO ^ | September 5, 2006 | Michael Novak
    As far as I am concerned, the happiest days of the year began Saturday night with Notre Dame’s first game, down in Atlanta, against Georgia Tech. I just love to watch Notre Dame play football — hate when they lose. But win or lose, the next 12 weekends (I think there is an open date) are going to have a purpose and a center. I have a nephew, Joseph (Joe), who is just back from the Philippines, and in few months on his way to Indonesia — he works for the State Department. At the Sunday afternoon dinner (a family...
  • Rudy Hits the Campaign Trail - Is Giuliani vicious enough to win the Republican nomination?

    09/04/2006 6:05:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 152 replies · 2,081+ views ^ | Aug. 31, 2006 | John Dickerson
    With the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to check up on Rudy Giuliani. He is the last remaining political action figure from that tragedy, having left office at the top of his game, before anything like the Iraq war could tarnish him. After years of private-sector buck-raking, the mayor is back in campaign mode, traveling across the country to help Republican candidates and thinking about running for president. But is he ready for the brutality of a presidential race? This would be the week for him to practice savaging Democrats....
  • Rudy for President.

    08/13/2006 7:26:40 AM PDT · by alienken · 300 replies · 2,736+ views ^ | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. Sen. John McCain's 24 percent was second, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich third at 8 percent. National polls all year have shown Giuliani running either first or second to McCain, with the rest of the presidential possibilities far behind. Former New York City Mayor...
  • REPORTING FOR BOOTY: Lohan plans "Marilynesque" troop visit with Hillary

    08/08/2006 6:05:30 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 3,504+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2006 | KATE SHEEHY
    Scene queen Lindsay Lohan wants to entertain the troops in Iraq ŕ la Marilyn Monroe - together with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I've been trying to go to Iraq with Hillary Clinton for so long - Hillary was trying to work it out, but it seemed too dangerous," spouts the freckle-faced "Freaky Friday" star in an off-the-wall interview in the upcoming edition of Elle magazine. "I wanted to do what Marilyn Monroe did, when she went and just set up a stage and did a concert for the troops all by herself. It's so amazing seeing that one woman just...
  • Trying for the men's Open only ups pressure cooker

    06/05/2006 9:25:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 248+ views ^ | June 4, 2006 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    Yes, yes, yes, Michelle Wie should have the chance. That isn't the issue. As Jack Nicklaus was just saying: If you've got the game -- man, woman or child -- come on down and give it a shot for the U.S. Open. In the end, this isn't about the rights of the kid, but the responsibilities of the grown-ups to protect a prodigy for the long run. That she has the talent to make the cut in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier on Monday in Summit, N.J., isn't so much the concern than is if the ramifications of success and...
  • RUDY HITS HILL - Yank's Her Chain on Team

    04/19/2006 6:33:31 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 96 replies · 2,398+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/19/06
    April 19, 2006 -- BLUE BELL, Pa. - Rudy Giuliani took a few swipes at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday while campaigning for a Republican senator. In a speech on behalf of Sen. Rick Santorum, Giuliani recalled that for most of his mayoralty, there was one Republican and one Democratic senator representing New York. MO< "[For] one year, I had Hillary," he mock-complained, drawing laughter. After a pause, he continued: "There's that book that just came out . . . [it] points out that one thing that Hillary and I do have in common: We're both Yankee fans. I became...
  • Giuliani Vividly Recalls Reagan Assassination Attempt

    03/24/2006 6:59:41 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 12 replies · 873+ views
    NEW YORK -- As the 25th anniversary of the attempted assassination of the late President Ronald W. Reagan approaches, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani remembers that day vividly. "The morning of March 30, 1981, the White House had a breakfast with the president," Giuliani tells me. He was awaiting Senate confirmation as associate attorney general. Reagan gave newly appointed officials "a talk about our role, and the importance of the administration, and the opportunity to change things," Giuliani says. The president eventually shifted from national affairs to the national pastime. He discussed players he admired and reminisced about...
  • Giuliani tops poll of most popular US politicians

    03/07/2006 8:37:53 AM PST · by mathprof · 119 replies · 1,549+ views
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the most popular politician in the United States, according to a national poll this week testing support for potential candidates in the 2008 presidential race. The survey of some 1,900 voters by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute asked respondents to rate several nationally known politicians on a scale from 0 to 100, with higher numbers reflecting higher regard. Giuliani topped the list, with an average score of 63.5 percent, followed by Democratic Senator Barack Obama, seen as one of his party's rising stars. Obama scored 59.9. In third place was maverick veteran Republican...
  • RUDY'S ROADBLOCK: TOO BLUE TO BE RED (pro-abort, gun-grabber gave Christians the shaft)

    02/14/2006 4:58:53 AM PST · by Liz · 514 replies · 4,812+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 14, 2006 | EDITORIALS
    ***** Any conservative who knows anything about Rudy Giuliani's social views knows he is not the man to lead the party in 2008, or ever. The press isn't acknowledging Giuliani's stance on these issues in its attempt to give liberal GOP candidates like Giuliani and Sen. John McCain a free ride. We need someone to lead the GOP on the major social issues of our day, in addition to fighting the War on Terror and keeping our economy on the right track.......Giuliani's socially liberal agenda would be, as Sager quotes in his NY Post column, "utterly unacceptable." Name Redacted Manhattan...
  • Rudy Heads South

    02/01/2006 5:23:40 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 281 replies · 2,602+ views
    Time ^ | 1=2.1.06
    Political pundits have long discounted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential prospects, claiming that his particular brand of tough-talking, socially moderate conservatism would never play south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But Rudy has never been one to listen to conventional wisdom, and lately at least, he has been turning up the heat in southern conservative political circles. In just the last week, he endorsed Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry for re-election and met with Evangelicals in Florida. Most impressively, he actually outpaced U.S. Senator John McCain in a just-released Georgia poll, garnering the support of 28 percent of...
  • Nomar to play for Mexico in World Classic

    01/14/2006 7:45:47 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 1 replies · 265+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 14, 2006 | Webmaster
    MEXICO CITY - Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra will play for Mexico at the World Baseball Classic in March. Garciaparra, a native of Whittier, California, qualifies because of his Mexican parents, Mexican baseball league president Alejandro Hute said in a newspaper interview Saturday. Garciaparra, 32, played for the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs before signing with Los Angeles.
  • Mariah Carey Ties Elvis on Singles Chart

    12/24/2005 2:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 873+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | December 24, 2005
    Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era. Carey and Presley have 17 No. 1 hits, second only to the Beatles, who had 20.
  • Historian massages clinton numbers, ego + legacy at revisionist confab

    11/11/2005 12:12:10 AM PST · by Mia T · 47 replies · 2,989+ views
    C-SPAN, Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror, AP | 11.11.05 | Mia T
    Douglas Brinkley massages clinton numbers, ego + legacy at (clinton-was-an-utter-failure-containment-scheme-team) revisionist confab C-SPAN historians find no clinton "greatness" irrespective of moral-authority deficit   by Mia T, 11.10.05 Speaking on the opening day of a three-day conference at Hofstra University examining his presidency, Clinton challenged a statement by noted historian Douglas Brinkley, who opined that Clinton would be deemed a great president were it not for his impeachment. Bill Clinton, at Long Island conference, calls impeachment `egregious abuse' of Constitution FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer clinton's ranking will likely get worse over time. Economic issues fade in importance over time....
  • Rudy Giuliani: "I Think I'll Return To Politics"

    10/05/2005 12:36:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies · 2,376+ views
    1010 Wins ^ | Oct 5, 2005
    (1010 WINS) (WASHINGTON) Rudolph Giuliani plans to return to politics, he said Wednesday, but argued it's too early to say if that will be for the 2008 presidential campaign. ``I think I'll return to politics,'' said Giuliani during a speech to credit card companies. Giuliani, dubbed ``America's Mayor,'' after his performance as New York City mayor during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has spent the years since working as a highly paid corporate executive and public speaker. The first question from audience members at a the gathering concerned his possible return to public office. Asked if he had any...
  • What Would Rudy Do?

    09/01/2005 4:37:46 PM PDT · by Cincinnatus · 67 replies · 1,181+ views
    The Dawn Patrol ^ | September 1, 2005 | Robert N. Going
    Robert N. Going, who volunteered at Ground Zero for several months following 9/11, believes that what the Gulf Coast needs is another Rudy Giuliani: All hell broke loose [in New York on 9/11]. They had emergency plans and equipment, but those got wiped out, too. What did it take, one maybe two seconds for him to improvise? By giving orders, he created order out of chaos. One just can't imagine the NYPD driving past thousands of dehydrating people and giving them no help, no information, no instructions, no water. How hard would it be for SOMEONE to tell the dispatchers...
  • Giuliani Says He Hasn't Ruled Out Running for President

    03/31/2005 8:02:16 PM PST · by Crackingham · 28 replies · 909+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/05 | Pat Milton
    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Thursday that he has not ruled out running for governor or president, but he offered no specifics on what his political future might hold. "I haven't ruled it out and I haven't ruled it in," a relaxed-looking Giuliani said Thursday at a news conference to announce a venture with a big Texas law firm. "I don't know the answer to that until the future." Giuliani, whose political stock soared as he led New York through the horror of the Sept. 11, 2001, assault on the World Trade Center, is a leader in national polls for...
  • Reports: McNabb Sick During Crucial Part Of Super Bowl

    02/08/2005 11:49:37 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 483 replies · 8,757+ views
    AP ^ | February 8, 2005
    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was so ill in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that a teammate had to call a play in the huddle, center Hank Fraley said. "He fought to the end," Fraley told Comcast SportsNet on Monday. "He gave it his all. He was almost puking in the huddle. One play had to be called by (wideout) Freddie Mitchell because Donovan was mumbling because he was almost puking." Offensive lineman Jon Runyan also echoed Fraley's comments in the same interview aired on two local radio stations on Tuesday after the Comcast report. McNabb...
  • Donovan McNabb Comes Up Shaky in the Big Game

    02/07/2005 8:48:24 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 223 replies · 4,064+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1:20 AM Feb. 7, 2005 | Associated Press
    It looked like Donovan McNabb saved his jitters for the Super Bowl. McNabb spent the week telling jokes, being loose and insisting that he felt no pressure leading the Philidelphia Eagles versus the New England Patriots.But the five time pro bowl QB had a shaky performance in the most important game of his career Sunday, a 24-21 loss to the Patriots. McNabb turned the ball over three times, including crucial interceptions in the first and fourth quarters.McNabb misfired on several passes early, held the ball too long in other instance and made several poor decisions. One of the best scramblers...
  • Vanity - USC v OSU

    01/04/2005 5:15:35 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 372 replies · 3,401+ views
    Can someone post updates of the game for those of us still at work? I have a K on SC. Thanks Admin relocate as necessary
  • L.A. County May Sandblast Disney Hall

    11/28/2004 9:04:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 602+ views
    AP - ^ | Sat Nov 27, 5:19 PM ET | AP -
    LOS ANGELES - The mirror-like, curving steel walls of the Walt Disney Concert Hall may soon lose some of their luster. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering whether to sandblast portions of the walls to reduce glare that has been blamed for blinding drivers and increasing heat in neighboring buildings. "It does get really, really warm in the summer," said Susan Yokoyama, co-owner of a video store near the hall. "It's like sitting in a sauna." After receiving complaints from a nearby homeowners group, the county hired consultants to work with architect Frank Gehry before the hall's...