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  • Minor Regrets: Coming Close Is Not A Tragedy

    06/08/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    I’m going through life without ever having hit a home run. To hit a ball perfectly and round the bases, touching home: That must be a pleasure. Once I came close. Just turning 26 and finishing my dissertation, I played on the American Culture team in the University of Michigan graduate school coed softball league, one of the weakest leagues imaginable. Susan had finished her undergraduate career there and was technically ineligible, but we were short of women who didn’t -- to use a phrase from those sexist days -- throw like girls. Here’s the scene, one week before our...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve Been Skeptical From the Get-Go’ About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up “training” fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. “Steve, this is why I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft during an interview for “60 Minutes.” …
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Fans told no national anthem at NCAA regionial; sing it anyway

    05/19/2015 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/19/15 | Troy Machir
    Over the weekend, Louisiana-Lafayette won the Lafayette region of the NCAA Softball World Series Tournament after defeating Baylor 9-1 in the final game on Sunday. But prior to the team's first meeting on Saturday, the third game of the day, fans in attendance were told that because the game was the third of the day, there would be no national anthem prior to the start of the contest. Fans at Lamson Park was none too pleased, and after several failed attempts to get the public address announcer to play the song, fans took it upon themselves to sing "The Star-Spangled...
  • ‘We hold each other up’: NCTC softball team returns after tragedy [lst game since 4 players killed]

    01/30/2015 10:44:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies (Dallas Morning News) ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kate Hairopoulos
    GAINESVILLE — The North Central Texas College softball team lined up on the third-base line Friday afternoon, each player resting her hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of her. They stood like so, heads of ponytails and braids bowed, their red jerseys bold against the January gray, in a public moment of silence. The sting of grief has become familiar for this team since an 18-wheeler plowed into the Lady Lions’ team bus last September, killing four players, none yet 21. All 15 of the players riding in the bus and coach Van Hedrick, who started the...
  • VB Teacher's aide charged in online crime

    01/22/2014 6:48:43 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | January 6, 2014 | Catherine Rogers
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A teacher's assistant at Princess Anne High School has been charged with three felony offenses in the investigation of an online relationship with a minor. 26-year-old Kyle Noro is the suspect in an investigation that began Saturday afternoon when a father told police his juvenile daughter was in an online relationship with someone pretending to be a juvenile male, according to James Cason with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Cason said investigators discovered the suspect was Noro, a female teacher's assistant and softball coach at Princess Anne High School. The investigation also revealed the online...
  • Wrestling pins opponents, stays in Olympics

    09/08/2013 9:34:56 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10:57 a.m. CDT, September 8, 2013 | Philip Hersh
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Making a solid case for its modernity despite being a core sport of the ancient Olympics, wrestling saved its place on the Summer Games program Sunday. Wrestling wiped its opponents off the mat, defeating baseball / softball and squash to gain the one open spot on the 2020 Olympic program and be assured of staying at least through 2024. It took just one round of voting by International Olympic Committee members for wrestling to get the needed majority. Wrestling got 49 votes to 24 for baseball / softball and 22 for squash.
  • The IRS Just Canceled Its Softball Game This Week With a GOP Senator’s Staff — And Wait Until You

    05/17/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/16/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    They’re not playing ball. The IRS softball team has canceled their Friday game with Sen. John Cornyn’s staff, amid the still-evolving scandal of targeting conservative organizations. The game has not been rescheduled. By the way, the IRS’s team name? “The Cheetahs.” Cornyn (R-Texas) posted the cancellation announcement on Facebook Thursday morning:
  • Softball Question (vanity)

    05/02/2012 4:35:14 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    Hi, with all those I chatted with about sports in the last few days or others I have a question, and as the mom of the girl involved I don't want to go off half crazy. My daughter was put in to play second base, starting. She's in jr high and plays at the JV level. She's normally a Pitcher but was obviously not Pitching. That's no excuse but here's what happened : (note: they ended up winning the game so that was good.). The score was 2-1 and the coach yelled out to check the runner back and go...
  • Four Female Softball Players Catch Tulsa Man Breaking Into Their SUV

    12/30/2011 6:28:52 AM PST · by OKSooner · 21 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa, OK ^ | 12-30-2011 | Someone at KOTV Channel 6
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa man picked the wrong SUV to burglarize early Friday morning. Tulsa Police say four women leaving a south Tulsa bar took the law into their own hands and caught Jonathon Ethriedge inside their SUV. The four college softball players were having a reunion of sorts at Baker's Street Pub near 71st and Memorial. When they left the bar at around 12:30 a.m., two of them noticed someone in their SUV. The man, 29-year-old Jonathon Ethriedge got out of the SUV and ran, but not before the four women caught up with him and held him...
  • 'Not gay enough' softball players settle suit

    11/28/2011 2:34:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/28/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Three members of an amateur San Francisco team who said they were branded "not gay enough" and stripped of their second-place finish at the Gay Softball World Series have settled their lawsuit against a national gay sports organization. Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ, who were members of D2, a team that was part of the San Francisco Gay Softball League, will receive an undisclosed sum from the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance and will get their second-place 2008 championship trophy back,
  • Hannity Interviews SARAH PALIN - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

    04/19/2011 10:27:16 PM PDT · by onyx · 55 replies
    PALINtv via FNC ^ | April 20, 2011 | Sean Hannity TV Show
    Direct Link FOX Headline: Palin Guts Obama: 'He Has Lied to the American Public and We're Saying Enough Is Enough'
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • Matthews On The Tea Party: “They Have Guns, It’s Scary.”

    06/10/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This is old, it’s tiring, and it’s really starting to tick me off. Chris Matthews with Andrea Mitchell yesterday afternoon is promoting his upcoming special on “The New Right” and the Tea Party. Mitchell gives him the chance to promote the show … and Matthews feeds right into the lefty paranoia machine. “They’ve got guns. It’s scary.” I love the sound bites with the militia. I love the conflation. I love the way everyone in the Tea Party is framed as a group that wants to wrestle the government from the “enemy”, like the British? You have to watch to...
  • A hit with lesbians

    05/17/2010 3:42:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,043+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 17, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    To girls in the 'hood, Elena Kagan rocks. Softball-playing sisters and lipstick lesbians who gather in Brooklyn's Park Slope have suffered years of intolerance, leading to a grudging acceptance. But now, life and style choices favored in gay corners of the Slope have become, remarkably, fashionable. Chic, even. So it was no surprise on a recent night in Ginger's Bar -- New York's sapphic central for ladies who love -- that President Obama's pick for the US Supreme Court was the subject of rip-roaring debate. "I'm proud," said Nancy Pagan, 32, who plays third base on a softball team called...
  • (Vanity) A Pick-up Game, or, If the Nominee's A-Sportin', Don't Come A-Courtin'

    05/16/2010 9:55:20 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 255+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 5-16-2010 | grey_whiskers
    The recent nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court has been marked by an under-the-radar controversy about a photograph of her playing softball. Why is this so controversial? Is it because such a photo demonstrates that she is a subversive, and un-American? (After all, the saying is "as American as baseball," not softball.) Or is it that such a photo tends to be a bit of grandstanding by the left, rubbing the collective noses of the right in the fact that Socialist and Communist Senators will be lobbing nothing but softball questions at her during her coronation confirmation hearings?...
  • Playing for keeps: Elena Kagan vs. NFL

    05/14/2010 3:58:27 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 3 replies · 235+ views
    espn ^ | May 13, 2010 | Lester Munson
    Supreme Court nominee's antitrust role, the Coyotes' future, and a Mark Cuban lawsuit To some people, "briefs" are what you wear instead of boxers. But not in our Courtside Seat. To some people, a "related party transaction" happens when it's time to pass the hat and collect the cash for the second keg before closing time. But not in our Courtside Seat. To some people, a "memorandum of understanding" is … well, even in our Courtside Seat, we can't see how a "memorandum of understanding" might apply to everyday existence. But it sounds like fun, doesn't it? It is here....
  • Mcain missed the softball question at the end

    10/07/2008 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 32 replies · 1,869+ views
    My Brain | 10/07/2008 | Armed Civilian
    I believe Mcain missed the softball question at the end. What is it you don’t know and what will you do to find out. Mcain should have said, What I don’t know is;
  • SI’s Selena Roberts Predicts Olympic Softball Might Be Saved by Obama (obamaboy strikes again)

    08/21/2008 12:17:16 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 23 replies · 67+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/21/08 | Matthew Balan /newsbusters
    Sports Illustrated’s Selena Roberts, when asked during an interview on the SI website about the future of softball as an Olympic competition on Thursday, added some liberal commentary into her prediction about the sport’s redemption: "One other wildcard for 2016 is the exit of the Bush administration. The undercurrent of anti-Americanism within the IOC, which some say has hurt the U.S. because of its softball dominance, may abate somewhat with a potential administration led by Barack Obama, a rock star in Europe."
  • U.S. softball copes with jarring loss (The Messiah will save Olympic softball. At least a 2 barfer)

    08/21/2008 8:45:37 AM PDT · by StoneWallJack · 26 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Selena Roberts Give us your best guess: Will softball get reinstated for the 2016 Games? Roberts: I think there is great momentum right now to reinstate softball for 2016 due to a couple of important reasons: First, Asian countries have poured a lot of resources into women's softball. Japan is one example, and those countries have a lot of pull with the IOC. Second, I think America is doing the right thing in exporting its knowledge of the game by establishing clinics in Europe where there is more resistance toward the game of softball. One other wildcard for 2016 is the...