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  • Obama jokes about beating Republicans with a hockey stick

    11/04/2013 9:00:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/4/13 | mfprex
    Vid at link
  • Bluff means never having to say you're sorry

    07/26/2012 6:44:54 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 16 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 7/26/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Since Dr Michael Mann announced his intention to sue over my Corner post, I've had a few queries on this and that aspect of the case: 1) Several readers have asked if there's a legal defense fund to which they can contribute. No, but, if you want to help out, you could always send a few bucks National Review's way. Since Dr Mann's lawyer, John "I don't bluff" Williams, has assured us he doesn't bluff, it seems prudent to budget for a full-length trial.You can donate to NR here. Or better yet, subscribe to the magazine, and enjoy a fortnightly...
  • End of the manual transmission?

    06/01/2012 7:23:21 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 213 replies
    High Gear Media via Foxnews ^ | May 02, 2012 | By Thomas Bey
    Go to any given dealership with 100 new cars. On average, just four of the 2012 models will have manual gearboxes. The trend of the vanishing third pedal is nothing new, notes The Detroit News. Even a decade ago, just 8.5 percent of 2002 models were manuals. The paper’s own automotive reporter even confesses she never learned to drive a stick shift until it essentially became a job requirement. It’s more than a little contradictory to automotive reviews (including many you’ll read here) extolling the pleasure of enthusiastic driving with a true manual gearbox. Likewise, purists gravitate to manuals for...
  • The President has a Big Stick?...(so says Joe Biden)

    04/26/2012 10:53:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies
    04/26/12
    The gift that keeps on giving...
  • VP Joe Biden: ‘I Promise You Obama Has A Big Stick’

    04/26/2012 10:44:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 26, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Vice President Joe Biden apparently did not catch the potential double meaning when he paraphrased a famous Teddy Roosevelt quote on Wednesday when he said “I promise you, Obama has a big stick.” The audience, mostly comprised of New York University students, immediately got the joke. Speaking before a group of NYU students on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden praised President Barack Obama’s role as a commander-in-chief and touted the president’s numerous successes in foreign policy and in the prosecution of anti-terror efforts abroad. Biden told the audience, invoking a variation on the famous quote by President Teddy Roosevelt, “I...
  • Biden: 'The president has a big stick'

    04/26/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 26, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Referring to President Roosevelt's foreign policy quote about speaking softly and carrying a big stick, Biden told the crowd that Obama followed a similar path with Iran. "I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you," Biden said as the crowd laughed. (Video at link)
  • Minority Students Get the Short End of Democrat Stick

    01/03/2011 10:04:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    big government ^ | 1/3/11 | Kerri Toloczko
    Recent student protests against tuition increases in the U.K. and California demonstrate that such upticks invoke strong reactions in student communities and can quickly spiral out of control. For two years President Obama and Congressional Democrats have pushed federal policies that separate low-income and minority students from quality education. It is only a matter of time before the breadth of these cuts becomes part of the national dialogue and minority students notice — and erupt. In March 2009, the President terminated the Opportunity Scholarship Program – school vouchers providing educational lifelines for 3,700 African-American students in the nation’s capital. In...
  • Obama orders investigation of stamps..(e-mail)

    08/07/2009 11:17:56 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 12 replies · 938+ views
    e-mail | today | unknown
    The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama. But there was a problem with the stamp not sticking to the envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings: The stamp is in perfect order. There is nothing wrong with the adhesive. People were spitting on the wrong side! **ENJOY YOUR DAY AMERICA**
  • Stick, skateboard, Baby Doll enter Toy Hall of Fame

    12/03/2008 9:27:07 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 38 replies · 876+ views
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A magic wand, a fishing rod or a royal scepter? Chris Bensch, curator of collections, shows off the newest inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame, a stick. The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child's imagination, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard. The three were chosen to join the Strong National Museum of Play's lineup of 38 classics ranging from the bicycle, the kite and Mr. Potato Head to Crayola crayons, marbles and the Atari 2600 video game system. Curators said...
  • Police confiscate walking stick from retired teacher, 78, because it is an 'offensive weapon'

    10/01/2008 4:47:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies · 1,589+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 September, 2008 | Daniel Bates
    Sticking point: Philip Clarkson Webb has had to use his spare stick after his other one was confiscated by police They must have known he was a troublemaker the moment they saw him. With his white hair, wax jacket and glasses, 78-year-old Philip Clarkson Webb clearly ticked all the boxes any eagle-eyed policemen would mark as 'danger'. And as he shuffled along the pavement towards them there was one thing above all they deemed to pose a threat - his walking stick. The officers surrounded the retired classics teacher and informed him the 3ft wooden cane was an 'offensive weapon'...
  • Obama: "If members of Congress don't pass my health care bill - I'll whoop 'em

    06/06/2008 2:04:25 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 68 replies · 1,006+ views
    youtube ^ | 06/06/08 | bluestatenews
    "If members of Congress don't pass my health care bill - I'll whoop 'em, I'll whoop 'em. That's right, you better not mess with me, and I'll have that stick."
  • AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE ‘HOCKEY STICK’ GLOBAL CLIMATE RECONSTRUCTION2

    07/14/2006 8:58:39 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 25 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Committee on Energy and Commerce ^ | July 14,2006 | Wegman-House Committee on Energy
    7. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Conclusion 1. The politicization of academic scholarly work leads to confusing public debates. Scholarly papers published in peer reviewed journals are considered the archival record of research. There is usually no requirement to archive supplemental material such as code and data. Consequently, the supplementary material for academic work is often poorly documented and archived and is not sufficiently robust to withstand intense public debate. In the present example there was too much reliance on peer review, which seemed not to be sufficiently independent. Recommendation 1. Especially when massive amounts of public monies and human lives are...
  • See the Truth on climate history

    07/12/2006 7:24:40 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 3 replies · 522+ views
    National Post ^ | July 12, 2006 | Terence Corcoran
    See the Truth on climate history Terence Corcoran, Financial Post Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 It says it right here on the Official Climate Change Web site of the Government of Canada: "The 20th century has been the warmest globally in the past 1,000 years." This statement is wrong on several counts, and the Government of Canada knows it. After all, the knowledge that it is wrong is the product of two Canadians who have become internationally renowned in climate circles for having debunked the idea that the world is warmer than it has been in a millennium. The two...
  • Misled again: The Hockey Stick climate

    07/12/2006 7:15:46 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 14 replies · 734+ views
    National Post ^ | July 12, 2006 | Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, Financial Post
    Misled again: The Hockey Stick climate History is flawed, and so is the process by which its author's claims have been adjudicated Many people have heard the claim that the 1990s were the warmest decade of the millennium and that 1998 was the warmest year. Environment Canada headlined them on pamphlets mailed across the country a few years ago. These claims interested us in verifying exactly how scientists were able to assert so confidently that the late 20th century was warmer than when the Vikings were farming Greenland (the Medieval Warm Period). Last year, the National Post profiled our published...
  • CA: Lawmakers: Stick to Your Principles - Don’t be distracted from fiscal sanity

    03/14/2006 8:13:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 284+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/14/06 | Jon Coupal & HJTA
    So the Democrat leaders in the California Legislature, Fabian Nunez and Don Perata, want the governor to put pressure on Assembly Republicans to support their version of an infrastructure bond package. "He is the leader of the Republicans," Núñez said of Schwarzenegger. "One would think the governor has the responsibility of getting the Republicans on board to support whatever views he negotiates with the Legislature." As usual, the speaker fails to grasp the fundamentals of representative democracy. California Civics Lesson Number 1: The two-thirds vote in each house for state-wide bond measures is there for a reason. This is long-term...
  • Military working dog, Marine stick together through battle, injuries (ARF! ARF! ARF!)

    02/07/2006 3:24:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 621+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2006) -- On Jan. 5, a suicide bomber tried to interrupt Iraq's rebuilding process at a police academy in Ramadi, but honor, courage and commitment by Iraqis and Marines alike was the only lasting result from the attack. The bond between one Marine, Cpl. Brendan N. Poelaert, a military working dog handler with 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment Provisional Military Police Battalion, and an East Kingston, N.H., native, and his MWD, Flapoor, a 4-year-old Belgium Malinos, came through the carnage unscathed, even if the pair did not. Poelaert, an Exeter High School graduate, joined the...
  • CA: State coastal commission carrying a bigger stick

    10/15/2005 9:50:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 240+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/15/05 | Terry Rodgers
    Despite an outward appearance of business as usual, significant changes have been occurring at the California Coastal Commission, the potent and autonomous agency that oversees development along the state's 1,100-mile coast. In the past 18 months, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature have made seven appointments to the 12-member commission. These new appointees, including Chula Vista Mayor Steve Padilla, have quickly emerged as pragmatic and independent voices. They have arrived while the agency has progressively toughened enforcement against scofflaws and ratcheted up protection of coastal resources. The end result is that coastline developers have never faced more scrutiny. "(The agency)...
  • Focus on Keeping the Free World Free - (U.S. policy toward China must be like Reagan's vs USSR)

    05/31/2005 11:16:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 319+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    America still has a lot to learn. Its bold leadership helped end communism less than two decades ago, and the American leadership of the early 21st century is already allowing communism and repression to blossom yet again. This time, the threat is not directly European. Although Russia could re-fire its political machine at any time, the threat of tomorrow comes from Asia, specifically China. America enjoys good relationships with much of the continent, but Americans have every reason to be both frightened and angered by the threat of the Chinese empire. Already, there is talk of a potentially new world...
  • CA: Lawmakers stick with SB 25 - Senate bill could weaken campaign-finance probes (PeRATaGate)

    02/16/2005 8:47:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 314+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 2/16/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, already linked to a corruption probe, and Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman, R-Tustin, refused on Tuesday to drop a bill that could weaken campaign-finance probes against lawmakers. One probe that could be affected is apparently one involving Sen. Jim Battin, R-Palm Desert, who lashed out Tuesday at a state agency he accused of improperly revealing its inquiry. "It is disturbing the Fair Political Practices Commission has apparently chosen to violate their own rules prohibiting them from discussing an ongoing investigation and make comments to the press," Battin wrote in a...
  • California: Bending ‘The Oak’. Legislature gets cold feet as Gov. tests waters of compromise

    12/31/2003 7:00:55 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 3 replies · 139+ views
    Pasadena Weekly ^ | Dec 28, 2003 | Jill Stewart
    Well, hellooo carrot and stick. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just displayed dramatic examples of both in his dealings with the California Legislature, which is still reeling from it and is scrambling in private to figure out how to deal with it. But the real story as 2003 wraps up is the psychology of the governor himself, what we’ve learned after watching him for little more than one month in office and what it portends for California’s fiscal health. Schwarzenegger is a neophyte to Sacramento politics, where nothing is really as it appears and most legislators are working with both a public...
  • Freep this poll

    06/07/2003 6:46:36 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 30 replies · 205+ views
    Do you agree with the U.S. Forest Service decision allowing equestrians to ride on trails through four natural areas? Vote here. Half way down page on right.
  • Stick Insects force Evolutionary Rethink

    01/15/2003 3:12:40 PM PST · by Ahban · 127 replies · 777+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 15 January 03 | Nicola Jones
    SRC="/img/shim.gif"> Wings could be a passing phase for the giant prickly stick insect (Image: OSF) Researchers have discovered that on a number of occasions in the past 300 million years, stick insects have lost their wings, then re-evolved them. Entomologists have described the revelation as "revolutionary". Michael Whiting, an evolutionary biologist from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his team stumbled upon the finding while examining the DNA of 37 different phasmids, the stick and leaf insects famous for camouflaging themselves against plants, in a bid to work out their family tree.   The big wing switch Entomologists have...