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  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • After James Gunn Ouster, Mike Cernovich Turns Toward Comedians Patton Oswalt, Michael Ian Black

    07/21/2018 8:18:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 21, 2018 | Tim Kenneally
    Is Mike Cernovich looking to add more scalps to his collection in the form of Patton Oswalt and Michael Ian Black? Right-wing provocateur Cernovich, whose online amplification of offensive tweets published years ago by director James Gunn preceded Gunn’s ouster from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise on Friday, turned his attention toward comedians Oswalt and Black later on Friday, highlighting tweets by the comedians that he took issue with. One tweet shared by Cernovich on Friday night, posted by Black in June 2011, read, “I don’t like watching ‘iCarly’ with my daughter because there is nobody on that...
  • 1 woman dead, gunman in custody after opening fire outside Trader Joe's in Silver Lake

    07/21/2018 7:10:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2018 | RICHARD WINTON, JACK DOLAN, HARRIET RYAN and CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    A gunman who opened fire outside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake was in custody after a tense standoff that claimed the life of one woman inside the store. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the death, saying the woman was pulled out of the store by authorities and declared dead at the scene. The mayor released no other details, saying police were trying to reach next of kin. The incident began as family dispute in South Los Angeles involving a man in his late teens. Police said he shot his grandmother and a second woman at her residence. He then took...
  • Sketch released of suspect wanted for killing Dr. Mark Hausknecht (Bush Dr.)

    07/21/2018 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 21 JULY 2018 | KTRK
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police have released a sketch of the person they believe killed a prominent Houston doctor Friday morning.
  • If Republican advertisers this fall were smart, they'd use this video against the Democrats

    07/21/2018 4:26:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Twitter/James Woods ^ | July 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Republican advertisers are really stupid. They are plenty of video, articles, etc. that crazy and unhinged leftists have said and done since 2016 that they can use against Democrats if they want to win in November. Look at this video from James Woods, a crazed soy boy leftist jumping around screaming "No Trump, No Pence". It's sad and funny at the same time.
  • The Enlightenment Is Working

    07/21/2018 3:31:35 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/09/18 | Steven Pinker
    For all their disagreements, the left and the right concur on one thing: The world is getting worse. Whether the decline is visible in inequality, racism and pollution, or in terrorism, crime and moral decay, both sides see profound failings in modernity and a deepening crisis in the West. They look back to various golden ages when America was great, blue-collar workers thrived in unionized jobs, and people found meaning in religion, family, community and nature. Such gloominess is decidedly un-American. The U.S. was founded on the Enlightenment ideal that human ingenuity and benevolence could be channeled by institutions and...
  • Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

    07/21/2018 1:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 4:29 AM | Promit Mukherjee
    Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes. Police in the northwestern state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in the nearby state of Haryana and thrashed him to death on...
  • Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

    07/21/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 1:23 PM | Sarah Marsh
    The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of an institutionalized homophobia for which Castro later apologized. Yet Communist-run Cuba has made great strides over the past decade on LGBT rights, approving sex-change operations and banning workplace discrimination, partly thanks to the high-profile advocacy of Castro’s niece Mariela Castro. Proposals to recognize same-sex...
  • Pampered dog owns three sports cars, 175 pairs of sunglasses and 65 outfits (tr)

    07/21/2018 9:40:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 21, 2018 | Hana Carter
    With a wardrobe bursting full of outfits and a range of sports cars, it's not surprising Princess Cleopatra Superchill has been named one of Britain's most spoiled dogs. The pooch also feasts on steak for dinner and has a Ł1,500 pram, with her doting owner Anthony Welsh, 57, having spent a whopping Ł40,000 on her. The lucky Staffordshire Bull Terrier has just celebrated her seventh birthday, seeing Anthony, from Liverpool, splash out another Ł1,000, on his beloved pet. Cleopatra was treated to the finest tennis balls, a posh feeding station and her very own custom-made mountain bike in honour of...
  • Passengers complain of bedbugs on flights out of Newark airport

    07/21/2018 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Fox5 NY ^ | July 20, 2018
    - Passengers on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to India are complaining about bed bug infested seats. In one case this week a family complained their infant was covered in bites and bleeding by the time the 17-hour flight landed in Mumbia. Pravin Tonsekar tweeted Air India photos of his seat with apparent bed bugs on them. Air India replied with a comment that it is: "sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard." Another passenger tweeted to the airline that his family few out of Newark on July 18...
  • Some stuff for Saturday

    07/21/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/21/2018 | unknown
    Astute Observations There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and dipsh*t's. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content. I live in my own little world, but it's OK. Everyone knows me here. I saw a very large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Left Tackle?” I don't do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast. I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in...
  • Oops she did it again: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns with Bernie Sanders in Kansas, [tr]

    07/21/2018 5:22:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 20, 2018 | Greg P.
    Bernie Sanders tweeted out this video of fellow socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the road in Kansas to campaign with Dem Brent Welder when she accidentally said, “We’re going to flip this seat red in November”:
  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>
  • Camp Pendleton general facing ‘administrative actions’ after reportedly treating aide like a servant

    07/20/2018 9:12:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    https://www.ocregister.com/ ^ | 7/20/18 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    Camp Pendleton general facing ‘administrative actions’ after reportedly treating aide like a servant while deployed to Iraq8 at 6:44 pm | UPDATED: July 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm CAMP PENDLETON — A brigadier general serving at the Marine Corps base will receive “administrative actions” for misusing his aide to perform servant-like tasks while deployed to Iraq. Marine Corps officials confirmed Friday, July 20 that a report by the Department of Defense Inspector General substantiated allegations against Brig. Gen. Rick A. Uribe, who served as deputy commanding general and director of the Combined Joint Operations Center in Baghdad from May 2016...
  • Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman’s Claims of Assault

    07/20/2018 9:01:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    Variety ^ | July 20, 2018 | Ellis Clopton
    “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman last year after an event she catered for the actor. “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report, whether it is true or false,” Anderson’s rep said in a statement to Variety. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.” The Blast cited sources familiar with the situation, who said the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future...
  • Donald Trump: I ‘Can’t Believe’ NFL National Anthem Debate Continues

    07/20/2018 8:24:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    “The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again – can’t believe it!” Trump marveled on Twitter. “Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart?” Trump commented on the story after the NFL released a statement putting the new rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem on hold while they continued to negotiate with the NFL Players Association. Trump mocked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for failing to enact a solution and proposed his own penalties for players who refused to stand for the national anthem. “The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a...
  • Brewing Company Offers Apology After Wanting To Name Beer ‘White Guilt’

    07/20/2018 6:15:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:18 PM 07/20/2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    A brewing company offered an apology after wanting to name its beer “White Guilt.” Lakeville Brew Crew, a yet to be opened Indiana-based brewery, apologized after planning on naming its beers controversial names such as “White Guilt,” “Flint Michigan Tap Water” and “Black Beer Matters,” The Associated Press reported Thursday. The brewery’s owners Jon Duncan and Rodney Chlebek said that after receiving an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the names, they “wiped clean” the list, according to the South Bend Tribune. […] The brewery’s owners claimed that they originally chose such polarizing names to bring attention to the Flint water crisis...
  • It’s official: Four Lobo sports are gone (Univ. of NM, men's soccer, victim of Title IX)

    07/20/2018 1:56:57 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 19, 2018 | Jessica Dyer and Geoff Grammer
    In the first major program cuts since 1999, the University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted Thursday to eliminate four Lobo sports teams under a plan they say will improve the ailing athletic department’s overall health. The governing board approved cutting men’s soccer, men’s and women’s skiing, and women’s beach volleyball despite more than two hours of public comment by opponents. Athletes, coaches, parents, alumni and other community members delivered impassioned pleas and some withering criticism of the proposal advanced by athletic director Eddie Nuńez and President Garnett Stokes. The two called the cuts a critical step toward addressing...
  • Disney Drops James Gunn From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Franchise After Offensive Tweets

    07/20/2018 12:45:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 7/20/18 | Trey Williams
    Director James Gunn has been dropped from Disney’s Marvel franchise “Guardians of the Galaxy” over old tweets. “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in a statement. Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were “offensive” jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia. More to come…
  • Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’

    07/20/2018 10:54:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/20/18 | Smarsch
    For one thing, it’s not Trump country. Most struggling whites I know here live a life of quiet desperation, mad at their white bosses, not resentful toward their co-workers or neighbors of color... Like many Midwestern workers I know, my dad has more in common ideologically with New York’s Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than with the white Republicans who run our state. Having spent most of his life doing dangerous, underpaid work without health insurance, he supports the ideas of single-payer health care and a universal basic income...