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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:52:20 +0000Progtard Shibboleth Meets Facts, Dies of Gunshot Wound To Head.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:00:10 +0000NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will once again stand for the playing of the National Anthem. That is what ESPN reported on 03/03/17. However, the excuse given for Kaepernick’s change of behavior is something out of a political playbook. “Kaepernick no longer wants his method of protest to detract from the positive change he believes has been created, sources told ESPN.” Yeah, right. We are supposed to believe that Kaepernick’s current status as an unemployed free agent has nothing to do with him ending his protest. Did Kaepernick cook his own goose last season by refusing to stand for the National
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000Can athletes go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to good sportsmanship? If I saw correctly on 03/19/17, then the answer to the question is “Yes”. Last Sunday, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team played against Ohio State in Round 2 of the 2017 March Madness. This game was particularly meaningful to UK point guard Makayla Epps, who has been one of the biggest stars of women’s collegiate basketball during the last 4 years. Here is an excerpt from a story by the Louisville Courier-Journal: “Makayla Epps couldn’t stand to sit in the final seconds
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:59:52 +0000This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was popular-over three hundred responses so we have triple winners per place. Nothing like a mix of snow and green beer to bring out the captions. Lots of good ones this week so make sure to read all of them. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Retired military) – “Al Gore must be giving a speech in NY today.” (fustian24) – “Damn. I had to shovel a foot and a half of global warming off my driveway this morning..” (rodney dill) – ““…but weren’t you
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:00:45 +0000Imagine that you bet that a certain team will win a certain game. Imagine that the team wins that game. Imagine that you lost money on that bet anyway. That scenario came true for some bettors who made bets on the 2017 March Madness men’s game between Michigan and Oklahoma State. Here is an excerpt from a USA Today story about what happened: “Those of you watching the end of a nail-biter between Michigan and Oklahoma State saw Cowboys guard Jawun Evans nail a three at the buzzer to cut a four-point Wolverines win to just a one-point 92-91 victory.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:28:51 +0000From FoxNews: Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary town hall questions to members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign – something she had previously denied. In an essay for Time published Friday, called “Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped,” the Democratic strategist said she had in fact passed on topics, despite saying she had not when her communications with the campaign were leaked by WikiLeaks in October. “n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:00:22 +0000The production of nuclear power can be safe. The U.S. Navy demonstrates that fact 24/7. However, the fact that it can be safe doesn’t mean that the American public will welcome an increase of its commercial use. NPR station WCAI recently put out a story about the future of nuclear power. The story includes statements by David Lochbaum, director of the Nuclear Safety Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He gives reasons for lack of enthusiasm for nuclear energy. “We’re seeing more power plants being shut down due to unfavorable economics than we’re seeing being built, and the ones
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:56:32 +0000From ESPN.com: A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open sued the sports network Tuesday for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams’ aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.” He apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from ESPN mid-tournament. Adler claims “emotional distress” in the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging he was wrongly branded a racist and has lost other TV opportunities because of the controversy. The lawsuit calls for punitive financial damages,
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:59:58 +0000It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:00:02 +0000Currently, America is experiencing a fossil fuel feast. Not only is American coal mining experiencing a revival, but also, the petroleum industry just got a boost from a new oil find in Alaska. “Spanish oil company Repsol SA said on Thursday that it had discovered a giant oil field in Alaska, a potential find big enough to help stem production declines in the state. Repsol said two wells drilled this winter with Denver-based partner Armstrong Oil & Gas, Inc. indicate that recent discoveries in an area that lies between existing operations in the state’s North Slope could hold as
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:45:34 +0000From Slate.com: Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle At 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Rachel Maddow tweeted, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously),” sending the internet into a frenzy of theorizing. Did Maddow have Donald Trump’s tax returns or just one of the Trumps’ tax returns? Could this be it, the tax return that would bring down the Donald? If this was it, why wasn’t MSNBC cutting into its programming, instead of running a countdown clock to Maddow’s show? By 8:24, Maddow was tweeting that the tax return in
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:00:01 +0000During an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt was asked a specific question about carbon dioxide. “Do you believe that it’s been proven that CO2 is the primary control knob for climate?” The beginning of Pruitt’s answer was correct: “No, I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.” Indeed, climate scientists have not been able to say just how much climate change is due to human activity. Indeed, there is plenty of disagreement among climate scientists as to the
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:18:22 +0000This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ really led to a tough fight for most inappropriate caption of the week. There were over two hundred entries so we have double winners per place. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (rodney dill) – “Hell’s Tweeters” (yetanotherjohn) – “What’s the difference between a Harley and a vacuum cleaner? The position of the dirt bag.” 2) (RadiCalMan) – ““Let’s get our motors runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for Chuck Schumer And we’re gonna’ kick him out of our way Yeah Darlin’ goin’ to
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:30:09 +0000From KTLA5: Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. he massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska’s North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin. Spanish oil giant Repsol and its privately-held U.S. partner Armstrong Energy announced the find on Thursday, predicting production could begin as
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:00:21 +0000It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.