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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:03:17 +0000From The Hill: State and local governments seeking Justice Department grants must certify they are not so-called sanctuary cities in order to receive the money, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday. “Such policies cannot continue. They make our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the streets,” Sessions said during a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room. “Today, I am urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws.” The announcement is the latest step by the Trump administration to crack down on sanctuary cities, which do not assist federal authorities in enforcing
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:00:04 +0000It didn’t take long for Oakland, California mayor Libby Schaaf to put a spin on the recent vote by NFL franchise owners to allow the Raiders franchise to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. Fox News quotes Schaaf as saying, “Never that we know of has the NFL voted to displace a team from its established market when there is a fully financed option before them with all the issues addressed.” That is a politician for you – spinning what happened to make the other party look villainous. What actually happened is that the NFL voted to allow a team
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:54:29 +0000This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was a bigly success. We have over 200 entries so we have double winners per place The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Rock ThisTown) – ““What was that bump?” “I think you just ran over a guy wearing mom jeans & riding a girls bike.”” (rodney dill) – “Keep on Trumpin’” 2) (Rick Adams) – ““I got yer filibuster RIGHT HERE, pal.”” (yetanotherjohn) – “The art of the wheel” 3) (Brian Brandt) – ““No! I don’t want you to wash my windshield! Now get out
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:14:31 +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, 23 Mar 2017 19:03:56 +0000From the Washington Post: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, faced a critical blow on Thursday as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would join with other Democrats in attempting to filibuster the nomination — a move that could complicate his confirmation and lead to a total revamp of how the U.S. Senate conducts its business. Since last year’s elections, Democrats have threatened to force Trump’s Supreme Court nominees to clear procedural hurdles requiring at least 60 senators to vote to end debate and proceed to a confirmation vote. Republicans
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:03 +0000Fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder have been fuming ever since NBA star Kevin Durant left the Thunder to play for the Golden State Warriors. Thunder fans act out whenever the Warriors are playing in Oklahoma City. Sometimes, the acting out goes too far. In an article about the 03/20/17 game between the Thunder and the Warriors, sports writer Matt Moore reports, “The cupcake memes were out again, with OKC fans mocking Kevin Durant’s injury.” Yes, you read right. Thunder fans mocked an injured player’s injury. In a separate article, Moore writes, “Now, to me, that’s over the line. You’re
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.