I thought the Simpsonian Museum was in Springfield.
 December 1, 2015 at 5:07pm
Actually, she is looking in a southeastern direction.from New York. Mecca is closer to east. On a globe, the shortest distance between the two cities, would be a great circle route to the northeast. It would pass over Newfoundland, the North Atlantic, France, Italy, the Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Red Sea, before reaching Saudi Arabia. That would be about 5600 nautical miles in all. A flight in the direction the statue is looking would pass over the eastern tip of Brazil, miss Africa altogether, and end up skirting Antarctica before starting north again. After nearly 11000 nautical miles it would reach Perth, Australia, more than halfway around the world, presuming the plane could carry that much fuel.
December 1, 2015 at 4:28pm
Big Jawn will Kerry on.
 December 1, 2015 at 4:23pm
Doesn’t this stigmatize the students who cannot stand for long periods of time, or even at all?
That's right - they might get offended. What to do, what to do . . .
December 1, 2015 at 1:21pm
Never understimate the power of “omerta.”
[-1] December 1, 2015 at 1:14pm
Twenty-five troy pounds of gold would equal 30 troy ounces. Twenty-five avoirdupois ounces would be about 36 troy ounces of gold. The ingot would be heavy, but manageable for an adult to carry, and quite easy to conceal.
Wait until the thief tries to get rid of that thing. He might as well use it as a paperweight and if he tries to get rid of it, he will too, be killed.
25 pounds is equal to 364.58 Troy ounces. At today’s spot market price the value would be $389,736 US. Of course, anyone who would sell or buy that bar legally would pay for additional fees over spot, so it’s likely to cost a buyer around $400K. Illegally of course, the buyer would want a discount, so more likely to spend $250-$300K–or most likely spend the money for a bullet to the head of the person trying to sell it…. (Just sayin’)
But it's not just removed. It's missing. Perhaps being held hostage.
The A/C is the key...
 December 1, 2015 at 11:42am
That was below the belt, TGBTG;)
 December 1, 2015 at 11:39am
Ted’s my first choice, and he is right about Rubio, but I believe he should not have used the term “neocon.” As Rush has frequently said, it is a term that is associated with “Jews” in some circles. The RINOs and the left may try to twist this to their advantage in attack ads.
 December 1, 2015 at 11:26am
Maryland has gone far left, due to the D.C.–Baltimore axis. It’s surprising that D.C. suburb Bladensburg did not vote to take down the monument on its own accord. Some hope remains.
 December 1, 2015 at 10:59am
Why use a fighter, rather than a multi engine bomber which can carry a heavier payload and has successfully launched the X-15 rocket plane into space?
Why not adapt the ASM-135 ASAT design to carry a payload instead of a warhead rather than starting from scratch?
Not sure, but it may not be a question of payload, it might be a combination of altitude and angle-of-attack during launch.
Because the F-15 fighter can accelerate VERTICALLY to an extremely high speed and has a much higher flight ceiling than any of our bombers. This reduces the amount of fuel needed to achieve orbit.
The launch vehicle is pointed vertically (B-52′s and B2′s can’t fly vertically and launch objects and B-1′s aren’t very supersonic any more … I don't think they can launch from their internal bays flying vertically, either), it’s already moving fast (Mach 2+), it’s launched at a very high altitude (over 80,000 feet).
The X-15 was basically an enormous rocket powered fuel tank with a pilot stuck on the front … and it could only fly up to about 70 miles high – not high enough for orbital insertion.
She asked valid questions of Trump. Her credibility is in good standings with those who are not on their knees for Trump.
 December 1, 2015 at 9:55am
He de mon of de moment!
 December 1, 2015 at 9:53am
Someone should have pulled the plug on the teleprompter.
 December 1, 2015 at 9:49am
The P-resident is not even asking for a treaty, because he knows it would not pass the Senate. There is no other way an agreement would be legally binding on the US, because the next POTUS could disavow any agreement he might make.
 December 1, 2015 at 9:43am
The eyes have it.
 December 1, 2015 at 9:37am
Where I came from, there were a lot of transvestites competing with the female hookers. The running joke was that you could always tell which were which, because the transvestites were better looking. Caveat emptor!
 December 1, 2015 at 9:28am
It is definitely time for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments to stop this type of crap, with criminal sanctions for privacy violations through warrantless searches.
Not to be argumentative but careful what you wish for, with states like vermont and massachusetts you will never know what you will get on the other end. Everything would be on the table we do not need a new constitution we just need to follow the one we have.