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  • April 20, 2014 at 9:28am

    Bingo! Follow each to a restaurant, discretely snag their water glasses, etc. and then it’s off to the lab. I always wondered why no one has done this yet. There’s gotta be some “Black Ops” types out there who would take on this assignment.

  • April 15, 2014 at 10:29pm

    Good thing the Founding Fathers didn’t feel this way.

    Frankly, I believe we are running out of options.

    Corruption reigns at every level of government. What are we to do? Vote? It’s been stolen. Beseech our elected officials? They ignore us. Berate us. Laugh at us. All the while making back room deals to feather their own nests and make it nearly impossible to unseat them.

    “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their DUTY, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:40pm

    I’m thinking that the folks who just faced down the BLM in Nevada need to pay a visit to the east coast.

    “We’re here for Justina…please stand aside.”

  • April 15, 2014 at 10:34am

    Baseball is the only major league sport I watch. It’s the only one that is not dominated by a “gangsta” mentality, and the managers still run the teams — instead of overpaid prima donnas running the managers.

    Plenty of MLB players have found themselves traded because they either clash with the manager, or they are a disruptive force in the clubhouse — baseball is still very much a team sport.

    Baseball also is the thinking man’s sport. If you follow the game closely, for a long enough period, you begin to understand the strategy behind it. It’s intricate, subtle and fascinating.

    I agree that it’s too expensive to attend the games, but such is life. I try to make it to at least one game a year with my daughter. It’s our thing. :) GO TRIBE!

  • April 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

    OK I posted this somewhere else…but here is my question:

    How will the drone break the circuit, and interrupt the path to ground, and thereby charge itself?

    You see, the reason birds don’t get electrocuted is because they do not interrupt the natural “path to ground” which electricity seeks. If a human, though, is standing on the ground, or a ladder, or something else that breaks the path and then BECOMES the path, that’s how electrocution occurs. But a bird on a power line won’t do it.

    I have seen no discussion about how these scientists propose to interrupt the circuit, and allow power to flow to/through the drone.

    I have written, edited and published hundreds of articles on electric safety and used to do school/community demonstrations that illustrated this point very clearly. As portrayed in the video, this device absolutely will not charge, simply by virtue of landing on the wires. Period.

    Engineers? What say you?

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  • April 14, 2014 at 7:03pm

    Classic drug safe. Very unlikely to be found during a search or robbery.

  • April 11, 2014 at 9:49am

    See: Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers, June 4, 1974. Cleveland Municipal Stadium. 10-cent beer night.

    What a riot! Literally.

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  • April 10, 2014 at 9:56pm

    OK people let’s stay on topic here…NO I will never take a flu shot. Never. Stupid thing to do.

    BUT…I took Tamiflu last year and it kicked the flu’s butt — and I mean the “real” flu; that really nasty stuff that was going around last year. Laid me flat for four days before I went to the doc. I haven’t been that sick…ever. Took Tamiflu and it worked extremely well.

  • April 9, 2014 at 10:27pm

    Thumb rests.

  • April 8, 2014 at 11:37pm

    Silence! I keel you!

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  • April 8, 2014 at 11:20pm

    150,000 hogs is NOT a “farm.” It is a mass production facility.

    I’m as Conservative as they come, but these large-scale farms ARE the problem — they have a ripple effect on so many things — economics, food quality, waste issues, human health/dietary issues — that it would be impossible to list them here.

    Whether or not it is ever acknowledged, I have no doubt whatsoever that the root cause and method of spreading of this disease is directly related to the size of these animal production facilities.

    I’ll give you an example: What’s the first thing that happens in refugee camps? Disease outbreaks. Why? Humans are not meant to be kept is such crowded conditions. Same thing with animals!

    Food and animals raised in true farm environments do not spawn or spread these diseases. The FDA is all worried about stamping out raw milk and is regulating small producers out of existence, while aiding and abetting the agricultural monoliths who are not-so-slowly killing our people.

    PLEASE don’t mistake this for the rantings of some left-wing, tree-hugging lunatic. I am a staunch Reagan Conservative, and I’m here to tell you that, economic and other problems aside, this is the biggest issue of our time.

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  • March 30, 2014 at 12:11pm

    Liberal bona fides notwithstanding, Dershowitz has his moments.

    I’m certain he’s well beyond the need for fame and/or financial gain. So if he is sincere, and finds the family’s claims to be truthful, then I believe he will win Justina’s custody case in a slam dunk.

    THEN comes the civil suit.

  • March 28, 2014 at 8:13pm


    All this sniping is a good example of why we can’t elect a Republican president (massive voter fraud notwithstanding): Many of you seem to be looking for your own personal version of perfection. You demand it in your politicians as well as Believers.

    Well here’s a hint: perfection doesn’t exist — at least not on earth.

    The pope is a man. Pure and simple. That, I believe, is one of Francis’ central messages. He seems to eschew the trappings, pomp and circumstance that centuries of popes enjoyed (sought?). Personally, that is something I have always disliked about Catholicism — that it seems to place the church hierarchy above everyone else; with the pope have almost deity-like status.

    But I don’t get that vibe from Francis at all. Again, he seems to be backing away from that “elevated” status as much as possible. For that, I admire him.

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  • March 28, 2014 at 7:48pm

    OK, I’m not Catholic, but I am becoming a big admirer of this pope.

    Rather than being an act of showmanship, I think he was merely trying to demonstrate that no man is above confessing his sins. He said it, then did it — walking the talk, if you will.

    What’s the problem with that? Quite refreshing if you ask me.

  • March 26, 2014 at 9:11pm

    Watching DD right now! We were late to the game, but it is a show our whole family can watch.

    Robertsons beware: The Left has painted a huge target on you, and will not be happy until they take you down. Y’all watch yer backs.

    I’m gone.

  • March 25, 2014 at 10:24pm


  • March 25, 2014 at 12:49am

    “It sometimes seems like they hate Obama more than they hate Al Qaeda.”

    Nah. But it’s close.

    (And it’s because of what they both stand for, practice and believe in, not skin color.)

  • March 25, 2014 at 12:33am

    Yeah, I gotta admit he had me until that. I did always enjoy his work, though. He was one of those ubiquitous character actors types.

    Sigh…To each his own…I’m not going to stomp on anyone’s grave.

  • March 25, 2014 at 12:17am

    Interesting. Seems folks are echoing points I made yesterday.

    Here’s my take:

    No; not everyone can afford the time and/or money commitment of private or home school. Your reality is not my reality!

    Financial commitment? One parent stay home? Sorry, but we can’t afford a 50 percent pay cut!

    We don’t have a huge house, but we own it. We buy used cars, and haven’t had a real vacation in almost six years. We are both self-employed, and can no longer afford health insurance. I let it lapse last month. I can’t pay $12k a year for coverage that forces me to spend $5k out of pocket before my “insurance” kicks in! Do I worry about one of us getting sick? Absolutely.

    We’re not corporate-climbing yuppies; we live in the country. I left a job in the city 15 years ago that, with raises and promotions, would be paying me 150K a year. Crazy? No. We wanted to raise country kids, not city kids. There is a difference. THAT was, is and remains my sacrifice, brothers and sisters.

    Private schools are distant and expensive. Add $10-15k for tuition and about $4-5k for added gas, tires, etc. That’s 20k a year. Out of which orifice should I pull that?

    Our kids go to a small school where we know pretty much everyone. But progressives are everywhere, including rural America. We pay attention, help with homework and, trust me, our kids know where we stand, and what we believe.

    If you can afford private school, or home school, good for you. But please don’t lecture me ab

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  • March 23, 2014 at 10:18pm

    Yeah? Really? Try paying for private school. Or try finding the time to earn a living AND do home-schooling.

    All sounds good on paper or when Beck says it, but sorry, our family doesn’t have the extra 10 to 15 grand it takes to do private school for two kids — especially when energy prices have doubled under this president, and we still have to paying every friggin’ tax there is, plus property taxes, etc., etc.

    We don’t live extravagantly at all. My wife and I are both self-employed (read: no one pays our health insurance for us) and we just made the difficult decision to stop paying the $1,000 a month our health insurance was costing.

    So…tell me this: with taxes, energy prices and not even being able to afford health insurance, just where the hell are we supposed to find the money for private school?

    Sorry, but your comment really upsets me.

    MILLIONS of parents would love to do home school or private school, but the reality is this: your either live like absolute paupers for 12 to 15 years or you do the best you can in government schools. You point out the lies to your children, make sure they can think for themselves, and make darn sure the administrators know where you stand.

    I’m not asking for sympathy from anyone, just trying to give you a reality check.

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