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Giorgio Chinaglia Dead: Former Cosmos, Lazio Soccer Star Dies

Giorgio Chinaglia Dead: Former Cosmos, Lazio Soccer Star Dies

Commented Apr 2, 2012 at 09:04:29 in Sports

“Had you seen him later in life? He was at least 40 - 60 pounds overweight. He was a life long smoker (he used to smoke on the sidelines during soccer games).

Do not base any opinions you have on the benefits of exercise on a few anecdotes of famous athletes. There is no question that people who engage in moderate high intensity exercise life longer than those who don't.

There is an asymptotic quality about it, with more and more intensity yielding diminishing returns. The most marked benefit is in those adults who a sedentary lifestyle to one of moderate exercise.”
Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint Take Aim at NPR Funding

Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint Take Aim at NPR Funding

Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 14:00:55 in Media

“Big deal.

Federal funding is less than 2% of NPR's budget. A few rich moderates and liberals can make that up with their spare change.”
Judge Martin Feldman: Oil Drilling Safety Rules Improperly Issued By Interior Department After Gulf Spill

Judge Martin Feldman: Oil Drilling Safety Rules Improperly Issued By Interior Department After Gulf Spill

Msquad99 on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:54:56

“From PMW

http://www­.prwatch.o­rg/Judge+F­eldman+Dol­lars+and+S­ense”
Christine O'Donnell Stumped By Question About Democratic Senators, But Sends Hillary Clinton Some Love (VIDEO)

Christine O'Donnell Stumped By Question About Democratic Senators, But Sends Hillary Clinton Some Love (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 12:09:22 in Politics

“That's an easy one.

Now that there is a Black in the White House, that LesboDruggieRobberbaron Chick doesn't look so bad!”
Juan Williams FIRED: NPR Sacks Analyst Over Fox News Muslim Comments

Juan Williams FIRED: NPR Sacks Analyst Over Fox News Muslim Comments

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 02:23:57 in Media

“Muslim garb? I'm pretty sure all the terrorists were dressed in western style clothing.”

totalliberal on Oct 21, 2010 at 02:27:28

“Yep.”
Jared & Jay Macchierole: Did Fans Interfere With Robinson Cano Home Run? (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Jared & Jay Macchierole: Did Fans Interfere With Robinson Cano Home Run? (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 12:58:54 in Sports

“You'd think that when a multi-million dollar stadium is being designed, it might occur to someone that,

"Hey, this space here, you know, a fan to could reach in an interfere with a player. Not only could a catch be prevented, but a player we've invested millions of dollars in could get hurt. Why don't we set it back another three or four feet."”

VeryGrood on Oct 20, 2010 at 13:57:37

“Actually... when a player reaches over the fence, he is interfering with the fans. As long as the ball is over the fence, the fans have the right to grab it. Thems the rules.”

gabygz on Oct 20, 2010 at 13:45:18

“I think they are probably trying to add a small advantage to the home team by having the fans take all the home runs slightly past. They wouldn't dare interfere with one of their own... Or would they?...”

Big0725 on Oct 20, 2010 at 13:03:59

“Because the fans sitting in those seats would have a hard time seeing the product on the field.

Yeah, I know it's a BS excuse, but that's what professional sports has come to.”
Anita Hill Contacted By Virginia Thomas, Clarence Thomas' Wife

Anita Hill Contacted By Virginia Thomas, Clarence Thomas' Wife

Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 12:34:38 in Politics

“The right wing's attempts at rewriting history now seem to extend into their personal lives....”
Conway's Attack On Paul Slammed By Fellow Dems

Conway's Attack On Paul Slammed By Fellow Dems

Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 01:48:57 in Politics

“Bonehead move by Conway, who should fire the guy who came up with this.

This is how you do it.

Have a third party put out the negative ad, then have the candidate on whose behalf the ad was aired "distance" himself from the "uncalled for low blow," because what he really wants to do is "talk about the issues."

Jeesh, have the Dems learned NOTHING from the Republicans??”

philinmedford on Oct 19, 2010 at 01:52:27

“Well the real problem is not that you should fire the guy that came up with it. If you are the candidate you shake your head and say "Guys, we can't run this, it will backfire" NOT

"I'm Jack Conway and I approve this message"”
Veterans Group Files FEC Complaint Against The Chamber: Foreign Funds Pose 'Clear And Present Danger' To U.S. Democracy

Veterans Group Files FEC Complaint Against The Chamber: Foreign Funds Pose 'Clear And Present Danger' To U.S. Democracy

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 16:36:35 in Politics

“Hey, if our country is going to run by corrupt bastards, I want AMERICAN corrupt bastards to run it!”
Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts Receiver, Makes Incredible One-Handed Catch (VIDEO)

Pierre Garcon, Indianapolis Colts Receiver, Makes Incredible One-Handed Catch (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 15:42:08 in Sports

“Maybe HuffPo needs a new section, "Unbelievable, Incredible, and Hardly Ever Seen Sports Catch of the Week."

http://www.receivergloves.org/reciever-gloves/reciever-gloves/
Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 15:20:00 in Politics

“I don't believe I spoke disparagingly about "Merit Badges." I wrote merit badges in small caps. I was speaking generically. Perhaps I should have said merit award.”

Binro the Heretic on Oct 18, 2010 at 15:54:34

“OK, fair enough.”
Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 13:49:09 in Politics

“These days the Bronze Star medal has become an merit badge, a "nice job" medal, handed out to officers who served in a combat theater.

It should not be confused with a medal handed out for heroism on the battlefield. In fact, the Bronze star has been so de-valaued, that when one does get one for actual combat performance, they attach a "V" for valor to it. Joe Miller doesn't have one of these.

You can go here

http://joemiller.us/about-2/candidate-records/

and look at the citation yourself. It's a generic citation, almost word for word as his Meritorious Citation.

Again, these are very generic awards, and almost any officer who does not completely screw up gets one.

“Medals get kind of washed down in the level of importance,” the captain said. “A lot of people come home with Bronze Stars who never really got outside the wire. The question is, how valuable is a Bronze Star?”

A technical sergeant who has done multiple deployments as joint terminal attack controller saw the disparity first-hand.

“I was frustrated to find out that my superiors were receiving Bronze Stars for sitting at brigade level in management positions, and I could only receive a commendation,” said the technical sergeant, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity"

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/02/airforce_medals_021509/

Binro the Heretic on Oct 18, 2010 at 14:55:53

“Your point may be valid, but watch the disparaging comments about Merit Badges. They're not good conduct medals. Scouts have to learn a lot to get them.”
Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 13:23:54 in Politics

“Here are some google reviews on the security company run out a cheesy looking store:

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=drop+zone+security+anchorage&fb=1&gl=us&hq=drop+zone+security&hnear=Anchorage+AK&cid=5520558485075114378&dtab=2&ei=YH-8TJn-J5GqsAPesemzDw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQqgUwAA

I love the irony. The second amendment enterprise crowd hates Obama, but he's been great for their businesses.

http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20081116-9999-1m16guns.html

Gosh, you think they'd be trying to get out the liberal vote. Oh, that's right. Their ideology compels them to vote against their economic self-interests.”
Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 13:00:28 in Politics

“Not, that this excuses the behavior, but I believe the space was rented out by the Miller campaign, so I am not sure how public vs private plays out in the case.....”
Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 12:48:09 in Politics

“Yes, he pushed, after he was surrounded by security people. While the security people have a right to surround the person they are protecting, I am not sure it is appropriate to surround a person posing no physical threat.

Since you read the article, then you know the guards also threatened to arrest other reporters who were trying to report on the incident:

"While Hopfinger was still in handcuffs, the guards attempted to prevent other reporters from talking to him and threatened them too with arrest for trespass."

And unlike the shout downs by Tea Partiers at Democrats town hall meetings (were I don't recall anyone being detained), this occurred after Joe Miller was finished addressing the crowd, and was walking away.”
Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 12:24:32 in Politics

“This is from the Anchorage Daily News article:

"While Hopfinger was still in handcuffs, the guards attempted to prevent other reporters from talking to him and threatened them too with arrest for trespass. A Daily News reporter interviewed Hopfinger anyway. No other reporters were arrested, though a few shoving matches and chest bumps ensued as the guards attempted to cordon off Hopfinger and block photographs and videos from being taken of the bizarre school scene."

Read more: http://www.adn.com/2010/10/17/1506223/miller-security-guards-handcuff.html#ixzz12jCuzB3k

It seems that everyday, the words "bizarre" and "Joe Miller" are appearing closer and closer together. Pretty soon it will be just "Bizarre Joe Miller."”
Rasmussen Poll Shows 'Virtual Tie' In Colorado Senate Race

Rasmussen Poll Shows 'Virtual Tie' In Colorado Senate Race

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 12:04:18 in Politics

“Hold on here:

Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware primary with the vote of 4.8% of eligible voters.

Joe Miller won the Alaska primary with 11% of eligible voters.

Sharon Angle won with the Nevada primary with 4% of eligible voters.

In Alaska, Miller seems to be sinking like a stone and now the race is a toss up. O'Donnell has no chance in Delaware, and Angle is running neck and neck with Reid. And Angle is riding the anti-Reid sentiment, but I'm pretty sure Nevada voters will come to their senses.”

LiberalDemIda on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:42:48

“Yes. I think they'll hold their noses and vote for Reid, and I hope he's learned his lesson and come back and legislate like a true Democrat.

Fanned and faved, artwohl.”
Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 01:57:39 in Politics

MamacitaOfLove on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:03:53

“They have that neo-naz i look, don't they?”

IBWatching on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:00:31

“The "guards" look like rejects from Blackwater.”
Republicans Struggle To Say How They Would Pay For Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

Republicans Struggle To Say How They Would Pay For Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 17, 2010 at 13:41:31 in Politics

“Let's see, according to Carly, we need to cut waste fraud, and abuse, and form a committee to study the problem, even though she said we already know how cut the deficit.

For all her railing against "career politicians," Carly has got the nonspecific evasive lingo pretty much down.

What a joke.”

JohnnyKay on Oct 17, 2010 at 13:54:37

“She thinks earmarks are a huge chunk of the budget.

She'd be wrong, as usual.”
huffingtonpost entry

Capitalism Would Have Killed the Chilean Miners: A Reply to Mr. Henninger

Commented Oct 16, 2010 at 15:34:11 in Politics

“Henninger was also erroneous in stating that Center Rock "saved" the miners.

Although Center Rock 's actions are commendable, they did not "save" the miners. They speeded up the time line of the rescue, but by the time Center Rock got involved, the miners were not in danger of dying.

The miners had been found by the Chilean government engineers and the state-owned mining company Coldeco, after the private mine gave up on them. It was the drilling of the smaller holes that allowed the Chilean government to deliver food, water, medicine, and entertainment devices.

And Center Rock used one of the holes as a guide to get to the miners.

It should also be noted that locating the miners was delayed because the private mining company failed to update their maps.

The rescue capsule "Fenix 2" was designed by a NASA engineer (government employee).

Oh yeah, by the way, the team of doctors and pcychologists who provided care to the Chilean miners? Yep, government health care employees.

BTW, in Chile, their medical system is pretty much like "Obamacare". All employees are required to have health insurance, and their is a private and government health care system, both funded, in part, by mandatory payments.”

ehrhartjohn on Oct 16, 2010 at 17:26:39

“Nice counter and to the point(s).”
Joe Miller Almost Lost His Job After Ethics Violation, Former Mayor Says

Joe Miller Almost Lost His Job After Ethics Violation, Former Mayor Says

Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 14:36:35 in Politics

“Joe Miller won a bronze start for "meritorious" conduct for "tireless devotion to duty." Although admirable, this should not be confused with an award for heroism on the battlefield. Its has basically become a generic "good job" award handed out for noncombat acts during an armed conflict.”
huffingtonpost entry

Chile Miners Rescued Wearing Oakley Sunglasses (PHOTO, POLL)

Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 16:39:25 in Style

“How is this a tragedy?

The mine collapsed. Not one person died or was seriously injured. The men hung together and survived by their wits for 17 days on two days rations of food and water. And now it seems they are going to be rescued, with American know-how playing a part.

Look at all the fist pumps, the toothy smiles, and listen to the "Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!

This is triumph, not tragedy.”
huffingtonpost entry

Chile Miners Rescued Wearing Oakley Sunglasses (PHOTO, POLL)

Commented Oct 13, 2010 at 14:07:34 in Style

“The highest I can get the Oakley Radar price on their website is $365, with the polaroid lens and custom engraving.

I can find a pair of Radars Sunglass Hut for $160.

BTW, all Oakley Sunglasses are made in the USA. That is reason enough to buy a pair.

USA did good on this one. We drilled the hole and gave them eye protection.”
The Tea Party And The Beats: More Alike Than You Might Think

The Tea Party And The Beats: More Alike Than You Might Think

Commented Oct 12, 2010 at 12:57:08 in Books

“Wow. I suppose one could take any outlying segment of any society and compare to another and come up with a few similarities.

What Seigel calls differences "on the surface," are, in fact the most profound and meaningful differences between the two.

The Beat Generation was about sexual revolution, drug use, spiritual awakening, intellecutal freedom, and de-fomalization of literature. These are the indispensable and crucial elements of the beat generation. To dismiss this core as differences "on the surface" is a makes his analysis weak and strained at the very least.

Many elements of the beat philosophy moved our culture forward. The Tea Party and its right wing corporate backers basically want to repeal the 20th century.”
Virgin's SpaceShipTwo Makes Its First Solo Glide Flight

Virgin's SpaceShipTwo Makes Its First Solo Glide Flight

Commented Oct 11, 2010 at 13:33:29 in Technology

“American consumers and American corporations, the former seeking lower prices and the latter seeking lower production costs and higher profit margins are responsible for rise of China. Many factories in the US, even though making money, were closed because higher profits could be had elsewhere. In other words, it good ol' American capitalism that got us where we are today.

As far as the manned space program is concerned, the Constellation program, established by Bush, was over budget, behind schedule, and would have yielded nothing valuable other than bragging rights for something we already have done. China? They're spending billions to get a man on the moon by 2025, over 50 years after we did it.

Meanwhile, the money wasted on the Constellation program is being better spent on heavy lift rockets and the NASA misson to get a man to Mars in the 2030's. Meanwhile China's projecting a Mars man mission somewhere in the 2040's to 2060's range....”
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