Now that the Super Bowl is over, the really big game begins. And it’s going to be a head-knocker.
On one side we have the raiders. No, not Oakland, but the Trial Lawyers, who delight in raiding everything good and decent in America. They are representing former NFL players in their fight against the evil empire, a.k.a. the National Football League. At stake? Upwards of ten billion dollars, and possibly, the existence of the NFL itself. Read more »
“Originally I would have loved to go to the Super Bowl, but at this point it looks like it’s not going to happen … I received an email saying I need to turn in my uniform. I can’t say I didn’t expect it, but at the same time, they owe that to me.”
So pontificates Courtney Lenz, a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader whom the team did not send to the Super Bowl. Read more »
It is time to immediately boot all school administrators who had any involvement in suspending a five-year-old kindergartener from the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. And we should require that their official employment records always disclose the exact reason why they were terminated. Hopefully, such a scarlet letter would prove so weighty that their education careers would sink into oblivion. Read more »
July of 2012 was notable for several reasons: the hottest month on record, both parties gearing up for the presidential campaign, and the voluntary acceptance of harsh NCAA sanctions by the Penn State Board of Trustees, which includes Governor Tom Corbett. Read more »
Cutting through the distortions and hype, here are facts about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. None of the guns of the Newtown shooter were automatic (instead, like virtually all guns, one trigger pull is needed for each bullet fired); all were legal (though he took them from his mother without her permission, which is a crime); he left a shotgun in the car (which would have killed just as many, if not more, with considerably fewer rounds and less effort); and his primary targets were six-year-olds who physically couldn’t fight back. Read more »
Thanksgiving. That hallowed holiday where family and friends gather ‘round to give thanks for health, happiness and all of life’s joyous things.
Which lasts for all of five minutes. Because let’s be real. After that, we gossip, complain and otherwise marvel about the extraordinary amount of stupidity all around us — which seems to grow every year.
Here are just a few examples in the “What the hell are they thinking?” category: Read more »
“Define irony: Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.” So said Steve Buscemi’s character in Con Air as the criminals rocked out to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Don’t look now, but the Republican Party is giving that definition a run for its money. Read more »
It’s all about Ohio. Win the Buckeye State, win the White House. Very true, especially for Mitt Romney, since no Republican has won without it. But Ohio is only kingmaker by default. Its 18 electoral votes wouldn’t be needed if Romney could win Ohio’s larger neighbor—Pennsylvania, with its 20 electors.
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Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up piece to Chris Freind’s “How to Attack Iran and Get Away With It.“
Achieving a 99 on a test is fantastic, but that same score, applied to stopping nuclear-armed terrorists, would be a catastrophic failure. As Coach Boone said in Remember the Titans, “We will be perfect in every aspect of the game.” Because if we aren’t perfect, it’s game over. Read more »
Pop Quiz 1: Which of the following is true about Iran:
A) It took Iran 25 years to build one subway line in its only major city, and 26 years to open a new airport.
B) Iran is once again garnering incredible attention in the presidential election. As a result, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ego has gone through the roof of the mosque.
C) Iran fell in line when the U.S. had a strong leader with a decisive policy on terrorism: On the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, the American hostages were released. Read more »