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Jolting Joe?
American Spectator, by Lisa Fabrizio

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/29/2014 6:00:40 PM

It has been an important hallmark of the conservative movement during its 50-year run to point to the steady decline of Western Civilization; to a broad disrespect for the rule of law in general, and specifically in the areas of religion, education, and government. (Snip)And so, it was with weary disdain that I read, a few weeks ago, a column by Joel Sherman in the New York Post basically purporting that Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hit streak would be harder to accomplish if the Yankee Clipper played today. To compare players of different eras is foolish, but to compare DiMaggio


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Jolting Joe?
American Spectator, by Lisa Fabrizio    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 6:00:40 PM     Post Reply
It has been an important hallmark of the conservative movement during its 50-year run to point to the steady decline of Western Civilization; to a broad disrespect for the rule of law in general, and specifically in the areas of religion, education, and government. (Snip)And so, it was with weary disdain that I read, a few weeks ago, a column by Joel Sherman in the New York Post basically purporting that Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hit streak would be harder to accomplish if the Yankee Clipper played today. To compare players of different eras is foolish, but to compare DiMaggio




This chart suggests that 50 Cent’s
first pitch was indeed the worst ever
Washington Post*, by Christopher Ingraham    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:44:32 PM     Post Reply
Was 50 Cent’s ceremonial first pitch at the Mets-Pirates game this week the worst EVER, as everyone is saying? Yeah, probably. That’s according to a highly unscientific study of first pitches we conducted at Wonkblog this morning. We watched a whole bunch of YouTube pitch videos and plotted them, to the best of our ability, across a strike zone diagram, using the tried-and-true “eyeballin’ it” method. You can see the results above. 50 Cent is indeed in a league of his own in terms of his ball’s horizontal distance from home plate. It’s a bit of a toss-up whether his

Vaccine Avoidance Sends
Measles To 20-Year High
Daily Caller, by Blake Neff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:38:27 PM     Post Reply
This year’s measles outbreak is the worst in 20 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Thursday. The CDC said 288 cases of the disease have been identified since January, the most in the first five months of the year since 1994. Ohio has seen the most cases with over 160, most of them emanating from the state’s Amish community. The vast majority of cases still originate from other countries, with people acquiring the disease while abroad and then bringing it back to the U.S., where they spread it to others. The U.S. has not had a home-grown

Romney Endorsement Wins Add
Up as Iowa Return Looms
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy & Caitlin Huey-Burns    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:34:10 PM     Post Reply
Few would have predicted it after he lost to President Obama 19 months ago, but Mitt Romney looks to be a Republican kingmaker in 2014. So far this year, he has endorsed candidates in a half-dozen GOP primaries -- and all six have won. Romney’s sustained and surprising relevance in these intra-party battles has even fueled some of the chatter about a potential third White House run for the two-time presidential also-ran. But while Romney, now 67, has categorically dismissed any such suggestions, his impressive recent track record in backing winners has epitomized the widespread success the establishment wing of

Oldest man in Congress
makes Texas history — by losing
Star-Telegram [Ft. Worth, TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 2:22:23 PM     Post Reply
Ralph Hall made history this week, not just for being the first incumbent defeated this year as he lost in his 18th bid for re-election. The oldest member of Congress — described as an institution in Texas politics — also became the first incumbent Republican House member from Texas to lose his party’s nomination in nearly 150 years, according to a review by SmartPolitics, a nonpartisan political news site. Hall’s loss to John Ratcliffe, a 48-year-old former U.S. attorney backed by the Tea Party, ends a streak of 256 House primary wins by incumbent Texas Republicans. “I just got whipped

VA secretary: I´m committed
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USA Today, by Eric K. Shinseki    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 2:17:30 PM     Post Reply
The findings of the interim report of VA´s Office of Inspector General on the Phoenix VA Health Care System are reprehensible to me and to this department, and we are not waiting to set things straight. I immediately directed the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to contact each of the 1,700 veterans in Phoenix waiting for primary care appointments in order to bring them the care they need and deserve. I had previously directed an independent site team to comprehensively assess scheduling and administrative practices in Phoenix. This team began its work in April, and we are already taking action consistent with




Is it the Bilderberg conference
– or conspiracy?
Independent [UK], by Tom Harper    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 10:14:23 AM     Post Reply
Conspiracy theorists may chuckle when they learn a debate entitled “Does Privacy Exist?” is to feature at this year’s Bilderberg conference, the notoriously secretive gathering of the world’s most powerful bankers, politicians and business people. There may be a further shaking of heads when they discover one of the participants at the heavily fortified, five-star Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, will be Keith Alexander, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), which was embarrassed by the mass-surveillance revelations leaked by Edward Snowden. In fairness to the Bilderberg, the organisers of this year’s conference – which starts on Thursday –

Chilly 1Q: U.S. Economy Contracts
for First Time Since ´11
Reuters, by Lucia Matikani    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 10:12:19 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter for the first time in three years as it buckled under the weight of a severe winter, but there are signs activity has since rebounded. The Commerce Department on Thursday revised down its growth estimate to show gross domestic product shrinking at a 1.0 annual rate. It was the worst performance since the first quarter of 2011 and reflected a far slower pace of inventory accumulation and a bigger than previously estimated trade deficit. The government had previously estimated GDP growth expanding at a 0.1 percent rate. It is not unusual for the government to

War Of The Magnolias: The
Trial-By-Media Of Chris McDaniel
Daily Caller, by Anthony Rek LeCounte    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:45:47 AM     Post Reply
Back in early May, the infamous ink-butcher George R. R. Martin submitted to an interview with Davie Itzkoff of the New York Times. There had been a public uproar over a rape scene in a recent episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Many in the fandom wanted desperately to know why so much blood had to mar the compelling Westeros story. (Snip)But that was before the depraved media discovered its latest source of political titillation: the contemptible violation of Rose Cochran’s privacy by a plot of deranged hacks who happen to support McDaniel.

Edward Snowden’s Ego Trip
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:40:58 AM     Post Reply
I don’t find myself saying this much these days, but: John Kerry is right. As NSA defector Edward Snowden has become increasingly insufferable (a condition magnified and exacerbated by his decision to speak through the rage-clenched teeth of Glenn Greenwald), the secretary of state and his diplomatic corps have visibly lost patience with the delusions and deceptions of Russia’s newest intel asset. And who can blame them? The latest set of claims by Snowden, released as an excerpt of his NBC News interview beginning tonight, includes a whopper that the word chutzpah doesn’t begin to cover. Snowden was asked by Brian

Reparations and the Great Unmentionable
American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:30:30 AM     Post Reply
Call it American history à la carte. Over at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the magazine’s national correspondent, has written a long and instructive piece titled “The Case for Reparations.” In which Coates supports Congressman John Conyers’s H.R. 40, the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. Let me start here by saying I don’t doubt Mr. Coates’s sincerity. (Snip)The Great Unmentionable in the Coates article is…the Democratic Party. Progressives. Democratic political fortunes were built on racial politics.



The Frontrunner
Weekly Standard, by Jay Cost    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/29/2014 5:19:21 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton is back in the news, facing questions about her health and lingering doubts about what exactly happened in the aftermath of the Benghazi terror attack. Meanwhile, some Democrats—Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont most notable among them—have been making noises about challenging Clinton for the Democratic nomination. In light of the fact that Clinton was the overwhelming frontrunner at this point in the 2008 cycle, such events cannot be overlooked. It’s a fair question to ask: Is Clinton really as strong as she appears for the 2016 Democratic nod? In a word: yes. While she’s unlikely to go unchallenged,

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