News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sat, 19 48 2014 03:48:45 GMT Sat, 19 48 2014 03:48:45 GMT In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One Sat, 19 48 2014 03:48:33 GMT 3212c764dd2213e8c89e1e76c515d67e0985264e New York Times, by Bill Pennington Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 19 48 2014 03:48:33 GMT GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover Sat, 19 46 2014 03:46:32 GMT b6563b486c49e91bf92c45346dd78bff152e61e4 Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 19 46 2014 03:46:32 GMT It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil', timber 'and mineral'rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R'West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R'Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including Viewers share joy of college'bound teen with Down syndrome Sat, 19 01 2014 03:01:39 GMT 9f6fff9bbe11e5dbbc9a93463274f408827591b2 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Erin Richards Posted By: Piercentire- Sat, 19 01 2014 03:01:39 GMT Little Chute [WI] — Noah Van Vooren waited by the mailbox every afternoon. They said the letter would come in April. So he waited. Even in the rain. Even when his sisters yelled at him to come inside. Noah, 19, had applied to college like many of his friends at Little Chute High School. Edgewood College in Madison hosts a special track for people like him, with Down syndrome or other intellectual and developmental disabilities. [Snip] “He has a special way of interpreting life that shows grace …” GOP: In D.C., Republicans are the enablers, Democrats the mandators Sat, 19 38 2014 02:38:01 GMT ba92dcae960890b9ba67bd57358296ccb3abc158 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 19 38 2014 02:38:01 GMT I’m Senator Lamar Alexander. Have you ever read something so obviously right that it made you wish you’d written it? That happened to me the other day reading Newt Gingrich’s book ‘Breakout.’ Newt was quoting technology expert Tim O’Reilly, who was talking about the way the government should operate in the internet age. O’Reilly was saying this: “The best way for government to operate is to figure out what kinds of things are enablers of society and then make investments in those things.” Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers ´domestic terrorists´ following show of force against the federal government Sat, 19 29 2014 02:29:17 GMT 1864fccab92186657720055b0f96045d13a4503d Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko Posted By: Attercliffe- Sat, 19 29 2014 02:29:17 GMT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope, a belief in a better day to come´ Sat, 19 16 2014 02:16:36 GMT 20f3e6785295aa4a41ee74907f2f91732a042e71 Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Sat, 19 16 2014 02:16:36 GMT Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re'tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. FBI probe of NTTA includes Wendy Davis file, Travis DA’s office says Sat, 19 04 2014 02:04:20 GMT 0a42962cc211b4822a08b551f99a6b46735c034b Dallas Morning News, by Wayne Slater Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 19 04 2014 02:04:20 GMT AUSTIN — Documents related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency, Travis County officials say. It’s not clear whether Davis’ work for the tollway authority is a focus of the FBI or only part of the material collected in connection with its look into tollway agency operations. The Travis County district attorney’s office said last month that details from its review of a 2012 complaint that a rival filed about Davis’ legal and political activities were “the subject of an open investigation” by the The war on standards comes to college debate Sat, 19 55 2014 01:55:55 GMT 55665bf619c11891083bcb02308e4c136f2ab3ca Powerline, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 19 55 2014 01:55:55 GMT Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway). Now it appears that the decline of standards–indeed, the abolition of any standards at all–has come to the world of college debate. The Atlantic reports: These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These “alternative'style” debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few What Really Happened at the Bay of Pigs Sat, 19 41 2014 01:41:20 GMT e562df004ab79b0f9b045dc70e8439028b3c3508 Townhall, by Humberto Fontova Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 19 41 2014 01:41:20 GMT (You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea´s Heartbreak Ridge. But Don´t Call It Ping Pong: College Sports Rivalry Expands to Table Tennis Sat, 19 36 2014 01:36:01 GMT 07235046c63abda9b33ee0d6007e0bda805ebdc4 Wall Street Journal, by Douglas Belkin Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 19 36 2014 01:36:01 GMT MONROEVILLE, Pa.—When the Texas Wesleyan Rams arrived here this month to defend their 10 straight national titles, the 14 players and coaches wore navy blue and gold track suits and carried matching bags. The walkie'talkies worn on the hips of tournament personnel crackled to life: "Texas Wesleyan has entered the building." The opposing teams,?most of whom brought only a handful of players, some in a mishmash of college sweatshirts,?stopped to watch in awe and dread. "We are the New York Yankees of table tennis," said Texas Wesleyan University Coach Jasna Rather. "Everybody hates our guts." Coach Ken Qiu of Mississippi Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s pregnancy announcement Sat, 19 32 2014 01:32:52 GMT 4af81142c646a703a7bafe5a4f87e945dffd747e New York Post, by Stephanie Smith Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 19 32 2014 01:32:52 GMT The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight Two Dems Accuse Party Leaders in CA'33 of Changing Rules to Favor Wealthy Insiders Sat, 19 28 2014 01:28:05 GMT 2c4b64e6d37792014889cc057242162660af28c7 Breitbart California, by Joel B. Pollak Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 19 28 2014 01:28:05 GMT Two Democratic Party candidates in the primary race for California´s 33rd congressional district in West Los Angeles have accused local party officials of using an arbitrary fundraising minimum to favor established insiders''then raising that minimum at the last moment to exclude them from a recent candidates´ forum. Democrats Kristie Holmes and Barbara Mulvaney issued a joint press release earlier this week, accusing the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club (PPDC) of "uninviting" them from a forum on Sunday, April 13 "after first zealously pursuing them." Only candidates who participated were eligible for the club´s endorsement. As Breitbart News reported, the club''based in Justina Pelletier treated worse than a terrorist Sat, 19 14 2014 01:14:46 GMT ff6eb2d4ceca425820b8a2a9fd9b648864daf220 Boston Herald, by Michael Graham Posted By: John c- Sat, 19 14 2014 01:14:46 GMT There is a young person held captive in Massachusetts today who is not allowed to participate in religious ceremonies, or visit family without government agents watching. No, it’s not accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s 15-year-old mitochondrial disease patient and nonterrorist Justina Pelletier. U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Wednesday that the now-20-year-old charged with four deaths and injuring more than 260 people should be able to see his sisters without an FBI agent present. The feds can appeal, but he says their case would have to be “pretty convincing.” “Can you believe it?” That was Jennifer Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan, Angers GOP Colleagues but Wins Fans Elsewhere Sat, 19 09 2014 01:09:17 GMT e0a69498219e96e0fb5a9e20a66c1cce54ffee98 Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 19 09 2014 01:09:17 GMT WASHINGTON''Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators''Republican or Democrat''amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43'year'old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non'Indian under new law Sat, 19 59 2014 12:59:58 GMT 2e96f9aaf472acec449faac6393285b55e157f1a Washington Post, by Sari Horwitz Posted By: Fiesta del sol- Sat, 19 59 2014 12:59:58 GMT ON PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, ARIZ. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non'Indian men who battered Indian women. “We would literally drive them to the end of the reservation and tell them to beat it,” Valenzuela said. “And hope they didn’t come back that night. They almost always did.” About three weeks ago, at 2:45 a.m., the tribal police were called to the reservation home of an Indian woman who was allegedly Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area Sat, 19 53 2014 12:53:22 GMT 7b0499fe6100a73e7bd5d9be6394d171fbbbbc0d Townhall, by Nick Sorrentino Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 19 53 2014 12:53:22 GMT The government has no business owning (or administering) all of this land. I am willing to concede federal courthouses and even the national parks to the feds, (even though some of the parks were created as a result of brutal land grabs. Shenandoah National Park which I look out at as I write this is an example.) but why is practically all of the far West run by the Federal Government? Here’s another thing I’ll concede. The feds get a few hundred God forsaken square miles in the northern Nevada desert to do nuclear testing and to dump nuclear fuel. Beyond Living in the New York Times World Sat, 19 48 2014 12:48:36 GMT 271977ab4abf01f324352cf9145f395cb4355560 American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko Posted By: magnante- Sat, 19 48 2014 12:48:36 GMT I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through Can You Spot The Racist, Homophobic Anti'Semites In This Special 10 Item Quiz? Sat, 19 20 2014 12:20:28 GMT c506a1a402677bff2e5f07eb6984ba2070a3cf38 Townhall, by John Hawkins Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 19 20 2014 12:20:28 GMT As we all know, racism, homophobia and anti'Semitism are very bad and should be condemned. Not only do I condemn all of those things, I´d encourage you to share this quiz to all of your liberal friends so they can wag their fingers right in the faces of the awful people who said all of these terrible things. 1) Who said, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." A) Rush Limbaugh B) Mark Levin C) Laura Ingraham D) Al Sharpton 2) Who said, "That’s just how white folks will do you. Capitalism and the Dalai Lama Sat, 19 01 2014 12:01:10 GMT 8b08c86130231255746c416306e69c09e3db4fcc New York Times, by Arthur Brooks Posted By: Judy W.- Sat, 19 01 2014 12:01:10 GMT What can Washington, D.C., learn from a Buddhist monk? In early 2013, I traveled with two colleagues to Dharamsala, India, to meet with the Dalai Lama. (Snip) That same duality was on display in February when the Dalai Lama joined atwo'day summit at my institution, the American Enterprise Institute. At first, his visit caused confusion. Some people couldn’t imagine why he would visit us; as Vanity Fair asked in a headline, “Why Was the Dalai Lama Hanging Out with the Right'Wing American Enterprise Institute?” There was no dissonance, though, because the Dalai Lama’s teaching defies freighted ideological labels. Lessons Learned and Lessons Missed from the Attempted Land Grab Sat, 19 36 2014 11:36:46 GMT 0d76f05ab2b1870a2a8f6239216214f968f248e4 Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Posted By: SpeedMaster- Sat, 19 36 2014 11:36:46 GMT The recent standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada has taught us many lessons, but the most important one was missed. We learned that the government will do anything to private citizens in order to grab land and private property either under the guise of protecting an “endangered” desert tortoise that is actually overpopulated, or getting rid of “feral” and destructive “trespassing cattle” grazing the land for generations, cattle that are in the way of developing a $5 billion Chinese solar panel plant (ENN), and the exploitation of rare earth elements in the larger adjacent area. What made Nevada rancher fight the feds? Sat, 19 31 2014 11:31:37 GMT 549196b8d369428c54f854eac55a45409854490c CNN, by Leigh Ann Caldwell Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 19 31 2014 11:31:37 GMT Washington '' When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada ranch to protest what they see as an overreach of the federal government. (Snip)Because of the cheap rent, some, including fellow cattlemen who don´t ranch on public lands, call public land ranchers "welfare ranchers" and have no sympathy for the Western lot. But Griggs said they don´t understand that ranching public land is "not a bargain." "On public lands, you might get kicked off at any moment for a turtle. That´s kind of the deal," he said. On upcoming trip, Obama will try to pivot to Asia ' again Sat, 19 19 2014 10:19:38 GMT fca701359c7670088bea4066b814d5bd6896e1d4 McClatchy Newspapers, by Lesley Clark Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 19 19 2014 10:19:38 GMT WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four'nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that’s been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere. Yet even as Obama attempts to boost his effort to emphasize U.S. interest in Asia, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is complicating efforts to reassure Asian nations _ which share the region with an increasingly assertive China ' that the U.S. is committed to their security. The administration’s efforts to refocus U.S. policy toward Asia were already being questioned in the region with the departure A San Francisco Billionaire Just Bought Obama and Delayed the Keystone XL Pipeline Sat, 19 11 2014 10:11:09 GMT 686e233005eebb845aef8c72fd8681e2ac261ef4 Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexican Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 19 11 2014 10:11:09 GMT While the media is obsessed with the Koch brothers this campaign season, a billionaire hedge fund manager from San Francisco just bought off the White House to the tune of $100 million in order to delay the Keystone XL pipeline decision. From Fox News: The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. (Snip)What you won’t hear about in mainstream media is how Billionaire Tom Seyer Let’s Keep Zoos Sat, 19 06 2014 10:06:58 GMT 764f768e39c65dc8c893a3ad339b80f9f12848ba The Federalist, by Rachel Lu Posted By: MissMolly- Sat, 19 06 2014 10:06:58 GMT The year that we were married, my husband and I were given a truly wonderful gift: a honeymoon safari to southern Africa. It was an amazing experience. We now have all the magical memories that one would hope to bring home from a safari: the fresh lion kill, the mother elephant tenderly caressing her baby, the warthog crashing through the undergrowth with a leopard in hot pursuit. I could go on (and on and on), but nothing’s more pretentious than regaling people with tales of your honeymoon safari, so I’ll just reiterate once more: completely fabulous. You meet a lot of Rapist’s painting hung in the White House Sat, 19 05 2014 10:05:02 GMT 2b1a6283ef833601246dfac5e984973a32b5e6b4 Daily Caller, by Sarah Hofmann Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 19 05 2014 10:05:02 GMT A painting of President Barack Obama by a shock artist with a rape fetish hung in the White House for at least two years. Artist David Choe, known for his graffiti and shock art, rose to minor fame after drawing the murals in Facebook’s first offices. He hosts a Vice show centered on hitchhiking, has shown Anthony Bourdain around Los Angeles on Bourdain’s CNN show, “Parts Unknown,” and one of his paintings graced the walls of the White House from at least 2008'2010. But Choe also has a rape fetish. On the podcast that he co'hosts with porn star Asa Akira, he Martinez and the War on GOP Women Sat, 19 01 2014 10:01:50 GMT 61fca44b42e57f73476b9fdf0519292b5ef91ffa Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 19 01 2014 10:01:50 GMT One of the Obama administration’s favorite themes is the idea that Republicans have been waging a “war on women.” Though Democrats may overestimate the appeal of this canard, the notion that troglodyte conservatives seek to send American women back to the 19th century has become a form of conventional wisdom, especially in the liberal mainstream media. But though that war is a piece of fakery rooted in the confusion between political liberalism and gender equality, there is little doubt about the reality of another war on women: the one that is being waged by left'wing ideologues against any female Republican