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Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Stale Marshmallow Peeps FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Hippity Hop Edition "This year's Easter Sunday happens to fall on the same day as the marijuana holiday, 4/20. Which means no matter what your religion, this Sunday you're probably going...Show More Summary

Darren Sharper: Lawyers Say Drool Could Account For His DNA In Vagina of Alleged Victim

Darren Sharper, the retired NFL great who now faces accusations that he raped nine women in five states between last September and January, will not be released on bail after an Arizona judge ruled Thursday that the proof that he drugged and raped a victim in that state was “evident.” In a Maricopa County, Arizona,

Peyton Manning got an unbelievable amount of money to speak at Oklahoma State

Anyone who has followed along here for a while knows I respect Peyton Manning. He's a great player. He's not a bad interview either. He's a pretty sharp, funny guy. He's also one of the league's good guys, as far as charity work goes. All...Show More Summary

Coronado Brewing Kicks Off Wisconsin Distribution With Beer Events Starting April 23

Coronado, CA – Coronado Brewing has announced it will join the legacy of great brewers when it enters the state of Wisconsin next… The post Coronado Brewing Kicks Off Wisconsin Distribution With Beer Events Starting April 23 appeared first on

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Our Blogging Continues After This Message… Attention billionaires! Are you looking for a convenient way to celebrate Easter while also protecting your precious financial assets? If so, here's good news!Show More Summary

9 Maps that Show How The GOP is Destroying Southern States

Whenever we need a perfect example of Americans who have no clue what is in their best interest, we need only look to the south. Yes, there are some great people there–and no, not everyone is ignorant. However, red state voters regularly eschew logic…

The Rich Aim to Ban People From Sleeping in Cars Because It Disturbs Their Delicate Sensibilities

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Jim Fischer (CC BY 2.0) There are some truly insensitive morons in the United States and the government is pandering to them, as usual. Take places like Silicon Valley, where a great majority of homeless people have no shelter to speak of. Show More Summary

7 Sweet Places to Steal a Kiss in Colorado

(Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock) By Kimberly Fisher Colorado is made for lovers, with spectacular outdoor views, natural beauty, fresh air, great restaurants and friendliness all around the great state. Take your honey on a romantic rendezvous and steal a kiss at seven of our favorite posh places.

Bittersweet Melodies

BONOBO Bonobo‘s 2 hour set for BBC Radio 1?s Essential Mix  is all you need to really listen to this week with a great selection of reworkings by Bonobo himself and new tracks from artists such as Dark Sky, Maribou States, Sharon Van Etten, Kelis, and many others. Go enjoy the sunshine and get lost in this. […]

Map Shows Which Team Every State Is Rooting For In The NHL Playoffs

Facebook made this great map of NHL Playoff fandom by state/province. It's based on Facebook likes. The big takeaways: The Penguins beat out the Flyers in Pennsylvania (although the Flyers beat out the Rangers in New York). The Sharks beat out the Kings and the Ducks in California. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I Haiku So You Don’t Have To Spring is in the air Leopard thong fits perfectly Down go neighbors' blinds Turn your head and cough Millions getting first checkups Thanks, Sebelius Maine guv make statement: "Og!...Show More Summary

Iowa State University mourns the loss of two pig veterinarians

Iowa State University lost two great resources with the recent passing of Dr H. Scott Hurd and Dr James McKean, within just a few weeks of each other.

Great Job, Internet!: Brits, Australians, and the French like Game Of Thrones more than Americans

If the stats contained within a new infographic are to be believed, people in the U.K, Australia, Spain, France, and a couple of other countries are bigger Game Of Thrones fans than residents of the United States are. Moreover, the most popular—or at least most talked about online—character in the U.S. Show More Summary

Tesla Model S Blazes Across the United States on Record-Setting 12,000-Mile Road Trip

Summer is almost here, and thousands of US travelers are gearing up for the great American tradition of road tripping across the States. But what if those trips could be taken by electric cars instead of pollution-spewing gas vehicles? Norman Hajjar is setting

Kirby Van Der Kamp Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Iowa State P

Kirby Van Der Kamp, P, Iowa State (HT: 6'3¾", WT: 202 lbs) Positives Plenty of experience as a four-year starter. Has experience in a variety of weather conditions. Pinpoint accuracy is his strength—does a great job pinning opponents...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE So, As They Were Saying... Five years ago today a gaggle of retired military brass---three generals and an admiral---wrote a column that was published in The Washington Post titled, Gays and the Military: A Bad Fit. Show More Summary

Word on the Street: The First 6 LA Streets Getting Huge People-Friendly Makeovers

Back in October, Mayor Garcetti announced his Great Streets Program to make about 40 of Los Angeles's major roads into more people-friendly places. In his State of the City address last week, he finally really kicked things off with the...

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Hey. Love yer sig." Kossack "signature lines"---you can create your own in your profile page and it appears every time you post a comment---are a way to draw attention to a favorite quote, cause or opinion. Show More Summary

Dozing through "the Great Moving Right Show"

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. Show More Summary

Around North Carolina: Halifax County

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

One of North Carolina's great treasures is its system of state parks. Jane and I have been visiting many of them, and this weekend we had the pleasure of spending two days camping at Medoc Mountain State Park in Halifax County. It's a sweet place with five great loop hikes, and spring was definitely in the air. Show More Summary

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