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College Football !!!!

[guest post by JD] Some of the big boys didn’t look that great today, ie Alabama and UCLA. There were a few great match-ups in Week 1 – Georgia put a hurting on Clemson, Florida State was taken to the wire by Oklahoma State, and Wisconsin is man-handling LSU. I love football season. —JD

UCF Skydiver Completely Misses Stadium Before Game vs. Penn State in Ireland

The Penn State Nittany Lions and UCF Knights got the unique opportunity to play at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, but things didn't get off to a great start for Central Florida. Before the game, both teams had skydivers land on the field. Show More Summary

Penn State receiver makes great catch, breaks rugby rules

Penn State and UCF have kicked off college football's first full Saturday of action, and the Nittany Lions' passing game has been on point early. Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg has topped 400 yards on the day, with two different receivers over 100 yards. Show More Summary

Saturday Stat: New Orleans Weathers the Great Recession

Partly because the city had just begun to recovery from Hurricane Katrina when the Great Recession began, it suffered less job loss relative to its pre-recession state and GDP actually grew 3.9% between 2008 and 2011. No other southern metropolitan area cracked 2% in the same period. Charles Davidson, writing for EconSouth, offers the following […]

College Football Playoff 2014: Final Outlook Before Saturday's Week 1 Games

Since January 6, there has been a void in the hearts of college football fans across the country. While a few notable teams like Texas A&M and Michigan State have already gotten off to a great start, a full slate awaits on the first Saturday of the season. Most matchups include a ranked team that is looking to overpower a lower program. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Molly at 70 Happy birthday tomorrow to Molly Ivins, born August 30, 1944. She left us seven years ago, but her Texas sass has lost none of its bite: [W]e've bounced back from this same mistake before---the mistake of thinking that we can make ourselves safer if we just make ourselves less free. Show More Summary

Earnest: 'For Now' Crisis of Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing Border Over

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued Friday that the Obama administration has made great strides to confront the crisis of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States. “For now,” Earnest told reporters when asked...Show More Summary

USC RB Anthony Brown: Calls Coach Sarkisian Great – Now Suddenly He’s Racist? (Video)

Three weeks ago Shotgun Spratling with the Conquest Chronicle interviewed USC RB Anthony Brown on camera at USC’s first scrimmage game at fall camp held at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium. In light of Brown’s recent claims stating Coach Steve Sarkisian is racist, it is interesting to hear this 1 minute 46 second interview. In

White House Blames Media For Obama 'No Strategy' Comment

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference yesterday. Show More Summary

Things I Consumed At The Minnesota State Fair, Ranked

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

Since I married a Minnesotan, I married into Midwestern food traditions like hot dish and pannekoeken. An annual part of that tradition includes The Great Minnesota Get-Together, the second-largest state fair in the country, and its bounty of culinary delights. Read more...

Last-Minute Labor Day: Road Trip to These Classic American State Fairs

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Fried food, Ferris wheels, and fun are on the schedule at state fairs across the country, and Labor Day Weekend is the last great weekend during summer fair season. There?s at least ten different fairs doing their thing this weekend, so one more summer road trip might just be a great way to end the season. Show More Summary

Kellen Moore stakes a claim for the Lions’ backup QB job

Kellen Moore has always seemed like the classic case of a great college player who couldn’t cut it in the NFL: Although he was a two-time All-American at Boise State, he’s small and he doesn’t have a great arm and he isn’t a great athlete, and he went undrafted in 2012. He signed with the…

How Far Does $100 Go in Your State?

The cost of living by state varies greatly. Compare how much $100 buys in your state relative to others.

Lawsuit Against Common Core Filed By Gov. Bobby Jindal, Taking the Fight To Obama’s Doorstep

Jindal has to be one of my favorite politicians, and in my mind bumped himself up a few notches after I read this great story.     From the Article: Jindal says the federal government is using coercive techniques to make states comply...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Mailbag Dear Pastor Michael V. Wilson, I understand that you and God are fed up with how the gays have been allowed to run amok lately, gaying up America in total gayness all the livelong day, and thatShow More Summary

Newsstand: August 28, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tim Hortons debuted a spicy, savoury doughnut called the “Buffalo Crunch” at the Great New York State Fair this week. The treat is covered in buffalo-style chicken wing sauce and crunched-up kettle chips. If that wasn’t already enough, tortilla strips wade in a pool of buffalo sauce at the centre. Show More Summary

Debate ongoing over fish farming in the Great Lakes

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Michigan took a big step forward this summer in the business of fish farming. The state issued a permit to expand the Grayling Fish Hatchery more than tenfold.The hatchery raises trout for restaurants and grocery stores. The expansion...Show More Summary


3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

It is with a great pleasure this evening that I can announce the final decision of United States District Court Judge Clarke Waddoups on the last remaining count in the Sister Wives case. Previously, Judge Waddoups handed down an historic ruling striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional. Only one count […]

Referee thoughts

The pre-season for fall soccer in the US is winding down and my regular season starts tomorrow night with a great high school game between last year’s Big School Division girls state champion versus the Big School/nationally Top-10 team from two states over.  I’m looking forward to that game as it should be one of [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Sorry Grover, Sometimes Government is the Solution

Via Hilzoy, some great news: The number of homeless veterans in the United States has fallen 33 percent since 2010, to just under 50,000 as of January. The number of homeless veterans sleeping in the street, as opposed to in shelters, fell even faster, down nearly 40 percent over the past four years. At least [Read more...]

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