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Let’s Eat, Let’s Race: The 2014 Tour de Donut is ON

13 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: If you’ve had enough jibber-jabber and are looking for the registration / donation pages, here you go: Click here to register for the Tour de Donut, and use the “fatdonut2014” discount code to save $5 on entry. Click here to donate to the good causes being raised by the Tour de Donut — if you donate [...]

Top Headline Comments 9-12-14

FRIDAY! coughWavecough More on the chances this is a wave election, with some notes about individual races. This Ebola column is pretty terrifying. As a matter of reflex, I ignore gasping lefty pundits when they decide to get offended by...

Democrats ahead in three key Senate races

A new handful of polls on Thursday show Democrats ahead in some swing-state Senate races that the party absolutely must hold on to, if they are to keep their majority in the Senate — though it should be noted, they could theoretically keep these seats but still lose control of the Senate as a result of other races elsewhere on the map. Show More Summary

Sources of Harm: Notes on the Alternative Artworld

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Within and beyond the American artworld, the politics of race have assumed a central position this year with a degree of ugliness that feels particularly virulent.

An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids

#Ferguson Kids are in your face when it comes to race in the United States. The post An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Taraji P. Henson Ebony Magazine October Cover Shoot (Behind The Scenes) [Video]

he October issue of EBONY features Taraji P. Henson on the cover. Please note that the issue also explores race relations in our country today, and compares current civil rights actions to the movement in the 1950s and 1960s EBONYMAGAZINE

Wednesday Training Group: Meeting at 5:00 PM Hawaii Kai – Coaching Topic: Rough Water Paddling

Rough Water training: In preparation for the Wet Feet Blue Planet race coming up on Sept. 14th, we will paddle out to Portlock Point again for some more rough water paddling. Please note: meeting time is 5 PM at the Hawaii Kai boat ramp. Instead of the regular time trial course, we will paddle up to Portlock point [...]

Udall or Udull?

(Steven Hayward) During my recently concluded year as an inmate at the University of Colorado at Boulder I took note of Senator Mark Udall, now running a close race for re-election against a spirited challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner....Show More Summary

Coyly Campaigning In Kansas

[Note: You'll have to forgive my somewhat-belated commentary on the shakeup in the Kansas Senate race, but I was on vacation all of last week.] Last week, a political tornado of sorts happened in Kansas (of all places), raising the possibility...Show More Summary

GOPers Running Left?

Bill Scher notes how several GOP Senate candidates are running left on right-leaning Real Clear Politics.   Several Republican candidates in the year’s most competitive Senate races have begun their fall sprint to Election Day, not by embracing Tea Party-fueled conservatism but by defensively tacking leftward.   Why are these candidates blurring partisan and ideological lines [...]

Racing the LT100 with the Queen of Pain: The Finish, and After

A Note from Fatty: So here we are: the final post in my admittedly over-the-top Leadville series. Don’t be sad, though: we won’t run out of stories to tell. Since the Leadville race, I’ve raced (and been disqualified from) the Jordanelle Triathlon, raced Rebecca’s Private Idaho, took the winner of a contest to the Gooseberry [...]

The Money Wall Street is Making Off Rhode Island's Pension Funds Is Also an Issue

The NYT gave readers only part of the story in an article on the Democratic primary race for governor of Rhode Island. It notes that state Treasuer Gina M. Raimondo is currently the frontrunner. It then told readers in reference to Raimondo: "The 'tough choice' was her overhaul of the state’s pension system in 2011. Show More Summary

A personal note on Tom Cotton

(Scott Johnson) Our friend Rep. Tom Cotton is in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas. Pryor offers a good name and a reliable vote for the full Obama/Reid playlist when needed, but is otherwise something of a cipher. Show More Summary

LIRR Services Resumes To Belmont Park

Horse racing fans take note that getting to Belmont will once again be easy as the Long Island Railroad resumes service the historic track as of tomorrow. Here are the details: The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ‘Belmont Special’ is at the starting gate and ready for the […]

Racing the LT100 with The Queen of Pain: DEMON WOMAN

A Note from Fatty: The Hammer’s telling of her a 2014 Leadville 100 continues today. Yesterday’s installment is here. Columbine was behind us. Finally. The road flattened out and we came back — to  cheering crowds. Yes, really, cheering crowds: Rebecca’s fan club! Whenever we passed large groups of people, there were always loud cheers for Rebecca. [...]

Chris Matthews Eager for Biden Challenge to Hillary: 'I'm Dyin' for a Race Like This'

Here at NewsBusters, we've documented how Chris Matthews has gushed about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and how she could be a "truly great president." We've also noted how Matthews did his best to spin Mrs. Clinton's bumpy...Show More Summary

Racing the LT100 with The Queen of Pain: Forceful Encouragement

A Note from Fatty: This is the latest installment of the Hammer’s telling of the 2014 Leadville 100, where she was mentored by top pro Rebecca Rusch. Click here to read yesterday’s installment.  We were at Sugar Loaf now: my favorite climb of the race! I set the pace on the climb again but as we neared [...]

Racing the LT100 with The Queen of Pain: The Race Begins

A Note from Fatty: You have no idea how excited I am to be presenting The Hammer’s telling of her Leadville 100 race this year. Unlike me — I post everything I write the same day I write it — The Hammer has written the story of her entire race. It’s complete.  But I’m still going [...]

Illinois Racing Against California for Biggest Pension Disaster

last weekNews : Reason

We’ve noted that California’s modestly bipartisan efforts to reform public employee pensions have collapsed and the state’s pension program is now giving a big humbs up to workers spiking the system with a host of bonuses. But the Washington...Show More Summary

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