The Meatball analyzes the competitive races. He begins by noting five "firewalls" Democrats are counting on to stop a wildfire, each set back a little deeper into Democratic territory than the last. Most of the firewalls are now on fire....
2bkco’s Findery (free) was in beta for a long time, but it’s finally hit the App Store today as a full, finished app ready for launch. Findery lets users leave notes in locations all around the world — anything from personal anecdotes, to historical facts, and more. Show More Summary
An hour or so ago, WSJ reporter Heather Haddon noted via Twitter that a statement from the Republican Governors Association congratulating Rob Astorino for jumping in the race against Gov. Andrew Cuomo came not from Christie but from RGA's executive director. Show More Summary
CHEVROLET ON THE TRACK—LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Chevrolet drivers have won six (6) of 15 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Victories by current Team Chevy drivers are: Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 KOBALT Tools Chevrolet SS, has four (4) wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (’05, ’06, ’07 & ‘10) Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Axalta [...]
By JMY Investments: (Editor’s Note: This article covers a stock trading at less than $1 per share and/or with less than a $100 million market cap. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.) In my last two articles; "Advanced...Show More Summary
Last month a history professor sent me a note regarding plagiarism at Arizona State University: Matthew Whitaker, who had received an expedited promotion to full professor and was made Director of a new Center for the Study of Race and...Show More Summary
Bruce Rauner’s “Hammer and Shake” campaign to win Illinois’ Republican gubernatorial nomination is best noted for how much of his own money he’s been shoveling into it. [ more › ]
The Space Age, Race and a Quiet Revolution by Dr. Mae Jemison | HuffPost Black Voices In 1992, the Space Shuttle Endeavour made world history. I was on that flight, it was noted in the news: the first woman of color in space. When the Endeavour left the earth, the face of the space exploration changed. Show More Summary
Show Notes: Today's show is devoted to blues songs dealing with the topic of race. Blues of the segregation era are intrinsically tied to race but rarely do they deal with the topic of race itself. As the great blues scholar Paul Oliver wrote back in 1968: "Blacks in the United States are members of […]
Lie-berals seem determined to misinterpret the Cooch’s latest totally-not-dogwhistle moneymaking endeavor. Per Gawker: Noted Virginia awful person and loser of political races Ken Cuccinelli doesn’t want you to end up like George Zimmerman:...Show More Summary
Noted Virginia awful person and loser of political races Ken Cuccinelli doesn't want you to end up like George Zimmerman: Don't let shooting a person to death out of overzealous racially tinged vigilantism wipe out your savings! Read more...
National Journal has just published a new batch of Senate race rankings, and the overall picture they paint looks very grim for Democrats. I’m not qualified to do the deep numbers-crunching prognosticating, so consider this a rough back-of-the-envelope look. Using...Show More Summary
In 1992, the Space Shuttle Endeavour made world history. I was on that flight, it was noted in the news: the first woman of color in space. When the Endeavour left the earth, the face of the space exploration changed. When I returned to Earth, I was interviewed about my flight. Show More Summary
News and notes from around the interweb: Get 1000 Starwood Starpoints for referring LinkedIn connections to SPG if they make a stay by May 15. Season 24 of The Amazing Race has premiered. Here’s how you can do it yourself (Conde’ Nast...Show More Summary
Yesterday was the "Ys Guys" masters swim meet at the University of St. Thomas. I claim to be no "master" at this thing that I do in the water. SOME PRE-RACE DRAMA: So I noted in a post on Friday that my goggles were splitting in 2 pieces during some practice dives. Show More Summary
SMH. There’s nothing worse than being subjected to ignorance at work! According to Click 2 Houston reports that a man who does not want to reveal his identity due to the threatening nature of this incident discovered a noose
Below are campaign disclosure reports as of 1/31/14 for State level campaigns. It’s important to note that if you see a candidate or incumbent without a report filed, that does not necessarily mean the report is late. Statewide races. Full spreadsheet here. State Senate races. Full spreadsheet here. State House races. Full spreadsheet here.
A state famous for its horse races just gained some ground in the march toward equality: Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge [Courier-Journal] I'm beginning to think we should instead note the days...
After Filthy Filner bounced out, and a primary settled, the race today between Republican Faulconer and Democrat Alvarez is the most exciting West Coast race until Election Day. Live result pie chart below (note there is a 2-3 minute delay...
BY DAVE GRAYSON Richard Petty comes from a generation that believes honesty is always the best policy. This generation is famous for saying what they mean and meaning what they say. If you ask the King of stock car racing any question in the world his response may not necessarily be what you expected to hear, [...]