| Tiger Rant|| A Good Story On Heather Van Norman . . . . . - trackfan on 11/25/14 at 8:35 am|
Or as football fans know her, Odell Beckham's Mom. She's one of a few athletes who I've known who had kids to grow up and become more famous than them. Perhaps some newspaper will do a piece on Eric Reid's Dad, who was also an NCAA track champhion (110 hurdles) at LSU.
| Political Talk|| Breitbart Attacks Wrong Loretta Lynch - trackfan on 11/10/14 at 6:36 am|
I guess all Loretta Lynches look alike to the folks at Breitbart.
[quote]Members of the conservative media are attempting to scandalize President Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch by suggesting she was involved in the Whitewater investigations of the 1990s. However, the Loretta Lynch...
| More Sports Board|| The History of 2-loss Teams In The BCS Era - trackfan on 11/9/14 at 7:55 am|
If the 4-team playoff format had been in place during the BCS era, there would have been seven years in which at least one 2-loss team would have made it in. Based on this history, I think we'll see 2-loss teams in the playoffs about half the time. Here's the list of 2-loss teams that would have mad...
| Political Talk|| The Next Attorney General - trackfan on 11/7/14 at 11:03 am|
It looks like Obama is going to replace a brutha with a sista.
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Clowns Hillary Clinton - trackfan on 11/5/14 at 6:45 am|
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wasted no time using the GOP’s new majority in the Senate in the face of potential 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton.
Paul posted an entire Facebook album of photos of Clinton ...
| More Sports Board|| Caroline Wozniacki Debuts In The Marathon - trackfan on 11/3/14 at 9:15 am|
She finished the New York City Marathon 3:26:33 yesterday, which works out to 7:53/mile pace. I know of many athletes who've run decent marathons after retiring from their primary sport, but I don't know if there's a precedent for a pro/elite athlete, outside of distance runners and triathletes of c...
| More Sports Board|| 40 Years Ago Today: "The Rumble in the Jungle" - trackfan on 10/30/14 at 11:30 pm|
I doubt that many people who weren't born, or who were too young to remember, can fully appreciate how big Heavy Weight Championship fights were in the back in those days. There was no football, basketball or baseball player who matched Ali's popularity in the 60's and 70's. Anyway, here's a great B...
| Political Talk|| Israel Assumes Hezbollah Has Built Tunnels Into Israel . . . . . - trackfan on 10/29/14 at 3:11 pm|
But believes that Hezbollah is suffiently deterred and will only use the tunnels if attacked. This is the Mideast version of MADD, where neighbors are reluctlant to attack one another not because of friendship but because they fear retaliation. This sort of "cold peace" is the best I think we can ho...
| Political Talk|| Thomas Duncan's Nephew: He Never Helped "A Pregnant Woman with Ebola" - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 10:33 pm|
Considering the source, I don't necessarily take this at face value, but I do wonder if Duncan didn't tell his family that he helped a pregnant woman, where did this story come from? Did the CDC go back to his neighborhood and interview his neighbors. There's certainly a lot of pressure on the CDC c...
| Political Talk|| NBC's Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 2:13 pm|
The head of the CDC has slammed her for it, and she's apologized, but if a high-profile, medical professional like Snyderman can't be counted on to honor a quarantine, how are these west African governments going to get thousands of ordinary folks to comply?
| Political Talk|| Some French Jews Have Joined ISIS - trackfan on 10/15/14 at 12:20 am|
Not only does ISIS not discriminate when it comes to who they will kill (most of their victims are Muslim), but they also seem to be pretty open about who can join, with 1000's of Europeans and Americans having already traveled to the Mideast to wage jihad on behalf of ISIS. However, I have to admit...
| Political Talk|| The Daily Caller Calls On Rand Paul To Throw His Dad Under The Bus - trackfan on 10/10/14 at 1:06 pm|
They are actually comparing Ron Paul to Jean-Marie Le Pen. As far as I know, Ron has never said anything remotely similar to the bigoted things Le Pen has said. opefully, Rand won't heed their advice because I would lose respect for him if he did. It's alright for him to publicly disagree with his D...
| Political Talk|| Malala Wins The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize - trackfan on 10/10/14 at 6:41 am|
Along with an Indian guy named Kailash Satyarthi
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Has Been Carousing With Bill Maher - trackfan on 10/8/14 at 3:02 pm|
I thought I'd help Rolltide out a little with his duties as the PT board's unofficial Rand Paul press secretary.
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul has spent quite a bit of time reaching out to liberals over the past year, and that list apparently now includes Bill Maher.
Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republ...
| Political Talk|| The Details Of The U.S.- Iran Nuclear Deal - trackfan on 10/6/14 at 11:41 am|
Currently Iran has 9500 centrifuges up and running, with another 10,000 on standby. The U.S. wants Iran to shutdown another 7000 - 8000 centrifuges, but the Iranians aren't willing to go that far, but might be willing to shutdown half of them, so that they'll still have 4500 - 5000 up and running. O...
| More Sports Board|| The Front Pages of Mississippi's Sunday Papers - trackfan on 10/5/14 at 8:02 am|
Whenever there's a major sporting event that's especially important and significant to a city, state or nation, I'm always eager to see the front pages of their newspapers the following day. Here are the .pdf files for four of Mississippi's newspapers front pages today:
| Political Talk|| Israeli Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Palestinian Housing Discrimination Law - trackfan on 9/29/14 at 9:15 am|
The "Mideast's only democracy" and "our best ally" once again shows the world what it really stands for.
[quote]Yesterday, Israel’s Supreme Court dismissed a petition by Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel effectually facilitating the Judaization of more Palestinian owned ...
| Political Talk|| Eric Holder's Going-Away Gift To Muslim-Americans - trackfan on 9/27/14 at 10:08 pm|
All Libertarians should support this.
[quote]The Justice Department is expected to issue a broad new policy in the coming two to three weeks banning religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers, department sources said Friday..
The long-awaited policy will not inc...
| Political Talk|| Arabs Release Pictures Of Pilots Who Are Bombing ISIS - trackfan on 9/25/14 at 7:06 pm|
Included in the group of pilots whose pictures have been released are a woman and a Saudi prince. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama insisted on this in order to deny the Arabs plausible deniability and to prevent the war from being characterized as a crusade on the Arab street.
| Political Talk|| Jordanians Afraid Of Blowback Now That It Has Joined Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition - trackfan on 9/24/14 at 3:03 pm|
After seeing what happened in Syria and Iraq, I can see why they might be afraid. I also heard a few days ago that the Turks were also afraid that if the joined the fighting against ISIS, bombs would start going off in Istanbul and Ankara.
[quote]Although Jordan had previously announced that it j...