| SEC Rant|| SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships - trackfan on 5/23/13 at 6:51 pm|
For those who are interested, the replay is coming on at 7:00 P.M. CST on ESPNU. If you tune in, you'll get to see the LSU men's 4x100 relay team give a clinic on the dynamics of speed, not to mention reigning Bowerman Award winner Kimberlyn Duncan who as usual was a women amongst girls.
| More Sports Board|| USADA's Travis Tygart Accuses French of Covering Up for Armstrong - trackfan on 4/26/13 at 11:34 am|
Now that Tygart has suceeded in bringing down Amrstrong, he's set his sights on the UCI.
[quote]Attempts to gather evidence that Lance Armstrong used banned performance-enhancing drugs were blocked by the International Cycling Union (UCI), who were involved in a cover-up, it was claimed today by ...
| Political Talk|| What Violent Militants Can't Do, Drone Strikes Do In An Instant - trackfan on 4/24/13 at 8:40 pm|
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/farea-al-muslimi-drone-strike_n_3142322.html)]Farea Al-Muslimi goes before the Senate[/link] and explains his firsthand experience at how American drones create blowback.
This is what [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD7dnFDdwu0)]Ron Paul tried...
| Political Talk|| John Kerry In Hot Water with Israel and AIPAC - trackfan on 4/22/13 at 9:41 pm|
[quote]At a press conference in Istanbul yesterday, attempting to bring about rapprochment between Israel and Turkey, US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed empathy with Turkey's loss over the murder of its citizens on board the Mavi Mar...
| Political Talk|| Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was Kicked Out of Cambridge Mosque - trackfan on 4/21/13 at 12:52 am|
It sounds like he was too radical for Boston Muslims. This reminds me of John Walkker Lindh who was kicked out of a San Francisco mosque for being too radical, which prompted him to travel to Pakistan to study what he called "real Islam".
[quote]At the Cambridge mosque near where the bombing suspec...
| Political Talk|| Chechnya's President Weighs In - trackfan on 4/19/13 at 1:57 pm|
This is sure to rile up folks on this board.
[quote]In a statement on his Instagram, Kadyrov expressed sadness for the victims of the bombings but denied that the brothers have any ties to his region.
"We have previously expressed our condolences to the people of the city and the people of Ameri...
| Political Talk|| The American Conservative: What Jackie Robinson Can Teach Rand Paul - trackfan on 4/17/13 at 11:47 pm|
This is a good article on the state of the GOP and Blacks. I hope Rand Paul continues his outreach despite some of his missteps at Howard, because like he father, I believe that he's sincere and earnest. If ...
| Political Talk|| Reactions to Rand Paul's Howard Speech - trackfan on 4/11/13 at 11:45 pm|
Here's a link to a video of Reason TV interviewing some of the attendees.
| Political Talk|| Coulter Blasts Palin - trackfan on 4/9/13 at 9:14 am|
[quote]Ann Coulter laid into Sarah Palin on Monday during an interview on Geraldo Rivera's radio show, charging that the former Alaska governor should have learned to speak "proper English."
Coulter called into the show to discuss Margaret Thatcher's death and brought up the sti...
| More Sports Board|| FINA Bans Lance Armstrong from Swimming - trackfan on 4/4/13 at 3:28 pm|
The piling-on of Armstrong has really gone overboard. Not only has he been banned from the sport that he competed in professionally, he's being banned from competing in other sports for recreational purposes. Since the UCI and the USCF banned him from cycling, the IAAF and USATF have banned him from...
| Political Talk|| Former Klansmen Elwin Wilson Dies - trackfan on 4/1/13 at 11:03 am|
[quote]Elwin Wilson, the former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologized for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to become a congressman from Georgia, died March 28 at a hospital in South Carolina. He was 76.
His wife, Judy Wilson, said he die...
| Political Talk|| Israel Apologizes to Turkey - trackfan on 3/22/13 at 11:16 am|
It seems that Obama finally got Bibi to do something he didn't want to do.
[quote]Israel's leader has announced the restoration of normal diplomatic relations with Turkey after apologizing for the deaths of nine Turkish activists in a 2009 Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound international flotilla.
| Political Talk|| The Seven GOP Congressmen Who Were Vindicated On Iraq - trackfan on 3/20/13 at 8:55 am|
These are the true patriots who put country before party.
[quote]"To me, it was about growing up in the Vietnam era and not wanting to go through that again," said Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who, in 2002, was the only GOP senator to vote against invading Iraq. "I remember the difficulty th...
| Political Talk|| Catfight: Orly Taitz vs Pamela Geller - trackfan on 3/18/13 at 12:50 pm|
This is hilarious on so many levels.
| Political Talk|| Chuck Hagel Orders Review Of Distinguished Warfare Medal For Drone Pilots - trackfan on 3/12/13 at 3:54 pm|
[quote]Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of a new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors, after lawmakers and veterans groups expressed outrage that...
| Political Talk|| Jewish Group Launches anti-AIPAC Ad Campaign - trackfan on 3/4/13 at 9:53 pm|
100 of these ads will be plastered across the most trafficked metro stations in Washington, D.C. starting today to coincide with the annual AIPAC conference:
| More Sports Board|| 40 Yards in 4.2 Seconds Is a Rare Feat - trackfan on 2/27/13 at 11:07 pm|
In the last eight years, over 2500 football players have been invited to the NFL Combine, but only four men, including two with world-class track credentials, have run sub-4.30 at the NFL combine:
1) Combine Record Holder Chris Johnson - 4.24
2) World Junior Olympic, USATF and Two-time NCAA Long...
| Political Talk|| Pat Buchanan: Jennifer Rubin’s Infantile Conservatism - trackfan on 2/27/13 at 11:45 am|
This column by Pat Buchanan does a great job of encapsulating the war between paleo-cons and neo-cons. Buchanan is perhaps the staunchest defender of paleo-conservatism in the media, who I wish was still at MS...
| Political Talk|| Michael Bloomberg's War On Pro-gun Democrats - trackfan on 2/20/13 at 2:15 pm|
[quote]"It's just an outrage. The public ought to stand up," said Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $25 billion. "I'm part of the public and I happen to have some money. That's what I am trying to do ...
| Political Talk|| Republicans Filibustering Chuck Hagel - trackfan on 2/14/13 at 11:31 am|
| Political Talk|| Saturday Night Live Does The Chuck Hagel Hearings - trackfan on 2/10/13 at 11:16 pm|
But unfortunately and predictably, the skit from this dress rehearsal was cut from the live airing of the show. What would have been the fallout and who would have lost their jobs if this skit had aired last night?
| Political Talk|| Why Is Karl Rove Wasting Money Attacking Ashley Judd? - trackfan on 2/8/13 at 6:40 pm|
After all, she's a liberal actress from a red state who would be up against one of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill. Isn't this just a waste of his billionaire friends' money?
[quote]Get your popcorn ready. Karl Rove said Thursday he’s planning much more than a sequel to the attack ad ...
| Political Talk|| Malala Yousufzai's First Interview Since Being Shot - trackfan on 2/7/13 at 10:51 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XNWL6msqgo)]Malala after the shooting[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TBa278v1Y)]Malala before the shooting[/link]
This is my idea of a hero. Have you ever seen another teenager as courageous, inspirational and mature as Malala? I have to a...
| Political Talk|| Israel Bulldozes Two More Palestinian Homes - trackfan on 2/6/13 at 3:48 pm|
[quote]Israeli bulldozers on Tuesday demolished two West Bank homes under the pretext that they were built without permits, local media reported.
Home owner Ibrahim al-Kiswani told WAFA news agency that bul...
| Political Talk|| McCain Accused of Making Racist Comment About Ahmadinejad by GOP Congressman - trackfan on 2/4/13 at 11:21 pm|
[quote]Always one to speak -- or Tweet -- his mind, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Monday made a joke comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey, something one Repu...
| Political Talk|| Don't Expect Anyone to Ask Hagel About an Orphanage Massacre During Vietnam - trackfan on 2/1/13 at 9:22 am|
Here's an excellent article on how the Senate could have better spent their time during the hearings.
[quote]You can be sure of one other thing: Hagel's military service in Vietnam will be mentioned—and praised. It's likely, however, to be in a separate and distinct category, unrelated to the poi...
| Political Talk|| Israel's Gatekeepers - trackfan on 1/31/13 at 10:13 am|
FYI, shite Bet is Israel's equivalent of the FBI.
[quote]Six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secretive internal security service, have spoken out as a group for the first time and are making stunning revelations.
The men who were responsible for keeping Israel safe from terrorists now sa...
| More Sports Board|| Manchester United Becomes First $3 billion Sports Franchise - trackfan on 1/28/13 at 9:53 am|
[quote]Manchester United has become the first sports team in the world with a $3 billion valuation.
Shares of the English soccer team, which were offered to the public last August at $14,...
| Political Talk|| Israel Admits to Secretly Giving Ethiopian Immigrant Women Birth Control - trackfan on 1/27/13 at 8:03 am|
[quote]A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.
| Political Talk|| What Percentage of the Women Vote Would Hillary Get If She Ran in 2016? - trackfan on 1/25/13 at 6:06 pm|
JFK got 82% of the Catholic vote in 1960 (up from 46% in 1956) and Obama got 95% of the Black vote in 2008 (up from 89% in 2004). How much would women succumb to their tribal tendencies if Hillary were the 2016 Democratic nominee? FYI, Obama got 55% of the women vote in the most recent election....