| Political Talk|| Talk About Strange Bed Fellows: Eric Holder and Rand Paul? - trackfan on 3/5/14 at 4:16 pm|
I like what Paul is doing which is consistent with all the other moves he's been making, but I have a feeling that if there were any photos of him and Holder taken at this meeting, in 2016 they might show up in attacks ads against him in the Republican primaries.
[quote]Shortly after Senator Rand...
| Political Talk|| Could Hillary's Iraq War Vote Cost Her The Nomination Again? - trackfan on 3/3/14 at 7:02 pm|
Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) seems to think so.
[quote]Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer went to Iowa Wednesday night. And, as he has a knack for doing, he made news.
[b]"I didn’t vote for that war, and I didn’t think it was a good idea," Schweitzer said of Iraq. "George Bus...
| Political Talk|| At Least Putin Didn't Blame It On The President This Time - trackfan on 3/2/14 at 8:26 pm|
In 2008, when Russia invaded Georgia, Putin blamed it all on W. At least this time he's not blaming Obama for his misdeeds.
[quote]Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of its presidential election candidates.
| Political Talk|| Where Europe's Leaders Stand On Ukraine As Of 3/01/14 - trackfan on 3/1/14 at 7:44 pm|
Angela Merkel (Germany) - [link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/28/ukraine-crisis-merkel-putin-idUSL6N0LX46R20140228)]"Concerned"[/link]
François Hollande (France) - [link=(http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/19/francois-hollande-and-angela-merkel-set-to-discuss-sanctions-against-ukraine/)]"C...
| Political Talk|| An Early Christmas Gift For The N.R.A. Courtesy Of China - trackfan on 3/1/14 at 12:03 pm|
[quote]China's official Xinhua News Agency says at least 27 people are dead and 109 injured after a group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China.
Xinhua did not provide more details about t...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul: "GOP May Never Win White House In My Lifetime If It Doesn't Change" - trackfan on 2/24/14 at 8:03 pm|
Paul is turning out to be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter.
Just days after warning his party that it will lose its electoral grip on Texas if it doesn’t broaden its appeal, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered an even more dire prediction on...
| Olympics Board|| Dutch Speedskating Coach Ridicules The U.S. - trackfan on 2/20/14 at 9:04 pm|
I guess this guy doesn't plan on coming to the U.S. any time soon.
[quote]The Netherlands' speedskating coach scoffed at the controversy surrounding the American speedskating team's weak performance and their Under Armour skating suits, telling CNBC that the overall American sports system is to bla...
| Political Talk|| 30 Years Ago: When Reagan Cut and Run - trackfan on 2/10/14 at 10:20 am|
[quote]Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan made perhaps the most purposeful and consequential foreign-policy decision of his presidency. Though he never said so explicitly, he end...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul Setting His Sights On Latinos - trackfan on 2/8/14 at 8:45 pm|
First the Black outreach initiative, and now Hispanics. Got to give him credit for trying. I guess he's heeding Bobby Jindal's advice. Minorities won't vote for you if they think you don't like them.
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) turned to one of the Bush family's rising stars for some "advice" o...
| Olympics Board|| Putin’s Girlfriend May Light Sochi Olympic Torch - trackfan on 2/6/14 at 1:32 pm|
If this is true, this guy's hutzpah has no limit. Remember this is the same guys who stole Robert Kraft's Super Bowl while Kraft was staring right at him.
| Political Talk|| Obama Aides: Hillary Is Repeating The Mistakes She Made In 2008 - trackfan on 2/4/14 at 8:43 am|
I thought that Hillary would have learned her lesson about running on the aura of inevitability, but apparently not.
[quote]Top advisers and former aides to Barack Obama say Hillary Clinton is repeating the mistakes she made in 2008, building a machine in lieu of a message and lumbering toward the ...
| More Sports Board|| Linda Cohn Takes A Shot At Michelle Beadle - trackfan on 2/3/14 at 6:00 pm|
[quote]I guess we don't have to ask ESPN anchor Linda Cohn how she feels about Michelle Beadle's return to the mothership.
TMZ Sports caught up with her in NYC and asked her if she thought women...
| Political Talk|| Coca Cola's "America The Beautiful" Commercial - trackfan on 2/2/14 at 7:19 pm|
It just aired before halftime. I submit without comment so as not influence anyone one way or the other.
| More Sports Board|| Career Passer Ratings For Super Bowl Quarterbacks - trackfan on 1/28/14 at 1:26 pm|
I've only included players with at least 10 career pass attempts.
Phil Simms 150.9
Steve Young 134.1
Doug Williams 127.9
Joe Montana 127.8
Joe Flacco 124.2
Jim Plunkett 122.8
Drew Brees 114.5
Jake Delhomme 113.6
Terry Bradshaw 112.8
Troy Aikman 111.9
Ken Stabler 111.7
Aaron Rodgers 111...
| Political Talk|| Obama Administration Calls Out Democratic Warmongers - trackfan on 1/10/14 at 1:28 pm|
It seems that Obama is finally becoming the peace President that he promised he would be. I could imagine that Ron Paul would have also called them out if he had been elected President.
[quote]The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country...
| Political Talk|| Glenn Greenwald Blasts MSNBC - trackfan on 12/26/13 at 4:53 pm|
Greenwald is a true liberal, not to be confused with Democrats. I guess he won't be getting anymore invitations to MSNBC.
[quote]When Welker asked him to respond to critics who have called him a spokesperson for Snowden, Greenwald said the idea was "ludicrous" because "every journalist has an agend...
| Political Talk|| Christmas In Iran - trackfan on 12/26/13 at 2:33 pm|
I'll bet you won't see any mention of this on FOX News.
[quote]Iran's top leaders used Twitter to send Christmas greetings that praised Jesus, continuing a new era of social media outreach by a government previously known for Islamic extremism and political belligerence.
"May Jesus Christ, Pro...
| Political Talk|| The ADL Plays the Anti-Semitism Card On Arrianna Huffington - trackfan on 12/20/13 at 7:01 pm|
From Abraham H. Foxman on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League:
[quote]To the Editor:
We were deeply disturbed by the Huffington Post's front-page handling on December 19 of the bipartisan introduction in the Senate of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act.
The initial headline, "Saboteur Sen. Lau...
| Political Talk|| John McCain: The United States could take “concrete action” against Ukraine - trackfan on 12/15/13 at 8:23 pm|
It's scary to think how many wars we would be involved in if he had beaten Obama in 2008. I'm certain there would be thousands more dead American soldiers if he were the President and the nation would be in bigger debt than it is trying to pay for these wars.
| Political Talk|| Ted Cruz Is The Only Senator Attending Mandela Funeral - trackfan on 12/9/13 at 6:20 pm|
This is interesting.
[quote]Sen. Ted Cruz will be the only member of the U.S. Senate, and one of only two Republicans in Congress, attending the memorial service of civil rights leader Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.
Cruz, a Tea Party lawmaker from Texas, received a firestorm of criticism from some...
| Political Talk|| Newt Gingrinch Angers Conservatives With His Statement On Mandela - trackfan on 12/9/13 at 10:32 am|
Here's the statement that caused the controversy.
[quote]President Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our lifetime.
He emerged from 27 long years in prison with a wisdom, a compassion, and a commitment to helping other people that was astonishing. His life was a triumph of the ...
| Political Talk|| Netanyahu Insists Iran Can Be Broken - trackfan on 12/8/13 at 2:43 pm|
Bibi is always willing to fight to the last drop of blood of Americans.
[quote][b]In a pointed rebuttal to President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran can be forced to shed its nuclear program and urged the imposition of new economic sanctions.
One day af...
| Political Talk|| When Mandela Dared To Speak Truth To Power - trackfan on 12/6/13 at 3:22 pm|
Here's a 1990 townhall interview with Ted Koppel which gets VERY interesting at about the 5:30 mark.
| Political Talk|| George Will Weighs In On Iran Nuclear Deal - trackfan on 12/4/13 at 11:19 pm|
As would be expected, Will weighs in with logic and realism. We basically have two options:
1) Accept the fact that Iran will have the ability to build nuclear weapons if it wants to.
2) Invade and occupy a Muslim country with three times the population and four times the land mass as Iraq.
| Political Talk|| Egyptian Military Bans Protests - trackfan on 11/30/13 at 8:14 am|
And to show that they mean business, the military promptly handed down 11-year prison sentences to a group of women and girl protesters.
[quote][b]Egyptian authorities on Wednesday took a heavy hand against both Islamist and secular opponents, handing down heavy prison sentences to a group of fem...
| Political Talk|| Alec Baldwin Blames Gays For Getting Fired By MSNBC - trackfan on 11/27/13 at 9:29 am|
That lasted about as long as Michael Savage at MSNBC or Rush Limbaugh at ESPN. I think Ann Coulter lasted longer at the National Review. It always amazes me when the MSM hires a bomb thrower, and then are shocked when the person they hired throws bombs.
| Political Talk|| Bad News For Lara Logan - trackfan on 11/26/13 at 2:20 pm|
At least Dan Rather was near retirement before his career-ending debacle, but Logan still has a lot of years in front of her.
[quote]Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of '"60 Minutes," informed staff Tuesday that Lara Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, would be taking a ...
| Political Talk|| Understanding the Deal With Iran - trackfan on 11/25/13 at 3:22 pm|
Here's a pretty good summary of the deal in layman's language.
| Political Talk|| Netanyahu's Worst Nightmare Comes True: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached - trackfan on 11/23/13 at 9:15 pm|
Barely three months after his inauguration, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has delivered on his promise to make peace with the West. This is truly a sad, sad day for neocons, AIPAC, Likudniks and Iranian hardliners, but a great day for the rest of humanity.
[quote]The foreign policy chief of th...
| Political Talk|| JFK Assassination News Coverage Live Stream - trackfan on 11/22/13 at 4:39 pm|
FYI, NBC is providing a live stream of its realtime news coverage exactly as it was broadcast 50 years ago today. For those who weren't born or who were too young to remember, I recommended checking it out. Here's the link: