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Sledge ain’t so tough…

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Leave it to His Oneness to pick an Air Force Secretary who isn’t smart enough to  refrain from eating  before flying with the Thunderbirds.   At least that was the implied excuse Deborah Lee James gave for becoming “violently ill” during her ride.   It seems her nickname didn’t take air sickness into account.

 

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June 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Darius Foster out of the box…

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This candidate for the Alabama House has put out a  first-class video  ad,  valuable for its fresh,  challenging charm.  If you can spare a few dollars, send them to Mr. Foster.   He is what politics needs,  especially in Alabama.

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June 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Air getting cleaner…

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The environmentalists and green power bosses will ignore the  data from  NASA’s Aura satellite showing that levels of nitrogen dioxide have plummeted across the USA over the last decade.  Of course the American Lung Association,  nearly half of us live in polluted air,  so the feds still have an excuse for ever more rules and regulations being enacted without even the pretense of common sense.  It’s a perfect excuse for the Obama Administration’s war on coal, which ignores how much coal the rest of the world uses and which we could exploit both to create jobs here at home and substantially boost our export balance.

And no one ever dares mention that Uncle Sam is the  largest polluter  of all.

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June 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

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Lightning storm from space…

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An American astronaut has captured a lightning storm on Earth from the space station.   It’s an  amazing video.

 

 

 

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June 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

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First-class flying…

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Congratulations to Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney,  who successfully landed his AV-8B Harrier jet with a collapsed front landing gear.   This video is  a demonstration  of spectacular skill and steady nerves.

 

 

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June 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

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Flunking the flag…

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DHS apparently doesn’t have an  American flag  lying around to check,  since it issued a press release noting the  “15 stars and stripes”  on our flag.   There have been 13 stripes for 196 years,  and 50 stars since 1960.   Prospective American citizens have to know that.   Why doesn’t DHS?  Or is it yet another agency which can’t be bothered to verify anything?

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June 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Hillary won’t like this…

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Ashley Madison,  an online dating service for people in relationships who seek affairs,  has unveiled a  new billboard featuring Hillary Clinton and making a play on the title of her book.   Now the question is,  does she pretend to ignore it,  or does she send one of her minions out with a cease and desist order?

 

 

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June 27, 2014 at 11:49 pm