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retired military , former cop, lifelong gym rat and doting grandfather alive and living in Maine

Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America

In spite of claiming, falsely, that the Keystone Pipeline would be a great job creator, Republicans are blocking an amendment that would at least allow the steel for the project to be made in America. [An] amendment that was defeated by Republicans came from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). It would have required that all of the […]

The former Kentucky police officer was handed a loaded gun in a gun store last March and shot off his finger. Video surveillance captured the incident, which shows the officer fiddling with the weapon, then cocking it. Seconds later, Smith shoots a finger off his left hand. The BG Daily News reported that Smith agreed […]

The best-selling Christian book is being pulled from the shelves. The 2010 memoir, “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” was written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio. In 2004, when Alex was 6, the two were badly injured in an automobile accident. Alex ended up in a […]

Karl Hess lost his temper with a Wake Forest fan during a Seton Hall game in Louisville last week. The booster, Mit Shah, the former chairman of the Wake Forest board of trustees, used his Twitter account to post a quote he attributed to Hess during the game. “Karl Hess to me at the Wake-Louisville […]

Via Addicting Info comes the news that the former GOP presidential candidate is being accused of racketeering in the matter of a corporate liquidation: Stephen “Laser” Haas operates Collateral Logistics Inc. (CLI) a company which was appointed to oversee the liquidation of assets in the bankruptcy of eToys in 2001. He has now filed suit […]

Judd Legum at Think Progress punctures the dire warnings Republicans claimed would lead us to ruin of President Obama got a second term. 1. Gas was supposed to cost $5.45 per gallon. In March 2012, on the floor of the United States Senate, Mike Lee (R-UT) predicted that if Obama was reelected gas would cost […]

Donna Douglas was best known for playing Elly May Clampett, but had a host of other roles as well. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like Elvis playing a performer on a Mississippi River riverboat) and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in […]

The former president is home after a seven day hospital stay for breathing difficulty. “He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care,” his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement this afternoon. The 90-year-old former president was rushed to Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Dec. 23 after experiencing […]

Alexander Bok, whose fun and harmless pranks have brought him a YouTube following, took the Ellen Degeneres “Dance Dare” and had much fun with it until he danced behind a couple of New York City police officers. BOK, posted footage on his YouTube channel of the encounter, which shows several officers crowding around BOK, with […]

 Bowdoin College in Maine, where tuition, room and board amounts to about $60,000 a year, wants to make sure that the sone of a slain New York policeman can continue his education. Justin Ramos is a freshman at the college and also is the son of 40-year-old Rafael Ramos. Rafael Ramos is one of two New […]

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