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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

465. Free Syria

Marie Catherine Colvin (12 January 1956 – 22 February 2012) was an award-winning American journalist who worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times from 1985 until her death. She was killed while covering the siege of Homs in Syria.
(tags: Political Series, Politics, Syria, War, Marie Colvin, AF Flag, Obituary Series, democracy)

464. Two Eyes Shut

(tags: Academy Awards, Oscar, The Oscars, rating, scale, Entertainment Series, Movies, Smiley Face)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

463. The Oscars, 2012

(tags: Entertainment Series, The Oscars, Oscar, Oscars, 2012, Entertainment Series, Sacha Baron Cohen,  Admiral, General, Aladeen, Dictator)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

462. Moral Outrage?

Kabul, Afghanistan -- A large crowd swarmed a military base and numerous demonstrations turned deadly Friday in Afghanistan, the fourth day of fallout after NATO troops burned Qurans at a military base, officials said.

The developments came a day after U.S. President Barack Obama apologized for the incident at Bagram Airfield this week, calling it an unintentional error.
(tags:Foreign Policy, Political Series, Politics, Defense, Military, 9-11, Koran, Quran, War, Terrorism, Afghanistan)

461. Table Talk

(tags: Political Series, Political Series, 2012, election,  1960, Rick Santorum, GOP,  Beaver, Leave it to Beaver, Cleavers, Santorum)

Friday, February 24, 2012

460. The Koran Burning Incident

Kabul, Afghanistan -- A large crowd swarmed a military base and numerous demonstrations turned deadly Friday in Afghanistan, the fourth day of fallout after NATO troops burned Qurans at a military base, officials said.

The developments came a day after U.S. President Barack Obama apologized for the incident at Bagram Airfield this week, calling it an unintentional error.
(tags: Political Series, Politics, Defense, Military, CJCS, Martin Dempsey, Leon Panetta, SecDef, War, Afghanistan)

459. Foreign Policy Dichotomy, or Conundrum?

World powers convening Friday in Tunisia are mapping out a plan to deliver humanitarian aid, call for a cease-fire and give political legitimacy to the Syrian opposition, while details emerged that Arab nations have begun supplying arms to Syrian rebels.

The diplomatic developments follow opposition claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces are now emulating elsewhere the shelling attacks against the besieged city of Homs that have left hundreds dead. (read more:

(tags: Political Series, Politics,  Foreign Policy, Libya, Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad, Syria)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

458. GOP Debate, 2012

(tags: Political Series, GOP,  debate, 2012, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Republican, Arizona)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

457. Rick Santorum, 2012

(tags: GOP, Political Series, Politics, Rick Santorum, election, 2012, republican, president)

Monday, February 20, 2012

456. Kobe Loves Vanessa

Los Angeles:  L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant has reportedly sworn to wife Vanessa Bryant that he will never, ever stray again if she calls off their divorce and takes him back. Kobe has "aggressively pursued" Vanessa over the last 2-3 weeks, and she's been pretty receptive ... but she still isn't sure the marriage can be resurrected.
He's reportedly given Vanessa a VERY expensive piece of jewelry.
Kobe famously gave Vanessa a $4 million "adultery ring" after she stood by him during his infamous affair / rape trial in 2003 (Bryant was acquitted of all charges). (read more:
(tags: Sports Series, Sports, Basketball, NBA,  Los Angeles, Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, Infidelity)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

455. Best in Show

Malachy, a four-year-old stub-faced Pekingese, was named Best in Show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 14, defeating a Dalmatian, a dachshund, a German shepherd, a Doberman pinscher, an Irish setter and a Kerry blue terrier to become “America’s Dog.” The Associated Press reports.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

454. Bad Joke

This DEEP DIVE cARToon was inspired by Jason Stanford's commentary on the re-emergence of Texas Governor, Rick Perry, and what ensued at a republican event in Texas.
The Story has it that a George Washington impersonator's joke went something like: 

“A Communist, a Muslim and an illegal alien went into a tavern, And the tavern keeper said, ‘What will it be President Obama?’”

. . . and that got me thinking

Don't foget that back in July of 2009, Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor and race-relations expert, and James Crowley, the police sergeant who controversially arrested Mr. Gates, stopped by for a round of brews that President Barack Obama hoped promoted racial comity.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stated that "The president will drink Bud Light."
Read Mr. Stanford's commentary here: and follow him at

Sunday, February 12, 2012

453. Whitney Houston, RIP

LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was tarnished by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died on the eve of the Grammy Awards she once reigned. She was 48.

Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said Houston was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. "There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent," Rosen said.
(tags: Obituary Series, RIP, Whitney, Houston, Whitney Houston, Music,  Musician, Dead)

Friday, February 10, 2012

452. Dubya's Brush Removal

(Political Series, Politics, President, US Flag, George W. Bush, Bush, Barney, Billy Goat, Goat, Dog, Truck, GOP, 2012, election)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

451. Chuck Norris Endorses Newt Gingrich

SALT LAKE CITY — Chuck Norris — martial artist, film star, author, philanthropist, internet meme, devout Christian and energetic Republican — recently announced his endorsement of presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.

In his first of two separate articles posted at, Norris compared Gingrich to Benjamin Franklin, King David and “others like them.”

“We must remember,” Norris states, “that we’re electing a president, not a pastor or pope. And with the mainstream media and a billion-dollar Obama campaign coffer on the president’s side, we need a veteran of political war who has already fought Goliath, because he will be facing Goliath’s bigger brother. “ (read more

Monday, February 6, 2012

450. Super Bowl XLVI

The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 in Superbowl XLVI, Feb 5, 2012. Giant's quarterback Eli Manning was the game's MVP. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could not execute a successful one-minute drive after launching a Hail Mary pass that went unanswered. To the victor go the spoils.

(tags: Sports, Sport Series, Super Bowl, Superbowl, NFL, Football, Manning, Brady, XLVI, Disneyland, Legoland, New England, Patriots, New York, Giants)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

449. Pigskin

(tags: Football, Sport Series, Superbowl, Animal rights, Animals, Pig, Pork, Food, Generic Series)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

448. Trump Endorses Romney

LAS VEGAS –Hotel magnate Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney on Thursday, Feb 2, a theatrical announcement that matched the setting two days before the Nevada caucuses.Trump, a onetime possible contender for the presidency, said it was an “honor” to endorse Romney. Taking the stage at his luxury hotel on the Vegas Strip, Trump lavished praise on Romney in trademark colorful terms. (read more
(tags: Political Series, election, 2012, President, GOP,  Republican, Endorsement, Donald Trump, The Donald, Trump, Mitt Romney, US Flag, Economy, Economics, Las Vegas, Nevada)