Most people want to be taken seriously at work. So wouldn't you loveErin Andrewsto
Patrick at this weekend's Indianapolis 500? Oh, to see the thought bubbles above their heads.
Andrews: "Why am I talking to a bikini model?"
Patrick: "Does this bimbo know a fan belt from a garter belt?"
The average American male wouldn't care what the women said as long as
they flashed a little cleavage and a lot of leg. That's a problem,
though it's one Patrick and Andrews have willingly brought on
They've broken Rule No. 1 for being taken seriously: Don't writhe on a
bed or a car hood as millions of people ogle along. It's okay if you're
auditioning for aSnoop
Dogg video, but you won't see Helio Castroneves or Robin Roberts doing it.
The realization hit me like a ton of sequins this week as two great
sporting events converged. Andrews finished third in "Dancing with the
Stars," while Patrick bellyached about her car heading into Sunday's
The crowd booed when they heard the Brickyard's resident hottie pop off.
It seems Patrick's striptease act is finally wearing a little thin.
There's been way too much tease.
You can't blame Patrick for capitalizing on her looks. If companies
wanted to pay me $7 million a year to titillate consumers, I'd be
happily writhe on a car that's been sitting all day in the Florida sun.
But somewhere along the way you have to add some substance to the style.
After five years on the Indy circuit, Patrick has one more win than
Stevie Wonder. She's 1 for 137, a batting average of .0073. Read More PLUS VIDEO>>>>>>>>>>
Jeremiah Denton in 1966 interview with Japanese TV
Adm. Jeremiah Denton was introduced to the nation in an extraordinary
TV interview in 1966 in which he blinked in Morse code the word
"t-o-r-t-u-r-e" to alert military intelligence to his plight at the
infamous Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War.
Denton, whose Navy A-6E Intruder jet was shot down over the
North Vietnamese stronghold of Thanh Hoa, recounted his remarkable
struggle to survive eight years of brutal captivity in a classic book
that WND Books is reissuing today, including a major new section
written by Denton for today's generation.
In the new "When Hell was in Session,"
the former U.S. senator and legendary American military hero tells the
rest of the story, starting with the shock he experienced upon his
return to the United States in 1973 to find his beloved nation had
drastically changed since his capture in 1965.
"I saw the appearance of X-rated movies, adult magazines, massage parlors, the proliferation of drugs, promiscuity, pre-marital sex, and unwed mothers."
That scenario, he writes, was coupled with "the tumultuous
post-war Vietnam political events, starting with Congress forfeiting
our military victory, thus betraying our victorious American and allied
servicemen and women, who had won the war at great cost of blood and
See the ABC News report with video of Denton's 1966
"t-o-r-t-u-r-e" interview, as well as his stirring comments upon
touching down back in America after 8 years in captivity: MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
U.S. soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
Regiment, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, kneel as Father Carl
Subler, a chaplain and captain, celebrates mass in Helmand province,
southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP photo)
137 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan since the first of the
year, making the first five months of 2010 the deadliest
January-through-May period of any year of the almost nine-year-long war. More>>>>>
The 137 casualties so far this year more than double the 59 that
occurred last year from January through May. Thus far, 2009 has been the
deadliest year of the war, but the high current casualty count for this
year, and the heavy fighting anticipated in Kandahar this summer, put
2010 on track to be even deadlier.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ In late January in Irwindale, Calif., Sergio Pena, a
16-year-old of Hispanic descent, won the pole for the Toyota All-Star
Showdown, one of the biggest short-track races on the West Coast, and
raced Sprint Cup star Joey Logano to the checkered flag before finishing
The Rise of an armed Japan: Have we ever learned from history?
A Pentagon advisor and national defense expert says the
recent revelation that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of a
South Korean warship has compelled Japan to rethink its national
over North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship are serious enough
to have prompted Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to break a
campaign promise. He had pledged to close the U.S. Marine base in
Okinawa, but he now says he has decided to keep Marine Corps Air Station
located on the strategically important island, which is close to Taiwan
and the Chinese mainland and not far from the Korean peninsula.
The island hosts more than half the 47,000 American troops in Japan
under a mutual security pact. Read More>>>>>>>
One in five people
in the United States visit an emergency room every year, and most of
them have health insurance of some kind, according to a U.S. government
survey released on Wednesday.
The survey contradicts a common perception
that emergency rooms are packed with uninsured people and illegal
immigrants. It also rejects some claims that people are using the
emergency department for routine care -- just 10 percent of visits were
for non-urgent causes.
approximately one in five persons in the U.S. population had one or more
emergency department visits in a 12-month period," the report from the
National Center for Health Statistics reads.
the under-65 population, the uninsured were no more likely than the
insured to have had at least one emergency department visit in a
Garcia and colleagues at the center used two large national surveys of
healthcare use in 2007 for their study.
1996, demand for emergency services in the United States has been
rising," they wrote.
number of emergency departments (EDs) across the country has decreased,
the number of ED visits has increased. As a result, EDs are experiencing
higher patient volume and overcrowding, and patients seeking care are
experiencing longer wait times," they added.
national health care costs continue to rise and policymakers become
increasingly interested in ways to make the health care system more
efficient, it is important to understand the characteristics of those
individuals who use EDs -- often in place of other sources of ambulatory
They found that the more
income people had, the less likely they were to ever visit an emergency
room. People over 75 and blacks were the most likely to visit emergency
The American College of
Emergency Physicians published a survey this month showing that 61
percent of emergency doctors surveyed believe U.S. healthcare reform
will send even more people to emergency departments.
Only 1 percent of the 1,800 doctors surveyed
thought visits would decrease. And 47 percent said the reforms signed
into law in March would worsen overcrowding in emergency rooms.
"It's important to note the report finds
that having a usual source of medical care, such as a primary care
provider, does not affect the number of times people under age 65 visit
the emergency department," Dr. Angela Gardner, president of the American
College of Emergency Physicians, said of Wednesday's report.
Nationalist activist and parliamentary aide Itamar Ben-Gvir is
continuing “Operation Rahm Emanuel,” in which he probes the behavior of
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is in Israel for his son's
Bar Mitzva. On Wednesday, Ben-Gvir charged that the hall in which the
Emanuel family plans to celebrate the Bar Mitzva is not licensed to host
such events.... Read More>>>>>>>
President Obama's nominee to the United States Second Circuit Court of
Appeals, Judge Robert N. Chatigny, holds a disturbing fringe opinion
that sexual sadism should be a legal mitigating factor. In fact,
Chatigny put this belief in action while presiding over the case against
the "Roadside Strangler" where he did everything in his power to keep
serial rapist and killer Michael Ross from getting the death penalty.
(WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT)
The heat is building on Rep.
Joe Sestak, D-Pa., and the Obama White House to "come clean" over a conversation the congressman has
described – repeatedly and on the record – as a job offer in exchange
for dropping his primary campaign
against White House favorite Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., which if true
could be a crime. And a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who has been
raising questions about Sestak's comment from the beginning, noted that
just because Obama's Justice Department
has refused to investigate, there still could be an accounting.Read More>>>>>>>>>>
He's the most-listened-to personality
in the history of U.S. radio, but Rush Limbaugh
feared for his life recently and said he knows he faces destruction at
some point, to the delight of some of the American public.
In an e-mail sent to Zev Chafets, author of the new book "Rush
Limbaugh: An Army of One,"Limbaugh
admitted, "I know I am a target and I know I will be destroyed eventually. I fear that all I
have accomplished and all the wealth I have accumulated will be taken
from me, to the cheers of the crowd. I know I am hated and despised by
the American Left."
The message was sent the day after President Obama laughed at
comedian Wanda Sykes' joke about Limbaugh's death during last year's
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
In a diatribe against Limbaugh, Sykes said:
"Rush Limbaugh, 'I hope the country fails' – I hope his kidneys fail,
how about that?"
The dinner was broadcast nationally on C-SPAN, and a clip has
been posted on
YouTube, with Sykes' remarks about Limbaugh beginning at the
Obama can clearly be seen laughing as Sykes delivers her line
about Limbaugh's kidneys failing.
"He needs a waterboarding, that's what he needs," she continued.
In "An Army of
One," Chafets notes that while Obama laughed at the kidney-failure
joke, he stopped grinning when she started talking about waterboarding.
"He saw the humor in hooking Rush up to a broken dialysis
machine, but waterboarding was nothing to joke about," writes Chafets.
"Atypically, Limbaugh didn't say a word on the air about Sykes'
routine, or the fact that the president of the United States had smiled
broadly, in front of the entire country, about the prospect of his
death. He was disconcerted, though, and he was right to be. He was in
first place on the enemies list of the president of the United States."
Limbaugh is also in favor of homosexual civil unions, according
"He regards homosexuality as, most probably, biologically
determined, and while he opposes gay marriage as culturally subversive,
he has no problem with gay civil unions – which is the stance of
President Obama and Hillary Clinton," the author explains.
When it comes to his thoughts about broadcasting colleague Bill
O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, Limbaugh likened him to the buffoonish
TV anchor portrayed by actor Ted Knight on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
"He's Ted Baxter. Sorry, but somebody's got to say it," Limbaugh
noted. "I never mention others on the air, and I don't engage in
contrived rivalry crap. That's bad business; it encourages people not to
hear the station you are on."
Limbaugh does make an exception for CNN's Larry
King, whom Chafets says Rush truly doesn't like.
"He never had nice things to say about me, from 1988 to the
present," Limbaugh explained. "He was working midnights [on the radio]
when I started and demanded that his syndicator move him to afternoon
drive when my success was obvious. He bombed and quit radio for CNN
On his radio program today, Limbaugh got provocative against the
Obama adminstration when he agreed with one of his callers that Obama
was deliberately doing little to resolve the BP oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico, to further his leftist agenda against drilling and capitalism
"Everything is political. They want the disaster,"
"I know this is a tough thing for some of you to believe and
hear because we don't think of presidents this way, but we got one now
and an entire administration that
do think this way – that everything that happens must be seen through
the prism of 'Is it a political opportunity or is it a political
"If you doubt this, it's been six weeks. We now have Democrat
commentators all suggesting that we know President Obama cares, but he's
gonna have to do something to show it. He's gonna have to use a little
emotion out there. The cool, calm Obama is not what we want."
"These are not things that you can fake," Limbaugh continued.
"[If] you care about something, you care about it. If it really angers
you, you get angry about it. When you're a leader and things like this
happen and you think people are being lackadaisical in fixing it, then
you step in and you see to it that everybody heels, too. There hasn't
been any of that. There's been the usual political posturing. ...
"We don't have a leader. Obama's not a leader. He's an exploiter.
He creates problems. He exacerbates them for the express purpose of
taking advantage of them, pure and simple, folks."
Editor's Note: Another Big Brother unconstitutional illegal law passed by our totally uncontrolled government that is at war with YOU! Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will
likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added to a national
database, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of
Representatives on Tuesday. THINK OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS!
By a 357 to 32vote,
the House approved legislation that will pay state governments to require DNA samples, which could
mean drawing blood with a needle, from adults "arrested for" certain
serious crimes. Not one Democrat voted against the database measure,
which would hand out about $75 million to states that agree to make such
In a new biography on sale Tuesday, Rush Limbaugh calls fellow
conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly a “Ted Baxter” — after the
fictional character on the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” who was
portrayed as a vain, shallow, buffoonish TV newsman.
but somebody’s gotta say it,” Limbaugh is quoted as saying in Rush
Limbaugh: An Army of One by Zev Chafets. At press time, O’Reilly had yet
to respond to the comment. Read More>>>>>>>>>
On April 10th 1815, Mount
Tambora in Indonesia erupted and killed 10,000 people from the
explosion and another 82,000 people from related causes such as
starvation and disease. To date, Tambora is the world’s worst volcano
disaster in recorded history. The mountain, which stood at 13,000 feet
tall, was reduced by 4,000 feet and spewed 93 cubic miles of ash into
By Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western
Center for Journalism
Most Americans don’t realize we have
elected a president whom we know very little about.
Obama’s Autobiography, Dreams from My Father.
Researchers have discovered that Obama’s
autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have
little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know
less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American
history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record.
This should concern all Americans.
A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill
in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers
have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear.
It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4
million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have
access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?
The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full
disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his
birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard
records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College
records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his
legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he
claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost
as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite
K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.
What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will
shed light on his citizenship and birth.
“Scott & Barry, 3rd grade 1969” Punahou School in Hawaii.
For example, Obama’s application to Punahou
School – now mysteriously missing – would likely contain a birth
certificate. And, according to attorney Gary Kreep, “his Occidental
College records are important as they may show he attended there as a
foreign exchange student.” Indeed, Obama used his Indonesian name “Barry
Soetoro” while attending Occidental. Kreep has filed lawsuits
challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president and as part of his
lawsuit he requested Obama’s records from Occidental. However, Obama’s
lawyers quickly moved to stop Occidental from honoring this request.
Furthermore, now that at least three document authentication experts
have declared the scanned “Certificate of Live Birth” Obama’s campaign
team gave to a pro-Obama website to be an obvious phony; we know that he
is hiding something here as well.
Over 49 separate law suits have been filed
on the eligibility/birth certificate issue alone,
In America, we're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Life,
liberty and property can't be
taken from you unless you're convicted of a crime.
Your life and liberty may still be safe, but have you ever gone
to a government surplus auction? Consumer reporters like me tell people,
correctly, that they are great places to find bargains. People can buy
bikes for $10, cars for $500.
But where did the government get that stuff?
Some is abandoned property.
But some I would just call loot. The cops grabbed it.
How many countless millions of Europeans live in a rosy-coloured world
they call democracy, fooling themselves as they get up each morning that
they live in a democratic society, convinced that their elected
authorities control each and every facet of their lives and that
ultimately, it’s the people who decide at election time. Such a scenario
could not be further from the truth.
Once upon a time, there was a wonderful promise
called the European Economic Community where peoples would have a
liberalised trading policy, freedom of movement, living together
smiling, with each country keeping its own culture as its citizens voted
happily to construct the Common Project. Even the French and the
Germans would live side by side in peace. Then one day we woke up and
found that the dream had turned into a nightmare.
The wicked witch of Maastricht, the Demonic Dragon of
Nice and the Wilful Wizard of Lisbon joined forces and together,
created the monster we see today: The European Union, Destroyer of
Democracy. Let us see how undemocratic the system has become.
A country’s economy controls its internal policies,
such as providing healthcare, funding the education system, the
emergency services and ultimately dictating what that anonymous and
unknown department, spatial planning, gets up to.
In theory, spatial planning is, or should be, at the
heart of internal policy-making. It is the department that decides
whether a hospital is to be built, and where, and what services it will
provide, the department that decides where clusters of industry should
be established. Its strings are pulled by the Ministry of
Finance/Economy which manages fiscal revenue and other incomes to
provide financing for public services. Fair enough.
Now, those who live in this rosy-coloured perfect
world called an EU Democracy will believe that their elected authorities
control this policy from beginning to end and therefore manage to
satisfy their promises made during election manifestos.
For the countries inside the Eurozone, such a notion
could not be further from the truth, for its member states have to make
tremendous efforts to keep within the eu-2020 convergence demands made
on their economies, while being part of the Euro means
that any autonomy they once had in managing the value of their currency
to offset macro-economic panoramas has been sold down the river. And who
asked the people of the Eurozone if they wanted the Euro? So how
democratic is that?
Generations have been taught to
believe that Neanderthal Man was a half-stooped ape-man barely able to
walk. This initial reconstruction of the Neanderthals was based on
evolutionary bias and occurred before complete and better preserved
bones of the Neanderthals were discovered showing that they were
completely erect and completely human in every way. By the time many
scientists (though not all) came to be convinced that the Neanderthals
were completely human, not half-ape or becoming human, the factual
damage in the popular media was done and the Neanderthals became forever
synonymous with low intelligent, brutish, knuckle-walking ape- men.
"The great pathologist Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902)
claimed that the Neandertal specimen he examined had rickets and
arthritis, which may have caused some of the unique Neandertal features,
but his opinion was overlooked. It took 44 years for the highly
misleading nature of the reconstructions to be revealed, indicative of
the shared bias of the evolutionary community.
Even after the Neandertal reconstruction at the Field
Museum of Natural History in Chicago was shown to be false and highly
misleading, it took another 20 years for this renowned institution to
correct its display!" (Source).
"Despite the PBS series on evolution, the status of
Neandertal Man has been improving among evolutionists during the past 10
years. The series’ failure to mention any of the recent discoveries
appears to be typical of its whole propagandistic thrust. The discovery
of a human hyoid bone (related to the larynx or voice box) prompted many
evolutionists to state that Neandertal Man had speech and language
ability equivalent to modern man.
Trinkaus and Shipman say:
‘Although no one had explicitly predicted what a
Neandertal hyoid would look like, few were really surprised when it
turned out to be a slightly enlarged version of a human hyoid and
nothing like an ape hyoid ... . Many anthropologists came to believe
that Neandertals could have spoken any modern human language, whatever
their accent may have been.’ (Source).
Regarding the fossil record, millions continue to be
taught in schools and through textbooks all over the world that the
fossil record furnishes scientific proof of evolution. But, where are
there fossils of half-evolved dinosaurs or other creatures?
It didn't get much attention, but this week The White
House announced its support for a bailout of one of the President's most
important constituent groups: public school teachers (teachers unions, basically).
Specifically, Arne Duncan, Obama's education secretary wrote the
following to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid:
We applaud Chairmen Harkin, Miller and
Obey for crafting legislation in direct response to these challenges.
S. 3206, the Keep Our Educators Working Act, H.R. 2847, the Jobs for
Main Street Act, and H.R. 4812, the Local Jobs for America Act, each
call for $23 billion in
emergency support to preserve education jobs modeled after the State
Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) established in the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This funding would keep
teachers in the classroom
while helping to sustain meaningful and necessary reforms in public
education across the country.
We urge Congress to include this funding
in the supplemental appropriations bills soon to be considered. We also
urge Congress to include $2 billion in support to localities for police
and firefighters to ensure that our communities remain safe, as well as
$1 billion in funds for the Child Care and Development Block Grant to
preserve early childhood education jobs and ensure that our youngest
children do not lose the supports and services critical to their
learning and overall well-being.
this kind of thing counteracts exactly the type of "absolutely terrible"
budget cuts we're seeing in places
like California, and it's these regular transfers of federal money
to local governments that have prevented a "Greece" from happening yet.
But while it may be feasible to pass through a teacher bailout, what
happens when there's no getting around the fact that you need to provide
extraordinary assistance to one state in particular, like California.
That's going to be tougher.