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FREEBIRD!!! - no really organic antibiotic free chicken. Hilarious! love the name


Today in -- "Republicans are ~high~ sitting in a smoke filled echo chamber"

GOP Ups The Ante, Introduces Legislation To Allow Any Employer To Deny Any Preventive Health Service


But Republicans and some conservative Catholic groups are not satisfied with the accommodation and hope to use their false claim of “religious persecution” to deny women access to preventive health services. Despite Obama’s decision to shield nonprofit religious institutions from offering birth control benefits, next week Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) is expected to offer an amendment that would permit any employer or insurance plan to exclude any health service, no matter how essential, from coverage if they morally object to it:

Thunder snow storm in Richmond VA - the sun was out 20 minutes ago

F^@k YOU Al Gore

Please chose one. Otherwise, you're doing it wrong. (seen on Facebook)

LINSANITY!! - amazing story in the NBA. Harvard grad, 3rd team, sleeping on brother's couch - STAR!!

Lin’s journey has been an interesting one, and what he has accomplished so far is nothing short of remarkable. After going undrafted out of Harvard, Lin signed on with his hometown Golden State Warriors, where he played sparingly in a reserve role last season.

The Warriors waived him Dec. 9, and the Houston Rockets quickly scooped him up, but the Rockets let him go before the season even started.

The Knicks grabbed him off waivers Dec. 27, but after struggling to find a place for Lin in the rotation, the Knicks sent him down to the D-League (the NBA's Developmental league - the minor leagues). In his only game with the Erie BayHawks, Lin posted a triple-double, scoring 28 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds — certainly enough to warrant a recall to the NBA, but not yet enough to get him into the lineup.

“The journey was very different,” Lin said. “Getting waived twice, going to the D-League four times, just fighting for a spot in any rotation, and being basically a 15th guy on a roster, that’s tough at times.”


NBA analyst Ric Bucher tweeted that Lin, a devout Christian, is the NBA's counterpart to "Tebowmania."

It's helped too that the Knicks, with bloated salaries and egos, had been struggling and searching for someone to pull all the talent together. No better person than Lin, 23, who for the past six weeks has been sleeping in his brother Josh's living room while his non-guaranteed contract - reportedly less than $800,000 - got worked out.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/SP5G1N509O.DTL#ixzz1m5BKKIv3

105 year old still volunteering at a hospital

Dorrie Aber Noyek briskly maneuvers the halls of Memorial Regional Hospital picking up and delivering mail. There are no signs of slowing down — not even on this, her 105th birthday.

“Volunteering has been important to me as long as I can remember. I feel I want to give back," she said. "I think I’m very fortunate, very lucky, very blessed."

“From when I was quite young, all my life in England, anyway, we never had a car, not at all. And I’ve always walked. I’ve always walked miles.”

“When people hear how old she is they’re shocked, because nobody has seen a person of that age who is able to get around the way she does and who has the mental abilities she has. She lives completely on her own in a regular condo,” Steinhauer said.

“Not too much fat, too much sweets," she said. "Although to this day I eat cookies every day.” Her favorite kind is chocolate chip.



Entitlements (2 graphs)- 91% go to Elderly, Disabled, and Working poor- 58% goes to the Middle Class


CPAC welcomes white nationalists

Three noted white supremacy enthusiasts to host anti-diversity panel at conservative conference

But! While the Birchers and the open homosexualists are no longer welcome, there is still room for multiple outspoken white nationalists!

The National Review’s John Derbyshire, a stock “pervert Tory” character from a Martin Amis novel sprung to life and given a sinecure at the National Review, is hosting a panel on “multiculturalism” (boo hiss) featuring two of America’s most detestable sacks of shit: Peter Brimelow, founder of white supremacist site VDARE, and Robert Vandervoort, the director of some sort of “don’t make me press one for English” nativist group and a white nationalist from way back.

CPAC organizers are like, we didn’t specifically organize this panel ourselves so whatever, but they are not canceling the panel, because the conservative movement has always quietly set a place at the table for their white supremacist allies when they get together for Thanksgiving. And after everyone says grace (and sings “God Bless America” and the national anthem and does the Pledge of Allegiance) comes the ceremonial declaration that liberals are the real racists, for inventing welfare.

The Derbyshire, Brimelow, and Vandervoort (these names!) panel is called “The Failure of Multiculturalism: How the Pursuit of Diversity Is Weakening the American Identity,” and the fact that these panelists are all well-compensated members in good standing of the conservative movement instead of shrieking their “defense of Western Civilization” nonsense for free from a bench outside a subway station does suggest that something has gone wrong with the American experiment. (I think we let too many racist British people enter the country and steal our right-wing think tank and magazine contributor jobs, personally.)


Future of State Fair of Virginia in question

The State Fair of Virginia has until March 7 to either come up with new financing to maintain operations for a year or submit a way to keep The Meadow Event Park.

If it fails to meet the deadline, a group of lenders could take over operations, including the 360-acre entertainment and meeting complex in Caroline County, and possibly shut down the fair, which has been operating since 1854, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond.

SFVA Inc., the corporation running the fair that filed for bankruptcy protection Dec. 1, and its lenders agreed to the deadline, which could determine its future.

SFVA got into financial trouble because its investment portfolio took a big hit in the stock market's plunge in 2009 and because of poor attendance at the fair in 2009 and 2010, according to documents filed in December.


'Tebow’ bill to let home-schoolers play high school sports passes Va. House

The House of Delegates voted 59 to 39 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow Virginia’s tens of thousands of home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools.

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), has said he will sign the bill. “Home-school parents pay taxes like everybody else,” he said

The bill bans public schools from partnering with the Virginia High School League (DU addition - the VHSL opposes the bill) — which governs high school activites in the state — because it forbids home-schoolers from playing sports or being involved in other programs such as drama, debate and yearbook. It only pertains to high schools, because children in lower grades are often able to play at their local public schools.

The change would sunset in 2017, and supporters would have to return to the state to reevaluate the situation after four years.

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