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Praise the Lord! America's best Christian is back and with facts!

Samson quits on News Dump Friday, preceded by the joke report released yesterday...

...that was COMMISSIONED BY Christie that all-but-exonerated him. Methinks we have a HUGE bombshell is about to hit that is NOT favorable to Christie. As Rachel says... Watch This Space.

Honest Man. Perhaps the last honest Republican ever. Must watch!



We all know his end. But, do we know the whole story? I humbly ask that you watch this. In memoriam to Budd Dwyer. A study how Republicans will eat their own to cover their crimes.

One of my favorite TR quotes. Offered without comment:

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”

It was my sig line back in 2003.

Wayne Knight is very-much alive

Sorry for falling for the hoax.

https://twitter.com/iWayneKnight/status/445239269469458432

US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff in Philadelphia, passengers evacuated

Source: CNN.com

(CNN) -- A US Airways plane blew a tire while taking off Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport, prompting it to abruptly come to a stop, an airline spokesman said.

Todd Lechmacher, the US Airways spokesman, said there were no initial reports of injuries, but a Philadelphia fire department spokesman told CNN that there was one minor injury.

Passengers on the Florida-bound flight were evacuated from the plane onto the runway and waited to be picked up, according to Lechmacher.

CNN first learned of the incident via tweets from people at the airport.

The aircraft, an Airbus A320 with 149 passengers and five crew members on board, never caught fire, said Lechmacher. Flight 1702 had been scheduled to take-off at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in southern Florida at 8:42 p.m., according to US Airways' website.
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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/13/us/philadelphia-airport-incident/index.html?hpt=hp_t2



Spelling Be Hard for those at Faux:



Let's talk about Bessie - an extraordinary human being.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie_Coleman#Airshows

Coleman quickly realized that in order to make a living as a civilian aviator—the age of commercial flight was still a decade or more in the future—she would need to become a "barnstorming" stunt flier, and perform for paying audiences. But to succeed in this highly competitive arena, she would need advanced lessons and a more extensive repertoire. Returning to Chicago, Coleman could find no one willing to teach her, so in February 1922, she sailed again for Europe. She spent the next two months in France completing an advanced course in aviation, then left for the Netherlands to meet with Anthony Fokker, one of the world's most distinguished aircraft designers. She also traveled to Germany, where she visited the Fokker Corporation and received additional training from one of the company's chief pilots. She returned to the United States with the confidence and enthusiasm she needed to launch her career in exhibition flying.

"Queen Bess," as she was known was a highly popular draw for the next five years. Invited to important events and often interviewed by newspapers, she was admired by both blacks and whites. She primarily flew Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" biplanes and army surplus aircraft left over from the war. She made her first appearance in an American airshow on September 3, 1922, at an event honoring veterans of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I. Held at Curtiss Field on Long Island near New York City and sponsored by her friend Abbott and the Chicago Defender newspaper, the show billed Coleman as "the world's greatest woman flier" and featured aerial displays by eight other American ace pilots, and a jump by black parachutist Hubert Julian. Six weeks later she returned to Chicago to deliver a stunning demonstration of daredevil maneuvers—including figure eights, loops, and near-ground dips—to a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Checkerboard Airdrome (now Chicago Midway Airport).

But the thrill of stunt flying and the admiration of cheering crowds were only part of Coleman's dream. Coleman never lost sight of her childhood vow to one day "amount to something." As a professional aviator, Coleman would often be criticized by the press for her opportunistic nature and the flamboyant style she brought to her exhibition flying. However, she also quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and daring pilot who would stop at nothing to complete a difficult stunt. In Los Angeles, she broke a leg and three ribs when her plane stalled and crashed on February 22, 1923.

Through her media contacts, she was offered a role in a feature-length film titled Shadow and Sunshine, to be financed by the African American Seminole Film Producing Company. She gladly accepted, hoping the publicity would help to advance her career and provide her with some of the money she needed to establish her own flying school. But upon learning that the first scene in the movie required her to appear in tattered clothes, with a walking stick and a pack on her back, she refused to proceed. "Clearly ... walking off the movie set was a statement of principle. Opportunist though she was about her career, she was never an opportunist about race. She had no intention of perpetuating the derogatory image most whites had of most blacks", wrote Doris Rich.

Coleman would not live long enough to fulfill her dream of establishing a school for young black aviators, but her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for a generation of African American men and women. "Because of Bessie Coleman," wrote Lieutenant William J. Powell in Black Wings 1934, dedicated to Coleman, "we have overcome that which was worse than racial barriers. We have overcome the barriers within ourselves and dared to dream". Powell served in a segregated unit during World War I, and tirelessly promoted the cause of black aviation through his book, his journals, and the Bessie Coleman Aero Club, which he founded in 1929.

60 Years Ago tonight: Edward R Murrow called out Joe McCarthy



"No one familiar with the history of his country can deny that Congressional committees are useful. It is necessary to investigate before legislating. But the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one, and the junior senator from Wisconsin has stepped over it repeatedly."

Good night, and good luck.
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