The one true thing: Gale Sayers
and those 18 inches of daylight 0 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/24/2020 7:10:44 AM Post Reply

Grown-ups tell the truth. No. You will always be loved. No. If you work hard, you’ll get what you want? No. All boys grow up and grow old? No. I learned that one early. But for me, and many others growing up in and around Chicago, there was one thing that was true. It was Gale Sayers saying these nine words: “Give me 18 inches of daylight. That’s all I need.” It wasn’t true for us. It didn’t have to be. But it was true for him.

It’s Not About Climate Change 5 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/23/2020 9:35:46 AM Post Reply

Hot weather can raise you body temperature. One study found that the temperature of its participants rose by nearly a degree F above the normal temperature when the air temperature was 95 degrees F. Though the impact on core temperatures is very likely to be much less, it still would be evidence supporting the theory that hot weather adds to a fever. Should this change the recommended therapy for a bacterial infection? That is, when presented with a patient suffering an infection should a physician recommend a climate policy as the cure? Of course not. First, none of the proposed climate policies would have any measurable impact on climate

Fort Worth man arrested 46 years after
teen’s murder lived ‘very normal life’ 7 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/23/2020 8:40:21 AM Post Reply

The house that Glen McCurley lived in for 30 years was empty on Tuesday morning. A single green chair sat in the manicured lawn, the recycling was on the curb and a tan van that practically matched the tan siding of the home sat parked in the driveway. No one answered when the doorbell rang. Earlier Tuesday morning, a woman answered the phone associated with the house on Marks Place in southwest Fort Worth. “I have no comment at this time,” she said in a low calm voice. Neighbors said they later saw family gathering at the home and leaving with McCurley’s wife and some belongings.

40 Years Ago, We
Almost Blew Up Arkansas 11 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/22/2020 10:29:29 AM Post Reply

Sid King had just sat down to dinner on September 18, 1980 when he got the call. King was part owner of KGFL-AM in Clinton, Arkansas. He started the radio station after his previous employer, Dogpatch, a Li’l Abner theme park, went belly-up. At a station that small, King couldn’t afford to specialize. He was also the station manager and news reporter. The station called King while he was eating at sales representative Tom Phillips’s home. They’d heard on the scanner there was something going on at Missile Complex 374-7, the Titan II Missile installation in nearby Damascus. Possibly a fuel leak.

How environmentalists destroyed California’s forests 13 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/22/2020 10:22:19 AM Post Reply

I believe it was John Fremont who once exclaimed in astonishment that one could ride a horse at full gallop in the Forests of the Sierras in California. Well, one can do that again now — not among the towering conifers, but over the ashes. Right now I’m seeing the mountains I grew up in — where I went to school, where I hung out, camped, backpacked, boated, cheated death and generally formed the foundation of my character — burning down. It makes me sad and angry. This didn’t have to happen. Once upon a time, forests in California were logged, grazed, and competently managed.

The Two Women at the Top
of the Supreme Court List 3 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/22/2020 10:19:24 AM Post Reply

The New York Times reports that in a phone call with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Trump is said to have mentioned two female appellate court judges — Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa — as being on his short list. What do we know about them? Barrett has been initially viewed as the early favorite. Jonathan Swan of Axios reported in 2019 that Trump had said of Barrett: “I’m saving her for Ginsburg.” Axios said he used that exact line with several people, including an adviser two days before revealing Kavanaugh’s nomination. The high standing in which Barrett is held by conservative lawyers and activists is undisputed.

Why Trump’s negative press spurs
millions to like him even more 13 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/20/2020 4:34:56 PM Post Reply

With Election Day in sight, the mainstream media is reaching a fever pitch in its quest to malign, discredit and defeat Donald Trump. The media’s disinformation campaign against Trump, however, may not be achieving the desired results. Joe Biden maintains a lead in public polls, but according to the Real Clear Politics polling averages, the gap is closing both nationally and in battleground states. Evidence of enthusiasm on the ground is also real: Thousands are again attending MAGA rallies, as Trump takes Air Force One on a “whistle-stop” tour of the country.

The Mystery of Robert E. Lee 17 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/20/2020 4:20:38 PM Post Reply

No one who ever met Robert Edward Lee — whatever the circumstances of the meeting — failed to be impressed by the man. From his earliest days as a cadet at West Point, through 25 years as an officer in the U.S. Army’s Corps of Engineers and six more as a senior cavalry officer, and then as the supreme commander of the armies of the Confederacy, Lee’s dignity, his manners, his composure, all seemed to create a peculiar sense of awe in the minds of observers. In the midst of the battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, Lee astonished Francis Charles Lawley, the London Times’ special correspondent in America,

Three Supreme Court Justices
Were Confirmed In Less Than
45 Days, Including Ginsburg 3 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/20/2020 8:35:14 AM Post Reply

Three Supreme Court Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, were confirmed by the Senate within 45 days of their formal nomination date. According to Senate records, Justices Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, and Sandra Day O’Connor were all confirmed in a short period of time. Stevens’s confirmation in 1975 took 19 days, O’Connor’s confirmation in 1981 took 33 days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation in 1993 took 42 days.

Stephanie Davis and the Supremes 20 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/20/2020 8:31:30 AM Post Reply

My best guess for who Donald Trump will nominate to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is Stephanie Dawkins Davis. She is a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. I believe President Trump will choose her to fill the election year vacancy for ten reasons: 1) Davis is African American. That shouldn’t be hugely important, but this is 2020, year of George Floyd and riots and Black Lives Matter. In fact, Davis was the first African American female judge that Trump nominated, in 2019. She was a magistrate (administrative) judge at the time.

Heiresses on the Barricades 14 replies

Posted by StormCnter 9/20/2020 8:19:26 AM Post Reply

Whatever Clara Kraebbe may do with the rest of her life, the 20-year-old Rice University student won’t outdo the publicity she’s received since her recent arrest by the NYPD for felony vandalism. Reading in the New York Post about young Clara, who lives with her father, a child psychiatrist, and her mother, an architect, in a $1.8 million Upper East Side luxury condo and a pre-Revolutionary War Connecticut mansion, I asked myself: Whom does this girl remind me of? And then it came to me. Of course: she’s a modern-day Jane Fonda. While Clara is a Manhattan princess, Jane was Hollywood royalty,

‘Death to America’ Shouldn’t Be a Lesson Plan 1 reply

Posted by StormCnter 9/19/2020 8:52:05 AM Post Reply

“When college students graduate, they’ll be hit with reality.” For years, we’ve been hearing that radicalism is unsustainable in the real world. Yet, as evidenced by recent student-led protests sweeping the nation, it seems as though reality is merely bending to their whim. These students, some of whom defend rioting, looting, and even parade the streets chanting “Death to America,” did not radicalize overnight. Campus radicalism is often attributed to a small contingent of students who bully those they deem guilty of nonconformance, fringe ideologies thrust upon students by their professors, and university administrations enabling – even encouraging – these ideas.

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