a First-Generation Bull Rider 0 replies
It may not look like it to the casual observer, but bull riding is a sort of dance. A good ride appears as one fluid motion of a rider in sync with a bucking ton of hoof, hide, and horn. It’s a lightning-fast choreography that’s as dangerous as it is beautiful. The basics of the sport are simple: hang on with one hand, keep the other hand free, and try to stay on for eight seconds. But actually doing all three, well, that ain’t so easy. Professional bull riders have to train both their bodies and minds to excel at this injury-prone sport.
files complaint against company
over Black Lives Matter mask 8 replies
FORT WORTH, Texas – A former Whataburger employee is filing a discrimination complaint against the fast food company after she says she was told her Black Lives Matter mask was inappropriate for work. The employee says she’d worn the mask to work before, but she says it didn’t become a problem until a customer complained and threatened to notify corporate. Makiya Congious says she was told her BLM mask was inappropriate for work after a customer complained at the Whataburger on Brentwood Stair Road in Fort Worth in August.
is Biden’s biggest obstacle 17 replies
During a recent trip to southern Georgia to visit family, my wife described the area as “Trump Country.” Her observation was spurred by the numerous Trump billboards and intersections overflowing with Trump lawn signs. The sheer volume of signs surprised me. While I’m certainly not a political junkie, I know enough about regional demographics to assume the southern part of Georgia leans Republican. So why would Donald Trump spend money on billboards in a part of the country that was already solidly his? Why did intersections look like flower beds full of re-electing Donald Trump signs? After all, those suckers are $20 a pop.
The Black Lives Matter movement trades on Americans’ ignorance about the demographics of criminal offending. As long as that ignorance prevails, BLM’s anti-cop narrative will continue destroying the institutions of law and order. Activists and their media enablers present racial disparities in police activity—be it stops, arrests, or officer use of force—as prima facie evidence of police bias. They generate those racial disparities by comparing policing data to population ratios. In New York City, for example, a little over 50% of all pedestrian stops conducted by the New York Police Department have a black subject.
America’s Most Enduring Style Icons 18 replies
Reaching for a plump carrot, a tiny white-gloved hand on a slim grey arm extends from a hole in the ground, and shortly after, a star is born. This was how Bugs Bunny made his screen debut in the animated short “A Wild Hare” on July 27, 1940. It was then that his first and now-immortal phrase, “What’s up, doc?” passed through his buckteeth and entered American iconography forever. Bugs has been capturing the imaginations of generations pretty much since that moment. He became, and remains, an instant classic. But what makes our love for the “wascally wabbit” such an enduring one?
and those 18 inches of daylight 8 replies
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.
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
teen’s murder lived ‘very normal life’ 7 replies
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.
Almost Blew Up Arkansas 11 replies
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.
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.
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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.
millions to like him even more 13 replies
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.