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  1. 6 amk for obama
    September 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    REAL FURST.

  2. September 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

  3. September 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    This dovetails with the absurdity that Roger Goddell gave Ray Rice a TWO game suspension:

    LOS ANGELES — VIRTUALLY every single player in the N.F.L. has a certifiable need for medical marijuana. The game we celebrate creates a life of daily pain for those who play it. Some players choose marijuana to manage this pain, which allows them to perform at a high level without sacrificing their bodies or their minds. I medicated with marijuana for most of my career as a tight end from 2003 through 2008. And I needed the medication. I broke my tibia, dislocated my shoulder, separated both shoulders, tore my groin off the bone once and my hamstring off the bone twice, broke fingers and ribs, tore my medial collateral ligament, suffered brain trauma, etc. Most players have similar medical charts. And every one of them needs the medicine.

    Standard pain management in the N.F.L. is pain pills and pregame injections. But not all players favor the pill and needle approach. In my experience, many prefer marijuana. The attitude toward weed in the locker room mirrors the attitude in America at large. It’s not a big deal. Players have been familiar with it since adolescence, and those who use it do so to offset the brutality of the game. The fact that they made it to the N.F.L. at all means that their marijuana use is under control. Had marijuana become a problem for me, it would have been reflected in my job performance, and I would have been cut. I took my job seriously and would not have allowed that to happen. The point is, marijuana and excellence on the playing field are not mutually exclusive. A good example is Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver who led the league last year with 1,646 receiving yards, despite missing two games for testing positive for codeine (for a strep throat, he said). He was suspended again late last month for the entire season after testing positive for marijuana…..

    ..Nearly 17,000 Americans overdosed and died from prescription painkillers in 2011, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These are the same pills I was handed in full bottles after an injury. The same pills that are ravaging our cities. The same ones that are creating a population of apathetic adults, pill-popping their way through the day and dead behind the eyes. The same ones that are leading high schoolers to heroin because the pills no longer get them high and are too expensive. Yeah, those….

    …In my playing days, the marijuana smokers struck me as sharper, more thoughtful and more likely to challenge authority than the nonsmokers. It makes me wonder if we weren’t that way because marijuana allowed us to avoid the heavy daze of pain pills. It gave us clarity. It kept us sane. The social tide is turning regarding marijuana. As of July, 35 states and the District of Columbia permit some form of medical marijuana, and 18 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized it. Professional football is a violent trade that could use some forward thinking. The N.F.L. and the N.F.L. Players Association, which agreed to the league’s substance abuse policy in collective bargaining, should rethink their approach. The policy reflects outdated views on marijuana and pain management, punishes players who seek an alternative to painkillers, keeps them in a perpetual state of injury and injury management, and risks creating new addicts.

  4. September 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t know why Danny Ferry is still the GM of the Atlanta Hawks:

    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng released the following statement Tuesday:

    “HE HAS A LITTLE AFRICAN IN HIM”

    “These words were recently used to describe me. It would ordinarily make any African parent proud to hear their child recognized for their heritage. “I’m proud to say I actually have a lot of African in me, not just “a little”. For my entire life, my identity has been a source of pride and strength. Among my family and friends, in my country of South Sudan and across the broader continent of Africa, I can think of no greater privilege than to do what I love for a living while also representing my heritage on the highest stage. Unfortunately, the comment about my heritage was not made with the same respect and appreciation. “Concerning my free agency, the focus should purely have been on my professionalism and my ability as an athlete. Every person should have the right to be treated with respect and evaluated as an individual, rather than be reduced to a stereotype. I am saddened and disappointed that this way of thinking still exists today. I am even more disturbed that it was shared so freely in a business setting. “However, there is comfort in knowing that there are people who aren’t comfortable with it and have the courage to speak up. In the same way a generalization should not define a group of people, the attitude of a few should not define a whole organization or league. “Ultimately, I’m thankful to be with an organization that appreciates me for who I am and has gone out of its way to make me feel welcome.”

  5. 27 japa21
    September 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  6. 28 yardarm756
    September 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I wonder how many of these folks are republiclowns?

  7. September 9, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    The evidence if past elections are evident . In Presidential elections, democrats show up to vote .
    But in midterms, republicans usually show up.
    And since the Medicare part D of 2003, mire seniors are now Republican and always vote.
    I believe all of you know it’s an older more conservative electorate in midterms.
    Which is why polls change. But no reason for a poll every five minutes.
    That’s used for propaganda purposes and to manipulate indes to vote republican.
    Also, I saw the nbc poll, 76% white…
    In a midterm, unless we show up like a presidential election which was 67% white ….
    So, if we don’t vote we lose… And it normally happens in midterms.
    And everybody here knows it, just won’t say it.
    Again vote or we lose . It’s simple. 🙂

  8. September 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Really refreshing ICYMI:

  9. 35 japa21
    September 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      September 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      And there don’t have to be Bush-like veiled threats, “You’re either with us or against us.” I cringe just remembering.

  10. September 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

  11. September 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I’m possibly the last person on the planet to comment on this ….. but U2’s album showing up in everyone’s iTunes today (thanks to their Apple love-in), even if they didn’t want it: weirdest music-y thing ever. I love their music (although at first listen, this album is *not* blowing me away), but they really don’t do much to avoid their Corporate Rock™ tag. Bizarre.

  12. 53 amk for obama
    September 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    five pushups
    five situps
    five minutes on that cycle thingy
    and five minutes of rest

    My daily five is done.

    Now who wants to take me on?

  13. 75 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Gold For Lady Chips 😉 Congratulations.

  14. 79 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    • 80 amk for obama
      September 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      In a show of confidence heading into the campaign season, Mr. Cuomo largely avoided doing the things that candidates do — debating, pressing the flesh, and pointing out his opponent’s flaws. Instead he made his case through television commercials, mailers and surrogates like former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

      But that strategy may have misfired. The apparently strong performance by Ms. Teachout, a legal scholar of political corruption who had never run for office, was an embarrassing rebuke to Mr. Cuomo from his party’s liberal wing, and could put a sizeable dent in whatever national aspirations he may hold.

      ummmm

      • 81 Nena20409
        September 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        Yep…..especially in a low turn-out primary. Yes indeed.

        Andrew Cuomo is Not my cup of tea. He engineered a GOP take-over of the state senate when Dems clearly won the chamber. That to me is unforgivable. Dems must make him sweat…….as they make sure Not to give the governorship to the GOP in Nov. A bad Habit Dems have made in the past….His father, Mario lost his 3/4 term and Pataki was elected until Spitzer came along a few years ago.

  15. 82 hopefruit2
    September 9, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Hey Vicki – it appears that Cuomo’s win is not all that great. 60-40 and he’s the incumbent with loads of money, instant name recognition and institutional support — three essential advantages his challenger did not have and yet she still managed to pull of close to 40% in the primary….And this does not bode too well for the HRC folks…

  16. September 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  17. September 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Interesting….and underreported:

    Here’s the full list of all participating ships:

    Country………………………………………………………………………………………….SHIP
    Ukraine…………………………………………………………ETMAN SAHAIDACHNIY (U130)
    U.S…………………………………………………………………………….USS ROSS (DDG 71)
    Turkey…………………………………………………………………….TCG BUYUKADA (F512)
    Romania……………………………..ROS CONTRAAMIRAL EUSTATIU SEBASTIAN (264)
    Canada……………………………………………………………..HMCS TORONTO (FFH 333)
    Spain……………………………………ESPS ALMIRANTE DON JUAN DE BORBON (F102)
    Romania…………………………………………………….ROS REGELE FERDINAND (F221)
    Ukraine……………………………………………………………………….FPB PRILUKI (U153)
    Ukraine………………………………………………………BG PB KUROPYANNIKOV (BG 50)
    Ukraine………………………………………………………………..BG PB MIKOLAIV (BG 57)
    Ukraine…………………………………………………………………….PB SKADOVSK (U120)
    Ukraine………………………………………………………………….NOVA KAHOVKA (U542)
    Ukraine……………………………………………………………………………….SOKAL (U782)
    Ukraine………………………………………………………………………PEREYASLAV (U512)

  18. September 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I don’t understand? I saw a tweet that said This President out performed Reagan.
    This chart clearly indicates that is not true.
    Unless this chart is a lie?

    • 87 Nena20409
      September 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Forbes Magazine is a Rightie Magazine. They know Econ better than a hack like Cillizza.

    • 88 Linda
      September 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Reagan’s job gain were in the public sector. Very few in the private sector

      He did massive hiring . PBO jobs were lost in the public sector.

    • September 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

      You need to look at where President Obama started ….. he was at the lowest … he bottom of the chart … and has created as many or more jobs than the rest. The economy was the worst including all the obstruction! Still do not have a jobs bill!

  19. 90 amk for obama
    September 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    egg.sack.lee

  20. September 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    GN TOD

  21. 92 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  22. September 9, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Still laughing at this picture! Kids are great! 😀

  23. 96 Dudette
    September 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

  24. 97 hopefruit2
    September 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

  25. 100 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Now…..that is awesome. The guy knows how to economize.

  26. 101 Dudette
    September 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  27. September 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Ah, this is weird. Just listening to the U2 album again and there’s a song about the 1974 Dublin bombings when 27 people were killed.

    The weirdness is, I was thinking about my late Dad today, and for some reason recalled my mother telling me about him being in Dublin on the day the bombs went off and her freaking out because he was late home, and finally seeing his car come up the road covered in ash and debris and all kinds of crap from the bombs because he was near one of the buildings that exploded. And he just got out of the car and said, ‘I could do with a cup of tea’.

    And then I hear this song.

    Ain’t life funny?

  28. 127 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Martha Coakley, the current AG in Mass who was defeated by Scott Brown in 2010 for the Late Sen Ted Kennedy’s senate seat won her Gubernatorial race.

    I hope she works harder to win the Governorship this Nov.

  29. 131 Nena20409
    September 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  30. 132 Dudette
    September 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  31. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    September 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

  32. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    September 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm

  33. September 9, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    When did the president call ISIS Javee?
    I don’t recall, but they being it up all the time.


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