You think Cuba is a paradise? Iowa Democrat Senator Tom Harkin just returned from an official tour in Cuba, and upon his return, characterized Cuba as a “paradise” in many ways.
A pardise? Really, Senator Harkin?
Jim O’Connor is a hard-nosed math teacher at St. Francis School near Los Angeles; not what his students would call “warm and fuzzy.” But watch this inspiring video as his students find out about his alter ego, who volunteers at a local children’s hospital several days a week to comfort babies, with love and affection. Pretty amazing.
Let’s face it, either a majority of today’s elected leaders in Washington D.C. are Anti-Democracy, or an immoral minority is strong-arming the rest (with the US Press Corps as a party to it all) to move the United States away from the individual freedoms that our founding fathers delivered, risking everything in doing so.
The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas at Austin, reported that police arrested the woman for failing to provide identification.
Student Chris Quintero, who the Daily Texan reported witnessed the arrest, said he saw the woman jogging with headphones on when police ran after her. When the woman failed to stop, the officer grabbed her by the arm and handcuffed her, Quintero said.
Upgraded my Mac system to OS X Mavericks, and got this free screen saver and desktop wallpaper to boot! Want your own? Right click /save the image below:
You just gotta love this tweet. I have made it my quote of the day, from Independent Journal Review‘s Managing Editor, Kyle Becker: I want everything in life paid for while taking no responsibility. I want to take offense and call you a “racist.” I want to be a Democrat. — IJReview Ed. (@kylenbecker) February 16, 2014
It’s time to decommission the IRS. Sink the rusty old ship, before it sinks us.
On February 2nd, before the Superbowl, Barack Obama was interviewed by Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. Among other questions, Obama was asked whether there is any corruption going on inside the IRS. President Obama infamously answered “not a smidgeon of corruption.”
Was he being fetecious? Sarcastic? Arrogant? The President of the United States of America couldn’t have been less presidential, in front of about one third of the world’s population. I’m sure the IRS wasn’t appreciative of that kind of “support” either.
Coca-Cola’s recent ad campaign is trending on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, and it’s no wonder why. The mixing of “It’s the real thing” campaign of the 1970s resonates in their new series of messages, which get intertwined with political messages, written in the tone of “perfect harmony;” but they hit on divisive issues, sparking controversy. The backlash sure looks pre-meditated. It sure looks like they’re …
A friend of mine turned me on to this incredible clip from 1988, aired by the BBC, telling of the heroics of Sir Nicholas Winton. Winton, shown front-and-center in this video, didn’t realize the people in the audience were all there for him, to say “thank you.”
The Biggest Loser’s live finale ushered in the show’s first Matthew McConaughey moment last night, as winner Rachel Fredrickson took the prize in front of a stunned audience. Ending up at a svelt 105 pounds, she lost 155 pounds of her former self.
Today, Microsoft’s board of directors announced its selection for CEO, taking over for Steve Ballmer, who announced his retirement last year. Microsoft named Satya Nadella as CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
Given Nadella’s long history with Microsoft, coming from the enterprise-end, and close working relationship with current and past leadership, one would be hard-pressed to predict any immanent changes in strategy, but we’ll keep ya posted. Meanwhile, a bit more background on the new CEO…