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Rare 1963 tape of JFK furious over 17-2 hockey wipeout – The World Daily

Posted by , Monday, October 28, 2013

Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’ | Global development | The Guardian

Posted by , Friday, September 27, 2013

Brazil protests show cost of hosting major sports events – World – CBC News

Posted by , Saturday, June 29, 2013

Some 300 Cambodian Nike workers fired after protests –

Posted by , Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jason Collins: I’m a 34-year-old NBA center, I’m black, and I’m gay

Collins in Sports Illustrated ..
No one wants to live in fear. I've always been scared of saying the wrong thing. I don't sleep well. I never have. But each time I tell another person, I feel stronger and sleep a little more soundly. It takes an enormous amount of energy to guard such a big secret. I've endured years of misery and gone to enormous lengths to live a lie. I was certain that my world would fall apart if anyone knew. And yet when I acknowledged my sexuality I felt whole for the first time. I still had the same sense of humor, I still had the same mannerisms and my friends still had my back
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Posted by , Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Becoming the All-Terrain Human

Thanks to Linda Hassler
Posted by , Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Posted by , Thursday, March 14, 2013

With Steven Seagal in tow, Putin pushes for Soviet-era phys-ed revival

Posted by , Thursday, March 14, 2013

One NFL Player Explains Gay Marriage To The Politician Who Is Offended By Another NFL Player Supporting It

this is Vikings punter Chris Kluwe via Deadspin ..
How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.) I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster.
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Posted by , Saturday, September 8, 2012

Colbert on Romney’s Retroactive Retirement, Sports Accomplishments, Vocal Stylings

classic Colbert segment - mab
Posted by , Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Posted by , Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NYT (10): National News

Gay marriage survives New Hampshire repeal; SCOTUS (i) expands rights of accused re plea bargains, (ii) questions First Amendment claim of man who accosted Cheney, (iii) allows eminent domain claim against EPA; With even some Republicans maligning House GOP budget plan, Dems see wedge; Students in AR band together to create PAC to protect Dems; Study shows how House members benefit personally; Super-tight race for NYS Senate seat; White teenager who drove over and killed black MS man gets life sentence; NY Jets get Tim Tebow.
Posted by , Thursday, March 22, 2012

NYT (6): Foreign Affairs

As U.S. claims GI "snapped" in Afghan massacre, Karzai "insists" U.S. pull back to bases; Are stiff sentences for protesters "payback" from Putin?; Pro-Assad rally may not be what it seemed; Cairo's top police official among 75 charges in soccer riot deaths; Despite some backlash, NFP reaction to Kony video is sheer envy.
Posted by , Friday, March 16, 2012

NYT (2): Foreign Affairs

Holding to promise, Yemeni opposition goes after military; Outrageous plan to relocate 4,000 puts Brazilian Olympic plans on hold.
Posted by , Monday, March 5, 2012

NYT Op-Eds (4)

"There is a strange redness to America’s safety net. Why do the regions that need the helping hand elect politicians who want to tear it down?" (Krugman); "It's stunning how little the current Republican primary electorate resembles the rest of the United States" (Egan); "The best way forward for reform may be to repeal what’s left of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, commonly known as McCain-Feingold" (Guest Op-Ed); "The moral ethos of sport is in tension with the moral ethos of religion, and Jeremy Lin is living it" (Brooks)
Posted by , Friday, February 17, 2012

When Clint Eastwood Mocks You, You’re Officially Screwed

Posted by , Saturday, February 11, 2012

NYT (5): National News

Ron Paul sets off firestorm with religious requirement for caucus; Colorado moves to undermine fed law on environment; School-based congregations bemoan new NYC law; NYC defends "scary" health ads; Giants win the Superbowl.
Posted by , Monday, February 6, 2012

NYT (3): Foreign Affairs

Deaths at Egyptian soccer game spill over into continued protests and violence in the streets; U.N. Sec'y Gen'l not exactly welcome in Gaza; Apparent Iranian effort to "rebrand" Arab Spring backfires.
Posted by , Friday, February 3, 2012

NYT (3): Foreign Affairs

Panetta calls for earlier end to U.S. combat presence in Afghanistan; Chinese village that took on gov't gets independent elections; Was Egyptian military complicit in post-soccer game violence that left over 70 people dead?
Posted by , Thursday, February 2, 2012

NYT (5): National News

BOA to charge fee for debit card use - and other banks are likely to follow; As Occupy Wall Street continues, and in the wake of the pepper spray incident, the question arises: is the NYPD out of control?; Pastors will defy IRS rule re politicking from the pulpit; The most incredible night of baseball - ever?
Posted by , Saturday, October 1, 2011

NYT (4): Foreign Affairs

Egypt revamps cabinet, but not all protesters are mollified; Radiation-tainted beef enters Japanese market; Game-fixing in int'l soccer is growing; Nazi war criminal found not guilty, angering many.
Posted by , Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Will Wins Big in Charity Polo Match – The Daily Beast

It was a lovely day. For a round robin polo match it was very good. Pr. William played very well. I was happy that Andy Busch played so well with him. Also Scott Devon did a great job for the opposing team. Both really friends so that made my day. The Santa Barbara Polo Cub and Tiffany's deserve real credit. mb
Posted by , Sunday, July 10, 2011

NYT (4): National News

How the unemployed became invisible; Pro-choice movement gets busy; The magazine interview with Sheila Bair; and Derek Jeter is only second in history to get 3000th hit on a home run.
Posted by , Sunday, July 10, 2011

Truthdig – WikiLeaks, Wimbledon and War

Posted by , Thursday, July 7, 2011

NYT (6): National News

Obama finally demands "taxes"; Fed appeals court says public mandate in health care bill is constitutional; In bipartisan vote, Senate streamlines confirmation process; RI approves gay civil unions, but not marriage; Mine owners kept two sets of "safety books"; and how "gay" is gay enough for softball?
Posted by , Thursday, June 30, 2011