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On Saturday afternoon in Washington D.C., the crowd at Nationals Park was in for a treat when one charismatic vet strolled to the pitchers mound.

Sgt. First Class Brian Keaton (Ret.), a 20-year Army vet, livened up the crowd with his unique take on the ceremonial first pitch before game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants.

After jogging out to second base to hug second basemen Anthony Rendon, Keaton got down on his stomach when he approached the pitcher’s mound, crawling towards the plate before ultimately lobbing the baseball towards the plate like a grenade, to the delight of the local crowd.

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Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan — In Session 2010 1983





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But that was no ordinary hot air balloon crash in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. last night. It was a wedding proposal, gone horribly wrong!

He asked her to marry him, but then the hot air balloon broke and they drifted out to sea only to be rescued by surfers in the area. How romantic?

Video quickly made its way to Twitter:

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Christina Bianco owned this medley of famous female voices, ranging anywhere from Adele to Bette Midler and Julie Andrews.

Her video was originally posted in 2013 and went viral. It has since accumulated over 6 million views.

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Originally posted on Hoboduke Nonsense:

The captain of our ship of state is lost and adrift. When the seas turn stormy, and the ship starts getting tossed we need our captain to set a course. We don’t want to hear that it’s stormy out there. We don’t offer our sympathy that he had no idea that hurricanes are dangerous.

Obama is mad that his staff won’t give him the winning lottery number before the drawing. Does he really think the world is so simple that his staff can predict and foresee everything? He is a child in a world of adults.

The USA is adrift with nobody taking charge to lead our government. Our president is looking backwards offering stupid excuses. If he surrounded himself with political lackeys, then that is his fault. If he ignored the work necessary to keep up with world events, then that is his fault.

It is an insult to…

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Originally posted on OK, Fine.:

Here is a quick list of U.S. senators up for re-election in 2014.

Democrats Republicans
Begich, Mark (D-AK)
Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Franken, Al (D-MN)
Hagan, Kay R. (D-NC)
Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
Johnson, Tim (D-SD)
Landrieu, Mary L. (D-LA)
Levin, Carl (D-MI)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
Pryor, Mark L. (D-AR)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Rockefeller, John D., IV (D-WV)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Udall, Mark (D-CO)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Walsh, John E. (D-MT)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)
Alexander, Lamar (R-TN)
Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA)
Cochran, Thad (R-MS)
Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Enzi, Michael B. (R-WY)
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
Johanns, Mike (R-NE)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Risch, James E. (R-ID)
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)
Sessions, Jeff (R-AL)

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Well … that depends. They have some more pressing stuff to deal with first:

Oof. Today is not the best day for that, CDC.

If it’s not the winner, it definitely ranks right up there.


That’s encouraging.



Embarg-uh-oh! Did CDC try to…

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Originally posted on Rare:

A former official at the Department of Justice ripped apart outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder during a radio interview yesterday.

J. Christian Adams, who resigned from the DOJ over the department’s handling of the infamous Black Panther scandal, told Holder “good riddance” and said the attorney general had turned the Justice Department into a political operation.

“It’s a hotbed of sort of radical progressive politics, whether it’s anti-gun, anti-racial equality, anti-election integrity, anti-free speech,” Adams told WMAL. “It runs the gamut of far-left ideology in a place that really, under great Attorneys General like Ed Meese – frankly even Janet Reno treated it with more respect than Eric Holder has.”

Adams also attacked Holder’s conception of racial justice.

“Our country is more polarized and more racially divided because of Eric Holder. He turned Justice Department into this racially motivated political turnout machine for the Democrat party,” he said.


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Originally posted on sunshine hours:

Wow. One record was broken by 25F!!!!

1695 Low Max Records Broken or  Tied From Sept 11 to Sept 20 according to the NOAA.

A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been. This indicates daytime cooling.

Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record.

The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot.


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Originally posted on Rare:

Jack Mook is a man of many titles. He’s a detective with the Pittsburgh police and the founder of Steel City Gym, a non-profit that works to get kids off the street. Now he can add another title to that list: adoptive dad.

In a radio interview with KDKA Morning News, Mook discussed how he recently adopted 11-year-old Jesse and 15-year-old Josh. Mook met the brothers seven years ago when they began attending his gym. He decided to officially adopt the boys after they told him how their home was overrun with rats and roaches and that they hadn’t slept in a bed for six years.

While community members have heaped praises on Mook for his actions, he says that he actually owes a lot to the kids. To his now sons.

“They’re making me better.”


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Good riddance …

Originally posted on Rare:

Attorney general has become a controversial title. The nation’s top cop, the attorney general is supposed to take the lead in enforcing federal law. But in recent years, the position has become a backdoor for presidential agendas, whether it was Janet Reno ordering Elian Gonzalez snatched and deported to Cuba, or Alberto Gonzalez bending over backwards to justify President Bush’s anti-terror initiatives.

But no attorney general appointed in modern times has become as much of a lightning rod as Eric Holder. Appointed at the beginning of President Obama’s first term, Holder was controversial right from the beginning. Today he announced that he’s stepping down. Let’s take an opportunity to remember some of his most truly outrageous moments.

Racial justice in New Haven

New Haven firefighters

When the New Haven Fire Department announced that it had openings for firefighters, an exam was administered for qualified applicants. A number of test-takers passed, but there was a problem: none of them were…

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Our tax dollars at work …

Originally posted on Rare:

Several years ago Kahler Nygard posted on websites that could be described as anti-government. This earned him a low-level warning on a No Fly List, which requires passengers to undergo additional screening at the airport.

Last weekend, after flying without incident from Minneapolis to Denver, Nygard was approached by a group of TSA agents who demanded he participate in more thorough screening. He captured their conversation on video.

“If I traveled from point A to point B safely, why does there now need to be more screening before I am allowed to leave? That would lead me to believe that I’m being detained,” Nygard asks.

“I am not going to argue with you. Are you going to comply, or are you not?” the TSA agent asks while repeatedly saying that he would call the police if Nygard leaves the airport.

Confused over why he needed to be screened after already arriving at his destination, Nygard argued…

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In 1985, former President Ronald Reagan was speaking at the Midyear Conference of the National Association of Realtors when told a classic joke involving a farmer, a driver, and a three-legged chicken.

“This the story of a realtor who was out driving on a back road on his way to look at some property and suddenly noticed down beside him was a chicken keeping pace with him, and he was doing 60 miles an hour,” Reagan began, before telling a story of a farmer raising three-legged chickens.

In classic Reagan fashion, he was able to equate his joke to the national discourse of the day, explaining how this story of a farmer and a three-legged chicken represented the United States.

“Unlike that farmer with the three-legged chicken, the American people, I think, are enjoying the rewards of our efforts. The economy we inherited was anemic and faltering. The American…

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From The New TV Comedy Show “The Flipside” Hosted By Michael Loftus





Published on Sep 17, 2014

” Comedian Michael Loftus, host of the new TV show “The Flipside” goes on an extended rant about how people who supposedly believe in the upcoming end of the world brought on by global warming primarily seem interested in just making money for themselves.”



HT/ The People’s Cube



   These links will allow you to like “The Flipside” on Facebook , visit host Michael Loftus’ website and subscribe to their Youtube channel if so inclined .


Blake Shelton taps …

Originally posted on Rare:

Are you kidding me? This is so killer!!! It got hot, it went old school and it went country! All 3 of them blew it up but wait until Jimmy’s last song…it is crazy how amazingly he nails it!!! The very last song is a first ever in the Lip Sync Battles which was a great moment too!!!

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Varusteleka – Make Arnold Come




Published on Sep 19, 2014

” We heard that Mr. Schwarzenegger is coming to Finland and we thought it would be epic to get him to visit our store.

Go here and make Arnold come:… “













Mind-Blowing GoPro Photos






Here’s one more teaser …






The Daily Buzz has the other 98 beautiful photos














See our Saturday Steyn post for a better view of the absurdity of the State in raiding barbershops .

Originally posted on Rare:

In 2010, a barbershop in Florida was the site of a full SWAT style raid, while local officers came to check and see if their business license was valid.

The over-the-top display led two employees and the owner of The Strictly Skillz Barbershop sitting in hand cuffs for an hour while police verified their licenses and checked the premise for code violations. This came only days after a more standard inspection had shown there were no violations at the location.

Four years later a federal appeals court has ruled against two of the officers involved in the raid, reaffirming that such force during a routine raid was against the law.

“We have twice held, on facts disturbingly similar to those presented here, that a criminal raid executed under the guise of an administrative inspection is constitutionally unreasonable,”  U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit stated.

“The August 21…

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Uncurrent Events 9.19.14

Today In The Past




1356 – English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers






1559 – 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die

1676 – Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire




1777 – Battle of Freeman’s Farm  or 1st Battle of Saratoga






1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.





1796 – George Washington’s farewell address as president



The Farewell Address Verbatim





1838 – Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake

1848 – Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)

1854 – Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car




1863 – Battle of Chickamauga GA (near ChattanoogabeginsUnion retreat






1873 – Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails, causing a securities panic

1876 – 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

1888 – World’s 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)

1890 – Turkish frigate “Ertogrul” burns off of Japan, kills 540

1893 – NZ is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote

1904 – Gen Nogi’s assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties




1928 – Mickey Mouse’s screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)







1934 – Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby

1940 – Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

1945 – Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”

1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1955 – Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

1955 – Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

1960 – Chubby Checkers’ “Twist” reaches #1

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1970 – “Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres

1972 – A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat

1973 – Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) form

1980 – Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)

1983 – David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp’s find 2^132049-1 prime #

1984 – Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997

1988 – Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance

1989 – Appeals court restores America’s Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US’s use of a catamaran)

1992 – Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

2000 – Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter






1655 – Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1714 – Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)

1737 – Charles Carroll, signed Declaration of Independence

1749 – Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

1754 – John Ross Key, commissioned officer in the Continental Army, judge, lawyer and the father of Francis Scott Key (d. 1821)

1867 – Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

1889 – Ernest Truex, KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers)

1905 – Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)

1907 – Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)

1908 – Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)

1909 – Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (d. 1998)




1911 – William GoldingCornwall Englandnovelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)






1928 – Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)




1931 – Brook Bentonsoul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia)



Rainy Night In Georgia

The Boll Weevil Song

If Only I Had Known

Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes with Dinah Washington





1933 – David McCallum, Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE)

1935 – Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003)

1940 – Bill Medley, Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong)

1941 – “Mama” Cass Elliot, Balt Maryland, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas)

1942 – Freda Payne, American singer and actress




1945 – David BrombergPhilamusician (Demon in Disguise)



It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry            Suffer to Sing the Blues

Maple Leaf Rag                                                                Statesboro Blues / Church Bell Blues

Key To The Highway with Jorma Kaukonen





1946 – Brian Henton, English racing driver

1947 – Tanith Lee, UK, sci-fi author (Don’t Bite the Sun)

1949 – Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)

1952 – Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)

1956 – Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver

1958 – Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways)

1964 – Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift)

1969 – Matthew L Perry, actor (Friends)

1971 – Sanaa Lathan, American actress

1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian




1978 – Michelle AlvesBrazilian supermodel







1979 – Noémie LenoirFrench supermodel and actress








690 – Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 602)

1356 – Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies

1356 – Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle

1356 – Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle

1356 – Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)

1862 – [Lewis] Henry Little, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 45

1863 – Preston Smith, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

1864 – Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

1864 – David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43

1864 – Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35




1881 – James A Garfield20th president (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49







1935 – Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1857)

1942 – Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)

1944 – David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot DFC/VC, dies in battle

1968 – Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62

1973 – Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26

1985 – Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61




1995 – Louis “Mr Bo” Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63



If Trouble Was Money





1995 – Orville Reddenbacher, popcorn magnate , American botanist and businessman (b. 1907)




2004 – Eddie AdamsAmerican photographer (b. 1933)








2004 – Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)

2004 – Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist















Originally posted on Twitchy:

Bingo! Low approval numbers for Obama? Hide those babies!

Yep. Twitchy readers saw that epic one-graphic proof of bootlicking on Tuesday. But there’s more.

Wow. Alas, you’d never know it were you to watch NBC.

More from Hot Air:

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Sarah continues to outsmart the opposition …

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On Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted photos of herself leaving a hot yoga class without makeup. Leaving class, Palin was approached by a paparazzi who took several photos of her in your post-workout sweat.

Knowing the photos would hit the Internet the next morning, Palin took to her Facebook page to beat the paparazzi to the chase, and show the country what she looked like after burning some calories.

“Feel bad for the poor paparazzi hounding outside my truck this morning hoping to capture a tabloid ‘exclusive’ of me coming out of Bikram Hot Yoga. How about we take away their ‘exclusive’ and I’ll give you the photos first, for free!” Palin wrote.

“Yup, here’s what I looked like sans makeup, drowning in sweat when the camera rolled; looking much like a sheepdog, I’d say. No one said workouts were glamorous!”

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With the sacrifices of America’s bravest still fresh in our minds only a day after the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, this video posted a year ago really hits the nail on the head.

There are no words, but the salute and hug says it all.

“At Food City, we honor those people that serve and protect our country, and we know that without the men and women who watch out for us, we would not have any of the luxuries we do,” Food City, the company behind the ad, said in a release. “We are the land of the free because of the brave and we salute you!”

The tagline of the ad was “Celebrating freedom and those who provide it.”

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As we previously reported, Ari Fleischer spent a fair amount of time yesterday recounting his first-hand account of what was happening behind-the-scenes on September 11, 2001. It was both a touching tribute to and an informative history of that tragic day.

And Fleischer’s transparency led to this observation from journalist Sharyl Attkisson, “we still have no idea what commander in chief did Sept. 11, 2012.”

Yes, where was President Obama?

Ms. Attkisson continued:

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A crooked flag pin suits a crooked president

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Apparently they didn’t notice the echo either. But viewers of the president’s befuddled mess of a speech also noticed another peculiarity, which they found super distracting: His crooked American flag pin.

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