Daily Archives: March 24, 2012

NASCAR: RACE LINEUP Auto Club 400

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin in August 2007 at B...
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin in August 2007 at Bristol Motor Speedway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RACE LINEUP
Auto Club 400 | Auto Club Speedway
March 25, 2012 | Race 5 of 36

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 186.403 38.626 Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 185.533 38.807 -0.181
3 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 185.533 38.807 -0.181
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 185.510 38.812 -0.186
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Quaker State 185.510 38.812 -0.186
6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 185.328 38.850 -0.224
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 185.199 38.877 -0.251
8 20 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General 185.195 38.878 -0.252
9 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 185.185 38.880 -0.254
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Jimmie Johnson Foundation 185.123 38.893 -0.267

See 11-43 at NASCAR.com

Wisconsin: 25 Journalists Caught Signing Walker Recall, No Bias Here?

Gannett Logo used until March 2011.
Gannett Logo used until March 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So some who work at Gannett signed the petition to recall Scott Walker.

Journalists erred in signing Walker recall petitions
11:00 PM, Mar. 23, 2012

In this politically charged climate, Wisconsin residents have gotten caught up in state politics with an intensity not seen in decades.

It’s an issue this newspaper has covered extensively, including Sunday, when the Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team broke a story exposing 29 circuit court judges who signed the petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker.

Our journalists are expected to provide you with the clearest picture of the news as it develops — with objectivity and impartiality. And, as readers, you must be able to trust that your newspaper is providing you the most complete picture, without bias of any kind.

In the interest of full transparency, we are informing readers today that 25 Gannett Wisconsin Media journalists, including seven at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, signed the recall petition. It was wrong, and those who signed the petition were in breach of Gannett’s principles of ethical conduct.

A number of the journalists told their editors they did not consider signing the petition a political act. They equated it to casting a ballot in an election. But we do not make that distinction.

Read more at the Green Bay Press Gazette

One, we commend Gannett for first admitting that some do have a bias in their company and second, holding their employees responsible for their actions.  We are not sure if anything will ever happen to the 25 but it looks good in print. You can read above that the 25 are kicking and shouting that they did no wrong. Typical liberals.

We can now wonder if the media in T V and local print signed the Walker recall.  Having I Verify The Recall is such a good thing to have.

If the people in the media would just be honest, we could deal with their bias. It is when they say they are not bias and then get caught red handed.

There is bias in the media and that will never change. People do have a right to not buy newspapers and not watch certain T V stations.

President Obama’s Teleprompter Stuck In Repeat Mode

Obama-6th-Grade-Teleprompter
Obama-6th-Grade-Teleprompter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seems the president keeps repeating the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

Danish TV Host Mocks Obama for His Rhetoric
“Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter’s keyboard.”
4:23 PM, MAR 23, 2012

Thomas Buch-Andersen, host of the Danish TV show Detektor, mocked President Obama’s political rhetoric in a recent episode. “Obama used a metaphor from boxing to explain Denmark’s role in the world,” says Buch-Andersen, introducing the segment.

He then roles the tape. “That’s fairly typical of the way that Danes have punched above their weight in international affairs,” President Obama says at a press availability in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark.

“It’s nice to be praised,” Buch-Andersen remarks. “We punch harder than our weight class would suggest. But how much should we read into his words? According to Obama, are we doing any better than, say, the Norwegians?”

The TV host again turns to the tape, this time showing President Obama in the Oval Office with Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg. “I’ve said this before, but I want to repeat: Norway punches above its weight,” Obama says.

Obama says the same thing to three other countries heads of state. Read here at the Weekly Standard.

Will you see this in the U.S. Press? Not likely. So the question is, does the president repeat the same thing to every head of state he talks to or is the teleprompter stuck in repeat mode?

Ann Arbor: Cougars Spotted At University Of Michigan

North Amerian Cougar
North Amerian Cougar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Strange things can be seen on campus.

Cougars reported at University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 23 (UPI) — Police at the University of Michigan said officers were unable to find any trace of a pair of suspected cougarsreported near campus.

University police said a caller around 8:30 a.m. Thursday reported spotting a tan cougar near the North Campus along Hubbard Road and responding officers were unable to find tracks or any other sign of the animal, The Detroit News reported Friday.

Police said a second caller around 3:30 p.m. reported a black cougar-like animal in the same area, but officers were again unable to find any trace of the reported feline.

Read more at UPI

Wonder if it was after a party?

Harry Houdini Born On This Day In 1874.

Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, young Harry Houdini moved with his family to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed he was born. Fascinated with magic, he began

Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

performing and drew attention for his daring feats of escape. In 1893, he married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner, who became his onstage partner as well. Houdini continued performing escape acts until his death in 1926.

Magician, escape artist. Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. One of seven children born to a Jewish rabbi and his wife, Erich moved with his family as a child to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed he was born. When he was 13, Erich moved with his father to New York City, taking on odd jobs and living in a boarding house before the rest of the family joined them. It was there that he became interested in trapeze arts

Read more at Biography