• Twins could trade Escobar regardless of standings
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    Twins could trade Escobar regardless of standings Fans will get to see if the Minnesota Twins truly can hang over their next nine games. Starting Thursday, the Twins will see starting pitchers Jose Quintana (8.7 K/9, 2.47 K/B), Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in last start against Twins), Corey Kluber (11 K/9, 4.71 K/BB), Josh Tomlin (9.33 K/BB), Chris Sale (12.2 K/9), Drew Pomeranz (10.4 K/9), Rick Porcello (4.72 K/BB), David Price (BOS 3-1 in his four June starts) and Jason Vargas (200 ERA+). All those games are on the road. This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com, a community of foul-mouthed, sports…
    Written on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:25 in News & Information
  • Opinion: Republicans would have been better off losing the Presidential Election
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    You might be wondering how Republicans could be better off than owning a majority in both houses of Congress and occupying the White House. Well, they could do it longer. If Georgia’s 6th Congressional district, and even more surprisingly, South Carolina's fifth, are any indication, the Republicans are in for rude awakening in 2018 and 2020. While Republican Karen Handel won the election, Democrat Jon Ossoff made us all pay attention to a district that’s been nothing but red since Apocalypse Now and Alien were in theaters. While it’s highly unlikely the Democrats win three of the eight Republican Senate…
    Written on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 04:25 in News & Information
  • Gentrification is the old gerrymandering
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    Gentrification is the old gerrymandering The United States Supreme Court will rule on partisan gerrymandering for the first time since 2004, deciding whether Wisconsin Republicans drew electoral district lines with the unfair intent of strengthening their political presence in the state. Gill v. Whitford will be heard by the Supreme Court in the fall and could result in a ruling that will set the boundaries for drawing electoral district boundaries. The case at hand is pretty straightforward. While 51 percent of Wisconsin voters were Democrats in 2012, Republicans won 60 of the 99 seats in the state’s Congress. Republicans say that’s because Democrats have the…
    Written on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:36 in News & Information
  • Alex Jones vs. Megyn Kelly Part II
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    Alex Jones vs. Megyn Kelly Part II The interview has finally aired. Last week I snarkily wrote about all the speculation of what was going to be said / unsaid in the interview. Alex Jones claimed that Kelly was going to edit the interview to make him look bad. Jones, going so far as to challenge NBC to release the unedited interview (they probably won’t) which led Alex to claim he has a recording of the entire interview and if NBC does not release the full thing -- he will! To my knowledge, he hasn’t. Well, anyway, we have now seen the interview. Alex Jones Of 'Infowars,'…
    Written on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:49 in News & Information
  • Paul Ryan Helped Open the Gates to the Wolves!
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    Paul Ryan Helped Open the Gates to the Wolves! The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of the GCN Live newsroom. A guest editorial follows. “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful… to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.” –George Orwell This week, before jumping on the radio to now 80 affiliates in the United States alone as well as broadcasting into 53 other countries, I heard House Speaker Paul Ryan, playing off of Donald Trump, talking of his care of securing the American people from illegal immigrants and any other possible terror attacks…
    Written on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:16 in News & Information
  • What Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods means for you
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    What Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods means for you Amazon is attempting to monopolize retailing with its acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. While Amazon started as a business unreliant upon brick-and-mortar locations, it is now realizing the products and services the company can offer is limited to the locations of its warehouses. The company even has actual bookstores now. For instance, While Amazon’s Prime Pantry service allows customers to purchase non-perishables online and have them delivered to their front doors, Amazon does not have the ability to connect customers with fresh food, which is where the more than 400 Whole Foods stores comes in. Food Prices will…
    Written on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 00:16 in News & Information
  • 3 ways to pay less rent despite housing budget cuts
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    3 ways to pay less rent despite housing budget cuts This is the second of a series of articles about how the impoverished American can overcome proposed budget cuts by utilizing other services and methods. Donald Trump’s proposed budget would cut funding that provides low-income Americans with affordable housing. Specifically, the $3-billion Community Development Block grant program would be cut entirely. Of that $3 billion, 70 percent must be used to benefit low- or moderate-income persons. It prevents or eliminates “slums or blight” and addresses “community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for…
    Written on Monday, 19 June 2017 17:33 in News & Information
  • Sunday Night Showdown: Alex Jones vs. Megyn Kelly
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    Sunday Night Showdown: Alex Jones vs. Megyn Kelly Hello friends! Today we gaze into the future and condemn and / or condone an interview that none of us has even seen (or heard). Everyone else is doing it. We might as well too! I promise I will try not to eye roll too hard at all the future gazing. (I failed to do that. I eye roll, a lot). So what’s the deal? Who’s involved? Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly. Alex Jones is a controversial figure to say the least. Plenty has been written about him. He hated the Clintons and so lefty’s hated him. Then he hated…
    Written on Friday, 16 June 2017 19:50 in News & Information
  • Minnesota Twins' Jose Berrios can learn from Ervin Santana's bad starts
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    In a prior post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don't believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who's swinging them, and that's what makes an ace. We'll get a good indication of Berrios's development on Thursday at noon against a hot Mariners lineup that roughed up Ervin Santana, Wednesday. This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com, a community for foul-mouthed, sports broadcasters providing commercial-free play-by-play…
    Written on Thursday, 15 June 2017 07:25 in News & Information
  • Rep. Scalise in Critical Condition: What is “Critical?"
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    Rep. Scalise in Critical Condition: What is “Critical?" Wednesday morning, Rep. Steve Scalise and 5 others were gunned down during a baseball practice at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, VA while they were prepping for a charity event that was to be held the next day. Reports say Rep. Scalise was “shot in the hip” and “shot in the calf”, but had been stable upon initial treatment in the hospital. Currently we are told by MedStar Washington Hospital Center at approx. noon PT, that the House Majority Whip “was critically injured and remains in critical condition.” Rep. Mo Brooks who was at the scene, removed his…
    Written on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:28 in News & Information