Where will be Peyton’s Place?

From Jay Glazer of FoxSports:

 

The Peyton Manning free-agency tour is making its next stop.

Talk of the Town

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (above) was among the former and current NFL stars at an Arizona event all abuzz about Peyton Manning’s impending visit.

FOXSports.com learned that the future Hall of Fame quarterback headed to Arizona for a Saturday night meeting with Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Two of Arizona’s top players – wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and defensive end Darnell Dockett – have lobbied for Manning to join their squad following his release from Indianapolis on Wednesday. The Cardinals currently face an uncertain future at quarterback with John Skelton and Kevin Kolb failing to differentiate himself as a clear-cut starter in 2011.

If the Cardinals sign Manning, Kolb would assuredly be released or traded before being set to collect a $7 million roster bonus on March 17.

Manning’s first free-agent visit came Friday and Saturday with the Broncos in Denver. Miami is considered the other front-runner to land Manning, but there is still the possibility of other franchises making a late push.

As first reported by FOXSports.com, Manning wants to decide by Tuesday where he will sign so he can help recruit other free agents to join him. Having undergone four neck surgeries in a 19-month span, Manning is trying to relaunch his NFL career after missing the 2011 season with the Colts.

Joke of the Day

An astronomer is on an expedition to Darkest Africa to observe a total eclipse of the sun, which will only be observable there, when he’s captured by cannibals.

The eclipse is due the next day around noon. To gain his freedom he plans to pose as a god and threaten to extinguish the sun if he’s not released, but the timing has to be just right.

So, in the few words of the cannibals’ primative tongue that he knows, he asks his guard what time they plan to kill him.

The guard’s answer is, “Tradition has it that captives are to be killed when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky on the day after their capture so that they may be cooked and ready to be served for the evening meal”.

“Great”, the astronomer replies.

The guard continues, though, “But because everyone’s so excited about it, in your case we’re going to wait until after the eclipse.”

Concealed Carry

By: Giacomo

At a time when many liberals are doing their best to remove all guns from the hands of Americans, I was shocked to see two different court cases that upheld concealed carry permits.

In Colorado, the University of Colorado had banned all weapons from the campus. Three students who belonged to Students for Concealed Carry on Campus filed a suit against the university claiming that the university’s ban violated the Concealed Carry Act and provisions in the Colorado Constitution.

A District Court judge dismissed the student’s case. The dismissal was based upon the understanding that the Board of Regents is a statewide authority with its own legislative powers over distinct geographical areas made up of the state’s university system.

The student’s appealed their case to the Colorado Court of Appeals who overturned the District Court’s dismissal. This court ruled that the Concealed Carry Act applied statewide which would include university campuses.

The university and Board of Regents appealed the Court of Appeals ruling and the case then went before the Colorado State Supreme Court. Just a few days ago, the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals ruling. This gives anyone who holds a proper conceal carry permit that right to carry a firearm on the university campus which is a huge victory for pro-gun rights in Colorado.

The second case involved a suit filed by Raymond Woollard who had applied for a conceal carry permit in Maryland and was denied because he couldn’t provide a good and substantial reason to be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Woollard’s suit claimed that the superintendent of the state police and Handgun Permit Review Board were violating the Second Amendment right to bear arms when they forced permit applicants to bear the burden of proof for the need to carry a concealed weapon.

In 2002, a thief that had broken into his home accosted Woollard. When his concealed carry permit came up for renewal, he listed the incident as the reason to carry a concealed weapon. The review board denied his renewal application because he did not prove to them that he was subject to any threat outside the home.

The suit went before Maryland’s US District Court where Judge Benson Everette ruled that the state of Maryland’s attempt to restrict gun ownership was unconstitutional and violated the Second Amendment. In his ruling, Everette wrote,

“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”
At a time it seems that gun ownership is coming under more attacks than ever before, there still seems to be hope for law abiding gun owners.

I’m sure if either of these cases had gone before the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeal that the outcomes would have been different. I applaud these judges for ruling on the Constitution and law and not on the popular liberal agenda as so many other judges have been doing.

Joke van de Dag

Another groaner!

Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent’s dizzy aunt ————————————– Verti Gogh

His brother who ate prunes————————- Gotta Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store —— Stop N Gogh

The grandfather from Yugoslavia —————————– U Gogh

His magician uncle ——————————– Where-diddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin ———————————— A Mee Gogh

The Mexican cousin’s American half-brother ———— Gring Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach ————— Wells-far Gogh

The constipated uncle ————————————- Can’t Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt ——————————– Tang Gogh

The bird lover uncle ————————————– Flamin Gogh

The fruit-loving cousin ————————————– Man Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking —————— Way-to-Gogh

The little bouncy nephew ———————————– Poe Gogh

A sister who loved disco———————————- Go Gogh

And his niece who travels the country in an RV — Winnie Bay Gogh

I saw you smiling . . .. There ya Gogh

You’re not the Boss of Me

The following video is yet more stunning evidence of the current administrations total disregard for the Constitution.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has come out and said that the military will seek international permission before, or even if, they consult Congress.

While responding to Senator Sessions at an Armed Services Committee meeting, Panetta said that “our goal would be to seek international permission” and “whether or not we would want to get permission from the congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.”

So basically, they are saying they have no intention of following the Constitution and seeking Congress’s approval before taking military action?! But they will ask NATO or the troglodytes at the U.N.

Attribution: The Blaze

The Secrets Out

The U.S Air Force’s highly secret unmanned space plane was supposed to stay in space for nine months, but it’s now been there for a year and three days – and no one knows what it’s doing.

The experimental craft has been circling Earth at 17,000 miles per hour and was due to land in California in December.

However the mission of the X-37B orbital test vehicle was extended – for unknown reasons.

The plane resembles a mini space shuttle and is the second to fly in space.

The first one landed last December at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after more than seven months in orbit.

The 29-foot, solar-powered craft had an original mission of 270 days.

The Air Force said the second mission was to further test the technology but the ultimate purpose has largely remained a mystery.

The vehicle’s systems program director, Lieutenant-colonel Tom McIntyre, told the Los Angeles Times in December: “We initially planned for a nine-month mission. Keeping the X-37 in orbit will provide us with additional experimentation opportunities and allow us to extract the maximum value out of the mission.”

However, many sceptics think that the vehicle’s mission is defense or spy-related.

There are rumours circulating that the craft has been kept in space to spy on the new Chinese space station, Tiangong.

However, analysts have pointed out that surveillance would be tricky, since the spacecraft would rush past each other at thousands of meters per second.

And Brian Weeden, from the Secure World Foundation, pointed out to the BBC: “If the U.S. really wanted to observe Tiangong, it has enough assets to do that without using X-37B.”

Last May, amateur astronomers were able to detect the orbital pattern of the first X-37B which included flyovers of North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, heightening the suspicion that the vehicle was being used for surveillance.

Other industry analysts have speculated that the Air Force is just making use of the X-37B’s amazing fuel efficiency and keeping it in space for as long as possible to show off its credentials and protect it from budget cuts.

After all, under budget cuts for 2013 to 2017 proposed by the Obama administration, the office that developed the X-37 will be shut down.

 

According to X-37B manufacturer Boeing, the space plane operates in low-earth orbit, between 110 and 500 miles above earth. By comparison, the International Space Station orbits at about 220 miles.

The current flight launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in March.

Attribution: Ted Thornhill

Joke of the Day

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table three objects:

a Bible,

a silver dollar, and

a bottle of whisky.

“I’ll just hide behind the door,” the old preacher said to himself, “and when he comes home from school this afternoon, I’ll see which object he picks up. If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be! If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a businessman, and that would be okay, too. But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunkard, and, Lord, what a shame that would be.”

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s footsteps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room. He tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects! on the table. With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink.

“Lord have mercy,” the old man whispered, “he’s gonna be a Congressman!”

White = Racist

If you’re outraged by this, there’s something wrong with you!

Who are the real racists here?

A high school basketball team with mostly white players has been accused of racism for chanting ‘USA! USA!’ after winning against a rival school.

The players from Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas yelled the phrase after beating a team from Edison high school made up of minority players.

The winning team’s coach immediately stopped the teenagers chanting the phrase and now the local school district has been forced to apologise.

But many students and local residents have lambasted the response as ‘an overreaction’, taking to the players’ Facebook page to vent their anger:

“As an outsider, and a Hispanic, I’m curious,” Donna Russell wrote. ‘Would any of this be an issue if the opposing team chanted Viva Mexico? I mean, we ALL live in the USA so why was this a bad thing?”

“It seems that the image of the U.S. continues to bow down and apologize every time someone cries “racism ” but when others stand against us it’s ‘Exercising their Freedom’ and no apology is expected.”

Students at the high school pointed out that the chant had been used at other games against schools of non-minority players.

But the San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to the team.

Spokeswoman Leslie Price branded the incident ‘very disrespectful to our students’, KSAT.com reported.

“It is surprising and it’s disappointing to hear that anyone would be out there making those kind of remarks,” she said.

The district’s athletic director Gil Garza, who filed a complaint with the interscholastic league, added: “I appreciate Coach Brewer taking the action he took to stop it.”

 “To be attacked about your ethnicity and being made to feel that you don’t belong in this country is terrible. Why can’t people just applaud our kids? It just gets old and I’m sick of it.”

“Once again, we’re on pins and needles wondering what’s going to happen.”

Students from the rival school said they were ‘very appalled’ and were ‘rubbed the wrong way’ by the comments.

Alamo Heights Superintendent Kevin Brown also apologized.

“We just hope that people know that that’s not who we are and we’re not going to let it happen again,” Brown said.

The school apologized to the district and has banned the students involved from state title games.

Maybe the players should be jailed and charged with hate crimes? That would teach them.

Let’s all  just collectively apologize for being A) White, B) American and because we are white, we are all  C) inherently Racist. Will that do it?

Attribution: Daily Mail

Constitution 101 (3)

Lesson 3: “The Problem of Majority Tyranny”

Study Guide

Overview

America was governed under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 to 1789. Unable to redress the problem of “majority tyranny,” the Articles were abandoned in favor of the Constitution, which created a “more perfect union.”