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Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

Posted on 01 March 2012 by Ed Z

Shock.  Grief.  The conservative movement lost a very powerful voice today.  While I’m sure someone will pick up the flag, Andrew Breitbart will never be replaced.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

A quote from his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Today, we are all Andrew Breitbart.

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2012 NHL Trade Deadline

2012 NHL Trade Deadline

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Ed Z

The NHL Trade Deadline.  For me it is one of the most exciting days in sports because there is always a lot of buildup towards potential blockbuster deals.  Most of the time the day doesn’t live up to the hype, but the potential is there and I think that’s what draws so many fans in.

The biggest name out there is Rick Nash, the power forward from Columbus.  Rangers fans like myself are particularly interested since his name has been linked with the Rangers for weeks now.  If you’d like a recap of all that I suggest visiting Kevin DeLury’s New York Rangers Blog.  I’m going to try and highlight all the deals that go down today.  You can also monitor activity at TSN”s Trade Center.

Update 3:22pm EST- And that’s a wrap folks.  Once again a lot of talk but no real action.  The Rangers made one move to add some punch to their blueline but that’s it.

Update 3:05pm EST- Looks like the Carter trade last week was the blockbuster of the season.

Update 2:12pm EST- Things starting to roll now.  Buzz is the NYR are pushing hard for Rick Nash.

Update 2:02pm EST- Look a real trade!  Sort of.

Update 12:50pm EST- Finally another trade.  But yawn factor 10.


Update 11:50am EST-  Thinking I need to make a comment on the slow progress.  It seemed to help last time.  Names in play: Rick Nash, Thomas Vokoun, PA Parenteau, Johnny Oduya, Brandon Dubinsky, Roman Hamerlik, Paul Gaustad.

Update 10:22am EST-  First trade of the day?

 

Update 10:17am EST – Very quiet so far.  Is this the calm before the storm or has the storm fizzled out?

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Kiss My Grits

Kiss My Grits

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Michelle

I was so excited to have a good southern brunch with my husband.  Our sneaky way to celebrate Valentines Day the weekend before it happens.  That way we don’t have to deal with the overpriced, prefixed, terrible food that Valentines Day usually produces.

Having a craving for something with country style breakfast food led me to find Seersucker in Carroll Gardens.  Chef Robert Newton formerly of Tabla, Aquavit, and Le Cirque opened this small place with locally driven southern food.  Mainly from Carroll Street Green Market directly across the street.  Sounds great right?

The restaurant has a clean modern design with reclaimed barn wood and vintage light fixtures.  The tables are small, so be careful not to knock someones collard greens off the table when trying to sit down (like I almost did).

We started with bloody marys.  I always say, its not a good bloody mary unless you can chew on it, and theirs were perfect.  Mine had pickled crawdads, and both had just the right amount of horseradish.

The menu for brunch was simple and gave a great variety of sweet and savory to choose from.  I absolutely had to have the pimento cheese grits.  They were delicious, with bacon and a perfectly poached egg to break into my grits.  I was a very happy girl!  Regardless of the oily, overdressed salad that accompanied the meal.  I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy.  My husband and I shared an order.  They were definitely our favorite part of the meal.  Considering his country style pork hash was quite dull, and under seasoned.  Thankfully, the eggs and biscuits saved him.

Overall it was good food, but not WOW food.  The service was excellent.  But somehow there was a certain lack of homeyness that good country food needs.

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My browser’s faster than your browser.

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My browser’s faster than your browser.

Posted on 14 February 2012 by Chris

Well, it’s official – the fastest web browser (out of the 4 major browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera) is…

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Andrew Breitbart at CPAC

Andrew Breitbart at CPAC

Posted on 11 February 2012 by Ed Z

Via Hot Air

“Racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.”

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Nature Defies Science

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Nature Defies Science

Posted on 08 February 2012 by Ed Z

They told us the science is settled.  They told us the opinion is fact.  They told us back in 2008 we had 10 years to make changes to our lives or we’ll have gone too far to ever come back from the brink of total disaster.  The climate crisis.

It seems now that nature has other plans.

The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.

The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.

Wait, how can this be?  I thought the science was settled but now you’re telling me the scientists are stunned?  Well this must just be an isolated incident right?  Oh.

Nearly 230 billion tons of ice is melting into the ocean from glaciers, ice caps, and mountaintops annually—which is actually less than previous estimates, according to new research by scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

If the amount of ice lost between 2003 and 2010 covered the United States, the whole country would be under one-and-a-half feet of water, or it’d fill Lake Erie eight times, researchers say. Ocean levels worldwide are rising about six hundredths of an inch per year, according to researcher John Wahr.

While vast quantities of ice melting into the ocean is not exactly good news, Wahr says, according to his team’s estimates, about 30 percent less ice is melting than previously thought.

So their estimates were wrong by 30% and we’re supposed to just shrug and say “tax me anyway”?  Typically, in the real world, if your estimates are off by 30% you get fired.  But the science is settled.  Move along.

 

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New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

New York Giants win Super Bowl XLVI

Posted on 05 February 2012 by Ed Z

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Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

Posted on 11 September 2010 by Ed Z

I struggle to find the words that express how I feel about September
11.  In many ways I think I subconsciously reject finding those words,
because they may just bring back the pain that I’ve long struggled to cope with.

This quote though, reminds me of how I felt watching the horrors of the day.

We stand, as it were, on the shore, and see multitudes of our fellow
beings struggling in the water, stretching forth their arms, sinking, drowning,
and we are powerless to assist them.
  -Felix Adler

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Memorial Day, 2010

Memorial Day, 2010

Posted on 30 May 2010 by Ed Z

“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to
the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” — General Logan – May 5, 1868

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