#1 - 87-Year-Old Honored With Ride at Texas Motor Speedway; Dies in Crash
An 87-year-old man who was given an honorary ride around the Texas Motor Speedway to reward him for years of generosity as a blood donor was killed when the car he was riding in crashed.
#2 - Eerie Image Captured in Woods - Deer Stand Camera Snaps Bizarre Animal
A deer hunter captures a spooky image wandering through the Louisiana woods at night.
A hunter near Baton Rouge says he found this freaky photo on his deer stand camera.
The hunting camera was broken but the memory card was still there and so was this bizarre image.
It looks like a cross between a human and an animal, with long slender appendages and glowing eyes.
The hunter says he just hopes it's a vegetarian, if he runs into it in the woods again.
#3 - Pat Robertson: Haiti 'Cursed' By 'Pact To The Devil' (VIDEO)
Televangelist Pat Robertson said Wednesday that earthquake-ravaged Haiti has been "cursed" by a "pact to the devil."
#4 - Tom Hanks' remarks infuriates conservatives
New York (ANI): Actor Tom Hanks has been slammed by conservatives for his remark on how his HBO series
'The Pacific' shows the war as being of racism and terror. Hanks, 53, whose film work had been praised before by conservatives who felt it honoured World War II veterans, is now facing criticism from them over the comment he made while promoting the series.
#5 - Glenn Beck Special Exposes Indoctrination of Your Children by Teachers in Public Schools
Special that exposed the rampant indoctrination of your children by teachers in public schools. We've all known—or at least suspected—that kids in the US have been indoctrinated in public schools for the longest while, but Glenn Beck sought to finally give this crisis its own hour, and boy, was there ever much to talk about! While you're busy at your job, honorably striving to bring home the bacon and take care of your families...the liberals and progressives in these public schools are busy...taking care of your children, washing their little brains for all that they're worth! The reason? Liberals and progressives know that the adults are too smart to fall for their socialist, American history revisionism—provided you're an adult who doesn't vote Democrat—but the kids...oh, the kids are a whole, other story.
#6 - CEO compares Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee in email. Loses big client...
The Tennessean of Nashville reports that Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Walt Baker's e-mail compares the first lady to Tarzan sidekick Cheeta. At the bottom of the e-mail is a photo of Obama, caught in an awkward moment with her lips pursed, and one of a chimpanzee wearing a similar expression.
Baker apologized in an e-mail to Nashville Metro Council members Saturday saying the message was not intended to be malicious but meant as "political humor."
Also on Saturday, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau said it would drop its contract with Baker's marketing firm.
#7 - Student's poster draws Tea Party's ire - Hawaii News
A Kalani High student poster critical of the Tea Party movement drew criticism after a picture of it was posted online. The poster was part of a student project illustrating an example of propaganda.
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The 11th-grade student's poster depicting the "Tea Party Movement" as "evil" has been criticized as unfair after a parent took a photo and sent it to be posted on a mainland website, said Hawaii Tea Party official Marc Hodges.
#8 - Michael Tomasky: Republican Waterloo - We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat.
A huge part of the blame for today's disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans ourselves.
At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama's Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton's in 1994.
Only, the hardliners overlooked a few key facts: Obama was elected with 53% of the vote, not Clinton's 42%. The liberal block within the Democratic congressional caucus is bigger and stronger than it was in 1993-94. And of course the Democrats also remember their history, and also remember the consequences of their 1994 failure..
#9 - Why Boehner is angry -- and Republicans should worry - - Salon.com
What is the reward for acting with courage and principle, confronting the worst slurs, threats of violence, waves of falsehood, major monied interests, and widespread predictions of electoral defeat? As President Obama said in his remarks to the House Democrats on the eve of their vote for healthcare reform, the only certain compensation for doing what is right will be history's judgment. Yet perhaps all the forecasts of doom will prove wrong -- as they so often do in Washington -- and voters will honor lawmakers who finally stood up for the core values of their party.
#10 - Five free Windows utilities you should download
You know me: I love a good freebie. Today I've got five of them for you, all Windows utilities that solve specific problems and/or make life a little easier. Best of all, not one of them will sell out.
Nepotism alert: Some of the links below lead to related posts on my Business Hacks blog--a great (IMHO) source for tools like these as well as everyday tips and tricks for making your workday work better. If you love me like you say you do, you'll bookmark it and visit daily.