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rob! 1
[A]t least 114,000 troops got bad discharges for being gay in the years before "don't ask, don't tell." But many of them don't even know they're eligible to correct their records and get benefits like VA health care or home loans.
An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine

Quil Lawrence, January 06, 2014

Hal Faulkner is 79 years old and he's already lived months longer than his doctors predicted…

Faulkner joined the Marines in 1953, and served in the Philippines. In 1956, he got kicked out with an "undesirable discharge" for being gay. His military papers said "homosexual" on them, quite an obstacle in the 1950s.

Still, Faulkner moved on, and had a successful career in sales.

A few years ago, when he got diagnosed with terminal cancer, Faulkner contacted his family about a dying wish…

Posted by rob! on January 6, 2014 at 8:47 AM · Report this
Bauhaus I 2
Liz Cheney dropped her run for the Senate because the people of Wyoming realized that there was no barrel's bottom she wouldn't scrape to appeal to the whack-o right - no matter whom she insults. In fact, the whole Cheney family seems to me to live in a hypocritical little town called Dysfunction Junction.

Health issues, my ass. But isn't that charming?
Posted by Bauhaus I on January 6, 2014 at 9:15 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 3
New Orleans v. Seattle on Saturday...mid-40s and raining. The Vegas line right now is New Orleans +7.5, with the over/under at 48.

Thoughts, predictions, unsupported internet-macho trash talk?

Betting wise, I would take New Orleans and the under.

But this is Seattle's game to lose.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on January 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM · Report this
Jaymz 4
Thanks for that link to The Guardian about the NFL Wild Card games as written by a Brit: Fabulous word-smithing and the kind of sports writing that seems to have been lost (plus, love the term "interval" in place of "half time").
Posted by Jaymz on January 6, 2014 at 9:28 AM · Report this
seatackled 5
I heard about Liz Cheney dropping out last night, but when I saw the headline here, I initially thought it say she was dropping her Satanic bid.
Posted by seatackled on January 6, 2014 at 9:34 AM · Report this
I hear Dick shot her in the face.
Posted by DOUG. on January 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
@6 - Save it for the slashfic, buddy.
Posted by MacCrocodile on January 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 8

They always knew that. She always trailed in the polls. Wyoming already has two reliable Republican Senators. Why do they need some entitled carpetbagger who thinks she can get by on her family name?
Posted by keshmeshi on January 6, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
I don't buy the Eusebio article premise that "it is commonplace, today, for the football fortunes of European nations to depend heavily on African players". The racial makeup of euro nations has changed over the ~50 years since Eusebio's heyday. The players issued from immigration are very important to European national teams but almost all of them are now born, and formed in Europe, which is different from Eusebio and his team mates' cases. Interestingly, several African teams are mostly composed of players born and trained in Europe. African athletes have brought something special to the world of sport but their success in Euro soccer has more to do with socio-economics similar to that of NBA players (or Austrian skiers for that matter).
Posted by anon1256 on January 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM · Report this
venomlash 10
@9: African players can achieve all sorts of success and fame, and racist fans will still throw bananas at them.
Posted by venomlash on January 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM · Report this
@Ms. Clement,

Say, Ms. Clement, have you ever thought about applying to either CNN or CBS News?

They are really on the look out for people like you, individuals absolutely clueless about news content.

In fact, CNN recently fired a wonderful lady journalist for attempting to report what was really going on in Bahrain, so they have a female newsy opening!

With their viewership plummeting downwards by 50% or greater, they need doods like you to keep them going into the wilderness of non-viewership!
Posted by sgt_doom on January 6, 2014 at 12:16 PM · Report this
JonnoN 12
@11 how bout you start your own blog.. we'll all be right over.
Posted by JonnoN on January 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM · Report this

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