CURL: Crowley skews hard for Obama in disastrous presidential debate – Washington Times

CURL: Crowley skews hard for Obama in disastrous presidential debate – Washington Times:

Then Ms. Crowley jumped in to do her own fact-check, on the spot. “It — it — it — he did in fact, sir. … He did call it an act of terror.”

The truth is, he didn’t. The day after the attack, he said only this: “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.” It took another two weeks before the White House would label the attack an act of terror.

[I thought it was tough job until I learned that she controlled the questions as well… what a mess these dabates are. So phony. How is it (according to CNN) that the Democrats have had more speaking time in each debate? 8% in the first Presidential debate, 11% in the this one. Biden got 3% more time. Just an edge given to anyone in office? I can’t find numbers… pathetic.]

Portrait of a young boy and wheels made of clay

Portrait of a young boy and wheels made of clay | Political Insider:

For all those reasons, Douglas intends to keep those three autographed photos of himself as a flag-draped kid. As for the one in my office, it is important to note what happened after that moment was frozen in time.

Not in Armstrong’s world, but the world of Samuel Douglas.

That photo marked him, but did not make him. Since then, his father has taken him and his brothers — he is the oldest of the trio — on charity missions to Honduras and Africa. His mother has insisted that the brothers engage in public service at home. Meals on Wheels, in particular.

Samuel Douglas is an Eagle Scout, and he’s now headed for med school. To become a pediatrician, perhaps. We need more in Georgia.

So that photo will remain in the office, in its place next to Sarah Palin. It still contains heroic possibilities — just not from the man clipped into the pedals. Samuel Douglas has promised to sign it next time he’s in town.

[It’s easy to be cynical. It’s easy to hate. And then there’s folks like Samuel Douglas.]

Lance falling (it’s really about us)

Lance falling « The DYNAMITE! Files:

And we all know the aspects of Armstrong’s story that fascinated us: beating cancer and then beating everyone, a singular character with a single ball. Personally, I loved watching his movements on the bike, swaggering when he was out of the saddle, and the robotic, propulsive, high cadence when he was seated – a contained, measured ferocity. Yet most of the conversations that night weren’t about Armstrong or pro cycling, but about our own, more modest, adventures: where we had been riding, where we planned to ride or race, each of us glimpsing the others’ characters and experience (invariably much greater than mine) by learning about their cycling history.

[And so it remains. Whether you love or hate, care or not, the real gift of cycling is that you can climb on yourself, and sometimes fall off, pick yourself back up and continue. We make our own adventures.]

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