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23
Dec 10

Navy’s seniors begin to think about leave time – Washington Post


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Navy's seniors begin to think about leave time
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IN SAN DIEGO After a practice in advance of Thursday's Poinsettia Bowl against San Diego State, Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo told his players how gratifying this season had been, how being associated with Navy football and this team in
Poinsettia Bowl will go on as scheduledESPN
Navy, San Diego State prepare for a wet Poinsettia BowlLos Angeles Times
Navy Midshipmen @ San Diego State Aztecs: Poinsettia Bowl Free PickLucky Lester Football Picks
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22
Dec 10

No. 15 Baylor cruises to a win over San Diego – Washington Post


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No. 15 Baylor cruises to a win over San Diego
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AP HONOLULU — Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones each scored 14 points, LaceDarius Dunn added 13 and No. 15 Baylor overwhelmed San Diego 83-50 in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Wednesday. The Bears (8-1) had five players
Recap: Baylor vs. San DiegoKansas City Star
To: Baylor FansSB Nation Dallas
COL BKB: Baylor 83, San Diego 50UPI.com
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22
Dec 10

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22
Dec 10

Washington Post Bigotry: Marine Corps Commandant Should Resign, Because He Raised Concerns About DADT?!

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, gave his honest assessment of what the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would mean to the Marine Corps.  Now that it’s passed,  he has said that he will enforce the new law.  But that’s not enough for some on the Left.  Richard Cohen of the Washington Post is calling for his head,  asking for General Amos to resign.  Cohen,  with his full intolerance on display,  says that in voicing his concerns about repealing the law, General Amos was “one step short of being a bigot.”

What did General Amos exactly say about DADT?  Merely that with open homosexuals in the military there might be “distractions” that would sap away combat effectiveness. “Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines’ lives,”  he said, fearing that the repeal of the law would mean more casualties.  ”It’s unit cohesion,”  he said.  ”It’s combat effectiveness.”   General Amos was simply being a good leader in raising these concerns. He was trying to take care of those under his charge and protecting the fighting capabilities of his country.

People like Cohen,  who have never run anything but a keyboard and who’s understanding of “unit cohesion” means standing around the water cooler at the Washington Post,  are the real bigots here. Now that DADT has been repealed,  will the blood-letting of those opposed to its repeal begin?  Never underestimate the intolerance of the Left.


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22
Dec 10

U-Conn. women set NCAA record, win 89th straight – Washington Post


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U-Conn. women set NCAA record, win 89th straight
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The No. 1-ranked Huskies women's basketball team topped the 88-game winning streak set by John Wooden's UCLA men's team from 1971 to '74, beating No. 22 Florida State, 93-62, on Tuesday. Playing with the relentlessness that has become
Huskies set the recordBoston Globe
Connecticut breaks UCLA record with 89th straight victoryLos Angeles Times
UConn gets NCAA-record 89th straight winDetroit Free Press
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21
Dec 10

Rose, Deng lead Bulls to 121-76 rout of 76ers – Washington Post


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Rose, Deng lead Bulls to 121-76 rout of 76ers
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AP CHICAGO — Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 22 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 121-76 on Tuesday night for their eighth win in nine games. Despite missing two big men, Chicago dominated nearly every offensive category
Sixers take a beating in ChicagoPhiladelphia Daily News
Recap: Chicago vs. PhiladelphiaMiamiHerald.com
Rose, Deng lead Bulls to 121-76 rout of 76ersAtlanta Journal Constitution
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21
Dec 10

Washington Redskins focus on the positives at quarterback – Washington Post


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Washington Redskins focus on the positives at quarterback
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The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga, Rick Maese, Dan Steinberg and Jonathan Forsythe break down Rex Grossman's performance in the Redskins' 33-30 loss to Dallas and discuss the team's future prospects at quarterback. The Washington Redskins made many
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21
Dec 10

Jenks, Red Sox complete $12 million, 2-year deal – Washington Post


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AP BOSTON — The Red Sox have spent the offseason shoring up their bullpen, one of Boston's big weaknesses last season when it missed the playoffs for just the second time in eight years. Make no mistake: The closer remains the same.
Yankees and Red Sox pay luxury taxBoston Globe
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21
Dec 10

Washington Post, Hand-In-Glove with CAIR, Try to Silence Team B II

On the heels of “Monitoring America,” a tiresome and finger-wagging piece about local American law enforcement’s efforts to combat terrorism in yesterday’s Washington Post by William Arkin and Dana Preist (something I’ll respond to later and at length here at Big Peace), the Post’s Jeff Stein amplified calls from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) for Attorney General Eric Holder to “review Justice Department policies on the reported use of anti-Muslim extremists to train counterterrorism officials nationwide.”

This effort, including the Washington Post piece that spawned the activism from CAIR, is an attempt to silence experts who speak and write on the threat Shariah poses—as animated by both kinetic terrorists and the more sophisticated pre-violent, institutional efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood—to imperil our national security.

The Washington Post is actually collaborating with CAIR in silencing any criticism of Shariah, enforcing a speech code that is an act itself sanctioned by Shariah. From the Team B II report:

For non-believers, the corollary to the Islamic rule against disclosing anything disadvantageous to Islam is shariah’s prohibition against blasphemy. This requires that infidels refrain from engaging in discussions about Islam that extend beyond what is permitted of them or would give offense to Muslims.

Such suppression of information is invaluable to the shariah enterprise because a straightforward reading of Islamic doctrine lends credence to claims by its adherents to be in the mainstream and orthodox. The current approach enshrined in U.S. national intelligence and security policy, which conforms to shariah blasphemy dictates, has the effect of removing these facts from discovery.

Encouragingly, local and national law enforcement and national security professionals from around the country have been very receptive to briefings by various authors of Shariah: The Threat to America and members of Team B II on the Muslim Brotherhood and the centrality of Islamic law (Shariah) to the enemy’s threat doctrine. In addition to the briefings, thousand of copies of the book continue to be made available to decision-makers, members of the media, law enforcement personnel, and national security professionals.

While Stein’s piece in the Washington Post’s “Spy Talk” blog reports that, “the FBI severed its formal ties in 2008 over CAIR’s ties to the Palestinian group Hamas,” he doesn’t tell you that, in a recent public filing of a sealed court order from July 2009, Federal Judge Jorge Solis reaffirmed the linkage between Hamas and CAIR, both offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood. Of course, many know CAIR as a government-listed unindicted coconspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest and most sweeping terrorism-financing trial in American history. That designation, along with the evidence Judge Solis documents, goes unmentioned by Stein (as it does too often by some television news anchors).

In addition to being named as an unindicted coconspirator in a massive Hamas funding operation, there’s enough evidence to suggest CAIR is operating as an unregistered Foreign Agent of Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Iran and other Islamic countries, promoting the interests of its chief funders in Washington and across America.

For a quote, Stein turns to Nihad Awad—one of the original founders of CAIR, who was a participant in an FBI-taped secret Hamas meeting in Philadelphia that was the genesis of that particular Muslim Brotherhood front:

“The use of ill-informed and agenda-driven ‘experts’ will inevitably result in law enforcement practices that are based on misinformation, not on our nation’s legitimate security needs,” CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a letter to Holder.

How touching that Awad is concerned with America’s national security!

This video below from the Center for Security Policy’s CAIRObservatory—where thousands of documents are archived—make the case that CAIR should register as a foreign agent of Saudia Arabia, the UAE, Iran and other Islamic countries.

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21
Dec 10

Washington Post Bigotry: Marine Corps Commandant Should Resign, Because He Raised Concerns About DADT?!

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, gave his honest assessment of what the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would mean to the Marine Corps.  Now that it’s passed,  he has said that he will enforce the new law.  But that’s not enough for some on the Left.  Richard Cohen of the Washington Post is calling for his head,  asking for General Amos to resign.  Cohen,  with his full intolerance on display,  says that in voicing his concerns about repealing the law, General Amos was “one step short of being a bigot.”

What did General Amos exactly say about DADT?  Merely that with open homosexuals in the military there might be “distractions” that would sap away combat effectiveness. “Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines’ lives,”  he said, fearing that the repeal of the law would mean more casualties.  ”It’s unit cohesion,”  he said.  ”It’s combat effectiveness.”   General Amos was simply being a good leader in raising these concerns. He was trying to take care of those under his charge and protecting the fighting capabilities of his country.

People like Cohen,  who have never run anything but a keyboard and who’s understanding of “unit cohesion” means standing around the water cooler at the Washington Post,  are the real bigots here. Now that DADT has been repealed,  will the blood-letting of those opposed to its repeal begin?  Never underestimate the intolerance of the Left.

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21
Dec 10

Book Review- “Washington- a life”

Elise Cooper for BLACKFIVE.

Ron Chernow’s book, Washington: A life is a thorough view of George Washington from birth until death. Chernow covers a wide range of issues that deal with the First President’s personal life, personality traits, military career, and political career. The reader gains an excellent understanding as to who Washington was and what led him to make certain decisions. Since the book was over 800 pages and Chernow was so widespread with this biography he decided to include such trivial matters as Washington sitting for portraits or the many examples of Washington’s wandering eye.

The most compelling part of the book is when Chernow discusses Washington’s military career. It is eerie how some of Washington’s military actions can be traced to the current wars America is fighting. Take for example his exploits during the French-Indian War. After an Indian guide turned out to be disloyal, instead of executing him as Washington’s companion requested, Washington chose to release him after dark. Because of the fear that the Indian might return with others, Washington and his friend traveled all night to get away from the possible threat. This sounds a lot like what Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell experienced and described in his book, Lone Survivor. After three goat herders came upon the Seal team who were on a reconnaissance mission, they were detained but ultimately released by the Seals. The released herders likely betrayed the team to local Taliban.

Chernow also powerfully relays Washington’s desire to bring the traitor Benedict Arnold to justice as if he were writing a political thriller. He writes it in a suspenseful, fascinating manner how Washington supported a scheme to abduct Arnold from New York City where he had taken refuge. The plan was to kidnap Arnold while he walked in his garden and bring him back to the colonist’s camp. Chernow told blackfive.net that Washington wanted to set an example with Arnold but unfortunately the scheme was foiled.


Throughout the book it is pointed out that General Washington believed and supported the idea of “citizen soldier.” In the biography Washington was quoted after Congress granted the General extraordinary powers, that he was well aware that ‘the sword was the last resort for the preservation of our liberties, so it ought to be the first thing laid aside when those liberties are firmly established…When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.’ Chernow commented to blackfive “Washington had clarity of vision.”

Washington also had the vision to use espionage tactics, including double agents and misinformation. According to Chernow “Washington showed real artistry as a spymaster, and had the foresight to maintain secrecy by committing nothing to paper. He personally supervised the spy network and was the only person to know who were the people involved and the plan.”

For those military buffs this book goes into great detail on the battles of the Revolutionary War and the tactics Washington used. For example during the Delaware Crossing, and the Battle of Long Island the book describes the General as combining speed and flexibility to achieve successful military operations.

There are also tidbits of interesting information that Chernow disseminates throughout the book. He talks about how and why the Purple Heart was established as well as why the Vice President is relegated to a figurehead.

Although this review only concentrated on Washington’s military career the book provides a comprehensive look into Washington’s life. The biography is divided into different parts: Washington’s early life, his military career, the Presidency, and life after being a public servant. It is an insightful and compelling view of America’s First President and as Chernow states “the historic figure he becomes over a period of many years.”

 



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20
Dec 10

Maryland fires Ralph Friedgen after coach refuses to retire – Washington Post


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Maryland fires Ralph Friedgen after coach refuses to retire
Washington Post
Describing the move as a long-term "business decision," Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson on Monday announced the firing of Coach Ralph Friedgen, who has led the program for the past decade.
Ralph Friedgen at a glanceBaltimore Sun
Malzahn a perfect fit at MarylandSportingNews.com
Coach says Red Lion standout still committed to MarylandYorkdispatch.com
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20
Dec 10

Terrapins Insider: Friedgen to be fired after bowl – Washington Post


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Terrapins Insider: Friedgen to be fired after bowl
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By Washington Post editors One month and two days ago, Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson publicly said that Ralph Friedgen would return to coach the Terrapins football team in 2011. Today, he is saying that is not the case.
Excerpts from news conferenceBaltimore Sun
Maryland Fires Football Coach Ralph Friedgen, Begins Search for SuccessorBloomberg
Ralph Friedgen To Receive Buyout; Mike Leach A Replacement CandidateSB Nation
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20
Dec 10

Friedgen fired as Maryland coach – Washington Post


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Friedgen fired as Maryland coach
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AP COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Ralph Friedgen has been fired as Maryland's football coach, effective after the Military Bowl on Dec. 29. The announcement came Monday afternoon by athletic director Kevin Anderson, who said Friedgen would
Leach: 'I would talk to Maryland'Baltimore Sun
Ralph Friedgen To Receive Buyout; Mike Leach A Replacement CandidateSB Nation
Maryland AD to discuss football programKansas City Star
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20
Dec 10

Brewers go all in with trade for Royals’ Greinke – Washington Post


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Brewers go all in with trade for Royals' Greinke
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AP MILWAUKEE — The last time general manager Doug Melvin made a big move that prioritized the present over the future, CC Sabathia carried the Milwaukee Brewers to their first postseason appearance since 1982.
Brewers acquire Greinke from RoyalsBoston Globe
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Greinke goes to MilwaukeeSan Francisco Chronicle
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