Archive for June 7th, 2016

Republican state senator from Iowa becomes first elected official to boycott GOP over Donald Trump

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016:

“If Mr Trump is the nominee, he becomes the standard bearer for a party that’s on the verge of breaking apart. He simply cannot unify the GOP. If there is a profound split, I’ll gladly re-join Republicans who are dedicated to equality and justice for all, and let Mr Trump lead his supporters over the cliff,” he said. Later in the day, Mark Kirk, a Republican senator from Illinois, also broke ranks and said he could not endorse Mr Trump, calling his remarks “dead wrong” and “un-American.” “I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for president,” Mr Kirk […] Read More →

Southern California highway covered in onions after wreck

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016:

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A multivehicle crash left a Southern California highway covered in onions. The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1UDUZJd) reports a truckload of onions spilled at midmorning Tuesday on the westbound side of Interstate 10 in Yucaipa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles. Two other vehicles were also involved. The California Highway Patrol says the truck driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All lanes reopened shortly before 3 p.m. ___ Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com Read the full article from the author… Read More →

SEC’s Move to Clear the Air on Instant Replay Feeds Fans’ Cloud of Suspicion

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016:

SANDESTIN, Fla. — The first questions raised about the new collaborative instant replay process that the Southeastern Conference will implement for the 2016 football season were perhaps inevitable. And they were not so much questions as a fully formed, wild-eyed conspiracy theory: Would the conference, some fans were already asking, use the system to safeguard what is most important for the league: its ability to play in the College Football Playoff? Welcome to the SEC, where even the most meticulously planned change to help get calls right carries with it tinges of uncertainty and suspicion, even months before its first […] Read More →

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