GM has revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at the 2013 North American International AutoShow (NAIAS) in Detroit to much fanfare.
The seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, the C7, has been redesigned from the ground up and features bold new styling. GM says the new Corvette shares only two parts with its predecessor.
GM says the new carbon-fibre-happy Corvette will be powered by a 6.2-litre direct-injection V8 that will output an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. GM claims a zero-to-60 time of less than four seconds. All this, GM says, while being the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever.
Somehow I doubt wife will let me buy one!
Okay, about the only reason to go bare. Which I don’t like much on women.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released its latest batch of Head Start data, revealing, once again, that its students are receiving far less than a “head start.”
The study, which was finally released the weekend before Christmas after more than a year’s delay, examines the third-grade outcomes of two groups of Head Start students: those who began the program at age three and another who began at age four.
In 2010, HHS released a similar report looking at first-grade outcomes. Both studies show similar results: Not only does Head Start have no impact on children’s academic outcomes, but it also has little to no impact on other measures of child well-being and, in some cases, even has some negative impacts.
In a newly released paper, Heritage’s Lindsey Burke and David Muhlhausen discuss the findings, summarized as follows:
Mark Levin Goes Off On ‘Tyranny’ Under Obama’s ‘Imperial Presidency’ To Fox’s Megyn Kelly
Conservative radio host Mark Levin appeared Fox News’ America Live this afternoon to discuss how his “fury” over President Obama‘s “tyranny” in his use of executive orders.
“He keeps telling us he won re-election,” Levin said of the president. “Congratulations! But guess what, the Constitution wasn’t up for election, it wasn’t for a referendum,” he continued, before rattling off the list of ways he believes the president has expanded his office into an “imperial presidency,” including “unilateral action” on immigration, the tax implications of ObamaCare, “attacks on religious liberty,” and the potential use of executive order on gun control.
Read it all HERE.
America Loses Another War!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Cut it anyway you want, parse it anyway you choose, and the plain truth remains — America has lost the war in Afghanistan. This loss comes right on the heels of the lost war in Iraq.
Here’s the President’s mealy mouthed “apology ” for cutting and running in Afghanistan: “So, you know, I think that, have we achieved everything that some might have imagined us achieving in the best of scenarios? Probably not. You know, there’s a human enterprise, and you know, you fall short of the ideal,”
Well, now. I suppose it just makes everything all right for those veterans permanently injured from that war, right?
Look. The war in Afghanistan was mismanaged almost from the beginning. I say “almost” because the public intent of the invasion of Afghanistan was to destroy the Taliban and a disrupt AL-Qaeda (in Afghanistan) so they could no longer train and mount attacks on the US from Afghan soil. Personally, I was OK with that. I felt it needed to be done.
BUT. Then it became something else entirely. It became a mission in “Nation Building” at which the US absolutely sucks!
As you may have gathered, if you regularly follow this scribe’s ranting, I hate the idea of nation building — especially when it is done by the US military whose mission should ALWAYS be to kill people and break things. And when they are NOT killing people and breaking things they ought to be training to kill people and break things so as to maintain their edge, to be sharp and leaning forward, ready to bring America’s hammer down on any enemy, or would be enemy, at a moment’s notice.
Again another awesome piece of writing! Go for the entirety HERE>
Awesome view from a toilet!
Doctors euthanize deaf Belgian identical twins who could not bear to go blind
Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws.
The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding out that they would soon go blind. They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each other again.
The twins had spent their entire lives together, sharing a flat and working as cobblers.
The Three Stooges and their ladies
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