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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| July 29, 2016 | 161 Comments

This weekend’s open thread is brought to you by Hack Stone; July 29…is what we at Stately Manor refer to Frank Stallone Eve. In case you did not know, Frank Stallone was born on July 30, 1950. Some may consider him to be the Lesser Stallone, but this triple threat (actor, singer, songwriter) is head […]

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You Ain’t Gonna Believe This Sh . . . .

You Ain’t Gonna Believe This Sh . . . .

| July 29, 2016 | 58 Comments

Looking for something to watch tomorrow night? Well, if you can’t find anything else you could tune in to Fox at 8PM. There you’ll be able to watch a man make a jump from an aircraft. From 25,000 feet. With no parachute, no reserve – and no wingsuit. He’s going to attempt to land in […]

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Gregory Allen pleads guilty

Gregory Allen pleads guilty

| July 29, 2016 | 33 Comments

More than a year ago, we first wrote about Gregory Allen who pretended to be a wounded Marine in Marin County, California when he was busted by our buddy, Dan Noyes at KGO ABC7. Dan reports that, after pleading not guilty last year, Allen changed his plea to guilty yesterday in exchange for a sentence […]

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Robert “Bob” Leroy Rogers; phony dead POW

Robert “Bob” Leroy Rogers; phony dead POW

| July 29, 2016 | 35 Comments

The Panama City News Herald tells the story of Robert “Bob” Leroy Rogers who told an elderly neighbor and Air Force veteran that he had been incorrectly listed as deceased from his time in communist POW camps in Vitnam and how he’d used that status to fight against drug lords in Central America, because only […]

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USS Harvey Milk

USS Harvey Milk

| July 29, 2016 | 145 Comments

We told you more than four years ago that Ray Mabus had run out of names of heroic former Navy/Marine Corps folks for ships’ names and he was considering naming one after gay rights icon Harvey Milk. Well, USNI News reports that day is here; The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the […]

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5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan

5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan

| July 29, 2016 | 5 Comments

Our buddy, Kristina Wong at The Hill writes that 5 special forces soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan during “partnered operations with Afghan special operators in the southern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar” against ISIS (not Taliban) troops. The wounds were not serious and two of the soldiers have returned to their units; “They are in good […]

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Erickson’s got his Bill/Beer goggles on

Erickson’s got his Bill/Beer goggles on

| July 29, 2016 | 16 Comments

The most irritating member of the #NeverTrump bunch, due in equal parts to his bully pulpit and his propensity for self-promotion, Erick Erickson, former editor of RedState.com, the self-ordained Saint Erick of Pure Conservatism, lost no time in using Bill Clinton’s convention speech to take another shot at Donald Trump. While swooning like a White […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| July 29, 2016 | 6 Comments

A homeowner in Buffalo, Missouri, encountered an intruder in his home. According to the police, “There were actions that were taken that would’ve made [the homeowner] feel definitely threatened…The homeowner was confronted by an individual and a shooting ensued.” So, by the time the police arrived at the rural location, the intruder was DRT (dead […]

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