Jeff Harper

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Did Chi Chi Rodriguez pull off the best golf blooper of all time?

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p>Chi Chi Rodriguez made a guest appearance on Golf Channel's Big Break NFL Puerto Rico. He wound up learning a painful lesson: golf can be a contact sport.<p>Rodriguez attempted the show's notorious glass break challenge, but his ball ricocheted off the apparatus and appeared to hit the …

Hope on the high plains

It's a 1976 Chinook. Bryan Stevens bought it from his parents, who bought it from his grandparents. There were countless camping trips in the Chinook, the interior of which still sports a Griswolds-in-Hell motif of wood paneling and green shag carpet.<p>"If we lose I'm heading back to Cheyenne …

Sarah Palin, Richard Cohen and today’s sad, sad GOP

<b>Sarah Palin, Richard Cohen (AP/Carolyn Kaster/CNN)</b><p>On their planet, it’s not racist to compare the national debt to slavery, or “gag” at seeing an interracial couple<p>Joan Walsh<p>November 12, 2013 10:06pm (UTC)<p>I’m getting a lot of attention, even outside the wingnut blogosphere, for explaining on MSNBC …

Samsung and Intel find 36 more companies to back Tizen, their Android competitor

Open source Linux-based operating system Tizen is now in partnership with 36 companies including eBay, Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, and The Weather Channel. The deal was announced by the Tizen Association, which says it aims to broaden support for the OS.<p>The operating system is born from the ashes of …

5 ways the super rich are betraying America

This small group of takers is giving up on the country that made it possible for them to build huge fortunes<p>Paul Buchheit<p>November 5, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As they accumulate more and more wealth, the very rich have less need for society. At the same time, …

10 worst right-wing statements of the week — celebrity quack edition

<b>Actress and comedienne Suzanne Somers (AP)</b><p>Vaccine truther and Wall Street Journal “expert” Suzanne Somers has decided Obamacare is a socialist Ponzi scheme<p>Janet Allon<p>November 5, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Some really crazy things came out of the mouths of the frothing right wing this week --<p><b>1. Suzanne Somers</b> …

Target's trading $200 gift cards for any working iPad, even first generation tablets

Still kicking around a first generation iPad? Quit it. That tablet is bulky, old and four generations out of date. We know, new hardware is expensive - but Target is making it pretty hard <i>not</i> to upgrade. Until November 9th, the big box retailer is offering $200 in store credit for <i>any</i> iPad, …

The Most Important Election Today Is A Race In Alabama That Shows The Civil War Inside The GOP

Out in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is set to win reelection over Democratic candidate Barbara Buono by a sizeable margin. Many commentators believe that Christie has spent the last few days aiming his message not at New Jersey residents, but at Republicans throughout the country in …

Republicans

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

HTC predicts a challenging holiday season with shrinking revenues

Following last month's unaudited disclosure that HTC had its first ever unprofitable quarter since going public, the company today confirmed it slumped to a $102 million loss for the third quarter of 2013. HTC co-founder and CEO Peter Chou says the company "delivered good progress" this quarter, …

If I Like It, You Can Keep It

The president misspoke: What he meant to say, a hundred or so times, was: “If I like your insurance, you can keep it.” You may like your insurance, …

Health Care

Obama’s Catastrophic Victory

Years ago John McPhee wrote a great book about Bill Bradley called “A Sense of Where You Are.” I keep thinking about that title. You have to know where you are in time and space, you have to know who you are and what you’re doing, you have to be able to <i>locate</i> the moment and reorient yourself within …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Potential Senate candidate David Barton explains how abortion caused climate change

<b>(Screenshot, YouTube)</b><p>“We opened a door that lost God’s protection over our environment,” said the Christian historian<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 4, 2013 6:16pm (UTC)<p>The disastrous effects of global warming are most certainly man-made, said Christian historian David Barton. No, not because we've been …