Weird Al’s Parody of Sports Press Conferences is FANTASTIC

Via The Kicker, whether your team wins or loses, this is what the post-game sports press conference sounds like after the game. Every time.

Pierre Garcon Sues FanDuel on Behalf of Fellow NFL Players

Whoa. One would think both Fanduel and Draft Kings would have secured the rights to use player names and likenesses from the NFLPA.

Via Bleacher Report

Daily fantasy sports website FanDuel is facing more legal problems, as current Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company on behalf of all NFL players.

Bible Verse

Verse of the Day – Ephesians 2:8-9

“8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”Ephesians 2:8-9

Marco Rubio Reflects on CNBC GOP Debate

I have to give Marco Rubio props for 1) staying positive in this interview and 2) telling the truth about, and sticking to his guns about, Hillary Clinton’s lies about the 2012 Benghazi Libya attacks which were exposed during her recent testimony.

The lies are easy to spot, backed up by evidence, yet the media, in this case Charlie Rose, twist the facts to do anything they can to cover it up or dismiss it in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

Google’s Project Loon program should have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year. Click the link in the title to read more.

Newly Elected Speaker Paul Ryan Addresses House of Representatives

ICYMI, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected as the 54th Speaker of the House today replacing John Boehner. Find out more about the election at this link.

What does the Speaker of the House do?

Heritage explains:

Unlike British practice and unlike the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House is the primary legislative leader of the body. As the leader of the majority party, the Speaker declares and defends the legislative agenda of the majority party. However, the Speaker traditionally refrains from debating or voting in most circumstances and does not sit on any standing committees in the House. The Constitution does not state the duties of the Speaker, and the role of the Speaker has largely been shaped by traditions and customs that evolved over time. During much of the nineteenth century, the Speaker possessed enormous power, including the power to appoint members and chairmen of all committees and to control the timing and content of bills brought before the House. But in a Republican revolt against Speaker Joseph Cannon in 1910, the Speaker’s power was reduced, and chairmen came to be appointed primarily by reason of seniority. Thereafter, power within the House was concentrated within the chairmen of the committees until the mid-1970s, when the House restored many of the Speaker’s powers.

The House also elects other officers such as the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chaplain, whereas the Speaker appoints the Historian of the House, the General Counsel, and the Inspector General.