COLUMBUS, OH - According to staff at Dusty's Kitchen, the local restaurant's extreme burger challenge, formerly described as "an insurmountable mountain of beef and cheese," has recently been moved down to the regular dinner menu.
"When we first started selling the Colossus Burger, we didn't actually think more than a handful of people would attempt to finish it, but now it's our most popular item," said Dusty's shift manager Rachel Ferguson, referring to the 10-pound tower of hamburger patties, bacon, onion rings, and three kinds of cheese, which also comes with five pounds of french fries and which is reportedly now referred to on the menu simply as "The Classic."
President Obama's speech on Thursday was the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America. For the first time, a president stated clearly and unequivocally that the state of perpetual warfare that began nearly 12 years ago is unsustainable for a democracy and must come to an end in the not-too-distant future. read more
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Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) said on Tuesday that federal aid to tornado-ravaged parts of his home state will be "totally different" than a Hurricane Sandy aid bill he voted against late last year. read more
As frantic rescue missions continued in Oklahoma following the catastrophic tornadoes that ripped through the state, residents who lost homes and businesses will likely turn to the federal government for emergency disaster aid. The state's senators, Republicans Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, are fiscal hawks who have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers federal disaster relief. Last year, Inhofe and Coburn both backed a plan to slash disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. read more