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  • Pitmaster Award. An annual award for the best values in a category of grills and smokers. Pitmaster Award.
  • Gold Medal. Among the best of its type in its price category. A strong buy recommendation.
  • Silver Medal. A fine product among the best in its price category with only minor shortcomings. Recommended for purchase if a Gold Medal is not available.
  • Bronze Medal. A good product, better than average, but may be lacking compared to higher rated products. Worth considering if you cannot find or afford a Gold or Silver Medal.
  • Not Recommended. A product that we think is a poor choice.
  • Not Judged Yet. A product that may be award caliber, but we do not know enough about it yet to give it an award.


Ratings & Reviews Of 500 Grills, Smokers, Pizza Ovens, Hog Roasters, And More

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ABC’s Matthew Dowd Slams Brett Kavanaugh…AND Clarence Thomas


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ABC News political analyst and former George W. Bush camapign official Matthew Dowd decided not to wait until Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Instead, Dowd not only hammered the current nominee, but he also reached all the way back to 1991 and stated that Clarence Thomas has at least one thing in common with Kavanaugh: They’re both “sexual predators.”

The clash began in a tweet from Dowd on Monday:


Letter To The Times Union


Monica Hesse’s article in today’s Times Union regarding the Kavanaugh case being a “test in believing women” reeks of hypocrisy. So now we are supposed to believe women, when we were told that Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky were simply a pack of lying bimbos. And lest we forget, Bill Clinton was either a sitting Governor or a sitting President when he was accused, not a high school student. Some of the charges against Clinton were a few months or a few days old, not a few decades. Ms. Hesse should read her own column, reflect on what was done to the women who were abused by our president, and be ashamed that she chooses to believe only those women who fit her political persuasion.


William Robinson 


Thanks Denise