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  • Basin man championed by Oath Keepers sentenced to 18 months in prison ..

    07/21/2016 12:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Independent Record ^ | July 20, 2016 | DILLON KATO
    MISSOULA Ė U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ... Putnam said heís attended several Oath Keepers rallies in the past, including three in Portland, Oregon and several at a memorial on the highway outside Burns, Oregon where LaVoy Finicum was killed by law enforcement in a standoff following the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge. ... Jason Van Tatenhove, a Eureka-area man who serves as the national media director for the Oath Keepers, said he had doubts about the performance of Robertsonís federal public defense attorney, Michael Donahoe, saying he had refused, for example, to push to get an...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Amid healing words in Dallas, Abbott was suffering from severe burns

    07/10/2016 7:41:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Austin America Stateman ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jonathan Tilove
    Late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbottís office found itself dealing with a traumatic and wholly unexpected situation. The governor, who was on vacation with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyo., was on his way to St. Johnís Hospital. He had been accidentally scalded with hot water and had extensive second- and third-degree burns on both legs below the knees and both feet. Matt Hirsch, the governorís communications director, began preparing a statement about the injury and how it might require the governor to curtail his schedule for the next couple of weeks, including, perhaps, skipping the Republican National Convention, which...
  • Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

    07/10/2016 6:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet ó and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details.
  • Obama, the Iran Scam, Ben Rhodes and Public Credulity

    05/08/2016 2:36:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 8, 2016 | Dan Miller
    A recent article by David Samuels at the New York Times Magazine, based on an interview with Obama's foreign policy guru Ben Rhodes, purported to explain how, and about what, the Obama administration lied to get public support for the Iran Scam. According to the article, the principal Obama lie involved who was the Iranian president when the negotiations with Iran began. It's much deeper and worse than that. As Paul Harvey would say, ďHereís ďthe rest of the story.Ēhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogp40PeddI Iranian President Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 and assumed office on August 3d. According to Rhodes, negotiations started...
  • Member Of Trump's Campaign Arrested For Role In Cliven Bundy Standoff

    03/04/2016 5:20:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    OPB (oregon public broadcasting) ^ | 3-3-16 | unattributed
    Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a New Hampshire man for his role in a standoff by Nevada ranchers opposed to federal control of public lands. Gerald DeLemus, of Rochester, was named in an indictment in Nevada as a ďmid-level leaderĒ and organizer of a conspiracy to recruit, organize, train and provide support to armed men and other followers of rancher Cliven Bundy. DeLemus, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and tea party activist, last year signed on as a member of presidential candidate Donald Trumpís New Hampshire veterans coalition. A July news release posted on Trumpís website listed DeLemus as a...
  • THANK YOU, JESUS

    02/11/2016 10:58:22 AM PST · by knarf · 23 replies
    FOR DAVID'S LIFE
  • Did LaVon have a legal obligation to stop for the police?

    02/03/2016 10:16:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 108 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/3/2015 | Jack Black
    Many years ago I was a passenger in a car driven by my brother. He cut off a car leaving a gas station, the car followed us about 1/2 a mile to our destination. The occupant got out, ran up ripped open the drivers door and pulled my brother (a smallish 16 year old at the time) out of the car bodily. Turned out the fellow driving was a LEO (Harbor Master) in an unmarked car. He was also not in uniform. Shortly there after a marked police car showed up, with uniformed police officers. The police wrote my brother...
  • The Ballad of Lavoy (A Cowboy's Stand)

    02/02/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TauntedTiger · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Brian Elmore
    Found this on YouTube "Dedicated to the memory of Lavoy Finicum..." (C) Brian Elmore 2016 https://youtu.be/sJZWaSGgGmE
  • Hands up, just shoot!

    01/27/2016 7:06:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Jeff Knox
    The occupation of a remote wildlife refuge turned violent yesterday when federal agents stopped two vehicles carrying protesters to a town hall meeting in John Day, Oregon. Victoria Sharp, a passenger in one of those vehicles, has reported that federal agents opened fire on the group without provocation after conflicting and confusing demands for the protesters to surrender. Sharp reported that shots were first fired at Ryan Payne as he complied with orders to show his hands out of the window of the vehicle in which she was riding, but that the shots missed. Payne was calling for police to...
  • Cruz urges armed protesters in Oregon to 'stand down'

    01/04/2016 10:33:31 AM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 362 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/4/16 | Timothy Cama
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas.) on Monday slammed the protesters who have taken over a federal building in rural Oregon, urging them to lay down their arms. ‚ÄúEvery one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds,‚ÄĚ Cruz told reporters at campaign event in Iowa, according to NBC News. ‚ÄúBut we don't have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence on others,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúAnd so it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation.‚ÄĚ Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz Calls for Oregon Armed Protesters to 'Stand Down'

    01/04/2016 9:45:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/04/2016 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday called for armed protesters who occupied a federal building in Oregon to "stand down peaceably." "Every one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds," Cruz told reporters in Iowa. "But we don‚Äėt have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence against others. So it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation."
  • What's Happening in Oregon Is Nothing Less Than Armed Sedition

    01/03/2016 2:50:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 187 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 3rd, 2016 | By Charles P. Pierce
    "If three years ago any person had told me that at this day, I should see such a formidable rebellion against the laws & constitutions of our own making as now appears I should have thought him a bedlamite‚ÄĒa fit subject for a mad house." ‚ÄĒGeorge Washington to Henry Knox, on the subject of Shays Rebellion, February 3, 1787 You have to give Captain Daniel Shays this: When he launched his armed sedition against lawful authority, he at least was invited in. Overnight on Saturday, in an obscure corner of the Oregon wilderness, and contrary to the law, and in...
  • Trump campaign official arrives at Oregon standoff to help militants combat ‚Äėpsyops‚Äô

    01/07/2016 1:45:49 PM PST · by dware · 56 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 01.07.2016 | Travis Gettys
    Jerry DeLemus, a Trump campaign official and the husband of New Hampshire state Rep. Susan DeLemus, has arrived in Burns, Oregon ‚ÄĒ where some of his associates have taken over a visitors center at Malheur National Wildlife Reserve. DeLemus met many of the participants, including ringleader Ammon Bundy, when he traveled cross-country to take part in the armed standoff with federal agents at the Bundy ranch in Nevada, and social media posts show he has maintained ties to the militants who took over the federal building.
  • Live Update Burns Oregon With Pete Santilli

    01/05/2016 9:08:57 PM PST · by Lexinom
    Video at link
  • Militia continue occupation of Oregon refuge, police keep low profile

    01/03/2016 7:01:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 61 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | 1/3/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS-Law enforcement agencies are remaining mum about plans to end militiamen's occupation of the Malheur Natiomal Wildlife Refuge headquarters. A splinter group of militia in town to support a local ranching family took over the federal office Saturday afternoon in a development that stunned the community and visiting militia. Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward said in a statement late Saturday that " a collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution."........ Law enforcement response: During Saturday's rally, not a police officer was visible. And so far law enforcement agencies have not approached the refuge or blocked access...
  • Militiamen, ranchers in showdown for soul of Burns [Oregon ranchers accused of arson]

    12/30/2015 10:30:29 AM PST · by amorphous · 33 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Les Zaitz
    The strangers carrying the whisper of danger arrived in the vast territory of the Harney Basin just before the holidays. Ammon Bundy once helped his father repulse the government in an armed showdown on a Nevada desert. He was Tasered for his effort. Ryan Payne, an electrician from Montana, joined that same standoff and boasted of organizing civilians into sniper squads that drew a bead on federal agents. And not long ago, Jon Ritzheimer worried the FBI with his threatening rants against Muslims in Arizona and elsewhere. Now, the men say, they are in Burns to help Dwight and Steven...
  • The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate (trunc)

    11/16/2015 6:00:39 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 20:11 EST, 16 November 2015 | Thomas Burrows
    (Full title: The man with a new face: Severely injured firefighter risked 50/50 survival rate to have most extensive transplant ever performed) A former firefighter whose face was so horrifically burnt while tackling a blaze that he 'scared his own children' has been given a brand new one in the most extensive transplant ever performed. Pat Hardison now wears the face of David Rodebaugh - a 26-year-old who died in August following a cycling accident. The procedure - which was the riskiest face transplant carried out to date - has left Hardison feeling normal again and it should restore his...
  • Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

    07/23/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim men were also flogged in public with 70 lashes for not fasting during Ramadan, the cityís deputy governor Ali Ashraf Karami said. [Ö] At least 49 Christians were among 307 religious minorities being held in Iranian jails as of January 2014, noted the UN, which also criticized the regime for...
  • Death toll in S. Sudan's oil tanker blast tops 150: report

    09/18/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2015-09-18 18:17:17
    "Our situation here in Maridi is not good," he said, pointing out that most of the injured people are women and children. He added that other badly burned bodies have also been found around the wreckage of the tanker. On Thursday, Information Minister of Western Equatoria State Charles Kisagna said over 100 people were killed and about 50 others injured in South Sudan when an oil tanker swerved and exploded. The minister noted that "those people may not survive because we do not have the facilities to treat the highly burnt people." The oil tanker was traveling from the South...
  • Florida mom burns down home of convicted child-killer (truncated title)

    02/13/2015 10:50:05 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/13/15 | Jason Molinet
    The mother of a 7-year-old who was raped and murdered got some measure of payback by helping firefighters burn down the Orange Park, Fla., home once owned by the convicted killer. The man is now serving a life-sentence, and his residence, where the crime occurred, was torched as part of a training exercise for local firefighters.
  • ĎAmerican Sniper': Intolerance Burns Inside the Left Like a Poison

    01/24/2015 8:11:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/15 | John Nolte
    In a Weekly Standard piece titled, ďThe ĎAmerican Sniperí Freakout: Why the Left Canít Tolerate This Movie,Ē Mark Hemingway does a fine job of breaking down exactly why the Left either hates ďAmerican SniperĒ or is dishonestly claiming it is a left-wing movie. Itís a thorough, must-read that perfectly lays out the case. Outside the context of the film itself, there is an additional reason the Left canít tolerate Eastwoodís masterpiece: every act of apostasy, even one, must be punished. The Left cannot tolerate dissent. If just one thing sneaks through the institutions the Left is desperate to hold a...
  • Mother accused of burning her 2-year-old with scalding water, industrial strength bleach

    12/17/2014 4:39:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FOX4 ^ | December 16, 2014, | Shannon O'Brien and Michelle Pekarsky,
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. ó A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old. Doctors at Childrenís Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred. A child services investigator says the victim twice told her ďMommy is mean,Ē and stated that the...
  • Is This The Most Ignorant Gun Control Op-Ed in American History?

    09/26/2014 10:26:12 AM PDT · by GeronL · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Bob Owens
    I have to thank Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog* for pointing out this opinion article from one Kasie Strickland in the Pickens, SC Sentinel. Typically, we do not re-post entire editorials from other media organizations, but I have a real concern that if we donít post the entire article today that it may very well be deleted out of embarrassment tomorrow. As you read, this, please keep in mind that this person not only votes, but that someone in a higher editorial position thought that this opinion was worth sharing.
  • PrintAlive 3D Bioprinter Creates Skin-like ďLiving BandagesĒ to Advance Burn Treatment

    09/18/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Debra Thimmesch
    Health professionals who treat burn victims are acutely aware of the necessity to treat burn injuries, particularly severe ones, as rapidly as possible. As one journal article explains it, ďIn severe burn injuries where both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are destroyed, prompt wound closure is critical for favourable [sic] patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates.Ē A team of biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate students at the University of Toronto have developed what may at the least be considered a preliminaryĖbut certainly extremely technologically advancedĖsolution to the problem of critical, temporal health intervention for burn patients. For their...
  • Golfing while the world burns? (What in the world? Pieces of global opinion)

    08/27/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/27/14 | BBC Echo Chambers
    President Barack Obama's passion for golf has long been a hobbyhorse for those on the right. The charge that the president is shirking his duty by relaxing on the links plays straight into the firmly held belief among conservatives that the president is both aloof and in over his head. Such attacks on presidential vacations are far from new. President George W Bush received plenty of flak from the left over his frequent Crawford ranch trips. His golf course condemnation of terrorism followed by a "now watch this drive" boast was the subject of much derision. In 2003 Mr Bush...
  • McHale Burns Obama With Brutal 'HealthCare.gov'd,' Gitmo Jokes

    05/04/2014 9:52:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/4/14 | Trey Sanchez
    There was insult aplenty at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner thanks to headlining comedian Joel McHale. Spurring a mixture of laughter and groans from his audience, McHale succeeded in creating an awkward mood. Here is a mix of his jokes that brought scattered laughter and plenty of jeers. To Obama: Good evening, Mr. President ó or as Paul Ryan refers to you, yet another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to feed and house your family. Iím a big fan of President Obama. I think heís one of the all-time great presidents ó definitely in the top 50....
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:35:10 PM PST · by Positive · 13 replies
    This is a remarkable display, even though it is a promo for Mr. Burns special. I however choose to point out one little distinction. If you visit the site you will be able to watch 63 plus people deliver the address. All of them delivered it as delivered by President Lincoln but for one. Those who did are named below, after them is the one who left out two words...under God Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers Debbi Wasserman Schultz - Chair of the DNC Richard Trumpka - President AFL-CIO Nina Totenberg - Journalist Uma Thurman - Actress U.S....
  • Limes blamed for second degree burns

    09/04/2013 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    ABC30 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rick Montanez
    LEMOORE, Calif. (KFSN) -- An everyday piece of fruit is being blamed for causing severe burns on five young girls in the South Valley. The burns cover much of their bodies. The five little girls were simply enjoying a summer day in the backyard pool when they decided to make a lime and lemonade stand, little did anyone know that the lime juice would be so dangerous. --SNIP-- The diagnosis was phytophotodermatitis. The Mayo Clinic says it's caused by a photosynthesis inducing chemical in the lime and other fruits, plants and vegetables.
  • Burns continue on fort land

    03/01/2013 3:28:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA ó A prescribed burn at two training areas in Garden Canyon are planned on the post today, according to a fort spokeswoman. The burn of 1,104 acres in the first training area is planned for the morning and 781 acres of the second training area are planned for the afternoon if weather conditions and time permits, Tanja Linton said Wednesday. If time and weather conditions are not favorable for the burning of the second area Thursday afternoon, the burn will be rescheduled for Friday morning, she said. Area residents can expect to see smoke over Fort Huachuca today...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Riceís decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. ďWe'll continue to seek answers,Ē a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. ďWe're not giving up on it.Ē Riceís decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 70 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • KEN BURNS BLASTS TEA PARTY FOR RAMPANT USE OF 'N-WORD'

    12/05/2012 4:44:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 123 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 4, 2012 | christian toto
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called both the current secessionist movement and elements of the Tea Party racist during an interview late last month on NBC's "Meet the Press." The award-winning filmmaker doubled down on those accusations during an interview with Breitbart News. Burns is currently promoting "The Central Park Five," a documentary detailing how five innocent teens were convicted of a horrific rape which shocked the Big Apple back in 1989. The filmmaker, who works primarily on projects for PBS, says there wouldn't be a birther movement with a President Joe Biden in the White House. Burns then turned his...
  • Father punishes infant daughter for being fussy by burning more than 40 per cent of her body

    10/17/2012 5:39:20 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Pennsylvania man Jorge Colon is facing multiple felony charges after police say he scalded his infant daughter for being fussy in her bath. Police say the baby remains in critical condition at the Burn Unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Colon was allegedly bathing his one-month-old daughter, Kiara, a bath when the child was burned from the right side from her neck to her right foot. When questioned, police say Colon told them Kiara had been collicky for almost a month and had become particularly irritable. He went on to say that when Kiara began to fuss during the bath he...
  • Pineapple gel approved for burns

    09/24/2012 11:31:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 24 September 2012 | Andrew Turley
    A topical gel based on pineapple enzymes has been approved in the EU for use in the treatment of burns.NexoBrid gel from privately owned biotech MediWound, contains proteolytic enzymes from the stem of the pineapple plant. It is the first pharmacological treatment for the removal of scab tissue associated with severe burns, which are typically removed surgically. Removal of scab tissue is essential to speed the healing process and prevent infection.NexoBrid gel was designated an orphan medicine in 2002. Israeli generics giants Teva paid $163 million to raise its stake in Mediwound from 14% to 51% in 2010, according to...
  • Burns tot has 'spray-on skin' cure

    03/02/2012 7:27:41 PM PST · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 17, 2012 | Bella Battle
    A TODDLER who suffered horrific burns has made a full recovery after undergoing pioneering new surgery - which saw doctors SPRAY a new layer of skin on him. Two-year-old Zed Merrick was left with second degree burns across his chest and shoulder after knocking a cup of tea off a kitchen worktop. His mother Nicky Merrick, 33, feared he would be left with horrendous scars for the rest of his life. But doctors carried out a "revolutionary" new treatment where they made a solution from Zed's own skin cells and sprayed it over his burns. And just four months after...
  • Politico's Alex Burns: Voters Are 'Forrest Gump-like', Lack 'Most Basic Grasp of the Details'

    03/14/2012 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 3/14/12 | Tim Graham
    Alex Burns of Politico has developed a bad case of Peter Jennings Syndrome, right down to accusing the voters of a "tantrum-like response" directed at Obama on gas prices. So far, he writes, the campaign "has been more like a game of Marco Polo, as a hapless gang of Republican candidates and a damaged, frantic incumbent try to connect with a historically fickle and frustrated electorate." The voters are a gaggle of Gumps: "And 'fickle' is a nice way of describing the voters of 2012, who appear to be wandering, confused and Forrest Gump-like through the experience of a presidential...
  • Burns bows out of (Pennsylvania)Senate race

    02/02/2012 11:26:02 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate hopeful Tim Burns of North Strabane Township exited the U.S. Senate race on Thursday. ďThose leaders spoke on Saturday,Ē Burns said of the GOP endorsement, where committee members confirmed Gov. Tom Corbettís choice. ď And while it may not have been the outcome I hoped for, I have always known it would be difficult to carry on without their support.Ē
  • Prohibition is an Awful Flop, We Like It

    10/27/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 27, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    [T]he film is beautifully composed. There are seductive inserts of bottling machinery and a perfect whiskey old fashioned cocktail being made. Some sequences border upon being high quality advertising agency pornography produced for a liquor industry client. There are no laborers ordering Boilermakers in the final cut... Burns knows his real audience, his business partners at the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (your tax dollars at work) prefer sophisticated cocktails rather than canned beer and pork rinds. The documentary praises Frances Willard of the Womenís Christian Temperance Union as a feminist heroine while ignoring...
  • Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm

    08/09/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 23, 2011 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Xerox, whose CEO, Ursula Burns, is advising President Obama on exports, last week told its product engineering employees that it is in outsourcing talks with India-based IT services firm HCL Technologies... Burns was appointed last year as vice chairwoman of the President's Export Council, a panel of CEOs advising the Obama administration on how to increase exports, which would lead to an increase in domestic jobs... Burns is outspoken on the need to improve the pool of math and science graduates in U.S. schools. In a recent video interview on CNN, she warned that if graduation rates in these areas...
  • The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman

    05/18/2011 10:33:29 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 8 replies
    Internet and memory ^ | Long Ago | Robert Burns
    Traditional Scottish Songs - The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman Robert Burns worked as an exciseman, or customs officer, in Dumfries. While he was apparently good at his job, he would be well aware that tax collection and chasing after smugglers was not always popular! It has been suggested that Burns wrote this song while waiting for reinforcements before boarding a smugglers's ship. He certainly sang it - at an excisemen's dinner - a month after such an incident. The Deil's Awa' Wi' Th' Exciseman The Deil cam fiddlin' through the toun And danced awa' wi' th' exciseman, And ilka...
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

    01/25/2011 5:31:19 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2006 | Dayfornight
    0, my love is like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. 0, my love is like a melody, that's sweetly play'd in tune. As fair thou art, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I, And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry. Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear, and the rocks melt wi' the sun! And I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands of life shall run. And fare the weel, my only love! And fare the well awhile! And I will come again,...
  • Chechnya Burns, Putin Kills, but Obama Talks Treaty

    12/04/2010 7:24:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Kim Zigfeld
    As more neo-Soviet horrors are revealed to the public, it's time to call U.S. policy towards Russia its proper name: appeasement. The Russian tinderbox known as Chechnya is smoldering once again, indicating a complete policy breakdown on the part of the Kremlin that has wide and deep repercussions for the outside world ó including a greatly increased risk of terrorism at the 2014 Olympic Games. If the Obama administration does not act soon, it may have blood on its hands. Current events coming out of the region look like a public relations nightmare for the Kremlin. First came the renewed...
  • Fire Burns Out Of Control At Roseville Galleria

    10/21/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT · by afnamvet · 76 replies · 2+ views
    CBS13 ^ | October 21, 2010 | CBS13
    <p>Roseville, CA Galleria Mall on fire. All shoppers and sore workers evacuated. No injuries known. Perp placed a package which ignited the fire. Perp captured and under arrest. Reporter saying arson suspected. I can see heavy black smoke from my home.</p>
  • ĎToasted Skin Syndromeí Warning For Laptop Users

    10/04/2010 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/4/10 | CBS2/AP
    Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit. Doing it a lot can lead to ďtoasted skin syndrome,Ē an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure, according to medical reports.
  • Woman burned after prank goes wrong

    08/13/2010 9:15:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    WISH TV 8 (Indianapolis) ^ | 8/11/10 | Mike Fletcher
    KOKOMO, Ind.(Kokomo Tribune) - A woman suffered second-degree burns to her face, hands and arms after a prank at a westside residence went horribly wrong. Assistant Chief Brad Myers of the Kokomo Fire Department said the victim, Heather McCombs, 24, put out a cigarette in a coffee can she was using as an ash tray. The can contained gunpowder. When McCombs' cigarette came into contact with the gunpowder, it ignited, causing the burns...
  • A Republican Defeat - Lessons from the rout in Pennsylvania 12

    05/19/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 70 replies · 2,121+ views
    Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. The GOP lost the most important election that was held on Tuesday, and if it fails to learn from the experience the party will lose in the autumn too. The GOP lost the one race in which a seat in Congress was up for grabs, the contest to replace the late Jack Murtha in the 12th House district in southwestern Pennsylvania. John McCain had carried the seat with 49% of the vote in 2008, President Obama's approval rating was well below 40%,...
  • Recapping Pennsylvaniaís 12th

    05/19/2010 12:17:09 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies · 1,102+ views
    National Review ^ | May 19, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    On Tuesday morning, Republicans who were closely watching the special election in Pennsylvaniaís 12th Congressional District ó once represented by John Murtha ó did not offer ironclad, take-it-to-the-bank guarantees that their man Tim Burns was going to win. But they liked his chances, and expected him to at least run close to Democrat Mark Critz. The final tally wasnít close: Critz won 53.4 percent to Burnsís 44.3 percent, with all precincts but one reporting. Critz won a bit more than 71,000 votes, Burns a bit more than 59,000. So what happened? Among the arguments emerging late Tuesday night: Critz ran...
  • The PA-12 Results Are Bad For the GOP. Just How Bad?

    05/19/2010 7:12:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,543+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    In Pennsylvania’s 12th District, Republican Tim Burns has conceded to Democrat Mark Critz. One reader’s on the ledge: Pa12 is more than a disappointment.  It is a disaster.  You know politics as well as I do (even though I’m probably your senior by at least thirty years).  When there is a political wave the following happens: parties win special elections in normally difficult districts; they win with weak candidates; they win all the close elections. They just win, win, and win.   Burns’s defeat shows, as of now, the Rs will unlikely take the House.  Perhaps they’ll do well; as today’s generic...