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  • LA Times: With approval rating at new low, Obama launches three-day bus blitz

    08/15/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Peter Nicholas
    Minneapolis — Burdened by sagging poll numbers, hamstrung by poor economic news, and trapped in Washington for much of the summer because of the debt ceiling fight, President Obama will seek to reverse his recent fortunes by hitting the open road. Obama Monday will embark on a three-state, five-town bus tour deep in the heart of the American Midwest. The campaign-style swing comes at a time when a new Gallup Poll shows the president sliding below a 40 % approval rating for the first time. The White House maintains the president will confine his remarks to the economy and will...
  • Obama traveling Midwest on new $1.1 million bus

    08/15/2011 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, August 15, 2011 5:01 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling the Midwest on a new $1.1 million bus purchased by the Secret Service, an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan emphasized that the bus wasn't purchased solely for the president and would be used for other dignitaries in the future.
  • Naming Obama's bus tour.

    08/08/2011 8:33:24 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 167 replies
    Dana Perino
    Did anyone catch Dana's list on The Five today? She has a contest going on Twitter for the most clever names for Bam's useless upcoming bus tour. She had to rush through the segment but the ones she mentionned were hilarious.
  • New Buses for Obama's 'Tour' Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/15/2011 9:42:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 115 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 15, 2011
    By Josh Gerstein, Politico The Secret Service has revealed to Talking Points Memo that the government has purchased two armored buses for use by President Barack Obama and Republican candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond.
  • Greyhound One

    08/15/2011 9:30:58 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 48 replies
    The washington Times ^ | Aug. 15, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama’s three-day bus tour of the Midwestern heartland already has earned a nickname. It’s “Greyhound One” according to observant wags at and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere. Most are irked that Mr. Obama and his strategists have borrowed a page from the tea party playbook. What’s better than a campaign-style bus tour to impart a message of frugality and kitchen-table economics? But wait. Though the excursion is packaged with humble appeal, it looks like nobody’s sleeping on the bus. The White House has reserved the entire historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa, and 60 rooms at nearby Luther...
  • Rebranding Obama's buscapade

    08/15/2011 12:12:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/15/11 | JULIE MASON
    Obama arrived in Minnesota earlier today. "I am very pleased to be out of Washington," he said. White House press secretary Jay Carney bridled at the notion that the three-day bus tour, which traverses three battleground states Obama won in 2008, had anything to do with the fact that he’s struggling to maintain support in those states ahead of the 2012 contest. Carney said it was ridiculous to suggest that “anytime the president leaves Washington, it’s campaigning,” and that Obama was “doing what presidents do, going out into the country.”
  • President Obama Begins Bus Tour in Minnesota (fueled by Big Oil - flies in on his private jet)

    08/15/2011 10:36:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    KTVN ^ | 8/15/11
    President Obama Begins Bus Tour in MinnesotaUpdated: Aug 15, 2011 12:47 PM EDT President Barack Obama has set out from St. Paul, Minn., on a three-day bus tour that will give him a chance to hear directly from a public frustrated with Washington even as Republican presidential hopefuls ramp up their campaigning. Air Force One landed midmorning at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Obama disembarked under sunny skies and greeted a small crowd at a rope line. He then boarded an unmarked black bus for a 40-minute drive south to Cannon Falls, Minn., for a town hall event. Obama's first...
  • U.S. Secret Services gets 2 new buses ahead of Obama tour (Operation Rolling Blunder Alert)

    08/15/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 15, 2011 | Mark Knoller
    The U.S. Secret Service has two new buses in its fleet for President Obama to use on his 3-day Midwest bus trip starting today. An official tells CBS News the buses were purchased in recent months and will serve as part of the fleet of vehicles the Secret Service uses for all of its protectees. In the past, the Secret Service would lease buses as needed and outfit them with the security and communications equipment as needed. "We have not been satisfied with the level of protection offered by leased buses," said a Secret Service official. Another official said...
  • RNC mocks Obama's 'Debt-End Bus Tour'

    08/15/2011 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    RNC mocks Obama's 'Debt-End Bus Tour' By: CNN's Rebecca Stewart (CNN) - The Republican National Committee offered up its take on President Obama's Midwest bus tour Monday with a three-pronged press offensive including a "Press Corps Briefing Book," a web ad, and radio spots that detail what they've termed "Obama's Debt-End Bus Tour." The RNC describes the president's effort to dialogue with the public about job growth and the economy at town halls and economic forums as "a totally non-political taxpayer-funded administration event that just happens to criss-cross several battleground states critical to the president's re-election" in the Obama critique,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-14-11 ("Magical Misery Tour": DUmmies throw Obama's bus tour under the bus)

    08/14/2011 5:35:48 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 14, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Hiya, cousin. . . . You say you're down because the economy is in the crapper? You say you're unemployed and you can't find a job? And you're worried about next year's elections, because President Obama's approval rating has dipped under 40% for the first time? Is that what's bothering you, bunkie? WELL, LIFT UP YOUR HEAD AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD TO A BREAD LINE NEAR YOU! WHY, IT'S PRESIDENT OBAMA ON A BUS! WHOOPEEEE!!! Yes, starting tomorrow, everything will be right with the world once again, as President Barack Obama embarks on...
  • Obama expects to get earful on Midwest bus tour (will only take complaints about Congress)

    08/13/2011 1:07:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Link only - Obama expects to get earful on Midwest bus tour
  • Judge rules bus line wrong to deny atheist ads

    08/12/2011 5:05:50 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2011 | Suzi Parker
    A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the free speech of a coalition of atheists had been violated when Little Rock's public bus line denied them the right to place $5,000 worth of ads on city buses. Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that the Central Arkansas Transit Authority and its advertising agency should not have denied the group the right to place the ads on 18 publicly-funded city buses during Memorial Day weekend. Washington-based United Coalition of Reason filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Arkansas group in June after the transit authority and its advertising agency rejected The transit...
  • White House claims Obama’s bus tour is presidential, so taxpayers will fund it

    08/05/2011 10:02:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2011 | Andrew Malcom
    Somehow, from somewhere, a bright political strategist on the president's reelection team has come up with the idea of sending Obama out in a bus on Midwestern roads in two weeks, just like real Americans, or real Americans who can still afford a short summer road trip. The spectacle of a passing politician's bus and waving citizens provides grand visuals for TV during the usually slow summer news days. ... Not so good visuals of the trailing motorcade of press buses, Secret Service SUVs, SWAT team vans and communications cars. Nor the angry motorists stalled nearby because the highway...
  • Video Shows Dramatic Septa Bus Shooting

    08/04/2011 8:21:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    MyFoxPhilly ^ | August 4, 2011
    First on Fox: Dramatic video shows gunmen shooting right into a Septa bus in Philadelphia and threatening passengers during an incident in July. Slideshow: Dramatic Bus Shooting Images The case is heading to trial later this month but a preliminary hearing was held Thursday. Four people will head to trial after Penny Chapman, allegedly upset that another passenger criticized her for spanking her child, called and asked for acquaintances to shoot at the passenger when the bus got to her stop. Chapman was on the Route 47 Septa bus heading north on 7th Street.
  • Saginaw Buses: Fewer Riders, More Overtime

    08/04/2011 6:19:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/3/2011 | Tom Gantert
    In Saginaw, the bus authority had fewer passengers in 2010 than a year previous, but it still translated into buses on the road longer and a 20 percent jump in overtime. The Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS) had its ridership drop from 1,016,387 in 2009 to 982,424 in 2010 but saw its overtime costs climb from $164,377 in 2009 to $200,320 in 2010. The main line transportation employees, including unionized bus drivers, accounted for 80 percent of the overtime in 2010, according to payroll documents received in a Freedom of Information Act request. Four Saginaw transit employees were paid...
  • Taxpayers Will Pay for Obama Bus Tour of Battleground States, Says White House

    08/03/2011 5:42:15 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 3, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama’s upcoming bus tour through the Midwest states typically viewed as swing states during presidential election years will be paid for by the taxpayers, the White House says. Obama will start the tour on Aug. 15 and will talk about strengthening jobs and the economy, the White House announced on Tuesday. “He is very happily getting out into the country again after a very sustained period here in Washington and he looks forward to talking to folks about growing the economy, creating jobs," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. "We will have more details, as I said,...
  • Board Member Resigns Amid School Bus Fee Flap (Indiana - only $475-per-child)

    08/02/2011 6:40:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Board Member Resigns Amid School Bus Fee FlapAaron Sullivan: ‘I Will Pray For You’ UPDATED: 11:20 am EDT July 28, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS -- A Franklin Township school board member has resigned amid controversy over school bus fees. Aaron Sullivan, the only school board member to attend a town hall meeting on the topic Tuesday night, stepped down in an email to fellow board members and Superintendent Walter Bourke, 6News' Kara Kenney reported. **SNIP** Hundreds of people came to the meeting, many of whom directed their anger toward Sullivan over a $475-per-child bus fee charged by a third party, the nonprofit...
  • Surprise! TSA Is Searching Your Subway, Truck, Ferry, Bus, AND Plane

    06/21/2011 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 47 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 6/20/2011 | Jen Phillips
    Think you could avoid the TSA's body scanners and pat-downs by taking Amtrak? Think again.
  • Flint Loses Out On $1.1 Million ‘Green Energy’ Buses — Now Wants $2.5 Million Version

    06/21/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Flint, a city where more than half the children live below the poverty level, lost out on a pair of $1.1 million electric buses that the federal stimulus program would have paid for when the “green technology” company making them went out of business. So now, the head of the Flint bus authority says they are trying to get a new hydrogen-powered bus that comes with a $2.5 million sticker price, more than eight times the cost of a traditional diesel bus. Ed Benning, general manager of Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority, said in an email that MTA has been discussing...
  • Mom says school bus bullies torment young girl

    06/08/2011 1:56:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    MILWAUKEE – Chaos on the school bus and the I-Team catches it all. Our story starts with a fed up mom. She says her little girl who is only 4 years old is hit, tormented, has her glasses broken by other kids and that it happens all the time. She says MPS hasn't done anything about it so I-Team reporter Rob Koebel takes the case and wait till you see what your tax dollars are paying for now. A school bus ride that is out of control, little children in danger ride after ride. We follow the girl’s entire bus...
  • Mom says school bus bullies torment young girl

    06/08/2011 8:52:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 46 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6-7-11 | Rob Koebel
    MILWAUKEE – Chaos on the school bus and the I-Team catches it all. Our story starts with a fed up mom. She says her little girl who is only 4 years old is hit, tormented, her glasses broken by other kids and that it happens all the time. She says MPS hasn't done anything about it so I- Team reporter Rob Koebel takes the case and wait till you see what your tax dollars are paying for now. A school bus ride that is out of control, little children in danger ride after ride. We follow the girl’s entire bus...
  • Citilink to let riders carry guns on its buses(IN)

    06/07/2011 8:35:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Benjamin Lanka
    FORT WAYNE – Starting next month, Citilink patrons will be allowed to ride with their guns, despite safety concerns from the transit company. Citilink’s board of directors on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a new weapons policy to comply with state law, essentially allowing passengers to bring their guns on board. Ken Housden, Citilink general manager, said the transit system’s current weapons policy does not comply with the new law. He said he isn’t thrilled with the changes, but his organization can’t ignore the new state statute. “Guns and public transportation are not a good mix,” he said. “We...
  • Man Waves at Son's bus for 170 days straight

    06/07/2011 8:08:49 AM PDT · by bagadonutz · 11 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 5, 2011 | Ro and Rain
    It can be embarrassing when your parents wave you off to school, but you have to feel especially sorry for 15-year-old Rain Price, whose father insists on dressing in a different comical outfit every day. Dale Price has adopted 170 wacky costumes to see off the school bus as it passes the family home in American Fork, Utah.
  • $159K bus driver no longer tops the list of highest earners in Madison city government

    06/07/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    Madison's highest paid employee no longer drives a bus - not even close. Only one Metro Transit driver used overtime and other extra earnings to make more than $100,000 in 2010, down from seven six-figure-salary operators the previous year, a Wisconsin State Journal analysis of city records shows. In fact, after Metro added more drivers and spread overtime work, operators dropped from the city's 25 top earners last year. "We need to be true to our mission - safety, reliability and cost-effective service," Kamp said. "I think we're on a sustainable course." Bus driver John E. Nelson made $113,973 to...
  • DOT: Bus firm in Virginia crash tried to resume operations

    06/04/2011 10:43:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2011
    Four people were killed Tuesday when a Sky Express bus ran off I-95 near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and overturned. (CNN) -- The company that operated a commercial tour bus involved in a deadly crash this week has been issued a cease-and-desist order after the U.S. Department of Transportation said it tried to resume operations under a different name. Four people were killed and 53 others injured Tuesday when the Sky Express bus ran off Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and overturned. Investigators have blamed the wreck on driver fatigue. The 37-year-old driver of the bus, Kin Yiu Cheung of Flushing, New...
  • Sarah Palin's bus tour treats reporters like paparazzi ("I don't think I owe anything to the MSM")

    05/31/2011 12:37:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/31/11 | Brian Montopoli
    Sarah Palin's bus tour treats reporters like paparazziPosted by Brian Montopoli May 31, 2011 1:07 PM Sarah Palin and her advisers are refusing to tell members of the media where she is going on her current bus tour - and the former Alaska governor seems to be enjoying the cat and mouse game that's resulted. "I don't think I owe anything to the mainstream media ... I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop's going to be," she told...
  • Palin to Visit Iowa as Bus Tour Kicks Into Gear

    05/30/2011 11:35:09 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 110 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/30/11 | Scot Conroy
    WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will travel to Iowa next month as part of her nationwide bus tour, two sources with direct knowledge of the plan told RealClearPolitics. Palin's trip to the nation's first voting state -- where she has not yet set foot this year --will further escalate the already feverish speculation that she is leaning toward a White House run.
  • Sarah Palin readies bus tour amid 2012 speculation

    05/26/2011 8:07:01 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/26/11 | Dan Balz
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), who has been largely out of the public eye through much of the spring, will reemerge Sunday as she begins a national bus tour that will put her back in the spotlight and no doubt renew speculation about a possible presidential bid. The tour, the first of what will be a series of such journeys over a period of weeks, will start on Sunday in Washington at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally and work its way north along the East Coast. She will visit other parts of the country later, stopping at symbolically...
  • 51 Migrants Rescued in Mexican Border City (Reynosa)

    04/26/2011 11:57:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 26, 2011
    From mass graves to mass kidnappings, the situation in parts of Mexico continues to look grim. Mexico's federal police rescued 51 people, including six Chinese and 18 Central American migrants, who were captive in the same border city where more than five dozen people were freed last week, authorities said Monday night. Police investigators were led to the latest group while following up on last week's rescue of 68 people in Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, federal officials said. Authorities gave no motives or identified the kidnappers or drug gang involved, but drug cartels have been accused of pulling people...
  • Sanford mom faces charges after confronting school-bus driver

    04/12/2011 8:38:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 12, 2011 | Anika Myers Palm,
    For the second time in less than a year, a Seminole County parent has been arrested after marching onto a school bus to complain that a child has been mistreated. Laura Booker, 39, of Sanford, was arrested Thursday on charges of resisting an officer without violence and trespassing on school grounds and refusing to leave after she confronted the man who drives her daughter's school bus.
  • Missile From Gaza Hits School Bus

    04/07/2011 11:09:17 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 34 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 04/07/2011 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    JERUSALEM — A 16-year-old Israeli boy was critically wounded on Thursday when an antitank missile fired out of Gaza struck a school bus in southern Israel, according to police and military officials, setting off a new round of hostilities along the Israel-Gaza border.
  • Jewish School Bus Hit by Islamic Rockets From Gaza

    04/07/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/7/11 | Pamela Geller
    A Jewish school bus is blown up by devout Muslims, while the world gyrates to the deathly beat of the Islamic war drum. A Jewish school bus. Where is the President? Where is the UNSC? We are being led by the evil and the inhumane. I do not know how Israel will respond, but it is rational to restate the obvious: there is no such thing as disproportionate force when responding to a missile attack on a school bus. Missile from Gaza hits Israeli school bus; 2 hurt Yahoo JERUSALEM – An anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck...
  • DA: Roughhousing led to fatal bus fall

    04/04/2011 2:58:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2011 | Chris Cassidy
    The two men who toppled out of the bathroom window of a bus onto Route 2 Saturday night were roughhousing after a long day of beer drinking, investigators said today. A Colonial Tours charter was returning from a pub crawl of area breweries when the two men tumbled out of a window measuring nearly 4-by-21⁄2 feet, according to a statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early.
  • US Judge Rules for Muslim Defector Bus Ads (Detroit - "Fatwa on your head?")

    04/02/2011 5:33:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 4/01/11 | DAVID N. GOODMAN
    US Judge Rules for Muslim Defector Bus AdsBy DAVID N. GOODMAN Associated Press Updated: Friday, 01 Apr 2011, 10:40 PM EDT DETROIT (AP) - A group that says it helps Muslims quit their faith has won a court order against Detroit's regional transit system for rejecting bus ads that ask, "Fatwa on your head? ... Leaving Islam? Got questions? Get answers!" U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood granted a preliminary injunction Thursday against the bus system, which was sued last year by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The advocacy group says the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation violated the...
  • The Jerusalem Bus-Station Bombing: A Chilling Reminder to Us All

    03/23/2011 10:22:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/23/11 | Guilio Meotti
    The daily diet of hateful Islamist propaganda has had its intended effect. A terrorist attack has struck the Jerusalem bus station: At least 25 people were hurt and one woman was killed after an explosive device was detonated in a phone booth near the Convention Center. (Snip) The Israelis are the only Western population forced to live with their eyes turned to heaven, sending their children to school by different buses. (Snip) A new Facebook page calling for a “third intifada” was just created — on Sunday afternoon, the page had nearly 140,000 “Likes.”
  • 14 killed when tour bus crashes in Bronx

    03/12/2011 10:42:04 PM PST · by NoRedTape · 2 replies ^ | March 12, 2011 | CBS NYC
    Fourteen people died on Saturday when a bus returning from a casino flipped onto its side on I-95 in the Bronx and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign. The bus driver told police he lost control after being clipped by a tractor trailer. Police began a search for the truck, which did not stop after the crash, according to New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne. There were at least 31 passengers aboard the bus and many of the injuries were the result of severe head trauma............
  • Woman accused of slapping child on Broward school bus

    03/03/2011 7:19:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez
    POMPANO BEACH A Pompano Beach woman is in custody after she appeared on a surveillance video boarding a county school bus and slapping a child, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. A video shot Feb. 23 shows Toccara Daniels, 27, boarding a bus near C. Robert Markham Elementary School and backhanding a 7-year-old boy. She said the boy had hit her 6-year-old daughter.
  • US Soldiers Shot Dead At Frankfurt Airport (ROP)

    03/02/2011 8:00:10 AM PST · by TSgt · 122 replies
    SkyNews ^ | 03/02/2011 | SkyNews
    Two US soldiers have been killed in a shooting at Frankfurt airport, Sky sources have said. Two other people are said to have been injured in the incident and police have reportedly arrested a 21-year-old suspect from Kosovo. The shots were fired on or near a bus carrying soldiers, according to reports.
  • Three Killed, at Least 10 Injured in Mississippi School Bus Accident

    02/08/2011 2:49:18 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | February 8, 2011 | Fox
    Two teachers and a bus driver were killed when their bus was struck by an 18-wheeler at an intersection near Calhoun County, Miss. The students, 62 seniors from Ackerman High School travelling in two buses, were returning from a career day event prior to the collision.
  • Pregnant Teen Attacked by Strangers on Packed Seattle Bus

    12/17/2010 10:51:10 AM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 92 replies · 3+ views
    A busload of people did nothing to stop a pack of teen girls from beating a pregnant teenager and her boyfriend despite pleas from the victims that she was carrying a baby. The behavior was caught on the bus' surveillance camera and later helped police in Seattle locate the five attackers. "I'm shocked," said Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff's Department. "The video is shocking to look at. "The ferocity, the intensity, the unprovoked nature" is shocking, he said. "But what shocks me most is that these girls thought they could do this on a crowded bus with...
  • School Bus Driver Accused Of Stopping At Liquor Store With Bus Full Of Kids

    12/14/2010 1:15:51 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 16 replies
    KREX-TV ^ | 12/5/2010 | Maura Kennedy
    It was a typical start to the weekend for Mt. Garfield Wine and Liquor store employee Tony Rotella. A line of customers wait to buy booze. "I had a gentleman come in. I waited on him and sold him his bottle of whiskey. After he left, I walked over to the window, not intending to watch him, but did see him and he was walking up to a school bus," store employee Tony Rotella said. Rotella doesn't feel comfortable showing his face on camera but wants the community to know what went on Friday afternoon. "I thought, don't tell me...
  • Metal Detectors, Scanners, Pat Downs Introduced at Bus Terminals

    12/03/2010 5:43:14 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Dec. 03, 2010 | swampsniper
    Pat downs and searches at the Greyhound station? I don't know about y'all but I've seen enough of this crap!
  • 13-year-old boy accused in bus assault

    11/10/2010 3:53:34 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    KSTP ^ | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 13-year-old boy is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student on Minneapolis school bus. Police say the boy assaulted a 12-year-old girl during a Monday afternoon bus route. Authorities say both students are from the Sheridan Global Arts and Communications School. KSTP-TV reports Sheridan Principal Al Pitt sent an e-mail to parents Tuesday which said the matter is under investigation by Minneapolis police. Pitt also said the school was committed to following the school district's discipline policy regarding the incident.
  • Obama Advisers Throw Rahm Emanuel Under The Bus

    11/06/2010 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 43 replies ^ | November 4, 2010 | Kevin Douglas Grant Executive Editor
    Rahm Emanuel, a.k.a "Rahm-bo", left Washington D.C. just weeks before the Nov. 2 massacre. Now some of President Obama's advisers are more than happy to take advantage of his absence, scapegoating former chief of staff Emanuel as the reason for Obama's current problems.
  • Store's Sign Sparks Racial Debate, Owner Says Sign is not Racist

    11/05/2010 4:35:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies ^ | 5 Nov 2010 | Lesley Lane
    It’s no secret that the marquee in front of Delta Electronics has turned heads in the past but Thursday the sign did more than that. The sign’s message sparked a fury of phone calls and e-mails to GwdToday from readers who said this time the sign’s message had gone too far. On Thursday, passersby of the small electronics store located on Montague Avenue, could see a message on the marquee that read: “So who needs to go to th’ back of th’ bus now?!!” Public reaction to the sign is varied. Some have decried the sign’s message as racist and...
  • The $140k City Bus Driver

    11/05/2010 7:09:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/5/2010 | Tom Gantert
    A bus driver in Lansing, MI made more than $140k last year. He worked an average of 42 hours of overtime per week. The mayor of Lansing (Virg Bernero, just ran for guv) made just $102k.
  • Arianna's $250K Bus to Jon Stewart Rally a 'Shock' at HuffPo HQ

    10/11/2010 9:56:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wrap ^ | 10/11/10 | Josh Dickey and Sharon Waxman
    Arianna Huffington’s surprise gift to Jon Stewart -- a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington -- was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post. And the cost of the grand gesture -- an estimated $250,000 for 100 buses for thousands of New Yorkers -- is making some of Huffington Post’s finance executives wince, according to insiders. HuffPo’s President Greg Coleman agreed that the gesture came a surprise, but denied that there was any internal tension as a result.
  • Metro loses more than a million riders on bus, rail ( DC )

    10/05/2010 3:17:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | Markham Heid
    Metrobus ridership plummeted and the number of rail passengers fell well below staff projections during the first month of the agency's new fiscal year -- and the first month of higher fares. Metrobuses transported 11.66 million passengers in July, nearly 1.3 million fewer than during the same month last year. Metro officials had anticipated a much smaller drop, projecting about 200,000 fewer trips. Rail ridership was also down... Beginning in late June, Metro officials raised the cost of all trips for bus and rail passengers. The fare increases included a 25- to 35-cent increase for bus riders, depending on payment...
  • Tearful Fla. dad 'sorry' for storming school bus

    09/21/2010 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Gennie · 102 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 21, 2010 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ
    LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Florida father wept as he apologized at a news conference for storming onto a school bus and threatening children onboard because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied. James Willie Jones' voice cracked during the appearance Tuesday. He said he himself was acting as a bully and no parent should copy his behavior. He says his daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and he "could not stand by and helplessly watch her suffer." Standing by his wife, who also wept, Jones apologized for how he handled the situation. Jones was charged last week with disorderly conduct...
  • Informal FR Poll: Who goes under the bus next?

    09/15/2010 3:38:44 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 13 replies
    9/15/2010 | Self
    In about 15 days, the Third Quarter will end, and when the economic activity, GDP and employment statistics begin to come out, way below the point where even Obammy can claim progress, I think Premier Hussein will be forced to throw someone else under the bus to take the blame for the Economy making one last lap around the bowl before it heads straight down the sewer with no further delay. The only question is, who will take the blame this time? I think there are probably only 2 choices, and that makes for a simple poll. Just for fun,...