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  • Weinstein's Complicity Machine (Huge Ties to Hillary & Campaign)

    12/07/2017 5:53:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 12-6-2017 | Megan Twohey & Staff
    Harvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing. He courted those who could provide the money or prestige to enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate. In the weeks and months before allegations of his methodical abuse of women were exposed in October, Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus. He gathered ammunition, sometimes helped by the editor of The National Enquirer, who had dispatched reporters...
  • Eight Hours of Vintage Department Store Christmas Music

    12/03/2017 9:51:05 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-8-2016 | Jonny Gators
    Just had to share. Found this earlier in the week, and I've had it on since 8am this morning and it is REALLY putting me in The Holiday Mood. Very nice background music (all instrumental) for whatever you're up to. Enjoy and Merry Christmas, FRiends!
  • Penzey Celebrated Veterans Day by Calling NFL Boycott Racist

    11/13/2017 4:51:23 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 32 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | November 12, 2017 | James Widgerson
    Here’s a bitter taste for you. Bill Penzey of Penzeys Spices says being upset at players in the National Football League (NFL) who protest during the national anthem is racist. In his Veterans Day email to customers, Penzey explained the reason for the players protesting: “For Veterans Day, out of respect for Veterans, can we all just be honest and admit that the NFL protests really are about racism?” Except they’re not. They supposedly started as protests against police treatment of minorities. And, of course, it’s impossible to separate the message from being a protest against America because it is...
  • Are baby boomers 'a generation of sociopaths'?

    11/01/2017 12:37:05 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies
    Mother Nature Newtork ^ | October 24, 2017 | Lloyd Alter
    A recent book blames the boomers for everything bad in the country — and the author has a point. Earlier this year I read Bruce Gibney's screed "A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America," with the intent of writing about it here on MNN. At the time, I thought it was too extreme, too much of a rant. He asks in the introduction: "Can the case be made: can an entire generation be described as sociopathic?" He has this to say about baby boomers: 'The sociopaths’ goal is to wring every last dollar from the system, and...
  • Progressive, “fair wage” pizza shop closing its doors

    10/25/2017 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston back in 2015, the people at the nonprofit organization Haley House came up with a novel idea. They would open a pizza shop based on the principles of economic justice and fair wages to support the community. Named Dudley Dough, the shop would pay wages far above the minimum which many people in that industry earn, with added incentives for training and community development. It was an inspiring idea. Unfortunately for them, only two years later the place is closing down. It turns out that operating a for-profit business on the principles of a...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With California Wildfire That Killed 40 People

    10/18/2017 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 37 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 | Via Breitbart
    SONOMA COUNTY, CA (Breitbart) – The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents. Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking “out of the creek area and a plume...
  • Americans Divided Over What Wild Animal They Would Like To See Congress Mauled By

    10/13/2017 6:52:22 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 83 replies
    Da New Yorker ^ | October, 2013 | Andy Borowitz
    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—As the partial government shutdown grinds on into its twelfth day, Americans remain deeply divided over what kind of wild animal they would most like to see Congress mauled by, according to a new poll released today. While a majority of Americans say they would enjoy seeing Congress torn limb from limb by a ferocious bear, there is disagreement over which species of bear would be best suited for that assignment. When asked, “What kind of bear would do the best job of savaging Congress with its fearsome paws?,” Americans gave grizzly bears the highest job-approval rating,...
  • Why We Need More Men With Guns, Not Less

    10/06/2017 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2017 | D.C. McAllister
    Anti-gun activists would like you to think that gun violence is a growing problem in the United States as alpha males flock to gun shows to buy weapons. False. We’re used to anti-gun zealots shamelessly using national horrors to take political cheap shots, but following the Las Vegas massacre, they’ve hit a new low by blaming masculinity for the bloodshed that shocked our nation. Matthew Dowd, a strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign who is now a chief political analyst at ABC News, said in a tweet that what needs to change in America is “a culture celebrating guns...
  • Official White House Christmas tree selected from Shawano County (WI)

    10/04/2017 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    FOX WSAW TV ^ | September 25, 2017 | Maria Szatkowski
    SHAWANO COUNTY, WI (WSAW) -- A Wisconsin family Christmas tree business will be meeting the First Lady this November, when they present the White House with this year's Christmas tree. Diane and Jim Chapman, and their son David, of Silent Night Evergreens will be presenting the White House with this year's Christmas tree. On Monday, two White House officials came to pick out the special tree that starts the holiday season. "Today truly marks the first day of Christmas for us at the White House. Truly a remarkable tree and going to be a beautiful addition to holidays at the...
  • Controversy Swirls Around Resolution Passed by Dane Cty Board (WI)

    10/01/2017 10:14:21 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    WKOW TV ^ | September 29, 2017 | David Johnson
    MADISON, WI - A divisive issue surrounding white supremacy and neo-nazis put some Dane County leaders at the center of the controversy after a county board member walked out and three more abstained during an important vote. Members passed Resolution 195 condemning the violent actions by white supremacy and neo-nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Resolution 195 was a very clear resolution where we as Dane County Board of Supervisors wanted to give our stand in what we believe in,” said District 32 Supervisor Sheila Stubbs, a co-sponsor of the resolution. “Unfortunately, the President of the United States has been mediocre in...
  • Are Wisconsin Democrats Xenophobic?

    09/22/2017 6:23:12 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Right Wisconsin Editorial ^ | September 20, 2017 | James Wigderson
    Are Wisconsin Democrats xenophobic? Since the deal with Foxconn was announced by Governor Scott Walker, Democrats have been running around complaining about a Chinese company getting a subsidy from the state of Wisconsin. (Actually, the company is Taiwanese.) They’re complaining about China more than President Donald Trump did during the 2016 campaign. Our friends at Media Trackers, who brilliantly raised the question about the Democrats’ xenophobia, have documented a number of occasions when the Democrats and their allies have complained about the foreign-nature of Foxconn, including seven times in one press release. We’ve already commented on the odd opposition to...
  • Wisconsin Senate panel votes to allow concealed guns without permits

    09/20/2017 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    JSOnline ^ | September 19, 2017 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without getting training or state permits and in some cases bring them onto school grounds. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee signed off on the bill 3-2, with all Republicans for it and all Democrats against it. The wide-ranging legislation would also allow people to carry Tasers without training or permits and would allow felons to carry muzzle loaders. Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), the chairman of the committee, said Senate Bill 169 would make the public safer and ensure Wisconsin's...
  • 5 pets also killed in house explosion to cover up wife's homicide, police say

    09/18/2017 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI - Five pets were also found dead in the rubble of a house that was intentionally exploded by a husband who police believe killed his wife. Steven Pirus is in custody for allegedly shooting his wife and attempting to cover up the crime with a house explosion, according to Madison police. Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain said Monday three dogs and two cats were also found dead during the explosion investigation. The couple's home on Stratton Way exploded Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials found the body of 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus among the rubble. An autopsy by the Dane...
  • Happy Constitution Day!

    09/17/2017 7:51:08 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    Constitution Day ^ | September 17, 2017 | Staff
    Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
  • Vince Flynn’s American Assassin Will Be a Great Movie

    09/09/2017 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh Review
    RUSH: May as well announce this. I’m not gonna get into details because of the security nature of things, but it turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow. That will be in the hands of Mark Steyn tomorrow. But we’ll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown. So we’ll be back on Monday. It’s just that tomorrow is going to be problematic. Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here. You know, I had to cancel a bunch of stuff. I...
  • Mayor Orders Removal of Wisconsin Confederate Memorial

    08/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 127 replies
    Caledonia Patch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Wisconsin is quietly home to America's northernmost Confederate cemetery. On Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered it taken down. MADISON, WI — As public officials across the country grapple with calls to take down Civil War statues erected in honor of the Confederacy's military history, the Mayor of Madison, Wis. has ordered the removal of the state's lone memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers. About 140 Confederate soldiers died at Camp Randall during the Civil War as prisoners of war, and their graves were honored in the "Confederate Rest Cemetery" within the Forest Hill Cemetery. Soglin stated he ordered staff to...
  • Jail Releases 20-Time Deported Felon Without Telling ICE [tr.]

    07/31/2017 11:51:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Blue Lives Matter News ^ | July 30. 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Sergio Martinez was wanted by federal immigration authorities. But he was released by local authorities in Portland without notifying the feds and he went on to commit two assaults. Portland, Oregon – The city of Portland released a man that had a federal immigration hold on him and had been deported at least 20 times who then went and allegedly assaulted two women, including a 65-year-old woman. Portland has declared itself a sanctuary city which means it doesn’t cooperate with the federal government in terms of enforcing the immigration law. Sergio Martinez attacked a woman in the basement of a...
  • You Can’t Buy Your Way To Green: How Frugality Is Environmentalism

    05/29/2017 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Frugalwoods Blog ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mrs. Frugalwoods
    One of the many reasons I love frugality–beyond, you know, the money it saves me and the financial independence it brought me–is the fact that its application in my life has made me a more environmentally conscious person. I’ve always respected natural resources, been a fan of mother nature, and loved the outdoors, but it wasn’t until I became a frugal weirdo that I began living a holistically environmental life. I’ll say right now that I know there’s more I could do in the arena of environmentalism–deeper changes I could make and countless ways I could further reduce my carbon...
  • Shocking new DNA study reveals that human beings are divided into two genders!

    05/11/2017 11:40:48 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s some additional bad news out there for the “party of science” (as the Democrats have taken to calling themselves) and particularly for transgender advocates. But even if you have no interest in such social justice topics, a new study published by geneticists in Israel is still pretty fascinating. The Liberty Council has a report this week on new research material coming from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, where scientists have undertaken an exhaustive study of genetic differences between the two genders which go far beyond just what’s found in their 23rd chromosomal pair or what sorts of genitalia they...
  • Man Pays Tribute to Friend by Flushing Ashes at Ballparks

    05/03/2017 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | May 3, 2017 | Shareable Stories
    A New York City man is paying tribute to his baseball-loving friend by flushing his ashes down the toilets in America's ballparks. According to The Associated Press, Tom McDonald says his friend, Roy Riegel, who was a plumber and life-long Mets fan, would find the homage appropriate. "I know people might think it's weird, and if it were anyone else's ashes, I'd agree," McDonald said. "But for Roy, this is the perfect tribute to a plumber and a baseball fan and just a brilliant, wild guy." McDonald has paid tribute at 16 stadiums so far and says he has enough...