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  • Major companies decline to fund 2016 GOP convention

    Several major companies that sponsored the 2012 Republican National Convention will not be sponsoring the event this year in Cleveland, where Donald Trump is expected to be officially nominated as the party’s presidential nominee. Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, Ford and Walgreens all told Bloomberg they won’t sponsor this year’s convention, despite helping to fund the last GOP summit in 2012. None of the companies commented on whether their decision to pull out was because of the GOP’s divisive presumptive nominee. Trump routinely lashes out at Ford in his stump speech, blasting the company for moving a factory from...
  • Man rescued after becoming buried under Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese for eight hours

    05/09/2016 6:19:39 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Matt Payton
    A warehouse worker has survived eight hours buried underneath tons of cheese after a series of 18 feet high shelves fell on top of his forklift truck. The shelves were holding 20kg of blocks of the Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese when they knocked into each other in a "domino effect". Tomasz Wisniewski was feared dead after the incident took place at the food distribution centre in Hinstock, Shropshire. Mr Wisniewski was safely removed from the wreckage and taken to Princess Royal Hospital as a precaution. Specialist urban search and rescue teams from the West Midlands, Merseyside, and Leicestershire, including...
  • CNN calls Indiana for Bernie

    05/03/2016 6:12:41 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 15 replies
    CNN just called it. Go, Bernie, make Hillary keep blowing effort on winning the primary!
  • CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information

    05/01/2016 4:10:43 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    IA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said information in the 28 pages hasn't been vetted or corroborated, adding that releasing the information would give ammunition to those who want to tie the terror...
  • PDS Tornado Watch issued - Oklahoma and Texas

    04/26/2016 12:41:12 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 90 replies
    NOAA Severe Prediction Center ^ | 4/26/2016 | NOAA SPC
  • Philly cheesesteak is test for candidates, not just a lunch

    04/25/2016 4:49:24 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 71 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/25/16 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    ES MOINES, Iowa — Five-point plans, engaging speeches and star endorsements are all important in a presidential campaign, but how well do candidates REALLY know the cities and towns where they're wooing voters? The supreme test in Philadelphia: ordering a cheesesteak. Just ask Secretary of State John Kerry, who was roundly mocked in 2003 for passing up the more traditional Cheez Whiz on his cheesesteak for Swiss cheese. "Don't come into Philadelphia and try to cater favor with us and then order Swiss cheese, which no one does in Philadelphia," Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and Philadelphia mayor, said. Hillary...
  • Hillary Clinton cheered at campaign stop in Montgomery County

    04/22/2016 3:04:26 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 11 replies
    Pottstown Mercury ^ | 4/22/2016 | Linda Finarelli
    JENKINTOWN >> Several hundred supporters turned out to catch a glimpse of Hillary Clinton Friday morning when she arrived at Curds & Whey for what was billed as a conversation with Lilly Ledbetter. Clinton met with Ledbetter, whose fight to close the gap between men’s and women’s wages led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law in 2009 by President Obama, and fielded questions from a select group of supporters in the busy café on Old York Road. Hundreds more waited outside, while unsuspecting customers picking up their Passover orders were patted down by the Secret Service...
  • Ted Cruz Now Says 'We Are Headed to a Contested Convention'

    04/20/2016 12:01:45 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 347 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | By JESSICA HOPPER PAOLA CHAVEZVERONICA STRACQUALURSI
    Sen. Ted Cruz for the first time said he believes the Republican Party is headed to a contested convention. Cruz had previously called a contested convention likely and that it seemed the party was heading in that direction. But after a disappointing third-place loss in New York Tuesday, the Texas Republican is no longer saying he plans to beat front-runner Donald Trump at the ballot box. "We are headed to a contested convention,” Cruz said in an interview with Philadelphia talk-radio personality Chris Stigall this morning. “At this point, nobody is getting 1,237. Donald is going to talk all the...
  • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

    03/25/2016 4:02:36 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 50 replies
    me brain
    Who would have thought? Jeb Bush spent $120 million and got knocked out. Rubio - knocked out. All the RINOs - gone except one and he is trailing with no chance of winning. The two anti-GOPe candidates control the path to Cleveland. And what is happening? We are pissing away our golden opportunity by turning on each other. If you are for Cruz, please promote Cruz. If you are for Trump, please promote Trump. But for God's sake, please turn away from the increasingly bitter feud between the two camps. This insanity has to stop. Or else the GOPe will...
  • Fox calls IL for Trump

    03/15/2016 6:41:34 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 28 replies
    3 of 4 so far
  • Fox calls NC for Trump

    03/15/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 40 replies
    FYI
  • Fox calls Ohio for Kasich

    03/15/2016 5:44:02 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 217 replies
    FYI
  • Fox calls FL for Trump

    03/15/2016 5:01:19 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 29 replies
    Buh, bye Marco
  • Rubio regrets attacks; My kids 'embarrassed'

    03/09/2016 4:34:51 PM PST · by dirtboy · 137 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/9/2016 | none specified
    Marco Rubio regrets his personal attacks against Donald Trump, he told MSNBC Wednesday. "In terms of things that have to do with personal stuff, yeah, at the end of the day it's not something I'm entirely proud of," Rubio told the network in an excerpt of a town hall airing Wednesday night. "My kids were embarrassed by it, and if I had to do it again I wouldn't." Rubio had previously shied away from direct confrontation with Trump, but he burst out of the gate in the last debate before Super Tuesday by emptying the opposition research file against Trump....
  • No dimples for Mittens

    03/06/2016 12:11:27 PM PST · by dirtboy · 16 replies
    dirtboy
    Dimples. I've got 'em and just about everyone here has 'em as well.On the schnozola, right above my nostrils.I got my first impressions in 96 when I voted for Dole. They remained the same until 2012, as I didn't have to pinch down all that hard for McCain since Palin was on the ticket.And then Mitt came along, and I had to revert to a clothespin. But I voted for him and even put in most of Election Day at campaign HQ in Philly making calls that were completely worthless in their scope and targeting.But it was more important to...
  • Charles Evers: Brother of Assassinated Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Endorses Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 2:51:17 PM PST · by dirtboy · 34 replies
    "I believe in him first of all because he's a businessman. I think jobs are badly needed in Mississippi," Evers told The Clarion-Ledger, adding he sees no evidence Trump is a racist.
  • An open letter to GOP politicians who might back Trump

    03/03/2016 6:56:30 AM PST · by dirtboy · 38 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 3/2/2016
    If you are an elected Republican officeholder, think long and hard before jumping on the Donald Trump bandwagon. It's a presidential election year. Naturally you're thinking of your political career. That's a given. You have principles, but you also measure the political winds. You care about your position within the Republican Party. You watch who is rising and who is falling. You might not admit it in public, but at times you imagine yourself as a future cabinet secretary or vice president, or even as a president someday.
  • Koch brothers will not deploy funds against Trump during primaries

    03/02/2016 3:40:55 PM PST · by dirtboy · 102 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/2/2016
    NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not deploy their $400 million political arsenal to attack Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential primary election, according to an official from the brother's political umbrella group. "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers' political umbrella group.
  • The brutal economic truth behind the rise of Trump

    03/02/2016 6:42:44 AM PST · by dirtboy · 18 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | Anthony Mirhaydari
    -- snip -- If his appeal was based on his language and bluster, America would have elevated someone like Howard Stern or Ann Coulter long ago. If his appeal was based on foreign policy concerns, why isn't a military general leading the charge? It's the economy, stupid! And the fact is that real, median household income peaked at nearly $58,000 back in 1999 and has been sliding ever since, standing now at just $53,657. This can all be summarized in two charts: The relationship between corporate profitability and labor's share of income shown above. Cheap laborers (both undocumented unskilled and...
  • Man dressed in 'KKK endorses Trump' shirt thrown out of Trump rally

    02/27/2016 2:12:14 PM PST · by dirtboy · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/27/2016
    A man was thrown out of a Donald Trump rally in Oklahoma City after being spotted wearing a shirt with the slogan "KKK endorses Trump". The man wore a white shirt with the slogan crudely written on it, prompting chants and booing from the crowd.
  • Fiji Pounded by its First Category 5 Storm on Record: Tropical Cyclone Winston

    02/19/2016 4:35:12 PM PST · by dirtboy · 17 replies
    Wunderground ^ | 2/19/2016 | Jeff Masters
    Mighty Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston, upgraded to 165 mph winds at 1 pm EDT Friday by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), is now the strongest tropical cyclone and first Category 5 storm on record to hit the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The eye of Winston passed over the small Fiji island of Vanua Balavu near 1 pm EST Friday, when the storm was at Category 5 strength. At that time, the island's airport was in the western eyewall of Winston, and measured 10-minute average winds of 106 mph (perhaps roughly equivalent to 120 mph winds using...
  • BREAKING: Judge declares hung jury after panel can't reach decision in Freddie Gray trial.

    12/16/2015 12:29:59 PM PST · by dirtboy · 189 replies
    Via Twitter
  • Secret US Policy Blocks Agents From Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says

    12/14/2015 9:07:54 AM PST · by dirtboy · 32 replies
    ABC News website ^ | 12/14/2015 | BRIAN ROSS RHONDA SCHWARTZ JAMES GORDON MEEK JOSH MARGOLIN
    Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said. "During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News. One current and one former...
  • Why? If the left didn't have double standards, they would have no standards at all.

    12/03/2015 4:56:07 AM PST · by dirtboy · 11 replies
    If pro-lifers are responsible for the actions of extremists in their midst, why are environmentalists not responsible for the actions of eco-terrorists in their midst? If white males bear responsibility for the majority of mass shootings (due to the fact that whites are a majority of the population), why are Muslims not held responsible for four mass killings in recent years in America, a count that far outstrips their proportional representation of the U.S. population? If calls for criminalizing abortion are irresponsible, why are calls to prosecute climate change skeptics not the same? Where is the condemnation on the left...
  • Hurricane Joaquin

    09/30/2015 4:52:38 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 113 replies
    Just upgraded at 8am advisory.
  • Watch Out East Coast! Flooding Rains and Joaquin Developing Too!

    09/29/2015 2:57:05 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 81 replies
    NOAA and wunderground
  • 'Sting like a butterfly': Holyfield jabs Romney for charity

    05/16/2015 7:26:42 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 5/16/2015
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City. Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds Friday before Romney ran away from the boxer and threw in the towel, giving up a round early in the lighthearted fight that came amid several other fights by professional boxers and an auction. The two barely threw any punches and largely just danced around, occasionally lightly jabbing each other in...
  • Major Blizzard to Shut Down Boston, NYC Area

    01/25/2015 6:06:13 AM PST · by dirtboy · 41 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1/25/2015 | Brian Lada
    major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area. Those in the Northeast should prepare for the storm now rather than wait until the snow starts to fall, especially for those across eastern New England. "While the storm from Saturday may have been a mere nuisance to travelers and a delight to skiers, the storm Monday night into Tuesday could be far more disruptive in terms of travel and daily activities," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The greatest impacts are expected...
  • Yikes! (Models going bonkers for Mid-Atlantic/NorthEast)

    01/24/2015 2:29:57 PM PST · by dirtboy · 81 replies
    12Z run of Euro:
  • Dresden crowds tell a chilling tale of Europe’s fear of migrants

    01/04/2015 5:05:35 AM PST · by dirtboy · 49 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/4/2015 | Kate Connolly
    [snip] Pegida participants feel buoyed by the fact they are part of a growing movement across Europe of voters who feel that mainstream politicians are far too lenient on immigration. At a typical Pegida rally, supporters talk of their anger that Germany is being overrun by Muslim immigrants; they say many are criminals who need to be deported immediately and they call for an obligatory integration programme. Banner slogans read: “We want our homeland back” and “Send the criminal asylum seekers packing”. Fears among chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance were already rife that it is losing considerable support to the...
  • GMA does the Zimmerman dance

    11/15/2014 5:06:58 AM PST · by dirtboy · 18 replies
    Normally I do not watch Good Morning America, but I just happened to have it on this morning and they are running a blurry black and white video showing officer Darren Wilson leaving the police station hours after the Michael Brown incident claiming it shows no injuries. Of course they are berating the unarmed black teen meme as well.Shades of the video treatment George Zimmerman got from the MSM as well.I guess it's asking too much for these nimrods to realize bruising can take over a day to set in, especially at the level where grainy black-and-white survelliance video can...
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    09/01/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: "Darren Wilson is a Murderer." There was no overlap in the facts as seen by Jones and Stephens at the demonstrations staged...
  • ‘Longmire’ Cancelled By A&E, Will Be Shopped Elsewhere

    08/28/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 28 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 8/28/2014 | Nellie Andreeva
    Longmire, A&E Network’s most-watched original drama series of all time, will be ending its run on the cable network after three seasons. In a surprising move, the network has opted not to renew the series for a fourth season. I hear Warner Horizon, the studio behind Longmire, will be shopping it immediately. “We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,” A&E said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”
  • PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch - Arkanasas

    04/27/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 117 replies
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 335 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ARKANSAS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM UNTIL 1100 PM CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO...
  • Exclusive: Dashcam video clears NJ man

    02/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PST · by dirtboy · 70 replies
    WABC ^ | 2/21/2014 | Sarah Wallace
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ (WABC) -- The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault. Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam tapes, and has spoken exclusively with the 30-year old DJ who was looking at years in prison. It was quite a turnabout, all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter have been dismissed, and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault. A third pleaded guilty early on to tampering. It's all thanks to...
  • Cops: Man robbed of rock salt at gunpoint

    02/18/2014 11:48:14 AM PST · by dirtboy · 15 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2/18/2014
    This sure seems like one of those "only in Philly" moments, when a man finds himself in between some rock salt and a hard place. According to police, last Thursday Daron Stinson, 21, robbed a 52-year-old man who was shoveling his sidewalk on Diamond Street near Sedgley Avenue in North Philadelphia around 3 p.m. He didn't hold him up for his wallet or his watch, he held him up for his rock salt, police said. Stinson allegedly approached his victim while in a pick-up truck with another man. He repeatedly asked the victim how much he wanted for his rock...
  • The Golden Egg / Column: The Hillary Papers and the Death of the Mainstream Media

    02/15/2014 1:03:43 PM PST · by dirtboy · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/14/2014 | Matthew Continetti
    The school of literary criticism known as reception theory holds that a text should be studied in light of its effect on its contemporaries, that a reader should be aware of the “horizon of expectations” in which a text is produced. I was reminded of this the other day as I observed, in amusement, fascination, and occasional pity, the reaction of the so-called mainstream media to Alana Goodman’s lengthy and rock-solid report on “The Hillary Papers.” This trove of previously unexamined transcriptions of conversations between Hillary Clinton and her best friend Diane Blair had been collecting dust at the University...
  • Racist, graphic graffiti shakes up Mount Airy (Philadelphia)

    02/01/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · by dirtboy · 30 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 2/1/2014 | Julie Xie
    PHILADELPHIA A quiet neighborhood in Mount Airy was shaken up Thursday by racist, anti-Semitic, and sexually graphic graffiti on garage doors and a church. In purple paint, the perpetrators drew swastikas and penises, and wrote derogatory terms for African Americans, along with the names of gangs, on three houses on the 600 block of East Durham Street and at Germantown Christian Assembly on Mount Pleasant Avenue. Graffiti was also found on the 400 block of East Durham, although the messages were not as offensive. The neighborhood has been lauded for its economic, ethnic and religious diversity, so residents were baffled...
  • Fukushima vs Chernobyl vs Three Mile Island

    01/14/2014 11:48:26 AM PST · by dirtboy · 46 replies
    Skeptoid.com ^ | 1/14/2014 | Brian Dunning
    In March of 2011, an undersea earthquake sent tsunamis thundering across Japan, killing nearly 20,000 people and creating the most expensive natural disaster in history. Among the casualities was the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which was almost completely submerged by the tsunamis; an unprecedented event. Power was lost (obviously), cooling systems stopped, and the net result was a complete meltdown of three of the plant's reactor cores. It was a perfect storm of worst case scenarios. And now, even years afterward, some are calling it a worldwide radiation disaster, worse than even Chernobyl, that will produce a staggering death...
  • Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing

    12/27/2013 11:41:14 AM PST · by dirtboy · 4 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/9/2013 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) - Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk. Roberts' son did this to her. Seven years ago, Charles Carl Roberts IV barricaded himself inside an Amish schoolhouse near Lancaster, tied up 10 girls and opened fire, killing five and injuring five others before committing suicide as police closed in. The Amish responded by offering immediate forgiveness to...
  • How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views

    12/10/2013 3:03:33 PM PST · by dirtboy · 20 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 29, 2013
    Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with. The term “filter bubble” entered the public domain back in 2011when the internet activist Eli Pariser coined it to refer to the way recommendation engines shield people from certain aspects of the real world. Pariser used the example of two people who googled the term “BP”. One received links to investment news about BP while the other received links to...
  • High-Speed Photos Of Wet Dogs Shaking Their Heads Published In Book

    12/03/2013 5:05:15 PM PST · by dirtboy · 47 replies
    Demilked ^ | Oct 25, 2013
    Dogs are known as man’s best friend, and most people really do love them – no matter how much mud they might track into the house or how much they might droll on our floors. U.S. Photographer Carli Davidson has created a brilliant photo series called “Shake” picturing dogs doing what they do best – making a huge mess. She gets the dogs into a good mood by playing around with them and then shoots their portraits with a high-speed camera and strobe lights while they shake water off of their heads. Davidson has published a book of these photographs...
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watches - IL, IN, OH, MI, WI, MO

    11/17/2013 9:14:54 AM PST · by dirtboy · 144 replies
    NOAA ^ | 11/17/2013
  • A Home Renovation by Frank Lloyd Wrong

    10/25/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/24/2013 | P.J. O'ROURKE
    A satirist embraces his drafty, creaky New Hampshire home—mainly because no one else (maybe the kids?) would want to buy itWe love our 18th-century New England house the way we love our children. Love can never be fully explained. But the kids are cute and do what they're supposed to do most of the time. The house is completely inexplicable. It's roomy and has a magnificent view. "Roomy," when describing an 18th-century house, means there are all sorts of rooms nobody uses because they're freezing in the winter, stifling in the summer, too far away up creepy old staircases and...
  • Hispanic outreach: Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012

    09/30/2013 8:43:19 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/27/2013 | Bryan Koenig
    CNN) – Mitt Romney has had some time to reflect on what went wrong last November. His main conclusion: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his immigration stance well enough. "The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity," Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the lesson to be learned for GOP presidential campaigns of the future. Romney lost the Hispanic vote by 40%, a loss seen to be in large part spurred by the perception of the Republican Party as antithetical to...
  • Pa. voter ID law on hold for November election

    08/17/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 15 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/16/2013 | Amy Worden
    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania voters will not be required to produce identification to cast ballots in November. A Commonwealth Court judge has barred enforcement of the state's 2012 voter ID law until he makes a final determination in the case challenging the legislation. In his ruling Friday, Judge Bernard McGinley said while poll workers asking for ID was not itself disenfranchisement, a hardship was created for voters by the state's misleading or nonexistent information on the new law's requirements. "The court cannot (in good conscience) ignore the fact that the information conveys to electors, if relayed at all, in the last...
  • Man says 'stand your ground' law saved his life (Jury acquitted in 3 minutes)

    07/28/2013 8:00:11 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 44 replies
    Fox 30 Jacksonville ^ | 7/26/2013 | Leslie Coursey
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Just about 24 hours ago, a local man didn't know if he would be leaving the Duval County Courthouse a free man. He faced three years in prison on an aggravated assault charge. His attorney said he simply stood his ground. And Thursday, a jury agreed. The charge stemmed from a May 2011 confrontation in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. A local man was left beaten and bloody after a fist fight. He pulled his gun and was arrested. But his attorney, Lee Lockett, says that should have never happened. "My client was simply...
  • The path Treyvon was on is the real issue, if we really want to have an honest discussion

    07/22/2013 8:04:51 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 24 replies
    I picked up a copy of the local tabloid rag the Philly Daily News on the train tonight (would never buy one any more), and the number of pages are a shadow of its former self. It was a full-court press on Trayvon and the endless murders of young black men in our cities. And of course, since the Daily News is a hard-core liberal paper, all of the liberal talking points were observed. According to moronic Daily News blogger Will Bunch, Zimmerman was 'punk-whogot-away' and Stand Your Ground laws are 'lethal'. Never mind that in Florida, more blacks than...
  • A tale of two profiles of black men caught in the rain

    07/19/2013 7:06:35 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 77 replies
    7/19/2013 | dirtboy
    Years ago, I lived and worked in a suburban township adjacent to Philadelphia. I had a black co-worker who was a systems professional. I’ll call him Mike. Around the corner from our office was a deli/pizza joint that sold slices and we would often go there for lunch or a snack. One day, Mike had gotten a slice and was just leaving the deli when it started to rain. Being a rational man, Mike broke into a run and got back to the office before he and his slice got soaked. Right behind him were two cops who barged into...
  • The Bill of Grievances

    07/18/2013 8:05:21 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 5 replies
    7/19/2013 | dirtboy
    The Bill of Rights is an obsolete piece of paper written by dead white cracka slaveholders. It needs to be replaced with a Bill of Grievances. 1) Free speech is OK as long as no one criticizes urban black culture or justifies profiling by referencing the high rate of crime by young black males. Anyone who does is a racist guilty of a hate crime, just ask Richard Cohen. 2) The right to bear arms? Furgedaboutit for law-abiding persons, their having weapons to defend themselves just makes it too dangerous for criminals going about their business. Besides, if Trayvon had...