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  • A good woman and a really bad man died today

    05/20/2015 9:23:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 65 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | MAY 20, 2015 | Maggie O'Brien,
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer, was serving a warrant on the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force when she was shot. Orozco is the 25th officer – and first female – in the department killed in the line of duty. Orozco had been taken to Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition after being shot about 1 p.m. near Read Street and Martin Avenue.
  • Police probe August slayings as man, family members are taken into custody

    08/30/2013 6:51:15 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 4 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 8/30/2013 | Alissa Skelton and Roseann Moring
    Before his July 30 release from prison, Nikko Jenkins reportedly had promised his fellow inmates that the world would soon take notice of his exploits. And he made another promise to them — that he would never return. Now authorities are trying to determine whether Jenkins attempted to make good on those boasts. As The World-Herald first reported Friday, Omaha police and Douglas County sheriff's detectives are investigating whether Jenkins, 26, was involved in three sets of killings in August that occurred over a 10-day span: » The Aug. 21 slaying of Andrea Kruger, 33. » The Aug. 19 killing...
  • Senate confirms Cordray as consumer bureau chief( Freeps drop Traytable this is important)

    07/16/2013 9:20:35 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 16, 2013 | Emily Stephenson
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a nearly two-year standoff in Congress and putting the new agency on sounder legal footing. Democrats overcame long-held Republican objections to approve Richard Cordray's nomination to head the bureau, which was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. Bureau advocates and consumer law experts said Senate confirmation clears up a number of questions, including Cordray's legal status as the temporary bureau director and the agency's authority to oversee certain financial sectors such as debt collection.
  • Afghans: Quran-burning soldiers to face trial(President Apologist)

    03/01/2012 11:17:32 AM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 20 replies · 6+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/01/12 | Jack Minor
    In a development that could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial. Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan. President Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions. Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies....
  • Adam Carolla Thinks OWS Is Driven by Millennials Who've Always Been Told They're Winners

    12/01/2011 1:28:05 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/01/11 | Eric Jackson,
    This is a funny rant by comedian Adam Carolla on the cultural divide he perceives between him and the Millennial Generation.
  • New Boehner Version (Cut Cap and Balance it ain't)

    07/27/2011 3:19:03 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 197 replies
    NRO ^ | 7/27/11 | Rich Lowry
    We’re hearing it now cuts $917 billion over ten years under the more recent CBO baseline. So under $1 trillion. On the other hand, the cuts are apparently more front-loaded: $20 billion in real cuts in the first year.
  • Nike re-signs Vick to endorsement deal

    07/02/2011 7:20:05 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 74 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/01/2011 | Associated Press
    Nike re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal Friday, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.
  • Brutal: Tom Coburn quits the Gang of Six (tick tick tick)

    05/17/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Remember what Alan Simpson said after Obama’s disastrous, demagogic, compromise-destroying attack on Paul Ryan a few weeks ago? He knew he’d just seen any chance of a deal between the Republican and Democratic leaderships go up in smoke. Quote: “Just pray for the Gang of Six,” he said. “You guys your age, keep praying.” What happens if the Gang of Six fails? Mr. Simpson was asked. “Guys like you will be picking grit with the chickens when you are 65,” he replied. Start boning up on grit-picking, my friends:
  • Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown (Pelosi had more of a pair)

    04/04/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 188 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/11 | Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to introduce a bill Monday night to fund the military through September and fund government operations for one more week, Republican sources tell The Hill. Boehner's move is intended to prevent a government shutdown that would start after Friday without another measure to fund the government. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said the GOP was trying to prevent a government shutdown "at all costs." “We’re serious about trying to prevent a government shutdown. We’re also serious about cutting spending," he told reporters after a meeting of the GOP conference on Monday evening....
  • House Passes DISCLOSE Act( NRA sells out Constitution to get exemption)

    06/24/2010 7:14:44 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/2010 | John Brandt and Chad Pergram,
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court decision that ruled as unconstitutional curbs on outside organizations which buy political TV ads. The bill is designed to increase disclosure requirements for third party groups as a response to the so-called "Citizens United" case. Under the act, third party groups would have to list who their largest donors are along with other previously confidential information. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., says that the legislation will add transparency to the electoral process. Conservatives say the act is an...
  • Video: The greatest political ad ever? (this my friends is fabulous!)

    05/16/2010 8:55:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 45 replies · 1,600+ views
    Hor Air ^ | 5/16/2010 | Allahpundit
    It’s not the greatest ad ever. If he had roped a calf or branded a steer or something, then it would have been the greatest ad ever. I watched it twice before googling around to see if it was some sort of stunt candidacy or “Funny or Die” parody. Nope. I think this guy is on the level. Although after watching it a third time, I’m still honestly not sure. Only two things are certain, my friends: (1) He’s about to become the most famous agricultural commissioner candidate in America, and (2) Alabama politics are awesome. Exit question: Christie/Peterson 2012?
  • Markets Stay Choppy After Jobs Data (Crash)

    05/07/2010 7:34:59 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 9 replies · 418+ views
    Fox Business ^ | 5/7/2010 | Matt Egan
    Even after the best jobs report in more than four years, the suddenly-volatile markets swung between modest gains and losses Friday morning as Wall Street struggles to regain its footing in the wake of one of its most turbulent days in history
  • Video: “Cinco de Mayo not the day for patriotism” (includes email and phone#'s)

    05/06/2010 10:53:00 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 11 replies · 529+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/06/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    In the suburbs of Silicon Valley, not far away from San Francisco Bay, there are apparently particular days for patriotism, at least according to one high school in Morgan Hill. On Cinco de Mayo, several students decided to wear clothing with American flag designs to make a statement about their own views on heritage — including one Hispanic student. Teachers demanded that they either turn their shirts inside out and remove all other American flag-themed clothing or face suspension for “defiance.” Their parents are outraged:
  • No charge in shooting (Armed Citizen takes out the trash)

    04/27/2010 5:46:15 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 4/27/2010 | Leia Mendoza
    The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won't face a charge in the shooting. Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view — typically in a holster — but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin. McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said. McCullough was not arrested in connection with Thomas'...
  • Audio: FreedomWorks’ hate mail over Geico firing quite nuanced indeed (violent & ugly)

    04/26/2010 9:31:27 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 2 replies · 793+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/26/2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Most of you know what I mean when I say “Geico firing”; those who don’t can get caught up here. I’m weary of the “which side’s cranks are nastier?” game, especially since it leads inexorably to non-cranks being tarred by association, but I’m even wearier of media shrieking about the looming wingnut apocalypse. So here’s a reminder of what the fringier elements of Progress are capable of. Inevitably, some lefty who’s unable to face hard realities will allege that these calls and e-mails were concocted by FreedomWorks, and just as inevitably, my old boss — who’s been getting garbage like...
  • Omaha Tea Party Attendees Say Change Is Needed in Washington (Thousands of Patriots)

    04/01/2010 9:23:43 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 62 replies · 3,403+ views
    KETV ^ | 4/01/2010 | Todd Andrews
    Roads closed due to size of crowd
  • Giant Omaha Tea Party Closes Road!!

    04/01/2010 6:51:29 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 26 replies · 1,283+ views
    Tea Party Express blog ^ | 4/01/2010 | TPX Admin
    We just completed our Tea Party Express rally in Omaha, Nebraska. Thousands upon thousands of great patriots turned out - so many so that police had to close the entrance road to the event on account of their being too many people who wanted into the event.
  • Men Allegedly Involved In Fatality Flee To Mexico (I'm really tired if this)

    10/27/2009 10:06:15 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 18 replies · 2,042+ views
    WOWT TV ^ | Oct 27, 2009 | Justin Joseph
    A day later the Rydberg family is still sickened by Ronnie's death. "Today was very hard. It's not everyday you have to go pick out a casket for your older brother," said Josie Rydberg. Josie Rydberg knows she can't have her brother back, so instead she's placing hope elsewhere. "We want this to be over with. We want peace." Peace seemed much closer when, this afternoon, Omaha police announced an arrest. "In the course of the investigation, officers were able to make an arrest of Flor Campos as an accessory to a felony for her involvement in this case," said...
  • Mark Your Calendars and Set Your Tivos...(He simply will not go away)

    09/10/2009 9:32:10 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 42 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | 9/10/09 | Meredith Jessup
    The White House announced today that President Obama will deliver a "major speech" (yes, another one) on the country's current financial situation next Monday, September 14, at Federal Hall in New York--coincidentally, the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The White House says the president will "discuss the aggressive steps the administration has taken to bring the economy back from the brink, the commitment to winding down the government's role in the financial sector and the actions the United States and the global community must take to prevent a crisis like this from ever happening again." I'm beginning...
  • The ethics of ferocity (this is killer read)

    08/25/2009 8:28:28 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 31 replies · 1,157+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    If a group of people took your family hostage, and one of their associates fell into your hands, you would do anything to extract the location of your family from him. So would Barack Obama, and Eric Holder, and every Democrat who ever sullied the halls of Congress by referring to American soldiers as Nazis. President Obama would not dither about the finer points of a criminal’s hypothetical “rights” while the man’s accomplices were taking power tools to Michelle and the kids. Anyone who would is a lunatic… and I don’t want to leave the security of our country in...
  • Anchorage Daily News Reporter: Palin Email "Cryptic" [Yesterday's announcement]

    07/04/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 54 replies · 3,150+ views ^ | 7/04/2009 | Jillian Bandes
    Woke up to a cryptic e-mail this morning from Gov. Sarah Palin's office. All it says is she "will make an announcement at her Wasilla home this morning" at 11. On Fourth of July weekend? From her home? Hmm. My question: why did it have to be so cryptic? She's staying another month on guard -- so just wait until after the holiday, why don'tcha? Maybe she thought that if she waited to make the announcement, she'd reconsider. Or maybe she wanted her July 4 weekend to relax without having to worry about throwing such a curve ball on Monday...
  • Cap and Trade—another line in the suicide pact

    06/25/2009 2:19:07 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Townhall blog ^ | June 25, 2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    I thought it would be instructive to compare and contrast the suicide pacts of two different strange self-destructive cults.Pact organization #17th order of the Gender Neutral Association of Descendants of AtlantisDeity Symbol : BroomstickNumber of participants : 6Reason for suicide: Rosie O’Donnell show was not renewedDescription of Suicide: 6 members have packed themselves into a Toyota Prius and are speeding down a dirt road toward a cliff at the Royal Gorge. They are determined to get dead. Not just dead I mean really dead. They are 20 seconds from the edge. This is the git-er-done checklist1. Drink poison Kool-Aid(check)2. Put...
  • Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census(worth a repost)

    06/20/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 30 replies · 1,211+ views
    Washington Times by way of Drudge ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    EXCLUSIVE: Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.
  • White House: We’ll cut off criticism of Porkulus

    05/30/2009 8:55:05 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 54 replies · 2,466+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/30/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Mark Tapscott notices an interesting blog post by Norman Eisen, who works for Barack Obama as Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform. Anticipating a deluge of criticism over the thus-far ineffectual spending plan, Eisen has a straightforward plan to deal with criticism. He’ll simply use the power of the federal government to silence it. Problem solved! “First, we will expand the restriction on oral communications to cover all persons, not just federally registered lobbyists. For the first time, we will reach contacts not only by registered lobbyists but also by unregistered ones, as well as anyone...
  • Hmmm: Chrysler dealers shut down in Obama bankruptcy are mostly Republican?

    05/26/2009 7:53:21 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 22 replies · 2,043+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/26/2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’m skeptical that this is as bad as it looks — it’d be politically suicidal, for no benefit greater than petty revenge — but consider it your must-read of the day. Don’t stop before the updates either or you’ll miss profitable dealers scratching their heads trying to figure out what mysterious sin they could have committed to warrant termination. To quickly review the situation, I took all dealer owners whose names appeared more than once in the list. And, of those who contributed to political campaigns, every single one had donated almost exclusively to GOP candidates. While this isn’t an...
  • Another open-borders nightmare (I'm not letting go on this one)

    05/15/2009 4:45:12 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 15 replies · 1,243+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/15/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Here we go again: Serial drunk driver. Countless trips through the revolving door. Immigration status ignored. Now, a four-year-old girl dead. Her mother and brother hospitalized. The community is outraged. Politicians claim to be perplexed. And the pro-illegal alien amnesty group is ready to pounce on anyone who dares talk about this case as a right-wing, hate-mongering extremist. Same old, same old bloody, open-borders nightmare:
  • Alleged Illegal Alien Child Killer Gets Stiffer Charge

    05/14/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 11 replies · 816+ views
    KMTV ^ | 5/14/2009 | Molli Graham
    A 4-year-old has died from injuries suffered in a crash on Tuesday. Little Josie Bluhm was taken off life support just before six o'clock Wednesday night. The four-year-old is killed after a driver broad-sides her family's van. The courts had revoked the driver's license more than once! It's a tragedy compounded by the fact the driver accused of hitting the Bluhm family's van, has been in trouble behind the wheel again and again.
  • 4-year-old Josie Blum dies after crash

    05/13/2009 7:07:45 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 14 replies · 1,576+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | May 13, 2009 | ANDREW J. NELSON
    The little girl flung from a minivan yesterday morning in west Omaha has died, according to the Omaha Police Department. Josie Bluhm, 4, was in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by her mother when the crash occurred. Her mother's minivan was southbound on 180th Street about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday when a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup driven west on West Center Road by Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa, 27, ran a red light and slammed into it, authorities said. Josie was the most severely hurt of those injured in the crash. She suffered brain hemorrhaging and was eventually declared brain dead. Life...
  • Girl's Head Injuries Inoperable, Driver Booked

    05/13/2009 8:20:54 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 20 replies · 2,235+ views
    WOWT ^ | May 12, 2009 | Justin Joseph, Ann McIntire
    The family of 4-year-old Josie Bluhm said Tuesday night the girl's head injuries suffered in a four-vehicle accident earlier in the day are inoperable and they're just waiting to say goodbye. A minivan carrying 32-year-old Jayme Bluhm and her three children was hit at 180th and West Center Road just before 7:30 a.m. Police say a westbound pickup driven by 27-year-old Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa ran a red light and slammed into the southbound van, causing it to spin into waiting eastbound traffic, hitting two additional vehicles. Rangel-Ochoa was booked for felony driving under suspension. According to Nebraska Motor Vehicle records, Rangel-Ochoa's...
  • EPA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Pollution Linked to Climate Change

    04/17/2009 8:48:21 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 16 replies · 821+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/17-2009 | Fox News
    The Environmental Protection Agency concludes that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are a danger to public health. (The EPA demands you stop breathing immediately)
  • Omaha Nebraska Tea Party After Action Report Pictures Included

    04/15/2009 9:57:48 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 14 replies · 1,855+ views
    vanity | 4/15/2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    Thousands of patriots crowded into the the Douglas County Courthouse plaza this afternoon to "Say It Loud We're Mad and We're Proud". The mood was festive but tempered by serious frustrations with profligate government spending, illegal immigration, a Byzantine tax code and a headlong rush to socialism by the Bush and Obama administrations. The photos speak volumes about the event. I love the smell of freedom in the afternoon.
  • The "Bow"--- The "One" gets "None"

    04/05/2009 9:55:11 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 12 replies · 1,179+ views ^ | 4/05/2009 | hatifieldmccoy
    So I was wondering why the Abdullah-Bush Stroll Strikes Nerve story got such play and the Barack Obama’s deep-waist bow to King Abdullah hasn't seen the light of the MSM day. Well a friend of a friend emailed me this top secret information from a well placed source in the White House who wanted to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the information (and the fact he wanted to stay alive)-----
  • NoMedia coverage of US President Obama's Bowing to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

    04/05/2009 6:56:08 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 44 replies · 2,933+ views
    BreitbartTV ^ | 4/05/2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    During the G20 Summit in London, US President Barack Obama bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The mainstream TV and print media in the US have not produced any stories of this event. Coverage of this story has been limited to blog sites and non-US news outlets.
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Tea Parties (Blasphemy) Stirring the Pot

    04/01/2009 7:48:44 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 26 replies · 1,432+ views ^ | 4/01/2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    Neil Boortz made me do it TEA PARTIES - GIVE ME A BREAK The self proclaimed " High Priest of The Church of the Painful Truth" made me reevaluate this extraordinary uprising by a lot of good people that typically don't uprise. Boortz has me working this from from my head and not my heart. Full disclosure- I was a starry-eyed Tea Party Participant from the chilled Omaha event in February. Wow did I feel relevant then. He has forced to think how I can be effective now.The Tea Party Catharsis is a noble statement of protest on this government...
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Tea Parties (Blasphemy) Neil Boortz made me do it.

    04/01/2009 5:40:00 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 15 replies · 527+ views ^ | 4/01/2009 | hatfieldmccoy
    TEA PARTIES - GIVE ME A BREAK The self proclaimed " High Priest of The Church of the Painful Truth" made me reevaluate this extraordinary uprising by a lot of good people that typically don't uprise. Boortz has me working this from from my head and not my heart. Full disclosure- I was a starry-eyed Tea Party Participant from the chilled Omaha event in February. Wow did I feel relevant then. He has forced to think how I can be effective now.The Tea Party Catharsis is a noble statement of protest on this government sprint toward a fiscally bankrupt, freedom...
  • Omaha Tax Day Tea Party-- Say it Loud We're Free and We're Proud

    03/30/2009 9:58:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 5 replies · 2,429+ views
    The912project ^ | 3/30/2009 | Hatfield McCoy
    The organization that is now producing the Omaha Tea Party has the resources to manage this event and host the ever growing crowd of freedom loving patriots.
  • Terry: Don't Use IRS as a Weapon (Boot Kantor bring in Terry)

    03/20/2009 8:05:12 AM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 13 replies · 695+ views
    Lee Terry Nebraska US Congressman ^ | 3/19/2009 | Lisa Ellis
    WASHINGTON- Today Congressman Lee Terry issued the following statement after the House passed legislation to tax bonuses paid to companies who receive federal bailout funds.“I do not support using the IRS as a weapon against individuals even if we may not like them. This bill is a charade and a cynical attempt to try to confuse constituents of those who voted for the stimulus, which included these bonuses."
  • Hope Can You Believe This Change!! Federal Express stock in Freefall

    03/06/2009 12:48:52 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 89 replies · 3,123+ views
    Fox Business ^ | 3/06/09 | Vanity
    Fed Ex has lost 20% of it's early week stock value in the last 48 hours. The package delivery business is taking a beating but Fed Ex is in free fall. Did the One announce a bailout for them?
  • After Action Report Omaha NE Teaparty with photos(Better late than never)

    03/01/2009 2:59:27 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 6 replies · 1,297+ views
    3/01/2009 | Hatfield McCoy
    A hardy band of concerned patriots braved sub zero wind chill Friday morning to give voice to their outrage at the eye watering fiscal madness on display in Washington. The crowd of 60 + assembled at the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Omaha. Through the efforts of the event organizer David West, several media outlets were in attendance. In addition, Pete Ricketts, former US Senate candidate and Ameritrade COO toughed out the weather to deliver some remarks to this group of great Americans
  • The Mother of All Bailouts = The Death of Fiscal Conservatism

    09/19/2008 7:59:40 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 94 replies · 686+ views ^ | September 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Bush Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson just wrapped up his press conference announcing the Mother of All Bailouts. He said a “bold” approach was needed to achieve “stability” in the market. Let me translate that. “Bold” = Massively massive, taxpayer-funded rescue. “Stability” = Privatizing profits and socializing losses on a scale we have never seen before in our lifetimes. I have had it with Pollyanna conservatives who continue to parrot the “fundamentals of the market are great!” line. The fundamentals of the market suck. The fundamentals of capitalism have been sabotaged.
  • Fired for rescuing a co-worker from assault

    05/08/2008 2:22:37 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 60 replies · 121+ views
    Hotair ^ | 5/08/2008 | AllahPundit
    Mark Beverly probably didn’t expect a hero’s welcome when he returned to his convenience-store job after fighting off an assault on a co-worker from a would-be robber, but he certainly didn’t expect to get fired, either. Super America, which operates a large chain of gas stations and convenience stores in the Midwest, terminated Beverly for violating the policy of the company by fighting with the robber. The termination leaves Beverly without unemployment benefits as well
  • Providing Context For Reverend Wright(This how stereotypes become stereotypes)

    04/25/2008 6:31:24 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 7 replies · 84+ views
    Hugh Hewitt on ^ | Friday, April 25, 2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    In his interview with Bill Moyers, Pastor Jeremiah Wright blasted the media for failing to provide context to his much-condemned remarks. On today's show I played great portions of his sermons from April 13, 2004 and from September 16, 2001. I will post the audio here later (audio is posted). Pastor Wright has a legitimate complaint that only sound bytes have been played, but until today I had no other material to work with. The pastor could help us all if he would release recordings of all of his sermons, and Moyers ought to have asked for just that. If...
  • The NRA as default straw man

    04/02/2008 8:49:14 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 5 replies · 53+ views ^ | 4/02/2008 | Hatfield McCoy
    Robert Nelson, columnist for the Omaha World Herald did a stunning job of going out of his his way to trash a lot of good people in the state of Nebraska. The OWH does not web link the opinion columns so here is the text: Gun bill shot down in blaze of ignorance Wow. Talk about power. The NRA now runs the Nebraska Legislature even when it’s not trying to run it. On Friday, a severely watereddown bill intended to address gun violence failed to win a majority vote in second-round debate.
  • Obama Spiritual Advisor channels a dead Bull Conner & a live Nasrallah

    03/14/2008 7:12:20 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 5 replies · 249+ views ^ | March 14, 2008 | hatfieldmccoy
    It was jarring. I 'd had gotten a heads up from some talk radio hosts, read some blog posts and saw a reference or two in newspaper campaign stories on this loose cannon Reverend Jeremiah Wright. I was thinking to myself that a Chicago pol like Obama would have some circus characters along for the ride. Then I saw the video of samples of his "sermons". There will be reams of spot on condemnation, analysis and guilty white men apologist justifications generated in the coming days. Masters of the spoken and written word from my side of the political/moral isle...
  • America Flocks to Free Republic Website Buries servers in search of Truth

    01/03/2008 8:44:02 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 90 replies · 254+ views
    vanity | 1/03/2008 | hatfieldmccoy
    Free Republic further underscores it's relevancy as a powerhouse political center of gravity with server crashing traffic tonight. The press, pundits, lurkers and Freeps buried the robust Free Republic data center with page requests resulting in server error results and long page request waits. ..YEAH BABY
  • Trent Lott, Unplugged: "Are We Men Or Mice?"

    06/07/2007 8:57:49 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 28 replies · 1,383+ views ^ | Thursday, June 07, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Senator Lott--"Senator Kennedy, I appreciate the legislative leadership you have been providing. I know it is not easy, you know, and your own colleagues and those of us over here have been beating you up. I mean, your a nice poster child. Thank you very much for what you do. But I'll tell you one thing I have learned the hard way. When it comes to legislating, when you are dealing with Senator Kennedy, you had better bring your lunch, because you are going to get educated, you are going to learn a lot, and you are going to get...
  • The immortal words of 2LT Mark Daily-Why I Joined

    01/23/2007 7:47:34 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 6 replies · 602+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2006 | Mark Daily
    The White House is in search of inspiring rhetoric as the clock ticks and national support for the war effort wanes. I would recommend that President Bush dispense with the usual, inane State of the Union laundry lists worked up by his tired Beltway speechwriting crew and just read 2LT Mark Daily's last MySpace post to the nation instead.(note--hatfieldmccoy--this is from January 19th, it's still a correct evaluation AFTER the speech)
  • Lt. Mark Daily, RIP (A sincere wish the Bush administration could be this articulate)

    01/19/2007 3:26:31 PM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 9 replies · 696+ views
    Hugh Hewitt /Town Hall Blog ^ | 1/19/2007 | Lt. Mark Daily by way of Hugh Hewitt
    Hugh Hewitt--Lt. Mark Daily was killed in Iraq on Monday. Though I did not know him, we have many friends in common, one of whom sent me the post that Lt. Daily had put at his MySpace page. Lt. Daily was a graduate of UCLA and Woodbridge High School in Irvine, California. He was named ROTC's outstanding cadet in his region for 2005, and a Distinguished Military Graduate. He is survived by his wife Janet, his mother and father, Linda and John, and three siblings, Christine, Eric and Nicole. Here is Lt. Daily's post:
  • One dead, at least 14 hurt in hit-and-run rampage (terrorist attack? NO MSM coverage

    08/29/2006 6:05:13 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 20 replies · 1,330+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Tue, Aug. 29, 2006 | Leslie Griffy, Julie Sevrens Lyons
    One man has died and at least 14 people were injured when a Fremont man purposefully drove his sport-utility vehicle onto sidewalks and crosswalks in San Francisco and Fremont today, according to San Francisco police. The victims appear to include a Fremont man, a 78-year-old man who was using a cane to cross the street when he was struck, and a woman in her 70s. Earlier reports that a child was injured was incorrect.
  • Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting -- Leaves In SUV...TV station pulls page

    08/15/2006 5:44:53 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 66 replies · 3,000+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/15/06 | wpsdtv
    Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting -- Leaves In SUV-This page temporarily unavailable Went directly to the site-- the story has been pulled. Management got a "advisory call" from Screaming Dean and the Rev. Al Enforcers. The best part is this story was also yanked from This same story is referenced by Google with the same date and title but not on the site.