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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
    Townhall..com ^ | 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...