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  • Whataburger customers say ‘goodbye’ over resistance to Texas’ open carry law

    07/12/2015 2:09:08 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 104 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 12, 2015 | Twitch Staff
    Texas-based hamburger chain Whataburger is not going to comply with Texas’ open carry law.
  • Vacationer in chief: Tens of millions spent on 38 Obama holidays

    03/07/2015 11:35:48 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 7, 2015 | PAUL BEDARD
    The first family, Michelle Obama fresh from her annual Aspen ski vacation with her daughters, and President Obama back from a weekend of golf in sunny Palm Springs, Calif., have spent tens of millions in tax dollars to vacation, and they still have two more years to go, according to an accounting of their trips. As the first lady readies for a trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, Secrets calculated that the first family has racked up 38 holidays, working vacations, and fun trips like a date night in New York. They are on par to take at least...
  • State House likely to vote on driver's licenses for immigrants Thurs. night (New Mexico)

    02/12/2015 5:35:36 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 3 replies
    KOB ^ | 02/12/2015 | Stuart Dyson
    A vote is expected this evening in the state House of Representatives on legislation that would stop the state from issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. It's a political dispute that has been simmering and occasionally boiling over for a half-dozen years. Susana Martinez made this a key issue in her first campaign for governor back in 2010, urging state lawmakers to repeal the state law allowing the licenses. Tonight it looks like she will finally have the votes to move the license legislation through the House. Republicans are now the majority party there, and they expect to pick up...
  • Albuquerque man must pay nearly $180,000 restitution at VA

    02/11/2015 1:32:28 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 6 replies
    KOB ^ | 02/11/2015 | The Associated Press
    An Albuquerque man has been ordered to pay nearly $180,000 in restitution for the theft of government funds. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Scott Till was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation in the case. Till pleaded guilty last October to taking money in November 2011 from the Department of Veterans Affairs that he wasn't entitled to receive. Prosecutors say Till isn't a veteran. They say he kept open a bank account into which the Department of Veterans Affairs was depositing money and he maintained sole access to the funds. Till was ordered to pay $179,491 in restitution to the VA.
  • DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANTS SPUR DEBATE IN NEW MEXICO

    02/11/2015 11:21:25 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | VIK JOLLY
    Opponents say New Mexico has become a haven for those seeking to fraudulently obtain driver's licenses. "These fraud operations involve the trafficking of humans to our state for the purpose of committing crimes; and with no intention to live here, they snatch up our license to take elsewhere, to places unknown and for purposes unknown," said Mike Lonergan, spokesman for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising figure in the Republican Party, has been pushing to repeal the driver's license law since she was first elected in 2010. The governor and others have said...
  • NBC’S BRIAN WILLIAMS’ APOLOGY CHOCK FULL OF LIES

    02/05/2015 11:25:03 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2015 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Wednesday night, NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologized to the American people for lying for well over a decade about a heart-stopping war story starring himself. Williams claimed for years that he had ridden a Chinook hit by an Iraqi RPG. Last night, Williams stated, “I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.” He then added, “We all landed after the ground-fire incident and spent two harrowing nights in a sandstorm in the Iraqi desert.” Sadly, Williams’ apology is chock full of...
  • #WhatsYourGoal: Christina

    01/19/2015 2:48:58 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 3 replies
    Blackhawks TV ^ | Jan 16, 2015
    Christina was born with many challenges, one of which is she is blind. Her goal was to experience a Blackhawks game at the UC.
  • Matthew Miller really did want to stay in North Korea

    11/22/2014 4:19:58 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back when we first covered the release of the last American prisoners held by North Korea, questions were already making the rounds about Matthew Miller. He had allegedly gone to North Korea with the intention of defecting, had reportedly destroyed his passport and was ready to abandon the nation of his birth. Going by an interview in the Guardian this week, it looks like those reports were not exaggerated. For most people visiting North Korea, the prospect of being arrested during their trip is a source of some concern. But for 25-year old Californian Matthew Miller, it’s exactly what he...
  • REJECT: Obama’s credit card denied at restaurant on New York City trip

    10/17/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | David R. Sands
    President Obama came perilously close to having to wash some dishes on his recent trip to New York. Mr. Obama revealed Friday that his credit card was rejected when he went to pay for his meal at a New York restaurant during the U.N. General Assembly gathering earlier this month.
  • Trigger warning please': National Review’s Lena Dunham cover ‘makes me want to die’

    10/16/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Winning Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” award proved that “Girls” star Lena Dunham had nowhere to go but up — case in point: the actress appears on the coveted front cover of National Review this week.
  • Ebola victim’s nephew speaks: The system killed him

    10/16/2014 2:50:59 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Josephus Weeks
    On Friday, Sept. 25, 2014, my uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse he had recently been in Liberia. But he was a man of color with no health insurance and no means to pay for treatment, so within hours, he was released with some antibiotics and Tylenol. Two days later, he returned to the hospital in an ambulance. Two days after that, he was finally diagnosed with Ebola. Eight days later, he died alone in a hospital room. Now, Dallas suffers. Our country...
  • Scientist died after G-Wiz car imploded as she drove to child's school for parents' evening

    08/31/2011 11:33:00 AM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 149 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2011 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    The husband of an Imperial College academic told his wife to 'get off her phone' moments before she was killed in a crash. Judit Nagy, 47, died when her tiny electric car, a G-Wiz, collided with a Skoda Octavia as she made her way to the parents' evening of one of her four children. Dr Miguel Nadal said that his wife was rushing to her 11-year-old son's school on October 18 last year because she was late.
  • New corruption allegations in NM may involve Bill Richardson

    05/16/2011 2:52:42 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 15, 2011 | by Ed Morrissey
    Just when Bill Richardson appeared to be in the clear on corruption charges in New Mexico, new allegations of pay-for-play during his administration may envelop the former Governor again. A grand jury indicted a sitting district judge on charges of corruption for buying his appointment from Richardson in 2006, and a whistleblowing judge believes the rot went all the way to the top: Third Judicial District Judge Mike Murphy allegedly said he gave $4,000 to get appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Bill Richardson in 2006, and told several people that other judicial appointees had to give money as well....
  • Feds spending millions on Kennedy legacy in Mass. (OMG)

    03/11/2009 3:34:26 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 13 replies · 473+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 09 | STEVE LeBLANC
    BOSTON – More than one out of every five dollars of the $126 million Massachusetts is receiving in earmarks from a $410 billion federal spending package is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys. The bill includes $5.8 million for the planning and design of a building to house a new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate. The funding may also help support an endowment for the institute. The bill also includes $22 million to expand facilities at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and $5 million more for a new gateway to the Boston...
  • Do you agree with Senator Kennedy that Iraq is President Bush's Vietnam? ( Freep this poll )

    04/07/2004 1:42:26 PM PDT · by MAKOTHEDOG · 25 replies · 89+ views
    Do you agree with Senator Kennedy that Iraq is President Bush's Vietnam? ( Freep this poll )
  • CBC Removes inappropriate video from web site

    04/04/2003 9:32:46 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 15 replies · 176+ views
    espn ^ | 4/4/03 | espn.com news service
    Heated war debate spills into hockey night in canada