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  • Despite Support, No Political Will In Republican Party To Create A Gold Standard – Analysts

    01/29/2016 11:54:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Kitco News ^ | January 29, 2016 | Neils Christensen
    Although there has been early support from some Republican candidates to put the U.S. monetary policy back on the gold standard, many analysts say there isn't the political will to make this a major issue during the 2016 election. Monday, Iowans cast their vote in the first primary election to nominate their candidate to run for President late in the year. The Republican field is fairly wide with 12 candidates on the ticket in Iowa. Of the 12 candidates, the idea of moving back to a gold standard has been supported by five;, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Dr....
  • Apple's board calls diversity proposal 'unduly burdensome and not necessary'

    01/15/2016 11:24:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 15, 2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    Apple's board is telling investors to reject a new diversity proposal, calling it "unduly burdensome." The company, like other big tech firms, has been criticized in recent years for being mostly male and predominantly white. Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook sang the praises of a diverse workforce. He said diversity is a "readily solvable issue" that can be fixed. But Apple's board of directors opposes a new proposal to increase diversity among its board and senior management. The proposal, submitted by Apple shareholder Antonio Avian Maldonado, would require an accelerated recruitment policy to change the company's organizational makeup. The...
  • Vendors at PA Farm Show asked to remove Confederate flag merchandise

    01/14/2016 4:05:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    PennLive ^ | January 12, 2016 | Sue Gleiter
    Several vendors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show have been asked to stop selling merchandise adorned with the Confederate flag. The vendors were selling items such as t-shirts, belt buckles and hats with the flags at the show which runs through Jan. 16 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. "All told, seven vendors that were selling items with the flag displayed were brought to our attention. Upon request, seven vendors removed the items of concern, and we certainly appreciate their cooperation and understanding," said Brandi Hunter-Davenport, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture via an...
  • Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall announce engagement

    01/12/2016 4:52:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 12, 2016
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress-model Jerry Hall are to get married. They announced their engagement in the births, marriages and deaths section of the Times newspaper, which is owned by Mr Murdoch's News Corporation company. It will be the fourth marriage for Mr Murdoch, 84, and the first for Miss Hall, 59, although she lived with singer Sir Mick Jagger for many years. The new relationship reportedly began in the summer. A spokesman said: "They have loved these past months together." They were "thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future", he added. Australian-born Mr Murdoch, who...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2015

    01/03/2016 12:23:31 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 31, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Hospitals across Britain are dealing with at least 15 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) every day. Although FGM has been illegal in Britain since 1984, there has not been a single conviction. At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013 in the town of Rotherham, mostly by Muslim gangs, but police and municipal officials failed to tackle the problem because they feared being branded "racist" or "Islamophobic." Reverend Giles Goddard, vicar of St John's in Waterloo, central London, allowed a full Muslim prayer service to be held in his church. He also asked his congregation...
  • The GOP Don't Never Dance With Them What Brung Them (Steyn)

    12/14/2015 12:54:34 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | December 14, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I've received many letters like this about my appearance last week in the United States Senate: Dear Mr. Steyn: I've been following the reports on your appearance to give Senate testimony, and the troubles you and other witnesses encountered there. I don't want to pretend that I'm any kind of expert in such matters, but it was my impression going in that the hearings were Senator Cruz's idea, and that you were his invitee. If so, how were the proceedings commandeered by Sen. Markey in the manner that your posts suggest? Sincerely, Thomas Evans Well, Markey didn't "commandeer" the proceedings....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show Live Thread - Wednesday, December 9,2015

    12/09/2015 9:32:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    EIB Network ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of fragrant,...
  • Franklin Graham Anticipated Trump Proposal to Ban Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 4:32:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    One of the big narratives you hear about the Republican presidential nominating contest is that Donald Trump is going to lose in Iowa and elsewhere because his nasty prejudices and religious ignorance are offending the conservative Evangelical voters who play such a large role in GOP politics. And without question, some conservative Evangelical leaders have become outspoken in decrying support for the Donald among their co-religionists. --snip-- But Moore's is not the only pulpit in American conservative Christendom. And it's worth noting (as did Washington Monthly's Nancy LeTourneau) that the bearer of the most famous name in American Christianity, the...
  • Police: Arrest Made In Shooting Of Muslim Cab Driver On Thanksgiving

    12/02/2015 2:37:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Investigators are releasing new details today about the shooting of a Muslim cab driver in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Pittsburgh Police said they have made an arrest in the incident. They identify the suspect as 26-year-old Anthony Mohamed of Hazelwood. He is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide and recklessly endangering another person.
  • 'Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America' lineup announced

    11/18/2015 9:53:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | November 17, 2015 | Karen Butler
    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sting, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink and Pharrell Williams are to perform at Wednesday's Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The sold-out event will be taped in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special Friday on A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and AOL.com. --snip-- "The concert will kick off A+E Networks' campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • CHRISTIAN DAYCARE WORKERS FIRED FOR REFUSING TO CALL A LITTLE GIRL A BOY

    11/06/2015 7:47:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas...
  • 1 In 2 Working Americans Make Less Than $30,000 A Year

    10/27/2015 4:38:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Fifty-one percent of working Americans make less than $30,000 a year, new data from the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows. Thats $2,500 a month before taxes and just over the federal poverty level for a family of five. The new numbers come from the National Wage Index, which SSA updates each year based on the National Wage Index, which SSA updates each year based on reported wages subject to the federal income tax. In 2014, half of working Americans reported an income at or below $28,851 (the median wage), and 51 percent reported an income of less than $30,000. Forty...
  • Sweden Close to Collapse

    10/19/2015 7:11:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 17, 2015 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    ■ If the wave of migrants keeps coming, in 10-15 years, Swedes will be a minority in their own country. That there is, in fact, an exchange of populations going on, should be clear in any sober assessment. ■ "The final consequence of... Sweden's immigration policy is that the economy will collapse -- because who is going to pay for it all? And economic breakdowns, once they happen, always happen very fast." -- Lars Hedegaard. ■ In the last two weeks, more than 1,000 "unaccompanied refugee children" have arrived from Germany via ferry; more than half of them have now...
  • Far right making hay from Europe's migrant crisis (must read comments!)

    09/28/2015 4:40:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 26, 2015 | Charlotte Plantive
    Paris (AFP) - The far right in Europe is making capital from the hundreds of thousands of migrants pushing into the continent and hopes to turn fears it has helped to fuel of an "invasion" into electoral success. "Their attitude is basically that the people coming in are neither refugees nor migrants, but invaders," said Jean-Yves Camus, one of France's leading experts on the far right. The leader of France's National Front (FN), Marine Le Pen, claims that the migrants are "illegal immigrants who are over-demanding and arrogant" and that three-quarters are not refugees at all, but people who just...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over Balls Comment: Fox Owes Me an Apology

    09/24/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 162 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunners outrage came after the National Reviews Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina cut [Trumps] balls off with the precision of a surgeon at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kellys shock. You cant say that, Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening Employees

    09/21/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 15, 2015 | Andy Sheehan
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) The postmaster in Pittsburgh has been arrested on charges of opening mail packages allegedly looking for drugs and threatening employees if they told authorities about it. Officials say Dan Davis is accused of illegally opening express mail packages. According to the criminal complaint, Davis would run Google searches on the addresses on packages. If an address came back invalid, he would open the package. The criminal complaint reports that he claimed he was searching for drugs and money.
  • Trump Uses Outdated 'Enough Bushes' Clip to Attack Jeb Bush

    08/24/2015 3:10:07 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 24, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    Donald Trumps campaign made use of a famous clip of Barbara Bush saying she didnt want to see Jeb Bush to run for president since there had been enough Bushes in the White House. The attack ad popped up on Instagram Monday afternoon: (Video at link) Trumps pull quote of choice comes from a famous interview on The Today Show back in 2013, during which Barbara was asked whether or not she thought Jeb should run for office. At the time, she said, Hes by far the best qualified man, but no There are a lot of great families, and...
  • Seven Shot in Drive-By Near Boys and Girls Club in Rochester, New York

    08/20/2015 5:31:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 20, 2015 | F. Brinley Bruton and Shamar Walters
    Three people were killed and four injured in a drive-by shooting outside a Boys and Girls Club in western New York on Wednesday. Shots were fired into a crowd that had gathered after a basketball game in Rochester a few minutes before 11:30 p.m. ET, police said. "Seven victims were shot and we've now confirmed that three were deceased," Rochester police chief Michael Ciminelli told reporters at the scene. Police said they were waiting to release the names of those killed until their families had been notified. None of those hurt all men between 20 and 29 years old...
  • Brawling ends Carrick's St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival permanently (Teen mobs)

    07/24/2015 5:59:44 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 24, 2015 | Andrew Goldstein
    In a 1 hour span Wednesday night, Carrick lost a community tradition some six decades old. The St. Basil Catholic Parish summer festival the parishs biggest annual fundraiser will cease to exist after brawling teenagers prompting its early closure out of fear for public safety, according to the parishs pastor, the Rev. Stephen Kresak. --snip-- Father Kresak said the festival has been plagued by brawls before. He said a small group of teens who came from outside the Carrick community cause problems, and he believes the festival gave teenagers a place to congregate without being noticed as out...
  • President Obama coming to Pittsburgh, will address VFW convention next week

    07/17/2015 10:49:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tracie Mauriello
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is headed to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to speak to thousands of veterans in town for the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. It will be Mr. Obamas fifth speech to the national convention since 2007, and his third as president. What we hope to hear is how he will continue to take the fight to our enemies, while keeping America safe through strong national defense and homeland security programs, said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, a retired Air Force First sergeant from Nevada. We also want...
  • 20-year-old suspect killed during Route 51 shootout with Pittsburgh police

    06/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 | Liz Navratil
    Tyrone Harris life ended Monday morning on a crowded Bon Air road, moments after he aimed a rifle out the window of a stolen car and fired at officers, police and witnesses said. Five officers returned fire, striking Harris and killing him. It marked the end of a chaotic 30-minute period in which officers said Harris, 20, began opening fire about two blocks away from his previous home in Knoxville, stole a car from a man on Rochelle Street, and fired at a sheriffs sergeant, prompting a chase through busy city streets. Anthony Miess, 33, of McKees Rocks watched from...
  • Pittsburgh Pride protesters will not be restricted to designated locations

    06/13/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 13, 2015
    PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Pride in the Street is expected to draw protesters to downtown Pittsburgh Saturday, prompting police to make sight and sound locations available to demonstrators. The purpose for these locations is to provide a safe venue for the expression of dissenting perspectives while securing reasonable separation between groups to prevent violence from occurring. It is the role of police to maintain reasonable separation to ensure the safety of all, police Chief Cameron McLay said in a statement. --snip-- Protesters within the LGBT community are upset over the Delta Foundations leadership because they believe people of color and other...
  • Couple shares powerful side-by-side pregnancy photos

    04/22/2015 4:44:34 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 22, 2015
    It's a striking image that forces you to do a double take. Yes, they're both pregnant, but about a year apart. Vanessa Iris Roy is pregnant in the first photo, and her wife, Melissa, is pregnant in the second and joined by their son Jax. The photo, captioned "trading places" was posted by the couple two months ago, but didn't hit viral status until several LGBT-focused sites picked up the portrait. The couple says they've been blown away by the outpouring of attention and support.
  • Woman attacked after 'shushing' teens at movie theater

    04/08/2015 5:52:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 8, 2015
    STROUDSBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania woman said she was attacked, after urging a group of teens to be quiet during a movie. Cindy Santamaria-Williams, of Stroudsburg, said the three girls were loud and cursing, so she shushed them. After the movie, the girls were waiting for her outside with five other teens. Santamaria-Williams suffered a broken eye socket and bruises during the attack. "They immediately jumped on me and knocked me to the ground, punched me in the face," she said. She said she hopes someone will come forward to help police catch the young suspects. They were in my...
  • Obama concerned by less-than-loving Christians

    04/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama appeared set to go after his political opponents on Tuesday during an Easter Prayer Breakfast, but he stopped himself before veering further off script. On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love, the president said during the breakfast at the White House. And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. Obama paused, then remarked thats a topic for another day, sparking laughter from the audience gathered in the East Room.
  • Teacher accused of selling heroin is superintendents daughter

    03/27/2015 1:19:05 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 27, 2015
    PITTSBURGH A Norwin High School health and physical education teacher was arrested on charges of dealing heroin, officials said. Agents charged the defendant, 37-year-old Lisa Rodnicki, with one count each of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of heroin, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said. According to the criminal complaint, agents made a controlled purchase from Rodnicki utilizing a confidential informant, who paid Rodnicki $300 for 45 bags of heroin. According to Channel 11s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, Rodnicki is the daughter of the districts superintendent.
  • Pa. governor says death penalty flawed, imposes moratorium

    02/13/2015 10:12:14 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 13, 2015
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Newly elected Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is imposing a moratorium on the death penalty. He calls the state's current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible." The Democrat had announced during his fall campaign he intended to issue such an order. Wolf said Friday the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that's been studying the topic for about four years.
  • 3 Muslim students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 4:22:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2015 | Saeed Ahmed
    (CNN)A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of three Muslim students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Police haven't said what may have compelled the accused, Craig Stephen Hicks, to allegedly carry out the attack Tuesday evening. He turned himself into police later in the night. But given the victims' religion and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims' faith played. The victims were Muslims: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Mohammad, 21; and Razan...
  • US attorney general [Holder] to attend terror talks in Paris Sunday

    01/08/2015 1:24:20 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Washington (AFP) - US Attorney General Eric Holder will attend international terror talks convened by France in Paris on Sunday after a deadly attack on a satirical newspaper, a Justice Department official said Thursday. "The meetings will include discussions on addressing terrorist threats, foreign fighters and countering violent extremism," the official told AFP. The ministerial-level meeting was convened by French Justice Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
  • Targets Annie ads stir up controversy

    12/31/2014 5:41:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 89 replies
    Target is fighting back after being criticized for Annie-themed clothing ads showing a white model as Annie, as opposed to an African-American model, or Quvenzhan Wallis, the actress who plays the character in the holiday remake. LaSean Rinique told Yahoo she launched a Change.org petition after her daughter, an Annie fan, noticed that a girl in the ads sporting Annies signature red dress and locket was white, unlike Wallis, who appears alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie remake.
  • Obama: I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning

    12/12/2014 11:55:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | December 12, 2014
    While on ESPN radio with Colin Cowherd, President Obama admitted that he gets a little overwhelmed by politics in the morning and looks to a different kind of news channel. Listen, I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning, Obama said. I get so much politics I dont, you know, want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.
  • Man killed when tire flies off trailer, strikes car on Route 28; Driver (illegal) to be charged

    11/21/2014 3:10:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 21, 2014
    SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. Investigators said one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across Route 28 Friday morning and smashed into an oncoming car. Officials said the accident happened just before 11 a.m. near the Shaler Water Facility. Channel 11s Alan Jennings reported the tire came from a Ford F-450 with a tarp-covered trailer that was heading southbound on Route 28. Channel 11s Rick Earle has learned the victims car was driving north when the tire hopped over the jersey barrier and hit the drivers side windshield. A man was driving and his wife was in the...
  • Police say teacher found intoxicated, without pants in empty classroom

    08/06/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 115 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 6, 2014
    WAGONER, Okla. Police arrested a woman they said was intoxicated and not wearing any pants at an Oklahoma high school Monday. The woman, Lorie Hill, was a newly hired teacher for Wagoner Public Schools. She was found by two other teachers in a Wagoner High School classroom on the first day back at school for teachers. Police said Hill admitted she had been drinking, police said they found an empty cup in her car. Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley said that even though evidence of alcohol consumption was found in Hill's car, there was only enough evidence to arrest...
  • Glenn Becks audacious defense against Boston Marathon bombings defamation suit

    07/24/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    On April 15 of last year, a thin kid with a bright smile named Abdulrahman Alharbi decided he would stop and watch the Boston Marathon for a few minutes. A Saudi Arabian studying English in Boston, he had heard of the famous marathon, but wanted to see it in the flesh, he later explained to one journalist. Ten minutes later, he witnessed what he first mistook for fireworks. --snip-- Alharbi, like numerous others in the chaotic few hours following the deadly bombings, was questioned by police. They asked for his Facebook password. He gave it to them. They asked to...
  • This White House Photo is Just Begging for a Caption

    07/16/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
  • The movie 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' is a loser (Letter to Editor)

    07/15/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 12, 2014 | RUDY M. KUCHTA
    My wife and I are avid movie attendees dinner and a movie every Friday for more than 50 years. This past Fourth of July was no exception. In the movie guide that day, the PG listed America: Imagine the World Without Her (not reviewed). This seemed to be the perfect movie for us, so off we went to the Galleria theater. It started out pretty well, and then George Washington was shot by a sniper and the colonies supposedly lost the American Revolution. That is where the premise of the title ends and the growth of America was described....
  • Police: Illegal immigrant threatened to kill, sexual assaulted Washington teen

    06/20/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 20, 2014
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. Police in Washington County said an illegal immigrant threatened to kill a 16-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her earlier this year. According to the criminal complaint, Roger Acosta Pagoada, of Honduras, met the girl on a social media website. Investigators said the teen and Pagoada kept in touch via the Internet and texting, before arranging to meet one day in April. Police said Pagoada picked the girl up from school, and was supposed to take her home. However, investigators said he took the victim to his apartment where he threatened to kill her if she didnt...
  • Tennessee woman defends walking down the aisle with baby on train of wedding dress

    06/02/2014 1:23:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 2, 2014
    A Tennessee woman has fired back at critics for the unusual way she included her baby daughter in her recent wedding. Shona Carter-Brooks, of Jackson, Tenn., secured her 1-month-old daughter on the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. Carter Brooks, who married Johnathan Brooks at the Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tenn., last weekend, walked down the aisle with her daughter dragging behind wrapped in the enormous amount of material on her David's Bridal dress by Vera Wang, according to her Facebook page. A company spokeswoman told The News it was not actually a Vera...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show Live Thread Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    05/27/2014 9:03:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 224 replies
    EIB Network ^ | May 27, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being...
  • Corbett says Pennsylvania won't appeal same-sex marriage case

    05/21/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 21, 2014
    HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania's governor says he won't appeal a court decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. Gov. Tom Corbett's decision Wednesday means that same-sex marriage will remain legal in Pennsylvania, without the threat that a higher court will reinstate the ban. "I have thoroughly reviewed Judge Jones' opinion in the Whitewood case. Given the high legal threshold set forth by Judge Jones in this case, the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal. Therefore, after review of the opinion and on the advice of my Commonwealth legal team, I have decided not to appeal Judge...
  • Democrat Crisco dies suddenly at home (Clay Aiken runoff opponent)

    05/12/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 83 replies
    WNCN News ^ | May 12, 2014 | Dane Huffman
    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Congressional candidate Keith Crisco died suddenly at his home on Monday, WNCN confirmed. MOREAdditional Links A woman at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corp. in Asheboro, confirmed that he died at his home Monday around 1 p.m. She said employees at the company were being told what had happened. Crisco had faced Clay Aiken in a tense battle for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District.
  • Average U.S. Retirement Age Rises to 62

    04/28/2014 12:14:25 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Gallup ^ | April 28, 2014 | Rebecca Riffkin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The average age at which U.S. retirees report retiring is 62, the highest Gallup has found since first asking Americans this question in 1991. This age has increased in recent years, while the average age at which non-retired Americans expect to retire, 66, has largely stayed the same. However, this age too has slowly increased from 63 in 2002.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show Live Thread - Monday, April 28, 2014

    04/28/2014 9:02:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 124 replies
    EIB Network ^ | April 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List!
  • Glenn Beck Really Regrets Gift He Gave to Romney: P*sses Me Off to This Day

    04/23/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The Blaze radio host Glenn Beck revealed on Monday that he deeply regrets giving Mitt Romney the gift he gave him when the former Massachusetts governor ran for president. Beck revealed that he gave Romney a rare, first-edition copy of President George Washingtons farewell address for which he never even received a thank you. I was trying to cement in his mind, You have run an honorable race, Beck said said, explaining the rationale behind the gift. I dont agree with you on everything. But please understand the time that were in, and if you win, you have to be...
  • Westmoreland Co. (PA) Woman (Patient) Sold Drugs from Hospital Room

    04/22/2014 4:54:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ralph Ianotti
    GREENSBURG (KDKA) Greensburg City police are expected to file charges as early as Tuesday against a woman from Youngwood who was leading two lives at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was not immediately identified by name. She was not only a patient at the hospital, but she was allegedly selling heroin from her hospital room. Jennifer Miele, Excelas Vice President of Marketing, said staffers in the ICU saw numerous visitors coming and going, spending only a moment or two with the patient before leaving. What the staff was noticing in our Intensive Care Unit, was that many visitors were...
  • UPMC: As many as 27,000 employees' personal info exposed in breach

    04/21/2014 7:21:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    WTAE ^ | April 18, 2014 | Marcie Cipriani
    PITTSBURGH As many as 27,000 UPMC employees may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach and nearly 800 have been victimized by tax fraud, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit confirmed Thursday evening. "We want to assure our patients that no patient information was breached," media relations director Gloria Kreps said in a statement. Employees of the several Pittsburgh-area hospitals told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that they received a packet in the mail, telling them that their information was stolen and what they need to do to protect themselves. "We're telling our employees that they should take steps...
  • Woman living in luxury sentenced for stealing up to $377,000 in government benefits

    04/15/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jane Musgrave
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. With a round pool in the backyard, a Mercedes and a boat in the driveway and a greenhouse and an aviary nearby, the Florida house doesnt look like it was owned by someone who qualified for public assistance. But it was. While living the life of luxury on a 1-acre manicured lot, Gloria Valle-Clas collected between $305,000 and $377,000 in food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid benefits. Using two separate Social Security numbers and as many as 12 aliases, she duped government agencies into sending her monthly assistance checks and picking up her medical bills...
  • Pa Dems: Raise minimum wage to $12 an hour

    04/03/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Fox 43 Central PA ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Smith
    <p>In legislative session today, state Sens. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware), and Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) introduced legislation, S.B. 1317, a bill that would end the allowance of a sub-minimum wage for employees who receive tips and raise the overall minimum wage to $12 an hour.</p>
  • Got Obamacare, can't find doctors

    03/20/2014 5:45:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tami Luhby
    Terri Durheim and her family now have health insurance, thanks to Obamacare. What they don't have are local doctors and hospitals who will take it. This worries the Enid, Okla., resident since she has a teenage son with a serious heart condition. They now have to find a pediatric cardiologist in Oklahoma City, more than an hour away. And if there's an emergency ... "obviously we'd have to pay out of pocket and go here in town, but that defeats the purpose of insurance. I'm truly grateful we have insurance. It's reasonable and affordable, but it's not doing me a...