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  • Three Men Charged In Shooting of San Bernardino Police Officer [Where's Sharpton and Holder?]

    08/26/2014 8:27:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 26, 2014 | JAMES BARRAGAN
    Three Men Charged In Shooting of San Bernardino Police Officer San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia, 31, left, was badly injured in an early Friday gun battle with Alex Alvarado, 38, right, officials say. Garcia remains in critical condition. Alvarado was killed at the scene. (San Bernardino Police Department) By JAMES BARRAGAN Three men charged in shooting that critically wounded San Bernardino police officer Three men face felony counts in shooting, wounding of San Bernardino police officer, slaying of fourth suspect Three men were charged Tuesday with attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of an assault rifle in...
  • Jerry Brown: Immigrants, Legal or Not, 'Welcome In California' [And If Illegal Is ISIS Member?]

    08/26/2014 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 26, 2014 | CHRIS MEGERIAN
    <p>The trip comes less than a month after Brown visited Mexico City on a four-day trade mission. The governor has been prodding California's southern neighbor to take stronger action against climate change. He's also been seeking increased economic ties, including tourism and clean energy technology.</p>
  • The Madness of 2008

    08/26/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    AUGUST 26, 2014 The Madness of 2008 A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened. By Victor Davis Hanson America is suddenly angry at the laxity, incompetence, and polarizing politics of the Obama administration, the bad optics of the president putting about in his bright golf clothes while the world burns. Certainly, no recent president has failed on so many fronts — honesty, transparency, truthfulness, the economy, foreign policy, the duties of the commander-in-chief, executive responsibilities, and spiritual leadership. For those who are “shocked” at the present meltdown, of a magnitude not seen since...
  • Libyan Capital Under Islamist Control After Tripoli Airport Seized [Obama Leading From Behind]

    08/25/2014 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 25, 2014 | Chris Stephen, and Anne Penketh
    Libyan Capital Under Islamist Control After Tripoli Airport Seized Operation Dawn captures airport in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after five-week siege in the capital Chris Stephen, and Anne Penketh 24 August 2014 12.07 EDT Libya has lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli, proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet another crisis. Operation Dawn, a coalition of Islamist and Misrata forces, captured the airport on Saturday in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after a five-week siege that battered parts of the capital. Television...
  • Nicki Minaj Is Worse for Young Girls’ Morals Than Madonna Ever Was

    08/25/2014 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | August 25, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    AUGUST 25, 2014 Nicki Minaj Is Worse for Young Girls’ Morals Than Madonna Ever Was Her work glamorizes drug use, materialism, and, more or less, prostitution. By A. J. Delgado During last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj performed her much-hyped new single, “Anaconda.” The catchy beat and its incorporation of Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back” classic is, admittedly, incredibly fun. Subsequently, I watched the video online (in just a few days, it already has nearly 70,000,000 views). Well, gents might need a cigarette after watching the video. It consists of Minaj nearly naked, in a variety...
  • Obama is STILL all smiles as he returns to the White House [Wearing Nike Gear!]

    08/24/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 24, 2014
    Obama is STILL all smiles as he returns to the White House after relaxing in Martha's Vineyard amid ISIS and Ferguson crises Spent two weeks golfing and spending time with his family Critics lambasted the president for images of him on the golf course White House shot back: 'Just because the president is in a different location doesn't mean he's not doing his job' 24 August 2014 President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end. The president was due back at the White House late Sunday after spending two weeks with his family on the...
  • JUDGE JEANINE ON AN AMAZING ROLL: Must See Video

    08/24/2014 6:05:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 24, 2014
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3746255724001/judge-jeanine-obama-puts-americans-on-wrong-side-of-history/#sp=show-clips
  • Mass To Be Held For Slain US Journalist Foley [No WH Officials To Attend?]

    08/24/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 24, 2014
    Mass To Be Held For Slain US Journalist Foley AAugust 24 2014 ROCHESTER, N.H. James Foley, the U.S. journalist slain by Islamic State militants after being held in captivity for nearly two years, will be remembered Sunday at a Mass of Remembrance in his hometown. Foley was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day 2012 while covering the Syrian uprising. The Islamic State posted a Web video Tuesday showing his murder and said it was in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq. President Barack Obama has called Foley a hero for telling the stories of oppressed people in war-torn regions like Syria...
  • Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More

    08/23/2014 11:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    August 24, 2014 Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More By Jack Cashill First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book, Deconstructing Obama. But when a Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud anew, I feel compelled to update the scorecard. The man on the hot seat once again is Fareed Zakaria. Born to a Muslim family in Mumbai, the fifty year-old Harvard Ph.D....
  • Obama’s Endless Vacation [Obama Enjoys Fine High Class Dining, Celebrity, His Own And Others]

    08/23/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Obama’s Endless Vacation In the 1990s, America had a holiday from history. Today, it has a president on holiday. By Matthew Continetti The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club — sorry, membership is full — the...
  • Texas Police Chief Killed In Traffic Stop [Suspect 24-Year Old Joshua Manuel Lopez]

    08/23/2014 11:26:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | August 23, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    Texas Police Chief Killed In Traffic Stop By Leslie Holland, CNN updated 12:27 AM EDT, Sun August 24, 2014 Police Chief Michael Pimentel had made a traffic stop He was shot multiple times, Bexar County officials says Pimentel dies at hospital Elmendorf, with 1,500 residents, is just south of San Antonio (CNN) -- A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County...
  • Eric Holder, Racial Profiler: The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race.

    08/23/2014 10:16:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Eric Holder, Racial Profiler The Investigation of Darren Wilson Is Solely Based On His Race. By Andrew C. McCarthy Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling. To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it...
  • Cocaine-Stuffed Tamales Seized at Houston Airport

    08/23/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    ABCNews ^ | August 23, 2014 | BEN CANDEA
    Cocaine-Stuffed Tamales Seized at Houston Airport Aug 23, 2014, By BEN CANDEA PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection File this under "ways not to smuggle drugs." U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
  • White House Officials Will Attend Michael Brown Funeral

    08/23/2014 8:03:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 23, 2014
    White House Officials Will Attend Michael Brown Funeral Ferguson Is Calm as It Prepares to Bury Michael BrownNIGHTLY NEWS Three White House officials will attend Michael Brown’s funeral Monday on behalf of the Obama administration, a White House official told NBC News. Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary
  • China Executes Eight On Terrorism Charges; All Appear To Be Uighurs [Club Gitmo For Al-Qaeda!]

    08/23/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 23, 2014 | JULIE MAKINEN
    China Executes Eight On Terrorism Charges; All Appear To Be Uighurs China unrest By JULIE MAKINEN Eight people convicted of terrorism, including three accused of masterminding last October’s deadly vehicle explosion in Tiananmen Square, have been executed, China’s state-run media said Saturday. It was not clear exactly when or where the executions were carried out, but they were approved by the supreme court in Xinjiang province, in China’s far northwest, the official New China News Agency reported. A recent spate of bombings and stabbings have been attributed to separatists among the Uighur population, a Turkic-speaking and mostly Muslim ethnic minority...
  • Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future

    08/23/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014
    Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future As the number of bathhouses declines, some are adding new amenities and advertising online to keep their doors open Saturday 23 August 2014 11.09 EDT In their heyday in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 bathhouses in the US. Today, there are fewer than 70 nationwide. Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has...
  • Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand

    08/23/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand - 20 minutes after he had cut its head off WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dying snake's final act of revenge came as Peng Fan threw its head away Its neurotoxic, flesh-eating venom killed the chef before help could arrive All reptiles can function for up to an hour after having body parts removed Cobras are a delicacy in China and believed to be good for your health By DAMIEN GAYLE 23 August 2014 A chef preparing a dish made from cobra flesh died after the snake bit his...
  • Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting

    08/22/2014 11:33:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | IZETTE ALVAREZ
    Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting By LIZETTE ALVAREZ AUG. 22, 2014 MIAMI — In a blow to Florida Democrats, a state judge on Friday approved a slightly modified congressional map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature and decided that the 2014 election could proceed under the old map, which he had ruled unconstitutional. Two days after a sharply partisan hearing on the new map, Terry P. Lewis, a state judge in Leon County, concluded that the rejiggered boundaries for seven districts, while not perfect, “sufficiently” addressed his constitutional concerns. A coalition of Democratic-leaning voter rights groups had...
  • Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked

    08/22/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 22, 2014
    Indira Gandhi Assassination: Controversial Film Blocked Kaum De Heere (Diamonds of the Community) tells the story of Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, Indira Gandhi's assassins India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorified her killers. Intelligence agencies had warned of potential violence if it is released. The film, Kaum De Heere, or Diamonds Of The Community, had been scheduled for release on Friday. It tells the story of Ms Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards who shot her dead apparently to avenge her decision to send troops in a...
  • 'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More'

    08/22/2014 9:22:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 22, 2014 | ALEX GREG
    'I've Killed A Lot. And If I Need To, I'll Kill A Whole Bunch More': Racist, sexist, homophobic speech from St Louis County police officer in Ferguson who pushed CNN's Don Lemon live on-air St Louis County police officer Dan Page has been suspended after a video of him giving a hate-filled speech to far-right group surfaced Page was seen on CNN on Monday pushing anchor Don Lemon as he reported live from Ferguson Page spews vitriol about black people, gay people, President Obama, Muslims and more. His extreme views include that the government is trying to indoctrinate children to...
  • Sunnis Pull Out of Iraq Talks After Mosque Attack [Iraq's New Government Crisis While Obama Golfs]

    08/22/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 22, 2014 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN
    Sunnis Pull Out of Iraq Talks After Mosque Attack August 22 2014 SINAN SALAHEDDIN Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen or the Islamic State extremist group, which has been advancing into the ethnically and communally mixed Diyala province and has been known to kill fellow Sunni Muslims who refuse to submit to its leadership. But Sunni lawmakers pointed to powerful...
  • Obama May Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide [No Clear Plan?]

    08/22/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Richard Cowan
    Obama May Seek New Funds To Battle Islamic State: Senate Aide By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq. A Senate Democratic aide on Friday said the Obama administration could detail by early to mid-September the amount of additional money it wants for the military operations, although the aide did not estimate the size of the possible funding request. The administration has indicated it...
  • Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian American Function

    08/22/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Harry Reid Apologizes For Jokes At Asian American Function By MARK Z. BARABAK Harry Reid, with history of insensitive comments, apologizes for jokes before Asian Americans in Las Vegas Harry Reid, apologizing for jokes at Asian American function, says 'sometimes I say the wrong thing' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insensitive and off-color remarks, apologized Friday for a pair of jokes he made before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” the Nevada Democrat said to laughter from...
  • Gov. Brown Urges $3 Million In Legal Aid For Immigrant Children

    08/22/2014 5:33:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | MELANIE MASON AND KATE LINTHICUM
    Gov. Brown Urges $3 Million In Legal Aid For Immigrant Children Jerry Brown California Gov. Jerry Brown, seen here in Lake Tahoe on Aug. 19, announced a proposal this week to provide $3 million in legal aid to immigrant children. By MELANIE MASON AND KATE LINTHICUM Seeking to address a swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally in recent months, Gov. Jerry Brown and other California lawmakers announced a proposal Thursday to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. The bill, if approved, would steer taxpayer money to nonprofit organizations that...
  • Obama’s America Is September 10th America

    08/22/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Obama’s America Is September 10th America By Andrew C. McCarthy August 22, 2014 Our barbaric jihadist enemies – the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had “decimated” and put on “the path to defeat” – are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades – stronger than ever. They have seized a country-size swath of territory (and growing). They have just beheaded an American journalist – which is the sort of thing they do as a matter of routine but has obviously, and finally, gotten our attention. Not to worry, though: The Obama...
  • Supreme Court Puts Hold on Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia

    08/20/2014 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    Supreme Court Puts Hold on Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia WASHINGTON — Aug 20, 2014, 3:09 PM ET http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/ap-newsalert-25043930
  • Suicide Teenagers Feared Family Would Keep Them Apart

    08/19/2014 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014
    Suicide Teenagers Feared Family Would Keep Them Apart Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18, ran in front of a train holding hands Suicide teenagers feared family would keep them apart: Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18 Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18 Photo: National Pictures 19 Aug 2014 Two teenagers who feared that their cultural differences meant they would never be accepted as a couple killed themselves by running in front of a train while holding hands, an inquest heard. Charleigh Disbrey, 15, died alongside Mert Karaoglan, her 18-year-old Turkish boyfriend,...
  • 'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate'

    08/19/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014 | JAMES NYE, ASHLEY COLEMAN
    'American Bombing Had Signed My Death Certificate': Missing US journalist James Wright Foley goes unflinching to his death as ISIS behead him in horrific video, as a warning to Obama American photojournalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS forces Foley has been missing since Thanksgiving 2012 while working in Syria ISIS posted the extremely graphic video 'A Message to America' to social media Foley speaks to camera before his death and labels the US his killers Apparently coerced by his captors into speaking against his country A masked and robed member of ISIS speaking English in what is...
  • Landlords, Tenants Unite On Amnesty Plan For Illegal Apartments

    08/18/2014 9:08:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 18, 2014 | EMILY ALPERT REYES
    Landlords, Tenants Unite On Amnesty Plan For Illegal Apartments Each year, the Los Angeles housing department discovers 600 to 700 unapproved apartments. Above, this building on South Corinth Avenue was found to have bootleg apartments in 2008. It's now under different management. (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times) By EMILY ALPERT REYES Los Angeles landlords and tenants have formed an unusual alliance seeking amnesty for illegal apartments The L.A. apartment amnesty plan would require units to meet safety standards but free them from other rules An unusual alliance of landlords and tenants wants Los Angeles to ease the way for bootlegged...
  • Protesters, Police In Riot Gear Brace For Tense Night In Ferguson [Another Nght]

    08/18/2014 8:58:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 18, 2014 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, Dana Ford and Holly Yan,
    Protesters, Police In Riot Gear Brace For Tense Night In Ferguson By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Dana Ford and Holly Yan, CNN August 18, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- An evening of peaceful protests devolved into another tense standoff as a few protesters hurled bottles toward police in Ferguson, Missouri. But the rowdy demonstrators were greatly outnumbered by fellow protesters trying to keep the gathering peaceful. Some locked arms and walked through the crowd. "Get out of street! Don't fight!" some protesters bellowed on bullhorns. Police in riot gear formed a barricade, donnning gas masks and asking reporters to do the...
  • Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell

    08/18/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 18, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    Drunk, Belligerent, Threatening Officers And Kicking The Door To Her Cell: The ugly video of Texas district attorney's DWI arrest that's behind Governor Rick Perry's indictment (Pics in URL) Rosemary Lehmberg, Austin's top prosecutor, was arrested for drunk driving in April 2013 and later pleaded guilty Video from her arrest and booking shows her being abusive toward officers and repeatedly demanding they call the sheriff Perry demanded Lehmberg step down after the arrest and said he would veto funding for her office, but Lehmberg refused Lehmberg ran a public corruption unit that pursued charges against Republicans Perry is charged with...
  • Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal?

    08/17/2014 10:43:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 17, 2014
    17 August 2014 Should Anti-Tattoo Discrimination Be Illegal? (Pic) A woman on her phone in an office with a large tattoo on her upper arm Tattoos are more popular than ever, but workers can be dismissed from or denied jobs because of their body modifications. Some want protection under employment law. Should they get it? You're perfect for the job. You have all the skills and experience the company is looking for, and you've turned up for the interview in your smartest attire. But there's a problem. If you have a tattoo that incurs the displeasure of the boss, you...
  • Michael Brown’s Raps: Money, Sex, Drugs — And A Vulnerable Side

    08/17/2014 10:18:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 17, 2014 | MATT HANSEN AND KURTIS LEE
    Michael Brown’s Raps: Money, Sex, Drugs — And A Vulnerable Side By MATT HANSEN AND KURTIS LEE AUG. 17, 2014 In the neighborhood around the worn Canfield Green Apartments, 18-year-old Michael Brown was known as a young man with some potential. His peers around him struggled to hold jobs and had multiple run-ins with the law, but Brown had graduated from high school and was headed for community college. And he had another ambition: his music. Calling himself Big’Mike, he was a prolific amateur rapper, recording solo and duet tracks and posting them online. He even included a phone number...
  • The Perry Indictment’s Predecessor A Similar Crusade Against Kay Bailey Hutchison Crashed..

    08/17/2014 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2014 | John Fund
    AUGUST 17, 2014 The Perry Indictment’s Predecessor A Similar Crusade Against Kay Bailey Hutchison Crashed 20 Years Ago. By John Fund If you want to know where the abuse-of-power indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry may be headed, look no further than how a similar indictment of then–U.S. senator Kay Bailey Hutchison crashed exactly 20 years ago. Republican Hutchison was indicted only four months after her landslide win in a special election in 1993. Travis County district attorney Ronnie Earle — whose successor, Rosemary Lehmberg, is at the center of the Perry indictment — persuaded a grand jury made up...
  • Now Protests Start IN FAVOR of Shooter Cop:

    08/17/2014 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2014
    Now Protests Start IN FAVOR of Shooter Cop: More than a hundred turn out in rally supporting Darren Wilson after he skips town to avoid violent reprisals A rally was held Sunday afternoon in support of St Louis police officer Darren Wilson (inset), who shot dead black teen Michael Brown earlier this month. Wilson fled his home after his identity was released, for fear of the many who have been protesting Brown's death. Those who rallied in support of the police officer are Sunday were mostly members of the law enforcement community. Supporters have also set up a GoFundMe site...
  • Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case.

    08/17/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August15, 2014
    AUGUST 15, 2014 Who Lost the Cities? There is more wrong with Ferguson than the Brown case. By Kevin D. Williamson The Reverend Jesse Jackson is, to the surprise of all thinking people, right about something: “A spark has exploded,” he said, referring to the protests and violence in Ferguson, Mo. “When you look at what sparked riots in the Sixties, it has always been some combination of poverty, which was the fuel, and then some oppressive police tactic. It was the same in Newark, in Chicago, in Detroit, in Los Angeles. It’s symptomatic of a national crisis of urban...
  • Pope Touches Masses In Last Day of Asia Trip

    08/17/2014 8:08:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August17, 2014 | SETH DOANE
    By SETH DOANE CBS NEWS August 17, 2014 Pope Touches Masses In Last Day of Asia Trip On the last full day of his trip to Asia today, Pope Francis appeared to make the most visible outreach yet to China and other countries in the region that do not have diplomatic relations with the Vatican. Saying that "Christians do not come as conquerors," he urged beginning a "fraternal" dialogue. Speaking to thousands of youth this afternoon, Pope Francis called on them to serve the marginalized and the lonely. "Asian youth, wake up," the pope said. The pope started his day...
  • Federal Autopsy of Michael Brown Ordered As Unrest in Ferguson Rises

    08/17/2014 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LATimes ^ | RICHARD A. SERRANO, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, MATT HANSEN
    Federal Autopsy of Michael Brown Ordered As Unrest in Ferguson Rises By RICHARD A. SERRANO, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, MATT HANSEN Citing “extraordinary circumstances” in the Aug. 9 police shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has instructed Department of Justice officials to have an additional autopsy performed by a federal medical examiner after unrest in the St. Louis suburb escalated again overnight. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials said the protester shot overnight, who is in critical condition, was shot by another protester, not by police. Holder's decision, announced Sunday, is the latest...
  • Israeli Ship Remains At Sea As Thousands of Protesters Gather in Oakland [Blockading Israel Ship]

    08/17/2014 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August17, 2014 | Rebecca Bowe
    Israeli Ship Remains At Sea As Thousands of Protesters Gather in Oakland Blockade delayed as word spreads that ship is off the coast of California, closer to Santa Cruz, and won’t be docking that day Rebecca Bowe at the Port of Oakland 17 August 2014 Pro-Palestinian protesters at the port of Oakland attempt to prevent an Israeli ship from docking. Photograph: Justin Benttinen/The Guardian An Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday remained at sea as between 2,000 and 3,000 pro-Palestinian activists streamed towards the port entrance, chanting and waving flags....
  • NAACP president: Special prosecutor "critically important" in Ferguson [And Not IRS?]

    08/17/2014 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August17, 2014
    REBECCA KAPLAN August 17, 2014, 12:42 PM NAACP president: Special prosecutor "critically important" in Ferguson NAACP President Cornell Brooks said it is "critically important" that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot by a white police officer last week. Browns' death has resulted in a week of clashes between protesters and police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., even as Gov. Jay Nixon attempted to restore the peace by instituting a curfew over the weekend.
  • Illegal Immigrants in Tilbury Shipping Container Were 'Sikhs From Afghanistan'

    08/17/2014 9:42:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August17, 2014 | David Barrett
    Illegal Immigrants in Tilbury Shipping Container Were 'Sikhs From Afghanistan' Police reveal more details about 35 men, women and children - including one fatality - found in distress in dockyard Emergency services at the scene in Tilbury Docks Immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan Photo: SKY NEWS David Barrett 17 Aug 2014 The illegal immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan, police have revealed. The officer leading a homicide inquiry after a man’s body was found inside the container...
  • Early Jail Releases Have Surged Since California's Prison Realignment [For Peace? You Must Release!]

    08/17/2014 9:39:12 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATimes ^ | August17, 2014 | PAIGE ST. JOHN
    Early Jail Releases Have Surged Since California's Prison Realignment Early jail releases surge in California Inmates walk through the yard at the Kern County Sheriff's Department's Lerdo Detention Facility in Bakersfield. Because of the diversion of state prisoners, one Kern County jail reaches maximum capacity two or three times a week and must release 20 to 30 inmates to make room. Early jail releases surge in California By PAIGE ST. JOHN ng In L.A. County, male inmates often are released after 10% of their sentences, and female prisoners after 5% Across California, over 13,500 inmates a month are being released...
  • 'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore [Law Enforcement Collapses!]

    08/16/2014 11:02:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August15, 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    'No Justice, No Curfew': Hundreds of Defiant Ferguson Protesters Ignore midnight deadline lockdown and taunt police as photograph emerges of the cop who shot dead unarmed teen Michael Brown Officer Darren Wilson, 28, was identified as the man who shot Brown on August 9 By DANIEL BATES 16 August 2014 A couple hundred defiant protesters remained on the streets of Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect Saturday night after as a first photo emerged showing the officer who gunned down unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Hundreds of other demonstrators left peacefully before the midnight to 5am deadline took effect...
  • PM: Our Generational Struggle Against A Poisonous Ideology [No Word From Obama]

    08/16/2014 10:36:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August15, 2014 | Christopher Hope,
    PM: Our Generational Struggle Against A Poisonous Ideology Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, David Cameron warns of terrorist caliphate on the shores of the Mediterranean if Islamic State succeeds The Prime Minister says the world cannot turn a blind eye to the creation of an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq By Christopher Hope, 16 Aug 2014 The West is embroiled in a generational struggle against a poisonous brand of Islamic extremism that will bring terror to the streets of Britain unless urgent action is taken to defeat it, David Cameron warns today. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, the...
  • A Highly Reflective Bike for Safer Nighttime Rides

    08/16/2014 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Wall St J ^ | August15, 2014 | LOREN MOONEY
    A Highly Reflective Bike for Safer Nighttime Rides The shimmery finish of Mission Bicycle Company's 'Lumen' promises to keep your ride brilliantly aglow By LOREN MOONEY Updated Aug. 15, 2014 FLASHY RIDE | Paint embedded with microscopic glass beads makes the Lumen bike highly reflective. F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal IT'S A CONUNDRUM every city bicyclist who pedals after sunset has grappled with: How to be seen by drivers in the dark of night? You can attach blinking lights and shiny stickers to your bike or backpack, or wear special reflective jackets. But these approaches have their flaws. Batteries...
  • Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans'

    08/16/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August16, 2014 | AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR
    Why a Belgian Chef Is Joining ISIS: 'Fighting Against Americans' BY AMMAR CHEIKH OMAR After two years of fighting alongside al Qaeda-backed militants in Syria, Abu Saif thought he was done with jihad and ready to return to his “normal” life as a chef in Belgium. But everything changed when Sunni militants swept through northern Iraq and brought their brand of holy war to a global audience. The 31-year-old cut ties with his old fighting force and put in with the rival Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), setting out for the militants’ stronghold of Raqqa and then, he...
  • Sultan of Brunei Makes Play For New York's Plaza Hotel [Pro-Sharia Sultan!]

    08/16/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August16, 2014
    Sultan of Brunei Makes Play For New York's Plaza Hotel, report says Published August 16, 2014 The Sultan of Brunei is reportedly the favorite among bidders to purchase New York's landmark Plaza Hotel. As part of an estimated $2.2 billion deal, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who hailed his country's controversial Islamic Shariah criminal law as a "great achievement," would also purchase New York's Dream Hotel and London's Grosvenor House Hotel, the Times of London reported. The properties are being sold by Subrata Roy, an Indian tycoon currently jailed in New Delhi on contempt of court charges. The profits will reportedly...
  • 'It's a huge human rights event. The Gay Games are changing the world'

    08/16/2014 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August16, 2014
    'It's a huge human rights event. The Gay Games are changing the world' Athletes from around the world have spent the past week in Cleveland at the Gay Games, the world’s largest LGBT-friendly athletics event. Skyler Reid found a festival on the up Gay Games An audience member waves a rainbow flag during the opening ceremonies. This year’s Gay Games drew nearly 8,000 participants. Photograph: Skyler Reid Four years ago, Konstantin Yablotskiy was not looking to change his life. He had travelled to Cologne to attend the Gay Games, an LGBT-friendly athletics festival. He was a figure skater, not an...
  • "Please, Let American Jets Bomb My Prison…". [Won't Happen With Obama]

    08/16/2014 6:27:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August16, 2014 | IAN BIRRELL
    Please, Let American Jets Bomb My Prison... death is better than to be forced off with a strange man: 8 months pregnant, captured by Islamic thugs waging 'Sexual Holy War' - one woman issues a heartrending plea By IAN BIRRELL IN DOHUK 16 August 2014 (Pics in URL) Taken hostage: Hayam has bravely spoken from her captivity to tell of the grim conditions - and her fears of what she may face The call came in the early hours, the voice muffled, furtive and shaking with fear. ‘If they see me talking to someone they will kill me for sure,...
  • 3 Stabbed at New York's Grand Central Station; 1 In Critical Condition

    08/16/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    LATimes ^ | August16, 2014 | AMES QUEALL
    3 Stabbed at New York's Grand Central Station; 1 In Critical Condition Grand Central Terminal By JAMES QUEALLY Triple stabbing at New York's Grand Central Terminal leaves one man in critical condition A 38-year-old man slashed three people with a folding knife at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Saturday morning, leaving one victim in critical condition, police said. According to police, Ivan DeLeon drew a 4-inch blade after bumping into someone while exiting a train about 11:15 a.m. An argument erupted and DeLeon stabbed a 29-year-old man in the arm, a 27-year-old man in the stomach and a...