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  • Volkswagen CEO warns of huge cuts over scandal: Employees warned of mass layoffs

    10/06/2015 10:44:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Mark Thompson
    Volkswagen will have to make massive savings to cope with the huge cost of its emissions cheating scandal. That was the stark message delivered to more than 20,000 Volkswagen employees by the group's new chief executive, Matthias Mueller, at a meeting in Germany on Tuesday. A former Porsche chief, Mueller took over as CEO of the giant automaker after Martin Winterkorn stood down when it became clear the group had cheated emissions tests on as many as 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide. Mueller said Volkswagen would survive, but warned the road to recovery would be painful. "We must make massive...
  • Sarah Palin speaks in SLC for pregnancy center fundraiser [Utah]

    10/03/2015 7:46:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies ^ | October 3, 2015 | Glen Beeby
    Sarah Palin was the featured speaker for the annual Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City fundraiser. The former Alaska Governor highlighted the importance for woman to have options and a place to turn to for help. The organization helps give counseling, pregnancy tests, and free ultrasounds to women. The group spends around $375,000 for their services and this event is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Executive Director Jim Kerr said Palin's story is an inspiration to a lot of people and their clients that's why he invited her to come. By giving food, clothing, and sullies to mothers...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 11:09:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud.
  • Hagel blasts White House Syria strategy in memo to Susan Rice [Flashback]

    09/30/2015 12:29:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a highly detailed memo to National Security Adviser Susan Rice in early October that blasted the White House’s strategy in Syria. A senior U.S. official told CNN Thursday that Mr. Hagel wrote a blunt assessment of U.S. policy in the region “expressing concern about overall Syria strategy,” the network reported. The interview corroborates initial reporting on the existence of the memo by The New York Times. Mr. Hagel’s memo conveyed to Ms. Rice that the U.S. needs “to have a sharper view of what to do about the Assad regime,” CNN reported.
  • Kevin McCarthy: I’ll ‘fight to win’

    09/30/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | CNN, via
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pitching himself for the role of the next speaker of the House and says he’s the leader who will know how to pick his battles — and bring everyone to the table. McCarthy laid out his vision for the speakership Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead,” saying he wouldn’t shy away from a fight, but he wouldn’t enter one that was futile. “I’m willing to fight but I want to fight to win,” McCarthy said when asked about the call by some Republicans to force a government shutdown fight...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • [Flashback to January 2015]REP. DANIEL WEBSTER REMAINS THREAT TO BOEHNER [Flashback to January 2015]

    09/25/2015 5:22:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 5 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 26, 2015 | JONATHAN STRONG
    Conservatives aren’t finished opposing Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)35% . Neither, apparently, is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)63% . In an interview, the Florida Republican says he is still working to build support for a “member-driven, principle-based” House – and his supporters, including key conservatives such as Rep. Steve King (R-IA)77% , aren’t backing down either. Several right-wing dissidents who voted against their party’s sitting speaker faced a severe backlash following the event, and GOP moderates have worked since then to build clout. So far that’s mostly involved taking down a key pro-life bill on the eve of a massive anti-abortion...
  • Gohmert releases statement following Boehner resignation

    09/25/2015 1:37:39 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | September 25, 2015 | Congressman Louis Gohmert
    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from the position of Speaker of the House: "America is at an incredibly perilous time in our history; we need bold leadership more than ever, and the Speaker now has graciously given us that opportunity." "Due in part to the massive shift in power away from the most accountable representatives of the people to a President and five judges, we have needed leadership with vision for the future that did not continue the downhill slide. A goal to simply slow the losses of liberty...
  • ‘Call off your (deleted) dogs!’ Hillary rages to Obama

    09/23/2015 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 66 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 23, 2015 | David K. Li and Chris Perez
    An enraged Hillary Rodham Clinton blew up at President Obama, demanding he “call off your f–king dogs” looking into her emails during a tense Oval Office meeting, according to a new book. The book, “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary,” says the former first lady was furious at what she believed were damaging leaks by Obama aides that led to investigations of her use of a private email server as secretary of state. So she went right to the top to settle the matter.Clinton requested a meeting with Obama, against the advice of hubby Bill Clinton, believing “she was being persecuted...
  • Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio: This Is Where We Are Headed

    09/23/2015 7:30:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 131 replies
    Red State ^ | September 21, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    The sharp and rapid rise of Carly Fiorina is, for me at least, another indicator that polling right now is volatile and flawed. I actually think if primary season started tomorrow, we’d find the last men standing would be Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%, with Cruz having a slight advantage — for now at least.
  • Kids with cancer and their parents ejected from park near White House

    09/21/2015 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2015 | Fredrick Kunkle
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the group’s plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that the Secret Service and Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer.
  • Matthews, Hardball Panel Mock GOP Women, Rural Virginians; ‘They’ve Got an Attitude’

    09/20/2015 6:34:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Prior to Donald Trump’s rally Monday night in Dallas, Texas, Chris Matthews and the panelists on MSNBC’s Hardball mocked Republican women and voters from “southwestern Virginia” of Scots-Irish heritage who’ve “got an attitude” and previously supported Democrats like Jim Webb. Exhibiting why Democrats have been disappearing from offices in areas along the Appalachians, Matthews wrote them off as white people “like Pat Buchanan” of “Scots-Irish down in southwestern Virginia...where they’re kind of – the people that went to the mountains when they immigrated to the United States, they went right to the rural areas and they've got an attitude.”
  • Trump Was Right — In Book, Jeb Credits His Wife For His Immigration Views

    09/17/2015 4:00:17 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Scott Greer
    In the first two sentences of Jeb Bush’s book, “Immigration Wars,” the former Florida governor credits his wife Columba with shaping his views on immigration. That might come as a surprise to some voters, after Bush demanded that Donald Trump apologize Wednesday night for making the same point. Bush was asked during CNN’s Republican primary debate what he thought about Trump’s statement to CNN in July: “If my wife were from Mexico, I think I would have a soft spot for people from Mexico.” Bush, whose wife was born and raised in Mexico, demanded an apology from the real estate...
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didn’t comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Would-Be Boehner Successors Jockeying to Line Up Support

    09/17/2015 1:29:21 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | September 17, 2015 | Matt Fuller
    Talk of deposing John A. Boehner has reached such a crescendo that one frustrated House Republican stood up in a closed-door meeting Wednesday night and said she was tired of would-be leadership candidates contacting her about supporting them. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota told the GOP conference Wednesday she didn’t appreciate all the calls she’s received from potential leadership candidates asking for her vote, multiple members told CQ Roll Call. It’s that early jockeying that has a number of conservatives questioning whether the speaker can survive through the end of the year. Asked how Ohio Republican’s foes could actually...
  • Muslim teen creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested

    09/16/2015 11:48:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    CNN, via ^ | September 16, 2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case. The 14-year-old's day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested. A photo shows Ahmed, wearing a NASA t-shirt, looking confused and upset as he's being led out of school in handcuffs. "They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb," the freshman later...
  • Why are 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Investigation into 9/11 still classified?

    09/11/2015 8:13:33 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress set up a joint committee to investigate. After nearly 6 months, the joint committee released its report - but the Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report, citing the damage the information could do to our relationships with foreign governments. Ever since then, families of the victims of 9/11, lawmakers, and government watchdog groups have all been agitating for the declassification of those 28 pages. First the Bush administration, and then the Obama administration have refued all requests to reveal what's in those 28 pages. President Obama told the families...
  • Aylan Kurdi: Drowned boy’s father accused of being people smuggler in charge of boat that crashed

    09/11/2015 5:10:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 11, 2015 | Daniel Meers and Ben McClellan
    The father of the three-year-old boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, rocking the whole world to its core, has been accused of being a people smuggler who captained the fateful voyage. A woman, who claimed to have lost her two children on the vessel, made the stunning claims to Network Ten via her cousin who lives in Sydney on Friday night. The image of Aylan Kurdi’s dead body was the catalyst for Australia to accept 12,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing persecution in their homeland. It was claimed last night that his ­father Abdullah was a...
  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    09/10/2015 3:06:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. The research was carried out by the service in a nine-month long experiment at both Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Twentynine Palms, Calif. About 400 Marines, including 100 women, volunteered to join the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, the unit the Marine Corps created to compare how men...
  • These men's rights activists are using a 1950s law to shut down women in tech

    09/09/2015 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September1, 2015 | Alyssa Bereznak
    Stephanie Burns came up with the idea for Chic CEO, a free online platform for female entrepreneurs, in 2008, when she was getting her MBA. Many of her friends had lost jobs in the recession and were asking her for tips on how to start their own businesses. After hosting about 15 friends at her San Diego home to exchange advice, Burns realized there was a market for offering entrepreneurial guidance to women. A year later, she launched her company. Up until 2014, the focus of her work involved providing practical business advice to women in the form of free,...
  • Story Begins To Unravel About Drowned Syrian Boy

    09/08/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    Details about the Syrian family of the three-year old boy, who drowned as they made their way to Europe from Turkey on a small dingy, began to emerge recently and some things do not add up. According to The Wall Street Journal, Abdullah Kurdi, the little boy’s father, was living in a relatively safe area in a Turkish town for three years while working on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day. However, Kurdi told a Syrian radio station it was not enough to support himself and his family and he relied on his sister Tima Kurdi,...
  • U.S. asks Greece to deny Russian flights to Syria

    09/07/2015 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2015 | RENEE MALTEZOU, TOM PERRY AND LIDIA KELLY
    The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday, after Washington told Moscow it was deeply concerned by reports of a Russian military build up in Syria. The Greek foreign ministry said the request was being examined. Russian newswire RIA Novosti earlier said Greece had refused the U.S. request, quoting a diplomatic source as saying that Russia was seeking permission to run the flights up to Sept. 24. Russia, which has a naval base in the Syrian port of Tartous, has sent regular flights...
  • At West Point, Annual Pillow Fight Becomes Weaponized [turns into brawl]

    09/05/2015 4:32:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2015 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    For generations, freshmen cadets at the United States Military Academy have marked the end of a grueling summer of training with a huge nighttime pillow fight that is billed as a harmless way to blow off steam and build class spirit. But this year the fight on the West Point, N.Y., campus turned bloody as some cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, thought to be helmets, that split lips, broke at least one bone, dislocated shoulders and knocked cadets unconscious. The brawl at the publicly funded academy, where many of the Army’s top leaders are trained, left 30 cadets...
  • Judge orders Rowan clerk to appear in court Thursday after she again denies marriage licenses

    09/02/2015 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 41 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOHN CHEVES
    A federal judge has ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies to appear in his courtroom Thursday and explain why Davis should not be held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Shortly after opening her doors Tuesday, Davis told two same-sex couples who asked for marriage licenses that she would not issue them, despite a federal court injunction ordering her to do so. (snip) Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture [Maryland]

    08/30/2015 8:58:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 29, 2015 | Doug Donovan
    An assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property. When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration. O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to...
  • Call me 'ze,' not 'he': University [of Tennessee] wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns

    08/27/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 79 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    pronouns Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published August 27, 2015 Facebook106 Twitter35 livefyre36 Email Print University of Tennessee University of Tennessee Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website....
  • After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

    08/26/2015 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 122 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | PIERRE THOMAS, JACK CLOHERTY, JACK DATE and MIKE LEVINE
    A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.)almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He...
  • Vester Lee Flanagan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    08/26/2015 11:23:15 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 83 replies ^ | 8-26, 2015 | Tom Cleary
    A disgruntled former employee of a Virginia TV station stalked and ambushed a news crew during a live interview Wednesday morning before opening fire, killing a reporter and photographer and wounding the woman being interviewed. Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, who went by the name Bryce Williams while working at the station, WDBJ, has been identified as the suspect. His name was initially reported as Lester Lee Flanagan. Flanagan shot himself after being confronted by police, WHSV reports. He was taken to the hospital and died at about 1:25 p.m. The gunman opened fire during a live interview with a...
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • ‘no sane country would have birthright citizenship!’ – evil racist democrat harry reid in 1993

    08/23/2015 4:53:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Well, first we found how Newsweek called Obama an “anchor baby,” and now we’ve discovered a video showing the evil racist Harry Reid decrying birthright citizenship in 1993. Watch below:
  • Civil War Re-Enactment Canceled After Charleston Slayings [South Carolina]

    08/20/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    AP, via ^ | August 19, 2015 | AP
    A Civil War battle re-enactment at a historic South Carolina planation has been canceled in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will not host the re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville that was scheduled for November, according to local media outlets. Boone Hall marketing director Rick Benthall said the event comes too soon after the slayings at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Benthall said it was canceled out of respect for the victims' families and to allow the community to heal. "It was...
  • VA caught sending veterans' mail to the shredder

    08/19/2015 5:39:45 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 18, 2015 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    The government watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs reported Monday that it was able to substantiate claims that the VA's Los Angeles office was sending mail from veterans to the shredder. The VA's Office of Inspector General said it launched an "unannounced inspection" of the Los Angeles office after hearing allegations that the VA staff there was shredding mail related to veterans' disability compensation claims. Though the OIG said it can't measure how often this might have happened, it did say it found some examples of mail lined up for the shredder that instead should have been opened and...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway

    08/17/2015 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died. Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was struck by a car on Interstate 70 Sunday night near Hagerstown, Md., after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia. Robinson had just stopped at a gas station, where he met a family whose children were interested in his custom-made car, state police in Hagerstown...
  • Levin: ‘Sect. 793 of Penal Code ... Is What Hillary Clinton Has to Worry About’

    08/14/2015 5:24:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Margaret Knapp
    “Section 793 of the Penal Code, Subsection (f) what Hillary Clinton has to worry about,” nationally syndicated radio show host Staff Mark Levin said on his Wednesday broadcast during a legal analysis of Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state. “My point is when you set up an unsecured server in your barn adjacent to your home in Chappaqua, New York, you have intentionally – forget about negligence – you have intentionally bypassed the security process for that server,” said Levin, a former chief of staff at the Justice Department.
  • Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally

    08/08/2015 4:48:49 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz and Megan R. Wilson
    Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak. After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders. Some in the crowd booed.
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • We Are Doing Debates Wrong

    08/07/2015 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Conservative Underground ^ | August 7, 2015 | James P. Willis
    The only big news from last night’s debate is that we can confirm that we should not trust the news media to run a Presidential debate. To begin with, this was a question and answer period, not a debate. A debate would have been more substantive and would have given people some idea about a candidate’s position on issues rather than their ability to produce a sound bite on command. The questions were controlled in a way that demonstrated the bias of the media personalities asking them, and there was no effort to even pretend to give each candidate an...
  • Emails reveal Lerner considered targeting… Bristol Palin

    08/06/2015 9:52:20 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, as long as it wasn’t partisan I guess. All of those miraculously recovered IRS emails – 1.5 million pages at least – have been under the microscope at the Senate Finance Committee. They released a new preliminary report this week which has more bad news for Lois Lerner and company, including a few eye openers which were highlighted by Orin Hatch. One in particular should really catch the attention of those who, for some reason, still aren’t completely convinced of Ms. Lerner’s unbiased, bipartisan credentials. In it, she indicates that she considered opening an investigation into a charity who...
  • Vigilante king and his Uber-style law enforcement squad [New Orleans]

    08/02/2015 6:57:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    News ^ | August 2, 2015 | News Australia
    MEET Sidney Torres IV, the suave New Orleans businessman who is taking policing the city’s crime-ridden streets into his own hands. The wealthy real estate developer was sick of the painfully slow police response to widespread gunfights, theft and drug offences, so he created an Uber-style app to clean up his neighbourhood. He bought a fleet of black Polaris Rangers, fitted with blue flashing lights and iPads to deal with requests, and hired off-duty police officers as his team. The former waste disposal mogul, who managed a network of garbage trucks, told The New York Times: “I’m handling crime the...
  • Gov. Hogan’s changes for Maryland come with an in-your-face attitude

    08/02/2015 5:04:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has slashed tolls on the state’s highways, canceled Baltimore’s long-planned Red Line light-rail project and, last week, dramatically announced the closure of the city’s deeply troubled Men’s Detention Center. Hogan, Maryland’s first Republican governor in nearly a decade, did not need the backing of the Democratic-controlled state legislature for any of those decisions. He announced them on his own, deriding inaction by past administrations and acknowledging that he had made little effort to seek Democratic legislative leaders’ input before he acted. The governor’s in-your-face approach contrasts with the pledges of bipartisanship he made after his election...
  • ICE explains why Jesus Deniz-Mendoza wasn’t deported before allegedly shooting Montana family

    08/01/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    We starting to learn new details about Jesus Deniz-Mendoza, an 18-year-old legal immigrant from Mexico who is accused of murdering a “Good Samaritan” couple and wounding their daughter during a July 29 attack in Montana. Deniz-Mendoza, who also goes by the name Jesus Yeizon Deniz, was admitted legally into the United State in 2013: And he was out on bond after a recent burglary arrest in Wyoming: ICE couldn’t do anything about his arrest, however, because he was a legal immigrant. (snip) Was then 16-year-old Mendoza admitted to the U.S. as a DREAMer? Did he actually enter the U.S. in...
  • Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

    07/26/2015 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 142 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 25, 2015 | Gordon Kelly
    Last week Microsoft MSFT confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised… With just four days left before launch, Windows 10’s policy of automatic updates has run into its first major problem and it is causing many PCs to stop working correctly.
  • Clinton May Not Have Known Emails Were Classified

    07/24/2015 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 82 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | WMAL Staff
    The inspector general for the intelligence community has informed members of Congress that some material emailed by Hillary Clinton from her private server contained classified information but because it was not identified that way, it is unclear if Clinton realized she was potentially compromising classified information, according to a spokeswoman for the IG’s office.
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate general’s grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. “When I saw this last night, my wife couldn’t understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG’s story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said they’re standing up...
  • Leggett Says Work Underway to Remove Confederate Statue in Rockville [MD]

    07/23/2015 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 21, 2015 | ANDREW METCALF
    Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday the process is underway to remove the Confederate statue from the Red Brick Courthouse grounds in Rockville. Leggett said in a phone interview with Bethesda Beat that the county is getting estimates from contractors to remove the statue, which he expects to receive by the end of the week. “We’re in the process of getting it done,” Leggett said. The county executive said the county hasn’t decided where to relocate the statue once it’s removed from the courthouse grounds. “The removal question is resolved,” Leggett said. “The only question now is where it...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/23/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. ” We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and...
  • Family says someone fired shots at truck that flew Confederate flag

    07/22/2015 3:46:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 76 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ken Lemon
    A Gastonia family has removed a Confederate flag from their truck after they said someone fired half a dozen gunshots at them this weekend. The shooting happened Saturday night and bullets narrowly missed a passenger's head. The family showed Eyewitness News reporter Ken Lemon the damage and told him they believe they were targeted. The father of two, who did not want to be identified, took it down and told Lemon it's not worth flying anymore.
  • How Bad is the Highway Bill (Sen. Mike Lee)?

    07/21/2015 4:41:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Senator Mike Lee's Facebook Page ^ | July 21, 2015 | Senator Mike Lee
    If I don't have time to read legislation before voting on it, my default vote is no. We received the highway bill today at 3:06 p.m., and it is over 1,000 pages long. Our first vote on this legislation is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.