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  • How to Say Sorry to Sarah Palin

    12/07/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | December 6, 2013 | Playbook Readers
    Each Friday, Politico Magazine picks the political scandal of the week, and our colleague Mike Allen asks Playbook readers to weigh in with their crisis-management expertise, both professional and otherwise. This week’s scandal: the spectacular implosion of Martin Bashir, the MSNBC daytime host who resigned Wednesday as controversy mounted over his remarks about former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Here’s what got him in trouble: On his Nov. 15 broadcast, Bashir called Palin "a world class idiot" because she made a comparison to slavery while discussing U.S. debt to China. The host then read an excerpt from the diary of a...
  • Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay

    11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet
    A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for...
  • Blacks Trash Conservative Actress On Twitter After She Quotes MLK: “SHUT UP WHITE B**CH”

    08/30/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Kristin Tate
    Black actress Stacey Dash recently tweeted a part of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. But, since Dash is a conservative, she got blasted by other blacks on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets, via The Blaze. (WARNING: Explicit language)
  • Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

    08/07/2013 6:20:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2013
    n a rare diplomatic snub, President Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month. The decision reflects both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow's stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights. Obama will still attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, but a top White House official said the president had no plans to hold one-on-one talks with Putin while there. Instead of visiting Putin in...
  • Emanuel: Police Made Right Call In Closing Beach

    06/01/2011 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.wlsam.com/ ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sun-Times Media, LLC
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Police did the right thing in closing a crowded North Avenue beach on Memorial Day after receiving a “tremendous amount” of calls about beach patrons suffering from heat exhaustion, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. Emanuel said he was not consulted before the Chicago Police Department’s unprecedented decision to clear the beach and send patrons back to, in some cases, homes without air-conditioning. In fact, the mayor said he didn’t find out about it until the morning after.
  • New York Times drops ball on IRS Investigation of Planned Parenthood Clinics

    04/10/2011 2:08:54 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    New York Times/Other Sources... | 10-April-2011
    The original article is (New York Times): The Bay Citizen: I.R.S. Looks at Finances of Bay Area Clinic There is a FreeRepublic thread on this as well: I.R.S. Looks at Finances of Bay Area Clinic [ IRS ] This situation was so criminal and so bad that Planned Parenthood tossed the clinics in question out of the Planned Parenthood network. Coverup. That is the word to describe. If a coverup happens to some liberal sacred cow such as Planned Parenthood, the New York Times will ignore. However, if it a conservative situation, the New York Times will throw all their...
  • Study: Slowdown in warming last year not permanent

    12/04/2009 12:26:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,185+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.4, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate researchers say cooler temperatures in North America last year do not mean global warming is easing. Their report comes just days before President Barack Obama goes to Copenhagen, Denmark, to speak at a United Nations conference on climate change.
  • Gibbs: Despite research dispute, 'climate change is happening'

    11/30/2009 12:37:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 1,909+ views
    Gibbs: Despite research dispute, 'climate change is happening' By Tony Romm - 11/30/09 03:21 PM ET The White House on Monday made exceptionally clear that it wants nothing to do with the furor over documents that global warming skeptics say prove the phenomenon is not a threat. Despite the incident, which rocked international headlines last week, climate science is sound, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stressed this afternoon, and the White House nonetheless believes "climate change is happening." "I don't think that's anything that is, quite frankly, among most people, in dispute anymore," he said during Monday's press briefing. Climate change...
  • House Launches Ethics Probe Into Congressman William Jefferson's Charges [373-23......]

    06/06/2007 9:32:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1,046+ views
    House Launches Ethics Probe Into Congressman William Jefferson's Charges Wednesday, June 06, 2007 FC1 ADVERTISEMENT WASHINGTON — High drama is playing out in the House of Representatives amid a growing political furor over the launch of an official ethics probe into Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat charged with federal corruption charges. The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night — 373-23, with 13 voting "present" — to require the House ethics committee to begin an investigative subcommittee to look into Jefferson's dealings. Twenty House members did not vote. The House also voted to approve a Democrat-sponsored resolution requiring an investigative subcommittee...
  • Session to focus on 'gay agenda'in 21st Century

    06/17/2005 2:14:57 PM PDT · by SolidSupplySide · 10 replies · 327+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2005, 1:07PM | ALLAN TURNER
    Eager to advance hard-won social and political gains and repel ongoing attacks from social conservatives, Houston gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities will circle the wagons at the George R. Brown Convention Center Saturday to devise a plan of action for the 21st century. Part attack, part defense, the so-called Futures Conference will be the first community-wide strategy session since 1978's Town Meeting I, which gave birth to an array of counseling, medical, business and social organizations. Formally known as The Conference of the Futures of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Intersexed, Questioning and Allied Residents of the Greater Houston Metropolitan...
  • The Judges Made Them Do It (New York Times Liberals Attack GOP Criticism Of Judicial Tyranny Alert)

    04/06/2005 12:19:57 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 721+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/06/05 | New York Times Editorial
    t was appalling when the House majority leader threatened political retribution against judges who did not toe his extremist political line. But when a second important Republican stands up and excuses murderous violence against judges as an understandable reaction to their decisions, then it is time to get really scared. It happened on Monday, in a moment that was horrifying even by the rock-bottom standards of the campaign that Republican zealots are conducting against the nation's judiciary. Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, rose in the chamber and dared to argue that recent courthouse violence might be explained by distress...
  • Tim Robbins Honored by UCLA

    04/21/2003 10:11:13 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Actor Tim Robbins has been given some good news after weeks of being attacked for waving peace signs at the Oscars - he's to be honored by UCLA. Robbins and partner Susan Sarandon were blasted by right-wingers for their anti-war stance at the Academy Awards last month - leading to an honor at the Baseball Hall of Fame to be scrapped earlier this month. But now UCLA scholars have stepped up to recognize former student Robbins and bestow the Alumnus of the Year Award on him. UCLA theatre professor Gary Gardner says, "Tim reflects who we are and what we...