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  • Cambridge School Removes Santa Claus From Winter Concert

    12/15/2014 4:21:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 12, 2014 | Katie Brace
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The Andrew Peabody School in Cambridge snubbed Santa the day before the winter concert. Principal Jennifer Ford sent a letter home to parents on Thursday letting them know of the change. The letter said in part: “I am writing to you today to inform you of a change in our concert series this winter. Our First through Fourth grade concert as well as our Kindergarten concert will not include a visit from Santa Claus this year.” Robert Thompson has two kids in the school. He said the concert traditionally closed with Santa running through the aisle. He...
  • Federal complaint details Acampo man’s arrest on terrorism charge

    03/18/2014 1:36:59 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 17, 2014 11:18pm updated 12:14am | Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton
    The FBI secretly kept tabs on Nicholas Michael Teausant for six months, having a confidential informant meet with him repeatedly in Stockton at breakfast joints, a park and a flea market as the 20-year-old student allegedly spun his vision of jihad against the United States. Federal court papers say Teausant talked for months of his desire to train fighters in Syria, to bomb the Los Angeles subway system over the New Year’s Day holiday and to spark a civil war that would topple the U.S. government. :snip: In Internet postings quoted in the complaint, as well as conversations Teausant had...
  • Note left for female pilot: Cockpit 'no place for a woman'

    03/06/2014 11:40:50 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 115 replies ^ | 3/5/14 | Harriet Baskas/
    It turns out that some still aren't ready for women to fly planes, as a sexist note left by a passenger for the female pilot of his flight revealed. “The cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman,” began the note scrawled on a napkin and left behind by a passenger on a recent WestJet flight from Calgary to Victoria, B.C. “Were (sic) short mothers, not pilots” continued the note, signed by "David," and also referenced a biblical verse. The passenger wrote he wished the airline would tell him when “a fair lady is at the helm” so...
  • Tea Party Leader Filing Ethics Complaint Against Dem Rep

    02/06/2014 1:10:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/14 | Matthew Boyle
    One of the most high-profile victims of the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal is planning to unveil surprising new allegations about the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at a hearing this morning. Catherine Engelbrecht, the head of election integrity group True The Vote and Tea Party group King Street Patriots, alleges Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) demanded information from her group in a similar manner to the IRS, according to her testimony. “Hours after sending letters, he would appear on cable news and publicly defame me and my organization,” Engelbrecht said. The Tea Party leader is...
  • Staten Islanders file civil rights complaint against Bayonne Bridge project

    01/28/2014 4:27:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | January 28, 2014
    NEW YORK — A Staten Island community group says a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge violates the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 by exposing minority residents of the island's north shore to toxins without providing any offsetting economic benefits.
  • Tennis Appeals Comcast Decision to Supremes - Says D.C. circuit ignores congressional intent

    12/04/2013 8:02:55 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 12/04/2013 10:45:00 AM Eastern | John Eggerton
    Washington - The Tennis Channel has taken its carriage complaint against Comcast to the Supreme Court. “We are seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in our case because the lower court strayed from longstanding federal discrimination law to invent an arbitrary and unfair standard for deciding cable carriage complaints," Tennis Channel said in a statement. "The ruling ignores Congress’ intent to ensure a diverse, competitive media marketplace and eviscerates the FCC’s congressionally assigned responsibility to regulate program network competition in the public interest. "“In doing so, the lower court reversed two-and-a-half years of repeated conclusions by the...
  • TDEC: Water quality complaints could be an 'act of terrorism'

    06/22/2013 6:16:01 AM PDT · by thatdewd · 24 replies ^ | June 21, 2013 | David Garrett Jr.
    Most people do not believe that complaining about water quality is an act of terrorism, but Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Deputy Director Sherwin Smith isn't most people. Smith told a group of Maury County residents, on May 29, that baseless complaints about water quality could be considered an "act of terrorism," The Tennessean reported on Thursday. In an audio recording, Smith told the crowd: "We take water quality very seriously. Very, very seriously. But you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there's no water quality...
  • Muslim group files complaint against UCF professor

    06/19/2013 9:29:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 19, 2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A professor is facing a formal complaint for how he teaches students at the University of Central Florida Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations claims Jonathan Matusitz, a UCF professor, supports an anti-Muslim hate group. It said in the letter the professor is a member of Act for America, a group that is against Muslims. Matusitz told Channel 9 he's spoken to the organization before. The letter asks UCF to review the professor's teachings. A video of Matusitz was posted on YouTube.
  • Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

    11/20/2012 6:41:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Fox News
    Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year. The company filed a complaint on Friday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation's largest — has unlawfully disrupted business by staging protests at Wal-Mart's stores and warehouses around the country over the past six months. The retail giant, which has roughly 1.3 million U.S. workers, is...
  • Documents Cited in Complaint in Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Holder)

    08/17/2012 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    House Committed on Oversigh & Government Reform ^ | latest added October 11, 2012 | Committe on Oversight & Government Reform
    Document List Cited in Complaint at link: October 11, 2011 Subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder Letter from Sen. Charles Grassley to Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson (Jan. 27, 2011) Letter from Sen. Charles Grassley to Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson (Jan. 31, 2011) Letter from Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Sen. Charles Grassley (Feb. 4, 2011) Letter from Rep. Darrell Issa to Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson (Mar. 16, 2011) Letter from Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (Apr. 19, 2011) Letter from Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Sen. Charles Grassley (May 2, 2011)...
  • Second ethics complaint to be filed against Wasserman Schultz over DNC ad

    09/21/2011 10:10:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/21/11 | Amanda Carey
    The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) will submit a new ethics complaint against Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, The Daily Caller has learned. The complaint, which will be filed on Thursday with the Office of Congressional Ethics, takes issue with DNC ads that appear to violate House rules. Thursday’s complaint will be the second the RNLA has leveled at Wasserman Schultz. (Snip) The letter that will be sent Thursday doubles down on the original complaint, targeting newly-released Spanish-language ads in Tampa, Denver, Miami and Las Vegas. The ads proclaim in Spanish: “In the face of
  • Want to File an IRS Complaint Against Media Matters?

    06/27/2011 11:04:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox nation ^ | 6/27/11 | fox
    Media Matters for America is organized as a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Under IRS guidelines, they must abide by several rules to maintain this status. Specifically, 501(c)3 organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. You can read an interesting article on this subject "Is Media Matters Breaking the law in its ‘war' on Fox News?" The article strongly suggests that Media Matters is violating its exemption as an educational foundation by actively participating in partisan political activities. Specifically...
  • Accuser of Christine O'Donnell LIED, charges Complaint to D.C. Bar seeking Disbarrment

    06/14/2011 7:09:20 AM PDT · by Moseley · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The FREEDOMIST ^ | June 13, 2011 | Paul Collier Melanie Sloan, Christine O'Donnell attacker, faces Legal Ethics issues- bar complaint filed by Jonathon Moseley The Freedomist is following the political hack attack attempted by Melanie Sloan (CREW uses Christine O'Donnell complaint as fundraiser- how lies, slander, and libel gets Melanie Sloan funded- Freedom News) and her progressive cronies (Man throws nephew under bus to attack Christine O'Donnell- The David Keegan Story) who seem to have some unnatural fear of Christine O'Donnell, the Delaware Tea Party Senate Candidate who upset the progressive Mike Castle in the GOP primary  (O'Donnell WINS!), only to see  the Delaware State GOP turn against...
  • Criminal Complaint against Peace Now Leader Oppenheimer

    04/13/2011 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 4/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A leading nationalist has filed a criminal complaint against Peace Now leader Yariv Oppenheimer for giving U.S. embassy officials in Washington information with the intention of “damaging the country.” The alleged crimes are punishable by life in prison or even death. “I hope that American pressure on the government of Israel will bring about an implementation” of orders against a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, he said in a document revealed last week by WikiLeaks. Itzik Shadmi, head of the Binyamin Region Residents’ Committee, said, “Peace Now for years incites policies against Israel in order to weaken the communities...
  • Prank Call to Wisc. Governor Prompts Ethics Complaint

    03/07/2011 7:03:48 PM PST · by LUV W · 21 replies
    Fox 21 News ^ | March 7,2011 | WI Associated Press
    MADISON - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Scott Walker for statements made during a recorded prank phone call.
  • (House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell) Issa launches complaint site, gets some complaints

    01/16/2011 11:18:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Public Radio ^ | 1/12/11 | John Moe
    Issa launches complaint site, gets some complaintsPosted by John Moe on January 12, 2011 8:10 AM House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is now in charge of a website on which anyone can send the House Oversight Committee examples of fraud and abuse. Issa tweeted about it: Got any tips on government waste/fraud/abuse? Here’s our secure, anonymous #whistleblower portal please share…
  • Candidate Files Criminal Complaint Over Firm Handshake

    10/29/2010 6:25:07 AM PDT · by Puppage · 25 replies
    NBC Miami. com ^ | 10/29/2010 | Puppage
    A firm handshake is usually seen as a good thing in business and even in politics. Not so much in South Florida. A candidate for the Broward County School Board wants the cops to lock up her opponent after what she claims was akin to battery after a recent debate. Jaemi Levine filed a complaint with the Broward Sheriff's Office claiming David Thomas squeezed her hand so hard during a post-debate handshake Tuesday that it now hurts. Instead of getting a grip on education issues, Thomas decided to get a grip on his opponent for the Disctrict 4 seat. Levine...
  • Boxer faces ethics complaint for telling teachers to send students to work for campaign

    10/27/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/10 | Jonathan Strong
    In a close election race against former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer is facing new ethics complaints over asking teachers to send their students to work for her campaign. In an Oct. 27 letter to California education authorities, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), a non-profit group urging lower taxes, said, “In abject ignorance of California state law, the political campaign of Senator Barbara Boxer has openly solicited teachers employed by [Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)] to urge their students to volunteer for her campaign.” The HJTA letter refers to a letter obtained by the...
  • Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

    10/22/2010 7:56:55 PM PDT · by Penn4God · 32 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10-22-10 | Foxnews
    A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids , Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate. The ad "expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths,” according to the complaint filed by the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. "It's a violation to make, print or publish a discriminatory statement," Executive Director Nancy Haynes told Fox News. "There are no exemptions to that."
  • The DOJ’s Unsupported Suit Against the Arizona Immigration Law

    07/09/2010 5:30:28 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 9, 2010 | Dan Miller
    The already bloated doctrine of federal preemption must not be further engorged. On July 6, 2010, the Holder Justice Department, allegedly without consultation with President Obama, filed suit in federal district court in Arizona to block the new Arizona law intended to enforce existing federal laws against unlawful immigration, something the federal government itself has patently failed to do. The suit asks the court for, among other things, an order restraining Arizona from implementing the new statute later this month as scheduled, pending the outcome of the litigation. It is evident that this was done for partisan political purposes, although...
  • Canada Liberals file ethics complaint against government (accused of partisan politics w/ stimulus)

    10/15/2009 1:34:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | Randall Palmer
    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada's Liberal Party said on Thursday it was launching an ethics complaint against the Conservative government, charging it was playing partisan politics with stimulus programs. The Liberals lodged the complaint against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 47 other legislators for putting their signatures at the bottom of oversized publicity checks used in announcing federal grants for infrastructure programs and other economic stimulus measures. In the case of at least two members of Parliament, they said, the Conservative Party logo was also on the checks. The Liberals have asked Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to rule that putting legislators'...

    09/20/2009 1:01:35 PM PDT · by jbjd · 5 replies · 955+ views
    jbjd ^ | 09.20.2009 | jbjd
    THE CHEESE STANDS ALONE © 2009 jbjd The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United State House of Representatives, 3rd in line of Presidential succession,, acting in a non-governmental role as Chair of the 2008 DNC Convention, signed and submitted to the Board of Elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Official DNC Certification of Barack Obama’s Nomination. Therefore, this Complaint of Election Fraud and Request for Investigation to the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, specifically names her. It’s not as if citizens have not tried to find out directly from the DNC on what basis they...
  • Nevada Public Integrity Complaint

    07/27/2009 3:30:54 AM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 194+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | July 27, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    This was filed with the following: State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General Southern Nevada Public Integrity Unit Office of Clark County District Attorney Office of the Clark County Managers Office July 27, 2009 page 1-2 Re: Las Vegas Township Constable Robert Gronauer On July 25, 2009 we had Las Vegas Township Constable Robert Gronauer on the Veterans In Politics Talk Show on All Talk Radio. Since the interview we have had several disturbing comments from our listeners. Mr. Gronauer made a statement that he has not had an Audit in over Eight years and he claims his office...
  • Alinsky Perfected Pt V: Another Palin complaint bites the dust…

    07/16/2009 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 675+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-09 | Mataharley
    That didn't take long. Ray Ward's beef that accused Sarah of being paid for interviews on State time has been dismissed. The complaint was filed July 6. It was rejected in part because it was not properly notarized, the statement said. In addition, the Personnel Board had previously determined that interviews do not violate the state Ethics Act. And the complaint offered no evidence to support the claim the governor was paid, the statement said. If you're going to abuse the system, you at least may want to learn how to do it properly. Perhaps Ray should have consulted Zane...
  • China: Hong Kong chef jailed for meat-cleaver attack on grumbling diner

    02/19/2009 3:00:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 492+ views
    Eathtimes ^ | 02/19/09
    Hong Kong chef jailed for meat-cleaver attack on grumbling diner Posted : Thu, 19 Feb 2009 02:59:51 GMT Hong Kong - A Hong Kong chef on Thursday began a 20-month jail sentence for attacking a woman diner with a meat cleaver after she complained about his food. Cheng Chi-wai, 50, hit the 47-year-old woman on the head with the cleaver after she grumbled about the meal she was served in the seafood restaurant in the city's Wan Chai district. He ran into the kitchen and emerged with two meat cleavers after she remarked on the poor quality of his cooking...
  • Why Are Gay Marriage Proponents Complaining?

    11/12/2008 8:09:22 PM PST · by menofissachar · 5 replies · 418+ views
    Men of Issachar ^ | November 12, 2008 | menofissachar
    Gay Marriage Proponents have been having all kinds of protest marches in cities such as Long Beach and Salt Lake City, Utah (where they are attacking the Mormon Church for exercising it's previously Constitutional right to express free speech). And there's video of a disturbing scene of an elderly woman carrying a cross being attacked in Palm Springs. But what is the basis for all of the pro-gay marriage anger? What is their grounds for demanding gay marriage? Up until very recently, there has never been such thing legally, culturally, socially or linguistically as a marriage that has NOT between...
  • GOP files fundraising complaint against Obama

    10/05/2008 1:33:23 PM PDT · by lt.america · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    Let's see where this goes...
  • Need Help Freeping Over Palin Slurs

    10/03/2008 7:13:06 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 41 replies · 1,246+ views
    Vanity | 10/03/2008 | RightFighter
    I need some help, Freepers. I have been selling quite a bit of Sarah Palin-inspired merchandise through Cafepress since she was announced as John McCain's running mate. I am fully aware that there are people who do not feel the same way that we do about Sarah Palin, and I have no issue with anti-Palin merchandise being sold through Cafepress. That's a free exchange of ideas and opinions. However, today, I was looking through the Cafepress marketplace, and I started to notice some of the vicious anti-Palin stuff that's out there. I will not print the whole quote, but there...
  • Complaint filed with Nevada Commission on Ethics against Trustee Janison

    09/05/2008 8:59:52 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 3 replies · 201+ views
    JOHN W. SCHUTT, Jr. ^ | 09/05/08 | Steve Sanson
    JOHN W. SCHUTT, Jr. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Candidate for School Trustee, District E MEDIA RELEASE September 4, 2008 Complaint filed with Nevada Commission on Ethics against Trustee Janison Ethics complaint filed against Clark County School Trustee Terri Janison On September 3, 2008 Clark County School Trustee District E candidate John W. Schutt Jr. filed an Ethics complaint with the Nevada Commission on Ethics against Trustee Terri Janison. This complaint was filed on behalf of the citizens of Clark County due to Janison’s continued unethical behavior. The basis of the complaint is the thousands of dollars that Janison has taken from various construction companies...
  • A Closer Look at Heller v. D.C. II

    07/30/2008 4:57:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 145+ views ^ | 29 July, 2008 | Jacob Sullum
    As Dave Weigel noted yesterday, Dick Heller has filed a complaint in federal court that accuses the District of Columbia of failing to comply with the Supreme Court decision overturning D.C.'s handgun ban and firearm storage requirements. The complaint (PDF) focuses on two aspects of D.C.'s revised gun law that I discussed in my column last week: the ban on semiautomatic handguns and the requirement that any firearm in the home be kept unloaded and locked except "while it is being used to protect against a reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm to a person." The former restriction, note Heller's...
  • Rod, gun club draws some fire

    05/30/2008 6:08:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 437+ views ^ | 29 May, 2008 | William J. Kemble
    RHINEBECK - A neighbor of the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club want state and federal environmental reviews of the Enterprise Road facility because of concerns that shot is landing in wetlands. Property owner Spero Chumas, a village resident who rents property near the range, spoke about the issue Tuesday as the sound of shots from the facility periodically rang out. Members are allowed to practice from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (or dusk) on a disputed trap range that neighbors say is an ongoing disturbance. Members of the 75-year-old organization, which also uses the 340-acre facility for fishing and...
  • Spitzer Indicted

    03/10/2008 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 140 replies · 8,029+ views
    NRO ^ | March 10, 2008 | Stephen Spruiell
    No question mark. Greta Van Susteren says she's holding a copy.
  • CA: Complaint accuses Nuñez of misusing charity (funds for political purposes)

    01/23/2008 8:36:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 71+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/23/08 | Nancy Vogel and Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- A complaint filed with state ethics officials Tuesday accused Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez of using a charity to illegally funnel donations into political activities. The complaint cites more than $270,000 that Nuñez solicited in 2005 and 2006 from corporations, utilities and other interests with a stake in legislation to pay for toy giveaways, scholarships, youth summits and other events that featured Nuñez and were arranged by his staff. The donations were the subject of a Times investigation in November, which showed how a small charity -- Collective Space -- in Nuñez's downtown Los Angeles district wrote checks at...
  • Spain Takes Calendar Complaint to EU

    12/16/2007 6:45:58 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 19 replies · 113+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2007 | AP
    MADRID, Spain — Spain's government-run Women's Institute has labeled a 2008 calendar for low-cost airline Ryanair featuring bikini-wearing air hostesses as sexist and said it would be sending letters of complaint to Irish and EU authorities. The institute, which defends women's rights, said that while the fact that the proceeds from calendar sales would go to charity was positive, the photographs "represent the stewardesses as sexual objects" and "reinforce discriminatory stereotypes."
  • Complaint prompts State Web site change (accused of minimizing the Holocaust and Germany's role)

    08/06/2007 2:17:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 275+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Monday it would revise a portion of its Web site after a Jewish group accused it of minimizing the Holocaust and Germany's role. The department's special envoy for Holocaust issues said a section of the site devoted to "background notes" on Germany would be altered following a protest from The Simon Wiesenthal Center. The center said the entry omitted key information. "We intend to change the language in order to more accurately reflect historical facts," said the envoy, J. Christian Kennedy. The department's Bureau of European Affairs, which compiled the section on Germany that...

    02/13/2007 11:49:58 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 201+ views
    G. DAVID NIXON, Attorney at Law Roanoke, VA For Immediate Release ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ADVISORY OPINION DOES NOT CLEAR ETHICS COMPLAINTS AGAINST SENATORS STOLLE AND NORMENT ----------------------- Stolle misrepresents his law firm’s representation of condemnors Contact: David Nixon 540-982-1700, ext. 307 (daytime) or 540-345-4645 (evening) Roanoke, VA (February 12, 2007) – An advisory opinion from Virginia’s Attorney General released by Sen. Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-James City) to the media does not clear him or Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) from ethics complaints filed against the two regarding their law firm’s representation of condemning authorities and their roles in...
  • U.S. won't respond to Mexico's note on shooting until investigation completed

    01/18/2007 5:14:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 397+ views
    BISBEE — The State Department on Wednesday confirmed receipt of a diplomatic note from the Mexican government protesting the shooting death of an illegal border crosser near Naco, but said it was withholding response pending the outcome of an investigation. “It’s something that I understand the FBI is conducting an investigation into and obviously, we’d leave it to them and to the Border Patrol to determine what, if any, response is appropriate based on that investigation,” Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said after being asked about the note at a daily press briefing. The note, presented by the Mexican Embassy in...
  • Complaint: East Jerusalem traffic blocked on Yom Kippur

    09/27/2006 5:55:20 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 294+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 28, 2006 | Neta Sela
    In letter to Jerusalem Police, Ir Amim complains street closures in East Jerusalem during Yom Kippur causing unnecessary hardships for Arab residents. Police counter: Barricades placed only on border between East, West Jerusalem In a letter written to the Jerusalem Police commander, the Ir Amim organization complained that street closures within East Jerusalem during Yom Kippur cause unnecessary hardships for the Arab residents of the city. On the Yom Kippur holiday in Israel, roads close down and there is no traffic allowed on city streets. Police claimed, however, that barricades to block traffic are placed only on the border between...
  • William Jefferson (D-La.) case informant files complaint with police

    08/29/2006 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 969+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/20/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Jefferson case informant files complaint with policeShe says odd 'things' occurred after FBI tip Tuesday, August 29, 2006 By Bruce Alpert WASHINGTON -- A Virginia woman told police that "things have been happening" since she went to the FBI 17 months ago with a complaint that led to the continuing corruption probe against Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans. Lori Mody, who wore a hidden microphone to tape conversations with Jefferson, said in her July 24 complaint to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department that the toilet in a McLean, Va., home she is getting ready to sell broke between July...

    08/18/2006 2:28:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 1,669+ views
    Corridor Watch ^ | August 18, 2006 | Corridor Watch
    08.18.06 MEMBER BULLETIN CINTRA'S INSIDE MAN - DAN SHELLEY Cintra consultant turned Governor Perry's legislative aide, turned Cintra lobbyist. It's hard to keep up with who is working for who. Or is it? Austin lobbyist Dan Shelley has been one of Governor Perry's aides and Cintra's inside men. Shelley worked for Cintra making introductions to TxDOT just in time to see them get a winning proposal submitted for the Trans Texas Corridor. Then he worked for Governor Perry just in time to lobby the Legislature to protect and strengthen laws benefiting Cintra. Now he's back working for Cintra again...
  • Watchdog group files complaint against Calif. congressman (R-Gary Miller)

    08/17/2006 10:28:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 336+ views
    WASHINGTON A government watchdog group asked federal regulators Thursday to determine if Rep. Gary Miller failed to pay taxes on several real estate transactions. A spokesman for Miller, R-Diamond Bar, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The Los Angeles Times reported this month that Miller avoided paying millions of dollars in taxes on real estate deals under a tax break that protects people forced to sell their property. But local officials said they never made him sell his land, the newspaper said. In a complaint, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked the Internal Revenue Service to...
  • False Protests

    06/28/2006 1:34:29 PM PDT · by Paul678 · 9 replies · 720+ views
    Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | June 28, 2006 | Chuck Shepherd
    False Protests By Chuck Shepherd The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader June 28, 2006 The “indecent” CBS drama “Without a Trace” for which the Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $3.3 million fine of the network and affiliates was apparently complained about by only two (at most) actual viewers of the estimated 8.2 million who watched it that December 2004 night, according to FCC records that CBS cited in a June filing to the commission. Those two (and 4,209 complaints from people who apparently only heard about the show) did not start arriving at the FCC until 12 days afterward, which coincidentally...
  • Senator Files Complaint Against CNN After 'Ambush'

    05/11/2006 10:23:27 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 22 replies · 1,900+ views
    Roll Call via Drudge Report ^ | Thu May 11 2006 12:21:05 ET | Unattributed
    Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is filing a formal complaint with chamber officials regarding what he considers an “unethical” broadcast of an interview with him by a CNN reporter Tuesday. ROLL CALL reports: In an incident that could have repercussions for TV journalists’ access to the chamber, Stevens is furious with CNN correspondent Joe Johns for an interview conducted outside the weekly GOP policy luncheons, but far away from the usual bank of TV cameras set up for such interviews next to the storied Ohio Clock.
  • ethics complaint filed against Sen.Johnson {MN (D) Senate leader}

    03/22/2006 3:48:12 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 371+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 3-22-06 | Patricia Lopez
    Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson this morning, saying an investigation is needed to get to the bottom of a recorded conversation in which Johnson said Supreme Court justices had assured him they would not overturn state law to allow same-sex marriage. Senators Claire Robling, R-Jordan and Mike McGinn, R-Eagan, both assistant minority leaders, said in a statement released this morning that "the facts have been elusive. Sen. Johnson's story has been constantly evolving. The integrity of the Minnesota Senate and the Minnesota Supreme Court has been diminished."
  • CA: Democrats announce federal complaint against governor, McCain

    03/03/2006 8:44:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 381+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/3/06 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    The California Democratic Party said Friday it will ask government regulators to investigate Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sen. John McCain for allegedly violating campaign-finance law. The allegations center around a scheduled March 20 fundraiser in Beverly Hills, in which donors have been asked to contribute up to $100,000 for Schwarzenegger and the state Republican Party. McCain, R-Ariz., is the featured speaker. Katie Levinson, a spokeswoman for the governor's campaign, called the complaint "nothing more than frivolous nonsense." Trevor Potter, a former Federal Election Commission chairman who advises McCain, said the senator "is in full compliance with federal law." At issue...
  • Killington secession is no joke

    11/10/2005 3:54:02 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 965+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | November 10, 2005 | Norma Love/AP
    Concord — A New Hampshire commission established to help Killington secede from Vermont and join New Hampshire didn’t have much to discuss at its first meeting yesterday. That’s because Vermont hasn’t established a similar commission to work out the details, and strongly opposes secession. Regardless, commission Chairman John Hunt insists the New Hampshire panel’s existence sends a clear message to Vermont — or any other state — that citizens have a right to seek other alliances if their complaints aren’t addressed. “They (Vermont officials) might see this as a joke. I don’t,” said Hunt.

    03/09/2005 2:54:30 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 5 replies · 738+ views ^ | 2005 | Steven J. Newton
    A COMPLAINT AGAINST MY GOVERNMENT Ok, first let me say this. As anyone who knows me can tell you I am probably one of the most conservative, pro government and pro military people around. I believe part of my job is to boost people’s morale, not to tear it down and I leave the criticism to other people. But lately I have developed a bone to pick with almost every branch of government.
  • Consumer Report: Chevrolet SS Comes Standard with Vibration (!!)

    02/27/2005 8:02:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 162 replies · 3,678+ views
    Many people have many problems with many things. Some you have control over and some you don’t. The real problem begins when you can’t get your problem solved. “What? You won't help me? But? You have my money! My product doesn’t work!” Have you ever been in this situation? I have had problems with products or services several times and they are usually quickly resolved. Well, over the past year I have had several problems that just haven’t gotten resolved. So, what better place to take them than to the public. I may even make this a recurring column and...
  • CREW Files Bar Complaint Against Attorney General Nominee Alberto Gonzales

    01/26/2005 2:36:40 PM PST · by crushelits · 16 replies · 829+ views ^ | January 25, 2005 | citizensforethics
    Gonzales misrepresented role in assisting President Bush escape jury duty WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas requesting an investigation into misrepresentations White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales made in a written response to a question posed to him by the Senate Judiciary Committee which is considering Gonzales’s nomination for Attorney General. The complaint alleges that Gonzales inaccurately portrayed his role in appearing before a Texas court when President Bush, then Governor of Texas, was summoned for jury duty. Gonzales has...
  • CA: State Assembly settles staffer's sex complaint for $118,000 (D-Saratoga)

    01/08/2005 7:45:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 392+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/8/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - An aide to a California assemblywoman who claimed her boss discussed intimate details of her sex life and solicited comments about her low-cut clothing has received a $118,000 settlement from the state. Erika Weaver-Taylor, 37, of San Jose, received the money after making the charges last year against Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn, D-Saratoga, according to documents released Friday. Cohn called the settlement by the Assembly Rules Committee ridiculous and said she "wouldn't have given a dime" to her former spokeswoman. Cohn said she had done nothing improper and pointed to Weaver-Taylor's unwillingness to pursue a lawsuit as proof...