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  • Half of asylum seekers complain UK housing funded by YOU is 'completely inadequate'

    11/26/2016 8:35:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Express ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jon Austin
    EXCLUSIVE: FIFTY percent of asylum seekers surveyed about the quality of housing they have been provided, which is paid for by the taxpayer, have branded it as "completely inadequate", it has emerged. Refugees housed across Birmingham and the West Midlands were quizzed about the standard of accommodation they were provided and a further 17 per cent described it as just "mediocre". The properties were provided by G4S, one of three companies hired by the Home Office to provide asylum seeker accommodation up and down the country. Just 11 percent of people asked said the housing was excellent, eight percent described...
  • White House weighs in on Charlotte unrest: Protesters have ‘legitimate’ complaints

    09/22/2016 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising “legitimate” concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system. “Those are difficult questions that must be confronted,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “They cannot be ignored.” After a second night of rioting and confrontations with police in Charlotte, President Obama spoke by phone Thursday with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to receive an update on the situation. Mr. Earnest said the president wants authorities to ensure the safety of protesters.
  • Rental car toll fees stir backlash that threatens Florida’s image

    12/16/2015 11:08:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE Visitors to Florida who rent cars are being shocked by toll charges long after they get home, and enough are complaining that legislators say it could damage the state’s tourist-friendly image. In Florida, a tourist climbs behind the wheel of a rental car and enters a world of 600 miles of toll roads, more than any other state. As cash toll booths are steadily giving way to cashless, all-electronic tolling, car renters are being hit with service fees of $4 to $15 a day on top of unpaid toll charges. The rental car industry calls it a convenience as...
  • Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Walks Back Complaints About Size of Fleet

    09/01/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Aaron MacLean
    You expect senior Obama administration defense appointees to be budget hatchetmen—that just comes with the territory—but Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s new remarks to Politico on the size of the Navy achieve impressive levels of partisan hackwork coming from a Pentagon official. The issue is the ongoing debate over whether it is fair for Republicans to complain, as Mitt Romney famously did while debating the president in 2012, that the Navy’s surface fleet is about as small as it’s been since the First World War. Despite Obama’s snarky response at the time (“Governor, we also have fewer horses and...
  • Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches

    05/15/2015 3:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one picture of a somewhat appetizing child’s lunch. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” wrote Deborah Kane, the national director of the USDA Farm to School Program, in a blog post Thursday. “We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral,” she said. “A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad...
  • Fortune cookies lose their romance after complaints from parents

    02/10/2013 8:26:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    Romance is dead — in your fortune cookie! The world’s largest fortune-cookie manufacturer has cut the heart out of its confections, removing romantic messages in response to complaints from parents of young children. “Some parents sent us e-mails. They said they didn’t want their kids reading them,” said Derrick Wong, a VP at Brooklyn-based Wonton Food. “Different people have a different perspective.”
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • Facebook flooded with complaints after messages 'bug'

    09/24/2012 3:23:57 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-24-2012 | Shane Richmond
    However, Facebook denied that there had been a privacy breach and claimed the messages were old public messages that were being reposted because of a bug. Some users said that messages they had sent privately on the social network between 2007 and 2009 were being republished into their public timelines on the site. Though it was not clear how many people were affected, there were complaints from users in Britain, America and in Europe. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, was hit by the bug. His profile showed a message to a friend that said "2009 is going to...
  • Complaints end goldfish racing at Washington state bar

    04/23/2011 2:09:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/23/11 | AP
    TACOMA, Wash. -- The weekly gold fish races at a Tacoma bar are canceled after it received complaints from animal rights activists. Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were "raced" down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles.
  • Ethics Panel Investigation: Should Pelosi be investigated along with the others?

    11/05/2010 11:32:04 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    Various | 11/5/2010 | Vanity
    I am just trying to line up some work for the 112th House to do. One thread on this (about abuse by Pelosi of the Air Force) is: New Documents Shed Light on Pelosi’s Abuse of Air Force Aircraft The above is thread. Below are Internet Threads/Articles not from Air Pelosi update: Speaker’s taxpayer-funded friends & family shuttle UpdatedPelosi's children and grandchildren used military jets ... to avoid dealing with the rabbleJudicial Watch: "Air Pelosi" ScandalLouisiana: The Hayride: Criminal Misuse Of Military Jets By Speaker Of House?Neal Boortz: NANCY'S PERSONAL AIRLINE ... THE U.S. MILITARY Yes, Charlie Rangel,...
  • Petraeus to face soldier complaints over war rules

    06/25/2010 1:47:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Deb Riechmann | Associated Press writer
    Gen. Petraeus to face grilling from the toughest questioners; the Troops over the Rules of Engagement.
  • Regulators look into complaints of sudden acceleration in Ford sedans

    06/03/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 488+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | 6/3/10 | Jerry Hirsch
    Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into whether floor mats in Ford Motor Co.'s 2010 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans can trap the gas pedal, causing unintended acceleration. The investigation follows complaints of a similar nature that sparked the recall of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles in recent months.
  • Toyota's new woes

    02/03/2010 3:28:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies · 610+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Toyota has hit another pothole. The company has gotten over 100 complaints in the US and Japan about brake problems involving it popular Prius hybrid, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. Japan's transport ministry ordered an investigation early today. The complaints are the latest in a spate of quality troubles for the auto maker as it grapples with massive global recalls due to sticking accellerators. The Prius is not part of that recall of nearly 4.5 million vehicles.
  • SEC told to fully probe complaints to bust fraud

    09/11/2009 5:00:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After bungling five probes that should have uncovered Bernard Madoff's $65 billion fraud, regulators must learn to aggressively investigate tips and complaints to catch wrongdoers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's internal watchdog said on Thursday. A scathing report issued last week by SEC Inspector General David Kotz found that the agency missed numerous red flags, did not properly follow up on leads and dismissed tips and complaints that might have uncovered Madoff's investment sham. At a congressional hearing to examine the SEC's shortcomings, Kotz outlined dozens of recommendations to improve SEC procedures for handling tips and...
  • Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

    05/26/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints.
  • Frivolous complaints

    05/14/2009 5:46:29 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 541+ views
    Newsminer ^ | May 14, 2009 | Staff
    The ethics complaints against Gov. Sarah Palin are dropping left and right — as in dropping dead. That’s an appropriate fate for most of them. The Alaska Personnel Board has dismissed 11 complaints against the governor as of Tuesday’s count. Many of these were based on creative interpretations of the state’s new Executive Branch Ethics Act. A few of the complaints to the board have highlighted circumstances that deserved a thorough review. Those circumstances — involving the governor’s removal of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and the hiring of a transportation department employee in Fairbanks — received the proper...
  • 20 ridiculous complaints made by holidaymakers

    03/24/2009 5:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 1,206+ views
    CLICK ABOVE LINK AND HAVE FUN ( they're all real cases by the way ).
  • Palestinian: Soldiers invaded my home to nap

    12/19/2006 6:57:13 AM PST · by Alouette · 17 replies · 713+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 19, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Resident of Palestinian village forced to empty his home to accommodate over 20 soldiers for some 15 hours supposedly to carry out observation. Palestinian claims soldiers 'just went to sleep' Ali Waked Published: 12.19.06, 15:00 A resident of the Palestinian village of Salem near Nablus was forced to accommodate 20 soldiers for 15 hours in his home, after they broke into his house in order to rest. The soldiers claimed that he had to empty rooms for them in his house, for a security mission. Mudayen Jbur, a resident of the village, told Ynet that "just before morning prayer, at...
  • Veterans Day parade ready to roll, despite some complaints

    11/07/2006 4:55:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 416+ views
    SIERRA VISTA ? Nearly four-dozen entries are scheduled to take part in the Veterans Day Parade in this community, which is home to an active-duty Army post and to a number of military retirees. For the first time, the parade's grand marshal is a woman veteran ? retired Army Col. Virginia Gannon. She was named to the honorary position ? the eighth grand marshal ? by Sierra Vista Mayor Thomas Hessler. "Sierra Vista is a better place because of people like Virginia Gannon," Hessler said. "She is one of those rare and special people who make a difference every day."...
  • Public School Teachers

    09/13/2006 8:21:18 PM PDT · by bannie · 69 replies · 1,276+ views
    My little old brain ^ | 13SEP06 | me
    I keep seeing people drag public school teachers down. If you don't like what teachers are doing, direct conservative people--your children?--into the profession so that it can be changed. That was what the liberals did in the '50's and '60's.
  • Anti-abortion posters draw complaints(and threats of bodily harm)

    07/05/2006 11:17:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,330+ views ^ | 7 1 06 | Tom Mitchell
    KITTANNING - Borough Police Chief Ed Cassesse said his department received more than a dozen calls within five minutes regarding several box-van trucks that were driving through city streets with graphic anti-abortion posters on their sides. According to Kathy Knepshield, a staff member of the Armstrong County YMCA, several of the trucks rolled past the YMCA on North Water Street around noon and one of the drivers was allegedly taking photos of children in an outdoor day camp. Knepshield said the posters, bearing images of an aborted fetus, upset many of the children in the camp. "The first time a...
  • An Anti-Cop Outrage

    05/12/2006 6:14:42 AM PDT · by bondjamesbond · 10 replies · 706+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/11/06 | NY Post Editorial Board
    May 11, 2006 -- The 2004 Republican National Con vention presented New York City with an age-of-terror public-safety challenge of unprecedented scope - and the NYPD, with characteristic brisk efficiency, did Gotham proud. Not to hear The New York Times tell it, though. The paper's campaign to smear the NYPD's policing of the event is rising to new levels of absurdity - and now it's enlisted the Civilian Complaint Review Board into the effort. The paper yesterday published excepts from a CCRB letter to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly - a document leaked to the paper before it was even delivered...
  • Gym agrees to changes after complaints by Muslims about privacy

    04/26/2006 2:33:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 117 replies · 2,152+ views
    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A chain of fitness centers has put up partitions in response to complaints by Muslim women about a lack of privacy while they work out. Fitness USA agreed to the changes at its Lincoln Park gym after meeting with a concerned Muslim member of the gym and Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Some Muslim members of the gym said they need to work out in single-sex rooms to meet Islam's standards of modesty. They said they joined Fitness USA because it accommodated this need. But the...
  • KFC Advert Breaks Complaints Record

    04/25/2006 7:31:01 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2006 | David Derbyshire
    KFC advert breaks complaints record By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 26/04/2006) A fast food commercial that featured call centre staff singing with their mouths full has become the most complained-about advert of all time. The ASA received a record 1,671 objections to the advert for Kentucky Fried Chicken The Advertising Standards Authority received a record 1,671 objections last year to the television advert for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Most callers said that it set a bad example to children, or ridiculed people with speech impediments. Some even claimed that it placed call centre employees in a bad light. It...
  • Gerald Ford 'troubled' by former generals' Rumsfeld complaints

    04/21/2006 3:04:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,142+ views
    Former President Ford said Friday he is troubled by the efforts of retired generals to force the ouster of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Ford, who appointed Rumsfeld as his White House chief of staff and then chose him to be defense secretary during his administration, said in a statement that President Bush was right to keep Rumsfeld in his post. The statement was released by spokeswoman Penny Circle as Bush arrived in California for the weekend. Ford, 92, said the decision on keeping Rumsfeld is the president's alone. "Allowing retired generals to dictate our country's policies and its leadership...
  • Netherlands court bans complaining mom

    10/08/2005 4:39:30 AM PDT · by Gordon Pym · 26 replies · 931+ views
    Tri City Herald (WA) ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2005 | AP
    Netherlands court bans complaining mom Copyright © 2005 AP Online This story was published Friday, October 7th, 2005 The Associated Press AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A woman in the Netherlands has been banned from any contact with her daughter's school or teachers after complaining too much, a court ruled Friday. The woman, whose name was not released, "overloaded" the Borgh Elementary School in the northern city of Zuidhorn "with an incessant stream of questions, comments and complaints," a panel of judges at the Groningen District Court wrote in their judgment. "For causing an illegal hindrance ... she will be barred...
  • Japanese TV (Clip) Shows Japanese Viewers Scenes of N.O. Refugees Complaining, Bashing Bush

    09/02/2005 9:21:28 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 24 replies · 1,095+ views
    TBS Television (Tokyo) 1 minute video clip ^ | 3 Sept 2005 | TBS Television (Tokyo) video clip
    From the major Japanese TV network TBS, here is a short video clip from a segment of their evening news, broadcast coast-to-coast in Japan. Probably seen by nearly 10-30 million people over there. Cut, paste, and view in your browser (Windows Media format, 300k): a slower link: just hit the link above)
  • Reconsidering Gitmo - (what methods would be "acceptable" to libs ro prevent bombings?)

    07/25/2005 4:16:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 603+ views
    The terrorist attacks on London's transportation system place recent reports of American soldiers' abuse of detainees at Guantanamo in a new perspective: They illustrate the unintended consequences of absolute prohibitions and generalizations about the treatment of prisoners. The Pentagon's own investigations reveal that incidents at Guantanamo include the chaining of a detainee to the ground in an interrogation cell, another inmate silenced with adhesive tape over his mouth, and a female interrogator pretending to smear menstrual blood on a prisoner's face. The treatment of one important prisoner — Mohamed al-Qahtani, a Saudi who has admitted being the so-called 20th hijacker...
  • China: 4,000 college students rioted in Jiang-su Province (a premeditated riot)

    07/01/2005 6:27:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 700+ views
    /begin my translation China: 4,000 college students rioted in Jiang-su Province 2005/07/01 4,000 students at Jiu-jiang University in Jiang-su Province of Southern China rioted, because the school demanded various fees on them, which they cannot pay. On the night of June 26th in Chinese local time, following the plan they hatched, the students staged the protest, destroying luxury cars parked at their campus, a school cafeteria, and a supermarket, while throwing thermos out of the dorm windows, it is reported. It went on until 5 am in the morning. It settled down a bit after Cai Xiao-ming, the university president, came to...
  • Of course Dems are terrified of 9/11 connection! - (gotta love this diatribe!)

    06/30/2005 11:43:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,315+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | Laura Hirschfeld Hollis
    I was listening to Rush today, and he was playing excerpts from miscellaneous Dems' reactions to President Bush's speech on Tuesday night. They are outraged - outraged, I tell you! - that the president dared to connect the events of September 11, 2001 and the war in Iraq. It's just like their purported indignation at Karl Rove's comments about liberals not supporting aggressive (read "military") responses to 9/11. Well, they have to act outraged and indignant, now, don't they?! Because they know full well that Americans will rally behind whatever is necessary to avenge 9/11 and prevent another one. They...
  • Indefensible Defense of the Democrats - (let's call them the "Demolition Dems")

    06/29/2005 8:59:09 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 483+ views
    The best defense is a good offense. Just Google this often used adage and you’ll find it is frequently applied to every conceivable walk of life…..sports, politics, medicine, business, warfare….you name it. Everyone agrees that you must go on the offense to win. Democrats have been on the offense now since the beginning of the second millennium, you know that era when the supreme court gave the presidency to W. A fair appraisal of the Democrat’s offense is simply, it stinks. In the sporting world you often hear another cliché, ‘Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.’ Well, the Democrat’s...
  • China says unfairly picked on for fakes(whines about being singled out for piracy)

    06/28/2005 8:16:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/28/05
    China says unfairly picked on for fakesTue Jun 28, 4:10 AM ET BEIJING (Reuters) - China, where pirated goods from golf clubs to DVDs are sold openly on almost every city block, complained on Tuesday that it was being unfairly singled out for copyright fraud by the United States. A senior official expressed "deep regret" over a U.S. decision to put China on a priority watch list in intellectual property right protection, saying it was unwarranted. Vice Commerce Minister Zhang Zhigang said that losses incurred by piracy in Europe and the United States outshone China, with "the per-capita loss" reported...
  • Rove's scorn of liberals' 9/11 response makes waves - (Bush, Cheney, Mehlman backing Rove)

    06/27/2005 9:50:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Karl Rove told New York conservatives June 22 that liberals had a wimpy response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, drawing harsh criticism June 23 from Democrats who demanded that President Bush either rebuke or fire his senior political adviser. “Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers,” Mr. Rove said at the annual dinner of the New York State Conservative Party. Mr. Rove also accused Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, of endangering...
  • Black Voter Suppression? No. Exploitation? Yes - (Dems foster poisonous notion Repubs are "racist")

    06/23/2005 10:30:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 409+ views
    Based on Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004, it is incontrovertible that Democrats will not be deterred by the evidence from promoting the incendiary propaganda that Republicans engage in systematic intimidation and suppression of black voters. Will we ever be able to have a presidential election again without Democrats claiming they've been robbed? All it takes is for some Democrat bigwig or race activist like the Rev. Jesse Jackson to make an unsubstantiated allegation of black voter suppression. Henceforth, the truth of such allegations will be accepted and believed by large numbers of people, including many blacks, who trust Democrat bigwigs...
  • Leaders, liberals and laggards - (let George W. Bush LEAD! libs get out of the way!)

    06/22/2005 7:16:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Leaders make things happen. Liberals stop things from happening, and laggards wait to act until someone else acts first. Leaders, liberals, and laggards are all present in our nation’s Capital, where our elected officials are supposed to work on fixing our big issues. Unfortunately, the leaders are way out-numbered. As a practicing leader for thirty-five years as a business executive and author of three books on leadership, I have documented the three critical things that leaders do to solve problems. After further experience and analysis it is clear that liberals and laggards in Congress do the exact opposite of what...
  • What is it with the NutWatch Leftists and McDonald's? - (another Moore-ish "crock-umentary!")

    06/16/2005 9:48:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 543+ views
    In between promoting mega-lunatic conspiracies theories about how supposedly the Bush Administration itself knocked down the WTC on 9/11 to make the poor al-Qaeda terrorists look bad, one of the biggest bugs up the Left's bonnet is McDonald's. They love to picket the Mac outfit and declare anti-McDonald's Days. NutWatch Leftists who have never fasted for a day in their lives love to insist that shutting down fast food joints will help alleviate world hunger. The non sequitur is the main tool of leftist analysis. Their French comrades-in-sissy-berets consider McDonald's to be a bigger threat to civilization than al-Qaeda. I...
  • Is Fox The Softball Channel? - (Cavuto-Bush vs. van Susteren-Billary Clinton interviews)

    06/16/2005 6:06:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 768+ views
    Last week, Fox anchor Neil Cavuto secured a White House interview with President Bush, and liberals were upset. It wasn’t tough enough. Washington Post correspondent Daniel Froomkin reported that Cavuto asked about Mrs. Bush, John Kerry’s grades, and media overcoverage of Michael Jackson, but sneered: "Who wants to talk about that messy war in Iraq, or the Downing Street Memo? Not Neil Cavuto, Fox News executive, anchor, commentator and Bush campaign contributor." Fox-defending blogger "Johnny Dollar" noted two problems with Froomkin. First, Bush was asked about Iraq and that memo at a press conference the day before, so would that...
  • CA: Complaints about elderly woman ignored as home turned into drug den

    05/25/2005 12:42:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 940+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - City officials here have opened an investigation into why authorities apparently ignored numerous complaints about a full-scale drug den being operated out of the apartment of an elderly woman who suffered from dementia. Six alleged gang members took over the 84-year-old woman's apartment for months, even eating her free senior meals, police said after their arrests last week. The woman's second-floor apartment in the city's Mission District was littered with drugs and crack pipes. "This is one of the most egregious cases of elder abuse that I have ever seen," Trent Rhorer, executive director of the...
  • Presidential visit strains resources

    05/20/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 745+ views
    Rochester DEMOCRAT & Chronicle | 5/20/05 | Patrick Flanigan
    ROCHESTER--Today's Reochester Democrat and Chronicle(which cannot be reposted here thanks to the cretins at Gannett news), in anticipation of a rumored visit by President Bush to the area, carries an article such a visit will be "a logistical nightmare that draws on a community's scarce public-safety resources, requires hours of preparation and generates complaints from irate citizens who get caught in traffic jams."The article also warns readers of "traffic jams and roadblocks," as well as "at least some delays" at airports.The article also points out that local "coffers [will] suffer" because of increased overtime during the visit.To be fair, the...
  • Bolton and his enemies - (Biden thwarting vote once again; Thursday vote in doubt)

    05/08/2005 10:35:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 870+ views
    On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on President Bush's nomination of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations. But that is now in doubt, as Sen. Joseph Biden, the panel's ranking Democrat, warns that Democrats might seek another delay in voting on this nomination that was originally scheduled for a vote three weeks ago. The pretext for the Biden complaint is that the State Department hasn't provided evidence of how Mr. Bolton used intelligence information in his speeches. Although Sen. John Kerry, another member of the Foreign Relations Committtee's anti-Bolton bloc, could not...
  • The Liberal Gospel of Social Security - (outstanding! - humorous; great read!)

    05/05/2005 7:43:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 22 replies · 946+ views
    A Sermon by a Pseudo-ReverendIn the beginning, there was FDR. In his “infinite” wisdom, FDR created a program called Social Security. And liberals saw that it was good. And behold, FDR set up Social Security as a "temporary" government program, in which a 2% Social Security tax (divided equally between the taxpayer and their employer) would be paid to the government. And it came to pass that FDR promised Americans that the 2% tax would never increase, and the maximum wage to be taxed would remain $3,000 until the end of time. In looking to the future, FDR prophesied that...
  • Winning the War - But don’t forget the rules of this strange conflict!(do what's best for U.S.!)

    04/22/2005 1:33:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 535+ views
    If we look back at the war that started on September 11, there have emerged some general rules that should guide us in the next treacherous round of the struggle against Islamic fascism, the autocracies that aid and abet it, and the method of terror that characterizes it. 1. Political promises must be kept. Had the United States postponed the scheduled January elections in Iraq — once the hue and cry of Washington insiders — the insurrection would have waxed rather than waned. Only the combination of U.S. arms, the training of indigenous forces, and real Iraqi sovereignty can eliminate...
  • Bananas are so offensive

    03/04/2005 9:43:17 AM PST · by laissez- faire · 21 replies · 1,272+ views
    Ledger-Inquirer ^ | 3/2/05 | Tim Chitwood
    Where bananas never end The shriek of microphone feedback, the screech of fingernails on slate, the rippling reaction to an Atlanta-area woman's complaint about Columbus police officers' eating bananas at a Jan. 15 civil rights march. Each is going to grate on people's nerves, over time, so there's a "make it stop" plea I'll obviously be ignoring by writing this. But I don't really control the microphone, or the slate, or the way talk radio and the Internet can amplify a whine into a squall. And I certainly have no control over a congressman.
  • Kan. governor's office faces complaints (Democrat Gov. Sebelius, anti-union activities allegations)

    02/01/2005 9:50:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 418+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/1/05 | John Hanna - AP
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas state workers organization has filed two complaints accusing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' administration of anti-union activities, a potential embarrassment for a Democrat who received strong financial support from labor groups in her last campaign. The Kansas Association of Public Employees filed its complaints Monday with the state Public Employees Relations Board, which reviews such allegations against government agencies. The complaints involve two state agencies, but the association's leader said anti-union activities are more widespread. One complaint said several revenue department managers made comments designed to discourage employees from joining KAPE. The second said Department of...
  • Time to Move On (The Point)

    01/11/2005 9:59:12 AM PST · by Angry Republican · 5 replies · 579+ views
    News Central (c/o Sinclair Broadcating) ^ | Jan 05, 2005 | Mark Hyman
    I wasn't going to address this and then I thought "what the heck?" Several days before Christmas -- and please note, I said "Christmas" and not "the holiday season" and that alone will anger the liberals -- a collection of obscure groups and individuals made a desperate plea for attention. They launched a campaign to pressure advertisers of this station because of this two-minute segment, The Point. Gasp! I've got opinion in my opinion segment. And not only that, but it presents only one point-of-view. (Segment on tape - scene from "Casablanca") Rick: "How can you close me up? On...
  • Worried About Gitmo Prisoners? Why Not Adopt a Terrorist?

    01/07/2005 12:00:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 9,269+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 7, 2005 | Unknown original author
    This is making it’s way around the Internet. Thanks to Andy and Evelyn Lewis for passing it along… Our liberal fellow-citizens have never stopped complaining to the Bush Administration about the "horrible" treatment the poor terrorist detainees are receiving at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Here is a standard form letter that the administration should send to each liberal complainer who is filled with concern and sympathy for Taliban and al-Qaeda detainees: The White House Washington, D.C. - 20016 Dear Concerned Citizen: Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and al-Qaeda detainees currently being held at...
  • Tsunami-Mania Strikes America - (Powerful new JB Williams commentary)

    01/03/2005 9:22:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,021+ views
    The Tsunami in South Asia is a truly catastrophic event. The human carnage is overwhelming and my Christian heart can’t help but respond to the human tragedy. However… As the events were unfolding on our TV screens, I found myself feeling uneasy about something, internally conflicted, a feeling I just couldn’t shake. As someone who follows politics and world views, (views towards America and Americans that is), I was keenly aware of the views in that part of the world, even before the Tsunami struck. It has become a popular international pastime to bash America at every opportunity, and news...
  • CA: Amid continuing complaints, stem cell board chooses its leaders

    12/17/2004 6:49:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 12/17/04 | Paul Elias - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - The committee tasked with doling out California's $3 billion in stem cell research grants selected two of its leaders Friday, amid conflict of interests complaints and accusations that its inaugural gathering violated the state's open meeting laws. Housing developer Robert Klein II was unanimously chosen chairman while biotechnology company Chiron Corp. co-founder Edward Penhoet received 21 of a possible 25 votes for vice chairman. Each will serve six year terms. Even Klein's unanimous appointment was criticized by some as preordained because Klein was the only candidate nominated for chairman and had successfully lobbied Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to...
  • Pro-censorship activists threaten FCC with audit

    12/13/2004 8:40:12 AM PST · by billybudd · 5 replies · 595+ views
    Danny Taggart's Blogarama ^ | 12/13/2004 | Danny Taggart
    Unsatisfied with increasing TV censorship from the FCC, the Parents Television Council is threatening the FCC with a Congressional audit in retaliation for a supposedly inaccurate complaint count. In case you didn't know, 99.9% of the indecency complaints to the FCC came from the PTC. The PTC points out that these complaints come from individuals via PTC, not the PTC itself. In a statement reminiscient of an election recount, the PTC says: “The FCC needs to count each and every complaint, regardless if the majority complaining are PTC members. ..." Even though the PTC is technically right, so is the...
  • FCC Weighs Olympics Indecency Complaints (Is the FCC going too far?)

    12/10/2004 4:55:27 PM PST · by crushelits · 20 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | December 10, 2004 | Todd Shields
    The Federal Communications Commission’s enforcement bureau has asked NBC for tapes of the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, apparently in response to one or more indecency complaints. It is unclear who may have complained or what aspect of the broadcast may have prompted a complaint, said the sources who revealed the request but spoke on condition of anonymity. An FCC spokesperson late Friday would not confirm or deny an investigation, but said the agency has recieved at least one complaint about the telecast. The Olympics opening ceremony on Aug. 14 in Athens included actors and actresses depicting two lovers...