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  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • A Hate Crime in Texas

    12/30/2013 3:41:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 12/30/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    First came the shock. Then disbelief. Then the questions: Why him? Why now? Why did Attorney General Holder choose to file hate crime charges against a white man in Texas for allegedly playing the Knockout Game against a black man?And the biggest question of all: When will public officials and the media stop ignoring — and denying — the black mob violence and black on white crime that exists exponentially out of proportion?As examples, many point to recent episodes of large scale black mob violence; smaller but lethal cases of black on white crime; and even more bouts of the...
  • Obama’s DOJ civil rights nominee represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    12/30/2013 7:16:56 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2013 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division led the group that represents convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile, who awaits Senate confirmation to become assistant attorney general for civil rights in Eric Holder’s DOJ, would bring a radical record on racial issues to his new job, which is responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes.
  • Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich: What If Movies Are Part of the Problem?

    07/25/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07-24-12 | Gregg Kilday
    Peter Bogdanovich is no stranger to violence -- either onscreen or off. In an eerie foreshadowing of the Colorado tragedy, his very first film, 1968's Targets, starring Boris Karloff, ends with a sniper, an angry Vietnam War vet, picking off teenagers at a drive-in movie theater. But while that movie reflected the rising discord of the late '60s, it wasn't until 1980 that Bogdanovich experienced, first-hand, the full impact of violence when his companion, Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy model and actress, was brutally murdered by her estranged husband. People go to a movie to have a good time, and they...
  • Secret Service shuts down ‘Fire Holder’ protest outside White House

    07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a “suspicious package,” closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets. Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs. After waiting on the sidewalk behind the...
  • Civil Service Board Announces Police Recruit Scores

    03/13/2011 10:03:13 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 84 replies
    abc ^ | March 11, 2011
    DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test. Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential...
  • State plan calls for fans, team to finance new Minnesota Vikings stadium

    05/03/2010 9:54:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 503+ views
    Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal ^ | May 3, 2010 | Jim Hammerand
    Legislators released their playbook on a $791 million Minnesota Vikings stadium Monday morning, saying only those who benefit from the new complex would pay. The Vikings are asked to pay $222 million for construction, with another $527 million to be financed over 40 years with $31.9 million in annual proceeds from sports lottery tickets and taxes on hotels, jerseys and rental cars.
  • Altamonte (Springs, FL)cop lost thumb drive with secret data

    03/02/2010 12:16:50 PM PST · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 328+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2010 | Anika Myers Palm
    Authorities are investigating after an Altamonte Springs police officer lost a computer thumb drive with information about confidential informants. The police chief is reviewing the situation and will determine whether there is an official investigation into the actions of the officer, whom the department declines to identify because he works undercover. Each person whose name was on the lost drive will receive a phone call or visit to inform them of the situation, said Altamonte police Lt. Darin Farber. The loss of the thumb drive is just the latest high-profile embarrassment for the department. Another officer – identified by television...
  • Off the Wall: White House Changes Mind About Painting (FReeper Victory!)

    11/04/2009 3:20:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies · 6,015+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Randy Kennedy
    .SNIPARTnews has reported that the White House has quietly de-listed a painting by Alma W. Thomas that it chose last month, among some 45 pieces borrowed from several Washington museums, to decorate the private White House residence and the West and East Wings. Titled, “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from 1963, the work takes a Matisse collage and, as Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times, praising the selection, “shifts the pieces around, cools the colors down, and adds a title that refers to a Chubby Checker song.” “But through copying Matisse,” Mr. Cotter added, “she began to work out a...
  • Dozens In Congress Under Ethics Inquiry

    10/30/2009 1:18:01 PM PDT · by khnyny · 18 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane
    House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July. The report appears to have been inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network, and it was provided to The Washington Post by a source not connected to the congressional investigations. The committee said Thursday night that the document was released by a low-level staffer. The ethics committee is one of the most secretive panels in Congress, and its members and staff...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Pelosi Will Go Down As One Of "Greatest Speakers Of All Time"

    10/27/2009 10:25:34 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 50 replies · 1,966+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 27, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "First of all, I don't think people quite understand, Nancy Pelosi is not simply the first woman Speaker of the House -- I think she's going to go down as one of the greatest Speakers of all time. And she's very nice and she's very friendly, but, boy, she is tough."
  • 2 former colonels sentenced: Military contract case had ties to Murtha

    10/14/2009 10:10:44 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies · 2,389+ views
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | 10-13-09 | Melissa Nelson
    Published: October 13, 2009 11:27 pm 2 former colonels sentenced: Military contract case had ties to Murtha By MELISSA NELSON The Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge sentenced two former Air Force colonels to prison on Tuesday for destroying documents, lying to a grand jury and other crimes related to a wider fraud scheme by contractors and defense lobbyists with ties to powerful Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown. The men, both engineers and graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, are among those accused by federal prosecutors who are looking into alleged wrongdoing by contractors with ties to Murtha, chairman...
  • Mixed Reaction Over Van Jones' Resignation ("Progressives" speak out on VJ)

    09/08/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 895+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | September 8, 2009 | Mary Cashiola
    I really admire Van Jones, Obama's former "green jobs" appointee. Some would say it's maybe even a crush. He wrote "The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems." He also co-founded both the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Green for All. I met him at a Green For All conference held in Memphis several years ago and I was impressed by his vision, his leadership skills, and the way people flock to him. So I was disappointed to see that, after being the victim of a weeks-long smear campaign by Fox News' Glenn...
  • Obama administration eases restrictions on lobbyists for stimulus money

    07/28/2009 12:20:22 PM PDT · by DecoyJames · 29 replies · 1,452+ views
    Political Lore ^ | July 27th, 2009 | Shaun Booth
    Rather than holding their ground, the Obama administration has decided to revise the restriction that did not allow lobbyists to meet with government officials to discuss potential uses for the Federal stimulus money they have been allocated. Under the..
  • Vanity Post- Musings from a Silly Conservative

    04/18/2008 10:31:43 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 15 replies · 284+ views
    4-19-08 | MissEdie
    Part 1 In just one year. Remember the election in 2006? Thought you might like to read the following: A little over one year ago: 1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high; 2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; 3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%. Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen: 1) Consumer confidence plummet; 2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon; 3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase); 4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund...
  • Auction favors Ford - Friend of councilman bids $750,000 for Whitehaven property containing mortuary

    05/20/2007 6:20:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 667+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/20/7 | Alex Doniach
    Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford may be able to keep his mortuary in its Whitehaven home after all. His landlord, Dennis Churchwell, had threatened to auction off the 5.8-acre property on Elvis Presley because of its notoriety. It's where Ford was allowed to rack up a five-digit Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division bill, touching off a scandal that led to the resignation of the utility's president. Advertisement But after the live auction Saturday afternoon, the property's only bid came from a lender of the Supreme Lending Group in Memphis, who offered Churchwell $750,000 to purchase the property on Ford's...