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  • Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours

    07/08/2014 3:18:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08 july 2014
    "The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves and our neighbors." — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Chicago's blood-soaked Fourth of July weekend As Sunday night crept (no doubt cautiously) to Monday morning, residents of the South Chicago neighborhood endured a firefight. They witnessed a tide of mayhem worthy of urban war zones worldwide. This is not how Chicago wants to build its reputation...
  • Rahm Emanuel Slanders Supporters of Israel

    04/30/2014 5:49:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 30, 2014
    It turns out that American citizens “are not allowed” to criticize Israel. Or so says Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama. Emanuel was asked his view of the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace in an interview appearing in the April 21 issue of The New Republic. He ventured to say that while Israel “has a security concern involving geography, geography does not have the same value it did in 1967.” Emanuel’s strategic notions are highly debatable. Without the territories captured 47 years ago, during the Six-Day War, Israel would be nine miles...
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment

    05/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Unsourced E-mail | May 5, 2012 | Unsourced E-mail
    Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment (Someone e-mailed this cleverly written riff to me just after the April 2012 Obama unemployment figures were released. If they were alive, I am sure that Abbott and Costello would do a gag just like this.) COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…...
  • City watchdog says Emanuel withholds documents

    01/24/2012 8:52:34 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 24, 2012 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel may find it difficult to free city hiring from federal court oversight if his legal team continues to withhold documents based on attorney-client privilege, a new report states. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson raised the issue Monday in a quarterly report where he stated city lawyers have invoked the privilege "in an increasing number of" investigations of potential wrongdoing. Some of those investigations involve efforts by Ferguson's office to ensure city compliance with the federal court's ban on considering politics in most personnel decisions, he wrote. The ban is part of the long-running Shakman case. "The withholding of...
  • Minjiang, Dead Fish

    09/03/2011 9:45:48 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Xinhua/Wei Peiquan ^ | 2011-09-03 | Zhang Xiang (English.news.cn)
    Minjiang aquaculture base. A large amount of cultivated fishes were found dead with unkown reasons in recent days. The Minjiang River is the largest aquaculture base in Fujian. The floating dead fishes, decaying in hot weather, have been polluting the river, the main drinking water resource of the province. The cause is still under investigation.
  • Pakistan still holding bin Laden's wives, children

    05/08/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 8, 2011 | MUNIR AHMED
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities still have three of Osama bin Laden's wives and eight of his children in custody, nearly a week after the U.S. raid that killed the Saudi terrorist leader, and no countries have asked for their return, the government said Sunday. Pakistan gained custody of bin Laden's family members after the covert U.S. operation on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief and four others at his hide-out in the northwestern city of Abbottabad and further strained relations between the two nations. Their questioning could provide more information on the U.S. military operation and help reveal how...
  • Just as the World is Rejecting Despots Chicago Elects One

    02/25/2011 5:51:47 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/25/11 | Alaphiah
    Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak, Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz are Despots. Mubarak and Gaddafi are in the process of being disposed. King Abdullah has promised first $10.7 then $22 and now $37 billion dollars in benefits to the Saudi people attempting to ward off the uprisings that his fellow Strongmen or dictators Mubarak faced in Egypt and Gaddafi faces in Libya. John Kass of the Chicago Tribune.com describes the Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel as a Strongman in this article, “The city wanted a strongman — and it got one” But quite frankly reading the article one could...
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • 'Very large' fish kill reported in bay

    01/05/2011 1:05:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 4, 2011 | Timothy B. Wheeler
    State officials say they are investigating a "very large" fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, but suspect cold temperatures killed them, rather than any water-quality problems. An estimated 2 million fish have been reported dead from the Bay Bridge south to Tangier Sound, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which investigates fish kills. The dead fish are primarily adult spot, with some juvenile croakers. Agency spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said bay water quality appears acceptable, and biologists believe "cold-water stress" the likely cause of the fish kill. Spot are susceptible to colder water, she said, and normally leave the...
  • Tons Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Brazil

    01/03/2011 8:58:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Pranaonline ^ | 1/3/2011 | Leonardo Coleto
    Fishermen have found at least 100 tonnes, mainly sardines. A survey conducted by the Federation of Fishermen's Colony of Paraná, Paranaguá on the coast of the state, indicates that at least 100 tons of fish (sardine, croaker and catfish) have turned up dead since last Thursday off the coast of Parana. On Sunday, representatives from the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP), the Secretary of State for the Environment and Water Resources (SEMA), took samples to verify the reason for the deaths. O relatório será divulgado hoje. The report will be released today. The president of the Federation of Fishermen's Colony...
  • Rahm Emanuel's rough opening day

    10/05/2010 2:14:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-5-10 | Andy Barr
    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s first day on the campaign trail in the Chicago mayoral race didn’t exactly go as planned. Under a glaring national media spotlight, Emanuel was seen getting blown off by commuters during a stop at a train station and caught dousing his hands with sanitizer immediately after greeting Chicagoans at another campaign event. The media coverage was less than stellar, with the Chicago Sun-Times questioning whether Emanuel meets the residency requirement and The New York Times spotlighting a photo of a voter placing her hand back inside her jacket when he reached out...
  • Rahm Emanuel heckled by angry Chicago voters during his listening tour

    10/05/2010 4:44:47 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 5, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Rahm Emanuel was heckled by angry Chicago voters yesterday during his first listening tour of the city. Making the unexpected scene even more embarrassing for the former White House Chief of Staff—who used to get his sick jollies from mailing dead fish to political rivals—was the fact that he even invited the media to tag along on the tour, and they ended up capturing every humiliating moment. Yet another mortifying aspect to Emanuel’s first listening tour of Chi-town was his careful obsession with trying to control all the stops on the tour—all were pre-selected by him—which did him no good...
  • Rahm Emanuel's dead fish bounce

    10/01/2010 1:20:01 PM PDT · by mylife · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/1/10 | Richard Adams
    In the meantime, Emanuel's West Wing pals hilariously presented him with a dead fish as a leaving present (an in-joke). And not the best of optics, either, given the old Russian proverb that a fish rots from the head down. On Wall Street they'd call it a dead cat bounce but for the White House, come November, any "reset" for the Obama administration will turn out to be a dead fish bounce.
  • A Teary Emanuel Gets Dead Fish At White House Send-off

    10/01/2010 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 3+ views
    A Teary Emanuel Gets Dead Fish At White House Send-off October 01, 2010 9:55 AM At the 8:30 staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room this morning, departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was given a gift by Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee: a dead Asian carp. This was an allusion to the Emanuel legend of his sending a dead fish to a pollster for whom he didn’t care, replicating the scene from The Godfather when the Corleones were alerted of Luca Brasi’s death with a dead fish wrapped in Brasi’s bullet-proof vest. The specific species was a reference...
  • FOX NEWS ALERT: Rahm leaving WH as early as next month

    09/22/2010 10:17:26 AM PDT · by library user · 177 replies · 1+ views
    FNC | 9/22/10 | FNC
    Just a FOX NEWS ALERT right now. No story yet.
  • Obama: Emanuel would be 'terrific' Chicago mayor

    09/09/2010 7:12:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/09/2010
    President Barack Obama says his chief of staff would make a "terrific mayor" of Chicago. But Obama says he expects Rahm Emanuel to hold off on deciding whether to enter the race until after the midterm elections. Barack Obama - Rahm Emanuel - Chicago - President of the United States - Chief of staff
  • Rahm Emanuel expected to quit White House

    06/20/2010 5:58:30 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 34 replies
    Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job later this year after growing tired of the "idealism" of Barack Obama's inner circle. Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through. Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term.
  • Health Care Rumor Gains Traction With Right

    12/18/2009 5:14:53 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1,031+ views
    DNCBS ^ | December 17th | Brian Montopoli
    On Tuesday, the Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb, citing an unnamed Senate aide, wrote that "the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn't fall into line." Translation: Goldfarb is reporting that, according to his source, the Obama administration is suggesting to Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska (left), who has been hesitant to support the Senate health care bill due to his concerns over abortion, that it will close the base if Nelson doesn't back the bill. It was, the source said, a "naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and...
  • Video: The Single Payer Bunch

    10/28/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/28/09 | Verum Serum
    The lies exposed.
  • Proof Positive the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer ( VIDEO )

    10/05/2009 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 482+ views
    You tube 1 minute 58 seconds ^ | 2008, 2009 | Verum Serum
    Some of these I haven't yet seen, and I've seen a lot of these clips. Words from: Russ Feingold Kathleen Sebelius Paul Krugman Barney Frank Ezra Klein Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky
  • YOUTUBE - (revised) HITLER RANTS ABOUT OBAMA HEALTHCARE AND RIGHT WINGERS

    08/06/2009 8:39:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 86 replies · 4,135+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | 8-6-09 | DFU
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, if you hear someone say something negative about the destructive healthcare plan, it is your duty to turn him in to the White House. Don't let the right wingers get away with stopping socialized medicine. HITLER RANTS ABOUT OBAMA HEALTHCARE AND RIGHT WINGERS
  • 'Dead Fish Lady' Resigns from DHS, Takes Legal Action to Clear Her Name

    05/01/2009 9:30:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,932+ views
    cqpolitics ^ | May 1, 2009 | Jeff Stein
    Saying she still has no idea who sent her a box of dead fish, former top homeland security bioweapons official Maureen McCarthy says she has resigned from the department and begun legal action to clear her name. Occasionally breaking into tears during a 45-minute telephone interview, McCarthy called her resignation "involuntary" and said she had suffered severe financial distress since being suspended without pay in February over the incident. "I resigned against my will," she said. "I had no income, and I couldn't use my accrued annual leave" for cash. "By resigning I got that back," she said, and could...
  • Enemy in the White House; BHO Blocked Navy from Rescuing Captain

    04/17/2009 10:17:26 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 86 replies · 3,295+ views
    Atlas Shrugs Blog ^ | April 17, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    And they are giving Mansourian President credit for the save. The question one must ask oneself is, who was Hussein secretly rooting for in this stand off? President Obama Restricted Navy SEALs From Rescuing Ship Captain With Force (hat tip Larwyn) Now this is interesting if true, and not surprising in the least. (h/t Ex-Liberal In Hollywood) Having spoken to some SEAL pals here in Virginia Beach yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following: 1. BHO wouldn’t authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on...
  • Rahmbo

    11/06/2008 5:28:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,212+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 6, 2008
    Transition: Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to change the partisan tone in Washington. So why did he pick a take-no-prisoners partisan for his chief of staff?The high-level White House selection of fellow Chicagoan Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the sharp-elbowed, foul-mouthed head of the Democrat caucus, doesn't exactly augur well for the kind of noncynical air-freshening Obama voters had hoped for. After Emanuel helped the Democrats win Congress in 2006, he told a gathering of celebrating staffers and campaign workers that Republicans "can go f*** themselves," according to Chicago Tribune reporter Naftali Bendavid in her book, "The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel...
  • Beijing Olympics unofficial live goldfish keyrings are cruel, say RSPCA

    06/09/2008 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies · 313+ views
    30/05/2008 | John Bingham
    Animal welfare groups have described sales of live goldfish trapped inside unofficial Olympic merchandise in China as “shocking”. Waterfront traders in Qingdao, where Olympic sailing events will take place this summer, have been selling the fish inside heart-shaped novelty plastic key rings. A cheerful picture of a boy called Huanhuan - one of five mascots for the 2008 games - is printed on the front of a sealed plastic bag containing the fish, with no room to swim and a short supply of oxygen inside. The RSPCA spokesman said: “The fish would have little oxygen available and it would be...
  • Fish killed as soft drink leaks from factory

    05/19/2006 8:48:59 AM PDT · by tomnbeverly · 43 replies · 1,320+ views
    It has become a big no-no in school lunchboxes because of its unhealthy reputation. But it seems that Sunny D, formerly known as Sunny Delight, is not half as bad for children as it is for fish. Around 8,000 litres of concentrate used to make the drink leaked into a watercourse on Wednesday morning, turning the river bright yellow. Dozens of fish were found floating on the surface, poisoned by the lurid mixture. The spill of 'sub-standard' juice was a category one pollution incident, the most serious kind, according to the Environment Agency. It was caused by a split in...
  • CA: Ovitz subpoenaed in lawsuit involving indicted private investigator - Anthony Pellicano

    02/11/2006 11:26:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 281+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for a former Los Angeles Times reporter who was threatened while researching a story on an alleged Hollywood extortion plot have subpoenaed agent Michael Ovitz to give a sworn deposition in a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in June 2004 in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Pellicano and others, including former Los Angeles police Sgt. Mark Arneson, directed and led threats and attacks against Busch. Busch was researching a possible link between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia associate in June 2002 when she found her car's windshield punctured by an apparent bullet hole....
  • Port Lincoln welcomes tuna toss

    01/18/2006 9:34:09 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 261+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 19 January 2006 | Tim Dornin
    IT'S been dubbed one of Australia's strangest sporting events. Take a dead fish, grip firmly by the tail and fling it as far as possible using any technique you choose. Port Lincoln's annual tuna toss will take place again this weekend with competitors expected from across the country and even overseas vying for $7000 in prize money. Most enter just for fun and manage to only launch the 10kg frozen fish a handful of metres. But in the professional division, reserved for those with a background in the hammer throw, javelin or shot put, things are far more serious with...
  • Dead fish dumped in national Reflecting Pool

    10/24/2005 1:12:44 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 13 replies · 356+ views
    Fox News | 10-24-2005 | Jane Skinner
    I heard today on Fox (from reporter Jane Skinner) that "thousands of dead fish" were found today in the Reflecting Pool in D.C.
  • Investigator Charged With Conspiracy, Threats Against Reporter (Clinton attack dog, Pellicano)

    06/17/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 31 replies · 2,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Richard Winton
    Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was charged today with conspiracy and making threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter. Anita Busch was researching a story in 2002 about the relationship between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia figure when someone fired a bullet through the windshield of her unoccupied car. Left on top of the vehicle was a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading: "Stop." The charges today were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley after a lengthy investigation...
  • FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 6, Florida Marlins 1 (World Series, Game 3, Live Thread)

    10/21/2003 5:12:48 PM PDT · by Severa · 377 replies · 319+ views
    Fox Sports | 10/21/2003 | me
    Game 3 of the World Series...discuss amongst yourselves...
  • Dead fish, live debate

    10/06/2002 9:37:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/06/02 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>Something obviously went wrong on the Klamath River. An estimated 30,000 salmon are dead. And the many warring interests along the river are in full finger-pointing mode. Environmentalists and Indian tribes are blaming the Bush administration for depriving the river of water. The upstream farmers who want that water are defending their Washington friends.</p>
  • DEAD FISH TURNING UP IN ITHACA

    07/09/2002 10:27:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 289+ views
    ITHACA --- Hundreds of dead fish are turning up at the southern end of Cayuga Lake near Stewart Park. DEC officials say the fish were likely stressed by the sudden increase in temperature causing the fish to die. Residents have said the fish stink and are attracting thousands of black flies.