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  • Israel defense minister quits, warns of "extremist" takeover

    05/20/2016 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 9:38 AM EDT | Ian Deitch
    Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation on Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following reports that he was to be replaced. Moshe Ya’alon’s departure removes a strong voice of moderation in the Cabinet and deepens the rift between the security establishment and the hardline politicians. Ya’alon told reporters that “Israel is a healthy society” with a “sane majority” that is tolerant of minorities and strives for a liberal and democratic society. “But to my great dismay extremist and dangerous elements have taken...
  • Obama: Fox News Makes Me Look Like A Loser

    05/06/2016 8:59:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama is not happy with the way Fox News portrays him, arguing that he has become a caricature on the cable network. “There’s me, and then there’s this character named ‘Barack Obama’ who is slightly different on Fox News than he is on MSNBC,” Obama said in an interview with the New York Times style section. Obama met with actor Bryan Cranston at the White House and talked about his legacy and that of President Lyndon Johnson — the subject of Cranston’s latest movie.
  • Ex-McCain Aide Steve Schmidt Blames Mark Levin For 'The Demise Of The Conservative Movement'

    05/04/2016 5:06:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 60 replies
    Tea Party 5 private YouTube account ^ | Published on May 4, 2016 | MSNBC video
    Steve Schmidt Blames Mark Levin For 'The Demise Of The Conservative Movement'
  • Brits Wanting To Leave the EU Spikes After Obama Tried To Convince Them To Stay In It(T)

    04/29/2016 7:28:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Opponents of Britain's European Union membership have edged into the lead over the past two weeks, according to a YouGov poll which indicated President Barack Obama's intervention failed to swing support behind "In" vote in a June 23 referendum. The online survey for The Times taken on April 25-26 showed support for the Out campaign had risen 3 percentage points to 42 percent since a similar survey on April 12-14, while support for the "In" campaign had risen 1 percentage point to 41 percent.
  • Obama Has Harsh Words For Black Lives Matter Activists WHILE FROLICKING IN LONDON

    04/25/2016 5:17:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Eric Owens
    President Barack Obama urged Black Lives Matter activists to work with the leaders of institutions instead of “keeping on yelling at them” at a youth town hall event. Obama made the remarks on Saturday — in London, England, well over 3,000 miles from the nearest American Black Lives Matter protester, according to the Daily Mail. “You can’t just keep on yelling at them and you can’t refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position,” Obama urged his young British audience. “The value of social movements and activism is to get you at the table, get you...
  • Azealia Banks: ‘F- Whitey’ — Donald Trump and Sarah Palin Represent Contempt for ‘New Black Mind’

    04/06/2016 11:24:02 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Azealia Banks penned another expletive-filled note Wednesday attacking Sarah Palin, “crackers,” and “whitey” just hours after the former Alaska governor vowed to sue the rapper for an earlier graphic outburst against her.
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • 12 shot in Chicago on day Obama calls for action to end gun violence

    01/06/2016 11:04:30 PM PST · by This_far · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan 06, 2016
    Before President Barack Obama could officially announce his proposals to help curb gun violence two people had already been shot in his hometown of Chicago that day. About an hour after Obama spoke Tuesday, before pundits and candidates were done breaking down the proposals, it would rise to three.
  • Jackson Ward, Mississippi Councilman Says People Should Throw ‘Rocks and Bricks’ at Police

    01/01/2016 9:17:22 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    theepochtimes.com ^ | 1/1/2016 | unknown
    A Mississippi councilman has sparked controversy after calling for dramatic action against police. Kenneth Stokes, a councilman in Jackson Ward, says he wants his constituents to send a message to police officers from other jurisdictions who chase misdemeanor suspects through their territory. "What I suggest is we get the black leadership together, and as these jurisdictions come into Jackson we throw rocks and bricks and bottles at them. That will send a message we don't want you in here," he said, reported WLBT. Stokes also said he's looking into suing police from other jurisdictions who enter Jackson Ward.
  • The question I asked before any play date (Any evil guns in your house?)

    12/24/2015 11:55:48 AM PST · by pabianice · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/15 | Donahue
    It was the most awkward and divisive of questions that I would ask of other parents, usually new acquaintances, but also of old friends. We’d be on the phone, discussing our young children, laughing, and the subject of play dates would come up. The other mom might say, “Can Chloe come over here tomorrow to play with Maddie?” I would ask, “Do you keep guns in your house?” Always it would lead to the most illuminating of answers, whether yes or no. If the response was negative, the parent would answer immediately, following up with something like, “No, never. We...
  • Hagel: The White House Tried to ‘Destroy’ Me

    12/18/2015 5:29:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 145 replies
    Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an upscale Italian restaurant in northern Virginia when his phone rang. It was the White House on the line. President Barack Obama wanted to speak with him. It was Aug. 30, 2013, and the U.S. military was poised for war. Obama had publicly warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad that his regime would face consequences if it crossed a “red line” by employing chemical weapons against its own people. Assad did it anyway, and Hagel had spent the day...
  • Clinton Confidante Huma Abedin Taunts Trump: 'I'm a Proud Muslim'

    12/09/2015 1:39:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 8
    Huma Abedin, the longtime confidant to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, took aim at Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States in an email with the subject line: "I'm a proud Muslim." "Donald Trump is leading in every national poll to be the Republican nominee for president. And earlier today, he released his latest policy proposal: to ban all Muslims from entering our country," wrote Ms. Abedin, in an email Monday evening to Mrs. Clinton's supporters. "I'm a proud Muslim — but you don’t have to share my faith to share my disgust."
  • Minnesota state representative candidate: “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil”

    11/16/2015 1:46:53 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Nov. 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Dan Kimmel has withdrawn from the race, and for that we can be grateful, but his statement, with all of its moral equivalence and toleration of evil, is a succinct expression of what hamstrings our ability to face the Islamic State and defeat it. This is why the Islamic State will be plaguing free people worldwide for years to come.
  • Team Carson: ‘Politico [West Point] Story Is An Outright Lie’

    11/06/2015 10:51:55 AM PST · by xzins · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    “The campaign never ‘admitted to anything,'” a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to “fabricating” a key point about his West Point story. “The Politico story is an outright Lie,” Doug Watts told TheDCNF. Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson’s campaign “admits fabricating” the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point. “Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application...
  • Lamar Odom Status: 'Dire Straits'

    10/16/2015 7:04:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/16 | tmz
    Lamar Odom has not gotten any better, and sources familiar with his treatment say even if he survives he has virtually no chance of ever leading a normal life. Our sources say doctors continue to put Lamar's chances of survival at 50/50. We're told he showed "absolutely no improvement" Thursday from the condition he was in when he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday. As one person put it, "He's in dire straits." Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/16/lamar-odom-prognosis-survival/#ixzz3ojvBssG5
  • Geraldo explodes on Fox co-host Eric Bolling

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/22/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Geraldo Rivera unleashed on "The Five" co-host Eric Bolling during a fiery Fox News segment about the realities of the Iran nuclear deal, ultimately shouting at the newsman: "You said that to make me look stupid!" The discussion centered on the believability of Iran President Hassan Rouhani's insistence that the widespread Islamic call for "death to America" isn't really directed at the people of the United States, and how that call plays into the nuclear deal with Tehran.
  • Lindsay Lohan loses defamation fight with Fox News

    09/19/2015 4:14:42 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 31 replies
    KUTV ^ | 9/18/2015 | Wenn
    Lindsay Lohan has lost her fight against Fox News Channel executives over remarks a network guest made on air about her drug use. The actress and her mother Dina filed a defamation lawsuit against the company earlier this year (15), claiming they were hurt and upset by comments made by a guest on newsman Sean Hannity's show in February 2014, suggesting they took cocaine together. Now, a judge in the case has shut the Lohans down, stating, "Truth is a defense," and insisting the comments weren't made maliciously, according to TMZ.com. The lawmaker also dismissed Dina's separate lawsuit, in which...
  • Waterton Canyon remains closed because too many people are taking selfies with bears

    09/12/2015 12:08:39 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 39 replies
    Channel 7 News, Denver ^ | 9/11/2015 | Deb Stanley, Jaclyn Allen
    LITTLETON, Colo. - Denver Water says Waterton Canyon is still closed because of bear activity. The popular trail was closed Aug. 28 because two momma bears, each with twin cubs, and other bears were actively foraging in the canyon. Denver Water said part of the problem is not the bears, but people trying to get the perfect picture of them. "We’ve actually seen people using selfie sticks to try and get as close to the bears as possible, sometimes within 10 feet of wild bears," said Brandon Ransom, Denver Water’s manager of recreation. "The current situation is not conducive for...
  • 'Suicides' over Ashley Madison hack

    08/24/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/24/2015 | staff
    Two Ashley Madison clients are reported to have taken their lives after hackers published their details according to police in Canada. The force held a news conference today about their investigation into the website hack at Toronto Police Headquarters. Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media is offering a $500,000 (Ł240,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the hackers. "As of this morning we have two unconfirmed reports of suicides associated with the leak of Ashley Madison's customers' profiles," said acting staff superintendent Bryce Evans.
  • The Ashley Madison hack ruined my life

    08/23/2015 8:53:57 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 151 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 8/23/2015 | Jose Pagliery
    The Ashley Madison hack is indeed ripping apart marriages. It's exposing affairs, confirming suspicions, and keeping cheaters up at night in cold sweats. Several people who were directly affected by the data breach of the cheating website AshleyMadison.com have reached out to CNNMoney. Their identities and details have been independently verified, but they have spoken on condition of anonymity. The mistress "Ana" is a highly educated business woman in her 40s who is finalizing a divorce with her husband. She stayed up late Thursday rapidly texting eight married men with whom she had relationships after finding them on Ashley Madison....
  • 5 Lessons From the Hacking of an Adultery Website

    08/20/2015 8:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    After making threats for weeks, anonymous hackers have released the private information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison website, billed as the “most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners” and boasting that it is “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.” So much for being discreet. What lessons can we learn from the release of millions of names of users looking for adulterous hookups? 1) Sooner or later, your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23). Whether in this world or the world to come, if we don’t turn from our sins and...
  • Police: Man Impersonating Officer Detained With His Own Handcuffs (w/ Mugshot)

    08/11/2015 5:47:25 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    KSL-Salt Lake ^ | 8/11/2015 | Pat Reavy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A man who allegedly tried to force his way into a house claiming he was a police officer was beaten, handcuffed and held until the real police arrived to arrest him. Just after 6 a.m. Monday, a man went to the back door of 733 E. Kensington, "showed a police badge through the house window and said, 'Police!'" according to a Salt Lake County Jail report. The man was not wearing a police uniform but did have a pair of handcuffs, said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. He attempted to force his way into the...
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smith’s turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smith’s release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday night’s arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”
  • Vin Baker blew $100 million, now working at Starbucks.

    08/01/2015 4:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder, Your Black World Coalition
    If there is any story on this blog that you’re going to grow tired of reading, it’s the one about the former NBA or NFL athlete who is now broke and living with his mama. These stories are everywhere, and it has people wondering if the Harvard-educate d financial managers being employed by professional sports leagues are actually helping these guys protect their wealth or if the players are being chewed up and spit out by people who could care less about them. But we’re all responsible for our outcomes, and when we read stories like this one, we have...
  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didn’t file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a “staff error.” Grayson’s campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in “today.”
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Authorities: Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

    06/30/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2015 | LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday. Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Dekker said. Brett Tolman, an attorney for Jones, said the reports were a cry for help initially directed toward people close to him, and Jones didn't realize how much attention they would get. "I think it's such good...
  • Hillary Forgets She's in New Hampshire: 'Here in Washington'

    05/22/2015 2:39:27 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton misstated her location at a campaign event today in New Hampshire. Instead of saying New Hampshire, the presidential candidate said, "Here in Washington." "Here in Washington, we know that unfortunately the deck is still being stacked for those at the top," said the presidential candidate. "And that just doesn't work for a long term strategy either politically or economically."
  • Hillary Clinton & Attorney CAUGHT IN LIE to Trey Gowdy Benghazi Committee About Clinton Email

    05/18/2015 6:42:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 121 replies
    The Gatway Pundit ^ | 5/18/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Republican National Committee published proof Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, through her attorney David Kendall, lied to the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terror attack by stating that Clinton only used one private email account during her tenure as secretary. The RNC based their claim on Clinton emails published Monday by the New York Times that show her sending emails from an address named hrod17@clintonemail.com. Kendall, in a letter dated March 27, 2015 in response to a subpoena for emails from the hrod17 account and another account named hdr22@clintonemail.com, told the committee Clinton only used...
  • Dem Rep Wins ‘Top Gun’ In Shooting Competition, Calls For More Gun Control

    05/17/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Representative Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) (D-CA-5th Dist) won “Top Gun” at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation annual shooting competition this past week then commented on his hopes for the passage of more gun control. Thompson stood with Gabby Giffords on March 4 and reintroduced Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) failed expanded background check legislation. It has gone nowhere fast since that time.
  • Lawyers Behaving Badly: 3 Accused Of Luring Rival Into DUI With 'Flirtatious' Paralegal

    05/16/2015 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 51 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 15, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT | Tamara Lush
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa's legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events told by lawyer Phil Campbell. He was charged with DUI two years ago. The Bar alleges...
  • Jeb Bush: I Wouldn’t Immediately Repeal Obama’s Immigration Action

    05/11/2015 8:30:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 10:22 PM | Greg Richter
    Jeb Bush told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly that he would not attempt to immediately reverse President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration should he succeed him in the Oval Office. The former Florida governor said he would instead wait for Congress to pass a law to make changes in immigration policy. That sets Bush apart from many of his Republican counterparts who have said they would take immediate action. Obama in November issued an executive action to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from being deported. Bush suggested that GOP voters “can be persuaded” to his way of thinking on...
  • Celebrating Earth Day: Environment Getting Better All the Time

    04/22/2015 1:54:53 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-22-15 | John Eick
    Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970 as the brainchild of former Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI). One of the leading proponents of environmentalism and conservation at the time, Sen. Nelson envisioned Earth Day as an “environmental teach-in” that would generate popular support for an environmental agenda. Modeled on the anti-war teach-ins of the gloomy Vietnam era, over 20 million people participated in the inaugural Earth Day. Ever since, Earth Day has been a largely somber event sounding the alarm on impending environmental doom. Instead of merely generating awareness of the environmental problems we face, Earth Day should be...
  • Warhol's Elvis and Brando Works Fetch $151.5 Million at Auction

    11/13/2014 5:39:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2014 | Staff
    Christie's held the biggest art auction in history on Wednesday, selling $853 million worth of contemporary and post-war art, led by a pair of Andy Warhol works featuring multiple images of Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando. The impressive haul beat Christie's high pre-sale estimate of $836 million. It was the fourth successive time since May 2013 that the auction house's post-war and contemporary sale broke the record for the highest-ever total of a single sale.
  • Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's resignation caps months of growing concerns

    02/14/2015 2:27:39 PM PST · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    L.A. Timea ^ | 2/14/15 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    For months, concerns over what Gov. John Kitzhaber has called the "gray area" between his 47-year-old fiancee's private and professional lives haunted the longtime politician — through his 2010 election, his third term in office, his historic bid for a fourth term and the weeks since his January inauguration. Kitzhaber's problems came to a head Friday, when the former emergency room physician resigned from office, effective Feb. 18. His decision came after a week of political drama, which Secretary of State Kate Brown called "bizarre and unprecedented" and which has absorbed this normally quiet capital. Under the state constitution, Brown...
  • CBS suspends basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely after he's arrested in prostitution sting

    01/18/2015 7:48:29 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 17 January 2015 | Pete D'amato
    CBS suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely following his arrest Friday evening on a charge of soliciting a prostitute, a network spokeswoman said. The 47-year-old former NBA player was arrested around 5.46pm and released later that evening, District of Columbia Police Lt Kelvin Cusick said. 'Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season,' said a spokeswoman for the network. Turner Sports also suspended Anthony, but said it 'will have no further comment.' Anthony faces a misdemeanor charge of solicitation, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail.  Media reporter John Ourand tweeted Thursday afternoon that...
  • Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ [Insufferable Woman Just Go Away!]

    01/16/2015 9:37:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | January 16, 2015 | Emily Heil
    Oprah’s In Town For That White House Screening of ‘Selma’ By Emily Heil January 16 at 10:45 AM But you might need to breathe rarefied air to catch a glimpse: the TV mogul will be attending that screening of “Selma” (she’s the film’s producer) at the White House on Friday afternoon that we told you about. President Obama invited members of the cast and crew, along with some Washington dignitaries, to chow down on presidential popcorn and watch the civil-rights-era flick.
  • Selma and the Sanctimony of Liberals

    01/17/2015 10:50:39 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    pjm ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The film's portrayal of LBJ has the left up in arms. It’s always interesting to witness the sanctimony of liberals (usually Democrats) when their narratives of history are challenged by those they say they “helped.” Thus it has happened with the movie Selma, which has focused negative attention on President Lyndon Johnson ... in The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., Garrow reported on the delight Johnson took in listening to the surveillance tapes of King (whom Garrow approvingly presented as a radical and socialist). Garrow wrote, “When one aide attempted to defend King’s sincerity on the issue of [opposition...
  • VATICAN IN FULL DAMAGE CONTROL MODE AFTER POPE FRANCIS JUSTIFIES ISLAM ATTACK IN FRANCE

    01/16/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 229 replies
    Now The End Begins The Magazine Of Record For The Last Days ^ | January 16, 2015 | | Geoffrey Grider NTEB News Desk
    THE VATICAN IS FURIOUSLY BACKPEDALING AS THEY TRY TO CLARIFY SOME EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS BY POPE FRANCIS When speaking of the Charlie Hebdo murders at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Pope Francis said “You cannot provoke; you cannot insult the faith of others,” the pontiff added. Some say his statement seemed to condone last week’s terror attack at a French newspaper, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Thursday. On a flight to the Philippines, the pope took questions, and raised eyebrows. A French reporter asked about the attack at Charlie Hebdo, which was carried out by Muslims outraged over the paper’s mocking...
  • Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter gets up to 5˝ years in prison

    10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT · by prez234 · 57 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/26/11
    The former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting has been sentenced to 1˝ to 5˝ years in state prison. Following his sentencing in Monroe County Court on Wednesday afternoon, Scott Ritter was led out in handcuffs and sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until it is determined which state prison he will serve his sentence at.
  • Driver calls police, gets arrested on DUI charge after pants fall down

    12/21/2014 8:09:48 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 12/19/2014 | Jorge Millan
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Responding to a 911 call early Wednesday, police found a man asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running, according to an arrest report. The caller who phoned police? Shane Dever Malley, the very man police say they arrested after finding him slumped over in his car near the intersection of N. Congress Avenue and Watertower Road. Malley told police he called 911 through the OnStar system in his vehicle. When police woke Malley up, the 21-year-old had his foot on the break and had “an over-powering smell of alcoholic beverage” coupled with...
  • Rolling Stone apologizes for U.Va. rape article, admits ‘misplaced’ trust in evidence

    Rolling Stone magazine admitted Friday that their trust in the source for an article documenting a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was “misplaced,” following widespread speculation about the story’s credibility. Managing Editor Will Dana apologized in a letter to readers Friday for the “discrepancies” in the accuser’s story. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/5/rolling-stone-apologizes-for-uva-rape-article-admi/#ixzz3L3JIvkJP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Curt Schilling’s son brings toy grenade to Logan, sparks bomb scare

    11/22/2014 12:27:24 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Owen Boss
    A toy grenade that Curt Schilling’s son mistakenly packed in his carry-on luggage caused a security scare at Logan Airport this morning. The former Red Sox Ace posted on his Facebook page: “Want a good one to start your day? We are at Logan getting ready to fly. Heading through security when one of my sons looks at me in panic....”DAD!”.....OMG I THINK I LEFT MY FAKE GRENADE IN MY BAG!!!” Schilling posted to his Facebook page at about 7 a.m. “3 seconds later the belt stops, every tsa person is on their walkie talkies. Then, they shoo everyone in...
  • Disgruntled employee steals train [Campbell County, Wyoming]

    10/13/2014 7:47:09 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 31 replies
    Gillette News Record ^ | 10/12/2014 | T.S. Jarmusz
    A jaunt on a stolen train Thursday ended in a crash and possible federal felony charges for the 22-year-old driver. Derek Skyler Brux was charged Friday with reckless endangering, felony destruction of property and felony destruction, obstruction or removal of railroad track or fixtures after allegedly stealing a train from North Antelope Rochelle mine and driving it south 13 miles before plowing it into another train. Deputies were called out to the mine at about 8:55 a.m. Thursday. The incident started when Brux, a utility coal operation for Rail Link, allegedly became upset about his supervisor's response to working conditions,...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Embarrassingly Fawns Over ‘Handsome’ Obama In Cult-Like Fundraiser Intro

    10/10/2014 4:01:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | October 10, 2014 | Caleb Howe (Diary)
    At a fundraiser hosted in her Hollywood home on Thursday night, actress and conscious uncoupler Gwyneth Paltrow was unable to contain that inner acolyte American liberals usually try to keep hidden from public view, as she gushed with child-like wonder over President Obama’s mere presence.“You’re so handsome I can hardly speak,” she said reasonably,declaring her undying allegiance and praising what she considers to be his many accomplishments; chief among them being, apparently, “advocacy. An altogether fitting object of praise for the land where raising awareness is the same as single-handedly securing a cure for any ill. From his smiley-face worthy...
  • Michael Phelps Arrested For DUI In Baltimore City

    09/30/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | September 30, 2014 | Unspecified
    BALTIMORE (WJZ/CBS NEWS)—The Baltimore bullet has been arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore City early Tuesday morning. Michael Phelps was arrested around 1:40 a.m. in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 by Maryland Transportation Authority police. Follow CBS Baltimore on Twitter for the latest. MDTA released the following statement: “A MDTA police officer was operating stationary radar on southbound I-395 leaving Baltimore City when a White 2014 Land Rover entered the radar’s area of influence at excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone). The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound I-95, through the tunnel and initiated...
  • Joe Biden pulls off a gaffe hat trick

    09/18/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-14 | Sean Sullivan
    Vice President Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice. Biden opened the door to the possibility the United States could commit ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, a strategy the Obama administration has painstakingly avoided raising. That came shortly after he walked back his use of the word "Shylocks" and his use of the anachronistic term "Orient" to describe Asia. Even for the gregarious and outspoken vice president, whose candor has all too often gotten him...
  • Jesse Ventura On Sarah Palin’s Comments: “Coming From A Quitter, Do You Really Think I’m Concerned?”

    08/20/2014 7:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | August 20, 2014
    Tuesday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” former Gov. Jesse Ventura talked to Alan about a variety of topics including what he think about race relations in Ferguson, MO, the militarization of police forces, and some of the tactics used to deal with the protestors in Ferguson. He also spoke at length about the criticisms he received from former Gov. Sarah Palin after his defamation lawsuit involving the family of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and how he felt he was perceived as a “villain” as a result: VENTURA: I see the bottom line of this is racism…We still have a racism...
  • Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In Ł300 Dinghy

    08/20/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Lord Flash · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/17/2014
    A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a Ł300 dinghy. The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic. ... The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: "I am going west." After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him on to their boat and took him to shore. ... The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had...
  • [Democrat] Utah legislative candidate accused of kidnapping, selling pain medication

    07/28/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    Desert News ^ | July 22 2014 | McKenzie Romero and Pat Reavy
    AMERICAN FORK — A Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping. Mark Byrge — a candidate for House District 56 — is also being investigated for allegedly selling pain medications out of his house. Byrge, 33, of American Fork, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. His wife, Tina Byrge, 32, is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. On June 1, a man went to Byrge's front door and an argument ensued. The fight escalated to the point...