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  • 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...

    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 5½ 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 1½ to 5½ 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: 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 £300 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 £300 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...
  • Howard Stern Fan Pranks MSNBC Host Krystal Ball During Malaysian Plane Crash Coverage

    07/17/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/14
    MSNBC's Krystal Ball was the victim of a phone prank by a Howard Stern fan pretending to be a member of the U.S. military in Ukraine who witnessed the Malaysian Airlines flight 117 crash. "Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying in the sky and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass," the man said. "So it would appear the plane was shot down, can you tell us anything more from your military training of sort of missile system that may have been coming...
  • Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

    06/24/2014 5:47:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 6/23/2014 | Unknown
    A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.
  • (Ha, Ha!) Al Qaeda Operatives in Yemen Accidently Blow Themselves Up While Handling Car Bombs

    03/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 17, 2014, | New York Daily News
    Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen accidently blow themselves up while handling car bombs Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the men — one Saudi and two Yemenis — as Al Qaeda terrorists. They were outfitting a car with explosives Sunday when the accident occurred. SANAA, Yemen — Three Al Qaeda operatives accidentally blew themselves up while outfitting a car with explosives, Yemen security officials said. Tribesmen from the area and security officials identified the three, one Saudi and two Yemenis, as Al Qaeda terrorists. The group is known to be active in the province’s Habban region, where the...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • Obama References 'Alex' de Tocqueville

    02/12/2014 7:16:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama referenced "Alex" de Tocqueville in today's remarks at the White House
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    02/10/2014 9:10:19 AM PST · by edwinland · 37 replies
    the New York Times ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | DURAID ADNAN
    BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said. The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence. Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and...
  • Man Picks Absolute Worst Time to Toss Firecrackers at White House

    09/16/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Margaret Hartmann
    There's never really a good time to play with explosives near the White House, but doing so while local authorities are still on the look out for a possible suspect in a mass shooting is particularly stupid. At about 6:40 p.m., a man set off a firecracker and threw it over the White House fence. As he tossed a second firecracker onto the North Lawn, he was tackled by three or four Secret Service agents. Politico reports that Alexander Sahagian, 52, was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with throwing a projectile. The Washington Post notes that...
  • Martin? Zimmerman? Who is on trial?

    07/29/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Longboat Key News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Larry Grossman
    If the scales of justice are unbalanced then they are no longer scales of justice but rather a measure of injustice in our legal system. If the Lady of Justice is not blind and impartial then she may be sighted and partial or prejudiced reflecting a deep rift in our social fabric. Justice was not done in Sanford Florida yesterday. A jury of six women, no Afro-Americans and no males, acquitted George Zimmerman of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter. This was a trial that may never have been heard since the Sanford Police Department released George Zimmerman February 2012 after...
  • Kanye West Goes Postal on Another Photog, Paramedics On Scene

    07/19/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/19/13 | TMZ
    KANYE WEST GOES POSTAL ON ANOTHER PHOTOG Paramedics On Scene THIS VIDEO IS CRAZY ... Kanye West viciously attacked another photog at LAX Friday afternoon -- and it was so bad ... paramedics rushed to the scene. Kanye was on his way out of the airport when he was swarmed with paparazzi, snapping pictures. One photog was especially aggressive -- not a TMZ photog -- and probed Kanye with a bunch of questions.
  • Bette Midler: If We'd Lost The Revolutionary War, We'd Have Universal Health Care

    07/04/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 118 replies ^ | 7/4/13 | Christian Toto
    Bette Midler is taking a different approach. The Parental Guidance star imagines a world in which the U.S. lost the war for its independence, but it's not like that's a bad thing. After all, she argues, that would mean we'd finally have socialized medicine.
  • Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Military

    06/23/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 18, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Any effort to reduce sexual harassment in the military needs to recognize that some men have never learned to adequately control their sex drives. Unfortunately, the military may need many of these men for their military related skills. Winning wars requires using men, and women, who don't always play well with others. Thus, the military may need to find a way to reduce sex assaults while keeping those who have trouble controlling their zippers. The military has some experience in this area because of personnel who occasionally "forget" who they are supposed to fight and who they are not supposed...
  • Martin Bashir on Moore, Oklahoma: 'Perhaps the Worst Tornado in the History of the Planet'

    05/20/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 75 replies
    As NewsBusters has reported over the years, America's media love to hype every serious weather event. On Monday, shortly after an F4 tornado demolished the town of Moore, Oklahoma, MSNBC's Martin Bashir called it "perhaps the worst tornado in the history of the planet" (video follows with transcript and commentary,
  • (Oblivious) Maryland Man Struck by Train Was Wearing Earbuds, Didn’t Hear Its Horn: Police

    05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Maryland man struck by train was wearing earbuds, didn’t hear its horn: police Kevin Scott Street, 37, was killed by a CSX freight train in Joppa, Md., on Thursday. Authorities said he turned at the last minute, but it was too late. A 37-year-old man who was killed by a train in Joppa, Md., didn’t hear it barreling down the tracks because he was tuned in to his earbuds rather than his surroundings, police said. Kevin Scott Street, of Aberdeen, Md., was hit by a 20-car freight train around 12:11 p.m. on Thursday. The train sounded its horn as it...
  • No Escape: 'Serious' NYT Weiner Profile Includes Hilarious Joke

    04/10/2013 10:49:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is just no escape from the Weiner jokes. Apparently former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted the New York Times Magazine a long interview with the intent of preparing the public for a new post-tweet exposure scandal campaign for public office, most likely for New York mayor. However, if Weiner  thought he could put the scandal, and the jokes, behind him he would be wrong. Although the extended profile of over 8300 words written by Jonathan Van Meter was mostly sympathetic, it just couldn't resist repeating an absolutely hilarious Weiner joke as told by former DNC...
  • Sen. Feinstein Makes Wild Claim to Push Gun Control at Senate Committee Hearing

    03/09/2013 11:21:04 AM PST · by yoe · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) shot down a proposed amendment to her “assault weapons” ban that would exempt military veterans from the gun ban. She also made some questionable claims. Pushing a ban on high-capacity magazines, Feinstein argued that it is “legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.” Here’s her dubious rationale: “The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold more than 10 rounds. We...
  • Biden: ‘President Clinton Bankrupted Chrysler’

    11/05/2012 2:44:03 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 25 replies
    CBS Cleveland ^ | 11/5/12
    Another oops for Vice President Joe Biden. He’s mistakenly referred to “President Clinton” instead of “President Obama.” Biden told a crowd of 1,200 people at Lakewood High School Sunday that a Republican ad claiming Jeep will move jobs out of Ohio was “pernicious,” and a sign that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is desperate to win the state. Biden says the ad claims “President Clinton bankrupted Chrysler so that Italians could buy it to ship jobs overseas to China.” Biden recently referred to Virginia’s Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine as “Tom” and complained to an Ohio audience about TV ads...
  • Barack Obama campaign advert compares voting to losing virginity [how low can they go?]

    10/26/2012 4:48:19 AM PDT · by trekdown · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Oct 2012
    In a move to get more young people to vote, actress Lena Dunham, from the hit TV programme Girls, describes what it was like to cast your ballot for the first time... "You want to do it with a great guy" ... The advert is part of Barack Obama's final drive to mobilise first time voters ahead of the US presidential election on November 6.
  • VIDEO: Biden Accuses Romney Of $500 TRILLION TAX CUT!

    10/26/2012 11:17:06 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 45 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/26/12
    Vice President Joe Biden claims at a campaign event in Wisconsin that Republicans voted for a "$500 Trillion Tax Cut" "But you can't erase what you've already done, they've voted to extend tax cuts for the very wealthy, giving a $500 trillion dollar tax-cut to 120,000 families.
  • Secret Service officer charged with sexual assault of girl, 14

    10/24/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/24/2012 | Jana Winter
    A Secret Service officer assigned to Vice President Joe Biden’s residence was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his custody. Hector Reynaldo Cuellar of Woodbridge, Va., was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child by a custodian, according to a daily incident report released by the Prince William County Police Department. He is being held without bond. “The investigation revealed that the 14-year-old female victim was sexually assaulted by the accused family member on separate occasions between August and October of 2012,” according to the...
  • State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive

    08/31/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 49 replies ^ | 8/31/12 |
    Watch your mouth -- everyday phrases like "hold down the fort" and "rule of thumb" are potentially offensive bombshells. At least according to the State Department. Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department's latest edition of "State Magazine" advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
  • Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted

    07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 147 replies
    Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg: (Video can be found here.) Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.
  • Roberts Didn't Expand Government's Taxing Power

    07/05/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies ^ | July 5, 2012 | Sean Trende
    I've been a little surprised by the continued outrage on the right and chest-thumping on the left regarding the Supreme Court's health care decision. The right got everything it wanted in the ruling, save for the actual outcome. The left got legal reasoning that, up until the minute the decision was handed down, it had maintained would mark the end of government as we know it. Sad to say, but the main takeaway is that most court-watchers, left and right, care a lot about the outcome and very little about the law. Some on the right are latching onto one...
  • Giant Wildfire Started During Bachelor Party (caused huge forest blaze with shotgun blast)

    07/02/2012 11:24:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies ^ | July 2, 2012
    JULY 2---The largest wildfire burning in Arizona was started during a bachelor party when one shotgun-toting celebrant fired a shell that promises to shoot “100 feet of fire, setting everything in its path ablaze,” The Smoking Gun has learned. The Sunflower Fire--which has burned nearly 18,000 acres of the Tonto National Forest and is not fully contained--began in mid-May after five Arizona men gathered to celebrate the upcoming May 19 nuptials of Bryan Reeder. The group--all in their mid-20s--traveled from Mesa to the Sycamore Creek area for a weekend “campout and bachelor party,” according to court records. On Saturday, May...
  • 'Kindness In America' Hitchhiker Actually Shot Himself

    06/16/2012 8:17:06 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 18 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/15/2012 | Dashiell Bennett
    This week's award for Easy Irony went to a man who claimed he was shot while hitchhiking across the country to write a book about "Kindness in America." Now gets a new award for admitting that he actually shot himself. On Monday, Ray Dolin of West Virginia grabbed national headlines when he claimed that he was hiking on Highway 2 in Montana — gathering stories for a memoir about how nice people are — when a man in a pickup truck pulled over and then shot him in the arm. What a story! Police even arrested a 52-year-old man under...
  • Cases of 'Truman Show' delusions; people believe they're the stars of their own reality TV programs

    06/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/1/2012 | staff
    Reality TV shows are making increasing numbers of people convinced that they're the stars of their own, unwanted television programs. Psychiatrists are treating more people for so-called 'Truman Show' delusions -- named after the 1998 movie starring Jim Carrey as a man who spends his entire life unwittingly at the center of a fictional world that's being broadcast to millions of homes. The startling cases often afflict successful people who develop paranoid fantasies that they're being filmed at all times and that the world that's in front of them isn't real. Their friends and loves ones are actors. The news...
  • Serpent-handling pastor dies hours after he's bitten by a RATTLESNAKE..

    05/30/2012 10:45:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2012 | Thomas Durante
    A Pentecostal reverend known for preaching with the help of a rattlesnake coiled around his arm lost his life when one of the creatures suddenly bit him. Mack Randall Wolford, pastor at the Full Gospel Apostolic House of the Lord Jesus in Matoaka, West Virginia, died hours after receiving the deadly bite on Sunday - the day after his 44th birthday. Wolford’s father, who was also a serpent-handling pastor, died in the same way nearly 30 years ago.
  • Colorado Lesbians Face Charges For Faking Hate Crime

    05/20/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5/20/2012 | staff
    A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents. On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words “Kill the Gay” were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage door of their Parker, Colo., home. The next day, the couple told deputies they found a noose hanging on the handle of their front door. The women told officers they believed the incidents were retaliation from their neighbors and homeowner’s association, who had complained the couple did not pick up...
  • Coed Who Demanded Free Birth Control From Congress – Insists She’s No Prostitute (Video)

    03/02/2012 7:38:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 121 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz interviewed hot-and-bothered Georgetown coed Sandra Fluke, the woman who went before a Congressional panel and demanded free birth control for herself and her peers. Sandra Fluke, who was mocked by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show this week, insisted she was no prostitute for wanting government to pay for her sex at college. Mediaite reported: Schultz asked Fluke for her reaction to Limbaugh’s comments: I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is,...
  • Rosie O’Donnell: ‘We’re A Backwards Nation In Many Ways’

    01/18/2012 10:29:52 AM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | 1-18-12
    “That’s one of the ways most evident nowadays especially with the election — to think you can turn on the presidential debate and you can have people actually say they think being gay is wrong is shocking in 2012. It’s shocking to me.”
  • Police: TCC teacher told girl, 17, stripping would aid vocal range (Tacoma Community College)

    12/30/2011 6:22:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 12/29/11 | ADAM LYNN
    A former Tacoma Community College music instructor will be in court next month to answer charges that he convinced one of his voice students she could reach lower octaves if she took off her clothes or did sex acts while singing. Kevin Gausepohl, 37, is charged in Tacoma Municipal Court with seven counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and one count of obstructing a law enforcement officer. The charges are misdemeanors. Gausepohl allegedly told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl, 17 at the...
  • What we’ve been waiting for: Miley Cyrus’ musical tribute to Occupy Wall Street

    Oh, the irony. Thanks to capitalism, she’s filthy rich (estimated earnings of $48 million in 2010!) — as much a part of the 1 percent as Michael Moore and just as ignorant of her membership in it. But never mind all that: The oh-so-desperate-to-be-an-adult Miley Cyrus proves her invincible immaturity with a remixed-song-and-video-tribute to Occupy Wall Street, unaptly named “Liberty Walk.” Doesn’t she realize it’s the Tea Party that proudly and rebelliously says, “Don’t tread on me”? No, of course she doesn’t, any more than Mila Kunis understands Middle America.
  • The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street

    11/04/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 35 replies
    The Nation ^ | 11/1/2011 | Richard Kim
    A few years ago, Joe Therrien, a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program, was working as a full-time drama teacher at a public elementary school in New York City. Frustrated by huge class sizes, sparse resources and a disorganized bureaucracy, he set off to the University of Connecticut to get an MFA in his passion—puppetry. Three years and $35,000 in student loans later, he emerged with degree in hand, and because puppeteers aren’t exactly in high demand, he went looking for work at his old school. The intervening years had been brutal to the city’s school budgets—down about 14...