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  • DeWine proposing 18-cent increase in state gas tax, generating $1.2 billion

    02/20/2019 10:19:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 20, 2019 | Randy Ludlow and Jim Siegel
    Gov. Mike DeWine will propose an 18-cents a gallon increase in the gasoline tax to maintain and upgrade Ohio’s roads and bridges in the transportation budget he submits to lawmakers Thursday. That would amount to a 64 percent increase in the state’s current 28-cent gas tax, which the state transportation director has said is insufficient for the state and local governments to maintain current roads or finish major new construction projects. DeWine revealed the number Wednesday on WTAM in Cleveland. He did not disclose if the amount would be phased in over multiple years. He also did not discuss if...
  • 'Tolkien' Trailer For J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Puts A Ring On it

    02/20/2019 9:52:46 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 20 February 2019 | Ron Dicker
    Yes, my precious, the preview will stoke your appetite for the upcoming adventure about the fantasy-writing author. ...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-21-19, OM, St. Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

    02/20/2019 9:40:57 PM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 02-21-19 | Revised New American Bible
    February 21 2019 Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 9:1-13 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.Dread fear of you shall come upon all the animals of the earthand all the birds of the air,upon all the creatures that move about on the groundand all the fishes of the sea;into your power they are delivered. Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat;I give them all to you as I did the green plants. Only flesh with its lifeblood still in it...
  • Dems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction

    02/20/2019 9:19:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/20/19 | Olivia Beavers and Brett Samuels
    Democrats are seizing on a bombshell New York Times report as further evidence that President Trump may have sought to obstruct justice in investigations of his campaign and administration. The Times reported Tuesday that the president asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker late last year to put U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in charge of the investigation into Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen pleaded guilty last year to bank fraud, tax fraud and making payments to silence women alleging that they had affairs with Trump. Berman, an ally of Trump who donated to his 2016 campaign, had recused himself from...
  • Michelle Obama would be tied with Biden as frontrunner if she ran in 2020, poll shows

    02/20/2019 9:16:27 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2019 | The Hill
    Former first lady Michelle Obama tied with former Vice President Joe Biden as the top choice among Democratic voters when asked who should be the party's nominee in 2020. A Hill-HarrisX poll released Tuesday found that 25 percent of Democrats said they would back Obama in the party primary over nine other declared or potential candidates, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).
  • Barack Obama talks about toxic masculinity and ‘being a man’

    02/20/2019 9:13:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    AOL ^ | February 20, 2019 | AOL
    OAKLAND, Calif. ― Former President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday about how to “be a man” and the need to combat stereotypes of masculinity that “trap” young men, specifically young men of color. “All of us have to recognize that being a man is first and foremost being a good human. That means being responsible, working hard, being kind, respectful, compassionate,” Obama said at aconference for hisMy Brother’s Keeper initiative in Oakland.
  • Drone no-fly zone to be widened after Gatwick chaos (Stop & Search to be authorized!)

    02/20/2019 9:09:56 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | February 20, 2019 | Unattributed
    The no-fly zone for drones around airports is to be extended following the disruption at Gatwick in December, the government says. From 13 March it will be illegal to fly a drone within three miles of an airport, rather than the current 0.6-mile (1km) exclusion zone. The government also said it wants police to have new stop and search powers to tackle drone misuse. The government said the new stop and search powers would apply to people suspected of using drones maliciously nears airports. The powers, to be included in the government's new Drones Bill, would also allow police to...
  • Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to (tr)

    02/20/2019 9:09:45 PM PST · by dayglored · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2019 | Richard Speed
    [FULL TITLE: Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to, er, merely True Neutral] The hits, misses, and axings by the newish CEO Stepping into the sweaty shoes of Steve Ballmer was never going to be an easy task. Satya Nadella’s first five years as third CEO of the software giant has brought pain to fans of Microsoft's consumer tech but delight to investors.For many, Nadella is seen as the axeman, ruthlessly cutting through Redmond's detritus amid the rise of Apple, Google, and others. We at El Reg love a list, so we present...

    02/20/2019 9:09:42 PM PST · by Perseverando · 31 replies
    WND ^ | February 20, 2019 | Scott Lively
    Exclusive: Scott Lively believes effort to 'decriminalize homosexuality' is misguided President Trump has put his conservative base in a terrible situation by allowing openly homosexual U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to lead a campaign to “decriminalize homosexuality” around the world. This gut-punch of a news story is being spun as a response to Iran’s recent execution of a homosexual man. While I believe I speak for most conservatives in saying I do not condone that execution, or capital punishment for any sexual crimes anywhere, I believe the Iran incident is simply a pretext for perpetuating the “All-In” Obama doctrine...
  • No Carolina Defeats Duke Blue Devils As NCAA's Best Player Suffers Knee Injury When Nike Shoe Fails

    02/20/2019 8:46:42 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 42 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 20, 2019 | Mike Murphy
    [The nations #1 college basketball team Duke's Zion] Williamson left the game that was just 33 seconds old, and did not return. [The Duke Blue Devils team officials] said he had suffered a knee injury, the severity of which was not yet known. The 18-year-old Williamson is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The [6' 7"] 285-pound forward has been averaging 22.4 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. Social media was quick to pounce on Nike...
  • What Could Await El Chapo In Supermax? 23 Hours A Day In A Tiny Cement Cell, For One

    02/20/2019 8:34:54 PM PST · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    Colorado Public Radio ^ | 01/20/19 | Angela Dukakis
    How does a prison prepare for the arrival of known escape artist and Mexican drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera? For the ADX "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colo., former warden Robert Hood said administrators will likely stick to the a formula that's prevented any jailbreaks for 25 years. For 23 hours out of the day, El Chapo would be in a soundproof, 7-by-12-foot cell. The bed, desk and stool are all made of poured cement. While most inmates are given a black-and white-television, it's behind a special kind of glass and can be restricted to show old, never live,...
  • Union Leaders Announce End to Teacher Work Stoppage, Schools to Reopen Thursday

    02/20/2019 8:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2019 | Mark Curtis
    CHARLESTON, W. Va - UPDATE: 2/20/19 @ 7:30 p.m. Union leaders have announced that the teacher work stoppage has ended and that schools will reopen Thursday across the state.
  • Trump Signs Directive to Create a Military Space Force

    02/20/2019 8:20:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 02/20/2019 | Mike Wall
    President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 (SPD-4) today (Feb. 19), ordering the Pentagon to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States military, to go along with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. But the Space Force still has a big hoop to jump through: Congress must approve the creation of any new military branch. The main goal of the Space Force is to secure and extend American dominance of the space domain, Trump and other White House officials have said. Such reasoning has drawn opposition from various quarters. "President Trump has...
  • LGBTQ Sports Group Drops Martina Navratilova For Saying Transwomen Are Cheaters

    02/20/2019 8:14:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 2/20/2019 | COURTNEY KIRCHOFF
    Earlier this week, tennis legend and a far-left lesbian Martina Navratilova said men who compete as women are cheaters. Because transwomen are actually men, and if they compete as women, they’re cheating. It’s all very biologically accurate when one looks at science, like the effects testosterone has on the human body. Never the less, if one dares question the transgender agenda, one should be prepared to have their entire life destroyed. Starting with the banishment from certain clubs. For after Martina spoke the truth, Athlete Ally, an LGBTQ athletic group, has given Martina the swift boot. Their statement with my...
  • Commissioners: No to proposed regional bridge district

    02/20/2019 8:12:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Albany Democrat-Herald ^ | February 20, 2019 | Alex Paul
    Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker were unanimous Tuesday morning in their opposition to a proposal by Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, to create a multi-county taxing district supporting construction of a bridge over the Willamette River in Salem. Evans introduced House Bill 2974 on Friday. It would create a Capital Region Special Bridge District and would exact taxes from residents from Polk, Marion, Linn and Yamhill and possibly Benton counties. The proposal is aimed at spreading the cost of bridges regionally since residents of several counties work in Salem. Nyquist was traveling and participated by telephone....
  • Digging reveals suspicious payments to AOC’s boyfriend began during campaign-allegations surface

    02/20/2019 7:42:13 PM PST · by Revel · 37 replies
    BPR ^ | 2/20/19 | Tom Tillison
    Writer/reporter Luke Thompson divulged last week that Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, set up her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, with an official email address, noting that he was “drawing a salary on the taxpayer’s dime.” The self-avowed democratic socialistic was quick to dispute that notion, responding to say Roberts was set with the email account to access her Google calendar, which may not be entirely within House rules, given that they don’t appear to be married — the haste in which Ocasio-Cortez responded verified the accuracy of the boyfriend having a government email address. And Thompson is back this week with...
  • Jussie Smollett Charged with Felony as Police Negotiate Surrender for His Arrest

    02/20/2019 7:34:19 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 85 replies
    Extra ^ | February 20, 2019 | Extra TV staff
    “Empire” star Jussie Smollett is now charged with a felony following an attack that was allegedly staged. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed to “Extra” that Smollett has been charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He is due in court at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Hoda Muthana: Trump claims responsibility for blocking Alabama Isis bride's return to US

    02/20/2019 7:32:11 PM PST · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Independent (UK) via Yahoo ^ | February 20th, 2019 | Jon Sharman, Sarah Harvard
    Donald Trump has said he was behind the decision not to allow Isis bride Hoda Muthana back into the US. The president claimed responsibility for the move announced by Mike Pompeo on Wednesday. Ms Muthana, of Alabama, left the country to join Isis in Syria in 2014 when she was a university student. Mr Trump tweeted: “I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr Pompeo said Ms Muthana “does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right...
  • Blasey-Ford and the people who supported her need to be charged like Smollett and face trial

    02/20/2019 7:26:18 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 17 replies
    News | 20 February 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Blasey-Ford and all of the people who supported and enable her must face prosecution for the lies they told when she falsely accused Kavanaugh just as Smollett is going to face justice for his lies. Someone has to have the backbone to bring that woman and her supporters to trial.
  • "Maxine Waters: "I know Jussie. I love him. His family’s a friend of mine. I know his mom"

    02/20/2019 7:15:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 57 replies ^ | 2-20-19 |
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blamed President Trump for an alleged hate crime attack against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett. She made her comments during an interview with The Giro on Tuesday. Smollett was allegedly attacked by two men who put a noose around his head, yelling “this is MAGA country.” The attack took place in a liberal area surrounded by liberal areas. The police cannot find any evidence to corroborate Smollett’s story. Maxine is blaming Trump! “I know Jussie. I love him. His family’s a friend of mine. I know his sisters, I know his mom, and I called already to...