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  • Banksy shocks art world by shredding £1 mn work at auction

    10/06/2018 10:08:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 10/6/2018 | Joe Jackson
    London (AFP) - British street artist Banksy has stunned the art world with arguably his most audacious prank yet, self-destructing one of his best-known works moments after it fetched more than a million pounds at auction in London. "Girl with Balloon" had just sold at Sotheby's Friday for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros) -- a joint record for the maverick artist -- when it unexpectedly passed through a shredder hidden in the frame, according to the auction house. "It appears we just got Banksy-ed," said Alex Branczik, Sotheby's head of contemporary art for Europe, in a press release accompanied...
  • Beto O'Rourke gives gratitude to Kavanaugh accuser after testimony

    09/30/2018 6:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | September 30, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Senate-hopeful Beto O'Rourke used his free time from the postponed debate Sunday to reach voters on Facebook Live. His campaign billed his interactive effort as a live television ad in response to the spate of recent negative ads against him. During the Facebook Live broadcast, he mentioned the timing of his campaign, especially given the contentious testimony during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Rather than point out the emotional nature of the proceedings, O'Rourke offered his gratitude to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused the Supreme...
  • Miss America winner slams pageant bosses

    08/18/2018 12:04:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/17/18 | Oli Coleman and Kate Sheehy
    There she is . . . Miffed America. Cara Mund, the 2018 winner of the Miss America pageant, has traded in her crown for boxing gloves, blasting higher-ups as nothing more than mean girls who bullied, belittled and muzzled her. “About two weeks ago, I started researching workplace bullying . . . Ultimately, this is my year in a nutshell,” the former Miss North Dakota wrote to former Miss Americas in a lengthy letter made public Friday. “Our chair and CEO have systematically silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways...
  • Illinois celebrates first official 'Barack Obama Day'

    08/04/2018 11:37:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 48 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 8/4/18 | Robert Gearty
    Illinois government offices remained open Saturday as the home state of former President Barack Obama commemorated his birthday under a new state law. The bill marking Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama Day” throughout the state was enacted without making the date a full-scale holiday. The Illinois House narrowly rejected a plan to make Obama’s birthday a state holiday amid worries that the cash-strapped state could not afford to give state state employees another paid day off.Obama turned 57. The law hailed Obama’s efforts to protect the rights of Americans and build “bridges across communities.”
  • Obama – Just Too Good for Us (Extraordinarily Barf-Worthy - Have Barf Bag at the Ready)

    06/02/2018 10:59:02 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Ny Times (of course) ^ | June 2, 2018 | By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist
    WASHINGTON — It was a moment of peak Spock. Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.” ...... As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed. .........
  • Uranium One probe: Order to lift 'gag' on Russia informant came from Trump, source says

    10/26/2017 12:09:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/26/17 | John Roberts and Jake Gibson/ap
    The directive for the Justice Department to lift a "gag order" on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case came from President Trump himself, a source told Fox News. On Wednesday night, the DOJ announced it had cleared the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes. A source said the order to release the confidential informant came directly from Trump -- though who actually made the final call is unclear. One well-placed source familiar with the decision-making process pushed back, saying the decision was made entirely...
  • Mother’s Day Blessings to Childless Women

    05/14/2017 7:30:45 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2017 | JP
    Mother’s Day is a joyous observance for most of the 85 percent of women who have borne a child by age 40. But not so much for women who have neither procreated nor adopted, who find Mother’s Day a painful reminder of their childlessness. Perhaps they squandered years on a relationship that resulted in neither marriage nor children. Perhaps they were so career-driven they had no room in their lives for a husband and offspring. Or perhaps they wed and tried to have children, but their wombs were barren. For women of faith despairing on this Mother’s Day that they...
  • Bill Clinton caught kissing another woman at a hillary rally

    05/29/2016 3:06:30 AM PDT · by SteveH · 111 replies
    radar online ^ | may 27,2016
    During recent rally for his wife’s campaign, the 69-year-old ex-president was caught laying a kiss on a woman in the crowd. While politicians are known to shake hands and give the occasional cheek kiss, commenters have accused Slick Willie of crossing the line this time. “Yuck,” one commenter wrote. W”here’s Bill’s left hand? What’s with the woman clasping Bill’s neck?” Others agreed, saying, “Boy, he never stops does he, young or old.” As Radar readers recall, this is far from the first time that Bill has been accused of having inappropriate extramarital relationships.
  • Siri Corrects Anyone Trying to Call Caitlyn Jenner "Bruce"

    07/15/2015 12:59:20 PM PDT · by lwd · 83 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter via MSN.com ^ | 7-15-2015 | THR Staff
    Siri has been known to have quite the sassy remarks when asked questions she doesn't like - such as zero divided by zero - but she can also be quite informative about nuanced issues when she wants to be. Anyone looking to call Caitlyn Jenner by her former name Bruce, will be immediately corrected by Siri. For example, asking "How tall is Bruce Jenner" will get you the straightforward response of "Caitlyn Jenner is 6'2 tall." The question "What gender is Bruce Jenner?" prompts "The answer is female."
  • DoJ's Gag Order On Reason Has Been Lifted — But The Real Story Is More Outrageous Than We Thought

    06/22/2015 2:15:06 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 11 replies
    PopeHat ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ken White
    Last Friday the folks at Reason confirmed what I suggested on Thursday — that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, after hitting Reason with a federal grand jury subpoena to unmask anonymous hyperbolic commenters, secured a gag order that prevented them from writing about it. Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch describe how it all went down. Read it. So, the truth is out — and it's more outrageous than you thought, even more outrageous than it appears at first glance. What, you might ask, could be more outrageous than the United States Department of Justice...
  • Best 'April Fools' Gags of All Time:

    04/01/2015 5:13:47 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    'Taco Liberty Bell' (1996): Taco Bell Corp placed a full-page ad in seven major newspapers announcing it had 'bought the Liberty Bell' and was renaming it the 'Taco Liberty Bell' in-order to help pay-down the national debt. Predictably, angry (+ slightly naive and/or lacking a calendar) citizens melted the phones at the offices of the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is kept. Taco Bell executives let them stew for a few hours before revealing it was all an April Fools gag at noon.  President Clinton's quick-on-his-feet White House press secretary Mike McCurry responded when asked about the...
  • Princeton University Orchestra Debuts ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

    12/05/2013 7:16:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    The College Fix | 12/5/13
    Trayvon Martin continues to be a subject of intense interest for the academic elite. The Princeton University Orchestra and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble is set to debut “The Ballad for Trayvon Martin” today, NJ.com reports. The goal of the music, according to its composer, noted jazz artist Anthony D.J. Branker, is to pay homage to victims of racial violence.
  • Obama to speak on Thursday about path ahead on fiscal issues [Live Thread for Clown, 10:35]

    10/17/2013 4:29:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/17/13
    ... Obama will deliver a statement on Thursday at 10:35 a.m. about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll have more to say about this tomorrow...
  • Report: Obama’s DOD Slaps Gag Order on Fort Hood Survivors & Family Members

    08/07/2013 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8//7/13 | Jim Hoft
    This is unbelievable. Dana Loesch at RedState reported tonight that the Obama Department of Defense has reportedly slapped a gag order on Fort Hood survivors and family members. Autumn Manning @WWWife #FtHood family members of wounded being told they can't talk 2 press. I am not in military & still have my 1st amendment rights TY very much 10:14 AM - 7 Aug 2013
  • Prosecution Attempts Gag Order for Teen in NRA shirt controversy

    06/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    State Jounal ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County teen suspended from school, arrested and charged with obstructing an officer after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt at school, has taken another turn. Marcum was back at the Logan County Courthouse June 24, two weeks before he was scheduled to appear. The reason? An emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins. "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," said Ben White, Marcum's attorney. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of...
  • Anyone Watching the "Today" show? Rachel Maddow gets long interview??

    03/05/2013 4:22:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    I tune in to the Today show (don't ask me why), and I see Madcow getting to tell America what was wrong with Washington.... Is this a normal part of the Today show? I didn't catch if Madcow was asked about the fake twitter accounts promoting her lame show.
  • Wis. paid $150K in prison sex case (Projectile vomit warning)

    10/28/2010 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10-27-10 | Ryan Foley
    A Wisconsin prison guard allegedly coerced male inmates into letting him give them oral sex in exchange for bringing them contraband, and his superiors initially failed to stop the assaults despite warning signs, according to previously confidential records obtained by The Associated Press. Now the Wisconsin Department of Corrections' handling of the three-year-old case involving Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution guard James Trentin is costing taxpayers money. The state this year paid $150,000 to avoid a lawsuit by a former inmate who says Trentin gave him oral sex four times, according to documents obtained by the AP under Wisconsin's open...
  • Transgender Teen amid Royal Dilemma (gag vomit)

    10/06/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT · by GeronL · 83 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | October 6, 2010 | Sophi Reza
    DALLAS - A transgender senior at North Dallas High School wants to run for homecoming queen. But school administrators won't allow it. Andy Moreno was born a male but has identified herself as female for the past year. She looks and acts like a girl. She said that has never caused any problems for her at school. However, her nomination for homecoming queen has caused some controversy.
  • J.D. Hayworth – A Fool’s Errand (Spoon gagging chunks)

    01/24/2010 10:25:48 PM PST · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,263+ views
    Race 4 2012 ^ | 1/24/10 | Adam Prickless
    Anyone who reads this site should know that I am anti-establishment to the hilt – to the point where I am often harangued as a “purgist”. Toomey over Specter – sign me up. Rubio over Crist – in a minute. Hoffman over Scozzafava – easy decision for Hoffman. Furthermore – I was one of the first out of the gate supporting Les Phillip over Parker Griffith, I’m pulling hard for uber-anti-establishmentarian Adam Andrzejewski in Illinois, and I’m already in the tank for Sarah Palin’s impending presidential run. Heck, I’ve even drawn fire for suggesting a Joseph Cao primary challenge to...
  • Civil Liberties Activists Embrace 'Law & Order' Season Premiere (Gag & Ack)

    09/26/2009 1:19:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 1,217+ views
    ABCNews.com/Political Punch ^ | 09/26/09 | Jake Tapper
    As we all know, in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Last night's episode of television's longest running drama -- NBC's "Law & Order" -- featured District Attorney Jack McCoy prosecuting a John Yoo-esque Bush administration Justice Department attorney for writing a legal memo authorizing the torture of detainees. "Jack, you want to prosecute a member of the Bush administration for assaulting suspected terrorists?" McCoy is asked in the season premiere episode, titled "Memo from the Dark Side."...