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  • Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction

    05/11/2018 4:10:22 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 May 2018 | Dom Calicchio
    A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has “given up on America” and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence. At his sentencing Thursday, Mel Reynolds, 66, got six months in prison for failing to file tax returns on more than $400,000 he received for consulting work. He also received a scolding from federal Judge Robert Gettleman, who told the Harvard graduate he could recall thinking to himself in the early 1990s that Reynolds had tremendous promise. “It's a tragedy that you squandered the opportunities you had and...
  • The Old, Blind Cowboy

    05/09/2018 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/9/18 | Unk
    An old, blind cowboy wanders into an all-girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a shot of Jack Daniels. After sitting there for a while, he yells to the bartender, 'Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?' The bar immediately falls absolutely silent… In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, 'Before you tell that joke, Cowboy, I think it is only fair, Given that you are blind, that you should know five things: 1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat. 2. The bouncer...
  • Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

    04/17/2018 4:05:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP ^ | April 17, 2018 | Alexandra Olson
    Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. How could Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, now be under fire for...
  • Facebook Staffers Coach Mark Zuckerberg On Humanlike Behavior Ahead Of Congressional Testimony

    04/10/2018 9:52:56 AM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 4-9-18 | B. Bee
    Facebook Staffers Coach Mark Zuckerberg On Humanlike Behavior Ahead Of Congressional Testimony April 9, 2018 MENLO PARK, CA—According to sources from within Facebook headquarters, interns and staffers at the social network were training Mark Zuckerberg on how to act human ahead of his expected congressional testimony this week.
  • F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen

    04/09/2018 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 545 replies
    New York Times. ^ | April 9,2018 | MATT APUZZO
    The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. “Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New...
  • In Response To Growing Number Of Fistfights, London Mayor Bans Hands

    04/09/2018 1:46:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 9, 2018
    LONDON—In response to a recent outbreak in fistfights, London mayor Sadiq Khan announced Monday a sweeping ban of hands in the city, effective immediately. “No excuses: there is never a reason to have hands in a modern, civil society. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law,” Khan said at a press conference announcing the new policy during which he revealed that he has had his own hands surgically removed as a good-faith move to jump-start the new regulations.
  • Ingraham announces break from her show amid backlash over Parkland student

    03/31/2018 7:14:24 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 243 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/2018 | ALICIA COHN AND JOE CONCHA
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham is taking vacation time even as advertisers flee her show "The Ingraham Angle" over a feud with a high school student who advocates gun control.
  • The 14 Advertisers who have dropped Laura Ingraham's Show- let your voice be heard (vanity)

    03/31/2018 10:07:06 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 124 replies
    3/31/2018 | Me
    Here's a list of the 14 advertisers who have dropped sponsorship of Laura Ingraham's show. If you buy their products or buy a subscription please consider stopping and/or cancelling: The 14 advertisers that have dropped Ingraham’s show since Wednesday include: Office Depot, Liberty Mutual, Jenny Craig, Nutrish, Atlantis Paradise Island, Stitch Fix, Global investment group Principal, Johnson & Johnson, Hulu, Expedia, Nestle, Wayfair, Trip Advisor, and Ruby Tuesday.
  • Megachurch pastor indicted on $3.5 million fraud

    03/30/2018 10:57:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | JUSTIN DOOM
    A former religious adviser to President George W. Bush has been accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of $3.5 million. Pastor Kirbyjohn Caldwell and a business partner, Gregory Smith, sold millions of dollars of worthless Chinese bonds, telling investors to "remain faithful and that they would receive their money," according to documents obtained by ABC Houston station KTRK. Both men could face significant jail time and be forced to forfeit assets.
  • Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction

    02/27/2018 4:34:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Sexton
    When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazine’s owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the company’s downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November...
  • Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media [Pray for Bibi]

    02/21/2018 10:57:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2/21/18 | J Heller
    A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations... Shlomo Filber’s...change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a “political corpse”.
  • Dead goose falls from sky, knocks hunter unconscious

    02/02/2018 5:19:47 PM PST · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Dana Hedgpeth
    A dead goose fell from the sky and knocked a 51-year-old hunter unconscious on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The incident happened around 5 p.m. Thursday in Easton, Maryland, near the Miles River. Robert Meilhammer, of Crapo, Maryland, was hunting with three others for waterfowl when someone in the group fired on a flock of Canada geese overhead.
  • San Francisco Sheriff Who Defended Sanctuary City Status Defeated In a Landslide

    01/30/2018 1:36:40 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 90 replies
    townhall ^ | Nov 04, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi looks like he’ll be updating his resume after suffering a landslide loss in his re-election bid last night. \ Mirkarimi was in office when Kate Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez, a five-time deported illegal alien. It set off a national debate about sanctuary cities, San Francisco becoming one of them in 1989. In July, Mirkarimi defended the policy, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the policy makes the city “safer.” Nevertheless, there were other reasons why Mirkarimi was booted. His tenure was dotted with controversy, one of them, as Katie mentioned, being a...
  • Broke California Looking to Take Money from the Pockets of Retired State Workers

    01/12/2018 6:04:54 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 115 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | January 11, 2018 at 8:39am | By Jonathan Pincus
    Public employees in California may have their pension benefits slashed due to the rollback of a longstanding rule in the state, Gov. Jerry Brown revealed in a recent budget briefing. The California governor revealed that he has a “hunch” legal proceedings could pave the way for cuts to public employees’ benefits. “There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who discuss the California rule,” Brown said during the briefing.
  • Poll: 33% Of NFL Fans Say They Purposely Stopped Watching This Year

    01/11/2018 10:34:31 AM PST · by TBP · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An interesting result, as it raises a question that isn’t often asked about declining NFL ratings. How many people are boycotting because they *agree* with the player protests? SEE ALSO: Julian Assange may be stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy… forever To think, 33 percent of NFL fans missed out on one of the worst quarterbacked playoff games of all time this past Saturday in Jacksonville. If there’s any doubt that Kaepernick’s exile from the league is due partly, or even mostly, to politics rather than ability, go watch game film of Jags/Bills and ask if either team wouldn’t have benefited...
  • New Trump book "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff. Full PDF

    01/07/2018 12:50:20 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 120 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | January 7, 2018 | Wikileaks
    Wikileaks publishes entire book on-line in PDF format.
  • E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

    12/22/2017 4:36:46 AM PST · by keat · 113 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 22,2017 | LISA FRIEDMAN, MARINA AFFO and DEREK KRAVITZ
    WASHINGTON — More than 700 people have left the Environmental Protection Agency since President Trump took office, a wave of departures that puts the administration nearly a quarter of the way toward its goal of shrinking the agency to levels last seen during the Reagan administration. Of the employees who have quit, retired or taken a buyout package since the beginning of the year, more than 200 are scientists. An additional 96 are environmental protection specialists, a broad category that includes scientists as well as others experienced in investigating and analyzing pollution levels. Nine department directors have departed the agency...
  • Olympics: Lindsey Vonn injures back in World Cup event

    12/09/2017 10:02:22 AM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 186 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9/2017 | Kevin Kaduk
    Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
  • FOX SPORTS BUDGET CUTS COULD AFFECT SUPER BOWL PLANS FOR SKIP BAYLESS, OTHER FS1 STARS

    12/11/2017 11:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | December 11, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The NFL's two-year TV downturn is taking a bite out of broadcast TV partners like Fox Sports that fork over billions for rights to live games. Fox Sports staffers in Los Angeles are bracing for a wave of possible budget cutbacks due to disappointing NFL advertising sales this season, sources tell Sporting News. Another important factor: With Team USA eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox can't count on soccer ad dollars next year to get well from an ad standpoint.
  • We Conclude Our Webathon this Sunday (National Review going under?)

    11/17/2017 7:03:24 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/17/17 | Jack Fowler
    We remain short of our $200,000 goal. Yes, we are more than halfway there. But there is a big gap. Help fill it.