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  • Getting SUV stuck in Oceano Dunes creek wasn’t the worst thing that happened to this driver

    01/11/2017 12:59:33 PM PST · by Vendome · 21 replies
    Monday went from bad to worse for two visitors at the Oceano Dunes when their SUV got stuck nearly up to its roof in Arroyo Grande Creek, and they ended up getting arrested once they made it to safety A video taken by KSBY reporter Megan Abundis shows the vehicle almost completely submerged in the creek. Two surfers who saw the vehicle in distress rushed in and helped the two occupants and a dog to safety. VIDEO AT LINK
  • Man legally changes his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    02/23/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by twister881 · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February, 23, 2016 | Fox News
    <p>A British man decided to legally change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger as a show of his undying love of the sandwich.</p> <p>Sam Smith, 33, told the U.K.’s Standard that the, “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up,” after a night of drinking with his buddies who convinced him to do go ahead with the stunt.</p>
  • Drunken Folsom man rescued after climbing cell tower, website reports

    05/20/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 5 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/20/15 | Kim Chatelain
    Two Folsom men were arrested after authorities said they became intoxicated and climbed a cellphone tower adjacent to a fire station in Pineville, La., requiring a rescue by a special operations unit, according to TheTownTalk.com. Joseph Waldron Johnson Jr., 21, and Joshua Caleb Sharp, 19, were booked with unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure, disturbing the peace by intoxication and littering.The two were attending a graduation party at a skating rink next to the fire station when they threw a beach towel over a barbed wire fence that surrounds the tower and climbed over the barrier, the website reported.
  • Jails refuse to hold criminal aliens for federal authorities

    10/17/2014 4:47:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/14 | William La Jeunesse
    William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles
  • USA Inc.: Buy, Hold or Sell?

    10/22/2012 6:50:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Investing Caffeine ^ | 10/22/2012 | Wade Slome, CFA, CFP
    If the U.S. was a company, would you buy, hold, or sell the stock? A voluminous report put out last year by Mary Meeker sought to answer that very question. Since we’re in the thick of the presidential elections, why not review the important financial state of our great nation.For those of you who may not know who she is, Mary Meeker is the well-known partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who is also affectionately known as the “Queen of Internet.” Apparently, beyond her renowned expertise in analyzing and valuing tech companies and start-ups, she also has the knack...
  • Obama ordered operation Fast and Furious in March 2009, now lies about it to Congress (video)

    06/27/2012 6:15:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Press conference from March 2009 where Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary ,Janet Napolitano head of DHS, David Ogden Deputy Attorney General, and Jim Steinberg Deputy secretary of state roll out a new initiative that the "President has directed" which included " fortifying Project Gun Runner" , and "working with the Mexicans to facilitate Gun Tracing which targets illegal weapons and their sources in the United States", This operation officially became known as Fast and Furious. During subsequent testimony to Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder denied any knowledge of this operation, then retracted denial of Fast and Furious 9...
  • GOP takes 4 of 6, holds State Senate in Wisconsin Recalls in Districts 12 & 22 next Tuesday

    08/09/2011 11:00:06 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 51 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | August 10, 2011 | Emma Roller and Craig Gilbert
    Democrats won two state Senate seats in Tuesday's historic recall elections, but failed to capture a third seat that would have given them control of the chamber. By keeping a majority in the Senate, Republicans retained their monopoly on state government because they also hold the Assembly and governor's office. Tuesday's elections narrowed their majority - at least for now - from 19-14 to a razor-thin 17-16. Republicans may be able to gain back some of the losses next week, when two Democrats face recall elections. Democrats had hoped to block the Republican agenda by taking control of the Senate...
  • Lawmakers write letter to Obama on Afghanistan withdrawal (RINOs and Dems urge withdrawal)

    05/10/2011 1:52:30 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    A bipartisan group of eight House members has penned a letter to President Obama urging a speedy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) spearheaded the letter, which is also signed by three other Republicans and three other Democrats: Reps. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), John Tierney (D-Mass.) and John Duncan (R-Tenn.). ..."we urge you to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan that are not crucial to the immediate national security objective of combating al Qaeda."
  • Michelle Obama to Hold Another ‘Listen Only’ Press Briefing

    03/02/2011 2:56:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    cns ^ | 3/2/11 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama will hold another “listen-only” conference call with reporters this afternoon, continuing a pattern of holding events for the media where access is sharply limited. When public figures in Washington, D.C., hold telephone briefings for the press—which are designed to attract press coverage for some item the briefer is seeking to promote--they routinely allow reporters listening to the briefing to ask at least a few questions. The First Lady appears to be establishing a new routine, where she speaks and--from beginning to end--reporters mutely listen.
  • Soros Sites Hold Con Call To Map Strategy for Planned Parenthood Defense

    02/04/2011 4:17:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    big government ^ | 2/4/11 | Dana Loesch
    It was reported that Alternet, Soros’ Media Matters, and other progressives staged a conference call this afternoon where they mapped strategy to defend Planned Parenthood from the choices Planned Parenthood staffers made on tape. Because apparently there still exist people who will fall for the “pimps’n’hookers” investigative strategy post-James O’Keefe. Instead of focusing on the fact that there is an organization who turned a blind eye to child sex-trafficking, an organization that receives forced federal funding, the group of senior fellows ostensibly chose the route which affords zero defense of women, born or unborn, thereby saving them from compromising their...
  • Obama to hold press conference next Friday

    09/02/2010 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/10 | Alister Bull
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on Friday, September 10, the White House said on Thursday. It also said in a statement that he would make two trips next week to talk about the economy, visiting Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday and Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday. Obama has been criticized in some quarters for holding relatively few press conferences, and for taking a limited number of questions when he faces the media. His last extensive question-and-answer session with reporters was at the Toronto Group of 20 summit in June. But he has not held a full-blown, prime...
  • E. J'lem demolitions on hold

    05/14/2010 1:09:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 112+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/14/10 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Public Security Ministry backtracks after US intervenion. Demolition orders for illegally constructed Arab homes in east Jerusalem are highly unlikely to go ahead in the near future, it emerged on Thursday, despite a recent announcement to the contrary by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch. The U-turn came after the US State Department sought clarifications over comments by Aharonovitch, who said on Wednesday that “police have no instructions to refrain from carrying out the demolitions. They will be carried out in the coming days.” The comments threatened to reignite a US-Israeli row over Israeli policy in east Jerusalem. “It’s not our...
  • The Obamacare Inquisition Is on Hold -- for Now

    04/16/2010 9:32:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 392+ views
    human events ^ | 4/16/10 | Micelle Malkin
    The House Democrats' Torquemada got cold feet. Self-styled "chief inquisitor" Henry Waxman announced this week that he's canceling a planned show trial of corporate executives who called public attention to the financial hit they're taking as a result of President Obama's health care mandate. Business owners can breathe a small sigh of relief. But the witch hunt isn't over. You'll recall that Waxman fired off nasty-grams to the heads of Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and AT&T last month, demanding their presence at a congressional auto de fé. Their sin? Publicly reporting the costs and consequences of federal health care taxes on...
  • Obama: Change 'beginning to take hold'

    04/16/2010 9:10:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,245+ views
    upi ^ | 4/16/10 | upi
    MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday told a rally of supporters in Florida "the change you fought for is beginning to take hold." Speaking to a crowd estimated at 1,000 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Obama said the U.S. economy is growing after a period of contraction and banks have repaid the federal government much of the money used to bail them out of a meltdown in 2008. "The change you fought for is beginning to take hold," he said.
  • Sen. Shelby puts hold on all Obama nominees

    02/05/2010 8:22:51 AM PST · by RummyChick · 81 replies · 2,495+ views
    the hill ^ | 2/4 | jordan fabian
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday placed a blanket hold on all of President Barack Obama's nominees before the Senate, according to the office of Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shelby's holds mean that the Senate cannot vote on a nominee unless the hold is broken using a cloture vote that requires 60 senators or if the senator lifts the hold.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the... (IACP) Conference

    10/05/2009 11:20:42 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 912+ views
    US DOJ.gov/ag - Speech ^ | October 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference DENVER, COLO. ~ Monday, October 5, 2009 Remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Chief Laine, for that kind introduction. Chief Whitman, thank you for hosting the IACP in your home city. And IACP Executive Director Dan Rosenblatt, thank you for your strong leadership of this outstanding organization. Officers and Members of the Board of Directors, friends, and colleagues. It is my great pleasure to be able to join you today for the first time as Attorney General....
  • Pentagon: Military cooperation on hold after coup

    07/01/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 706+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/09 | ap
    The Pentagon says it has put cooperation with the Honduran military on hold. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman says the United States has "postponed" joint operations in light of last weekend's military coup against that country's president.
  • How Conservatives Are Destroying the Future of the GOP (Barf Alert)

    02/04/2008 12:35:40 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 127 replies · 106+ views
    BC Politics ^ | February 02, 2008 | Written by SJ Reidhead
    Okay folks. The reason I had to post this "article" is because it explains, what I think, is exactly what we are fighting and why the Republican party is what it is today. I think people like this SJ, sorry, correction, SHEEPLE like this SJ have bought our party down. "A true Republican is going to hold their nose and Vote the Elephant. They may be the way we are right now, a noisy, fighting family, but in the end you Vote the Elephant. Someone who is an ideologue responds like an Ann Coulter, a Rush Limbaugh, or a Kevin...
  • Cartwright: Changes in Iraq Taking ‘Permanent Hold’

    11/25/2007 11:15:48 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, Nov. 25, 2007 – Positive permanent changes in the Iraqi people are beginning to show, said Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright during his visit to the Central Command area of operations Nov. 21 to 24. Cartwright traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq and Djibouti to visit deployed troops and receive updates on operations in the region. He said Iraq has seen the most notable change in operations. “You listen to the commanders and they’re really talking about what’s changing. What they see is opportunity, with caution that at any...
  • Operations in Iraq Breaking Extremists’ Hold

    10/14/2007 8:39:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 137+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2007 – Coalition forces have positively identified a terrorist killed in a recent operation as al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Duha, coalition officials announced today. Coalition and Iraqi forces also discovered arms caches and improvised explosive devices and distributed food to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The enemy continued to launch attacks aimed at civilians and Iraqi security forces. Duha was responsible for attacks in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. The terrorist was involved in a number of criminal activities to include kidnapping, officials said. During the raid Oct. 13, Duha fired a...