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  • George Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology, calling it 'worst kind of tabloid'

    07/14/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 7/14/14 | Roy Greenslade
    George Clooney has rejected the Daily Mail's apology for a false story about his fiancee's mother, describing the paper as "the worst kind of tabloid". Two days ago, the actor said the newspaper had published a false and irresponsible story about his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.
  • Obama lets rip on trip out of Washington

    07/10/2014 5:50:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Steve Holland
    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all pretense of political decorum and let all his frustrations with Washington gridlock spill forth. Obama's public speeches on a three-day trip, like the one he delivered at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, covered many of the same talking points he delivers at Democratic fund-raising events. But the tone was significantly sharper. In fact, the slashing rhetoric he used before an adoring crowd in the Texas capital may well have surpassed the typically sober review of the status...
  • Obama Refuses to Visit Border; Claims "Not Interested In Photo Ops"

    07/10/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. "This isn't theater," the President said, before going further and saying "I'm not interested in photo ops." "Not interested in photo ops." Really, President Barack Obama said that. Needless to say, commentators noted the absolute absurdity of that statement - it would be hilarious if the crisis weren't so serious. A hashtag was spawned on Twitter as people noted the obsession that this White House has seemed to have with photo ops: #NotInterestedInPhotoOps...
  • On Air Force One, No Lightening Up on Burgers and Cake

    06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Emmarie Huetteman
    A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip. Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since. “It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from...
  • 'Too big to jail' [Why Obama's DOJ won't REALLY go after Wall Street]

    06/26/2014 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/14/14 | Warren Cole Smith
    .... Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer seemed to hit hard in December 2012 when he announced that global banking giant HSBC would pay the government a fine of $1.9 billion.... In March 2013 Breuer’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder, went before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why HSBC wasn’t indicted for these crimes. He said some banks may be too large to prosecute without wrecking the economy. Holder’s “too big to jail” comments caused an immediate uproar. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said “big bankers know that if they commit financial...
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Hypocrisy? It’s More than You Might Think

    06/19/2014 6:31:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://blog.adw.org ^ | June 18, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from Ash Wednesday’s Mass, Jesus gives an extended teaching on the problem of hypocrisy. You can read it here: Matthew 6 – On Hypocrisy. In the modern age we have tended to reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, a person who is two-faced, inconsistent, or phony. Jesus’ teaching on hypocrisy does not exclude this definition, but it is far richer.
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Hypocrisy? It’s More than You Might Think

    06/19/2014 2:44:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/18/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from Ash Wednesday’s Mass, Jesus gives an extended teaching on the problem of hypocrisy. You can read it here: Matthew 6 – On Hypocrisy. In the modern age we have tended to reduce the idea of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is that a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another, a person who is two-faced, inconsistent, or phony. Jesus’ teaching on hypocrisy does not exclude this definition, but it is far richer.The biblical understanding used by Jesus is rooted in the original meaning of the Greek word ?p????ta? (hypokritai), which means “stage...
  • Michael Moore, Wife Tangle Over Divorce Dollars

    06/05/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Callahan · 86 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/5/2014 | Anon.
    UNE 5--With his divorce trial looming, Michael Moore is battling his wife over the valuation of the couple’s assets, while branding her a spendthrift who “unilaterally wasted a large percentage of the marital funds” building a lakefront mansion that has prompted mocking news stories about the activist filmmaker’s wealth. Moore and Kathleen Glynn are scheduled for trial next month in a Michigan courtroom not far from the sprawling Torch Lake residence that the Hollywood power contends became a money pit that cost five times what his wife claimed she would spend on the home.
  • ‘NAILS them AGAIN’! James O’Keefe exposes Susan Sarandon’s enviro-hypocrisy [video]

    06/05/2014 8:44:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/5/14
    Late last month, conservative filmmaker and activist James O’Keefe premiered an undercover video exposing celebs Mariel Hemingway and Ed Begley Jr. as enviro-hypocrites willing to work with a Middle Eastern oil tycoon to fund an anti-fracking film. O’Keefe promised there were even bigger Hollywood names still to come.....
  • Robertson v. Bergdahl: Liberals and Two Bearded Guys

    06/04/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/4/14 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The Bergdahl affair is proving to be very enlightening. Take for instance the liberal hypocrisy concerning two guys with beards, both of whom have religious affiliations with credos that have strong opinions concerning homosexuality. One of the two bearded fellows is Bob Bergdahl, father of recently-released POW Bowe Bergdahl. Besides his whiskers, Bob seems to proudly exhibit a strong affinity for Islam, a religion that tolerates the mistreatment of women, children, and homosexuals, and has a violent faction that has killed thousands of innocent Americans. Bob is currently one of the two top recipients of the left’s politically-correct attention, protection,...
  • Explaining Sharia Law part five: “Nikah mutah” Sharia’s phony “ten minute marriages” to hookers

    06/02/2014 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sharia law is nothing if not hypocritical. It forbids what is good (rights for women) and sanctions what is evil-–savagery toward women. Sharia wraps woman in cloth bags to “protect their virtue” but treats women like farm animals. In the perpetual frat boy’s dream which is adherence to Sharia, women have no rights; they are not esteemed or celebrated in anyway but rather taken advantage of constantly. Male Sharia adherents see women only as specialized animals good for relieving their sexual demands. Female Sharia adherents are not allowed to have an opinion let alone express one. One of the more...
  • Snoop Dogg Leads Revived Campaign Against Guns

    05/30/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/14 | Jim Carlton
    In many of his years as a rapper, Snoop Dogg seemed to embrace guns: he was arrested multiple times for gun possession and lyrics from his songs included references such as “So Snoopy he went straight to the trunk of his car (And what he get?), he got his gun and they start running hard.” But these days, the 42-year-old star, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. and also goes by Snoop Lion, is pushing a decidedly anti-gun message. On Thursday night, he appeared at a benefit here with fellow rapper MC Hammer, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana...
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Ravens' Ray Rice apologizes for actions in March

    05/24/2014 6:29:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    His voice cracking with emotion, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice acknowledged Friday that he “failed miserably” and apologized for the actions that led to his arrest on assault charges. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, in which he allegedly struck fiancee Janay Palmer. The couple married in late February, and both went to the stage at the team training complex for their first public comment since the arrest. “I failed miserably, but I wouldn’t call myself a failure because I’m working my way back up,” Rice said. Rice was accepted Tues­day into a diversion...
  • Eric Holder Was Right

    05/23/2014 4:38:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    national review ^ | 5/23/14 | Charles C W Cooke
    Yes, certain subjects are off limits. Just ask Mark Cuban. Eric Holder famously suggested that, on the question of race at least, America represents a “nation of cowards.” After watching the crucifixion of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban over the past couple of days, it’s nigh on impossible not to think that he’s right. In an interview arranged by the business magazine Inc., Cuban went out on a limb. Answering a question about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, he started by reiterating his view that not only is cultural censorship a force for ill, but that it is impossible...
  • CNN staffer was fired for track suits Piers Morgan ‘loved’: suit

    05/22/2014 5:08:52 PM PDT · by windcliff · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-22-14 | Selim Algar
    Apparently, sombreros aren’t considered business casual at CNN. A gay ex-CNN staffer from Queens claims he was discriminated against and eventually fired for wearing extravagant ensembles that included mariachi suits, yellow track suits and cowboy hats to work. In a $65 million Brooklyn federal lawsuit filed Thursday, former CNN studio technician William Kane claims that a supervisor, John Silva, hated his taste in clothes and recommended that he transfer to the makeup or entertainment units. Kane asserts that several on-air personalities — including Anderson Cooper and former talk show host Piers Morgan — objected to Silva’s treatment of Kane and...
  • James O’Keefe Punks Hollywood Greens

    05/22/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5/21/2014 | John Hinderaker
    But the content is eye-opening. O’Keefe’s crew pose as a Middle Eastern potentate named “Muhammad” and his American ad executive. They approach the Tickells with an offer of $9 million to finance an anti-fracking film. “Muhammad’s” motives are clearly expressed: he wants to keep the U.S. dependent on Middle Eastern oil, and to that end he wants to stamp out fracking. The Tickells have no problem with this at all. They discuss the need to keep the film’s source of funding secret, and talk about how they can create a false impression as to who paid for it. You hear...
  • Black NBA Owner Holds “Blacks Only Parties, No Whites Allowed” – NBA Silent!

    05/19/2014 12:31:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    PCMD Gazette Blog ^ | May 17, 2014
    In the wake of this week’s NBA proposed lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine for Donald Sterling, a longtime reader reminded me that I’d written about another NBA owner, a Black man, who held a party in which Whites were refused entry and turned away. And, yet, the NBA did nothing. As Americas Feedom Fighters already pointed out, Black racism and bigotry against Whites, Jews, Mormons, and gays is tolerated by the NBA. But a private racist conversation by a White owner is not. And here is an instance of a Black then-NBA owner whose public, deliberate racism was tolerated...
  • Will Hillary Clinton Condemn her Million Dollar Donor Who is Out to Stone Gays?

    Hillary Clinton has been praised for, eventually, tweeting a condemnation of Boko Haram’s kidnappings, but she hasn’t had anything to say about the Sultan of Brunei’s plans to stone gay men to death. And that’s not too surprising. Hillary, like Obama, has been to Brunei and set up relationships with the Islamic tyranny. Bill Clinton and Chelsea visited Brunei last year. The Beverly Hills hotel being boycotted by Hollywood over its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei hired a Clinton aide as a crisis manager. The Clinton Foundation, which has played a key role in helping position Hillary for her...
  • Wisconsin Democrat’s Bike Business Hasn’t Paid State Income Taxes For Three Decades

    05/09/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Many 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The family bicycle business of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has not paid state income taxes for more than three decades. Burke’s father co-founded Trek Bicycle in 1976, out of a “red pole barn” in Waterloo, Wis. The company grew to become the largest bike manufacturer in the United States, and has been pivotal to Mary Burke’s case in her effort to oust Gov. Scott Walker (R.).Burke mentions her role at Trek in nearly every campaign appearance. As head of Strategic Planning for Trek, Burke focused “every single day on improving the company’s bottom line,” according to her campaign...
  • The Cool Kids don’t actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (I’m learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • When Black player scores game winner against their team, liberal Dems in Boston go wild with N word

    05/06/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When P.K. Subban, a Black man scored the winning goal in the second overtime period of Thursday night’s National Hockey League playoff game thereby beating Boston’s Bruins and giving the victory to the Montreal Canadians, twitter exploded. It was filled with res gestae spontaneous comments from New England liberals about what they actually feel about Black people. The free flow of the “N” word tells what the people who vote for a murderer and fake Indian truly think when they can speak “anonymously” and don’t have to fake their responses. Here is a sample of these disgusting comments. – That...
  • Liberals: Exempt from Scrutiny - as long as you say the right things

    05/06/2014 2:00:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    It doesn’t matter if you belong to the 0.1 percent as long as you say the right things. The qualifications of a Tommy “Dude” Vietor or Ben Rhodes that placed them in the Situation Room during Obama-administration crises were not years of distinguished public service, military service, prior elected office, a string of impressive publications, an academic career, previous diplomatic postings, or any of the usual criteria that have placed others at the nerve center of America in times of crisis. Their trajectory was based on yeoman partisan PR work, and largely on being young, hip, and well connected politically....
  • America: Shut Yo' Mouth!

    05/02/2014 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    I hadn’t intended on commenting on the Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers story in any meaningful way…until the NBA issued a life long ban on the tragically unenlightened Mr. Sterling, with the intent of forcing him to sell his franchise. This is extremely dangerous in an Orwellian sense. I’ll be brief. The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated: “The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage.” What the adulterous Sterling said in confidence to his equally adulterous paramour is indeed offensive to me...
  • Hank Aaron said Republicans were Klansmen...why wasn't he fired

    04/30/2014 4:52:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. ...“Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports. Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
  • Our immunity to hypocrisy and addiction to outrage

    04/30/2014 8:54:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 4/30/2014 | Steve Berman
    Maybe if someone taped Gore laughing a hysterically sinister laugh while stoking a dirty coal-fired oven belching black smoke while telling Colin Powell he can get another rack of ribs for the fire, it might be a high enough dose of hypocrisy for us to feel it. As a nation, we’re quickly losing any sensitivity to hypocrisy. That’s dangerous. You might say it’s cynicism, but it’s not. It’s a moral numbness that’s overcoming our ability to express outrage where it is proper, and replacing it instead with an ever growing craving for more and more outrageous examples of personal wickedness.
  • Woman Says Letter Warned Magic Johnson Told He Had Aids Virus Two Months Before Doctor Knew

    04/29/2014 6:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 1992 | Frank Deford
    Last year, Magic Johnson found out that he had the virus that causes AIDS in his body... ...hounded by a new wave of rumors that he must be bisexual, fearing the rejection of NBA players and aware that a $2 million lawsuit from a onetime lover that accuses him of giving her HIV was sure to burst public, Johnson last week rescinded his decision to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.... Of all the turmoil that drove Johnson back out of basketball, it is the grievous lawsuit in Michigan filed by a woman called only Jane Doe that threatens most...
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • The right ideological credentials mean never having to say you’re sorry.

    04/28/2014 12:59:43 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 3 replies
    http://victorhanson.com ^ | 4/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    As usual, Mr. Hanson recaps the insanity beautifully.....
  • Of two Democrat donors, a bigot will be destroyed while a convicted fugitive is protected

    04/28/2014 10:05:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    To the casual observer it appears that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be destroyed by the media because he is a bigot a racist and a despicable person. He is of course all of these things, but that’s not why he will be destroyed by the media. Consider the contrast between him and George Soros. Soros has been convicted of a serious crime he committed in France and cannot set foot in Europe without facing extradition to Paris for immediate imprisonment. Up to now the media has covered for both of these men primarily because they are Democrat...
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...
  • The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

    04/23/2014 7:03:31 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 4 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 4/20/2014 | John Hinderacker
    Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder...
  • Carbon Footprint Calculator: Obama's Earth Day Trip Spews 15 TONS of Carbon

    04/22/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Calculation for a round trip, 1st Class flight from Washington DC to Tokyo via Seattle reveals a carbon footprint of roughly 15.09 tons.
  • When you know liberals don't actually care about the gender pay gap...

    04/21/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is great (and true), and it illustrates the ignorant economics of the left. If it was as simple as liberals purport it to be then could've made the pay gap in his own house $0.00 and he could've done it yesterday....
  • "Confidential" [Paul Krugman email; $25K per month for "Income Inequality" study]

    04/21/2014 6:41:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Document Cloud ^ | 2/12/14 | Paul Krugman, Chase Robinson
    ....Compensation $225k (for a nine month salary) + a generous array of benefits, research assistance, moving expenses, start-up support and the like...
  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • All 29 defendants in massive corruption case appear in court (RAT Yee & shoulder-fired missiles)

    04/18/2014 3:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 4/17/14 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A story that sounds like a movie script is slowly grinding its way to trial. All of the 29 defendants in the massive corruption case involving suspended State Senator Leland Yee and reputed gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow appeared in federal court Thursday. With so many defendants, lawyers, and documents, the judge is trying to set up a system to manage what could be an unwieldy trial. What makes it even harder is that not everyone's on the same page. The frustration is beginning to show. There are 29 defendants, even more lawyers, a 137 page...
  • De Blasio Releases Tax Returns; Paid Effective 8.3% Rate

    04/16/2014 9:41:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/16/2014 09:46 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is the first New York City mayor to release his tax returns in 12 years, according to the WSJ. de Blasio earned $165,000 as public advocate last year and brought in an additional $52,000 in rent on a second home he owns in Park Slope, according to his 2013 tax returns. Mr. de Blasio’s effective tax rate was 8.3%. As WSJ reports, Mr. de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who served as mayor from 2002 through 2013, released highly redacted copies of his return that gave scant information about his net worth. In 2001, during...
  • Holder blasts racial profiling, shares own experiences

    04/09/2014 6:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 9, 1994 | Morgan Whitaker
    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against racial profiling Wednesday, arguing the practice undermines the relationship between communities and law enforcement officials. He also reflected on his own experiences with profiling in years past. The attorney general told an audiance at the annual National Action Network convention in New York that his father gave him advice as a boy on how to interact with police if he ever felt he had been stopped unfairly. “I thought of my father’s words years later, when – as a college student – I was pulled over twice on the New Jersey turnpike and...
  • WH Demands 'Equal Pay for Women,' Pays Own Female Employees Less Than Men

    04/08/2014 9:57:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Carney's points make sense, but don't those exact same arguments apply to the big, bad corporations Democrats are targeting? Of course they do. But that's not the point. As we discussed yesterday, Democrats are hoping to replicate their successful 2012 playbook by shifting voters' focus onto ancillary issues, and away from the political fundamentals. This week they're trotting out equal pay for women in an effort to underscore their "Republican war on women" meme. President Obama is signing two executive orders related to the issue today, while the Senate will debate the Paycheck Fairness Act: Obama's latest foray into the...
  • Obama looks to close wage gap while paying female staffers less than men

    04/07/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/06/2014 | Caroline May
    Despite advocates’ cheers about paycheck equity, the Obama White House has paid women less than men for years.
  • Is “cooperation in evil” a sin if it grows out of voting for a Democrat?

    03/30/2014 8:52:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A recent visit to a Catholic church in another state brought a reminder that somewhere around 40% of Catholics who regularly attend mass are devoted Democrat voters. The car in the next space had a bumper sticker supporting a self-described Catholic Democrat well known for supporting partial birth abortions. The overt act of placing a sign on one’s car begs a few questions. Is it reasonable that in this era of effective mass communication a potential voter could fail to know what a politician’s positions are? Could a Catholic voter be engaged enough to want to place a sign on...
  • (Anti-Gun CA Democrat Busted for Arms Trafficking) State Senator Accused of Gun Charges

    03/26/2014 7:33:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | March 26, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS, SUDHIN THANAWALA
    State senator accused of gun charges SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI criminal complaint that names 25 other defendants, including Raymond Chow, a onetime gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown known as "Shrimp Boy," and Keith Jackson, Yee's campaign aide. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. Yee...
  • Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine [Networks Assume Worship Mode]

    03/20/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/20/14
    The White House says President Barack Obama will make a statement on Ukraine before he departs Thursday for a day of events in Florida. The statement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern time on the South Lawn. The U.S. imposed sanctions earlier this week against several Russian officials for their role in the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Border patrol agents ordered to stand down [Obama defends Ukraine's borders, but not USA's]

    03/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/8/14 | Jeffrey Phelps
    New orders issued by the Obama administration bans engagement and forces agents to run and hide in the face of an attack by illegals crossing the porous southern US border.
  • More Warren Buffett Hypocrisy; Restructures Deal To Avoid $400 Million In Taxes

    03/18/2014 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/18/2014 | Mike Krieger
    Warren Buffett epitomizes everything that is wrong with the global economy, and the U.S. economy specifically. He is the consummate crony capitalist, a brilliant yet conniving oligarch who intentionally plays on the gullibility of the masses to portray himself as one thing, when in reality he is something else entirely.He publicly talks about how rich people need to pay more in taxes, then turns around and pioneers new ways for his company Berkshire Hathaway to avoid hundreds of millions in taxes. He thinks that by going on television stuffing ice cream cones and hamburgers in his mouth and acting all grandfatherly...
  • Nicolas Maduro Appoints Sean Penn 'spokesman' for dialogue with EU [Takes "selfie" w/butcher]

    03/11/2014 5:36:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, met Sunday with U.S. actor Sean Penn, and after taking the almost traditional selfie , asked him to be their spokesman to the U.S. authorities for dialogue and peace . "We spoke of the great interest that we have, I have asked Sean Penn to forward to where it can transmit more interest we have, that I have as president of the new ambassador Maximilien Arvelaiz in Washington move toward relationships first dialogue "Maduro said, quoted by the Spanish news agency EFE.
  • Netanyahu Slams International 'Hypocrisy' Over Iran Arms Ship

    03/10/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Israel is displaying the weapons cache from the Iranian shipment to Gaza on Monday, in a bid to show the international community the 'true face' behind the Islamic Republic. The IDF spokesperson's office announced Sunday that the Klos C ship, which docked in Eilat over the weekend, has been unloaded and all the contents examined. The list includes: 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of 90 to 160 km; 181 mortar shells, 122 mm caliber; about 400,000 bullets, 7.62 caliber - which are usually used in Kalashnikov-type assault rifles.
  • Paul Ryan’s ‘Free Lunch’ CPAC Story Never Happened

    03/10/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/7/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Remember yesterday at CPAC when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told that devastating story about a young boy who said he no longer wanted free, government-provided school lunch because that meant he didn’t have “someone who cared for him?” And how that meant Democrats want poor Americans to have “full stomachs and an empty soul?” Well, it turns out none of that was true.... Ryan himself took to Facebook Thursday evening to express his “regret” for “failing to verify the original source of the story.” He then links to a National Review article that quotes the story without indicating it was...