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  • President Barack Obama slams GOP budget in Cleveland

    03/19/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Justin Sink
    President Barack Obama criticized the House Republican budget proposal during a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, mocking their fiscal plans as “a path to prosperity for those who have already prospered.”
  • Voting at 16 in S.F.? Supervisor says the time has come

    03/17/2015 10:39:19 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 58 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Emily Green
    ixteen-year-olds can drive, work, pay taxes and be sentenced to life in prison. Now, some want the right to vote, too. On Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will attempt to make that happen by introducing a measure that would extend the right to vote to 16- and 17-year-olds. Avalos and other supporters say it will encourage civic engagement among youths and instill in them lifelong voting habits at a time when turnout is low.
  • All-women’s Wellesley College to admit transgender students

    03/09/2015 5:59:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    WISHTV.com (Indianapolis) ^ | 03/09/2015 | Associated Press
    WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women’s colleges that accept transgender students.President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees’ chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that “Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman.”
  • "Self Medication" is Ontological Onanism

    03/01/2015 3:09:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    http://www.google.com/search ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Calling substance abuse anything other than what it is--self induced mental illness--is just more of the same excuse making.
  • Our Crazy Laws on the Insanity Defense

    03/01/2015 12:10:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    When a Texas jury rejected an insanity defense and convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the murder of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, it raised a question: If this guy isn't crazy, who is? Routh had a voluminous history of mental illness. After being discharged from the Marines in 2010, doctors hospitalized him because he thought a giant tapeworm was eating him. He had several more stints in psychiatric facilities and regularly took medications for psychosis. A few weeks before the shootings, doctors concluded he was a danger to himself and others. After his final release from a Veterans...
  • Bobbi Kristina Life Support Withdrawn Tomorrow Anniversary of Whitney's Death

    02/10/2015 7:12:56 AM PST · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/10 | tmz
    Bobbi Kristina will be taken off life support tomorrow ... on the 3rd anniversary of Whitney Houston's death ... TMZ has learned. Brown family sources tell us Bobby has finally made the decision, realizing there is no hope for his 21-year-old daughter to recover. A source connected with Houston's family told TMZ on Sunday ... Cissy Houston, Whitney's mom, wanted life support pulled on the anniversary of her daughter's death to "bond mother and daughter for eternity." We have not confirmed this, but the NY Post ran the story this AM. Members of the Brown family are extremely emotional, sobbing...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority approves of Obama job on unemployment

    02/08/2015 10:41:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2015 12:02 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. A slim majority now approves of the way Obama is handling unemployment, according to the poll, conducted before Friday’s release of a surprisingly strong jobs report. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed approve of how Obama is doing his job, compared with 41 percent in December, and 51 percent approve of his handling of unemployment, compared with 44 percent before. Nearly half say the economy...
  • Heart of Darkness: Randy Quaid Goes on Bizarre Rant Against Rupert Murdoch

    02/04/2015 1:06:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    The horror...the horror... As some of you might be aware, actor Randy Quaid seems to have taken a long mental trip up the river into his personal Heart of Darkness. The viral video he has just posted from there is at the same time fascinating, repulsive, scary, profane, and definitely quite disturbing so a warning  about the strong language along with images hard to remove from memory before watching it. An edited cleaned up version of the previous video is below followed by a description of the original video from USA Today:
  • China to ban online impersonation accounts, enforce real-name registration

    02/04/2015 12:51:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2015 | No Attribution
    (Reuters) - China will ban from March 1 internet accounts that impersonate people or organizations, and enforce the requirement that people use real names when registering accounts online, its internet watchdog said on Wednesday.
  • Swamped by an underwater home

    01/31/2015 6:50:08 AM PST · by dynachrome · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-26-15 | Kimbriell Kelly
    When they moved into the house in November 2005, Kofi was earning $82,740 as an IT consultant for a government contractor, and Comfort, then 43, was making $30,000 as an administrative assistant. But in the overheated mortgage market of the time, they said everyone told them that they could buy a $600,000 house. They made a $60,000 down payment and all their mortgage payments for more than 2½ years — through September 2008. But the house was financed with subprime loans, which reset to higher rates after short time periods, creating what are known as “shock payments.” The Boatengs said...
  • Male Couple Told They're 'Insane,' Can't Wed in Baja California, Mexico

    01/18/2015 9:45:09 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    .vice.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | 7:05 pm | Joey Muñoz
    The couple thought that they finally had everything lined up: Their paperwork for a marriage license, their attendance to mandatory counseling, and — just to be safe — an order from Mexico's Supreme Court to honor their request to complete the first same-sex union in the state of Baja California. But on January 11, in their fourth attempt at marriage since June 2013 in Mexicali, Baja's desert capital, Victor Manuel Aguirre and Victor Fernando Urias were met with closed doors and once more couldn't get married. Instead, religious conservatives picketed the municipal registrar offices (along with alleged non-interested parties meant...
  • Al Sharpton Links ‘Appalling’ Lack of Oscar Diversity to Ferguson

    01/15/2015 6:58:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In response to the whitest Oscar nominations in 17 years, Al Sharpton has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in the nominations and calling for a meeting to address the lack of diversity in Hollywood. “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton said in a statement. “With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is...
  • Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed shot dead outside Ohio airport after ‘attempting to stab’ police....

    01/10/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 51 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:52 AM | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed shot dead outside Ohio airport after ‘attempting to stab’ police officer: cops The 41-year-old Columbus-area man was armed with several knives when he used a woman's ID to try and buy a plane ticket Wednesday afternoon, police said. When he returned to his illegally parked car, Abdul-Rasheed lunged at cops with a knife before being shot several times, officials said.
  • New Let’s Move Executive Director is a ‘Food Justice’ Activist

    01/09/2015 9:12:57 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/9/2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama named the new Executive Director of Let’s Move on Thursday, Debra Eschmeyer, a self-described “food justice” activist who believes that all aspects of food production and consumption should be “shared fairly.” Eschmeyer, who grew up on a dairy farm in Ohio and is now an organic vegetable farmer, previously campaigned for “school lunch reform” and has been involved in anti-obesity and school gardening initiatives.
  • The Gods Have Made Them Mad

    12/09/2014 6:31:35 PM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    American thinker ^ | 12/9/14 | Jonathan David Carson
    It used to strike me as impossible for global warming to cause cold weather. Then I realized that I could chill a soft drink in the oven if there were no room left in the refrigerator to bake a cake. Up until then I did not know that the same cause can have opposite effects. In my unenlightened state, it never occurred to me that carbon dioxide could cause both excessive heat and excessive cold, both drought and flood. I should have known. After all, we calm hyperactive children with stimulants and cure addiction to drugs with addicting drugs. When...
  • Same-Self Marriage

    11/28/2014 7:00:20 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 11-28-14 | Timothy George
    It’s only a trickle, not yet a trend, but it is out there, and it has a name: sologamy. Sologamy is the marriage of someone to one’s own self—the his- or herness of it is not relevant, although it seems to be mostly women who are doing it. Apparently Linda Baker was the first person to marry herself back in December 1993. Others have followed suit, including Sara Sharpe, who wrote about her self-marriage in A Dress, A Ring, Promises to Self. And there’s Nadine Schweigert, a thirty-six-year-old-woman from Fargo, North Dakota, who was interviewed by Anderson Cooper after marrying...
  • Protestors torched Michael Brown family's church during Monday night's Ferguson protests

    11/26/2014 9:42:58 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 25, 2014 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    The Missouri church attended by Michael Brown’s father and his family was one of a dozen or so buildings burned to the ground during Monday night’s protests in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. While the majority of the buildings destroyed on Monday were in downtown Ferguson, the Flood Christian Church is located some three miles away from the protests in a remote section of Country Club Hills. Pastor Carlton Lee, who has been a vocal advocate for the Browns since their son was shot in August, has said he believes that white...
  • Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun [Massachusetts]

    11/20/2014 11:38:25 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Shaner
    A Milford parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School. Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun - his finger - and mouthing laser sounds in the school’s cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas' father. “I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character,” said Taylor. “It was non-threatening. He’s just a typical boy with an imagination.” A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking...
  • Obama Touts Energy Taxes To Fight Global Warming

    11/15/2014 8:42:01 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/14/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    “The countries that are most efficient in energy use, not only do they not subsidize energy — in fact, they tax energy use,” Obama said. “So you look like — in a country like Norway, which produces a lot of oil, but gasoline there is still $6 or $7 a gallon, which in liters — who wants to do a liter conversion for me?” “Anyway, it’s very expensive,” Obama added. “And we’ve doubled fuel-efficiency standards on cars,” he continued. “So in a few years, by the middle of the next century, by 2025, you won’t be able to sell a...
  • 'Dear Koch Brothers: We Aren't Going Anywhere' (Dems doubling down)

    11/07/2014 9:18:11 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/14 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI
    Democrats are doubling down on their attacks against the Koch brothers. Prompted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats spent millions of dollars spotlighting Republican ties to the billionaire conservative megadonors Charles and David Koch. But despite Republicans — and some Democrats — publicly decrying the strategy after Tuesday’s GOP wave as an ineffective waste of money, Reid told allies on election night that he planned to continue hammering the brothers, according to an operative close to him. Continue Reading Text Size And big-money liberal groups ranging from the Democrats’ Senate campaign arm and House super PAC to the outfits...
  • Obama to bring non-American Ebola victims to U.S. for treatment

    10/17/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 209 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17 | bedard
    While the bipartisan voice grows to ban Ebola victims from entering the United States, a new report claims that President Obama is considering a plan to bring the world’s Ebola patients to the United States to be treated.
  • Lefty Rock Critic: Killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Result of ‘Hatred’ for Obama

    10/14/2014 6:33:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/13/2014 | Tom Johnson
    I’m not a psychiatrist, I haven’t sat down and interviewed George Zimmerman or the cop who shot Michael Brown, I don’t know what their motives are, I don’t know what kind of people they are, what kind of childhood traumas they have experienced. But I don’t think it’s nuts that in a certain way, when that cop killed Michael Brown, and when George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, they were killing Barack Obama.
  • Police chief: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment [Madison WI]

    09/16/2014 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Wisconsin State journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Nico Savidge
    Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate of whites in the city. Koval called efforts to enforce laws against marijuana an “abject failure,” and said the same about the broader war on drugs. “We’ve done such an abysmal job using marijuana as a centerpiece of drug enforcement,...
  • The Distraction of Obama’s Character

    09/09/2014 5:04:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-8-14 | Andrew Klavan
    Toward the end of the romantic comedy film The American President, Michael Douglas’s President Shepherd tells the assembled press corps, “Being president of this country is entirely about character.” This 1995 movie was made as a way of rescuing the scurrilous character of Bill Clinton from accusations of womanizing. It’s a pleasant and entertaining film but this line of dialogue, like just about everything else in the picture, is untrue. Being president of this country is somewhat about character — everything in life is — but it is also, very much, about ideas. There have been times over this past...
  • Chelsea Manning 'denied gender dysphoria treatment

    08/23/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 Last updated at 15:15 ET | BBC Staff
    The US military has yet to offer Pte First Class Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer has said. Defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved treatment for a condition known as gender dysphoria in July. But lawyer David Coombs says her requests for hormone therapy and other accommodations have been "ignored". The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking secret files to Wikileaks. "This time last year I publicly asked that I be provided with a treatment plan, to bring my body more in line with my gender identity," Pte Manning said...
  • Zo: It Would be Insanity to Nominate Mitt Romney for President Again!

    08/19/2014 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    PJTV ^ | 8/19/14 | Alfonso Rachel
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, expecting different results. Zo says, that if the GOP re-nominates Romney, they should be put in an asylum.
  • Florida Reignites Voter Suppression (Afro Reports)

    06/26/2014 7:08:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | 6/25/14 | Zenitha Prince
    The roots of modern-day voter suppression is buried in Florida, and it grew and blossomed during the 2000 presidential elections. “Florida is the state where awareness of how serious flaws in elections administration could result in voters being disenfranchised developed,” said Marcia Johnson-Blanco, coordinator, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.votersuppression2 The critical role of Florida in deciding the presidential contest between Republican candidate George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, and the narrow margin by which the outcome was decided shined a global-sized spotlight on the state, revealing several election irregularities. Before the elections, state officials...
  • Little Boy Expelled From School For Rolling Up A PIECE OF PAPER, Pointing It Like A Gun

    06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17 2014 | Eric Owens
    Another little boy has gotten in trouble at school for having something that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, eight-year-old Asher Palmer rolled up a piece of paper, called it a gun and pointed it at other kids, reports the New York Post. Officials at the special-needs school in New York City which Palmer attended then expelled him. The school is the Lang School, a ritzy private bastion which specializes in educating students with language difficulties. Annual tuition is $51,500. “Asher is exactly the type of student Lang is supposed to be serving,”...
  • 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’ Read more at

    06/06/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Daily Surge ^ | 6-6-14 | Matthew Schuck
    The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die. Ladies, and Gents, I present to you… 10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To Global Warming: 1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February,...
  • Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders

    06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 258 replies
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon's leadership. Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a series of tweets Wednesday evening in which he speculated that Bergdahl deserted over bad leadership of his platoon and that is why his fellow soldiers were smearing him."Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5)"" What if he grew...
  • Cops To Treat ‘Wilding’ Teens ‘Like NATO Protesters’ To Avoid Trouble

    06/04/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 6-3-14 | Mike Krauser
    “Over the weekend, we had at least five or six examples of large groups of kids coming off the CTA, that we escorted around basically like NATO protesters, which is the tactic that we used last year that was so effective,” McCarthy said. Police formed cordon lines around the groups of teens and followed them around to prevent them from causing trouble.
  • Gun Charges Dropped Against Ex-Alderman Sharon Dixon

    05/28/2014 3:52:10 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 27, 2014 | Rumanna Hussain
    Prosecutors dropped gun charges against former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) Tuesday, but she has agreed to seek treatment in a 90-day inpatient program. Last year, a Cook County judge ruled that Dixon was unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun in the spring of 2013. Dixon, 51, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a firearm without a license for the May 4, 2013 incident. She was remanded to the Illinois Department of Human Services for an evaluation.
  • False Freedom...pt 3

    05/18/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    “While promising them liberty , they themselves are the slaves of corruption, for by what a man is overcome, by that is he brought into bondage” 2 Peter 2“Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles!” Karl Marx“All the world over, so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to be free…”(The Young Rascals)We live in an age of revolution. Everywhere on this planet people have been “breaking off the shackles” in one “liberation movement” after another in the quest for that elusive goal, which is freedom. The American revolution was followed by the...
  • Report: Pentagon Paid $150 Per Gallon for Green Jet Fuel

    05/07/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $150 per gallon for alternative jet fuel made from algae, more than 64 times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels, according to a report released on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in its report that a Pentagon official reported paying “about $150 per gallon for 1,500 gallons of alternative jet fuel derived from algal oil.” GAO’s report examined the financial challenges facing increased purchases and use of alternative jet fuels by federal agencies. “Currently, the price for alternative jet fuels exceeds that of conventional jet fuel,” the report noted. The...
  • Man who shot Ronald Reagan ‘walks free’: John Hinckley Jr allowed day release

    05/04/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 84 replies
    Exprees.co.uk ^ | March 16, 2014
    THE MAN who shot President Ronald Reagan is allowed to spend 17 days on release from a psychiatric hospital each month under a new court ruling, writes Mike Parker in Los Angeles. The freedom given to failed assassin John Hinckley Jr, which includes permission to drive to his mother’s house, has sparked a storm in the US and shocked former First Lady Nancy, 92. Hinckley, now 58, fired a hail of bullets at the late president in March 1981, in Washington, seriously wounding him. Three others were badly hurt including press secretary James Brady, now 73.
  • Welcome to Tumblr! (Vanity)

    05/02/2014 11:27:24 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2014 | JelloApocalypse
    This video explains a lot. We're doomed as a society, I tell you. DOOMED. These people walk among us. They are our future. Gasp! Welcome to Tumblr!
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • Cook County Judge Once Found Insane Wants Back On the Bench

    03/28/2014 1:03:38 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 52 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Stefanie Esposito
    “I’ve had two years to think about this,” Judge Cynthia Brim said Friday downtown before the seven-member Illinois Courts Commission. “I have a different understanding and perspective of my condition.” The commission is considering a complaint filed by the state’s Judicial Inquiry Board. A board attorney argued Friday that Brim remains “mentally unable to perform her duties.” But Brim — who has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type and has been hospitalized multiple times for mental illness since 1993 — said she now knows she must carefully monitor her condition and keep taking medication regularly. “You’re not expecting to...
  • Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as 'true self'

    03/24/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 111 replies
    myfoxdc ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | FOX News
    Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman. The teacher, Gary Sconce, informed the Yosemite School District that he will be back in the classroom April 22 as his "true self," a woman by the name of Karen Adell Scot, KFSN-TV reported Thursday.
  • Florida TV station documents ineligible voters as DoJ sues to prevent state from purging rolls

    03/13/2014 5:20:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 13, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    WBBH TV in Ft. Myers, Florida has performed a public service with its investigative reporting documenting non-US citizens voting regularly in local elections. The segment can be seen below, but Judicial Watch summarizes it: The segment focused on Lee County, which has a population of about 620,000 and Collier County with a population of around 322,000. The reporter spent about two months digging around the voter rolls in the two counties and the discoveries are dumbfounding.In that short time, more than 100 people registered to vote in those two areas were proven to be ineligible by the reporter. A Cape...
  • "N-Word Penalty"Question.What About When White Players Calling Each Other "White Names".?

    02/24/2014 3:07:10 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 54 replies
    And just to add to this laughable proposal to penalize players for using the "N-Word",why not just hire about 20 "N-Word Deaf Interpreters",line them up across the football field to monitor the players racial slurs?Then they can relay the slurs to the ref's and the crowd using sign language.But what about when the "White Players" call each other names like "Whitey","Yo,White Boy" and "Cracker-Head"?,Is this "N-Word Penalty" proposal only for black slurs?,Will White Players receive a 30 yard penalty VS a Black player receiving a 15 yard penalty?
  • Sec Hagel - Live Thread

    02/24/2014 10:24:37 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 24 , 2014 | Chuckie Hagel
    Hagel holds press briefing to discuss defense budget
  • San Jose homeless would get hotel and motel rooms under city plan

    02/22/2014 2:01:54 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/21/14 | Mike Rosenberg
    Facing a growing homeless population, San Jose is ready to try a new strategy to get people off the streets: pay to put some of them up in local hotels and motels, potentially for years. ...housing prices continue to climb and landlords become pickier about renters...100 homeless people roaming San Jose streets have publicly funded vouchers for subsidized housing but cannot find a place that will accept them. "It's just a tough place to live because of how expensive it is," said Leslye Corsiglia, the city's housing director, who called it an opportunity for homeless people "to get themselves settled...
  • US to Start Training Libyan Soldiers at Midyear

    01/11/2014 5:41:44 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | January 10, 2014 (AP) | LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press
    The top U.S. military commander for Africa says the Pentagon is planning to begin training 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan soldiers by midyear to help bolster the nation's security. The U.S. is also looking into providing additional airlift assistance to South Sudan, where violence has killed more than 1,000 people and driven 180,000 from their homes in the last month. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Gen. David Rodriguez, head of U.S. Africa Command, said the U.S. is planning a 24-week training program to help the Libyans, as part of a broader international effort to shore up security in the country...
  • PIV is always rape, ok?

    01/04/2014 3:58:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • NYC Police Shoot Bystanders

    12/14/2013 9:31:51 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Two New York City police officers wounded two pedestrians when they opened fire on an unarmed man who was wandering into traffic. Assistant District Attorney Shannon Lucey defended the discharge of the weapons saying that “the person the officers were trying to apprehend may have been mentally deranged. He could’ve been hit by a car or bus and been seriously injured or killed. They officers felt justified using deadly force to try to stop him.” The deranged man was eventually arrested and will be charged with assaulting the two women that the police shot while pursuing him. As Lucey explained,...
  • Establishment Proposes: “Have the Government Give Every Adult a Basic Income” (Insanity alert)

    11/23/2013 6:27:32 PM PST · by RWB Patriot · 44 replies
    SHTF plan ^ | 11-18-2013 | Mac Slavo
    With government intervention now becoming the only viable solution being touted for everything from individual health care and the economy to our personal safety and how we educate our children, it would only make sense that officials in Washington also figure out a way to use their power of confiscation and redistribution to equalize the income playing field. It’s no secret that 48 million Americans require nutritional assistance just to put food on the table, or that over 100 million of us are living in or at the very edge of poverty, or that nearly one in three of us...
  • How an Obamacare disaster could make stocks ‘go vertical’

    11/15/2013 11:57:08 PM PST · by 867V309 · 11 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Russ Britt
    The caveat, he says, is that if economic growth remains subpar, the likely next Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, is likely to keep monetary policy easy. “If the Yellen-led Fed tries to offset the negative economic consequences of Obamacare with more easy money, watch the stock market go vertical,” he says
  • Health Secretary's Big Announcement

    11/08/2013 5:18:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    After titillating the media for the past few days with hints of a “big announcement,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told an audience in Atlanta that her office was taking a “historic step to aggressively deal with mental health issues under the Affordable Care Act.” Undaunted by a spattering of audible groans from the audience, Sebelius plowed ahead explaining that “studies show that nearly 50% of Americans have serious mental health issues that have gone untreated. People who should be on medication are not currently receiving this benefit. People who should be institutionalized are not receiving this...