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  • 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 · 111 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...
  • Demonstrators Pray to Break Incarceration Cycle in Jail Demonstration (Afro Reports)

    10/30/2013 5:09:29 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 8 replies
    Afro ^ | 10/29/13 | Blair Adams
    As part of his drive to improve the quality of life in Baltimore, Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple, led what he called a “Breaking Every Chain” demonstration around the Baltimore City Detention Center Oct. 27 before going inside the jail to pray for those incarcerated. For several blocks on a brilliant Sunday afternoon hundreds of people, many of them members of the Empowerment Temple congregation, surrounded the jail, locking arms and praying to deter criminal behavior that results in jail terms and criminal prosecution and to send a message of encouragement to jail inmates. “When the prisoners look...
  • If you are Insane enough to like your Sanity you can keep it. Maybe. [Snark?]

    10/29/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 29, 2013 | Dan Miller
    But why would anyone want to be sane when lunacy is the new normal? Look at the happy, normal, insane people![youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfl55GgHr5E&w=640&h=360] Video linkMost of the world, including the United States, has gone bonkers. An article at The Constitution Club titled America's Threatening Civil Climate Change notes, The sky isn’t falling; it’s worse than that. America’s long and carefully built civil society is falling, deconstructed from within by its own heedless citizens. What does that mean? It means that our streets aren’t safe anymore, any citizen walking or jogging may be randomly attacked from behind or shot dead for no sensible reason. It means we...
  • Rock-solid love: Australian woman marries a bridge in France - and even gets the mayor's blessing

    10/24/2013 4:39:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-5-13 | Sara Malm
    An Australian woman has taken her desire for the ‘strong and silent’-type to a new extreme when she married a bridge. Jodi Rose married Le Pont du Diable Bridge in Céret, southern France after falling head over heels for the ‘sensual’ 14th century stone structure. Ms Rose, or Mrs Le Pont du Diable, has spent the past decade travelling the world recording the vibrations in bridge cables with contact microphones and using them to create experimental music.
  • Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling Won’t Lead to More Debt

    09/19/2013 4:33:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    While reading from the teleprompter in front of the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington DC, President Obama suggested that raising the National Debt Limit would not increase the Nation’s Debt. Well – actually – he didn’t suggest that. . . He simply said it: "Now, this debt ceiling -- I just want to remind people in case you haven't been keeping up -- raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt.” Um. . . Ok. I mean, well, it has increased our debt every other time it’s been raised. . ....
  • Pikes Peak on a Skateboard

    09/12/2013 7:27:31 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Dan Carson
    If you haven’t had a good look at this terrifying sport, it’s time for you to check out this video from the Pike’s Peak Downhill. On Sept. 8, over 50 of the world’s fastest skateboarders met up to compete on a breathtaking course set in Colorado’s most visited mountain summit.
  • City of Venice to ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ terms on official forms

    09/04/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9-4-13 | Hilary White
    The municipal government of the city of Venice, Italy has passed a law banning the terms “mother” and “father on forms parents must fill out to gain a place for their children at publicly funded day care and kindergartens. The “civil rights and anti-discrimination” policy was introduced by city councilor Camilla Seibezzi, who said that such changes to language are a fundamental objective to combat stereotypes. “The [linguistic] construction forms a category of thought, a daily practice,” she said. The newspaper, Corriere del Veneto, reports that the terms will be replaced by “parent 1” and “parent 2”. The change has...
  • President Obama's Surprise Revelation of Sealed Benghazi Indictment

    08/09/2013 6:05:30 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | August 9 | MIKE LEVINE
    President Obama surprised aides when he revealed today the existence of a sealed indictment in the Benghazi, Libya, attack, leaving some wondering if he crossed a legal line. At a press conference at the White House, President Obama was asked whether justice would come to those responsible for the terrorist attack nearly a year ago in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. "[W]e have informed, I think, the public that there's a sealed indictment," the president responded. "It's sealed for a reason. But we are intent on capturing those who carried out this attack, and we're...
  • Cynthia McKinney—A 21st Century Gadfly

    07/24/2013 7:09:33 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/17/13 | Kam Williams
    “Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them… [and] black-skinned individuals shilling for the white status quo. She excoriated government lassitude over Hurricane Katrina… [and] held the only critical Congressional briefing on 9/11… She read truth into the Congressional Record, held town hall and hearings, led protests, showed up while others played along to get along... This is the Cynthia McKinney saga as it stands to date—what she saw, what she learned, and how...
  • Woman marries 600-year-old bridge: 'He's sensual, kind and handsome'

    07/05/2013 3:08:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | July 5, 2013 | Clarissa Place
    A woman has married a 600-year-old bridge in France. Jodie Rose, an Australian artist, visited Le Pont du Diable as part of her 'Singing Bridges' project, recording the vibrations in bridge cables. Explaining that she felt the world move under her feet while standing on the 14th Century structure, Rose wrote on her website: "The Devil's Bridge is everything I could desire in a husband - sturdy, trustworthy, sensual, kind and handsome. "He understands that I love other bridges - and men. Ours is a love that embraces the vagaries of life, as materialised in the swirling currents of the...
  • Anyone ever do (AND COMPLETE) Insanity or P90X?

    05/19/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 30 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5-19-2013 | Hacksaw
    I've almost completed the 1st week of Insanity. I understand that it is designed to be a rough workout, but I have a hard time keeping up with Shaun T. I was wondering if other have completed this and if they were happy with the results. A guy I work with does P90X and repeats it - he's done it 6 times so far. I definitely feel better after a week.
  • .Man arrested for playing with toy gun with kids in NYC park

    05/10/2013 6:27:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    examiner ^ | May 9, 2013 | Howard Portnoy
    “A Queens man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a lifelike weapon and handing it over to his toddler-age son…. Jack Pawlowski was led out of his Queens home in handcuffs Wednesday, with his stunned wife and three young kids looking on. He said nothing as detectives put him into a squad car.
  • 2 Va. Boys Suspended For Using Pencils As Guns

    05/07/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    CBS/Washington D.C. ^ | May 7, 2013
    SUFFOLK, Va. — Two Suffolk second graders have been suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other. Media outlets report the 7-year-old boys were suspended for two days for a violation of the Suffolk school system’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. They were playing with one another in class Friday at Driver Elementary. “When I asked him about it, he said, ‘Well I was being a Marine and the other guy was being a bad guy,’” said Paul Marshall, one of the boys’ fathers. “It’s as simple as that.”
  • Dolphins' stadium bill enters difficult final phase [NFL Team Asking Taxpayers For $$]

    04/27/2013 5:28:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/13 | Craig Davis
    The Miami Dolphins’ quest for public funding for an overhaul of Sun Life Stadium will go down to the wire in the Florida Legislature. After hopes appeared to be fading early Friday, the Senate version of the bill was scheduled for a second reading on Monday. There are five days remaining in the session, and the House version of the bill remains bogged down in committee.
  • Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

    04/25/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    AdminPress ^ | Apr 25, 2013 | UDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty. Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.
  • Scaled-down homeless rights law advances

    04/23/2013 6:58:54 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 23, 2013 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Homeless people in California would have the right to rest in public spaces, including sidewalks, without the threat of arrest, and local governments would have to provide access to bathrooms and showers, under a bill that passed its first major test Tuesday. The bill, called the Homeless Person's Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, could supersede local laws - including in San Francisco - that bar people from sitting or lying on sidewalks unless those localities meet certain requirements. It was introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 party-line vote, with...
  • Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Cranston

    04/23/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Patch ^ | April 23, 2013
    The cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling pressure cookers at retail locations, including the Garden City store in Cranston. If you're in the market for a new pressure cooker to whip up some stew or pulled pork, don't head to the Cranston Williams-Sonoma for the time being. Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with more than 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing. It was first reported that Williams-Sonoma pulled pressure cookers from shelves in stores in Massachusetts, but a call to the...
  • Why does America regulate the trade in raisins?

    04/15/2013 7:27:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | April 14, 2013 | The Economist Explains
    THE Supreme Court has frequently handed down judgments that have shaken America to its core. Now, it has turned its attention to the raisin. A group of farmers has brought a complaint about the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, under which the government confiscates part of the annual national raisin crop. The Court is considering whether the arrangement is constitutional. But why is a country that generally celebrates red-blooded capitalism regulating the raisin trade in the first place?Since the 1940s a government agency called the Raisin Administrative Committee has confiscated a portion of the annual raisin crop: 47% in 2003 and...
  • Mass murders a white-male, not mental-health, issue

    04/02/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 1, 2013 | CHARLOTTE AND HARRIET CHILDRESS
    IMAGINE if African-American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we'd have political debates demanding that African-Americans be "held accountable." But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room. Nearly all the mass shootings in this country in recent years have been committed by white men and boys. Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest that it is unfair if we talk about...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/15/2013 5:42:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 304 replies
    Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Stevens 320 right in the doorway. I gave it 5 shells, and noticing that it had no legs, even placed it in my wheelchair to help it get around. I then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign right in front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on...
  • Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

    03/11/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March11 , 2013 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL
    <p>A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.</p>
  • TEENS HAD THREE-WAY SEX ON CORPSES OF MEN they lured to their house, strangled to death and hog-tied

    03/01/2013 8:46:10 AM PST · by varyouga · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An 18-year-old woman with a necrophilia fetish had three-way sex on the corpses of two men who she and her sexual partners strangled, it was claimed today. Joshua Miner, 24, piled the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrence Rankins, both 22, together and placed a beige sheet across them so he and his longtime girlfriend, Alisa Massaro, could lie together on top of them at Massaro's home in Joliet, Illinois, according to police reports. Adam Landerman, the 19-year-old son of a police sergeant, may have joined Massaro and Miner's sexual romp, as well, the report says. After killing the men,...
  • BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long

    02/27/2013 8:43:35 AM PST · by safetysign · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns. "Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.
  • Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for ... pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles.

    01/19/2013 2:59:28 PM PST · by spodefly · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm another student,' which apparently carries a lesser punishment.
  • Put Prospective Gun Owners Under The Microscope

    12/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. In fact, this should be the number-one requirement of gun ownership: Can someone applying for ownership of a deadly weapon withstand an hour-long debate against someone in favor of gun control without resorting to physical or verbal assault? Is it too much to ask that every person wanting to possess a firearm be subject to a battery of tests -- everything...
  • Now We Know How NBA Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson Managed To Go Broke

    12/10/2012 11:33:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/10/2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    It's been less than a year since we learned former NBA star Allen Iverson was broke, despite a $150 million career. Now we know why. TMZ has obtained court documents from Iverson's ongoing divorce proceedings that clearly show a man drowning in debt. Though he still earns $750,000 per year, Iverson is bleeding an estimated $360,000 each month. About a third of his debt is owed to creditors –– his bank account was seized last year when he couldn't come up with $860,000 he owed to a jeweler –– and another chunk goes to his mortgages. But there are a...
  • For 2016, Bush vs. Clinton

    12/04/2012 2:29:34 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2012
    Jeb Bush in 2016? (CNN) -- For all of our post-2012 election talk about the changing culture, the changing demographics and, perhaps, a changing party, preliminary thoughts out of D.C. about the 2016 election have us headed toward not much change at all: Clinton vs Bush ... again. I am as intrigued by the prospects of these two juggernauts, Jeb and Hillary, locking ideological horns as I am repulsed by the thought of half of my life being dominated by two family names. One, Clinton, has risen from the ashes after the White House. The other name, Bush, is so...
  • GOP ready to forget Romney and embrace Rep. Ryan on Medicare

    12/02/2012 2:09:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/12 | Sam Baker and Elise Viebeck
    GOP ready to forget Romney and embrace Rep. Ryan on MedicareBy Sam Baker and Elise Viebeck - 12/02/12 02:45 PM ET Mitt Romney’s Medicare budget might be fading away just as quickly as Romney himself. During the campaign, candidate Romney repeatedly hammered President Obama for cutting $716 billion from Medicare as part of his signature healthcare law. Romney pledged to repeal those cuts in a break from his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Ryan, the House Budget Committee Chairman, had preserved Obama’s Medicare cuts in two consecutive budget proposals that repealed the rest of the Affordable Care Act. Ryan...
  • Report: Obamas to spend holidays in Hawaii at $4 million cost to taxpayers

    11/30/2012 5:40:43 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2012
    The first family will be vacationing in Hawaii for the Christmas holidays at a cost of at least $4 million to taxpayers, according to a report from the Hawaii Reporter.The Hawaiian paper reports that residents living near the beachfront homes at Kailuana Place, where the President Obama and first family have visited annually since 2008, were notified Monday that there will be restrictions on their movements in place for 20 days, from Dec. 17 through Jan. 6.The Hawaii Reporter calculated the $4 million cost to taxpayers based in part on the price of a round trip flight to the island...
  • Measure N: Voters Approve $13 Wage And Benefits For Long Beach Hotel Workers

    11/19/2012 10:07:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Long Beach Business Journal ^ | November 20, 2012 | Joshua H. Silavent
    Long Beach voters took to the polls on Election Day and overwhelmingly cast their support for a living wage (or minimum wage, depending on choice of terminology) of $13 per hour for workers in the city’s largest hotels. The earliest the law would likely take effect is December 21. “In terms of what message voters sent . . . it affirms that the City of Long Beach was ready to really look at how quality of life issues matter, regardless of what level of employment or which sector you work in,” Councilmember Suja Lowenthal told the Business Journal. As of...
  • Nonunion Ala. (Electric Utility) crews turned away from Sandy recovery

    11/01/2012 10:38:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | 11-1-12 | By Mark Thornhill
    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY - The hurricane-ravaged east coast has been receiving north Alabama help, but crews from Huntsville Utilities learned they'll be doing work in Long Island, New York instead of in New Jersey. Crews from Huntsville, as well as Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity headed up there this week, but Derrick Moore, one of the Decatur workers, said they were told by crews in New Jersey that they can't do any work there since they're not union employees.
  • What drove Luther's Hammer

    10/31/2012 7:54:19 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Rod Rosenbladt
    Luther sensed deeply the stare of Christ the Judge standing over him, demanding of him an impossible level of inner purity. Luther's Upbringing Luther was the second son in a family of eight children. His father and mother were sturdy German Bauern (peasants): coarse, credulous, and devout. Often in the beliefs of these untutored folk, elements of old German paganism blended with the Christian story: woods, winds, and water were peopled by elves, gnomes, fairies, mermen and mermaids, sprites and witches; and witchcraft was taken for granted throughout Europe. Young Luther had ample opportunity to witness the mischief and grief...
  • Proposition 37: Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food

    10/21/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 385 replies
    KABC TV Los Angelos ^ | 10/05/2012 | Robert Holguin
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Proposition 37 is a measure to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food. There are two sides to this contentious issue.
  • Knockout! (Obama Won Debate - Deluded Left Alert)

    10/18/2012 6:00:26 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 18 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/17/2012
    President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney began the three-week sprint to Election Day with a testy debate Oct. 16 over domestic issues raised by voters, including a question from an undecided Black voter who wondered how the president will help him. “Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008. What have you done or accomplished to earn my vote in 2012?” asked Michael Jones in the debate featuring questions from undecided voters at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. “I’m not an optimistic as I was …Most things I need for everyday living are very expensive.” Obama responded by ticking...
  • Bad reviews, shaky mental health not expected to keep judge off bench (chicago)

    10/14/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10-13-12 | LISA DONOVAN
    This month the Chicago Bar Association issued its judicial evaluations for the 50-plus judges running for retention, putting her and seven other judges under the “not recommended” category, as the association did in 2006 when she was up for re-election. ‘Not qualified’ The Chicago Council of Lawyers also recently found her “not qualified” — as the council did six years earlier. snip Court records obtained by the Sun-Times reveal she was examined by a court-appointed psychiatrist who believes she’s “presently mentally fit with medication” but opined she was “legally insane” at the time of the reported skirmish with the sheriff’s...
  • The #1 Most Disturbing Thing About Biden in the Debate (vanity)

    10/12/2012 6:33:39 AM PDT · by workerbee · 53 replies
    10/12/12
    Was anyone really surprised at Biden's behavior last night? I saw exactly what I expected to see. It's pretty much been his M.O. for as long as I can remember: mock, condescend, act bored by the other guy's youth/incompetence/ideas, etc. In other words, just like Putzident Obamugabe wanted, Joe was being Joe. However, for me, the part of the debate that was truly appalling -- even for Biden and his clown act -- was his dismissal of the concern of a nuclear Iran. I honestly could not believe what I was hearing, as he essentially poo-poo'ed Ryan (and by extention,...
  • Obama says Romney was 'severely kidding'

    10/11/2012 4:42:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/11/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    ~~snip~~ “He’s trying to go through an extreme makeover,” Obama said. “After running for a year in which he called himself ‘severely conservative,’ Mitt Romney’s trying to convince you that he was severely kidding.” Obama went on, painting his opponent as a chameleon who began moderating his tone because he was losing the election. “What he was selling was not working. Because people understood his ideas wouldn’t help the middle class. So these days, Mitt Romney is for whatever you’re for. Suddenly he loves the middle class, can’t stop talking enough about it. He loves Medicare. Loves teachers. He even...
  • FBI and CIA Embrace Homosexual Movement

    09/30/2012 3:40:39 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 40 replies
    MassResistance ^ | September 28, 2012 | MassResistance
    The US military and State Department aren't the only branches of the US government to "go gay." Since the Obama Administration took control, the FBI and CIA, the two main federal law enforcement and surveillance organizations, have fully embraced the homosexual and transgender movements, and appear to be poised to crack down on pro-family groups and citizens who are critical. ....the FBI is actively recruiting homosexual and "transgender" employees and agents. The FBI's "careers" website now boasts a page advising potential (and current) job applicants. (pictures and more at link)