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  • This Twitter Account Devoted to Angry Italians Is My Favorite Place Online

    06/13/2018 3:51:38 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 144 replies
    The Cut ^ | JUNE 13, 2018 | by Gabriella Paiella
    I like to joke that my dad is the most Italian man alive, but that would be inaccurate — he’s just a regular amount of Italian. But it wasn’t until later in my life that I realized that my dad wasn’t uniquely a pain in the ass about food, and that most Italians are insanely tightly wound about their cuisine. Last year, I came across a Twitter account that exemplifies that attitude, and it quickly became one of my favorite places online. Italians Mad at Food (@italiancomments) is a treasure trove of, well, Italians mad at food. The creator, who...
  • Why can’t we hate men?

    06/12/2018 5:16:09 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Suzanna Danuta Walters
    It’s not that Eric Schneiderman (the now-former New York attorney general accused of abuse by multiple women) pushed me over the edge. My edge has been crossed for a long time, before President Trump, before Harvey Weinstein, before “mansplaining” and “incels.” Before live-streaming sexual assaults and red pill men’s groups and rape camps as a tool of war and the deadening banality of male prerogative. Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can’t lie, I’ve always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I’ve...
  • Just Met The New Prime Minister Of Italy. A Really Great Guy. The People Got It Right

    06/09/2018 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    POTUS via Twitter ^ | 06/09/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Just met the new Prime Minister of Italy, @GiuseppeConteIT, a really great guy. He will be honored in Washington, at the @WhiteHouse, shortly. He will do a great job - the people of Italy got it righthttps://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1005550889422110721
  • POLLS: Populist Support [58%] Surges in Italy, Nationalist Lega Closes Gap on Five-Star

    06/01/2018 2:25:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Italy’s populist parties would win an outright majority in parliament if new elections were held, according to the latest polls. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and nationalist Lega parties’ first attempt to form a coalition fell apart last week when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their choice of finance minister, Paolo Savona, because of his eurosceptic views — but a populist government appears to be back on the cards now, with the two parties ready to put fresh proposals to the unelected president following polls showing fresh elections could make them even stronger.
  • N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

    05/03/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | Chris Sheldon
    The Kenilworth schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Monday on charges of lewdness and public urination/defecation in Holmdel, according to school officials and public records. thomas-tramaglini.jpgThomas Tramaglini Thomas Tramaglini, who makes $147,504 a year as superintendent, also faces a charge of discarding and dumping of litter, according to the state's municipal court database. He was taken into custody at 5:45 a.m.
  • The Jewish Elbow; The Italian Grandfather; The Irish Blonde

    04/07/2018 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/7/18 | Unknown
    Hat Tip: Howard Fishman 1. The Jewish ELBOW A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. "You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 301. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 3. When you get out, I'm on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell." "Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all...
  • Italy election: hung parliament on the cards as populist parties surge – live!

    03/04/2018 8:39:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04 March 2018 | staff
    The euro has recovered some lost ground and is trading at $1.232 so it’s looking like a bit of score-draw for the single currency so far. It’s a bit of a different picture for the Italian stock market which seems set to fall sharply later today. Futures trading points to a 1.3% drop in the Italy 40 index of leading companies, according to online trader IG. ...Italy’s ruling centre-left Democratic Party has admitted it had suffered a “clear defeat” in a general election after coming in third according to projections. ...More than 50% of Italians voters supported populist parties. ...The...
  • Michael Goodwin: Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI

    01/24/2018 5:07:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared “too big to fail.” Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic Armageddon, the feds propped them up with taxpayer cash. Something similar is happening now at the FBI, with the Washington wagons circling the agency to protect it from charges of corruption. This time, the appropriate tag line is “too big to believe.” Yet each day brings credible reports suggesting there is a massive scandal involving the top ranks of America’s premier law enforcement agency. The reports, which feature talk among agents of a “secret society” and suddenly missing...
  • Thousands of FBI-issued phones had glitch that failed to save texts

    01/24/2018 1:51:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 24, 2018 | by Paula Reid
    Thousands of FBI-issued Samsung 5 phones had technical issues that resulted in a failure to store text messages over a period of a year between June 2016 and May 2017, CBS News' Paula Reid reports, citing a senior Justice Department official. The news comes after the DOJ confirmed it is missing texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the former lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller's team who came under fire for texts critical of President Trump. The DOJ has been unable to retrieve their texts over a five-month period after the election. While the focus is on the data...
  • The not so honorable Dick Durbin

    01/15/2018 9:06:28 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today ( Chuck Schumer tweeted this) about his comrade-in-arms, Dick Durbin: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate. Actually, Durbin is one of the slimiest members of the Senate. And that covers lots of territory.[snip]In addition to making stuff up, Durbin is willing, if not eager, to impugn the integrity of those who deserve better. During the Bush administration, he (he compared) American soldiers to Nazis, Soviets, and Pol Pot.
  • The Cancer Drug Market is the Future Pharma Wants for America

    01/14/2018 9:55:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mytheos Holt
    2018 has barely finished dawning, and already, the pharmaceutical industry once more has egg on its face from outrageous price hikes. This time, the culprit is pharmaceutical startup NextSource, which apparently has taken a 40-year-old cancer drug known as lomustine, and ruthlessly hiked its price from $50/pill in 2013, to $768/pill now. In other words, they’ve raised the price of the drug by over 1400% over the past five years. NextSource’s defense for why this has happened has to be read to be believed. CBS News reports that the company’s CEO, Robert DiCrisci, claims that the company set the price based on the...
  • BBC is hit by complaints that 'all villains are explicitly Jewish' in Sunday night crime hit McMafia

    01/03/2018 12:47:00 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2018 | Thomas Burrows and Clemmie Moodie
    The BBC has been hit by accusations of anti-Semitism by Jewish groups following the airing of its new crime drama McMafia. McMafia explores the world of organised crime and follows the story of Alex Goodman, played by actor James Norton, the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history. But since the first two episodes were aired this week, it has been hit by complaints, with viewers saying it contained 'gratuitous slurs' and 'lazy stereotyping' against the Jewish community.
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...
  • Mario: Nintendo Reveals He's No Longer a Plumber, But Fans Wonder: Has He Embraced the Gig Economy?

    09/05/2017 1:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/5 | Rebeka Powell
    Japanese video game company Nintendo has angered hundreds of fans on social media by revealing its synonymous character Mario is officially no longer a plumber. In a recently updated Mario profile, the company's website said "Mario was once a plumber … but that was a long time ago." "All around sporty, whether it's tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago," the website said. Although the games rarely feature Mario utilising his plumbing skills, the sudden announcement of his...
  • Neverending success? Olive Garden sales boom [Parent buys Cheddar's]

    03/28/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 10:50 am, March 28, 2017 | Staff
    <p>The owner of the Olive Garden is making a cheesy acquisition. And investors love it.</p> <p>Darden Restaurants announced late Monday that it was buying Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a casual dining chain with 165 restaurants in 28 states, for $780 million cash. The company also announced earnings and sales that topped forecasts.</p>
  • 'I AM A WOMAN OF MY WORD' ACTRESS WHO OFFERED TO PERFORM SEX ACT ON EVERYONE WHO VOTED ‘NO’ IN...

    12/05/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by OneVike · 65 replies
    The UK Sun ^ | 12/5/16 | SAM WEBB
    A STUNNING Italian actress who offered to perform a sex act on everyone who voted ‘No’ in the country’s referendum appears to be following through on her promise. Paola Saulino, 27, who lives and works in Los Angeles, promised voters who rejected the change a ‘present’ after the poll. Now she has posted dates for a tour of Italian cities throughout January and told her fans: “I am a woman of my word.” She added: “Those who say NO to the referendum will be waiting in delight for my ‘Pompa Tour’ in January for what I promised to those who...
  • How to Speak Italian in Under 2 Minutes (Philly/New Yawk/Newark,NJ-Style) by Comedian Dom Irrera

    08/23/2016 8:41:33 AM PDT · by HangUpNow · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | The 80s | Dom Irrera
    Comedian Dom Irrera shares a short primer with you (under 2 minutes) on how he learned to speak "Italian" along with certain mannerisms while growing up in South Philly as a child. Includes handy Italian-vowel "greetings" that were a must on the stoops and streets of Philly, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ, etc. Back in the day, these valuable techniques in mastering "Italian" could apply in nearly every city on the east coast. (bit is old, but funny from a Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedian's special on HBO years back)
  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/06/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 52 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    <p>Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were subsequently detained for 15 hours in the Persian Gulf last January.</p>
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    06/22/2016 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 71 replies
    One of my favorite television chefs is Nick Stellino. He has a wonderful, warm presence and engaging presentation - the sort of person who, when you watch him on television, makes you feel as if you've known him forever; and he manages to pack a LOT of information into a very short video without becoming boring or didactic. This recipe is from what I believe was his first book 'Cucina Amore', in which each recipe is accompanied by family memories of his youth in Sicily. I wanted to try the recipe this week and didn't have time; but I will...
  • Teen sobs in his mugshot after arrest for 'drunkenly trying to sexually assault a woman

    06/02/2016 2:59:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    A Wisconsin teenager was photographed crying in his mugshot after being busted for an alleged sexual assault at a party where he drunkenly threatened to cut a woman if she didn't have sex with him while exposing himself. A Plymouth man called the cops accusing Anthony J. Zingale, 19, of trying to sexually assault his wife at a party they were hosting in their home. The woman told officers that she was using the restroom in her home when the teenager walked in holding a knife while exposing himself from the waist down, the Sheboygan Press reported. She said that...