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  • Beaverton teacher faces investigation over Tea Party "infiltration"

    04/14/2010 10:13:27 AM PDT · by rogue yam · 59 replies · 2,782+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 14, 2010 | Jeff Mapes
    Jason Levin, the Portland man who caused a ruckus over his plans to "infiltrate" Tea Party protests in an aim to discredit them, teaches in a Beaverton middle school and now faces an investigation by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Melody Hanson, the commission's director of professional practices, said Wednesday that the agency opened an investigation because "there was enough concern that there was some neglect of duty" on the part of Levin.
  • Democrats' Approval Rating Plummets After Approval of ObamaCare

    04/12/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 19 replies · 1,165+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/12/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Despite the fact that Barack Obama took his campaign road show to the heartland to drum up support for his newly passed ObamaCare bill, the passage of the bill into law by Obama and the Democrats has sent their approval ratings dropping like a lead balloon. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke). Pelosi and the Democrats' 'victory march' through a sea of citizen protesters against the healthcare bill. The Gallup Organization is reporting today that Democrats now have their lowest approval rating in history. In addition, pollster Scott Rasmussen reports that public approval for the repeal of ObamaCare has reached its highest...
  • Change! Iranian Regime Wants Obama Tried By International Tribunal [Hey, works for me...]

    04/12/2010 11:28:59 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/12/10 | Jim Hoft
    Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini wants Obama tried by international tribunal for threatening Iran. A top Iranian regime offiicial blasted Barack Obama today for his threatening comments about a nuclear attack on Iran. Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs, Hojjatoleslam Mir Tajeddini, told reporters that Obama should be tried in an international tribunal. Fars News reported: A senior Iranian official on Monday blasted US President Barack Obama for his recent threat of a nuclear attack against Iran, urging that Obama should be tried in a tribunal for uttering “criminal” statements against Tehran.“Obama has uttered dangerous remarks and sanctioned atomic attack and nuclear bombardment of...
  • Md. driver accused of hitting judge who suspended DWI term in 1998 (New DUI)

    04/10/2010 9:38:29 PM PDT · by tlb · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2010 | Dan Morse
    The tragedy of it all was immediately clear: A suspected drunk driver, at 3 in the afternoon, swings his Chevy Tahoe into oncoming traffic. "He's going to hit us!" Ellen Collier, 81, told her husband, Edwin, 85, who was driving their 2001 Honda Accord. The strange coincidence took longer to sort out: The Honda's driver, retired Montgomery County District judge Edwin Collier, had presided over thousands of drunken-driving cases, including one in 1998 involving the Tahoe's driver. Collier had spared him jail time, even though the man had been arrested on drinking-and-driving charges twice in three months. "It's just a...
  • Zelaya Will Travel to Dominican Republic as "Distinguished Guest"

    01/22/2010 6:53:41 AM PST · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 250+ views
    Honduras Weekly ^ | January 20, 2010
    Deposed president Manuel Zelaya will be allowed to travel to the Dominican Republic under the status of "distinguished guest". During a visit yesterday to that country's capital of Santa Domingo, President-elect Porfirio Lobo announced that soon after he is inaugurated as Honduras' next president, he will provide a letter of safe passage for Mr. Zelaya, his family, and his closest advisers. An agreement facilitating the deal was signed by Mr. Lobo and Dominican president Leonel Fernández. The announcement helps lay to rest speculation about Mr. Zelaya's near-term plans following the change of power in Honduras on January 27. Mr. Zelaya...
  • Air America, the Talk Radio Network, Will Go Off the Air

    01/21/2010 6:46:33 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies · 807+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2010 | Brian Stelter
    Air America, the long-suffering progressive talk radio network, abruptly shut down on Thursday, bowing to what it called a “very difficult economic environment.” The chairman of Air America Media, Charlie Kireker, said in a statement that the company would file under Chapter 7 bankruptcy “to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business...” The closing did not come as a surprise. Air America, which began six years ago and has 100 affiliated stations, cycled through a number of owners and never found its financial footing. It first filed for bankruptcy protection in 2006 but managed to stay on the air....
  • Senator John Kerry out million$

    12/05/2009 12:59:53 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 43 replies · 2,211+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/05/09 | Dave Wedge
    The nation’s richest senator - the Bay State’s own John Forbes Kerry - has been knocked down a few notches after seeing his fortune sliced by one-third by the fiscal meltdown that ripped down Wall Street. Kerry’s personal net worth plunged from an estimated $336 million in 2007 to $208 million in 2008, according to a study by the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. The Boston Democrat’s staggering losses dropped him from first to third among the wealthiest senators, trailing Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) “So does this mean Senator Kerry is now arriving in Nantucket by ferry...
  • Seattle Police Shoot and Kill Suspect in Murder of Four Police Officers

    12/01/2009 4:18:26 AM PST · by SE Mom · 96 replies · 3,428+ views
    SEATTLE — A sheriff's spokesman in Washington state says Seattle police have fatally shot the man suspected of gunning down four police officers.
  • Barack abandons the young: The President's policies hurt the generation that put him in office

    11/30/2009 2:00:41 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies · 979+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/30/09 | James Kirchick
    The 2008 presidential race was widely trumpeted as the "Youth Election," and for good reason. Inspired by Barack Obama's relative youth and his message of "hope" and "change," young Americans flocked to the then-junior senator from Illinois. It is doubtful that he could have become the most powerful man in the world without them. What did the young get for their critical outpouring of support? Though most of his youthful backers would be hesitant to admit it, the President has betrayed them on three issues of great importance to their wallets and sympathies: health care reform, the federal budget and...
  • The Simple Power Of “Now”

    11/15/2009 8:42:54 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 195+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-15-09 | Gerry Ashley
    Sunday morning, for many, is a time of reflection. Some of us do it in a house of worship, others choose to do so off on their own. For me, it’s a private time between me and my creator… I take stock in what’s been happening, where the world is going, and me in particular. What have I contributed that is positive? Negative? Is there something I need to fix around the house? Around my Karma? And do I have the tools to accomplish either task? But every now and then, it’s time to pack up all those things that...
  • Defense lawyer: Fort Hood suspect may be paralyzed

    11/13/2009 6:43:18 AM PST · by cll · 104 replies · 2,993+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 11/13/2009 | Angela K. Brown
    FORT HOOD, Texas — The attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing fellow soldiers at Fort Hood says doctors have told the soldier he may be paralyzed from the waist down. Attorney John Galligan told The Associated Press on Friday that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan told him that he has no feeling in his legs and doctors say the condition may be permanent. Galligan says Hasan also told him he had extreme pain in his hands. Hasan was shot by police officers responding to last week's shootings at Fort Hood. Galligan spoke with him Thursday in the intensive care...
  • Fl. 2010: White House contradicts Crist on stimulus (Obama throws Crist under the bus)

    11/05/2009 6:28:35 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 857+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-11-05 | Aaron Blake
    The White House didn't do its erstwhile stimulus ally Charlie Crist much good on Thursday. Asked about Crist's contention that he never endorsed the stimulus bill, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Crist was behind the package. "I think his words at that event speak for themselves," Gibbs said. "I think he was very supportive of the legislation and supportive of the benefits it would have and has had for the state of Florida." One has to wonder how anxious centrist Republicans will be to get behind Democratic initiatives now that the White House has thrown one of few...
  • The Obama war against Fox News: Risky business?

    10/19/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 30 replies · 1,658+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 19, 2009
    The Obama White House is making no secret of its distaste for Fox News. In a round of Sunday talk show appearances, the administration escalated its war against the network that likes to call itself "fair and balanced" but that happens to feature quite a few conservative voices... But some are wondering if this is smart politics. Given that Fox News boasts a far larger audience than cable competitors CNN and MSNBC, and given that most elections are decided by independents who might occasionally watch FNC, the strategy could backfire. “It's a very risky strategy,” perennial presidential advisor David Gergen...
  • Panic At CBS AS Suits Realize They Are On The Hook For 100s of Millions $ For Letterman The Letch

    10/03/2009 7:53:29 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 180 replies · 7,141+ views
    Friends and fiends at network in NY | MB26
    There is panic at Black Rock Last evening, at an executive-level party attended by some of the Senior Suits from CBS, (and others,) Letterman was the ONLY topic of conversation. There was clearly panic in the air. And old friend/fiend who was there said it was more delicious than the cold Hors’ Dourves and watered down Scotch. There was no concern for the moral implications of Letterman’s actions, of course. The big worry was about the huge cost of litigation from all the victims of Letterman’s slippery zipper. When the news of the trouble was first announced, there was about...
  • DUmmies Sobbings Their Little Hearts Out Over Loss of Racist "Truther" Van Jones (VANITY)

    09/05/2009 11:12:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 110 replies · 4,134+ views
    other places | 09/05/09 | Me
    Enjoy their sweet, sweet pain and lamentations. ... and, for those who prefer to watch KOSsacks suffer and writhe in delicious torment: here. ;)
  • Robbery suspect spray-paints face for disguise, dies

    08/23/2009 10:29:40 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 66 replies · 3,575+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 21 August 2009
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Richland County deputies say a man spray-painted his face in order to disguise himself during a robbery, but died after he had trouble breathing after the robbery. Sheriff Leon Lott says on July 31 at around 7:00pm 23-year-old Michael Gregory Thomas and 24-year-old Thomas James entered the Sprint PCS store on Sparkleberry Lane, pulled out a guns and demanded money. Lott says the two men stole wallets, purses and credit cards from employees as well as money from the store before ordering the employees into a bathroom while both men fled. Lott says Thomas James spray-painted...
  • Obama's Betrayal of the Working-Class Male

    07/20/2009 5:42:18 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 28 replies · 827+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 20, 2009 | Carey Roberts
    It’s no secret that men have been hit hard by the recession. From November 2007 to November 2008, the U.S. economy lost over 2 million jobs — 82% of those losses were male jobs and only 18% female jobs. The reason is because men are concentrated in the sectors devastated by the downturn: manufacturing and construction. This employment gap prompted University of Michigan economist Mark Perry to dub the downturn a “man-cession in the lipstick economy.” So in his Inauguration speech, Barack Obama glowingly promised, “We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed...
  • Michigan unemployment tops 15%

    07/17/2009 7:56:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies · 1,831+ views
    CNN Money ^ | July 17, 2009 | By Ben Rooney
    NEW YORK ( -- Michigan became the first state in 25 years to suffer an unemployment rate exceeding 15%, according to a report released Friday by the government. The state's unemployment rate rose to 15.2% in June. It was the highest of any state since March 1984, when West Virginia's unemployment rate exceeded 15%. Friday's report from the U.S. Labor Department also showed that unemployment topped 10% in 14 other states and the District of Columbia. Over the month, jobless rates increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Unemployment rates decreased in 5 states and 7 states had...
  • Susan Roesgen Out at CNN

    07/16/2009 1:31:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies · 2,536+ views
    Breaking: TVNewser has learned CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen's contract will not be renewed and she will be leaving the network. Roesgen, you'll recall, was criticized for her coverage at the tax day tea parties in April, when she said the event she was covering in Chicago was, "anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network Fox." Roesgen took a break for a few weeks after that reporting and returned to the air in May covering the Drew Peterson arrest. Most recently, she covered Michael Jackson's death from Los Angeles. Roesgen joined CNN in 2005.
  • Michigan unemployment Rate Soars to 15.1%

    07/15/2009 12:09:23 PM PDT · by Kieri · 122 replies · 2,440+ views
    WLNS ^ | 07/15/09 | Various
    Michigan's unemployment rate for June of 2009 jumped to 15.2%. That's a 1.1% increase over the prior month. Rates usually climb or fall by a few tenths of a percent. It's rare to see such a substantial increase or decrease. But experts say the struggling economy combined with the ailing auto market means Michigan has been hit harder than other states. We'll have much more on the numbers and what it means for Michigan tonight on 6 News at 5 and 6.