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  • Costco Karma: Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Soars to Amazon #1 Shortly After Banishment

    07/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Karma-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!! Shortly after Costco announced that it was removing Dinesh D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine A World Without Her," from its stores, it soared to #1 on Amazon.Com. Meanwhile, Costco has been licking its wounds from all the angry reactions it has received and has raised the white flag of surrender by announcing that it will be restocking that book at its stores. So not only has the Costco attempt to yank D'Souza's book utterly failed but it has also hurt its reputation with its customers as you can see in the many reviews at Amazon which slammed Costco:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Mean words hurt water's feelings

    06/05/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/2014 | Fox News
    First she consciously uncoupled from her husband. Then she said being criticized on social media was just like war. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has somehow trumped both! The Oscar winning actor and mother of two believes bad vibes can bum out water. Yes, we’re talking H2O.
  • Mosque Doubles as Bomb Factory, Until Accident - Taliban Leader Among 5 Dead Rebels in Explosion

    04/20/2014 11:35:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Khamma Oress ^ | Sat Apr 19 2014 | Ghanizada
    Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed in Ghazni mosque explosion A local Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. Local government officials said the militants were killed while they were making an improvised explosive device (IED) to carry out a roadside bomb explosion. Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi said the incident took place on Saturday morning in western party of Ghazni city. Ahmadi further added that the Taliban commander was recognized as Mullah Sadiq who was killed along with four other militants following the explosion. The Taliban...
  • Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma [video]

    03/28/2014 7:22:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 246 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Florida Driver
    This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened. Now bear in mind, that this guy had already passed a truck...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Christie, Others Over Traffic Jams (For Being Late to Work, Panic Attack)

    01/10/2014 4:59:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 10, 2014 | AP and Daily Mail
    Six New Jersey residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie, the state of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and others over traffic jams in September that made them 'late for work.' The suit filed in federal court Thursday appears to be the first civil claim over traffic jams that appear to have been caused as political punishment for the Fort Lee mayor. The plaintiffs want it certified as a class action.
  • Barack Obama: ‘Everybody hates me’

    12/13/2013 9:22:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    Showbiz Spy ^ | December 13, 2013 | Adam
    BARACK Obama is depressed! The President is hardly eating or sleeping, hasn’t talked to First Lady Michelle Obama in weeks and is convinced everyone hates him! “Barack is shattered that his presidency and his life are in free-fall,” says a source. “He can’t believe the American public has turned on him so viciously, mainly because of the Obamacare disaster. No one has been able to help him. “Michelle has tried everything she can to comfort him, but he just snaps, ‘Go away. Leave me alone’. “Barack watches news reports, reads the papers and sees the shocking poll results – and...
  • 'Knockout Game' Punk Targets Woman, Gets Living Crap Beaten Out of Him! (video)

    12/10/2013 12:27:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Left bleeding on the floor of Las Vegas shopping mall: 'You hit a GIRL, dude?' Not going to plan The guy in the white shirt can be heard saying to an accomplice 'let's go'- yet only seconds later his buddy goes 'uh-oh' as the woman in the striped sweater pounds the attacker to smithereens!  Another male -apparently her partner- joins in for a second, but really isn't needed... rather, he has to pull the lady off of the assailant before she killed him... [video] Or -if you don't like going to hip-hop sites- also at Reaganite Republican...
  • Reagan's Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

    10/27/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 155 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former President Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter Patti Davis is asking just what many other people across the United States want to know — why she's losing her insurance. "Could the president please explain why I and others are losing our health ins. plans? Wasn't supposed to happen!" Davis posted on Twitter Friday afternoon.
  • Youth Radio Repairs Storefront And Continues Coverage And Classes

    07/17/2013 7:07:12 PM PDT · by Drango · 4 replies
    Youth Radio ^ | July 16, 2013 | ike
    Last night, amidst protests regarding the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, two of Youth Radio's sidewalk-to-ceiling windows were smashed, along with the windows of a few other local businesses in the heart of downtown Oakland. Youth Radio has a 20-year history of carving out a safe space--and a creative outlet--for young people like Trayvon. All day yesterday, Youth Radio journalists covered the verdict and its repercussions, producing stories for local and national outlets. And our educators were preparing for summer classes, which start today. Moving forward, young people will continue to engage,...
  • Teamsters et al.: Obamacare Will ‘Destroy the Very Health And Wellbeing of Our Members’

    07/16/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 15, 2013 | Avik Roy
    Last Thursday, in remarkably blunt language, the heads of three major labor unions – James Hoffa of the Teamsters, Joseph Hansen of UFCW, and Donald “D.” Taylor of UNITE-HERE — wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid denouncing Obamacare’s impact on employer-sponsored health insurance. Some of the highlights: “The ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” “This vision [of universal health care] has come back to haunt us.” “Our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with...
  • St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog

    07/12/2013 11:00:40 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 7.12.13
    St. Louis cop accidentally shoots partner while aiming at dog 13 hrs ago A St. Louis police officer was accidentally shot Thursday by his partner, who was trying to shoot what they said was an aggressive-looking dog. The two cops were investigating local copper thefts when they were approached by an "aggressive dog showing its teeth." One officer — the one who didn't end up with a bandage on his arm — pulled his gun and fired "three or four shots" at the animal. One bullet ricocheted off a sidewalk, bouncing backward and hitting his partner near his elbow. Neither...
  • RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

    07/07/2013 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | July 7, 2013 9:34 AM PDT | Steven Musil
    Microsoft is pulling the plug on MSN TV, a service formerly known as WebTV, as Apple ramps up its set-top box efforts. The pioneering service, one of the first to offer Internet access via television sets, will shut down September 30, Microsoft revealed in an e-mail to subscribers and an FAQ posted to its Web site. WebTV, which was founded by Web entrepreneur Steve Perlman in 1996, was acquired by Microsoft for $425 million in 1997. …
  • Hollywood braces for Obamacare (Karma alert!)

    06/29/2013 1:45:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-27-2013 | Ashe Schow
    June 27, 2013 Hollywood braces for Obamacare Ashe Schow Hollywood, which helped sell Obamacare by promoting it in TV shows and is now being recruited by the Obama administration to make the unpopular law look "cool" to youths, is bracing itself for the law's implementation."It's a morass of regulations and requirements, and everyone's trying to figure out what their exposure is," Eric Belcher, president and CEO of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, told the Hollywood Reporter. "[Obamacare] is thousands of pages and it wasn't written with this industry in mind."The entertainment industry is already having difficulty determining whether employees can...
  • Massachusetts Democrats To Force Governor to Seek Waiver from Obamacare Provisions

    06/26/2013 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/26/2013 @ 12:36PM
    A very interesting ACA development is taking place in Massachusetts today as the state that “inspired” Obamacare tries to reconcile its current law with the new federal law. Push back in the compliance effort is coming from an unexpected source, the senior Democratic budget writer in the State Senate, Senator Stephen Brewer, presumably with support from the Senate President as well.
  • ‘I am proud to be called a radical Buddhist’: More Burmese embracing anti-Muslim violence

    06/22/2013 10:44:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/13 | Max Fisher
    Members of Burma’s Buddhist majority, including some of its much-respected monks, are increasingly persecuting the country’s long-suffering Muslim minority and adopting an ideology that encourages religious violence. It seems a far way from the Buddhism typically associated with stoic monks and the Lama – who has condemned the violence – and more akin to the sectarian extremism prevalent in troubled corners of the Middle East. The violence has already left nearly 250 Burmese Muslim civilians dead, forced 150,000 from their homes and is getting worse. “You can be full of kindness and love, but you cannot sleep next to a...
  • 47 depressing facts about Fisker’s epic electric car failure

    04/24/2013 1:11:26 PM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday April 24, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “Bankruptcy now appears unavoidable, and a political reckoning is coming” writes the New York Time’s Bill Vlasic today about Fisker Motors, the Obama administration’s pet electric car company that received millions in federal loans. Vlasic described the car company as the “Solyndra of Electric car companies.” As Congress prepares to grill the leaders of Fisker Motors this afternoon, here are 47 depressing facts about Fisker:
  • Thief Shot and Killed With AR-15 After Burglarizing Oregon Home

    03/05/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/4/13 | Jason Howerton
    — But You Won’t Believe How It Happened Police in Polk County, Ore. found a suspected burglar dead inside a stolen truck Sunday morning. They say he burglarized a home twice the night before, stealing several items, including two guns. In a statement, investigators said 19-year-old Genaro Hernandez Mendoza of West Salem, Ore. was heading to his family’s farm when he broke into a home on Independence Highway and stole several items. He then returned to the farm and hid the stolen items behind a barn. Police say he then stole a pickup truck and returned to the same home...
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir. "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • New life for Soros ex’s $50M suit

    01/28/2013 9:50:43 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 26, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge shot down the octogenarian mogul’s attempt to dismiss a blockbuster $50 million lawsuit by his decades-younger ex, actress Adriana Ferreyr. Justice Debra James upheld most of the beauty’s claims against the lefty activist, who allegedly reneged on a promise to give her a $1.9 million apartment and then slapped her around . ... James called Soros’ alleged behavior “atrocious.” He “exhibited violent conduct towards her and hired persons to follow and intimidate her,”
  • Author Joe McGinniss Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis (Gov. Palin's creepy author next door)

    01/24/2013 2:24:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Wrap's Media Alley ^ | January 24, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Joe McGinniss, the author of "Fatal Vision," "Final Vision" and a 2011 Sarah Palin biography, announced that he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer last May. "I was diagnosed in May with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer," he wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. "There is no cure, so sooner or later it's terminal." --snip-- Most recently, McGinniss profiled Sarah Palin in "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," which portrayed the former GOP vice presidential candidate in a less than positive manner. After renting a house neighboring Palin's Alaskan home to carry out his research, he emerged with claims...
  • Tina Fey Hates People Reminding Her of Sarah Palin Impression (Karma & Schadenfreude)

    01/18/2013 6:08:11 PM PST · by Kolath · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2012 | Breitbart News
    Most comedians would kill to create a character which impacted not just his or her own career but the national conversation. Others, like Tina Fey, would rather not be reminded of their creation - assuming said creation is former Gov. Sarah Palin.
  • I Know It's Kinda Mean, But I Totally Laughed Through This Entire Column

    01/09/2013 3:24:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/8/13 | Mockarena
    I haven't gotten my first paycheck of 2013 yet, but because I'm a person who pays some attention to the goings-on in our country, I'm well aware that it will be significantly lower than my last paycheck of 2012. And it's not just the payroll tax thing. My health insurance premiums went up (thanks for nothing, Obamacare!), I've started a contribution to the United Way, and I've upped the amount I'm contributing to my flexible spending account. So yeah - I'm expecting a major plummet in my net take home pay. But the jokers in this column? They were shocked...
  • Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)

    11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 249 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | 11/16/2012 | JUSTIN QUESINBERRY
    Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations. The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall. “They’ve been holding this over our head for a long time and now it’s here,” said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. “They had to do it. “I don’t have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasn’t fair. “They always hold that over our heads, that...
  • Gov. Susana Martinez: Comments like Romney’s set ‘us back as a party’ (Romney thrown under bus)

    11/16/2012 5:24:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Chris Moody
    "We need to embrace them not just at election time. We visit them, and they don't appreciate that. And I don't blame them for not appreciating that. We should not visit them when we need their vote and then walk away," she said. "And then four years go by and we go visit them again. We have to make them part of the solution, and the way you do that is by listening to them. And then making that part of, 'how do we do this together to make our lives all better?' "And then once you've done it," she...
  • More Than A Dozen Fisker Karma Hybrids Caught Fire And Exploded In New Jersey Port After Sandy

    11/01/2012 11:13:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | Nov 01,2012 | Staff
    Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground. Our source tells us they were “first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded.” This wouldn’t be the first time the vehicles, which use a small gasoline engine to charge batteries that provide energy to two electric motors, had an issue with sudden combustion. The vehicle, despite only...
  • 16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The Hurricane

    11/01/2012 2:41:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/31/12 | Alex Davies
    16 Fisker Karmas Caught Fire During The HurricaneAlex Davies | Oct. 31, 2012, 11:07 AM A lot of cars ended up underwater in areas flooded by Hurricane Sandy over the past two days. But for already troubled Fisker, things got worse: Approximately 16 Karmas in Port Newark, New Jersey were submerged, then caught fire. A witness told Jalopnik the extended-range luxury hybrids were "first submerged in a storm surge and then caught fire, exploded."
  • Man steals phone from Ebola patient, gets infected

    08/27/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT · by verum ago · 27 replies
    The Daily Monitor ^ | 26 August 2012 | Francis Mugerwa
    Security and medical officials in Kibaale District have registered a case in which a man allegedly went in an isolation ward at Kagadi Hospital and stole a cellular phone from one of the Ebola patients. The 40-year-old resident of Kyakabugahya LCI in Kagadi Town Council travelled about three kilometers to the hospital to apparently obtain a phone estimated to be valued at Shs60,000 more than two weeks ago. The suspect allegedly broke into the isolation ward on the night of Tuesday August 14, undetected by hospital guards. The patient, who has since succumbed to the deadly hemorrhagic fever, then reported...
  • Fisker recalling Karma sedans to fix fans

    08/18/2012 7:23:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/18/12 | Tom Krisker - ap
    <p>DETROIT (AP) — Electric-car maker Fisker Automotive is recalling about 2,400 Karma sports sedans to fix cooling fans that can catch fire.</p> <p>The recall comes after Fisker and a private fire investigation firm finished probing an Aug. 10 fire in a Karma in Woodside, Calif.</p>
  • WHAT? Andrea Saul Uses Romneycare to Slam Obama 'Cancer' Ad???

    08/09/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 48 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | 08/09/12 | Matt Vespa
    RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted this could be the moment when Mitt Romney lost the election. In an interview of Fox News, Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul decided to invoke Romneycare as a counterpoint to the despicable narrative being pushed by Priorities USA. I’m sure you’ve seen the infamous ‘cancer ad.’ Business Insider reported on August 8th that: …In defending Romney, she [Saul] veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would have been able to get health insurance under Romney’s health-care reform legislation.Here’s what she told Fox anchor Bill...
  • Fisker Insinuates Customer to Blame for Karma Fire

    05/10/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 10, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    Fisker Automotive has implied that the Texas owner of one of its Karma models committed “fraud” or “malicious intent” in blaming the luxury electric vehicle for his garage fire last week, after he had to rescue his wife, mother and child from flames that spread quickly to his house. The company’s claim could be a fatal public relations move, as the chief investigator in Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, Robert Baker, has also blamed the fire on the Karma. Fisker, recipient of $193 million (out of a $529 million total guarantee) loan backed by taxpayers via the Department...
  • Karma Comedian: Obama's 'Undriveable' Electric Car

    03/12/2012 6:02:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2012 | IBD editorials
    Industrial Policy: A leading consumer product testing firm takes one of the administration's dream green cars for a spin and had to call a gasoline-powered flatbed truck to tow the lemon away. At least it can go from zero to $529 million in stimulus dollars in nothing flat. When the testers at Consumer Reports took it for a test drive, not only was the $107,850 dream car unable to complete the evaluation, but also it had to be towed away, a visible metaphor for the Obama administration's green energy failures. In a test conducted last Wednesday by Consumer Reports magazine,...
  • NYC woman dies after getting trapped inside clothing drop box

    03/11/2012 5:42:23 AM PDT · by Jahoohio · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | March 11, 2012 | New York Post
    NEW YORK – A New York City woman who climbed into a clothing drop box suffocated and died inside after the box's metal door closed on her head and trapped her Saturday, police said. Melissa Mazzeo, 51, crawled into the large metal box
  • Many Unanswered Questions Surround Fisker Layoffs

    02/09/2012 4:06:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | February 8, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    This post has been updated below. Among the objections about taxpayer subsidies for the high-profileChevy Volt, manufactured by Government Motors, is that the many grants, loans and tax breaks that lowered the sticker price on the electric hybrid car facilitated its (paltry) sales for the benefit of wealthier individuals who were purchasing it – those with average annual salaries of $170,000 . So can you imagine how happy the affluent customers (like Leonardo DiCaprio) of the heavily subsidized, $102,000 electric Fisker Karma are, to be able to purchase their gimmicky sports sedan at a discount, with a $7,500 tax...
  • Barack Obama unable to register for State Primary as Alabama reviews his eligibility...

    UPDATE: An Alabama Court has announced that it will hear arguments as to whether Barack Hussein Obama II is in fact eligible to appear on the State Presidential Primary Ballot. Several Alabama citizens have filed a lawsuit within the Alabama Circuit Court to "prevent certification of President Barack Obama for 2012 Alabama ballot access pending final hearing based on factual evidentiary hearings."
  • Electric car company that received a $529M federal loan recalls vehicles (catches fire)

    12/30/2011 4:36:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/30/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Electric car company that received a $529M federal loan recalls vehiclesBy Andrew Restuccia - 12/30/11 10:31 AM ET An electric vehicle manufacturer that received a $529 million loan from the Energy Department is recalling 239 vehicles. The Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday that the company, Fisker Automotive, will recall its Karma vehicles made between July 1, 2011, and Nov. 3, 2011, because of a faulty electric battery component that could cause a fire. “Within the high-voltage battery, certain hose clamps may have been positioned incorrectly during assembly. If positioned incorrectly, the batter compartment cover could...
  • Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base

    11/10/2011 4:19:15 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 24 replies · 1+ views
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis. The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease
  • Al Gore wangled $529 million taxpayer loan for electric cars made in Finland

    10/22/2011 2:07:45 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | September 18, 2011 | Doug Book
    A September item from "Coach is Right" blog, just making news in the "legacy media!" Just when you thought crony handouts of taxpayer millions couldn’t get much worse than the White House managed Solyndra debacle, along comes the story of global warming shyster Al Gore and fledgling, plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive, Inc. In 2009, Gore happened to be at an event hosted by the California venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers. Of course, Al happened to be there because he is a PARTNER in the firm. Well low and behold, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker just...
  • Al Gore wangled $529 million taxpayer loan for electric cars made in Finland.

    09/18/2011 9:53:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/2011 | Doug Book
    Just when you thought crony handouts of taxpayer millions couldn’t get much worse than the White House managed Solyndra debacle, along comes the story of global warming shyster Al Gore and fledgling, plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive, Inc. In 2009, Gore happened to be at an event hosted by the California venture capital firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers. Of course, Al happened to be there because he is a PARTNER in the firm. Well low and behold, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker just happened to be there too and pitched Gore on the virtues of his 50 mile-per-battery-charged,...
  • Sarah Palin: American Crony Capitalism brings Jobs to Finland

    10/21/2011 2:33:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Facebook ^ | Friday October 21, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Yesterday, another shoe dropped in the chronicles of the Obama administration’s crony capitalism. A start-up electric car company with ties to Al Gore got a $529 million loan guarantee from Obama’s Department of Energy to build luxury electric cars...in Finland! Leaving aside the fact that to date only two of these $97,000 cars have been sold (one of them to a movie star), we might at least hope that this ridiculous exercise in the government picking winners minus any competitive, transparent process (Al Gore’s venture cap firm) and losers (the taxpayers subsidizing a car no one wants) would produce manufacturing jobs in the...
  • Energy Department Defends Loan to Company Building Electric Cars in Finland

    10/21/2011 10:23:35 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 26 replies
    foxnews.com/ ^ | Oct 21,2011 | FNS
    The Department of Energy is standing by a $529 million loan guarantee to a company building an electric car line in Finland. A department official, in a lengthy response posted on a government blog Thursday night, confirmed that the company Fisker is assembling its Karma electric car at its "overseas facility." The response comes after ABC News reported that the Obama administration gave the green light for the company to move the manufacturing to Finland two years after announcing the loan. The ABC News report noted the political connections enjoyed by Fisker and another company, Tesla Motors, which together received...
  • Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

    10/21/2011 9:44:07 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 10-20-11 | BRIAN ROSS, RONNIE GREENE
    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland. "There...
  • Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland (Obama's Jobs Bill????)

    10/21/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20,2011 | MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS and RONNIE GREENE
    Video With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland....
  • Car Company Gets US Loan, Builds Cars In Finland --$529,000,000

    10/20/2011 8:47:31 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 18 replies
    Abcnews ^ | 10.20.11
    ABC NEWS and iWATCH NEWS Today, 9:47 PM EDT With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job has been outsourced to Finland.
  • Car Company Gets U. S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

    Wirh approval from the Obama adminstration $529 million
  • Obama Loans Car Company Half a Billion So They Can Builds Cars in Finland

    10/21/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2011 | Matthew Most, Brian Ross, and Ronnie Greene
    With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. Vice President Joseph Biden heralded the Energy Department's $529 million loan to the start-up electric car company called Fisker as a bright new path to thousands of American manufacturing jobs. But two years after the loan was announced, the job of assembling the flashy electric Fisker Karma sports car has been outsourced to Finland. "There...
  • Cops: Home invasion suspect accidentally killed himself

    10/11/2011 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Fran Jeffries
    A suspect who was killed in a car wreck following a home invasion on Oct. 4, died of a self-inflicted gun shot, not from the accident, according to Clayton County police. Kenneth Kenard Fortson, 21, died when the pickup truck he and three other suspects were traveling in overturned on Roberts Drive across from Riverdale High School. That accident happened after the three men had allegedly forced entry into a home on Fairway Pointe Drive in Riverdale and demanded money and a video game, according to police. "He was found with a weapon in his hand, after the truck crashed,"...
  • Michael Vick exits with broken hand

    09/25/2011 4:31:10 PM PDT · by waus · 149 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-25-11 | waus
    One week after suffering a concussion in a rough-and-tumble loss to the Falcons, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his right hand on what he considered a late hit in Philadelphia's 29-16 loss to the rival New York Giants.
  • Eagles QB Vick breaks hand vs. Giants

    09/25/2011 4:30:46 PM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Sept 25, 2011 | A. J. Perez
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his right hand and was forced out of Sunday's 29-16 loss to the New York Giants.
  • Woman Gropes TSA Agent's Breast at Security Checkpoint

    07/16/2011 3:27:51 AM PDT · by NYTexan · 47 replies
    FOX ^ | Friday, 15 Jul 2011, 9:09 PM EDT | myFOXPhoenix.com Staff
    PHOENIX - We hear a lot of complaints about security screeners groping airline passengers. But now, a Colorado woman is accused of putting her hands on a TSA agent at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Court records show 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae grabbed the left breast of the female agent Thursday at the Terminal 4 checkpoint. Police say she squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. Officers say Mihamae admitted to the crime. There's no word why she touched the agent. Mihamae now faces a felony count of sexual abuse. According to court records, she lives in Longmont,...
  • Government Proposal to Break The Seal of Confession is Without Precedent [Ireland]

    07/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 7/14/11 | David Quinn
    The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Children are all indicating that a proposed new law will require priests to break the seal of confession if someone confesses to them the crime of paedophilia. This would make us the one and only country in the Western world to have such a law. Even Revolutionary France in the days of its worst violence against the Church did not pass a law requiring the breaking of the seal of confession. The justification for the law is that the crime of paedophilia is so heinous that no one who hears...