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  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

    06/24/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.. The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos. The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety concerns as well as potential harm to wildlife. "Imagine you're a big wall climber in Yosemite working on a four-day climb up El Capitan, and you're hanging off a bulb, ready to make a [difficult] move, and an unmanned aircraft flies up beside you and is hovering a few...
  • Red State Dems To Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: Please Stay Away

    06/23/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 23 Jun 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    Red state Democrats who are fighting to overcome their support of gun control and get re-elected are asking gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly to stay out of their states. This comes after Breibart News' June 4 report that Giffords and Kelly planned to help Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) get re-elected this November. Now Udall, Landrieu, and Hagan are pushing Giffords and Kelly to stay away from their races. According to The Washington Times, the three incumbents are trying to keep gun control from erupting as a major issue in their...
  • Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan

    02/26/2014 7:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 02/26/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, CNN's Piers Morgan announced that "Piers Morgan Live" would be coming to an ignominious end sometime in March. His replacement has not yet been chosen. But his television demise came not a moment too soon for millions of Americans who had tired of his sneering nastiness. The New York Times chose not to see it that way. Instead, the Times insisted, Morgan's problem sprang from his British accent and heritage: "Old hands in the television news business suggest that there are two things a presenter cannot have: an accent or a beard ... Mr. Morgan is clean shaven...
  • YouTube:No Black Women or Asian Women Found or Wanted in Muslim Heaven! ABSOLUTE BARF ALERT

    12/19/2013 2:59:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25, 2009 | MEMRI-TV
    This is by far the most bizarre, repulsive observation, overview of the extent in which the Arab/Muslim culture defies the very concept of what it means to be human. I've taken to make the full transcript of the entire interview available here below as it appears on screen as translated by MEMRI-TV. MEMRI_TV is known to the West for their absolutely accurate transcription of the local Arab language into English. I do make an occasional comment of my own on specific statements that can not otherwise be described. I just want to state for the record that the content of...
  • Gov. Branstad Executive Order Rejects Federal Common Core

    12/04/2013 6:16:50 PM PST · by Kolath · 19 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12-04-2013 | Kevin Hall
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed an executive order on Wednesday rejecting federal intrusion into the state’s education system. The order, Number 83, declares that the state, “not the federal government of any other organization, shall determine the content of Iowa’s state academic standards”. The order also states that school districts may also choose to use additional assessments to measure student progress.
  • Kentucky cross-country runner refuses to race after being assigned number 666

    11/06/2013 6:24:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 5, 2013
    A Kentucky high school student athlete declined to participate in her team’s cross-country race after she was assigned the number 666, saying it would have gone against her religious beliefs. Whitley County High School junior Codie Thacker and her coach tried to get her a different number, but race officials denied the request. Coach Gina Croley knew there might be a problem as soon as she saw the number Thacker had been given. "I saw it and I was like, 'whoa,'" she said. "I don't think she will wear that number." The number 666 is often associated with the biblical...
  • Obama Bans Photographers From White House

    11/03/2013 6:35:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | november 2, 2013 | Martin Defrancesco
    Rather than allow journalists to cover events as they happen at the White House, President Obama issues “propaganda” photos of himself to be used in all media stories, instead. And the Associated Press is not happy about it. According to American Overlook, Santiago Lyon, AP director of photography, said that no one has real access to President Obama. The only time photojournalists are allowed inside to cover an event is when “foreign dignitaries” are visiting Washington. Since he first took office in 2009, President Obama has been anything but open in regards to photographers taking his picture. Since then, the...
  • Ordain Women Group Turned Away At Conference [Mormon church turns women away from meeting]

    10/08/2013 6:04:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Kathy Farnsworth
    (Salt Lake City, UT) — A group of activist women seeking access to the Priesthood Session at the 183rd Semiannual General Conference were turned away. The 200 women are part of a group called Ordain Women, which is lobbying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to allow for the ordination of women. A BYU graduated founded the group last year after returning from a mission to Barcelona.
  • College Republicans Denied Admittance To Obama Speech

    07/26/2013 4:25:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    National Review.com ^ | July 26, 2013l | Nathan Harden
    President Obama was bound to receive a warm response from the audience attending his speech at the University of Central Missouri yesterday — because some students who disagreed with him weren’t allowed into the building.
  • Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart join boycott against Florida: report

    07/23/2013 7:44:26 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 134 replies
    Washington post ^ | 7/23/13 | By Jessica Chasmar
    <p>A source close to singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has released a list of some the biggest names in the music industry joining in the boycott against Florida’s “stand your ground” laws.</p>
  • NAACP Rejects Black Conservatives From National Conference

    07/17/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    According to author and Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli and her husband, Tom Borelli, black conservatives have been blacklisted from the NAACP's national conferences for years. When the Borellis, who are employees of the conservative group FreedomWorks, attempted to pay for booth space at this year's 104th National NAACP conference in Florida, they were told there was no room for them despite plenty of exhibit space remaining open. The NAACP website states that the mission of the organization is to, "ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination." The objectives...
  • Sigh: D.C. Council poised to chase off 900 jobs because they don’t like Wal-Mart, so there

    07/09/2013 7:15:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/09/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    A couple lessons, here. First, businesses are not obligated to open in your city or your neighborhood, particularly when you incentivize them to locate elsewhere. Washington, D.C. is particularly susceptible to losing potential jobs (particularly in entry-level and working class retail positions, as opposed to lobbyist slots) to nearby jurisdictions because it doesn’t take much to simply cross the bridge to friendlier climes in, say, Virginia. Second, as Sonny Bunch reminds us of a lesson from Econ 101, hiking the minimum wage kills jobs.Here’s the haps. In Washington, Wal-Mart, the city council, the grocery store unions, and a thousand Wal-Mart...
  • No Smoking Outside Starbucks Shops Starting Saturday

    05/31/2013 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Drango · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/31/13 | Mark Memmott
    Enlarge image i Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says. Mark Memmott/NPR Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says.Mark Memmott/NPR Starbucks is moving its smoking ban outdoors.Starting Saturday, according to signs posted in its more than 7,000 shops across the U.S. and Canada, "the no-smoking policy ... will include outdoor areas.""Smoking will be restricted within 25 feet of the store and within outdoor seating areas," the notices read.AdWeek says that "since smoking bans have swept the nation in the last decade, it's doubtful there will be a...
  • Boston mosque refuses to host funeral for Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/24/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2012 | AP
    At least one Boston mosque attended by the Tsarnaev family has refused to provide funeral services for the killed Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his aunt said on Wednesday. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, didn’t know the name of the mosque, NBC reported. But she said one of Tsarnaev’s uncles had approached the mosque for services and was flatly denied
  • Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class

    04/07/2013 12:41:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Saturday, April 06, 2013 | Jenny Yuen
    TORONTO - When a single dad signed his nine-year-old daughter up for female-only swim lessons, he didn’t realize he — as a man — was going to be banned from watching her practice. Chris (who didn’t want his last name published) was shocked when he had the blinds to the viewing area of the Dennis R. Timbrell Recreation Centre pool in Flemingdon Park shut on him and then was told by staffers it was for “religious reasons.” “I spoke to a staff member and she told me that it’s because of Muslim women, that we’re not allowed to look at...
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wong’s application — and application fee — earlier this month, reports The Advocate. “As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a women’s college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission,” admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Gay Couple Reportedly Asked to Leave Roseville[CA] Galleria For Kissing [Victim Parade Begins!]

    03/05/2013 8:48:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 3/4/13 | Justin Cox
    Two men were reportedly asked to leave the Roseville Galleria on Saturday because they were kissing in the mall, according to Fox 40. 21-year-old Daniel Chesmore and his boyfriend Jose Guzman, 24, recorded audio of the guard who asked them to leave, according to Fox 40. He said, "If you continue tokiss,you will be askedtoleave the mall. Period ... I counted you guys kissing 25 times. I told you before, we contact any couple..." A Galleria representative told the news station that, "Persons that violate the Code of Conduct are asked to leave the property," but Fox 40 reports that...
  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:12:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN's Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes. Video at link.
  • Leavin’ on a jet plane: Obama supporters vow exodus from US if Romney wins

    10/10/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT · by plsjr · 77 replies
    Twitchy - U.S. Politics ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    "Leavin’ on a jet plane: Obama supporters vow exodus from US if Romney wins" Oof. Another election, another litany of threats from American liberals vowing to leave the country if a Republican is elected president:
  • Video: Virginia Bakery Refuses To Serve Biden; Angry Over 'You Didn't Build That'

    08/15/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    The owner of Crumb and Get It in Roanoke says he doesn't agree with the Obama administration's policies.
  • Radford Business Owner Declines Request From Joe Biden's Entourage to Stop in Store (Virginia)

    08/15/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    WDBJ-7 ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Orlando Salinas
    RADFORD, Va.— Would you say no to the Vice President? One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down. This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did. Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months. Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in. "I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said. "Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle

    04/13/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 43 replies
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | updated 4/13/2012 12:18:35 AM ET | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco. Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, shocked Marin County on Tuesday by announcing that it is abandoning the controversial Grady Ranch project, citing bitter opposition from neighbors and delays in the approval process. The company said it would build its new digital media production studio elsewhere and hopes to sell the historic farmland to a developer interested in constructing low-income housing.
  • Noam Chomsky denied entry to Israel

    05/16/2010 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,057+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2010
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli official says academic and polemicist Noam Chomsky, who is a fierce critic of Israel, has been denied entry to the country. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said Chomsky was turned away for "various reasons" but declined to elaborate.
  • Bart (Stupak) gets the boot from MI Right to Life

    03/24/2010 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Kieri · 29 replies · 994+ views
    Soo Today ^ | 03/24/10 | Soo Today Staff
    NEWS RELEASE RIGHT TO LIFE OF MICHIGAN ************************* RLM-PAC rescinds Reppresentative Stupak's endorsement On Wednesday, March 24, the Right to Life of Michigan political action committee notified U.S. Representative Bart Stupak that his endorsement was rescinded. In a letter sent to Representative Stupak, the RLM-PAC qualified how the endorsement criteria was no longer met. Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee Director Larry Galmish said: "The letter noted the endorsement had been based on Representative Stupak's voting record, previous interview and completion of a questionnaire in which Representative Stupak indicated he would oppose any efforts to include federally funded...
  • Finger-in-Chili Woman Banned From Wendy's

    03/12/2010 3:39:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 8 replies · 556+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/12/10 | David Knowles
    March 11) -- Anna Ayala will not be dining at a Wendy's restaurant anytime soon. The woman who gained infamy in 2005 when she planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is out of prison. One of the conditions of her probation is that she never set foot in the fast-food chain again. In her first interview since her release, Ayala admitted to CBS affiliate KPIX-TV that she had cooked the finger in a bowl of chili and later transferred it into a Wendy's container. "I cooked it," she told KPIX. Ayala said that, following a Wendy's...
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Gay Republicans Face Cool Reception at CPAC

    02/19/2010 10:29:21 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 867+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 02/19/2010 | Alison McSherry
    Not only are the members of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, in the political minority, but they are also very much in the Republican minority. Ever since it signed on as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, this 9-month-old organization has provoked controversy. Not far from the GOProud booth, several men on Thursday handed out green leaflets that read “TO KEEP OUR HONOR CLEAN!” The leaflet, created by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, is a four-page argument against gays serving in the military. The pamphlet, in fact, calls for “a moral revolution.”...
  • Brazil mayor bans funk, rap music as Carnival begins

    02/12/2010 7:13:10 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 19 replies · 497+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 2/12/10 | Reuters UK
    (SNIP) Mayor Jose Neto of Sao Lourenco in southeastern Minas Gerais state told Globo television he was banning songs that incite violence and disrespect authority and wanted to protect more traditional Carnival music, such as samba. Anyone caught listening to funk -- a pounding beat often with sexual lyrics popular in Rio de Janeiro's slums -- or rap during the Carnival period would have to turn it off or face arrest and up to six months in prison, he reportedly said. (SNIP)
  • Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry

    01/03/2010 12:47:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 168 replies · 7,983+ views
    Iran denies entry to Sen. Kerry By Bridget Johnson - 01/03/10 01:48 PM ET Iranian legislators on Sunday decided to not allow a visit from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), according to Iranian media. "Members of the Iranian parliament's Foreign Relations Committee (a subcommittee of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission) voiced opposition to the request after studying the issue," Hassan Ebrahimi, head of the committee, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Several Iranian news outlets reported last week that Kerry had submitted an official request to visit Tehran in an emissary role. Kerry spokesman...
  • Mickey Rooney turned away at W.H.

    12/03/2009 7:05:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,475+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/3/09 | Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover
    Would-be reality TV stars can crash the White House. But real stars -- the old-fashioned kind? Forget about it. G2 has learned that entertainment legend Mickey Rooney, who has met every previous president since FDR, tried to crash the White House by showing up without an appointment while he was in town early last month.
  • Report: Patrick Kennedy barred from communion by bishop

    11/22/2009 3:46:19 AM PST · by Andy'smom · 37 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/22//2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. Patrick Kennedy says Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred him from receiving communion because of his support of abortion rights. The Providence Journal reports on its Web site Sunday that Kennedy said in an interview that Tobin issued the order during discussions with the Democratic lawmaker, further escalating a simmering ideological dispute between the two men. Under church rules, Tobin can prevent Kennedy from receiving communion within his diocese, which covers Rhode Island. It’s unclear whether bishops outside Rhode Island will take the same path.
  • Congressman Steve King tries to block Gitmo terrorist transfers to Iowa border

    11/16/2009 4:05:47 PM PST · by bigred08 · 3 replies · 550+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/16/2009 | Kevin Hall
    King is trying to prevent the transfer of Guantanamo Bay terrorists to a prison near the Iowa-Illinois border. He has asked 1st District Congressman Bruce Braley, whose district is closest to the prison, to join his efforts.
  • Dems change locks on Capitol offices; tell Repubs to get lost

    10/21/2009 1:08:50 PM PDT · by pabianice · 147 replies · 4,815+ views
    Fox News Channel | 10/21/09
    Breaking on Fox/Cavuto. No Repubs now have access to any meeting rooms in the Capitol Building. Reid to hold fourth secret meeting on ObamaCare tomorrow. No one besides committee members to be allowed into any meetings. No press coverage. No statements. They are working on a 1,500 + page bill in an attempt to merge different versions. A Dem liar is on Cavuto now saying that the process is indeed open and transparent because the Dems are releasing what information they feel like. Has locking-out the minority party in Congress ever been done before?
  • Christian preacher refused entry to Britain under rules intended to fight extremism (Benny Hinh)

    10/04/2009 2:03:27 PM PDT · by cyst · 25 replies · 1,017+ views
    Telegraph, UK ^ | 10-3-09 | Laura Donnelly
    Thousands who travelled to see Mr Hinn perform at a London rally have been were left disappointed after officials at Stansted airport would not let him in the country. Border Agency officials turned back Mr Hinn, who landed by private jet, because he had failed to bring a valid sponsorship certificate from his church, required under rules introduced last November. The Pentecostal preacher, who was due to perform at a three day rally in a Docklands exhibition centre this weekend, flew on to Paris, and attempted – and failed – to regain entry to Britain via Luton. Thousands of evangelical...
  • Christian preacher refused entry to Britain under rules intended to fight extremism (Benny Hinn)

    <p>Thousands who travelled to see Mr Hinn perform at a London rally have been were left disappointed after officials at Stansted airport would not let him in the country.</p> <p>Border Agency officials turned back Mr Hinn, who landed by private jet, because he had failed to bring a valid sponsorship certificate from his church, required under rules introduced last November.</p>
  • Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally (Patriot Tim Jones rocks!)

    09/13/2009 10:48:11 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 50 replies · 4,578+ views
    (from Michelle Malkin's website)#805248 On September 13th, 2009 at 8:28 pm, atheling said: Found this video of a small kerfuffle with ACORN frauds selling Gadsden flags at the Protest! After they were discovered for who they were, they were chased out of the Mall. I guess we better beware of who we purchase from at future protests, so that we’re not inadvertently filling ACORN’s coffers. --------------------------------------- from TheSpiritOfTruth's YouTube video report: My blog: http://SpiritOfTruth.me This is footage of a small group of ACORN activists getting chewed away from the 9/12 DC rally at the Capitol. Apparently someone in the organization...
  • Cracker Barrel Bans Beating Suspect For Life (Calling Jeff Foxwortthy)

    09/18/2009 1:31:19 PM PDT · by devane617 · 52 replies · 2,043+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | 09/18/2009
    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- No more Cracker Barrel restaurants ever for one Georgia man. The company has banned the man accused of beating a mother at one of its restaurants from all of its locations for life. Investigators in Clayton County said Troy West beat Tasha Hill at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow while yelling racial slurs after he nearly hit her 7-year-old daughter while opening the restaurant's door. Cracker Barrel Bans Suspect From Restaurant For Life The beating is leading some state lawmakers to consider pushing for a Georgia Hate Crime Law. "It's past time, but there again,...
  • Smoke 'em out of parks; New cig-ban plan

    09/16/2009 8:02:53 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 146 replies · 2,336+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2009 | SALLY GOLDENBERG & LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT
    New York City to smokers: Butt out of our parks. Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced yesterday he wants to ban smoking in public parks and city beaches as part of a plan to make New Yorkers healthier. "We don't think children, parents, when they're standing at soccer games, should have to be breathing in smoke from the person next to them," Farley said after unveiling the city's 10-point plan alongside Mayor Bloomberg. "We don't think our children should have to be watching someone smoke." The city could outlaw puffing in parks through legislation passed by the City Council or an...
  • Official: No Ukrainian adoption for Elton John

    09/14/2009 8:25:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 36 replies · 1,421+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 9/14/09 | MARIA DANILOVA
    KIEV, Ukraine – Elton John will not be able to adopt a 14-month-old Ukrainian child because the pop star is too old and isn't traditionally married, Ukraine's minister for family affairs said Monday. The pop signer toured a hospital for HIV-infected children in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as part of a charity project and said that he and his male partner David Furnish wanted to adopt an HIV-infected boy named Lev. But the country's Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko told The Associated Press that adoptive parents must be married and Ukraine does not recognize homosexual unions as marriage.
  • Video of ACORN being ejected from the 9/12 March!

    09/13/2009 10:21:13 AM PDT · by kozanne · 88 replies · 4,648+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/13/09 | Tim Jones
    Link is to a Youtube video a friend of mine made yesterday showing ACORN being ejected from the march. About 9 minutes long. You don't get the full story until near the end, so watch the whole thing.
  • Workers at Boeing's Charleston plant vote out union

    09/10/2009 3:45:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies · 3,487+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | September 10, 2009 | Dominic Gates
    Workers at Boeing's 787 fuselage assembly plant in Charleston, S.C. have decisively voted to get rid of the Machinists union as their bargaining representative with the company. The vote was 199 for decertification of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union against 68 for retaining it. The vote means that Boeing Charleston becomes a non-union plant. It will compete with Boeing Everett, an IAM stronghold, to be the site of a second 787 Dreamliner assembly line. A decision on that site selection is expected by year end. Boeing spokesman Tim Healy said the company is pleased with the outcome. "Boeing...
  • Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!

    09/04/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,470+ views
    Time ^ | Friday, Sep. 04, 2009 | Tim Padgett
    When Barack Obama won Florida last November — the first Democrat to take the Sunshine State since FDR — many saw it as a sign of centrist GOP Governor Charlie Crist's moderating influence. But lately, Florida's disgruntled Republicans aren't looking very moderate. This week, in fact, the peninsula's GOP registered arguably the loudest outcry over the education speech President Obama plans to deliver to U.S. primary and secondary students via webcast and C-Span next Tuesday. In perhaps the most over-the-top performance, state Republican Chairman Jim Greer called it an attempt to use "our children to spread liberal propaganda" and "President...
  • "Barack Obama is everything, but not a Kennedy" [So said JFK's nephew.]

    08/30/2009 3:21:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 1,274+ views
    Die Welt ^ | April 13, 2008 | Dagmar Von Taube
    English translation in first comment. Aber der Demokrat Barack Obama dürfte Ihren Geschmack treffen. Immerhin wird er als der neue Kennedy gefeiert. Ist er es denn wirklich? Kennedy: Barack Obama ist alles - und er ist auch okay, weil er halt Demokrat ist wie ich. Aber er ist kein Kennedy - für mich jedenfalls nicht. Und wenn Sie das sagen ... Kennedy: ... nun ja, wir sind die Kennedys - er nicht. Obama hat seinen eigenen Stil und Background. Er ist sicher ein beeindruckender Mann, der andere durch seine Persönlichkeit und Reden mitreißen kann, so wie mein Onkel die Menschen...
  • United Methodists Say No to Lutheran Gay Clergy

    08/27/2009 9:36:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1,521+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/27/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    Lutheran ministers who are in same-sex relationships will not be allowed to serve as clergy in United Methodist congregations despite the new full communion agreement between the two denominations. Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, made clear on Wednesday that UMC's ban on noncelibate gay clergy still stands. "Our Book of Discipline on that subject did not become null and void when they took that vote," said Palmer, according to the United Methodist News Service. "It still applies to United Methodist clergy." Palmer was referring to the highly publicized vote last week by the chief...
  • Clinton on Mission to Keep Gadhafi Out of the Tent

    08/26/2009 3:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 303+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 8/26/09 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is adding a new task to her international diplomacy to-do list -- booking a hotel room for Moammar Gadhafi ahead of next month's UN General Assembly so the divisive Libyan leader won't pitch a tent in New Jersey as he's threatened. Gadhafi often brings an (air conditioned) Bedouin tent with him along on international visits -- but reports that he intends to set up camp in Englewood, N.J. has prompted howls from residents and lawmakers. New Jersey Democrat Sen Frank Lautenberg wrote to Secretary Clinton this week, requesting that Gadhafi remain in a six block...
  • NJ Mayor: Obama Dems Not Doing Enough to Stop Qaddafi Visit

    08/25/2009 7:50:17 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2009 | Kenneth Vogel
    The mayor of the North Jersey town where Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi might stay next month during a diplomatic visit to nearby New York City blasted federal officials on Tuesday, from members of Congress all the way up to President Barack Obama, for not doing enough to stop the visit.
  • Krauthammer Tells Palin to "Leave the Room"

    08/21/2009 8:34:54 AM PDT · by DB9 · 261 replies · 6,690+ views
    A bizarre article from Charles Krauthammer in today's Washington Post. In the second sentence he trashes Palin: "We might start by asking Sarah Palin to leave the room. I've got nothing against her. She's a remarkable political talent. But there are no "death panels" in the Democratic health-care bills, and to say that there are is to debase the debate." And by the third paragraph he is explaining that Obamacare will basically create a "death panel": "We also have to tell the defenders of the notorious Section 1233 of H.R. 3200 that it is not quite as benign as they...
  • South Carolina: 'No colors allowed' sign causes controversy

    08/21/2009 7:29:34 AM PDT · by upchuck · 112 replies · 3,424+ views
    WCNC-TV ^ | August 20, 2009 | Glenn Counts
    LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- The Knot Hole has been around for years, but a few months ago the owner put up a signs that reads, "Please notice, no colors allowed. Thank you." It got the attention of a NewsChannel 36 viewer, who asked to be identified only as "Jane." "At first looking at it I was offended, and then after that I got kind of angry," said Jane. A few days ago Jane, who is of Asian descent, and some girlfriends headed to the bar for a drink and the sign stopped her in her tracks. "Whether you are white,...