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  • Heartache: Leading candidates to replace Eric Cantor are even more pro-amnesty than Eric Cantor

    09/25/2015 2:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPoltics ^ | Jun. 13, 2014
    The race has come down to preferred establishment candidate, Kevin McCarthy vs. Raul Labrador. (SNIP) On Wednesday, McCarthy assured Chamber of Commerce lobbyists that under his leadership, it would be business as usual… (SNIP) La Raza’s Labrador Retriever pledged to make amnesty the GOP’s #1 priority in 2015… Immigration reform should be “one of the first things” Republicans take up. Before coming to Congress, Labrador ran a website called, with “easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty”…
  • No McCarthy! Who? Meadows? Labrador? Freeper input appreciated

    09/25/2015 1:02:21 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    NA | 9/25/15 | Self
    Great news that Boner is resigning. I hear nonsense that McCarthy is next. That cannot happen. Mark Meadows did a lot to begin this back in August. He set the ball rolling. Does he want to be speaker? If so, we are obliged to support him. I remember Raul Labrador made noises that he would run for Speaker. Is he a good one to support if Meadows does not want the job? This post is to solicit informed input from Freepers who are much more knowledgeable than me. It cannot be McCarthy or we have just hit re-set.
  • Congressional Conservatives Grade GOP-Controlled House: 'C-Plus'

    05/14/2015 6:34:08 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 13, 2015 | RICK KLEIN and ALI DUKAKIS
    ... two leading congressional conservatives -- founding members of the House Freedom Caucus -- say the GOP’s current leadership leaves something to be desired. “It's been average,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told “Power Players.” “I don't think we've done a great job of following the promises that we made. I think we've done some good things, and we've done some not so great things. But what's really lacking is a vision for the future of America.” In the interview, fellow Freedom Caucus chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, agreed with Labrador's grade for the accomplishments of the GOP-controlled House so far:...
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • 'Freedom Caucus' vows to keep GOP promises

    01/29/2015 9:24:16 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 15 replies ^ | 1/29/2015 | Greg Corombos
    Approximately 30 conservative House Republicans are launching a new caucus designed to advance the needs of the people over the special interests and do everything possible to help Republicans keep their campaign promises on immigration, Obamacare and more. The House Freedom Caucus officially launched Monday night. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, is one of the founding members. He said there are multiple reasons why the Freedom Caucus is needed, starting with the need to keep priorities straight in Washington. “We want a freedom agenda, an agenda that represents the people back home,” he said.
  • La Raza operative Raul Labrador votes to reelect John Boehner

    With a lifetime Marxist rating of 72%, Raul Labrador is one of the most anti-American Republicans ever. In the mid-2000’s, Labrador ran a website called which provided “easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty”…
  • Sarah Palin under fire for posting photo of her son standing on the family dog in New Year's message

    01/02/2015 10:11:35 AM PST · by Bratch · 774 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | January 1, 2015 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Sarah Palin has sparked outrage by posting pictures on Facebook of her son standing on her dog.
  • [Alan Colmes]FREAKOUTNATION: Republican Congressman Defends Scalise At White Supremacist Event Becau

    12/31/2014 3:58:51 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | Alan Colmes
    Iowa’s Steve King reasons that since Jesus dined with tax collectors, Steve Scalise was fine keynoting a white supremacist rally. Steve King (R-Iowa) jumped to Scalise’s defense. “Jesus dined with tax collectors and sinners,” he said according to the Washington Post. “I know his heart, I’ve painted houses with him post-Katrina, and I know he is a good man.”
  • Stalemate: How an Immigration Rewrite Died in the 113th Congress (Video)

    12/23/2014 8:30:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | JM Rieger
    The 113th Congress began with an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws seeming likely, if not inevitable.
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans • The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dog’s pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador claims he is ‘close’ to securing votes to become the next Majority Leader

    06/18/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-17-14 | By Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Raul Labrador said Tuesday that he is gaining momentum in his campaign to become the next House Majority leader and “close” to securing the votes he need to win the post. “A lot of people are switching their votes, and they are really excited about having somebody challenge the establishment right now,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said on “Fox and Friends.” “It is important for us to show that we need a new direction in the party.” Asked whether he is nearing the 218 votes needed to win the job, Mr. Labrador said, “We’re close.”
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader

    06/13/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/13/2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • This Tea Party favorite just jumped in the race to replace Eric Cantor

    06/13/2014 1:48:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful House leadership position. Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss on Tuesday shows, “Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.” The leadership election is scheduled for June 19. Labrador made the announcement a half-day after it appeared McCarthy had the job locked up with no opponents. Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! Now, a Labrador aide said, the contest is up in the air. “The...
  • Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader

    06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Vanity | 06/13/2014
    Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Friday he will run for the House majority leader position being vacated by Eric Cantor. The decision sets up a race next week between Labrador, a leading conservative voice, and Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority whip.
  • Carter: We must repeal Obama’s immigration policies

    05/24/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Rep. John Carter
    The humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding along the Southwest border and, in particular, in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, is nothing shy of tragic. In 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that 6,500 unaccompanied children illegally crossed the Southwest border into the United States. In 2014, CBP is estimating that number to rise ten-fold, to at least 66,000 children. Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled, trafficked, exploited and even abused by vast criminal networks to a point in which our federal law enforcement agencies are being overwhelmed. Something must be done and done immediately.
  • Raul Labrador (ID-1) endorses Russ Fulcher for Idaho governor

    05/12/2014 11:15:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/12/2014
    Excited to announce that @Labrador4Idaho has endorsed my candidacy for governor! #idpol
  • Republicans look to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants

    05/09/2014 5:23:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday offered a potential immigration deal to the White House, saying the GOP would agree to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants if President Obama would agree to increase visas for foreigners who work in high-tech fields. Mr. Labrador suggested dropping the penalty period that bars illegal immigrants from reapplying to enter the U.S. legally after being deported, a period that now lasts for between three and 10 years, depending on how long they had first remained in the country illegally.
  • Raul Labrador: ‘Disappointed’ in John Boehner

    04/25/2014 8:48:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Raul Labrador isn’t amused by Speaker John Boehner’s ribbing of fellow Republicans for dragging their feet on immigration reform this year. Labrador (R-Idaho) said in a statement Friday that he was “disappointed” in Boehner’s remarks conveyed back home in Ohio, in which he appeared to theatrically mimic House Republicans and their refusal to take up an immigration overhaul.
  • Tango the Labrador takes the WITNESS STAND in French murder trial

    04/04/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04-04-2014 | Mia De Graaf
    A dog has given evidence in a French murder trial. Tango, a nine-year-old Labrador, was called to the witness stand to help determine who killed his owner. In a preliminary hearing, the suspect was ordered by the judge to threaten Tango with a bat, as jurors noted how the canine reacted.
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • Bye-Bye Boehner… GOP Speakership On the Line Over Immigration Plans

    02/06/2014 6:48:47 AM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-6-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Republican members of Congress are speaking out about replacing John Boehner as Speaker of the House. And, they’re not shy about it. Republican Boehner wants to push forward on immigration reform this year despite the risk of alienating the GOP base. The Washington Times reported: Rep. Raul Labrador said House Speaker John Boehner should lose his leadership post if he pushes forward with immigration reform this year, CQ Roll Call reported. “I think it should cost him his speakership,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said in an interview with the Capitol Hill news organization. Mr. Labrador also refused to rule out...
  • Top dog: Which breed sets popularity-ranking record in U.S.?

    02/01/2014 9:24:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | AP/CBS
    The Labrador retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S. last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced Friday. That's the longest any breed has been top dog since the organization's 1884 founding. German shepherds, golden retrievers, beagles and bulldogs are holding steady in the top-five pack, with Yorkshire terriers, boxers, poodles, Rottweilers and dachshunds continuing to round out the leading 10, which mirrors last year.
  • Labrador: ‘It would be crazy for Republicans to pass immigration reform and go to a conference’

    10/18/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Caroline May
    With President Obama again pushing immigration reform, Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says it would be foolish for House Republicans to pass immigration reform and bring it to a conference committee with the Senate-passed immigration bill. “You know that I believe in immigration reform, and you know that you and I have disagreed on this issue a little bit, but I will tell you I have always been — at least over the last few months — against a conference and now more than ever,” Labrador said Thursday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “And the reason is because I have...
  • Labrador retrievers help in fight against giant snail invasion in Florida

    09/01/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/01/13 | foxnews
    <p>Florida officials seeking to eradicate a species of giant snails that is invading the state are training Labrador retrievers to help in the fight.</p> <p>Reuters reports state agriculture authorities are engulfed in an aggressive extermination campaign to snuff out an invasion of Giant African Land Snails, one of the world's most destructive invasive species. Since the campaign started, authorities have collected 128,000 of the snails.</p>
  • Hikers woken by screams during Labrador polar bear attack ( Canada )

    08/17/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 17, 2013
    Maine man badly injured in Torngat Mountains National Park. A U.S. hiker vividly recalls the night one of his fellow campers was pulled from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Maine, was badly injured during the attack at around 1:30 a.m. AT on July 24. Richard Eisenberg was with Dyer and six other hikers as part of a Sierra Club hiking trip to the remote park. He said the group woke up to the sounds of Dyer screaming as he was dragged from his tent....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Carteret deputy tases tied dog

    06/21/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 195 replies
    Independent Register ^ | June 21, 2013 | William Toler
    When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.“Naturally I called the number immediately to find out why an officer had been here,” she wrote on a Facebook page.Det. Cooper told her he was there to serve a warrant to her husband for failure to appear in court in relation to a ticket he had received while hunting. She also found out something horrifying.“He then told me he had to tase my dog.”When she asked why, Brown says...
  • VIDEO UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: Dog Shot By Omaha Police Officer

    10/30/2012 9:10:46 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WOWT (Channel 6 News) ^ | October 29, 2012 | Mike McKnight
    An Omaha police officer shot and killed a dog on a public sidewalk. The officer’s report claims the shooting was justified; however, the owners call the incident an execution of a friendly, family pet. Mike McKnight obtained surveillance video of the incident for a Fact Finders exclusive. On October 7th, after midnight, police blocked a street in the area of 35th and Vinton to look for an armed suspect. They say Chris Schulte, who lives in the area, ignored orders to stop and walked the family dog toward the search area. He was arrested and his dog, Teela, shot. Chris...
  • Even His Red Squeak Toy Can't Get First Sgt. Gunner, USMC, to Fight

    10/17/2012 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 3, 2010 | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan—When the Marines cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war, one remains in his kennel. Quivering. Out of the 58 bomb-sniffing dogs the Marines have in Afghanistan, only one—a brown-eyed, floppy-eared yellow Lab named Gunner—is suffering from such severe canine post-traumatic stress disorder that he had to sit out the ongoing offensive in central Helmand Province. "He's the only combat-ineffective dog out here," says his kennel chief, Cpl. Chad McCoy. Like their human comrades, some war dogs can handle combat, and some can't. One Marine Corps explosives dog, a black Lab named Daisy, has found 13...
  • Man thinks house is being robbed when dog calls cell phone

    10/15/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Altariel · 14 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Andrew Wittenberg
    OREM — Mystery solved: It was the dog, with the phone, in the garden. Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bruce Gardner, of Orem, called police saying his house was being broken into. He said nobody was home, but he had just received a phone call on his cell phone from his house phone, and he could hear banging and scratching in the phone. Officers went to Gardner's home, and entered. They investigated, but did not see any evidence of forced entry and nothing appeared out of place. Police couldn't locate the phone, but left after they concluded nothing had been...
  • Officer and family have differing stories over shot dog

    10/14/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 11, 2012 | WMC-TV Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis family is irate after a police officer shot their dog Thursday. But the police department says the officer was trying to protect a child. Quawan Branch, 9, described the attack by Memphis Police on his 1-year-old Labrador, named Pepper. "The police officer, he just came up and started shooting at my dog," he said. According to the Memphis Police Department, an officer was flagged down on Spottswood Ave. regarding a loose dog trying to attack a child. "I didn't see anyone flag him down. They must have done it a street over or...
  • German U-boat Found 100 Kilometers Inland in Labrador

    07/27/2012 8:01:04 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 36 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 25, 2012 | CBC News
    An important piece of history from the Second World War may be sitting in a river in Labrador. Searchers believe they've found a German U-boat buried in the sand on the bottom of the Churchill River. The discovery has yet to be authenticated. Two years ago, searchers scoured the bottom of the Churchill River with side-scanning sonar. They were looking for three men lost over Muskrat Falls. When they reviewed the footage from that search, they made an unexpected discovery. "We were looking for something completely different, not a submarine, not a U-boat — I mean, no one would ever...
  • Okla. Blind Dog Gets New Life with Canine Pal [w/video]

    04/27/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 27, 2012 | Katie Kindelan
    -snip- Blair is a 1-year-old black Labrador mix brought to the Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., after she was shot while living on the streets. After he recovered from his wounds, Blair remained at the clinic, a timid and nervous pup whose difficult history made her hard to place with an adopted family, the hospital’s director, Dr. Mike Jones, told Then there was Tanner, a two-year-old Golden Retriever puppy who was born blind and with a seizure disorder so severe he was sent to Woodland Hospital as a last resort after his first owner died and the...
  • ID U.S. Congressional candidate arrested for office supply store assault

    03/18/2012 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Netalia · 33 replies · 1+ views
    KTVB ^ | 3-17-2012 | Jamie Grey
    BOISE -- Police arrested a woman who reportedly walked into a Staples office supply store and threatened employees with a gun. Employees at the store on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard say they called police when 58-year-old Cynthia Clinkingbeard made strange, threatening comments to three workers and pulled out a handgun. Clinkingbeard filed as a candidate to run in the primary for U.S. Representative. She is running as a democrat for the District 1 seat against Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Clinkingbeard spoke to KTVB last Friday night as a witness to a Boise house fire; at the end of the...
  • Prayers for Holly ( Lab )

    01/15/2012 6:57:24 PM PST · by simplesimon · 44 replies
    self | jan 15,2012 | me
    Holly is my 7 year old yellow Labrador. She is the very best dog I've ever had. She's everything a lab should be and more. She's also my two son's best friend. The 20 year old moved out recently and always teased he'd take her when he got his own place but I told him over my dead body. My 5 year old, well that is his buddy and the light of his life. He adores her beyond words. When he had his first eye surgery when he was 6 months old, she laid on the floor with him and...
  • Couple spend £2,000 flying stray dog to Britain after falling in love with her ...

    11/16/2011 5:55:25 AM PST · by algernonpj · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 16, 2011 | Emily Allen
    When they met on a Caribbean beach it was love at first sight - and when the holiday was over, nothing was going to keep them apart. And finally Weber the black Labrador cross has been reunited with her loving new owners, 4,000 miles from his old home. Paul Booth, 43, and wife Lorraine, 36, rescued the dog after spotting her wandering across a beach in Antigua as it hunted for scraps. They decided to adopt the malnourished animal and give her a permanent home back in Britain. ... Now after paying £2,000 and waiting for vet checks to be...
  • Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony...

    10/07/2011 3:04:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | October 06, 2011 | NA
    Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony Discrepancies October 6, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Idaho First Congressional District Congressman Raúl R. Labrador called for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder after evidence of discrepancies in his previous testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary was brought to light by a national media outlet. Mr. Labrador has been critical of potential abuses of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) since his March 17, 2011 letter to Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa urging his committee to conduct in-depth investigations...
  • Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony...

    10/06/2011 2:24:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies ^ | Thursday October 06, 2011 | Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Idaho First Congressional District Congressman Raúl R. Labrador called for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder after evidence of discrepancies in his previous testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary was brought to light by a national media outlet. Mr. Labrador has been critical of potential abuses of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) since his March 17, 2011 letter to Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa urging his committee to conduct in-depth investigations into allegations of weapons being sold, with federal government complicity, to Mexican cartels. Over 1,500 such weapons remain...
  • Canine hero retires after 9/11 rescues

    08/19/2011 6:22:06 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Eleven days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Debra Tosch arrived at Ground Zero with her partner Abby to search for survivors. “We turned this one corner and there it was: the collapsed towers. It was overwhelming, like, where do you even start?” Tosch recalls. Abby, a black Labrador trained to lead rescue teams to trapped victims in disaster areas, was more assured. “She knew it was time to search,” says Tosch, the executive director of the Search Dog Foundation. As one of 13 SDF teams deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the Trade Center...
  • Family gets $333,000 for 2009 raid in which cops killed dog

    08/19/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT · by Immerito · 40 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2011 | David Heinzmann
    A federal jury awarded $333,000 to a Chicago family Thursday after Chicago police officers raided its South Side home with guns drawn and shot its dog in a search that found no criminal activity in the apartment. Teenage brothers Thomas and Darren Russell were in their second-floor apartment in the 9200 block of South Justine Street in February 2009 when officers announced they had a warrant to search both units of the two-flat. Thomas Russell, then 18, opened the door and found officers with their guns drawn, according to the lawsuit. Russell said that he put his hands in the...
  • Raul LABRADOR FOR President (he just cleaned Brokaw's and Gregory's clock on MTP!)

    07/31/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT · by milwguy · 57 replies
    mtp | 07/31/2011 | p
    Raul Labrador, a TEA PARTY Congressman from Idaho just blew up Meet The Press. The lefty Brokaw, former Gov Granholm, Gregory and Cramer went down for the count when Labrador pulled out some quotes from Ronald Reagan to show how Obama and his sycophants are lying to the American people about if the military is going to get paid. Labrador pulled out an official document from 1985 that said it is up to the TREASURY to decide which bills get paid. The look on Gregory's face was priceless! Labrador landed a knockout punch and all Gregory could do in response...
  • Police decision to shoot dog questioned

    07/28/2011 2:24:31 PM PDT · by Immerito · 70 replies
    ABC Local ^ | May 23, 2011 | Kelli O'Hara
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- Did a member of a Durham police SWAT team go too far when he shot and killed a dog during a raid in April? Some say it was unnecessary force. ABC11 cameras captured the incident at a home on Dunstan Avenue April 12. Officers were looking for Pete Moses and Vania Sisk. According to search warrants, Moses is a suspect in the disappearance of a woman and a 5-year-old boy. Sisk is the boy's mother.
  • Investigation complete for deputy that shot family dog

    07/19/2011 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Immerito · 57 replies
    WDRB (Fox 41) ^ | July 11, 2011 | Tamara Evans
    The investigation is complete in regards to a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy who shot a family dog while responding to a burglary call. That report says the deputy made the right decision to use a gun rather than a taser or pepper spray due to the dangerous threat. The dog's family says they didn't even know the deputy had been cleared, until we contacted them today. For the past two weeks, Renee Lewis says complete strangers have been reaching out to her family, after the death of their dog Daisy. There's plenty of photos of the Labrador retriever that the...
  • HPD Officer Shoots Dog In Back Yard

    05/10/2011 5:26:48 PM PDT · by Immerito · 62 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | May 3, 2011 | Unknown
    HOUSTON -- A southeast Houston family dog was recovering from a gunshot wound Tuesday after it was shot by a Houston police officer. Angela Hernandez said, last week, police were responding to a report of a possible break-in at her neighbor's home and thought the thief ran into Hernandez's yard. When the officer got to the open gate, Hernendez's 9-year-old Labrador retriever, Bruce, lunged at him, he said, so he shot the dog near its left eye. "He was shot and he dragged himself all the way over here," Hernandez said. "He has no vision in his left eye and...
  • Teacher's pet:Oscar the classroom Labrador (Dog improves kids behavior in UK school)

    03/13/2011 10:59:04 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 13 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | 3-15-2011 | Daily Mail reporter
    A school has taken the idea of 'teacher's pet' to a whole new level - by getting its own dog. Chocolate labrador Oscar was brought in to Cantell Maths and Computing College to help with some pupils' behavioural problems. And incredibly those problems have been almost halved since he arrived. The friendly rescue dog is part of the school's restorative approaches (RA) policy for pupils who cause trouble in class or have fallen out with friends. As part of the scheme, students are provided with a secluded classroom, where they can carry on with their work, or seek comfort from...
  • Dog Nominated for National Award After Saving Man's Life

    03/10/2011 7:47:04 AM PST · by Immerito · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Unknown
    A dog in Oregon is up for a national award after saving her owner’s life, The Oregonian reported. Ceili, a 15-year-old Lab mix, doesn’t usually get too excited – but one day last August, she stood by her owner’s side, trying to block his path, licking his face and even sniffing his breath. “She was driving me nuts,” said Danny Fincher, 62. Later on that night, Fincher started feeling ill, and Ceili continued pestering him – she pulled off his shoe and tried to block him from climbing the stairs. She knew something was wrong.
  • Service dog known to ‘tattle’ on girl

    02/21/2011 5:40:47 PM PST · by Immerito · 28 replies
    Beacon News ^ | February 21, 2011 | Denise Baran-Unland
    Sam will tell on Joy in a heartbeat. It’s his job — and often it’s potentially life-saving. Sam, a 3-year-old Labrador/spaniel, likes to romp with the kids, but when his vest and balance harness go on, he becomes 11-year-old Joy Cahill’s service dog and official lookout. No one is then allowed to touch him because Sam is busy, keeping alert and ready to warn someone should this Wilmington girl have a health emergency. “He’s gotten to know her norm,” said Denise Cahill, Joy’s mother. “So when something is not normal, he reacts. He also doesn’t let Joy do anything she’s...
  • D.C. police officer shoots dog in Foxhall Crescents

    02/18/2011 11:26:26 AM PST · by Immerito · 70 replies ^ | February 15, 2011 | ABC7
    A D.C. police officer shot a dog in a gated community of Foxhall Crescents in D.C. Tuesday afternoon after it menaced the officer and a contractor, police said. The dog, a Chocolate Lab named Russell, left when the officer approached, police said, but returned as the officer and contractor were talking. The dog displayed an "aggressive posture" and the officer shot the dog, police said.
  • Fallen Marine's Parents Adopt Son's Bomb Dog

    02/03/2011 6:40:44 AM PST · by algernonpj · 44 replies
    myfoxdc ^ | Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 | A.P.
    The parents of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan are adopting the bomb-sniffing dog who the military says loyally rushed to their son's side when he was fatally shot. ... Brief excerpt per ap rules.
  • Nancy and Harry Meet Middle America

    01/16/2011 1:50:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    via email ^ | n/a | unknown
    Nancy Pelosi called Harry Reid into her office one day and said, "Harry, I have a plan to win back Middle America in 2012!" "Great, but how?" asked Harry. "We'll go to Wal-Mart, get some cheesy clothes and shoes like most middle Americans wear then stop at the pound and pick up a Labrador . When we look the part, we'll go to a nice old country bar in Montana and show them how much admiration and respect we have for the hard working people living there." So they did, and found just the place they were looking for in...