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  • Marc Lamont Hill Calls Obama ‘Murderer’ After Asking Media To Stop ‘Language Of Violence’

    01/12/2011 10:32:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/12/11 | Frances Martel
    Marc Lamont Hill Calls Obama ‘Murderer’ After Asking Media To Stop ‘Language Of Violence’by Frances Martel | 7:36 pm, January 12th, 2011 The political rhetoric debate that has arisen in light of the likely schizophrenia-induced Arizona massacre this weekend has led to a whole lot of line-drawing on what media personalities can and cannot say. That doesn’t mean that some haven’t been immediately– and egregiously– crossing them. Take Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who called for rhetoric to be toned down nearly in the same breath as calling Barack Obama a “murderer.” **SNIP** After protesting that he has done...
  • Tennessee State Supreme Court halts death row inmates' executions

    11/30/2010 9:24:42 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 22 replies
    The City Paper Nashville, TN ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 at 5:17pm | Jeff Woods
    The Tennessee State Supreme Court acted Monday to stop the executions of four inmates, including one set for Tuesday, to consider whether prison officials have found a way to carry out lethal injections humanely. The court gave Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman 90 days to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s new lethal injection procedure. The ruling came hours after lawyers for condemned double-killer Stephen Michael West asked the court to stop his execution Tuesday (read article here). They argued prison officials have failed to ensure he won’t suffer horrific pain as he suffocates on the gurney in the...
  • Government Withholds Fort Hood Report

    11/21/2010 3:42:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    myfoxorlando ^ | 20 Nov 2010 | NewsCore
    A key intelligence report that could aid accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan's defense was being withheld by the Obama administration, Fox News Channel reported late Friday. The letter, dated Oct. 19, was sent by the general counsel for the national intelligence director -- the nation’s top intelligence official -- to the chief army prosecutor, Col. Michael Mulligan. It stated that the intelligence review requested by President Obama immediately after the shooting last year “is not reasonably available.” Robert S. Litt, general counsel for Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, cited “highly classified, compartmented and sensitive information originating...
  • Arizona's Jeffrey Landrigan executed despite concerns drugs not FDA-approved _

    10/27/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT · by managusta · 54 replies · 2+ views
    NY Daily news ^ | 10/27/2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    The state of Arizona executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday night despite objections from attorneys that the state would use a non-approved drug from overseas for the lethal injection. Just hours before Jeffrey Landrigan's death, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift a stay issued by a federal judge to halt the execution. "There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the Supreme Court said Due to a U.S. shortage, the state turned to a non-FDA approved drug. It was later revealed that the source was the U.K., although...
  • EDITORIAL: Death for Hasan--Justice demands execution for murderous jihadist soldier

    10/21/2010 6:54:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2010 | Editorial
    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre. He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime - the worst domestic attack on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 - but also for the purposeful way he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust placed in him as an officer in the United States Army. Witness testimony at the ongoing Article 32 hearings in a military court at Fort Hood paints a...
  • 'No Che Day'

    10/08/2010 1:22:00 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2010 | By Humberto Fontova
    Last year, the U.K. Guardian interviewed Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro regarding his Cannes-winning role as Che Guevara in Stephen Soderbergh's movie Che. "Dammit This Guy Is Cool!" was the interview title. "I hear of this guy, and he's got a cool name, Che Guevara!" says del Toro. "Groovy name, groovy man, groovy politics! So I came across a picture of Che, smiling, in fatigues, [and] I thought, 'Dammit, this guy is cool-looking!'" Well, there you have it. In effect, Benicio del Toro, who fulfilled an obvious fantasy by starring as Che Guevara in the four-and-a-half-hour movie he also co-produced,...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan to fellow military doctors: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!

    09/08/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do no...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was...
  • San Quentin inmate found dead in cell

    08/30/2010 9:51:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 8/29/10 | Jessica Bernstein-Wax
    A prison guard doing routine checks found a 70-year-old San Quentin inmate dead in his death row cell early Saturday, prison officials said. George Hatton Smithey apparently hanged himself with his bed sheets, Lt. Sam Robinson said. Smithey had been on death row since July 1989 for the 1988 murder and attempted rape of Cheryl Anne Nesler during the commission of an armed robbery and burglary, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. Earlier this week a Calaveras County Superior Court judge reduced Smithey's sentence to life without the possibility of parole after prosecutors determined he...
  • Brooklyn thug who shot girl is slain

    08/08/2010 12:21:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies ^ | August 8, 2010 | MATTHEW NESTEL
    A Brooklyn brute who wounded a 2-year-old girl during a vicious gunfight was murdered yesterday — less than two weeks after he was sprung from the clink without bail. Despite a rap sheet that includes 22 arrests, as well as pending felony charges fromMay, Vincent Carmona, 24, was set free just five days after he shot Jayleen Jones in front of her Coney Island home, according to online court records. Yesterday, Carmona was found shot three times — twice in the chest and once in the neck — around 3:15 p.m. on West 32nd Street and Mermaid Avenue. The slaying...
  • Marilyn Buck, radical jailed 25 years for role in deadly Brink's heist, dies in NY at age 62

    08/07/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, has died in Brooklyn. She was 62. On Oct. 20, 1981, she was part of a group of Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army members who ambushed a Brink's armored car carrying $1.6 million at a mall in Nanuet, N.Y. One guard was killed at the scene. A second was badly wounded. Two police officers were subsequently killed after they pulled over one of...
  • Radical jailed for Brink's heist role dies in NY

    08/06/2010 12:26:31 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    A violent leftist jailed 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the early 1980s has died in Brooklyn. Marilyn Buck was 62 and had been paroled from a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas on July 15. She died Tuesday. In 1981, Buck was part of group of militants who ambushed a Brink's armored car at a mall north of New York City. A guard and two police officers were killed during the heist.
  • Missouri A.G. wants execution date for neo-Nazi Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot Larry Flynt

    06/28/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies ^ | 6/28/10 | Justin Kendall
    Joseph Paul Franklin awaits his date with death. ​Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is tired of Joseph Paul Franklin, the white supremacist and serial killer who claimed responsibility for shooting Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, breathing his state's air. Koster wants the Missouri Supreme Court to set an execution date for Franklin now that the U.S. Supreme Court has kicked out Clemons v. Crawford. The man who claims he and paralyzed Larry Flynt is on death row in Missouri. ​"Today's decision clears up any lingering ambiguities related to the constitutionality of Missouri's death penalty protocols," Koster said today in a...
  • New book, DVD focus on LDS and Old West icon Porter Rockwell

    06/13/2010 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 359+ views
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | June 13, 2010 | Cody Clark
    Lehi resident John Rockwell has a last name that's either famous or infamous. It depends on who you ask. Rockwell is the great-great-grandson of Old West icon Orrin Porter Rockwell, who died at age 65 132 years ago this month. Porter Rockwell is known for being the lifelong friend and, as an adult, the personal bodyguard, of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith. Or his detractors might tell you that he's known for being a dissolute, murderous, lawless gunslinger. Because Porter Rockwell never learned to read or write, his story was being told in other people's words even before he'd died....
  • Dutch Joran van der Sloot paid 1,780 soles to leave the country

    06/02/2010 8:32:52 PM PDT · by Shermy · 30 replies · 2,367+ views
    El Comercio, Peru ^ | June 2, 2010 10:09 pm
    A taxi driver who gave his services to the assumed killer of the young Stephany Flores narrated details of the flight of this First paid 1,500 soles to be transported from Ica to Nasca and soon after he paid 280 soles to be taken to Arica, Chile. Thus it was how the Dutch Joran van der Sloot left the country, presumed murderer of the young Stephany Flores, daughter of the industralist and race car driver Ricardo Flores. It happened last Sunday, according to Oswaldo Aparcana, the taxi driver in charge of transporting the Dutchman to Nasca and who exhibited much...
  • Canada top commander charged with murder, assault

    05/23/2010 7:13:21 AM PDT · by Flavius · 28 replies · 1,037+ views
    boston ^ | 5/22/10 | By Rob Gillies
    TORONTO—As Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waved to the crowd after a 2005 visit, a tall, fit officer stood next to them. He saluted the royal couple, and flew them home to Britain. Now that same elite Canadian pilot, Colonel Russell Williams, stands charged with the murder of two women, the sexual assault of two others and 82 break-ins, during which he often stole women's panties.
  • Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara Subject of Music Video

    04/21/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 342+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-21-10 | Bob McCarty
    Today, I learned of Steve Pichan's new music video, "You Don't Know 'Ché'," that sets the record straight about murdering revolutionary Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara.
  • Kennedy cousin loses appeal in murder conviction

    04/12/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,839+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 12 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost his bid for a new trial in the 1975 slaying of his 15-year-old neighbor when the state Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal that cited a claim implicating two other men. The court ruled 4-1 against Skakel's request. Skakel - a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel - was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2002 for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975 in a wealthy Connecticut suburb
  • Pay Attention Parents: It's Almost Earth Day!

    04/05/2010 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 693+ views ^ | April 5, 2010 | Carrie Lukas
    Few adults may know it, but kids across the country are about to celebrate a holiday: Earth Day, which is April 22. Schools will take a break from normal instruction to discuss the importance of preserving the environment. That may sound like a harmless activity, but too often Earth Day becomes a platform for pushing an ideological brand of environmentalism. Parents need to pay attention and ask their children's teachers what's their plans are for Earth Day. Unlike most holidays, Earth Day expressly focuses on youth. No gifts will be exchanged and no Easter Bunny will deliver jelly beans in...
  • Baby-faced teen is 'train bomber' (Moscow)

    04/02/2010 10:35:27 AM PDT · by GVnana · 15 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 4/2/2010
    THIS is the teenage "Black Widow" suicide bomber thought to be responsible for this week's Russian underground bombings posing with her dead militant rebel husband. The baby-faced bomber was named as Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, a 17-year-old widow of a Dagestani Islamist rebel killed in 2009, Umalat Magomedov, Russian media reported. A Russian newspaper published the chilling photograph of Abdurakhmanova in an Islamic headscarf with Magomedov. Both are posing casually with pistols. Read more:
  • Angie Jackson live-tweets her abortion to 'demystify' procedure, receives death threats

    02/26/2010 11:13:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 1,594+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 26th 2010 | Patty Lee
    Angie Jackson has taken micro-blogging to a whole new level. In an attempt to “demystify” abortion, the 27-year-old shared her experience on Twitter, YouTube and her personal blog. “I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad,” Jackson said on her YouTube video. Her ordeal began on February 13, when she discovered that her IUD, a contraceptive device placed in the uterus, failed. Jackson, a mother of a four-year-old son with special needs, decided to terminate the pregnancy. "I had made a...
  • New Photos of Joseph Stack (IRS Plane Crash) Found

    02/20/2010 4:57:40 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 186 replies · 4,803+ views
    Bandmates myspace page ^ | 2-19-10 | ICWHATUDO
    Did some searching after reading this article on the NYPost that mentioned Joseph Stack was in an alternative country band: "Ric Furley, who played with Stack in an alt-country band. "He had the airplane. He had a lot of nice musical equipment," said Pam Parker, who managed Stack's band, which was fronted by her husband, Billy Eli. While Stacks internet pages have been removed, his bandmate Ric Furley's myspace page is still up at this time. From his pic links we see these images of Joseph Stack:
  • Obama Pro-Abortion Health Care Reconciliation Bill Expected Monday

    02/19/2010 8:25:59 AM PST · by julieee · 28 replies · 719+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Pro-Abortion Health Care Reconciliation Bill Expected Monday Washington, DC -- Democrats in Washington are continuing to push for the controversial reconciliation strategy to railroad the pro-abortion government-run health care bill through Congress. And Republicans continue blasting the upcoming health care summit as a charade and "infomercial" for the bill.
  • 'Nobody Had a Better Sense of What Was Right Than Teddy' - Parade's Cover Story on Mrs. Kennedy

    12/21/2009 5:55:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies · 1,392+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    The whitewashing of Ted Kennedy continued on the cover of Parade magazine, a supplement to many Sunday newspapers around the country. Dotson Rader interviewed Victoria Kennedy, the second wife of the late senator. Decades of womanizing and a woman’s death at Chappaquiddick after Kennedy left the scene of an accident weren’t really noteworthy. One large bold pull quote read "Nobody had a better sense of what was right than Teddy." "Tell that to Mary Jo Kopechne" was not a sentence that appeared in the article. The other large pull quote from Mrs. Kennedy was "He was elected to make...
  • Liberalism Kills

    12/02/2009 11:17:13 AM PST · by foutsc · 2 replies · 304+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 2 dec 09 | foutsc
    Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent -- Adam Smith Mike Huckabee is in the news. Back when he was Arkansas governor, his misguided bleeding Christian heart led him to release a criminal who showed his gratitude by killing four police officers in cold blood.  Blame everybody but the criminal... The brutal gang rape last month of a young woman at a high school dance evoked the expected response from the San Fran Sicko Cornicle. It's society's fault, poverty, white people, bla bla bla... Blame everyone and everything but the dirty bastards who committed the crime. Their...
  • TN executes man who killed 3 at store in 1980

    12/02/2009 7:56:17 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 734+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 12/2/9 | Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — A man who spent 28 years on death row for killing three people while robbing a Nashville convenience store was executed early today after telling relatives who witnessed his death to “trust in the Lord.” Cecil C. Johnson Jr., 53, was pronounced dead at 1:34 a.m. at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Those killed in the July 1980 shootings were the market owner’s 12-year-old son, Bobby Bell Jr., and two men sitting in a cab outside, Charles House, 35, and driver James Moore, 41.
  • Maximum sentence for racist murderer (Germany, man who stabbed Muslim woman in courtroom gets life)

    11/11/2009 1:50:26 PM PST · by Moose4 · 1 replies · 461+ views
    Der Spiegel Online ^ | 11 November 2009 | Unknown
    Alex W., the man who stabbed pregnant Egyptian pharmacist Marwa al-Sherbini to death in a courtroom in Dresden in July, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday. The judge imposed the harshest possible sentence under the German system by ruling that W. will not be eligible for parole after 15 years. A court in Dresden sentenced Alex W., a German man of Russian origin, to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering Marwa al-Sherbini, a pregnant Egyptian woman, by stabbing her 16 times in a courtroom in a case that caused outrage across the Arab world. The judge, Birgit...
  • Murderer Escapes While on Shopping Trip

    11/15/2009 4:45:39 AM PST · by wazoo1031 · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 15 November 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Detectives are hunting a convicted murderer who absconded while out on an escorted shopping trip. Patricia Gillette, 41, escaped at around 3pm on Friday while visiting shops in West Wickham High Street, near Bromley, south east London. Gillette, of Streatham, south London, was being held at the nearby Bethlem Royal Hospital. Read more:
  • DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

    10/27/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 43 replies · 1,164+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10-27-09 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings. The three-week killing spree in October 2002 left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
  • Obama's Maoist media controller

    10/24/2009 3:09:03 AM PDT · by bogusname · 10 replies · 500+ views
    WND ^ | October 24, 2009 | Joeph Farah
    What does it say about Barack Obama and his devout supporters that his White House communications director is a big fan of Mao Zedong? I know. I know. She said her two favorite philosophers were Mao and Mother Teresa. How's that for moral and intellectual disconnect? Did you ever think you would hear those two names mentioned in the same breath? Were there two people in the history of the world more opposite that Mother Teresa and Mao? One devoted herself to saving lives. The other devoted himself to taking them. One's worldview was shaped for her reverence for God....
  • On Twitter, CNN's Rick Sanchez Retracts Limbaugh Smear

    10/16/2009 5:02:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies · 698+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10-15-09 | John McCormack
    It looks like CNN has been so busy the past 24 hours running news stories on its website and on air about Meghan McCain's existential Twitter crisis, that Rick Sanchez's own Twitter page was only place where he could find the space to issue a mealy-mouthed apology for falsely attributing a racist quote to Rush Limbaugh. Sanchez Tweets this evening: i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad. What courage. It only took three days following his initial report and the Huffington Post to retract the quote...
  • Black Pastors Ask For Murder Charges In Hialeah Abortion Death ( SICK! )

    10/12/2009 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 958+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | October 7th | Operation Rescue
    Belkis Gonzalez, an unlicensed abortion worker, was on duty when a 19-year old woman arrived at the abortion clinic to complete an abortion started by Pierre Renelique the previous day. When Renelique failed to show up to finish the abortion, the woman gave birth to a little girl, Shanice Osbourne, who was moving and breathing at the time of the delivery. Gonzalez then cut her umbilical cord, shoved her in a biohazard bag with caustic chemicals, and tossed her up on the abortion clinic roof to hide her body from the authorities. Three years later, after substantial public pressure from...
  • Manson Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi Says Susan Atkins' Exact Role in Tate Murders Unclear

    09/27/2009 11:04:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,729+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/26/09 | Andrew Blankstein
    With the death of Manson follower Susan Atkins, the man who prosecuted her for first-degree murder said Friday that one of his lasting images was that of a "heartless, bloodthirsty robot." Vincent Bugliosi, however, said that image has become more ambiguous with the passage of time. Atkins, who died Friday, played a central role in the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and others in a two-night rampage in the Los Angeles area. She later said she killed Tate even as the woman pleaded for mercy. It's possible it will never be known exactly what happened inside the home...
  • You really don't know Jack

    09/08/2009 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 1,189+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/8/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You Don't Know Jack" is the perfect title for the upcoming HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as Death Doc Jack Kevorkian - because it is clear that many of Kevorkian's fawning interviewers don't know much about Jack. Fox News' Neil Cavuto, for example, last week introduced Kevorkian as a "Michigan physician who claims to have assisted in the suicides of at least 130 terminally ill people from 1990 to 1998." Physician? Not the kind who treats patients. Kevorkian was a pathologist until his medical license was yanked in 1991. In 1999, a Michigan jury convicted him of second-degree murder after...
  • British Government hosts petition to remove Ted Kennedy's 'IRA' knighthood

    09/01/2009 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies · 1,792+ views
    IrishCentral ^ | September 1, 2009 | Kelly Fincham
    Thousands of people have signed an online petition hosted by the British Government to remove the late Ted Kennedy's knighthood. The petition's creator Stephen Clements says he started the petition because he claims that Kennedy supported the IRA. "Ted Kennedy throughout the 70's and 80's actively supported groups whose sole purpose was to financially support IRA families," he said. "This support enabled the IRA to continue its muder (sic) campaign against UK citizens for a longer period than would otherwise have happened and contributed to the number of deaths on both sides. "It is highly unlikely that the US Government...
  • Edward Kennedy: His Funeral and Busy Afterlife (media affront of conservative catholic principles)

    08/29/2009 2:12:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,758+ views
    Inside Politics ^ | August 29, 2009 | David Gibson
    Teddy Kennedy was memorialized at a solemn funeral Mass on Saturday in Boston in a service reminiscent of the way Kennedy spent his days on Earth: bringing together disparate elements of the America's political and social worlds, flummoxing his foes and inspiring his more numerous admirers – and, albeit through surrogates this time, tirelessly working the room on behalf of his latest legislative project. This was a "Catholic" event in both the uppercase and lowercase sense of the word--a grand religious ritual that matched or exceeded anything even in the storied history of the Boston church, and a "catholic,"...
  • 'The greatest' — Kennedy honored at funeral Mass (by O: "the greatest legislator of our time")

    08/29/2009 10:28:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 3,245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Glen Johnson - ap
    BOSTON – President Barack Obama led the nation Saturday in mourning and remembering "the greatest legislator of our time," celebrating the indelible impact of Edward M. Kennedy as a senator for nearly a half-century and leader of America's most famous family during tragedy and triumph. Delivering an emotional, simple eulogy for Kennedy that capped a two-hour Roman Catholic funeral Mass, Obama employed humor, his own experiences and timeless anecdotes to memorialize the senator, who died Tuesday at 77 after battling brain cancer for more than a year. The country may have viewed him as "heir to a weighty legacy," Obama...
  • Jenkins innocent of model wife's murder: father (Reward for the "real killers")

    08/29/2009 5:07:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 5 replies · 771+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, August 29, 2009 | Jason van Rassel
    The father of a Calgary man suspected of killing his ex-wife in California said his son is innocent and he plans to offer a reward for the capture of her killer. In a written statement provided to the Calgary Herald on Friday, prominent Calgary architect Dan Jenkins said his son Ryan did not kill Jasmine Fiore, 28, whose mutilated body was found in a Los Angeles suburb on Aug. 15."I understand that the police department is making progress in the case and once I am in better shape I intend to offer a reward for the capture of her killer,"...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy dies at 77

    08/26/2009 3:14:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 324 replies · 11,257+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/26/2009 | NBC News and news services
    BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins' bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77. For nearly a half-century in the Senate, Kennedy was a steadfast champion of the working class and the poor, a powerful voice on health care, civil rights, and war and peace. To the American public, though, he was best known as the last surviving son of America's most glamorous political family, the eulogist of a clan...
  • Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" at Gettysburg( 146 yr. anniversary )

    07/03/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies · 681+ views ^ | 07/03/2009 | Douglas Steimle
    Today is the 146th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Gettysburg. A few months later, as the National Cemetery there was being organized, an invitation was extended to President Lincoln to give "a few appropriate remarks" for the dedication in November, 1863. Lincoln would not be the main speaker, that honor would go to Edward Everett, one of the foremost orators of the day. Everett spoke for almost two hours and, for the most part, his remarks are lost to the ages. Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" however, are some of the most familiar wods in American History. To...
  • Man involved in Achille Lauro hijacking dies

    06/22/2009 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies · 914+ views
    ROME — A Palestinian man who helped plan the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship during which an American passenger was killed has died in an Italian jail. Lawyer Sandro Clementi said Khaled Hussein died of a heart attack early Monday in a jail in Benevento, near Naples. He was 73.
  • Lawyers for Alleged Detroit Hitman Want 'I Kill People for Money' Confessions Thrown Out

    06/19/2009 9:30:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 678+ views
    foxnews. ^ | June 19, 2009
    Hours after detectives arrested Vincent Smothers in a suburban Detroit alley in the spring of 2008, they say, he came out with a stunning confession: "I don't have a profession," he allegedly told an investigator. "I kill people for money." Then, police say, he laid out details of how each of eight hired hits happened. He stalked his victims before shooting them at close range. He killed some while talking on his cell phone and fired on others even when they appeared to lay lifeless on the ground. Even in Detroit, which had more than 300 slayings last year, Smothers'...
  • The Life of Suspected Tiller Killer Scott Roeder

    06/02/2009 12:55:14 PM PDT · by topher · 42 replies · 2,429+ views
    Tuesday June 2, 2009 A Portrait of a Murderer: The Life of Suspected Tiller Killer Scott Roeder By Peter J. SmithWICHITA, Kansas, June 1, 2009 ( – A clearer portrait has now emerged of the man who took it into his hands to play judge, jury, and executioner of George Tiller, the foremost provider of late-term abortions in the United States. The portrait reveals a mentally disturbed, long-time anarchist and convicted felon, who succumbed to the influence of an anti-abortion domestic terrorist group and believed that he had to commit murder in order to stave off the wrath of...
  • Caller's 'Did you find my phone?' leads cops to suspect in homicides

    06/02/2009 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 753+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6/2/9 | Karl Fischer - West County Times
    A cell phone dropped during a Pinole house burglary led authorities to a man wanted on suspicion of three East Bay killings — after he dialed his own number to find it, police said. "One of the officers hears a phone ringing over by the broken window. He finds it, and answers it," Pinole police Chief Paul Clancy said. "The voice says, 'Hey, did you find my phone?'"‰" The officers had been summoned to the scene after an Alice Way resident interrupted a burglary at the home about 9:30 p.m. May 23. The burglar apparently entered by breaking a window...
  • Meet Tiller pal Dr. Hern, now "the only doctor in the world" who performs very late-term abortions

    05/31/2009 5:48:54 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies · 2,947+ views
    FROM L.A. SLIMES: But Warren Hern, a Colorado physician and close friend of Tiller's who said he is now "the only doctor in the world" who performs very late-term abortions, said Tiller's death was predictable. Dr. Warren Hern's websiteFrom this article: Did I Violate the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban? (warning: contains graphic description) The following is an except from an article in Slate by Dr. Warren Hern, M.D. Earlier this year, I began an abortion on a young woman who was 17 weeks pregnant. Because of the two days of prior treatment, the amniotic membranes were visible and bulging. I...
  • Cops: Woman Confesses to Suffocating Boy Found Buried in New Mexico Playground

    05/21/2009 8:54:37 PM PDT · by LatinaGOP · 19 replies · 1,184+ views
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A mother playing with her children at a park spotted a little black sneaker sticking out of the sand underneath the playground equipment. Figuring a youngster had lost his shoe, she bent down to pick it up. It was strangely heavy. She had made a ghastly discovery: a dead little boy, buried in the sand.
  • Kennedy's cancer in remission

    05/19/2009 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies · 2,441+ views
    Kennedy's cancer in remission By Alexander Bolton and Michael Sandler Posted: 05/19/09 02:44 PM [ET] Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brain cancer is in remission and the Massachusetts Democrat is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Sen. Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he spoke with Kennedy’s wife and was told the 77-year-old lawmaker will return to work full time during the first week of June.
  • Kevin Cooper is guilty

    05/14/2009 9:24:34 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 803+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/14/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    Even when Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals does the right thing - as it did Monday in denying convicted killer Kevin Cooper a hearing on yet another of his dubious appeals - there is always a judge, or in this case five, on the court with an overly active imagination. And those judges don't help the court's results-oriented reputation. On June 2, 1983, Kevin Cooper escaped from the California Institution for Men at Chino where he was serving time under a phony name for burglary. He hid out at a Chino Hills home until June 4, when he broke into...
  • Father: Army 'Broke' Soldier Accused of Killing 5

    05/13/2009 7:34:09 AM PDT · by meandog · 96 replies · 3,946+ views
    news max ^ | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:10 AM
    SHERMAN, Texas -- The father of a U.S. soldier accused of killing five fellow troops in Iraq said his son "forfeited his life" but the military bears some responsibility for the rampage. Wilburn Russell said Tuesday that 44-year-old Army Sgt. John M. Russell wasn't typically a violent person, but counselors "broke" him before gunfire erupted in a military stress center Monday in Baghdad. "John has forfeited his life. Apparently, he said (to his wife), 'My life is over. To hell with it. I'm going to get even with 'em,'" said the elder Russell, 73. His father said the younger Russell,...