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  • Can a lesbian feminist ever win the presidency in the future?

    09/13/2018 7:48:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 65 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | September 13, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Serious question here. We know that the Democratic Party is the identity politics party. They like to pander to women, black, Latino, millennial, gay, white women, etc. They nominated and elected the first black man (Barack Obama). They nominated the first woman (Hillary Clinton), but failed. They'll try to run a woman or a Latino candidate, potentially. However, do you see Democrats nominating a lesbian feminist, and could that person win the presidency in the future, especially since the Left controls the media, academia, etc.?
  • Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

    09/10/2018 5:16:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Martina Navratilova
    Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis. But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.” Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport...
  • Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final...

    09/09/2018 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 9, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final but says he doesn't believe Williams saw him Patrick Mouratoglou has admitted to coaching Serena Williams during the US Open final but believes she didn't see him - which is why she became so enraged at the umpire. Williams has made headlines for coming to blows with umpire Carlos Ramos after he gave her a coaching violation in the second set. The tennis legend, who was then docked a point after she smashed her racket, told Ramos she would rather lose than cheat. 'I'm honest,...
  • Serena Williams unleashes furious rant at umpire as she loses US Open 2018 final to Naomi Osaka

    09/08/2018 3:07:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 8, 2018 | Charlie Eccleshare
    Serena Williams given warning for coaching, which she fiercely disputes A code violation then brings about a point penalty Williams unleashes a volley of abuse and is given a game penalty for verbal abuse Osaka holds her nerve to win 6-2, 6-4 for first major title
  • NYC Education Department Raises Staff Funding as Enrollment Slips (spends $24K/student)

    09/04/2018 4:15:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    Funding for central office staff at the city Department of Education rose for the new school year, even as projected enrollment in district schools slipped and charter enrollment continued to rise, according to data released Friday. The nation’s largest district expects to welcome about 962,000 children in prekindergarten through 12th grade when school opens Wednesday, down from 980,767 in the last school year. Officials attribute the decline to normal fluctuations as well as growth in charters. Charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently from the district, are projected to teach 117,297 children in the city, up from 109,882...
  • New York's iconic Village Voice folds after more than 60 years (Another one bites the dust)

    08/31/2018 2:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/18 | Joe Concha
    The Village Voice, a New York journalism staple and the country's first alternative newspaper, announced Friday it will no longer continue to publish stories after more than 60 years. "This is a sad day for The Village Voice and for millions of readers. The Voice has been a key element of New York City journalism and is read around the world," said the Voice's owner, Peter Barbey, in a statement. "As the first modern alternative newspaper, it literally defined a new genre of publishing." "Although the Voice will not continue publishing, we are dedicated to ensuring that its legacy will...
  • The Bees Have Taken Over A Hot Dog Stand In Times Square

    08/28/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 28, 2018 | Ben Yakas
    A big swarm of bees has gathered on top of a hot dog stand in Times Square this afternoon. Or as real estate agents might put it, the bees have signed a lease on a luxury one umbrella studio with great views of the artisanal Walgreens. Vegeta's Pride (1080p HD) @xacbranch Bees: Bees are dying at an alarming rate Also bees: Let’s group in the thousands on top of a hot dog stand umbrella 2:04 PM - Aug 28, 2018 The NYPD have roped off part of 43rd Street near the scene, and are now in the process of literally...
  • Trump Organization Could Face Criminal Charges From Manhattan D.A.

    08/24/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 58 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2018 | By William K. Rashbaum
    The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Michael D. Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter. A state investigation would center on how the company accounted for its reimbursement to Mr. Cohen for the $130,000 he paid to the actress, Stephanie Clifford, who has said she had an affair with President Trump, the officials s
  • Toronto's Homicide Rate is now higher than New York's

    08/20/2018 8:22:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    With just days to go before the halfway point of 2018, Toronto Police have confirmed at least 48 homicides within the city since January 1. That's more than double the 23 we'd seen last year at this point. Five people were killed last weekend alone — four of them by guns — prompting both Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory to express public concern over a recent spike in shooting deaths. "The incidents of gun violence we have seen in our city in the past few days are shocking and can in no way be accepted or...
  • New York City Education Department Plans Mandatory Implicit Bias Training

    08/18/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Maya Sweedler
    The New York City Department of Education will fast-track its plan to provide implicit bias training to its employees and mandate their participation, Chancellor Richard Carranza said at a training session in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The department had previously disclosed a four-year plan in which educators could choose to attend the implicit bias trainings. Mr. Carranza said that the department wants every adult in the system to undergo the multistage training in the next two years. The department will roll out a more detailed plan in the next month, he said. “For me, it’s a no-brainer,” Mr. Carranza said. “This...
  • Question: Anyone know Vintage Frank's (from Queens) website or shortwave program info?

    09/07/2002 6:03:59 PM PDT · by attagirl · 18 replies · 255+ views
    If anyone can help locate Vintage Frank from Queens, I am more than interested. Thank you! (His signature sign off when calling the Bob Grant Show.)
  • Harlem Restaurant Sued For Trans Discrimination: Reports

    08/13/2018 6:35:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Patch ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brendan Krisel
    A restaurant chain is facing a lawsuit regarding a Harlem restaurant staff's refusal to serve a group of transgender woman and a gender nonconforming person. Deja Smith, Daniele Marino, Jonovia Chase, Jahmila Adderley and Valerie Spencer claim they were told the Texas Burgers & Chicken on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 116th Street was out of chicken when they attempted to order there on May 28, but a customer directly behind them had his order taken, according to multiple reports. A video of the discriminatory behavior went viral in May after it was posted to Instagram by "Orange is the...
  • De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question

    08/12/2018 7:43:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2018 | Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday. The unusual muzzling unfolded at the start of the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, where the reporter sought de Blasio’s reaction to The Post’s front page story about his administration’s many meetings with lobbyists.
  • Get ready for a commuter apocalypse

    08/10/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by libstripper · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2018 | By Danielle Furfaro, Alex Taylor and Aaron Feis
    <p>It’s a good thing that New York is the city that never sleeps — since it takes all day to get anywhere.</p> <p>A perfect storm of subway repairs, highway construction, commuter rail woes and worsening gridlock is creating a commuter doomsday the likes of which the city has never seen before.</p>
  • Report: Wake Forest assistant charged in deadly New York City attack on a touris (Uber mistake)

    08/09/2018 5:40:29 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 12 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/9/2018 | Jeff Eisenberg
    A Wake Forest assistant basketball coach has been charged with assault after a deadly attack on a Florida tourist in New York City, the New York Post reported Thursday. Jamill Jones allegedly slugged Boca Raton marketing professional Sandor Szabo so hard on Sunday that he fell backward, hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness. Szabo was on life support through Monday but died Tuesday. Szabo, 35, reportedly was in New York for the wedding of his stepsister when he made a mistake that cost him his life. Just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, he called for an Uber...
  • Deep stuff: Chicago will be site of US Pizza Museum

    08/07/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 35 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 8/4/2018 | AP
    CHICAGO -- The city that boasts it gave the world deep-dish pizza will soon be home to a pizza museum. The U.S. Pizza Museum is expected to open its doors in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood on Friday. The Chicago Tribune reports the museum will be open through October, and possibly longer. The museum was created in 2015 but has mostly existed online and in pop-up exhibits. Museum founder Kendall Bruns says the new space will be 3,000 square feet and allow him to tell the full story of pizza and its U.S. makers.
  • Police: New York Man Attacked on Bus Just for ‘Being White’

    08/02/2018 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/2018
    Police in New York City are looking for an African American man who they say attacked a man on a city bus just because the victim was white. The attack reportedly occurred on Monday, July 30, at about 10 AM in Brooklyn, Fox 5 New York reported. Police say that a 29-year-old white man was riding the bus on Fulton Street when a black man approached him, yelled racial epithets, and punched him in the face causing swelling and pain. The attacker quickly jumped off the bus at Fulton and Bond Street, witnesses said. CCTV surveillance video released by the...
  • NYC Council committee votes to name street after genocidal black leader who killed thousands

    08/02/2018 10:45:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    At the same time that localities across the country are in the process of erasing monuments to Confederates and slave-owners, New York City is preparing to honor a black man who ordered the murder of every white man, woman, and child under his control, resulting in 3,000 to 5,000 race homicides. Seth Barron reports at City Journal: In New York City, street co-namings – in which a thoroughfare takes on an additional, ceremonial name in honor of a distinguished figure – rarely generate much fuss, and their approval is typically pro forma.  But yesterday, a city council committee voted to co-name...
  • What it’s like to live in NYC’s old-school micro-apartments

    08/02/2018 10:09:13 AM PDT · by pabianice · 166 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/2/18 | Frishberg
    The top-floor hallway of a historic townhouse in Harlem has three doors. Behind one is a bathroom. Another, a closet. The third leads to a one-room apartment inhabited by Brooke Thomas. With no room to spare, everything in the 39-year-old executive assistant’s tiny home is lovingly organized. “This is more closet space than I think I’ve ever had in a Manhattan apartment,” she says, laughing, even though the closet is located about a foot from the door of her room. “Home is a place to recharge,” Thomas adds, so it doesn’t bother her that the West 113th Street apartment, which...
  • Feds probing Tony Podesta, Obama lawyer, ex-rep on foreign lobbying after Mueller referral

    08/02/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 22 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08-02-2018 | Bill Mears
    The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating whether three prominent Washington power players engaged in illegal foreign lobbying, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office referred the matter to federal prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.