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  • White House Ebola Czar Was ‘Key Player’ In Solyndra Scandal

    10/17/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ales Griswold
    Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances. According to The Washington Post, Klain was one of the “key players” in the scandal while he worked for Vice President Joe Biden: “Ron Klain, then Biden’s chief of staff, dismissed auditor’s concerns about Solyndra’s solvency, reasoning that all innovative companies come with risk.”
  • It's official: Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    09/03/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    SB Nation via Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Michael Sam signed with the Dallas Cowboys today after passing his physical exam with the team, according to various reports. He will be placed on the team's practice squad. Sam grew up in Galveston, Texas, about four hours south of Dallas. Sam's estranged father lives in the Dallas area.
  • Video: Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation

    09/02/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tough words from Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose only son Aaron gave his life in a 2011 crash of a SEAL Team Six Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, perhaps in the shootdown shortly after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. For years, Barack Obama relied on the success of the bin Laden mission to make the argument that he could lead the nation in war. Now the Vaughns accuse Obama of “a cowardly lack of leadership,” and demand his resignation over the administration’s failure to stop ISIS when it had opportunities to do so: On Monday, the Vaughns wrote...
  • Tsarnaev sister arrested for alleged bomb threat

    08/28/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Some news about the Tsarnaev family: A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested in New York Wednesday after allegedly threatening a woman in a domestic harassment case, saying, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”Ailana Tsarnaev, of North Berger, New Jersey, was arrested at a police station in New York City Wednesday afternoon, charged with one count of aggravated harassment. She was released with a summons to return to a criminal court in Manhattan on Sept. 3, according to police Lt. John Grimpel.Grimpel said the victim of Ailana Tsarnaev’s...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 8/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties. Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking.
  • Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

    08/26/2014 7:37:21 PM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 95 replies ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents). Those are the results of a Reason/Rupe poll confirming that we have not only lost all confidence in our kids and our communities—we have lost all touch with reality. "I doubt there has...
  • The Word 'Bacon' Banned in Vermont Street Sign

    08/26/2014 5:52:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Peter Wilson
    The list of things that offend Muslims is long. Muslims are incensed, ready too often to murder offenders of their religion. The offenses range from substantive criticism: the Danish cartoons, The Satanic Verses, Theo van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film “Submission”; to the trivial: the Three Little Pigs banned from British schools, a teddy bear named Mohammed. A blog called the Amboy Times has compiled several hundred more.Add to this list a sign in Winooski, Vermont, a suburb of Burlington, that said, “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” (Not “Yield Sneakers Bacon” as reported in numerous outlets.) Sneakers is a local...
  • Muslim Offended By The Word Bacon

    08/26/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 40 replies
    A breakfast restaurant in Vermont helped plant flower beds in city traffic medians. For their efforts the city of Winooski allowed Sneakers Bistro a sign on a lamp post. The sign read “yield for Sneakers bacon.” This apparently caused one Muslim great offense. You see, Muslims don’t eat pork. The Muslim complained loudly online and the city and Sneakers Bistro relented, removing the bacon sign while loudly proclaiming they don’t get involved in politics. Who knew bacon was a political issue? The mayor of Winooski, Kathrine Decarreau, believes the “cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s...
  • London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist

    08/25/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies ^ | 08/25/14
    THE beheading of American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of ISIS militants shocked the world but forensic experts have revealed the video was probably staged, with the murder happening off camera. The UK Times reported that an international forensic science company, which has worked for police forces across Britain, said there is no question Foley was beheaded but that camera trickery and post-production techniques look to have been used.
  • 'Dating Naked' Star Sues Viacom for $10 Million

    08/24/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2014
    MANHATTAN (CN) - A contestant on "Dating Naked" claims in court that despite Viacom's promise that frontal and genital nudity would be blurred on the show, she was "shocked, horrified and outraged" to see that "her vagina and anus ... were fully exposed to all viewers" as she wrestled with her date. Jessie Nizewitz sued Viacom, Firelight International, and Lighthearted Entertainment on Wednesday, in New York County Supreme Court. Nizewitz, 28, claims that in March she submitted an application to audition for a then-untitled "reality dating television show." She had a Skype interview with casting agents that month, in which...
  • Brit Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary Is Suspected Beheader of James Foley....

    08/24/2014 1:05:06 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 32 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8-24-14 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British rapper, is suspected by UK's SAS to be John, the man with an English accent who beheaded American journalist James Foley last week, the New York Post reports. In early August, Bary tweeted a photo of himself wearing a camouflage and black hood, while holding on his left hand a decapitated head. The 24-year-old rapper is the son of an Egypt-born militant now waiting for trial in Manhattan on terror charges for the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He is one of the jihadists named by former hostages as member...
  • 'I know ISIS butcher known as John the Jailer'

    08/21/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Aug 20 , 2014 | Martin Robinson
    A Frenchman who was held captive with murdered American journalist James Foley for months said today he has a ‘rough’ idea who his executioner is. Didier Francois said a video of the suspected British jihadist stirred painful memories of being chained up in the dark with Mr Foley and other ISIS hostages in Syria. It came as a former MI6 chief said the British jihadist will be identified and the SAS will be sent to Syria to 'bring him to justice'.
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    08/19/2014 11:47:54 PM PDT · by Pelham · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 19, 2014 | the coach
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  • Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women

    08/18/2014 7:11:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Circumcision: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh 'female circumcision']).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64Sex slavery: “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive, and they who turn away from ill speech, and they who are observant of zakah, and they who guard their private parts except from their wives or those their...
  • Obama slammed by black Chicago residents: ‘Worst president ever’ (Video)

    07/14/2014 6:51:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 45 replies ^ | 7/14/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Black residents of Chicago’s South Side, who recently rallied to decry a spate of violence in the city, ripped President Obama for ignoring their plight while pushing for funding for illegal immigrants at their expense.
  • Sarah Palin; Time to Impeach (Video)

    07/08/2014 6:11:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 68 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | 07-08-2014 | Sarah Palin
    It’s time to take action and do what we can to stop this imperial President. That includes the House doing its job and considering impeachment. I’m taking a stand and hope you will join me. Use your voice; call your Congressman today! We’ll be speaking to you directly more often in the near future like this – stay tuned. Thank you for being in this fight! Together we'll take our country back!Video Here:
  • Meriam Ibrahim "BANNED from leaving the country..."

    06/24/2014 7:20:43 PM PDT · by wtd · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2014 | By DAN BATES
    The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for being a Christian has been released from her latest detention but has been charged with new crimes, MailOnline can reveal. Meriam Ibrahim has been accused of falsifying travel documents as she tried to leave the African country hours after the death penalty was dropped against her. It is understood that the authorities told her she should have used the Muslim name she had when she was born, not the Christian name she uses after choosing to worship that faith.
  • President Obama Mocks Climate Deniers In UC Irvine Commencement Address

    06/16/2014 2:56:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 16 2014 | Jackie Seal
    Taking time out of his busy golfing schedule to speak to graduates at the University of California Irvine this weekend, President Obama seized the moment as a way to "light a fire under" the graduates to get them to enlist in his regulation-heavy government-led climate change crusade. The president spent a significant amount of time discussing what his administration has done thus far to combat climate change, what they plan on doing, and how the graduates can help. He even used the speech as an opportunity to mock those who question the legitimacy of man-made climate change. Obama also blamed...
  • As hate mail pours in to Hailey, Idaho, hometown cancels celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    06/05/2014 12:40:17 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 50 replies
    AP, MassLive ^ | June 4,2014
    HAILEY, Idaho — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds — both for and against the soldier. The town of 8,000 has been swamped with hate mail and angry calls over Bergdahl, whose release after five years of Taliban captivity in Afghanistan has touched off a debate over whether the 28-year-old should be given a hero's welcome or punished as a deserter.
  • Family of armed robbery suspect annoyed that bystander shot him

    11/25/2013 7:56:50 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/25/2013 | Vince Coglianese
    The family of an armed robbery suspect is ticked off that a “Good Samaritan” shot their kin while he attempted to rob a dollar store in Mobile, Ala.
  • Led Zeppelin to reform with new lead singer

    10/28/2008 2:15:50 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 127 replies · 1,997+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28th October 2008 | BBC News
    'Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant. Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out. The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007. Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road. Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. "We want...
  • George Zimmerman helped rescue family from overturned SUV, cops say

    07/22/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 7/22/2013 | Jeff Weiner
    George Zimmerman, the man recently acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, helped rescue a family from an overturned SUV last week, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office confirmed today. According to sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Smith, deputies were called to the crash about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. A Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle had gone off the road and rolled over in the area of Interstate 4 and State Road 46, Smith said, with two children and their parents inside. By the time a deputy arrived, Zimmerman and another man "had already helped assist the family by getting them out...
  • Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon M..

    07/10/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 7/10/13 | 7/10/13
    Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.
  • White House knew Obamacare implementation wasn’t going to work

    07/09/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-09-13 | DrJohn
    A report has the White House "scrambling" to make Obamacare work: The White House is trying to heal what has been ailing the implementation of ObamaCare. Three months before the most sweeping parts of the law are scheduled to go live, the administration has hired Chris Jennings, a veteran of the Clinton administration, to help lead the massive effort. Jennings, a widely respected expert who can read the political winds, was a critic of then-Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) healthcare plan in 2008. As the lead healthcare adviser on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Jennings ripped Obama’s healthcare proposal for lacking a...
  • Win for defense: Jury to hear Martin's pot use

    07/08/2013 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Headline News ^ | July 8, 2013 | Graham Winch and Amanda Sloane
    Judge Debra Nelson ruled Monday that jurors in the George Zimmerman trial will be allowed to hear about marijuana found in Trayvon Martin’s system the night he was fatally shot. Prosecutors argued the amount was so minimal that “we just don’t know” what effect it had on Martin. They also accused the defense of trying to "backdoor some very negative character evidence” into the trial. But the defense said the amount found in Martin’s system would have had an impact on his judgment that night and is therefore relevant to the case. The judge ruled she would allow the testimony...
  • Fort Hood Suspect Says Rampage Was to Defend Afghan Taliban Leaders

    06/05/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Manny Fernandez
    KILLEEN, Tex. — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people, told a judge on Tuesday that he believed he was defending the lives of the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan from American military personnel when he went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood here in November 2009.
  • LA beating victim Rodney King dead at 47 after life of crime, drug abuse

    06/17/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/17/2012 | Gregg Re
    Rodney King, whose videotaped 1991 beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers after a high-speed chase attracted international attention, has been found dead in a swimming pool at his home.King’s fiancé, Cynthia Kelley, reportedly told friends that he had been drinking all day Saturday, and at one point smoked marijuana. She said that she awoke around 2 a.m. to the sounds of a naked King beating on the glass.Kelley, a juror who helped decide King’s civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, said she then went to grab the phone when she heard a giant splash from...
  • National Media Ignoring San Diego Report of WMDs In America

    02/14/2011 1:03:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | February 14, 2011 | Bob McCarty
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in San Diego confirmed that weapons of mass effect (a.k.a., “WMDs”) had been found by U.S. officials, but not at the particular port where he was being interviewed by a reporter from ABC affiliate The video below aired during the local newscast Feb. 9 and featured this “money quote” from Al Hallor, the assistant port director and CBP officer, during the interview: “At the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we have not this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found those things.”
  • Abercrombie Admits There Are No Obama Birth Records In Hawaii

    01/26/2011 10:21:06 AM PST · by iontheball · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/25/2010 | Bigone5555j
    Neil Abercrombie admitted to close friend and reporter Mike Evans - there is no records of Obama's birth in Hawaii.
  • . Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dies at 96

    01/24/2011 6:59:50 AM PST · by artificial intelligence · 47 replies
    OCR ^ | 1-23-1 | edcoil
    MORRO BAY – Fitness Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.
  • Allegory of the Cave of the Mama Grizzly

    01/23/2011 7:53:42 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Sunday January 23, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    It was my online friend narciso, the pen name of a brilliant commenter on the day's events, who first summed up this week's folderol over Sarah Palin. "One is struck," he noted, " by how much Plato's 'Tale of the Cave' seems to fit this paradigm ... Those that only follow the networks, or the Times or USA Today, even, are always 'unexpectedly surprised,' when reality doesn't match the paradigm they've assimilated by osmosis." There was a lot of sage stuff online trying to explain what happened and why to Sarah Palin this week, and although I'll mention some of...
  • Abortionist arrested for stabbing newborns to death in clinic

    01/19/2011 2:11:16 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 19, 2010 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2011 ( - Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been arrested for the murder of seven newborn children whom he allegedly stabbed to death with scissors following their births in his clinic. The corpses of the babies were found in a police raid on the clinic in February of 2010, where authorities found what they call a “house of horrors” due to its extremely unsanitary conditions and a gruesome display. “There were bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses were scattered throughout the building,” District Attorney Seth Williams told the Associated Press. “There were jars, lining shelves, with severed...
  • Homeless Man With The “God Given Voice”

    01/06/2011 2:59:41 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | January 6, 2011 | annem040359
    If we are reminded that the year 2011, a new year also brings about brand new beginnings, it is in a Columbus, Ohio, USA homeless man who goes by the name of “Radio Man.” Because of a YouTube video which has gone viral over the internet which demonstrated the very extraordinary radio voice that he has as he would begged on the streets of Columbus, OH. The man’s name is Ted Williams.
  • Iran Hangs One of Seven Suspected Spies for Israel

    12/28/2010 9:26:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/28/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Iran has hanged one of seven suspected spies for supplying Israel with secrets on Iran’s missile programs, and the regime’s courts have sentenced a second man to death for “counter-revolutionary activities.” The regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrested seven people in October on charges of spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency. “These spies supplied the enemy with information on Iran's judiciary, military and space agencies, among other things, prior to their arrest,” trumpeted Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency. Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in a Tehran prison after being convicted of receiving $60,000 dollars “to give classified information to...
  • Vidoe of How to Carve a Jack-O-Lantern With A Glock Handgun

    11/02/2010 6:45:19 AM PDT · by Korah · 7 replies
    My son sent this to me in the email. He asked me if I thought they would let him punch out his ballot the same way. So I checked out the video and it's a guy carving a pumpkin with his pistol.Here is the link to the video Vidoe of How to Carve a Jack-O-Lantern With A Glock Handgun
  • 5 Intriguing Earth-Sized Planets

    08/29/2010 6:47:38 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 36 replies ^ | 08/26/10 | Mike Wall
    The announcement today of a newfound group of alien planets orbiting a distant star has added another candidate for the growing list of potential Earth-sized worlds beyond our own solar system. Astronomers still have to confirm the presence of the possible Earth-sized world. But they suspect it has a radius just 1.5 times that of Earth, which would make it the smallest alien planet yet found, if confirmed.
  • Sarah Palin’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats

    09/17/2008 2:06:21 PM PDT · by GVnana · 78 replies · 700+ views
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | 9/17/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Scroll for updates…Wired News confirms… Sometime early this morning, between approximately 3:00am - 4:00am, members of an infamous group of hackers broke into Gov. Sarah Palin’s private Yahoo e-mail account. The incriminating discussion threads included screenshots of Palin’s e-mail and private e-mail addresses of her contacts. The threads have since been deleted. Hacking e-mail is a federal crime. A TV anchor who broke into his colleague’s e-mail account recently pleaded guilty and faces a maximum five years in prison. The law will catch up to the hackers, but what about the lowlifes who are now gleefully splashing the alleged contents...
  • Seeing Evil: The Arms of John McCain

    05/28/2008 12:16:30 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 13 replies · 391+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/27/2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    What did Chamberlain do? What is appeasement? And what happened to John McCain's arms? One of the little election year mini-dramas making the Internet rounds is of MSNBC's Chris Matthews' insistent questioning of talk show host Kevin James over the issue of appeasement. "What did Chamberlain do?" Matthews asks his Hardball guest repeatedly. Mr. James was unable to answer with historical specifics. As it happens, I've met Mr. Matthews, spending an afternoon with him several years ago at his MSNBC office in the company of a friend who was interviewing him for a profile in the Financial Times. The article...
  • Settlement in NYC restaurant-bathroom lawsuit (lesbian discrimination)

    05/14/2008 5:40:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies · 131+ views ^ | May 13, 2008
    NEW YORK A popular Greenwich Village restaurant has settled a lawsuit with a lesbian who said a bouncer chased her out of the women's bathroom and forced her to leave because she looked masculine. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced the settlement Tuesday on behalf of Khadijah Farmer. The Caliente Cab Company, while denying the allegations, has agreed to pay $35,000. Caliente also will add gender identity to its non-discrimination policy; amend its employee handbook with a section on customer restroom use; adopt a gender-neutral employee dress code; and train workers on the new policies. Farmer said the...
  • Newspaper carrier finds woman (k/a "Prayer Lady") pinned by husband's dead body

    04/30/2008 8:34:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 79+ views
    AP ^ | April 29, 2008 | JIM SUHR
    Newspaper carrier Bruce Pitts knew the elderly couple only by the prayers the wife made for him while he was working at night and in bad weather, but he felt something was wrong when the papers piled up outside their home."It was never like them to leave a newspaper in their tube," Pitt said Tuesday. "That wonderful, small voice inside me said, `This isn't right.'"After his route early Sunday, Pitts went home, napped briefly and, with his wife, returned to Blanche and Fred Roberts' home, just outside Marion, Ill.They repeatedly rang the doorbells but got no answer. Pitts then eased...
  • Obama: I don't need a flag to show I'm a patriot

    10/04/2007 2:49:15 PM PDT · by Baladas · 83 replies · 2,016+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 4, 2007 | John McCormick
    INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – On a day when he was planning to talk about other things, Sen. Barack Obama was forced this afternoon to talk about a flag lapel pin that he has not worn for years. "Patriotism to me, isn't what you wear on your lapel," the Illinois Democrat said in a statement. "It's what you carry in your heart. I don't need a pin to certify my love for this country." The statement, rapidly issued this afternoon, followed reports about an interview Wednesday with KCRG-TV of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the interview, Obama said he does not wear one...
  • Angry Vet Cuts Down Illegally Displayed Mexican Flag

    10/03/2007 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Netizen · 27 replies · 1,890+ views
    KRNV ^ | 10/03/07
    -Snip - It began when a store in Reno hung a Mexican flag above an American flag. That's illegal. While a photographer from NBC affiliate KRNV was outside the business an angry man claiming to be a veteran walked up to the flagpole and cut down both flags with a large knife. -end snip-
  • Fidel Castro 'saved' Ronald Reagan's life (from "Right wing extremists" claims El Jefe)

    09/13/2007 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 13, 2007 | Tom Leonard
    Fidel Castro 'saved' Ronald Reagan's life By Tom Leonard in New York  Last Updated: 2:30am BST 13/09/2007   Fidel Castro has claimed that Cuba had once saved the life of President Ronald Reagan by tipping off American officials about an assassination plot by Right-wing extremists.   The CIA is said to have made 638 attempts to kill Fidel Castro   He made his extraordinary claim in a long newspaper essay read out on Cuban television in which he argued that his country had co-operated with the US in the past. Castro wrote that a Cuban security official stationed at the...
  • Airline Says Woman's Outfit Is Too Revealing

    09/07/2007 12:53:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies · 2,586+ views
    NBC ^ | 9/7/2007 | NBC
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego woman says that after she was escorted off a Southwest airplane, a flight attendant told her the outfit she was wearing was too revealing too fly.
  • Mag: Ted Kennedy’s Secret Love Child a Secret No More

    01/19/2006 11:29:03 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 24 replies · 1,319+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/18/06 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    The National Enquirer splashes this week with a shocking story about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s secret love child with a Cape Cod woman whom the mag says he dated during his days as a swinging single. According to the tabloid’s source, the boy, named Christopher, just celebrated his 21st birthday and is “mature enough to make his own choices about his background and biological father.” Kennedy family confidante told the Enquirer, “This is one of the biggest secrets in the Kennedy family and known to only a few people including Ted’s ex-wife, Joan.” As for the senator, his spokesgal Melissa Wagoner...
  • PETA claims Neverland animal abuse

    01/17/2006 11:57:14 AM PST · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 702+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/17/06
    (UPI) -- Pop star Michael Jackson is under attack from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for alleged animal cruelty at his California Neverland Ranch. PETA has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigation conditions on the Santa Barbara, Calif., estate where it claims Jackson's pets have been living in squalor since he moved Bahrain in June, MSNBC's "The Scoop" reported Tuesday. "Photos make it clear that the animals are being held in what can only be described as cruel conditions," PETA spokeswoman Lisa Wathne told Britain's Mirror. "They're abysmal, little more than holding cells. Jackson must close...
  • Times: Cheney First Disclosed CIA Official's Name

    10/24/2005 9:05:41 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 168 replies · 4,207+ views ^ | Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 10:24 p.m. EDT
    Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 10:24 p.m. EDT Times: Cheney First Disclosed CIA Official's Name The New York Times reported late Monday that Vice President Cheney has been directly linked to the so-called "Plamegate" scandal involving the disclosure of the name of Valerie Plame, a CIA officer. The paper reported that Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby "first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003." The paper sourced their story to "lawyers involved in the case." The Times said that notes...
  • Zawahiri's Advice (Good analysis of "strategy" letter to Zarqawi)

    10/12/2005 5:49:03 AM PDT · by frankjr · 23 replies · 1,034+ views
    Powerline ^ | 10/11/05 | John Hinderaker
    During the summer, American forces in Iraq intercepted a long letter from al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's number two leader, to Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda's forces in Iraq. Initially, only a few sentences were made public. Zawahiri's letter has now been verified as authentic and translated in full; the New York Times publishes the translation, with an article by Douglas Jehl. The letter is intensely interesting in several ways, but the Times' commentary is not. Jehl opens his discussion by saying: "In it, Mr. Zawahiri told Mr. Zarqawi that the American occupation of Iraq had provided Islamic militants with a...
  • China Names Condom for Bill Clinton

    09/20/2005 9:19:01 PM PDT · by JoeBob · 22 replies · 743+ views
    NewsMax ^ | September 20, 2005 | Unknown
    Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 11:46 a.m. EDTChina Names Condom for Bill Clinton A Chinese company is honoring ex-president Bill Clinton by naming a new line of condoms after him - along with a companion line of condoms that will be named after his ex-girlfriend, Monica Lewinsky. Reports Britain's Sky News: The Guangzhou Haokian Bio-science company has registered their names as trademarks for the contraceptives. The condoms will display Chinese spellings: Kelitun and Laiwensiji. A 12-pack of Clintons is expected to cost $5.00, with Lewinskys selling at a discounted price of just over $3.00. The manufacturer's general manager, Liu Wenhua, told...
  • Atta's father praises London bombs

    07/20/2005 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 36 replies · 880+ views
    CNN ^ | 07.20.2005 | Ayman Mohyeldin
    CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow. Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers. Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir's son, Mohamed Atta,...