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  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Opinion: MMA Need Not Support Donald Trump

    02/23/2016 12:06:04 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Sherdog ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Danny Acosta
    Take a look back in mixed martial arts history at Genki Sudo’s post-fight celebrations. The cerebral “Neo-Samurai” would raise a flag sporting many other nations’ flags, with bold text that read, “We are All One.” MMA has reached increased visibility across the globe since Sudo’s time. With America’s divisive 2016 presidential election in full swing, it’s time to join an international chorus -- it includes France’s prime minister, the United Nations’ human rights commissioner, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Holland’s foreign minister and many, many more -- in condemning Donald Trump’s candidacy. Trump’s absurd quotes are proving the American political process...
  • David Ortiz Further Cements Hall Of Fame Career With 500th Home Run

    09/12/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Nicholas Goss
    David Ortiz has provided Boston Red Sox fans with countless memories. He helped end the 86-year World Series drought in 2004, played a key role in raising another championship banner in 2007 and won MVP of the 2013 World Series in one of the most historic performances in postseason history. In addition to that playoff success, Big Papi has created many more special moments with walk-off hits, towering home runs and an engaging personality. Ortiz reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame-worthy career Saturday by hitting his 500th career home run in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays....
  • US Attorney: Boston Marathon Bombing Not a Religious Crime, It Was Political

    05/15/2015 7:09:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz stated that the Boston Marathon Bombing was not a religious crimeit was a political crime at a press conference on Friday. Ortiz said, Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of all Muslims. This was not a religious crime. And it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs.
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Sex-seeking woman attacks boyfriend in PSL, report states

    04/25/2012 4:34:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A 34-year-old woman accused of attacking her boyfriend after he declined to have sex with her was arrested on a misdemeanor charge, according to a recently released affidavit. The boyfriend of Stacey Ann Ortiz told Port St. Lucie police April 18 they'd been drinking at a friend's home and came back to go to bed. The boyfriend said he wanted to watch TV, while Ortiz wanted to have sex.
  • Mexican Soccer Star "El Gato" Arrested in Kidnapping Case

    01/10/2012 2:14:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 08, 2012 | Associated Press and El Universal
    Former Mexican international soccer player Omar "El Gato" Ortiz has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a major kidnapping ring, Mexican police announced Sunday. Ortiz, whose nickname means The Cat, was accused of aiding a gang which is wanted for the abduction of at least 20 victims, including the husband of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, the security spokesman for Nuevo Len state, Jorge Domene, told El Universal Saturday.
  • SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage

    11/27/2011 6:10:03 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-27-2011 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons.
  • SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage [Jose Guerena Ortiz]

    11/27/2011 2:17:58 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/27/11 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons. An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood until an armored vehicle pulled into the family's driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready. They were a sheriff's department SWAT team who had come to execute a search warrant. But Vanessa Guerena insisted she had no idea, when she heard a "boom" and saw a dark-suited man pass by...
  • Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers

    07/19/2011 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:33 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles. Aaron Swartz, 24, of Cambridge, was accused of stealing the documents from JSTOR, a popular research subscription service that offers digitized copies of more than 1,000 academic journals and documents, some dating back to the 17th century. In an indictment released Tuesday, prosecutors say Swartz stole 4.8 million articles between September 2010 and January after breaking into a computer wiring closet on MIT's campus. Swartz, then a student at the...
  • Solomon Ortiz Concedes to GOP Challenger (TX-27)

    11/22/2010 6:54:15 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 72 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/22/10 | Tricia Miller
    Rep. Solomon Ortiz conceded to his Republican challenger Monday night, according to a regional representative of the National Republican Congressional Committee who is in Texas 27th district. The Texas Democrat called challenger Blake Farenthold, a former radio talk-show host, as the last county in his district worked toward wrapping up its recount. The Farenthold victory brings the net Republican House pickups this cycle to 62 seats, with four House races still outstanding from the midterm elections. The Republican was on Capitol Hill last week for freshman orientation. Ortiz asked for the recount, which cost him $23,500, after the original unofficial...
  • Breaking News: Ortiz's request for recount denied

    11/10/2010 4:09:39 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies · 2+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 11-10-10 | Emma Perez-Trevino
    U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortizs petition for a recount of votes cast for the U.S. House of Representatives from District 27 has been denied. Texas Secretary of State Director of Elections Ann McGeehan said Ortiz' request was rejected because of specific defects in it. Ortiz has until Nov. 24 to amend the petition and submit a corrected one. McGeehan notified Ortiz in a letter dated today that he failed to include all precinct polls in District 27 in the requested recount and that his deposit of $11,500 was not sufficient and instead should be $23,500. Ortiz also failed to note...
  • Texas US Rep. picks up 7 new votes; still trails

    11/04/2010 7:09:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Victoria Advocate ^ | 4 Nov 2010 | WILL WEISSERT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz picked up seven votes after a bag of previously uncounted ballots was discovered in his South Texas district. But the Corpus Christi Democrat still trails Republican ex-small business-owner Blake Farenthold by seven votes. Ortiz has refused to concede a House seat he's held for nearly three decades and is mulling whether to seek a formal recount. Seven ballots, all marked for the Democrat, where discovered in Nueces County and certified at the courthouse in Corpus Christi - evidence, Ortiz says, that the race remains too close to call. The seven votes leaves...
  • Ortiz may consider recount in race against Farenthold

    11/03/2010 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Helotes · 10 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 11/3/10 | EMMA PEREZ-TREVINO
    Ortiz weighing his options; may consider recount Comments 0 November 03, 2010 1:43 PM By EMMA PEREZ-TREVINO, The Brownsville Herald U.S. Representative Solomon P. Ortiz is weighing his options following his Election Day loss to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold. One of the options Ortiz is considering is requesting a recount, his communications director said. Ortizs spokesman Jose Borjon said that a statement regarding the congressmans plan would be released today.
  • Blake Farenthold (R) beats US Rep. Solomon Ortiz by 799 votes (Huge Upset in TX 27)

    11/02/2010 10:39:36 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 19 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | November 3, 2010 | Corpus Christi Caller-Times
    Blake Farenthold (R) beats US Rep. Solomon Ortiz by 799 votes
  • Texas Rep. Solomon Ortiz' use of Congressional travel stipends under investigation

    08/31/2010 12:36:19 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Watchdog ^ | August 31, 2010 | Lee Ann O'Neal
    The Wall Street Journal reports today that Rep. Solomon Ortiz has been contacted by House investigators who are looking into the use of overseas travel stipends, according to lawmakers who were also contacted. This follows the newspaper's reporting in March that stipends had been used for unauthorized purposes, and that some lawmakers were apparently ignorant of the rules governing use of the money. Congressional rules say the daily travel funds, called a per diem, must be spent on meals, cabs and other travel expenses. But when lawmakers travel, many of their meals and expenses are picked up by other people,...
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIOU.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • ...Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen

    12/07/2009 9:56:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 684+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | December 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Capture of Three Members of Colombian Terrorist Group Charged with Hostage-Taking of U.S. Citizen PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JOHN V. GILLIES, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Miami Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and MICHELE M. LEONHART, the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), announced today the arrest of EDILBERTO BERRIO ORTIZ, a/k/a "El Gavilan," ALEJANDRO PALACIOS RENGIFO, a/k/a "El Gato," a/k/a "Yimi," and ANDERSON CHAMAPURO DOGIRAMA, a/k/a "El Tigre," a/k/a "Dairon," three members of the...
  • Drip, Drip Towards Infamy

    07/30/2009 9:22:23 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 314+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/30/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Today, the New York Times provided a report that confirms what a lot of people have suspected. Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were among the 104 major league players listed as having tested positive for performance-enhancing substances in 2003, lawyers with knowledge of the results told The New York Times. The two were key members of the Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams in 2004 and 2007. The lawyers did not name the substances Ramirez and Ortiz tested positive for, The Times reported.
  • Times: Manny, Ortiz tested positive in '03

    07/30/2009 10:51:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 1,310+ views
    MLB ^ | 30 July 2009 | Tom Singer
    Boston's erstwhile slugging duo reportedly on list of 104 According to lawyers who spoke to the The New York Times, and whose names were not revealed, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are on the list of 104 players who tested positive in Major League Baseball's 2003 survey testing for performance-enhancing drugs, testing that was agreed to and conducted only on the condition that the results would remain anonymous. Ortiz and Ramirez were members of the Boston Red Sox at the time and helped the club end an 86-year streak in which they hadn't won a World Series. Results from the...
  • Ortiz easily outduels McCain in Portland

    07/22/2008 2:14:29 PM PDT · by CoastieMike · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Lawrence (MA) Eagle Tribune ^ | 7/22/2008 | Bill Burt
    PORTLAND, Maine Poor John McCain. Tonight was supposed to be republican presidential hopeful's night in southern Maine. A chance to make a blue state Maine has voted for a democrat for president in the last four elections a red one. But Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, among a handful of the most popular human beings who reside in New England, needed to get some at-bats about five miles to the north at Hadlock Field, home of the Red Sox Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs. And with Ortiz followed all of the local sportscasters, news anchors and...
  • Diary of a Mad Brown Woman

    04/30/2008 1:39:23 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 1 replies · 315+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 04/30/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    Congressman Tancredo (R-Colorado) joined Congressman Ortiz in Brownsville on Tuesday for a joint committee meeting regarding the proposed fence building to attempt to curb illegal immigration (amongst other things) in the area. Not surprisingly, Tancredo was met with a rather cold reception with his known favoritism towards building the fence. It really isnt a border to most of us who live down here said Betty Perez local activist. No need to guess which side shes advocating. Now, on the not so stereo-typical side, youve got me to give you some insight into uber minority: the endangered Republican Female Mexican American...
  • UFC: Tito Ortiz/Ken Shamrock 3 (FREE on SPIKE TV TONIGHT 7PM CT)

    10/10/2006 2:27:34 PM PDT · by Echo Talon · 27 replies · 1,165+ views
    Well, just a heads up. Ortiz vs. Shamrock will be on tonight at 7PM Central time on Spike TV(Direct TV Channel 325) Enjoy.
  • Ortiz Says He Should Still Be Considered for MVP (Says Teammates Are Lousy)

    09/11/2006 5:45:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 303+ views
    ESPN ^ | Sep. 11, 2006
    David Ortiz, the American League leader in home runs and RBI, says Boston's fall from the American League playoff race should not disqualify him from the race for the AL's Most Valuable Player award. David Ortiz Designated Httr Boston Red Sox Profile 2006 SEASON STATISTICS GM HR RBI R OBP AVG 133 48 127 103 .402 .288 But Ortiz told reporters after the Red Sox's 9-3 win over the Royals on Sunday that he thinks that's what's going to happen. "I'll tell you one thing," Ortiz said. "If I get 50 home runs and 10 more RBI [which would give...
  • Official Matt Hamill Website is Now Up

    08/04/2006 5:45:49 PM PDT · by kokonut · 7 replies · 1,942+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | August 4, 2006 | MM
    Official announcement directly from Matt Hamill to Kokonut Pundits about his new and exciting website. -See Matt challenges Mike Bisping on his website!-
  • Sherdog MMA Posts Rare Pixs Link of Tito Ortiz

    07/25/2006 7:38:16 AM PDT · by kokonut · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 25, 2006 | MM
    Rare Post Fight Pictures of Matt Hamill and Tito Ortiz
  • Rare Post Fight Pictures of Matt Hamill and Tito Ortiz

    07/24/2006 10:42:24 PM PDT · by kokonut · 1 replies · 1,585+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 24, 2006 | MM
    Matt Hamill sent me pictures of himself with Tito Ortiz and his buddies. You won't find these pictures anywhere else on the internet except on ...
  • Wives expect vindicated Guard soldiers home soon

    07/24/2006 7:13:22 PM PDT · by Palladin · 29 replies · 776+ views
    Williamsport Sun Gazette ^ | July 24, 2006 | Mark Maroney
    Wives expect vindicated Guard soldiers home soon By MARK MARONEY -- Spc. Nathan B. Lynn, left, and Sgt. Milton Ortiz Jr. get ready to leave their base for a patrol in February. The two men are due home soon, their wives said Sunday. Their husbands are coming home soon, and theyre as happy as can be. Roni Lynn, 21, of South Williamsport, the wife of 21-year-old National Guardsman Spc. Nathan B. Lynn, who had been accused of unlawfully killing an Iraqi civilian, said Sunday that charges have been dismissed against him and he may be home as early as...
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • CA Field Poll: Lt Gov, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Sec of State

    06/03/2006 9:11:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Field Poll ^ | 3 June 2006
    Field Poll link Lt. Governor (Democratic): In the contested Democratic primary for Lt. Governor, State Senator Jackie Speier has pulled ahead of State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and State Senator Liz Figueroa. The current poll finds Speier the choice of 30% of likely Democratic primary voters, with Garamendi at 25% and Figueroa far behind at 8%. More than one in three voters (37%) are undecided. The current findings are a reversal of voter preferences from April when Garamendi held the lead over Speier. Attorney General (Democratic): Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown continues to hold a comfortable lead over Los Angeles...
  • Man held in wife's strangling

    03/19/2006 9:17:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 149+ views
    NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- A New York City man is being held for allegedly strangling his 28-year-old wife, who was found dead in her bed by police. Segundo Aurelio Ortiz, 36, was arrested and charges are pending, the police said. Maria Graciella Calle, the mother of two, was found dead in her apartment Friday after her uncle broke down the door because she did not show up at work at a bakery, The New York Daily News reported Sunday. "He was a controlling guy," said the victim's brother, Carlos Cardenas. "He wouldn't let her go out. My sister...
  • A dramatic toast to the President

    10/17/2005 8:37:08 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 867+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like the exploits of 21st-century special operators including U.S. Navy SEALs, Army Delta soldiers, Force Recon Marines, Air Force commandos, and CIA paramilitary operatives stories of men like Ortiz are rarely gleaned from books, newspapers, and magazines. Their incredibly dangerous work often goes unseen and is thankless.
  • California's stem cell debacle

    06/07/2005 8:13:47 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 157+ views ^ | June 7, 2005 |
    In the elections last November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to spend over three billion dollars of taxpayer money for stem cell research. Celebrities came pouring out of the woodwork, (and the Betty Ford Center) to praise the initiative, and pump up the minions with unfounded claims about the potential for stem cell research. Christopher Reeves name was thrown out more than a few times, even though almost every doctor admitted that it would be extremely doubtful that stem cells could have prolonged his life. Reeves, and other people with debilitating illnesses like childhood Diabetes, MS, and Alzheimers may someday be helped...
  • Cong. Solomon Ortiz, Southern Border is under Siege"

    03/05/2005 8:59:04 AM PST · by JustAnotherSavage · 34 replies · 1,570+ views
    LOU DOBBS/CNN ^ | 3/04/05 | Transcript-aired 3/4/5
    Congressman Solomon Ortiz of Texas testified this week during a House hearing on border security saying our southern border is under siege. Congressman Ortiz is co-chair of the House Border Caucus. ORTIZ: I am very dismayed, very discouraged, because we were led to believe that they were going to fund the recommendations given by the 9/11 commission. Now, they came up with 210 border patrol people, that doesn't even cover attrition rates in one border patrol sector. DOBBS: And you before your committee pointed out Admiral Loy's concerns about border security, specifically the threat of terrorism, al Qaeda linking up...
  • House to vote on (Sensenbrenner's HR418) immigration bill

    02/10/2005 9:58:11 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies · 2,031+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although reshaping U.S. immigration law is a priority of President Bush's second term, his proposal for a guestworker program wasn't on the table as the Republican-controlled House took up an immigration bill this week. Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, sponsor of the bill scheduled for a vote Thursday, said his legislation deals with border security. Including Bush's guestworker proposal or other measures would muddy the debate and mark all immigrants as terrorists, he said. "I think they are two separate issues. The immigration question is something the Judiciary Committee will handle later on,"
  • National ID Cards Coming Up For A Vote This Week

    02/09/2005 11:36:18 AM PST · by kimber · 80 replies · 1,957+ views
    Gun Owner of America ^ | February 9, 2005 | Larry Pratt
    The National ID card is back in the news, as Congress is getting set once again to debate the issue. You will remember that late last year, Congress passed (and the President signed) legislation which starts us down the road to a National ID card. In the name of preventing alien terrorists from operating in this country, the so-called Intelligence Reform bill gave federal bureaucrats unprecedented new powers to force changes in state-issued driver's licenses -- including, possibly, the addition of computer chip technology that can facilitate the tracking of all U.S. citizens. Now, the House will be debating new...

    02/09/2005 2:45:27 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 14 replies · 924+ views
    H.R.418 is a measure before the House that will strictly control use of drivers'licences by illegal aliens and Grsssfire has sent a petition with over 110,000 signatures to Congress urging their support. They also gave a phone number,202-224-3121, by which one can contact one's representative in DC. To my amazement I delivered my message to my congressman's office in less than two minutes! Everyone concerned about illegals and the threat some potentially pose to national security should become involved!
  • DeLay Sees Chance of Immigration Deal(Time to Email DeLay!)

    02/09/2005 9:01:35 AM PST · by kellynla · 125 replies · 2,405+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/9/2005 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 - Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, said Tuesday that conservatives might be able to compromise with President Bush on his proposal allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States legally. Such a compromise could entail, for example, requiring illegal immigrants to return to their native countries to apply for the program, Mr. DeLay said. Advertisement Mr. DeLay said he talked recently with the president, who has advocated a guest worker program that would be open to workers who are currently in the country illegally as well as to newcomers.
  • CA: LA supervisors re-approve use of consular cards

    02/08/2005 6:27:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue to accept identification cards issued by foreign consulates but to train county employees to help them detect fraudulent cards. The decision came after Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced he had been given a fraudulent Mexican identification card with his own photo on it and urged fellow supervisors not to accept the cards. The motion passed by a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Gloria Molina, Yvonne B. Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky in favor, and Antonovich and Don Knabe voting against the measure. The Mexican consular cards are by far the...
  • Border Patrol Releases Immigrants at Bus Station (Intruders from Special Interest Countries)

    02/08/2005 8:19:18 AM PST · by Spiff · 26 replies · 910+ views
    KGBT Channel 4 - Texas ^ | 8 February 2005 | April Norris
    Click HERE for Video HARLINGEN, Texas Border Patrol Releases Immigrants at Bus Station Reported by April Norris FEBRUARY 7, 2005 - Action 4 News undercover cameras catch Border Patrol agents dropping off illegal immigrants at a local bus station by the van load. How do we know the immigrants are not possible terrorists? You'll soon find out we don't! Could this be a sign of border breakdown? New Year's Eve morning agents pull up to the Valley Transit bus station in Harlingen, open the back of their van and a hand full of illegal immigrants jump out. But that's...
  • Border Patrol Releases Immigrants at Bus Station

    02/08/2005 6:24:38 AM PST · by txdoda · 113 replies · 2,075+ views
    KGBT 4 TV Harlingen, TX ^ | 2-7-05 | April Norris
    FEBRUARY 7, 2005 - Action 4 News undercover cameras catch Border Patrol agents dropping off illegal immigrants at a local bus station by the van load. How do we know the immigrants are not possible terrorists? You'll soon find out we don't! Could this be a sign of border breakdown? New Year's Eve morning agents pull up to the Valley Transit bus station in Harlingen, open the back of their van and a hand full of illegal immigrants jump out. But that's just the beginning, six days later more illegal immigrants were set free, free to travel anywhere they want...
  • Non-Mexican illegal aliens a U.S. security headache

    02/04/2005 4:11:21 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 16 replies · 838+ views
    signonsandiego ^ | February 4, 2005 | Alan Elsner
    Tens of thousands of people from countries other than Mexico illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States last year, creating a growing security headache for U.S. authorities. Mexicans caught by U.S. border patrols trying to enter the country illegally are usually immediately returned to their native land. But Mexico accepts only Mexicans, so any non-Mexicans are checked against government watch lists as a potential security or criminal threat. If their names do not appear, many are released on their own recognizance and told to appear at a deportation hearing often months in the future. The majority fail to...
  • BOGUS BOSOX FAN (Guliani Calls out Kerry)

    09/19/2004 2:37:07 AM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 87 replies · 3,011+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 09/19/2004 | BRAD HAMILTON
    Yankees superfan Rudy Giuliani has a warning for John Kerry, who's been touting his love of the Red Sox as he campaigns for the presidency: Get your facts straight. Kerry got mixed up recently when he told ESPN his favorite Red Sox slugger was "Manny Ortez," apparently confusing Manny Ramirez with David Ortiz. The Democratic contender also said Eddie Yost, who never played for Boston, topped his list of all-time Red Sox greats. "He played for the [Washington] Senators," said an incredulous Rudy, rightly pointing out that Yost never took the field for the Sawx as a player, although he...
  • Marriage of Spain's Prince Felipe to journalist Letizia Ortiz

    05/22/2004 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Tax Government · 2 replies · 440+ views
    Links to Various (no embedded content) ^ | 5/22/2004 | Various (Google search)
    Spain's Prince Felipe married a commoner today, video journalist Letizia Ortiz, in a ceremony that was a good approximation in its pageantry to the marriage of Charles and Diana. And the US media generally reported...NOTHING of it. Please use the enclosed Google-search link to see a list of stories about it.
  • Were watching what you eat

    08/17/2003 1:11:14 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 264+ views ^ | Aug. 17, 2003 | Rich Tucker
    It seems theres always delicious food around -- pizza, burgers, steak -- and Im stuck with salad and low-fat dressing. Im sure Im not alone in pining for a government-funded program to make losing weight easier. Enter New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. He recently sponsored a bill that would establish a state program to create TV and radio ads extolling the virtues of physical activity. Also, the health department would have to provide training to medical professionals -- which seems strange somehow. After all, are there any medical professionals who arent aware that being fat is bad for you?...