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  • U Penn Professor Calls Ben Carson ‘Coon of the Year’ on Twitter

    10/06/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    University of Pennsylvania professor of religion recently called African-American presidential candidate Ben Carson a “coon” on Twitter. Anthea Butler used the racist term in a tweet responding to a Sports Illustrated article on how Carson didn’t mind NASCAR fans flying the Confederate flag on private property. “If only there was a ‘coon of the year’ award…” she lamented.
  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obama‘s 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. He’s also a major fundraiser for (drumroll…) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... What’s next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Source: Philly threat tied to website that Ore. shooter may have used (Penn.: Another terrorist?)

    10/05/2015 12:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 4, 2015 | Joe Brandt
    Colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia are bolstering police patrols today after federal agencies notified them of a threat made on an Internet post. The threat was posted Friday on 4chan, the same website that carried postings threatening a school in the "northwest" the day before nine people were slain at an Oregon college, a law-enforcement source with knowledge of the Philly threat confirmed to the Daily News. "This is only the beginning, . . . " the Philly-area threat says. "On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university...
  • Poll: Carson, Trump tied in Pennsylvania (Also Carly to drop to 6% from 8% in new PPP national poll)

    10/05/2015 9:28:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied among GOP voters in Pennsylvania, a new poll finds. Carson and Trump each receive 18 percent support from registered Republicans in the Keystone State, according to the Mercyhurst University Center for Applied Politics poll on Monday. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) trails them with 9 percent. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina next grabs 8 percent support among registered Pennsylvania Republicans. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are in a struggle for fifth place with 4 percent apiece.
  • Tobyhanna teen, 15, charged with raping, stabbing woman, 83; victim in medically induced coma

    10/05/2015 11:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | October 2, 2015 | Beth Brelje, managing editor
    Azaiah WilliamsA 15-year-old Monroe County boy has been jailed and charged as an adult with raping, stabbing and robbing an 83-year-old woman after knocking on her door and asking to use the phone. Honesdale-based state police say Azaiah Williams, of Tobyhanna, attacked the woman on Sept. 24, but he was not charged until Thursday after police say they found her credit card on him and he acknowledged the attack in a police interview. Williams didn't comment after his arraignment Thursday and his public defender didn't immediately return a call. Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards says the woman remains in...
  • Justice Randy J. Holland to speak on Magna Carta [Delaware and Area Interest]

    10/05/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Delaware Public Archives ^ | October 2015 | Delaware Public Archives
    October 7, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., on the topic of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the so-called Great Charter of 1215, which serves as the foundation for both the British and American systems of government. Justice Holland is the editor of the book, Magna Carta, Muse and Mentor, published in 2014 by the Library of Congress and Thomson Reuters to commemorate the anniversary. Among the book’s authors are Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Sandra Day O’Connor...
  • Actor James Woods: 'Hate Crime Massacre of Christians Finally Silences Obama'

    10/02/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Judge
    26 year-old gunman Chris Harper Mercer opened fire on the campus on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven. Mercer reportedly singled out Christians for death by asking the religion of potential victims before firing on them. Mercer was then shot and killed by law enforcement. In a series of tweets on October 2, Woods argued that because the victims were Christian, both resident Obama and the media would lose interest in the story. "NY Times writes a front page story about a hate massacre targeting Christians without using the word 'Christians,'" Woods tweeted, linking to story in the New...
  • Santorum educates The View: Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms

    10/01/2015 7:42:37 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 15 replies
    Live Action News ^ | October 1, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum went on the left-wing talk show The View, where the debate turned to one of the more persistent myths about Planned Parenthood’s services. In response to Whoopi Goldberg asking of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding, “What will you replace it with if you take it away?” Santorum answered: Well, first off, I’m for reallocating every dollar that goes to Planned Parenthood and put them in women’s health centers that actually provide more comprehensive services than Planned Parenthood does. Planned Parenthood, for example, doesn’t provide mammograms. Now, I know people say...
  • Philly Magazine editor apologizes for 'stupid' cover

    09/30/2015 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies ^ | 09/30/2015 | Tommy Rowan
    ---SNIP--- The lead story on the diversity of education in city schools features a photo that has no African American students, even though their school is 60 percent non-white. Tom McGrath, the magazine's editor, took responsibility for the photo, which shows seven students from Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School sitting along a brick wall outside its Center City campus. "We blew it," McGrath wrote. "To include not even one African American child on the cover fails to reflect not just the diversity that exists at the Greenfield School, but also that within the city of Philadelphia."
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mine’s coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Huma Abedin’s Lawyer Was Benghazi ‘Point Person,’ Exchanged Redacted Email with Hillary

    09/29/2015 1:08:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s lawyer for the email investigation has a glaring conflict-of-interest in the case: he was an Obama administration “point person” on Benghazi who dealt with classified information and exchanged redacted emails with Hillary Clinton. Miguel Rodriguez of the Washington law firm Bryan Cave is part of Abedin’s big-money legal team and is already handling communications with the government on her behalf during the scandal. But Rodriguez brings some personal baggage to his role as Abedin’s counsel ... Before joining Bryan Cave, Rodriguez served as deputy assistant secretary at Hillary Clinton’s State Department; then he was...
  • Cops: Girl, 16, Doused School Guards With Gasoline, Then Tried To Set Them On Fire

    09/29/2015 1:00:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 107 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/23/2015 | Staff
    A Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards with gasoline and then attempted to light the victims on fire, according to investigators who have charged the teen with numerous felonies.In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline. According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being...
  • Hundreds of thousands crowd the heart of Philadelphia to bid farewell to the Pope: [tr]

    09/29/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2015 | Chris Pleasance and Kelly McLaughlin
    Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops. The wide Benjamin Franklin Parkway overflowed with the jubilant, who stood in line for hours and endured airport-style security checks to see history's first pope from the Americas celebrate an open-air Mass in the birthplace of the United States. The Mass - the last major event on Francis'...
  • Judge largely denies Menendez, most charges stand

    09/28/2015 5:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Inquirer ^ | September 28, 2015 | Jonathan Tamari
    A federal judge has dealt Sen. Bob Menendez a setback in his defense against corruption charges, denying nearly all of the New Jersey Democrat’s motions to dismiss the charges or throw out evidence. Judge William Walls dismissed four of the bribery counts against Menendez and his friend and political donor, Salomon Melgen. All of those charges were related to donations Melgen made to Menendez’s legal defense fund, the Fund to Uphold the Constitution. But Menendez's most ambitious motions – attempting to have the entire case thrown out for prosecutorial misconduct or violations of Constitutional protections for legislative activity -- were...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • please pray for us

    09/26/2015 5:32:18 PM PDT · by patriciamary · 209 replies
    I have been a freeper for years, love to read the posts and replies. Please forgive me if i posted wrong. But I'm so sad and overwhelmed. My husband who had three stroked committed suicide in a terrible way. My daughter found him. He left us nothing.I am so very worried about my daughter.Please pray for us!
  • 13,000 miles in VW bus: Argentine family arrives in Philly to see Pope

    09/24/2015 3:45:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-24-15 | Moni Basu
    They traveled 13,000 miles in a Volkswagen bus through 13 countries and were only 30 miles from their destination, Philadelphia, when it broke down. Again. By now, they were accustomed to the idiosyncrasies of their beloved bus. Still, after 194 days on the road and on the city's outskirts, they dealt with one more disappointment. But again with the help of Good Samaritans, they got the bus going again and finally arrived this week in the City of Brotherly Love, the culmination of a journey of epic proportions. They had embarked on the long trip to spend time together as...
  • Top 25 Political Donations from 1989 to 2014

    09/24/2015 5:47:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    MERCATUS CENTER AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ^ | Mar 04, 2014 | Veronique de Rugy
    The incentives to use political connections for personal gain grow as the power of government grows. Donating to political campaigns is one way that private interests try to win alliances of government authorities. Over the past 25 years, several of the top political contributors have sought political privilege largely under the radar, with some surprising names appearing among the top 25. ... The top donor is ActBlue, an online political action committee dedicated to raising funds for Democrats. Fourteen labor unions were among the top 25 political campaign contributors. Three public sector unions were among the fourteen: the American Federation...
  • Suspended priest convicted of charges in sex tourism case

    09/23/2015 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | AP
    A Roman Catholic priest accused of traveling to Honduras to molest poor street children during missionary trips was convicted on Tuesday of several charges. Federal jurors convicted the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr. of charges including three of four counts related to sex abuse of boys during trips to a Honduran orphanage. Maurizio was accused of traveling abroad from 2004 to 2009 to have sex with three young boys, a charge known as sexual tourism. He also was convicted of possession of child pornography and illegally transferring money to a charity to help fund the trips. Jurors acquitted him of another...
  • Ohio Valley Labor Crunch Puts Ethane Cracker Project on Hold

    09/23/2015 5:59:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | September 22, 2015 | Matthew V. Veazey
    The underlying economics are still good and the concept remains solid, but the prospect of finding enough qualified people to actually build and staff it is too daunting – at least for now. Such are the conclusions of Houston-based Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR), whose board earlier this month decided to put its "less-than-world-scale" ethane cracker project in Monroe County, Ohio, on hold. "Looking at the timing, we are not able to get ahead of the two other projects," Bob Mifflin, AR's president, told Rigzone. The "two other projects" to which Mifflin refers are world-scale ethane crackers proposed by PTT Global...
  • Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane suspended from the practice of law

    09/22/2015 3:52:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/22/15 | Gabriel Malor
    The slow-motion implosion of former Democratic rising star Kathleen Kane continued Monday, as the state supreme court suspended her law license. The suspension is “temporary” insofar as it will continue as long as she’s facing charges for perjury, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office. The high court’s decision was unanimous, endorsed by the court’s three Republicans and two Democrats.Lawyers for the state disciplinary board that oversees lawyers sought the suspension after Kane was charged last month with perjury, obstruction, and other offenses stemming from allegations that she illegally leaked grand jury material and then lied about it under oath.The...
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Pennsylvania charge man in Timothy Davison's shooting death

    09/21/2015 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Lewiston-Auburn Sun-Journal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    A man already in jail on murder charges also has been charged in the 2014 shooting death of Timothy "Asti" Davison, according to news and social media reports. Davison, 28, of Poland was traveling north on Interstate 81 at about 2:10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2014, when he reported to police that he was being chased and shot at by someone in a Ford Ranger-style truck, according to Pennsylvania State Police. On Monday, the District Attorney in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, announced John Wayne Strawser, 38 who is being held on charges related to the slaying of a woman earlier this year,...
  • Cruz and Santorum come to Trump's defense over Muslim controversy

    09/19/2015 10:19:34 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2015
    Donald Trump got some back-up on Friday evening from two of his fellow Republican presidential candidates in the controversy over the town hall questioner who claimed the president is a Muslim. Trump did not take the man on as he brought up old birther claims and asserted that the current White House occupant is not an American. He's come under attack for the incident, which took place Thursday evening, and he today cancelled an appearance at a major conservative gathering, issuing his policy proposal on the second amendment instead. With Trump gone, his opponents were peppered with questions about the...
  • Delco to unveil 'Wild Bill'statue (Band of Brothers)

    A statue of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, the South Philadelphia World War II infantryman portrayed in the popular HBO series Band of Brothers, is to be unveiled Saturday. The event, free and open to the public, is set to begin at noon at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Park, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. The presentation is to feature the General Smedley D. Butler Marine Corps Detachment and various speakers. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Gianna Anthony, Guarnere's great-granddaughter, is to sing "God Bless America." The eight-foot bronze statue was created by sculpture Chad Fisher. A member of...
  • New parking option announced for Center City residents during papal visit

    09/16/2015 8:41:56 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 6 replies
    6ABC News ^ | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 09:42AM | 6ABC News
    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Parking Authority has announced a new option designed to help residents who are being required to move their cars out of the secure perimeter being established in Center City for the papal visit. The new option allows the owners of vehicles with residential parking permits to park in other any other permit parking district in the city for a limited time. That means if your car has a current, valid parking permit, you don't have to put your car in a garage for 3 days, if you can find a spot. Under the new rule, residents...
  • FBI foils ISIS-related plot against Pope Francis: report

    09/15/2015 4:47:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    WGN ^ | 9/15/15
    A new report says authorities foiled an alleged plot against the pope that was set to take place while he was visiting the U.S.ABC News reported Tuesday that the FBI “quietly” stopped a would-be ISIS-related attack last month. In the alleged plot, the suspect, who was a minor, was inspired by the terrorist group over social media to carry out the crime.“The minor was inspired by [ISIS] and sought to conduct a detailed homeland attack which included multiple attackers, firearms, and multiple explosives, targeting a foreign dignitary at a high-profile event,” read a joint intelligence bulletin by the FBI and...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of today’s polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isn’t running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race –...
  • Barber shop fined $750 for not cutting woman's hair

    09/12/2015 4:28:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    WSB ^ | 9/9/15
    A Pennsylvania barber shop has been fined after refusing to cut a woman’s hair. Barbiere in Washington, Pennsylvania, is described as “a high end Gentleman’s Barber Shop.” On March 11, a woman, Diamond Pecjak of Crucible, walked into the shop after booking an appointment online for herself and her boyfriend, according to the Observer-Reporter Newspaper. After being told no, Pecjak filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs against the shop. The shop was fined $750 over the incident. Barbiere’s owner, John Interval, said he didn’t know he was compelled to service both genders and doesn’t...
  • Barbershop Slapped with $750 Fine for Refusing to Cut Woman's Hair

    09/11/2015 10:18:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    <p>A high-end gentleman’s barbershop in Pennsylvania has been slapped with a $750 fine for refusing to give a woman a haircut.</p>
  • Report: Patriots' broadcast bleeds into Steelers' coaching headsets during opener

    09/10/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    ...Pittsburgh Steelers coaches were getting the Patriots' broadcast over their headsets during Thursday night's game. The Patriots' coach-to-coach headsets were shut off intermittently, the NFL told Tafoya. NFL head of security Jeff Miller was shown on camera while Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were discussing the mishap. Blake Jones, NFL director of football operations, went down to the field to help out with the headsets. The league described the reception problem as "intermittent" and it was believed to be resolved early in the second quarter. Because it was not a complete system failure, New England's coaches were not required to...
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...
  • Would-Be Victim Shoots, Kills Armed Robber: Police

    09/10/2015 9:24:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    A would-be victim turned the tables on an armed robber in Chester, shooting and killing him, police said. The unidentified man was getting out of his vehicle on the 500 block of West Seventh Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday when he was approached by two robbers, police said. When one of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired two shots, the man pulled out his own weapon and returned fire, according to investigators. “It was loud and it sounded like it was real close,” said Kyle Roane, a neighbor of the victim who heard the gunshots.
  • Would-Be Victim Shoots, Kills Armed Robber: Police

    09/10/2015 10:00:32 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies ^ | 09/10/2015 | David Chang
    A would-be victim turned the tables on an armed robber in Chester, shooting and killing him, police said. The unidentified man was getting out of his vehicle . . when he was approached by two robbers, police said. When one of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired two shots, the man pulled out his own weapon and returned fire, according to investigators. One of the robbers was struck by the gunfire while another fled the scene. The first robber, who police have not yet identified, died from his injuries.
  • A Significant Reassessment of the GOP Race

    09/09/2015 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Roll CaLL ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Republican Donald Trump isn’t going away anytime soon, I now believe. That assessment doesn’t mean I think Trump is the favorite for the Iowa caucuses or the GOP nomination, but it does reflect a fundamental shift in my thinking. I can no longer say that with any certainty, though it remains the single most likely outcome. Trump’s favorable rating jumped from 27 percent in the May Selzer & Company’s Iowa Poll for the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics to 61 percent in the August 23-25 Selzer survey. At the same time, his unfavorable rating dropped from 63 percent to...
  • Put an end to forced union dues

    09/08/2015 1:29:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Trib ^ | Sept. 6, 2015 | Mark Mix
    As you watch your children board the school bus for the first day back to classes, consider this: That school bus driver is likely forced to pay fees to a union as a condition of driving that bus. Why? Because he or she works in one of the 25 forced-unionism states in America — states where it is lawfully permissible to force a worker to pay fees to a union as a condition of employment. You're not alone if this sounds absurd. According to a recent Gallup poll, nearly 80 percent of your fellow Americans agree: No worker should be...
  • Last union mine in Kentucky closes ( War on Coal )

    09/08/2015 1:20:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | Sept. 5, 2015
    The union era's death knell sounded in Kentucky on New Year's Eve, when Patriot Coal announced the closing of its Highland Mine. The underground mine in western Kentucky employed about 400 hourly workers represented by the United Mine Workers of America. ... Union membership remains substantial in West Virginia, with more than 30,000 members, largely because that state wasn't affected by the environmental regulations on high-sulfur coal that essentially halted mining in western Kentucky in the 1990s. Smith said those western Kentucky mine shutdowns led to the loss of about 20,000 union members in two years.
  • Green Energy Execs Praised by Clinton Foundation Indicted for $54M Ponzi Scheme

    09/07/2015 6:06:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-5-15 | Lachlan Markey
    Executives of a Pennsylvania green energy company singled out for praise by Bill Clinton were arrested on fraud charges on Thursday in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme. The individuals are facing charges of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy over their roles in running a green energy company that authorities say was an elaborate $54 million Ponzi scheme, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors said the trio lied to investors that their “biochar” technology and “carbon-negative” housing in Tennessee made millions, but they had almost no earnings and used the money to repay earlier investors and for themselves. The scam...
  • Animal Rescue League pulls event at Heinz Field because of Michael Vick

    09/06/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 6, 2015 | John Breech
    The Steelers continue to face backlash over the team's decision to sign Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League has decided to move one of its biggest events away from Heinz Field because Vick's now on the roster. The ARL was going to hold its 16th annual Paws Prints Gala at Heinz, but the group decided to move the Oct. 31 event to Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center instead because of the Vick signing. "While we understand that Mr. Vick has made an effort to atone for his past mistakes and has worked to help strengthen animal abuse laws, we do not...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • Rocky backs Tim Tebow, but wants him to start

    09/05/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/05/2015 | Rob Tornoe
    Go ahead and buy yourself a Tim Tebow jersey, because Rocky Balboa has just endorsed Tebowmania in Philadelphia. "How could you not like Tim Tebow?" Sylvester Stallone rhetorically asked a TMZ reporter yesterday after news that Eagles quarterback Matt Barkely was traded to the Cardinals, opening up a spot on the roster for Tebow.
  • Tebowmania takes over Lincoln Financial Field

    08/18/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 08/16/2015 | David Murphy,
    WHEN YOU listen to Tim Tebow talk about his love for the game of football, it is hard not to feel like a soulless wretch for all of those years you rooted against him. When he looks into your eyes, you reflexively shrink away, as if he is peering into the darkest part of you. It feels as if he knows, as if the snark still echoes in his ears, as if he can still hear the cry of your cold heart as it begs the Steelers to win the toss in overtime. You want him to hug you and...
  • So...How about Tim Tebow autographing a Bible at training camp?

    08/13/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 62 replies
  • Tim Tebow joins Chip Kelly's quarterback crew

    04/20/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Phil Sheridan
    [...] If Belichick, the best coach in the NFL over the past 15 years, doesn't see an NFL quarterback in Tebow, then that would seem to settle the issue. Except that Kelly, who worked Tebow out last month, sees the skills and the physical presence and he can't help himself. It's not just about ego. There's a challenge in finding ways to utilize a player's talents, and Kelly enjoys that challenge. [...] The point is, Bradford is the presumed starter with Sanchez as the very capable No. 2 quarterback. But if Tebow is able to click in Kelly's offense --...
  • Tim Tebow cut by Eagles, report says

    09/05/2015 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Coronal · 48 replies
    Sporting News ^ | September 5 2015 | Marc Lancaster
    Tim Tebow might have reached the end of the line in the NFL. The quarterback, who hasn't played in a regular-season game since December 2012, will be among the Eagles' final cuts Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Tebow Outplays Barkley For Possible 3rd Slot on Eagles

    09/03/2015 8:49:07 PM PDT · by bill12345 · 32 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 9/3/15 |
    The popularity of the Eagles' third quarterback competition between Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow could be seen in the stands of MetLife Stadium, where Tebow's No. 15 from his one season with the Jets was spotted during the team's 24-18 win over the Eagles. It could be heard when Tebow entered the game in the second quarter to cheers of his name. Read more at