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  • John Edwards Took Advantage of 100-Year-Old Woman

    03/01/2011 8:06:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 28 replies
    Show Biz Spy ^ | Feb 28, 2011 | Staff
    JOHN Edwards likes ‘em old. The disgraced politician took advantage of a wealthy 100-year-old supporter to cover up the fact that he had an out-of-wedlock baby with his mistress, according to a new report. Interior decorator Bryan Huffman — a key witness in the federal grand jury investigation of Edwards’ presidential campaign — told American tabloid the National Enquirer that John misled Bunny Mellon, the super-wealthy campaign contributor who’s been dubbed the ex-North Carolina senator’s “Sugar Mama.” “I feel it was a misleading situation and an unfortunate situation,” Huffman said. “She and I found out — about the girlfriend and...
  • JESSE DUPLANTIS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE GOD KIND (Jesse goes to heaven and comes back)

    02/24/2011 5:30:47 AM PST · by Cronos · 90 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | 1988 | Jesse Dupe lantis
  • State begins review of excuse notes for protesters

    02/22/2011 2:11:24 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 20 replies
    JSOnline (Journal Sentinel ) ^ | 2-22-11 | Tom Held
    Staff at the state Department of Regulation and Licensing have begun to review roughly 300 e-mail complaints about doctors issuing excuse notes for protesters at the state Capitol over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Complaints that name a specific doctor and the alleged violations of rules covered by their licenses will be forwarded to the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Letters specifying the complaint will be sent to the doctors at the start of the investigation. To date, the names of doctors Lou Sanner and James Shropshire have been cited in media reports about the medical excuses dispensed over the weekend....
  • Caught on Tape: Phony Falls that Cost You Money Insurance Fraud Costs American Consumers

    01/20/2011 8:31:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    * CBS Evening News Jan. 18, 2011 Caught on Tape: Phony Falls that Cost You Money Insurance Fraud Costs American Consumers $30 Billion Annually By Sharyl Attkisson Like this Story? Share it: Share On Facebook * In Florida, the _Olive Oil Woman_ picks up a bottle of olive oil, pours it on the floor, stashes it on a shelf, returns to her slick and performs not one fall, but two. In Florida, the "Olive Oil Woman" picks up a bottle of olive oil, pours it on the floor, stashes it on a shelf, returns to her slick and performs not...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s New Start - Republicans no longer have the wind at their backs.

    12/24/2010 2:26:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 176 replies · 3+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 24, 2010 12 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obama's New StartRepublicans no longer have the wind at their backs. Riding the lamest of ducks, President Obama just won the Triple Crown. He fulfilled (1) his most important economic priority, passage of Stimulus II, a.k.a. the tax-cut deal (the perfect pre-reelection fiscal sugar high — the piper gets paid in 2013 and beyond); (2) his most important social-policy objective, repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”; and (3) his most cherished (achievable) foreign-policy goal, ratification of the New START treaty with Russia. Politically, these are all synergistic. The bipartisan nature of the tax deal instantly repositioned Obama back to the...
  • I owe it to Gandhi, says Obama

    11/08/2010 8:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Daily News & Analysis - India ^ | November 9, 2010 | Anil Anand
    He came, he saw, he conquered. Every bit of India that US president Barack Obama mentioned in his 35-minute speech was received with thunderous applause in the Central Hall of parliament. The immediate chord he stuck with the dignitaries, including MPs and chief ministers, probably made Obama’s day as he carried out a perfect public relations exercise to capture the Indian mind. The charged atmosphere in Central Hall became evident as soon as Obama entered. He was greeted by a standing ovation! Obama’s speech constantly referred to Indian themes, all of which were applauded by the audience. He began by...
  • CALIFORNIA: Faulty science behind state's landmark diesel law

    10/07/2010 3:33:55 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/10 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state's clean air standards and scientists have spent the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening of the landmark regulation, The Chronicle has found. The pollution estimate in question was too high - by 340 percent, according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged with researching and adopting air quality standards. The estimate was a key part in the creation of a regulation adopted by the Air Resources Board in 2007, a rule that forces businesses to cut diesel emissions by...
  • US cardinal urges Catholics to take ‘St. Francis Pledge’ on climate change

    10/01/2010 6:50:23 AM PDT · by Antioch · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | September 30, 2010
    In a letter to parishes dated October 4-- the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi-- Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles will announce the formation of the Archdiocesan Creation Sustainability Ministry, according to the electronic newsletter of the Catholic Climate Covenant. “We exhort our faith communities and all our brothers and sisters to take the St. Francis Pledge, an initiative that urges Catholics nationwide to pray for, learn about, assess, act and advocate for populations affected by climate change, especially those that are most vulnerable,” Cardinal Mahony adds. “The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic...
  • Constitution omitted from eligibility documents

    09/28/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 | ppsimmons
    Probe into 2008 papers now becomes online video.
  • Obama to Conn. for Blumenthal

    09/15/2010 11:03:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies ^ | 09/16/2010 | Maggie Haberman
    I reported two weeks ago that President Barack Obama would be heading to Connecticut for an intimate DNC dinner of about 50 people at $30,400 a head, and now the White House has announced that Obama will also be stumping for U.S. Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal while he's there. A source tells me the event will be Sept. 16, the same day as the DNC fundraiser, at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn. The DNC event is at a private home in nearby Greenwich. Blumenthal said in a statement, "His visit will make a difference for us, energizing our supporters...
  • President Obama begins 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard

    08/19/2010 8:01:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies
    DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU ^ | August 19th 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - President Obama on Thursday starts a 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, where he can enjoy watching the sun sink below the horizon - instead of his poll numbers.
  • GLOBE Magazine: Obama's Secret Life (phony Social Security)

    08/13/2010 1:02:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Globe Magazine ^ | August 11, 2010
    In a bombshell world exclusive, GLOBE reveals that President Barack Obama has a phony Social Security number and is embroiled in an elaborate scheme to conceal that he is NOT a natural born U.S. citizen! Sources say the shocking new evidence will prove for once and for all that Obama's presidency is illegal. It's must reading for every American!
  • A World Of Phony Prices And Twisted Numbers

    08/04/2010 5:59:39 PM PDT · by blam
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-4-2010 | Bill Bonner
    A World Of Phony Prices And Twisted Numbers By Bill Bonner 08/04/10 Ouzilly, France – Remember our discussion of prices yesterday? Here at The Daily Reckoning, we have nothing against higher prices…and nothing against lower prices. It’s dishonest, misleading, and treacherously false prices that we don’t like. They send the wrong information. They may tell us that an item is plentiful, for example, when it is actually in short supply. They may cause us to invest our money in the belief that profit margins are increasing when they are actually shrinking. They may also induce us to expand production, when...
  • Glen Beck: Mr. Constitution?

    07/08/2010 3:18:43 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Common sense | 7/8/10 | Me
    Mr. Constitution, Glen Beck? 5PM after 5PM, day after day, Beck loves to talk about our Founders and the US Constitution as if he were the brains behind it. He talks about how the resident Alien Usurper in the white house is a communist and how all his minions are avowed communists. And with the last point of all the communists around him, Beck is correct but with the first point, regarding the US Constitution, Beck loves to think that he knows what our founders were thinking when they wrote all the founding documents of this great Republic. He conveniently...
  • Incredible find-Record arrowhead discovered in western Kentucky creek

    06/28/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Palter · 59 replies · 3+ views
    Murray Ledger & Times ^ | 18 June 2010 | KYSER LOUGH
    For Darrel Higgins, finding an ancient arrowhead in a creek isn't surprising, it's actually expected. Finding a record-setting artifact that dates back to an estimated 14,000 to 18,000 years? Definitely unexpected. Higgins has been hunting creek beds for artifacts since he began finding them on farmland when he was a child. But nothing he had found compared to the 9 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 inch specimen he recently found in western Kentucky. The item, described as a clovis point made of buffalo river chert, was submerged in a creek bed when Higgins stumbled upon it. “As soon as I...
  • Rally hails US troops - Blumenthal, Shays, Fabrizi lead in salute (Blumenthal Stolen Valor 2003)

    05/20/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 333+ views
    RIDGEPORT - Maria and Hector Ortiz last heard from their son, U.S. Marine Cpl. Hector Ortiz Jr., the day before Easter in an e-mail.... They miss him, and dozens of others shared the couple's emotions as his name was read at a rally supporting U.S. troops on City Hall steps Thursday... Blumenthal a former Marine sergeant who served in Vietnam echoed Fabrizi's thoughtsWere just so proud of them so proud of this Bridgeport community ...
  • VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference

    05/19/2010 10:08:11 AM PDT · by chooseascreennamepat · 29 replies · 842+ views
    VFW Home Page ^ | 5/19/2010 | Self
    VFW’s Response to Blumenthal’s Press Conference KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 18, 2010 - Mr. Blumenthal is not a member of the VFW and VFW National By-Laws do not allow any level of the organization to endorse political candidates. VFW national did not sanction and was not, in fact, aware that the press conference was going to be held at a VFW Post. This decision was made at the Post level and the VFW Department of Connecticut issued the following: The following statement is by Richard DiFederico, Department Commander Connecticut VFW: “Those who served in Vietnam or offshore or in neighboring...
  • Blumenthal defends service record

    05/19/2010 4:25:33 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 43 replies · 819+ views
    The New London Day ^ | Updated 05/19/2010 06:45 AM | By Ted Mann
    Blumenthal defends service record By Ted Mann Publication: The Day Published 05/19/2010 12:00 AMUpdated 05/19/2010 06:45 AM Jessica Hill/AP Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal stands with veterans as he addresses a report that he has misstated his military service during the Vietnam War at a news conference held in West Hartford on Tuesday. Jessica Hill/APMerrick Alpert, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks to the media after Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addressed a report Tuesday in West Hartford that he had misstated his military service during the Vietnam War. of COMMENTS ( 4 ) AG regrets...
  • Mitt Romney the healthcare 10ther -- will Republicans buy it?

    04/08/2010 8:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 564+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 8, 2010 | Paul Thornton
    Mitt Romney has much explaining to do about his on-the-record support for liberal causes -- affirmative action and legalized abortion, just to name two -- if he hopes to fend off any conservative insurgency on his way to facing President Obama in the 2012 general election. From that standpoint, the darkest blemish on his record will no doubt be the healthcare reform bill he signed into law in 2006 while governor of Massachusetts, a program similar to Obamacare in that it levies tax penalties on those who willfully go uninsured, among other things So how might Romney defend his record...
  • Obama swings and misses at Sox lore

    04/08/2010 7:53:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 1,453+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 7, 2010 | John Kass
    Blame Rahm Emanuel for team’s No. 1 fan dropping the ball during interview What's happening to President Barack Obama, America's No. 1 White Sox fan, is just absolutely terrible. OK, sure, the poor guy committed a grievous baseball sin. But now he's taking a beating, the kind Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano would give his own catcher, or maybe his manager. It almost reminds me of the time CBS' Katie Couric sweetly asked Sarah Palin what she liked to read. Palin drew a blank and reporters never let her live it down. But I say, let's leave the poor president alone....