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  • Canada's golden boy Trudeau sinks in polls as scandal takes toll

    04/09/2019 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2019 12:17 PM | Steve Scherer
    When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in late 2015, he was a political golden boy who seemed destined to build on the legend of his father, who led the country for more than 15 years. But six months ahead of an October election, polls suggest the 47-year-old politician with the broad smile and a penchant for colorful socks could become the first prime minister to lose power after a single majority mandate since the 1930s. Trudeau is mired in a relentless scandal over alleged interference in a corporate corruption case that has led to the resignations of two...
  • South Africa: Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions

    04/07/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 68 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 April 2019
    Accomplice poachers told the victim's family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. ...A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,"
  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • Why My Wife And I Decided To Abort Our Unborn Gay Son [SATIRE]

    03/01/2019 4:54:20 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 84 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 28, 2019 | Stephen Lavedas
    My girlfriend and I recently found out she is pregnant. I told her I’d support her and the baby, and secretly started saving for an engagement ring. She said she thought I would have wanted her to get an abortion. I didn’t—at least at first. She was excited and started planning the nursery. It took me two months to save up, but I finally got on one knee and popped the question. She cried and said yes. I’m still scared about being a dad, but I’ve got a good job and so does she. We’ll make a great family, just...
  • Thief steals former Maryland Sen. Mikulski's famed footstool, employee reports

    02/02/2019 6:45:47 PM PST · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Lillian Reed
    At 4 feet 11, former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski almost stood a little shorter this week after a thief stole her famous footstool out of a car in Hampden. Mikulski’s signature footstool, which she uses for speaking engagements, was stolen out of an employee’s car on Falls Road in Hampden, according to an internet post from the employee Monday. The employee posted the story to the social media platform Nextdoor asking neighbors for help after a thief broke into her car and stole a bag containing the collapsible stool. She believed the thief mistook the bag for a purse and...
  • I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon.

    12/26/2018 9:30:48 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/25/2018 | Austin Murphy
    I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon. Austin MurphyAuthor and longtime Sports Illustrated senior writerHoliday parties were right around the corner, and I needed a cover story. I didn't feel like admitting to casual acquaintances, or even to some good friends, that I drive a van for Amazon......Let's face it, when you're a college-educated 57-year-old slinging parcels for a living, something in your life has not gone according to plan. That said, my moments of chagrin are far outnumbered by the upsides of the job. There's a certain novelty, after decades at a legacy...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods May Close Field & Stream After Gun Control Policy Hurt Business

    12/06/2018 7:24:53 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:30pm | Posted by Mary Chastain
    since siding with those who support gun control, business has gone down at Dick’s Sporting Goods and the company may have to close Field & Stream: Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during the event that the sporting goods chain’s recent 3.9 percent drop in same-store sales was the result of a mix of factors beyond their control as well as some he called “self-imposed.” Specifically, he said, “the decisions we made on firearms” negatively affected their bottom line but the drop in sales was something they expected. They did not, however, regret their decision to change a...
  • Stormy Daniels' Attorney Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence

    11/14/2018 3:13:31 PM PST · by McGruff · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/14/2018
    Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised." Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday, but there was a confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A. We're told during Wednesday's confrontation the woman ran out of the apartment building and was on the...
  • Man fired for refusing to serve Cleveland cop arrested for robbing same store

    10/18/2018 8:37:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    fox8.com ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jen Steer
    The robbery happened over the weekend and by Monday, Brown was named the suspect and now behind bars to answer for his actions," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott in a news release on Monday. Brown was fired from the same Dunkin Donuts location in July for refusing to serve a Cleveland police officer. FOX 8 News spoke to Brown after the incident. He insisted it was a misunderstanding.
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:18:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 117 replies
    WAPO ^ | 13 AUG 18 11AM EST | by Matt Zapotosky
    The FBI has fired Agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, said FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday — even though the director of the FBI office that normally handles employee discipline had decided Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension. Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI’s repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process. “This isn’t the normal process in any way more than name,” Goelman...
  • Netflix shares tank after subscriber numbers miss targets

    07/16/2018 2:21:03 PM PDT · by Textide · 80 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 16, 2018 | By Lisa Richwine and Vibhuti Sharma, Reuters
    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's subscriber growth and forecast fell short of Wall Street expectations, sending shares of the normally high-flying stock crashing 14 percent on Monday. The company's total monthly customers reached 130 million worldwide, 1 million fewer than forecasts from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, as it added new programming including "Lost in Space" and new episodes of Marvel's "Jessica Jones" and "13 Reasons Why." "We had a strong but not stellar Q2," Netflix said in a quarterly letter to shareholders. Netflix said it had "over-forecasted" quarterly fluctuations in the pace of new customers. Before the earnings report, Netflix shares had...
  • Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at strip club, lawyer says

    07/11/2018 11:10:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | 1:51am | AP
    Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday.
  • ESPN’s AM WokeCenter Debuts To Worst Ratings Ever

    04/04/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 3, 2018 | Clay Travis
    Yesterday ESPN debuted a brand new insanely expensive new WokeCenter AM show starring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. That trio of talent will be making just shy of $15 million a year and ESPN also poured tens of millions of dollars into their brand new studio as well. As if that weren’t enough ESPN also spent millions and millions of dollars promoting the new show and rolled out their entire marketing platform to ensure viewers were aware the show was launching. And, well, the show’s officially already ratings disaster.
  • Northwest Immigrant Activist Says She Faces Deportation

    01/16/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 16, 2018
    SEATTLE - A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a native of Mexico City who has been in the U.S. for more than 25 years, said Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given her a notice to appear before an immigration judge. She says she believes ICE is targeting her because of her activism. She leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest...
  • VIDEO=> Antifa Commie HIT BY TRUCK At Portland Protest

    12/24/2017 12:05:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | December 23, 2017 | Brock Simmons
    An antifa agitator who had been spouting off about virtues of communism while counter-protesting a pro-Trump “March For Jesus” in Portland, Oregon, was run over by a small pickup truck. The unidentified, uhh, person (gender unclear) apparently had some kind of weapon, as you can hear some of the pro Trump command the person (?) to get rid of their weapon. The communist then bolts across the Hawthorne bridge, only to be HIT SQUARE ON by a pickup truck, who had just emerged beyond the trusses of the bridge, and was likely unable to see the person (?) running through...
  • Donald Trump is done (Garrison Keillor)

    11/29/2017 5:53:15 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 78 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 30, 2017 | Garrison Keillor
    It's so sad. Donald Trump is done. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher in New York, his hometown. There are 14 recorded instances of him kicking small dogs, and I have documentary proof of all but two of them. Plus many other instances of him running around grabbing women's cats. Knocked on the door, grabbed the cat, walked away. Just to show that a famous rich guy could get away with it. Where is the apology? No, the man couldn't even get a job as a school crossing guard in New York. Look at him leading his grandchildren toward the helicopter...
  • Wild boars maul Isil fighters to death in Iraq

    04/25/2017 10:36:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 59 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 25 April 2017 | Raf Sanchez
    Wild boars mauled three Islamic State (Isil) fighters to death near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to Kurdish fighters. The jihadists’ bodies were found badly mangled by refugees fleeing through farmland as they tried to get away from Isil territory in al-Rashad, southwest of the city.
  • USA Today publisher Gannett posts loss as print ads sink

    10/27/2016 4:00:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 4:35 PM EDT
    USA Today publisher Gannett, suffering from the ongoing print-ad declines that have hurt the broader newspaper industry, is cutting jobs as it reported a loss in its latest quarter. The company said it is cutting 2 percent of its staff. Gannett had nearly 19,000 employees at the end of 2015, suggesting more than 300 jobs were lost. Gannett spokeswoman Amber Allman did not reply to a question asking how many employees are losing their jobs. …
  • Sheriff: Three teen girls dead after stolen car crashes into cemetery pond (St. Petersburg FL)

    03/31/2016 5:22:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 110 replies
    Bay News 9, Tampa Bay ^ | Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:15 PM | Fallon Silcox
    hree teenage girls died early Thursday when a stolen car they were in crashed into a pond at a cemetery in St. Petersburg. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri identified the three teenagers who died as Ashaunti N. Butler and Laniya Miller, both 15, and Dominique M. Battle, 16. Gualtieri said all three girls had criminal histories for grand theft auto. He said between the three of them, they had been arrested for grand theft auto seven times in the past year. According to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the girls stole the 1998 gold Honda Accord from a Walmart in the...