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  • Reporters Scramble After Rat Falls From White House Ceiling

    10/01/2019 2:09:31 PM PDT · by demkicker · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/19 | Jessica Campisi
    White House reporters were sent into a panic Tuesday morning after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the press booth. NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that a mouse “literally fell out of the ceiling” and onto his lap.
  • I Played Trump in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Debate Prep. Here’s What It Takes to Beat Him.

    07/30/2019 2:54:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | July 30, 2019 | Philippe Reines
    Before any of them takes the debate stage on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 2020 Democratic candidates will already have put in dozens of hours each preparing. But here’s what they need to understand: Nothing they do to prepare for the primary debates will feel remotely similar to when the nominee faces Donald Trump in a debate. My perspective on this is unique: I was assigned the role of playing Trump during Hillary Clinton’s general election debate prep in 2016. His stand-in. Her sparring partner. The ball machine. Over 17 years of working for her, I’ve argued with and annoyed Hillary...
  • Oh, rats. There’s one aspect of Baltimore she can’t get used to [2013]

    07/28/2019 3:30:12 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2013 | Karen Houppert
    The reported rat rate increased from fewer than 10 rats per 1,000 residents in 2002 to 60 per 1,000 in 2009, according to Baltimore CitiStat. A Baltimore City Health Department report that year noted that “the rodent infestation rate in Baltimore is six times the national average.” More recently, 19,869 residents called the city’s 311 number to complain about rats between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 4, 2013, with a slight bump from 7,579 in 2011 to 8,436 in 2012. (This compares to the District’s 311 calls regarding rodents, which rose from 2,820 in 2011 to 3,010 in 2012.) Personally,...
  • Rat infestation in Dundalk prompting frustration, fines for homeowners

    07/28/2019 2:44:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 34 replies
    ABC2, WMAR-TV ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | WMAR-2 News
    They're pests that carry diseases, multiply quickly and are hard to catch. Rodents are terrorizing a Baltimore County community. Stephanie Yelton of Dundalk called the county to report the problem--and ended up being fined. (Crazy Story!!) Stephanie Yelton was fined for "Rat Harboring" She was not allowed to speak in court and they have placed a lien on her home pending payment of fine
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin [2018]

    07/28/2019 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Vendome · 13 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Deb Belt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday.This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments.Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago it was...
  • #WeAreBaltimore surges to top of Twitter in wake of Trump comments

    07/27/2019 6:43:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/19 | Aris Folley
    A “#WeAreBaltimore” hashtag surged to the top of Twitter’s trending items of Saturday in response to President Trump's comments attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) as a “brutal bully” and his majority-black Baltimore district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” As of Saturday night, the hashtag was used over 17,700 times. The viral item came off the heels of a series of tweets Trump shared on Saturday, in which he railed against the congressman, who also chairs the House Oversight Committee, and his district, which includes downtown Baltimore. “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming...
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin

    07/27/2019 6:49:06 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 84 replies
    Patch ^ | 10/16/2018 | Deb Pelt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday. This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments. Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago...
  • Trump Assails Elijah Cummings, Calling His Congressional District a Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

    07/27/2019 2:26:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2019 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at a leading African-American congressman on Saturday, calling him “a brutal bully” who represents a Baltimore-based district that has become a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” Mr. Trump’s attack on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and leading critic of the president, parroted a segment that aired earlier in the morning on “Fox & Friends.” The president suggested that the congressman was a hypocrite for criticizing conditions in migrant detention centers at the southwestern border when his own district is blighted. Mr. Trump...
  • Rat-Infested Cities, Pest Control Industry Concerned With California State Rat Poison Ban

    07/23/2019 9:44:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | July 23, 2019 | Staff
    California is moving toward an all-out rat poison ban statewide. AB-1788 cleared the State Assembly earlier this summer. But the problem with the ban is that some California cities are being overrun by rats.
  • Joe Biden Had A Very Bad Week

    06/07/2019 7:52:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 6/07/19 | Lydia O’Connor
    **SNIP** Biden “has not at this point changed his position on the Hyde Amendment,” his campaign told HuffPost, and contended that “the Hyde Amendment does not prevent organizations in the U.S. that provide lifesaving health care services for women from receiving the federal funding they need.” Because the provision bans Medicaid, Medicare and other federal health insurance programs from covering the vast majority of abortions, low-income women and women of color are disproportionately affected by it. Democrats and other 2020 candidates quickly slammed Biden for standing by such a policy. “It’s been the law for a while, and it’s been...
  • Did Ilhan Omar commit federal tax fraud? ("Miss America" nailed for shady campaign spending)

    06/07/2019 1:06:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies ^ | June 6, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    My column two weeks ago on Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card mentioned the Minnesota state investigation of her use of campaign funds for personal expenses related to her divorce, plus other spending for out-of-state travel. The report was released today on her shady spending practices in response to complaints last year. She has been ordered to pay about $4,000 in reimbursements & fines, plus file amended disclosures. I’ve uploaded the report, conclusions, and orders in full and you can read it here. Download [800.33 KB] Most noteworthy is this item (that "Miss America" calculatedly downplayed): Keep in mind that...
  • Why Does Coffee Make Us Poop? Scientists Gave Coffee to Rats to Find Out

    05/20/2019 6:38:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 19, 2019 | Ed Cara
    A good chunk of regular coffee drinkers know that coffee isn’t just great at getting them awake in the morning—it also makes them get up and go poop. But while coffee’s laxative powers are well-known, it’s not clear why exactly this happens. To get to the bottom of this mystery, some scientists decided to do exactly what you’d expect scientists to: They gave lab rats some coffee. Their preliminary results, presented this weekend at a research conference aptly named Digestive Disease Week, seem to reaffirm a suspicion that coffee’s poop-making prowess has nothing to do with caffeine. Coffee might also...
  • Climate change has claimed its 1st mammal and more species are expected to follow

    04/16/2019 3:12:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | Adriana Navarro
    The Bramble Cay melomys, a rat native to Australia, is claimed to be the first mammal to go extinct from "human-induced" climate change. (Ian Bell, EHP, State of Queensland) In late February, the Australian government recognized the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys, and it is probably the first mammal to go extinct due to "human-induced climate change," or anthropogenic climate change, according to a report by Queensland scientists. According to multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists have arrived at the hypothesis that "climate-warming trends over the past century are...
  • Rodent gets trapped inside change dispenser of MTA machine

    03/12/2019 11:48:05 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 24 replies
    A video showing a rodent trapped in the change dispenser of an MTA MetroCard vending machine is just the latest indignity for Big Apple straphangers. The roughly 10-second clip posted to Instagram by user subwaycreatures shows the pest struggling to lift a clear plastic cover that kept it trapped inside the change return slot of a ticket machine at an unknown subway station.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters wants to investigate Trump Foundation (What about Hillary?)

    03/03/2019 6:30:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/28/19 | ZACHARY WARMBRODT, HEATHER CAYGLE
    Rep. Maxine Waters, who is leading a probe into President Donald Trump's finances, wants Trump's nonprofit foundation to be the Democrats' next target because of tax evasion concerns. The House Financial Services Committee chairwoman hinted to reporters on Thursday that she may even have a lead in the form of a letter "from somebody who told me about a situation that they want to talk with me more about.” Trump agreed to shut down his personal charity in December following a lawsuit brought by the New York attorney general that alleged the president and his children used the foundation for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Crazy, Dumb, Paranoid, Liar' (trunc) (Cohen $750,000 book deal)

    02/28/2019 2:19:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Martin Gould
    Full Title: EXCLUSIVE: 'Crazy, Dumb, Paranoid, Liar' - these things have been said about my boss...NONE of it is true!' Inside Michael Cohen's '$750,000' book deal and how he pitched the proposal praising Trump just weeks before the FBI raided his office President Donald Trump is not crazy. Nor is he dumb or paranoid. Certainly he is not in over his head. Is he a liar? Nope. And he is not addicted to TV either. Who says so? None other than Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer and fixer who eviscerated Trump in three days of testimony before Congressional committees...
  • Why We Never See Bob Mueller (Has he checked out?)

    02/05/2019 6:39:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/05/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: We had a caller that I didn’t have time for, wanted to know why don’t we ever see Robert Mueller? We don’t see anybody in that office. And the media doesn’t try to track ’em down. They are protected like you can’t believe. The media’s not gonna do one thing to discredit those - I have heard of that Mueller is not even really running the show now that Weissmann is. I’ve actually heard more than that, but I can’t confirm so I don’t want to say any more than that. Not that he’s gone, but that he checked...
  • Extremist anti-immigration group’s video of Ruben Gallego’s home reported to Capitol Police

    02/03/2019 6:54:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 2/01/19 | Emily Kopp
    A fringe far-right group has been reported to U.S. Capitol Police for posting photos of Rep. Ruben Gallego’s home on social media and filming outside of his neighborhood. The Southern Poverty Law Center alerted Gallego’s office to the posts, citing the group’s violent rhetoric and ties to white supremacists as reasons for concern. Three members of the Patriot Movement AZ, an extreme anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim advocacy group active in Arizona and Southern California, posted a video to Facebook Wednesday filmed outside of Gallego’s gated neighborhood mocking the congressman for opposing a border wall.
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 107 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison

    01/10/2019 12:46:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    •President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will testify at the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7, he said. •Cohen is due to begin a three-year prison term in March for a range of crimes that include ones related to Trump. •Cohen admitted facilitating payments to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump. He also admitted lying to Congress about the extent of Trump's involvement in an aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.