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  • Obama coming to Charlottesville, VA Friday evening, Oct. 29 to campaign for Perriello

    10/26/2010 1:31:52 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies
    I just heard that Obama will be in Charlottesville, VA this coming Friday night to campaign for his pet weasel, Tom Perriello. No details, times, locations, etc. yet. Check back with this post for further information.
  • Upcoming schedule of Tom Perriello (RAT-VA) (good freep time?)

    10/24/2010 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Perriello All Out Efforts by Faith N Country on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 9:33pm had a blitz this weekend asking for people to step forward and host a "Save out Heroes" house parties. They wanted to recruit volunteers to help get out the vote for their heroes. They were setting goals of 500 parties and 150,000 phone calls nationwide. They have listed people like Senator Feingold, Senator Boxer and Representative Perriello, "who stood tall against Big Insurance during the health care debate." MoveOn is now calling Mr. One Term a "hero." Is a "hero" someone who will continue...
  • Alan Grayson's Unbelievable Dishonesty

    09/30/2010 7:08:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-30-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Remember how Florida Congressman Alan Grayson revealed to the world his shade of psycho during the ObamaCare debate when he said Republicans health care plan was to just "die?" Well, get a load of what he did to his Republican opponent Daniel Webster (you have to watch both videos).... See Daniel Webster IN CONTEXT embedded at the original post here or at YouTube See what Alan Grayson did to his words embedded at the original post here or at YouTube I've followed the news pretty closely almost my entire adult life, and if there was a Republican out there...
  • Chris Coons: Volunteer for Liberation Theology (He's just what Delaware needs in Washington)

    09/20/2010 5:07:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go again. Chris Coons, the freshly minted Democrat selected as Tea Party favorite and Republican nominee Christine O'Donnell's opponent in the Delaware U.S. Senate race traveled to Africa in the 1980s -- emerging as a committed leftist after volunteering for an organization supporting Black Liberation Theology. The controversial religious philosophy espoused by radical left-wing activist James Cone and President Obama's one-time spiritual mentor the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Black Liberation Theology is an off-shoot of liberation theology, a Marxist-driven interpretation of Christianity. And the liberal media -- alarmed at O'Donnell's success and busily running all manner off stories designed...
  • Chris Coons: Agenda 21 advocate

    09/19/2010 3:52:09 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 37 replies
    vanity | 9/19/2010 | wheresmyusa
    I'll make my case short and sweet. DELAWARE GREENWAYS - check it out. Completely stinks of Agenda 21. One only need glance at the links page on their site to see that this organization is NOT just about nice little bike trails. Delaware Greenways Connections - Autumn 2007 "Delaware Greenways was involved from the start of the process and instrumental in shaping elements of the Plan relating to future land use and resource protection. Speciically, we advocated strongly for the inclusion of goals and objectives promoting greater community interconnectivity, conservation of open space,preservation of scenic corridors, and more compact (i.e....
  • Taxpayers Paid At Least $9 Million for Signs Promoting Obama's Economic Stimulus

    09/17/2010 10:42:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    Republicans question the estimates as being too low Stimulus sign ( – At a minimum, taxpayers have spent $9.1 million as of July 2010 on signs advertising the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus law, according to federal officials reporting estimates to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.But the cost is probably much higher since the six government agencies that spent stimulus dollars relied largely on sampling to get an estimate of how much money was spent on posting signs near Recovery Act projects.Most of the signs read, “Putting America to Work,” and they...
  • California state Sen. Roderick Wright indicted

    09/16/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Los Angeles (AP) State Sen. Roderick Wright on Thursday was indicted on eight felony counts in connection with a probe into whether he lived outside his Southern California district since he was elected two years ago. An indictment unsealed Thursday charges Wright, 58, with five counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy.
  • Discovery Channel Hostage Takers Demands [Left wing enviro basket case]

    09/01/2010 12:10:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 295 replies
    Save The Planet Protest ^ | 9-1-10 | James Lee
    [James Lee Demands as posted at] The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue...
  • Way Back Machine | Citizen Spies, 1901 Edition

    08/29/2010 9:58:44 AM PDT · by Palter · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2010 | Jack B. Donovan
    Asking you to say something if you happen to see something is a modest request. But what might induce you to adopt a disguise and spy on your fellow citizens? How about a generous proliferation of vice, combined with a healthy dose of corrupt law enforcement, and some strong encouragement (including a small stipend) from morally minded civic leaders?Out of just such fertile soil, a wide-ranging program of amateur surveillance flourished in early 20th century New York City. Ordinary folks — settlement house workers, off-duty state Excise Department employees, dry-goods jobbers — moonlighted as denizens of the demimonde, going undercover...
  • Mayor Bloomberg says Ground Zero mosque opponents should be 'ashamed' of themselves

    08/06/2010 12:52:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 74 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 04, 2010 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Opponents of the proposed construction of a controversial mosque just blocks from Ground Zero "ought to be ashamed of themselves" for opposing it, Mayor Bloomberg said this morning. Bloomberg said he also doesn't care where the people behind the mosque and Islamic cultural center will get the money to build. "People say, 'Do they have the money? Can they raise the money? Where does it come from?' " Bloomberg said during an appearance on his WOR-AM radio show.
  • Remains of Earth's largest rat discovered in cave

    07/26/2010 7:56:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies · 6+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07/26/10 | Bonnie Malkin
    Remains of Earth's largest rat discovered in cave The remains of the largest rat to ever roam the Earth have been discovered in a remote cave in East Timor. Bonnie Malkin in Sydney Published: 12:35PM BST 26 Jul 2010 The huge rodent, which died out about 2,000 years ago, was three times as big as its modern cousins and weighed more than 13lbs, about the same as a small dog. Australian archaeologists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) found the bones of the giant rat alongside 11 new species of rat, eight of which weighed more than...
  • Feingold is only Dem. against finance reform bill

    07/11/2010 4:35:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | 7-11-10 | ap
    <p>MILWAUKEE—When the U.S. Senate votes in the next few days on the controversial financial reforms backed by President Barack Obama, Wisconsin's Sen. Russ Feingold is expected to be the only Democrat voting against it.</p>
  • Byrd to be buried at (an) Arlington cemetery (Columbia Gardens)

    07/06/2010 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Byrd to be buried at Arlington cemeteryBy ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: 12:08 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Family, friends and employees paid last respects Tuesday to Sen. Robert C. Byrd. His casket was carried into Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va., by a military honor guard, and a line formed for the late morning service in this Washington-area suburb. A single red rose, a spray of white ones and the twang of a bluegrass banjo were in the midst as mourners gathered inside a church. The 92-year-old Mr. Byrd, who died last week, was to be...
  • Ex-con James Traficant doesn’t make ballot in Congress comeback bid

    07/06/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, July 06, 2010 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison. Political adviser Linda Kovachik says elections officials in Trumbull County ruled Tuesday that Traficant was short of the number of petition signatures required to get on the fall ballot. She says Traficant plans to appeal. Elections board officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Traficant was hoping to run as an independent in his Youngstown-area home turf against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. Traficant represented the region in Congress as a Democrat for nearly two decades....
  • Hartford mayor convicted of corruption steps down (Conn)

    06/18/2010 3:04:22 PM PDT · by Doogle · 15 replies · 307+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/18/10 | EVERTON BAILEY Jr.
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez says he will step down as mayor while appealing his conviction on five corruption charges, including taking a bribe and attempted extortion. Perez was convicted Friday in Connecticut and faces up to 60 years in prison, with each of the five counts carrying a minimum of one year in jail. The jury acquitted him of one count of tampering with evidence. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 10.
  • Party Leader Says Greene Advised Not To Run (Really stoopid RAT voters stuck with GOP plant!)

    06/12/2010 7:53:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1,423+ views
    WYFF 4 ^ | 6/11/10
    Party Leader Says Greene Advised Not To RunPlea For Greene To Step Down Continues UPDATED: 10:06 pm EDT June 11, 2010 COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Alvin Greene’s startling victory in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race, followed by revelations of his felony charge, continues to raise eyebrows within both political parties. South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler said she tried to dissuade Greene from running when he paid his $10,400 filing fee. “I wanted to discourage him a little bit because he did not seem ready to run for an office that high, but he was dead set...
  • Where did Alvin Greene get $10,000 to register his candidacy? (SC RAT felon)

    06/10/2010 10:27:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies · 775+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/10
    Where did Alvin Greene get $10,000 to register his candidacy?58 mins ago The evidence is mounting that Alvin Greene, the mysterious unemployed veteran and accused sex offender who shocked South Carolina Tuesday night by winning the Democratic Senate primary, was put up to the candidacy in some sort of political skullduggery. In March, Greene paid a $10,400 filing fee to get on the ballot. But just four months before that, when he was charged with showing obscene images to a woman, Greene qualified for representation by a public defender—which in South Carolina requires an "affidavit of indigency" to prove that...
  • Rat (four legged) in the Rose Garden?

    05/22/2010 4:06:58 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies · 472+ views ^ | May 22, 2010
    No further info available
  • Varmint crashes Obama's speech

    05/21/2010 11:40:18 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 31 replies · 926+ views ^ | May 21, 2010 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A rodent -- type and origin unknown -- eluded capture after invading U.S. President Barack Obama's speaking space in the Rose Garden. Obama was commenting on the Senate's passage of financial reform legislation Thursday when the varmint burst through the shrubbery, scurried in front of the presidential podium, then disappeared in some bushes, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Witnesses said the rodent began its run from the right and exited on the left. The critter's political views were not known.
  • Rodent scurries by as Obama lauds Wall Street vote [Caption Obama/Rodent]

    05/20/2010 3:25:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 108 replies · 2,831+ views
    AP ^ | May. 20, 2010 | MARK S. SMITH
    Obama had just begun an afternoon statement to reporters lauding the end of a Senate filibuster on his financial overhaul plan when some kind of rodent - opinions differ on which - dashed out of the bushes to his right, just outside the Oval Office. As photographers snapped away, the critter trundled straight past the gray podium with the presidential seal and made a bee-line for another set of bushes to Obama's left. It's not clear if the president could even see the streaker, but he didn't show any reaction. And he concluded his statement minutes later, returning to his...
  • Rat plague threatens grasslands in China's Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia

    05/17/2010 1:10:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 05/10/10 | Wang Guanqun
    Rat plague threatens grasslands in China's Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia 2010-05-08 16:44:48 BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- A plague of rats is threatening more than 10 million hectares of grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Saturday. In Inner Mongolia, 5.82 million hectares of grazing land have been overwhelmed by the burrowing rodents, said Zhang Zhuoran from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. In worst-hit Urad Prairie in Bayannur League, burrows pocked the bare, yellowish-brown earth after rats chewed through a large areas of grass....
  • **Harry Reid Fan Club** Greenwich, CT May 2, 2010 YouTube

    05/03/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 8 replies · 305+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 2,,2010 | Palinsmith
    <p>Joe Lieberman threw a fundraiser for Harry. The Dump Dodd team threw a protest. I love these people.</p>
  • Breaking - jurors reported they have reached a verdict on 3 of 4 charges in Palin hacking trial

    04/29/2010 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 243 replies · 8,612+ views
    knoxville news ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jim Balloch
    KNOXVILLE - Federal court jurors reported today they have reached a verdict on three of four charges against former University of Tennessee student David C. Kernell, accused of illegally accessing the private e-mail account of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But they also reported they are deadlocked on the first count, a charge of identity theft. Without asking what their verdict is on the other counts, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sent them back to the jury room to continue deliberating the first count. In their written communication to the judge this afternoon, the jurors said: "Some...
  • Woman gets 9 months for extortion plan with rat

    04/25/2010 5:41:34 AM PDT · by csvset · 17 replies · 620+ views
    <p>APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - An Appleton woman convicted of trying to extort money from a restaurant by planting a rat in her food has been sentenced to nine months in jail.</p>
  • Rat head in beer brings lawsuit

    04/02/2010 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies · 1,275+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/02/2010 | By Moises Mendoza - Houston Chronicle
    After a hard day's work on his Crystal Beach home, Everett Johnston just wanted a cold beer. He grabbed a Tecate Light out of his fridge and began to sip. But, Johnston said, something didn't taste quite right. He said his wife looked in the bottle and noticed a rat's head floating inside. Johnston filed a lawsuit recently in Galveston County against FEMSA Cerveza (CCM), the Mexican maker of Tecate, as well as Heineken, which distributes the beer in the United States, among other defendants. He's citing the severe psychological damage he says he has suffered. The 59-year-old retired firefighter...
  • {California State} Sen. Wiggins to take partial leave from the Legislature

    03/24/2010 3:19:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 320+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/24/10 | Jim Sanders
    Democratic Sen. Pat Wiggins, who has raised eyebrows with occasional outbursts at the Capitol, is taking a partial leave from the Legislature to attend to an undisclosed medical condition. "Senator Wiggins will be here to cast the important votes as the session proceeds," Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday. "But other than that, she needs some time to deal with some medical issues. So that's what she is doing." Steinberg declined to elaborate on her medical condition. The Senate Rules Committee was scheduled Wednesday to remove the Santa Rosa legislator from the Senate Local Government, Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • Prominent Pelosi tailor-made for attack ads

    03/22/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 734+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/22/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's starring role in the health care reform fight may make her a hero in her own party, but it also guarantees the San Francisco Democrat will be the poster girl for Republican attacks come this fall. "She will have a starring role in a lot of campaigns across America if Republicans have their way," said Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen."She is tailor-made for attack ads, given where she is from and the way she looks," Whalen said, referring to Pelosi's image as a well-heeled latte liberal. And while her seat in Congress probably won't be in...
  • Rat out a tax cheat, collect a reward

    03/02/2010 1:16:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 795+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/2/10 | Blake Ellis
    NEW YORK ( -- If you knew coworkers, former bosses or exes who cheated on their taxes, would you turn them in? The Internal Revenue Service can make it worth your while. As tax season nears, we all want to get as much money back from the IRS as possible. And while taking advantage of this year's new tax breaks will put some extra money in your pocket, snitching on a tax cheat could make you rich. In a recent poll from the IRS Oversight Board, 13% of those surveyed think cheating is acceptable, up from 9% in 2008. As...
  • Rat found on flight prompts evacuation

    02/27/2010 1:17:09 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 606+ views
    upi. ^ | Feb. 27, 2010
    OTTAWA, - An Air Canada spokeswoman said an airplane was taken out of service and 205 passengers were evacuated from a flight after a rat was found on board. The evacuation of passengers from Air Canada Flight AC888 came after the rodent was spotted in one of the aircraft's overhead lockers. The Daily Telegraph said Saturday. The flight from Ottawa, Canada, to London eventually was canceled after a pest control team was unable to locate the elusive rodent. London resident Richard Jones, whose girlfriend had been expected to arrive in London Friday after the flight, said passengers on the flight...
  • CALIFORNIA: Outburst by Sen. Wiggins disrupts state Senate panel hearing

    02/19/2010 8:02:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 59 replies · 2,081+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/19/10 | Robert Lewis and Susan Ferriss
    Sen. Pat Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, interrupted a committee hearing Wednesday afternoon, screaming and racing toward committee staffers who apparently had failed to refill a water canister that she found empty after the hearing's lunch break. Another committee member had to intervene – blocking the 69-year-old lawmaker from the young staff members – before an aide to Wiggins led the senator back to her seat. Wiggins has been dogged with questions about her health in the wake of outbursts and other odd behavior. In 2008, she swore at a minister testifying in committee on global warming, exclaiming, "Excuse me, but I...
  • Obama: She insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt

    02/05/2010 12:54:30 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 47 replies · 1,151+ views
    Yes, those are the words of the president, last night at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington. After listing his administration's accomplishments and vowing that "our most urgent task is job creation," Obama pledged to keep fighting for a national health care system. "We knew this was hard," Obama said. And then he described a letter he received from a campaign worker who suffered from breast cancer and has since died...
  • Woman taped handing out absentee ballots in MA.

    01/19/2010 9:10:18 AM PST · by WakeUpAndVote · 38 replies · 4,058+ views
    Election Journal ^ | Jan 19th, 2010 | WakeUpAndVote
    Woman tapped handing out absentee ballots in MA.
  • How Harry got his groove back

    01/12/2010 7:51:17 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 594+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/12/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent the weekend trying to finesse the news that he told "Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in 2008 that he believed Barack Obama could win the White House as he was a "light skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Reid opined that Obama's race would help him more than hurt him win the Democratic nomination. Some liberals have come to the defense of the pasty-faced white guy who speaks with his foot in his mouth, even when he doesn't want to. They say that Reid...
  • Youtube video from visit to Sen. Webb's office

    01/09/2010 2:43:00 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies · 1,403+ views Check out video #2 where Webb's (federal employee) office manager tells the crown "YOU'RE NOT PAYING MY SALARY....."
  • Scandal-Plagued Democrat Senator Chris Dodd Retires at Lowest Point in Career

    01/06/2010 2:40:21 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 85 replies · 3,689+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Scandal-Plagued Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut retires at the lowest point in an overly long, 35-year, political career. The son of a career politician (his father occupied one of Connecticut's senate seats for 12 years), Dodd has seen his already overly long, Senate career deteriorate among many scandal-plagued issues in the last few years, thus leading to some of the worst poll numbers of his career and a near-impossible matchup against his potential, Republican challenger for his seat. Though Democrats gave Dodd a big role as one of the primary advocates of the ill-fated healthcare "reform" pushed by Obama—how they...
  • Easley (RAT crook) Scandal Budget Woes Top N.C. Story List

    12/27/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 657+ views
    The Pilot ^ | 12/26/09 | SCOTT MOONEYHAM
    Easley Scandal Budget Woes Top N.C. Story ListBY SCOTT MOONEYHAM: CAPITOL PRESS ASSOCIATION Updated: December 26, 2009 at 15:54 pm Two governors -- one leaving office, the other beginning -- probably couldn't imagine the troubles that they would see as 2009 began. **SNIP** Plenty of Scandal Helping that cause may be a year filled with political scandal. Mike Easley left office already having squandered the political capital built as an outsider and anti-politician. The image began crumbling when his wife, Mary, landed a $170,000 job at N.C. State University. By spring, published reports about Mike Easley flying around on private...
  • White House Warns Iran to Take Deadline Over Nuclear Program Seriously

    12/22/2009 11:23:12 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 48 replies · 1,619+ views ^ | 12-22-2009 | FoxNews
    <p>The White House on Tuesday warned Iran to take seriously a year-end deadline over its nuclear program, saying the international community is prepared to take the "next steps" if Iran does not accept a U.N.-drafted deal.</p> <p>The White House on Tuesday warned Iran to take seriously a year-end deadline over its nuclear program, saying the international community is prepared to take the "next steps" if Iran does not accept a U.N.-drafted deal.</p>
  • Long email from Jimmy Webb (D-VA) says please send $$ (BARF ALERT)

    12/11/2009 12:52:32 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Dear Friend, You know me. I am not a “Born Fundraiser.” In fact, this is the first such letter I have sent out in my entire three years as a United States Senator. But the time has come for me to begin thinking seriously about what it will take if I decide to run for re-election in 2012. And it is important for me to know the extent to which you and others are willing to help. I began my 2006 campaign on February 8th of that very year, only nine months before Election Day. On that day I had...
  • 'I'm a Celebrity' stars cook rat, get charged with animal cruelty

    12/06/2009 3:23:09 PM PST · by FromLori · 31 replies · 1,155+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/6/09
    Two stars of the reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly killing and cooking a rat to eat during filming. Chef Gino D'Acampo who won the viewer-feedback contest series, and actor Stuart Manning were charged after animal welfare activists lodged a complaint about a segment for the British TV program, which was filmed in Australia, the activists and British media reported Sunday. In a statement to The Associated Press, New South Wales state police said Sunday that two men, aged 33 and 30, were charged with animal...
  • Six Candidates Seek Ted Kennedy’s Seat (Tuesday - polls open 7am to 8pm in every town)

    12/05/2009 7:32:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,513+ views
    MV Gazette ^ | 12/05/09 | JIM HICKEY
    Six Candidates Seek Ted Kennedy’s SeatBy JIM HICKEY Islanders go the polls in the state primary on Tuesday to cast votes that will help choose Democratic and Republican candidates to run for the Massachusetts seat in the U.S. Senate left vacant in August when longtime Sen. Edward M. Kennedy — who held the seat for 46 years — died after a 14-month battle with brain cancer. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in every town. The four Democratic candidates are Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Stephen Pagliuca, a managing partner of the Boston Celtics, U.S. Rep. Mike...
  • BREAKING: San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandal

    11/23/2009 10:52:58 AM PST · by reagandemocrat · 26 replies · 2,381+ views
    BREAKING: San Diego ACORN Document Dump Scandalby Derrick Roach On October 1st, 2009 California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that an investigation had been opened into ACORN’s activities in California, resulting from undercover videos showing employees seemingly offering to assist the undercover film makers with human smuggling, child prostitution and even tax advice to boot. Although ACORN has denied any wrongdoing, some of the employees involved were terminated, and ACORN has publicly stated that they would fully cooperate with any investigations that followed. Interestingly, the local head ACORN organizer in California, David Lagstein was caught on tape earlier this month...
  • Jefferson's former constiuents react to his sentencing (Billy Jeff D-La breaks corruption record)

    11/14/2009 9:03:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,006+ views
    KPLC TV ^ | 11/13/09
    Jefferson's former constiuents react to his sentencingAssociated Press - November 13, 2009 9:04 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana residents had mixed reactions about former Congressman William Jefferson's 13-year sentence handed down Friday in federal court in Virginia. Jefferson was sentenced for taking bribes and given the longest term ever imposed on a congressman for such a crime. Thirty-6-year-old James Womack of Gretna says he was satisfied with the length of the sentence but says a longer term would have set a good example for other politicians who think of doing something wrong while in office. Songy Turner, a...
  • William Jefferson (D-La & significant flight risk) sentencing of 27-33 years recommended

    11/08/2009 7:16:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 942+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/06/09 | Jonathan Tilove
    William Jefferson sentencing of 27-33 years recommendedBy Jonathan Tilove November 06, 2009, 9:04PM Prosecutors on Friday night issued a memorandum recommending that former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson be sentenced to between 27 and 33 years in prison. Jefferson, 62, will be sentenced by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III on Nov. 13. The prosecution's sentencing memorandum suggests that Jefferson, who served 18 years in Congress, may have hidden resources and "poses a significant risk of flight,'' and ought to be immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after sentencing at the Alexandria, Va., courthouse. If Ellis follows the...
  • Republican Scozzafava Endorses Democrat After Exiting N.Y. Congressional Race

    11/01/2009 3:01:58 PM PST · by Kozak · 11 replies · 1,574+ views ^ | 11/1/2009 | Fox News
    Republican Dede Scozzafava endorsed her former Democratic opponent Sunday in the race for an upstate New York congressional seat, shaking up the contest for the second day in a row after exiting the race Saturday.
  • Easley Performance Not Very Convincing (Totally corrupt RAT NC ex-governor grilled for five hours)

    10/29/2009 5:02:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 665+ views
    EDITORIAL: Easley Performance Not Very ConvincingUpdated: October 29, 2009 at 18:43 pm Larry Leake, chairman of the State Board of Elections, asked a pretty good question Wednesday. A couple of days earlier, on the first day of this week's explosive hearings on alleged campaign spending abuses, former Easley friend and supporter McQueen Campbell had testified in great and dismaying detail. Among other damning allegations, he said he and Easley were part of a bogus scheme to hide the cost of repairs to Easley's private residence by listing them as being for air travel. When a campaign aide expressed concern that...
  • Planned Parenthood of VA endorses Shannon for AG (BARF ALERT)

    10/29/2009 12:20:55 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 641+ views
    Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia endorses Steve Shannon for Virginia attorney general. Women are counting on you — don't forget to vote on November 3! Dear xxxx, The stakes are high in this election. As a trusted advocate for tens of thousands of women and young adults who need critical health care and education, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia has a strong interest in electing an attorney general who supports women's health and reproductive rights. This fall, there is only one candidate that fits that description: Steve Shannon. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) enthusiastically endorses Steve Shannon for the...
  • Possibly The Saddest Thing Ever: Rat Stuck In Sidewalk

    10/28/2009 9:50:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 197 replies · 11,823+ views
    Gothamist ^ | October 23, 2009 | Jen Chung
    Reader Wayne sent us this photograph and explains, "I was walking along and texting. Not really paying that much attention. Then something caught my eye. I thought I was about to step in dog shit, but quickly realized it was a rat stuck in the sidewalk. A big rat. It had tried to squeeze through a crack in the sidewalk and failed." Update: Another reader created the second photograph in the gallery, adding, "hopefully this makes it a little better!" We are still awaiting a reply from Wayne to ask if he tried to help the little guy (or gal)...
  • Sentencing for ex-Rep. Jefferson delayed 2 weeks (Billy Jeff RAT-La gets orange jumpsuit on Nov. 13)

    10/25/2009 7:48:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1,284+ views
    WAFB ^ | 10/19/09
    Sentencing for ex-Rep. Jefferson delayed 2 weeksUpdated: Oct 19, 2009 6:28 AM EDT ALEXANDRIA, VA (AP) - A judge has postponed for two weeks the scheduled sentencing of a former Louisiana congressman convicted of taking bribes and racketeering. A jury in northern Virginia convicted William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans, on 11 of 16 counts. Prosecutors said he received more than $500,000 in bribes and solicited millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. The sentencing had been scheduled for Oct. 30. It's now set for Nov. 13 because defense...
  • Insane killer caught after 3 days on loose in Washington (One less RAT voter...)

    09/20/2009 8:03:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 3,434+ views
    Insane killer caught after 3 days on loose in Wash An insane killer who slipped away from the staff of a mental institution on a field trip Thursday to the Spokane County Interstate Fair was recaptured Sunday without injury more than 180 miles away in south-central Washington state. With a helicopter overhead and dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement officers swarming around Goldendale, Phillip Arnold Paul, 47, seemed ready to surrender when he walked out to the Goldendale-Bickleton road about 22 miles east of town shortly after 4 p.m., just as search personnel arrived at the scene, Klickitat...
  • NEW SPECIES PICTURES: Giant Rat, Silky Cuscus Found

    09/12/2009 3:07:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 2,213+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | September 9, 2009--
    It may look like a ferocious mutant from the city sewer. But this newfound species of giant woolly rat is a docile denizen of the forests of Papua New Guinea. On a chilly night earlier this year, biologists Kristofer Helgen and Muse Opiang were trekking through high-elevation rain forests on the inactive volcano Mount Bosavi when a local tracker pointed out a cat-size rodent walking on the forest floor.