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  • Atheists Fight to Remove ‘God’ From AA Program

    10/25/2016 1:20:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A Canadian man is suing Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to have “God” removed from its famous Twelve Step program, alleging discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers. First published in 1939, the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous have a significant spiritual component, and six of the twelve make direct reference to God or a “higher power.” Those following the program must acknowledge their powerlessness over alcohol and their dependence upon God to restore them to health.
  • DATES TO Slick WH: DRUG Scandal About to Rock Hillary's Campaign! Bill's Coke addiction

    Reportedly, Former President Bill Clinton has a serious addition to cocaine, and he once suffered an almost-fatal overdose. He also once secretly stayed a a drug rehabilitation center in Minnesota! Shocking! The report, written by former White House Aide Roger Stone, who served in the Nixon administration, insists Bill’s drug problems started in the 1970s as Governor of Arkansas, and continued throughout the early 1990s. In fact, it’s likely drugs played a major role in why he dropped out of the Presidential race in 1987, as his handlers wanted to “clean him up” for future campaigns. They knew he would...
  • Report: Johnny Manziel plans to go “completely sober” — Friday

    06/29/2016 10:31:48 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies ^ | June 29, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    Maybe Johnny Manziel is taking seriously all the good advice people keep giving him to clean up his act. At least he says he plans to, after this one sweet kegger he’s throwing in Mexico. Manziel told TMZ that he’s “going completely sober starting July 1st.”
  • Let's not jump to conclusions about Orlando

    06/14/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 06-14-2016 | chuckles
    I just wanted to stop and take a breath here before the media hand feeds us a meme that will live forever in people's minds. The initial attack in Orlando brought several meme's out of the woodwork but what stuck initially was the shooters name was Arab so bing, bang, boom, there's the answer. I agree Islam is from the devil and deserves much scrutiny for any philosophy that condones killing women, homosexuals, Christians, all infidels, and of course other Muslims that don't think just like you do. And of course, the automatic gun control effort rears it's ugly head...
  • Frog hit by lawn mower flown to Cairns hospital for life-saving treatment

    06/11/2016 5:42:14 AM PDT · by LucyT · 98 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 11, 2016 | Rebecca Lynch
    A frog hit by a lawn mower in Mount Isa owes its life to animal lovers who worked to fly it across Queensland for life-saving treatment at a special Cairns frog hospital. The common green frog was run over in April by a woman who was "very distraught", FrogSafe president Deborah Pergolotti told 9NEWS. The frog suffered a "deep gash" to his back and the woman called a relative for help, who in turn contacted FrogSafe's Cairns Frog Hospital. The group then coordinated a rescue effort, enlisting the help of a regional airline and an animal transport company to fly...
  • Josh Duggar resurfaces at golf course with dad after rehab stint

    05/07/2016 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | May 4, 2016 | BY Melanie Dostis
    “Three families with young girls were unhappy Josh was so close to them and left the golf course when they saw him and Jim Bob,' a source told the magazine. 'The parents were not comfortable.” Still, there reportedly wasn’t much Old MacDonald Farm could do to stop the two from hitting the golf course. 'The staff tried to be as polite as possible to the angry parents, but it seemed there was little they could do to stop Josh from being a customer,” the source explained. “I don’t know if Josh and Jim Bob were aware of the problems their...
  • Glenn Beck Lashes Out at Sarah Palin: ‘She’s a Clown!’

    09/11/2015 7:37:08 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-11-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Glenn Beck is fed up with Sarah Palin, one of the Tea Party’s real heroes. On his radio show on The Blaze yesterday, Beck lashed out at Palin over her apparent support for billionaire businessman Donald Trump. He called John McCain’s former running mate a “clown,” adding: “I’m embarrassed I once supported her.” [VIDEO] Beck: "I didn’t listen to her speech. Yeah, I’m going to say it. I don’t care what Sarah Palin says any more. Sarah Palin has become a clown. I’m embarrassed that I was once for Sarah Palin. Honestly, I’m embarrassed." That’s strong and powerful, but it...
  • Flo, the Menomonee Falls War Dog, is rehabbing from major surgery like a champ

    10/22/2015 9:09:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Menonomee Falls NOW ^ | 10-20-15 | Ty Schmidt
    Menomonee Falls — It's one thing to have a major surgery like an ACL and meniscus repair. It's another thing to work through the physical therapy and exercises required to get it back up to snuff. Especially when you're a four-legged retired war dog like Flo, who survived seven months of combat in Afghanistan before returning home to be cared for and adopted by his handler, Cody Crangle of Menomonee Falls. Under the supervision of Scott Fellenz, Flo had major surgery in August at Family Pet Clinic in Menomonee Falls. People from all over the world rallied when they heard...
  • Josh Duggar enters rehab, family says

    08/26/2015 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children, is going into rehab, the family said in a statement Wednesday. "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," the family said in a posting on "For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. "In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future," the statement continued.
  • Josh Duggar enters faith-based rehab to be treated for sex addiction

    08/26/2015 6:18:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2015 | LIZZIE SMITH
    Josh Duggar has entered a 'faith-based rehab' to be treated for sex addiction in the wake of further revelations about his sordid private life. The decision comes after the family values lobbyist confessed to having a porn addiction and being unfaithful to his wife after being outed as a user of the Ashley Madison affairs website. It was revealed earlier this year that Duggar was previously treated at a faith-based rehab center as a teenager after admitting molesting five of his underage sisters. In a statement the reality star parents Jim Bob and Michelle wrote that their oldest son would...
  • Gitmo’s Worst Terrorists Skype as Part of “Humane Treatment”

    02/02/2015 1:42:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 2, 2015
    In the latest of many fringe benefits extended to the world’s most dangerous terrorists the Obama administration is allowing Guantanamo Bay prisoners—including a senior Al Qaeda operative—to speak with family via video chats similar to Skype. The captives are “high-value” detainees locked up in a special top-security wing of the military compound at the U.S. Naval base in southeast Cuba. Two of the terrorists recently had video conferences with family for the first time since their incarceration, according to a Spanish news agency that identifies them as Abu Faraj al Libi and Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. Al Libi was...
  • Son of ... Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing ... rehab

    01/06/2015 8:57:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2015 | Dadie Whitelocks
    Complete Headline: Son of controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry runs for his late father's DC Council seat while undergoing drug and alcohol treatment The only son of Marion Barry, a former Washington mayor who once left office in disgrace after being caught smoking crack cocaine, is seeking his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions Monday at the District of Columbia Board of Elections. His father suffered a fatal cardiac arrest last November aged 78. The son, who currently runs a small construction company, becomes one of 23 candidates bidding to make...
  • Hillary headed to alcohol rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A  “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before...

    12/01/2014 5:44:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 11-28-14 | Leon Wagener
    A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before White House” plan to The National ENQUIRER in advance of Hillary’s formal announcement to be a 2016 presidential candidate, touted for early next year. A high-level insider told The ENQUIRER: “Hillary’s social drinking has gone out of 
control! “In a hushed-up incident, Hillary was too tipsy one night and suffered a secret collapse....
  • Fox News Anchor Eyes Return Following Rehab

    09/29/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    TVWeek ^ | 09-29-2014
    An on-air regular at Fox News Channel is working his way back into the lineup. TVNewser reports that Gregg Jarrett, who has been off the air since he checked himself into alcohol rehab earlier this year, is attempting to make his return.
  • Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

    08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 607 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. The full statement is below. On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin...
  • Report: Taxpayers Footing Rehab Bill for ‘Affluenza’ Teen (Ethan Couch in Texas)

    06/11/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Root ^ | 6/06/14 | Breanna Edwards
    Ethan Couch, the Texas teen whose deadly drunk driving was excused by a lenient judge because of "affluenza," is serving his time in rehab on mostly taxpayers' money, RadarOnline reports. According to RadarOnline, it is largely the public who will be responsible for the now 17-year-old's $438,000-per-year rehab treatment. "Recently a judge ruled that the teen should be sent to North Texas State Hospital in Vernon. The hospital's rehab program charges $700 a day, but since it is a partially state-funded institution, Couch's parents would only be charged $38 per day for their son's treatment," Kenneth Webster, a contributor to...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/2014 | By Alan Duke, CNN
    (CNN) -- Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • Colts: Jim Irsay voluntarily checks into rehab

    03/18/2014 8:19:43 PM PDT · by digger48 · 37 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | Chris Proffitt
    INDIANAPOLIS - Colts owner Jim Irsay voluntarily checked into a health care treatment center after he was arrested in Carmel on DWI charges linked to prescription pills. (snip) When police stopped Irsay late Sunday, they found several prescription drugs in pill bottles in his car and he was preliminarily charged with driving under the influence and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. Police said the drugs found in Irsay's car weren't associated with the prescription bottles found inside.
  • Canadian rehab center installs crack pipe vending machine

    02/09/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/09/14 | Sean Piccoli
    A drug treatment center in Vancouver, Canada has installed a crack pipe vending machine at its facility — going retail in an effort to reach hardcore addicts and keep them off the streets. The bright, polka-dotted machine dispenses crack pipes like candy or snacks: Each glass pipe costs a quarter, and rolls off a spindle into a tray. A sign on the machine says simply, “Pipes 25˘” About all that’s missing is a picture of Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford.
  • Biden’s niece enters posh rehab for ‘anger issues’ (First month - $35K)

    02/05/2014 2:57:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    <p>The feisty blond, who has a history of booze and pill addiction, has been holed up in Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive in Delray Beach where the temperature hovers above 70 degrees on a typical day.</p> <p>“Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive is an innovative addiction treatment program for individuals of influence and affluence located on the southeast coast of Florida,” touts the website of the facility which costs a whopping $35,000 the first month and about $18,000 for each additional month.</p>
  • Reason Magazine: Hey, Let’s Reduce Heroin Overdoses by Legalizing Heroin

    02/04/2014 2:32:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a magazine that styles itself Reason, it’s surprisingly unreasonable. Nick Gillespie of Reason attacks Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro for writing that “Philip Seymour Hoffman['s] self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents. Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for sin; Hollywood has no such cultural force.”It’s a point that’s rather hard to argue with. Freedom opens up the arena for individual character to define how people will use it. Freedom alone is a blank slate...
  • Medicare Changes: 'Under Observation'

    01/24/2014 4:08:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 2014 | Kate Snow reporting
    Video 3:03 News story about rehab being taken off Medicare coverage.
  • APNewsbreak: Rodman checks into rehab center

    01/18/2014 5:08:30 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 1-18-14 | DAN GELSTON
    Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. Darren Prince declined on Saturday to say which facility will treat Rodman and how long he will be there. Rodman recently returned to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea.
  • Rubio is talking less about immigration these days

    08/20/2013 12:53:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    yahoo news (ap) ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — On a recent swing through the most conservative parts of his state, Sen. Marco Rubio told a packed banquet hall at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club that major policy issues were threatening the American dream: onerous taxes, burdensome regulations — and, above all, President Barack Obama's health care law. But all Doc Washburn wanted to know about was immigration. The local radio talk-show host asked the Republican senator why he had worked with Democrats on legislation that would give the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally an eventual path to citizenship. "We know you,...
  • ‘That ’70s Show’ star Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43

    08/15/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2013 | (Fox/AP)
    Lisa Robin Kelly, who rose to fame as Laurie Forman on “That ’70s Show” died on Wednesday night, her manager told FOX411. She was 43. … “Unfortunately, Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening. Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years,” her manager Craig Wycoff said. “I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night, she lost the battle.” …
  • Michelle Obama May Take 'Extended Summer Getaway' With Daughters (new vacation digs)

    05/22/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:28 PM, May 22, 2013
    In between all the political brush fires that have engulfed the White House in recent days, President Obama and wife Michelle Obama have still managed time for vacation planning. The nation’s first family is looking to cool their jets this summer at a house in Farm Neck on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Boston Globe. Obama and his family are no stranger to Martha’s Vineyard, having made three previous summer visits to Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark. They skipped going there last summer, and their favorite Blue Heron Farm house might not be available anymore. It was purchased in late...
  • First Family Enjoys Vacations, Scandals Roil White

    05/22/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT · by swampthang77 · 20 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,22 | USBC News Wire
    USBC News Wire- According to a report by the Boston Globe, First Lady, Michelle Obama, is said to be eying a vacation for an "extended period" while the crisis-ridden Obama struggles on, trying to contain numerous scandals. Currently, the Obama administration is struggling to handle an increasing number of scandals. This list is long and includes among others, ethical failings from the lingering "Fast and Furious" investigations to the Benghazi inquiries continuing to Pigford abuse through to potential abuses of power in the IRS...
  • Flashback: MICHELLE OBAMA BOOZE BINGES (June 24, 2009)

    05/22/2013 9:50:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 24, 2009 | National Enquirer
    Michelle Obama - cracking under the pressure of being First Lady - is drinking way more than she should, friends fear. Longtime pals have been keeping a close eye on her White House booze intake for months, sources told The ENQUIRER, and her husband President Barack Obama even stepped in when she recently consumed too much alcohol. "When Barack saw Michelle drink more than she should at a recent dinner, he hit the roof. He told her, 'This is NOT going to turn into a problem!'" a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Barack is overly sensitive to the issue because...
  • Michelle Said to be Considering an Extended Vacation

    05/22/2013 7:06:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 73 replies ^ | 05/22/2013 | KEITH KOFFLER
    With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard. According to the Boston Globe, “Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period.” But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and then stay for two weeks at the end of the summer, the Globe reports. It appears Michelle may be skipping her usual spring excursion overseas, which in the past has included stops at...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    01/02/2013 3:42:31 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2013 | Joshua Lott and Daniel Trotta
    Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported. The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She was admitted for treatment of a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear. Reporters witnessed Clinton leaving the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea, and an aide. They drove away with a security detail and a man wearing a white coat and a stethoscope. She returned...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Speculation Continues to Swirl (Doc: Being treated for 'mood disorder')

    07/11/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Emily Pierce and Shira Toeplitz
    Under pressure to reveal where he is and what his “ailments” may be, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s doctors released a statement Wednesday night saying he is being treated for a “mood disorder.” But the statement is unlikely to dampen the speculation about the Illinois Democrat’s mystery medical ordeal, considering the statement gave few details. The release, sent out by the lawmaker’s spokesman, did not identify his doctor’s name nor the facility at which he is being treated. The statement read: “Information regarding the Congressman’s treatment is protected by federal law under the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and...
  • Mystery Solved: Dem Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. In (Arizona) Rehab For Drugs And Alcohol…

    07/11/2012 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Weazel Zippers ^ | July 11, 2012
    BREAKING: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Rep Jesse Jackson Jr is in a rehab facility in AZ suffering from alcoholism and addiction -@JesseRodriguez — HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) July 11, 2012
  • Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana

    03/08/2012 8:30:25 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 277 replies
    Clem Britt/AP ^ | Jesse McKinley
    Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his five-decade-long career as an evangelical leader - including presidential candidate and provocative voice of the right wing - his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate. "I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. "I've never used marijuana and I don't intend to, but it's just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded."
  • Nadia Lockyer's ex has lengthy criminal record

    02/19/2012 7:25:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/19/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    The man described as the ex-boyfriend who allegedly assaulted Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer at a Newark hotel two weeks ago has a history of methamphetamine arrests dating back 15 years and is facing drug charges in a separate case in San Jose, law enforcement records show. The 35-year-old San Jose resident is the focus of the investigation into the possible battering of Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, at the Homewood Suites on Cedar Boulevard early Feb. 3, according to Newark police. We're withholding his name because he has not been arrested. Nadia Lockyer said last week that...
  • Nadia Lockyer's troubles open door to closer look

    02/18/2012 11:07:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/17/12 | Chip Johnson
    Vetting a candidate for elected office is commonplace in American politics, but sometimes the level of scrutiny isn't as thorough as it should be. Consider the recent troubles of Nadia Lockyer, an Alameda County supervisor who on Tuesday announced a leave of absence following an alleged assault two weeks ago. In an incident that still lacks clarity, Lockyer said she was the victim of an assault. Her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said the attacker was an ex-boyfriend and that the assault happened Feb. 3 at a Newark hotel. Then on Tuesday, Nadia Lockyer announced that she had enrolled in...
  • Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (D), Wife of CA Treasurer (D), Acknowledges Substance Abuse, Affair

    02/15/2012 7:18:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 8+ views ^ | 02/14/2012 | Josh Richman
    Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California treasurer, acknowledges substance abuse, affair (Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer at a public event in San Leandro, Calif., April 22, 2011.) Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said Tuesday that she's in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair culminated in a beating by her ex-lover. The announcement marked a sharp turn in the career of a woman who at 40 had been seen as a rising star in California politics. The scandal is also an ugly footnote on her husband's nearly four-decade-long career, which made him...
  • Leading the Fight vs. Native America's Painkillers

    Three tribes lead the best practice initiative treating the epidemic of painkiller addiction in Native America, Oklahoma, the nation's leader in painkiller addiction. Treating all adults, Medicaid. Last month the Center for Disease Control called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as leading the nation in both the addiction and related deaths. It is only fitting that the battle against such addiction in "Native America" be led by three tribal owned clinics, Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, OKC; Keetoowah Cherokee Treatment Services, Tulsa; and Quapaw Counseling Services, Miami. Generally speaking, prescription painkillers are opiates. There are 14...
  • Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search

    12/23/2011 9:11:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-23-11 | ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS
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  • Weiner's sense of Huma returns on LI getaway

    06/17/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/17/11 | Jennifer Fermino and Emily Smith
    Anthony Weiner stood alone as he closed the book on his scandal-stained political career -- but he walked off into the sunset with his humiliated wife yesterday. Less than three hours after the disgraced Dem was forced to resign from the House, he was seen with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, in the aisles of the King Kullen supermarket in Manorville, LI, as if the sexting scandal never happened.
  • Depressed Weiner: Friends Worry About His Mental State

    06/12/2011 1:24:58 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 99 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 06/12/11
    Pelosi was reportedly particularly frustrated because when she called Weiner during the week, he said he couldn't make any decisions on resigning until his wife, Huma Abedin, returned from an overseas trip with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which the Times said "they viewed as an unpersuasive pretext." Through all those calls, she became increasingly convinced that his behavior required serious, if vague, medical intervention: “When you are this self-destructive, there is obviously something deeper going on with you,” said a Pelosi adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being seen as betraying her confidence. Weiner's friends...
  • Anthony Weiner says he will take leave of absence, seek ‘treatment’ as scandal grows

    06/11/2011 10:24:40 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 56 replies
    Just hours after three leading Democrats called on him to resign, Rep. Anthony Weiner announced he will take a leave of absence from Congress and enter a treatment program. Saturday began with a major blow to Weiner's chances for survival, as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, all issued statements urging Weiner to leave Congress. ....
  • Weiner goes into rehab and asks for time off after top Democrats demand he stand down

    06/12/2011 12:04:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/11/11 | Fiona Roberts
    Anthony Weiner tonight dramatically announced he is seeking professional help and has asked for temporary leave from his seat in Congress.The beleaguered congressman finally buckled just hours after the most senior figures in the Democrat party demanded he stand down.A spokesman for the New York Democrat said he has left for professional treatment and will focus on 'becoming a better husband and healthier person'. His decision is the culmination of days of intense pressure following his public admission
  • Amy Winehouse returns to rehab

    05/30/2011 8:14:23 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jessica Derschowitz
    They tried to make her go to rehab...and she said yes, yes, yes. Singer Amy Winehouse checked into a treatment facility on Wednesday, the singer's rep confirmed. Winehouse "has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic," the rep said, according to Britain's Daily Mail. "She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors' advice." A source close to the "Rehab" singer told People magazine that Winehouse's father, Mitch, encouraged her to seek help: "Her dad sat her down and said 'I think...
  • Power: Obama gave 'meaning and content' to human rights, democracy

    03/28/2011 8:02:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | March 28, 2011 | Ben Smith
    A foreign policy adviser to President Obama said this evening that the Administration has "rehabilitated" the concept of human rights, tarnished by the Iraq war, in a way that laid the groundwork for international collaboration. Samantha Power, a senior director on the National Security Council best known for her human rights advocacy before she entered the White House, spoke at Columbia University in New York City two hours before the president's planned speech in Libya tonight. Obama "has used his pulpit and a number of speeches ... to kind of clear the brush that had gathered around the norms in...
  • 'Eddie Munster' checks into rehab in Jersey

    11/12/2010 6:03:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    AP ^ | November 11, 2010
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former child star who played boy werewolf Eddie Munster on TV has entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility.</p>
  • No Jail Time for Lindsay Lohan As Judge Orders Her Back to Rehab

    10/22/2010 12:06:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | October 22, 2010 | AP/NewsCore
    A California judge ordered troubled actress Lindsay Lohan back to rehab until January of 2011 in lieu of sending her back to jail for failing a mandatory drug test last month.
  • Yellow Cab to stop running anti-Islam ads ( CAIR vs Pamela Geller )

    08/25/2010 9:55:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Tribune ^ | August 25, 2010 | Kristen Mack
    The ads, sponsored by the group Stop of Islamization of America, appeared on 25 Chicago cabs this summer. Beside pictures of young women who were allegedly killed by their Muslim fathers for refusing an Islamic marriage, dating a non-Muslim or becoming "too Americanized" was the message: "Is your family threatening you?" Pamela Geller, a leader of Stop the Islamization of America, previously told the Tribune that Muslims are increasingly taking over schools, financial institutions and the workplace. Geller said the ads were directed at "Muslims girls in trouble, living in fear of their lives, struggling to find resources to help."...
  • Lindsay Lohan defends obscene manicure but slams 'perverted' sentencing system

    07/08/2010 3:19:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2010 | NEWSCORE
    Troubled Lindsay Lohan late Wednesday protested that her controversial obscene manicure "had nothing to do with court" -- as speculation mounted that the marking could lead to a separate charge for contempt. At Tuesday's hearing, during which a sobbing Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for drug and alcohol offenses, the movie star displayed a not-so-subtle message -- “f*** u” -- scrawled on her middle fingernail, made clearly visible thanks to photographers’ telephoto lenses. Lohan's choice of nail design led to a sea of speculation into the starlet's true level of remorse and could lead to a contempt...