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  • French academic and convicted Holocaust denier dies in Vichy

    10/24/2018 1:02:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | AFP
    Robert Faurisson, a former French academic who was convicted several times for claiming there was no systematic mass killings of Jews by Nazi Germany, has died aged 89 in his hometown of Vichy, central France. British-born Faurisson was also a staunch defender of Marshal Philippe Petain, the Vichy French leader who collaborated with Nazi occupiers of the country during World War II. A former professor of French literature at the University of Lyon, Faurisson maintained that the gas chambers in Auschwitz were the "biggest lie of the 20th century", saying deported Jews died instead of disease and malnutrition. He also...
  • McCain (vanity)

    08/25/2018 5:59:33 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 31 replies
    History ^ | August 25, 2018 | Moi
    John McCain and John Murtha are now reunited.
  • Fidel Castro Communist Dictator Dead at 90 1926-2016

    11/26/2016 3:30:55 PM PST · by mainestategop · 13 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Bria Ball & Kyle Weissman
    It seems we have something more to be thankful for the day after Thanksgiving! On November 25th, 2016 after ruling over the poor people of Cuba for 57 years, Fidel Castro, AKA El Jaffe, El Commandant and the butcher died and entered eternity Godless and Christless as he lived and reigned. Born in the hamlet of Biran in 1926 to a hardworking Spanish farmer Angel Castro y Argiz, Castro was the illegitimate offspring by Angel and a cook, Lina Ruz Gonzales. Angel served as a soldier in the Spanish American war in Cuba and at wars end returned where he...
  • BREAKING: Former Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

    01/01/2015 4:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Time Warner Cable News ^ | January 1, 2015
    NY1 has learned that former Governor Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82. This comes just hours after Andrew Cuomo was publicly inaugurated for his second term as the 56th governor of New York. Governor Cuomo said in his speech at One World Trade Center that his father was unable to attend because he was too ill. He also said he and his family had spent New Year's eve with the senior Cuomo. Governor Cuomo had also changed his initial plans for his swearing in ceremony to take place in Manhattan as opposed to Albany.
  • Mob boss Vito Rizzuto laid to rest

    12/30/2013 3:10:27 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    QMI AGENCY ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | Brian Daly
    MONTREAL — For the third time in just over four years, the main Italian Catholic church in Montreal hosted a funeral for Canada's reputed first family of Mafia power. A cortege of 11 limousines followed a hearse carrying the body of Vito Rizzuto, the multilingual don who ran an international crime syndicate that frustrated Canadian law enforcement for decades. The 67-year-old Sicilian-born Montrealer died of complications from lung cancer a week earlier. About 100 people attended Monday's funeral, mainly close relatives of the don. None of them spoke to reporters. It was a far cry from the big crowds that...
  • Al Goldstein, Who Made Porn Dirtier, Dies at 77

    12/19/2013 9:31:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2013 | Andy Newman
    Al Goldstein, the scabrous publisher whose Screw magazine pushed hard-core pornography into the cultural mainstream, died on Thursday at a nursing home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He was 77. The cause was believed to be renal failure, his lawyer, Charles C. DeStefano, said. Mr. Goldstein did not invent the dirty magazine, but he was the first to present it to a wide audience without the slightest pretense of classiness or subtlety.
  • Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley dead at 84

    10/18/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT · by volunbeer · 48 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 10/18/2013 | Spokesman Review
    Tom Foley, a Spokane native who rose to the highest position in the U.S. House of Representatives – a spot two heartbeats away from president – is dead at 84.
  • Jack Fertig - Sister Boom Boom - dies (early member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence)

    08/07/2012 9:58:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 8/7/12 | Carl Nolte
    Jack Fertig, a professional astrologer who became famous as Sister Boom Boom, one of the early members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, during San Francisco's gay scene of the 1980s, died Sunday at his San Francisco home. Mr. Fertig, who was 57, was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2011, said Elias Trevino, his partner of 18 years. He had been in hospice care and returned home only the day before he died. In his persona as Sister Boom Boom, he was the best known and most flamboyant of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of mostly gay activists...
  • US author Gore Vidal dies aged 86

    07/31/2012 10:10:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | August 1, 2012
    Celebrated writer and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86, according to US media. He died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening of complications from pneumonia, his nephew, Burr Steers, told AP. A prolific writer, Gore Vidal produced 25 novels, including the best-selling Burr and Myra Breckenridge, more than 200 essays, and several plays. He also ran for political office twice and was a well-known commentator. Mr Steers told the Associated Press that his uncle had been ill "for quite a while". Along with such contemporaries as Norman Mailer and Truman Capote, Gore Vidal was among...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    06/17/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2012 | Christopher Weber
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47. King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
  • Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right'

    12/05/2011 9:39:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 272 replies
    Pelosi plans to reveal information about Gingrich 'when the time is right' By Alicia M. Cohn - 12/05/11 11:44 AM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday. “One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. … I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year....
  • Osama's Son Dead?

    05/01/2011 9:49:45 PM PDT · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 13 replies
    Fox News Channel | 05/01/11 | Bret Baier
    Bret Baier on Fox just said that an 'unamed govt official' reported that one of the 3 killed with Osama was his oldest son. Shaky, but keep an ear open.
  • Obama Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Need Not be at Arlington Cemetery(MSM out to save their deity)

    The news that some conservative critics were exacting their pound of flesh from a Democratic president for not laying a wreath this year at Arlington National Cemetery certainly was a reach, especially after the White House revealed that Vice President Joe Biden was going to Arlington -- and that the commander-in-chief would pay his respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
  • EDITORIAL: Sink the Murtha--The Navy can do better than honoring this hack

    04/14/2010 6:53:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Editorial
    The late Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, has achieved his highest undeserved honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has decided to name the Navy's newest San Antonio Class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 the USS John P. Murtha. This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood. Murtha made his views known after details emerged about a firefight in Haditha in November 2005 in which 24 Iraqis were killed. Murtha accused the Marines of engaging in premeditated murder and agreed with MSNBC's...
  • Patrick Kennedy leaves note for Ted on gravesite: "Dad, the unfinished business is done."

    03/24/2010 7:51:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 171 replies · 2,546+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | March 24, 2010 | Philip Rucker and Eli Saslow
    The political odyssey of health care reform in many ways is the story of Ted Kennedy, and as President Obama signed the historic bill into law Tuesday, Kennedy's gravesite was a place of quiet celebration and poignant reflection. The late senator's widow, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, spent hours Sunday at the simple white cross at Arlington National Cemetery marking where her husband was laid to rest only seven months ago. Ted Kennedy's youngest son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), visited on Monday morning and left a hand-written note that read: "Dad, the unfinished business is done." And on a dreary...
  • Nancy Pelosi Taunts Anti-Health Care Protesters- But We Ain't Dead Yet

    03/21/2010 2:20:42 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 44 replies · 1,535+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 3/21/10 | The Lid
    Nancy Pelosi decided to thumb her nose at the Anti-Obamacare protesters today. Instead of going into the Capitol the usual way, she decided to walk through the protesters with other Congressman and an armed security team, waiving her giant gavel. As you can see with in the video below it was almost as if she took an early victory lap. The only real reason for her to make that entrance was to taunt the protesters. This video should be saved and shown over and over during the mid-term election campaign. But it may not be over despite the Bart Stupak...
  • Convicted Sniper John Allen Muhammad To Be Executed at 9 PM

    11/10/2009 3:16:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies · 1,517+ views
    npr ^ | November 10, 2009 | npr
    D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Virginia. Muhammad was given the death penalty for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, who was shot while pumping gas. In total, Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, fatally shot 13 people in the Washington, D.C., area in the Fall of 2002
  • Did White House pressure NYT into changing Dover story?

    10/30/2009 8:59:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 3,638+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10-30-09 | Ed Morrissey
    Originally, the New York Times reported on President Barack Obama’s visit to Dover AFB and the arrival of fallen serviceman by explaining that the White House wanted Obama to be seen as concerned and aware of the sacrifices made in America’s war policies: A small contingent of reporters and photographers accompanied Mr. Obama to Dover, where he arrived at 12:34 a.m. aboard Marine One. He returned to the South Lawn of the White House at 4:45 a.m. <…> The images and the sentiment of the president’s five-hour trip to Delaware were intended by the White House to convey to the...
  • White House celebrates Latin musical heritage

    10/23/2009 6:40:24 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 15 replies · 695+ views ^ | October 22, 2009 | AP/MSNBC
    Latin music ‘tends to make us move a little bit ourselves,’ says ObamaWASHINGTON - The White House became "La Casa Blanca" on Tuesday, celebrating Hispanic musical heritage with a South Lawn concert and such guests as Gloria Estefan, George Lopez, the Bachata music group Aventura, Jose Feliciano and more. President Barack Obama said Latin music, while hard to define because it comes in so many forms — from salsa to merengue and Bachata to reggaeton — speaks to everyone in a language they can all understand. "It moves us, and it tends to make us move a little bit ourselves,"...
  • The Needy Little Boy Behind Ted The Titan

    08/29/2009 9:55:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 711+ views
    London Times ^ | August 29, 2009
    August 30, 2009 The needy little boy behind Ted the titan Dominic Lawson As Edward Kennedy was laid to rest yesterday, accompanied by a further fusillade of eulogies, we were forcibly made aware, once again, of the American fixation with the idea of personal redemption. The British are a less forgiving people. While even the right-wing US press skated around the late senator’s appalling personal behaviour over many years, in this country even politically sympathetic newspapers published excoriating accounts, concentrating on the incident 40 years ago when the 37-year-old Ted Kennedy abandoned Mary Jo Kopechne to die alone in a...