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  • Norfolk police officer, suspect and teen all dead after shootings

    06/01/2014 6:26:11 AM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    Daily Press ^ | May 31, 2014 | Ryan Murphy
    Three people are dead, including a Norfolk police officer, after a series of shootings in Norfolk Friday evening. The incident began when police received multiple calls around 10:48 p.m. Friday for gunshots fired in the 8400 block of Chesapeake Boulevard, according to Norfolk Police Spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson. A man identified as James Andrew Brown, 29, was witnessed discharging his weapon randomly from a car he was driving south on Chesapeake Boulevard, Parker-Chesson said. A bullet from Brown's gun struck and killed Mark Rodriguez, 17, who was sitting in his own vehicle, Parker-Chesson said. Rodriguez, a Norfolk Christian Schools student, was...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • US Indicts 4 Colombia ELN Rebels for 2000 Kidnapping

    11/13/2013 1:45:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | November 8, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON – Four members of a violent guerilla organization were indicted on Friday on conspiracy and hostage-taking charges stemming from the kidnapping of more than 60 people in Colombia in 2000, including three United States nationals."
  • MLB reportedly threatening Alex Rodriguez with lifetime ban if he fights suspension over drugs

    08/01/2013 1:42:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-31-2013 | AP
    Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be...
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career … and he hasn’t started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that “courage was lacking” that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • 6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

    04/06/2013 9:37:24 AM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 10:48 AM EDT | MIRWAIS KHAN
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. In the south, three U.S. service members, two U.S. civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province. Another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military...
  • Obama to nominate Army Gen. Rodriguez to lead AFRICOM (shakeup; flashback)

    10/26/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday. Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Rodriguez is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and has served in a “variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield,” Panetta said. He’s “a proven leader” who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during the surge in Afghanistan, and “was the key architect of the...
  • New Mitt Romney Ad Features Rarity: a Latino Celebrity Endorser, Paul Rodriguez

    10/19/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    President Obama has Eva Longoria pitching his candidacy to fellow Latinos. Now, Mitt Romney has comedian Paul Rodriguez, an erstwhile Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008.
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Woods's doctor Anthony Galea pleads guilty to bringing banned drugs to U.S.

    07/06/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    AP ^ | July 06, 2011
    A Canadian sports doctor whose high-profile clients have included Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone, into the United States to unlawfully treat pro athletes. Dr. Anthony Galea, a healing specialist from Toronto who was sought out by the biggest names in sports, was indicted by a federal grand jury in October on charges that he smuggled human growth hormone and other substances into the United States and lied to border agents to avoid getting caught. He faces similar charges in Canada.
  • Che Guevara Ordered His Father's Death, So Gustavo Villoldo Promised Payback

    08/05/2009 3:30:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 20 replies · 2,191+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Tim Elfrink
    Ernesto "Che" Guevara's famous beret is gone. His iconic beard is filthy and matted against skeletal cheekbones. One bushy eyebrow arches over his half-open eyes. As a Bolivian country surgeon methodically saws off his lifeless hands, Che appears vaguely amused. Gustavo Villoldo, a stocky figure in green army fatigues, stands just inside the tiny laundry room where the Cuban revolutionary's corpse rests atop a sink. For five months, the CIA operative has led soldiers hunting Guevara through the rough crags and valleys of southern Bolivia. Less than 24 hours ago, his team had captured and executed him in a village...
  • CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Palin?

    09/20/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/20/10 | Kyle Drennen
    Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie Rodriguez suggested O'Donnell's response: "Well, she could do what Sarah Palin has done and which has worked so beautifully for Sarah Palin, and that is to play media victim." Rodriguez made the comment to political analyst John Dickerson, who added: "That's right. And the victim card is one that Sarah Palin has played, Rand Paul has done the same thing. It's a bit of a time-honored technique and
  • Man With Flammable Liquid and Replica Gun Rams Through Warner Bros. Studios

    09/19/2010 3:07:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    BHCOURIER.com - BEVERLY HILLS COURIER ^ | Posted Saturday September 18, 2010 - 9:15am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Police today were trying to figure out why a New York man with flammable liquids and a replica gun in his Camaro crashed through a barrier to get into Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank." SNIPPET: "Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, was arrested Friday while roaming around the back lot, Burbank police said." SNIPPET: "Inside the suspect's car, police found a duffel bag with several bottles of unidentified flammable material, as well as ignition sources and the fake gun, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told reporters." SNIPPET: "Rodriguez-Cintron was jailed tonight in Burbank, police Sgt. Daniel Mayreis said. His bail was set...
  • Another Angry Democrat Politician Goes Off On His Constituent

    07/12/2010 12:07:14 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-12-10 | Curt
    Here we go again...another politician of the Democrat persuasion getting angry because he was dared being asked a question he didn't like. Just imagine if someone like Karl Rove would of done this? [VIDEO AT SITE] What an idiot. Not only did he blow a gasket but he lied in his answer. ObamaCare does not save money over the long term. But we all know whats happening here. These idiots voted for something they thought would save their jobs, but its had the opposite effect, and they know it: The mid-term elections are inching closer and Democrats are having to...
  • New Race War Movie by Robert Rodriguez. (Pure Illegal “Americans” vs Evil Gringos)

    05/14/2010 1:36:11 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 19 replies · 816+ views
    Conservative Fun House ^ | 05/14/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    Just a harmless fun little movie about a Mexican Hit Man (Machete), and a group of Latinos, killing every evil gringo in site, But...
  • Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz locked in fight over A-Rod: mag

    05/14/2010 4:25:15 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 53 replies · 2,071+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2010 | DAVID K. LI
    Looks like two of Hollywood's biggest stars are engaged in a fierce catfight over A-Rod. Blonde-haired beauties Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz are reportedly locked in a bitter fight over the heart of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez. Us Weekly reports in its current issue that Diaz is bedding Rodriguez as a form of retaliation after Hudson hooked up with Justin Timberlake in January 2007, just days after the couple of four years split. "Kate thinks it's payback, pure and simple," an insider told Us Weekly. A friend of Diaz added, "Cameron was actually in a serious long-term relationship with Justin....
  • (U) Michigan (Football) was out of compliance

    02/23/2010 12:06:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies · 576+ views
    AP ^ | February 23, 2010 | Staff
    The NCAA has found that Michigan was out of compliance with practice time rules under coach Rich Rodriguez, who admitted making "mistakes" in another blow to his rocky start at college football's winningest program. Incoming athletic director David Brandon disclosed the NCAA conclusions Tuesday, but said there were "no surprises" in the report. He expressed full support for his coach, who is 8-16 in two disappointing seasons.
  • Yesterday's Orlando Office Shooting Jason Rodriguez profile: 'He was a very, very angry man'

    11/07/2009 6:15:41 AM PST · by Brilliant · 66 replies · 2,331+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/7/09 | Susan Thompson, Jason Garcia, Mary Shanklin, Dave Damron, Rachael Jackson, Henry Pierson Curtis
    Years before Jason Rodriguez allegedly opened fire in a former employer's office Friday, he scared people with his spiral into erratic behavior. "He was a very, very angry man," said his former mother-in-law, America Holloway. She recalled Jason Rodriguez saying that "nobody liked him" at Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc., an architectural-engineering firm in downtown Orlando where he worked as a draftsman until he was fired more than two years ago. In the past three or four years, 40-year-old Jason Samuel Rodriguez struggled with divorce, mental-health treatment, debt, underemployment, personal bankruptcy, and -- according to those who know him --...
  • Mexican gang leader added to FBI Most Wanted list

    10/21/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 1,487+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    EL PASO, Texas — An alleged Mexican gang leader named to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list may have surgically altered his face and changed his finger prints to hide his identity, federal investigators said Wednesday. Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo was added earlier this week to the wanted list that includes the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger. "From what I've heard, it's my understanding he may have had ... plastic surgery and manipulated his finger prints," said Samantha Mikeska, the FBI's lead investigator in a 5-year-old probe of Ravelo's Barrio Azteca gang. If Ravelo...
  • Why No Outrage from Baseball to Letterman Smear?

    06/16/2009 3:31:26 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 27 replies · 828+ views
    Vanity | June 16, 2009 | justiceseeker93
    In the recent hullabaloo over David Letterman's off-color "joke" about Alex Rodriguez and Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, there was - justifieably so - much criticism of Letterman and CBS on the part of Palin and her admirers. Yet there was another party explicitly smeared by Letterman: Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees' infielder - and by extension and implication, the Yankees' organization and Major League Baseball. After all, one would think that Letterman's insinuation of Rodriguez raping a teenage girl during the middle of ball game would be considered defamatory to all three parties. But, as far as I am aware, there...
  • Port runners sentenced to lengthy prison terms

    04/24/2009 4:36:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 378+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: the following text is a quote: Port runners sentenced to lengthy prison terms LAREDO, Texas - Four people who broke through barriers at the Laredo Port of Entry in October, while trying to smuggle more than 700 kilograms of marijuana, were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging from almost 6 years to 16 years in federal prison without parole. U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced the sentences; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted the investigation. On Oct. 14, 2008, Jesus Rodriguez-Jasso, 28, drove a large Suburban SUV from Mexico into the United States loaded with 718 kilograms (1,580 lbs.)...
  • A-Rod Seeks to 'Move Forward' After Steroid Scandal

    02/17/2009 11:25:43 AM PST · by death2tyrants · 24 replies · 629+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | Fox News
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez said it "feels great to be moving forward" Tuesday during his first press conference since he admitted using steroids in an interview last week. Rodriguez, who acknowledged using the substance as a Texas Ranger during the 2001-03 seasons, said the decision was a "stupd mistake and lesson learned for a guy with a lot of baseball left to play."
  • (actress) Michelle Rodriguez on trash duty

    01/07/2009 3:01:19 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies · 22,460+ views
    Examiner ^ | January 6, 4:44 PM | by Tiffany Warner, LA Celebrity Gossip Examiner
    I’m sure this isn’t exactly how actress Michelle Rodriguez wants to be spotted in Hollywood; picking up trash.
  • Rodriguez agrees to settle with WVU, pay $4 million

    07/10/2008 5:25:10 PM PDT · by rawhide · 7 replies · 110+ views
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan have agreed to pay a $4 million buyout and settle a lawsuit that WVU filed after he broke his contract in December. Rodriguez will pay $1.5 million in three annual payments beginning January 2010. The Wolverines athletic department, his new employer, will pay $2.5 million by the end of July and cover Rodriguez's legal fees, the University of Michigan said in a statement Wednesday. "To help Rich focus on the challenges ahead, we have worked with him to resolve the dispute between him and...
  • GOP Aims to Retake 2 Texas Districts

    02/25/2008 3:33:59 PM PST · by flattorney · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2008 | AP on Google
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republicans are still hot over the loss of two congressional districts to Democrats in 2006 — especially the one that had been held by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — and they're looking to win them back this fall. But first, they must choose their challengers in the March 4 primary. Both seats drew multiple GOP candidates eager to take on incumbent Democratic Reps. Nick Lampson in the 22nd District and Ciro Rodriguez in the 23rd District. National Republicans have set their sights on finding someone who might evict Lampson and Rodriguez in November. "These are...
  • So Cal Soccer Melee Leaves Youth Hospitalized, Coach In Custody

    02/03/2008 3:17:26 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 249+ views
    KNBC 4 ^ | 2/3/08 | various
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- School officials were investigating a brawl among 20- 50 people at a Otay Ranch High School soccer match on Friday that sent one youth to hospital and a coach to jail, it was reported Sunday. A San Ysidro High School coach is accused of choking an Otay Ranch player, and later punching a teenager who tried to break up a fight, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. "There were people everywhere, pushing each other, and fighting and stuff," Anthony Rodriguez, co-captain of the Otay Ranch team, told the newspaper. "I'm sure some people had bumps and bruises...
  • Rodriguez Defied Orders: Hoekstra

    01/17/2008 6:05:29 AM PST · by jdm · 14 replies · 92+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 17, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The focus of the Congressional investigation into the destruction of videotapes at the CIA has tightened on Jose Rodriguez. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told reporters that Rodriguez had defied orders to preserve the tapes, appearing after a second day of closed-door testimony. The House Intelligence Committee had just heard from John Rizzo, the highest-ranking lawyer at the CIA during that period: A senior House Republican said information gathered by the House Intelligence Committee indicated that a high-ranking CIA official ordered the destruction of videotapes depicting agency interrogation sessions even though he was directed not to do so. The remark by...
  • Did The Buck Stop With Rodriguez?

    01/16/2008 7:27:02 AM PST · by jdm · 2 replies · 97+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 16, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The videotapes containing interrogations of al-Qaeda terrorists, including depictions of waterboarding, got destroyed because the man who ordered the action believed he had "implicit support" to do so from the CIA, according to his lawyer. Jose Rodriguez acted on requests from the CIA station chief in Bangkok to resolve the status of the tapes before the chief's retirement. After consultations with CIA lawyers and other officials in the agency, Rodriguez believed he could act to destroy the tapes and all of the evidence they contained: In late 2005, the retiring CIA station chief in Bangkok sent a classified cable to...
  • (Jose A.) Rodriguez Is an American Hero (CIA guy who destroyed the tapes)

    12/10/2007 9:43:25 AM PST · by enough_idiocy · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | Today, 01:03 PM | Gabriel Malor
    In case you wanted more information about Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., the former Deputy Director of Operations at the center of the controversy over destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, the NYTimes has a pretty thorough article. He's about to get raked over the coals for this, so it's nice to know more about him. The article recounts Rodriguez's many years of service and describes some of his exploits. Congressman Silvestre Reyes calls him "American Hero." The article put me in mind of what moron SGT Dave wrote this weekend about the intelligence community facing difficult choices: If the tapes were...
  • Warren Buffett Pushed A-Rod to Yankees

    11/17/2007 6:51:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 79+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11-17-07 | Brad Hamilton, James Fanelli
    Investment king Warren Buffett gave A-Rod the push to crawl back in late October. Days after contract talks broke off with the Yankees, a distraught and humbled Alex Rodriguez took the advice of his pal, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, on how to get back into the team's good graces: Kick his agent to the curb. After speaking with Buffett, and then using two Goldman Sachs money men as go-betweens, the slugger, hat in hand and without agent Scott Boras, flew to Tampa last week to meet with Yankees bosses Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, The Wall Street Journal reported. "I don't...
  • S. Korea: Live-fire Exercises at Rodriguez Range (photos)

    07/21/2007 12:28:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 970+ views
  • Judge gives Rodriguez death in Sjodin case

    02/08/2007 4:38:15 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 719+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-08-07 | TAD VEZNER
    FARGO, N.D. — A federal judge sentenced Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. to death today for the killing of college student Dru Sjodin, saying from the bench that today has been the "most difficult day of my life."
  • Democrat Rodriguez ousts Bonilla from House seat (Ouch - Another GOP Loss!)

    12/12/2006 8:36:19 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 13 replies · 1,118+ views
    Houston (Tex) Chronicle ^ | 12/12/06 | Elizabeth White - AP Reporter
    Former U.S. Rep. Ciro Rodriguez defeated seven-term Republican incumbent Henry Bonilla in a runoff today, adding another Democrat to Congress and deciding Texas' final congressional seat. With more than half the precincts reporting in the state's largest district, Rodriguez had 57 percent to Bonilla's 43 percent. The two were the top vote-getters in a special election held Nov. 7, but neither got 50 percent, prompting the runoff. Rodriguez's win gives Congress another Democrat after the party won control of Congress in the November elections. Texas added one Democrat already in the suburban Houston 22nd Congressional District once held by Republican...
  • Rodriguez Announces He Will Stay in Texas 23 Race

    09/01/2006 8:35:00 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 5 replies · 263+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | September 1, 2006 | Bob Benenson
    Democratic former Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez ended a two-day period of political confusion Friday afternoon when he announced he will proceed with his campaign against seven-term Texas Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla in the unusual Nov. 7 primary in the state’s redrawn 23rd District. Rodriguez himself had caused the stir on Wednesday night when, according to local news reports, he told a gathering of AFL-CIO activists that he would drop his challenge to Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla — whose district lines were adjusted Aug. 4 by a federal court panel that also vacated the results of the district’s March 7 primary...
  • Dru Sjodin's Killer found Gulity

    08/30/2006 11:35:23 AM PDT · by CurlyQ · 1 replies · 250+ views
    By DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press Writer 44 minutes ago FARGO, N.D. - A federal jury declared a convicted sex offender guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping and killing of college student Dru Sjodin, whose body was found abandoned in a Minnesota ravine. The verdict against Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. clears the way for the first death penalty deliberations in North Dakota in more than a century. Rodriguez stared straight ahead as the verdict was read. Sjodin, 22, a University of North Dakota student from Pequot Lakes, Minn., was abducted from the parking lot of a Grand Forks shopping mall on Nov. 22,...
  • Police: Man Killed After Asking Day Laborer To Pose Nude

    08/25/2006 11:02:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies · 1,856+ views
    nbc5i.com ^ | August 25, 2006
    FRISCO, Texas -- A Frisco day laborer is behind bars, charged in the murder of a man who wanted to paint him nude. Police said the alleged victim, Enrique Rodriguez, 62, solicited the suspect, Mario Alegria, 17, to pose nude for him while he painted or sketched the worker at his far North Dallas apartment. The alleged crime scene was inside the Rodriguez's apartment, where police said he used to take young males to model nude and paid them an hourly rate.
  • Ex-Bolivia President: US Won't Clarify His Missile Scandal Role

    08/17/2006 5:58:10 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 273+ views
    Excerpt - LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP)--Bolivia's former president says Washington is refusing to clarify that he had nothing to do with the secret removal of anti-aircraft missiles to U.S. soil - an incident that has him facing treason charges under Bolivia's new leftist government. "They ought not to be leaving us hanging," said Eduardo Rodriguez, a former Supreme Court chief who stepped in as caretaker president last year after two Bolivian leaders were ousted by street protests. He organized December elections won by the radical leftist Evo Morales, a remarkably strife-free process for such a polarized nation. Twenty-eight Chinese-made shoulder-fired...
  • Once More Unto the Breach The Angry Left takes on a moderate Democrat--and loses.

    03/16/2006 12:59:34 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 828+ views
    OpinionJournal-Cross Country(from WSJ.com) ^ | Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST | Jonathan Gurwitz
    SAN ANTONIO--More than one political venture has met an unseemly end in the hardscrabble landscape of South Texas. It was here, in 1948, that Box 13 gave Lyndon Johnson a dubious 87-vote primary victory, crushing former Gov. Coke Stevenson's Senate aspirations. It was here, two years ago, that a bitter primary fight for a House seat shattered a friendship between two Hispanic Democrats. And it was here, this month, in a rematch of that contest, that a blogger-led quest to defeat a mainstream Democrat and drive the party further to the left smashed head-on into the realities of local politics....
  • Pregnant motorist dies in accident

    11/04/2005 4:20:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 342+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2005 | Ralph Ranalli
    A 31-year-old pregnant woman was killed yesterday when a man apparently drag racing on the Lowell Connector lost control of his car, which veered into the median strip at more than 90 miles per hour, became airborne, and landed on the woman's station wagon, police said. The driver of the Mercury, Carlos Rodriguez, 18, of Lowell, was ejected from his car and was taken to Lowell General Hospital with numerous injuries, State Police said. He was transferred to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was listed last night in critical condition, police said.
  • WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming conspiracy nut tour (my title)

    07/18/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Arctic Beacon.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming National 9/11 Truth Speaking Tour While Appearing As Guest On St. Louis Drive-Time Morning Radio Show Wiliam Rodriguez, a man on a mission in memory of 200 friends lost at the WTC, is taking his story directly to the people as he looks for way to by-pass media and government censorship over his 9/11 story that blows the official account of how the towers collapsed "sky high." July 15, 2005 By Greg Szymanski Four long years have passed since 9/11and government officials and media heads are still throwing under the rug eye-witness testimony...
  • Cuban-Americans Set to Protest Santana Concert over Che Guevara Shirt

    06/01/2005 12:21:20 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 91 replies · 2,869+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 1, 2005 | Humberto Fontova
    Millionaire rock and roller, Carlos Santana, was immensely proud of the elegant Che Guevara shirt he wore to the last Academy Awards. (For details see Che at the Oscars) But by wearing the face of a mass-murderer on his torso Mr Santana provoked nary a raised eyebrow, a snide comment, nor a peep of protest from the Mainstream Media. Well, imagine Andy Garcia or Gloria Estefan wearing an elegantly embroidered Augusto Pinochet (who killed far fewer than Che) T-shirt to the Oscars or Grammys. Imagine the squawking.
  • Dr. Rami Rodriguez -- another Terri Schiavo ?

    05/18/2005 8:44:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 130 replies · 6,778+ views
    Rami's Rangers ^ | may 18, 2005 | Rami's Rangers
    Rami (RAH-ME) is a retired American Veteran who served in the United States Army for many years, was an honored civic leader and has made his home in sunny California. Rami is a married and successful businessman, and has recently been diagnosed with a syndrome called Aphasia, making it difficult for him to communicate effectively. In October 2003, Rami approached his family for help, stating the physical, financial and mental abuse inflicted on him by his wife, Robin, of three years, that he was afraid of her and desperately wanted a divorce - she is 20 years his junior. Rami's...
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at opensecrets.com, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • Lottery Ticket To $plitsville

    12/04/2004 12:07:54 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 1,328+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 4, 2004 | Jeremy Olshan
    The wife of Mega Millionaire Juan Rodriguez has filed for divorce, demanding her slice of the $149 million jackpot — even before the check has been cut to her hubby. Iris Rodriguez never bothered with the expense of the divorce when Juan was worth a whole lotta nothing, neighbors and friends told The Post.
  • PDVSA: From suspected black box to virtual black hole

    11/17/2004 10:06:54 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 297+ views
    The Devil's Excrement ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Today, there are rumors that the President of PDVSA Ali Rodriguez will be removed from the post and appointed as Minister of Foreign Relations. While this is being denied by the Foreign Minister “por ahora”, the rumors appear to be true. Coincidentally I was going to talk about Rodriguez in the context of an excellent article about him in Descifrado by Mery Mogollon, entitled “Ali is naked” which I was going to comment on, adding my own information. To understand what Mogollon is saying, it is important to place yourself in the proper context. Rodriguez, “Commander Faust” when he was...
  • WTC Rescue Hero Sues Bush and Others under RICO Statute

    10/26/2004 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Mini-14 · 33 replies · 1,832+ views
    YubaNet ^ | October 23, 2004 | Philip Berg and Margaret Atheling Rowe
    On September 11, 2001, William Rodriguez, a maintenance worker at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, single-handedly rescued fifteen people. The only employee with the master key to the North Tower staircases, he led firefighters up the stairs, unlocking doors as he went, aiding in the evacuation of hundreds of additional people who, but for his efforts, might have perished. Although his job description did not include saving lives, Rodriguez re-entered the building three times after the first plane struck, and was the last person to exit the North Tower alive. He survived the collapse of the North Tower by...
  • WOW! The Banana Republican - On Right Talk Radio - WOW! What a Great Show!

    10/12/2004 3:23:46 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 949+ views
    righttalk. radio ^ | Oct. 12, 2004
    The Banana Republican Host: [L. Gonzalez] Guest: [FELIX Ismael RODRIGUEZ] A CIA undercover agent in Cuba before the Bay of Pigs debacle, Cuban-born Felix Rodriguez ran a communications network in Nicaragua, took part in the capture of Che Guevara in Bolivia, led a strike force during the Vietnam war and, more recently, served as Oliver North's liaison to the Salvadorian government. He was roughly handled by a Senate subcommittee investigating ties between the contras and drug smuggling in Central America--its chairman, Senator John Kerry, later apologized to him publicly.
  • OAS Chief Resigns Under Cloud (French Bribes Alert)

    10/09/2004 1:06:18 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies · 406+ views
    The new secretary general of the Organization of American States resigned yesterday because of accusations that he took a bribe in 2001 while president of Costa Rica. In a letter to the 34-nation organization, Miguel Angel Rodriguez denied he did anything wrong. "With humility, pain and anguish, I ask you and your countries for forgiveness for making you endure this difficult period," Rodriguez said in his letter, which was read to OAS members here yesterday by Costa Rica's ambassador to the OAS, Luis Guardia. Rodriguez wrote that he was leaving because he did not want to expose the OAS to...
  • OAS secretary-general resigns amid corruption scandal

    10/08/2004 9:20:38 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers | October 8, 2004 | PABLO BACHELET
    WASHINGTON - (KRT) - In a major embarrassment for the premier political institution of the Americas, the secretary-general of the Organization of American States, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, resigned Friday, pressed by a corruption scandal in his native Costa Rica and just weeks after assuming his post. In his resignation letter, Rodriguez said he didn't want to submit his family to the costs of a "long-distance defense" and wished to spare the OAS "a cruel and lengthy persecution of its Secretary General, not only in the judicial sphere but also in the media." "With humility, pain and anguish, I ask...
  • 'WE WERE AMERICANS'

    08/31/2004 6:24:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 970+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2004 | Editorial
    The Republican Party kicked off its national convention yesterday not with an angry attack on Democrats or their standard-bearer, John Kerry, but by advancing a calm, convincing case.... [T]he broadcast networks chose not to show last night's principal events.... ...McCain stayed clear above the partisan fray, laying out in grave terms the enormous stakes at hand. Giuliani, by contrast, was entirely partisan — but in the best sense of that word. America's Mayor outlined solid distinctions between Bush and Kerry, distinctions based on their records, and explained why Bush is the clear choice to lead America in the War on...