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  • Remember Fast and Furious's Mexican Victims

    07/08/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 1 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama-administration conventional-weapons-proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK-47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010. “I do not fear death,” Terry once wrote. “I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said...
  • Remember Fast and Furious's Mexican Victims

    07/08/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    The American people finally have heard of Brian Terry. He is the best-known victim of Fast and Furious, an Obama-administration conventional-weapons-proliferation program. Between November 2009 and January 2011, Team Obama arranged for licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to straw buyers, who transferred them to known violent criminals in Mexico. Two of these firearms, AK-47s, were found near Rio Rico, Ariz., where suspected smugglers fatally shot Terry, a 40-year-old former Marine, on December 15, 2010. “I do not fear death,” Terry once wrote. “I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than have it said...
  • Obama's Foursome

    01/25/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.25.10 | The Prowler
    MEN OF HONOR Apparently, if you want to cheat on your wife or spurn the mother of your unborn child, cover up and easily settle your institution's criminal efforts to help Americans avoid paying their federal income taxes, or just avoid paying your own fair share, the place to be is on President Barack Obama's economic-recovery advisory board. Because that's where Robert Wolf, chief executive of UBS Group Americas, the U.S. arm of one of Switzerland's largest banks, UBS AG, sits, as do Charles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation, Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management of...
  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • Discipline Decided In North Central Cheating Scandal (1 Indy Teacher Resigns, 5 Others Suspended)

    06/30/2012 5:33:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Discipline Decided In North Central Cheating Scandal1 Teacher Resigns, 5 Others Suspended Without Pay UPDATED: 9:37 pm EDT June 29, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS -- Disciplinary action has been decided for the six North Central High School biology teachers involved in an ISTEP cheating scandal. The Washington Township School District and the Indiana Department of Education conducted an investigation that found that a North Central biology teacher took extensive handwritten notes on the test's questions while students completed the online exam in 2009 and 2010. **SNIP** "Teacher A" shared the typed document with four other biology teachers at the school, one of...
  • Obama’s Coming DNC Convention Disaster (Protests, Boycotts and a Sex-Scandal that won't go away)

    06/22/2012 11:54:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2012 | Michele Malkin
    There aren’t Greek columns tall or wide enough to camouflage Barack Obama's impending North Carolina catastrophe. In September, the campaigner-in-chief will travel to Charlotte for his party's presidential-nominating convention. For once, the incurable jet-setter may wish he had stayed home.Obama's stage managers envision a triumphant, unifying coronation reminiscent of their 2008 DNC production in Denver. But the southern swing state is turning into a Democratic disaster zone.Start with the North Carolina Democratic party. At the state-party convention last week, Obama for America was AWOL. The glaring absence of high-level national Obama surrogates was noted “as odd,” according to the...
  • Maraniss Comes Clean on Obama's Seattle Hegira

    06/20/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-20-12 | Jack Cashill
    Yes, finally, an Obama biographer admits what the right side of the blogosphere has known for the last four years, that there was no Obama family, that the president's mother and presumed father never lived together, and that mother and baby "were long gone from Honolulu" within a month of the baby's birth. Unfortunately, no one bothered to check the record while Obama was basing his persona and his candidacy on the myth of this multicultural romance. This includes Maraniss himself. In a botched 10,000-word Washington Post article published on the eve of the 2008 election, he chose to overlook...
  • 'There was zero sleep': Rielle Hunter on her first time with John Edwards

    06/19/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012
    Rielle Hunter says the first time she slept with John Edwards was the 'most extraordinary night of her life.' Lurid details continue to emerge about the affair that annihilated the two-time presidential candidate's political career as Hunter's tell-all memoir slowly leaks to the public. The couple met in February 2006 at the Regency Hotel in New York City. Hours after Hunter approached the former North Carolina Senator, he called her up to his hotel room for a night of 'surrender' and 'zero sleep.' [Snip] Hunter says she caught Edwards' eye at the hotel when she followed him out of a...
  • Vatican Diary / The "who's who" of the deposed bishops

    06/15/2012 6:02:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | June 14, 2012 | Sandro Magister
    hat is, forced by the pope to leave their posts for immoral acts, administrative faults, or other serious violations. They number in the dozens. Their names have disappeared from the Annuario Pontificio. Here they are VATICAN CITY, June 15, 2012 – The old-timers of the curia remember a quip that one cardinal loved to repeat: "Among the apostles one out of twelve betrayed, and today among the successors of the apostles the average is certainly no better." Today, without counting the other Christian denominations, the Catholic bishops who are the heirs of the apostles number about 5200, and so by...
  • Valérie Trierweiler should 'keep to her place', says French prime minister

    06/13/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 17 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 6/13/2012 | Henry Samuel  
    France's prime minister has warned Francois Hollande's girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler to "keep to her place" after she backed his former partner's rival in parliamentary elections, causing a major political headache for the President. Jean-Marc Ayrault became the highest ranking French Socialist to give the 47-year old First Lady a public dressing down for her online swipe at Ségolčne Royal, 58, the mother of President François Hollande's four children. It came amid reports Mr Hollande, 57, was furious at a tweet sent out by his girlfriend wishing "good luck" to Miss Royal's rival in the western La Rochelle constituency ahead of...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in Nasty Family Feud With In-Laws

    06/12/2012 5:47:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s former inlaws angrily denied allegations today that she was mentally ill and would beat her husband in the years before she hanged herself in an abandoned barn at her upstate New York compound last month. Kennedy, according to court papers obtained by Newsweek, accused his wife Mary Richardson Kennedy of pummeling his face, resulting in a black eye and a permanently damaged tear duct, killing the family dog, stealing from Kennedy's daughter from a previous marriage, and threatening suicide and blackmail. The charges were included in explosive and confidential court documents dating from their 2010...
  • Atlanta educator prevails in tribunal (cheating scandal)

    06/10/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AJC ^ | 6/09/12 | Daarel Burnette
    Atlanta educator prevails in tribunalBy Daarel Burnette The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 4:50 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 An Atlanta educator on Saturday became the first teacher to prevail in a series of disciplinary tribunals held as a result of a widespread cheating investigation. Now Angela Williamson, formerly of Dobbs Elementary School, awaits a decision from the Atlanta school board on the status of her employment. The board can follow the superintendent's recommendation to terminate her or vote to reinstate her. **SNIP** Where they stand now About 89 educators of 178 suspected of cheating remain on the Atlanta Public Schools district's payroll,...
  • Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to state

    06/03/2012 5:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/01/12 | Michael Martinez
    Misconduct scandal prompts L.A. schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to stateBy Michael Martinez, CNN updated 6:19 AM EDT, Fri June 1, 2012 Los Angeles (CNN) -- In the wake of a teacher misconduct scandal, Los Angeles school officials have referred the discipline cases of 604 teachers from the past four years to state authorities to decide whether the teachers' licenses should also be revoked, a school spokesman said Thursday. Of the 604 cases in which teachers were fired or facing discipline, 60 teachers were accused of sexual misconduct with pupils on or off campus or with minors who...
  • Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit ("Reverend" in Sex Tryst with FNC Pundit Tamara Holder)

    05/16/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    AIM ^ | May 16, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in...
  • Do you call it: 'McRaven Gate'?

    05/08/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    The scandalFMR Attorney General Mukasey: 'Highly Lawyered' Memo Would Have Blamed Failed OBL Raid on Navy Admiral... McRaven would have been the fall guy The Blaze - May 7, 2012Gutsy call? - The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven... even if this was some sort of attempt to make McRaven a fall guy. HotAir Apr 29, 2012
  • Edwards' daughter leaves courtroom in tears over testimony on Elizabeth Edwards

    05/03/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2012
    John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about an argument Edwards had with his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, on the day a tabloid published a story on his affair. Edwards turned to his daughter, Cate, as witness Christina Reynolds was beginning the account of the argument at the Raleigh airport. As Edwards asked if his daughter wanted to leave, Cate walked out of the room wiping her tears. She later returned to court after a recess.
  • Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resigns

    04/28/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AJC ^ | 4/25/12 | Jaime Sarrio
    Principal at center of APS cheating scandal resignsBy Jaime Sarrio The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8:24 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Christopher Waller, a middle school principal accused of coordinating mass test cheating, resigned Tuesday after Atlanta Public Schools issued plans to fire him. Waller emerged as one of the key figures in a 400-plus page state investigative report into test cheating, an example, investigators noted, of the toxic culture they said existed in APS. Waller, according to the investigation, bullied Parks Middle School teachers into copying exams and erasing wrong answers on state achievement tests. All the while, he garnered praise...
  • SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL:New Allegations Reported By MSNBC (Video)

    04/26/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    MSNBC SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL: New Allegations (Video)
  • Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube)

    04/26/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 26, 2012 | PJMedia
    Fast & Furious Gun Scandal: Is This the Obama Administration's Greatest Cover-Up? (You Tube) Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit at PJMedia interviews Katie Pavlich. Her new book, "Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up", just hit the NYT bestsellers list.
  • Report: Secret Service involved in second prostitution scandal

    04/26/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2012
    A day after U.S. lawmakers were briefed on an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia involving Secret Service members, a report emerged Thursday of similar allegations, this time in El Salvador. Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011. The source said he was with about a dozen Secret Service agents and a few U.S. military specialists at a strip club in the city a few days before Obama arrived, KIRO reported. The men...
  • Secret Service scandal reveals Obama's leadership deficit

    04/24/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/2012 | Lori Handrahan
    The scandal involving Secret Service personnel and US military elites who engaged prostitutes while assigned to protect our president and our national security is so much more than a misguided "boys-will-be-boys" incident. It is a national security breach that exposes President Obama's leadership deficit. Congressman Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee is now asking (and Colombian media claims a local investigation is also underway) were any of the women involved in the incident under 18-years-old. In other words, were they children? By the international legal definition of trafficking, found in the UN Protocol to Prevent,...
  • Where Are the Rolling Heads from NOAA?

    04/24/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Mike Johnson
    Scandals are shaking the Obama administration. Personnel with the highest of security clearances are being intimate, in the most basic definition of the word, with foreign nationals. Pillow talk, anyone? Other high-ranking officials cavort with clowns and psychics, all paid for on the government dime. Hot tub, anyone? In the meantime, a human tragedy is occurring driven by a much more expensive if equally sordid scandal at NOAA that goes on under the radar of media attention. Steve Urbon of the New Bedford Standard-Times asks, "What about our scandal?"
  • More Secret Service agents will be fired in 'very near future' over Colombian prostitute scandal

    04/24/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT · by mulder1 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/12 | Daily Mail reporter
    The head of the Homeland Security Committee has demanded answers from the secret service chief as to just how many agents were involved in the prostitution scandal as it appeared more will lose their jobs. Representative Peter King wanted the names of those Government employees embroiled in the incident. The episode came to light when a 24-year-old high-end escort fought with an agent who slept with her at a Colombian hotel but then refused to hand over the $800 fee they had agreed upon.
  • Under Sandra Fluke's Logic, Secret Service Agents' Condoms Should Be Reimbursable

    04/22/2012 5:54:59 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 21 replies
    Free Republic -- Vanity (American In Tokyo) ^ | 23 April 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Ms. Sandra Fluke is attached to an organization with high moral values, that places an emphasis on ethics, honesty and integrity. There is in fact not only a student code at Georgetown University, there also an ETHOS CODE , and there is also the history, tradition and mission statement of the Catholic university guiding certain behaviors (both on and off campus as stated and each student is to be aware of this).It is this very essence and aspect of core institutional values which "15-Minutes-of-Fame Sandra" very publicly whined about, mocked and assailed on national TV and also asserted that the...
  • The Real GSA Scandal: Job-Killing Big Labor Payoffs

    04/18/2012 3:56:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 18, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Stop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are finally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. We've graduated from overpriced breakfasts in Vegas, friends-and-family junkets galore and in-house videos mocking their own profligacy to extravagant bonuses, alleged kickbacks, obstructionism and bribes. But the scandal is still small potatoes compared to the potential billions GSA is pouring down the Big Labor drain. Whistleblowers and an independent inspector general investigation estimate that the GSA's Sin City conference cost taxpayers an estimated $1 million in 2010. Washington bureaucrats squandered another $234,000...
  • A White House Infested With Scandal

    04/17/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | annem040359
    It seems that with each new day, the President Barack Hussein Obama White House it seems as if there are new scandals. Be it the GSA or the General Services Administration, or that of failed green energy companies, an effort to try to destroy the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution as in fast and furious. Even the much respected Secret Service was “caught” in a scandal in a number of secret service employees who had gotten involved with prostitutes in Colombia. At a time when more Americans have become fed-up with an out-of-control United States of America federal...
  • Kessler to Newsmax: Secret Service Prostitutes May be Underage Girls

    04/16/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 16, 2012 | Martin Gould and John Bachman
    Investigators probing the Secret Service prostitute scandal are looking into whether any of the girls involved were underage, Ronald Kessler, the journalist who broke the story, tells Newsmax.TV exclusively. Kessler warned that more scandalous details of the Colombian cavorting are still to come, including the age of the prostitutes. (VIDEO AT LINK) Kessler, Newsmax’s chief Washington correspondent, broke the story of the scandal over the weekend. The details have since been confirmed by the Secret Service, and President Barack Obama has called for an investigation. Up to a dozen agents were sent home from Cartagena, Colombia, where the president was...
  • After Years of Cultural Rot, Why are We Surprised by the Secret Service Scandal?

    04/16/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 4/16/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's cut to the chase, and let's get to the real question in the Secret Service hooker scandal in Colombia. What I want to know is, did those Colombian hookers have to pay for their own contraception, or are they covered under Obama's health care plan as it extends to the Secret Service agents? That's the question. That's what everybody ought to be asking. With the War on Women being waged at full strength, how could that question not come up? How could that question not be asked? It wasn't asked by anybody on the Sunday shows....
  • Obama's Regulatory Puffery

    04/16/2012 9:56:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    When in doubt, President Obama is quick to push for more government regulations as a universal cure to all problems. No matter what the problem, be it health care, financial reforms, small business growth, taxation, Team Obama tells Americans that new regulations that will expand governmental control and operations, are vital. What Obama fails to realize is that more regulations piled atop the already huge regulatory thicket, are not the solution to the problems this nation faces. Moreover, new regulations and the corresponding expansion of government, are likely to create far more problems and continue to hobble economic growth. Daily,...
  • 5 service members confined in misconduct probe [Colombia hookers again, but military this time]

    04/14/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT | unattributed
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The U.S. military says five service members supporting the Secret Service in advance of President Barack Obama's visit may have been involved in inappropriate conduct and have been confined to quarters. Obama is in Colombia for a Summit of the Americas. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the incident...stems from the same episode involving about a dozen members of the Secret Service...
  • Secret Service Scandal Widens to US Military (Ho! Hum! Another Day Another Bammy Scandal)

    04/14/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 14,2012 | JULIE PACE and LIBARDO CARDONA |
    An embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents widened Saturday when the U.S. military confirmed five service members staying at the same hotel in Colombia may have been involved in misconduct as well. The allegations overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomacy in Latin America and threatened to bruise America's image. The White House found itself having to insist that Obama still had full confidence in the agency designed to protect his life.
  • Barack Obama's bodyguards sent home from Colombia summit amid prostitution [drinking] allegations

    04/14/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | April 14, 2012
    Reports suggested that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman did not dispute that. A US official said 12 officials were sent home. The agents were staying at Cartagena's Hotel Caribe, which is also hosting members of the White House staff and press corps during the summit A hotel employee said the agents arrived at the beachfront hotel about a week ago, and claimed they were drinking heavily during their stay. The employee said the agents left the hotel Thursday, a day before Obama and other regional leaders arrived for...
  • ....And Environmental Justice For All, Comrade

    04/06/2012 1:00:30 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 86 replies
    My Brain, | 4/6/12 | Alan Levy
    Hey, take a look at what I found on the EPA's website (Yes, I have a life. Really. I do. Promise.): ********************************** "Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (1) people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may...
  • The Hare Krishna Killings

    03/30/2012 5:28:06 PM PDT · by BonRad · 13 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | William H Kennedy
    On October 26, 2011 the UK's Telegraph newspaper ran an obituary which read Disgraced former leader of US Hare Krishna community dies at 74 and recounted the bizarre life and passing of cult leader Swami Kirtanananda Bhaktipada (1937-2011). Kirtanananda was born Keith Gordon Ham in upstate New York the son of an extremely conservative Southern Baptist minister. Keith inherited his father's zeal and recruiting tactics and successfully converted many classmates to "born again" evangelical Christianity. Despite a childhood case of polio, he excelled in high school academics graduating with top honors in 1955 and received a degree in History from...
  • House GOP eyes another possible green-tech scandal (Ecotality Inc.)

    03/27/2012 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/27/12 | Neil Munro
    House GOP eyes another possible green-tech scandalBy Neil Munro - The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 5 hrs ago GOP leaders are investigating Ecotality Inc., yet another troubled green-tech company that has received taxpayer funds and public support from the White House. The firm has received roughly $126 million from the the Department of Energy to install roughly 14,000 electric car chargers, has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic politicians, and was showcased by President Barack Obama in his 2010 State of the Union speech. But the company has installed less than 7,000 of the chargers, its subsidiary...
  • Why no scandal tarnishes Teflon-coated Goldman (Government) Sachs

    03/26/2012 6:09:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 5+ views
    New York Post ^ | 03/26/2012 | Terry Keenan
    Goldman Sachs may be conducting an Easter egg hunt in search of the smoking Muppet e-mail, but you know in the end CEO Lloyd Blankfein will come up with the golden egg. Its profits will rise, its stock will soar. Why is Goldman Teflon-coated? Countless pixels have been generated noting the revolving door between Goldman and Washington, its supposedly undue influence in high places, its eagerness to hire those with a few extra IQ points on the competition, the special sauce it adds to its souped-up derivatives — you’ve seen the list. But what if it isn’t nearly as complicated...
  • Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys'

    03/20/2012 3:57:30 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 19, 2012 | Bruno Waterfield
    At least 10 teenage boys or young men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s. Evidence of the castrations has emerged amid controversy that it was not included in the findings of an official investigation into sexual abuse within the church last year.>>>More →
  • 60 Minutes does a hatchet job on the Roman Catholic Church

    03/04/2012 5:56:05 PM PST · by TWohlford · 33 replies | 4 Mar 2012 | Tim Wohlford
    An Irishman named Diarmuid Martin says the Catholic Church in Ireland has reached a breaking point, a crisis that he says results from the sexual abuse of children by priests and the cover-up by the Church. Martin has provided tens of thousands of pages of evidence against specific priests, and his words and actions carry extraordinary weight. That's because Diarmuid Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Bob Simon reports.
  • Dungy: Gregg Williams’ Redskins may have started Peyton Manning’s neck issues

    03/03/2012 5:03:26 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 49 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3/3/2012 | Doug Farrar
    By the time the "BountyGate" scandal investigation is over, the only thing former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams might not have been blamed for is whatever gas prices happen to be at that time. And now that the bounty system he participated in while with the Saints can be traced back to his time as the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator, facts that previously came to light are now going under the magnifying glass with a much harsher light cast on them. Last September, Cindy Boren of the Washington Post wrote an article in which ex-Indianapolis Colts head coach...
  • (Vanity) Newt is No Fluke

    03/02/2012 4:23:03 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2012-03-02 | grey_whiskers
    A one-line question to ponder. Why is it that Newt Gingrich's sexual escapades were enough to discredit him, but Sandra Fluke's escapades make her a hero who is entitled to OUR money?
  • Jacksonville Church Hires Registered Sex Offender as Pastor, Bans Children from Service

    02/27/2012 12:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | February 21, 2012 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    The Lord may be forgiving. Sex offender laws? Not so much. A Baptist church in Jacksonville has hired a registered sex offender as its new pastor, but because a court has ruled the he's not allowed to have "unsupervised contact with children under 18 years old," the church has decided to ban kids from its Sunday services. Back in 2009, Darrell Gilyard pleaded guilty to charges of lewd conduct and lewd molestation according to At the time Gilyard was a pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church. His victims were female members of his congregation under 18. He molested one 15-year-old...
  • A Ron Paul Finance Scandal?

    02/21/2012 8:31:47 PM PST · by mnehring · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call's Jonathan Strong reports that Ron Paul's office has a history of billing both US taxpayers and outside groups for the same flights -- and that he's been confronted about it: In March 2005, David James called Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) Congressional office for some documentation. James's nonprofit group, the Liberty Committee, had paid for one of Paul's flights, and James needed a receipt or boarding pass to document the expense. He'd been pushing Paul for the paperwork and now, on the phone, he was "putting his foot down.... ....David James wants Liberty Committee's money back, and is really...
  • 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...
  • Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resign (Berndt)

    02/10/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/10/12
    Report: Teacher at heart of LA school district molest scandal was paid $40,000 to resignArticle by: Associated Press Updated: February 10, 2012 - 4:47 PM LOS ANGELES - The former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was paid $40,000 to drop an appeal of his firing, a newspaper reported Friday. The Los Angeles Unified School District settled with Mark Berndt because it couldn't defend his February 2011 firing, district general counsel David Holmquist told the Los Angeles Times. Berndt was removed from the classroom in January 2011 and dismissed as the Los Angeles County...
  • Fox Chicago News Anchor Echoes Curry's Concern for Caroline Kennedy

    02/10/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by ExTxMarine · 40 replies ^ | February 2, 2012 | Mike Bates
    Yesterday, NewsBuster Kyle Drennen detailed how NBC Today co-host Ann Curry fretted about the latest Kennedy scandal's impact on Caroline Kennedy. "What about Caroline, who is still alive?" she asked John F. Kennedy mistress Mimi Alford. Last night on Fox Chicago News, anchor Bob Sirott picked up on the same theme in his "One More Thing" opinion segment: "I wonder if she (Alford) feels guilty now about how President Kennedy's only living child Caroline might feel about her story?"
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Deception Plan. The Gunwalker Conspiracy was not, and is not, primarily

    02/05/2012 8:16:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/5/12 | Dutchman 6
    Deception (military or political) includes manipulating, distorting, withholding, or falsifying evidence available to an opponent. History has shown that it is far easier to deceive by reinforcing an opponent’s existing preconceptions than it is to persuade him to change his mind. PSYOP personnel should encourage the opponent that the most likely way of achieving the objective will in fact be adopted (thereby diverting his attention from an alternative plan). Given two options, one of which reinforces our existing point of view, people are more likely to believe what they already suspect. Psychologically, they are gratified by evidence that confirms their...
  • Did Cardinal Mahony Hide His Bishop's Kids? (Catholic Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:48:39 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Through his well-chronicled derelictions of duty, Roger Mahony, the cardinal emeritus of Los Angeles, placed a number of ticking time bombs near his successor's feet. Last week, one of them went off. Archbishop Jose Gomez, who replaced Mahony last year, announced that Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Gabino Zavala had submitted his resignation to the Vatican after fessing up about two children he fathered years before.The media fatuously describes this scandal as Archbishop Gomez's first "controversy." But it belongs entirely to his predecessor. Cardinal Mahony appointed Zavala to his position in 1994. Did Cardinal Mahony know about Zavala's children? (The Los...
  • 2012 - The Year the Can Kicks Back

    01/02/2012 7:52:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 2, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    President Obama may best be known as the president who took kicking the can down the road to new, unimagined levels. Obama has demonstrated an unusual ability to delay decision-making, to obfuscate issues, to divert attention from matters of critical importance, and his preference to take half measures when pushed to the brink is now well known. Obama is the Grand Master of Kicking the Can Down the Road. But in 2012 that seems likely to change—the can is going to kick back. The problems besetting our nation can only be ignored and obfuscated for so long—and the past three...
  • In schools around the country, 2011 was marked by test cheating scandals (Hussein wants waivers)

    01/02/2012 7:39:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    In schools around the country, 2011 was marked by test cheating scandalsBy Associated Press, Published: December 31 ATLANTA — It was the year of the test cheating scandal. From Atlanta to Philadelphia and Washington to Los Angeles, officials have accused hundreds of educators of changing answers on tests or giving answers to students. Just last week, state investigators revealed that dozens of educators in 11 schools in Georgia’s Dougherty County either cheated or failed to prevent cheating on 2009 standardized tests. **SNIP** At President Obama’s invitation, states have begun filing waivers to get relief from the law. Under the 11...
  • MF Global Chief Who Oversaw Missing $1.2 Billion Also Top EPA Financial Adviser

    12/29/2011 9:16:30 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | December 29, 2011 | Wynton Hall
    The same man who oversaw MF Global’s $1.2 billion in missing funds, Bradley I. Abelow, is also currently listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website as the current chairman of the EPA’s Financial Advisory Board. SNIP Mr. Abelow also served as former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s chief of staff before Mr. Corzine went on to become MF Global’s CEO. Interestingly, current EPA Administrator Lisa Smith also previously served as then-Gov. Corzine’s chief of staff. Whether the Corzine connection played any role in Mr. Abelow’s appointment to the chairmanship of the EPA’s Financial Advisory Board is as yet unclear. Mr....